05-22-2012

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A SOLDIER REMEMBERS AT EFFINGHAM PERFORMANCE CENTER

The Effingham Performance Center and Three Chicks and a Stage present “A Soldier Remembers” Monday, May 28.  The production is a live musical tribute which includes memorable pictures on the big screen and historic scenes enacted by local talent and veterans.  General admission tickets are $14.00and children 12 and under, military personnel, and veterans are $8.00.  A portion of the proceeds will go to the Central Illinois Honor Flight Program, one of six Illinois programs which raise funds to fly our local veterans to Washington DC, free of charge, to visit the veterans memorials.  The Honor Flight Program started in Ohio but has now gone nationwide. For more information, contact the Effingham Performance Center.


MULBERRY GROVE AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES

American Legion Post 1180 of Mulberry Grove Memorial Day services start Saturday, May 26, at 8:00 a.m. at the Mulberry Grove and Taylor Cemeteries with the placing of flags at every Veteran’s grave.  42 flags will be raised in the village of Mulberry Grove.  The Avenue of Flags around the Mulberry Grove Cemetery will be raised Sunday, May 27, at 8:00 a.m. and a memorial service is scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m. Sunday with guest speaker retired Army Major General Wayne Erk, roll call, a 21 gun salute, taps, and a closing prayer. 


SCIGA, KC, AND ILLINOIS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER SPONSOR EMERGING ENTREPRENEUR AWARD

The South Central Illinois Growth Alliance, Kaskaskia College, and the Illinois Small Business Development Center are sponsoring the 2012 Emerging Entrepreneur Award.  The award is presented to a new successful business that has been in business for four years or less and will bring recognition to the business through press coverage.  The winner receives tuition to cover the cost of a 3 credit hour Entrepreneurship class at Kaskaskia College.  The deadline to apply is June 15.  For more information, call 545-3260.


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“START SEEING MOTORCYCLES” CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month in Illinois and the Illinois Department of Transportation kicked off the “Start Seeing Motorcycles” campaign across the state.  All motorists are urged to safely share the road.  Motorcycles have the same rights and privileges as other motor vehicles and should always be allowed a full lane width.  All motorists should always use turn signals when changing lanes or merging with traffic.  Never tailgate.  Increase your following distance by three or four seconds when behind a motorcycle because motorcycles can stop quicker than cars.  Motorcyclists should wear brightly colored protective gear and a DOT-approved helmet.  Use reflective tape and stickers to increase visibility and drive in a lane where they will be most visible to other drivers.  For more information on the campaign, check the website www.startseeingmotorcycles.org

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CAR SHOW IN GILLESPIE

The 23rd Annual Knights of Columbus Car Show is Sunday, May 27, at the Gillespie Civic Center.  Registration is from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Professional judging will be from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. with the awards presentation at 3:30 including some special awards.  The registration fee is $12.00 and there are 36 classes for cars from 1903 – 2012.  Food and drinks will be available.  For more information, call 217-835-2268.



SPORTS

GIRLS SOCCER AND BASKETBALL CAMPS AT KASKASKIA COLLEGE

The Kaskaskia College Blue Angel soccer and basketball programs are hosting summer camps the week of June 18-22 for girls entering kindergarten through sixth grades.  The soccer camp is from 9:00 a.m. – noon and the basketball camp is from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  The registration fee for one camp is $60.00 or $100.00 for both camps and includes a T-shirt.  Students attending both camps should bring lunch.  Pre-registration is required.  For more information or a registration form, call Coach Kim at 545-3372.


OBITUARIES

Herbert A. Luber

Herbert A. Luber, age 92, of Highland, passed away Monday, May 21 at Faith Countryside Homes / Faith Care Center.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Highland.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois. 

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