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Lake Land College announced that plans for fall 2021 are designed around students. The fall schedule, published last week, includes a mix of in-person, virtual and online courses. When building a schedule, students can select the format that best fits their personal preference.

Lakewood United Methodist Church will celebrate its annual Homecoming Sunday September 20, 2020. Morning worship will begin at 9:00 am with Sunday School at 10:00. A carry in potluck will be held at noon and all are invited to join us.

The Compton-Allen-Gallagher Reunion will meet at the Clarksburg Town Hall on Sunday, Sept 6, 2020 from 1:00-3:00. The Clarksburg Township Hall, right in the center of Clarksburg, is around 7 miles south of Shelbyville on the Clarksburg Road then east on


On a warm spring weekend day, two girls with a little extra time on their hands decided to open a lemonade stand to raise funds to donate to Sarah Bush Lincoln and Crisis Nursery.

I thought it was important to share this timely and valuable information that was written by Maria Pippidis from the University of Delaware (UD) Cooperative Extension and modified for Illinois residents by University of Illinois Extension Educator Kathy Sweedler.

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We traditionally celebrate Older Americans Month (OAM) each May. When OAM was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday. By 2017, around 47 million had reached that milestone. Why not observe our older population with this year’s theme of “Make You…

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Ignoring a chronic condition will not make it go away, and suffering is simply a poor management technique. So, if you live with a long-term health condition, why not learn how to more effectively manage it and live an active and fulfilling life?

Nearly 50 million adults in the United States face the reality of Americans managing a mental illness every day. During the month of May, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) joins a national movement to raise awareness about mental health. May is officially National Mental Health …

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One of the greatest life skills you can teach kids is how to cook. It is something they will need to use every day, since we need to eat to survive! Getting them in the kitchen early is a great way to expose them to a variety of foods, ultimately setting them up for a lifetime of healthy eat…

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Many families with young children are seeking resources about learning at home with young children as the COVID-19 situation evolves in our communities. This is a trying time for programs and families as they work together to keep young children safe, healthy, and learning.

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The Effingham Elks 1016 Lodge in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corporation will sponsor a free children’s orthopedic assessment clinic on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The Clinic starts at 8:00 AM and is by appointment only. To make an appointment call the Illinois Elks Chil…

Matthew 10:37, “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”

Review: “Take Your Oxygen First,” by Leeza Gibbons, James Huysman, PsyD, LCSW and Rosemary DeAngelis Laird, MD.

In the past several years of writing this monthly article, I’ve enjoyed highlighting valuable information and ideas for people living with dementia and their families. As a dementia caregiver, it can be challenging to know all of the available resources and services that might be able to hel…

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