Atlanta shopping, LCHS music students, Head Start thanks Woody and
Sue Jones, 4-H achievement winners, and Hartsburg-Emden honor roll
in Close Up
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[November 04, 2008]
Your Holiday Shopping in Atlanta Nov. 9
Mark your calendar for the 5th Annual One-Stop Holiday Shopping
Day in Atlanta, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at the Atlanta Memorial
Community House from 1-4 p.m. The Community House is located on 6th
Street, adjacent to the park.
from displays of: At Home America (Brenda Garey), Babyations
(Jennifer Prather), Grubbyland Candles (Sherry Hoppe), Lia Sophia
jewelry (Judy Nevenner), Mary Kay (Katie Hoinacki), Party Lite (Sam
Renfrow), Tastefully Simple gourmet foods (Krystal Salvator),
Thirty-One Gifts (Kara Schmidt), Tupperware (Amy Naughton), Upper
Case Living (Laura Kruger) and Pampered Chef.
Door prizes will be
given away every hour at 2:00, 3:00, & 4:00 p.m. You must be present
at drawing time to win a door prize. Be present for a new chance to
win each hour.
LCHS music students represent school and community
Six music students represented LCHS at the Illinois Music
Educators Association District IV Music Festival at Western Illinois
University in Macomb on Saturday. Pictured (from left) are Katy
Reynolds, Burgandy Henderson, Rigoberto Ernst, Lorenda Kirby, Cody
Garretson and Kelly Knecht.
Participating students at each of the IMEA's nine district music
festivals audition to be selected for the IMEA State Music Festival
in Peoria later this year. Students spent the day at the district
festival auditioning for the state festival and practicing for a
public concert held Saturday afternoon.
These six students were among approximately 200 who took part in
the festival, which included chorus, band and orchestra.
Participants at the District IV festival were chosen from over 600
students who auditioned Oct. 13 at Petersburg Porta High School.
Most students will learn soon if they qualified for the state
festival. Kirby, however, earned the top score among all 2nd
sopranos at the festival, which earned her automatic qualification
for the state festival.
Ernst was one of five students chosen to perform a vocal solo
during one song performed during the choral portion of the concert.
[Text from file received from Loyd Kirby]
Head Start thanks Woody and Sue Jones
The Community Action Head Start classroom located at Centennial
Courts in Lincoln would like to thank Woody and Sue Jones (pictured
at far right) for their generosity. The couple has provided
wonderful materials to the program many times in the past. On
October 27 they donated a beautiful Terrace dollhouse made of
natural wood for the classroom.
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Many Logan County children will benefit and play with this new
classroom item for many hours in the years to come. Head Start is so
appreciative of the Jones couple for caring about the children in
our community enough to purchase such a high-quality item for the
center. Their gift even included furniture for the bathroom, the
living room and the kitchen! The children couldn't wait to begin
Community Action Head Start provides opportunities
to help children develop socially, intellectually, physically and
emotionally in an age-appropriate manner. Community support is
critical to our success and we are very appreciative of Woody and
Sue Jones' gift. We encourage parents to inquire about Head Start
applications by calling 217-732-2159, ext. 250.
[Text from file received from Merna Lichtenwalter,
Community Action Head Start teacher, and Courtney Stewart, Head
Achievement winners announced
Logan County held its annual 4-H Achievement Night
on November 2, 2008 at the Lincoln Park District Rec Center.
Approximately 105 4-H members, leaders, and families came to
congratulate the award recipients. This year's event included a
potluck dinner before the ceremony!
The top award winners in the major award categories
on November 2 include the following: (Click here.)
Close Up is always delighted to give the youth of
this community the recognition they deserve for jobs well done, and
that most certainly includes academics. To see the complete list of
Hartsburg-Emden students who made the first nine weeks' honor roll,
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