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11 Buff's Family - The Hebenstreit Family took O a big step January 19. They pur- " chased the building their res- taurant is in. It shows a lot of confidence in the local econ- , omy. Lana Hebenstreit took some time out of her busy day to talk about the local family restau- rant and the plans for it. Lana said that patrons would not see major changes in the __ atmosphere of the restaurant. In fact, that was one concern that she has heard sinee Janu- ary. There will be some work done on the upstairs apart- ments and some work on the restaurant's mechanicals. But she assures you, there will not be changes in the atmosphere you have grown accustomed to. What the restaurant serves salsa, cheese sauce, and Buff's own fried chips. And the story of the salsa recipe is partic- ularly intriguing. The Heben- streit family happened to be visiting Lana's stepmother in Colorado. Lana said she told her stepmother that she really liked her salsa. "You do?" was her stepmother's reply. That's when she found out her brother, Mark, in Staunton, Illinois had the salsa recipe. When she came back home, she called Mark for the salsa recipe. At first he declined to share it, but after some negotiation - possi- bly threats - don't know - the recipe became part of Buffs fare. While the tried and true spe- cials - some unique to Mt. Pulaski tastes - will always be on the menu, Lana is always ra looking at something different to spring on her patrons. She mentioned that another is in the works. But until final deci- sions are made, that special remains "in the works". "Running a restaurant is hard work and involves lots of hours", Lana said. But, she added, "I really love it and I love Mt. Pulaski". Lana said it's easy to say what days Buff's are open. The restaurant only closes Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Easter Sunday. It also used to close when the power was out, but now the res- taurant has a nice big stand-by generator so even when the power goes out, you have a place to go... even if it's just for coffee and conversation. By Mike Lakin - Times Photos up has been time tested. As Lana says, certain offerings have become "specials set in stone". One of the most pop- ular specials.., that still sur- prises her.., is liver and onions. Diners who devour the special comment that Buff's liver and onions "is the best ever". Lana said it might have something to do with the aroma. Many people like liver and onions, but don't want the aroma in their home kitchen. Buff's has really big exhaust fans. Another popular item on the special menu is Buff's chicken delight. Chicken aficionados are strong repeat patrons. Other specials that draw in local and out-of-town patrons are the homemade soups, spa- ghetti sauce, lasagna, and Tues- day night Asian stir-fry. All are prepared from family recipes. Speaking of family recipes... a newer offering that has taken off is Buffs Mexican. Part of the secret is the homemade (" Nacho orainary I Mexican... I )t's 6rear Mexican! Mexican Lunch & Dinner Every Thursday Homemade Queso Homemade Bomba Dip Sp.ecials Include... Naehos, Burntos, Chimmiehangas, & Faiita Quesadillas Bu [am,ly I00cstaurant West Side ofSqu'are, fiat. Pulaski- ]92-$233 Thank You I appreciate the fellows who cleared my driveway and walk of snow last Tuesday the 9% I enjoy clearing snow, but now I have to let someone else have that fun. I thank Jesus for your help. Emagene Green I read the letter in the last isstie that was critical of the City Council and Police Depart- ment. In January, the 2009 police activity report was published in this paper. Both the City Council and the Mt. Pulaski Police Department should be com- mended and not criticized for maintaining one of the finest small town police depart- ments in Central Illinois. That activity report could not have been possible with- out a dedicated Police Depart- ment and a dedicated City Council. The City Council sees the need to provide police pro- tection for this community and taxpayers should appreciate that the council provides the proper funding for the police department. As for the Police Depart- ment, I have never seen any evidence that they have ever  wasted the funding : provided by the City Council. As a taxpayer I take this opportu- nity to commend the City Council for providing this community with a police department. As a taxpayer I commend the Mt. Pulaski Police Department for its financial responsibility and its service to this community. An Appreciative Taxpayer 2010 Census 50 Ways Census Data Is Used: 1. Providing evidence in lit- igation involving land use, voting rights, and equal oppor- tunity. 2. Drawing school district boundaries. 3. Planning budgets for gov- ernment at all levels. 4. Spotting trends in the eco- nomic well being of the nation. 5. Planning for public trans- portation services. 6. Planning health and educa- tional services for people with disabilities. 7. Establishing fair market rents and enforcing fair lend practices. 8. Directing services to chil- dren and adults with limited Notice Of Public Hearing Mt. Pulaski Township Budget Mt. Pulaski Road District Budget Notice is hereby given that the Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinances for Mt. Pulaski Township and Mt. Pulaski Road District, Logan County, illinois for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2010, and ending December 31, 2010, will be on file and available for Public inspection from and after February 17 =, 2010, at the Township/Road Office, 404 South Spring St., Mt. Pulaski, illinois. Notice is further hereby given that a Public Hearing on said Budget and Appropriation Ordinances will be held at 7:30 P.M., Wednesday, March 17 =, 2010 at the Mt. Pulaski Township/Road District office and that final action will be taken at said meet- ing on said budgets. Shirley Schaal Township/Road District Clerk English language proficiency. 9. Planning urban land use. 10. Planning outreach strate- gies. (to be continued) For more information visit www.census.gov/2010census Mt. Pulaski CCC HELP WANTED PART TIME CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATE Town & Country Bank In Buffalo, IL is seeking an individual who will be responsible for handling customer transactions by following bank guide- lines and procedures, telephone inqui- ries, issuance of cashier's checks, money orders and traveler's checks, as well as meeting cross-sell goals. Qualifications include: high school diploma or equivalent; minimum of one year experience handling money in a customer service environment; high level of accuracy; strong verbal communication skills, in person and on the phone; working knowledge of PC and Microsoft applications; and the ability to operate a currency coun- ter and adding machine. Part-time hours are flexible but do require Sat- urdays. Salary is competitive and based on qualifications. All inter- ested candidates may apply online at www.townandcountrybank.com or send a resume with salary require- ments to: Town & Country Bank 100 Elm Street Buffalo, IL 62515 EOE M/F/V/D Frontier Communications Availability of Services In compliance with state and federal requirements, Frontier Communications of Mt. Pulaski, Inc. is required to provide notice of certain, basic services which it provides throughout its designated serving areas. Frontier offers the following local exchange telecommunications services to all consumers throughout its serving area: -Voice grade access to the public switched network; -Local exchange service including an amount of local usage free of per minute charges undera fiat rated local service package; -Dual tone multi-frequency signal; -Single party service; -Access to emergency service; -Access to operator services; -Access to interexchange service; -Access to directory assistance; and -Toll blocking without charge to qualified low income customers. Basic local exchange residential service monthly rates, excluding mandatory F_AS rate, if applicable: Individual Line: $16.96" Rural Individual Line: $19.08" *Other taxes, fees, and surcharges may apply Subsidized discounts are available to customers meeting certain low income criteria. Information concerning these plans is available from your Frontier representative at (800)435-1504_ The UTAC Lifeline and Link-Up programs help low-income individuals and households - including the elderly and persons with disabilities - acquire local phone service and get a discount on their monthly phone bills. It's easy for customers of Frontier Communications of Mt. Pulaski to contribute, Simply call Frontier's Business Office to indicate that you would like to be billed monthly for contributions to the universal Telephone Service Assistance Program in the amount of 50 cents, $1.00, $2,00 or $5.00. You may change or discontinue your donation by giving 30 days advance notice. lstQ10