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All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. Mark Twain Please Help Phoenix Volunteer Firefighters Keep The Wreath Red The Phoenix Volunteer Fire- fighters are once again partici- pating in the Keep the Wreath Red fire safety program. A wreath with red lights has been placed on the front of the Mt. Pulaski fire station. The wreath will be lit until New Years day. If a holiday related item causes a fire, a red light bulb will be replaced with a white light bulb. This is an easy way for the public to drive by the fire station to see if any holiday related fires have occurred. A holiday related fire is a fire caused by candles, Christmas tree fires, holiday lights, or fire- place fires caused by burning Christmas wrapping paper in the fireplace. Fire Safety Suggestions At The Holiday Time Include... Extinguish candles when you leave a room, NEVER leave a candle unattended Keep live Christmas trees watered, as a dried out tree will burn extremely fast, if a tree fire was to occur Throw out holiday lights that have frayed wires, broken lights, and damaged plugs Don't overload electrical outlets, or power strips, which can cause electrical fires Don't burn wrapping paper in" fireplaces, as the colored paper burns hotter Check your smoke detectors once a month, and Change the batteries twice a year. You may want to give your smoke detec- tor a battery as a Christmas present. Over the past several years, we have never had to change a red bulb to a white bulb. We hope the tradition continues. Can Deliver Springfield 217-361-1357 TOTAL QUALITY MERCHANDISE Indoor storage units available! FOR SALE $700 Jayco Pop Up 1976 Camper, sleeps 8, stove, furnace, sink. refrigerator, new tiros, 791-3712 FOR SALE - Make Offer - Wooden play- house - fort 792-5985 FOR SALE - '96 Buick Century Lim- ited Edition; good fires, priced reasonable; can be seen locally, 792-5353 FOR SALE - Kenmore Canister vacuum, $300-new, asking $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 SALE - $50 & up, Carousel Horse, several sizes, 871-2328 FOR SALE - $250 - 25-30 ton log split- ter, needs eng. work, elec. start, not running, 671-0200 FOR SALE - 2007 Chrysler Town & Country van, all leather, DVD player, 50,000 miles, 217- 620-7109 Those 50+ Beautiful 1 bedroom apartment Ask about our MOVE-IN Speciafl RT. 121 & Main St. Latham 217- 433-7099 OR SALE - Framed 8x10 Elkhart Depot with Illinois Terminal Co. Interurban. Best, Offer, 796-3554 or 671-9236 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. HELP WANTED HVAC Technician - 3+ years experience Licensed Plumber or Plumbers Apprentice. Both positions must hold a valid driver's license and pass a drug screening. Bassett's Mechanical, Resumes can be emailed to bassetthp or mailed to 105 E. Jefferson St, ML Pulaski. Shawn Lock & Fred Lil Insured Qual wm Free Estimates Call Shawn 414-5413 Where Have You Seen God At Work This Week? SERVICES- Leaf raking, gutter clean- ing, & any outside fall projects - 5 years exp. By Edie Eike - Darrin Blaum 217- 737-9479 The headline question is a .................. question that Pastor Rachel Stockle of the Mt. Pulaski Methodist Church asks the congregation every Sunday. The question is answered many times in the mining community within the hills and hollows of Linefork in Southem Kentucky. People, organizations, and churches are at work year round bringing food, clothing, and care to the people here. We were anxious to see Pastor Mary Bennett of Linefork Four Square Gospel Church again. She has been taking young children into her home since she was a young woman. Some of these children she has adopted and others are cared for until adult- hood and beyond. These children have been given up for one reason or another. Emotional and physi- cal disabilities of all kinds have held these youngster back and Mary has special talents that make them feel whole. The weekend was like a homecoming as she greeted us with a warm bowl of soup and we caught up on the children's progress. At the moment, she has eight children living with NO TEARS IN HEAVEN Florence Stoll is looking for piano sheet music for "No Tears In Heaven". Flor- ence has the words, but has not found the sheet music. If you have a lead, call Flor- ence 792-5672. Mt. Pulaski Times USPS No. 365-660 ts 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, POBox 114-311 S. Washington Mt. Pulaski, Illinois 62548 Office: 217-792-5557 her. Others have moved on, married, or working - but all come back to visit at times. Don Maxheimer has been coming down here for many years. He has helped with fixing buildings, etc. and will always ask about her needs and try to get them to her. A missionary by the name of Jack was also there during our visit. He works on many projects while there, but today he was incapacitated. He fell off a roof, broke some bones, and was wheelchair bound. It was good to see him again and with Doffs help, was able to attend functions while we were there. Jack is a very interestmg man who has spent time in Pakistan, Africa, and China... and hopes to visit India in the future. We unloaded donated clothes at the Gordon Fire- house. Volunteers laid them out on table for people to sort through. The new fire chief said there is less need for adult clothes in the area so much of the assortment would be sent on to a firehouse in another area. The chief talked about a Christmas Dinner and other activities in the future. We traveled to Leatherwood Blackey Clinic in ComettsviUe where two full time physicians and a staff are practicing. It is well kept and they go above and beyond their duties to satisfy the needs of the com- munity. This where we found the need was the greatest at this time. Young children come here for warm clothes and food besides medical care. According to our contact, Tracy - a nurse at the clinic - children come into the building cold and hungry and some spend the night with her at times. Parties, Christmas Presents, and dinners are all on Tracy's mind. Last year she requested socks for the children and wanted to tell everyone "Thank You" for furnishing a lot of them during the year. We attended Pastor Mary's church service on Sunday. Beautiful Gospel music and singers - Mary's message - a wonderful meal and time to visit all added up to a beau- tiful Sunday morning. In the afternoon we were on our way home. Later we discussed out deci- sions for next year. Don and Janet will accept clean chil- dren's clothes up to 10-years of age. New packages of diapers, layettes, baby blankets. Socks, and small items for these ages will be gathered. Donations can be made at Don's Garage on the Square in the base- ment. Absolutely- no adult clothes or items. Again, "Thank You" to the Community. Photo - Pastor Mary nett's Linefork Four Square Gospel Church. 4 Mt. Pulaski Times Dee. 3, 2011