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- Prayer service for World AIDS Day Nov. 30
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- Rockford Public Schools faces $8.8 deficit, board OKs flat tax, HR chief
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Local children’s author wins in national contest
Max Elliot Anderson, of Rockford, has been chosen as a winner in a national letter-writing contest organized by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.
The contest, titled “Devotedly, Dad,” was open to America’s dads and granddads to encourage a love of literacy in their own families. Two letters from each state were selected. Anderson was one of two winners from Illinois.
Winners will receive a copy of All the Best, My Life in Letters and Other Writings, personally signed by President George H.W. Bush, plus a pair of his favorite and fun First Family socks.
The contest coincided with Father’s Day and the release of President George H.W. Bush’s new edition of All the Best, My Life in Letters and Other Writings.
Anderson is author of nearly 20 action-adventures and mysteries for readers 8-12. He grew up hating to read, and now writes the kinds of books he would have enjoyed as a boy. Learn more at http://www.amazon.com/Max-Elliot-Anderson/e/B002BLP3EE.
From the June 19-25, 2013, issue