Election day is November 3rd! Tazewell county has issued information about early voting and registering to vote.
Temporary voting sites include the Washington Township located at 58 Valley Forge Road. Early voting will be done on following dates and times:
Fridays, October 16th & 23rd
Saturdays, October 17th & 24th
Sundays, October 18th & 25th
Looking for daytime coverage for your school age child? Washington Park District offers an excellent before and after school program for children kindergarten through 6th grade. They provide a variety of fun activities ranging from playground and gym time to games and crafts in the classroom. Children are divided by grade, Pre-K and K, 1st - 2nd, 3rd, and 4th – 6th grade. Each room is arranged with grade appropriate activities. They have plenty of workspace to complete homework assignments if needed. More information is available at https://www.washingtonparkdistrict.com/programs/reach-program?fbclid=IwAR1K-dX1hTRx6VMA4Sx0l5DHv7WBEmPznwKmnRl1mNt7RS75zcel-cAgHwU
Families are facing a plethora of new issues when it comes to media and technology: Screen time, social media and safety are just a few of these. Because technology has outpaced our ability to adequately study its effects on all of us – but children in particular – it can be a source of anxiety and conflict within families without many definitive answers.
This two-hour course outlines the media and tech-related challenges parents are facing, their potential impacts on mental health and relationships, and how clinicians can help guide families to a healthy, balanced, and connective approach to media and technology.
The event will be held at Washington Middle School on November 19th, and RSVP is required. Call the school or visit https://www.d52schools.com/o/wgsd52/events for more information.
Join us in celebrating our 13th Anniversary on Friday, October 9th. NEW DATE
Rocktober 2020 will take place in our south parking lot and feature the band Capt. Quirk for a great night of live music while socially distancing in the great outdoors! Admission $5 in advance and $7 at the gate. Reserve a table of 4 for $20. Cash bar opens at 6 PM. Entertainment begins at 6:30 PM.
Special thanks to our featured sponsor Trane for making this event possible
About Captain Quirk:
If you’re looking for a cover band that’s a little bit different from the rest, you’re looking for Capt. Quirk. Formed in 2014, Capt. Quirk features several long-time area musicians who have seen more than their share of crowds over the years. Capt. Quirk describes their mix of tunes as ‘more like your ipod on shuffle than your ipod shuffle’. They will go from Foreigner to Marc Broussard to Chris Stapleton in the same set. The band focuses on good songs, no matter where they came from. To that end, you’ll hear tunes you know from bands you love (You Got That Right by Lynyrd Skynrd), and tunes from artists you don’t know (Paulo Mendonca, Big Hat). But one thing shines through…the love these five guys have for music, for playing together with each other, and the passion they have for performing live.
Five Points Fridays is a free event featuring live entertainment, drink specials, and specialty food vendors. Join us on October 16th for Kickin’ & Pickin’. The bar opens at 5:30pm. Entertainment begins at 6:00pm. Special thanks to our sponsors: MTCO, Hometown Community Banks, Trane, Uftring Automotive, and Nicole Miller Edward Jones Agency.
About Kickin’ & Pickin’:
“Kyle Rhoney stars in a One-Man Band while performing an array of folk, rock and bluegrass. Kyle amazes audiences by performing on the Acoustic Guitar, Harmonicas, Foot-Drums, Kazoo with powerful vocals. Don’t miss this high energy performance with an eclectic blend of tunes. Lots of Fun!” –
The Illinois State Police is warning the public of a recent phone scam that took place in this area in September. The victim received a phone call from an unknown number with a local area code. The scammer told the victim that he had one of his family members and demanded a ransom.
Here are some tips from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to help you stay a step ahead of the scammers:
Spot Imposters – Scammers often pretend to be someone you trust, like a government official, a family member, a charity, or a company you do business with.
Do Online Searches – Type a company or product name into the search engine with words like “review.” “complaint” or “scam.” You can even search for phone numbers to see if they have have been reported as scams.
Don’t Believe Your Caller ID – Technology makes it easy for scammers to fake called ID information, so the name and number you see aren’t always real.
Don’t Pay Upfront for a Promise – Someone might ask you to pay in advance for things like debt relief, credit and loan offers, mortgage assistance, or a job.
Consider How You Pay – Credit cards have significant fraud protection built-in, but some payment methods don’t. Wiring money through services like Western Union or MoneyGram is risky because it is nearly impossible to get your money back. That is also true for reloadable gift cards.
The Park District offerings are changing frequently so be sure to check social media for updates on events and things going on. You can also check their website for updates at https://www.washingtonparkdistrict.com/
WAOE My59, on digiMAX channel 11/507HD, is making changes to their regular program line-up. Their syndicated programming is gradually being replaced with paid programming, as the process of changing WAOE’s program format begins.
As a result, many viewer favorites and long-term WAOE staples will no longer be aired. They have stated there is much in WAOE’s future new format, which will be announced sometime in October, that viewers will enjoy just as much...if not more.
Where the best shows and movies come together to form one extraordinary entertainment experience. HBO Max is a streaming service where you can stream all of HBO together with even more of your favorite series and blockbuster movies, plus new and exclusive Max Originals.
HBO Max is included with your paid digiMAX TV HBO subscription! You can also choose to purchase HBO Max as a stand-alone streaming service for everyone in the family at just $15 per month.
Call MTCO between 9/1/2020 - 10/31/2020 to start your 30-Day Free Trial of SHOWTIME! Watch acclaimed series, hit movies, and more. The monthly cost for SHOWTIME after your free 30-day trial is only $10.99/mo.
Friday, October 16th - 7 p.m.
Shark Tank (ABC)
“Shark Tank,” the critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy® Award-winning entrepreneurial-themed reality show that has reinvigorated entrepreneurship in America, returns to ABC this fall for its eleventh season. The business-themed show that has become a culturally defining series and inspires a nation to dream bigger, recently amassed an amazing $100 million in deals offered in the Tank. The Sharks – tough, self-made, multimillionaire and billionaire tycoons – continue their search to invest in the best businesses and products that America has to offer. They will once again give people from all walks of life the chance to chase the American dream and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires.
Monday, October 19th - 7 p.m.
The Voice (NBC)
The four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice” returns with the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the show’s newest season.
Rock icon and pop culture phenomenon Gwen Stefani reclaims her red chair alongside superstar coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton as they return for Season 19. Carson Daly returns as host.
Sunday, October 25th - 8 p.m.
Ghostober - 7 Nights of Fright
No need to leave the house when Halloween reigns all month long. From “Ghost Adventures: Horror at Joe Exotic Zoo” to “The Osbournes: Night of Terror,” this might just be the year to buy lots of extra candy and settle in for Travel Channel’s third annual Ghostober.
This might just be the year to buy lots of extra candy and settle in for Ghostober, Travel Channel’s third annual paranormal programming event. No need to leave the house when Halloween reigns all month long, taking viewers on spine-chilling adventures to the other side – where tales of poltergeists, ghostly creatures, demons and even a few legends will keep you company. Filled with a creepy mix of buzzy new specials, boldfaced names and returning favorites, Ghostober has all the thrills and chills on lockdown.
Fall TV sun outages will begin on Monday, October 5th, and are expected to last through October 10th. You can expect to see video issues these days between the hours of 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Video outages will range from a few blips of interrupted video to channels that may go dark for several minutes.
Sun outages are a natural phenomenon that occurs when a satellite and a receiving earth station come directly in line with the sun. The sun’s energy interferes with the satellite’s signal and affects the signals received by the earth station.