Woodford County news briefs


Advocate Eureka Hospital will offer a Heartsaver® CPR class in June. (Photo courtesy of Advocate Healthcare)


Country singer Gracin to perform next week at CPA

Michigan native and former Marine Josh Gracin will be performing on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St.

Tickets are general admission at cost $25.

Gracin ascended the country music charts in 2004 with “I Want to Live.”

The hits came in short order — the chart-topper “Nothin’ To Lose,” “Stay With Me (Brass Bed),” and “We Weren’t Crazy” all hit high on the Billboard charts.

Gracin found himself thrust into the national spotlight. Now, with the release of his new single, “Good for You,” he is back on country radio alongside his last digital release “Nothin’ Like Us.”

Learn more about Gracin, visit www.joshgracinofficial.com.

Tickets can be purchased online at artsblooming.org, by phone at 309-434-2777 or in person at the Ticket Office located at 600 N. East St.



Advocate Eureka’s CPR class teaches lifesaving skills

Advocate Eureka Hospital will offer a Heartsaver® CPR class Monday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the hospital, 101 S. Major St. in Eureka.

Accredited by the American Heart Association, this class covers how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for adults, children and infants; how to recognize the warning signs of a heart attack and stroke in adults; and breathing difficulties for children. Certification is valid for two years.

This class is not intended for health care professionals. A CPR certification card will be emailed after successful completion of the hands-on first aid skills and mannequin practice.

Class fee is $45, and registration is required. Visit www.advocatehealth.com to register.

City, police post reminder of property ordinance

The Eureka Police Department has been out enforcing the tall grass/weed ordinance. Per the City of Eureka ordinance (Section 42-79), weeds and grass may not exceed 8 inches (this includes dandelions).

If the officer sees anyone in violation of any City of Eureka Ordinances, the resident/business will receive a Crime Prevention Notice (also known as a CPN) for 10 days to comply with the violation.

On the 10th day, the officer will stop by the residence/business and check for compliance and if there is compliance, no further action will be taken.

However, if you have not complied, a City of Eureka Ordinance citation will be issued.

Not only is the city looking for tall grass/weeds violations, police also will be looking for vehicles that are inoperable or do not have valid registration on the vehicle (Section 42-144(7).

“We are looking for a buildup of junk, trash and debris that has stock-piled over the winter on the property (Section 42-144(1). That causes rodents and other unwanted furry creatures and we do not want them in our beautiful city,” the Police Department stated on its Facebook page.

Anyone who sees a violation in their neighborhood and want the city to address the problem. send a message or email to: eurekapd295@gmail.com. All messages and emails will remain anonymous


Canning safely class coming to Heartland

University of Illinois Extension is partnering with Heartland Community College to present: Yes! You CAN: Canning Safely for Sale.

This class will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 6 at Heartland Community College’s Normal Readiness Center (NRC) Room 1203/4, 1500 W. Raab Road, Normal.

Home canning can come with risks, but knowing the proper procedures will help make your product safe for sale.

This program will give you an overview of the permissible canned products in the Cottage Food law, steps to ensure these products are safe for sale, hands-on canning experience, resources, and recipes. The class is taught by University of Illinois Extension Nutrition & Wellness educator and registered dietitian Jenna Smith.

The cost to attend is $59 per person. Register by calling Heartland at 309-268-8160 or online at heartland.edu/ContinuingEd. For more information and for more programs like this one, contact Jenna at 309-663-8306 or email her at jesmith6@illinois.edu.


 Nominations taken for Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame

The Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF) is accepting nominations for the 2019 class of the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame.

Nominations for this year’s Illinois Conservation Foundation Hall of Fame must be submitted by June 30.

Since 2002, the ICF has recognized individuals who have records of exemplary service in and commitments to improving conservation efforts and outdoor recreation opportunities in Illinois.

Some inductees touched the lives of thousands of youth and adults by promoting fishing, hunting, conservation and safety education.

Others spearheaded efforts to preserve or enhance fish and wildlife habitat and protect and restore Illinois’ lakes and rivers. Some inductees are national and international leaders in conservation, or advocates for outdoor heritage traditions.

All have led by personal example and serve as role models for future generations of conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts.

Nominees selected will be inducted into the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame this fall at the annual Illinois Conservation Foundation Gala.

Nominations must be submitted on the official Hall of Fame Nomination form, which is available at this link:  https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/news/Documents/ICF-HOFNominationForm2019.pdf

Nominations must be submitted by June 30 to be considered. For more information, contact the Illinois Conservation Foundation, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271 or at 217-785-2003. Additional information also may be found online at www.ilcf.org.