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By Mike Fak

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[August 26, 2008]  Book signing in Lincoln

CivicThere will be a book signing at the Lincoln Public Library tonight, August 26th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Rob Conover and Brad Conover will be there to sign their new non fiction book, "Haunted no More". The book has been released by Paraman Publishing.



A clean car helps a good cause

The Lincoln Community High School Competitive Cheer Squad is having a car wash fundraiser from 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. on Saturday August 30th at AutoZone, 1206 Woodlawn Rd. in Lincoln. Proceeds from the car wash will be used towards competition uniforms and supplies.


Buy a "steak" in our community

The Habitat for Humanity folks are going to sell those world famous IGA rib eye and pork chop sandwiches at the Lincoln IGA this Saturday, August 30th from 10:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. in the IGA parking lot. The steak and chops sales' proceeds will be used to continue to support the mission to help end substandard housing.

Habitat also is still working hard at their veggie stand at the corners of Keokuk and Logan Street. Their decision to offer Calhoun County peaches has been a big hit with the group approaching the 40 bushel mark in peach sales. The stand is open daily from 10:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.

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Mount Pulaski Fall Festival just around the corner.

If you think the summer went fast, just wait till we get into all these fall celebrations. One of the celebrations coming up fast is the Mount Pulaski Fall Festival hosted by our friends and neighbors in Mount Pulaski. The three day event runs Thursday through Saturday, September 4th-7th and there are tons of things to see each day. There will be plenty of good eats as always so make a note on your calendar now to spend the weekend in Mount Pulaski. Of course the LDN will have a full schedule of everything that is happening all weekend long in next week's edition for you to check.

The new improved "old fashioned" Railsplitter Festival.

The middle of September is just going to be teeming with things to see and do in Lincoln so plan on being busy from Friday, through Sunday, the weekend of September 12th through the 14th. It will start with a rare opportunity to see what it was like when the nation was mourning the loss of our favorite son. The Fricke Calvert Schrader Funeral Home will have a display that will allow you to see and get a sense of what it was like in those days. The Logan County Fairgrounds will be hopping as the Railsplitter Festival brings more displays of information and hands-on projects to help everyone appreciate more fully what it was like back in those earliest days of Logan County.

As the date approaches, the LDN will have complete coverage as well as schedules of everything happening that week so don't touch that home page, unless you haven't made us your home page yet. Remember at the Lincoln Daily News, we have all the room in the world for good news.

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