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11 Community Choir Presents A Christmas Musical ~ The Mount Pulaski Community Choir will present, HOPE IS BORN EMMANUEL, a Christmas Musical (by Randy Vader, Jay Rouse, and Rose AspinaU) Sunday afternoon, ~. December 20, at 2pm at the First Christian ChurchJn Mount Pulaski. Over 75 musicians representing area churches will be singing in the choir and playing in the orchestra. A woodwind ensemble will also be featured. This musical message of HOPE celebrates Christ's coming and gives voice to our yearning for HISpromised return. Titles include: O Come, O Come Emmanuel; Glory To God; Gloria! He Is Born; Angels, From the Realms Of Glory; Mary's Hope; Hope Is Born; In The First Light; God Incarnate-Child Divine; Silent Night, Holy Night; and Processional Of The Invited. ~., Come celebrate the Christmas Season as we proclaim the 9 birth of our King injoy0us song. O OI Lady Toppers Drop Home Opener Lady Toppers came up a little short in their home opener losing to Okaw Valley 44 - 40. Toppers led the entire game up to the final few minutes of the game when #3 Robinson from Okaw Valley lit up some deep 3's. Inexperience appeared to get the best of them as they fell out of their game in the fourth quarter. Skylar Hayes led all scorers with 22, while Alyssa Bridge chipped in 9, followed by Ainsley Chandler 5, and Breanna Rentmeister 4. The lost proved painful for the Ladies, but an experience they will grow from: As rebounding and game awareness improves, so will this maturing team. Mt. Pulaski vs. Hartsburg 11/16/15 Visiting stags went home winless against the Bruins.7th grade Bruins won 54-15. Drew Martin 13, Grant Davis 10, Land Murphy 11, Daniel Siebert, Tanner Pharis, Evan Cooper with 4 points each along with a b.ucket from Aidan Schneider and a free-throw from Lucas Kuhlman. 7th grad- ers improved to 5-0. 8th grade Bruins put it to the Stags 49-11. Leading the way was Dustin Murphy with 22, Brandon Batchelder 13, 4 points each from Brandon Kretzinger, Todd Kelly and Zach Hinds, Dawson Combs 2, 8th grade record is 4-I Mt. Pulaskivs. Williamsville 11/19/15 Bullets came into Bob Gasaway gym firing away and taking two wins home with them. 7th grade suffered its first loss of the season 31-27. Leading the way was Drew Martin 15, Lane Murphy 5, Evan Cooper 4, and Grant Davis 3. .Bruins fell to 5-1 8th grade Bruins could not get over the hump to pull away with the win, falling 43-37 in a hard fought game. They couldn't get the shots to fall in the final quarter allowing them to fall to 4-2 for the season. Only three scorers in the game for the Bruins - Brandon Batchelder with 15, Brandon Kretzinger 14, and Dustin Murphy with 8. Mt. Pulaski vs, Tri City 11/23/15 7th grade Bruins beat Tri-City 46-21, improving to 6-1. Lane Murphy led a balanced scoring attack with 16, Drew Martin 10, Grant Davis 6, Lucas Kuhlman 6, Tanner Pharis 4, Daniel Siebert, and Evan Cooper with 2 each. 8th grade Bruins sent the tornadoes back south with a 50-34 loss. Dustin Murphy led the team with 23, Brandon Kretz- inger 13, Brandon Batchelder 9, Dawson Combs 3, and Drew Martin 2. 8th grade team improved to 5-2. Cont'd From Front Page Superintendent Hamm There was a discussion said the current_district con- concerning property tax - tract for purchasing electric- specifically the implications ity would expire in March to the school district if there 2016. He said Logan County is a freeze on property taxes. schools are in discussion to Superintendent Hamm said form a consortium to pur- that a freeze would lock in chase of electricity through bond payments (non-refer- a single broker. He said that endum bonds). The freeze the schools, by combining, would not apply to the 1% expect to obtain-better elec- sales tax that the school dis- tr!city. The board approved trict currently receives. This joining with a consortium of allows "sales tax bonds" of Logan County schools to pur- $4.8 million. chase electricity. In references to money Superintendent Todd owed by the state, the cafete- Hamm reported that sales tax ria- classroom addition at the revenue for the month of July high school a few years ago is 2015 totaled $23,248.92. still an outstanding obliga- John Stuart had a question tion by the state. The state about having custodians use owes the district $806,000. the two district fans for any A boiler tank repair at the necessary trips on behalf of high school has a cost of the school District. Superin- $2500. The air-conditioning tendent Hamm said custodi- unit that serves the pre-K and ans and teachers do use the district offices has -an esti- van and that extracurricular mated cost of $5900-$6500. activity travel requires that The board set. the Tax Levy a supervisor a company stu- hearing date for 7pm Monday dents. December 14. A freedom of information District will be looking at a act request was received by co-op for golf. the school district asking for Joe Olson said that since the number of students that 1984 Donna Dulle has taken had not taken the PARC test. Mt Pulaski volleyball play- The request was by a private ers to 30 of 32 regionals. individual and it was a state- He added that this year Mt wide FOIA request. Pulaski was just two points from making it to state. Mt Pulaski Township Park District Public Meeting Wednesday December 9 at 7PM Mt. Pulaski Fire Department The Mt. Pulaski Township Park District Board is in a dilemma,as to whether the Board should go forth with our Pool Renovation Project and forgo the Illinois Department of Natural Resources OSLAD Grant in excess of $303,000. With the donation money received and the approved tax appropriation, we have the money to do the pool renovations. It was our intention to utilize the OSLAD Grant funds to offset the tax appropriation which would allow us to abate some of the taxes. The Governor's Office has taken our OSLAD funds with a promise to return them sometime in the next 12 to 14 months. If we walt on the OSLAD funds, the pool could be dosed another summer. If we proceed with the project and enter into any contract for the pool, we automati- cally forfeit the OSLAD Grant. We have no way of knowing when the funds may be restored. We are soliciting public input at our December 9 meeting. Stuart R. 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