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Let’s Cook! – October 5, 2022

This week I have a special recipe that I printed in one of my very first columns, and want to publish it again in case you didn’t see it the first time. I first tasted these at a potluck at work and after one bite, I knew I had to have the recipe. I usually…

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Scott County Health Department offering flu and COVID-19 booster vaccinations

By DAVID CAMPHOUSE Scott County Health Department (SCHD) personnel delivered flu vaccines to the communities of Manchester, Alsey and Bluffs on Thursday. According to SCHD BSN/RN Meghan VanDeVelde, the flu vaccine clinics are part of a concerted effort on the part of the department to thoroughly vaccinate county residents against the flu. Residents can arrange…

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Bird flu cases add to food price inflation

By DANIEL GRANT | FarmWeek The outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) spread its wings across a much larger portion of the U.S. in the past year compared to the previous outbreak in 2015. And it continues to drive up food price inflation, which recently soared to 11.4% — the largest 12-month increase since…

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Jacksonville, Beardstown flu vaccine clinics set for October

Flu shots will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Memorial Care in Jacksonville, 15 Founders Lane, on the campus of Jacksonville Memorial Hospital. A second flu vaccine clinic will be from 8 a.m. – noon, Saturday, Oct. 15, at Memorial Care in Beardstown, 8460 St. Luke’s Drive. Appointments are…

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LLCC celebrates 18th annual Multicultural Fest Oct. 12

Lincoln Land Community College invites the public to its 18th annual Multicultural Fest Wednesday, Oct. 12. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Rd. LLCC Outreach Centers in Jacksonville, Litchfield and Taylorville will also host celebrations in October. The events are free…

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LLCC awarded $5 million grant to expand EMS, truck driver, diesel technologies and ag programs and facilities

Responding to an urgent community need for more paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), truck drivers, diesel mechanics and agriculture specialists, Lincoln Land Community College will renovate and expand its training facilities with the help of a $5 million federal grant. The expanded facilities will allow student capacity in these programs to grow and remain on…

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What a no-till garden can do for you

Growing up and working in my parent’s garden, I often remember the early spring when the tree buds are opening, the grass is greening up, and birds are singing. Suddenly, the roar of our massive Honda tiller broke through the serene spring day as it chewed and turned the earth and spewed exhaust into my…

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Duckworth, Salvi face off at media editors forum

By Jake Griffin Little middle ground found among U.S. Senate candidates The two candidates for Illinois’ U.S. Senate seat — both suburban women — challenged each other’s records on women’s rights, abortion access, guns and a bevy of other issues in a candidate forum Monday where little middle ground was found. In the forum organized…

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