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Mdoo Ot Fox Pulaski Christian was the setting marriage of Sara McGee to Owen Fox on Saturday, 27, 1971 at 4 p.m. g ceremony Performed by Rev. Idleman. is the daughter of lad Mrs. George W. t. Pulaski. of the bride W. R. McGee of and Mr. and M. Lewis of Frankfort, Illinois. is Mrs. Dial of Benton, is the son of Mr. Junior M. Fox His grand- are Mr. and Mrs. M. Fox of Mt. Mr. and Mrs. Vernie and great-grand- , Mrs. Floyd (Nora) all of Decatur. - branch candel- a cathedral vase .white gladioli and decorated the The white carpeted light.ed by hurri- trimmed with and green and satin bows. escorted by wore a white gown of satin with Alencon The gown was an silhouette with a neckline, full sleeves and chapel train. ceil was bridal illusion length and was aa place by a tiny decorated with seed pearls. bouquet was arrangement of naums, white carna- tiny star flowers streamers. _ )nly jewelry was a with a diamond heart setting, a War- was matron of Mrs. Mark McGee, of the bride, Marilyn and Mary- of Arenza- were bridesmaids. Lucas,,daugh- and Mrs. Joseph ttatinued on page 8) W1N TWO emm'm rdugr Mt. Pulaski Grade B squad handed East Lincoln their of the season in played here last night. Mt. Pula- the Logan Coun- with a 7-1 Pulaski made 14 21 free throws and East made 6 out attempts. B scoring: Mt. (54) - G. Cyrulik 7, Welch 19, 4, Helton 9, Polk East (32)- 5, Newton 5, Weingarz 4, Fro- 14. Shewmake tipped for the Class m a game played Thursday night Chester East Lin- was the second the A squad. A scoring: Mt. (50) - Caley 3, 22, Chaudoin O, Pryzkopan- 8, Ford 2, 2. Chester East "klosier 6, Rohrer 4, 9, Romine I, 7, Fuiten 4. Oommunitv Players To Present Musical Christmas Program "Christmas is a magic time, of happiness and joys, Fulfilling all the precious dreams, of little girls and boys"! The countdown is on and the suspense and the tensions rise as the happy Christmas season ap- proaches. It is that time of the year when adults look thru the eyes of little children to try to re- capture the magic of Christmas. On Wednesday, December 22nd at 1:30 p.m., the Community Players of Mount Pulaski will present a magical Christmas happening, "The Magic of Be- lieving", at the annual children's Christmas party at the Mount Pulaski Grade School. The party is being co-sponsored by the Mount Pulaski Chamber of Commerce and the PTA. TWO PERFORMANCES There will be two performances this year. The party for the children will be held at the grade school at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22nd and the second performance will be given at 8:00 p.m. at the grade school for the adults of the community and the children who might wish to see it again. The setting for "The Magic of Believing" is santa's Toy Shop at the North Pole, which, everyone knows, is a very busy and lively place this time of year. We won't reveal the plot for that would take away some of the magic - - - you'll have to attend the performance to f'md out the special surprises in store for you. Santa Claus will also make his appearance, so, all you boys and girls be thinking of that special wish ygu want to ask Santa. Gary Shull is directing this production and his technical assistant is Clam Tanner. All "16re-school children are cordially invited to attend this party and invitations have been issued to the children from the Zion Lutheran and Chest- nut grade schools. Room mothers of 3A, 6A and 2C will be helping with the party. The Christmas party is one of the Christmas joys which the children of our community eagerly look forward to each year. Voters Approve School Bond Referendum The School Bond Refer- endum of the Mt. Pulaski Cons. Grade School, Dist. No. 34, was passed by a large majority with 523 voting Yes, and 311 voting No. Voting by precincts were: Precinct No. 1,109 Yes, 67 No; Precinct No. 2, 414 Yes, 244 No. Pre- cinct No. 1, which was Cornland, Lake Fork and the rural area in that re- #on carried the vote with- in 1% of Precinct No. 2 which was Mt. Pulaski and the rural area in that re- Precinct No. 1. There were four bond referendums being voted on at the same time and Mt. Pulaski's was the only one to.pass. The] people of School District No. 34 are to be congratulated for their community spirit. The children will benefit great- ly in this new learning center and, above all, the new school will ensure them of more safety. CHILDREN'S SERVICE AT ST. JOHN'S CHURCH The St. John's Lutheran Church of Mt. Pulaski will hold their annual Chil- dren's Christmas Service on Sunday, December 19, at 4:30 p.m. The service is under the direction of Dale Davis, Sunday School Superintendent. A potluck supper will be held in the church basement at 6:00 p.m. following the Children's Service. The communRy is in- vited to attend. S. ENGE MEMBER OF I. W. U. BAND Stephen Enge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thoburn Enge of Green Valley, is a member of the 17-piece Illinois Wesleyan Univer- sity Jazz Band that pre- sented a concert on Wed- nesday, Dec. 8 at Presser Hall. The concert was under the direction of Thomas Streeter, instructor, of brass instruments and theory. Progress Report On The Vonderlieth Living Oenter, Inc. The Vonderfieth Living Center, Inc. board met with the architects on Thursday, Dec. 9, 1971 and accepted the architect's proposed floor plan for the new sixty bed home facility. The plan indicates thirty shelter care beds and thirty skilled care beds. The rooms are large and each has its own wash room. Twenty eight of the rooms have two beds and four have one bed each. There is a large kitchen and a 26 ft. x 46 ft. dining room in the skilled care area and a smaller kitchen and a 21 ft. x 34 ft. dining room in the shelter care area. Other features include a spacious living room with fireplace, considerable storage, large outside patio, T.V. room, occupational Therapy room, garden court, two lounges, two examining rooms and other necessary facilities such as laundry, storage rooms, barber and beauty shop, etc. Copies of the floor plan may be seen at either of the two banks, Dr. Borgerson's office, Bertoni's or Rothwell Lumber Co. A more detailed colored map showing furniture arrangement, etc., is dis- played in the window of the Vonderlieth board's office at Downing Insurance Agency. The exterior sketch, when completed, will be shown in the paper along with the floor plan. It is hoped that ground breaking can take place in the spring or early summer. MOUNT PULASKI, ILLINOIS VOL. 19 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1971 NO. 22 l00ram Sunday A,t Meahodl00 Ghun00 The United Methodist Church of Mt. Pulaski will present their Sunday School Christmas program on December 19, 1971 at 7:00 p.m. with Mrs. Joan Pharis directing, assisted by Mrs. Janice Howe. The Senior Choir will sing with Mrs. Julian Sams as director and organist will be Mrs. Mildred My- rick. Every child will bring his own gift to the Christ Child's Manger at the al- tar. These gifts will be sent to The United Metho- dist Baby Fold in Normal, Illinois. 00mlvetuflee To Be Observed Sunday 00Open ltoum Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Cyrulik and Mr. and Mrs. !-larold Moore of Mt. Pula- skiwill celebrate their 35th and 25th edding anni- versaries respectively on Dec. 24, 1971. Mrs. Cyrulik and Mrs. Moore are the daughters of Mrs. Alta Scott of Springfield, and the late Sam Scott, former resi- dents of the Copeland Community. Open House will be held Sunday, Dec. 19th from 2 until 5 p.m. at the First National Bank's Community Room. All friends and relatives are invited. Dec. 24th also marks the 14th wedding anni- versary of the Cyrulik's daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Lit- terly. | ,mr Om00A olqqmMAW Igmm200 smvlcm HELD TUESDAY Orena Opperman, 81, of Mt. Pulaski passed away at the Abraham Lin- coln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Illinois at 1:25 a.m. Sunday, December 12, 1971. She was born in Chestnut, Illinois Au- gust 4, 1890, a daughter of George F. and Sophia Hahn Dittus. She was married to William Opperman No- vember 26, 1914 at Chest- nut and he passed away October 9, 1951. Surviv- ing are, one son, Harold Opperman, Chestnut, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) Hanslow, Ful- ton, Missouri; one brother, William Dittus, Chestnut, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Irma Lawrence, Decatur, I11.; Mrs. Nora Laughery, Mt. Pulaski and four grand children and one great- grandchild. Two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Opperman was a member of Mt. M Zion Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid, LWML, Sew- ing Circle. The members attended the services in a body. Visitation was from 3-5 and 7-9 Monday at the Schahl Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 14, 1971 at the Zion Lutheran Church at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. D. E. Kirchner of- ficiating and interment was in Laenna Cemetery. Mrs. Hubert Stoll sang, "Heaven fs My Home" and "Beyond the Sunset", accompanied by Mrs. Ed- win Stahl as organist. Pallbearers were Gerald Dittus, Victor Dittus, Everett Lawrence, Hubert Stoll, George Opperman, Jr. and Kenton Opperman. Winter 0oneort December 17 At Sehool The Mt. Pulaski School Band and Chohm will present their annual Winter ConcertFriday evening, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will con- sist of the following selec- tions: two marches, '_'Sun- burt" and "Red, White and Blue March" written by Red Skelton; two light numbers, such as "Waltz- ing Winds" and "Do You Hear What I Hear?", an old overture of Von Suppe called "Morning, Noon arid Night'. A special at- traction featuring a piano duet, using an electric piano as one of the in- struments, playing "Rainy Days and Mondays" a rock folk opera, "Joseph" and 'rhe Amazing Technicol- or Dreamcoat'. The Hilltop Teens will sing "Do You Hear What I Hear?", "Carol of the Bells", "Sleigh Ride" and "Little Drummer Boy". Come for an enjoyable evening of music. TIMES-NEWS TO GO TO PRESS EARLY NOTICE Due to the Christmas holiday, the Times-News will be going to press a day early. Please have your copy and an pictures you would .like published ill the ClffRmas edition iti by Monday noon. You/ cooperation is greatly ap- preciated. We will be closed Thurs- day and Friday to allow our employees a langr holiday with their families. TET00 The Zion Lutheran Bas- ketball team defeated Broadwell 34-19 in their game played at Broadwell on Dec. 10. Zion Lutheran (34) K. Stoll M. Brown D. OIiperman B. Maske L. Koenig R. Koenig J. Howe S. Maske E. J. Lynch Totals Broadwell (I 9) Fuller Edwards Skelton B. Aper Horchem D. Aper Folks Totals Santa Claus will arrive in Latham by fire truck Saturday, Dec. 18 at 1:30 pan. He will be at the Fire House until 2:30 p.m. to talk to the children and hand out treats. Pamda Serouin And Gory 0oopor Married In 0andldl00lOoromony down the white carpeted aisle by her father, wot a lovely gown of Satapeau accented by a combina- tion of Verti and Alert- con lace. The high waist- line and high Victorian neckline were defined by Venise lace as was the cap of the puffed, long Camelot sleeves. The full skirt softly fell into a lavish chapel length train. Lace banding of Veni lace edged the deep ruf- fled flounce which hem- med the fldrt. Metlalliom oi" Alencon accented the bodice and skirt. Her veil of'silk illusion fell from a bonnet headpiece of lace and flowed into a chapel length train. She carried a bouquell of white roses, white pom- poms, white glad florets with royal blue star flowers. Her only'jewelry was pearl earrinp. Mrs. Rolr Shull, the matron of honor, was at- tired in a Victorian .gown Miss Pamela Scroggin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Seroggin and Gary tp Cooper, son of Mr. and 12 Mrs. Vernon Cooper all of 8 Mt. Pulaski were united 0 in marriage at 7:00 o'clock 12 in the evening, December 2 11, 1971. 2 The vows were spoken 0 in the Mt. Pulaski Chris- 0 tian Church and the Rev. 0 Ken ldleman officiated 34 at the double ring cere- tp mony. Mr. Scroggln gave 0 his daughter in marriage. 0 The young .couple re- 3 peated their vows before 5 an altar  decorated with 11 two circular candelabra 0 entwined with white 0 flowers and evergreen. 19 Hurricane lamPS entwined with evergreen enhanced the center aisles and the church windows. Mrs. Ed Stahl was or- ganist and accompanied Leonard Weston, uncle of the groom, who sang "The LOrd's Prayer" and "The Wedding Pnlyer". The bride, ew, orted