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Safe Stops help children in emergencies


Dear Editor:

The Healthy Families Task Force would like to thank the people of Lincoln for their support of the "Safe Stop" program. A "Safe Stop" is a home or business where a young person may receive emergency assistance when a family member is not available. A "Safe Stop" emblem is posted in a window or door where it can easily be seen. The Lincoln Police Department screens all applicants as well as provides the educational connection in the schools.

We currently have 15 "Safe Stops" located in our community. Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, CEFCU, Jenkins Insurance, Lincoln Christian Church, MKS Jewelers, Abe’s Carmelcorn Shoppe and West Lincoln-Broadwell School are our non-residential "Stops." The rest are located in residential homes throughout Lincoln. We would like to request that parents look for the red stop sign emblems in areas where their children walk, ride bikes or play. Discuss the locations of these "Stops" in your area and when they should be used.

It is because of the volunteers and organizations who devote their time, effort and dollars that Lincoln is a community many choose as their home. It takes many committed people to run the agencies and organizations that make Lincoln special. One person can make a difference. We are still in need of more places to help. Become a "Safe Stop!" Applications are available at the front desk at Heartland Community College or by contacting Rich Montcalm at the Lincoln Police Department.

Louella Moreland

"Safe Stop" Chair

Healthy Families Task Force

Healthy Community Partnership

Mount Pulaski mayor favors district representation


To the editor:

Mount Pulaski had 53 percent voter turnout in the April 3 election. All four precincts passed the advisory referendum on the county board being elected by districts by a large margin. (622 "Yes" to 84 "No").

Currently the Mount Pulaski, Chestnut and Latham areas are not represented on the county board, and we have not been for some time. Changing the process of electing board members to districts would ensure all areas of the county would have a representative in the future.

My reasons for districts are:

1. Board members more in touch with constituents.

2. Running for election would be easier for potential candidates, as you would campaign in a smaller area.

3. Qualified people in the outlying areas of the county would not be discouraged from running because of overwhelming number of Lincoln area candidates.

4. Less than 5 percent of all other counties in Illinois are elected at large.

5. And most important, all 44 precincts in the county passed this advisory referendum with a "Yes" vote — 3-to-1 overall.

If you take an interest in local government, please contact the county board members and let them know how you feel. Also, attend the Logan County Board meeting at the courthouse on Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. and watch the board make their decision on this important issue.


William C. Glaze

Mayor of Mount Pulaski




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