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You need a tangible plan for today and tomorrow No matter where you're starting from. we will provide e tangible plan to help you protect what you have today and plan for the future. Larry D. Medaris LUTCF 316 S. Washington - Mt. Pulaski 792-3778 FINANCIAL www.cNmntryflnaclal.cm START RIGHT. START HERE." HARDWARE & GARDENS Full Service Hardware Store & Greenhouse Local Friendly Service Inde pendently Owned & Operated Open 7 Days a Week Mon. - Fri. 7:30Am - 6Pm Sat. 7:30Am - 5Pro Sun. lOAm - 3Pro www.facebook.com/johnsontruevalue 423 S. Washington St. - Mt. Pulaski 792-5911 Have power when the power goes out with our Guardian Standby Generators When the power goes out.., and #will... You can depend on our Guardian Standby Generators for automatic back-up power Fully Automatic 2417 Protection Permanent Better Than Portables Dave Bassett- John Wyss 105 E. Jefferson St. - Mt. Pulaski lic. #058-12-1898 792-559 3 Topper Red Hatters 12 On the go... At our July luncheon meeting, it was announced that the August luncheon would be held at Mario's south of Springfield. It is located in the Panther Creek area, on the Cha- tham Road. Turn !eft at the third light just past Meier's. We will be-leaving from the Legion parking lot at 10:40a sharp if you need a ride. Reservations are set for 11:30a Tuesday, August 17. Mario's has been in business for many years, but has a fairly new location that is easily reached from White Oaks Mail. They have a very good Monday thru Friday buffet that begins serving a t 1 l:00a. Of course, Italian fare prevails on the buffet: spaghetti, lasagna, several kinds of pizzas, taco, hot cheese toppings and spicy FI ground beef fillings; hot rolls; icy green salads as well as d k.--.a macaroni, potato salads, etc. There is usually a choice of soups available, as well as 50 a tasty dessert bar. Of course, many other choices are .. on the menu daily. Please call co-hostess, Pat Straumann, 792-5660, or Donald Klumpp was presented with a Certified Nurs- Pat Butkovich, 792-5398, before August- 16, so reserva- " ing/kssistant Certificate and Pin Thursday July 29 at 6: 30 p.m. at Lincoln Land Community College. The Pre- tions may be confirmed with Mario's. senter was Nancy Waiton, RN Assistant Professor, and Come join us...guests are always welcome as are potential new members. Nurse Assistant Program. Submitted by Pat Straumann Former Student Treats Former Teacher Todd Cyrul/k was first to come across this. Phil Bertoni forwarded it to the paper. Many years ago, a young. Richard Matta taught band at Mt. Pulaski Grade School. One of his pupils was James McGee. James McGee's mother, Mrs. McGee, was a long- time Mt. Pulaski Public School 2 "d grade teacher. Fast-forward a few decades. Mr. Matta is now a band instructor for Walter Johnson Junior High School, Las Vegas, Nevada. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. When his former grade school student learned of Mr. Mat- ta's diagnosis he flew to Las Vegas to supervise cancer treatments that saved his teacher's life. Dr. James McGee, once a band student at Mt. Pulaski Grade School, is now a world-renowned oneologist in Peoria. Dr. McGee is making a documen- tary about his former band teacher. It will tell the story of how Mr. Matta, Dr. McGee's former band instructor in Mt. Pulaski, changed his life by showing him he could do anything and compete with anyone. The following Nevada State Assem- bly Resolution No. 19 was written and passed in honor of Mr. Richard Matta, who is the band instructor for Walter Johnson Junior High School, Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Matta, former Mr. Pulaski Grade School Band Instructor, is being recognized for his dedication and successes at this school, in this school district, and especially for his continued teaching during his recent treat- ments for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The Resolution further honors Mr. Matta's former student. Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 19 ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLU- TION-Honoring Richard Matta, the Band Instructor at Walter Johnson Junior High School in Las Vegas. WHEREAS, Richard Matta was born and raised on a farm in Central Illinois, where his passion for music started at an early age while playing the trumpet in his junior high school bnd; and WHEREAS, His passion for musm and teaching led Richard to Murray State Univer- sity where he received a bachelor's degree in music education and to the University of Illinois where he received a master's degree in music education; and WHEREAS, Richard Matta has studied and performed with many wofld-ienowned musicians, such as Vince Cichowicz, who is regarded as one of North America's foremost experts in brass pedagogy; and WHEREAS, Prior to.his relocation to Nevada, Richard Matta taught music to students in Illinois, Texas and Wisconsin, and is now in his 19th year as a band direc- tor for the Clark County School District, and many of his studems have continued on to perform.in top musical positions throughout the country; and WHEREAS, During his tenure in Clark County, Richard has consistently had the top bands in the District at festivals, and his concerts are always enthusiastically received; and WHEREAS, Richard Matta is a cancer survivor, thanks to one of his first music stu- dents who is now a world-class oncologist, who flew from Peoria, Illinois, to Las Vegas to supervise personally Richard's treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: and WHEREAS, Richard Matta's passion for music and commitmen to his students could not be quelled by his illness, and he contin- ued to teach even while be was receiving cancer treatments: and WHEREAS, Richard Matta's other pas- sion is his family, the childhood sweetheart he married 45 years ago, his two children, four grandchildren and great-grandchild, all of whom reside in Las Vegas; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED BY THE ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, THE SENATE CONCURRING, That the Nevada State Legislature and the residents of the State of Nevada recognize what an inspiration Richard Matta is to his students, his peers and the residents of this State; and be it further RESOLVED, That the residents of the State of Nevada are encouraged to follow Richard Matta's advice to "find their dream, set goals and go for it": and be it further RESOLVED, That the Legislature and the residents of the State of Nevada thank Rich- ard Matta for his hard work and dedication in furthering the musical talent and apprecia- tion for music m this State; and be it further RESOLVED. That the Chief Clerk of flae Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this . resolution to Richard Matta. bJ O O Odd Fellow Heritage ] Apartments Affordable .housing for qualified people Buffalo - Williamsville - Illiopolis For information call: z17-364-4828 or 217-341- 6453 MT. PULASKI RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT Trustees: Leslie Foxie Hild, Eddie Pharis, Michael Morris 612 East Dekalb Street Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548-1286 (217) 792-5222 (Answering Machine) mpfiredist@yahoo.com POSTPONED MEETING NOTICE MT. PULASKI RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT The regularly scheduled August meeting of the Mt. Pulaski Rural Fire Protection District Board of Trustees will be postponed from Tuesday, August 17, 2010, to Tuesday, August 24, 2010. The meeting will be held at the Mt. Pulaski Fire Station #1,612 East Dekalb St., Mr. Pulaski, IL, at 7:30 p.m. Eddie Pharis, Secretary NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING MT. PULASKI RURAL FIRE PROTECTION BUDGET Notice is hereby given that the Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for Mr. Pulaski Rural Fire Protection District, Logan and Macon Counties, illinois for the fiscal year beginning June 1, 2010 and ending May 31, 2011, will be on file and available for Public Inspection from and after Monday, July 26, 2010, at the Fire District Office, 612 East Dekalb Street, Mt Pulaski, IL qotice is further hereby given that a Public Heanng on said Budge and Appropriation Ordinance will be held at 7:30 P.M., Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 at the Mt. Pulaski Rural Fire Protection Dis- trict office, and final action will be taken at said meeting on said budget. Eddie Pharis, Secretary Mt. Pulaski Rural Fire Protection Dist.