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11 June School Board Meeting Board Makes Some Rehires CLASSIFIEDS I== 04 04 m m 204 N. Vine Street 614 N. Marion Street 919 S. Spring Street 604 N. Vine Street New Listing - 2 Bedroom Doris & Associates 1411N.'Kickapoo- Lincoln- 735"7197 FOR SALE 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 1984 Honda V45 750 CC, 15,000 mls, very good shape, $2,000 or OBO, 217-737-0548 Computer Cabinet, exc. Cond., "Hooker" Mission style, Stahl's new $1500, sell $750, 792-5692 Washer/Dryer, elect. Range - $50 each; side by side fridge/freezer, good for garage/ shop $58; wood lathe w/stand, motor, 8 chis- els $400; Harry/Jean Hild 414-1012 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 Springfield 217-361-1357 TOTAL QUALITY MERCHANDISE 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 Four Ford Ranchero hubcaps, Ford truck rubber mat - almost new, iron baby bed, 732-9872 Golden Lab Puppies, born April 29, $200 each, the Maxheimers 792-3326 . 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, non-smoker, lease, 792-5363 SERVICES Looking for a Mary Kay consultant? Con-- tact Leslie Anderson at 217/415-3613 or leslie_00_82@yahoo.com Will buy junk cars / trucks 217-415-0438 TRACTOR FOR HIRE If Needing Landscaping - Grading - Brush Mowing - Post Hole Digging - Etc. Give us a call at 217-7372946 or online at tractorjoe.net for more details P#rmanent slots available for daycare for summer and next year 6am to 6pm. Refer- ences if needed, CPR certified and teachers aide Fenced backyard, pool, swingset, sand- box, fun and child friendly home. Melissa 217-671-6353 Experienced home care to elderly, Good rates, by the hou'.(daily, weekly, or monthly.) References. Will clean, cook, do laundry, run errands, etc. Avanable Monday thru Friday. Rosie 217-737-7765 between 8am and 4pm. GARAGE SALES Cornland Community Garage Sales July 10-from 8 to 2. Maps available, 2366 - 350 t" St. Latham - July 1, 2, & 3 from 8-4. John Deere riding mower, some tools, misc. Mt. pulaski 00imrs 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 A couple, married almost 60 years die within days of each other. Theyhave been in good health, mainly due to the wife's extreme interest in health food. St. Peter took them to their mansion, which was decked out with a beautiful kitchen and masterbath suite. Tthe old man asked how much all this cost. "It's free," St. Peter replied, "Remember, this is Heaven." Next they went out back to see the championship golf course the home backed up to. They would have golfing privileges every day, and each week the course changed to a new one representing the great golf courses on Earth. The old man asked, "What are the green fees?" "This is Heaven.," St. Peter replied. "You play for free." Next they went to the clubhouse and saw the lavish buffet lunch with the cuisines of the world laid out. "How much to,eat?" asked the old man. "Don't you understand yet?" St. Peter asked. "This is Heaven. It's freer "Well, where are the low-fat and low-cholesterol foods?" the oldman asked timidly. "That's the best part.., you can eat as much as you like of whatever you like and never get fat and you never get sick. This is Heaven." The old man looked at his wife and Said, "You and your bran muffins. I could have been here ten years ago!" Stan's In Extra Innings On Softball Board Approves Carpet Bid HS Students May Need Parking Stickers/Tags The Board... Rehired Sandy Remmert as elementary aide for 2010-2011 school year. Rehired Jason Beard as elementary aide for 2010-2011 school year. Rehired Jill Seibert as library clerk for 2010-2011 school year. Rehired Cindy Stoll as high school teacher's aide for 2010-2011 school year. Hired Miehele Clark as National Honor Society sponsor. Approved Cathy Shull as district 'treasurer for 20102011. Girls Softball Stan Anderson discussed the girls' softball survey that was conducted andthe response from the board about the, program. He stated he felt there was still support for the program. Mike Toohey addressed Stan's concerns about the survey and why the decision was made. Mike talked about the cuts that have been made to staff and other programs and stated that we have to cut costs where we can. Mike said he does not want to cut the program, but there has not been continuing support for softball. Stan wanted to know if there Could be a sign up period for this fall and then possibly re-evaluate the decision. Superintendent Shelton said that is not an option. President Meister stated we had addressed this issue as an agenda item in the past and the board had listened to Stan's comments along with others. JoeOlson stated that the board and administration had looked carefully at the history of the program before making the cut. Jeff Haley talked about the safety issue with the younger age group of girls and did not feel there had been any consistency with the school program even if there had been in the summer program. Start said how he felt there were a lot of talented girls and would like to see the program continued. President Meister thanked Stan for his attendance. Heart of Illinois WorkCamp Superintendent Shelton said there were over 120 kids present. He thought that things ran smoothly for the week. Bet $5 Nick and Lou head out for a quick round of golf. Nick says to Lou, "Let's say we make the time worth the.while, at least for one of us, and spot $5 on the lowest score for the day." Lou agrees and they enjoy a great game. After the 8th hole,. Lou is ahead by 1 stroke, but cuts his ball into the rough on the 9th. "Help me find my ball; you look over there," he says to Nick. After 5 minutes, neither has had any luck, and since a lost ball carries a two- stroke penalty, Lou puils a ball from his pocket and tosses it to the ground. 'Tve found my ball!" he announces tri- umphantly. Nick looks at him forlornly, "After all the yearswe've been friends, you'd cheat me on golf for a measly five bucks?" "What do you mean cheat? I found my ball sitting right here!" 'TII have you know I've been Standing on your ball for the last five minutes!" Two Scots Two Scots, Rabby and Angus are play- ing golf and come upon a water hole. Rabby tees up and hits it into the middle of the pond. He reaches into his bag to find that he is out of balls. He then asks Angus for a ball and proceeds to hit it into the pond as well. This goes on for 3 or 4 more times and when he asks Angus for yet another ball, Angus says."Rabby, these ball cost me a pretty penny," Rabby replies "Och!, Angus if you cannee afford to play the game, ya should nee be out here". Doug Martin stated he and Kathy Boward were at the final program and were impressed with the kids and the camp staff. Hv said the campers had helped over 24 families in the area and how it was a good thing for the community. Doug and Kathy said that the camp coordinators had expressed their alcprecia- tion to the school board and school staff for letting them use the school. State Finances Superintendent Shelton gave a State finance update. The district recently received a state aid pay- ment and a transportation payment. He said that get- ting this year's money in next year's budget can make things confusi.ng, but said we will have an overall reduction in general state aid for next year. Doug Martin and Mike Toohey commented on Rep- resentative Bill Mitchell's recent town hall meeting they attended with Superintendent Shelton ad both made the comment of how the state financing situa- tion does not look good for the next several years. Unfinished Business Superintendent Shelton presented three bids for the carpet replacement in the pod area of the grade school. He said all of the bids have the same specs and that our staff will do the removal of Lhe old carpet. The Board approved the bid from Calhoun Carpet of Springfield for carpet replacement at the grade school for $15,807.92. The Board approved moving the school board meet- ing date in August from the 23 to the 16. New Business Superintendent Shelton discussed a new law that will require the district to have food allergy guide- lines as part of the School Board Policy. He will be working on the policy for review. It has to be in effect by December 31. Superintendent Shelton had talked with Principal :Morgan about the possibility of parking stickers or tags for students who drive to school. This wuld be a way for the principal to know whose vehicle is and is not supposed to be in the parking lot. This will be continued for discussion in upcoming meetings. A reader came across this photo of a Ku Klux Klan gathering somewhere iu this area; some years ago. Yes, even this was also part of our history. ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE OF THE ELKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT, Logan County, Illi- nois, ascertaining the prevailing rate of wages for laborers, workmen, and mechanics employed on public works of the said Library District WHEREAS, the State of Illinois has enacted "An Act regulating wages of laborers, mechanics and other workers employed in any public works by the State, county, city or any public body or any polilical subdivision or by anyone under contract for public works", approved June 26, 1941, codified as 8DlelMled. 820 ILCS 130/0.01 et seq. (2002), and further amended by P.A. 93-15,93-16,93-38, and 93-205. WHEREAS, the aforesaid Act requires that the ELKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT of Logan County, Illinois, investigate and ascertain the prevailing rate of wages as defined in said Act for laborers, mechanics and other workers in the locality of LOGAN COUNTY emPloyed in performing construction of public works, for said ELKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TRUSTEES OF THE ELKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT: SECTION h To the extent as required by the State Statute cited above, the general pre- vailing rate of wages in this locality for laborers, mechanics and other workers engaged in the construction of public works coming under the jurisdiction of the ELKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT is hereby ascertained to be the same as the prevailing rate of wages for construction work in LOGAN COUNTY, Illinois, as determined by the Department of Labor of the State of Illinois as of June, 2010, a copy of that determina- tion being attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference. As required by said Act, any and all revisions of the prevailing rate of wages by the Department of LaOor and of the State of Illinois shall supersede the Department's June determination and apply to any and all public works construction undertaken by the ELKHART PUBLIC "LIBRARY DISTRICT. The definition of any terms appearing in this Ordinance which are also used in the aforesaid Act shall be the same as in said Act. SECTION 2: Nothing herein contained shall be construed to apply said general prevail- ing rate of wages as herein ascertained to any work or employment except publi," works construction of this ELKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT to the extent required by the aforesaid Act. SECTION 3: The ELKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT shall publicly post or keep available for inspection by any interested party in the main office of this Library District this deteCmination or any revisions of such prevailing rate of wage. A copy of this determl nation or of the current revised determination of prevailing rate of wages then in effect shall be attached to all contract specifications.