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are said to be with the ends out. Are you in a Istatement and ques- not only to but to every no matter what way one can his answer to is by a check- and his and enthusiasm are desperately in slow business periods. fred the retailer time, you will find doing the same business rea- indecision is the the bet- will find them- cannot make forges fetters Opportunity regret into his can afford to sit dormant. one does, he and the picture. these three in- the ant and has the reputa- industrious to organize Is another busy use of fine gather his store has only that many fo/ks Pattern after- much despised insect its work. it mUch better than .a long face when tt a little slow, tae minor incon- on page 20) ACCIDENT ON 121 accident occurred 30 p.m. "Thursday, a former Decatur was killed when his pickup went control and overturned 121, a mile east of identified by Coro- G. Thompson as Walker, 44, of Peoria of Decatur. Coroner said the truck was at the time of the and that Walker was returning to his is survived by his was taken to the & Wikoff Funeral, Decatur. An inquest NOVEMBER I-LAST DAY TO REAPPLY FOR TAX EXEMPTION Applications for the $1,500 Homestead Exemp- tion as provided for in House Bill 2617 are now being processed in the Su- pervisor of Assessment's of- fice located in Room 21 on the Second Floor of the Logan County Court House. The new homestead ex- emption law, adopted under the authority of the new 6onstitution of t970 provides for a homestead exemption limited to a $1,500 maximum reduc- tion from the value, as equalized by the Depart- ment of Local Government Affairs, of real 'property which is occupied as a resi- dence by a person 65 years of age or older on January 1, 1971 who is liable for paying real estate taxes on the property and who, by written instrument, can es- tablish the following own- ership or legal or equitable interest as of January 1, 1971, in said real property which is the subject of the homestead exemption: (a) An owner of rec- ord of the real property as a joint tenant or tenant in common with any other person or persons. (b) An owner of rec- ord of the real property, as for example, the owner of an undivided V2 interest in the real property or an undivided  interest there- in. (c) Purchaser under a contract for deed. ject of the homestead ex- emption. As a consequence if there are two or more owners of record in the real property both of whom are over 65 years of age as of January 1, 1971, and both of whom occupy the real property as a residence, the homestead exemption continues to be limited to a $1,500 maximum reduc- tion from tlie value as equalized by the Depart- ment of the said real prop- erty. The homestead exemp- tion law will apply to an apartment building, a rooming house, or a build- ing which consists of a store and one or two or more apartments, if the ap- plicant occupies such real property as a residence and the otlaer eligibility re- quirements of House Bill 2617 are met. Since this bill was signed into law by the Governor on July 13, 1971, the De- partment advises that it is necessary that new applica- tions be completed and signed after that date. Therefore. it will be neces- sary for all residents of Logan County who are still eligible for the homestead exemption to reapply even though they had previously signed for said exemption In order that sufficient time be given for the tax- payer to complete the ne- cessary forms, the Board of Review has set Monday, November 1st as the last MOUNT PULASKI, ILLINOIS V, OL. 69 THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1971 NO. 2 Ice Cream Sociol Local 6irlsln Logan Kalhleen A.Leflerly At LathamSaturday County Fair Queen Became Bride Of Latham Volunteer Fire- men's Annual Ice Cream Social will be Saturday, July 31st, starting at 5:00 p.m. Tickets for several merchant prizes will be given with purchase of ice cream and cake or sand- wiches and will be given away during the evening and before Big Prize draw- ing at 9:00 p.m. Entertainment, starting at 7:30 p.m., will be the Norm Helton and his band, The Crystal Kiicks of Mt. Pulaski and the Major Fam- ily from Warrensburg. The five major prizes to be given away are 5000 B. T. U. Air Conditioner, Deluxe Rotisserie Broiler, Underwood Portable Type- writer, Huffy Bicycle, and Cutlery Knife Set. Tickets for these can be purchased from any fire- man and at the ice cream social. Winner need not be present for major prizes. i am an optimist. It does Contest Three Mt. Pulaski girls were among the ten fina- lists in the Logan County Fair queen contest judging held Wednesday, July 21, at the Lincoln Community Center. They were Debra Lynn May, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert May, Linda Jackson; 17, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Jackson and Mary Ruth Faith, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Faith. For the,first time, amiss Congeniality award was given with the honor going to Miss Debra May. She received a trophy donated by Gerald Carter of Coun- try Companies. The final judging was held Wednesday July 28 at a dinner at the Holiday Inn. The queen and her court will not be announc- ed until Aug. 7 at the Fair. Judges for the contest were Mrs. Viola Suits, Mrs. Jeanne Boosinger, Spring- field, and David Boyd of Bruno Tondello, Jr. Kathieen Ann Letterly became the bride of Bruno Tondeilo, Jr., on Friday evening, July 23, 1971, at St. Thomas Aquinas Cath- olic Church in Mt. Pulaski, Ill. The couple's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Letterly of Latham, Ill. and Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Ton- dello, Sr. of Nokomis, Ill. The bride, a graduate of" Warrensburg- Latham High School, is employed at the Girl Scout Office in Decatur. Mr. Tondello is a graduate of Nokomis High and is in the Armed Forces. The bride wore a floor length gown of white satin and lace, fashioned with an empire waistline, accent- ed with a narrow satin band bow. The bodice, long sleeves and train were of Chantilly lace, the neck- line and train were edged with scalloped lace, pearls trimming the modified A- line skirt. She carried a white Bible with white dai- sies. (d) Owner of benefi- cial interest in a revocable or non-revocable land trust. (e) Owner of a life estate or life interest in the property. The new law specifically provides that the home- stead exemption shall not apply with respect to a leasehold interest. In applying the new law, the homestead exemption is limited to a $1,500 maxi- mum reduction from the value as equalized by the Department of the real property which is the sub- day that applications may not seem too much use be made for the exemption being anything else. for the year 1971. -Winston Churchill Hove You Forgoflen ? Have you forgotten to buy your tickets for the Chicken Fry to be held Sat., July 31 from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the United Methodist Church Fellow- ship Hall? If so, there is still time! Proceeds will go for be- nevolence causes. You will enjoy a delicious dinner and an evening out among your friends and neigh- bors. Tickets may still be pur- chased from Andrew Wig- gers, ticket chairman, or Everett Streenz or Ken Johnson, chairmen of the dinner. ! Lewiston. RAINFA[L The rainfall in this area for'the month of July has been reported between seven and ten inches. We have been having some very cool weather, which is un- usual for tl'Js time of year. The fermers report the crops are looking very good due to the recent rainfall. iii: ? The attendants wore i- dentically styled gowns of floral dotted sheer in mint green and orchid. Each gown feitured puffed sleeves and empire waist- line that continued into a full length gathered skirt, with ribbon trim at the waistline., forming a bow and streamers down the front. Mrs. Lloyd Little was matron of honor for her sister, Mrs. Mack Jerkatis, another sister, and Chris- tine Tondello, the groom's sister, were bridesmaids. The best man was Lloyd Little with groomsmen, Ron Letterly and Ken Cro- sier. Ushers were Gary Hul- bert and Rick Bowery. The reception was held in the basement of the church. Carol Gieseke was the guest registrar. Mrs. Ron Letterly, Mrs. Ken Crosier, and Mrs. Harold Catlin were at the serving table. Taking care of the gift table was Kathy Gulrey and Donna Stiles. The Chicago Motor Club AAA reminds drivers that a safe interval must always be maintained between cars. A spring shower may make it impossible for a motorist who is trailing too close to stop in time. Left photo showing cab of truck after it was righted. Center depicts top of sheared off camper and photo at right shows skid marks ,left by truck as it went out of control.