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By PAULINE POREMBA
Rantoul Press columnist
I want to thank our chief of police for all the information he put in his column.
It answered all the questions that have been asked in my column. See what happens when people work together. We get answers.
Please don’t take chances when it comes to the weather. Educate yourself as much as possible.
Every week I sit down at this computer and go over all the notes that I wrote down referring to the questions that were asked. So, here goes:
When will the family restaurant open in east Rantoul in the mall that has Rural King?
When will the restaurant with the fresh bread/coffee and other items be ready to open?
Is the old Tea Cup really going to be a Mexican restaurant?
My sister, M.J., wanted to pass along something to all the hearing-impaired people. She discovered the caption call connection. It helps you get back to communicating on the phone with family and friends.
This phone prints out everything a person is saying. If you are interested go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
My sister has one and loves it. So do a few other people who got in touch with me. I hope this helps.
I am looking for children’s puzzles in good condition for the puzzle exchange at the library. If you have any, please call me at 892-4508.
I’m also in need of a full-size bed frame and full-sized bed complete in clean condition.
Can you imagine a family that works every day and can’t afford a bed to sleep in? I have seen this. They don’t eat out, don’t have enough to go around and they keep trying. That’s why I don’t mind helping.
The food bank could use food donations. I was told by a dear friend that it needed a fill up. Thank you in advance.
Our next bus trip to the riverboat in East Peoria will be March 22.
My husband noticed ducks in one of our lakes and couldn’t identify them. They were in the retention pond. Does anyone know how many different kinds of water fowl we have in the eight ponds?
Animals need our help. Central Illinois Small Animal Rescue Vet Clinic is in desperate need of newspapers to line animal cages. At the present time, they are sheltering 140 cats in 60 cages, which are cleaned and re-lined with paper four times a day.
Because CISAR is a no-kill shelter, they usually have upwards of 300 cats, dogs and even birds to care for. Newspapers can be donated by calling Cheryl Blackburn at 217-255-3207 and can be dropped off or picked up.
Newsprint only please; ads cannot be used. To donate other items or to adopt an animal, call Rose Street at 309-724-8241. CISAR is located near Colfax, about 20 miles east of Bloomington on Illinois 9.
Italian Sausage Hoagies
One pound of sweet Italian sausage with cooked casing removed
One red bell pepper, chopped
One green bell pepper, chopped
Four tablespoons olive oil
One red onion, sliced thin
Two cups Italian spaghetti sauce
In a large frying pan, place olive oil, green and red peppers, onion and Italian sausage. Fry until sausage is no longer pink. Please cook over medium heat.
When the peppers are tender, add the sauce and let it simmer for five minutes.
Spoon mixture over hoagie rolls.
This is so good.
Pauline Poremba of Rantoul writes a weekly column for the Rantoul Press, focusing on social and community issues.