• The Whiteside Forum will present "Think Global, Act Local: Agriculture" at 6:30 p.m. in the program room of the Odell Public Library with guest speaker Don Beswick of Morrison, Ill.
He is an officer at Community State Bank, Fulton branch, as vice president of Ag and Commercial Lending, owns two businesses, and grew up on the farm. Along with his wife Peggy, Don owns and operates "Bes-Wick Homebuilders Ltd." building agriculture, commercial and residential buildings, and also "Appraisal Options" Iowa and Illinois licensed appraisers of residential, ag, commercial, special and condemnation properties.
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• Clinton Community College will celebrate the 32nd annual B-rrry Scurry 4-mile race.
Break the course record in your gender is new this year, and the winner earns $100. Bryan Glass holds the men’s course record of 20:15. Jessica Langford set the women’s course record of 23:21.
Participants must be registered by midnight Jan. 31 to receive an accurate time. Call CCC at 244-7001 for more information, or contact Race Director Ann Eisenman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All participants receive the official, originally-designed TECH race shirt, have their names listed in the Clinton Herald, are eligible for some great door prizes, free refreshments after the race, and entry into the post-race party at a local establishment. Special medallions bearing the image of B-rrry Bear, the official race mascot, are presented in 13 age divisions for both men and women. The B-rrry Challenge encourages area organizations to get involved while competing for the top award. Participants include the name of their Challenge Team on the registration form.