PAUL OSBORNE, EDITOR 

UPCOMING EVENTS AND MEETINGS

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MacArthur Class Of 1960 Members To Celebrate 75th Birthdays Oct. 13-15


​MacArthur Class of 1960 will be celebrating their 75th birthday with a party the weekend of Oct. 13-15 at South Side Country Club. 
    There will be hors d'oeuvres on Friday night, plated dinner Saturday night, and/or brunch on Sunday morning.
    This will also be the 60th anniversary of being the final 9th grade class. Member of the 9th grade class of 1957 at any Decatur Junior High School is invited to join the celebration.    
    For additional information, contact Joanne Barnes at  (217) 428-4935.

Calvary Baptist Church To Host Breakfast Fundraiser Oct. 7

    Calvary Baptist Church, located at 1833 South Country Club Road in Decatur, will have a breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The menu will include scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, coffee and orange juice.
    The church will also host a bake sale and holiday craft bazaar.
    Suggested donation for breakfast will be $6. Children five and under eat free.

N.A.R.V.R.E. Unit #77 
To Meet Oct. 4


     National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees, Unit #77, Decatur, will meet Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the V.F.W. Hall, 3920 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m.
    For additional information, call 864-3795.

Meeting Rescheduled for City of Decatur Human Relations Commission

    The City of Decatur Human Relations Commission's regular meeting on Sept. 21 has been rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 28, at 4:00 p.m.         The meeting will be held in the City Council Chamber on the third floor of the Decatur Civic Center, #1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza.
    For additional  information, call (217) 429-1954.



Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra Opens 2017-2018

Season With 'Masterworks' Performance Sept. 23

    The Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra (MDSO) will kick off its 2017-2018 performance season with an opening night concert "Inspired by Shakespeare" on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Millikin University's campus.
    The MDSO 2017-2018 season officially opens with an evening of romantic tragedy inspired by the Bard himself. The orchestra pairs Tchaikovsky's "Fantasy" with Prokofiev's "Ballet," both retelling the story of star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. In the midst of these two masterpieces stands Shostakovich's transcendent "Second Piano Concerto," featuring an "astonishing" and "uplifting" performance by special guest pianist, Ilya Yakushev.
    The MDSO's performance of Prokofiev's selections from the Romeo and Juliet Ballet will feature dancers Luiza Boaventura and Noah Hart from the Alabama Ballet.
    Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev continues to astound and mesmerize audiences at major venues on three continents.
    Highlights of Yakushev's 2017-2018 season include return appearances with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Edmonton Symphony, Las Cruces Symphony and Reading Symphony, as well as performances with the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra and Johnstown Symphony. He will also play recitals in Texas, Louisiana, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
    Winner of the 2005 World Piano Competition, which took place in Cincinnati, Ohio, Yakushev received his first award at age 12 as a prizewinner of the Young Artists Concerto Competition in his native St. Petersburg, Russia. 
    In 1997, he received the Mayor of St. Petersburg's Young Talents award, and won First Prize at the Donostia Hiria International Piano Competition in San Sebastian, Spain. 
    In 1998, he received the Award for Excellence in Performance, presented to him by the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation in Moscow. Most recently, Yakushev became a recipient of the prestigious Gawon International Music Society's Award in Seoul, Korea.
    The Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra is an ensemble comprised of faculty, hired professionals, and is open to students who successfully audition for the Millikin University School of Music. 
    The MDSO performs the annual Labor Day Pops concert, five Masterworks concerts, advent services, and hosts high-profile guest artists and the concerto/aria competition.
    Selected students also have the opportunity to play for musical theatre productions and various community and educational events. Membership in MDSO places a high demand on students who gain hands-on experience by playing side-by-side with faculty and other professionals in a nurturing environment.
    Tickets for the concert are $10-$20 and are available through the Kirkland Fine Arts Center Ticket Office by phone at 217.424.6318 or online at kirklandfinearts.com. Kirkland Ticket Office hours are Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. A $2.50 fee will be charged for credit card purchases. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket, and applies to online and Ticket Office orders.

MDSO Upcoming Concerts
• Masterworks II
Oct. 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Kirkland Fine Arts Center
Music of John Williams featuring Polish Violinist Kinga Augustyn
Ticket prices: $10-$15-$20

• The Great Russian Nutcracker
Nov. 4, 2017, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Kirkland Fine Arts Center
    Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" ushers in the holiday season with two collaborative performances from Kirkland Fine Arts Center and the MDSO Masterworks Series. Enjoy the immersive Christmas classic with 40 professional dancers, hand-selected area young dancers, a local children's choir, and a full musical accompaniment from the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra.
    Ticket prices: $35-$45-$65
    K-12 student tickets: $10 with paid adult (Discount not available online)
    Concerts of the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.


Second Annual Decatur Can-Do Sculpture In Central Park Sept. 27
    
    On Wednesday, Sept. 27, St. Teresa High School will once again be teaming up with Hickory Point Bank on the WSOY Community Food Drive for the second annual Decatur Can-Do Sculpture from 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in Central Park.    
    Last year over 2,400 cans of food were collected for this event. Students of St. Teresa High School and members of the Hickory Point Bank team spent the day receiving cans and arranging them in a three-dimensional sculpture.
    This year they will be creating two sculptures. The first will be an American Flag and the other one will be a retro video game inspired cube with iconic imagery from the  80's and 90's. 
    The following types and amount of canned food are needed to construct the sculptures:
    Sculpture 1: Starkist Tuna, 234; Campbell's Tomato Soup - 658
    Sculpture 2: (any brand of standard sized cans between 14-16 oz.) 144 red; 38 blue; 66 yellow; 128 green; 36 orange; 351 black; 153 white.
    Canned goods and money will be accepted at St. Teresa High School and all local Hickory Point Branches. Cans of certain colors and sizes are needed to make the designs but all cans will be accepted and ultimately donated. All cans will count towards the school competition of the WSOY Food Drive with the first place prize being $2,500.    
    Plan on tuning in to WSOY/13.40AM /103.3FM to hear the broadcast and follow St. Teresa High School on Facebook for the final outcomes of the sculptures.

‘Clean Water’ Grand Opening At Children's Museum of Illinois Sept. 25

    Children's Museum of Illinois has announced the opening of its newest exhibit, "Clean Water",  sponsored by Rotary Club of Decatur and Decatur Memorial Foundation. Community members are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Sept. 25 at 12:45 p.m. at the Museum located at 55 South Country Club Road, Decatur.
      The exhibit provides interactive experiences highlighting the importance of access to clean water and drinking water to nourish the body.
    Rotary Club of Decatur sponsored the exhibit in honor of their 100 year anniversary and to highlight one of Rotary International's initiatives of providing clean water in areas such as Kenya. Decatur Memorial Foundation contributed funds to encourage healthy habits in children.

       The exhibit will open to the public at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 26.


Enjoy Fall Colors With The Fairview Park Tree Walk Oct. 1


    Join the Macon County Master Gardeners for a walk, or drive, through Fairview Park to enjoy the autumn foliage and learn about the high diversity of trees in the park. The Fairview Park Tree Walk will go from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 at 1455 W. Fairview Park Dr. in Decatur. 
    Start your tour at the main pavilion where you can pick up a free identification guide and a map showing more than 80 species of trees located throughout the park.
    Whether you’re a beginner at identifying trees or an expert, visit one of the five marked Master Gardener stations for guided tours and to learn more about tree identification techniques through leaf shape, acorns and bark. Each marked station will also have a specific topic from species of oak trees to exotic species.
    The walk is free and no registration is required for this University of Illinois Extension program. Light refreshments will be served at one of the stations. If you have questions or would like more information, please call Vasthi Schwarz at 217.877.6042.
    The Macon County Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by University of Illinois Extension. Master Gardeners fulfill their mission of Helping Others Learn to Grow by volunteering their time and horticulture skills through community gardening projects and educational outreach. 
    To learn more about the Macon County Master Gardener program, visit go.illinois.edu/dmp or find them on Facebook.
    University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, call 217.935.5764.

Drug Court Of Macon County 
To Hold Commencement Ceremony  Oct. 6


    The Drug Court of Macon County will be holding a commencement ceremony for some of its participants in Courtroom 5A at the Macon County Courthouse, 253 E. Wood Street. Court docket will be at 1:30 p.m. and the ceremony at 2:30 p.m.
    The public is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served following the graduation.


Historian, Author David Barton Coming To Decatur Oct. 5

    Most Americans believe we live in a democracy. After signing the Constitution when asked what they had given the people, Benjamin Franklin said “A Republic if you can keep it.”
    During the writing of the Constitution there was an impasse. Dr Benjamin Franklin said “ I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth- that God governs in the affairs of men.” After his speech the convention decided to have Bible study and prayer asking for God’s help. 
    If you are interested in history you will want to see Historian David Barton of Wallbuilders presentation on Thursday, Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m. at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel. 
    Barton is the author of numerous best-selling books, with the subjects being drawn largely from his massive library of tens of thousands of original writings from the Founding Era. 
    His exhaustive research has rendered him an expert in historical and constitutional issues. He serves as a consultant to state and federal legislators, has participated in several cases at the Supreme Court, was involved in the development of the History/Social Studies standards for states Texas and California, and helped produce history textbooks used in schools across the nation.
    Barton has received numerous awards, including Who’s Who in Education, DAR’s Medal of Honor, and the George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. His work in media has merited Angel Awards, Telly Awards, and the Dove Foundation Seal of Approval.
    If you would like to purchase tickets ($10) call 708-781-9328 or visit www.illinoisfamily.org and click Events button. Tickets are selling fast, seating is limited. Sorry no tickets will be sold at the door.



Garden Club of Decatur Announces Event Schedule

    Members of the Garden Club of Decatur will take a tour of Shelbyville's Sunken Garden on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 10:00 a.m. A workshop of collecting flower seeds will be held after the tour. Karen Cherry will be presenting the program. An additional tour of the Shelbyville Dam is optional.
    Members will meet at Rural King in Mt. Zion at 9:00 a.m. to carpool.
     The club will be meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at First Lutheran Church, 250 W. Decatur St. The business meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the program, will begin at 1:00 p.m. Trish Locke, floral educator at Parkland College, Champaign, will present the program,"Fall Flower Décor for the Home." 
    Appetizers will follow the program.
    For addition information on these programs, contact Kathy Sorensen at kathysorensen1@comcast.net.

Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend Deadline To 
Register Sept. 22


    A Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend is set for Oct. 13-15 in Peoria, IL. The weekend will begin on Friday evening and will end of Sunday evening.
    Couples looking for a way to include God in their marriage will discover how to do just that   on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend.
    Reservation deadline is Sept. 22 but late reservations will be taken if space is available.
    For reservations or additional information, email Norm and Deb Lopez at peorialmereg@gmail.com, or check out the website www.godlovesmarriage.org.


DMH Announces Free Prostate Cancer Screening Sept. 22

    Free prostate cancer screenings will be offered on Friday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cancer Care Center of Decatur, 210 W. McKinley Ave. in Decatur, IL.  
    The DMH Cancer Care Institute has teamed up with Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, and the Us Too Prostate Cancer Education & Support Group to provide the screenings.  
    The Cancer Care Center of Decatur will provide private exam rooms for DRE’s (Digital Rectal Exams). Phlebotomy stations will be set up to do simple blood draws for PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) tests.  All screenings will be private and confidential.
    Snacks and drinks will be offered throughout the day.
    A man has about a 1 in 7 chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Symptoms can include:
    •    Trouble urinating
    •    Frequent urination, especially at night
    •    Chronic pain in the back, hips or pelvis
    •    Painful or burning urination
    •    Weak urine flow
    Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men. Men age 50 and older and African American men age 40 and older should get screened.
    For more information, call the DMH Cancer Care Institute at 876-4750.


City-Wide Cleanup Dates Are Announced
    
    City-wide cleanup date will be Saturday, Sept. 23 from 8:00 a.m. to noon and Thursday, Oct. 26 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Bring items to the Decatur Civic Center Parking Lot at #1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza.
    No appliances, paint electronics or yard waste will be accepted.

Blues & Brews Fest at Fletcher Park Sept. 30

    Blues and Brews Fest will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, 12:00-10:30 p.m., at Fletcher Park in Mt. Zion. 
    An all day wrist band will cost $8. Children under 4 are admitted free. Bike parking will be available.
    For additional information, call 864-5424 or check Facebook for updates.

Learn By Doing With Macon County 4-H Archery Club

    Youth are invited to learn all about archery this fall with Macon County 4-H. This club encourages youth to try archery in a safe, hands-on environment that is led and supervised by certified adults. Don’t have a bow and arrow? No problem, equipment will be provided.
    The program will be Mondays from October 2 to December 4 at East Park Baptist Church located at 1919 S. Baltimore Ave. in Decatur. 
    Class size is limited so register early. Participants must be 8 to 18 years old as of September 1, 2017. The cost is $20 for current 4-H members or $40 for new members. 
    Register online at go.illinois.edu/dmp by September 29. If you have questions or need more information, contact Becky Hugo at rhugo@illinois.edu or 217.877.6042.
    The 4-H program is provided through University of Illinois Extension and is open to youth ages 8 to 18. Youth learn skills for living by participating in individual or group learning experiences related to more than 200 project areas. 
    More information about Extension and 4-H is available at go.illinois.edu/dmp or find Macon County 4-H on Facebook.
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact 217.877.6042.

General Meeting Of Decatur Genealogical Society Sept. 24
 

     The General Meeting of the Decatur Genealogical Society will be held on Sunday Sept. 24th at 1:00 pm.  The speaker will be Gale Leonard who will be speaking on the topic of “Are You Really Polish?”.  
    Gale is one of the group’s  resident genealogists and has been a volunteer at their library for several years. They will have a short meeting at 2:00 pm with refreshments and research time until 4:00 pm.  
    There will be members available to help with research.  
    The public is welcome.


Stephen Decatur High School To Hold 75th Birthday Party Reunion Sept. 23

    Stephen Decatur High School (Decatur High School) will have a 75th Birthday Party Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 23, to reminisce and renew old friendships. The reunion will be held at the Beach House Restaurant, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr., from 6:00-10:00 p.m.
    This will be a casual gathering with an appetizer buffet and cash bar.
    For additional information, call Beverly Riley at (217) 422-0905 or Linda Durnil at (217) 428-7592.


Performing Arts Series 
For Students (PASS) Has Been Announced By The 
Decatur Area Arts Council


    Over the past 47 years, if you, your child, or your grandchild took a school class field trip to Millikin University’s Kirkland Fine Arts Center to see a show, that was likely a PASS performance.  Designed to open doors to learning through the performing arts, approximately 8,000 area children attend these shows each year. All PASS performances are held at Kirkland, giving students the often first-time experience of being on a college campus, in a world-class facility, opening their young eyes to a wider range of possibilities.
    Seven high quality shows have been selected for children Pre-K through 6 grade in 2017-18:
    Biscuit - Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    50 States in 60 Minutes - Tuesday, November 7, 2017
    The Tailor of Gloucester - Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    Mark Nizer - Magician - Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Solve It Cyrus - Tuesday, February 6, 2018
    Chocolate Milk Por Favor - Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    The Interactive Orchestra - Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    Area teachers and homeschool groups can reserve seats for the program(s) that best suit the needs of their class.  The first date that reservations will be accepted is Thursday, Sept.7, beginning at 8 a.m.
    If you would like your child to take advantage of this excellent opportunity, contact your school’s principal and/or teachers.  All shows are only $5 per student, except for the Youth Symphony Orchestra performance on April 24 which is free.
    The sponsors are; Amherst F. Hardy Foundation, John Ullrich Foundation Trust, Tate & Lyle, Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Homefield Energy, and Illinois Arts Council Agency.
    For more information, contact the Decatur Area Arts Council at arts4all@decaturarts.org or 217-423-3189.



Fall Art Classes To Be Held At Madden Arts Center

    Fall art classes will be held at the Madden Arts Center at 125 North Water Street in downtown Decatur. Advance registration is required. Class sizes limited. No walk-ins.  
    Workshops, Series, and Saturday Classes: Beginner Impressionist Landscape Painting Workshop (ages 10-adult); Drawing On the Right Side of the Brain (ages 10-adult); Pretty Paper Iris Folding (ages 8-adult); Halloween Figures or Ornaments (ages 6-adult); Clay Hand-Building Techniques (ages 10-adult); Holiday Houses (ages 6-adult); Snowman Sign Making (ages 6-adult).  
    Family Events: Harry Potter Fest (ages 6 and up, 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult); FREE "You ROCK" Painting Event; Pre-K Day (ages 2-5, adult must accompany child).  
    Cocktails and Creations (ages 21 and up): Owls on Canvas; Vibrant Close-up Flowers on Canvas; Halloween Figures or Ornaments; Winter Fox on Canvas; Forest Sunset on Canvas; Winter Sign on Wood.
    Senior Classes (ages 55 and up): Monet's Water Lilies Painting; Paper Houses; Halloween Tree Painting; Nature Sculpture Figure; Mixed Media Tea Cups, Woven Owl Wall Hanging.                                                         
    For additional information, visit www.decaturarts.org, email arts4all@ decaturarts.org, or call 217-423-3189.


Senior Watercolor Class At Johns Hill Center

    Seniors can take up a new hobby or show off their skills during the Decatur Park District's Watercolor Class at Johns Hill Center, 601 S. Jasper in Decatur. Classes for ages 55+ will be held on Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., beginning Sept. 7. Fee is $25 every three months.
    Seniors can sign up anytime throughout the year at Johns Hill Center. Classes will be taught by Don Gruber, a professional artist, owner of Moon Dog Studio, and former junior high art teacher.
    For additional information, call Dana Floyd at 429-7750.


Overlook Adventure Park Fall Hours Now In Effect

    Overlook Adventure Park's fall hours began August. 21.
    The Park will be open through Sept. 3 as follows: Monday-Thursday, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; Friday, 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m; and Sunday, Noon-8:00 p.m. Hours for Labor Day, Sept. 4, will be 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
    Hours from Sept. 5-Oct. 29 will be as follows: Monday-Wednesday, closed; Thursday, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; Friday, 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. and Sunday, noon -8:00 p.m.
    For information about rates, special events, or birthday parties, call 422-2316 or visit Overlookadventure .com.      

 
Get Fit 4 Fall At The DISC
    
    The DISC’s Fit 4 Fall membership promotion begins Sept. 1 and includes discounts on all full-facility annual passes. Individual memberships are $31/month; family memberships are $42/month; seniors will enjoy a $22/month rate; and senior couples can join for $32/month.         Sign up by Oct. 31 and “pick your perk” with a fitness or child care punch pass. 
    Facility features include a 25-foot tall climbing wall, group fitness classes, sport courts, golf center, fitness center, stroller club, child care, and Decatur’s largest indoor running track. 
    The Fit 4 Fall promotion runs Sept.  1 – October 31, 2017. 
    For more information, call the DISC at 429-3472.

Bus Trips To Fox Theatre

    Decatur Area Arts Council announces the following upcoming bus trips to The Fabulous Fox Theatre.
    The Bodyguard - October 12, 2017 - Thursday matinee 
    On Your Feet - November 16, 2017 - Thursday matinee
    The King and I - December 7, 2017 - Thursday matinee
    School of Rock - January 25, 2018 - Thursday matinee
    Chicago - March 3, 2018 - Saturday matinee
    Enjoy a great day that includes a private luncheon buffet and prime seating to outstanding shows. For reservations and further information, email arts4all@decaturarts.org or call 217-423-3189.


David Barton to Speak at Decatur Conference Center & Hotel  Oct. 5

    Illinois Family Institute, in partnership with Restore Our Constitution, will present David Barton on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel, 4191 W. S. 36 West, Decatur.
    Barton is founder and president of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on moral, religious, and constitutional heritage. He is the author of numerous best-selling books, with the subjects being drawn largely from his massive library-museum of original writings, documents and artifacts from early America.
    Tickets are $10 each. Seating is limited. To purchase tickets call (708) 781-9328 or visit www.illinoisfamily.org and click on events.


African-American Cultural & Genealogical Society of Illinois Museum Opens GoFundMe Account To Renovate Roof

    The African-American Cultural & Genealogical Society of Illinois Museum (AACGS) has opened a GoFundMe fundraising initiative to renovate its roof.
    The AACGS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, providing Central Illinois the opportunity to enrich their education of the African-American experience in America, as well as, research your family history.
    All contributions made to the AACGS “New Roof Initiative” GoFundMe account will be used towards this specific purpose and are tax deductible. 
To donate directly to the GoFundMe™ New Roof Initiative, donations can be made at this link:
www.gofundme/support-the-africanamerican-museum

 
Prairie Pedal Set for Sept. 24
Registration Now Open
 

    The Macon County Conservation Foundation will hold its tenth annual Prairie Pedal bicycling fundraiser event on Sunday, Sept.24 at Rock Springs Conservation Area. 
     Prairie Pedal offers 20, 40, and 62 mile routes along scenic country roads.  Register by Sept. 7 for a discounted rate of $25/rider.  
    Register after Sept. 7, up to and including the day of the event, for $30/rider.  Prairie Pedal participation fees include cycling socks (new this year), well stocked rest stops, support vehicles to assist riders, and a delicious homemade chili lunch afterwards.  Riders for the 40 and 62 mile routes begin between 7:00am and 9:00am.  20 mile route riders begin between 7:00am and 10:00am. 
     All routes begin and end at Rock Springs Conservation Area.  To register to ride or become a Prairie Pedal sponsor, visit MaconCounty Conservation Foundation.org.
     “Riding your bike is not only a fun recreational activity, but when you ride in Prairie Pedal, it helps protect your local natural areas, too,” says Paul Marien, Executive Director of the Macon County Conservation District.  All funds support natural areas and wildlife habitat in Macon County.
     Rock Springs Conservation Area is located on the southwestern edge of Decatur.  To get to Rock Springs from Decatur, go south on Route 48 and turn west onto Rock Springs Road or go south on Wyckles Road and turn east onto Rock Springs Road.  Watch for signs.  Plenty of parking is available.

 

Stroller Club At The DISC

     Throw on your walking shoes and join the Stroller Club at the DISC. Stroller Club is held on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 – 11 a.m. at the DISC Indoor Track. 
    This is a great opportunity to meet other parents while exercising. No registration needed. Free for DISC members or $3.25/visit for non-members.         

    Call the DISC at 429-3472 for more information. 

Meals On Wheels Of Macon County Reinforcing Its Commitment 

    Meals on Wheels of Macon County is working on reinforcing its commitment to the entirety of Macon County. There has been an almost 50% increase in the number of clients served over the past couple of years. There is not a waiting list for new clients.
    Meals on Wheels of Macon County delivers a warm, nutritious noon-time meal (Monday-Friday) to homebound seniors living anywhere in Macon County. It is much more than a meal. It is a warm smile, friendly hello, and quick chat to make sure all is well.
    Anyone over 60 who does not drive (or drives very little) is eligible. There are no income guidelines. For additional information, call  (217) 422-6611.