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Conservation summer camp scholarships

[MAY 16, 2003]  Junior high and high school students have an opportunity to attend summer camp offered by the Touch of Nature Environmental Center at SIU Carbondale. The camps combine adventure skills such as canoeing, caving, camping and hiking with a challenge to both physically and mentally develop an awareness of and respect for our environment.

Through a series of activities, campfire discussions and presentations, students are involved in current environmental issues, which will help them become problem-solvers of the future. This could be an excellent opportunity for any student interested in the field of conservation

This year's programs include Ozark canoeing expeditions for high school students and Ozark Riverways canoe trips for sixth- to eighth-grade students. The first session for junior high students will be June 23-28. The first session for high school students will be July 7-12.

Program information has been sent to all high school and junior high schools in Logan County.

The Logan County Soil and Water Conservation District will sponsor one scholarship or two partial scholarships, depending on the number of applications received.


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Students interested in information concerning scholarship applications and funding should contact the district office, 1650 Fifth Street Road, Lincoln; phone (217) 732-2010, Ext. 3. Students will need to submit a short description of their interests and why they would like to attend one of the workshops.

[News release]

~~~~~~~   Hallway Buzz   ~~~~~~~

Provided by the LCHS Advanced Public Speaking class

This week's question...

[MAY 16, 2003]  What has been your most memorable moment this year?

Justin Bruns, senior

"Going to Disney World with the band."

Kristin Meyer, junior

"Playing in the pit for the musical ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.’"

J.R. Ewins, senior

"My trips to Grinnell, Iowa, to visit the campus I’m going to next year. I got to stay with one of my best friends, meet the department heads for my major, and I could eat whatever I wanted whenever I wanted."

Brent Warburton, sophomore

"Being in football and getting my first starting position."

Sam Hudelson, junior

"My most memorable moment from this past year was being at prom with all of my friends and experiencing the memories of prom."

Last week's Hallway Buzz

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LCHS sports directory


Dance instruction

Audra's Studio of Dance, 214 S. Kickapoo, 732-9137

Susan Collier School of Dance, 726 S. Spring, Mount Pulaski, 792-5590 or 486-6252

LCHS clubs


Lincoln Gator Swim Club

Heidi Heidbreder, coach


Lincoln Park District

Primm Road, 732-8770

Lincoln Public Library

725 Pekin, 732-8878 or 732-5732

Martial arts

Lincoln Tae Kwon Do, 918 Woodlawn Road, 735-3363


Activity center, 721 Wyatt Ave., 732-9935

Administrative office, 319 W. Kickapoo, 735-3915

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Classic film series, sponsored by the Logan County Arts Association, at Lincoln Cinemas, monthly on the second Thursday, 7 p.m., (217) 735-4422

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~~~   Ask the Drug Prevention Lady   ~~~

The "Drug Prevention Lady" is Kristi Lessen, substance abuse prevention specialist from Logan-Mason Mental Health (a division of Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois). She can be contacted at lessen.kristin@mhsil.com.

This feature is for educational purposes and not intended to be an alternative to emergency services. In case of emergency, dial 911.

[APRIL 25, 2003] 

Dear Drug Prevention Lady --

How long does it take for the effects of Ecstasy to be noticed?

Dear Student --

The chemical structure of Ecstasy allows it to reach the brain quickly after ingestion. First, the pill is ingested and it disintegrates quickly in the stomach contents. Once dissolved, some Ecstasy molecules are absorbed from the stomach into the bloodstream, but most of the Ecstasy molecules move from the stomach into the small intestine. There, they are absorbed into the bloodstream very easily. It takes about 15 minutes for Ecstasy to reach the brain if taken on an empty stomach.

Research shows Ecstasy use leads to long-term damage to those parts of the brain critical to thought and memory. One study showed that exposure to Ecstasy for four days caused brain damage that was evident six to seven years later.

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Dear Drug Prevention Lady --

Do you think they will enforce the law of ephedra?

Dear Student --

The community has taken steps to implement safety measures where ephedra is concerned. On March 17, 2003, an ordinance was unanimously approved by the (Lincoln) City Council to prohibit the sale of ephedra or ephedrine-containing alkaloids to people under the age of 18. It also states that any ephedra or ephedrine-containing alkaloid must be placed behind the counter, and a person must request the product before purchasing it.


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Dear Drug Prevention Lady --

If speed is used in caffeine pills, why are they on the market?

Dear Student --

"Speed" is a slang term for amphetamines. An amphetamine is a drug that is a stimulant to the central nervous system. Caffeine is a stimulant, therefore caffeine pills are oftentimes referred to as speed. At this time caffeine pills are legal, but that does not mean that they are not harmless. Many of these products can and have been abused. Short-term effects of caffeine pills include:

--increased talkativeness

--increased aggressiveness

--increased breathing rate

--increased heart rate

--increased blood pressure

--reduced appetite

--visual hallucinations

--auditory hallucinations

--compulsive, repetitive action

Other effects of large doses can include fever and sweating, dry mouth, headache, paleness, blurred vision, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, tremors, loss of coordination, collapse.

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~ Substance Abuse Prevention Program is paid for in part by the Illinois Department of  Human Services.

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