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u Page 2 The Region News Wednesday, October 26, 2011 moved to the church's multipurpose room. They are located at 1220 W. Main in Mt. Zion. First Baptist Church To Host Eats Before Treats First Baptist Church of Mt. Zion will host Eats Before Treats on Monday, October 31 from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. This is a free meal that consists of hot dogs, chips, a drink and a small treat bag and will be available by driving through the church parking lot or sit down seating will be available. The church is located at 720 W. Main Street in Mt. Zion. Antioch Christian Church Trunk Or Treat Antioch Christian Church will host trunk or treat on Monday, October 31 from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. They are located at 5409 E. U.S. Route 36, Decatur. Mr. Zion UMC Community Breakfast Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will have a community breakfast on Saturday, October 29 from 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Menu includes pancakes, sausage and biscuits and gravy. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children under 12 and children under 3 are free. Tickets can be purchased by calling 864-4813 or can be purchased at the door. The church is located at 1220 W. Main Street in Mt. Zion. Spirit Of Life Church To Host Harvest Party Spirit of Life Church will have a Harvest Party on November 13 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Civic Center. This is an open house and will have carnival games. There will also be a meet and greet time by the pastor and his wife. Macon County History Museum To Host "Treasures From The Attic Antique Appraisals" Macon County History Museum will host "Treasures from the Attic Antique Appraisals" with Edwin G. Walker, ISA on Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Oral appraisals on two "treasures" for $20.00. The museum is located at 5580 North Fork Road, Decatur. Decatur Genealogical Society Annual Dinner Meeting The Decatur Genealogical Society will host their Annual Dinner Meeting on Wednesday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. at 3909 West Main Street, Decatur. Reservations are $18 per person, which includes gratuity, tax and dessert. Reservation can be sent by mail to Decatur Genealogical Society Library, P.O. Box 1548, Decatur, IL 62525- 1548 or by going to the Decatur Genealogical Society at 1255 West South Side Drive by November 2, 2011 by 4 p.m. Following dinner the speaker will be Kent Newton, featuring the history of the Decatur Brewing Company including its growth, products, its connection to Pabst Brewery, and its struggle to stay in business against local temperance effort and during nationwide Prohibition. For more information call the DGS library at (217) 429-0135. Library hours are Monday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Andwer machine on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday except during general meeting. Decatur Genealogical Society Marching Through Military Records Classes The Decatur Genealogical Society is hosting two collases on Marching Through Military Records. Part One will be Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and Part 2 will be Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the DGS Library located at 1255 West South Side Drive, Decatur. The classes will be taught by Gall Leonard, Education Chairman for the Decatur Genealogical Society. The cost is $10.00 which includes both parts. For more in the DGS libraryat (.21,7) 4294) 1 35dI_;ibrary hOut are Monday 10:00 a.m.-600 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Answer machine on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday except during general meeting. Mt. Zion Les Femmes Holiday Poinsettia Sale Mt. Zion Les Femmes are selling locally grown fresh poinsettias in five different colors- red, white, pink, burgundy and pink/ivory marble - in four different sizes, all in green loll covered pots ready for holiday decorating. Single plant pots are available in 4 1/2" pots for $10, with 6" pots $15. Large, three plant pots come in 8" size for $30 and 10" size for $35. Delivery is available for $5, free on orders over $100 and will be made on Friday, November 25 th. Orders can also be picked up at the west driveway behind the Mt. Zion Cafetorium on Wednesday, November 23 rd from 4-6PM or Friday, November 25 'h from 10AM - Noon. Order deadline is Tuesday November 15 'h. Contact any Les Femmes member for an order form or call 423-3620 to have an order form faxed or emailed to you. The award winning Les Femmes Show Choir, Macon County's only Unisex Show Choir, represents our community as they compete throughout the Midwest as well as Fame Orlando this spring. Proceeds from the sale will help offset travel expenses of the thirty five singer dancers and their 12 member mixed combo. Village Board Meeting Continued From Page I kind of work his whole life. The board gave him a consensus. Also on the agenda was a mayoral appointment to the Police Pension Fund Board. Barbara Borders has volunteered to served on the board. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Internal Controls Auditor. She is currently an assistant professor at ISU. Borders has worked in public accounting, as an Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer at a local bank among other roles. This appointment was approved by the board. The board also approved the 2012 Holiday and Meeting Schedule. The schedule has the same 12 holidays that will be observed. The only change is that starting in 2012 the Park and Recreation Commission will meet every other month. The board also addressed the opening of executive session meeting minutes. The minutes released were in a written format. The board approved the release of these minutes. The vote for the destruction of the audio recordings was delayed until next meeting. At the end of the meeting, the board went into executive session for the discussion of sale or acquisition of property. No vote was taken. Mt. Zion Show Choirs Annual Fall Show At Lincoln Theater The Mt. Zion Show Choirs will once again perform at the historic Lincoln Square Theater in downtown Decatur for their annual fall shows on Friday November 4th and Saturday November 5th. Mt. Zion High School's award winning show choirs - Les Femmes, Swingsations and their combos - will perform each night. Members of the groups will also perform in solo and ensembles throughout the evening. Friday night special guests will include Mt. Zion Junior High Vocal Trax. Saturday's special guest is Mt. Zion Junior High Sound System. Keeping with tradition, Show Choir members will be in the lobby after the show taking up a special collection for the Mt. Zion Community Chil .dren's Christmas Fund, which has provided Christmas gifts to needy students in the Mt. Zion school district tbr over 20 years. Doors open at 6:30PM, with the Be Sweet on Halloween with Less Sugar Lions and tigers and bears (and sugar)...oh my! Halloween is known to.bring out the sweet-" toothed animal in us all. How do parents balance the desire to celebrate the day with the knowledge that organizations like the American Heart Asso- ciation are advocating that school children engage in at least 60 minutes of physical ac- tivity on most, and preferably all days of the week? And on the nutritional front, they encourage increased consumption of whole grains and reduced consumption of refined grains and sugar- sweetened beverages and foods. What's a parent to do? Try these tips from the American Heart Association for a healthier Hal- loween this year: Have a healthy meal be- fore you go trick-or-treating to reduce temptation to snack while walking, Make trick-or-treating a workout. Set a goal of how many houses you will walk to or wear pedometers and have healthy prizes for the person who has the most steps. Think about a healthier ver- sion of treats to give out at your house: Mini boxes of raisins, 100% juice juice-boxes, snack- sized pretzels, pre-packaged trail mixes, pro-packaged dried fruits, crayons, stickers, silly bands, tooth brushes, bubbles, plastic spiders, or coupons to local frozen yogurt stores. Find the right-sized col- lection bag for your child. Steer clear of the pillowcase method. Follow these suggestions to have a healthy post-Halloween: Avoid the urge to buy on-sale candy in the grocery stores af- ter Halloween. The decision not to buy something once is a lot easier than saying no every time you walk by the candy jar. Pick out enough candy for one shows starting at 7:00PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students through grade 12. Tickets can be purchased at the door or ordered in advance by contacting Tina Dilbeck at 433-9599 or Tami Robinson at 433-6467. piece a day for five days and put those in the fridge. When your child asks for a piece of candy, make sure to pair it with a healthy snack like a an apple, a banana, some healthy nuts. "Buy back" the candy from your child with money or tokens they can trade in for a fun activ- ity like a day at the zoo or an ice skating adventure. To learn more about healthy eating, visit For other AHA news in Illinois, log on to illinoisnewsroom. Halloween-inspired treats To Make Your Party Unique This Year small, thin slices of green and red bell peppers for this gross deli- cacy. Cut the cheese sticks in half and then use a knife to carve straight indentations to simulate the bends in the skin around the knuckles of the fingers. At the top, carve out a flattened area for the fingernail. Then place very small slices of red or green pep- per to serve, as' the' spooky fin- gern'ails. Adhere with a dab of cream cheese. Bottomless Bog This eerie bog will make chil- dren question what is inside. Make a large bowl of green gelatin dessert and pop in differ- ent edible creepy crawlies before allowing the gelatin to set. Gummy worms, grape "eye- balls," sour fish, pieces of fruit tape, and anything else you can think of can be added. Kids will scoop out the dessert and dis- cover the frightening things in- side. Skull Potatoes Turn ordinary potatoes into something seemingly more sin- ister. Halve baking potatoes and carve each half into a skull shape, sort of like the outline of a pear. Bake until the potatoes are cooked through. Frost with sour cream. Use pieces of cheese to mimic decaying teeth. Black ol- ives can be eyes and nose sock- ets of the skull. Quesadilla Ghosts An open-faced quesadilla can be turned into a spooky specter. Cut ghost-shaped pieces from flour tortilla shells. Sprinkle with shredded Monterey jack cheese and allow to bake in the oven until the cheese has melted and the ghosts are crisp. Spread sour cream over the cheese and then use slices of scallion for the eyes and a ring ofjalapeno pepper for a mouth. Ghosts can be made gory with salsa as blood. Vampire Veggies What if veggies could suck blood? Conduct this science ex- periment and enjoy eating the re- search afterward. Cut the ends off of stalks of celery. Place the celery in a tall glass filled half-way With tomato juice overnigfit. The celery should absorb the juice through the thin channels in the stalks. The next day kids can bite into the stalks and see the red streaks inside. Spiderweb Garnish Top cupcakes, cookies and cakes with delicate, homemade spiderwebs. Melt white chocolate baking melts in the microwave or per the manufacturer's instructions. Use a squeeze bottle or a small spatula to drizzle the chocolate onto a piece of waxed paper in the shape of a spiderweb. Allow the chocolate to cool and then carefully peel off the paper. Mashed Brains Create a shepherd's pie-in- spired dinner that's inspired by the look of brains. Make your favorite meatloaf or hamburger recipe and place into a ramekin or even cupcake pans. Whip up a batch of homemade or instant mashed potatoes. Us- ing a pastry bag fitted with a ba- sic hole cake decorating tip, pipe squiggly lines of potato across the meat. Bake for around 20 minutes, until meat is thoroughly cooked and potatoes are crisp. Visit us We're Moving! With Staley loan We make it loans Some restrictions loarrto ud it better! hassle, a !! i ' i most ASI '333O Me is open to all who live Shelby counlie This instilution is not fi , 440 N. 22nd St. 423-9767 Modtrle, Pialt DeWitt and SlaleY Credit Union. I Part of the fun of Halloween is arriving home after a day of trick-or-treating and having some spooktacular treats to enjoy. Whether you're hosting a Hal- loween party or simply feeding a group of hungry, costumed kids, fun recipes that turn ordi- nary foods into spooky special- ties are essential. Mummy Wraps . :Tat6 the ,pigs- n- a btanke" c3ncepl 'tb'a new level'with this clever treat. Simply wrap hot dogs with strips of dough cut from refrigerator biscuits or breadsticks to simulate the look of mummy shrouds. Place them on cookie sheets. Cut small slits for eyes and place peppercorns or black mustard seeds to serve as the eyes. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown. To serve upright, place shish ka- bob skewers in the mummies before baking and then stick the mummies in a piece of craft foam covered in cheesecloth. Cheesy Fingers What's scarier than dismem- bered digits on a plate? 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