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The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held their business meeting to review current Kiwanis Club activities for children and youth in the community, at their weekly luncheon Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. The guest speaker was sheriff Bruce Kettelkmap


Kettelkamp talked about the team of officers, deputies, and investigators and their ability to work together to serve Christian County on the phone, on the street and at their local facility which houses an average of fifty prisoners a day. Kettelkamp also discussed the ongoing drug problem throughout the county. Alcohol and marijuana continue to be the most abused; in addition, meth, bath salts, and prescription drugs are becoming increasingly used and to devastating effect. Fifteen deaths in the county have been attributed to overdose. Finally, Kettelkamp talked about outreach programs available locally to help fight addiction as Kettelkamp was quoted as saying “a drug addict needs treatment while the drug dealer needs to be in jail.”


And, the Kiwanis Club again invites the public to its annual Pancake and Sausage Day at the Taylorville Moose Lodge, on Saturday, January 28th, from 6 til 11am. Tickets are on sale from any Kiwanis member, or at the door. Proceeds benefit the many local projects for children and youth sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, including Kiwanis Park, Coats for Kids, high school and Y-M-C-A scholarships.


The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.

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