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Author and poet Brian P. Cleary visited  Washington-Monroe School yesterday morning. In the picture Cleary talks to the kindergarten through second-graders and special needs class. 

The grant to have Mr. Cleary come was given by the Illinois Reading Council and was written by three teachers from Washington-Monroe: Bev Wunderlin, Gail Zimmer and Mary Clark. Cleary spent the day teaching students the magic of words.


Picture and information from Mary Clark  (Click on picture for larger image.)


The harvesters are finally able to be in the field this week bringing in the corn and bean crop.  It's a good time for a reminder about farm safety!  Click here for this year's crop of farm safety tips, and take our quiz "CAN YOU NAME THAT ELEVATOR" (pages 8 & 9)  Work hard, do good work, & above all, be safe.

The Central State Eight Conference game between Jacksonville and visiting Lincoln has been postponed until 6 p.m. Monday due to unplayable conditions at Kraushaar-Rosenberger Field.

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          Due to the 2009 novel H1N1 influenza pandemic, the Logan County Department of Public Health (LCDPH) is proceeding to plan for mass immunizations in the event that this should become necessary. It is anticipated that the CDC will recommend vaccination of as many people in the five priority groups as possible and as quickly as possible. The LCDPH has registered to receive the vaccine for the novel H1N1 flu when it becomes available, perhaps as early as the mid October.

          Since this mass vaccination will occur at the same time as vaccination for seasonal flu, additional nurses may be needed to assist with the administration of flu vaccines, particularly if mass immunization efforts become necessary at various clinic sites within a few short days.

          The LCDPH is compiling a list of Registered Nurses who would be interested in assisting with the administration of vaccines for financial compensation while under temporary employment with the LCDPH. If you are interested in assisting, please call the LCDPH at 217-735-2317.



          Margie Harris, RN, MPH
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Thursday, Oct. 8:

  • Breaking News  Thursday 6:30 p.m.
    2nd Harris brother charged with 5 counts of 1st-degree murder

  • Breaking News  Wednesday 5:50 p.m.
    3 more arrests in Beason slayings
    Charges are obstruction of justice

  • Lincoln College appoints 4 new trustees

  • 1st shipment of new H1N1 vaccine expected this week -- more coming
    Initial 57,000 doses of new H1N1 flu mist vaccine allotted to Illinois

  • 4-H window display contest results

  • Hunters behind in child support will be denied licenses

  • Police reports

  • Illinois No. 1 in pumpkin production

  • Engagement: Simpson-Baker

  • Cultural symposium in Bishop Hill to explore sustainability and preservation issues
    Weekend event to feature presenters from Sweden

  • Interviews with Lincoln's family Saturday at Lincoln Log Cabin

  • Lincoln's favorite poetry to be presented Saturday at Lincoln Tomb

  • Jubilee College State Historic Site to close Friday

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  • LCU soccer vs. MacMurray

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