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Work Camp Starts June 13 Youngsters descend on Mt. Pulaski for the Heart of Illinois Work Camp June 13. The eager workers arrive at the high school on that Sunday. They have plenty of work lined up for their stay. Taking Over Even though I have resigned from Avon, my daughter Sharon will partially be taking over my route. She is a nice gal and hope that you will enjoy her. I want to thank all that I have served. Margaret Lahr To Meet June 9 The DeWitt - Logan Retired Teachers Association will met Wednesday, June 9 at10: 30Am at the Clinton American Legion Hall (219 N. Elizabeth). Following lunch, Hannah Dann will present a 'program on her mission trips to the Dominican Republic. Park District Makes Super Improvements Rain, lightning, and thunder did not deter board members of the Mt. Pulaski Park District from their work Wednesday May 26. They were on a mission. They would complete installing the new play equipment next to the, p0ol" for Memorial Day Weekend. Dale Schaffenacker said resi- dents had been driving by while preparation for the new play equipment was being made. Now, the equipment was going in and folks were driving by in the storm to see the progress. Not only has the park received three new pieces of play equip- ment, but also North Park is receiv- ing the same slide- climbing appa- ratus and swings. The slide - climbing apparatus was purchased from Xccent. Xccent is based in Wyoming, Min- nesota. The company has devel- oped an extensive line of park play equipment. The company rep- resentative, Matt Stewart, Was on hand to participate in the instal- lation because this was the first installation of this equipment in the country. Mark said a great deal of time and effort went into the design of the slide - climbing apparatus. The design is to encourage non- typical strength and coordination play for children. Mark added that the equipment is unique because a child gets to figure how they want to play on it. The structure does no give limited play; it lets a child's imagination determine how it's used. Each time a child visits, the structure offers a dif- ferent possibility - all dbpending on what the child "sees" that each visit. Dale schaffenacker said the board spent a lot of time on this project. Looks like time well spent. Times Photos It's never too early No matter what stage of life you're in, it's never too early to start planning for retirement. Let us help you balance your need to protect what you have with you[desire to build for the future. LarryD. Medaris LUTCF 316 S. Washington ' Mr. Pulaski ; 92-3778 Culligan Water Products 0610-506H0 FINANCIAL www.€ountryflnanclal.com Re,Print of Blue Book Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Society has announced that a re-print of the 1836-1986 Mt. Pulaski 150 th Anniversary Blue Book will be undertaken. This will be a limited edition. One printing only. Orders will be taken at the Mt. Pulaski Historical Museum, Salt Creek Attic and on- line at www.mtpulaski175th.net. The cost of the re-print is only $55. The original first edition printing in 1986 cost $45. The same company in Missouri will do the printing, which is now under new ownership. The previous, long-time owner, having retired. Submitted By - Phil Bertoni 20 Mt. Pulaski Community Band Notice Due to some recent surgery, I will not be conducting the Mt. Pulaski Community Band for the/irst two concerts of the season. David Helm _" will be stepping in to handle the conducting duties while I'm recuper- ating. Please continue your support of this organization by participat- ing in and attending the concerts. Harry W. Hild Rehearsals Monday June 14 Wednesday June 30 Monday July 19 Monday August 9 Wednesday Sept. 1 Concerts Wednesday June 16 - Bandstand € t July 4 or 3 (with the 4th on Sunday) Vonderlieth Wednesday July 21 - : Bandstand Wednesday August 11 - , Bandstand Thursday Sept. 9 - Fall Festival From David Helm Community Band The Mt. Pulaski Community Band will practice for their first concert Monday, June 14 at 7Pm in the band room at the grade school. Our first summer concert is Wednesday, June 16 at the bandstand on the square at 7Pro. David Helm (sub community band director) "Coach" By Mike Lakin The other day I was talking with an office visitor. He started tell- ingme a story. He said, "I remember the time "Coach"... Without adding Butkovich, I knew he was talking about "Coach". It's like that. The men - they are all men now - that were coached by Ed have their own "Coach" sto- ries: And many are inspirational. Just like the one I was told that day. That story reflected the privilege of coaching. For anyone who has ever coached youngsters, 'Coach" is the kindest title anyone could call you. It is a "show of respect to accord you the title. And, every story that stars with "Coach" shows the respect that the teller has for Coach Butkovich. Coaches are a special breed of people. And, Ed was a member of that special breed. They spend more time with children than the parents, of those kids. It is quite understandable that they would bond with Ed. Many of Ed's kids never missed a practice. Many never started. And, about the only time they ever got into a game was when the Toppers were well ahead or well behind. Many of his kids never missed a practice, a game, or p class in school. Did they ever want to quit? If they did, they never shared that with their parents. Storage Space Available 500 S. Garden St. - Mt. Pulaski e better water, pure and simple. Water Softeners - Iron Filters - Bottled Water 318 N. Chicago St.- Lincoln 735-4450 Joel and Deanna Jacobs, Eddie Combs Were they hurt by their lack of playing time? Who could tell? They simply showed up as if they were starting every play on both sides of the ball. You have to admire those kids. You have to admire the respect that "Coach" had from those kids. I think it was because "Coach" valued everyone of those kids as a person. Ed gave our high school basket- ball program character. His work ethic, honesty, and integrity set an example for others to follow. Ed accepted the challenges and inspired his kids to work harder. Ed had respect. Respect is what you work hard to earn. And, respect is what Ed so rightfully deserved. As the years pass and the mem- ories fade, Ed's kids bring back Ed every time they tell a story that starts out, "I remember the time "Coach"... Kids are the products of their environment and Ed provided an environment, no doubt, that was a special one. em* =