Thursday, February 4, 2016

Airport,Black Tongue and Royal Catchfly Plant

Some random articles in the research folder…….
Daily Record Tuesday, September 12, 1967
·         Record corn crop expected in September 1967.
·         Chairman Rabb Emison chaired the meeting of the Bi-State authority on Monday in the conference room of the administration building at the Lawrenceville – Vincennes municipal airport. A check for $1500 was accepted by Vice Chairman Bob Gravitt from the Lawrenceville Chamber of Commerce as an additional community contribution to the Lawrenceville Industries Corporation. With this check the people of Lawrence County have contributed $6000 toward this new industry. Among other actions the board accepted the resignation of Mr. Tapley as restaurant operator, approved the allocation of funds for a new roof on the building now being used by the local flying clubs and voted to lease an additional two  acres of land to the Sheehan Pipeline Company.The airport sign at the entrance to the airport has been completely redone. It features scotch light lettering and an arrow permitting better visual use at night.
·         HC Tenney manager of Texaco's Lawrenceville refinery has announced the following affective provides three assignments effective October 1, 1967:
Robert Hipsher to the position of Foreman electrical instrument department
Robroy Tracy to the position of assistant Foreman electrical instrument department
Mack Jackman to the position of assistant Foreman electrical instrument department

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The fatal Russian black tongue took both parents of Francis Marion Adams.  They were Daniel and Eliza Chenowoth Adams.


And for you gardeners:   Garrard, Brian R., of Eastern Illinois University wrote his Master’s thesis (1999) about "Vascular Flora of the Allison Prairie, Lawrence County, Illinois." In it he describes the Allison Prairie Restoration area just south of the Centerville Cemetery. “Allison Prairie in Lawrence County, Illinois is a five acre recreation of a gravel prairie. The Allison Prairie Restoration is,” (now in 2016 perhaps was,) “the largest and best remaining example of a sand and gravel prairie in the Wabash Border Natural Division of Illinois. This site contains the state endangered royal catchfly plant and is one of only four remaining locations of this wildflower in Illinois. The site also contains one other noteworthy species, the prickly-pear cactus.” (If you don’t know what a royal catchfly plant is, you might want to do a little research yourself, because it is a rather interesting plant….)