For your convenience, call Lucille to
sign up at 947-2702 or schedule an appointment at
www.bloodcenterimpact.org, using sponsor code 60017 to earn
points for rewards. Walk-ins are also welcome and truly appreciated.
The blood donor bus will be at the
church, 113 S. Gillett.
Central Illinois Community Blood
Center, a not-for-profit organization, is the provider of lifesaving
blood for 12 hospitals throughout central Illinois, including
Memorial Medical Center and St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
CICBC is a division of the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center,
which collects over 180,000 units of blood annually and serves 80
hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.
Leadership Council for area
manufacturers and distributors will meet July 24
The Lincoln & Logan County
Development Partnership and Sysco are hosting a Leadership Council for area
manufacturers and distributors July 24 at Sysco.
David Boulay, president of the
Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center, will speak on MEP Next
Generation Strategies. The five key areas address continuous
improvement, technology acceleration, supply chain, sustainability
and workforce development.
MEP, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, is a program of the
U.S. Department of Commerce.
Following Boulay’s presentation,
there will be a tour of Sysco.
For more information, contact the
development partnership office at 217-732-8739 or
WLB jr. high baseball camp July 23-26
Jeff Nelson, head baseball
coach at West Lincoln-Broadwell, announces a July 23-26 baseball camp open
to incoming fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. The camp will last
from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day, Monday through Thursday, at Miller Field
at the school.
The camp will focus primarily on the fundamentals of baseball,
including hitting, fielding, throwing and base running.
All campers should wear baseball pants or sweatpants (no shorts
or jeans), a hat, a T-shirt and any protective gear necessary.
Participants should also bring baseball gloves to camp each day.
Batting helmets, baseballs and catcher’s equipment will be provided.
The registration deadline is July 19.
For more information, contact Nelson at 217-671-1825 or
Free movie tickets available
for 'Mr. Popper's Penguins'
Lincoln College is the sponsor of "Mr. Popper's Penguins," the seventh
feature in a series of free family movies this summer at Lincoln Theater 4.
Free tickets for the movie are now available at the admissions
office on the Lincoln College campus, 300 Keokuk St.
"Mr. Popper's Penguins" will be shown Saturday, July
21, at 10 a.m. and
Tuesday, July 24, at 10 a.m.
For more information, click here.
Lincoln Theater 4 is at 215 S. Kickapoo St. in downtown Lincoln.
Glass to give free canning supplies to new fair entries
This year the Logan County Fair is hoping to attract more and new entrants
into its various competitions.
With that in mind, a special gift will be given to new entries in
the Dairy and Culinary Department.
The first six new canning exhibitors who register at the fair
secretary's office in Lincoln will receive one dozen jar lids,
compliments of Verallia Glass of Lincoln.
For more information, call 217-732-3311.
Fair entries close July 25 at 4:30 p.m.
HSLC dog wash and bake sale at
Habitat for Humanity Saturday
The Humane Society of Logan
County will wash dogs on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Habitat for
Humanity, 915 Woodlawn Road.
Donations will be
accepted for the wash, and nail clipping is available for $7.
HSLC will also
have a bake sale in the Habitat building.
Habitat will host the monthly electronic recycling drop-off Saturday
from 9 a.m. to noon.
Get your dog washed, take home dessert and drop
off your unwanted electronics all in one place.
Logan County Genealogical & Historical
Society will meet Monday
Logan County Genealogical &
Historical Society will meet Monday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m. at 114 N. Chicago
St., across from the historic Lincoln Depot.Bill Post, president of the Middletown
Historical Society, will present a program about the history and
sometimes unknown happenings of Middletown.
The public is invited.
to host seminar on alternatives to Illinois Cares
The Illinois Cares Rx
program was discontinued effective July 1. This program provided assistance
to seniors for expenses associated with prescription drugs. The Oasis Senior
Center along with personnel from the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland
will host a seminar at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, to discuss additional options.
County Democrats' fundraiser dinner July 21
The Logan County Democrats
will host Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon at their "Blue Donkey" chicken dinner on
July 21. The fundraiser dinner with homemade desserts will be served between
5 and 7:30 p.m.
Simon will be the headline speaker for
the event, and Col. Jill Morganthaler will speak on the "Republican
War on Women." Steve Waterworth, candidate for 18th Congressional
District, will also speak.
Phil, Bonnie & Friends will play
from 5 to 6 p.m., before the speakers begin. There will also be a
Ticket information is available
from Democratic precinct captains or by calling 217-796-3519. Look
for the listing of precinct captains on Facebook at the page for
Logan County Democrats.
Habitat electronics recycling
Habitat for Humanity of
Logan County will have its monthly electronics recycling collection on
Saturday at the Habitat for Humanity warehouse, 915 Woodlawn Road, from 9
a.m. to noon. The collection is offered free of charge to the public.
Each month volunteers pitch in to help Habitat with the work. This
month the youth group from the Atlanta Christian Church will help
The following items will be accepted:
Computer equipment, including laptop and desktop personal
computers, hard drives, monitors, keyboards, printers, scanners,
cords and cables, and CD-ROM, DVD, zip and tape drives.
Entertainment equipment, including TVs, radios, stereo and game
systems, game controls, VCR and DVD players, and cameras.
Small business equipment, including phones, copiers, typewriters,
fax machines and calculators.
Small household and countertop appliances will also be accepted,
as well as aluminum, copper, brass and stainless steel items.
Electronic equipment is not to be left at the site and is not
collected outside of the hours of the collection.
Information on the electronics recycling program is available
through Logan County Habitat for Humanity by contacting the office at 217-732-6412 or
by visiting http://habitatlogan.org/.
glass recycling collection Saturday
The Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency, in collaboration with
the Lincoln Woman's Club and Verallia Saint-Gobain Containers, will
have its monthly glass collection on Saturday at the Logan County
Fairgrounds between 9 a.m. and noon. Participants should use the
Main Gate entrance.The collection will be canceled in event of inclement weather or
Visit Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency on
Facebook for current information, updates and cancellation notices.
Participants are reminded that only container glass will be
accepted during the collection. Container glass is any glass that
originally held either a food or beverage product. All colors of
glass will be accepted. The glass recycling program does not accept
broken glass due to safety issues.
Participants are asked to thoroughly rinse all containers and to
remove all plastic or metal lids, sleeves and rings. Labels, either
foil or paper, may be left on the containers.
Due to the large volume of glass being collected, the glass
recycling program reserves the right to refuse any glass that does
not meet the preparation guidelines. Glass is not to be left at the
site prior to the hours of the collection.
The glass recycling program does not accept light bulbs,
fluorescent lights, window glass, mirrors, ceramics, dishware or
CorningWare items. Participants are asked to comply with the glass
collection guidelines, as a single piece of ceramic material or a
light bulb can contaminate an entire load of glass.
Information on the county's recycling programs is available
through the Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency by contacting the
office at 217-732-9636 or by visiting the agency website at
select "Joint Solid Waste
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Community Action Head Start Logan County recruitment
Community Action Head Start, a free program for income
eligible-families with children from birth to age 5, is recruiting
in Logan County for the 2012-2013 program year.
Head Start is a federally funded preschool program that serves
income-eligible families and children between the ages of 3 and 5
years. Logan County Head Start provides center-based preschool
services and runs during the school year, beginning Aug. 27.
Head Start is a child development program that serves
income-eligible children and families including pregnant mothers,
infants and toddlers up to age 3. Early Head Start provides
home-based services throughout Logan County and runs the full
calendar year, beginning Aug. 27.
Children do not have to have a disability to qualify. The program
welcomes all eligible children. Additional services, including
screenings and access to medical, dental, vision services are what
set Head Start apart from other child development and preschool
programs. Transportation is available to children and families to
participate and receive full benefit of the program.
To apply for Head Start or Early Head Start, contact Brittany
Feese or Cathy McIntosh, family partnership specialists, at
217-732-3448, or Leticia Cook or Amber Wright, family partnership
specialists, at 217-732-2159.
The following documentation is
required to complete the application:
Completed 2011 tax
forms or W-2
Copy of child's
birth certificate or medical card
Proof of Social Security, TANF and cash
assistance (if you receive it)
Logan County Community Action Head Start is sponsored by the
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois, which serves the
low-income and senior populations of six Illinois counties. For more
information, visit www.capcil.org or
Oasis pork chop dinner July 26
The Oasis Senior Citizens of Logan County will
host a butterfly pork chop drive-up dinner at the Lincoln IGA parking lot on
Thursday, July 26, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Purchase your tickets at the senior center, 501 Pulaski St. in downtown
Lincoln, or call 732-6132 for more information.
Millikin University spring
dean's list includes Kincheloe, Vermeire, Kennett and Volle
DECATUR -- Brittany Kincheloe and Jordan
Vermeire of Lincoln, Casey Kennett of Emden, and Megan Volle of Mount
Pulaski have all been named to the Millikin University dean's list for the
Kincheloe is a senior attending the College of Art & Sciences.
Vermeire is a junior in the College of Professional Study.
is a sophomore and Volle a senior, both attending the College of Art
Logan County Fair office open
It's time to
register entries for this year's fair
The Logan County Fair office is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. All
grandstand tickets are on sale now. Fair books are in and can be picked up
at the office. Fair entries began July 2 and the deadline is July 25.
Entries for the chili cook-off, talent contest and demo derby can be made in
the office. For further information, visit
Calling all members of the LCHS Class of '72
Just a reminder to 1972 Lincoln Community High School graduates to get your
information for the reunion returned no later than July 15. If you still
need information about the reunion, please contact Suzi Curry Alsup,
Roost to host author Sherri Smith book signing
The Owl’s Roost will host a book signing July 14 with author Sherri
Smith, of Decatur.
What: Smith will be available to sign copies of
her new book, "Bitter Water."
When: July 14, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Owl's Roost Bookstore, 427 Pulaski St.
The heroine of the book has come back home to try to find where
her genetic eye disease came from. No one in her family has it. She
also wants to reconcile with her parents and start a new life with a
new awareness of her past, in preparation for a brighter future. The
author leads the reader through "Bitter Water," with the promise of
a brighter tomorrow on the other side.
LCHS Class of 1977 reunion July
The LCHS Class of 1977 will have a reunion on July 28 to mark 35 years since
graduation. The class reunion will be at Logan Lanes, starting at 6:30
p.m. There will also be a golf outing at the Lincoln Elks Country Club.
There is no cost to attend the
reunion. Food and drink will be available for purchase.
Logan Lanes will have their "Summer
Bash" going on that evening, which will include live bands set up on
the bowling lanes. Outdoor seating will also be available.
If you have any questions regarding
the golf outing, contact Jane Quisenberry Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions on the reunion at Logan
Lanes as well as updated classmate info can be sent to Tami Burwell
Klink at email@example.com.
There is also a Class of 1977 page
on Facebook at
For those needing hotel
accommodations, the Best Western adjacent to Logan Lanes has a
special rate for any Class of 1977 members. Please refer to the
reunion in order to get the discount.
There are some classmates we've lost contact with,
so help get the word out by mentioning this article to people you know, or tell
them about the Facebook page.
with recycled materials
sought for Logan County Fair
The Logan County Joint
Solid Waste Agency and the Lincoln Woman's Club are again sponsoring a
recycled materials medium in the Fine Arts Division at the Logan County
Fair. The medium will include recycled materials such as glass, metal,
plastics, wood and paper. Artists are encouraged to use their imaginations
in their choice of recycled materials and the application of those materials
in an art project.
Recycled materials artwork will be
sponsored in the following age divisions: adults, 18 years and over;
young people, 13-17 years; and children, 10-12 years. Entries must
be made to the Logan County Fair office by 4:30 p.m. July 25.
Artwork must be delivered to the Fine Arts Exhibition Building
between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. July 30.
Award premiums for the artwork are
being furnished from proceeds generated by the monthly glass
collections co-sponsored by the Joint Solid Waste Agency and the
Lincoln Woman's Club.
For more information on the Fine
Arts Division, contact the Logan County Fair Association at
Pulaski Courthouse to host quilt show -- exhibitors wanted
MOUNT PULASKI -- The Mount Pulaski Courthouse
Foundation is sponsoring a quilt show Sept. 8 and 9, during the Mount
Pulaski Fall Festival. The quilts will be displayed at the Mount Pulaski
Courthouse from noon to 8 p.m. on Sept. 8 and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 9.
All quilts are welcome. If you wish to
exhibit a quilt, call the courthouse at 217-792-3919 between noon
and 4 p.m. daily, Tuesday through Saturday, to obtain a quilt entry
form and guidelines. Quilt entry forms are also available at many
area shops and libraries. All entry forms are due by Aug. 15.
Awards will be provided for first, second and third places. The
awards will be based on votes by all visitors.
Each quilt displayed has a unique story to tell. The quilt
pictured was made on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South
Dakota. It was won in a basketball tournament by Terry Middletent, from
the Lower Brule Reservation. When Pastor Barbara Stroud-Borth left
her seminary internship on the Lower Brule Lakota Reservation, Terry
and his wife, Mary Jane, gave it to her to honor and thank her for
the year she lived and worked with the people of Lower Brule.
A committee of volunteers is putting on the quilt show to help
raise money for the courthouse restoration. Any and all donations
are greatly appreciated.