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Kids have a loving home at LDC


Dear Editor:

There has been a lot of discussion about the possible closing of LDC. I am a resident of Lincoln, don't work at LDC, but have worked at JDC in Jacksonville, Ill., so am highly affected by what is going on. What the governor is doing makes me so angry! I have kept my opinions to myself, but what I saw on our local television station last night (Thursday the 20th)... I had to get my 2 cents in. Public Health and Governor Ryan have no feelings for anyone except the ones who bow down to their feet. As far as I am concerned the staff is just doing what God asks of us. To love and care for one another. These individuals that have a possibility of losing their home and the ones that have already been transferred are going to be going into backward behavior. And by taking some to JDC I know for a fact that they won't get the love, care and attention they received at LDC. So to the parents: please monitor closely. If the governor would take the time to spend a shift on each unit, go to some annual reviews, just spend one on one time with these kids then he would have a change of heart and read each of their programs then he would see things differently. Get to know the staff, parents, but most of all the kids whose HOME he is taking away.

Debbi G. Thompson

Former technician of JDC

Talk with the young people in your life about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs


Dear Editor:

I have been the prevention specialist at Logan-Mason Mental Health for the past 3˝ years. My job is to educate the youth of Logan County on the hazards of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. In the past few weeks there have been some devastating incidents in Logan County. There was a marijuana incident at the middle school level; there was an alcohol and a controlled substance incident at the high school level; and many drinking and driving incidents. These are just the few that I know about, and your kids are talking about them. I hear it everyday in the schools that I go to.

What I want to communicate with the residents of Logan County is that educating our youth is not just one person’s job. It is the job of every parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or adult with a young person in their life. As a result of these occurrences, this is the ideal opportunity for you to discuss your feelings on drugs with your child. I wish these things did not have to happen, but they did. It happens every day, and it is our kids. We cannot use the excuse "not my kid" anymore. Please talk with your kids about this, because if they are not talking to you about it they are talking with someone else about it. Make sure your kids know your feelings on this issue.

If you need help in getting the conversation started or information for yourself, I have resources available. Please call me at Logan-Mason Mental Health, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 5. The phone number is (217) 735-2272.

Kristi Simpson, MS

Prevention Specialist

Logan-Mason Mental Health

Thanks for supporting the arts in Logan County


Dear Editor:

On behalf of the Logan County Arts Association I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those folks who attended our December classical guitar concert. This was a wonderful opportunity to hear a classically trained artist perform works that accentuate the season. A variety of classical and traditional Christmas favorites echoed throughout the friendly confines. I hope everyone enjoyed the performance.

We would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to Christian Culleton; the Trinity Episcopal Church; James Ransom, owner of Miss Jessie’s Gallery; members of the arts association; and everyone who made this holiday concert a success.

It is our fond hope to provide entertainment that will add diversity to the offerings here in Logan County. Your thoughts and comments on programming that you feel would accentuate our lives will always be welcome.

Again, thanks for supporting the arts.

Holiday regards,

Marshall H. Jacobs, President

Logan County Arts Association




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