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Page 4 The Region News mtzionregionnews@comcast.net Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Obituary Raymond Raymond Flint Clayton, 87 of Mr. Zion passed away 3:37 am. Thursday (March 17, 2011) in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were 10:00 am. Monday March 21st at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church 345 W. Main Mt. Zion, IL.62549, Pastor Joel Stevenor officiated. Visitation was 4 to 6 pm. Sunday March 20th at the church. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Clayton was born in Macoupin County, IL., son of Harry and Bernitia M. Clayton Ahern Clayton. He graduated from Blue Mound High School. He was a longtime member of Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church and served as an Elder since 1964. Raymond was a 50 year member of the Mt. Zion Oddfellows Lodge. He retired from Black & Co. Hardware. He married Margaret "Jean" Dickey October 29, 1944 and she survives him. Also surviving are his sons; Ronald K. and wife Phyllis Clayton of Athens, TN.. Vernon O. and wife Laura Clayton of Mt. Zion, . grandchildren; Wendy Marie Clayton St. Cyr, Jody Clayton Mason and Tony Odell Clayton, three great grandchildren, sisters; Anna Belle Clayton Farrell of Mt. Zion, Nelda May Clayton Hassler and husband Norman of Champaign, Norma Jane Clayton Nail and husband Henry of Litchfield, Bernitia Irene Clayton Ward of Hillsboro. He was preceded in death by his parents, and son Kevin Ray Clayton. Raymond was a great husband, father, grandfather and brother, and he will be deeply missed. Sign the guestbook at www. leavememoriesnotdebt, com So You Want To Be A Scientist? Fort. Daniel Outdoor Adventure Camp in Mt. Zion features 6 weeks of exploring different elements of science with wildlife biology, astronomy, geology, and botany For 6 weeks, every Thursday morning from 9am-noon Fort Daniel Outdoor Adventure Camp will explore nature with hikes, activities, and games at Fort Daniel Conservation Area n~ar Mt. Zion. IL. The camp start date is Thursday, June 9th Camp fee is $10 a day. Early registration is now open and early bird rates will apply until the end of April. Outdoor Adventure Camp is geared for ages 6-12 and will feature this year's thenae, "So you want to be a scientist;" highlightirlg. Botanist Campers will measure trees, examine a moss mini forest and dissect a flower. Week 6- Something Fishy- Fishery Biologist Campers will learn about fish and their habitats then jump in to explore the creek. "Our theme for our Outdoor Adventure Camp will inspire curiosity, interest, and an understanding of the multiple dimensions of the science world." Education Specialist M lo iy,, Arnold said. "Kids, this different elements of scienc,e age age open to e xggrier each week. new things with dreams of what Week 1- Animal Scene Investigators- Wildlife Biologist Discover how Wildlife Biologists use science to track, observe and study animals. Week 2- Seeing Stars- Astronomer Campers will observe sunspots with a telescope, create moon craters, and make a sundial. Week 3- Going Buggy- Entomologist We will study insect's camouflage, do a color preference experiment, and learn why entomologists make insects collections Week 4- Lets Rock- Geologist Discover the power of water, the soil beneath our feet and look for evidence of past ages. Week 5- Big Green Machine- they want to be when they grow up. It ~s our goal to increase children's awareness of nature and instill a desire to become more actively involved with the world around them." Macon County Conservation District Summer Camp registration is open with over 20 different camp selections. Camps are located at Rock Springs Conservation with the exception of Fort Daniel Outdoor Adventure Camp and Fort Daniel Nature Discovery Camp. Early bird. savings will last until April 30tn. Spots are first come first serve. Registration can be made at Rock Springs Nature Center or by calling 217-423-7708. Birth Announcement Eliza Marie Mike find L]i~dsay (Moffett) Ripke of Glendale Heights, Illinois. are proud t6 atlribu'nce the arrival of their daughter Eliza Marie born on Januaf'y'i 3, ~011. Eliza weighed 9 lbs. 4 oz. and was 21 1/2 inches long. ShE' Was welcomed by her grandparents. "Larry and Gayle Moffett of Mt. Zion and Ron and Judy Ripke of Lockport. Illinois, as well as'her great grandmothers Jewell Moffett of Decatur and Guieda Tamburo of Helena. Arkansas. - Jean'Michel Cousteau aims to educate, entertain with a "great ocean adventure" multimedia experience at Millikin on April 10 Jean-Michel Cousteau, filmmaker, environmentalist, advocate and educator, will take audience members on a "great ocean adventure" with a multimedia presentation 'on Sunday, April 10 at 4 p.m. in Millikin University's Kirkland Fine Arts Center at 4 p.m. Son of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel grew up exploring the world's oceans. He set out to explore the oceans on his own in 1993. after a twenty year stint as executive vice- president for his father's Cousteau Society. In 1999, he founded the Ocean's Future Society, a marine conservation and education organization humanity and nature, while celebrating the ocean's vital importance to the survival oall life on our planet. Cousteau's most recent adventure involved creating a documentary focused on the devastating 2010 Gulf oil spill, where 11 workers were killed during an explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana. For more information on Cousteau's work, wsit www.oceanfutures.org. Tickets are $12-$24 for adults and $6-$10 for children and may be purchased at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 217.424,6318 or online e t ih [ l t kl'r our ~vw~,kirkland[mearts, cora. A global ocean, conduct research, and inspire and educate people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection. The organization documents the critical connection between $2.50' fee will be eharged for credit card purchases.This is a per transaction fee. not per ticket, and applies to online and Box Office orders. usings We have entered the Holy Season. The season of celebrating in the Christian Church, The Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Palm Sunday, the day that our Savior entered into Jerusalem will be the 17~h of April this year. Palm Sunday a~ you probably already know is one week before Easter Sunday. Easter has been a time of celebrating as Jesus the Christ, demonstrated victory over the grave and death. In 325 AD, it was decided that Easter would be the first Sunday after the full moon, (the PASCHAL FULL MOON), following the northern hemisphere's vernal equinox. The equinox is normally on the 20"~ of March, which is the beginning of the Spring Season. Therefore Easter, would vary between March 22, and April 25. This year it is April 24~h. Approximately the latest that it can be. Also Easter is connected to the Jewish Celebration of the Passover Feast, which is the remembrance of the time when God preventedthe Hebrew first born from dying as the Death Angel came into Egypt, and PASSOVER the Hebrew's Homes, because they had killed a lamb for sacrifice and placed the blood of the lamb over the door post of their homes. "We celebrate Easter today because Jesus Christ became the Passover Lamb for us. We have the opportunity to receive the Gift of Salvation from God, because Jesus shed His blood for our sins and became the Passover Lamb that prevents the enemy from separating us from God. We have the opportunity this Holy Season to be a witness for the one that gave His All for each one of us. Share the love of God with someone and bring them to Church this Easter. God bless you all, Pastors Dean and Darlene Rose, Mt Zion Assembly of God. Letters to Editor Dear Editor, When a person least expects it there is an "angel among us." My two grandchildren, ages 2 and 4 were here for a visit. They wanted some "fries". That meant the Mt. Zion McDonalds. Sure, grandma will take you to McDonalds for fries and toplay on the playground equipment. We ordered kid's meals and a wrap. When it came time to pay, I couldn't find my debit card and didn't have enough cash. So, holding up the line at a busy time. I toldthem [ would run to the car to see if the card was there. All three of us hurried to the parking lot-no debit card. But I did have a checkbook. Back we go. Well, they don't take checks. Now what? All of a sudden a person I do not know comes up behind me with his wallet already open and asks "How much do you need?" Of course, I refused with many thanks but he just said "how much?" I told him and he gave me the money, turned around and went back and sat down. Theyoung man at the register said in an astonished voice "do you know him?" No I replied. We gathered everything and holding the two year olds hand we headed back to the children's area. As 1 passed the "angel among us" I asked his name (so I could repay him at a later date). He just said "Doug" and "no thanks, j ust feed those grandbabies." I insisted but again Doug said "no, just pay it forward". We went back to our table. As I was getting our food ready near the window I saw out of the comer of my eye a red truck leaving with Doug at thewheel. See, there really are "angels among us." If anyone knows a Doug with a rec[tmck inMt, Zion with the numbers 2 and 4 somewhere in his license~!at~:l~ur~be~,.plea~ tell him this person thinks he isan angel. Thanks so much, Phyllis Friend and grandbabies Anna and Ben P.S. I found my debh card in a pocket of a jacket I had worn the day before to get groceries. J & R's Stump Tree Trimming & Garden Tilling Do you have trees to take out? Stumps to remove? Gardens to till? Forfree estimates and a DDointments call 543-3461 Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church 345 Main St., 864-2528 Rev. Joel Stevenor Sunday Worship - 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Child Care Provided Handicap Accessible www.mtzion.presbychurch.net First General Baptist Church 2825 S. Baltimore 423-8359 Pastor Randall Garrett Schedule of Services Sunday Worship: 8:00 am & 10:30 am Evening Bible Study: 6:30 pm Sunday School: 9:30 am for all ages Wednesday Bible Study/Children's Choir 6:30 Child Care Provided A.ti h Ch. an.Cbu=h 5409 E. Route 36 Decatur, IL 62521 864-3444 Sunday Morning Worship 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m Building the Kingdom of God Together! Weekly Programs- Bible Adventurers Club (3 yrs-6th grade) FUSION (Youth Group)- Bible Studies Men's & Women's Bible Studies www.accdecatur.org email antiochc@comcast.net East Park Baptist Church 1919 S. Baltimore-Decatur Sunday School 9:30 a.m. (for all ages) Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Mt. Zion Assembly of God !i 634 Woodland Dr. Mt. Zion 864-2701 Rev. Dean Rose Come Worship with us, the Church on the hill Schedule of Services Sunday School 9:30 a.m. * Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am Sunday Children's Service 10:45 * Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. * Childrens Service 7:00 p.m, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church 1220 W. Main Street Mt. Zion, Illinois 62549 Phone 217 864-4813 Fax: 217 864-3672 Rev. William Pyatt Weekend Celebrations Sunday Traditional Worship 8:30 am & Contemporary Worship 10:45 am Sunday School 9:30 am www.mtzionamehureh,org email mtzume@eomcast.net '