Mount Pulaski Rotary, Land of Lincoln Honor
Flight, blood drives, Logan County Democrats, Humane Society make Close Up
By Mike Fak
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Maniscalco, executive director of the Lincoln & Logan County
Development Partnership, will meet with the Mount Pulaski Rotary
Club on Thursday, Jan. 5, at noon at Buff's Family Restaurant in
Mount Pulaski. He will be speaking about the potential for healthy
development in Mount Pulaski. Guests are welcome to attend this
luncheon. Call 217-796-3519 for more information.
Land of Lincoln Honor Flight directors thank the individuals,
businesses and organizations that helped make it possible to fly 414
World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., in 2011 to see their
memorial. Monetary and in-kind donations, volunteered time, media
coverage and the service provided by guardians made these flights
All members and the general public are invited to the annual meeting
of Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, which will be at 1 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 21, at the Lakeside Christian Church, 225 Toronto Road in
Springfield. The board of directors, a financial report, a synopsis
of the 2011 flights and a proposed schedule for 2012 will be
presented. Fundraising items (pins, shirts, lap quilts),
applications, membership information and displays will be available.
The board’s goal is to take all veterans who enlisted by Dec. 31,
1946, to Washington, D.C., to see their memorial. Any such veteran
who has not submitted an application may contact Ray Wiedle for an
application or may go to
www.landoflincolnhonorflight.org. Family members and
friends are encouraged to notify WWII veterans. After WWII veterans
are honored, Korean veterans will be offered a flight. Applications
are also being accepted from Korean veterans.
If you have questions, need an application or wish to obtain a Land
of Lincoln Honor Flight membership -- 2012 annual, $10; lifetime,
$50; honorary WWII veteran membership, no charge -- please call Ray
Wiedle, chairman, at 217-622-1473 or 314-427-2317.
drives: To help ensure an adequate blood supply for our region,
the Central Illinois Community Blood Center is offering
opportunities to donate blood in Lincoln in January:
Monday, Jan. 9 --
Lincoln Masonic Center, 2022 N. Kickapoo; noon-6 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 12 -- Abraham Lincoln
Memorial Hospital, 200 Stahlhut Drive; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
For your convenience, please call toll-free, 1-866-GIVE-BLD, ext.
118, to sign up, or schedule an appointment online at
www.cicbc.org. Walk-ins are also
welcome and truly appreciated.
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Logan County Democrats will meet on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 10
a.m. at the Owl's Roost Coffee Bar, 427 Pulaski St. in Lincoln. All
Logan County Democrats are welcome to attend.
The deadline for the Democrats' Super Bowl raffle for a Vizio
42-inch high-definition TV will end with the drawing for the TV or
$500 cash during this meeting. Raffle tickets are still available
from county precinct captains. For more information, call
Humane Society of Logan County is hosting a pancake breakfast
on Saturday, Jan. 14, at Friendship Manor. The times are 8 a.m. to
Contact Marsha Brown, 217-735-2108, to purchase tickets or help
sell tickets. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 4-10.