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Did You Know - The U.N. says the world population will reach 7 Billion October 3. And the world population will reach 10 Bil- lion by the year 2100. Thank You From Wanda Dumire & Family I want to thank everyone for sending cards and help- ing out while I was recovering from surgery. It was greatly appreciated. May God Bless you all. Mailboxes Enhance Neighborhood & Community Well-maintained marl- boxes provides a secure depository for your mail and keeps your mail safe from the weather. Here are some tips for maintaining your mailbox: Check the door and hinges to ensure the door doses properly. Look for protruding nails and sharp edges. Sand, repaint or replace your mailbox if it is rusty. Check post for stability and anchor it. Make sure your box identifies your address. Display the address on both sides of .the box so police, fire, and rescue personnel can find you. Adding house numbers to the box helps ensure that you get our mail too. Cut back shrubs and flowers that may obstruct the approach to the mail- box and also attract biting and stinging insects. Approved traditional or contemporary mail- boxes are required when a mailbox is replaced or newly installed. Contact your local post office for height requirements for curbside or rural boxes. 00before you dig. Call JULIE at 811 before you dig. If you detect a smell similar to rotten eggs, leave your house immediately and call Ame ren Illinois at 1.800.755.5000 from a different location to report the gas leak. Visit Amerenlllinois.com for more safety tips. ILL/NO/$ 14 .Mt. Pulaski Times Hosanna Harvest Sunday Is Coming! Mt. Pulaski Christian Church kicks off its newest mis- sion Sunday, June 5. To be known as Hosanna Harvest. It will provide ways for the congregation to become actively involved in supporting the Logan County Food Pantry in its efforts to distribute supplemental food items to those in need throughout the county. And, the need is truly there! Mike Drake, a deacon of the church, and his committee made the announcement to the con- gregation Sunday, May 15. He and his team have been meeting weekly for the past several months to outline and discuss the implementation of such a plan. Volunteers give of their time and effort in helping to distribute food items at the pantry site. The pantry is open Tuesday mornings, 9A-11A; Thursday after- noons, 2P-4P. Addition- ally, it is open the second Wednesday of each month, 2P-4P, for seniors and disabled persons to shop. The Logan Co. Food Pantry's address is 125 N. Logan in Lincoln. Mike has been helping out over several weeks in order to learn the dis- tribution process at the pantry. Heartwarming renditions of situations he has experienced while serving there; have been shared with his team. No doubt, folks are very grateful for any help they receive. We have been so blessed by our Lord in this community. And it behooves each of us to weigh our blessings against the hardships encountered by those less fortunate friends and neighbors and help them through these tough eco- nomic times. Large brown grocery bags were made avail- able to church families Sunday. Envelopes desig- nated Hosanna Harvest was provided for those who wished to help out financially. The bags with food .items should be returned on Sunday, June 5th, as well as the envelopes. There are several ways to support the effort: most importantly, by prayer, non-perishable food items, volunteer service to help out at the food pantry on open days, and financially. The food pantry can buy food for 18 cents a pound, and utilizes the central distri- bution point in Spring- field for food purchasing. Checks should be made payable to the Logan County Food Pantry. Recent statistics show that Illinois has 12.8% of its population living at the poverty level: Logan County has 12:3% at that level. Please help as we endeavor to relieve our area-wide friends and neighbors of hunger in their lives. Deuteronomy, Chap. 1.5:11 says it best: "There will always be poor people in the land. There- fore, I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land." God has spoken. We must listen and respond accord- ingly. Submitted by - Pat Straumann Did You Know - A UCLA project predicted where Osama Bin Laden was hiding back in 2009. May 21, 2011 00H00lliiBilmillliT ;J --' =- [ ....  I]|alllff|ii]l|l[m .....