The Morning Show

VIDEO: Kim Varner of Effingham Unit 40's Mentoring Program Visits The Morning Show

Published on January 22 2013 3:31 pm

Effingham Unit 40's Mentoring Program is in its 13 year, and Kim Varner has been there through them all. There when the program started, Varner says that the program, which started at Central School, expanded to the Junior High, and now to EHS, helps at least 120 kids each year, (likely 140-150 this year) with students meeting with Mentors as early as 3rd grade.

She'll have the opportunity to share the program's achievements during a national forum  this week in Washington D.C., at the 2013 National Mentoring Summit. Kim, along with Kathy Nava-Sifuentes, will be presenters this Thursday during the summit.

Below is video from Kim's appearance on The Morning Show, where she also talks about how people can get involved in the mentoring program. 

Did This Guy Just LITERALLY Sneeze His Head Off?

Published on October 31 2012 8:14 am

Turtle Helps a Friend

Published on July 30 2012 10:34 am

Ugly Dog

Published on June 25 2012 7:34 am

PETALUMA, Calif. — A Chinese crested’s short snout, beady eyes and white whiskers earned it the title of World’s Ugliest Dog at the annual contest in Northern California on Friday.

Competing for fame, $1,000 and a year’s worth of dog cookies, Mugly won the honor by beating out 28 other ugly dogs from around the world.

The 8-year-old rescue dog from the United Kingdom will also be invited for a photo shoot and will receive a VIP stay at the local Sheraton.

Read more:

Mugly the Ugliest Dog Looking Daper!

Doc Finally Gets Something "Flaming Wooden Shoes"

Published on June 20 2012 9:11 am

Doc's been talking about wanting Flaming Wooden Shoes, well anything, for years now...

Basically, he wants the Wooden Shoes of Teutopolis' logo with a flame on it. We're assuming it's Doc's past Olympic aspirations, or maybe he's planning on making millions on t-shirts, who knows...

Liz Wernsing of Teutopolis made it happen, in cookie form, delivering a pile of Flaming Wooden Shoes cookies to us this morning! See them here, and visit Liz's Facebook page, CookiesToGo!

Were they good? Well, they lasted about 5 minutes...that says it all.

Thanks Liz!

3 Chicks & a Stage in Studio

Published on May 23 2012 8:47 am

3 Chicks and a Stage (Monique Hortenstine, Carol Hourigan & Jeanne Wolff) obviously without their stage, joined us in studio this morning with Janie Olfield, Executive Director of the Effingham Performance Center, to talk about their Memorial Day show, "A Soldier Remembers".

Below is our full audio interview with the ladies:

The show, taking place on Memorial Day at the Effingham Performance Center, starts at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $14 for the General Public, and kids 12 & Under and all Veterans are $8.

Produced by Three Chicks and a Stage, "A Soldier Remembers" is a live musical tribute with memorable pictures on the big screen and historic scenes enacted by our local talent and our veterans.

Tickets are available through the EPC box office. Box Office hours are M-F, 11am to 2pm, except for show days and hours are 11am up to showtime. You can also call the box office at (217) 540-2788. 

Proceeds benefit Central Illinois Honor Flight.

Video: HUGE Hail in St. Louis

Published on April 30 2012 7:28 am

This is INSANE! Check out this giant hail from the storm in St. Louis Saturday.....