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The Library Corner: Trivia Night returns this Friday to library

The Rantoul Public Library welcomes September with another calendar filled with enjoyable, informative and exciting events for everyone.

This Friday, Sept. 5, Trivia Night returns to the library. Teams of teens and adults will compete for the unofficial title of “Trivia Titans,” starting at 6:30. Be sure to register so you can be a part of the delightful challenge.


On the beat with the Chief: With school back in, be careful

School has officially started, so once again a reminder to drive with caution and know that a lot of students will be out going to and from.

Students, please obey pedestrian requirements. Never assume that a vehicle sees you or will stop for you.

Hope you had a great Labor Day weekend.

Whenever driving on a holiday weekend, “watch out for the other guy.” Drive carefully.


Expressions: Finding meaning in life through Grandma Rilla

What are we here for? What’s my purpose in life? What is the secret to a life well lived?

I want to make a positive difference in life before I die, but I don’t know how because daily life involves working to pay the bills, caring for my family, and there isn’t much time for anything else.


Prairie Writings: I've found it! Here's the key to happiness

When you ask people what they want, nine out of 10 — maybe 99 out of 100 — will say, “happiness.”

You wonder, though, how many who are looking for happiness know what it is or if they’d recognize it if they found it?


Letter to the Editor: Thanks for the rescue, Capitol Car Credit

To the editor:
I am an alumna of University of Illinois, and I return to the area most years for an annual reunion we hold which starts with golf at Brookhill in Rantoul.
I currently live in San Antonio, Texas, and my husband and I were at the end of a three-week road trip on Aug. 9 when we found ourselves stranded in Rantoul with an overheating car.


Pauline's Corner: Sheppard’s Closet is a must-visit in Gibson City

I have found another need in Rantoul.

The cross walks need to be refreshed with bright yellow paint as they cannot be seen very well.

This is important for safety, so please let’s get this problem fixed.


So it Goes: Customer service at its finest, worst

When a product or service is purchased, customer service is ideally supposed to ensure customer satisfaction with that product or service.

Recently, I have had numerous positive experiences at a particular local business in town which runs rings around the customer service offered by a good number of corporate giants today.


Pauline's Corner: Gimme a bench for a break

One year ago I wrote about the retention pond being a really nice place to walk and visit with friends, and it still is.

People like to go fishing there and enjoy the beautiful weather, unless the geese decide to use the walking area for a potty parlor. Then, you can bring your rain boots and play, “Let’s go sliding.” Gee, what fun.


Guest Commentary: ‘Jungle Safari’ nothing but a cruel joke to big cats

By JOANNE CAMPBELL
For Rantoul Press


I am shocked and saddened to see that a man named Robert Engesser is traveling the country and setting up a roadside zoo full of exotic cats and  cubs in various cities using the name “Jungle Safari.”

Last week they were in our town at Rantoul Plaza.