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~~l~ 17 ! 1924 Chestnut High School Basketball Back row:?, Lloyd Lakin, Burdell Myrick. Front row:?, Lee Schrishuhn, Keith McCann, ?,?. The photo came from John Hughes by way of Sue Ollis. The Farmers Bank Community Banking Week Planned Events April 5 - 10 is the 20th Annual Community Banking Week in Illi- nois. This year's theme is 'The grass is always greener on the Community Banking side." The officers, directors, and employ- ees of The Farmers Bank of Mt. Pulaski hope that you will join us as we observe and recognize our special week and celebrate our great community. Activities throughout the week include a food drive for the Lin- coln-Logan Food Pantry, a guess how much in the jar contest for kids, and a display of historical items showcasing the history of the Bank. In keeping with the "green" theme, the Bank will have a gardening craft activity (where kids can decorate a flower pot and plant a flower or vegeta- ble to grow) and will be collect- ing clean, recyclable plastics. Join us for Customer Appre- ciation cookout Friday, April 9th from 4 to 6pm with free hot dogs, chips, and drink. Thanks to everyone who has helped to make us a vital part of this com- munity's growth and prosperity. You've given us reason to cele- brate Illinois Community Bank- ing Week. The Farmers Bank of Mt. Pulaski Windows Tip This Windows Tip comes from a local "Computer Guru". If you've got automatic Win- dows updates turned on. as you should, occasionally visit the "Windows Updates" page to make sure that the system hasn't been waiting for your permission to install the latest updates. Avast! Avast! is an excellent and pop- ular free anti-virus and anti-spy- ware software. Bet you never heard of it. I've been using avast! for a couple of years and it's the best I've ever used. It blows Norton and McAfee out of the water. Small. fast free and deadly accurate. What more could you want? Go to... download Need Cassette Recorders The Mt. Pulaski Grade School Reading programs are in need of cassette recorders. Cassette recorders are used to audiotape students while read- ing aloud. Then the students listen to the recordings to better understand the areas in which they need to improve. If you have an old tape recorder sit- ting around that you would like to donate to the school, please feel free to drop it by the school office. Alternatively, if you have a donation you would like us to pick up, please phone the Technology Coordinator at 217-792-7220 to make arrange- ments. Thank you for your help! Heather Fricke Technology Coordinator Certified Technology Specialist Mt. Pulaski Unit District #23 Land of Lincoln Honor Flight Land of Lincoln Honor Flight wishes to thank individuals, organizations and businesses for their generous donations and efforts that have n~ade it Dossi ble for 104 WW II veterans and 56 guardians to fly April 21 on a charter flight from Abraham Lin- coln Capitol Airport to Washing- ton, DC to see the World War II Memorial, Arlington Cemetery and other memorials. Because of an anonymous donation, Mark McDonald and cameraman of WSEC will be on this Honor Flight to obtain video footage to create an Illinois Story program to be aired at a later date. A wel- come home ceremony will take place at the Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport when the plane returns at 9:25 p.m. Veterans on this flight come from the towns of Alton, Argenta. Astoria, Athens, Auburn, Beard- stown. Bloomington, Brighton, Bunker Hill, Chatham. Clinton. Dawson, Decatur, East Peoria, Farmersville, Forsyth, Gillespie, Girard, Godfrey, Golden, Harts- burg, Hillsboro, Jacksonville, Lincoln, Litchfield, Maroa, Mid- dletown, Morton, Mt. Pulaski, Naples, New Holland, Nokomis, Normal, Oreana, Pekin, Peoria, Petersburg, Pleasant Plains, Quincy, Raymond, Rochester, South Jacksonville, Sherman, Shipman, Springfield, Taylor- ville, Tremont, Virden, Weldon and Witt. A second flight, which will take 35 veterans, has been sched- uled to depart from St. Louis on May 26 using free veteran tick- ets donated by Southwest Air- lines. Veteran names continue to be added to the veteran waiting list that currently numbers 358 vet- erans. For more information about the flights, go to the web site or contact Ray Wiedle (Home: 314 427 2317; Cell 217 622 1473.