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Accepting Snow Removal Bids Mt. Pulaski Rural Fire Protection District is accepting bids for snow removal at the Mt. Pulaski Fire House (612 E DeKalb / Mt Pulaski). Bids will be opened at the November 15 Fire District Meeting. For bid specifications call Eddie Pharis 855-7438 Mattress and Furniture iClearancel 130-60%0ff i lO0%New Can Deliver Springfield 217-361-1357 TOTAL QUALITY MERCHANDISE Indoor storage units available! Insured QualitVWmk Free Estimates Call Shawn 414-5413 FOR SALE $325 Berkline Sofa - light beige - 96" - nice; $200 Wood Pedestal Table - Oval 96" w/leaf - 47" without leaf - 4 chairs & 2 arm chairs 792-3980 or 299-7316 FOR SALE - 1956 - Ford M-850 parade tractor w/access.; rack wagon w/spoke wheels; 16' trailer (2009) like new -All $6,950 or trailer $1,850 - 732-6071 FOR SALE - $700 Jayco Pop Up 1976 Camper, sleeps 8, stove, furnace, sink, refrigerator, new tires, 791-3712 FOR SALE. Cute Dept. 56 Hafioween Dept. 56. Music Box, only $20 5 Octave Elec. Keyboard w/ multi-functions, $50. 796-3519 ..................... FOR SALE - Make Offer - Wooden play- house - fort 792-5985 ........................ FOR SALE - '96 Buick Century Lim- ited Edition; good tires, priced reasonable; can be seen locally, 792-5353 ......................... FOR SALE - Kenmore Canister vacuum, $300-new, askinff$150 o/b/o exc 792-3348 ........................ FOR SALE - 2006 ToYOta Sienna LE minivan, VGC, 64,000 miles, good gas mile- age, 792-5966 ........................ FOR RENT - Mt. Pulaski - Very nice, reasonable, private, 1 bdrm 1 bath upstairs garage apt. Large LR & Kitchen, storage, CA/CH, garage addi- tional, 217-553-6138 / 792-5645 ......................... FOR RENT - Latham - House, 1 bdrm, no pets, no yardwork, good for single person, 674-3442 ....................... SERVICES- Leaf raking, gutter clean- ing, & any outside fall projects - 5 years exp. - Darrin Blaum 217- 737-9479 ....................... WANTED - Junk and abandoned cars & trucks 217-415-0438 or 217-750-2576 ............................ HELP WANTED - Caregiver for elderly person, daytime or nighttime; some light housekeeping, and meal prep, must pass a background check and have references. Please call 217-412- 2484 for more details. ........................ To the Customers of Frontier Communications - FC of IL - Mt. Pulaski, Inc, Frontier Communications - FC of IL - Mt, Pulaski, Inc. on October 25, 2011, will 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 Sec- tion 13-504 of the Public Utilities Act. This change will increase the rate you cur- rently pay for local exchange telecommunica- tions service. The rate you currently pay for local service is $18.62 & $21.92. This tariff filing will propose that effective November 28, 2011, this rate will change to $20.62 & $23.92. This change will affect all customers subscrib- ing to local exchange service from Frontier Communications - FC of IL - Mt. Pulaski, Inc. The proposed tariff will become effective 30 days after it is filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission. The Commission must inves- tigate whether the proposed change is just and reasonable if a telecommunications car- der that is a customer of the local exchange telecommunications carder or ten percent of the potentially affected subscribers of the 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 Frontier Communica- tions - FC of IL - Mt. Pulaski, Inc, 1. O. Box 8000, Hayden, ID 83835 or you may call Customer Service at 1.800.921.8102, or from the Chief Clerk of the Illinois Commerce Com- mission, 527 East Capitol Avenue, P.O. Box 19280, Springfield, Illinois 62701. MPGS Looking for Coach Mt. Pulaski Grade School is looking for a 5 h and 6 th grade boys' basketball coach. This is a volunteer position. If you are interested, please call Gene Newton at 792-7220. Did You Know - A report says that food labels shouldn't have ingredients but health symbols like energy star ratings. New Rules for Lunches The federal government issued new rules for the school lunch program. The school district raised student lunch prices 10 cents October 31. The new student lunch price is $1.85 elemen- tary, $2.35 high school. The adult lunch price is $3. Those 50+ Fly Girl Beautiful 1 bedroom apartment Ask about our MOVE-IN Speciafl RT. 121 & Main St. Latham 217- 433-7099 II 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, Ininois 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, POBox 114-311 S. Washington Mt. Pulaski, Illinois 62548 Office: 217-792-5557 times@frontiernet.net By Mike Lakin Kelsey Griesheim has been taking a course this tall at Lincoln Land Community College. Not unusual for a senior to be getting a jump on college by taking a junior col- lege course. But, when Kelsey completes this semester of study she will be prepared to take the FAA test for her small plane license. Kelsey says she is taking the course to pursue a hobby. Her mother has a pilot license as does her uncle Greg. Classes are held once a week on Tuesdays. Located at a hangar at the Springfield airport, the course is a mix of classroom work, some work in the cockpit of planes, and an occasional flight where Kelsey co-pilots a plane. While the course work teaches students the basics of flying, the end result is the FAA license test that - when passed - will give Kelsey a license to fly small planes, like Cessna and ultra-lights. While a big-ticket item like a Cessna isn't a possibility for this young pilot-to-be, Kelsey says an ultra-light would be fun to have. Kelsey says flying time is the key to determining the type of license a pilot receives. The lowest flying time earns an ultra-light license. She plans to qualify for both the ultra-light and small plane licenses. Jets? Kelsey says that's a "ton of hours" and she doesn't plant to pursue an aviation career. She says the job opportunities just aren,t there at this time. So, she is pursuing her license for the recreation - hobby. At this point in the semester, Kelsey has received instruction in the basic parts of a plane, the science behind flight, fueling and the types of fuels, basic plane mechanics, airport regulations and airspace, and runway lighting. Next up this semester is mapping out a cross-country flight route. For her time in the air, Kelsey says it's great. One thing she notices is distance. What seems like a distance on the ground is not the same in the air. "Things just aren't that far a part when you look at places from the air", Kelsey says. Kelsey commented this course gives her a feeling for college classes and the best part.., it's fun. Did You Know - IRS says that the median wage in the U.S. in 2010 was $26,000. The IRS also says it takes an income of $344,000 to qualify to be o one of the top 1 '/o of taxpayers in the U.S. 6 Mt. Pulaski Times District Receives Grant The $50,000 school mainte- nance grant is a matching grant project. The high school gym bleach- ers are said to be a logical choice for this project. Accepting Snow Removal Bids Mt. Pulaski Rural Fire Protec- tion District is accepting bids for snow removal at the Mt. Pulaski Fire House (612 E DeKalb / Mt Pulaski). Bids will be opened at the November 15 Fire District Meeting. For bid specifica- tions call Eddie Pharis 855-7438 Editor's Notebook By Mike Lakin Doug Johnson (True Value) had a lot of compli- ments since he wrote that article about shopping local. One business owner - who will remain anonymous - thought Doug could have had one more paragraph. Something along the line of - if it weren't for local businesses, where would you put up all your flyers? Bank of Amer- ica reported a $6.2 Billion profit in the third quarter. And they still need that $5 a month debit card fee? Of course, it is as much the debit card user's fault as the bank's. Pay cash and there's no fee. The fact and the logic are on the side of using cash. Did You Know - There are now 250 Million tweets a day. Nov. 5, 2011