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Ce!ebrating City Approves 7~ Birthday $130,000 Preliminary [~ O f Fraf~akTo ,h:qI~PS lne bt~r tme~liy 80th birthday with family and friends at hn open house in .~ his honor at the Buffalo Hart ~. Presbyterian Church in Buf- ~ falo Hart June 20, 2009 from 2 to 5. Frank was born on June 23, 1929 in Buffalo and married Mary Holmes, for- ~merly of Mt. Pulaski, in 1948. They are the parents of three 4 children: Mike of Buffalo, Neff of Springfield, and Bev- erly Buck from Dawson. They "have four grandchildren and ~, five great-grandchildren. Appointed ' President The Board of Directors of q CMW and Associates Corpo- ~r~ ration appointed Jean (Voile) ~" Garner to the post of Pres- ident of CMW and Associ- ates Corporation Govern- ~, ment Sector. Ms. Garner has served as Vice President of OperationS previous to being o~ appointed as President. Ms. Garner currently resides in Springfield, Illinois with her husband and daughter. CMW and Associates Cor- poration, headquartered in Springfield, IL is a 5 million dollar Woman owned 8(a) firm with contracts and offices throughout the United States. Government Sector Clients include the Air Force, Navy, Army, National Guard, Department of Labor, HUD, GSA, States of Illinois, Indiana and the Department of Homeland Security. Guests Thursday June 4th, after- noon guests were received at the home of Gary and Jane DeWitt of Mount Pulaski, Guests included Jane's par- ents Mr. and Mrs. Melvin and Shirley Singley now res- idents of Vonderlieith Living Center and sister, Becky Drake of Chestnut. Mr. and Mrs. Singley were visiting with Mel's brothers ibr the afternoon. Out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Bob and Dar Singley of Moun- tain Home, Arkansas; Mr. and Mrs. Roy and Rosie Sin- gley of Topeka, Illinois and Mrs. Helen Singley of Lin- coln. The group spent sev- eral hours catching up and reminiscing. Accomplishment By Mike Lakin Brian Neaville and Andrew Neaville attended the Horse Radish Festival in Carlin- ville recently. They were making home- made ice cream when some- one stopped by and asked if they had ever come acrosg a recipe for Horse Radish Ice Cream. The wheels started turning and they came up with 5-gallons of Horse Radish Ice Cream. It was the hit of the festival. Folks were coming up to sample it and buying cups of it. Some came back .for sec- onds and thirds. Next year they'll be back to Carlinville and will whip up more Horse Radish Ice Cream from their successful recipe. Street Work Budget By MikeLakin .trees, the company also The city wish list for street immediately grinds out the work this year had to be trimmed a bit. To do all that the city was thinking about would cost $150,000. Mike Patridge said when all the -numbers were run, the sky- rocketing cost for oil and gravel gave him sticker shock. Some street work was scaled back to bring costs more in line with what the city can afford. The work is being financed with Motor Fuel Tax funds (MFT). The city's MFT has $88,000 in cash. The addi- tional $42,000 will be financed by taking an advance on next year's MFT money. Mike said that the one project that will not be scaled back is the work on Flora Drive: That project is a major improvement that has to be done in this budget. The council approved the $130,000 preliminary street work budget. In Other Business - -- A rumor is in the wind that a study is underway that is looking at a wind farm just outside of town. - To clarify, the tree taken down at the post office was done at a cost of $1,500. That included the stump removal. Two other bids were obtained. One was for $2,500 and the other was for $3,000. Mike Patridge said the city used Parrish Broth- ers for the first time to remove a total of four trees. In addition to removing tree stump. Mike said he was totally impressed with the work. Now that the tree is down at the post office,- the city is looking into expand- ing "off-street" parking at the post office. -- Police Chief Lynn Freer reported Kyle Veech is doing excellent at the police acad- emy. Kyle is scoring in the vicinity of the top of his class. -- City Treasurer Jim Sutton reported the city has taken in $24,000 since May 12 in various taxes and fees. Jim laoted that the city has take~ in $736 from the sale of fishing licenses, so far. - City Attorney Thomas Van Hook reported a fore- closure petition is being pre- pa/~ed on the building com- monly known as the Red Door. -- No a~ction was taken on the Glacial Energy contract to lower city building elec- tric bills. The city is still checking out references. --Mike Patridge reported a $4,500 water main break hap- pened at the Street Depart- ment on Spring. A leaking water main valve at the high school on Spring will cost $5,500 to replace. Mike said the old shut-off valves are a concern. When the city had to shut-off the water valve at the high school, the old valve just broke. He is now con- cerned that other old valves in the system may react the same. Police Report By Mike Lakin The 18-year-old Chestnut A motorist was ticketed motorist announced his for improper backing that approach with his carstereo resulted in a slight colli- cranked up. Officer Corn- sion. stock stopped the motorist Officer Joe Pharis was because the tunes from the called to a Mt. Pulaski.resi- vehicle could be heard more dence to sort out a domestic than 75-feet away. disturbance. The husband During the stop, the dis- and wife are going through a tinctive odor of burnt can- divorce. When the husband nabis drifted from inside drove by and saw a guy in the vehicle. County Deputy the garage using his tool box Bauer stopped by to help. he stopped to lash the guy When asked how recently witt~ some hostile rhetoric. he had indulged, the young It will be for the court to sort motorist replied he hadn't out whether the hostilities had a budlynugin 2-months. included that legal theory This contradicted the odor of battery. Accounts do vary, wafting from his person. . depending on who you talk During the vehicle search, to. OfficerComstocknoticedthe The wife told Officer plastic piece around the Pharisthatherhusbanddoes emergency hrakewasremov- harass at her at work and able. He pulled the emer- calls her with unsolicited geneybrake up and removed commentary. the panel. Neatly stored Arrested for battery, the inside was a colorful pipe husband was told to stay with burnt residue and a away from his wife. After plastic baggie containing being released from the jail, what appeared to all to be the husband returned to the cannabis. Deputy Bauer told residence to take pictures Officer Comstock that when and reportedly yelled at his the young motorist heard wife. Contacted again, the the sound of the emergency husband said he was just brake being pulled, "his pos- collecting evidence against ture dropped", his wife. The arrest was for posses- He told Officer Pharis he sion of less than 2.5 grams would not do it again. and drug paraphernalia. 'S LUTHERAN CHURCH "The Little Church That Cotfld" 5:30PM Saturday Services 10AM Sunday Services 223 W. Cooke-St. Mt. Pulaski 792-5502 Hott Shots Photography & Salon Inc. All Occasions Reasonable Rates Hair, Nails, Makeup & Photography Ca11871-3801 or 871-8094 364-1300th Avenue - Lake Fork Do You Know Who You Can Trust? It's a hard choice in today's financial marketplace. With so many banks and other financial companies trying to get your business; it's hard to know who really has your best interest at heart. What's the Solution? 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