Manar Nokomis School VisitNOKOMIS – Senator Andy Manar visited Nokomis North Elementary School this month as principal for the day.

Principal for a day visits, coordinated by the Illinois Principals Association, offer state lawmakers the opportunity to spend time with students and school administrators to learn more about day-to-day operations, the challenges school districts face and the successes they’ve experienced.

Manar’s visit to Nokomis North on Nov. 6 included a tour of the school and spending time with students in Cheryl Bennett’s fourth-grade classroom.

Photo included: Pictured are Senator Manar with teacher Cheryl Bennett and fourth-graders at Nokomis North Elementary School.

11072017 Manar Nelson 350Taylorville High School senior Noah Nelson joined Senator Andy Manar at the Capitol in Springfield as his page for the day.

Nelson visited the Capitol Nov. 7 during the second week of the General Assembly’s fall veto session. He is the son of Ed and Teresa Nelson of Taylorville.

11142017 Manar Pl Hill Village 350GIRARD – Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) visited with residents and staff Tuesday at Pleasant Hill Village in Girard.

During his visit, Manar discussed the state’s bill backlog, the state budget, education funding reform and the teacher shortage plaguing central Illinois communities.

“Thank you to Senator Manar for joining us to discuss the issues Pleasant Hill Village is facing,” said Paulette Buch-Miller, executive director of Pleasant Hill Village. “We found his visit both helpful and informative and we look forward to him joining us again soon.”

Pleasant Hill Village is a residential care facility at 1010 W. North St. in Girard that features independent- and assisted-living apartments and a skilled nursing home.

“These conversations give me an opportunity to meet with constituents and learn more about how I can better serve our communities,” Manar said. “Thank you to Pleasant Hill Village for graciously hosting my visit.”

Pictured from left to right: Pleasant Hill Village Executive Director Paulette Buch-Miller, State Senator Andy Manar and Healthcare Administrator Maryann Walker.

flushotHomeless individuals in Decatur and Springfield can receive free health screenings and flu shots this month through February.

The Illinois Department of Public Health and its partners, Fifth Street Renaissance and Walgreens, will offer the services. The agency will drive its Wellness on Wheels van to various locations so that it can provide health care to people who may not otherwise seek it.

Walgreens will provide free flu shots and blood pressure screenings. Fifth Street Renaissance will offer free testing for various infections and diseases. Dates, times and locations are below.

Read more: Health screenings for the homeless in Decatur, Springfield


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