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"It's old news, but there's nothing else wrong with it." Mark Twain SMALLTOWN PAPERS INC 217 W COTA 12/31/17-c SHELTON WA 98584-2263 Sept. 15, 2017 Mt Pulaski Library HALLOWEEN PLAY: A PARTY AT WIIT.HY'5 HOUSE Grades K- 4th This year 5 Graders are invited to join the play as "The Witch's Chorus." The chorus will need to be dressed as a witch and sing one line to a song, but sing it throughout the play. Come and get a part, and learn about the play, on September 21:3:15 -- 4Pm. Practice: Thursday September 28 -" October 5 -- October 12:3:15 -- 4Pm. October 19 is the last short practice after school; go home, and then retum to the Library at 6:30 to get ready for the play that is at 7Pm. Family and friends are invited for a spooky treat after the play. Mt PuLaski Courthouse Foundation Friday December 1 Individuals and businesses interested in decorating a tree for the auction contact Jamie Jones (309-370-7253 or jones83 @ Several tree sizes are available on first come first serve basis. Trees must be turned in, no later than November 4. If using your own tree, it must be 4-foot or smaller. Auction proceeds will be used for res- toration/repairs to the Courthouse as well as sponsoring community events. As always, the Foundation thanks you for your continued support. Mt. Pulaski Times 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 217-303-6159 to subscribe. Periodical Postage is paid at Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Mt. Pulaski Times, C/O Michael Lakin, P O Box 114 311 S. Washington Mr. Pulaski, Illinois 62548 Office: 217-303-6159 Arrives on Courthouse Square Julie Mason Prop. By Mike Lakin JuliCs 10-year dream of opening her own floral shop ended when she walked into the Cavestani's comer building at Cooke & Lafay- ette (SE Comer of the Courthouse Square). She saw her business location for lease and she knew it was time to take the next step and open her business. Just days after readying the shop to open, Julie's distinctive creative designs were on display in her new shop. She started out in high school, taking a vocational class in floral design and found at that young age what she knew was her career path. Julje has worked for about 21-years in florals, working in florist shops where she honed her eye in floral designs. "I dreamt flowers and I would go to sleep thinking of different creations and arrangements," Julie said. "I really like it here," she said, "Everyone has been sowelcoming." She credits family and friends for support- ing her dream. Her husband Chris has used his talents in the shop, constructing a floral cooler in the back. Julie said he has done a lot of research and will finish turning that research into a cooler soon. The shop specializes in weddings, sympa- thy tributes, celebrations, and everyday occa- sions. Whether it's a bouquet for a loved one, an arrangement for a special event or home decor, Julie offers a variety of options. Seeing what she has in her shop now, it's obvious she can create almost anything with flowers. Julie says she enjoys silk arrangements and - of course - fresh flowers. Cont'd on Page 4 Fifth Year of Summer Food Program Has come to an end Saying "Thank You" to this community seems so inadequate! You have once again been so generous with monetary and food contributions. We provided weekly food to 50-children this summer. School backpacks were pro- vided for pre-school through 8th grade, and monetary gifts to 9th through 12~ for their supplies. A big thank you as well, to the Methodist Church, and a ladies Bible Class for buying all the needed school supplies and packing them. A big job! To our faithful volunteers, who gave up their time, every Tuesday, all summer to help shop and pack bags for distribution. We couldn't do it without you! We are so proud to be a part of this giving Community. Thanks Again - Mary Brown and Judy Knauer Project #2 of Courthouse Renovation Set to Begin FaLl. of 203.7 Second phase in renovation of Mount Pulaski Courthouse is underway. Architectural and engineering plans to repair and renovate the East exterior wall will be finalized in the fall of 2017. Construction is scheduled to be completed during spring and early summer 2018. This is the second phase in a series of proj- ects intended to renovate and stabilize the physical structure of the historic courthouse. First phase, completed in 2016, repaired broken roof support attic beams and also replaced the entire roof. Mt. Pulaski Courthouse Foundation has overwhelmingly been supported by our com- munity and other historical enthusiasts since our inception in 2011 and for that we say thank you. Please watch for future updates as we begin the design phase and look to raise the necessary funds to complete this worth- while project of our beloved historic court- house. Submitted by- Mt. Pulaski Courthouse Foundation Scott Lindley Compl.etes Veterans Mural. By Mike Lakin A visit to Scott Lindley's Mt. Pulaski CSL Studio was made at the right time. Scott was placing the finishing touches on a large mural that was headed to Casey, Illinois. The WWII imagery was privately com- missioned. During the war, Casey uniquely honored every soldier. When a soldier left for service, l~s family would take his name downtown an~l present the name to a painter. The name of the soldier would be painted on a metal plaque; the plaque was mounted on a wall along with the names of soldiers that had already left for service. 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