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CONAWAY IDYMAN SERVICE Fully Insured > Painting Small Repairs Other Handyman Jobs Larry L Conaway .r | Trick or Treat at Mt. Pulaski Library 5 to 7Pm Monday October 31 Drive away with savings on your auto insurance Accidents will happen - great or small. With our VIP Claim Service, you will get fast, reliable, and no-hassle claim service. Ask about how you can stretch your protection, too, without straining your budget with auto discounts like Muhi-Car Discount, Loss Free. Discount, Good Student Discount, Low Mileage Discount, Hybrid Auto Discount, Auto/t--Iome Discount, and more. (:all your Pekin Insurance M Agent today for Auto InsurarEe Beyond the expected. TM Downing, Przykopanski, Clements & May Insurance Agency, "" 124 S. Washington St. Mt. Pulaski 792-5251 I IIIIII IIIIIII IIIIII Mt. Pulaski Grade School Anti-Bullying BMX Assembly PASE (People Acting to Support Education) sponsored anti-bullying bmx assembly Bill Nitschke and Tyler Sparr from Wonder Wheels in Indianapolis, IN, performed flatland anc ramp bmx stunts for the entertainment of the Mt. Pulaski Grade School and Zion Lutheran stu- dents. The demonstration took place in front of the grade school with students intensely focused on the stunts and the message. The riders messed that students have a goal for their future. Furthermore, they discussed the importance of not letting a bully get in the way of achieving and having fun reaching their goal. Students were given ideas for how to react to a bully. The athletes also spoke to any students who may he bullying others and indicated the importance of how to treat others. The athletes challenged the students to rid their schools of bullying altogether. The assembly concluded with awesome bmx stunts! Bill also discussed the importance of bike safety which includes the proper protective equipment and supervised practice. If you need more information on bullying, including prevention, ways to respond, how to get help, or how to be sure your child isn't bullying others, con- tact your child's school guidance coun- selor or go online to If you are interested in information regard- ing Wonder Wheels BMX shows, go to Submitted by: Heather Fricke, PASE Secretary ii::iiiiii:ili!:iiii!ii00,iii!:i00:!00!i!00!0000il ) ' 8ring Your Kids in after Trick or Treating and... Kids get a free kids meal with the purchase of a regular meal Buff's Family Restaurant West Side of Square Mt. Pulaski - 792-5233 Did You Know - An 11 year old 6th grade foot- ball player in Arkansas has been limited to only making three touchdowns per game. 2235 W Mound Rd Decatur 217-877-2235 616 N Chicago St Lincoln 217-732-3331 Authorized Retailer We're The "Local Guys" and Perform Our Own Installations & Service Call P & M Communications Today & Enjoy the Best in Satellite 13/ SEE US FOR THAT NEW IVI Mt. Pulaski Times Driving Suspended Ends Expensively By Mike Lakin An arrest for driv- ing suspended by the Mt. Pulaski Police Department in 2009 went to court. The individual had been arrested several times for driving suspended. The outcome resulted in a 30- months probation. The individual was fined $5,000. And for the next two years, he knows where he will be from Friday night to Sunday night. He gets to spend 24 weekends in jail. Forwarded by Phil Bertoni First Day of School On the first day of school in 2005, Martha Cothren, a social stud- ies school teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, removed all the desks out of her classroom. When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks. Ms. Cothren, where're our desks?' She replied, "You can't have a desk until you tell me how you eam the right to sit at a desk.' They thought, NVelI, - maybe it's our grades." 'No,' she said. 'Maybe it's our behavior.' She told them, 'No, it's not even your behavior." By early afternoon television news crews had started gathedng in Ms.Cothren's class- room to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room. The final pedod of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on the floor of the deskless classroom, Martha Cothren said, 'Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what he/she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to tell you.' At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her class- room and opened it. Twenty-seven (27) U.S. Veterans, all in uniforms, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placing the school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand along- side the wall. By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how the right to sit at those desks had been earned.. Martha said, 'You didn't earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. Now, it's up to you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the pdce so that you could have the freedom to get an education. Don't ever forget it.' By the way, this is a true story. This teacher was awarded Teacher of the Year for the state of Arkansas in 2006. Oct. 15, 2011