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50/50 Raffle Winner Winner of the 50/50 raffle spon- sored by the Mt. Pulaski Historical Society was Har- lean Veech of Comland. In Mem0ry-- Shutt Thank You From The Family of Eloise Fraim We would like to express our sin- cere thanks. Thank you to all of her close friends for loving and caring for her so deeply; and for being such a huge and important part of her life - and for the countless card games! Thank you to the Mt. Pulaski First Christian Church for making sure her connec- tion to the church was never broken - another factor of great importance in her life. To the staff of St. Clara's Manor - you made her o last days more comfortable and enjoyable. She expressed her thankfulness over and over. You have each claimed your own place in her heart. Thank you for your compas- sion. And, to the gen- tlemen at Fricke- Calvert-Schrader - she would be proud! You treated all of us with great respect and under- standing. You also managed to honor all of her wishes. A huge, heartfelt, thank you! We will all miss her and forever hold her lovingly in our hearts. God Bless Gary & Cindy Bemahl, Bill & Jan Pierce, Steve & Renay Anderson and our Families TRS Benefits Meeting The Regional Office of Education in conjunction with the Teachers' Retirement System, is scheduling a group meeting to provide infbrma- tion about TRS benefits and to explain the retirement pro- cess. Members of the retire- ment system who have ques- tions about their benefits and the retirement process should plan to attend the group meet- ing. The meeting is 4:30Pm Tuesday, September 20 in the Lincoln Community High School- Auditorium. Reward On or about Wednesday 08/26/2009 a historical sign valued at approximately $2,000 went missing from the Mount Pulaski City Hall building. The sign depicts a Lloyd Ostendorf painting of Jabez Capps and Abraham Lincoln standing in front of the Mount Pulaski House "in Mount Pulaski. The sign is approximately six feet tall and constructed of wood and metal. The picture on the sign is approximately 24" high and 18" wide. The sign weighs approximately 100 pounds. Anyone witk information is urged to call the Mount Pulaski Police Department or Lincoln/ Logan Crime Stoppers at 732-3000. October 4, 1934 - August 28, 2011 Bernardine L. Shutt, 76, passed away from cancer, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, surrounded by her family. She was born Oct. 4, 1934 in Mt. Pulaski, the daughter of John & Louise (Rentmeister) Bertsche. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She attended MacMurray College, Jacksonville. She married Donald W. Shutt Aug. 16, 1958. They were the proud parents of three sons. They raised their children in Florissant, MO and later moved to Blue Springs, MO. tk'rnardine worked for the SSA and retired from FDIC. She was a member of the Abiding Savior Lutheran Church. She loved visiting grandchildren, trips to Branson, and het memo- rable trip to Hawaii. She enjoyed shopping & hmches with dear friends. She was a loyal daughtcr to her mother Louise Bertsche, calling her daily at Vonderlieth Living Center and visiting as fie- quently as possible. She was preceded in death by her son Jeffery Shutt, twin broiher Bernard, and father. Bernardine is survived by her loving & devoted husband Don of 53 years, sons Mark (Shari), Gregory (Stephanie) & Grandchildren, Brittney (Ben) Conine, Jacquie & Madi- son Shutt and her precious mother Louise Bertsehe. Graveside services were Sept. 10 at Mt. Pulaski cemetery, Mt. Memorial: Odyssey Hospice. Christmas in Branson In )Ienl0ry-- Ayers The St. Adults & Friends of Mt. Pulaski Christian Church invite you to join us in Branson, Missouri November 15, 16, &17. Trip includes 3 days, 2 nights, 5 shows, 6 meals, travel insurance, and bus fare pro- vided by the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church bus. Cost to attend: Single $415, Double $350, Triple $325, and Quad $315. Shows include: Hollywood Christ- mas Spectacular, Hughes Brothers, Daniel O'Donnell, Haygoods, and Clay Cooper. Rotary seeks professionals for goodwill exchange Rotary club members of District 6490, which includes 53 clubs in Central and East Central Illinois, has announced that they will be sending a team led by a Rotarian with four outstanding professionals to visit District 1800 in North/Central Germany departing late May and returning late June 2012 as part of the Group Study Exchange program of The Rotary Foundation bf Rotary International. For four weeks team members expe- rience the way of life, customs, and vocational practices of another country, while sharing information about their home country. The Rotary Foundation pays for round-trip aiffare, and Rotary club members in the host country provide meals, lodging, and group travel in their district. Team members only pay for personal and incidental expenses. For an application contact: Kevin Miller, 1386 E 1900th Ave., Teutopolis, IL. 62467; 217-924-4155 More information and forms can be found at along with a link to last year's trip to Brazil. Applications are due by Sunday, Octo- ber 9 to Kevin Miller. Restaurants include: Golden Corral, Paradise Grill, Planta- tion Restaurant, Uptown Caffi, and Continental Break- fast both mornings at the motel. Breakfast and Lunch on the way there and Dinner on the way home are on your own at stops along the way. Full payment is due by Friday, October 14. Contact Teresa Montgomery at the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church office for complete trip details and registration infor- mation 792-5417. W'dliam Robert "Skip" Ayers, 79, of Mt. Pulaski, died at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital on September 1, 2011 at 8 Pro. Robert was born May 31, 1932 in Mt. Pulaski the son of Willis Henry and Eva Elizabeth Purcell Ayers. He married Mary L. Fields on April 2, 1954 in Mt. Pulaski. She preced him in death on September 2, 2008. Robert retired from Caterpillar in Decatur and worked several years help- ing a local farmer. Robert is survived by son: Danny (Jodie) Ayers of Mr. Pulaski; daugh- teE. Janice (Bobby Merreighn) Stewart of Lincoln; sisters: Zella Shehorn of Alabama, Betty Erlenbush Shartzer of Illiopolis, and Rosemary Lathrop of Cisne; grandchildren: David (Heather) Daggett, Mary Kay (Steven Buchanon) Daggett, Abagail (Brian) Walkins, Zachary (Chelsey Clayton) Ayers, Brooke (Jacob) Call, Riley Ayers, Carly Ayers and 9 great grandchildren: Dylan Robert, Baylee, Steven Jr., Preston, Briana, Katelynn, Landon, Lukas, and Wyatt. His parents, wife, son Jeffrey, brother Willis Ayers Jr., and sister Lucille Seller preceded him in death. Graveside Services for Robert were held at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery Tuesday, September 6. Jim Birge officiated. Memorials: Mt. Pulaski Phoenix Fire Department or Mt. Pulaski EMS. Fricke Calvert Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. 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