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Area students graduate
from Lincoln College

[MAY 17, 2003]  Fifty-three students from the Logan County area earned associate of arts degrees from Lincoln College at the spring commencement May 10.

From Atlanta: Nathan Buss, Christinna Dye, Keith Eimer, Kody Gordon, and Kristien Tabor

Cornland: Tina Fletcher

Elkhart: Amy Moore

Emden: Jean Cross and Kellene Lamothe

Hartsburg: Brad Aper, Larry Jones Jr. and James Sherwood

Lincoln: Jonathan Ashley, Travis Boward, Ashley Bowen, Adam Braeback, Austin Charron, Angela Couch, Jason Crowe, Michelle Fletcher, Aaron Freesmeier, Debra Gaston, Beth Guy, Sarah Heidbreder, Amy Humbert, Joel Johnson, Coyne Kaylor, Jennifer Knight, Risa Kopp, Matthew Kurtz, Kristofer Langellier, Max Letterly, Angela Maestas, Aaron Matson, Heather Miller, Shana Reed-Harper, Stephanie Savery, Cindy Shaw, Jessica Shawgo, Tiffany Short, Sallie Snyder, Joshua Specketer, Lindsey Spurling, Joshua Thompson, Jennifer Tuttle, Joshua Utterback and Adam Wessbecher

Mount Pulaski: Casey Young, Erica Jarnagin and Kelly Young

New Holland: Kyle Pepperell, Andrew Bartman and Christopher Phillips

[Lincoln College news release]

Children invited to Junior
Master Gardener program

[MAY 16, 2003]  University of Illinois Extension of Logan County is offering a Junior Master Gardener program for children who will be enrolled in third, fourth or fifth grade in the 2003-2004 school year.

The Junior Master Gardener program is a new and innovative national youth gardening program modeled after the highly successful Master Gardener program. The program offers hands-on group and individual activities. Youth will learn about plant growth and development, soils and water, insects and disease, and environmental horticulture and ecology.

The Junior Master Gardener program will meet at the Logan County Extension office, 980 North Postville Drive in Lincoln, from 9 to 11 a.m. on the following Wednesday mornings: June 18 and 25, July 9 and 16

There is a fee of $10 to help with the cost of supplies for participants. To register your child, please stop by the local Extension office. Deadline for registration is Friday, May 30. For more information, call (217) 732-8289.

[News release]

Honors & Awards

Local student wins national award

[MAY 16, 2003]  Competing against approximately 7,000 school winners from throughout the United States, Christina Xamis, a Lincoln Community High School senior, has won a national Principal's Leadership Award scholarship.

Joyce Hubbard, principal at Lincoln Community High School, announced the award, which includes a $1,000 college scholarship. The National Association of Secondary School Principals and Herff Jones Inc. will present 150 of the awards.

Principals in high schools throughout the country can nominate one of their student leaders for the Principal's Leadership Award. Nominees are selected based on their leadership skills, participation in service organizations and clubs, achievements in the arts and sciences, employment experience, and academic record. Nominated students also are required to write an essay.

This year at Lincoln Community High School Christina is the student body president, a member of National Honor Society, was selected to the Central State 8 academic all-conference team and was homecoming queen. She has been a cheerleader all four years and has been a member of the speech team and Spanish Club. She is an excellent role model for others and helps with the DARE program.

This fall she plans to attend the University of Missouri to study broadcast journalism and pre-law.


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In recognizing leadership in co-curricular activities -- the term for extracurricular activities as coined in "Breaking Ranks: Changing an American Institution" -- as well as academic performance, the PLA scholarship helps assert the importance of a well-rounded education. "Breaking Ranks," the high school reform report issued by National Association of Secondary School Principals in partnership with The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, says co-curricular activities should be an essential part of the school curriculum.

National Association of Secondary School Principals is the nation's largest school leadership organization, with a membership reaching toward 40,000 middle level and high school principals and assistant principals. The organization administers the National Honor Society, the National Junior Honor Society, the National Association of Student Councils and the National Association of Student Activity Advisers, collectively serving an additional 40,000 advisers and more than 1 million students.

National Association of Secondary School Principals is also the sponsor of National Student Leadership Week.

[News release]

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(Milk served with all meals)

Wednesday, May 21 -- Cereal, cinnamon toast, juice

Thursday, May 22 -- Breakfast pizza, fruit

Friday, May 23 -- Cereal, pop tart, juice

Monday, May 26 -- Memorial Day; no school

Tuesday, May 27 -- Cereal, toast, juice

Wednesday, May 28 -- Cereal, toast with jelly, juice

Thursday, May 29 -- Cook's choice

Friday, May 30 -- Cook's choice




(Milk served with all meals)

Wednesday, May 21 -- Chicken and biscuit, peas, carrot sticks, pears

Thursday, May 22 Cheeseburger, macaroni, green beans, bread and butter, fruit cocktail

Friday, May 23 -- French toast sticks, sausage links, hash brown, strawberry applesauce

Monday, May 26 -- Memorial Day; no school

Tuesday, May 27 -- Corn dogs, baked beans, potato rounds, peaches

Wednesday, May 28 Sausage pizza, corn, pudding or jello, pears

Thursday, May 29 -- Cook's choice

Friday, May 30 -- Cook's choice

New Holland-Middletown Elementary District 88

Two percent and chocolate milk, bread, butter, and peanut butter served daily.

Menu may be subject to change.

Wednesday, May 21 -- Hot dog and bun, corn, strawberries, peanut butter fingers

Thursday, May 22 -- Nachos, carrot sticks, pineapple, gushers

Friday, May 23 -- Spaghetti, lettuce salad, peaches, brownie cookie

Monday, May 26 -- No school

Tuesday, May 27 -- Corn dogs, green beans, pineapple, oatmeal chocolate chip cookie

Wednesday, May 28 -- Fish, peas, mandarin oranges, sugar cookie

Thursday, May 29 -- Macaroni and cheese, corn, pears, chocolate pudding


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