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Page 2 The Region News Wednesday, July 14, 2010 islation. search Millikili t is spend- ing the summer working on a research project as part of Millikin's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. The program gives students the opportunity to work one on-one with a faculty member to conduct research projects. Markwell, a biology major, is working with Dr. Jeff Hughes, professor of biology, to study the analysis of activity and integrity of S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine Permease Clones. Mt. Zion Christian Church Hosting Vacation Bible School Looking for a great Vacation Bible School? Come and join forces with God at the Hero HeadQuarters at Mt. Zion Christian Church (1125 Florian Ave.. Mt. Zion, IL) the week of July 18 thru 22. For more information you can call Justin Rizzo at (217) 864-4315 Hillside Bethel To Host Crosby Ministry on Sun- day, July 18 Hillside Bethel is hosting the Crosby Ministry to Sunday, July 18 during their 10:30 a.m. worship service and in the 6:00 p.m. worship service. The presentation will be conducted by Scott and Marci Crosby of Abbeville, Louisiana. The Crosby Ministry has traveled extensively across the United States and Canada in both children and adult min- istry, being frequent speakers at Youth Camps, Church Conventions and Kids Krusades. The presentations use multimedia messages in- cluding visualized song, Christian costumes, black light stories, amaz- ing illustrations and puppets preseting songs, skits and bible verses. The event is free and for all ages. If you plan on attending please call the church at 429-5590 to reserve your seats.. History Museum Exhibit To Honor Korean War Veterans The Macon County History Museum announces the opening of a new exhibit. "Korean War: The Forgotten War" on Wednesday, July 14 at 1:30 p.m. The new exhibit will honor the men and women who served their country during the Koran War on the 60th anniversary of the start of Cold War Conflict that began five years after the end of WWII. The exhibit will explore the history of the war through the use of historical background information and photos beginning with the war's start on June 25, 1950, to the war's end on July 27, 1952. In conjunction with the opening of the exhibit the museum will also host a Korean War Veteran's Panel Discussion Program at the mu- seum on Saturday, July 24 at 1:30 p.m., the panel will consist of four local Korean War veterans who will tell about their war experiences, with the panel also including Mrs. Lee Parks, a former South Korea citizen, who will tell about her own personal experiences during the war conflict. Dr. Seuss Night At Children's Museum of Illinois Dr. Seuss night is coming Thursday, July 15 from 6-8 p.m. Chil- dren 3 to 7 years old will enjoy silly games, a craft, a Seuss story and eating "green eggs and ham" Preregistration is required and' children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Cost for me .mbers is $6 and $9 for non-members. Call 423-5437 to register. Music At The Museum Ice Cream Social The Children's Museum will host their annual Music and the Mu- seum Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, July 21 from 5-8 p.m. Admis- sion is free for the evening and'children must be accompanied by an adult. Music featuring Greater Decatur Youth Band, Young Park Sing- ers, and Decatur Park Singers begins at 6 p.m. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the free music. Concessions will be avail@le including ice cream, pizza, snocones and popcorn for a fee. For additional infor- mation call 323-5437. DMCOC Announces Start Of LIHEAP Summer As- sistance Program Decatur Macon County Opportunities Corporation announces.the start of LIHEAP Summer Energy Assistance Program. The L1HEAP Summer Assistance Program is targeted to at-risk households, de- fined as income eligible seniors (age 60 and above), persons with disabilities, families with children less than 36 months of age as of the date of application, and those with a medical certificate stating they have a condition aggravated by extreme heat (i.e. COPD, asthma, heart condition). There will be no reconnection money at this time. DMCOC will start scheduling appointments July 19. The program begins on July 19, 2010 and will conclude on July 30, 2010 or when all funds are exhausted, whichever comes first. To qualify, these at risk households must hav.e incomes equal to or less than 150% of the poverty 16vel. For a household of one person 30 day gross income of $1,354. For a household of 2 a 30 day gross income of $1,821. Fora household of 3 a 30 day gross income of $2,289. For a household of 4 a 30 day gross income of $2,756. Interested households may call DMCOC (217) 428-2193 on July 19 starting at 8:30 a.m. to obtain an appointment. Only one appointment can be made per phone call. They will also be at the Civic Center on July 19 starting at 7 a.m. to sched- ule appointments. One appointment can be mad e per household. The appointments will be issued on a first come first served basis'until all available appointment are filled Correction On the front page of the June 30 issue of the Region News a photo titled "Sumaner Reading Goes Wild At the Library Last Week" the boy in the picture was identified, as Carter Schnetzler. The boy pic- tured was actually Gabe Sphar. We regret the error. coaducting Re- )Lady Landowners Page 1 at the very first meeting was a law professor from the University of Illinois. Rowe shared that her favorite outing over the years was a horseradish farm. She recalled the farm had 60 acres of land with crops on it. The speaker last week was Bruce Moore, who talked abo, ut life from the 1900s to the current day. He talked about population increases and the prices of basic items such as milk and bread have fluctuated. After his presentation he asked members about some of their favori te memories from childhood. Members talked about spending time with relatives, working on the farm and other memories. Besides meetings and speakers Continued From on agricultural topics the group takes trips as well. O ,er the years destinations have included the Chicago Board of Trade, Anheuser Busch Brewery, Archer Daniels Midland, Tate and Lyle and the John Deere Combine Factory. Current president Judy Tilton attributes the groups longevity and membership of around 80 people to the ladies interest in new ag techniques. " This is a very aware group of ladies who are interested in technology and farra technology," Triton said "Its because they have been active in the process." For more information on the group contact Macon County Soil and Water District at 4004 College Park Road, Decatur or call 877-5670 ext 3. Alleluia Singers Celebrate 35 Years Sunday, July 18 the Alleluia denominations and communities Singers ,;viii celebrate their 35'h in central Illinois have been a year singing "Alleluia/A Praise part of the Alleluia Singers Gathering" at the Antioch during thel ast 35 years. Christian Church. The concert Joe Wolfe, a Millikin will begi a at 4 pm with rehearsal University student, got several for all present and former students to play the members at 2 pm The church is accompaniment for the cantata located at 5409 E. US Route 36 with percussion, keyboard, m Long Creek (watch for the trumpet, trombone. Joe will "lighted sign!), again be directing the musicians In March 1975 a group of for the reunion concert with approximately 40 persons some of the same musicians presented the first concert of returning. Gaither's "Alleluia/ A Praise Shari (Long) Schable, was one Gathering" in the Hammond of the original pianists and school gym. Lois Wolfe, choir continuesto accompany the director at the Hammond United singers. Lonnie Conner, who Methodist Church, had listened was one of the original narrators, to the cantata and she sent continues to be narrator and sings invitations to choir members of as well.- area churches to join together for Past and present singers are this first concert. The music was invited to join in the singing and so uplifting that those involved everyone is invited to come and decided to coniinue singing this enjoy the afternoon of Gaither wonderful music.Over 200 favorites. [ persons from various " i! Flider Calls on Governor to Rescmd Hikes for Top Staff A barn owl that was partOf the presentation by the Raptor Center. (Dan Sutton photo) Raptor Center Continued From Page I bird eats its food whole the if they enjoyed the presentation audience got to see it. Nuzzo to go outside and investigate the brought out adead mouse and the great outdoors. "The more time audience saw the owl consume you spend outside the more it. knowledge you get, anything else Nuzzo encouraged the is just information." he said. audience by telling them that it In light of the state's financial story reveals that Quinn has struggles and the econoinic given 43 salary increases challenges facing local families, averaging 11.4 percent to 35 state Rap. Bob Flider (D-Mt. staffers in the past 15 months. Zion) is calliag on Gov. Pat Some staffers received raises as Quinn to overturn salary raises high as 20 percent. he recently approved for dozens In the past three years, the of staff members, budget of the state has been cut "At a time when the state is by $3.9 billion dollars. struggling to pay bills and When Legislators and non-union state we are cutting back services to employees have been asked to save money, it is incredibly take furlough days, and the union inappropriate for the governor's has renegotiated its contract all staff to be receiving pay raises," in an effort to reduce the size of said Flider. "I have voted to cut the state budget. my own pay and that of other "We are all' trying to do more lawmakers and returned a portion with less, and Governor Quinn of my office budget back to the needs to understand that he state to save money. We have cannot ask for more when he is asked other state employees to doling out raises like candy and take furlough days, and the a time when the candy shop governor sees fit to give his own should be closed," Flider said. staff a raise it's ridiculous and Formore information on this the raises should be returned." or any Of Rep. Flider's legislation Details of the raises were or events, please contact his outlined in an Associated Press constituent service's office at story published last Tuesday. The (217) 428-2708. Mt. Zion High School SADD Members Attend National cOnference In Florida submitted info Leaders Jennifer Kappenman and Samantha Lynch with sponsor Cecelia Hicks from the Mt. Zion SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) chapter joined other activists from across the country to learn the latest in prevention education. Nearly 600 youth and adult leaders gathered together at the four day SADD National Conference in Orlando, FL, June 27-30, to share best practices in educating their peers and promoting positive decision making. Conference sponsors included DCH Auto Group, TOYOTA Motor Sales, USA, and Bridgestone Americas. Inc. As part of the four day SADD National Conference, Miss Kappenman and Miss Lynch attended workshops aimed at providing, students with information about topics critical to youth health and safety, such as underage drinking teen violence and suicide, driving safely, diversity, bullying, and youth advocacy. They participated in motivational S.A.D.D. mernbers attended a National Conference in Florida. From left to right: Sam Lynch, Jennifer Kappenamen, Cecelia Hicks. (submitted photo ) activities and presentations organization, is committed ,to behaviors and attitudes that are aimed at exchanging new empowering young people toharmful to young people approaches and gathering ideas lead initiatives in their schools including underage drinking, that they now share with the and communities. Founded in other drug use, risky and communiYy and develop into 1981, -today SADD has impaired driving; and teen events for their SADD chapter, thousands of chapters in middle violence and suicide. More SADD, the nation's leading schools, high schools, andinformation on SADD can be peer-to-peer youth education, Colleges. SADD highlights found at prevention, and activism prevention of many destructive Parks And Recreation Hosts Snow In July Program Prices good at all 46 locations July 14- 20, 2010. Visit us at www.rplumberlcom. Architectural Deelon ShinglesI Fiberglass Insula t n Owens Coming Pro 30 ' ~ all ..... 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