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5 @ 9 ha O OI Celebrating 90th Birthday Rosalie Howe will celebrate her 90 Birthday with family and friends at an open house at the Latham firehouse between 2pm and 4pm Saturday December 12. She was born December 18, 1925 in McDonough County. She married W. J. Roethe July 4, 1944. He passed away in 1972. On October of 1986 she married Everett Howe, now deceased. She is the mother of Kathy Holdrnan (Ron, deceased) and Roger Roethe, deceased. She has a daughter-in-law, Connie Roethe-Smith, and three stepchildren, Donna Altherr, Linda Roberts, and Randy Howe. She has 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Rosalie requests no gifts. If you are unable to attend and would like to send a card, her address is Box 87, Latham, IL 62543. Topper Ladies: Out &About... Our group dined at Lincoln's Blue Dog Tuesday, November 17, which proved to be a very cold and windy day. Blue Dog's luncheon menu is always tasty, and reasonably priced. They usually feature several daily specials. I tried the excellent chicken salad, with cranberries, on a croissant and a side cranberry salad. Delicious. A meat loaf dinner was another sl ecial and several of the ladies enjoyed that. All in all, the variety of dishes ordered made one's mouth water! Sev- eral enjoyed the enticing desserts they offer. After dining, we sat and visited for a while over coffee. Walt staff is efficient and courteous. Phyllis Edwards and Ruth Barry served as co-host- esses. Each individual attending received a small chocolate turkey, which, I'm sure, contained no calories! Ha. The centerpiece for the table was a lovely, large arrange- ment of a pilgrim couple standing over a bountiful supply of harvest gatherings. Patsy Garlits was the lucky lady who took it home. Our December meeting will be lpm Tuesday, December 15 at Clinton's La Tea Da Tearoom. Please bring a $10 gift for the gift exchange. Co-hostesses are Phyllis Hawk and Madonna Boyle. Remem- ber to call either one of them to confirm your reservation. Feel free to join us for a couple hours of good conversation over delectable meals. Just remember to call first to confirm your reservation for that date. Happy holidays to one and all! Submitted by Pat Straumann Speech & Drama Team Completed Season The Mt Pulaski Grade School Speech and Drama Team cbm- pleted their season Saturday, November 14. The county contest took place at Zion Lutheran School in Lincoin Saturday, October 17. We came home with 5 firsts, 4 seconds, and 1 third. The state competition was Saturday, November 14, in Cha- tham. The team awards were 6 firsts, 4 seconds, and 2 thirds. One of our entries, Emma Buenrostro and Aletheia wood- ford, received the Judges' Choice award. This award is given to the best performance viewed by each judge throughout the contest. The following students participated in speech and drama this year: 6th Graders - Elana Bruns, Cassidy Clark, Evan Cyrulik, Jaden Davis, Cassidy Hayes, Delaney Howard, Chloe LewiS, Karson Mott, Delia Phillips, Bodi Richardson, Aidan Schnei- der, Ella Woodworth 7th Graders - Emma Buenrostro, Abby Hamilton, Rylan Lindley, Konjit Mott, Chloe Olson, Paige Pearson, Anna Schoth, Daniel Siebert, Aletheia Woodford 8th Graders - Autumn Benhart, Claire Coogan, Drew Dyer, Victoria Schmidt Submitted by Barbara Maske, Speech and Drama Coach Carrie Pethy is the new face at the counter at the Mt. Pulaski Post Office. She has been with the Postal Set- vice for 2-years and has worked in Athens, Lincoln, and Mt. Pulaski. Carrie is a Non-Traditional Full-Time (NTFT) Clerk. Times photo Amazon plans to build a massive wind farm services. in Ohio to power its web A drunk Russian sailor reportedly crashed a 7,000-ton cargo ship into Scotland at full speed. Census Bureau says that 1.1 Million Americans don't have toilets. Heating & Cooling- Electrical- Lighting Commercial & Residential Mt. Pulaski CENTER FOR 27 YFJ~$" FREE 2-year warranty FREE "Test Drives" for 30 days FREE lifetime servicing FREE screenings & consultations START HEARING WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOll DeBriS, MISSING... CALL OR STOP IN TODAY. Joyce