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The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about federal disaster loans, as well as Lincoln Land Community College, during their weekly luncheon Tuesday.  


Julie Garrett, a Disaster Assistance Representative with the Small Business Administration, spoke about both residences and businesses affected by the December 1 tornado, being able to apply for SBA Disaster Loans.  Loans can be applied for in person daily thru this Thursday at the Taylorville Fire Department.  These loans are low interest and variable loan terms.  Loans can also be applied for online at disasterloan.sba.gov. 


Dee Krueger, Director of Lincoln Land Community College’s Taylorville campus, spoke about the history of Lincoln Land’s Taylorville locations, starting on the square and currently at 800 South Spresser Street. She spoke about the diversity of classes available for many different ages.  Approximately 45% of the students are in Health Care and second on the list was Criminal Justice.


Krueger added that Lincoln Land has a program called “College Now.”  The Taylorville campus will hold an informational meeting on the program, including content, qualifications, and cost, for area high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors, their parents and guardians on January 22, from 6 to 7 p.m, in the South Building Room 1126.


The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.  Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.  For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.


Kiwanis President Michael Evanchek, U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Representative Julie Garrett


LLCC’s Tisha Miller, Kiwanis President Michael Evanchek, LLCC Director Dee Krueger

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