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By Mike Fak
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Christian University and
Illini Christian Ministries are sponsoring a play therapy
seminar on May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jonna Tyler, a licensed
clinical professional counselor, will present an introductory
seminar on play therapy, including the basics of sand trays. The
seminar will be at Richwoods Christian Church, 8115 N. Knoxville
Ave. in Peoria.
Ridge Care Centre, 2202 N. Kickapoo St., is celebrating National
Nursing Home Week May 10-14.
May 10 will be Las Vegas Day and volunteer appreciation day.
Participants will play casino games at 10:15 a.m. and at 2:15 p.m.
May 11 will be Mardi Gras Day and staff appreciation day. Making
Mardi Gras masks will start at 10:15 a.m. and again at 2:15 p.m.
May 12, the center will have an Island Fun Day, with a luau
starting at 10:15 a.m.
Thursday is Old Hollywood Day and residents day. The facility
will play old movies, which will start at 10:15 a.m., followed by a
Hollywood Party at 2:15 p.m.
On May 14, Maple Ridge will host a Texas Rodeo and family
appreciation day. The care home will have a family barbecue with
live music from 5 to 7 p.m.
Friends and family are welcome to attend all events. Those
planning to attend Friday's meal are asked to call 735-1538.
Ellen Foley has been named May Senior-of-the-Month at Mount
Pulaski High School. She is the daughter of Bob and Sharon Foley of
Ellen is a high honor roll student, president of student council,
co-president of National Honor Society, treasurer of Spanish Club
and co-captain of the basketball team. She is also a member of Drama
Club and Spirit Squad. During her high school years has participated
in WYSE academic team activities, as well as softball and
volleyball. She is a member of St. Patrick/St. Thomas Youth Group.
Ellen plans to attend Southeast Missouri State University, where
she has been awarded a university scholarship and a regional
achievement award. She will major in communications disorders, and
then plans to earn a master's degree in speech pathology.
The Senior-of-the-Month program is co-sponsored by Mount Pulaski
Pharmacy and Johnson's Food Center. Monthly winners receive $100
savings bonds and are eligible to compete for the $1,000
The 1st State Bank of Mason City and Illini Central High School
have presented Danny Harman with the April Student of the
Month Award. For demonstrating outstanding character, Danny receives
a $50 savings bond from 1st State Bank and a reference work
appropriate to his course of study from the Illini Central High
He is the son of Tim and Chris Harman.
His classes this year are Human Physiology, Spanish 4,
Contemporary History, Illinois History, Physical Education,
Welding/Small Engines, Foods I, Foods II, and AP Literature and
In addition, he keeps busy with a number of extracurricular
activities. He is basketball team captain, vice president of Spanish
Club and a member of Future Community and Career Leaders of America.
He is also an IHSA All-State Academic nominee.
In the summer, he is involved in basketball camp.
He plans to attend Lincoln Land Community College, where he will
major in architecture and play basketball.
Principal Ed Jodlowski; Danny Harman;
and Bob Werner, executive vice president of 1st State Bank of Mason
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original Farmers' Market of Lincoln will open its 2010 season
Saturday, May 8, in Latham Park. The market plans to operate both Saturdays
and Wednesdays through Oct. 30.
Saturday hours for the month of May are 8 a.m. until
noon. Wednesday afternoon hours beginning June 2 are 3:30 to 6 p.m.
If you are interested in participating as a vendor,
please contact Vickie Hum or Doug Fink at 217-732-6962 for more
of Illinois Extension is launching a new online course series,
Healthy Lifestyles, for child care and family day care providers.
The first two modules are "Healthy Snacks," developed by Shirley
Camp, Extension educator, nutrition and wellness; and "Choosy
Eaters," developed by Patti Faughn, Extension educator, family life.
Each offers two continuing professional development units and has
a $10 fee. You can visit and preview the site without registering
for the course. See
To learn more about day care provider workshops offered in Logan
County, contact the Extension office at 732-8289.
Lincoln Farmer's Market opened on Saturday, May 1, and will
run through Saturday, Oct. 30. They are open every Wednesday from 4
to 6:30 p.m. and every Saturday 7 a.m.-noon at Scully Park. Vendors
offer fresh produce, baked goods, crafts, dog biscuits and roasted
coffee beans. For a calendar of special events, entertainment and
fundraisers for various organizations, check
School District 21 is putting on the show "Herr Kutter, the
Barbaric Barber or The Villain Never Could Get His Part Right." The
play will be Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 8, at 8 p.m. Cost is
$3 per student and $5 per adult.
Synopsis: It's 1900 in New York. Herr Hans Kutter, a
villainous barber of German descent, has set his sights on the
heroine, lovely Lorrie Ell, niece and heir-to-be of wealthy society
matron and cat lover Kitty Litter, who owns numerous successful
beauty salons. Kutter's plan is to marry Lorrie, then knock off
Kitty, making his wife and him fabulously wealthy. He employs ditzy
vamp Hedda Wood to entice away any competition for Lorrie's
attention. Alas for Kutter, when Lorrie meets and falls in love with
the hero, handsome young barber Harry Noggin, even Hedda can't come
between them. Things come to a head (figuratively speaking) at
Kitty's Hair Ball, a swanky fundraiser for cats. Other characters
are Kitty's and Harry's employees and their customers, as well as a
distraught stage manager and a stagehand who do their best to keep
the play on track (and almost end up pulling their hair out!).
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