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Lincoln, IL

    posted daily aT NOON (CDT)

September 15, 2000


It’s not all HYPE

Drug, tobacco and alcohol-free

[AUG. 15, 2000]  Helping Youth in a Positive Environment (HYPE) – a Lincoln Junior High organization that promotes abstinence from the use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs – had a sit-in by the Logan County Fairgrounds on Monday.

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the em space

What happens if the front seat
is the only one left

[AUG. 15, 2000]  If you haven't taken your summer vacation yet, you'll have to hurry or it will be too late. It's almost time to head back into the classroom and maybe to the back of the classroom as well. You never know what might happen if you get stuck sitting in front. That thinking was typical of my experience anyway. So, this little story by a younger me looked appropriate when I decided to take a break and do a summer rerun by pulling a manuscript out of my archives. Only a handful of people have seen it previously. The teacher whose assignment suggested the topic retired this spring from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

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Part 1

A look at the Illinois State Fair

[AUG. 15, 2000]  In 1853, members of the Illinois State Agriculture Society decided to have an event to promote agriculture and mechanical art. Sangamon County donated the use of 20 acres on Springfield’s west side and contributed $1,000 to cover expenses. Prize money was awarded for the best wine, rhubarb, peaches, ox yoke and portable grist mill. Admission was 25 cents. Now, 148 years later, the Illinois State Fair draws approximately one million people. But the carnival rides, food and entertainment options are just as likely to draw people to the fair these days as the livestock and produce competition and farm equipment displays.

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Click here to see pictures from the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.


Logan County winners

[AUG. 15, 2000]  Additional listings of Logan County winners at the Illinois State Fair are available today. This includes more winners in Hobbies, Culinary and Chester White Swine – Open.

[Click here for results posted yesterday.]

[Click here for results posted today.]


MPHS announces orientation evening

[AUG. 15, 2000]  Mount Pulaski High School announces that freshman and new student orientation is set for Thursday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m.

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Physician to speak to support groups

[AUG. 15, 2000]  Dr. Dru Hauter will be the guest lecturer at a combined meeting of the Congestive Heart Failure and Diabetes support groups of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital (ALMH) on Monday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room A at ALMH.

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"Investing beyond CDs"

teleconference scheduled

[AUG. 15, 2000]  University of Illinois Extension in Logan County will be sponsoring a teleconference program called "Investing Beyond CDs to Achieve Your Long-Term Goals." This teleconference will allow you to receive unbiased, research-based information from certified financial planners who are not selling any investment products. The teleconference is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Extension Office.

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Midwest haiku contest announced

[AUG. 15, 2000]  In celebration of the visit to the Midwest of haiku poet Madoka Mayuzumi, the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago, in conjunction with the Japan America Society of Chicago and the Haiku Society of America Midwest Region, announces a haiku contest. There will be youth and adult contests open to all residents of Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin, including students attending college in these states. The deadline for entries to be received is Sept. 15, and theme of the contest is "Autumn." 

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