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Walton announces run for Circuit Judge position

By ADAM SACASA Eagle Staff Writer

After McDonough County Ninth Judicial Circuit Judge William D. Henderson announced he would not be seeking another term in the November 2010 election, Patricia A. Walton announced her candidacy for the position in an Aug. 28 press release. Walton, a graduate of Valparaiso University College of Law, earned her attorney license for Illinois in 1985 and conducted a private practice before becoming an associate judge for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in August 1994. During her time covering all six counties within the district, she has presided over a wide range of cases ranging from small claims to attempted murder. For the judge, her time presiding over juvenile court was more than just a stepping-stone to a higher court. "I believe that juvenile court requires the most experienced judges and attorneys, because it is in juvenile court that we are best able to provide assistance that will make a difference," said Walton in the press release. She also had the opportunity to collaborate with social service agencies and legal agencies. She still hears juvenile matters in McDonough, Fulton and

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Straightedge Construction is in the process of demolishing the King-Seeley building, at the corner of North State and Hemp streets, Macomb. The building first opened in 1922, making products including insulated jugs, lanterns and other items. The company shut down in the mid-80s.

The way they worked in the past: The hand-crank corn sheller

Artifact of the Month


This month the Western Illinois Museum's Artifact of the Month is an antique hand-crank corn sheller manufactured by E. G. Isch & Co. of Peoria. Donated in 1979 by Martha Harmon, Industry, the corn sheller was once an item seen on many farms in the area.

As summer winds down, harvest is just around the corner. It has always been a busy time on the farm. Long ago, before farmers had mechanization and technology at their fingertips, they were consumed with the quantity of farm work that had to be completed by hand or by simple machines. Corn shellers were invented to make one chore in the life of the farmer just a little bit easier. In the mid-nineteenth

century, America was mostly a farming nation. At the time, many inventions were made for a wide variety

of items designed to mechanize the American farm. A huge number of inventions were focused on working with corn. Corn is a very laborintensive crop; it must be picked, shucked, dried and shelled. The largest portion of corn-related inventions was for

the shelling or stripping of the kernels from the cob. Corn shellers can come in many sizes, from small hand-held ones to large, wagonmounted ones. The corn sheller at the museum is medium-sized, made of wood: a box-like device about three feet high standing on a footed base about 17 inches wide. Painted on one side is the maker's name, "E. G. Isch & Co., Peoria, ILL." The Peoria Blue Book Directory of

1915 lists the Isch Company as a maker of farm machinery. On one side is a metal flywheel about 2 feet across and on the other side a wooden crank handle about 1 foot long. Mounted atop the main "box" is the metal opening into which the operator would feed the corncobs. Knobbed wheels are visible inside the metal opening; they rub together and remove

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Tuesday, Sept. 8 · 3:30-5 p.m., women's empowerment group and children's activity group, call Cindy or Jessica for location, 309-837-6622 · 6 p.m., AA 12-step meeting, O.S. · 8 p.m., AA Red Door Group, 314 N. McArthur, Macomb, C.S.H. · 8 p.m., AA meeting, C.S. Wednesday, Sept. 9 · 8 p.m., AA meeting, Red Door, 314 N. McArthur St., Macomb, C.N. · 8 p.m., Alanon meeting, Health Services building, lower level, 505 E. Grant St., Macomb · 8 p.m., AA meeting, 103 Downen St., Industry, C.N. Thursday, Sept. 10 · 5:30 p.m., TOPS weight loss support group, University Baptist library, 315 N. Sherman Ave., Macomb · 8 p.m., AA meeting, Red Door, 314 N. McArthur St., Macomb, C.S. Friday, Sept. 11 · 12:10 p.m., AA Midday Group, University Baptist Church, 315 N. Sherman Ave., Macomb, O.N.H. · 8 p.m., AA meeting, Red Door, 314 N. McArthur St., Macomb, C.S. · 10 p.m., NA meeting, Red Door, 314 N. McArthur St., Macomb, O.S. Saturday, Sept. 12 · 11 a.m., AA Women's Group, Red Door, 314 N. McArthur St., Macomb, children welcome, C.N. · 6 p.m., Macomb Movement Disorders Support Group, The Elms, 1212 Madelyn Ave., Macomb, 833-3670 or [email protected] · 8 p.m., AA meeting, Red Door, 314 N. McArthur St., Macomb, O.N. Sunday, Sept. 13 · 5:30 p.m., Overeaters Anonymous meeting, Macomb Assembly of God Church, 112 Robin Rd., Macomb, south side door. · 8 p.m., AA meeting, Red Door, 314 N. McArthur St., Macomb, C.S. · 8 p.m., AA meeting, 103 Downen St., Industry, C.N. Monday, Sept. 14 · 8 p.m., AA meeting, Red Door, big book meeting, 314 N. McArthur St., Macomb, C.N.

Around the county

Monday, Sept. 7 · 6:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Colchester Labor Day 2009, breakfast of pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, craft sales and displays open, Downtown Colchester Tuesday, Sept. 8 · 7 p.m. - "Come and See," an informal program for adults who may be interested in joining the Catholic Church, 309 W. Jackson St., Macomb, 833-2496 or 837-1256 · 9 a.m. - noon - S.H.I.P. (Senior Health Insurance Program), third floor, room 323, McDonough District Hospital, Macomb, free personal and confidential assistance understanding insurance and Medicare supplements, tracking medical bills, etc., Walk-ins welcome, 836-1579 Wednesday, Sept. 9 · 9 a.m. - noon - Diabetes Education Group, Room 323, McDonough District Hospital, Macomb, nutrition instruction, self management education, and goal setting, cost may be billable to insurance, pre-registration required, 836-1584 · 7 p.m - PEO Chapter K, social meeting, BIL's, home of Ruth and Don Dexter, 1601 Tower Road, Macomb · 7-9 p.m. - Childbirth and Infant Care: 4-Week "L.A.T.E." Childbirth Instruction Class, Auditorium B, McDonough District Hospital, Macomb, free, will meet one night a week for four weeks (Aug. 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16), pre-registration required, 836-1570 Thursday, Sept. 10 · 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Farmers Market, Downtown Square, Macomb · 1:30 p.m. - Square dancing and line dancing, YMCA Senior Center, 833-2766 or 837-7749 · 7 p.m. - Pitch Club, YMCA Senior Center, 833-2766 or 837-7749 Friday, Sept. 11 · 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. - Sidewalk Sales in downtown Macomb · 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - WIU's Jazz Studio Orchestra at Vince Grady Field · 6 p.m. - Hot Air Balloon flight - Mass ascension from Vince Grady Field at WIU · 6:30 p.m. - 11th annual March-a-thon, Macomb High School Marching Bomber Band, in recognition of the 9/11 anniversary, paying tribute to local military veterans and first responders, Downtown Square, Macomb Saturday, Sept. 12 · 6:45 a.m. - Balloon flight in to Vince Grady Field at WIU · 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Farmers Market, Downtown Square, Macomb · 8 a.m. - 11th Annual MDH Golf Tournament, Gold Hills Golf Course, 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. tee-off, Dinner and awards ceremony, 836-1557 · 6 p.m. - Balloon flight in to Vince Grady Field at WIU · 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Live entertainment at Vince Grady Field by the "Daddy O's" · 7:30 p.m. - Balloon Glow at Vince Grady Field at WIU Monday, Sept. 14 · 5:30 p.m. - MDH Breast Cancer Support Group Annual Picnic, First Christian Church, 201 N. Hun St., Colchester, 836-1584 · 7:30 p.m. - Kitty Karn presents "Goblin Market," a fully-staged chamber musical, donations accepted, seating is limited so arrive early, Regional Arts Center, 25 East Side Square, Macomb, 298-2857 or e-mail [email protected]

Honeybee program at Lakeview

To help children learn more about bees and why they are so important, Lakeview Nature Center is presenting "Busy Honey Bees," a great program planned for children in grades 1-6. The program is packed full with bee facts, stories, crafts and investigations. This is a great way to safely see bees up close. Honeybees have fallen on hard times. Illinois Department of Natural Resources tells us that the wild honeybee may be a thing of the past. The Collapsed Hive Syndrome has left bee hive owner's puzzled as what is causing bee hives to fail. Cellular towers, mites, global warming, as well as other causes have all been blamed. So far no scientist has discovered why bees are leaving. Remember that all fruits, nuts and vegetables need bees to pollinate their flowers. Lakeview Nature Center has their observable bee hive up and going. The queen bee is busy laying eggs. The female worker bees are busy taking care of the baby bees in the nursery. This program will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Lakeview Nature Center. The maximum number of participants is 12, so register early for this program at the Macomb Park District Office, 1406 N. Randolph St., Macomb, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. 4 p.m., or call 833-4562, TTY 837-7301. Registration fee is $8 for park district residents, $12 for non-residents; Deadline is Sept. 11. If your child needs an accommodation based on a disability to attend this program, contact the park office at least five business days before the program begins. Lakeview Nature Center is located at 10050 N. 1500 Road, Macomb, just west of the entrance to Spring Lake Park.

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Macomb officer Butcher promoted to Patrol Sergeant

On June 18, 2001, Officer Chris Butcher was hired to the Macomb Police Department. He attended the University of Illinois Police Training Institute, which he graduated from Sept. 11, 2001. After successfully completing the Macomb Police Department's Field Training Program, Officer Butcher went on to solo patrol in the beginning of 2002. In May 2002, he became an International Police Mountain Bike Association (I.P.M.B.A.) certified bike patrol officer. In August 2004, Officer Butcher was selected as a Macomb Police Department Firearms Instructor. In December 2004, Officer Butcher was selected as a department Field Training Officer where he trained several new officers that joined the department. In August 2005, Officer Butcher became the Police Liaison/D.A.R.E. Officer to the Macomb School District #185. While in this position, he worked with area teachers, administrators and students. He also taught the D.A.R.E. program to all fifth grade classes in Macomb. He also assisted the investigations division over breaks in the school year. In June 2006, Officer Butcher completed his course work at the University of Illinois Police Training Institute to become a Master Firearms Instructor. In August 2007, he completed his course work at

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Burlington Northern Santa Fe Police along with local agencies were out catching railroad crossing violators Thursday as part of a yearly crackdown. Each violator caught received a $250 fine. Check out more on this story in the Wednesday Macomb Eagle.

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Macomb Police Department's Chief of Police Curt Barker (right) congratulates newly promoted Patrol Sergeant Chris Butcher.

the University of Illinois Police Training Institute to become a Master Control Tactics Instructor. In 2008, Officer Butcher became certified through the Illinois State Police as a Rapid Deployment Instructor. In March 2009, he was certified as an instructor through Texas State University for Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training, (A.L.E.R.R.T.). During his career with the department, he has received the Department Award of Merit, a Letter of Commendation and two Letters of Appreciation. During Officer Butcher's career at the Macomb Police Department, he has focused his efforts on criminal/drug enforcement at the patrol level and officer training. On July 22, 2009, Officer Butcher was assigned as Acting Sergeant and Department Director of Training. On Sept. 1, 2009, Officer Butcher was promoted to Patrol Sergeant. Officer Butcher will be on the B watch shift, 5 p.m. to 3 a.m., and will serve as the director of training for the department. "It's a huge responsibility, but he's a perfect fit for the position," said Macomb Police Chief Curt Barker.

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business, Serenity Falls Massage Therapy, at 912 W. Jackson, Suite D on Sept. 15 with parttime business partner Bethany Reed. Before going to school to be a massage therapist, Lorenzen had long hours that took a toll on her well-being. "I was running a trucking, excavating and dispatch service ­ a very full-time job," she said. "I was working 15-17 hours a day, six or seven days a week, and it was

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the crank and one to feed the corn in. Farmers today work with corn in a more efficient way, but back before mechanization ­ as this hand-crank simple machine shows us ­ farmers had to toil long and hard to get the work done. Today, this corn sheller shows the modern museum visitor the way they worked in the past. The museum displays one specially selected item each month to show visitors the wide variety of material held in the museum's collections. The monthly exhibit shows an artifact worthy of note including information about the artifact itself as well as the history connected to it. The museum preserves and protects artifacts from the region and highlights the rich heritage of western Illinois. When visiting the museum to see the corn sheller, please also enjoy visiting the exhibition in the main gallery: "Clay Works: Industry and Arts" on display through Nov. 21. There will be an opening reception for the Clay Works exhibition Sept. 10 from 6-8 p.m. It is open free to the public. The corn sheller will be on display through Sept. 30. The museum is located at 201 S. Lafayette St., Macomb, and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission to the museum is always free, but donations are appreciated. Find them online at




the kernels from the cob. Kernels would drop into a box on the ground and when the ear was clean, the cob would be ejected out the other end. Once the handle was cranked (on the other side of the sheller), the heavy flywheel helps to keep the momentum going. The flywheel is an important component as hand cranking is tedious, hard work. Flywheels have been used in simple machines since ancient times, the most common example being the potter's wheel. The shelled corn was usually used for feed ­ usually chicken feed as most farms in the area had chickens. Sometimes the corncobs were used as fuel for stoves. Eventually corn shellers were mechanized and used from the 1890s until the mid-twentieth century. Today they are no longer used because combines, which combine the work of picking, shucking and shelling, have made them obsolete. At McDonough County farms now, hand-crank corn shellers are a rarity. There are still a few around and a few farmers who can recall the days when they were used. Sterling Davis, a long-time Macomb farmer, remembers as a young boy about 1933 or 1934, seeing a hand-crank corn sheller at his grandfather's farm. He noted, "I wasn't big enough to turn it..." but he saw the bigger boys taking turns operating the crank. Davis recalls that "everybody would take turns..." as shelling was a two-person job, one to turn

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Warren Counties. In order to help cut costs for the county, she is looking into an inmate labor program. In 2000, Walton, an administrative judge at the time, organized the renovation of the traffic clerk's office and sheriff's office into a new courtroom. With the agreement of former McDonough County Sheriff Stan Carman, three inmates provided labor for the project. Walton says the action saved several thousand dollars. Since then, no inmates have been used, but Walton wants to explore the option if elected. In the press release, she says, "Not only would this serve to complete projects for the benefit of McDonough County, it would also reduce the sometimes extensive fines that remain outstanding." She adds that the inmate would have to be screened and have supervision. "It can't just be any type of project," said Walton. Because of a rise in drug related crimes, Walton seeks to establish a drug court for McDonough County similar to those already in existence in Warren and Knox County. "The local and regional news is replete with articles regarding the resurgence of methamphetamine labs and meth usage within our Circuit." She sees current methods such as probation and or incarceration as `ineffective.' The establishment of a drug court would bring frequent court involvement and monitoring. "People who have drug courts over a period of time, feel they have had a better success rate than traditional methods of incarceration or probation," said Walton. To prevent offenders from even getting arrested before they're adults, the D.A.R.E. program is offered to

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Young and old compete in First State Bank's 2nd Run/Walk during the 122nd Blandinsville Farmers' Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 29.

Blandinsville Run/Walk a success

First State Bank of Illinois held its 2nd Run/Walk during the 122nd Blandinsville Farmers' Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 29. This year's theme, "Healthy Re-Run," was chosen because of the return of the Run/Walk and with people's interest in becoming more health conscious. The Run/Walk started in front of the bank at 7 a.m. It is a 4-mile run and a 2-mile walk. There were 55 people in the Run/Walk this year, 10 more than last year. A lot of people volunteered their time to help with the race and it would not have been possible without them. A drawing was held following the race, with items donated from businesses and individuals. First Bank would like to thank all who helped and donated. Overall winners (male and female) in the Run/Walk and first place (male and female) in each age category Overall Winners of the run: Matt Butler, 25:24; Tera Baker, 27:55 Overall Winners of the Walk: Randy Killip, 26:43; Roxanne Mason, 26:44 First Place Run winners 14 and under: Owen Huff, 27:50; Addison Hofmeister, 34:54 15-25: Phil R. Lopez; 31:56; Mandi Hume, 39:21 26-35: Ryan Johnson, 27:49; Valerie Butler, 33:14 36-45: Jon Harper, 30:09; Shanti Sell, 37:06 46-55: Keith Schluter, 27:45; Roberta Huff, 39:30 56-65: John Simmons, 32:11 66 and up: Dennis Werling, 30:40 First Place Walk winners 14 and under: Eleanor Hofmeister, 28:18 26-35: Rhonda Grafton, 37:06 36-45: Monte Mason, 28:09; Becky Hofmeister, 29:54 46-55: Dave Hunt, 28:13; Tresa Hunt, 27:03 56-65: Jim Olson, 31:24; Mary Killip, 27:07 66 and up: Joyce McPeak, 41:46

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Health department to Acclaimed pianist accompanies host free workshop

The McDonough County Health Department will partner with National Restaurant Association and participate in the 2009 National Food Safety Education Month, this September, to showcase its commitment to food safety education and training. This year's theme is "Food Safety Thrives When You Focus on Five." This annual food safety campaign strives to build awareness of the restaurant and foodservice industry's commitment to serving safe food, heighten awareness about the importance of food safety education, and encourage additional food safety training for all industry employees. The McDonough County Health Department will hold a free HACCP workshop on "Food Safety Thrives When You Focus on Five" on Sept. 17 from 2-4 p.m. for all food facilities in McDonough County. There will also be an informational display the entire month of September at the Health Department on the topic. "We are excited about participating in this month-long campaign," said Bre Potts of the McDonough County Health Department. "Americans are aware of food safety now more than ever before, and through National Food Safety Education Month, we have the opportunity to highlight what we are doing in the restaurant and foodservice industry to educate employees and customers on proper food safety procedures." For more information on NFSEM, visit the NFSEM Web Site at

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Film Society of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, LaSalle Bank Theatre, North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, and the the Cleveland Museum of Art. Drazin's performances are said to combine the excitement of a concert with the entertainment of a classic film screening. Writing about his accompaniment of Dante's Inferno at this year's Cinevent festival in Columbus, Ohio, Michael Gebert in "Classic Images" magazine noted that Drazin "pounded the ivories like a man possessed to get the full fire and brimstone out of it." A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Drazin received his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Ohio State University. An accomplished performer, he moves easily from dramatic classical to lively jazz styles, boogie-woogie and blues, original novelty works and Harlem stride piano. In

Take a trip back in time Tuesday, Sept. 8, when Western Illinois University's Department of Broadcasting and Department of English and Journalism present a performance by internationally acclaimed pianist David Drazin, accompanying Buster Keaton's classic Civil War comedy, "The General." The screening will be held in the Sandburg Auditorium of the University Union at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge for the performance. Pianist and composer David Drazin is a music and motion picture archivist who acquired a national reputation for his piano improvisations accompanying silent films. Silent movie screenings for which he has performed include the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute in Chicago (staff accompanist since 1985), Pordenone Silent Film Festival, Italy (guest pianist 2003 and 2004), Silent

addition to his film work, Drazin accompanies ballet and modern dance classes for several major groups in the Chicago area. "The General" is widely regarded not only as Buster Keaton's best comedy, but also as one of the greatest films of all time. In addition to displaying intricate comic timing that is a trademark of Keaton's work, the film has been praised for its faithful recreation of the Civil War era. The performance will be introduced by Dr. Richard Ness, film and media instructor in the Department of Broadcasting. A reception will be held in the Sandburg Lounge following the performance. This event is sponsored by the Department of Broadcasting and by the Department of English and Journalism. Both departments co-sponsor a minor degree in film studies that is available through WIU. For more information call 298-2888.

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festival will showcase 28 artists displaying and selling their original work, like Richard Hawkins, St. Louis, who will show his ceramic work, Mary Beth St. Clair, Wyaconda, Mo., who will be exhibiting jewelry, and John Van Kirk, Monmouth, who will show photography. "The artists are excited about coming and are from Iowa, Illinois and Missouri," according to Becky Pumo, co-chair of the event. "We have

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Gazebo Art Festival in Chandler Park on Sept. 19

The Gazebo Art Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at Chandler Park in downtown Macomb. The some excellent artists displaying their creativity. We'll have some lovely art to enjoy and buy," Pumo said. The Gazebo Art Festival is held in conjunction with the Al Sears Jazz Festival, which begins at noon. The public is invited to attend both great events.

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Macomb Community Theatre will present a female version of Neil Simon's famous play, "Odd Couple." Performances are scheduled for Sept. 19, 20, 25, and 26, at 7:30 p.m. each night. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been

replaced by the hilarious Constanzuela brothers. The cast includes: Leslie Apel, Jesse Ballard, Lori Botts, Scott Buchanan, Susan Denecke, Christian Neuschwanger, Karen Peitzmeier, Rachel Smith. The play is directed by Dick Vick, with stage management by Travis Gage For reservations call 837-1828. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for sen-

ior citizens and $6 for students. All performances are at the Pat Crane Memorial Theatre, South Johnson Road (1 1/4 miles south of Macomb High School), Macomb. This program is sponsored in part through a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. For more information, please contact Peggy Roth, 333-0485, or Roy Roth, 333-2759.

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It's fútbol season at Macomb High School

Off the top of my head, there are three things I can remember growing up have taken a little longer to come to fruition than predicted. First off, the metric system taking over our everyday use, replacing miles, feet, inches, etc. Secondly, flying cars. I recall a vast majority of my classmates saying that flying cars would take over in the year 2000, a topic of discussion on what the world would be like at the turn of the century. The third thing growing up that looked to take off was a sport called soccer. As a youngster, soccer was the sport of choice since other games at recess were banned (in particular a game involving a football that has a politically incorrect name). In 1989, it seemed like soccer was becoming the next big sport, something we would be watching on TV in the near future. It took quite a bit longer than first thought, but a lot has moved forward in the national spotlight for soccer in the last 20 years. Many high school

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Beau Spencer programs are beginning to add soccer to their fall lineups for boys' sports, with the girls playing in the spring. Macomb High School's soccer program is now in its eighth year of existence and head coach Jeff Moore has been with the program for a majority of those seasons. "We had low-20s to high-20s for JV and varsity. The feeder program was the YMCA general fall and spring soccer programs and a few kids played indoor soccer in Quincy. That was about the extent. It has really evolved over the years," Moore said of the development and interest in the sport since the early days. Many Bombers and future Bombers soccer players are involved in Club League play throughout the year. "The Club addition has really improved the

level of play at Macomb. Our numbers have gone up to around 30 last year to 35-36 (grades 9-12 this year)," Moore said. Preparing for the season is a year-round effort by the Bomber players. "I think the parents that do all this work that take their kids to the Quad Cities, deserve so much credit. It's a lot of expense and effort to get these kids to play better competition." The YMCA feeder programs are also a big boost to help develop the players as they move up into the high school ranks. "It develops by giving them an opportunity to play, a chance to try moves, what works and what doesn't. As they come into high school, they control the ball, and your first touch is so important at any level," Moore said. In Bomber country, the hopes are high for a successful season at Macomb this year. "As a team over the

next couple weeks, the team will start to gel and look to be strong at the end of the year. With a little bit of experience and speed, (we) should have a better season than last year, but a pretty tough schedule in the next couple weeks - no slouches for a while." So in the last 20 years, what does someone that has been involved deeply in the sport feel about its progress? "It's increased exponentially. People are tuning into the World Cup and Confederations Cup, and people know there is a U.S. team and what they're doing." Soccer, though, still does have a way to go before it becomes nationally recognized as other sports. "(Soccer) has a long way to go before it has the fan passion that a baseball and football have, but it's a lot more prominent in national news media. There is more soccer coverage than you could get 20 years ago."

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The Macomb High boys' soccer program has picked up numbers over the past few years, which has been helped along by increased media coverage of the sport at the professional level in America.




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Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist John H. White, who has captured important moments in history throughout the world, will be at Western Illinois University on Thursday, Sept. 17 to share some of his experiences and meet with students and faculty. His presentation of visuals and accompanying remarks is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sept. 17 in the University Union Heritage Room. This session is open free to the public. Throughout the day, White will also meet with journalism students, the student-run campus newspaper Western Courier and faculty. The legendary Chicago photojournalist earned national recognition in the 1970s for his "Portrait of Black Chicago" series, which is part of the National Archives ( hibits/portrait_of_blac k_chicago/introduction.html). The honored collection grew out of the work he did during part of 1973 and Spring 1974 for the Environmental Protection Agency's DOCUMERICA project. Images were taken on Chicago's South Side and "Skid Row," depicting the conditions that many African Americans faced in the Windy City in that era. The National Archives quoted White, who said the DOCUMERICA assignment was "an opportunity to capture a slice of life, to capture history"; and even through the challenges the residents faced, he could feel the "spirit, love, zeal, pride and hopes of the community," which was captured in his photographs. White, who has been a staff photographer at the Chicago Sun Times since 1978, has won more than 300 awards for his work, including the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. His winning portfolio of photos chronicled a year in the life of Chicago, and it was the first, and only, time, the Pulitzer was awarded for a body of "consistently excellent work on a variety of subjects," rather than a single photograph. He has been teaching his life's craft at Columbia College (Chicago) for more than 30 years; and in a question-and-answer article appearing in the campus' Nov. 17, 2008 Columbia Chronicle newspaper, White revealed what is vital to being a photojournalist. "The most important prescription I give

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Prairie Planters Garden Club presented a Pride of Ownership Award to David and Patti Willock, 205 E. Roberts St., Colchester. Granddaughter Jersey Brown helped with the planting of their perennial garden. There are yellow daisies, feather reed grasses, zebra plants, and they plan to add more to the garden. They also have a hummingbird feeding area in another area of their yard.

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Prairie Planters Garden Club presented a Pride of Ownership Award to Richard Wayland, 332 N. Elizabeth St., Colchester. During a recent spring storm a hugh old maple tree fell and destroyed his flower garden and other items in his yard. He has redone the yard and flowers and has reset a new flagpole.

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Zoology Brett N Hanson, Bachelor of Arts, Board Of Trustees Micah J Heatwole, Bachelor of Arts, English Amy L Hueneburg, Bachelor of Arts, Board Of Trustees Marc Henry Joseph, Bachelor of Science, Law Enforcement & Justice Administration Lauren Whitney Kerkhoff, Bachelor of Arts, Board Of Trustees Steven M Koch, Master of Science, Health Education Michael Thomas Lynch, Bachelor of Science, Health Services Management Daniel Robert Marten, Master of Arts, History Ashley Caroline Morhardt, Master of Science, Biology Jason Ross Parker, (Magna Cum Laude), Bachelor of Science, Manufacturing Engineering Technology Rebekah E Parmer, Bachelor of Arts, English Roshni Bankim Patel, Bachelor of Science, Hotel/restaurant Management Sara Elizabeth Pavlak, Master of Fine Arts, Theatre Blaine J Pestle, Bachelor of Science, Manufacturing Engineering Technology Marjorie Jean Rhoades, Master of Science In Education, Special Education Larry Elbert Rigg, Bachelor of Science, Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration James W Rouse, Bachelor of Arts, Board Of Trustees Edward R Slanina, Bachelor of Arts, Board Of Trustees Bryce Allen Standley, Bachelor of Arts, Board Of Trustees David Michael Stoltz, Master of Science, Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration Theresa L Sullivan, (Magna Cum Laude), Bachelor of Science, Fashion Merchandising Melissa R Trowbridge, Master of Arts, Communication Otto W Ullrich, Bachelor of Business, Finance Alicia Brooke Wodika, Master of Science, Biology Colby R Yard, Bachelor of Science, Law Enforcement & Justice Administration



McDonough County WIU summer graduates

Nearly 500 students earned academic degrees after the 2009 Summer semester at Western Illinois University's Macomb and Quad Cities campuses and through extended studies. Of those, more than 60 graduates were students whose primary attendance site was at the WIU-QC campus. Bachelor's degrees were awarded to more than 350 students, which include 53 students awarded Western's Board of Trustees-Bachelor of Arts degree (BOT-BA), designed for adult students. Master's degrees were awarded to more than 125 students, 33 of those at WIU-Quad Cities. Academic distinction was awarded to undergraduate students who achieved high grade point averages. This includes: Summa Cum Laude, 3.90 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale; Magna Cum Laude, 3.75 to 3.89 GPA; and Cum Laude, 3.6 to 3.74 GPA. A complete list of students earning academic degrees separated by Illinois counties, cities and towns, as well as other states and nations is available at Blandinsville Karla L Sullivan, Bachelor of Arts, Board Of Trustees Colchester Adam James Busard, (Summa Cum Laude), Bachelor of Music, Music Business Blake K Markey, Bachelor of Science, Manufacturing Engineering Technology Tyler Scott Vogler, Bachelor of Arts, Journalism Industry Jessica L Ruebush, (Cum Laude), Bachelor of Science, Instructional Media & Web-based Development Macomb Emily Nicole Brackman, Master of Arts, English Christopher H Carswell, Bachelor of Business, Marketing Rachael L Carter, Master of Science, Health Education Aaron D Comrie, Bachelor of Arts, Board Of Trustees Katerina L Dawson, Bachelor of Social Work, Social Work Sylvester Ndevera Erude, Master of Science, Instructional Design & Technology Sarah Nicole Fargusson, Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science Brandy N Fulton, Bachelor of Arts, Board Of Trustees Joshua Anthony Galloway, Bachelor of Business, Marketing Chad C Ghere, Bachelor of Science, Mathematics Eric Thomas Gleim, Bachelor of Science, Law Enforcement & Justice Administration Sara Ann Hammond, Bachelor of Science,

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my students are the three F-words: faith, focus and flight. I tell them to stay faithful, because without them, the world isn't complete, and to stay focused on what really counts and what really matters. But flight is the one I love most, because it's just to spread your wings and live your dreams," White said. When asked about working for the Chicago Sun-Times, White said: "I don't work for the Chicago Sun-Times. I work for humanity. I work for the world; I am the eyes of the world by the way of the Chicago Sun-Times. I work for creation and the creator, and the Chicago Sun-Times serves as a wonderful vehicle through which I can share my daily work." In 1990 White accompanied Rev. Jesse Jackson to South Africa for a rally trying to free Nelson Nandela who had been imprisoned 27 years. "At the end the South African cops, with guns and dogs, started to surround us and started shooting people. And I saw them shoot ... and I started taking pictures, and they pulled a gun on me to shoot me," White wrote about the photo that had appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times Feb. 13, 1990. (See demo/portfolio.php#) "But the next morning, Mandela was released from prison, and here I was, out of all the places in the universe that I could be, I was there when Mandela was released. That Tuesday Mandela went to his home in Soweto for the first time. I went in the house, and I was the only photographer in there. Mandela came in the kitchen to get his coat to go out and greet the world--he was just smiling and putting on his jacket. And that was the moment this photo was taken. This was Mandela in his house for the first time, and that moment was precious to me, and precious to the world, and precious to him. And I could share it with the world ­ a moment in history." For more information about the Sept. 17 event, contact Bill Knight at [email protected]

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New arrivals Brayden Thomas Lowe

Brayden Thomas Lowe was born at 11:37 a.m., Aug. 21, 2009, to Alissa and Thomas Lowe. He weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long.

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business. Lorenzen, who has lived in Berwick for 22 years, considered Galesburg and Macomb for her business's location, and Macomb won out in the end for several reasons. "Galesburg's economy isn't great and I also know Macomb well since I attended WIU and have a summer home in Colchester," she explained of her decision. "The outlook on massage is a lot different here compared to Galesburg." While Lorenzen is in her first year as a massage therapist, Reed has been servicing Macomb in the same capacity for two years. Reed graduated three years prior to Lorenzen, who heard about Reed through the program. Reed happened to be looking for changes in her massage program and the two entered into business together. Serenity Falls, titled after a waterfall on Lorenzen's property, offers couples massages, reflexology, deep tissue massages and chakra sessions. In October, hot stone massages will be added to the mix; this winter, laughter yoga and infant massage classes are also being looked into. In addition, Lorenzen sells healthy chocolate, which helps as a natural anti-inflammatory and has high antioxidant and flavinoids. On the fifteenth of each month, Lorenzen will host healthy chocolate meetings at 7 p.m. to discuss the food and ailments ­ anyone interested is welcome to attend, she said. "This is not your typical candy concept," she shared. "People can come in and ask questions, discuss health issues and see if it can help them." Both Lorenzen and Reed are booking appointments now. Pricing runs $45 for an hour, $65 for one and one-half hour, $75 for hot stone and $35 for a half hour massage ­ all are customized massages for each client depending on their needs. Chair massages, a short lunchtime massage option, late hours and on-site massages for special group events are also available as needed, Lorenzen added, saying, "we are all about customizing things for our clients. I'm a firm believer that everybody needs a massage." Lorenzen can be contacted via cell phone at 309-297-0569 and Reed at 309-368-5675.

Nolan Lee Schmidt

Nolan Lee Schmidt was born at 11:43 a.m., Aug. 24, 2009, to Kristi and Clayton Schmidt. He weighed 8 pounds 15 ounces and was 21 3/4 inches long.

Cameron Joseph Peters

Cameron Joseph Peters was born at 9:47 p.m., Aug. 24, 2009, to Amanda and Jeremy Peters. He weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long.

Braylon Karsten Oden

Braylon Karsten Oden was born at 6:05 p.m., Aug. 26, 2009, to Bryonna Oden. He weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Tremaine Lindell King

Tremaine Lindell King was born at 4:28 a.m., Aug. 27, 2009, to Teresa Johnson and Jermaine King. He weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Cole Allen Sutton

Cole Allen Sutton was born at 3:27 a.m., Aug. 29, 2009, to Holly and Matt Sutton. He weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long.

Aidan Milton Sullivan

Aidan Milton Sullivan was born at 6:54 p.m., Aug. 30, 2009, to Ashley and Cory Sullivan. He weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Douglas Thomas Carpenter

Douglas Thomas Carpenter was born at 5:22 a.m., Aug. 31, 2009, to Faith and Dennis Carpenter. He weighed 5 pounds 14 ounces and was 18 inches long.










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-------------------- 1991 mobile home. 14x80, 2bedrooms, 1 bath, new deck & door. Asking $18,000. 309-333-0765 -------------------- Abingdon: 605 W. Adams; 2 bedroom bungalow; basement; garage. 309-462-2966, after 5pm -------------------- Colchester-4 bedroom home, on one acre. Rent to own or seller financing. $495/month. 1-630-920-8350 -------------------- For sale by owner: 112 Doe Run, Macomb. Tri-level, 3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath, 2 car attached garage, fenced back yard, remodeled interior in 2006, lower county taxes. $149,900. For photos: 309-252-2067 -------------------- Macomb - Rent to Own or Owner Financing. 1 & 2 bedroom mobile homes starting as low as $265 per month (lot rent included). 1-630-920-8350 --------------------




-------------------- Drivers: TEAM owners/operators. Paid loaded/empty. 20,000 miles per month, .93/mile plus fuel surcharge. Base plates & permits, all road taxes paid. Morton, Ill to Colorado. Have 2004 & newer trucks. $4,000 signon after 6 months. 2 years recent PTR experience & good driving record. HVH Transportation, Inc. Bob, 800-424-2150, X185 -------------------- Immediate full time position on large grain farm northern McDonough County. Send resume to: Box SW828 c/o Macomb Eagle, 210 S. Randolph, Macomb, IL 61455 -------------------- Macomb-Part-time maintenance/handyman for mobile home park. State qualifications and wages wanted. PO Box 309, Hinsdale, IL 60522 -------------------- Wanted: Harvest help Fall 09. McDonough and Warren counties. Must have experience with large equipment, CDL not required. Reply to: Box SW821, c/o Macomb Eagle, 210 S. Randolph, Macomb, IL 61455 -------------------- -------------------- Farm For Sale: 282 acres, 259 tillable, balance timber. Sec. 5 St. Mary's Twp. Taking bids until September 30. Cash or short term contract. Call 309-458-6541 evenings -------------------- -------------------- Two fall calving Angus cow/calf pairs for sale. One 3 year old calved 7/16. One 7 year old calved 8/27. Easy maintaining, well conditioned cows. Delivery available. 309-333-1075 -------------------- -------------------- LOST: Silver chain link bracelet in Macomb area. Offering reward. Call 847-486-9101 --------------------


-------------------- Couch; brown upholstered chair; living room tables; TV; TV corner stand; bed and dresser; hope chest; harvest table w/6 chairs; round table w/4 chairs; youth bed w/mattress; high chair; Pack `n' Go; power car; saucer. 309-462-2966 after 5pm -------------------- Floral sofa, Tell City maple table with four chairs and 8 drawer dresser with mirror, glass topped coffee table. All in excellent condition. Call 309-333-4408 -------------------- Trail Cruiser 2004 for sale. Asking $8,000. 517 North Campbell St., Macomb. 309-833-2830 -------------------- -------------------- MANNATECH GLYCONUTRITIONALS Deborah Daniels Call toll free 1-888-283-7961 http://www.mannapages. com/Deborah-kDaniels --------------------







-------------------- 2 bedroom duplex apt., available now. Washer/dryer, range, refrigerator. No smoking, no pets. 309-255-4406, evenings, 309-776-4154 -------------------- 3-4 bedroom, 1 bath house on 2 acres for rent 10 miles from Macomb. $475/month, deposits & references. 309-333-0343 -------------------- Abingdon: One bedroom apartment for rent. $250/mo., plus deposit, references. No Pets. 309-462-5862 or 309-465-3130 -------------------- Avon: 1 Bedroom apartment for rent. $250/mo. plus deposit, references. No Pets. 309-465-3130 or 309-462-5862 -------------------- St. Augustine: 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Remodeled. $59,900. 309-351-0454 --------------------

-------------------- Abingdon: SELL ANYTHING SALE, Saturday, Sept. 12, on the old Middle School campus on Route 41. 7am3pm. NO FEE. Set up at 6:30pm. Cars, boats, crafts, clothes, ANYTHING. In case of rain the sale will be held inside the old Middle School. Contact Don Smith, 309-462-3353 or 309-337-6768 or Bonnie 309-462-3632. First come first serve for sale spots -------------------- Macomb 2600 E. Jackson-next to the old Farm King building, Friday, Sept 11, 4-7pm & Saturday, Sept 12, 8am-5pm: Furniture, household items, antiques, collectibles, tons of holiday decorations and knickknacks -------------------- Prairie City 235 N. Smith, Friday, September 11, 8am-?? & Saturday, September 12, 7-11am: Comforter set, macraméé thread, men's XL shirts, coats, shoes, work boots, cowboy boots 9 1/2-11, books, puzzles, clocks, lots of misc. Rain or shine -------------------- -------------------- 10% off any service. Boyd's Transmission Repair. 309-776-3558 or 309-221-2009. We Tow! -------------------- Black Dirt for sale. $135 tandem/load delivered to Macomb. 309-837-7746, 309- 837-1762 or 309-652-3689 after 5PM. Mike Kitch and sons. -------------------- Certified computer technician available for computer set up, repair and training. Will come to your home. 309-837-3704 or 309-333-4297 -------------------- Clock Repair: Keywind, grandfather, cuckoo or any mechanical clock, also clock case repair. Yoder Cabinets, 1135 Lansing Rd, Plymouth, IL. --------------------


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Seasonal harvest help needed. Corn sorters and general plant workers. Day, evening & weekend hours. Starting late August or early September, lasting approx. 5-6 weeks. Must be 18+ years old. Starting wage $8.50/hr.-$9.50/hr. Some positions may require drug testing.

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