announces Grand Soiree auction items
Grand Soiree, an annual fund-raiser for the Lincoln College Museum,
has announced nine items that will be featured at the live auction at
the Sept. 9 event.
of the nine items are rare and significant Civil War collectors’
items. The first item might arouse local interest for those living in
Logan County. It is a preserved authentic signature of John A. Logan,
the son of John Logan, for whom the county was named. The next item is
a pair of Union officer’s spurs. The historic spurs were found in a
field where a Civil War battle was fought. They were purchased at a
Civil War memorabilia auction in Louisville, Ky. The third item is a
unique picture of Gen. George A. Custer, dated July 1865, when he was
at Fort Riley. Another historic item is a sweetheart pin dated back to
1958 from the United States Air Force Academy.
Grand Soiree will also offer new items for this year’s auction.
Sports lovers will get a chance to bid on great seats at the ballpark.
The first are four tickets to see the Chicago Cubs versus Philadelphia
on Sept. 25. These tickets are on the second row behind the Cubs’
dugout and were donated by Lincoln College alum John Iltis (class of
’62). The second are box seat tickets at a White Sox versus Red Sox
game on Sept. 28.
unique items being auctioned include a dinner for eight at the Lincoln
College president’s home; a European gourmet gift basket donated by
George Eberle, chairman of the Board of Lincoln College Trustees, and
his wife, Suzanne; and a day at the spa at Midwest College of
Cosmetology in Normal.
Grand Soiree will be Saturday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Davidson-Sheffer
Gymnasium on the campus of Lincoln College. For information on tickets
call Jean Ann Miller at 732-3155, extension 251.
vice president of academics inaugurated at LCC/S
the 57th annual convocation of Lincoln Christian College
and Seminary convocation this morning, President Keith Ray pronounced
Dr. Thomas M. Tanner the new vice president of academics. Dr. Tanner
began serving in this position July 1.
[Dr. Tom Tanner delivers a message, "I hope we dance."]
graduated from Lincoln Christian College with a B.A. in 1973 and
received the M.Div. degree in 1976 from Lincoln Christian Seminary. He
holds an M.A. in Greek and Latin literature and an M.S. in library
science, with both degrees from the University of Illinois. In 1972,
Dr. Tanner received a Ph.D. in information science from the University
Tanner has served as a Greek instructor, university research
assistant, minister, elder, and author ("A Manual of Style for
Bible College and Seminary Students," "What Ministers Know:
How Pastors Use Information," and "Strategic Choices: Annual
Lincoln Factbook"). He has been published in the Journal of
Library History, the Journal of Theological and Religious Information
and the Christian Standard.
is a member of the board of directors for Blessing Ranch, and has
served as commissioner of accreditation of the Accrediting Association
of Bible Colleges (chairman, 1997-98). He has also presented several
workshops for AABC since 1994, and served as an evaluator/consultant.
He has been a workshop presenter at the NACC and served on the NACC
Continuation Committee (1995-98). He previously served Lincoln
Christian College and Seminary as academic dean of the college
(1994-), library director (1979-94), director of strategic planning
(1990-96), and director of technology (1995-99). He has chaired five
North Central accreditation self studies since 1984, served as chair
of a Lilly-funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc.
and his wife, Debby, are the parents of one daughter, Melissa.
College seeks members for jazz group
musicians who enjoy the sounds of jazz and big band music are asked to
attend a meeting on Monday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. at Lincoln College.
The purpose of this meeting is to see if there is any interest in
forming a community jazz ensemble.
meeting, hosted by Lincoln College Music Department, will be held in
the Choir Room in Johnston Center for Performing Arts on the campus of
Lincoln College. Rehearsal times are being tentatively set for Monday
evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, please call Greg Allen
at Lincoln College at 732-3155, extension 280.
Lincoln meeting scheduled
for Lincoln in Lincoln will have a planning committee meeting on
Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. at Union Planters Bank, 303 S. Kickapoo.
The meeting will be in the second floor conference room of the
building. All those interested in the Looking for Lincoln Heritage
Tourism project are welcome to attend. For more information, contact
Main Street Lincoln at 732-2929.
residents cruise the Caribbean
of Bartmann Health Care Center took an imaginary cruise to the
Caribbean Islands one week in August. They began their trip by mapping
out their island stops, learning about where they were going and
making an itinerary. The activity room was decorated to remind
passengers they were on board for a week’s worth of adventure. Some
of the week’s activities included a social talk on deck, ocean and
Caribbean art projects, beach blanket toss game, Jambalaya cooking,
deep-sea fishing, bon voyage bingo and making postcards to send home
to family and friends. The week ended with a yacht cruise to Dairy
Queen, a luau party and popcorn with the movie "Blue
Park District notes
From Roy Logan, program coordinator
and women’s softball regular season has come to an end, followed by
tournament play. Our many thanks to the people who worked as umpires
for all of our leagues. Your dedication and commitment only made a
great season better.
wouldn’t be Park District softball without Ace Hinman. A big round
of applause for him. Ace Hinman did a tremendous job organizing all of
our officials. Our own Brandy Mullenbach was the official ball
retriever. Every time someone hit a ball into the weeds or bean
fields, Brando had to go get it. Brando is really glad to see the
season end! Thanks much Brandy.
of the success of any of our programs, especially the ones that
involve the kids, depends on our sponsors and volunteers who act as
coaches or officials. The support we receive from these businesses and
individuals goes far beyond their financial contributions and the
donation of their time and talent.
Park District’s girls’ softball swim party was scheduled for
Thursday, Aug. 10, from 5 to 9 p.m., with coaches presenting awards
during the evening.
are on the bus again! This time it’s to St. Louis as we watch the
Cardinals take on the Cubs. We’re guaranteeing a fun time. Sunday,
Sept. 17, at 9 a.m. we depart the Rec. Center. Our plans are to return
at 8:30 p.m. Cost for the charter coach and game ticket is $40.
Annual 5K run
Lincoln Park District, in conjunction with the Lincoln Art and Balloon
Fest, will be having the 12th annual 5K run Saturday, Aug. 26.
T-shirts are given to all participants, and awards are given to the
top three finishers in each age category. The run begins and ends at
the Park District. Refreshments are provided. Registration forms are
available at both the Rec. Center and the Lincoln Chamber offices. The
race is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.
of our more successful programs for young boys and girls has been flag
football. Randy Turley has organized this league for the past few
years and has done a very good job with seeing this grow in the
numbers of participants each year. However, due to expanding family
commitments, Mr. Turley is no longer available to us. First of all,
our heartfelt thanks to Randy for a job well done.
we have to approach the community and ask that one or more of them
that have children involved come forward and chair the league. Our
goal is to keep the league operative and to follow many of the same
goals that Mr. Turley founded the program on. The continuation of a
great program lies in the willingness of parents to become involved
and dedicate a couple nights a week to teaching the fundamentals of
already have a volunteer to co-chair the cheerleading for the girls,
but we need to have another co-chair to work with her.
believe that if enough people get involved in coaching and teaching
that this can be a manageable task. If you are interested in chairing
or have questions, please call Roy at 732-8770. People who have worked
in these capacities in the past will testify that it is very rewarding
and creates bonds that last a lifetime.
"Youth Making a Difference" Award
Lady Lura Lynn Ryan presented the first "Youth Making a
Difference" Awards on Aug. 9 at the Futures for Kids REACHing
Youth Through Community Involvement Conference at the Sheraton Hotel
in Chicago. Stephie Humble of Lincoln was among the winners.
"Youth Making a Difference" Awards honor the outstanding
efforts of Illinois youth who help improve their communities through
is blessed with so many young people who volunteer their time and
dedicate themselves to helping others," said Mrs. Ryan. "The
seven young people we honor here today are to be specially commended.
Their actions have made an outstanding difference in their
nominees were judged on how their service activities best addressed
the needs and concerns of their communities and how their efforts
improved the given situation. Seven young people between the ages of 6
and 17 were selected by the Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and
Community Service as the first award recipients.
besides Stephie Humble were Natalie Jacobowski of Orland Park, Emily
Dray of Wilmette, Elizabeth Feste of Byron, Colleen Lange of Gibson
City, Brandi Bertelli of Laomi and Lauren Everette of Olney.
has been president of Lincoln’s HYPE (Helping Youth in a Positive
Environment) group for the past year. Thanks to HYPE’s efforts with
Habitat for Humanity, a family was able to move into their home for
Thanksgiving. Stephie also filled balloons with drug-free pledges for
the Junior High Balloon Launch, organized the group to collect food
for the Logan County Food Pantry, and made posters during Alcohol
Awareness Month. She worked diligently with HYPE’s Prevention
Theater. She was selected to attend the Governor’s Teen Summit and,
as a result of her commitment and dedication, was named HYPE of the
year by her peers.
than 1,200 people attended the Futures for Kids Conference, which
provided participants with skills to increase their understanding of
prevention services for Illinois’ youth. The goal of the conference
was to support young people as they develop the skills, confidence and
commitment to community necessary to lead successful lives.
for Kids is an umbrella for the programs and policies that make a
significant contribution to the health and well-being of children. The
Teen REACH program, administered by the Illinois Department of Human
Services, is part of this initiative. The Futures for Kids Conference
included five workshops that focused on the Teen REACH themes of responsibility,
education, achievement, caring and hope.
annual colorectal cancer screening
mid-September, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital (ALMH) is providing
free colorectal cancer screening kits and lab testing to assist you in
identifying indicators of possible cancer in the colon or rectum.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most curable of all cancers when it is
detected early and treated promptly.
colorectal cancer develops over a period of time, it is possible to
detect it by testing stool samples long before physical symptoms
appear. The majority of people who develop colorectal cancer are over
age 50. Over 75 percent of all cases can be cured, and patients can
resume normal lives. The American Cancer Society recommends yearly
stool blood tests after the age of 50.
simple at-home test kit provided by ALMH will help the laboratory
check your stool samples for hidden blood, which can be a sign of
cancer or other internal disorders. The kit lists dietary suggestions
of what to eat and what to avoid two days prior to the test. Following
these few suggestions can reduce the chances of a "false
positive" test result and increase probability of a more accurate
test. The kit also provides all materials and directions needed for
collecting stool samples and preparing slides for testing, and
includes a pre-addressed envelope to mail the sample and information
back to the ALMH lab. The lab will notify you of your results within
two weeks after receiving the test. It is important to remember that
the screening does not provide a complete cancer detection
examination. Regardless of test results, you should see your physician
whenever you experience changes in your bowel habits.
take advantage of this opportunity, all tests must be received at
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital no later than Sept. 15.
kits are available at local physician offices, pharmacies, senior
living centers, the Logan County Health Department, and the Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital Laboratory. In rural locations it is also
available on the Rural Health Partnership’s mobile health unit. You
may pick up your free kit at the following locations:
Lincoln Memorial Hospital Laboratory
Health Care Specialists (Drs. Carroll, Harmon, Sagins and Sielaff)
County Health Department
Ridge Retirement Center
health unit of Rural Health Partnership
Mount Pulaski Pharmacy
health unit of Rural Health Partnership
Beason, Broadwell, Chestnut, Cornland, Elkhart, Emden, Greenview,
Hartsburg, Lake Fork, Latham, Middletown, New Holland and San Jose,
kits are available on the Rural Health Partnership’s mobile health
haiku contest announced
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.
Mayuzumi, founder of the Tokyo Hepburn haiku club for women and editor
in chief of the journal "Monthly Hepburn," will be featured
at a haiku presentation in Chicago on Saturday, Sept. 30. A well-known
and popular poet in Japan, Ms. Mayuzumi has done much to promote the
"new haiku," especially among young people and women. Her
lecture, "Contemporary Haiku and Japanese Society," will be
from 10 a.m. to noon at the Swissôtel, Grand Ballroom, 323 East
Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601.
presentation will be in Japanese with English interpretation. The
public is cordially invited, and contest entrants are especially urged
to attend. Seating will be on a first-come basis.
contest information is below.
In-hand by Sept. 15.
The contest is open to all residents of Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota
and Wisconsin, including students attending college in these states.
Adult and youth
contests in English. Youth contests are for pupils in school grades
kindergarten through 12. The theme of the contest is
"Autumn," and entries should contain a word or image
associated with the season. Limit: Five haiku per entrant.
procedures: Type or
write one haiku legibly on one side of a 3-by-5 index card. Write your
name, age (for youth category only), address, phone, e-mail address
(if you have one) and the contest designation ("adult" or
"youth") on the reverse side of the card. Submit a separate
card for each haiku entered. E-mail entries are welcome. For those
entries, send your haiku together with the address information and
with "haiku contest" in the subject line of the e-mail
Send English-language haiku by mail to Randy M. Brooks, 4634 Hale
Drive, Decatur IL 62526-1117, or by e-mail to email@example.com.
First-, second-, and third-place winners in all four contests (12
awards) will be notified by telephone or e-mail around Sept. 22.
of awards: Awards
will be announced by the guest of honor, Madoka Mayuzumi, founder of
the Tokyo Hepburn haiku club for women and editor in chief of the
journal, "Monthly Hepburn," following her presentation in
Chicago on Sept. 30. All contest entrants are cordially encouraged to
come to this lecture, and there will be special consolation prizes for
all entrants who do attend!
Entries in English
will be judged by Lee Gurga, associate editor of the journal
"Modern Haiku" and past president of the Haiku
Society of America (see Web page at http://www.family-net.net/~brooksbooks/gurga.html).
inclusion of the winning poems in the Japan Information Center
newsletter and posting on the JIC Web site, all rights revert to the
For more information,
contact the contest coordinators at the addresses above. For more
details, see Web site at: http://www.jchicago.org/haikuen.html.