For your convenience, call Alexis to
sign up toll-free at 1-866-GIVE-BLD (1-866-448-3253), ext. 5158, or
schedule an appointment online using sponsor code 60057 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. Johnís 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 a total of 87 hospitals
in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.
Presbyterian Church hosting a soup buffet
MIDDLETOWN -- Middletown Presbyterian Church
will host a soup buffet on Sunday, March 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On the
menu will be vegetable beef soup, chili, homemade chicken noodle soup,
cheesy broccoli soup, relish tray, pie or cake, and drinks.
It's an all-you-can-eat meal. The cost
is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-12, and youngsters 3 and
under eat free.
Writer's Club will meet March 12
Lincoln Writer's Club will
meet Tuesday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room of the Lincoln
College student center.
Suggested writing topics: story about
Easter; nicknames; to be 13 again; or springtime.
All are welcome. For more information, call 732-2723.
Jaycees Lawnmower Clinic
Have the Lincoln Jaycees get your mower ready
for the upcoming season. Bring in your push mower (no riding mowers) and the
Jaycees will change the oil, change the spark plug, sharpen the blade, clean
the mower deck and check the air filter.
Mowers may be dropped off from 9 a.m.
to noon on Saturday, March 9, at the Lincoln Jaycees Center, 325 S.
Chicago St. Mowers may be picked up the same day from 3 to 5 p.m.
The cost is $30 at drop-off. (Save
$5 if you prepay online at
lincolnjaycees.com.) All profits help fund upcoming Lincoln
Jaycees community projects.
The Lincoln Jaycees are a
not-for-profit organization serving Lincoln and the surrounding
communities. The organization gives young people ages 18-40 the
tools they need to build the bridges of success for themselves in
the areas of business development, management skills, individual
training, community service and international connections.
Membership meetings are the third Friday of each month, 7:30 p.m.,
at the Lincoln Jaycees Center, 325 S. Chicago St., and are open to
Bosom Buddies selling Avanti's Gondola sandwiches
Team Bosom Buddies, a Relay
For Life team, is at it again. The team is selling Avanti's Gondola
For information on how you can get
your hands on one of these popular sandwiches, contact team captain
Bob Hashman at 217-671-1993. All orders have to be placed by March
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
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Republican city primary
Lincoln Daily News received the following election notice 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.
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.