National FFA representatives visit Hoopeston Area

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Local group seeks members on anniversary of national DAR
The Barbara Standish Chapter of the Daughters of
the American Revolution is conducting a membership drive as part of a nationwide celebration to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the founding of
the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
All women who can document descent from a Revolutionary War Patriot are encouraged to consider the many
benefits of joining the vibrant service organization,
which has promoted historic preservation, education and
patriotism since its formation in 1890.
“Our chapter, which was organized in March of 1905,
carries out the important mission of the National Society
here on the local level,” said Chapter Regent Ruth
Neathery. “We are eager to welcome new members to
our chapter, and we have volunteers available to help
them research and complete their genealogy in order to
apply for membership.”
We invite women who are interested in membership to
visit and to contact the local chapter to
obtain more information. You may contact Ruth Neathery, Regent; Carol Hicks, Volunteer Genealogist Chr.;
Eileen Layden, Membership Chr. or any member of the
Expanded Social Security office hours to start in March
Social Security announces as a result of Congress’
approval of the fiscal year 2015 budget, the agency will
expand its hours nationwide and offices will be open to
the public for an additional hour on Mondays, Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Fridays, effective March 16.
A field office usually open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will
remain open until 4 p.m. Offices will continue to close
to the public at noon every Wednesday so employees
have time to complete current work and reduce backlogs.
“This expansion of office hours reaffirms our commitment to providing the people we serve the option of topnotch, face-to-face assistance in field offices even as we
work to expand online services for those who prefer that
flexibility,” said Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting CommisSee HOURS on other side
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Every day should be Valentine’s Day
Have a seat, take a break. Get a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate and join me for a few minutes. I cannot believe it is February. I’m still putting Christmas decorations away and writing 2014 on my checks.
You have to know how much I love Valentine’s Day, I should say Valentine’s month.
Yes, I love being loved. The cards, which I send all month, phone calls, flowers, maybe
dinners in or a date night out. OK, you know that being loved is really what matters most
in our lives.
Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is time to express how we care about our family and
friends. It can be a phone call, a 50 cent card mailed with love, cookies taken to a shut in,
maybe a rose or carnation to someone who is alone. It can be the smallest gesture that
the biggest difference in someone’s day.
We all have family, some close, some not, and friends that mean the world to us. I have a silly friend at church that
warms my heart every time I see her. We tease, we joke, and we laugh. The handmade Valentines crafted by my
children and grandchildren over the years still put a smile on my face every time I read them.
Each of us make a difference to everyone in our lives. I believe caring about those around us on a daily basis, not
just one or two days a year, will strengthen our relationships and make us better and happier people.
Every day should be Valentine’s Day. Tell your family, friends, co-workers that you care. Don’t wait. Don’t delay.
Do it today.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all my friends; that’s you! I hope.
HOFER - Ellen Marie (Allen) Hofer, 93, of Milford, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Heritage
Health, Hoopeston. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the
11 a.m. funeral Thursday at Our Savior Lutheran
Church, Milford. Those who attend are asked to wear
red in her honor. Burial will be in Maple Grove
Cemetery, Milford. Memorials are suggested to Our
Savior Lutheran Church radio ministry. Knapp Funeral
Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Fire Calls
Hoopeston Fire Department was called at 5:30 a.m.
and 5:52 a.m. Monday to the 1200 block of Daisy
Lane for an activated fire alarm. Both times, the
alarm was malfunctioning.
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sioner of Social Security. “The public expects and deserves world-class customer service and thanks to approved funding, I am pleased we will continue our tradition of exceptional service.”
In recent years, Social Security reduced public office
hours due to congressional budget cuts, growing backlogs and staffing losses. The agency began recovery in
fiscal year 2014 by replacing some field office staffing
losses and providing overtime support to process critical
work. With the commitment of resources in fiscal year
2015, the agency is able to restore some service hours to
the public.
Most Social Security business does not require a visit
to a local field office. Many services, including applying for retirement, disability and Medicare benefits, creating a my Social Security account, replacing a Medicare card, or reporting a change of address or telephone
number are conveniently available anytime at
Social Security also offers assistance via a toll-free
number, 1-800-772-1213 (voice) and 1-800-325-0778
(TTY). Representatives are available from 7 a.m. to 7
p.m., Monday thru Friday.
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Hoopeston American Legion now accepting application for a
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