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Duplicate bridge results announced

CHARLESTON -- The results of the Sectional Tournament at Clubs duplicate bridge game played on Oct. 29 are:

  • 1 Bill Morgan - Ann Lang
  • 2 Keith Atteberry - Mark Daily
  • 3 Randy Malone - Jack Nanda

Morgan and Lang both finished second in the state competition.

The results of the duplicate bridge game played on Nov. 5 are:

  • 1 Randy Malone - Keith Atteberry
  • 2 Mark Daily - Grant Sterling
  • 1B Eric Bizzell - Donna Swick

The next game will be held on Monday at 6:45 p.m. at First Christian Church in Charleston. All bridge players are welcome.

Informational sessions on health insurance set

CHARLESTON -- The Illinois Department of Insurance and Get Covered Illinois will be in Cumberland and Coles Counties to provide information and answer questions on the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period from noon-2 p.m. Tuesday at Sumpter Township Library, 148 Courthouse Square, Toledo; and from noon-2 p.m. Wednesday at the Charleston Public Library, Sixth Street and Van Buren Avenue, Charleston.

As part of the Get Covered Illinois 102 County Tour, staffers from the Illinois Department of Insurance will be onsite to provide consumers with information on signing up for health insurance and access to their benefits, such as Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder treatment. All members of the community are welcome to attend.

Women Connected to focus on nutritional health

TOLEDO -- A special program for women will begin at 9 a.m. Friday at the Life Center of Cumberland County. Women Connected is being sponsored by SBLHS-Peace Meal. It is a program designed for women to come together for fellowship and nutrition education. One of the main connections is the role nutrition plays in overall health.

The November program will focus on three main topics -- diabetes, heart health and arthritis. In each 45-minute segment you will learn what types of foods help improve your health in that general area.

After the three segments completes, there will be a raffle and Peace Meal will serve a free lunch to the first 50 women attending.

Call 217-849-3965 by Tuesday to reserve your spot. Seating is limited to the first 50 women who sign up for this informational meeting.

SAIL to hold Personal Assistant Orientation

SHELBYVILLE -- Soyland Access to Independent Living (SAIL) will hold a Personal Assistant Orientation for people interested in working as a personal assistant. The orientation will be held on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Shelbyville SAIL Office, 1604 West Main, Suite 100. There will be a break for lunch.

Personal assistants are employed by people with disabilities to perform household chores and personal care tasks in their homes and are paid by the State of Illinois through the Department of Rehabilitation program.

Participants in the orientation must arrive by 10 a.m., bring their driver’s license or State ID and Social Security card and be prepared to fill out an application with references. SAIL is a fragrance-free facility and those wearing fragrances will not be allowed to attend the orientation.

For more information about the Personal Assistant Orientation or becoming a personal assistant, contact Emily Dobson at 217-876-8888 or 800-358-8080.

Flourishes Art Talk Tuesday to be held

SHELBYVILLE -- Whether an accomplished artist, a person who would like to experience something new in visual art, or someone who just wants to join a group for fun on a non-committal basis, Art Talk Tuesday may be for you.

Flourishes Gallery and Studios, located at 140 1/2 E. Main, offers free of cost sessions Tuesday afternoons from 3-4:30 p.m. with the first half hour being sharing and the last hour a hands-on experience that is very open to everyone’s creativity. A talk subject is listed for each Tuesday and a list of supplies if needed. No reservations are needed.

This Tuesday's topic is once again "Do Your Own Thing." Bring your own supplies and create among others who can share suggestions.

For more information, call Carol at 217-827-5690. For those who have a hard time with the 25 stairs, the elevator is expected to be operational in September.

WCTU to hold meeting

MATTOON - The Women's Christian Temperance Union meeting is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home, 201 Lafayette Ave East.

James and Thelma Whetsell will share advice for being married 72 years. Women members and honoree men of the East Central Illinois Christian Temperance Union will bring their filled Samaritan Purse Children Gospel Opportunity shoe boxes for the worldwide project. Visitors are welcome.

For more information, call 217-234-9827.

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