It's an all-you-can-eat meal. The cost
is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-12, and youngsters 3 and
under eat free.
Writer's Club will meet March 12
Lincoln Writer's Club will
meet Tuesday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room of the Lincoln
College student center.
Suggested writing topics: story about
Easter; nicknames; to be 13 again; or springtime.
All are welcome. For more information, call 732-2723.
model of Abraham Lincoln statue to be on display at Feb. 25 committee
The Abraham Lincoln Statue Committee will have
an 18-inch model of the proposed statue on display at a special meeting on
Monday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Logan County
Genealogical & Historical Society center, 114 N. Chicago St. Special
invitations have been sent to officials of all the towns in Logan County,
members of the county board and the media to attend the meeting.
David Seagraves, artist for the
statue, will be present. Seagraves was the artist who produced the
Civil War soldier statue that was dedicated in 2011.
The new statue is intended to
commemorate a speech given by Abraham Lincoln on Oct. 16, 1858,
during his run for the Senate. The speech took place on the Logan
County Courthouse square and drew a crowd of 5,000. The town of
Lincoln was just five years old and its population was swelled far
beyond its permanent residents that day.
The model statue will be on display
at the LCGHS center throughout the fundraising campaign for the
statue production. A copy of the print of a painting of the Lincoln
speech will also be on display during the same period.
Members of the statue committee are
available to speak to groups around the county. Committee members
can be reached through LCGHS. Call 217-732-3200 to leave a message.
Donations for the project may be made to LCGHS.
Individuals who donate $100 or more to the project will receive an unframed,
numbered copy of the print. The prints are being donated to the statue
committee by Main Street Lincoln.
Jaycees Lawnmower Clinic
Have the Lincoln Jaycees get your mower ready
for the upcoming season. Bring in your push mower (no riding mowers) and the
Jaycees will change the oil, change the spark plug, sharpen the blade, clean
the mower deck and check the air filter.
Mowers may be dropped off from 9 a.m.
to noon on Saturday, March 9, at the Lincoln Jaycees Center, 325 S.
Chicago St. Mowers may be picked up the same day from 3 to 5 p.m.
The cost is $30 at drop-off. (Save
$5 if you prepay online at
lincolnjaycees.com.) All profits help fund upcoming Lincoln
Jaycees community projects.
The Lincoln Jaycees are a
not-for-profit organization serving Lincoln and the surrounding
communities. The organization gives young people ages 18-40 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 Friday of each month, 7:30 p.m.,
at the Lincoln Jaycees Center, 325 S. Chicago St., and are open to
Bosom Buddies selling Avanti's Gondola sandwiches
Team Bosom Buddies, a Relay
For Life team, is at it again. The team is selling Avanti's Gondola
For information on how you can get
your hands on one of these popular sandwiches, contact team captain
Bob Hashman at 217-671-1993. All orders have to be placed by March
Action board meeting notice
The next regularly scheduled corporate board
meeting of the Community Action Partnership is scheduled for Thursday, Feb.
28, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be at Community Action's corporate offices,
1800 Fifth St. in Lincoln.
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
Wendy Dotson, 217-762-2421
named ALMH February Employee of the Month
Cheryl Boyd of Lincoln has been named the
February Employee of the Month at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in
Lincoln. Boyd works as an environmental services lead technician in the ALMH
Environmental Services Department, where she is responsible for sanitizing
and maintaining patient rooms in the Special Procedures Area and Obstetrics
Boyd was born and raised in Lincoln
and has been employed by Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital for 16
"Cheryl is great asset to our SPA
department," wrote co-worker April Matherly, who nominated Boyd for
the honor. "She creates GREAT Patient Experiences every day. She
keeps our department spic and span and spoils our patients just as
much as we do. When we need a helping hand she is there without any
hesitation and with a smile on her face. There are days I honestly
don’t know what we would do without her."
"I enjoy working at ALMH because of
my co-workers and the patients," said Boyd. "My Environmental
Service and Special Procedure Area co-workers are like family to me.
The ALMH family has shown me several times that when times get hard,
everyone is there to help you get through. The love and support for
co-workers at ALMH is awesome.
"I also enjoy the patients and
their families. I love to talk to them, help them and make them feel
welcome. In the Special Procedures Area many of our patients come
daily or weekly for years at a time so you grow to know them and
love them (and spoil them)!"
Boyd also says she has learned a
lot during her time at ALMH.
"From watching the nurses and
doctors each day, I have learned a lot of medical information, and
working in Environmental Services has taught me so much about
hospital cleanliness and its importance. The patients have also
taught me about extreme compassion and how important it is to feel
safe and cared for when receiving medical help," said Boyd.
ALMH, located at 200 Stahlhut Drive
in Lincoln, is a 25-bed critical-access hospital affiliated with
Memorial Health System. ALMH employs 315 in a variety of roles. For
more information about ALMH, visit
www.almh.org and "like" Memorial Health Systems on Facebook.
of I seminar in Lincoln on starting seeds
The Logan-Menard-Sangamon Unit of University
of Illinois Extension will offer a "Seed Starting" seminar
Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m.
at the University of Illinois Extension Building, 980 N. Postville Drive in
The seminar is just in time
to get you thinking about starting bedding plants indoors for the
coming garden season.
Jennifer Fishburn, horticulture
educator with U of I Extension, and U of I Extension Master
Gardeners Lisa Wrage and Mary Moore will provide information on what
you need to do to get started and how to keep your seedlings growing
up to planting time. Seed selection, timing, materials and equipment
will all be discussed.
For more information, call
scrapbooking workshop at the Atlanta Public Library Feb. 23
ATLANTA -- Want to explore
creative ways to preserve your memories? The last of three scrapbooking
workshops at the Atlanta Public Library will be offered on Feb. 23. Novice
and experienced scrapbookers are invited to work with Cindy Schempp on
"Power Layout and Organization." The workshop will take place at the library
from 10 a.m. to noon.
The charge for the session is $5.
Participants may sign up by contacting the library at 217-648-2112.
All materials will be provided.
the Atlanta Public Library's writing circle
ATLANTA -- There's still time to sign up for
the Atlanta Public Library's adult writing circle, "Yes, You Can Write!" The
workshops are designed for people who enjoy writing already, who have always
wanted to try their hand at it, or even think they can't write at all! Come
and be surprised by what you can do. Participants will explore a wide range
of writing techniques, share their stories with others, and enjoy the
support of their fellow writers.
Whether you want to write fiction,
memoirs, nonfiction, poetry or anything else, this group is a
friendly, supportive circle of friends who enjoy sharing their ideas
and stories with others. Sessions are light-hearted, fun and
participatory. While people may come to as many sessions as they
like, the library recommends signing up for all five sessions in
order to help create a nurturing and safe environment in which
people feel free to experiment and share their work.
Yes, You Can Write! is
recommended for people age 18 and older. Sessions are from 6:30 to 8
p.m. at the Atlanta Library. Topics in this series are "Finding Your
Inspiration," Feb. 21; "Setting the Landscape," March 21; "All About
Character," April 11; "The Tricks of Dialogue" April 25; and "The
Basics of Plot," May 9.
Registration fees are $5 for
individual workshops or $20 for the series of five. For more
information, contact the library at 217-648-2112 or visit
Yes, You Can Write! is sponsored by Susan Hoblit.
College and Pekin High jazz groups to present joint concert Feb. 23
Feb. 23 will see the
inception of an idea Professor Scott Woger of Lincoln College has had for a
Woger, director of jazz studies at
Lincoln College, has created a four-year bachelor's degree program
in jazz studies at the college. One of the initiatives of the
program is to partner the Lincoln College Jazz Ensemble with area
high school jazz bands. In the first concert of this series, the
college jazz ensemble will take the stage with the high school jazz
band from Pekin on Feb. 23 in the Meyer Theater in the Johnston
Center for Performing Arts on the LC campus. Pekin High School has
had a renowned jazz program for many years. Each jazz ensemble will
perform a set of four to five tunes.
Woger wants this concert to lead to
more visits to the Lincoln College campus by central Illinois high
school jazz bands. Eventually, he hopes to have a jazz festival on
Woger is excited about the
prospects of the newly created bachelor's degree program, one of two
now offered by Lincoln College. In the past, when only a two-year
degree was possible, he lost his most promising musicians to schools
offering four-year jazz degree programs. Now, the students can
remain at Lincoln College for their entire bachelor's degree. And as
Woger pointed out, "a bachelor's degree is absolutely necessary to
find employment, and the demand for musicians is a growing field."
One exciting prospect of this program is some terrific jazz concerts
for the public.
The first concert begins at 7 p.m. on
Feb. 23 in the Johnston Center and is free and open to the public.
Woger may be reached on the Lincoln
College campus at 217-732-3155, ext. 281, or by email to
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Republican city primary notices
Lincoln Daily News received
the following election notices from Sally J. Litterly, Logan County clerk:
CONSOLIDATED REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN THAT ON FEBRUARY 26, 2013, IN THE CITY OF LINCOLN, STATE OF
ILLINOIS, A CONSOLIDATED REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION WILL BE HELD
FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:
MAYOR OF THE CITY
THE COLOR OF
BALLOTS TO BE USED BY THE RESPECTIVE PRECINCTS AT THE GENERAL
PRIMARY ELECTION WILL BE
THE POLLING PLACE
FOR SAID GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE OPEN CONTINUOUSLY FROM 6:00 A.M.
TO 7:00 P.M. ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013.
/s/ Sally J.
Litterly, Logan County Clerk
THE FOLLOWING IS THE CONSOLIDATED POLLING PLACE FOR ALL PRECINCTS IN
THE CITY OF LINCOLN, ILLINOIS:
EAST LINCOLN 1, 2,
3, 4, 5, 6 AND WEST LINCOLN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
CHURCH YOUTH CENTER, DELAVAN & HAMILTON STREETS, LINCOLN, IL.
registered in the City of Lincoln, Illinois will vote at one polling
place for this Consolidated Republican Primary Election only.
N O T I C E
VOTER REGISTRATION AND GRACE PERIOD REGISTRATION AND VOTING
FOR REPUBLICAN CONSOLIDATED PRIMARY ELECTION
FOR THE CITY OF LINCOLN
ON FEBRUARY 26, 2013
The last day to
register to vote or to update voter registration information prior
to the February 26, 2013 Republican Consolidated Primary Election
for the City of Lincoln is January 29, 2013. Voter registration is
being conducted at the Logan County Clerk’s Office at the Logan
County Courthouse, 601 Broadway Street, Lincoln, IL Monday through
Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointed Logan County Deputy
Registrars may also register voters through that date. Beyond that
date, a voter must register and vote by Grace Period Registration in
the Office of the County Clerk.
Pursuant to Article 4 of the Illinois Election Code, Grace Period
Voter Registration will be offered from Wednesday, January 30, 2013
through Friday, February 22, 2013 in the Office of the County Clerk.
Grace Period Registration allows a resident to register to vote and
or change their name or address beyond the close of registration.
Individuals registered during grace period voting may only vote at
the time of their registration in the Office of the County Clerk and
are not eligible to cast a ballot at their polling place on Election
Day. The Office of the County Clerk is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Monday through Friday.
information, please call our Elections Department at (217) 732-4148.
/s/ Sally J.
Logan County Clerk
Red Cross seeking hero nominations for 8th annual Heroes Breakfast
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Capital Area
Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking hero nominations from the
public for the eighth annual Red Cross Heroes Breakfast fundraiser on April
19 at the Crowne Plaza. Presented by the Bank of Springfield, this inspiring
event honors a group of everyday local heroes for performing an
extraordinary act or giving a lifetime of service to the community.
Proceeds benefit local disaster relief
by the Red Cross.
The Red Cross is seeking nominations for nine hero categories
that will be honored at this year's breakfast:
sponsored by St. John's Children's Hospital: A person under 18
who has acted in a heroic fashion during a time of crisis or
committed themselves to better their community/the people in it.
sponsored by Horace Mann: A K-12 or college teacher who has made
an extraordinary difference in the life of a child or group of
sponsored by Hanson Professional Services: A local member of the
U.S. armed forces who has shown dedication to serving our
country or made the ultimate sacrifice in defending it.
Public safety hero,
sponsored by the American Red Cross: A person in an emergency
service field, such as police, fire department or EMT, who has
gone above and beyond the call of duty to save or protect
sponsored by Concordia Village: A person over the age of 62 who
has acted in a heroic fashion during a time of crisis or
committed themselves to better their community or the people in
sponsored by Greene Dodge: Someone who has shown heroism in some
unexpected or unusual way during a time of crisis in their
community or has shown sacrificial commitment to meeting the
needs and challenges of their community.
sponsored by Express Employment Professionals: Someone who has
acted in a heroic fashion during a time of crisis in their
workplace or has shown strong commitment to helping others
within or through their place of work.
Health care hero,
sponsored by Springfield Clinic: A member of the medical or
health care profession who has displayed extraordinary and
sacrificial commitment to saving or improving lives or treating
Civic hero, sponsored by Bunn: A
person in a paid public service field, such as government,
nonprofit or social services, who has gone above and beyond to
help or protect someone or worked toward positively affecting
Nominees must either live or work in Sangamon, Christian, Logan,
Menard, Macoupin, Montgomery, Sangamon or Shelby County. Local
heroic acts must have taken place within the last 18 months to be
eligible, unless the nomination is for a lifetime of service. An
individual or group of individuals may be nominated and can be
entered into multiple hero categories.
People in the community can fill out and submit the online hero
nomination form by visiting
Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 22.
and early voting for Lincoln Republican primary
Lincoln Daily News received the following notice from Sally J.
Litterly, Logan County clerk:
ABSENTEE AND EARLY VOTING
FOR THE LINCOLN CITY CONSOLIDATED REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION
FEBRUARY 26, 2013
Do you want to
avoid lines on Election Day? Registered voters who desire to cast a
ballot at the Office of the County Clerk rather than their polling
place, may now vote in person in the Office of the County Clerk. The
office is located on the 2nd floor of the Logan County
Courthouse, 601 Broadway St., Lincoln, Illinois. In person absentee
voting continues through February 25, 2013.
may also make application by mail to vote absentee. Students and out
of county workers can conveniently obtain an Application to Vote
Absentee by contacting the Office of the County Clerk, or access the
form on the Clerk's website at
Mail applications will be received by the County Clerk until
February 21, 2013. No ballots may be sent by mail after that date as
provided by law. No excuse is needed to vote by absentee by mail or
(similar to Absentee) will also be conducted in the Office of the
County Clerk February 11 through February 23, 2013. Early voting
allows registered voters to cast their ballot prior to Election Day
by voting at the pre-designated site of the Office of the Logan
County Clerk. Early voters must be registered and present a valid
picture ID showing their current voter registration address.
Office hours are
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
concerning voting may be directed to the Office of the County Clerk
Elections Department at (217)732-4148.
Plungers across Illinois will be freezin' for a reason Feb. 22-March 17
NORMAL -- It's not every day that people are
willing to "go jump in a lake" -- particularly in the winter -- let alone do
so with thousands of other people, including members of the law enforcement
community. But that's exactly what will happen on various weekends in
February and March as part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar
Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Illinois presented by GEICO.
Any adventurous soul is invited to
join law enforcement officers, as well as media and business and
civic leaders from their community, by donning bathing suits,
costumes or any clothing of choice (just no wetsuits!) to jump in a
lake. Each plunger must collect a minimum of $75 in donations that
will be used to support Special Olympics programs in Illinois.
The event has grown from one location in 1999 to 20 locations
across the state this year. The Polar Plunge series will kick off
with a Super Plunge -- where participants raise a minimum of $2,500
and plunge into Lake Michigan once every hour for 24 hours -- on
Feb. 22-23 at Northwestern University's North Beach in Evanston.
The Logan County plunge will take place on Sunday, March 17, at 2
p.m. at Lincoln Lakes. Please note this is a change in both day of the
week and time. Anyone wishing to know more about the local plunge
can click on the "Polar
Plunge" button on the Top Stories page of LDN or contact Joanie
Keyes of Special Olympics Illinois at 217-428-9255.
Individuals and teams can register for the plunge on the Special
Olympics Illinois website at
http://www.plungeillinois.com/ or by contacting Keyes at the
Plungers are encouraged to form teams to spread the fun. Each
team member must raise the minimum of $75 in donations, and all team
members' individual fundraising totals will be merged to form a
combined team total. Teams are placed into divisions based on size
and are awarded prizes for the most money raised.
All plungers will receive gifts, compete for prizes, and enjoy
food and camaraderie with other chilly participants. The more money
a plunger raises, the more chances he or she will have to win a
four-night trip for two adults to Cancun, Mexico, with
accommodations at Riu Peninsula, courtesy of Apple Vacations. For
every $500 a plunger raises, he or she will get an entry into the
drawing for this grand prize.
The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest
year-round fundraising vehicle benefiting Special Olympics Illinois.
The annual intrastate relay and its various fundraising projects
have two goals: to raise money and increase public awareness for the
athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. Each year, more than 3,000
officers in Illinois run more than 1,500 miles carrying the "Flame
of Hope" through the streets of their hometowns and deliver it to
the State Summer Games in Normal in June.