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3 -Mt. Pulaski Times November 2, 2010 Did You Know? Studies, Polls, & News you might have missed... A woman arrested in Florida told police officers she was "too rich" to go to jail. Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral in California has filed for Chapter 11 bank- ,ruptcy protection. A Vatican Paper says that Homer Simpson is a Catholic, based on a study by a Jesuit priest of a'2005 episode. A violinist has broken the record for the shortest time fin playing "Flight of the Bumblebee" at one minute, 3.356 seconds on a BBC program. Studies say that touch screens and cell phones can make people sick. Researchers say they are getting close to developing a bootless computer. Tech mogul Nicholas Negroponte says that physical books will be gone in five years. A controversial study says cancer is a man made disease. A study shows that Americans take 5,117 steps every day, about half that of people in other coun- tries. The federal government is using psychology in school lunch lines to posi- tion foods so that kids will eat better. An investment company wants to build a snow themed park in Arizona. A Florida company has introduced a red colored celery. The FDA has approved Botox to treAtt migraine headaches. An 82 year old woman was ticketed for going 110 mph in Oregon. A report says the world's three richest women are Chinese. Wall Street executives are blaming the foreclosure fiasco on homeowners who can't make their payments. NASCAR is going green with fuel in 2011, using an ethanol blend to power their cars. ,A study, says that 17%010f T~ medic~t-.oosts ean,~be blamed on 6besity.-- ., A poll says 50% of Americans are pessimis- tic about their children's future. A study says that only 2% of obese people feel they need to lose weight. That's Alberta Reiterman atop a 1.116-1b pumpkin. The photo opportunity took place near Traverse City, Michigan when Alberta was visiting her long-time friend from college. Looking at the calendar M. Tait's or being aware of any TV or radio commercials for any length of nine, you will see that November elections are coming up fast. Lots of talking and finger- pointing going on. It is enough to make your head spin. How does one know how to do the right thing, if that is the Jus' Thinkin' individual's intentions. Being informed and educated will help when a person's intention is to cast a responsible vote. Look at the candidate's voting record. listen to what they have expressed in words and actions. See. if they have honored and fulfilled past promises and commitments. See if those things fulfill their pledge to honor certain documents of the state or country and its citizens they say they are Past Presidents Met The Mount Pulaski Womens' Club met October 20 at the home of Nellie Leimbach. Those present were Lois Schmidt, Thelma Davis, Norma Bobell, Maxine Down- ing, Charlotte McGee, Phyllis Bryson, Alice Davis, Carol Van Rheeden and Nellie Leimbach. The meeting was called to order by President Phyllis Bryson. Roll Call was "What have you been doing since our last meeting in May?" New Business - Fall of 2011 a quilt show will be held in the Historic Court House this will be for the 175 anniversary during the Fall Festival. This group hopes to have some of the old crafts being done in the museum and possibly other areas. Thank you to all who had any part in the beautiful flowerpots on the square. Woman's club did it for many years and we really appreciate the terrific job of busi- nesses and individuals who have continued. Pat your- selves on the back for a job well done. The museum will hold a bake sale during Christmas on Vinegar Hill. The museum will be closed from December 1 to March 1. Reminded those present to watch Illinois Stories to see the Museum and Court House plus surrounding areas done by Mark McDonald. For some it will be Channel 14 others will need to check their guides. Vote was unanimously for Phyllis Bryson to continue as out President. Members unable to attend - Emagene Green for health reasons, Mary Ruwe brother in hospital, Alberta Reiterman on vacation._ Roll Call for the November meeting will be "What are you thankful for?" Maxine Downing will be the hostess. Submitted By Carol VanRheeden there to represent. See if we as voters are informed about what the candidates' duties are and what they are not. See if we know what our responsibilities and duties are as citizens of a democratic republic. With rights comes responsibility. With freedom come duties. Being in the position of" having the right to vote can cause complacency, selfishness, or arro- gance, or it can inspire humility, grati- tude. and the determination to do the best with the opportunity that has been granted, for ourselves and for, others. Hopefully we are clear about our values and our responsibilities and proceed to the voting booth, educated with truth and cast a wise. and well considered, ballot. It jus' takes some thinkin: By Mike Lakin Motorist was enjoying a fine fall drive when he was pulled over. He was wanted on a Macon Coun~ Warram. Despite his wall POliceReport Breakfast & Gravy Breakfast Sat. Nov. 13 The Topper 4-H Club breakfast is at Zion Lutheran Church from 7: 00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.. Free will donation. Thank You From Bob & Linda Van Hook We want to thank all of our family and friends for attending our surprise 40~h anniversary party. A special thanks for all of the nice cards, gifts, and gift cards. It was such an enjoyable evening- May God Bless You All. City Council to Review and Vote on Revisions to Rental Property Ordinance By Mike Lakin Mt. Pulaski's Rental Property Inspection Ordinance is being over-hanled. Mt. Pulaski City Attorney Tom Van Hook, Mt. Pulaski Police Chief Lynn Freer, and Mt. Pulaski Building Inspector Lyle Fout have been review- ing the existing Rental Property Inspection Ordinance, making suggested chahges that will be presented to the Council for the first time at the Nov. 9 Mt. Pulaski City Council voting meeting. After presenting the changes at this meeting, the Council will discuss and then vote on the suggested changes. Changes that have been discussed so far appear to include the notification of violations provided land- lords. The notification of violations may include a notice to the tenant or tenants occupying the property. Characterized, as something the committee is working toward - is not allowing the property to be occupied until after the property passes/~ re-inspection. when a rental property has substantial violations, the City currently places a notice on the rental property. A change in this procedure has been discussed; the details will be presented at the Nov. 9/neeting. Another change is in the inspection fees and penalties. A re-inspection of the property fee of $50 was included inthe discussion along with a change in penalties that would be up to $750. It has also been suggested that inspection fees be established of $150 to $200. was off to jail. Officer Todd Bauer made the a PasSport. Checking with dispatch, it was arrest found the driver was totally and completely . :,,Being ~t~r:e~ted-~an be,~sobexiX~e~cpefi~,7~r~voka~Outtof-ttlinois It wa~ff ~p-jafl.. ' =,, "reasoned argument. "I don't knowanythJng ence. Fspecially when the arrest is for failur_e about a warrant".., it was off to the countv jail. Officer Veech made the arrest. Did you notice the green dodge truck pull- ing a trailer at the car wash7 The driver was suspended. In his defense, he did say that he thought he took care of that problem. But we all know, thought is no substitute for action. The truck was released to the passenger and it to appear in court for an Illegal Consumption charge. A 20-year-old Mt. Pulaski resident can attest to that. Officer Veech made the arrest. Mt. Pulaski must be the destination for international motorists. Motoring along at 55 in the 40 zone caught the attention of Officer Veech. The driver pro- duced an International Driver's License and Storage 792.3947 Mt. Pulaski Storage Space Available 500 S. Garden St. In Illinois $25 if paid by December 1. 2010 $30 if paid after December 1, 2010 Times Subscriptions Your 2010 subscription to the Mt. Pulaski Times ends December 31 Construction & ilk,, ,~ J~ |.m,.,._.t if your mailing label is dated "12/10". nem0ue.ns One Year Subscriptions are... ~~ Kevin Hiid (217) 671-0200 Decks Ceramic Tiles Small Additions Power Washing 'Honey-Do" Lists And Much More... Outside Illinois $30 if paid by December 1, 2010 $35 if paid after December 1, 2010 Handyman Services Kitchens & Bathrooms , Drywall Siding & Windows Painting Hardwood Floors A ro.~/ne: license plate ~qheck came,back that the owner was suspended. When pulled over, the driver produced a Mexico driver's license. The driver had an active suspension of his driver's license and had two previous convictions for driving without a valid license. He was also driving Without insurance. It was off to jail. Chief Freer made the arrest. Lake Fork Community Center p Dayl o 0 0 Saturday : ! November 13 11am to 7pm First Class The One Year Subscription for the Mt. Pulaski Times mailed First Class (In Envelope) is $42 OFF", I I I Attic Cellulose Insulation Installation I Limit One Coupon Per Customer I I Offer Expires 12/30/10 Send Subscriptions to... Times / P O Box 114 / Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548. Failed to Ask for ID Alderman John Poffenbarger told the Council that he was at the BP convenience store at 121 & Vine and witnessed the sale of alcohol to a patron. The patron was not asked for his ID at the time of the sale. After the sale, he saw the alcohol handed over to a person in the parking that may not have been of legal drinking age. Chief Freer said he would personally talk with employees of the convenience store about this and would notify the State of Illinois liquor Commission about the matter. City Projects Public Works Director Mike Patridge told the Coun- cil that the bid submitted by Petersburg Plumbing for some work on the new Elkhart Road Lift Station was 300% higher than what was estimated. He will obtain two more estimates from contractors to bring this in line with construction.estimates.. Mike said he looking at having the City to buy materi- als for the Elkhart Lift Station project direct and hiring equipment to do work on the project. The forced main work from Elkhart Road to the sewage pond was completed. The City can now turn its full attention to the new lift station. Mike said that the City had just re-seeded the grass at the sewage pond, but with the "hurricane winds" of Tuesday, the straw and seed had pretty much blown into adjoining fields. The city will re-seed when the winds calm down. In Other Business - Mayor Jim Fuhrer said he found out that if the City were to apply for grants for the City water system, the City would have to substantially raise the water rates to :about $49 per month for water customers. He said that was not possible and would not be considered at this time. John Poffenbarger and John Utterback are still study- ing the collection of old tires in town. They are working to firm up what, if any, charge the City would pay per tire collected. Anyone wanting to use the City Gazebo foran event will need to sign up for it at City Hall. This will allow the reservation of a specific date for the use of the gazebo. Mike Patridge was given permission to hold an area- wide training session for Water & Sewer Operators. Mike expects 30 - 40 operators to attend the training session to be held Nov. 9 in one of the City equipment bays next to City Hall. Residents/tre reminded that any requests concerning City boulevard trees must be made in writing. Forms are available at City Hall. Alderman Pete Howe said he would like a tree on his property checked. Mayor Fuhrer said he would need to flU out the form for con- sideration. Ap.parentl~, even City Officials can't get around the paperwork. Next meeting is the Voting Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tues. 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