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MPEA Scholarships The Mt. Pulaski Education Association will award three one-year scholarships in the amount of $500 each, Two of these scholarships will be to aid students in obtain- ing further study in a profes- sional field of their choice. The third scholarship, the Jill Paget Scholarship, will be awarded to a student enrolled in a teacher education program. If a teacher education student is not chosen, the scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in any field as stated above. Eligible seniors may pick up a scholarship application from the high school guidance counselor, Mrs. Olander. The M.P.E.A. Scholarship applica- tion form will be available through Wednesday, March 31. Eligibility requirements include a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and enrollment in- a four-year university/college, a school of nursing, a junior college transfer program, or a vocational school. Applications, transcripts, and letters of recommendation must be returned to Mrs. Olan- der by the end of the school day Friday, April 9. All candidates will be inter- viewed by the scholarship com- mittee in the Mt. Pulaski High School learning center Wednes- day, April 14 beginning at 3:20Pm. Individual interview times will be scheduled for all applicants. , Annual St. John's Easter Variety Sale St. John's will be hosting its Annual Easter Variety Sale Sat- urday, April 3, from 9Am to 1Pm. We will have homemade noo- dles, some perennial plants, home baked goods, and a variety of handcrafted items, including goose suits. Come join us and get a number of specialty items for your Easter dinner or early Mother's Day gifts. There are no early sales and no advance orders taken. Mt. Pulaski Easter Egg Hunt This year's Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 3 at 10Am at Vonderlieth Living Center. Age Groups are... Toddlers - 2 & 3 year olds; Preschool - 4 & 5 year olds; Kindergarten & 1st Grades; 2nd & 3rd Grades; and 4th & 5th Grades. In the event of rain the hunt will be - Saturday, April 17 at 10Am. Vonderlieth Living Center & Mt. Pulaski Jaycees sponsor the Easter Egg Hunt. Blood Drive April 5 The Farmers Bank of Mt Pulaski will host a Blood Drive with the Central Illinois Community Blood Center on Monday, April 5 th from 9 am to Noon. Please mark your calendar for this event. This event is being held in conjunc- tion with Community Banking Week, April 5 -10. Refresh- ments will be served. For an appointment, call Leslie at 792-5211 or sign up online at Give what's in your heart! "It's old news, but there's nothing else wrrong with it." Mark Twain Published Twice A Month - 24 Issues A Year- Week of March 15, 2010 Fightfor AirClimb The Phoenix Fire Department sent a team to the Fight for Air Climb at the Springfield Hilton Hotel February 20. The team (Shaun Tyson, Chuck Cannon, Chad Kern, and Aaron Palmquist) finished in 4th place just a little over a minute out of 3rd. They were entered in the firefighter full gear class. They climbed thirty floors from the basement to the top floor wear- ing sixty pounds of fire-fighting gear. The team all had fun, and has the same attitude as Cubs fans, (wait until next year). This event was the first annual charity for the Ameri- can Lung Association and was a big success raising $67,269 for the assOciation. Next years event will be held on Feb. 19, 2011 and is open to anyone, you can climb alone or you can form a team with your friends, classmates, or fellow workers. Entry fee per person is $25 plus you are required to raise $100 for the Lung Associ- ation. Raising the money is easy, people are happy to help out and remember it's all for a good cause and no you don't have to climb in 60 pounds of fire gear, you can do it in gym clothes. It's fun, it's a challenge and we hope to see some people from Mt. Pulaski give it a try! This year's event saw almost 400 climbers and the fastest time to climb 30 floors was 2 minutes 24 seconds, and no he wasn't wearing fire gear! The Phoenix climb team would like to thank everyone that contrib- uted to our effort we really appreciate it, and WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR! Photo - L to R C. Cannon, C. Kern, A. Palmquist, S. Tyson MPGS Students Raise $1,280 Lake Fork Community Auction Saturday March 27- 9:30Am Consignments Taken Until 7:30Am Sale Day World Famous Pancakes & Sausage or Biscuits & Gravy Dinners Serving 7Am - 4Pro Sale Day Donations:S5.50 Adults, includes Coffee or Drink. $3 for Children Under 10. Sausage Pork & Cheese... Will be on sale at the Community Center the week of the Sale starting Monday, March 22 at 9Am. Community Center Phone (217) 792-5662 (Week of Sale) For Information-Contact: Walter Bryson 702-3939 (Shop) 792-3328 (Evening), Glenn Bryson 792-3939, Rich- ard Stewart 792-5891, Donald Riedle 792-5721 Or (Cell) 972-5721, Mike Maske 519-3959, Delmar Stewart 792-5793, Lake Fork Community Center 792-5662 Volunteer Auctioneers from 2009: Bernard Bree, John Lau- renzara II, Dan White, Less Payne, Wayne Alberts, Ed Voyles, Gail Quick, Gary Morris, Jack Pfeiffer, & Mike Maske. Clerks From 2009: Bob Shanle, Bubbles Collier, Todd Farris, Mary Hamilton, Carolyn Mckenna, Mary George, Larry Pickett, Tammy Page, Carla Harnace, Jane Pharis, Derick Martin, and Vel Morris. 2009 Results: Nearly 1100 Buyers Numbers Issued; 400 Consigners; 2500 People in Attendance. For Updates - See Sale Ad This Issue to Help People of Haiti A few weeks ago, the students of Mt. Pulaski Grade School raised money to help the people of Haiti who have suffered as the result of the destructive earthquake. Two Mt. Pulaski 6 TM graders, Katie Fairchild and Morgan Hayes, came up with the idea to ask each class to bring in their spare change to help the people of Haiti. The school children raised a total $1,280. Katie Fairchild and Morgan Hayes presented the check to the American Red Cross Friday, February 28 at the grade school. The 8 th graders donated the most with an amount of $231.68. The 2 "d graders came in with the next highest amount at $226.07. It was very generous of all who gave money to the cause, and those who gave their time work- ing to count the change. Special Thank You to George Beckers for carry- ing all that change to the bank. You are a gem! 2011 Meetings Mt. Pulaski 175 th Celebration meetings are the first and third Saturdays of each month at the Mt. Pulaski VFW Hall, South Side of the Square. Next meeting is March 20 at 9Am. First meeting in April is April 3 at 9Am. Fire District March Meeting The Mt. Pulaski Rural Fire Protection District Board of Trustees will meet at 7:30Pm Tuesday, March 16 at Fire Sta- tion #1, 612 East Dekalb Street, Mt. Pulaski. Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous meet- ings are every Thursday evening, 6 to 7:30Pm in the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church, Family Life Center, on Lafayette. Sloppy Joe Hot Dog Dinner Mt. Pulaski Grade School PASE (People Acting for Stu- dents and Education) is hosting a Sloppy Joe/Hot Dog Dinner, 5:30 - 8Pm in the grade school cafeteria Thursday, March 25. This coincides with the Spring Book Fair/Art Fair/ Science Fair. Menu Sloppy Joe or hot dog, green beans, chips, dessert, and tea or lemonade. Advance tickets are $5 (Sloppy Joe Dinner) and $3 (hot dog dinner). Each meal costs $1 more when purchasing at the door. Please help PASE plan accordingly by purchasing your tickets in advance. For advance order forms, stop by the grade school office or download one from the website ( mpgs). 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