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wednesday, August 12, 2015 The Region News Page 5 Trevor Brothers, Sports Editor Mt. Zion Lions Club 35th Annual Pony Aug. 13th-16th The 35th Annual Mt. Zion Lions Club Pony Express Days will take place Thursday, August l3th-Sund~y, August 16th. Thursday-Carnival Family Night 6-10:30 PM (Arm Band), Hold On to Your Tax Returns (Continued From Page 4) If you need a copy of your transcript y, ou should follow the information above to request it as soon as: possible. It takes 5 to 10 calendar days for transcripts to arrive'at the address the IRS has on file for you. Identhy Theft Victims. Did you receive a notice from the IRS about a suspicious return? Has the IRS notified you that it did not accept your e-filed return because of a duplicate Social' Security Number? If you answered yes to either ,question, Express Days Band-The Brothers Odd 8 PM- 11 PM. Friday-Carnival 6-10:30 PM (Arm Band), Band-The Matt Carter Band 8 PM-Midnight, Full Throttle Friday Bike Nite 6 PM-7:46 PM. Sfiturday-Canrival 2-10:30 PM, Road Race 8 AM, Mud Vol- leyball-All Day, Garden Tractor Pulls-9:30 AM-2:00 PM, Baking Contest Noon, Kiddie Tractor Pull 2-3:30 PM, ATV Drags 2- 5 PM, Band-Fun with Bick & Jane 4-7 PM, Band-Third Shift 8 PM- Midnight. Sunday-Mud Drags Noon-6 PM, Bags Tourney 12:30 PM- 3:30 PM, Band-Pressure & Time 1 PM-3 PM, Precious Baby Con- test 4-6 PM. For registration info and other communication check out the Mt. Zion Lions Club Facebook Page (Mt Zion IL Li- onsClub) or www.mtzionlions- or Www.mtzionoddfel- Full Information Tablet on Mt. Zion Pony Express Days inserted into this week's publica- tion. Additional copies of com- muncation tab available on the grounds of Pony Express Days during the event as well. Safety Belt Use in 95.2 Percent Illinois Transportation Secre- tary Randy Blankenhorn today announced that the estimated safety belt usage rate for driv- ers and front seat passengers in Illinois has reached an all-time Illinois Reaches ships with law enforcement on safety campaigns and continue searching for creative new ways to get out the message on the importance of using your seat belt." then you may be a victim of tax- ' ....... • . ,c ,,, , ~,l~gh ~of 9~ ~ p~g~e0,L ,T,~;i,~m~f.~ An agnual statewide ~urve2/' of related identity theft. If yon ~r~a an increaSe'ofl.1 percent from 155,175 front Seat occupants on :'tax-re]hte&identity thef~ivietim .............. ...... "~" .................. ~ .......... ' ':'"~: ......... the previous record high level Of high-volume and low-volume you first need to file the Identity 94.1 percent last year and rep- Illinois roads provided a statis- Theft Affidavit. If you are waiting for the IRS to resolve your case but need a transcript, you will need to call our Identity Protection Specialized Unit line to process your request• You can call the Unit at 800-908-4490• For more information please review our Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft. Tax forms are available 24/7 on You can also call 800-829-3676 to get them by mail. resents an estimated 377 lives saved on Illinois roads• "More and more Illinois driv- ers are getting the message that something as simple as buckling up every time you get into a ve- hicle' saves lives,, said Secre- tary Blankenhorn. "This is great news and an encouraging trend, but we still have more work to do. To get the usage rate even higher and save even more lives on Illinois roadways, we will look to strengthen our partner- tically representative sample in determining the new safety belt usage rate. This survey does not include back seat passengers. Data from the survey of back seat passengers will be available in October• A mandatory seat belt law has been enforced in Illinois since 1985. Since 2012, all back seat passengers in Illinois also have been required to use seat belts. Before the new 95.2 per- (Continued on Page 9) 2015 Mt. Zion Braves Football Membership Program Info It is nearing close to 2015 Fall Braves Football and a chance at being part of the Mt. Zion Braves Football Membership Program. Silver Member-S100 gets you Football Bleacher board listing and Mini MTZ Football helmet in case. Gold Member-S1 per point scored by varsity gets you meal before 2 home games with team, Nike Dri Fit Shirt and VIP park- ing pass for home games. Championship Mem- ber-S1000 all the core above benefit~ PLUS Major sponsor for 1 game, Members announced during all home games, 30 sec- ond promo on video scoreboard, listing of membership on Twit- ter, Facebook, and team website. Please make checks payable to Mt. Zion Football and mail to Mt. Zion High School 305 S. Henderson Street Mt. Zion,. IL 62549. For more info check out Mt. Zion Braves Football face- book pageor Mike Popovich via e-mail: popovichm@mtzion. Track Enterprises Sets Details For Lincoln Speedway Show Lincoln Event Kicks Off Great Racing Weekend Officials from Track Enter- prises in Macon, IL have an- nounced the details on the Lin- coln Speedway event coming up on Friday, August 21. Four di- visions are planned to help kick off a huge racing weekend in central Illinois with races at the State Fair on Saturday and Sun- day in addition to Macon Speed- way's Saturday night program. The POWRi Lucas Oil Na- tional Midget Series and Speed- way Motors Micros will be on the card in addition to the Mid- west Big Ten Pro Late Models and UMP Modifieds. The Pro Late Models were added to the card to make up for some of the rainouts that have occurred on the Big Ten schedule this sea- son. The August 21 show will mark the only appearance• for POWRi for Lincoln Speedway during the 2015-season. Strong fields of cars are expected with a double header weekend, as Ma- con Speedway hosts POWRi on Saturday. The events are part of State Fair weekend where USAC Silver Crown competes on Saturday afternoon and ARCA races Sunday in Spring- field. Sportsman are on the card for both days. "Race fans mark this weekend down on their schedule every year," stated Track Enterprises Promoter Bob Sargent• Sargent added, "The POWRi shows at Lincoln and Macon are really great toppers to the State Fair events in Springfield. If you like great racing, Central Illinois should be your destination." Pits will open at Lincoln at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hot- laps at 6:00, and racing will be- gin at 7:00. Grandstand admis- sion is $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under. Car Explosions, Steel Wall Crash, Fireworks, & Racing Coming To Macon Speedway Macon Speedway will be en- tertainment central for family fun this coming Saturday, Au- gust 15, as the first ever Eve of Destruction is held at the facil- ity. Final preparations are being put into place for car explosions, a steel wall crash, fireworks, racing and more. Discount cou- pons for the event are located throughout the area including Donnelly's CARQUEST and Dale's Southlake Pharmacy. Fans, both young and young at heart, will be treated to world renowned, Mr. Dizzy, who has appeared on the Hist)ry Chanriel TV st~0w, AmericariDaredevils. Mr. Dizzy is a five time world record holder for different stunts that he has been able to accom- plish. Mr. Dizzy will escape an exploding vehicle and be part of a steel wall crash• In addition to those two events, fireworks will close out the show that includes racing action in four of Macon Speedway's divisions• Compet- ing during the night will be the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Mod- els in the Shrine 50, UMP Street Stocks, Beach House Micros, and UMP Hornets. Mr. Dizzy and his wild and crazy buddies will be on hand at Shaner's Auto Salvage in Springfield on Friday to perform a death-defying firewalk. 92.7 WQLZ will be on hand, provid- ing a live radio remote of this dangerous stunt to kick off the weekend• Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, reg- istration closes at 6:00 when hotlaps begin, and racing will take the green at 7:00. Adult admission is $15, while chil- dren 11 and under are free. Discount coupons are available at numerous businesses in the area including Donnelly's CAR- QUEST and Dale's Southlake Pharmacy. For more information, fol- low Macon Speedway online at, on Facebook ( maconracing) and Twitter (@ maconspeedway). It's easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan informa- tion. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver infor- mation. Message and date rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000. Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of~Decatur on U.S,. ,5 l~s; then 0.6 -miles west. on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speed- way hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight spe- cials• CURRENT MACON SPEEDWAY POINTS UMP Pro Late Models (Top i0) 1 )Tommy Sheppard, Jr.- Berlin, IL 320 2)Guy Taylor- Springfield, IL 294 3)Kevin Crowder-Argenta, IL 268 4) Bobby Belier-Blue Mound, IL 232 5)Victor Overlin-Decatur, IL 218 6)Braden Johnson-Ston- ington, IL 204 7)Robin Huff- man Clinton, IL 198 8)Dakota Ewing-Decatur, IL 190 9)Matt Taylor-Springfield, IL 184 10) Shawn Ziemer-Boody, IL 166 Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds (Top 10) 1)Rodney Standerfer-Ger- mantown, IL 682 2)Jeff Gra- ham-Stonington, IL 618 3) Curt Rhodes-Decatur, IL 572 4)Clark Robertson-Shelbyville, IL 5[4 5) TD Burger-Saunemin, IL 448 5)Joe Strawkas-Buffalo, IL 434 7)Randy Spaugh-Decatur, IL 374 8)David Crawley, Jr.-Deca- tur, IL 348 9)Tim Luttrell- Ri- verton, IL 336 10)Zach Rhodes- Taylorville, IL 316 UMP B-Mods (Top 10) 1)James Farley, III-Spring- field, IL 254 1)Thomas Riech- Springfield, IL 254 3)Ryan Tim- mons-Centralia, IL 208 4)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 190 5)Roy MaGee, II-Springfield, IL 174 6) Wade Glover-Brighton, IL 172 7)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, I1 154 8)Steve Phillips-Neoga, IL 148 9)Eric Brackett-Brighton, IL 142 10)Justin Durbin-Mul- berry Grove, IL 118 UMP Sportsman (Top 10)' 1 )Timmy Dick-Monticello, IL 228 2)Jeremy Nichols- Shelbyville, IL 222 3.)Tim Bedinge|;-Taylorv" 'die, IL 210:4.) Tom,,,,Graham-Stoaing~o~+,IL 206 5)Phil Moreland-Assump- tion, IL 190 6)Dennis Vander- meersch-Springfield, IL 116 7) Danny Smith-Argenta, IL 112 8)Tyler Blankenship-Vandalia, IL 9)Ty Nation-Taylorville, IL 94 10)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 92 UMP Street Stocks (Topl0) 1)Terry Reed-Decatur, I1 686 2)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 634 3)Brian Dasenbrock-Decatur, IL 598 4)Grd~g Osman-Macon, IL 582 5)Jason Scrimpsher- Decatur, IL 542 6)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 520 7)Thar- en Reno-Springfield, IL 442 8) Bobby Belier-Blue Mound, IL 398 9)Terry Reed, Sr.-Decatur, IL 336 10)Nick Justice-Harris- town, IL 318 UMP Hornets (Top 10) 1)Adam Webb-Decatur, IL 578 1)John Bright, Jr.-Decatur, IL 572 3)Thad Gee-Bloom- ington, IL 510 4)Steven Stine- Stonington, IL 452 5)Matthew Reed-Blue Mound, IL 432 6) Cook Crawford-Lincoln, IL 416 7)Michael Gossett-Decatur, IL 376 8)Marry Sullivan-Deca- tur, IL 360 9)Austin Wickline- Harristown, IL 356 10)Jeremy Reed-Decatur, IL 292. The Moultrie County Rush would like to thank the following sponsors for their support in 2015. Heritage Health of Mt. Zion Country Charm Cerro Gordo Speedway Office Support Solutions Custom Windows & Siding Details First National Bank of Arthur Bdyer Farms Helmuth Rental Properties Bennett Farms Exsalonce Charleston Service Center Lane Farm Trucking Robert & Geraldine Elder Quality Network Solutions S&K Air Power Conours Carpentry & Repairs Shirley Quinn Illinois Printing Services The Homestead Bakery Traditional Archery Kingery Motors WB's Pub-N-Grub Agri-Fab tana Koester The Great Pumpkin Patch Collins Oil Lois Moore JB Helmuth Edgar County Bank & Trust Sullivan Marina & Campground State Bank of Arthur Harley's Hideout " Atchison Electric Mid-State Tank Olmsted Brothers Insulation Carson Daycare Chip's Marine Ri(:hard & Linda Probus CMS Powersports White's Automotive Terry Elston State Farm Elizabeth Gillespie • 1 Sharp Image Winn Welding Kevin Huffman, CPA Alan & Cindy Bender Stacy & Justin Hill Plank's Cabinet Shop Barber Construction Arthur Farm Pride is not federally insured.