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Page 2 The Region News Wednesday, May 11, 2011 May 6, 2011. The first installment due date will be June 6 and the second installment due date will be September l.Taxpayers have several options in paying their tax bills. Taxpayers can mail their payment postmarked by the due date. Payments are accepted in per- son in the Treasurer's office in the Macon County Office Building, 141 S. Main Street, Room 302, Decatur during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition, there is a secure drop box located outside on the north side of the County Of- fice Building available 24 hours. Most Macon County banks and credit Unions accept real estate tax payments for their customers. Finally. payments can be made through the Illinois E-Pay system at wx Taxpayers who normally receive their tax bill at their home and have not received a tax bill by May 20 should call the Macon County Treasurer's office at 424-1426. If your tax bill is paid by escrow, your bank or mortgage company is required by Illi- nois state law to send a copy of your tax bill to the homeowner within 15 days. Attention Taxpayers In Blue Mound Park District Macon County Treasurer/Tax Collector Ed Yoder would like to notify the tax payers who live in Blue Mound Park District that they will be receiving a corrected tax bill fhis year. This is due to a tech- nical error in the County Clerk's calculation of tax rates. If you are a tax payer in the Blue Mound Park District, please be sure to pay the amount from the "Corrected" tax bill. Moultrie-Douglas Jr. & Sr, Legion Baseball There will be an informational meeting on May 15,2011 at 2 pm. The meeting will be held at the Arthur High School gym for players interested in playing Jr. & Sr. Legion baseball this summer. The age requirement for Senior Legion requires that your birth year be no earlier than 1992, with Junior Legion no earlier than 1994. If you have any questions, please call Jeannette at 543-3780. EAA 274 Pancake Breakfast The Local Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA 274 Loren Hodge Chapter) is having a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast at the Decatur Airport Located on Airport Road at the FBO Hanger on May 21st from 8:00am Until ll:00am. The cost is $6.00 for adults and S4.00 for children 12 and under and is a all you can eat breakfast with coffee and orange juice. We will also be having Young Eagle Flights for Children 8 to 17 years of age at no charge, weather per- mitring. A parent or gaurdian must be present with the child to sign permission slip to be able to fly.This fundraiser is in conjunction with the Decatur Airport Fun Day and there will be various Airport Aircraft and Equipment on display. Hammond Alumni Reunion Dinner The alumni of Hammond Community Schools will have a reunion dinner on May 29 at the Hammond Community Building. The potluck dinner begins at 12:30 p.m. The event is for anyone who attended Hammond schools. Persons having questions about the reunion should call (217) 262-3279 for additional information. Shirley's Flower Shop To Hold Sidewalk Garden Plant Sale Shirley's Flower Shop will have a buy one, get one free Sidewalk Garden Plant Sale in front of their shop this Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross for Flood and Tornado Victims in the south. Donations will also be accepted. The shop is located at 245 Main in Mt. Zion OPEN HOUSE Show Choir Dinner Theatre Continued From Page I System perform. The group performed their competition show. The started out with "Sing A Song," then "Listen To The Music." The set slowed down with John Lennon's "'Imagine" then picked up with "In The End" and "Animal Song." The Les Femmes and Swingsations then presented their competition shows. Between the competition shows two ensembles performed. You've Got Male which is Christian Clark, Klint Gibbons, Seth Myers, Elijah Wenndt were joined by Mt. Zion teacher and music lover Rich Hansen for "The Friday Song" which details why people love that day of the week. Bella Vista which is Kathryn Boorstein, Cora Brewer, Brooke Gibson and Erynn Williams performed "For Good" from "Wicked." A special thanks to the donations and time of the following individuals/sponsors that made this event a success: Caterpillar, Cayla Hittmeier, Decatur Conference Center and Hotel, Dynagraphics, Earthmover Credit Union, Village Board Meeting Continued From Page 1 terms on the Liquor Advisory Commission expiring in 2013. Steve Bowman, Dave Burge and Linda Perry were appointed to 1 year terms on the Police Board of Review expiring in 2012. The board approved these appointments. Next of the agenda was Annual Motor Fuel Tax Resolution for Street Maintenance. The $60,000 resolution was prepared by BGM and is an IDOT requirement to authorize expenditures from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund. The resolution included street patching materials, salt and sand for ice removal, street sweeping, Giberson Electric, Gibson Insurance Agency, GT Church. Kenney's Ace Hardware, Hickory Point Bank, Miller Container, PPG, S.A. Lewi,s, The Butcher Block, Mt. Zion High School Custodians and Food Service Staff, Mt. Zion School Administration. traffic control maintenance, sign signs of age and was constructed maintenance and other street with heavier metal so it could be maintenance items, used for dirt. This has caused Items in the resolution total some curb damage in the Village $57,873.50 plus $2,000 for and added stress to an end loader. engineering. The Village expects A newer lighter weight to receive $130,000 MFT this snowplow setup is a budgeted year and the remainder will be item for the FY 2011-2012. The kept in reserve for future Village will accept sealed bids projects. The board approved the for 30 days. The board approved resolution, this. Then a sale of surplus The board also approved equipment was discussed. The budget adjustments for.FY 2010- Village was seeking approval 2011. This required by the from the board to accept sealed auditors prior to them coming in bids for a Henke End Loader to do audit. The board has Dozer/Snow Plow Blade. scheduled a study session for The blade is beginning to show May 16 alter the regular meeting. Air Force Airman Garner Richards Selected As Graduates From Basic Training Senior Of The Month military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an in- tensive, eight-week program that included training in military dis- cipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. She is the daughter of Janann Burrus of Sullivan, Ill. Garner graduated in 2004 from Mount Zion High School, Ill. Air Force Airman Heather M. Garner graduated from basic Cunningham Receives President's Sery, ice Award: bkegar iCunrtingh,m !waa sel.ected as a recipient of tb,e. 20!1 President's Service Award for extraordinary commitment to social justice and public service by New York University. This award rec- ognizes outstanding NYU students who have made significant con- tributions to the university community in the areas of learning, lead- ership, and quality of student life. Megan graduates from NYU School of Law this May. She is a 2003 graduate of Mt. Zion High School and 2006 graduate of the University of Illinois. Her parents are Lee and Terry Cunningham of Decatur B  Macon County Fair Queen Contestants eth Buske & Chris Pogue Needed p 4 00a'r Sunday, May 15 Queen Pageant. This years pageant offers a $1000 scholarship among many other prizes donated by local businesses. The winner will 1:00-3:30 p.m. serve as the official hostess of the Macon County Fair and promote the fair by making appearances throughout Macon County and the Mt. Zion Lions Center State of Illinois. Queen contestants must be between the ages of 17 ;  and 21 and Junior Misses must be between the ages' of 11 and 13. ",, ,, ,,,  a _,,., For more information call Melissa at 217-7.63-6393 or to ..... " . ,iU/,i Saveupto our AN N U SPRi NG SAVINGS |VENT Exceptional savings on select products & services including -k Schrock cabinets r Kitchens -k Bathrooms -k Siding Windows #r Decks Builders & Remodelers Your   t : dea/er l-te key lo better living since 1966 i, t;z ............... Patrick Richards has been se- lected as the March Senior of the Month at Mt. Zion High School. He will receive a $50 savi'ngs In Trustee items a question was asked about the status of the sewer project near Sunset: Administrator Jerry Potts said BGM was currently working on engineering. Potts said there are plans to do construction in Spring 2012 and that he hopes to bring something to the board this summer. Potts said the intent is to make the project a priority. The Mayor also wanted citizens to know that Blue Ribbon Days will go on as planned. A&M Pyrotechnics will be assigning another individual to do the fireworks display. March bond from Prairie State Bank & Trust for this honor. Patrick has played Baseball the past four years and is a four year letter winner. During his tYesh- man year, he was a part of the team that went to the Elite 8. The last two years, he has lettered in Varsity Basketball and partici- pated in Football his freshman and sophomore years. He was in- ducted into National Honor So- ciety his junior year and contin- ues to be an active member. After graduation, Patrick plans to attend Illinois State University to major in Pre-Med. His parents are Melinda and Randy Richards of Dalton City. O.E. Schrock, Inc. * 107 S. Moses Dr. Arthur, IL 61911 217.543.3725 ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... , ....,....,. .................................................................... Myers Selected As April Senior Of,The M0nth Callie Myers has been selected as the April Senior of the Month at Mt. Zion High School. She will receive a $50 savings bond from Prairie State Bank & Trust Hwy 121 Mt. Zion 864-2396 of the town. for this honor. During her high school career, Callie has been involved in a myriad of activities: Student Council (Secretary), S.A.D.D., Spanish Club, MEDICS, and A.ES. International Club. She is a four year member of the Mt. Zion Swingsations ;how Choir of which she is Student President and Dance Captain. Callie was inducted into National Honor Society and is currently the Trea- surer. Her honors include receiving the D.A.R. Award, being listed on the Honor Roll, and being elected as the 20 l 0 Homecoming Queen. In her spare time, Callie is a dancer for Studio B and volun- teers/assists at Releve Dance. She is an active member of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church and took part in the Mt. Top Outreach Mission Trip. After graduation, Callie plans to attend Bradley University to major in Physical Therapy. Her parents are Tammie and Steve Myers. Heather (Howell) Hale is now at Annette's Classy Cuts 405 Main Street, Mt. Zion 864-4513 CALL TODAY! $ 8.00 wet + cut $ 23.00 color $ 5.00 kids cuts $ 35.00 1 color hi-lites $ 40.00 perm $45.00 2 color hi-lites Use your Mt. Zion Science Saver Card for Discounts