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5 - Mt. Pulaski Times December 7, 2010 50th Wedding Anniversary Paul & Sue Beaver Paul and Sue (Moore) Beaver will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on November 24,2010. They were married on Thanksgiving Day, Novem- ber 24, 1960, in the St. John's Lutheran Church in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois. The Reverend Ray O. Zumstein performed the ceremony. Sue's parents were Paul and Loretta Moore of Mt. Pulaski and Paul's parents were Paul and-Mildred Beaver of Lincoln. The bride's Maids of Honor at the wedding included the bride's sisters, Kay Moore Miller and Marcia Moore Enselman and Paul's sister Judith Beaver Coogan. Best man was Paul's brother, John with Duane Follis and Gerald Miller (brfther-in-law) as groomsmen. The Beaver's children include daughter Ann Witting and her children, Ethan Paul and Hannah Michel of Munster. Indiana, and Amy (John) O'Donnell and their children, Lauren Ashley and Kevin Patrick of Bloomington, Illinois. Sue is retired from teaching at Mr. Pulaski Elemen- tary School and Paul is a retired History Professor at Lincoln College. No celebration is planned. A family 'cruise trip to Alaska is planned. 22"a Christmas on Vinegar Hill was one for Record Book By Mike Lakin Sat. Nov. 20 started out less ~han stellar - weather wise - a thick fog had settled in the area. But, by 10 a.m. the fog started to lift and shoppers were off and running. And this year shoppers were sp.ending. The number of shoppers in Mt. Pulaski this year sur- passed recent years. Joining in the annual event, loca- t ions in Chestnut opened their door to welcome shop- pers. Vendors in both communities often used the words "over-whelming" when describing the crowds. Traffic was often bumper-to-bumper and, at times came to a standstill, when cars out-numbered parking places. But everyone took the traffic in stride and no problems were reported. Small Engine Repairs . Lawn Mowers-Weed Eaters-Snow Blowers & more General Auto Maintenance Oil Changes-Brake and Belt/Hose Replacement I" $5 OFF Service "1 LI" Couponl iExpires Dec. 31, 20101 J Hours: Mon. & Fri. 9am - 4pm Tues. & Thurs. 6pm - 9pm 523 S. 'Spring St. - Mt. Pulaski 21 7-41 4-2271 e-mail 217.519.3162 105 E. Jefferson St. -- Mt. Pulaski Now is the time to have CIWS build your new Wind Turbine Electric Generator II John For Details Summary of Doug Martin, School Board Secretary Minutes Present were Doug Martin, Kathy . The cost estimate is $170,000 for They also discussed new ways they Boward, Diane Deppe, Jeff Haley, the total project. The grant request are trying incorporate technology David Meister. Mike Toohey. Joe Olson was late. Also present were Phil Shelton, Terry Morgan, and Gene Newton. Reports Kathy Miller updated the library grant. News was not good, the second half of the grant money has not been received for FY 2010, but is supposed to be here by the end of the year. Mrs Miller said MPHS checked out 1244 books and the MPGS checked out more than 800 books using the Rolling Prairie Library last year. Superintendent Shelton gave a report on the Regional Office of Education Life Safety visit. The district will look at adding electri- cal outlets in some rooms to avoid the over use of extension cords and power strips. Unfinished Business Superintendent Shelton presented some more information on the energy conservation grant. The architect has done the initial plan and .cost estimate for the replace- ment of the boilers at the grade school. This information can now be submitted to ISBE for their review. will be approximately $85,000. Annual cost savings are expected to be $11,000 by installing the more efficient boilers. The board voted to proceed with the energy conserva- tion grant submission to the ISBE The bfard voted to appoint Super- intendent Phil Shelton and Secre- tary Linda Blue as designated rep- resentatives to receive school board petitions December 13-20, 2010. New Business The tax levy hearing date IS set for December 20, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Superintendent Shelton will meet with the finance committee of Doug Martin and Diane Deppe prior to the tax levy hearing to discuss the FY 2011 tax levy. Mrs. Farnham and Mrs. Upde- graft were present to give a report on the High School math progr~/m. Mrs. Farnham discussed how steps were being taken to improvd the math program by restructuring the math curriculum to allow students to gain a more in depth understand- ing of Algebra concepts. Consumer math has been replaced with inte- grated math. This course is focuses on more PSAE content and con- tains more algebra and geometry. by using active boards and math software, which should keep more students acti /dy engaged math lessons. Beginning Jr(January they will beoffering a -sc ol review ses- sions for the PSi: gegar are, also exploring the acqt!rSltlon of a web-based review and reinforcement ool to use with theNtmmrs;tYnorto t,v ,- g=,~ar ~: ,' ',~ ,"~ ') the PSAE and exams. Mr. Newton gave a report on the annual test sqores at thegrade school He said t~ai'~ere "hh~ been a lot of improverr er t the lasf sev:- eral years. The overall sqores for the grade school are well ab0ve the State average and the grade school did meet the adequate yearly progress goal. Mr. Morgan gave a summary of the tes.t scores at the high school. English, math and reading "were above the state av~age with science slightly below. The rACTcomposite score tbr 2010 for the high school was 21.1. Superintendent S'~ielton also men- tioned the last. 10 years scores'have been really good for the district. He said he does not pay a lot of atten- tion to a really good or bad year:of scores but likes to see consistency. One hundred years from now, no one remember What house you lived in, what kind of car you or what you did for a living. What they wffi reme er is the legacy you left for the generations to come. ~he ea pec ~#d" INSURANCE Topper Red Hatters: On The Go Taking advantage of another gorgeous Fall day, our group gath- ered at Chesapeake House Tues- day, November 16 for our regular monthly luncheon-meeting. Seated at tables set up for us near the southward-facing windows in the main dining area, we chattered away along with the chattering squirrels and birds dining just out- side at their feeders. What a lovely and serene place to dine! To enjoy the sumptuous noon buffet is a real treat. Special- ties of the buffet include: crispy fried chicken, lean pork tour.nedos, the best-yet fried catfish nuggets, a rich and creamy seafood bisque-type cas- serole, plus all other kinds of side dishes, salads, and even dessert to one's liking. A favorite spot of so many, it is also this writer's favorite dining establishment in the area. The wait staff does a fine job in making all diners feel special. And happily, the prices are very reasonable. As a matter of fact. large luncheon crowds reflect the ongoing success and popularity of this long- time restaurant. Thanksgiving napkins with" matching nut cups were provided by the co-hostesses, Marilyn Edwards, and Linda Dierker. A brief meeting ensued which produced plans for the Red Hat Christmas party. December Christmas luncheon will be held in Clinton in the La Tea Da Tearoom, Tuesday, Decem- ber 14 at noon. Bring a' $10 gift for the gift exchange. Afterward, the group will visit the C. H. Moore Homestead and take in the decorations there. If you need a ride, call another member ahead of time or show up at the American Legion parking lot no later than 11:15a for carpooling. Reservations must be called into either co-hostess by December 11. Call Madonna Boyle at 674-3709, or Phyllis Hawk at 792-5225. Guests are welcome. See you there. Happy Holidays to all. Submitted by Pat Straumann An Apple I computer, built in 1976, just sol~ at auction for $213,000. The holidays are perfect for 9iving! A gift of a life insurance policy is a practical and affordable way to make a charitable contribution that is much larger than might be made" through direct contributions alone. You don't have to be wealthy to make a significant and meaningful gift. The satisfaction of giving to a charity combined with the practical benefits of tax deductions can be accomplished through life insurance, turning affordable contributions into major gifts. 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Pulaski City Council discussed condemning the property so it could be demolished, But today it has a new owner. The entire roof has been replaced and the front 15orch is back. Truly, a dramatic turn of events. Times Photo Odd Fellow ge Apartments Affordable Housing for qualified people Buffalo - Williamsville Illiopolis For information call: 2z7-364-4828 or 217-341-6453 Insmd - Quali Work- Fret [@mates Shawn 414-5413 better water, pure and simple." Water Softeners- Iron Filters Bottled Water 318 N. Chicago St. - Lincoln l I( Joel and Deanna Jacobs Eddie Combs G,i, L Nunnery " iiYice President : David W. Broadway St. Lincol )ans