For your convenience, call Alexis to sign up toll-free at
1-866-GIVE-BLD, ext. 5158, or schedule an appointment online at
www.bloodcenterimpact.org, using sponsor code 60177. Walk-ins
are also welcome and truly appreciated.
Central Illinois Community Blood Center, a not-for-profit
organization, is the provider of lifesaving blood for 14 hospitals
throughout central Illinois, including Abraham Lincoln Memorial
Hospital and Springfield's Memorial Medical Center and St. John's
Hospital CICBC is a division of the Mississippi Valley Regional
Blood Center, which collects over 180,000 units of blood annually
and serves 85 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.
the Season luncheon supports Lifeline
The annual 'Tis the
Season luncheon, a fundraising tradition of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial
Hospital Auxiliary, underscored the importance of the Lifeline program in
More than 100 women and men attended the luncheon and card party
Dec. 3 at the American Legion.
Lynne Metz, director of volunteer
and special services at ALMH, expressed her gratitude for the
support of the Lifeline program.
"We are blessed to have the Auxiliary, which through fundraising
efforts and donors has been able to keep Lifeline going over the
years," Metz said. "Lifeline does offer family members a lot of
peace of mind for their loved ones who are home by themselves."
Lifeline is an easy-to-use personal response service. An alert
button worn on a pendant or wristband ensures assistance and a quick
response from emergency services.
ALMH Auxiliary event profits also help fund the purchase of new
Lifeline units and replacement batteries. ALMH staff members
install, maintain and educate the users and family members in homes
and apartments throughout Logan, DeWitt and eastern Mason counties.
In addition to ticket sales, money was raised through generous
sponsors. The luncheon sponsor was Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Illinois American Water sponsored the bridge tournament. Table
sponsors were Logan County elected officials, Candlestick Lane Farm
in memory of Victor Dittus, Eaton Electrical, Dolan and Beth Dalpoas,
Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home, Graue Inc.,
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln Chrysler Dodge & Jeep,
Short Rentals, Nobbe Eye Care Center, Deron and Kristi Powell, Mike
Maske Auction Services, NAPA Auto Parts, Atlanta National Bank, Blue
Dog Inn, Brad Neal and Associates, and MKS Jewelers.
The following is a list of the card
Bridge -- Emma
Elliott, first place; Lola Toohey, second place; Jan Semple,
third place; Nancy Holmes, fourth place.
Pinochle -- Vera
Wurth, first place; Emma Graham, second place; Judy Rader, third
place; Marjorie Rein, fourth place.
For more information about the ALMH Auxiliary or obtaining a
Lifeline for yourself or your family, contact the volunteer and
special services department at 217-732-2161, ext. 55705, or visit
Grainger offer winter storm preparedness sweepstakes
Participants can enter to win vehicle preparedness kits
SPRINGFIELD -- Despite an unseasonably warm start to December, winter's
cold, snow and ice are just around the corner. To help people get ready for
winter weather, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Grainger are
teaming up to offer an online winter storm preparedness sweepstakes. Five
winners will receive vehicle preparedness kits donated by Grainger.
Grainger is North America's leading broad-line supplier of
maintenance, repair and operating products.
The sweepstakes is available on the Ready Illinois website,
Participants must read information about winter weather preparedness
and successfully complete a five-question quiz before registering
for the prize drawing. The sweepstakes runs through Dec. 31. Winners
will be announced in January.
"Now's the perfect time to get ready for winter weather,
particularly for traveling in snow, ice and bitterly cold
temperatures," said IEMA Director Jonathon Monken. "This sweepstakes
is a fun way for people to learn about winter preparedness, and five
lucky people will win a preparedness kit for their car."
The vehicle preparedness kits donated by Grainger for the
sweepstakes provide water, nonperishable food, flashlight, light
stick, AM radio, batteries, rescue blanket, first-aid items and
"Cold weather can take its toll on individuals," said Jeff
Metherd, emergency preparedness brand manager for Grainger.
"Personal preparedness is important during inclement weather and
year-round, and we are excited to work with the state to help
promote its importance."
A winter storm preparedness
guide developed by IEMA and the National Weather Service is also
available on the Ready Illinois website or by calling 217-785-9925.
Lincoln Healthcare Foundation offers bricks in lieu of coal this Christmas
Just in time for the holidays, the Abraham
Lincoln Healthcare Foundation has announced that it is selling its last
commemorative bricks from the old Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
The bricks cost $20 each, and proceeds benefit ALHF. Each numbered
brick has a plaque and comes with a certificate. Five hundred bricks
to be offered for sale were set aside during the demolition of the
old hospital, and only a few remain.
A limited number of bricks
are available in the administration offices at ALMH, 200 Stahlhut
Drive, as well as in the ALMH Gift Shop in the hospital lobby and at
the Pink Shutter, 114 N. McLean. The hospital hours are 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday through Friday, and the Pink Shutter is open Monday
through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is a community-based
critical-access hospital serving the people of Logan and eastern
Mason County. The Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation was formed
in 1986 to support the mission of ALMH. Contributions are welcome at
any time. To learn more about foundation programs, visit
www.almh.org or contact Marty
Ahrends at 217-605-5006.
events at Mount Pulaski Christian Church
MOUNT PULASKI -- Mount
Pulaski Christian Church Christmas events:
Tuesday, Dec. 18
- All-church caroling, 6:30 p.m.
(meet at the church)
Monday, Dec. 24
- Christmas Eve service, 6 p.m.,
in the sanctuary.
Action board meeting notice
The next regularly
scheduled corporate board meeting of Community Action Partnership is
scheduled for Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at Community Action's corporate offices,
1800 Fifth St., Lincoln.
transportation to the meeting, contact the resource specialist at
your county office:
Anita Russell, 217-935-2455
Cyndi Campbell, 217-732-2159
Mason and Fulton County:
Anna Richardson, 309-543-6988
Wendy Dotson, 217-762-2421
Claus is coming to downtown Lincoln
Main Street Lincoln invites
the public to enjoy historic downtown Lincoln throughout the holiday season.
With the height of the holiday season fast approaching, downtown businesses
are readying themselves for shoppers.
Throughout December, historic downtown Lincoln will be alive with
the hustle and bustle of shopping and holiday cheer. Shoppers can
enjoy the convenience and pride of shopping locally.
Santa will make appearances
throughout downtown the next three Saturdays: Dec. 8, 15 and 22.
Santa's schedule is as follows:
10 a.m.-noon -- at
12:30-2:30 p.m. --
at Main Street Lincoln office
3-5 p.m. -- at Mary Todd's Hallmark
Dec. 22, Santa's final stop
Main Street Lincoln, a volunteer-driven organization, is pleased
to participate in the holiday shopping season, promoting our
eateries, antique stores, thrift stores, one-of-a-kind shops,
nightlife and entertainment, along with plenty of services and
For more information on any of the holiday events, the Main
Street Lincoln organization can be reached at 217-732-2929 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, information and
business specials are available online at
Bosom Buddies host fundraiser at Russell Stover's
Bob Hashman, captain of the
Relay for Life team Bosom Buddies, has announced that his team will host a
fundraiser at the Russell Stover candy shop on Lincoln's west side on
During that day the team will receive
a percentage of the price of all products sold at the store. The
event will run for the full day, but one day only.
The Bosom Buddies encourage everyone
to come out on Dec. 15 and pick up a box of holiday candy or other
treats to help raise money for Relay for Life.
Relay for Life is an annual event,
held nationwide. The funds raised are given to the American Cancer
Society to help meet the needs of those suffering from cancer and to
support research for cures.