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[JAN. 28, 2004]  The Oasis, Logan County's senior citizen center, 501 Pulaski St. in Lincoln, is open weekdays (except holidays) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center is also open on Friday and Sunday nights for table games. Dominic Dalpoas is the executive director. Activities are open to all Logan County senior citizens, regardless of membership.

Computer classes available

Call to reserve your place for either the Computer Basics class scheduled for Feb. 3-6 or the E-Mail/Internet class Feb. 24-27. Both classes run from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. each day. The fee is only $15 for members and $18 for nonmembers.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Call 732-6132 for an appointment as soon as you have received all pertinent 2003 income tax documents (Social Security statement, 1099s, etc.). Volunteers will be available on Mondays and Fridays to prepare simple returns.

Senior Health Assistance Program

Circuit Breaker appointments are now available on Mondays all day and on Friday mornings for people who need help to complete the renewal or new application forms for grant assistance with pharmaceutical drugs, property taxes and license plates. Call 732-6132 for an appointment.

The Oasis has forms available for the Illinois Rx Buying Club.

Tuesday lunch

Pick up your $3.50 lunch ticket by noon Monday, Feb. 2, for the 11:30 a.m. Tuesday lunch, featuring roast beef sandwich with gravy, potato chips and cole slaw.


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"Brown bag" appointments available

The pharmacist will be on-site from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 3 to review with you all prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs and herbal supplements you are taking.

Hearing screening

Appointments are available between 10 a.m. and noon Wednesday, Feb. 4, to have your hearing checked without charge. Call 732-6132 for an appointment.


Larry Van Bibber and Tom Garrison won weekend pool honors. During the week Helen Cart and Mable Hoagland were the lucky pinochle winners.


Friends of The Oasis members receive a bimonthly newsletter by mail. For more information, call 732-6132 or 732-5844.

[Oasis news release]

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