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- St. Louis Freightway, Port of New Orleans sign pact aimed at fostering economic growth
- J.C. Penney says it will close up to 140 stores
- Alton resident presented Living Legends Award
- Economic development course series starts March 1
- World’s Largest Garage Sale makes return April 23
- CNB Bank & Trust announces new financial advisor
- SIUE implements reverse transfer credit program with LCCC
- Divine Immanence LLC, Maryville beauty supply business, opens
Memorial Hospital Auxiliary hosting collection of books, vintage items
BELLEVILLE - Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is seeking donations of books, sheet music, vintage magazines (prior to 1945), phonograph records, cookbooks, yearbooks, CDs, movie videos and DVDs for its 2017 Book Bazaar.
Donations may be placed in book bazaar barrels until April 13. Locations include:
• Belleville Health and Sports Center, 1001 South 74th St., Belleville
• Memorial Hospital Main Lobby, Entrance D and The Orthopedic and Neurosciences Center
• Schnucks Markets, 907 East Highway 50, O’Fallon, Ill.; 5720 North Belt West, Belleville; 110 Carlyle Plaza Drive, Belleville
Items may also be dropped off at the Annex located behind Medical Office Center 2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays,
8 to 11 a.m. through April 13, and on Saturdays, Feb. 4, March 4 and April 1 from 8 to 11 a.m.
Community-minded businesses to be honored in O’Fallon
O’FALLON-SHILOH—The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce, along with the O’Fallon Progress, will co-host the 41st Annual Salute to Business Awards honoring businesses that have made a particularly positive impact in the community at a luncheon on Wednesday, April 19, at the Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon.
Registration starts at 11:15 a.m. and the program begins at 11:45 a.m.
Bodywork Essentials holds ribbon cutting in O'Fallon
The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce helped cut the ribbon recently for Bodywork Essentials, 7 Eagle Center, Suite 2, O’Fallon. The clinical massage therapy practice features methods better known on the West Coast and in Europe. Three of its four primary clinical methods are unique in the St. Louis Metro area. Tiffany Rhodes, Licensed Massage Therapist, and principal at Bodywork Essentials, received her initial training from Myotherapy College of Utah in 2010 followed by a focused year-long externship in “Spinal Touch Therapy,” a specialized method to correct postural distortion. She has completed additional training and certifications from institutions and specialized practitioners across the United States and Europe. She holds certifications in Visceral Manipulation from the Barral Institute and Craniosacral therapy from the Upledger Institute. The therapies are said to avoid pain that sometimes accompanies more common massage therapy techniques. More is online at bodyworkessentialsllc.com.
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State Rep. Stuart invites residents to coffee discussion in Caseyville
State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, invites residents to join her for their morning coffee and discuss state issues at the South Main Diner located at 421 S Main St. in Caseyville on Monday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
“These informal meetings give me an opportunity to listen to local residents’ concerns and work together to brainstorm new ways to reform state government,” said Stuart. “Too many elected officials are out of touch with the needs of the communities they represent. It is my top priority as the new state representative for this area to host meetings throughout my district, go door-to-door and constantly seek new ways to be responsive to my constituents.
Stuart’s “Coffee with Katie” meetings allow residents to meet with Stuart in a casual, informal setting. Residents are encouraged to share their thoughts on state issues and suggest legislation for the upcoming session of the General Assembly.
“As a math teacher by trade, I’m committed to working with my community to problem-solve the many challenges our state faces,” Stuart said. “We need common-sense solutions that put community – not special interests – first. ‘Coffee with Katie’ meetings are one unique way for residents to help me take back Springfield and ensure that our community’s voice is heard in the State Capitol.”