To qualify for this program,
individuals must have incomes of no more than 150 percent of the
federal poverty level.
Community Action Partnership administers the program, which provides
a one-time benefit toward utilities to eligible households in
DeWitt, Logan, Mason, Menard and Piatt counties.
Interested participants can contact their local Community Action
office to schedule an appointment:
Logan County: 217-732-2159, ext.
Menard County: 217-632-3137
Mason County: 309-543-6988
DeWitt County: 217-935-2455
All other households that meet the
150 percent federal poverty guidelines will be eligible for the
program beginning Nov. 1. The program will continue until May 31,
2014, or until all LIHEAP funds are depleted.
Community Action Partnership of Central
Illinois serves low-income, disabled and elderly households in six central
Illinois counties: Fulton, Logan, Mason, Menard, DeWitt and Piatt. For more
information, visit www.capcil.org.
Club prepares for Operation Santa
Submit names to a new address this year
The Lincoln Woman's Club is
once again this year participating in Operation Santa, a project that sends
Christmas cheer to men and women in the military service.
If you have a family member in the
armed forces whom you would like to see receive a gift from the
Woman's Club, submit the soldier's name and address to:
1721 Sunrise Place
Normal, IL 61761
season of 'Behind the Scenes' to serve up more intrigue
ATLANTA -- Cathy Marciariello has had
a very busy summer as program director of the Atlanta Public
Library. In addition to adult and children's programs and library
renovations, she has been hard at work booking programs for the
library's fall and winter "Behind the Scenes" programs.
Marciariello searches the country for interesting people whose
professions will provide fascinating glimpses into areas of
expertise that we may not encounter here in central Illinois. This
year is no exception.
The programs will present not only members
of the arts, an area that Marciariello knows well from her career
directing orchestras and arts organizations in the U.S. and Europe,
but will also include people in unique professions.
Behind the Scenes kicks off on Oct. 25 with a visit to Atlanta by
a representative of the world-renowned St. Louis Zoo, who will
discuss their baby animal program and how it is managed. No animals
will be brought because of the distance, but animal care, mating and
management of the program will be topics of discussion.
On Nov. 22, Marciariello is bringing
Dudley Cocke to Atlanta.
Cocke is nationally known for his Roadside Theater program, where he
enlists members of a community to participate in a production that
he directs. While he has staged productions in large cities like
Brooklyn and New Orleans, he specializes in bringing theater to
rural America, with a theme of social activism.
Bob Lupone will travel to Atlanta on
Jan. 10, 2014. A dancer and
actor, Lupone is the brother of actress Patti Lupone. He has starred
on stage and television, appearing in the original production of "A
Chorus Line" on Broadway and in "Jesus Christ Superstar." His
television credits include the popular crime drama "The Sopranos,"
where he had a recurring role, and "Sex in the City."
Marciariello is offering a change of pace from the arts world on
Jan. 31. Ryan Aper, a Lincoln High School graduate and Major League
Baseball draftee, will be interviewed about what his experiences
have been breaking into professional sports. Aper holds several
records set during his time at Lincoln High and Lincoln Land
Community College. He was drafted by the Miami Marlins.
Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, will be a special evening as the
Atlanta Country Club will be turned into a cabaret when Brian Davis
travels to town to entertain. Davis is a Peoria-area singer and
All of the Behind the Scenes programs will be at the Atlanta
Country Club. The evenings begin at 6:30 with a wine and cheese
reception, and the program commences at 7. The cost is $10 per show,
or $9 when a person books four or more programs.
Check the Atlanta Public Library
for further details. The Behind the Scenes information is listed
under "Programs & Services > Programs for Adults," or
click here. The
library phone number is 217-648-2112.
Public Library to host Halloween costume swap
The Lincoln Public Library
District will have its first-ever costume swap in early October Bring your
clean, gently used children's costume and exchange it for another.
The swap will be in the Annex on
Friday, Oct. 4, from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m.
You can bring in
costumes earlier in the week and receive a ticket to use during the
swap. Costume donations will be accepted.
For more information, visit the
library at 725 Pekin St. or call 732-8878.
to host Community Night in Postville Park
The city of Lincoln will host a
Community Night at Postville Park next week. The event will be on
Thursday evening, Oct. 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 at the park in the 1300
block of Fifth Street, across from 5th St Food Mart.
At 5:30, Lincoln Police Department
D.A.R.E. will begin grilling free hot dogs and serving them with
chips and soda. The city clerk's office will provide sweet treats
Members of the
community will be able to check out a city police squad car, city
fire truck and a city dump truck as well as other city vehicles for
everyone to see inside and out. The Lincoln Fire Department will
also have a fire hose open for those who want to knock out the
flames in the windows of the "Squirt House".
The newly painted old Chautauqua
house and polling place will be open for the evening for those
curious about what's inside.
The From the Ground Up group will
be on-site to launch this year’s Plant the Town Red project by
planting red tulips donated by city council members David Wilmert
and Kathy Horn of Ward 2 and Chuck Conzo, city treasurer. Red tulips
will also be available for purchase at 100 bulbs for $15 to those
wanting to help "plant the town red" this fall.
The city of Lincoln hopes to see
citizens of all ages join in an evening of fun and food.
For more information, contact Kathy
Vinyard at 732-2122 or
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Kiwanis installs officers for the new year
Lincoln Kiwanis Club met Tuesday evening,
Sept. 24, in the Lincoln College Alumni Room for their annual dinner.
Bridget Schneider, past president,
turned over the gavel to the new president, Cindy Stover. Other new
officers are Perry Grieme, president-elect; Carol Mills, vice
president; Tom Comstock, treasurer; Stu Churchill, secretary;
Schneider, past president; and Marti Sawicki, Mike Booher and Bob
Sullivan, directors. The new officers were installed by Patrick
Stout, district lieutenant governor.
Schneider presented the Kiwanis
Distinguished Service Award to C. Wayne Schrader and the Kiwanian of
the Year Award to Tom Comstock.
Entertainment was provided by
Gunderman and Klink, and the dinner was prepared by chef Warren
Wendlandt and staff.
The Kiwanis Club meets at noon on
Tuesdays in the Mary Pat Room at American Legion Post 263 in
is a global organization of members dedicated to serving the children of the
club to meet Oct. 8
Lincoln Writer's Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni
Room of the Meyer-Evans Student Center at Lincoln College.
author of "Lost Survivor," will be the guest speaker. Jones, a
Vietnam veteran, is an award-winning author, playwright and
Everyone is invited to attend this special event.
HSLC to host blessing of animals and
dedicate new pet cemetery Oct. 5
The Humane Society of Logan
County invites all pets and their owners to a blessing of animals, in the
spirit of St. Francis. The ceremony will be on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m.
at the Humane Society, 1801 E. Lincoln Parkway in Lincoln. The Forever Home
Pet Cemetery, located on the grounds, will also be dedicated and officially
Pastor Tami Werschey from Hartsburg
United Methodist Church and the Rev. Mark Evans from Trinity
Episcopal Church will conduct the dedication of the cemetery and the
blessing of the animals.
should be leashed or crated.
The pet cemetery is the most recent
program of the HSLC, created to fulfill a need in Logan County and
provide a source of income to support the shelter.
Visitors will be invited to tour
the shelter and meet the newest adoptable pets. Donations of pet
food for the shelter and pantry will also be accepted.
Jaycees now accepting Angel Tree applications online
Lincoln Jaycees are now accepting applications for their Angel Tree program.
This year the applications are online only.
Eligible children must be between the
ages of 1-10 and be residents of Logan County.
Applications are being accepted until
Oct. 28, or sooner if all spots are filled.
apply or to find more information about how to donate to the
blood drive at Farmers Bank in Mount Pulaski
MOUNT PULASKI -- To help ensure an adequate
blood supply for the region, Farmers Bank, 130 S. Washington in Mount
Pulaski, is hosting a blood drive on Friday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon.
For your convenience, call the blood
center to sign up toll-free at 1-866-GIVE-BLD (1-866-448-3253), or
schedule an appointment online at
www.bloodcenterimpact.org, using sponsor code 60032. Walk-ins
are also welcome and truly appreciated.
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.
American Water to flush lines
Illinois American Water will conduct
water main flushing in Lincoln beginning Monday, Sept. 23, as part
of regular maintenance. The routine work is being done as part of an
annual water main flushing program that improves customer water
service by flushing or cleaning mineral deposits and sediment from
the water mains. Flushing will be during daytime hours, between 7:30
a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and will continue through
The anticipated flushing schedule for
Illinois American Water's Lincoln District is:
Monday, Sept. 23 -- East of
railroad tracks to Pulaski Street.
Tuesday, Sept. 24 -- East of
railroad tracks from Pulaski Street to Keokuk Street..
Wednesday, Sept. 25 -- East of
railroad tracks from Keokuk Street to Lincolnwood, including all
Thursday, Sept. 26 -- Between
railroad tracks and Union from Decatur Street to Feldman Drive.
Friday, Sept. 27 -- Between
Broadwell Drive and Seventh Street.
Monday, Sept. 30 -- Between
Seventh Street and 16th Street.
Tuesday, Oct. 1 -- Between 16th
Street and Feldman Drive.
Wednesday, Oct. 2 -- West of
Lincoln Parkway from Fifth Street to Woodlawn.
Oct. 3 -- West of Lincoln Parkway on Woodlawn to Interstate 55.
The water main flushing will be
performed by Illinois American Water crews. They will be working out
of white utility trucks labeled with the company logo. All employees
will also have photo ID badges.
No interruptions in water service
will occur as a result of the work. Illinois American Water advises
that when crews are flushing nearby, customers may experience a
slight drop in water pressure or discoloration of their water.
Illinois American Water does not
foresee incidences of discoloration, but if this does occur, it is
recommended that customers let their cold water run to clear before
using it again, and refrain from doing laundry during that time. If
problems persist, notify Illinois American Water's customer service
center at 1-800-422-2782 (available 24 hours a day).
"The flushing program is designed
not only to maintain a high quality of water in the Lincoln
distribution system, but to inspect and operate fire hydrants to
assure they are in good working order as well," said David Schonauer,
operations superintendent for the Lincoln District.