Adelines invite guests to rehearsal
now that the children are back in school, or maybe you are yourself back in
school, and you are looking for a break in the routine, the Bloomington Chapter
of Sweet Adelines is inviting you to visit their rehearsal, Nov. 7, 7 to 9 p.m.,
at First Christian Church, 401 W. Jefferson, Bloomington. For additional
information, telephone (309) 473-2285 or (309) 452-8843.
release from Bloomington chapter of Sweet Adelines]
4-H Club reports on recent meeting
of Chester 4-H Club met Oct. 15 in the Logan County Extension Office. The
following leaders were installed: Kim Steffens, president; Andrew Fulton, vice
president; Elizabeth Brooks, secretary; John Brooks, treasurer; and Aaron
Fulton gave a demonstration of magic. Daniel Fulton displayed his insect
collection. Andrew Fulton demonstrated the use of circuits and electricity.
Upcoming events were announced.
on yeast baking offered Nov. 9
program called "Yeast Breads Made Easy" will be presented by Marion
Cassens of Lincoln from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Extension Building
on the northwest corner of the fairgrounds.
Cassens will give tips to make your baking easier, demonstrate a variety of ways
to serve different products from the same dough, and let you taste the goodies
in the process!
lesson is for both man and women of all ages. We especially encourage those who
have never tried yeast baking and those who would like to add to their skills.
This is the perfect opportunity to try something new, with an end result your
whole family will enjoy.
more information, please call the Extension office at 732-8289.
County Extension announcement]
Park District announces upcoming programs
Park District has a busy fall lining up for you.
FunFest is Monday, Oct. 30. We have teamed up with Maple Ridge Care
Centre, 2202 N. Kickapoo St., for the frightfully fun event. Everyone is
invited to trick or treat from 4 to 6 p.m. only at Maple Ridge. Then from
6:30 to 8:30 please join us at Lincoln Park District on the indoor tennis courts
for games, fun, treats, and the costume parade and contest. Keepsake
photos will be offered again this year for $1.50. The full night of fun is
FREE, due in a large part to the generous support of many Lincoln businesses.
volleyball has started.
basketball is set to start Wednesday, Nov. 1.
are once again offering basic dog obedience classes. The sessions will
start on Monday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. If necessary a second class will
begin at 7:45. We may ask our adults to move to this session in order to
get school-aged children home earlier. Owners and handlers must be a
minimum of 8 years of age. Proof of inoculation is required at the time of
registration. Owners and handlers must provide a 6-foot leather leash and a
chain or choke collar. Bob Spickard will be the instructor. The
classes will continue on Mondays for four weeks. Call for cost.
lessons will begin on Nov. 11 and conclude on Dec. 16. Lessons will be
on the indoor tennis courts at the Rec Center. Instruction on the basics
of serving, the swing techniques and rules will be covered. Jason Hanson
will be the instructor. Hanson lettered in tennis three years in high
school and later returned to coach the high school tennis team. Under his
tutelage they won their first-ever sectional first place. Jason has more
than five years experience officiating several sports and has worked extensively
with youth. Classes are being offered to youth in kindergarten through
sixth grade. Instruction for adults is also being offered. Call
Lincoln Park District at 732-8770 for the times each age division will
play. The six-week course has a fee.
One of the
programs we are working on for the winter months is called Third
Saturday Crafts. On the third Saturday morning in the months of
January, February and March, we will offer area youth the opportunity to make a
craft project. January and February projects are still in development, but
in March we will make wooden birdhouses. Each participant will make two
birdhouses: one for themselves and the other to be placed in one of our local
Park District news release]
group changes meeting date to Nov. 14
of the general election, the Lincoln Writing Club has changed the date of their
monthly meeting from Nov. 7 to Nov. 14. The meeting will be in the Keys Room of
the Lincoln Public Library and will begin at 6 p.m. Anyone interested in writing
is invited to attend. For further information, you may call Rebecca Johnson at
announces trip to Taylorville's Nashville North
are invited to head to Taylorville's Nashville North by mini-van to enjoy the 5
p.m. concert of Janie Fricke and Rex Allen Jr. on Saturday, Nov. 18. A group
will leave from The Oasis at 501 Pulaski St. in Lincoln at 3:30 p.m.
is suggested that those attending have a light dinner before the trip, and there
will be a dessert stop on the way home.
$29 fee due at registration pays for a concert ticket and transportation. People
are encouraged to register soon, as space is limited.
more information, call The Oasis, 732-6132.
Oasis Senior Center is operated by the Senior Citizens of Logan County, Inc., a
not-for-profit organization. The Oasis is funded in part by the United Way.
Seniors of all ages are invited to participate in trips and other programs and
services of the Senior Center.
announces fall programs
Intellectual & Nurturing Courses (LINC), an affiliate of the Elderhostel
Institute Network, announces the fall 2000 session, with programs on Tuesday
and Thursday, Nov. 14 and 16.
is LINC? It is a peer-driven organization that incorporates small educational
groups who learn from each other for the sheer joy of learning. LINC provides
college-level course work on a noncredit basis. The membership is involved in
decision making. In addition to determining curriculum, members may be active in
recruiting new members and developing social programming. If you are over 55,
enjoy the challenge of learning and live within driving distance of Lincoln, you
are a perfect potential member of LINC. Annual $5 dues for LINC membership
entitle you to participate in spring and fall courses.
is the fall schedule:
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 9:30-10:30 a.m., The Oasis, 501 Pulaski, Lincoln
811 muggles! For both experienced and uninitiated Harry Potter fans, come and
find out what the latest craze in children's literature is all about. Millions
of readers of all ages are enjoying J.K. Rowling's delightful series of books
about Harry Potter, the young wizard. Join LINC's own Marty Hargett to discover
why the books are so popular and to discuss their social impact.
Thursday, Nov. 16, 9:30-10:30 a.m., The Oasis, 501 Pulaski, Lincoln
the beauty of Celtic music at this fascinating program. MeLane Coulter will
trace the history of Celtic music while demonstrating Celtic pieces on a harp,
dulcimer and bodhran (Irish war drum). What a great way to start your day!
registration information, call or visit Oasis Senior Center, 501 Pulaski St. in
Optimist Club announces essay contest
Lincoln Optimist Club is sponsoring its fourth annual essay contest. This year’s
contest is entitled "Are We Losing Our Freedom?" All high school
students under 19 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2000, in grades 10, 11 and 12 are
eligible to participate, according to Bob Wood, club contest chairman.
Lincoln club will select a first, second and third-place winner in its contest,
and the first-place entry will automatically be forwarded to the district
contest, where it will be judged against the winning entries from clubs in the
Springfield area district.
first, second and third-place winners will receive scholarships in the amounts
of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 respectively. In addition to the scholarship, the
first-place winner receives an expense-paid four-day trip with his or her
parents to the Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge, Penn., in July for the
Freedom and Leadership Conference.
essays must be original and must be submitted by Dec. 31 to the Lincoln Optimist
Club. For information, please contact Bob Wood, Contest Chairman, 166 Ninth St.,
Lincoln, IL 62656; phone (217) 735-4232.
Dye of Lincoln was the 1999-2000 scholarship winner for the Lincoln Optimist
Club and was also the second place winner for the Illinois District. Milton
Wiggers, past governor of the Illinois District, presented Miss Dye with the
Illinois District plaque.
International is one of the largest and most active service organizations, with
over 150,000 members in 4200 Optimist clubs in the United States, Canada and
other nations. Promoting "Friend of Youth," Optimist clubs conduct
service projects which reach six million young people each year.
Optimist Club news release]
November blood drives announced
School District No. 27 will sponsor the American Red Cross blood drives
on Nov. 1 and 15 at the Lincoln Sports Complex. Hours for both
drives will be from noon until 5 p.m.
9, the United Methodist Church in Atlanta will have a drive with hours
1 to 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 10, St.
Peter's Church in Emden will have a drive from 2 to 6 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 13, Lincoln
College will have a drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 20, Lincoln
Christian College will be the site for a drive from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Blood is a continuing
need, and everyone is urged to come give blood at one of these drives
so that when you, your family or friends need blood, it will be
During October the
following donors reached goals in their donations: Edna D. Miller,
eight gallons; Kirk E. Dobihal and Andy Schwenk, one gallon each.