Community domestic abuse seminar scheduled

The Domestic Abuse and Violence Task Force of the Healthy Communities Partnership of Logan County will sponsor an educational seminar on Domestic Abuse and Violence on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lincoln Park District Ballroom, 1400 Primm Road in Lincoln. Andrea Shaner of Sojourn Shelter and Services will give the presentation. This seminar is designed as an overview of the dynamics of domestic abuse, how to identify it and resources to deal with it. There is no cost for the seminar, and businesses, social services agencies, churches and the general public are encouraged to attend.

For more information or to volunteer to serve on the Domestic Abuse and Violence Task Force, contact Debby Cook, Logan County Health Department, at (217) 735-2317.


ALMH hosts Senior Sunday luncheon

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, 315 Eighth St. in Lincoln, is hosting a Senior Sunday luncheon in the hospital cafeteria on Sunday, Feb. 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The public is invited to attend. It is a full lunch for only $3.50 per person. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. For more information or to register for the luncheon, please call the hospital’s dietary department at (217) 732-2161, Ext. 195. The deadline to register is Saturday, Feb. 3.

[ALMH news release]

Red Cross offers local training in CPR

American Red Cross class sessions covering CPR, infant and child CPR, and first aid will be Jan. 24 and 25 at 125 S. Kickapoo in Lincoln. Class hours will be from 6 to 10 the first evening and from 5 to 10 the second evening.

A challenge class on Saturday, Jan. 27, is for people who have had previous training and need to be recertified. That class will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. At 8 a.m. the same day, there will be a class on CPR for professional rescuers.

Preregistration is required. Call 732-2134 for further information. Office hours are from noon until 4 p.m. weekdays.


Register for movies and popcorn, stories and crafts

The Lincoln Public Library will be hosting Friday afternoon movies in the annex from 3:30 to 5 on Jan. 12 and 19. The movies featured will be "The Tigger Movie" and "The Little Mermaid II." Popcorn and fruit drinks will be provided. Please call the library at 732-5732 to register for this program.

The winter/spring programming schedule at the Lincoln Public Library begins on Feb. 5. Preschool story times are Monday and Tuesday mornings at 10 and Monday evenings at 6. A new program is being added in conjunction with the 10 a.m. Monday and Tuesday story times: a lap sit story time for babies from birth to 2 years of age and their mothers. Craft time will resume on Feb. 8 and will continue at 1 and 3:30 on Thursday afternoons through April 12. The American Girl Club will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. and will continue to meet the first Tuesday of the month through May 1. Please call the library at 732-5732 to register for these programs.

[Lincoln Public Library news release]

You're invited to an afternoon of free bowling

The Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Task Force invites you to an afternoon of free bowling from noon to 4 on Sunday, Feb. 11, at Logan Lanes, 1750 Fifth St. in Lincoln. Bowling shoes, food and soft drinks will be provided.

The event is sponsored by the ATOD Task Force of the Healthy Communities Partnership.

Salt Creek Prairie Daughters of the American Revolution plan January meeting 

The Mason City chapter of the NSDAR will have their regular monthly meeting on Saturday, Jan. 27.  A one o'clock luncheon at Steve's Family Restaurant will be in honor of Mrs. Charles Taft, Illinois State Division V director, who will be the keynote speaker.

Special recognition will be given to Illini Central School students receiving special DAR awards.

Hostess for the meeting will be Mrs. Steve Harvey.  Members should note the time change from normal meeting dates. Guests are always welcome.


Lincoln Community Theatre looking to fill positions

Lincoln Community Theatre is looking for talented people to assume the paid positions of artistic director, technical director and musical accompanist for each production of the 2001 summer season.

The LCT board will have interviews by appointment for these positions on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 4, in the parish hall of Trinity Episcopal Church, 402 Pekin St.

Interested individuals may contact LCT secretary Roger Boss, 521 Comet in Lincoln, or call (217) 732-8762 for information or to set up an appointment. Appointments will be scheduled through Feb. 2.

Scheduled for the coming season are "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown," June 8-16; "Moon Over Buffalo," July 13-21; and "The Wiz," Aug. 3-11. All performances will be given in the Johnston Center for the Performing Arts on the Lincoln College campus. A children’s theater production is also being considered for late June.

A scheduled six-week rehearsal period plus one week of technical preparation in the theater prior to the performance is required by board policy for each production. Musical accompanists will be requested to perform a short selection that best displays their talents. Director candidates will be asked to include necessary staff personnel to assist them, to be able to suggest ideas about sets, costumes, special effects and any other technical suggestions that they may deem advisable. The LCT board maintains the rights of censor with regard to appropriate material selection.

[LCT news release]

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Five chances in January to give the gift of life

The Logan County Home Extension Association will sponsor two blood drives at the Lincoln Sports Complex. Jan. 3 hours will be from noon until 5 p.m., and Jan. 17 hours will be from noon until 6 p.m.

Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln will host a drive Jan. 23, with hours from 2 to 7 p.m.

Atlanta Christian Church will be the site for a drive Jan. 11, from noon until 6 p.m.

Mount Pulaski Christian Church will host a drive Jan. 31, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Due to the holiday season and wintry weather, there is a need for more blood, so people are urged to mark these dates on their calendar and come give the gift of life — their blood.


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