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Henry, Stark retired teachers meet

Published: Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 2:53 p.m. CST

ORION — The Henry Stark Counties Retired Teachers met Sept. 12 at the Orion Methodist Church.

Executive director Jim Bachman of Springfield spoke to 43 participants on the current implications of legislation to insurance and pension. After questions on a political level, Carrie Boelens of the Henry Stark Counties Health Department then took members to a psychological level on hoarding with entertaining and educational insights. Concluding the formal business meeting was the popular drawing for a variety of baked goods and consumable treats donated by officers. Funds from this endeavor assist expenses and half of the proceeds are donated to the state foundation which provides scholarships and teacher grants. Four first-timers were welcomed with a free lunch, introduced and shared their backgrounds.

The group’s next meeting will be Nov. 14 at the Toulon Congregational Church for a program theme of “Build It Philharmonically.” Political representatives have been invited to join A.J. Harland who will provide IRTA (Illinois Retired Teacher Association) insights as Region 8 Director followed by Music U.S.A. by retired-teacher duo Lynne Roark and Mary Hawk.

Reservations and a $10 check to HSCRTA should be mailed to Margaret Blakey, P.O. Box 253, Toulon, IL 61483, before Nov. 2.

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