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Monday, Oct. 12, 2020
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On  Sunday afternoon hundreds of people flocked to Gail's Pumpkin Patch in rural Beason for a day of fresh air, sunshine, fun and games, not to mention buying a pumpkin or two.

Among the big attractions at Gail's this past weekend was Illinois' largest pumpkin, grown by Henry Bartimus Baitman of Clinton. Baitman enjoyed answering questions about his pumpkin and had several displays on hand to help folks understand the process of producing such an enormous gourd. Perhaps most impressive was when he shared that he could literally watch the pumpkin growing before his eyes. It averaged gaining 50 pounds per day for an end weight of 1,673 pounds.

LDN will have more coverage from the weekend at Gail's in the Tuesday edition.

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Thank you to the city of Lincoln governance for showing your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Aldermen, department heads, and city officers gathered together earlier this month for a pink picture to show they care about all our cancer warriors.

Seated left to right are City Clerk Peggy Bateman, Ward 4 Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Ward 1 Aldermen and Acting Mayor Tracy Welch and City Administrator Beth Kavelman.

Standing: Ward 2 alderman Ron Fleshman, City Attorney John Hoblitt, Ward 3 Alderman Kevin Bateman, Police Chief Paul Adams, Fire Chief Bob Dunovsky, Ward 2 Alderman Sam Downs, Waste Treatment Manager Andrew Bowns, Ward 3 Alderman Ron Keller, City Treasurer Chuck Conzo and Ward 4 Alderman Jeff Hoinacki.

The Saturday Breast Cancer Awareness and Education quiz question was - You still need mammograms after menopause - true or false?

The answer is "true."

Getting older is not a reason to skip regular breast health checks. Your risk of developing breast cancer goes up as you get older. About two out of three invasive breast cancers are found in women age 55 or older. To stay in good health you should continue getting mammograms.

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See:  2020 Paint the Paper Pink - Pink Shirts for Breast Cancer Support - Album



Lincoln Park District Spin4Schools earns $300 for Chester-East Lincoln
Cancer screening continues to be important as you age


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Illinois artist donates new Lincoln painting to presidential library
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    14,960 tested - 14,462 negative- 498 positive - 29 active cases- 445 recovered - FIVE deaths

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