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Numerological Veterans Day By Mike Lakin Veterans Day is November 11. This day was set aside, originally, to observe the end of the Great War (WWl). The Great War (WWI) ended with an Armistice on November 11 at llAm in 1918. For many decades a moment of silence was observed on " the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the elev- enth hour." Or, numerically, 11/11/11. For the first time in history, Veterans Day falls on November II, 2011. Or, numerically, II/II/II. This year you have ll/11/II on II/11/11. I have received xed information on how this Numerological Veterans Day will be observe& It may be observed on the day of 11/11/11 on I1/II/11. Orit may be observed on November 13. Or it may be observed on both 11 / 11 and 11 / 13. Stay tuned for breaking news. Recently I M. Tait'a watched a DVD with, what I found to be quite interest- ing information. Are you aware that, in the beginning his- tory of this country, the majority of the dus' Thinkin' colleges were begun by Christian denominations? Their purpose in fostering education was to be able to read the Scripture for oneself and to be able to read and know the law. This would enable the citizens to keep check on the legislature, and if they passed a bad law they could make the legislature aware of it and it could be changed. Keep in mind; the legisla- ture was to be composed of citizens, not career politicians. This points out that either as a citizen or legislator, there was need for truthfully informed citizens of good character and honesty, willing to fulfill their responsibility of participa- tion in their own governing. An additional reason for education is so that individuals were able to read and think for themselves and not be led astray by autocratic voices, be they state, church or media. When a person is able to read and evaluate information and events, they are not left, just taking someone else's word for something. There was an interesting quote from a Founding Father, of this country, Dr. Benjamin Rush, "Without religion, I believe learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind." There were others who said the main end of a student's life and studies is to know God and Jesus. These are indi- viduals who founded our education system and our government. Interesting perspective. Reminds one of Psalm 111" 10, the beginning of which says, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." How much do we know, how much of it is truth, and what are we doing with the amazing privilege of access to knowledge? On these things, do we do much thinkin'? Did You Know - Doctors admit that VlPs get faster care in the Emergency Room. Oct. 15, 2011 POliceRepo00 By Mike Lakin Chief Lynn Freer noticed the regis- tered owner was suspended. He had mandatory insurance issues. Failing to use his turn signal, the errant motorist was pulled over. Since insurance was the suspension, the driver was proud to pro- duce his insurance card. Unfortunately, Chief Freer always calls the insurance company. The insurance had been canceled for non-payment. The arrest was for driving suspended and driving uninsured.., again. Ckicf Freer found the owner of the pickup was driving suspended. The sus- pension was for illegal possession and consumption. Officer Kyle Veech and Brutus were called in. Brutus indicated an odor of illegal drugs. During the vehide search, three different items were found with that "green leafy substance" and a couple of-"smoking devices". Arrest was for driving suspended, pos- session of cannabis, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Yes... lllegal pos- session.., again. The mother of Chysie, Wifi, and Ziggy was killed in a farm accident. Come to the HSLC shelter and visit us and the six other kittens that live there. Of course, there are also adult cats, dogs, and pup- pies. We are all spayed/neutered, up to date with all of our shots, and microchipped. Somet/mes you're collaterally arrested. Chief Freer stopped a vehicle for run- ning 59 in a 40 zone. Checking on the passenger's status, he discovered the Mt. Pulaski resident was wanted on an out- standing warrant from Tazewell County. It was off to the county jail. You dr/ onto the square with 20- empty beer cans in the bed of your pickup. Then you toss two empties into someone else's pickup truck bed. Then Officer Kyle Veech stops by and finds an 18-pack of Budweiser in your truck. He also notices that you have been drinking. At that point, you admit the beer is yours and you have been drinking. Downside is you're 18 and in violation of the Liquor Control Act. The 18-year-old was released to his father. Your friends have learned a valuable lesson... Don't bring your stash to the square unless it's in the tnmk of a car. Chief Freer found that because of his driver's license status, he couldn't be driving. But he was. And it was off to jail. : i Earl and Dolores Maxheimer 60 th Wedding Anniversary The couple will celebrate their 6 h wedding anniversary on October 30, 2011 with a family luncheon. A public open house will be held from 2 - 4 p.m. at the American Legion in Mt. Pulaski. Please join them as they celebrate this special day. Your presence will be a blessing and your gift to them. Earl Lester Maxheimer married Dolores Marlene Hein on October 27, 1951. Reverend F. W. Hein, uncle of the bride, performed the ceremony at Zion Lutheran Church, Chestnut. They are the parents of Anna (Ed) Schweinberg, Lou Ann (Julian) Wubben, Laura (Jim) Davidson and Mike (Suzie) Maxheimer. They have also been blessed with nine grandchildren and nine (soon to be ten) great-grandchildren. Earl retired in 1993 from General Telephone. The couple enjoyed over 35 years of camping and fishing but is very busy these days enjoying their family, especially their great-grandchildren. / Attam f Smell gas? Leave fast. If you smell an odor like rotten eggs in your home, leave immediately. Call Ameren Illinois at 1.800.755.5000 from a different location to report the odor. Stay safe when you're working outdoors, too. Always, call JULIE at 811 before you dig. Visit for more safety tips. 00-Ameren Mt. Pulaski Times 11