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Allison's Tavern By Mike Lakin Shirley Holmes cer- tainly recalled Ott Alli- son's Tavern (from a photo in previous edition). Shirley some me at the Post Office and said that Ott Allison was her grandfather. Always the entrepreneur, Ott Allison was involved in the entertainment business. Besides the tavern, he later had a pool hall in town He had pinball machines in the pool hall and had them in other area communities. Shirley said that in the 1940s a "county organiza- tion" was put together to fund a bribery scheme. The scheme put money in the pockets of Illinois State Gambling Inspectors to pro- tect the pinball machines from the state's gambli~ng ban. Hard to imagine this type of corruption in Illi- nois.., isn't it. Anyway, Ott Allison would not participate in the brib- ery. The inevitable hap- pened. In 1949 those gam- bling inspectors raided Alli- son's pool hall and smashed the pinball machines. Among the machines was a Kentucky Derby pinball machine, While smashed, the back of the machine with the Kentucky Derby did sur- vive. Today, that reminder hangs in Shirley's home. Squirrel ! ! ! Since it was almost Fourth of July when he arrived at his foster home, he got the name Boomer. He's about i-year old, a male red merle heeler mix. His foster home has another dog and a cat, and- Boomer gets along well with both of them. He likes to go on walks, and likes to chase rabbits and squirrels. Call Logan County Humane Society 217-737-4042 to meet Boomer. He's neu- tered, pp to date on all'shots, and mieroehipped. Mission Trip Adam Streenz, grandson of Everett and Wilna Streenz of Mt. Pulaski, completed a mission trip to Oklahoma. He wrote the following letter... Dear Grandma and Grandpa: I just wanted to write you and let you know how my trip to Oklahoma went this year. I cannot thank you enough for the support that you have given me over the years as I have traveled to Oklahoma. This year was by far the best one yet. There-was much preparation between December and March, and by the 16m we were ready to go. To start with, our route took us down through the Ozark Mountains of Northern Arkansas for the first time. We usually stop half way, and this year our stop was at a small Christian camp up in the mountains. This route has amazingly beautiful scenery, but made for very slow going. The trip ended up being approximatel:f 2 hours longer, but overall was a good ride. Where we slept in Oklahoma was also different than pre- vious years. Because of wasps in our first choice of rooms, we were forced to spend a night sleeping on a hard tile floor until we could clear out a more suitable room for the rest of the trip. Our work projects this year were great. Mainly I ran the skid-loader and we moved rocks, gravel, and dirt to fix various sections of the landscaping that were degrading or looked bad. The kids proved to be stronger than I had thought and did a great job "working smarter, not working harder." We worked on projects like that every day but two. One day it was in the low 30s and snowing. That day we stayed indoors and played games and practiced for the various church services that we were going to have later in the week. The one major thing that happened this year was the stomach flu that went through our group. Another group that was there when we arrived had the flu and was nice enough to pass it on to us. The first wave knocked out five kids and two of our leaders. The second day was another five kids and I was the only leader that went down that day. I had to spend the night in the bathroom for the most part: The next day was spent sleeping to regain my strength. The following morning I was back to 100% and went back to work. Overall, the experience brought us closer together as the sick people had to rely on the healthy ones to get things done. My time being down with the flu wasn't that bad and did not ruin the trip for me. Even though we had to cancel a few church services, we still had a chance to get into four different area churches. This was a great time for the locals to see our kids and how youth from other areas worship God. Many of the churches we visited have no youth involvement.., period. Overall the kids did great and it was clear that we were a blessing to the local congregations. Like I said before, this was the best Oklahoma mission trip so far. I think the kids all worked well together and we-accom- plished a lot for the local people. We had a chance to do some things that we have+ never gotten to do before. It was a great trip and I am hoping that some of the lessons we learned this year can be applied to future trips. Again +thank you very much for+your support. Adam is the son of"Kim" and Delores.Streenz of Morton. In addition to Everett and Wilna, Adam is the grandson of Orville and Dorothy Johnsop of Nokomis. The Hegele Bros. Dairy truck and Illinois Central locomotive #2539 met at a crossing at Mt. Pulaski. The driver of the truck jumped without injuries before the meet ~*. ~u. crossilw, On a personal note, your editor still says - Hegele's retail outlet had the best chocolate shakes ever. STEVE HAHN snapped this progress photo-report on the new storage facility at Lake Fork.