Reservations are required and tickets
are limited. Tickets are available at the Maple Club's business
office, 120 S. McLean St.
For more information, call 217-735-1275.
LARC sponsors 5K for Kaylee
The Lincoln Area Running
Club will host a 5K run/walk on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Kickapoo Creek Park.
The event begins at 2 p.m. and will include a 1.5-mile route and 5K
run/walk. Virtual Runner will also be available.
All proceeds from
the event will go to benefit the family of Kaylee Helton. Kaylee is
a 14-year-old from Middletown and a student at Lincoln Community
High School. She recently suffered a massive pulmonary embolism and
was hospitalized in St. Louis with serious complications.
Everyone is encouraged to come out and lend their support to
Kaylee and her family.
runsignup.com, or do a Web search for "Kaylee Helton Benefit
Run." Runners may also register at the park on the day of the race.
Community Action board meeting notice
The next regularly
scheduled corporate board meeting of the Community Action Partnership is
scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be at Community
Action's corporate offices, 1800 Fifth St. in Lincoln.
Red Cross encourages eligible donors to
give the gift of life
PEORIA — The holiday season
is here, and with it comes the exchange of gifts among family and friends.
For many hospital patients, one gift on their wish list can't be found at
stores: a blood donation.
Blood donations could be the gift of life to people like Lauren
McCrary, who was immediately hospitalized after being diagnosed with
acute myeloid leukemia. She received more than 140 blood and
platelet transfusions. Now in remission, she serves as the blood
drive coordinator at the high school where she works.
"I can never
repay the donors who helped save my life, but I can remind others
that giving blood is truly the gift that means something," McCrary
said. "The blood I received has helped me celebrate more holiday
seasons with my family."
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give what
could be the most meaningful gift of the season to someone.
Upcoming blood donation opportunity in Logan County:
- Wednesday, Dec. 18, noon to 5 p.m., at the Lincoln Sports Complex, 1400
Primm Road in Lincoln
How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit
www.redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more
information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply
for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other
forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who
are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh
at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible
to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of
age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight
and Goff receive distinguished Larry Shroyer Award
The Logan County Emergency Management Agency has recognized two men for
their commitment to protect the lives of Logan County residents.
the Logan County Board's meeting as a board of whole in November,
Lynn Haseley and Reynold Goff were honored for lifetime service to
emergency services and presented with the distinguished Larry
The annual awards are named for former civil defense director Larry
By way of introduction, current EMA director Dan Fulscher
explained that Shroyer's ability to think ahead of his time made him
like the Walt Disney of emergency services. Shroyer came out of the
World War II era and was Logan County's director of what is now the
Emergency Management Agency. It was he who put the phone booth with
a working phone on Lincoln City Hall as a lookout point for storms.
Fulscher said: "He was the one that received the grants for the
public safety complex as you know it. He wrote a comprehensive
operations plan back in the '50s that without a doubt would today
still reach accreditation. I just marvel at his abilitiness."
Fulscher added that the lower level of the complex was dedicated to
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Calling forward Lynn Haseley,
Fulscher said that Haseley has served as a trustee of the Lincoln
Rural Fire Protection District for 25 years and is its current
president. To his credit, Haseley aided in numerous changes to the
department, with one of the most significant being just a few years
ago: the new building that allows the consolidation of all the fire
equipment in one location.
Among other advances, Haseley was
also part of developing the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, Division 1.
MABAS coordinates with emergency management needs for water and
other types of rescues.
Haseley, in response, confirmed: "A
lot of these things have happened, and I'm very pleased to have been
a part of it, but it was not just me alone. It took a lot of work
and a lot of good people; especially (those) on board when we went
to pass a referendum to build a firehouse."
He was most pleased with the
relationship that has developed with the city of Lincoln Fire
Department. "That was one of my goals when I came on as a trustee,"
Haseley said. "It's a win-win for everybody."
As part of his learning experience,
it became personal. He went on to recall that the department had
wanted an aerial truck, "and I said, we don't need an aerial in our
"Well, our house burned down, and
it was a big, old two-story. They had a heck of a time putting out
the roof. They said, boy, if we'd had an aerial, this would have
been a piece of cake. "
He chuckled, and others joined him
as he continued: "Needless to say, about three months later an
aerial came up for sale in our price range; there's an aerial parked
in our garage now."
Haseley concluded by saying that he
had really enjoyed his service and learned a lot over the years.
"There's some interesting times
coming for fire service, especially in Logan County as smaller
departments find it harder and harder to find people to man the
stations," he said. "They're relying on Lincoln Rural to help out
because they know we are full time."
"Thanks again. I certainly
appreciate it. Thank you!" Haseley said.
Fulscher called forward Reynold
Goff as the other Larry Shroyer Award recipient. Goff has over two
decades of service with the Chestnut Fire Protection District,
having served as assistant chief and chief.
Fulscher recalled calling on Goff
during a blizzard, and with assistance, Goff conducted over 35
rescues, cruising from Beason to Latham by snowmobile. Then, after
the roads closed, he came to Lincoln, Fulscher said, and did a
rescue of a man who had changed his mind three times before deciding
he wanted help. That was up at Route 136.
Goff most recently represented the
east side of the county in putting numerous projects into the Logan
County Hazards Mitigation Plan.
Many of the projects for that area
are water-related, ranging from water districts that serve for
drinking water and firefighting, to flood control, particularly
related to Salt Creek often coming out of its banks during heavy
rains. Having the projects in the plan enables application for grant
funding as it would become available.
Fulscher concluded: "With your due
diligence, decades of health and fire and EMS services to the area,
we present Reynold Goff with the Larry Shroyer Award of
distinguished service and lifetime dedication to safety of citizens
of Logan County."
While Larry Shroyer died a number
of years ago, he is remembered well today. Special guest for the
presentations to honor his memory included Darwin Shroyer, Shroyer's
nephew, from Decatur.
[By JAN YOUNGQUIST]
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