The Draw 4 Carroll program will be a
monthly drawing through March 2011. Four prizes will be awarded each
month: first prize, $1,000; second prize, $500; third prize, $250;
and fourth prize, $100. Winning tickets will be re-entered for
Tickets may be purchased for $25 securely by credit card online
at the Holy Family Church Web site,
www.holyfamilylincoln.com. More information about Carroll
Catholic School and this drawing may also be found on the Web site.
Winners and locations of future drawings will be posted there as
well. Tickets may also be purchased at the parish office, Carroll
Catholic School and various businesses.
Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend the kickoff party
for this exciting new raffle to support Christian education provided
at Carroll Catholic School.
If you have further questions, please contact the parish office
Zion Lutheran projects advance to state history fair
The following ZLS students received a superior rating on their projects at
the regional history fair at the Abraham Lincoln Library in Springfield
and will advance to the Illinois History Expo on May 6 at the Prairie
Capital Convention Center in Springfield: Exhibits -- Jim Sielaff, Lance
Stanfield, Elizabeth Tripplett, Grace Walters, Kathryn Arneaud, Megan
Opperman, Elizabeth Ford, Lexie Groves, Justin Broom, Ben Steiner, and Anna
Walters; media -- Allie Cox, Josh Mangano, Faith Smith, Brad Miller, and Joe
Ahrends; performance -– Emma Nobbe.
In upper picture, Faith Smith receives her
superior rating award at the history fair. In second, Emma Nobbe receives her
superior rating at the fair.
This week the Hartsburg-Emden FFA has been conducting FFA
Week activities. Events included milk-a-cow, lassoing contest,
wheelbarrow relay races, tractor and truck day, bale stacking
contest, agricultural literacy activities at the Emden Grade School,
and an all-school assembly featuring ag Olympics and Mr. FFA. Click
on picture for larger image.
Lincoln-Broadwell third-quarter honor roll
High honors (3.6-4.0) -- Kenneth
Bacon, Daniel Hemenway, Grant Johnson, Lexee Klockenga, Livvie Muck,
Joey Olden, Michelle Paulus, Tiffany Strickler, Sam Tiffany, Alex
Honors (3.0-3.5) -- Adam Papirnik, Mason Newman, Hunter Wieber
High honors -- Leah Anderson, Tara
Bradley, Andrew Coop, Levi Curry, Payton Ebelherr, Kyle Fitzpatrick,
Preston Marten, Lexi Morris, Betsy Olson, Jordan Yarcho
Honors -- Adam Conrady, Dalton Presswood
High honors -- Jeris Bender, Kathryn
Benner, David Biggs, Brycen Hicks, Kaylyn Hoffert, Adrienne
Klockenga, Garrett Schreiner, Brook Soebbing, Chase Turner, Jordan
Sixth grade -- Emily Martinez
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Montessori Children's House in Lincoln is now enrolling students
for the 2010-2011 school year. The school is open to students from
preschool to grade three and operates Monday through Friday.
Preschool and pre-K students attend half-days, and kindergarten to
third-grade students attend full days.
Children's House is beginning its fifth year of operation in
Lincoln with Ms. Bethany Vickers serving as the school directress.
Ms. Vickers founded and operated the Montessori School of Miami
Beach, Fla., for 33 years prior to opening the Montessori Children's
House in Lincoln.
Children attending the Montessori Children's House learn in a
mixed age group environment and are free to move about, speak and
work within the school. Children work one-on-one receiving a lesson
from teachers or older students in one of the four avenues of
learning: practical life, sensorial, language and math. In addition,
children are instructed in music and basic French. Practicing good
manners and showing respect for others are strongly emphasized, so
that grace and courtesy become a part of a child's way of life.
Parents of prospective students are encouraged to come in and
observe the classroom to see the difference a Montessori education
can make. For enrollment information or to schedule an observation,
contact Bethany Vickers at 217-737-1463.
Congratulations to Ethan Graue. Ethan attained the rank of
Eagle Scout at Wednesday night's meeting of Boy Scout Troop 1102,
aka Troop 102, after passing the Eagle Board of Review. Ethan also
celebrated his 18th birthday on March 25 to make it a great week for
the young man. Ethan is the son of Chris and Phyllis Graue. Click on picture for larger image.
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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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