November 2010 - Ashland Scoop Newsletter
Ashland Scoop - Ashland, IL - Newspaper
The Scoop NEWSLETTER THIS NEWSLETTER IS A WORK OF LOVE BY A COMMITTEE OF FOLKS IN ASHLAND. THE NEXT ONE WILL BE PUBLISHED SHORTLY AFTER THE FIRST OF EACH MONTH. IDEAS OR ITEMS FOR THE NEWSLETTER? DROP OFF OR CALL NANCY HEATHER AT PRINTERS INK AT 217-476-3764, OR GIVE THEM TO NANCE BRYANT, LINDA DEVLIN, JUDY FULTON, CYNTHIA GUTMANN, BOB HEATHER, OR LIZ WALLBAUM. ITEMS CAN ALSO BE EMAILED TO MATT HOBROCK, ASHLAND.SCOOP@SBCGLOBAL.NET. DEADLINE WILL BE THE 25TH OF EACH MONTH, FOR THE FOLLOWING MONTH'S NEWSLETTER. YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED. OUR WEBSITE: http:// ashlandscoop.tripod.com November 2010 -- Volume 3 - Issue 11 DINNER FOR ASHLAND SENIORS Don't forget the Senior Citizens Dinner sponsored by the Ashland United Methodist Women. It will be on Thursday at noon, the 18th of November, at the St. Augustine Catholic Hall. This will be the 32nd year we have been able to offer the dinner as a gift to the Seniors of the community. (In most cases this will be Seniors serving Seniors!!) We use a capital S on spelling Seniors because they are important to our Village in every way. Reservations are not necessary but are requested. Please call Pat Houser at 476-3460 or Eleanor Cosner at 4523409. Carry-out service is available if you are unable to come to the hall. If a ride is needed ask when you make your reservation. The Cass County Health Dept. will be there again this year to do blood pressure checks and flu shots. We do want to thank them for the services they provide and also offer thanks to the Catholic Church for the use of their handicapped accessible building. There is a Veteran's Day assembly at A-C Central High School on November 11th 2010. It is from 8:20-8:50 A.M. There will also be a collection stand for people to drop off their goods for current soldiers. They will be collecting eye wash, nasal spray, Chap-stick, bandannas, goggles/sunglasses, back scratchers, bubble wrap, yo-yo's, bubbles, etc. The community is welcome to join and we are welcoming any and all donations to be sent to the soldiers. Thank you, Chad Homer, Cody Miller, Kassidy Stewart $89,900 101 E. Main St. Pleasant Plains , IL POTTERY SALE AT JOHN COSNER'S! MARK THE DATE OF NOVEMBER 6TH ON YOUR CALENDAR Tim & Pam Cosner Fry will hold a pottery Sale at John Cosner's garage on Saturday November 6th , 8:30am - 4:00pm Come do some of your Christmas shopping or just browse and visit. $89,900 ONE OWNER 3BR 1BA HOME WITH WALK OUT BASEMENT IN POPULAR PLEASANT PLAINS SCHOOL DISTRICT! THE EXTRA 2.5 CAR GARAGE GIVES THE ADDED SPACE THAT IS NEEDED. AN EXTRA LOT IS BEING SOLD WITH THE HOUSE RE/MAX MAKING A LARGE BACK PROFESSIONALS YARD. THE KITCHEN HAS CERAMIC TILE AND THE 2475 West Monroe LAUNDRY ROOM IS CONSpringfield, IL 62704 VINIENTLY LOCATED ON (cell) 217-741-1865 THE MAIN LEVEL OFF THE KITCHEN. COME firstname.lastname@example.org TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SPECTACULAR HOME! Dawn Stremsterfer Realtor�, Broker Associate Quincy Band Festival October 16, 2010 Received 1st in class and a gold trophy for musicianship. October 30, 2010 Mardi Gras Parade @ Pinckneyville 1st Place Trophy in Class A 1st Place Trophy for Color Guards CONGRATUATIONS A/C CENTRAL MARCHING KNIGHTS! 101 Yates Street (217)476-3317 2010 November, For the next few months, the Village of Ashland will be putting out information about the village through The Scoop. If you have any questions you would like answered in a public forum, please forward them to Mary Ann at Village Hall and we will try to answer them. If you like this way of broadcasting information to the community, please lets us or The Scoop know and we will continue these newsletters. The water line connections with North Morgan and Cass Rural Water are complete and on line. In fact, the village used those lines exclusively for our water supply beginning on October 21st until October 27th. During this period, Wallbaum Construction completed the final installation of water lines into our water system and cleaned out and inspected our clear well, the underground water storage tank at the water plant. The final switch over to the new system will be complete sometime early in 2011, when Virginia brings their new water treatment plant online. Elections next April 5th will include three openings on the village board. If you have a desire to serve your fellow citizens, this is your opportunity. Petitions may be picked up now and MUST be returned by December 20, 2010. You will need between 16 and 66 signatures on your petitions. Please see Mary Ann for a packet. If you see a street light out, call Maryann (217/476-3317) and she will contact CIPS for repair. Utility Rates: Water $22.00 92.5 cents $ 1.05 $33.25 $60.05. Sewer $10.20 41.5 cents First 1,000 gallons Per 100 gallons after first 1,000 EPA Testing Fee Minimum monthly charge Total water, sewer and EPA for 3,000 gallons is We can now send you your water bill electronically via e-mail. You can choose to continue receiving your bill as you have in the past, or receive a printed copy and an e-mail, or e-mail only. If this is of interest to you, please send us an e-mail stating your wishes to Ashland@casscomm.com Village of Ashland Board Members & Staff: Dave Handy, Mayor Alicia Hager, Village Treasurer Fadra Birdsell, Trustee Dave King, Trustee Jim Birdsell, Police Chief Nancy Kyrouac, Trustee Ron Cave, Public Works Director Seth Thornley, Trustee Mary Ann Edwards, Village Clerk David Troxell, Trustee Stan Fulton, Trustee The Illinois Music Educators Association sponsors district festivals that lead into the All-State Festival annually. Students audition in early October for a spot in the prestigious groups and high school students hope that the audition that they put in front of the judges is good enough to land them a spot in the All-State Band in January. Several students auditioned from A-C Central on Monday Oct. 11 and were selected in the district band which will present a concert on the campus of Western Illinois University on Nov 6. This years senior band will include Ms. Haley Pfaffe, daughter of Jeff and Lana Pfaffe, playing her bari sax under the direction of Dr. Pete Griffin from the University of Illinois. Selected to participate in the JH band were Hoaby Hoagland, son of Ron & Dawn Hoagland, who is a tuba player and Emma Lynn, daughter of Sylvia Stone. Emma plays the clarinet. The junior high band will be under the direction of Mr. Tim Loest who is currently the director of bands in the Itasca School District. The bands will present a concert in Western Hall on the campus of WIU on Oct 11. Admission will be $2 for students and $3 for adults. NOVEMBER SCHOOL CALENDAR Nov. Nov. Nov. ACV JH GBB @ Havana 6:00 ACV JH BBB @ Plains 8th Gr Tourn. ACV JH GBB vs Pawnee 6:15 ACV JH BBB @ N. Greene 6:15 Nov. 4 ACV JH BBB vs. New Berlin 6:15 Nov. 5 ACV JH GBB @ Our Saviours 6:15 Nov. 6 IEMA District Festival ACV JH BBB @ Turner Shootout 11:15 Nov. 8 ACV JH GBB @ Chatham Glen wood 5:30 Nov. 8-12 ACV JH BBB @ Plains 7th Gr Tourn. Nov. 9 ACV JH BGG @ Plains 5:30 A-C PTO Meeting @ Ashland 7:00 Nov. 11 ACV JH GBB @ St. Agnes 6:15 ACVJH BBB vs. Waverly 6:15 Nov. 12 ACV JH GBB vs. Athens 6:15 Nov. 14 ACV Athletic Booster Meeting 7:00 Nov. 15 ACV JH BBB vs. Triopia 6:15 Nov. 16 ACV HS BGG @ Riverton Tourn. ACV JH GBB vs. Triopia 6:15 ACV JH BBB @ Beardstown 6:15 Nov. 18 ACV JH GBB @ Illini Central 6:00 ACV JH BBB vs. Pleasant Plains 6:15 Nov. 20 IMEA Jazz Festival Nov. 22-29 ACV HS BBB @ Athens Tourn. ACV HS GBB vs. Brown County 6:15 Nov. 23 ACV GBB @ Triopia 6:15 Nov. 24-26 NO SCHOOL � THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY Nov. 26-27 ACV GBB @ Niantic JV Tourn. Nov. 27 ACV JH BBB ACV Tournament 1 1-5 2 Co. Gardner Construction 2878 Panther Grove Road Ashland, IL 62612 ALL ACTIVITIES TAKEN FROM THE ACV ACTIVITY CALENDAR You can purchase one for $2.00 at any of the school offices or from the ACV Boosters at any sporting event. Cell: 217-341-3415 Leave Message 217-476-8135 Remodel Kitchen & Baths Replace Roof & Room Additions Ron Aggertt for Cass County Board Your Vote will be greatly appreciated I have "recycled" my signs and donated to the following; Ashland and Chandlerville Volunteer Fire Departments The Chandlerville Bugoo Committee and Ashland Community Days Prentice Farmers Elevator 2303 Elevator Avenue Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3516 or 1.800.255.8659 email@example.com prenticeelevator.com James R. Blakeman, Manager 4 locations to serve you: Prentice, Philadelphia, Strawns Crossing, and Tallula. Dealers in Grain, Seed and Kent Feeds. Illini Propane LLC 220 N. Yates - Ashland Office: 1-866-225-8126 Garrett Savage - Bob Savage Ron Ahlers - Salesman cell: (217)691-5492 BC Carpentry 416-5424 Serving Ashland for 12 years All aspects of carpentry Pressure Washing Fall gutter cleaning starting this week. Call to get your name on our list. **GIVE US A CALL** CHURCH DIRECTORY BEREA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Minister Edward J.Moretto firstname.lastname@example.org www.bereachristianchurch.com Sunday Christian Education Hour - 9:30 pm Sunday Worship - 10:30 am Wednesday Eve. Prayer Mtg. - 7:00 pm We're Open On Sunday!! CHURCH OF CHRIST Minister Howard Chartier Sunday School - 9:00 am Sunday Worship - 10:00 am FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Rev. David L. McHenry email@example.com Sunday School - 9:30 am Sunday Worship - 10:30 am Youth Group - Third Saturday of month - 9:00 am Choir Practice - Wednesday - 7:30 pm ST. AUGUSTINE CHURCH Father Chris Brey 476.8856 Ashland Sunday Mass - 9:00 am Beardstown Sunday Mass - 11:00 am Sunday (Spanish) - 12:30 pm Virginia Saturday - 5:00 pm UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Patricia Hutton 476.8858 www.ashlandunitedmethodist.com Sunday Worship - 8:45 am Sunday School - 10:00 am Wednesday Prayer Service - 6:30 pm Choir Practice - 7:30 Youth Second Saturday - 10am - 2pm NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH, s.b.c. Pastor Terry Beauchamp www.newbeginningschristianfellowship.net contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday's 1st Service @ 8:00 am Sunday School for all ages@ 9:10-10:00 am New Adult Singles Ministry @ 9:10 - 10:00 am at 308 West Washington, Ashland 2nd Service - 10:15 am YOUTH4TRUTH @ 6:30-7:30 pm Wednesday Corporate Prayer @ 7:00 pm Saturday's Men's Prayer Breakfast @ 8:00 am November 2010 WHEN I AM WEAK, THEN I AM STRONG Friends, That title makes no sense; but it is true!!! When you read through the books of the Bible that Paul wrote you begin to understand that his strength came from God !!! Whenever he was in prison, or in pain, or suffering, he continued to praise God because when he was weak, God's strength came out in him. I can identify with Paul. I used to think I could do it ALL by myself. Then I had a stroke in 2004. I found out quick I could do nothing without God!!! Billy Graham said, All that I have been able to do I owe to Jesus Christ. I found out I need to be fully immersed in God's will AND have His will fully immersed in me to do what He wants me to do. But then, I lose my patience � I don't listen to Him � I get caught up in the ways of the world � I AM WEAK! Then I pray � here comes His strength!!! He is looking for the weak and humble, then His work can happen through them! When you lose your patience � when you fail to listen to Him � when you have trouble seeing the forest for the trees � pray to Him � cry out to Him � bow down to Him � then you will feel His presence and His strength!! Remember � We are ALL a work in progress! Have a great month! See you in December. Keep Your Eyes Fixed on Jesus! 2 Corinthians 12: 6-10 Isaiah 40: 31 Psalms 141: 1-2 Philippians 4: 6-7 Philippians 4: 13 B.G. Pork Chop Dinner at Literberry Baptist Church, Saturday, Nov 6 Dine-in, carryout or drive-thru pick up, 4pm - 7pm. Benefit for their Fellowship Hall Building Fund. COOKBOOKS UNION THANKSGIVING SERVICE Have you seen "Hometown memories," Mark your calendars for the the new cookbook the Baptist ladies put Union Thanksgiving service together? There are over 150 recipes of on Sunday, favorites from members, family, and November 21st at Pleasant Plains. friends, as well as some wonderful photos Dinner is at 5:00 pm (bring a dish); from the past. For $20, they make great Thanksgiving worship service at 7:00 pm. gifts and Ashland keepsakes - think Sponsored by the Ashland / Pleasant Plains Ministerial Association and hosted by Peter Christmas! Call the church at 476-3678 or Judy Fulton at 476-3488 to get yours. Cartwright United Methodist Church. The Cass County Music Festival was held at Beardstown High School on Wednesday Oct 20, 2010. This annual event joins the junior high band members from A-C Central, Beardstown, Our Saviors and Virginia. The groups prepare several selections and then come together to prepare a concert for the public that evening. The band was under the direction of Mr. Dave Helm who is currently the director of bands at Mt. Pulaski. Mr. Helm worked with the students on the following selections: Fighting Falcon March by Todd Stalter The Lightning Sprit by Ronald Barrett Brass in the Basement by Larry Neeck Music from Grease arranged by Johnnie Vinson The mass band presented a concert to a capacity crown at 7 PM. The band members did a great job under the direction of Mr. Helm and gave a wonderful concert! Members of the A-C Central Junior High Band are under the direction of Kim Webster and include: Jennifer Adkins Haley Allan Carrie Allen Jackson Allen Quinn Allen Megan Anderson Brittani Beddnigfield Molly Betters Nathan Bright Curtis Bright Alex Brue D'Arcy Buker Chenoa Butler Kirby Cowman Riley Cowman Carley Critchlow Austin Cuba Jared Curry Ballie Devlin Westin Duckwiler Briley Eilers Brandon Eskew Kylee Fields Hallie Greer Taylor Hamlin Kristian Helton Hoaby Hoagland Adam Hoffman Kristin Irlam Brittany Johnson Zach Kays Erin Kelly Kenneth Kennedy Levi Kennedy Emily Koch Samantha Koehler Alexis Lynch Emma Lynn Quinlan Mahoney David Miller Kayla Moffitt Lane Newell Serena Nicholas Alex Periott Jewell Reed Jordan Reek Sabrina Reek Conner Richard Chance Richardson Eric Savage Baylee Smith Brit Smith Sawyer Snyder McKenzie Stephens Gretchen Throgmorton Kobe Turner Kolby Vandenbergh Christian Warden Alexa Waters Jacob Webber Phillip Wessel Kyle Winkelman Ryan Woodard A Full Service Bank The Adventure Club November 5 Gaither Concert 400 E. Buchanan St. P.O. Box 467 Ashland, IL 62612-0467 PH. 217.476.3325 FX. 217.476.3342 Wallbaum Development Inc. Kayla Moffitt Dawn & Joe Moffitt Plumbing - Heating - Air Conditioning Backhoe - Trenching 115 W. Freemont St. PO Box 136 Ashland, IL 62612 We Do It All In Just 1 Call! Jim - Todd Travis Phone: (217)476-3595 The ACV Basketball team will be hosting a Trivia Night on Saturday, November 13th at 7pm in the cafeteria of the school in Ashland. The teams will consist of a maximum of 8 players and their will be an entry fee of $80 per team. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, Free Throw contest for different age groups and a 3Point contest for anyone, a minimal fee will be asked for these games. A concession stand will be available that night as well. For additional information or questions please contact Coach Sorrells at email@example.com or at 6528529. Come out and have some fun and help support the ACV Boys Basketball team as they prepare for the upcoming season!! Bethlehem... Nothing Ever Happens Here You are invited to Berea Christian Church on Sunday, December 5th at 3 P.M. for the Christmas Production of Bethlehem...Nothing Ever Happens Here. Audience members will sing and feel a part of the action as two bored citizens of ancient Bethlehem wonder why nothing exciting ever happens in their town. Little do these Bethlehem residents realize that God is about to do something amazing in their hometown. Gather your family for the show and afterwards, join us in fellowship, cookies and punch. Hope to see you there! West Central Insurance A SUBSIDIARY OF THE WEST CENTRAL BANK E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org WCI Norm Bryant Enterprises Distributor of Fine Quality Vacuums Furniture Carpet Cleaning Car Interior 108 W. Editor Street Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3354 Jeffrey A. Donnan - Kay Handy Ora Lee Campbell Cell (217) 741-3758 Phone: (217) 476-3508 608 W. Franklin Ashland, IL 62612 217.741.3874 Other Locations: 117 S. Front Street Virginia, IL 62691 217.452.7717 Kristen Arthalony 210-A Washington St. Beardstown, IL 62618 217.323.3018 Debbie Jones NEAL'S BARBER SHOP Ashland, IL 62612 815 W. Clinton Rushville, IL 62681 217.322.6230 Kala Peacock Hours: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Tuesday - Saturday Closed Sundays & Mondays Junctions 123 & 125 - Ashland, Illinois 62612 Hours: Mon - Sat 7 am to 8 pm Sundays and Holidays - 8 am to 6 pm Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas IT'S TURKEY TIME!!!! Register to win a free turkey To be given away every week until 2011. One winner per family. Count on us for all your holiday needs. - Harold is exploring God's Creation! First this: God created the Heavens and Earth--all you see, all you don't see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God's Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss. God spoke: "Light!" And light appeared. God saw that light was good and separated light from dark. God named the light Day, he named the dark Night. It was evening, it was morning-- Day One. God spoke: "Sky! In the middle of the waters; separate water from water!" God made sky. He separated the water under sky from the water above sky. And there it was: he named sky the Heavens; It was evening, it was morning-- Day Two. This month, we will add water and sky to our globes. Pastor Ed Moretto will visit to share a special message with you. Plus we have lots of other fun things planned to help us explore land, water and sky. You don't want to miss it as Second Saturday explores the wonder of God's Creation! ASHLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 300 WEST EDITOR STREET 10:00 � 2:00 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH AGES 3 YEARS � 5TH GRADE LUNCH PROVIDED - NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED FREE OF CHARGE LIBRARY HOLIDAYS AND CLOSINGS Thursday, Nov. 11 Libraries Closed--Veteran's Day Thursday & Friday, Nov. 25 & 26 Libraries Closed - Thanksgiving Saturday, Dec. 25 Libraries Closed - Christmas Day Saturday, Jan. 1 Libraries Closed - New Year's Day Prairie Skies Library District UPCOMING EVENTS November is "Food for Fines" If a book is over-due. the patron can pay the fine by bringing in nonperishable food items that will be donated to our local food pantry. DECEMBER is also our "Books with Bows" program. You may purchase a book here at the Library and have it donated in honor/memorial to anyone having a birthday /anniversary, or a memorial for a loved one. BITS-N-PIECES ASHLAND VFW POST 3546... Meets monthly at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Monday at the Firehouse. AMERICAN LEGION POST 498... Meets monthly at 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Monday at the Firehouse. ASHLAND U-HELP... Any student may apply for up to $500 loan with an interest rate of 3%. Applications are available at West Central Bank in Ashland. SENIOR SAINTS... Sr. Saints will have a catered meal on Nov.16 at 6:00 at the Baptist hall. There will be entertainment. A $10.00 pre-paid reservation fee must be paid by November 9th. Call 478-8848 for reservations. LOOKING AHEAD... In January of 2011, The First Baptist Church of Ashland will be celebrating the 125th Anniversary of it's founding. Plan to hear The Chosen Ones in concert on the afternoon of Sunday, January 23. HOUSE FOR RENT..... 3 bedroom - 1 bath� Newly painted interior. First and last month's rent, no pets. Need references. $610.00 monthly. Call 217-476-3674. EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR CCHGS 175TH ANNIVERSARY HISTORY BOOK... The Cass County, Il 175th Anniversary History and Families book is being printed by the Cass County Historical Society. The Deadline for submissions has been extended to November 20th. Get your family history in now. ASHLAND WOMAN'S CLUB... Tuesday November 2nd at 12:00. Harvest luncheon at First Baptist Hall. Program: Doll's Tea Party by Kay Curtis. Luncheon reservations are closed but all women are welcome to attend the program. CASS COUNTY CRIMESTOPPERS..... Cass County Crime Stoppers will be meeting November 10th at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at Extra Innings in Ashland. FOR SALE..... 80 Couch - Green/Tan stripe - call 341-6369 FORMER BAPTIST CHURCH MINISTER RETIRES... Rev. Ken Dunn, former pastor of the Ashland Baptist Church, recently retired. His address follows, if anyone would like to extend congratulations. Rev. Ken Dunn 3477 Lake Shore Drive Monroe, MI 48161 COMMUNITY CLUB NEWS The Ashland Community Club will not be holding a Christmas season open-house this November. Thank you for your past support of this. We still have 150th celebration items for sale. There are cookbooks for $15.00 and professionally made DVD's of the weekend activities for $30. These will make excellent Christmas gifts. The A-C Central PTO is asking the community members of Chandlerville and Ashland to start clipping Box Tops for Education. This is a great way to bring additional funding to our schools. The money earned from Box Tops goes straight into A-C Central classrooms! You can help by clipping Box Tops from products you purchase and dropping them off at the following locations: A-C Central Middle/High School Office � Ashland A-C Central Elementary Office � Chandlerville Allen's Market � Ashland West Central Bank � Ashland Peoples State Bank � Chandlerville Verna's Home Cooking � Chandlerville The A-C Central PTO appreciates your support! A-C Central High School will present Stocking Stuffers in the Ashland gym at 7 pm Friday, November19th and Saturday, November 20th. The show is a series of nine short holiday skits involving various Christmas characters and storylines, including Donner and Blitzen, Barbie and Ken, Santa's elves, baby dolls, and the Easter Bunny. Students involved are Brandon Smith, Cody Miller, Lindsay Allan, Sarah Pherigo, Teagan Smith, Kayla Anderson, Lindsey Cole, Lyndzie Pinney, Allyson Quick, Austin Fields, Cerys Boston, Hannah Miller, Parrish Smith, & Ty Kesselring. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and can be purchased at the door. Come out and support the arts in our schools and get an early start to your holiday spirit! ASHLAND-AREA FARM FAMILY HAS SUSTAINABLE VISION OF THE FUTURE On a cloudy Thursday, Chad Wallace plants trees with his father Rodney Wallace. Thursdays are usually the day the family goes to market, but Chad Wallace takes this day to plant apple, cherry and plum trees after a few of them were hit by lightning last year. Sometimes you have to sacrifice a day for the future, he said, focusing on pushing dirt away with his shovel as he tries to beat the impending rain. The future of the 18-acre farm at 2585 LiterberryPrentice Road looks to be an organic one. Although Oak Tree Organics is not yet certified organic, certification is largely a matter of paperwork. As Chad Wallace plants trees, he explains he hopes by the time they're ready to produce fruit, which will probably take about four years, they will be considered organic. A family affair When Chad Wallace was named the state's sustainable farmer of the year this year, it may have been his name on the award but it takes a family, he said. In 1972, Rodney Wallace moved from his father's farm after buying land adjacent. When Chad Wallace took over seven years ago, he moved in and then moved me out, Rodney Wallace said. Chad Wallace laughs. I didn't move you out. You helped me move stuff. Yeah, but it wasn't my idea, Chad Wallace responds. Rodney Wallace still helps and so does Chad Wallace's father-and mother-in-law, Larry and Judy Walsh. His wife, Dana Wallace, has a job in Springfield but goes to the farmers markets every Saturday. Seventeenyear-old Kyle Wallace is quite a bit bigger than Chad Wallace, so he helps with the more labor intensive work. With school back in session and Kyle Wallace wrapping up his senior year at A-C Central High School, it's been quite an adjustment because Chad Wallace can't send him out in the morning anymore to check for bugs on the trees. Kindergartner Erin Wallace loves pulling carrots and getting eggs. She has a vast knowledge of things kids her age normally wouldn't know, Chad Wallace said. Since birth, Erin Wallace's had a hand in the farm. She only spent one year in daycare, having joined Chad Wallace at the markets in a stroller the rest of the time. We spend a lot of time together, he said. It's not all perfect but as a family, I think we're closer. Amanda Wallace echoes the sentiment. Family is probably the lost important part of my life, she said. I love my family to death. I couldn't be where I am now without them. The next generation Amanda Wallace helps plant and pick items on the field but she also does something the family has only recently become more serious about: She keeps records for purchases, sending out community-supported agriculture receipts and plugging in the numbers on the sales from the online and farmers markets. RIGHT: Chad Wallace shares a laugh with an avid gardener who stopped to purchase some Italian squash from Wallace at the Illinois Products Farmers market at the state fairgrounds in Springfield. FEATURING: Mary Kay Cosmetics lia sophia Jewelry and Scentsy Wickless Candles Sunday, November 14th 1:00PM � 5:00PM 611 E. Progress St., Ashland Come browse, visit, begin your holiday shopping, and enjoy holiday treats. Free gift wrapping! SHELLAC HAS ARRIVED ! ! ! ! ! Amity Nail Spa 116 N. Yates Ashland, IL Phone: 217-476-3475 Lana J. Pfaffe, Nail Technician This is what you have been waiting for... ...it goes on like a polish ...it wears like a gel ...it comes off in a few minutes Call for an appointment today and get Shellacked!! November Birthdays 4 - Bridgett Bell 5 - Kayla Farmer - 17 9 - Denny Keeney - 61 17 - Kramer Wilder 18 - Tonya Wallbaum 21 - Mick Keeney - 63 24 - Lonnie English 26 - Dacia DeGroot Grimm 27 - Marshall Jokisch 28 - Kay DeGroot 29 - Kent Keeney - 51 30 - Phyllis Stevens 30 - Chris Devlin 30 - Christopher Devlin November Anniversaries 2 - Norman & Nance Bryant (53 years) 7 - Chuck & Spring Selby (12 years) 17 - Marshall & Julie Jokisch (26 years) 24 - Bob & Phyllis Sutphin 24 - Wayne & Phyllis Stevens (53 years) RPA Farmers Co-op Email us: RPAFARMERS@CASSCOMM.COM Richland Office 3090 Richland Elev. Rd. Pleasant Plains, IL 62677 217.626.1551 Pleasant Plains Office 300 N. Washington Pleasant Plains, IL 62677 217.626.1331 Ashland Office 220 North Niagara Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3318 Holiday Greetings Our December issue will be out December 1st, if anyone would like to send us their holiday wishes.