John & Michele in the Morning

After 15 years, we're down to the last week.  July 12, 2013 will be the last show for John & Michele in the Morning.  There's nothing scandalous to report...sorry! 
John will continue his reign as Springfield's morning show king, but he'll just be doing it with someone new.
Michele is moving on to a new phase of her career in the radio business.  She'll still be in Springfield and still with Neuhoff Media, however instead of being on the air she's going to be focusing on all things digital.  It's been a great 15 years, and John & Michele plan to spend this last week reminiscing with guests and playing some of the best moments of the past.
Michele would LOVE to hear from you this week.  Write on the John & Michele Facebook page, email her, or tweet

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The Weekend Marquee for July 15, 2011

Brought to you by Theatre in the Park at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site.  Visit for more information.

Shenandoah: Friday - Sunday at 8pm each night at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site.  Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for children under 12.  For reservations call 217-632-5440 or 800-710-9290.  There is a free pre-show in the indoor theatre starting at 7pm.  Visit for more info.

Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow: Saturday at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis.  Tickets available at or

Sean Kent: Friday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm and Saturday at 8:30pm at Donnie B's Comedy Club.  Call 391-JOKE or visit for tickets.

38th Annual Chatham Jaycees Sweet Corn Festival: Friday and Saturday in Chatham Community Park. 
Friday open 4:30pm - Midnight
4:30pm Children's Area open and SMSL 3 on 3 soccer tournament
5-6pm Miss Chatham Sweet Corn Pageant
6-6:30pm  "Welcome to the Sweetcorn Festival" presentation
6:45 - 7:45pm Music by The Blue G's
8:30 - 11:45pm Music by Still Kick'n
Saturday Lineup
9am 7 on 7 football games
10am Sween Corn Festival open
11am  Children's Area open
11:15 - Noon Millburg's TaiKwon-Do Exhibition
Noon - 1:20pm Music by Robert Sampson
1-3pm Washer Toss Challenge
1-3pm Sweet Cornholing Competition
1:30pm - 3pm Illinois Championship Cow Chip Throw
1:50 - 3:10pm Music by Jeff Chapman Blues Band
2pm St. Andrew's Society Ancient Athletics Compeition
3-3:45pm Harmonica Lessons from Mark Russillo
3:40pm - 5pm Music by Hurricane Ruth
5-5:30pm Belly Dancing with Dance with Me Studios
5:30 - 6:30pm Music by A Day and a Wake Up
7-8pm Music by the Dave Littrell Band
8-11:45pm Music by Area 51

Springfield Area Peacekepper's Ride: Sunday.  Register online at
10am - Registration at Illinois Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge - 4341 Acer Grove Road (off Wabash by Culver's.
11:45am - Brief opening ceremony
Noon - Ride departs.  Stops include Rocki's in Auburn, The Old 7 in Palymra with lunch provided, Shepp's in New Berlin, The Alamo in Chatham, and the Corner Pub in Springfield.
5pm - The ride ends at the Corner Pub.  Silent auction, live auction, and drink specials.
6-8pm - American Idol season 7 finalist Amanda Overmyer takes the stage at The Corner Pub.
Charity Day at Adventure Village: Saturday at Adventure Village on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.  Bring 2 non-perishable canned food items per person and purchase an all-you-can-ride wristband for just $5 good from Noon - 3pm.  The food donations will go to St. Martin DePorres Center.  Call Bob at 217-341-6135 or Dave at 217-615-4169 with any questions.

Drive Out Cancer Golt Outing: Saturday at Piper Glen Golf Course with a shotgun start at 1pm.  Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  $85 per golfter.  Call Jeff Dorr at 217-652-3978 to sign up.

Abe's Tractor Cruise: Saturday to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  $25 per entry, and the ride will depart from the Prairieland Heritage Museum in Jacksonville at 8:30am.  The ride will last approx. 3 hours.  For all details click here. 

Divernon Homecoming: Friday and Saturday on the Divernon Village Square.  With carnival rides and games, food, and music.

Christian County Fair: Friday and Saturday in Taylorville at the Christian County Fairgrounds.  Free admission and free parking.  Visit for more information.

The E Buzz for July 15, 2011

Chris Colfer Learned on Twitter He Was Leaving Glee | Chris ColferImagine Getting Fired Via Twitter
It happened to "Glee's" Chris Colfer.  The actor who plays Kurt Hummel on the show told "Access Hollywood" when "Glee's" co-creator announced several of the actors on the show would be gradutating and moving on after this season, it was news to him.  "I didn't necessarily know that it was going to be our last season next year.  I knew something like that was coming up eventually.  I mean, we can't be there forever," said Colfer.

Ron Weasley Wishes He Died In the Last Film
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" is out, and one of the stars of the show says he wishes he'd had a death scene at the end.  Rupert Grint who plays Ronald Weasley said he wanted to show his full acting skill, "I wish I could have died at the end of the film.  It would have been cool to have had a big death scene but them maybe to have come back to life."

Kris Jenner Gets a Facelift Before Kim Kardashian's WeddingMother of the Bride Gets a Facelift
Most mothers of the bride get a new dress, maybe a new hairdo, but Kris Jenner is getting a facelift for her daughter's wedding.  E! News is reporting Kim Kardashian's mom recently went under the knife because she wanted to look her best for Kardashian's August wedding.  Of course the surgery will be featured on an upcoming episode of the family reality show. 

Kate Hudson's New Baby Finally Has a Name
Kate Hudson and fiance Matt Bellamy welcomed a baby boy to the world Saturday night, but it was a few days before the child had a name.  His name is Bingham, and it's Bellamy's mom's maiden name.  It also happens to be Kurt Russell's dad's name.

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