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2 .......... I ,.o- ...... XEr',. 63 2 i 7 ",; Cota St ~' !4 ,", U C, i- ~ z. - ,-' t"',,': _ t,-O,, :, '.. . - - Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Vol. 56, No. 32 II Village Board Honors Retiring Trustee Rick Bright At Regular Meeting by CRYSTAL REED Editor The Mt. Zion Village Board held a regular meeting on Monday, August 3. On the agenda was the presentation of a plaque to a retiring board member, discussion and approval of resolution authorizing the sale of surplus equipment, a resolution opening closed session minutes and a resolution authorizing the destruction of audio or video recordings of closed meeting sessions. The first item on the agenda was presenting a plaque to retiring board member Rick Bright. Mayor Mark Wells stated that Rick and his wife Debbie have moved out of the village and now live in Decatur. Bright had 21 years of service to the village. Bright has been a village trustee, Planning Commissioner, Parks and Recreation Commissioner, Economic Development Corporation board member and Police Board of Disciplinary Review Commissioner and been involved with the Mt. Zion Chamber. "Rick is the perfect example Retiring Village Trustee Rick Bright (left) accepts a plaque from Mayor Mark Wells (right) in recognition of a public servant," Wells said "he's of his 21 years of service to the village. (Continued on Page 2) Del's Popcorn Express To Celebrate 10 Year Anniversary On Saturday, August 15 Above left: After expanding the amount of room they were renting last fall Del,s aow has mote flaor has made 9=a ml t I ,m the ceiling to the floor. Above right: Dei's Express is the only Del's with two popcorn poppers, all other locations in Decatur and Springflekl only have one popper, photos submitted by Mike Jacobs. by CRYSTAL REED Express is the place to stop in for a smell Del's Popcorn Express started out in Editor and leave with a taste. This Saturday the gas station next to the Mt. Zion Lions they will be celebrating their 10 year Club where they stayed for three years. Do you crave popcorn, candy, fudge anniversary from 10 aan. to 2 pm with They moved to their current location on and other goodies? Del's Popcorn free samples and prizes for everyone. Debby Drive in August 2005. Owners Mt. Zion Teen Crowned Junior Miss Macon County During Pageant Kylle Nichols waves to the crowd after being crowned the 2015 Junior Miss Macon County on Sunday during the Miss Macon County Queen and Junior Miss Pageant at the Decatur Civic Center. Nichols also received the People's Choice Award and received awards for selling the most raffle tickets and having the best decorated container. More Information and photos inside on page 9. photo by Crystal Reed. Mike and Trudy Jacobs stated the move was necessary at that time because they needed more space and the ability to set up kettles for cooking. Last fall they expanded the amount of room they were renting at their location. That has resulted in some major changes inside the shop. "We've made improvements from the ceiling to the floor," Trudy said "including LED lighting and a new checkerboard floor." They've also added some new equipment. Del's Express is the first Del's location with two poppers. The downtown location and the two Springfield locations only have one popper. They also now how three kettles for caramel corn and two kettles for caramel apples and fudge as well as new marble slabs for making caramel corn and fudge. For those who are patiently waiting for caramel apples they will be available September 1. Something newly added just this past week is an M&M display that allows you to pick from 21 different colors of the chocolate candies. This would be great for weddings, baby showers or any other special occasion. One of the newer popcorn flavors that they have is sea salt and cracked pepper. They also now have twelve flavors of candy sticks: cherry rainbow, sour apple, bacon, bubble gum, root beer float, orange creme, pina colada, pink lemonade, cinnamon, butter rum, watermelon and peppermint. Be sure to stop by Del's Express on (Continued on Page 2)