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Christian College musical, YMCA, Dara Tesh, Knights of Columbus,
Humane Society and LCHS freshman orientation make Close Up
By Mike Fak
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Christian College Announces Cast for Spring Musical
Stephen Schwartz's "Godspell" will be presented March 26, 27 & 28, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the Earl C
Hargrove Chapel Building on the campus of Lincoln Christian College.
Tickets are available by calling 217-732-3168, ext 2232. Adults -
$9.00 and Students - $7.00.
The cast includes Devon Stribling from Atlanta, Illinois as Jesus
and Jeremy Goeckner from Mt. Vernon, Illinois playing John the
Baptist/Judas. Other cast members include: Aaron Zapata, Allison Jackson, Emily Davis, Josh Corbin, Shannon
Miller, Julie Browning, Sarah Kimes, Allison Campbell, Brandon
Davis, Lauren Smith, Rebeccah Campbell, Lex Reed, Scarlett Lee and
Lindsey Capperune. The Living Stones Players Drama Club from Lincoln
Christian Church will also be part of the cast and includes: Antonia
Snell, Amanda Jones, Allison Bone, Garrett Maupin, Ryder Mills,
Ethan Golden, Jesse Mangano, Abbie Ramsey, Matthew Squaire, Samuel
Squaire, Zack Hazel, Shannon Halpin and Koey Smith.
The production is under the direction of Tim Searby and Jim
Allison with Linda Storm serving as accompanist and Gary Shull
Gras" Art Day will be held at the YMCA Activity Center in
the Art Room on Saturday, February 21st from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. for
children in 1st – 6th grade. Lisa Madigan will teach children about
the Mardi Gras celebration and will experience a hands-on art
project making Mardi Gras masks. Call or visit the Y office for more
information about fees and registering your child.
Lincoln Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce Dara Tesh
as February Employee of the Month. (click on picture for larger
Dara has been an ALMH employee for nearly three years. She
started in Environmental Services and transferred to Materials
Management after about 18 months.
Her nominator said Dara is a pleasure to work with and does her
job very well.
"Whenever a department is in need of supplies, she drops whatever
she may be doing and provides great customer service," says April
Matherly, who formerly worked in Dara's department but has since
transferred to Same Day Care.
Dara was also recently praised by a co-worker in another
department for tracking down the last person to access the ATM in
the hospital. When Dara used it, there had been $10 left behind.
"Most people probably would have taken the $10 and went on with
their day, but Dara didn't," says David Miller, charge nurse in the
Emergency Department. "It is so nice and comforting to know that I
work with peers possessing such honesty and will to do the right
thing. Dara's a great example for all of us."
Dara begins each shift by checking the floor she is assigned to,
ensuring needed supplies are restocked. She helps her department
process receiving, crash carts and the mail, as well as filling
Before coming to work at ALMH, she worked at Myers. Dara says the
skills she uses in her position at ALMH include organization and
math skills, in addition to good customer service.
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She enjoys the opportunities available at ALMH and the great
co-workers throughout the building.
Adds Matherly: "She is always willing to lend a hand
to help and is a great team player. That is one important thing that
helps make ALMH a great place to work."
ALMH employs more than 290 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.
Knights of Columbus aren't waiting for Lent to arrive to get
their ever popular Friday night fish fry going. Starting at 5:00 pm
every Friday, patrons can get a catfish dinner for $8.00 or a
walleye meal for $7:00. The portions are generous so enjoy a great
meal and support a worthy cause. Carryouts are available. You can
call your order in to 732-2548
Humane Society needs a little help to give the kind of help our
cats and dogs waiting for adoption desperately need. If you can
offer a foster home for a pet waiting to be discovered by a great
family, please call the Humane Society at 217-737-4042.
Community High School will hold Freshman orientation for the
Class of 2013 and their parents on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 at
6:30pm. The evening will begin in the LCHS auditorium with
presentations by Student Government members, administrators and
other high school personnel. Immediately following there will be an
activity fair in the cafeteria. Student Government members will be
available to give guided tours of the building.
At this meeting they will explain registration
procedures, describe courses, and give information on the variety of
activities that are available for your student to participate in
during his or her high school career.
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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.
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