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2018 11/20 – Dorothy May Barnes

2018 11/20 – Dorothy May Barnes

Dorothy May Barnes, 86, of Edwardsville, formerly of Patoka passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Mrs. Barnes was a lifelong member of the Patoka Christian Church where she showed Jesus’ love and taught VBS. She continued her generosity to the community by volunteering as a Cub Scout Leader. Dorothy…Read more »

Investing Means Tolerating Some Risk

Investing Means Tolerating Some Risk That truth must always be recognized. Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources                         When financial markets have a bad day, week, or month, discomforting headlines and data can swiftly communicate a message to retirees and retirement savers alike: equity investments are risky things, and Wall Street is a risky place.…Read more »

2018 11/17 – Abram James Bruck

2018 11/17 – Abram James Bruck

Abram James Bruck, 1 Hour and 29 Minutes, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 4:20 A.M. November 13, 2018 at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital. Rest in peace son, you fought long and hard, you will never be forgotten. We’ll always love and miss you. Per the family’s request Private Services will be held. Memorials…Read more »

2018 11/17 – Evelyn “Eloise” Helpingstine

2018 11/17 – Evelyn “Eloise” Helpingstine

Evelyn “Eloise” Helpingstine, 101, of Mishawaka, Indiana passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Sprenger Healthcare of Mishawaka, Indiana. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Odin with Chaplain Joannie Naraghi officiating. Interment will be in Harvey’s Cemetery in Kell. Friends…Read more »

2018 11/17 – Candace Ann “Candy” Bundy

2018 11/17 – Candace Ann “Candy” Bundy

Candace Ann “Candy” Bundy, 71, of Centralia passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. Candy had a caring heart and enjoyed brightening her patient’s day when she worked at Bryan Manor. She was a true animal lover, never meeting a cat or dog she didn’t take the time…Read more »

2018 11/17 – Ray Black

2018 11/17 – Ray Black

On November 11th, Ray Black said his last “I love you” to his three children and their families. He passed away while being treated at Prairie Heart Institute in Springfield, IL. He would spend his life in Mt. Vernon often working alongside his dad. Though Joan and he loved to travel, he always said there…Read more »

Wise World of Wellen

Wise World of Wellen

Wise World of Wellen 1. “Jaws” was the first major movie to film in the ocean. Up until then, water scenes were always filmed in lakes or on sets. 2. The original plan for the show “24” was a comedy about the day leading up to a wedding. 3. Sonic the Hedgehog was originally named…Read more »

2018 11/17 – Geneview Revis

2018 11/17 – Geneview Revis

Geneview Revis of Vandalia, age 95 died Monday, November 12 at the Fayette County Long Term Care in Vandalia. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 17 at Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia.  Time of service is 11 AM with visitation from 10 AM until the funeral hour. Survivors include daughters, Charlotte Blunt and husband…Read more »

Tax Changes That May Be Overlooked

Tax Changes That May Be Overlooked Some alterations to the Internal Revenue Code were less publicized than others. Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   Late last year, federal tax laws underwent sweeping changes. Nearly a year later, you can be forgiven for not keeping up with them all. Here is a look at some important…Read more »