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15 this preparation showed as Clayton gave is speech before the gath- ered voting delegates. This year, there were eleven officer candidates running for the seven officer positions. After the election process ear- . ly Friday morning, Clayton had to wait until 11:30pm Friday night to find out the results of the counted ballots. As he opened the results it was clear that, for the second year in a row, Mt. Pulaski would have an officer serving on the State Executive Council! His term began at ft. ,q the installation of officers on Saturday morning and will run until he " has planned and carried out his own State Conference next year. This June, the officers will gather together for training and will participate in an interview process and give another speech in order to determine which office they will serve ".m for the year. Serving as a State Officer for FCCLA is an incredible opportunity and one that Mt. Pulaski , FCCLA is lucky to extend to two students in two consecutive years. I would personally like to congratulate all of the students on their .,t hard.work this year! I would also like to congratulate Cady on plan- to ning an excellent conference and Clayton on the amazing accom- o plishment of being elected to serve this year. I am constantly amazed I,.i  at the incredibly high caliber of student present as Mt. Pulaski High School. The entire community should be proud of the way they have been represented. On April 23rd, the Mt. Pulaski FCCLA will be hosting their sec- ond annual Recognition Night for student members, parents, and business partners. Each of' these members will be recognized for their service to the organization and I am sure that they would ap-- preciate the presence of their fellow members, families, and business partners. If you have received your invitation, but have not yet sent in your RSVP, please do so. Cady Lowery and the rest of the 2013-2014 State Offi- cer Team with the State Executive Director, Mrs. Marta Lockwood. Incoming officer ClaytonLindley standing with out- going President Cady Lowery following the installation ceremony. Emma Stewart and Stephanie Bailey received a silver rating and 6th place in the state. Back: Brady Walsh, Brady Coppinger, Max Van Rheeden, and Max Coppinger. Front: Chelsea Siembida, Clayton Lindley, and Liam Haigh. The Parliamentary Procedure team received a silver rating and second in the state which advances them to the national competition. All Photos Provided By... Wyatt Waterkotte Family & Consumer Sciences Mt. Pulaski High School Invitation to Bid Aetna Township, Logan County, Illinois is accepting bids, for the mowing for the town parks. (Across the street from the Bank of Chestnut) and the grade school grounds (formerly owned by the Beason- Chestnut Park District) The bid must be for both properties. Mowing will be done as needed and the season dictates. If in doubt contact the Township Supervisor. The bid will include tdmming around trees, structures, and fences. The Bid will be per mowing. Bids can be mailed or dropped off at the Township office until 30 April 2014. The mailing address is Aetna Township, Attn: Mowing, 209 W South St, Chestnut, IL 62518.The bids will be opened atthe May 6th meeting of the AetnaTownship Board. Thank You From Duane Dingman - A special thank you to all my friends and relatives whowel- comed me homeat the airport from my Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Also, thank you for the cards and letters - Especially the Mr. Pulaski Grade School - Class 3B. Post Office Receives Compliment Lincoln Postmaster, Edmund A Carley for- warded the following to the Times. Consumer Affairs received a compliment fro m Kara Johnson. My name is Kara Johnson and I reside in Mount Pulaski, IL. My daughter, who is 3 years old, drew a picture for our mail carrier and left it in the mailbox on April 11. Our usual mall car- tier had the afternoon off, and another carrier named Deanna, delivered our mail that day. Deanna not only took the drawing and gave it to our regular mail carrier, she left a note addressed to my daughter that read: "Dear Grace, Your usual mailman, Tim, had the af- ternoon off today. Don't worry, though. I will take your beautiful picture back to our office and make sure he gets it!!! Your friend Dean- na the Mail Lady" I cannot tell you how delighted my daugh- ter was to find this note in the mailbox. I shared this with all my friends and relatives and even posted this on facebook. De apna went above and beyond and completely de- lighted my child and everyone I shared this story with. She is a treasure to your company and I hope you appreciate her!! Sincerely, Kara Johnson Mount Pulaski IL Accepting Contributions Mount Pulaski Ministerial Association, in conjunction with the community, will again be providing food items to families this sum- mer. Those families enrolled in the free lunch program at school are eligible. Food items are to supplement children.'s nutritional needs on a weekly basis during the months of June, July, and August. The response from the community last summer was phenomenal, and we sincerely thank you. We are once again asking individuals, busi- ness owners, and organizations to contribute monetarily to this local program. Together we have done great things, and hope to continue again this summer. Contributions should be payable to the Mount Pulaski Ministerial Association and mailed to Zion Lutheran Church / 203 South Vine St. / Mount Pulaski, IL 62548. Food items may also be donated. Each local church will have a list of needed items. Food may be taken to your church, or taken to the Zion Lutheran Church office. If there are "questions or need for additional information contact Mary Brown 217-792- 5264 or Judy Knauer 217-792-5029. We are proud to be part of this generous and caring community!