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Meet Your Neighbor

Meet your neighbor and Illini West Senior, Tara Forbes of rural Terre Haute.

Tara was born at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg and is the daughter of Toni Forbes of Dahinda and Jeff and Krista Forbes of Terre Haute.

Toni works as a daycare teacher, Jeff is a farmer and works for IDOT in Macomb and Krista is a nurse at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa.

Tara has three younger brothers, Joshua, 16, Jackson, 10 and Hayden 5.

She is the granddaughter of Hugh and Sheila Forbes, and the late Darlene Forbes, and John and Donna Murphy, and Ron and Jennifer Schaley.

Tara attended several different schools before attending Illini West.

While in high school Tara has been very active. She is involved in cheerleading and FBLA for 4 years, dance, FFA President, Hancock County Teen Court, and tumbling.

One of Tara's favorite high school memories so far is her Junior Prom and she hopes her Senior Prom will be even better.

Tara currently works as a teller for CO-OP at Marine Bank & Trust in Carthage and also works at La Harpe Davier Health Center as a CNA.

After graduation, Tara's plans are to attend Carl Sandburg College and then transfer to a four year university, although her career plans are undecided.