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5 By Mike Lakin ," ' Sometimes you're surprised when you " read the back of a product -  ili! , 'Contains odor-fighting "Atomic Robots" that "shoot lasers" at your "stench monsters" and replaces .them with flesh, clean, mascu- line "scent elves.' Doug Johnson (Grocer) said he'd have to start reading the back of these products closer. Surprised both of us. Lawn Mowing- Mowing. lawns, call for bid - Jake Collier 737-3480. Zoning Variance Denied By Mike Lakin A zoning variance request to allow an ad- dition to a residence at 502 E. Cooke St. was discussed by the Mt. ZoningBoard before the City Council meeting. The Zoning Board de- nied the request. Following the Zoning Board meeting, the City Council took the decision of that board under advisement. The Council discussed the matter and found the request for the 25' variance would make it difficult, if not impossible, to deny a similar request from some other property owner in the future. The Council also was concerned about blocking the view of traffic on the street. Sue Stewart made the motion, seconded by Darrell Knauer, to accept the Zoning Board's vote to deny the zoning variance request. The Council unanimously voted to uphold the no vote of the Mt. Pulaski Zoning Board. Backhoe Update JeffAnderson attended the Council meeting to update the problems with the city backhoe. Jeff's list included $12,000 in repairs and hy- dranlic repairs of between $4,000 and $6,000. Jeff said the trade-in value of the backhoe is $23,500. The backhoe has been owned by the city since 2002. Mayor Jim Fuhrer said the question is whether the city buys a new police car or buys a new backhoe in June. "Soar on Wings Like Eagles" The 69th Annual Lutheran Women's Mis- sionary League Convention will be held April 25-26 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Effing- ham. The theme of the convention is "Soar on Wings Like Eagles," Isaiah 40:31. The public is invited to the convention. Pre-convention activities begin Friday af- ternoon, April 25. Convention day activities begin at 9 am Saturday, April 26. Featured speakers will be Todd and Jan Luedtke. VFW Celebrates 45th Year April 27 Mt. Pulaski Veterans of Foreign Wars Scroggin-Gee Post 777 will he-celebrating its 45th Anniversary. With an open-house dessert in the Mt. Pulaski VFW Hall 2 pm - 4 pm Sunday April 27,. All current and former VFW members and families, past commanders and families, as well as families and loved ones of the charter Councilmember Randy Reeter said the city needs more than one bid. City Treasurer Jim Sutton agreed - saying the new backhoe is above the amount of money the city can spend on a "no bid purchase". Jim reminded the Council they were 'spending taxpayer funds. Jeff Anderson said he would obtain more bids. In Other Business A Resolution honoring Madison Haley was approved by the City Council on the motion of Sue Stewart and Randy Reeter. The resolu- tion appears in this issue. The Council approved a'Resolution from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency that will make it easier to receive federal disaster funds if needed. The resolution was approved on the motion of Darrell Knauer and John Ut- terback. members are invited. Please RSVP: Louise Voelker (792 5452), Roger Bates (792 3485), or Phil Bertoni (792 5442). QUILTED ITEMS By Karen... ...available at Salt Creek Attic. Sometimes... The Bottom Line Is... Supporting Organizations and Causes Our Community Cares About Do You Know Who YOU Can Trust? It's a hard choice in today's financial Marketplace: With so many banks and other  financial companies trying to get your business, it's hard to know who really has your best interest at heart. What's the solution? Placing your trust in A Real Community Bank@ solves that problem. Because only banks qualified to display this banking seal of approval are dedicated to hometown values and hometown commitment. As A Real Community Bank@, we're committed to the community where we live and work. Committed to making all our decisions locally and remaining focused on the needs of our customers and community. Come visit and tell us how we can serve you. 130 S. Washington St. Mt Pulaski 792-5211 www.farm-bank.com FARMERS 'IBANK o,, e.-