Landers began her career as a nurse
technician in the obstetrics unit. From there, encouraged by her
husband, Terry, and the obstetrics staff, she returned to school and
earned her associate degree and diploma in nursing. Her continued
desire for learning resulted in a bachelor's degree in leadership
from Lincoln Christian University and most recently a bachelor's
degree in nursing from Benedictine University in Springfield.
Landers moved from her position in
obstetrics to serve as a hospice nurse before moving into the role
of case management. She was then selected for the assistant director
of nursing role and subsequently assumed the director of nursing
position in November 2007.
According to Landers, nursing
seemed a natural fit as she believes she was blessed with the gift
of caring for others. Her career at ALMH allowed her to do
purposeful work in a value-based organization working side by side
with others who cared as much as she did. She is proud of the
nursing team and believes they are the "best of the best of us."
"Many of our nurses drive by other
hospitals and clinics to work at ALMH. They choose to practice in a
culture that places the patient at the very center of all that we
do," said Landers.
Landers is proud to leave a legacy
of exceptional nursing leaders who are prepared to do whatever it
takes to care for our community and for each other.
Former and current employees along
with the public are invited to join Landers as her contributions to
ALMH are celebrated with a cake and punch reception from 1 to 3 p.m.
Friday in the Steinfort Rooms at ALMH, 200 Stahlhut Drive.
To help ensure an adequate
blood supply for the region, there will be a blood drive at the Lincoln
Masonic Center, 2022 N. Kickapoo, on Monday, March 4, from noon to 6 p.m.
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
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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
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.