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Woody's Offers a Meal and a Fundraiser before BOE Meeting

A look at events happening in and around Howell on Wednesday August 20, 2013.

The Howell Public School Board of Education will hold its last meeting of the summer tonight and a Farmingdale restaurant is offering a chance to have a meal before the meeting and help a local family pay some mounting medical bills.

Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting is a report by Superintendent Enid golden on her goals for the upcoming year and a discussion about holding a joint meeting with the Howell Township Council. The two bodies have held joint meetings in the past and will discuss resuming that work this year. Most of the rest of the agenda involves assigning teachers to fill vacancies across the district.

Woody’s Roadside Tavern will be hosting a fundraiser for Jimmy Reilly’s family starting at 5 p.m. The local resident has been battling Multiple Myeloma and the proceeds raised from the night will help to defray costs associated with the illness.

The National Weather Service is predicting a nice night overall with just a slight chance of showers over the next few days. A high of 88 on a sunny day will make way for a low of 68 tonight with just a 20 percent chance of showers.

Today is also National Senior Citizen’s Day, so if you have an older neighbor or relative be sure to be extra nice to them on their special day.

On this date in 1959 President Dwight Eisenhower proclaimed Hawaii the 50th state of the union. Local musical legend Count Basie was also born on this date in 1904. Today is also the 75th birthday for musician Kenny Rogers.

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