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:~!:!i!~iii~i~!~i~??~ ..... ii ii, i~ i,~i~, Allen Schaal and your editor were talking about Joe Lucas' old oak tree when Steve Hahn stopped in the office. Steve said there's another tree that had grown quite a bit considering the type of tree it is. He offered to take Allen on a "look see" and here's this huge tulip tree growing in town. And it is huge. The tree canopy is extremely wide. The main limbs are as big around as most tree trunks. Allen took the photo of this impressive specimen. Classifieds FOR RENT - In Mt. Pulaski, available Aug. FOR SALE - $300 O/B/O Sears Crafts- 15th. Mobile home, 3BR, 1 Bth, C/A/H, util- man 42" deck, 13.5 hp riding lawn mower w! ity room and garage. No pets. 792-5858 bagger, 796-3531 FOR SALE - $600 Sears Craftsman FOR SALE $5,000 - 2005 Chevrolet Con- 7-speed shift on the go 42" deck, 17.5 hp version Van, Mt. Pulaski - call between lpm riding lawn mower, bought new 2011, 796- - 8pm, 737-6727 3531 FOR SALE - 3-burner gas grill, selling due to health, Bob Westen 674-3520 Comcast has more Internet than TV subscribers. Program Features Dr. Ron Keller of Lincoln College Ron Keller will share at the October years ago to serve a dual role. He isa 26 meeting at the Mr. Pulaski Museum. professor of history at Lincoln College Our business meeting will begin at 6:30 and, until August, he was the Director of p.m. At 7 p.m. Keller will share what he the Lincoln Heritage Museum at the col- discovered as he researched Abraham lege. In April of 2014, the new Lincoln Lincoln's time serving the state legisla- Heritage Museum was dedicated after ture in Vandalia. Keller studied and pre- years of anticipation and preparation. pared a book during his sabbatical in the Keller is now choosing to give full time spring of 2015. to teaching which he considers his pri- Ron Keller came to Lincoln College 15 mary calling. Turkey Throw Delighted Big Crowd Here Saturday Times-News. Thursday. December 16. 1937 28 birds were released from tops of store buildings "Turkey Trot" Day on the Hill last Sat- One of the turkeys headed straight for urday afternoon was a riotous day that John Hershey who was walking midway had a large good natured crowd howling between the street and the courthouse. with laughter and talking it over all after- John saw it coming, hurriedly pulled his noon long. hands out of his pockets and spit on them The crowd which gathered on the and grabbed. But the turkey had played south side of the square soon after dinner checkers before and evaded John's trap. did not have long to walt until the heads We've never seen John run before, but of four flight-starters appeared atop the the way he turned around and ran after Law 5 and 10 cent store, carrying under that turkey was worth the dollar we put their arms 2 turkeys, 2 ducks, 2 chickens, on the venture. About six other fellows and a guinea. The birds were released got there ahead of John and he lost the one at a time and the mad scramble that turkey as well as a lot of breath. followed each flight brought roars of Buck Arnold came very near to get- merriment from the crowd who did not ting his face slapped when he grabbed seem to mind that they did not get a bird. for a turkey and got a woman. The The same procedure was followed woman yelled out, "You old fool, I'm not from the top of the fire department on a turkey." Buck, who had grabbed with the east side with the birds doing some his eyes shut, opened them, and after fancy flying to keep out reach, one look at the woman exclaimed. 'Tknd One turkey flew thru the driveway you're not a spring chicken either." north of the Windmill Company and Merle Wilham who caught a duck in their haste to run it down, Nubby and his father, who snagged a turkey, Holmes and George Drobrish fell as decided that someone else ought to have they went thru the gateway and a half the duck, so they returned it for another dozen others fell over and on them in flight. It was a fine bit of generosity and their haste. It was a regular old fashioned we're darned glad they got the turkey. "turkey pile'. One lady had a fine chance Roman Romer, Chet Hughes, Alec to grab the other turkey, which flew right Ryan, Austin Schaffenacker, and Fritz into her hands. But was afraid it might Lipp assisted in the throwing are to be knock her down. thanked for their service. The crowd was given a chance to rest Kenneth Stoll had his public address up after the throwing and spent the next system working from his car, following two hours visiting the various stores and the flights around the square and was recounting the man funny incidents very helpful in staging the event. they had seen. It was funny to see a duck under a car The next throwing was from the top and have about ten people duck after of the Pulaski Theater on the west side it, going under from all sides. We don't of the square. A chicken and a guinea know what happened when they were all were too smart for the crowd; they flew under there, but someone always came right back on top of the adjoining build- out with a duck. They may have shot ings. One turkey made a beautiful flight craps for a while underneath and out of clear over to the Schultz the grocer) sight. and arrived just as Charlie was coming The event was so well received that it out the door. -will be an annual event with more fowls Charlie is going to have a turkey for and a lot of novelties to be added to make Christmas. The last flight of birds took it a gala event that will be looked forward place on the north side from the top of to eagerly each year. the Odd Fellows building. 92-year-old Tennessee woman has registered for the first time so she can vote for Donald Trump.