When a family drops off a costume,
they are given a ticket entitling them to take one costume.
The costume exchange is on track to
become a regular program for the children's section of the library.
The exchange ran all day Friday and continued Saturday until noon.
[By CURT FOX]
disposal of paper records, hard drives
Are you worried about your
personal information getting into the wrong hands? If so, bring your old
financial records, tax returns and other sensitive household records to be
shredded and destroyed in a secure and confidential manner. Hard drives will
also be accepted for destruction. Proper disposal of this sensitive
information may prevent individuals in your household from becoming victims
of identity theft.
The paper shredding and hard drive destruction will be available
Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Logan County
Fairgrounds. Participants are asked to use the Main Gate entrance.
The last glass recycling collection of the year will also be at the
same time and place.
The State Bank of Lincoln and the Logan County Joint Solid Waste
Agency are co-sponsoring the free program to shred confidential
papers and destroy hard drives on-site.
Participants will be limited to five bags or boxes of materials
to be shredded and are asked to ensure that no plastic, glass, trash
or non-paper items are brought to the collection. Hard drives for
destruction must be removed from the computers prior to bringing
them in. Participants will be responsible for the disposal of bags
and boxes brought to the collection.
Participants will be able to watch the shredding and destruction
of paperwork and hard drives via a camera in the bed of the
shredding truck. Participants are responsible for maintaining
possession of their materials until they are brought to the truck
for shredding. Sponsors of the paper shredding and hard drive
destruction are not responsible for any materials left unattended
prior to or during the shredding event.
For more information on the paper shredding and hard drive
destruction, contact Mitzi Rohlfs, Logan County Joint Solid Waste
Agency coordinator, at 732-9636 or
email@example.com, or access
the agency's website at www.co.logan.il.us and select
Waste Agency." Area recyclers can obtain the most up-to-date
information on recycling activities by visiting the agency's
monthly glass collection for 2013
The Logan County Joint
Solid Waste Agency, in collaboration with the Lincoln Woman's Club and
Verallia Saint-Gobain Containers, will have its last monthly glass
collection for this year on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Logan County
Fairgrounds between 9 a.m. and noon.
The collection will be canceled in
event of inclement weather.
Participants are reminded that only container glass will be accepted
during the collection. Container glass is any glass that held either
a food or beverage product. All colors of glass will be accepted.
The glass recycling program will no longer accept broken glass due
to safety issues.
Participants are asked to
thoroughly rinse all containers and remove all plastic or metal lids
and rings and foil labels. Paper labels may be left on the
containers. Due to the large volume of glass being collected, the
recycling program reserves the right to refuse any glass that does
not meet the preparation guidelines.
The glass recycling program does
not accept light bulbs, fluorescent lights, window glass, mirrors,
ceramics, dishware or CorningWare items. Participants are asked to
comply with the glass collection guidelines, as a single piece of
ceramic material or a light bulb can contaminate an entire load of
Information on the county's recycling programs is
available by contacting the Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency office at
217-732-9636 or accessing the agency's website at
www.co.logan.il.us by selecting
"Joint Solid Waste Agency."
features added to St. John Germanfest
Children's games, 50-50 drawing and bake
The 14th annual Germanfest is set for
Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. John United Church
of Christ, 204 Seventh. St. John is being joined by the Oasis Senior
Center in providing the meal and program, which this year includes a
50-50 drawing and bake sale through the Oasis.
In the parking lot, an area facing
Maple Street will be set aside for handicap parking only. Children's
games and activities will be on a section of the lot. The Alley Kats
Band will furnish music during the serving time, including polka
music for dancing or listening -- outside, weather permitting.
Tables for those who want to sit outside to eat or listen to the
band will also be on the lot. .
Authentic German food -- brats, red
cabbage, sauerkraut, German potato salad, apple strudel, German
chocolate cake or angel food cake -- will be served with apple
cider, tea or coffee. A hot dog meal with chips, dessert and drink
will also be available. The meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. in the St. John Church Fellowship Hall.
The church youth group will offer
the same menu at a drive-thru line at the alley alongside the former
ALMH east parking lot entrance, off Eighth Street.
Free delivery in town will be
available with orders of six or more prepaid tickets. Tickets are
available from church and Oasis members, church or Oasis offices, or
by calling Marilyn Armbrust at 732-4261. Tickets for the German meal
are $8.50 and $4 for the hot dog meal. Profits will be evenly split
between the Oasis for their programs and St. John UCC for their
Co-chairs for this year's Germanfest are Wayne
Mara, 737-6639, and Tonita Reifsteck, 732-9796, for St. John UCC; and
Georgina Binzen, 732-6132, and Dennis Schrader, 871-4155, for the Oasis.
Voices needed for community cantata
This is an open invitation
for individuals to join the community Christmas cantata. The group will be
singing "Lead Me Back to Bethlehem," with words and music by Pepper Choplin.
The Rev. Larry Maffett will direct the
cantata, with Laura Lee accompanying.
Rehearsals will begin at Immanuel
Lutheran Church on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m. and alternate back and
forth with St. John UCC.
Performances will be on Sunday,
Dec. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John UCC and at 7 p.m. at Immanuel
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Action expands utility assistance enrollment
The Community Action Partnership of
Central Illinois has announced that the Low Income Home Energy
Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP, is now open to homes children
under the age of 6. This is an expansion of the current priority
enrollment period that includes seniors, residents with disabilities
and households that are disconnected from their primary or secondary
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.