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This time our destination was Morningstar Mercantile and Cafe in Salisbury, a favorite of all the Red Hatters in our group. It was an especially pretty day to be on the road. Topper Red Hatters: On the go... Tuesday, October 19, allowed us another gorgeous Fall day outing. We crossed the river twice: first, we crossed a long span of concrete called the Irwin Bridge, and a few miles further crossed an old metal bridge most common years ago. onion dill bread. They have a nice variety of tasty selections on their menu. Of course, their des- serts are scrumptious and a few lucky husbands probably enjoyed a fancy dessert for dinner last Vera Harbarger, a guest, rode Another car from our group with me and we and another crossed near Petersburg and New group took the Camp Cilca Road just south of Athens and foUowed it thru the !oveiy ~ountryside and down thru the river bottoms, entering at the north side of Salisbury and driving straight into their parking lot. The falling leaves, though very attractive, had not yet reached the pinnacle of their brilliant color display soon to arrive on the scene. Fields were, for the most part, stripped of their crops and awaiting final work before winter besets the area. Salem and wound southward to our destination. On our return, we came back this way and saw the turning leaves on our way back to Athens. Evidently, more than a few of us had the same idea for lunch because the parking lot and the restaurant were filled. We dined in their attached sun porch and enjoyed our excellent meals. Most Red Hatters at our table enjoyed one of their specials of the day, stuffed crepes (delicious), a side salad and homemade evening for several of the ladies had dessert and ordered another to bring home to their husbands. Isn't that sweet? Wait staff is friendly, courteous, and food is promptly served. The atmosphere is homey and invit- ing. The main dining area has a big fireplace for those days that carry a chill in the air. Charming and interesting, it has become a favorite dining spot. Reservations should be made ahead of time if at all possible. Charming orange pumpkins containing nuts and candy corn served as seasonal treats for each individual. Co-hostesses were Phyllis Hawk and Madonna Boyle. November Dining Spot Due to renovation of Incred- ibly Delicious Tearoom, the lun- cheon-meeting has been changed to Chesapeake Seafood Buffet on Clearlake Avenue. Co-hostesses are Marilyn Edwards, 792-5735, or Linda Dierker, 792-5312. Call them no later than November 13 to confirm reservations. We will be leaving from the American Legion parking lot at 10:30a SHARP to arrive on time for the ll:30a lunch time. Mark your calendars, members, and guests, for Tuesday, Novem- ber 16th. Come join us... we do have a great time together. You may wish to visit Morningstar at Submitted by - Pat Straumann Mt. Pulaski 175th Anniversary Historical Sketches #13 in a Series ByPhilBertoni Through his recent successful law practice, Lincoln had accumulated a little more money, so he set up a one-horse buggy, a "sorry and shabby looking affair, which he generally used when the weather promised bad and this he frequently rode from Springfield into Postville guest at the inn. Look at and MountPulaski. It was the list of homes where on this famous Eighth Cir- Lincoln was entertained cult, of which Logan was repeatedly during the a part, that Lincoln shone years he traveled the c~t- as a nisi prius lawyer, cult! That is evidence that cracked his jokes, told his his friends found him a stories, fraternized with companionable guest.- the people, entered into Lincoln was usu- their joys and sorrows, and ally the only lawyer who laid the foundations of his travelled the whole circuit each year. Various other future greatness." On one occasion, while members of the bar would attend courts in a nearby playing ball during a court recess, Lincoln ripped his county and then return pants completely down home, always in time to his backside. He went spend Sunday with their back into the courtroom families and occasionally and said, "Judge, I need to not returning for the next have a recess for the end is session or two. Lincoln. totally in sight." however, remained at the He delighted in listening town where the court hap- and telling stories along pened to be on Saturday the way and was the center and occupied his time of attention at the ,Mount with friends at the village Pulaski Hotel before and runs. "As a general rule. after court sessions across says Judge Davis, when all ,, the lawyers of a Saturday the street With his irte~-. .............. . Nat has been moved to the haustible'fund of o~gin~~)e~e~wuld g0'.,home Springfield Lincom-Hern- stories, he could 'make a and see their families and don Office, whmh" ~s" now cat laugh" and he ~~.$ a Friends... Lincoln would ~ ViSitOr'~ center. [Rc;fc:r- l~avorite guest everywhere, refuse to go home." And Lincoln must have "It was sort of quietly found the accommoda- agreed [among the other tions in private homes lawyers on the circuit] that preferable to shag a tar home life of Lincoln double bed with another was not all that Lincoln would wish it; Milton Hay, a lawyer with an office on the same floor as Lincoln, used to philosophize that if Lincoln's home life hadn't sent him out over the state, with free spare hours to think for himself and to build up circles of friends that were a politi- cal asset, Lincoln wouldn't have become the power- ~1 political manipulator that he was in the new controlling party of the Northwest." "Standing, Lincoln loomed tall with his six feet, four inches of height; sitting in a chair he looked no taller than other men, except his knees rose higher than the level of the seat of the chair. Seated on ~ ~'-w chair or bench he seemed to be crouch- ing. The shoulders were stooped and,rounded, the head bent forward and turned downward." In the Mount Pulaski court- house, there had once been a chair that had its legs cut off to allow Mr. Lincoln to scoot his long legs under the counselor's table. This chair appears to be the one ences: Stringer, Sandburg, Beveridge, Wall and the one about Lincoln's ripped pants: Lincoln: Prelude to the Presidency, WILL-TV and Guy C. Fracker] / ! June Rockwell sent in this photo. It was copied from a broken glass plate. June wrote that this was either a Chevrolet pickup or coupe. She added the location appears to be the Laughery School north of Mt. Pulaski judging from the steps m the photo. Interesting couple in the Chevy, HommeylD 4mr Review By Coach Anderson CEL Takes Two from MPGS At MPGS - The 6th grade contest was won by the Honeybears, 18 - 2. Emilee Burge had 8 points, 6 rebounds. Ashley Houser had 6 points, 3 rebounds. Alec Bowles and Skye Kretzinger each scored a bucket. The 7th grade Honeybears (3 - 5) made a 10 - 3 run in the final quarter, but the Panthers held on to win, 28 - 25. BreAnna Rentmeister had 11 points, 8 rebounds. Ashley Houser. Eliza- beth Siebert, and Lauren PowelI each scored for the Honeybears. Kaitlyn Steffens led CEL with 12 points. Maddie Guy scored 6 points. Lauren Block had 3 points. Caitlyn Sutton scored 4 points. O'Donoghue scored a bucket, and Alexis John- son added a point. The CEL 8th grade won their contest 30 - 17. Whitney Nichols led MPGS with 9 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals. Alec Hayes had 4 points, 4 steals. Julia Beccue and Maggie Olson each scored a bucket. Megan Jackson led CEL with 12 points. Kaitlyn Hasprey scored 6 points. Brighton Robbins and Kristin Engeglhart each scored 4 points. Jenna Irwin and Naomi Bailey each added a bucket. Zion Takes Two From the Honeybears At ZLS - The Eagles won the 7th grade game 31 - 18. Lilly Pickett led the Honeybears with 10 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. Bre- Anna Rentmeister had 4 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 steals. Elizabeth Siebert had 2 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 5 steals. Morgan Hayes had 2 points, 1 rebound. Lauren Anderson had 4 never quite regroup. Julia Beccue had a season high 10 points. Whitney Nich- ols had 8 points. Maggie Olson had 5 points. Angel Reno had 3 points. Caro- line Huff and Alec Hayes each scored a bucket. The 6th and 8th grade teams will travel to Buffalo and take on Tri-City on Thurs- day evening. 8th Grade Girls County Tournament At MPGS - The Zion Eagles beat West Lincoln Broadwell Wolverines 39 12. Aly Cos and Faith Smith each scored 10 points to led the Eagles. Gracie Walters made 8 points. Elizabeth Triplett scored 3 points. Caitlin Williams, Hailie Wil- liams, Lexie Groves, and Anna Sielaff each scored 2 points. The Wolverines were led by Brooke Soeb- bing with 7 points. Kaylyn Hoffert had 4 points and Bradley scored a point. During the second game, Carroll Catholic School/ New Holland-Middletown beat Mt. Pulaski 24 - 18. Lexi Tibbs scored 8 points to lead the Crusaders. Hannah Cameron scored 6 points. Kourtney McA1- lister and Melissa Van each scored 4 points. The Honeybears were led by Whitney Nichols with 6 points, 11 rebounds, and 1 assist Caroline Huff had 4 points, 2 steals. Maggie Olson had 3 points. 2 rebounds, and 1 assist. Angel Reno had 3 points, 5 steals. Julia Beccue had 2 points, 6 rebounds. 1 assist. and 2 blocks. The Zion Eagles outscored the CEL Panthers 18 - 3 in the third quarter and held on to win 41 - 26. Aly Cox led the Eagles with 16 points (12 points in the third quar- ter). Gracie Waiters scored 12 points. Faith Smith had 7 points. Caitlyn Williams. Elizabeth Tripplett, and Lexie Groves each scored a bucket. The Panthers rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 were led by Naomi Bailey St.ea/s~ Lauren Powell had with 9 points. Kristin. 2 rebounds, 3 assists, and Engelhart scored 8 points. 2 steals. Megan Jackson had 5 The Eagles won the 8th points. Kaitlyn Hasprey grade contest 48 - 30. The and Brighton Robbins Honeybears were in foul each scored 2 points. trouble early and could Get outstanding low prices on quality products. 999 reg. 1g.9~ Black Padded Folding Chair Comfort contoured padded seat and back with 2-cr0ss brace c0nstructi0n. P0wdercoated finish, W 128 269 F6 W'~te s~pplies last. SAVE46% 99 You r choice reg. 12.99 70-Ct. LED Light Set LED bu~ I0r 80%-90% energy savings, 20-yr./t00.000-h0ur litespan. Choose multi- colored, white or warm white. Indoor/outdoor u.c~3e. 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FOR SALE - 3-Br home, 423 W DeKalb St, 2-bath very cute home. lots of new inside & out, 217-828-0909 .......................................... FOR RENT - 2 bdrm Apt. - Mt. Pulaski, lease, references, depost. 737-0347 or 792-5313 .......................................... FOR RENT - 2 Bdrm house, lease available 737-0347 or 792-5313 ......................................... FOR RENT - 1 Bdrm house, w/small car garage, new bath & flooring, new paint, mowing - snowplowing of drive included, range & refrig, furnished, ideal for 1 person non*smoking house, 792-5191 ................................... FOR RENT - Mt. Pulaski house w/2 car garage. 217-433-3734 ...................................... GIVEAWAY - Woman's colored uniforms, 3-XL tops, Ig. pants - 792-5459 ........................................... GIVEAWAY - Two Bruins bas- ketball slipover jackets. 1-large & 1-X-large - 792-5459 ........................................... 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Pulaski Times - 6 Did You Know? Studies, Polls, & News you might have missed... Ireland's largest bookie has already paid off bets to people wagering the Republicans would take back the House. Sarah Palin says she will run for President if no one else wants it. State regulators are backing a plan that would require health insurance companies to pay at least 80% of their premiums on health care, not company administration and profit. A fan was able to get into a University of Michigan football game carrying an M-16. , A study says the propor- tion of of young children who are overweight or obese has gone up 60% over the past twenty years. A study says that paying cash and not credit leads to healthier food derisions. The NBA wants to cut back salaries in the league by one third. Federal authorities say that Mexican drug traffick- ers are entrenched in 270 U.S. cities. A California woman drove around with a dead body in her passenger seat for several months. A study says that women are more charitable than men. A new book claims over- achievers tend to choke under pressure. A new blood test may help detect schizophrenia. A White House adviser sent out a letter expressing concern about detecting asteroids that could hit the earth and the impending disaster that would follow. Scientists at UCLA are developing a battery that is smaUer than a gram of ;alt. Scientists in Israel have developed material that could lead to the toughest body armor ever. A Congressional can- didate in Texas said that violent overthrow of the government is "on the table". The CDC says that up to one third of American adults could have diabetes by 2050. NASA says they have discovered 1 Billion gallons of water in ice form in a crater on the moon. The government says a record 42 Million Ameri- cans are receiving Food Stamps. All 50 states are putting government money into wineries as a source of tourism. U.S. hope video rentals are down and DVD sales are offby 16.5%. The Mexican army burned a hundred and five tons of marijuana seized in Tijuana China is planning on sendhag an orbiter to Mars as early as 2013. The world's largest solar electricity plant is going to be built in California. The CEO of Google says if people don't like their home being on Street View, they can move. A study says a bee's brain can solve complex math problems about travel faster than a computer. A White House panel is considering ending the mortgage interest and child tax deductions. A study says that baking soda in beverages helps athletes perform better. Sony has retired the Walkman cassette player after 30 years. Spanish language Uni- vision could become the top U.S. network within seven years, according to research. A report says the Trea- sury Department hid $40 Billion in AIG losses. British researchers say the most effective way to dry your hands in a public restroom is with paper towels. The first humanoid space robot will be on the next launch of the Space Shuttle. Alexander Anderson, who created the cartoon characters Rocky and Bull- winkle has died at age 90. Major League baseball is expecting a record $7 Bil- lion in revenue this year. Jon Stewart has been named the Most Influ- ential Man of 2010 by