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HSHS St. Mary’s Auxiliary Artisans Present the Fall 
Craft Sale Oct. 6

The HSHS St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary Artisans will present a fall craft sale Tuesday, October 6, 2015, from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, in the Assisi Room in HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital located at 1800 E. Lake Shore Dr., Decatur, Illinois 62521.
Hand crafted, one-of-a-kind items will be available for sale.   The hospital Auxiliary Artisans meet every Monday morning to work on making these treasures for the fall sale.  Some Christmas items will be offered, as well.
Cash, checks, credit cards and debit cards are accepted.

Camp One Way Family Fun Day Oct. 10

Saturday, October 10 from 11 a. m. to 3 p.m. families may enjoy a day of fun at Camp One Way. Attractions available will be a bouncy house, animal petting zoo, games and prizes, food - all for a donation. 
Ages 2 through adult can use the bouncy house and all ages are invited to participate in boating, basketball and the playground.
Camp One Way is a nondenominational camp and retreat ministry located on Christian county Highway 2, 1654 East 2945 North Rd. Mt. Auburn. For more information, phone 217 - 676- 2533 or see the website at or check us out on Facebook.

Retired Millikin Professor To Review The Book ‘Astoria’ 

On October 7th, retired Millikin professor Frank Czerwinski will review the book ASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Emprire by Peter Stark for the Books Between Bites program offered by the Friends of the Decatur Public Library.  
The program begins at 12:15 til 1:00 p.m. with refreshments.

Make It! At The 4-H Clean Club Oct. 10, 17

    Are you 8-18 years old and interested in making useful products? If so, the 4-H Clean Club is a perfect fit for you! Peggy Baity, owner of The Jaded Hippie, will teach you how to make personal care products and cleaning supplies that you can create at home.
This program will meet on October 10, 2015 and October 17, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 
12:00 p.m.  Classes will be held at University of Illinois Extension, 3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd. in Decatur. 
Cost is $15 for current 4-H members and $20 for non 4-H members.  Class size is limited so register by October 8, 2015 at
If you have questions or need more details, contact Becky at 217.877.6042 or
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. 
If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please 217.877.6042.

Diabetes Self-Management Program Classes Start Oct. 6

The Macon County Health Department will be offering an evidence-based Diabetes Self- Management Program at the SIU School of Medicine Family Physicians Office that is open to the public. 
Through the program individuals will learn practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn ways to talk with their doctor and family about their diabetes.
Classes are two and a half hours once a week for six weeks and are FREE and open to all those affected by diabetes, including family members and caregivers. 
The classes will be on Tuesdays starting October 6th from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the SIU School of Medicine Family Physicians Office, located at 250 West Kenwood Avenue in Decatur. 
Additional class series will be held in the future; interested participants should call for upcoming class dates and times. 
For more information on the program and/or to register, please call Marisa at the Macon County Health Department at (217) 423-6988 ext: 1130.

Decatur Golden K Kiwanis 
To Hold Flapjack Fundraiser Event Oct. 10

Decatur Golden K Kiwanis will be having a Flapjack Fundraiser Event at Applebee's in Forsyth on Saturday, October 10, 2015. 
Money raised from this event will be used toward continuing to support children's programs in the area.  
Pancakes, bacon, coffee/juice will be served from 8-10:00 am.  Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased from any Decatur Golden K member or call 521-6195.  
Limited tickets will be available at the door.

Operation Enduring Support Needs APO/FPO
Addresses Of Troops For Christmas Packages

Operation Enduring Support, a military family faith-based support group, will be sending Christmas packages to troops deployed oversees on Nov. 30th.   
They need the APO/FPO addresses of loved ones and community donations by Thursday, Nov. 19th.  This will be the groups 14th Christmas mailing.
Submit APO/FPO addresses to Ann Irwin at or by calling (217) 428-5936 or to Diana Olson at or calling (217) 429-5374.  They also may be mailed to OES c/o Grace United Methodist Church, 901 N Main St., Decatur, IL 62521
Donations for postage and items to fill the boxes would also be appreciated.  They may be mailed or brought to the church from 8 a.m. to noon Monday thru Thursday.
Suggested donations include protein bars, energy bars, granola bars, cheese and cracker packs, beef Slim Jim’s and cheese sticks, canned meat and sandwich spread, individual powdered drink packages, hot chocolate packages,  men’s magazines, puzzle/ game books, playing cards,  hand and foot warmers, personal care items, deodorant, tooth brushes, eye drops, lip balm.
Also needed are letters from school and Sunday school children, Hard Candy, Candy Canes,  dark lightweight socks, jersey gloves, hanging car deodorizers, cotton swabs, and baby wipes.
  Our country still has many men and women who will be deployed this holiday season and your donations will help brighten their holiday away from home. 
One of the recent letters received expressed their thanks for you  remembering them.  They also told how much it meant to them to receive packages from home.

The Henningsens To Present Concert At
 Lincoln Square Theatre Oct. 17

The Lincoln Square Theatre, Beck’s Hybrids and GRIZ FM 98.1 present The Henningsens Saturday, October 17.
Doors will open at 7 pm and the show will begin at 8 pm.
The Lincoln Square Theatre is located at 141 N. Main St, Decatur, Illinois.
Tickets range from $22 to $30 and
are reserved seating. Purchase tickets online at www.lincolnsquaretheatre .com or call 217-706-5229.
Having recently performed at the 2015 Farm Progress Show, The Henningsens are returning to Decatur, with opening act the Tim Wallis Trio.
Beck’s, the largest family-owned retail seed company in the United States, has partnered with The Henningsens, on their latest single “Why I Farm.”
Beck’s Why I Farm Movement has inspired thousands, including The Henningsens, with its mission to honor the American farmer.
The Henningsens are a country music trio, farm family from Atwood,
Illinois, consisting of Brian Henningsen (bass, guitar and vocals), his son Aaron (guitar and vocals), and daughter Clara (lead vocals and guitar).  
The group showcases a sound that is fresh, vibrant, and uniquely their own, with Clara’s expressive and inviting vocals center stage, together with gorgeous family harmonies and vivid storytelling, offering lyrics that paint sometimes traditional themes in non-traditional ways.
They debuted with a self-titled EP album that included hit, "American Beautiful" in 2013 after touring with Brad Paisley and writing "You Lie" and "All Your Life" for The Band Perry.
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The above photo shows the Transfer House in Lincoln Square in the early years of the 20th century .

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