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Legion's 95th birthday, Logan County Herb Guild, Hartem FFA hunter clinic, HSLC garage sale, two benefits for Lyndie Jones, Mount Pulaski pickup dates for landscape waste

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[March 22, 2014]  American Legion Post 263 to celebrate 95th birthday Sunday

Members of American Legion Post 263, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 263 and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 263 are invited to attend the American Legion's 95th birthday party at the post home on Sunday, March 23, at 5 p.m. A catered meal is planned.

During the evening, Kathryn Nobbe, an eighth-grader at Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln, and Ryder Mills, a senior from Lincoln Community High School, will read their winning Americanism essays entitled "How Would I Improve Our Form of Government?"

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.

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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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