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24 By Mike Lakin Mount Pulaski high school seniors are planning a senior class trip Friday April 26 to Six Flags St. Louis. The chaperoned trip will be at the class's expense ($440). The money will be taken from the senior class fund. Participating seniors will pay their own expenses at Six Flags. Liability is covered for the senior trip. The request is being reviewed by the Board of Educa- tion. The junior class has proposed a rewards program for exceeding state exam stan- dards. The reward would be senior exam exemptions for the accomplishment. The request is being reviewed by the Board of Education. Ed Pharis is retiring after 31 years of service to the school district. Superin- tendent Todd Harem said the district accepts Ed's retirement with regret. Supt. Hamm added that Ed has been a valued employee. Superintendent Harem reported the three months average daily attendance for the scttool district was 464 students. This compared to 483 students in 2011 and 471 students in 2012. Karla Greisheim's resignation was accepted. Superintendent Harem said the district accepts Karla's resignation with regrets; adding she has been a valued employee. The Board of Education set high school graduation for 4 PM Saturday, May 18. High school students need 28 credits for graduation. It is possible for students to earn an additional four credits during high school. Superintendent Hamm said that if they allowed the studentsto have unlimited outside credits some students could actually graduate high school with their high school diploma and an associ- ate degree at the same time. The consen- sus of the Board of Education is to go with an unlimited outside credit option. As one person stated, "Don't hold back ambitious students." m The Board of Education approved the annual resolution to continue the working relationship with the Lincolnland Techni- cal Education Center. The Board of Education election is April 9. The votes canvass is April 23. A short meeting will be held April 29 at 7 PM tO seat new board members. Custodian Tom Davis has been pro- moted to Dir. of Operations by the Board of Education. Superintendent Hamm commended Davis for working beyond his job description and accepting the increased responsibility. Harvey Horton of OZAB presented the Board of Education with information concerning 0% interest loans over 14 to 16 years. The loans are provided by the state of Illinois. Mr. Horton said this is the best financial deal outside oi a grant. Powell Insurance Agcy Inc Deron Powell, Agent 114 E Cooke Street Mt Pulaski, IL 62548 Bus: 217-792-3371 Toll Free: 877.792-337t Ask me how these State Farm' health products can protect you if you become ill, or get injured and are unable to work: . disability insurance hospital income insurance supplemental insurance long-term care insurance Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there? CALL ME TODAY. TM ALBERTA REITERMAN, of Mt Pulaski, BEGINNING MARCH 7, Amanda Novy, died Tuesday (Feb. 26) in a one-car acci- MS, RD, LDN, registered dietitian, will dent on Route 54 between Lake Fork and provide additional services in Lincoln as Cornland. part of Springfield Clinic's Outreach Spe- ller 2005 Buick crossed into the oppo- cialty Services program. site lane. at 7:19 am went off the roadway Registered Dietitians translate the sci- into a ditch, where the car traveled 184 ence of nutrition into practical solutions feet before striking a tree and overturning, for healthy living. RDs can help individu- state police said. als make unique, positive lifestyle changes. She was pronounced dead at the scene Amanda Novy received her training by Logan County coroner Bob Thomas. in dietetics at Illinois State University in The cause of the accident is still under Normal. She offers comprehensive nutri- investigation, but state police report freez- fional assessment, education and coun- ing rain and snow was in the area at the seling with special interests in the areas time of the accident, of weight management, women's health, Assisting the Illinois State Police were heart disease and diabetes. Her personal the Logan County Sheriff's Office, L'm- technique in helping patients improve their coin-Logan EMS, and Mount Pulaski and quality of life at any stage involves mofi- Cornland fire departments and EMS.ration, accountability, evidenced based The crash remains under investigation, practice and positive guidance. Amanda Authorities currently hope that any eye- Novy will provide services at Springfield witnesses, that have not yet come forward, Clinic Lincoln, 100 Stahlhut Drive the will do so in an effort to glean a better first Thursday of each month. To rriake understanding of the series of events that an appointment: 217.528.7541. For more culminated in the accident, information: www.SpringfieldClinic. corn/Dietetics.