James F. Perrotto – Royalton, IL

James F. Perrotto, 60, of Royalton, IL, died suddenly at his home Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

He was born July 13, 1957 in Meadville, PA and spent much of his youth in Southern Illinois. He graduated from Frankfort Community High School in 1975 and attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

James was president and CEO for many years of Barber Mine Timber Company, Inc., a wood products firm located in Perry County. He was also a member of the boards of directors of several publishing companies, including Community Media Group, Oelwien Publishing Co., Timmus Investments and Mississippi Publishing Company.

He was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

James traveled extensively throughout South and Central America, residing in Roatan, Honduras, Panama City, Panama and Cancun, Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ann Bagnato Perrotto and James Perrotto; maternal grandparents, Harriet and Fred Gisewhite and several aunts and uncles.

James is survived by his wife, Luz Adriana Narvaez Chara Perrotto, whom he married in Bogota, Columbia in 2007; mother-in-law and father-in-law Maria Rubiela Chara and Guillermo Narvaez Espana, both of Cali, Columbia.

Also surviving are his parents, Jill Gisewhite Perrotto and L.J. Perrotto, of West Frankfort. Other survivors include his brothers and their wives, John D. Perrotto (Tammy), of Dutzow, MO, Mark J. Perrotto (Kendra), Tunnell Hill Lake of Egypt; niece Jenna Perrotto Johnston (Walter) and daughter Paige, of Columbus, OH; nephews Gregory Perrotto, of Wolcott, Indiana, Garrett Perrotto, Kansas  City, MO; aunts and uncles Linda Perrotto Johnson, of Erie, PA, Helen and Fritz Gisewhite, of Akron, Ohio; Roslyn Mullen, Atlanta, GA along with several cousins.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April, 27, 2018 at Union Funeral Home, in West Frankfort. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Route 37 South (Foxcroft Ward). Burial will follow at Tower Heights Cemetery, West Frankfort.

Online condolences of sympathy can be made at www.unionfh.com.

FCN Daily Bible Verse

How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.
Psalm 119:9 (Read all of Psalm 119:9)
New International Version

A Word for Today by Pastor Jimmy Russell — Humbly Obedient

HUMBLY OBEDIENT 

READ 2 SAMUEL 22:1 THROUGH 24:25; LUKE 16:1-18 

How should true believers be remembered? 

The author of 2 Samuel didn’t remember King David as being perfect. David committed sins. He even disobeyed God by taking a census of eligible fighting men in Israel. Yet David always repented when God convicted him. For this reason, David is remembered for his humility. He acknowledged that the good things he achieved were only accomplished through God’s power. 

“It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; He causes me to stand on the heights” (2 Samuel 22:33–34).

Today’s believers should follow David’s example through humble submission and by looking to God for strength. When Christians are willing to follow the Spirit’s leading, He will make their way secure and cause them to stand on the heights of God’s power. Then, like David, they will be remembered for glorifying God by humbly doing His work on the earth.

Challenge for Today: Humbly bow to the one who calls you His own. Allow His Spirit to lead you.


Pastor Jimmy Russell
Abundant Life
1409 East DeYoung St
Marion, Illinois  62959

pastorjimmyrussell@gmail.com
 

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
 
Jeremiah 29:11

Franklin County students enroll at RLC during College Signing Day

INA, Ill. – Sixteen Christopher High School students took their first step to becoming college students today during College Signing Day with Rend Lake College. RLC advisors met with the students to pass along important information, answer questions, and enroll students into summer and fall classes.

Registration for Summer and Fall 2018 classes at RLC is going on now. Classes start the week of June 4-8 for the summer semester and during the week of August 20-24 for the fall semester. Contact RLC’s Academic Advisement Center at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1266 to schedule an appointment for summer or fall registration.

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Pictured is, FROM LEFT, Caden Blankenship, Payce Morgan, Daniel Flowers, Khortnee Kerkemeyer, Tyler Weeks, Victoria Towers, Christopher Dorris, Chloe Kirkpatrick, Jacob Stuehlmeyer, Madison Blain, Anthony Sisney, Brenden Rogers, Rebecca Reese, Preston Rider, Payton Gregge, and Wyatt Eubanks.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

In April, academic advisors will also visit Mt. Vernon, Pinckneyville, Waltonville, and Zeigler-Royalton high schools to speak with students. In total, Advisors will travel to all 13 in-district high school campuses this spring to meet one-on-one with students and help them prepare for their first semester of college life.

According to the U. S. Department of Education, college graduates typically earn more and are less likely to face unemployment than those with a high school diploma. Over the course of a lifetime, the average worker with a postsecondary degree will earn approximately $1 million more than a worker without a postsecondary education. In fact, by 2020, an estimated two-thirds of job openings will require college education or training.

RLC is a comprehensive community college located in Ina in Southern Illinois. Rend Lake College offers more than 100 associate degree and occupational certificate programs, preparing students for transfer to a four-year university or direct entry into the workforce. To learn more about RLC, visit www.rlc.edu/journey.

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INA, Ill.  – One dozen Zeigler-Royalton High School seniors took their first step to becoming college students today during College Signing Day with Rend Lake College. RLC advisors met with the students to pass along important information, answer questions, and enroll students into summer and fall classes.

Registration for Summer and Fall 2018 classes at RLC is going on now. Classes start the week of June 4-8 for the summer semester and during the week of August 20-24 for the fall semester. Contact RLC’s Academic Advisement Center at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1266 to schedule an appointment for summer or fall registration.

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Pictured is, FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT, Suzie Stout, Lacey Grammer, Shelby Hewlett, Madison Bates, Erin Eldridge, and Jane Webber; BACK ROW, Dakota Shelton, Joseph Uraski, Caleb Isaacs, Noah Leeper, Jonathon Meadows, and Nathan Raynor.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

This spring, academic advisors will also visit Benton, Pinckneyville, Thompsonville, Webber, and Woodlawn high schools to speak with students. In total, Advisors will travel to all 13 in-district high school campuses this spring to meet one-on-one with students and help them prepare for their first semester of college life.

According to the U. S. Department of Education, college graduates typically earn more and are less likely to face unemployment than those with a high school diploma. Over the course of a lifetime, the average worker with a postsecondary degree will earn approximately $1 million more than a worker without a postsecondary education. In fact, by 2020, an estimated two-thirds of job openings will require college education or training.

RLC is a comprehensive community college located in Ina in Southern Illinois. Rend Lake College offers more than 100 associate degree and occupational certificate programs, preparing students for transfer to a four-year university or direct entry into the workforce. To learn more about RLC, visit www.rlc.edu/journey.

Hurley named MVC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week

Ricky Hurley

 

ST. LOUIS — Southern Illinois thrower Ricky Hurley has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Week following his performance at the Jesse Owens Classic, the conference announced Tuesday.

Hurley set personal-bests in both the hammer throw and the shot put at Ohio State this past weekend and for the second-straight week is one of only two male throwers in the NCAA to rank in the top-20 regionally for the discus, shot put and hammer throw.

This marks the third time this season that Hurley has earned the honor and the 10th time in 12 tries (83%) during the 2017-18 season that a Saluki has been honored as the MVC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week. Overall, Hurley’s recognition marks the 17th time this season that a Saluki has earned an athlete of the week honor from the conference.

Ricky Hurley | So. | Fox River Grove, Ill.


Hurley’s stellar outdoor season continued at the Jesse Owens Classic, hosted by the Ohio State University. The Fox River Grove, Ill. native notched a pair of personal-best marks in the shot put and the hammer throw. The four-time All-MVC honoree set a lifetime-best in the hammer throw at 206′-6″ (62.94m) to finish fourth and followed with an outdoor PR in the shot put at 60′-0.5″ to place second. Hurley currently ranks in the top-20 in the NCAA West Region in the discus (12th), shot put (17th) and hammer throw (20th) and is one of two throwers in the NCAA, along with Georgia’s Denzel Comenentia, to rank in the top-20 regionally for all three events.

MVTHS seniors attend College Signing Day

INA, Ill. – Sixty-three seniors at Mt. Vernon Township High School took their first step to becoming college students last week during College Signing Day with Rend Lake College. RLC advisors met with the students to pass along important information, answer questions, and enroll students into summer and fall classes.

Registration for Summer and Fall 2018 classes at RLC is going on now. Classes start the week of June 4-8 for the summer semester and during the week of August 20-24 for the fall semester. Contact RLC’s Academic Advisement Center at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1266 to schedule an appointment for summer or fall registration.

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Pictured is, in alphabetical order, Carley Allen, Katelyn Ashby, Madison Bailey, Makayla Bowden, Jalin Brown, Andrea Burrichter, Alyssa Cariens, Gregory Chandler, Johnathon Crowder, Tai’Leayah Damron, Anna Ellis, Cody Ellis, Christian Fitts, Ezra Foxall, Maddy Fradelos, Dakota Frederick, Brittney Goff, Keisha Gonzalez, Markiem Goosby, Kelsi Ham, O’Shea Hardin, Jacob Hayes, Tyler Hill, Kelley Hiner, Christina Hodge, Nicholas Jeffers, Autumn Johnson, Jade Johnson, Meadow Jordan, Santiana Mercado, Romeo Moss, Hannah Myers, Emma Newell, Hunter Nichols, Madyson Odle, Riley Ogle, Jared Palmer, Jacob Parks, Chloe Plumb, Nathan Pierce, Breanne Pilson, Garrett Prosise, Adam Prusz, Elizabeth Quinn, America Ramirez, Amber Rivera, Paige Saupe, Joe Shirrell, Adam Sledge, Victoria Smith, Taylor Storey, Chloe Swan, Crystal Thomas, Husley Tucker, Reese Tupper, Jessica Upchurch, Christian Waterstradt, and Erin Zoeckler.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

This spring, academic advisors will also visit Benton, Thompsonville, Webber, and Woodlawn high schools to speak with students. In total, Advisors will travel to all 13 in-district high school campuses this spring to meet one-on-one with students and help them prepare for their first semester of college life.

According to the U. S. Department of Education, college graduates typically earn more and are less likely to face unemployment than those with a high school diploma. Over the course of a lifetime, the average worker with a postsecondary degree will earn approximately $1 million more than a worker without a postsecondary education. In fact, by 2020, an estimated two-thirds of job openings will require college education or training.

RLC is a comprehensive community college located in Ina in Southern Illinois. Rend Lake College offers more than 100 associate degree and occupational certificate programs, preparing students for transfer to a four-year university or direct entry into the workforce. To learn more about RLC, visit www.rlc.edu/journey.

Special speaker comes to RLC for Prevent Child Abuse Awareness Month

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INA, Ill. – Jo Poshard of the Poshard Foundation for Abused Children visited Rend Lake College on Wednesday to share the area’s staggering child abuse statistics with RLC students as part of Prevent Child Abuse Awareness Month. Poshard urged those in attendance to make their communites better by understanding the warning signs, the causes and the effects of child abuse. The Poshard Foundation was established 18 years ago as a public charitable organization aimed at healing abused children and stopping the abuse of children. 

Pastor Rick Warren: Change Requires Honest Community

Change Requires Honest Community

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“Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God — truly righteous and holy. So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body” (Ephesians 4:21-25 NLT).

To change the unhealthy habits in your life, you need people who tell you the truth. You’re not going to get well on your own; you’re going to need other people in your life. You’re going to need support. You’re going to need a small group. Change requires honest community.

You’ll never change some things in your life on your own — typically, the things that are the most difficult in your life and the things that you don’t want anybody else to know about.

You’re never getting over those things until you share them with someone. You don’t have to tell everybody. You just need to find one person who will trust you and whom you trust — someone who will be confidential, love you unconditionally, not be judgmental, and pray for you. Revealing your feeling is the beginning of healing.

This does not mean a small group where you get together on a superficial level and everyone is “fine” or “doing great.” You have to get to the level of maturity in your small group where you can say, “I had a tough week. Life stinks. Here’s what happened.”

“So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body” (Ephesians 4:25 NLT).

If you’re a believer, you’re also a belonger. You belong in the family of God, and every other believer belongs to you. You cannot become until you belong. You can’t become what God wants you to be until you belong in a group that’s going to pursue gut-level, honest community. Put away falsehood. Talk to your neighbor. Tell your friend the truth, because we belong to each other.

If you are serious about changing the deepest hang-ups in your heart and the deeply entrenched self-defeating behaviors in your life, you must face the fear of being honest. You’ve got to stop faking it. You’ve got to put away falsehood. You’ve got to be real.

You can go through life either pretending like you’ve got it all together or getting it all together. But you’ll never get it all together as long as you pretend you’ve got it all together. And you’re never going to get well, get healed, get rid of that area that’s hindering you in your life until you talk to somebody about it.

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  • How would you describe your small group’s level of transparency? Are you “real” with each other?
  • What has been the result of pretending like you have it all together? How do you feel?

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NFL Draft: Needs and projections for each NFC team

With the NFL Draft starting Thursday, find out what positions NFC teams needs to address, and possible first-round picks for each.

Here’s a link to the story at the Southern Illinoisan.

SIH breaks ground for new blended urgentcare, occupational clinic

MARION — Southern Illinois Healthcare broke ground Wednesday on a new blended Urgent Care and WORKCare clinic at 2804 East Outer Drive in Marion (just south of the Walmart parking lot).

Here’s a link to the story at the Southern Illinoisan.