Garden club gears up for spring plant sales

Morgan County Garden Club will hold its February meeting at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Prairie Land Heritage Museum. Karen Sibert, dietitian at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital, will present the program on “Eating for a Healthy Heart.”

Anne McKean is scheduled to give the 5-Minute Talk. Refreshments will be served beginning at 1 p.m. by our hostess committee, including Joyce Ginder, Karen Nolan, Linda Settles and Deb Rust.

The nominations committee will propose a slate of new officers at the meeting.

The club has announced the dates of its spring plant sales, which will be in the Prairie Land Heritage Museum building from 4 to 6 p.m. April 25 and from 9 a.m. to noon May 20.

— Submitted by Martha Vache

Jacksonville Christian Women’s Connection

Jacksonville Christian Women’s Connection will have a luncheon meeting and program starting at noon Feb. 21 at Hamilton’s, 110 N. East St.

The title of the program is “Love Makes the World Go Round.”

The lunch is $12 and the venue is handicapped-accessible.

Musician and storyteller Mike Anderson will have a program.

Guest speaker Jennifer Smith of Jacksonville will speak on “Servant of Christ: The Ultimate Role.” Smith is a world traveler and missionary with time spent in 82 countries.

Reservations are required by Feb. 17 and can be made by calling Mary at 217-243-2322. 

The non-denominational Christian Women’s Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft.

— Submitted by Sonny Gaige

Jacksonville Rotary Club

President Lisa Kluge called the Jacksonville Rotary Club meeting to order at noon Feb. 3 at Hamilton’s. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited, followed by singing the first verse of “America.”

President Kluge thanked the Rotary volunteers, including greeters Karen Walker and Phyllis Lape; Jan Ryan and Lori Evans, 50-50; Keith Lape and Dave Fisher, sergeants-at-arms; Craig Albers, Recognitions; Stanley Wahl, Reflections; note

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