Dr. Larrick is the Executive Director of the CCUS
Education and Outreach at the National Sequestration
Education Center at Richland. CCUS stands for
Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage. RCC is in
partnership with ADM, Illinois Geologic Survey,
Schlumberger Carbon Services, and others in the
largest carbon sequestration project in the
country. The goal is 1 million cubic feet/year from
ADM’s ethanol plant.
Carbon dioxide produced mainly by burning
fossil fuels is bad for the atmosphere and better
when it is stored deep in the earth. Carbon is put
in the ground now for two reasons. Number one is
based on economic where CO2 is pumped into depleted
oil fields to get the remaining oil. The CO2 mixes
with the oil, pumped to the surface, where it is
separated and pumped back down. The other is
geologic in that the CO2 is pumped 7,000 feet deep
into a layer of sand with the intent to leave it
there forever. With a large storage area and three
layers of cap rock, the Decatur area is ideal for
carbon sequestration. The Illinois Basin is large
enough to store all the CO2 that the area above it
can produce in the next 400 years.
Richland’s second role is to provide
training for people entering the field. They have
several courses now that are accepted by the five
major universities in the state. A person with a
two year Associate’s degree can expect to find an
entry level job starting at $35,000. A four year
degree will start at $55,000. Richland has built a
whole new area on campus for carbon sequestration
with class rooms, offices, visitor’s center and
Richland’s third role
is to provide outreach. They have been doing that
with education activities at the State Fair, Farm
Progress show, WAND, WSOY and many other seminars,
etc. For more information click on
Today we had 98 members, 4 Kiwanis guest, and 1 speaker
for a total of 103.
First place winner was
George Hogg and second place went to
G K INFORMATION
Just a reminder,
Thursday, May 15 is the day we plant the flower boxes
down town. Bring gloves, rakes, and trowels and do
ground work for beautifying downtown Decatur this
summer. We will meet at 9:00am in the Library parking
We also have some new
visors in blue and beige and some new Kiwanis hats
There isn’t much change to report.
Bob Webb, Dennis, Clark Flickinger,
are all on a long program of recovery. They are
improving and we hope to see them back in the future.
Please take care, and stay healthy.
Bill Meyer, Ned Hawbecker,
Richie Barnett, and Dave Zindel
from the Early Bird Kiwanis club were here for an
Interclub this morning. They were not selling cheese
this morning. Instead they announced a pancake
breakfast April 26 at Applebee’s from 8:00 – 10:00am.
Bring your wife out for pancakes and bacon for $5:00.
Tickets are limited to 300 so call Richie 423-0543 to
see if any are left. Welcome, Fellow Kiwanians!
said they are expecting 10-12 guest at the breakfast.
Donna is preparing an informational package for them. We
would still take care of any names you can come up with
between now and the 30th.
said we had a good turnout for the Adopt A Street
program Saturday. He named the participants and asked
them to stand. We picked up Oakland Street from Pershing
Road to Harrison Street.
said that Rock Springs Festival of Spring is coming up
April 26. He could use one more volunteer for backup in
case someone cancels. There will be a lot going on so
gather your family and come on out.
said that the Macon County Environmental Management
Department will take your old paint today from
1:30-5:30pm at 1750 North 21st street. 21st street is
between Garfield and Locust. There will be another in
May if you don’t make this one. Gary also said all
positions for Seniorama have been filled and we will be
set to go.
announced that the Chicago White Sox have teamed up with
the Illinois-Eastern Iowa Kiwanis District for Kiwanis
Grand Slam Group at the Ballpark on Friday, June 13 at
7:10p.m. against the Kansas City Royals. On this special
night the White Sox would like to offer specially priced
tickets to all Kiwanis clubs, their family and friends.
In addition to specially-priced tickets, you’ll have the
opportunity to purchase discounted Patio Party Tickets.
The Patio starts 90 minutes before the game and lasts 30
minutes after the scheduled start time. The Patio menu
includes a delicious all-you-can-eat menu catered by
Bertucci Buffet, featuring BBQ ribs, hamburgers, hot
dogs, Cajun chicken, fried chicken, side salads, wine,
Pepsi, and Miller beverages. See Charles if you would
like to organize a party to attend this event
by Earl Rudolph.
A man takes his
wife to a party, On the dance floor was a man giving it
large, backflips, moonwalking, spins, breakdancing, the
whole nine yards, The man’s wife speaks up, " You see
him dancing? 25 years ago he asked me to marry him, but
I turned him down, to which hubby replies, "Looks like
he's still celebrating"!!!
Redneck Love Poem
Susie Lee done fell in love;
She planned to marry Joe.
She was so happy ’bout it all
She told her Pappy so.
Pappy told her, “Susie gal,
You’ll have to find another.
I’d just as soon yo’ Ma don’t know,
But Joe is yo’ half-brother.”
So Susie put aside her Joe
And planned to marry Will.
But after telling Pappy this,
He said, “There’s trouble still...
You cain’t marry Will, my gal,
And please don’t tell your Mother,
But Will and Joe and several mo’
I know is yo’ half brother.”
But Mama knew and said, “My child,
Just do what makes you happy.
Marry Will or marry Joe,
You ain’t no kin to Pappy!”