Habitat for Humanity Logan County
continues to collect televisions for recycling. For a complete list
of acceptable items, see below.
The following items will be accepted:
Computer equipment, including
laptop and desktop personal computers, monitors, keyboards,
printers, scanners, cords and cables, hard drives, CD-ROM, DVD,
Zip and tape drives
Entertainment equipment, including
TVs, radios, stereo and game systems, game controls, VCR and DVD
players, and cameras
Small business equipment,
including phones, copiers, typewriters, fax machines and
household and countertop appliances will also be accepted, as
well as aluminum, copper, brass and stainless steel items.
Electronic equipment is not to be left
at the site and is not collected outside of the hours of the
Information on the electronics
recycling program is available through Habitat for Humanity of Logan
County by contacting the office at 217-732-6412 or visiting the
agency website at
glass recycling collection Sept. 14
The Logan County Joint
Solid Waste Agency, in collaboration with the Lincoln Woman's Club and
Verallia Saint-Gobain Containers, will host the monthly glass collection on
Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Logan County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to noon.
Participants should use the Main Gate entrance.The collection will be canceled in
event of inclement weather or extreme heat. Glass is not to be left
at the site prior to the hours of the collection.
Participants are reminded that only
container glass will be accepted during the collection. Container
glass is any glass that originally held either a food or beverage
product. All colors of glass will be accepted. The glass recycling
program does not accept broken glass due to safety issues.
Participants are asked to
thoroughly rinse all containers and to remove all plastic or metal
lids, sleeves and rings. Labels, either foil or paper, may be left
on the containers. Due to the large volume of glass being collected,
the glass 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 or 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
Recyclers are encouraged to "like" Logan County
Joint Solid Waste Agency on Facebook to access the most current information,
updates and cancellation notices. As always, information on the county's
recycling programs is available by contacting the office at 217-732-9636 or
visiting the agency website at
www.co.logan.il.us and selecting Joint Solid Waste Agency.
Firefighter prints to benefit Oasis to
debut Sept. 8
Sponsors of the prints that will be sold in
conjunction with the Sept. 15 Firefighters' Picnic on the square and the
Oasis Fire Fund drive met at Lincoln Mayor Keith Snyder's office Friday
morning. Available to look at and to review were 17 glossy prints, 13 by 19
inches, of photos taken of the Oasis fire on June 21.
The prints, which will
sell for $10 each, will be available as long as there is interest.
The cost of the initial release of 500 is being paid for by
community leaders and businesses; thus, all sales proceeds from the
initial offering will go into the Oasis Fire Fund.
Committee member Mike Fak said a preliminary showing of the
prints at several recent events showed a strong interest in several
of the prints, with all receiving at least some attention.
"We have an idea which ones we will sell more copies of, but you
can never be sure," Fak said. The print run is flexible, with
increases in production of whichever prints receive the most
interest being no problem for Lincoln Printers, a sponsor and the
company that is doing the prints.
The prints will make their debut at the Sept. 8 Legion Post 263
breakfast buffet, and a respectable quantity will be available for
purchase that morning.
The prints will also be on display at the Lincoln Art Institute
on the square, along with several dozen other photos of the fire.
Patrons will be able to buy the prints at the institute throughout
September. Other locations where the prints can be purchased will be
The committee hopes that the demand for these prints will exceed
the initial printing and that several more runs of the prints will
Honor Flight scheduled for Sept. 10
SPRINGFIELD -- On Sept. 10, Land of Lincoln
Honor Flight will honor 28 more World War II veterans and 57 more Korean
veterans with a one-day trip to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II
Memorial, Korean Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, National
Air and Space Museum, and other memorials. Seventy-five guardians who are
responsible for the veterans' comfort and safety will also be on this trip,
which is the 23rd Land of Lincoln Honor Flight and the fifth flight this
Donations and efforts of many
individuals, organizations and businesses have allowed Land of
Lincoln Honor Flight to honor these veterans.
The public is invited to a "welcome
home" ceremony for these WWII and Korean era veterans when the plane
arrives back at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport at 9:30 p.m. on
Sept. 10. Wear red, white and blue to show your appreciation.
Veterans on this flight come from
the Illinois towns of Alton, Arenzville, Ashland, Athens,
Bloomington, Bunker Hill, Bushnell, Canton, Chatham, Clinton, Cuba,
Delavan, Divernon, Eureka, Flanagan, Forsyth, Franklin, Glenwood,
Godfrey, Granite City, Greenview, Gridley, Havana, Hillsboro,
Hopedale, Hudson, Jerseyville, Kincaid, LeRoy, Lincoln, Mason City,
Mechanicsburg, Middletown, Minier, Morton, Normal, Palmyra, Peoria,
Petersburg, Rochester, San Jose, Springfield, Staunton, Stonington,
Taylorville, Tremont, Wapella, Waverly, Williamsville and Winnetka.
Applications are still being
accepted for the following, but WWII veterans will be served first:
Veterans who enlisted by Dec. 31,
1946 (WWII -- 50 currently on the list)
Veterans who served Jan. 1, 1947,
through Dec. 31, 1957 (Korean era -- 207 currently on the list)
who served Jan. 1, 1958, through May 7, 1975 (189 currently on
The last 2013 flight will be on
Oct. 22 and is full.
The Land of Lincoln Honor Flight
board welcomes the chance to speak to organizations, businesses,
churches, conventions or other groups about the Honor Flight
mission, future flights, guardian duties, fundraising and donations.
For more information about how
individuals and groups can help the mission, how to obtain
applications, how to become a member, and to learn more about Land
of Lincoln Honor Flight, go to
www.landoflincolnhonorflight.org or contact Ray Wiedle: home,
314-427-2317; cellphone, 217-622-1473; email
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in the Park' at noon Sept. 11
On Sept. 11 at noon, a group will gather at
the bandstand in Latham Park to spend a short time in prayer for the
physical and spiritual needs of Lincoln and Logan County.
The group would like to pray for
answers that we are desiring to see in our community, churches,
schools and local government. The focus will be on thanksgiving and
the plans God has for this community to bring His wisdom,
opportunities for growth and also healing of hearts, lives,
businesses and relationships.
The public is invited to join this
short time of prayer.
Scout Troop 102 holds flag retiring ceremony
Scout Troop 102 recently
held a flag retiring ceremony at the Scout camp area in Kickapoo Creek Park.
The ceremony is a very solemn event meant to dispose of worn and tattered
flags in a respectful manner.
In all, the boys disposed of 13 flags during the ceremony.
is a copy of the ceremonial procedure and photos of the Scouts
fulfilling their duty according to procedure.
The flag of the
United States of America is an honored symbol of our nation's unity,
it's hopes, it's achievements, it's glory and it's high resolve.
When the flag is in such condition, through wear or damage, that it
is no longer a fitting emblem for display, it shall be destroyed in
a dignified manner befitting such a symbol. The traditional way is
to cut the flag into pieces and burn it in a modest but blazing
fire. As we perform this respected duty, let us reflect on the
design and meaning of our flag.
The Blue field or
union is the point of honor, the upper comer of the Flag's own
right. The symbolism of the right hand goes far back in antiquity
when it was the weapon hand. Raising the right arm free of any
weapon meant peace. It became a salute, a way of giving praise and
honor. The union is blue, representing the night sky with stars
forming a new and glorious constellation. There is one star for each
state in our union. It is said the point of honor of our flag was
made from the blue clock belonging to a captain in the Continental
The stripes are
symbolic of beams of morning light, rays emanating from the sun--
thirteen red and white stripes, one for each of the original
thirteen colonies. The stripes in our flag were inspired by the
rattlesnake flag flown on the ships of the Continental Fleet and the
striped banner of the Sons of Liberty. Though the pattern has
changed, the bars of shining red and gleaming white have remained.
The stripes are alternating, seven red and six white. The red stands
for courage and the blood of those brave men and women who fought
and died to establish and preserve our republic; the white
representing the purity and high moral resolve on which our country
The blue of a captain's cloak, the white of a soldier's shirt, the
red from a flannel petticoat of a patriot's wife-- this was our
flag. This is the flag that stands for honor -yours and mine.
We will now
distribute the flag stripes to each person present.
At this time, we
ask that each person holding a white stripe please come place it on
the fire, laying it across the flames.
At this time, we
ask that each person holding a red stripe please come place it on
the fire, also laying it across the flames.
Scouts, you may now
place the blue field of stars across the flames one at a time so
that each field is consumed before the next one is retired.
As the fire
consumes the worn and tattered material in its refining flame, let
us remember the words of George Washington when the Star-spangled
Banner was first flown by the Continental Army: "We take the stars
from heaven and the red from our mother country. We separate the red
by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and
the white stripes shall go down to posterity representing liberty."
Thus the Stars and Stripes became what it is; born amid the strife
of battle, it has become the standard around which a free people
have fought to preserve the greatest nation in the world.
[Ceremonial procedure copied from
file received from Jennifer Craig]
Gail's Pumpkin Patch opens for the fall
BEASON -- Gail's Pumpkin
Patch, rural Beason, will open Sunday, Sept. 1, for their eighth season. The
pumpkin patch will be open Sunday to Friday from 1 to 5:30 p.m. and
Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The final day of the season is Oct. 31.
The pumpkin patch has over 60
varieties of pumpkins and gourds, corn, Nate's honey and doughnuts,
straw, apples, cider, mums, barrel train, toddler maze, baked goods
and lots of crafts. It is loaded with fall decorations and fun for
the whole family. New this year is Grandpa's Antique Tractor Porch
and Toddler Corner. Admission is free, and you-pick or we-pick
pumpkins are available.
Farm Day will be Sunday, Sept. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. The afternoon
will include pumpkin and face painting, old-fashioned barn games,
crafts, an observation beehive, and farm tours.
Gail's Pumpkin Patch is a
family-owned pumpkin patch in Logan County. You will be able to find
the "perfect pumpkin."
For more information, call
217-447-3409, visit on the Web at
www.gailspumpkinpatch.com or email
Holy Family Catholic Church to sponsor blood drive
To help ensure an adequate blood supply for the region, Holy
Family Catholic Church, 316 S. Logan St. in Lincoln, is hosting a
blood drive on Friday, Sept. 6, from noon to 6 p.m.
For your convenience, call 1-866-GIVE-BLD (1-866-448-3253)
toll-free to sign up, or schedule an appointment online using
sponsor code 60505 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