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February 19, 2011 it. Pulaski Times 5 Mt Pulaski Board of Edueatinn met Jamaa'y 24 The Board approved Sharon Cunning- ham's retirement letter for the end of the 2010-2011 school year. The Board accepted resignation of Sue Adams-Snelson. The Board approved employing Angle Likins as special ed aide on a part-time as needed basis. The Board approved employing Jeannie Sehutz as early childhood education teach- er's aide on a part-time as needed basis. Logan County Sales Tax will be on the April ballot. The Macon County Board has voted to implement the 1% sales tax in Macon Countythat was passed in Novem- ber. Superintendent Shelton'presented a pre- liminary layout of the plaque for the 2006 High School with the names of the 2003- 2006 School Board members who were serving on the School Board when the new addition was being built. The cost for this plaque will be in the range of $900. Mindy Gross and Michelle Clark were present to give a report on the High School Science programs. The programs include - Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Advance Chemistry, Physics, Advance Phys- ics, and Ag Science. The state requires only two years of sci- ence, but most colleges require four years. To meet college requirements, some stu- dents are doubling up on science courses their junior or senior year. High School Principal Morgan presented some course and requirement changes. Under these proposed graduation require- ment ,changes, class requirements will change and there will be additional classes offered. However, there will be no change to the credit hours needed to graduate. The Board approved the High School course changes as presented. A new school nurse contract was pre- sented for review. The cost for services would increase to $20,648 in 20t 1-12 and $21,360 in 2012-13. The current cost is $19,936. Any additional hours cost $40 per hour, up from $30 per hour. No action will be taken until the February 28 meeting. By Mike Lakin Officer Veech knew the driver was wanted out of Logan County on what's called a contempt of attach- ment warrant. Stop was made, arrest followed. Chief Freer saw the maroon mini-van swerv- ing in the roadway from lane to lane. This swerving occurred for the entire two blocks between Spring and POliceRep0rt Park where Chief Freer was parked. Road conditions were poor due to ice and snow covering and a stop was made. The driver said he "kinda got a little out of control." The does-e-doe "kinda" cost the driver $120 on a city ordinance ticket. Chief Freer checked the in-car computer and found the driver was wanted out of DeWitt County for "Fraud-Insufficient Funds Check". Stopped, the driver said he hadn't written a check in DeWitt County for months. None-the-less DeWitt County wanted to talk to him about all the others he had written before he embarked on the straight and narrow. Arrested, he was off to the county jail on a $5,000 bond. No checks please. - Small Engine Repairs Lawn Mowers-Weed Eaters-Snow Blowers & more General Auto Maintenance Oil Changes-Brake and Belt/Hose Replacement 5 quart oil change $29.99 (make appt please) Hours: Mon. & Fri. 9am - 4pm Tues. & Thurs. 6pm - 9pm 523 S. Spring St. - Mt. Pulaski 217-414-2271 / e-mail - Country Decor, Antiques, Florals, Unique Handcrafted Treasures So Much More Spring Item 00xriviag Soon Tickets for  Museum Reception Salt Creek Attic 106 8. Wahhngton Mt. Pulaski- Tues-Fri 10-4 e Bat 9-1 792-5117 Remembering Harry E. Hild By Mike Lakin Harry had a wide range of interests - and opinions. He was an accomplished gardener. Every year about this time Harry started plans for his summer garden. He'd stop in the office with a seed or plant catalogue to point out something new he was going to try. He always had tomatoes, his ongoing aspar- agus patch, peas, beans, and potatoes - the regulars. His indoor gardening was interesting. He had Christ- mas cactuses. If memory serves me right, those cactuses were genetically traceable to a family original that was at least 100-hun- dred years old. He also was accomplished at keeping Christmas poinsettias grow- ing well after the holidays. Many of the poinsettias were several years old. Harry's love of gar- dening was remembered at his funeral. His son Harry Wayne passed out seed packs to everyone in memory of his dad. Garden related, were Har- ry's wines. He made many different wines. For years, Harry supplied wines to St. John's for use in church services. For some of those wines, well, you had to have an acquired taste. I never acquired a taste for his rhu- barb wines I always thought they tasted too much like rhubarb. But, that's me. Harry was also well known for his opinions. Harry was a Republican. After the Reagan administration, that began to change. By the Clinton administration, Harry told me one day that the Republican Party was changing - and not for the good. He could not accept the idea that political parties could not put aside party dif- ferences and work together after an election. About this time, Harry brought in a letter to show me. Since the Eisenhower years he had donated to the Republican Party. But, no more. He had hand-written a nine to ten page letter to the party tell- ing them why the Republi- can Party was no longer t party he had belonged i And, that was that. As for his opiniolt Harry's proudest momaill came at a city council me.-ql flag. The late Mayor La67j Montgomery found Ha] "out-of-order" and used t[ official gavel to do it. An interesting guy tli will be missed. FINAL Planning Meeting Friday, March 4 at 7 P.M. At The Lake Fork Community Center All consignments to be on sale bill must be in by this meetin The 38 th Lake Fork Auction is Saturday March 26 ALL AUCTION MERCHANDISE MUST BE BOOKED IN BY 7:30 AM SAT. MARCH 26 Country fences need to be horse high, pig tight, and bull strong. COWBOY WISDOM. . - .... ,. . .