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By Mike Lakin During the MPHS GRADUA- TION7 the colors were posted by American Legion Post #447. Senior Justin Knauer led the pledge of allegiance. Senior Ellen Olson gave opening remarks. Seniors Ashley Southerlan gave closing remarks. THE FROSCHAUERS have enjoyed a gardening conundrum. Fuzz gives his better half a white Lilly every Easter. Each new Lilly is planted in the yard. Over the years, each Lilly has increased and now Fuzz reports those descen- dants of Easter Lilies return. But. They are pink, yellow, red, and only one is white. Anyone have a horticultural answer? WANETA STEPHENS' curiosity was peaked. When she saw her photo in the last issue, she called to inquire the name of the con- tributor (sorry - sworn to secrecy). She said she could not recall that photo at all. DON MAXHEIMER was up at his shop loading a cooler with cans of beer. I inquired where he was .going fishing. Don replied, "Not fishing. Making ice cream." The beer was to insure adequate help his endeavor. POSTMASTER BRENDA BACON tried to get me to swap jobs for the afternoon. She was headed for a postal seminar in Bloomington. Since my afternoon didn't involve a committee meet- ing I declined her kind offer. HARRY W. HILD is recovering from surgery and has been greatly enjoying wife Jean's mowing of the yard. Get the idea that Jean could have the job permanently if she so wants. WAYNE TETLEY wants fair starts. He commented that a flag starter's needed on Elkhart Road to make sure the truck and car "races" have a fair start. BILL BRYSON passed along... "Some horses are so polite that when they come to a fence, they stop and let you go first. '" MAYOR JIM FUHRER and DIRECTOR MIKE PATRIDGE to'ok off for golf outing in Tennessee. Mike says they had some good shot, some bad shots, lost some golf balls, and ready to go back someday. Probably to find those golf balls. Get a new - BIG CAN - of WD40. You'll need it if you ignore con- struction signs and drive through fresh oil. The county and town- ships have started sealcoat opera- tions (oil & chip). LOCAL RESIDENT commented the City Council could end its Brown Water Committee. She has enough. Thank you. 4 TM OF JULY FRIED CHICKEN DINNER will serve up fresh chick- ens from a chicken farm that uses no additives. The result is larger pieces and fresh chicken; so I've been told. PASSING ALONG "KUDOS" to the Mt. Pulaski Township Park Dis- trict. The new play equipment has been earning nothing less than "Wows" from folks. Even people that don't have little kids said they Wished they could be a kid again for a day just to play on the new equipment. A WORKCAMP youngster has chosen his favorite Mt. Pulaski Our Weather 2010 I've had several people ask about the .rainfall report. It's finally come in. Here's March, April, and May. All three appeared in the drop box at the same time. Always good to have the rain gauge recorder helping the paper live up to its motto... "It's old news, but there nothing else wrong with it..." The official National Weather Service rainfall (melted snow) for the Mt. Pulaski Observation Loca- tion for February was 2.11". Total snow accumulation for February was 7". Rainfall (melted  snow) for January was 1.46". Total snow accumulation for January was 6.5". MARCH 8.14" l0.11" 11.27" 13.13" TOTAL 2.4" 14.25" 28.47" 21.08" 29.27" 25.07" 26.61" Pea sized hail on 3-7. Fog on 3-17 & 3-18. APRIL 3.38" 7.33" 24.49" 4.02" 8.03" 25.83" 5.03" 22.19" 26.24" 6.35" 23.04" TOTAL 2.93" Dense fog 4-22: MAY 1.06" 13.21" 22.04" 2.17" 14.04" 25.07" 4.01" 17.61" 27.12" 11 1.18" 18.40" 12.03" 21.41" TOTAL 3.35" Very early frost on cars and roofs on 5-9. place. It's Buff's. After work one evening last week he was trying to find someone to accompany him to the local dinning establishment. " Eating there had been on his mind quite a bit that day. In response to putting CATS ON LEASHES, a local resident sent in a comment... "I tried to leash my cat. I thought she would like to walk with me. She first of all wouldn't sit long enough for me to put the harness around her legs. When I got it on her, she wanted to run and flip over: I first tried this experiment on a stuffed beanie baby cat. My cat took a great deal of interest in that. When I walked it, it stayed upright and kind of hopped. I'll follow a leash law when someone can explain, and show me, how to get it on my cat with- out having a fine display of claw scratches on my hands and arms. She's vicious when provoked even by me. Let alone someone else." FATHER MURPHY walked into a pub and said to the first man he met, "Do you want to go to heaven?" The man replied, "I do Father." The priest said, "Then stand over there against the wall." Then the priest asked a second man, "Do you want to go to heaven?" "Certainly, Father," was the man's reply. The priest said, "Then stand over there against the wall." Then Father Murphy walked up to O'Toole and said, "Do you want to go to heaven?" O'Toole said, "No, I don't, Father." The priest said, "I don't believe this. You mean to tell me that when you die you don't want to go to heaven?" O'Toole said, "Oh, when I die, yes. I thought you were getting a group together to go right now." THE OLD FARMER satrocking on the front porch as he talked to the stranger. "Been thirty years since I lost my wife in these woods." "Oh, I'm sorry," the stranger said, "It must have been hard to lose your wife like that." "Hard?" the farmer snorted, "Was dang near impossible! She knew those woods like the back of her hand!" Topper Basketball Camp conducted by head coach Ryan Deibert ran from June 7-11. BOB GASAWAY Photo NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TENTATIVE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE The Board of Trustees of the Latham Fire Protection District, Logan and Macon Counties, Illinois, has prepared a Ten- tative Annual Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for its fiscal year beginning June 1, 2010 and ending May 31, 2011 Copies of this proposed Ordinance now are available for public inspection at the Latham Fire Protection District firehouse in Latham, Illinois: Copies will remain there for more than 30 days prior to a hearing thereon. On MondayAugust 2, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. the Fire Protection District will hold a public hearing at the firehouse to con- Sider and to vote final action on this Ordi- nance. Dated: June 7,2010. IS Dale Taylor, Secretary FOR SALE Used treadmill in vlgdlcond.,$50 obo, 737-6085 Oak D-R furn., round pedestal table w/leaf, 2 cptn chrs, 4 side chrs, exc. cond., Harristown Depot new $1400, sell $700, 792-5692 Mattress/Furniture Overstock Clearance 30-60% Off Mattress sets starting at $100 Sofa's starting at $299 All brand new with full warranties Delivery Available Springneld 217-361 "1357 TOTAL QUALITY MERCHANDISE 1984 Honda V45 750 CC, 15,000 mls; very good shape, $2,000 or OBO, 217-737o0548 Computer Cabinet, exc. Cond., "Hooker" Mission style, Stahl's new $1500, sell $750, 792-5692 92 Lincoln Cont. Town Car, silver, Leather, full power, decent cond., 120,000 miles, $1,500 OBO, 652-2708 Washer/Dryer, elect. Range - $50 each; side by side fridge/freezer, good for garage/ shop $50; wood lathe w/stand, motor, 8 chis- els $400; Harry/Jean Hild 414-1012 Furniture Sale by Appt. - June 26 & 27. Call 732-9373. Maple twin beds w/matching vanity, mirror, bench & bedside table; maple dining table w/4 chairs; hickory 46" square coffee table w/matching lamp table - all bev- eled glass insert; 5-piece Formica/chrome dining set (circa 1952); microwave cabinet; radio/stereo console; RCA TV console', Phil- lips Magnavox VHS: lamp table; misc. Fresh black raspberries, 792-5198 Queen size black metal canopy bed, $20, 674-3709 Full size mattress and box springs, $20, 674-3709 Bristol tickets for August night race, 433-4295 GIVEAWAY Used bricks, various conditions, 792-5559 Female black cat, fixed, de-clawed. Up to date vaccinations, 412-6331 WANTED Heavy duty, wood, porch swing, 792-5964 FOR RENT 2 bdrm Apt. - Mt. Pulaski, lease, refer- ences, depost, 737-0347 or 792-5313 1 bdrm house - A/C, W/D, stove, refrig. sec. dep., NO PETS, aon-smoker, lease, 792-5363 SERVICES I Kenny I Norman's Cell - 280-1482 Looking for a Mary Kay consultant? Con- tact Leslie Anderson at 217/415-3613 or leslie_00_82@yahoo.ccm Will buy junk cars / trucks 217-415-0438 TRACTOR FDR HIRE If Needing Landscaping - Grading - Brush Mowing - Post Hole Digging - Etc. Give us a call at 217-7:372946 or online at tractorjoe.net for more details GARAGE SALES Cornland Community Garage Sales July 10 from 8 to 2. Maps available. Mt. pu[azt00i i00imez USPS No. 365-660 is published semi-monthly (twenty-four times- issues) per year by Michael Lakin, 311 S. Washington St.,, Mt. Pulaski, Illinois 62548. Business and Editorial Offices: Accounting and Circulation Offices: Michael Lakin, 311 S. Washington St., Mt. Pulaski, Illinois 62548. Call 217-792-5557 to subscribe. Periodical Postage is paid at Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Mt. Pulaski Times C/O Michael Lakin, 311 S. Washington St., Mt. Pulaski, Illinois 62548 Office: 217-792-5557 times@frontiernet.net 10 m', , m. I @ ,i = I-L i-a