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TMH nurse discusses signs of stroke with seniors
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s, Kristy Cesaretti, RN, emergency department nurse manager, spoke to residents at Hickory Estates of Taylorville. Pictured are Ella Watkins, Ada Vidmar, Velma Shaw, Martha Borgic standing: Kristy Cesaretti, TMH Nurse Manager, Dorothy Downs, Geri McKinney, Connie Curtin, Activity Director Hickory Estates.
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TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s, Kristy Cesaretti, RN, emergency department nurse manager, spoke to residents at Hickory Estates of Taylorville. Pictured are Ella Watkins, Ada Vidmar, Velma Shaw, Martha Borgic standing: Kristy Cesaretti, TMH Nurse Manager, Dorothy Downs, Geri McKinney, Connie Curtin, Activity Director Hickory Estates.
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TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s, Kristy Cesaretti, RN, Emergency Department Nurse Manager, spoke to residents at Hickory Estates of Taylorville.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Driver forced to gun engine and jump drawbridge
LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A driver was forced to gun his engine and jump a drawbridge that began rising as he crossed it with his family.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Researchers: Weight loss not necessary for joint surgery
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — For Blake Kadra, arthritis had caused him to stop playing sports, rendered walking and yard work painful, and made him a candidate for total knee replacement surgery.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Senior Police Academy begins September 7
TAYLORVILLE — The 2017 Senior Police Academy will begin September 7, 2017 and will be held at the City of Taylorville Municipal Building unless otherwise noted. As always the Senior Police Academy provides informational seminars on law enforcement, safety, health, financial, and technology as well as others areas of interest for seniors. These seminars run every Thursday morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Grab your bonnet and musket for a step back in time
STURBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Perhaps it was the intrigue of a straw bed or the chance to finally shoot a gun, but when asked to spend a night living like a farmer in the 19th century, I jumped at the opportunity.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Donates To Sr. Citizens
TAYLORVILLE — Recently, Debbie Johnson presented two donations to the Senior Citizens of Christian County. The donations were made on behalf of the Stonington Bunco Club and the Omicron Epsilon chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi social sorority. Donations such as Johnson’s are used by the Center to provide senior transportation for the County’s senior citizens.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Taylorville Senior Center offers free insurance counseling service for seniors
TAYLORVILLE — One of the many services the Taylorville Senior Center offers is the Senior Health Insurance Program, or SHIP.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Seniors snap up nat'l park passes before price hike
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Seniors are snapping up so many lifetime passes good for U.S. national parks and other recreation areas ahead of a steep price increase later this month that some government agencies have run out and started issuing vouchers.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Memorial to host fitness seminar for adults over 40
SPRINGFIELD — Memorial Medical Center will host a free introductory session for athletes and active adults over 40 years old at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, at Memorial SportsCare.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tenn. tourism launches website to recruit retirees
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee tourism officials are launching a website that aims to recruit retirees to settle down in the state.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

8 Ind. siblings have 448 years of marriage
 VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — Eight siblings who grew up in southwestern Indiana have amassed nearly 450 years of combined marriage.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

LLCC showcases opportunities for lifelong learners Aug. 10
SPRINGFIELD—A desire to learn has no age limit, and LLCC is showcasing learning opportunities for those ages 50 and older at its Academy for Lifelong Learning summer kickoff. It will be held Thursday, Aug. 10 from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Trutter Center on the LLCC-Springfield campus.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Chasing a dream? Fix your finances first
(NerdWallet via AP) — Mark Howard of Basalt, Colorado, earned a hefty six-figure income during his 25-year career in financial services. His dream, though, was to teach high school — a job that paid about $40,000 a year.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

NerdWallet: How to eat well and stay fit on a budget
(NerdWallet via AP) — Q: I’m trying to eat better and exercise more, but I don’t have a ton of money in my budget to spare. How can I live healthily on the cheap?
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

NerdWallet: When you should - and shouldn't - tap into your Roth IRA early
(NerdWallet via AP) — Most retirement accounts are for one purpose: The money goes in and stays in until retirement — specifically, until the investor turns 59 1/2. Pull it out early and you’ll have to pay taxes and penalties.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Cemeteries make more room for natural burials
RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP)  — Last goodbyes are said in these woods with wildflowers placed on a shrouded body, or with the beloved wrapped in a favorite childhood blanket. Dirt shoveled back into the graves leaves behind slowly sinking mounds of earth on the forest floor, marked with stones.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

'Mockingbird Songs' a testament to the patient cultivation of friendships and value of letter writing
(AP) — Nelle Harper Lee wrote a novel published in the early 1960s. Her next novel was published more than 50 years later. She had no use for email, Facebook and Twitter (which she considered as ways of invading someone’s privacy) and only used a cellphone to call people because she didn’t understand how to use it for anything else.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

As the nation celebrates its birth, so does the Erie Canal
(AP) — A few days after the first shovel was thrust into the central New York state dirt on July 4, 1817, to ceremoniously begin the building of the Erie Canal, the real work got started.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Throwback: Kids still enthralled with game of marbles
In this world of pompous athletes, overbearing coaches, money-grubbing owners and a win-at-all-costs mindset, it's easy to become jaded.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Author to speak on early days of Pana on July 5
PANA — "Pana: The Crossroads of Crisis by Heinz Suppan will be presented on Wednesday July 5 at the Senior Citizens Center in Pana.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

What to do when your emergency fund runs out
(NerdWallet via AP) — You’ve cut spending to the bone, sold excess stuff and hustled every side gig imaginable. But your emergency fund, if it ever existed, is on fumes.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Venus Ramey, Miss America who inspired WWII effort, dies
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Venus Ramey, a former Miss America who helped rally the nation during World War II and found renewed fame later in life by shooting out the tires of intruders at her Kentucky farm, has died. She was 92.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Why your credit cards shouldn't retire when you do
(Via AP) — When her car trouble began, Beverly Dobratz, 70, assumed that years of responsible credit usage would qualify her for a new car loan with a low interest rate.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Drones with defibrilators could come to the rescue
CHICAGO (AP) — It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Summer of '67 ushered in US hippie movement
This story was originally published Thursday, June 22, 1967.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Flower Children climbed a mountain, swarmed a polo field and crowded a beach to welcome the arrival of their “summer of love.”

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

This money habit makes all the difference: planning
(Via AP) — Planning ahead is hard when you're broke. But planning ahead may be the best way to stop being broke and start building a solid financial future.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Life's Journey Senior Living to host magic show
TAYLORVILLE — The world is changing and becoming a more dangerous and stressful place. Richard Landry brings a little laughter into a person's day and that makes the world a better place. He blends magic and comedy in a unique and creative way as he lets kids and adults get up to help him during his presentation to make it more fun for everyone.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

AARP seeks senior contributors for recognition
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Unsung heroes at least 50 years old who are making contributions to communities and improving cities and neighborhoods are eligible for recognition by AARP Illinois.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Senior Citizens line up great acts for 30th Annual Variety Show June 16
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The 30th Annual Variety Show sponsored by the Senior Citizens of Christian County (Taylorville Senor Center) will take place on Friday, June 16, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium. Fundraising events such as the Annual Variety Show provide funds necessary for the Senior Center to operate the Senior Transportation Program and provide other services such as the Taylorville Meals on Wheels Program, legal assistance, health and fitness programs, outreach services, tax assistance, and social activities and programs.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Americans want Medicare to pay for long-term care
WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Some short answers to your life insurance questions
(Via AP) — If you’re thinking about buying life insurance, it helps to know some basics. Here are fast answers to common life insurance questions.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Days Gone By
KINCAID — Pictured is the Kincaid Elementary School Class of 1946. Back row from left: Norma Foster, David Ziegler, Lorene Martinelli, Thomas Davis, Delores Cathinari, Richard Duncan, Mary Dale Buschonan, James Sexson, Gerri Waitekitis, Jim Borgognoni, Leila Foli, Bob Nagen; Middle row: John B. Pacotti, Betty Roberts, T. Bayer, Edna Stover, Frank Baugh, Martha Williams, James Dodd, Mary Baugh, Ernest Loman, Patricia Day (Bob), Warren Peterson, Mr. Adin Howard Kellums; front row: Frances Babbs, Mary Lucas, Marjorie Snider, Donald Warren, G. Boirquet, Beatrice Gist, Pat Corsiatto, Loretta Summers, Delores Thompson. Some names were illegible and may be spelled incorrectly.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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