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Thanks from Logan County Arts Association


To the editor:

On behalf of the Logan County Arts Association I would like to personally thank the people of Lincoln and surrounding area for their support of our first event, "Music, Magic, and More," sponsored by Gossett Decorator Studio.

We look forward to our next event, on Oct. 11 at the Lincoln Theater. We will be showing "Casablanca" in the original uncut version. Check out our great 1940s vintage period poster of the movie located on the south-side front window of the theater.

As always, thanks for supporting the arts.


Marshall H. Jacobs


Logan County Arts Association

Junior high students raise funds for Red Cross


To the editor:

Lincoln Junior High School Builders Club, sponsored by the Kiwanis of Lincoln and Mrs. Carol Gleason of LJHS, raised over $711 for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The students took donations from their family, friends, teachers and fellow students. Mrs. Barb Coffey’s second hour class made red, white and blue pins and sold them for $1 each. The class raised $164, which they gave to the Builder’s Club to donate, for a total of $875.02.

Elise Valdes, Patty Carmitchel, Brittany Uhlry and Victoria Jones took the money to the American Red Cross Donation Center and presented the money to Mrs. Carrie Granitto on behalf of Lincoln Junior High School. The Builders Club members went to the Logan County Bank with Mrs. Granitto to deposit the money in the Red Cross fund.

Thank you to all students, teachers, staff and community members who helped make our drive a big success.

Carol Gleason

Flag stolen


To the editor:

In these days of despair it really saddens me to know that someone would stoop so low as to steal the American flag that we had displayed on the front of our house.  We hung the flag there to show our support to all of the families that were affected on 9-11-01, and today I came home to find that that flag had been STOLEN!!!!!

I really hope that the individuals responsible felt that their need was greater and that it really wasn’t some petty disagreement between kids on a school bus, as I have been [led] to believe.

This particular flag also has a sentimental value. It was laid across my husband’s uncle’s casket when he passed away.  If this flag was to mysteriously reappear on our front porch, I honestly believe that no one would say a word — just be happy that it was returned.

If there is anything that you can do, I would greatly appreciate it.

Angie McKinlay



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Lincoln Daily News
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