care training, Zonta, sheriff's scholarship, Grace Sheley, Tori
Hoban and Lincoln Christian Church hit the Close Up
By Mike Fak
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of Illinois Extension in Logan County
will be offering a Daycare Provider Training on Monday, March
16th from 6 – 8 pm at a cost of $10.00. "When All You Hear is NO!"
will be presented by Patti Faughn, Family Life Educator from
University of Illinois' Springfield Extension Center.
This program will help daycare
providers realize why a two or three year old shakes his or her head
and shouts "no" when asked to do something. At this training daycare
providers will learn ways to meet this child's need for autonomy
during the "no" years. Daycare providers in attendance will receive
two hours of continuing education credit for daycare licensing
To register for the "When All You Hear is NO!"
Daycare Provider Training, please contact the Logan County Extension
Office at 732-8289 for a registration form. The deadline for
registration is Wednesday, March 11th.
Zonta Club will meet on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:15 p.m. at the
American Legion. Members should contact Judy Awe at 732-4758 before
7:30 a.m. on Monday, March 9, if they are unable to attend.
Illinois Sheriffs' Association will award more than $53,000 in
scholarships to full-time college students throughout the state who
wish to pursue a higher education during the 2009-2010 academic year
at an Illinois institution of higher learning. The scholarships are
to be applied to tuition, books and fees only.
Sheriff Steve Nichols of Logan County will award one $500
scholarship. Applications are available in his office, or online at
The application must be completed, the essay question answered
and all documentation returned to Nichols' office by March 13.
Lutheran School conducted its annual ZLS Spelling Bee on
March 4. Participating in the bee were: 8th graders – Karli Cox and
Grace Sheley; 7th graders – Justin Broom and Brad Miller; 6th
graders – Tori Hoban and Josh Mangano; 5th graders – Elizabeth Ford,
Garret Olson, and Ben Steiner; 4th graders – Sydney Johnson, Zack
Prather and Kalyn Roberts. Tori Hoban won first place and
Grace Sheley was the runner-up.
Pictured are Grace Sheley (runner-up) and Tori Hoban (school
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Lincoln Christian Church youth choirs, Good News Publishing and
HeartSong, are sponsoring "A Night of Theatre, Scripture and
Dessert," featuring two 10-minute plays: "Death Loves
Chocolate," by Bruce Boeck and "Your Turn to Watch Dad," by Walter
Thinnes. There will also be selections from the books of James. A
donation is suggested. Don't miss the pie auction - made by some of
the best pie makers in the area. The event will be held Saturday at
the Lincoln Christian Church Fellowship Center, 204 N. McLean St.
starting at 6:30 pm.
Got a good piece of news, information or
something that we can all brag about? If you do, 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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