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of This-"n' That By Mike Lakin Wally Kautz had an interesting visit at the Court- house. A woman from Akron, Ohio stopped by. While touring the Courthouse, she asked ifWally, by chance, knew the Rupp sisters. He did. The visitor's interest was from an event 65-years ago. At the end of WWIl, she was a younggirl and a German refuge. A package of clothing arrived at the refuge camp. In the toe of one of the shoes was a note - "from the Rupp sisters of Mt. Pulaski". She was so thankful for this gift that came from the Mt. Pulaski Zion Lutheran Church; and the simple scrap of paper from the Rupp sisters. Wally filled in the details for the visitor about the Rupp sisters. The Ohio visitor was thrilled to learn abouther benefactors from so many years ago. Wally said that was one of those days at the Courthouse that shows how a simple act of kindness can impact someone's life. Speaking of the Courthouse, a new book is out - People & Places in the Land of Lincoln (by Dan Guil- lory. Mayhaven Publishing, Inc. $17.95). Mr. Guillory singled out the Mt. Pulaski Courthouse for a special note. While he was at the Courthouse he was told he wasstanding on the actual floor where Lincoln stood. He said, "That .was an 'aha' moment. I stood there and felt the power of the place. My book is for people who really want to experience Lincoln's world during his Illinois years. That graceful little courthouse is one of the places to do it." St. ]ohn's Pronto Pups were back for the Fall Fes- tival. St. John's Master Dog Cooker Emeritus: Harry E. Hild enjoyed the parade.with family. And, yes, we did touch on pronto pups in our conversation. A Mt. Pulaski resident spotted a funny looking rat. That's all we need in town. Comedic vermin. Random factoid - Of the 5o-States, Illinoisans consume the z3rd-lowest amount of energy in the entire country. I get t'he most amazing things in my e-mail..Now there's a Bed Bug Summit in Chicago. The two-day summit titled, "Bed Bug University: North American Summit zolo" will be held Sept. 2z and 22 and will provide an educational blueprint for major industries affected in the battle against bed bugs. The summit will be lead by 14 of the nation's leading entomologists and bed bug experts. No. I'm not covering it. But it amazes me it would take z-days to talk about bed bugs. Research says that young people are becoming sleep deprived from not being able to put down their technology. Just think how tired they would .be if they had a job to get in the way of all that social network- ing. Economists say that Americans may be sav'ing too much money, slowing the recovery. It's so much easier for people to save now that they don't have a mortgage payment, car payment, or any work expenses. Life insurance just got easy... Sin plified Issue Whole Life INeURANCm Whether y~u are buying life insurance for the tirst time, are retired, or want to insure your children or grandchildren, a Simplified Issue Whole Life Policy from your local Pekin InsuranceT~ Agent is just what you need. Guaranteed rates for life, guaranteed cash value, easy to apply for, no medical exam required, and affordable rates. Advantages you are sure to like ! Going Beyond the expectedr~ to meet your life insurance needs today .., and tomorrow. Downing, Przykopanski, Clements & May Insurance Agency, ['~ 124 S, Washington St. Mt. Pulaski 792-5251 I IIII www:~, in!nsu.rance.com Will Stewart Mobbed By Teammates Left, Will Stewart hit a home run over the right- center field fence at West Lincoln in the win in the County Tournament over CEL. WLB beat the Bruins for the championship. Above, Will being mobbed by teammates at home plate after the homer. Bob Gasaway Photos ID 12 From Harry W. Hiid I'm a legal American Citizen. I must show my ID when... Pulled over by police. Making purchases on my department store credit cord. When I show up for a doctor's appointment. When I fill out a credit card or loan application. When applying for or renewing my license or passport. When applying ~or any kind of insurance. When filling out college appli- ~ i cations. When donating blood. When obtaining certain pre- scription drugs, r~ When making some debit pur- m= chases, especially when out of state. When collecting a boarding B pass for airline or train travel, t~) Citizens of the USA are required I to prove who we are. When C/3 exempt people in this country ille- ('~ gaily. Go Arizona! ~(~ He'd sliced his drive and [~) watched resignedly as the ball .. plummeted into the woods. He ~) followed after ahd found his ball - surrounded by thick undergrowth and wedged firmly between two tree roots, He contemplated the situation for a few profoundly silent min- utes then turned to his caddie and asked: "You know what shot I'm going to take here." "Yes, sir," replied the boy as he took a hip flask from the bag. Vintage One Ltd., Salt Creek Attic, and Saddle's Secret Place were decked out for the Fall Festival. It looked like one long front porch.., so your editor was told.., and so I agree. Times Photo JANE DEWlTT saw this recently and had a good chuckle. Since the BP disasteb Jane commented now they're trying to win us back ~,ith free gas? Jane said they drove by, but discussed this. A couple hours later they drove past it again and it still hadn't changed. Jane said they were tempted to stop. in end demand that price! OPEN: MONDAYS & THURSDAYS 8-5 TUES/WED/FRI IN SPRINGFIELD Services Include Diagnose & Treat Ages 16 and up Lab Work Available 8-3:30 2011 School Board Elections Tuesday, September 21, 2010, is the first day prospective candidates could circulate petition forms for signa- tures for the April 5, 2011, Mt. Pulaski CUD #23 School Board Election. The petitions may be obtained at the Superintendant's office, 119N. Garden St., Mt. Pulaski between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. To be eligible to serve, a school board member must be, on the date of election, a Citizen-of the United States, at least 18 years old, a registered voter, and a resi- dent of the State of Illinois and the school district for at least one year immediately preceding the election.