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Area Korean War Veterans to be Honored By Mike Lakin The Korean government has a re-visit program and for the past decade has invited American veterans of the Korean War to visit the coun- try. While there, they were given the Ambassador for Peace Medal. With the 60 th anniversary of the Korean War, the Korean government realized there were many vets who would not be able to make a re-visit to Korea. The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chicago contacted the Illinois Korean War Veterans Asso- ciation and delivered medals for members. At the June State Meeting in Springfield, medals were distributed to local Chapter Presidents for distribution to Chapter Vet- erans. Locally, the Republic of Korea Honored... Charles Aylesworth Robert Maske Alan Roos Richard Teike for their Korean War Service. The Ambassador for Peace Medal is part of an effort by the South Korean govern- ment to express gratitude to all Americans who served there as part of the 60  anni- versary observance of the 1950-53 Korean War. More than 54,000 Americans died in the conflict, 103,000 were wounded and more than 8,000 are still listed as missing in action. Although Korea is often referred to as "The Forgot- ten War," the South Korean government has shown its appreciation to the United States in a way no other ally or liberated nation has in his lifetime. One Iowa Korean War Veteran commented, "This is truly, I think, unique as an expression of appreciation for our soldiers. The example I always like to use is, they have the 11 'h or 12 *h largest econ- omy in the world today. And they live next door to one that is not doing well," com- munist North Korea. "When somebody asks me about, 'Was it worth it?' --- yes, it was worth it. All you have to do is look 60 years later and see the value of that." Heads of Korean War veteran chapters around the U.S. received a letter from Republic of Korea President Lee Myung-bak... "We salute your courage in enduring the unimaginable horrors of war," the letter states. "We pay tribute to your commitment to protect- ing liberty and freedom...We are proud of what we man- aged to accomplish and we wish to dedicate these achievements to you...You will always remain our true heroes and we assure you that we will continue to do our best to make you proud." Times Photo By Mike Lakin When Dean Allen out of Noblesville, Indiana (owner of the Allied Auto Hail Team) called the office about advertising his vehicle hail damage repair service I was not expecting to see the operation that I saw. Dean said his business does what is calledpaint- less dent repair. In other words, he says his techni- cians can repair the dents left in vehicles from the hailstorm. I was skeptical. But the skepticism soon passed. Dean pointed out his team can repair hail damage that is moderate by removing the dents without major auto bodywork. As for the haft damage to vehi- Sept. 3, 2011 Paintless Dent Repair? cles in this area, he called the damage moderate. He added he hadn't seen any with windshields broken or paint finishes cracked or chipped away. On cars with dents only, his team uses what iscalled paintless dent repair. Using this method, the cost of the repair is less because there is no sanding, no body filler added to dents, no replace- ment of body parts and no paint. Painfless dent repair (PDR), also known as "paintless dent removal", is a collection of techniques for removing minor dents a dings from the body of a motor vehicle. A wide range of damage can be repaired using PDR. The most common practical use for PDR is the repair of haft damage, door dings, minor body creases, and minor bumper indenta- tions. Limiting factors for a successful repair using PDR include the flexibility of the paint, and the amount the metal has been stretched by the damage incurred. The technology of PDR has been around for many years, and has become popularly adopted for consumer vehicle repair. Consequently, consumer- level awareness of the techniques has increased in recent years. Fluorescent lighting, or in some cases a reflec- tion board, is used to see the shadows created by the deformation of the dent. This is an important aspect of the repair process. Without a Paintless Dent Repair board or reflector board, the fine detail of the process is unseen, and technicians cannot locate their tools specifically and cannot remove the damage accurately. The process of Paintless Dent Repair requires a technician to specifically push exact loca- tions of metal to a precise height, which can only be witnessed with use of a PDR reading instrument, such as a Paintless Dent Repair reflector board or Paintless Dent Repair light. Dean works out of Indiana and uses the information provided by the National Weather Service to locate heavy storm areas. He targets Mt. Pulaski Times 50/50 Drawing Mt. Pulaski Township His- torical Society will have a 50/50 drawing at the Mt. Pulaski Fall Festival Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and will be avail- able in the food tent, from any member or at the museum. Draw- ing will be Satur- day night at the museum at 7Pm. Big Wednesday Kicks Off Sept. 14 Hey kids, big Wednesday is starting up. Sep- tember 14 kicks off another excit-. ing, fun-filled time for all grade schoolers at the Mount Pulaski Christian Church. This year's theme is "rock and roll" as we learn about praise and worship. Jesus said that even "the rocks will cry out" in praise to Him. Who knows, we might even have an Elvis sighting. 5:30-6:15 is family mealtime - all ages are invited to eat. 6:30-7:30 is Big Wednesday. See you there. areas that are relatively close to his home base of Noblesville. Dean said he was interested in coming Spay/Neuter to this area because he also Humane Society knows some folks around of Logan County's here, and he wanted to come and do what he could spay/neuter transport to APL to help them out. of Springfield is Dean pointed out a car Monday, Sept. 19. that had just been brought Call 217-737-4042 in. The hail dents were now to arrange obvious. He then pointed for your pet to be out a car being firfished spayed or neu- and you could not see any tered. dents. Dean said the dam- Dogs are $55. aged car would look like. Pits are free. Male the repaired car in just a cats $35, female few hours. As I said, I was skeptical, cats $45, and feral cats $25. Animals But the skepticism soon must haveproof passed. I never heard of of a rabies shot, or Paintless Dent Repair until one must be given this hailstorm. But it works at the time of spay/neuter. 11