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Wednesday, January 18, 2011 The Region News mtzionregionnews@comcast.net Page 3 II I] St" Mary's Hspital TO Hst TriVia Night St. Mary s HospitalAuxiliary participants. Teams will theme for their table. Beverages will host its 2nd Annual Trivia compete for a chance to win the and hot food must be purchased I]i  PuMCoo/ Night onFriday, January27, title of"TriviaChampions"at at the hall; cold foods may be 2012 at the Knights of this annual event, broughtin. Columbus Hall. Special guest The cost for the event is $100 For more information about o4n100::r Emcee, Joel Fletcher, from per teams of 10. Registration, the Trivia Night contest or to JackMolloy AprilNuzzi CnAn, IkmJam-Hupp gayJacobs 433-0544 412-9009 972-2385 519-2J07 201-2600 720 N. Stm Hwy. Spacious 3 BR Parch in the head of Mt. Zion, Enclosed back porch, F. back yd. $87,000. Call Paula. Visit our website: www.paulachildsrealtors.com "The better we market your property, the better we market our company" 4916 E. Fitzgerald MZ Scho01s! 3 BR Ranch, 5.5 baths, Operv concept K/FR w/10' ceiling, Maple cabs., Part. fin. walk out bsmt., 2.5 car det Car = Guest House Bonus! $389,900. Call Kay .VeffniceRanchoncul-de-eac,1/'2acrelot,  =l.,  ::,'," ,,! MZSchootslWellMaitainedt 3BRont  ceramic/hardwoedfloors Updates in last 5 I,IE..,.- 'i acre F.part.fin.bsmt.2carait'Jt.5cardet. ........... 1/2 Fs. $84,900, Call Phil. garages. $103,900. Call Phil ooooooooooooooooooo FEATUREDLISTINGS ooooooooooooooooooo 4 BR Open-Concept 4 Level, Lake Frontage. $349,900. Call Pauta. 1.5 Story, Main fir. bdrm-2 up, 2 baths, 3 car detached gar. $74,900. Call Paula 4 BR 2 Story in Arthur on corner lot, Apt. could be upstairs, 2 Kitchens, Being sold "AS IS'. $75,000. Call Connie. Nice 5 BR Ranch 4 car at[. 12 Story in Argenta, Many I Reduced! NO Schools! 3 ar.$115,900. CaURick. [Updates[ 8smt.$159,900. [BR Ranch Excellent CallPaula. Icondition! $84,900. Call I Phil. Move InR.5 Story, IRa-'''ch,  I t.S Story with Lots of Updatetl(ltt, Full IFenced back yd., Shed I Updates since 2002, Phil.anfin'JlOE'_ Call 1587,900. Call Melba. I $59,000. Calt Michelle. Buying - Selling - Looking? Call Today - Our Agents are ready to assist you! Lot 7 in Harbour Estates, 160 ft. of Lake Frontage 104,900. Call Kay. Spadous 2 BR Bungalow, Sharp with current paiht colws, Updates from '03- '09. $64,900. Call Paula. Updated Bi-Level, 2 car at[. gar., Great for 1 st "lime Buyer! $93,900. Call Phil Bi-Level, shows Pride of Ownership! Amish Oak K., Walk to Lake[ $89,900. Call Paula. 1 Story, E bsmt., Neutral decor, Roof '09, Walk to DMH $48300. Call Melba Nice West.end 1.5 Story F. bsmt. Landscaped. $59,900 Call Melba. Decatur Herald &Review, will packet pick-up and table register for the event, Please offer questions from a variety decorating begins at 6:00 pm, contact Shelli Brunner at of subjects to test the trivia and the trivia contest begins at 217.464.2520. knowledge of contest 7:00 pm. Teams should plan a Millikin University Center for Entrepreneurship and PPG Industries Foundation partner to host iSMARTgirls iChemist, where students create their own personal skin care product; iEngineer, where students explore creative solutions for bettering their worlds; and iCreator, where students transform recyclable goods into objects of increased value. The program is designed to enhance planning, organizational and management skills and foster a spirit of teamwork. All activities are designed to inspire girls to believe in themselves and their abilities, and to utilize their talents to positively impact the world. IDNR Seeks Applicants for Conservation Police Officers far away as the East Coast. Two hundred years later, people throughout the Midwest are taking steps to prepare for a possible major earthquake in the region. Nearly 60,000 Illinois residents have already registered to participate in "The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut," an earthquake drill designed to raise awareness of the earthquake risk in the area. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) today 6ff'ruraged schools, /.-L-: . PV b'SlneSses; government agencies, families and others to register to participate in the second annual drill, which will "During the first ShakeOut drill in April, nearly 260,000 Illinois residents participated," said IEMA Director Jonathon Monken. "While the drill itself only takes a few minutes, knowing just a few simple steps to protect themselves can save countless lives if an earthquake hits." The drill focuses on the "Drop, Cover and Hold On" protective actions people should take when an earthquake begins: "Drop" down to the floor, take "Cover" under a sturdy desk, table or other furniture, and "Hold On" to the furniture item and be prepared to move 7, 1812, earthquake near New Madrid, Missouri, the last of a series of major earthquakes in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The event is being organized by the Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) and its member states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Additional information about the earthluake risk in Illinois and stepsto take before, during and after an earthquake is available at www.Ready.Illinois.gov. CPO Tramee The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is seeking applicants for the position of Conservation Police Officer Trainee. The department plans to hire 15 new Illinois Conservation Police recruits to begin the academy in June. Applicant testing is scheduled for February 6-9 through the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS)' Examining and Counseling Division. Interested i applicants should submit a CMS100 employment applieation-tCMS, which can.b fou' online at www.work.illinois.gov. Applicants should also review the hiring information contained R & M Disposal Services Inc. Locldh/Owned Commerclal/Roaidenlhll I yd. to 6 yd. ontalnom 8vldlablo 217-864-4607 "Mt. Zion's Finest" 864 9888 L Let us place your business here. Call the Mt. Zion Region News 864-4212 864-4161 GREGG THOMAS I Specializing in one owner/low mile vehicles Let us place Uil 864.4Your business here. Call the Mt. Zion Region News 212 IFIA41 Rod Greene Executives, Inc. ABR, CRS, M.B.A. '= .......................................... Multi-Million Dollar Producer 151 E. Decatur 421-9503 Decatur, IL 62521 'What's tall, Greene & can sell your home?" 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Zion, Illinois 62549 We 818o nell Padlolm Idoving Boxes Shipping Cartons Bubble Wrap Alexandra Taylor Premier Designs Jewelry Exam Scheduled for February 6-9, 2012 on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, "Law Enforcement" website at www.dnr.illinois.gov , click on "law enforcement" and then "career opportunities". Conservation Police Officer Trainee is a state employment position title for which CMS does not test on a regular basis, so those interested are encouraged to apply and participate in the testing scheduled in February. Reporting instructions to the exam will be provided by the Psychological evaluation Medical screening Background investigation A complete description of the hiring process can be viewed on the Illinois Conservation Police website. Conservation Police Officers have full police authority, with an enforcement mission focused on ' natural resources protection and outdoor recreation safety. Duties include enforcement of criminal and vehicle laws in state parks; patrolling Illinois lakes and rivers, and enforcing boat sa[ed], Examining and Division or can be found on the Illinois Conservation Police website. Applicants must possess either an associate's degree (in any field of study) and three years of full- time law enforcement experience with the same agency (or three years as an active duty, fully sworn military police officer), or possess a bachelor's degree (in any field of study). Either degree must be obtained within 90 days of the written examination. It is important to note that experience and or active duty military experience cannot be substituted for undergraduate education. Applicants must also successfully complete each of the following steps in the hiring process: Written examination EO.W.E.R test Swim test Oral interview Counseling.,, ) laws,togl regul.tions; enfo..rg, Ng state and federal fish and wildlife .laws and regulations; enforcing the Timber Buyers Act, protection of forests and endangered species, and snowmobile registration and operation laws; enforcing laws and regulations regarding commercial establishments including taxidermists, fur buyers and fish markets; and enforcing IDNR administrative rules and regulations. For more information on the IDNR Office of Law Enforcement and the Conservation Police Officer hiring process, please visit www.dnr.illinois.gov, or contact Lt. Eric Bumgarner, IDNR Office of Law Enforcement, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271; phone 217/785-8407, e-mail eric.bumgarner@Illinois.gov. F" 1 I Let us do yourprinting/ I I We print business andCards'letterhead'moret envelopes I I For more info call 864-4212 J L. I The Mt. Zion Region News P.O. Box 79, 433 N. State Hwy 121 Mt. Zion, Illinois 62549 217-864-4212 Fax: 217-864-4711 e-mail mtzionregionnews @ comcast.net "Letters to the Editor" We welcome letters. They should be brief, timely and to the point. Letter which do not contain a tele- phone number (for verification only) and legible signature will not be published. As necessary, letters are edited for clarity and grammar. Letter must be submitted in per- son and signed. Note: Letters to the Editor do not reflect the opinion of this publica- tion. Publisher Stephanie Wierman General Manager Stephanie Wierman Editor Crystal Reed Advertising Cassady Schultz Sports Trevor Brothers Published Wednesdays by Mt. Zion Publications, Inc. Periodical postage paid at Mt. Zion USPS 594-960. Annual subscriptions $29-Macon, Moultrie, Piatt counties; $33 rest of Illinois;S35 outside state;S2 senior discount Send subscription changes to P.O. Box 79, Mr. Zion, I1 62549. Deadline: End of btsiness Friday, 5 p.m. The cost for the iSMARTgirls Discovery Camp is $39 per person and the fee includes all activities, lunch, and a camp T- shirt. The first full-day session on Saturday, January 28 will be held in the Richards Treat University Center, and the second full-day session on Saturday, February 4 will be held in the Leighty Tabor Science Center, and both sessions will run from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information about the iSMARTgirls program, including registration information, call 217.424.6296 or visit www.ismartgirls.com, and for additional information, visit www.millikin.edu/ entrepreneurship. "Great Central U.S. ShakeOut" Second Annual Multi-State Earthquake Drill On Dec. 16, 1811, a massive be held at 10:15 a.m. on Feb. 7, earthquake along the New 2012. Registration can be Madrid Seismic Zone rocked completed online at the Central U.S. and was felt as www.shakeout.org/centralus. Set for Feb. 7 with it until the shaking stops. The date for the 2012 ShakeOut drill coincides with the 200  anniversary of the Feb. Nearly 60,000 Illinois Residents Already Registered for Saturday, January 28 and Saturday, February 4, 2012. A new iSMARTgirls Reflective Day is planned for March 10 at Rock Springs Environmental Center as a wrap-up for attendees of the earlier sessions. The program is sponsored by Millikin's Center for Entrepreneurship and the PPG Industries Foundation. The iSMARTgirls program offers an opportunity for 6 '- through 8'-grade Decatur-area girls to learn about innovations in science, math, art, and real- world technology through an intensive day of hands-on Discovery Day Camp Girls grades 6-8 are invited to learning experiences. The day paicipate in the iSMARTgirls includes four labs - iDesigner, Discovery Camp consisting of where girls work with geometric two full-day sessions on patterning for artistic design;