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Have power when the power goes out with our Guardian Standby Generators When the power goes out.., and it will... You can depend on our Guardian Standby Generators for automatic back-up power Fully Automatic 24/7 Protection Permanent Better Than Portables Dave Bassett- John Wyss Mt. Pulaski lic. #058-12-1898 792-5593 CHURCll "The Lile Charch That Could" I 5:30PM Saturday Services I 10AM Sunday Services 223 W. Cooke St. Mt. Pulaski 792-5502 better water, pure and simple.  Culligan Water Products Water Softeners Iron Filters Bottled Water Joel & Deanna Jacobs Eddie Combs 318 N. Chicago St. - Lincoln 735.4450 Did You Know - A study says that U.S. doctors overprescdbe drugs to their patients. IBM has tumed 100 years old. l0 What Memorial Day Means To Me To me, Memorial Day is a time to spend with family. Memorial Day also makes me thankful, because the people I love are here with me and haven't been killed. Some people aren't so lucky, so I have a lot to be thank- ful for. I also fed pride, because my country is great, and I am proud to live in the same country as the people who gave their lives for us. Memorial Day isn't just a happy time. For many families it's a time of sorrow. Many families have relatives that died in a war. My grandma's brother was killed in the Vietnam War, so I can only remember stories about him. M family took a trip to Washing- ton D.C., and we saw my uncle's name on the Viet- nam memorial. It's so sad to hear about how he died, but the story fills me with pride. My uncle fought and died for this country. Who wouldn't be proud of that? Memorial Day is a time of remembrance. For some people, they remember the good times they had. Others think of the bad times. The people who have served and died for our country should at least be remembered, no matter what their contri- bution was. Their legacy should be heard. It doesn't matter what they did, they still helped our army, and those soldiers should be honored and remembered. We owe them that. Memorial Day isn't just a time to remember the deceased soldiers. It's a time to acknowledge and thank the veterans that are still alive. Just lorence's rner When I was dating Kenneth (way back in the 1930's), he was in charge of the sound system at the Logan County Fair so we spent a lot of time there. I can remember one time it rained so much that he was in mud up to his knees. But we were in love and you know how that goes so everything was fine. Back then there was no pavement. In 1961 for the sil-ten- nial, our Kitchen Band was organized. We gave lots of programs and were even on the Ted Mack's show on television. We also played several times on the stage at the Illi- nois Building. All of the Is that banjo music I hear? Chief Lynn Freer arrived on Winter Street to find a 1989 Lincoln in the ditch. The front end was heavily damaged and the frame was bent. Several people were standing around looking at the car. Most were shiftless, at least the males, and looked like extras from "Deliv- erance". The driver had tried a u-turn; accidentally hit the accelerator and the car ended up with the front end in the corn. The Lincoln was judged too damaged to be driven. An accident report was completed. No citations were issued. Mt. Pulaski Times because they already have a holiday in November, doesn't mean they can't be recognized now. They deserve it. They fought for our country, and lived to tell about it. That's pretty awesome. Sure, now there usually aren't a whole lot of casualties, but there used to be. People used to be lucky to oame hack home. They should at least get recognition for what they did. Memorial Day is a really special day. I get to spend time with family and friends. I get to listen to stories about times from a war I wasn't alive for. I get to hear stories about those people who are no longer here to tell their own story. I get to remember those who have died and those who are still alive. Memorial Day is fun for me because I'm surrounded by those who love me I think it really means a lot. Julia Becme Sth Grafle Julia was the grade school winner in the SAL Memorial Day writing competition. Steve Hahn Photo "Fairs" band members are in the cemetery except Jennie Allsopp and myself. My piano player, Phyllis Koe- hler is in a nursing home in Carlinville. I can remem- ber doing a strip-tease act when I slowly took off my dress and pantaloons to reveal my bathing suit and Hawaiian grass skirt for the next numbe Also, when the band did not sound very good, I would point my  at Mary Febus and she'd whistle with her finge. Many a time someone would want to buy her whistle. She was so good. I told a lot of jokes to keep the audi- ence interested. We did have loads of fun_ ARer we broke up, I helped the llli- opolis band until I was 90. On the Li&hter Side Beth had this note on her refrig- erator. Roast and tatters in oven, pie on stove, apple- sauce in fridge and I still love you. She was pleased when she came home and found his note: Honey, Roast and tatters in belly; pie on my face, applesauce on my pants, and dirty dishes in sink, and I still love you. Food for Thought John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my Word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. Caught One Officer Kyle Veech observed the spinning of tires and rapid acceleration that residents complain of so often. When he stopped the vehicle, he also found the driver to be a bit dodgy. In the end, the driver and passenger also had recreational drugs in their possession. Parents were called. The ticket was for squealing screeching of fires. The drug situation is pendin A Stradivadus violin has been sold for $16 Million. It is Imown as the "Lady Blunt" hme 30, 2011 rl] T'::WTF%I21FlI1[]!["Fr';l:F]rII :T*T i : ' ]"'[ ..... 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