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January 17, 2014

Cornell honors MLK with campus events

Cornell College is hosting several events next week to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. They include:

• The Office of Intercultural Life is sponsoring an event from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday on the Orange Carpet in the Thomas Commons to celebrate the life and legacy of King.

• Intercultural Life and the Chaplain's Office are hosting the college's annual candlelight vigil in honor of King starting at 5 p.m. Monday. Those interested in participating should gather in the Thomas Commons at 5 p.m.

• The Civic Engagement Office and Intercultural Life are sponsoring a documentary screening and discussion from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, in Zamora's Market in the Thomas Commons.

Participants will watch "The Graduates/Los Graduados," which explores pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six young Latino and Latina students from across the United States. More than a survey of contemporary policy debates, "The Graduates" offers first-hand perspectives on key challenges facing Latino high school students and their families, educators and community leaders.

Auditions coming for

'Vintage Hitchcock'

Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Theatre has announced a March performance of "Vintage Hitchcock," a live radio play by Joe Landry.

Auditions are this coming Sunday and Monday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the First Street Community Center in uptown Mount Vernon. There are parts for four men and two women ages 18 and older.

Performances will be March 6-8.

For more information, e-mail

School facility forum set

What should be the Lisbon School District's facilities priorities?

School leaders are exploring that question, and the community will have a chance to provide feedback at a public forum set for 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27. The meeting will likely be held in the high school library.

Superintendent Pat Hocking said Grant Wood Area Education Agency regional administrator Bart Mason will lead the event.

In November, the school board discussed facility needs for the next few years. School leaders put together a draft of a plan for priorities, ranging from boiler upgrades to a track. Input from the community will be used by district officials to formalize a plan.

Pres Hill closed for awhile

Mount Vernon's Pres Hill was re-opened for traffic, and closed for sledding, Thursday, Jan. 9, due to city construction work.

The city asks that people not use the hill for sledding until the work is done, for approximately two weeks.

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