John United Church of Christ, Holy Family Church, Lincoln College
alumni, Lucky Six winners, Montessori Children's House, and Pride
and Progress awards make Close Up
By Mike Fak
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Youth Group of St. John United Church of Christ
in Lincoln, IL will be joining with thousands of young people across
the country in this year's Souper Bowl of Caring on Sunday, February
1. The young people will be present throughout the church on Sunday
with large Soup Kettles to collect money to be sent to the local
food pantry as they strive to provide help to our struggling
neighbors in Lincoln who are hungry and hurting. Anyone in the
community is welcome to participate in this opportunity to step out
in faith to provide help to others. Details can be obtained by
contacting their youth sponsors: Jonathan and Tamara Pagel 732-4500; Val
Coombs 732-2340; or Tonita Reifsteck 732-9796.
To help ensure an adequate blood
supply for local hospitals, the Holy Family Church is
sponsoring a blood drive at the Lincoln Masonic Center located at
2022 North Kickapoo Street in Lincoln on Monday, February 2,
2009. The hours of the blood drive are 12:00pm - 6:00pm. For
your convenience, please call Jessica to sign up (toll free) at
1-866-GIVE-BLD, ext. 6814 or schedule an appointment online at
www.cicbc.org. Walk-ins are also welcome and truly appreciated.
Lincoln College Alumni and Friends will be cruising in 2010. The
Lincoln College Alumni Office along with Suzi Davis Travel is
hosting a Caribbean cruise preview night on Wednesday, February 4
from 6-7 p.m. in the Alumni Room in the Meyer Evans Student Center
on the campus of Lincoln College in Lincoln. The preview will
feature a Suzi Davis representative who give details on the upcoming
trip as well as show a DVD on the new cruise liner. The cruise,
which is open to all alumni, family, friends and the community, is
scheduled to sail on January 23-30, 2010. The seven night cruise
will visit three ports of call: St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and Nassau,
Bahamas. Participants will set sail on the Oasis of the Seas,
the newest and most revolutionary cruise ship in the world, which is
scheduled to be launched in December 2009.
The following is a list of the Holy Family Church's Lucky 6
Winners from the 1/23/2009 drawing:
$1000 Wes Woodhall; sold by Holly
$500 Mike Higgins; sold by Leslie Singleton
$300 Todd Lewis; sold by Greg Morrow
$100 David Welch; sold by David Welch
$100 Melissa Hardiek; sold by Melissa Hardiek
$100 Kay Rosner; sold by Parish
The next drawing will be held on Friday, February 13, 2009, at
the Knights of Columbus at 6:30 p.m.
The Montessori Children's House in Lincoln will be hosting an
open house on Thursday, February 5, anytime from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.
The school is located at 406 Keokuk Street across from Subway.
Everyone is invited to stop in for refreshments and live
demonstrations from the children. The Montessori Children's House in
Lincoln offers a wonderful early childhood education program for
preschool and kindergarten age children!
Montessori is a teaching method that channels a child's innate
curiosity toward the development of a love of learning. While it is
new to Lincoln, the Montessori teaching concepts have inspired this
love of learning for millions of children in hundreds of schools
around the world for the past 100 years. The Montessori teaching
method gives teachers the tools to gain and keep a
child's attention so that true learning can be achieved.
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Montessori provides the skills for writing, reading and early
mathematical concepts. Children are exposed to the world of music
and art, and are provided opportunities for individual creativity.
Manners and respect for others are strongly emphasized, so that
grace and courtesy become a part of a child's way of life!
Montessori is a wonderful addition to our area's educational
options and a unique opportunity for families seeking an excellent
preschool and kindergarten experience for their young children. This
would be a great opportunity to learn the Montessori methods and the
The Lincoln/Logan Chamber of Commerce has released the
winners of this year's Pride and Progress awards:
Beautification Award- Lincoln Inn Motel, Paresh Patel
Business of the Year Award- Lincoln College, President John
Business of the Year Award- Christian Child Care, Coleen Moore
Business of the Year Award- Hampton Inn, Lynn Paulus
Mike Abbott Volunteers of
the Year Award- Marcia Greenslate & Roy Logan from the Lincoln Park
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bag. At the end of the month we will draw a name and someone will
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happy to donate your winnings to the organization of your choice.
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