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Fire Fighters Race to the Top February 20 the Mt. Pulaski Phoenix Fire Department is sending a four-man team to participate in the American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb at the Hilton hotel in Springfield. Participants will climb up the thirty floors of the hotel. The fire department team is entered in the "full gear" cate- gory they will climb the thirty floors in full turnout gear with an air pack. They will be timed and each team's total time is added up, the team with the lowest time wins. This is a charity event where each team must raise four hundred dollars for the American Lung Association. Please help our team reach their goal by donating. You can give online by going to, then click on Illinois on the map, click the Spr'ingfield event and then scroll down to Mt. Pulaski Fire team and click on any member to make a donation. You can also give to any of the team members personally - Shaun Tyson, Chuck Cannon, Chad Kern, or Aaron Palm- quist. We would like to raise more then the minimum so any dona- tion will be greatly appreci- ated, and all donations will go to help the lung association in their efforts to fight lung dis- ease. We will report our results in the paper after the event. Sixty flights of stairs (thirty floors) is a long climb when you have sixty pounds of gear weighing you down but we don't plan on stopping until we are at the top. Thanks from the Mt. Pulaski Phoenix Fire Department stair climb team. Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday February 4 Please help this Mt. Pulaski drive meet its collection goal. Blood donations will be taken between 2 and 5:30 in the Meth- odist Church fellowship hall. For an appointment please call the church office at 792-3918. When you donate blood through the American Red Cross, you help save lives. Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. Your willingness to take a few seconds out of your life to donate gives these patients hope. Winter weather here in the Midwest has cause cancel- lation of blood drives and vol- unteers are leery about get- ting out to drives held. Red Cross indicates the supply of most blood types is sufficient but that type 0 negative sup- plies have dropped to emer- gency levels. All blood types are more than welcome, but if you are of this type or know possible donors of this type, please consider and pass on this plea. 00lt. 00Duta00ki Time00,122 Publ ;:t::?::A ' b:tntthhe r: l:tuh:: g :::rwgth;F'eb:ukrll:2010 mr- z >' Mt. Pulaski Grade School Speech and Drama Team competed in two contests this year Articles & Photos. Barb Maske County competition took place October 17 at Zion Lincoln Mt. Pulaski Grade School results were: Derek Baunach - Solo - 1st Sam McCarty - Solo - 1st (Judge's Choice) Sam McCarty & Julia Beccue - Improv Duet - 2nd Brady Coppinger & Brady Walsh - Improv Duet - 2nd Derek Baunach & Maddie Haley - Duet - 1st (Judge's Choice) Cady Lowery & Chelsea Siembida - Duet - 1st Molly Williams & Morgan Hayes - Duet- 2nd Stephanie Bailey, Emma Stewart, Breanna Lock- Group - 2nd Brady Coppinger, Clayton Lindley, Brady Walsh, Max CoplJinger - Group - 1st Sam McCarty, Angel Reno, Julia Beccue - Group - 1st - (Judge's Choice) Mt. Pulaski Gi'ade School state competition took place October 31, at Springfield Christian Academy Again, our team was very competitive. Mt. Pulaski Grade School results were: Derek Baunach - Solo - 1st Jordan Taylor - Solo- 1st - (Judge's Choice) Sam McCarty - Solo - 1st Elizabeth Siebert - Solo -2nd Derek Baunach & Jordan Taylor - Improv Duet - 1st - (Judge's Choice) Sam McCarty & Julia Beccue - Improv Duet - 1st Stephanie Bailey, Emma Stewart, Breanna Lock- Group - 3rd Brady Coppinger, Clayton Lindley, Brady Walsh, Max Coppinger - Group -1st Sam McCarty, Angel Reno, Brady Coppinger & Brady Julia Beccue Group -lst- Walsh - !mprov Duet- 2nd (Judge's Choice) Derek Baunach & Maddie Congratulations to allparticipants/ Haley - Duet - 1st Five Mt. Pulaski Grade School students were given special recognition at the Logan County Board meeting the evening of Tuesday, January 19 Derek Baunach, Jordan Taylor, Julia Beccue, Samantha McCarty, and Angel Reno were recognized for the achievement of Judge' s Choice Award at the IESA Speech contest held on October 31,2009. Mt. Pulaski Grade School had more recipients of this award than any other Logan County school. Congratulations to these talented students/ The Shoeman Project Re/. George Hutchings has made it his mis- sion to bring clean water to Kenya, one pair of shoes at a time. To fund his clean water ini- tiative, Hutchings collects used shoes and sells them to a local recycler. He uses tim proceeds to purchase drilling rigs and towing vehicles used to provide clean water for Kenyans. The Shoeman Project makes affordable shoes available to thousands in South America, as the local recycler ships the shoes to South America's used shoe ma/'ket. The project also makes an economic impact in the United States through the sale of unwanted shoes, the pur- chase of drilling rigs and towing vehicles. In 2008, Hutchings collected 156,000 pairs of shoes, which at 35 cents per pound, allowed him to purchase and ship two hydraulic drill- ing rigs. These rigs have dug wells that pump clean water for over 120,000 people! How can you help? Clean out your closets! Any type of gently used shoe is accepted. Tie them together with the shoe strings or put a rubber band around them. You can drop off your donation at the office at Zion Lutheran Church & School, Mt. Pulaski. The St. Louis Heartland Region of Thrivent Financial is helping Hutchings reach his goal of more than 300,000 pairs of shoes in 2010. Invitation to Bid for Mowing Services The City of Mt. Pulaski will accept sealed bids until Febru- ary 9, 2010 at 4:00 PM local time for the following described work: Mowing Services at various locations of City Property described below: 1. Southeast corner of High- way 121 at McDonald Street (Flag Field and Welcome Sign) 2. Courthouse Square (entire grass area inside of the retain- ing wall) 3. Lift Station #1 and Police Department Building area (north of Chestnut Street at Belmont Street) 4. Lift Station #2 (area between TLC Lounge and Mittelsteadt Property. (south of McDonald Street at Vine Street.) 5. Lift Station #3 (area around the Street Department Building at 500 South Spring St.) 6. Lift Station #4 (area east of Herrin Fertilizer south of Elkhart Road) 7. Well Field (south of Salt Creek east of Highway 121) 8. Sewage Treatment Plant.. The descriptions above are for general location purposes. Designations of the specific areas to be mowed will be addressed at the Pre Bid Meet- ing. Other areas may be added. Contractor shall provide cer- tificate of Insurance, in the proper amounts as directed by the City's Insurance car- rier, prior to commencing any work. Contractor shall provide all necessary equipment and fuel necessary to complete the work in a workman like manner. All bids shall be submitted based upon the cost to do each mowing for all sites listed above. The City of Mt. Pulaski shall inf6rm the successful bidder when mowing shall be done. When mowing is directed to be performed, successful bidder shall mow all sites listed above. Any mowing performed with- out City Approval shall be at Contractor's Expense. Pre Bid Meeting Required: All bidders shall be required to attend a pre bid meeting prior to their bid submittal. The pre bid meetings will des- ignate the specific areas to be mowed by touring each site to be mowed. To arrange a pre bid-meeting, please call 217-306-0198. Contractor shall submit a sealed bid, clearly marked "Mowing Services for 2010". All bids will be opened at the City Council Meeting of Febru- ary 9, 2010, 6:30 PM at which time all bids will be read out loud. Bid Award shall be made within 7 days of Bid Opening. The City of Mt. Pulaski reserves the right to reject any and all bids, and to waive any informalities in the bidding process. Any questions shall be directed to Mike Patridge, Director of Public Works, 217-306-0198.