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Cou mj Decor, Antipes, Florals, Unique Handcrafted Meet Mark Weber Treasures & So Much More Sal00Creek A00ic 106 ,' shington - Mr. Pulaski T iri 10-4 & Sat 9-.1 : 792-5117 "-  The congregation of Mt. in Rockford. Mark graduated Pulaski's First Christian from Nebraska Christian Col- REYNOLDS ROOFING 217-737 0548 Church would like to take this opportunity to introduce to you its new Senior Minister, Mark Weber. Mark assumed his duties here on'September 20, 2009. Mark answered God's call to our congregation and lege and Lincoln Christian University. A loving and gifted teacher and preacher of the Word, Mark also possesses strong leader- ship abilities. Having lost his dear wife who passed away in moved to Mt. Pulaski from 2008, Mark has two married Rockford. His previous posi- children, Josua and Tabitha, tions included ministries in who have blessed himwithtwo Robinson and Moweaqua as well. After 35 years' experience in faithful and devoted ser- vice to God and His people, .he comes to us well qualified to take up where he left off grandchildren. Mark has made a concerted effort to become acquainted with the congregational mem- bers and their families. He is friendly and affable and loves to meet new people. Latham Prairie 71age Distinctive Living For Those 50+ RT. 121 & Main Street, Latham 217-433-7099 Received a communiqu6 from a resident about a few pet peeves. Pet Peeve one was, local employers letting employ- ees text while they work. I checked with a some employ- ers. One employer said they let employees text. Another said employees aren't to use cell phones or text while working unless its an emergency. A third employer said employ- ees are forbidden to use cell phones at work. Another employer requires cell phones to be in a drawer when employ- ees arrive and can cheek them only during work breaks. Pet peeve two was, employees smoking too close to entries. The employer said they meet the state requirements to the letter and no one has com- plained directly to them. As for employees parking as close to the front door as possible so customers can't. The employer was going to check into it. An occasional visitor to the office had an employment com- plaint. As a trucker, he's required to take a urine test. By the way, his hobbies include golfing and bicycling. Stop by his office at First Christian Church and intro- duce yourself. Knowing Mark, he'll offer you coffee and a bit of conver- sation. We wish him a long, happy, and successful ministry in our community. Welcome, Mark. We are blessed to have you. Submitted by Pat Straumann Thank You Thank you to all that wrote or called me during my illness here in Texas. Mary Miltigan Enjoy Fire House Chili The Cornland Fire Depart- ment's 31 st Annual Chili Supper is Saturday February 6 from.4 -- 7 p.m. Enjoy Chili or Soup at the Cornland Fire House. Pie & Drink included. Carry- outs are available. Adults $5 .Children $3. His complaint was he has to take those urine tests, while people on welfare don't. He's pretty sure that if welfare recipients had to take a urine test, the welfare rolls would rapidly drop. Don't pass the urine test. Don't get any wel- fare. He's sure this will never happen. He blames political correctness. Harmful bacteria can linger on computer keyboards. I did not know this. But the issue was raised in a recent note to the paper. A research team led by Dr. Gary Noskin, med- ical director for healthcare epidemiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, suggests that those using multi- user computers should wash their hands after each use. And computer keyboards should be disinfected regularly. Dr. Philip Tierno, director of clinical microbiology and immunology at New York Uni- versity Medical Center, advises that computer keyboards in schools and libraries should be disinfected several times during the day to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria. 45 Life Lessons 4 Regina Brett is 53-years-old and a long-time columnist for Ohio newspa- pers (including the Akron Beacon Jour- nal and the Cleveland Plain Dealer) who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2009 for "her range of compelling col- umns that move the heart, challenge authority and often trigger action while giving readers deeper insight into life's challenges." Ms. Brett is compiler of "life lessons", originally published in the Plain Dealer o has since become the single most popular column ever written by her. ' = 1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next t small step. 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch. 5. Pay off your credit cards every : month. 6. You don't have to win every argu- ment. Agree to disagree. O 7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone. ,,,,I 8. It's OK to get angry. I=1 9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. ,. 10. When it comes to chocolate, resis- tance is futile, l..a 11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present. 1 12. It's OK to let your children see you  cry. 13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it. 15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks. 16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind. 17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. 18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger. 19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else. 20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don;t take no for an answer. 21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. 22. Over prepare, then go with the flow. 23 Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. 24. The most important sex organ is the brain. 25. No one is in charge of your happi- ness but you. 26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?' 27. Always choose life. 28. Forgive everyone everything. 29. What other people think of you is none of your business. 30. Time heals almost everything. Give time some time. 31. However good or bad a situation is, it will Change. 32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does 33. Believe in miracles. 34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do. 35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now. 36. Grow'ing old beats the alternative -- dying young. 37. Your children get only one child- hood. 38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. 40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back. 41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 42. The best is yet to come. 43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 44. Yield. 45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a aift.