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THE BUZZ Compiled from H&R staff and news service reports

March 1 birthdays Actor Robert Clary, 85; singer Harry Belafonte, 84; former U.S. Solicitor General Robert H. Bork, 84; actor Robert Conrad, 76; rock singer Mike D’Abo (Manfred Mann), 67; former U.S. Sen. John Breaux, D-La., 67; rock singer Roger Daltrey, 67; actor Dirk Benedict, 66; actor Alan Thicke, 64; actor-director Ron Howard, 57; actress Catherine Bach, 57; country singer Janis Gill (aka Janis Oliver Cummins) (SweetDaly hearts of the Rodeo), 57; actor Tim Daly, 55; singer-musician Jon Carroll, 54; rock musician Bill Leen, 49; actor Maurice Bernard, 48; actor Russell Wong, 48; Bieber actor John David Cullum, 45; actor George Eads, 44; actor Javier Bardem, 42; actor Jack Davenport, 38; rock musician Ryan Peake (Nickelback), 38; actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar, 37; actor Jensen Ackles, 33; TV host Donovan Patton, 33; rock musician Sean Woolstenhulme, 30; rhythm-andblues singer Sammie, 24; pop singer Justin Bieber, 17.

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The Illinois Student Assistance Commission recognized 17,335 students from 749 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. Students from Effingham, Piatt, Richland and Shelby counties are recognized today.

Alyssa Dukeman Tyler O'Hara

Alyssa Dukeman

Nichole Weedman Jesek West

Tyler O’Hara

Nicole Weedman

Jesek West

Sarah O’Brien

Dillon Price

Bement

Monticello

Attic treasures An antique and fine arts appraisal event, “Treasures from the Attic,” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, in the Macon County History Museum, 5580 North Fork Road. Edwin Walker, chairman of the Millikin University Art Department and director of the Birks Museum, will be the appraiser. There will be a limit of two items a person to receive a verbal appraisal for $20. Call 422-4919.

Kristyn Barrett

Perry Biddle

Elyse Bielser

Alyssa Burgard

Jenny Bentley

Kyla Cary

Jenny Bentley Sarah O'Brien

Dillon Price

Central A&M Connor Dalzell

Nathan Douglas

Catherine Hixson

Amanda Eversole

Boswell Hutson

Patrick Hayes

Kalyn Miller

Johnathan Hettinger

Matthew Palla

Elayna Brewer

Trenton Duncan

Ryan Gant

Anderson Himes

Emily Miller

Breck Seitz

Alex Romine

Pet of the Week Bella, a beautiful long-haired kitty, is available for adoption at the Macon County Animal Control and Care Center, 2820 E. Parkway Drive. Bella is spayed, is super-friendly and gets along with other cats. The adoption fee is $94.50 and includes vaccinations, de-worming and AVID microchip. Visiting hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 425-4508.To see more pets awaiting homes, visit www. petfinder.com/shelters/IL425.html.

Andrew Schumacher Kristyn Barrett Perry Biddle Elyse Bielser Alyssa Burgard Kyla Cary Connor Dalzell Nathan Douglas

Rebekah Seevers

Carrie Wilson

Elayna Brewer Trenton Duncan Ryan Gant

Blake Woolley Alex Romine Andrew Schumacher Rebekah Seevers Carrie Wilson Blake Woolley

Amanda Eversole Patrick Hayes Johnathan Hettinger Catherine Hixson Boswell Hutson Kalyn Miller Matthew Palla

Anderson Himes Emily Miller Breck Seitz

West Richland

Cowden-Herrick Alyssa Casner

Lindsey Drewes

Windsor

East Richland

Torey Leasher

Alyssa Casner

Effingham Logan Carlson

Matthew Chaplin

Daffney Gomendoza

Timothy Hahn II

Ryan Kermicle

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 A woman who is the sole caregiver of her elderly mother is in need of a chair lift for the stairs in her home. If you or your organization is able to assist her in getting this, she would greatly appreciate it. If you have a “Need” or a “Have,” please contact First Call for Help at 475-2255, by e-mail at info@firstcalldecatur.org or by posting on the Web at www.firstcall decatur.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.

Kellen Kocher

Mackenzie Pool

Logan Carlson Matthew Chaplin Daffney Gomendoza Timothy Hahn II

Marissa Runyon

Keon Stallard

Kelsey Byars Rachael Croy

Rachael Croy

Matthew Durbin Sara Reber

Allison Dawkins

Jason Haarmann

Stephanie Lankford

Daniel Lechman

Audrey Majors

Danielle Michalek

Kathryn Miller

Derek Minor

Anna Percival

Meghan Scott

Keon Stallard Shuo Zheng

Ryan Kermicle Kellen Kocher Mackenzie Pool Marissa Runyon

Matthew Durbin

Madalyn Bozdech

Shuo Zheng

Shelbyville

Kelsey Byars

Chance Baker

Sara Reber

Matthew Thompson

Chance Baker Madalyn Bozdech Allison Dawkins Jason Haarmann Stephanie Lankford Daniel Lechman Audrey Majors

Matthew Thompson

Stewardson-Strasburg Patrick Braden Lucas Helton

Cody Locke Luke Rincker

Gabriel Wascher

Usman Shah

Danielle Michalek Kathryn Miller Derek Minor Anna Percival Meghan Scott Usman Shah


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Feb. 22 birthdays Announcer Don Pardo, 93; actor Paul Dooley, 83; Hollywood “ghost singer” Marni Nixon, 81; movie director Jonathan Demme, 67; actor John Ashton, 63; actress Miou-Miou, 61; actress Julie Walters, 61; Basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving, 61; actress Ellen Greene, 60; former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., 59; White House adviser David Axelrod, 56; actor Kyle MacLachlan, 52; World Golf Hall of Famer Vijay Dratch Singh, 48; actresscomedian Rachel Dratch, 45; actor Paul Lieberstein (TV: “The Office”), 44; actress Jeri Ryan, 43; actor Thomas Jane, 42; actress Tamara Mello, Higgenson 41; actress-singer Lea Salonga, 40; actor Jose Solano, 40; International Tennis Hall of Famer Michael Chang, 39; rock musician Scott Phillips, 38; actress Drew Barrymore, 36; actress Liza Huber, 36; singer James Blunt, 34; rock singer Tom Higgenson (Plain White T’s), 32; actor Zach Roerig (TV: “The Vampire Diaries”), 26; actor Daniel E. Smith, 21.

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Art auction to benefit area residents with medical bills Wednesday

Pet of the Week Indy, a 9-year-old domestic shorthair with unusual markings, is available for adoption at the Macon County Animal Control and Care Center, 2820 E. Parkway Drive. He likes to cuddle up and still likes to play. The adoption fee is $94.50 and includes neutering, vaccinations, deworming and an AVID microchip. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 4254508. To see more pets awaiting homes, visit www.petfinder.com/ shelters/IL425.html.

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Illinois State Scholars The Illinois Student Assistance Commission recognized 17,335 students from 749 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

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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. Students from Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Logan, Montgomery and Moultrie counties are recognized today. Other counties will be recognized on the following Tuesdays.

Emily Dickinson Erica Smith

Emily Dickinson

Villa Grove

Brigette Ealy Cole Ohnesorge

Erica Smith

Brigette Ealy

Kansas Michael Rosenbaum Myranda Tabb

Altamont Austin Kopplin Alyssa Mehl Eric Douglas

Clayton Metheny

Eric Douglas Clayton Metheny

Ramsey

Alex Mitsdarfer

Casey Quinn

Alex Mitsdarfer Casey Quinn

Darrin Wax Darrin Wax

Jason Smith Katherine Saxton

Dieterich

Katherine Saxton

Jordan Boerngen Taran Bohnhoff

Kelly Flach Katelyn Hartke

Brownstown

Vandalia

Allison Bigelow Nicholas Rainey Caitlin Rochkes

South Central Danielle Hall Carissa Lotz Beau Manuel

Daniel Bell

Stan Hackman

Daniel Bell Stan Hackman

Hannah Hans

Taylor Parrish

Julie Schilling

St. Anthony

Robert Andrews

Dylan Casey

Natalie Earnest

Natasha Earnest

Mark Fehrenbacher

Jordan Kocher

Eric Lemay

Dalton Pickens

Michael Probst

Aubrey Richards

Robert Andrews Dylan Casey Natalie Earnest Natasha Earnest Mark Fehrenbacher Jordan Kocher

Eric Lemay Dalton Pickens Michael Probst Aubrey Richards Elizabeth Taylor Adam Woods

Elizabeth Jansen

Michelle Jansen

Kelly McHugh

Michael McHugh

Anna Mitchell

Marilyn Sudkamp

Aaron Wall

Makenzie Weishaar

Elizabeth Jansen Michelle Jansen Kelly McHugh Michael McHugh

Mount Pulaski

Adam Woods

First Call for Help

Derek Deters

Julie Schilling

Jenna Telger

Taylor Parrish Jenna Telger

Hannah Hans Natasha Opfer

Newton

Elizabeth Taylor

Natasha Opfer

Teutopolis 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 A 14-year-old girl, who is hearingimpaired, is in need of American Sign Language classes. She and her mother cannot afford the $65 required for classes. If you or your organization would be able to assist the young lady with sign language classes or scholarship for the courses, contact First Call for Help. If you have a “Need” or a “Have,” contact First Call for Help at 4752255, by e-mail at info@firstcalldecatur.org or by posting on the Web at www.firstcalldecatur.org.

Cole Ohnesorge

Arthur Daniel Allen Christian Rose

Photo exhibit A photography exhibit, “An Enduring Vision: Illinois Nature Preserves and Land and Water Preserves,” is being displayed through February in the Rock Springs Nature Center. The 22 images were chosen from submissions to Outdoor Illinois magazine.

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Memorial fund growing The proposed World War II Memorial Fund was boosted with a $1,000 contribution from John and Barbara McCoy of Decatur. The memorial is scheduled to be built on the Decatur Civic Center grounds. Funds are being accepted at the Veterans Assistance Commission of Macon County, 141 S. Main St., Decatur, IL 62523.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Kara Esker

Brooke Goldstein

Nicholas Heuerman

Hannah Allen

Patrick Bree

Haley Casper

Ethan Cline

Breanne Iffert

Anna Mitchell Marilyn Sudkamp Aaron Wall Makenzie Weishaar

Lincoln Morgan Barrick Jared Berger Katherine Boss Patrick Carroll Reiley Davis Brock Endres Sarah Fuller Ryan Huffer Audra Krusz Kathryn Langdon Bethany Last Stephen Oney Catrice Parke Stacy Ashley Paulus Joshua Sager Shanna Sheen Nathaniel Smith Tanner Smith Nikki Taylor

Hillsboro William Jansen II

Hunter Jurgens

Mary Niemerg

Joshua Seibert

Derek Deters Kara Esker Brooke Goldstein Nicholas Heuerman Breanne Iffert William Jansen II Dana Westendorf

Benjamin Zuber

Blake Thoele Hunter Jurgens Mary Niemerg Joshua Seibert Blake Thoele Dana Westendorf Benjamin Zuber

Samantha Nichols Hannah Allen Patrick Bree Haley Casper Ethan Cline Samantha Nichols

William Bader Alyssa Billington Brooke Dean Olivia Ervin John Fogle Mitchell Jarman Ashley Jones Evan Malloy Sydni Wilson

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Guild gives a boost to youth music Here’s a salute to the Symphony Orchestra Guild of Decatur for supplementing music education in the public schools. That’s the mission of the Guild’s Education Committee led by Marilyn Mertz, the retired public schools music coordinator. Helping her are Thelma Martin, Carol Graham, Anne McCord, Jeannie Rade, Kay Villarreal, Larry Wade, Paul DeBruine and Marilyn Davis. Encouraging young musicians and supporting music education are key components of the Symphony Guild’s mission. Here’s how: n Musical instruments: In partnership with the Decatur Public Schools Foundation, the Guild collected used instruments and purchased additional instruments for underprivileged children in grades four through six to check out as loaner instruments. n Instrumental “petting zoo”: At Franklin School and Brush College School, children have had the opportunity to pick out an instrument and make a sound on it. More than 88 percent of the students involved expressed an interest in playing an instrument. Supported by numerous studies, the Guild’s education committee feels that students who play a musical instrument are more successful in academic learning and in developing self-discipline, self-esteem, self-confidence and music appreciation. n Live performances: The guild offers in-school live performances by area musicians for elementary and middle school students. On Feb. 18, the Gamelan Ensemble from Indonesia performed at Stevenson, Our Lady of Lourdes and South Shores schools. In December, a trio of Education Committee members — Rade, piano; Villarreal, violin: and McCord, cello — played at the Lutheran School Association and Holy Family School. In January, Karen Meece, piano, and Jim Walker, clarinet, performed at Stevenson School, Oak Grove School and Parsons School. n Decatur Youth Symphony Orchestra: The guild buys music, provides music librarians and assistants, provides transportation needs, supplements the director’s salary and works with Millikin University to provide rehearsal and performance facilities for the youth orchestra. The organization of students in grades seven through 12 meets once a week in Kirkland Fine Arts Center and performs under the direction of Neal Smith. n Bus transportation: The guild pays bus transportation for Decatur public schools thirdgraders to attend PASS concerts by the Decatur Youth Symphony Orchestra. PASS is a Decatur Area Arts Council program, the Performing Arts Student Series. n Scholarships: The guild offers music camp scholarships and private lessons to students in grades five through 11. About 15 scholarships worth $500 to $600 are awarded each year. This year, auditions will be March 11 and 12 in the Millikin School of Music. n Opportunities: For the past five years, the guild has paid for chamber music opportunities for students who are members of the youth symphony. Chamber music coaches have been hired to work with small ensembles such as wind quintets, brass quintets, string quartets or trios and percussion ensembles. n Rehearsal help: For the first time, the guild is funding music rehearsal help for secondary instrumental music students. Decatur public schools instrumental music staff can register for hourly class time help by contacting Villarreal, 875-4114. Millikin music faculty and advanced Millikin students will teach playing techniques and music interpretation during the sessions. bfallstrom@herald-review.com|421-7981

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No sitting around for America’s oldest female vet By BOB FALLSTROM H&R Community News Editor

VANDALIA — At age 103, Mildred McDowell can’t sit still. As a resident of the Vandalia Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, she found there was no place to walk. “I haven’t been outside for three months,” she said. “I’ve walked all my life, I miss walking.” Accordingly, the perky former school teacher and Air Force veteran transferred last week to the Quincy Veterans Home, where she had lived previously. “There are plenty of places to walk in Quincy,” she explained. Her 103rd birthday was Thursday. McDowell is believed to be the oldest surviving female U.S. military veteran. “That’s not confirmed,” she cautioned. She had an early start in walking as a student, going two miles to school and two miles back to her farm home north of Bingham in Fayette

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Mildred McDowell, 103, was 35 when she enlisted during World War II. County. She graduated from Ramsey High School, studied one year at Illinois State Nor-

mal School (today’s Illinois State University) and became a teacher in one-room school-

houses in the Vandalia area. McDowell yearned to serve in World War II and, at the age of 35, decided to enlist in the Women’s Army Corps. Because she had signed a contract to teach the following year and always kept her word, her departure was delayed. “Papa always told us kids (eight in the family) to keep a contract once you sign it,” she said. She wanted to be shipped overseas. When she received a letter from her mother questioning such a move, she gave up the idea and wound up at an airfield in New Mexico packing parachutes and, later, as an airplane parts supply clerk. In December 1945, she was discharged. “I couldn’t find a teaching job,” she said, so a few months later she re-enlisted and was transferred to the Air Force. This time, there was no question about going overseas. “Except Japan — I didn’t want to go there,” she said. A clerical job in Wiesbaden, Germany, suited her. “I wanted to travel, and Germany was

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Stephen Ryherd

Dalton Whetsell

Andrew Sparrow

Devin Bauman

Sierra Hamlin

Kenzie Howell

Andrew Sparrow Dalton Whetsell

Heather Clements Zachary Righter Stephen Ryherd

Okaw Valley Seth Harshman Erik Scott Wesley Seitz

Mackenzie O’Malley Devin Bauman Sierra Hamlin Kenzie Howell

Seth Harshman

Erik Scott

Wesley Seitz

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it,” she said. “When I had leave and money, I’d take off to all parts of Europe.” The downside was a water shortage in Wiesbaden. “Men shaved with beer,” she recalled. Discharged in 1949, McDowell continued to travel. “I’ve been to Alaska, Africa, China and Australia.” she said. She served in the Reserves until she reached the 20-year retirement mark. She never married. “I was too busy traveling,” she said. “I could take care of myself.” McDowell’s family includes 17 nieces and nephews and 30 great-nieces and nephews. Physically, she weighs 90 pounds, is blind in the left eye, making it impossible to read, and has an ailing shoulder and a swollen tongue. Like all of us, she is eager to see the first robin and the first violet of spring.

David Wise Mackenzie O’Malley David Wise

MORE SCHOLARS NEXT WEEK

Whether it has something to do with your job, home, school or community, people of all ages in Central Illinois are looking toward the future. We would like to know what you believe the future has in store for you and share it with us in an essay. The newspaper is planning its annual Outlook special sections on March 20 and 27 and the theme is "Building for the Future." We plan to report about the hopes and dreams of the people in the community where you live, work and learn. However, we would also like you to tell us about your future in your own words. Send your stories to Managing Editor Dave Dawson by email at ddawson@herald-review. com or conventional mail at 601 E. William St., Decatur, IL 62523. Essays should be less than 300 words and they should be in our possession by 5 p.m. Friday, March 11. Please include daytime and evening phone numbers. The stories do not have to be limited to individuals. If your community or business has a vision of the future, share that, too.


THE BUZZ Compiled from H&R staff and news service reports

Feb. 15 birthdays Actor Allan Arbus, 93; former Illinois Congressman John Anderson, 89; former Defense and Energy Secretary James Schlesinger, 82; actress Claire Bloom, 80; author Susan Brownmiller, 76; songwriter Brian Holland, 70; rock musician Mick Avory (The Kinks), 67; jazz musician Henry Threadgill, 67; actress Jane Seymour, 60; singer Melissa Manchester, 60; actress Seymour Lynn Whitfield, 58; “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening, 57; model Janice Dickinson, 56; actor Christopher McDonald, 56; reggae singer Ali Campbell, 52; actor Joseph R. Gannascoli, 52; musician Mikey Craig (Culture Club), 51; College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Darrell Green, 51; country singer Michael Reynolds (Pinmonkey), 47; actor Michael Easton, 44; rock musician Stevie Benton (Drowning Pool), 40; actress Renee O’Connor, 40; actress Sarah Wynter, 38; rock singer Brandon Boyd (Incubus), 35; rock musician Ronnie Vannucci (The Killers), 35; actress Ashley Lyn Cafagna, 28; actress Amber Riley (TV: “Glee”), 25.

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Illinois State Scholars The Illinois Student Assistance Commission recognized 17,335 students from 749 different high schools from across the state as 201112 “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. Students from Bond, Clark, Clay, Christian, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland and DeWitt counties are recognized today. Other counties will be recognized on the following Tuesdays.

Charleston

Mulberry Grove

Martinsville Kayla Connelly Cara Cribelar

Kayla Connelly

Joanna Brewer Deanna Phipps

Cara Cribelar

Joanna Brewer

Deanna Phipps

Greenville

Show choirs to compete The 25th annual Sullivan Show Choir Invitational will be Saturday, Feb. 19, starting at 7:30 a.m. in Sullivan Hugh School. Show choirs will compete in four divisions: junior high school, unisex, prep varsity and high school mixed. There also will be a solo competition; winning male and female soloists will perform at 7:30 p.m. before the final competition. Schools entered are Troy, Mo.; Elletsville, Ind.; Hanover, Ind.; Mount Zion, Manteno, O’Fallon, Watseka, Franklin Middle School, Herscher, Springfield Southeast and CreteMonee. The Sullivan Singers, New Generation and Sullivan Singers Jr. will perform, with the Sullivan Singers Jr. at noon, the New Generation at 5:30 p.m. and the Sullivan Singers at 11 p.m.

Sarah Bower

Michaela Cline

Quintin Davis

Erin Emmett

Ryan Endsley

Abby Esker

Nathan Fritz

Faith Haugh

Jonathan Hawkins

Timothy Hiser

Geri Lanham

Brianna Roy Rankin

Aleta Smith

Ashley Smith

Alexa Wagner

Colton Adamick

Chelsie Evans

Lauren Karnowski

Katie Holzhauer

Abbigail Flamm

Logan Lippert

Colton Adamick Clair Brendel Chelsie Evans Abbigail Flamm Isaac Gilmore Ashley Holden Katie Holzhauer Ashley Horsfall Peter Huston

Katelynn Mollett Lauren Karnowski Logan Lippert Katelynn Mollett Caitlin Nance Melissa Phillips Alexander Simmonds Mallory Smith Nori Stone Kevin Wade

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Pet of the Week Brutus, a wirehaired terrier mix, is available for adoption at Love at First Sight in Hickory Point Mall, Forsyth. Born Nov. 12, Brutus has been neutered, is current on vaccines, has had deworming and flea prevention treatments and has an identification chip. The fee is $273. Call 877-5683.

Samantha Watson

Jessie Wheeler

Justin Wright

Faith Haugh Jonathan Hawkins Timothy Hiser Geri Lanham Taylor Lester Nicholas Olsen Brianna Roy Rankin Alena Shelton

Sarah Bower Michaela Cline Quintin Davis Erin Emmett Ryan Endsley Abby Esker Nathan Fritz Allison Hart

Aleta Smith Ashley Smith Alexa Wagner Samantha Watson Jessie Wheeler Justin Wright

Jordan Hanners

Morgan Davidson Jordan Hanners

Dakota Strange

Jerald Worthington

Dakota Strange Jerald Worthington

Flora

Pana

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: NEEDS: ■ A home being renovated was recently burglarized, and the water heater and all fixtures were stolen from the kitchen and bathroom. The tenant cannot afford to buy replacements. If anyone could offer rebates from hardware stores, assistance or any unwanted/gently used fixtures please contact First Call for Help. ■ An elderly lady needs a wheelchair. She has had 14 surgeries and is using a cane, but she can no longer get around as easily as she used to. If you have a “Need” or a “Have,” please contact First Call for Help at 475-2255, by email at info@firstcalldecatur.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.

Morgan Davidson

Brandon Beckham

Brett Amling

Trevor Gullett

Marissa Kircher

Kristen Poole

Taylorville

South Fork Kimberly King

Clay City

Stefanie Borntreger

North Clay

Jesse Clifton

Stefanie Borntreger Jesse Clifton

Oblong Kelsey Maus Tabitha Songer Katelyn Hosselton Katelyn Hosselton

Morgan Healy

Natalie Yates

Morgan Healy Natalie Yates

Jonah Zink Jonah Zink

Kelsie Hostettler

James Rinehart

Oakland

Mariah Schoonover

Clayton Henson

Brandon Beckham Joy Gorrell Clayton Henson Kelsie Hostettler Kristen Poole James Rinehart

David Kirkbride

Brett Amling Trevor Gullett Marissa Kircher David Kirkbride Quintan Miller Mariah Schoonover Quintan Miller

Joy Gorrell

Marshall Logan Morecraft Whitney Stepp

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Jared Abshire Austin Bottrell Cassandra Burton Louis Cella Kelsi Champley Alexander Driskell Kenneth Engeling Erynn Hendricks Matthew Hooper John Hutson Paul King Alexandra Knight Kirsten Marucco Cortney McKinney Shannon Mitchell Lanae Ringler Margaret Shride Justin Southworth Robert Spurling Matthew Steele

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THE DISH H&R news service reports

LIZ STILL HOSPITALIZED: Elizabeth Taylor’s treatment for congestive heart failure will likely cause her to spend another few days in a Los Angeles hospital, a spokeswoman for the actress said. She said Taylor was resting comfortably and had been receiving family and friends in her room throughout the weekend at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Taylor Taylor, 78, was admitted late last week and was being treated for symptoms caused by congestive heart failure, a condition she disclosed in 2004. “At this stage, with her history, they’re going to want to keep her in for a while just to make sure they’ve fixed what they needed to fix,” Morrison said. Taylor has appeared in more than 50 films and won Oscars for her performances in “Butterfield 8” (1960) and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966). Her diagnosis for congestive heart failure, compounded with spinal fractures and the effects of scoliosis, left her nearly bedridden. She has also battled pneumonia, ulcers, amoebic dysentery and bursitis, and she had a benign brain tumor removed in 1997. In recent years, she has had to use a wheelchair when out in public. PACEMAKER FOR MUTI: Doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital say a common heart rhythm disturbance caused Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti to faint during a rehearsal. Muti Cardiologist Bradley Knight said doctors have implanted a standard pacemaker to help ensure it doesn’t happen again. Knight says the 69-year-old Muti has superb heart function overall and that the pacemaker should correct the problem. Muti suffered a broken jaw and facial fractures when he fell from the podium Feb. 3, and he has been hospitalized since then. NEW MUSIC DUE: Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley is releasing a collection of hymns and spirituals. Nashville’s Rebel Records says the album, called “A Mother’s Prayer,” will be out April 19. Considered the foremost artist of Appalachian music, the 84year-old Stanley will draw on stark ballads Stanley and the church music of his youth. Some of the selections will be a cappella, while the Grammy-winning Clinch Mountain Boys will back him up on others. Stanley is best known for his music in the Coen Brothers film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” in 2000. His song “O, Death” on the soundtrack earned him two Grammy awards.

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Illinois State Scholars Mattoon

Clinton

Hannah Austin

Kaitlyn Bradd

Lauren Buck

Paul Calio

Rex Colgrove

Lauren Cox

Christopher Havlik

Michael Heller

Doug Henness

Jenna Jackley

Laura Baker

Diane Bridges

Abbie Higgins

Timothy Cooper

Chloe Morris

Dylan Etayo

Jessica Tarbox

William Leitch

Shannon Lowry

Anastacia Peadro

Lindsay Quick

Haley Westfall

Patrick Grimm Abbie Higgins Chloe Morris Jessica Tarbox Haley Westfall

Laura Baker Diane Bridges Timothy Cooper Dylan Etayo Tallulah Gill Jordan Good Dalton Lee

Tallulah Gill

Cumberland

We want your stories Whether it has something to do with your job, home, school or community, people of all ages in Central Illinois are looking toward the future. We would like to know what you believe the future has in store for you and share it with us in an essay. The newspaper is planning its annual Outlook special sections on March 20 and 27 and the theme is "Building for the Future." We plan to report about the hopes and dreams of the people in the community where you live, work and learn. However, we would also like you to tell us about your future in your own words. Send your stories to Managing Editor Dave Dawson by email at ddawson@herald-review. com or conventional mail at 601 E. William St., Decatur, IL 62523. Essays should be less than 300 words and they should be in our possession by 5 p.m. Friday, March 11. Please include daytime and evening phone numbers. The stories do not have to be limited to individuals. If your community or business has a vision of the future, share that, too.

Emily Rardin

Tiffany Wolf

Hannah Austin Kaitlyn Bradd Lauren Buck Paul Calio Rex Colgrove Lauren Cox Christopher Havlik Michael Heller Doug Henness Jenna Jackley

Micah Wolfe

Philip Zike

Dalton Lee William Leitch Shannon Lowry Anastacia Peadro Lindsay Quick Emily Rardin Tiffany Wolf Micah Wolfe Philip Zike

Dakota Czerwonka

Tyler Ingram

Alison Kimble

Dakota Czerwonka Tyler Ingram

Sara Stone

Alison Kimble Sara Stone

Neoga

Robinson Kelsey Atteberry Joshua Avery Curtis Baker Samuel Buercklin Deena Condrey Emily Jenkins

Andrew Scott Cassidy Sowle Brendan Thompson Lindsey Watts Emily Williams Ellen Wilson

Olivia Deters

Kristina Kastl

Olivia Deters Kristina Kastl Tyler Pikowski

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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

Eisenhower

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

Michael Birch Maxwell Collins

MacArthur

Blake Durbin

Savannah Hicks

Blake Durbin Savannah Hicks

Lindsay Stenger

Lindsay Stenger

St. Teresa

Temitope Adeoye

Jacob Boline

Nichole Book

Sydney Caldwell

Carissa Craven

James Curlin

Sydney Davis

William Grindy

Erik Harm

Daniel Hinze

Aidan Chamberlain

Samuel Gooding

Michael Pearson

Matthew Miller

Austin Miller

Ryan Scribner

Evan Thompson

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.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Maleah Holloway

Taylor Hull

Charles Long

Alexandra Lutz

Ethan Miller

Maroa-Forsyth

Courtney Miner

Taylor Morthland

Alicia Priyatmo

Temitope Adeoye Jacob Boline Nichole Book Sydney Caldwell Carissa Craven James Curlin Sydney Davis

Derekah Williams

Claire Van Natta

Emily Villarreal

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

Argenta-Oreana

Colin Chastain

Tanner Clawson

Kelsey Claypool

Taylor Coit

Mahmoud Elrakhawy

Nabeel Khan

Mitchell Lancaster

John Nevill

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 info@firstcalldecatur.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

Dakota Alger Kaleb Damery

Ethan Johnson Ethan Johnson Miles Meador

Sangamon Valley

Casey Acree

Johnathon Franklin

Miles Meador

Zachary Rambo

Zachary Rambo

LSA

Bridget Ollesch

Mary Tomlovich

Colin Chastain Tanner Clawson Kelsey Claypool Taylor Coit Mahmoud Elrakhawy Nabeel Khan

Ariel Spengler Lindsay Tipsword

Meridian

Ariel Spengler

Mitchell Gillen

Mitchell Lancaster John Nevill Bridget Ollesch Mary Tomlovich Rachel Vandermyde

Sabrina Hartwig Lindsay Tipsword

Joel Grabiel

Decatur Christian Patrick Sullivan

Casey Acree Johnathon Franklin Sabrina Hartwig Johnathan Kraft Patrick Sullivan

Myra Kaufman

Emily West

Mitchell Gillen Joel Grabiel Myra Kaufman Emily West Jesse Younger

Christian Slifer Johnathan Kraft

Rachel Vandermyde

Jesse Younger

Christian Slifer

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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. mary@everydaycheapskate.com|Everyday Cheapskate, Box 2135 Paramount, CA 90723.

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Macon County schools

Illinois State Scholars Warrensburg-Latham

Heather Blythe

Drew Dunn

Macy Harre

Adam Hatcher

Eric Hollinden

Thomas Pelikan

Alyssa Riley

Dalton Van Fleet

Colton Zinn

Heather Blythe Drew Dunn Macy Harre Adam Hatcher Eric Hollinden Thomas Pelikan Alyssa Riley Dalton Van Fleet Colton Zinn

Mount Zion

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

David Taschner

Christopher Ames Rebecca Boorstein Ashley Byers Bailey Claussen Laura Downing Christina Egbert Tara Gogerty Dylan Graff

Mclaine Parkinson

Jacob Smith

Grant Stoecker

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

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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,

Frankfort.

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

High School.

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 bfallstrom@heraldreview.com.


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