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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 The Region News Page 3 ' 3 Phil Jenkins CaroIWaller JackMol!oy AprilNuzzi 855-6930 972.9267 433-6544 412-9009 R0seJ0nes-Hupp KayJacobs TrishaBeck D0ugRawlings 519-2907 201-2600 853-3550 619-9627 Visit our website: "The better we market your property, the better we market our eompany" P. aula Cooley Owner/ Managing Broker 454-1050 OPEN SUNDAY 1-3 584 N. Antler Dr;, MZ 3 BR Bi-Level, 2.5 baths, Lots Updates!, LL waterproofed, Fenced back yd. $119,900. Call Phil. Din: Rt. 121 S to R (W) on Wildwood to L (S) on Woodland to R (W) on Buck's Lair to R (N) on Antler 6707 Sherry CL New Listing! MZ Schools] Very Nice] 3 BR Ranch, Open-Concept, Sunken LR, Kitchen w/island & breakfast bar, Maple hardwood firs., Lg. 2 car att. gar. $204,900. Call Phil. FEATURED LISTINGS vlZ Schools! 3 BR 1 Story, pdates in 2013, Lg. MBR, enced back yd. $93,900. Call Paula. Owner Wants Sold[ "Move in ReadyV 3 BR Ranch in MZ, Lots of Updates! 2 car gan, Deck. $129,900. Call Phil. 4 BR Ranch in MZ, Open- concept, Split bdrm. design, Jacuzzi, Pool. $135,000. Call Kay. MZ Schools! 4 BR Bi-Level, 1.75 baths, Fenced yd. I car- att. & 24x24 det. Garages. $90,000. Call Phil. MZ Schools! Bi-Level, 3 Ig. BR, Neutral Decor, Siding '12, Roof'11, Furnace/AC '03. $132,900. Call Doug Move In Ready! 3 BR Ranch in MZ, 2 baths (updated), New carpet thru-out, FR w/FR NC in 2006, Deck, Fenced back yd. $88,500. Call Phil. MZ Schools! 7+ rolling acres w/beautiful Cape Cod home, Open-concept GR w/Free standing FP, Jetted Tub, Energy Efficient, 2x6 construction, 30x50 shed. $339,990. Call Paula. MZ Schools! Updated 1.5 Story in D City, "Move In Ready!" 2.5 car det gar w/ heat & work bench. $59,900. Call Paula or Phil. '    .............. PEN iiii::ii::i::i::i::iiii::::i!i::!!iiii:.! O SUNDAY 1-3 Y ::: I 2555 S. Rachel's Way  [ MZ Schools! Very Well-Maintained 3 BI  ........... |1 Ranch, Molloy Custom Built for Owner! *  '" ':1 "A Must See!" Lots Deluxe Features 1 throughout. Bsmt. $205,900. Call Jack. Dir.: Lost Bridge N on thto R (E) oo Redlich to L (N) on Rachel's Way. O,N SUNDAY 1-3 2660 Jennifer Dr.  MZ Schools! Nice Updated 4 BR 2 Story, 2.75 . baths, Open..concept K/FR Combo. $194,900. ............... Call Doug. Dir.: Rt. 36 Eastto R (S) on 70th tu R (W) at stop sign to L at Jennifer. No schJ..story, Open-cXlths, Upda.ll,,)0. CalIDoug. 3 BR Ranch, "Great Starter Home!" Fenced corner lot. Agent Owned! $49,000. Call Doug. 8 BR 2.5 Story/3 Story with English Domestic architec- ture, 4.5 baths, Full bsrnt, =A Must See!" $162,000. Call Tdsha. 0000000000 Ranch, Lots windows, lake view, freshly painted. $54,900. Call Paula or Phil. 3 BR Bi-Level, Completely Updated!, Wet Bar and Hot tub on LL $69,900. Call Tnsha Meddian Schools! 1 Story in Macon, "Selling As ts! , Updates 2000 thru 2013! 9,500. Call Carol. Sanga.rnon Valley Schools! "Move In Ready!" 3 BR Ranch, Lots Updates! $99,900. Call Tnsha. W/L Schools! 5 BR, Spacious 2 Story with adjoining 80x120 lot, Huge Deck, Pool, Shed. $154,900. Call Phil. Well-Maintained! 3 BR plus FR/Bonus Room, Updates 2006-2010, Bsmt. 1.5 car det. gar. $89,900. Call Paula. Decatur City Council Passes Stormwater Utility, Addresses Dredging Project Hiring A storm water utility passed by the Decatur City Council Monday night will provide funding for improvements and maintenance to a storm system that, if stretched end to end, would extend south to the very outskirts of Cairo, IL and north past the borders of Gurnee. Council members voted 7-0 in favor of a local storm Water utility fee to help reduce the backlog of storm water related repair and replacement projects while increasing the management and maintenance of existing systems. It is a use- specific charge, meaning that the funds paid will go specifically to address the almost $60 million in needed storm water improvements identified as part of the City's Storm Water Master Plan. That list includes a "top 10" list of prioritized projects that would most likely be funded first. The storm water utility fee will be based on the amount of storm water runoff generated by each property meaning that the bulk of the fee will be paid by property owners-that generate the bulk of storm water runoff. The fee will be calculated based on the amount of hard surface at each site with estimates indicating that the average homeowner will pay about $3.67 per month. The local storm water management system is made up of 214 miles of storm sewers, 3,200 manholes, 8,400 catch basins, 275 miles of roadside ditches and 315 drainage outfalls all of which have to be replaced, repaired or regularly maintained continued on page 5 Millikin features historical works of music Millikin University's His unique approach to rhythm Percussion Ensemble will and timbre has attracted some present its annual Masterworks of the world's most notable Concert on Saturday, April 26 at conductors including Zubin 7:30 p.m. in Kirkland Fine Arts Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Percussion Ensemble 'Masterworks' Concert percussion studio and ensembles represent one of the finest undergraduate programs of its kind. Through a diverse selection of degree programs and course Center on Millikin's campus. The performance is free and open to the public. The Percussion Ensemble's Masterworks Concert will showcase the depth and breadth of contemporary chamber music through a program featuring historically significant works for percussion. The Percussion Ensemble will premiere a new work by Avner Dorman entitled, "Consumed," a tour de force for keyboard percussion instruments. ' Avner Dorman has quickly risen to become one of the leading composers of his generation. Riccardo ,Chailly,. and -Ivid---- offerings,, they ,e ,commjUed Robertson. Conductors bring Dorman's music to international audiences with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles l'hilharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony and many others. Dorman's works explore a diverse range of genre and stylistic parameters, including works for dance and film. Millikin's Percussion Ensembles are under the direction of Brian Justison, Millikin professor of rnsic. Millikin University's to providing students with the , facilities and training necessary to achieve success in the professional world. Percussion studies at Millikin are designed to develop the whole musician - artistically, intellectually, and technically through the integration of theory and practice. The goal is to develop the highest possible level of musicianship and an appropriate proficiency in performance, teaching, technology, or program administration depending on the curriculum of study chosen by continued on page 4 Let us place  your business here. . Call the t Mt. Zion 1, Region News 64-4212 VISIT ',1 OUR WEBSITE Latest News..EVents..Maps p II I': I1: '1O It, A(; I!: i ::: .iiii tii  .... ;iii;..-.: :iiii.  . ............ ::U: ;ii::i::i !::!i::i :" .::.. ;.-'.::i;; "iii::::::iii::::::! ! :: ::iii:i!:i : ii::ii::i::ii: ::i::!::i::il i::i!::i:; ...... i::i::ii::i iii::::::::::::::::::::::::::::.ii!iiiiiiii;;ii!iI!iiiiiiiii;i!iiiiiiii!i Let us place '-" your business here.  Call the  Mt. Zion Region News " 864-4212 GREGG. THOMAS Specializing m. one owner/low mde vehicles hine Motors 1110 N. State Hwy. 121 V Ir' ML Zion, Illinois 62549 800-4161 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. R&M Disposal Services Inc. Locally owned Commercial/Residential Curbside Recycling 1 yd. to 6 yd. containers available 217-864-4607 "Mt. Zion's Finest" Sunday 864-9888 Noon -4:00 p.m. .q Let us place your business here. Call the Mt. Zion Region News 864-4212 Thank you to everyone who participated in our paper shredding event on April 12th. Over 2,400 lbs. were shredded - 400 lbs. more than last year's event. We are happy to offer this service for area residents and appreciate your support in the library's events and programs. Speaking of events...library staff is busy finalizing plans for this year's Summer Reading Program. This year's theme is "Paws to Read" and many fun programs and activities for all ages are being planned. The focus is always reading for fun and registration for the reading program will begin June 9th: During the week of June 9 you can register to read (with the bonus of earning prizes) and sign up for the various programs. If you have a child in Off The Shelf by Mt. Zion Library Director Maria Dent the Mt. Zion school system, look for a flier with program details before school dismisses for the summer. The library recently received a grant from the Secretary of State. The "Another Back to Books Grant" provided funds to purchase many new books in the Children's and Young Adult areas. Stop in and check out the new additions. Both our American Girl program (Tuesday, May 13, 4:30) and, "The Sky's the Limit" (Tuesday, May 27, 4:30) will hold their final meetings in May. Both programs will return in October. These are great programs for youth 7 yrs. and older. And don't forget our ongoing Book Club. We meet the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. for about an hour. New readers are always welcome. We select books a few months in advance and then the library borrows enough copies for everyone. We will discuss Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods on May 8. Please check our website: for a full description of these and all programs and services. We hope to see you soon at your library, Maria Wise and Otherwise iii By Kent A Stock HOLDING BACK THE YEARS Finally! I completed the task! I unloaded the dining room table. The cherry wood antique stood there, newly dusted, in the middle of the "great" room glistening. I stood back and smiled; an empty table - really? That table saw many a morning breakfast my Morn fixed for me and my friends as we were growing up. If I get close enough I can probably still smell pancakes and bacon that most assuredly were soaked into the wood. It was the place where I had a quick lunch at noon coming home from school. It was the table at which I had many a late night talk with my Dad. The table held punch bowls ffor parties and gifts for new babies, flowers from our yard just .because, and birthday cakes with an untold number of candles blown out by family and friends. It still shines despite the ice cream dropped, the pop spilled, and the jelly smeared over the years by that wacky group I call a family and the even wackier group of friends. Over the years it has been covered with photos, art projects, computer screens and also served as a temporary pet headquarters (birds, hamsters). It has held brochures being put together for our town's festivals, plans for the alumni banquet at Homecoming and an untold number of photographs taken by many a past and present camera. How many card games were played around the table over the years with friends? How many board games such as Monopoly, Sorry and, quite fittingly the game of "Life"? How many times did someone yell "Yahtzee" or "Uno"? It was the place to hang out when we had company. As for holidays, I'm surprised it didn't collapse from the weight of the food it held at Thanksgiving. Christmas gifts might be found on it from Santa, the Easter bunny almost always put the baskets there and at Halloween it held pumpkin heads full of candy to give out. It was also the place where we sorted our candy when we came home. Plans for college were made here, taxes were done on it, family reunions were held around it and many a meal be it for two or a dozen plus were served here. It has held birth announcements, graduation invitations, anniversary announcements, and sympathy cards. The table has been white, a dark green and now is restored to the beauty of the natural cherry. It has a bit of a wohky leg and someone (me) needs to get underneath and do a little repair work from time to time. If you look there may be a scratch or two but all in all the old table has outlived many a tablecloth down through the years. I smiled because I know it won't stay empty long as it is the absolute best at holding things - like memories. I'm positive there is always room for more of those. ...... , : Miltikin students to showcase research, scholarship and creative efforts during 2014 Celebrations of Scholarship Mhlikin University will celebrate the scholastic and artistic achievements of students throughout the campus community during the 2014 Celebrations of Scholarship (COS) beginning Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. with Honors Convocation in Kirkland Fine Arts Center. Millikin's Celebrations of Scholarship will continue on Friday, April 25 with a full day of student ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: iiii!:::; ................................  ;:::i::!:: ............................ 2i : ::!::!:::: ::::!i :iii!:: ii::iiii i iii iiii;i:iiiiiiiiiiii :: :: iiii::i::iii: i i:: ::::.;,ii iii. ii ::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ;' ;ii i::::iiii i::::i:: ::i iiiw:i;i::; Let us place ff- your business here. Call the i Mt. Zion Region News MT. Z][ON 330 Broadway Mt. Zion, IL 62549 864-4414 Four locations to serve you. We have climate control units. www.mtzionselfstorage.eom Jones Masonary Construction Blocks, Bricks, Concrete Waterproofing, Free Estimates Mike Jones Jon Hayes 519-O8O2 864-3340 presentations from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on the Millikin campus; the event is free and open to the public, celebrations of Scholarship will also feature the 'James Millikin Scholars (JMS) Senior Recognition Day on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in ADM-Scovill Hall on Millikin's campus. One of the highlights of the academic year, the annual Celebrations of Scholarship recognizes the research, scholarship and creative efforts of students from all four colleges and the University- wide Honors Program, showing that an education focused on engaging students in the theory and practice of their disciplines develops accomplished scholars prepared for graduate and professional study or challenging positions in the workplace. "The Celebrations of Scholarship marks a special day in the Millikin year, a time when the Performance Learning at the heart of the Millikin experience comes alive for all to see," said Millikin University President Dr. Patrick E, White. "On this day, students from across campus share their work, offering evidence of the depth of learning that goes on every day in class and out." Multiple sessions on April 25 will be held across the campus, modeled on a scholarly conference format. The event will represent scholarship across a wide range of disciplines including behavioral sciences, modern languages, exercise science & sport, entrepreneurship, and nursing. The event on April 25 extends beyond research presentations - scheduled events include everything from a business competition featuring student- created businesses to theatre scene work. The Mt. Zion Region News (ISSN10860657) usPs (594-960) P.O. Box 79,433 N. State Hwy 121 Mt. Zion, Illinois 62549-0079 217-864-4212 Fax: 217-864-4711 e-mail: mtzionregionnews @ Publisher Greg Hoskins General Manager Periodicals Stephanie Wierman postage paid Editor at Mount Zion, Illinois Crystal Reed Advertising Cassady Schultz Sports Trevor Brothers Published weekly by Mt. Zion Publications, Inc. Annual subscriptions $29-Macon, Moultrie, Piatt counties; $33 rest of Illinois;S35 outside state;S2 senior discount Postmaster: Please send address changes to Mt. Zion Region News P.O. Box 79 Mt. Zion, IL 62549-0079 Mt. 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