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0% off Monument Order Now Through February 28, 2010 We guarantee the lowest price for the highest quality monuments & craftsmanship MANLEY MONUMENTS Serving families since 1945 713 HICKOX DR. - LINCOLN 735-4939 Mon - Fri 9-5 Sat 9-Noon - After Hours by Appt. manleymonuments@yahoo.com Have power when the power goes out with our Guardian Standby Generators When the power goes out.., and it will... You can depend on our Guardian Standby Generators for automatic back-up power Fully Automatic ,f 24/7 Protection Permanently Installed e Better Than Portable,, Now Installing Geothermal Heating & Cooling Geothermal heating & cooling uses the relatively con- stant temperature of the earth to heat & cool homes and businesses with 40% to 70% less energy. Geothermal heat pumps use electricity to simply move heat from the earth into buildings. A geothermal heat pump can move up to 4 units of heat for every unit of electricity needed to power the system, resulting in an equivalence of over 400% efficiency. Good NewsX The government revised Federal Tax Credits for homeowners who install geothermal heat pumps. The tax credit is up to 30% of the total cost of installation for home owners. Dave Bassett- John Wyss 105 E. Jefferson St. - North Side of Square Mt. Pulaski lie. #0518-1898 792-5593 Gary R. Sotzen, 58, of Chestnut died December 24, 2009 at 8:59Am in Memorial Medical Center, Spring- field. Funeral Services were Wednes- day December 30 at Fricke-Calvert- Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski. Bill Shanle officiated. His parents preceded him in death. Mr. Sotzen was the former Owner of Gary's Tire and Repair in Mt. Pulaski and also worked for Hayes Garage in Mt. Pulaski. He was born February 12, 1952 in Lincoln the son of Richard and Fern Vandevender Sotzen. He is survived by Daughters - Heidi Sotzen of Jacksonville, Florida and Heather (Thomas) Ehardt of Franklin, Tennessee; Brother - James Franklin Sotzen of Lockport; Sisters - Sharon L. (Gary) Brinkmeyor of Charleston and Gloria L. (Ron) Hel- gert of Fairview Heights; Companion - Mary Ann McKinnon of Chestnut; and three Grandchildren. Mr. Sotzen graduated from Lincoln Community High School in 1970. He was a member of the Chestnut Men's Club and the Mr. Pulaski Sons of the American Legion Post #447. Memorials: Memorial Medical Center 7th Floor ICU. Donald E. Cotton, 85, of Lincoln died January 1, 2010 at Christian Vil- lage at 12:43Am. Funeral Services are Wednesday January 6 at Zion Lutheran Church, Lincoln. Pastor Mark Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Pulaski Cemetery with Full Military Rites accorded by the American Legion Post #341 of Atlanta. His Parents and Three Sis- ters preceded him in death. Mr. Cotton was a retired Grocery- man. He was the Manager of the Mt. Pulaski Kroger and owned Cotton's Corner Grocery in Atlanta. Mr. Cotton was born December 15, 1924 in Funks Grove the son of Doc and Eula M. Jones Cotton. He mar- ried Mildred Fullriede on December 2, 1951 in Mt. Pulaski. Survivors Include - Wife - Mildred of Lincoln; Daughters - Kathy (Jim) Bicknell of Atlanta; Julie (Michael) Mittelsteadt of Lincoln; and Donise (Dave) Schrader of Tremont; Broth- ers -Raymond (Jean) Cotton of Rockaway Beach, Missouri and Loren Cotton of Bloomington; Five Grandchildren and Three Great-Grandchildren. Mr. Cotton was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Lincoln. Mr. Cotton served in the Marine Corps during WWII in the Southacific. He was a member of American Legion Post # 341, Atlanta. Memorials: Zion Lutheran Church, Lincoln. Arrangements were entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski. The work on The Farmers Bank wind turbine electric gener- ator commenced at the end of 2009. The turbine is being con- structed by Cental Illinois Wind and Solar. Times Photo 217.519.3162 -- 105 E, Jefferson St.- Mt. Pulaski Now is the time to build your new Wind Turbine Electric Generator 30% Federal Tax Credit 30% State of Illinois Rebate Call John For Details In Memory of 8 Mary Glen Schilling & Frances Schroth The Board, staff and res- idents of Vonderlieth Living Center would like to extend a sincere and warm thank you to those of you who so generously donated funds in memory of Mary Glen Schilling and Fran- nie Schroth. Thank you for your thought- fulness! , The Vonderlieth Foundation was created to provide individuals with the opportunity to continue the same vision begun by Henry and Jane Vonderlieth... providing quality care to the people in and around Mt, Pulaski. For more information on how to become part of the Foundation's mission, contact a board member or Jo Hilliard, Administrator, at 792-3218. Mrs. Albert (Marcia S.) Allen, 81, of Morris passed away peacefully Monday morning December 28, 2009 in Morris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. She was born Novem- ber 1, 1928 in Kankakee, the daughter Of George H. & Grace L. Burkard Shimer. She was ducated in schools in Latham, a graduate of Latham High School (class of 1946) and a graduate of Millikin Univer- sity in Decatur with bachelor's degree in education. She married Albert J. "Jack "Allen Jr. on March 12, 1949 in the Latham First United Meth- odist Church. With her husband and family, they moved to Morris in 1967 to make their home. She was employed with Morris Elementary School Dis- trict # 54 and then for 17 years with Saratoga School District # 60 retiring in 1989. She enjoyed playing bridge, bird watching, gardening in her yard and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Morris Women's Club, Grundy County Retired Teach- ers Association, Order of East- ern Star in Latham, ZTA Soror- ity at Millikin University and volunteered With Grundy Com- munity Hospice. Survivors include, children: George (Carol) Allen, Visalia, California; Dr. James R. (Laurie) Allen, Morris; and Judi (Bill) Brown, Arlington, Texas. Grandchildren: Robyn & James M. Allen, Morgan, Kirsten & All Brown, Albert J. Allen III, Grace K. & Samuel L. Allen. Sister, Alice Shimer, Lewiston, New York, and sev- eral nieces and nephews. She was preceded by par- ents, husband on April 24, 2004, and sisters, Mary Shimer and Laetitia Lehn. Memorial services were held Thursday December 31 in the First United Methodist Church in Morris. Rev. Scott McClel- lan officiated. Private family inurnment will be at a later date in Abraham Lincoln national cemetery. Memorial gifts can be directed to First United Methodist Church or Grundy Community Volunteer Hospice. The Three Wise Men of the East brought gold, frankincense and myrrh to the infant Jesus. Frankincense is a gum resin used as a base for incense. Myrrh, also a gum resin, was valued as a perfume and unguent.