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SHELBYVILLE – The US Army Corps of Engineers in Lake Shelbyville is looking for qualified candidates to fill vacant student positions for the 2022 summer leisure time.

Lake Shelbyville offers a great internship opportunity for students pursuing careers in the life sciences, outdoor activities, or law enforcement fields.

Temporary student positions are available for graduating seniors and college students at level GS-02.

These positions are available in interpreting services, visitor care, facility / site maintenance, environmental stewardship and administration at an hourly rate of approximately $ 12.33 and a work schedule of 40 hours per week during the summer semester. Applicants may be required to work a combination of day, night, weekend and holiday shifts.

Lake Land College accepts nominations

Basic requirements and qualifications:

• Enrolled at a technical or vocational school, 2- or 4-year university, technical or vocational school, at a qualifying educational institution on a half- or full-time basis or admitted for enrollment in order to pursue a professional qualification or a certificate

• Minimum educational requirement of the Abitur or GED

• Good academic status with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0

• Transcripts and proof of enrollment / letters of admission

• Detailed curriculum vitae showing suitability for the position

• Required to sign a Pathways Subscriber Agreement

Applications accepted until January 5th.

Job advertisements are available online at www.usajobs.gov under the job advertisement number: SWGI214791107465PI

Applicants will need to create a USAjobs account, create a profile, and prepare a resume. The job advertisements can be found by entering the advertisement number in the search query “Keyword” on the homepage.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to call the Lake Shelbyville Project Office at 217-774-3951, ext. 0, with questions or assistance in applying for these positions.

My Town: Clint Walker’s memories of Coles County as retrieved from the archives

Cosmic blue comics

Dated November 22, 1992, Journal Gazette, this photo from Cosmic Blue Comics in Mattoon; where I spent practically every Saturday afternoon for about two years. In this little back room, which you can see to the right of the Coca-Cola sign, the many, and I mean many, long boxes of old issues were kept. I still have my bagged copy of Tales of the Beanworld # 1 that I found there. Unfortunately this place is now only a “green space”.

Mattoon arcade

Mattoon arcade

Pictured is Bob Murray of Shelbyville from the Journal Gazette dated June 2, 1982 showing his dominance over the TRON arcade game in the “Carousel Time” arcade in Cross County Mall that later became Aladdin’s Castle and soon afterwards nothing more was no more. I’ve spent almost every Saturday in this arcade, maybe with the exact same haircut. But without overalls. I was more of an “Ocean Pacific” kid.

Icenogles

Icenogles

Pictured, November 28, 1988, Journal Gazette, Icenogles Grocery Store. Since we’re from Cooks Mills, we didn’t shop at Icenogle often … but when we did I knew as a kid that a grocery store like this should be in a perfect world, and not just because it had hardwood floors, Comics on the magazine rack or loads of them, and I mean loads of trading cards wrapped in wax.

Cooks mills

Cooks mills

I had long since moved out of Cooks Mills by the time this showcase article on Adam’s Groceries was published in the June 13, 1998 Journal Gazette, but there was a time when I might very well have been one of those kids in this photo; because if it was summer and you had a bike and lived in Cooks Mills, you ended up there. Last report, they still had tab in the Pepsi brand cooler on the back. I’m seriously considering asking my money man if I can afford to reopen this place.

Mr. Music

Mr. Music

Pictured, July 16, 1987, Journal Gazette, that advert for Mister Music that was formerly on the Cross County Mall. I didn’t buy records at that age, but at some point I did and it all went under. If you think it doesn’t sound “cool” to hang out with your pals at a record store on a Friday night with a scorching driver’s license fresh in your wallet, you’re right. But it’s the best a geek like me can do. Wherever you are today, owner of Mister Music, please know that a Minutemen album I found in your cheap trash can changed my life.

Sound Source Guitar Throw

Sound Source Guitar Throw

Portrait of the author as a young man who tried to throw a guitar through a target in this year’s Sound Source Music Guitar Throwing Contest on April 18, 1994, Journal Gazette. Check out my grunge era hoodie and yeah … look carefully, these are Air Jordans you see on my feet. Addendum: Despite what the cutting line says, I haven’t won a guitar.

Pictured, clipped from the online archives at JG-TC.com, photo dated April 18, 1994, Journal Gazette of Sound Source Music Guitar Throwing Contest winner and current JG-TC author, Clint Walker.

Vettes

Vettes

Here today, gone tomorrow, Vette’s Teen Club, June 20, 1991, Journal Gazette. I wasn’t “cool” enough to hang out at Vette in its “prime” and by “cool enough” I mean “not competent enough in parking lot fights”. If only I could crack it now.

FutureGen

FutureGen

FutureGen: The end of the beginning and finally the beginning of the end, December 19, 2007, JG-TC. I wish I had paid more attention back then. I probably should have read the paper.