Guest speaker will be Jan Schumacher.
Greeters will be Jane Redding and
Marilyn Armbrust, with Mary Cooper and Sue Beaver as social
co-chairwomen. Janet Haning will be in charge of devotions.
Those attending are asked to wear
red in observance of Heart Month.
Action board meeting notice
The next regularly scheduled corporate board
meeting of the Community Action Partnership is scheduled for Thursday, Feb.
28, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be at Community Action's corporate offices,
1800 Fifth St. in Lincoln.
transportation to the meeting, contact the resource specialist at
your county office:
Anita Russell, 217-935-2455
Cyndi Campbell, 217-732-2159
Anna Richardson, 309-543-6988
Wendy Dotson, 217-762-2421
Westphal to retire from ALMH
Brenda Westphal, of Williamsville, will retire
from Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital this month after a long career in
nursing. Westphal has worked at ALMH for over 21 years as a charge nurse.
Brenda's husband, Erich, is a retired
state police officer, and they look forward to their retirement
years together. They enjoy traveling and watching movies. She also
looks forward to spending time with her grandchildren Adam, 4, and
Maddi, 8. She has already begun volunteering at the front desk at
ALMH and plans to continue giving time to the hospital.
Westphal earned her diploma in nursing
from Blessing Hospital in Quincy. She was attracted to the
profession because she wanted to help people.
Looking back at her 43-year career
as a nurse, Westphal says that she always gravitated toward small
hospitals. She appreciates the atmosphere. She is very proud of the
hospital's new building and cherishes the time she had at ALMH.
Former and current employees along
with the public are invited to join Westphal as her contributions to
ALMH are celebrated with a cake and punch reception from 10 a.m. to
noon Monday in the Steinfort Rooms at ALMH, 200 Stahlhut Drive.
named ALMH February Employee of the Month
Cheryl Boyd of Lincoln has been named the
February Employee of the Month at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in
Lincoln. Boyd works as an environmental services lead technician in the ALMH
Environmental Services Department, where she is responsible for sanitizing
and maintaining patient rooms in the Special Procedures Area and Obstetrics
Boyd was born and raised in Lincoln
and has been employed by Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital for 16
"Cheryl is great asset to our SPA
department," wrote co-worker April Matherly, who nominated Boyd for
the honor. "She creates GREAT Patient Experiences every day. She
keeps our department spic and span and spoils our patients just as
much as we do. When we need a helping hand she is there without any
hesitation and with a smile on her face. There are days I honestly
don’t know what we would do without her."
"I enjoy working at ALMH because of
my co-workers and the patients," said Boyd. "My Environmental
Service and Special Procedure Area co-workers are like family to me.
The ALMH family has shown me several times that when times get hard,
everyone is there to help you get through. The love and support for
co-workers at ALMH is awesome.
"I also enjoy the patients and
their families. I love to talk to them, help them and make them feel
welcome. In the Special Procedures Area many of our patients come
daily or weekly for years at a time so you grow to know them and
love them (and spoil them)!"
Boyd also says she has learned a
lot during her time at ALMH.
"From watching the nurses and
doctors each day, I have learned a lot of medical information, and
working in Environmental Services has taught me so much about
hospital cleanliness and its importance. The patients have also
taught me about extreme compassion and how important it is to feel
safe and cared for when receiving medical help," said Boyd.
ALMH, located at 200 Stahlhut Drive
in Lincoln, is a 25-bed critical-access hospital affiliated with
Memorial Health System. ALMH employs 315 in a variety of roles. For
more information about ALMH, visit
www.almh.org and "like" Memorial Health Systems on Facebook.
to host special meeting Monday at Allen Chapel
The monthly program of the
Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society will be at a special time and
location on Monday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. Guests are asked to meet at Allen Chapel AME
Church, 910 Broadway in Lincoln.
The pastor will provide an update on
last year's renovation and on the history of the building. Bobbi
Reddix will present information on Lincoln and Logan County
residents of African heritage from the early 20th century.
of I seminar in Lincoln on starting seeds
The Logan-Menard-Sangamon Unit of University
of Illinois Extension will offer a "Seed Starting" seminar
Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m.
at the University of Illinois Extension Building, 980 N. Postville Drive in
The seminar is just in time
to get you thinking about starting bedding plants indoors for the
coming garden season.
Jennifer Fishburn, horticulture
educator with U of I Extension, and U of I Extension Master
Gardeners Lisa Wrage and Mary Moore will provide information on what
you need to do to get started and how to keep your seedlings growing
up to planting time. Seed selection, timing, materials and equipment
will all be discussed.
For more information, call
Street Lincoln lends support to Abraham Lincoln statue project
The Abraham Lincoln Statue Committee has
received some much-welcomed support for its project of placing a statue of
Abraham Lincoln on the Logan County courthouse lawn. The support comes in
the form of a donation from Main Street Lincoln. The Main Street
organization has agreed to donate prints of a painting of the event the
statue will commemorate.
The event to be commemorated is a speech given by Abraham Lincoln on
the Logan County Courthouse lawn on Oct. 16, 1858, one day after the
last of the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates, at Alton, during the
senatorial campaign of 1858.
Main Street Lincoln's interest in the
event is not new. In 2008, the 150th anniversary of the speech, Main
Street organized a successful and entertaining re-enactment. Also in
2008, the organization commissioned a painting of the 1858 speech.
The painting, which can be viewed at Lincoln College, depicts
Lincoln speaking to a crowd of 5,000 on the courthouse lawn.
Main Street had a limited run of prints of the painting produced
when it was commissioned. The work was funded by a grant from the
Looking for Lincoln Bicentennial Committee. Main Street is making a
portion of those prints available to the Abraham Lincoln Statue
Committee for fundraising purposes.
The statue committee will award copies of the prints to donors.
Individuals who donate $100 will receive a print, unframed. Those
donors are asked to pay for framing if desired. Groups, businesses and
corporations making a donation of $500 will receive a framed print.
The statue committee has established a budget of approximately
$48,000 for the project. The bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln will
take $45,000 of the budget. A sign, similar to the one near the
Civil War monument, will tell the story of the speech and include an
image of the painting. The sign and the dedication ceremony are
expected to take up the remainder of the budget.
Donations are to be made to the Logan County Genealogical &
Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, thus making
donations to the project tax-deductible. Donations may be dropped
off at or mailed to LCGHS at 114 N. Chicago St., Lincoln, IL 62656.
The memo line on a check should note that the donation is for the A.
Lincoln statue. Donors should include contact information so
committee members can give them information about receiving the
scrapbooking workshop at the Atlanta Public Library Feb. 23
ATLANTA -- Want to explore
creative ways to preserve your memories? The last of three scrapbooking
workshops at the Atlanta Public Library will be offered on Feb. 23. Novice
and experienced scrapbookers are invited to work with Cindy Schempp on
"Power Layout and Organization." The workshop will take place at the library
from 10 a.m. to noon.
The charge for the session is $5.
Participants may sign up by contacting the library at 217-648-2112.
All materials will be provided.
drive at Lincoln College
To help ensure an adequate
blood supply for the region, Lincoln College is hosting a blood drive in the
student center, 900 N. Ottawa, on Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
All donors who register to give blood
at this drive will receive a T-shirt, compliments of Central
Illinois Community Blood Center.
For your convenience in registering,
call Alexis to sign up toll-free at 1-866-GIVE-BLD (1-866-448-3253), ext. 5158, or
schedule online using sponsor code 60095 at
www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Walk-ins are also welcome and truly
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 in Lincoln and Memorial Medical
Center and St. John's Hospital in Springfield. CICBC is a division
of the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, which collects over
180,000 units of blood annually and serves 87 hospitals in Illinois,
Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.
the Atlanta Public Library's writing circle
ATLANTA -- There's still time to sign up for
the Atlanta Public Library's adult writing circle, "Yes, You Can Write!" The
workshops are designed for people who enjoy writing already, who have always
wanted to try their hand at it, or even think they can't write at all! Come
and be surprised by what you can do. Participants will explore a wide range
of writing techniques, share their stories with others, and enjoy the
support of their fellow writers.
Whether you want to write fiction,
memoirs, nonfiction, poetry or anything else, this group is a
friendly, supportive circle of friends who enjoy sharing their ideas
and stories with others. Sessions are light-hearted, fun and
participatory. While people may come to as many sessions as they
like, the library recommends signing up for all five sessions in
order to help create a nurturing and safe environment in which
people feel free to experiment and share their work.
Yes, You Can Write! is
recommended for people age 18 and older. Sessions are from 6:30 to 8
p.m. at the Atlanta Library. Topics in this series are "Finding Your
Inspiration," Feb. 21; "Setting the Landscape," March 21; "All About
Character," April 11; "The Tricks of Dialogue" April 25; and "The
Basics of Plot," May 9.
Registration fees are $5 for
individual workshops or $20 for the series of five. For more
information, contact the library at 217-648-2112 or visit
Yes, You Can Write! is sponsored by Susan Hoblit.
College and Pekin High jazz groups to present joint concert Feb. 23
Feb. 23 will see the
inception of an idea Professor Scott Woger of Lincoln College has had for a
Woger, director of jazz studies at
Lincoln College, has created a four-year bachelor's degree program
in jazz studies at the college. One of the initiatives of the
program is to partner the Lincoln College Jazz Ensemble with area
high school jazz bands. In the first concert of this series, the
college jazz ensemble will take the stage with the high school jazz
band from Pekin on Feb. 23 in the Meyer Theater in the Johnston
Center for Performing Arts on the LC campus. Pekin High School has
had a renowned jazz program for many years. Each jazz ensemble will
perform a set of four to five tunes.
Woger wants this concert to lead to
more visits to the Lincoln College campus by central Illinois high
school jazz bands. Eventually, he hopes to have a jazz festival on
Woger is excited about the
prospects of the newly created bachelor's degree program, one of two
now offered by Lincoln College. In the past, when only a two-year
degree was possible, he lost his most promising musicians to schools
offering four-year jazz degree programs. Now, the students can
remain at Lincoln College for their entire bachelor's degree. And as
Woger pointed out, "a bachelor's degree is absolutely necessary to
find employment, and the demand for musicians is a growing field."
One exciting prospect of this program is some terrific jazz concerts
for the public.
The first concert begins at 7 p.m. on
Feb. 23 in the Johnston Center and is free and open to the public.
Woger may be reached on the Lincoln
College campus at 217-732-3155, ext. 281, or by email to
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Republican city primary notices
Lincoln Daily News received the following election notices from
Sally J. Litterly, Logan County clerk:
CONSOLIDATED REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN THAT ON FEBRUARY 26, 2013, IN THE CITY OF LINCOLN, STATE OF
ILLINOIS, A CONSOLIDATED REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION WILL BE HELD
FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:
MAYOR OF THE CITY
THE COLOR OF
BALLOTS TO BE USED BY THE RESPECTIVE PRECINCTS AT THE GENERAL
PRIMARY ELECTION WILL BE
THE POLLING PLACE
FOR SAID GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE OPEN CONTINUOUSLY FROM 6:00 A.M.
TO 7:00 P.M. ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013.
/s/ Sally J.
Litterly, Logan County Clerk
THE FOLLOWING IS THE CONSOLIDATED POLLING PLACE FOR ALL PRECINCTS IN
THE CITY OF LINCOLN, ILLINOIS:
EAST LINCOLN 1, 2,
3, 4, 5, 6 AND WEST LINCOLN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
CHURCH YOUTH CENTER, DELAVAN & HAMILTON STREETS, LINCOLN, IL.
registered in the City of Lincoln, Illinois will vote at one polling
place for this Consolidated Republican Primary Election only.
N O T I C E
VOTER REGISTRATION AND GRACE PERIOD REGISTRATION AND VOTING
FOR REPUBLICAN CONSOLIDATED PRIMARY ELECTION
FOR THE CITY OF LINCOLN
ON FEBRUARY 26, 2013
The last day to
register to vote or to update voter registration information prior
to the February 26, 2013 Republican Consolidated Primary Election
for the City of Lincoln is January 29, 2013. Voter registration is
being conducted at the Logan County Clerk’s Office at the Logan
County Courthouse, 601 Broadway Street, Lincoln, IL Monday through
Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointed Logan County Deputy
Registrars may also register voters through that date. Beyond that
date, a voter must register and vote by Grace Period Registration in
the Office of the County Clerk.
Pursuant to Article 4 of the Illinois Election Code, Grace Period
Voter Registration will be offered from Wednesday, January 30, 2013
through Friday, February 22, 2013 in the Office of the County Clerk.
Grace Period Registration allows a resident to register to vote and
or change their name or address beyond the close of registration.
Individuals registered during grace period voting may only vote at
the time of their registration in the Office of the County Clerk and
are not eligible to cast a ballot at their polling place on Election
Day. The Office of the County Clerk is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Monday through Friday.
information, please call our Elections Department at (217) 732-4148.
/s/ Sally J.
Logan County Clerk
Red Cross seeking hero nominations for 8th annual Heroes Breakfast
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Capital Area
Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking hero nominations from the
public for the eighth annual Red Cross Heroes Breakfast fundraiser on April
19 at the Crowne Plaza. Presented by the Bank of Springfield, this inspiring
event honors a group of everyday local heroes for performing an
extraordinary act or giving a lifetime of service to the community.
Proceeds benefit local disaster relief
by the Red Cross.
The Red Cross is seeking nominations for nine hero categories
that will be honored at this year's breakfast:
sponsored by St. John's Children's Hospital: A person under 18
who has acted in a heroic fashion during a time of crisis or
committed themselves to better their community/the people in it.
sponsored by Horace Mann: A K-12 or college teacher who has made
an extraordinary difference in the life of a child or group of
sponsored by Hanson Professional Services: A local member of the
U.S. armed forces who has shown dedication to serving our
country or made the ultimate sacrifice in defending it.
Public safety hero,
sponsored by the American Red Cross: A person in an emergency
service field, such as police, fire department or EMT, who has
gone above and beyond the call of duty to save or protect
sponsored by Concordia Village: A person over the age of 62 who
has acted in a heroic fashion during a time of crisis or
committed themselves to better their community or the people in
sponsored by Greene Dodge: Someone who has shown heroism in some
unexpected or unusual way during a time of crisis in their
community or has shown sacrificial commitment to meeting the
needs and challenges of their community.
sponsored by Express Employment Professionals: Someone who has
acted in a heroic fashion during a time of crisis in their
workplace or has shown strong commitment to helping others
within or through their place of work.
Health care hero,
sponsored by Springfield Clinic: A member of the medical or
health care profession who has displayed extraordinary and
sacrificial commitment to saving or improving lives or treating
Civic hero, sponsored by Bunn: A
person in a paid public service field, such as government,
nonprofit or social services, who has gone above and beyond to
help or protect someone or worked toward positively affecting
Nominees must either live or work in Sangamon, Christian, Logan,
Menard, Macoupin, Montgomery, Sangamon or Shelby County. Local
heroic acts must have taken place within the last 18 months to be
eligible, unless the nomination is for a lifetime of service. An
individual or group of individuals may be nominated and can be
entered into multiple hero categories.
People in the community can fill out and submit the online hero
nomination form by visiting
Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 22.
and early voting for Lincoln Republican primary
Lincoln Daily News received the following notice from Sally J.
Litterly, Logan County clerk:
ABSENTEE AND EARLY VOTING
FOR THE LINCOLN CITY CONSOLIDATED REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION
FEBRUARY 26, 2013
Do you want to
avoid lines on Election Day? Registered voters who desire to cast a
ballot at the Office of the County Clerk rather than their polling
place, may now vote in person in the Office of the County Clerk. The
office is located on the 2nd floor of the Logan County
Courthouse, 601 Broadway St., Lincoln, Illinois. In person absentee
voting continues through February 25, 2013.
may also make application by mail to vote absentee. Students and out
of county workers can conveniently obtain an Application to Vote
Absentee by contacting the Office of the County Clerk, or access the
form on the Clerk's website at
Mail applications will be received by the County Clerk until
February 21, 2013. No ballots may be sent by mail after that date as
provided by law. No excuse is needed to vote by absentee by mail or
(similar to Absentee) will also be conducted in the Office of the
County Clerk February 11 through February 23, 2013. Early voting
allows registered voters to cast their ballot prior to Election Day
by voting at the pre-designated site of the Office of the Logan
County Clerk. Early voters must be registered and present a valid
picture ID showing their current voter registration address.
Office hours are
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
concerning voting may be directed to the Office of the County Clerk
Elections Department at (217)732-4148.
Plungers across Illinois will be freezin' for a reason Feb. 22-March 17
NORMAL -- It's not every day that people are
willing to "go jump in a lake" -- particularly in the winter -- let alone do
so with thousands of other people, including members of the law enforcement
community. But that's exactly what will happen on various weekends in
February and March as part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar
Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Illinois presented by GEICO.
Any adventurous soul is invited to
join law enforcement officers, as well as media and business and
civic leaders from their community, by donning bathing suits,
costumes or any clothing of choice (just no wetsuits!) to jump in a
lake. Each plunger must collect a minimum of $75 in donations that
will be used to support Special Olympics programs in Illinois.
The event has grown from one location in 1999 to 20 locations
across the state this year. The Polar Plunge series will kick off
with a Super Plunge -- where participants raise a minimum of $2,500
and plunge into Lake Michigan once every hour for 24 hours -- on
Feb. 22-23 at Northwestern University's North Beach in Evanston.
The Logan County plunge will take place on Sunday, March 17, at 2
p.m. at Lincoln Lakes. Please note this is a change in both day of the
week and time. Anyone wishing to know more about the local plunge
can click on the "Polar
Plunge" button on the Top Stories page of LDN or contact Joanie
Keyes of Special Olympics Illinois at 217-428-9255.
Individuals and teams can register for the plunge on the Special
Olympics Illinois website at
http://www.plungeillinois.com/ or by contacting Keyes at the
Plungers are encouraged to form teams to spread the fun. Each
team member must raise the minimum of $75 in donations, and all team
members' individual fundraising totals will be merged to form a
combined team total. Teams are placed into divisions based on size
and are awarded prizes for the most money raised.
All plungers will receive gifts, compete for prizes, and enjoy
food and camaraderie with other chilly participants. The more money
a plunger raises, the more chances he or she will have to win a
four-night trip for two adults to Cancun, Mexico, with
accommodations at Riu Peninsula, courtesy of Apple Vacations. For
every $500 a plunger raises, he or she will get an entry into the
drawing for this grand prize.
The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest
year-round fundraising vehicle benefiting Special Olympics Illinois.
The annual intrastate relay and its various fundraising projects
have two goals: to raise money and increase public awareness for the
athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. Each year, more than 3,000
officers in Illinois run more than 1,500 miles carrying the "Flame
of Hope" through the streets of their hometowns and deliver it to
the State Summer Games in Normal in June.