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"Do You Hear What I Hear?" A choir of members bet 18 at St. John United ard Reinwald. Soloists will from several churchesChurch of Christ 7th & be Fiona Quinn, Shelby in the Lincoln area will Maple, Lincoln. Voyles and Kim Peterson- present the cantata "Do Accompanist is Sue Quinn. Kim and Shelby You Hear What I Hear?" Jones, organist is Laura will sing a duet. The public 7 p.m. Sunday, Decem-Lee and director is Rich- is invited. Mt. Pulasid New Year's Eve 175th Wrap-Up Celebration Mt. Pulaski's 175th Anniversary Courthouse Committee will conduct a New Year's Eve 2011 "Wrap-up" Celebration, with Panels Display selected businesses open around the A special exhibit offering a view of Square. Abraham Lincoln and of Lincoln's The 175th Committee will offer aAmerica during the middle of the nine- soup and pulled-pork sandwich dinner (free-will offering) in the VFW Hall (5 teenth century are now on display at the Mt. Pulaski Courthouse State Historic - 8 pm). Site during December and January. Buffs will have their traditional prime- The exhibit reveals a very different rib dinner (5-9 pm), with Richard at the perspective of Lincoln, the politician, guitar at 9 pm (BYOB). The courthouse will provide horsand of Lincoln, the president. He is often thought of as a "railsplitter" and a man of d'oeuvres, hot apple cider & a free glass the people, but the exhibit shows that he of wine. Bob McCue will perform "story- was actually a "sophisticated lawyer who time" at 7 pm and again at 9 pm in the learned the use of legal technicalities and courthouse courtroom, mastered the art of argument." The museum will feature holiday sing- Lincoln was shaped as much by his ingby the Wernsing family at 8. professional life as by any other single The Abraham Lincoln in Illinois (1830- force, and by the end of his twenty-one 1860) display may also be viewed on the main floor of the courthouse, years on the circuit, he was ready to enter The closing 175th ceremony wiUbegin the most elite group of lawyers in the nation. In spite of Lincoln's statements at 10 pm on the courthouse steps with in his autobiography, he was "in fact a community photo. The reading of the names of all Mt. very 'accomplished lawyer.'" It was those Pulaski 2011 deceased - each honored accomplishments, and Lincoln's entire experience on the circuit, which propelled by tolling of courtyard schoolhouse bell him to the presidency. - will follow. May you ahvays be blessed with His light and love. Chuck Fricke Larry Calvert Dennis Schrader & The Staff of Grandchildren of Jerry & Sharon Davis (Sherman) and Great-grandchildren of Elma "Toots" Davis of (Elkhart). Back row: Ben Fricke, Owen Tschantz, and Grant Davis. Middle Row: Deegan Tschantz, Jack Fricke, Broxton Davis, and Grace Davis, Front Row: Kennedy Davis, and Scout Tschantz. Mou Funeral Home nt Pulaski & Lincoln A Chdstmas club, a savings America's national Christ- Chdstmas trees are edible. account in which a person mas tree is in King's Canyon Many parts of pines, spruces, deposits a fixed amount of National Park, California. The and firs can be eaten. The money regularly to be used at giant sequoia called the "Gen- needles are a good source of Christmas for shopping, came eral Grant Tree," is over 300 vitamin C. Pine nuts, or pine about around 1905. feet high. It became the official cones, are also a good source Christmas tree in 1925.of nutrition. 12 Mt. Pulaski Times Dec. 17, 2011