To qualify for the priority period of
Sept. 3-30, individuals must have incomes of no more than 150
percent of the federal poverty level. Households that have seniors
or disabled residents can apply.
For October, applications
accepted will be expanded to include households that have families
with children under 6 and disconnected households.
All other households that meet the 150 percent federal poverty
guidelines will be eligible for the program beginning Nov. 1 and
continuing to May 31, 2014, or until all funds are depleted.
The amount of the utility payment is determined by the household
income, size, fuel type and geographic location in the state. The
energy source does not have to be natural gas or electricity in
order to receive assistance. Payments are made directly to vendors
on behalf of the households.
Those interested in participating can
contact their local Community Action office to schedule an
217-732-2159, ext. 226
Piatt County: 217-762-2421
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois serves
low-income, disabled and elderly households in six central Illinois
counties. For more information, visit
safety course offered in Mount Pulaski
MOUNT PULASKI -- A hunter safety course will be offered in Mount
Pulaski on Sept. 13 and 14. Sessions will be from 6 to 10 p.m.
Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
For reservations, call 217-792-5658 (10 a.m.-8 p.m. -- leave
call-back number if leaving a message on the answering machine).
Lunch will be served on Saturday.
Study pamphlets will be furnished by Illinois Department of
Those attending under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a
person 16 years of age or older.
No live ammunition will be allowed. If live ammunition is found
on a participant, the person will be asked to leave without taking
the test. You will be able to take the test at a later date.
Humane Society of Logan County to offer classes for
The Humane Society of Logan
County is offering classes to prepare individuals interested in becoming
licensed humane investigators.
Applications will be accepted until
Thursday, Sept. 26. The Illinois Department of Agriculture is
testing on Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Humane investigators sponsored by HSLC
respond to calls from the public who believe an animal is being
abused or neglected. The investigator's response to the call is
based on the Illinois statutes regarding that particular situation.
Investigators are licensed for two years and work on a volunteer
If interested or for more
information, call 217-648-2703 or 217-737-4042.
Fall Festival going on this weekend
ATLANTA -- Ready for some fall fun? Travel up
the road to the Atlanta Fall Festival.
Zeller Amusements has set up in the
park, and the Atlanta Fire Department will serve catfish and walleye
dinners Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. The prince and princess contest will
be from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the Smoke River Band from 7 to 9
Saturday there will be a baking contest, fire truck rides for
kids, a parade at 2 p.m., cloggers at 3:15, bingo, barbecue chicken
dinner by the Atlanta Methodist Church, karaoke from 5 to 8 p.m., baked goods auction at 8 p.m.,
and Zeller Amusements from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m.
Low Vision Support Group to meet Monday
The next meeting of the
Lincoln Low Vision Support Group will be on Monday, Sept. 9, from 1 to 2
p.m. at Lincoln Christian Church, 204 N. McLean. Use the door off the
parking lot, under the canopy.
The speaker will be John Corneille, a
blind attorney from DeKalb. He is a member of the board of
Foundation Fighting Blindness and his mother lives in Lincoln.
Those attending are welcome to bring
For more information, contact Sandy
Bonanza Steakhouse to honor first responders
Free buffet Sept. 11 for active first responders
To commemorate the
anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, the Borst Bonanza Steakhouse at 1121 Hickox
Drive in Lincoln will offer a free buffet on Sept. 11 to all active fire,
police, and emergency medical personnel in uniform or with an ID badge.
"Our entire steakhouse team wanted to
honor the heroes of 9/11 and also show appreciation to our own
community's first responders who demonstrate courage every day by
risking their lives to save others," said Brett Borst.
The Bonanza Steakhouse has been owned
by the Borst family for 30 years. The restaurant features a buffet
with a large variety of "all you can eat" salads, soups, appetizers,
vegetables, breads, hot main courses, and desserts, as well as
flame-grilled steaks, chicken and seafood.
Pulaski history books offered for sale this weekend
MOUNT PULASKI -- The Mount Pulaski Township
Historical Society will have a book sale during the 121st Fall Festival,
Sept. 6-7. Books offered for sale will be the "125th Mt. Pulaski History
(1836-1961)," "150th Mt. Pulaski History (1836-1986)" and "175th Mt. Pulaski
History (1836-2011)." The books will be available at the museum on the south
side of the square, across from the courthouse.
All editions contain oodles of
information on area families, businesses, churches, schools, sports,
music, military, events and achievements.
"Just looking at the ads is a hoot!" a news release said.
The books are especially for those who have had siblings,
fathers, mothers, grandparents, great-grandparents,
great-great-grandparents, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and
friends who have helped shape Mount Pulaski over the years.
The society also offers mail-order service for these books. For
more information, contact Phil Bertoni, publicity and speaker
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sue Schaffenacker, president, at
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