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SBL Lincolnland Home Care and Lincolnland Hospice will conduct a free blood pressure clinic from 8:30 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 20 at the Senior Center, Sullivan. For more information, call Lincolnland Home Care at 1-800-879-3212.

Sarah Bush Lincoln’s Mobile Mammography Services will be hitting the road at area county health departments and banks in September.

The Shelby County Health Department will sponsor an adult wellness clinic on the first and third Monday of the month, excluding holidays, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The next clinic is Aug. 20. Cholesterol, glucose, hemoglobin and blood pressure screening will be offered. Do not eat or drink a…

"Endless Highway" will perform at the Tower Hill Free Methodist Church on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Shelby County organizations are encouraged to apply for the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation’s annual community grants program, which provides funding for programs and organizations that improve the oral health of Illinois children. The Foundation will begin accepting applications for its…

In a proactive measure to address the opioid epidemic and strengthen patient safety, HSHS Medical Group has released a new controlled substance abuse policy and agreement. The new policy and agreement are for physicians and patients to ensure safe prescribing and the use of controlled substances.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1000 WN 6th Street, Shelbyville, 150th Anniversary Celebration Sunday, September 2. Special services at 9:30 & 10:35 am. Free picnic lunch and afternoon Praise & Testimonies with Concert by High Cotton.

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) honored approximately 5,000 Illinois heroes who’ve received a Purple Heart for their service to the country.

Residents living in and around your community can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. The First Assembly of God located at 108 S. Oak Street in Shelbyville will hol…

Whether an accomplished artist, a person who would like to experience something new in visual art, or someone who just wants to join a group for fun on a non-committal basis, Art Talk Tuesday may be for you. Flourishes Gallery and Studios, located at 140 1/2 E. Main, Shelbyville, offers free…

Land of Lincoln Honor Flight (LLHF), serving central and mid-southern Illinois, will take our next Honor Flight on Tuesday, Aug. 21, departing from Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. On board LLHF Mission #51 to Washington, DC will be 1 World War II, 19 Korean War and 65 Vietnam …

Now that the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair is over for this year, and what a Fair it was, we can get back to the Arthur 3rd Saturday Market Bazaar at the Merchant Building on the Fairgrounds. Our Vendors had a month off and were busy getting ready for the Fall and Holiday Season coming up. It…

The statewide average temperature in July was 75.1 degrees, just 0.3 degrees below normal, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois.

BLOOMINGTON — Soybean farmers looking for new ways to increase per-acre profitability are encouraged to attend one of the two-hour, free field days scheduled for Aug. 15 and 16. The field days are focused on managing double-crop rotations to enhance profitability and are supported by the Ill…

SHELBYVILLE, IL – On Sunday, September 23, from 3 – 5 p.m., HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital will celebrate its 100-year anniversary. The public is invited to a celebration on the hospital lawn with activities for all ages. At the event, the hospital will have a health fair, a kids’ corner, bounc…

SHELBYVILLE, IL — According to the National Center of Disease Control and Prevention, close to two million people are treated for injuries from slips or falls annually in emergency departments in the U.S. HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital wants to help prevent fractures and avoidable injuries with…

All students in grades K-12 are to complete final registration on either August 8th or August 9th. Registration on Wednesday, August 8th will be held in the library at the Cowden-Herrick Elementary School in Herrick, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. On Thursday, August 9th,…

Carol Kessler is the August featured member artist at Gallery 510 in Decatur. Her work is presently exhibited there, but the opening reception will be on Friday, August 10 from 5-7:30 p.m. at which time she will speak and answer questions about her art. No brushes were used in the creating o…

SHELBYVILLE –Back by popular demand on Thursday, August 2, GO! 217 will present a special, free workout. All participants will be given free glow-in-the-dark bracelets for one hour of glow stick Zumba.

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) addressed the House of Representatives on July 19 to honor longtime Shelbyville, Illinois resident Jack Edward Schurman. Mr. Schurman served as chairman of the congressman’s Veterans Advisory Committee for many years.

This year will mark the 100th annual reunion of the Glick Family, descendents of Johannes and Magdalina Glick. The reunion will be held in Tower Hill on August 4, 2018.

LERNA, IL – It’s bluegrass time again at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site in Coles Co., where the annual bluegrass jam session will be held on Sunday, August 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bluegrass and traditional musicians from around the area will converge at the site for a day of j…

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with the Lake Volunteers Association, Central Illinois Mountain Bike Association, and the General Dacey Trail Mountain Bike Club to host the 1st Annual DirtWorx MTB Fest on September 14-16, 2018.

The Camic family reunion was held in Windsor at the Community Building on July 15 with 35 in attendance. Attending were:

Farm Credit Illinois recently awarded two community improvement grants in the amount of $400 each to Moweaqua Rustlers and Strasburg Tailtwisters 4-H clubs of Shelby County. The clubs worked to provide updates to the Shelby County 4-H and Jr. Fairgrounds.

Shelby County 4-H Federation sponsored a Celebrity Showmanship Contest at the Shelby County 4-H & Jr. Fair on Tuesday, July 17. The contest was held approximately 30 years ago and Federation brought the contest back this year. There were four teams of celebrities that made up the competi…

The descendants of George and Magdalena (Loos) Luck will meet for their 96th annual reunion at the Lions Club Building at Forest Park on Sunday at noon.

DANVILLE, IL —Lakeview College of Nursing in Danville and Charleston, IL, awarded numerous scholarships for the Summer 2018 semester. Students who received awards are as follows:

School registration for Shelbyville Community Unit School District No. 4 will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 2 to 6 p.m. and on Thursday, Aug. 2 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Shelbyville High School Gym. School supply lists can be found on the school’s website at shelbyville.k12.il.us or …

As you take a stroll around 715 South Pine Street, it is evident how much pride Dennis and Teresa Chamberlain take in making their yard and landscaping look so great. They are the July winners for Yard of the Month. They moved to town in 2005 from a country home in Oconee. Besides the inviti…

Cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited to a special dinner honoring them during the Relay For Life of Shelby County event on August 11 in Forest Park, Shelbyville.

H.E.R.O. (Helping Everyone Respect Others) is hosting our last FREE Movie in the Park August 4th, at 7 pm – the pavilion behind the scout cabin in Shelbyville Forest Park.

According to research data from Duke University, Indiana University, The University of Michigan, The Center for Disease Control, Barna Research Group, Gallup, Pew, and the National Institute for Healthcare Research, and several national surveys, there are statistical benefits of children reg…

SHELBYVILLE – In 2013, Linda Wonderling experienced a stroke and her rehabilitation needs brought her to HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital (GSS). She benefited from GSS therapy programs as the staff worked with Linda to teach her to regain her strength and better her mobility. Therapy helped Linda…

(Shelbyville, IL) “Reckless Love,” the current #1 song in Contemporary Christian Music written by Cory Asbury will be featured during the worship service at Cornerstone Community Fellowship in their Sunday morning worship service this Sunday, July 22, at 10 a.m.

State of Grace will be appearing at the Tower Hill Free Methodist Church, 207 N. Erie, Saturday, July 28 at 5 p.m. Enjoy an evening with Central Illinois’ favorite premier southern gospel mix trio. Everyone is invited for an evening of laughter, testimony and great singing. For information, …

Shelby County 4-H held a robotics workshop on June 11. Twelve youth attended ready to assemble and program Lego Mindstorms EVR3 robots.

Shelby County 4-H held a String Art Workshop for 4-H’ers on June 20. 29 youth were in attendance, ready to learn how to create a string art project.

Corrin Hunt Photography, from Ramsey, led a photography workshop for 15 Shelby County 4-H members. Corrin is a former 8-year member of the Silver Spurs 4-H Club in Shelby County.

Shelby County 4-H held a rocket workshop for eleven Cloverbud members (ages 5-7 years of age) this summer. 4-H volunteers Jim Sparks and Lauren Eloe led the workshop and walked Cloverbuds through how to make a Estes Mix-It-Up rocket. At the end of the workshop, Cloverbuds were able to launch…

Today it was announced that the federal government has approved the state’s plan to protect safety net and rural hospitals while ensuring continued federal support for quality healthcare to more than three million Illinoisans.

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