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Recently, while listen- ing to the radio I heard someone say that the word amuse means to not think He explained why he came to this expla- nation. I looked in the dictionary and confirmed what he had related. One meaning of the word (a) is as a prefix meaning not or without. When you look up the word muse, some of the definitions you find say, to become absorbed in thought, to turn something over in the mind meditative)y, a state of deep thought. So it follows that (a) in front of muse is to not think. As I reflected on this it occurred to me that our culture seems to spend a great deal of time amusing them- selves.. So many see work as a bad thing that stands in the way of what they would prefer to do which seems to be the constant pursuit of amusing themselves. While I know everyone needs some good amusement from time to time, my concern is with the balance of things. Are we more con- cerned with our ease and pleasure? Is there a mindset that says we are entitled to a great deal of amusement and shouldn't have to do a lot of work? These questions come to mind when I hear and see things in our society and around the world. Do we give as much thought to our responsibilities and necessities as our wants? What are our expectations of ourselves? What do we teach our children about what they can contribute? Do we value "Banks" Ron and my daughter, Linda in Springfield, were going through her drive-in- bank. (I was in the back seat as Ron was driving), and after her transaction, the teller asked if they wanted a ence's sucker for the child. (meaning me). . rner That's the first time I've been called a child in a very long time. I know I'm small, but not like that. The kids sure had their laugh for the day, and of course their answer was no. what we can contribute through our efforts or do we see it all as onerous and negative. Are we, better people if we work or are we better off with a complete life of ease? Are we all better if we have a balance between aspects of our life? Are we so occupied with amusing ourselves that we don't muse about having balance in our life or consider looking at things from a different per- spective? Do we see work as a contri- bution to ourselves, our families, our communities or our country? Some people who are unable to work wish they could, do we think about that? Our seeking amusement, is the origin of other people's work. Amusement is not all bad or all good. Work ~s not all bad or all good. They both have a place. Each in its place, in a good balance serves a productive purpose, or so I was jus" thinkin'... M. Tait CALENDAR MAY 22 - Golf Outing - St. Patrick - St. Thomas Youth Group 4-person scramble to benefit mission trip to Denver, Colorado. At The Oaks in Riverton. Registration 12:30 with 1:30 Shotgun Start. For information: Elise Anderson 415-6893. Nancy Davis 737-7706. MAY 31 - Jr. Topper Basketball Camp will be held at MPGS beginning Sunday, May 31 - Thursday, June 4 from 5:30-7. All area students entering 1st - 4th grade next school year (09 - 10) are eligible to participate. More information is available at Mt. Pulaski grade school. JUNE 1 6 St. Pulaski Public Library's Summer Reading Program Sign Up. J U N E 4 - Boy Scout Troop 122 Pork Chop Sandwich sale from 11-1:30 in front of John- son's Food Center. JUNE 6 - Old Union Cemetery Walk. sponsored by the Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society. The walks begin at LOAm. llAm. 1Pm & 2Pm. Rain date Sunday, June 7. Tickets will be on sale at LCGHS or at the walk. J U N E 7- Illiopolis Christian Church (3'd & Anne Streets) chicken dinner from llAm to 2Pm. Carryouts until 1:30. JULY 5 - official Dedication Ceremony for the community's newly constructed band- stand at 2Pm, courthouse lawn, southeast corner by the bandstand. Illinois Regimental Band will perform Civl War Era nmsic. REGULAR Meetings On the Lighter Side - A passenger in a taxi leaned over to ask the driver a question and tapped him on the shoulder. The driver screamed, lost control of thecab, nearly hit a bus, drove up over the curb. and stopped just inches from a plate window! For a few minutes everything was silent in the cab, and then the still Times shaking driver said "I'm sorry, but ISSUE you scared the daylights out of me.'" June 1 June 15 The frightened passenger apolo- July3 gized to the driver and said he didn't July 20 realize a mere tap on the shoulder Aug. 3 could frighten him so much. Aug. !7 The driver replied, "No. no. I'm Sept. 7 Sept. 21 sorry, it, s entirely my fault. Today is Oct. 5 my first day driving a cab I've been Oct. 19 driving a hearse for the last 25 years." Nov.2 Nov. 16 Food for Thought - Romans 3:23--29 Dec. 7 We were buried therefore with Him Dec. 21 by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the Glory of the Father, we too might walk in the newness of life. Deadline - Deadline - l)cadlinc - Deadline - l)eadlinc - Deadline - Deadline - I)eadline - l)eadlinc - Deadline - Deadline - Deadline - Deadline Deadline - P.S. A race picture and article of my son-in-law. Joe Jannazzo of Spring- field, with his Onofrio's sauces is in Springfield's Own magazine. I am a proud mother-in-law. MAY 26 - Mt. Pulaski City Council meets at City Hall at 6:30Pm. JUNE 2 - Logan County Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 7 to 8:30Pm at the First United Methodist Church (302 Broad- way), Lincoln. The monthly meeting is for participants to connect, share, and under- stand the challenges of breast cancer. JUNE 4 - Mt. Pulaski Masonic Lodge #87 meets at 7:30pm. A light meal is served at 6:30. The lodge is on the east side of the square. JUNE 29 - Mt. Pulaski Township His- torical Society meets at 7Pm at the Museum. Deadlines 2009 DUE May 27 June 10 June 24 July 15 July 29 Aug. 12 Sept. 2 Sept. 16 Sept. 30 Oct. 14 Oct. 28 Nov. 11 Dec. 2 Dec, 16 Times USPS No. 441-400 Michael Lakin - Publisher Editor The Times is entered as a Periodical Postage Paid at Mt. Pulaski, Illinois 62548 Phone# 217-792-5557 emaihtimes@frontiernet.net POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Times C/O Michael Lakin - P. O. Box 114 Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548-0114 10 Available 500 S. Garden St. Mt. Pulaski E- FOR SALE - ACME GEMPSY serger sewing machine w/owners manual, instruction manual & tool kit, w/extra parts, $80; 792-5658 FOR SALE - SINGER PORTABLE sewing machine, hard case, exc. cond., $50; 792-5658 FOR SALE - CRAFTSMAN 42" bagger, complete system, $450 new, make offer, 217-737-9479 FOR SALE - SOLID MAHOGANY 5 PC. ANTIQUE Master Bedrm. Set, circe 1940, restored, wood-framed bed, low profile head & foot boards; 5-drwr chest, 50"h X 36"w. 4-drawer Vanity w/mirror & bench, 871-5391 FOR SALE - 1993 MERCURY COUGAR, 6-CYL, A/C, cruise, tilt, 125,000 miles, $1,500, 217-620-6944 FOR SALE - COMPAQ- HP PRESARIO 5000 Com- puter, AMD Athalon processor 1.2Ghz, 256mb SDRAM, 20gb hd, CD ROM, FDD, 10/100 ethernet, 56k modem, 17" CRT Monitor w/mtg. JBL speakers, fully upgrade- able, includes IJ 600 Printer, O/S. Asking $145, 871-5391 FOR SALE - 1968 FORD MUSTANG 6-cyl. - 200 engine, 112,000 miles, hurst stick shift, good tires, $10,000 or best offer, 217-737-1122 FOR SALE - 1948 PACKARD, 4-DOOR, Sedan, white naugahyde interior, 133.000 miles, $5,000; 217-737-1122 FOR SALE - ANTIQUES - WHITE chest of drawers, oak dentist desk, oak oval table (18"x32"), oak table (28" square), wood stove $100:217-737-1122 FOR SALE - POOL TABLE, NEW BALLS, MANY CUES $200: red studio couch/bed; 5' oak swing, chains, leather cushions, La-Z-Boy green recliner $50. 217-737-1122 FOR SALE - 1991 FORD F250 4X4, 300CID Manual Trans. Reg Cab. Topper, Runs. Needs TLC, $1500 or BO, Chestnut, 217-414-1228 SERVICE - DUSTPAN THE FLOORMAN, ceramic tile, vinyl flooring, laminate, sanding, & staining; 217-486-6035 or 217-494-5879 SERVICE -SMALL TO MEDIUM Home Improvement/ Repairs, Estimates, reasonable, references, 871-5391 SERVICE - HOME COMPUTER Repairs. Will provide estimate. Custom rebuild or complete system units. Have some ~. 391-3959 f Insured Free Estimates Mt. Pulaski Cell: 2I' SERVICE - HOUSE & BUSINESS CLEANING, once. weekly, or monthly, senior discount, 217-671-3556 WANTED - JUNK CARS & TRUCKS,.WlLL PICK up, free of charge, 217-415-0438, 317-750- 2576 WANTED - USED TWIN MA'rrRESS & bo~ spnng, 792-3765 WANTED - STATE QUARTERS BOOK and first nine presidential gold dollars - for new grandson, 792-3926 Call Kella AIIspach Realtor 618 N Chicago St-Lincoln FOR SALE - FULL SIZE MATTRESS. brand new, still m plastic, w/warranty, sell for $120, 217-361-1357 FOR SALE - ALL NEW QUEEN pillow top set, $170, new, still in plastic, 217-361-1357 FOR SALE - BRAND NEW KING size pillow top mat- tress set, must sell, $250, new in plastic, w/warranty 217-361-1357 FOR SALE - HONDA HARMONY push mower, w/grass bag & manual, VG-cond. $100, 792-5442 or 217-341-8967 FOR SALE - NEW 32" I_ARSON Storm Door. Almond w/ brass trim. self-storing units, view. Will install for $145 total cost if existing doorjamb is intact. 871-5391 FOR SALE - BY OWNER, 121 W. Wayne, Mt. Pulaski, PRICE REDUCED, 2-bed, 1-bath, remodeled,lots of closets, basement, & shed, 217-737-7099 FOR SALE - 1998 FORD M F-150, 2 WD, Ext Cab, 3rd door A/T, NC, All Power Options. AM/FM radio, Tape, 6 disk CD player, New parts and no leaks with good tires, Ready to drive anywhere, $4,200, 792-5735 SERVICE -YARD MOWING, GARDEN TILUNG, & will do misc. jobs, none too small, have references, Darrin Blaum cell 217-737-9479 SERVICE - YARD MOWING, Allen Eeten 792-5801 SERVICE - NEED YOUR GARDEN TILLED? 741-7785 We sell & install over the air Antenna Systems for Local TV Stations FOR RENT - 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, HOU Pulaski. 2 car attached garage, full baseme acres. $600/month 217-737-5661 FOR RENT - 2 BEDROOM upstairs apartme= wood floors. $400/m0 + utilities sec. dep, & ref required, cell 217-737-276~ FOR RENT - 2-3 BDRM. MT. PULASKI family or individual, A/C, water and garbage included, all appliances, garage, great view, 7! or 217-553-6138 FOR RENT - 420 E. JASPER, MT. PL ,792-3270 FOR RENT - "nNO BDRM, lrI~o BATI house w/office, game room, den, kitchen, and 792-5444 Until the time of Michelangelo, many sculptors their statues, and most from ancient Greece an at one time had been painted or "polychromec the course of years, rain washed the colors marble. SE, RR ~t on 2 =t, hard- .=rerlces PT.. for pickup 12-5645 LASKI, I, rural aundry, colored :1 Rome ." Over off the I z --------- LIVING CEN[ER I I ,o0al Not=ce I I I It is the policy of The Henry and Jane Vond~rlieth I I Living Center- to admit and to treat all residers and [ [ employees without regard to race, color, or n~tional ] I origin. There is no distinction in eligibility Ifor or I I in the manner of providing, any resident s~rvice I I provided by or through the Home. All facilities of [ [ Vondedieth Living Center - are available ~ithout [ I distinction to all residents, visitors, and empl~byees I I regarding of race, color, or national odgin! All I I personsand organizations that have occaslon to [ I either refer res~ents for admission or recommend I I Vonderlieth Living Center - are advised to ~1o so I I without regard to race, color, or national ofigir'J. I I Reviewed and updated May 1 2009. I~1 ard - Administrator -