Thirty Day Wellness Jump-Start with Prairie Cardiovascular – Bloomington Pantagraph

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EFFINGHAM — With many thinking about healthy resolutions for 2022, Prairie Cardiovascular and HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham would like to share a Thirty Day Wellness Jump-start with an achievable goal each day.
“Setting small daily goals for your health can give you significant results over time,” says Dr. Jessica Prange, a cardiologist with Prairie Cardiovascular. “Maintaining your heart health is a commonsense balance of a healthy diet, sufficient sleep and regular exercise.”
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1983: The Young Radiator plant was set to close due to a disputed union contract. Local 162 UAW and the company reached an agreement on a new three year contract at the last minute. 
1945: Baker’s No. 1 Bates well, a half-mile north of present production, waiting to drill plug, is creating tense speculation over possible field extension.
1981: The postmaster has given his stamp of approval on the new post office. One problem remaining is the different alignment of post boxes which has forced new numbers on 112 customers and left 65 more with boxes that are smaller than they are used to. 
1956: Many residents are recalling events and personalities in the 50 history-making years of the hospital as the completion of the $1,150,000 expansion project is complete. 
1985: Class 4 state champions at Mattoon Academy of Gymnastics and Dance include: front row, from left, Krista Budde, Michelle Cisna, Stacey Brown; second row, Christi Horein, Erica Vaultonburg, Jennifer Daily, Lori Shafer, Dixie Usinger, Toni Best, Jessica Kessler; back row, Tina Barnes, Nikki Shaw, Kim Jurgens, Pennie Lane, Elizabeth Ettlebrick, Angie Tilford, Christina Ritter, Johnna Von Behrens. 
1983: W.D. “Pill” Fisher stands by the log house h is building for his family. Fisher became distributor for Kozy Log homes. 
1977: The once bustling waiting room rests quietly except for an occasional passenger for one of the station’s four trains. 
1973: Mattoon earned a berth in the finals of the All-America Cities competition. 
1988: Mattoon was bustling in the 1950s, as this vintage photo shows. Photos are being compiled in a book by Alice Larrabee, Gail Lumpkin, Jean Johnston and Marianne Thiel. 

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