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/,i i Did You Know - Census says wages have fallen to the lowest level in a decade. Half of al American households are receiving some kind of government benefits. Odd Fellow Heritage Apartments Affordable Housing for qualified people Buffalo - Williamsville llliopolis For information call: 217-364-4828 or 217-341-6453 "Parenting Like a Pro" - a free seminar for parents offered by parenting experts, Kendra and John Smiley Five local churches come together to offer the commu- nity a great seminar for par- ents - Parenting Like a Pro, Tuesday, November 1 from 6:30 - 8:30 at Lincoln Chris- tian Church, 204 N. McLean Street Lincoln. Presented by national parenting experts, Kendra & John Srniley, it is free; but registration is required. Childcare available, registration required. Sign up at www.lincolnchristianchurc h.org or call (217) 732-7618. Parenting like a Pro semi- nar brings solid biblical par- enting principles with practi- cal examples and experiences from parents who have been there! Kendra and John Smiley live on a working farm in Central Illinois. They have three grown sons and grand- children. Kendra and John have authored books and spoken together for several years. Together they have co-authored the popular Parenting Like a Pro book series. Kendra and John host "Parenting Like a Pro" radio program and have a monthly column called "Family Matters" in Prairie Farmer magazine. Kendra, a former Illinois Mother of the Year, hosts a daily radio pro- gram, Live Life Intentionally, and speaks nationally and internationally. John, retired USAF Reserve Colonel now farms in addition to writing and speaking. For more infor- mation, visit www.Parentin gLikeAPro.com or email at Kendra@KendraSmiley.com. City of Mt. Pulasg 2011 Leaf Collection Program The City of Mt. Pulaski Leaf Collection Program has been scheduled. The program will run from October 17, 2011 to December 12, 2011. We will be utilizing our Leaf Vacuum to assist our residents with the disposal of leaves. To help make this program a suc- cess, we ask our residents to please follow the guidelines below: The Leaf Vacuum is designed for leaf removal only. Do not place sticks, limbs, or other debris in the leaf pile. These foreign materi- als may cause damage to the machine and possible injury to City Personnel. Placement of the leaves is a key element to the success of the pro- gram. Place the leaves in a row so that they are located within 4 feet of the edge of the pavement. Keep the leaf piles no higher than 3 feet, for safety and visibility. Leaves should be placed and ready for pickup by 7:30 AM, Monday. We intend to collect leaves on every Monday at a min- imum. Other days may be added as the workload dictates. Rake the leaves to the back of the curb, on the grass area. If cars are continuously parked in front of your residence, please place the leaves at the edge of your driveway. Do not place leaves in a rocked or gravel area. Do not place leaves in the road ditches or in the street. We can pick up leaves that are either dry or wet. If you have problems with the leaves blowing, you can wet them down. Another option is to cover the leaves with a tarp. Do not place leaves in an area where you have previously had a fire. We will not vacuum leaves from this area, because of the potential of smoldering material becoming ignited inside of the Leaf Vacuum. Leaves may also be bumed in accordance with the City Ordi- nances. Copies of the ordinance may be obtained by contacting City Hall. Leaves may also be mulched by utilizing a mulching blade on your lawn mower. Should you have any questions or concerns about this Leaf Collec- tion Program, please call City Hall at 792-3222. Speeding up .... mail 1941 i .,. In the fall of 1941, the Mt. /, Pulaski Post Office was on a proposed route for airmail. Bags of mail were to be delivered, of course, by plane. A plane that only flew over town. The mailbags were to be dropped as the plane flew over town. The proposal included twice a day mail delivery. The mailbags were to be dropped in a field at the edge of town. No idea if this ever got beyond the planning stage. Jim Nagel congratulated Mt. Pulaski American Legion Post 447 Commander WaRy Kautz after the swearing in cer- emony. Nagel is the American Legion 17th District Vice Commander. Vice Commander Nagel then reviewed the offices to be elected and provided infor- marion about membership. Times Photo Telephone Rate Increase Requested by Frontier Communications - FC of IL - Mt. Pulaski, Inc. Frontier Communications - FC of IL - Mt. Pulaski, Inc. on October 18, 2011, has scheduled to file a proposed tariff that will make a change in its rates, charges, or classifications resulting in a change in rates or charges for local exchange telecommunications service pursuant to Section 13-504 of the Public Utilities Act. This change will increase the rate you currently pay for local exchange tele- communications service. The rate you currently pay for local service is $4.92 & $8.22. This tariff filing will propose that effective November 18, 2011, this rate will change to $6.92 & $10.22. This change will affect all customers subscribing to local exchange service from Frontier Communications - FC of IL - Mt. Pulaski, Inc. The proposed tariff becomes effective 30 days after it is filed with the lllinois Commerce Commission. The Com- mission must investigate whether the Wayne Clak and Bobby Clark may proposed change is just and reasonable have told you a fishing story about the ff a telecommunications carrier that isa catfish theycaught. Here's the proof of customer of the local exchange telecom- it. The prize was the 37-ponnd-43-inch munications carrier or ten percent of the flathead catfish they brought home. potentially affected subscribers of the But wait, there's more. A lot more. Company file a petition or complaint with the Chief Clerk of the Commission requesting an investigation. Additional information concerning this filing may be obtained from Fron- tier Communications - FC of IL - Mt. Pulaski, Inc, 14450 Burnhaven Drive, Bumsville, MN 55306 or you may call Customer Service at 1.800.921.8101, or from the Chief Clerk of the Illinois Commerce Commission, 527 East Capi- tol Avenue, tO. Box 19280, Springfield, Illinois 62701. That's also 80-pounds of catfish they're holding on the lines. They had been fishing in Salt Creek. Steve Hahn Photos The most indispensable item in any fisherman's equipment is his hat. An ancient relic, with battered crown and wellayed band, preserves not only the memory of : , fish caught, but also the smell. Mark Twain 10 Mt. Pulaski Times Oct. 15, 2011