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Oglesby exhibit, dental clinic, Kailey Wilmarth benefit, Savanna Freehill
benefit and Mount Pulaski waste pickup make Close Up
By Mike Fak
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breakfast to benefit Lincoln Youth Football is this Sunday,
March 27, at the American Legion Post 263 from 8 a.m. to noon. The
breakfast, prepared by the Sons of the American Legion 263, will
consist of bacon, ham, biscuits and gravy, eggs, potatoes, fruit,
doughnuts, orange juice, coffee, and milk.
Wednesdays during Lent the Lincoln Knights of Columbus offer
soup nights at their hall. The meals are free with a donation of
canned goods for the food pantry or a cash donation thankfully
accepted. The times are 5-7 p.m.
special exhibit sponsored by the Gov. Richard J. Oglesby Mansion is open to the
public at the Lincoln Heritage Museum, 300 Keokuk St. Oglesby was a Logan
County resident. The exhibit presents an examination of his life and his
association with Abraham Lincoln and U.S. Grant. The dates are March 28-April
15. The hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 1-4 p.m.
Logan County Department of Public Health has scheduled the opening
of its new dental clinic for March 31. On March 29 there will
be a ribbon-cutting with the chamber of commerce and an open house
for the public between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at the health department.
will be a benefit April 16 at the Delavan United Methodist Church
for Kailey Wilmarth. Kailey is 14 years old and the daughter
of Gary and Shelli Zimmer Wilmarth of Chatham and the granddaughter
of Bill and Janet Zimmer of Delavan. In September Kailey was
diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukemia. She is currently undergoing
chemotherapy treatments at St. John's Children's Hospital in
Springfield and awaiting a bone marrow transplant. The transplant
will take place at Children's Hospital of St. Louis, with her older
brother Neil being the donor.
A dinner consisting of pulled pork sandwich, chips, baked beans and Texas
brownie will be served from 4 to 7:30 p.m. for a donation. A Chinese auction
will be going on at the same time, and a live auction will start at 7:30. Some
of the items to be auctioned are a 32-inch flat-screen TV, handmade quilt, quilt
rack, autographed IWU basketball, two tickets for a Cubs-Cardinals gamer July
29, various baskets with scrapbooking and quilting supplies, a Nook electronic
reader, and two tickets to a Tim McGraw concert and night at the Embassy Suites
May 13. A 50-50 drawing will follow the live auction.
More information about Kailey's journey is available at
To order your Kailey's Krew T-shirt or make a donation, contact Phil Sampen
at 309-262-0476 or email
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benefit for Savanna Freehill, a teenage girl in Atlanta who
has been diagnosed with Stage 4 glioblastoma, a brain cancer, will
be at Chubby’s Bar and Grill, 111 SE Vine in Atlanta, on June 18.
The event will include a bag tournament, bands, lunch, 50-50
drawings, raffles, silent auction and a live auction. Several area
businesses have already donated silent auction items. As the event
draws closer, more details will be added.
Anyone wishing to become involved or to donate items can contact
Leslie Geddart –Johnson at 217-737-3597 or Chubbys Bar & Grill
(Leslie ) 217-648-2615.
city of Mount Pulaski will remove landscape waste on July 11,
Aug. 1, Sept. 12, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5. The landscape waste to
be picked up by the city needs to be placed in the area between the
sidewalk and the edge of the street. If the weather is bad on the
scheduled dates, then the city will pick up the material on the next
day with good weather.
The city asks residents to follow these guidelines:
landscape waste ready for pickup by 7 a.m. on the scheduled
All small debris,
grass, leaves, etc. must be in bags.
Do not place any
material in the street or on the sidewalks. Place all material
within six feet of the edge of the pavement.
Do not remove
entire trees from your private property and place them for the
city pickup. If you hire a contractor to remove your trees, have
your contractor haul the material to the sewage treatment plant
and place the material in the proper location.