Montgomery County 911 board reconsiders dispatch consolidation

HILLSBORO (Heartland Newsfeed) — The 911 Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB) of Montgomery County reconsidered a decision they made last month to move their operations center from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department to Taylorville following their board meeting on Thursday, Oct. 17. A motion to consolidate 911 dispatch operations with the joint board of Christian…

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New PCH podiatrist set to offer services

Dr. Andrew Ott became a new member of Pana Community Hospital’s podiatric department. Ott also provides services at other area hospitals including Hillsboro Area Hospital. (Hillsboro Area Hospital photo) PANA (Heartland Newsfeed) — Pana Community Hospital welcomed a new podiatrist to their podiatry team Tuesday, Oct. 15, Dr. Andrew Ott, DPM, AACFAS. Following a residency…

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Social Security benefits to receive 1.6% increase for 2020

Recipients of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income are expected to receive a 1.6 percent raise in 2020. (AARP photo via iStock) Recipients of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI/SSI Disability) benefits for nearly 69 million Americans may notice an increase of their benefits for 2020, according to the Social Security Administration. A cost-of-living…

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Nobody, formerly known as Rich Paul, de-platformed from Twitter over hyperbolic Clinton remark

Nobody, then Rich Paul, released from jail for selling cannabis. (Mandatory credit: FreeKeene.com) KEENE, N.H. (Heartland Newsfeed) — A Republican candidate for governor in New Hampshire was permanently de-platformed from Twitter Sunday following an obvious hyperbolic tweet made on the platform. Candidate Nobody (formerly known as Rich Paul) responded to remarks that Karen Lytle (@karenlytle711)…

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Explore port wine in Portugal’s Douro Valley

At “quintas” throughout the valley, visitors can taste the variety of ports and table wines produced in the Douro. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli photo) One of Portugal’s most endearing slices is the Douro River Valley, the winding, terraced region that produces the country’s beloved port wine. This is Portugal’s answer to Germany’s romantic Rhine River Valley….

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