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December 5, 2013, Slideshow By MIke Fak, Last night, the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary held their annual Christmas gathering. They invited Dom Dalpoas, Executive Director of the Oasis Senior Center to receive a check of $2,000 from a recent fundraiser. Dom said he had no idea until the night of the fundraiser what a quarter auction was and he was very sincere in telling the ladies how much their efforts and the money meant to the Oasis as they work to rebuild their center out on Woodlawn Road. The slideshow is presented By ME Realty. (Click for more)
Auxiliary President Michelle Bauer with Oasis Director Dom Dalpoas
December 5, 2013, Commentary By Mike Fak, The October totals for the 7 establishments in Lincoln showed a net loss to gamers of $125,000.
There is no simple way to determine who has lost how much on the machines. No more than it is possible to determine how many gamers were involved in losing that $125,000 last month. (Click for more)
December 5, 2013, SPRINGFIELD –The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), in conjunction with the Association for State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and 20 development partners, today announced the release of the National Health Security Preparedness Index™ (NHSPI™), a new way to measure and advance the nation’s readiness to protect people during disasters. (Click for more)
December 5, 2013, The Lincoln Zonta Club's December membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 10 at 6:00 pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 2320 N. Kankakee Street, following the membership pot roast dinner. Members not able to make the dinner portion of the meeting should RSVP to the club treasurer before noon on Monday. (Click for more)
December 5, 2013, The next quarterly meeting of the Logan County L.E.P.C. will be held on Wednesday December 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm at the EATON Corporation 1725 1200th AV Lincoln, IL 62656
December 5, 2013, Several studies from low- and middle-income countries show that men who misuse alcohol are 1.6 to 4.8 times more likely to perpetrate intimate partner violence than men who do not misuse alcohol.
December 4, 2013, The Historic Preservation Commission of the City of Lincoln will hold a public hearing on the establishment of a downtown historic district on Monday December 9, 2013 at 6:30 pm in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 700 Broadway Street, Lincoln, Il. LHPC is considering the downtown area for historic designation due to its existing status on the National Historic Register.
December 4, 2013, Slideshow By Mike Fak, More than 75 individuals attended this year's Light up a Life event. On a very tolerable December night, participants went out on the hospital's east-side patio. Hospital chaplain Rev. Dr. Robert Henderson lead the service, and ALMH Auxilian Linda McCuan lead the singing. Dave and Diane Campbell are this year’s honorary chairpersons. (Click for more)
December 4, 2013, We will still be offering Treats with Santa again this year. Bring children wanting to talk to Santa to the Park District on Saturday, December 14. This event will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude after the last child at 11:00 a.m. We will be offering Christmas games and a coloring contest along with milk and cookies. While we can’t reveal everything that happens on this magical morning, we can say that our Santa is the one who is definitely in the know! (Click for more)
December 4, 2013, Lincoln Youth wrestling will be hosting the 10th annual Lincoln Railer Rumble youth wrestling tournament this coming Sunday December 8, 2013 at Lincoln Community High School. Over 400 youth wrestlers ages 4 to 14 from all over Central Illinois will be competing in 5 different age divisions in this Illinois Kid Wrestling Federation sanctioned event. Wrestling is scheduled to begin approximately 9:00 AM. (Click for more)
December 4, 2013, SPRINGFIELD – If you’re trying to find the perfect holiday presents for everyone on your list, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is offering gift ideas to help your loved ones stay safe when disaster strikes. IEMA is focusing on holiday safety throughout December as part of its annual preparedness campaign. (Click for more)
December 4, 2013, The annual Needs And Goals Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, December 7th from 8:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m. at Village Hall, Elkhart. Santa will arrive at 9:00. NAG is raising money to continue to provide lifeline service. Donations always accepted.
December 4, 2013, A Fried Chicken Dinner will be available December 5 at the VfW Freedom Hall at 915 5th Street, Lincoln. Serving is upstairs from 4:00 to 6:30 pm with Carry-outs available. To call ahead - 217-737-9590. A handicap entry is available on the East side of building. Sponsored by the VFW Post and Auxiliary.
December 4, 2013, Studies suggest that exposure to violence during childhood increases the likelihood of men perpetrating violence against intimate partners by 3 to 4-fold, compared to men who are not exposed to violence as children.
December 3, 2013, Main Street Lincoln is gearing up for the City of Lincoln’s Annual Christmas Parade. The parade begins Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 5:30pm. As in recent years the route will start at the corner of S. Kickapoo and Wyatt before heading downtown around the square.
This year’s theme is “A Picture Perfect Christmas”. For one lucky little girl, this is sure to be just that. Main Street Lincoln hosted a Facebook contest which parents entered children’s names for a chance to ride in Santa’s sleigh. (Click for more)
December 3, 2013, The homes of three Lincoln families and the sanctuary of Lincoln Christian Church will be featured in Sunday afternoon’s Holiday Homes on Tour sponsored by the Harvest of Talents for World Hunger. Tour hours are from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are available at Logan County Quilt Shop, MKS Jewelers, Regions Bank, and Lincoln Christian Church for a donation of $8.00. Tickets will also be available at each tour site during tour hours. (Click for more)
December 3, 2013, Lincoln, Ill. – After all the chaos of ‘black Friday’ and ‘cyber-Monday’ shopping, you deserve a break this weekend. The Lincoln College Chamber Choir and Chorale will present their annual Winter Concert on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnston Center for the Performing Arts on the Lincoln campus. The choirs will be singing a dozen pieces, and the college’s saxophone quartet will be performing in the one-hour show. General admission is $2. (Click for more)
December 3, 2013, If you are pregnant or plan to get pregnant, the flu shot is the best protection for you and your baby. When you get your flu shot, your body develops antibodies within 2 weeks that help protect you against the flu. Antibodies can be passed on to your unborn baby, and help protect the baby for up to 6 month after he or she is born. This is important because flu vaccines are not offered to babies younger than 6 months. (Click for more)
December 3, 2013, WASHINGTON, The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced interest rates for December 2013. The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for December 2013 is 0.125 percent, unchanged from 0.125 percent in November 2013. (Click for more)
December 3, 2013, Intimate partner violence has a substantial economic impact. In the United States of America, for example, the estimated costs of intimate partner violence amount to US$ 5.8 billion annually. These include direct costs for medical services (approximately two thirds of the total costs), and indirect costs such as lost productivity.
December 3, 2013, By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog, SPRINGFIELD, Ill. A new report from the Illinois Policy Institute shows Illinois leads the nation in the number of government districts and tax bodies.
Residents know about state government, their city or town and their local school district. (Click for more)
December 2, 2013, By Mike Fak, Bob Huelskoetter sat in the lobby of Charron's Auto Repair talking about his retirement from the automotive supplies industry after 60 years. Still in good health with the same infectious laugh he has had his whole life, Bob seems fine with turning to a life of leisure after so many years on the road.
A familiar sight in the county for 60 year, Bob Huelsketter and his Bowes truck will no longer be making the rounds. Bob who is 85 said that his reaction time isn’t very good at his age and that driving on the highways isn’t something he should be doing anymore. (Click for more)
December 2, 2013, Slideshow By Mike Fak, On the first Sunday in December the Lincoln Elks gather for a ceremony to remember their members who passed away in the previous year. This year, the Elks honored deceased members: Mary Ellen Bruns, J. Patton Dellow, John McCullough, Robert Olson, Ralph Schmidt, John Welsh and Donald Workman. Between the members they had 268 total years of service to the Elks and the community. Pastor Henry Johnson from Jeff Street Christian Church delivered the Memorial Address. (Click for more)
December 2, 2013, Slideshow By Mike Fak, Always on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, the annual LCHS Wrestling Boosters pancake and sausage/biscuits and gravy breakfast draws a great attendance. (Click for more)
December 2, 2013, Slideshow By Mike Fak, The annual Pride of the Prairie Crafts show at the Park District always gets local in a holiday mood. From Christmas decorations to unique gifts for Christmas giving the annual event always draws a good crowd the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The slideshow is presented By ME Realty. (Click for more)
December 2, 2013, The 2010 MDG review showed that progress in achieving MDG 4 on child mortality and MDG 5 on maternal mortality is very slow. Both are held back by violence against women. It is estimated that one in four women worldwide is physically or sexually abused during pregnancy, usually by her partner. (Click for more)
December 2, 2013, There will be a children's' Art Workshop on December 11 from 4- 5:30 pm at the Lincoln Woman's Club. The theme will be a Christmas/winter project using paint. The instructor is Jody Phillips. The cost is $15. Please call 732-3585 to reserve a spot.
December 1, 2013, Slideshow By Dan Hemenway, The Lincoln Railers boys Basketball team swept the Lincoln/EATON tournament to finish with a perfect 5-0 record and grabbed the tournament championship with a 48-39 victory over powerhouse Cahokia. Gavin Block and Max Cook were named to the All-Tournament team. The entire played extremely well throughout the Tournament. Congratulations to the team and the coaching staff. (Click for more)
December 1, 2013, Slideshow By Dan Hemenway, The Railers' Boys Basketball went to 4-0 after defeating Danville 44-33. Great defensive play by the Railers was the highlight. Once again, an outstanding team effort. (Click for more)
November 3, 2013, LINCOLN – More than 2000 individuals and groups will be celebrated Tuesday night as families and friends gather for the 26th annual Light Up A Life program.
All are welcome to attend this year’s event, which will be held at ALMH on Tuesday, December 3, starting at 5:30 p.m.
Participants may gather inside the ALMH lobby, and then proceed to the hospital’s east-side patio. Once outside, they will light a candle, sing along with cherished Christmas tunes, and, if they wish, share the names of those they honored or memorialized. A complimentary soup and chili dinner will follow in the adjacent Woods Cafe. (Click for more)
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