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JOHNSON START RIGHT. START HERE.  HARDWARE & GARDENS Open 7 Days a Week Mon. - Fri. 7:30Am - 6Pro Sat. 7:30Am - 5Pro Sun. lOAm - 3Pro 423 S. Washington St. - Mt. Pulaski 792-5911 Turn your winter blues into a new you today! Call to book your new look today! Hair Plus 7 32- 2 2 0 6 www. hai rpl u s-salon .com 327 5th Street Lincoln Check out some of our clients and how they express their style! 10 Mt. Pulaski Times Erich Maxheimer, son of Mike and Suzie Maxheimer from Chestnut was recently selected to receive the Leigh F. Zerbee Scholarship for $10,000 at the University of Illinois. The scholarship is awarded to Civil Engineering students, who are specializing in military science. Erich is a freshman at the U of I and is cadet in the Air Force ROTC program in which he is also a member of the Arnold Air Society. He is a member of the Orange Crush and also belongs to the Sigma Phi Delta Engineering Fraternity. Girl Scout Cookies Did you forget to order Girl Scout Cookies? Maybe the cookies are so good you need extra boxes. Mt. Pulaski Girl Scout Troop 6469 will be selling boxes of cookies at Johnson's Food Center Sat. March 19 from 10 am to 2 pm and Sun. March 20 from 11 am to 1 pm. All varieties of the deli- cious Gift Scout Cookies will be available. Stop in and stock up on your favorites. Thank you very much for supporting our troop. Scholarship Applications Available Mt. Pulaski Education Association Scholarship ap- plications are available in the guidance office at the high school. Applications, essay and references must be turned in on Friday, April 8 by the end of the school day. Applicant interviews will be conducted Wednesday, April 27 starting at 3:20 pm in the high school learning center. The MPEA is honored to be able to award three $500 one-year scholarships each year to senior students con- tinuing their education. Offering Community Improvement Grants To 4-H Clubs & FFA Chapters 4-H clubs and FFA chapters are encouraged to develop a plan to implement an improvement project in their local community. Farm Credit Services of Illinois will be awarding $250 community improvement, grants for up to 60 proposal projects submitted by 4-H and FFA members. This is the third year Farm Credit has funded community improvement grants for 4-H clubs and the first year that FFA chapters are eligible for the grant program. "It is a privilege for Farm Credit to share a vision for healthy rural communities with 4-H and FFA members. We look tbrward to investing up to $15,000 in total as we team- up with young people who are willing to make positive and tangible contributions in their local communities," says Rod Stoll, vice president of public relations for Farm Credit. Clubs and chapters must be based in one of the 60 central and southern Illinois counties served by Farm Credit Ser- vices of Illinois. Grants were awarded to support projects including: implementing a tree planting program, creating a flower or community garden at a school, landscaping a new fire station, installing a flag pole at a local park entrance, restor- ing a children's park, building a welcome sign in a small community, constructing and maintaining a community bulletin board, cleaning up an abandoned cemetery, and developing a beautification and building repair project at a county fairgrounds. Community residents should contact a local 4-H member or leader or FFA member or advisor if they have a suggested improve- ment project that the club or chapter may consider pursu- ing. Applications must be submitted online by March 31 at HCGrants.html. Other com- munity organizations are welcome to collaborate with 4-H and FFA groups in com- pleting the respective projects. Questions may be directed o Applications will be reviewed and grants will be awarded by a selection team comprised of agriculture industry representatives and rural community leaders. March 5, 2011