Personality of the Week, Shrine Club blood drive and chamber awards
make last Close Up for 2008
By Mike Fak
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of our avid readers have noticed that for the past few months we
have been introducing a "Personality of the Week" in our
Monday edition. It has been received with very positive response as
we had hoped.
people are all recognized as community leaders, selfless individuals
and those among us who do more than is asked without needing to be
We intend to continue this special segment next year and we
have a great list of personalities whose stories we want to share
We recognize that as much in tune with the community as we try to
be, there are individuals or couples among us that are unsung heroes
and heroines to their churches, civic organizations and communities
that we are not aware of. And so we ask for your help.
If you know someone special who should receive the praise and
accolades that they so richly deserve, please let us know.
The requirements to be added to our list of personalities are
that the individual or couple is actively engaged in helping others,
promoting the common good, and has a history of effort in a cause
that makes them a special personality.
There are a lot of great and generous people in this community
and we want to be able to not only tell their story but also the
story of the cause they believe in and contribute to.
So there you have it. Let us know who we need to add to the list
of Personality of the Week for 2009. We have some great stories
coming up. We know you will let us know of more that we need to
include. You can send your recommendations and why you feel this
person, or persons, need to be included to
help ensure an adequate blood supply for local hospitals, the
Logan County Shrine Club is sponsoring a blood drive at the
Lincoln Masonic Center located at 2022 North Kickapoo Street in
Lincoln on Monday, January 5, 2009. The hours of the blood drive are
12:00pm - 6:00pm. For your convenience, please call Jessica to sign
up (toll free) at 1-866-GIVE-BLD, ext. 6814 or schedule an
appointment online at www.cicbc.org. Walk-ins
are also welcome and truly appreciated.
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The 2008-2009 Springfield Clinic High School Blood Challenge starts
May 12, 2008. Donate blood at this drive and ask that your donation
be credited to Lincoln High School or a high school in your
community participating in the challenge. The high school that wins
the challenge will receive a $1,000 college scholarship from
Springfield Clinic to award to a graduating senior who plans on
furthering their education.
Our donor room is located at 1134 South 7th Street
in Springfield. We are open to collect blood on Mondays and Tuesdays
from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:00am to
6:00pm, Fridays from 8:00am to 4:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am to
The Central Illinois Community Blood Center is a
not-for-profit organization that provides blood to 19 area
hospitals. Blood collected at these drives is intended for local
hospitals. For more information about blood drives, blood facts,
blood types please check out the web site at
www.cicbc.org. Please give what's
in your heart and donate blood.
and Progress Awards
It is that time of year, when we get to honor the
best in our community. The Lincoln Logan County Chamber of Commerce
needs your help in selecting candidates for these awards. You can
pick up a nomination form at the Information Station but time is
running out. Entries must be submitted by Jan. 2, 2009. The awards
will be given out at our Annual Dinner on January 24, 2009.
Got a good piece of news, information or
something that we can all brag about? If you do, e-mail Mike and let
us tell everyone about it. Plus you can win cash. Every submission,
whether we use it or not, will get your name in the "Close Up" grab
bag. At the end of the month we will draw a name and someone will
get $25.00 just for dropping us an e-mail. If you wish, we will be
happy to donate your winnings to the organization of your choice.
You can contact Mike at