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r*' Statistics show that baseball relief closers have made no real difference to the game since 1952. Teams have had a 95.5% chance at winning games with a ninth inning lead. Country Decor, Antiques, Florals, Unique Handcrafted Treasures & So Much More Salt Creek Attic 106 S. Washington Mt. Pulaski Tues-Fri 10-4 ~ Sat 9-1 792-5117 "Watch and learn" (Nov. 2 H'APPY 1 BTM BIRTHDAY CORY MALONE Building & Remodeling LnVE ALWAYS MI3M & DAD General Contracting Professional Service - Home Town Commitment Licensed - Fully Insured - Bonded Dan Phillips wrote "It's a jungle out there!" (Close up of Clematis vine in backyard.) License # 104 -008527 Willie Nelson was busted for possession of marijuana in Texas after police noticed smoke pouring from his tour bus. r Mt. Pulaski Storage Space Available 500 S. Garden St. OPEN: MONDAYS & THURSDAYS 8-5, TUES/WED/FRI IN SPRINGFIELD Services Include Diagnose & Treat Ages 16 and up Lab Work Available 8-3:30 1 TALK Daily Lunch Specials S620"Am to l:30Pm ~1~~ ~0~ Taco Tuesday 1.S0to 8.30 ' ' $ 30 Wednesday Chicken Droner .8 15 G v Oglesby st' Thursday s10 Bucket of Beer (5) Free .Pool Elkhart 94 7- 2 7 7 0 Friday Fish Fry s955 December 7, 2010 Mt. Pulaski Times - 8 election). .Dan Phillips Photo Retired Teachers To Meet The DeWitt - Logan Retired Teachers meet at 10:30 a.m. Wed Dec. 8 at Lincoln Bonanza Res- taurant. Officers for 2011 will be fnstalled. Following the Christmas Luncheon, Jim Bachman - Executive Director Of the IRTA - will present information that will affect retired teachers. Lesleigh Bennett will present Christmas music. Submitted By - Marianna Lessen Coming Up At MPGS Mt. Pulaski Grade School Christmas program for grades K-4 will be at 7:00 pm Tues. Dec. 7 in MPGS gymnasium. PASE meets 6:00 pm Man Dec. 13 in the MPGS Library. Mt. Pulaski Grade School Christmas program for grades 5-8 wilt be at 6:00 pm Tues. Dec. 14 in MPGS gymnasium. Mt. Pulaski Library to Close for Carpet Installation Mt. Pulaski Library will be closed Sat. Jan. 8 to Fri. Jan. 14 while new carpeting is installed in the library. The library will re-open Sat. Jan. 15. Open House The Mt. Pulaski Library will host an Open Sat. Jan. 22 House Here we are in what is referred to as the Holiday Season. Even though life seems busy with the day- to-day schedule, now it gets even busier. Then there is the weather that can be a chal- lenge. Also, this time of year seems to see a higher rate of physical illness. There can also be certain mental and emotional states that are more likely in the darker, colder months, such as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or others. As much as this can be a wonderful time on the calendar, it can be a uniquely trying time also It can all add up to feeling Stressed, even more than usual. So what does one do with that? Do we ignore it, do we resign ourselves to it and forge ahead, or do we care for ourselves and take some time to relieve it? It is a benefit to our-selves, and others to spend some time and effort on stress management. Relieving stress is helpful for both mental and physical health Do we know how, or what works for us? Per- haps the first step is to recognize the need to decrease stress and give our-selves permission to address it. Then we can M. Tait's Jus' Thinkin' use what methods or things are helpful for each of us as individuals. There are things like deep breathing, relaxation techniques, and setting aside quiet time for prayer, medita- tion, and encouraging al~ inspiring and positiv~ attitudes. Exercise is helpful. Music and humor can be relaxing and uplifting. It has been said, that a good belly laugh is like internal aerobics. Maybe, some of those recordings of nature sounds, or other relaxing sounds, or music. I think they even have them in dollar stores. Whatever is beneficial, may each of us set aside moments and times to restore and nurture our better nature. Enjoy a hearty, happy laugh, savor a warm, good moment or memory and let it help you move forward. I'm thinking of a hot drink, having a comfortable and pleasant space to enjoy it, perhaps with one!s feet propped up, and a few undisturbed, posi- tive moments. Can you feel it, that aaahhh feeling of relief and relaxation? May you enjoy! M. Tait Genealogical Spin With the interest in genealogy peaking consider this missive. Jane was excited. She told a friend, "1~ found out my great-grandfather was a success dealing in horses. Because of his success he frequently was mentioned in area newspaper~ and received a lot of official attention. I read he passed away at this time of year with the Red Book update, at a civic gathering when the platform he was standing on suddenly collapsed." The friend replied, "Sounds like my ancestor. He was hung for horse stealing too." Honeybear Review By Coach Anderson At Carroll Catholic - The 7th grade Honeybears (5-10) won 23 - 4. Lauren Powell led her team with 8 points, 2 rebounds, and 4 assists. Lilly Pickett had 5 points, 2 steals. Bre- Anna Rentmeister had 4 points, 6 rebonds and 2 steals. Lauren Anderson, Elizabeth Siebert, and Alexandra Beckers each scored a basket. Emman Mammen had 2 points for CCS/NHM. Katlyn Helton and Jennifer Huynh each scored a point. The 8th grade game went back and forth with many lead changes, but it was the home team that finally came out on top 29 - 24. Alec Hayes had 12 points, 2 steals, and 1 rebound for the Honeybears (9-11). Whitney Nichols had 9 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 steals. Maggie Olson had 2 points and 3 rebounds. Julia Beccue had 1 point and 3 rebounds. Lexi Tibbs scored 11 points for the Crusaders. At MPGS - MPGS Takes Two From Bement. Emilee Burge hit a shot at the buzzer to help the 7th grade Honeybears (6 - 10) to seal the victory 20 - 17 against the Bement Bulldogs. Elizabeth Siebert had 6 points and 6 steals. BreAnna Rentmeister had 5 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals. Lilly Pickett had 4 points, 4 rebounds, 6 steals. Emitee Burge had 3 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 steal. Lauren Anderson had 2 points and 2 steals. The 8th grade Honeybears (10 - 11) won their game 31 - 15. Whitney Nichols had 10 points, 13 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 assist. Alec Hayes had 10 points, 5 steals, and 1 assist. Julia Beccue had 7 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist. Ashton Wakeman had 2 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 assist. Lilly Pickett had 2 points and 2 rebounds. Angel Reno had 4 rebounds and 2 steals. BreAnna Rentmeister had 3 rebounds. The 7th grade Honeybears will take on Decatur Hope on Saturday in the first round of their 7A regional: At Holy Family in Decatur - Lilly Pickett led the 7th grade Honeybears (7- 10) with 18points. The Honeybears went on to beat Decatur Hope 34 - 8 during the first round of Regional play. BreAnna Rentmeister had 6 points. Laruen Anderson had 3 points. Ashley Houser, Ellizabeth Siebert, and Lauren Powell each scored a basket. Miranda Hilliard scored 1 point for the Honeybears. At Decatur - Honeybears Fall to Holy Family. The 7th grade Honeybears were only down 17 - 8 going into halftime, however, the number 1 seeded Holy Family came out and went on a 17 to 0 run in the third quarter and went onto win 46 - 23. Lilly Pickett had 9 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals. Lauren Powell had 9 points and 1 rebound. BreAnna Rentmeister had 4 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 steals. Ashley Houser had 1 point and 1 steal. Elizabeth Siebert had 6 steals. Other members of this 7th grade squad were: Alexandra Beck- ers, Skye Kxetzinger, Lauren Anderson, Alyssa Stauffer, Makenzie Lock, Alex Bowles, Tiffany Stewart, Emflee Burge, Miranda Hilliard, and Morgan Hayes. The 7th grade Honeybears finished th~ir season 7 - 11. At MPGS - Honeybears Move On. The Honeybears had a tough first round test from Decatur Hope, but they held on to win 39 - 30. Alec Hayes led the Honeybears with 16 points. Whitney Nichols had 11 points. Julia Beccue had 9 points. Angel Reno had 2 points, and Lauren Powell added a point. At Mt. Pulaski - Honeybears Season Comes To An End . The 8th grade Honeybears played a great game, unfortunately, they ran out of time as Our Lady of Lourdes held on to win 21 - 16. The Honeybears were led by Whitney Nichols with 8 points, 9 rebounds, and 1 assist. Julia Beccue had 5 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist. Alec Hayes had 2 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist. Maggie Olson added a point and an assist. Caro- line Huff had 2 rebounds. BreAnna Rentmeister had 3 rebounds. Angel Reno had 3 steals, and 2 rebounds. Other members of the regional squad were: Lauren Powell, Ashton Wakeman, Lilly Pickett, Tiffany Stew- art, Miranda Hilliard, Elizabeth Siebert, Lauren Ander- son, and Morgan Hayes. The Honeybears finished their season 11 - 12. Our Weather 2010 The official National Weather Service rainfall for the Mt. Pulaski Observation Location for November was a total of 2.56". ByDay - I1-5.18" 11-23.38" Event Notes 11-13.06" 11-25 1.12" 11-25.1" glaze; 11-16.01" 11-26.08" 11-26 Trace of Snow; 11-22.11" 11-30.62" 11-26 Sleet at 1:30 p.m. So far this year - Rainfall (melted snow) for January was 1.46". Total snow accumulation for January was 6.5". Rainfall (melted snow) for February was 2.11". Total snow accumulation for February was 7". Rainfall for March was 2.4". Rainfall for April was 2.9Y'. Rain- fall for May was 3.35". Rainfall for June wasa whop- ping 11.10". Rainfall for July was 4.04". Rainfall for August was 2.19". Rainfall for September was 5.17". Rainfall for October was a total of 1.51". Texas Governor Rick Perry says he would consider send- ing the military into Mexico ~ fight the drug war. iran's top human rights official is under fire for defend- ing stoning as a punishment. irsf Annu Bargain Barn" Sol Sa Dec. 18 from 8-12 Come pick up Heirloom Baked Goods (like Grandma makes) for Christmas Craft Items, Knick Knacks, & Etc. Gi Approx. 5 miles north of Mt. Pulaski LOOK FOR SIGNS!