THE BUZZ Compiled from H&R staff and news service reports
Feb. 8 birthdays Composer-conductor John Williams, 79; former ABC News anchor Ted Koppel, 71; actor Nick Nolte, 70; comedian Robert Klein, 69; actor-rock musician Creed Bratton, 68; singer Ron Tyson, 63; actress Brooke Adams, 62; actress Mary Steenburgen, 58; author John Grisham, 56; actor Henry Czerny, 52; rock singer Vince Neil (Motley Crue), 50; rock singer-musician Sammy Llanas (The Neil BoDeans), 50; actress Mary McCormack, 42; rock musician Keith Nelson, 42; retired National Basketball Association player Alonzo Mourning, 41; actor Seth Green, 37; Green actor Josh Morrow, 37; rock musician Phoenix, 34; rock musician Jeremy Davis (Paramore), 26; rock musician Max Grahn, 23; actor Ryan Pinkston, 23; actress Karle Warren, 19.
Spay Day set The Humane Society of Decatur and Macon County, 2890 N. Martin Luther King Drive, will hold its seventh annual spay/neuter clinic on Tuesday, Feb. 15, for dogs and cats weighing under 50 pounds. The event is targeted for low income and unemployed pet owners. For applications, call 876-0000. Pet owners are asked to pay $20. Stray and feral cats can be brought in at no cost. Proof of vaccinations are required. About 30 volunteers and 25 staff members from Northgate Pet Clinic will be involved. Dogs weighing more than 50 pounds, will be spayed or neutered at a later date.
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Decatur-Macon County schools
Illinois State Scholars The Illinois Student Assistance Commission recognized 17,335 students from 749 different high schools from across the state as 2011-12 “Illinois State Scholars.” The winners rank in the top 10 percent of high school seniors. Selection is based on SAT, ACT and/or Prairie State achievement exam scores and/or class rank at the end of the junior year. While the prestigious
recognition does not include monetary award, recipients are encouraged to cite the honor on applications for college admission and scholarships, in addition to completing the application for federal student aid. Decatur and Macon County students are recognized today. Other Herald & Review area students will be recognized on the following Tuesdays.
Michael Birch Maxwell Collins
Blake Durbin Savannah Hicks
Aidan Chamberlain Samuel Gooding Austin Miller Matthew Miller Michael Pearson Ryan Scribner Evan Thompson
Pet of the Week Hannah, a 2-year-old boxer-terrier mix, is available for adoption at the Homeward Bound Pet Shelter, 1720 E. Huston Drive. Hannah weighs about 40 pounds and loves to be walked and played with. She is shy at first meeting, then warms up to you. Hannah’s adoption fee has been waived. She is spayed, up to date on vaccines and flea and heartworm prevention, and has an identification chip. Hours are noon to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 876-1266 or e-mail homewardboundpetshelter02@ yahoo.com.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Temitope Adeoye Jacob Boline Nichole Book Sydney Caldwell Carissa Craven James Curlin Sydney Davis
Claire Van Natta
Ethan Miller Courtney Miner Taylor Morthland Alicia Priyatmo Claire Van Natta Emily Villarreal Derekah Williams
William Grindy Erik Harm Daniel Hinze Maleah Holloway Taylor Hull Charles Long Alexandra Lutz
First Call for Help First Call for Help connects people who have a service or item to donate with individuals who need a service or item. This week, requests include: NEED
With the recent inclement weather, it has become a priority to make sure seniors are able to get in and out of their homes after bad weather hits. To help us in this effort, if you or your organization is able to shovel driveways for those seniors who could be snowed in, please contact First Call for Help with your contact information to be kept on file for future reference. If you have a “Need” or a “Have” please contact First Call for Help at 475-2255, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by posting on the Web at www.firstcalldecatur.org. First Call for Help, a United Way of Decatur and Mid-Illinois program, is an information and referral service sponsored partially by The Human Service Agency Consortium.
Dakota Alger Kaleb Damery
Ethan Johnson Ethan Johnson Miles Meador
Colin Chastain Tanner Clawson Kelsey Claypool Taylor Coit Mahmoud Elrakhawy Nabeel Khan
Ariel Spengler Lindsay Tipsword
Mitchell Lancaster John Nevill Bridget Ollesch Mary Tomlovich Rachel Vandermyde
Sabrina Hartwig Lindsay Tipsword
Decatur Christian Patrick Sullivan
Casey Acree Johnathon Franklin Sabrina Hartwig Johnathan Kraft Patrick Sullivan
Mitchell Gillen Joel Grabiel Myra Kaufman Emily West Jesse Younger
Christian Slifer Johnathan Kraft
More Macon County Scholars on D6
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
MARY HUNT Everyday Cheapskate
Don’t get stuck with lifelong debt There’s a lot of misunderstanding going on when it comes to student loans. Mostly, I believe, it’s because 18year-olds starting out their college careers in the financial aid office are naive, believing that somehow they’ll make so much money upon graduation that repayment will be both quick and easy. If I could meet with these students and their parents before they start taking on student loans, here’s what I would advise: 1. Borrow the very least you absolutely need to squeak by, not the most. Stick with federal loans, not private education loans. That means getting a job, maybe two, while you are in college so that as much as possible, you are paying as you go. This may be hard. Really hard. But that will be child’s play compared with how hard it will be to repay student debt after you graduate. 2. The minute you sign that student loan, begin to make monthly interest payments. Yes, I know you are not required to make any payments until six months after you graduate, but that is the foolish way to go. Unless you have a subsidized loan (rare these days), interest begins to accrue the minute you sign the paper. When you’re not paying, that accrued interest is added to the principal, so next month you’ll be accruing interest on the interest. That is called “compounding,” and it’s a killer when you are the borrower. I think the word “avalanche” should give you a visual illustration of what can happen. By making the small interest payments from the get-go, you’ll keep things under control. 3. The minute you graduate, begin making your scheduled payments. Don’t wait for six months, and do not look into forbearance or deferment, even if you think you might qualify. Delaying only makes the pain of repayment worse. Infinitely worse. Come up with your own three-year payment plan, not the lender’s 30year plan. 4. Do not buy a new car. Do not rent a fancy apartment. Do not do anything that would increase your debt load while you are carrying student debt. Do not believe you are entitled to a life of ease because you’ve just spent four years as a starving college student. You are not. In fact, you may need to consider moving back home to keep your cost of living low. Once freed of the debt, you’ll be in a position to get on with your life. If this all sounds scary, consider this alternative before you start borrowing money to pay for college: Opt for community college for the first two years. You’ll get the same basic general education courses that you’d take at a university, but for a fraction of the cost. Work as much as you can in those first two years to save up to pay for your last two years at a four-year college or university. That’s how you avoid student loans for life. email@example.com|Everyday Cheapskate, Box 2135 Paramount, CA 90723.
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Macon County schools
Illinois State Scholars
Dalton Van Fleet
Heather Blythe Drew Dunn Macy Harre Adam Hatcher Eric Hollinden Thomas Pelikan Alyssa Riley Dalton Van Fleet Colton Zinn
Christopher Ames Rebecca Boorstein Ashley Byers Bailey Claussen Laura Downing Christina Egbert Tara Gogerty Dylan Graff
Christopher Grimestad Qixin Han Alan Hogan Krista Jesek Jennifer Kappenman Jack Lair Hannah Lake Anna Locke
Samantha Lynch Sloane Lynch Kathryn McDaniel Gregory Miller Mclaine Parkinson Jacob Smith Grant Stoecker David Taschner
MORE SCHOLARS NEXT WEEK
MILITARY Pvt. Andrew Y. Barber graduated from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif. He is the son of Charles and Carol Barber of Frankfort, Barber formerly of Mount Zion, and is a 2010 graduate of Lincoln-Way East High School,
non Spc. Adam F. Gist graduated from basic military training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He is the son of Dan and Gist Rhonda Gist of Decatur and is a graduate of Eisenhower
non Air National Guard Airman Zachary S. Morgason graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Morgason Texas. He is the son of Scot Morgason of Peoria
and Angelique Fairbrother of Decatur. non Air Force Reserve Master Sgt. Rachel E. Reed has been promoted to the rank of master sergeant in the Air Force. She is the daughter of Roger and Sue Songer of Charleston and a graduate of Charleston High School. non Army Pfc. Jakeb D. Ault graduated from basic combat train-
ing at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Herbert Ault Mattoon and Ramona Woodard of Decatur and is a 2010 graduate of Mattoon High School. non Army National Guard Pvt. Tommy Lee D. Wright graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Beverly Cripps of Salem.
non The Herald & Review publishes military news free of charge. Information is published as space is available in the order it is received. Send information, with a contact name and phone number for verification, to: Military news, Herald & Review, 601 E. William St., Decatur, IL 62523, fax 421-7965 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.