The Lincoln Logan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that they
have hired Heidi Browne to fill the event coordinator position.
Heidi worked for the Chamber for many years several years ago and
has firsthand experience with the Art & Balloon Festival. This will
be her fourth year as a volunteer coordinator for the one of the
components of the Festival. Heidi comes to the Chamber from Dr.
Kotteman's office at Family Medical Center. Her first official day
in the office will be Monday, September 8.
isn't the time to stop giving blood
Blood donations typically decline during the summer vacation
season, especially around the holidays. Many people are out of town
and are unable to give blood. Yet the number of trauma cases
requiring emergency blood transfusions often rises over the summer
weekends, including Labor Day weekend. Consequently, area hospitals
and the Blood Center are asking the public to help by donating
To help ensure an adequate blood supply for area hospitals, a blood
drive is being held at Faith Lutheran Church located at 2320 North
Kickapoo Street in Lincoln on Thursday, August 28, 2008. The hours
of the blood drive are 12:00pm - 5:00pm. For your convenience,
please call Pat to sign up at 735-4837 or schedule an appointment
are also welcome and truly appreciated.
abreast of night time balloon launches
If you are wondering how to find out if the balloons are going to
launch may we recommend you tune in to 96.3 FM, WLCN on Friday and
Saturday evenings between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Station manager Jim Ash and that old WPRC radio pro, Bob Metz,
will be broadcasting live from the airport to keep you informed on
what is happening at the Balloon Fest. Jim and Bob will offer
interviews and other interesting looks into activities at the
airport so turn that dial to 96.3 FM and be informed.
Fall Soccer Reminder
The YMCA will accept registrations for the Y Youth
Soccer Program until August 25th. Forms received after August 25th
will require a $10 fee increase. This program is for all children
age 4 through 8th grades. Each team practices once a week, with
games held Saturday mornings at the Lincoln Developmental Center
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Biking Blast – The Y is hosting a bike event on September 6th
for families, novices, and the cycling enthusiast. The Y will
provide a 5 mile course for families and novices. Then they will
also provide a 30 mile course for the advanced cyclist. Come out and
join them for fun and fitness on September 6.
Re-opening at Cashland
Cashland is having a grand re-opening Sat. Sept. 6th
from noon to 2:00 p.m. Join them and Ident-A-Kid and the Sheriff's
Department! Free Goodie Bags, Coloring contest, free hot dogs,
bottled water and chips (while supplies last). Their address is 413
Keokuk St. (Next to Domino's Pizza).
The Ident-A-Kid card is an Immediate Response Card
designed to provide parents and law enforcement officials with
crucial information should your child become lost or missing. The
driver's license-like card contains your child's photograph,
fingerprint and description. Parents keep the card with them at all
times and, in an emergency, can provide law enforcement with it for
Got a good piece of news, information or
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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.
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[By MIKE FAK]