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Here's to pulling for more self-determination in the new year. Arcola's victory over adversity should inspire us. ..So when those scorching temps and gales hit Arcola, those charge of the town's annual tractor pull did what never-give-up Americans have always done:They improvised.The determination to persevere despite conditions should not be dismissed because it's “just” a tractor pull. In Arcola, it's for the Volunteer Fire Dept which could not function without the funds the event generates.