Secretariat of the journal by appointment only

EUREKA-The Woodford County Journal, 1926 S. Main, Eureka will be open by appointment only. If you have questions about subscriptions, call 855-264-2511 for renewals, new subscriptions, and delivery issues. For advertising and garage sales, call Wendi Adair at 309-467-3314 ext. 202 and for any other questions, call Mark Barra at 309-467-3314 ext. 211.

No star on July 2

EUREKA-The Woodford Star will not be printed during the July 4 holiday on July 2.

Roanoke hosts July 3 celebration

ROANOKE – The July 3 party will be back this year with a cruise and fireworks. The Roanoke American Legion will sell kids or a hot dog with a drink. The Roanoke Fire Department will be selling pork chops and a drink.

Community worship service

EUREKA – The Eureka Ministerial Association will hold a community service Sunday, July 3 at 10 a.m. at Upper Eureka Lake. Bring your own chair. Faire Coffee will serve drinks before and after the service. In case of rain, this will take place at Eureka Middle School.

Free fishing contest for kids

EUREKA – On July 4, the Kiwanis Club of Eureka Greater Area will once again sponsor a free fishing contest for children 13 and under. Registration is from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the upper dock at Lake Eureka, not at the lodge. Participants must be at the pier by 1:30 p.m. to be released to begin fishing.

Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Bring gear, bait and a bucket for your fish. Prizes will be awarded to two participants between the ages of 7 and 13: one for the longest fish and one for the longest fish. For ages six and under, one boy and one girl will each receive a prize for the longest fish. There will be prizes and water for all participants. All participants must be at the pier before 3 p.m. If they do not show up by 3:15 p.m., their prizes will be forfeited.

Walk for Amy this Saturday

ROANOKE – The 27th annual Amy St. Jude Fundraiser Walk will be held June 25 at Roanoke Park. The 5k run and 2 mile walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. with disc golf to follow these events.

Participants are requested to pre-register for the event. Note – the deadline for guaranteed T-shirts is June 1st. Enrollment forms are available at the Roanoke Post Office, Roanoke-Benson Community Bank, So Fit, and online at and Please make checks payable to St. Jude. Donations will be accepted. St. Jude Children’s Hospital fundraiser in memory of Amy Schwind, who battled leukemia, is held annually to help with research and treatment for children with cancer and other illnesses catastrophic. For more information, contact Dave and Barb Schwind, 309-923-5771.

Upcoming Kiwanis meeting

EUREKA – The Greater Eureka Area Kiwanis Club will meet on July 6 at 12:30 p.m. at Eureka Michael’s Restaurant. Linda Logan will speak for Charters of Freedom. She represents the City of Eureka in its effort to build a Freedom Charters exhibit at Eureka Park. The public is invited to attend. For more information, you can contact Nancy Aldridge at 309-261-5910.

Upcoming free course

EUREKA-Introduction to Emotional and Spiritual Care is a course designed to train Salvation Army disaster workers in their care of disaster survivors and first responders. Participants will explore different religious and cultural practices and be introduced to three approaches to providing emotional and spiritual care (ESC) during a disaster. The course is open to anyone, ideally those who are potentially interested in joining the Salvation Army ESC team. The six-hour class will be offered July 9 beginning at 8 a.m. at Crosspoint Community Church, 951 CR 1625 East, Eureka. There is no cost to attend. Interested persons should contact Sam Amick (309) 678-2883.

Rotary meets

EUREKA- The Rotary Club Eureka will hold its weekly meeting on June 28 at noon at the Eureka Heart House. Lunches will be available. Their guest speaker will be Jennifer Roth whose topic will be on Can-Do-Kids International.

They would like to thank Rich Wherley and Doug Weuthrich for sharing the goals and progress of the CEO program. The program harnesses the education and experience needed to inspire the next generation of Woodford County entrepreneurs.

Sale of fries and pastries planned

WASHBURN-A fish and bake chip sale will be held June 25 from 4-6:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 400 N. Jefferson, Washburn. The meal includes fish, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, drink and dessert. Take-out meals are available.

Diary in search of stories

EUREKA- Do you know anyone with an interesting story or hobby? Do you have a news brief for this column? If so, email Mark Barra at [email protected]

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