Citizens Against Child Abuse to hold meeting

CHARLESTON -- Citizens Against Child Abuse will hold its annual meeting at 9 a.m. Monday at Conference Room 1, 825 18th St., Charleston. 

This meeting is open to anyone interested in the prevention of child abuse or neglect. Presenting will be Stacey East and Debbie Smith from DCFS. A continental breakfast will be served.

If you have questions, please contact Toq Lawrence, president, at 217-259-1808.

Duplicate Bridge results announced

CHARLESTON -- The results of the duplicate bridge game played on May 13 are:

  • 1 Rich Brummer - Grant Sterling
  • 2 Ann Lang - Bill Morgan
  • 3 Eric Bizzell - Donna Swick
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The next game will be held on Monday at 6:45 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Charleston. All bridge players are welcome.

Foster family discussion Monday

EFFINGHAM -- Learn more about the crucial need for local foster families at 6 p.m. Monday in the Workman Room in the Suzette Brumleve Memorial Effingham Public Library.

Local child advocates will provide their perspectives and explain how foster families fill a critical need in the community. 

Every year, thousands of foster families across Illinois provide a temporary safe haven for children who have been placed in DCFS care by local courts. DCFS strives to reunite children with their birth families, and nearly half of all foster children are reunified with their families within 12 months. When reunification simply is not possible, as determined by the courts, many foster families choose to adopt the children they have cared for.

Registration is not required for this free event. For more information contact Johnna Schultz, assistant director, at 217-342-2464

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