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r "It's old news, but there's nothing else wrong with it." Mark Twain Published Twice A Month - 24 Issues A Year Week of May 17, 2010 25 con t~ Memorial Day Mt. Pulaski Cemetery Ceremonies start at 10Am - Monday, May 31 at the Veteran's Memorial. In the event'of bad weather, ceremonies will be held in the Mt. Pulaski American Legion Hall - South Washington St. Ceremonies commence with the raising of the U.S. Flag. Ralph Beccue, Former Com- mander, American Legion Post 447, will have the honor. The Mt. Pulaski High School and Mt. Pulaski Junior High Bands, under the direction of David Helm, will present The National Anthem. Mt. Pulaski American Legion Post 447, Mt. Pulaski VFW Post 777, and Mt. Pulaski SAL Squadron 447 will Post the Colors. Welcome by Phil Bertoni, Mt. Pulaski American Legion Com- mander Post 447. Invocation by Rev. David Hofer, St. John's Lutheran Church - Mt. Pulaski. Speaker Jim Fuhrer, Mayor of Mt. Pulaski. Children will come forward with their flowers to lay at the base of the American Flag. Mt. Pulaski Veteran's Units and Mt. Pulaski Civic organiza- tions will lay wreathes next to the American Flag. Winners of the Sons of the American Legion Junior High and High School Patriotic Essay Contests will read their Phil Bertoni read the list of recent Deceased Area Veter- ans. Benediction by Rev. David Hofer. Mt. Pulaski American Legion Post 447, Mt. Pulaski Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 777, and Mt. Pulaski SAL Squadron 447Salute to Fallen Comrades- Honor Guard Commander Bob McCue. Honor Guard: Ameri- can Legion Ryman-Fuiten Post 447; Veterans of Foreign Wars Scroggin-Gee Post 777; Sons of American Legion Squadron 447; Mt. Pulaski Phoenix Fire Department, and Mt. Pulaski Boy & Cub Scout Troops. Steenbergen Memorial Day Ceremonies Ceremonies will commence at ll:30Am Monday, May 31. Flag Raising by Mt. Pulaski VFW Post 777. Lt. Col. Joe Lucas, USAF, Ret. Chaplain Mt. Pulaski Ameri- can Legion Post 447, will give the welcome. Invocation by Rev. David Hofer, St. John's Lutheran Church. Music by Mr. Pulaski High School and Mr. Pulaski Junior High Bands under direction of David Helm. John Buckles will present piano and Patri- otic Songs. Benediction by Rev. David Hofer. Mt. Pulaski American Legion Post 447, Mt. Pulaski Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 777, and Mt. Pulaski SAL Squadron 447 will Salute Fallen Comrades. Honor Guard Commander, Bob McCue. Dalen Shellhammer and Everett Streenz at Illinois Pillar of National WWII Memorial, Washing- ton D.C. - See story inside:.. Photo - Melissa Shellhammer Kwit Erich Maxheimer 2010 Senior-of-the-Year at Mt. Pulaski High School Erich is the son of MiJce and Suzie Maxheimer of Chestnut. During the Honors Night pro- gram, Erich was recognized as September Senior-of-the-Month, received a Top Ten student award, and was recognized as a Prairie State Scholar and an Illi= nois State Scholar. He received a Rotary Club scholarship, the Ryman-Fuiten Memorial schol- arship, the David Cates memo- rial scholarship and the DAR good citizen award. Erich was also named the outstanding stu- dent in Physics and Physical Education, and received the Senior Mathematics award and the Outstanding English IV award. A high horior roll student, Erich is active in Student Coun- cil and National Honor Society. He was an award winner in Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering, advancing as a state qualifier in Chemistry. He also participated in Science Olympiad, winning first place in fos- sils at the state competition at Southern Illi- nois University in Edwardsville. He,has been an active member of Che Spirit Squad, Prom Committee, Spanish Club and Yearbook Corn- mittee. During high school he has been named Student-of-the- Year in United States History, Chemistry, and Foods and Nutri- tion. Erich was elected Sophomore Class President and currently serves as Senior Class Presi- dent. He earned a varsity letter in baseball in both 10 and 11 grades. In the community Erich is a member of Boy Scouts of Amer- i":.~ ica Troop #1122. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow brotherhood. He twice successfully completed Philmont, the high adventure camp in New Mexico, and s.erved as crew leader there. Erich has been employed as a detassler, and also worked in maintenance for the Mt. Pulaski school district the last two summers. Erich plans to attend the University of Illi- nois. The Senior-of-the-Year program is sponsored by Johnson's Food Center of Mt. Pulaski and Mt. Pulaski Pharmacy. The Senior-of-the-Year receives a $1000 savings bond from the spon- sors. For All Veterans, Their Families & Friends A 90th Birthday Memorial Day Luncheon of the Mt. Pulaski American Legion Ryman- Fuiten Post 447 will be held at the Legion Hall. Th luncheon will follow Memorial Day Services at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery and Steen- bergen Cemetery - [Mon., May 31]. The buffet will begin at 11:30.The light luncheon will featurej pulled pork BBQ sand- wiche chips, homemade cook- ies, and drink. AlY veterans, their families and friends are invited to cel- ebrate the 90 Birthday of the Mt. Pulaski American Legion. Scare Up A Good Book Mt. Pulaski Library Summer Reading Program 2010 has scheduled its Sign Up June 1 - 5. Exciting programs each Tues- day at lO:30Am. June 8 Illinois Raptor Center June 15 Scovill Zoo June 22 DePriest Puppets June 29 John Brownback Magic & Balloon Animals July 6 "Snakehead Ed" - Live Snakes July 13 Ronald McDonald Community Cookbook Salt Creek Attic is sponsor- ing a community cookbook. Pro- ceeds will go toward the 175 Founding Day celebration of Mt. Pulaski that will beheld in July of 2011. The community is invited to submit your favorite family recipes or a favorite of your mother/grandmother. All reci- pes may be turned into Salt Creek Attic or the public library. They may also be e-mailed to Jo Richner at j All recipes must be submitted by June 15. Do not delay! Please be part of the community cookbook. Christmas on Vinegar Hill Plans are being made for this year's celebration of "Christmas on Vinegar Hill". Anyone who has not partici- pated in the past. may obtain a contract from Phyllis Beccue. At the June 21 meeting, con- tracts will be due. If you have participated in the past, a con- tract will be mailed to you soon. Meeting dates are June 21, September 20, October 18 (man- datory meeting for all partici- pates) and November 22. All meetings are held at the Mt. Pulaski Library at 7Pro. Please consider being part of this great community celebra- tion. i