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Free legal appointments for veterans in Madison County
The 3rd Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee is offering two days of free legal appointments to veterans in honor of Veterans Day.
The 30-minute appointments will be provided on Nov. 10 and Nov. 15 in the Madison County Law Library located in the lower level of the Madison County Courthouse at 155 N. Main St., Edwardsville.
“The veterans’ sub-committee, chaired by Associate Judge Sarah Smith who is also in the military, is concerned over the many homeless and needy veterans in Madison County,” said Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder, chair of the Pro Bono Committee. To meet their needs, Judge Smith and Amy Morgan from Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation also maintain a list of volunteer attorneys who will assist veterans with their legal needs.
The committee already provides free legal appointments two days per month in the Legal Advice Clinic at the Madison County Courthouse. Those appointments are open to low-income individuals who do not have attorneys and cover any civil or family law subject.
First Bank to offer Red Bud shredding event as part of ID theft fight
First Bank will host a Red Bud Appreciation Day and free shredding event on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Red Bud branch at 1411 S. Main St.
The celebration will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature food, activities, Balloonatic and prizes.
To provide a convenient and secure way to dispose of sensitive documents, First Bank will also host free shredding from 9 to 11 a.m. as part of the bank’s effort to protect the public against ID theft.
For more information, contact First Bank’s Tammy Salger at (618) 282-6255.
50th anniversary celebrated at Eunice Smith Home in Alton
Eunice Smith Home on the campus of Alton Memorial Hospital celebrated its 50th anniversary Saturday, Oct. 15, including a ribbon cutting for a new fountain/healing garden behind the facility’s East dining room. Taking part in the ribbon cutting, from left, are state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton; Alton Mayor Brant Walker; AMH President Dave Braasch; ESH volunteer Faye Ward (cutting the ribbon); ESH administrator Mark Jeffries; Joe Brinker, president of Bethesda Health Care, the company that manages the home; and state Sen. Bill Haine, D-Alton.
SWIC is celebrating 70 years of serving the community
Southwestern Illinois College turned 70 this fall, and the college is kicking off a year of events to mark the important milestone.
“As with many anniversaries and milestones in life, you take a moment to reflect on how far you've come. SWIC is no different,” said President Georgia Costello, Ph.D. “We started in Quonset huts on the grounds of what was then Belleville Township High School West on West Main with 183 students, mostly veterans returning from World War II. Today, we serve 20,000 students annually and proudly serve the largest student veteran population of all Illinois public institutions.”
Over the years, SWIC has moved and expanded its facilities. The college has grown beyond Belleville to facilities in Granite City and Red Bud, plus off-campus sites such as Scott Air Force Base and many in-district high schools.
“One thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to student success. SWIC also proudly continues to offer the best regional value in higher education as we celebrate our seventh decade of service to the community,” Costello said.
Many activities are planned for the coming academic year to celebrate the college’s 70th birthday.
Events this fall include:
• The Case of the Missing Linger Longer Loo, Schmidt Art Center, through Oct. 31
• Manufacturing Day, Sam Wolf Granite City Campus, Oct. 14
• Kashmir Dash, Belleville Campus, Oct. 21
• Trunk or Treat, Belleville Campus, Oct. 28
• Tamburitzans, Granite City High School, Nov. 5
• Holiday Tree Lighting, Belleville Campus, Nov. 16
• Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29