Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Papa Murphy's


Senior Fitness Day at the Hopedale Wellness Center May 31


               Wednesday, May 31ST is Senior Fitness Day at the Hopedale Wellness Center. Over 250 seniors choose the Hopedale Wellness Center as their health and wellness facility. Come experience the best value in Central Illinois! For one day only, all seniors (55+) receive free access to the Wellness Center. Experience a group fitness class, try one of our three indoor pools, or work out on our state-of-the art fitness floor! For early birds, there will be a complimentary hot breakfast from 7:00-9:00am in the upstairs multi-purpose room.
                See why seniors love the Hopedale Wellness Center for free on Senior Day. The 34,000 sq. foot facility houses HMC’s outstanding physical therapy department, Cardiac Rehabilitation program, massage therapy, dietitian counseling, personal training, and regular educational programming.  For more information visit www.hopedalewc.com or call (309) 449-4500.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Philharmonic Chorales, In Residence at Illinois Central College, Presents an Afternoon of Music on May 5


               The Philharmonic Chorale, in residence at Illinois Central College, presents its spring concert on Sunday, May 5 at 2:30 pm in the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria Campus.

The concert will feature an eclectic variety of songs, ranging from spiritual and traditional selections to choral versions of more contemporary songs, including folk and jazz tunes, as well as a selection by the Beatles.

               This Philharmonic Chorale is supported as an in-residence ensemble by the Arts at ICC, which has a rich history of enhancing the arts community and expanding education beyond the classroom. Arts at ICC presents more than 500 exhibits, performances, lectures, rehearsals, meetings, master classes, clinics, seminars, receptions, orientations, forums, auditions and tournaments annually.

Tickets are $12 for the general public and $10 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available for purchase online at ArtsAtICC.com. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the ICC Performing Arts Center Box Office, by phone at (309) 694-5136 or from any Philharmonic Chorale member.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Gateway: How to Safely Dispose Your Unwanted Presciption Meds

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
1 in 7 high school students reported misusing prescription opioids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Study.

Adolescents are able to obtain prescription medication in a variety ways. One of the main avenues is through a written prescription following a surgery. Recent research found that young people who received an opioid prescription following a dental surgery were more likely to later be diagnosed with opioid misuse than their counterparts who did not receive a prescription. One of the most common surgeries people have in their life is the removal of their wisdom teeth, which many people undergo while they are young. In many cases, this is their first exposure to painkillers. Knowing and understanding the signs and symptoms of prescription drug misuse during this time is extremely important.

In addition to procuring painkillers after being prescribed them, many are able to take or steal medication through a family member or friend. Easy access to prescription drugs has played a major role in the current opioid crisis and this type of access makes them more susceptible to an opioid use disorder.  


Saturday, April 27th is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The current opioid crisis is highlighting the importance of safely disposing of any leftover prescription drugs.

To find a collection site near you, click here.

 
About Gateway Foundation
Since 1968 our goal has been straightforward: to help clients get their life back on track and achieve a life of sobriety, free from drug use and symptoms of mental illness, that is productive, socially responsible and healthy. Gateway Foundation is the largest nonprofit treatment provider in the country that specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders, providing treatment for men, women, adolescents and clients diagnosed with co-occurring mental health disorders.

Gateway's professional clinicians help thousands of individuals successfully complete treatment by developing a personalized plan that treats the underlying causes of substance abuse—not just addiction to drugs or alcohol.


 
Call 877.505.HOPE (4673)
to learn more about our treatment programs.

Illinois Central College’s Penguin Players Program Set to Begin May 13


               The Illinois Central College Penguin Players program is set to begin rehearsals May 13 to provide performance opportunities to even more students with special needs, as well as mentors who wish to help out and participate.
               The Penguin Players was created as a collaboration involving Illinois Central College and the Penguin Project. The program gives individuals with special needs the opportunity to participate as cast members in the performing arts. It is patterned after The Penguin Project, the successful local program that provides such opportunities to individuals 10 to 21 years old, but the Penguin Players program does not have an upper age limit.
               In addition to cast members, the production includes peer mentors who work with participants with special needs and are present with them on stage during productions. Peer mentors are responsible for knowing all lines, songs and blocking for their partners.
               “We support the goals of the Penguin Project and recognize the tremendous impact that participation in a theatre production can have on individuals with special needs,” said Kari Schimmel, dean of the ICC Arts and Behavioral Sciences Department. “We’re happy to help these young adults develop their creativity and teamwork skills and want to meet the needs of those individuals who have either aged out of the Penguin Project or are simply seeking additional creative endeavors.”
               Participants must be at least 16 years of age, and the enrollment fee for all participants is $40. This is a change from the initial year, when the Penguin Players course was offered as a class for college credit and cost was based on the tuition rate for ICC’s academic classes. Participation in the Penguin Players no longer earns college credit; enrollment in the Penguin Players program is now offered through the ICC Corporate and Community Education Office.
               Participants in the ICC Penguin Players must register through the ICC Corporate and Community Education Office either online at icc.edu/penguin or by calling (309) 690-6900. Registrants should be aware there are two listings for the course – for students who participate as an artist or as a mentor –and make sure to register in the appropriate section.

               Rehearsals begin May 13 and take place on Monday through Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Most cast members will rehearse two to three times a week; a detailed schedule will be available during the first week. Participants work on the preparation and rehearsing for staging for a musical theatre production.

               This year’s production is Fiddler on the Roof Junior, an adapted version of the play of the same name, which tells the story of Tevye the Dairyman who struggles to hold on to tradition as he and his wife raise their daughters in a changing world.
               Performances will take place on July 26, 27 and 28 on the main stage of the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria Campus. Tickets are available at ArtsAtICC.com or by calling the ICC Performing Arts Center Box Office at (309) 694-5136.
               The Penguin Players program is presented by the Arts at ICC, which has a rich history of enhancing the arts community and expanding education beyond the classroom. Arts at ICC presents more than 500 exhibits, performances, lectures, rehearsals, meetings, master classes, clinics, seminars, receptions, orientations, forums, auditions and tournaments annually.

Hanson announces $82.8M gross revenue for 2018


Hanson Professional Services Inc. reported its 2018 gross revenue as $82.8 million, which is an increase of $4 million from 2017, during its annual shareholder meeting April 8.
Members of the boards of directors also were announced during the meeting. The board members of the firm’s holding company, Hanson Group Inc., are Sergio “Satch” Pecori, P.E., chairman and CEO; Jeff Ball, P.E., president and secretary; Ronda Folkerts, executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer; Kirk Brown, P.E.; Thomas Lamont, outside director; John Michael, P.E.; and Eugene Wilkinson, P.E., S.E., chairman emeritus. 
The board of directors for Hanson Professional Services Inc. comprises Pecori, chairman and CEO; Ball, president and chief operating officer; Folkerts, executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer; Dennis Hollahan, vice president, secretary and general counsel; James Messmore, P.E., and Charles Snowden Jr., AAE, senior vice presidents; and Mina Biggs, Grant Jackson, P.E., and Cindy Loos, P.E., vice presidents. 
Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services. The firm’s corporate headquarters is located at 1525 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62703. The office may be reached by phone at (217) 788-2450.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

CEFCU to Celebrating Grand Opening with a Ribbon Cutting


Please join us for a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, May 7th at CEFCU's Pekin Member Center, 3515 Court Street.  The event will celebrate CEFCU's grand reopening after a long remodeling project.  The open house begins at 11:00am and the ribbon cutting will be at 11:30am.

Please attend and show your appreciation for an organization that has reinvested in Pekin.

St. Joseph Parish Carnival


Party at the Dome


Macoupin County Fair to host Joe Diffie and Brandon Lay at the 2019 Fair on June 27, 2019 in Carlinville, Illinois!


The annual Macoupin County Fair is proud to announce Nashville recording artist Joe Diffie as the headliner for the 2019 fair. Brandon will kick the evening off. The concert will be held on Thursday June 27th music starts at 7:00 P.M. Ticket are on sale now at www.macoupincountyfair.org.

About Joe Diffie - Known for his vocal range, Joe Diffie is a much-respected interpreter of both traditional and modern country songs. His warm voice and clear phrasing of lyrics have proven to be crowd pleasers, whether he's singing ballads or more rambunctious numbers. With that range, Joe was a dominant singer through the '90s, with four gold and platinum albums, 17 Top 10 hits and more than 6 million in record sales.
Those early hits included "If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)," "New Way (To Light Up an Old Flame)," "Home" and "Ships That Don't Come In." Throughout the '90s, Joe topped the charts with the likes of "Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)," "Bigger Than the Beatles," "Third Rock from the Sun" and "A Night to Remember."
Born and raised in a musical family in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Joe gave his first public performance at age 4 with his aunt's country band. By the time he was in college, he'd done stints in a rock group, a gospel act and a bluegrass band called the Special Edition — signs of the flexibility he would exhibit as a recording artist. After school, Joe worked on songwriting while handling a day job at an iron foundry. He had his first break when country legend Hank Thompson recorded his song "Love on the Rocks." (In 2002, Joe and Hank were inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame simultaneously.) That initial success encouraged him to head for Nashville in 1986.
Joe's deep knowledge of country music and versatility rapidly attracted attention in the songwriting and publishing community.
Between working shifts at the Gibson Guitar warehouse, Joe sang demos on "I've Cried My Last Tear for You" (later a hit for Ricky Van Shelton), "Born Country" (likewise for Alabama) and "You Don't Count the Cost" (Billy Dean). Conway Twitty, Charley Pride, the Forrester Sisters, Tracy Lawrence and Doug Stone all recorded his songs. In 1989, Holly Dunn reached the top five with "There Goes My Heart Again," a song Joe co-wrote. Those successful cuts have continued since Joe started having his own hits in 1990, when "Home" topped the charts. Tim McGraw included one of Joe's songs on his debut album and Jo Dee Messina hit No. 1 in 2005 with Joe's "My Give a Damn's Busted."
"Even though I've been doing this for a long time, it's like I want to pinch myself still," Joe says. "It's an awful neat deal to be able to live out your dream."
About Brandon Lay - A country singer/songwriter with a rock & roll spirit and a small-town heart, Brandon Lay was born and raised in Jackson, Tennessee. His father was a minister and his mother was an educator. As a teenager, Lay developed eclectic tastes that ranged from Don Williams and Elvis Presley to Def Leppard. After graduating from high school, Lay enrolled at nearby Union University, where he played on the basketball team. During his sophomore year, Lay's interest in music grew, and he began performing at local venues, playing both covers and originals. In 2010, Lay graduated from Union, and decided to move to Nashville to pursue a career in music. Lay developed a following in college towns, and in addition to headlining club gigs, he opened shows for such country stars as Dierks BentleyCole SwindellEli Young BandHank Williams, Jr., and Brantley Gilbert. In 2013, Laylanded a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell, and in 2016 Cole Swindell recorded "Home Game," co-written by Brandon, on his second album, You Should Be Here. In 2017 Lay signed a recording contract with EMI/Universal, and in August of that year he released his debut single, "Speakers, Bleachers, and Preachers" b/w "Let It." The A-side, inspired by Lay's high-school days, became a considerable success, racking over a million streaming plays in less than a month.
Macoupin County Fair
Thursday June 27, 2019
Joe Diffie with Brandon Lay
Gate open at 6:00P / Music starts at 7:00P!
Tickets are on sale now at www.macoupincountyfair.org

Illinois American Water Encourages Customers to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 27, 2019

Illinois American Water encourages customers to participate in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this coming Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Residents are encouraged to drop off their unwanted medications at approved collection sites so they can be incinerated, which is the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recommended approach for pharmaceutical disposal. Flushing medications down the toilet and throwing them in the trash are discouraged. Participating Illinois collection sites can be located here - https://tinyurl.com/y6pv6lz6.
“Experience shows that the most effective and cost-efficient way to ensure high-quality drinking water is to keep our source waters clean. This event is a great opportunity for residents to securely drop off any unused or expired medications, helping to prevent flushing of drugs where they could eventually end up in our waterways,” said Randy Pankiewicz, Illinois American Water Director of Water Quality and Environmental Compliance. Pankiewicz added, “It’s important for us to keep these items out of landfills and water supplies as well as the hands of those who may misuse or abuse them.

Through these efforts we can help protect our water and community." Illinois residents unable to participate Saturday are encouraged to use their community pharmaceutical disposal programs to properly dispose of their unwanted medications. Through partnership and collaboration with local
pharmacies, environmental stewards, police departments and government officials, Illinois American Water has helped to implement permanent pharmaceutical disposal programs across the state. These programs are located in Alton, Bartonville, Belleville, Caseyville, Champaign, Chillicothe, Collinsville, Columbia, Dixon, East Alton, Edwardsville, Fairmont, Freeburg, Glen Carbon, Madison, Maryville, Mt. Carroll, Mt. Vernon, O’Fallon, Orland Hills, Pekin, Peoria, Peoria Heights, Pontiac, Red Bud, South Beloit, Sterling, Streator, Urbana and Waterloo.

The pharmaceutical disposal programs were created through a model developed by Pontiac Township High School students and their teacher Paul Ritter. The program, P2D2, has been recognized as a model for all pharmaceutical disposal programs. Through P2D2’s efforts, millions of pounds of unwanted medications have been collected and disposed of properly. To learn more about P2D2 please visit https://p2d2program.wordpress.com.


Monday, April 22, 2019

Kuhl Insurance: Fleet Risk Management Strategies





Save the date!
Join us on May 9th for our quarterly seminar on a topic that's receiving a lot of attention lately:
Fleet Risk Management Strategies
Whether your company has only one vehicle or 100 vehicles, please join us to learn about:
  • Auto Insurance Trends
  • Telematics
  • Motor Vehicle Records
  • Safety & Inspections
  • Compliance

Thursday, May 9th, 2019
Kuhl Insurance Office
632 W. Jefferson Street
Morton, IL 61550
Doors open at 8:30am and program begins at 9:00am, ending no later than 11:00am.
All programs are complimentary and are open to the public. 
We also offer a beverage and breakfast snack buffet.
To register, click the button below.



Unland: Your Benefit Plan Has Never Been More Valuable.





This event is FREE! 

When
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM CDT

Lunch will be provided.


Where
Fondulac Room (2nd Floor)
201 Clock Tower Drive
East Peoria, IL 61611

Driving Directions 

Reserve your spot today.

This event is FREE!

Speakers

Stephen M. Buck, 
Attorney, Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo

Jennifer Gamboa, PT, DPT, OCS 
Managing Partner, Sustainable Health Index, LLC

Evan Manning,
Government Relations Manager, Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois

Todd Reed,
Account Executive,
MetLife

Steven L. Walter,
Executive Vice President/PBA Board of Directors,
Professional Benefit Administrators, Inc.

Kurt P. White, 
Motivational Speaker


Join our experts on May 7th at E2E...
Your Benefit Plan Has Never Been More Valuable. 

This event is for CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Management, and HR Professionals.

As an employer, we are here to help other employers develop, manage, and administer benefit plans that help recruit and retain the talent that we all need.

At E2E 2019, you will hear from the leading professionals we rely on for HR Compliance, Benchmarking, and New Concepts.

Join our experts. Bring your questions. 
We'll provide lunch!


E2E: Agenda and Content

  8:00 am   Registration - Coffee, Juice & Pastries

  8:30 am   Welcome
                  Inspiration - Kurt White

  9:00 am   Benchmarking - Todd Reed, MetLife 
                  * What do your employees really want? 

  9:45 am   Manage - Jennifer Gamboa, Sustainable 
                  Health Index 

10:45 am   Break

11:00 am   Compliance Corner - Steve Buck 
                  * So many rules, so little time.

12:00 pm   Lunch Provided
                  Illinois Legislative Updates - Evan Manning,  
                  Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois

  1:00 pm   Administer & Manage - Steven Walter,
                  Professional Benefit Administrators

  2:00 pm   Thanks for Coming

Please contact Laura Maas if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you at E2E... Your Benefit Plan Has Never Been More Valuable.

Sincerely,

James Unland & Co., Inc.
309-347-2177


Neighborhood House Senior Meals

Neighborhood House
Senior Meals
Beginning April 29th lunches will be served at the First United Methodist Church next door (1315 Court Street) in the lower level. Please enter through the covered door closest to Court Street.
Hours of operation will be from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Church.
Please do not plan to arrive before 10:00 AM.
There will be no lunches served on
May 6, 10, 16, and 27

Know the Signs of Alcohol Withdrawal

How to manage alcohol withdrawal
DID YOU KNOW?
Alcohol is one of the only substances from which withdrawal can be deadly.

Once someone with an alcohol addiction has decided to stop drinking, attempting to detox at home is never recommended. The physical and psychological symptoms associated with acute alcohol withdrawal can be severe and, in some cases, life-threatening.

SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL
Physical symptoms can include increased blood pressure, shaking, sweating, shivering and, in some cases, high fevers and seizures that can result in death. If left untreated, this can progress to delirium tremens (DTs). Delirium tremens (DTs) are the most dangerous symptom of severe alcohol withdrawal. DTs are a rapid onset of confusion and delirium that usually occur about three days after the last drink. DTs usually only occur in people who have consumed large amounts of alcohol for more than a month.

Mild withdrawal symptoms – such as anxiety, nausea and headaches – usually begin within eight hours of the last drink. The more severe symptoms, such as high blood pressure, confusion and seizures peak within 24 to 72 hours of the last drink.

While some of the symptoms begin to taper off after five to seven days of abstaining from alcohol, others may continue for weeks. Often, the physical withdrawal symptoms are the first to disappear. However, emotional and psychological symptoms, such as anxiety, depression and restlessness, can stick around for far longer.

TREATING WITHDRAWAL AT GATEWAY FOUNDATION
At Gateway Foundation, patients entering treatment with an alcohol use disorder have access to 24-hour medical and nursing care through our withdrawal management program. In addition, our patients are able to learn about what they are experiencing and why, making it easier to deal with and understand their symptoms. This allows for a safe and comfortable transition as the individual begins their journey to lifelong recovery.

 
About Gateway Foundation
Since 1968 our goal has been straightforward: to help clients get their life back on track and achieve a life of sobriety, free from drug use and symptoms of mental illness, that is productive, socially responsible and healthy. Gateway Foundation is the largest nonprofit treatment provider in the country that specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders, providing treatment for men, women, adolescents and clients diagnosed with co-occurring mental health disorders.

Gateway's professional clinicians help thousands of individuals successfully complete treatment by developing a personalized plan that treats the underlying causes of substance abuse—not just addiction to drugs or alcohol.


 
Call 877.505.HOPE (4673)
to learn more about our treatment programs.