WATCH: ADM Celebrates Truck Driver Appreciation Week

WATCH: ADM Celebrates Truck Driver Appreciation Week

September 12, 2019 – It’s Truck driver appreciation week and in a new video, ADM Trucking highlights the benefits of working in this growing field. Steve Finn, Vice President of Trucking at ADM says day drivers at ADM trucking for instance can be home every night and can make between 40 and 60 thousand a year.  In addition, the training required makes the career possible for everyone from new graduates to people starting a new career. According to the American Trucking Association, the industry is currently 60 thousand drivers short and expects to be 160 thousand drivers short by the year 2028. Watch the full video now. 

LISTEN: Week One of Big Blue Podcast Previews Men’s Soccer, Volleyball, & Football’s Offense

LISTEN: Week One of Big Blue Podcast Previews Men’s Soccer, Volleyball, & Football’s Offense

AUGUST 30  –  The Big Blue Hour has become The Big Blue Podcast for the 2019-2020 school year, but now many weeks, you’ll get even more Millikin University Athletics content.

This week’s opening week of the podcast, hosted by ESPNDecatur’s Aric Lee, visits a trio of Big Blue coaches, getting previews assembled for the fall campaigns.

Volleyball coach Debbie Kiick breaks down her team’s trip to New York, the schedule, and the beefed-up competition for playing time.

Men’s Soccer coach Chad Jones talks about the new international feel with four freshmen from Norway, three from Columbia, and a player from Australia, plus the importance of the returning Big Blue to mesh with the different styles of play. Jones also chat about enhancing the schedule.

Football Offensive Coordinator Mike Budziszewski hits on the competition and challenges of replacing graduated record-setting quarterback Nicco Stepina. Plus a peek at at position and the battles still playing out in camp.

Click on the link to pick any of the three interviews this week …

Podcast – Big Blue Hour

 

LISTEN: EDC’s Andrew Taylor Talks July Jobs Report

LISTEN: EDC’s Andrew Taylor Talks July Jobs Report

With the release of the July Jobs Report, the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur/Macon County revealed their analysis of the report to help break down and view trends in Macon County. Economic Development Officer Andrew Taylor says jobs and wages are going up.

Taylor said that because of the upswing in manufacturing jobs in the area, people have been leaving service jobs that paid less money to go to the manufacturing field where the money is better.

WATCH: Tour de Casey’s

WATCH: Tour de Casey’s

August 18th, 2019- The 6th ride of the Tour de Caseys took place this weekend, a self-supported 110 mile bike ride traveling all across town stopping at local Casey’s gas Stations. The journey takes riders to and from every Casey’s between Fairview, Clinton, and Long Creek and is estimated to be 7 hours worth of riding time.  

Fairview Pool and Scovill Zoo Observe Fall Hours

Fairview Pool and Scovill Zoo Observe Fall Hours

August 14, 2019 – You have a little time left to enjoy Fairview Pool before the end of the season and the end of the facility itself.  Fairview Family Aquatic Center will start observing it’s fall schedule now through September 2. The pool will be closed on weekdays and open swim will be offered from noon until 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays only. Special Labor Day hours on September 2 are from noon until 5 p.m. with half price admission. 

Fairview Pool Fall Hours

August 12 – 16, Closed

August 17 & 18, Noon – 6 p.m.

August 19 – 23, Closed

August 24 & 25, Noon – 6 p.m.

August 26 – 30, Closed

August 31 & September 1, Noon – 6 p.m.

September 2 (last open day of the season), Noon – 5 p.m.

Scovill Zoo is also observing fall hours now through October 14. Visiting hours will be offered from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with the last admission one hour before closing. 

Heritage to Offer Mental Health First Aid

Heritage to Offer Mental Health First Aid

August 13, 2019  – Heritage Behavioral Health Center has facilitated several Mental Health First Aid Trainings over the last year and has a new course available to the public. One in five Americans has a mental health condition, but many are reluctant to seek help or might not know where to turn for care. Unlike physical conditions, symptoms of mental health and substance use concern can be difficult to detect. Heritage Behavioral Health Center is offering a Youth Mental Health First Aid Course on August 22nd and Adult Mental Health Course on September 6th.  The training is free and limited slots are available. Contact JSmiley@Heritagenet.org for more information.