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  All Day Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War   The deadliest weapon of the Civil War was one that nobody could see, killing two soldiers for every one felled by gunfire. The extraordinary casualties caused by that invisible killer, disease; the conventional weapons used to create slaughter on an unprecedented scale; horrific injuries suffered on the battlefield; and the heroic efforts of medical personnel to treat soldiers on both sides are described in detail in “To Kill and to Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War,” a new exhibit runs through 2013 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. To Kill and to Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War” opens about a month after the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, the first Civil War battle with massive casualties on a scale that indicated what the remaining years of the war would bring. Glenna Schroeder-Lein is the curator, and she worked closely with an exhibits team consisting of John Malinak, Michael Casey, Carla Smith, Katie Grant, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, staff from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, and numerous community groups, institutions, and individuals to create the exhibit. The experiences of actual soldiers are prevalent throughout the exhibit, including quotes and photographs, lending a human touch to the horror of war. Some of the images come from original medical files and graphically depict the effects of deadly weapons and even deadlier germs on the bodies of Union and Confederate soldiers. Paid admission to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum is required to view the exhibit. Admission prices are $12 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, and $6 for children. A special admission rate of $5 is available to those who want to visit only the new exhibit. For more information, visit
  8:00AM 12:00PM Halloween Hustle   Halloween Hustle to benefit Helping Hands of Springfield is Saturday October 27th at Lincoln Park in Springfield. Registration starts at 8am at brick shelter #7 on the west side of the park. The 5K starts at 10 am. Register before October 1st for $20 or $25 after October 1st, registration for kids 10 and under is $10. Register on line at
  7:00PM 8:00PM HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY CLINIC   The Springfield Park District, Nelson Center is offering a high school hockey clinic to participants interested in playing high school or wanting to get back in skating shape for the upcoming season. This is not a beginner level class. Springfield Jr. Blues coaches will provide instruction and classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning September 10th – 26th (7p-8p). For additional information, please contact Jeremy Bonnett at 753-2800 or by email at . For information on other park district programs and events visit our website at
  4:00PM 9:00PM Pizza night fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 310   Chatham Boy Scout Troop 310 is having a pizza night fundraiser at Little Italy's Pizza September 26 from 4pm - 9pm in Chatham to help raise money for the troop for equipment and some high adventure trips for next summer. Up to 20% of the total sales will be donated to the troop. Be sure to mention that you are there to support the troop for them to get the credit.
  2:30PM 7:30PM Horseshoe, Washer & Bags Tournament   The 4th annual horseshoe, washer and bags tournament will be held at the Boar's Nest in Athens, October 6th starting at 2:30pm. Proceeds will benefit the Menard County United Fund. 1st place in each category will pay $100. Registration is $5.00 per person per event. For more information visit us at
  4:00PM 10:00PM Med Students Hold Fundraisers for Mission Trips   Medical students at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine have organized three fundraising events this fall in collaboration with Springfield restaurants and shops. Proceeds from the events will be used to support a medical mission trip to Panama in 2013, where the students will help provide basic health care to local citizens. Monday, September 24, 4 – 10 p.m., patrons at the Texas Roadhouse, 2540 W. Iles Ave., can have 10 percent of their total food purchase price donated to SIU-SOM’s medical mission trip to Panama. (Alcohol not included.) Diners should give the fundraising invitation to a server, or tell him or her of the desire to support this cause. Monday, October 8, Cold Stone Creamery, 124 S. 6th Street, will donate 10 percent of the day’s sales to the SIU Medical Mission Trip. During the months of October and November, Chili’s Bar and Grill, 2891 S. Veterans Pkwy., will donate 10 percent of meal proceeds (dine-in or to-go) to the SIU mission work when diners bring in the restaurant’s Pepper Partner Program voucher. The weeklong mission trip will include visits to various villages in Panama in April 2013. Students, faculty and community members will set up and operate medical clinics and provide free health care. The funds raised will help pay for the medications and supplies needed to treat these under-served areas in Panama. The trip is sponsored by SIU’s Interdisciplinary Network for Outreach, a student interest group that facilitates members’ service in both global and local communities through health-related outreach projects. SIU School of Medicine’s mission is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, service, research, and community service. For more information, call SIU’s Call Center, 217-545-8000. Its website is

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