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Chamber dinner, LCHS college aid workshop, park district dance lessons and Humane Society spay-neuter transport make Close Up

By Mike Fak

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January 17, 2012]  The Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce invites the community to share in celebrating the successes of 2011 by attending the chamber's annual dinner Saturday, Jan. 21, at the American Legion. The chamber will highlight their successes over the past year and kick off the 2012 year.

Reservations for the dinner may be made by contacting the chamber at 217-735-2385, at 1555 Fifth St. or at Visit the website for complete details and reservation form.

Lincoln Community High School will host a FAFSA Completion Workshop at the school's computer lab on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is an electronic application that all college-bound students must submit in order to obtain financial aid. A financial aid professional will be on hand to help students and parents complete the FAFSA and answer all questions about financial aid.

Parents may attend the workshop at their convenience or call the counseling office at LCHS, 217-732-4131, ext. 235, to make an appointment. All college-bound students and their parents are welcome and invited to attend.

Swing back into the new year. Swing dance lessons have returned to the Lincoln Park District as Ethan Tapscott and his wife, Emilie, return to teach East Coast swing. They will teach a basic course covering what steps to take, proper technique and how to apply those aspects to music.

The class will be a one-hour lesson starting at 6 p.m. and will run for five consecutive weeks, beginning Friday, Feb. 3, and ending Friday, March 2.

The cost of the class will be $75 for a couple and $40 for a single. So if you are looking to try something new, or want to brush up on some previous skills, the Lincoln Park District is your place to be this February. Preregistration is encouraged, and interested parties should contact the Lincoln Park District at 732-8770.

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The next transport by the Humane Society of Logan County to the Animal Protective League of Springfield for spaying and neutering will be on Monday, Feb. 20. Call 217-737-4042 now to make arrangements for your dog or cat to be spayed or neutered in February. The fee for all dogs except pit bulls and pit bull mixes is $55. For pits, the cost is $25. Male cats are $35 to neuter, female cats are $45 to spay, and feral cats are $25. All animals must have proof of a rabies shot, or one must be given at the time of spaying or neutering. Other services are available at a reduced cost.




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