he John A. Logan board of trustees approved a lease agreement with Southern Illinois University Head Start, pending legal review, to expand services at the college, and to terminate employment of five preschool staff and the director effective June 30, following approval of the lease agreement by SIUC.
SIUC Head Start currently operates one classroom at the Logan Pre-School. On July 1, it will assume tenancy of the entire existing preschool space.
Head Start, using funding from the Administration of Children and Family Services, will operate two classrooms of prekindergarten, serving 37 low-income children. Head Start will also provide transportation to and from school and will have a 28-passenger school bus on site.
SIU Head Start will fill the third available space with toddlers and two-year-olds when expansion funds become available in the upcoming year.
The college will lease the space to SIU Head Start and charge a monthly rate based on occupancy. The rate will be based upon a $19,000 annual lease cost. As part of the lease, the college will provide electricity, water and janitorial services. SIU Head Start will apply for its own DCFS license and hire its own employees to staff the center.
"Though the college will no longer be responsible for the operation of the preschool, services to those that need it the most will continue," said Vice President of Business Services and College Facilities Brad McCormick. "In addition, Head Start has agreed to continue to allow Logan's Early Childhood Program students to have lab assignments in the center."
But this change includes the termination of all staff presently employed in the preschool and current Head Start classrooms, which includes five union staff members and one nonteaching professional staff member.
According to the John A. Logan website, those employees include Susan Arnould, Tracie Griffith, Robin Humphries, Michelle Maas, Heather Marks and Director Lindsey Yordy. The change also affects substitute teachers employed at the day care center, including Cynthia Bartelsmeyer, Therese Cain, Sue Corbell and Cheryl McCann, and Culinary Specialist Colleen Price.
Trustee Glenn Poshard asked if the college would be providing information to people losing services because of this change and help for the people losing jobs.
House answered that the college would be working with the union and that he believes that most, if not all of the employees affected would be able to return to work at the college.
"We won't have a day care program anymore," McCormick said.
The center currently offers child care and preschool services for children ages 15 months through 6 years, available for students, faculty, staff and the public.
"We will have 18 spots open for lower-income individuals, and that's in addition to 19 spots that SIU has now," McCormick said.
By transitioning to a full Head Start program, the college stands to save at least $150,000 per year.
We will lose about $134,000 in the changeover," said McCormick. "But when we ran the preschool ourselves, we had substantial losses."
President Ron House said that it "makes good sense to cut our losses in the best interests of the institution."
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Contact: Amy Dion, Brand Manager, Neighborhood Co-op Grocery, (618) 529-3533, amy@Neighborhood.Coop; Francis Murphy, General Manager, Neighborhood Co-op Grocery, (618) 529-3533, francis@Neighborhood.Coop
Funds Raised to Support Good Samaritan House in Carbondale
Carbondale, Ill. – Mark your calendars for the 2019 Neighborhood Co-op Grocery Feed Your Neighbor 5K Run/Walk! The event will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 beginning at 6pm at Turley Park, located on the corner of West Main and Glenview in Carbondale. The race will be professionally timed by River to River Runners and is a certified course.
All proceeds will support Good Samaritan House of Carbondale, which provides a food pantry, soup kitchen, emergency shelter, transitional housing, and emergency assistance to the area’s most vulnerable citizens. Participants are also asked to bring non-perishable food items on race day, especially canned goods, which will be donated to Good Samaritan House.
“Funds raised from this year’s race are especially important to Good Samaritan House right now because their food supply is low and additional grant monies the organization usually receives won’t be available for another six months,” said Amy Dion, Brand Manager for theNeighborhood Co-op Grocery. “We encourage runners and walkers of all ages to join us for a fun evening sharing a healthy activity together while helping to raise much-needed funds for a local organization dedicated to helping people in need.”
Good Samaritan House has served 31,406 meals over the past year, which includes 5,295 families, 5,363 children, and 15,587 individuals.
Participants may sign up in person at the Neighborhood Co-op Grocery, 1815 West Main in Carbondale, online at www.neighborhood.coop, or at the event. On-site registration begins at 4pm on race day. If registered by April 19, all runners and walkers will receive a race t-shirt in their size and a swag bag. Additional activities will include live music, raffles, free massages from JALC Massage Therapy students, food, and beverages. Winners of each age group will be presented with Co-op made bread. Top male and female runners will be awarded a grand prize. Prize drawings after the race also will be held.
Major sponsors include the Daily Egyptian, the Southern Illinoisan, Southern Illinois Healthcare, Silkworm, Inc., RASSIK Complete Recovery Inc., and River Radio, with additional support provided by corporate sponsors AES Solar, First Southern Bank, Budslick Management Co., andHeartland Regional Medical Center. Contributing sponsors include the Carbondale Park District, the City of Carbondale, Arthur Agency,Banterra Bank, Intuitive Massage and Bodywork, J Fortune Photography, J & L Robinson Construction, Pediatrics Group LLC, and the Kiwanis Clubs of Carbondale and Murphysboro.
For more information about the race, contact Amy Dion at (618) 529-3533, amy@Neighborhood.Coop. Watch for updates online atwww.facebook.com/carbondalecoop.
About the Neighborhood Co-Op Grocery
The mission of the Neighborhood Co-op Grocery is to serve the needs of owners and patrons by providing wholesome foods economically in the cooperative tradition, in ways that best promote the health of the individual, the community, and the earth. Learn more atwww.neighborhood.coop.
The HUB in Marion is once again offering families a fun way for school age kids to spend the Summer. The HUBs Summer camp will begin May 28th and end on August 13th
Each week's activities will center around a theme of the week. (spirit week, Disney week, Inventor's week, Nickelodeon week are just a few). Activities include: Swimming, sports, playing outside, trips to the library, arts and crafts, STEM projects and so much more! Drop off times are between 7:30 am- 9:00 am and pick up time is between 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm.
Children must be age 5 and entering Kindergarten by May 28th and no older than age 13. Weekly cost is $110 per week for members($35 per day) and $160 per week for non members. ( $45 per day). There is a $25 registration fee per child. The registration deadline is the Friday before each week unless camp is full*
*IMPORTANT NOTE: All camps fill up EARLY and are on a first come, first serve basis. If you do NOT register/pay as soon as possible, the camp may be full and we will be unable to accept your child. No exceptions.
PRIL 1 – APRIL 30 SPECIAL: Purchase 5 Full Weeks* of Camp & get the 6th Week FREE!!
Specials cannot be combined with any other discount. *Discount only applies to week purchases, not days.
PARENT ORIENTATION MEETING: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 17
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Megan Wollard, Youth Coordinator
email@example.com (618) 997-2HUB ext. 1517
Prevent Child Abuse America Encourages ‘Do More of What You Love’ to Help Families Thrive this April, Child Abuse Prevention Month
Chicago--Prevent Child Abuse America encourages people across the country to participate in this year’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month by sharing their talents and time to help create better, brighter futures for children and families.
“Raising a child can be challenging, so it’s important that parents and caregivers get the assistance they need to do the job well,” explained Prevent Child Abuse America President and CEO Dan Duffy. “We want people to understand that by taking small steps and doing the things they love—cooking, making art or music, reading, playing sports, or interacting with pets—they can help families and their community thrive.”
In a national survey, 94% of parents said they needed help of some kind; 86% said they would be grateful for services, childcare or other support. However, in a separate study, fewer than 20% of parents said they would actually seek help.
Suggestions from Prevent Child Abuse America to make a difference in a child’s life and help support parents while doing what you love include:
About Prevent Child Abuse America
Founded in 1972, Prevent Child Abuse America is a national organization with chapters in 48 states and nearly 600 Healthy Families America home visitation sites throughout the country. It promotes services that improve child well-being and develops programs that help to prevent all types of abuse and neglect. Ninety-four cents of every dollar spent goes directly into programs and services, which is why it is rated as one of the top charities for children by Consumer Reports and charity oversight organizations, including Charity Navigator, GreatNonprofits, and GuideStar.
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Finding something to do with your kids during Spring Break can be a challenge for many parents. Some families need a place for their children to be while they are working while other parents look for activities to help create a "staycation" making the week more enjoyable for all. Great news! The HUB in Marion is sponsoring a Spring Break Camp, a great option for families. Registration is required and spots can fill up quickly. Don't wait to make plans for your child's Spring Break- it;s just around the corner.
Registration Deadline is March 6th.
Camp will be held from March 11th through March 15th. Drop off time is from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and pickup time is from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The camp serves children from Kindergarten to 13 years of age. Cost per day is $25 for members (Hubbers) and $35 per day for non members.
ACTIVITIES at the camp include: Swimming, sports, crafts, nerf war, obstacle course and life size Pac-Man game! You may bring your own nerf guns but please label everything. We are not responsible for items that might get lost or broken during camp.
Parents will be asked to pack their child's lunch, snacks, waterbottle, at least two drinks, tennis shoes, swim attire and towel. NO TOYS OR ELECTRONICS FROM HOME. Daily themes for this year's camp include:
WEDNESDAY: Mario Brothers
For more information contact the HUB at (618) 997-2482
Frostbite is, literally, frozen body tissue — usually the skin, but sometimes deeper tissue. It must be managed carefully to prevent permanent tissue damage.
The varying degrees of frostbite are based on how deep the tissue injury goes. Mild cases affect a superficial area of the skin, while the most severe cases can go all the way down to the muscle and bone. The areas most prone to frostbite are the head, face, ears, hands, and feet.
Kids are at greater risk for frostbite than adults, both because they lose heat from their skin more rapidly and because they're often reluctant to leave their winter fun to go inside and warm up.
Frostbite needs medical attention from a health care provider. It also can be associated with hypothermia, a serious medical condition that requires emergency medical care.
FrostnipFrostnip is a milder form of injury. It usually affects areas of skin exposed to the cold, such as the cheeks, nose, ears, fingers, and toes, leaving them red and numb or tingly.
Frostnip can be treated at home and gets better with rewarming.
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Basketball registration is now open exclusively online, less than 2 weeks left!!!!
Please spread the word. As always we are in need of volunteers to coach! Registration ends Dec 14. This is a final deadline because the draft is scheduled for Dec 20 so there will not be time to continue extra sign ups.
K-8th grade divisions are eligible.
The divisions are separated as follows:
1st and 2nd grade boys basketball
1st and 2nd grade girls basketball
3rd grade boys basketball
3rd and 4th grade girls basketball
4th and 5th grade boys basketball
5th-8th grade girls basketball
6-8th grade boys basketball.
Please choose the corresponding league to your child’s grade, thanks so much!!
Cost is $45 per child; $75 per family
Draft for coaches is Dec 20.
Practices start January 3, 2019.
Games are on Saturdays only, and will run from January 19, 2019- March 2, 2019.
Please register at www.tricathletics.com
HARRISBURG, Ill. (Nov. 14, 2018) - Narnia is coming to Southeastern Illinois College Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. The musical will be directed by Gareth York in the George T. Dennis Visual & Performing Arts Center Theatre.
Based on the classic C.S. Lewis Novel The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Narnia starts with Peter (Jordan Richey of Benton), Susan (Kady Lampley of Benton), Lucy (Paige Clore of Norris City), and Edmund (Carter Reed of Harrisburg), as the war has forced them to be sent to the safety of Marbleton Manor. The children find nothing to do but explore, and this leads them to a rather interesting wardrobe. As the children are transported through the wardrobe, they find themselves in Narnia, where the White Witch (Joli Murphy of Springerton) always keeps it winter but never Christmas. That is until Aslan (Braden Cummins of Carrier Mills) comes to fight the White Witch so spring can come once again.
Additional lead roles include Alex McRoy of Harrisburg as Mr. Beaver, Meredith Wolf of Harrisburg as Mrs. Beaver, John Suh of Ziegler as Father Christmas and Billy Lewis of Carrier Mills as Mr. Tumnus.
“I am pleased to be directing the musical Narnia at Southeastern Illinois College,” said York. “I have really enjoyed the experience of working with this cast while watching them bring this fantasy land to life. This musical will bring out the inner child in all of us. Come climb through the wardrobe and join us in the wonderful land of Narnia.”
The show’s stage manager is Aaron McRoy and music director is Cory Garmane. Costumes will be designed by Janet Hart and Gareth York, and lighting designer for the show is Kyle Upchurch. John Hart of Hart’s Music in Harrisburg will provide sound equipment.
Reserved seating is $10 for adults and $8 for students, staff and seniors.
In addition to the show, on Friday, Nov. 30, a holiday dinner catered by BBQ Barn in Harrisburg will take place at 5:45 p.m. in the theatre lobby. The cost is $25 per person or $130 for a table of six, and includes tickets to see Narnia immediately following dinner that evening.Seating for the dinner is limited and must be reserved by Monday, Nov. 26. Money raised will benefit student scholarships and support.
Dinner includes berry salad, baked ham, roasted turkey with gravy, au gratin potatoes, green beans almandine, dinner rolls and choice of New York style cheesecake or chocolate delight.
There will also be silent auction items up for bid during the dinner and at intermission Friday night only. Silent auction items include barbecue lessons by Jimmy D. Ellis, massages, paint parties, inflatables gift certificate, Cubs autographed baseball, SIU basketball tickets, family photo session, winery suite overnight, home decor and much more.
The Friday night holiday dinner, silent auction and Narnia are sponsored by Visionary Sponsor, Banterra and Hope Sponsor, Wells Fargo.
Along with the musical, SIC is hosting its annual Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9-11 a.m. in the Harry L. Crisp Student Center Cafeteria. The cost is $5 per person (including adults) and will include a pancake breakfast, a picture with Santa, and lots of fun holiday activities for elementary-aged children. Upon registration for this event, tickets to Narnia can be purchased at a discounted rate of $5 for any showing. Registration is requested by Nov. 27 for Breakfast with Santa.
Reserve tickets for any of these events by calling 618-252-5400, ext. 2486 or 618-841-4649 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the military will be offering medical screenings to the public this June. All ages are welcome and there are no income or residency requirements. The screenings will take place in Southern Illinois.
These services include:
- Medical Screening and General Exams ONLY
- Dental Exams and Extractions ONLY
- Optometry Screenings and Glasses (Single vision, one pair only)
What: Free Health Care
Where: Harrisburg Middle School 31
When: June 18-27
Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Except 6/24: 8-1 p.m. and 6/27: 8-1 p.m.)
Parents living in the Zeigler Royalton School District whose children are entering Kindergarten in the fall should make an appointment to pre-register their child for the 2018-2019 school year. To register, children must be residents of the school district and must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018.
Parents need to bring your child with you to the screening along with the following items: the child's official birth certificate on file at the County Clerk's office in the county where the child was born (not the hospital copy), Social Security number, proof of residency (water bill, power bill, or something that shows a service to your address), immunization record and , if applicable, Medicaid number. Parents will receive a physical form, a proof of school dental examination form, and an eye examination form which are all required before entrance into Kindergarten. Children will not be allowed to start school until the physical and all immunizations are complete.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call 618-596-2121 ext. 1001.