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[June 20, 2012]  Free movie tickets available for 'Tintin'

Rick Hamm State Farm Insurance Agency is the sponsor of "Tintin," the fourth feature of the free summer series at Lincoln Theater 4.

Free tickets are now available at the Rick Hamm State Farm Insurance Agency, 628 N. Chicago St.

"Tintin" will be shown at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, and Tuesday, July 3.

For more information, click here.

Stitchers Group garage sale to benefit Angel Tree

The Stitchers Group of St. John United Church of Christ in Lincoln will host a garage sale on Saturday, June 30, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sellers -- all members of St. John's -- will pay rent for their spaces, with those proceeds going to the Angel Tree project at Christmas.

Come early to find treasures you didn't even know you needed.

The church is located at the corner of Seventh and Maple streets.

Arts & Crafts Guild to meet Monday

The Logan County Arts & Crafts Guild will meet on Monday at 7 p.m. at Nancy Saul's home, 507 N. Union St. The hostess will share her knowledge of Gullah baskets.

LCHS Class of 1977 reunion July 28

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  

Questions on the reunion at Logan Lanes as well as updated classmate info can be sent to Tami Burwell Klink at

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.

Dog wash at Kroger on Saturday

Cool off your pooch. The Humane Society of Logan County will wash dogs on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Kroger, 1475 Woodlawn Road.

Donations are accepted for the washing. Dog nail clipping is available for an additional $7.

Erich Maxheimer, Mount Pulaski, completes Officer Training School

MOUNT PULASKI -- Erich Maxheimer, a Mount. Pulaski High School graduate and University of Illinois student, just successfully completed a 28-day field training course at the Officer Training School campus at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala.

Air University holds the field-training courses for college students in the ROTC program during the summer between their sophomore and junior years of college. It is a vital process of leadership, development and assessment to determine their worthiness to become an Air Force commissioned officer. Only a select number of cadets have the opportunity to be evaluated in the summer ROTC training program. Cadets are tested in physical fitness, drill assessment, and the Field Training Manual and Airman's Manual.

Erich is the son of Mike and Suzie Maxheimer of Chestnut. He is the grandson of Earl and Dolores Maxheimer of Mount Pulaski, Charlie and June Huffer of Lincoln, and Pete and Della Eeten of Pekin.

Entries 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 732-3311.

Lincoln Church of the Nazarene to host 'Parents Night Out'

The Lincoln Church of the Nazarene will host a "Parents Night Out," with three sessions available the last weekend in June.

The event will give parents an opportunity to enjoy three hours out at any place of their choosing. 

Meanwhile, children ages 4-10 are invited to the church, which will be transformed into the Starlight Space Center, where they will enjoy a "Galactic Adventure with God" and will be entered in a drawing for a new bike. There will be food, activities and fun at no cost to the parents.

The church hopes to give the first 10 couples who sign up a gift certificate to one of the local restaurants. 

The dates and times are Thursday and Friday, June 28 and 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, June 30, from noon until 3 p.m.

Call Alice to register at 217-971-6595.

Lincoln Church of the Nazarene is located at 2501 Woodlawn Road.


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Lincoln College to host basketball camp for girls

Lincoln College will host a basketball camp June 25-28 for girls in first to eighth grade. Sessions will be in the Jack Nutt Arena in the Lincoln Center.

The camp will focus on fundamental skill development.

Girls in first to fourth grade will attend from 10 a.m. to noon, and girls in fifth to eighth grade will go from 1 until 3 p.m.

The camp is $40 per person and $20 for additional siblings. Forms are available in the Lincoln Center if needed.

For more information, contact Carol Wilson at 735-5050, ext. 317, or email

Mount 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.

Mount Pulaski CUD 23 preschool openings

MOUNT PULASKI -- Mount Pulaski Grade School has openings in its preschool program for the 2012-2013 school year.

The program guidelines are:

  • Children must be 3 years old prior to Sept. 1.

  • Three-year-olds will meet in the morning (8-11 a.m.).

  • Four-year-olds will meet in the afternoon (noon-3 p.m.).

  • Classes meet five times per week.

  • Monthly tuition is $100.

  • Transportation is the parent's responsibility.

If you are interested or have any questions about the program, call Gene Newton, Mount Pulaski Grade School principal, at 217-792-7220.

Delavan to host Civil War re-enactment battle June 30-July 1

DELAVAN -- The inaugural Little Crane Creek Civil War re-enactment battle will be on June 30 and July 1 at the Lake Park in Delavan. It is one of many events in Delavan in conjunction with the city's175th birthday. The re-enactment is free and open to the public.

Re-enactors representing both the North and South will participate in a battle scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The weekend will also include an appearance by President Abraham Lincoln, Civil War storyteller Brett Hall and Civil War songs by Bob Welch. On Saturday evening there will be a period dance featuring the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band.

Harvest of Talents Princess Tea planned for June 30

Harvest of Talents for World Hunger and Lincoln Christian Church are sponsoring a Princess Tea again this year for young ladies ages 3-13. The event will be on June 30 at the Lincoln Christian Church Fellowship Hall. Doors will open at 10:45 a.m., and the tea is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The theme of the event will be "Secret Garden." Young ladies are invited to dress in whatever makes them feel pretty. Tea will be served on decorated tables and entertainment will be provided. There will also be time allowed for photo ops.

Tickets go on sale May 1. Seating is limited. For more details and to make reservations, contact Vera Thomas at the church office.

Young ladies are to be accompanied by a chaperone, such as their mother, grandmother, aunt or friend.

Lincoln Christian Church is located at 204 N. McLean St. in Lincoln.

All proceeds from the Princess Tea will go the 2012 Harvest of Talents for World Hunger, to feed hungry people worldwide.

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