Rantoul Press correspondent

POTOMAC — The results of Potomac Grade School’s annual talent show have been announced.

There were two divisions — kindergarten-fourth grade and fifth-eighth grades.

In the K-4 category, Elle Jameson won a first place for her piano solo, a second place for Kayla Crull’s dance routine and a tie for third — Li’Terr Beasley, dance routine, and Hayley Jameson’s piano solo.

Emma Holden’s guitar and singing won first place in the fifth- through-grade division, a second place was earned by Cheyenne Howie for her hula hoop skills, and third place went to Cane Huston, Noah Taylor, Evan Huston and Elijah Taylor for their "synchronized swimming" skit.

Prizes were supplied by the Potomac PTO. The talent show is coordinated by Jennifer Taylor, music teacher for Potomac Grade School.

— Two Armstrong-Ellis Grade School eighth-grade students will be honored at the Illinois Principal Association student recognition breakfast Feb. 15.

Kalie Hardwick and Kameron Neal were chosen to join other deserving youth throughout Vermilion County based on their academics, attitude and participation.

— Potomac Public Library will have two crafts for children this coming week.

They can make Valentines for others from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, and friendship bracelets from 4-5 p.m Thursday, Feb. 14.

Homework Club will be from 3:15-5:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and 14, and, due to early school dismissal, will be from 2:15-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Potomac History Talk is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.

— Potomac American Legion will have a fish and chicken fry from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Legion building.

— The food pantry will hold its distribution at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the old ambulance building.

Those who reside in Middlefork Township and meet eligibility guidelines are eligible. Bring a box or basket to make distribution easier.

— Armstrong High School will be the site of the Cupid Classic archery tournament Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9 and 10.

Nearly 600 participants from across the state are expected. Shooting is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited, and admission is free. The tournament is sponsored by the Armstrong Archery club.

—Thought for the week: "I’ve had an exciting time; I married for love and got a little money for it." — Rose Kennedy

Angie Walsh of Potomac writes a weekly column about Potomac area happenings. Information may be emailed to her at