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MPGS Students Get Safety Lesson Because the seasonal piece of information they task of lawn care some- forgot that could make all times involves children, the difference." Monsanto employees Along with the train- from the I11iopolis facil- ing/ MPGS students ity visited the fourth, received safety glasses, fifth and sixth grade earplugs and a lawn- classes April 8 to discuss mower safety activity the importance of lawn- book. The safety training mower safety, featured a lawnmower, Whether using riding which was used to dem- lawnmowers or push onstrate the mechanics mowers, the potential of the machine as well as for serious accidents is tips for what clothing to great. According to the wear and how to survey U.S. Consumer Product the land before mowing: Safety Commission, "I was pleasantly sur- 200,000 people - 16,000 prised when I first heard of them children - are about this," explained injured in lawn mower- Ann Olsen, fifth grade related accidents each teacher. "Providing a year. lawn mowing safety Statistics like these demonstration for 11 to sparked Monsanto's 12 year olds is a really safety team to create a important thing todd, lawnmower safety pro- and we're reaching them gram targeted at young at the perfect age. Most children, kids that mow grass usu- Bemita Johnson, a ally start at this age and member of Monsanto's any extra reinforcements Illiopolis safety team, and information can said, "With the weather make a big difference. I warming up, we thought . think our students were this would be an ideal interested in hearing time to teach kids about about lawnmower safety lawnmower safety. Many because we've never had parents think they've cov- any type of presentation ered all the basics but like this before." there may be one minor Did You Know - The Pentagon is considering a $600,000 toad and fairy sculpture at a new facility. ST. JOHN'S LlYmERAN CHURCH "The Little Chuzch Thai (buM" I 5:30PM Saturday Services ;10AM Sunday Services 223 W. Cooke St. Mt. Pulaski 792-5502 Small Engine Repairs Lawn Mowers-Weed Eaters-Snow Blowers & more General Auto Maintenance Oil Changes-Brake and Belt/Hose Replacement Mower-]iller Tune-Ups $41.99 (Plus Parts) Hours: Mon. & Fri. 9am - 4pm Tues. & Thurs. 6pm - 9pm 523 S. Spring St. - Mt. Pulaski 217-414-2271 e-mail - Doris & Associates April 16, 2011 Pancakes & Sausage Sunday Mt. Pulaski's Phoenix Fire Department will host a Pancake & Sau- sage Breakfast Sunday April 17 from 7 to 1 at the Mt. Pulaski Rural Fire Protection District Firehouse. Your dona- tion is the price of the breakfast. Have a Burning Question? Neighbor burning an old mattress? Does it vio- late City Ordinance? Your answer is just a dick away. The City Ordinance book is now online at www.cityofmt Banners are up on the Square celebrating the city's 175th anniversary. Times Photo Mt" Pulaski's got the best tasting water. Filling Your Care IdBrothers Construction & Remodeling Locally Owned / Fully Insured Kevin I-lild 217-671-0200 "Kevin did son work for us last year. We were impressed with his customer service. He also made sure his work was cleaned up at the end of each day. We look forward to working with him again in the future." Victor & Margaret Schrishuhn Iqt Pulaski Mt. Pulaski Times n ou Saturday, April 16 11am - 12:30pm 919 S Spring - Mt Pulaski Charming 2 Bedroom Hostess Cheryl Sampson 217-737-9771 7