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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Presented by Walter Hall
A Featured HOT READS FOR COLD NIGHTS Program

Thursday, December 18 from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Community Room. Cold nights will heat up with this informative lecture about the emergence of intelligence collecting in the Civil War while reflecting on today’s need and uses for intelligence. Discover the intelligence gathering basics such as espionage, scouts, reconnaissance, interrogation, contraband, balloon observations, towers, and signals that were used in the Civil War. Learn how information gathered by Army commanders has evolved into a centralized bureau, and find out how the Union vs. Confederacy differed in intelligence gathering.

Walter Hall has a master of arts degree in Military History with a concentration in the American Civil War. He also holds a bachelor of arts degree from SIUE in Journalism/Mass Communications, and a master of arts degree from Webster University in Healthcare Management. Mr. Hall, retired from the U. S. Navy, is a collateral descendant of Commander James D. Bulloch, of the Confederate States Navy, who headed the Confederate Secret Service in Europe.

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COLD NIGHTS UTILITY BILL CLINIC

Provided by Citizens Utility Board
A Featured HOT READS FOR COLD NIGHTS Program

Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 12:00-2:30 pm in the Community Room. Schedule a 20 minute one on one appointment with  a representatives from the Citizens Utility Board to identify where a savings can be made. Utility bill counseling will include telephone services, controlling gas and electric bills, and choices in the natural gas market. The Citizens Utility Board will provide take home packets with helpful information regarding lowering utility bill options. Three 20 minute appointments will be scheduled for each time period. You will be notified should your preferred time slot fill. The next available time slot will be offered to you at that time.

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BUDGETING FOR LIFE

Presented by Katie Jackson

Monday, February 9, 2015 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room. Learn what to consider while setting up a household budget such as retirement, insurance coverage, lifestyle expectations. Find out what debt should be paid down first, and discover what savings is recommended. Materials will be handed out.

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DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 5 MARATHON
Ealing Studios                              downton_abbey_season_5

Two 4-hour viewing periods in the Community Room.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 12:00-4:00 pm (First half) 
Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 12:00-4:00 pm (Second half) 
Feel free to bring in your own snacks.
Seating is limited to 25, so register today!

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MARCH FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOPS  
Instructed by Katie Jackson

SAVING FOR AND DURING RETIREMENT: Thursday, March 12 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room
Designed for those within 5 years of retirement or those already retired.Find out how to determine how much to save, what credit options should be considered, and how much wealth to distribute or invest. Learn what services a trust officer provides, and what insurance options are available. Materials will be handed out.

TRUSTS, JOINT ACCOUNTS, AND BENEFICIARIES: Thursday, March 26 from
6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room
Learn how your financial accounts are accessed through your will and what additional steps may need to be taken, especially with a Power of Attorney. Find out what to consider and what to review when titling property. Discover aspects of different accounts, their benefits, and their limitations. Materials will be handed out.

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CREDIT SMART  
Instructed by Katie Jackson

Tuesday, April 7 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room
Discover how credit scores are used, the way debts affect your ability to borrow, and what products are available to help you get a good credit score. Explore the advantages of gas cards and how they differ form other cards. Find out hidden benefits credit cards could offer. Learn about financial stability and borrowing with ample access to credit. Resources will be given to access credit report, credit card optimizer, as well as a handout comparing the top credit card rewards.

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