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601 S. Yates - Ashland $109,500


SPOTLESS SMALL TOWN RANCH!! You will LOVE the new flooring in this spacious open floor plan. Comfortable living is the only way to describe it! Enjoy entertaining your friends and family on the new patio in your fenced back yard. Two bedrooms, but possible third which is presently being used as an exercise room. Bright and cheery sun room is located between the house and attached garage. Large corner lot with great trees. Roof in 2007. PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP SHOWS IN THIS

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May 7 - Elementary Spring Concert in Chandlerville; 7th & 8th Grade Classes will be hosting a pulled pork dinner before the concert. Money raised is going towards their class trip to Six Flags. Blane Real Estate, Inc. Pete - 217-652-3262 Judy - 217-652-7521 Kim - 217-341-3555

May 8 - HS Spring Concert, 7:00 pm May 9 - Academic Awards Night, 7:00 pm May 10 - Spring Concert - 7:00 pm May 12 - A-C Central Prom Walk-in at 4:30 Coronation at 5:15. The public is invited to these events at the A-C Central High School May 20 - HS Graduation, 2:00 pm May 24 - Last Day - Dismiss @ 11:30 am May 24 - JH Graduation, 7:00 pm

615 S. Yates, 3 bds, 2/5 bath. lots of space, all appliances stay, 2 c. att. gar. plus 30x50 shed partially heated & cooled, oversized doors for camper or boat and 3 lots.

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615 S. Yates, Ashland -

$69,900 Enjoy this 17 year old home on a great corner lot in the heart of small town living! Spacious open floor plan with 3 bedroom 2 bath and a 1.5 car detached garage. Many great features including; large walk-in closets in each bedroom, large kitchen with breakfast bar and ample cabinet & counter space, split floor plan concept, & sky lights allowing natural light to fill the home. Dawn Stremsterfer Realtor®, Broker Associate Office: 217-787-7215 Direct: 217-741-1865

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CHURCH DIRECTORY BEREA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Minister Edward J.Moretto 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

Ashland United Methodist Church MotherDaughter Banquet

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 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 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


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

Matthew 18:20

May 5, 2012, 5:30pm Potluck with meat and drink furnished by Jenny James Circle. Reservations due by May 3 to any Jenny James Circle member.

May 5 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.

MATT GREER President

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM Prairie Skies Public Library District will be starting their Summer Reading Program, “Reading is so Delicious”. The library will host a range of free programs on Mondays at 10 am in the main library at Ashland and again at 1 pm a the Pleasant Plains branch library. Kick-off is with the “Mad Science of Peoria” by Carrie Healy on June 4th, the enchanting marionettes of the DePriest Puppets on June 11th, Dulcimer Guy Mike Anderson, has stories and songs to satisfy your appetite on June 18th, the St. Louis Hoop Club will get you moving on June 25th, Mr. E. Rod Erdmann will perform on July 2nd, and the grand finale is M & K Parties on July 9th. Thanks to our sponsors and friends prizes will be awarded for reading. Grand prizes to be announced. The programs are free and all are welcome to come. Prairie Skies Library District - 125 West Editor Ashland, and 555 Buckeye, Pleasant Plains

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. 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 AC 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.



Congratulations to Jacob Turner for being selected Congratulations to Will Edge for being selected Student of the Student of the Month for March at A-C Central High School. Mr. Turner is the son of Steve and Lori Tuner of Month for March at A-C Central High School. Mr. Edge is the son of Stan and Kim Edge of Springfield. Chandlerville. Will is a leader both in and out of the classroom as evidenced

Jacoba is a leader both in and out of the classroom as by his involvement in various school activities. He is a memevidenced by his involvement in various school activi- ber of the FFA, STAR, Spanish Club, Natural Helpers, Marching Band, Concert Band, and Pep Band. He is also on the Golf ties. He is a member of the FFA. team and Basketball team where he was the Captain for both teams. Will has also served as Away from school Jacob is a member of the Fairview the Class Secretary/ United Methodist Church Treasurer.

and a member of the Cass/ Morgan Farm Bureau Away from school Will has Young Farmers Committee. volunteered at Clayville HisMr. Turner plans on attending Lincolnland Community College in Springfield, IL., majoring in Agribusiness then transferring to Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL.

torical Area and at Walker Nursing Home. He has worked at Edgecorp as a farmhand and at Crane Creek Golf Course as a grounds crew worker.

Mr. Edge plans on attending the University of Iowa, majoring in Business with a minor Jacob in International Business.

Congratulations to Turner on this significant Congratulations to Will Edge honor! on this significant honor!

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CHANDLERVILLE CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE Saturday May 12th 7am till ??? If interested in having your sale advertised, please call Verna at 217-458-2311 by Saturday, May 5th, as the deadline for the paper is Monday May 7th by noon! There will be spaces in the park , you must provide your own tables.

A-C Middle School attends Math Contest A-C Central Middle School sent 15 seventh and eighth graders to a Math Contest in Payson Seymour on Saturday, April 21st. The contest consists of an individual timed test and a team timed test. There is a combination of multiple choice and open ended questions on the tests. There were 8 schools with a total of 155 students participating. Brittani Beddingfield, 8th grader, was chosen to compete in a one minute mental math competition among 5 students. She finished in 2nd place and won a $25 iTunes gift card. The winner received a lap top computer. Serena Nicholas, 7th grader, had her name drawn for an iPod shuffle. Erin Kelly, 7th grader, won a calculator. Adam Hoffman, 7th grader, won a flash drive. All students had a great day! Front (7th Graders): Phillip Wessel, Emily Peters, Adam Hoffman, Quinlan Mahoney, Serena Nicholas, Emily Koch, Erin Kelly, Jared Curry Back (8th Graders): Brittani Beddingfield, Hailey Allan, Kendra Escudero, Alex Brue, Cadence Smith, Briley Eilers, Jewel Reed and math teacher Carrie Jo Donnan.

HONORING THE WOMEN IN OUR LIVES Sunday, May 6th at 2 pm, the Baptist Women will hold an afternoon “tea” for any ladies who would like to attend --with or without their mothers or daughters. Drinks and deserts will be served. “Main Attraction”, which is Gina Sommer and three other gals, who are all members of the Sweet Adelines International, will entertain with their humor and barbershop-style singing. Sunday, May 13th, at the regular 10:30 service at the First Baptist Church, Mrs. Marilyn Oaks will be speaking. Many of you will remember her, as her husband was the interim pastor here a few years ago. Marilyn will bring a message entitled, “Seize the Day”. All are welcome.

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Sundays and Holidays 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Lucky’s Café IS OPEN 476-GOOD Enjoy Ice Cream and a Good burger everyday ATTENTION ASHLAND AREA RESIDENTS The Ashland Methodist Church has made an agreement with the Prairie Council on Aging that the church would be a site as a possible information and assistance site if there was to be a local disaster. Prairie Council staff would assist clerically in the filling of form and coordination of disaster victims with relief. - Robert Briggs Board Chairman

Now you can visit us online! Have a question? Contact us! Would you like to advertise in our newsletter? Call 476.3764 or stop by Printers Ink at 116 N. Yates.

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You can get your copy of “The Scoop” newsletter at any of the advertisers in this issue. Issues are also available at the churches, and many of our local businesses. THE COMMITTEE FOR THE ASHLAND SCOOP NEWSLETTER WOULD LIKE TO GIVE A BIG THANKS FOR ALL OF THE GENEROUS CASH DONATIONS AND FOR ALL OF THE BUSINESS ADVERTISING FOR OUR NEWSLETTER. WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN KEEP OUR COMMUNITY AWARE OF LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS.

A-C CENTRAL JR. HIGH REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS At the Regional Science Fair, two projects from A-C Central Jr. High qualified to go to the State Science Fair which will be held at the Assembly Hall at the University of Illinois on Saturday, May 5th. The qualifying projects were by Gretchen Throgmorton and Brittney Beddingfield and by Briley Eilers. Both projects received Outstanding ratings. Briley’s project was also recognized as one of the top 15 jr. high projects at the Regional Science Fair. Her project was nominated to compete as a Broadcom Master. Other projects that received First Place ratings were: Kendra Escudero, Sidney Donnan and Lauren Pinney, Lindsey Zulawski and Kayla Moffitt, Quinlan Mahoney and Bailie Devlin. Congratulations to all! The jr. high science fair sponsor is Dena Leinberger. Right to Left: Gretchen Throgmorton, Briley Eilers, Brittany Beddingfield


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Six students from A-C Central High School participated in the Illinois Junior Academy of Science region X Science Fair held at Lincoln Land community College on Saturday, March 24th. The student’s projects were judged on scientific knowledge, following the method to develop a conclucion and data interpretation. Students were reguired to present the information using a visual project board, written paper, and oral presentation. Four students receiving first place ratings were Valerie Escudero, Ty Kesselring, Allison Quick, and Maggie Allen. Zach Parrish and Parrish Smith each received an outstanding rating and will advance to the State Science Exposition held on May 5th at the Assembly Hall on the U of I campus. Ty Kesslering also was awarded the Naval Science Award and Zach Parrish was awarded the Army Outstanding Award. Zach also was judged to be the 2nd place Best of Show and will advance to the Intel International Science and Engerneering Fair held in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania May 13-18. This is the first time an A-C High School student has ever qualified for such an honor. Parrish Smith is sponsored by Mr. Pritchett and Zach Parrish is sponsored by Mr. Jeff Pfaffe.

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“Pick up the Park� event will be held on May 5 . We will meet at James Park at 9:00am. Bring your gloves and help make our parks beautiful. This is a rain date as the first event was cancelled.

Ordinance 2012-67 was passed on April 11, 2012. This Ordinance revises an Ordinance pertaining to the sales, use and possession of tobacco products by minors. The full Ordinance is available for viewing at City Hall. The following is a brief overview. It is unlawful for a minor to purchase, accept and be in possession of any tobacco product. It is unlawful for any person to sell, buy for, or furnish any tobacco product to a minor. A violation of this Ordinance is punishable by fine per violation. Congratulations to Kelly Sutphin-Gutmann who was appointed to the position of Village Trustee on April 11th. If you see a street light out, call the Village office (217/476-3317) and we will contact Ameren CIPS for repair.

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Village of Ashland Board Members & Staff:

Dave Handy, Mayor Jim Birdsell, Chief of Police Ron Cave, Public Works Director Alicia Hager, Village Treasurer Vanessa Doellman, Village Clerk Kitty Mau, Deputy Clerk

Kelly Sutphin-Gutmann, Trustee Fadra Birdsell, Trustee Stan Fulton, Trustee Seth Thornley, Trustee Frank Wallce, Trustee Terry Blakeman, Trustee

BITS-N-PIECES THANK YOU…. The family of Phyllis Aggertt wish to express a sincere thank you to our relatives, friends, and neighbors for the many prayers, visits, flowers, cards, food, and meals during Phyllis’s Illness and passing. We also wish to thank everyone for their generous memorial donations to the Ashland United Methodist Church, St. John’s Hospice, and Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice. Your kindness, support, and thoughtfulness will always remain in our hearts. Steve Aggertt and Family 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. COMMUNITY DAYS GROCERY RAFFLE… Drawing will be for two $150 gift cards. Drawing will be on the Sunday of Ashland Community Days. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. For ticket information, call Printers Ink at 217-476-3764. COMMUNITY DAYS PARADE...For information and to register please call Nancy at Printers Ink-476-3764

MAY BIRTHDAYS 5 – Robin Pettit 7 – Hoaby Hoagland 10– Randy Christison 13 – Brody Pettit 13 - Amber Blair 14 - Judy Mills 15 - Floyd “Tip” Pettit 16 - Dan Devlin 17 - Matt Hobrock

20– Wanda Schutz 22 - Jim Savage 24 - Angela Cosner 25 - Yarvo Roberts 26 - Beth Cosner 27 - Eileen Devlin 29 - Nancy Heather 29 - Mary Rose 29 - Emily Thornley 30 - Shannon Eskew

MAY ANNIVERSARIES 14 - Darren & Victoria DeGroot 22 - Chuck & Jenny Green 25 - Claude & Donna DeCamp 25 - Mick & Marie Keeney 25 - Dale & Joan DeGroot (62nd)

SR. SAINTS… Sr. Saints will not have anything for the month of May. 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. THANK YOU… To the Family and many friends of the late Delores “Sis” Edwards, we wish to extend our sincere thanks for your kindness, prayers, food, and the support that we have received. We send our thanks to Ashland MECCA, Virginia MECCA, Walker Nursing Home, Cass-Schuyler Hospice Area, and to Pastor Marcia Forman for a very special service. - The Edwards Family Rich, Shirley, Jim, Tom, Rob, Cali HOUSE CLEANING… Cleaning for residential or a business call 4768204. Linda Lueck THANK YOU… The Cass County food Pantry wants to thank the Ashland community for their generous giving in our canisters for the Feinstein Challenge. Your giving made a diference. - Thank you again!

ASHLAND COMMUNITY DAYS JUNE 22, 23, & 24 Friday Nite Entertainment Little Mr. & Mrs. Contest & First Citizen Award Leaving Ashland on stage 8pm-11pm Beer Garden 6pm-11pm in James Park Saturday Morning Parade 9:30am - Theme: “Honoring All Veterans” Kids Games and Inflatables 11 am in James Park Food Venders all day in James Park Saturday Night Entertainment 6:00 pm - Devon Clemons Band 8:00 pm - Confederate Railroad Beer Garden 6pm-11pm in James Park Sunday Volley Ball Tournament James park Local Entertainment / Food Venders / Drawing

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

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Dolores C. "Sis" Edwards ASHLAND - Dolores C. "Sis" Edwards of Ashland, IL died Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Walker Nursing Home in Virginia, IL.

Phyllis Jean Aggertt (1944 - 2012)

She was born in Prentice, IL; the daughter of Theodore Sr. and Dollie Shortridge Donovan. She married Thomas B. Edwards and he preceded her in death on SepPhyllis Jean Aggertt, 67, of rural Ashland, died Thursday, tember 25, 1980. April 5, 2012, at St. John's Hospice in Springfield. She was born June 7, 1944, in Clarinda, Iowa, the daughter She is survived by two sons, Rich Edwards (wife, Shirley) of of Darryl and Mary Neal Farrens. She married Charles SteAshland and Jim Edwards of Ashland; two grandsons, Rob phen Aggertt on March 9, 1975, in Ashland, and he surEdwards (wife, Lori) of Mayer, MN and Tom Edwards (wife, vives. Margaret) of Fowler, IN; a great granddaughter, Cali EdShe is also survived by two sons, John Aggertt (wife, Anwards of Virginia; two brothers, Ted J. Donovan Jr. (wife, drea) of Mahomet and Colby Aggertt (wife, Hillary) of WashCharlene) of Jacksonville and Ellsworth Donovan of Quarington, Ill.; a grandson, Bennett Aggertt of Mahomet; a ryville, PA; a sister, Beverly Meadows of Colona; and sever- brother, Rich Farrens (fiancĂŠe, Diana Kirkpatrick) of Washal nieces and nephews. ington Courthouse, Ohio; a sister, Pat Brush (husband, Larry) of Secor; and several nieces and nephews. She was preMrs. Edwards was employed for 12 years at Brownback ceded in death by her parents; and a sister-in-law, Cheryl Drug Store in Ashland. She was a faithful member of the Farrens. former Ashland Church of God. She enjoyed writing stories Mrs. Aggertt was a graduate of Eureka High School and Illifor the Ashland Sentinel. She loved stories about history nois State University. She was a devoted elementary teachand often wrote about Yatesville School. She was thrilled to er in Pleasant Plains School District for 34 years prior to her be asked to help dedicate the replica of Yatesville School at retirement. She was a member of the Ashland Women's the Prairieland Heritage Museum, which was built by her Club and the Illinois Education Association. Phyllis enjoyed brother, Ted. She also wrote articles about "The Barn" in vacationing and travel experiences. She valued time spent Ashland that was the home of Zeller, Allen and Edwards with her family and friends especially her grandson. Truck Lines. She was interviewed by Greg Olson of the Jacksonville Journal-Courier regarding "Yatesville School students who learned more than the three R's".

The Boy ScoutsTroop 125 and Cub Scouts Pack 125 would like to thank everyone who donated food for the scouting for food we collected 344lbs this year for the local food bank. Cub Scouts had there pinewood derby race and Drew DeGroot placed 1st, Tyler Trissel-2nd, Alex Trissel -3rd, Cole Fanning-4th and Callum Smith 6th. These boy went on to the District Pinewood Race in Jacksonville where Drew DeGroot finished 1st, Alex Trissel placed made it to the 3rd round. Tyler Trissel and Cole Fanning made it to 2nd round and Callum Smith made it to first round. The weekend of April 20-23- we had 6 boys from Troop 125 and 4 adults went and camped at the Klondike Camp grounds in Missouri and 3 boys and 2 adults rode there bikes 52 miles on the Katy Trails. The weekend of the April 28-29 is the 20 mile hike from New Salem into Springfield then on Sunday the Lincoln Pilgramage Richard Gutmann also won the Silver Beaver Award this year.

It has been an extraordinary start to the second semester! We have students who have shown outstanding achievements: A-C Central had 4 Illinois State Scholars this year! What an achievement for a school this size! Congratulations to Maggie Allen, Elizabeth Quick, Bennett Smith, and Zach Parrish—we are very proud of these accomplishments! Additionally, Zach Parrish will represent A-C Central in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair. He and Mr. Pfaffe will be traveling to Philadelphia where Zach’s Science Fair Project will be on exhibit in an International Competition with 1,500 entries. Congratulations are also in order to Jackson Allen who was chosen by the state-wide Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) as the winner of the Scholar Attitude Award. He was chosen as only one of 30 out of all the elementary schools and students in the state. Again, truly an outstanding honor! Congratulations are in order to these students, parents, and the teachers who care about them and teach them!

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Ashland Memorial Day Service Monday, May 28, 2012 - 10:00 a.m. Pete Gutmann Memorial Gymnasium A-C Central High School Master of Ceremonies - Scot Atwood, Commander George H. Pettit Post #498 Prelude - A-C Central H.S. Band-Kim Webster, Director Invocation - Rev. Ed Moretto, Chaplain, Post #498 Welcome - Scot Atwood, MC Posting of the Flag - Boy Scouts- Dick Gutmann, Scout Leader (Everyone please stand and remain standing for Our National Anthem and Pledge) The National Anthem - Amanda Hoffman Pledge of Allegiance - Everyone Special Music - Cerys Boston and Ty Kesselring SPEAKER - JOHN BUCHANAN, FUNERAL DIRECTOR Flags to Fallen Comrades - Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts Cub Leader Leader - Lesley Winkleman - Boy Scout Leader - Dick Gutmann WORLD WAR I William Hanning George Pettit WORLD WAR II Clarence Anderson Stribling Boynton Lester Flynn Glen Lathom Russell Settles

John Davis Dean Winner

KOREAN CONFLICT John Garvin Delbert Hickman Donald Loeffler Raymond Wardell VIETNAM Ronnie Davis

Donald Lynn

Firing Squad - American Legion Post #498, VFW Post #3546 Taps - Cerys Boston and Riley Cowman Special Music - Amanda Hoffman Benediction - Rev. Ed Moretto Thank you for coming to honor those who made the supreme sacrifice! Remember and keep in your prayers all of our Service Men and Women!

CHICKEN DINNER Sponsored by the Ashland American Legion and VFW Posts Serving from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in the Cafeteria - Donation

Ashland High School Alumni Association “All About Ashland” The annual Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012. A social hour will be held from 5:00-6:00 pm, with dinner served at 6:00. The cost is $15 per person. All AHS Alumni and teachers are invited to attend. Please send your reservation by May 12. In an effort to “go green” we are not sending out 50/50 tickets this year. If you would like to purchase tickets, please indicate the number you want on your reservation form and we will enter your name into the drawing for you. You do not need to be present to win. This year, we will also have several items on display for you to bid on in a silent auction. We have such items as a Bunn coffee maker, Cardinal baseball tickets, assorted gift baskets and more. Please come prepared to bid. All funds raised will benefit the Alumni Association. Classes being honored this year are 1937, 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982 and 1987. Plan to join friends, classmates and teachers as we share memories of our days at AHS and catch up on your life now. We look forward to seeing you at the banquet!

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------PLEASE RETURN RESERVATIONS BY MAY 12, 2012 AHS Alumni Association, PO Box 251, Ashland, IL 62612 or email us at PLEASE PRINT! Name ________________________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________________________ City ___________________________________State___________Zip Code ________ Email address __________________________________________________________ ___ I would prefer to be contacted by email in the future. Dinner reservations

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Extended thanks to the following for donating and/or helping with the Easter Egg Hunt at James Park. Congratulations to all of the kids that won prizes and to Vicky Farmer (winner of the tailgate toss raffle) and Ann Schaddel (winner of the $50 Dollar General gift card and donating it back to AVFD) It was a huge success and we hope everyone had a good time. We are looking forward to having another one next year. Thanks to: West Central Bank Allen’s Market Brandt’s RPA Elevator Antique Ranch Cass Vet Services Crock Pot Café Neal’s Barber Shop Prairie Skies Library Land Guy’s West Central Insurance Steve Johnson Farms Dollar General United Methodist Sunday School Illini Propane Anderson Automotive Country Companies Steve Allen Wallbaum Development Inc. Beck Seed/Dave Newell Atwood Tree Service Scot & Kim Atwood Beard’s Dawn Stremsterfer Prentice Elevator Lamar Hager Creative Glamour/Suzanne Elmore It’s All About You Salon Lyndsey Parks Ronnie Cave Ashland Antiques Shadow Tree Service Prentice Machine Shop Ashland Volunteer Fire Department Chuck & Jenny Green Randy & Donna Green Bob & Phyllis Sutphin Kelly Sutphin Krissy Gardner Jonathon & Riley Green Fadra Birdsell Midwest Building & Composting, Inc. Kim Manley John & Jacob Carville Sue Werner


May 2012 - Ashland Scoop Newsletter  

Ashland Scoop, Ashland, IL Newspaper

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