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Douglas MacArthur High School Class of 1987 Reunion Aug. 4, 5 

    Douglas MacArthur High School Class of 1987 will have its 30 year class reunion the weekend of the Decatur Celebration. 
    A casual get together will be held  the evening of Aug. 4 at the Infusion Bar and Banquet Center, formerly the AIW Hall. 
    On Aug. 5, they will meet for an early breakfast at Coney McKane's American Eatery in Downtown Decatur. Following, there will be a private tour of the newly remodeled MacArthur High School and in the evening the official reunion celebration will be held at the Beach House.
    Check the MacArthur High School Class of 1987 Facebook page for future details and information on purchasing tickets.

St. Mary's Widowed Support Group Meeting May 25

    The HSHS St. Mary’s Widowed Support Group will meet Thursday, May. 25 at 11:30 a.m. at Raspberry Tea Room, 5025 U. S. Route 51, Elwin.
    All widows and widowers are welcome.
      For additional information, contact Sister Chaminade Kelley, R.N. at 428-7733.
Decatur Airport’s Fun Day 
Will Be Held June 3

    Soar to new heights at the Decatur Airport’s Fun Day on Saturday, June 3.  
    Climb aboard the Park District’s Striker emergency vehicle, check out the Scovill Mobile Zoo, watch a K-9 demonstration, and enjoy a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association.         Airport Fun Day is from 8 – 11 a.m. at the Decatur Airport’s EAA Hangar #107 (south of the main parking lot entrance). Breakfast is $6 for adults and $4 for children under age 12. 
    For more information, call 428-2423. 

Blood Drive at Macon County 
Health Department May 31

    Macon County Health Department will host a community blood drive on Wednesday, May 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Bloodmobile will be parked in the Health Department parking lot located at 1221 E. Condit in Decatur.
     To register for an appointment to donate, call the Community Blood Center at (217)  241-7550.
    Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available sat the Health Department's website) and weigh at least 110 pounds.  
    A photo identification is required to donate. Donors who last gave blood on or before March 15, 2017 are eligible to give at this drive. 
    All Donors that register at this blood drive will receive a voucher for a free red or blue "I Bleed" baseball themed t-shirt.

AARP-Sponsored Driver Safety Course At Senior Center May 25

    An AARP-sponsored driver safety course approved by the State of Illinois will be held Thursday, May 25 from 8:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. at the Decatur Senior Center, 1430 N. 22nd St., Decatur. This course focuses on motorists age 50 and older.
    Class fee is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.
    For additional information or to register, call Leslie at (217) 429-1239.

Veterans Serving In Korea Eligible To Join Korean  War Veterans Association

    The Korean War Veterans Association will meet Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Disabled American Veterans, 1700 North Lake Shore Drive, Decatur.
    Veterans that served in the Republic of Korea, air, land, or waters thereof from 1945 to the present, are eligible to join the Korean War Veterans Association.
    For additional information, call (217) 422-9508.å

Applications For County Fireworks Permits Available

    Applications for Macon County Fireworks permits, for locations outside of incorporated areas of Macon County, are available in the Macon County Clerk's Office at the Macon County Office Building, 141 S. Main, Room 104, Decatur. 
    All county fireworks permits must be approved by the local fire protection district chief for the location where the fireworks will be displayed. Additionally, the permit is not valid until it is returned to the County Clerk's Office for a signature and the Macon County Seal. 
    The fee for a fireworks permit is $10.
    The applicant must show proof that they have completed the Consumer Fireworks Tests, and provide proof of insurance in a sum not less than $1,000,000.
    Friday, June 16, will be the last day the County Clerk's Office will accept applications for displays to be held on July 4. 
    If the fireworks will be displayed any day other than July 4, a permit must be obtained 15 days prior to the date of the display.    
    The Macon County Clerk's Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
    The Office will be closed Monday, May 29 for the Memorial Day holiday.

Discover Summer Classes Offer Fun And Learning For Kids

    Discover Summer is a youth summer program at Richland Community College offering a variety of fun classes and camps for kids ages 2-16. This summer kids can take classes in dance, math, STEM, culinary arts, media and computers, creative arts, horticulture, and more.  
    The schedule can be viewed online at For more information and to register for classes, contact the Continuing and Professional Education office at (217) 875-7211, ext. 6265.

Get Fit With 4-H And 
The Decatur Family Y

    Macon County 4-H is teaming up with the Decatur Family Y to offer Get Fit! a youth summer fitness program. From yoga to Zumba, children and teens can try out eight different fitness classes over two weeks this June.
    Classes will be 9 to 9:45 a.m. Monday to Thursday starting June 5. Certified instructors will lead participants through fun fitness classes in Gym A at the Decatur Y located at 220 W. McKinley Ave.
    The eight-class series costs $30 and includes a healthy snack after each class.         

    The cost for current 4-H members is $25.         
    Register in advance by May 31 at or by calling the Macon County Extension office at 217.877.6042. 
    For more information, contact Program Coordinator Becky Hugo at
    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 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, call 217.877.6042.

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.

New ZooMu Pass Combines Benefits Of Scovill Zoo &
Children’s Museum Of Illinois 

    Where can you find wild animals, interactive exhibits, education, and fun in the same place? 
    In Scovill Park. 
    Purchase a Family ZooMu Pass and receive great benefits at Scovill Zoo and the Children’s Museum of Illinois. 
    The cost is $155 for one full year for both facilities. Benefits include admission to the zoo and museum every day of the regular season, discounts on parties, camps, classes, train rides and carousel tickets, 4 museum “Make Space” coupons, 4 Z.O.&O Express Train tickets, 4 sno-cones at the zoo, and more. Purchase a pass by July 1 and receive 4 limited edition ZooMu stadium cups. 
    For more information or to purchase your pass, call Scovill Zoo at 421-7435 or the Children’s Museum at 423-5437.

Decatur Christian School Begins Enrollment

For 2017-2018 School Year

    Decatur Christian School has begun open enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year.  This includes preschool for 3’s through 12th grades.
     The school’s staff is passionate about “equipping Warriors for Victory through Excel-lence, Relationships, and Service.”  
    The Christ-centered classrooms prepare students for the future that awaits them after graduation  Many of the school’s graduates earn significant scholarships to the colleges of their choice.
     To become a part of the happenings at DCS. contact them at or call their office at 217-877-5636.  
    Also, check our their website at, www for more information and forms.

Spectacular Summer Day Camp And Teen Club At Park District 

    An action-packed summer awaits at the Decatur Park District’s Spectacular Summer Day Camp & Teen Club! Day Campers in grades K – 5 will take field trips, play sports, climb the DISC rock wall, and much more. 
    Teen Club participants in grades 6 – 8 will enjoy special events, sports, and field trips. Create-a-camp options are available for Park District programs including Scovill Zoo camps, junior golf, B.O.S.S., and Greater Decatur Youth Band. Transportation to and from Park District programs is provided. 
    Campers can attend daily or weekly sessions from May 24 to August 15. Registration taken at the DISC. For more information, contact Danita Roseman at the DISC at 429-3472.


Your Diet, Your Kitchen, A Hands-On Cooking Approach

For All Class Schedule Announced

    A healthy diet with a variety of foods is important. As busy as many people and families are, it may be difficult to find ways to save time and effort in cooking. 
    Your Diet, Your Kitchen will show you ways of cooking that can bring dinner to the table faster. Join University of Illinois Extension to discuss food choices, mealtime challenges, make recipes and eat a meal.
    Class topics include:
    5 Ingredient Fix | March 27 | 5-7pm | $10 per person
    No Cook Meals | May 25 | 5-7pm | $10 per person
    30 Minute Meals | July 18, 2017 | 5-7pm | $10 per person One-Pot Meals | September 28, 2017 | 5-7pm | $10 per person
    All Your Diet, Your Kitchen classes will meet at the Macon County Extension Office, 3351 N. Pres. Howard Brown Blvd. in Decatur.         Nutrition & Wellness Educator, Caitlin Huth, will teach all classes.
    Advance registration is required by visiting or by calling the Macon County Extension office at 217.877.6042. Register one week prior to the class(es) you wish to attend. 
    For additional information regarding the classes, visit  dmp or contact Caitlin Huth 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, call 217.877.6042.