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woman, Carol Runyon,
uses creativity in her business
7, 2001] Recently
a local businesswoman, Carol Runyon, was pleasantly surprised to
learn that one of her ideas had been published by an international
scrapbooking company, Creative Memories. Her layout idea is now part
of a Crop Talk® titled "Beautiful Beginnings" for
Creative Memories consultants to purchase.
Talk® lessons are used as a tool for consultants to use in
workshops for their customers. Most lessons are in the form of a
four-page handout, with the consultant having a special instruction
guide to aid him or her (yes, men are Creative Memories consultants,
too) in preparation. The 5- to 15-minute lessons are used to educate
and motivate customers.
idea Runyon suggested has an interesting origin and history.
a year ago, Carol and Joe were going through old photos and photo
albums and were saddened to find that the album Joe and his late
wife, Darla, had purchased from their wedding photographer was
literally falling apart. This album, over 40 years old, held the
professional photographs from their wedding.
has been learned about safe photo storage and preservation in the
past 40 years. Carol and Joe both realized that the precious
photos needed to be "rescued" from this unsafe environment.
they removed the photos and documented, on the backs with a
photo-safe marker, the names of the people featured in these photos.
(There was no documentation in the album other than the names of the
people who attended, on a sign- in page, and the page that gave the
information about the wedding party.) Most photos were of family
members, and fortunately Joe knew who these people were. Often, this
type of information is lost because photos are not documented, and
when the albums are passed down to future generations, they hold
little value to the family members who inherit them.
photos were then placed in portrait sleeves in a Creative Memories
album for safekeeping.
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improved photo paper came out through Creative Memories, the Runyons
decided to make a copy of each photo and mount them in albums for
each of the five now-adult offspring from that union. The albums
were nearly finished when Carol received the invitation that Darla’s
mother, Margaret Osborn, had saved these many years.
of the wedding invitation really belonged in the album, and at the
front of the album, at least in Carol's opinion. Since the first
page had already been completed, this created a challenge. In fact,
all five of the albums were completed except for the documentation.
the idea of an "overlay" became the solution to this
dilemma. When friends, customers and family members saw the albums,
they encouraged Carol to submit the idea to her company. When Carol
called the corporate headquarters to ask if they would be interested
in the idea, they said "Yes!" and directed her to the
appropriate contact person.
information about her business as an independent Creative Memories
consultant can be obtained by calling Carol Runyon at (217) 732-9480
or (888) 400-9480, or by sending e-mail to her at email@example.com
more information about Creative Memories, now an international
company, can be obtained by contacting Creative Memories at (800)
468-9335 or visiting www.creative-memories.com.
Services Building at LCCS
30, 2001] Lincoln
Christian College and Seminary hosted an open house Tuesday
celebrating the completely renovated Student Services Building.
here for pictures
of student center]
structure was built in the 1950s and over the years has been the
home of the maintenance shop, a print shop, the mailroom and
bookstore. During this summer, the building underwent a total
face-lift with many exciting changes. The building now houses the
Student Development and Admissions Departments, "Mr.
Books" bookstore, and the newly-created student center.
plaque was presented to Professor Tom Ewald and was hung in the new
building. The plaque honors Professor Ewald for 28 years of service
as the dean of students. He held that position for both the seminary
and the college for many years. He is still the dean of students for
the seminary and professor of pastoral care and counseling.
student center occupies the former garage-maintenance end of
the building. There is a TV viewing area, a snack bar and a large
room where students can relax and have fun. Also, game tables,
couches, booths and a stage for live entertainment are in this area.
The center has a garage motif, with old campus signs on the walls as
well as old signs from the community. The concrete floor is stained
and stenciled. Contractors involved in this part of the renovations
include Roger Webster’s Construction, Fitzpatrick Electric,
Quality Glass, Simonson Painting and Hundley Controls.
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Books, the new name of the LCCS bookstore, has all new
bookcases, wall units, carpet and tile. It has been enlarged,
redesigned and repainted.
Student Development and Admissions Departments have a
reception area, six new offices, an office for the admission
counselors, a workroom and a conference room. Contractors involved
in this part of the building include Roger Webster's Construction,
Fitzpatrick Electric, Patterson Drywall, Quality Glass, Barr
Painting, and Hundley Controls.
Street Lincoln to receive
Illinois FIRST funds
11, 2001] Main
Street Lincoln will receive a financial boost for some specific
projects, thanks to a state grant facilitated by former Sen. Bob
Madigan. The grant from the Department of Commerce and Community
Affairs totals $37,000.
than half that amount, $20,000, will be used for an incentive plan
for new downtown businesses. Main Street’s Economic Restructuring
Committee is charged with providing the details.
are extremely excited about the possibilities," said Wendy
Bell, Main Street program manager. "Currently, if a new
business comes to us and asks for financial help, we have nothing to
offer them. This can help fill a gap for smaller owner-operated
Economic Restructuring Committee is currently gathering information
from other programs, including the Seminary Street plan in Galesburg
and a survey compiled by Illinois Main Street. These will provide
the data about what works in other communities and what doesn’t,
so Main Street Lincoln will know what is best to offer locally. It
is estimated it will take several months to put the plan in place,
with incentives being available early in 2002.
$2,000 will be used to help identify the recently debuted downtown
historic walking tour, "Walking
on the Path of Abraham Lincoln." A brochure funded by the
city of Lincoln currently takes you to the christening site; the
State Bank of Lincoln display of Lincoln-related work by artists
Lloyd Ostendorf and Leonard Volk; the Lincoln House Hotel, Robert Latham home and
Lincoln lot sites; the Rustic Inn; Logan County Courthouse; and the
Depot. Other local historical sites are indicated as well, including
the Lincoln College Museum and Postville Courthouse.
are available at the Main Street office, the college museum and
other locations, but the sites themselves are not marked. These
funds will be used for an identification system, such as plaques, so
visitors will be able to follow the route easily," said Bell.
grant will also help complete the Indian maiden statue, scheduled to
return in early October this year. The community has been
contributing funds through personal donations, with names being
memorialized on bricks, a permanent plaque or bench. These items are
still available until Sept. 1, but the grant funds will enhance the
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it returns, the statue will move to the southeast side of the
courthouse as part of a garden area with benches and landscaping. A
brick walkway will connect to the current sidewalk. Gene Baker
Masonry is assisting in the design and donating his services as
who visit Scully Park will reap the rewards of the remaining
$10,000. The funds will be used for playground equipment being
planned by a subcommittee headed by Michelle Schick and Logan County
Board Chairman Dick Logan. Main Street Lincoln restored the park’s
fountain and added picnic tables, trash receptacles, historic
lighting and a wrought-iron entryway last year.
number of people who use the park has dramatically increased, and
the play equipment is antiquated," said Logan. "However,
new equipment is expensive; these funds will give us a good
are ecstatic," said Bell, when asked about the grant.
"This will move projects off the drawing board that would
suffer due to lack of funds and move them to the top of our work
However, it’s important to remember this grant will be used
specifically for projects, not operational funds. We couldn’t keep
the door open to do the work if it weren’t for the businesses and
individuals who support us financially and as volunteers."
Street Lincoln was designated in 1994 and is dedicated to
revitalizing the downtown area. It is one of more than 50 Illinois
communities participating in the national Main Street program
initiated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1980 to
help communities revitalize their historic or traditional commercial
articles from the LDN archives:
calendar for week of Sept. 10
Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m. — Chamber Marketing Committee, Burger King
Sept. 13, 7:30 a.m. — Government-Education Committee Meeting, Al’s
Sept. 13, noon — Chamber Healthcare Committee Meeting, ALMH
Conference Room A
Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst for community progress, bringing
business and professional people together to work for the common
good of Lincoln and Logan County.
Abbott, Executive Director
County Chamber of Commerce
S. Kickapoo St.
president to be inducted into Hall of Fame
17, 2001] Lincoln
College President Jack Nutt will be inducted into the Highland
Community College Athletic Hall of Fame in Highland, Kan., on
Saturday, Aug. 25.
Nutt was president of Highland Community College from 1975 to 1982,
before joining Lincoln College. During his tenure at Highland
Community College, he was successful in expanding the various
academic programs and was able to offer HCC students a better
Community College athletic director Thomas Smith said he was happy
to nominate Dr. Nutt: "We are indebted to Dr. Jack Nutt and
applaud his efforts in making Highland Community College a better
place. He’s a very caring individual who is truly concerned about
the students’ well-being. We recognize him as being one of the
outstanding administrators in the history of the college."
induction will be in Hall of Fame ceremonies at 3 p.m. during the
annual HCC alumni games.
College news release]
Street Corner News
Main Street Lincoln calendar for
Sept. 5 — Executive board at office, 4 p.m.
Sept. 11 — Festival of Trees Committee at Farm Bureau, 8:30 a.m.
Sept. 12 — Main Street Lincoln board at office, 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 17 — Design Committee at office, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 19 — Looking for Lincoln, Union Planters Conference Room, 7
Sept. 24 — Economic Restructuring Committee, Pegram Room at
Lincoln Public Library, 5:30 p.m.
Lincolndailynews.com makes it easy to look
for a job in the Logan County area.
Employers, you can list available jobs by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Logan County Health Department is hiring a full time IBCCP Clerk.
IBCCP provides free mammograms and Pap smears to uninsured women who
meet age and income guidelines.
IBCCP Clerk will work under the direction of the IBCCP Coordinator
and is responsible for the enrollment of clients, the scheduling and
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other clerical duties. Competency and accuracy in computer data
entry is required for this position. Experience with word
processing, data base and spreadsheet programs including MS Word,
Paradox and Access is preferred. Previous experience in a health
care setting is desirable. The IBCCP Clerk must be capable of
performing multiple tasks accurately. Excellent telephone etiquette
should submit a resume and three professional references to Debby
Cook, RN, Director of Nursing, Logan County Health Department, 109
Third Street, PO Box 508, Lincoln, IL 62656. No phone calls. EOE
Logan County Health Department is accepting applications for a
full-time Public Health nurse. This 37˝ hour per week position
is for a registered nurse with recent med/surg or pediatric nursing
experience. A B.S.N. and public health nursing experience is
preferred. Candidate must be able to work independently and have
excellent communication skills. Benefits include paid vacation and
sick time, pension plan, group health insurance and 13 paid
holidays. Work hours are between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday
through Friday with no weekends. If interested, complete an
application at the Logan County Health Department, 109 Third Street,
P.O. Box 508, Lincoln, IL. No phone calls please. EOE
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