On Saturday, March 7, 2015, several high school students from Western High School participate in IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest at Warsaw High School. The participants were Morgan Frantz, Madaline Thompson, Shelbie Hubbard, Mariah Goodwin, Madison Martin and Brandi Mehlsing. They receive three superior ratings (I) and two excellent ratings (II). They will perform their pieces at the spring choral concert on April 28.
On Saturday, March 21, 2015, two ladies from Western Junior High School participated in IESA Solo and Ensemble Contest at Jacksonville Turner Junior High School. Easton Carlen and Reese Thompson both reviewed excellent ratings (II) for their solos. They will also perform at the spring choral concert.
On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, Western Junior High School hosted the annual Pike County Conference Junior High Choral Festival. The guest conductor was Kent Kanauss and accompanist was Cindy Piper. Participating schools included Brown County, Payson, Pleasant Hill and Western. The pieces performed by this combined choir were “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive”, “The Ash Grove”, “Chariot’s Comin’!”, “God Bless America”, “Africa”, and “Dansi Na Kuimba”.
Mark your calendars!
Spring Musical “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” On Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at Western High School at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $5 – Adults, $3 – Students. Concessions and raffle to be sold.
Western Showcase Night on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 featuring the elementary spring program, “Just For Fun!” and the Spring Choral Concert.
Western High School Drama to Present Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Come take a step back in time with Schoolhouse Rock Live! This musical present some favorite songs from the award winning Saturday morning show, Schoolhouse Rock, as a brand new teacher prepares for the first day of school. Introduce your children or grandchildren to “I’m Just A Bill”, “Conjunction Junction”, “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly”, “Interplanet Janet” and many more.
Our cast includes Rachel Snyder, Madison Martin, Madaline Thompson, Adam Archambo, Presley Fee, Maggie Borrowman, Mariah Goodwin, Shelbie Hubbard, and Tristan Wheelen. Join us on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Western High School. Tickets are $5.00 for Adults and $3.00 for Students at the door. Concession and raffle will be sold to raise funds for new sound equipment.
The Barry Community Chorus will begin rehearsals for the annual Easter Cantana Monday, Feb 9th at 7:30 pm at Barry United Methodist Church on Perry St. in Barry. This year’s cantana, The Easter Story, by Tome Fettke and Thomas Grassi will be performed Good Friday, April 3rd instead of it’s usual Palm Sunday performance. All interested singers are invited to join us.
For more information contact Judy Steers at 217-35-2665.
Hadley Creek Outfitters was nominated by our readers are one of their favorite Place to Stay & Get Away. Hadley Creek Outfitters is located at 26625 County Highway 4 in Barry, IL. This is their 18th season running and is a full time year-round operation staffed by full and part time professionals, their business beginning with guided whitetail hunts in 1997, according to their website at www.hadleycreek.com.
The staff at Hadley Creek Outfitters enjoy their work in “God’s Country” working alongside the public, and the great landowners & farmers. Hadley Creek is nationally known with hunters coming from near and far to enjoy their services. With multiple new lodges, you’re sure to find a great rest while having fun! According to their website, Hadley Creek participates in the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Sportsmen Against Hunger program which allows hunters to donate venison.
Take a moment and visit their website where you’ll find more information on their services, great photos and a contact page where you can request a brochure. You can also follow and “Like” their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HadleyCreekOutfitters/timeline to view videos and get updates on hunts. You can also reach their office by phone at 217-335-3804.
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The Barry American Legion will have bingo games at the Legion building on January 31. They will also have their annual pancake & sausage breakfast on March 7 from 6-11 am.
Western FFA will host its annual Red Cross Blood Drive January 13, 11 am – 4 pm, in the high school gym in Barry. To make an appointment go to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: Western CHS or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. All Western High School students who wish to donate must pre-register at the school office. Those who are 16 must have signed consent forms from parents.
For best results to donate blood: Eat breakfast that day, eat cereal, drink lots of water or juice, do not have any tea for one week prior to donating, do not have any type of caffeine 24 hours prior to donating and do not have any energy drinks.