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Page 6 The Region News Wednesday, October 26, 2011 MZ Boys Team take 3rd straight Regional Championship/Girls Team place 3rd Overall INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION: McKayla Harder led the Lady Braves with the individual championship at the Monticello 1A Regional in a time of 17:55. The girls as a team will advance to Sectionals this Saturday along with the boys team. Both the boys and girls teams qualified for this Saturday's Sectional Cross Country meet to be held at Hickory Point Golf Course• The girls race will begin at 10 AM and the boys at 11 AM. It would be best to park on the west side of the mall and walk through the shortcut to the golf course• The boys defeated hometown favorite Monticello on their home course. Monticello came into the meet undefeated on the season and had been running good. But on Saturday the Braves put together the best TEAM race in school history to edge the State's top ranked IA team by a 3RD STRAIGHT REGIONAL CROWN: The Mt. Zion Boys Cross Country tea,m grabbed their 3rd Straight Regional Team Championship at the Monticello Regional this past weekend. The boys narrowed out hometown favorite Monticello for the honor by a score margin of 40-46. close margin of 40-46, low score wins. What made this effort so great was the incredible performance of the pack. Top runners Jake Brown and Joe Fritzsche accomplished their job by finishing 2-3 in the race to nullify Monticello's 1-4 Freshman Golfer Ashley Miller places 36th at State Mt. Zion Freshman Girls Golf team member Ashley Miller placed 36th overall with a combined 2 round score of 177 at the Class A State Competition held in Decatur at Red Tail Run Golf Course October 14th and 15th. Soy City Challenge Disc Golf Tournament Set For and a tree lunch will be offered to players, courtesy of the Decatur Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Soy City Challenge - Disc Golf Tournament Saturday, October 29 Nelson Park Disc Golf Course Registration/Warm-up 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. 8:30 - 9 a•m. Ribbon Cutting 9 a.m. Round 1 Tee Off 9:15 a.m. Fees are $20 for novice and rec divisions, $30 for intermediate, $35 for advanced, and $45 for the pro division. For more information, contact tournament director Noah Brooks at 309/ October 29 Decatur's first disc golf tournament is set for 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, October 29 in Nelson Park! This Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA)- sanctioned C tier event will fe.ature 2 rounds of 18 - 22 holes. Prizes will be awarded for all divisions, and amateurs will receive a custom-stamped disc and towel. A ribbon cutting finish. But it was the great effort of the PACK that gave the Braves the margin of victory. The PACK Saturday was composed of 5 runners: Nick Toothman-9th, Timmy McElroy-12th, Sean Moore- 14th, Mohammad Hosseini- 16th, and Patrick Tharp-17th. All seven were ahead of Monticello's 5th runner. The amazing thing about the PACK in the regional was that only 9 seconds separated 5 runners. It was the best PACK performance I've had in all the many years of coaching...and that is a lot. It was a great win for the guys and gives the TEAM confidence that they can run with anyone• This meet now sets up a rematch this Saturday with the Sages in the Sectional. Photo credits (LEFT) Mark Gingerieh (TOP) Kerry Toothman The meet will be very competitive as the State's 3rd ranked team, Tolono Unity will be entered. All 3 teams are equally talented and it should be a very exciting and fun run. All 3 teams will benefit from competition as they prepare for the State meet one week later• The top 5 teams in the Sectional qualify for State. The girls team placed 3rd on Saturday to qualify for this weekend's Sectional. The Lady Braves were nosed out of second by only 4 points by Monticello. McKayla Harder was the individual champion running the difficult course in a time of 17:55 which no doubt would have been faster if she had not missed a turn and had to double back, but she finished very strong. The team was not at full strength as two runners were under the weather. Megan Bailey and Maddy Gierach were both a little slow and placed several places back from where they normally would. Megan was 12th, Sarah White finished 20th, and Maddy was 25th. Hannah Jordan and Nasrin Hosseini ran very strong efforts and placed 28th and 29th respectively. Rachelle Hughes placed 43rd. Since the Monticello Regional was the strongest of the 3 regionals feeding the Decatur Sectional, the Lady Braves will have a very good chance of qualifying for State. The girls run at 10 AM. 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Visit to learn about incentives. • Ameren Illinois recommends customers enroll in the Budget Billing plan. This service allows Budget Billing, customers may call 1-800-755-5000 or visit • Plant trees around the house. Trees substantially reduce energy use by shading roofs and walls from the summer sun and serv- ing as a barrier against winter winds. For more information, visit MySafeTrees.corn. Temporary Haunted Houses Must Still Follow'Life Safety Code,' Says State Fire Marshal Employee and Customer Safety must be Priority for Building Owners and Event Operators As thousands of families prepare to enjoy Halloween attractions and events, the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is reminding Illinois residents to be vigilant when entering temporary haunted houses. "We want to make sure that families and children are safe and protected when entering ha, unted houses or other temporary structures constructed for the short Halloween season," said Illinois Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis. "It is important for haunted house operators to follow Illinois' fire and life safety code requirements•" OSFM also calls on local enforcement agencies and haunted house owners and operators to follow safety code guidelines, especially when temporary structures are created by combustible materials such as plywood and cardboard. Those occupancies can present special hazards that make them particularly vulnerable to fires and injuries if applicable codes are not followed• Because of their temporary nature, haunted houses are considered "Special Amusement Buildings" owners must be reminded that haunted house occupancies are not exempt from fire sprinkler systems or fire detection system requirements. Furthermore, haunted houses are usually designed to be dark and offer low visibility to visitors and frequently are set up in maze- like designs that can be confusing to the occupants. According to the Life Safety Code under the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the following requirements should be met in haunted houses: • There must be an adequate number and width of means of egress to accommodate occupant loads within the building • There must be panic hardware on exit doors • There are restrictions on dead-end pathways • Stairway construction must include riser height and tread depth, provision of handrails, and fire rated enclosure in some situations • The use of open flame devices or pyrotechnic special effects is restricted, unless the operator has specific permitting and licensing for the use of indoor pyrotechnics under Illinois law, which prohibits the use of pyrotechnics in buildings that are not protected by an automatic sprinkler system. •Fumishings and decorations including all draperies and curtains are required to be flame resistant. • In accordance with both Life Safety Code requirements and Illinois' Furniture Fire Safety Act, any upholstered furniture in the occupancy must comply with testing and labeling requirements• For further information regarding the requirements applicable to haunted houses, or any special amusement, building, contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal's Fire Prevention Division Manager Misty Matykiewicz at (217) 558-0639, the Technical Services Division at (312) 814-8960, or visit http:/ /www.s ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on October 6, 2011, a certifi- cate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Macon County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conduct- ing and transacting the business known as Bling It On, located at 4255 S. Lake Ct., Decatur, IL 62521. Dated this 6th day of October, 2011. Stephen M. Bean, County Clerk published 10/12, 19, 26/11 ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on September 26, 2Oll, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Macon County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, con- ducting and transacting the busi- ness known as Wear It's At, lo- cated at 2934 S. Mt• Zion Rd Hwy 121, Decatur, IL62521. Dated this 26th day of Septem- ber, 2011. Stephen M. Bean, County Clerk published 10/12, 19, 26/11