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Steeves honored for service

The Mahomet Lions Club presented the Duane Wagers Service Award to member Dick Steeves at their June 23 meeting.

Steeve has been a very active member of the club and has served on the board several years. He is active in the United Methodist Church and as a member of the Mahomet Area Youth Club board, as well as serving as a committee member on the Sangamon River Music Festival.


Third-grader a BMX star

For 8-year-old Ryken Kirby and his father Dave, BMX racing is in the blood.

Dave, who raced in his younger days in the 1980s, still has his old jersey, while Ryken dons the latest attire for the CCH racing team.


"She's definitely made her mark"

As she gets ready for retirement, former Mahomet resident Dianne Tennant-Rucker isn't looking for just one person to replace her on the job.

It'll take a half-dozen, at the very least.


Creating a special homecoming

By HOPE WEBB
For the Mahomet Citizen
 

On Friday, as her new home was dedicated, Gifford resident Margie Lewis stood among the volunteers from First Baptist Church of Mahomet who helped make the moment possible.


MSHS drama alums back onstage

Two Mahomet-Seymour graduates are using their background in musical theatre to tackle a new challenge: opera.

Sidney Megeff and Destiny Przytulski are part of the cast of the Illinois State University College of Fine Arts production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which opened last weekend.


Mahomet native finds niche in health education

During Mahomet native Tanya Riddle’s stint in the Peace Corps, it was sometimes hard to explain life in the African nation of Mozambique to family and friends back home.

For example, finding a snake in the house.

Her mother was alarmed by the story, she said, but “to me, it just became normal.”


Witness to the toll of war

Mahomet’s Mitch Chang had a great desire to serve his country in Vietnam when he first joined the Air Force in the late 1960s.

Born and raised in Hawaii as the son of a Navy civil service officer, he decided to volunteer to join the Air Force when “fighting was getting heavy” in Vietnam, as a college student in Guam.


Putting a turkey on the table

Thanks to the generosity of Mahomet residents and donors across Champaign County, local families in need will have a turkey on their table this Thanksgiving.

This is the fourth year for the turkey drive—dubbed "Every Table Needs a Turkey." It's organized by a Bible study group made up of Mahomet women.


Making the cancer fight personal

The pink emblems of breast cancer awareness are everywhere this month. But members of Mahomet Curves are making that fight personal by raising money to help one of their own.


The ones that got away

Photos that we would've loved to use in our August 1 issue...if we'd had the space!


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