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Community Health Needs Assessment...

OSF Saint Luke Medical Center is now offering the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment Survey to residents of Henry County.

 

This survey helps us to plan and prioritize ways to address the unique health needs of the communities we serve.

 

We ask consumers to participate in the Community Health Needs Assessment so that we can identify the most pressing health needs facing individuals and families.

 

By participating in the Community Health Needs Assessment, consumers and community agencies can help OSF Saint Luke to improve the overall health of the communities we serve.

 

What is a Community Health Needs Assessment? As part of the new requirements for not-for-profit hospitals, every facility is required to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years and put together a plan to meet the community needs that the assessment identifies.

 

Every community has different health care needs, including diabetes management, obesity and weight loss management, chronic illness, substance abuse, sexual health, and more. That's why our assessment team pulls together a broad set of health care consumers from each service area to help us identify the health needs of each individual community.

 

Click here NOW to help your community by participating in the survey!

A Chautauqua and a Sweet Annie Autumn in Bishop Hill...

On the last weekend of August, Bishop Hill will be having the 3rd annual Bishop Hill Chautauqua and Sweet Annie Primitives Autumn Open House. If you enjoy history and fall shopping, then Bishop Hill will be the place to be.Cloyd As Drummer Boy

 

Celebrate the life of Abraham LincolnKlein as Lincoln and the end of the Civil War at the Bishop Hill Chautauqua on Saturday and Sunday, August 29 & 30, 2015. In its third year, the Chautauqua is adding a second day and also adding a Saturday morning workshop called Stepping into Character for teachers, actors, students and home-schoolers.

 

Veteran Chautauqua performer Brian "Fox" Ellis will teach workshop participants how to research and write first person monologues. Plus there will be a special youth component with students from Geneseo and Williamsfield performing on the main stage Sunday afternoon.

 

This year the community is invited to meet Abraham Lincoln and his friends. With a theme of "Lincoln and The Civil War," you are invited to meet Lincoln, his boyhood friend Austin Gollaher, Lincoln’s law partner William Hendon, Elizabeth Keckley a Freed Woman and First Ladies' Confidant, and JamesHarris as Keckley Monroe, the Drummer Boy of Shiloh.

 

All programs will be held at the village park gazebo in Bishop Hill, IL. Folks are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

Ellis as Herndon

This free event is sponsored by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association, Illinois Humanities, The Illinois Arts Council, private donations, and The Twinflower Inn Bed and Breakfast. For more information, call 309 927-3899, visit www.bishophillheritage.org or email bhha@mymctc.net .

 

Sweet Annie Primitives Fall Open House will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday August 29th. Located at 106 South Bishop Hill Street, Sweet Annie's specialize in early cupboards, tables, crock, jugs, quilts, textiles, soaps, candles, and one of a kind handmade autumn objects. For more details, call 309-927-3072 or go to www.sweetannieprimitives.net .

 

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American Legion Sponsors Community Breakfast...

The Galva American Legion will be holding a community breakfast at the Galva Legion Building located at 45 Wallace Street on 9 August, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

 

They will be serving all you can eat pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy, coffee, milk and orange juice.

 

Pop and bottled water are available for an extra charge.

 

A donation of $6.00 is appreciated.

Murray Remembers Rich Falk...City Participates in Falk Fundraiser...

Like the rest of Galva, Jordan Murray is a Rich Falk fan and has tracked the gentleman-athlete's exploits since watching him practice basketball in Wiley Park. The following is from a draft of a forthcoming brochure about Galva's superstar as envisioned by our artist emeritus, Jordan Murray, and which will accompany the release of his tribute maquette of Mr. Falk. The maquette, which awaits finishing touches by the master and a fundraising to complete, is the fourth in a line of bronze tributes which Murray calls his "Heroes of Galva" series:

 

"Born to Don and Charlotte Falk of Bishop Hill, Rich was an honor student and was constantly practicing basketball. I remember his practicing basketball in Wily Park while he was a junior at Galva High and I was only in the 6th grade at Lincoln. He was remarkable as he was a star not only in basketball but as a quarterback in football and as an athlete in track. He was named to the second string western Illinois all-conference football team. Nonetheless, his shining glory was in basketball."

 

Murray continues: "Even in his sophomore year he scored 421 points, scored 637 points as a junior but in his senior year in 1959-60, he put up 833 points in 28 games for an average of 29.7 points per game. A remarkable feat as there wasn't a 3-point shot back then!"

 

Jordan works on Falk

 

Murray's clay study of Falk stands about 22" high and is to be cast in bronze with a 1/4" wall. When finished, the tribute will weigh about 40 pounds. Murray notes that Rich Falk was much admired for his six foot muscular frame and while in Galva sported a widows-peak hair line and flat top hair style that did nothing but add to his signature clean-cut image. Naturally, Murray's tribute will have Falk sporting his Galva basketball jersey, and when finished, the bronze will be supported by a hand-crafted custom base.

 

Murray and Falk

 

Murray anticipates that he will need about $5,000 dollars to finish the piece with the bulk of those funds going to the bronze and casting; and the City of Galva is proud to act as the agent for the requisite funds. Help us pay tribute to this hero of Galva and bring your donations by City Hall or drop them in the mail to us with a note that the money is to be used only for the Rich Falk tribute.

 

Jordan Murray in his studio

Murray in his studio

 

 

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Galva City Administration Building

P. O. 171

311 N.W. 4th Avenue, Suite B

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 2555 phone

(309) 932 - 3306 fax

Hours of Operation:

M,T,W,Th, F 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Galva Police Department

P. O. Box 1

210 Front Street

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 3720 phone (NOT FOR EMERGENCIES!)

911 (emergency number only)

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Galva Fire Department

210 Front Street

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 2114 phone (NOT FOR EMERGENCIES!)

911 (emergency number only)

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City of Galva Freedom of Information Act Requests

 

In accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the City of Galva provides access to public records. To request public records, please call City Clerk Debbie VanWassenhove or simply mail or fax your request to the City Clerk using the contact information that follows:

 

Debbie VanWassenhove

City Clerk, City of Galva

311 N.W. 4th Avenue

P. O. Box 171

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 2555 phone

(309) 932 - 3306 fax

 

E.S.D.A.

210 Front Street

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 2890 (NOT FOR EMERGENCIES!)

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Galva Street Department

Maintenance Yard

949 S. E. 2nd Street

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 3624 or for after hours emergencies (309) 932 - 3900

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Galva Water & Sewer

949 S. E. 2nd Street

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 2555 or for after hours emergencies (309) 932 - 3900

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Galva Freedom Fest Committee

311 N. W. 4th Avenue

P. O. Box 171

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 2555

teresa@galvafreedomfest.org

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