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3 - Mt. Pulaski Times October 5, 2010 Thank You A hearty "thank you" to Bill and Judy Cavestani for the good care they have taken of the flowers around the bandstand on the courthouse lawn. We appreciate all you have done! Rebecca Drake Clean Sweep On your editor's return walk from the post office one recent morning, Janet Maxheimer was busy sweeping broken glass from the street. My com- ment was, She and Don had to quit these wild party at their shop. Janet replied, "No, don't stick a fluorescent light fixture in the trash on a windy day." *The eight-foot bulb had broken in the wind over night. And, it was all over the place. Now, most people would think, "oh well" and left it. Not Janet. She power swept the area. There wasn't a visible piece of glass anywhere when I happened back. Dear to the Editor When it seems that the world is spinning out of control, people react Ever since 9/11, Americans have felt insecure and fearful. We've had two ongoing wars in the Middle East with yet other breakouts in Pakistan, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Lebanon, and continuous conflicts between Israel and Palestine. The unnerving fear of nuclear holocaust looms in our minds. We read of horrific deeds against mankind, beheadings in Iran, drug mas- sacres in Mexico, let alone the crimes we do to each other right here in the United States. We fear unrecognizable terrorists, the Alqueda, the Taliban, all kinds of unscrupulous "bogeymen". Even increasing over-population can feel threatening on an unconscious level, threatening resources such as water, clean air, and food. People have lost jobs, homes, oppor- tunities, and even education. Their lives seem to be shrinking back into uncom- fortable levels. Everyone used to think they would advance; not retreat. Psychologically there is an explanation for the reaction for the people, who are being swept up into the Tea Party move- ment. I'm not really sure what Tea Party "members" truly believe. It seems they are lashing out at 'a crazy world where they are insecure and fearful. They are over-reacting by closing ranks and pulling into themselves, creating a milieu of "us vs. them" hatefulness, bigotry, racism, and homophobia. There is a fearful distrust of "government" and politicians, many of whom have dedicated their adult lives to public service for Ameri- cans. They spread hateful words and actions, such as the threatened booking burning event in Florida, because hate becomes a defense against the unknown, the unsure, and the untrustworthy. Tea Party members seem to think that the Obama administration and Presidency has forced too much change upon them too fast. People resist change because it's untried and uncomfortable to experience. People are reluctant to take a chance on something different. But, change can be beneficial and fruitful for people. If they want to change "govern- ment" as they seem to proclaim, give change a chance and watch for growth and prosperity, possibly unlike any we may have known heretofore. During WWII, we Americans pos- sessed such a strong "Can Do" spirit. Americans had to face drastic change overnight. We can overcome any adver- sity. FDR once said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself". How true today! So take a deep breath and think about our "Can Do Spirit,' again and let's face the future together. Rebecca Drake Small Engine Lawn Mowers-Weed Eaters Snow Blowers and more General Auto Oil Changes-Brake Replacement Belt/Hose Replacement Now Accepting Appointments Hours: Mon. & Fri. 9am - 4pm Tues. & Thurs. 6pm - 9pro 523 S. Spring St. - Mt. Pulaski www.lyonsengineden.com e-mail - lyons.den20@yahoo.com Garage Sale Sat. Oct. 16 from 8 am to 1 pm at 312 N. Wash- ington St., Mt. Pulaski. :Craft items" plus~'isc. ~.~,~ " Power Outage By Mike Lakin Due to an accident sheering off a pole on Primm Road, the entire town of Mt. Pulaski was scheduled to be without power Thursday, Sept. 23 starting at approximately 2 p.m. The power outage was expected to last sev- eral hours while the pole was replaced. Johnson True Value along with other local businesses and house- holds, set about preparing for the outage. Doug test fired his generator and strung a heavy-duty all in preparation. Used to the drill, com- puters were duly shutdown just before 2. And the power stayed on. Three o'clock rolled around. And the power stayed on. Four o'clock rolled around. And the power stayed on. That's when we were lulled into a false sense that all was good. It was a false sense. The power went out at 4:38 pm: The town was filled With the roar of stand-by generators at 4: 385. Those generators don't miss, a beat, do they. Power was restored at 7:28 pm that evening. Fellow l Petting Zoo - Craft Store Gourds- Haunted House - Bt aYtl l aze On 121 Between Latham & Warrensburg Watch for sign Men-Sat 9-6 & Sunday 11-6 blackbartspumpkinpatch.com Township Meeting Changed The Mt. Pulaski Town- ship Board of Trustees and Highway Commissioner joint meeting for October has been changed. The meeting is Wednesday Oct. 27 at 7:30 pm at the Mr. Pulaski Township office on Spring St.; conve- niently located next to the township lot. Open House An Open House at the Head Start Center (200 Centennial Courts), in Lincoln is October 7 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Classrooms will be dis- playing children's artwork and special projects. The teaching staff will be on hand to answer questions. All members of the com- munity are invited. Your editor missed this Fall Festival Parade entry, but Bob Gasaway didn't. Steve Hahn stopped by the car show during the Fall Festival. ,L!: ',OIS STATE FAIR I would like to Thank Lake Fork Fertilizer for pur- chasing my Maine Anjou Steer at the Logan County Fair 4-H auction. It is greatly appreciated! Riley Allspach Card of Thanks From Hunter Safety Course I would like to thank the American Legion for the use of their building to have our Hunter Safety Course and thank Mike Richner's wife for the wonderful meal and soft drinks she prepared for all of us. - John Utterback Thank You From Joyce & Jerry Maxheimer We would like to extend a special "thank you" to each of you who sent cards, notes, and made phone calls to help us celebrate our 50 Wedding Anniversary. The years do fly by, and then again, "it was only yes- terday ". Thanks to all. January 1960 - PTA Variety Show - Mt. Pulaski - L-R: Mrs. Alan Roos, Robert May, Mrs. Richard Travis, Alan Roos, Mrs Harry Manes, Herschel Vandevender, Mrs. Harold Mullins, Don Neaville, Mrs. Joe Lucas, and Fred Paolone. Standing - Dan McNabb. Mrs. James Brown, and Don McCain. ST, ]Oi XI'S LI ERAN CHURCH "The L itde Church That Thank You From Betty Kopatz God Bless our local EMTs for their respor e t0 our home Sat. Sept. 11 for Carl. Whatever would we do without you? Our town is blessed with you caring and skillful people. Our gratitude also to the Lincoln Paramedics and Ambulance personnel. Since I took Carl to Memorial ER Wed. Sept. 15 for a TIA, I am quite certain I shall need you again sometime in the future. Thank you! Thank you! The number of new Bibles that are distributed in the United States is about 168,000 per day. Powell lusmance Aocy Inc Oefon Pc.sell, Agent Mt Pulaski, IL 82548 Bus: 217-792-3371 www.deronpowell.com Protect your family for tess, build cash value or even get your premiums back if the death benefit has not been paid out at the end of the level premium period statefarm.c0m'~ ill! i, ii w: Having trouble understanding conversations? Do people seem to mumble? 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