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Page 4 The Region News mtzionregionnews@comcast.net Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Obituaries Evelyn Y. Ball Evelyn Y. Ball. 78, of Decatur, went to be with her L9rd and Savior at 9:23 a.m., July 5, 2010, in her residence. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 2010. in Moundford Free Methodist Church. Burial was 9:00 a.m. Monday, in Point Pleasant Cemetery, Long Creek. Visitation was 6:00 till 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening, July 10, 2010, at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home. Mt. Zion. Memorials mav be made to the Moundford Free Methodist Church. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawson-wikoff.com. Evelyn was born November 9, 1931 in Decatur. the daughter of Bernard Eugene and Velma Lorene (German) Ritchard. She married Elmer O.Ball on January 29, 1954. He preceded her in death on August 21. 1997. She formerly worked as an operator for the Bell Telephone Company and then went on to work as an operator for St. Mary's Hospital until her retirement. She was a life member of Moundford Free Methodist Church Surviving is her daughter: Brenda Edwards of Naples, Florida: sons: Larry Ball and his wife Becky of Decatur. David Ball and his wife Celesta of New Berlin. Wisconsin, Dwight Ball of Decatur. Duane Ball and his wife Jennifer of St. Joseph, [L, Dan Ball and his wife Debbie.of Argenta. Leland Ball and his wife Tracy of Lincoln; sister: Phyllis Kincaid and her husband Harry of Tremont, IL; brother: Robert Ritchard and his wife Sherry of Westminster, Colorado; Best Friend: Ida Mac Campbell of Decatur; Seventeen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents. usings In the last few weeks two men that I use to work with have passed away, One of them. I had the honor to conduct the memorial service. I was told that this person had made a confession to The Heavenly Father, and had accepted Jesus as his Lord and savior. The other person I am not aware of his spiritual condition when he slipped into eternity. There is no doubt that there will be an eternity for everyone, however. the question is where will you spend it? For those who have accepted the Gift that our Heavenly Father so graciously provided will, according to the scriptures, will spend their eternity in heaven. Jesus said, "Let not your heart be troubled you that believe in God believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions, and I go to prepare a place for you and if I go I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am 50th Anniversary there you will be also." John 14: 1-3 So. how does one assure themselves that they will spend their eternity in heaven? It is really quite simple, since God has already done all the difficult work by allowing His Son to die on the cross for our sins. Yes," We all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God," Romans 3:23 "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23. "For God so loved the world that He gave his onlY Son that whosoever would believe in Him would not perish but would have eternal life." John 3:16 Heaven awaits all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, and hell awaits all those that would deny him. Yes, there is a hell. In the Book of Luke. the 16th chapter Jesus tells us of two men that died. one went to paradise, and one went to hell, where he begged to have someone go to his brothers to tell them to repent, so they would not come where he was. Many- people may joke of hell, but it is a real place, where no one would want to go. And no one has to, because the Gift of God's salvation is for everyone. God bless you all. Pastors Dean and Darlene Rose, Mt.Zion Assembly of God RCC HOlding Cast= ing Call For Narnia Mr. and Mrs. Daniel S. Weber Celebrate 50 Years Mr. & Mrs. Daniel S. Weber of Mt Zion will celebrate their 50th anniversary with ~i family dinner and a trip out west. Mr. Weber worked for Borg Warner for 20 years and then for the IBEW until he retired. Mrs. Weber is a homemaker. Mr, Weber and Marcia L Telfer were married July 16~ 1960 in First Baptist Church in Decatur Illinois. They are parents of Millikin University MBA webinar July 21 Millikin University's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program will host an informational webinar on Wednesday, July 21 from 12-1 p.m. Central Standard Time. The webinar will provide information on Millikin's MBA program in the Tabor School of Business. The 17-month program meets two nights per week and program to features expert faculgy.members, executive lecture series speakers and international business experience in China. The convenient format is well-suited for working professionals. Register for the webinar online at www.millikin.edu/webinars. Millikin's MBA program is fully accredited by the Association of Collegiate Pamela Wharton (Keith) of Mt Zion, IL and Daniel J. Weber (Sandra) of Bethany, IL. They have four grandchildren, Alex Bone, Heather Allen, Sarah and Danny Weber. hold informational Business School Programs. Millikin's next MBA class starts in January 2011. For more information on the benefits of a Millikin MBA. contact the MBA office at 217.424.3503. Information on the graduate program is also available online at www.millikin.edu/mba. Happy Sweet 16th Jordan! We are so proud of you Dad, Mom, Jade and Mexi Richland Community College and Mid-Summer Moon Productions would like to invite people of all ages to audition for parts in their production of Narnia. Auditions will be held in Shilling Auditorium at Richlar d Community College on Monday, July 26, 2010, and Tuesday, July 27, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is no charge for auditions; just come prepared with a one. minute musical selection and a monologue. Accompanist will be provided. Narnia is based on "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C. S. Lewis. The book is ~y Jules Tasca. Lyrics are by Ted Drachman, and Music is by Thomas Tierney. For more information, please contact Director, Mike Huff and AssistantDirector, Maria Lightner at - : __ -.:" Summer 2010 Recreation Classes Adult Basket Class: Pretty In Purple, tote/purse Monday, July 19 Adult Basket Class: Blueberry Bramble Monday, August 2 Wacky Science Week: Fun Facts about Science. Monday, July 26- Thursday, July 29 Sewing Boot Camp: Kids sewing camp, for those who have taken a sewing camp before. Thursday, July 22 & Friday, July 23 Show Choir Camp: for incoming 5th-9th graders Monday, August 2-Friday, August 5. Registration is required for all classes. For more details call Judy at 864-5424 or visit the Village website at www.mtzion.com Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church 345 Main St., 864-2528 Rev. Joel Stevenor Sunday Worship - 8:00 aan. & 10:00 a.m. Child Care Provided Handicap Accessible www.mtzi0n.presbychurch.net East Park Baptist Church 1919 S. Baltimore-Decatur Sunday School 11:00 a.m. (for all ages) Sunday Worship Services ~'~- :i~. 9:30 a.m..6:00 p:m. Please note: Sunday service times changing August 1. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. First General Baptist Church 2825 S. Baltimore 423-8359 Pastor Randall Gm'rett Schedule of Services Sunday Worship: 8:00 am & 10:30 am .... Evening Bible Study: 6:30 pm Sunday School: 9:30 am for all ages Wednesday Bible Study/Children's Choir 6:30 Child Care Provided Mt. Zion Assembly of God 634 Woodland Dr. Mt. Zion 864-2701 Rev. Dean Ro~ Come Worship with us, the Church on "the hill Schedule of Services Sunday School 9:30 a.m. * Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am Sunday Children's Service 10:45 * Evening Worship 6:00 p.m2 Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. * Childrens Service 7:00 p.m. Christina Higgins and Daniel Proctor To Wed Arthur and Patricia Higgins of Mt. Zion announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Suzanne, to Nehemiah Daniel Proctor, son of Dean and Sue Proctor of Argenta. Ms. Higgins and Mr. Proctor attended Decatur Christian School. Ms. Higgins. who is a graduate of Bethel University, is a counselor for Ceridian Corporation in St. Petbrsburg, Florida. Mr. Pr0c r, a graduate of John Brown University, is a graphiC artist for BIC Graphic USAin St. Petersburg, Florida. An August wedding is being planned. E-mail us at mtzionregionnews@comcast.net [ Thank You ! Paul and I would like to say "thank you" to all our fmaaily and friends who helped us celebrate our 50 wedding anniversary. We have been very blessed during those 50 years and on June 19t" two of our most prized blessings (our son Jeff and our daughter Paula) and their precious families gave us a very surprised celebration day. Not only did our kids and their families (my brother from Washington and my brother and his wife from California) make it special by being there but they also invited so many of our special family members and special friends we've shared over the last 50 years and as I looked out over the crowd of everyone there and received cards and cMls from those who couldn't be there, I realize how truly blessed we are and how we need to stay in touch more often.! It was truly a wonderful surprising day and a "big thank you" to all of you who made it happen for us. Paul and Barb DeVore I I In Loving Memory Nathan Chad Holden 7116/83- 11/21/01 Happy 27th Birthday, We treasure your memory and all we shared. Tears flow as we thinkof you and all we've missed and will continue to miss. You will never be forgotten! Loving you forever, XOXO Mom, Dad, Alex, Kaley and "Penny" too 5409 E. Route 36 Decatur, IL 62521 864-3444 Sunday Morning Worship 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m Building the Kingdom of God Together! Weekly Programs- Bible Adventurers Club (3 yrs.6th grade) i FUSION (Youth Group)- Bible Studies Men's & Women's Bible Studies www.accdecatur.org email antiochc@comcast.net Mt, Zion United Methodist Church 1220 W. Mmn S~eet Mti Zion, Hlinois62549 Phone 217 864-4813 Fax:217 864-3672 Rev. William Pyatt Weekend Celebrations Sunday Traditional Worship 8:30 am & Contempor~y Worship t0:45 am Sunday School 9:30 am www.mtzionumchurch.org email mtzume@comcast.net L_ .I..L./LL: - .c __; .............................. L_ /L " L/!-L[ "nl ............... "