Zeller Amusements has set up in the
park, and the Atlanta Fire Department will serve catfish and walleye
dinners Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. The prince and princess contest will
be from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the Smoke River Band from 7 to 9
Saturday there will be a baking contest, fire truck rides for
kids, a parade at 2 p.m., cloggers at 3:15, bingo, barbecue chicken
dinner by the Atlanta Methodist Church, karaoke from 5 to 8 p.m., baked goods auction at 8 p.m.,
and Zeller Amusements from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m.
Low Vision Support Group to meet Monday
The next meeting of the
Lincoln Low Vision Support Group will be on Monday, Sept. 9, from 1 to 2
p.m. at Lincoln Christian Church, 204 N. McLean. Use the door off the
parking lot, under the canopy.
The speaker will be John Corneille, a
blind attorney from DeKalb. He is a member of the board of
Foundation Fighting Blindness and his mother lives in Lincoln.
Those attending are welcome to bring
For more information, contact Sandy
Bonanza Steakhouse to honor first responders
Free buffet Sept. 11 for active first responders
To commemorate the
anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, the Borst Bonanza Steakhouse at 1121 Hickox
Drive in Lincoln will offer a free buffet on Sept. 11 to all active fire,
police, and emergency medical personnel in uniform or with an ID badge.
"Our entire steakhouse team wanted to
honor the heroes of 9/11 and also show appreciation to our own
community's first responders who demonstrate courage every day by
risking their lives to save others," said Brett Borst.
The Bonanza Steakhouse has been owned
by the Borst family for 30 years. The restaurant features a buffet
with a large variety of "all you can eat" salads, soups, appetizers,
vegetables, breads, hot main courses, and desserts, as well as
flame-grilled steaks, chicken and seafood.
Pulaski history books offered for sale this weekend
MOUNT PULASKI -- The Mount Pulaski Township
Historical Society will have a book sale during the 121st Fall Festival,
Sept. 6-7. Books offered for sale will be the "125th Mt. Pulaski History
(1836-1961)," "150th Mt. Pulaski History (1836-1986)" and "175th Mt. Pulaski
History (1836-2011)." The books will be available at the museum on the south
side of the square, across from the courthouse.
All editions contain oodles of
information on area families, businesses, churches, schools, sports,
music, military, events and achievements.
"Just looking at the ads is a hoot!" a news release said.
The books are especially for those who have had siblings,
fathers, mothers, grandparents, great-grandparents,
great-great-grandparents, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and
friends who have helped shape Mount Pulaski over the years.
The society also offers mail-order service for these books. For
more information, contact Phil Bertoni, publicity and speaker
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sue Schaffenacker, president, at
Studio of Dance hosts 'Spotlight on the Studio'
Audra's Studio of Dance will host its first
"Spotlight on the Studio" event Sunday, Sept. 8. The studio will be open to
the public from 1 to 3 p.m.
Audra's is at 214 S. McLean St., just
off the downtown square.
The afternoon event will include
giveaways, tours of the studio and refreshments.
"We are very excited about what is going on in the community of
Lincoln and we look forward to being a part of it," said dance
instructor Audra Turley. "A ‘Spotlight on the Studio' is just one
way we are stepping forward and getting more involved."
Audra's Studio of Dance offers dance instruction to aspiring
individuals ages 3 and above. Dance classes vary and include ballet,
Celtic, clogging, hip-hop, jazz, pointe, tap, tumbling and more.
All of the instructors have many years of dance experience, both
in performance and instruction. Mrs. Audra, owner and instructor at
the studio, is a master graduate of Dance Educators of America. Miss
Brande is a graduate of Lincoln College with an associate degree.
Mrs. Kelsey is a graduate of Millikin University with a bachelor's
electronics recycling collection Sept. 14
Habitat for Humanity of
Logan County will host its monthly electronics recycling collection on
Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Habitat warehouse, 915
Woodlawn Road. The collection is offered free of charge to the public.
Habitat for Humanity Logan County
continues to collect televisions for recycling. For a complete list
of acceptable items, see below.
The following items will be accepted:
Computer equipment, including
laptop and desktop personal computers, monitors, keyboards,
printers, scanners, cords and cables, hard drives, CD-ROM, DVD,
Zip and tape drives
Entertainment equipment, including
TVs, radios, stereo and game systems, game controls, VCR and DVD
players, and cameras
Small business equipment,
including phones, copiers, typewriters, fax machines and
household and countertop appliances will also be accepted, as
well as aluminum, copper, brass and stainless steel items.
Electronic equipment is not to be left
at the site and is not collected outside of the hours of the
Information on the electronics
recycling program is available through Habitat for Humanity of Logan
County by contacting the office at 217-732-6412 or visiting the
agency website at
glass recycling collection Sept. 14
The Logan County Joint
Solid Waste Agency, in collaboration with the Lincoln Woman's Club and
Verallia Saint-Gobain Containers, will host the monthly glass collection on
Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Logan County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to noon.
Participants should use the Main Gate entrance.The collection will be canceled in
event of inclement weather or extreme heat. Glass is not to be left
at the site prior to the hours of the collection.
Participants are reminded that only
container glass will be accepted during the collection. Container
glass is any glass that originally held either a food or beverage
product. All colors of glass will be accepted. The glass recycling
program does not accept broken glass due to safety issues.
Participants are asked to
thoroughly rinse all containers and to remove all plastic or metal
lids, sleeves and rings. Labels, either foil or paper, may be left
on the containers. Due to the large volume of glass being collected,
the glass recycling program reserves the right to refuse any glass
that does not meet the preparation guidelines.
The glass recycling program does
not accept light bulbs or fluorescent lights, window glass, mirrors,
ceramics, dishware or CorningWare items. Participants are asked to
comply with the glass collection guidelines, as a single piece of
ceramic material or a light bulb can contaminate an entire load of
Recyclers are encouraged to "like" Logan County
Joint Solid Waste Agency on Facebook to access the most current information,
updates and cancellation notices. As always, information on the county's
recycling programs is available by contacting the office at 217-732-9636 or
visiting the agency website at
www.co.logan.il.us and selecting Joint Solid Waste Agency.
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Firefighter prints to benefit Oasis to
debut Sept. 8
Sponsors of the prints that will be sold in
conjunction with the Sept. 15 Firefighters' Picnic on the square and the
Oasis Fire Fund drive met at Lincoln Mayor Keith Snyder's office Friday
morning. Available to look at and to review were 17 glossy prints, 13 by 19
inches, of photos taken of the Oasis fire on June 21.
The prints, which will
sell for $10 each, will be available as long as there is interest.
The cost of the initial release of 500 is being paid for by
community leaders and businesses; thus, all sales proceeds from the
initial offering will go into the Oasis Fire Fund.
Committee member Mike Fak said a preliminary showing of the
prints at several recent events showed a strong interest in several
of the prints, with all receiving at least some attention.
"We have an idea which ones we will sell more copies of, but you
can never be sure," Fak said. The print run is flexible, with
increases in production of whichever prints receive the most
interest being no problem for Lincoln Printers, a sponsor and the
company that is doing the prints.
The prints will make their debut at the Sept. 8 Legion Post 263
breakfast buffet, and a respectable quantity will be available for
purchase that morning.
The prints will also be on display at the Lincoln Art Institute
on the square, along with several dozen other photos of the fire.
Patrons will be able to buy the prints at the institute throughout
September. Other locations where the prints can be purchased will be
The committee hopes that the demand for these prints will exceed
the initial printing and that several more runs of the prints will
Honor Flight scheduled for Sept. 10
SPRINGFIELD -- On Sept. 10, Land of Lincoln
Honor Flight will honor 28 more World War II veterans and 57 more Korean
veterans with a one-day trip to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II
Memorial, Korean Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, National
Air and Space Museum, and other memorials. Seventy-five guardians who are
responsible for the veterans' comfort and safety will also be on this trip,
which is the 23rd Land of Lincoln Honor Flight and the fifth flight this
Donations and efforts of many
individuals, organizations and businesses have allowed Land of
Lincoln Honor Flight to honor these veterans.
The public is invited to a "welcome
home" ceremony for these WWII and Korean era veterans when the plane
arrives back at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport at 9:30 p.m. on
Sept. 10. Wear red, white and blue to show your appreciation.
Veterans on this flight come from
the Illinois towns of Alton, Arenzville, Ashland, Athens,
Bloomington, Bunker Hill, Bushnell, Canton, Chatham, Clinton, Cuba,
Delavan, Divernon, Eureka, Flanagan, Forsyth, Franklin, Glenwood,
Godfrey, Granite City, Greenview, Gridley, Havana, Hillsboro,
Hopedale, Hudson, Jerseyville, Kincaid, LeRoy, Lincoln, Mason City,
Mechanicsburg, Middletown, Minier, Morton, Normal, Palmyra, Peoria,
Petersburg, Rochester, San Jose, Springfield, Staunton, Stonington,
Taylorville, Tremont, Wapella, Waverly, Williamsville and Winnetka.
Applications are still being
accepted for the following, but WWII veterans will be served first:
Veterans who enlisted by Dec. 31,
1946 (WWII -- 50 currently on the list)
Veterans who served Jan. 1, 1947,
through Dec. 31, 1957 (Korean era -- 207 currently on the list)
who served Jan. 1, 1958, through May 7, 1975 (189 currently on
The last 2013 flight will be on
Oct. 22 and is full.
The Land of Lincoln Honor Flight
board welcomes the chance to speak to organizations, businesses,
churches, conventions or other groups about the Honor Flight
mission, future flights, guardian duties, fundraising and donations.
For more information about how
individuals and groups can help the mission, how to obtain
applications, how to become a member, and to learn more about Land
of Lincoln Honor Flight, go to
www.landoflincolnhonorflight.org or contact Ray Wiedle: home,
314-427-2317; cellphone, 217-622-1473; email
in the Park' at noon Sept. 11
On Sept. 11 at noon, a group will gather at
the bandstand in Latham Park to spend a short time in prayer for the
physical and spiritual needs of Lincoln and Logan County.
The group would like to pray for
answers that we are desiring to see in our community, churches,
schools and local government. The focus will be on thanksgiving and
the plans God has for this community to bring His wisdom,
opportunities for growth and also healing of hearts, lives,
businesses and relationships.
The public is invited to join this
short time of prayer.
Holy Family Catholic Church to sponsor blood drive
To help ensure an adequate blood supply for the region, Holy
Family Catholic Church, 316 S. Logan St. in Lincoln, is hosting a
blood drive on Friday, Sept. 6, from noon to 6 p.m.
For your convenience, call 1-866-GIVE-BLD (1-866-448-3253)
toll-free to sign up, or schedule an appointment online using
sponsor code 60505 at
www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Walk-ins are also welcome and truly
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 in Lincoln and 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 87 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri