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February 2012 Volume 6 Issue 2

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CHURCH DIRECTORY

LADIES’ PRAYER BREAKFAST Schedule 2012

“Where two or three come together in My name, I am there with them.”

BEREA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Minister Edward J.Moretto bereacc@casscomm.com 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 476.3678 Sunday School - 9:30 am Sunday Worship - 10:30 am 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. Pam Hoffman 476.8858 www.ashlandunitedmethodist.com Sunday Worship - 8:45 am Sunday School - 10:00 am Wednesday- Choir Practice - 7:00 Youth Second Saturday - 10am - 2pm NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH, s.b.c. Pastor Terry Beauchamp www.newbeginningschristianfellowship.net Sunday School for all ages@ 9:10-10:00 am 2nd Service - 10:15 am YOUTH4TRUTH @ 6:30-7:30 pm Tuesday Corporate Prayer @ 7:00 pm Saturday’s Men’s Prayer Breakfast @ 8:00 am

2012 Lenten Services Schedule 2/26 3/04 3/11 3/18 3/25 4/01 4/06 4/08

Ashland United Methodist Church Ed Moretto Pleasant Plains Church of Christ Pam Hoffman Ashland Church of Christ John Sheppard Peter Cartwright United Methodist Robert Anderson Ashland First Baptist Church Howard Chartier New Beginnings Christian Fellowship David McHenry Richland Creek Baptist Church Terry Beauchamp Good Friday 7:00 p.m.* Berea Christian Church Keith Masten Sunrise Service 6:30 a.m.*

* All other services are on Sunday evenings at 5:00 p.m. There will be no food served after the Good Friday service.

Matthew 18:20

2012 February 4 March 3 April 7 May 5

Ashland United Methodist Church Richland Creek Baptist Church St. Augustine Catholic Church Ashland Church of Christ

** Prayer Breakfast meets on the first Saturday morning of the month from September - May @ 9:00 am with the host church providing breakfast and devotions. If your group has a conflict in schedule, please arrange to trade dates with another group and notify the rest. Contact: Call contact person from each church to change schedule or start prayer circles in case of emergency or during the summer months as needed. Dorothy Taylor (AUMC) 476-3581 Marcia Masten (Richland Creek) 691-5469 Glenda Schleyhan (First Baptist) 476-8829 Becky King (New Beginnings) 891-3454 Betty Higgason (Church of Christ) 476-3824 Elaine Roth (St. Augustine Catholic) 476-3984

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2012 Women, men and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer, Friday, March 2, 2012. The women of Malaysia have chosen the theme “Let Justice Prevail”. They open the service for 2012 with the greeting “selamat datang” - “peace and welcome” a reminder that harmony as a people is rooted in peace and welcome. The women name fair and just governance as the basis for peace. The stories chosen by the women of Malaysia give credence to the suffering that empowers their prayer. A clear message emerges: It takes courage, compassion and active engagement for justice to prevail. On March 2, 2012, let us resolve to work with God and with each other to create a world in which each gender, race, culture, religion and state is honored, nurtured and empowered. This year’s service will be held March 2 at 1pm at the Baptist Church, Ashland.


SCHOOL CONSOLIDATION This letter is being written in response to a letter in last month’s newsletter regarding school consolidation. Since the failed consolidation attempt with Virginia last spring, the A-C Central school board has been discussing the current and future needs of our district. As we have tried to be far-sighted and proactive about assuring good education, a number of ideas, including school consolidation, have been discussed. In an effort to gather as much information as possible, letters of interest have been sent to neighboring districts and meetings have taken place with two of those districts. The reason these discussions are taking place is to investigate options to preserve the quality and quantity of educational opportunities for students in our school district. The author of last month's letter, Mr. Atwood, referenced that the main reason a school district would consider consolidation was because of financial difficulties, declining enrollment, inability to achieve academic standards, and maintaining quality teachers. He asserted that using those criteria, the A-C Central school district did not have a reason to consolidate. It is true that the A-C Central school district is in a much more healthy financial position than it has been over the past several years. This improvement is in no small part due to the efforts of the superintendent, the school board, and the school staff. Costs have been cut and new sources of revenue have been developed while at the same time the educational quality has been maintained and improvements have been made to the physical plant. However, because of the dire financial status of the State of Illinois, the school district has been and continues to be at risk of the State of Illinois failing to honor its financial commitments. For example, the State failed to pay our district 100% of their obliged payments for transportation for fiscal year 2010-2011. The partial payment the State made to our district was received 5-6 months late, in November or December 2011, and the State indicated full payment will not be made. Additionally, the State recently shifted the obligation of the salaries of the regional superintendents from the State to local school districts. Finally, the State currently owes our district more than $192,000 in payments for special education, pre-K, and transportation for the current fiscal year. As a result, though we locally have worked hard to develop and maintain a balanced budget and to be fiscally responsible, we cannot count on the State keeping its financial commitments. State revenue accounts for 36.1% of our budget. The State of Illinois has also considered forcing the consolidation of school districts in order to cut costs. The A-C Central school board is attempting to be foresighted, as much as it can be in these uncertain times, in order to minimize its vulnerability to sudden and drastic financial shifts and to continue to play a primary role in the choices of delivery of our children's education. Though the A-C Central school district is not currently experiencing significant declines in its enrollment, over the past several years the enrollment has declined to the extent that several classes have a very small teacher to student ratio. This would seem to be an ideal educational situation, however such small classes (four to six students) make it difficult to offer a wide variety of classes that meet the needs of students ranging from remedial through average through gifted. It especially makes it difficult to offer high level classes for college bound students. By the time many students become seniors, their choices of classes are very limited and several are taking some classes simply because nothing else is available or fits in their schedules. This is one of the primary reasons that the school board has been discussing the prospect of consolidation - in order to maintain an appropriate and adequate range of course curriculum. A-C Central students have achieved a high quality of academic standards. The public has the educational staff and administration to thank for this performance, as well as the fine efforts of the students. We are all proud of the performance of our students and wish for them to be able to continue to experience the educational opportunities that have enabled them to achieve such performance. A comment was made at a recent school board meeting that since the students were achieving good academic performance, we should wait to consider consolidation until the students' standardized test scores decline. In my opinion, it is a disservice to the students to allow the district’s resources to decline to the extent that student performance and achievement suffer. I believe that it is our obligation to the students and the general public to be foresighted enough to assure the needs of each class of students. It seems unjust to allow one or two or three years of student performance to decline before the school board takes action to assure adequate educational opportunities. Mr. Atwood referenced the fear that our communities may become ghost towns. I am certain that all the Ashland and Chandlerville residents wish to maintain the quality of life in our communities. I can assure you that the A-C Central school board is very concerned about the health and livelihood of our communities and recognizes the importance and desirability of the presence of schools in our communities. It must be noted however that the school board is charged with the responsibility of assuring the appropriate education of its students. It is our responsibility to consider all options to achieve this goal. In my opinion, ruling out options before they are fully examined would be a disservice to our students and to our communities. In discussing consolidation with our neighboring districts, the A-C Central school board is gathering information in order to make informed decisions about education in our communities. I want to assure the community that the A-C Central school board is exploring educational options on an ongoing basis with an open mind. We are neither committing to consolidation nor ignoring it. We are attempting to guide and manage the school district in light of available resources, opportunities, and trends. I encourage all community members, whether or not one has children currently attending school, to attend school board meetings, to attend school activities, and to be open to information that would allow you to make an educated decision about the future of our school district. Ginny Thompson, President, A-C Central School Board


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Foundation Created for A-C Central School District #262 On September 15, 201I seven directors were seated on the board of the A-C Central Schools Foundation. The Foundation is classified a SA 501(3Xc) which is a tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code. Tax exempt status has been granted both for the foundation and its donors. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide financial or other resources in support of the curricular and co-curricular activities of A-C Central Community Unit District #262 and to aid and assist in general the cause of education, extra-curricular and interscholastic programs in the school district. Appointed as officers for the Foundation were Scot Atwood/President, Homer Rieker/VicePresident, Mathew Greer/Treasurer and J.R. Blair as Secretary.

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The other board directors seated were V. Todd Jokisch, Milton Edge and Harold Hoagland Jr. An ex-officio member of the board is the current superintendent Rebecca Canty. President Scot Atwood stated, that schools across the nation are faced with increasing demands and diminishing resources and we have seen an explosion in foundations created to assist their local schools. This project has been in the planning stages for the last year and we as a board would like to thank West Central bank of Ashland for Donating $2500.00 to the Foundation. It is because of their generous donation that we were able to get this project off the ground. We are committed to seeing a vibrant and financially secure education environment in the A-C Central School district. We are in the process of contacting alumni, community members, businesses, corporations and anyone who has an interest in helping the school in Ashland and Chandlerville.

CASS COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION ESSAY WINNERS The 6th grade science classes participated in the Cass County Soil and Water Conservation Essay contest. Lexi Carlock won first place for A-C Central Jr. High and Cass County. She will be invited to attend a banquet to read her essay. Destinee Jones placed second for A-C Central Jr. High and Baylor Smith placed third for A-C Central Jr. High. Congratulations to all participants!! Pictured: L-R: Lexi Carlock; Baylor Smith, Destinee Jones


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HOG RAFFLE Winner will receive one half hog processed Four winners will be drawn $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 Drawing to be held February 12, 2012 Need not be present to win

Proceeds to benefit A-C Central Post Prom 2012 Tickets can be purchased at the Scoop Office in Ashland or by calling Missy Eskew 652-6127

Ashland Community Club Trivia Night Ashland Community Club will be sponsoring a trivia night on Saturday, Feb. 18th from 6:30pm to approximately 8:30 pm, at the First Baptist Church Hall. Sandwiches and food will be available for a donation. Cost for Trivia is $10 per person, with 10 or more people per table. Trivia will be lead by Leighann Allen. To reserve a table call: J.R Blair 476-3325 Judy Fulton 652-3499 Brian Creed 741-4278 Debbie Greer 741-0656 or Printers Ink 476-3764. The event is being held to help defray the costs of Community Days events. Confederate Railroad is scheduled to appear Saturday June 23rd. MEETING NOTICE…. Community Club meeting to be held February 9th at 7pm at the Municipal Building. Community Days and the trivia night will be discussed.

The A-C Central PTO is asking the community members of Chandlerville and Ashland to start and continue 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!

New Construction Remodeling Gutters

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 Cheryl’s Best Cafe – Chandlerville The A-C Central PTO appreciates your support!


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A-C CENTRAL FFA NEWS

ADVENTURE CLUB February 9th Bingo & Luncheon at Beardstown $8.00 per person

February 14th Bingo & Luncheon at Ashland $8.00 per person

March 3rd Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse “Greece” (Rock Island, IL) $99.00 per person (deposit required)

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY POSTER/PROSE WINNERS Seven A-C Central Jr. High 6th graders were chosen to compete in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Poster/ Prose Contest. Winners of the Poster Contest were Brock Pettit, Destinee Jones, Lexi Carlock, Baylor Smith. Winners of the Prose Contest were Izeyar Lincoln, Lexi Carlock, Cheyenne Kesselring, Andrew Gleason. Their projects will be sent in to compete against 5th and 6th graders across the state of Illinois. Congratulations!!!

The A-C Central FFA and Horticulture class are pleased to announce that they are the recipients of a $1000 grant from the Illinois FFA Foundation and Alliance Pipeline, Inc. The horticulture class members were responsible for developing the plan to revitalize the school landscapes and wrote the grant. Students will be working with their new tools and plants this spring to continue their landscaping efforts at A-C Central. Additionally, Parrish Smith received a grant for the amount of $160 to complete her science fair project and purchase her FFA jacket from the Illinois FFA and a $1000 grant from the National FFA Foundation for her supervised agricultural experience program consisting of a school garden at A-C Central High School where she grows food for home use, community buyers, the school ag program and the Cass County Food Pantry. Upcoming events for our members in February include competing for proficiency awards and in the Cass County Envirothon, interviewing for the Illinois FFA State Degrees, celebrating National FFA Week, cooking with the Illinois Department of Agriculture and American Egg Board, an ice skating adventure to Nelson Park and a tour of Caterpillar in Peoria. This year Monsanto is once again sponsoring the “America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education” program to help provide funding to rural schools such as ours at AC Central High School. Once we are nominated by our local producers we will be able to apply for up to $25,000 in grants from Monsanto to support math and science education. The winners of the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant will be selected based, in part, on community support. The more farmers to nominate our school district the more support it shows! Nominations must come from active farmers who are at least 21 year of age and farm a minimum of 250 acres. Seed dealers and spouses of seed dealers are unable to nominate schools. If you qualify you can help by nominating A-C Central at GrowRuralEducation.com or contact Jennifer Waters at A-C Central High School for more details. Thank you for your continued support of our program!

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Solicitors are required to fill out forms and, in some cases, pay a fee at the Village Hall. Please ask door to door sales people if they have checked in with the Village. We are all safer when we know who is visiting in our neighborhood. On February 20th, Extra Innings Bar & Grill will be auctioned by Mike Ryan Auctioneer. Please direct any questions to Mike Ryan (452-7731) or (370-9678). With winter here and snow on its way, it was discussed at the regular Board of Trustee meeting on December 14, 2011, to ask citizens to contact the Village Office (476-3317) if they have a medical condition that would require them to travel on days with heavy snow fall. Village employee(s) will clear your driveway so you can be sure and make any appointments you may have. If you are homebound during the winter months, please give your family members the Village Hall telephone number so they can call and request a member of the police department to check on you if they have cause for alarm. Also, if you have a neighbor or friend you would like someone to check on, do not hesitate to call. Let’s all work together to help one another and be safe during the winter months. If you see a street light out, call the Village office (217/476-3317) and we will contact CIPS for repair.

First 1,000 gallons Per 1,000 gallons after first 1,000 EPA Testing Fee Minimum monthly charge

Water $27.50 $14.75 $ 1.05

Sewer $10.45 $ 4.40

$39.00

E-mail: Ashland@casscomm.com Facebook: Village of Ashland Village of Ashland Board Members & Staff: Dave Handy, Mayor Jim Birdsell, Chief of Police Ron Cave, Public Works Director Alicia Hager, Village Treasurer Kitty Mau, Acting Village Clerk Vanessa Doellman, Deputy Clerk

Fadra Birdsell, Trustee Stan Fulton, Trustee Seth Thornley, Trustee David Troxell, Trustee Frank Wallce, Trustee Terry Blakeman, Trustee


BITS-N-PIECES PLEASANT PLAINS COMMUNITY CLUB NEWS Annual Dinner/Raffle The Pleasant Plains Annual Prime Rib Dinner/Raffle will be held on February 25, 2012 at the KC Hall in New Berlin. Doors open at 6, dinner at 7. The $100 ticket includes dinner for two, drinks, dessert and a chance to win top prize of $5000. There will also be other cash prizes. Only 200 tickets sold so get your soon!! There will also be a silent auction, sports raffle drawing, music and a good time!! Tickets can be ordered by mailing your check to Box 385, Pleasant Plains, IL 62677 or by contacting Teri at 891-6243. Papa Murphy Cards Get your Papa Murphy card from any club member or call 652-8299 or 415-2976. These cards cost $5 each and are worth $35. The Community Club is selling a raffle ticket for five sports related prizes.

SR. SAINTS… Sr. Saints will hold a game night at Baptist Hall, Feb. 25th at 5:30 pm. Bring an antique. Bring finger food & any game you might want to play. 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. OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATION… Attention former patients of Dr. Jack Hollada! There will be an open house celebration and farewell for him on Monday February 13th from 6-8 pm at the Virginia United Methodist Church. Come and help us thank Doc for almost 30 years of service to his patients and our communities!

1st ticket drawn 2 tickets to Chicagoland to see Justin Alligaier, transportation included. Also, Justin will donate a signed helmet.

ASHLAND WOMAN’S CLUB... The Woman’s club will meet Tuesday Feb. 7th at the Baptist Church hall.

2nd ticket drawn 4 St Louis Cardinal baseball tickets

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

3rd ticket drawn 4 St Louis Blues Hockey tickets 4th ticket drawn $25 gift card from the Springfield Running Store 5th ticket drawn $25 gift card from Scheels. Tickets are$5 each or 5 for $20. Drawing will be 2/25/12 Need not be present to win Get your Sports Raffle ticket from any member or by calling 415-2976 or 652-8299.

The Pleasant Plains Community Building is available to rent for meetings, parties, family reunions, etc. Please call Shirley at 415-2976 for availability and fees.

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FEBRUARY ANNIVERSARIES 10 - Pat & Marilyn Davin 14 - Stan & Jeanne Fulton 20 - Kevin & Vicky Schoonover 21 - Andy & Kirsten Davin 29 - John & Vohnie Bailey


From the 150 Most Important Bible Verses Have A Great February! See You In March. Only Love 1 John 4:10-16 John 13: 34-35 Matthew 22: 34-40 Isaiah 63:7

FOR RENT IN ASHLAND Clean 1 Bedroom duplex apartment 604 S. Sylvan. Open after December 1st. Updating includes carpet, vinyl, paint, etc. Call 652-1449 for details. $425.00 per month.


Enjoy delicious, refreshing soups and salads on the third Thursday of the month at the Ashland First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall (221 W. Washington St., Ashland IL) A delicious soup and salad bar will be offered to individuals 60 years of age or older from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations are highly encouraged but not necessary (217) 479-4619. A suggested donation of $4.00 is asked to cover the cost of the meal. No person will be denied a meal due to a monetary contribution less than the suggested donation. More of a donation is also welcome! Sponsored by: Prairie Council on Aging’s Bread of Love Program (217) 479-4619

Smith Chiropractic Clinic Dr. Kathie G. Smith

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The Cass County Food Pantry would like to thank the Ashland Community for their generous giving in the canisters at local businesses during the Holidays. YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE!!


Alexis Henry named Student of the Month at A-C Central

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Celebrating 30 years 1982 - 2012 LOOK FOR MONTHLY SPECIALS

Valentine’s Day Special $20 off all Repairs or Service (for the Ladies only) February Specials February 1 - 10% off tune-ups February 6 - 20% off fuel injection cleaning February 9 - Free oil change with the letters & numbers Z & 8 in license plates (most cars) February 14 - $20 off repairs & service for Ladies only February 17 - 2 for 1 wiper blades February 20 - Free oil change with the letters and numbers E & 9 in license plates (most cars) February 23 - $20 off coolant flush February 28 - 10% Military Discount February 29 - $10 off headlight restoration

We're Having A Party February marks 10 years of Second Saturday at Ashland United Methodist Church and we're having a party to celebrate. We will meet from 10 - 2 as usual for kids who are 4 years thru 4th grade. At 1 pm, we invite anyone who has ever attended Second Saturday (or who ever sent their child or grandchild) to join us for cake and ice cream. We are very proud of this ministry and want to celebrate this birthday

Congratulations to Alexis Henry for being selected Student of the Month for November at A-C Central High School. Miss Henry is the daughter of Lonnie and Ann Henry of Chandlerville. Alexis is a leader both in and out of the classroom as evidenced by her involvement in various school activities. She is a member of the Spanish Club, S.T.A.R., Student Council and Volleyball. Away from school Alexis is an employee at Cheryl’s Best Café in Chadlerville. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Miss Henry plans on attending Lincoln Land Community College. At this time she has an undetermined major. Congratulations to Alex Henry on this significant honor! The Ashland Scoop Committee would like to offer the newsletters by subscription. This would be great for out-of-town people who can’t make it in to pick one up. It also would be make a great gift for those relatives who have moved away and want to keep up with local news. Cost is $24.00 per year. Newsletters will be mailed out the first week of each month.

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February 2012 - Ashland Scoop Newsletter