Humana’s Guidance Center Hosts Many Activities

When the Humana Guidance Center hosts a birthday party, everyone is invited! They host one each month and their calendar reminds you, “It Doesn’t Have to be Your Birthday.” You’re still invited for cake, ice cream, and beverages. About those…

Illinois American Water Provides Senior Safety Tips

Illinois American Water reminds senior citizens to take precautions against home repair and telemarketing scams. By following some helpful tips, everyone including senior citizens, can avoid falling victim to fraud.“We want our customers to be armed with information that can…

What a thrill for George Shadad and family

Former State Senator George Shadid and his wife, Lorraine, traveled to Washington D.C. for the Judicial Committee hearings for their son, Judge Jim Shadid. If that wasn’t a big enough thrill, they were then invited to the Oval Office to…

Thanksgiving, Stewardship and the Rich

There are hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans who are millionaires, according to public and private studies, and given the economy, it’s not illogical to appeal to them for help.But some criticize the rich as detached, unfeeling or both, which seems…

Take an Inch … Give Back a Mile

Thanksgiving, I’m afraid, has too often had a lot more to do with satiation than with appreciation. As kids we would gorge on Mom’s fruit salad. The turkey and potatoes just finished the job of stuffing ourselves. The resulting discomfort…

Get out and vote

It’s election time again. We’re all getting more than just a little tired of the TV commercials and billboards and mailers, and various ads. People moan and declare that they’re all crooks or that they have their own ego-driven agendas.…

Causes and Effects? Or Effects and Causes?

By Merle Widmer, Peoria County Board Member The schools blame the parents for poorly performing kids. The parents blame the schools for poorly performing schools. There is plenty of blame for both. But a closer examination is required. Where did…

Thankful

On a shelf in our home is a glass jar, half-full of rocks. Each rock is inscribed with a date and a short phrase stating a significant event of God’s providence in our life. We just added a new rock…

Ode to Oprah

“After 28,000 guests, 4,400 episodes and 24 years on the air, The Oprah Winfrey Show has reached its final season,” reads the November issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. I was riveted to the television when her show’s Farewell Season…

West Peoria News for November 2010

Election for West Peoria political offices is April 5, 2011. Petitions are now available to be circulated for the following four-year term positions in the April 5, 2011 City of West Peoria consolidated election. Offices up for election are: mayor,…

Peoria County 4H members win awards

Local Peoria County 4-H members, Isaac Forney and Justin Keyt of the Jubilee Patriots 4-H Club finished first place at the 60th Annual National 4-H Engineering, Science and Leadership Event in West Lafayette, Indiana, September 26-28, 2010. They competed in…

Musings for November 2010

Two incidents set me back during the month of October, and I am feeling some repercussions. The first thing was that I started going through pictures of events in our family taken over many years. I have been putting them…

Happenings for November 2010

now thru Nov. 7 – Chrysanthemum Show @ Luthy Botanical Gardens. Call: (309) 686-3362. Admission: Adults- $2.00 Children 12 & under- FREE. now thru Jan. 9, 2011 – Lakeview Museum- Audubon at the Lakeview Museum. Call: (309) 686-7000. Nov. 4…

Say ‘hello’ to Vivian at Glen oak Zoo

Vivian, a 13-month-old female giraffe, arrived Sunday morning from Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, South Carolina. Zoo officials have been keeping her quarantined in the giraffe barn to ensure she’s adjusting to her new surroundings. Vivian was hand-raised at the Riverbanks…

Cell Phones: Newest Library Tool

The Peoria Public Library RSACat online catalog now enables customers to text call numbers of catalog items to their phones. If you’re looking at an item you want, but are not inside the library at the time, you can text…