Holland history books available by reservation
New Holland prepares for its 125th anniversary, 1875 - 2000, New
Holland pictorial history books are now available. Only 100 books
remain to be sold. The book will not be reprinted. If you are
interested in a book, you can reserve one by sending $25 (plus $3.50
for shipping if you want it mailed) to Lila Conklen, 100th Avenue, New
Holland, IL 62671.
hymnals go online at Jessie
C. Eury Library
Jessie C. Eury Library on the campus of Lincoln Christian College and
Seminary is pleased to announce the debut of "Hymnals of the
Stone-Campbell Movement: Enos E. Dowling Hymnal Collection" on
their website at www.lccs.edu/library/hymnals.
This online collection of more than 9,000 hymns from selected rare 19th-century
hymnals features works by Alexander Campbell, J. T. Johnson, Walter
Scott, and Illinois residents such as Barton W. Stone, Silas W.
Leonard and the Fillmore Brothers. The Office of the Illinois
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White funded this project
with a $34,000 digitalization grant.
viewers may browse through the pages of 19 selected hymnals, view a
scanned image of the actual page from the hymnal, and access more than
300 tune-related audio files. The title, first line, lyrics or
composer of each hymn can be searched. Information such as the hymn's
meter and tune is also available. The website also offers a background
sketch of the Stone-Campbell Movement in Illinois, a timeline of the
Stone-Campbell Movement hymnals and information about pivotal hymnals,
writers, publishers and compilers.
Dowling, former academic dean at LCS, gathered some 2,000 hymnals
throughout his lifetime, including nearly 200 affiliated with the
Restoration Movement that arose from the 19th century
Stone-Campbell religious heritage on the American frontier. His
collection is one of the largest-known compilations of hymnals
representing this religious movement and serves to illustrate changing
religious musical styles. Nancy J. Olson, project director and library
director for the Jessie C. Eury Library, considers this website a
"technical tribute" to Dowling and his desire to preserve
the heritage of religious music.
project has received similar praise from across the country for its
part in the preservation of historical music and the history of the
Stone-Campbell Movement. Prior to their Internet availability, access
to the rare hymnals was limited to patrons of the Jessie C. Eury
Library, which owns the collection. Bonnie Travers, University of
Arizona special collections librarian, says the site provides a way
for Stone-Campbell Movement history to be accessible "worldwide
through the Internet." "I was very impressed," she
adds. Marsha Harper, Abilene Christian University library director,
agrees: "I haven’t seen anything to equal it."
group announces auditions for musical
7 will be having auditions for the first show of its 2000-2001 season,
the romantic musical comedy, "She Loves Me." The cast will
include seven principal male characters and two principal female
characters, plus various other roles, for a total cast of 11 to 20.
dates are Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 11 and 12, at 7 p.m. at the
Decatur Civic Center Theatre. Everyone is invited to try out for Theatre
prepared for an audition:
Loves Me," sponsored by Behnke and Company Inc., is a romantic
musical about bickering co-workers who carry on a passionate
correspondence — unknowingly with one another.
dates are Nov. 3-5 and 10-12 at the Decatur Civic Center Theatre.
more information, contact Robert C. Olson at (217) 428-1784 or by
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Cross appeals for blood
to a blood shortage nationwide, the American Red Cross is asking for
immediate blood donations to boost critical low supplies. There is
urgent need for all blood types.
County Red Cross is appealing to donors to come out to give blood.
will be a blood drive on Sept. 20 at the Lincoln Sports Complex, with hours
from noon until 5 p.m. Appointments may
be made for this drive by calling (800) 728-3543, Ext. 1441.
activities typically cause a slump in donations, and the Heart of
America Blood Region is concerned about maintaining adequate blood
August, the following people reached goals in their blood donations:
William Tebrugge, 28 gallons; Mark Seggelke, 17; Walter L. McLaughlin
and Dale E. Klockenga, 11 each; Alan Pegram, 9; Terri L. Hauter and
Phillip Gillen, 6 each; Sheila McCleary, 5; Gerald Gresham and Walter
D. Zorn, 4 each; Norma Turner, 2; and Paul R. Eckert, Charles Ruben
and Stacie Treakle, 1 gallon each.
Replacement Training announced
Replacement Training (A.R.T.) is a program that enables students to
take control of their behavior and learn to respect themselves and
others. A.R.T. covers four basic areas: empathy, pro-social skills,
anger control and character education.
A.R.T. program will be taught to parents with children at any Lincoln
or Logan County School. Classes will be at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 21, Oct.
5 and Oct. 19 at the Lincoln Area YMCA's Activity Center at 721 Wyatt
Ave. (former Odd Fellows gymnasium). Please note that the dates and
location have been changed. Parents should plan to attend all
more information, please contact Keith Backes at 735-3535.
Backes, District 27, and Sarah Farris, Lincoln Area YMCA]
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.
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.
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.