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“Nunsense” is the Metamora Thespian Society’s next presentation. Dinner and the play will be presented Feb. 21-24 at the Metamora Fields Golf Club. Tickets are $35.


Sheriff is offering college scholarship

The Woodford County Sheriff will award an Illinois Sheriffs’ Association’s (ISA) college scholarship to an area student pursuing higher education during the 2018-2019 academic year. The $500 scholarship is intended to help with the cost of tuition, books and fees. Criteria and eligibility are detailed on the application, which is available at the Sheriff’s Office, 111 E. Court St., Eureka, or on the ISA website, ilsheriff.org.

There will be no restrictions on any applicant by reason of race, age, creed, color, sex or national origin. The only limitations are as follows:

  • Applicant must be permanent Illinois resident;
  • Scholarship must be used at institution of higher learning in Illinois; and
  • Student must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2018-2019 school year (Excluding summer session)

Students must complete the application; answer the essay question and return all documentation to the Sheriff’s Office by March 15.

For additional information, contact the Woodford County Sheriff’s Office at (309) 467-2375 or the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association.


Business group to meet Feb. 15

The Eureka Business Association invites members of the local business community to learn about the association at 8 a.m. the third Thursday of every month at the Eureka Cerf Center, on the campus of Eureka College, 300 E. College Ave. The next meeting is slated for Feb. 15. Dues are $70 a year, and membership is open to businesses in Unit School District 140. For more information, go to eurekabusinessassociaion.org.

Church to raise mission funds with Trivia Night

Test your knowledge of a variety of topics and help support missionary work in Guatemala by attending Trivia Night at Crosspoint 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 24. The church is at 951 County Road, 1625 E, Eureka.

Cost is $80 per team, with a maximum of eight players. Each team will need to have one fully charged smartphone with the Speed Quizzing app downloaded. Call (309) 467-4968 or send an email to info@crosspointcc.org to register. Registration deadline is Feb. 18.

Snacks and childcare will be available for donations of any amount. All proceeds will go to the church’s Guatemala missions team.


“Nunsense” presented by Metamora Thespian Society

Enjoy dinner with a wacky crew of nuns as the Metamora Thespian Society presents “Nunsense” Feb. 21-24. Tickets are $35, and can be reserved by calling (309) 367-4000. The 6 p.m. dinner and 7:30 pm. play will be held at the Metamora Fields Golf Club, 801 W. Progress St.

“Nunsense” is the story about a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery. They need to raise money to bury the rest of their dead sisters. The cast engages the audience with a participation quiz during the play.


Train fair on ICC campus Feb. 18

The Peoria Train Fair returns Feb. 18, to the Illinois Central College East Peoria campus, The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is sponsored by the Illinois Valley Model Railroad Club in Peoria and Pekin’s River City Model Railroad Club. The clubs’ fundraiser will feature operating layouts, swap meet tables, videos and more. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

The fair will offer something for everyone from model railroad enthusiasts, train buffs and beginners. The latest products will be available as well as DVDs, videos, books, photos and model railroad parts and supplies. New and used items from most scales and real railroad memorabilia will be available including clothing, patches and pins. 

Proceeds support the Illinois Valley Model Railroad Club in Peoria and River City Model Railroad Club in Pekin and their efforts to highlight and promote the hobby of model railroading to all. For information, contact Rick Stephenson at (309) 339-2896 or rick@rickstephenson.com.


–Woodford County News Briefs–