go out to the media, Hallie's on the Square (who sold out of BBQ
meals at the event), John Sutton for all his work including the
installation of the windows, and the Railsplitter Antique Auto Club,
who did the lion's share of organizing the event and who donated the
registration fees and 50/50 receipts to the Mill. The event brought
in through food sales and registration fees approx. $300.
Special thanks to the following for
contributing door prizes: Jan Schumacher - "Glimpses of Lincoln"
book, Hallie's, Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County,
Illinois Rt. 66 Heritage Project, Rt. 66 Assn. of Illinois, Central
Illinois Tourism Development Office, Railsplitter Antique Auto Club.
Thanks to John Sutton and Bob Wilmert for their hard work on the
windows, which were made possible through a Danner Trust grant.
Special thanks to the National Park Service for their recent grant
to replace the foundation and flooring on the main floor, and
special thanks to the Route 66 Preservation Group for all the hard
work they've done this year. Thanks also to Ace Hardware and Sherwin
Williams for their donations of supplies. Finally, a very special
thanks to Vintage Daze, who performed a great show at the event!
Graue wins equestrian honors
Olivia Graue, 13, of Lincoln
her Quarter Horse, Zips Speedy Investment, showed at the Youth
Charity Horse Show, which was held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds
in Springfield October 10 thru 12. Olivia and "Zippy" placed 1st in
the 13 and Under Western Pleasure Class. The pair also placed in the
Western Horse Country Pleasure, 4-H Western Pleasure and Quarter
Horse Western Pleasure classes. Olivia and Zippy train at Dowell
Quarter Horses in Greenview, Illinois under the
direction of Angela Dowell and Laura Flessner. Olivia is an 8th
grader at West Lincoln-Broadwell school. She is the daughter of
Chris and Valerie Graue.
Lutheran August/September Student of the Month
Brad Miller, Zion Lutheran School
7th grader, has been selected as the Zion Lutheran August/September
Student of the Month. Brad's ZLS activities include: Band, Track and
Field, Choir Chimes, Choir, Student Council, Math Bowl, Bible Bowl,
Geography Bee, IMEA District Band, Lutheran Honors Band, and
musicals. Church and community activities include youth group, VBS
helper, youth group, Sunday School musicals, and the summer reading
program. Brad enjoys viewing the History Channel and the Discovery
Channel, along with playing video games. Brad's parents are Randy
and Peggy Miller of Lincoln.
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Woodhall is ALMH October Employee of the Month
Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce Holly Woodhall as October
Employee of the Month. Woodhall has worked in the Pharmacy at ALMH
for 23 years, and she volunteered at the hospital while in high
school. She also worked for the state for 27 years before retiring
Her shifts at ALMH are
spent filling prescriptions and performing clinical evaluations. But
Woodhall says there are always unique challenges presented by nurses
"I've never been
disappointed in my career choice," says Woodhall, who graduated from
Ferris State University in Michigan in 1975. "I like the people in
my department and throughout the hospital."
Her nominator, John
Strader, RN (Same Day Care and Infusion Clinic), says Woodhall is
friendly and always has medications ready quickly.
"That is important to
us because our patients usually come in from work on their busy
schedules," Strader says. "She is also very prompt in getting the
medications to me with chemo - sometimes before I'm ready. The
patients get a kick out of that and tease me about it."
ALMH employs more than
290 individuals in a wide variety of job functions. A different
employee is honored each month for their commitment to creating
great patient experiences, getting great results, and making ALMH a
great place to work.
District's Second Annual Halloween Home Decorating Contest!
If you have decorated
your house/lawn for Halloween, Lincoln Park District is sponsoring a
judging contest. Be scary, be funny or be creative. If you can do
that, then you are exactly who we are looking for. Decorate your
house and compete against other Lincoln residents. The winning First
Place entrant will receive a one year Full Access Membership to the
Sports Center for their family. Second Place will be awarded a six
month Full Access Membership for their family and Third Place will
be given a three month Full Access for their family.
You will need to
register to be judged by Thursday, October 25. Judging will be done
on the evening of Sunday, October 26. You can register by calling
the Park District at 732-8770 or use our website,
lincolnparkdistrict.com and go to the Contact Us page. They will
need your name, address, phone number and brief description of your
theme or decorations. This is a free contest and winners will be
announced in the local media and pictures may be featured on our
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]