VeterinariansAnimal Health and Healing – Teresa Garden, DVM – Holistic2615 S. Big Bend BoulevardSt. Louis, MO 63143(314) 781 – 1738 Dr Ava Frick – HolisticAnimal Rehab St Louis105 East 5th StEureka, MO 63025636-549-9100 Animal Fitness Center1841 Denmark RoadUnion, MO 63084(866) 836-3900 Toll Free(636) 583-1700 ARK Animal Hospital – Dr Sarah B. Smith6718 Goshen RdEdwardsville, IL 62025(618) 207 – 4000 St Louis Hills Veterinary Clinic – Dr Robert Schaeffer, Jr.
DVM, PHD – Holistic7001 Hampton AvenueSt. Louis, MO 63109(314) 353 – 3444 Healing Paws Rehabilitation314-651-8143 or 314-651-8144at Veterinary Specialty Services (VSS)1021 Howard George DrManchester, MO 63021636-227-9400 Hillside Animal Hospital5325 Manchester AveSt. Louis, MO 63110(314) 645-2141 Jefferson Animal Hospital2120 S. JeffersonSt. Louis, MO 63104(314) 772-4438 Kingsbury Animal Hospital420 North Skinker Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130(314)721-6251 Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice and In-Home EuthanasiaStLouis@lapoflove.com314-827-5606 Mobile Veterinary Service St LouisPamela A. Clary, DVM314-799-0043 Mobile Veterinarian | St Louis – Dr Kim Lynch(314) 412–5069 Carol House Quick Fix Pet Clinic – Low Cost Spaying & Neutering1218 South JeffersonSt. Louis, Missouri 63104(314) 771-PETS OpSpot Spay & Neuter Mobile Waggin’ – Low Cost Spaying & Neutering(314) 995 – 8678 Webster Groves Animal Hospital8028 Big Bend RdWebster Groves, MO 63119(314) 968-4310 Yorkshire Animal Hospital8088 Watson RoadSt Louis, MO 63119(314) 843 – 2394 Olsen Veterinary ClinicNo.
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H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs, Inc.Support Dogs Lost Pet ResourcesSTL Lost Pets– A collaboration between the APA, The St Louis County Animal Care and Control and the Humane Society of MissouriFido Finder – A national database for lost and found dogsTabby Tracker – A national database for lost and found catsAnimal Protective Association of Missouri (APA)Five Acres Animal Shelter (formerly St Charles Humane Society)Humane Society of MissouriSt Louis County Animal Care and ControlMetro Animal Resource ServicesMetro East Humane Society Pet Loss and Grief ResourcesLap of Love Veterinary Hospice and In-Home EuthanasiaHeartland Pet CremationSociety of MO Pet Loss Helpline314-951-1568St.
Louis Pet Loss Support Group636-537-2322 X28Sunset Hills Pet Loss Support Group314-879-3088Chris Corrigan Mendez, M.Ed., PLPC, NCCA St. Louis mental health counselor who is devoted to helping pet guardians Fun for DogsRiverfront Working Dog Club: An all-positive approach to Dogsports. Including Schutzhund, Competition Obedience, Tracking & even Protection!Agility – Greater St Louis Agility ResourcesBarn Hunt AssociationCanine Search and Rescue of St LouisDog Scouts of America – St Louis ChapterFrisbee – St Louis Disc DogsGateway Dockdogs – Dock DivingGateway Sled Dog ClubGateway Search DogsHerding – St Louis Herding ClubLure Coursing – St Louis Area SighthoundsMissouri Earth DogsMissouri Search and Rescue MOSARSt Louis All Dogs – Upcoming Fun Events for DogsSee Also: Bella Vista Animal Hospital
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North to freedom on Illinois' Underground Railroad ILLINOIS — Despite Illinois’ status as a free state, runaway slaves and free blacks did not find the state accommodating in its earliest days.Saturday, January 20, 2018 Illinois State Police seek assistance in locating vehicle NASHVILLE, Ill. — The Illinois State Police (ISP) is asking for assistance in locating a vehicle that was involved in a fatal traffic crash on I-64 near Nashville, Illinois (mile post 47).
The vehicle sought is a 2007 black Cadillac CTS.Saturday, January 20, 2018 Meeting Notices Saturday, January 20, 2018 Vandalia to celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birthday VANDALIA, Ill. — Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site will celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday with a special event on Saturday, February 10.Saturday, January 20, 2018 Andy Manar announces library grants to local school districts BUNKER HILL – Seventeen local school districts will receive more than $22,000 in grants through the Illinois secretary of state’s School Library Grant program, Senator Andy Manar announced today.
Saturday, January 20, 2018 Lake Land to host WYSE regional competition MATTOON — What happens when you take some of the most brilliant minds from area high schools and put them under one roof? Nothing other than an academic face off, where teams are pitted against each other in eight subject areas in order to take home the WYSE regional championship title. Saturday, January 20, 2018 So. Illinois University Edwardsville Dean's List announced for fall 2017 EDWARDSVILLE — Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has announced the names of students qualifying for the Dean’s List for fall 2017.
To qualify, a student must maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or better and have 12 hours calculated (B is equivalent to 3.0; A to 4.0).Saturday, January 20, 2018 Community Calendar Saturday, January 20, 2018 Make this the year to budget for charitable giving TAYLORVILLE — Budgets are an important component of personal financing. Without a thorough understanding of the rate of money going in and out of their bank accounts, people cannot accurately assess their potential for spending and saving.
Budgets are also handy for paying off debt and planning for the future. Those who budget may find they have more money to devote to leisure or other worthwhile endeavors, such as donating to charity.Saturday, January 20, 2018 Retirement saving tips for late starters TAYLORVILLE — Despite countless television ads touting the virtues of retirement planning, it seems many people are not getting the message.
According to a survey from GOBBankingRates.com, one-third of Americans have nothing saved for retirement. The picture is not any rosier in Canada, where Statistics Canada reports that just 65.2 percent of the country’s 14 million households contributed to a retirement plan in 2015.Saturday, January 20, 2018 IRS, States and Tax industry warn employers to beware of Form W-2 scam WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today urged all employers to educate their payroll personnel about a Form W-2 phishing scam that made victims of hundreds of organizations and thousands of employees last year.
Saturday, January 20, 2018 Exploring health savings accounts TAYLORVILLE — Health savings accounts are specialized savings accounts that allow people with specific health insurance plans to set aside money to pay for qualified medical expenses. These funds are deducted before taxes are withdrawn.Saturday, January 20, 2018 Grants will help students visit presidential library SPRINGFIELD — Schools in five Illinois counties can apply for financial help visiting the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and its special exhibit celebrating the Illinois bicentennial, thanks to the generosity of the John Ullrich Foundation.
Friday, January 19, 2018 TIF may attract new restaurant chain TAYLORVILLE — “We need to get it done so that you can get these developers moving because you’ve got more than one that is waiting,” said CEO of the Economic Development Group Steve Kline at Thursday night’s City of Taylorville Finance committee meeting.Friday, January 19, 2018 Courthouse Friday, January 19, 2018 Correction In the January 18, 2017 edition of the Breeze-Courier, the word Rickets was unintentionally omitted from a subheadline in the page one story titled “Defense presents first witness in Stivers trial.
” The subheadline should have read, “Doctor says Rickets may have lead to the death of the victim.”Friday, January 19, 2018 Police/Fire Friday, January 19, 2018 Christian County Health Dept. closed Jan. 23 TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Health Department office will be closed all day on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 for staff training. Friday, January 19, 2018 VisionWay Christian School announces college scholarship TAYLORVILLE — The VisionWay Christian School (VCS) board is now accepting applications for their annual college scholarship.
Friday, January 19, 2018 Free screenings and diabetes education events at DMH Mt. Zion Medical Center DECATUR — The DMH Mt. Zion Medical Center located at 1410 East Village Parkway next to Sav-Mor Pharmacy will host two events in January.Friday, January 19, 2018 Defense presents first witness in Stivers trial TAYLORVILLE — “I feel certain that he had a diagnosis of Rickets. The rib changes in particular are, in my opinion, highly specific.
..nothing else does this, nothing else looks this way,” said Dr. David Ayoub, a diagnostic radiologist, during his testimony for the defense Thursday at the trial of Robert A. Stivers who is accused of murder in the death of his four-month-old son.Thursday, January 18, 2018 State Board advocates for full Evidence-Based Funding for all school districts SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) today approved its budget request for public education funding for fiscal year 2019.
ISBE recommended an investment to support educational excellence totaling approximately $15.7 billion in State General Funds.Thursday, January 18, 2018 Courthouse Thursday, January 18, 2018 Police/Fire Thursday, January 18, 2018 Local death investigation continues TAYLORVILLE — On January 16, 2018 at approximately 5:45 a.m., 911 received a call to respond to a residence in the 500 Block of North Cherokee, Taylorville where a male was unresponsive and not breathing.
Taylorville Fire and Dunns Ambulance arrived on scene and requested the coroner to respond. Thursday, January 18, 2018 Lake Land College announces GED Class schedule PANA — Lake Land College’s Adult Education is offering GED classes throughout the Lake Land College district beginning March 8 at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.Thursday, January 18, 2018 Millikin University Collegiate Chorale to present Winter Concert DECATUR, Ill.
— The Millikin University Collegiate Chorale will conclude its 2018 Winter Tour with a performance on Sunday, Jan. 21, at Central Christian Church, located at 650 W. William St. in Decatur, Ill., beginning at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free to the public and free-will offerings are accepted.Thursday, January 18, 2018 APL pet adoptions planned for this weekend SPRINGFIELD — The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold dog and cat adoptions at a variety of local businesses this weekend.
On Saturday, January 20, adoptable cats will be available from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and adoptable dogs will be available from noon until 3 p.m. at PetSmart, 3183 S Veterans Parkway, Springfield.Thursday, January 18, 2018 Bicentennial exhibit open house at Rock Springs Jan. 25 DECATUR — Walk through an exhibit exploring the Illinois Bicentennial at Rock Springs Nature Center during an open house on Thursday, January 25 from 5-7p.
m. Thursday, January 18, 2018 Entertainment Calendar Thursday, January 18, 2018 Peyton Jackson Day TAYLORVILLE —Mayor Bruce Barry and the Taylorville City Council presented Taylorville High School senior Peyton Jackson with an honorary plaque at Tuesday’s Taylorville City Council meeting declaring January 16, 2018 as Peyton Jackson Day. Jackson was recognized for her prowess as a volleyball player at THS.
Jackson holds the career THS record of over 1,200 kills among a host of other accolades.Wednesday, January 17, 2018 ADA mandates require county to update website TAYLORVILLE — Christian County Board members are searching for an updated website; that search, though, is not as easy as it may have been just a few short months ago.Wednesday, January 17, 2018 State calls expert doctors in Stivers case TAYLORVILLE — Dr.
Channing Petrak, a child abuse pediatrics doctor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria; Dr. Jane Turner, a forensic pathologist; Dr. Juliette Scantlebury, a forensic pathologist; Dr. Renee Manley-Markowski, a pediatric emergency medical attendant at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital; and Mariateresa Tersigni-Tarrant, Ph.D. in Philosophy of Anthropology and Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Accounting all testified this week on behalf of the state in the murder trial of Robert A.
Stivers of Pana who is accused of killing his four-month-old son in February of 2016.Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Council to reevaluate metal accessory buildings TAYLORVILLE — When it came time to amend the city code Tuesday night regarding an ordinance that would give some latitude to the zoning board in their decision to consider the construction of metal accessory buildings, aldermen were again divided on the issue, just as they were at the January 2, 2018 city council meeting.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Wait one more year on consolidation TAYLORVILLE — A special Taylorville School Board meeting was held last night to discuss further options for the proposed consolidation of the district’s three elementary schools.Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Police/Fire Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Information sought in local theft TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a theft that occurred in Taylorville.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Meeting Notices Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Pana Red Roses Red Hat Club to meet Jan. 22 PANA — Pana Red Roses Red Hat Club will be having a luncheon at Pizza Man in Pana on January 22nd at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 City Demolishes Vacant, Rundown Property TAYLORVILLE — A City of Taylorville backho is positioned to begin demolition of a blighted property at 510 E.
Poplar Street in Taylorville. The teardown is part of an ongoing effort by city officials to remove dilapidated and vacant properties. The city provides the equipment and the labor, and the property owner pays the dumping fees.Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Taylorville Senior Center's crochet club donates to TMH TAYLORVILLE — Marge Drea, Leader of the Taylorville Senior Center’s Crochet Club, also known as the Happy Hookers, has announced a donation of over 40 newborn and preemie hats to the Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 School library grants approved for Rep. Bourne's District LITCHFIELD — State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) announced today that $13,589 in school library grant money will soon be flowing to schools located in the 95th Legislative House District.Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Major Belle Reynolds was Illinois Civil War Heroine The battle of Shiloh was one of the bloodiest of the Civil War, and nurses were in short supply.
One who answered the challenge was Belle Reynolds, whose determination belied her tender age.Tuesday, January 16, 2018 TMH outlines $60M modernization project TAYLORVILLE — By January of 2020, Taylorville Memorial Hospital (TMH) is hoping to debut the first phase of their new $60 million, 97,000-square-foot facility that hospital administrators says will represent a complete modernization of the TMH facilities.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 American Legion Auxiliary donates to Taylorville Senior Center TAYLORVILLE — The American Legion Auxiliary of Post 73 in Taylorville recently made a generous donation to the Taylorville Senior Center for transportation of area veterans to Veterans Administration medical centers and facilities.Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Police/Fire Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Friendly Neighbors Garden Club to meet Jan.
17 TAYLORVILLE — The Friendly Neighbors Garden Club will meet on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in the home of Geri Niemann, located at 2401 Pine Tree Dr.Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Morrisonville Chief of Police named MORRISONVILLE — During the December Village of Morrisonville meeting, the trusted voted to approve Mayor Larry Tolliver's recommendation to promote Tony Telford from a part-time police officer to Chief of Police.
This recommendation came after former Chief of Police, Kenny Eller, requested to be moved to a part-time position to pursue other employment interest. Telford become Chief of Police effective January 1, 2018. Pictured are Mayor Larry Tolliver and Chief Tony Telford. Pictured from left: Chief of Police, Tony Telford and Larry Tolliver, Mayor of Morrisonville.Tuesday, January 16, 2018 TCCU hosts 4th Annual Scholarship Program TAYLORVILLE — TCCU President, Will Perkins, reminded local residents that they have through February 28, 2018, to visit local businesses and vote for their preferred Taylorville High School seniors registered in the credit union’s fourth annual scholarship program.
“We are again awarding six $1000 financial scholarships – two each in Taylorville, Litchfield and Hillsboro – to graduating seniors who plan to continue their education after high school.”Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Miss Christian County to compete in Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Contest TAYLORVILLE — 2017 Miss Christian County, Emily Morrison, will compete for the title of 2018 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen on January 18-21 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Birds Take Flight TAYLORVILLE — Several geese are pictured taking flight at Lake Taylorville on Saturday.Monday, January 15, 2018 Rep. Bourne hosting Coffee and Conversation events LITCHFIELD — State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) is asking residents to join her for coffee. The invitation is for an informal event to sit and chat with the Representative and have your questions answered about state government.
Monday, January 15, 2018 U of I Springfield cuts ribbon on new building SPRINGFIELD — The University of Illinois Springfield officially opened the new $21.75 million Student Union Building during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The first-ever student union will serve as a social hub for student life and foster a greater sense of community on the growing campus.Monday, January 15, 2018 LLCC's James S.
Murray Gallery features "A Fire Within: New Work by Michelle Coakes" SPRINGFIELD — The James S. Murray Gallery at Lincoln Land Community College will feature the exhibit “A Fire Within: New Work by Michelle Coakes” Jan. 16-Feb. 1.Monday, January 15, 2018 Last Acre at Hickory Ridge January 20 DICKSON MOUNDS — The Hickory Ridge Concert Series kicks off the new year with the duo Last Acre on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 7:00 at the Dickson Mounds Museum near Lewistown, Ill.
Known for their original songs and tight family harmonies rich with the elements of folk, bluegrass, and Americana, Last Acre is the father daughter duo Mark and Molly Mathewson.Monday, January 15, 2018 Eagle release at Lake Lou Yaeger next weekend LITCHFIELD, Ill. — Last April, at Lake Lou Yaeger in Litchfield, Ill., a female Bald Eagle was injured, in what was viewed as a territorial fight with a male Bald Eagle.
While the male Bald Eagle did not survive, thankfully the female Bald Eagle was able to be transported to the Treehouse Wildlife Rescue Center in Dow, Ill. to recover from her injuries. The female bald Eagle has made a full recovery and will be released back to her native territory at Lake Lou Yaeger. The release is scheduled for Saturday, January 20 at 11 a.m. from Marina # 1 (for GPS use 4943 Beach House Trail) and the public is invited to attend.
Monday, January 15, 2018 Leadership program kicks off TAYLORVILLE — The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce and the University of Illinois Extension in Christian County kicked off the 2018 LEADership Program with “StrengthsTraining” at the Trutter Center on the Lincoln Land Community College campus Wednesday, January 10. Saturday, January 13, 2018 Wedding tools make planning much, much easier TAYLORVILLE — Ensuring an event goes on with minimal hiccups takes patience and thorough planning.
This is especially true for weddings, when many elements must merge together for a memorable day. Today’s couples have a bevy of new resources at their disposal to facilitate wedding planning. Saturday, January 13, 2018 What to expect: The average cost of a wedding in the U.S. now is $26,720 TAYLORVILLE — Newly engaged couples may experience an array of emotions when they sit down to plan their weddings.
Some couples cannot wait to jump into planning and want to catalog every aspect of the process, while others may proceed with caution because they don’t know what to expect — particularly in regard to cost. Saturday, January 13, 2018 'Plus one' etiquette for weddings: Include or not? TAYLORVILLE — Couples tying the knot typically want to share their excitement with as many friends and family members as possible.
Preliminary wedding guest lists can be quite extensive, but many couples ultimately shorten such lists in adherence to their budgets. Saturday, January 13, 2018 Challenges posed by long-distance relationships (AP) — When people ask how my husband and I get through months spent on different continents, the conversation always turns to technology. Saturday, January 13, 2018 Seven great ways to recycle your wedding gown TAYLORVILLE — When planning their weddings, many brides-to-be devote a large portion of their wedding budgets to their wardrobes.
Statistics released by The Knot in 2014 indicated the amount the average woman was willing to spend her gown was $1,281. Saturday, January 13, 2018 Writing your own vows? Skip the schtick and other tips TAYLORVILLE — Couples who choose to write their own wedding vows recognize how special such personal gestures are. Writing one’s own vows can impart a personalized and special touch to the ceremony.
Saturday, January 13, 2018 Tips for couples thinking of Friday or Sunday weddings TAYLORVILLE — The cost of weddings continues to rise. In its 2016 Real Weddings Study, bridal resource The Knot found that the average wedding cost couples and their families more than $35,000. Saturday, January 13, 2018 Rustic bouquets add a natural flair TAYLORVILLE — Rustic wedding bouquets may seem like they were plucked right out of the garden or grabbed through a stroll in a meadow.
They’re rarely symmetrical or feature the customary flowers of more formal wedding celebrations. Saturday, January 13, 2018 12 wedding tricks add ease to planning and fun TAYLORVILLE — Brides and grooms understandably feel a little stress when planning their weddings. Adding to the pressure is the fact that, according to a WeddingWire.com report, the average couple in their 30s spends $32,000 on their wedding.
Saturday, January 13, 2018 Living centerpieces impressive, budget-wise, too TAYLORVILLE —Centerpieces are one aspect of the reception where couples can get creative without breaking the bank. Flowers are popular centerpieces at weddings. Saturday, January 13, 2018 Why is June such a popular month to get married? TAYLORVILLE — Since Ancient Roman times, June has been a popular month for couples to tie the knot.
The month’s namesake, the goddess Juno, was said to be the protector of women in every aspect, but most notably in regard to marriage and childbearing. Saturday, January 13, 2018 What to consider when shopping for wedding rings TAYLORVILLE — Engagements precede wedding dresses, flower arrangements, limousines, and even a couple’s wedding vows. And no proposal is complete without a ring.
Knowledge of rings and stones is essential for those who plan to propose in the near future. Saturday, January 13, 2018 'I do,' take two: Practical guide to a second marriage Saturday, January 13, 2018 Well-documented wedding memories last forever TAYLORVILLE — Couples’ wedding days are momentous occasions, and couples want their memories of the day they tied the knot to endure long after the final guest has departed.
Saturday, January 13, 2018 Witt native enlists in Army National Guard SPRINGFIELD — Pvt. Kain Durbin, of Witt, Illinois, was sworn into the Illinois Army National Guard Jan. 10, at the St. Louis Military Entrance Processing Station. Saturday, January 13, 2018 Morrisonville students, staff of the month named MORRISONVILLE — This award is in recognition for positive behavior and contribution to Morrisonville Junior/Senior High School and the Community of Morrisonville.
Saturday, January 13, 2018 Live Well lunch at Pana hospital on January 22 PANA — Bob Ludwig, CRNA at Pana Community Hospital is the guest speaker at the next Pana Community Hospital Live Well Lunch. The Live Well lunch is Monday, January 22 from 11:30 am-12:30 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room located in the lower level of Pana Community Hospital. Saturday, January 13, 2018 City water bills to go monthly in May TAYLORVILLE - Beginning May 1, 2018, the City of Taylorville is hoping to have the transition to monthly water billing complete.
Officials say the motivation behind the transition, which has been discussed for the better part of a year now, is to help residents better budget. Friday, January 12, 2018 Lt. gov rolls out AP pilot program in Moweaqua MOWEAQUA — Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti held press conferences on Thursday at Altamont high school and Central A&M high school to announce the launch of the Advanced Placement (AP) pilot program in 10 rural high schools.
The ten schools are Kankakee High School, Altamont High School, Knoxville High School, Illini Central High School, Tri-Point High School, Pope County High School, Orangeville High School, Quincy High School, Central A&M High School, and Georgetown-Ridge Farm High School. Friday, January 12, 2018 Death investigation continues in local fatal shooting TAYLORVILLE — On Thursday, January 11, 2017, an autopsy was conducted in Bloomington on Gregory Robbins, 30, of Decatur.
Friday, January 12, 2018 Honor Flight annual meeting Jan. 20, public invited SPRINGFIELD — Land of Lincoln Honor Flight (LLHF) of Springfield Illinois announces the upcoming Annual Meeting to be held Saturday, January 20th, at Lakeside Christian Church hall, located at 226 Toronto Road (I-55, Exit 100 west) in Springfield. Beginning at 1:00 pm, this meeting is open to the public, including veterans, guardian escorts, volunteers and supporters of LLHF.
Friday, January 12, 2018 North Elementary Students Of The Week Friday, January 12, 2018 Rock On! Friday, January 12, 2018 Caring for those with dementia Greetings in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ! This article utilizes some thoughts from Elayne Lipp, a retired pastor who has both professional and personal experience with Alzheimer’s disease, as found in the publication “Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families” (2012).
Friday, January 12, 2018 Camp One Way: Winter camps in God's back yard MT. AUBURN — Spend a night and day at Camp One Way this winter. See old friends, meet new friends, enjoy games, music and food. All camps begin Friday night (after supper) and end Saturday night (after supper). Drop off and pick up at 7 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2018 New series of First Place for Health TAYLORVILLE — First Place for Health (FP4H) will begin a new eight-week series at Faith Community Worship Center on Tuesday, Jan.
17 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2018 Stivers confession draws debate from both sides TAYLORVILLE - "I may have got a little aggregated at him, and I may have squeezed him a little too tight," Robert Stivers said on camera during a video interrogation on February 6, 2016. Thursday, January 11, 2018 Taylorville Public Library closed Monday Thursday, January 11, 2018 Taylorville community blood drive set for Jan.
24 TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Community will host a blood drive from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 920 McAdam Drive, inside the Bloodmobile. Thursday, January 11, 2018 CA&M FFA advances to district competition SULLIVAN — On Wednesday, December 13, Erin Forlines and Alaina Burgener of the Central A&M FFA Chapter participated in the Job Interview Career Development Event held at Sullivan High School.
Thursday, January 11, 2018 Taylorville hospital and health department to assess county's health needs TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital and the Christian County Health Department are seeking input from the public to assess the health needs of the residents of Christian County. Thursday, January 11, 2018 One vehicle crash results in death of Effingham man CHRISTIAN COUNTY — On January 10, 2018 at 1:13 p.
m. Christian County 911 received a call for a one vehicle traffic crash involving a semi-tractor trailer. Thursday, January 11, 2018 Taylorville police investigating death of a Decatur man TAYLORVILLE — Shortly after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 the Taylorville Police Department responded to Taylorville Memorial Hospital for a report of a male with a gunshot wound. Upon arrival officers discovered a male, later identified as Gregory J.
Robbins, 30, of Decatur. Robbins later died due to his injuries.Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Opening statements delivered in Stivers trial TAYLORVILLE — Facing charges of first-degree murder in the death of his four-month-old son, Robert A. Stivers of Pana sat in a Christian County court this morning facing a jury of nine women and five men.Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Courthouse Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Police/Fire Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Entertainment Calendar Wednesday, January 10, 2018 These Guys Really Can Cook! Come See For Yourself TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host their 8th Annual Men Who Cook event Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Janice Hoopper Auditorium at Taylorville Memorial Hospital (TMH).
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 DowntownTaylorville.Org Promotes Community TAYLORVILLE — Downtowntaylorville.org is a not-for-profit volunteer based organization driven to enhance, cultivate and promote a strong sense of community through the preservation and development of the downtown business district and improve the culture, economic and historic benefits of business life in Taylorville. Marcia Neal, executive director, has a line up of events scheduled for 2018 including the ever popular Farmer's Market which is held downtown starting in the spring.
Pictured above is a file photo of the annual Christmas parade sponsored by Downtowntaylorville.org. This event brings crowds from all around the area and hosts the arrival of Santa to kick off the Christmas shopping season. If you would like to join the organization or volunteer for any of the events, call 824-3555.Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Kompliments - A Full-Service Salon TAYLORVILLE — Kompliments is a full service salon that provides hair services including full hair color, hi-lights, Balayage, Ombre, cuts and perms, facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing and gift certificates as well for all their services listed.
Autumn Long opened the salon in October of 2010. The full staff keeps up with new trends by continuing their education and attending classes held by instructors right in the shop. Call the today to ask for prices for the Bridal package that is offered which includes the whole wedding party. We will travel to you on your special day! You will enjoy your visit to Kompliments, 218 S. Main Street. Pictured from left: Autumn Long, Katie Kohl, Deanna Goebel, Jennifer DeClerck and Noel Ernst.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Forever Yours Specializes In Fine Line Art TAYLORVILLE — Award winning artist, Ricci Johnson has been in the tattoo business for 28 years. He started in Taylorville and then went to Tennessee and worked with his father-in-law, then came to Springfield and then opened his first shop in 1993 on Spresser Street in Taylorville. Because he needed more room, he relocated Forever Yours to West Main Cross just off the square in 2001.
The shop is State of Illinois Health Board appproved with modern sterilized equipment. Ricci specializes in Fine Line Art and free hand tattoos, cosmetic make up, excellence in cover ups, black and gray work and full color tattoos. So if a tattoo is on your "to do list", stop by Forever Yours Tattoo Studio today!Wednesday, January 10, 2018 One-Of-A-Kind Clothing At Rebecca's And Posh TAYLORVILLE — Rebecca's Anitques and Posh is a unique shopping experience while shopping downtown.
Posh-a Unique Boutique-is a great part of the store featuring ladies one of a kind clothing, scarves, and accessories. A recently added section "Calico Kitten" offers handmade creations for little girls sizes 1 thru 8. This "must see for yourself" collection has the most adorable fabric and intricate detail. If you have a granddaughter or special little girl, be sure to shop Rebecca's Antiques and Posh on the southside of the square.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Winter lecture series at Cahokia Mounds COLLINSVILLE, Ill. — The first of the Winter Lecture Series programs will open at Cahokia Mounds State Historic on Sunday, January 28, at 2:00 p.m. with a presentation by Dr. Mark Wagner, “Bound to the Western Waters: Searching for Lewis and Clark at Fort Kaskaskia, Illinois.” The lecture is free and open to the public.Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Theatre 7 presents 'And Then There Were None' DECATUR, Ill.
— Theatre 7 is excited to announce the cast of "And Then There Were None" the mid-season show in our 2017-2018 lineup of murder, mystery and mayhem! "We had a great turnout for auditions, 26 people, and we.re very excited bring this classic murder mystery to life,. said Director Al Schneider.Wednesday, January 10, 2018 LLCC celebrates African-American history month SPRINGFIELD — Lincoln Land Community College is celebrating African-American History Month during February with various events.
The theme for this year’s observance is “Celebrating Our Strengths While Overcoming Our Challenges.”Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Extension says winter is a great time to explore nature's splendor URBANA, Ill. - Each season brings a different look to the garden, and some plants are uniquely beautiful in winter. Rhonda Ferree, horticulture educator with University of Illinois Extension, says that winter is a great time to see a plant’s texture and form—each unique and mystical.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 TSD preparing for hospital expansion TAYLORVILLE — Engineering blueprints at Monday’s Taylorville Sanitary District (TSD) showed plans for Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s upcoming expansion project, which will feature the construction of new a facility immediately south and east of the Springfield Clinic facility and hospital addition that was completed almost eight years ago.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Tourism group to host steering meeting in Taylorville TAYLORVILLE — The Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area (ALNHA) will host a Steering Council meeting on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Christian County Historical Society in Taylorville.Tuesday, January 9, 2018 No decision yet on elementary consolidation TAYLORVILLE — At the December Taylorville School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr.
Gregg Fuerstenau outlined a presentation that proposed the consolidation of the district’s three elementary schools down to two beginning next year.Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Food pantry partners with senior center to assist seniors, others TAYLORVILLE — Food insecurity is defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as “a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food.
” Food insecurity affects all segments of the American population; in 2015, 8 percent or roughly 5.4 million Americans over the age of 60 were food insecure. The number of food insecure senior citizens is projected to increase by over 50 percent in 2025 when the youngest of the Baby Boomer Generation reaches age 60.Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Correction TAYLORVILLE — In the Friday, January 5, 2018 edition of the Breeze-Courier, it was incorrectly stated in an article about Larry Asmussen that he participated in the Illinois Division of the Senior Olympics in September 2016.
It should have listed the year as 2017.Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Meeting Notices Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Courthouse Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Police/Fire Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Prospective students invited to Laker Visit Day MATTOON — Prospective students are invited to visit Lake Land College and find out all the college offers at Laker Visit Day. The event will be held Friday, Feb.
9 in the Luther Student Center starting at 9 a.m. and will run until noon. Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Vachel Lindsay Home 'Poets in the Parlor' events SPRINGFIELD — The public is invited to attend poetry events in January, February and March at the Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site in Springfield. The “Poets in the Parlor” poetry readings on January 21, February 18 and March 25 will provide an opportunity for guests to listen to and discuss poetry in the home of the artist Vachel Lindsay.
The programs are free, and each will begin at 2 p.m.Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Stonington Legion Auxiliary holds monthly meeting STONINGTON — The Stonington American Legion Auxiliary for Zue Vandeveer Post 257 met at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 8, 2018 with ten members present. Those in attendance were: Michelle Sklenka, JoAnn Coffey, Stacey Ethridge, Vickie Busby, Patricia Rusher, Linda DeVore, Leslie DeVore, Venise McWard, Judi Hodges, and Marilyn Remmert.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 CEFS to conduct homelessness survey Jan. 25 CHRISTIAN COUNTY — You can help end homelessness. January 25, 2017 is The Point in Time survey which plays a critical role in the task of ending homelessness. Survey results are significant to the HUD competition for assistance in the eighteen counties of Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, Christian, Fayette, Shelby, Moultrie, Effingham, Clay, Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar and Jasper.
HUD continues to emphasize through its scoring the significance of the data reported as well as the process for the data collection. However, HUD deems most important the quality and accuracy of the count as opposed to merely the size of the count.Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Courthouse Monday, January 8, 2018 Police/Fire Monday, January 8, 2018 Morrisonville library hosting 'Running of the Mice' MORRISONVILLE — Kitchell Memorial Library (KML), Morrisonville, announces the “Running of the Mice” to be Saturday, January 27, 2018.
Monday, January 8, 2018 CCHCEA to present lesson on herb gardening Monday, January 8, 2018 Historical Society holding trivia night on Jan. 27 TAYLORVILLE — On Saturday January 27, 2018 the Christian County Historical Society & Museum will be hosting their 2nd annual Trivia Night held at the Christian County Senior Center in Taylorville. Doors open at 6 p.m. and trivia starts at 7 p.
m. Monday, January 8, 2018 Preceptor Sorority to meet on Jan. 23 TAYLORVILLE — Members of Preceptor sorority will meet at 7 p.m. January 23 at Rolling Meadows Senior Living facility. Monday, January 8, 2018 The gift of gratitude: one man's saving grace TAYLORVILLE — “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.”It’s almost as if American author Melody Beattie penned those words specifically for Taylorville’s Dexter Thatch.
Saturday, January 6, 2018 Meeting Notices Saturday, January 6, 2018 Teachers participate in STEM training TAYLORVILLE — Have you ever wondered what teachers do on a break from school? They keep learning new strategies to implement into their classrooms.Saturday, January 6, 2018 Rock Springs hosting free Hunter Safety Class DECATUR — The Macon County Conservation District will host a free Illinois Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Education Class at Rock Springs Nature Center.
Class will be held Monday, January 15 and Wednesday, January 17 from 6-9 p.m., and Friday, January 19 from 6-10 p.m.Saturday, January 6, 2018 THS to host community blood drive Jan. 19 TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville High School will host a community blood drive from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Friday, January 19 at 815 Springfield Road, inside the East Gym. All presenting donors will receive a free t-shirt.
Saturday, January 6, 2018 Rep. Bourne announces traveling office hours LITCHFIELD — State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) is announcing regularly scheduled Tuesday Traveling Office Hours and extended hours in her Litchfield District Office. Bourne encourages any constituents seeking assistance to stop by her Traveling Office Hours on the first Tuesday of each month in Carlinville and the last Tuesday of each month in Taylorville.
Saturday, January 6, 2018 Red Cross urges public to take safety steps SPRINGFIELD — The American Red Cross Central and Southern Illinois Region has responded to 94 home fires in the past month. Tragically eight of the home fires had fatalities and 15 people, including four young children perished. Two of the fires occurred in multi-unit residences and the Red Cross opened shelters, due to the sizeable number of people displaced in those fires.
Saturday, January 6, 2018 LLCC-Taylorville to hold College Now information meeting SPRINGFIELD — Lincoln Land Community College in Taylorville will host an information meeting Monday evening, Jan. 8, about the LLCC College Now program for area high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors as well as their parents or guardians.Saturday, January 6, 2018 Lincoln museum honors MLK's inspiration SPRINGFIELD — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will celebrate Martin Luther King’s legacy on Monday, January 15, by presenting his most famous speech and welcoming community groups that work to better the lives of others.
Saturday, January 6, 2018 TMH Auxiliary hosts babysitting clinic Taylorville — Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary hosted another babysitting clinic on January 4.Saturday, January 6, 2018 Community Calendar Saturday, January 6, 2018 Taylorville Famiily Welcomes Their New Year's Baby TAYLORVILLE — The first baby of 2018 has arrived. Colten Stephen Gagne, son of Patrick and Katie Gagne of Taylorville was born Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 11:12 p.
m. in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Ill. He is the first child for the couple and weighed seven pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inches long. Colten is the grandson of Liz Frisina, Michael “Skip” and Toni O’Bryan, Paul Gagne and Betty Asmussen, all of Taylorville. Great-grandmother is Eva Mae Gagne of Taylorville.Friday, January 5, 2018 Heroin deaths are down locally, but the fight continues TAYLORVILLE — Opiate deaths were down in Christian County last year.
But those leading the fight against opiate abuse say the fight continues.Friday, January 5, 2018 Courthouse Friday, January 5, 2018 Police/Fire Friday, January 5, 2018 IEA retired teachers $1,000 scholarship available SPRINGFIELD — The Abe Lincoln Chapter of the Illinois Education Association Retired Teachers is sponsoring the Sharon Miller Memorial Scholarship to students in Region 11 and 47 public schools.
Each recipient will receive a $1000 scholarship.Friday, January 5, 2018 Community Foundation announces local grant opportunity SPRINGFIELD — The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln is currently accepting letters of inquiry for a grant for the Women’s Fund.Friday, January 5, 2018 Optimist Club wraps up 2017 while looking forward to the new year TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its first business meeting of the new year on Thursday, January 04, 2018, in the TMH Auditorium.
Following breakfast, President Steve Switzer called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Pastor Ted Marrinan then gave the morning invocation. After recognizing the birthdays and anniversaries for the month of January, a brief report on the recent board meeting was reviewed.Friday, January 5, 2018 Taylorville Christian Church expansion underway TAYLORVILLE — A new expansion to the Taylorville Christian Church is beginning to take shape, and Pastor James Jones says the congregation is extremely excited about the new 7,000 square foot addition.
Friday, January 5, 2018 TDA awarded $537k grant to kickstart industrial park TAYLORVILLE — For the better part of the last decade, the Taylorville Development Association (TDA) has been working to bring an industrial park to Taylorville, one that can serve as an economic hub for future growth.Thursday, January 4, 2018 A Bevy TAYLORVILLE — Despite the extreme cold, a bevy of swans were lazily milling about in a frozen corn field just east of Lake Taylorville this morning.
Thursday, January 4, 2018 Talking history at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois History Forum returns to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in 2018 with sessions on Lincoln, Lewis and Clark, Ronald Reagan and Ulysses S. Grant.Thursday, January 4, 2018 Courthouse Thursday, January 4, 2018 Police/Fire Thursday, January 4, 2018 Crime Stoppers: Information sought in burglary of vehicle TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a vehicle burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Thursday, January 4, 2018 Cat and dog adoptions this weekend SPRINGFIELD – The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold the following pet adoptions in January:Thursday, January 4, 2018 Lincoln Prairie Trails Conservancy wraps up year, looks to 2018 CHRISTIAN COUNTY — To those who use it on a regular basis, it had long been obvious that The Lincoln Prairie Trail needed an advocate. The City of Pana had done its best to keep up with the trails needs, but the costs of maintaining and repairing a fourteen mile plus asphalt trail are a significant challenge for any small town and it was simply beyond what the City was able to accomplish on its own.
Thursday, January 4, 2018 Quad County Hospice offers volunteer opportunities for local veterans TAYLORVILLE — Quad County Hospice “No Veteran Will Die Alone” program representatives were guest speakers at Taylorville’s VFW on December 11.Thursday, January 4, 2018 Sensory friendly film Jan. 13 CARLINVILLE — Eisentraut Theatres and TASC/The Autism Support Connection have joined together to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities “Sensory Friendly Films”.
Our movie event for January will be held at 2 locations, 1 p.m. Saturday, January 13 at The Orpheum Theatre in Hillsboro and Marvel Theatre in Carlinville. This month’s feature will be the newly released film, “Paddington 2”.Thursday, January 4, 2018 Entertainment Calendar Thursday, January 4, 2018 Aldermen split on metal buildings TAYLORVILLE — Aldermen were split on a decision Tuesday night to allow the use of metal roofing and siding in the construction of accessory buildings.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Meeting Notices Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Police/Fire Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Collectors Club meeting set for Jan. 10 LITCHFIELD — The first meeting for 2018 of the Mid-State Collectors Club will be held Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Maverick Steaks & Spirits restaurant in Litchfield.Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Grandson of former residents earns honor ST.
LOUIS, Mo. — Isaiah Murrell-Thomas, a senior at Ritenour High School, earned a full scholarship to his first-choice college, University of Notre Dame, as a QuestBridge Match Scholarship recipient.Wednesday, January 3, 2018 McClure Recognized As Volunteer Of Month TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville’s John McClure (left) was recognized by Mayor Bruce Barry (right) and the Taylorville City Council Monday night as the volunteer of the month in honor of his work with various service clubs, Missions For Taylorville, and his efforts to help area veterans.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 TMH Auxiliary hosting babysitting clinic tomorrow TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting another babysitting clinic on January 4.Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Fires claim two homes on New Year's day CHRISTIAN COUNTY — A Pana home has been left totaled, and a Taylorville home sustained tremendous damage after fires broke out in the two structures on New Year’s Day.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Trial likely for accused deputy TAYLORVILLE — A trial likely will go forward for a Macon County Sheriff’s Deputy accused of firing a handgun at his fleeing wife.Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Police/Fire Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Courthouse Tuesday, January 2, 2018 TMH to host bi-weekly coffee group for seniors TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program will soon host a free bi-weekly coffee group for seniors.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Civil War Tech series: Where history meets science SPRINGFIELD — Children will get to explore 3D-printing, try on disguises, make their own maps and even help build artificial limbs for disabled people in the 2018 “Civil War Tech” series at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Saturday, December 30, 2017 Library receives ring that belonged to president's son SPRINGFIELD — In a season of giving, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has been given a unique personal item that once belonged to Lincoln’s youngest son: a ring braided from the hair of Tad Lincoln’s pony.
Saturday, December 30, 2017 Tutors speak to Optimists about calculus group TAYLORVILLE — Acting President Blake Davis called the final regular meeting of the 2017 Taylorville Optimist Club to order on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Following breakfast at the TMH Auditorium, Blake led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and Ted Marrinan led the group in the morning invocation. Saturday, December 30, 2017 Area students participate in Hour of Code TAYLORVILLE — Students in the Taylorville School District recently participated in the Hour of Code, which is part of computer science week.
Hour of Code is a global initiative to expose students to computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving, logic and creativity. Saturday, December 30, 2017 White Family Donates Saturday, December 30, 2017 Baby, it's cold outside. . .a deep freeze (AP) — Brutally cold weather has iced plans for scores of events in the Northeast from New Year’s Eve through New Year’s Day, but the show will go on in New York City, where people will start gathering in Times Square up to nine hours before the famous ball drop.
Saturday, December 30, 2017 Hundreds of new state laws to take effect in 2018 CHICAGO (AP) — It was a big year in the Illinois statehouse with lawmakers ending an historic budget impasse and approving an income tax hike, overhauling how public schools get funding and allowing automatic voter registration. Now, a fresh set of 215 laws takes effect Jan. 1. Saturday, December 30, 2017 New Baby? New tech can make a big difference TAYLORVILLE — Welcoming a new baby to the family brings with it excitement, challenges and a lot of love.
It is also a lot of work. But, there is help... sometimes at the touch of a button. Amy O'Malley, MSN, RN, mother of five and director of education and clinical services at Medela, has pulled together a few tips for navigating the first few months and how to incorporate some baby (and mom) friendly technology along the way! How many wet diapers? How long did he nurse? Use an App for That! Friday, December 29, 2017 Courthouse Friday, December 29, 2017 Police/Fire Friday, December 29, 2017 TMH Foundation seeks annual appeal donations TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation is seeking donations for its annual appeal to help fund community health outreach initiatives.
Friday, December 29, 2017 Retiring After 42 Years Friday, December 29, 2017 The Pain of Staying The Same Can I confess something? I actually like when I get sick and have to be taken care of. My mom spoiled me, and while I don’t enjoy the feeling of sickness, laying in the bed, watching Netflix, and being served soup for 48 hours isn’t the worst thing in the world. Can we all be honest and admit that sometimes staying in bed is better than dealing with life.
I ask because reading about the crippled man in John 5 reminds me not everyone hates being sick. Friday, December 29, 2017 Adult Birthday Friday, December 29, 2017 Nokomis eyes redevelopment of business district NOKOMIS — Nokomis is looking to spruce up its business district in the new year.Thursday, December 28, 2017 Police/Fire Thursday, December 28, 2017 Two charged with felonies for home repair fraud, exploitation of elderly TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County State’s Attorney is cracking down on alleged financial exploitation of the elderly and home repair fraud.
Thursday, December 28, 2017 Crime Stoppers TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a theft that occurred in Taylorville.Thursday, December 28, 2017 Events Calendar Thursday, December 28, 2017 Jail escapees face new felony charges TAYLORVILLE — Two escapees from Christian County Jail have been charged with new felony charges for their jail break.Wednesday, December 27, 2017 An end of an era: Rene's sells pharmacy business to Walgreens TAYLORVILLE — Since pre-Civil War days, there’s been a pharmacy on the corner of Washington Street and Main Cross Street in Taylorville, for a while there were even two.
Beginning tomorrow, though, that will no longer be the case.Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Police/Fire Wednesday, December 27, 2017 TMH to host seminar on marketing for seniors TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program will soon be hosting a monthly seminar “Marketing for Seniors”. This seminar is geared for anyone who works or interacts with the senior community.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Baby It's Cold Outside! Even at midday today, temperatures hovered just barely above zero as people bundled up for the arctic blast. The cold will ease slightly Thursday and Friday but return Saturday and through the weekend. Thursday’s high is expected to reach 21, however wind chill values will put the feels-like temperature between -6 and 4.Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Central A&M Attends Leadership Training Workshop MAROA — The Central A&M FFA Chapter visited Maroa-Forsyth High School for the Section 16 Leadership Training School.
Brandon Escobedo, Ross Sloan, Jacob Daniels, Drew Guebert, Colton Hubner, Tyler Horton, Hunter Mott, Tyler McLain, Dane Washburn, Mallory Burgener, Erin Forlines, Alaina Burgener, Jodie Smith, Ella Forlines, Maddie Thompson and Izac Virden were the members who attended. While there, the officers had the opportunity to listen to many speakers talk about communication, leadership, teamwork and agriculture organizations after high school.
The greenhands had the chance to learn what FFA is all about and what they can do as members. They also got to listen to a keynote address by the 2017-2018 Illinois State President Joey Birrittier. Before wrapping up the evening, the group participated and performed in a flag folding ceremony. All of the members had a great time and were able to take something away from the event. Pictured from left are (front row) Dane Washburn, Mallory Burgener, Erin Forlines, Alaina Burgener, Jodie Smith, Ella Forlines, Maddie Thompson, Izac Virden, (back row) Tyler McLain, Hunter Mott, Tyler Horton, Colton Hubner, Drew Guebert, Jacob Daniels, Ross Sloan and Brandon Escobedo.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Area fire fighters called out to fight 3 blazes over the holiday TAYLORVILLE — Area firefighters were busy over the holidays putting out several blazes in Christian County.Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Alzheimer's Association plans longest day event SPRINGFIELD — The Longest Day is a day that’s all about love—love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
People across the globe will team up with the Alzheimer’s Association and select an activity they love, or an activity loved by those affected, to help end Alzheimer’s through a do-it-yourself fundraising event. Together, they will raise funds and awareness for care and support while advancing research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s.Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Nokomis man enlists in Illinois Army Nat'l Guard SPRINGFIELD — Pvt.
Cameron Gross, of Nokomis, Illinois, was sworn into the Illinois Army National Guard Dec. 20, at the St. Louis Military Entrance Processing Station.Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Morrisonville to host community blood drive Jan. 9 MORRISONVILLE — Morrisonville will host a community blood drive from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9 at the United Methodist Church - Fellowship Hall, located at 109 SE 5th Street.
All presenting donors will receive their choice of either a beanie cap or a $5.00 e-gift card to Starbucks.Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Edinburg Honors Yard Of The Month Winners EDINBURG — Sue and Joe Kornack recently received Edinburg Clean-Up Committee’s “Yard of the Month.” The Kornack’s demonstrate a great sense of pride in their yard and are always working and making improvements.
They received a certificate and a $25 gift card.Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Edinburg star students of the month announced EDINBURG — Edinburg has recently announced the star students of the month of December. Those being honored include: Kacee Craig, Owen Brockelsby’s, Ivy Mink and Bentley O’Laughlin.Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Two inmates escape county jail, reapprehended within 3 hours TAYLORVILLE — On December 23, 2017 jail staff discovered the escape of two inmates from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office jail.
The inmates who escaped were 23-year-old Mackenzie J. Brion and 19-year-old Rodney D. Sizemore, both of Taylorville. Mackenzie Brion was being held for possession of a controlled substance and had a $10,000 bond.Rodney Sizemore was being held for possession of a stolen vehicle, violation of an order of protection, battery, and aggravated battery to a police officer; he had a $70,000 bond. Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp says the pair escaped through an air vent to the roof after kicking out the grate to that vent.
Sheriff’s office personnel were informed of the escape at approximately 3:10 p.m. this afternoon, according to Kettelkamp. After releasing the information to the press and via social media, the Christian County Sheriff’s Office received a tip regarding the whereabouts of Sizemore, who was apprehended within an hour-and-a-half of escape, Kettelkamp stated. Sizemore was located at a currently undisclosed Taylorville residence.
Brion, too, was apprehended, though Kettelkamp said he was located at approximately 6:00 p.m.; he was located, “out in the county,” Kettelkamp noted.Kettelkamp indicated that the escape was a product, partially, of an internal policy violation by correctional officers at the jail. He affirmed that his office is looking into the details of the matter internally, that discipline will be handled internally, and that corrections to the policy and/or procedure will be made to prevent a similar future incident.
As a result of the escape, Kettelkamp says that new felony escape charges are anticipated to be filed against both Brion and Sizemore. Saturday, December 23, 2017 Davis pushes disaster aid reform KINCAID — Two years after Kincaid was rocked by floods, U.S. Rep Rodney Davis announced a bill, which he says will bring fairness to the government’s disaster assistance.Saturday, December 23, 2017 Grinch Has A Change Of Heart The Grinch was spotted in Taylorville just days before Christmas repairing Christmas lights he took down.
According to neighbors, the Grinch puzzled and puzzed till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. Maybe Christmas, he thought... doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps... means a little bit more!Saturday, December 23, 2017 The legacy of Santa as portrayed by Don Yost TAYLORVILLE — ”There is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy,” wrote Francis Pharcellus Church in his now acclaimed response to an 1897 letter from eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon where she inquired about the authenticity of Santa Claus.
Saturday, December 23, 2017 Meeting Notices Saturday, December 23, 2017 Christmas Caroling TAYLORVILLE — Third-grade students at VisionWay Christian School made a surprise stop at the Breeze-Courier on Friday morning to spread a little extra Christmas cheer as they sang a couple of great renditions of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and “Jingle Bells.”Saturday, December 23, 2017 St.
Rita's Christmas play KINCAID — St. Rita’s Parish in Kincaid held a Christmas play Sunday evening , December 17. The play was narrated by Mia Pop, Angels were Aubrey Lawrence and Addison Watson. The three kings were played by Emma Anderson, Kennady Watson, and Jenna Pop. Shepherds were Bella Sapetti, Giana Pop. Mary was played by Tessa Anderson and Jospeh was played by Brody Pop.Saturday, December 23, 2017 TMH employees give back to community TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital employees have embraced the holiday spirit by collecting donations for several local entities.
Saturday, December 23, 2017 From Bluestems to Bluegills SPRINGFIELD — Illinois is 200 years old in 2018, and families are invited to learn about Illinois’ State Symbols at the “From Bluestems to Bluegills” Super Saturday event on Saturday, January 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Saturday, December 23, 2017 Optimist Club hears from THS coaches about fundraising efforts TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at the TMH auditorium.
Following breakfast, President Steve Switzer called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Pastor Ted Marrinan then led the group in the morning invocation.Saturday, December 23, 2017 Community Calendar Saturday, December 23, 2017 Morrisonville Schools eye new method of learning MORRISONVILLE — The Morrisonville School Board is brainstorming ways to improve students’ learning experiences.
Friday, December 22, 2017 From the Sangamon River in 1917 to the Rhine in 1918 SPRINGFIELD — A Springfield teenager’s letters and photos from France during World War I provide the background for the Illinois State Museum’s monthly Paul Mickey Science Series program on Wed., Jan. 3 at 7:00 p.m. From the Sangamon to the Rhine: The Letters and Photographs of Kent Hagler will be presented by Dr.
Christopher McDonald of Lincoln Land Community College in the Illinois State Museum Auditorium in Springfield. The event is free and open to the public.Friday, December 22, 2017 TFD On The Scene TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville firefighters work to extinguish a structure fire at 937 E. 1320 N. Road this morning. The source of the fire is currently unknown, but a shed was totaled and the flames spread to the home, causing exterior damage to the siding.
The State Fire Marshall Office is investigating the incident. No injuries were reported. Mutual aid was provided by Midland and Edinburg Fire Departments.Friday, December 22, 2017 Ordinance Committee loosens accessory builing restrictions TAYLORVILLE — Currently, a City of Taylorville ordinance prohibits the construction of any accessory building that isn’t “architecturally compatible” with the accompanying primary structure.
Friday, December 22, 2017 Morrisonville looking at street-legal carts MORRISONVILLE — The Village of Morrisonville Board unanimously instructed village attorney David Fines to formulate an opinion on the creation of an ordinance that would permit the use golf carts on Morrisonville streets at Wednesday evening’s regularly scheduled village meeting.Friday, December 22, 2017 Police/Fire Friday, December 22, 2017 Courthouse Friday, December 22, 2017 Diana Corso is Lose-to-Win Challenge winner TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation completed their 30th session of the Lose-to-Win Challenge and Diana Corso, Taylorville, takes the win by losing 15.
8 percent. Friday, December 22, 2017 Faith Community Teens And Tots Friday, December 22, 2017 School dreams big on future projects TAYLORVILLE — In ten to twelve years, the Taylorville School District is hoping to host the annual Music Fest, the spring musical, and all of their performing arts concerts in a state-of-the-art auditorium.Thursday, December 21, 2017 Police/Fire Thursday, December 21, 2017 Courthouse Thursday, December 21, 2017 Pana City Council meets in final 2017 session PANA — The Pana City Council met in a shortened session Wednesday night, December 20, 2017.
Thursday, December 21, 2017 Night hike at Sand Creek DECATUR — The Macon County Conservation District is hosting a Night Hike at Sand Creek Conservation Area on Saturday, January 6 from 9pm-10:30pm. Venture into the darkness at this conservation area during a naturalist-led hike. You will use your five senses to find your way through the woods. Discover what makes your eyes, ears, and nose work at night.
Dress warm. $2/person. Must pre-register online by January 5 at maconcountyconservation.org.Thursday, December 21, 2017 Holiday Calendar Thursday, December 21, 2017 APL free dog food distribution in Spfld. Saturday SPRINGFIELD — The Animal Protective League (APL) will distribute free dog food to pet owners in need this Saturday at the Salvation Army, the old Gold Gym's location at 1600 E Clearlake Avenue Springfield.
APL is able to share this holiday bounty with pet owners due to a generous dog food donation from the community.Thursday, December 21, 2017 Free adult ed computer classes in Pana MATTOON — Lake Land College’s Adult Education will be offering free computer classes in Pana beginning Friday, Feb. 9.Thursday, December 21, 2017 Assumption to host community blood drive Jan. 25 ASSUMPTION — The Assumption community will host a blood drive from 3:30-6 p.
m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 225 N. Chestnut, inside the bloodmobile.Thursday, December 21, 2017 Red Roses Red Hat Club hosts Christmas party PANA — Pana Red Roses Red Hat Club held their annual Christmas party at St. Paul Lutheran Church on December 12. Hostess for the event was Rhoda Dudra.Thursday, December 21, 2017 Board approves solar farm, PCH bonds TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Board on Tuesday gave the final OK for a solar energy farm.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Police/Fire Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Police School Kincaid Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler shows a diploma he recently earned from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety. From March through August, Wheeler took courses from the center’s school of police staff and command.Wednesday, December 20, 2017 APL pet adoptions SPRINGFIELD — The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold dog and cat adoptions at PetSmart, 3183 South Veterans Parkway, this weekend.
On Saturday, December 23, cats will available from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and dogs will be available from noon to 3 p.m. On Sunday, December 24, adoptable cats will be available from noon until 4 p.m.Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Madrigal singers entertain at local Kiwanis meeting TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from the Taylorville High School Madrigal Singers, during the club's annual Christmas luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Early childhood program hosts Christmas party TAYLORVILLE — Regional Office of Education #3 Learning Express program hosted a holiday Christmas party at Davis Memorial Church in Taylorville for their enrolled Christian County families.Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Pana school taxes to be levied for next year up 6.4% PANA — The Pana School Board met in regular session Monday night.
A truth in taxation hearing was held prior to the regular meeting. In unanimous vote, the board approved the tax levy. The tax levy is a required action to certify the amount of revenue required form local property taxes. The levy will be filed in December, taxes are collected in the summer of 2018 and a disbursement is then received in the summer/fall timeframe.Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Putting The Merry Into Christmas TAYLORVILLE — Because of such kind and giving people, members of the Taylorville Moose Lodge say, the lodge angel tree program was again a success.
Members of the Women of the Moose delivered gifts to almost 60 people at a local nursing home. Pictured from left are Diane Marts, Debi Sherwood, Marcia Neal, Linda Canale and Sharon Koonce.Tuesday, December 19, 2017 City approves 8 percent raise for fire TAYLORVILLE — Aldermen voted at Monday night’s Taylorville City Council meeting to finalize negotiations with its union employees within the fire department.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Meeting Notices Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Courthouse Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Police/Fire Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Local man charged with sexual assault TAYLORVILLE — A 28-year-old Taylorville man remains in jail on $50,000 bond after being arrested for alleged criminal sexual assault of an underage family member.Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Christmas Celebration TAYLORVILLE — Seth McMillan, pictured left, Chairman of the Republican Central Committee and State Senate candidate, and Tim Carlson, Christian County Board Chairman welcomed a full house at the annual Republican Christmas party last Wednesday.
Both McMillan and Carlson thanked everyone for their continued support of the Republican party and wished all a Merry Christmas.Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Logo Design Contest Winner TAYLORVILLE — Tanner Marlow won the Taylorville Sanitary District logo contest. His winning logo will be displayed on all sanitation vehicles. Marlow is pictured in the front row. Behind him are: Bob Willard, plant manager, Dennis Atteberry, attorney, Frankie Blanchfield, president Taylorvilly Sanitary District, and back row, Jeff Waterman.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Hopper Foundation donates to TMH Foundation Taylorville — The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation has graciously accepted a $10,000 grant from the Bertrand Hopper Memorial Foundation in support of its newly developed Healthcare Careers Scholarship program. The Healthcare Careers Scholarship program will aid students who are interested in studying healthcare and will work at TMH upon degree completion.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Taylorville McDonald's celebrates 40 years TAYLORVILLE — Marty Davis, Taylorville McDonald’s owner, remembers his grand opening well; it was Friday, December 16, 1977.Monday, December 18, 2017 Ade-Harlow seeks Shelby County judge position TAYLORVILLE — Judge Amanda Ade-Harlow announced she is running for the Shelby County resident circuit judge position, which became open after the death of Judge Allen Bennett.
Monday, December 18, 2017 Volunteers unite in support of disabled veteran TAYLORVILLE — It may only be the eighteenth, but Christmas came early this year for one former Marine.Monday, December 18, 2017 Meeting Notices Monday, December 18, 2017 Courthouse Monday, December 18, 2017 Police/Fire Monday, December 18, 2017 Correction In an article titled In Remembrance that ran in Sunday’s edition of the Breeze-Courier, the name of Mildred L.
Vancil was inadvertently omitted from the list. Mrs. Vancil, of Taylorville, was 94 years old and passed away September 21, 2017.Monday, December 18, 2017 Upcoming events Monday, December 18, 2017 Hendricks recognized for service TAYLORVILLE — The Department of Illinois and the local American Legion Post #73 presented David Hendricks an award for his commitment to the Post and dedication to the American Legion at their November meeting.
Pictured left is Immediate Past Post Commander Hendricks and Commander Ed Legg.Monday, December 18, 2017 Explore winter birds at Rock Springs, Dec. 30 DECATUR — Learn about the birds that stay in Macon County for the winter at Rock Springs Conservation Area during Holidays for the Birds on Saturday, December 30, from 2-4 p.m. Then, make a peanut butter or Crisco pine cone bird feeder, and either place it outside at Rock Springs, or take it home for the birds in your backyard.
This program is free and open to all ages. Must pre-register online by December 29 at maconcountyconservation.org. Monday, December 18, 2017