Logan County Soil & Water Conservation District has extended
the deadline for ordering prairie grasses and wildflowers until June
4. If you are looking for something new and would like to capture a
bit of Illinois heritage at the same time, perhaps prairie plants
are the answer.
The conservation district is offering native plants in
2.5-by-2.5-by-3-inch containers. They are warm-season plants and can
be planted from May through September. The plants are well adapted
to the geology and climate of Illinois, and they are relatively
disease-resistant, long-lived perennials requiring little
maintenance once established.
A variety of 15 different flowers and grasses are offered. Cost
of the plants is $2 each. Orders exceeding 19 plants will cost $1.75
per plant. The deadline for ordering the plants is now June 4.
Please call 735-5508, ext. 3, or stop by the office at 1650 Fifth
St. Road, Lincoln, for an order form or more information. Plants
will be available for pickup at the office in mid-June.
23-29 is National Small Business Week and Main Street Lincoln
is encouraging all who visit and shop in a small business to say
"thank you." More than half of Americans either own or work for a
small business. Small business creates 60-80 percent of new jobs in
the country. Small businesses drive innovation, create 21st-century
jobs and increase U.S. competitiveness.
Many of Lincoln's small businesses are owned by a local resident
who puts many hours into serving the public. Their week is a six-day
workweek and seven days a week during the Christmas holiday season.
Their earnings are reinvested in their business or go to a local
building owner as rent.
Main Street Lincoln
invites you to shop downtown Lincoln and hopes you let the store
personnel know you appreciate their presence in historic downtown
This Wednesday, May 26, merchants will be specifically honored at
a breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. at the Main Street Lincoln office on
Categories for recognition are service, sole proprietor,
corporate and Main Street Lincoln board of director's choice.
of the Carroll Catholic School Draw 4 Carroll at the Knights
of Columbus on Sunday, May 23:
$1,000 winner --
Father Laible; ticket sold by Holy Family Church
$500 winner --
Jeanne Albertin; ticket sold by Russel Craig
$250 winner -- John
Bishop; ticket sold by Angie Glick
$100 winner -- Margaret Blanford;
ticket sold by Margaret Blanford