spaghetti olio e aglio, spaghetti Feb. 15
Church of God, 1415 Fourth St., has special events planned for the
next two Friday evenings.
first, Italian Fest, is on Feb. 15, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The menu
includes salad, rolls, baked mostaccioli, spaghetti olio e aglio,
spaghetti, dessert and drink. Carryouts will be available.
cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children 10 and younger. All funds
will help the church youth attend summer camp. Please call 732-8989
for advance tickets or see a church member to purchase before Feb. 13.
Friday, Feb. 22, the church will host their Teen Taco
Bash, with free
food, fun, games, activities and prizes. All teens are welcome. Please
call the church, 732-8989, if you plan to attend.
art program reaches out to youth
The YMCA Art Outreach program is designed to reach youth of junior
and senior high ages, giving them a positive outlet to express
themselves and to keep them off the streets during the hours when
they seem to get into
the most trouble —
YMCA accepts referrals from schools, churches and the court system
for any at-risk youth that might benefit from the organization’s
programs. The Y sets up contracts with area youth, addressing where
they are having problems. The youth must maintain the contracts in
order to continue in the
program at no charge.
AmeriCorps volunteers who are experienced in several areas of the
arts have helped with the program this year and have been great
Regular classes have been offered since last September. The program
began with a six-week mosaic tile class. At first the class met in
Mrs. Sisk’s art room at Lincoln Junior High School, which was
convenient for the junior high youth to attend right after school,
but it wasn’t long before the program
outgrew the art room.
The group needed a place for classes and space for studio work — a
place to call their own. The
YMCA found that place at the old Odd Fellows Gym. At first the group
used the girls’ dressing room upstairs at the entrance of the gym.
The walls were lined with shelves to the ceiling in order to hold
art supplies that have been bought, donated and pulled out of the
trash. (Yes, trash beside the road or in a dumpster is picked up if
it might have potential for being turned into artwork.) So the class
outgrew the new space
rapidly and soon started occupying the boys’ dressing room.
Now the program has one room for storage of all the supplies and a
small work area, potentially to house a small printmaking press for
etching and a mat cutter. The youth will be taught how to mat and
their own artwork. The
other room is used as a working studio.
September, the art program has offered five other classes: cartoon
animation, painting, mixed media, papermaking and photography.
Prospective spring classes are on ceramics and printmaking.
photography class is on hold until a program sponsor and a darkroom
can be found so that the class can move on to the next level. The
YMCA would be grateful to anyone who has any old 35 mm SLR cameras,
tripods, filters or lenses to donate to the program.
program is always looking for any useful donations — the
possibilities are endless. Even though you think it might be trash,
you might want to think again and call Shanda at the YMCA, 735-3915.
It just might be a treasure to the art program.
if you see a woman in a blue van pulling things out of the trash,
just remember it is for a good cause.
by the YMCA]
War ball planned for Feb. 16 in Havana
has plans in the works for their first Civil War ball, on Saturday,
Feb. 16. Everyone is welcome to come and experience the music and
dancing from the 1860s. The event will be at the old gym, located at
the corner of Pearl and Market streets.
Prairie Aires, a group that plays traditional music, will provide
the music for the evening.
will open at 7:30, and dancing will continue for two hours.
will be a small fee. Light refreshments will be served.
as you are. Period dress is optional.
control racing meeting
informational meeting on
Feb. 7 at the Lincoln Park District was set up to explore the possibilities of having a
remote control race league. This is how it came about...
received a remote control truck for Christmas and was totally
surprised to see how many kids and adults in this community have
remote control vehicles. Not only that, but it was one of the hot
Christmas items bought this past year. I know I have really enjoyed
toying around with mine. I then bought my fianceé one as well. It
seems a lot of my friends have them, and some have been tucked away
in storage for many years. I have seen them get out the old dusty
boxes, charge their batteries and get back to the sport.
surprised me is that there is no structure to racing with friends,
and it ends up being a free-for-all wherever you are racing. I then
started seeing and hearing about actual competitive racing all over
the nation. I did find out that the closest racetrack to Lincoln is
in Jacksonville, Ill. With that in mind I approached friends of
mine, Marcia Greenslate, director of the Lincoln Park District, and
Roy Logan, program director. I expressed interest in possibly
starting a league. Roy stated that Steve Klemm of Picture This
Photography is also a fan of R/C vehicles and bought one for himself
and his son. Steve, Roy and I met and scheduled the public
control racing would help get youth involved in some type of a structured
activity. It is a good way of promoting something positive in this
community, along with having something that could be great for the
entire family. It doesn’t take a lot of money. You can purchase
vehicles for less than $50 and still have fun This is a great way to
teach our youth and adults some fundamentals of racing while having
structure, along with providing a certain level of competition as
there is a strong show of support, the Lincoln Park District may
assist in forming a league and provide a track for racing as well.
by Mike Geriets]
has Fun Days when school is out
Out Fun Days," offered by the local YMCA, are just the right
answer for both parents and their children ages kindergarten through
sixth grade. Parents can preregister their children to attend these
special days and go to work knowing that the children will be kept
busy and safe on days when school is not in session.
especially enjoy their day off from school, as they have lots of
opportunity to socialize and play games with their school friends.
Youngsters will also enjoy the benefits of a variety of planned
special activities and lessons at each Fun Day. Some of the special
activities are singing fun songs, enjoying story time, experiencing
science lessons, art activities and lots of fun large-motor play.
Various guest speakers visit from time to time to share healthy
nutrition programs and other interesting information with the
of the School’s Out Fun Days are at the YMCA activity center, 721
are the Fun Day themes for the rest of the school year (along with
the elementary districts where school is out on those days):
Feb. 12 — "Valentines Galore" (Chester-East Lincoln,
Feb. 18 — "American Presidents" (District 27)
March 4 — "Creatures That Crawl" (C-EL, WL-B)
March 15 — "Creatures That Climb" (WL-B)
March 25 — "Creatures That Fly" (District 27)
March 26 — "Colors of Spring" (District 27)
March 27 — "Geometric Shapes" (District 27, C-EL, WL-B)
March 28 — "Crazy About Fractions" (District 27, C-EL,
March 29 — "Easter Fun" (District 27, C-EL, WL-B)
April 1 — "April Fool’s Fun" (C-EL, WL-B)
April 12 — "Flower Power" (District 27)
May 29 — "Sports Fun" (C-EL)
May 30 — "Community Helpers" (District 27, C-EL, WL-B)
May 31 — "Summertime Fun" (District 27, C-EL, WL-B)
gains new members
Jan. 30 the Lincoln Rotary club made its biggest stride in
membership history by inducting 10 new members. The ceremony was
handled by longtime Rotarian Bob Albert. Sponsors of the new
Rotarians were also recognized for their efforts.
Marty Ahrends has made a commitment to Rotary International to
increase the size of the Lincoln club by 24 members during her year
in office. She has challenged all members to bring one new member
into the club before April 1.
Lincoln Rotary club meets at noon on Wednesday at the Lincoln Depot
Rotarians, from left to right: Jim Coop, Mary Bruns, Jim Ash,
Cynthia Kelly, Guy Burke, Dayle Eldredge, Frank Adubato, Georgina
Tisdale and Darren Humphries. Also inducted into membership was Bill
County Pinewood Derby results
over 200 kids participated in the first Logan County Pinewood
Derby for area Cub Scouts. All went very well.
champions were Corey Janssen from Pack 107 in first place, Jordan
Cooper from Pack 122 in second place and Ethan T. Graue of Pack 101
derby was set up with triple elimination at the den and pack level.
Each den had first, second and third places. Each pack also had
first, second and third, with their first- and second-place winners
going on to the finals.
racing began at noon and lasted until 7 p.m.
in each pack:
1. Cameron Harnacke, 2. John White,
3. Mat Merreighn
1. Ethan T. Graue, 2. Evan Aughenbaugh,
3. Ben Beavers
1. Corey Janssen, 2. Kyle Shanle,
3. Rigoberto Ernst
1. Jarrod Grover. 2. Billy Grover, 3. Jamie White
1. Zach Everson, 2. Buck Rifner, 3. Jeff Owen
1. Kyle Jones, 2. Carey Jones, 3. Adam Burge
1. Austin Curry, 2. Jordan Cooper,
3. Donald Klumpp
1. Corey Janssen, Pack 107;
2. Jordan Cooper, Pack 122;
3. Ethan T. Graue, Pack 101
Logan County Cub Scouts plan to do it again next year,
with Mount Pulaski possibly being the next hosts.
by Chris Graue, Pack 101]
registration for disabled
19 general primary election notice to the elderly and people with
who are not registered to vote and cannot leave their home,
hospital, nursing home or other institution because of a permanent
physical disability can arrange for voter registration by contacting
a deputy registrar or the county clerk’s office.
registration will close on Feb. 19 for the March 19 general primary
you are physically able, you may register to vote by going to the
county clerk’s office, Room 20 in the Logan County Courthouse, 601
Broadway in Lincoln. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through
Friday. You will need to show two forms of identification, one with
your current address on it.
people with physical disabilities and the elderly, election judges
will be available at the polling place on election day to assist
voters when a friend or relative is unable to help.
Handicapped-voter booths will be available for your convenience.
Physically impaired or elderly persons may be eligible to vote
absentee. Please contact the Logan County clerk’s office for
any information concerning voter registration or voting for the
elderly or disabled, please call the Logan County clerk’s office
at (217) 732-4148.
J. Litterly, Logan County clerk]
to register to vote
you registered to vote?
March 19 primary is rapidly approaching. The close of registration
is Feb. 19. If you have moved, or if you have married and changed
your name, it is necessary that you change your voter registration
with our office in order to cast your vote in the election.
you have questions about your voting eligibility, please contact our
office at (217) 732-4148.
J. Litterly, Logan