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ARTICLES DUE BY "It's old news, but there's nothing else wrong with it." Mark Twain 7:30am Wednesday 1 $ 2 April 29 o __ FOR May 4 I NEWSPAPER NOTE: Long articles submit- ~.+" ~ ted near the cut-offdate may be held over to the following issue Published Twice K Month - 24 Issues AYear due to availability of space. April 20, 2009 F~r r>..~ m~ Fun Stuff Elkhart Library (121 Boham) is hosting an open house - cash & carry May 1 & 2. Friday hours - 6:30 tO 8. Saturday hours - 9 to Noon. Items for sale are - earrings, rings, belts. necklace sets, slides, scarves, matching ear- rings & necklaces, bracelets, watches, and purses - always reasonably priced. Money raised is for library improvements. Alzheimer's/ Dementia Local Support Group Several families, in the area have loved ones who suffer from Alzheimer's/Dementia. The Internet has wonderfully helpful things to read up on, but nothing like looking some- one in the face and hearing them speak from the heart of their personal experiences. A group of us are looking at starting a local support group. It will be held in the eve- nings at Vonderlieth Living Center. At this time. we would like to see if there is a need in this area and the level of interest. The idea is for area people, who have loved ones or someone with an early diagnosis, getting together with others and sharing. Nothing is "in stone" so we value every- one's opinions on a time and date. Those interested can call VLC. Louise Voelker 792-5452. or my cell 737-1679. Submitted By - Jane DeWitt APRIL 23 - Logan County Democrats fundraiser from 5:30-7:30Pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lincoln. Guest Speaker will be Alexi Giannoulias. State Treasurer at 6:30Pro. Hor'Dourves and Beverages will he served. Cash Bar. Tickets are $10. APRIL 25 - Pork Chop Sandwich Sale, from 11Am - 1Pro at Johnson's Food Center. Sponsored by: Mt. Pulaski Women In Busi- ness~ Phone Orders: 217-341-8007. APRIL 26- st. John United Church of Christ benefit concert for Simonson Family and others. 6:30Pro at the church (cornel- of 7th & Maple Sts.) in Lincoln. Many in the com- munity will offer their talents to provide a variety of music for the event. A Love Offer- ing will be accepted. Refreshments follow in the Fellowship Hall. APRIL 27 Mt. Pulaski Township His- torical Society meets the last Monday of the month at 7Pm at the Museum. APRIL 28 - st. Pulaski City Council meets at City Hall at 6:30Pm. MAY 1 & 2 - Elkhart Library (121 Boham) is hosting an open house - cash & carry. Friday hours - 6:30 to 8. Saturday hours - 9 tQ Noon. Items for sale are - earrings, rings, belts, r/ecklace sets. slides, scarves. matching earrings & necklaces, bracelets. watches, and purses - always reasonably priced. Money raised is for library improve- ments. MAY 5 - Logan County Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 7 to 8:30Pm at the First United Methodist Church (302 Broad- way), Lincoln The monthly meeting is for participants to connect, share, and under- stand the challenges of breast cancer. MAY 7 - Mr. Pulaski Masonic Lodge #87 meets at 7:30pro. A light meal is served at 6:30. The lodge is on the east side of the square. MAY 7 - Mt. Pulaski Library Perennial Plant Exchange at 6Pm. An evening of gar- dening, fun. great refreshments, and door prizes. MAY 31 - Jr. Topper Basketball Camp will be held at MPGS beginning Sunday, May 31 - Thursday, June 4 from 5:30-7. All area students entering 1st - 4th grade next school year (09 - 10) are eligible to participate. More information is available at Mt. Pulaski grade school. GARAGE SALES TIME ~See Clas- sifieds for listings. St. Thomas Mother-Daughter Banquet St. Thomas Aquinas church will have their annual Mother-Daughter Banquet Sunday, April 26. The steak dinner starts at 5:30Pm and entertainment will begin around 6:30. This year the entertainment will be Lonn Pressnal. an accomplished Lincoln Pre- senter. This is our gift to the community as a celebration of Abraham Lincoln's 200th Birthday. You do not have to attend the ban- quet to enjoy the entertainment. Mr. Lin- coln will be sharing his stories with every- one in the sanctuary of the church after the banquet, around 6:30. We hope men, women and children in the community will join us for this entertaining and informative program. Submitted By - Madonna Boyle Meeting Change Mt Pulaski Township Historical Society has changed their meeting time to the last Monday of the month at 7Pm. April 27 meet- ing will be "Show & Tell". Bring something unusual, funny, antique.., etc. and tell us about it. See you there! Mt. Pulaski Perennial Plant Exchange Spring is in the air.., it's time once again for the Mt. Pulaski Library Perennial Plant Exchange. Bring a friend and join us Thursday, May 7 at 6Pro for an evening of gardening, fun, great refreshments, and door prizes. Bring as many plants as you wish to exchange. Please provide the name of the plant; and basic planting instructions and care. If you have any questions, give us a call: 792-5919. We look forward to seeing you. Mt Pulaski High School Senior-of-the-Month Matthew Blue Matthew is the son of Gene and Julie Blue of Kenney. While in high school Matt has been involved in Drama Club. Golf, Track. Football. Concert and Marching Band and FFA. He was named FFA Chapter President this year. Matt was Class Pres- ident in Grade 10. and this year was elected Student Body President. Matt also participated in Scholastic Bowl. and was named to the All-Conference team. He was a member of tile World- Wide Youth in Science and Engineering team for the past three years. He is a high honor roll student. In the community Matt is a member of 4-H Clever Clo- vers. where he has served various roles over the past few years, including Junior Leader. Club President and Club Treasurer. Through 4-H he has participated in many community service projects. including fairgrounds and roadside cleanup, parking for the Apple and Pork festival, chicken barbecue fundraising and Angel Tree participation. Matt is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Lin- coln. as well as the youth group. He has served as Youth Session Meniber and Youth Leader. and as Youth Assistant for the Worship Band Other activities asso- ciated with the church include mtssion trips, food pantry involvement, yard raking, assisting atan animal shelter and planting flow- ers. At the DeWitt County Museum Matt. has" assisted with Apple and Pork festival setup, worked at the brat- wurst booth, helped at the ice cream social and deco- rated for Christmas. Matt has been a four-year member of the Mt. Pulaski Community band. helped with the Kenney Fire Department annual chicken fry, and assisted with the annual dinner for the DeWitt County Republican Party. Matthew plans to attend college to major in ag busi- ness. The Senior-of-the-Month program is co-sponsored by Johnson's Food Center of Mt. Pulaski and Mt. Pulaski pharmacy. Monthly winners receive $100 savings bonds and are eligible to compete for the $1000 Senior-of-the- Year award. Capt. Eric Davis Honored for Duty, Honor, Country Capt. Eric Davis of Mt. Pulaski. received the Douglas MacArthur Award April 10 at the Illinois Military Academy in Spring- field. The award is to recognize company- grade officers who demonstrate the ideals for whi ch Gen MacArthur stood for: duty, honor, country. The award promotes and sustains effective leadership in the Army. "I am honored to have been selected as the award recipient for Illinois." said Davis. "It is a rare opportunity and a privilege to be allowed to represent the 2nd Battalion. 123rd Field Artillery, 404th Chemical Bri- gade and the Illinois Army National Guard in this situation." Davis is the commander of 2123rd For- ward Support Company based in Milan, Ill. Full-time he is the Chief. Sustainment Train- ing Branch in the Plans, Operations and Training directorate in Springfield. Davis direct commissioned from master sergeant to second lieutenant March 2001 and was promoted to captain May 2005. He has a bachelor's degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University. "I have to recognize the many mentors that I have had over the last 22 years," said Davis. "They took time to train, coach and mentor me and I believe that I took some- thing away from each of them. They are as much recipients of the award as I am."+ Brig. Gen. Steven Pratt. Commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 404th Chemical Brigade, presented Davis with a 15-pound bronze statue ofGen. MacAr- thur during the ceremony. Story by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Stephanie McCurry, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office White Goods & TV Collection The Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency in collaboration with the Lincoln Street and Alley Department will sponsor a White Goods Collection. The collection will be held Saturday, April 25 from 8Am to Noon at the Logan County Fair Grounds, Recy- clers should enter the fairgrounds using the Postville Drive (Main Gate) entrance. Logan County residents can dispose of household appliances such as stoves, wash- ers, dryers and dishwashers: water heaters: automotive items including engines, trans- missions, and radiators: barbecue grills (no propane tanks): bicycles: and aluminum items including doors, windows (remove all broken glass) and siding at no charge. A $5 fee will be charged for each refrig- erator, freezer, air conditioner and humidi- fier to defray the costs of recapturing refrig- erant gas. The reclamation of ozone-deplet- ing substances (ODS) used as refrigerant is regulated by the Clean Air Act in an effort to preserve the earth's ozone layer, which filters the sun's ultraviolet radiation. Potential health and environmental conse- quences exist if these materials are not properly handled and disposed of. In response to the conversion of TV sig- nals from analog to digital, the Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency will also be col- lecting TVs during the white goods collec- tion. Residents may dispose of TVs that are 25" or smaller for a $15 fee; the disposal fee for TVs that are 27" or larger (including consoles/big screens) will be $35. No other electronic equipment w~ll be accepted at the collection. Logan County residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to respon- sibly dispose of non-working/obsolete TVs. appliances and other scrap metal items. For more information on recycling activi- ties within the county, residents can contact the Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency at 732-9636. Submitted by - Mitzi Rohlfs. Coordinator