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James M. Heffern

Born: 1932 in Illinois
Pen Name: J.M. Heffern

Connection to Illinois: Heffern lives in Elk Grove Village.

Biography: 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.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

J. M. Heffern on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Junior High at age seventy-five /
ISBN: 1448993172 OCLC: 619162892

PublishAmerica, Baltimore, Md : ©2010.

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 1940's and today is the dedication of the teachers and of course the students who 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, hosever, 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 truly believe that our future is in good hands.

Just one more season /
ISBN: 1424141338 OCLC: 75646630

PublishAmerica, Baltimore, Md : ©2006.

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 all, for various reasons, wound up in the midwest. These are men who found themselves, decades later, playing softball with each other.only 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.