Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Metro East Libraries Brace for Massive Cuts

Published in the 6/6/10 issue of the Suburban Journals/Collinsville Herald

Metro East Libraries Brace for Massive Cuts
Library System Lays off Staff, Slices Services

Evaporated state funding is claiming another victim: Libraries.

The Lewis and Clark Library System, which links nearly every library book in the Metro East, on July 1 will no longer offer nonessential services to members – meaning the continuing education, legal advice and advocacy provided since the 1960s will end. Six positions will also be chopped. Continue reading

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Collinsville’s ‘Worker Bee’ Recognized

Published in the 5/27/10 issue of the Suburban Journals/Collinsville Herald

Collinsville’s ‘worker bee’ recognized
‘It’s my way to give back,” she says

Lois Metzger was a Collinsville High School Kahok cheerleader in 1955. Since then, she has been cheering for her hometown as an avid volunteer, booster and supporter.

Metzger, 73, was recently recognized by the Collinsville Junior Service Club for 50 years of active membership in the organization. “It’s a way to give back and make people aware that Collinsville is a good place to live,” Metzger said. Continue reading

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