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October 2001

Friday, Oct. 19
SPONSOR: Lincoln College
WHO: Public, by admission
WHAT: "Rimers of Eldritch"
WHERE: Johnston Center for Performing Arts at Lincoln College
8 pm

Saturday, Oct. 20
SPONSOR: St. John United Church of Christ
WHAT: Germanfest

WHERE: St. John United Church of Christ, Eighth Street parking lot
WHEN: 9 am - 5 pm; meal served 11 am - 5 pm

WHO: Public
WHAT: 1850s open house

WHERE: Mount Pulaski Courthouse
WHEN: noon-8 pm

SPONSOR: Knapp/Chesnut/Becker Historical Society
WHAT: Turkey supper and historical displays

WHERE: New Holland-Middletown School, Middletown
WHEN: 4-7 pm

SPONSOR: Lincoln College
WHO: Public, by admission
WHAT: "Rimers of Eldritch"
WHERE: Johnston Center for Performing Arts at Lincoln College
8 pm

Sunday, Oct. 21
SPONSOR: United Way of Logan County
WHO: Public
WHAT: Pancake and sausage breakfast
WHERE: American Legion Hall, 1740 Fifth St.
7 am - 1 pm

SPONSOR: Lincoln College
WHO: Public, by admission
WHAT: "Rimers of Eldritch"
WHERE: Johnston Center for Performing Arts at Lincoln College
2 pm

Monday, Oct. 22
SPONSOR: Lincoln Public Library
WHO: Public
WHAT: "On the Road with Antiques," featuring Rob and Joy Luke of Luke Auctions

WHERE: Lincoln Public Library, 725 Pekin St.
WHEN: 7 pm

Thursday, Oct. 25
SPONSOR: U of I Extension
WHO: Public
WHAT:Candy Making,” presented by Dick and Betty Applegate, Atlanta
WHERE: Extension office, 980 N. Postville Drive
WHEN: 1 pm

Saturday, Oct. 27
SPONSOR: Lincoln Christian Church
WHAT: Harvest of Talents, benefiting the International Disaster Emergency Service

WHERE: Fellowship Center, 311 N. Hamilton St., and Woman's Club Building, 230 N. McLean St.
WHEN: Daylong activities, starting at 7 am; auction at 2 pm

SPONSOR: Eminence Christian Church
WHAT: Eminence Christian Church bazaar

WHERE: Atlanta Community Building, Atlanta
WHEN: 8 am - 2 pm

Sunday, Oct. 28
SPONSOR: Lincoln Junior Woman's Club and Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
WHAT: Special Deliveries sibling class
WHERE: ALMH Education Room, third floor, 315 Eighth St.
1-3 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 30
SPONSOR: Lincoln Park District
WHAT: Halloween Funfest

WHERE: Lincoln Park District ballroom, 900 Primm Road
WHEN: 6:30-8 pm


SPECIAL EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Lincoln church hosts Germanfest on SaturdaySpecial Deliveries sibling class scheduledUnited Way sponsors breakfastK/C/B Historical Society serves annual turkey supper‘On the Road with Antiques’ program at libraryHIF fall open house a successDisplay honors Korean War veteransMount Pulaski Courthouse open houseFestival of Trees looks for sponsorsU of I Extension offers candy-making classLincoln Public Library adult program scheduleCEFCU accepts contributions to Red Cross Disaster Relief FundEd Madigan exhibit featured at Lincoln College Museum

REGULAR POSTINGS FOR ORGANIZATIONS:  Girl ScoutsOasisU of I Extension, Vineyard Cafe


Lincoln church hosts Germanfest on Saturday

Germanfest 2001 gets under way this weekend, Saturday, Oct. 20, at St. John United Church of Christ parking lot on Eighth Street in Lincoln.

From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. there will be a craft show and sale and a display of German artifacts in the church’s fellowship hall.

The meal will be served from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. There will be a German menu of bratwurst, red cabbage, German potato salad, applesauce, German chocolate and angel food cake, and drinks.

The Charles Ushman Polka Band will play from noon until 4 p.m.

This is a family-oriented festival to which the public is invited. No alcohol will be served. All activities will be under tents on the parking lot.

Price of the meal is $6 for adults; children under 6 years of age will eat free. Carryouts will be available. Tickets may be purchased from church members or, on Saturday, at the door.

Proceeds from this event will be directed to World Church Service, "Hope from the Rubble," for disaster relief to victims of New York and Washington.

To obtain further information, call the church office, (217) 732-6957, or the festival chairman, Wayne Mara, (217) 732-6746.

Special Deliveries sibling class scheduled

The Lincoln Junior Woman’s Club, in conjunction with Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, is hosting a Special Deliveries sibling class on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Education Room on the third floor at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, 315 Eighth St., Lincoln. These classes, which are offered quarterly, are designed to help children become more comfortable with a new baby brother or sister. The afternoon will consist of safety tips for children, a tour of the hospital’s new Family Maternity Suites, craft time and refreshments.

All ages are invited to attend. There is no fee for the class, but reservations are required. For more information or to register for the class, please call the ALMH Family Maternity Suites at (217) 732-2161, Ext. 235.

Harvest of Talents schedule

The 18th annual Harvest of Talents will be at Lincoln Christian Church on Saturday, Oct. 27. All proceeds go to International Disaster Emergency Service to aid hunger victims around the world.

Doors open at two locations at 7 a.m.

At the Fellowship Center, 311 N. Hamilton St., you will enjoy:

•  7-10:30 a.m. — Breakfast:  fresh caramel-pecan and cinnamon rolls, juice, coffee.

•  11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Luncheon:  H.O.T. vegetable soup, barbecue sandwiches, homemade pie.

•  2 p.m. — Auction:  Cherry secretary, small walnut table, oak deacon’s bench, furnished doll house, quilts, comforters, cross-stitch, much more.

•  Twelve specialty shops include Four Season (new), Angel Shoppe, Gifts from around the World, calligraphy table, sports and hobbies.

At the Harvest Annex, 230 N. McLean St. (Woman’s Club Building), you will discover:

•  Yesteryear’s Kitchen, featuring jams, jellies, pickles, salsa herbs, dog biscuits, black walnuts, gift baskets, pies, cakes, rolls, cookies, specialty breads and mixes.

•  Muffin Mania, offering many varieties of fresh-baked muffins, fresh-brewed flavored coffees and cappuccino.

There will be special areas for kindergarten through fourth-graders and for fifth- and sixth-graders.

A 5K run at 8 a.m. is co-sponsored by YMCA and Harvest of Talents.

United Way sponsors breakfast

United Way of Logan County is sponsoring a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21. The breakfast will be at the American Legion Hall, 1740 Fifth St. in Lincoln.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Lois Leonard, 735-4499, or Mary Elston, 732-2159. Ticket prices are $4 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under.

K/C/B Historical Society serves annual turkey supper

The annual "all-you-can-eat" turkey supper sponsored by the Knapp/Chesnut/Becker Historical Society will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Middle School in Middletown.

The menu includes turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, choices of salads, rolls, pie or cake, and beverage.

Donations for the benefit are $6 for 10 years and older, $3 for children ages 4 to 9, and free for those younger. Donations will be accepted for a 50-50 drawing.

Historical displays will include a preview of "Yesterday’s Tomorrows" Smithsonian exhibits, which will be sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council and the Smithsonian of Washington, D.C. at the K/C/B Library-Museum from June 23 to July 28, 2002; the "Friendship" quilt by Helen Staats; "Flowers of America" by Janice Jockisch; Michael Finch’s (Delas and Jean Johnson’s grandson) Illinois History Fair entry, rated "superior," of the farm northwest of Middletown, a military training camp; Pat Cooper’s memorabilia; Indian arrowheads from Bill Bryson of Mount Pulaski; and a display provided by Paul Gleason.

Eddie and Dorothy Jane Dirks of Athens will have the "Menard County Schools" books for sale. Eddie will answer queries concerning genealogy and family history.

Of especial interest will be two dried pieces of wood from the "Big Tree" (grew to a 61-foot diameter and was cut down in 1959) at the K/C/B Library-Museum. The wood was given by Margaret Lufkin of Springfield, a descendant of Ben and Myrtle Chesnut of Middletown.

With green shutters scheduled to be installed this month and work on the interior to proceed this fall and winter, the dream of a public library-museum for Middletown is coming closer to reality.

Proceeds from the turkey supper benefit will be used for interior renovation, learning materials and equipment.

‘On the Road with Antiques’ program at library 

Rob and Joy Luke of Luke Auctions in Bloomington will present a program entitled "On the Road with Antiques" on at 7 on Thursday evening, Oct. 22, at the Lincoln Public Library.

Learn what is hot and what is not in antique collecting. Six lucky attendees will receive an appraisal of their antique. Light refreshments will be served following the program. The seating is on first-come, first-served basis.

It’s not too late to register for the weekly story times and craft times in the children’s department.

The library is located at 725 Pekin St. For more information about the auction program and future adult programming or the children’s programs, call the library at 732-8878 or 732-5732.

HIF fall open house a success

Logan County Airport, a gateway to Logan County, was a busy place on Sunday Oct. 7. The reason for much of the activity was Heritage in Flight Museum’s fall open house. While the 72 members and visitors enjoyed the fall weather and the cold cider or hot cider punch, the open house had much more to offer.

Two eye-catchers were a display of radio-controlled model airplanes that fly and a Heritage in Flight Museum logo patch that was carried into space on a space shuttle flight. Rick Naugel of Lawndale said, "I sent my cousin astronaut Scott Altman a Heritage in Flight patch and some time later received an official document stating that the patch had been into space on a shuttle flight." Naugle also displayed a number of model kits that he had purchased in Russia through a Russian e-mail friend.

Model builder Frank Musick of Warrensburg was overheard telling his friend and museum co-worker, Tom Hunter of Lincoln, "We can use these models to help the museum’s aviation career cadets get the feeling of controlling an aircraft." Musick’s adult son, of Lincoln, built several of the models and joined his father in receiving a number of awards for the accuracy of their models.

The most popular of the static displays was the F4 Phantom II. Retired Air Force Lt. Col. John J. Harty made the trip from Brighton, Mo., to present an award to Lincoln High School sophomore Ryan Wells for his restoration work on the Phantom II. Harty also brought a number of related items for display in the museum and for sale in the gift shop.

Each of the other static displays had its admirers. As Betty Underkoffler of Bloomington was helped out of the museum’s A-7E Corsair II, she said, "I can’t believe that I have been sitting in the cockpit of the plane flown by Cmdr. Patrick Driscoll, the present lead pilot of the Blue Angles, in the Operation Desert Storm." The Corsair II has been replaced by the F/A-18 Hornet.

Grace King of Mason City exclaimed, "Heritage in Flight Museum has one of the most interesting collections of aviation and military memorabilia in the Midwest!"

Pam and Russell Warren flew in from Bloomington to find out more about the museum and its airport companion, the newly formed Experimental Aviation Association War Bird Chapter 25. Pam, a professional photographer, said, "I want to support the War Bird chapter with my membership." Pam left as a member of Chapter 25 and also supported the Heritage in Flight Museum by providing a series of photographs for a planned museum brochure.

The purpose of the open house was to show Heritage in Flight Museum facilities and to explain its educational programs, which have been expanded through a grant received from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and administered by the Illinois State Museum. The first two students are now enrolled as aviation career cadets. The first formal meeting will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at the museum.

After the crowd left, HIF Vice President John R. Holmes of Mount Pulaski finished the day by returning the museum’s aircraft that fly, a Cessna T-165 and the L-16 Champ, to their place in the museum’s hangar.

[Milt Underkoffler, educational coordinator for Heritage in Flight Museum]

Display honors Korean War veterans

From Richard Schachtsiek, site manager, Mount Pulaski Courthouse

September at Mount Pulaski Courthouse always means fall festival time. This year was different from the past 10-plus years because there were no quilts on display during the fall festival. The Mount Pulaski Woman’s Club moved their quilt show to June from the traditional September date.

Instead of a quilt show, the historic courtroom had a display on the 50th anniversary of the Korean War. On display were about 18 laminated posters dealing with the chronology and various elements of the Korean War. In addition there was a small display of Korean War memorabilia. Thanks to Richard Tieke for providing the posters and helping to organize the event.

Visitors who came into the courthouse to see the Korean War display also had the chance to speak with a veteran. Several local Korean War-era veterans gave their time to answer questions and tell of their own wartime experiences. Thanks to the following men who gave their time 50 years ago and a few hours during the fall festival:  Ed Morris, Earl Maxheimer, Bob Maske, Dean Cates and Charles Aylesworth.

A special flag-raising ceremony that Saturday morning was part of the Korean War anniversary event. Members of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion took part in the simple ceremony. A 48-star flag, as used during the war, and a 50th anniversary commemorative flag were flown during the day. Thanks to all the veterans who participated in the flag ceremony.

Inside the courthouse on Saturday, a local re-enactor, Deron Miller of Springfield, was dressed as an army soldier would have looked in the early 1950s. He also had the equipment and several of the weapons carried during the Korean War.

Thanks, as always, to Wally Kautz, who helped prepare for the event and take down the display.

Plans are for a similar event in 2003 to mark the 50th anniversary of the "end" of the Korean War. The courthouse management looks forward to working again with Richard Teike and other veterans on that event.

For September the following Mount Pulaski Courthouse volunteers gave 120 hours: D. Aper, D. and M. Baker, D. Brooker, J. Cavestani, J. and K. Connolley, A. Davis, M. Downing, H. Fine, V. Harbarger, P. Hawk, M. Johnson,
W. Kautz, J. Martin, J. Maske, J. Richner, C. and L. Schahl, B. Stahl, E. Stahl, T. and W. Stephens, and C. Van Rheedan.

Polish army officers visit the courthouse

Foreign visitors come to tour Mount Pulaski Courthouse with some frequency. On Aug. 27, Wally Kautz, the volunteer working that day, had some special foreign visitors: three Polish army officers.

The three Polish army officers were in Illinois as part of an exchange program with the Illinois Army National Guard. The officers were from the Tadeus Kosciusko Military Academy. The officers were brought to town to tour the historic courthouse by Mount Pulaski’s own Capt. Stan Manes.

Wally Kautz had another interesting experience while working at the courthouse in August. He received a phone call from an irate lady. She was upset about not having her driver’s license returned after paying her fine. Wally made several attempts to explain he was at a historic courthouse, not the present Logan County Courthouse. He finally convinced her and gave her the correct phone number for the current courthouse in Lincoln. This was the first irate phone call but not the first time people have called or even come into the historic courthouse wanting to do county business. Working at a historic site can be interesting.

The courthouse volunteers listed below hosted more than 60 visitors and worked 130 hours in August: D. Aper, D. and M. Baker, M. Borgerson, K. Boyd, D. Brooker, J. Cavestani,
A. Davis, M. Downing, H. Fine, V. Harbarger, P. Hawk,
M. Johnson, W. Kautz, J. Martin, J. Maske, J. Richner, C. and L. Schahl, D. Smith, B. Stahl, E. Stahl, C. Van Rheedan.

[Richard Schachtsiek, site manager, Mount Pulaski Courthouse]

Mount Pulaski Courthouse open house

Period music will be featured at the 1850s open house scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon to 8 p.m. at Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site. This family event is free and open to the public.

Cambric Garden will present period music at 2 and 6 p.m. Group members Marilyn Walters and Cathy Lane blend their voices with a unique array of instruments to perform traditional and folk music that will enchant young and old. Some of the instruments that may be used during the performance include guitar, hammered and mountain dulcimer, Celtic harp, flute, recorder, bowed psaltery, pennywhistle, ocarina and Native American cedar flute.

The courthouse will be decorated with patriotic bunting, and staff will be dressed in 1850s attire. More than 100 candles will illuminate the courthouse at dusk. Hot coffee and cider will be served during the event. The 1850s open house is partially funded by the Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County.

Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site, administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, is one of only two remaining 8th Judicial Circuit courthouses in Illinois where Abraham Lincoln served as an attorney. Staffed by local volunteers, the courthouse is open for tours Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

Festival of Trees looks for sponsors

Organizers of the Festival of Trees are seeking businesses, organizations and individuals interested in sponsoring trees, wreaths and swags for this year’s dazzling display at the Logan County Courthouse. The festival will be Nov. 23 - Dec. 2.

Items are sponsored to provide visibility for businesses and organizations or in memory of someone. Sponsors are responsible for decorating their items or arranging for someone else to decorate them.

Sponsorship fees are $200 for 7½-foot trees, $100 for 4½-foot trees and $50 for wreaths or swags.

Trees, wreaths and swags will be auctioned at the Festival of Trees Gala on Nov. 24. Proceeds will be used by the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation in improving the quality of health care in Logan County and Main Street Lincoln in revitalizing downtown Lincoln.

For more information or a sponsorship form, contact Jan Schumacher, festival chairman, at 732-7101 or the Main Street Lincoln office at 732-2929.

Lincoln Land Communications, a Cingular wireless authorized agent, is premier sponsor for the festival.

U of I Extension offers candy-making class

Get a head start on your holiday preparations with Dick and Betty Applegate. This Atlanta couple will offer a class on candy making Thursday, Oct. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. The session will be at the University of Illinois Extension building. There will be no charge, but reservations are requested. Make reservations by calling 732-8289.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the program, please contact John Fulton, unit leader for the Logan County Extension.

Lincoln Public Library adult program schedule

The Lincoln Public Library has four adult programs remaining on the schedule for this year. The presentations are in the Pegram Community Room at the library, 725 Pekin St., and begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Seating is on a first-come basis.


Oct. 22 — "On the Road with Antiques," featuring Rob and Joy Luke of Luke Auctions. Learn the latest in antique collecting. Six lucky attendees will receive a free appraisal of an antique.

Nov. 5 — "Archaeology and Primitive Technology Roadshow," with Larry Kinsella, president of the Illinois Association for the Advancement of Archaeology. Larry will do artifact identification for several lucky participants.

Nov. 20 — "Herbal Seasons," with Tracy Kirby. How to grow, harvest and store herbs.

Dec. 11 — "Herbal Holidays," with Tracy Kirby. Holiday cooking, decorating and making gifts with herbs.

CEFCU accepts contributions to
Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund

Donations to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund can be made at the CEFCU Member Center, 341 Fifth St. in Lincoln.  CEFCU is proud to help support the Red Cross in efforts to cope with the Sept. 11 national tragedy.

Ed Madigan exhibit featured at Lincoln College Museum

The Lincoln College Museum is presenting a temporary exhibit called "Edward R. Madigan: From the Halls of Lincoln College to the Halls of the White House." The exhibit, which is currently on display, pays honor to one of Lincoln College’s most successful alumni, the late Edward Madigan.

Madigan graduated from Lincoln College in 1955, entered the Illinois Legislature in 1966, was elected to Congress in 1972, and was appointed by President Bush in 1991 to be secretary of agriculture. In 1974, the Lincoln College Alumni Association presented Madigan with its award for Outstanding Achievement in the field of Public Services. In 1975 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Lincoln College. He died in 1994.

Lincoln College Museum curator Ron Keller says the display tells the story of Madigan’s career in public service. "The display reflects his experiences and service through many photographs, and letters from every president from Carter to Clinton. There are also various artifacts from his works in Congress and in the White House." The exhibit will run through November of 2001. The public is invited to stop by the Lincoln College Museum to view this exhibit and tour the rest of the historic exhibits.

The Lincoln College Museum is located in the McKinstry Library on the campus of Lincoln College. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

[Evelyn and Agriculture Secretary Ed Madigan at the White House with President and Mrs. Bush in 1991.]


Girl Scouts announcements

  • Girl Scout leader meetings:  the first Thursday of each month, at the usual time and place.
  • Girl Scout Jamboree Railsplitter event:  weekend of Logan County Railsplitter Festival; Janice Greer, event coordinator.

Websites with lots of ideas that Girl Scout leaders, families or kids can use: 

See the website for Girl Scouts, Land of Lincoln Council, at

You can send questions and suggestions to the council by clicking here:

Also, see the national Girl Scouts site at

Oasis update

The Oasis, Logan County’s senior citizen center, at 501 Pulaski St. in Lincoln, is open weekdays (except holidays) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center also is open on Friday and Sunday nights for table games. Dominic Dalpoas is the executive director. Activities are open to all Logan County senior citizens,  regardless of membership.

Memories class

The monthly class session will be Friday, Oct. 19, at 3:45 p.m. The group has a great time working on writing skills in order to capture those special family memories. Please join us.

SHARE food distribution

Remember to bring your receipt and pick up your SHARE orders this Friday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Anyone who has not yet participated in the program is invited to come in and ask for program information and place an order.

Circuit Breaker

The Circuit Breaker representative will be at the Oasis Monday, Oct. 22. Please call for an appointment if you need assistance in completing the required forms.

Office of rehab services (DORS)

The rehabilitation services representative will be back on site Monday, Oct. 22, from 9 to 11 a.m. You may stop in to see him without an appointment.

Computer classes

Our computer classes resume Oct. 22, starting at 9:30 a.m., with a new format. The beginning computer class will be in five sessions, Monday through Friday, for one hour each day. The cost is $3 per class, or a total of $15 for the weeklong course. Please call to sign up.

Veterans Administration

The VA representative will not be available Oct. 23. If you need assistance, please call the Springfield office at 1 (800) 437-9824. The rep will be at the Oasis on Oct. 30.

Van trip for lunch and shopping

There are a few seats available for the Oct. 25 trip to Hickory Stick Shops & Bittersweet Cafe in Chillicothe. The cost of the trip is $6. The van will leave the Oasis at 10 a.m. and is scheduled to return at 4 p.m.

Game winners

The daytime pinochle winner for Oct. 5 was Mable Hoagland, and on Oct. 9 Marie Spaits won. Friday night pinochle winner was Esther Will. The 5-in-1 winners were Ken McCray, Henry Warnisher and Betty Burger. On Sunday night, the rummy winner was Henry Warnisher.

Madeline Moore won the recent special drawing, sponsored by Maple Ridge, for a Steak & Shake gift certificate.

At the Oct. 6 card party Emogene Ureckel had the high bridge score, followed by E. Jenkins and Bernie DePuy. The pinochle winners were Pauline Aper, Leona Batterton and Kathleen Williams. Rummy winners were Ann Greger, Norma Hobler and Joann Eckert. Door prizes were won by Betty Burger, Norma Hobler, Evelyn Jenkins, Wanda Mammen, Mildred Newberry, Marie Spaits and Esther Will.


Friends of the Oasis members receive bimonthly newsletters by mail. For more information, people can call the Oasis at 732-6132 or 732-5844.

Happenings at the U of I Extension office

The local office of the University of Illinois Extension will host a series of educational presentations from September through May. Anyone and everyone is welcome. Programs will be at the Extension office at the northwest corner of the fairgrounds, 980 N. Postville Drive.

Reservations will be requested; programs will be cancelled if fewer than 10 people are registered. An exception will be in November with the holiday program, for which a minimum of 25 will be required.

Call 732-8289 to make reservations. There will be no charge for any of the programs

Planned programs for the upcoming year through University of Illinois Extension:

•  Thursday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. — "Candy Making," Dick and Betty Applegate, Atlanta

•  Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. — "Holiday Happenings" program: "Holiday Gifts," Ellen Burton; "Holiday Foods and Safety," Jannanne Finck; "Holiday Plants," David Robson

•  Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at 10 a.m. — "Grains in the Diet," Jananne Finck, nutrition and wellness educator, Springfield

•  Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at 10 a.m. — "What to Do With Stuff," Ellen Burton, consumer and environment educator, East Peoria

•  Tuesday, March 12, 2002, over noon hour 12-1 p.m. — "Salads," Jananne Finck, nutrition and wellness educator, Springfield

•  Thursday, April 11, 2002, at 10 a.m. — "New Friends, But Keep the Old," Patti Faughn, youth and family educator, Springfield

•  Tuesday, May 15, 2002, at 10 a.m. — "Air Quality," John Fulton, Lincoln

Vineyard Cafe to feature Scott and Michelle Dalziel

The Vineyard Cafe welcomes Dalziel on Saturday, Oct. 20. Scott and Michelle Dalziel from Maquoketa, Iowa, bring a powerful mix of contemporary folk, upbeat pop and rock-blues. Their influences range from Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Costello to Shawn Colvin and Bonnie Raitt.

Admission is $3 at the door, and doors open at 7 p.m. Inexpensive refreshments are available.

The Cafe is held at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Bloomington. For more information or directions, please phone (309) 663-4943 or visit


Eagles Auxiliary donates funds for books

[OCT. 19, 2001]  At its Oct. 13 meeting, Eagles Auxiliary 2708 of Lincoln presented a $500 check to Richard Sumrall of Lincoln Public Library for the purchase of large-print books.

The donation represents the Eagle Auxiliary’s continued commitment to providing funds for books to aid vision-impaired readers. Since 1991 the Eagles Auxiliary 2708 has contributed over $5,000 to the library’s large-print program.

For more information on this library service, call 732-8878 or visit the library at 725 Pekin St.

Church prepares for annual event
to fight world hunger

[OCT. 16, 2001]  The 18th annual Harvest of Talents sponsored by Lincoln Christian Church will be on Saturday, Oct. 27. All proceeds go to International Disaster Emergency Service to aid hunger victims around the world.

More than ever, we in America understand now what it means to be victims of a catastrophe. Nearly 7,000 human beings killed. Many more injured. Billions of dollars in property damage. Incalculable emotional distress. And we as a nation have risen up and responded with remarkable generosity, giving millions of dollars to aid in the relief of the misery. This is as it should be.

But have we stopped to realize that literally every day, disasters just as great and greater take place all over the world? Perhaps not as a result of a terrorist attack — perhaps because of drought and famine, hurricane or typhoon, earthquake or flood — human suffering (especially hunger) is a fact of life for untold millions of men, women and children. Sadly, most of these people are not citizens of a wealthy nation such as ours in which their countrymen can give to meet their desperate need.

That’s why we have the Harvest of Talents for World Hunger. We may not be able to feed, house, clothe and medicate ALL those people, but we can do so for MANY of them through our efforts with the Harvest. Saturday, Oct. 27, will be our 18th annual event, the profits from which go entirely to International Disaster Emergency Service, a Christian relief organization that has demonstrated superb trustworthiness through the years. It is a great privilege to partner with them in this great and godly work. In these last 17 years, IDES has lovingly distributed $726,017.21 in Harvest of Talents funds to needy people around the world. We thank God for what he has done through his people here in Lincoln!


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What can YOU do to contribute to this year’s Harvest of Talents? Here are a few possibilities.

•  Display the ... [Harvest of Talents] poster and invite your friends to come.

•  Donate a handmade item to be sold (bring it in anytime from Oct. 22 on).

•  On Harvest Day, eat your breakfast and/or lunch with us.

•  Be a bidder at the 2 p.m. auction, where many beautiful items will be sold.

•  Simply make a direct financial contribution to the cause.

We appreciate the partnership of the greater community year after year. 

[Tom Gerdts,
minister at Lincoln Christian Church]

[Click here for the Harvest of Talents schedule.]

4-H’ers give to NYC

[OCT. 9, 2001]  On Oct. 7 the Millennium Clovers 4-H Club voted to send $150 to the New York City Police Department.  Wanting to do something for the victims of the terrorist attack, club members decided that they would send the money to the Police Department and let them use it to help.

Local resident helps in relief efforts

[OCT. 8, 2001]  Preston Carnahan of Lincoln, a student at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, was one of 90 midshipmen from the academy who assisted in the relief efforts after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.

For eight days immediately following the attack, the academy operated a flotilla of four of its vessels  in New York harbor, transporting firefighters and other emergency personnel to lower Manhattan and other points within the harbor. Academy midshipmen, under the direction of a faculty or staff member, served as the crews of the vessels.

In all, more than 1,500 firefighters, emergency medical technicians, police officers and other rescue personnel were transported aboard the academy boats, which also moved several tons of food, water and medical supplies.

A 1999 graduate of Lincoln Community High School, Midshipman Carnahan was nominated to attend the academy by Rep. Ray LaHood, Sen. Dick Durbin, and former Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun.

The academy is operated by the Maritime Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

[U.S. Merchant Marine Academy news release]


People 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  

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