LCCS, park district, Habitat, Zonta and Little Lambs all in Close Up
By Mike Fak
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[October 07, 2008]
to the LCHS Marching Band
They are the winners of the September
Close Up Grab Bag. We will be sending a check for $25.00 to this
organization just for helping us spread the good news about their
Bicycle Run for Community Action Partnership a success
Saturday October 1, 2008, a bicycle poker run was held by the VFW
Post 1756 Men's Auxiliary to raise money for the Community Action
Partnership of Central Illinois Head Start Program. Funds will be
used to purchase items for the Logan County Classrooms that they
would not be able to have otherwise.
All riders met at Legends Bar on North Kickapoo between noon and
1:00. Riders made stops at the OK Tavern, Mr. Lucky'ss Gold Mine,
the Alley-Bi, Character's, Chad's Blind Bar & Grill. Riders picked
up a playing card at each stop along the way. The VFW Post 1756 on
5th Street was the final stop, where everyone had to show their five
cards and the high hand won.
Total money raised for the four-hour adventure was an amazing
$400. This money will be added to other money that has been donated
and also with money that will be raised at the fundraiser on October
25, 2008 at the VFW Post 1756 starting at 2:00PM. So mark your
calendars so you can come join in the fun. There will be a hog
roast, a liquor walk (much like a cake walk), Live Music by four
bands, silent auction, games for kids and much more. Riders included
reps from Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois and both
the VFW Post 1756 Men's Auxiliary and Ladies Auxiliary. If you would
like to make a donation to this important cause, you can at CEFCU or
the VFW Post 1756 in Lincoln under the account name Head Start
Lincoln Christian College and Seminary hosts lectures
This year's James D. Strauss Lectures at Lincoln Christian
College and Seminary will be presented Tuesday and Wednesday on the
theme "Biotechnology and the Church." The featured speaker is C.
Christopher Hook, a physician and professor associated with Mayo
Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Click here for information on the three lectures.
Click here for
scheduled sessions and biographical information on the speaker.
Pooch training at the Lincoln Park District
Professional dog trainer and Owner of Canine Training Institute
Mike Bieser will be the instructor for Dog Obedience. Group
instruction will begin on Sunday, October 12 from 1:30 to 2:30 for
four weeks in the Ballroom. The basics of sit, stay, heel and
walking on a leash will be covered. You will need a good dog collar
and a six foot non-retractable leash. Mike will teach you how to
give commands to your dog using the leash. Please pre-register and
provide proof on inoculations at the time of registration. More
information is available at
www.lincolnparkdistrict.com under the Programs page.
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The Zonta Club of Lincoln will meet on October 14 at
6:15 pm at the American Legion. Shirley Barry will give a program on
the prison program. Committees will meet to discuss plans for the
year and raffle baskets.
Please call Judy Awe with dinner cancellations no later than 7:30
a.m. on Monday, October 13.
Annual Habitat for Humanity Recognition Dinner / Dance
The Logan County Habitat for Humanity will honor H &
R Block, Harley Petri and Verdia Lee for their support of Habitat at
its 8th Annual Recognition Dinner/Dance.
Habitat will also celebrate its sixteen years of
building in Logan County. The public is invited to come and enjoy
dinner and an evening of good music and dancing on October 11, 2008,
at the American Legion Hall on 5th Street in Lincoln. The doors will
open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:00 and the dance at 7:00. Music
will be provided by "The Turner Trio." Tickets are $25 for the
dinner/dance or $10 for the dance only. They may be purchased in
advance at Wachovia Securities (A.G. Edwards & Sons), MKS Jewelers,
or by calling 217-732-2861.
Proceeds from the Dinner/Dance will be applied
toward Habitat's mission to provide simple, decent, and affordable
shelter to people lacking adequate housing.
Lambs Day Care Chili cook-off
The 4th Annual Chili Cook-off held by the Little
Lambs Day Care will be this coming Friday night, Oct. 10 from
5:30-7:00 pm. Take the night off from cooking. Bring the family to
taste many varieties of chili and vote for your favorite! There will
also be hayrack rides, face painting, pumpkin painting and fun for
all! Tickets will be sold at the door. Adults $5.00, children (4-12)
$2.50 and children under 3 free. Little Lambs is located at 1500 N.
McLean in Lincoln.
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]