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13 ,J= O I The Haircut From Chuck Laughery A florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, "1 cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week." When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a "thank you" card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door. A cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, "1 cannot accept money from you, rm doing community service this week." Next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a "thank you" card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door. A Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, "1 can not accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week." The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut. And that, my friend, illustrates the fun- damental difference between the citi- zens of our country and the politicians who run it. Three Wives From Jane DeWitt The first man married a woman from Wisconsin. He told her that she was to do the dishes and house cleaning. It took a couple of days, but on the third day, he came home to see a clean house and dishes washed and put away. The second man married a woman from Minnesota. He gave his wife orders that she was to do all the clean- ing, dishes and the cooking. The first day he didn't see any results, but the next day he saw it was better. By the third day, he saw his house was clean, the dishes were done and there was a huge dinner on the table. The third man married a girl from Illi- nois. He ordered her to keep the house cleaned, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed, and hot meals on the table for every meal. First day he didn't see anything. Second day he didn't see anything. By the third day, some of the swelling had gone down and he could see a little out of his left eye. His arm was healed enough that he could fix himself a sandwich and load the dishwasher. Tired Dog From Bob Metz An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard. I could tell he had a home and was well taken care of. I gave him a few pats on his head; he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hail, curled up in the corner and fell asleep. An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out. The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour. This continued off and on for several weeks. Curious I pinned a note to his collar: '1 would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every after- noon your dog comes to my house for a nap.' The next day he arrived for his nap, with this note: 'He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3 - he's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?' Mt. Pulaski Grade School Students of the Month 7th - Julia Beccue Daughter of Jeffrey & Jeanie Beccue of Mt. Pulaski. 8th- Chelsea Siembida Daughter of Paul & Linda Siembida of Elkhart. 6th- Kamryn Aylesworth Daughter of Randy & Kelly Aylesworth of Mt. Pulaski. Nominated to Attend United States Air Force Academy 24/7 AUTOMATIC POWER PROTECTION Protect the thlngs that matter most. Erich Maxheimer of Chestnut has been nominated by U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, (R-Peoria) to attend the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo. Erich is the son of ]Mike and Suzie Maxheimer and attends Mt. Pulaski High School. According to a press release from Schock's office, Mmxheimer was selected after a "hi;ghly com- petitive application aLnd inter- view process." Rep. Schock nominated Erich, and an additional 19 students .... i = :? :i :=: : youngfrm centralmen ... IllinoiS.have character,"These / "i  ,,, integrity, motivation and pride, t and I am proud to nominate = ! : them," said Schock. "Upon  = :i=:= appointment, they will be attending outstanding schools and joining the world's finest fighting force. I am confident they will serve our country with distinction." Upon graduation from the academy, Erich will receive a Bach- elor of Science degree and will be commissioned an officer. Sunset Regional Champion Brandon Brian, an Arbor View High School junior, is the 2010 Nevada 4A 1301b Las Vegas Sunset Regional Wrestling Cham- pion and a Nevada State Championship qualifier. His proud par- ents are Greg and Sharon Damarin of Las Vegas and his grand- parents are Harry and JoAnn Damarin of Mt. Pulaski. Golfer: "Do you think my game is improving?" English Caddy: "Oh yes, Sir! You miss the ball much closer than you used to." J When it comes to long-term care, THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. A good thing about Long-Term (2are Insurance from State Farm'* is that you have your choice of care options-, including in your home. Yoffll also be helping to protect your life savings from the cost of extended care. To learn more about it, just talk to your neighborhood State FarIn agent. Poweli Insurance Agcy Inc Der0n P0well. Agent Mt Pulaski. IL 62548 Bus: 217-792-3371 www.der0np0well.c0m LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR  STATE FSdtM I$ TEIERE2 m Praviding Insurance and Financial Services Have power when the power goes out with our Guardian Standby Generators When the power goes out.., and it will... You can depend on our Guardian Standby Generators for automatic back-up power f Fully Automatic " 24/7 Protection ,f Permanently Installed 4' Better Than Portables Now Installing Geothermal Heating & Cooling Geothermal heating & cooling uses the relatively con- stant temperature of the earth to heat & cool homes and businesses with 40% to 70% less energy. Geothermal heat pumps use electricity to simply move heat from the earth into buildings. A geothermal heat pump can move up to 4 units of heat for every unit of electricity needed to power the system, resulting in an equivalence of over 400% efficiency. Good News! The government revised Federal Tax Credits for homeowners who install geothermal heat pumps. The tax credit is up to 30% of the total cost of installation for home owners. Dave Bassett- John Wyss 105 E. Jefferson St. - North Side of Square Mt. Pulaski lic. #0518-1898 79 593