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9 These Times By Mike Lakin  Paul Meyers sent in the following I chuckle"... ;  Our teacher asked what my favorite, animal -r :was, I said, ,'fried chicken,, She Said I wasn't i funny, but she: couldn't have been right, because everyone else laughed. Myparents told me to always teN die truth. I did:: Fried Chicken ismy favorite animal. Itold my dad what happened; he said my teaCher was probably a member of PETA. He said they love animals very much. p I do, too, Especially chicken, pork, and beef. to Anyway, my teacher sent me to the principal's Q - office. o I told him what happened, he laughed, and he told me not to do it again. Next day my teacher asked me what my favor- ite live animal was. I told her it was chicken. She asked me why, I told her it was because you could make them into fried chicken. She sent me to the principal's office. He laughed, and told me not to do it again. I don't understand. My parents taught me to be honest, but my teacher doesn't like it when I am. Today, my teacher asked me to tell her what famous person I admired most. I told her, "Colo- nel Sanders." Guess where I am now... Phil Bertoni dropped a note... "Many (thanks) for publishing my story on the impor- tance of math for the development of our left- brain; I've already heard from a local MPGS math teacher about her excitement in reading this." With the continuing financial problems in Illinois the legislature came together and in a true act of bi-partisan-ism voted to make sweet corn the official state vegetable and pumpkin pie the official state pie. There's nothing I'll add to that. Outdoors sign in Bloomington: "I won't vote for the wife of Monica Lewinsky's ex-boyfriend." Steve Hahn's dilemma this year - of the almost 100-sun flowers he had in the garden last year - none sprouted this spring. Last year's crop - photo - really is a memory. The Andersons Company (cob plant) had a call out for a fire in a cob pile. Several fire departments responded Sat. May 30 and the fire was out in about 3-hours. Hard to believe - Latham Firefighters will hold their 66  Ice Cream Social Sat. July 11. Latham's Fire District is the oldest in the county, ALHF Names Scholarship Recipient Alexa Meister Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation (ALHF) has named three 2015 Healthcare Career Scholarship recipients. Lauren Lynn .of Mason City, Alexa Meister of Mr. Pulaski and. Brian Bishop of Lincoln will receive a total of $50,000 to help pursue their healthcare education. Each scholarship includes an agreement to worktheir first job out of college at Abraham Lincoln Memo- rial Hospital (ALMI-I) in Lincoln. ALHFhas made a commitment to invest in the future workforce of ALMH through its Healthcare Career Scholar- ship Program. Lynn, Meister, and Bishop were selected for the scholarship after a rigorous application process that included three rounds of interviews, refer- ence checks, and job shadowing at ALMH. Alexa Meister is pursuing a bachelors of sci- ence in nursing and will join the ALMH team in May 2017. Ethan Michael Hahn graduated Eastern Illi- nois University May 9 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He graduated Summa Cuin Laude - Gold with highest honors with a GPA 3,90-4.00. Ethan is the son of Steven Michael Hahn of Mt Pulaski and Dawn Hahn of Lindenhurst. He is the grandson of Donna Hahn and the late Harry Hahn and Dorenne Smith and the late Jesse Smith. Joining Ethan were brothers left-Evan Michael Hahn of Anchorage, Alaska and right-Austin SAVE 25% 2-Pk., lOW LED Indoor Flood Lights E 191 8t5 I]6 While supplies last. HOT DEAL! Insect Killers YOUR CHOICE Choose 15-0z. Flying Insect Killer, t5-0z. Roach, Ant & Spider Killer, 17.5-0z, Aerosol or Foam- ing Wasp & Hornet Killer L 596 684, 700, 692; 562 850 812 While supplies last. Johnson True Value Hardware & Gardens 423 S. Washington St. Mt. Pulaski , www.facebook.com/johnsontruevalue 792-5911 Sat. 7:30Am - 5Pm Sun. lOAm - 3Pm Saleends15