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January 22, 2011 Mt. Pulaski Times 11 M. Tait's I have had two separate ideas on my mind. One is, strategy, the other is,_ doing the right thing. They are often concepts we use when accomplishing a task or solving a problem, but are they the same thing? Are we even aware that we are using one or the other method? Does it matter? One seems more straightforward and the other less so, or even manipu- lative of people or circumstances. It Ju$' Thinkin  could also' just be the steps used to accomplish the right thing. The bigger question could be, what is our goal, what are we setting out to accomplish? What is our focus? That is something for each of us to answer in our own heart. And how aware are we, of how the desires of our heart, direct our behavior? How honest are we with ourselves, and subsequently with others? Are we acting in good faith and with good intentions, or working to accomplish something of limited or special or selfish benefit and being less than up-front about doing it? These are helpful questions to ask ourselves, and, just maybe those who govern. Jus" something to be thinkin" about in the New Year. 1982 - Vonderlieth Living Center Softball Team Front- Betty Gaultney, Holly Cyrulik, Debbie Voelker, Teresa Maxheimer, Debbie Willis, and Wanda Dumire. Middle - Vickie Galvin, Jill Medaris, Carol Hickey, Vickie Goodpastor, and Diane Seltzer. Back - Coach Danny Ayers, Jan McCullough, Eva Letterly, Sally Jo Eckert, Diane Hein, Amy Talmage, and Coach Dale McCain. Key events The month began with United Nations forces driv- ing- Communist armies back toward the north in the fourth reversal of direction since the start of the war in June 1950. The U.N.'s air superiority helped, as per- sistent bombings by the U.N. Air Forces made resupply for the Chinese, now deep inside Korea, increasingly difficult. Even so, the Com- munists gathered their forces for another offensive. Elements of the U.S. 2nd and 24th Infantry Divisions inflicted heavy casualties on Chinese forces on February 1 near a series of railroad tunnels in South Korea in what became known as the Battle of the Twin Tun- nels. Faced with this and other setbacks, the Chinese decided to launch another major offensive to regain the initiative. The attack began February 11, and soon Chi- nese forces were once again making headway against U.N. armies. But they ran headlong into some deter- mined resistance near a vil- lage in central Korea named Chipyong-ni in what would become a pivotal battle of the Korean War. during the Korean War February 1951 The evening of February resupplied and reinforced by 13 about 18,000 Chinese air, and the superior U.N. air soldiers surrounded the U.N. defenders, including the 2 nd Infantry Division's 23 rd Infantry Regiment and a French battalion, in Chi- pyong-ni. The Chinese, sup- ported by mortars and artil- lery, persistently assaulted the village but were beaten back with heavy losses. The outnumbered defenders were reinforced by airdropped supplies and assisted by strikes from U.N. aircraft as the battle continued to rage for two days. Finally, on February 15, tanks from the 1st Cavalry Division broke through the siege and Chipyong-ni remained in United Nations' hands. The battle marked the end of the Chinese drive into South Korea. The victory at Chipyong- ni used a strategy that would be used again repeatedly in the Korean War and more than a decade later in Viet- nam. United Nations forces established well-equipped firebases in remote locations but maintained constant communication between the bases and the main body of the army. These bases were forces bombed and strafed the attackers, allowing the fire bases to hold out against the numerically superior enemy. These tactics turned the war from one of con- stant movement along the entire length of Korea into 00ALK 115 Gov Oglesby St. Elkhart 947-2770 il DailyLunch Specials $620 llAxn to l:30Pna Taco Tuesday $150 5:3o to 8:3o Wednesday Chicken Dinner o30 Thursday $10 Bucket of Beer 2- Free Pool Friday Fish Fry $9 55 Annual VFW Pancake & war of Sausage Breakfast a0000oss [ mountains of central Korea. , United Nations forces ral- lied after Chipyong-ni and attacked north starting on February 21 in Operation [  /" Y'---" 1'".', Killer. By the end of Febru- ary, U.N. troops evicted all enemy forces south of the Han River. U.N. forces were now within striking range of recapturing the South Korean capital of Seoul. Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy and ships from other United Nations countries began their blockade of the North Ko;ean port of Wonsan on February 16. This kept vital supplies from reaching North Korean and Chinese forces by sea. The 861-day blockade would become the- longest effective siege of a port in U.S. Navy history. All You Can Eat Pancakes & Whole Hog Sausage 7am - lpm Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 6 VFW Hall South Side of the Square Adults $6 Children 3 - 10 yrs $3 UNDER THREE FREE Carry Outs & Deliveries Available 341.8967