The anticipated flushing schedule for
Illinois American Water's Lincoln District is:
Monday, Sept. 23 -- East of
railroad tracks to Pulaski Street.
Tuesday, Sept. 24 -- East of
railroad tracks from Pulaski Street to Keokuk Street..
Wednesday, Sept. 25 -- East of
railroad tracks from Keokuk Street to Lincolnwood, including all
Thursday, Sept. 26 -- Between
railroad tracks and Union from Decatur Street to Feldman Drive.
Friday, Sept. 27 -- Between
Broadwell Drive and Seventh Street.
Monday, Sept. 30 -- Between
Seventh Street and 16th Street.
Tuesday, Oct. 1 -- Between 16th
Street and Feldman Drive.
Wednesday, Oct. 2 -- West of
Lincoln Parkway from Fifth Street to Woodlawn.
Oct. 3 -- West of Lincoln Parkway on Woodlawn to Interstate 55.
The water main flushing will be
performed by Illinois American Water crews. They will be working out
of white utility trucks labeled with the company logo. All employees
will also have photo ID badges.
No interruptions in water service
will occur as a result of the work. Illinois American Water advises
that when crews are flushing nearby, customers may experience a
slight drop in water pressure or discoloration of their water.
Illinois American Water does not
foresee incidences of discoloration, but if this does occur, it is
recommended that customers let their cold water run to clear before
using it again, and refrain from doing laundry during that time. If
problems persist, notify Illinois American Water's customer service
center at 1-800-422-2782 (available 24 hours a day).
"The flushing program is designed
not only to maintain a high quality of water in the Lincoln
distribution system, but to inspect and operate fire hydrants to
assure they are in good working order as well," said David Schonauer,
operations superintendent for the Lincoln District.
United Methodist Women will host winter wear giveaway
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta United Methodist Women
will have a winter wear giveaway to help families in need as they get ready
for cold weather. A variety of gently worn or new coats, hats, scarves,
gloves and some boots will be available.
The event will be in the basement of the Atlanta United Methodist
Church from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 5.
The church is at
the corner of Second and Race streets and is handicapped-accessible.
The group says, "Come find the warmth our church has to share."
Guild to meet Tuesday
The next meeting of the Logan County
Herb Guild will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Faith Lutheran
Church, 2320 N. Kickapoo in Lincoln.
Members are asked to bring their
favorite salsa, store-bought or homemade from their favorite recipe,
to share for "Salsa Night." Bringing a bunch of herbs to swap with
others will be fun too.
marks beginning of a new year
Saturday, Sept. 14, marked a new year of programs for the Abraham
Lincoln Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.
The group met for lunch at the Stagecoach Grill in Middletown,
then proceeded to the Middletown Stagecoach Inn for their meeting.
They were greeted by Rick Deters and Ina Dambacher, who gave a tour
of the inn and shared some interesting history on Middletown and the
The meeting was led by the new regent, Jane DeWitt.
The October meeting will be at the McLean Library, with Susan
Kirby as the guest speaker, talking on the Underground Railroad.
Lunch will be catered by Subway.
All members who will be attending the District V meeting on
Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Jacksonville Country Club are reminded
that the reservation deadline will be Oct. 11. The cost is $20, and
there will be a breakfast bake sale before the meeting. For
reservations, call Linda Churchill, treasurer, at 735-3728 as soon
as possible or email her at
if it means kissing a pig... Culver's manager appreciates Logan County
Friday morning more than
200 Logan County farmers accepted an invitation to have a free breakfast at
Culver's, compliments of the restaurant.
Elaine Awe, owner and manager of the
restaurant, said that she and her staff wanted to do this as a means
of thanking all farmers for what they do. As she said, "Without
them, we wouldn't have food."
Awe said the restaurant mailed out
approximately 500 personal invitations to Logan County farmers,
using a mailing list she obtained from Jim Drew at the Logan County
The breakfast began at 6:30 a.m.
and ran through 9:30, with a regular stream of folks coming in
during that time. The breakfast was a "serve yourself," "all you
could eat" meal with eggs, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes and, of
course, plenty of coffee.
Awe said the breakfast was only a
part of the celebration going on right now. In addition, the
restaurant is featuring area farm families on their board behind the
service counter. Thus far they have had the David Opperman family
and the Randy Pech farm on the board, and they are hoping to have
enough to keep the board running and changing every week or two for
quite some time.
In honoring farmers and the farming
industry, the restaurant is also doing some fundraising for the
Lincoln High School Future Farmers of America. From now until
Wednesday, Sept. 25, restaurant patrons can drop their dollars or
change into the "Kiss a Pig" contestant jars, with the funds going
On the 25th, the person whose jar
has the most money collected will literally kiss a pig. With five
locally known people's jars to choose from, you're sure to find one
you want to support. There is one for each: Awe, Mayor Keith Snyder,
Lincoln/Logan Chamber director Andi Hake, LCHS FFA director Dr.
Penny Hasse-Wittler and the last one for local real estate agent
At 7 p.m. on Sept. 25, the pig will be
present, the winner will be announced, and the snout smooching will
Awe said it looks like right now
her employees are on an all-out campaign to get her to the kissing
booth, so she is hopeful there will be others in the community who
would like to see Snyder, Hake, Hasse-Wittler or Goodman pucker up.
Regardless, she said it would be all in good fun and serving a good
"We just want to say thanks to our
farming community with these special events," Awe said, "and we also
want to show our support and raise awareness for the FFA, and we
hope others will join us."
[By NILA SMITH]
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slots filled for this year's Together for Lincoln, but you can still help
The sixth annual Together for Lincoln
community service day will be on Sunday, Sept. 22. Volunteers from
area churches will be completing 13 whole-house window replacements,
constructing four wheelchair ramps and working on approximately 25
other projects around the community. More financial investment into
the community will be made during this project year than ever
before.>Currently, all the volunteer slots for
this event have been filled. Together for Lincoln will not have a
day of sign-up in Latham Park.
People who are not signed up to help are encouraged to pray for
an opportunity to come before them and then to go meet that need.
Here are some ideas to help people get started:
Help someone in
your neighborhood or church who needs some yard cleanup.
Visit a homebound
person or nursing home resident of your choosing.
Clean up a
roadside of your choosing.
Contact one of the
local schools or teachers and see if there is something you can
do to help.
Ask your pastor if
there is someone in need of a visit or someone who needs a
Contribute to the
Together for Lincoln Food Drive. Visit Kroger, IGA and Wal-Mart
to give food or cash donations.
Jim Wessbecher, food
drive coordinator, said last year's food drive collected several
hundred pounds of food and $2,100 in donations. All food and
donations will be divided evenly among the Lincoln/Logan Food
Pantry, the Holy Family Food Pantry and the Community Action Food
The community is invited to a worship service on the evening of
Together for Lincoln. Lincoln Christian University will host the
service at 7 p.m. in the Hargrove Chapel. Dr. L.C. Sutton, who spoke
at the inaugural Together for Lincoln, will return. He is professor
of preaching and Christian ministries at Lincoln Christian
University and currently the preaching minister at Eminence
During the celebration service, a love offering will be taken for
the Oasis Senior Center. All of the offering will go to the ongoing
efforts to recover the center after the destructive fire earlier
Together for Lincoln encourages everyone in the community to take
this kind of service day and turn it into a way of life.
Rotary Club takes time to clean up road
On Saturday, Sept. 7, the Lincoln
Rotary Club along with Lincoln College's Rotaract Club took time out
of their busy schedules to get up early and clean up Business 55
from Fifth Street to Eaton Corp. Rotaract is a club sponsored by
Rotary for college-age students.
The Lincoln Rotary Club adopted this
stretch of road years ago, and about three or four times a year they
gather to pick up garbage from the ditches and roadside.
be dirty work at times, but we all really enjoy getting together and
serving our community," says Marcia Greenslate, president of Lincoln
Last weekend the group collected around 15 large garbage bags
full of debris from the roadside.
needed for LAMS holiday concert season
Lincoln Area Music Society
Chorale hopes to increase the group to 60 voices. Director Tim Searby has chosen music for the holiday concerts with the orchestra,
and rehearsals will begin Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall at St. John United Church of Christ.
Rehearsals will be each Tuesday evening until the concert dates:
Saturday, Dec. 21, and Sunday, Dec. 22.
An announcement said: "If
you love to sing, this is the group for you. Can't read music? No
problem. They will put you next to someone who does. Don't miss out
on this opportunity to make music with a great group of people."
For more information, call Tim Searby at 217-732-3728.
seeks opinions on this year's festival
Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival organizers are
asking that people who took part in the 40th annual festival take a few
minutes to complete a survey. The feedback from the survey will be valuable
in planning future festivals. The steering committee will meet at
the beginning of October to evaluate how well this year's event
went, and the results of the survey will be a valuable tool to help
in the evaluation process.
organizers would greatly appreciate the survey being completed by
Friday, Sept. 20. To complete the survey, use the link below: