Anyone interested in driving or riding in a carpool from Lincoln
should arrive at the Lincoln society's office by 5:45 p.m.
Stop by the Lincoln center, 114 N. Chicago St., anytime and view
the Logan County window display featuring a plate collection and
books representing Logan County towns.
breakfast planned for March 21 at Lincoln Woman's Club
A prayer breakfast is being planned for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday,
March 21, by members of the Lincoln Woman's Club. A meeting is to
follow the breakfast.
Stephanie Hall of Lincoln will speak on her experiences teaching
English as a second language in Spain, where she was a language and
culture assistant in the public school system.
Ms. Hall, daughter of Cheryl and Gary Hall, is a graduate of
Lincoln High School, received her bachelor's degree from Wheaton
College and a master's degree from Abilene Christian University. She
also attended Spanish language school in Costa Rica and taught in
schools in both Murcia and Barcelona, Spain.
Entertainment at the meeting will be provided by a choir from
Devotions will be given by Ruth Hoppin, and board members will
serve as social co-chairwomen and greeters.'
Lincoln High School to host blood drive
To help ensure an adequate
blood supply for the region, Lincoln Community High School is hosting a
blood drive on Thursday, March 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the high
school, 1000 Primm Road.For your convenience, call Alexis to
sign up toll-free at 1-866-GIVE-BLD (1-866-448-3253), ext. 158, or
sign up online at
www.bloodcenterimpact.org, using sponsor code 60073 to earn
points for rewards. T-shirt compliments of CICBC are available for
Walk-ins are also
welcome and truly appreciated.
Central Illinois Community Blood
Center, a not-for-profit organization, is the provider of
life-saving 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 a total of 80 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and
Draw 4 Carroll winners
Below is the list of winners and sellers in the final Draw 4
Carroll drawing. This is the drawing for March:
Pam Tibbs, $500;
seller Tina Huynh
Roger Alaniz, $250;
seller Craig Alaniz
$150; seller Melinda Spangler
Dave Golwitzer, $100; seller Janet
Oasis offers free tax
The Oasis Senior Center offers free tax assistance
to seniors during the 2012 filing season, through April 13. The center will
offer electronic filing, which improves accuracy and ensures each return is
accepted by the IRS in a timely manner. Tax volunteers are trained in the
"Tax Wise" software but are not trained tax professionals. If your form is
complicated or outside the established guidelines, please seek the
assistance of a tax professional.
The senior center is obligated to stay within the guidelines for a
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center. The guidelines prohibit the
center from completing tax forms that involve the sale of property,
business earnings, depreciation, stock sales, farm income, and other
income or deductions that are not typical in nature.
appointment, call 732-6132.
Reminder: The Oasis Senior
Center will sponsor one more day of tax preparation help for Mount
Pulaski area citizens. On March 22, area residents have the
opportunity to get free tax help at Vonderlieth Living Center.
Schedule an appointment by calling the Oasis at 732-6132.
(Folks with more complicated income, including farm estates,
should consult an accountant or tax specialist.)
In addition, if you are interested in signing up for Illinois
Cares Rx, there will be someone available to help you sign up
online. Call the Oasis soon for an appointment.
San Jose Methodist fish fry March 23
San Jose United Methodist
Church, 600 S. First St., is having their annual fish fry on Friday, March
23, from 4 to 7 p.m. Dine in the church Fellowship Hall, and carryouts will
be available.Menu includes fresh, whole deep-fried
catfish, potato casserole, baked beans, coleslaw, rye bread,
homemade desserts and beverages. A limited supply of "chicken
strips" will be available as an alternative to fish.
Tickets will be available at the door
or may be purchased from church members.
Proceeds will benefit the children
and youth programs, such as Bible School, camp scholarships and
Bible Zone, an after-school ministry including a meal. An advanced
children's chime choir meets after Bible Zone. Also, Sunday school
The weekly Bible Zone program meets on
Wednesdays in October through March and includes a Bible
story, music (including a beginning chime choir), games and
exercises, arts and crafts, and a complete meal.
Check with the
church office, 309-247-3232, if you have questions about any of
The 2012 Lincoln
Chill 12U fastpitch softball team is looking for two or three
energetic 11- to 12-year-old girls for the summer competitive
includes home and away games as well as six tournaments plus the
Starting positions are still available in both outfield and
The tryouts will be on March 24, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., at the
Lincoln Junior High School field or gym, depending on the weather.
annual Oasis Auction
The 11th annual Oasis
Auction fundraiser will be on Sunday, March 25. Dan White of White Auction
Service helps the Oasis make the event bigger and better each year. The
auction is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the "White House" auction center,
501 S. Kickapoo St. Prior to the sale, all items will be available to
preview on Friday, March 23, from 9:30 a.m. till 2 p.m.The business community of Logan
County is extremely generous in donating items for the auction. This
year's event will feature some gift certificates, craft items and
numerous other donations from the caring community of Logan County.
Each year, Logan County neighbors spend the months of February
and early March cleaning basements, attics and garages to donate
gently used items to this event. Once again the call goes out. If
you have gently used items, please contact the senior center at
A luncheon consisting of pulled pork sandwiches and homemade pies
will be served starting at 11 a.m. and continuing through the sale.
district offers 'Eat What You Learn' cooking class
The Lincoln Park District is offering a four-week course that is
an introduction to basic food preparation. Adults young and old,
couples or singles wanting to improve their skills are encouraged to
come and join in a fun learning experience.
The instructors will be two veteran cooks: Deb Rohrer, the
Lincoln Daily News food editor, and Roy Logan, activities director
at the park district. With these two in the kitchen, the classes are
sure to be fun and informative.
To learn more about this, go to the "Park district notes" in the
LDN Community section:
For class information on the park district website, go to
open house for Dr. Steven Kottemann
Friends of Dr. Steven Kottemann are
hosting an open house in his honor on March 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. at
Lincoln Christian Church.
Dr. Kottemann has served the
Lincoln community over the years, offering not only his medical
expertise but his friendship. It is hoped that all those who have
had the pleasure of knowing him will stop by and wish him well as he
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Careers Scholarship applications due March 30
March 30 is the deadline
for the 2012 Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation Healthcare Careers
Scholarship. Scholarships may be awarded to students pursuing careers identified
by Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital as relating to its present and
future needs. Award amounts range from $10,000 for an associate
degree up to $30,000 for graduate degrees. For every $2,500 awarded,
the recipient is contractually obligated to a one-year employment
contract at ALMH.
Graduating high school seniors, as well as students further along
in their health career studies, are eligible to apply. Preferred
career fields this year are nursing (ADN or BSN), physical therapy,
medical laboratory technology and nurse anesthesiology (CRNA).
Applicants must be residents of Logan County, currently attending
or accepted into a fully accredited school for their chosen field of
study, and demonstrate a cumulative grade-point average of at least
2.5 on a 4.0 scale while maintaining a B average in core classes.
Detailed scholarship guidelines and application forms are
available for download at
Applicants are also required to simultaneously submit an ALMH job
application specifically for the foundation scholarship. This
application is available at:
Both completed applications are due on March 30.
For more information about the ALHF Healthcare Careers
Scholarship Program, contact Marty Ahrends, ALHF executive director,
Crime Stoppers accepting scholarship applications
The Lincoln-Logan Crime
Stoppers board is currently accepting applications for the organization's
2012 scholarship awards.The scholarships are available
to Logan County residents who are either high school seniors or
current college students pursuing a degree in the law enforcement
Applications are available at Logan County high schools,
Logan County Regional Office of Education, Lincoln College and
Heartland College, or call 217-732-5704 to obtain an application.
The submission deadline for scholarship applications will be
Completed applications should be submitted to:
Lincoln-Logan Crime Stoppers
311 10th St.
Lincoln, IL 62656
chapter of engineering society offers $1,000 scholarship
The Central Illinois Chapter of the Illinois Society
of Professional Engineers is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship to a
qualified central Illinois high school senior.
To be eligible, a candidate should be accepted into an
engineering college or to a junior college with an equivalent
academic schedule for the first two years. The candidate must reside
within the counties of Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby or the
southern parts of DeWitt and Logan. The southern parts of DeWitt and
Logan counties are defined as including the cities of Clinton and
Lincoln and those parts south of Route 10, east of Interstate 55 and
south of County Highway 569 west of I-55.
There is no formal application form. Interested high school
seniors should submit a brief resume including interests, organized
activities, officer positions and awards; school transcript with
national testing results; and a one-page composition describing
their interest in engineering. Arrangements will be made for a
personal interview with each applicant during the latter part of
Interested students should submit
their applications prior to April 8 to:
Willard T. Sudduth, P.E.
2360 S. Taylor Road
Decatur, IL 62521
Pulaski Rotary Club scholarship announcement
The Mount Pulaski Rotary Club is offering Mount Pulaski High
School seniors the opportunity to apply for scholarships through a
Rotary Club program again this year. Applications for the
scholarships may be obtained from the high school
guidance counselor's office.
fun for the public with the Lincoln Masons
The Lincoln Masons are
looking forward to an excited room full of happy thoughts at Masonic Lodge
210 the afternoon of April 14, when they host a 1 p.m. lunch event for the
public, featuring psychic entertainer Stefan Alexxis with a family-friendly
"Comedy & Cool Stuff Mindreading Show."According to a media release, "under Alexxis' guidance, the audience
becomes the star of the show, as average people discoverer they can
apparently make amazing, and often hilarious, intuitive connections
with him and with each other."
The performance description
"Starting with lighthearted, yet amazing experiments in
communications between two minds, the impossibilities grow as
Alexxis and his audience see if they can push past the limits of
time itself and even mentally influence the physical world.
"Is this ESP? Is it psychology? All Alexxis will say is what his
previous audiences already know: It's a whole lot of pure fun, with
plenty of laughs along the way."
The performance benefits Masonic Lodge 210.
Stefan Alexxis' varied background seems tailor-made to create a
psychic entertainer, or mentalist: high school science fair
experiments in ESP-related topics; a degree in religious studies,
specializing in world religions and ethics; years as a top-rated
radio personality in Idaho and Georgia; work as an award-winning
writer for organizations ranging from regional nonprofits to Fortune
500 companies -- all these come together in mentalism.
Alexxis makes no claim to be any more "psychic" than the next
person, nor is he trying to prove anything paranormal, the media
"I believe in the ability of the human mind to communicate in
subtle and wonderful ways," Alexxis says. "My job as an entertainer
is to make sure my audiences have fun with these natural, intuitive
abilities. And maybe some people will walk away with more than the
memory of (a) laughter-filled night. Maybe they'll have more
confidence in what they can accomplish when they put their minds to
Carroll Students of the Month for March
Each month, teachers at Carroll Catholic School select two
students from first to fourth grade and two students from fifth to
eighth grade to receive Student of the Month awards. Students are
chosen based upon Christian attitude, cooperativeness,
courteousness, self-discipline and effort.
March Students of the month are Sean Raffa, second grade;
Krystina Slack, fourth grade; Sean Peyres, fifth grade; and Hannah
Cameron, eighth grade.
Heather Heidbreder -- Zion
Student of the Month
Heather Heidbreder, seventh-grader
at Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln, has been selected as the Zion
Lutheran School February Student of the Month.
Heather has been an honor roll student, and her ZLS activities
include volleyball, track and field, band, and choir.
She is a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln.
Her church and community activities include youth group, chimes
choir, talent show, Sunday school, piano, organ and the Lincoln
Public Library reading program.
Heather most enjoys reading books, clogging and watching movies.
Heather's parents are Mark and Jennifer Heidbreder of Lincoln.