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M. Tait's Jus' Thinkin' It has been mentioned, here, before, that seeking and dealing in truth is significant. Things aren't always the way we would like them to be. We are often called upon to deal with them as they really are. We may need to ask ourselves, am I dealing with factual information or popularly believed and repeated informa- tion. Just because some- one says something, doesn't make it the truth and just because it gets repeated doesn't trans- form it into the truth. I have heard it said, if you repeat a lie loud enough and long enough, people believe it. Here is a quote, said to be from Hitler's propa- ganda minister, Jospeh Goebbels. "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be main- mined only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military con- sequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State. Not dealing in truth has consequences, they cannot be put off forever, usually get worse with time. Are we asking the questions we need to ask, in the places we need to ask them? Are we get- ting honest answers? This may take some thinkin' M. Tait Did You Know... A study says that China is set to overtake the U.S. in scientific output in the next two years. A Canadian company is buying Muzak for $345 Mil- lion. April 2, 2011 Bradley Thomas Cowan 7 months old is the son of Justin & Janice Cow.an of Louisville, Kentucky. Grandparents are Tom & Judy Marley of Fillmore, IL - Mike & Kathy Toohey of Mt. Pulaski, and Scott & Debby Cowan of Dawson. Easter Egg Hunt Chestnut Fire and EMS Annual Easter Egg Hunt is 10 am Saturday April 16 at Armstrong Park. In event of rain it will be held at the Chest- nut Firehouse. Fish Fry Chestnut Fire and EMS Annual Fish Fry is 4-6 pm Sunday April 17 at the Chestnut Fire- house. $7 Adults, $3 kids (4-12), and under - 3 free. Mt Pulaski History Books On Sale Orders are still being taken for the reprint of the Mt Pulaski History Book (Blue Book) 1836- 1986. Cost is $58.70 including tax and $11 for postage if you need it mailed. Also, orders are being taken for the new 175th anniversary Mt Pulaski History Book (Red Book) 1987 - 2011 with cost being $58.71 including tax and post- age being $7. If you would like to sponsor a page in the new Red History Book, which means your name would appear at the bottom of a page (you could determine the page), cost is $20. Book Booster status is avail- able for $10. These dona- tions help with extra fees incurred with printing the new book. Contact Sue Schaf- fenacker 217-732-5693 or sueeddie@frontier.com. 0 00'9am 1 Adults: $8 - Children 3 - 12 Years $4 Children Under 3: FREE Tickets may be purchased at Salt Creek Attic or at the door the day of the event Hosted By- Mt. Pulaski American Legion Auxiliary Unit 447 Proceeds will benefit the Repairs & Maintenance Fund - American Legion Building & Grounds. Mt. Pulaski Times Still Available Tickets still left for the 175th Kickoff Awards & Visitors Evening at the Springfield Presidential Museum. The 175th Commit- tee has rented the entire museum for the evening of June 30 (Thursday). Heavy Hors d'oeuvres and bus transportation will be provided. Tickets may be pur- chased at Salt Creek Attic. Did You Know.. A Massachusetts job fair was canceled because of a lack of available jobs. Plumbing - Heating. Cooling Backhoe Service - Septic Systems IL LIC 058-147596 TWO 175th Anniversary Celebration Dinner (Four-Portable Air.Conditioners) Two large 1/2 block -long tents on East & South sides of Square, with on-going performance stage at corner of Lafayette & Cooke #1 General Food Tent [south, side of square] July 1st - Fri Nite - Fish Fry by St. Thomas and St. Pats Catholic Churches July 2nd - Sat AM - Pancake Breakfast by Mt. Pulaski First Christian Church July 2nd - Sat Nite - Polish Sausage Dinner by Mt. Pulaski School's PACE organization July 3rd - Sun Lunch - community potluck after town-wide church services July 3rd - Sun Nite - Pork Chop Dinner by Mt. Pulaski Zion Lutheran Church July 4th - Mon Lunch - Fried Chicken Dinner by Mt. Pulaski VFW Post 777 #2 Alumni Reunion Food Tent [east side of square] For all friends and families of MPHS graduates Friday Dinner - classes of 1930s, 40s, 50s, 60s Saturday Dinner - classes of 1970s, 80S Sunday Dinner- classes of 1990s - present Alumni dinner menu each night: Grilled Center Cut Pork Chops and Grilled Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, Cheddar Potatoes Au Gratin, Baked Seasoned Green Beans, Garden Fresh Tossed Salad (Ranch or French Dressing), Dinner Rolls and Butter, Chocolate or White Cake, brewed iced tea or coffee Class coordinators need to contact Mike Richner 217 792 5709 for reservations of their class or Tom Martin 217 792 3267 7