Hopeful Heart Ministries' Mobile Food Pantry
at Parkway Church Aug. 23

Hopeful Heart Ministries Mobile Food Pantry will be at Parkway Church of the Nazarene, 2701 E. Faries Parkway, on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 12:30-2:00 p.m. Only one visit per month, per family, and must show ID.

St. Mary's Widowed Support Group To Meet For Dinner Aug. 28

St. Mary’s Widowed Support Group will meet for dinner at The Wharf, 201 W. 1st Drive, Decatur, on Thursday, August 28 at 6:00 p.m.
All widows and widowers are welcome.
     For additional information, contact Sister Chaminade Kelley, R.N. at 428-7733.

2014 Decatur Games To Be Held Sept. 8-18 

Show off your skills during the Decatur Park District’s Decatur Games. 
This week-long Olympics-style tournament from September 8 - 18 features a variety of events for companies, churches, civic organizations or groups of friends and family. Activities include dodgeball, cornhole/bags, sand volleyball, golf, washers, Pictionary, bowling and more. 
Sign-up now for this fun event that sharpens team-building skills and promotes health & fitness in the greater Decatur area. 
Team size is unlimited. Team fee is $199 by Sept. 2 ($250 after September 2). 
For more information, contact Dakota Getz at 429-3472 or stop by the DISC (1295 W. Wood).

Decatur Chapter MH P.E.O. To Hold Rummage
Sale August 22 & 23

Decatur Chapter MH P.E.O. will hold its annual 50+ family rummage sale from 8-4 Friday, August 22 and from 8-Noon, Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the corner of Fairview and W. Main Streets.  North entrance of church.
  Items included in the sale are men's, women's and children's clothes, house wares, linens, books, toys, small furniture, holiday and home décor.
  Chapter MH is a philanthropic educational organization promoting educational opportunities for women.
  All proceeds from the rummage sale are used to support the advancement of women through scholarships, grants, awards and loans.

Illinois Family Institute To Host Luncheon Aug. 28

Illinois Family Institute will have a luncheon for pastors, church leaders and patriots on Thursday, Aug. 28. The luncheon will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Decatur Club, 158 West Prairie Avenue, Decatur.
Dan Fisher will be speaking on the topic, "Bringing Back the Black Robed Regiment". Fisher is senior pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Yukon, OK and is Oklahoma State Representa-tive for District 60.
A free will offering will be taken.
Reservations are required. For reservations, call Kathy by Aug. 21 at 708-781-9328 or by Aug. 21.

Decatur Senior Center To Host AARP
Driver’s Safety Class Aug. 28

Decatur Senior Center, 1430 N. 22nd St., Decatur, will host a AARP Driver's Safety Class on Thursday, Aug. 28 from 8:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. 
Class fee is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.
For additional information or to register, call Leslie at (217) 429-1239.

Illinois Raptor Center Volunteers Needed

The Illinois Raptor Center operates a wildlife hospital and conservation education center at its 25 acre facility located at 5685 – 5695 W. Hill Road on the west side of Decatur. 
Once a year the organization accepts a group of individuals to be trained as volunteers. 
Volunteers work one 4 hour shift during the work week and attend a 2 hour training session the first Sunday of each month.  
The next volunteer orientation is set for September 2014.  
Individuals who would like to be considered for a volunteer position should email to for information and an application form.  Applications must be received by August 31st.
The IRC is also starting a new volunteer program for retired housekeepers, gardeners, carpenters, and maintenance people – naming it the “Honey Dew Crew”.  
This group will get together one morning per week to walk the IRC grounds to find and perform small repairs and maintenance to trails, cages, mews, perches, buildings and grounds.  
Donuts, coffee, tools and equipment will be provided!  Individuals or groups of friends that would like to join up as crew members should email to for an application form.  Applications must be received by August 31st.

Wabash Hospital Former Employees Reunion
At Main Hanger Sept. 5

A luncheon for former employees of Wabash Hospital, Decatur, will be held Friday, Sept. 5 at the Main Hangar Restaurant, Decatur Airport.
Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. and attendees may order from the menu or try the salad bar. 
There is no charge for this luncheon, but it is very important to make reservations. Reservations must be made by Sept. 1 by calling Violet M. Taylor at 433-1091 or 428-0617.
There is ample parking and the north entrance will take attendees directly to the restaurant.

‘Despicable Me 2’ To Be Shown In Fairview Park Sept. 11

The movie, "Despicable Me 2", will be shown on the Decatur Park District's inflatable screen in Fairview Park Pavilion #1 on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks. Visit or the Decatur Park District Facebook page for weather updates. 
For additional information, contact Jamie Gower at 422-5911.

Pizza Fundraiser For Homeward Bound Pet Shelter Aug. 26 

A pizza day fundraiser to benefit Homeward Bound Pet Shelter will be held Tuesday, Aug. 26 at all 3 Monical's Pizza locations in Decatur.
The Shelter will receive 20 percent of regular-priced food purchases. 
Present flyer at the time of purchase. 
Flyers are available at Homeward Bound Pet Shelter and Macon Resources, Inc. For additional information, call 876-1266 or 875-1910.

‘Our Heavenly Home’ Presentation at
Harvest Christian Center Aug. 20

"Our Heavenly Home," a presentation on the New Jerusalem based on Revelation chapter 21 will be presented by Jody Fronk on Aug. 20 at 6:30 pm. at Harvest Christian Center, 2199 N. Water St., Decatur.
He will speak about his display of what the New Jerusalem will look like including the gemstones that will most likely make up the foundations of this city of gold.
Fronk is a geologist/mineralogist with a Master of Science Degree from Bowling Green State University, a gemologist from Gemological Institute of America, a Senior Certified bench jeweler from Jeweler's of America and an avid mineral and gem collector for over 30 years.
His display will give an interpretive glimpse of the rare and beautiful gemstones, minerals, pearls and gold he has collected and studied for many years and how they fit into God's plan for the holy city, the New Jerusalem.
The public is invited to attend.
For additional information, contact Harvest Christian Center at (217) 330-7237.

Bill Harbeck MacArthur High School Alumni Meet Aug. 22

The annual Bill Hardback MacArthur High School Alumni Meet will be held Friday, Aug. 22 at Fairview Park. This is the ninth year for former MacArthur High School runners to gather and run two miles to honor a MacArthur Cross Country Coach. The race will be at 4:15 p.m. starting at the baseball diamond in Fairview Park. The Junior High one mile will be run at the same time and this run is open to all junior high students. All high school students are invited to run. There are no awards or results given for the races.
Bill Harbeck was the cross country and track coach at MacArthur for 30 years and produced some of the best distance runners in Illinois. Mr. Harbeck's Cross Country teams won many Big 12 Conference, Regional and Sectional titles and had one individual Cross Country State Champion. Mr. Harbeck was inducted in the Illinois Track and Cross County Coaches Hall of Fame in 2003. The Alumni Cross Country race is open to the public and anyone can run. If interested in the fun run, call Angelo Rinchiuso at 425-9529. The run is noncompetitive and there is no entry fee. No sign up is necessary, just come to the Fairview Park Baseball Diamond and be ready to run.

96th Rau Reunion At Warner Library In Clinton Aug. 24

The descendants of Christian and Christina Rau from Latham, IL area will have their 96th reunion Sunday, Aug. 24. The reunion will be held 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Warner Library located at 310 N. Quincy St. in Clinton. A basket dinner will be held at 1:00 p.m.
For additional information, call (217) 855-5158.

Community-Wide Shred Day At Farm Bureau Aug. 22

The Macon County Farm Bureau Public Relations Committee is hosting a community-wide shred day on Friday, Aug. 22. It will be held 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. at the Macon County Farm Bureau office located at 1150 West Pershing Road in Decatur.
Consumers can bring up to five boxes of materials to shred. Participants must donate a minimum of five canned goods which will be donated to an area food pantry.
For additional  information call 877-2436.
Decatur Cares Rescue Mission Golf Tournament Aug. 30

Decatur Cares Rescue Mission will have its first annual golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 8:00 a.m. at Hickory Point Golf Course.
Team entry will be $400 per four man team or $100 per individual. Entry fee includes golf, lunch and prizes.
For additional information or to reserve a spot, call Jonathan Kelm at (217) 848-4323.
Donations can be made to Decatur Cares Mission, PO Box 1215, Decatur, IL 62525-1215. 


The African-American Civil War Soldiers Monument in the 300 block N. Water St.

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