We begin with hunter safety. Whether you are
shooting skeet or hunting big game, this course is for you. Illinois
state law requires that anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1980, will
not be issued a hunting license unless they take a valid hunter
education course. Logan County Quail Unlimited and Logan County
Whitetail Unlimited are the sponsors of this educational program.
The course consists of 10 hours of instruction and covers the
basics of hunter responsibility, wildlife conservation and
identifications, firearms and ammunitions, field safety, wildlife
management, first aid, archery, muzzle loading, and state
regulations. This course is open to all ages, and many states are
now requiring adult hunters to furnish evidence of having completed
a hunter safety course prior to receiving a nonresident license.
Individuals completing the minimum 10-hour class and successfully
passing the final exam will receive a state of Illinois certificate
of competency and a graduate patch.
There is no cost to take this course, and refreshments and lunch
will be provided for the students. Students must attend both
days to graduate and must provide a valid Social Security number.
Join us on June 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. and June 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This course is free.
Feel like "dancing like the stars"? All kidding aside, Mike and
Julie Bieser will have you gliding across the dance floor at summer
weddings and reunions. This fun four-week session will include the
very popular swing dance, a nightclub two-step -- which are steps
set to a slower beat -- and of course, the cha-cha. Classes will be
in the ballroom on Sunday afternoons, 2-3:30. The last Sunday the
participants will meet at 6 p.m. to enjoy what they have learned.
Comfortable clothes and slick-soled shoes are recommended. Sessions
begin on June 3, and the cost will be $50 per couple in district, or
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The park district offers tennis lessons for youth again this
summer. We are pleased to welcome Jon Leisinger back as our
instructor. He has enjoyed a very successful tennis history, having
played on the varsity team his freshman year. Folks who love the
sport may recognize him from our courts here or at the Elks, where
he volunteered with the youth.
Instruction will be on our indoor tennis courts, and everyone
will need their tennis shoes and racquets. Tennis balls will be
provided. This one-week session will begin on June 4. Peewee tennis
introduces kids to tennis basics and is from pre-kindergarten
through entering second grade. Their lessons will be 9-9:45 a.m.
Beginners are entering third to fifth grades and their lessons are
9:45-10:45 a.m. The intermediates are those entering sixth grade and
older, and their classes are 10:45-11:45 a.m. For any of the age
divisions, the cost is $30 in district, or $37.50.
Back to the great outdoors! Learn all about how to reel in the
big ones at our fishing clinic. This free clinic June 5 is for young
people ages 5 to 15 years. It begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Railer
Room. The fundamentals of fishing are explored along with safety
issues. The Department of Natural Resources will be represented with
displays and giveaways. Herb Drier will teach us about casting,
tying on a hook and different types of bait.
You will have the opportunity to put that knowledge to use at the
Fishing Derby. Join us June 9 at Hickory Lane Campground, near
Atlanta, at 9 a.m. The Lincoln City Police D.A.R.E. program sponsors
this free derby. The wiener wagon will be on hand to offer hot dogs
and sodas to the participants. Prizes will be awarded to the boy and
girl proving to be the best anglers! Parental approval is a must,
and parents are encouraged to attend.
[Text from file received from Roy Logan,