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Annual Commandery Inspection The combined Command- ery inspection of Mt. Pulaski No 39 and Constantine No 51 will be held, in Lincoln at I P M Saturday March 26, at the Lincoln Masonic Temple, 2022 N. Kickapoo St. The Inspection will under the direction of Sir Knight Russell L. Schlosser, Eminent Grand Senior Warden, of Knights Templar of The State of Illinois. The State of Illinois is divided into five Divisions. New Pheasants Forever Chapter Known as the Logan County Pheasants Forever chapter, the new chapter group is dedicated to improving the area's wildlife habitat and providing area youth with opportunities to hunt and enjoy the outdoors. The chapter is led by John Mammen, Lincoln resident, avid upland hunter, and the chapter's newly elected president. "There's room to improve both the quality and quantity of upland habitat in Logan County. We've already got a strong group that's excited about this new chapter and eager to utilize Pheasants Forever's unique model where 100 percent of funds stay under local control." Pheasants Forever empow- ers county and local chapters with the responsibility to deter- mine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds will be spent - the only national conservation organi- zation that operates through this truly grassroots structure. As a result, chapter volunteers are able to see the fruits of their efforts locally, while belonging to a larger national organiza- tion with a voice on federal and state conservation policy. Logan County Pheasants Forever The Logan County Pheas- ants Forever chapter has elected Jay Bennett of Lin- coln banquet chairperson and Stephen Purdue of Lincoln youth/education chairperson. Chapter's next meeting is 6:30PM Thursday, April 7 at Logan Lanes bowling alley, Lincoln. For information about the chapter, contact Tim Caughran at (618) 791-3909. Illinois is home to The 44 Pheas- ants Forever, 19 Quail Forever (Pheasants Forever's quail con- servation division) and 10,000 Pheasants Forever and/or Quail Forever members. Mt. Pulaski No 39 and Con- stantine No 51 are members of the fourth division. The inspecting officer grades the commanderies proficiency of their opening and confer- ring of The Templar Degree, based on ritual and execution of floor movements. Last year Mt. Pulaski and Lincoln earned the highest grade in the fourth division, an honor they have archived many times. The Knights Templar is an appellate body of The Masonic Lodge, the world's oldest fraternal organization, known as Ancient Free And Accepted Masons. Lunch will be served at 11: 30 am, and at 1 pm a tea and activities are planned for the Sir Knights Ladies. An inspec- tion dinner will follow at 5 pm. Dinner reservations required. MPGS Students of the Month 6th Grade Madeline Moody Daughter of Paul and Jen- nifer Moody of Cornland. i il : 7th Grade Brat Huff Son of Jo Rentmeister of Mt. Pulaski and Brian Huff of Springfield. 8th Grade Clayton Lind!ey Son of Scott and Barbara Lindley of Mt. Pulaski. 2010 Census Figures A preliminary 2010 Census release for Mt. Pulaski is finally in the newspaper office. Total Mt. Pulaski popula- tion is 1,566. It's probably time to take replace the city popula- tion sign that hasn't really been correct since after the 1990 Census. Mt. Pulaski citizenry over 18-years of age is 1,201. There were 730 housing units. 664 housing units were occupied and 66 housing units were vacant. By race --there are 1,537- White, 6-Black-African Amer- ican, 2-American Indian- Alaska Native, 4-Asian, l 1- Some Other Race, and 6-Two or More Races. A separate listing for His- panic listed 17-Hispanic or Latino. Take advantage of Act On Energy discounts and rebates. Find significant lighting discounts "  Get reductions on new heating and cooling systems Turn your fridge into cash March 19, 2011 Mt. Pulaski Times 7