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Sixty-Year Pins Presented To Masons The Mount Pulaski Masonic Lodge # 87 has several Brothers who have been members for over sixty years. The Lodge has seen to it that each one of these Brothers has received a sixty-year pin. Some sixty-year pins were delivered in person and some was sent through the mail. We took one to Vonderlieth Living Center and met with two of Dalen Shellhammer's daughters, Melissa and Tracy. J. Lee Hild pre- sented Dalen with his sixty-year pin. (behind Dalen in the picture from right to left is J. Lee Hild, Tom Stephens and Steven Bailey.) Other Brothers who received sixty- year pins were: Robert-Cline-Roy Conant- Gorge Drake- Lyle Frazier- Frede Froehlich- Raymond Hanslow- Charles Holmes- William (Joe) Mat- thews- Don Mc Cam- George Nilhas- Leonard Obery- Carl Peterson-William Shutt-and George (Dan) Volle. Distinguished Citizens Award The City of Mr. Pulaski has always been blessed to have citizens who have stepped forward to make our com- munity a better place to live. From our beginning in 1836 to the present there have been those individuals who have given of their time; energies-and foresight to make the community of Mt. Pulaski one of the outstanding small dries in Illinois. This honor will be awarded to five of our local citizens on the basis of his or her community involvement, influence and dedication of time and energies in making our community a better place to live. This award may be given to one of our citi- zens who are today giving of their time and talents or to a citizen of yesteryear upon whose efforts our community has benefited. Distinguished Alumni Award The community of Mt. Pulaski along with all surrounding communi- ties whose children who have attended school here have always taken great pride in their schools and are deeply committed to the education of those students. From the fist graduating class in 1888, many of our graduates have made their mark across the coun- try and the world. This distinguished award will be given to five of our Mount Pulaski High School alumni based not only on their professional achievements in their chosen voca- tion, but also on their dedication and commitment to endeavors and accom- plishments outside their chosen field. All alumni of Mount Pulaski High School are eligible for the nomination whether their accomplishments impact their chosen fields today or did so in the past. Nomination forms may be picked up at Salt Creek Attic, Farmers & Illi- nois Nati'l Banks, the Mt. Pulaski Museum or may be downloaded off or Mount Pulaski 175 th Anniversary Celebration (1836 - 2011) July 1, July 2, July 3, July 4 - 2011 All day to mid-night On the Square in Mount Pulaski - around the 1847 Courthouse (Logan County Seat 1848-1855) - where Abraham Lincoln & Judge David Davis worked on the Illinois Eighth Judicial Circuit visits twice a year (fire- works at SW edge of town). Our $100,000 budget (75% accom- plished) allows us to offer: All FREE entertainment, performances, various music gigs including 20 Bluegrass music groups, demonstrations, con- tests, old and new agriculture dem- onstrations, antique car show, living history of the olden days, antique firearms demonstrations, tomahawk throw contests, parade with floats and bands, MPHS reunions, women's style show, horseshoe contests, oodles of children activities, fireworks - St. Louis Country Decor, Antiques, Florals, Unique Handcrafted Treasures So Much More Rivermen, Highway J, Groove Daddies, Sumthin' Different, the 176 Keys Dueling Pianos will be featured free to all. There will be many arts & crafts, lots of food, homemade ice cream, baked goods, etc-evening dinners in" two huge block-long A/ C tents at only $10 ca.) Mount Pulaski was officially founded on July 5th, 1836. This year's festival marks our 175th Anniversary Year as a city. Our city was named after General Casimir Pulaski, a Polish cavalry officer who sailed to the colonies and aided General George Washington and the colonists in their war of independence. In 2009, Casimir Pulaski was desig- nated the 7th United States Honorary Citizen. The USS Casimir Pulaski SSBN 633 nuclear ballistic submarine (1964-1994) was named for him. Spring Items 00Tivin00 Soon Tickets for Presidential Museum Recepn Salt Creek Attic ,. 106 S. Washington Mt. Pulaski Tues-Fri 10-4  Sat 9-1 -].1 C Meetings ALENDAR Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are every Thursday evening, 6 to 7:30Pm in the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church, Family Life Center, on Lafayette. Mt. Pulaski 175th Celebration meet- ings are at 9 a.m., first and third Saturdays of each month at the Mt. Pulaski VFW Hall, South Side of the Square. Next meeting April 16. April 2, 2011