1 75 The PRST - STD US Postage Pd. Heyworth, IL Permit #24 Heyworth Bu zz September 2011 August 4, August 18, 8, Vol. 1 No W. Main St., Heyworth, IL Disc golf introduced to Heyworth P.E. students The high school physical education classes are in the midst of a fun and challenging disc golf unit. The disc golf unit was designed by high school P.E. teachers Sam Biver and Jori Cooper. Recently, the members of the Bloomington Normal Disc Golf Club came out for a full day and provided each class with awesome demonstrations and excellent instructional sessions. The students enjoyed meeting the club members and learned some of the skills of the sport. Disc golf is a sport everyone can play. According to Biver, the sport is growing in popularity and is one that people of all ages can enjoy. No matter what skill level you re at, you can constantly compete with yourself and try to get a better score each time you play, said Biver. The sport has many similarities to regular golf. It requires skill, perseverance, playing with others, and being able to adapt to changing conditions. KC Thompson, a junior, stated, It s fun but kind of hard. It s challenging. A P.E. bulletin board in the gym featured photos of the students playing disc golf, information about various types of discs, lesson objectives, and a list of area disc golf courses. Freshman Morgan Brown said, If I were to go with a group of friends, I would do this on a real course. P.E. students will continue their disc golf unit by playing rounds of disc golf on the newly created 9-hole Hornet Hills Disc Golf Course. The course extends around the practice football field and all the way to the south end of Hornet Stadium. Special thanks to BNDG Club members Ken Little, Ben Douglas, Spencer Wilken, Judy Reiter, Mark Hartson, Dan Nagle, and Bill Millet. For more info about the club go to Local Events Breakfast on The Sons of the American Legion will be holding a breakfast on, Sept. 11, serving from 8 to 11 a.m. All are welcome! Heyworth Fall Garage Sales Heyworth fall garage sales will be Saturday, Sept a.m. to 5 p.m. Please sign up to be included on the map by Monday, Sept. 12 at the Village Hall. There is a $10 donation to be on the map. P.E. teacher Sam Biver, with students, Neil Duffy, age 17, and Erik Poston, age 14, showing various sized discs used in disk golf. Neil said of the sport, It s real fun. Kind of challenging, you have to read the wind and how to throw. Erik added, It s pretty dandy. It can be such a quagmire sometimes. Neil is the son of Mark and Bridgette Duffy. Erik s parents are Jay and Leigh Ann Poston. Lunch for garage sales GFWC Woman s Club of Heyworth will hold a barbecue and hot dog lunch during the Heyworth fall garage sales Sept. 17. It will be held in the fellowship hall of The United of Heyworth, 302 E. Main Street, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The barbecue lunch for $5 or hot dog lunch for $4 includes chips, dessert and drink. Everyone is invited to stop by whether you are shopping for bargains or not. Proceeds will help fund the club s many service projects and a scholarship for a Heyworth High School senior. Bags Tournament These P. E. students are trying to fly the disc into a target. This is a game of skill that can be developed and played over a lifetime. Homecoming events planned This year s homecoming week starts off with the Lady Hornets taking on Tri-Valley in a volleyball match Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. On Sept. 21 is the parade, bonfire, and coronation. The football team will face the Blue Ridge Knights Sept. 23. at 7 p.m. Soundsations will provide entertainment for homecoming dance Sept. 24 from 8 to 11 p.m. Court The queen candidates are Lauren Ball, Chelsea Hinthorn, Cassidy Kingery, and Cassidy Strohl. The king candidates are Trevor Crum, Sean Duffy, Cole Lehman, and Zach Quinn. Parade The Homecoming parade will be September 21. Line-up begins at 6 p.m. at the grade school. The parade steps off at 6:30 p.m. This year s theme is Super Hero.. If any clubs or organization would like to be in the parade, please contact Krista Campbell at (309) extension 1116 or The discs may appear to be similar to an old-fashioned Frisbee, but they are not the same. They are heavier and usually smaller, with a sharper edge. Similar to golf clubs, there are a variety of discs designed for certain tasks, but all are built for control, speed and accuracy. Dr. Pliura announces legal action to stop hazardous PCB waste at Dewitt County landfill Proposal for PCBs could poison the well for Central Illinois LEROY - LeRoy area native, Thomas J. Pliura, M.D., J.D., and a Republican senate candidate for the newly formed 51st State Senate District today formally announced his plans to file an immediate legal action seeking to stop the federal EPA permitting process for a proposed DeWitt County landfill. The application seeks permission to bury hazardous polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) waste directly over the Mahomet Aquifer, the primary drinking water source for more than 750,000 Central Illinois residents. A Peoria based company, Clinton Landfill, Inc. has filed an application with the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeking permission to begin accepting polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) waste in the near future. The proposed site is located directly over the Mahomet Aquifer. The aquifer is tens of miles wide and hundreds of miles long underlying virtually all or parts of many Central Illinois counties. PCBs could potentially poison the well for Central Illinois citizens. After recently announcing plans to run as the Republican candidate for the 51st Senate District, Pliura noted numerous citizens contacted him to see if he would become involved in this matter. He commented, This is like déjà vu. I ve already seen this movie. Dr. Pliura was previously involved in a tough legal battle with a multi-billion dollar foreign company proposing a new hazardous chemical pipeline between Flanagan and Patoka. The company, Enbridge, Inc. sought eminent domain powers which would have allowed it to take land from local farmers and landowners along its 152 mile length, forcibly if necessary. A joint project with Exxon Mobile was planned to transport toxic tar sands diluents through Illinois and down to the Gulf Coast. Pliura represented more than 300 citizens pro bono in opposition to the proposal in front of the Illinois Commerce Commission. Pro bono is a phrase derived from Latin meaning for the public good and at no cost. Dr. Pliura and others were able to successfully stop the proposed pipeline and prevent the multi- billion dollar company from obtaining eminent domain authority. Subsequently, Enbridge had several high-profile toxic spills at its other pipelines in Kalamazoo, Michigan and Romeoville, Illinois. Pliura stated, This is about the craziest proposal that anyone could ever dream up. Who in their right mind would intentionally See Lawsuit on Page 7 The public is invited to the Sons of the American Legion Bags Tournament Saturday, Sept. 24. Sign up is at 1 p.m. and the games start at 2 p.m. There will be cash prizes and drink specials. H.O.P.E. Carnival Step right up under Heyworth Elementary s Big Tent for some carnival fun, Sept. 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Heyworth Elementary gymnasium. There will be games, prizes, music and more! Young at Heart A Young at Heart potluck will be at noon on, Sept. 14 at the Heyworth Christian. Dan Billington and band will present a musical program. THE HEYWORTH BUZZ 100 W. Main St. Heyworth, IL Phone The Heyworth Buzz is published Thursdaays except the week after July 4 and the week between Christmas and New Years for $29.00 per year in Illinois and $39.00 out-ofstate by Edward J. Pyne, P.O. Box 66, Heyworth, IL Periodicals Postage Applied for POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The Heyworth Buzz P.O. Box 66 Heyworth, IL Phone Publisher: Ed Pyne Editor: Janice Strawser
2 September 8, Scenes of Buchanan Street Road Re-Construction Good progress was being made in front of IGA on September 6th as Stark employees had the benefit of a beautiful cool, sunny day. Photos by Jan Strawser Taken on September 6, Very soon, this will be a sign of the past on Buchanan Street. Here is a view of both concrete trucks that Stark employees used to help things go quickly as they poured concrete in front of IGA s parking lot on Buchanan Street. Fire department seeks donations Friends of the Randolph Township Fire Department: For years the Randolph Township Fire Department has come to the aid of the community and surrounding areas in times of emergency. Now members of the fire department are asking for your help. Imagine if someone you loved was involved in an automobile accident and trapped. Precious time could be saved. Each second counts. The Golden Hour refers to a time- period lasting a few minutes to several hours following traumatic injury sustained by a casualty during which there is the highest likelihood that prompt medical treatment will prevent death. Extrication from entrapment is a vital part of the Golden hour. One person dies in the United States every 13 minutes in a car accident, 115 are killed each day, 1.2 million world -wide each year. We are asking for donations so that no tax dollars will be used to purchase the rescue equipment. Instead of imposing a rescue tax, the department has chosen to seek contributions to upgrade our rescue equipment. A committee is formulating a comprehensive plan to generate the $15,000 needed to bring this technology to our community. At a recent fire department meeting the firefighter s voted to open Randolph Township Fire Rescue Equipment Fund When making a contribution, please nclude this coupon. PLEASE TYPE or PRINT CLEARLY Name(s) Address: City: Zip: Please list my contribution: In my (our) name(s) as listed above Anonymous A Friend With the following message: Mail or Deliver To: Randolph Twp. Fire Department, 103 S. Buchanan St., Heyworth, IL or RTFD Rescue Equipment Fund, First State Bank of Bloomingtonm 117 E. Main St., Heyworth, IL an account at First State Bank of Bloomington (Heyworth Branch) to allow easy access for donations. Here s where you can help. Monetary donations of any size can be made by visiting with a local firefighter, or making a deposit to our fund at First State Bank of Bloomington (Heyworth Branch), or by using the form in the Heyworth Buzz. We appreciate your assistance in this Fund Drive. If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact us at Thank You. Respectfully yours, Dennis L. Powell Fire Chief Randolph Township Fire Celebrity Sing for Wishes event hits a high note with donations BLOOMINGTON The totals are in from the 4th Annual Celebrity Sing for Wishes event! The event, which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois, raised a grand total of $17,080. The proceeds will go directly towards granting wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions in Illinois. The McLean Area Regional Council for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois organized the event held Aug. 27 at Gill Street Sports Bar & Restaurant. Celebrity Sing for Wishes featured local celebrities competing for donations and the spotlight. The winning top three contestants who received the most donations for the Foundation were Grant Armstrong, Calvary United Methodist ; Marcie Taylor, 2nd Presbyterian Preschool music teacher and Anna Yee, WEEK TV reporter. These three stars took turns being the lead singer with the house band, Blurklezurps. Prior to the event, community members were encouraged to go online and donate to their favorite celebrity. Participants continued to donate at the event, and Gill Street Sports Bar & Restaurant donated 20 percent of all food purchased during the event. A special guest at the event was Tyler Schiffman, age 16 of Heyworth. In June of 2010, Tyler was diagnosed with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, a disease which caused a tumor full of rare white blood cell cancer to grow on his pituitary gland. Earlier this month, Tyler s wish to go to the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas with his family was granted. At the event, Tyler gave a heartwarming speech that described his ordeal with his Marcie Taylor illness and the positive impact his Wish had, noting, Make-A-Wish put a lighthouse at the end of my trials and tribulations and gave me something to look forward to for an entire year. I was able to think of my future trip through the chemo treatments, sicknesses, and times I just felt so tired. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois would like to thank sponsors of the event which include Verizon, State Farm Insurance, Gill Street Sports Bar & Restaurant, COUNTRY Financial, Growmark, Illinois Farm Bureau, The Chateau Hotel and Conference Center and WBNQ. Individuals or sponsors interested in participating in or volunteering for the 2012 Celebrity Sing for Wishes should contact Janet Glavin at wishes.org More information about the event is available at com Special Thanks Thank you to everyone for all the cards, gifts and well wishes I received on my 90th birthday. I was overwhelmed by all the kindness and it made my birthday very special Thanks again. Mildred Cline
3 6 September 8, 2011 Junior/Senior high course syllabi online A syllabus for every class at Heyworth Junior and Senior High School is now available on the school s website. A syllabus is an outline of the main points of a course. Each syllabus includes information about how to contact the teacher, how to get help, Heyworth Grade School Monday, Sept. 12-Sloppy Joe/ bun, sliced tomatoes & onion, potato wedges, banana, rice crispy treat, milk. Tuesday, Sept. 13-Hot dog/ bun, corn, carrot sticks, pears, soft pretzel, milk, Sept. 14-Turkey/ cheese wrap, broccoli, cauliflower, chips, apple, trail mix, milk Thursday, Sept. 15-Grilled chicken, whipped potato, green beans, orange, breadstick, milk Friday, Sept. 16-Chicken burrito, refried beans, salad, grapes, muffin, milk Hot meal = $1.85 Extra milk, $ meals in Sept = $38.85 Heyworth Jr/Sr High School All lunches include a protein, fruit, vegetable, grain & milk. Students must take 3 out of 5 items offered to create a meal. 100% Juice is offered, but may only be substituted as ½ the HEYWORTH - Gibson City- Melvin Sibley High School jumped out a 21-0 first quarter lead and never looked back in a 45-6 victory over the Hornets Friday night in Heyworth in Heart of Illinois Conference action. The Falcons extended the lead to 31-0 at halftime. The Hornets got on the board in the third quarter on a 22 yard pass from Jeremy Maxwell to Trevor Crum which cut the lead to GCMS final TD came in the third quarter. Jordyn Schultz scored three touchdowns for the winners from 4 yards, 13 yards and 66 yards. He carried only five times in the School Lunch Menus assignments, grading system, classroom procedures, semester calendar, and tips for success. To access a course syllabus, go to the district website at www. husd4.k12.il.us and click on the Jr./Sr. High School tab. The links to the syllabi are at the bottom of the list of links. required 3 items. All items not included with lunch such as pkg. snacks and muffins may only be purchased with cash. Water, sandwiches, milk, and a 2nd entrée, when offered, may be charged. Please discuss with your child whether they may charge extras as we cannot monitor each student. On s, during the winter months, sandwiches will be replaced with soup. September Brunch for Lunch-Scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, mini tri-tater, fresh/chilled fruit, biscuit/jelly So Perfectly Pasta- Cheeseburger mac, steamed broccoli, fresh/chilled fruit, cheddar biscuits, dessert Eat Some Greens For Me- Salad bar, sloppy Joe on bun, applesauce, cottage cheese, and fresh/chilled fruit A Spudtacular Day-Chicken strips, mashed potatoes and gravy, seasoned green beans, fresh chilled fruit Around the World with Deb & Zo-South of the Border. Student group holds scavenger hunt Students in the Say Yes To No (Y2N) group presented their peers with information about the Y2N social norms marketing campaign. Seven students staffed five information stations as the rest of the student body went on an informational scavenger hunt. The student groups learned about how the Y2N campaign gets and uses its statistics on high school student alcohol consumption. Sophomore Elizabeth Brown said that the Y2N group is trying to combat the false idea that everyone is drinking. She and senior Zach Ferrie talked with their peers about the surveys of HHS students that are conducted each spring. The most recent survey revealed that most HHS students do not drink alcohol and 80 percent had not consumed alcohol in the 30-day period prior to the survey. That message that is getting through to the students, according to Ferrie. When we started doing the surveys in 2009, about 70 percent of students overestimated the percentage of their peers who drink, said Ferrie. Now it s down to 40 percent. Junior Savannah Ross stated that letting students know that most students don t drink regularly relieves the pressure to drink. If they know what the norm is, they re less likely to drink, she added. Ross talked with her peers about frequently asked questions about the Y2N campaign. One of the more common questions is why students think more people drink than actually do drink. Zach Ferrie and Elizabeth Brown present Y2N information to fellow students. Scavenger Hunt Leaders are Zach Ferrie, Savannah Ross, and Elizabeth Brown. Ross said, The small numbers of students who do drink are really vocal about it. And the ones who don t drink don t want to be loud about it, said Ferrie. The goal of the Say Yes To No campaign is to help students gain a more accurate picture of alcohol consumption among their peers. Program coordinator Joanne Glancy said the students did a fantastic job of communicating information to their fellow students. In addition to Brown, Ross, and Ferrie, the group included Emily Hanlin, Katie Reining, Samantha Klein, and Evan Patrick. GCMS tops Hornets 45-6 in league action game for 87 yards. Junior running back Hunter Green was the leading rusher for Heyworth with 38 yards in four carries. Crum ended with 34 yards on eight attempts. Cole Lehman had 25 yards in nine carries. Maxwell attempted nine passes and completed two for 35 yards, one TD and two interceptions. Lehman caught one pass for 13 yards and Crum the other for 22 yards and a TD. Jacob Schultz had four solo tackles and assisted on two others. One tackle created a four yard loss for the Falcons. Heyworth is 0-2 on the seasoned and GCMS 2-0. No. 26 Trevor Crum dances over a GCMS defender Friday night in a Heart of Illinois Conference matchup. A lot of hard-hitting at the line of scrimmage highlighted Friday night s home game with GCMS. The visitors came out on top This ultralight fan had a good view of Friday night s GCMS-Hornets football game.
4 September 8, 2011 Worn Again, Too seeking donations Worn Again Too will be opening soon on Main Street in Heyworth. They will be selling gently used items such as clothing, furniture, housewares, games and toys. All profits will be going the mission field. Pliura continued from page 1 bury hazardous chemicals like PCBs directly over the water source for more than 750,000 Central Illinois residents? He commented, The lawsuit we are drafting contains a variety of legal arguments, including alleged violations of various county, state and federal ordinances, statutes and regulations, and a host of other challenges. He said, We anticipate filing our pro bono lawsuit within days. We re in communication with experts from across the country. Heyworth Free concert in the park The Country Chaos Band will be performing a free concert Tuesday, Sept. 13. The show will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Merle Shannon Volunteer Park, under the water tower in downtown Heyworth. Please bring your lawn chairs, in case of bad weather the concert will be at the Heyworth VFW on Main Street. Everyone is invited for some good old country music, with some gospel, blues, and rock n roll thrown in just for kicks. For more information go to www. countrychaosband.com or call (309) Heyworth spirit wear sales The HS Boosters are doing their annual spirit wear clothing orders, and selling items at all the home football games. There are hats, beanies, headbands, sweatshirts, t-shirts, sweatpants, muscle shirts, dri fit shirts, They are currently seeking donations through Sept. 30 every Monday and evening from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, please call Barb Anthony at We anticipate a vigorous legal challenge of this proposal. I have no idea why the application has been allowed to proceed up to this point, without an absolute revolt from Central Illinois communities and its officials. I personally intend to try very hard to stop this proposal to bury hazardous PCPs over the Mahomet Aquifer. We ll be announcing community meetings in the near future to inform communities about the lawsuit. Heyworth Public Library News Genealogy and Local History Society to meet. Anyone interested in local history and genealogy is welcome to meet at the Heyworth Library to begin a Heyworth Genealogy and Local History Society. Meetings begin Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Your Library:. Join us Fridays at 3:30 p.m. for Your Library. Recently released G and PG movies will be shown on our big screen with Bose surround sound. Bring your own snack and drinks with screw cap lids. New DVD Movie titles Something Borrowed, The Beaver and Madea s Big Happy Family. DVD movies can be loaned for three nights for $1. Check out our website for a complete listing of DVD titles. Thursday Story Programs begin Sept. 15 Toddler Time 6-6:20 p.m., for 18months to 3 years and must be accompanied by an adult. Join us for stories with movement and song. Story Time 6:30-7 p.m., for 3-6 year olds currently not in kindergarten. Children should be comfortable without their adult in the room, while adults remain in the library during program. Recent books added to our collection: Adult: Radioactivity: A History of a Mysterious Science by Marjorie Caroline Malley, Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson and Marshall Kamp, Teen: The White City (The Clockwork Dark Book 3) by John Claude Bemis Children: Flat Stanley s Worldwide Adventures #8: The Australian Boomerang Bonanza by Jeff Brown, Deep Zone (Football Genius) by Tim Green, The 39 Clues: Cahils vs. Vespers Book 1 (new series), The Medusa Plot by Gordon Lorman, Mimi by John Newman, Pearl Versus the World by Sally Murphy and Heather Potter, Train Trip by Deanna Caswell and Dan Andreasen, The Magnificent 12: The Trap by Michael Grant and One Moon, Two Cats by Laura Goodwin. Things to Do jackets, windshirts, gym bags and more! There are three order forms available on the HS website at www2.husd4.k12.il.us under Boosters, and also will be available at the home volleyball and football games. The orders are due Sept. 30 and will arrive in October. You may contact any booster member or Carla Fleigle at Socks for the Troops GFWC Woman s Club of Heyworth will be collecting new black or white athletic socks (no dress socks) for Operation Santa. Collection bins will be at the home football game Sept. 23 and at The First State Bank of Heyworth. Operation Santa sends thousands of Christmas Stockings to our Armed Forces serving around the globe. Cash donations will also be accepted to go toward the postage. Checks may be made to GFWC IL Woman s Club of Heyworth. Mystery Eyes belong to Heather Taylor Do you believe in fairy tales? I ll give you a clue for our next Mystery Eyes guest. You ve probably seen her at Dollar General in Heyworth, because that is where she works. Heather Parker is her name and most likely, she has greeted you as you walked through the door. She feels as if she is living a fairy tale. Read on to find out why. Heather s parents, who had met in high school, came over from England with Heather s grandparents during the 1960 s. They settled down in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Unfortunately, her father was killed in an automobile accident during her mother s pregnancy. Heather was one of his last gifts, and she was born in Eventually, her mother re-married, and Heather s stepfather raised her as his own. Heather s grandfather eventually was promoted and moved to Dixon, Illinois around That s when Heather began spending all of her summer vacations in Illinois. From the day she got out of school until the day it started again, Heather was with her grandparents. She loved it there, and they had a very close relationship. Next door to her grandparents, lived a boy named Rick. He was one year older than Heather, and they became childhood sweethearts. High school brought a lot of changes for Heather.Rick moved to Texas with his parents, and Heather lost interest in spending her summer days in Dixon. After graduating high school, Heather went to work for North American Van Lines where her mother has worked for 38 years. That s where Heather met her ex-husband, and father of her three children. They were divorced two years ago. Heather s children are Morgan, 16; McKenna, 11; and Mason, 10. It was actually Morgan that unknowingly played a role in this very unique story. Morgan thought her mother should have more of a social life and set up a Facebook page for her. At the time, Heather didn t even know how to text, much less get on Facebook. After it was set up, Heather didn t show much of an interest, and didn t even know how to check on it, so every now and then, Morgan Bloomington Old House Society to restore warehouse The Old House Society is asking for help to raise money for its 2011 restoration project at 214 E. Douglas Street Bloomington. Beginning Sept. 10 at exactly 10 a.m. Michael Ryburn, the operations coordinator, will be broadcasting from the top of the Old House Society Architectural Salvage Warehouse in an effort to raise funds for the restoration of the facility. Mike plans on remaining on the roof of the building until significant money has been raised for the project. A 25 percent discount on all salvaged materials or a 50 percent discount on all tiles when you sign up to become a member. During the fund-raiser, door prizes will be given away throughout the day. A raffle will also be held for a beautiful etched Victorian window, showcasing a bird with flowers. Can you tell us who these eyes belong to? Call with your guess. Leave a message if no one is there. would take a look. Morgan told her mother that someone had been trying to contact her and she should at least to talk to him. Was Heather ever surprised to find out who it was, and when she did, it gave her butterflies! It was her childhood sweetie, Rick Seloover. (Remember the boy next door?) Oh my gosh, I do want to talk to him, she exclaimed. In his message, he asked if she remembered him. Another message he wrote said that he was no longer in Texas, but had been transferred to Bloomington. Heather was very excited and happy that he was so close. Since she didn t want to type, she asked for his phone Heather Taylor number, and they talked for eight goes back to visit her family hours! Heather learned that Rick once a month. Her grandmother worked for State Farm and had moved back to Indiana after been living in Heyworth for the her grandfather passed away. last five or six years. After that, Heather s father is an elder in they began talking on a daily the church and they have become basis, and a week later, Rick very close and have had many drove to Ft. Wayne for a visit. talks. She knows that somebody It was very exciting, recalls is watching over her and feels that Heather. she has been guided. The phone calls and visits The children are all doing well. continued for about six months Mason belongs to Sting Football, until last summer, on a hot August and that s another way that day, Heather was involved in a Heather has met a lot of people. terrible car accident. Someone Morgan is a junior in high school T-boned her vehicle while she was and is taking medical college on her way home to Indiana. That courses. Heather will soon be landed her in the hospital for a joining the cafeteria ladies since week. She had a crushed arm and she will be on call as a substitute. broken foot. The surgeon could I jumped right in. I m naturally a hardly believe she survived. As social person. After the divorce, it if that wasn t enough, she wound was tough, but it all comes back, up with a staph infection which stated Heather. As soon as I was she battled for nearly a year. After able to work (after the accident), the accident, Rick told her he was I started. By the way, Heather coming to get her. The five hour has also learned how to text. (She drive was just too much. That s has to for her job.) In her leisure when she moved to Heyworth. time, Heather enjoys traveling, Heather feels comfortable shopping and watching movies. with the small town feel of our Now for the really good part... community. I like how quickly just since this picture was taken, I ve gotten to know people. Heather has been engaged! It I feel like I ve been here for keeps getting better! It feels like years, she said. I ve always a fairy tale - how it has all turned been a fan of Illinois because of around. It s pretty neat. I m warm memories. I m happy to really happy. It s nice to say that feel at home - like this is where and nice to feel that, expressed I m supposed to be. Heather Heather. Congrats to Heather and Rick!! Business notice Heyworth Printing is no longer a drop-off point for UPS. For your convenience, please use NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Parks, Recreation & Conservation Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 4:00pm. This meeting will be held at Heyworth Village Hall located at 108 South Buchanan Street, Heyworth, Illinois. Committee: Trustee Barnhill, Trustee Ryburn, Trustee Eilts Officials: Mayor Mowery, Village Attorney, Superintendent Tony Foster, Village Engineer Citizen Advisor: Dan Cole Agenda *Call to Order *Approval of revised minutes from August 11, our local post office for mailing packages at competitive rates. Parks, recreation & conservation committee meeting *Old Business: Community clean-up days and leaves, yard waste pick up, composite & permits Look at bids for exterior door of Village meeting room Special Events (Christmas decorations for park & Main Street) *Revamping of Volunteer Park - Research so far: equipment, bathrooms, equipment garage, pavilion, security, splash park Discuss size of splash park, size of maintenance, garbage, volunteers, donations, OSLAD grant *New Business *Public Participation *Executive Session (if needed) *Adjourn
5 8 September 8, 2011 In the feeding of the 5,000 that I have heard taught in school and Vacation Bible School, that I have heard preached many times and that I have already preached on myself many times (even once this summer) I saw and heard something different (to me at least) when I was reading it in Mark s gospel. 30 The apostles returned to Jesus and told him everything they had done and taught. 31 Many people were coming and going, so there was no time to eat. He said to the apostles, Come by yourselves to a secluded place and rest for a while. 32 They departed in a boat by themselves for a deserted place. 33 Many people saw them leaving and recognized them, so they ran ahead from all the cities and arrived before them. 34 When Jesus arrived and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. Then he began to teach them many things. 35 Late in the day, his disciples came to him and said, This is an isolated place, and it s already late in the day. 36 Send them away so that they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy something to eat for themselves. 37 He replied, You give them something to eat. But they said to him, Should we go off and buy bread worth almost eight months pay and give it to them to eat? Around the Area LeRoy Pork chop, bake sale, book sale fundraiser The LeRoy Halloween Event Committee is having a pork chop sandwich sale at LeRoy IGA Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The group will also be holding a ghoulish bake sale with zombie cookies, monster fingers and graveyard cupcakes. Joining the Halloween Event Committee with a normal bake sale will be the Empire Township Historical Museum. Board members have baked up lots of goodies which will go on sale at 9 a.m. at the pork chop booth. Raffle tickets will also be on sale for two gift baskets and a fused glass collage of LeRoy. The museum will also be hosting a book sale at the museum in the lower level of the J.T. and E.J. Crumbaugh Library. For the next three Saturdays, the museum will have a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tables are filled with novels, non-fiction, cookbooks, children s books and jig saw puzzles. Free movie this Saturday Tate & Lyle is sponsoring a free movie Saturday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Princess Theatre. The movie will be Rango an animated adventure/comedy rated PG. It is 1 hour and 47 minutes long. Captain America-The Avenger will be the featured movie this weekend. It is rated PG-13. The action/adventure science fiction movie is 2 hours and 4 minutes long. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on. CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVES A column of faith written by heyworth clergy By Pastor Amanda Richards The United of Heyworth (United Methodist) 38 He said to them, How much bread do you have? Take a look. After checking, they said, Five loaves of bread and two fish. 39 He directed the disciples to seat all the people in groups as though they were having a banquet on the green grass. 40 They sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties. 41 He took the five loaves and the two fish, looked up to heaven, blessed them, broke the loaves into pieces, and gave them to his disciples to set before the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. 42 Everyone ate until they were full. 43 They filled twelve baskets with the leftover pieces Eleanor M. Yeadon HEYWORTH - Eleanor Ellie M. Yeadon, 62, of Heyworth passed away at 10:15 a.m. Friday (Sept. 2, 2011) at her residence. Her funeral was Thursday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. Burial was in Funks Grove Cemetery, McLean. The family suggests memorials be made to the ALS Association, St. Louis, Mo. Ellie was born July 3, 1949, in Boston, Mass., the daughter of Walter Marsh and Margaret Dinan Redfield. She married Arthur Art Yeadon on May 22, 1971, in Natick, Mass. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Chris (Stephanie) Yeadon, Indianapolis, Ind.; and Tim (Katie) Yeadon, St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren, Jackson, Whit, Grant and Ellie; one sister, Susan (James) Kennedy, Springfield, Va.; two brothers, Walter (Margaret) Redfield, Surfside, S.C.; and David (Eileen) Redfield, South Yarmouth, Mass.; cousins, Eleanor (Robert) Angliss, Elizabeth (Henry) Stockmal, James (Karen) Bachman and Jane (Bob Brozowski) Bachman; and best friends, Susan and Mark LaRocco and Emma and Bob Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents. Ellie worked as an administrative assistant at Midland Paper Co., Normal, for five years, retiring in March She had previously worked in retail for more than 20 years. Ellie enjoyed her afternoon game days with neighborhood friends. She Obituaries of bread and fish. 44 About five thousand had eaten. [Mark 6:30-44 Common English Bible, courtesy Jesus knew that he performed a miracle and the disciples knew that Jesus performed a miracle. Did the crowd know that Jesus performed a miracle or did they just eat dinner? I ask this question because 5,000 people had to take up a lot of space and they weren t in a stadium with projectors and PowerPoint shows and a great sound system. The disciples didn t make an announcement that told them they didn t have much for dinner and to be prepared for a miracle. So, did these 5,000+ people who were recipients of one of the most simple (bread and fish, not healing the blind or raising the dead), yet grandiose miracles of Jesus even have a clue what they were a part of??? I suspect most of them didn t. So I ask that of us today. How often does Jesus do something big in the lives of others to show his power to the one who needs to see it? Jesus did this because the disciples needed another opportunity to understand the bigness of God s power and provision in and through Jesus. I also wonder if I ve ever been the one who is part of a big miracle, but missed it entirely!? How about you? Be blessed today and every day, Pastor Amanda Richards cherished her family and friends throughout her life. Ellie s family appreciates all the love and support as well as your thoughts and prayers shown to the family. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic, Bloomington. Gary J. Nichols NORMAL - Gary J. Nichols, 54, of Normal died at 4 p.m. Friday (Aug. 19, 2011) at his home. His memorial service was at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Tim Cavallo officiating. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Way of McLean County. Gary was born June 17, 1957, in Bloomington, the son of Roger and Dolores Batty Nichols. He married Maggie Wagner on May 30, 2011, in Normal. She survives. Also surviving are his children, Brad Nichols of Henry and Josh and Kirby Wagner of Roanoke; his mother, Dolores Nichols of Bloomington; a sister, Kathy (Tim) Miller of Heyworth; two brothers, Mike Nichols of Normal and Roger (Sue) Nichols of Normal; and numerous favorite nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and one niece. Gary graduated from Bloomington High School and was the benefits representative for the UAW at Mitsubishi Motors in Normal for over 20 years. He was a member of the Laborers Local 362 and UAW Gary golfed with the Bloomington-Normal golf tour for 28 years. Deadline for news and advertising Noon on Tuesday your news to: Heyworth Area es Faith Fellowship Center 201 S. Buchanan St., Heyworth Parsonage: (309) Chuck Brannock, Pastor 1st and 3rd Fridays 6 p.m. Bible Study 9:30 a.m.- School 10:30 a.m.-worship Service 6 p.m.-bible Study 7-8:30 p.m.-god Squad A small church reaching out to a big world. Heyworth Full Gospel Tabernacle 107 E. Newton St., Heyworth (309) Spencer McPheron, Pastor Loren Connour and Paul Froese, Associate Pastors Adam Ortega, Youth Pastor 10 a.m.-opening Worship Service; Children s 10:40 a.m.-studying God s Word (Classes for all age groups) 6 p.m.-evening Evangelistic Service Monday Nursing Home Visitation First Tuesday 7 p.m.-ladies Giving Circle Second Tuesday 6:15 p.m.-leroy Nursing Home Service 7 p.m.-mid-week Service (Children and Teen programs provided) Heyworth Christian P.O. Box 319 Old Route 51 North Heyworth, Il (309) org Kurt A. Flora Sr., Minister Candi Evans, Director of Youth Ministries Video and Communion available to shut-ins Prayer Chain for emergency needs God s Garden Preschool Kay Beuttel, Director/Teacher Nursery available for all morning services and school 8 a.m First service (traditional worship) 9:15 a.m.- school 10:30 a.m.-second service (contemporary worship) 5 p.m.-missions meeting 5 p.m.-leadership meeting 6 p.m.-building meeting 7-9:30 p.m.-shy Upcoming Events September 14 Noon-Young at Heart potluck 7-9:30 p.m.-shy September :15 p.m.-flu clinci 6:30 p.m.-finance meeting 7 p.m.-board meeting September 20 1 p.m.-ladies Circle September 21 5 pm.-leadership meeting 6 p.m.-building meeting 7-9:30 p.m.-shy September Apple/Pork Festival in Clinton September 24 reserved Heyworth First Baptist (Southern Baptist Convention) 408 E. Cole St., Heyworth (309) Hearing units available for services. 9:30 a.m.- school 10:30 a.m.-morning worship Noon-Potluck dinner 1:30 p.m.-all Souls Quartet concert, everyone welcome Tuesday, August 23 9 a.m.-ladie s Bible study 7 p.m.-midweek Bible Study St. Patrick s Catholic 308 S. Locust St., Wapella (217) Rev. Peter A. Pilon, Pastor Hearing units available for services. 9 a.m. Mass 10 a.m. Religious education for school age children Tuesday and Thursday 7 a.m. Mass Holy Days: Time announced The United of Heyworth (United Methodist) 302 E. Main St., Heyworth Amanda Richards, Pastor : (309) Sanctuary is wheelchair accessible Wireless hearing aids are available in worship, September 11 9 and 11 a.m.-morning worship 10 a.m.-education classes; Adam Hamilton study, Christianity and World Religions ; Adult Bible Book Club Monday, September 12 7 p.m.-trustees Tuesday, September 13 5:30 p.m.-food pantry distribution, September 14 9:30 a.m.- Faith Lessons on the Promised Land study with Ray VanderLaan 6:30 p.m.-praise team 7:30 p.m.-choir practice New Horizon Christian P.O. Box E. 350 N. Rd Heyworth, IL For more information about our church or the activities listed below Call the church office (309) visit our website or find us on Facebook We would love to hear from you! Dr. Robert L. Guy, Senior Pastor Luke Arnold, Associate Pastor Ernie Stone, Youth and Children s Pastor Chuck Anthony, Missions and Visitation Pastor Nursery available during 9:10 and 10:15 hours 8 a.m.-alpha service 9:10 am.- school for all ages 10:15 a.m.-omega service; Bright Lights and Little Lights children s worship Monday 6 p.m.-basketball open gym for high school thru adults 6:30 p.m.-leadership meeting 7 p.m.-prayer Shawl Ministry meeting Tuesday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.-class Homeschool co-op 7 p.m.-the Hype s Jr/Sr high youoth group 7-9 p.m.-small Group Bible study 7:30 p.m.-worship team practice 9 p.m.-the Hype Hangout Hour Thursday 6:30 p.m.-cub Scouts leader meeting Events on the Horizon September 25 Baby Dedication September 30-October 1 BLAST Women s ministry event - Daybreak conference
6 12 September 8, 2011 Looking Back 10 Years Ago September 6, Bradley and Becky Barnes of Shannon Drive in Heyworth were blessed with the birth of a son on June 5, 2001 at 2:49 pm. He was named Andrew Jeremiah Barnes and weighed 10 pounds and 4 ounces and was 21 inches long. He is the brother of Matthew Thomas Barnes who is 2 1/2 years old. Andrew is middle named after his paternal grandfather. -Army National Guard Pvt. James R. Adair has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, and traditions. During infantry training, he developed basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experienced using various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. He is the son of Jody Adair of Heyworth and Robert Adair of McLean, IL. -Happy 60th B-Day Grandma Yarger ( ). Love, Mallory, Megan, Austin, & Abigail. -Construction of Diamond # 4 has been underway for about a year at Centennial Park. The diamond required considerable dirt fill and leveling and contained numerous rocks. Last Saturday, several children of the Scouts picked up rocks. -Grade school enrollment dropped by 9 students, according to figures released by the Unit 4 office. However, Jr. High and High school enrollment increased. Jr. Hi increased by 5 students and the high school by 12. The totals on August 27, 2001 are as follows: Heyworth Grade School total (without pre-k): 496; Heyworth Jr. High total: 135; Heyworth High: 220, (plus 4 special out-ofdistrict) Heyworth Unit 4 Total: Years Ago September 5, 1996 Offensive Player of the Week- -junior quarterback Johnny Coakley. Coakley completed 6 of 13 passes for 96 yards with no interceptions. Johnny also rushed for 12 yards and scored a touchdown and an extra point run. -Defensive Player of the Week--junior defensive back Craig Dempkey ignited the Hornets in the second half with a 64 yard interception return for a touchdown. Also sharing Defensive Player honors is senior safety James Bartels, who led the Hornets in tackles with 11. Special Teams Player of the Week--junior Kenny Kirby, who made a tremendous tackle on a kickoff in the second half. Special Mention--Mike Randall, junior middle linebacker: ten tackles. Jeremy Mayfield, senior defensive and eight tackles, including three for loss. -Hallie Beatrice Bailey, 93, Heyworth, died August 27, Heyworth survivors include one of his five sons, James Bailey and one of his 3 daughters, Emily Jane Outlaw. Mrs. bailey was born Dec. 15, 1902 in Saybrook, a daughter of Howard L. and Josephine Perry Hereford. She married Lawrence E. Bailey Dec. 24, 1921, in Peoria. He passed away July 22, She was a member of The United Methodist of Heyworth, Friendship Club, American Legion Auxiliary, Golden Age Club and YMCA in Bloomington. -Truman State University, Kirksville, has released the spring 1996 Dean s List. The list includes Brian Schoppe of Bloomington, IL. A senior marketing major at Truman, Schoppe spent the spring semester as an exchange student at Thames Valley University in London, England. Schoppe is the son of Robert and Dorothy Schoppe of Bloomington. He is a graduate of Heyworth High School. 25 Years Ago September 4, Wallace P. Murphy, 53, of Wood River, formerly of Heyworth, died August 31, 1986 after a long illness. He was born Dec. 7, 1932, at Heyworth, a son of Elijah and Elba Henson Murphy. He married Eilene Roberts April 8, 1953, in Bloomington. She is among the survivors. -Marine Pfc. Earl D. Peterson, son of David L. and Betty E. Peterson of Heyworth has completed the Basic Supply Stock Control Course. The seven-week course, conducted at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC, prepared Peterson for future assignment to supply administration and operation duties. A 1985 graduate of Heyworth High School, he joined the Marine Corps in September, Navy Ensign John A. Milton, son of Gerald S. and Edith L. Milton of Route 2, Heyworth, was commissioned in his present rank upon completion of Aviation Officer Candidate School. A 1981 graduate of Heyworth High School, and a 1985 graduate of University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, with a Bachelor of Science degree, he joined the Navy in February, Zella Petty celebrated her 90th birthday, Aug. 24, 1986 with 40 relatives. -Dawn Shannon will appear regularly every at the Campfire Restaurant and Lounge, E. Washington, Clinton, IL. 50 Years Ago September 7, According to Biblical history it was locusts that plagued the Egyptians while they held the Israelites in captivity. This week the business district of Heyworth was plagued with crickets. One businessman reported the sidewalks and streets black with them Tuesday morning. Literally thousands of them littered the streets. The residential areas have also had an influx of the insects. -For the first time in 75 years or more the people of this community no longer will go to the corner of Main and Poland Streets for medical care. The exact date the little office building was erected could not be ascertained in our research. However, by consulting the History of Heyworth, written by Chas. Marker, it has been established that Dr. F. L. Wakefield began his medical practice in Members of the Wakefield family say that he began his practice in this building which had been erected prior to that date. Some residents are of the opinion that Dr. D. H. McFarland might have erected the building during his practice here beginning in Dr. Wakefield served the community for a little over 50 years, and his practice was taken over by D. M. Garcia in Dr. Garcia remained here until Dr. Barkett served the community a few months and then the practice was taken over by Dr. T. S. Cumming in the summer of Dr. Cumming has occupied the little office building until last week when he moved to his new modern office on W. Main Street. (This is where the Randolph Township Fire Protection District Office is now located at 104 West Main.) -Glen and Jim Beveridge of the Heyworth Star were among a group of newspapermen, T.V. and radio men who were guests at a luncheon and preview of the new IAA building at Bloomington Tuesday noon. This building is truly a fine asset to Central Illinois. They chatted a few minutes with Leonard Gardner who grew up at Heyworth. He is Marketing Research in the new building. - People have forgotten the boys because there s no war on said Mrs. Jo Sherman, a roving reporter who visited outposts in Germany. So, WDZ Station, Decatur has made arrangements to send records of home folks to men overseas. The date for transcribing the greetings is, Sept. 21. If you are interested in making a recording, contact WDZ. -For the first time, enrollment at Heyworth High School has hurdled the 200 mark. -Remodeling paid off for a well known local couple who shall remain nameless in the story, writes the Harvard Herald. The couple were remodeling their basement and removed a wall partition and found a hole in the wall. In it was a little box and in the box was $200 in moldy $20 bills. A Chicago banker traded new money for old and the remodeling project was a profitable thing. -Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Wakefield were Monday evening visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Schumaker. - Roger Lane, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lane, Heyworth, has been employed by State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company in its warehouse at Bloomington. He is working as a storekeeper in the Stores and Traffic department. -Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Wiseman and Loren, John and Linda spent a day last week in Vincennes, Ind., where they visited the George Roger Clark Memorial and the home of William Henry Harrison. -Ad for IGA - Pork Chops 59c lb.; Rib end 35c lb.; Loin end 39c lb.; margarine 4 lbs.- $1; Iceberg Head Lettuce - 2 heads 29c; Cantaloup - 2 for 49c. 75 Years Ago Sept. 10, George W. Passwaters passed away at Peoria. He was 72 years of age - born Oct. 6, two miles north of Heyworth. He was the son of Enoch and Almeda Passwaters. Only survivors are one brother, E. H. Passwaters, and three sisters, Mrs. Smith of Marshalltown, Iowa; Mrs. Elizabeth Brown and Mrs. Jessie Miller of Peoria, IL. He never married. Funeral services were held at the graveside and burial was in the Passwaters cemetery, north of Heyworth Tuesday. -An iron fence post driven entirely through a tree was found on the Frank Seivers farm last week by O. B. Pace, Jr., according to a story in the Farmer City Journal. The windstorm blew the tree down and in the fall, it struck the fence post which embedded itself through the tree. - The railing on the Kickapoo bridge is being put in place this week. It is rumored that the bridge will be open for local traffic soon in order to avoid the two miles extra detour. -A Toledo Peoria & Western Freight engine and tender were all buried under an avalanche of coal at the chutes east of Fairbury recently. And the tragedy of it all was that it would not have happened if someone in the train crew had had a knife. The train was one that passed eastward every night shortly after 11 o clock. night it stopped at the chutes east of town to get coal as usual. The loading device is operated by a rope that hangs down from the coal chute, according to the Fairbury Blade. When the tender was full of coal the fireman sought to shut off the flow by releasing the rope only to find that the rope was caught. As the coal continued to come out it fell on the rope holding it more securely. With the rope being held more firmly with every ton of coal that poured out the chute and with the tender and engine being piled high with the fuel, the train crew commenced to ask each other for a knife to cut the rope, but no one had a knife and the coal kept piling right up. Finally after some 40 or 50 tons had run out the coal became clogged in the chute and stopped. By that time the tender and a part of the engine were pretty well covered and it was impossible for the train to proceed. Easy Tip to Keep You Healthy According to CSPI s Nutrition Action Healthletter, a three-cup serving of spinach has 10 percent of a day s potassium, plus 510 percent of a day s vitamin K, 160 percent of a day s vitamin A, 40 percent of a day s vitamin C and folate, 15 percent of a day s magnesium and iron, and 8 percent of a day s calcium and fiber. All for 20 calories!! Any greens are good greens, but spinach is a superstar. Try this recipe: Sauted Greens with Garlic & Chopped Tomatoes In a large skillet, saute 6 cloves chopped garlic in 3 Tbs. extravirgin olive oil until golden. Stir in 2 cups chopped tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in 1 lb. spinach in small batches and cook until just tender. Serve topped with shaved Parmesan. The Buzz Wants to Hear from You Share your social news, opinions, club news, church news sports, school news and story ideas - Call: Mail to Heyworth Buzz, 100 W. Main St., Heyworth, IL