annual colorectal cancer screening
mid-September, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital (ALMH) is providing
free colorectal cancer screening kits and lab testing to assist you in
identifying indicators of possible cancer in the colon or rectum.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most curable of all cancers when it is
detected early and treated promptly.
colorectal cancer develops over a period of time, it is possible to
detect it by testing stool samples long before physical symptoms
appear. The majority of people who develop colorectal cancer are over
age 50. Over 75 percent of all cases can be cured, and patients can
resume normal lives. The American Cancer Society recommends yearly
stool blood tests after the age of 50.
simple at-home test kit provided by ALMH will help the laboratory
check your stool samples for hidden blood, which can be a sign of
cancer or other internal disorders. The kit lists dietary suggestions
of what to eat and what to avoid two days prior to the test. Following
these few suggestions can reduce the chances of a "false
positive" test result and increase probability of a more accurate
test. The kit also provides all materials and directions needed for
collecting stool samples and preparing slides for testing, and
includes a pre-addressed envelope to mail the sample and information
back to the ALMH lab. The lab will notify you of your results within
two weeks after receiving the test. It is important to remember that
the screening does not provide a complete cancer detection
examination. Regardless of test results, you should see your physician
whenever you experience changes in your bowel habits.
take advantage of this opportunity, all tests must be received at
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital no later than Sept. 15.
kits are available at local physician offices, pharmacies, senior
living centers, the Logan County Health Department, and the Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital Laboratory. In rural locations it is also
available on the Rural Health Partnership’s mobile health unit. You
may pick up your free kit at the following locations:
Lincoln Memorial Hospital Laboratory
Health Care Specialists (Drs. Carroll, Harmon, Sagins and Sielaff)
County Health Department
Ridge Retirement Center
health unit of Rural Health Partnership
Mount Pulaski Pharmacy
health unit of Rural Health Partnership
Beason, Broadwell, Chestnut, Cornland, Elkhart, Emden, Greenview,
Hartsburg, Lake Fork, Latham, Middletown, New Holland and San Jose,
kits are available on the Rural Health Partnership’s mobile health
to Know Your Neighbor" day planned in San Jose
San Jose Police Committee and San Jose Police Department will be
sponsoring a "Get to Know Your Neighbor" day on Sunday, Aug.
27, from 2 until 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the playground
and ball field north of the old high school. This invitation is for
Delavan, Green Valley, Mason City, Emden, New Holland, Hartsburg and
Easton, and any other neighboring towns are welcome.
committee will host a butterfly pork chop and chicken breast dinner
with potato salad, baked beans and more. Dinner tickets are $5 for
adults and $2.50 for children, with youngsters under age 7 eating
will be raffles for a new camping package valued at $200; gift
certificates from Dixon Fisheries, San Jose Craft Co-op and others;
games and prizes for the children; music; crafts booth; a D.A.R.E.
program; and more.
proceeds will go toward the general fund for the Police Department.
Donations are welcome.
wishing to set up a booth are asked to contact Ray Satchfield at the
Village Hall, 247-3332. Please leave your name and phone number by
rain date is to be announced.
come one, come all and meet your neighbors," the committee says.
"Join us for a fun-filled day."
Jose Police Committee and Police Department]
announces annual book sale
Lincoln Public Library District will have its annual book sale during
the 2000 Lincoln Art and Balloon Festival. The schedule for the book
sale will be Saturday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug.
27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will be in the Pegram Community
Room in the Carnegie building at 725 Pekin St. In addition to the
usual assortment of books, magazines, records and other items, the
sale will feature books weeded from the library’s collection. These
items will include mysteries, westerns, science fiction, general
fiction and children’s books. The sale will be a buck-a-bag sale
with some specially priced items. For more information contact the
library at 217-732-8878.
Red Cross classes offered in August
County Red Cross will be having class sessions Aug. 23 and 24 in
Community First Aid and Safety. This class will be from 6 to 10 p.m.
the first evening and will be completed on the following evening, with
hours from 5 until 10 p.m. It will cover adult CPR, infant and child
CPR, and first aid.
Saturday, Aug. 26, a CPR Challenge class will be from 9 a.m. until 1
classes will be at 125 S. Kickapoo St. For further information or to
preregister, you may come in any weekday from noon to 4 p.m. You may
also call 732-2134.
to speak to support groups
Dru Hauter will be the guest lecturer at a combined meeting of the
Congestive Heart Failure and Diabetes support groups of Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital (ALMH) on Monday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in
Conference Room A at ALMH.
Hauter will address physical changes in congestive heart failure and
diabetes, and he will open the discussion to questions from attendees.
The lecture is open to anyone interested in or suffering from
congestive heart failure or diabetes.
more information about the event or the support groups, please call
ALMH at 217-732-2161, ext. 443.
beyond CDs" teleconference scheduled
of Illinois Extension in Logan County will be sponsoring a
teleconference program called "Investing Beyond CDs to Achieve
Your Long-Term Goals." This program will focus on various
categories of investments including mutual funds and how you can use
these investments to reach your goals. This teleconference will allow
you to receive unbiased, research-based information from certified
financial planners who are not selling any investment products.
teleconference is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m.
at the Extension Office, now located at 980 N. Postville Dr. on the
northwest corner of the Logan County Fairgrounds. To register to
attend, please call the Logan County Unit at 732-8289 by
Monday, Aug. 21.
haiku contest announced
celebration of the visit to the Midwest of haiku poet Madoka Mayuzumi,
the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago, in conjunction with the
Japan America Society of Chicago and the Haiku Society of America
Midwest Region, announces a haiku contest.
Mayuzumi, founder of the Tokyo Hepburn haiku club for women and editor
in chief of the journal "Monthly Hepburn," will be featured
at a haiku presentation in Chicago on Saturday, Sept. 30. A well-known
and popular poet in Japan, Ms. Mayuzumi has done much to promote the
"new haiku," especially among young people and women. Her
lecture, "Contemporary Haiku and Japanese Society," will be
from 10 a.m. to noon at the Swissôtel, Grand Ballroom, 323 East
Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601.
presentation will be in Japanese with English interpretation. The
public is cordially invited, and contest entrants are especially urged
to attend. Seating will be on a first-come basis.
contest information is below.
In-hand by Sept. 15.
The contest is open to all residents of Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota
and Wisconsin, including students attending college in these states.
Adult and youth
contests in English. Youth contests are for pupils in school grades
kindergarten through 12. The theme of the contest is
"Autumn," and entries should contain a word or image
associated with the season. Limit: Five haiku per entrant.
procedures: Type or
write one haiku legibly on one side of a 3-by-5 index card. Write your
name, age (for youth category only), address, phone, e-mail address
(if you have one) and the contest designation ("adult" or
"youth") on the reverse side of the card. Submit a separate
card for each haiku entered. E-mail entries are welcome. For those
entries, send your haiku together with the address information and
with "haiku contest" in the subject line of the e-mail
Send English-language haiku by mail to Randy M. Brooks, 4634 Hale
Drive, Decatur IL 62526-1117, or by e-mail to email@example.com.
First-, second-, and third-place winners in all four contests (12
awards) will be notified by telephone or e-mail around Sept. 22.
of awards: Awards
will be announced by the guest of honor, Madoka Mayuzumi, founder of
the Tokyo Hepburn haiku club for women and editor in chief of the
journal, "Monthly Hepburn," following her presentation in
Chicago on Sept. 30. All contest entrants are cordially encouraged to
come to this lecture, and there will be special consolation prizes for
all entrants who do attend!
Entries in English
will be judged by Lee Gurga, associate editor of the journal
"Modern Haiku" and past president of the Haiku
Society of America (see Web page at http://www.family-net.net/~brooksbooks/gurga.html).
inclusion of the winning poems in the Japan Information Center
newsletter and posting on the JIC Web site, all rights revert to the
For more information,
contact the contest coordinators at the addresses above. For more
details, see Web site at: http://www.jchicago.org/haikuen.html.