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>>Congressman Jackson Undergoing Care For Depression
(Chicago, IL) -- U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Junior is in Minnesota undergoing treatment for bipolar depression. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester confirmed yesterday the Illinois lawmaker is responding well and is regaining his strength. Jackson has come under fire in recent weeks for failing to reveal publicly why he went absent two months ago from his job as an elected official. Jackson allegedly asked his doctors to make the announcement.
>>Dead Female Hitchhiker Identified
(Springfield, IL) -- A female hitchhiker killed along Interstate 72 last week is finally identified by authorities. Thirty-one-year-old Starlett Walton of Springfield died while allegedly trying to get from Jacksonville to Springfield. Walton was struck near mile-marker 85 east of New Berlin. Authorities are still investigating the incident.
>>Urbana Rethinks Plans For Fiber-Optic Network
(Urbana, IL) -- Members of Urbana's city council say they'll review an agreement to install a new fiber-optic network through the region. Officials say they need to address concerns over the plan which would invite a private firm called "Gigabit Squared" to build the high-speed network to serve Urbana, Champaign and Savoy. Council members cautioned about a potential conflict of interest between the firm and a government consultant.
>>Threshing Show Begins Tomorrow In Perry Co.
(Pinckneyville, IL) -- Illinois farmers are gearing up for a popular attraction at the Perry County Fairgrounds. The 53rd annual American Thresherman Association's Steam, Gas and Threshing Show starts tomorrow with a draft horse pull. On Thursday a line of green and red tractors will parade from the fairgrounds into Pinckneyville. The event annually draws several thousand visitors and many camp out to participate in all five days of the show.
The Pleasant Hill High School's Choral Music Department, under the direction of Jack Bibb, will this year be presenting "Showcase 2014". This year's theme is "Back To The Past", which celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Showcase with a little help from the gang of the 1985's comedy hit, "Back To The Future". This years performance dates will be March 6 - 8 (with March 6 having special pricing for Senior Citizens). Performances will begin at 7 p.m. each evening in the Pleasant Hill High School's "small gym". Come early each night to hear some of "Blasts from the Past" Showcase's performances!
Admission is $5.00 for Senior Citizens on Thursday, March 6. Adult admission will be $7.00 and student admission will be $5.00 for all 3 nights. So, please come out to "Showcase 2014" for a great night of fun and musical entertainment.
Barry American Legion & Auxiliary will have their March pot luck at 6:30pm on the 13th. Ham, tea & coffee will be furnished. All members are welcome. Please bring a covered dish & your table service. As of December meeting, I am now Adjutant of Post 222, as well as finance officer. s Tom Miller
Ooodles of Noooodles Roast Beef Dinner.
St.Brigid church in Liberty, IL will be holding their annual roast beef dinner featuring oodles of noodles homemade in their approved kitchen along with real mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetable, applesauce, delectable homemade desserts, & drink. It is on the day you set your clocks ahead - Sunday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
St. Brigid is located along Hwy 104 only 13 miles from Quincy and is handicapped accessible; also if you have a short wait, you will be comfortably seated in the church. Family friendly prices of $10 for adults, $5 for ages 7 thru 12, and 6 & under Free make it a great way to feed your family a REAL meal for fast food prices. Carry outs are available. Need more info? Call 217-645-3680. Set Your Clocks ahead to Noodles!