Hello everyone. The Masons did their Boston butt and BBQ chicken sale last Saturday, and they sold out pretty quickly. Hope everyone got to the lodge before everything was gone. Tim picked up a Boston butt, and it really smelled good. I don't eat meat, but he enjoyed it immensely, as did others that I heard from.

While I was out Saturday, I saw the Blessing Box in the Island UMC parking lot. With one lone can of fruit in it, the Blessing Box can use a blessing. If anyone has some extra canned goods, or other nonperishable food, please stop by the box and put something in it, so that it can remain a blessing for those who are having a tough time now buying enough food for their families.

It's getting closer for Mae's Place to open. Last week the parking lot was paved, and looks great. Following an inspection on May 28, they will set a Grand Opening date.

For those who receive water bills from Island, you can now have your bill paid automatically from your bank account. Just bring a voided blank check to City Hall, fill out the debit authorization form there, and your account will be debited on the 15th of the month, or any date which best suits you. See Cindy or Barb at City Hall if you want to get this started.

Happy birthday wishes go out to Tristan Hillard, who celebrated his special day this week.

The Island City Commission Meeting will be Monday, June 3 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The public is invited to attend.

The next Rhythm & Rods event at the McLean County Library is Thursday, June 6 from 6-8 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, as they'll have Hill Street blocked off for the show. Music will be by Hygh Lyfe, and I hear this band is made up of men who are all from McLean County! Friends of the Library will have loaded baked potatoes and other items for sale. We enjoyed last month's show, and look forward to this one, as well.

Vacation Bible School is June 9-13, and this year's theme is "In the Wild: Amazing Encounters with Jesus." Each day kids will dig deep into God's Word to encounter Jesus and examine how Jesus cares about them, as well as make crafts, play fun games, enjoy tasty snacks, sing cool songs, and learn about missions. Island Baptist Church welcomes your child to this free event. Ages are 4-year-old's through children who have just completed 5th grade. The Kickoff will be Sun., June 9 from 5-6:30 p.m., and will include inflatables, food and fun; VBS sessions will be June 10-13 from 9 a.m. till noon, and Family Night on June 13 starts at 6 p.m. For more details, please call 270-486-3816 or 270-499-2644.

Be sure and mark your calendar for the next GHOH Fish Fry, which will be June 14 from 4-7 p.m.

Reminiscing 25 years ago (June 2, 1994) -- Island School presented their student awards last week. These students received the following awards: Academic Fitness Award: Christy Crabtree, Jill Hughes, Skye Lindsey and Andrea Tucker; Outstanding Science Achievement: Andrea Tucker; DAR Award: Andrea Tucker; Personal Success Award in Science: Britt Williams, Elizabeth Long and Ashley Eaton; Volunteer of the Year Award: Sister Carolyn Erwin; Perfect Attendance Award: Andrew Coin and Amanda Daniels.

"Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned, in whatever situation I am, to be content." -- Philippians 4:11

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