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10 | January 25, 2018 |

10 | January 25, 2018 | The Mokena Messenger news mokenamessenger.com THE GRANITE & MARBLE DEPOT Cabinets • Granite • Marble • Tile • Custom Showers • Fireplaces Stop by and view more than 200 samples! We have more than 350 full slabs of natural stone and quartz and thousands of remnants in our indoor showroom. State of art precision equipment for a custom fit. Starting at: GRANITE $ 35 sqft FREE estimates and design ideas by our experienced on staff interior designers FREE 16 Gauge Undermount Stainless Steel Sinks and 15 Year Sealer * 10 Colors 5 Colors FREE removal of your existing laminate countertops * The Granite & Marble Depot *Min. Purchase of 45 sq.ft. of Countertops. Restrictions Apply- See Store for Details Valid thru 2/24/18. OR QUARTZ $ 39 sqft (while supplies last, see an associate for details. Restrictions apply. Valid thru 2/24/18.) INC. A RATING Mylie NAWS Illinois Humane Society 9981 W. 190th St. Mokena, 60448 Mylie is a beautiful, 1-year-old, spayed, female tortoiseshell. She is a calm, gentle and sweet girl that purrs when she is held and cuddled. She is a little shy in her new surroundings at the shelter, but warms up quickly to attention. She would do best with a patient owner that will give her time to trust and come out of her shell. Contact Wendy at (708) 478-5102 or wendy@nawsus.org to meet her. Want to see your pet featured as The Mokena Messenger’s Pet of the Week? Send your pet’s photo and a few sentences explaining why your pet is outstanding to Editor T.J. Kremer III at tj@ mokenamessenger.com or 11516 W. 183rd St., Office Condo 3, Suite SW, Orland Park, IL 60467. Bridal Show Free Admission TUESDAY Jan. 30 th 6PM to 8PM Advertise your RENTAL PROPERTY in the newspaper people turn to first 708-479-7770 • mygranite.com 19636 97th Ave. ~ Suite 1 • Mokena Showroom Hours M-F 8am-5pm • Sat. 9am-1pm • Sunday Closed Brides and Grooms Pre-Register Online by Jan. 29th.&beeligible for an LED TV drawing! Tinley VFW Hall 17147 S. OakParkAve. Formoredetails: tinleybridalshow.com CALL US TODAY: 708.326.9170

mokenamessenger.com news the Mokena Messenger | January 25, 2018 | 11 Two weeks left to spread the love, show off artwork Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest deadline is Feb. 7 Bill Jones, Managing Editor The Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest is off and running. And this year, we are making it as easy as it has ever been to enter. Last week, we announced the return of 22nd Century Media’s annual competition. We provide you with a blank heart. Children fill it with love and creativity. Veterans receive cards right around Valentine’s Day. And a few lucky entrants win prizes, and even more get to see their work in print. We are once again asking children ages 3-12 to get creative by downloading the form from the home page of mokenamessenger.com — or find it on Page 29 of this week’s issue of The Messenger — creating just one outstanding valentine per entrant and sending those valentines our way. Entries must be mailed to or dropped off at 22nd Century Media Southwest Chicago c/o Editor Bill Jones, 11516 W. 183rd St., Unit SW Office Condo #3, Orland Park, IL, 60467. The deadline to submit entries is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7. Publisher 22nd Century Media’s Southwest Chicago staff will review all entries and select winners in each of three age groups — ages 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. The winning entries are to be published in The Mokena Messenger’s Feb. 15 edition, along with other favorites, at the editor’s discretion. For this year’s contest, we will be picking first-, second- and third-place entries from each of the three age groups. All three of the 9- to 12-year-old winners are to receive two hours of free bowling for up to six people, including shoe rentals, along with a pizza and pitcher of pop, at Laraway Lanes, 1009 W. Laraway Road in New Lenox. The three 6- to 8-year-old winners will get a multi-use pass for the Splash Park run by the Mokena Community Park District. And the 3- to 5-year-old winning entrants will take home a $5 gift certificate to Dairy Queen, 950 E. 9th St. in Lockport. Winners will be chosen based on creativity and neatness. Entries must use and fit on the form provided. As in past years, 22nd Century Media Southwest Chicago is to team up with an area organization to help distribute the finished valentines — minus the entry forms’ information — to veterans. For more information, call (708) 326-9170 ext. 20 or email bill@opprairie. com. Library Winter Book Sale dates announced Submitted by The Friends of the Mokena Library The Friends of the Mokena Library are pleased to announce that their Winter Book Sale is scheduled to be held at the Mokena Public Library, 11327 W 195th St. in Mokena, on Friday, Jan. 26, with our expanded hours from noon-5 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 27, from 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. There are bargains galore as most books sell for only $1, and many are even less. The sale features all types of books, including audio books as well as DVDs. A large number of children’s books are available, as well. Puzzles, games and CDs will also be placed on sale. The public is encouraged to attend and support your library. The Friends of the Mokena Library is a charitable organization that raises funds to benefit the library. The Friends work exclusively to support the Mokena Community Public Library District and its mission. The Friends put nontax-dollars to work to help continue the good work of the Mokena Public Library. Joining The Friends of the Mokena Library is easy. For any further information, call the Library at (708) 479-9663, or check out the “Friends of Library” section under the “About Us” tab at mokenalibrary.org. Members of The Friends of the Mokena Library will be permitted early entrance to our Winter Book Sale at 11 a.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday for a “preview sale,” so consider joining today. Noonan open house date announced Submitted by Noonan Elementary Academy Noonan Elementary Academy is an independent Catholic school in Mokena serving preschool through eighth grade. It will be hosting their annual open house to any new or prospective families wishing to learn more about Noonan on Sunday, Jan. 28 from noon-2 p.m. at 19131 Henry Drive in Mokena. Noonan maintains an environment that is a catalyst for learning. In addition to Noonan students going to school an equivalent of 30 additional days per year, the classroom size is relatively half the size of neighboring schools. The student-faculty ratio is among the best in the area at 7:1. The smaller classrooms allow for better learning conditions, personal attention and increased Get ready to vote! THE FRANKFORT STATION • THE HOMER HORIZON • THE LOCKPORT LEGEND THE MOKENA MESSENGER • THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT THE ORLAND PARK PRAIRIE • THE TINLEY JUNCTION levels of participation, all of which add to the students’ academic experience. Not only does it have a teacher to student ratio that will allow the gifted, average and at-risk student to maximize their potential, it also has various levels of resources available to its students. The “Noonan Advantage” has resulted in superior standardized test scores in every subject area listed compared to the national average. Every child deserves the opportunity to reach his or her full potential in a nurturing, safe and stimulating environment. With resources such as a state of the art computer lab, SMART Boards in every classroom, professional speech and drama programs, as well as sports, band, chess club, and lots more available, Noonan coming Jan. 18-feb. 12 Categories include: Beauty • Dining Education Fitness & Recreation Health • Pets • Services Shopping • Vehicles Honor your favorite local businesses by voting for them in the third annual Southwest Choice Awards! Look for the ballot inside your 22nd Century Media newspaper or vote online at www.22ndcenturymedia.com/swchoice provides the best for their students. In addition to Noonan being a completely nut-free facility, it also has nutritional guidelines in place that goes beyond keeping its students safe from known allergens and focuses on nutrition for optimal learning. Noonan provides its students with a rigorous and innovative educational program that is academically challenging and personally supportive. Noonan is committed to developing the full potential of each student by fostering intellectual development, strong character formation and spiritual growth. To learn more about Noonan Elementary Academy, visit noonanacademy. org, or reach them at (708) 479-8988.