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Queen Elizabeth's Christmas message to the nation was televised for the first time on December 25, 1957. For the next 40 years, the BBC aired the event. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year To our friends and family thanks to "all" you have done for us since Jerry's accident and healing time. Jerry & Joyce Maxheimer To all of our Readers & Advertisers... Thank You for 131 Years of Support A Very Merry-Christmas & A PrOsperous & Happy New Year Mt. Pulaski ,@ 2O City Council Cont'd From Page 13 Greg said that in relation to the water tower, a state- getting into a disagreement between neighbors that ment for additional services was received. That bill could involve the city paying for property surveys. totaled $2,125. Greg said the city does not owe any Mayor Fuhrer said he preferred leaving fence disputes additional funds on the water tower project. He said between neighbors, to the neighbors. But he said a set- this bill would be denied, back of 24-inches on new fences would be something The Council approved the City Tax Levy. the city could do. Mayor Fuhrer and Alderman Utter- Alderman John Utterback suggested the city require back will work on a new setback ordinance. permits for fences and changing the setback to 24-inches The Council will meet 6:30pm Tuesday January 12 for new fences. Mayor Jim Fuhrer did not want the city in City Hall. ,= Mt Pulaski Mary's Donkey Police Report The night was quite chilly By Mike Lakin 4= The long road was hilly " O Randomly checking But, the little donkey trod a registration, Chief Lynn ~a on. Freer found the registered His load, though not light owner was suspended for Brought him endless delight mandatory insurance viola- And, the little donkey trod tions. Preparing for a traffic on. stop, the driver turned and looked to be trying to avoid He knew well that Marybeing stopped by pulling into Was pregnant and wearythe parking lot at the gro- But, the little donkey trod cery store. After confirming on. the driver was the registered As Bethlehem neared owner, she could not produce And city lights appeared a driver's license. When told Jacob The little donkey was glad. of the suspension, she said she didn't know about any Callie Not a room could be found But an old manger seemed suspensions. sound Someone in the parking Yet, the little donkey was lot recognized the driver and sad.., started yelling accusations - at the driver. The air turned The coming baby was Holy blue as the two exchanged to be bom as One lowlydisparaging remarks about The little donkey did frown, each other's ancestry across But for now, they could settle the parking lot. Chief Freer And rest, oh so gentlegained control of the situ- And, the little donkey lay ation and told the interfer- down. ing individual to move along but not before the verbal Soon, bom in the manger exchange caught the atten- Came this sweet, tiny tion of others in the parking stranger lot; providing a level of enter- Now, the little donkey gazed, tainment not often found in "Why, He's pure as alabaster the parking lot of the grocery That Babe is my Master" store. Little donkey was surely As Chief Freer prepared Julia Kori amazed, to take the driver to Logan County jail he observed that "Yes, He's come from above file driver had left her purse Are the grandchildren of Lynn & Mike Lakin To bring all of God's love" in the front of the car. After And, the little donkey drew being asked if she wanted her The abbreviation of Xmas for custom to bend these branches close. Christmas is not irreligious. The into a ring and display them on purse, she said she did not~ first letter of the word Chdst in doorways. "This Child of God's favor kind of a strange decision. Greek is chi, which is identical Is mankind's dear Savior" Then while photographing The poinsettia, traditionally an then...the little donkey arose, the exterior and interior of to our X. Xmas was originally an American Christmas flower, origi- the vehicle to prepare it to be ecclesiastical abbreviation that nally grew in Mexico; where it His was done was used in tables and charts, towed, and to complete the was known as the "Flower of the He brayed, "Thanks for The modem Christmas Custom Holy Night". It was first brought God's Son" impound form, a syringe was of displaying a wreath on the to America by Joel Poinsett in And, the little donkey trod observed. After arriving at the front door of one's house, is bor- 1829. on. . Logan County jail, a search rowed from ancient Rome's New warrant for the vehicle was Year's celebrations. Romans The tradition of Christmas lights An original poem by obtained, Drug paraphema- dates back to when Christians Pat Straumann lia and controlled substances wished each other =good health" were persecuted for saying by exchanging branches of circa 2005. were found, logged in, and evergreens. They called these Mass. A simple candle in the window meant that Mass would photographed. An extensive gifts strenae after Strenia, the be celebrated there that night, file has been turned over to goddess of health. It became the the State's Attorney's office.