Document 369966

In God We Trust
The Altamont News
Community Service Since 1881
Altamont, Illinois - Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
Volume 133- Number 43
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at 7 Do It Drive, Altamont.
11 a.m. - Golden Circle
Nutrition Program at
Municipal Bldg.
Oct. 28
8 a.m.-1p.m. - National
Honor Society Blood
Drive at Altamont High
School Gym
7 p.m. - Altamont
Opry at Living Museum
7 p.m. - American
Legion GrobengiserFisher's Post 512 at 11 N
2nd Street
7 p.m. - American
Legion Post 512 Auxillary
at 202 N 2nd Street
Oct. 29
4:30-6 p.m. - Women's
Wellness Event at Thelma
Keller Convention Center, Effingham
5 p.m. - TOPS at Library
Oct. 31
6-8p.m. - Altamont
Trick or Treat
Nov. 4
7 p.m. - Altamont
Opry at Living Museum
Nov. 29
1-4 p.m. - Christmas
Trees at Dr. Wright's
Nov. 30
1-4 p.m. - Christmas
Trees at Dr. Wright's
Linda Schmidt, left, presents the first Don Schmidt Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award to Barb Hampson.
From the left are Terri Bealʼs grandson, Max Runge; Terriʼs daughter, Tammy Runge;
Terriʼs grandaughters, Brooke Runge and Madelyn Osborne; her husband, Scott Beal;
her son, Curtis Osborne, and her future daughter-in-law, Brittany Hopp.
Altamont Chamber
Honors Terri, Barb
Terri Beal is the Altamont
Chamber of Commerceʼs
Citizen of the Year.
The chamber honored
Beal at its 2014 Community
Banquet held at Carriage
House Event Center the evening of Saturday, Oct. 18.
“I would have to say that
I think this yearʼs recipient
will be startled to learn she
is being honored, because
I know that receiving this
honor has probably never
crossed her mind,” said mas-
ter of ceremonies Scott Beal,
Terri Bealʼs husband. “As a
matter of fact I suspect that,
had she known prior to this
moment, she would have
objected, saying, ʻSomeone
else deserves this more than
I do.' But, that isnʼt the case
tonight, and here we are,” he
He said he was “probably
leaving some things out,”
but examples of Terri Bealʼs
activities contributing to
the success and growth of
From the left are Charles Wright board member Linda Schmidt, Lutheran Care Center
administrator Karen Hille, Dave and Kathy Corder of Campground Stables, Karen Buckels of Mid-Illinois Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and MBS Communicationsʼ Mary Antrim.
Altamont include serving as
church treasurer, working
with youth as mentor and
“lunch buddy” at Altamont
Grade School, and working
with the Effingham County
Youth Foundation.
Sheʼs been a chamber
board member and its multiyear president, and served
as multi-year president
and club treasurer of the
Altamont Garden Club.
“I know she is proud of
her participation and efforts
Nov. 6
1-4 p.m. - Christmas
Trees at Dr. Wright's
Nov. 7
1-4 p.m. - Christmas
Trees at Dr. Wright's
Nov. 25
7 p.m. - American
Legion GrobengiserFisher's Post 512 at 11 N
2nd Street
7 p.m. - American
Legion Post 512 Auxillary
at 202 N 2nd Street
Dec. 13
9 a.m.-2p.m. - Craft
Show at Mason Civic
The 2014-2015 Lake Land College student ambassadors are (front row, from the left)
Ashley Probst, Stewardson; Jessica Hille, Watson; Gracia Ramp, Mattoon; Amanda
Tucker, Windsor; and Kallie Koester, Effingham. In the back row are (from the left) Chandra Smith, Altamont; Brooke Homann, Charleston; Kayla Peterson, West Point; Layna
Bond, Galatia; Colin Cole, Toledo; Treavor Taylor, Colfax; Christopher Walk, Neoga;
Molly Holthaus, Pana; Tyson Schulte, Milan; Benton Hakman, Mason; and Brittany Ballinger, Stewardson.
R.C. Buildings Inc.
Commercial Buildings
A Sign of Quality Material
and Workmanship Backed
by a Written Warranty:
50 years 6x6 Posts,
40 years Steel and Screws,
Lifetime Snowload.
Guttering Standard.
39 Years in Business - P.O. Box 286 Altamont - Office 5 miles S. of Altamont
Old Capitol
Monument Works
at making Altamont a better
place to live and a desirable
place for economic growth,”
emcee Beal said. “She is
most proud, however, of her
children and grandchildren,
who Iʼve also arranged to
be here tonight to see her
receive the recognition she
deserves for her years of devotion to our community.”
The chamber bestowed
a new award, the Don
Schmidt Memorial Volunteer
Award, on Barb Hampson.
The late Don Schmidt and
his wife, Linda, were coCitizens of the Year in 2011.
Kathy Corder and Lorene
Frederking nominated
Hampson. “When you need
help with anything, you
immediately think of Barb,”
they wrote.
Over the years, Hampson has volunteered at the
Charles Wright Home, the
Lutheran Care Center and
Altamontʼs Chandra
Smith is among the student
ambassadors at Lake Land
College for the 2014-2015
academic year. As an ambassador, Smith receives a $500yearly scholarship.
Student ambassadors are
a select group of students
chosen to serve as official
representatives of Lake Land
College. The ambassadors
assist the college by informing prospective students of
the opportunities available
to them at Lake Land.
In addition, they assist
with several campus organizations and personnel with
special school functions.
To become an ambassador, students must meet be
at least a half- time student
for both fall and spring
semesters, maintain a 2.5
grade-point average, complete an application and
complete an interview.
Once students are selected, they attend training
sessions and weekly meetings to learn more about the
college. During the school
year, the ambassadors give
tours of the campus, attend
college/career fairs, visit
high schools, and assist with
special school functions.
For more information,
visit www.lakelandcollege.
edu/ss/sl/ studentambassador.cfm.
•see CHAMBER pg 11
Chandra Smith is
College Amassador
•see SMITH pg 11
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