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7 - Mt. Pulaski Times October 19, 2010 Hi! My name is Seal. I am housebroken and am pretty much kennel trained. I am a male shar pei mix about 2 1/2 years old, and I am a golden color. I'd love to have a forever home. Call 217-737-4042 to meet me, or you can come to Lincoln Ace Hardware Saturday, October 23 from 10 A.M. until 11 A.M. I will be there and so will the rest of my friends from the Humane Society of Logan County. I am neutered, up to date with my shots, microchipped and ready for a home. 204 N. Vine St, 614 N. MariOn St. 919 S. Spring St. .0000'ioris & t 00ssoclate00 1411 N. Kickapoo Lincoln 735-7197 FOR SALE - Nice used French Horn new case included, 454- 1968 FOR SALE - Used lx6 Cypress fencing boards & 4x4 oak posts, 792-5480 FOR SALE - Garden cart, good shape w/new tires; old Coca Cola cooler w/storage space; Original Star Wars stuff - most in packages; Abb lounger - brown cloth 671-0771 FOR SALE - 1925 Ford T Bucket. fiberglass body, 325 Chevy, 4 spd-auto, $6,500 o/b/o, 217-871-8496 Mt. Pulaski Times USPS No. 365-660 is published semi-monthly (twenty- four times-issues) per year by Michael Lakin. 311 S. Washington St.. Mt. Pulaski. Illinois 62548. Business and Editorial Offices: Accounting and Circulation Offices: Michael Lakin, 311 S. Washington St.. Mt. Pulaski. Illinois 62548. Call 217-792-5557 to subscribe. Periodical Postage is paid at Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Mt Pulaski Times. C/O Michael Lakin 311 S. Washington St.. Mr. Pulaski. lllinois 62548 Office: 217-792-5557 times @ FIREWOOD You pick up $75 Mon-Sat., 9-4 behind Casey's in Mason City or delivered trailer load same as pickup or face cord $85. Craig 309-840-0166 or Wayne 737-6481 FOR SALE - Sunquest Wolf System tanning bed, 24rs, used very little, $1,200, 217-871-2328 FOR SALE - House, 2800 sq. ft. 3 bedrm 3 bath, 2 kitchens, living room (fireplace), family- room (fireplace),sunroom, office. Full basement w/bomb/storm shelter. 2 car garage,barn,3 lots, asphalt driveway. Back up gen- erator system,alarm system. 200 E. Elkhart Road. 217-412-6331 FOR SALE - Carousel horses, great for Christmas, 217-871- 2328 i Mattress/Furniture Overstock Clearance 30-60% Off Mattress starting at $100 Sofa's starting at $299 All brand new with full warranties Delivery Available Springfield 217.361-1357 rOTAL QUALITY MERCHANDISI FOR RENT - 2 bdrm Apt. - Mt. Pulaski, lease, references, depost, 737-0347 or 792-5313 FOR RENT - 2 Bdrm house, lease available, 737-0347 or 792-5313 FOR RENT -'1 Bdrm house, w/small car garage, new bath & floonng, new paint, mowing - snowplowing of dnve included, range & refdg, furnished, ideal for 1 person, non-smoking house, 792-5191 FOR RENT - Mt. Pulaski house w/2 car garage, 217-433-3734 GIVEAWAY - Woman's colored uniforms, 3-XL tops, Ig. pants - 792-5459 GIVEAWAY - Two Bruins bas- ketball slipover jackets, l-large & 1-X-large - 792-5459 WANTED - Metal or wood cabi- net for garage 671-0771 HELP WANTED - TLC Now Hiring bartenders and cook,' apply at TLC or call 792 3335 for interview SERVICES - Will clean gutters, rake leaves, other fall cleanup, Blaumy 217-737-9479 Latham Fire Protection District Latham, Illinois Annual Report of Cash Receipts and Disbursements Fiscal Year Ending May 31,2010 Receipts: State Of Illinois - Replacement Tax $1,852.65; Macon County Treasurer - Property Tax $12,397.08; Logan County Treasurer - Property Tax $69,756.27; Ilinois Municipal League - Fire Insurance Tax $520.35; Middletown State Bank - Interest $281.99: Miscellaneous $3,374.99 Total Receipts $88,183.33 Disbursements: Ameren CILCO $3,950.91; Frontier Phones $2,518.93; Leanna Township $1,297.36; Prairie International $2.704.03: Buchanan Communications $4,940.95; Great Lakes Communication $2,640.00; Cross Bros $5,587.70; B and B Ideal Insurance Agency $9,841.00; Illinois Finance Authority $9,500.00; Lincoln Land Communications $1,029.00; Middletown State Bank $19,762.20: The Travelers $2,930.00; Towers Fire Apparatus $7,982.55; Payments to Vendors Less than $1,000.00: $15,197.18 Total Disbursements $89,881.81 Excess of Cash Receipts over Disbursements $(1,698.48) Balance on Hand. May 31,2009 $25,593.79 Balance on HanG, May 31,2010 $23,895.31 Checking Account $1,228.40 Savings Account - reserved for Building Fund $22,666.91 Total $23.895.31 I. Jeffrey J. Cowan. Treasurer of Latham Fire Protection District, do ffereby swear that the above report is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, /S/Jeffrey J. Cowan, Treasurer Gerald Goodman came across a scrapbook - diary of a trip taken in 1938 by a local group of young women. Not only is it interesting, but also it makes you think how much times have changed when it comes to travel. The traveling group was made up of Mabel Meyer of Lincoln, Marjorie Wilson of Beason, and Wilma Vail, Anna Roth, and Virginia Stuart - all of Mt. Pulaski. The travel diary starts with them leaving, Lincoln on Monday, July 18, 1938 at 7:00 a.m. They visited Mark Twain's home in Hannibal and stayed over night in St. Joseph, Mis- souri at the St. Francis Hotel. July 19- they drove into Kansas stopping in Manhattan and staying :: the night at a private cot-  * tage called the St. Thomas .... N' Cottage in Hays, Kansas. They drove through a dust storm and wrote thit it was 102-degrees. July 20 - They made stops in Ellis, Kansas and Limon, Colorado. In Colorado Springs they spent the night at Casa Motel Cottages and dined at the Metropol and saw a vaudeville show. July 21 - They drove up Pike's Peak at 2:00 a.m. (Top Photo) and came down at 7:00 a.m. There was 5" of snow and it was 30-degrees. July 22- Drove, six hours to Cheyenne Mountain to stop at Will Roger's Shidne of the Sun (Bottom Photo) near Colorado Springs. The diary comments that, "the sun shines first on the shrine in the morning and it shines last on the shrine in the evening." Road Trip July 23 Rode into Denver on car at 2: 00 p.m. Shopped and saw vaudeville shows. "Had lots of fun waiting for the street car". Stayed at Blue Bow. July 24 - Left for Boulder" at 2:00 pm. Stayed at private homd. "Got bawled out for being noisy. Fixed car's generator for $2.85." July 25 - Drove to Estes Park. "Stayed at Park View Cabins. Pretty, but not good sleep- lug " July 26 - Drove to Cheyenne, Wyoming. "Stayed at private home of Mrs. Gould. All the food. cabins, and hotels charged double prices. July 27 - "Went to rodeo at 1:00 a.m. Liked it fine. Supper was a bowl Of soup that cost 25-cents". July 28 - Left Cheyenne at 10:30 a.m. Dinner at Campbell's Car6 in Sydney, Nebraska. "Trouble with generator in North Platte again' cost $4,50 to fix. Stayed in Kearney, Nebraska. Bugs! Slept five to the bed. But no one slept. Bugs!" July 29 - "Left at day- light, didn't get along with bugs so well". Arrived Omaha, Nebraska at noon. "Stayed at apart- ment house - cottage - very new and clean! Went to town at 3:00 p.m. for Harold Lloyd movie. Took taxi to cottage for $1". July 30 - Drove to Bur- lington, Iowa. Stayed at private home. "Saw Little Miss Broadway Show". July 31 - Left Burling- ton and arrive in Peoria. "Rained so hard, had to disconnect the horn". Arrived in Lincoln at 4: 00 p.m. "Summary - Drove about 2500 miles. Gas - I32 gallons. Two oil changes and 4-quarts. Two generator repairs total $7 35. Total cost of car expenses $30." The scrapbook - diary Was full of ticket stubs for vaudeville shows and movies from most places they stopped. You can "trust your car to the man 'who wears a star" was the commercial jingle Now gone, this classic Mt Pulaski station was,replaced with what? Before Mt. Pulaski streets were paved, they were graded wi Photo taken on Cooke Street at high school. Did You Know? Studies, Polls, & News you might have missed... 30 year mortgage rates have fallen to the lowest level on record. Over the last month, more than 8,000 Illinois IP addresses have been tracked and seen trading child pornography images and videos. A study says that people who retire early often" see their memory decline faster. A study says that prob- lem gamblers may be able to recover without giving up gambling. Hor As a bagpiper, I play the many gigs Recently I anc was asked by a funeral lun director to play at a I graves/de service for a g/z, homeless man. Hehad bei no family or friends, so s/d, the service was to be at Iool a pauper's cemetery in va the Kentucky back-coun- pla4 try. els As l was not familiar pla,. with the backwoods, I T got lost and, being a the typical man, I didn't stop to for directions. I finally pla, arrived an hour late and sol saw the funeral guy had no evidently gone and the I pl= hearse was nowhere in pla'. sight. There were only hor the cir! grader and a good-looking team of horses. mless Man's Funeral diggers and crew left they were eating ;h. :elt bad and apolo- ;dto the men for tg late. I went to the ; of the grave and :ed dow and the It lid wm already in ;e. I didCt know what to do, so I started to e workers put down lunchs and began ither aund. I .=d out y heart and I for thk, man with 'amily md friends. yed like I've never ed before for this leless nan. And as I played 'Amaz- ing Grace,' the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full. As I opened the door tO my car, I heard one of the workers say, "1 never seen nothin' like that before and I've been put- ting in septic tanks for twenty years." Apparently I'm still lost... Jus' Thinkin' I came across the word hospitality recently and it ioc.cjred to me, you don't hear that word, all that frequently. When I looked it up, I found words like generous, cordial, welcome. It talked about offering a pleasant and sustaining environ- ment, and gladly receiv- ing guests and attending to their comfort and their needs. One definition also spoke of these attributes in reference to disposition. A lot of this also came from the word, hospitable. I wonder how good we are at offering hospitality in an ongoing manner or when we are caught off- guard or feeling unpre- pared? Is it a challenge to think of another's comfort or needs before our own agenda? Does it have to do with genuine respect or a caring attitude? Are we gracious in accepting hospitality, or have we even thought of it in that way? Do we recc/gnize and respect what others are able to offer? Does the busyness and pressure of ilifestyles today get in the way of hospitality? Can we be hospitable even in the way we pass or possibly greet people in hallways, or aisles, or vari- ous places where we are nameless but not faceless? Do we think of hos- p!tality only in terms of large-scale entertaining, with food and accommo- dations, or do we realize that it can be extended in our attitude and in our manner, whether at hpme or away from home? 'It just seems the whole subject doesn't get much consideration one way or the other in the day-to- day scheme of things. Is it possible we don't feel we have the time Or are we afraid? It could be a way of bringing more kind- ness, less selfishness, more mutual respect to everyday interactions. Maybe fewer people would feel over- looked, fearful, or angry. I was thinkin' it could, just possibly, help things run more smoothly and restore some civility, courtesy and. respect in our society, : M Tait ,tar Review By Coach Anderson At LeRoy - Wtfimey Nichols had her third double- double of this season with 13 points and 15 rebounds, as the 8th grade Honeybears (4 - 2) won 23 - 16. Angel Ren0 and Julia Beccue each scored 4 points a piece, and Alec Hayes added a bucket. Caroline Huff and Ashton Wakeman each had 3 rebounds. The 7th grade Honeybears (0 - 3) lost 25 - 8. BreAnna Rentmeister scored 4 points and 4 steals. Elizabeth Siebert and Lilly Pickett each scored a bucket. Lauren Powell had 6 rebounds and 2 assists. The Honeybears will host Sangamon Valley on Monday evening. At MPGS - The 7th grade Honeybears celebrated their first victory of the season by defeating the San- gamqn Valley Storm 19 - 16. Elizabeth Siebert led the 7th grade Honeybear team (1 - 3) with 10 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals. BreAnna Rentmeister had 4 points, 4 rebounds. Ashley Houser and Lauren Powell each scored a bucket and Lilly Pickett added a point and 5 rebounds. The 8th grade Honey-bears ran past the Storm 36 - 6. Whitney Nichols had 17 points, 10 rebounds, 6 steals, and I block. Alec Hayes had 11 points, 4 steals, and 1 assist. ,Julia Beccue had 3 points, 4 rebounds. Caroline Huff and Ashton Wakeman each scored a bucket. An- gel Reno added a point, 2 rebounds, and 1 steal. The 6th grade Honey-bears lost 17 - 4. Ashley Houser scored all four point for her team. At Springfield Calvary - Ashley Houser scored 8 of her 10 points to help pace the 6th grade Honeybears past Springfield Calvary 20 - 10. Emilee Burge and Jade Stewart each scored 4 points a piece. Alexandra Beckers also scored a bucket for the 6th grade and she grabbed 11 rebounds The 8tb grade Honey-bears scored 32 points in the first half and cruised to their 6th victory this season by beating Springfield Calvary 46 - 4. Whitney Nichols scored 16 points, 5 rebounds. Alec Hayes had 6 points, 3 assists and 1 steal. BreAnna tmeister scored 6points. Maggie Olson an] Lauren owell each scored 4 points. Julia Beccue, Caroline Huff, Angel Reno (5 steals), and Miranda Hilliard each scored a bucket for the Honeybears (6 - 2). 6th Grade Honeybear Tournament At MPGS - The 6th grade Honeybear. Jamboree was held this past weekend with 8 teams participating. On Friday evening, Tri-City beat Riverton 15 -2. Athens beat Springfield Christian 29 - 16. Sangamon Valley beat Mt Pulaski 14 - 3. Emilee Burge scored 2 points and Alex Bowles added one point. Pleasant Plains beat Lincoln Jr. High 37 - 13. Emma Bergrnan scored !0 points for LJHS. Jocelyn Owens scored 3 points for LJHS. On Saturday morning, Springfield Christian beat Riverton 18 - 7. Mt. Pulaski outscored LJHS 17 - 9 in the second half, but LJHS held on to win 28 - 23. Emilee Burge scored 11 points for the Honeybears. Alex Bowles, Makenzie Lock, and Ashley Houser each scored 4 points for MPGS. Jocelyn Owens scored 13 oints and Emma Bergrnan scored 8 points. Athens eat Tri-City 20 - 10. Pleasant Plains won 31 - 7. LJHS won the consolation championship by beating spring- field Christian 25 - 12. Emma Bergman scored 12 points and Jocdyn Owens scored 7 points. Sangamon Valley won third place over Tri-City 18 - 8. The Athens Braves won the Championship over Pleasant Plains 35 - 17. Honeybean Take Two from lllini Central At MPGS - The 7th grade Honeybears (2 - 2) used a 13 to 0 run in the fourth quarter to help push themselves tO victory against the Cougars from Illini Central. The fmal Score was 21 - 11. Lilly Pickett had 8 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 steals for the Honeybears. BreAnna Rentmeister and Elizabeth Siebert each Scored 4 points Lauren *Powdl scored 3 points and Ashley Houser added a bucket. The 8th grade Honeybears (7 -2) won their contest 35 - 26. Whitney Nichols and Alec Hayes combined to score 28 points for the Honeybears. Angel Reno had 4 3oints and 4 steals. Julia Beccue scored 2 points and ,shton Wakeman added a point. Honeybears Take Two from WLB At W/ag-The 7th grade Honeybears (3 - 3) went on 17 - 3 run in the third quarter that helped them win the game 21 - 13. Lilly Pickett had 10 points and 11 rebounds for MPGS. Elizabeth Siebert had 6 points. Lauren Powell and BreAnna Rentmeister each scored 2 points. The 8 grade Honeybears (8 - 2) also went on a 17 - 2 run ha the third quarter and won the game 30 - 11, Alec H.aye had 13 points, 6 steals, and 3 assists. Whitney Nichols had 12 points and 5 rebounds. Angel Reno had 2 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals. Maggie Olson had 2 points and 2 assists. Julia Beccue had 1 'point and 6 rebounds. Hahn heard what as he describes as a very loud he found this light pole at alley behind the Mt. Pulaski Methodist Church on Jefferson was shooting out a 2-foot flame from the elec- trical connection. He called 9-1-1 and within moments Mike Patridge reslsonded, follOwed by Phoenix Volun- teers and AMEREN. Steve took the photo.