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See more first grade photos in this week's Sidell Reporter.
Fauver to lead consolidated school board
Organizational meeting is held, terms were set and officers elected.
Coach’s action gets recognized
New tower or sell water works will be considered by Fairmount board
Fourth Graders write about being thankful, only in this Week's Sidell Reporter.
Jamaica's annual Financial Reporter is published only in this week's Sidell Reporter.
Jamaica Student of the Month for October pictured in this Week's Reporter.
Liz Fourez shares another box full of recipes in this week's issue.
See the Channel 3 news celebrity talking with the students during Family Reading Night only in this week's issue.
Dale and Virginia Carico celebrate 63 years of marriage.
Boys and Girls basketball is off and running. Read game details by Richard Lamb and Kala Jo Weller only in this week's Sidell Reporter.
Mary Morris Lareau, 82, of Homer was graciously lifted up into the loving arms of her Lord at 11:53 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2014 at the Champaign County Nursing Home in Urbana.
There will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Sat., Nov. 29 at Kirby Funeral Home, 708 S. Main St., Homer with Rev. Teri Shane and Rev. Mike Picklesimer officiating.Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, rural Allerton.
Mary was born Nov. 7, 1932 in Allerton, a daughter of William Paul and Sarah Hart Morris. She married Wayne Franklin Lareau on June 8, 1952 in Palarmo. He passed away July 4, 2010.
Survivors include three daughters, Cherie Libka of Homer, Susan (Michael) Scruggs of Bourbonnais, and Michele Lareau of Savoy; three sons, David (Phyllis)Lareau of Allerton, Daniel Lareau of Urbana and Dane Lareau of Silversprings, Md.; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Rachel Ann Morris of Tyler, Texas.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, John Henry Morris and William Paul Morris.
She was a former member of the Sidney United Church and a current member of the Homer United Methodist Church. Mary enjoyed being a part of the farming community for many years. She was a part of the Home Economics Department at Heritage schools for numerous years. She was a correspondent for the Sidell Journal/Reporter, a life member of the Allerton Historical Society, and a member of the Stephen A. Douglas Chapter of DAR. Mary also enjoyed working with girl scouts in past years. She was an avid reader and also enjoyed playing music, painting, playing bridge and doing needle work.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sidney United Church or the Homer United Methodist Church.
FOR SALE— Star Spangled Recipes cookbook — 545 recipes and 37 pages honoring local veterans are included. $17.50 includes postage. Make check payable to Sidell Veteran’s War Memorial. Mail c/o Sidell Reporter, P.O. Box 475, Sidell, IL 61876. Proceeds from the book support the upkeep of Sidell Veteran’s War Memorial Board.
FOR SALE—GREAT FOR JAMAICA ALUMNI—“A Look Back At 39 Years of Cardinal Pride.” 40 pages covering Jamaica sports from 1955-1995. Lots of pictures, stats and memories from fans and athletes. $12.50 includes postage. Make check payable to Sidell Reporter. Mail to P.O. Box 475, Sidell, IL 61876. Click here to order.
“The 50th Anniversary of Jamaica High School – 1955-2006” commemorative issue. 32 pages with over 100 photos depicting the first 50 years of Jamaica High School. Includes a list of all graduates and teachers. $12.50 includes postage. Make check payable to Sidell Reporter. Mail to P.O. Box 475, Sidell, IL 61876. Click here to order