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Page 6 The Region News Wednesday, July 1, 2009 Oddfellows Lodge 300 And Kenney's Ace Hardware To Hold Christmas In July Fundraiser The Odd Fellows Lodge #300 and Kenney's Ace Hardware of Mt. Zion are sponsoring a toy drive and family fun day. "Christmas in July" will be a fundraiser for the Mt. Zion Community Children's Christmas Fund.This event will be held on Saturday July 11 th from 10am-2pm at Kenney's Ace Hardware in Mt. Zion. We are asking for donations of new unwrapped toys with value between $5.00- $10.00 for boys and girls from newborn to 16 years old. Toys may be dropped off at Ace Hardware anytime before the event or brought to the family tun day on Jtily 1 lth. Toys brought in during the event, the donator will receive 8 free game tickets. There will be games, food, raffles, bounce houses and entertainment by country, singer Eric Burgett. The Mt. Zion Fire department will have trucks on display, along with WANDTV's Stormrunner.Bring the kids out for a fun day and support a good cause. Any questions can be directed to Kerry Toothman 972-8477. V I LLOG@ OF Office of the Mayor DONALD R. ROBINSON PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, Blue Ribbon Night, sponsored by the Mt. Zion Economic Development Commission, will be held Friday, Jdy 3, 2009, and will kick off the Independence Day Celebration in Mt. Zion; and, WHEREAS, Blue Ribbon Night will feature family tim, including a Free, Celebration  Fireworks Speemedr, and concessions for fondring purposes; and, WHEREAS, Blue Ribbon Hight helps add to our sense of community pride and rit, stngthen our commmaity bonds, and give us great hope for the future; and, THEREFORE, l, Donald R. Robinson, Mayor OfML   July 3, 2009, as BLUlg RIBIM NIGIlT in Mr. Zion and lby  all Zion atl re, ca residants to take ia't in tbe Bh l'blx  nml m r blessings as a cmaainonity! IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand md .earned the Great Seal of the Village of ML Zion to be affixed on this 22  day of June, 2009. Donakt R. Robinse6 Mayor of MI. Zion Thomas Commissioned As Second Lieutenant In U.S, Army Jarod M. Thomas has been commissioned as a second lieu- tenant in the U.S. Army aftersuc- cessfully completing the Army ROTe (Reserve Officer Training Corps) program and graduating with a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. The new officer will be d00 MAIN sr (217) 864-.5424 branched to a specific corps in the Army to serve on octive duty or in the National Guard Or Reserve. The lieutenant will attend an of- ricer basic course relating to his or her particular military occupa- tional" specialty/job. Afterward, the officer will complete ad- vanced training by attending ba- sic officer leadership courses for career progression purposes. The ROTe curriculum pre- pares students with the tools, training and experiences to help cadets succeed as effective lead: ers in any competitive environ- ment. Army officers serve as leaders, counselors, strategists and motivators, who lead other soldiers in all situations occurring in ever-changing environments. As trained problem-solvers, key influencers and planners, they are driven to achieve success with their team on every mission. He is the son of Jonathon D. and Sue Ellen Thomas of Decatur. Thomas is a 2005 graduate of Mount Zion High School, Ill. FliderAnd Operation Enduring Support Partner For Cell Phone Collection Drive State Rep. Bob Flider (D-Mt. Zion) joined effort "with Operation Enduring Support, and the non-profit organization "Cell Phones for Soldiers," to conduct J Mr. ZION, ILLINOIS 62549 ............... -.-r ..... a cell phone drive running through the end of July. Locations throughout the 10P t district will have boxes where residents can donate their old cell phones and electronic communication devices, which will be recycled to provide calling cards to soldiers serving overseas. "Our service men and women dedicate their lives every day to protecting our country. As a small token of our appreciation for their dedicated service, we have the opportunity to provide them with the ability to contact their family and friends without expense to themselves," said Flider. "I am also excited to partner with Operation Enduring Support, vho already does so much to provide so much for our soldiers. We are asking the community to help support our troops by dropping off old cell phones that may be lying around your house." "Cell Phones for Soldiers" was founded b.y teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist of Norwell, Massachusetts, with $21 of their own money. Since then, the non-profit organization has raised millions of dollars in donations and distributed more than 500,()00 prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas. This program businesses and residents to recycle their used or outdated cell phones and other portable communication devices. Collected equipment will be sold to ReCellular and the proceeds are used by "Cell Phones for Soldiers" to purchase calling cards that are given to U.S. military personnel serving around the world. Each cell phone collected will provide one hour of call time for our servicemen and women. "Operation Enduring support has, for the past 7 years, attempted to always support our (roops and families," said Betty Gaumer of Operation Enduring Support. "Partnering with Representative Flider and Cell Phones for Soldiers is a chance for us to continue on that mission." Local residents can supportthe PPG Workers-Hold Informational Pickets Continued From Page I place with the union. "At this point, PPG has decided not to publicly discuss the specifics of our negotiations at Mt. Zion other than to say that these negotiations are taking place at a time when the residential and commercial glass markets, which this plant serves, 0 are severely depressed," spokesman Jeremy Neuhart said. The union represents about 150 workers still employed for PPG at the Mt. Zion plant. There are about 250 people employed at the plant according to Neuhart. The union currently has no plans to walk off the job. collection drive until July 31, by donating their old phones and equipment at any of the following locations: 13Representative Bob Flider's District Office, 132 South Water, Suite 101, Decatur. 13Grace United Methodist Church, 901 N. Main St. Decatur. 13Macon County Office Building, Room 210, 141 S. Main St, Decatur 13Decatur YMCA, 220 W McKinJey Ave, Decatur 13Marrowbone Public Library, 216 W. Main St, Bethany. 13Decatur Public Library, 130 N. Franklin St, Decatur. 13Lovington Public Library, 110 W. State Street, Loyington. 13Moweaqua Public Library, 600 N. Putnam St, Moweaqua. 13Mt. Zion Public.Library, 115 W. Main St, Mt. Zion. 13Argenta-Oreana Public Library, 100 S. Rt 48, Oreana. 13Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library, 2 W. Water St, Sullivan. 13Windsor Public Library 102 S. Maple, Windsor. 13 Findlay Village Hall, 101 E. South Second, Findlay. For more information on the cell phone drive or if you would like to set up a donation box at your location please contact Rep. Flider's office at (217) 428-2708 or toll-free at (866) 453-2066. The 101 ' District includes all or portions of: Decatur, Long Creek, Mount Zion, Oreana, Allenville, Arthur, Bethany, Dalton City, Gays, Lovington, Sullivan, Findlay, Moweaqua, Westervelt, Oaldey lind Windsor. DECATUR EARTHMOVER CREDIT UNION where we keep it Simple. 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