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By Mike Fak

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[October 10, 2008]  Former Middletown author returns

Author Lisa Stively Fulscher will be on hand in Middletown to autograph her book Saturday, October 11, 2008, from 1 to 3 pm at the Knapp Library, 101 S. Clinton, Middletown, IL.

CivicThe book titled "My Guardian Angel: From Heaven Above" is a delightful 3" x 3" book, beautifully illustrated and published in 2008. It is based on Psalm 91 from the Holy Bible, the new International version: 1984, by the International Bible Society, and is for children ages 2 to 8 years.

The author, Lisa, lives with her husband, Michael Fulscher, a Middletown native, and their daughter, Natalie, in Iowa. She will autograph copies of her book, on sale for $6.99 each, at the Knapp Library from 1 to 3 p.m. A social occasion is planned for all ages.

Although designated for ages 2 through 8 years, all will find the book thought-provoking and inspiring.


Krogers anniversaries

Well Krogers sure has a lot of anniversaries this month. No doubt partly created by staff from the Eagles joining the team, here is a list of employee anniversaries at the food retailer this month.

Kristen Carroll 11 years, Donna Creager 12 years, LaDonna Gass 5 years, Eric Horn 5 years, Kathy Horn 5 years, Robin Ingram 5 years, Libby Purlee 5 years, Richard Smith 5 years, Jerry Welch 5 years, Robbin Wibben 5 years, and Aaron Wilkerson 14 years. Congratulations to all and thanks for helping all of us with our grocery needs.

Kiwanis fundraiser lunch buffet

The Kiwanis Club of Lincoln invites the public to join them for a lunch buffet on Sunday, Oct. 12. The buffet will be at the Meyer-Evans Student Center at Lincoln College. The buffet will be open from 11 am-2 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Prices for this all-you-can-eat buffet are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. Proceeds go to projects and agencies serving children in Lincoln.

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Chestnut School Reunion

The 16th Annual Chestnut School Reunion will be held on October 19, 2008 at the Chestnut-Beason Park District. There will be a social hour between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. At 12:30, lunch will be served at a cost of $13.00 per person. This reunion is open to all who attended Chestnut School between its opening in 1923 and its closing in 1980, their family and friends. For reservations, call Sue Crowe Ollis at 217-671-6311, or 217-792-5052.

Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society

The October 20th monthly Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society meeting program will be a "Family Research Workshop for Beginners and Advanced Researchers." Please bring any information that you may have about your family history and any questions about researching your family. You may have a question about how to start researching your family or a brick wall that needs to be attacked. Personal assistance will be given to each question. Everyone is welcome. The workshop will be held at 114 N. Chicago St. in uptown Lincoln, Illinois. You may come anytime between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

The Lincoln Writers Club

The Lincoln Writers Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on October 14 in the Alumni Room of the Lincoln College Dining Hall. Suggested topics to write about are: a story with a secret something that happened on the way to work, church or a party. Anyone interested in writing is welcome to attend. For further information, call 732-2723.

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