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CNB Bank & Trust Announces Retirement of Two Board of Directors Members
CNB Bank & Trust, N.A., a BauerFinancial 5 Star rated bank, has announced the retirement of two long-serving members of its board of directors, John T. Boehm and Richard Foss.

John T. Boehm has been a valuable member of the CNB Bank & Trust board of directors since 2006. Throughout his tenure, he has played a vital role in the development and implementation of key strategies that have helped to drive the bank’s success. Prior to joining the board, John was a partner and founder of Boehm farms. He has been farming on the family farm since 1973 and is a United States Army Veteran.

Boehm and his wife, Ann, have been married for 50 years and have 5 children, 12 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and 1 one the way. He plans to spend his free time traveling with his wife and vacationing with his children and grandchildren. JT looks forward to keeping up with his grandchildren’s activities in his retirement.

Richard Foss, who joined the CNB Bank & Trust board of directors in 2018, is a seasoned banking professional with a wealth of industry experience. Richard holds a B.S. Degree from Carroll University and has completed the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. Prior to joining the board, he was the President and CEO of Jacksonville Savings Bank. His past community service includes Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corp board; Passavant Area Hospital board; Jacksonville Park board; Jacksonville Country Club board; and various church boards.

Richard and his wife, Pat recently celebrated their 50th anniversary last October. The couple has two sons, Brad and Greg, and they each have 2 children giving them a total of 4 grandchildren. Richard enjoys golfing and bicycling in his free time.

“We are grateful for the many years of dedicated service that John and Richard have provided to our organization.” said Richard Walden, Chairman of the Board at CNB Bank & Trust. “Their expertise, insight and leadership have been instrumental in our success, and we wish them all the best in their retirement.”

The retirement of Boehm and Foss marks the end of an era at CNB Bank & Trust. However, the bank remains committed to delivering the same high-quality products and services that its customers have come to expect and looks forward to the continued support of its loyal clientele.

Rotary Green is pleased to announce plans for memorial trees to commemorate past Rotary members:
The committee, a division of the Rotary Club of Jacksonville, has identified a list of Rotarians who have passed in recent years and will begin honoring them. Beginning with 2021 and 2022, Rotarians’ names will be listed on a plaque installed at the base of the tree, which is to be planted in Nichols Park.

Rotary Green plans to continue this practice for future years and also going back in time as funds allow to honor its members. Rotary Green is also open to the public to purchase a tree as a living tribute or just to help beautify the community. To donate to this cause or to order a tree, simply download the form from the Rotary website,, and forward it to: Jacksonville Rotary Club Foundation, Attn: Rotary Green, PO Box 383, Jacksonville, IL 62651.

Rotary Club of Jacksonville honors 12 for service:
The Rotary Club of Jacksonville recently honored 12 people for their service and volunteerism by naming them Paul Harris Fellows. Keith Bradbury, Rotarian Pete Carteaux, Guy Crumley, Rotarian April Clarke, Chris Clarke, Jimmie Duncan, Rotarian Lisa Haley, Mike Hayes, Rotarian Sarah Shellhammer, Rotarian Maddie Stevens, Rotarian Breanna VanMatre and Rotarian Nick ZuHone received the awards.

The Paul Harris Fellowship, named for the founder of Rotary, is an honor established by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International in 1957 to honor individuals who, though not necessarily members of Rotary, carry out activities that exemplify the humanitarian and educational objectives of the Rotary Foundation. Members of Rotary earn the ability to designate either themselves or others a Paul Harris Fellow upon making a contribution of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation.

The Rotary Club of Jacksonville has been in existence for 105 years, has named more than 360 Paul Harris Fellows and has contributed $479,269 to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

The awardees are recognized for their service to the community. Each fellowship recipient was presented with a certificate, pin and medallion, with one of the Rotary members responsible for awarding the fellowship explaining why the individual was selected.

Rotary unites people from all continents, cultures and occupations. Rotarians are leaders in their fields and communities. Rotarians’ diverse perspectives help them to identify and solve problems in communities throughout the world. For more information about the Jacksonville Rotary Club and its service initiatives, visit

Annual Mother’s Day Geranium Sale announced:
The Jacksonville Sunrise Rotary Clubs announces its annual Mother’s Day Geranium Sale, which will run through May 1. Those interested in purchasing red geraniums may contact any member of the club to place an order. Club members will deliver purchased geraniums on or after May 13. The sale items are four-inch potted red geraniums and are being sold for $5 each.

The Sunrise Rotary Club Mother’s Day Geranium Sale was first conceived by former club member Dr. Don Snider in 2010, as a way to introduce himself to his neighbors. When Don Snider passed away in 2013, the club made the geranium sale an official Sunrise Rotary fundraiser.

“We have become acquainted with many area neighbors through our geranium sale, both as a fundraiser for our various community service projects, and as a quiet tribute to Dr. Don,” said club president Linda Meece.

Sunrise Rotary meets every Tuesday morning at the Holiday Inn Express in South Jacksonville at 7.

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