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Ball Brothers - Brian Free and Assurance. Gospel Music Concert Two well know Gospel Music Quartets - Ball Brothers, and Brian Free and Assurance will be singing at Christian Church Family Life Center Friday August 26. Ball Brothers were intro- duced to thousands of Gospel Music fans at sold out events all across America on the Emie Haase and Signature Sound Summer Tour. In addi- tion to the great success of that summer tour, in 2007 the Ball Brothers made a special guest appearance on EHSS certi- fied gold selling DVD "Get Away Gordon" plus guest appearances on the extremely popular Gaither Homecom- they have entertained and blessed us with their "Mt. Pulaski on Vinegar Hill Christmas Concerts". Brian Free and Assurance is very recognized in south- ern gospel music. In 1982 in joined the Gold City Quartet, and then moved on to form his own group. Southern Gospel music has always been his first love, and fans have responded to his music by honoring him with such awards as Favorite Male Singer, Favorite Album, and most recently received a Dove ," : ing Video Series. In 2011 the Award for Southern Gospel Ball Brothers were nominated Recorded Song, "Long As I for the Horizon Group of the year and made it into the top five for the fourth consecutive year. The Southern Gospel News nominated their project "Breakthrough" for album of the year. This year they have a new CD titled "Recharged". They have performed concerts in three different countries - the latest being a 10 day Concert tour in Ireland this summer where they were privileged to sing in the government's Parlia- ment Building something that probably and sadly couldn't have happen here in America. Also, for the past three years, Got King Jesus." While the guys from both of these groups come from different backgrounds, they all agree on one thing, and that is to use their God-given abilities to take the message of Jesus Christ to everyone they can. We hope that you can join us for an evening of fellow- ship and great gospel music Friday, August 26 at 7pm at the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church Family Life Center located at 114 N. Lafayette Street. Tickets are $10 at the door, and children 12 and under are free. Mike Haley Benefit To benefit -Mike Haley, a 5k 'Hike 4 Mike' walk/run Sat. Sept. 17. Money raised from this event will be given to Mike and his family. The race will be held at Clinton Assembly of God, 801 S. Mulberry St. Regis- tration is $10 and begins at 8Am. The race starts at 9Am following a balloon launch. There will also-be a 50/50 drawing held. If you have any questions, feel free to call Lisa Wilham 217-737-1260. Mike grew up in the Chest- nut area and now resides in Girard. Mike was diagnosed last year with rectal cancer. He has undergone radiation, surgery to remove the cancer. The surgery was followed by chemotherapy. Recently, he was diagnosed with rectal cancer again. He is now taking radiation treatments (a total of 10). Mike is a self- employed painting contractor and is not able to work much. rOluMisthed ,llaSMki th. 24 issues A Year 'limes00l000 August 20, 2011 "It's old news, but there's nothing else wrong with it." Mark Twain SMALLTOVVIq pAPI::::R,S INC 217 WCOTA C-12/31/11 SHELTON WA 98584-2263 Jeffrey Cowan Thanked for Service to Latham Fire Protection District Latham Firefighters recognized Jef- fery Cowan by presenting him a plaque and thanking him for his years of service at the Latham Firefighters 62 "d annual Ice Cream Social July 11. During Jeff's years of servicel a 2005 International Alexis pumper/tanker was purchased with an Illinois interest free loan and a new firehouse was built in 2008 replacing a 50-year-old building the firefighters had outgrown: Latham Firefighters, Officers, and Fire District Trustees would like to again thank Jeff for his dedicated service to the Latham Fire Protection District. Photo - Left - Right - Jim Altig-Assistant Chief, Jeff Cowan, and Kenny Corsier , Chief. Circle City Ringers perform a Hand- bell Concert, 7Pm Sept. 10 at St. John Handbell Concert United Church of Christ (204-7 th St.- Lincoln). Social time to follow concert. A Freewill Offering will be taken during the concert. Circle City Ringers is an auditioned community-based handbell ensemble from Indianapolis. Under the direction of Mike Keller, this ensemble performs year-round for many events including church services, weddings civic events, private parties, festivals and workshops. For more information contact the Church: 732-6957. Editor's Notebook By Mike Lakin Descendants of Willis Franklin and Lydia Copeland Payne annual reunion - 11:30 a.m., Sunday August 28, Lake Fork Community Center. Bring dish to pass. Drinks and tableware furnished. Friends are welcome. Information - Brynne Monier bmonier20@gmail.con] or 217-725-4306. Michael Skelton of Mt Pulaski is a " summer Online graduate of Kaplan University. He was awarded .... a Master Of Science degree in Management. The first annual "Up in Smoke on the Square" BBQ competition will be August 26 (10am to 10pm ) & 27 (8am to 6pm) in front of the Logan county Courthouse in Lincoln. This event is being held in conjunction with the 2011 Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival As a 2011 new addition to the festival's downtown activities, it is expected to bring approximately 35 top BBQ teams that will vie for $8,000 in prize money. Newspaper Deadlines Tues Aug. 30 for Sat. Sept. 3 issue. Advertising Deadline Fri. Aug. 26.