pantry drive, United Methodist churches in Beason and Elkhart,
Lincoln College maintenance, Washington-Monroe honor students, Sam
Opperman, Kiwanis, and VFW all crowd into Close Up
By Mike Fak
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[November 18, 2008]
Pantry Drive reminder
We want to remind everyone that this coming Friday and Saturday
there will be the 2nd Annual Lincoln/Logan County Food Pantry Drive
at the IGA. Many clubs, schools, churches, civic organizations and
businesses are all getting involved to help make this an
unparalleled success. If your group is doing something special
please let us know so we can help you get the word out.
United Methodist Churches of Beason and Elkhart
Methodist Churches of Beason and Elkhart demonstrated the spirit of
giving Sunday when they gave generously to their communities.
The members of the Beason United Methodist Church voted
unanimously to donate $500.00 to the Logan County Food Pantry. The
membership was united in their desire to see that the food pantry
would have the resources to provide for the needs of the area this
Thanksgiving season. "The church is the only church in Beason and
one of the smaller churches in the county, but they have one of the
biggest hearts," said Pastor Dayle Badman. "Their concern for those
less fortunate is an example of faith in action and certainly is
indicative of the hearts of the congregation."
Members of the United Methodist Church in Elkhart also voted to
give to a local family that is a member of the church by designating
special offerings for Sunday's and next Sunday's offering to help
them with miscellaneous expenses during the time their home is being
replaced. One member of the congregation voiced the sentiment of all
when she stated, "These are family and families help each other. We
are small but we are a loving and compassionate church and should be
there for our friends and neighbors.
Close Up wants to add kudos to these two great congregations and
their marvelous generosity to help others in need. Well done and may
the good Lord bless every one of you!
The Lincoln College Maintenance Department is kindly inviting
everyone to a Thanksgiving Fish Fry, Friday, November 21, 11 a.m. to
1 p.m. in the Maintenance Building. The meal is free to all LC
employees. Maintenance is asking everyone to bring a nonperishable
food item/donation to give to the Lincoln Logan Food Pantry to help those in need. The items
collected will be included with the Student Services/Honors Program
donation on Nov. 25.'
School 1st Quarter Honor Roll
More academic accolades for some of our area youngsters and the
Close Up loves to brag about these great youngsters. For the
complete list of honor students,
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Lutheran October Student of the Month
Sam Opperman, Zion Lutheran School 8th grader, has
been selected as the Zion Lutheran October Student of the Month.
Sam's ZLS activities have included: track, basketball, band, chorus,
chimes choir, Bible Bowl, Student Council Vice-President and Speech
team. Church and community activities include: Honor Roll, Jr.
Choir, VBS helper, Youth Group, usher, greeter, Live Nativity,
summer mowing, Library reading program, 4-H, Walk for Life, soccer,
baseball, Lincoln Community Theater, Boy Scouts, Balloon Fest
volunteer, Heritage Days helper, Cub Scout day camp helper and
roadside clean-up volunteer. Sam also enjoys swimming, farm work and
riding his bike. Sam's parents are David and Stephanie Opperman of
spaghetti dinner coming up
November 22, 2008, the Kiwanis Club of Lincoln will
be having a spaghetti dinner at the American Legion at 1740 5th
Street. Tickets are available from Kiwanians or at the door. Serving
will be from 4:30-7:30 pm and carry out is available. Proceeds go to
supporting agencies and activities for the youth of Lincoln.
the night away
The VFW dance will be Sunday November 23rd and
everyone is welcome. This month they will be having the Donna
Weghorst Band and tickets are available at the door. The time is
6:30-9:30 pm at the VFW Post 1957 at 915 5th Street.
Got a good piece of news, information or
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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.
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