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Qualified Charitable Distributions

Qualified Charitable Distributions When you reach age 70½, they can be a new way of giving. Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   As the owner of a traditional IRA, you are likely aware that you are obligated to make required minimum distributions (RMDs) once you reach age 70½. However, you may not have been aware…Read more »

2019 03/25 – Jenylle Cain

2019 03/25 – Jenylle Cain

Jenylle Cain, 83, of Patoka passed away Wednesday March 20th at her home surrounded by her loving family. Jenylle was the heart and soul of her family having raised her children and grandchildren. She had a special place in her heart for little ones and shared her love with many children over the years. Jenylle…Read more »

Believe It or DON’T

Believe It or DON’T

Believe It or DON’T On this day in 1961, the Beatles first performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool was performed. Believe It or DON’T On this day in 1963, The U.S. federal prison on San Francisco Bay’s Alcatraz Island, which had held some of the most dangerous civilian prisoners—including Al Capone and Robert Stroud,…Read more »

2019 03/23 – Gloria Kaye Goodman

2019 03/23 – Gloria Kaye Goodman

Gloria Kaye Goodman, 76 of Oskaloosa, passed away at 11:12 am on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Triplett & Neal Funeral Home in Louisville.Read more »

2019 03/25 – Nina L. Beard

2019 03/25 – Nina L. Beard

Nina L. Beard, 74, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away March 20, 2019 at her. Nina worked as a teacher’s aide at Bethel Grade School for 40 years and lovingly served in the foster grandparent program after her retirement from the school system. She was lovingly known as Miss Nina and was devoted to raising…Read more »

2019 03/23 – Andrew “Andy” S. Gainer

2019 03/23 – Andrew “Andy” S. Gainer

Andrew “Andy” S. Gainer, 77, of Centralia, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at his home. Andy grew up in Bridgeport and came to Centralia in 1969. He received his Associate Degree from Vincennes University, Bachelor Degree at Illinois State University, and Master Degree in Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He was as a Teacher and…Read more »

2019 03/23 – Mrs. Barbara Ann Johnson

2019 03/23 – Mrs. Barbara Ann Johnson

Mrs. Barbara Ann Johnson, 76, of Walnut Hill, IL passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Helia Healthcare of Salem surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Rick’s Chapel AME Zion and recently joined Second Missionary Baptist Church in Centralia. She worked as a Health Tech at Warren G.…Read more »

2019 03/23 – Jack Kelly Donahoo

2019 03/23 – Jack Kelly Donahoo

Jack Kelly Donahoo, 62, of Independence passed away Monday, March 18, 2019, after a long and hard battle against cancer. On April 5, 1980 he married Connie Jo Havens whom he met in Centralia, IL and later moved to Independence, MO where they raised their family together. During his years in Missouri he made a…Read more »

Wise World of Wellen

Wise World of Wellen

Wise World of Wellen There’s an annual marathon in Wales where people compete against horses. A person has won two times since the race started in 1980 . . . in 2004 and 2007. Before the 1920s, the movie industry wasn’t in Hollywood. They filmed in Jacksonville, Florida in the winter, and New York the…Read more »

Audit Red Flags

Audit Red Flags What raises eyebrows at the Internal Revenue Service?   Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   Are you worried about being audited? The fear may be overblown, as only 0.6% of taxpayers had their federal returns examined in 2017 (the most recent information available). That same year, only 4.3% of taxpayers with gross…Read more »