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HSHS Medical Group provides Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for adults 18 and older

CENTRAL ILLINOIS – Following the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, FDA and the Illinois Department of Public Health, HSHS Medical Group offers Pfizer and Moderna boosters to adults 18 years and older. HSHS Medical Group provides COVID-19 vaccines and testing to the public at drive-thru locations in Decatur, Springfield and O’Fallon.…

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Kiwanis hears from Tville Basketball coaches

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from the Taylorville head boys’ and girls’ basketball coaches, during their weekly meeting Tuesday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge. Ryan Brown is the Taylorville boys’ basketball coach, and he told Kiwanis members that after a COVID-shortened season last year, the Tornadoes will be undersized but a very tight…

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Central A&M FFA Attends 94th National FFA Convention

Samantha Hazelwonder Central A&M FFA Reporter The Central A&M FFA traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana to attend the 94th National FFA Convention and Expo. The top 10 members with the most FFA activity points had the opportunity to attend this year’s convention. Tanner Etherton, Gracie Cowger, Neelie Gaither, Samantha Hazelwonder, Abbi Durbin, Laynee Dunakey, Delaney Nation, Lilly…

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Dana-Thomas House special hours

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced special evening tours of the Dana- Thomas House State Historic Site in Springfield are planned on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the holiday season from Nov. 27 to Dec. 18, 2021. In addition to the regularly scheduled daily tours at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.,…

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THS FFA members attend LLCC Ag Expo

TAYLORVILLE — Recently, a small group of Taylorville FFA members had the opportunity to visit Lincoln Land Community College’s Ag Expo. The students were able to meet peers from other schools and tour Lincoln Land’s newest agricultural facility. Officially opened in May, the Kreher Agriculture Center offers state of the art technology, simulators, and laboratories.…

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DeCourcy donates portrait to library

SPRINGFIELD — Taylorville native, Gary DeCourcy, former vice president and creative director of the Sangamon Company, donated his pen and ink portrait of Abraham Lincoln to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. DeCourcy used the pointillism technique for his artwork. The drawing will be added to the library’s audiovisual collections.

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Emergency blood and platelet shortage persists

ILLINOIS — As many prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving and look ahead at a busy holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors across the country to harness their humanity by giving blood or platelets in the coming weeks. As a result of low blood donor turnout in recent months, the Red Cross is heading…

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Decatur GivingTuesday Event Returns November 30

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Give Back at the Annual Generosity Party DECATUR – GivingTuesday is back! On November 30, Decatur community organizations will celebrate giving with a Generosity Party that brings local non-profits together at one location, making it easy to find the causes you believe in. #DecaturILGivingTuesday, taking place November 30, is Decatur’s…

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How to participate in GivingTuesday

TAYLORVILLE — The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is widely referred to as the holiday season. Holidays such as Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa all take place in this typically six-week window. During this period, there’s another, possibly lesser known, event that can elicit many of the same warm feelings generated by more recognizable…

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Ways to give back to the community this year

Safe Passage Program Opiate addiction program C/O Taylorville Police Department 108 W. Vine Taylorville, IL 62568 CC Prevention Coalition 902 W. Springfield Road Taylorville, IL 62568 www.cc-pc.org Taylorville Police Department 108 W. Vine Taylorville, IL 62568 Heartland Mini Hooves 621 N. Cherokee St. 108 W. Vine Taylorville, IL 62568 Email:barnmom50@gmail.com **a visiting equine therapy program**…

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