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December 21, 1961

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EFLECTIONS (By IL J. Wtble) PARTY .NEW YEAR'S AT TOMLINSON RECREATION Rink and Indoor Pool Open From 8:00 Until Midnig. It is at Christmas time thai want most of all to be with loved u. And those far awczy are ever in our cherished memory. As we look art the gaily d- trees, the symbol of the sea- We see not the brightly color- lights, but the faces of those ones as they seem to smile atus. And we in turn.  smile buck our tmzrs. While tar too many of us seem- frget that Christmm is the Anniversary of the Say- And is to be celebrated in His Yet we subconsciously manifest of tose traits that He into the world Thus peking that Christmas is Just a season of giving and to receive. For at no other time of the year we so thoughtful and comdd- m we are at th particular Aud it is at this ss th we for the best in  and evything, instead of the worst. We gladly put aw from us e petty grtevmzces and the mmderstanmngs of past da How easy it is to forgive and bet under the spell of the ,tmca spmt. For Christmas typifies above all things, a spirit of thought- fulue unselfishness and kind- u8 to otbess. If osse does not have these quee, then Chlstm with its is a grim mockmy. A community New Year's Eve party will be held at the Recre- tion Center on Sunday, Dec. 31 to help bid adieu to 1961 and ex- tend a welcome to the new year of 1962. Both the roller skating rink and the indoor pool will be open, starting at 8 o'clock, and these two acitivities will run until the new year arrives. Regular ad- mission prices will prevail and participants can skate or swim I the whole evening. Adults, as well as youngsters are invited to enjoy the evening at the Center. Refreshments will be served at :he Zion Lutheran Church after the party to all who attend the event. A short vesper service will be held before the lunch as was done last year. The Park Board is furnishing the lunch with members of the church doing the serving. Noisemakers are to be distribut- ed at midnight. COMMUNITY CHORUS HILLTOPPERS ENTER HOLIDAY TOURNEY AT BREESE, ILLINOIS Mt. Pulaski's Hilltoppers will spend a part of their holiday va- cation at Breese, where they will be participants in a Holiday Bas- ketball Tourney. Eight teams are entered with Warrensburg-Lath- am from this area competing. The locals will meet Breese, the tournament host, in their first appearance, on Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 8:30. Breese has an out- standing team this year with a lot of height, so the I-lilltoppers will have their hands full win- ning their first start. If they lose they will play in the consolation bracket against the loser of the Assumption and (East St. Louis) and St. Teresa, on Thursday night at 7:00. However, if they come thru the first game with a win they will be matched with the winner of the Assumption-St" Ter. esa game at 8:30 that night. Teams entered are: Warrens- burg-Latham, which plays St. Paul (Highland) in the opener at 1:15 Wednesday; Marian (Chica- go Heights), St. Peter (Waterloo); St Teresa; Assumption; Breese and Mount Pulaski. HS HOMECOMING WILL FEATURE BAND CONCERT AND DANCING RUFUS ARNEY'S HAVE GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Arney of Cornland, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, on Sunday, Dec. 17, 1961, with open house at the Cornland Christian Church. One hundred and sixty relatives and friends were present during the afternoon. The table, with a golden cover, was centered with a three-tiered cake with silver punch bowl and coffee urn, and glass service in Use. Mrs. H. LaVerne Arney and Mrs. 3oe Amey, daughter-in-laws pour- ed punch and coffee. Mrs. George Lereher, their daughter, cut the cake. Mrs. Wilbur Oglesby and Mrs. Lucy Theobald assisted with serving. Their granddaughters, Marilyn Arney and Barbara Lercher, registered guests, and assisted at the gift table respect- ively. CONCERT HIGHLIGHT OF HOLIDAY SEASON Danny Lanham and Paul Moore), the Shep- herds (Harry Van Hook and Lloyd Burdick), Joseph (John Wilson), and Mary (Betty Wid- mer). --Times.New Photo. again Mount i NATIVITY SETTING which was quite realistic BELL was a part of the Community Chorus Christ- mas Concert Sunday evening at the high school. IRLS"TMA$ PARTY Shown are the three Kings (John Zumstein, The Mount Pulaski Sil-Tennial Belles want you to remember the fo.ICOMMUNITYIn CHORUS Sehultz, sopranos; Rev. Ray O. Narrator Christmas time party planned i Zumstein, Wilbur Stoll and Paul Wednesday, Dee. 27 at 7 pan., CONCERT ENJOYED R. Moore, basses the American Legion Home. There will be a program and BY LARGE AUDIIC The costume styling wes by Elda Wilson and Mrs. Dan Mc- hments will be served. The Community Chorus pre- Nabb; lighting by Ian Bowers, Part of the program will be sented an inspirational Christmas John Kelly; Make.up, Phyllis Ed. the showing of films that Doro- program Sunday evening, Dec. 17, wards; Scenery, Glen Rice. thy Bender took of the Sil-Ten- nlal Pageant. Mrs. 3arvis donated atHightheschoolMOUntgym.PUlaski Township andThewrittennarrati°nby Mrs.WaSRaydeVel°pedo. Zum. the film for this. Austin schaffe- The Chorus, under the direc- stem. hacker will show the film at 8:30 tion of Dan McNabb, composed --00TH:AM :SANi00A - Be sure to take your husband of 40 voices, and with Dale Voile -- as narrator, proclaimed "/'he or boy friend to help say goodbye Prophecy", "The Fulfillment," and to the Sil.Tennial Year, 1961  "The Meaning" of our Savior's 125 years, birth in Scripture reading and Santa Claus will be in Latham with familiar and beautiful Saturday, Dec. 23, at 2 pan. at the --:r Christmas music. Mrs. Paul Bur. Fire Hotwe. X][L i., dick did a fine job of accompany- This annual event ts sponsored .=---:.:---=----=--_-:_-__-_--:---'-':--- ing the group on the piano, by the Fire Department. VOLLE, Latham, A shortage of space at the last During the program the audi- There will be treats for all the did a fine narration for minute made it necessary to o- ence was awed by the life.size children. Pulaski community. mit baSketball details. Scores manger scene on stage with Mary, are given below: Joseph, the Shepherds, the Wise Night Men, and Baby Jesus in the MaeArthur 65, Mr. Pulaski 36 Manger. TmmdaT Night The Bibical characters were as Mt. Zion 62, Mt. Pulaski 40 follows: Mary, Betty Wldmer;  Scores Joseph, John Wilson; Inn Keep- Uhtmtt--Mt. Pulaski 39, er, Wilbur Stoll; Shepherds, Harry Llru Jr. High 25; Mt. Pulaski 37, Van Hook, Lloyd Burdick; Kings, Middletown 16.  Mt Paul Moore, John Zumstein, Dan. Lln. Jr. 49; ML ny Lanham; Angel, Llnda Harem. Soloists were Mrs. Hubert StY; ZION LUTHERAN PROGRKM THIS WEEK The Zion Lutheran Church have two Christmas with youngsters of the school participating. On Saturday evening, D, the pre-school children the 3rd grade will t Christmas Story, in Pageant Song, at 7 p.m. On Christmas Eve, at 7 the older children, from grade through the 8th, sent the Christmas Come Emmanual". Concert Starts 7:00. Frankie Loon- ard's Band to Play. The annual Mount Pulaski Township School, will be held Friday even- ing, Dec. 22, starting with high school band concert at 7 m. The program is as follows: Royal Fanfare," "Under Double Eagle," "William Overture," 'q'he Four featuring the horn quartet Ingram, Elva Gordon, Kafka and Susan Jaggi; prudence" by the Band; the American tune "Chester"; "Spindrift" the Wind Ensemble; ation"; "Drumbeat featuring Mike Berg; "Old Song"; "Battle Hymn of the public", "Yuletide Festival"; ian Festival". The band is ed by Claus Tanner, who brought it up to near in the nearly three years he been here. Frankie Leonard's dance will play for the Dance, from 9 to 12 pan. are, $2.00 per couple or $1 singles. They are being dvance or may be purchased the door. The highlight of the the crowning of the Queen. candidates are, Bonnie er and Sherry Davis from the ior class. The Queen's attendants will Wilma Schmidt, Junior Judy Wubbin, Sophomore land Linda Waddell of the man class. Annual Party For Friday The annual Chhristmas sponsored by the Chambor Commerce and given by the will be held at the grade gymnasium on Friday, Dec. at 1 p.m. The popular Cole will present the story of and the Beast". Students of the local schools, and from Lake Chestnut, Cornland, and schools have all been attend the program. Santa Claus will be on to distribute treats to all children present. After the party the dents will return to their for their own Christmas and gift exchanges.