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Don't hit at all if you can help it," don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep. Theodore Roosevelt- New York City February 17, 1899 Public Auction 153 +/- Acres, Dewitt County 3 Tracts, Separately or in Combination Community Center, Kenney, IL Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 p.m. Tract 1 - 39 +/- Ac, mostly tillable Tract 2 - 52 +/- Ac, mostly tillable Tract 3 - 62 +/- Ac, pasture Parts of Section 3 & 4, T 19 N, R 1 E, Tunbridge Township, Dewitt County. TERMS: Sellers reserve the right to refuse any or all bids. 10% Earnest of purchase price payable at sign- ing of Contract. Closing on or before April 13, 2012. BuyeF(s) to reimburse for application and fertilizer for 2012 crop and fall 2011 tillage. "Lease Free" for 2012 crop. A boundary Survey to be completed prior to Auction. Buyer to reimburse for one-half of Survey, based on acres purchased. Announcements made at Auction take precedence. For maps, photos, additional information, contact Auctioneer or visit web site. AUCTIONEER Dennis Stoll # 440.000601 (217) 737-7360 www.stollauction.com Gun Model Train Repair Repair I can fix most anything in this shop.. except the crack of dawn and a broken heart. I can make almost anything.., but a living. Hook-Line & Sinker 301 S. Garden-Mt. Pulaski 792-5658 Little sticks will make big piles. Mt. Pulaski American Legion February I Reorganization Meeting Bob McCue called the meeting to order at 7: 00 PM. He explained, to thirty some members in attendance, the current organizational condition of Post 477. Bob said... The Legion Post has no officers. We are in danger of losing our charter. Many, once active, Legion members are now deceased or have aged and are no longer able to carry on. Some more able members have lost interest and no longer participate. The SAL has assumed responsibility for main- taining the building and grounds. They have also taken responsibility for special events such as the March Stagg. The Auxiliary provides much of the Legion's finan- cial support. Over the last five years poor attendance and lack of support by the membership has resulted in our leader- ship falling into the hands of a few people. We are missing five years of Post #477 histories. The Auxiliary reported the.free breakfast for vets is slated for February 18 with setup February 17 at 9:00 AM. Very few reservations have been made. SAL reported plans for the NCAA Stagg were well underway. Jeff Laasch reported a person (name unknown) fell off the load- ing dock and was injured. He inquired as to our insur- ance but nothing has been heard of the incident since then. At tb.e Legion meeting Bob McCue presented more details of events over the past five years. Activities of the Legion were governed by very few members - not the whole body - of the Legion. He emphasized the need for participation by all members. He felt the first step needed to reorganize the Legion was to elect a Commander, Vice Com- manders and Treasurer and BudgetCommittee. Joseph Lucas was nominated to fill the Treasurer's office and Scott Johnson, Dean Cates and Alan Roos as Budget Committee officers. Bob McCue was nominated for the Post Commander office. All nominations were seconded and, being no opposing candidates, Bob McCue ordered the acting adjutant to record the nominees elected by unani- mous acclimation. Ken Lowe was nomi- nated for Senior Vice Com- mander; George Blue was nominated for Junior Vice Commander. There being no candidate nominated to oppose these men the Commander ordered the Acting Adjutant to record their election by unanimous acclimation. Commander Bob McCue appointed Kenneth Buckles to be his Adjutant. The Commander will journey to the Blooming- ton State Legion Office to obtain copies of their records for Post 477's activi- ties of the past five years. He will also obtain all necessary manuals and forms. Commander McCue asked all officers to bring him copies of their DD form 214 (discharge). American Legion Post Reorganized Due to declining par- ticipation, we had a special order of business at the February Legion meeting February 1. We have a full slate of officers and some new committee members. Attendance and willingness to serve was highly encour- aging. Many members have, or will soon receive, a pro- posal as to how the Sons of the Legion will be able to maintain bar service. Keep in mind that this is only a proposal. Your input or suggested changes are wel- come, but something must be done. The Sons are will- ing to manage the bar, but find staffing without Legion guidance to be untenable. Please help where you can, and ask yourself the same question we asked ourselves when our country called us veterans to serve, "If I don't, who will?" Meetings are held every first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM at the post hall. Thanks in advance. Bob McCue, Commander, Post #447 500 S. Garden St. Mt. Pulaski Rotary Club 2012 Scholarship Announcement Mount Pulaski Rotary Club is offering annual MBunt Pulaski High School graduating seniors the opportunity to apply for col- lege scholarships again this year. Applications for the scholarships may be obtained from your high school guidance counselor's office or www.mtpulaskiil.com. Applica- tions due Friday, April 20. Mt. Pulaski Rotary Club has given out thousands of dollars in college scholarships to Mt. Pulaski graduating seniors since the early Mt. Pulaski Times 1950s. Once again, our club will be handing out $1,000 for these scholarships. Mt. Pulaski Rotary Club was chartered in 1936 and remains one of the oldest on- going clubs in our community. Mt. Pulaski Rotary continues to give to other worthwhile causes, such as the Mt. Pulaski Summer Read- ing Program, Logan County Food Bank, Mt. Pulaski Community Pride, Christmas for Yanks, and to the worldwide Rotary Polio Eradi- cation Program. Thursday - February 23, 2012