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Nixon sandwich history collection topic

SULLIVAN – Stories about the day Richard Nixon spoke to thousands at Sullivan’s Buffalo Celebration during his 1960 presidential campaign will be presented by Steve Jenne at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Moultrie County History Center, 1303 Hamilton St., Sullivan.

Jenne of Springfield, formerly of Sullivan, was a Boy Scout who acted as security during one of the biggest events in Sullivan’s history. He took Nixon’s half-eaten sandwich, took it home and put it in the freezer. Years later, Jenne and the sandwich appeared on The Tonight Show and I Got a Secret in New York, among other places. “The Sandwich that Changed My Life,” a book by Scot England, will be available.

The public is invited to attend.

Personal assistant training will be held

TOLEDO – SAIL, Soyland Access to Independent Living, is hosting a personal assistant training from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Cumberland County Living Center, 507 E. Main Street, Toledo.

Those who successfully complete the training will be placed on the state personal assistant registry. People with disabilities who live independently and wish to hire a personal assistant can request a referral list to identify potential employees.

Anyone 18 years of age or older and interested in working as a personal assistant is welcome to attend this training. Social distancing will be practiced and face masks are optional.

For more information and to register for the class, contact Brenda at 217-345-7245 or email [email protected]

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