The headline speaker will be Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, and Col. Jill
Morganthaler will speak on "The Republican War on Women." Steve
Waterworth of Easton, who is retired from the Air Force and is a
candidate for 18th Congressional District representative, will also
"Phil, Bonnie & Friends" will play from 5 to 6 p.m. There will
also be a 50-50 drawing.
Tickets are available at the door or from Democratic precinct
captains. See Logan County Democrats on Facebook for information
about precinct captains.
Zion Lutheran announces
registration dates and other events
Below is a list of upcoming events for students, parents and faculty of Zion
Lutheran School in Lincoln. Note that school registration day is Aug. 7.
There will also be a community open house at the school that evening.
and tryouts will begin on July 30 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the
Rec Center. All boys from fifth to eighth grade are eligible to
ZLS will host a
community volleyball camp July 30-Aug. 3 for any girls entering
fourth to eighth grade.
will be held Aug. 6-7.
A community open
house at the school will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 7.
the 2012-2013 school year will be from noon to 7 p.m. Aug. 7 and
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 8-9.
There will be a
$250 activity fee for each student from kindergarten to eighth
Families should be
prepared to purchase lunches, milk, assignment books, Bibles,
pay early arrival fees and rent PE locks at final registration.
including milk, will be $3. Extra milk is 40 cents.
reminded to bring the following items to final registration:
current sports physical; current vaccinations and eye exam for
students in kindergarten, second and sixth grade; and current
dental exam and birth certificate if those are not on file.
Families are to
purchase all requested supplies prior to Aug. 20. A supply list
is available at www.zlslinc.org.
rededication service will be at Zion Lutheran Church on Aug. 19.
pre-kindergarten through eighth grade will begin on Aug. 20. The
Parent Teacher League will host a reception for all ZLS
Preschool classes will start on Aug.
Wampler to be listed in United
States Achievement Academy yearbook
Brianna Wampler, daughter
of Jeff Wampler and Robyn Tibbs, all of Lincoln, has been named by the
United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in being listed
on the high honor roll, participating in the library and media club, and
showing excellence in Spanish. Wampler will appear in the United States
Achievement Academy yearbook.
Kathy Stoyak, who teaches at Lincoln
Community High School, nominated Wampler.
Wampler is the granddaughter of Larry
and Liz Barnes, Shannon and Rick Jones, and Gary and Sandy Wampler,
all of Lincoln.
Elkhart community blood drive
at Elkhart Christian Church
ELKHART -- To help ensure
an adequate blood supply for the region, Elkhart Christian Church will host
a blood drive on Thursday, July 19, from 3 to 6 p.m.
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.
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.
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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
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 email@example.com.
Questions on the reunion at Logan
Lanes as well as updated classmate info can be sent to Tami Burwell
Klink at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.