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Blood donations needed

To help ensure an adequate blood supply for the region blood drives will be held in the area. The first at Bluffs High School, located at 100 West Rockford in Bluffs is hosting a blood drive on Monday, May 5, from 1 to 5 p.m.   The next at the Beardstown Lincoln Land Community College, 109 White Pine Lane, on Thursday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The third at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church Hall, 800 West Main Street in Ashland, on Friday, May 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For your convenience, please call the blood center (toll free) to sign up at 1-866-GIVE-BLD or schedule an appointment online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org using sponsor code 60008. Walk-ins are also welcome and appreciated.

 
State Farm Insurance is Co-Business of the Month

State Farm Insurance has been chosen April 2014 Co-Business of the Month. State Farm Insurance is owned and operated by Bob Masten. Bob has provided personal line insurance to the Beardstown area since 1998. The office is located at 10054 U.S. Hwy 67 and office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pictured from left: Kennia Erickson, Bob Masten and Toni Quinn. (Submitted photo)

 
Grass and leaf pickup resumes

By Sandra Haschemeyer
Star-Gazette editor
The city is again picking up grass and leaf bags although the issue of what to do with the yard waste has not yet been resolved. For now the bags are being taken to a full dump site where an area of logs has been cleared to make room for the waste, according to Gary Hamilton, public works director.
The announcement was made at the Beardstown City Council’s committee as a whole meeting Tuesday night.

 
Cinco de Mayo Little Miss Queen candidates announced

Candidates have been announced for the Cinco de Mayo’s Little Miss Queen and Princesses program. The celebration will be held May 3 and 4 at Art Zeeck Park.
Candidates are Maria Weber, Emily Nava, Danielle Nagaito, Isabel Chaidez, Esmeralda Martinez, Raven Sweeney, Kourtney Logsdon, and Karem Izquierdo.

 
Schroll participates in Boston Marathon

By Sandra Haschemeyer
Star-Gazette editor
It’s an experience he will likely never forget. Travis Schroll of Beardstown was among the 36,000 runners participating in Monday’s Boston Marathon.
Although he didn’t run as fast as he had wanted, he finished the race in 3 hours and 12 minutes, a few minutes shy of his hoped-for time of 3 hours, 3 minutes.
“It’s a very hard course,” he said of the 26.2 mile race. “I underestimated it.”

 
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