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Page 4 (:=ituaries Jessica L. Fair-Coins, 46, of Decatur, passed away at 11:07 a.m., Saturday October 15, 2011 in her residence. Graveside services were held at l:00 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2011 in Todd's Point Cemetery, Findlay, IL. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation• Dawson & Wikoff The RegionNews i dessica L. Fair-Coins Phantom Power Draw From Page 3 Continued Musings • \\; October 26, 2011 " seholdelec .... s ... ....... .. Hl!ve you ever had thoughts with the preparation of the gospel Funeral Home, Mt• :nou treats rmgnt ur- W;; ;}th,:,h thm)0h t th €,.,, Above all taking e :::•g tlae ramuy wltla PnTh:ULawrence Berkeley Na- ,n: rags that are happen,ng are sh,eld of fa, th, wherew,th ye Jessica was born on August 5, tional Laboratory found the fol- and you might find yourself try- pointing to the time of Christ' shall be able to quench all the 1965 in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, the daughter of William and Jane (Shelton) Fair. Jessica was raised by D.L. "Chappie" Chapman and her mother• She was a member of Cross Point Church. Surviving are her sons: Andrew Coins and his wife Jennifer and Derek Coins all of Charleston, S.C.; partner: Karla Thomas of Decatur; brothers: David Chapman and his wife Barbara of Decatur, Ken Fair of Columbia, S.C. ;sister: Janet Fair of Decatur. She was preceded in death by her parents. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at Jeanne Standley Jeanne Standley, 88, of Mt. Zion, passed away at 2:15 p.m., Wednesday October 19, 2011 in her home. A service to celebrate Jeanne's life was held at 12:00 Noon Monday, October 24, 2011 at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Township Cemetery. Visitation was from 10:00 a.m. until service time Monday morning. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Dean Standley on March 8, 1948. lowing electronics use the listed average wattage: . Set-top cable box with DVR (off by remote) - 43.46 • DVD/VCR (on, not playing) - 14.5 • Subwoofer (not playing) " 10.7 . Rear projection TV (off by remote) - 6.97 . Notebook computer (power supply only) - 4.42 . Microwave oven (door closed) - 3.08 . Portable stereo (off) - 1.66 . Multifunction inkjet printer (off) - 1.26 What can you do to keep the phantom power draw from wast- ing money in your home? Unplug products that are rarely used, like a TV or DVD player in a guest room. Use a power strip with a switch to control clusters of prod- return to the earth? There have ing to use a re-chargeable drill with a dead battery." been many things happening that When shopping for new elec- point to the thoughts about the t ...... End Times• There are so many romcs, here are some telltale ....... ......... . -: - . false religions mat laave oecome signs mat the oevlee rmglatloost : .... : . . _. • ,... ,... : : very strong, evenmmetmnsuan your power o111 wire phantom V'wlr a-w 'u*. World, False gods being elevated • It has a remote controL • It has an extemai power sup- ply. . It has a digital display, LED status light or digital clock. , It contains a battery charger. , It has a soft.touch key-pad, To find out how much phantom power draw your electronics are using, plug a watt meter into an outlet and the appliance into the watt meter. "rum the device on and note the watts used. Then turn the device off to see how much phantom power it uses. Visit your local library to see if they have a watt meter you can above the Lord Jesus. Even is public schools, it is now wrong to talk of Christmas, but you can have happy everything else. We as Christians must pray for boldness that we will face the enemy of people's souls and stand up against the wiles of the devil. Paul the Apostle proclaimed, • "Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God; Praying always with all prayer and supplications in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints." Ephesians 6:11-18 I don't want to imply that you don't understand what God is saying, but we see hem in His Word that there will be wicked people in high places. Or wicked people with great authority, These things will become more and more prevalent as the time approaches Christ's return, Before His Second Coming to set up His ministry, He will come in the clouds and catch His Bride (the believer) to be with Him in the air• He is returning for a glorious Church, without spot or wrinkle, so maintain a life of She was an avid Bunco player• ucts. Buy low-standby products• borrow, and go to Surviving is her husband • Most Energy Star endorsed prod- EfficiencyResouree,orgformore Dean of Mt. Zion so-v :  ets have lower phantom lO ez ignnat a: 1 ;  Standley and his wife Cathy of :t rows, Hail adds, Be aware of drw, : 'r :  . . :: ........ , t Decatur, and Kevin Standley and Having a rummage sale? Place an ad in the classifieds! I his wife Beth of Mt. Zion; daughter-in-law: Vicki Standley Call 864-4212 for rates. I i you, the whole armor of God that Holiness, and teach others also y© my  able to withstand in of the importance of walking in i !!::itht¥i[y,: and having alh • obedience to the Word of God. :i:St and therefore, having God bless you all, Pastors your loins girt about with truth, Dean and Darlene Rose Mt Zion and having on the breastplate of Assembly of God. righteousness; and your feet shod of Freeport, IL; grandchildren: Heather Hayward of Eugene, OR, Ryan Standley and his wife Stephany of Arlington, MA, Brandy Waller and her husband Mark of Portland, OR, Catie Standley of Decatur, Amy Myers and her husband Jared of Loudon, TN, Josh Birdwell of San Antonio, TX, and Amie Birdwell of Mt. Zion; great- grandchildren: Isabella Hayward, Lainey Standley, and Ryne Myers; brother: Warren "Pete" Lichtenberger and his wife Betty of Peoria; sisters: Sandy McConlee of Orange County, CA, Janet Duggan of Glen Carbon, IL, and Linda Brawner and her husband Dick of Norman, OK. Good News from Ameren Illinois:Steady Natural Gas Prices for 2011-12 Heating Season Utility Offers Advice on Spending Less by Using Less Ameren Illinois customers can expect a continuation of moder- ate natural gas prices during the upcoming 2011-12 heating sea- son. "We anticipate customer natu- ral gas prices for this winter will be similar to prices paid last win- ter," said Ameren Illinois Vice President of Gas and Electric Technical Services Scott A. Glaeser. "This moderate trend is the result of increased North American natural gas supply due to the rapid development of shale Customers are encouraged to adopt proven energy conserva- tion practices that will help re- duce bills without sacrificing per- serial comfort. Glaeser said the place to begin is by visiting to review ActOnEnergy® savings tips. At, Ameren Illinois customers can learn about important cash incentives• For example, an Ameren Illinois cus- tomer may receive an incentive of up to $200 when installing a qualified high-efficiency natural ference between the amount of energy used during the year and the amount paid under Budget Billing. If the amount paid ex- ceeds the actual cost of provid- ing the energy, the customer re- ceives a credit. If the amount billed is less than the actual cost of providing the energy, the cus- tomer is billed for the difference. Customers may enroll in Bud- get Billing by visiting or by call- ing 1-800-755-5000. Customers may enroll in the program or drop ating fossil fuel furnaces may pose serious health and safety hazards, as well as waste energy, Fireplace and wood-burning stove flues should be inspected and cleaned by a professional, as well. • Install carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in your home, as re- quired by state law. • Check for heating system duct air leaks. Begin by sealing ducts that run through the attic, crawlspace, unheated basement or garage by using duct sealant Children Hospital or the Jeanne was precededin death gas throughout theU.S., contin- Ame-i .... r .... r c^... ...... , by her parents, son: Bruce, five ued sluggish domestic and global Society.' ' Messages of The family would like t0:sfenergy" condolence may be sent to the express their sincere gratitude to During the 2010-11 heating family at www.dawson- the staff of St. John's Hospice season, AmerenIllinois custom- gas forced air furnace. An energy-efficient home pro- : ,rides a, higher level of comfort • and greater cost savings• Before making energy-saving upgrades to your home, find out if your out at any time. There is no charge to enroll in Budget Bill- ing. Ameren Illinois delivers en- ergy to 1.2 million electric and 813,000 natural gas customers in Jeanne was born November 1, 1922 in Decatur the daughter of Jennings Bryan and Beatrice Virginia (Burchard) Lichtenberger. She married Paul Care; Comfort Keepers: Christina, Karla, Stephanie, Rose and Vickie, Dr. Marie Velasco and Dr. Dan Smith for all theeare and compassion given to Jeanne during her illness• i Long Creek UMC Chicken Noodle Supper Saturday, October 29 4:30-7:00 p.m. Tickets: Adults $8, Children 3-10 yrs $4.00, Children under 2 free $8.50 take out orders, there will also be a bake sale Long Creek United Methodist Church 6960 East Firehouse Road,Decatur phone: 864-5261 Mt. Zion United Methodist Church 1220 W. Main Street Mt. Zion, Illinois 62549 Phone 217 864-4813 Fax: 217 864-3672 Rev. William Pyatt Weekend Celebrations Blended Service 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 am email era paid an average of $0.61 per improvements qualify for special downstate Illinois, and our mis- therm. Ameren Illinois antici, discounts ..... thr0ugh the sionis tomcat their energy needs pates the 2011-12 heating season AcH.r.-::asafe, reliable, efficient and ce to average $0.62 cents per I form anebiP)ii:p:e :: envirofmentally responsible t herA. .  Our service area covers Glaeser also stressed that regisctOnergy more than !,200 communities Ameren IUinois has secured ad- Allies', which theySon hact: :and  43;700 square miles. For equate natural gas supplies to meet customer needs during the upcoming 2011-12 heating sea- son. He noted that Ameren Illi- nois has the majority its natural gas supplies hedged or "price pro- tected" for the upcoming winter to insulate customers from mar- ket volatility. Ameren Illinois does not profit from the cost of natural gas paid by customers. Natural gas is a commodity which Ameren Illi- nois purchases from various pro- ducers for delivery to customers. "While the expectation of stable natural gas prices are wel- comed, we recognize and con- tinue to be concerned about the impact the cost of heating may have on our customers," Glaeser said. "We will continue to help our customers understand this is- sue and provide the information they need to better manage their energy usage•" savings to homeowners. Quali- fied measures include attic and wall insulation and air and duct sealing. In addition to the website, resi- dential customers can obtain more information, visit Heating Season Tips from Ameren Illinois Saving Money Today . You can save 2 to 3 percent on your heating costs for each complete ActOnEner informs, degree you lower your thermostat tion by calling 1.866-838,6918 or during the heating season• sending an e-mail to: Customers may enroll in the Budget Billing plan as a way to better manage their energy bills. This plan allows residential cus- tomers to pay the same amount each month. By enrolling now, customers can begin leveling out their monthly payments. The plan allows customers to pay an aver- age monthly bill amount based on the last 12 months of usage. The payment level is periodically re- viewed and adjusted as necessary• On the 12th month, the account is reviewed to calculate the dif- , Install a programmable ther- mostat to automatically adjust your home's temperature settings when you are away or sleeping. Ameren Illinois customers may visit or call 1- 866-838-6918 for details on a $25 programmable thermostat rebate. A programmable thermostat can reduce energy bills by about $100 a year. • Never place a thermostat on an exterior wall where it may be affected by outdoor temperatures. • Regularly change or wash (depending on type) furnace fil- ters. Most filters should be changed once a month. This is a-, ra,, a' a-- • ,"a = I especially important if you have wJtt. zaon t'resoyterlan unurcn I pets or when there is dust in the • I area. 345 Mum St., 864-2528 |[| |. , Take advantage of solar heat Rev. Joel Stevener !1 byopening curtains, :blinds and :  shades on sunny days. Close cur- . Sunday Worship- I | I | I tains, blinds and shades on cloudy 8.00 a.m. & 10:00 aJtll. OlllO days and at night. • , =--,= 1, . Have your heating system Child Care Provided. Handicap Accessible checked and serviced by a pro- www mtzion prebyehuteh net fessionai before the start of the heating season. Improperly oper- Mt. Zion Assembly of God 634 Woodland Dr. Mt. Zion 864-2701 Rev. Dean Rose 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.m, Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m, * Childrens Service 7:00 p.m, First General Baptist Church 2825 S. Baltimore 423-8359 Pastor Randall Oarrett 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 StudylChildmn's Choir 6:30 Child Cam Provided (mastic) or metal-backed (foil) tape to seal the seams and con- nections of ducts. Properly sealed ducts can improve your heating system's efficiency by up to 20 percent. Visit, call 1-866-838-6918 or send an e- mail to: 00@ammarn for details on the Home Energy Performance Program. -Replace incandescent bulbs • with ENERGY STAR qualified compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). Unlike incandescent bulbs, CFLs emit little heat and last seven or more years. Ameren Illinois customers may purchase CFLs from participating retailers, online or by phone. For CFL de- tails, visit, send an e-mail to .00On00-a100Rm0000 @araeunn or call 1.866-845-7085, • Use low-cost ceiling fans or other types of circulating fans. Fans help to evenly distribute air, eliminating both hot and cold spots. When used properly, many people find they are able to lower their thermostats a few degrees in the winter and raise the thermo- stat a few degrees during the sum- mer months. • When not in use, keep fire- place and wood stove dampers closed. This will help keep warm air in your home. Look in on others • Check in on the elderly and those with medical conditions to make certain they are safe and comfortable. Saving Money Tomorrow • There is no substitute for in- sulation. Add insulation if attic floor joists are visible• Visit, call 1-866- 838-6918 or send an e-mail to: 00@ammama for details on the Home Energy continued on page 6 €hugh 5409 E. Route 36 Decatur, IL 62521 864-3444 Traditional Service 8:45 a.m. Contemporary Service lh00 s.m Opportunities for everyone- Bible Studies, Seniors Group, Junior/Senior Highen, Children's Programs, Young Adult activities, Choir/Praise Bands, Monthly events. Call for detailsl