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A surprise inspection recently occurred com- plete with drug dogs and all residence rooms were checked for contraband. Harbomag drugs, alcohol, or material revealing too much skin gets you an immediate one-way trip back home and no job waiting on the other end. Voluntarily or not, people come, and go giving an ever-changing set of faces to our small world. Or as a lady here aptly put it, "same circus, different clowns." I'm afraid she was also referring to me. I still remember Mr. Wible, the man behind the .town newspaper during my youth. Back then, my dad was a barber and he'd send me from his shop to the newspa- per office where I would place a dime in a fin on the counter and take a newspaper from the stack. And while I realize that The Times News is now called Mt. Pulaski Times there are certain things that although outwardly changed will remain the same or as we choose to remember them. Regard: less of how selective we choose our memory's to be, it's our way of deal- ing with change while we each continue our daily struggle to obtain the basics of life and the pursuit of happiness like others all over the world. BRAND NEW Warehouse Overstocks 30-60% Off Retail Living R00m- Bedroom Mattress Sets Limited Quantities Can Deliver Springfield 217-361"1357 TOTAL QUALITY MERCHANDISE FOR 8ALE - I-~use - 1015 Hawthorne Ct. Mt. Pulaski Danbury Subdivision, Owner built 2004 2.200+ Ranch Open Floor Plan 4 Bdrms ~; Master Jacuzzi Suite w/2 walk-in closets 2 1/2 Bath 2 Car attached Garage with Those 50+ Beautiful efficiency and 1 bedroom apartment Ask about our MOVE-IN Special! Shawn Lock & Fred lipp .QWI Wm rtmBImm Call Shawn 414-5413 553-6138 .............................. FREE - Will pick up unwanted mowers, chain- saws. showplows for free. Mt. Pulaski 217-414-2271 ..................................... FREE - 30' "IV tower, not bent. not broken makes a great deer stand for this fall. Indoor storage units available/ Spacious St or~ Room, includes-'eml3ty lot north of FREE - you dismantle & haul ! house, reffig, stove, dish-[ i away,792-5660 washer, microwave, window ............................... blinds, & ceiling fans, 217- RT. 121 & SEeWCES - Daycare summer & fall, cpr certified, 306-2.83 Main Street, clean home, smoke free, fenced yard, pool, rates Latham Jow as $20/day, 671-6353 200 Flora Dr. 3 BR, Melissa " 2 Bath, sunroom, office area, porch, attached 21 7-433-7099 SERVICES- Yard cleanup garage. All appliances and mowing, Mt. Pulaski only stay. Asking $85,000. Call 217-791-2280. Estate of Emagene Green FOR SALE - 2006 Sebring GTC convertible, less than 59K miles. Leather. Good condition. $7,000 OBO, 217- 828-1108 FOR SALE - 1989 17 ft (217)358-1995 Ranger fishing boat with trailer, 2002-60 hp mercury motor, Johnson trolling motor, eagle depth sounder magn~ view, eagle depth magna IlL built in Lowrance depth sounder, speedometer, rpm meter $5000 firm. 674- 3412 or 433-5625 SERVICES - Babysit week- ends, some days, depend- able, good w/children Morgan Hayes 671-4218 ............................. SERVICES - Yard cleanup, mowing & trimming ! Leigh- ton 2_17-636-6760 FOR SALE - 3-4 bedroom FOR SALE - 16X80 mobileSERVICES - In-home care house, 2 kitchens, living home, in country, Hartsburg for elderly, day/night, exp.,. room (fireplace), Family room address, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, (fireplace), laundry, sunroom, new dishwasher, ventless 217-737-5740 ............................. office, 3 bath, dining, bomb fireplace, many updates, WANTED TO BUY- Couple shelter, back up generator, 642-5338 alarm system. 2 car garage, gallons of in season mush- rooms, 364-4698 i 2 story bam, 3 lots, fenced back yard, 1/2 finished basement. 10-close~, 217- 412-6331 FOR SALE - John Deere 318 -- 38 inch mower, low hrs, 217-433-4295 FOR SALE - 5-Octave elec. keyboard w/multi-functions. perfect for beginner piano student, 796-3519 FOR SALE - 1979 Gtastron 16' trihull boat and trailer, 70 hp Mere $800 obo 792-5616 ....................... FOR RENT - 2 Bdrm Apt. w/garage, lease, references, 737-0347 or 792-5313 FOR RENT - Large 1 Bdrm Apt. central heat & A/C. garage, water, garbage & all appliances fumished, newly redecorated, new kitchen ............................ stove, cable, reasonable rent w/view, 792-5645 or TOWN-WIDE GARAGE SALE Saturday May 21 - All over and around Chestnut. from 8 to 2 1.0000 Remains Logan County has been issued a final prop- erty assessment equal- ization factor of 1.0000, according to Brian Hamer, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue. Assessments in Logan County are at 33.46 percent of market value, based on sales of prop- erties in 2007, 2008, and 2009. The equalization factor currently being assigned is ,for 2010 taxes, pay- able in 2011. Last year's equalization factor for the county was 1.0000. Need Volunteers Mt. Pulaski Township -Historical Society is in need of volunteers to help keep the town's museum open on Wed., Thurs., Fri. and Sat. (Noon - 4) for the show- ing of its treasures of old area business and family collectables, Abraham Lincoln memorabilia, military uniforms, genealogical research, history of our found- ers and namesake, adult and student band photos & information since the late I800s, 1930s classroom, Mt. Pulaski Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, MPHS yearbooks from 1920s, antique hand-operated cream separator, etc. etc. etc. Please contact Darrell Knauer, Maxine Downing, Waneta Stephens, Dolly Buckles, Sue Shaffenacker, Waldo Bertoni or Phil Bertoni to help us out. It's not our museum - it's your museum - it's our community's ancestral heritage for all to see and read about. Please consider volunteering only four hours of your time each month. We all go on vacation from our docent duties during the winter months of Nov., Dec., Jan., and Feb. Looking Back By Mike Lakin 70 years Ago - May 1941 WiUiam "Billy" Holmes was named Champion Marksman when he broke 100 targets without a miss at the Decatur Gun Club. Over 2500 people witnessed an accomplishment that had not hap- pened at the dub up to that time. Over 70-years-old at the time, Holmes shot Winchester Ranger shells in a Brown- ing" over-under 12-gauge. Holmes had one the Illinois State Championship in 1916. US Savings Defense Bond went on sale at the post of~ce. Bundles fbr Britain were delivered ro the IC Depot for delivery to Blooming- ton. Area women started meeting Tuesday evenings ~- to commence Red Cross ~!:i~!!:~i~,~ knitting. Six houses, two garages, a store, a restaurant, and the town hall - all in Broadwell - were to be moved due to the widening of Route 66 to four-lanes. 50 Years Ago - May 1961 Residents were asked to plant pink petunias in yards for the 125'h celebra- tion. Ed Schroth was honored for 35-years of service on the Farmers Grain of Chestnut Board. He received one of the then new transistor radios. Mt. Pulaski Free Methodist held a Mother - Daughter Banquet. Over 100 attended. 60 Years Ago - Mfiy 1951 A record per acre sale of 80 acres of farmland near Latham was made. The land went for $514 per acre. Construction of the new Mt. Pulaski Library was underway. The basement was clug and the block was in. The Mt. Pulaski Library was closing for the summer - as was its schedule. All books were to be returned by May 5 The/ibrary would reopen after Labor Day. Capp's Nursery had received a boxcar full of seasonal plants. The movies hamlet was playing at the Mt. Pulaski Theatre. Admission was 44- cents for adults, 30-cents for students, and 12-cents for children. Street signs were being installed at the rate of I00 per week with volunteer labor. Mrs. Wilford Scroggin presented Governor Otto Kerner with a pink petu- nia for his lapel at the Illinois Capitol. Hilma Depoister of the Mt. Pulaski Saddle Club was among riders that delivered an invitation to the governor to attend Mt. Pulaski's opening day 125a' celebration. 40 Years Ago - May 1971 The Green Diamond passenger train made its last run April 30. Among the passengers were Tom Romer and his son Tommy. Amtrak went into service May 1 and the Green Diamond was one of 178 passengers that were done away with - nationwide. Latham Estates opened May 14. May 7, 2011 Mt. Pulaski Times 15