Spring Regional Office of Education art show

More than 850 pieces of artwork are on display at LLCC-Jacksonville with artists that range in age from five to 18. Art teachers within the Regional Office of Education area have selected artwork created by students in prekindergarten through high school for display at LLCC-Jacksonville.

The winners of the art show were announced Friday.

2018 Spring Regional Office of Education Art Show participantsMayor Awards:  MacKenzie Kassing, St. Mary Elementary; Kallista Conway, Lincoln Elementary; Lucas May, Routt Catholic High School.

Regional Office of Education Awards: Braedyn Thomas, South; Wyatt Booth, Murrayville; Rachel Nelson, Triopia High School

Jacksonville Area Chamber Awards: Madelyn Werries, Triopia Elementary; Nikki Decker, St. Mary Elementary; Chaney Parker, Winchester High School

Lincoln Land Community College: Madison Fortado, Early Years; Willow Platt, North Elementary, Kaitland Gregory, Winchester High School.

People’s Choice: Jaycee Hunnicutt, Washington Elementary; Payton Smith, South Elementary.

LLCC-Taylorville invites public to 50th anniversary celebration April 29

LLCC-Taylorville invites the public to a free community event Saturday, April 29 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the college’s founding. The event is being held from 1-3 p.m. at LLCC-Taylorville, 800 S. Spresser and includes music, a theatrical performance, a special program, children’s activities and informational displays.

LLCC’s Stolen Moments Jazz Band will provide music through the past five decades. A short program begins at 1:15 p.m. with remarks by LLCC Trustee Wayne Rosenthal and LLCC President Charlotte Warren, Ph.D. In addition, City of Taylorville Mayor Greg Brotherton will present a proclamation from the city and announce a street name change from Lee Norse Drive to Lincoln Land Way. At 1:30 p.m., the LLCC Theatre Club will give a short performance.

Children’s activities include Professor Longhair’s up-close magic, experiments by the LLCC Chemistry Club, an inflatable bounce house, barrel train, duck pond and chalk the walk. Children also will be able to explore a police car, fire truck and ambulance. Parents will have the opportunity to have their children fingerprinted by the Taylorville Police Department.

Students interested in attending LLCC can talk with representatives from various departments and programs including advising, financial aid, chemistry, construction, criminal justice, emergency medical services, theater, truck driver training and welding. Representatives from the Taylorville police and fire departments, Dunn’s Ambulance Service and Taylorville Memorial Hospital also will be on hand to provide information.

LLCC’s new book “50 FORWARD!” and other 50th items will be available for purchase at the event and refreshments will be served.

In the news

Scott Stallman, Ph.D., AVP, LLCC outreach, and Tisha Miller, enrollment operations, were interviewed April 5 for an upcoming story in the Breeze-Courier newspaper regarding LLCC-Taylorville’s 50th anniversary celebration and the college’s overall observance.

LLCC-Litchfield co-sponsors Live Line event

An electrical safety program titled “Live Line” was held in the Charles M. Long Auditorium at LLCC-Litchfield on Wednesday, March 22. Approximately 115 fourth graders from Litchfield and Mt. Olive elementary schools learned about electrical safety through a live display provided by Ameren.  The event was sponsored by LLCC-Litchfield, University of Illinois Extension, Rural Electric, MJM Electric and Ameren.