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Postings for October 08, 2012 Full Month View
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  All Day Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War   The deadliest weapon of the Civil War was one that nobody could see, killing two soldiers for every one felled by gunfire. The extraordinary casualties caused by that invisible killer, disease; the conventional weapons used to create slaughter on an unprecedented scale; horrific injuries suffered on the battlefield; and the heroic efforts of medical personnel to treat soldiers on both sides are described in detail in “To Kill and to Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War,” a new exhibit runs through 2013 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. To Kill and to Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War” opens about a month after the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, the first Civil War battle with massive casualties on a scale that indicated what the remaining years of the war would bring. Glenna Schroeder-Lein is the curator, and she worked closely with an exhibits team consisting of John Malinak, Michael Casey, Carla Smith, Katie Grant, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, staff from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, and numerous community groups, institutions, and individuals to create the exhibit. The experiences of actual soldiers are prevalent throughout the exhibit, including quotes and photographs, lending a human touch to the horror of war. Some of the images come from original medical files and graphically depict the effects of deadly weapons and even deadlier germs on the bodies of Union and Confederate soldiers. Paid admission to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum is required to view the exhibit. Admission prices are $12 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, and $6 for children. A special admission rate of $5 is available to those who want to visit only the new exhibit. For more information, visit www.presidentlincoln.org.
 
  All Day Med Students Hold Fundraisers for Mission Trips   Medical students at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine have organized three fundraising events this fall in collaboration with Springfield restaurants and shops. Proceeds from the events will be used to support a medical mission trip to Panama in 2013, where the students will help provide basic health care to local citizens. Monday, October 8, Cold Stone Creamery, 124 S. 6th Street, will donate 10 percent of the day’s sales to the SIU Medical Mission Trip. During the months of October and November, Chili’s Bar and Grill, 2891 S. Veterans Pkwy., will donate 10 percent of meal proceeds (dine-in or to-go) to the SIU mission work when diners bring in the restaurant’s Pepper Partner Program voucher. The week long mission trip will include visits to various villages in Panama in April 2013. Students, faculty and community members will set up and operate medical clinics and provide free health care. The funds raised will help pay for the medications and supplies needed to treat these under-served areas in Panama. The trip is sponsored by SIU’s Interdisciplinary Network for Outreach, a student interest group that facilitates members’ service in both global and local communities through health-related outreach projects. SIU School of Medicine’s mission is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, service, research, and community service. For more information, call SIU’s Call Center, 217-545-8000. Its website is www.siumed.edu.
 
  All Day KDO Announces Debut of Gourmet Cookbook   The King’s Daughters Organization (KDO) will debut their new “Dining with the Daughters” gourmet cookbook in September, just in time for the holiday season. This 250 page beautiful hardback book contains 400 fully tested and treasured recipes from members and friends of the KDO. Recipes from more than 20 local celebrity chefs and restaurants appear in the book. Throughout the cookbook, historic photos and stories from the Land of Lincoln are featured. The cookbooks will make ideal holiday or hostess gifts or gifts for any occasion. Wine suggestions, provided by the Corkscrew Wine Emporium, are paired with the majority of the entrees. Some of the recipes from local restaurants and eateries include: Augie’s Front Burner, Café Moxo, Illini Country Club, Maldaner’s, Sebastians, American Harvest, The Feedstore, D’Arcy’s Pint, Sangamo Club, Island Bay Yacht Club, Julianne Glatz, Carol Jean Fraase, LLCC’s Culinary Institute, Incredibly Delicious and many more. Dining with the Daughters will be available for purchase on September 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Ace Hardware parking lot, 1600 West Wabash, Springfield. This is the 1st day cookbooks will be available and at this site, directly from the truck. Complimentary taste testing of various food items will be available. The public is invited to purchase cookbooks at that time and KDO members can pick up their pre-ordered books.The cookbook retails for $29.95 plus tax and can also be purchased starting this same day from the following stores: The Wardrobe, Homescapes, Pease’s Candy Shops, The Corkscrew Wine Emporium, Tinsley Dry Goods and Flora Scape. There is an order form also available on line at www.kdospringfield.org. All proceeds from the cookbook sales will be directed to the KDO, who has provided support to our elderly citizens for more than 100 years. Each year, the King’s Daughters Organization awards thousands of dollars to local not-for-profit organizations who serve the elderly in a variety of ways. Since 2006, KDO has awarded $470,000 to 22 local nonprofit organizations.The King’s Daughters Organization is a not-for-profit organization. Its membership is comprised of a multi-generational group of women who are committed to volunteering their time and talents in support of its mission. For more information or to purchase a book, please contact Cathy Schwartz at 217-836-1137 or cschwartz@rwtroxell.com.
 
  All Day PUBLIC INVITED TO VOTE IN POSTER CONTEST   The Springfield Noon Lions Club invites the public to help select the local winner of the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest. The posters created by sixth graders from Franklin Middle School will be on display October 4th through 11th at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St. Members of the public are encouraged to view the posters and vote for their favorite. A $100 fi rst prize, a $50 second prize, and a $25 third prize will be awarded. The first place winner will also advance in the competition.
 
  4:00PM 9:00PM Ursuline Academy 155th Anniversary Celebration   Knights of Columbus #4175, 2801 West Street, Srongfield 4-9pm October 14 Ursuline Alumni Mass Church of the Little Flower 800 Stevenson Dr. Springfield
 
  4:00PM 7:00PM SIU Cancer Institute to Offer “Mammogram Mondays   Women who do not have health insurance will have the opportunity to receive a free screening mammogram from 4 - 7 p.m. on Mondays in October at the Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 315 W. Carpenter St., Springfield. These screenings are being made possible through a partnership with Memorial Medical Center. Educational materials, information on general breast health and how to perform breast self-exams will be available. Light refreshments will also be provided. Appointments are required for the free screening and can be made by calling 217-545-7296. Limited space is available, so no walk-ins will be accepted. The National Cancer Institute recommends that women age 40 or older have screening mammograms every one to two years. Screening mammograms are for patients who do not have symptoms or who have not detected any abnormalities. The mission of the Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU is to serve the people of central and southern Illinois by addressing their present and future cancer needs through education, research, patient care and community service. Its website is www.siumed.edu/cancer.
 
  8:00AM 12:00PM Halloween Hustle   Halloween Hustle to benefit Helping Hands of Springfield is Saturday October 27th at Lincoln Park in Springfield. Registration starts at 8am at brick shelter #7 on the west side of the park. The 5K starts at 10 am. Register is $25 for adults and $10for kids 10 and under. Register on line at www.helpinghandsofspringfield.org
 
  10:00AM 4:00PM Fall Family Festival   Fall Family Festival at Prairie Village Healthcare from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 25 cent BINGO, Live Music, Willies BBQ, Cotton Candy, Games for the kids, Inflatable’s for the kids, face painting, cake walk and vendor fair. Call 217.245.5175 for more information.

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