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Archive for January, 2014

Carl Sandburg College Closing Children’s School

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Carl Sandburg College is going to close its Children’s School.

The college announced Sunday in a press release that the 13 employees — 11 of which who are full-time — affected by the closure were notified Friday, and that the closure will take effect when Spring Semester contracts expire June 6th.

MLK Celebration Brings Together Music and Remembrance

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The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee started off its celebration of Dr. King’s birthday, Sunday.

A tribute was held at First Baptist Church in Galesburg with the celebration incorporating song, dance, and spoken word.

Several performing groups from around the area were invited to use songs of faith to remind those in attendance that Dr. King was both a man of faith and a civil rights leader.

The MLK Celebration Committee puts on the event as a way to begin the celebration that continues into Monday.

Committee member Pam Davidson tells WGIL that she believes King’s actions started with his faith.

“We’re trying to bring it to the church with gospel music and music of all colors, to just let it be uplifting for respect to his day, a tribute to his day,” Davidson said.

Although King’s birthday is officially January 15th, the holiday is celebrated every third Monday in January.

The committee said they wanted to bring a mix of people together to remind residents that they are part of one community.

Singleton, Clara M.

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Clara M. Singleton, 89, of Monmouth died 5:30 A.M. Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Monmouth Nursing Home, Monmouth.

She was born October 23, 1924 in Hillview, Illinois the daughter of Arthur and Edith (Stark) Fry. She was reared and educated in Little York, Illinois.

Clara married Herbert Singleton in Monmouth, Illinois on September 17, 1947 and he preceded her in death on March 29, 1987.

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