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[February 10, 2014]  Mary Kelley to speak at Feb. 17 genealogy meeting

Mary Kelley, clerk of the Logan County Circuit Court, will be the guest speaker at the Feb. 17 meeting of the Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society. Mrs. Kelley will share information on the resources available through her office to aid in genealogical work.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be at the LCGHS Research Center, 114 N. Chicago St. in Lincoln.

You don't have to be a member to attend. Guests are always welcome. For more information, contact Roseann Coers, 217-737-2534.

Give blood and help save lives

PEORIA Like a hospital emergency room, the American Red Cross must be prepared to provide blood for patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. It's the blood already on the shelves and readily available that can be lifesaving for people like Chris Salinas

Salinas was a horse trainer who was seriously injured in an accident when a horse pinned him to the pavement. He and his family said they credit the multiple blood transfusions he received with helping him recover.

Type O-negative blood is especially needed right now. O-negative is the universal blood type and can potentially be transfused to patients with any type.

To help ensure the shelves are stocked for patients in need, the Red Cross has scheduled two upcoming blood donation opportunities in Logan County:

  • Feb. 19, noon-5 p.m., at the Lincoln Park District sports complex, 1400 Primm Road in Lincoln, Ill.

  • Feb. 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Hartsburg-Emden Jr.-Sr. High School, 400 W. Front St. in Hartsburg

How to donate blood

To make an appointment to donate blood, or for more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license, or two other forms of identification, are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements

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Lincoln Writer's Club will meet Feb. 11

Lincoln Writer's Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room of the student center at Lincoln College.

Suggested topics: writing goals for 2014; a valentine story; or county fair activities, rides, 4-H project, livestock, baked goods, etc.

All are welcome.

For more information, call 732-2723.

Lincoln Low Vision Support Group to meet Feb. 10

The next meeting of the Lincoln Low Vision Support Group will be on Monday, Feb. 10, 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 Kim Walters, from the Bureau of Blind Services with the state Division of Rehabilitation Services.

Those attending are welcome to bring guests.

The group needs envelopes to send out letters for the meetings. Please bring a few.

For more information, contact Sandy at 732-6528.


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