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2O From the Middle Ages up until the end of the 19th century, barbers per- formed a number of medical duties including bloodletting, wound treat- ment, dentistry, minor operations and bone-setting. The barber's striped red pole originated in the Middle Ages, when it was a staff the patient would grip while the barber bled the patient. Mt. Pulaski Times Peter Embalabala Guest Speaker at Mt. Pulaski Rotary Professor of Mathematics, Peter Embalabala of Lincoln Land Community College, was the guest speaker at Mt. Pulaski Rotary recently. He grew up in Kenya, one of the youngest of sev- enteen children born to his. father. He related how his first years of schooling took place under the shade of trees or large bushes, scrawl- ing answers to mathematics problems with a stick in the dirt, He remarked that he grad- uated to a slate tablet upon finishing the third grade. When he saw the slate tablet at the Mt. Pulaski Court- house, it brought back his early education. Education is a prestige in Kenya: Opportunities for higher education are rare One day, his parents asked if he would be willing to pursue higher education overseas. He went to Nai- r0bi to look at maps and cities in search for colleges in the world. Peter said he choose to go to the United States since American tour- ists to his region were always more friendly than those from other countries. He " : ,,:::i:i university at Spring Arbor, Michigan, since he thought it would be in a nice (spring) climate with lots of water, which is a problem in Kenya. His parents held a party for his departure, to which the tribal families brought envelopes of money to help finance his flight tickets. While there, he received a small scholarship from a nearby Rotary club in the Spring Arbor area His first winter coat was secretly left for him on his doorknob February 19, 2011 someone saw shivering at a late-October soccer game. He and his wife (Julie) live on 5 acres in the Athens area, raising and home-schooled their seven children. Peter raises some cattle, chickens and is a beekeeper. Last year his family in Kenya reported, in excitement, that they got electriciw in their home. Submitted by Phil Bertoni President." Mt. Pulaski Rotary Better than candy. UMITED TIME OFFER Order SpeedNet high speed intemet today and get installed absolutely free. That's up to a $149 value -- our way of sharing the love of ultra-fast internet that's always on and doesn't require a phone line, Get a sweet deal -- order SpeedNet now! 800-887-1234 New Orleans' first Mardi Gras celebration was held in February, 1826. In 1892. Italy raised the minimum age for marriage for girls - to 12. "O More come at retirement? A tax benefit today, plus retirement income you can't outlive. Let's talk about the FUTURE INCOME PLUS deferred annuity from Stale Farm. e statefarm.com