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Stewart qualifies for Ameriprise Circle of Success

MATTOON -- John M. Stewart, Certified Financial Planner, a Private Wealth Adviser with Stewart & Argoudelis, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Mattoon, has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program and will be honored for this achievement in 2018.

To earn this achievement, Stewart established himself as one of the company’s top advisers. Only a select number of high-performing advisers earn this distinction.

As a Private Wealth Advisor, Stewart provides financial advice that is anchored in a solid understanding of client needs and expectations, and is delivered in one-on-one relationships with his clients. Stewart & Argoudelis has served the Mattoon and Central Illinois area since 1980.

For more information, contact Stewart at 217-234-8136 or visit the Ameriprise office at 921 Charleston Ave.

Degler certified as Floor-Barre instructor

MATTOON -- Barbara Degler of Mattoon has recently been certified as a Zena Rommett Floor-Barre instructor. She and her husband Steve, traveled to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, for a five-day workshop.

Fellow attendees came from North and South America as well as Europe. Floor-Barre is world known in the field of dance and physical therapy.

Based on ballet, this gentle technique combines ballet with anatomical principles of alignment and kinetic usage, helping to correct, strengthen, lengthen and center the body. The technique is regularly recommended by notable medical practitioners who specialize in the needs of dancers and other athletes. With Floor-Barre, the body can actually strengthen and improve beyond prior capabilities.

Barbara teaches ballet at the DanceLifeCenter in Charleston.

For more information, visit or contact Degler at

Mattoon Rehab honors O'Dell

MATTOON -- Amber O'Dell has been named as the employee of the month for February at Mattoon Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center.

O'Dell, who is a nurse, is married and has four children. She is originally from Texas and she moved to Mattoon in her teens. She loves being outdoors and enjoys competing in Tough Mudder endurance events.

She was voted employee of the month by her peers. Mattoon Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center reported that O'Dell is a team player and a valuable member of the staff at the center, 2121 S. Ninth St.


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