The community is invited for a night
of worship. A love offering will be collected to help the chorale
with their travels. For more information, call Lincoln Christian
Church at 217-732-7618.
blood drive at health fair
To help ensure an adequate
blood supply for the region, there will be a blood drive during the
Community Health Fair at Lincoln Park District on Saturday, March 31. The
Central Illinois Community Blood Center donor bus will be parked next to the
ballroom. The hours of the blood drive are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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
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 Wisconsin.
Jaycees host Easter egg hunt
The Lincoln Jaycees will host their annual egg hunt on March 31.
The fun begins at 1 p.m. at Latham Park in downtown Lincoln. The
free hunt is open to kids up to age 10. There will be four age
groups: 1-3, 4-5, 6-7 and 8-10. Parents may help with the youngest
Come join us for a hippity-hoppity fun time with goodies and
prizes. Harvey the Easter Bunny will make a visit, so bring your
cameras and baskets. The rain date is April 7.
The Lincoln Jaycees are a not-for-profit organization serving
Lincoln and the surrounding communities. The organization gives
young people between the ages of 18 and 40 the tools they need to
build the bridges of success for themselves in the areas of business
development, management skills, individual training, community
service and international connections.
Membership meetings are the third Thursday of each month at 7
p.m. at the Lincoln Jaycees Center, 325 S. Chicago St., and are open
Justin White is Mount Pulaski High School Senior-of-the-Month
Justin White has been named March Senior-of-the-Month at Mount
Pulaski High School. Justin is the son of Derek and Anita White of
Justin is a member of National Honor Society and has been
involved in student council, Drama Club, Worldwide Youth in Science
and Engineering, and Science Olympiad. He has also been a member of
the basketball and soccer teams. He has been named to the National
Society of High School Scholars.
Outside of school Justin enjoys bowling and has earned his Eagle
Scout rank. He has also has had the privilege of attending the
Global Young Leaders Conference in China and the National Youth
Leadership Forum on Law and Crime Scene Investigation.
He plans to attend the University of Illinois.
The Senior-of-the-Month program is co-sponsored by Johnson's Food
Center and Mount Pulaski Pharmacy. Monthly winners receive $100
savings bonds and are eligible to compete for the $1,000
Free preschool screening for
Lincoln District 27
Lincoln Elementary School District 27
announces its free screening for preschool:
Who: All children 3-4 years old
residing in District 27
What: Free early childhood,
Tuesday, March 27,
from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: District 27 administration office, 304 Eighth St.
Why: 3- to 4-year-old children
will be assessed in:
Speech and language
Vision and hearing
Please call 217-732-2522 for an appointment.
District 27 registration for 2012-13
Lincoln Elementary School District 27 is now registering students
for the 2012-13 school year.
If you have any children in kindergarten through eighth grade who
are entering the district for the first time, visit
further information, or call the administration office at 732-2522
for a registration packet.
The first day of school for students will be Aug. 17.
Lincoln-Broadwell honor roll
West Lincoln-Broadwell's honor roll
for the third nine weeks is as follows:
High honors -- Emma Konczyk, Hunter
McKinney, Morgan Mollohan
Honors -- Paige Langley, Kayla Maly, Zeke Kleinman
High honors -- Tabitha Cooley, Jack
Eimer, Kaelyn Froebe, Bryan Hay, Autumn Hoffert, Carter McCraith,
Amber Oliver, Emerie Wieber
Honors -- Kylee Alexander, Abbie Crowell, Haley Hicks, Blake
Jones, Jacob McCray, Smruti Patel, Will Tiffany, Ali Wilson
High honors -- Megan Joseph, Grace
Konczyk, Jacob Konczyk, Brianna Lanning, Isabelle Stiefvater
Honors: Morgan Bogdanic, Preston Ebelherr, Zac Montcalm
High honors -- Kate Benner, Kaylyn
Hoffert, Adrienne Klockenga
Honors -- Jeris Bender, David Biggs, Brycen Hicks, Emily
Martinez, Garrett Schreiner, Brook Soebbing, Chase Turner
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.
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
Action board meeting notice
The next regularly
scheduled corporate board meeting of the Community Action Partnership is
scheduled for March 29 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be at Community Action's
corporate offices, 1800 Fifth St. in Lincoln.
For transportation to the meeting, please contact the resource
specialist at your county office:
DeWitt County --
Anita Russell, 217-935-2455
Logan County -- Cyndi
Mason and Fulton
County -- Anna Richardson, 309-543-6988
Menard County --
Michelle Pickford, 217-632-3137
Piatt County -- Wendy Dotson,
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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
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.