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September 15, 2000
Labor of love yields a bountiful
for New Holland teen
Tibbs is champion gardener and more
rare to find a high school senior who takes an interest in flower
and vegetable gardening. It’s even more unique to see a young man
who has worked side by side with his grandparents to establish a
business centered around gardening. Yet for Zac Tibbs of New
Holland, producing flowers, fruits and vegetables is a labor of
FAIR: LOGAN COUNTY 4-H HIGHLIGHTS
selected for National 4-H Center display
recognition goes to Robin Conklen of New Holland, whose artwork was
chosen by Illinois State Fair judges to be displayed in the National
4-H Center in Washington, D.C. Only 15 Illinois 4-H artisans
received this honor this year.
here for a listing of Logan County Junior Livestock winners at the
Ducky to float in Lincoln skies
Ducky will float in the skies—not the bathtub—during the
upcoming Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival. The event, sponsored by
the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce, will be Aug. 25-27.
you noticed the flurry of little activities around town? —
from city crews with
weed-eaters and the street sweeper cruising the main streets to
parks sporting colorful tents.
Final preparations are well under way for one of Lincoln's
busiest weekends of the year.
Many activities throughout town will draw visitors from all
over. Choose from hot air balloons, art fair in the park, used book
sale at the library, re-enactment of the city’s christening by Abe
Lincoln and more.
here for schedule of Art & Balloon Festival activities.
here for book sale information.
forget the San Jose “Get to Know Your Neighbor” activities
Sunday afternoon. Click here.
Today this room is
packed with books. Tomorrow this room will be packed
with people. Book sale co-chairman Ann LaForge and volunteer
work diligently in preparation for this weekends annual book sale.
Library Director Richard Sumerall says more volunteers are still
this weekends sale. Call him at 732-8878.
Carnahan still on the point
at Merchant Marine Academy
been watching Lincoln Railer sports since 1975. Obviously, a lot of
good athletes, both young men and young women, have gone through the
programs here. I’m not sure that I have seen a more gritty and
determined player than Preston Carnahan. He is one of the best point
guards that I have seen in a Railer uniform. Not because his stats
say so, but because he willed the Railers to victory. Last week,
former Lincoln resident Gary Klockenga and I spent two days with
Preston, who is now a sophomore midshipman cadet at the Merchant
Marine Academy in King’s Point, N.Y.
Take time to stop in Salisbury
2: Colin Folk Art Gallery
having lunch in Salisbury at the Morning Star Mercantile and Café,
you can walk next door to the Colin Folk Art Gallery, where the
conversation with owners George and Winnie is as delightful and
colorful as the chalk paintings they sell.
residents cruise the Caribbean
24, 2000] Residents
of Bartmann Health Care Center took an imaginary cruise to the
Caribbean Islands one week in August.