July 31st was awards day for
this year's summer reading program. There is so much to tell you
about including all the award winners and we will just as soon as we
get all the information together for you. Louella Moreland, Youth
Services Director at the library, has some really impressive numbers
to tell us about. Perhaps the most impressive is that this year, 440
youths between the ages of six months and twelve years old were a
part of the program. This summer's theme was "Get in the game, READ"
and it looks like a lot of youngsters did just that. Louella
mentioned that the library was proud to have received major support
for this project from Weyerhaeuser, and we are proud to be able to
mention their support to all of you.
the fair info is just a click away.
We have been getting a lot of positive feedback about our Logan
County Fair coverage and we appreciate the kind words. What some of
you might not know is that we have compiled all of the schedules,
stories, fair results and pictures all on one page so you don't have
to go through back issues to find fair information.
All you have to do is scroll down the front page until you find
the green Logan County Fair banner. Just click on the banner and
everything is there for you to read or see. In fact since you are
here with us right now, if you want to catch up on fair info right
area Christian Softball League finishes season
For several years, area churches have been gathering during the
summer months to fellowship together and play baseball. This year,
seven churches were involved in the league. Those seven churches are
Mt. Pulaski Christian Church, Lincoln Christian Church, Jefferson
Street Christian Church, Zion Lutheran Church, Prairie Land
Christian Church, Minier Christian Church, and United Pentecostal
Church. The games began at the end of May and the teams played until
the end of July (just before the fair) with a double elimination
tournament to end the season. Jefferson Street Christian Church was
this year's champions with a 10-2 season and no losses during the
tournament. Second place went to Lincoln Christian Church and United
Pentecostal took third place. All games are played out at Memorial
Park by the Elks Country Club and it is free of charge for the
league thanks to the Lincoln Park District.
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For Lincoln extends deadline for project applications
Together for Lincoln has extended the project
application deadlines for its September 28th community service
projects. Any person living in Lincoln is encouraged to apply for
assistance with home improvement projects. People are also
encouraged to fill out applications on behalf of others who are in
need. Project applications may be picked up at Action Rental or at
the State Bank of Lincoln branch located inside of Wal-Mart.
Applications may also be picked up at participating churches. All
projects, whether large or small, will be considered. If you have
any questions, please call Dustin Fulton at (217) 732-9294, ext.
Together for Lincoln is a partnership of over a
dozen churches in Lincoln who are coming together for the common
good of the community. Over 1,000 volunteers are expected to be out
working in Lincoln on Sunday, September 28th. That service project
day will conclude with a Christian worship service at 6:30 PM at the
Lincoln Christian College Chapel.
selling out every day
Word is getting around. The Habitat for Humanity
Veggie stand at the corner of Logan and Keokuk is selling out every
day. This means the next day's produce is just picked and you can't
get any fresher than that. Stop by the stand, grab some fresh
vegetables and help a great cause. The stand is open six days a week
from 10:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.
Got a good piece of news, information or
something that we can all brag about? If you do, e-mail Mike and let
us tell everyone about it. Plus you can win cash. Every submission,
whether we use it or not, will get your name in the "Close Up" grab
bag. At the end of the month we will draw a name and someone will
get $25.00 just for dropping us an e-mail. If you wish, we will be
happy to donate your winnings to the organization of your choice.
You can contact Mike at
[By MIKE FAK]