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m ! from the d/of Joe King r h) o l.a ta Table Tennis Tournament Saturday March 21, the Mt. Pulaski Table Tennis Tour- nament will be held at the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church Family Life Center. Doors Open: 8:00 a.m., Check In By: 8:45 a.m., and Start Time: 9:00 a.m. Entry Deadline: Wednes- day, March 18. Entry Limit: First 45 paid entries. Entry Fee: $20 per person. Players need not be members of USATT nor have a rating. Ratings will be used for seed- ing purposes only, where appli- cable. Format is 3-person opening round robin to determine dass in singles. Players will then compete in bigger round robins in Class A, Class B, or Class C. Matches are best 3-of-5 games to 11. Cash prizes for 1st and 2nd in each event. For information contact Tourney Director Ron McCarty (217) 791-3558. Further information and entry form will be in March 2 issue of the paper. Library Per Capita Grants Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded FY15 Illinois Public Library Per Capita and Equaliza- tion Aid Grants totaling $15.2 million to 635 public librar- ies serving almost 12 million patrons. LocaI Library Per Capita Grants. . . Elkhart Library District $880 Mt Pulaski Public Library Dis- trict $3,575 Barday Public Library District $4,945 Per Capita Grant funding is authorized under Illinois library law and helps ensure that public libraries have some of the resources they need for expenses such as materials, per- sonnel, equipment, electronic access, telecommunications and technology. ...available at Salt Creek Attic. CEO of Gallup says that the govemment's claim of a 5.6% unemployment rate is a lie. CEO of Gallup says the number of full time jobs as a percentage of the popula- tion is at its lowest ever. Warrensburg-Latham Middle School Mathcounts team placed second in their competition at Millikin Saturday February 2. Shawn Troike advanced to the state competition. He will par- ticipate in the State Mathcounts competition in Lisle, Illinois March 7. Water Utilities Promote Value of Water The following summarizes an article recently published by the Illinois Municipal League. While most of us recognize the importance of water to our lives and lifestyles - what we value to a lesser degree - are the processes, equipment, and facil- ities, the water utility inf, astruc- ture and services, the deliver safe water to otir homes, work- places, schools, and other facili- ties. Because drinking water and wastewater services areso reliable in most communities, we often take them for granted. It is important to remember the value of tap water service for delivering public health protec- tion, fire protection, support for local economies, and the quality of life we enjoy, as well as aneed to invest in water infrastructure. Accordlng to the Water Envi- ronment Federation's, "Water's Worth" there has been a lack of attention concerning protecting drinking water and wastewater systems in discussions about environmental issues, declining federal and state investment in water projects, and the failure of current utility rates to reflect the true cost of serv/ce. There is a strong need to address water shortages and failing water delivery systems. Submitted by City Coundlmember- Darrell Knauer University of Illinois Springfield Dean's List To quatify for the Dean's List, a student must be an undergrad- uate who took at least eight graded semester hours and main- tained a grade-point average of at least 3.75 for the semester. Area students honored are: Elkhart: Olivia Griesheim Mt Pulaski: Sylvia Klumpp Demanding respect is almost always met with resistance. Do You Know Who You Can Trust? It's a hard choice in today's financial Marketplace. With so many banks and other financial companies trying to get your business, it's hard to know who really has your best interest at heart. What's the solution? Placing your trust in A Real Community Bank@ solves that problem. Because only banks qualified to display this banking seal of approval are dedicated to hometown values and hometown commitment. As A Real Community Bank@, we're committed to the community where we live and work. Committed to making all our decisions locally and remaining focused on the needs of our customers and community. Come visit and tell us how we can serve you. FARMERS B A N K o,00,L 792-5211 130 S. Washington St. Mt Pulaski www.farm-bank.com