The program guidelines are:
Children must be 3
years old prior to Sept. 1.
will meet in the morning (8-11 a.m.).
will meet in the afternoon (noon-3 p.m.).
Classes meet five
times per week.
Monthly tuition is
Transportation is the parent's
If you are interested or have any questions about the program,
call Gene Newton, Mount Pulaski Grade School principal, at
Action board meeting notice
The next regularly
scheduled corporate board meeting of Community Action Partnership is
scheduled for May 31 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be at Community Action's
corporate offices, 1800 Fifth St. in Lincoln.
For transportation to the meeting,
contact the resource specialist at your county office:
Anita Russell, 217-935-2455
Cyndi Campbell, 217-732-2159
Anna Richardson, 309-543-6988
Michelle Pickford, 217-632-3137
Wendy Dotson, 217-762-2421
and Master Gardeners offer youth programs in June
University of Illinois Extension in Logan County has three
upcoming programs beginning in June for local youth ages 9-12. These
programs will be presented and taught by trained Master Gardeners.
"Rock Stars" will be for six sessions, on June 5, 6, 7 and 12,
13, 14, from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. daily. Participants in this program
will learn more about geology and classes of rocks and do some rock
collecting, as well as learn how to make a rock display case for the
collection. Cost of this program is $20.
The "Wiggly Worms" program will be on June 5, 6 and 7 from 3:15
to 4:45 p.m. Participants will learn more about how worms contribute
to our ecosystem and the balance of nature. Cost of the program is
"Beautiful Butterflies" will be on June 12, 13 and 14 from 3:15
to 4:45 p.m. Participants will learn how butterflies hatch and play
a part in nature. Cost is $15.
All programs require advance registration, which may be done in
person before June 1 at the Extension office on the northwest corner
of the Logan County Fairgrounds. Forms are also available on the
Logan-Menard-Sangamon Extension website at
web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/logan4h/. For more information or
if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in these
programs, contact 732-8289.
County 4-H offers youth programs in June
Logan County 4-H will have a Pets Mini Camp on June 8 from 8:45
to 11 a.m. at Kickapoo Creek Park in Lincoln. Youth 8-12 years of
age are welcome to attend and join in the morning's pet-related
Youth will participate in making a pet toy, pet photo frames and
pet placemats as well as creating a snack.
Advance registration is required by June 1, and the cost will be
$8 per person.
An International Cooking Camp will be offered as a Special
Interest Club, or SPIN program, on June 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28,
from 9:30 to noon each day. This program is for ages 10-14.
Participants will learn authentic ethnic recipes from a different
culture each day -- Africa, Germany, Poland, Spain, Indonesia and
France. Advance registration is required by June 12, and the cost is
To register for these programs, stop in or call the Logan County
Extension office, 980 N. Postville Drive in Lincoln, 732-8289, or
visit the Logan-Menard-Sangamon website to access registration forms
web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/logan4h/. For more information or
if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in either of
the programs, contact 732-8289.
Michael Barker of Lincoln earns Eagle Scout
Kevin Michael Barker, son of Llyle and Sue
Barker of Lincoln, was honored at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony at
Lincoln Christian Church on Sunday. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 1102
in Lincoln and just completed his freshman year at Lincoln Community High
During his nine-year Scouting career, Kevin has advanced through
Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, earning 28 merit badges on
his way to Eagle Scout. The rank of Eagle is earned by 2 to 4
percent of Boy Scouts each year. He successfully led the troop in a
project to build 12 park benches for Little Galilee Christian Camp
in Clinton, a camp that he has been a part of and has been inspired
Kevin has also participated in National Youth Leadership
training at Ingersoll Scout Reservation. He has served as senior
patrol leader for the troop and has been inducted into the Order of
the Arrow honor society. This summer he plans to complete a
two-week, 62-mile backpacking trek through the mountains of New
Mexico with members of his troop.
Troop 1102 Scoutmaster Robert Cox presented Kevin with his Eagle
Badge during the Court of Honor.
After graduating from Lincoln Community High School, Kevin hopes
to enter the medical field.
Lincoln Jaycees Relay for Life fundraisers
The Lincoln Jaycees have two fundraisers
planned for their Relay for Life team.
Saturday, May 26,
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Jaycees will bag groceries and do
carryout at IGA for donations. Luminaries may also be purchased.
Thursday, May 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. the
Jaycees will have a Culver's night. Culver's will donate a
percentage of sales to the team. So come out and eat and
donations will be made to fight cancer.
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 at 7 p.m. on the
third Thursday of each month at the Lincoln Jaycees Center, 325 S.
Chicago St., and are open to everyone.
Zion Ladies Aid sandwich sale
Zion Lutheran Church Ladies Aid Society will sell rib-eye and pork
chop sandwiches Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the IGA parking lot.
club to meet
Lincoln Writer's Club will meet on Tuesday,
June 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room of the Lincoln College dining hall..
Suggested topics: a favorite relative,
an age you'd like to be again, travel to another planet, or a second
chance in life.
All are welcome.
For more information, call 732-2723.
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Presbyterian blood drive in memory of Joyce Kinzie
First Presbyterian Church sponsors the
regional blood drive in June, and it is a memorial to the late Joyce Kinzie,
who was a member of First Presbyterian and very active in the Lincoln
community. This year the blood drive is at the Masonic Temple on North
Kickapoo Street from noon to 6 p.m. on June 4.
Donating blood at this drive is a way
to honor Kinzie's memory.
Kinzie died in September 2010 from
pancreatic cancer. At the time of her death, First Presbyterian was
planning a special blood drive in her honor at the church. After her
death, that blood drive was so successful that the congregation
decided to have the annual June blood drive in her name.
The Central Illinois Community Blood Center is the sole provider
of blood and blood products to patients of hospitals in 14 counties,
including Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Logan County.
spay-neuter transport in June
The Humane Society of Logan County's next spay-neuter transport to the
Animal Protective League of Springfield will be on Monday, June 11. Call
217-737-4042 now to make arrangements for your dog or cat to be spayed or
neutered in June.
The fee for all dogs except pit bulls and pit bull mixes
is $55. The fee for pits is $25. Male cats are $35 to neuter, female
cats are $45 to spay, and feral cats are $25.
All animals must have paper proof of a rabies shot, or one must
be given at the time of spaying or neutering.
Other services are available at a reduced cost.
Army hosts free camp -- registration deadline May 30
The Logan County Salvation Army is sponsoring
a free camp for kids this summer.
Children between the ages of 8 and 12
are invited to spend June 18 through 22 at Eagle Crest Camp in rural
Washburn. The camp offers acres of nature and tons of indoor and
outdoor activities, including swimming and sporting activities.
is open until May 30 at Salvation Army's Keest
Center, 307 N. Kickapoo St. in Lincoln.
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
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.
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.