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National Agriscience Fair finalists interview in brand new Farm Credit Board Room

The Taylorville community is very supportive of the Taylorville FFA Chapter in many ways, but recently a local business hosted National FFA Agriscience Fair Finalists from the Taylorville FFA Chapter. The new Farm Credit Service Board Room served as the interview room for two National FFA Agriscience Fair Interviews.  This past Spring, Taylorville FFA members,…

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A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats….. A visit with Taylorville native Cindy Frisina about her plans to help revitalize the downtown

Kim Paisley-Jones Breeze-Courier Writer TAYLORVILLE — In a speech given by President John F. Kennedy on October 3, 1963 in Heber Springs, Arkansas, Kennedy said the following: “These projects produce wealth, they bring industry, they bring jobs, and the wealth they bring brings wealth to other sections of the United States. This State had about…

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Feed the Soul: Edinburg starts Drama Club with hopes for arts future

Rachel LeBeane Breeze-Courier Writer EDINBURG — An undisputed queen of both theater and movies, legendary actress Julie Andrews has some profound wisdom to share with everyone. As her remarkable character Catherine in Once Special Night once shared “Feed the body food and drink, it will survive today. Feed the soul art and music, it will…

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Mansfield is Taylorville Memorial August Colleague of the Month

TAYLORVILLE – Kathleen Mansfield, an entrance attendant at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, is the nonprofit hospital’s Colleague of the Month for August. “I am probably the first person a patient or visitor sees when they enter our hospital,” said Mansfield. “If I can brighten their day with a friendly greeting, provide encouraging words and get them…

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Golden Apple now accepting applications for scholars and accelerators teacher preparation programs

ILLINOIS – Golden Apple, a non-profit committed to preparing, supporting and mentoring aspiring teachers, is now accepting applications for both its Accelerators and Scholars programs. Through the Accelerators and Scholars programs, Golden Apple seeks to fill crucial teaching positions across the state and provide a pathway for aspiring educators to enter the profession. Illinois’ ongoing…

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Taylorville Memorial Hospital to Provide Free Mammograms

TAYLORVILLE – Taylorville Memorial Hospital will provide free breast cancer screenings for women who are uninsured or underinsured during October as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The screenings will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in October at the nonprofit hospital. Appointments are required; no walk-ins are available. To…

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Honor Flight takes to the skies Tuesday

CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The Honor Flight will once again take to the skies on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Included this time are three area veterans. A. J. Wiss III A. J. Wiss III, 76, of Pana, is a veteran of the U. S. Air Force, reaching the rank of Sergeant. The 1964 graduate of Pana…

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How major US stock indexes fared

On Thursday: The S&P 500 fell 31.94 points, or 0.8%, to 3,757.99. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 107.10 points, or 0.4%, to 30,076.68. The Nasdaq fell 153.39 points, or 1.4%, to 11,066.81. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies fell 39.85 points, or 2.3%, to 1,722.31. For the week: The S&P 500 is down…

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BC-Cash Prices, 1st Ld-Writethru,0343

Foods Broilers national comp wtd av 1.24261.2426 Eggs large white NY Doz. 3.783.63 Flour hard winter KC cwt 23.4023.10 Cheddar Cheese Chi. 40 block per lb. 2.63122.6312 Coffee parana ex-dock NY per lb. 2.22482.1832 Coffee medlin ex-dock NY per lb. 2.97102.9315 Cocoa beans NY per ton 23212360 Cocoa butter African styl $ met ton 50005000…

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Police: Inmates got out of Illinois jail with pandemic loans

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — More than two dozen people have been charged in Illinois with fraudulently obtaining pandemic relief money, with authorities alleging that some of them were behind bars when they used their relief money to post bond and free themselves from jail. Joliet Police Chief William Evans said Wednesday that 25 people were…

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