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Postings for October 15, 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 IT CAME FROM THE LIBRARY   IT CAME FROM THE LIBRARY”Teen Read Week Oct. 14-20at the Prairie Skies Public Library District. Ashland main starts Oct 15 Monday with a kick-off. On Oct 16: “MysticReading” at 3:30 p.m. byIMPS group.Wed. Oct 17 begins Mr. John’s School of Cosmetology & Nailsat 3:30Pm to answer all those scary Questions. Thursday brings Ghost stories of Central Illinois by Dana Quinnat 3pm. Friday is GRAND PRIZE DRAWING donated by Quaker Steak & Lube. Pleasant Plains Location has a kick-off on Oct 15 Tuesday Oct 16 brings “Mystic Reading” at 5P.M. Ghost presentationby CAPS’s Dave Roberts on Oct 17 Facial Artistry will bring “Special Effects make-up tolife” on Oct. 18. Friday is GRAND PRIZE DRAWING donated by Quaker Steak and Lube
 
  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


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