April 21, 2014
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Tiger Nation Booster Club informational meeting set for Thursday, March 27 PDF Print E-mail

There will be an informational meeting at 7 p.m. March 27 to discuss the upcoming Tiger Nation Booster Club fundraiser and other events.
The Tiger Nation Booster Club was organized by a group of parents, teachers and community members to help raise money as a result of Beardstown School Board’s cuts. Beardstown School District, along with most districts throughout the state, are all experiencing financial crisis due to the state’s lack of making payments to the districts. Beardstown recently cut all middle school sports, stipends to the high school’s extra curricular activities and assistant coaches.

 
Beardstown yard waste limit goes into effect PDF Print E-mail

By Sandra Haschemeyer
For the Star-Gazette
Yard waste pickup will start March 31, but beginning this year will be limited to six bags per household each pickup week. During a meeting of the Beardstown City Council’s committee as a whole on March 18, public works director Gary Hamilton said the limit was enacted because some households would have as many as two to three truckloads of waste and when this happened the crews did not have enough time to complete the pickup route. The ordinance setting a limit was approved last fall.

 
New Healthcare deadline goes into effect March 31 PDF Print E-mail

By Mike Kloppenburg
Star-Gazette reporter

With the end of the month healthcare enrollment deadline just a few days away, the window for uninsured persons to sign up for health insurance and avoid a tax penalty is quickly closing. To provide further access for people needing assistance before Monday’s deadline, the Get Covered Illinois call center is extending its call hours. They are currently 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. but the call center closing time will be extended to midnight on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. In Illinois, customers can still find information at getcoveredillinois.gov. Illinois is also one of the states that opted for expanded Medicaid coverage.

 
Canter Family Dental is March Co-Business of the Month PDF Print E-mail

Canter Family Dental, Inc. and their staff were chosen March Co-Business of the Month. The Canter’s opened their practice in Beardstown in 1992. They moved to their present location 18 months ago.
The “old Beardstown clinic” went through a six-month renovation and now has a new look and nine operatories to accommodate patient growth.
Dr. Canter accepts most insurance plans, including Delta Dental. The doctor and staff attend several continuing education classes each year in order to stay current with changes in dentistry, safety practices, and HIPAA. Canter Family Dental is accepting new patients and are located at 507 Washington Street. Their office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 
Local teen state finalist in Miss Illinois Junior Teen Pageant PDF Print E-mail

Jeannie Large, 13, of Beardstown, has been chosen as a state finalist to participate in the 2014 Miss Illinois Junior Teen Pageant in the 13-15 year old division. The daughter of Aaron and Christy Smykal and Troy Large, Jeannie will compete in the state pageant Aug. 2-3 in St. Charles.

 
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