Isabelle Thompson, Cylie Rekart, Grace Tierney, Mount Pulaski junk
drop-off, Lincoln Woman's Club, Memorial
scholarship, Vonderlieth workshop,
LCHS show, Relay for Life, Delavan battle re-enactment, Elkhart
dinner lecture, Route 121 closure, blood drives, Community Action scholarships, Princess
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of the Month at ZLS
Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln has selected
April Students of the Month.
Isabelle Thompson, a seventh-grader,
is an April Student of the Month at Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln.
Isabelle has been an honor roll student, and her ZLS activities have
included choir, volleyball, spelling bee and Bible bowl.
She is a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln.
Her church and community activities have included youth group,
Vacation Bible School, Camp CILCA, youth conference, soccer, piano
Isabelle enjoys interior and clothing design.
Her parents are the Rev. Mark and Chris Thompson of Lincoln.
Cylie Rekart, an eighth-grader, is an April Student of the Month
at Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln.
Cylie has been an honor roll student, and her ZLS activities have
included volleyball, cheerleading, choir, band and choir chimes.
She is a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln.
Her church and community activities have included Girl Scouts and
Cylie enjoys volleyball and swimming. Her career goals are to be
a criminalist or veterinarian.
Her parents are Dennis and Teresa Rekart of Lincoln.
Pulaski May Senior-of-the-Month
MOUNT PULASKI -- Grace
Tierney has been named May Senior-of-the-Month at Mount Pulaski High School.
Grace is the daughter of Bob and Kelley Tierney of Cornland.
Grace is a member of Drama Club
and is president of Spanish Club. She has served on prom court, and
has been a consistent high honor roll student. She was named as one
of the "Top Ten Students" in the 2012 graduating class at Mount
Pulaski High School.
Grace is a cooperative work-training student
who works at Farmers Bank and at Fusion Productions Photography as
an assistant photographer. She plans to attend Lincoln Land
The Senior-of-the-Month program is sponsored by Johnson's Food
Center and Mount Pulaski Pharmacy.
junk drop-off dates
MOUNT PULASKI -- Mount Pulaski residents can drop off junk at the
Mount Pulaski Township Shed, 404 S. Spring St., on June 16 and 17.
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Woman's Club spring buffet luncheon Wednesday
The Lincoln Woman's Club
will meet for a spring buffet luncheon Wednesday noon at Lincoln College.
Officers will be installed, and a
memorial service for deceased members is planned.
Rose Mary Conrady and Charlotte
Bennett will be greeters, with Marica Howen and Pat Benson as social
co-chairwomen. Deb Schweitzer is in charge of devotions.
scholarship named for Memorial employee
-- Leonia Cole, a surgical technologist at Memorial Medical Center
for more than 55 years, was recognized on May 3 for her
contributions to the careers of residents, other surgical
technologists and nurses with the establishment of the Leonia Cole
Surgical Technologist Scholarship Fund.
The fund, which will be administered by the Memorial Medical
Center Foundation, will award a grant of $2,500 to a qualified
candidate pursuing an associate degree in surgical technology at
Lincoln Land Community College.
Cole began her career at Memorial on Jan. 26, 1954, as a nursing
assistant. After 15 years, she was promoted to surgical technologist
following completion of Memorial's first on-the-job training program
for surgical technology.
"Leonia's dedication and commitment to helping others learn is
exemplary," said Dave Joerger, administrator for Memorial's surgery
To apply for the scholarship, applicants must complete an
educational grant application and the Leonia Cole Surgical
Technologist Scholarship application, which are available by
MemorialCareers.com and clicking on the link to the
Educational Assistance page. The application and all supporting
documentation must be turned in by June 1. For more information,
call 217-757-2125 or email
with immediate uncertainty:
When a nursing home is the right option
MOUNT PULASKI -- The Vonderlieth Foundation is hosting a workshop open to anyone interested. One
of the most difficult aspects of entering a nursing home is the timing. The
hospital calls to say your loved one will be released this afternoon and
needs to go to a nursing home ... Where do you want them to send him?
You always promised your loved one you
would never put her in a nursing home, but now you have no options.
What do you do? Your loved one is suddenly not doing well at home
alone, and you need to find out the options fast ... What all is
involved in admitting from home? What should you look for in a
nursing home? What does Medicare pay for? What about Medicaid?
Waiting until you need to make the
decision is often overwhelming. Come for an hour of information,
support and networking in the Vonderlieth Living Center Activity
Room, 1120 N. Topper Drive, Mount Pulaski, on May 17 at 2 p.m.
There will be snacks, and a door
prize will be given away.
For more information, call Jo
Hilliard at 217-792-3218.
LCHS to present 'Beauty and the Beast'
Lincoln Community High
School will present "Beauty and the Beast" on May 17, 18 and 20 at the
Johnston Center on the campus of Lincoln College.
Shows will start at 7:30 p.m. on May
17 and 18, and there will be two shows on May 20, at 2 p.m. and
again at 7:30 p.m.
for Life breakfast May 20
Relay for Life has announced that this
year's master of ceremonies will be Jim Xamis. A well-known local
businessman, Xamis will help keep the activities known and moving
during the event, from 6 p.m. June 15 until the closing ceremony at
6 a.m. June 16.
The public is invited to attend the
annual Relay for Life breakfast in the Lincoln College cafeteria on
May 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tickets for the breakfast are $6
for each meal. Organizers ask that there be no carryouts. More
ticket information can be obtained from Maritta Robinson,
All proceeds will go to Relay for
Life of Logan County.
More information on Relay for Life
of Logan County is posted at
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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.
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.
Elkhart Historical Society presents …
'From Lincoln's Tomb to Arlington and Back'
ELKHART -- The Elkhart
Historical Society will present a dinner lecture on May 18 at 5:30 p.m. at
the Wild Hare Café in Elkhart. Virgil Davis and Chuck Fricke will talk about
and explore America's rich history of military funerals and ceremonies.
Davis has obtained many original
artifacts from Abraham Lincoln's funeral as well as other notable
funeral items from Lincoln's time to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
at Arlington Cemetery. Attendees will be able to view original items
going back to the Lincoln funeral and the ceremonies that
accompanied that sorrowful time in our country's history.
The evening is planned as an
entertaining and educational opportunity to learn about the pomp and
ceremonies for those "who gave the last measure of devotion" to
Tickets are $25 per person. Seating
is limited, so please call 217-947-2238 to confirm reservations.
Reservation forms may then be downloaded from the Elkhart
Historical Society website,
www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org, or picked up at Horsefeathers
Planned highway closure
The Illinois Department of
Transportation has announced the following planned road closure:
Illinois Route 121 at the Canadian Northern railroad crossing
southeast of Lincoln and Deer Creek will be closed to all traffic
May 14-18 for replacement of the railroad crossing.
attempt to complete a three-day closing if the situation allows but
is planning for a full five days in the worst case.
drives in Logan County need your help
To help ensure an adequate blood
supply for the region, the Central Illinois Community Blood Center
is offering opportunities to donate blood in May in Logan County.
Thursday, May 17:
Christian Church, 113 S. Gillett; 3-6 p.m.
Atlanta -- St. Mary's Catholic Church,
805 Pearl St.; noon-6 p.m.
For your convenience, call toll-free 1-866-GIVE-BLD
(1-866-448-3253), ext. 158, to sign up, or schedule an appointment
www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Walk-ins are also welcome and truly
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.
available at Community Action
Community Action is accepting applications for $1,000 Community Services
Block Grant scholarships. The CSBG scholarships, offered in cooperation with
the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, are designed
to provide financial assistance to low-income and disadvantaged individuals
of high academic attainment or potential. Scholarships will go toward
providing formal education or occupational training in an accredited
Illinois educational institution to CSBG-eligible clients.
To be considered, applicants must be income-eligible and reside
in DeWitt, Fulton, Logan, Mason, Menard or Piatt counties, and must
be enrolled or accepted at an Illinois accredited higher educational
or occupational training institute.
Applications will be accepted through June 15. Interested
applicants should visit their local Community Action office or
contact Kathy Shepherd, community services director, at
1-877-588-7189, ext. 246, for details.
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois is a
not-for-profit organization serving low-income and senior
populations in six central Illinois counties. To find out more about
the services offered, visit
www.capcil.org. For updates, like the agency on Facebook.
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
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
All proceeds from the Princess Tea will go the 2012 Harvest of
Talents for World Hunger, to feed hungry people worldwide.