Shelbyville Daily Union

Local News

September 10, 2013

Shimkus visits Community Services facility

Congressman John Shimkus visited one of Shelbyville “gems” Friday when he stopped at Shelby County Community Services.

Rep. Shimkus made visits throughout his district in the days before returning to Washington, D.C. for the fall session.

Shimkus visited with department directors at SCCS before taking a quick tour of the facility.

‘It’s very impressive,” Shimkus said. “Shelby County Community Services meets a huge need for the people who are disabled but can still be productive. It’s a fun thing for me to visit the ‘gems’ in the local communities,”

“Some of the stuff I learned today is that they try to be as much of a business operation, not only can they meet their expenses, but also widen their ability to provide other services from paper plates to the greenhouse to trash bags. And the other services that they offer throughout the residential area and the like is a great tribute.”

“I’m Supportive of the concept because there’s nothing better than teaching someone who is challenged, through nothing that they have done, so that they are productive member of society, and that’s what you see here,” Shimkus said.

Community Services receives most of its funding from federal and state programs as well as profits from its industrial businesses.

“I’ve learned how they are managing with funding they are being given,” Shimkus said. He noted that issues such as the minimum wage and the Affordable Care Act will create challenges for facilities such as Shelby County Community Services and its employees.

“Hold on. It might be a rocky ride for the next few months to a year,” Shimkus said with regard to the ACA. “I view it as a game of chicken between the sides that causes interruption, It’s also a threat to economic recovery, in spite of what they say. I’m working on being prepared to answer questions of the constituents.”

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Publisher to honor historic farms SIKESTON, Mo. -- The publisher of an upcoming book honoring historic family-owned farms in Illinois says initial response to their publicity campaign has been overwhelming, despite the fact that a large number of farm owners still haven't heard about

    April 22, 2014

  • 042214 4-H cards for soldiers pic 4-H Federation makes cards for soldiers Shelby County 4-H Federation members met on April 14 with Pat Titus and made cards for the Troops. Pat Titus is from Arcola and goes and meets with groups to make cards. She brings all the materials to make cards and asks for a small donation to hel

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • School board chooses energy contractor for High School The Shelbyville school board took the first step to replace the heating system in the High School building during the regular school board meeting Thursday evening. After hearing recommendations from the facilities committee, the board approved GRP,

    April 22, 2014

  • 041814 Rams on the Run pic Students complete Read, Right, & Run Marathon A group of Shelbyville students, ages Kindergarten through 6th grade, participated in the GO! St. Louis Read, Right, & Run Marathon on April 5. The event was held at Forest Park, St. Louis. Coordinators were Lisa Mayhall and Stacy Lindemann. The GO!

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Audit report: County's finances 'level' The county's finances are "level", according to Robin Yockey of Mose, Yockey, Brown and Kull LLC. Yockey presented the audited financial report to the County Board during last week's regular meeting. "The county's finances remained relatively level b

    April 18, 2014

  • 041814 Moulton concert pic Moulton Jr. High presents spring concert Moulton Middle School 6th, 7th, and 8th grade choruses presented its Spring Concert Tuesday evening in the High School auditorium. The 6th and 7th grade choirs combined to present "Bye Bye, Love", "Read All About It", "Just a Bit of Sunshine", "Play

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMG_2246.JPG SHS Prom Royalty Candidates named

    Shelbyville High School has announced its 2014 Prom court.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sgt. Timothy Owens laid to rest Saturday Jackson Adams Effingham Daily News Sgt. Timothy Owens laid to rest Saturday

    April 15, 2014

  • 041514 veterans honored pic Father, son veterans honored with headstones Military headstones were placed near the graves of a Blackhawk War veteran and his Civil War veteran son Friday thanks to the efforts of a Shelbyville man. The stones were placed near the Graham family plot at the corner of Veterans and Highland Aven

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Shelby County Art Show Results 2014 Welcoming weather helped this year's Shelby County Art Show to be quite busy with many visitors to the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center. This SCAS had a large number of entries in both junior and adult divisions, as well as many demonstrators showing

    April 15, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Poll

Do you think the United States should become more involved in the advancements of Russia into the Ukraine?

Yes, militarily
Yes, as peacemakers
No
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate
Helium