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Mt. Pulaski High School Senior-of-the-Month Allison Haley Allison is the daughter of Jeff and Tricia Haley of Chestnut. Allison has been a four-year high honor roll -- --student. She is a member " of the Lady Toppers basketball team, Student Council, Spanish Club and World-wide Youth in Science and Engineer- ing. Allison plans to attend Illinois State University to major in Elementary Education. Johnson's Food Center and Mt. Pulaski Phar- macy sponsor the Senior- of-the-Month program. Monthly winners receive $100 savings bonds and are eligible to compete for the $1000 Senior-of- the-Year award. Vote For._ Jean Davis Our own Jean Davis entered an essay contest for McDonald's a couple of months ago. Jean was noti- fied that she's a national finalist in the contest (one of just five). Jean has already won of fundraisers to go to $500 in McDonald's workcamp each summer gift cards, and with the where they give a week public voting event, providing fellowship could win an additional and free home repair to $25,000 cash prize, elderly, disabled, and Needless to say, Jean's low-income families- no really excited and look- small potatoes!! Please ing for votes, send us to PA! Jean's essay is... Vote for Jean's essay I work with teenage at www.fries.mcdonald youth in a low-income Voting continues area. (Sur-fries-ing, through February 12. huh??) Many of these People can vote once a "small flies" are from day per e-mail address. single parent house- holds or have incarcer- So, as they say about ated parents. These kids Chicago politics.., vote... work hard doing tons and vote.., often. Mt Pulaski Published Twice A Month - 241ssues A Year 217 WCOTA C-12/31/12 Thursday - February 9, 2012 "It's old news, but there's nothing else wrong with it." Mark Twain SMALLTOVVN PAPERS INC Notice: Effective Immediately: Mt. Pulaski Township Park District Hours Sunrise to Sunset This includes all five parks: East Park (Pool & Playground); Veteran's Park (Baseball Field, Track & Park- ing Lot); North Park Pavilion & Parking Lot (Exception-Lighted Bas- ketball Court); Farmer's Park; Fishing Lake located on IL. Rt. 54. Anyone found in the parks after SUNSET will be considered Trespassers subject to arrest! Anyone wishing to use the parks for a legitimate activity may request an exception for use from the Mt. Pulaski Town- ship Park Board. Authority: Mt. Pulaski Township Park Board School Board discussed Replacing 1912 & 1927 Sections of High School, A brief discussion was held on replacing the 1912 and 1927 section of the high school. Recommenda- tion of seven classrooms: replace art, special educa- tion resource room, two social studies, two math, a health education and driver education classroom. The high school office area would include an entry office area, principal's office and guidance counselor office. A learning center and computer lab/media center would be needed. The balance of the addi- tion requires restrooms, hallways, and some storage area. An elevator might be required depending on the design. Cont'd on Page 15 Public Invited Free... "Prayer Breakfast" 9 AM Saturday February 1 Ryman-Fuiten Post 447 Mt. Pu|aski American Legion Honoring ALl Honor Flight Guest Speaker RSVP to Phyllis Meister 792-5151 or Phyllis Beccue 792-5698 / Mary Lincoln's Cake To be Served at Courthouse Saturday, February 11, Noon to 4 pm Everyone Invited to Celebrate Abraham Lincoln's Birthday at Mr. Pulaski Courthouse Mary Lincoln's Cake will be served with coffee and punch. Uncirculated pennies from 2009 will be given away. In 2009, four new pennies were minted to honor the 200  birthday of Abra- ham Lincoln. The third one was introduced at the Old State Capi- tol in Springfield. The reverse of the penny shows Abraham Lin- coln standing in front of the Old State Capitol. A legacy of Mt. Pulaski's 175 th Celebration is the new Mt. Pulaski Courthouse Foundation designed to establish a fund to begin to work on repairs on the building. The Foundation is also seeking to develop a list of Friends of the Courthouse. Brochures are available at the Courthouse.