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s&nns Mt Pulaski City Council pased CURB APPEAL ordinance. Alder- men in the Ward where a com- plaint is filed about the appear- ance of a property will inspect the property and write down their observation. The aldermen will discuss their conclusions with the property owner. If property issue is not resolved, the issue will go to Chief Lynn Freer for further actions. MT PULASKI COMMUNITY UNIT DISTRICT 23 is now taking appli- cations for school bus drivers for school year 2013-t4. See classi- fieds for details. PORK CHOP SANDWICH SALE - l 1 am - 1 pm Saturday, April 27 at Johnson's Food Center. Sand- wiches for Scholarships are a fun- draiser sponsored by Mt. Pulaski Women in Business. SPRING BRUNCH, 9 am - 1 pm Sunday April 14, at American Legion Post #447, Mt. Pulaski. Donation -$8 Adults, $4 Chil- dren 3- 12, children under 3 FREE. Tickets available at the door the day of the event. Mt. Pulaski American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 4z17 is sponsor- ing the brunch; proceeds will go tO the Post for the ongoing repair and maintenance needs Of the building and grounds. For several generations the Legion home has been a gather- ing place for special events for Mt. Pulaski and the surrounding communities. Your support for this event is most appreciated. CHESTNUT TOWN WIDE GARAGE SALES 8-2 May 1 l. Several houses participating. GEO Center will be selling Hotdogs, Chips and Drinks at the Pavilion. May 11 - Movie at dusk" Chasing Mav- ericks" NEXT ISSUE - Monday May 6. Short Articles Due 3 pm Tuesday April 30. Long Articles, Photos & Advertising Due 4 pm Monday April 29. Publication of articles submitted at deadlines subject to space available. from the ds of Joe Kin 9 When offering advice or a breath mint.., it's tactful to be wg to accept those things yourself. Mt Pulaski eIs"r Monday. April 15, 2013 $10 "It's old news, but there's nothing else wrong with it." Mark Twain SMALLTOWN PAPERS INC 217 W COTA 12/31/13..c SHELTON WA 98584-2263 Don't Stop Believin'l ALLEN SCHAAL Photo Performed by Mt. Pulaski High School Drama Club April 5 - 6. Three Red Oaks to be Planted Arbor Day The trees will be planted on-the Courthouse lawn Arbor Day, Friday April 26, at 1 pm. Tom and Cheryl Martin have given one tree. Doug Johnson of True Value Hardware has given two trees. Submitted by Barbara Stroud-Borth Staying Open For those who want to know the most important part of the meeting that was held in Mount Pulaski about the post office, the post office will remain open. If that was the most important thing for you then you don't need to read what follows. 1051 surveys were mailed out for the Mount Pulaski post office area. 377 surveys were com- pleted. From the choices that people could choose, the absolute majority said, reduce the hours and leave the post office open. According to the USPS spokes- man - Melvin Arps, Jr. - leaving the post office building hours as they are was not an option and was not listed on the survey. Starting probably the first of May, the post office building will be open 7:30 AM to 4 PM. It will be closed for lunch from 11 AM to 1:30 PM. Saturday hours will be 7:45 AM to 9:215 AM. It was determined by the Postal Service that it was in the best interest of the city and the Postal Service for the office in Mount Pulaski to remain open The end of Saturday delivery nation-wide is still out there as part of the plan to reduce costs. The amount-of cost reduction is not known. By Mike Lakin 'The local postal staff will remain, somewhat, the same. It Js a real possibility that the desk with not be staffed by a clerk, but an hourly employee. That would effectively- make the Mount Pulaski Post Office a satellite of the Lincoln Post Office. The decline in mail volume and the decline in postal revenue across the country, caused the changes in local post offices. The largest expense for the postal system is the pre-funding of retirement-health accounts. Interestingly, this banking of retirement-health accounts actu- ally includes people who will work for the post office in the future who have not even been born yet. That is preplanning. Several in attendance at the meeting w.ere USPS employees that asked some hard questions and had some-pointed com- ments. Often Mr. Arps Com- mented that this question or that comment "was above his pay grade of knowledge". After the meeting was over, Mr. Arps commented this was the "most challenging public meet- ing" he had attended. Mayor City of Mt Pulaski James Fuhrer (IND) Votes 340 75.72% Dennis L. Clemons, Sr. (IND) Votes 82 18.26% Charles Friend (IND) Votes 27 6.01% City Clerk Dee A. Jason (Ind) Votes 365 100% City Treasurer James J. Sutton, Jr. (had) Votes 378 100% Alderman Ward 1 No Candidate (To Be Appointed) Alderman Ward 2 Darrell E. Knauer (Ind) Votes 225 100% Alderman Ward 3 Otis "Pete" Howe (Ind) Votes 70 100% Alderman Ward 3 Sue A. Stewart (Ind)' Votes 76 100% To the Citizens of Mt Pulaski I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mayor Jim Fuhrer on his re-elction as Mayor. I would also like to Thank the Citizens of Mt. Pulaski for their sup- port. Good luck to Jim for the next four years. Thank You - Dennis L Clemons Sr.