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Senior Citizens Dinner
TAYLORVILLE — Tommy Barry is pictured left handing out the first ticket for the Sr. Citizens Appreciation Dinner to Charles DeClerck. The Sr. Citizens Appreciation Dinner will be held Wednesday, July 25 at the Christian County Fairgrounds at 11 a.m. in the beer tent. Tickets are available now for pickup at Larry’s Service Center in Taylorville. For questions call Larry at 824-9060.Submitted photo
TAYLORVILLE — Tommy Barry is pictured left handing out the first ticket for the Sr. Citizens Appreciation Dinner to Charles DeClerck. The Sr. Citizens Appreciation Dinner will be held Wednesday, July 25 at the Christian County Fairgrounds at 11 a.m. in the beer tent. Tickets are available now for pickup at Larry’s Service Center in Taylorville. For questions call Larry at 824-9060.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

It's a beautiful day on Mister Rogers' trail in Pa.
It's a beautiful day in Mister Rogers' neighborhood! But if you want to visit, you'll have to head to Pennsylvania.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

How to profit from someone else's financial mistake
Most of us have wasted money on ill-considered purchases or stuff we really couldn’t afford. As we get more financially savvy, that happens less often. But we can still profit from other people’s bad choices.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Beverly Washburn began career in 1950's classics
Beginning her career as a talented child actress, Beverly Washburn appeared in some classic 1950s films including “Hans Christian Andersen” (1952), “Shane” (1953) and “Old Yeller” (1957) as well as dozens of classic TV shows. She also worked alongside Hollywood’s most popular actors and her list of favorites is long (see
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Don't buy a timeshare on vacation and other tips for owners
Many people are desperate to shed their timeshares. That provides bargains for timeshare enthusiasts like Angie and Mike McCaffery of Los Angeles.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Wellness travel: It's way more these days than just staying fit on the road
It's one thing when hotels open fitness centers, but quite another when fitness centers open hotels.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

3 money tasks you shouldn't tackle on your own
No one cares as much about your money as you do, but never asking for help can be dangerous — and expensive.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Skyping the doc? Poll shows it's not just for the young
Every morning, 92-year-old Sidney Kramer wraps a blood pressure cuff around his arm and steps on a scale, and readings of his heart health beam to a team of nurses — and to his daughter’s smartphone — miles from his Maryland home.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Lymphedema support group meeting in July
Decatur Memorial Hospital will host The DMH Lymphedema Support Group on Monday, July 9, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the DMH Rehabilitation Services Department, 2300 N. Edward Street, Decatur.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Beware of hidden taxes in retirement - Social Security, cap gains, state, more
Your taxes in retirement may be a lot more complicated than taxes while you're working.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Kelly Stewart recalls fond memories of father Jimmy
If you dont think Jimmy Stewart put the classic in classic movies, consider these titles in which he starred: “Its a Wonderful Life,” “The Philadelphia Story,” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” “Rear Window,” “Vertigo,” “Harvey,” and the list goes on. No wonder Stewart appears near the top of just about every list of all-time most popular actors.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Harmony performing Friday at Senior Variety Show
Local signing group, Harmony, will be gracing the stage at the 31st Annual Senior Citizen’s Variety Show once again. Harmony is a 14 member, women’s group who sign all varieties of music, from pop to jazz to show tunes to religious and more. Known for their three-part harmonies and antic on stage, Harmony will add a touch of fun and patriotism to the evening.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Providing Support And Service To The Senior Center
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Scherer hosting senior fraud prevention seminars
To help local seniors learn ways to protect themselves from becoming victims of identity fraud, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is hosting two senior fraud prevention seminars in the beginning of June.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Crochet Group Donates To Senior Center
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Illinois woman pregnant with daughter's twins
A southern Illinois woman is set to give birth to her own grandchildren because her daughter is unable to get pregnant.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

31st Annual Senior Variety Show June 15
The 31st Annual Variety Show will be held June 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Low Vision Fair June 8 in Springfield
A Low Vision Fair is being held in Springfield at the governor's ballroom at the State House Inn, 101 E. Adams, on June 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

How to hack your employee health benefits. . .
Employee health benefits can have huge value, but you may not be taking full advantage of yours.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Christian County Triad Holds Annual Luncheon
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

At 96, this retired plumber is 'King of the Commode'
FOR SALE: One tiny kingdom, with many thrones. But it doesn’t come with a hereditary title.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

DMH sponsoring 'Be Stroke Aware' Wednesday
Decatur Memorial Hospital will host its annual Stroke Symposium at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, in the Classroom Complex at the Hospital to celebrate Stroke Awareness Month. 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

'Longest Day' aims to ignite Alzheimer's conversation
On June 21, 2018, people around the world will participate in The Longest Day, demonstrating love for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and commitment to changing the course of this disease for millions. Whether it’s choosing a favorite activity, hosting an event or joining a team, participants will ignite a global conversation about Alzheimer's disease, the brain and other dementias as part of Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month in June.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Seniors celebrate Older Americans Day May 15
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Bratty Nellie Oleson from 'Little House' a comedian
Children raised by entertainers don’t always follow in their parents’ footsteps. But Alison Arngrim did, finding fame overnight at the age of 11 playing bratty Nellie Oleson in the hit NBC series “Little House on the Prairie.”
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Retiring to ocean breezes and cheap rent. . .
The world is full of tropical paradises and other exotic places where a couple can live comfortably on $2,000 a month or less. Plus, good health care abroad can cost a fraction of what it does in the U.S.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Another O'Keeffe emerges for exhibit: Sister Ida
The abstract painting of a lighthouse caught the eye of Dallas Museum of Art curator Sue Canterbury as she visited a private collector about five years ago. Struggling to identify the artist, she walked up to the work and looked at the signature. “I was like everyone else is to whom I speak about her now: ‘Ida O’Keeffe?”’
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Spouses can boost early detection for melanoma
There’s an extra bonus to marriage for melanoma patients: They tend to be diagnosed in earlier more treatable stages than patients who are unmarried, widowed or divorced, a new study says.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

20th Annual Central Illinois Senior Celebration
The 20th Annual Central Illinois Senior Celebration will be held Wednesday, May 16 at the Orr Building at the Illinois State Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Don't co-sign for your grandkid's student loan
College financial aid offers have been sent out, and the traditional May 1 deadline for high school seniors to pick their schools is fast approaching. That means all across this great land of ours, grandparents are getting hit up by would-be college students desperate to use their elders' good credit.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

How to build your alternative 'Oh, crap!' fund
The emergency fund is a bust. Millions of Americans don’t have one, and some of those who do resist tapping what they’ve saved. I’d like to propose an alternative for both sets of people: The “oh, crap!” fund, a savings account for not-quite-emergency expenses.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Memorial Medical Center holding stroke seminar
Memorial Medical Center will host a free program on stroke on Tuesday, May 15, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI).
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

TMH Senior Life Solutions to host open house
Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program will host an open house on May 11 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Senior Life Solutions group room on the 4th floor of TMH.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Senior center celebrating Older Americans Month
Older Americans Month has been celebrated since President Kennedy issued the first proclamation in 1963.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Presidential library seeks judges for student competition
The state’s best history students will compete next month in the finals of the Illinois History Day competition, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is looking for volunteer judges to select the winners.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Christian Co. Historical Society looking for volunteers
Volunteers are the face of the Christian County Historical Society & Museum (CCHSM) as well as a huge help behind the scenes. Their skills and expertise can help continue the rich history of Christian County. Current and new volunteers are encouraged to sign up for the Volunteer Round-up May 12, 10 a.m. or May 19, 1 p.m. Call 217-824-6922 or email: Light refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Seniors Visit Taylorville Estates
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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