Rolling Stone May 2016
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Serving Stephenson and Jo Daviess Counties
Toll Free 888-645-7150
Freeport Office - 815-235-9777
206 E. Stephenson St. Freeport, IL 61032 Hanover Office 815-777-1316
500 Fillmore St. PO Box 645, Hanover, IL 61041
May, 2016
Published Monthly by the Senior Resource Center
L to R - Judges, Jane Yoder, Linda Reitz, Lois Baker and Pronouncer, Carol Schwerdfeger.
Volume 43, No. 5
Contestants in JD.
L to R - Mary Stayner (First Place), Aaron Wilson (Pronouncer), Dorothy Schwartze (Second Place).
L to R - Sheila Ryan (First Place), Rene Albrecht (Second Place)
Local adults age 50 and older
participated in a local Illinois State
Senior Spelling Bee competition
hosted by the Senior Resource
Center on April 22, 2016 in Hanover, IL and on April 25, 2016 in Freeport, IL.
There were 6 contestants in Hanover and 18 in Freeport. The Bees were attended by approxi- mately 30 at each location. Pronouncer in Jo Daviess was Carol Schwerdfeger, along with judges, Linda Reitz, Lois Baker and Jane Yoder. Pronouncer in Freeport was Aaron Wilson from WIFR Channel 23 News, along with judges, Mayor Jim Gitz, Pastor Dennis Jarrard and Duane Price.
The Illinois State Senior Spelling Bee competition is an exciting statewide program that pro- vides Illinois senior citizens the opportunity to showcase a lifetime of knowledge and to cele- brate years of experience through their spelling abilities. This effort is coordinated by the Association of Illinois Senior Centers, the Illinois Department on Aging, and local senior organi- zations throughout Illinois.
Showing a talent for spelling, the following contestants won the honors and will advance to the regional semi-finals:
Sheila Ryan Rene Albrecht Penelope Merlo
First Place Second Place Alternate
Hanover Hanover Hanover
Mary Stayner First Place Dorothy Schwartze Second Place Ron Mashaw Alternate
Freeport Freeport Freeport
Local spelling bees are being held throughout Illinois in 2016. Local winners and runners up will advance to regional semi- finals. The State Finals will be held at the Illinois Building at the 2016 Illinois State Fair on Senior Day, Monday, August 15, 2016.
For questions concerning the competition please contact the Senior Resource Center 815-235-9777.
Volunteer Van Drivers wanted
to transport seniors to out of town medical appointments If interested, please call 815-235-9777, extension 235. Please ask for Jack
JD volunteers who helped - We couldnt have done it without our volunteers!
L to R - Shirley Brokaw, Kathy Palmer, Bob O'Connor, Kayla Kemp, Jeanne Ohms

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