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Last Call for Blue Books (Mt. Pulaski" History 1836 - 1986) The deadline for ordering Blue Books is fast approaching, Anyone wanting to order a Blue Book should have their order in or postmarked by December 31, 2010. Ordrs with payment can be left at The Salt Creek Attic, Mt. Pulaski Township Literary, City Clerk's office or brought or sent to Sue Schaffenacker at 9 Lamplighter, Country Place, Mt. Pulaski. Phone is 792-5693. The Historical museum is closed for the winter so please do not send orders there. This will be the last and only reprint. Books should be here within three months. Don't be left out. Get your order in now! Amount is $58.70 per book. Deadline for Mt. Pulaski History Book (The Red Book) December 31, 2010 is the deadline for submitting family histories and military histories. Histories and orders at the early bird price of $58:71 for the new history book can be mailed to Sue Schaffenacker, 9 Lamplighter, Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548 or left at The Salt Creek Attic, City Clerk's Office, Mt. Pulaski Township Library or brought to 9 Lamplighter, Country Place, Mt. Pulaski. Phone is 792-5693. The his- torical museum is closed for the winter so please do not mail them there. The book should be ready sometime next'Fall after the 175th celebration so those pictures can be included. Be sure to order if you haven't already. Memorial and Dedication Pages .If you would like to remember a loved one in the new Red History Book, space c/n be purchased for $150 for a whole page, $90 for a half page and $60 for a quarter page. This is a great way to remember deceased family members or friends. Call Sue Schaffenacker at 792-5693 or Joyce Maxheimer at 792-5723. Also, dedication pages ar available for the same amounts if you would like to honor your family, a special event or someone special. This is a wonderful opportunity to have people or events remembered in history. Page Sponsors and Book Boosters You can sponsor a page in the new Red History Book. By sending $20, your name will appear at the bottom of a page. You can alse be a Book Booster by paying $10 and your name will be listed in the book: Both are great ways to support the new Red History Book and have your name be seen by generations to come. 1 00MANLEY NUMENTS guarantee the lowest price for the highest quality muments & craftsmanship Since 1945 DR. - LINCOLN: 735-4939 In ]em0ry Horn Man - Fri 9-5 Sat 9-Noon- After Hours by Appt. manleymonuments@yahoo.com SIU School of Medicine MT. PULASKI CLINIC 509 E Chestnut Phone 792-3442 Cara Gravlin Nurse Practitioner OPEN: MONDAYS & THURSDAYS 8-5 TUES/WED/FRI IN SPRINGFIELD Services Include Diagnose & Treat Ages 16 and up Lab Work Available 8-3:30 Dena Manley //2 1 / 3  Generation [ {( ] (vJrl Memorial Specialist : Saturday - 9-12 f_-ii:_- I\\; _._ T_-._  J "_/l ByAfter Appointment .ours 106 5 th Street Lincoln Peasley Memorials ',17-732-7773 Toll Free 877-465-7773 :' Lincoln & Logan County's Only i Locally Owned Monument Company / dd Fellow Heritk Apartments Affordable Housing for qualified people Buffalo - Williamsville Illiopolis For information call: 217-364-4828 or 2t7-341-6453 Ryman Fuiten Post December Meeting Mt Pulaski American Legion Post 447 - celebrating its 90th Year 50+ And 60+ Membership Certificates Awarded At their recent December meeting night, veterans of Mt. Pulaski American Legion Ryman-Fuiten Post 447, accompa- nied by their spouses, along with members of Ladies Auxiliary Unit 447 and SAL Squadron 447, dined on homemade chili, vegetable soup and desserts. The highlight of the evening was the awarding of 50+ and 60+ membership certificates. Ran Matheny, Illinois American Legion 17th'District Commander, was on hand to assist with the awards. Ran also gave an inspiring talk on the importance of all three organizations that make up the American Legion. He was impressed with our facility and was especially awed by the fact that our Mt. Pulaski Post is currently celebrating its 90th year, having been organized and chartered in 1920 - only one year after the United Stares American Legion was orga- nized and then chartered by the United States Congress. It was pointed out that Lt. Colonel Ted Roosevelt Jr. helped organize the American Legion with some fellow officers and troops in Paris following the World War I armistice. Paris Post 1 is one of these posts, organized in March 1919. The meeting, known as the Paris Caucus, adopted a temporary constitution and the name - The American Legion. The Legion held a second orga- nizing caucus in St. Louis in May 1919. The American Legion George Washington Post 1 is at Washington DC, having received its charger on May 19, 1919. , Mt. Pulaski Ryman-Fuiten Post 447 was organize'd Jan. 12, 1920 and received its charter later that same year. Our local American Legion Auxiliary was established and chartered in 1923 and our SAL (Sons of American Legion) was established and chartered in 1984. The American Legion now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide. The following award recipients were recognized, with families of the deceased (D) to receive the certificate as a posthumous recognition. 50+ Years - Kenneth Brooker, Sheldon Copeland, "Harold E. Donnan, William A. Duhs (D), Robert F. Fuiten (D), Vernon Hassebrock, Jame A. Horn, Harry E. Manes, Billy J. Mason, Robert G. May, George.L. Meister (D), William A. Rentmeister, Tom Romer, Alan R. Roos, Julian J. Schmidt, and Everett M. Streenz (D). 60+ Years - Charles L Bohn, Paul E. Fuhrer, Walter E. Hagenbuch, Jr., Earl Jackson, Carl S. Parrerson, Fredrick W Stahl, Keith H. Wilham, St., and Everett R. Howe (D). !920 American Legion Ryman-Fuiten Post 447 charter members were: Ray Tribbet, Welby Moore, Oscar'Curtis, Walter E. Hagenbuch St., Wallace Kautz, James Neiley, Walter Drobisch, Elmer Meister, Sr., Emmet Baker, Earl Holmes, Oscar Hahn, Clarence Hahn, Elmer Waddell, Hershel Shrader, Charles Spenler, Donald Moore, Wm. Ray, Cecil Merriman, Ross Cooper, Harry Leapley, Rodman Duboce, Merel Watson, L0uie Gobleman, Harold Tomlinson. 1923 Auxiliary Unit 447 charter members were: Marie Hahn, Leona Moore, T. W. Moore, H. C. Gruber, Mrs. Wm Holmes, Ida Scroggin, Louise Drobisch, Florence Meister, Mino Gruber, Lola Hahn, Margaret Hahn, Martha Lucas, Araminda Ryan. Cora Ryman, Blanche Harrison, Etta Baker, Josie San- born. Jessie Turley, Ruth Long, Dessie Crow, Alvada Crowe, Forrest Crowe, Rose. Gulso, Ida Gordon, Bernice Moore, Lela Downing, Nora Hagenbuch, Ruby Hagenbuck, Lucia Wagner, Laura Fuiten, Delilah Duboce, Flo Handlin, Georgia Horn, Hazel Meister, Minnie Scroggin, Marguerite Anderson, Lida Rupp, Lena Silky, Lydia Hatfield, Lela Wilham, Pauline Bertoni, Helen Buckles, Jennie Buckles, Nell Merriman, Viola Cox, Clara Kautz, Grace Barnes, Emma Schrader, Angeline Wacaser, Borothy Holmes and Augusta Duboce. 1984 SAL Squadron 447 charter members were: David Meister, Michael Toohey, Gary Meister, Darren Kent Ander- son, William Copeland, Jeff Laatsch, Charles Kent Anderson - Jerry Maxheimer. Doug Maxheimer, Jeff Meister, Jeff Beccue, Mark Geradot, Jim Fuhrer, Greg Howe, Michael Durst and Kenneth Durst. L-R: Fred Stahl (62 years), Commander Phil Bertoni (Post 447), Commander Ran Matheny (17th District) Submitted by: Phil Bertoni Commander Mt. Pulaski American Legion Ryman-Fuiten Post 447 Thank You From The Family Of Everett & Wilna Streenz meals, trips to the doctor, cleaning, wash- ing clothes, membrial donation.s, their day to day care and the list goes on and on. We can't begin to list all the ways that everyone touched their lives and ours through their generosity and kind hearts. During the last few months of their lives, as their health started to deteriorate, many people, some of whom we previ- ously had not known, extended comfort- ing gestures to Everett and Wilna as well as each of our families. There were the Retired Farmer Survivors Include - Wife - Betty Ann Horn of Mt. Pulaski; Daughters -- Carol (Paul) Turner of River Forest and Maryan (Alan) Murphy of Chestnut; Son - Larry Horn of Mt. dXttltsltk - Two Nephews  arid a Nece;:Three Grand- children and Four Great- Grandchildren. Mr. Horn. was a member of the Mt. Pulaski Zion Lutheran Church. Memorials: The Zion Lutheran School or Donor's Choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fricke- Calvert-Sehrader Funeral Home. Mt. Pulaski. Norman "Jack"Horn, 93, of Mt. Pulaski died December 6, 2010 at 7:28 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center, Springlield. A Memorial Service was held Saturday December 11 at Zion Lutheran Church Mr. Pulaski. Rev. Chris topher Decker officiated. Burial will be at a later date. His Parents - Reuben J. and Lydia Grathwohl Horn,. and Brothers - John and Robert Horn preceded him in death. A Retired Farmer, Mr, Horn was born July 16, 1917 in Mt. Pulaski. the son of Reuben J. ahd Lydia Grathwohl Horn. He married Hilma L. Wilham. He married Betty Ann Rich. Passion for Farming and Stewardship of the Land the Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts' Governor's Award for the Conservation Farm Family of the Year in 1996, Union Drainage District Commissioner, Logan County Cemetery District (Chairman of the Board), Steenbergen Cem- etery Board of Directors, Menard Electric Co-op Board of Directors, and the Prairie State Model T Car Club. Funeral services were Saturday December 11 at the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church. Burial Was in Steenbergen Cemetery, Mt. Pulaski. Ed was a loving husband and dedi- cated father of six children. He had a passion for farming and stewardship of Edward Leigh Allspach, 82, of Mt. Pulaski died at 4:36 a.m. Monday, December 6, 2010 at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski. He was born December 7, 1927 in Mt. Pulaski to Elmer Edward and Helen Eola Birks Allspach. He married Shirley Jean Carter on February 26, 1948 she survives. Also surviving is one son George (Karen) Allspach of Nit. Pulaski; four daughters, Kathryn (Scott) Steinfort of Miramar, Florida, Linda (Dennis) Sheehan of Lin- coln, Jerilee (Brad) Gibbs of Crawford, CO, Jo Ellen (Mark) Gilbert of Paris; One brother Donald (Shirley) Allspach of Mt. Pulaski, 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. One son David the land. He was active in many service and leadership roles in the community. In later years, Ed enjoyed traveling with his wife Shirley and was an avid antique car enthusiast. This generous man will be greatly missed by family and friends. Memorials: Vonderlieth Living Center or St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur. Arrangements were entiusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski. Edward Allspach and one brother,John Birks Allspach preceded him in death. Mr. Allspach was a retired farmer and member of the Mt. Pulaski Chris- tian Church, Lake Fork Grade School Board of Education (President), Mt. Pulaski Grade School Board of Educa- tio n (President), Logan County Soil and Water ConservatiOn District for 35 years (Chairman of the Board), received [ Mt. Pulaski Pharmacy00 Your We could not have made it through this journey without all of your help and thoughtfulness. So with that said, we want to thank everyone who was a part of this journey and who reached out and helped in any way. We truly appreciate everything that the community, friends and relatives did to help make their lives comforting and happy in those final months. You are all angels. Thank You Again. Penni Alexander & Family Kim Streenz & Family . Care Needs .... 507 E Chestnut 792-5081 ,REMEMBER: , From The Cyrulik's Jesus is Better than Santa Santa lives at the North Pole, JESUS is everywhere. Santo rides in a sleigh. JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water. Santa comes but once a year JESUS is an ever present help. Santa fills your stockings with goodies JESUS supplies all your needs. Santa comes down your chimney unin- vited JESUS stands at your door and knocks.. and then enters your heart. You have to stand in line to see Santa JESUS is as close as the mention of His name. Santa lets you sit on his lap JESUS lets you rest in His arms. Santa doesn't know your name, all he can say is "Hi little boy or girl, What's your name?" JESUS knew our name before we did. Not only does He know our name, He knows our address too. He knows our his- tory and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads. Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly JESUS has a heart full of love. All Santa can offer is Ha Ha Ha JESUS offers health, help and hope. Santa says "You better not cry" JESUS says "Cast all Y0ur cares on me for I care for you. Santa's little helpers make toys JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and builds mansions. Santa may 'make you chuckle but JESUS gives you joy that is your strength. While Santa puts gifts under your tree JESUS became our gift and died on the tree. It's obvious there is really no comparison. We need to remember WHAT Christmas is all about. We need to put Christ back in Christmas, Jesus is still the reason for the season. May the Lord Bless and Watch over you and your loved ones this Christmas 2010 And may He prosper and bless the work December 21, 2010 Mt. Pulaski Times - 2 Thank You From Mt Pulaski Community Pride We thank the families that brought their children to visit Santa. We would also like to thank Wally Kautz, Shaun Tyson, Chuck McCue and especially Santa for making our event a success. New Contributors to 175th Anniversary Celebration 175 Club - Mt. Pulaski Rotary Club Business - Abraham Lincoln level: Ag-' Land E S. Business - Jabez Capps level: Elkhart Grain,and Cross Brothers, Inc. Letter from Jesus about Christmas - From Pat Straumann It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. How I personally feel about this cel- ebration,can Probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don't care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth, just GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER. Now, having said that let Me go on. If it bothes you that the town in which you live doesn't allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santos and snowmen and Iut in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn. If all My followers did that there Wouldn't be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town. Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees, you can remember Me any- time you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching, explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks was. If you have forgotten that one, look up John15:1 -8. If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish 'list. Choose something from it.- 1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are ter- ribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time. 2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don't have to know them personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them. 3. Instead of writing the President com- plaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this year, why don't you write and tell him that you'll be praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up... It will be nice hearing from you again. 4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can't afford and they don't need, spend time with them. Tell them the s;rory of My birth, and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them. 5 Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her. 6. Did you know .that someone in your town would attempt to take their own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Since you don't know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile; it could make the difference.' 7, Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they aren't allowed to wish you a "Merry Christmas" that doesn't keep you from wishing them one. Then stop shopping there on Sunday. If the store didn't make so much money on that day they'd close and let thiir employees spend the day at home with their families 8. If you really want to make a differ- e nce, support a missionary-- especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name. 9.. Here's a good one. There are indi- viduals and whole families in your town who not only will have no "Christmas" tree, but also neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you don't know them, buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Salvation Army or some other charity, which believes in, Me and they will, make the delivery for you. 10. Finally, if you want to make a state- ment about your belief in and loyalty to Me, t.hen behave like a Christian. Don't do things in secret that you wouldn't do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine. Don't forget; I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do what I have told you to do. I'll take care of all the rest. Check out the list above and get to work; time is short. I'll help you, but the ball is now in your court. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember of your hands in the New' Year. I LOVE YOU, JESUS Private Home Care of Central Illinois Caregivers Needed ,CNAs / LPNs... We have local care giving positions Call Kathryn Hubbert 217-602-0144 or , Cell 217-370-1482 We Provide Elderly Care & Physical Therapy Care Medication Management Diabetic Care Transportation Services Home Et Office Cleaning 2 To 24-hour Care Contact Private Home Care 217-602-0144 Cell 217-370-1482