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Lincoln Junior Woman’s Club celebrates Illinois Junior Week


Dear Editor:

The Lincoln Junior Woman’s Club is one of the 103 Junior clubs of the GFWC Illinois Junior Organization, which promotes community service and volunteerism for the women of our community. The GFWC Illinois Junior Organization has planned a "GFWC Illinois Junior Week" Oct. 7-13, 2001, to call attention to the many accomplishments of the Federated Junior Woman’s Clubs.

The Lincoln Juniors will celebrate Illinois Junior Week by doing several projects, such as taping books onto cassette for nursing home residents, painting pumpkins and donating them to nursing homes, donating funds to the LCHS National Honor Society’s ecology project, distributing women’s health flyers since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, collecting baby items to be given to the first baby born during Junior Week, donating funds to the LCHS foreign arts department, and donating two smoke alarms to Community Action.  Junior Week is a few short days, but we have several projects planned for the coming 2001-2002 year.

We will also have a display that shows some of the projects that we do during the year, in the window of the former antique store on Broadway.

As president of the Lincoln Junior Woman’s Club, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for its continual support of our efforts.


Sara Sielaff

President, Lincoln Junior Woman’s Club

Thanks from Logan Railsplitting Association


To the editor:

On behalf of the Logan Railsplitting Association, I would like to thank everyone who attended our 31st annual Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Contest and Crafts Festival. Thanks also to those individuals who gave their time and talents to make the festival a success.

Thank you to Boy Scout Troop 6 for helping assemble the flags that were sold that weekend, with proceeds going to the disaster relief fund. Thanks to the individuals who purchased the flags or made donations to the fund.

Thank you to those who made financial contributions or loaned us equipment for the weekend. Also, a thank you goes to the Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County, Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce and the city of Lincoln for their support.

Thanks to Dean and Gwen Tibbs for the hospitality provided for the out-of-state splitters.

The 32nd annual Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Contest and Crafts Festival will be held the weekend of Sept. 14 and 15 at the Logan County Fairgrounds. Mark your calendars.

Nancy Kleiman


Logan County Railsplitting Association

Praise for ALMH


To the editor:

I would like to let people in this community know about my experience in the ALMH Emergency Room. I sent the following letter to ALMH before I left Lincoln.

Woody Hester, CEO

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital

Lincoln, IL 62656

Dear Sir,

Going on a vacation is fun, but ending up in an emergency room is not part of the vacation plan.

Finding it necessary to seek out your hospital on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 2, I was pleasantly surprised. First, I found an immaculate facility with a more-than-adequate staff to tend to my needs immediately.

I was taken to my cubicle by the capable nurse Harlyne, who hooked me up to the necessary apparatus while reassuring me in a friendly and caring manner. The emergency room doctor, Dr. Pinter, was with me quickly and was also friendly and reassuring. He arranged for a blood work-up and another test, while Teri, the technician, who was also very capable and kind, drove over from Mount Pulaski to administer the necessary diagnostic test.

I was surprised to learn that this test would be read immediately by doctors in Springfield via the computer.

The level of professionalism with which I was treated was such that when I was allowed to leave, I felt completely confident that I had nothing seriously wrong and that if I followed the doctor’s recommendations I would be fine. That proved to be the case.

In farewell, nurse Harlyne gave me a hug and said she was glad there was nothing seriously wrong. I have been in many emergency rooms, but I have never had such a caring response from the people in charge.

Thank you, staff, one and all, for making my stay so reassuring.

The people of the Lincoln area are fortunate to have such a facility.

I do have one recommendation. Please light your emergency sign clearly, so people from out of town can find your emergency room quickly.

June C. Moody

Scottsdale, Ariz.




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