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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Thank you!
Forsyth United Methodist Church sends out a big thank you to the community of Forsyth for its generous outpouring of clothing donations for the church’s recent community clothing giveaway. The project was a big success and much of that is owed to those who were so generous. Thanks again for your donations; we are very grateful.

Extra books or DVDs? 
If you’re cleaning out the house and have come across extra books or DVDs, we know where to send you. Used book and DVD donations are always appreciated at any of the Maroa-Forsyth school libraries. You may drop off any books and DVDs for any age group to any of the school offices. Staff at one of the libraries will sort what you bring in and make sure your donations end up in the right place. Thank you in advance.

Kindergarten screenings coming
Mark your calendars for upcoming kindergarten screenings coming in the month of February. Screenings are scheduled for Feb. 18 and 19. Please call Maroa-Forsyth Grade School at (217) 877-2023 to arrange an appointment. Screenings are for children who will be 5 by Sept. 1, 2015.

Season ends for leaf, limb pickup
Public Works Director Larry Coloni’s report to trustees for the Dec. 15 meeting noted that leaf and tree limb collection are done for the season. He reported that there are still leaves available to be spread on the village’s farm property near the water treatment plant once the field dries out or freezes over. Coloni prefers to use the nutrients in the collected leaves for the soil much like residents use mulch for a healthy lawn. He admitted that farmers don’t prefer that particular method because it lacks the precision that comes with measured chemicals.

Let there be (baseball) lights!
Baseball is not on most people’s radar at this time of year, but there is diamond news to report. With the recent installation of lights on Diamond No. 4, the field where high school boys teams and some adult leagues play, all of Forsyth Park’s diamonds now have lights. Bodine completed the work by mid-December, Coloni said. All that remains, he added, is replacing a half-dozen light bulbs that were likely damaged in shipping. 

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