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Amen, pjohnf. I think you got that right. Didn't Hitlers Germany and Communist Russia do the same with their media? Can we do anything quick enough to correct these problems?
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Wouldn't that be EAST of 30th, not WEST?
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jnalse87-is a handgun enough to protect me from my government's military? Ask yourself how The Revolutionary War would have gone if we had only handguns against the British. You're obviously a restrictionist, as you believe the state knows best, and we shouldn't argue. Sounds a bit like North Korea, doesn't it?
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I like Kelly's food and atmosphere, but I don't get the fascination everyone has with melted cheese.
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Glad to hear that they are back open for business, and that everybody affected is going to be OK. (And yes, after reading this I'll admit I could go for several bowls of their cheese soup, heh heh heh.) If there is any tiny bit of a "silver lining" that can possibly come out of this unfortunate situation, I hope it's that QFD (and the members of the local news media) will take an opportunity…

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JWCC gets 23K grant for Community Tech Center in Mt. Sterling

6 months, 4 weeks ago by Scott Hardy

Free Computer access for Brown Co residents

John Wood Community College has received an Eliminate the Digital Divide grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) in the amount of $22,950.  The institution will use this grant to open a Community Technology Center at its Mt. Sterling location, which will provide free computer access and technology assistance to those in the Brown County area who do not have personal access to a computer, need to improve their computer skills, or need assistance with online job searches or employment applications.

The CTC will make no less than two desktop computers available to the public with other computers available should the need arise, all of which will be available free of charge and available for public use.  The computers must only be used within the Community Technology Center, but will be available for both public use and technology education uses in the classroom.  Computer training courses are available on a first come - first served basis, and students must pre-register in order to enroll in the training courses. 

The trainings will educate a class size of between 6 and 15 students, and will teach students about the basic computer functions:  email, Internet browsing, online job application completion and Microsoft Office skills.  The CTC is staffed by two part-time instructors, as well as two full-time computer specialists, who will support student learning.  The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has also offered to provide one-on-one tutoring to those who need additional computer assistance upon completion of computer training courses. 

The Community Technology Center will be available to anyone who lives or works within the Brown County limits, and will be open Monday through Friday from 8 am – 5 pm. 

“By opening this resource in our Mt. Sterling location, we hope to teach the Brown County community the computer skills that are now vital in our technology-driven society, as well as provide the Brown County public with the personal computing resources they need,” said Mike Elbe, JWCC president.  “The training courses that the CTC will deliver are critical skills to learn for those who are striving to do any sort of office work as a future career.”


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