Highland News Leader

Highland Briefs: Secretary of State Mobile Unit Coming to Highland

The News Leader

Government Services

Secretary of State Mobile Unit Coming to Highland

Secretary of State Jesse White, in cooperation with Weinheimer Community Center, is offering drivers a chance to renew their driver’s license or vehicle registration renewal sticker, obtain a duplicate or corrected license, or obtain an Illinois identification card. White’s mobile unit will be available at the Weinheimer Community Center, located at 1100 Main St. in Highland, on June 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“I am pleased to work with the Weinheimer Community Center to bring my office’s services directly to the people,” said White. “This is another example of how my office continues to use technology as an ally to improve upon the delivery of services to Illinois residents.”

An applicant renewing a current Illinois driver’s license or identification card need only present a current valid driver’s license or identification card. If the applicant is applying for either a duplicate or corrected driver’s license or identification card the applicant must present two forms of identification. To find out what documents are considered acceptable identification, please call 217-782-7044 or visit the Illinois Secretary of States website at cyberdriveillinois.com.

Veterans’ Assistance Commission taking appointments in Highland

The Veterans’ Assistance Commission of Madison County is dedicated to providing assistance to all veterans. In this endeavor, the VAC is dedicating the fourth Thursday of every month for outreach in the Highland area.

A VAC service officer will be available at Highland American Legion Post 439, located on Trenton Road, from 9 a.m. until noon Thursday, June 22. Veterans should contact Devon Neal at (618)-296-4750 to schedule an appointment, or if you have just a few question, stop by.

Services to be offered will include the following:

▪ Beginning claims for service-connected disabilities;

▪ Submitting amended evidence on claims previously submitted;

▪ Working on pension claims for veterans and widows;

▪ Explaining how to access the veterans health care system, using the eBenefits system;

▪ Submitting VA health care applications; and


Garden Club to have field trip to Trenton

The Highland Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 22 at the Korte Recreation Center to carpool to the Trenton Methodist Church for a 7 p.m. meeting. The church is located at 3324 Old U.S. Highway 50 in Trenton. Ran Powers will present a lesson on “Landscaping with Natives.” Native plants can provide much beauty as well as environmental protection. Guests are welcome. For more information, call club president Kay Gaines at 618-654-5987.


Poker run this weekend in Highland

The annual Yogi’s Mile High Run will be Sunday, June 25. Sign-up will be from 10 a.m. till noon at 501 Blues Club, 1106 New Trenton Road in Highland. The run ends at 6 p.m. T-shirts, patches and rockers will be available for sale. Food will also be available for sale at the end of the run. Proceeds benefit the Keith Jakel Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact Steve Frey at 618-830-3763 for Randy Kohlbrecher at 618-973-5693.


Senior Menu

Faith Countryside Homes invites all seniors 60 and over to join them for their fun, food and companionship community meal program. Meals are served Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, in the Countryside Community Center, 1331 26th St. Reservations for the upcoming week should be made by 1 p.m. this Friday. Call 618-651-3293. The cost is $3.50 per person.

Monday, June 26: Herb roasted chicken, baby bakers, four-way mixed vegetables, frosted cake.

Tuesday, June 27: Bow tie pasta with Italian sausage, tomatoes and cream, Italian tossed salad, chocolate layer dessert.

Wednesday, June 28: Sliced turkey with gravy, cornbread dressing, vegetable medley, blueberry cobbler.

Thursday, June 29: Salisbury steak, baked potato with sour cream, spinach bake, daffodil cake.

Friday, June 30: Fish of the day, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, Mandarin oranges.