If you don't know the way to San Jose
you might want to find out how to get there before next weekend,
June 27th- 29th.
The village of 600 plus residents is celebrating their 150th
anniversary as a community and they are throwing one heck of a
activities will kick off in the village's newly redone Memorial Park
at 4:00 p.m. Friday and events will continue to happen all the way
through Sunday afternoon's grand parade.
There will be a fish fry dinner on
Friday night, plus a huge fireworks display that evening at the
There will be a tractor pull on
Saturday as well as live music but there is a whole lot more to the
There will be a truck pull contest
with the fire fighters, an antique tractor show, tractor games,
wheat threshing, corn shelling, a water fight with the fire
fighters, kiddy games for the children, a 3 on 3 basketball
tournament, and softball games.
Craft vendors will be on hand to
sell their wares and food vendors will be available for you to enjoy
pork chops, brats, hot dogs and beverages. Sunday, June 29th, there
will be a nondenominational church service in Memorial Park with
music. For more information you can call 309-247-3332 between 7:30
a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. The villagers of San Jose
invite you to join in their celebration of this historic
beats great theatre
June 27-29, Lincoln Community
Theatre presents: "Mrs. President" Held at the Johnston Center for
the Performing Arts on the beautiful Lincoln College campus.
Based on historical documents and enhanced with personal family
remembrances this original play authored by a life long Lincoln
scholar, M. David Samples, will broaden your insights into the true
character of Mary Todd- "Mrs. President". Beginning with her
socialite life in Springfield Illinois as the sister of Elizabeth
Edwards and her on-again, off-again relationship with her husband,
Abraham Lincoln, the play pulls you along the trials of being the
wife of one of our nation's greatest and most complex presidents.
Humorous, laughable, sad, reflective and compelling this is the
emotional journey of a woman misunderstood and maligned by a callous
public at that time in our history. To make opening night even more
exciting, New York playwright, M. David Samples will be in
attendance. An after-performance audience reception to meet Mr.
Samples, director, cast and crew will also highlight the evening.
Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, please
call 217-735-2614 or e-mail
you love old cars this is for you.
Main Street Lincoln and the
Railsplitter's Antique Car Club will be holding Lincoln's Trail
to St. Jude on June 28, 2008. This event will feature fun
activities for the whole family in Downtown Lincoln from 3 p.m. to 9
p.m. Come and enjoy the Super Cruise for St. Jude starting at 3 p.m.
and ending at 9 p.m. (entrant's fee donation of $5 per vehicle),
there will also be live entertainment by the Country Thunder Band
beginning at 6 p.m.. O'Donohue's Hot Dogs & Soda Fountain will be
hosting a bake sale and a silent auction from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Finally, there will be a 50/50 drawing and a raffle to benefit St.
Jude held in front of Action Rentals.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is unlike any other treatment
and research facility anywhere. The breakthroughs and discoveries
made here have changed the way the world treats children with cancer
and other illnesses. St. Jude accepts all patients, regardless of
the ability to pay for treatment, making it America's third largest
health-care charity. All proceeds of Lincoln's Trail to St. Jude
will go directly to the Peoria, IL, branch of this Research
Hospital to benefit the numerous children who are treated there.
For more information concerning Lincoln's Trail to St. Jude
please contact Dave Dunham at 217-737-5378 or visit
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fee is free.
Expectant moms should mark this day
on their calendar. The Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is offering
a free clinic Sunday, June 29th in Conference Room A. Topics to be
covered are: breathing and relaxation techniques, warning signs
during pregnancy, pain relief in labor, assisted deliveries and
caesarian birth, newborn care and safety, infant feeding,
contraception, and mother care. When you are finished absorbing all
this valuable information you will be given a tour of the ALMH
The normal $30 fee has been waived,
and you can't beat that price! Call 732- 2161 ext 75235 for further
Impressive job resume
Janice Greer is celebrating 34
years on the job with Kroger this month. Janice started at the food
retailer at the ripe old age of 16 and she has been a fixture with
the company ever since. Talking to staff and employees at the store,
they too are celebrating Janice's longevity with Kroger. Greer is
the store's file clerk and takes care of the mountain of paperwork
and electronic filing that a busy store has to contend with.
Congratulations to Janice on a
up the band and have a great sandwich
The Lincoln Community High School
Band Boosters will be selling Rib eye and Pork Chop Sandwiches at
Lincoln IGA on Saturday, June 28th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Help support the Boosters in their efforts. Proceeds go to direct
support of the band including equipment, uniforms, props, and travel
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]