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, Phone 217-86442i2 Fax Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Vol. 57, No. 24 Mt. Zion is Monday, June )16 at 5:15 ,held at Village Hall :400 Mt. Zion Parkway, School 2i; 20 25 at the Tea to meet the and Brueggemanns To by CRYSTAL REED Editor Two well known insurance agents , in the Mt. Zion area will be retiring in July. Craig and Carolyn Brueggemann have been providing insurance services to the Mt. Zion area for around 30 years. According to Craig, his dad passed on the agency to him and he is the third generation of his family with Country Financial dating back to 1945-1946. The agency offers life, home, health and auto insurance as well as mutual funds. In addition to the Brueggemanns retiring, Production Assistant Noelle Yeakel will also be departing the agency after having worked there for 17 years. As for plans for retirement, Carolyn has plans to open a gift shop in Shelbyville and Craig has plans to renew his flying license and enjoy bicycling, fishing, hunting and hopefully traveling. Craig who is a 30 year Lions Club member, will be transferring his membership to Shelbyville. When asked what he will miss most about the agency Craig it is his clients. "I will miss my clients coming in and the bantering back and forth," he said. The Country Financial agency will Retire From Country Financial At The End of June i Craig (center) and Carolyn Brueggemann (right) will be retiring from Country Financial as of July 1. Noelle Yeekel (left) will also be departing from the agency, photo by Crystal Reed, have two new agents taking over on Lamb. According to Craig, everything change in staff. Jury 1, Maggie Wienke and Brittany will continue as it was except for the Mt. Zion Library Hosts by CRYSTAL REED Editor When most people think of bubbles, they think of being a child but the most recent library program showed that bubbles are way more than child's play. Ben Jimenez of Ben's Bubble Show started doing bubble' shows about five years ago and is one of 20 professiomd bubbleologists in the United States. He does bubble shows full time and does three shows a day, six days a week at mainly schools and libraries. He got into the art of bubbles after he lost his job and after lots of practice decided to make it a career. He started by talking about the Milky Way galaxy which we live in. Jimenez stated that above us is a bubble of gamma ray radiation. He also stated there's another bubble under the Milky Way as well. Jimenez then started blowing bubbles by taking two fingers and forming a circle. Next, Jimenez started to make bubbles with smoke inside including a double volcano which released smoke into the air. He also utilized geometry to create a bubble cube that was made of six bubbles. He then started to create a bubble inside of a bubble. He then showed how to put the bubble inside and take it back out again. Jimenez also tried different tools, like a string dipped in bubble juice then created large bubbles over the audience. He also utilized several volunteers, one of volunteers was tasked with popping bubbles as quickly as they could. Another volunteer placed a glove on one hand and was tasked with bouncing bubbles off of their hand. Part of the program involved turning the lights down so Jimenez could create bubble sculptures using his light table. Some of the items he created included a dome within a dome, a snowman with decorative accessories and a bubble that he called a half and half. He also created what he called "the bridge which involved a connector between two larger bubbles. Jimenez also brought out larger wands and called up several volunteers. He taught those volunteers how to blow and create bubbles. Volunteers blew bubbles and learned how to create bubble rainbows. He also created bubbles around the heads of volunteers. Jimenez finished up his program by utilizing a hula hoop dipped in bubble solution to create bubbles around volunteers. He dipped the hoop then brought it up over the volunteers heads. He even found a small volunteer and created a snow globe that fully engulfed the seated volunteer in a bubble. Ben's Bubble Show To Kick Off Summer Reading Program Ben Jimenez (left) holds a smoke bubble while volunteer Chase Durbin (right) takes a straw to the bubble. photo by Crystal Reed. Mt. Zion Community Ice Cream Social To Be Held This Saturday The 22nd annual Community Ice The ice cream social is a benefit beautiful quilt. The children can have Cream Social will be held Saturday June for Mt. Zion individuals who have a fun in the Bounce House, doing crafts, 18 from 5:00-7:30 P.M. at the Mt, Zion financial crisis due to serious medical and playing games. The entertainment United Methodist Church, 1220 West issues. This year the proceeds will go schedule includes: The Royal Main. The social is organized by Mt. to Chad Hale, Connie Danzeisen, and Twirling Academy, Brenna Pfeifer, Zion Presbyterian Church, Our Lady Stephanie Hudson. soloist, Macon County Brass, and the of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Join us for pulled pork sandwiches, Presbyterian Church Choir featuring Antioch Christian Church and the Mt. hot dogs, ice cream, pies, cakes and Kristen Black. Zion United Methodist Church. It is refreshments. There will be a silent Bring your lawn chairs and spend the Supported by several area businesses, auction for a variety of baskets for evening with friends and family! churches, and organizations, children and adults as well as a Theevent will be held rain or shine. Kyle Pflum was presented a plaque in appreciation for his service as Mt. Zion Chamber of Commerce President at the chamber's monthly luncheon. Pflum served as Chamber President from June 2014-June 2016. He was presented the plaque bycurrent Chamber President Becky Hamilton. photo by Crystal Reed. i: r i