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O O w O Im .n to o .p. WANETA STEPHENS reported the return of a whitetail squir- rel to her yard. She hadn't seen one of the unique residents for some time, but there 'one was just before New Years. DOCTOR MASON was not deterred by the Jan. 2 snow- fall - he was on his bicycle and making his way as always. SOUP & CHILl SUPPER - 4:00pm - 7:00pm Saturday January 25 at Mount Pulaski First United Methodist Church. By donation - enjoy Beef Veg- etable Soup & Chili, Grilled Cheese & Hot Dogs, and Drinks & Desserts. Carryout available. Proceeds go to the Youth Group and to the Church Camp Fund. THANK YOU to the citizens of Mt Pulaski for your generos- ity in helping those impacted by the devastating tornado that hit Washington, IL on Nov. 17. Your gifts totaling $335 have been used by our employ- ees who sustained extensive damage to their homes. Our Employee Relations Committee distributed the funds to those most affected. Thanking you for standing with us in our time of need. Stacy Brenton, Administrator, Washington Christian Village, Washington, IL . NEWS(00NOTES School District- Tax Levy Approved and Tech Update By Mike Lakin Tax Levy - Board approved the school district Tax Levy. Tax rate remains the same. It is expected the residential tax valuation will see a 3% increase; farmland tax valuation will see 10% increase. Mr. Copley and Mrs. Koehler gave presentations on the use of iPads for classroom presentations. Both said it has been a valu- able teaching tool. While some district teachers have not embraced iPads, others have been learning the fundamentals. Mr. Copley explained that when all students are using iPads the classroom teacher would know what level all students in the classroom are working at. Mr. Copley characterized iPads as a 'shift" in information presenta- tion. Mrs. Koehler's presentation said iPads is a technology that actively engages students, making for a productive classroom environment. Interesting educational note, Mrs. Koehler in response to a ques- tion, said today's students do tend to write "using texting word- ing". To counter this tendency she uses handwritten papers to as a solution to "introduce" word structure. In Other Business - Supt. Todd Hamm said the district has negotiated an interest rate with The Farmers Bank - he thanked Mr. Voile for the work done by the bank. Roofing work at the grade school will cost $15 per square foot - estimated total $727,000. The 3-year project will use the 1% sales tax. District is still maintaining the sales tax balance. The board approved staff seniority fist. Next meeting is 7pm Monday January 20. Do You Know Who You Can Trust? It's a hard choice in today's financial marketplace. With so many banks and other financial What's the solution? Placing your trust in A Real Community Bank solves that problem. Because only banks qualified companies trying to get your business, it's hard to know who really has your best interest at heart. to display this banking seal of approval are dedicated to hometown values and hometown commitment. As A Real Community Bank, we're committed to the community Where we live and work. Committed to making all our decisions locally and remaining focused on the needs of our customers and community. LYNN. FREER came on a "perfect" composition photo at a crossing in town. Come visit and tell us how we can serve you. THE FARMERS B A N K 130 S. Washington St.- Mt Pulaski 792.5211 wwwfarm-bank.com