The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

March 25, 2013

Community Briefs

Head Start sign-ups now


DANVILLE — The East Central Illinois Community Action Agency is accepting applications for Head Start — Birth to Five services for the 2013-2014 program year. Head Start is free to income-eligible families.

Applications will be taken from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the agency’s administration office, 56 N. Vermilion St., and at these other Head Start sites: Family and Community Development Center, 446-1800; Fair Oaks, 446-7739; and Roselawn, 442-2205.

CRIS hosts ‘Wake Up’

CRIS Healthy-Aging Center, 309 N. Franklin St., will sponsor a special “Wake Up to Good Health” at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Patrons can enjoy a full, nutritious cooked-to-order breakfast from 6:30-9:30 a.m. Price: $2.50. Attendees will get to meet with health care professionals from Provena United Samaritans Medical Center who will take blood pressures and help with questions on medications and nutrition.

For more information, call 443-2999.

Grotto to serve dinners

The Gao Grotto will serve meals from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday. Price: $6 per dinner.

Meal includes choice of hamburgers, chicken strips, beer-battered fish with fries, baked beans or coleslaw. Price: $6.

Café offers free meal

The Body and Soul Café will host a free meal from 6-7 p.m. today at Danville First Assembly of God, 428 N. Walnut St.

Doors open at 5:45. Enter on the west side of building through the gym.

Alumni move up meeting

The Lakeview nurses alumni meeting which was scheduled for April 8 has been changed to today. The meeting will be at noon at the Lakeview College of Nursing, 903 N. Logan Ave. All Lakeview graduates are invited.

The college will sponsor a luncheon, and a brief business meeting will follow. For more information, call 354-4630.

Civil War group meets

Tawne Hedges will be the featured speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the Ward Hill Lamon Civil War Roundtable. She will speak about cemetery stone restoration.

The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Danville Public Library. Members and the general public are invited to attend.

Drivers course slated for Wednesday

Secretary of State Jesse White and the Danville Public Library will offer a free Rules of the Road review course for all citizens in the Danville area from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the library, 319 N. Vermilion St.

Film for teens set for Thursday

Danville Public Library will show an after-school film for teens ages 12-18 Thursday. Children who are 12 years old will need a signed parental consent form to attend.

The library will show “Red Dawn” at 4 p.m. in the first floor meeting room of the library.

The movie focuses on a group of young people who defend their hometown from a North Korean invasion. Rating: PG-13.

Open house honors Eaton

An open house in Mary Eaton’s honor will be held 1-4 p.m. Thursday at Danville Township, 101 W. North St.

Eaton will retire as comptroller after 30 years at Danville Township.

Friends, relatives, current and former co-workers and elected officials are invited to stop in for punch, cake and coffee.

New art sessions to begin

Danville Art League, 320 N. Franklin St., will host a new session of children’s and adults’ classes beginning the week of April 1 through the week of May 15.

For children:

--Home school – 1-3 p.m. Mondays

--After school (first through fourth grade) – 4-5:30 p.m. Mondays

--After school (fifth through eighth grade – 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays

For these children’s classes, the cost is $50 for the first child and $25 for any additional children in a family. A $5 fee will be added for late registration.

For adults:

Basic Drawing – 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays

Basic Drawing price is $50, with a $5 fee for late registration.

For more information, call 442-9264.


Décor removal slated

All winter decorations at Woodlawn Cemetery will be removed beginning today. Those who wish to save any of their decorations should remove them before that date. No ground decorations should be placed until after May 1.

Only non-plant materials should be placed in the barrels by the well. The trash collectors will not pick up any trash that has plant materials mixed in. Also, patrons should stay on graveled drives when the ground is soft to avoid cutting ruts.

The cemetery has recently cleared the spot where the sextant house once stood and has surveyed it into lots for sale. Anyone interested in purchasing a lot in this area should call Linda Rosnett, 284-3480.

The cemetery is not tax-supported, so donations for upkeep are always greatly appreciated. Checks, payable to Woodlawn Cemetery, may be sent to Rosnett, 120 Wild Rose Ave., Indianola, IL 61850.


Agency hosts baby shower

The Community Action Program will host a community baby shower April 6 for all expectant parents living in Fountain and Warren counties. The shower will run from 9:30 a.m. EDT to 1:30 p.m. EDT at the Williamsport Christian Church.

The free event is open to parents of children up to 2 years old. Lunch will be provided, and childcare will be available.

The event also will include educational presentations and displays on a variety of topics such as lead poisoning prevention, Indiana Safe Sleep program, infant/child CPR, dangers of secondhand smoke, car seat safety, benefits of breastfeeding, nutrition and more. Door prizes and other items will be given away.

Registration is required by March 30. To register, call the Community Action Program at (765) 793-4881 or send an e-mail to This event is limited to 40 participants.