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Taylorville FFA Named Reserve National Western Livestock Judging Champions

TAYLORVILLE — From front row left to right-Cole Paulek, Lizzie Schafer, Drew Mickey, Waylon Paulek Back Row–Jay Bliler, Audrey Curtin, Liam Steward Submitted Photo TAYLORVILLE — Over the past 18 months, seven Taylorville FFA members have been working extremely hard practicing their livestock judging skills in preparations for several contests throughout the United States and Illinois.…

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Optimists hear about the YMCA and more at meeting

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, January 13, 2022, in the community room of the People’s Bank. President John Crist called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by Pastor Steve Robinson with the morning prayer. A brief report on upcoming activities was presented by Terry…

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Meeting Notices

Taylorville Public Library The Taylorville Public Library Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Agenda includes: Approval of December Regular Board Meeting Minutes, public comment, Librarian’s Report, Executive Session (if necessary), Any Motion Pertaining to Executive Session, Current Bills with Addendum, Capital Fund, Operating Receipts, President’s List, Standing Committee…

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Illinois Sheriff’s Association Scholarships available

Illinois — The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association announces that it will be awarding over $58,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2022-2023 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified…

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Hospitals Urge Public to Manage Surge by Knowing When to Use ED

SPRINGFIELD – As COVID-19 variants continue to push hospitals to capacity, local health care leaders are asking for the public’s help to manage the surge of patients filling emergency departments. Most importantly, the public is asked to remember that Memorial Health emergency departments are not testing sites for people who have mild symptoms of COVID-19…

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Superintendents report to Council Committees

TAYLORVILLE — Members of the Lake/Airport and Water/Environmental Committees of the city of Taylorville met last night in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building and various department superintendents presented reports to the committees. First to speak was Taylorville Lake Department Superintendent Geoffrey Ortman. He informed the committee of tree removal in and around Lake…

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Illinois Secretary of State offices closing for another week

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — All Illinois Secretary of State departments will not conduct in-person transactions including driver services for another week, until Jan. 24, the agency said Thursday, citing the continued high number of COVID-19 cases statewide. The Secretary of State offices and facilities first closed on Jan. 3, due to the surge in COVID-19…

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Local students on Dean’s Lists

Pascoe Named to Fall ‘21 Dean’s List FAYETTE, MO — The office of Central Methodist University provost Rita Gulstad announced recently the students included on the Fall 2021 Dean’s List. Nearly 1,000 students across all campuses and online learning met the requirements for placement, including a grade point average of 3.50 or higher for the…

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Kiwanis honor Commuity Hero at meeting

TAYLORVILLE — Mike Coady (right) of Taylorville, was recognized as this month’s Kiwanis “Community Hero of the Month” by the club at its Tuesday meeting, for his efforts in organizing flights to tornado-devestated Mayfield, Kentucky, providing food, water, and supplies. Kiwanis member Martin Vota (left) presented the award to Coady. TAYLORVILLE — Jessica Miller (right),…

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Ebrg schools holding strong despite COVID spike

EDINBURG — The Edinburg Board of Education held a regular meeting on Wednesday, January 12, at 6:06 pm. in the district Media Center. Superintendent Ben Theilen told the Board that the district was maintaining strong attendance numbers despite the recent spike in COVID cases due to the Omicron variant that has caused school closures in…

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