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Topper Red Hatters On The Go... February Meeting The February luncheon- meeting will be held at the La Tea Da Tearoom in Clin- ton, on February 16 at ll:30a. Car pools will leave the Ameri- can Legion parking lot no later than 10:45a on that date. If you wish, you may opt to call another Red EIat member for a ride. Co-hostesses are Phil- lis Hawk and Madonna Boyle. Please call either of them for reservations before Friday, February 12. Telephones: Phyllis at 792-5225 or Madonna at 674-3709. Remember: Guests are always welcome... just call us ahead. Submitted by- Mt. Pulaski Rural Winter weather,so far, has given folks a lot to complain about. But sometimes the weather also P hands us some "weatherly artwork". Times Photo Pat Straumann Fire Protection S ltttle HELPERS .i00,rict000io 9 . Meetmg Dates CUPID Mt. Pulaski Rural Fire Pro- "'" tection District Board of Trust- ees normally meet the Third REE IN{0MING CALLS Tuesday of each month at' 'i F 7:30Pm, at Fire Station #1,  612 East Dekalb Street, Mt. Pulaski. The following (remaining) TEXTS AND PIX Only [I.8. Cellular" givea you Free Incoming Cal00, Text6 and PLx 00rom any phone on any network at any time. gxperience twice the bli tht6 Valentine'6 Day- LG BLISS" GET ONE FREE WHEN YOU BUY ONE FOR s_4995 Alter $50 1 mbem that come as Vl blt cards. Iui 2-yr ato. aM Prarnlm Mobile Irdmet Plans, $30  fees may apply. Available in White/Orange and Black/Green. 00.U.S Cellular. Planning Underway The 37 h Lake Fork Commu- nity Center Auction is Saturday, March 27 th. The second planning meet- ing is Friday, February 5 at 7Pro in the Community Center. The final planning meeting is Friday, March 5 at 7Pro in the Community Center. This is the last meeting to have a list- ing on the Sale Bill. Fire House Chili The Cornland Fire Depart: ment's 31 ,tAnnual Chili Supper tt 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. meeting dates will be observed for 2010. February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, Octo- ber 19, November 16, and December 21. HANDICAP ACCESS: Due to financial constraints, the park- ing lot at Station #1 has not been paved. Handicapped per- sons desiring access to the meetings should call any of the trustees: Leslie "Foxie" Hild, Eddie Pharis, or Mike Morris, prior to the meeting. The non- emergency phone number at the fire station is 792-5222; be prepared to leave a message. Eddie Pharis, Secretary Dies in Fire Mark W. Graft, 55, of Chest- nut, died in a fire at his home. Logan County coroner, Robert Thomas, said Mr. Graft was pronounced dead at 5:10 a.m. Monday (January 18), when his body was found at his home. Dr. John Ralston in Spring- field performed the autopsy. The preliminary findings from the autopsy are that Mr Graft died from smoke and soot inha- lation. The fire was first seen by a commuter on his way to work. Chestnut, Mt. Pulaski, Latham and Cornland Fire Depart- ments and EMS responded to the call at the home located between Beason and Chest- nut. Logan County Sheriff Dep- uties also responded to the call. Believing it was a struc- ture fire; the deputies left the scene. The fire was mainly confined to a shed next to a mobile home. At first, it appeared no one was home. One of the respond- ers noticed that there were n power lines leading to the mobile home and that it looked like no one was living in it. They then made a thorough search through the debris. They discovered Mr. Graft's body and notified the Sheriff's Office. Mr. Graft had been living in 00P&M Decatur 2235 W. Mound Rd., 217-877-2235 Lincoln 616N Chicago St., 217-732-3331 COMMUNICA11ONS CALL r0R STORE HOURS. Thlap ms waat  to know: New two-year agreement (subject to early termination fee) and credit approval required. A $30 actlvaticn fee may apply, Regulatory Cost Recover/Fee applies; Sis Is not a tax or govarnment-reqoired charge, Addlticeal fees, taxes, terms, coediUons and towage areas apply and wj by plan, service and ptwe Use of service constltos actare of the tonns el our Customer Service Agreement, See store for or visit uscalhtar.ccrn. liO: Buy one handset and get a second handset for free, Mail-ln rebate and actlvatlee required on each handset PrlantlUanal Plier subject to change, IJ,S, Cellular Visa Debit Card Issued by MataBank prsuant to a license from Visa U.S,A. Inc, Allow 10-t2 weeks for processing, Card does not have cash access and can be used at any merchant iccaticn tier accepts Visa debit cards, Card valid for 120 days after Issued, Prmlm Maldla Interred PIN Is $19.95 [ month. Application and data network usage charges may apldy when accesstn aapflnetlnez, 2010 U.S. Cellular. the adjoining shed that was heated by a wood stove and some type of s'pace heater. Mr. Graft died with his Loyal Companion Barkly.