Pictures of Spring valley Events and People
 

JANUARY 2015

January 1st

Happy New Year!

Reminder: Please submit your coming 2015 local events for our calendar to:

sveconomics@comcast.net

or fax: 815.664.2114

January 1st - 7th

Bureau County 4-H, a program of the University of Illinois Extension, has opened up registration for air rifle instruction.

Youth ages 8-18 years old will receive instruction from state certified instructors who have completed extensive training programs. Sessions will be held at LZ Resale and Shooting Range at 120 E. St. Paul St., Spring Valley. The Bureau County 4-H Shooting Sports program will provide all necessary equipment. However, if you would like to bring your own equipment you may do so.

The first session will be held on Sunday, Jan. 11, 1-2 p.m., and will run for six consecutive Sundays. The cost to participate is $25 for 4-H members who have paid the $20 annual 4-H program fee; $45 for new 4-H members who have not paid the $20 annual 4-H program fee.

This program is limited to the first 10 who complete the registration process. The completed paperwork and payment must be received in order to be considered complete. Registration will close on Jan. 7, 2015.

The registration paperwork (three forms) is available at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/blmp or by visiting the Bureau County Extension Office, 850 Thompson St., Princeton.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, contact 815-875-2878.

 

January 3rd

Sign-Up for Echo Bluff Hockey Lessons.

Coach Rob Wilson is returning to Echo Bluff to offer Hockey lessons to those interested in learning this popular sport. The course will be six weeks and offered at Echo Bluff Park on Thursday evenings. You have the opportunity to meet the coach and sign-up on Saturday, January 3 from 10 am – 12 noon in Echo Bluff's schoolhouse lodge. A limited supply of hockey gear is available on a first-come basis.

Echo Bluff Nature Park located in Hall Twp. off Route 29 between Spring Valley and DePue - follow the signs.

For more information call: 815 447-2115

Details at HOCKEY LESSONS FLYER

www.echobluffpark.org

January 4th

WINTER BLAST - an event for families looking for outdoor fun!

For a fee of $5 per person, you will be able to ice skate, sled (if weather permits), take part in a park-wide scavenger hunt, create winter crafts, roast marshmallows and spend time by the bonfire. The event begins at 2 pm and ends at 6 pm.

Participants, for an additional $5, can see just how accurate their aim is at our Thumpity-Thump Frosty Paintball Blast. Three "snowmen" will be traipsing around the field as human targets. (We have the guns and winter paintballs - skill is self-provided.)

Echo Bluff Nature Park located in Hall Twp. off Route 29 between Spring Valley and DePue - follow the signs.

For more information call: 815 447-2115

Details at WINTER BLAST FLYER

www.echobluffpark.org

January 5th

St. Margaret’s Prenatal/Lamaze classes for expectant mothers, called “1-2-3-4 What To Expect From Labor/Delivery and More,” will begin Monday, January 5, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the First Floor Presentation Room at St. Margaret’s Hospital.

The four-week series of classes will consist of lectures on all aspects of pregnancy, including: stages of labor and delivery, techniques for pain relief, caesarian sections, medical interventions, Lamaze breathing techniques, conditioning and relaxation exercises, newborn care, breast and bottle-feeding and infant CPR.  Films on childbirth, car seat safety, infant care and infant safety are shown, and a tour of St. Margaret’s Family Birthing Centre is provided.

Participants are asked to bring a blanket, two pillows, and a labor coach (support person).  Expectant fathers are welcome and encouraged to attend.

There is no charge for the classes.  To register, call St. Margaret’s Family Birthing Centre at (815) 664-1345.

January 6th

St. Margaret's will host a “Health Care Provider CPR” course on Tuesday, January 6, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  The class is for any health care provider, including lifeguards, firefighters and health care workers.  

The class cost is $30, which includes the instructional book, and is conducted by American Heart Association instructors.  It will be held in the hospital’s First Floor Presentation Room.  For more information, or to register, call St. Margaret's Occupational Health and Wellness Department at (815) 220-0075.

 

January 13th

Children's Grief Group is a children’s support group through life’s difficult changes of death, divorce and loss. The next meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, January 13th in St. Margaret’s Hospital’s First Floor Presentation Room.

For more information, call (815) 664-1402.

January 13th

“Cardiac Chat,” is a meeting for anyone with heart-related issues or lives with someone with heart problems.  The next meeting will be held on Tues., January 13th, from 3-4 p.m. in the 1st Floor Presentation Room.  This meeting is FREE to the public.

The goal of Cardiac Chat is for individuals to learn the skills that help manage their condition and improve their quality of life.  Family members are encouraged to also attend and bring questions.  Attend for the whole hour or just stop in during the scheduled time.  Staff members from various departments in the hospital will be on hand monthly to answer various questions:

Nurse – blood pressure, pulse and weight

Durable Medical Equipment – questions about medical equipment, oxygen

Social services – see what resources are available in the community – home health, etc.

Pharmacist – discuss and answer any questions about medications

Cardiac Rehab – discuss physical activity and smoking cessation

Dietitians – dietary changes and weight management

Managed Care – answer any questions about insurance/Medicare plans

For more information regarding “Cardiac Chat,” please call (815) 664-1118.

January 14th

St. Margaret’s Hospital will offer a Lipid Profile and Glucose Screening on Wed., January 14th from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the hospital’s first floor Presentation Room. 

The $20 fee includes a check of cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL. 

A twelve-hour food and beverage fast is recommended for more accurate results.  Registration is recommended by calling St. Margaret’s at (815) 664-1486.

January 27th

We are looking for improvement & beautification project ideas, activities or promotions for Spring Valley.

Please join the us at the SV Boosters and Partners for Progress

2015 planning meeting

Everyone welcome.

Projects and events for the coming year will be discussed. Bring your ideas.

Making a commitment for at least 1 community project or activity for the year means a lot!

Community Room at the Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library

6 p.m.

815.303.4327

 

SVHA Museum

Closed during January & February except by Appointment

Call: 815.830.4303

201 W. St. Paul Street

Coal Mining, Businesses, & More

To become a member click on

MEMBERSHIP

We are looking for your familiy histories. Please share a copy with us!

CLOSED December 27th for the Holidays

Lourdes and Fatima Pilgrimage

The St. Margaret’s Hospital Foundation is sponsoring a pilgrimage to Lourdes and Fatima.  The group will visit Marian shrines in Portugal, Spain and France.  Destinations include Fatima, Santarem, Alba De Tormes, Avila, Burgos, Loyola, Lourdes, Never and Paris.  This prayer-filled journey during Lent will prepare you for a joyous Easter. 

The ten-day adventure is scheduled for March 6th thru the 15, 2015.  For more information call Frank in the Foundation office at St. Margaret’s 815-664-7268 or visit www.catholictrips.com.

One lucky person will win a free trip being raffled by the Foundation.  Watch for volunteers selling chances or visit the Hospital Gift Shop.

 

FEBRUARY 2015

Beginning February 2nd

Registration accepted for the 

IL River Walleye Classic

March 28-29, 2015

Details at FLYER

or click REGISTRATION

 

February 7th

Last Honky Tonk Music Series

w/ Craig Gerdes & Christopher Corkery

Uncle Stewy's Roadhouse

8 p.m.

225 E. St. Paul Street

February 14th

Happy Valentine's Day!

February 14th

Echo Bluff Park

Nature's Corner Club

2nd Saturday of every month

10 a.m. - Noon

Deatils at NATURE

February 24th

Spring Valley Walleye Meeting at SV Boat Club

7:00 p.m.

SVHA Museum

Closed during January & February except by Appointment

Call: 815.830.4303

201 W. St. Paul Street

Coal Mining, Businesses, & More

To become a member click on

MEMBERSHIP

We are looking for your familiy histories. Please share a copy with us!

CLOSED December 27th for the Holidays

Lourdes and Fatima Pilgrimage

The St. Margaret’s Hospital Foundation is sponsoring a pilgrimage to Lourdes and Fatima.  The group will visit Marian shrines in Portugal, Spain and France.  Destinations include Fatima, Santarem, Alba De Tormes, Avila, Burgos, Loyola, Lourdes, Never and Paris.  This prayer-filled journey during Lent will prepare you for a joyous Easter. 

The ten-day adventure is scheduled for March 6th thru the 15, 2015.  For more information call Frank in the Foundation office at St. Margaret’s 815-664-7268 or visit www.catholictrips.com.

One lucky person will win a free trip being raffled by the Foundation.  Watch for volunteers selling chances or visit the Hospital Gift Shop.


MARCH 2015

March 7th

SVFD Smoker

Tickets $15 - includes family style chicken, soda, beer & entertainment.

Spring Valley Boat Club.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Gun Raffle by Mean Metal Guns

Details at SMOKER

 

March 7th

Vendor's Show

Uncle Stewy's Roadhouse

225 E. St. Paul

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Proceeds to benefit Hall Twp. Food Pantry

Details at MARCH INTO SPRING

March 8th

Last Honky Tonk Music Series

w/Brigitte London & Craig Gerdes

Uncle Stewy's Roadhouse

8 p.m.

225 E. St. Paul Street

 

March 12th

Free Concert

US Army Field Band - "The Volunteers"

Spring Valley JFK School

7 p.m.

Watch for more details on Free Tickets

beginning in February

(Advanced tickets required.)

815.303.4327

March 14th

Echo Bluff Park

Nature's Corner Club

2nd Saturday of every month

"Where Does Maple Syrup Come From?"

10 a.m. - Noon

Deatils at NATURE

 

March 20th - 21st

29th Annual Cabela's MWC Fishing Tournament

Spring Valley Boat Club on the IL River

Weigh-In & Awards Sunday

Beginning after 2 p.m.

http://masterswalleyecircuit.com/

March 27th - 29th

Illinois River Walleye Classic

Barto Landing on the IL River

For registration information visit:

http://www.spring-valley-walleye.org/irwc.html

March 28th

Lori's Walleye Run

29th Year!

Check-In 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Hall High School

$20 Advanced Registration

$25 Day of the Race

Details at RUN

March 28th

Easter Egg Hunt

11 a.m. - Noon

Downtown Mini-Park

SVHA Museum

Closed during January & February except by Appointment

Call: 815.830.4303

201 W. St. Paul Street

Coal Mining, Businesses, & More

To become a member click on

MEMBERSHIP

We are looking for your familiy histories. Please share a copy with us!

CLOSED December 27th for the Holidays

Lourdes and Fatima Pilgrimage

The St. Margaret’s Hospital Foundation is sponsoring a pilgrimage to Lourdes and Fatima.  The group will visit Marian shrines in Portugal, Spain and France.  Destinations include Fatima, Santarem, Alba De Tormes, Avila, Burgos, Loyola, Lourdes, Never and Paris.  This prayer-filled journey during Lent will prepare you for a joyous Easter. 

The ten-day adventure is scheduled for March 6th thru the 15, 2015.  For more information call Frank in the Foundation office at St. Margaret’s 815-664-7268 or visit www.catholictrips.com.

One lucky person will win a free trip being raffled by the Foundation.  Watch for volunteers selling chances or visit the Hospital Gift Shop.

 

 

Click CALENDAR for the full year.

Reminder: Please submit your coming 2015 local events for our calendar to:

sveconomics@comcast.net

or fax: 815.664.2114

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City of Spring Valley

215 N. Greenwood Street

Spring Valley, IL 61362

Debb Ladgenski

Economic Development Director

sveconomics@comcast.net

815.664.2753

 

Project Success OF EASTERN BUREAU COUNTY
500 N. Terry St.
Spring Valley, IL 61362
815 663-2085 815 664-9089


Dear Friends,


February 1st is Super Bowl Sunday – and we at Hall Twp. Food Pantry invite you to take part in our annual SoUPER BOWL CHALLENGE.


You see, this time of the year it is nearly impossible for us to keep soup on our shelves. Our patrons tend to be heat and eat consumers and soup is the perfect choice! What better time to conduct a Soup Drive than during the Super Bowl frenzy?
Here’s how the challenge works. Post the attached poster asking your students/employees to vote for the team they believe will win the Super Bowl by placing cans of soup in a SoUPER BOWL COLLECTION BOX.


This year it is a competition between Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots.
Each donor will write either S for Seahawks or P for Patriots on the top of a soup can (encourage them to vote often) and place it in the collection box. (Last year some clever participants had two boxes – labeled according to team and students merely dropped cans in the appropriate box.)


The day after the Super Bowl, we will collect the cans and announce in the paper the schools/businesses that selected the victorious team. We will be notifying the press and want to tell them all participating schools/businesses. Please call and let us know so we can arrange can collection. (FYI: You may remove the education box tops!)
Thanks so much – I look forward to hearing from you!

Gratefully,
Jan Martin
Jan Martin, Director

Download the SoUPER BOWL FLYER

 

 

COMING MARCH 12th

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Governor Quinn Awards Spring Valley

$9.6 Million

For A New

Waste Water Treatment Plant!

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