Neighbors, A Day in the Life...,
through Saturday, April 14
disposal of landscape waste
on Broadwell Drive
8 am - 4 pm
American Red Cross
United Methodist Church
Easter egg hunt
Park District Ballroom, 1400 Primm Road
American Red Cross
Noon - 6 pm
10 am - 3 pm
to the Office Professionals" luncheon; for ticket information,
call (217) 735-2385
Knights of Columbus, 217 N. Limit St.
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
and Sunday, April 28 and 29
Clark's Greenhouse Herbal & Country Gardens
Thyme Plant Fair
One mile east of San Jose on Route 136, one-fourth mile south on New
SPECIAL EVENTS: Civil
rights member to speak at Lincoln College, Teen
volunteers can apply for summer work at hospital, Golf
outing planned, Sibling
class scheduled at ALMH, City
landfill welcomes landscape waste, See
Cards vs. Cubs; help local Habitat affiliate, Elkhart
REGULAR POSTINGS FOR
Red Cross, Girl Scouts,
Park District, Logan County
Joint Solid Waste Agency (recycling),
City Historical Society, Oasis
Rock Nine' member to speak at Lincoln College
Thelma Mothershead Wair, one of
the students called "Little Rock Nine," who tested school integration
in 1957, will speak at Lincoln College in the Meyer-Evans Student Center on
Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m.
Mothershead Wair will share her
story of the historic day when nine black students were admitted to the
all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. She will give details about
how it felt to be associated with civil rights history when former Arkansas Gov.
Orval Rubus used the National Guard to block the students from attending the
school, against a court order.
Mothershead Wair graduated from Central High School
and continued her education at Capitol City College in Little Rock and Southern
Illinois University in Carbondale. She earned her teaching certificate and has
taught for many years in the East St. Louis school district. She currently
resides in Belleville. The Lincoln College History Department is sponsoring this
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volunteers can apply for summer work at hospital
are currently being accepted for this summer’s teen volunteer program at
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
volunteers work throughout the hospital, performing a variety of duties in many
different departments. To be eligible for the program, teens must be an eighth
grade graduate and must complete an application form. All teen volunteers must
also complete the training session scheduled on Wednesday, June 13, from 9 a.m.
to noon at the hospital.
are available at ALMH from Barbara Dahm, director of volunteer and special
services. Applications should be filled out and returned in person to the
volunteer office as soon as possible since the class size is limited to 12
participants. A brief interview will be conducted at that time. For more
information, call (217) 732-2161, Ext. 184.
Lincoln Healthcare Foundation has set Friday, June 29, for their seventh annual
golf outing at the Elk’s Country Club in Lincoln. The format will again be a
four-person scramble with a 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. shotgun start. The $75 entry
fee includes greens fee and free cart rental, along with opportunities to win
prizes and awards, including Hole-in-One, Top Foursomes, Longest Putt, Longest
Drive and Closest to the Pin, for both men and women. Also provided are a
continental breakfast and buffet luncheon.
addition to golfing, a variety of sponsorships are available, including Tee,
Cart and Prize Sponsorships. Appropriate recognition and benefits are provided
for each sponsor.
funds raised from the golf outing support the ALMH Care-A-Van service. The
Care-A-Van is a specially equipped van, custom-built to provide non-emergency
transportation for individuals who are wheelchair-bound or need transportation
assistance to get to necessary appointments.
information on player registration or sponsorship opportunities, please call
Cynthia Kelley at (217) 732-2161, Ext. 405.
class scheduled at ALMH
Lincoln Junior Woman’s Club, in conjunction with Abraham Lincoln Memorial
Hospital, is hosting a Special Deliveries sibling class on Sunday, April 22,
from 1 to 3 p.m. in Conference Room A at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, 315
Eighth St., Lincoln. This class is to help children become more comfortable with
having a new brother or sister. The afternoon will consist of safety tips for
children, a tour of the Obstetrics Department, craft time and refreshments.
All ages are
invited to attend. There is no fee for this class, but reservations are
required. For more information or to register for the class, please call the
Obstetrics Department, (217) 732-2161, Ext. 235.
landfill welcomes landscape waste
landfill on Broadwell Drive will be open for two weeks to accept landscape
waste, beginning Sunday, April 1, ending Saturday, April 14. The landfill will
have its gates open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
disposal is free, but people bringing waste must keep all their bags and
containers. Only leaves, branches and similar landscape waste will be accepted.
two weeks, the landfill will resume its regular Wednesday-Saturday schedule,
beginning with Wednesday, April 18.
Cards vs. Cubs; help local Habitat affiliate
County Day, Cardinals vs. Cubs, will be sponsored by the Logan County affiliate
of Habitat for Humanity. The game is Sunday, May 13, at Busch Stadium in St.
Louis. Game time is 1:10 p.m.
available at A.G. Edwards, Lincoln; Union Planters Bank, Lincoln; Farmers State
Bank, Mount Pulaski; Hartsburg State Bank, Hartsburg; Lincoln Elks Golf Shop,
Lincoln; Illini Bank, Lincoln and Elkhart; Bank of Chestnut, Chestnut; and
Atlanta National Bank, Atlanta.
The cost is $20 per ticket, and checks should be made payable to Habitat for
Humanity. Each ticket includes a $2 donation to Habitat.
Chautauqua planned for May 5
history,’ petting zoo, craft
Elkhart Chautauqua for the year 2001 will open at 10 a.m. on May 5. Abraham
Lincoln on horseback will be escorted onto the parade grounds by the Illinois 7th
1 p.m. a Lincoln look-alike contest will be judged. The committee is encouraging
young, beardless Lincolns to take part in the contest, as well as older, bearded
Lincolns. A prize will be awarded to the winner.
"Painless History Alert" is being released to encourage teachers and
students to attend the festivities and learn history while having fun. Nancy
Torgerson will explain "How Children Lived in Lincoln’s Time." She
will tell about games children played in Abe Lincoln’s day, the chores
children were required to do and the clothing they wore. This will be a great
opportunity for young children to look back in time and see how different their
lives might have been if they were born in 1830.
the petting zoo, youngsters can pet angora rabbits, goats, a mini-horse and a
variety of other small animals.
Logan County Craft Guild will give demonstrations on a variety of crafts,
including quilting, bobbin lace, candle-making, soap and spinning.
in the sheep industry will give a herding demonstration on containing sheep and
the production of wool. There will also be a goat-milking demonstration.
American Legion will have a food booth for the sale of pork chops and rib-eye
sandwiches. In addition, there will be other vendor booths selling sandwiches.
more information, call Gillette Ransom, (217) 947-2238.
A price break on
someone wanted to give you $15, a little more or less, every month, would you
take it? Maybe, depends? Well, let’s see, $15 x 12 = $180 per year. Now we’re
talking. How do I get that, you say? Well, that’s the amount you will save by
buying some of your basic groceries through the local SHARE program. (SHARE is
an acronym for Self-Help And Resources Exchange.)
price break is achieved by buying food in bulk. "When we all pool our
money, we can get a better price," says John Sutton, local SHARE
coordinator. Volunteers drive to western Illinois and as far east as Terre
Haute, Ind., for food purchases and pickups. Peoria is the central
clearinghouse. The Peoria Catholic Diocese serves as coordinator of SHARE in
is open to anyone who wants to plunk down their money and perform some community
service," says Sutton. Community service constitutes just about any
activity you would do for someone else, from praying for someone to taking
someone to the hospital — anything to help out your fellow man.
pay only $15 per month. From that total, $14 is used to buy the food, and $1 is
for transportation costs. Last month’s food had an equal value of $28.05 at
the grocery store. It is composed of the same basic everyday kinds of foods. The
food that has been purchased is divided equally, with everyone getting exactly
the same thing. Anyone wanting to see if it is something they would benefit from
is welcome to come by and have a look while the pickup is going on. It’s a
good deal if it is food you would ordinarily buy anyway. It’s essentially half
food pickups are once a month. This month’s pickup is this afternoon from 4 to
5:30 at St. John United Church of Christ. Sutton invites you to "come have
a look." You can sign up for next month’s pickup if it suits you. He and
the other volunteers would like to see lots more people take advantage of this
opportunity. There’s plenty of room for this program to grow.
Anyone who buys groceries
Basic foods sold at great savings
Because it’s a great way to reduce your grocery bill
St. John United Church of Christ, 204 Seventh St.
p.m. April 20
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POSTINGS FOR ORGANIZATIONS
American Red Cross
drives in April
Thursday, April 12, the Atlanta United Methodist Church will host a blood drive from
12:30 to 6:30 p.m.
American Red Cross blood drive on April 18 at the Lincoln Sports Complex
will be sponsored by the Lincoln Kiwanis. Hours will be from noon to 6 p.m.
will be the site for a drive Thursday, April 26, with hours from 10 a.m. to 3
donors reach goals
March, the following people reached goals in their blood donations:
Shanle, 24 gallons; Maurice Doolin, 12; Helen E. Hoagland, eight; Daniel Jones,
five; Cathy J. Renfro and A. Kay Thompson, four each; Amy S. Eads, three; Shawna
L. Sisk and Vivian Worthey, two gallons each; Aimee Dierker, Maribeth Lauth,
Donald D. Wolpert and Julie Piatchek, one gallon each.
to these who continue to give the gift of life.
Activity ideas for
Girl Scouts and others
are some links to websites with lots of ideas that Girl Scout leaders, families
or kids can use.
31 was the last day to sign up for boys baseball and girls softball at the Lincoln Park
Any sign-ups after that result in a late registration fee.
lot of people have called wanting to know when sign-up is for men's and
women's softball. Registration will begin Monday, April 9, and
end May 4. The fees are the same as last year.
ball sign-up begins May 7 and ends May 27. Tee ball is for boys and
girls entering kindergarten through second grade. We are very pleased to
have Curt Nettles and Bob Jones returning as coaches again this year. They
did a great job last year, and we look forward to another "winning"
plans for summer are nearly finalized. The summer brochure will be
out early in May. We encourage you to keep this brochure as a reference so
that you will know what is coming up at your Park District.
have some new and very exciting programs to offer this summer. One of our
new ones will be horseback riding lessons hosted at Liesman
Stables. Longtime horse enthusiast Ann Liesman will be our
instructor. This class size will be limited, and early registration is
twist for summer will be our Crafts Program for Kids. Andrea Niehaus will
be our instructor, and she will feature painting on wood or terra cotta
pots. Each age group will make something different. Andrea returns
to our area after spending many years in South Africa, where she owned and
operated her own art gallery. Mrs. Niehaus will also offer a
two-week session for adults. The first week will be spent making a
predetermined object, and the second week you will be able to select from two or
three different choices of what you want to make.
Logan, program coordinator]
City Historical Society
dance lessons begin in Mason City
Mason City Historical Society is happy to again offer free dance lessons for
people who want to attend the military ball during Mason City’s Living History
Weekend in May. The venture proved to be a lot of fun for those
participating in the free lessons last year.
Civic Center, 120 N. Main St. in downtown Mason City, will open each Thursday
evening at 7 for two hours of fun and instruction. The first session is
Thursday, April 5. This will be a getting-acquainted session and a talk through
the basics. Instructors will be Mr. and Mrs. David Kneiriem.
you ever noticed that when people dance, they wear a smile? You'll be
surprised at what dancing can do for the soul. You'll be even more
surprised what dancing can do for your figure. A slow waltz, which will be
taught, triples your metabolism. Folk and square dancing increases your
metabolism by 5½ times. The Virginia reel, grand march, broom dance,
other period dances and simple squares will be part of the fun.
is going to get you ready to strut your stuff to the music of the 133rd Illinois
Volunteer Regiment Band at the Civil War Ball on Saturday, May 26, in the
beautifully decorated Mason City Illini Central School cafeteria. Though
period attire is not a requirement, free admission will be granted to those
in costumes of the era.
Don't worry if
you don't have a partner. Come learn the dances, get your outfit and a partner
can be arranged just for you. While reliving history, this fun event will allow
you to make history.
years later it’s time to restock a new time capsule
to seal into the new capsule that will replace the 1884 time capsule recently
discovered in Mason City Soldiers Monument are currently being considered by the
Mason City Historical Society. The public is invited to take items of
current interest to the city clerk’s office until the 4 p.m. deadline on April
April 13 a new and somewhat larger time capsule with copies of the 1884 historic
items plus selected 2001 items will be embedded into a bit larger cavity of the
old stone by Arnold's Monument, the company now in charge of re-carving the
Civil War soldiers’ names for the local "Save A Site" project.
newly restored Civil War Soldier's Monument with capsule intact will be set by
the restoration company in time for a May 26, rededication ceremony during
Living History Weekend in Mason City's Memorial Park.
Oasis, Logan County’s Senior Citizen Center, is located at 501 Pulaski St. in
Lincoln. The center is open weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and for Friday and
Sunday night pinochle and other table games. The center is closed on holidays.
Activities are open to all Logan County senior citizens.
luncheon on Thursday, April 12, begins at 11:30 a.m. Join us for a turkey
luncheon with salads, desserts, coffee, door prizes, and music. If you cannot
bring a dish, a $2 donation will be accepted.
Lee Beneze will present a very important program on Monday, April 16, at 10
a.m. His timely topics are "Advanced Directives," "Living
Wills" and "Power of Attorney."
Goodfield Dinner Theater trip will be May 6, and reservations are now being
accepted. The van will leave the Oasis at 11 a.m. The total cost is $30.
55 Alive driving course will be May 22 and 23 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mark
your calendars now and call for reservations for this special course. It is
offered through AARP and presented by Pastor A.J. Goldberger. The cost is only
$10, and successful completion of the course will insure a discount on your
insurance—the discount will vary by company.
thanks for special friends: Oasis Director Dom Dalpoas wants to recognize a
longtime supporter and special friend of the Oasis—John’s Antiques continues
to provide support for the bimonthly newsletters and other special events.
winners: The Friday, March 30, and Tuesday, April 3, pinochle winners were
Marie Spaits and Madeline Moore. The Friday night pinochle winner was Lucky
Eichner. The 5-in-1 winners were Henry Warnisher, Betty Burger and Ken McCrey.
The pool winner was Harley Heath. The Sunday night, April 1, rummy winner was
Betty Burger. The Sunday night pool winner was Alice Thornton.
Hut lunch winner: The special drawing for lunch at Pizza Hut, sponsored by
Maple Ridge Care Centre, was won by Eva MacDixon.
choose to have a Friends of the Oasis membership receive a bimonthly newsletter
in the mail. Call the Oasis, 732-6132, for further information.
County teams will take laps
to celebrate life and fight cancer
about being a community that takes up the fight
12, 2001] The
Logan County Unit of the American Cancer Society cordially invites
you to its fourth annual Relay for Life. The emphasis at this event
is to celebrate the lives of those who have survived cancer and
honor the memories of those who have not. Everyone is invited to
come out and show support for walkers and survivors. There will be
lots of food and entertainment for everyone.
TEAM EVENT TO
p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Saturday
District Recreation Center
just another slumber party
8 p.m. Friday - all night long
festive atmosphere sets the tone in "Tent City." Relay
participants set up camp, make new friends, catch up with old ones,
enjoy local entertainment, play games, share experiences and get a
little shut-eye between laps.
of friends, youth groups and co-workers will soon gather together,
as relay teams spend the night walking on schedules. There will
always be someone walking from the start of the relay Friday evening
until it ends Saturday afternoon. Participants and observers will
enjoy overnight fun, excitement and an all-around good time. There’ll
be music, food, contests, awards and prizes. More than 60 teams are
signed up and nearly 700 people are scheduled to be involved.
here to see teams that have signed up.
over the course of the two days will be supplied by Songbird Kaiero,
with Tony Escobar and Carlo Tanayo; a band from Lincoln Christian
College featuring Anthony Rodriguez and Brent Popejoy; Tim Searby;
the LCHS Jazz Band, directed by Mr. Tony Corpus; cloggers from
Audra's Studio of Dance; Sue Rogers, with keyboard music; and, at
the close, "Amazing Grace," sung by Joy Anderson,
accompanied by Ann Anderson.
only time that there will not be entertainment will be during the
quiet hours from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m., when walking will continue in
silence. The darkness and silence in the peak of this night will be
punctuated by walkers wearing glow-in-the-dark necklaces. It is a
strong reminder that cancer never sleeps.
the event the courageous spirit of those battling cancer will be
Relay For Life, the idea is to have fun while raising money to fight
cancer and provide services to cancer patients and their families.
The relay brings together friends, family, businesses, hospitals,
schools, churches ... people from all walks of life! The team
members are seeking donations prior to the relay from friends,
relatives, employers and associates, all with the goal of finding a
cure for cancer!
survivors walk with courage
9-9:30 a.m. Saturday
you're a cancer survivor, you won't want to miss the cancer
survivors lap, which opens the Relay For Life on Saturday. Cancer
survivors walk the initial lap and are invited to be a part of the
entire event. There were 80 to 100 last year. This lap symbolizes
the courage survivors and their families display and sustain in
should come early to register at 8:30 a.m. There is no cost to you.
A light breakfast will be provided following the survivor walk.
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1 p.m. Saturday — Closing ceremonies begin
have an opportunity to recognize your loved ones with the luminaria
ceremony. Lighted luminaria, purchased by individuals, are decorated
with the names of cancer survivors and those lost to cancer. The
lights will be turned out inside the Recreation Center to observe
the glowing luminaria lining the walking path. Then every name that
has been collected from the luminaria will be read aloud by Judy
Awe. This is an awesome moment honoring cancer survivors and the
memory of those who have lost their battle with the disease.
will be sold at the event until noon Saturday.
you would like to volunteer to help with this event or are looking
to make a donation, you may contact Mary Ellen Martin, 732-3349, or
Kathy Blaum, 732-9372
Relay For Life is a community event. You are invited to join the
fight against cancer.
year’s local sponsors are Family Medical Center, CEFCU, Lincoln
Furniture and Floor Covering, Wal-Mart, Lee’s Home Furnishings and
the right track..
American Cancer Society is the largest private nonprofit funder of
cancer research in the country. Their comprehensive cancer control
program includes cancer research, school and workplace educational
programs, public policy efforts, and direct services to cancer
patients and their families.
year, relays nationwide will raise $188 million for cancer research,
education, advocacy and patient services.
Relay For Life will involve 2 million people in 3,100 events. Last
year, the American Institute of Philanthropy gave the American
Cancer Society an A grade for effectively using donor dollars!
American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary
health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major
health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing
suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and
more information contact the American Cancer Society office at (800)
252-5302 or www.cancer.org, or
from the American Cancer Society
1946, 25 percent of cancer patients survived five years after
diagnosis. Today, survival rate is 60 percent.
the U.S., men have a 1-in-2 lifetime risk of developing cancer.
For women the risk is 1-in-3.
the U.S., one of every four deaths is from cancer, resulting in
more than 1,500 deaths a day.
than half of all cancers may be prevented through healthy
the first time in almost 20 years there has been a decline in
overall cancer incidence and death rates for all cancers.
American Cancer Society has funded 30 Nobel Prize-winning
researchers who have helped save countless lives from cancer.
use is responsible for nearly 1-in-5 deaths in the U.S. Smoking
is the most preventable cause of death in our society.
2015 we are committed to reducing cancer deaths by 50 percent
and reducing cancer incidence by 25 percent.
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Logan County Relay for Life teams
- Lincoln Junior Woman’s
Club—Pam Schreiner, Nobbe Tillman, Inc.
- Lincoln College
- First Baptist Church
- Union Planters Bank
- St. John Joggers
- Busy Bees—LCC #1
- Busy Bees for Life—LCC
- Busy Bees—LCC #3
- North West Wildcat
- FMC—Laya’s Ladies
- Ritchhart Family
- Barn Buddies 4-H
- Millennium Clovers 4-H
- Giddyap Walking Club
- Wally World Walkers #1
- Wally World Walkers #2
- Lady Railers
- National Honor Society
- Lincoln Developmental
- CIB Bank
- Snyder Family
- "Angels All
Around" Lessen Family
- LCHS Team Plesé
- LCHD Rainbow Runners
- State Bank of Lincoln
- Logan County Farm Bureau—Country
- Logan County Farm Bureau
- Investor Steppers
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- Lincoln Park District
- Turner Team
- Ethel’s Angels #1—Eaton
- Ethel’s Angels #2—Eaton
- Ethel’s Angels #3—Eaton
- Elkhart Pacers
- Lincoln Rotary—Graue
- Graue Team/Rotary #2
- ALMH Sassy Strollers
- Heads R Turnin’ #1
- Heads R Turnin’ #2
- Smile Makers—Century
- MII Boomerangs
- Curves for Women
- Northern Lites
- LCHS Student Government
- LCHS Student Government
- Lincoln Furniture
- Red Hot for a Cure
- Paramedic Racers
- Kayla Meister Family
- Carroll Catholic
- Carroll Catholic
- Carroll Catholic
- Chamber Chicks
- The Christian Village
- Chester-East Lincoln
- Sarey Sheridan Sidekicks
- Good Shepherd Lutheran
- Saint Gobain Containers
all across this country and, in fact, around the world, claim roots in
Logan County. They have very interesting stories to tell, and some of them
like to connect with those of us who stayed at home. Logan County Diaspora
publishes the stories of former Logan County residents. With their
permission, we also include their e-mail addresses so that old friends
might be reunited. If you wish to be part of the Logan County
Diaspora, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Henson, now a college teacher in Missouri, remembers Miss Jones,
Jefferson School principal
graduated from LCHS in 1960, attended Lincoln College for a year
and then transferred to Illinois State (then Illinois State Normal
University). I taught at Pekin Community High School for 30
years before taking early retirement in 1994. Since then I
have taught technical communication at Southwest Missouri State
University in Springfield, Mo. For more information about my
career and teaching activities, please visit http://www.smsu.edu/english/dlhpages/dlh.html.
move to Missouri has increased my appreciation of the diversity of
our society. I always wondered what people meant by having
to deal with "culture shock" in moving to a different
section of the country. Here in the Ozarks, there seems to
be a blend of Midwestern, Southern and Western cultural
influences. Let me cite an example of the Western influence.
Missouri is nicknamed the "Show Me" state, and that
often seems to translate as an attitude of "so
what?" or "prove it." The good thing is
that here rugged individualism is alive and well.
a teacher for nearly 37 years, I have been especially interested
in communities composed of students, teachers and
parents. Thus, many of my most vivid Lincoln memories have to
do with school experiences. For example, I attended Jefferson
School from 1949 through 1954 and remember being taught in
fourth, fifth and sixth grades by the principal, Miss
Bernadine Jones. She kept us together as a
class because she had taught most of our parents, aunts and
uncles and so took a special interest in us.
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were the times in which many students regarded teachers with
awe. At the beginning of fourth grade, I was so aware of Miss
Jones' reputation for strictness that on the first day of school I
attempted to avoid her class by enrolling myself in the other
fourth-grade teacher's class. About an hour or so went
by, and I began to relax, thinking I had escaped.
Suddenly, Miss Jones walked briskly into the room. She
sternly asked if I were there and then escorted me to
she did not take me to the nurse's office, where her infamous
wooden paddle prominently hung on the wall, handy for private
lessons. When she took someone for those lessons,
we often heard the results.
three years, our class learned values as well as the
"three R’s." In the way she taught and ran
the school, she exemplified discipline and responsibility and got
respect for it.
would be interested in exchanging other stories with
classmates. For this reason, I have collaborated
with other LCHS classmates in the creation of an interactive
LCHS Class of 1960 site at http://www.geocities.com/lincolnhigh1960/.
behalf of my classmates, I am grateful to Lincolndailynews.com
for helping us use Internet communication as a way to
re-establish our community.
A link to the Internet site for 1960 graduates of LCHS is
available regularly under "Reunions"
in the LDN Diaspora section.)
info on LCHS class reunion
think LDN is just great. I live in San Antonio, Texas, so LDN is
the only way I can keep up on what's happening in Lincoln.
have just one request. Does anybody know when the class reunion
for 1966 is going to be this year? I would really appreciate the
Antonio, TX 78240
infamous Valentine's Day '79 in Tehran
By George McKinney
Day brings back memories for all of us — the sweethearts we gave
flowers to or chocolate candy or kind words to our mothers.
Day for me awakes the memories of being taken hostage in Tehran
that very day. We at the American Embassy in Tehran nicknamed it
the "Valentine's Day Massacre."
about 10 a.m., Feb. 14, 1979, three vehicles pulled up at
strategic locations around the embassy compound and opened fire
with machine guns. Iranian fanatics under the Ayatollah Khomeni
were attacking our embassy with the intent to close it and do
serious bodily harm to the occupants, American and Iranian
employees. Our Marine detachment was able to return fire and hold
them off for about three hours, but were outnumbered and
was caught under heavy gunfire while setting up a
"secure" telephone system in the embassy administrator's
office on the first floor of the embassy. Through the grace of
God, I was able to get upstairs to my own office, located in our
communications vault, which I was in charge of. My staff were
already in the process of destroying sensitive equipment and
classified documents under the direction of my deputy
communications officer. During this same time frame, as many
employees as possible were making it to the vault, which was also
the embassy's "safe haven" location.
firefights were taking place throughout the embassy at this time,
as the Iranians had successfully gotten onto our compound. Some of
our Marines were wounded, some were captured and taken away, and
some people suffered the ultimate — death…
our ambassador was doing what he could to assure the safety for as
many as possible, there was no doubt we were going to have to
surrender the embassy.
yelled to me, "How much more time do you need?" (to
destroy necessary equipment and documents).
told him, "Thirty more minutes," but because of the
atrocities taking place and to save as many lives as possible, we
didn't get that 30 minutes.
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that time, I was on one of our HF radio systems informing our
embassy in Kuwait that we were under attack, surrendering the
embassy and for them to inform the Department of State in
Washington, D.C. The ambassador swung open the vault door and the
Iranians busted in, saw me on the radio and bashed me in the head
with an AK-47. As I got hit, I spun the dial on the radio so they
would not know our radio frequency.
I regained consciousness, armed Iranians were everywhere and were in
the process of removing us from the vault. As they removed us, they
body-searched us and forcefully took us to a large area to
physically control us. They had us get on our knees with our hands
behind our heads. We were held there for some time and physically
abused at their whim.
were later removed to the outside of the embassy and placed in front
of a machine gun that had been set up. Many things took place at
this time that I won't go into, but the international press
(numerous) showed up, and that most likely saved our lives. I had
been injured earlier, besides being hit in the head and again beaten
when taken outside of the embassy. We were later taken to the
ambassador's residence, located on the compound.
employees were released during the next days and weeks, but I did
not leave until all of my staff were safe and accounted for and also
safely gotten out of Tehran.
was not my first encounter with terrorism, as I had been kidnapped
in Fort Lamy, Tchad, in 1968. I believe my prior experience in the
Marines, having served in unstable countries prior to being assigned
to Iran, most likely prepared me for what took place.
course, not learning from these experiences, I continued to
volunteer for the trouble spots around the world during the rest of
my career in the Foreign Service.
is one Valentine’s Day I will never forget.
A. McKinney, Pharr, Texas]
Renner writes in
a native Logan County resident, after high school in Mount Pulaski
I went to the Navy in 1956. After getting out of the Navy in 1960,
I moved to Southern California and spent most of 17 years working
as a construction welder working out of the Boilermakers Union.
Got tired of looking through a dark lens, so went to driving a
truck cross-country for KLM out of Jackson, Miss., but now retired
and living in Sun City, Ariz., enjoying the heat and the fishing.
if any of the old bunch are still around, get in touch. I hear
from George McKinney from time to time (alias Buster). I am sure
he will like that.
three of my girls live in Lincoln. Oldest is a nurse; No. 2 works
in a factory in Lincoln; No. 3 — don’t know what she is doing.
to all of my old classmates in Mount Pulaski, and live long and
contact me send e-mail to email@example.com.
I have visited the Daily News several times, this was my
first time in this section — really like it. Like many others
have said, this column is a good place to get in touch and find
friends you have not seen or heard from for years.
am Wayne Franz:
from LCHS in 1956 and left almost immediately for a career in the
United States Air Force — almost 22 years, and [I’ve] seen a
good part of the sphere we live on.
from the service in 1979 and settled in the Great Northwest —
Everett, Wash., to be exact.
the Boeing company and, as part of the AOG (Airplane on Ground)
team, managed to see quite a bit more.
from Boeing this past August.
a wonderful California woman 42 years ago; have two daughters and
not been back to Lincoln as often as I probably should have, but
do think of it often. We are planning a visit this coming summer.
Still have sisters in Atlanta and Springfield and a brother in
Charleston. I have many fond memories of Lincoln.
can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schriber hopes to find old friends from Lincoln
live in Liberty, Mo., just north of Kansas City. I left Lincoln
around 1984 and spent some time in Montana and now here. I miss
Lincoln at times and hope to find some of my old friends from
there. I keep in touch with only one to date. This website is the
first link I have had with Lincoln other than my family and I
Eichelberger still gets homesick for the Lincoln area
graduated from L.C.H.S. in 1956 and would love to hear from some
have been gone from the Lincoln area for over 20 years. I still
get homesick even after so many years. I lived in Lincoln for
eight years and then moved to a small town (Emden), where we lived
for the next 22 years. We lived in Clearwater for 16 years and
moved to Odessa Fla., which is really northwestern Tampa several
years ago, as we wanted to be in the country again.
my husband, Wayne, and I are farm people and my parents lived in
Lincoln until their deaths. The city was fine for a while but as
they say, you can take us out of the country but you can't take
the country out of us. We have over an acre of land here and
really like living where we can hear the birds and see the horses
and llamas daily. Yes, I did say llamas, our neighbor has six of
them and they are beautiful.
would be nice to hear from people that I used to know.
Former residents Len and Rita
Remmert "sure enjoy reading LDN"
everyone in Lincoln/Logan County.
and I have lived in Henderson, Nev., for 16 years now and get back
to Lincoln quite often, but I check the LDN every day to see
what's happening. I was thrilled when my sister, Lana Miller, told
me about this.
used to co-own Landauer's in Lincoln. I sell real estate in the
Las Vegas valley, and Len is sales manager for a ready-mix
concrete company. Our son, Chad, is married with one daughter and
expecting a son in November. He and his wife, Sandee, work for
Southwest Airlines here in Las Vegas.
attend Central Christian Church, where Gene Appel, former
Lincolnite, is senior pastor. We just moved into a brand new
church building that seats approximately 3000 people.
would like to see more letters from people who have moved away
from Lincoln/Logan County, so let's hear from you.
copy of local birth certificate
was born in Lincoln but moved away quite a few years ago. I
recently moved and can not seem to locate my birth certificate. I
am going on a trip to Canada in a week and would like to have my
certificate. Can you tell me who I should contact about getting
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can get that information from the county clerk's office,
Brad Boss serves with the Army in
a person who is lucky enough to call Lincoln my hometown, I just
wanted to say what a great Web site you have.
am a resident of Lincoln not currently living there, because of my
job. I'm serving on active duty with the Army at Fort Campbell,
was born and raised in Lincoln, and have come to appreciate just
what kind of community I come from. Lincoln isn't the biggest town
I've lived in, and actually I guess it's about the smallest town
I've lived in. Both of my parents, Roger and Connie Boss, and for
that matter most of my immediate family, still live in Lincoln.
mom routinely clips out sections of the Courier and sends them to
me so I can keep up on what's going on back home. Recently they
showed your Web site to me, and Mom, I think you can retire the
scissors. It's great that I can just pull it up on the Web and see
what my friends and family are doing, no matter if I'm in Korea or
have a good thing going here. It helps all of us out here from
feeling so homesick when we can't go take a walk around the
courthouse square or down Broadway to the Depot.
again for a great Web site, and keep up the good work...
Dye would like to communicate with classmates
my name is Brad Dye and I graduated from LCHS in 1960. I attended
the old high school, near downtown, for two years and then the new
high school at the edge of town when it opened.
have hardly been back to Lincoln since I graduated. My parents
moved to Decatur and I went off to see the world. So far, that
desire to see the world has taken me to about 55 countries. I
often think of Lincoln and wonder what has happened to my old
friends in the last 40 years.
live in Dallas now and work for a radio paging company, which will
be no surprise to those who remember me as an avid ham radio
sister Pam, who lives in Miami Beach, and I are both wondering if
there will be a class reunion this summer for the class of 1960?
We would like to attend. If anyone knows about this (date, time,
place, etc.), please let me know by e-mail to: BradDye@swbell.net
[address updated 3-27-01]
and to Pam at: email@example.com.
would love to communicate by e-mail with any of my former
have a homepage on the Internet at: http://braddye.com
‘Doc’ Chandler lists memories of
have fond memories of Lincoln as I was growing up...
Lincoln Lakes was the place to go in the summer time.
used to play basketball pickup games at the Central School outside
courts. I couldn't believe the last time I was home in Lincoln…The
drinking fountain is still by the basketball courts.
can remember the racetracks and the A&W root beer stand.
Dairy was on Woodlawn Road…the old football field on Woodlawn…
watermelon festival in the summertime... I was in my 30s when I
found out that Lincoln used watermelon juice to christen the city
with the name Lincoln. As a matter of fact, I am related to
Abraham Lincoln, very distantly. My father (Warren Chandler),
whose mother’s name was Edna Lincoln, was the connection.
Logan County Fair, where, if you are by the beer tent, you might
meet someone you haven't seen in a long time…
also have fond memories of all my sporting endeavors at Lincoln
Community High School (LCHS).
still come back for my high school reunions
to Sharon Webster and Tim Harmon … good friends.
am glad that Lincoln has stayed about the same size. I live in San
Antonio, Texas, and believe me, if I could, Lincoln would be the
place for me.
am an avid reader of Lincoln Daily News. The reason for
this is because I no longer live there, but was born and raised
there, and it always remains in my mind. I am always looking to
see something or someone I may remember from when I was there.
really enjoy Diaspora, but not enough people are getting into it.
I wish there was something I could do to raise that interest.
on Lincolnites, get on that computer and let us know what and how
you are doing. (Go Railsplitters.)
recalls Lincoln Skateland
Brainard moved to Lincoln with his family when he was in sixth
grade. He graduated from LCHS in 1979 and lived here until 1986.
likes to remember the Indian summers and the skating rink, which
his parents owned from 1972 to 1979. He thinks he misses the
winter least and the summer most. "Compared to where I spend
most summers, Lincoln’s weather is mild and wonderful," he
enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1986 and has been stationed in
Georgia, Germany, Korea and Arizona. He was deployed to the Iraq
area for Desert Storm. "Each station and area has had its own
beauty," he says, "but not one of them was home."
am still on active duty in the Army. My specialty is
communications. I work as a satellite communications network
engineer and all-around communications techie. I enjoy several
veterans associations – especially the American Legion and the
3rd Armored Division veterans (Spearhead) association."
local family members are his parents, Charles and Carol Brainard;
his brother, David, who just bought a house in Lincoln; and a
sister, Laurie Armstrong. "My folks still live there at the
homestead," he says. "The rest of us have scattered
across the nation." Linda Jamison, another sister, resides in
Shirley, Ill., and his sister Susan Conver lives in the
Raleigh-Durham, N.C., area.
closing, he tells us, "Enjoy your freedom? Thank a
remembers Lincoln Lakes
Weindorf lived in Logan County from 1934 to 1946 and then from
1957 to 1959.
his years in Lincoln he says, "I like to remember my friends,
the Arcade soda fountain, the old Recreation Center, the Lincoln
Lakes and much more."
was pretty much raised in Boys Town outside of Omaha," he
explains. "I got an opportunity to run Omaha Magazine and so
I returned to Omaha."
now owns and operates a group home for 20 at-risk boys.
love the range of weather we have here, the marvelous steak
houses, the museums and the outside recreational facilities,"
still has relatives living in Lincoln and gets back for a short
visit every few years.
can contact Weindorf via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
compares with e-mail and Web pages" to keep friends in touch
have lived in the Fort Myers, Fla., area for the last 14 years. I
have tried to keep in touch by phone, mail, etc. with my friends
in Illinois. Nothing compares with e-mail and Web pages to
accomplish this! Many thanks to the people who started lincolndailynews.com.
It is firmly placed in my favorite places and I check it every
Fort Myers, FL
makes Germany closer to home
We just heard about
the lincolndailynews.com and are enjoying keeping up with
latest. We are currently living in Germany and now we don't feel
so far from home.
Tom and Kristy (Smith) Yarcho
remains close to her heart
you so much for the opportunity to stay posted on the happenings
in my hometown! I am currently living in the North Georgia
mountains, but my children spend the summers in Lincoln visiting
their grandparents, and they love to look at the pictures of
places in Lincoln and stay familiar with their "summer
surroundings" After viewing the message board that one other
Lincoln site has, I think I will stick with lincolndailynews.com,
where I can see the news that I want to see....how things
are progressing, and the good that still comes from my
little hometown. Keep up the good work! Lincoln may be 700 miles
from my home, but is much closer to my heart!
second column of letters]
traveler keeps up on Lincoln
you for lincolndailynews.com. My name is Denise and I am living
in the Port Charlotte, Fla., area. I am getting established in
real estate here in Southwest Florida after moving to this area
within the last year from the north of England.
lived in Lincoln until I was 27 in 1983, before starting a world
traveling lifestyle. Although living thousands of miles away
(i.e., Texas, California, Australia, England) over the years, I
have managed to return to see my family, friends, and just to see
Lincoln every six months on average. Now that plans have it that
visits will be less often, it is absolutely great to have lincolndailynews.com
for that Lincoln connection.
parents are down here for 'The Season." January to April.
They are enjoying the benefits of the new lincolndailynews and
the latitude of Florida, that of sun, warm, wildlife and the new
pool construction going on in my back yard with the golf course
view. Ya' all come down now! :o)
you won't miss out on any Lincoln area news either! I am so
excited about lincolndailynews that I am starting a classified
ad to help readers learn more about wintering in Florida.
Denise Radcliffe Wood
resident likes Lincoln photos
Great Web page.
My brother just sent me the link to the website so that I can
keep up with the news from back home. I left Lincoln back in
1963 for the Air Force. I currently reside in Alabama but
Lincoln is never far from my mind. I truly enjoyed seeing the
pictures of the different places around town and what is going
on. Keep up the good work.
Dale A. Lowe
class reunion in cyberspace for 1960 graduates of LCHS
of ’76 plans reunion
10, 2001] Saturday,
Aug. 4, is the date set for the reunion of the Lincoln Community
High School graduating class of 1976. A golf outing and dinner at
the Elks Lodge in Lincoln is being planned. Twenty-five years have
passed since graduation, and the planners need help locating
several classmates. If anyone knows the address, or a person to
call to get the address, of the classmates listed below, please
call or e-mail Janice Greer at (217) 735-2621, email@example.com.
Thank you for your help.
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