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Pulaski, and Scott & Katie Oglesby, Emily Allspach, Nicole Debby Cowan of Dawson. Parents of the O'dea and Jodi Jackson. The groom's groom are Danny & Stacey Baldwin of attendants were Best Man Ethan Man- Louisville, Kentucky. + ning - Groomsmen were Justin Cowan, The couple honeymooned in Mexico. The federal govei'nment is ordering local govern- ments to replace street signs. The feds say signs are easier to read if they are not all in capital letters. SO Standard Your address may Installation qualify for SO Equipment Fee Recovery Act NEW Low-priced offers! Service Plans (All NOW TO cHECK YOuR ELIGIBILITY. Hug DECATUR LINCOLN 2235 W. Mound Rd. ,616 N. Chicago St. 217-877-2235 217-732-333,1 Authorized HughesNet Reseller *Eligibility dependent upon physical address. Not available to all households, Customers must certify that the household does not have or have access to high-speed Internet at time of installation. Available for a limited-time. 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When the owner came to retrieve it, the purse was gone from behind the bar. Officer Kyle Veech took the report Barred from the bar for over a year, the local resident attempts to return. Each time he attempts [o return, local law enforcement is called to escort him off the property. Officer Veech was called 11.7.10 to escort the still unwelcomed resident from the bar. Later in the same evening the resident returned to, shall we say, "have it out" with the owner. Officer Veech was Called back and the resident was this" time arrested and taken to the county jail Some folks have a real, real steep learning curve. The Illinois Secretary of State Records System (ISSRS) knows all and tells all. ISSRS dinged another motorist 11.19.10 and Chief Free made the stop. The motorist presented an insurance card and a traffic ticket. Advised of the suspension, the motorist pro- tested the circuit clerk told her that as long as she paid her fines her license would not be suspended. No so. The Sec. of State susper/ded her, not the circuit clerk. To top the stop, when the insurance agent was called, the agent said the insurance policy was cancelled due to non-payment. The arrest was made and the vehicle was towed. Chief Freer received a call from the Illinois Department of Corrections directing the arrest of a Mt. Pulaski resident for a parole violation. When Chief Freer and Officer Pharis arrived at the residence in the 200-block of N. Spring, the resident said he didn't know why he was being arrested. He offered up that his ankle monitor had been "acting up". Arrested, the resident was held at the jail for the ID of C officials on 11.20.10. Bruins I Basketball Rolls On The Mt. Pulaski Bruin basketball squads continued their season with a game at CEL on Thursday Novem- ber 1 lth. In the 7th grade contest the Bruins came out on top by the score of 34-13. The Bruins used a' stingy defense to keep the Panthers to 6 points at the half in route to a convincing win. The Bruins were led in scoring by Brett, Brandon, and Seth Huff. They tallied 7 points each for the game. Will Stewart chipped in 5 points and Dalton Litterly had 4 steals. In the 8th grade contest the Bruins once again came out on top by the score of 44- 19. The Bruins demonstrated excellent passing and ball movement that kept the Panthers off balance all night. The Bruins were led in scoring by Michael Lowery with 14 points. Beau Collier had 11 points and Josh Davis tallied 9 points for the contest. Blake Collier had 4 steals and Michael Bruce had 6 rebounds. On Monday November 15th the Bruins traveled to Hartsburg for another Logan County contest. The Bruins once again found themselves a winner by the score of 32-15. Outstanding defense and a hot 1st quarter set the tone for the contest. The Bruins were led by Brandon Huff with 11 points. Dustin Adams had 5 steals and Eli Griesheim had 7 rebounds. In the 8th grade game the Bruins were once again winners by the score of 56-37.-An outstanding shooting evening and excellent 1st quarter defense propelled the Bruins to victory. The Bruins were led by Michael Lowery with 13 points and 4 steals. Beau Collier had 12 points and Brett Huff chipped in 10 points. Michael Bruce and Blake Collier had 8 points each, and Josh Davis had 8 rebounds. The following Thursday saw the Bruins travel to Williamsville for the final contest of the week. The 7th graders lost a hard fought battle to a tough, big and physical Williamsville squad. The final tally was 20-17. 'The Bruins were led by Brett Huff with 5 points and Will Stewart with 12 rebounds. In the 8th grade contest the Bruins fell to a Williamsville team who place 3rd in 7-3A state a year ago. The final score was 50-38. Due to foul trouble the t}ruins finished the game with 3 player . But, the team needs to be commended for playing hard and keeping the game close at the end. The Bruins weie led by Michael Lowery with 16 points and Beau Collier with 11 points. Michael Bruce tallied 6 points and Josh Davis had 7 rebounds. The Bruins took the court one more time before Thanksgiving break. The team journeyed to Springfield to play Christ the King. The 7th grade team ran into a buzz saw and played a very talented and physical Cougar squad. The final score was 43-13. The Bruins were led by Brandon Huff with 10 points and Dalton Litterly had 4 rebounds and 3 steals. The 8th grade contest pitted the Bruins against the 3rd place team in last year's 7-2A state tourney. The Cougars were a very talented team and took the game by the score of 54-31. The Bruin team played very well and worked hard to the end of the game. The Bruins were led by Josh Davis with 11 points and 9 rebounds. Blake Collier scored 8 points and Michael Lowery chipped in 6 points. The 7th grade and 8th grade record currently stand at 4-4. Auto-Owners Insurance Wins J.D. Power and Associates Award Auto Claims Satisfaction Award .F Bestowed upon Company Three Years in a Row Auto-Owners Insurance has provided the same high standards of service for over 90 years. The company's tradition of keeping a small company attitude focused on the customers has earned them their reputation as the "No Problem" people. Downing, Przykopanski, Clements, & May Insur- ance Agency, Inc is a local independent Auto-Owners Insurance agency and is proud to share in this success. J.D. Power an~l Associates rank Auto-Owners Insur- ance highest in customer satisfaction with the auto insurance claims experience for the third consecutive year. The company won the Auto Claims Satisfaction Award in 2008 and 2009 and is announcing their third win for 2010. Auto-Owners Insurance is ranked highest in provid- itig a satisfying claims experience, and scored 902 out of the 1,000 point scale J.D. Power and Associates uses for the study. The company attributes their success to the involvement of the independent agency system in the claims process. "Auto-Owners Insurance is appreciative to receive this award again," said Jeff Harrold, CEO. "It is good to know we can receive recognition based on our policy- holders' high satisfaction of the service provided by us and our agency partners at their time of loss," Auto-Owners Insurance, a Fortune 500 company, currently holds the status of being ranked the 17th larg- est insurer in the country. Headquartered in the Greater Lansing Area, Auto-Owners Insurance employs more than 3,500 associates. The company is comprised of five property and casu- alty companies and the Life Company, and writes busi- ness in 26 states through local independent agents. Louisiana Govemor Bobby I Jindal says that Congress should I be made a part time job. December 7, 2010 Mt. Pulaski Times- 6 You'll Put Your Eye Out Kid lorence's All the Way from "FragilC, ! orner Help Little Orphan Annie Gerald Goodman's office window should look familiar. Conc6ived and deco- rated by The Farmers Bank, the theme is the movie classic A Christmas Story. That's the movie with the Red Rider BB gun, bunny suit, Ovaltine (remember the decoder ring?), and famous lamp (by the way the lamp does light-up). All compliments of Leanne Volle and Farmers Bank Ernplqvees. "Gianna" I now have three great grand- daughters. Gillian (5), Mia (3) and Gianna Sofia born Novem- ber 4 at 4:04 p,m. She weighed nine pounds. Their parents are Joc and Jennifer Jannazzo, Jr. and they live in Waukesha, Wis- consin. In fact, we went to see them last week and came back the same day. She is precious, as are all new babies. The other two girls love their baby sister. On the Lighter Side - Allen was telling a City Slicker how you could tell the weather by watch- ing his cows. If the cows are standing, look for rain. If they are lying down the weather will be clear "What if some are standing and some are lying down," said the City slicker. "That means it may rain and it may not," said Allen. Food for Thought- Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the Glory of God. The skies proclaim the work of His hands. Rural Fire Protection District Meeting Date Changed The Mt. Pulaski Rural Fire Protection District Board of Trustees meets Tues. Dec. 14 at 7:30pm, at Fire Sta- tion #1,612 East Dekalb Street, Mt. Pulaski. 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