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Logan County Herb Guild, Hartem FFA hunter clinic, HSLC garage sale, San Jose UMC fish fry, two benefits for Lyndie Jones, Mount Pulaski pickup dates for landscape waste

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[March 20, 2014]  Logan County Herb Guild meeting for March

The Logan County Herb Guild will meet on Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 2320 N. Kickapoo in Lincoln. The speaker will be Molly Gleason on the Illinois Stewardship Alliance.

"Herb of the Month" will be presented by Ellen Dobihal and Lisa Kuhlman, and Gena Monical Ruhl will be hosting.


Hartsburg-Emden FFA to host Hunter Safety Clinic

HARTSBURG — The Hartsburg-Emden FFA is hosting a Hunter Safety Clinic on April 4 and 5 at the Hartsburg American Legion building. Participants must attend both sessions. The clinic starts at 6 p.m. April 4, and the April 5 session begins at 9 a.m.

For more information, contact Betsy Pech at 217-642-5244.

HSLC seeks donations for annual garage sale

The Humane Society of Logan County will have its fundraising garage sale this year on June 13, 14 and 15, in conjunction with the Logan County Route 66 Garage Sale. The Humane Society's sale will again be at the Logan County Fairgrounds.

A wide variety of items will be available, including home décor, books, toys, furniture, sporting goods, clothing, shoes, belts, purses and much more. Food will also be available.

Spring cleaning time? Make extra space at home and help Logan County animals too.

Donations of clean, gently used items may be dropped off each Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning May 7. Please enter through south gate. Electronics cannot be accepted.

San Jose UMC fish fry slated for March 21

SAN JOSE — The San Jose United Methodist Women and the men of the church are presenting their annual fish fry for missions on Friday, March 21. Serving will be from 4 till 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Whole catfish are fried on the premises during the event. Other items on the menu are hash brown casserole, coleslaw, baked beans, homemade desserts and drinks. Chicken strips are also on the menu for children or adults who do not eat fish.

Tickets will be sold in advance by members of the church or at the door. Guests may dine in or carry out for the same price. Tickets are $9 for adults, $4 for children age 4-12, and children under 4 years eat free with a paid adult.

Proceeds benefit children and youth ministries such as Vacation Bible School, camping scholarships and the Bible Zone after-school ministry and meal.

The San Jose United Methodist Church is at 601 S. First St. in San Jose, six blocks south of U.S. 136 at the corner of Linden and First. San Jose is about 15 miles directly south of Pekin on Towerline Road; or follow Illinois Route 29 to U.S. 136, then go east two miles to San Jose; or go about 10 miles west of Interstate 155 on U.S. 136.

For advance tickets or more information, call the church at 309-247-3232 or Jim Eeten at 309-247-3485.

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Two benefits in March for infant Lyndie Jones

At the end of this month, there will be two separate benefits to assist Lyndie Jones and her family.

On March 22, the second annual memorial Run for Annabelle will take place, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Mount Pulaski. This year the proceeds of that run will be given to the Jones family to assist with the medical expenses of their daughter.

On March 29, there will be a dinner benefit at the Lincoln Knights of Columbus Hall. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5. There will be a silent auction from 4:30 to 7, and live music will begin at 8.

Lyndie Jones is the daughter of Katie Alsup and Justin Jones of Mount Pulaski. She was born June 20, 2013 — 17 weeks premature. She weighed 1 pound, 5 ounces at birth and has been in the St. John's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit since birth. To date she has had three surgeries, including heart surgery, a tracheotomy and a feeding tube installation. When Lyndie does get to come home, she will require in-home nursing care.

The Run for Annabelle was first held to assist the family of Annabelle Phillips. Annabelle was born in November of 2012 and soon after diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. For Annabelle, there was no solution to her sickness and she died in January of 2013. The run was to assist her parents, Darin and Amy Phillips, with the expenses they incurred.

This year the Phillips couple asked that the Run for Annabelle continue as a means of paying forward the generosity that was shown them by the community. They are hopeful that the community will come out and support the family of Lyndie in the same loving way they did a year ago in memory of Annabelle.

City of Mount Pulaski announces pickup dates for landscape waste

MOUNT PULASKI — The city of Mount Pulaski has announced this year's schedule for landscape waste pickup. Pickup days will be as follows: April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1.

Click here for guidelines.

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