Lori Ryan, Administrator
118 Cross Creek Boulevard, Salem IL 62881    p 618.548.3878    f 618.548.3866
1013 North Poplar, Centralia, IL 62801    p 618.532.6518    f 618.532.6543
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Non-Discrimination Statement

WIC does not require proof of citizenship

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and
employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are
prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability,
age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity
conducted or funded by USDA.

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etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact
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information may be made available in languages other than English.

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in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit
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1)  mail:     U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

2)  fax:        (202) 690-7442; or

3) email:     program.intake@usda.gov


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With summer a fading memory, now's the time to ready your home for fall and
winter's cooler temps and unpredictable weather conditions.

1.  Clear out gutters
   Remove leaves and other debris from your drainpipe and gutters   
   to prevent clogging.  In areas with cold winters, outdoor faucets should be
   drained in the fall.

2.  Clean the fireplace and chimney
   You can clear out ash and charred wood from the fireplace yourself, but    
    leave the chimney cleaning to a professional.  Have the chimney cleaner
    check the damper to ensure it can be tightly closed to prevent drafts.

3.  Check the heating system
   Do a survey of your home's heating vents to make sure they're not blocked
   or covered by furniture, carpeting, or curtains.  Dust vents and clean all
   filters.  Make an appointment for an annual heating system check-up.

4.  Sore air conditioners
   If you have removable window air conditioners, be sure to unplug them
   before taking them down.  Dust and clean before covering or storing.

5.  Check for drafts
   Stay warm, save energy, and reduce your heating bills this fall by
   examining windows and doors for cracks and sealing them to prevent drafts.

6.  Put up storm windows
   If you have removable screens, now's the time to clean, store, and
   replace them with storm windows.

7.  Ready the water heater
   Prepare for cooler water by draining the water heater and clearing out any
   debris that has settled in the tank.

8.  Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
   The incomplete combustion of fuels such as natural gas, propane, heating
    oil, kerosene, coal, charcoal, gasoline, or wood can result in carbon
    monoxide, an invisible, odorless gas that can kill in minutes. Although you
    can’t see it, you can detect the conditions that produce it and the early
    warning signs of carbon monoxide poisoning.


sources:  Readers Digest and safeopedia.com