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2008-08-05 15:01:02

By Vanessa Welch, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Aug. 5--MT. VERNON -- This week, the Girl Scouts of Shagbark Council are pairing up with United Methodist Children's Home to provide a program, Uniquely ME!, that focuses on celebrating uniqueness. "The idea was proposed by our [chief executive officer] Bobbie Campbell. The thought came to me that every girl, even us, is lacking a little self-esteem," Brenda Torrez, Girl Scouts director of program services, said. Through networking with...

2008-07-31 15:01:01

By Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 31--MT. VERNON -- The cancer program at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital has received a three year approval and commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. "We're dedicated to offering the best cancer care and are proud to have brought the very best in today's cancer treatment closer to home," St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital medical director of the cancer program stated. The commendation was granted after...

2008-07-30 15:01:16

By Vanessa Welch, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 30--MT. VERNON -- The American Red Cross and YMCA are teaming up to offer youth ages 11-15 a baby-sitting workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 9 at the YMCA. The ARC Baby-Sitting Training Course gives pre-teens and teens the skills and confidence to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. Girl Scouts Membership Services Manager Lesa Vaughn has led this workshop for over five years, and is excited to enlighten current...

2008-07-28 15:00:44

By Tesa Culli, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 28--CHICAGO -- A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Help at Home, Inc., alleging the company has failed to pay employees the new minimum wage which went into effect on July 1. The lawsuit covers, "All persons employed by defendant as Home Care Assistant and who performed work for defendant on and after July 1, 2008, who did not receive at least $7.75 for each hour worked and for which they were entitled to be paid at least $7.75...

2008-07-24 18:01:00

By Kandace McCoy, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 24--MT. VERNON -- Crossroads Community Hospital and Rend Lake College have partnered together in a new nursing program to help offset the shortage of nurses in the medical field. On Wednesday afternoon, representatives from the hospital and college welcomed three new nursing students who have been named recipients of a nursing scholarship offered through Crossroads Community Hospital. This is the first year for the scholarship...

2008-07-22 15:00:45

By Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 22--DU QUOIN -- The grandstand lineup for the 86th Annual Du Quoin State Fair has been announced. The fair will be opening Aug. 22 and continue through Sept. 1. Sawyer Brown, Kellie Pickler, P.O.D., Corbin Bleu and Sevendust are just a few of the acts to take the Grandstand during the fair. Sawyer Brown was originally known as a country pop sound group when it was formed in the 1980s. More recent years have shown the band's more serious sound...

2008-07-22 15:00:45

By Tesa Culli, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 22--MT. VERNON -- The first outdoor music program for the City Parks and Recreation Department will be held at 7 p.m. on July 25. "We've been looking for more activities that involve the whole family," recreation coordinator Wes Plummer said. "So many times the family is broken apart with girls softball at one location, boys baseball at another and adult activities in yet another area. This is something the family can do together." The...

2008-07-21 15:00:53

By Tesa Culli, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 21--WALTONVILLE -- The board of Waltonville Community Unit School District 1 is in negotiations with a possible superintendent candidate, according to board president Sandy Frick. Frick said the district interviewed a candidate last week, and has been in negotiations with that person following the interview. If the negotiations don't progress, Frick said the board will be looking for an interim superintendent for the 2008-2009 school...

2008-07-16 15:01:08

By Kandace McCoy, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 16--MT. VERNON -- The Southern Illinois Annual Mr./Miss Hope Benefit Pageant is returning again this year to help out the American Cancer Society. According to information from event organizer Rhonda Moffit, the pageant will be held at the Times Square Mall Aug. 9 and is open to boys and girls of all ages. Proceeds from the event will benefit the ACS and others affected by cancer. Since last year's event, Moffit said groups have...

2008-07-16 15:00:45

By Tesa Culli, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 16--MT. VERNON -- Efforts to get water service for households outside the Rend Lake Conservancy District in Moores Prairie improved as the Jefferson County Board was notified that it had received a Community Development Assistance Program grant from the state for design engineering. "The grant was applied for a long time ago, and it had been on the back burner," Jefferson County board member Dexter Edmison said. "We just found out the...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.