Today in Washington - March 24, 2009

Donelle Pardee Whiting
Cherry blossoms in bloom in Washington, Ill.

Calling everyone who has a knack for knowing tidbits of information some may think trivial.

Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association members will be having a Trivia Night May 16 at the American Legion Hall.

Each team may have no more than eight people. The entry fee is $200 per team.

Dinner will be served immediately after the doors open at 6 p.m., and the game begin at 7 p.m. There will be a cash prize for the highest scoring team.

Teams will have the opportunity to purchase up to 10 Mulligans, which act a freebie automatically counting that answer correct.

In addition, to the trivia there will also be other games to help make the evening fun for everyone.

So, readers, get your team together and send a check made out to CPAAA to officer Jim Fussner at the Washington Police Department, 115 W. Jefferson St.

Then get ready for a spaghetti supper provided by Michael’s Family Feast and have your knowledge of all things trivia put to the test.

Funds raised from this event will go toward the purchase of a K-9 unit for the police department.

For more information, contact Fussner at 208-1721, or Dianne at 370-1083.

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The consolidated election is just around the corner in two short weeks on April 7.

Early voting will be from 9 a.m. to noon March 28 and from 1 to 3 p.m. March 29 in the Tazewell County Clerk’s office in Pekin.

The last day the county clerk’s office can receive applications for absentee voting is April 2. That is also last day the clerk’s office can mail out a ballot.

Absentee voting will be from 9 a.m. to noon March 28, 1 to 3 p.m. March 29 and 9 a.m. to noon April 6. The last day to absentee vote in the clerk’s office is April 6.

In addition to voting for candidates on various boards, Washington residents will be asked to vote yes or no on two referendums.

The first is a 1 percent Tazewell County sales tax increase. Revenue from the increase is slated to be distributed to Tazewell County schools.

The second referendum is whether Washington Community High School will be allowed to issue bonds to be used for the proposed renovation of the current high school.

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