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Larry Medaris Participates in Statewide Legislative Event ance premiums and the need to authorize Illinois' participa- tion in the Interstate Compact for life and annuity products, giving insurers the ability to obtain approval from a single source for the sale of policies in multiple states; and a man- datory arbitration process that would speed up the claims set- tlement for consumers on small auto claims. Paul Green, Director of the Institute for Politics at Roos- evelt University in Chicago & Political Analyst for WGN Radio, spoke on the state of Illi- nois politics and the upcoming election. He also gave his views on the Lt. Governor's office and discussed redistricting. Larry D. Medaris of Country Financial in Mt. Pulaski was among more than 250 insurance agents, financial planners, and company representatives who traveled to Springfield to meet with lawmakers from across the state during Insurance Indus- try Legislative Day. Insurance Industry Legisla- tive Day is designed to bring together insurance industry representatives to hear from, and present positions to, state legislators and constitutional officers. Issues of major concern to attendees that were conveyed to legislators included: the impact mandates have on indi- vidual and group health insur- Helping you achieve financial security... no matter where you're starting from Let's get together for an Insurance and Financial Review to plan for today and tomorrow. Larry D. Medaris LUTCF 316 S. Washington - Mt. Pulaski 0310-506HO 792-3778 FINANCIAL ww w. €ountryflnanclal. corn Logan County Cemetery District 198 Cobblestone Ave. - Lincoln Tom Skelton - Superintendent 217-732-2372 RULES ON DECORATIONS in County Controlled Cemeteries (Revised July 2007) 1 Nothing on the ground during mowing season, April 1 through October 15 -ie - Flowers, ceramics, toys, etc. (48 hours for birthdays and holidays only). 2 No glass or breakable containers will be allowed at any time. 3 No thorn or brier bushes of any kind should be planted. 4 All hanging baskets or shepherd hooks must be approved size and type. (6 foot by 1/2 inches. All hooks must be placed next to or over stones. (One hook per stone only) 5 No kind of enclosure, curbs, archways or hedging will be allowed around lots, graves, or stones. 6 Superintendent has the right to trim or remove any tree or shrubs that have become detrimental, unsightly or inconvenient. 7 Superintendent has the right to remove any offensive object or objects, monuments or structures from lot. 8 No planting of any kind without written permission from superintendent as to what or where planted. 9 No kind of Decorative Rock will be allowed around Tombstone, Ledger plates or Individual Mausoleums, Effective March 1, 1988 due to becoming a mowing hazard to the employees and the public. 10 The superintendent has the right to remove the deco- rative rock already present if not maintained in proper manner by the families concerned. 11 All Flowers in the Union Memorial Gardens Cemetery area must be live and all plantings will be done by the Union Cemetery Trustees. Senate Insurance Committee Chairman Bill Haine (D-Alton); Representative Jim Watson (R-Jacksonville), Republican Spokesman for the House Insurance Committee; and Michael McRaith, Director of the Illinois Division of Insur- ance, also addressed attend- ees. Participants then made their way to the Capitol Complex where association leaders, individual agents and company representatives spoke to their Senators and Representatives to drive home the importance of free market competition within the Illinois insurance industry and the benefits it gives con- sumers. The day concluded as attendees met informally with their legislators during a reception at the Illinois State Library. Mt. Pulaski Table Tennis Tournament The final weekend of March brings table tennis back to Mt. Pulaski! This year's tournament will be held in the Family Life Center of First Christian Church, 114 N. Lafayette. Entry deadline is Wednesday, picked up any weekday during March 24, and entries are lim- office hours. An entry form ited to 45 paid applicants. The is also in this issue of the cost is only $15 per person. It is paper. The tournament direc- not necessary that entrants be tor, Ron McCarty (2171791-3558), members of USATT nor have can readily answer questions. a rating. Cash for 1st and 2nd Come join the fun. See you in each event will be awarded, on the 27 th when the doors open Total purse amounts to $200. at 8Am! Applications are available in Submitted By - the church office and may be Pat Straumann rrenCe's ner "Weather" We have been so lucky with our weather. Even though I know everybody isn't pleased, we have had no Haiti or Chile earthquakes. The TV and newspapers have warned us of tornadoes and what to do if there are severe weather alert warnings. Sometimes I think I could forecast the weather as well as it has been on TV if I hung a colored handkerchief outside my window and watched it. If it's wet, it's rain- ing - if it is stiff, it is freezing - if it's white, it is snowing - if it's moving, it's windy - if it is faded, it is sunny and if it's gone, it's been ripped off. Weathermen are never wrong - it's the weather. On the Lighter Side - Teacher: "How old would a person be who was born in 1920?" Smart Pupil: "Man or woman?" Food for Thought - John 6:48 I am the Bread of Life. Saturday April 3 at 10 Am Vonderlieth Living Center Age Groups Toddlers - 2 & 3 year olds Preschool -4 & 5 year olds Kindergarten & I st Grades 2 "d & 3 rd Grades & 4 th & 5 th Grades Rain Date - Sat. April 17 @ 10Am Brought to the children by Vonderlieth Living Center & Mt. Pulaski Jaycees Groundbreaking 6 March 21 Elkhart is almost as excited about the Habitat home build coming to their town as the family that will be the new hom- eowners. For example, the lot was donated to Habitat by Richard and Kathleen Kaesebier of Elkhart nd the Elkhart Chris- tian Church plans to be very involved in the build. "*" The new home of Kurt and April Young and their children is Logan County's fourteenth Habitat home and will be con- structed at 300 Stellar Street in -- - Elkhart. Habitat welcomes the € public to the official ground- breaking for the home at 3Pm Sunday, March 21. Tonita Rei- t fsteck, President of Logan , County Habitat for Humanity, ," has said that "the groundbreak- - ing will take place even if we - have to use pick axes to break the ground." Ivo by fours will be sold at the ground breaking for$5 each  to help finance the house. Pur- € chasers will be asked to sign their names on the 2 x 4s, which - will be used in the construc- ˘ tion of the home. Each signed 2 x 4 will be a reminder of the community effort that has helped this family to have their own home. Construction is scheduled to start the first of April, weather permitting. Habitat builds homes by partnering with the recipient family and with the help of volunteers. The Young family will be working along- side all the volunteers who will lend their hands and talents in making this project a reality. Work days will be on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those who would like to fllrnish food for breaks and noon meals on work days should contact the Christian Church of Elkhart, which will select a person to be in charge of scheduling the food for the workers. Habitat for Humanity, 217-732-6412, may also be con- tacted. When construction begins, Habitat will post information on their website detailing the type of work to be done each day and a schedule for work crews who have signed up to help. Those who are not part of a work crew are welcome to just show up on a work day. Should construction have to be cancelled on a scheduled day because of weather or some other cause, a notice will be posted on the website. This information is at www.hfhlogancounty.com under the "Build Schedule" tab. All volunteers are encour- aged to check the site. Lyle Fout, Harley Petri and Allen Shew are the coordina- tors of the Elkhart build. REYNOLDS ROOFING 217-737 0548