American Red Cross classes announced

The American Red Cross is offering the following classes at the Logan County Red Cross office, 125 S. Kickapoo St. in Lincoln.

  • Community first aid and safety classes: March 29 and 30, April 17 and 18, May 17 and 18, June 26 and 27.
  • Community first aid and safety challenges: March 25, April 22, May 20, June 24.
  • Community first aid and safety instructor class: June 6, 7 and 8.
  • CPR for professional rescuer: May 3 and 4.

To make reservations or for more information, interested persons may call 217-732-2134 any weekday between 12 noon and 4 p.m.


Sign up through April 1 for the PONY Baseball League

The Lincoln Baseball Association is having sign-ups March 13 through April 1 for the upcoming PONY Baseball League season for kids ages 7-14. Parents/children can sign up at the front desk at the Lincoln Rec Center. There they will also find information about the skills tryouts. For further information, please call Duane Dexter (735-2609), Randy Turley (732-4118) or Jim Stone (732-3285).


Masonic Lodge hosts breakfast to benefit Salvation Army

The Lincoln Masonic Lodge #210 will be hosting a pancake and sausage breakfast on Sunday, March 19, from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge Temple, 2022 N. Kickapoo St. in Lincoln. The menu includes pancakes, whole hog sausage, coffee and orange juice. The cost is $4.50 for adults and $2 for children. All proceeds will go to the Logan County Salvation Army. For more information call 732-7310. 


United Pentecostal Church announces revival services

The United Pentecostal Church, 1422 Pekin St. in Lincoln, will hold a revival March 17-19. Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, and at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. The evangelist will be the Rev. Ernest Dumaresq from St. Louis. Pastor David Mitchell invites everyone to attend. For more information or transportation, people may call 732-4662.


Bartmann raffle brings smiles

Bartmann Bonus Bucks February raffle item was a night away for two at Jumers. This raffle included a luxurious room, prime rib dinner and a continental breakfast. Kim Cyrulik Mitchell, bookkeeper at Bartmann Health Care Center, was the recipient of this raffle prize.

Bartmann Health Care Center, managed by the Tutera Group, has been proudly serving the community for over 50 years. They provide hospice, intermediate, shelter, Medicaid and Medicare (part B) care,
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bartmann’s is a "not-for-profit" residence for seniors.


National Honor Society seeks donations for Plant-A-Tree Project

The National Honor Society of Lincoln Community High School has scheduled their annual Earth Day projects for April 26 and 28. On April 26, NHS students will help first graders plant memorial trees and teach the children how to plant their own trees. On April 28, several high school groups will plant trees along the interstate entrances to Lincoln and along Lincoln Parkway in front of the Logan County Fairgrounds and Lincoln Developmental Center. The National Honor Society invites businesses and organizations to donate funds to help the NHS, the bio-chemistry ecology class and the landscaping class purchase the trees.

If you are interested in helping on one of the planting days, the NHS would appreciate your enthusiasm and expertise to help them organize or plant. If you would like to see the visible results of the students’ work, you can check the locations on the southern cloverleaf entrance to Lincoln and in front of the fairgrounds and LDC.

The NHS thanks the community for all the continued support of this project.

Donations, with checks payable to Plant-A-Tree Project, may be sent to the National Honor Society, Attn: Judy Dopp and Laura Horton, 1000 Primm Road, Lincoln, IL 62656.


Christ-centered recovery program offered at Lincoln Bible Church

A Christ-centered recovery program is being conducted at Lincoln Bible Church, 2316 N. Kickapoo, with meetings each Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.

The program is not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous in any way and is not intended as a replacement for any other treatment or recovery program that someone may be involved in.

This is the mission statement: To help one recover from their addiction and/or to get restarted in life after being incarcerated. The standards of the Bible will be integrated to enhance their recovery. This is a Christ-centered program and will be using the Bible as the teaching point in learning to live as one recovers from whatever addiction they are struggling with.

The program format will be as follows. Read the seven steps of recovery. Address any problems and seek to find answers from the Bible. Share insights from the assigned weekly Bible passage. Pray for each other.

There will be no charge for the program; however, if anyone wants to donate toward the cost of materials, it will be appreciated. If someone wants to buy the "Recovery Devotional Bible," there will be a cost of $25.

For more information, people can contact Don Hoover at 217-735-4641 or Bill Sparks at 217-735-2272 (office) or 217-642-5460 (home).


American Red Cross Month proclaimed

The following resolution was passed by Mayor Ritter and the Lincoln City Council concerning March as Red Cross Month.


WHEREAS, the AMERICAN RED CROSS is one of the largest and oldest social service organizations in AMERICA; and

WHEREAS, volunteer and financial contributions are needed more now than ever before to protect the needs of our citizens; and

WHEREAS, volunteers make it possible for the RED CROSS to collect and provide blood to the ill and injured, provide emergency assistance to disaster victims, and to respond to the emergency needs of armed forces personnel and their families and dependents;


WHEREAS, RED CROSS volunteers conduct thousands of courses in health and safety; and

WHEREAS, for 118 years the AMERICAN RED CROSS has been an essential ingredient of AMERICAN life, helping us to learn, to help, and to prosper;

THEREFORE, I, JOAN C. RITTER, Mayor of the CITY OF LINCOLN, LOGAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS, proclaim MARCH 2000 as RED CROSS MONTH in LINCOLN, LOGAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS. I urge all residents of LINCOLN, LOGAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS to DONATE their time and their resources to support RED CROSS activities.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have herewith set my hand and caused the GREAT SEAL of the CITY OF LINCOLN, LOGAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS to be affixed.

Adopted by unanimous vote this 22nd day of February, 2000.

Approved this 23rd day of February, 2000.

Alderman Madigan, Alderman Mesner, Alderman Mitchell, Alderman Melton, Alderman Stone, Alderman Huskins, Alderman Steve Fuhrer, Alderman Dehner, Alderman Prather, Alderman Montcalm

Joan C. Ritter, Mayor

ATTESTED:  Juanita Josserand, City Clerk

February 23, 2000


Following is the proclamation by President Clinton concerning March as Red Cross Month –


Office of the Press Secretary

(Miami, Florida)

February 29, 2000




After the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt asked his fellow Americans to respond by contributing to the American Red Cross, "the only organization chartered and authorized by Congress to act at times of great national calamity." Almost a century later, the American Red Cross continues to serve our Nation and the world, providing compassionate assistance to people suffering in the aftermath of personal, local, national, or international disasters.

As one of our country’s premier humanitarian organizations, the Red Cross provides disaster relief to millions of people both at home and abroad. In the past year alone, the American Red Cross rose to meet many challenges – from Hurricane Floyd on the eastern seaboard to the Kosovo relief effort to the terrible earthquakes and floods that struck countries around the globe. Following the tragic shootings at Columbine High School and in other schools and places of work and worship, the American Red Cross sent in crisis counselors to support grieving families and friends of the victims. In Taiwan and in Turkey, the American Red Cross worked with other Red Cross affiliates to provide solace and support to earthquake survivors; after the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990, Red Cross grief counselors brought comfort to victims’ families. In total, the American Red Cross responded to nearly 64,000 disaster incidents last year alone and helped provide information to thousands of families separated from loved ones by war or disaster.

The services that the American Red Cross provides go beyond disaster relief. Its biomedical services program provides patients in more than 3,000 hospitals nationwide with the latest in high-quality, state-of-the-art blood and tissues services. Last year it provided more than 700,000 emergency and personal services for military personnel and their families, including relaying messages from their families to the three American servicemen held captive by Yugoslav forces. And in communities across the Nation, more than 12 million people received Red Cross instruction in lifesaving techniques last year, ranging from first aid and CPR to water safety and boat handling.

Forming the backbone of the American Red Cross is a vast network of nearly 4.5 million blood donors and 1.3 million dedicated volunteers who ensure that help will be there when and where it is needed. Virtually every community in the United States is served by an American Red Cross chapter, Blood Services region, or both; and as we have seen demonstrated so dramatically over time, no community is immune to the sudden and devastating disasters that require the services and stewardship of the American Red Cross. Each of us owes a lasting debt of gratitude to this extraordinary organization that has given so much to our people, our country, and our world.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the United States of America and Honorary Chairman of the American Red Cross, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 2000 as American Red Cross Month. I urge all the people of the United States to demonstrate support for their local Red Cross chapters and to become actively involved in furthering the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-fourth.



Lenten services scheduled at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Pastor Roger David will conduct services at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AFLC), 1140 N. State St., each Wednesday evening during Lent . The services will be at 7:30 p.m. with fellowship to follow.


Jolly Seniors group announces plans for March 28 meeting

The Jolly Seniors group from Lincoln Christian Church invites those 55-plus to attend our monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 28, at 10 a.m. You will experience a warm fellowship with people who care for one another; an enjoyable time filled with great food, fun and interesting programs; and a spiritual lift to encourage you in your life.

This month’s program will feature Lindy Moore, a forensic scientist with the Springfield Forensic Science Laboratory. He will give a brief overview of the type of work conducted at the lab, as well as answer any questions you might have. Marge Iden, minister of Christian education at Lincoln Christian Church, will lead our devotion and provide special music on the vibraharp. We will also enjoy a baked ham dinner, catered by Guzzardo’s. Suggested cost for the meal is $4.

For free transportation, please contact the church office at 732-7618. The meeting will be held at the church Fellowship Center, 205 N. Hamilton St.


Youth hunter safety course will be held March 24-25

A 10-hour youth hunter safety course will be held at the Lincoln Sportsman Club on Friday, March 24, from 6 to 10 p.m. and on Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The course is sponsored by the Illinois Department of Resources, Lincoln Sportsman Club, and Wal-Mart.

The course is free, but must be attended both days. To register call (217) 732-2151 or (217) 732-4159.


Multiple Sclerosis Society fund-raising walk scheduled

The Multiple Sclerosis Society is holding a fund-raising walk in Lincoln on Sunday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m. at Kickapoo Creek Park. Over 300,000 Americans suffer from multiple sclerosis, a disease of the nervous system.

People or businesses who wish to form teams, volunteer or donate to this MS Walk 2000 should contact Jeanne Handlin at 732-3350 or Toni McDonald at 732-8424 locally, or the Peoria branch at 1-800-423-5774.


Butter braid bread available for Easter

The Lincoln Church of God Ladies Ministries have begun their spring butter braid bread sales. These wonderful dessert breads are available for $8. You can contact the church at 732-8989 to order. These breads will be delivered in time for your Easter dinners!


Zonta scholarship applications available

Students planning a career in the healthcare field may apply now for the scholarships offered by the Zonta Club of Lincoln. Any resident of Logan County who is currently enrolled or has been accepted in a healthcare professional curriculum at an accredited institution is eligible.

Past winners are also eligible, but not students with less than one academic year of study left. Students may be enrolled or accepted in fields such as medicine, nursing, pharmacy, sports medicine or medical technology. The scholarships are available to students enrolled in college or universities anywhere in the United States.

Scholarship forms are available at all high schools in Logan County, Lincoln College, Family Medical Center, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Logan County Health Department, The Christian Village Nursing Home, St. Clara’s Manor, Maple Ridge Care Centre, and at Graue, Medicap or CVS pharmacies.

Forms may also be obtained from Zonta member Marilyn Weingarz, 1425 1307th St., Lincoln, telephone 735-1840. They must be returned to Weingarz by April 1. Completed applications must include, along with personal information, transcripts and three letters of reference.

There are usually several scholarship winners, Weingarz said, with awards ranging from $500 to $1,000. Judging will be done by a committee of community leaders in the health care profession and education as well as members of Zonta.

Zonta is an international service organization formed to advance the status of women worldwide and to provide service to the community. Weingarz stressed, however, that the scholarships are open to both men and women.


Conservation tree sale underway

The Logan County Soil & Water Conservation District will sponsor a tree sale program again this year to encourage more tree planting. The trees may be used for any purpose and planted in town or country. Some uses are these: windbreaks, timber production, wildlife cover, Christmas trees and ornamental planting.

Evergreen species being offered this year include white pine, red pine, Norway spruce, Colorado blue spruce, Douglas fir and Scotch pine. Hardwoods, ornamentals and shrubs being offered are red maple, sugar maple, red oak, white oak, green ash, mountain ash, river birch, black walnut, eastern redbud, white flowering dogwood, red osier dogwood, high-bush cranberry and American bittersweet.

The evergreens will be sold in bundles of 25 and the hardwoods in bundles of five. They will be sold for approximately $1.00-$1.25 per tree. If you cannot use 25 trees, you might want to combine your order with a neighbor's. Individual trees may be purchased for $2 per tree.

Marking flags will be sold as well. These flags may be placed by the trees to help locate them for mowing. A two-year time-release fertilizer tablet is also available. In addition, orders will be taken for tree protectors. These are corrugated plastic wraps that protect the tree from deer, rodents, weather and mowers. The wraps promote straighter and faster growth.

Trees are scheduled to be delivered in April. You will be notified of the exact date for pickup.

Please call the district office at 732-2010, ext. 3, or stop by the office at 1650 Fifth Street Road, Lincoln, for more information and an order form.


Heritage In Flight museum

The Heritage In Flight Museum at the Logan County Airport is open every weekend from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is open during the week by special arrangement by calling 732-3333. The museum contains historical aviation exhibits from as far back as World War I. Donations to the museum have come from Logan County residents who served in the flying branches of the United States military and from military and civilian sources throughout the U.S. Heritage In Flight holds its regular meetings on the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. in the commons room of the airport terminal building. We are always interested in new members who have an interest in helping to maintain the museum and the important and fascinating historical records that it contains. The Heritage In Flight Museum is a non-profit organization.


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