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Estate of John and Charlotte Hamilton Sat. Aug 29, 2009 @ 10:00 AM Located on Main Street in Pleasant Plains, IL. 1 block west of New Berlin Rd. on north east corner. REAL ESTATE AND 31 CHEVROLET WILL SELL AT OR NEAR 1:00 PM. THEN THE LIFT 31 CHEVROLET, GARAGE AND CONTENTS HAMILTON GARAGE AND MOWER SHOP W/SHOW CAR GARAGE AND LAWN MOWER SHOP COMPLETELY EQUIPPED WITH THE BEST IN TOOLS AND REPAIR MATERIALS. 14 FOOT TANDEM AXLE TRALIER W/TILT TOP DECK, HAND LOADING WINCH EXTRA GOOD CONDITION, THIS IS A GREAT LAWN SERVICE TRAILER. Verbal statements sale day take precedence over printed materials, not responsible for accidents. Picture I.D. required for registration for sale no. Every thing sold as is there is no warranty.


mber 2009 Volum e2 Issue 9

KEN BRADBURY TO ENTERTAIN ASHLAND WOMANS CLUB The Ashland Woman’s Club will kick off its 111th year on Tuesday, September 1, 2009. Our September program will be fun-filled. Ken Bradbury, a well known local entertainer will present Music or Banging on the Piano. You won’t want to miss this program! All ladies are invited to join the Club. Annual dues of $10.00 are payable at the meeting. The group meets the 1st Tuesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. at the Baptist Fellowship Hall. See you at 1:30 pm on September 1, 2009 at the First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 221 W. Washington St., Ashland, IL.

Country Home For Sale 2023 Farmer Rd Ashland, IL REALTOR OWNED PRICE REDUCED!! Nice home in the country just 8 miles from Ashland. The home is situated on almost 4 acres, great for horses, 4-wheeling, etc. Special features include 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, open floor plan, heated garage/workshop, A-C Central Schools, nice landscaping. AGENT OWNED. $99,900. TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS TAX CREDIT. CALL FOR DETAILS

525 North Clay Street, Ashland, IL Pride of ownership shows in this WELL MAINTAINED 14 year old ranch with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 1500 sq. ft. You will have plenty of space in the large eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar and large pantry. The 2.5 car attached garage is well insulated with pull down attic stairs offering the new buyer ample space for storage. All appliances stay with the home. *** SELLERS OFFERING A $1000 CARPET ALLOWANCE & HOME WARRANTY***

The Real Estate Group 3701 W. Wabash Avenue Springfield, IL 62711 (cell) 217-741-1865

Dawn Stremsterfer Realtor®, Broker Associate

CHURCH DIRECTORY BEREA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Minister Edward J.Moretto Youth Minister, Diann L. Hoagland Sunday Christian Education Hour - 9:30 pm Sunday Worship - 10:30 am Wednesday Eve. Prayer Mtg. - 7:00 pm We’re Open On Sunday!!

First Baptist Church A Grace-Driven Church "feeding the lambs" and "tending the sheep."

September 2 - Wednesday Youth groups begin at 7:00 pm for God’s Group and Jr. High Youth and 8:00 pm for Senior High Youth.

CHURCH OF CHRIST Rev. Howard Chartier Sunday School - 9:00 am Sunday Worship - 10:00 am

September 5 - Saturday Women’s Prayer Breakfast at 9:00 am at Richland Creek Baptist Church in Pleasant Plains.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Rev. L. Wayne Mollohan Youth Minister, Alice Kern Sunday School - 9:30 am Sunday Worship - 10:30 am

September 13 - Sunday Family Movie Night at 6:00 pm Popcorn and drinks will be served - Community Welcome.

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 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 Sunday Worship - 8:00 am Sunday School - 9:30 am 2nd Service - 10:30 am Wednesday Bible Study - 5:45 pm (meal) Lesson until 7:00 pm

A NEW SEASON OF SECOND SATURDAY A new season of Second Saturday will begin on September 12th at the Ashland United Methodist Church. Second Saturday is open to all children in the community who are between the ages of 3 years and 5th grade. There will be music, crafts, games and Bible lessons. Lunch is provided. As the name says, we meet on the Second Saturday of each month from September to May. Mark your calendars now! Second Saturday 10:00 - 2:00

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September 16 - Wednesday Family Night Supper at 6:00 pm September 20 - Sunday First Baptist Church of Ashland Baby Shower to benefit Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery after the worship service for the ladies of the church. Lunch including cake and punch will be served. Games and fun are scheduled. September 26 - Saturday FBC Trivia Night. Snacks will be served at 6:30 pm and trivia will begin at 7:00 pm. Please have your team checked in by 6:45 pm. Maximum of 5 to 6 people per team. Donations are welcome to help cover the cost of food and any additional money will be donated to the fund for the Community Thanksgiving Baskets. October 3 - Saturday Women’s Prayer Breakfast at 9:00 am at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church 221 W. Washington St. Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3678

Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Bible Study - Monday 7:00 pm

New Adult Singles Ministry started at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, 308 W. Washington, Ashland. The new class will be held Sunday morning, 9:30 - 10:30 am in the house next to the church. Special activities will be planned. Please come and join this fellowship.

Kayla Yeagle and Joseph Kyrouac, both of Urbana, will be married Sunday, September 6 at Allerton Park in Monticello. The bride’s parents are Jeff & Maria Levengood and Robert Yeagle, all of Farmer City. The groom’s parents are Greg & Nancy Kyrouac of Ashland. The groom is a graduate of A-C Central High School and the University of Illinois at Urbana-

Norm Bryant Enterprises Distributor of Fine Quality Vacuums Furniture

Carpet Cleaning

Cell (217) 741-3758 Phone: (217) 476-3508

Car Interior

608 W. Franklin Ashland, IL 62612



New Business Serving the Ashland Area

Ashland, IL 62612 Hours: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Tuesday - Saturday

Closed Sundays & Mondays


Propane LLC

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

Do you think our Country is headed off course and would like to help get it back on track? If so, feel free to join us at our upcoming 912 Project meeting. This particular meetup group was created to reach out to all of those in the Ashland area who yearn to help this country return to the principles and moral values upon which it was founded. This group and a multitude of others that have formed all over the country are part of a non-partisan, nationwide, educational effort designed to unite Americans in commitment to the 9 Principles and 12 Values that made our nation great. Our meetings are every other Friday at Illini Propane, 220 N. Yates Street in Ashland. Our next meetup is scheduled for September 11th at 7:00 p.m.. Hope to see you there! Any questions, feel free to contact Kris Gardner ( or Kelly Sutphin-Gutmann (

Newell Insurance Agency, Inc. A SUBSIDIARY OF THE STATE BANK OF ASHLAND E-mail:

Newell Insurance Agency, Inc. 108 W. Editor Street Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3354 Jeffery A. Donnan - Kay Handy Ora Lee Campbell - Kristen Arthalony

DIVISIONS OF NEWELL INSURANCE AGENCY Jack Frashier Insurance 117 S. Front Street Virginia, IL 62691 217.452.7716

Frashier-Sudbrink Agency

Matt Petefish

Debbie Jones

210-A Washington St. Beardstown, IL 62618 217.323.3018

“A Full Service Bank” 400 E. Buchanan St. P.O. Box 467 Ashland, IL 62612-0467

PH. 217.476.3325 FX. 217.476.3342

Gold Club “Taste of Amish” October 13, 2009 Shopping - Fairview Heights November 12, 2009 Kenny Rogers In Concert - Bloomington December 19, 2009

Prentice Farmers Elevator 2303 Elevator Avenue Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3516 or 1.800.255.8659 James R. Blakeman, Manager 4 locations to serve you: Prentice, Philadelphia, Strawns Crossing, and Tallula.

Dealers in Grain, Seed and Kent Feeds.

SINGERS OF ALL AGES WANTED! Berea Christian Church is doing a production of “Angels Aware!” This performance will appeal to young and old alike - with its biblical content, humor, and toe -tapping music. Join Michael, Gabriel, and the other angels as they explain to the heavenly host what happened that first Christmas and why. Performances are Sat., Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. It is approximately 45 minutes in length. No admission fee or offering will be taken. If you are interested or have questions, contact Diann Hoagland at 217-473-6944.

Reduced to $110,000

Nice home in a great subdivision! 1500 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, with basement; New paint & carpet.


Jim Skeeters, Jr. 2475 West Monroe Springfield, IL 62704 217-741-5116 Email:

Nice 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home, over 1100 square feet of living space. New carpet and new paint. Owner would entertain CFD.

New listings daily, check web site for more info.

This was Travis Wallbaum’s 1st year racing at the Springfield Mile driving car #19A. He stated he thought the corners were longer than the straight-away. He was happy to be able to have raced on the track. Thank you to family & friends for support, the Eskews, Bill West, & Brian Dively. Travis finished 10th in the race! Congratulations Travis!!

Shannon Eskew raced on the mile track at the State Fair on Sunday, August 23rd in the Springfield Mile. This is Shannon's fifth year racing there. Shannon finished 9th. Congratulations Shannon!!

Clayville Fun-D Day

Saturday Sept. 5th

Have you noticed how great Clayville looks? All of the work has been done by volunteers. A Pleasant Plains Historical Society has been formed to proceed with the restoration of Clayville. On Sat., Sept. 5, there will be an all-day fund-raiser with fun for everyone. A car cruise-in will begin at 10 am. Several antique tractors and motorcycles are also expected. Games and activities for kids will go on all day. Food will be in abundance with the Boy Scouts selling lemonade and popcorn, the Lutheran Men cooking hot dogs, and the community club fixing barbeque and pork wings on a stick (who says pigs don’t fly?) A highlight of the day will be a Western Gun Show. At 5:30, Jim Davis will call for an old-fashioned square dance, with Judy, Lois and Friends providing the music. At dusk, the movie “McClintok”, starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara will be shown outdoors. Bring your lawn chairs and appetites for a day of fun!

BITS-N-PIECES V.F.W… Meets monthly at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Monday at the Firehouse. AMERICAN LEGION POST 498... Meets monthly at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Monday at the Firehouse. MOVING SALE:…... Moving sale: September 18 & 19 at 108 N. Alta. Keyboard, electric typewriter, 5-speed Schwin bicycle, lawn mower, lots of tools and household items. (217) 476-8878 CHESS CLUB IS BACK... Thursday, 7:00 pm, Church of Christ Parsonage ASHLAND U-HELP... Any student may apply for up to $500 loan with an interest rate of 3%. Applications are available at the State Bank of Ashland. SR. SAINTS COOKOUT… Sr. Saints Cookout at Joan & Dale DeGroot’s, September 27th at 5:00 pm. Bring a covered dish. ASHLAND ALUMNI MEETING… Ashland Alumni Meeting, Sunday, September 27, Yatesville School, 2:00 pm

September Birthdays

Sept. 29 Poisonous Plants Telenet 1:00 p.m., Virginia

1 - Fred Uhland 1 - Jan Williams (82) 1 - Tom Veith (45) 8 - Natane Butler (14) 9 - Tammy Eskew (37) 12 - Renee Jokisch 13 - Linda Lueck (65) 13 - Ron Aggertt 19 - Liz Wallbaum (62) 23 - Deb Gruen (51) 24 - Jeff Cosner (52) 25 - Jim Wallbaum (65)

Oct. 5 Prairie Restoration Program, 1:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m., Virginia

September Anniversaries

651 S. Job St., Virginia, IL. 62691 710 Maple Ave., Rushville, IL. 62681 Jodie Tate, County Director Event Calendar Sept. 15 Tree Maintenance Telenet 1:00 p.m., Virginia

Oct. 13 Bonsai Telenet 1:00 p.m., Virginia Oct. 26 Wildlife Nuisance Program 6:00 p.m., Virginia

For more information or to register for any of our upcoming events, please call: Cass Co. Extension office at 217-452-3211.

1 - Jan & Bob Williams (63rd) 14 - Lisa & Clint Thaxton 22 - Randy & Amy Christenson (3rd) 25 - Shawn & Tammy Eskew (5th)

A-C CENTRAL WINS AWARD A-C Central for the school year 2009 is proud to announce that they have been awarded in the 14th annual Illinois School District year 2009 SchoolSearch™ Bright Star ™ Award. This award is based on districts with highest student performance at the lowest cost. School Search ™ honors 68 Illinois School Districts out of 868 with this award of excellence. The award criteria are based on district whose students’ academic performance ranks in the upper one third of Illinois school districts, but whose expenditure per pupil ranks in the lower one-fourth of Illinois based upon state test scores. Informational meeting on Sunday, September 13 @ 7pm Virginia City Hall (West Side of Square) Regarding Combination of A-C/Virginia Athletic Boosters


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Plan on attending to let your voice be heard. Each board will vote on combination at this meeting and elect officers.

A-C Central Positions Available Immediately Bus Drivers Needed: $15.75 per hour for route; no experience needed; Must be 21 and pass a background check. Evening Custodian at Chandlerville - Temporary, that could work into permanent.

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School dismiss at 2:10 HS Golf @ Waverly 4:00 JH BB vs New Berlin 4:30 JH SB @ Winchester 4:30 JH BB @ Bluffs 4:30 JH SB vs Lincoln Magnet 4:30 HS VB vs Bunker Hill 6:15 JH BB vs. Meredosia (w/Reserve) 4:30 JH SB vs Havana 4:30 HS Golf @ Carrollton 4:00 HS VB @ Lutheran Tourney HS FB @ Bunker Hill 7:00 JH SB vs Our Saviours 4:30 HS VB @ Crusader Classic Labor Day – NO SCHOOL JV FB vs Bunker Hill 6:30 HS Golf vs Routt 4:00 HS VB vs Carrollton 6:15 JH BB @ St. Agnes 4:30 HS Golf vs Brown County 4:00 JH BB vs Christ the King 4:30 HS Golf @ Springfield Lutheran 4:00 JH CC @ Schuyler/Industry MS 4:30 HS Golf vs Beardstown 4:00 HS FB vs Brown County 7:00 JH BB vs Bluffs 4:30 JV FB at WIVC Jamboree 1:00 JV VB at Pawnee Tourney (TBA) JH CC @ Porta 9:00 HS Golf @ Pleasant Plains 4:00 JV FB @ Brown County 6:30 HS VB vs ISD 6:15 JH CC @ Schuyler/Industry 4:30 HS Golf @ Routt 4:00 HS Golf vs Waverly 4:00 HS VB @ Triopia 6:15 JH CC @ Beardstown 4:00 HS FB vs Routt 7:00 HS VB @ Mt. Pulaski Fall Classic HS Golf @ Bluffs Invitational 9:00 HS VB @ Mt. Pulaski Fall Classic JH CC @ Franklin 9:45 HS Golf vs Carrollton 4:00 JV FB @ Routt 4:00 HS VB @ Calhoun 6:15 HS VB vs Williamsville 6:15 HS Golf vs Brown County 4:00 HS Golf @ Beardstown 4:00 HS VB @ Athens 6:15

RPA Farmers Co-op Email us: RPAFARMERS@CASSCOMM.COM Ashland Office 220 North Niagara Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3936 Pleasant Plains Office 300 N. Washington Pleasant Plains, IL 62677 217.626.1331

Richland Office 3090 Richland Elevator Road Pleasant Plains, IL 62677 217.626.1551

How Much Water Do We Use?


How Much Water Does It Take To Do The Following Activities? Taking a Bath or Shower

15-30 Gallons

Watering the Lawn and Yard

180 Gallons

Washing the Dishes by

14-60 Gallons

Washing Clothes

50 Gallons

Washing the Car

100 Gallons

Brushing Your Teeth

1 Gallon


10 Gallons


1/2 Gallon

Flushing the Toilet (once)

4-7 Gallons

How Much Water Does It Take To Produce One Serving Of: Corn Lettuce French Fries Tomatoes Apples Cantaloupe Cherries Oranges Watermelon Wheat bread Rice Almonds Margarine Sugar (From Beets) Milk Cola Soft Drink Steak Hamburger Pork Chicken Eggs (2) Typical Breakfast Typical Lunch Typical Dinner A Day's Meals (Total For One Person)

61 Gallons 6 Gallons 6 Gallons 3 Gallons 16 Gallons 51 Gallons 90 Gallons 22 Gallons 100 Gallons 15 Gallons 36 Gallons 12 Gallons 92 Gallons 8 Gallons 65 Gallons 10 Gallons 2,607 Gallons 1,303 Gallons 408 Gallons 408 Gallons 136 Gallons 209 Gallons 1,427 Gallons 2,897 Gallons 4,533 Gallons

Annual Fall Community-Wide Yard Sales September 19, 2009

2009 Marching Band

LAUNCH OF A NEW WEBSITE FOR ASHLAND Beginning soon, there will be a new website containing pictures of each yearbook, (covers and senior pictures), of each graduating year. In this site, we do have a few years missing; 1953-1955, and 1993 to the present. This site will be a work in progress, so check back often to watch the site grow. Also included on this site will be A-C Central’s yearbooks. If anyone has any questions, feel free to email us at (Donations can be made at Printers Ink office to off-set any costs incurred for this project. Please specify donations to either “Ashland Scoop”, or “Ashland High School” Thank you, and hope you enjoy the site!

Aug. 22 Chandlerville Burgoo - 10:00 Sep. 18 Rushville Smiles Day Parade - 10:30 Sep. 19 Petersburg Harvest Festival - 10:00 Sep. 26 Beardstown Fall Festival - 10:00 Oct. 3 Barry Apple Festival - 1:00 Oct. 10 —TBA— Oct. 17 U of I - All Day Oct. 24 MacMurray Homecoming - 10:00


Front row kneeling: Austin Andrews, Xavier Rogers, Brandon Eskew, Blake Barnett, Dalton Johnston, Timothy Shade, and Mason Young. Second row standing: Kane Landon, Morgan Greenhalgh, Blake Mowry, Eric Savage, Tyler Harrel, and Quin Allen. Third row standing: Dallas Berry, Ty Kesselring, Ethan Carlock, Jacob Barla, Jacob Shelby, Hayden Moore, Trent Horney, and Cody Kemp. SCHEDULE: ISD (H) - To Be Announced Northwestern (A-Palmyra) - 26 AUG, Wednesday 6:00 pm Winchester (H) - 29 AUG, Saturday 10:00 am Pittsfield (H) - 9 SEP, Wednesday 7:00 pm Pleasant Hill (A) - 12 SEP, Saturday 6:00 pm Triopia (A) - 16 SEP, Wednesday 6:00 pm North Greene (H) - 19 SEP, Saturday 10:00 am Carrollton (A) - To Be Announced League Tournament - 10 OCT, Saturday Time TBA

TEASE HAIR SALON 116 N Yates - Ashland, IL 62612 - Tammy Eskew, Owner

$5.00 off all perms & color Seniors receive 15% Off All Perms & Haircuts, ALWAYS! Bridget Bell - Stylist (217) 381-8538

Hours: Tuesday: 9am - 4pm Wednesday: 9am - 7pm Thursday: 9am - 7pm Friday: 9am - 4pm Saturday: 10am - 3pm

I would like to take an opportunity to say thanks to all of the wonderful people of Ashland and the surrounding communities who have welcomed me to the neighborhood and have supported my restaurant, Uncle Tykie’s Down Home Grill From the bottom of my heart, I thank you all! With Warm Regard and Thanks, Uncle Tykie

NEW Daily Specials

Present This Coupon To Receive 10% Off Total Check Present This Coupon And Get A Free Drink With Any Lunch Or Dinner Special. Frequent Diners Card Present this card every time you come in and earn a free meal up to $9.95

Monday All you can eat Spaghetti with garlic bread and served with a side salad. $7.95 Tuesday Meatloaf, this is a huge portion and is served with garlic mashed potatoes and our Daily Vegetable. $6.95 Wednesday Chicken Gizzard and/or Livers, served with mashed potatoes w/gravy and our Daily Vegetable. $6.95 Thursday Fried Chicken Dinner, served with mashed potatoes w/gravy and our Daily Vegetable. $7.95 Friday Whole Catfish or Buffalo dinner, served with bread onion, Coleslaw and Baked Beans. $6.95 Saturday Steak Night, a Prime cut 14oz. NY Strip, served with your choice of 2 sides. $16.95 Sunday Italian Beef Sandwich, served with Fries. $6.25

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September 2009 - Ashland Scoop  

September 2009 Edition of the Ashland Scoop - Ashland, Illinois

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