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In Memory-- Carlin May 15, 1943 -February 12, 2012 Donald E. Carlin, 68, died on February 12, 2012 at Hospice Care Center in Copley, Ohio. Donald was born May 15, 1943, in Ottawa, the son of Earl and Anna Marie Keppe Carlin. He married Helen "Kay" Hurley in April of 1998 in the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church. She survives in Chesmut. He worked as an over the road truck driver and served in the United States Air Force. Survivors include children - Kathy Saferite of San Jose; Allen (Donna) Carlin of Peru; Lora (Ed) Greenfield of Mason City; Tammy Bassett of Pekin; Jason (Ginger) Payne of River- ton; and Kristina (Rick) Hitchcock of Tampa, FL; brother Herman Carlin of Emden; 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepson David Towle. Services were Friday February 17 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski. Mark Weber officiated. Burial was in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Memorials: Donor's Choice. "STARS" Two little boys were discussing the stars. One of them asked, "What is a star, I've often wondered," The other little boy said. "Here's what my mom told me," "Stars are the windows of Heaven where angels peep through. Up in the sky they keep an eye on kids like me and you, they cry each time we are naughty, their tear drops are the rain, but when we're good, they are smiling and they shine again." Sounds good to me. Who knows? (from a popular song I have.) lorence's rner On the Lighter Side- As the minister was complet- ing a sermon on temper- ance with great emphasis he said, "If I had all of the beer in the world, I'd pour it in the river. And if I had all the whiskey in the world, I'd pour it in the river, too." Sermon completed, he sat down. The choir director stood very cautiously and, while trying to suppress a smile, announced, "For our closing hymn, let us sing no. 365, "Shall we gather at the river." Food for Thought- t st Corinthi- ans 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is LOVE. "How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of and which no other people on earth enjoy" Thomas Jef- ferson. That is a statement worthy of consideration. One might wonder what specific blessings Jefferson would list when he made this statement. Initial thought may turn to gov- ernment, as Mr. Jdfferson, at this point in time, is known for his role in the founding of America. There are always comments about the government, are there many, however, that describe it as a blessing? Can it be that the form of government can be a positive or negative thing, as well as the people who are governing and the actions they undertake or do not undertake? M. Tait's Jus' Thinkin' America was founded and organized as a Con- stitutional republic, not a pure democracy, nor a dictatorship, nor a mon- archy. Some degree of study would be needed to compare and con- trast these and other systems. It is said that a constitutional republic is desir- able as it allows for development and growth of individuals and their gifts and ideas and abili- ties, more so than other systems. It also needs participation by knowledgeable, unselfish citizens. Could these be the blessings of which Thomas Jefferson spoke? Our role in circumstances and the form of government under which we live, are these things on which we should be thinkin'? Did You Know - A study says that eating cake at breakfast may actually help take weight off because there is less sugar and fat in a cake than in most breakfast cereals. Thursday - February 23, 2012 There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of Jeedom, intelligence,  and energy of her citizens cannot cure. Dwight D. Eisenhower LEY NUMENTS guarantee the lowest price for the highest quality monuments & craftsmanship Serving Families Since 1945 713 tlICKOX DR.- LINCOLN 735-4939 Mon- Fri 9-5 Sat 9-Noon After Hours by Appt. manleymonuments@yahoo.eom N(YrI(00I00 ABSENTEE AND EARLY VOTING GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION MARCH 20, 2012 Registered voters who expect to be absent from the county on March 20, 2012, may now vote in person in the Office of the County Clerk, located on the 2nd floor of the Logan County Courthouse, 601 Broadway St., Lincoln, Illinois through March 19, 2012. Registered voters, who expect to be absent from the county or are permanently disabled or incapacitated, may also make application by mail to vote absentee. Applications may be obtained by contacting the Office of the County Clerk, or on the Clerk's website at www.co.logan.il.us. Applications will be received by the County Clerk until March 15, 2012. No ballots may be sent by mail after March 15, 2012 as provided by law. No excuse is needed to vote by absentee. Early Voting will also be conducted in the Office of the County Clerk from February 27 through March 15, 2012. Early voting allows all registered voters to cast their ballot prior to Election Day by voting at the pre-designated site of the Office of the Logan County Clerk. Early voters must be registered and pres- ent a valid picture ID showing their current voter registration address.. Any questions concerning voting may be directed to-the Office of the County Clerk Elections Department at (217) 732- 4148. Mt. Pulaski Times 13 i' i i ............ r ............................................................... "-" '-'- +"- ...... M"TT + -+ =- 'm=- I = - X .-----=-r .... -