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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 The Region News mtzionregionnews@comcast.net Page 5 Region News Sports Trevor Brothers, Sports `Editor GO MTZ BRAVES! ! ! 2013 Mt.'Zion High School Varsity Winter Athletic Highlights *Boys Basketball: 19-11 Overall Record/7-2 in the Apollo Conference *Wrestling: Advanced 4 wrestlers from 2A Mattoon Sectional to State/Dalton Coleman placed 3rd in State *Girls Basletball: 12-17 Overall Record/3-7 in the Apollo Conference I L ...... Oh Brother by Mike Brothers When I was 16 Ben Whitlock gave me the one and only Ford I have ever owned. It was a 1957 Fairlane , V8, with automatic transmission; covered, with so much rust it barely resembled a car-and best of all it didn't run. I was young and believed anything was possible, so I convinced Kenny Bristow to tow the Ford and me from the country to my hom on Feazel Street. After 15 miles of Bristow's pick up truck whipping me down gravel roads with an old logging chain hooked to the b.umper of the Ford we got to my parent's yard. While eating supper that night my mother made it clear that the piece of junk in the side yard must be rerfioved. I assured her that I would get it running in short order. Later I opened the hood and discovered a bunch of unattached parts and, soon figured out why the car didn't run. Trouble is I had never worked on a Ford engine and I was too stupid to realize why. Eventually, I reattached what parts were lying around the engine cOmpartment. I tried to jump start the Ford but it wouldn't budge. One afternoon my friend Alex stopped by and we decided the only way to get the thing started was to push it with another vehicle. We wrapped the front bumper of my 1956 Chevy with a blanket and Alex got behind the wheel of the Chevy and I the Ford. The bumpgrs aligned and away we went toward the Liberty Road, a little travelled country road. As we gained sleed on the flats, 1 pulled the car from neutral into drive and after a minute a puffed of smoke then a roar from that Thunderbird motor. She fired and I was off toward the country with smoke billowing from the exhaust of the old Ford. As I approached that first curve toward Liberty I hit the brakes and they were not there. Oh Brother! I said to myself (VEOLIA ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES it never occurred to me that the brakes could go out, but they had. Now I was hurtling down a gravel road in a 1957 Ford death trap. Yet I was ecstatic that the car had started and I wasn't about to shut it off before getting back home. So the trek began after I slowed enough to have Alex pull beside me and explain the situation. He would run interference behind me in the 56 Chevy and I would take Barnett Street back in to town..This went all right until I started down this one hill on Barnett that emptied on to Highway 45. At the last minute I closed my eyes and turned left, ending up in the old brick kiln lot. The turn was so sharp continued on page 8 ,800-469-7404 www:veoliaes.com charleston.sw@veoliaes.com If you would like to see something sports-related that you are not.... "please submit via e-mail to TrevBrthrs@hotmaiLcom Residential Curbside Service Recycling available in many areas Commercial Service Roll Off Service 10-40 cubic yards Professional Customer Service ARMORY,tu= , , Prepping 101 by Bryan Foster (Zion Prepper) and' Jim Owens Saturday, March 16, 2013 Session 1 from 10:00 a.m.- Noon Session 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. MTZ Armory is located at 144 Wildwood Drive in the Family Video Plaza across from Town and Country Bank Cost is $5.00 per person and seating is limited. For reservations contact Jim Owens at 217-791-0556 This seminar will provide an overview of preppers and prepping. The seminar will dispel the myth that you have to be a doomsday prepper in order to be successful. Normal everyday people are taking steps to lead a balanced prepared life but have been given a skewed perspective on prepping. Bryan teaches prepping from a 'balanced' perspective of maximizing the odds of survival in many situations. In addition to being a prepper, Bryan has authored three books on prep- ping with a fourth to be released later this year. He has been featured extensively in newspapers throughout the United States as well as, ap- pearing on major networks such as the History Channel and an upcom- ing segment on the Lifetime Channel. Jim Owens is owner and operator of MTZ Armory. He is an Army vet- eran and currently works in the field of law enforcement. Jim is a certi- fied Armorer with extensive experience and knowledge in the firearms industry. Professional service at competitive ;rices! ARMORY,u00.