Mattoon Rehab honors Harris

MATTOON -- Samantha Harris has been named as the employee of the month for August at Mattoon Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center.

Harris does social service marketing work at Mattoon Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 2121 S. Ninth St. She was voted employee of the month by her peers. The center reported that Harris is a team player and a valuable member of the staff.

Local financial rep honored by Country Financial

CHARLESTON -- Country Financial Representative Matthew Taggart of Charleston has earned a position on the insurance group’s distinguished All American team.

Taggart is among a select group of top Country Financial agency managers and financial representatives who qualified for the award. Country Financial has more than 2,000 agency managers and financial representatives in 17 states. This is Taggart’s 10th consecutive All American award.

All American is awarded each year by Country Financial to agency managers and financial representatives who have excelled in identifying insurance products and financial solutions that fit the needs of their customers. Agency managers and financial representatives who receive the award provide outstanding service to their customers.

Taggart serves clients in Coles, Clark, Cumberland and surrounding counties. His office is located at 105 S. Washington Street, Westfield, and the office phone number is 217-967-5222. Taggart can also be reached at or via his business website at

Community invited to open house for health center in Altamont

ALTAMONT -- The community is invited to attend the open house for St. Anthony’s Health Center in Altamont on Thursday, located in the Opilka Wellness Center. Tours will be offered from 4 to 7 p.m. at 5 East Cumberland.

Guests will also have an opportunity to tour the new clinic areas, which include a view of St. Anthony’s Health Center offering lab and imaging testing, nutrition counseling and rehabilitative services to area residents.

For more information about HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, visit St. Anthony’s Web site at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is part of the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which also includes HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.