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Blood Drive A blood drive will be held from 3 to 6 at Elkhart Christian Church Thurs- day, May 12. Call Lucille to sign up at 947-2702 or schedule an appointment online at www.cicbc.org. Walk-ins are welcome. Thank You From The Family of Larry Haley Thank you so much for all the support you have shown our family after the loss of our father, Larry Haley. The calls, visits, memorials, cards, food, and prayers have been so appreciated! To Meet May 14 Logan County Democrats will meet Saturday May 14 at 10 am at the Owl's Roost Coffee Shop, 427 Pulaski Street, Lincoln. Special guest will be Jim Briney, Mason County Democratic Chair. Attendance is open to all Logan County Democrats. Thank You From The Family of Robert Jackson We would like to thank everyone for the kind words and other expres- sions of sympathy given to us on dad's passing. We would like to thank the nursing staff at Vonder- lieth for the expert care he received while there and also caring for me (Doris) while he passed on. Thank you to Peastey Funeral Home, particu- larly Don Peasley, who was so helpful at this dif- ficult time. And last, but by no means least, the Ryman - Fuiten American Legion Post 447 Honor Guard for the wonderful ceremony honoring dad's service to the United States. You guys are awesomet. Thank You All So Much Doris Helton & Family Jane Morris & Family Enjoyed Craft Work in Retirement Marie Ahrens, 100, of Lincoln, passed away April 26, 2011 at 5:32 am at Christian Village, Lincoln. Funeral Services were Saturday, April 30 at Zion Lutheran Church, Mt. Pulaski. Burial was in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln. Her parents, one sister and" three brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Ahrens was born December 13, 1910 in Mason County, the daughter of George W. and Clara Dierker: Deverman. She married George C. Ahrens on August 18, 1937 in Memorials: Lincoln. He preceded her in death. " Mt. Pulaski. Survivors Include- Son -Kenneth (Linda) Ahrens of Normal; Daughters - Jean (Ronald) Crane of Decatur and Lois (David) Graney of Fay- etteville, Arkansas; Four granddaughters; Two step grandsons; Three great grandchildren; Five step great grandchildren and One step great-great grandchild. Marie was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Pulaski. She built and sold craft items for many years after she and her husband retired. Zion Lutheran Church of 106 5 Street - Lincoln - 217-732-7773 - Toll Free 877-465-7773 Order nowthrough Memorial Day and receive 10% off total purchase Peasley Memorials where [ .......... families come for the., k ~~.~~ service and quality they trust.' j \ We provide our families with . '~ /11 \ lasting craftsmanship from / ~ ~d ~ Xx~ the" foundation to " | " ~ ~ ~ [ installation at the cemetery. When you choose Peasley Memorials be assured you will receive the finest products at a fair price. Come and see Dena Manley with over 15 Years of Memorial Experience. Dena Manley 3m Generation Memorial Specialist Monday - Friday 9-4:30 Saturday - 9-12 After Hours By Appointment CWhere good service with a good turn around counts!" Lincoln & Logan County's Only Locally Owned & Operated Memorial Monument Company. 12 Rotary Helps Students Travel & Study Rotary Youth Exchange is an inexpensive way for high school students to travel and study abroad. The exchange program involves spending 10-11 months going to school and living with one to three host families, who are Rotary. members. Participants must be between the ages of 16 and 19 and in the upper 50% of their:class. RYE gives students the oppor- tunity to improve their language skills and to fully experience riving in another culture. There are 40 countries from which to choose a pro- gram. The student also acts as an ambassador to their home country. Rotary Youth Exchange can be a most rewarding, ~e-time experience. RYE is truly a person- to-person international goodwill experience. For more information, go to www. csrye.org or contact Rebecca Drake, Mt. Pulaski Rotary Club President-Elect. Applications for local selection of a student for the RYE will be at the Mt. Pulaski High School. A local commit- tee will select a student to represent Mt. Pulaski in the youth exchange program. Application by the selected student to be mentored by the local Rotary Club will be at the end of the school year so that the student has the summer months to prepare for the .RYE international program in another country. Rebecca Drake, Mt. Pulaski Rotary Club Owned RHK Satellite & Cable Ronald Herbert Kfischke, 68, of Chatham, died Friday, April 29, at Memorial Medical Center. Cremation Services of Central Illinois, Cha- tham, accorded crema- tion rites. A Celebration of Ron's life will be held. at a later date. He was born on Janu- ary 26, 1943 in Chicago to Herbert and Julia Usyak Krischke who pre- ceded him ha death. He married Linda Kaye "Bunni" Ingram October 12, 1974. He was a graduate of the University of Illinoi~i an electrical en~neer~ who used his knowledge to build his business RHK Satellite and Cable, to provide TV services to the community. He was a member of Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church in Chicago, Springfield Jazz Society and the Spring- field Ski Club. Survivors Iqclude - Wife - Bunni; Chil- dren - Darren (Jacque- lyn) Ryan of Chatham, Derek S. Ryan, of Peoria, Gwendolyn R. (Cisco) Villalta of San Carlos, CA, Major James H. (Victoria) Krischke, USAF of Montgomery, AL; Grandchildren, TannerRyan, of Cha- tham, Sophia, Cisc0 James,Stella and Alex- andra Villalta all of San Carlos, CA; Sister, Nancy (Tom) Hoffman of Niles, IL, and nephews Glenn T. (Maureen) HoffI~an and Erick C. Hoffrnan. Memorials: Simmons Cancer Insti- tute, 315 West Carpenter Street, Spring- field, Illinois 62701. Staab Polk Memorial Home, Cha- tham, is serving the Krischke Family. Volunteer Cook for many Noteworthy Causes Edith (Di Salvo-Perna) Talkington, of Athens, passed away peacefuUy on Holy Wednesday. Funeral Mass was Tuesday April 26 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Athens. She was born February 15, 1916 in Wilburton, Oklahoma. She was the last surviving child of Anastasio Perna and Maria Di Salvo from Pietrabbon-dante, Molise, formally Abrutzzo, Italy. She was the first Perna child born in the USA in Wilburton, Ok. The Perna family moved to Springfield in 1922. She met and married Harold J. Talkington in 1936. They moved to Athens in 1942. Harold preceded her in passing in 1974. Edith was a self-employed home- maker, church and community volun- teer. She made and altered band uni- forms, cheerleader outfits, Priest robes, Alter boy robes, and Altars cloths. She was very active within the Holy Family Catholic Church in Athens. She was also active in the Alter and Rosary Society now called the Holy Family Mt. PulasM Times Women Society: She helped with fundraising with the Helpers for Christ. Her outstanding cooking abilities lead her to volunteer to cook for fundraisers for both Athens School bands, the Athens Library, the Athens Boy Scouts and many other noteworthy causes. Some of her recipes are in an Athens library cookbook. Her crotchet and knitting skills awarded her many best of class in the Menard and Logan count fairs, and also the Illinois State fair. She worked for the State of Illinois Department of Revenue from 1964 to retirement at age 72. Mother to Sharon "Don" Awe, Elkhart, Steve "Jean" Talkington Denver Co, and Jerry "Ruth" Talkington, Pleas- ant Hill, Mo. She has 8 grandchildren, and 8 great- grandchildren. Memorials: Holy Family Catholic Church, Athens or Zion Lutheran School in Mt Pulaski. May 7, 2011