April 24, 2014

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Support appears for Police Department

by June Conner
For The Star-Gazette
There were only voices of support of the Beardstown Police Department and Chief Roy Hurst at the Beardstown City Council meeting and the preceeding  "Committee as a Whole". Friends and family spoke out in support of having two officers on duty during the day, leaving the Chief for administration. Mayor Steve Patterson said that the suggestion was going back to the way the shifts used to be, saving the overtime that had been scheduled.

2014 Beardstown Main Street Shining Star Awards

Beardstown Main Street held it’s Shining Star Awards at a dinner held Saturday at the Elks Club. Categories and winners were selected from a committee of one representative from each of the four Main Street committees, which include Organization, Design, Promotions and Economic Restructuring.

Big Bad Wolf on trial in the Big Bad Musical

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Pictured is the cast of the musical, “The Big Bad Musical,” which will be presented this weekend, Feb. 7, 8 and 9 at the Beardstown Grand Opera House. Productions are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Chamber to offer tax assistance

The Beardstown Chamber of Commerce is offering a free tax assistance program for residents of Beardstown who meet the following criteria: total income must not exceed $25,000 unless 60 years or older (Social Security does not apply); individuals must occupy a Beardstown address; individuals cannot have rental property or self-employment activities.
Appointments are available on Friday, February 7, Friday, February 21, and Friday, March 7 from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day. To schedule an appointment, call the Beardstown Chamber of Commerce at 323-3271.

Benny’s Pizza co-business of the month

Congratulations to Benny’s Pizza on being chosen for January 2014 Co-Business of the Month. Benny’s Pizza is a full service restaurant with dine in, pick up, or delivery, located on the corner of 15th and State Street in Beardstown.