Society, Lincoln Community High School, Mount Pulaski Water Dept.,
glass recycling, Jefferson St. Christian Church and State Bank bocce
ball tournament winners all in Close Up
By Mike Fak
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is only two months away and the Humane Society of Logan County
wants to help you make it a special holiday. We are selling chances
for two Kroger gift cards, one for $250 and the other for $500.
Chances are 10 for $5. Chances will be available at our Kroger bake
sale on Sept. 12, at the dog wash on Sept. 26 and from any
fundraising committee member. If you want tickets or would like to
sell them, please call Marsha Brown at 217-735-2108. Drawing will be
Community High School is hosting a presentation Wednesday, Sept.
9, on bullying and violence abatement, designed to motivate students
and community members to start a chain reaction of kindness. Rachel
Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April
20, 1999. Rachel's acts of kindness and compassion, coupled with the
contents of her diaries, have become the foundation for this
program. We hope you can attend this community event in the LCHS
auditorium at 7 p.m. If you would like more information about
Rachel's Challenge, please visit
Contact Liz Schneider at LCHS for more information on the Sept. 9
program -– 217-732-4131, ext. 266.
PULASKI -- The Mount Pulaski Water Department will flush
water mains on Sept. 15 and 16 between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. The water
main flushing will cause the water to become cloudy, but it is safe
to drink. The cloudiness will last approximately a day after each
Laundry should be scheduled accordingly.
For information, residents can call City Hall at 792-3222.
Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency, in collaboration with
the Lincoln Junior Woman's Club, Saint-Gobain Containers and
Wal-Mart, will have its monthly glass collection from 9 a.m.
to noon Sept. 12 in the Lincoln Walmart Supercenter parking lot. The
collection will be canceled in event of rain.
on Sept. 13, Jefferson Street Christian Church will offer
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University classes to the
general public at four different times. The cost of a Financial
Peace University family membership is $100, and once a family
purchases a kit, they are eligible to take any Financial Peace
University course in the future for free. Kits are available through
the church. The class times are as follows: On Sundays, beginning
Sept. 13, there are three classes: at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.
and 5:30 p.m. Also, a class will be offered on Tuesdays at 6:30
p.m., beginning on Sept. 15. All classes are in Room 205, which is
accessible through the church's Worship Center entrance. To sign up
for a class, please call the church at 217-732-9294, ext. 106, or
e-mail Dustin at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes are limited to the first 50
people, and all of the classes are nearing capacity.
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Saturday, Aug. 29, the 2009 art and balloon fest bocce ball
tournament was held at the airport. Eighteen teams showed up to
compete (36 people). State Bank of Lincoln sponsored the
tournament and donated $250 to the prize money. The winners of the
Primary bracket winners:
place -- Eric Mickels and Alan Biagini, both of Washington
place -- Don Fassero of Kincaid and Will Wake of Rochester
place -- Rick Gerardi of Clinton, Ill., and Richard Reed of
Fourth place -- Steve
Aughenbaugh of Lincoln and Alan Lape of Covington, Ind.
place -- Tony Egleton of Normal and Rob Morris of Athens
place -- Judy Fassero of Kincaid and Donna Wake of Rochester
third place -- Mark Hines of Downs and Duncan Lape of Covington,
Shared third place --
Theresa Mickels and Nicole Mickels, both of Washington
Under 13 team winners:
Our youngest competitor, Nicole Mickels, was 8 years
old and played wonderfully. I promised her I would try to get her
name in Lincoln Daily News. We all had a great time, and the weather
was perfect for bocce ball.
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