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Mt. Pulaski High School Senior-of-the-Month II $ ] 2 u Z O "It's old news, but there's nothing else wrong with it." Mark Twain Published Twice A Month - 24 Issues A Year Dec. 7, 2010 Update on Home For the Holidays The American Legion Auxiliary is continuing to work on the Veterans Home that is being established in Decatur Instead of furnishing a one-bedroom They raised $239 during Red Ribbon Pulaski Pharmacy. for items and don't apartment, we will be dqing a small two Week. We commend these students for forger our Johnson True Valve store. bedroom house. Hopefully it will be done their community involvement anti pride. If you have an item that is of very good All items are needed l~y December by Christmas. When dedicated, it Will be You are encouraged to shop for items quality, you may contact Phyllis Beccue. 15. This is a wonderful opportunity called "the Pulaski House". at your local merchants. At Dollar Gen- We are also accepting monetary dona- for you to involve your children and It is now time for the public to become eral and Johnsoffs Food Center - just tions to purchase the more expensive let them pick items. involved. The students from the Mt. purchase an item and place it in the cart. items. Checks should be made payable to Pulaski Grade School will be shoppmg We will also stock cabinets and need American Legion Auxiliary. December 10 for items for the kitchen, food and cleaning supplies. Visit the Mt. Thank You From Coach Bill Rucks Thank YoU From The Chestnut EMS Thank You I would like to thank all who organized, contributed, C-EMS would like to thank everyone for their gener- A sincere thank you to the following employees for their Ethan Cline and attended "Hoops for Rucks" night, oslty at the bake sale/cookbonk sale during Christmas years of service we are who we are because of who I would especially like to thank th~ girls' basketball on Vinegar Hill. you are. There will be a time of appreciation for these Ethan is the son of Rich and Tina Shiers of Mt. team and coaches for their efforts in organizing this C-EMS ha~been raising money for 8 to 9 months and faithful staff members during the resident Christmas Pulaski. event. It was great to be in the gym again, see the teams now we're within $2,000 of having the money to pay in Party December 17. Ethan is a straight "A" honor roll student. He has play, and see so many familiar faces. Good luck to both full for the new monitor/defibrillator. 30 years - Karen Fletcher; 15 years - Jayne King and been a four-year fnember of band, Student Council teams this season[ The comre~unity support has been amazing! Thank Mely Wilson; 10 years - Julie Bishop, Miranda Burge, and Scholastic Bowl. He is a National Honor Society I would also like to thank everyone who sent dards you so much!~ Irene Burger, Pare Eubanks, Kathy Ground, Susan member, and participates in Science Olympiad and and visited me while I was in Springfield, Chicago; and Chestnut EMS would also like to send our a Thank McCain, Kim Schleder, and Jo Skaggs; and 5 years - Spirit Squad. Ethan has won numerous high school since my return home. Your kindness is greatly appreci- You to the Dollar General in Mr. Pulaski for helping Dana Kline, Natalie Mayer, Daniel Paige, Bobbi Paige, awards, including Outstanding Accounting II student, ate& with some supplies for the bake sale/cookbook sale Heather Price, and Beth Shake-Tracy. Outstanding Chemistry Student. and Outstanding It'sgood to be, homel fundraiser. Jo Hilliard, Administrator- Vonderlieth Living Center Christmas Picture Advanced Chemistry Student,for Paper? Ethan has served as a youth ~roup leader at Grace Extra Oranges & Grapefruits Family Christmas pic- Baptist Church in Decatur. He has been a member of Some Rotary Oranges & Grapefruit from Florida's tures will be printed in his church band and choir, as well as the community Indian River region are still available. Whole pallets the Times Christmas Issue band. After high school Ethan plans to attend Pensacola had to be ordered. (Dec. 21). To have photos Christian College in Pensacola, Florida. Stop in at Johnson True Value Hardware or let any in this edition, have them The Senior-of-the-Month program is sponsored by Rotary member you know, know you'd like more, to the paper by Monday Johnson's Food Center of Mt. Pulaski and Mt. Pulaski please. Dec. 14. Pharmacy. Monthly winners receive $100 savings bonds and are eligible to compete for the $1000 Senior- Attended State Speech Contest Local 2011-12 of-the-Year award. Mt. Pulaski Grade School Speech and Drama Team Illinois State attended the IESA State Speech Contest which was hosted by Mt. Pulaski Saturday, November 6. Scholar Honorees Santa Claus to Visit Chestnut Dec. 18 MPGS contestants received 7 first, place awards, 2 The Illinois Student Santa Claus will be visiting the Chestnut Restaurant second place awards, and 1 award. The par- Assistance Commission Sat. Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. He will arrive in style by fire ficipants and their entries are as follows: (ISAC) recognized 17,335 engine. Max Copplnger and Brady Walsh students from 749 dif- Chestnut Fire Department sponsors Jolly O1' Saint Improv Duet 1ST ferent high schools from Nick this year. Angel Rend and Molly Williams across the state as 2011-12 Improv Duet 1ST Illinois State Scholars. Brady Coppinger and CIayton Lindley Illinois State Scholar You're Invited To Improv Duet 1ST winners rank .in the top Morgan Hayes and Elizabeth Siebert ten percent of high school The Zion I utheran School, Mt. Pulaski's Script Duet 1ST seniors. Selection is based Christmas Musical December 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Clayton Lindley and Nick Raineri on SAT, ACT and/or the Zion Lutheran Elkhart Center, Script Duet 1 ST Prairie State Achievement 217 S. Gillett Street, Elkhart. Sam McCarty Exam scores, and/or class Impromptu 1ST rank at the end of the The program is a blast-from-the-past and delivers a Julia Beccue junior year. fife-changing message. Solo Script IST Recently Celebrated Her 90th Birthday November 28 Mr. r laski I igh Schoo During the annual Christmas Caroling Outreach at Julia Beccue and Sam McCarty Illinois State Scholar Hon- Midway Community Church, Jackson and his friends Improv Duet 2ND was was in 1969 for the wed- first quilt was still that she learned from her orees are discover a time machine inthe basement. After acci- Sam McCarty and Ahgel Rend held in her honor and she ding of her daughter, complete the most recent mother, Amelia Casste-Hannah Allen dentally hitting a lever, they embark on an adventure Script Duet 2ND received a photo book as a Donna Gulso Wachter. quilt 42 years later, pens, who made numer- Patrick Bree throughout the twentieth century and learn how help- Brady Coppinger, Max Coppinger, Justin Dunakey, tribute to her handcrafted She just completed a To date, she has made ous .quilts for her eight Haley Casper ing others changes lives. Andrew Viner, and Brady Walsh quilts she has made for baby crib quilt for a great- quilts for her family's wed- children. Ethan Cline Seeing the caroling outreach effects over the decades, Group Script 3RD her children, their spouses, granddaughter to be born ding occasions, individual Family Photo Samantha Nichols once-skeptical Jackson comes to know Christ better and I am very proud of these individuals and their achieve- grandchildren and great- in January 2011. The gifts, baby gifts, and doll discovers the true value of God's g!ft and why we del- ments! grandchildren, same sewing machine that quilts, totaling 40 quilts. ebrate His birth. Barbara Maske - MPGS Speech Coach The first quilt she made was used to make the very Quilt making was a craft Times Subscriptions Admission is free but please bring a non-perishable food item for the Logan County Food Pantry. Keep The Wreath Red Phoenix Volunteer Firefighters are once again par- Unanimously Electedto ficipating in the Keep The Wreath Red fire safety pro- Board of Directors gram Your 2010 subscription A wreath with red lights has been placed on the front Les (Foxie) Hild, Highway Commissioner of Mt. of the Mt. Pulaski fire station. The wreath will be lit tothe Mt. Pulaski Times Pulaski Township, Logan County, was unanimously from Thanksgiving Day until New Years Day. If a elected to the Board of Directors of the Township Offi- 'caused by a holiday related fire a red light bulb would be Expires December 31 cials of Illinois (TOI) during the Association's 103rd replaced with a white light bulb. A holiday related fire Annual Educational Conference held in Springfield is a fire caused by candles, Christmas tree fires, holiday if your mailing label is The Township Officials of Illinois. the largest state- fights, or fireplace fires caused by burning Christmas wide organization of its kind, annually conducts a series wrapping paper in the fireplace, dated "12/10" of training programs and educational conferences with This is an easy way for the public to drive by the fire the November Educational Conferefice being the larg- station to see if any holiday related fires have occurred. est. TOI serves as an informational clearinghouse for Fire Safety Suggestions At The Holiday Time Can member townships as well as members of the Illinois Include The Following: General Assembly, Members of Congress, and federal Extinguish candles when you leave a room, NEVER Send Subscriptions to and state agencies, leave a candle unattended Times / P O Box 114 / Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548 Keynote speaker of~the 103rd Annual Conference Keep live Christmas trees watered, as a ~iried out tree was Bryan Townsend, motivational speaker. Sharing will burn extremely fast, if a tree fire was to occur the Opening Session were outgoing TOI President Throw out holiday lights that have frayed wires, Richard Ralston; Conference Chair Susan Curtiss from broken lights, and damaged plugs Esmen Township (Livingston Co.); TOI Legislative Don't overload elec cal outlets, or power stops, 2011 New Year's Eve Consultant Tim Bramlet, and TOI Executive Director which can cause electrical fires Bryan E. Smith with the State of the Association mes- Don't burn wrapping paper in fireplaces, as the col- Kickoff Celebration sage. "Township Government: Simply the Best!" was ored paper burns hotter the theme of.this year's Conference. Conllllunity Thanksgiving Get-Together Check your smoke detectors once a. month, and 175th More than 800 delegates attended educational ses, change the batteries twice a year. You may want to give Mt Pulaski sions on the recently-enacted Cemetery Oversight Act, Thanksgiving Day, approximately that included side dishes and desserts, your smoke detector a battery as a Christmas present, credit card reform laws, budgets/levies, intergovern- ninety people joined together at Chestnut All plates were filled, because at the holiday season batteries are usually on(1836 - 20 1 1) mental agreements, the Freedom of Information Act Family Restaurant to enjoy a community This was the fourth year for the Corn- sale. and alternative revenue sources. Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner hosted by munity Thanksgiving Get-Together, and The citizens have maintained a fire safe holiday Our 2011 "Year of Celebration" kicks off "Township oJficialsface many challenges as they make deci- Cesar & Rosa Andrade. as usual, all enjoyed it. season over the past several years, as we have never had on New Year's Eve Dec. 31, 2010--on our sions that affect their residents. Les Hild is a good example of The Andrades furnished baked and Morephotos on Page 7 to'change a red light bulb to a white light bulb. We hope town square. Plans are now being finalized. the type of leader.we need in township government, thegovern- fried turkey, ham~. gqose, dressing, the tradition continues The plans include food & drink; music, ment closest to the people," said TOI Executive Director mashed potatoes, gravy, and drinks. Submitted By& Photos By Please Help The Phoenix Volunteer Fire fighters Keep shopping, children's activities, fireworks and Bryan E. Smith. Those attending brought a dish to pass Jo Richner The Wreath Red. a ball drop at midnight. The Mt. Pulaski 175th Committee hopes you will join us for' the first in a series of events to be held throughout the year to help celebrate Mt. Pulaski's 175th Birthday. Many of our retail shops will be open as well as our courthouse. Our up-town restaurants will be open and Book Signing Thurs. Dec. 9 Ladies Night Thurs. Dee. 9 . Mt. Pulaski Times Deadline Fri. Dec. 17 the Lincoln College Professor of History Emeritus Paul Beaver's Merchants on S. Washington Street Mt. Pulaski host "Ladies Deadline for articles is Friday Dec. 17 for Dec. 21 175th committee will be serving a Soup & new book: Abraham Lincoln in Logan County, Illinois 1836-Night" December 9 frgm 4-9 p.m. Issue. Articles submitted at deadline may be held over Chili Supper at the VFW Hall 1860 is on sale at Saddle's Secret Place west side of square, Mt. Buff's Family Restaurant, Saddle's Secret Place, Vintage One. due to space available, on the South Side of the Square. Hours for all the activities will be Pulaski. A book signing by Paul will be Dec. 9 at Saddle's from LTD, & Salt Creek Attic - See Ad for details. 175*h Meeting Dec. 18,from 6:00 pm until midnight 1 to 3 p.m. Open House Sunday Dec. 12 Mt. Pulaski 175th Celebration meetings are at 9 a.m. the first when our ball will drop and fireworks will Christmas Concert Dec. 9 Doris & Associates is holding an open house for a local listing and third Saturdays of each month at the Mt. Pulaski VFW Hall, be set off to begin our at 614 N Marion from 1 - 3 pm. Hostess: Nancy Carter. South Side of the Square. "Year of Celebration . Community Band Christmas Concert, 7:00 p.m Main Living Watch for more information in the next issue of the Time~ and on our community's Room, Vonderlieth Living Center. Christmas Cerebration Dec. 15 UMC Christmas Cantata Dec. 19 websites. AA Meeting Thurs. Dec. 9 Pianist Roy Webb at Mt. Pulaski Christian Church, 2 to 4 p.m. at Family Life Center. Tickets: $10 Call Teresa at 217-792-5417 or Mt. Pulaski United Methodist Church Christmas Cantata, See you on New Year's EveI Alcoholics Anon alqous meetings, 6-7:30, Thurs. eve- 217-791-7095 to order tickets. "Child of Hope", as part of regular 11 a.m. worship service. nLngs, Mt. Pulaski Christian Church, Family Life Center.