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Summer Catalogs are Mailed!

You can view the summer catalog on our webpage here. Everyone that is a member or on our mailing list will receive one in the mail. You can also view them at the Bell School Road location. Get your registrations in now!

Senior Learning Network - SIG

Monthly live interactive video presentations at the Bell School Road Center. Different educational topics each month! Contact: Mary Cacciatore (815) 332-2479.

What's the Word?
  Trimming Sails

In an interview on the heels of his State of the Union speech, President Obama indicated that the November election results would not persuade him to change his program priorities. The president said "my job is not to trim my sails and not tell the American people what we should be doing." The use of "trim" in this nautical phrase means to "adjust", not to "scale back". To trim the sails of a ship is to put it in the proper position and condition for sailing. Of course, the view of his political opponents is that he should cut back on his proposals. But the president was signaling that he saw no reason to correct the course he has set for the ship of state.

What's the Word is written by Barry Wood, former Rockford Register Star columnist and CLR Publicity/Media Committee Chairperson.