Youth Wrestling, Humane Society, C-EL Mathcounts, Ashley Meyrick, spring soccer and
ballroom dancing in the Close Up
By Mike Fak
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Lincoln Youth Wrestling Team traveled to Chatham on Sunday to
compete in the Chatham Kids Titan Clash wrestling tournament. The
results were as follows:
6 and under division: Austin
O'Donoghue took first, Tony Gandolfi second and Kia Carvalho fourth.
7- and 8-year-olds: Cade Tanner, Collin Cogdill and Nolan Yates
took third; Tyler Werth, Trevor Bree and Roux Starr all came in
9- and 10-year-olds: Jarrett Poole took first, Austin Dennison
and Michael O'Donoghue fourth.
Humane Society of Logan County had its annual pancake and
sausage breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Friendship Manor. What a
great partner HSLC has in Friendship Manor. The room was beautifully
decorated and the staff was so helpful. According to preliminary
numbers, HSLC netted close to $1,500 on the breakfast. Bake sale and
merchandise sales were $400. Donation box yielded $130. Special
thanks to all the volunteers who planned the event, especially Lyle
and Cherrilyn Johnson and Marsha Brown, and to all those who gave up
their Saturday to work. Without them HSLC would not have been able
to have a $2,000 day.
HSLC will have its annual rummage sale on Saturday, March 13,
at the Lincoln Woman's Club building from 7 a.m. until noon. As you
start to clean out closets, garages and under beds this winter,
remember that all those unwanted items could be someone else's
treasure. SAVE THEM FOR HSLC. Drop-off will be Friday, March 12,
from 4 to 8 p.m.
Chester-East Lincoln Mathcounts team took first place at the
regional tournament on Saturday at Millikin University with students
from six other schools. C-EL edged out Quincy for first place by
three-fourths of a point. Kevin Barker was third in the written
round and fourth in the oral competition. The team will travel to
Matteson for the state tournament on March 6.
Meyrick, a 2008 graduate of Lincoln Community High School, made
the Dean's Honor List at Illinois Central College. She was also
inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society, and
is a member of the ICC women's volleyball national championship
team, which has been named the 2009-2010 Academic Team of the Year.
Ashley will receive her degree in May and plans on attending SIUE
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Spring Soccer registrations will be accepted now through March
18. This program is designed to introduce kids age 3 1/2 to 12 years
old to soccer fundamentals and techniques. Participants will
practice once a week. Games will be played on Saturday mornings.
Register before March 18 to avoid late fees.
dance lessons are back at the Lincoln Park District. Join Mike
and Julie Bieser in the Aerobics Room starting Sunday, March 7, at 2
p.m. This four-week class will have you learning the swing dance,
cha-cha and the nightclub two-step. Along with learning a lot,
you'll have great fun. This is an awesome way to beat the winter
doldrums and get a little exercise as well. It is obvious that the
Biesers enjoy teaching, and they'll have you "Dancing Like the
Stars" in no time at all. The park district supplies the fun and
instruction; you supply your dance partner. A minimum number of
participants is required, so early registration is encouraged. Call
the park district at 732-8770.
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