COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

A Special Message from MTCO

In light of the Governor’s recent public mandate, we are asking customers to please limit your visits to our office unless necessary. We have a payment drop box outside our front door of the brick office building where you can drop off payments or payments can be made online at www.mtco.com. Otherwise, please contact our office before you come. 

You can call or email us: https://www.mtco.com/?main&contact.   We will have the front door locked but will be prepared to help you after you have contacted us and made arrangements as to how we can assist you.  We are also limiting our in-home installs and service calls to service effecting calls only.  

Thank you for your understanding and stay well!.

IN OUR COMMUNITY

Blood Donation

Support Your Local Food Pantry

Support Your Local Food Pantry

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 As this COVID-19 situation has evolved, the American Red Cross has seen blood drives cancelled across the country — when tragically, a blood shortage would only worsen the health care crisis we are currently facing.  That’s why they are encouraging healthy, eligible individuals to donate blood.  To find a blood drive or volunteer, visit www.RedCross.org.  

Support Your Local Food Pantry

Support Your Local Food Pantry

Support Your Local Food Pantry

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If you have extra items in your food pantry, please consider dropping some off at St. Joseph Catholic Church Food Pantry, located at 200 Broadway Street, during this time of need. The work of the pantry is shared by people in need living in Marseilles. 

Marseilles Wellness Program

Marseilles Wellness Program

Marseilles Wellness Program

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The City of Marseilles is offering a daily check-in program for the duration of the State of Illinois “Stay at Home” order. This program is offered to residents of the Marseilles Fire & Ambulance District who are senior citizens or to those with medical concerns who live alone.

Marseilles Wellness Program

Marseilles Wellness Program

If you or someone you know would benefit from this program, we encourage you to enroll. Once enrolled, you will receive a friendly daily check-in to ensure you are safe and not in need of critical attention. If we are unable to get ahold of you and have not been notified that you are away, a police officer or a member of E.M.S. will be sent to check on you.

To sign up, call the Marseilles City Hall at 815-795-2133, M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or email to cityclerk@mtco.com.  You can also send a private message through Facebook to either the Facebook page of Marseilles Police Department or Marseilles Area Ambulance Service Inc. Please Include the following information when registering:  Name(s), address, and telephone number(s) of resident, reason for registering (i.e. senior citizen, medical condition, etc.) designated emergency contact person with phone number in case contact can’t be made.

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Announcement From Marseilles Elementary School District #150

Announcement From Marseilles Elementary School District #150

Announcement From Marseilles Elementary School District #150

We continue to move forward in our E Learning (now called remote learning) this week! Updated packets for the month of April are also now available in the vestibule of the main door 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you need a paper version. As of today, the Gov has closed schools through April 7th, but it is pretty evident there will be a continued closure, but will let you know as soon as we officially hear.

We will be handing out 10 school days (breakfast and lunch) worth of meals again this Thursday, April 2nd from 9:00 - 11:00 and 4:00 - 6:00. We will providing pick up service by the big gym again and require that you have your trunk or cargo space cleared and DO NOT EXIT your vehicle for the safety of our staff. We will not put the meals in your back seat and ask for your cooperation. We are unable to order shelf stable items only now, so some items will need to be put into your refrigerator when you arrive home.

If you have any questions, needs or concerns, please leave a message at 815-795-2162 and one of our staff members will be in touch.

Thanks for your participation and stay well!

Freedom Fest 2020

Announcement From Marseilles Elementary School District #150

Announcement From Marseilles Elementary School District #150

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Freedom Fest 2020 is now accepting applications for vendors to participate in their annual event. The date for the event is June 20th. Go to www.cityofmarseilles.com/forms-applications-permits/

ENTERTAINMENT & TECHNOLOGY

FREE 30-Day Trial

FREE 30-Day Trial

FREE 30-Day Trial

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We’re adding variety to your entertainment and family time!  Enjoy a FREE 30-day trial of SHOWTIME®, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™, and FLIX® (HD channels 710 -718 | SD channels 620 – 634).  This free preview started on March 24th and is available through Wednesday April 22nd for all digiMAX TV customers!

To access SHOWTIME® channels, press the Guide button on your remote control, then press the Blue button to toggle until “Showing Movie Channels” shows in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen.  You can then arrow up and down to the channel numbers listed above.

Fun With Learning

FREE 30-Day Trial

FREE 30-Day Trial

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 The Weather Channel (digiMAX HD channel 499) is dedicating time during each hour of live programming at 50 minutes past the hour to share educational content. Scientific explanations on everything from how raindrops and rainbows form, to why thunder happens, to how to stay safe in all kinds of weather. More information and videos can be found at: https://weloveweather.tv/for-kids/. 

HBO® & Cinemax® FREE Offers

Sony, Others, Slowing Downloads & Streaming

Sony, Others, Slowing Downloads & Streaming

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 FREE 4-Day Preview

Grab the popcorn for a 4-Day FREE preview of HBO and Cinemax starting at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, April 17th through midnight on Monday, April 20th.  

Featuring an array of new and current original programming, including new episodes from Westworld, My Brilliant Friend,  Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered, the finales of The Plot Against America and Strike Back.  Plus the latest movies and hits.


Sign Up and Get Your First 30 Days FREE!

Sign up for HBO and/or Cinemax from April 1, 2020 thorugh May 31, 2020 and receive your first month FREE!  Call MTCO today at 800-859-6826 or visit us at www.mtco.com to chat live or email.

Sony, Others, Slowing Downloads & Streaming

Sony, Others, Slowing Downloads & Streaming

Sony, Others, Slowing Downloads & Streaming

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Sony is working with internet service providers in the US to slow game download speeds to preserve internet capacity for users overall. The company already enacted this policy in Europe last week.

This means players will have “somewhat slower or delayed“ times downloading games. Sony has said previously that gameplay will remain “robust” for those playing online. Companies such as Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, Apple, and Disney have reduced video streaming quality to help with the strain from millions of people now being stuck at home as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads. YouTube has dropped the default quality of videos to standard definition worldwide, though high definition (HD) can still be manually selected.

More Channels Now Available!

More Channels Now Available!

More Channels Now Available!

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Enjoy FREE viewing of the following channels that are in the digiMAX SELECT & EXPANDED packages.  If you do not currently have these channels in your TV package, they are now available until the time specified in the column to the right.

To access all available TV channels, press the Guide button on your remote control, then press the Blue button to toggle until “Showing All Channels” shows in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen.

For a full list of channel numbers, visit https://www.mtco.com/?main&support&channel_guide and click on your service area, then click on the tab “View as a PDF.”


More Channels Now Available!

More Channels Now Available!

 

Available until April 17th:

CNN (channel 115/HD channel 510)

April 18th:

FOX News (114/514HD)

April 20th

CNBC (113/512HD)

MSNBC (112/513HD)

Oxygen (48/542HD)

Universal Kids (300/466HD)

Universo (360)

UP! (321)

April 30th:

Disney Jr. (57/533HD)

Disney XD (306/464HD)

FX Movies (327/482HD)

Hallmark Channel  (49/574HD

Hallmark Drama (319/480HD)

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (50/586HD)

Nat Geo Wild (326/490HD)

Outdoor (310/471HD)

Sportsman (312/470HD)

World Fishing Network (814/834HD)

May 31st:

American Heroes Channel (90/527HD)

Cooking Channel (337/491HD)

Destination America (341/492HD)

Discovery Family Channel (53/534HD)

Discovery Life Channel (324/484HD)

DIY (336/493HD)

Great American Country (359/496HD)

Science (98/548HD)

OWN (101/576HD)

Travel (101/573HD)

Stay Safe Out There

More Channels Now Available!

Stay Safe Out There

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 What can you do to stop online scam artists from taking advantage of the global pandemic?  Visit   this US Telecom site for a few quick tips to keep you connected and secure:  https://www.ustelecom.org/research/6-tips-to-thwart-covid-19-cyberscams/?fbclid=IwAR1m4sEgr3Ak7hRIGd-jRQbejsAN3fPuEIpsKs89sS9Kxwt50Gh9Bk0Q9xg. 

Broke

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Man With A Plan

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Thursday, April 2nd 

8:30 p.m. – Broke (CBS)

Series Premiere

Jaime Camil and Pauley Perrette star in Broke, a comedy about Jackie (Perrette), a single suburban mother who’s shocked when her estranged sister, Elizabeth (Natasha Leggero), her sister’s outrageously wealthy, big-hearted husband, Javier (Camil), and Javier’s fiercely loyal assistant/driver/friend land on her doorstep in need of a place to live after the couple’s money dries up. Though class differences may separate the women, and the size of the house and the number of people living in it will test the limits of family ties, the familiar bond of sisterhood might be the catalyst they need to restore their relationship.


Man With A Plan

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Man With A Plan

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Thursday, April 2nd 

7:30 p.m. – Man With A Plan (CBS)

Season Premiere

Man With a Plan stars Golden Globe winner Matt LeBlanc in a comedy about an old-school guy confronting the modern challenges of parenting, marriage, and family. After hitting a rough patch with his construction business, Adam’s self-assured wife, Andi, has proposed they start a house-flipping business together along with his clueless brother, Don, and unlikely friend, Lowell. In the midst of all this, Adam also has to juggle his three children and deal with his bossy sister-in-law, Marcy, and his opinionated father, Joe, who enjoys giving him terrible advice about how to run his life. With Andi’s encouragement, Adam takes charge of his brood, lays down the law, and discovers he’s going to “nail” this job.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

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Wednesday, April 8th 

9 p.m. – Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (ABC)

Season Premiere

Jimmy Kimmel is going to help celebrities help their favorite charities. He’s hosting a prime-time edition of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” with stars as the contestants and winnings earmarked for their causes of choice. The celebrity contest will let players invite a guest to help from the “hot seat,” with the possibilities including a relative, teacher or trivia expert. Michael Davies, the original producer of “Millionaire,” will run the new version.