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April Outing Nine members of the Pa.5-t Presidents of the Mt. Pulaski Woman's Club met at Buff's Restau- rant April 20. Charlotte McGee hosted the event. Phyllis Bryson presided over this meeting. We recognized nineti- eth birthdays for - Lois Schmidt (February 15) and Alice Davis (April 26). Members were given a special invitation to Maxine Downing's nine- tieth birthday celebration to be held May. 22 at the Family Life Center. Homemade croustades (made by Buff's) were enjoyed by all! Phyllis Bryson will serve as hostess on Wednesday May 18 at Buff's Restaurant. Submitted By - Alberta Reiterman At the 175'h celebration (4th of July weekend) a horseshoe tournament is planned. It will be at the park just south of the g˘'ade school. Call Steven Bailey 217-792-5363. After I get a list of names I will decide what kind of tournament I will have. Be it doubles or singles. Anyone from the'age of 8 to 80 or older can pitch. You will need to bring your own horse- shoes, if you have them. I have several pair but not enough for everyone if a lot of people sign up to pitch. Please call me if you think this is something you would like to do. Latham United Methodist Church Breakfast and lunch will be served (241 N. Walnut) will hold the saleThursday & Friday. Friday will be bis- Thursday May 12, Friday May 13 from cults & gravy, lunch items, and home- 8 to 4 both days, and Saturday May 14 made pie. Saturday the sale wraps up from 8 to 11. with buck a hag. Promotes Real Estate Industry & Private Property Rights at IAR Capitol Conference in Springfield Dana Hudson with Hometown Realty in Elkhart attended the lllinois Association of REALTORS@ (IAR) 35th Annual Capitol Conference. More than 500 Illinois REALTORS® convened in Springfield April 5 to discuss with state lawmakers issues affecting homeowners and the real estate industry. In addition to participating in briefings on important legislative and regulatory issues facing the industry, attendees visited personally with their lawmakers to discuss pending legislation on the Illinois Associa- tion of REALTORS® OAR) 2011 legislative agenda. Among the top priorities on the REALTOR® agenda are two bills that would grant Illi aois municipalities unnecessarily far-reaching authority when it comes to foreclosed and abandoned properties. IAR opposes House Bill 1109 which would give municipalities an unlimited, blanket grant of authority to pass any rules, regulations and fees as they see fit regarding a. vacant properD: Current state law already affords municipalities extraordi- nary powers to clean up and .secure abandoned properties and IAR believes this legislation offers none of those protections or limitations important to consumers and would create a patch- work oFlocal ordinances where there is now uni- formity. IAR also opposes House Bill 760 that would allow all munici- palities to establish a new entity called a Land Bank Authority. Under a Land Bank Authority, local governments could create a separate real estate corporation that may Construction & Remodeling Locally Owned / Fully Insured Kevin Hild'217-671-0200 Kevin did some work for us last year. We were impressed with his customer service. He also made sure his work was cleaned up at the end of each day. We look forward to working with him again in the future." Victor & Margaret Schrishuhn Mt Pulaski acquire, buy, sell, rent, hold, manage or develop any real estate within its jurisdiction. IAR does not believe that this isa proper role for local gov- ernments nor that Land Banks are a wise tool to deal with local foreclo- sure issues. "For rnos~ people, buyhtg a home is one of the bi&~est investmenls they wilt ever make and it's important that their property rights be protected attd that they stay informed about issues affecting them, especially additional fees and restric- tions. The IAR Capitol Conference is an opportunity for lllinois REALTORS~) to play a role in influenc- ing legislation important to property owners and making sure their voices are heard, " Hudson said. Another bill that REALTORS® were speaking about is House Bill 1323, which would allow all municipalities to license and regulate all businesses. The leg- islation flies in the face of state license laws that ensure a single statewide standard. The bill would also allow all municipali- ties to enact landlord and rental property licensing without any limitations, a move that could be detri- mental to consumers. One of the bills IAR is supporting this spring is Senate Bill 1230 which expands to Cook County ;the new provision in the Property Tax Code (advocated for by IAR) that require boards of review to consider tbre- closures and short sales of comparable properties when revising and cor- recting assessments. IAR also supports Senate Bill 1804 prohibiting a deed restriction or covenant to waive, prohibit or restrict a right to object, oppose ot challenge a Special Service Area. Did You Know - One in three renters in Chicago are spending more than half their income on rent and utilities. Odd Fellow Heritage Affordal le Housing for qualified people Buffalo - Williamsville . Illiopolis ' For Information ealh 217-364-4828 or 2a7'34a-6453 Retired Teachers Met Members of the DeWitt-Logan Retired Teachers Association met April 13 at Bonanza in Lincoln. Jan Dickerson gave a program and led the group in exercises for "Fitness Balance". Bob Pinkerton and Roger Hampton gave important information affecting retired teachers. Norma Nichols of Maroa was-nominated as DeWitt-Logan Retired Teachers' unit honoree at the IRTA State Conference. Next meeting: United Methodist Church, Clinton Wednesday, June 8. - Marianna Lessen hearing loss may sound I,Re... Free Trial... No Feedback... No background noise... Improve the qeality of life for you and those around youl Brin in tNs ad,for a four pack of batteries! Battery Testers $19 Eargene $9 (Helps relieve itching!) Dri-Aid Humidifiers (A must for the hot ummor humidily! ) THE HEARING AID CENTER 1201 Woodlawn Rd - Lincoln 217-735-3573 HOURS 888-459-4499 9 to 3 Celebrating 25 Years of Friendly Service/ • May 7, 2011 Mt. Pulaski Times 13