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Guns Save Life to meet Wednesday

CHARLESTON -- The monthly meeting of Guns Save Life will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the banquet room at the Unique Suites Hotel, 920 West Lincoln Ave.

All meetings are open to the public and are family friendly. An optional dinner buffet, prepared by the Brickhouse Restaurant, will be available at 6 p.m. No reservations are necessary.

The scheduled speakers will be Adam Newkirk, who will introduce the Matrix X Dry Fire training system.

There will be legislative updates, a 50/50 drawing and a drawing for a Beretta PICO BU .380 pistol with 20 rounds of self defense ammo.

There will also door prizes and a special supplemental drawing.

For more information, or drawing tickets, contact Bill Harrison at 217-345-2556 or Justin Bawcum at 217-508-2405.

Charleston Reading Circle to hold final meeting of year

CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Reading Circle will have its final meeting of the year at noon Friday at the Charleston Country Club.

At the last meeting, Sallie Cougill reviewed "God Gave Me You" by Tricia Seaman. The author, an oncology nurse, was asked by one of her patients if she and her family would adopt and raise her son when she died. The Seaman family was stunned by the request, but wanted to help. The Seamans not only agreed to adopt and raise the cancer patient’s son, but also moved both mother and son into their home, initiating the family bonding process. Within a year the mother had died but the son had become a part of his new family.

Renee Foster reviewed "The Sibling Effect" by Jeffrey Kluger. The author explored birth order and its effect on development and personality and parental favoritism. First-born children tend to have the nurturing as well as the genetic benefit to excel. Middle children tend to expend less energy in advancement. In larger groups of siblings, the youngest sometimes become almost like only children in the family and enjoy more parental attention.

For additional information, contact Mary Jorstad at 217-348-5129 or

Phoenix Theatre to present 'Our Town'

MARSHALL -- The Phoenix Theatre, ACTT (Adults Committed to Theater) and  TNT (Teens-N-Theater) will present their production of "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder and directed by Audrey Sanders at 6 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 512 Archer Ave. Tickets are $7, Adults; $5, Students.

The event is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, New York N.Y.


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