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Science Olympiads Mt. Pulaski High School students competed in the February 19 Regional Science Olympiad on at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Teams competed on science topics that ranged from Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Astronomy , Ornithology, Ecology, Physics applications, and the Sounds of Music. The MPHS Science Olym- piad team includes Hannah Allen. Samantha Nichols, Haley Casper, Elyse McCor- mick, Rachel Allen, Lindsey Davis, Alexandra Conley, Matt Southerlan, Tyler Hubal, Ethan Cline, Patrick Bree, Mark Foley, Justin White, Kyle Przykopanski, and Kelsey Griesheim. The MPHS team came in 8th place overall, competing against such (large) school teams as Mascoutah, Belleville, Sacred Heart Griffin, Collins- ville, Edwardsville, Roxana Highland and Lebanofi. Elyse McCormick and Rachel Allen (righO were the first placed medal winners in the category of Ornithology. Congratulations to the MPHS Science Olympiad team for a job well done. Thomas Jefferson said, "An enlightened citizenry is indispens- able for the proper functioning of a republic. Self-government is not possible unless the citizens are educated sufficiently to enable them to exercise oversight" John Adams said, "Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.:. They have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge - I mean of the characters and conduct of the rulers." As ely as the mid 1600s, some colonies had provisions for public education. Included in the curriculum was, reading, writing, "rithmetic, M. Tait's Jus' Thinkin' history, geography and Bible study. It seems they felt education was necessary for self-development, for participating in the governing of the country and yourself. In order for the government to work, individuals had the responsi- bility and right to participate. This can be as a member of a governing body, or as a citizen with oversight of what is taking place. It does not seem the Founders envisioned citi- zens who were not involved. How do things look today, in comparison to what was constructed in the founding of this coun- try, America? That will take some thinking' M. Tait "Best sermons are lived, not Don't judge folks by their rela- Silence is sometimes the best preached." Old Farmer's Advice tives.* Old Farmer's Advice answer." Old Farmer's Advice Dallas Celebrating 90 th Birthday Dallas Knoy, who is holding his great grandson McCoy Dallas Moody, will be celebrating his 90 th birthday on March 21. Friends and family are invited to a Birthday Open House for Dallas Sunday, March 20 from 2 - 4 pm at the Chestnut Township Building. Dallas requests no gifts but please share a memorable moment with him and his family. Authority For Ticketing Violators for Blowing Lawn Clippings onto City Streets Mt. Pulaski City Code 8-1-1 SECTION: 8-1-1: SUPERVISION: All public streets, alleys, sidewalks and other public ways shall be under the supervision of the superintendent of streets and alleys. He shall have supervi- sion over all work thereon, and the cleaning thereof, and shall be charged with the enforcement of all ordinance provisions relating to such public places (except traffic ordinances) and is hereby authorized to enforce such ordinances. (1967 Code 12.101) SECTION: 8-1-11 DRAINS: It shall be unlaw- ful to obstruct any drain in any public street or alley, or cause any debris including, but not limited to, lawn clip- pings, leaves, tree trimmings, branches, weeds, or refuse to be expelled, placed, or deposited into public streets or alleys which may cause direct or indirect obstruction of said drains, fOrd., a-10-1) The City Ordinance book is now online at www.cityofmtpulaski.com. Click "Ordinances" on the left-hand side of the page. Country Decor, Antiques, Florals, Unique Handcrafted Treasures So Much More Spri00 Item Soon Tickets for Mmem leception Salt Creek Attic 106 S. Washington lt. Pulaski- Tues-Fri 10-4 & Sat 9-1 798-5117 March 19, 2011 Mt. Pulaski Times 13