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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 The Region News mtzionregion news @comcast.net Page 9 Parks and Recreation Host Healthy Bites Cooking Class Long Creek United Methodist Holds Vacation Bible School Isabella Springer spreads peanut butter on celery during the class. Recipes the class created included peanut butter snails, healthy banana split, fruit racecars, strawberry and grape worm and cut watermelon. Parks and Recreation Department Holds Horseback Riding Clinic Addison Kuster throws a ball towards the basketball hoop during a riding clinic held at STARR Riding School, photos by Crystal Reed. 170 Debby Drive, Mt. Zion 217-864-1691 We print weddings, anniversaries, birthday announcements, retirements.and memorials. Call 864-4212 for info. You can find the Region News at Mt Zion Mart, Casey's 121 and Long Creek, Hucks, Sav Mor Pharmacy, Billingsley BP, Walgreens and at our office located at 433 State Hwy 121. KEC Design The Mo-Co Rush would like to thank the following sponsors for their support in 2016, Rardin Plumbing Heating & Air ! Sharp image Malone Home Inspection The Homestead Bakery Kauffrnan's Mobile Pressure ,WashtnB $pic & Span Diversified Services - " Best Wester Plus Arcola Crist Termite Jackson Family of Dealersh!ps S&K Air Power White's Automotive Miles Chevrolet First National Bank of Arthur Back to Health Physician's Group Collins Oil Illinois Printing Services R.D. McMillen Enterprises WB's Pub-N-Grub Flndiay Marina Country Charm Office Support Solutions The Great Pumpkin Patch Bolin Transport Alan & Cindy Bender Building Systems of Illinois Dan & Susan Perry Wild Hair Saloon Leaf It To Us R&K One Stop JBH Inc. Mid-State Tank Barber Construction Coach House Garages Heritage Health of Mt, Zion Mayhall Farms Quality Network Solutions State Bank of Arthur Terry Elston State Farm Bill Albin Agri-Fab Otmsted Brothers Insulation Carolyn Yoder Charleston Service Center Custom Windows & Siding Detail First Neighbor Bank Toledo Chip's Marine Atchison Electric CMS Powersports Eads Farms Monarch Cabinetry Sullivan VFW Fultz Construction Sullivan Marina & Campground Eldon Gourley Country Mutual Insurance Michael Houser Jane Seitz of the Illinois Raptor Center holds an owl during a presentation for children at the Long Creek United Methodist Church vacation bible School. Mt. Zion Library Holds Block Printing Class Kyson Pflum traces a stencil during the block printing class held at Mt. Zion Library recently. The class was taught by Jennifer Stout. From Page 7 cleaning, some days it's tough to even find matching socks. While the back-to-school .season can heighten thC~hao]',/t's also a perfect opportunity to ta ke control of the time you have. For example, have the kids put in the laundry while dinner is cooking, or encourage the kids to clean the dishes as you finish preparing dinner. Create a family calendar to keep track of everyone's schedules, and place a whiteboard by the door to remind you - and your kids - of important things to take with you before heading out the door. Letting the kids lend a hand will help them feel empowered to do more as they get older. Summer straggler: As vacation time comes to a screeching halt, a summer straggler usually waits till the last minute to kick back- to-school prep into gear. For you, it's best to prioritize a to-do list, and check things off one by one. It's OK not to get to everything right away, but keep making progress until your entire list is complete. Overwhelmed by getting your house in order and tackling that to-do list? Don't be. Call a professional to help with the deep cleaning, so you can focus on getting the school year off to a great start. Team player: From preschoolers to high school students, everyone is involved in getting the home ready for the new school year. Have the kids switch it up a little and take on each other's chores, try something new or take on more responsibility. As kids get older, they are able to take on more challenging roles, from just folding towels to actually doing the laundry, or from setting the table to loading and unloading the dishwasher. Make it fun and keep things fresh by creating a handy helpers box; fill it with slips of paper highlighting various household chores and then let your kids pull out their assignments each week. Rewards are a great way to incentivize the kids to empty the box by the end of the school week. With the right attitude and approach, you can make back- to-school time less stressful for the whole family. For more expert tips on home cleaning, visit merrymaids.com. Back to school with diabetes (BPT) For parents of children living with diabetes, back k school season includes more thwart the Us 9!shopping trips for supplies and clothes. Diabetes management is a 24- hour job. During the school year, your child is spending a large portion of their day in class or participating in extracurricular activities. So it's critical that you feel confident that school staff members are trained and able to support your child's diabetes care needs. Most of all, you want your child to feel safe while also having access to the same opportunities as their peers. You are not alone. There are nearly 210,000 children living with diabetes in the United States, according to the American Diabetes Association. Here are a few important steps that parents of children with diabetes can take to make sure continued on page 11 FLOWER SHOPPE & GREENHOUSES 245 W Main St Mt Zion, IL 62549 864-4623 www.shirleysflowershoppe.com ottatut m]'led . slattt Cabinetr 1310 N State Hwy 121, Mt Zion 864-3011