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CHORUSTO SPRING CONCERT Day In Mt. May 22 Legion Post Legion Auxil- Unit 447 sets May 21st and me for Poppy year is "Rays Reach 22nd, all to wear a Poppy. As most know, once each observe Poppy a voluntary tnoute and disabled service- one of these a member of the Auxiliary or 'volunteer, we aid the of the past wars dead. grew in the battle- and Belgium servicemen have world wars. In the First poppy came to as nature's tribute and it was soon American Legion memorial will even than the bloomed on the Europe. These you will be made in hos- where the - still exists. The urans who make f7 able to gain a om their work - gives many to and their offers them a IongPmtime with which hours in the he. who offer the public - unlike - receive for their work. their contribution honors the assisting the dropped into in exchange directly to the American Legion are used for veterans, their families of de. the character usof Poppy Day, wish to ignore am sure all of us it a privilege to aRin this year on MAY 21ST and Harry Van Hook to Customers of on you! The big writers use on I(X)% of their in Illinois have .100% zip code !! can do it too! all fst class Mt. Pulaski on 15, 1971. 90% code in the l(ETc to go. 10%? m the delivery m your return not know a zip ',he post office at we will give you The Junior High Chorus of Mt. Pulaski, will present a Spring Concert in the Grade School gym, April 30, 1971, at 8:00 p.m. This program will consist of selections from Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" under the direction of Mrs. Joan C. Ritchhart and ac- companied by Miss Theresa Lee. It will be presented with nar- ration and costuming with the following cast: Maria - Debbie Sams Mother Abbess - Stephanie Barry Nuns. Betty Kurtz, Julie Dittus Captain 'Con Trapp - Dale Helton Leisl- Kathy Brooker Rolf- George'Beckers Von Trapp Children - Kim Manes, Julie Howe, Penni Streenz, Pat Eike, Scott Spear, and David Kaesebier Narrator - David Dormelly VOTING LIGHT IN TUESDAY'S ELECTION FOR ALDERMEN Results of the election held Tuesday, April 20 for Alderman in the three Wards are as follows: In Ward l, Robert S. Keck received 28 votes, making him the Alderman for the coming term of office. Mrs. Robert S. Keck, a write-in, received 2 votes and Tom Ohler, also a write-in, received 2 votes. There was one spoiled ballot. G. Harold Hubbard carried Ward 2 with 87 votes, Waneta Milner received 39, Everett Streenz received 16 votes and 11 ballots were spoiled. " In Ward 3, Charles E. Holmes, Sr., who was uncontested, re- ceived 47 votes. SoftbaU Leaoue To To Be 000gan00ed There will be a meeting at the Tomlinson Recreation Center, Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m. to organize a softball league for the summer. Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Any men of the area who are interested in playing ball are urged to attend the meeting. You may also call or contact Bill Shanle for more informa- tion. WHAT ABE YOU DOING FOR EMU'H WEEK? April 18th thrU April 24th has been declared as Earth Week in the United States and every man, woman and child is being asked to do something to help clean up his environment and make our country a cleaner, healthier place in which to live. Mount Pulaski residents take great pride in their town and we do have one of the cleanest small cities in the country - but if we all look around, we can find something to improve and clean up. Let's pick up every bit of litter and trash in our own yards and clean up the vacant lots of trash and weeds. if we all help to make a CLEAN SWEEP of our town and rid it of all litter and trash we can all have a hand in making our contribution toward the na- tional EARTH WEEK move-. ment. We do a lot of talking about improving our environment and this is our chance to help do something about it. VOL. 68 PAUL It00smmcr DIED IN KANSAS Paul W.Meyers, 56, of Coffey- ville, Kansas, died at 4 p.m. Fri- day, April 16 at th(: Coffeyville Hospital where he had been a patient nine days. Mr. Meyers was a masseur in Mt. Pulaski for 26 years, coming to Mt. Pulaski from Chicago in 1940. In 1966 he went to Coffey- ville, Kansas where he was affili- ated with thelndependent Oil Leasing and Pumping Business. Mr. Meyers was married to Hazel Vandevender. June 18, 1945 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, She passed away August 3, 1970. He is survived by one son, Paul, of Mt. Pulaski. Visitation for Mr. Meyers was Tuesday evening at the Schahl Funeral Home. The Rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Funeral services for Paul W. Meyers were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 1971 at the St. Thomas Aquinas Church, with Father Eugene Kane offi- ciating Pallbearers were: John Zum- stein, Ray T. Zumstein, Ed Tendick, Don Wilham, Robert Downing and George Bigelow. Interment was in the Mr. Pulaski Cemetery. RICHARD HANEY GUEST AT NHS00 Mr. Richard Haney, the As- sistant Superintendent, Depart- ment of Elementary and Second- ary Education of the Office of the Superintendent of Public In- struction, will speak to the Mt. Pulaski High School National Honor Society and the high school Board at 8:00 p.m. sharp in the high school's old gym on Monday, April 26, 1971. The public is invited and urged to come and listen to Mr. Haney speak. Come and bring your questions! I THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1971 NO. 40 l Tragic Accident Near Chestnut Claims Lives Of Two Area Residents OayliKht SavinKs Starts Sunday; Set Clock Ahead Daylight Savings Time goes into effect this Sunday, April 25th, so be sure you turn all your clocks AHEAD one hour before going to bed on Saturday night, April 24tlL ATHLETIC BANQUET APRIL 29 AT GRADE SCHOOL The Annual Mt. Pulaski Cons- Grade School Athletic Banquet will be held Thursday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Grade School gym. Each family is asked to bring meat, dish to pass, dessert and own table service. Drinks will be furnished. Public isvit- ed to attend. 1966 Clau Reunion Plsnned For July Plans for the 5th year re- union of the MPTHS Class of 1966 are now in process. July 24th has been chosen for the reunion. More details will be given in the near future. Please try to keep this date open in order to attend. A Chestnut Grade School bes driven by Dick Parks and an auto driven by Mrs. Sharon Chapman collided at the intersection of the Chestervale Road--3 miles East of Rt. 121 near the Roy Clements farm early Wednesday morning, resulting in fatal injur- ies for two Chestnut area per- sons. Four were hospitalized at ALM Hospital In Lincoln and 12 children were treated and re- leased. No Mt. Pulaski High School students were involved. Mrs. Sharon Chapman, 28, of Chestnut, and Gregory Michael Leimbach, 18, of rural Chestnut, were dead on arrival at AIM Ho pital. Admitted to ALM hospital are Dick Parks, 35; Rhonda Carlin, 14; Robert Hickey, 5; and Jo Ellen Donnan, 7, all of Chestnut. Treated at the hospital were Eric Steininger, 10; Greg Stein- inger, 13; Lisa Carlin, 10; Valerie Leimbach, 11; and Chuck Don- nan, 5, all of Chestnut; Cathy Clements, 9; Jeff Clements, 1 I; and Jerry Clements, 5, all of Beason; and Gene Donnan, 13; Mark Carlin, 8; Maureen Parks, 9; and John Bell, 6, all of Chest- nut. Chief Deputy Robert Schaeht, Deputy Dick Clampet and Cor- oner John Barry investigated with assistance from state and city officers. Services for Gregory Michael Leimbach will be at 2 p.m., Fri- day at the Chestnut Zion Luth- eran Church with the Rev. D. E. Kirclmer officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pulaski Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Hob land and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The casket will be taken to the church at noon Friday. The deceased was born in Lin- coln, Jan. 28, 1958, a son of Darrell and Carol (Hembre&er) Leimbach. Surviving are his par- ents; a sister, Valerie, at home, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Hembreiker of Lincoln and Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Leirn- bach of rural Lincoln. Also mr- viving are these great-grandpar. ents, Otto Hembreiker, Mrs. Julia Leimbach, and Harry Koester, all of Lincoln. The deceased attended the Chestnut Zion Lutheran Church and was a member of the confir- mation class; A seventh grade pupil at Chestnut school and ac- tive in the school sports pro- gram, he was a member of Chest- nut Boy Scout Troop 125. Arrangements for funeral ser- vices for Mrs. Chapman, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hughes of Chestnut, are incomplete at Dawson-Wikcoff Funeral Home in Decatur. ' Demolished auto of Mrs. Sharon Chapman which was involved in the Chestnut Grade School Bus accident.