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3 I Failure to Finance a Means to an End? Benefit May 8 th By Mike Lakin The Lite Co. will host a benefit Saturday May 8 for Chad & Linda Radtke. For several years Illinois school districts will be forced, tive'for the !egislature to fund In addition to 50/50 drawing and bands; there.will a drawing for Legislators north of 1-80 have financially, to consolidate. And, schools next year. This may be a Cross Bros. X300 John Deere Tractor with 42" deck. List price is wanted school districts south of if. failure to finance school dis- the pro4erbial tightening Of the $3,000. The tractor comes with a 4-year/300 hour limited warranty. 1-80 to consolidate into larger tricts is what it takes to force financial screw for downstate The tractor drawing is at 11Pm at TLC. Winner does not have to be school districts, consolidations, there is no.incen- school districts, present. Chances are $20 each. The Current failure to finance school districts looks to offer a means to force that consoli- dation. When I printed the last issue of the paper, I picked up a copy of the Lovington High School's newspaper. The head- line- "Annexation in LHS's ": future? - Caught my eye. .. _ .... The school is exploring annex ..... : ation of the Lovington School District to the Arthur School District. The annexation talks were brought about due to the "failure of the state to finance education and pay their current debt to the school." The state owes the Lovington District $750,000 and the district antici- pates the state will fail to pay $300,000 to $400,000 in state funding next year. State finan- cial incentives would pay the "new" district $1,385, 244 over four years. The Lovington High School currently has a student population of 82 and expects enrollment will decline to 76 by the 2012-2013 school year. If the state's failure to finance school districts continues, the north of 1-80 legislators will have their wish come true. Downstate Lesson in Lying A minister told his congregation, "Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying. To help you understand my Bob Gasaway had a "two-fer" at Veterans Park. There was a baseball game and a track meet going sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17." on simultaneously. Bob took this really classic photo of Jared Maxheimer hitting a double for the :. ;: Topper baseball team against Meridian. : The following Sunday, as he prepared Is that Annie Oakley? No. That's Miss Kathleen Tarrant, junior high teacher, acting as starter at Mt. ,, to deliver his sermon, the minister asked Pulaski Grade School track meet. And, there's Sam running the 400 meters for the grade school track ii!i for a show of hands. He wanted to know team. how many had read Mark 17. Every Bob Gasaway Photos ' hand went up. The minister smiled and Pitcher Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds huded his first major-league game in 1944. Nux- said, "Mark has only sixteen chapters. , hall, the youngest pitcher in major league baseball, was only15 years, 10 months and ll Mt. Pulaski will now proceed with my sermon on the days old when he pitchedthat game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Used to be, in a typical season major league baseball would require 4,800 ash trees worth sin of lying." of Louisville sluggers. City Hall 00ff" Open House REYNOLDS ROOFING Sunday 217-737 April 25 0548 1to3 PM Tb,' Lite Company 304 E. Mc Donald- bit. Pulaski- 792-3335 Fri. & Sat. Kitchen Open to 11PM 'ire Monday 0NLY- Use the TLC VIP CARD for sandwich purchase Of $5 99 "d h" or greater and get a ouble punc ! I Monday*ONLY- Topping 16" Pizza Eve ry Thursday Nite - Hosted By Mayor Jim Fuhrer