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LLCC Agriculture Club places in national PAS Competitions Lincoln Land Community College's Agriculture Club placed in several competitions at the 30th annual National Post-sec- ondary Agriculture Student (PAS) Conference held in St. Louis recently. To compete at the national conference, the students had to win an event at thestate PAS competition. Club members participated in four competitions including livestock and soils judging, employment interviews, and agricul- ture education contests. Placing third in the agriculture education contest was early Holcomb of Mt. Pulaski. Holcomb also participated in the soils judging along with Kevin Tobias of Athens. The LLCC Agriculture Club received an $800 grant from the Cenex Harvest States Cooperatives Foundation for members to attend the national PAS conference. PAS is a national organization associated with agriculture/ agribusiness and natural resources education in post-secondary institutions offering baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees, diplomas and/or certificates. PAS has more than 100 chapters in 18 states. Agriculture Education Specialist contestant Carly Holcomb from Mt. Pulaski Illinois PAS Vice President and delegate Ted Dallard with 8oils Specialists contestant~ Curly Holcomb, LLCC Ag Club - Curly llolcomb, Mt. Pulaski President and Kevin Tobias, Athens 1 Packaged for Savings... Auto/Home Discount Talk about bud'gets and bene~ts, an Auto/Home Discount from Pekin Insurance TM has it all. You can save up to 30% on your Homeowners premiums and Up to 15% on yo0r Auto premiums when both your home and auto are insured with Pekin Insurance! Let one insurance policy give you a better rate on the other. Call your local Pekin Insurance Agent today about this money-saving discount. Auto/Home Discount... 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Having done all of the work for CEFCU, already used up the budget. No Mayor Fuhrer told CEFCU to further sidewalk work will be do its own bid work. done. The Mayor's frustration went 'The retaining wall_ around up a peg when he asked how the Courthouse is still being much CEFCU was offering the talked over. Todd Cyrulik property for sale. After two suggested using Gunnite to years of being told that there improve the retaining wall. was an interested buyer, Gunnite is used to line CEFCU said that they had not swimming pools. Mike Patridge worked out a price. The Mayor said it does not have a "great found it difficult to understand life expectancy" but would what was going on the last two improve the appearance of the retaining wall for a few years. years. Mayor Fuhrer is going to The work would probably need CEFCU to personally talk to to be done by h contractor. someone. He wants a face to Animal Control face meeting to get this ironed out. Alderman John The Council will vote on the Poffenbarger is ready to quit annual contract with Logan I You know you're in a rural4 Illinois church when... People grumble about Noah letting coyotes on the ark. Opening day of deer season is recog- nized as an official church holiday. When it rains, everyone is smiling. Prayers regarding the weather are standard practice. Four generations of the same family sit together in worship. There is no such thing as a "secret" s n. -"' High notes on the organ can set the neighborhood dogs to howling. People wonder, when Jesus fed 5000 whether the two fish were bass or cat- fish. [~ People think "rapture" is when you lift something too heavy, e~ tft Missed You A farmer runs into his minister after :~ missing the morning service. "1 missed you at service this morning," the minis- ter says. ~ "Well", the farmer says, "1 had some hay to put up. I figured it was better to I~ sit on a bale of hay thinking about God ~ than to sit in hurch thinking about hay." "- No Harm ~ Two fellers were in desperate need ~ of cash, but admittedly were a bit cow- ardly. So the one suggested they break talking and start suing. The County Animal Control at the into the Amish market. The logic being mood of the Council is - the May 11 meeting. The contract that since the Amish was nonresistant, stalling is over. costs $3.000 a year. If the City even if they were caught, no harm could Inarelatedmatter-the Court-does not have a contract, the befall them. Thus they carried out their cil will look at establishing cost would be $200 per callplot. [ a City Ordinance to requiremade to Animal Control. the registration of foreclosed In Other Business - ,owever, ust as they were breaking I into the cash register, the owner con- property with the City. It will require financial institutions Notices have been sent to fronted them with a shotgun pointed to promptly notify the City of property owners that need todirectly at them. Calmly, the Amish any such action, mow their property, owner said, Boys, I would never do thee i h No Parking sign is missing Project Schedule at Jefferson and Lafayette. The any harsh yet you are standing where I Public Works Director Mike sign will be replaced, am about to shoot. Patridge finalized projects for Police Chief Lynn Freer will Religious Bumper Stickers this spring, summer, and fall. graduate from the Crime Scene Jesus is coming, look busy! The new Forced main, being Investigation School the second mavaa away r om tno.c K il- or a=y, will , believe in the big bang theory. God way right-of-way, is the first be the only State Certified CSI spoke and bang it happened. project. The city will pay for in Logan County. The cost ofIf you're living like there is no God, crop loss due to the project,the class has a 50% reimburse: you'd better be right. With the cooperation Of the ment to the City. Heaven is a lonely place. EverybodY weather, the job estimate is ten Tree removal is complete. workday& Storm sewer catch basins arethinks they're the only one going! The new Elkhart Road pump being repaired. Some street Caution: Non Exposure to the Son stationwillbedoneduringJuly gutter work will need to be will cause burning! -August. done as part of the work. As long as there are tests, there will The tarring Of all street The Council will take another be prayer in school: cracks in town will be done in vote on the Stone River elec- September. tricity contract at the May 11 The problem with religious texts is In between this schedule, meeting, that the answers aren't in the back, the City will replace four fire either. Don't drive faster than your guardian angel can fly. " OHNSON-~,~--u'~. ILW .ARE & GARDENS s;A, IFull Service Hardware Store & Greenhouse Local Friendly Service open 7 Days a Week Men. - Fri. 7:30Am - 6Pro Independently Owned & Operated Sat. 7:30Am - 5Pro www.facebook.comljohnsontruevalue Sun. lOAm - 3Pm 423 S. Washington St.- Mt Pulaski 792-5911 Suspicion After living in remote Kentucky all his life, an old hillbilly decided it was time to visit the big city. In one of the stores he picks up a mirror and looks in it. Not knowing what it was, he remarked, Well I'll be! Here's a picture of my pappy. He bought the picture, but on the way home he remembered his wife, Lizzy, didn't like his father. So he hung it in the barn, and every morning before leaving for the fields, he would go there and look at it. Liz_zy began to get suspicious of these many trips to the barn. So one day after her husband left, she searched the barn and found the mirror. AS she looked into the glass, she fumed... "So that's the ugly o1' womin he's runniN around with!" Instruction About Church A Sunday school teacher asked the children just before she dismissed them to go to church, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?" Annie replied, "Because people are sleeping."