Watch for school children the start of the 2018-19 school year
Places to take Your Electronic Recyciling
FYI – Starting back on January 1, 2012, electronic devices are banned from landfills and cannot be disposed of with regular trash.
The Electronic Products and Recycling Act of Illinois provides for free drop off and disposal of electronics to all individual consumers at hundreds of locations across Illinois.
Some of the local establishments that will accept electronics include:
Best Buy – Champaign and Forsyth
Goodwill – Champaign and Normal
Staples – Champaign and Forsyth
Salvation Army – Decatur
Electronic devices covered under this Act include Computers, DVD players, electronic keyboards, fax machines, monitors, printers, video games and televisions, among other things.
Please check out www.epa.illinois.gov/waste-management/electronics-recycling for more information.
City of Farmer City
TRIAD Senior Academy
Outreach once again hosted the Triad Senior Academy on August 9, 16, and 23. Since this is written to be included in the utility bills, you still have a chance to attend the final day of the Academy. Subjects that day are Advantages of Planning your Funeral and Financial Frauds. Both of these topics are very beneficial to seniors and always answer lots of questions attendees have.
Also at each session you have a chance to win one of many door prizes given away and of course we also offer refreshments. There will be a special reward on the final day for attending the Academy.
Times for the Academy are 9:30 to 11:30 am. We hope to see you there. You do not have to pre-register, just show up ready to gain some valuable information and enjoy some refreshments.
Make it Take it – Book Folding
Outreach will be having a make-it-take-it day on Sept 8 at 9:00 am. This will be a fun time and participants will learn the art of book folding. What is book folding you ask? With book folding you fold pages of a book to make a 3-D picture. I am assured that it is not difficult so come join me and learn how to fold pages. These make great gifts and conversation pieces when people see them.
To reserve your spot call Sharon at 309-928-9400. You will need to bring a ruler with centimeter markings on it and of course a book. The book needs to be 22 centimeters tall (hardback works best) and have at least 300 pages. Oh, and you need a pencil. So, all you crafty and not so crafty people out there come join the fun.
I know it is early, but the early bird catches the worm they say. Basket Binga 2018 will be Oct. 13. This is a fundraiser for Outreach and enjoyed by all who participate. It is a fun filled afternoon so bring your family, friends, and neighbors. Lunch is provided by Two Reds BBQ of Mansfield. They offer some pretty awesome pulled pork, chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, and potato salad. Doors open at 11am for you to shop the vendors that are here to show off their wares and enjoy your lunch and visit as you get ready for some great Bingo. Winners receive Longaberger Baskets and we have some pretty awesome baskets this year so mark your calendar now so you won’t forget. More reminders and information will be in future newsletters.
Community Care Systems in Farmer City
Community Care Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that Diane Cusey will be adding another day in Farmer City. Besides being at Outreach on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, she will be adding the 2nd Monday of each month from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. She will be available to anyone at the Caregivers Support Group as well as others if they are in need of assistance. This service will start May 14th. Mark your calendar so y don’t forget and remember, we all need a little help sometimes and there is no shame in asking for it.
Sign up for the CodeRed Notification System
The City is using CodeRed, a community notification system to alert our citizens of emergencies and other important information going on in the City. This is a free service so be sure to sign up on line at
www.farmercityil.org (find icon in upper right), or come to City Hall and complete a form. Don’t miss out on any future weather alerts, boil orders, road closures or any other community alerts – register today! Questions, feel free to call City Hall at (309) 928-3412.”
If you haven’t tried the fresh fruit Outreach sells, you are definitely missing something. We offer oranges, grapefruit, pears, apples, mangos, along with beef jerky, (last year the elk bites were very popular) cheese spread, summer sausage, etc. Sales will start in Oct. and the product will arrive in early Dec. These make wonderful gifts for those hard to buy for people or your own family. I will have more info on this in coming newsletters so keep your eyes open also check out the message board at Outreach for info on this and other announcements.
We have several opportunities to exercise at Outreach for you to consider. One group is called FC Group Fitness. On Mon. evenings at 5pm is Strength and Cardio with Danielle Harden, instructor; Tue. at 7:30 pm is Circuit Training with Annie Bowns ; and Wed. at 7 (sometimes 7:20) is Beach Body Insanity live with Veronica Daughtery.
For more information on these you may contact Andrea Weedman on Facebook.
WE NEED MORE RIDERS
Get door to door shopping trips to Clinton. The bus will pick you up at your house drop off and pick you up from these areas: IGA; Save-A-Lot; Walmart or anywhere you want to shop in Clinton, you can go to more than one store per trip. They will bring you back to your house, and help you bring in your groceries. The cost is $5. You do not need to go and get to the bus, it will come to you. We need at least three riders to have a trip.
This bus is handicap accessible so if you are in a wheelchair you can ride. To sign up for rides or want more information call: 309-928-9400.
Next Council Meetings, Sept. 3,17 at 6 p.m.
Trash: 7, 13, 20, 27
Recycling: 7, 20
You can burn landscape waste every month BUT July and Aug., on Thur., Fri., and Sat. between 8a – 7p
Brush Clean Up:
Brush pick up will be the last Wednesday of the month. Call City Hall at 928-3412 to arrange pick up. Yard waste needs to be in biodegradable paper bags NO plastic. Piles larger than 6’x6’x8’ will have a fee for pick up.