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Wise World of Wellen

Wise World of Wellen A lightning bolt is hotter than the surface of the sun. Lightning can be over 53,000 degrees . . . the sun’s surface is about 10,000 degrees. The first album ever on CD was “Living Eyes” by the Bee Gees in 1981. The longest year in history was 46 B.C. .…Read more »

Insurance Needs when Married with Children

Insurance Needs when Married with Children Considering coverage for your household. Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   A growing family, by definition, means growing financial obligations – both in the present and in the future. Raising children can increase your insurance needs and heightens the urgency for being properly prepared.   Auto. When a child…Read more »

2019 10/18 – Leilia Majors

2019 10/18 – Leilia Majors

Leilia Majors, one of Jefferson County’s Centenarians, went to be with her Lord at the age of 107 years, 8 months, and 25 days on October 15, 2019 at 12:16 A.M. at Lavender Ridge Dignified Memory Care in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Mrs. Majors worked for the International Shoe Factory for over thirty years before retiring.…Read more »

2019 10/20 – Helena Margaret Campbell

2019 10/20 – Helena Margaret Campbell

Helena Margaret Campbell was born July 16, 1926 in Bowling Green, Ohio to Archie and Catherine Campbell. The Mowrer family opened BoBo’s Pizza in October 1970 on South 10 th Street in Mount Vernon. Helena, known as “Maudie” to her many friends at BoBo’s from 1971 until her retirement enjoyed the camaraderie she built with…Read more »

2019 10/21 – John C. Murray

2019 10/21 – John C. Murray

John C. Murray, age 67, of Spring Valley passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria surrounded by his loving family. John was a lifelong resident of Patoka, and graduated from Patoka High School. He went on to work at BCMW Workshop; and in his spare time, he…Read more »

2019 10/18 – Agnes Mae Jenkins

2019 10/18 – Agnes Mae Jenkins

Agnes Mae Jenkins, 92, of Patoka passed away peacefully Saturday, October 12, 2019. Mrs. Jenkins was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Sandoval where she was always ready to volunteer her services. She was a cook at Patoka School for 28 years before retiring in 1982. Agnes had a generous heart and was…Read more »

2019 10/17 – Debra “Debbie” Kay Bradley

2019 10/17 – Debra “Debbie” Kay Bradley

Debra “Debbie” Kay Bradley 60, of Centralia, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Salem Township Hospital. Debbie was a member of the Calumet Street Christian Church in Centralia. She enjoyed making crafts, especially snowmen and Americana. She had a passion for all animals but loved her cats. Most of all, she cherished the time…Read more »

2019 10/17 – Alberta Lucretia Stark

2019 10/17 – Alberta Lucretia Stark

Alberta Lucretia Stark, 82 of Wayne City, IL passed away at 10:52AM, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at the SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL. She was a housewife and loved to read and spend time with family. She was a member of the Church of God. Graveside services will be held on Thursday,…Read more »