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Spotlight On Southwestern Illinois All Stars

Hoyleton Ministries serving diverse population innovatively for more than a century

   Since 1895, Hoyleton Ministries – Hoyleton Youth and Family Services, Puentes de Esperanza and the Hoyleton Children’s Home Foundation – have been dedicated to helping all people realize the quality of life that God intends for them. For 118 years, the nonprofit organization has continuously served a diverse, growing population across Southwestern Illinois.   …

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Teaching high school students financial literacy is TheBANK’s top priority among teens

   The path to success is paved by education. That’s why TheBANK of Edwardsville is dedicated, year in and year out, to supporting and helping educate students in Southwestern Illinois.   Through its various educational endeavors – from hands-on, in-the-classroom presentations to financial scholarships awarded to high school and college students alike – TheBANK’s tradition of…

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Memorial Hospital works with youth to promote health, nutrition and exercise

   Memorial Hospital maintains a special focus on youth through two important ventures: Disney Radio’s “Move It!” program and the annual High School Blood Challenge.   Radio Disney’s “Move It!” program is aimed at physical fitness and curbing childhood obesity. It’s focused on grades kindergarten through 6 and challenges children to get up off the couch,…

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Mathis, Marifian & Richter’s foundation supports arts, legal education and more

   Several years ago, shareholders of law firm Mathis, Marifian & Richter established the Mathis, Marifian & Richter Foundation to provide donations to worthwhile causes and charities in the community. Funded through donations from the firm’s attorneys and staff, the foundation has donated to many different organizations and causes including the Haitian Relief Fund, Catholic…

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First Clover Leaf Bank’s Green Team actively supports community needs

   The Green Team is First Clover Leaf Bank’s community action group. While the word “green” has taken on environmental connotations in recent years, the Green Team is focused on community service.   “The spirit of generosity and charitable drive is the foundation of The Green Team,” said Dennis Terry, the bank’s president and chief executive…

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