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Lincoln FFA, quilters, Allison Mayernick, Elkhart plant sale and LJHS spring play in Close Up

By Mike Fak

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[April 27, 2010]  The Lincoln FFA chapter will have another plant sale on Wednesday, April 28, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in the high school ag shop.

They have a huge assortment of annuals and perennials, plus vegetables and hanging baskets.

Their great deals include:

  • Four-pack annuals, $1

  • Perennials, $1

  • Geraniums, 6/$20

  • 10-inch hanging baskets, 3/$20

They have wave petunias, petunias, vinca, verbena, nemesia, begonia and dianthus in many different colors. Plus, there are several other plants to choose from. They have tomato plants and other garden plants as well.

Flowers will make a perfect gift for mom on Mother’s Day -- May 9.

The Quilters at Heart Quilt Guild will have their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 29. The meeting is at Trinity Episcopal Church, 402 Pekin St. in Lincoln. This week’s program is "help night." Members of the guild will share their expertise in various areas of quilting. For additional information, contact Stacie Wachtel: 309-533-1122, 217-732-7029 or

Allison Mayernick, a member of the Lincoln FFA chapter, received second place in the District 3 FFA Creed Speaking Career Development Event. Participants must recite the FFA Creed from memory and then, during a five-minute questioning period, answer questions dealing with their knowledge and understanding of the creed. Only freshman class agriculture education/FFA members are eligible to compete in the event.

Allison will now compete in the state-level event at Illinois State University in Normal on Saturday, May 1. Only the top 10 creed speakers in the state have the opportunity to compete in the state event. The state winner will recite the FFA Creed at the Illinois Association FFA State Convention, which will be June 8-10 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield.

Congratulations, Allison! We are very proud of you! Good luck at state!

Ellen Olson, Section 14 president, presents Allison Mayernick with her awards.
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The Elkhart Needs and Goals committee is having a plant sale on Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1, at Elkhart Village Hall. The hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 8-11 a.m. Saturday.

The LJHS spring play kicks off Friday, April 30, and will be presented again on Saturday, May 1. The public is invited, with tickets available at the door. The school is located at 208 Broadway in Lincoln. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; curtain at 7.

Got a good piece of news, information or 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 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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