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Duplicate bridge results announced

CHARLESTON -- The results of the duplicate bridge game played on Feb. 12 are:

  • 1 Dan Drake - Randy Malone
  • 2 David Stevens - Mark Daily
  • 2B Donna Swick - Eric Bizzell

The next game will be on Monday at 6:45 p.m. at First Christian Church in Charleston.

Charleston library to host Lego event

CHARLESTON -- Charleston Carnegie Public Library’s monthly Lego My Library event will be from 4-5:15 p.m. Wednesday in Rotary Room A.

This free event is for children who are in grades K-8 and who no longer put toys in their mouth. Those children under age 8 must attend with a parent of guardian. Build together, take on challenges, show off building skills and just have fun.

Builders will have the opportunity to show and tell their creations between 5-5:15 p.m. to admire everyone’s skill and imagination. All Legos are provided.

This free program is open to the public. A library card is not needed to attend. For further information, call 217-345-1514 or visit

Workshops to be held for those with Diabetes

CHARLESTON -- Diabetes is on the rise, but can be a very manageable illness. If you or someone you care for has diabetes or is pre-diabetic, why not learn how to more effectively “take charge” and live an active and fulfilling life?

"Take Charge of Your Diabetes: The Diabetes Self-Management Program" is designed to teach diabetics tools and techniques to help them become better health managers. Classes are highly interactive and are taught by certified facilitators Cheri Burcham with University of Illinois Extension and Sheila Greuel with Covenant Transitions.

Classes will be offered Thursday afternoons March 8-April 12 from 1–3:30 p.m. at the LifeSpan Center of Coles County located outside of Mattoon. Subjects covered include healthy eating, stress management, exercise and physical activity, carb counting, monitoring blood sugar, medication management, working effectively with medical providers and much more.

There is no cost for participants who complete the series due to funding by the U.S. Administration on Community Living. Registration is required by contacting the Coles County Extension Office at 217-345-7034 or by e-mailing Burcham at

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact the Extension office.


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