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Your Local .Federally Licensed Firearms Dealer Access to National Suppliers FFL services, transfers, firearms, accessories, and ammunition sales WE NOW SELL FISHING AND HUNTING LICENSES Johnson True Value Hardware & Gardens 423 S. Washington St. ML Pulaski 792-5911 Man, - Fri, 7:30Am - 6Pm Sat. 7:30Am - 5Pro Sun. lOAm - 3Pm www.facebook,com/johnsontruevalue Grand Opening Calm Creek Cafe (217) 792-5661 Unique tearoolh featuring gourmet espresso drinks, teas, desserts, soups, salads, sandwiches Saddie's Secret Place (217) 792-5636 Handbags, fine jewelry, fashions & accessories Salt Creek Attic (217) 792-5117 Handcrafted treasures, gifts, florals, candles & antiques 10th Anniversary Celebration - Huge Sales Vintage One LTD (217) 792-5217 Unique jewelry, custom florals, Lace Pottery, women's accessories Johnson True Value (217) 792-5911 Hanging baskets, 10% of all greenhouse & nursery purchases. Door prizes The Furniture Doktor (217) 792-5688 Under Construction by steve M.. (217) 299-0010 Antiques bought & sold, repairs, refinishing, remodeling, wood flooring, tile, baths, and kitchen Celebrates 45 Years Mt. Pulaski VFW Scroggin-Gee Post 777 Madison used the metaphor of the reso- celebrated its 45th Anniversary with a well- lute USS America in her award-winning attended dessert Sunday afternoon in the essay: "... she will always cut through VFW Hall. murky waters ad weather all storms ... she was constructed from freedom and liberty and in over 200 years, she's never sunk". Commander Bates presented a City of Mt. Pulaski Proclamation to Madison. One of the five remaining 1969 Mt. Pulaski VFW Post 777 Charter members, Richard "Dean" Toohey, was present with his wife, Lola. VFW Post 777 Commander Roger Bates awarded Dean a 45-year VFW pin. Also in attendance was former VFW Post 777 Commander Earl Jackson, repre- senting his original chartered-member son, David Jackson, who was not able to attend. Past VFW Post 777 ommander Walt Pour- chot was also in attendance. Long-time Mt. Pulaski VFW Unit 777 Auxiliary President and Treasurer, Louise Voelker, represent- ed her husband -- former VFW Post 777 Commander and long-time VFW Post 777 Finance Officer, Vernon Voelker. Also in attendance was former long-time VFW Post 777 Adjutant Tom Stephens, who holds, we believe, Mt. Pulaski's longest continu- ous membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars (since 1946 - 68 years!). Special guest, Mt. Pulaski High School Visiting VFW Officers in attendance: Honor Student Madison Haley, delivered VFW 10th District Commander Matt Wil- her 2014 national VFW Championship lis, VFW 10th District Quartermaster and $30,000 Scholarship Voice of Democracy former State of Illinois VFW Commander essay, "Why I'm Optimistic About Our Na- Virice Long, and John Richter, 10th District tion's Future". Madison won over 40,000 Service Officer and Inspector. entrants from all 50 states, including four The Mt. Pulaski VFW Post 777 was ViTW territories, being the first from our named in honor of our town's two Vietnam Illinois District 10 to accomplish this feat War KIA's: Raymond Gee, Jr. and Michael (only the third from Illinois). Madison is Scroggin, both Mt. Pulaski High School the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Tricia Graduates in the mid-60s. Haley of Chestnut. Submitted By - Phil Bertoni Post 777 Quartermaster TOP PHOTO - Matt Willis, Dean Toohey, Roger Bates, and Tom Stephens. PRIMITIVES By Wool Barn ...... available at Salt Creek Attic. Supreme Court is set to take on a challenge to an Ohio law banning lies in campaign commercials. Volkswagen Beetle is marking its 65th year since entering the U.S. market. GM is saying it can't be sued over crashes caused by faulty ignition switches because they haven't really been GM since 2009. ] tO O I,-t 4=