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1¢ 9 Ruby Ellen (Rice) "MAY 31st'' Montgomery Memorial Day is a day to .honor and remember veterans of all branches of the How could it be ten years last military and our loved ones who have gone March since you left? before us. Life would be sad without all Today, there are some -who believe that the memories, the actual meaning of Memorial Day has Hope you are sitting with been lost andthat the holiday has become your feet up and someone else little more than a day for picnics, barbe- is doing all the ~ooking! cues and trips to the beach. Sincerely- We have a service at our cemetery. It Roy & Mary Ann Montgomery is very solemn ceremony. Children use to ,-~ carry flowers from the uptown square and parade to the cemetery. The flowers are Jus' Thinkin' now brought to the cemetery at the time of the service. ~r It's so easy to cry when Taps are played ence'sduring the service. The youth of our nation have a lot to learn i ~., from our great patriots. Lessons about duty, o comer honor and sacrifice will guide them as they -~ ~ become our nation's future leaders. Veter- ans all over the world are glad we.remem- ber Memorial Day. 4 , On the Lighter Side - Wendy was really feeling sick so he Called the doctor's office. "Dr. doesn't make house calls any more,, but ~a¢~ Recently I was thinkin, about he can see you in his office on Thursday," the nurse answered. ._ several words. The words were"I've got chills and fever. I could be dead by Thursday," "That's information, knowledge, OK" The nurse said. "Your widow can always cancel the appoint- wisdom, truth and entertain- ment." meat. Food for Thought - Romans 8:8 God shows His Love for us in They are separate things and that whilewe were still sinners, Christ died for us. We guarantee the "~ yet there is a connection among P.S. Thanks to all who took their time to decorate the square ° , usthem'fromInf°rmati°neveryWhere, comeSin words,at fagsand pUtat theirflags homes.°n the Veteran's graves. Also those who displayed lowest price for the music, pictures, in print. Some- times we seek out certain highest quailW information and a lot of the time it just comes at us. There Replacing Statue Thank You monuments &: are times we need to choose to intentionally shut it out. The Logan County Genealog- We want to thank the MPHS rrM:tsmansh;, Another thing we need to inten- ical and Historical Society is Class of 1973 for the book you ~ u~,, ~]~ 'i tionally do is toevaluate and working in partnership with the gave othelibraryinMemoryof Se ring families in 1 1 filtertheinformation. Thispro- Logan County Board in a joint MikeWhitson. r • ~e - cess can lead to being discrim- venture to replace the statue on Thank You So Much... inating about what information the Civil War Soldiers' monu- Lynn&JaneWhitson 713 HICKOX DR we accept and find worthy ofmeat on the courthouse lawn. " " -- further research and confirma- Also, the project will install a " t tion and thus we may have name board in the courthouse • knowledge about something. In to honor the more than 2,400 this process, a vital thing is men who left Logan County to determine if the informa- to serve in the war. Approx- tion we have knowledge of is imately 447 men from Logan Mort - Fri 9-5 Sat 9-Noon - After Hours by Appt. I true or false. Wisdom wouldCounty died during the war. manleymonuments@yahoo.com then direct us on how to handle The statue of a Soldier" that the true or false information sat atop the monument, was of which we have knowledge, destroyed by a combination of Genevieve Reeves Wakayama It can be hard, sometimes, we erosion of the marble over 140 was born July 1, 1914 in Latham, feel, to do the right thing and years and a freak windstorm the daughter of Stewart and Pris- OPEN: not the selfish thing. It is better that toppled the statue in 2008. cilia Dain Reeves. MONDAYS & THURSDAYS 8-5 MT. PU LA5 KI CLINIC Nurse Practitioner and healthier, for both our- The County Board has con- She met her husband, Jack T. TUES/VMED/FRI IN SPRINGFIELD selves, and others, to do the tributed an insurance payment Wakayama at Illinois Wesleyan right thing, wisdom tells us plus tourism funds that willUniversity where they both were Services Include studying. this, self-discipline enables us nearly cover the cost of replac- Jack wasacharming man of Jap- " to put it into action. The choice ing the statue with a bronzeanese descent from Hawaii, where Diagnose & Treat is in our hands. It will affect statue. The committee is seek- they spent the rest of their lives, i others and ourselves in widen- ing contributions to cover the Genny Wakayama was a teacher Ages 16 and up ing rippling circles, cost remaining for the statue, and principal at several clemen- S0what do information and the name board in the court- taryschools. entertainment have in house and the display boardShe leaves her daughter ,Judy Lab Work common? Much of' what we near tile Monument. The (Reggie) Young and son John see and hear is mainly useful remaining portion is about (Norma) Wakayama, 4 grandchil- Available8-3:30 dren and 9 great grandchildren. fbr distraction or amusement. $14,000. Given that Logan Written by longtime friend- Stuffabout celebrities and such County has a population of Gloria BradshawKiick crosses my mind. That is O.K., more than 30,000, if each county we all need some entertain- resident donated one dollar t ment. It is important, however, or each family donates $5, the to know the difference between committee would have enough fluff and useful information, money tocompletetheentire ~7-*q "i ~L~'~'~'~ I L~ ~---~ One should not be substituted project within the next year. ~* ~ )~ ~ i.L fbr the other. Spin, hype and Contributions should be sent t _f:-~i skewed information are not to the Logan County Genealog- 3-'d Generation Memorial Specialist a valid replacement for theical and Historical Society at truth. To choose to base deep 114 N. Chicago St., Lincoln, IL sions, opinions, thoughts, or 62656. Checks are to be made . Hours actions on inaccurate infornm- out to the Logan County~ Gene- i j~l,G~°~8*~, w~m ~ ~,~.B~*~?~4,1~h" " i tion leads to problems of vary- alogical Society and clearly.1 l Monday- Friday 9,4:30 ing sizes, again for ourselves, markedfortheCivilWarMemo- --~--~- ! and for others. It is important rial project. ~i "ii.-- .......................................................... ~ ................................... i .......... -] " Saturday - 9-12 not to get sidetracked and stuck Contributors will be assigned By App on entertainment or on inac- a rank according to the follow- After Hours ointment curate, incomplete, misleading ing donation levels... or false information. When we Corporal Under $100, Ser- respect o,: o*-~ and ourselves geant $100, Lieutenant $250, • aecur~:: i:,. :" al information Captain $500, Colonel $1,000, "--" is all that will satisfy. It may General $2,500, "and Medal of take time and work to search HonorS5,000. and sift it out, but how else are Families, who know of sol- we able to make wise choices diers who served from Logan and decisions? It is true, at County, may check that those times the truth can be uncom- men have been included in the fortable, list for the name board by stop- How we deal with that can ping at, or calling, LCG&HS bring up a whole other set of (217-732-3200). Free 8' 5-7773 issues; that can be for another The lists for both memorial whichtime' for nowthis enough aboutto be thinkin', yourb°ardSlocalCanlibraryalS° beor historicalf°und at Lincoln ¢~ Logan County's Only Locally Owned Monument Company i M. Tait society. T1 ! i