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2019 06/19 – George Delbert Thompson

2019 06/19 – George Delbert Thompson

George Delbert Thompson, 95, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 8:23 P.M. June 15, 2019, at Mount Vernon Healthcare Center in Mount Vernon. George proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps from November 13, 1943, to May 21, 1946, in World War II. He served as a Field Artillery Crewman in…Read more »

Pension Plans & De-risking

Pension Plans & De-risking Corporations are transferring pension liabilities to third parties. Where does this leave retirees? Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   A new term has made its way into today’s financial jargon: de-risking. Anyone with assets in an old-school pension plan should know what it signifies.   De-risking is when a large employer…Read more »

The Cost of Procrastination

The Cost of Procrastination Don’t let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial goals. Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   Some of us share a common experience. You’re driving along when a police cruiser pulls up behind you with its lights flashing. You pull over, the officer gets out, and your heart drops.   “Are…Read more »

2019 06/17 – Gary Dale Carroll

2019 06/17 – Gary Dale Carroll

Gary Dale Carroll, 59, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 1:52 A.M June 13, 2019 at his residence. Gary served in the U.S. Army from 1981 – 1986. During his service he obtained the Sharpshooter Badge and the Rifle State Active Duty Ribbon. He was the owner and operator of a carpet cleaning business…Read more »

2019 06/14 – Larry George West

2019 06/14 – Larry George West

Larry George West, 77, of Salem, passed away at 4:40 am on Monday, June 12, 2019 at Kindred Hospital in Peoria. Larry was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, loved crafts and making quilts. Many of his quilts were on display at the Marion County Fair. He was a member of the Kinmundy Christian Church.…Read more »

2019 06/15 – Dana Myers

2019 06/15 – Dana Myers

Dana Myers, 51, of Odin passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Dana worked at Odin Health Care Center where she treasured the friendships of those there that she considered family. She will be remembered decked out in her Cardinal gear, cheering on their every win, as she was one…Read more »

2019 06/17 – Lova M. Matchell

2019 06/17 – Lova M. Matchell

Lova M. Matchell, 94, of Jackson, Tennessee, formerly of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 12:34 P.M. June 11, 2019 at Maple Hill Health Care Center in Jackson, Tennessee. A Graveside Service will be held at Monday, June 17, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Hams Grove Cemetery in Opdyke, Illinois. Interment will follow. Call Hughey…Read more »

2019 06/21 – Gary W. Johnson

2019 06/21 – Gary W. Johnson

Gary W. Johnson, 70, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 2:35 P.M. June 10, 2019, at Nature Trail Health Care Center. Gary was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church and worked at Barbeque Haven. He enjoyed going out to eat. Gary also loved music and movies. He loved to tell jokes and make…Read more »

Wise World of Wellen

Wise World of Wellen

Wise World of Wellen Cans of Diet Coke float in water . . . but cans of Coke sink. It’s because the sugar in Coke weighs 39 grams and the sweetener in Diet Coke is 125 milligrams. The Hoover Dam is made of 4.36 million cubic yards of concrete. That’s enough to make a highway…Read more »

Consider an IRA Charitable Rollover

Consider an IRA Charitable Rollover If you want a tax break and want to help a nonprofit, this may be a good move. Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   Have you ever wanted to make a major charitable gift? Would you like a significant federal tax break in acknowledgment of that gift? If so, an…Read more »