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The number of people 55 and older that are hanging on to their jobs is on track to reach a record 28 Million this year. French authorities have seized 354 fake Faberge eggs. Marijuana use by teens is up but teen alcohol use is down and teens prefer smok- ing marijuana over cigarettes. A report says the world&apos;s five biggest airlines are all from Asia and Latin Amer- ica. "Jeopardyl" will have a show that pits contestants against a computer. A woman is suing Capital One for a credit card bill of $286 Million. She iclaims they used "terroristic" debt collection meth- ods. Lincoln Logan/May Enterprise Insurance Agency Becky x;011e Agent Office 217-732-4642 Home 217-792-3714 Farm - Home - Auto - Commercial Auto-Owners Progressive Pekin Insurance Grinnell Mutual Frontier Mutual IMT Sprlska Great Anaerican 305-A Decatur St. - P. O. Box 860 - Lincoln, IL 62656 Sgt Gunnie Shane James Porter - Presidential Squadron Former Mt. Pulaskian Serves With Marine Helicopter Squadron- 1 (HMX- 1) Nighthawks By Mike Lakin Leo & Janis Ryan are rightly proud of their son's service in the Marines Espe- cially since 2008 when Shane was pro- z3-oz Rib Eye Dinner Whole Catfish Every Friday Night Catfish Baked Potato Salad Take Out Available Tbe Lite Company 002-3335 Have power when the power goes out with our Guardian Standby Generators When the power goes out.., and it wilL.. You can depend on our Guardian Standby Generators for automatic back-up power Fully Automatic 24/7 Protection Permanent Better Than Portables Dave Bassett - John Wyss 105 E. Jefferson St. - Mt. Pulaski lic. #058-12-1898 792-5593 moted to the HMX-I Presidential Squad- ron. Officially referred to as Marine Helicopter Squadron-1 (HMX-1); it is the only organization responsible for direct helicopter support of the White House. It is the sole helicopter transport squadron for the President of the United States. When the President is aboard, the Marine helicopter uses the call sign "Marine One." In addition to its VIP transport role, it is also tasked with operational test and evaluation of new flight systems for Marine Corps heli- copters. Nicknamed "The Nighthawks," they are headquartered at Marine Corps Air Facility Q,antico, Virginia, and maintain de<a:!nents at Naval Support Facility Anacostia in Washington DC. and Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facil- ity in Maryland. In addition to flying the VH-3D "Sea King" and the VH-60N "White Hawk," HMX-I also operates the CH-46E "Sea Knight" and the CH-53 "Super Stal- lioi '" " Ryan fnmily moved to M! I:'.:< ,ien Shane was eleven. He played basketball on the Toppers' JV and Varsity teams. Graduating from high school in May 1996 - he joined the Marines that Sept. He joined the flight crew and trained as an engineer. Shane was promoted to Gunnie in 2007. Before being assigned to the Presiden- tial Squadron, Shane was a S.E.R.E. School survivor instructor. S.E.R.E is an acronym for Survive, Evade, Resist, and Extract training. Shane was an instructor at the Marine S.E.R.E. for four years. Shane has been awarded the Navy - Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Air Medal - Commendation for the Navy a - Marine Corps. Shane and his wife - Cassandra Lyn !7!: have two daughters - Isabella Christine and Adrianna Zorene. Grandma Janis notes they are wonderful girls. When asked to comaent on her son, Janis said, "I am so proud of him." Lee and Janis added, "We thank him for his service and sacrifice. It makes us very hopeful for our country and our future.., knowing that Shane represents the hardworking, disciplined, and can-do attitude of the next generation. " Lee and Janis ask everyone to "say a prayer for all of our service men and women - so they can come home safe." Sgt. Jacob Deavers Helped the Elves Sergeant Jacob Deavers from Maroa helped Mt. Pulaski Junior High students (eighth-grade student council members) shop for the "Mt. Pulaski House" one of the apartments, condos and small houses in Decatur to be used for housing home- less veterans. The shopping was done at Johnson's Food Center and the Dollar General in Mt. Pulaski. Sergeant Deavers had just returned from a tour of duty with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. When the students learned of his recent service, they enthusiastically responded with applause, high-fives, and handshakes at Johnson's. Evan Cyrulik Made Winning Guess " " the INB family as we thank... Senior Teller Harriet joined the bank as a teller in August 1979, and will embark on a much-deserved retirement after more than 31 years of service to the people in Mt. Pulagki. Rich Logan Vice President Rich came out of his "first retirement" to serve as our loan officer in Mt. Pulaski two years ago. Rich has a long history in banking, andwe wish him well in what may be his Urinal" retirement. Best wishes and thank you both /'or your service and dedication. Illinois National ]kmk 205 E. Jefferson, Mt. Pulaski, IL 217-792-3216 Member FDIC We Make Banking Easy. Choose INB. www.illinoisnationalbank.com Visit our website for a complete list of branch and ATM locations. Evan Cyrulik made the winning guess of "How Much Money In The Jar". Spon- sored by the City of Mt. Pulaski, Children ten or younger make their guess the night Santa Claus comes to town. Evan's guess won the $24.32. Mt. Pulaski - Zion Lutheran Crusader's competed against Taylorville Christian Visionway Warrior's Zion 8th grade was able to seal the game with 3 seconds left on the clock. Brandon Hickey Stepped up to the char- ity strip and made both his flee throws for a 38-33 victory. Brandon finished the game with 12 points and went 4-5 on flee throws. Mat- thew Amidon had a double double 19 points and 14 rebounds tbr the Crusad- ers. Kurtis Hoock chipped in 4 points and Lukas Aylesworth added 3 points. Zion Lutheran Crusader's 6th grade was led by Lukas Aylesworth with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Austin Krueger provided I1 points. Noah Funk had 3 points. Mitchell Hagenbuch added 2. Zion was victorious with a final score of 35-20 over Taylorville Christian Visionway Warrior's. Article from Zion Lutheran School December 21, 2010 Mt. Pulaski Times - 6 County Board Sees Changes Around the Table John Stewart, Gloria Luster, and Terry Werth did not seek new terms in the recent election. John represented this area and Gloria is a former Mt. Pulaski resident. Terry Werth, another long term board member, decided to hang up his hat - so to speak. At 9 a.m. on Dec. 6, John Stewart's .replacement - Andrew Meister of Mt. Pulaski - took his seat as District 3 repre- sentative joining Rick Aylesworth. Rick has two-years remaining in his current term. Scholarship Opportunity for Vondedieth Living Center Employees A $500 educational scholarship is available annually for any Vonderlieth Living Center employee who has worked full time, or part time, at the facility for at least 6 months. It can be used for any educational class the employee chooses.., technical, pro- fessional, vocational, artistic, etc. The fund was started by friends and family of E. D. Oglesby but continues to grow through generous donations by commu- nity members wishing to thank the won- derful caring employees of Vonderlieth Living Center. The scho.larship fund is managed by Sangamon County Community Foun- dation (SCCF) and applications can be accessed through their website at www.sccf.us. Applications for the 2011 fall semester will be available on-line early January and must be completed and returned to SCCF by the due date (usually mid-March). If any Vonderlieth employee is think- ing about taking a class to further their education in any direction, or just for fun, please consider applying for this scholar- ship. Questions can be directed to SCCF on-line or by phone 217-789-4431 Topper Red Hatters On The Go... We couldn't have planned a better day to travel to Clinton to La Tea Da Tearoom after Sunday's abominable weather, than Tuesday, December 14th for our Christmas party and meeting. Several members gathered at noon to cel- ebrate the season of Christ's birth. The place was filled to the brim with Red Hat groups from around the area. Many spent time in the upstairs gift shop, probably finishing up shopping for Red Hat gift items to gift friends. A gift exchange was held after the luncheon, followed by a short meeting to schedule hostesses and luncheon dates for 2011. All of the gifts were well chosen and brought the usual o0h's and aah's from recipients. Meals were delicious and individual meal selections ran the gamut at our table. A favorite seemed to be chicken salad, soup of the day, and of course, an abundance of tantalizing desserts. Wait staff was excellent. You know how to tell? Coffee cups never empty because somebody is always there to fill them up again. Now, that's good service. Then, too, they are always delightful and happy to be of service. Co-hostesses Phyllis and Madonna used small china boxes with hinged lids for each place setting. They were filled with creamy after dinner mints. In our meeting, it was decided to enjoy our January meal and meeting at Buff's in Mr. Pulaski. This time it will be an evening meeting at 5:30 pro, on Tuesday, January 11, 2011. Co-hostesses will be Pat Straumann, telephone 792-5660, or Kathy Volle at 792-3259. Please call either to confirm reservations no later than January 9th. If plans can be final- ized before then, there will be a program of great interest to all ladies who attend. Any guest is welcome.., just call ahead of time to make reservations. Come join us. It's always fun...and there's no traveling out of town in Janu- ary. Come to your hometown restaurant. If you leave Buff's hungry, it's your own fault!!!!! Besides, the food is always great. Hope to see you there. Happy New Year 2011. Subnfitted by Pat Straumann Took credit AI-Qaeda of Yemen took credit for the thwarted terror attack via UPS packdges to Chicago. It's difficult to try these,terror- ists in U.S. courts. Last year a terrorist took a courthouse full of lawyers, hostage and threatened to release one an hour until all of their demands were met. (May need to read this one-more-time.) Interesting Statistic 98O,/o of Americans say 'oh &^/o$#@' before going in the ditch on a slippery road. The other 2% are from Illinois, Indi- ana, Michigan or Wisconsin, and they say, "Hold my beer and watch this."