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Children at the Eureka Jacob’s Ladder Day Care, Noah’s Ark Day Care, and Head Start were visited by the “Cat in the Hat” to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday.  Nancy Aldridge from Eureka Greater Area Kiwanis played The Cat. (Photo courtesy of Nancy Aldridge)


Board approves some salary raises

Non-union Woodford County employees and the Veterans Assistance Commission superintendent will receive raises, based on recent action by the Woodford County Board.

Non-union employees whose salaries are set by the county board are getting 1.5 percent raises. Veterans Assistance Commission (VAC) Superintendent Ron Umdenstock’s salary was raised from $946 per month to $1,040, or about a 10 percent raise, after many months of discussion to determine if he should be treated differently from other employees.

Umdenstock maintained he is not an employee of the county, but of the VAC and that body has some say in his salary, according to the agreement between the VAC and the county board signed in 1983.

Tri County Fresh Food Hub will be using Advocate Eureka Hospital as a pick-up location for its seasonal produce sales.


Hospital will be site again for Fresh Food pick-ups

Advocate Eureka Hospital, 101 S. Major St., Eureka, will once again serve as a seasonal produce pick-up location for the Tri County Fresh Food Hub, as well as a stop for the Mobile Fresh Food Van when services begin again this spring.


The van will be at the hospital from 10-11 a.m. on Fridays. The start date for the season will be announced at a later time.


The Food Hub offers weekly or bi-weekly subscriptions for locally-grown fresh produce that are then delivered to pick-up locations such as Eureka Hospital from late May through late October. For those not wishing to subscribe, the Mobile Fresh Food Van will have produce available to purchase on-site, as would be sold at a farmer’s market. All of the produce comes from farms and gardens within a 60-mile radius, and any surplus crops not used for subscription orders or sold on the van are donated to area food pantries.

For more information about the Tri County Fresh Food Hub, or to order a subscription, visit gitm.csaware.com/store. For more information about Advocate Eureka Hospital, visit advocatehealth.com/eureka.

See a free movie during spring break

The Eureka Public Library District Central Library will show movies while youngsters are off of school for spring break. Movies will be shown free at 1 p.m. on March 20, 21 and 22. Movie-goers may bring a drink, snack and something to sit on. Children ages 3 through kindergarten must be accompanied by an adult. For titles, call the library, 202 S. Main St., Eureka, at (309) 467-2922.

Genealogy search guidance to be given at workshop

Get help in your genealogy search when the Eureka Public Library District Central Library, 202 S. Main St., Eureka, holds a workshop at 10 a.m. March 18.

Called Genealogy and the Internet, the free workshop will concentrate on the features of various websites that are used for genealogical research. Both paid sites (such as Ancestry.com) and free sites will be examined and described, as well as sites that contain military records, naturalization records, state censuses, and some that may have images of original documents.

Every day, more and more records are being placed on the internet, and this workshop will show participants how to find them. Registration must be completed by March 17. Call the library at (309) 467-2922.

Annual spaghetti dinner aids service organization

The annual Heartline and Heart House Bake Sale and Spaghetti Dinner April 6. Dinner will be served 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the Heart House Community Room, 300 Reagan Drive, Eureka. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Items in the bake sale are not included in the price. Donations to the bake sale are needed. Carry-out service will be available.

Call Blaine Troyer at (309) 467-6101 to volunteer baked goods or for more information.

The fundraiser helps to support one organization that offers two diverse services to assist area people in need. Heartline offers numerous forms of assistance to Woodford County residents. Heart House offers shelter services to women and children. 


–Woodford County News Briefs–