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MA'FI'HEW McCUE, son of Dan and Katy McCue, Mahomet, graduated on Dec. 14, 2013 from ISU with a double major in political science and busi- ness. While at ISU, he was a Presidential Scholar, studied a semester in Sweden, and earned department honors in both major fields. He was also a Resident Advisor in the ISU residence halls. Matthew plans to attend law school in the fall. Bob and Cheryl McCue of Mt. Pulaski are his grandparents. THE ILLINOIS TERMINAL RAIL- ROAD - Illinois Traction Soci- ety now has its 2014 monthly wall calendar available. The color calendar is 14 pages of scenes of Illinois terminal oper- ations with each month featur- ing holidays, almanac data, moon phases, Illinois terminal historic events, and a variety of Illinois terminal advertising slogans - logos. Dedicated to the preservation of Illinois Ter- minal Railroad History... the calendar is $14 postpaid. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit society. To order a calendar or calendars, make your check or money order payable to the Illi- nois Traction Society and mail to - Dale Jenkins, 264 Victoria Ave., Decatur, IL 62522. Very few people will be impressed by how long you can talk. NEWS&NOTES 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. OUR WEATHER 2013 - The official National Weather Ser- vice rainfall-snow for the Mt. Pulaski Observation Location for December was a total of 1.69" with total snow of 6.6". By Day - " Moisture Snow 12-9 .06" 12-9 0.4" 12-14.46" 12-144.7" 12-15.15" 12-15 1.3" 12-17.08" 12-16 0.2" 12-20.04" 12-17 1" 12-21.21" TOTAL 6.6" 12-22.69" TOTAL 1.69" Average of 5"-6" snow on the ground Dec. 14-19. Glaze on Dec. 21 and 29. Fog on Dec. 3 and 4. FOR 2013 - total moisture was 28.17". Snowfall was 24". The first commercial flight in more than 50 years from Key West, Florida to Cuba was made in Dec. 2013, LOGAN COUNTY CLERK, Sally J. Litterly advised that individuals physically unable to register to vote, change their voter registra- tion or that have recently moved into nursing facilities may receive assistance by contacting her office. All Logan County Nursing Homes have mail-in registration forms available or one can be obtained by calling her office. Registration may also be completed at the Driver's License Facility when receiving services, at local state departments, with a local deputy registrar and are available for download at the County Clerk Website at www.co.logan.il.us/ county_clerk. Application for absentee ballot is also available for the March 18, 2014 Primary. One may make application for a ballot for the March partisan primary by calling the office of the County Clerk at (217)732-4148, writing to 601 Broadway Street, Room 20, Lin- coln, IL 62656 or downloading a form on the Clerk's website. No application will be processed until the first day of absentee on Feb- ruary 6, 2014. Litterly advised that this election is a partisan election in which certified political parties choose or nominate candidates to repre- sent them in the November General Election. When a voter casts a ballot in this election, he or she will be asked at the polls (or by absentee application) if they would like to receive a Republican or Democratic ballot. The voter must choose one or the other party. Litterly wants to stress to voters that this election requires voters to choose a party when voting, as it is a partisan Primary Elec- tion. "Some voters are offended when the Election Judge asks for their party preference, but please understand that is the duty of the election judge and the reason for this election - to choose people from your party to run in the General Election", Litterly stated. "Although your choice of party is not private, your ballot always is". Some of the offices up for nomination in this election are County Clerk, Treasurer, Sheriff, County Board, Regional Superintendent of Schools, Governor, Secretary of State, Comptroller, and Trea- surer, ff you have any questions about voting requirements or voting eligibility, please contact the Office of the County Clerk at (217)732-4148 or by emailing our elections department at sfitzpat- rick@co.logan.il.us or tmoore@co.logan.il.us. I11 o la P 1o o o I,-i Second Planning Meeting Friday, February 7 7 P.M. At The Lake Fork Community Center FINAL Planning Meeting Friday, March 7 7 P.M. At The Lake Fork Community Center All consignments to be on sale bill must be in by this meeting. NOTICE TO THE ELDERLY AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES FOR THE MARCH 18, 2014 GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION Citizens who cannot leave their home or nursing home because of permanent disability and are not registered to vote may arrange for voter registration by contacting the Office of the Logan County Clerk. Upon request, a list of Deputy Registrars will be given to any person unable to come in to the Office of the County Clerk for registration. Mail-in registration forms are also available at nursing home facilities. Any qualified registrant may register to vote at the Office of the Logan County Clerk located in Room 20 of the Logan County Court- house, Lincoln, Illinois Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Two forms of identification are required to register; one must dis- play your current address. The last day to register to vote for the Gen- eral Primary Election is February 18, 2014 (with the exception of grace pedod registration and transfer of registration beginning February 19 and ending March 15, 2014 in the Office of the Logan County Clerk). All polling places in Logan County are accessible to persons with disabilities. Voting aids or assistance in marking the ballot is available if needed,. If you are physically unable to vote at your polling place on Election Day you may vote Absentee. An excuse is no longer needed to vote Absentee. Absentee voting in person and by mail will be avail- able in the Office of the Logan County Clerk on February 6th. The last day an Absentee Ballot may be mailed from the Office of the County Clerk is March 13, 2014. The last day to vote in person Absentee in the Office of the Logan County Clerk is Monday, March 17, 2014. Contact th Office of the County Clerk to receive further Absentee information. For information concerning absentee voting, voter registration, or voting for the elderly or disabled, please contact the Office of the Logan County Clerk at (217) 732-4148. Is/Sally J. Litterly, Logan County Clerk Scientists say last year's ava- lanche in Utah was the largest in modern North American h!story. Babe Ruth is the most forged sig- nature in sports. Mt. Pulaski Times USPS No. 365-660 is published semi-monthly (twenty-four times-issues) per year by Michael Lakin, 311 S. Washington St., Mt. Pulaski, Illinois 62548. Business and Editorial Offices: Accounting and Circulation Offices: Michael Lakin, 311 S. Washington St., Mt. Pulaski, Illinois 62548. Call 217-792-5557 to subscribe. Periodical Postage is paid at Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Mt. Pulaski Times, C/O Michael Lakin, P O Box 114 - 311 S. Washington Mt. Pulaski, Illinois 62548 The 41 st Lake Fork Auction is Saturday March 29 ALL AUCTION MERCHANDISE MUST BE BOOKED IN BY 7:30 AM SAT. 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