United Methodist Men, the YMCA,
Lincoln College, the Jaycees and more in Close Up
By Mike Fak
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[October 28, 2008]
Methodist Men putting out the pancakes and sausage
United Methodist Men will have a Pancake & Sausage Breakfast on
Saturday, November 1st from 7:00 am to Noon in Zollars Hall at the
First United Methodist Church - Lincoln. It is an All You Can Eat
meal. Tickets for adults $6.00 - Children (under 12) - $3.00.
Proceeds go for United Methodist Men Missions. The United
Methodist Women will sponsor a bake sale.
Parents' Center Stop-N-Play
This YMCA program is
offered to parents and their infant, toddler and preschool age
children, and is held on most Fridays each month at the Lincoln Area
YMCA Activity Center. You can call Lincoln Parents' Center at
735-4192 for more information about this program and a calendar of
Score with your kids and sign them up for the YMCA's Youth
Dodgeball program beginning on November 1st. This program is
for children in 3rd-6th grade. Games will be played on Saturdays
from noon until 1:00 P.M. New teams will be formed each week. If
your child would like to take part in this exciting new program,
please register today at the YMCA!
Students Initiated into Phi Theta Kappa at Lincoln College
Lincoln, IL - October 27, 2008 - The Iota Chi Chapter of the Phi
Theta Kappa Fraternity at Lincoln College inducted 29 new members at
its initiation ceremonies during Parents' Weekend activities over
the past weekend. Phi Theta Kappa is a junior college academic honor
society. For the list of students inducted,
Jaycees accepting reservations for Senior Feast
Lincoln, IL10/27/08 The Lincoln Jaycees are now accepting
reservations for their annual Senior Feast. The Lincoln Jaycees are
serving a free holiday-style meal with dessert on Saturday, November
15th from 11am 1pm. It will be held at the Masonic Temple located
at 2022 N. Kickapoo St. It is available to seniors (age 60 and up).
To make a reservation or to inquire about delivery options please
call Jennifer Steele at 217-871-7981 as soon as possible.
The Lincoln Jaycees are a not-for-profit organization that
services Lincoln and the surrounding communities. The Lincoln
Jaycees gives young people between the ages of 18 and 40 the tools
they need to build the bridges of success for themselves in the
areas of business development, management skills, individual
training, community service, and international connections. The
Lincoln Jaycees host various community activities such as Easter Egg
Hunt, Breakfast with Santa & Angel Tree. The Lincoln Jaycees have a
variety of management and fundraising projects such as Lincoln Art &
Balloon Festival Vendor, Haunted House, and Lincoln Speedway 50/50.
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Business-After-Hours & Customer Appreciation
On Thursday, October 30, 2008, at Courtwright
Computer Sales & Service, 1400 Woodlawn Rd., Suite B hosted by Doug
DeMay at Eagle One Investment Centers there will be a ribbon cut and
fish fry. From 5 to 7 pm. Food and drinks will be provided and it is
hoped as many chamber members as possible will stop by for the
ribbon cut ceremony at 5:00 pm.
Newberry wins award
Former Lincoln resident Todd Newberry, son of Larry
and Doodie Newberry of Sherman, is the recipient of the first MAXX
Properties Employee of the Year award. Newberry, the Arizona
Regional Manager of Maintenance Operations, oversees 2400 units and
forty-three employees at ten properties. He also assists other
company maintenance teams in Florida, Colorado, and Nevada.
This process began with Todd receiving the Employee
of the Quarter award. Nominated by Michelle Bravo-Brown, Florida
Regional Manager, she states: "Todd always gives my team 150%" and
"he makes us feel that we are the most important part of his job."
While in Florida, Todd worked nights and weekends, never complained
and was still working daily with his team back in Arizona."
Newberry received his award at the New York
corporate office. While there, MAXX Properties treated him to an all
expenses paid weekend and a Broadway show.
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[By MIKE FAK]