Mock trial tourney set at courthouse
Illinois State University is hosting its fifth annual Intercollegiate Invitational Mock Trial Tournament at the McLean County Law & Justice Center.
The tournament involves 24 teams from 14 Midwest colleges and universities including University of Illinois, University of Chicago and Northwestern University. Member of the McLean County Bar Association and the Inns of Court will serve as judges.
Trials are open to the public and will be at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and at 9 a.m. Sunday.
Legion sponsors drive to write vets’ wills
BLOOMINGTON — The Bloomington American Legion Post 56 is sponsoring a drive for all veterans to have a simple will written.
From Monday through Thursday, Doug Smith of Post 56 and Eastside Law Office PC, 103 W. Jefferson St., will write will for $100. All proceeds will be donated to Legion Post 56.
To make an appointment, call (309) 820-8800.
BHS fall production has backstage farce
BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington High School presents “Moon Over Buffalo” by Ken Ludwig at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 16, 17 and 18, in the BHS auditorium.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students and will be available at the door. Hilarious misunderstandings collide with madcap misadventures in this backstage farce.
The cast is led by Cory Williams and Marisa Drat. The cast also includes The’resa Allen, Matthew Griffin, Joey Knotts, Rachel Lawrence, John Lawrence, Kirsten Leeds, Ryan Marquardt, Stacie Ochiltree, and Ian Wait.
The show is directed by Susan Morse Cortesi. Other production team members are Ben Ambler and Casey Kelly, technical direction; Jim Martin, light and sound design; and Sharon Suhadolc, costumes.
Streator starts fall drive for food gifts
STREATOR — Kroger supermarkets in Streator and Ottawa began the Share Your Feast annual food drive this week.
Those making donations can do so in cash or by buying pre-packaged items or individually purchased items. Collection bins are in front of the stores.
Streator United Way exceeds goal by 12 percent
STREATOR — The United Way campaign has exceeded its goal of $230,000 by 12 percent, it was announced this week.
The announcement was made as 100 people gathered for the campaign’s closing celebration. The goal has been missed only four times in 57 years, the audience was told.
Setting it right
Area calendar — The Colfax United Methodist Church’s first Sunday dinner will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the church dining room. A freewill offering will be taken for the Swiss steak meal. Carry-outs will be available. An item in Friday’s Pantagraph incorrectly listed a telephone number to call for the carry-outs.