Donations only are requested, with all
proceeds going to benefit the Logan County 4-H program.
There will also be a silent auction
including theme baskets and items donated from various local
to host chicken dinner fundraiser for Arlee Theater
NEW HOLLAND — When it comes to helping
others, Slackers is no slouch. On Sunday, Feb. 9, from 11 a.m. until
1 p.m., Slackers Bar & Grill of New Holland will serve a fried
chicken dinner with proceeds going to the Arlee Theater's "Beyond
77" digital projector fund.
Ever since opening Slackers over
two years ago, owners Andy Evers and Jim Renken have gladly helped
worthy causes such as Toys for Tots and the local school programs.
A few months ago, Renken approached
Mason City's Arlee Theater owners, John and Gaye Maxson, about
lending a big hand when he learned that the theater desperately
needed to raise funds for a digital projector. The one-screen
theater's 77-year-old projector still worked, but it would soon be
obsolete as the movie industry did away with 35 mm films and went to
a digital format. Upgrades to the tune of $43,000 were needed for
the nonprofit venue to stay open.
"I think the Arlee is a big plus
for us, and if we lose it, it's gone forever," said Renken, a Mason
City native. "The old Arlee's been there a long time, and it would
be a shame to see it close up. With all the Maxsons have done for
the community and saving the Arlee, we are glad to help. We really
do enjoy trying to make a difference in our small communities."
So Renken and Evers set the ball
rolling for a dinner for an area with limited Sunday dining
resources. Four pieces of their very popular fried chicken will be
served with mashed potatoes, gravy, corn and a dinner roll. They are
asking $10 per meal.
Advance orders are requested, and
by doing so, carryout meals can be picked up at Slackers or the
Arlee. To place orders, call Slackers at 217-445-2561 Tuesday
through Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. or the Arlee at 217-482-9999.
Dine-in seating is also available at Slackers, 103 W. Lincoln St. in
FFA selling Florida strawberries
HARTSBURG — The Hartsburg-Emden FFA
chapter is taking orders for fresh Florida strawberries.
Prices are $4 for a quart; $16 for a
half-flat, which is 4 quarts; and $27 for a full flat, 8 quarts.
Delivery will be in mid-March.
To place an order, call Betsy Pech
at 642-5244 or 737-7715.
Writer's Club will meet Feb. 11
Lincoln Writer's Club will meet
Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room of the student
center at Lincoln College.
Suggested topics: writing goals for
2014; a valentine story; or county fair activities, rides, 4-H
project, livestock, baked goods, etc.
All are welcome.
For more information, call
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Low Vision Support Group to meet Feb. 10
The next meeting of the Lincoln Low
Vision Support Group will be on Monday, Feb. 10, 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 Kim Walters, from
the Bureau of Blind Services with the state Division of
Those attending are welcome to bring guests.
The group needs envelopes to send
out letters for the meetings. Please bring a few.
For more information, contact Sandy
Pulaski Courthouse will celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birthday Feb. 8
MOUNT PULASKI — Abraham Lincoln's
birthday will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Mount
Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site, where Abraham Lincoln, Judge
David Davis, Samuel Treat, Billy Herndon, Stephen A. Douglas and
others rode by horseback and horse and buggy to bring the court of
law to this Logan County seat venue (1848-1855). The Mount Pulaski
two-story brick courthouse, an example of early Greek Revival
architecture, is one of only two remaining structures from the once
15-courthouse Illinois 8th Judicial Circuit of the mid-1800s.
The featured speaker at 10 a.m. will
be Barbara Stroud-Borth, who will portray Sarah Wakefield, a captive
of Sioux Indians in the Dakota conflict in Minnesota in 1862.
Abraham Lincoln became involved in the final resolution of the
conflict, displaying his sense of justice.
Portrayers of Abraham and Mary
Lincoln will be on hand at 9:30 a.m., when the courthouse opens with
coffee and refreshments. Servings of Mary Todd Lincoln's traditional
cake will be provided, along with other refreshments, until 3:30
p.m. Children's crafts and games will begin at 10 a.m. and last
until 2 p.m. A variety of materials will be available for making
Abraham Lincoln cards and valentines. A staff of volunteer docents
will be on hand to provide tours throughout the day.
The speaker, Stroud-Borth, is a
retired pastor who lives in Mount Pulaski. She did her pastoral
internship on a Lakota reservation in South Dakota and served two
congregations in South Dakota for 6 1/2 years. Her second parish was
in southwestern Minnesota. In all those places, she learned bits and
pieces of the conflict between whites and Indians and President
Lincoln's involvement, even as the Civil War raged in the South. In
her words: "This story is not well-known in Illinois. I want to
share it here, and portraying Sarah Wakefield is a way to do that."
There will be an exhibit of some
books, pictures and craft items collected during Stroud-Borth's year
on the Lower Brule Reservation.
Regular visiting hours at the
historic courthouse are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. The
phone number is 217-792-3919.