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[November 02, 2012]  Local women become part of new Golden Z Club charter

CHAMPAIGN -- A new service club for youth -- dedicated to providing career guidance and promoting leadership skills, international fellowship and the ideal of service -- was chartered on Oct. 27 at the I Hotel in Champaign. Zonta District 6 Gov. Linda Hiltabrand and Suzanne Leeke, District 6 Z Club/Golden Z Club chairman, presented the charter to the Golden Z Club. There are four charter members under the direction of the club's president, Elizabeth Kahle.

The University of Illinois Champaign Golden Z Club is one of the youth groups of Zonta International, the worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions, working together to advance the status of women.

Golden Z Club members undertake service projects benefiting their school, community and the world. They promote the development of leadership ability and good character, and they strive for scholastic achievement and the improvement of international understanding through service.

The Golden Z Club in Champaign is the first in District 6, which includes Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Members of Zonta International support international service projects intended to advance the status of women, particularly in developing nations, and they fund the Amelia Earhart Fellowship awards, given annually to women pursuing graduate study in aerospace-related sciences and engineering. Zonta International enjoys nongovernmental organization status with the United Nations and consultative status with several of its agencies. As of spring 2011, there were approximately 30,000 Zontians belonging to more than 1,200 clubs in approximately 63 countries and geographic areas.

Lincoln Writer's Club to meet Nov. 13

Lincoln Writer's Club will meet Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room of the student center at Lincoln College.

Suggested topics: a Thanksgiving story, a "positive attitude" story, or a story about your children and their different temperaments.

For more info, call 732-2723. All are welcome.

Immanuel Lutheran Church will observe All Saints' Sunday

Immanuel Lutheran Church will observe All Saints' Sunday on Nov. 4 at the 9 a.m. worship service. The congregation will remember its members who died during the past year: Woodrow Sorenson, Raymond Turner, Lowell Schaffenacker, Miriam Bock, Marie Parks, Maxine Voyles and Alvin Langenbahn. A candle will be lit in memory of each one. The Women of Immanuel will donate seven books to the church library in their honor.

For your convenience, call Alexis to sign up toll-free at 1-866-GIVE-BLD, ext. 5158, or schedule an appointment online using sponsor code 60057 at Walk-ins are also welcome and truly appreciated.

Central Illinois Community Blood Center, a not-for-profit organization, is the provider of lifesaving blood for 14 hospitals throughout central Illinois, including Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and Springfield's Memorial Medical Center and St. John's Hospital. CICBC is a division of the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, which collects more than 180,000 units of blood annually and serves 85 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Community blood drive Monday at Lincoln Masonic Center

To help ensure an adequate blood supply for our region, there will be a blood drive at the Lincoln Masonic Center, 2022 N. Kickapoo, on Monday from noon to 6 p.m.

For your convenience, call Alexis to sign up toll-free at 1-866-GIVE-BLD, ext. 5158, or schedule an appointment online using sponsor code 60057 at Walk-ins are also welcome and truly appreciated.

Central Illinois Community Blood Center, a not-for-profit organization, is the provider of lifesaving blood for 14 hospitals throughout central Illinois, including Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and Springfield's Memorial Medical Center and St. John's Hospital. CICBC is a division of the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, which collects more than 180,000 units of blood annually and serves 85 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Dr. Dan's health class at Faith

What: Dr. Dan Freesmeier's health care class

Topic: Natural ways to deal with blood pressure

When: First Monday night, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m.

Where: Faith Lutheran Church, 2320 N. Kickapoo

Humane Society of Logan County offers holiday cookie trays

Planning holiday parties or looking for gifts to give special friends or relatives? Let the Humane Society of Logan County do your holiday baking. HSLC is once again taking orders for holiday cookie trays. Each tray will contain three dozen fancy holiday cookies with a variety of at least 12 different kinds of cookies.

The cost is still only $15 per tray. Larger trays are also available.

To place your orders, call Adrienne at 217-732-1979. The deadline for placing orders is Dec. 1.

Orders can be picked up on Dec. 8 at Graue Inc., 1905 N. Kickapoo St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Logan County.

Logan County Medical Reserve Corps orientation Monday

Are you interested in volunteering to help prepare and protect the health of the community? If so, the Logan County Medical Reserve Corps is for you.

There will be a new member orientation on Monday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m. at the Logan County Department of Public Health for anyone interested in additional information or in joining the Logan County Medical Reserve Corps.

The Logan County MRC functions as a way to locally organize and use volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and promote healthy living throughout the year. The volunteers supplement existing emergency and public health resources.

If you are interested in joining the MRC, contact Shana Altman at the Logan County Department of Public Health at 217-735-2317 or to register.

Mount Pulaski High School 'Make a Difference Day' Saturday

MOUNT PULASKI -- On Saturday the student council of Mount Pulaski High School Student Council will participate in a community service project called "Make a Difference Day." Members will rake leaves and do light yardwork free of charge.

The elderly or those who have difficulty doing yardwork are encouraged to contact the high school at 217-792-3209 to be put on a list. You will receive a call back to set up the work time.

San Jose UMC turkey supper and bazaar Nov. 7

SAN JOSE -- The San Jose United Methodist Women, with the help of the men of the church and members of the community, are presenting their annual turkey supper and bazaar on the first Wednesday of November. Serving is from 4 till 7 p.m. Nov. 7.

The roast turkey supper features mashed potatoes and gravy, the "famous" dressing, corn and green beans, salad, desserts, and drinks, besides generous pieces cut from freshly roasted turkey.

Guests may dine in the beautiful Fellowship Hall or carry out.

Bazaar booths open at 3:30 p.m. and include a Candy Shop with a large variety of homemade candy and sweets; Country Store, which will have homemade pies, cinnamon rolls, breads, jelly and other goodies; and a craft booth with unique Heirloom cards, Christmas cards and musical ornaments. There will also be a table of "nearly new" Christmas decorations and other novelties.

Tickets will be sold in advance by members of the church or at the door for the same price. Ticket prices for dine-in are $9 for adults and $4 for children. Carryout prices are $9.50 and $4.

The San Jose United Methodist Church is located at 601 S. First St. in San Jose, six blocks south of U.S. 136, at the corner of Linden and First. San Jose is about 15 miles directly south of Pekin on Towerline Road; or from Route 29 to U.S 136, then east two miles to San Jose; or about 10 miles west of Interstate 155 on U.S. 136.

For tickets or more information, call the church at 309-247-3232 or Jim Eeten at 309-247-3485.


Community club to host home-based business and craft sale Saturday

There are several home-based businesses in the community, and potential buyers will have an opportunity to shop their products at leisure on Saturday.

The Chester-East Lincoln Community Club will host a home-based business and craft sale at the CEL school Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Shoppers will be able to browse through booths of well-known products such as Jamberry Nails, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Pampered Chef, PartyLite, Scentsy Fragrances, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware and more.

In addition there will be booths set up for C&C Fudge, County Home Treasures, KMS Crafts, Origami Owl, Sweetteddybears Crafts, Cloth Penguin and many more.

During the day there will be number of raffles where participants can win gifts from the various vendors.

Everyone is encouraged to drop by the CEL school and do a little early Christmas shopping.


Lincoln Low Vision Support Group meets Nov. 12

The Lincoln Low Vision Support Group will host a meeting Monday, Nov. 12, at the Lincoln Christian Church from 1 to 2 p.m.

The church is located at 204 N. McLean in Lincoln. Those attending should enter through the north door, under the canopy.

The Mary Bryant Home for the Blind will bring their store to the meeting and will have products for sale, making it a good time to do a little Christmas shopping.

In Logan County, transportation to the meeting is available by contacting Logan Mason Public Transportation at 732-2159 or toll-free at 866-930-8212. (LMPT rate schedule)

If you have any questions, contact Sandy at 732-6528.

Zonta hosting 48th annual turkey dinner Nov. 4

The Zonta Club of Lincoln will host its 48th annual turkey dinner on Sunday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Lincoln Community High School, 1000 Primm Road.

This annual fundraiser has become a tradition for many people in the Lincoln area. A classic turkey dinner will be served with turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce or applesauce, roll, dessert and drink.

Tickets prices are $11 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For more information or tickets, call 217-732-4758. Tickets are also available from members.

Profits are used for scholarships and service projects.

Zonta, an international organization of business and professional women, focuses on women's issues.

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City of Lincoln leaf pickup dates announced

The city of Lincoln will provide leaf pickup services for residents again this year. Pickup days will be by ward and will run beginning next week through Dec. 3.

Only biodegradable bags of leaves will be picked up. Bags must be at the curb by 7 a.m. each day.

Leaf pickup dates:

  • Ward 1 -- Oct. 29, Nov. 9, Nov. 21

  • Ward 2 -- Oct. 31, Nov. 13, Nov. 26

  • Ward 3 -- Nov. 2, Nov. 14, Nov. 28

  • Ward 4 -- Nov. 5, Nov. 16, Nov. 30

  • Ward 5 -- Nov. 7, Nov. 19, Dec. 3

For those who wish to bring their leaves directly to the landscape waste facility, it is currently open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. until 3:50 p.m. for all landscape waste. This will continue until Nov. 21.

On Nov. 24 the facility will return to regular hours: Wednesday and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-3:50 p.m.

Lincoln College honor society set to host Trivia Night fundraiser

Lincoln College's Iota Chi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is hosting its semiannual Trivia Night contest and fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Meyer-Evans Student Center.

The event is open to the public.

The cost to participate is $10 per person, with a maximum of eight people per team. A $100 cash prize will be awarded to the winning team. In addition to the trivia contest, the event will feature a silent auction containing items such as a Lincoln College sports basket. There will also be a 50-50 cash drawing.

Anyone interested in registering their team should contact Assistant Professor Spring Hyde at or 217-871-9639.

John Malone, WLNX-FM station manager and assistant professor of broadcasting, will serve as master of ceremonies.

The Iota Chi Chapter will provide free popcorn. The college snack bar will be open at 6 p.m. with items available for sale, including burgers, fries, cheese sticks, beverages and other tasty treats.

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier national honor society for junior colleges. Proceeds from this event will support the initiatives of the Lincoln College chapter, including the purchase of recycling bins for Creekside Environmental Center, the Special Olympics and Books for Veterans.

Hannah Singleton, chapter president, is a sophomore from South Pekin. She commented about the importance of the fundraiser: "Iota Chi members have always been very generous with volunteering their time to serve others. However; we have many projects that require funding in addition to offering our time. We hope this Trivia Night will help raise the funds needed to continue forward with our planned contributions to Creekside, the Special Olympics and Books for Veterans."

Middletown Presbyterian Church offers fall harvest brunch

MIDDLETOWN -- The Middletown Presbyterian Church will have its annual fall harvest brunch on Sunday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

It's an all-you-eat menu with bacon, ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, ham and beans and cornbread, sausage gravy and biscuits, breakfast pizza, coffeecakes, desserts, cheese tray, and drinks.

The brunch is $8 for adults, $4 for children 4-12 years old and free for 3 and under.

Christian Village to host annual fall festival Nov. 10

The Christian Village in Lincoln invites everyone to join them on Saturday, Nov. 10, for their annual fall festival.

It will be a day of fun and games, food, and family activities and entertainment.

Among the list of activities are face painting, pumpkin painting and a chance to have a fall family portrait taken.

Live music will be presented from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a choice of chili or pork chop lunch will be served from 11 to 2.

Other activities included in the day are hayrack rides, a craft and bake sale, facility tours and more.

(See publicity.)

Lunch and Learn program Nov. 6 at Oasis

The Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland, in cooperation with Senior Citizens of Logan County, has scheduled a Lunch and Learn program for informal caregivers of older adults and grandparents and other relatives raising children. It will be at the Oasis Senior Center, 501 Pulaski St. in Lincoln, on Nov. 6 from noon to 1 p.m.

Jamie Freschi, regional long-term care ombudsman, will present information regarding "Residents' Rights in Long-Term Care Facilities."

Lunch will be provided, and preregistration is required. There is no charge to attend.

This presentation is part of a series of Lunch and Learn programs. The goal of the series is to provide practical information that will help caregivers continue to provide quality care to others while maintaining balance in their own lives.

Informal caregivers are those unpaid people such as family members, friends and neighbors who provide assistance to someone who is to some degree incapacitated and in need of help with tasks such as grocery shopping, bill paying, cooking or personal care. Grandparents or other relatives raising grandchildren are those who have accepted primary responsibility for raising one or more children through age 18.

To register or to learn more about this program, contact the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland at 217-787-9234 or 800-252-2918.

Logan Art Association invites you to join them at their 1st meeting Nov. 6

On Nov. 6, anyone who is interested is invited to attend the organizational meeting of the Logan Art Association. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Art Institute, 112 N. McLean St. in Lincoln.

The meeting is free to attend and open to anyone 18 years of age and older who is interested in any kind of art.

Organizers are hopeful that local artists will be interested in becoming a part of this association, but also encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about art to attend as well.

Areas of interest will be drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and art history.

This is the first meeting, so the group doesn’t have an agenda yet. Organizers are open to ideas and suggestions that might help determine the direction the group will take.

"Please join us," says Georgie Borchardt. "We'd love to see/meet you and have you begin this new adventure with us!"

Contact Borchardt at 309-244-5708.

Veterans of Logan County, make your reservations for Nov. 4 celebration & dance

Over 1,100 invitations have been sent to the veterans in Logan County for the 11th annual Veteran's Celebration and Recognition Dance, sponsored by the St. John United Church of Christ Youth Group. The event is planned for Nov. 4 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion in Lincoln.

Although invitations and a reply card have been sent to the veterans the group has addresses for, it is not too late for any veteran who did not receive an invitation to call in a reservation request to Tonita Reifsteck, 732-9796; the youth sponsors, Jonathan and Tami Pagel, 732-4500; or the church, 732-6957. Seating can then be arranged.

The evening will begin with a light meal served from 5 to 6 p.m. and a tribute to the various branches of service by the Don Smith Band, which will provide dance music from 5 to 7:30.

The youth along with their sponsors, the Pagels, plan and host fundraisers all year for this celebration to honor the veterans of Logan County or any veteran who was deployed from Logan County.

The St. John Youth Group will also honor the veterans of their church on Nov. 4 during the 10:30 a.m. worship service with a "Litany Remembering All Those Who Serve" and will present each veteran with a special gift.

Those veterans are Loren Birnbaum, Josh Bismark, Adam Bock, Bob Borowiak, Charles Brainard, Erik Brickman, Kenneth Brickman, John Cassens, Rod Christensen, Phillip Gehlbach, Gerald Gehrke, Dan Gosda, Gerald Gosda, David Hansen, Homer Harris Jr., Jack Leich, Robert T. Lenhardt, Eric Leslie, Don McCann, Scott Mara, Robert Meinershagen, Anthony Morey, Richard Morgan, Wilbur Paulus, Arthur Rohrer, Ron Sprague, Ray Turner, Donald Werkman, Eddie White, Lawrence Wilham Jr., James Wilmert, Wilbur Wilmert and Mark Wilson.

Elkhart Historical Society presents 'Christmas According to Hollywood'

ELKHART -- In early November, the Elkhart Historical Society will present "Christmas According to Hollywood." The presentation will explore favorite Christmas movies and some little-known facts about them in an evening of relaxation, laughter and a meal at the Wild Hare Café before the holiday rush begins.

The event will be on Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m.

Each Christmas we immerse ourselves in sentimentality brought to us courtesy of Hollywood. The modern history of Christmas has included many sentimental, poignant and funny movies, from Jimmy Stewart in "It's a Wonderful Life" to Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye in "White Christmas." We enjoy watching Scrooge from "A Christmas Carol" and the eternally optimistic, yet cursed Clark Griswold from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." Who can forget "A Christmas Story" with Darren McGavin and the reminiscing about that first BB gun and sometimes a "confession" to admiring or even owning the leg lamp that gave McGavin's character so much delight.

The cost for the evening is $25 per person.

For reservations, call 217-947-2238. Reservation forms may be downloaded from, or pick up a reservation form at Horsefeathers in Elkhart.

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