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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James M. Heffern  

Pen Name: J.M. Heffern


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1932 in Illinois

-- J. M. Heffern on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Heffern lives in Elk Grove Village.

Biographical and Professional Information

James Heffern has lived in Elk Grove Village most of his life. He has been very active in the community and served as a board commissioner. A lifelong supporter of the Elk Grove Park District, his involvement began in 1964 with boys baseball. He went on to start youth football in 1967 and create the men's over 50 softball league in 1997. To honor his commitment to the Park District, the park located at 781 Crest Avenue in the Village was named after him in 2015.

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Titles At Your Library

Just One More Season
ISBN: 1424141338

PublishAmerica. 2006

Just One More Season is a humorous story describing a number of men whose lives, over a lifetime, became intertwined. They all grew up during the great depression. Some served in WWII, and most served during the Korean War. They came from all parts of the country. They all, for various reasons, wound up in the mid-west. These are men who found themselves, decades later, playing softball with (and also competing against) each other—this time it is during the twilight years of their lives. Many of them have endured much hardship along the way. In each case, the most prominent feature of their personality is their sense of humor.

Junior High at Age Seventy-Five
ISBN: 1448993172

PublishAmerica. 2010

Junior High at Age Seventy-Five is a humorous comparison of what it was like to be a senior citizen volunteer in sixth, seventh and eighth grade classes of a modern-day junior high school. The only similarities between the 1940s and today is the dedication of the teachers and of course the students that get caught doing something wrong. Dogs are still eating homework and with a contrived look of innocence they still ask, "What did I do?" A major difference, however, is the advanced curriculum every student is computer knowledgeable, the use of calculators and the ISAT demands on the student. I found the experience to be informative and enlightening. I firmly believe that our future is in good hands.



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Contact Information PO Box 1716 Elk Grove, Illinois 60009 847-437-0109