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Latham Praises Deputy McCartney Logan County , Sheriff's Deputy Doug McCartney has earned praise from Latham res- idents. There had been some break-ins of the Korn Krib. Deputy Doug McCartney took the initiative to catch the crook. Along with the owner of the Korn Krib, Deputy McCartney con- ducted a stakeout inside the local restaurant And, he caught the crook red handed during what would be the crook's last break-in: According to a Latham resident, there was a pattern for the break- ins and Deputy McCartney figured it out. Couple of Latham residents asked the paper to pass along their thanks to Deputy McCartney for doing an outstanding job of police work. One added that if the county has a Deputy of the Year award, Latham would nominate Deputy McCartney for it. The Mt. Pulaski Library would like to thank Ralph Allen and his high school class, Jordan Cooper, Keegan Gibbs, Wil Wernsing, Cory Titus, Mitchell Litterly, Clayton Hamilton, Cole Beckers, and Micah Caldwell for building them a wonderful new counter top for their circulation desk. The new top is a great success and big improvement, giving us a.lot more workspace, and has been much admired by our patrons. Thank you all for your hard work. Times Photo . Republican Women Friendship Tea Logan County Republican Women will host a Friendship Tea Saturday, June 12, from 9 to 10:30 at Chad's Blind, 1230 Fifth Street, Lincoln. Special invited guests will be Mrs. Nancy Brady, wife of State Senator and Republican candi- date for Illinois Governor Bill Brady, Mrs. Sally Jo Bomke, wife of State Senator Larry Bomke, Mrs. Nesa Brauer, wife of State Repre- sentative Rich Brauer, Mrs. Mike Bigger, and more. The Logan County Republican Women is an organization that is proud to offer time and service to our community, including the Logan County Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, Community Action and Catholic Charities, and to offer support to our party candidates in whatever way we can. All interested Logan County Republican women are invited. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are requested. For reservations or more information, please call 737-0625. Andrew C. Thoron, a 1998 grad- uate of Raymond-Lineoinwood High School, and degrees earned from Lincoln Land Community College and Illinois State Univer- sity received his Ph.D. May 1st in Gainesville, FL. He arrived at U" in 2006, earning his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the Department of Agri- cultural Education and Communi- cation. Prior to his graduate stud- ies Andrew taught high school i Dr. Andrew Thoron Receives Medal of Excellence and Ph.D. from the University of Florida agriscience at Mt. Pulaski High School and later accepted a position with FCAE (Facilitating Coor- dination in Agricultural Education), a state funded project through the Illinois State Board of Education, where he assisted teachers, admin- istrators, and community members in developing and maintaining agri- cultural education pro- grams. / During Andrew's graduate pro- gram he has provided profssiqnal development programs for Florida agriscience teachers and assisted with or taught all undergraduate teacher preparation courses in the department, including supervising student teachers. He has also been advisor of the UF Collegiate FFA Chapter. His dissertation investi- gated the effects of inquiry-baSed instruction on student achieve- ment, scientific reasoning, and argumentation skills. Andrew has published nihe peer-reviewed Journal articles, received numer- ous awards for his research confer- ence presentations, and received the North American College and Teachers of Agriculture. graduate student teaching award. Andrew recently was named the Jimmy G. Cheek Graduate Student Medal of Excellence. This award is based on academic potential and achievement, leadership and community involvement, commit- ment and passion about his/her chosen field of study, personal sacrifice for his/her educa- tion, and effort above and beyond the call of duty. Ed Osborne, chair of the Department of Agricultural Education and Communi- cation at the University of Florida writes, "I have never seen a'Ph.D, can- didate in our discipline with a comparable level of research and teaching pro- ductivity". Dr. Thoron was awarded his Ph.D. May 1st and has accepted a faculty position in agriculturaleducation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Photo: Left to right: Dr. R. Kirby Barrick, Dean of the College of Agricultural & Life Science, Dr. Andrew C. Thoron, Dr. Brian E. Myers (Andrew's major profes- sor). THANK YOU Coach Stan Anderson for caring about us & trying to save our GIRL'S SOFTBALL PROGRAM! From the SOFTBALL GIRLS Jessica Raineri Hannah Skaggs Victoria Durbin Samantha McCarty Lilly Pickett Alexandra Beckers Shelby Bailey Abbey Phillips Abigail Fitzpatrick Cassidy Walton Olivia Cooper Emma Aylesworth Kayl,:Wilhm, Taylor Anderson Alexis Bowles Marissa Durchholz Julia Beccue Ashley Houser Alyssa Stauffer Jaden Elliott Ashley Berry Morgan May Claire Coogan Makayla Stewart Chloe Olson ........... Autumn Behart Emily Johnston Madison Chandler Stephanie Bailey Lauren Anderson Makenzie Lock Kaitlyn Blacklidge Jade Stewart Callie Anderson Olivia Letterle Leah Beckers Elaine Aylesworth Paige Pearson Katelyn Eskew DIY Light Bulb From Harry W. Hild O: How many Do It Yourself buffs does it take to change a light bulb? A: One. But it takes two weeks and four trips to the hardware store, Impeached Governor Cost Us Big Time Illinois Auditor General William Holland recently released an audit of former governor Rod Blagojevich's last year in office. Blagojevich spent millions of taxpayer dollars on, outside lawyers The impeached governor opted not to use the attorney general's office. He often went around Attorney General Lisa Madiganl Nor did he seek competitive bids for the legal services; more than $5 .million of $7.2 million in contracts weren't competitively bid. In addition, Blagojevich reportedly used taxpayer dollars to hire lawyers for his own impeachment-related issues. ' P___, To disguise the administration's growing legal costs, the Blagojevich administration distributed the bills among state agencies. Holland said that out of the $7.2 million worth of legal Work performed during Blagojevich's last year, the governor's office paid less than $22,000. Burdening these state agencies--including Public Health and Transportation---with the unrelated expense meant that each of the agencies had less money to spend on their own programs and services. The list of offenses found by the audit confirms mishandling and mistreatment of Illinois govemment at the hands of Rod Blagojevich--at the cost of Illinois taxpayers. When it comes to long-term care, THERE'S NO. PLACE LIKE HOME: A good thing about Long:lrm Care Insurance from State Farrrf  is that you have your clloice of care options - including in your home. You'll also be helping to protect your life savings tram the cost of extended care. To learn more about it, just talk to your neighborhood State Farm agent. Pewell Insaraace AcJW la Deron Powell. Agent Mt Pulaski, IL 62548 Bus: 217-792-3371 sltefarm,com* "Sta|e Farm MutualAutomobile Insurance Cornice'e/,, Home Office: Bloomington, Illinoi* See vta local Slate Pam Agont fo* details on coverage, costs, restrictions al mnewabihtv. In the last edition of the Mr. Pulaski Times, I unintentionally failed to thank The Mt. PulaskiAmerican Legion Post 447, with its supporting groups: Ladies Auxiliary Unit 447 and SAL Squadron 447, who contrib- uted $800 towards the 2010 MPHS Post-Prom (which is customary every time this event is held at the Legion Hall). Without them. this event could not be as successful as it is. The smooth transition from Prom to Post-Prom provides a safe and secure location for the students to relax and enjoy this special night. My sincere apologies for the oversight and deepest thanks to the American Legion and its groups for their generosity. Kristi Powell Additional "Thank-You" All pet hamsters are descended from a single female wild golden hamster found with a litter of 12 young in Syria in 1930.