COMMUNITY NEWS


Macon County
Emergency Telephone System Board
1078 W Rotary Way
Decatur, IL 62521
217-424-1002

This System will be used in the event of an emergency within Macon County. Alerts will be sent out with
potentially lifesaving messages regarding critical events such as chemical leaks, active shooter situations,
etc. This information will be sent to residents who have signed up online and to any resident who uses a
landline telephone. If you only use a cell phone, you will not receive these critical notifications unless
you sign up online.
Alerts for significant weather events are also among the notifications residents may sign up for.
Villages are able to send Village Alerts to anyone who signs up for alerts such as, but not limited to, boil
orders, road closures or construction, and winter weather closures. The villages offering these alerts
are: Forsyth, Harristown, Long Creek, Maroa, Mt. Zion, Oreana, and Warrensburg.
There are several ways to receive an alert: Text, phone call, email, TTY/TTD, or using the Everbridge app
found in the App Store.
If you are already signed up for the Macon County Emergency Alert & Notification System, please log in
to verify your contact information is up to date.
If you haven’t signed up, please do so by visiting one of the websites listed below. Once on the page,
look for the police car icon that says >>CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.
http://www.maconcountyema.org
http://www.sheriff-macon-il.us
https://maconcounty.illinois.gov
For questions regarding the Emergency Alert & Notification System or assistance in signing up, please
contact the Macon County ETSB at (217) 424-1002 Ext 202 or Ext 203.

Promise Land Ministries Porch Pantry

Promise Land Ministries have established a non-perishable food pantry on their front porch @ 168 E Main St. It is free and available for anyone to use. It will be maintained and stocked frequently in order to keep items fresh. Donations are also welcome. Due to the colder weather months, the pantry has been moved indoors but is still stocked.



Join us for the 7th Annual Warrensburg Corn Festival!
July 2023
Find Details HERE





It’s Scholarship Season at the Macon County Farm Bureau! Members and their children majoring in an agricultural-related field may apply for a variety of scholarships offered this year. The scholarship application is available on www.MaconCFB.org and must be received by March 1.
It’s also scholarship season for the IAA Foundation and they have opportunities for college students in an ag-related course of study. Students should start applying now to beat the February 15th deadline. Visit www.iaafoundation.org to learn more and apply today.
Scholarship opportunities are also available via The Balloon Association of Greater Illinois. Eligibility requirements, along with the application can be found at: https://bagiballoon.org/college_scholarship.html The deadline is April 1.

Don’t forget – you can always bring your unused medicines and drop them in the secure box at the Village Hall.

Community Involvement

Want to be more involved in your Community?? Here are a couple suggestions:
The Warrensburg Fire Department is looking for volunteers. If interested, contact any member of the department for information or stop by the Fire House any Thursday evening.

Attend a Village Board of Trustees meeting to learn what is happening in the Village and discover if you can be an active participant in making a difference in this community. Meetings are the 1st & 3rd Mondays at 5:30 p.m.

2 persons are needed for the zoning board committee. This committee meets on an “as needed” basis whenever building or remodeling within the Village doesn’t meet the zoning code and an exception or variance is requested.





Library News

Meeting room
Our meeting room is now open to small groups. Masks are required at this time. Call 217.672.3621 to reserve the room.
Library Closed
February 20 for President’s Day

KIDS & TEENS
Storytime – Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Join us at the library each Tuesday morning for a new story and craft. Storytime is a first step toward building literacy and social skills for your child. No registration is required.
Storytime at Harristown Village Hall
0 – 5 years old. Wednesdays at 10:30 am No registration is required.

Music Makers 0 – 4 years old Fridays at 10:30
Bring your little ones to make music each Friday! Join us in singing songs and playing instruments. No registration is required.

Proofreading Help for Students
Are you a student in grades 8 – 12 who would like someone to proofread your writing assignment? We can help you make those final corrections. Send an email to dmoore@barclay.lib.il.us to schedule time on a Tuesday or Thursday evening. Be sure to bring a paper or digital copy of your draft.

Valen”Slime” Party. Saturday, February 11th at 11:00 am
Make colorful glitter slime and enjoy Valentine themed games and snacks. You will LOVE it!

ADULTS

Coffee Club – Wednesdays 9:30 am
This is an open invitation for anyone from the community to stop by the library for good coffee, company and conversation.

Second Saturday Book Club
February 11th at 11:00 am
Join us in the library for a discussion of “The Boys in the Bunk House”. The story of the exploitation and abuse of a resilient group of men with intellectual disabilities and those who helped them to find justice.

Glitter Tumbler – Thursday, February 16th 6:00 pm
Customize your own tumbler! Registration Required.

New Library Cards for Veterans
New library cards are now available for our patrons who are veterans. These new cards were purchased by the Don Craig Memorial Fund.

Person of the Month – Joe Brown and the Lion’s Club for donating a wreath to the Barclay Public Library.







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