This event will feature various works by current students attending
Lincoln Community High School and includes works that are both
functional and creative in a variety of media.
be served at the opening, in addition to a bake sale with the
proceeds going to support Logan County Arts, which serves artists
and the community throughout Logan County.
The Lincoln Art Institute hosts Logan County Arts with the goal
of expanding awareness of arts with a focus on Logan County.
Lincoln Art Institute
Address: 112 S. McLean, Lincoln, IL 62656
Contact: Toby Prange, curator,
Hours: Saturdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
or by appointment
Lincoln Dialysis gives $1,000 to Community Action Partnership
of Central Illinois
DaVita, the kidney care division of DaVita HealthCare Partners
Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services,
announced a $1,000 contribution to Community Action Partnership of
Central Illinois.Earlier this year, DaVita Lincoln Dialysis presented the Community
Action Partnership of Central Illinois with a $1,000 check as part
of the "DaVita Way of Giving," the company's local charitable giving
initiative, which is distributing more than $1 million to help
nonprofit organizations throughout the United States grow and
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois is a
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that strives to address issues of
poverty in the community and provide resources for those in need --
like creating Logan Mason Public Transportation after recognizing a
need for public transportation within the counties.
DaVita Lincoln Dialysis chose to donate to Community Action
Partnership of Central Illinois because of the organization's
dedication to transporting residents who might not be able to travel
DaVita, a leading provider of kidney care services, is committed to
improving the quality of life for those diagnosed with chronic
kidney disease and is dedicated to spreading ripples of citizen
leadership through its "Trilogy of Care" -- caring for its patients,
caring for each other and caring for the world. For more information
on DaVita, visit
Hartsburg-Emden High School Alumni Banquet will be June 8
HARTSBURG-EMDEN -- The 86th annual Hartsburg-Emden High School Alumni
Banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in
Invitations to the banquet will be sent out the first week of May.
Anyone who did not receive an invitation but would like to attend
the banquet may send a request via email to Ron Spencer at
or you may reach him on his cellphone at 309-838-0360.
Anniversary classes being honored this year are 1933, 1938, 1943,
1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998,
2003, 2008 and the senior Class of 2013.
The winner of the "Wall of Fame" award will be selected and
announced at the banquet. This year's award will be represented in
the category of "Athletics/Sports."
Please mail nomination letters to Ron Spencer, 8923 Blooming
Grove Road, Bloomington, IL 61705.
Due to the rising costs of the banquet, the alumni association
will accept donations to help out with the cost of the event and to
continue funding the Alumni Scholarship. Donations are payable to
the Hartem Alumni Association and may be sent to Greg Phillips, 208
Market St., Emden, IL 62635.
Officers of the alumni association for 2013 are Chris Boerma,
president; Ron Spencer, vice president; Loretta Hellman, secretary;
Greg Phillips, treasurer; and Kay Mullins and Verna Lessen,
Woman's Club members attend annual convention in Fairbury
Four members of the Lincoln Woman's Club
recently attended the GFWC Illinois 17th District convention in Fairbury.
Representing the Lincoln club were Ruth Sloot, Sue Beaver, Sandy Johnson and
The Lincoln club was honored to
receive seven first-place awards at the convention. The awards were
in the areas of public issues, conservation, legislation,
fundraising, international outreach, education, and domestic
Recognition as best overall was given to the areas of
fundraising and international outreach.
District officers were installed by Patricia Heitman, GFWC
Illinois president, with Donna Cross, district president,
officiating. Fourteen clubs participated in the annual district
County Relay to celebrate American Cancer Society's 100th year
The Logan County Relay For Life is joining all
of America in celebrating 100 years of saving lives and creating more
birthdays through the efforts and research of the American Cancer Society,
begun in 1913. Formerly the word cancer was not spoken, so almost all
patients with this dreadful disease were lost.
On Saturday, May 18, the Logan County
Relay For Life teams will sell $10 luminaria bags at Lincoln IGA
from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The luminaria will also be available at the
annual Relay For Life Breakfast at Lincoln College on Sunday, May
19, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. On Wednesday, May 22, these luminaria
will draw attention to the 100th anniversary, as all of those
purchased will be placed on the front porch of each participating
home and lit at sundown to show support in helping to stamp out this
disease in this century.
The luminaria purchased for this celebration will not be relit at
the Relay For Life event June 14-15 at Lincoln College.
For more information, contact Bill Post, 732-7564; Tonita
Reifsteck, 855-1645; or Nicole Lee, 828-1100.
McCabe named Office Professional of the Year
On Thursday, the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber
of Commerce celebrated office professionals in the community with a luncheon
at the Knights of Columbus. For the Office Professionals Luncheon this year,
170 individuals came together to celebrate excellence in the workplace.
The event provided a break in the day
with a catered luncheon by Guzzardo's Italian Villa and words of
wisdom from John Blackburn, retired CEO of Country Financial and
21st president of Lincoln College.
At the luncheon, the Office
Professional of the Year nominees were recognized and the 2013
winner was announced.
Nminees and their employers were Candy Brown, Graue Inc.; Judy
Busby, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital; Kim Coers, Lincoln
Christian University; Angie Ford, Integrity Data; Susan Gehlbach,
city of Lincoln, clerk's office; Annetta Green, Frontier Mutual
Insurance; Cheryl Hedrick, Logan County Emergency Management Agency;
Becky Heyen, The Courier; Brenda McCabe, Lincoln Police Department;
Angie Mahler, The Christian Village; and Alice Turner, Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
Brenda McCabe, who has worked for the city of Lincoln for 33
years, was chosen as the 2013 Office Professional of the Year. The
award is given for outstanding work, dedication to the job, giving
110 percent and always going that extra mile.
Police Chief Ken Greenslate nominated McCabe. He said:
"Brenda McCabe has a positive spirit that has a contagious effect
on the entire department. She has worked for the city of Lincoln for
33 years and for the last two years has held the role of
administrative assistant at the Lincoln Police Department.
"She prepares all reports for the state's attorney and the city
attorney; assists the administration, detective bureau and the
patrol division with all of their records management; as well as
entering and maintaining many other vital records. Brenda also
digitally stored 30 years' worth of case files and evidence records
in just two short years.
"Most recently, Brenda performed all of the payroll, budget
projections and accounts payable for the city clerk office and for
the police department during a two-month period when the city clerk
office was shorthanded.
"Whenever she is asked to do something, she happily accepts the
new challenge. Not only is she the definition of a hard worker, but
she also treats everyone from the chief to the newest officer with
the same level of respect and regard."
Greenslate added that "her contribution to the Lincoln Police
Department has greatly improved our efficiency while at the same
time, improved our work environment. Brenda is a true treasure as
both an employee and as a person."
The chamber of commerce thanks the many sponsors who helped make
the event possible and all who attended the luncheon, along with the
bosses and supervisors who gave their staff the afternoon break to
celebrate their special day. The chamber also thanks the Lincoln
Knights of Columbus for the use of their facility and their
The Office Professionals Luncheon is an important part of the
chamber's mission to advocate, support and unify local businesses
for the prosperity of Logan County.
66 will anchor weekend of activities in Logan County
Route 66 will be the centerpiece for a diverse series of activities taking
place in Logan County on the weekend of June 7-9, Friday-Sunday.
Events will range from garage sales, auto racing and an electric
car show to art exhibits and the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame
Festivities will begin with the annual Route 66 Garage Sale,
which will take place from 7 a.m. until dusk Friday, Saturday and
Sunday in Lincoln.
This year, vendors can rent indoor or outdoor space at the VFW,
915 Fifth St., or flea market space at The Mill, 738 S. Washington
St. For reservations at the VFW, or general information about the
garage sales, call Andrea Dykman at 217-735-0294. The Logan County
Tourism Bureau at 217-732-8687 is taking reservations for spaces at
For the first time, Logan County Outreach, a community betterment
organization, and Lincoln Printers will host the Route 66 Garage
Private garage sales will also take place throughout the
community. Those planners are urged to use traditional news and
social media outlets to advertise their sales.
On Friday night, race fans can watch the POWRi competition at
Lincoln Speedway on the Logan County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 3
p.m., with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.
The Mill 2nd Saturday Flea Market on June 8 is the premiere event
for a series of flea markets there on the second Saturday of each
month through October. The flea market will run from 10 a.m. until 5
The Lincoln Art Institute gallery at 112 S. McLean St. in
downtown Lincoln will be open on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Main Street Lincoln will sponsor a PLUS 5K run and health fair in
downtown Lincoln on Saturday.
Also on Saturday, an Electric Vehicle Cruise-In will take place
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. along the original Mother Road in historic
downtown Atlanta. The free public cruise-in is sponsored by the
Atlanta Betterment Fund.
After it was commissioned in 1926, Route 66 was responsible for a
huge increase in automobile traffic that led to the need for
businesses to serve the traveling public. Among these new businesses
were service stations.
Now, Route 66 is poised to help create the next big
transportation infrastructure -- charging stations for electric
vehicles. Atlanta is interested in helping other Route 66
communities discover how to better serve the traveling public that
will be searching for an electric plug-in instead of a gas pump.
The June 8 Electric Vehicle Cruise-in, Illinois' first, will
display some cool EV cars and offer a chance to learn more about how
the Mother Road is working to give birth to a new travel
All electric and hybrid cars are invited to participate in the
cruise-in. The event will also feature vintage music, great food, a
50-50 drawing and hourly drawings.
Atlanta offers two Level 2 Eaton charging stations, available by
advance reservation at no fee. There are also 16 Level 1 charging
stations available at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information about the cruise-in, or to make reservations
to use the Level 2 charger, contact Bill Thomas of the Atlanta
Betterment Fund at 217-648-5077 or
Atlanta will also exhibit the results of its first Rt. 66
Reinterpreted Art Project from May 1 through Aug. 13.
Modeled on Chicago's "Cows on Parade" exhibit, the Rt. 66
Reinterpreted Art Project presented artists the opportunity to
create their own take on one of the 20th century's most iconic and
recognizable symbols, the U.S. Route 66 highway shield.
Artists were provided a blank 2-by-2-foot wooden cutout of the
Route 66 highway shield, painted white, which then became their
personal canvas. Each shield was required to incorporate the text
"U.S. 66," but otherwise the design was left to each artist's
The Atlanta Betterment Fund, sponsor of the project, selected 10
shields as finalists. Visitors can vote on their favorites, and
those with the most votes will be named winners of the contest. At
the conclusion of the project, the five winning shields, along with
the names of the artists who created them, will be displayed on a
permanent basis in the Atlanta Rt. 66 Park. For more information,
contact Bill Thomas at the telephone number or email address above.
The annual Route 66 Association of Illinois Motor Tour will pass
through Logan County on Saturday, June 8. Many of the participants
will stay overnight Saturday before continuing the tour on Sunday.
The Route 66 Association Hall of Fame Banquet will take place
Saturday evening at Lincoln College. Advance reservations are
required for the banquet. For more information about either the
banquet or the motor tour, visit the Route 66 Association of
Illinois at il66assoc.org.
Gardeners postpone plant sale to May 18
Those who are familiar with and look forward to the plant sale each year by
the Logan County Master Gardeners may be looking for the announcement that
the sale will be held in the early part of May. However, this year the
gardeners are initiating a change in date.
This year's annual plant sale at the Logan County Fairgrounds
will be on May 18 from 9 a.m. to noon.
The gardeners have changed the date due to the cool and wet
spring season thus far. Because of the weather, the growth of many
perennials is behind schedule. Therefore, the young plants are not
yet of a sufficient size to dig and divide.
The gardeners are hoping that by delaying the sale, they will be
able to continue to provide the community with the outstanding
quality they have become accustomed to over the years.
27 honors alumni at 2nd annual Alumni Honors Dinner
Lincoln Elementary School District 27 hosted
its second annual Alumni Honors Dinner on Saturday to recognize the
individual achievements of its graduates. Approximately 90 Lincoln Junior
High School alumni and guests attended the celebration.
Forty-five alumni were selected for
recognition by a committee consisting of members of the board of
education, teachers and members of the community.
Individuals honored are graduates of
Lincoln Elementary School District 27, or its predecessor schools,
who have made notable contributions in one of the following areas:
or as an entrepreneur
(education, religion, politics, law, medicine, research,
Three graduates were selected to
receive special recognition as "Distinguished Alumni" because of
their outstanding contributions to the arts, for academic excellence
and for leadership in business and the community:
Honored Alumni for 2013 are:
Dr. Susan Anderson
Rev. Gene Appel
William C. Bates Jr.
Claudia Beth Bismark
Dr. Kent Budd
Tracy Allen Curry
Dr. Kevin Funk
Gerry Brannan Gaedtka
Paul E. Gleason
Mary Peters Harmsen
William E. Johnson
Thomas W. Montgomery
Dr. Pamela Moriearty
Dr. Samuel Pooley
Dr. Keith Ray
Ronald L. Robbins
Trudy Leonard Sampson
Michell Verban Simons
Don W. Smith
Kent W. Sunderland
Bonnie J. Welch
Cari Keysear Wilmert
Tina Henderson Workman
Information and pictures about Honored and Distinguished Alumni
are incorporated into a media presentation that is part of the LJHS
Wall of Honored Alumni. The wall, located in the LJHS commons,
recognizes notable District 27 graduates. The media presentation is
projected on a large video screen installed in the commons and was
created for two purposes. The first purpose is to honor the many and
varied accomplishments of alumni. The second is to provide positive
role models for current and future students. The Distinguished
Alumni are additionally recognized by placing a wall plaque that
includes their picture.
Lincoln Elementary School District 27 welcomes and encourages
nominations from the public of alumni to honor in future
can be made online from the district website,
forms are also available at the district administration building,
304 Eighth St. in Lincoln.
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Bill Bates named to District 27 'Distinguished Alumni'
Attorney William B. Bates, better known as Bill, was born, raised
and still lives in Lincoln.
After graduating from Lincoln Junior High School in 1968 and from
Lincoln Community High School in 1972, he entered Westminster
College in Fulton, Mo. He was a member of the Delta Tau Chapter of
Sigma Chi fraternity and received a bachelor's degree in May 1976
with a double major, in economics and in business administration and
Wanting to pursue a career as a lawyer led him to the Drake
University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. His internship position
during his final year of law school was serving as the law clerk for
the late Judge John T. McCullough of the 4th District Appellate
Court. Bates received his Juris Doctor and graduated with honors in
December of 1978.
He returned to Lincoln as an associate in his father's law
practice, later becoming a partner, managing partner and then the
owner of Woods and Bates, Attorneys at Law.
Throughout his law career, he has presented many public seminars
in the local area on various legal issues -- wills, estate planning
and powers of attorney. He continues to be a member of the American
Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association and Logan County Bar
Since returning to Lincoln in 1978, Bates has been actively
involved in the community. His time and dedication have made, and
continue to make, positive contributions to Lincoln and Logan
The Bates family has a long association with District 27. Bill's
father, William C. Bates Jr., served on the board of education in
the 1960s. Bill was a board member for 16 years (1985-2001) and
served as board president from 1993 to 2001. His son, Blinn Bates,
was recently re-elected to his second term on the board and
currently serves as vice president.
Since 1998, Bill has been the president and director of The Woods
Foundation. The foundation was established by his former law
partner, Robert Woods, and Woods' wife, Joan, and generously
supports education and other services in Lincoln and Logan County.
Bates also serves as a member of the board of directors of
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. He has served on various hospital
committees and was recently co-chair of the capital campaign
committee that raised approximately $4.2 million for the new
Bates has also served as a member of the Lincoln College board of
trustees and the boards of the Lincoln YMCA, Lincoln Elks Crippled
Children's Trust, Lincoln/Logan Chamber of Commerce, Logan County
Chapter of American Cancer Society, and the Logan County Park and
Trails Foundation. He has served as president of the St. Clara's
Manor board of directors and as president and founding director of
the Logan County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited.
Roland Ginzel named to District 27 'Distinguished Alumni'
Roland Ginzel is widely recognized as a pioneer abstract artist.
Throughout his career, he established himself as an important
artist, teacher and organizer of art exhibitions and organizations
After graduating from eighth grade at Central School in 1935, and
then from Lincoln High School and Lincoln College, Ginzel received a
bachelor's degree in fine arts from the School of the Art Institute
in Chicago. He later earned a master's degree in fine arts from the
University of Iowa. He received a Fulbright Award and spent a year
in Rome doing postgraduate work.
Ginzel has taught at the University of Chicago, Rockford College,
the University of Illinois Chicago, the University of Wisconsin at
Madison, Colorado College, in New York at the Parsons School of
Design and at Columbia University. He has been honored as Professor
Emeritus by the University of Illinois Chicago and was awarded an
honorary doctorate at Lincoln College.
A lifetime professional artist, Ginzel has exhibited his work
throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. He is known for his
unique brand of abstract painting using colors, lines and patterns
of shapes dispersed about the picture plane. His long-term
dedication to abstraction makes him one of the most singular and
individualistic figures in the spectrum of postwar Chicago art.
Leigh Henson named to District 27 'Distinguished Alumni'
Leigh Henson's name is well-known around Lincoln. He is the
developer of the award-winning website
findinglincolnillinois.com. The website is a community history
of the first Lincoln namesake town and is titled Mr. Lincoln, Route
66, and Other Highlights of Lincoln, Illinois. Dr. Henson began this
website in 2003 and was awarded the "Best Web Site of the Year" by
the Illinois State Historical Society in 2004.
Henson was born in Lincoln in 1942. He attended kindergarten at
Central School, grades one through six at Jefferson School, and
grades seven and eight at Central School, from which he graduated in
1956. After graduating from Lincoln Community High School, he
attended Lincoln College for his freshman year. He graduated from
Illinois State University, majoring in English with a minor in
history. He earned his master's degree in American literature and a
Ph.D. in English studies from Illinois State University.
Before his retirement, Dr. Henson was professor of English at
Missouri State University and now serves as Professor Emeritus of
He has published many articles. In 2012 he was given the Award of
Superior Achievement by the Illinois State Historical Society for
his book, "The Town Lincoln Warned: The Living Namesake Heritage of
Lincoln, Illinois." Besides writing extensively about Abraham
Lincoln and Lincoln, Ill., Henson has written several articles about
another well-known Lincoln native, author William Maxwell.
Henson is currently working on a long-range plan to promote
Lincoln, Ill., as a Lincoln-heritage community by increasing civic
pride and adding tourist appeal to the city. His proposal is to
erect four new Lincoln statues here, which would give the city a
total of 11, second in number only to Springfield, Ill.
New Holland Cruise-In schedule announced
NEW HOLLAND -- For its ninth year, the New Holland Cruise-In will
again be sponsored by the New Holland Firemen. Antiques, classics,
hot rods, street rods, rat rods, race cars, trucks and motorcycles
The free event will be in downtown New Holland from 5 to 8 p.m. on
the second Saturday of each month from May to October. The evening
dates are May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10 and Sept. 14. The New
Holland Firemen's Toys for Tots Cruise-In will be on Oct. 12 from 1
to 4 p.m.
Besides the vehicles on display, there will be music,
50-50 drawings, door prizes, food by the New Holland Fire
Department, fun and friends.
For information about cancellations due to weather, check
Facebook at New Holland Fire Department.
district to offer square dance lessons in May
Lincoln Park District will provide a unique opportunity to learn
to square dance this spring. Classes will be on Tuesday evenings,
6:30-8:30, for four weeks, beginning May 7. This activity is for all
ages, teenagers through senior citizens.
Instructors will be Ron and Jan Betzelberger of Lincoln. They have
been square dancing since 1976. Ron started calling and teaching in
1980. When not teaching in Lincoln, they share their talents with
the residents of Rio Grande Valley, where they winter.
enjoy meeting new people, moving to good music and having fun,
you're invited to come and give this a try.
The class cost is $30 per couple in district.
Square dancing is generally offered on the first and third
Saturday evenings in the ballroom at the park district.
Atlanta Rt. 66 Cruise-In May 11
ATLANTA -- Mark your calendar now and plan to attend the Atlanta Rt. 66
Cruise-In on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy classic cars,
vintage music, great food, a 50-50 drawing, hourly drawings and more -- all
along an original alignment of the Mother Road itself in downtown Atlanta.
All area car club members and anyone with a great old car they want
to display are invited to attend. Stop by the registration table to
be included in the hourly drawings. The first 50 registrants will
receive a free Atlanta Rt. 66 Cruise-In dash plaque.
town, visitors can step into the Palms Grill Café for a piece of
blue-ribbon homemade pie, tour the J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Museum,
get their pictures taken with the Bunyon Giant, pick up souvenirs at
the Gunnar Mast Trading Post or handcrafted items at the Arch Street
Artisans shop, have a cheeseburger at Chubby's, visit the Atlanta
Museum, enjoy a cold one at Phanny's or the Korner, then stroll
around and enjoy the assembled cruise-in cars.
The Atlanta Rt. 66 Cruise-In is sponsored by the Atlanta
For more information, phone 217-648-5077 or email
The next cruise-in will take place on Saturday, June 8, and will be
Illinois' first Electric Vehicle Cruise-In. Visitors will definitely want to
come to downtown Atlanta that day to see the variety of electric and
electric hybrid cars that will be on hand.
Valley Cemetery Association annual meeting
MIDDLETOWN -- The annual
meeting of the Pleasant Valley Cemetery Association will be on Monday, May
6, at 7 p.m. at the Knapp-Chesnut-Becker Library in Middletown. All lot
owners are welcome to attend.
April 23 special note: This meeting has been postponed to a later date. A new notice
of date and time will be posted when it is announced by the cemetery
Methodist Women host annual May breakfast
SAN JOSE -- The United
Methodist Women of the San Jose Methodist Church, 600 S. First St., are
having their annual May breakfast on Wednesday, May 1. A breakfast of french
toast, fresh fruit, and coffee or tea will be served in the Fellowship Hall
of the church at 9 a.m.
An offering will be taken for the Cunningham Children's Home, a
ministry supported by United Methodist Women.
A musical program will be presented by Laurel Jean. Blind since
birth, this Christian recording artist, pianist, vocalist and
inspirational speaker travels extensively delivering a message
through her music for God's children of all ages.
She began her career in music and ministry at the age of 14,
producing her first album while still a teenager. Her music takes on
several different styles, such as gospel, comedy, blues, jazz and
country, and includes many of her own original compositions. She has
12 CDs to her credit and has been featured internationally on the
Total Christian Television Network. To learn more about Laurel Jean,
her music and ministry, visit www.laureljean.com.
To help in planning, make reservations by April 27 with the
church office, 309-247-3232, or Lucy Albers, 309-247-3450.
San Jose is located on U.S. 136, two miles east of Route 29 and
about eight miles west of Interstate 155.
MS event at Kickapoo Creek Park on May 5
Plans are nearing completion for the 14th
annual Walk MS event at Kickapoo Creek Park in Lincoln on Sunday, May 5.
According to Nancy Ireland, coordinator for the event, "all we need now is a
beautiful day and lots of walkers."
Check-in begins at noon, team pictures
will be taken at 1 p.m., and the walk starts at 1:30. The walk route
is 100 percent accessible, and participants have the option of
walking 1.5 or three miles. There will be assistance for anyone who
is unable to complete the route.
All activities begin at the north
shelter in the park. The day's events include music provided by Greg
& Joe Hackett Music 4U DJ Service, as well as face painting and a
A "bags" tournament will take place
at 11:30 a.m. Team check-in is at 11. Cost is $10 per team, and
there's prize money for the top two teams. Bring boards and bags.
Participants must register by May 1 by calling 732-2339.
It's not easy to pinpoint the cause
of multiple sclerosis, and so far, the cure rests on continuing
research. Every hour, another person is diagnosed with MS. For
20,000 people in Illinois and some 400,000 nationwide, that hour has
already arrived. Money raised by Walk MS helps to support research
along with much-needed programs and services that enhance the
quality of life for people living with multiple sclerosis.
People may register for the walk by calling
online at www.lincolnms.com.
Donations may be sent to Lincoln MS Walk, 23 Tulip Drive, Lincoln, IL 62656.
springtime hours at Lincoln city landfill
Now through May 5 the city
landscape waste facility in Lincoln will be open every day except Monday
from 8 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Beginning May 8 the facility will go
back to normal hours of operation, which are Wednesday and Saturday
only from 8 a.m. to 3.50 p.m.
The public is reminded that the city
landfill accepts only landscape waste.
now seeking donations for 2nd annual garage sale
The Humane Society of Logan County is seeking donations of goods
for the second annual "Big Spring Garage Sale." Clean, gently used
items for donation can be dropped off every Wednesday and Saturday,
beginning April 3, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Logan County
Fairgrounds. Use the south entrance.
For more information or to arrange pickup, call 732-1979 or
732-7853. Electronics cannot be accepted.
This year's sale will be May 10 and 11, a Friday and Saturday, at
the Logan County Fairgrounds.
Items for sale will include home decor, toys, sporting goods,
furniture, clothes, shoes, accessories, holiday items, outdoor
goods, books, CDs, DVDs and much more. There will also be food,
music and fun stuff just for kids.
With the support of the community, the HSLC was able to open a
shelter in 2011. Since then, they have placed more than 200 cats and
dogs in forever homes, and facilitated in more than 400 low-cost
spay and neuters per year.