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Decatur Catholic Charities Hosts 2023 Mardi Gras Annual Fundraiser

              Decatur – Catholic Charities will be hosting its annual fundraiser on site at The Hall, 520 E. North St. in Decatur on Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. This Mardi Gras event will open its doors at 6:00 p.m. Mac’s Pigskin Diner will begin serving…

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Next Decatur Area Arts Council Arts Grant Program Request Deadline February 1, 2023

  Is your not-for-profit organization, school, church, or arts group planning in arts-focused project or program in the next 12 months? The Decatur Area Arts Council’s community arts grants program offers financial support to help you with your event or creative learning experience. The DAAC Community and Education Grants Program provides financial assistance to qualified…

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DPS Board of Education Accepting Résumés for Open Seat

               Decatur, Illinois — The Decatur Public Schools Board of Education is now accepting résumés from those interested in filling the seat on the Board that became open when Board Member Regan Lewis stepped down on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 during the Special Open Session Board of Education meeting.…

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Christian Horizons Honors Hickory Point Christian Village Senior Living Community for Excellence

       Christian Horizons, a senior services organization with living communities and offerings throughout the Midwest, is proud to honor Hickory Point Christian Village, a senior living community serving Forsyth, Ill., with the 2022 OCCYS Healthcare Excellence Award.      The OCCYS Excellence Award honors Christian Horizons’ associates and teams who achieved excellence in meeting occupancy census goals…

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Long Creek Township Democrats Hold Appreciation/Awards Dinner

             The Long Creek Township Democrats met for their Appreciation / Awards Dinner on December 6, 2022. The event was held to thank the volunteers for their hard work in the past year but especially with the group’s 50th annual soup supper held in October.      Chairman Bryan Smith presented the Volunteer of…

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 The Hall at Five-Twenty will host a Community Blood Drive

  The Hall at Five-Twenty will host a Community Blood Drive with ImpactLife, the provider of blood components for local hospitals. The blood drive will be from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, December 27th at 520 E North Street, inside formerly called the Knights of Columbus Hall Appointments: To donate, please contact ImpactLife Springfield…

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Macon County Board Holds Special Organizational Meeting

    The newly elected Macon County Board held a Special Organizational meeting on Monday, December 5th. The Special Organizational meeting is held to elect the Board Chairman and Vice Chairman and draw for terms.  It is required by law that every ten years the board must draw for terms after reapportionment. Mr. Kevin Greenfield…

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Community Foundation Awarding $50,000 in Adult Scholarships for Spring 2023

  Macon County – 24 Macon County adults are receiving $50,000 in educational scholarships through a competitive program coordinated by The Community Foundation of Macon County. This semester’s individual awards range from $750 to $2,500. Since inception in 2020, the adult scholarship program is possible thanks to generous individuals, families, and organizations, granting out $100,000…

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