Besides baked goods for sale, you can
buy a tenderloin sandwich, chips and drink for only $3.00. For those
so inclined, they will have hot dogs (no offense to cat lovers)
chips and a drink for only $2.00. The profits from the sales will go
to helping fulfill the goals of our local Humane Society. The Humane
Society of Logan County was established as a not-for-profit
organization on April 14, 2006 and has almost 200 members. Members
are committed to the prevention of cruelty, abuse and neglect of
animals through an adoption program, cruelty investigations,
spay/neuter assistance program, and humane awareness and education.
Their long-term goal is to establish an animal shelter in Lincoln to
house homeless pets until they can be adopted into permanent homes.
The society currently has 10 foster homes that are caring for
homeless dogs and cats until they are adopted. They also have
coordinated the spaying/neutering of over 125 dogs and cats this
Just in case you're not Tiger
How is your golf game this summer?
Do you need a tune up? If you do then the Lincoln Park District is
offering their eighth annual Golf Camp. Join them Monday, June 23
for this awesome week-long experience. Instructor Jim Dunovsky
returns to share his wealth of knowledge of this fun and sometimes
frustrating sport. The primary focus of the camp will be on the
fundamentals of the golf swing; grip, stance, posture, form and
tempo. And finally, no lesson would be complete without some of the
basics on rules, philosophy and etiquette (that leaves Mike Fak out
of the picture). Save Friday morning when all golf campers go to
Four Willows Golf Course in Mason City to play nine holes and enjoy
a cookout at the course. The round of golf and lunch are included in
the registration fee. You can contact the Park District at
217-732-8770 for further details.
Ever thought of drawing a
Explore one of the most unusual
occupations, Syndicated Cartooning. Open your imagination and learn
to bring those characters in your mind's eye to life on paper.
Tour guide and advisor for this
class is Julie Larson, nationally syndicated cartoonist and
developer of the cartoon, The Dinette Set. Ms. Larson will discuss
the creative development of your comic ideas, the artistic
mechanical individual drawing process and style. Character
development and an introduction to the business of drawing a daily
and Sunday cartoon will be covered. Julie will give everyone a
behind the scenes look into the world of syndications and beyond.
All you will need to bring for class is your imagination, everything
else will be supplied.
The classes will be held on June
23rd, 24th, and 25th. From 9:00 a.m. till 11:00 p.m. Call 732 8770
for more information.
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They will walk a mile or miles
in their own shoes.
The Christian Village Memory Walk
team, "The Village People", want to extend their thanks to the
people who came to their yard sale on May 31st. The total proceeds
of $250.00 will go to The Alzheimer's Association- Greater Illinois
Chapter. The group is well on their way to reaching their goal of
$1000.00 for the Alzheimer's Association Memory
Walk, which is September 20, 2008. The walk will be held at
Washington Park in Springfield, IL. This is the nation's largest
event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and
research. This inspiring event, held annually in hundreds of
communities across the country, calls on volunteers of all ages to
become champions in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. For more
information you can go to
Remember when dancing was
If the hit show "Dancing with the
Stars" has given you the urge to move your feet to music, the VFW
post 1957 Dance Club might be for you. This Sunday, June 22nd, the
post will host ballroom dancing featuring the Bobby Remack Band. The
dance is from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. The VFW invites everyone to join
their dance club or just come out and find out how much fun they
have. The VFW is located at 915 5th Street in Lincoln.
Blessings arriving every day
Coleen Moore, Director at the
Christian Child Care at 721 Wyatt Avenue says every day new
blessings come in the mail or on a local truck and last week was no
different. Moore said the center received a generous check from an
Odd Fellows Rebekah Lodge member in the state of Virginia. The money
will be used to purchase pool passes for school age children at the
Lincoln Park District.
The Jefferson Street Christian Church gave the center a freezer
which was quickly filled up with nutritious foods from the Central
Illinois Food bank and the Midwest Food bank. This donation is on
top of the church's regular donation to Christian Child Care.
Last but certainly far from least, Moore wants everyone to know a
large donation from the Eaton Corporation in Lincoln allowed the
center to pay off one of their debts completely.
Got a good piece of news,
information or something that we can all brag about? If you do,
e-mail Mike and let us tell everyone about it. Plus you can win
cash. Every submission, whether we use it or not, will get your name
in the "Close Up" grab bag. At the end of the month we will draw a
name and someone will get $25.00 just for dropping us an e-mail. If
you wish, we will be happy to donate your winnings to the
organization of your choice.
You can contact Mike at
[By MIKE FAK]