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5 - Mt. Pulaski Times January 8, 2011 Larry From Mary Milligan A new teacher was trying to make use of her psychology courses. She started her class by saying, 'Everyone who thinks they're stupid, stand upF After a few sec- onds, Little Larry stood up. The teacher said, 'Do you think you're stupid, Larry?' 'No, ma'am, but I hate to see you standing there all by yourselfl' Larry watched, fascinated, as his mother smoothed cold cream on her face. 'Why do you do that, mommy?' he asked. 'To make myself beautiful,' said his mother, who then began removing the cream with a tissue. 'What's the matter, asked Larry 'Giving up?' My Side of the Creek By Mike Lakin A federal judge has denied former governor Ryan's early release from prison. Part of the ruling was on legal grounds concerning Ryan's conviction on the legal theory of honest services fraud. There were also the pleas from his ailing wife, Lura Lynn. Interestingly, former governor Jim Thompson, Ryan's lead attorney, successfully prosecuted former gov- ernor Otto Kerner in what is consid- ered the first honest services fraud case. After successfully prosecut- ing Kerner for the honest services fraud - Thompson was now arguing against the legal theory of honest services fraud to get Ryan out of prison. The federal judge didn't buy Thompson's arguments. In fact, the judge relied heavily on the Kerner case (Jim Thompson's successful prosecution) in her opinion that keeps Ryan in prison. This where reality gets interesting. The judge confirmed Thompson's honest ser- vices fraud legal theories to defeat Thompson's arguments against honest services fraud. Well, according to Harry IV.. Hild, there's finally a cell phone for those of us over 60. A Civil War message sent in 1863 to a Confederate General has finally been opened and decoded. The mes- sage says that no help will be sent. Apparently the government wanted to reveal the message before it could be released on WikiLeaks. A new law initiated by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to crack down on excessive speeders started January 1. Public Act 96- 1002 will prohibit the issuance of court supervision to drivers ticketed for speeding 40 or more miles.per- hour above the posted speed limit. The measure also establishes a Class B misdemeanor speeding violations of 30 - 39 miles-per-hour above the posted speed limit. Published reports show that more than 40 percent of drivers ticketed statewide since 2006 for driving in excess of 100 miles- per-hour received court supervision. In the Chicagoland area, 63 percent received court supervision. Gulf Oil CEO Joe Petrowski says that oil could hit $150 a barrel by summer. Apparently the oil indus- try figures now that the economy is starting to recover, and people have a little money, it's time to take it. S0 Standard Your address may Installation qualify for SO Equipment Fee Recovery Act NEW Low-priced offers! Service Plans CALL NOW TO CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY, Country Decor, Antiques, Flora, Is, Unique Handcrafted Tre ures So Much More Salt Creek Attic 106 8. Washington Mt. Pulaski TueB-Fri 10-4 Sat 9-1 792-5117 40th Wedding Anniversary Wedding Announcement Donny & Joan Neal Donny Neal and Joan Miller were united in marriage January 2, 1971. Pastor Martin Rothe officiated at the Zion Lutheran Church. Donny is the son of Derrell-and Evelyn Neal, Joan is the daughter of Eugene and Grace Neal. Donny raises cattle and farms. Joan has been the secretary for Logan County Extension for 24-years. Mr. & Mrs. Neal resides in Mt. Pulaski. Seasonal Weight Limits on Logan County Highways During the winter months, soils will freeze and thaw repeatedly. This can cause problems for our local roadways. . :,.: ...... freeze/thaw cycles can cause signifi- ....... cant damage. Beginning January 20, the seasonal weight limits will be in effect on all Logan County Highways. These roads are marked with 5-sided blue signs and are posted with the weight limit signs. Any vehicle in excess of the weight limits needs to have a permit issued by the Logan County Highway Department. Despite the recent changes to the weight laws in Illinois, seasonal weight limits will still be enforced. Permits are available by visiting our website at www.co.logan.il.us/ highwaydept, by calling the highway department office at (217) 732-3059, or by visiting the office located at 529 S. McLean Street in Lincoln. There is no charge for the permits. Permits will only be valid on certain days when conditions are suitable. Hauling on township roads in Logan County during this time period will need to be coordinated with the respective township Road Commissioner. Again this year, we are asking for cooperation to help keep our roads in good condition. Jennifer Nicole Ramey & Matthew David Stoll Jennifer Nicole Ramey of Springfield and Matthew David StoU of Chestnut were married at 2 p.m. July 24, 2010 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Springfield by Father David Hoefler. The Bride is daughter of Kevin and Carolyn Ramey of Springfield. The Groom is the son of David and Cindy Stoll of Chestnut. Matron of honor was Becky Hoaglin of Murrayville. Maid of honor was Kimberly Ramey of Springfield. Bridesmaids were Michelle Langen, Laura White, and Mary Ramey. Best Man was Michael Sto11. Groomsmen were Jeremy Davis, Justin Jones, Darin Sto11, and Ryan Davis. A reception was held at the Sangamon Prairie Reception Hall in Chatham. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Glenwood High School, a 2006 graduate of Mac- Murray Coltege, and a 2010 graduate of Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing earning a Master's of Science in Nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse at Memorial Medical Center. The groom is a 1998 graduate of Mt. Pulaski High School and a graduate of Lin- coln Land Community College in 2000. He is employed with his father as a farmer in Chestnut. The couple resides in Mt, P,i~aski, lorence's orner saying. "I am darkness, but Happy New Year Everybody Plant a garden Good resolutions Plant 4 rows of p's 1. Prayer 2. Politeness 3. Pre- paredness 4. Perseverance Plant 3 rows of squash - 1. Squash gossip 2. Squash criticism 3. Squash indifference Plant 4 rows of turnips - 1. Turn up at SR. Citizens 2. Turn up with a smile 3. Turn up with a new idea 4. Turn up wish determination Plant 5 rows of lettuce - 1. Let us be faithful 2. Let us be loyal 3. Let us love one another 4. Let us be trustful 5. Let us be unselfish (Anonymous) On the Lighter Side - Bud sent for a ride with a friend who was showing off his new car. It was equipped with all the latest gadgets and safety devices. As he was get- ting out of the car, he unbuckled the seat belt, the shoul- der belt, etc. When he stood up his pants fell down. Food for Thought-John 8:12 Again He spoke to them, the Light of the world, whoever follows Me will not walk in the will have the light of life." The crosswalk at Abbey Road Studios in London (that famous Beatles' photograph) has been named a historical landmark. Grand Rapids, Michigan was the 1 st US city to fluoridate its water in 1945. OPEN: MONDAYS & THURSDAYS 8-5 TU ES/VVED/FRI IN SPRINGFIELD Services Include Diagnose & Treat Ages 16 and up Lab Work Available 8-3:30 HughesNet' DECATUR LINCOLN 2235 W. Mound Rd. 615 N. Chicago St. 217-877-2235 217-732-3331 Authorized HughesNet Reseller *Eligibility dependent upon physical address. Not available to all households, Customers must certify that the household does not have or have access to high-speed Intemet at time of installation, Available for a limited-time. 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