Sunday Local News for October 14

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Published on October 14 2012 6:09 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

You're invited to attend an Open House of the newly-expanded Runde Medical and Dental Clinics, and the new Kremer Pharmacy and St. Anthony's Diagnostic Center in Teutopolis today.  Guided tours will be offered from 2-4pm at the Runde Clinic, located at 206 North Pearl in T-Town.

Guests will have an opportunity to tour the newly-renovated clinic, which has expanded office space with a dedicated office surgery room, panoramic radiology and additional parking for patients.  Visitors will also be able to tour Kremer Pharmacy, new to the clinic and the community, being the first pharmacy to open in Teutopolis.  Tours will also include a view of St. Anthony's Diagnostic Center, offering EKGs, x-rays and ultrasounds to area residents.

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The Illinois Terrorism Task Force said that 41 local emergency management agencies would receive a total of $416,852 to help them comply with federal communications requirements.  The grants were awarded using federal Homeland Security funds the state receives from the federal government.

The funds will be used to replace non-narrowband compliant VHF and UHF public safety base station/repeater radios and mobile radios with comparable narrowband equipment.  The FCC has mandated the equipment is replaced by the end of 2012.

Effingham County will receive $6,665.50.  Shelby County will receive $11,742.88.

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54th District State Senate candidate Danny Stover said a proposed 12% tax on gas and oil production would "kill jobs, hurt landowners and chase producers out of Illinois."

Stover said, "This is a money grab, pure and simple, driven by the desperate economic times to generate revenue.  He said the bill fails to recognize the harm it would cause, since many wells in this area produce a marginal amount of crude.  Stover said Fayette and Effingham counties would be among those hardest-hit.

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Your high school student could get a jump start on earning college credits with Lake Land College's Dual Credit Program. 

This fall, the program will host various parent and student information nights throughout the LLC district.  The nights are open to parents of and students who are high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.

There will be a program on Monday, November 12 at Effingham High School in the conference room from 5:30 to 7pm.

For more information, phone Lake Land's Brent Todd, director of Dual Credit, at 217-234-5044 or e-mail btodd@lakeland.cc.il.us. 

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The Effingham Fire Department's annual Open House last Sunday saw a big turnout.

Winners of the coloring contest are Noah Biggs of Sacred Heart School, Cloe Hughes of Central Grade School, Melana Benavides of the Early Learning Center, Nathan Heath of St. Anthony School, and Kaci Jackson of South Side School.

The winners of the coloring contest will have breakfast with the firefighters and then will ride to school in a fire truck.

Winners of the bike raffle are Makenzie Swofford and Gavin DeWeese.

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Illinois State Police conducted a Roadside Safety Check at Keller Drive and Ford Avenue on September 21 and 22.

Three DUI arrests were made along with eight other alcohol or drug related arrests.  There were 25 citations written or arrests made and 17 written warnings issued.

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Look for local happenings today on the Community Calendar page!