Kroger Christmas story, winter concert weekend, Global Tech grads,
YMCA and Lincoln Park District in Close Up
By Mike Fak
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other day a woman was in the checkout lane at Kroger buying her
holiday foods. She found out after everything was rung up that she
was short $35 on her Link card and began to decide what items to
forget when a woman in line behind her told the cashier to put the
$35 on her bill.
The generous woman told the other
woman that she had been where she was now and to have a "Merry
We hope both ladies have one and thank Kathy Horn at
Kroger for sharing this story with all of us.
Reminder: The Lincoln Area Music Society Winter Concert is
this weekend: Saturday, Dec. 19, and Sunday, Dec. 20.
The public is invited to this free concert featuring the chorale
and orchestra. Both dates are at the Lincoln Community High School,
1000 Primm Road. The Saturday time is 7 p.m. The Sunday show is at 2
Congratulations to these young men for completing their studies
at Global Tech Training on Dec. 3. Another class will be
starting on Jan. 4 to replace this graduating class.
Left to right: Jim Frontz, Randy McCay, Eric Stender and Zach
The Lincoln Public Library has posted their holiday hours:
Dec. 24 -- Closing
early at 1 pm
Dec. 25 and 26 --
Closed for Christmas holiday
Dec. 31 -- Closing
early at 5 p.m.
Jan. 1 -- Closed
for New Year's Day
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Got Georgia on your mind? The Georgia O'Keefe Art Day
program is Dec. 30 at the YMCA. Georgia O'Keefe is one of the
greatest female artists of the 20th century with her focus on
flowers and the scenery around her. The registration deadline is
Dec. 23. Participants from first to sixth grade need to hurry in and
register for this awesome art day. Call 735-3915 or visit
A full-access membership at the Lincoln Park District will
be offered to college students home for the holidays. You
must be a full-time student with a valid college ID. This membership
comes with unlimited usage and includes all aerobic and spin
classes. Passes are valid through Jan. 17. Cost will be $50 in
district and $60 out of district.
Lincoln Park District also offers gift certificates.
Certificates are available in any dollar amount and may be applied
toward membership costs or any park district program or function.
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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 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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