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IAC Reaffirms Echocardiography Accreditation for HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital

DECATUR, Ill. — HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Adult Transesophageal and Transthoracic Echocardiography. This latest accreditation awarded to St. Mary’s Hospital demonstrates the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography.      “Our echo team assists our physicians from Prairie…

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Spring Into Breakfast With The Warrensburg-Latham Lions Club March 16

     The Warrensburg-Latham Lions Club is once again hosting its annual breakfast extravaganza that boasts pancakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy, omelets, fruit and more. Breakfast will be served from 6:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Warrensburg United Methodist Church, 195 N. Main St., Warrensburg. Tickets are $12 for all who are over…

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Historian Mark Sorensen To Discuss Choice Of Writing Subjects At ‘Books Between Bites’ At Library March 6

By Ruth Cortright      Please join us March 6, 2024 at 12:15 – 1 p.m. in the Decatur Public Library’s Madden Auditorium for our monthly Books Between Bites review.      HISTORICAL HEADLINES: FACT OR FICTION Mark W. Sorensen, Macon County’s Official Historian      Illinois historian Mark Sorensen will discuss how he selected material to write about the “Trail…

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NRCS Announces 2024 RCPP Application Cutoff Date for the Lake Decatur Water Quality Initiative

     CHAMPAIGN, February 15, 2024 – State Conservationist Tammy Willis announced that the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will offer Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) funding for the Lake Decatur Water Quality initiative throughout the Lake Decatur watershed. Illinois NRCS has partnered with The City of Decatur to help producers address resource concerns such as…

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Wreaths Across America Partners with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project to Launch a New Webinar Series for 2024

  The free, four-part, quarterly webinar is designed for educators of youth of all ages. COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine, and WASHINGTON D.C. — February 13, 2024 — Wreaths Across America (WAA), in collaboration with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP), proudly announces the launch of a new, free webinar series for educators. These four-part quarterly…

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Help HSHS Home Care Collect Food Items for Catholic Charities

Drive to be held Monday, Feb. 19 on HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital campus DECATUR, Ill. — In recognition of February being National Canned Food Month, HSHS Home Care is holding their annual “Cram the Car” food drive this month for the Catholic Charities food pantry to help those struggling with food insecurity.      Community members are…

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February is Earthquake Awareness Month

SPRINGFIELD – The worst earthquake in Illinois history occurred on December 17, 1811, and was so strong that it rang a church bell in a Cairo church in southern Illinois. It also blew smoke, sand, and coal 30 yards into the air and made the Mississippi River flow backward for a moment.      “Not everyone in…

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