Stewart attends Barron’s Chicago Regional Summit

MATTOON -- John M. Stewart, Certified Financial Planner, a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Mattoon, was invited to attend the Barron’s Chicago Regional Summit at the Waldorf Astoria in Chicago.

The event, by invitation only, brings together a group of highly successful financial advisors from Chicago and down state Illinois to participate in the national dialogue that Barron’s promotes to advance best practices, better serve clients and enhance the overall image and value of the industry.

Professional development is an important part of Stewart’s commitment to his profession. As a Private Wealth advisor, John M. Stewart provides financial advice that is anchored in a solid understanding of client needs and expectations, and has grown his practice over the last 37 years by providing one-on-one financial planning relationships with his clients. For more information, contact John M. Stewart at 217-234-8136 or email him at

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Mattoon Rehab honors Ruef

MATTOON -- James "Jimmy" Ruef has been named as the employee of the month for September at Mattoon Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center.

Ruef joined Mattoon Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in 2016 and he works in the maintenance department there. He was voted employee of the month by his peers. The center reported that Ruef is a team player and a valuable member of the staff.

Retirement reception for Dr. Hartman to be held

ARTHUR -- After 20 years of service to the community, Family Practice Physician Patrick Hartman, MD, is retiring from his practice at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Arthur Clinic.

A reception is being held in Dr. Hartman’s honor from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Arthur Clinic, located at 211 S. Walnut, Arthur. The public is invited to enjoy light refreshments and wish him farewell. He will continue to provide care until Nov. 17.

Sarah Bush Lincoln is excited to announce that Physician Assistant Keith Ballinger, PA-C, will begin full-time practice at the clinic on Nov. 20. He has been working with Dr. Hartman at the Arthur Clinic since the first of October. Ballinger has been practicing family medicine at the SBL Toledo Clinic and has more than five years of experience as a primary care provider. He also has many years of experience in specialty clinics as well.

For more information, contact Practice Management at 217-258-2576.

Century 21 KIMA Properties adds Troy Walker to their team of Real Estate Brokers

MATTOON -- Century 21 KIMA Properties is pleased to announce the addition of Troy Walker to their team of Real Estate Brokers.

Walker and his wife Andrea were born and raised in Coles County and currently live in Mattoon where they are raising three children. Being a native to this area, he understands the attributes of the community. He brings experience and knowledge from his background as a part owner in Walkers Super Foods.

Being successful in this arena, he learned the importance of taking care of customers and ensuring that their needs are properly met. He has managed and developed a wide variety of commercial properties over the past decade giving him an advantage in the commercial industry. Additionally, he has experience in Web Application Development which gives him a unique perspective in leveraging that component for his buying and selling clients.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home or investment properties, Walker has the necessary knowledge and skills to guide you through the process and ensure a smooth and successful transaction. He can be reached by calling 217-254-5544.