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5 We Are Working... To Continue to Seruice Caterpillar Emplogees and RESTflT Customers Mt. Pulaski Pharmacy 507 E Chestnut 792-5081 I 01&apos; Country Preacher From Wally Kautz An old country preacher had a teen- age son, and it was getting time the boy should give some thought to choosing a profession. Like many young men his age, the boy didn't really know what he wanted to do, and he didn't seem too concerned about it. One day, while the boy was away at school, his father decided to try an experiment. He went into the boy's room and placed on his study table four objects: 1. A Bible. 2. A silver dollar. 3. A bottle of whiskey. 4. A Playboy magazine. TII just hide behind the door," the old preacher said to himself. "When he comes home from school today, I'll see which object he picks up." "If it's the Bible, he's going to be a preacher like me, and what a blessing that would be7 "If he picks up the dollar, he's going to be a business man, and that would be okay, too. "But if he picks up the bottle, he's going to be a no-good drunken bum, and Lord, what a shame that would be. "And worst of all if he picks up that magazine he's going to be a skirt-chas- ing womanizer." The old man waited anxiously, and soon heard his son's foot-steps as he entered the house whistling and head- ing for his room. The boy tossed his books on the bed, and as he turned to leave the room he spotted the objects on the table. With curiosity in his eye, he walked over to inspect them. Finally, he picked up the Bible and placed it under his arm. He picked up the silver dollar and dropped into his pocket. He uncorked the bottle and took a big drink, while he admired the maga- zine's centerfold. "Lord have mercy," the old preacher disgustedly whispered... "He's gonna run for Congress." Why we love children While taking a routine vandalism report at an elemelntary school, a police officer was interrupted by a little girl about 6 years old. Looking up and down at his uniform, she asked, 'Are you a cop? Yes,' he answered and continued writing the report. My mother said, if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?' 'Yes, that's right,' he told her. 'Well, then,' she said as she extended her foot toward him, 'would you please tie my shoe?' It was the end of the day when a police officer parked his police van in front of the station. As he gathered his equipment, his K-9 partner, Jake, was barking, and the officer saw a little boy staring at him. 'Is that a dog you got back there ?' he asked. 'it sure is;' the officer replied. Puzzled, the boy looked at the officer and then towards the back of the van. Finally he said, 'What'd he do?" A little girl was watching her parents dress for a party. When she saw her dad donning his tuxedo, she warned, 'Daddy, you shouldn't wear that suit.' 'And why not, darling?' 'You know that it always gives you a headache the next morning.' A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the women's locker room. When he was spotted, the room burst into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The little boy watched in amazement and then asked, 'What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a little boy before?' Back when Lynn's "Book Bunch" presented the Wizard of Oz at the library I was there to take pictures. One of the young thespians told their grandpa that the play was so good, Lynn's grandpa came and took pictures. And that grandpa was way too enthused to tell me about it. Barbara Trimble dropped a note to the paper with her subscription. Barbara wrote, "Enjoy the paper, especially "old time" pictures. Thank you Barbara. After all these years, it's hard to find old photos, but once in a while some pop up. Bill, Lisa, and Pearl Glaze have moved to Monticello. The move substantially cuts Bill's commute time since his work is based in the Champaign area. This was one of the reasons he recently resigned as mayor. Lisa said this is an exciting new chapter in their life, but there is regret in leaving Mt. Pulaski. They are in the pro- cess of selling thier Mt. Pulaski home. Carlynn Knoy dropped a note in with their subscription. Car- lynn wrote, We enjoy your paper and look forward to receiving it." Thank you Cary- lynn, always glad to hear words of support from readers - Mike Around Christmas Day, an American Bald Eagle was seen near Lake Fork. Someone had dressed a deer and left the car- cass. Unfortunately, the sight- ing was memorialized with a camera phone. Glenna Wilham said the photo wasn't all that clear. Careful thawing those water pipes with "the torch". More than one homeowner has found insulation will "flame on". Marilyn Jackson included a note wih her subscription. Mar- ilyn wrote, "Keep up the good work. I enjoy the paper. Concerned about central Illi- nois weather on Election Day? Logan County Clerk Sally J. Litterly wouM like to remind you that early voting is avail- able in her office Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 now through January 28. Early voting is designed for any registered Logan County voter to cast a vote at their con- venience prior to the General Primary Election on February 2nd. You must provide identifi- cation when voting. With the freezing tem- peratures and snow we have been "enjoying" many of us wonder about global warming. Recently I was set straight on this. A retired science profes- sor pointed out to me that the bone chilling cold and snow is because of global warming. As those ice caps and glaciers melt, the moisture is sent into the atmosphere. It then bl)cks the warmth of the sun causing colder winters and heavier snow As the earth continues to warm, we will have even colder winters in the future and heavier snowfall. But, this might just be a natu- ral earth cycle. Over centuries these periods of global warm-" ing have come and gone. Some of these warming cycles have lasted a century or more. We might be at the beginning of one of these long-term cycles. I would like to take this opportu- nity to thank the residents of Logan County for their support these last 16 years I have served as their Logan County Treasurer. It has been an honor to have served and I will cherish the many wonderful memories I have as Logan County Treasurer. Thank you all. There have been many chal- lenges over the years but we have always been able to overcome them through hard work and dedication. The Illinois State Statutes dictates the .responsibilities of any County Office. We have always taken these responsibilities very seriously. The Logan County Treasurer must have the knowledge and experience to be able to meet the requirements of the office on a timely basis. This includes but is not limited to knowledge of the law, staying abreast of ever changing laws, and the skills to invest safely and wisely any County funds not needed for immediate use. It is for this reason I am writing this letter to the editor. I would like to announce my support of Vicki Dugan as your next Logan County Treasurer. Vicki began working in the Logan County Treasurer's office in 2008 as a part time employee during the tax season. Vicki was hired as full time in December of 2008. In March Emma Knauer retired after serving in the County Treasurer's office for over twenty years as payroll clerk as well as other accounting duties. Emma trained Vicki to perform the duties she has been doing, including all accounting duties and serving as payroll clerk. These duties also include preparation of many reports required by law. Vicki has performed any task given to her and has always done so in a timely and professional manner. Vicki's experieice in the Real Estate field as well as in the Banking industry are serving her well in the Treasur- ers office. These accounting skills are exactly the skills needed to ful- fill the duties of the Logan County Treasurer. Vicki Dugan is a life long Repub-. lican, having first voted in 1972. Vicki is well prepared to serve as your next Logan County Treasurer. Letter to the Editor She is a frugal person, respecting the necessity for careful manage- ment of any County funds. I believe it is vital for the interests of Logan County for this continuity to con- tinue. Vicki Dugan will serve hon- orably as your next Logan County Treasurer. Thank you for this opportunity. Mary Bruns, Logan County Treasurer Tax time is a good time to look at IRAs It's nottoo late to open a new IRA or contribute to the one you have BEFORE you file your taxes. See me today to find out more. Products offered by COUNTRY Investors Ufe Assurance .Company , Bloomington, IL. Larry D. Medaris LUTCF 316 S. 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