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[][Rllai|m|Hlili -- -- L|iliE`jifjiimi]E;Lq]|iiii1jj YlIBIBIIIImlNIII'LI ' LI ligTIE II glall!]glllW41!1111 I - 3 - Mt. Pulaski Times October 19, 2010 Not Right Pumpkin enthusiasts made off with someone else's orange orbs, thus putting a damPer on a Mt. Pulaski resident's Hal- loween. Terry Lynn Barton will be "Makin Memories" and performing Country Music Sun. Nov. 7 at the Waynesville American Legion Hall. At Noon is Chicken & Noodles or Beef & Noodles or the "All American Kids Meal". Price is on a dona- tion basis, no amount too big or too small. All proceeds will be used to produce Terry Lynn's first CD. Terry will perform after lunch is served. lorence's rnel' "Illinois" In the Fall. we like to go to apple orchards and festi- vats that might hav crafts and food. First. we went to Cham- paign, ate at the Apple Dumpling Restaurant, which is run by" grandma, (the cook), morn, daugh- ters and granddaughters. It is a true family business, We went on Spoon River Drive' stopping at many places that looked interesting. The next Wednesday we were at Brussels. IL where we ferried across the Mississippi River. We drove into the little village of Elsali. (which reminded us of Charles, Me.), but the only business we saw open was a bakery and sandwich shop. There were lots of beau- tiful big churches. The trees were beginning to turn and all trips were very eNoyable. On the Lighter Side The teacher asled her class, "Who can tell what happens when a body is immersed m water?" Without hesitation, one girl answered: "The tele- phone rings." Food. for Thought - Psalm lll: 1 Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol Him, all peoples! Family Fun Festival Sun. Oct. 24 The Fun Festival is from Noon to 3:0Opera. at Zion Lutheran Elkhart Center (217 S. Gillett). Lunch will be provided. There will be bingo, vol- leyball, basketball, wash- ers, waffle ball, and ?... Bring a friend. Questions2 792-5965. Fall Dinner Nov. 7 The Latham United Methodist Church's (241 Walnut Street) fall dinner is Sunday, Nov. 7 from 11: 00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The members of the church invite you to dine with them Menu: Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, salad bar, dessert, and drink. Adults $8, Children (4- 11) $4.00, Children under 4 are free. The church has a lift, so don't .let the steps stop you! Veterans Dinner Nov. 8 Veterans and any cur- rent active duty military service members, home on leave are welcomed to attend. The dinner will be at 6: 00 p.m. at the Mt. Pulaski VFW Hall, south side of the square. Price Good 'Til Dec. 15 Order your reprint of the Mt. Pulaski Blue History Book, 1836-1986 now. Price of $58.70 will be good until Dec. 15. Book will not be reprinted. Call Sue Schaffenacker at 792-5693 to order. Mt. Pulaski Rural Fire Protection District Meeting The Mt. Pulaski Rural Fire Protection District Board of Trustees meets Tuesday October 19. Remember, this meeting will be at Fire Station #3, 135 Locust, Cornland. "New,' Times Format By Mike Lakin The "new" format for the paper isn't really new at all. Strictly by chance, I was sorting through some back files and came across a copy of the paper from 1913. When I opened it up, I discovered it was the same size as the "new" format. Kind of a goes around comes around event. Bill Sh0nle gave his no vote to the size change. His comment was that he didn't like change. Steven Vanghan said the size change reminded him of the way newspapers used to be, a "'presence" when you held them. Greg Gobleman dropped me a line... "I like the new paper format. Of course, if news is slow, it's going to be thin. But I always liked the larger newspaper formats. Reminds me of that slight musty, smell of a library. With sunbeams catching the suspended dust in the air though very tall win- dows. Newspapers hang- ing in the rack on their sticks. Or spread across the large oak library tables. I like old libraries. Oak fash- ioned in so many different forms that the costs today would be unaffordable." POiiceReport By Mike Lakin [ can two vehicles occupy the intersection at the same time? Can. Sometimes shouldn't The accident was at Lafayette and Harry Streets. No one was injured. One driver was cited for failure to reduce the speed. The other driver was cited for driving without insur- anCE Chief Freer answered the call. A Curry truck jackknifed during a turn onto 700 th Street from 121. Truck and trailer were damaged. Some diesel fuel was spillet. Pavement was reported to be damp. Chief Freer answered the call. Going through a divorce is an emotional time. Usu- ally it's the wife that's emotional, This time It was the husband .overcome by his feelings. He vandalized his soon to be ex-wife's car. The car was vandalized to the point of inoperable: When confronted, the gentleman denied any knowledge of the event. But when told of what a witness saw. Yep. A witness. His denial ended and turned to humble acceptance. He was off to jail. Officer Veech made the arrest. Two vehicles, backing from opposite sides of the street, met in the middle with a crunch. No one was inured. No vehicle was towed. Chief Freer answered the call. If someone has a "Reese" style trailer hitch with a 2 & 5/8 ball that they didn't have before sept. 14, it might not be their's. One was stolen in town. Officer Josh Pharis investigated the theft. Mt. Pulaski resident was motoring on the City Square with a suspended driver's license. The hap- less motorist had just spent several days in the Logan County Jail and was returned to the same. Wonder if he was welcomed back like Otis in the old Andy Griffith series. Chief Freer made the arrest. Motorist with an outstanding warrant for domestic battery was arrested He thought the matter had been taken care of. He was so wrong. He was off to jail. Chief Freer made the arrest. Mr. Pulaski resident was arrested at his residence 6n .a Small Claims Warrant. Officer Veech made the arrest. r l i l ,2")Held" Brothers. l: 00onstruct,on & Remodeling : I I  K Kevin Hild I "t (217) 671-02001 ,: $50 OFF: I . I , Any Pressure , ', Wash Project ', ! One Coupon Per Household i City of Mt. Pulaski 2010 Leaf Collection Program The City of Mt. Pulaski Leaf Col- lection Program has been scheduled. The program will run to December 17. We will be utilizing our Leaf Vacuum to assist our residents with the disposal of leaves. To help make this program a success, we ask our residents to please follow the guide: lines below: The Leaf Vacuum is designed for leaf removal only. Do not place sticks, limbs, or other debris in the leaf pile. These foreign materials may cause damage to the machine and possible injury to City Person- nel. Keep the leaf piles no higher than 3 feet, for safety and visibility. Leaves shouldbe placed and ready for pickup bye7:30 AM, Monday. We intend to collect leaves on every Monday at a minimum. Other days may be added as the workload dic- tates. 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. 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 burned 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. If cars are continuously parked in front of your residence, please place the leaves at the edge of your tlriveway. Do not place leaves in the road ditches or in the street. Times Photo 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 pave- ment. 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. Should you have any questions or concerns about this Leaf Collection Program, please call City Hall at 792-3222. "Name" Shirts Are InI All the shirts have been delivered and they are ready for sale. I have a room in The Nail Exchange (South-East corner of the square) I don't have regular hours but will gladly meet you there if you call ahead. We still have some space left for memorial bricks. The Library has order forms and can take your orders. Judy Cavestani 792-3286 Mt. Pulaski's Share By Mike Lakin Mt. Pulaski's City were relocated, The City Council met Oct. 12 for is continuing to refine the the regular voting council trapping operation. The meeting. City has budgeted $350 Public Works Direc- a month for the trapping. tor Mike Patridge  Tlai.'s limits tl Citz.O the the Council the State rem95l of seven a ni:mals Illinois atiriounced a $I00' a month. million capital invest- ment program to assist with local transportation needs. The funds being distributed were to be used for repair of infrastructure and with the intent to provide jobs throughout the state. The funds are distributed through the Illinois Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) fund. Mt. Pulaski's share of what is called "Illinois Jobs Now! $i00 million Distribution" is $7,387. This is in addition to the City's Fiscal Year 2010 MFT distribution of $42,764.81. In Other Business - " Mt. Pulaski Police Chief Lynn Freer, City Attorney Tom Van Hook, and City Building Inspector Lyle Font will be gathering around the table to hash out an update to the City Rental Property Inspec- tion Ordinance. The update will be firming up the ordinance's enforce- ment and penalty aspects. A report was presented on thh trapping of wildlife in town. In Sept., five rac- coons, one skunk, and one possum were relocated. In Oct. four raccoons, two skunks, and one possum Mike Patridge reported the forced main work from the to be rebuilr Elkhart Road lift station to the City sewage pond is done. The new forced main from the City Street Department building on Spring Street to Elkhart Road is moving along..This will replace the old forced main that runs along the Canadian National Rail- way right-of-way. The old forced main dates to the 1880s and has been in need of constant repairs. The old forced main was originally part of the Illi- nois Central Railroad's water supply system that was used to supply water to storage water tanks for steam locomotives. City Treasurer Jim Sutton reported that State MFT payments to the City totaled $19,056.83. Total City deposits were 424,674.98. Payments out of City funds for the same time period were just over $52,000. Mayor Jim Fuhrer told the Council he had checked On the 'truck traf- fic on Greene Street just of Vine Street. He did not see any unusual in the area and did not any need to do anything iff" the area. The Council voted to participate in the Federal Flood Insurance program. Participation is at no cost to the City. The City leaf vac has been serviced and will be running the streets for the fall leaf vac operation. Mike Patridge reported trial runs have been made and everything's a go. Res- idents are asked to follow the procedures for the leaf vac program. The tarring of cracks in City Streets will be done this fall. The CEFCU foreclosed property on West Cooke is no longer an issue. The property has been sold to a private individual who has started working on the property. Neighbors are likely cheered with that news. The next Mt. Pulaski City Council meeting is theCommittee Meeting on Tues. Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Mt. Pulaski City Hall. Poppies Day Nov. 6 From 8:00 a.m. to Noon, Mt. Pulaski VFW Members and the Ladies Auxiliary will be selling Poppies at various loca- tions. Sto!age 792 3947 , 500 S Garden St Uncoln Logan/May Entetprise Insurance Agency Becky Voile Agent Office 217-732-4642Home. 217-792-3714 Farm - Home -.AUto - Commercial Auto-Owners ProgresSive Pekin Insurance Grinner Mutual Frontier Mutual IMT Spriska Great American 305-A Decatur St. - E O. Box 860 - Lincoln, IL 62656 Small Engine Repairs Lawn Mowers-Weed Eaters-Snow Blowers & more General Auto Maintenance Oil Changes-Brake and Belt/Hose Replacement r" -- "$'50"FF'--Se'r'vic'e- "1 L. Coupon Expires Nov, 30, 2010 . 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