Way, hospice volunteers, Lincoln Park District, Don Wheal, changes
at LDN, glass recycling and Harvest of Talents all in Close Up
By Mike Fak
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United Way of Logan County
will have their kickoff breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 14,
at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The breakfast is for UW board
members, representatives from their funded agencies and other
volunteers. The winning ticket for the $500 in IGA groceries will
also be drawn. Anyone wanting to volunteer to help with the campaign
may call Lois at 735-4499.
Memorial Home Services Hospice will offer a six-week training
program for those interested in serving as hospice volunteers.
Volunteers are needed to work with patients and families in 14
counties throughout central Illinois. The training will be on
Mondays, beginning Sept. 21 and ending Oct. 26, at 720 N. Bond St.
in Springfield. The training is free.
Each volunteer can bring their unique talents and abilities to
their work with patients by providing companionship, running errands
or chores, providing transportation, reading and writing letters,
and offering bereavement support.
You must register by Sept. 11 and complete an interview before
the course begins by calling SueEllen Billington, hospice director,
at 217-788-9337 or 800-582-8667.
Lincoln Park District announces that Don Wheal is the
winner of their 09-09-09 at 9:09 a.m. contest. Don swiped his
membership card at exactly 9:09 a.m. and won a 90-day extension to
his membership. Congratulations, Don!
have made several changes at LDN and want to make sure you
know about all of them. We now have a second Web site address for
those of you who have trouble with a keyboard:
www.theldn.com is now up and
running. That doesn't mean our old
doesn't still work, and if you have made us your home page, you
don't have to type anything.
Another change that many of you have told us you like is that we
have changed our front page to include the previous day's Top
Stories, to make it easier for readers to catch up when a busy life
keeps you from reading us every day. Our previous day's complete
local postings will remain at the bottom of our very long front
page, and we will continue to archive every edition free of charge.
But we feel this will help you quickly stay abreast of all the local
news that is important to you.
You also will have noticed we have greatly increased our picture
albums in the past month or so.
From 252 pictures of the Logan County Fair, to 68 of storm damage
after the Aug. 19 tornado, to an unprecedented 112 pictures of the
2009 Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival, we have made a commitment to
bring you more pictures than any other media source in central
Illinois.And we have an on-staff aerial photographer to give you
those pictures that no one else in central Illinois can do.
Now when you click on the pictures for larger images, you will
get images larger than in the past by a full 20 percent.
And as always we are happy to help you celebrate your milestones,
anniversaries, weddings and births and any other announcement you
might have with the rest of the community, and we won't charge you a
dime to do so. It is just our way of saying congratulations and
thanks for reading.
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recycling Saturday, Sept. 12. Sponsored by the Logan County
Joint Solid Waste Agency, Lincoln Junior Woman's Club, Saint-Gobain
Containers and Lincoln Walmart, the collection will be at the
Lincoln Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 9 a.m.-noon.
Only container glass (must have contained either a
food or beverage) will be accepted. Clear glass, amber, green and
blue will be accepted. Unacceptable items include ceramics,
dishware, light bulbs, fluorescent lights, window glass and mirrors.
Glass will be accepted only on designated collection dates. The
Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency does not accept glass
at any of its recycling sites. For safety reasons, no broken
glass will be accepted.
Glass preparation: Rinse containers. Remove all
plastic or metal caps and rings from the container. Labels may be
left on containers. The Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency
reserves the right to refuse any glass that does not meet
The collection will be canceled in case of inclement weather.
Harvest of Talents for World Hunger invites the public to attend
this Sunday's Musical Offering for World Hunger. Participating are
the Worship Choir, Linda Storm, Kay Dobson, Jennifer Ramsey, bell
and chime choirs from St. John United Church of Christ, Kristee
Smith, Gail King, Jim Allison, Paula Landess, Kathy Jo Butts,
Brandon Davis, Allison Campbell and Tim Searby. A freewill offering
will be taken and all proceeds given to Harvest of Talents for World
Hunger. The presentation will be in the Lincoln Christian Church
sanctuary, 204 N. McLean, and it starts at 2:30 p.m.
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 just for dropping us an e-mail. If you wish, we will be
happy to donate your winnings to the organization of your choice.
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