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Safety Counts During Farm Credit's 'Meals In The Field' More than one-hundred Illinois farm families will be served com- plimentary hot lunches by Farm Credit Services of Illinois during the September 18-24 National Farm Safety & Health Week. But more than food will be delivered to farmers during their busy har- vest season; a message about farm safety will be included during each meal. This year marks Farm Credit's twelfth annual "Meals in the Field" program. Farm Credit Services of Illinois established the program in 2000 to help promote farm safety during the harvest season. Each of Farm Credit's branch offices selects at least one farm family to provide a lunch meal on each weekday of Farm Safety Week. The Farm Credit staff serves the lunch wherever the farmers are working that day. Each "Meals in the Field" host family will also be provided a Farm First Aid Kit produced by the National Education Center for Agricultural . Safe W compliments of Farm Credit. The durable and weather- resistant kit is specifically designed for farm injuries and is equipped with items such as an isothermal blanket, ice packs, a finger splint, and eye wash containers. "Farm Credit salutes the hard working farm families in Illinois. We want our meals to give farm- ers a compelling reason to climb off the combine or out of their grain truck to take a quick and refreshing break during the long harvest work days," says Dave Owens, President and C.E.O. of Farm Credit Services of Illinois. "We remind farmers that it pays in the long run to slow down enough to take breaks and drink plenty of water to help them stay alert while operating farm machinery." Unfortunately, the past year has been one of the deadliest on Illinois farms. From July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, thirty-nine farm-related deaths occurred. That is the most Illinois has experienced since 2001. Twenty- one farm-related deaths occurred in 2009-10. The leading cause of death is tractor run-overs and rollovers; roadway collisions rank second. The theme for the 2011 National Farm Safety and Health Week is "Safety Counts--Your Community Depends On It." Illinois is making a special focus on community safety efforts concerning grain bin accidents and suffocations. Purdue Uni- versity reported that 51 men and boys were engulfed in grain bins throughout the United States last year; twenty-six of those individu- als died. Illinois led the nation with 10 grain bin accidents and five deaths. All Illinois farm families that reside in the southern 60 coun- ties are eligible for "Meals in the Field" by registering with a Farm Credit Services of Illinois branch office or on-line at http://fcsilli- nois. com/registration.html. Did You Know - A Dutch woman has been 42,000 pounds of meat were charged with harassment, calling stolen from a tractor-trailer in her ex-boyffiend 65,000 times in Iowa. the past year. High doctor salaries and expen- sive hip replacements are being blamed for driving up the cost of health care in the U.S. I feel there is something we have lost sight of in America. Well, there are a lot of basic things we have forgotten, but the one I was thinking about has to do with the "Ameri- can Dream". Just what is the Amer- ica Dream? How is it defined? There is probably a different answer from each individual. Why is the question being posed? Because it relates to what we have forgotten. When people came to this land, they came from cultures and governments we have not experienced. They were dictatorial and oppressive in some cases. The idea here was not to be ruled by a king or a M. Tait's Jus' Thinkin' make of oneself. It involved respect for the worth of both the individ- ual and the collec- tive country. It was not about expect- ing things to be easy. It was about having the freedom to try. It wasn't about a handout; it was about getting a hand up. It wasn't about secu- rity; it was about opportunity, work, and accomplishment. It wasn't about government doing it for us, or stopping us from doing it, it was about we the people, having liberty and free- dom to be and to do the best we were able. It wasn't about expecting rewards without working for them, and feeling entitled to things, it was about dictator, but to have the people being grateful for the freedom govern, both themselves and to achieve them. This privilege the country. This would allow carries with it responsibility. an individual to develop his I wonder if we know what abilities, skills and talents and the responsibility is, or how use them to better his life and well we are honoring it. the lives of others. It was about J'something on which we freedom to see what one could can be thinkin'.. 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Pulaski. Ranch style w/2 car attd garage. Call Kella Nobbe Realty Group, Inc. 737-5661 or 735-5090. FOR RENT - Mr. Pulaski - Very nice, reasonable, private, 1 bdrm 1 bath upstairs garage apt. Large LR & Kitchen, storage, CNCH, garage eddi- tional, 217-553-6138 / 792-5645 WANTED - Junk and abandoned cars & trucks 217-415-0438 or 217-750-2576 WANTED - Canning jars, 737-6772 SERVICES - Home care for elderly - afternoons/evenings 792-5132 HELP WANTED Part-Time Teller Needed Previous customer service and cash handling experience preferred. Apply at The Farmers Bank of Mt. Pulaski or send resume to Attn Leslie Urish, PO Box 170, Mt Pulaski, IL 62548. Mt. Pulaski Times USPS No. 365-660 is published semi-monthly (twenty4our 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, POBox t14-311 S. Washington Mt. Pulaski, Illinois 62548 Office: 217-792-5557 times@frontiemet.net This almost Century old photograph was discovered by accident recently in Mt. Pulaski. For many years it was hidden behind a landscape picture. When the owner of the landscape removed the picture from the frame, this photo was discovered underneath. It is a funeral picture taken by Bliss Studio of The next to final proof of the new 175 Celebra- tion history book has been sent in. One final proof and it will be set to print. If everything goes as planned, the new book should be here by the end of October. There will be Lincoln. Bliss Studio was in business from 1916 until 1966. It's an outside chance, but the owner would like to find out more about this "hidden treasure" and see if there is any chance someone knows about it. Contact the paper - 792-5557, times@frontiemet.net. Mt. Pulaski Times Red Book Update twenty-four color pages of all the 175th celebrations, New Year's Eve through Founders Day. They would make great Christmas presents! A limited number of the reprint of the Blue His- tory Book, 1836 - 1986 are also available at $58.70 ($11) for mailing. The two together would make a great set for gift giving! Books are $64.05 (plus $7 for mailing) and can still be ordered by call- ing Sue Schaffenacker at 792-5693 or email at sueeddie@frontier.com. 19