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Portion of Country Club Road to be closed Wednesday morning

The City of Centralia Public Works Department is announcing a temporary road closure for tree removal.  Country Club Road from Gragg Street to Point Park Lake will be closed to traffic on Wednesday, September 19th from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 11:00 a.m.  Please contact the Public Works Department with any questions or concern.Read more »

2018 09/17 – Jessica Nicole Wright

2018 09/17 – Jessica Nicole Wright

Jessica Nicole Wright, 24, of Centralia, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. Jessica’s greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family, especially her children and friends. Per her wishes, Jessica will be cremated and no public services will be held. Memorial donations may be made to either Ann…Read more »

2018 09/19 – Michael “Shane” Miller

2018 09/19 – Michael “Shane” Miller

Michael “Shane” Miller, 48, of Odin, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018 at St. Louis University Hospital. Shane had a natural ability to do repairs, there was truly nothing he couldn’t fix. He especially enjoyed working on cars as well as computers. A celebration of life service will be held at 12:00 P.M. Wednesday, September…Read more »

2018 09/17 – David W. Little

2018 09/17 – David W. Little

David W. Little, 52, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018, in Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO. He worked as a Custom Applicator for Effingham Equity and was affiliated with the Baptist Faith. Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, September 21, 2018, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Robert…Read more »

2018 09/18 – Melba Ruth Jenkins

2018 09/18 – Melba Ruth Jenkins

Melba Ruth Jenkins, 87, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 5:40 P.M. September 14, 2018 at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Melba worked for many years at Sears and Kmart before retirement. She was a member of the Crossroads Auxiliary Stitchers, where she helped make quilts for people in the area. She…Read more »

Are Changes Ahead for Retirement Accounts?

Are Changes Ahead for Retirement Accounts? A bill now in Congress proposes to alter some longstanding rules.   Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   Most Americans are not saving enough for retirement, despite ongoing encouragement to do so (and recurring warnings about what may happen if they do not). This year, lawmakers are also addressing…Read more »

2018 09/16 – Eddie Q. Lacey

2018 09/16 – Eddie Q. Lacey

Eddie Q. Lacey, 83, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 9:51 A.M. September 13, 2018 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon. Eddie was a farmer at the family farm, Green Hills Farm, where he was a second generation showman of Ayrshire cattle. He also worked as a jailer for the Jefferson…Read more »

Save & Invest Even if Money Is Tight

Save & Invest Even if Money Is Tight For millennials, today is the right time. Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   If you are under 30, you have likely heard that now is the ideal time to save and invest. You know that the power of compound interest is on your side; you recognize the…Read more »

2018 09/22 – Willie James Miller

2018 09/22 – Willie James Miller

Willie James Miller, 62, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 3:40 A.M. September 9, 2018, at his residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Willie worked as a painter in the construction industry. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him. A Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00…Read more »