Cross classes offered in July
Logan County Red Cross will offer the following classes in July:
- Saturday, July 15, 9 a.m.
until noon – CPR Challenge. This class is for people with
previous Red Cross training who wish to be recertified in adult
cardiopulmonary resuscitation, infant and child CPR, or first aid.
and Thursday evenings, July 19 and 20 – Community First Aid and
Safety. Class hours Wednesday will be from 6 until 10 p.m., and
Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. This class covers the CPR courses and
is required. People interested may call 732-2134 for further
information, or come to the office at 125 S. Kickapoo St. Regular
office hours are from noon until 4 p.m.
FFA members attended state convention
Lincoln FFA members attended the 72nd annual Illinois State FFA
Convention in Springfield June 13 to15. Local participants in the
event were Jackie and Emily Bakken, Amanda and John Davison, and
Monica Short. Highlights included addresses from retiring state
officers and the election of new state officers.
FFA Section 14 President Betsy Bakken was bidden a fond farewell and
hailed for her hard work and dedication to the FFA.
FFA also wishes to thank the community for all their support of future
can visit the Lincoln FFA Web site at www.expage.com/lincolnffa.]
up by July 26 for 3-on-3 basketball at the fair
The Lincoln Railer
Basketball Booster Club will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at
the Logan County Fair on Aug. 5. Boys and girls from third through
12th grade are eligible and must register by July 26. Teams are
limited; sign up early. For more information about the one-day event,
contact Dave Renfro at 735-4444 or 445-2778.
Stop" program planned
community link for young people in emergencies
Promise of the Healthy Families Task Force, under the Healthy
Communities Partnership, and the Lincoln Police Department have
announced "Safe Stop," a new safety program for the young
people in our community. The program will include homes and businesses
where young people could receive emergency assistance.
and businesses may obtain applications from the front desk at
Heartland Community College and mail them to the police department for
screening. A volunteer from Lincoln’s Promise will deliver the
necessary materials and guidelines to the applicant after approval.
Periodic checks will be made to determine active status in the
Montcalm of the Lincoln Police Department believes such a program
should be in place before the need actually arises. The department
will hold sessions with area students in schools this fall to educate
them about Safe Stop.
is an emergency assistance program, not a babysitter situation,"
says Louella Moreland, a member of Lincoln’s Promise who worked on
the original project of Safe Homes in the 1970s for Young Mother’s
Council. "There are times when young people are on their own in
our community and an adult family member is not readily available in
an emergency. Safe Stop would be that community link to help. It is a
designated place of safety and help. We are not asking homeowners or
businesses to supply anything more than a phone call to the proper
authorities and a little moral assurance until help arrives. We have
included businesses in the program this time due to the increased
number of working households where no one is home during the daytime
interested in obtaining an application may pick one up at Heartland
Community College or write to Louella Moreland at Heartland Community
College, 620 Broadway. For more information on Lincoln’s Promise,
which is a part of Healthy Families Task Force / Healthy Communities
Partnership, contact Becky Sank at the Department of Human Services
FFA alumni to meet
Olympia FFA Alumni Executive Council, composed of members of the
Olympia FFA Alumni Chapter, will meet on Wednesday, July 12, at 8 p.m.
at the Olympia High School greenhouse in Stanford. The purpose of the
meeting is to elect officers for the coming school year and help plan
upcoming FFA activities. For more information contact John Rogers or
Mindy Busbohm at (309) 379-5911.
schedules golf outing
Hartem Booster Club announces a golf outing, planned to become an
annual event. The best ball scramble will be Saturday, July 22,
morning and afternoon, at North Greens Golf Course, Atlanta.
including meal, is $160 per team for 30 teams. Prizes are $600 for
first place, $300 for second and $160 for third.
contact the North Greens Golf Course, 217-648-5500.
announces cast for "The Seven Year Itch"
cast for Lincoln Community Theatre’s July 7 to 15 production of
"The Seven Year Itch" was recently announced. The cast
members, all of Lincoln, are as follows. Eric Gerdts will play the
lead role of Richard Sherman, with Cindy McLaughlin as “The Girl.”
Other cast members include Amanda Frioli as Helen Sherman, Tony
Curcuru as Ricky Sherman, Allison Leonard as Elaine, Betsy Buttell as
Marie Whatever-Her-Name-Is, Allen King as Dr. Brubaker, Nick King as
Tom MacKenzie, Nathan Bottorff as the Voice of Richard’s Conscience,
and Rachel Washam as the Voice of the Girl’s Conscience and Pat.
Sharing the role of Miss Morris and appearing at different
performances will be Stacy Rachel, Angie Whiteman and Tina Mayer. The
play is directed by Jerry Dellinger of Lincoln.
performances are at Johnston Center for the Performing Arts on the
campus of Lincoln College and are at 8 p.m. with the exception of the
Sunday, July 9, performance, which is a 2 p.m. matinee.
box office opened to season ticket holders on Monday, June 26, and
will open to the general public on Saturday, July 1. Box office hours
are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The box office phone
number is 217-735-2614. Season ticket holders are also urged to make
their reservations for the August 4 to 12 production,
"Annie," as soon as possible.
With Love Cookbooks" now available
Naomi-Ruth Circle of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hartsburg has put
together a collection of over 400 favorite recipes. This cookbook,
"Homemade With Love," is ready for distribution at a cost of
$10 per book plus $2 shipping and handling. The cookbook, which is
hardback and spiral bound, was created in celebration of St. John’s
115th anniversary. Proceeds from cookbook sales will be
used to support the church as a whole, programs sponsored by the
Naomi-Ruth Circle and youth of the church. Call Joyce Leesman at
217-642-5883 or Kay Proefrock at 642-5884 to reserve your copy.