Methodist News for November

Methodist Mobile Mammography Schedule The following is the schedule for the Methodist Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van for the month of November 2008. Unless otherwise listed, the van will be in these locations from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Methodist…

Candidates Speak Up for State Office

Candidates in contested races for State’s Attorney and State Representative-92nd District are speaking out on crime, the economy, healthcare, and education, each promising something the other can’t deliver.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The month was established to educate the public on breast cancer issues and research, as well as how it’s impacting a vast number of women. Organizations and companies hold events to raise awareness about…

Will he or won’t he?

Mayor Jim Ardis was a recent guest on WOAM’s “Breakfast with Royce and Roger.” In an exclusive interview with us, Jim said he has not yet decided whether to seek re-election. “My wife and I have discussed the subject, but…

Economy could take toll on education

If you want to get a sense of one possible consequences of the financial chaos caused by the high-stakes gamblers who led the U.S. economy to the brink of ruin, look in a child’s eyes. Between rising foreclosures, prices and…

Drill Baby Drill

One of the memorable hallmarks of the Republican Convention this year was the chanting of “drill baby drill!” This mantra echoed during Sarah Palin’s address, and was apparently meant as a sound bite solution to our energy problems and rising…

It’s time for BU students to grow up

When I decided to complete my education at Eastern Illinois University, I based that decision on three criteria: 1. EIU had a good journalism program. 2. Many of my friends were going there. 3. And, it had a reputation for…

Scare Tactics

I was on my way home the other day when I noticed an arm dangling out of the trunk of the car in front of me. After a double-take, I chuckled at the mobile Halloween décor. The flapping arm triggered…

News for October

The West Peoria Firefighters’ Association is having its annual hog roast & raffle fund-raising at Crusen’s on Sunday, October 19th from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. West Peoria firefighters will be going door-to-door selling the fund-raiser tickets which are $1/ea or…

Repair/Replace Damaged Lawns Now

The weather has not been kind to our lawns the past 18 months. However, rains and predictions for normal rainfall for the next 90 days means that things should improve, states David Robson, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, Springfield…

Slow down, watch the falling leaves

Well, I, along with millions of others watched the debate last night, and I find it so interesting how we each are able to support the views of one because of our own background and involvement. I, of course, strongly…

Our Parent Care Dilemma

By Jon M. Knapp, CFP The telephone call came at 2:00 a.m. on that Saturday morning. Dan’s 80-year old father was stopped by the police as he was aimlessly driving around Charlotte, not knowing who he was, how he got…

18th District Candidates Voice Solutions

When it comes to the issues at hand, Congressional candidates believe they have the answers to help America thrive economically, educationally, and in the war on terror. Autumn will be heralded with red, white, and blue this year as Election…

Domestic violence a significant national problem

Domestic abuse is a significant national problem and is prevalent among American households. Abuse can happen to both men and women, but about 73 percent of family abuse victims are female. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, about…

LaHood vs. Lyons

The contest between Republican Darin LaHood and Democrat Kevin Lyons for Peoria County state’s attorney became a hot topic of political discussion after it was revealed LaHood attempted to talk to the father of an alleged rape victim. The revelation…