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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Trenton Sun Page 11 - Local LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Adoption of a Plan of Conversion to Convert Sugar Creek MHC Trenton, Illinois to a Capital Stock Corporation Notice is hereby given that on December 3, 2013 the Boards of Directors of Sugar Creek Financial Corp. (the "Company"), Sugar Creek MHC (the "MHC") and Tempo Bank, Trenton, Illinois (the "Bank"), unanimously adopted a proposed Plan of Conversion and Reorgani- zation pursuant to which the MHC will convert to stock form and reorganize into a stock holding com- pany structure by forming a new stock Maryland cor- poration that will own 100% of the common stock of the Bank. The new corporation will exchange shares of its common stock for outstand- ing common stock of the Company and will issue and offer for sale additional shares of its Common stock. The proposed Plan of Conversion and Reorgani- zation is subject to approval by (1) the Board of Gover- nors of the Federal Reserve System (the "Federal Reserve"). (2) at least a majority of the votes eligible to be cast by members of the MHC; and (3) the Com- pany's stockholders. Sept- ember 30, 2012 has been the eligibility record date for determining the account holders entitled to receive nontransferable rights to subscribe for the conversion stock. Prior to approval, members of the MHC will have an opportunity to file written comments, includ- ing objections and materials supporting such objections, with the Federal Reserve. Copies of the Plan of Conversion and Reorgani- zation are available for inspection by members of the MI4C at  the Bank's main office in Trenton, Illinois, and its other branch office. NOTICE City of Trenton vehicle license decals, dog and cat license tags for 2014 will be available for purchase at City Hall during office hours beginning December 2, 2013. Cars and trucks less than 1 ton are $10.00 per vehicle license decal. Residents over age 65 as of January 1, 2014 receive one decal per household at $5.00. Active military are exempt from payment for one vehicle per household. Licensed scooters and motorcycle license decals cost $15.00. Dog and cat license tags are $5.00 with proof of current rabies vac- cination. All licenses for golf carts expire on December 31. The cost to renew is $10.00 and the applicant must submit a full application with inspec- tion and insurance forms to obtain a 2014 permit. Residents sending pay- ment by mail or drop box must enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope along with payment. After February 18, 2014 a late fee is imposed. In response to the Sep- tember 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, many medical pro- fessionals and other citi- zens offered their skills to a community in need. This outpouring of compassion and service highlighted the need to provide a more or- ganized structure and ap- proach for using volunteers in an emergency. President George W. Bush issued a call in his State of the Union Address of January, 2002, for all Americans to "offer mean- ingful volunteer service in their communities, in whatever ways they could." As a result, the USA Free- dom Corps was launched to promote volunteerism both nationally and around the world. With the approval of Congress, Secretary of Health and Human Ser- vices, Tommy G. Thomp- son, began a demonstration project in the US Surgeon General's Office. The Medi- cal Reserve Corps (or MRC) was born as a specialized branch of the Department of Homeland Security. Since that time, today's MRC has grown to include over 200,000 volunteers participating in close to 1000 programs across the country. The MRC pro- vides, the structure neces- sary to deploy both medical and non-medical personnel in response to an emer- gency. The system identi- fies trained, credentialed personnel who are avail- able and who are ready to respond to specific, emer- gency needs. Keep in mind that the "medical" in Medi- cal Reserve Corps does not limit MRC units to medical professionals. Volunteers come from all "walks of life" and people without medi- cal training are essential to support response and relief efforts. The Clinton County Health Department is pleased to expand the MRC's outreach program to the citizens of Washington County. The South Central Illinois MRC's objective is to support the Health Depart- ment's mission to "provide servicesto protect the pub- lic's health and to enhance the quality of human life through health education, health promotion and pre- vention." To this end, volun- teers may be called upon to assist with prevention and outreach activities such as health fairs, bulletin-board displays, public speaking on health initiatives, and com- munity education on such topics as obesity/healthy eating, smoking cessa- tion, and alcohol/substance abuse etc. In addition, the SCI MRC works closely with Emergency Management to supplement existing emer- gency services to provide relief for disaster victims and provide emergency communication services. TON Other partners may include local hospitals, neighbor- ing health departments, or other organizations. Vol- unteers are trained in the Incident Command System, Emergency Preparedness, .CPR/First Aid, Crisis Com- munication, Psychological First Aid and other topics so that they are ready to as- sist whenever and wherever critical events overwhelm existing resources within a community. If making a difference and being able to help your neighbors in times of emer- gency is important to you, an introductory meeting to the Medical Reserve Corps is scheduled for Monday evening, January 13, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., at the Washington County Health Department. The public is invited so call (618) 327-3644 to reserve your spot now. To find out more about MRC volunteer opportunities locally, please call (618) 594-2723, ext. 6 ],.,_" Education Centers offer more than convenience By: Kellie Henegar Kaskaskia College Edu- cation Centers, located in Greenville, Salem, Nashville, and Trenton, and the branch campus in Vandalic, offer the convenience of KC class- es without the travel to the main campus, but they also offer a variety of services to both students and their com- munities. Built based upon Kaskaskia College's phi- losophy of "bringing educa- tion to the times and places convenient to the learner," the Education Centers were first opened in small spaces to gauge the demand for KC services in the communities. -Aer Soaring enrollments and increasing opportun i - ties to fill needs in the areas served by the Centers, KC has expanded upon their original plans, and to date have built or expanded new spaces for all but the Trenton and Nashville centers, with expansion projects underway for those facilities. In the past, students at the Education Centers and Chicken, Shrimp & Fish Fry Every Friday Evening Starting at 4:30 p.m. AVISTON LEGION HOME www.avistonlegion.com Phone 228-7311 CARRYOUTS AVAILABLE P/ease order chicken before 6:30 p.m. After February 28, 2014a : (.OK( OE'S city ordinance violation will : ............... ......................................................................................... be issued along with the late payment fee. NO MOTOR IN TANK CALL FOR QUOTE Aviston Concrete Products Aviston, IL .228-7702 the Vandalic campus were allowed to earn only half of the credit hours needed for a degree locally, and needed to travel to the main campus to finish their studies. But with an agreement ratified in 2012, all of the Centers can now offer full degree and certificate programs locally. In light of this development, KC has been moving forward by expanding its offerings at the Education centers and branch campus. They are able to do this in two innova- tive ways. While a good number of face to face classes take place at the Centers, no single ven- ue can offer every class that a student might nee4. KC has addressed this issue with the advent of Interactive TV (ITV) classes and online of- ferings. ITV classes use state of the art interactive video technology to allow students from all over the district to attend a single class that can originate from any Educa- tion Center or campus. Ev- ery Center and campus has at least one ITV classroom, which not only allows for in- terested students to attend classes without the need to travel; it also allows for class- es to be made viable through attendance by a few students at several locations. This has dramatically increased the number and variety of class- es offered off campus. Another burgeoning tech- nology aiding in this effort is online class offerings. While a small number of online class- es were offered in the past, the increase in students now able to access computers and the internet has allowed for a huge expansion of online classes. The online classes of- fered in the KC Class Sched- ule on the website show that in some programs, online classes are the norm, rather than the exception. This has proved to be a boon to stu- dents whose schedule does not allow them to attend reg- ular face to face class meet- ings. Kaskaskia College has also implemented an initia- tive called Weekend College. Geared mostly toward ca- reer and technical students, Weekend College classes meet on Friday evenings and on Saturdays to allow for working adults and others with rigid work schedules to also gain education to further their careers or to add on to their skill sets. This newest innovation has proved very popular and will continue to grow. In addition, each Center has an open computer lab which is free to use by any student or community mem- ber, offering not only access for online classes, but for any other computer needs a visitor may have. These com- puter labs have proven to be a very popular service, and have helped tremendously to cement positive relations between the College and the communities. when the expansion of the Trenton and Nashville Centers is complete, each Education Center will house several Small Business Incu- bators. These offices include internet and phone services, and are designed, through the Small Business Develop- ment Center (SBDC), to al- low for business startups to gain a foothold with very lit- tle overhead costs. These of- rices are available for a lease period of three years with a nominal fee, and have helped a number of startup com- panies to focus on growing their businesses. Kaskaskia College is committed to the economic development of the region, and its funding of the business incubator offices is an example of that commit- ment. Another service the Educa- tion Centers are providing to their communities is as serv- ing as a venue for business meetings and gatherings of civic and community groups. All but the Trenton and 4-H Federation features Gift Wrapping December The Clinton County 4-H Federation will offer free gift wrapping on Decem- ber 21, and 23, at the Car- lyle Wal Mart from 9 a.m. to noon both days. This is a great chance to get one of those holiday chores marked off your "to do" list. Donations for the gift wrapping service are ap- preciated and will be put back into the community for youth programs. For more information call Tonya at 618/526- 4551. KELLIE HENEGAR Nashville centers have con- ference rooms available, and a set of rooms that can serve as individual classrooms but can also be expanded, with retractable walls, to serve as a meeting place for larger groups. The expansion plans for Trenton and Nashville will also include these spac- es, which are modeled on the Lifelong Learning Center on the KC main campus. Aside from formal educa- tion, each Center also offers a variety of Community Edu- cation Classes. These credit and non-credit classes offer instruction in a wide variety of interests, from getting the most out of your ilone or iPad and digital camera, to genealogy, beekeeping, home canning, quilting, art, ba- sic computer use, and much more. As a service to the se- nior citizens of the district, Community Education class- es are offered for free or for a reduced fee for students aged 60 years and over. During the summer months, the Centers also offer fun and informa- tive activities for children vith the Kids in College at Kaskaskia, or KiCK classes. The bottom line for the staff of the Education Cen- ters and branch campus is customer service. From the directors to the maintenance staff, each employee is fo- cused on meeting the needs of the students and commu- nity members and creating a friendly, welcoming atmo- sphere. Feel free to visit your local Education Center or campus and see for yourself how KC's Education Cen- ters are a great asset to the students, communities, and people they serve. For more information, please contact the Educa- tion Center Directors: Jerri Davenport, Greenville Cen- ter at 618-664-9394 or 618- 545-3465; Ruth Barczewski, Nashville Center at 618-327- 9136 or 618-545-3485; Janice Eischens, Salem Center at 618-548-9001 or 618-545- 3425; Arlene Covington, Trenton Center at 618-224- 2666 or 618-545-3475; or Mary Schuhe, Vandalic Campus at 618:283:1780 or 618-545-3445. Kellie Henegar, KC Dean of Arts and Sciences Christmas at KC program The Kaskaskia College Music Department under the direction of Cliff Jour- dan and Sarah Graham, as well as Chef Robert Rhymes have teamed up to bring you an evening to re- member as you kick offyour holiday season with a jazzy southern flair at Christ- mas at Kaskaskia's. "Have A Blues Christmas" at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December, 6 and Saturday, December 7. For more information call Sarah Graham at 618- 545-3341, Cliff Jourdan at 618-545-3324, or email ticketsales@kaskaskia.edu. Highland Women's Connection The Highland Area Wom- en's Connection invites all ladies to "What's Cake Without Icing?" Brunch at Farmers Restaurant and Bakery on Tuesday, December 10, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Cathy Gilomen will share her expertise from her bakery, "It's a Piece of Cake", in St Jacob. Author and internet ra- dio producer, Lori Boruff, of Aledo, Illinois will walk through simple pleasures and memorable moments as she focuses on "Living Life Together". No membership is required. All area women are welcome. Off-site com- plimentary childcare avail- able with advance notice. Reservations are required for the brunch and child- care. For reservations please call Sharon at (618) 920-0008 or send an email to highlandwomensconnec- tion@gmail.com.