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Extracted Article Text (OCR) SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2008 DECATUR, ILLINOIS LOCAL D3 OBITUARIES American Civil Liberties Union to expand MACON COUNTY Burnett DECATUR James Robert Burnett, 85 Decatur, Army veteran, died Thursday (June 12, 2008). Services: 1 Hudson CLINTON Edna Fern Hudson, 101, Clinton, died Friday (June 13, 2008). Arrangements incomplete: Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Manuel ALTAMONT Lora L. Manuel, 91, Altamont, formerly of Effingham, died Thursday (June 12, 2008).

Arrangements incomplete: Kull Funeral Chapel, the best fundraiser for the ACLU has been George Bush and his cadre of cronies," Romero said. "If the Republicans lose control of Congress and the White House, we can be sure religious right will be much more active on the state level our work will be critical there." Officials of two conservative legal groups often at odds with the ACLU were not pleased by the fundraising announcement, which came during the ACLU's annual membership conference in Washington. "The most dangerous organization in America is trying to become more dangerous," said Mike Johnson, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund. Mathew Staver, founder of the Florida-based Liberty Counsel, said the ACLU "already has been an antifamily and in some cases anti-religious liberty and anti-life organization." "Any future expansion would simply increase its destructive presence and be concerning to people of conservative, moral values," Staver said. The ACLU said its biggest previous fundraising campaign, to expand its endowment, ended in 2002 with a haul of about $52 million.

ACLU's biggest offices are in the Northeast, the Pacific states and Illinois; targets for expansion include Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico and Tennessee, with even the smallest ACLU affiliates in line to get extra funding to hire new attorneys and launch new advocacy programs. Romero said the ACLU envisions more than doubling the staffs of its Texas and Florida operations, and its full-time work force nationwide, including its headquarters and state affiliates, would increase from roughly 800 to about 1,000. Numerous new satellite offices would be opened. "We're going to build these offices into vibrant, muscular civil liberties machines, in places where our issues matter most," he said. "We've done great work in those states, but we've always been the David to the government's Goliath." Romero said the fundraising campaign was designed to capitalize on a favorable climate for the ACLU.

Since he became executive director in 2001, its annual budget has tripled to $107 million, and its membership has nearly doubled to more than 550,000, Romero said. "It's patently evident that BIRTHS Decatur Memorial BOWERS, Kristin Lee and Shannon Butts, Moweaqua, girl, June 11 DICKEY, Anthony Jerome and Sophia A. Flagg, Decatur, girl, June 11. WHERRY, Jacob Nathaniel and Mindi Rachel Fisher, Decatur, boy, June 11. GAGNON, Joseph Douglas and Ash-lee Pinkston, Decatur, boy, June 11.

SAVAGE, Brian Keith and Jennifer (Bisley), Mount Zion, girl, June 11. THAKUR, Dipak and Sunita (Khachi), Decatur, boy, June 12. VILLAL0B0S, Adrian Alfredo and Michelle (Green), Windsor, boy, June 12. Western Illinois University, Macomb Assumption: Britney Marquis Blue Mound: Adam Moma Charleston: Gordon Higelmire Chrisman: Kristin Chandler Clinton: Elysa Goldsmith, David Wesley Decatur: Sarah Bublitz, Katherine Carpenter, Bradley Hall, Wes Heinkel, Jared Sad-doris, Brandy Tolladay Elkhart: Mary Olson Kansas: Blake Heltsley Lincoln: Joel Anderson, Victoria Cooper, Ryan Gleason, Jamie Graack, Anna Schick (magna cum laude), Jordan Tabb, Brian Whalen Litchfield: Jason Boehler YOUTH NECA-IBEW Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of Decatur (Union Electricians Apprenticeship Program) Decatur: Nicholas King, Robert Reynolds, Earl Taylor Findlay: Kelly Blakey, Nicholas Perry, Darin Yantis Herrick: Nathan Vaughn Neoga: Wayne O'Dell Pana: Kelsey Ashcrafl Stewardson: Brian Schultz Sullivan: Shannon Perry Taylorville: Harry Harden Watson: Nicholas Goeckner St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St.

Louis, Mo. Shelbyville: Michael Russell DEAN'S LIST Area students receiving academic honors from universities, colleges and technical schools: Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich. Oreana: Jennifer Johnson Wheaton College, Wheaton Decatur: Katrina Wessels. TOYOTASCION Fred Swansen Sales Associate See Fred for your next new or pre-owned vehicle. He will make car shopping 872-5000 3 DEATHS LISTED Decatur, Macon County BURNETT; James Robert, Decatur CLIFTON, Robert Decatur DAMERY, Johanna Blue Mound LESLEY, Frederick, Decatur PECKHAM, Flosine Decatur REYNOLDS, Doris, Decatur SPANBAUER, Paul Decatur STONE, Floyd Lee, Decatur THOMAS, Deborah Lynne, Decatur Central Illinois BUSS, Mary Lincoln DEAN, Jacqueline, Oblong FOLTZ, Matthew Michael, Mattoon HUDSON, Edna Fern, Clinton MANUEL, Lora Altamont The Herald Review publishes free death notices including date of death and service arrangements.

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Individuals who have served in the U.S. armed forces. Obituary includes online guest book at www.legacy.comherald- reviewObituaries.asp Lesley DECATUR Frederick Lesley, 99, Decatur, died Friday (June 13, 2008). Arrangements incomplete: Moran Goebel Funeral Home. Stone DECATUR Floyd Lee Stone, 66, of Decatur passed away 4:35 p.m.

Wednesday (June 11, 2008) in Department of Veter ans Affairs Illiana Health Care System, Danville. Visitation ARMY will be 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday in Moran Goebel Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Riverton, with military rites by Macon County Honor Guard. Floyd was born Nov.

16, 1941, in Decatur, the son of James and Madge Sadler Stone. He was an Army veteran. Surviving are his brothers, Richard Stone and John Stone, both of Decatur; James Jones and family of Elizabethtown; sister, Joann Stone of Decatur; daughters, Christina Stone of Illinois; Sheila Dyke and Tammy Rich Eubanks, both of Indiana; grandchildren and greatgrandchildren; host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and very special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers and three sisters. Online guest book at CENTRAL ILLINOIS Buss LINCOLN Mary F.

Buss, 83, Lincoln, homemak-er, died Friday (June 13, 2008). Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Lincoln.

Memorials: American Cancer Society or St. Clara's Manor. Dean OBLONG Jacqueline "Jackie" Dean, 70, Oblong, died Thursday (June 12, 2008). Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong.

Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Oblong Cemetery. Memorials: Jacqueline "Jacki" Dean Memorial Fund. Foltz MATTOON Matthew Michael Foltz, 18, Mattoon, died Friday (June 13, 2008). Arrangements incomplete: Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, Mattoon.

NEW YORK (AP) The American Civil Liberties Union announced by far the largest fundraising campaign in its 88-year history, eyeing a dramatic expansion of its work on social justice issues in relatively conservative states such as Texas and Florida. The goal is $335 million, with $258 million already raised through behind-the-scenes solicitations over the past year, ACLU executive director Anthony Romero said. Major donors include billionaire financier George Soros, who gave $12 million through his Open Society Institute. "The purpose is to build a civil liberties infrastructure in the middle of the country where battleground states are often under-resourced and our efforts are most needed," Romero said. He cited issues such as immigrants' rights, gay rights, police brutality and opposition to the death penalty as causes that would be pursued vigorously as the ACLU expanded in heartland states.

At present, the COLLEGE GRADUATES Monticello: Kateah McMasters (summa cum laude) Mount Pulaski: Brian Clements Stonington: Kristi Likes Tuscola: Andrew Porter Virden: Brady Evans Weldon: Samantha Oakley- Williamsville: Tyler Casson, Sab- rina Stollegger. University of Louisville, School of Medicine Natalie Swansen, formerly of Decatur. Louisiana Baptist University, Shreveport, La. Heyworth: Dan Melton (doctorate) Kurtis Cramer of Dalton City received a $5,000 scholarship from Verizon for children of employees. The scholarship is renewable for three years and has a total value of $20,000.

Kurtis plans to attend Greenville College. Jason Barker, son of Chris and Beth Barker of Shel-byville, was awarded a $1,250 Illinois Electric Cooperatives Memorial Scholarship. Barker recently graduated from Shelbyville High School and plans to attend Lake Land College. Ross Johnson of Illiopolis has been selected as a recipient of a General Assembly Scholarship from State Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington.

Ross received a full tuition scholarship to the University of Illinois. Decatur Rotary 180 presented Rotary Youth Leadership Awards to six sophomore high school students from the Decatur area. Students are Nikisha Adams and Leigh Bundy, MacArthur High School; Olivia Hays and Natalie Stoerger, Argenta-Oreana High School; Valdimir Talley III, Eisenhower High School; Lynette Ungrund, St. Teresa High School. The award is Rotary's three-year leadership training program for young people.

Returning to the Rotary Youth Leadership camp are Jeremy Fain, MacArthur High School, and Tyler Mikeworth, Mount Zion High School. Jonathan Butts, son of Jonathan and Kelly Butts of Warrensburg, and grandson of Marilyn Butts and Sam and Sue Grotts, all of Pana, has been named an AU-American Scholar by the United States Achievement Academy and received a student of excellence award in mathematics. Jonathan attends War-rensburg-Latham High School. Valdimir Talley III, a student at Eisenhower High School, was selected to attend the 2008 Leadership University program for exceptional students, sponsored by LeadAmerica at DePaul University, Chicago. p.m.

Tuesday, Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, ARMY Decatur, with Masonic rites. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Salem Cemetery with military rites. Memorials: Alzheimer's Association. Send condolences: www. Clifton DECATUR Robert D. Clifton, 65, Decatur, died Thursday (June 12, 2008). Arrangements incomplete: Dawson Wikoff Funeral Home, Mount Zion. Damery BLUE MOUND Johanna O.

Damery, 84, Blue Mound, died Wednesday (June 11, 2008). Memorial services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Dawson Wikoff Funeral Home, Blue Mound. Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Mattoon. Memorials: Lincoln-land Hospice, Mattoon.

Send condolences: Peckham DECATUR Flosine M. Peckham, 99, of Decatur, passed away at 12:35 pm Thursday, June 12, 2008 at her residence. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at St. James Catholic Church with Father Jeff Grant officiat Flosine Peckham ing.

Visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Monday at Grace-landFairlawn Funeral Home. Interment will be at Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery in Evansville, Indiana. GracelandFairlawn Funeral Home is assisting the Peckham family with these arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church or St. James Catholic Church.

Online condolences and memories may be sent to the family at www.graceland Flosine was born May 21, 1909 in Galatia, Illinois, the daughter of William and Zona (Odle) Busier. She married Osgood H. Peckham on November 1950 in Decatur. He preceded her in death on July 1993.

Surviving are her three sons: Dale Hinton of Decatur, David Peckham of Decatur, and Douglas Peckham of Memphis, TN, five grandchildren: Dale Hinton, Mary Mitchell, Ann Elizabeth Honiotes, Theresa Lambert, and Andy Hinton, eleven great-grandchildren: Christopher, Thomas, Sarah, Jessica, Seth, Matthew, George, Helaina, Ian, Gabriel, and Dale. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and four brothers. Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at www.legacy.comherald-reviewObituaries.asp Reynolds DECATUR Doris Reynolds, 83, Decatur, died Friday (June 13, 2008). Arrangements incomplete: GracelandFairlawn Funeral Home.

Spanbauer DECATUR Paul E. Spanbauer, 88, Westerville, Ohio, formerly of Decatur, retired welder, died June 4, 2008. Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.

Visitation: one hour before services in the church. Burial: Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by: Moran Goebel Funeral Home. Send condolences: www.moran Thomas DECATUR Deborah Lynne Thomas, 53, Decatur, died Tuesday, (June 10, 2008).

Services: noon Saturday, Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur. Visitation: two hours before services. Burial: Fairlawn Cemetery. Memorials: PEO Chapter MR, co in care of Jan Miller. Robert Daily Funeral Director DAWSON WIKOFF Funeral Homes Decatur Macon Blue 217.429.4421 Archives and research Call the Herald dReview library for information 421-7964 KIT PETE PAULIN 876-8500 BOB'S Sprays Starting at $95 1 A Blooming Plants 'I''-': Students recently honored at First Baptist Christian Academy, Rosamond, include: Junior high and senior high: Nolan Bailey, Naomi Brookens, Hannah Car-ruthers, Josh Cyrus, John Dexheimer, Beth Downing, Mark Fahrenkrog, Liz Fiala, Nick Fiala, Natalie Hill, Katie Hopper, Crystal Hub-bartt, Shelby Kinsey, Adam Lockwood, Alan Lockwood, Daniel Martin, Taylor McManigell, Haley Presnell, Brett Simpson, Derrick Vance, Rebekah Warren, Ricky Warren, Willy Warren, Anna Wheeler, Caleb Wheeler Elementary: Lauren Bailey, Nathan Bailey, Anna Brookens, Rebekah Brookens, David Bruns, Tyler Cameron, Matthew Dunn, Ivan Fry, Ivy Fry, Natalie Fry, Hannah Hopper, Johnny Hopper, Kerstyn Hughes, Noah Hutchinson, Mitchell Jones, Blaine Kuh-nert, Casey Kuhnert, Andrew Martin, David Martin, Lucas McElroy, Caleb McNeill, Bostyn Morrell, Lacey Simpson, Ben Sims, Grace Sims, Morgan Stewart, Leah Warren, Timmy Warren.

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