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The Scoop Newsletter

August 2013 Volume 7 - Issue 08


408 West Washington St. Ashland, IL


Reduced to $119,900


Spacious brick ranch with 3BR 1.5BA in a small town environment. This home offers large closets throughout, 2.5 car attached garage that is heated with lots of storage cabinets, 2 gas fireplaces, large kitchen with tiled floor, a huge cedar coat closet, & screened in back porch. Partially fenced back yard with patio area is great for entertaining. Boiler was replaced in `04. Outbuilding and all appliances stay. Dawn Stremsterfer Realtor®, Broker Associate Office: 217-787-7215 Direct: 217-741-1865 2475 West Monroe Springfield, IL 62704 (cell) 217-741-1865 soldbyPROFESSIONALS


WOW! Large home in the country to raise your family. Lots of improvements made over the years. A big plus is the geothermal heating throughout. Home has large rooms including a country kitchen with wood stove, large dining room/family room with a fire place, possible 4-5 bedrooms, 2 car detached garage on over an acre of land, rural water with 2 usable wells, 4 season room used for an eating room off kitchen. Call Kendra for a showing! $152,000 Kendra Swain Realtor Office: 217-245-9613 Direct: 217-248-5665 Home: 217-243-7183 Fax: 217-243-7183

Results Plus Inc. 1046 West Morton Jacksonville, IL 62650

A-C CENTRAL SCHOOL CALENDAR AUGUST 14 Board of Education regular meeting, 7pm - 10pm, Board Conference Room AUGUST 15th NO SCHOOL-Teachers' Institute AUGUST 16th NO SCHOOL-Teachers' Institute AUGUST 19th 1st Day of School for K-12

AUGUST 26th 1st Day of School for Pre-K Students

SEPTEMBER 2 NO SCHOOL - Labor Day SEPTEMBER 18 Board of Education regular meeting, 7pm - 10pm, Board Conference Room SEPTEMBER 20 Mid-Term for 1st Quarter-Early Dismissal 11:05/11:10 (Elementary), 11:30 (MS/HS)-SIP DAY

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 Jimmy Coyle 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 COMMUNITY ECUMENICAL BIBLE STUDY Tuesday Eve. Baptist Church Hall - 7 - 8:30 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. Pam Hoffman 476.8858 Sunday Worship - 8:45 am Sunday School - 10:00 am NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH, s.b.c. Pastor Darin Peterson Ph. 217-675-2124 Sunday School for all ages @ 9:15-10:15 am Worship Service @ 10:30 am YOUTH4TRUTH Monday evening @ 6:30 pm Saturday’s Men’s Prayer Breakfast @ 8:00 am

Marge L. Thompson 1929 - 2013 Marge L. Thompson, 84, of Litchfield, IL and formerly of Ashland, IL died Monday, July 22, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. She was born June 7, 1929 in Newmansville, IL, the daughter of Roy and Nellie Marcussen Conkey. She married Robert H. Thompson and he preceded her in death on August 12, 1985. She later married Raymond “Bud” Danenberger and he preceded her in death on October 18, 1996. She is survived by two granddaughters, Andrea Lee (husband, Brian) and Elizabeth Willhite (husband, Derek), all of Litchfield; three great grandchildren, Cameron Lee, Gabby Lee, and Grace Ballard, all of Litchfield; a brother, Robert Conkey of Phoenix, AZ; three sisters, Ruth Clasing of Peoria, Alice Reiser (husband, John) of Ashland, and Mary Adams of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews. Marge was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Ellen Wester; her son, Robert G. “Unk” Thompson; a sister, Patt Cline; and two brothers, Ray and John Conkey. Mrs. Thompson was a graduate of Ashland High School and retired after several years of employment with the Pehlman and Dold accounting firm in Springfield. She later returned to the workforce for several years to handle bookkeeping duties for Reynolds Service Station in Virginia. Through the years, she remained a devoted fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. At her request, cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services were held at11:00am Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Ashland with burial at Ashland Cemetery.

Construction work on the water diversion project is underway. Traffic from Route 125 will be re-routed onto Fremont Street. Please th obey the 30 mph speed limit and come to a complete stop at stop signs. School will be starting August 19 . Keep in mind that children will be walking to and from school. Yearly dog tag renewals are due on October 1, 2013 and will be $5.00 per dog. For those needing to register dogs for the first time, the cost is $7.50 per dog. If you are in possession of a stray dog, please call the county sheriff’s office (217/452-7718) and ask them to contact Jim Birdsell. If you see a street light out, call the Village office (217/476-3317) and we will contact Ameren CIPS for repair.

Water $27.50 $14.75 $ 1.05 $39.00

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

Sewer $10.45 $ 4.40

E-mail: Facebook: Village of Ashland

Village of Ashland Board Members & Staff:

Terry Blakeman, Mayor Jim Birdsell, Chief of Police Ron Cave, Public Works Director Phyllis Sutphin, Village Treasurer Vanessa Doellman, Village Clerk Kitty Mau, Deputy Clerk

Kelly Sutphin-Gutmann, Trustee Fadra Birdsell, Trustee Stan Fulton, Trustee Greg Pettit, Trustee Frank Wallace, Trustee Dave Troxell, Trustee

ASHLAND WOMAN'S CLUB The Prairie Skies Library sends a huge Thank You to Jim Parks and the WOMEN OF THE ASHLAND Prentice Farmers Elevator Co. for bringCOMMUNITY & SURROUNDING AREA ing a “Big Rig” to the Summer Reading Program. The children loved it! Are you bored? Are you looking for a little fun?

There will not be any children’s programming during the month of August, but we welcome your visit any time during normal business hours: Ashland Location Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm Pleasant Plains Location Mon, Wed, & Friday: 9am - 5am Tuesday and Thursday: 9am - 7pm Both locations are open Saturday: 9am to 12noon Sunday: Closed

Are you in need of some intellectual stimulation in your life? Join the Ashland Woman's Club The club meets the first Tuesday of every month (September to May), 1:30 p.m., First Baptist Church hall. A cultural program is followed by light refreshments. Membership is only $10 for the year. The club was organized in 1898, provides scholarships to area students and supports many local organizations and charities. The ladies play bridge and pinochle throughout the year. Some of the upcoming programs will be September 3 Fun in the Kitchen - Pampered Chef Demo & Fundraiser

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported me during the county and state pageants this October 1 The Tin Man - Graham Curtis past year. It was wonderful to have so much support from family, friends, and November 5 the community of Cass County. I would Harvest Luncheon - Noon - Reservations reespecially like quired to thank my December 3 family. I truly Winter Olympics appreciate all the support February 4 you have given Your Health - Cass County Public Health Edume along the cator & Nurse way! I couldn’t May 6 have done it Spring Luncheon - Noon - Reservations rewithout you! quired Sincerely, Fallon Devlin

The first meeting of the upcoming year will be September 3, 2013. Please plan to attend. Contact Judy Mills 476-3469 if you have questions.

Ashland Night August 2, 2013 at

MATT GREER President

Due to the weather, we have had to reschedule

Located at West Central Bank 400 East Buchanan, PO Box 467 Main: 217-476-3653 - Fax: 217-476-3342 Email:

Tickets that were sold will be good for that date Proceeds from this event will be donated to A-C Central PTO and A-C Central Post Prom Leaving Ashland will be providing music under the grandstands after the races 50/50 Drawing Raffle for a chance to wave the flag for a feature of your choice

Tickets $10 and all A-C Central students get in free w/school ID Tickets available at Printer’s Ink or contact Missy Eskew 652-6127 or Emily Wallbaum 415-4628




220 N. Yates - Ashland Office: 1-866-225-8126 Garrett Savage - Bob Savage Ron Ahlers - Salesman cell: (217)691-9631


**GIVE US A CALL** 108 W. Editor Street Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3354 Jeffrey A. Donnan - Kay Handy Ora Lee Campbell

Other Locations: 117 S. Front Street Virginia, IL 62691 217.452.7717 Kristen Arthalony 815 W. Clinton Rushville, IL 62681 217.322.6230 Kala Peacock

116 State Street Beardstown, IL 62618 217.323.3018 Debbie Jones 979 Clocktower Drive Springfield, IL 62704 217-726-9885 Stacey M. Hester

SR. SAINTS… ASHLAND VFW POST 3546… Sr. Saints will meet at Richland Creek Meets monthly at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Church on August 17th at 5:30pm. Bring Monday at the Firehouse. fixings to go with Fried Chicken. AMERICAN LEGION POST 498... Meets monthly at 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Monday at the Firehouse.

Smith Chiropractic Clinic Dr. Kathie G. Smith 111 North Hardin Ashland, IL 62612 (217)476-3547 BLACK & WHITE COPIES - 10 CENTS EACH COLOR COPIES - 30 CENTS EACH

Office Hours by Appointment Monday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Prentice Farmers Elevator


2303 Elevator Avenue Ashland, IL 62612

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.

Closed: August 29th and 30th

RPA Farmers Co-op Email us: RPAFARMERS@CASSCOMM.COM Richland 3090 Richland Elev. Rd. Pleasant Plains, IL 62677


Pleasant Plains


300 N. Washington Pleasant Plains, IL 62677

220 North Niagara Ashland, IL 62612



Dealers in Grain, Seed and Kent Feeds.

Norm Bryant Enterprises Distributor of Fine Quality Vacuums


Carpet Cleaning

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

Car Interior

608 W. Franklin Ashland, IL 62612

Library Trustee Needed

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS 1 - Betty Noel 1 - Bob Briggs 3 - Jean Briggs 4 - Steve Aggertt 6 - Shirley Edwards 11 - Bill Gardner

13 - Tom Votsmier 18 - Wendy Rhoads Prather 21 - Irene King 30 - Ada Virginia Bloomfield 30 - J.R. Blair 30 - Larry Dodds 31 - Kay Handy

Job Title: Library Trustee, a member of the governing Board of the Prairie Skies Public Library District. Prairie Skies Public Library District is a seven member board which currently has one vacancy to fill. Residency requirements: must live in either the Pleasant Plains School District or the old Ashland School District. (With the exception of property annexed to Capitol Township). Pay: the satisfaction of a job well done. Application process: Send a letter of interest, accompanied by why you wish to serve, to:

AUGUST ANNIVERSARIES 5 - Bill & Deb Gruen 7 - Dale & Donna Edge 10 - Paul & Wanda Williams 11 - Joe & Gloria Rhoads 12 - Bill & Mary Gardner 17 - Dale & Virginia Deihl 20 - Larry & Judy Dodds 23 - George & Margery Jokisch 31 - Jerry & Diane Nickel

Amity Nail Spa 116 N. Yates Ashland, IL Lana J. Pfaffe, Nail Technician It’s a Fabulous, Fun, Fantastic, Flip-Flop Summer at Amity Nail Spa. Get free nail art or a free pair of flip-flops with every pedicure! (while supplies last) Call for an appointment today! 217-415-0558

Prairie Skies Public Library District, 125 W. Editor, Ashland, IL. 62612. Depending upon the number of applicants, interviews will be conducted by the Board of Trustees at the next Board Meeting August 13, 2013, 6 PM held at 125 W. Editor, Ashland, IL .

ADVENTURE CLUB Circa “21” Dinner Playhouse “Menopause, the Musical Rock Island, Il Saturday July 13th Cost of trip is $99.00 A deposit of $49.50 is requested when you sign up.

A Full Service Bank 400 E. Buchanan St. P.O. Box 467 Ashland, IL 62612-0467 PH. 217.476.3325 FX. 217.476.3342

8/20 PP Historical Society Meeting 7:00 p.m. 9/17 PP Historical Society Meeting 7:00 p.m. 9/21 and 22 Fall Festival 10/12 and 13 Haunted House 10/19 and 20 Haunted House 10/26 and 27 Haunted House 11/19 PP Historical Society Meeting 7:00 p.m. 12/1 Wine Testing Event 12/7 Clayville Christmas

On 7/3/13 our 4yr old Lab, Abby was hit and killed right outside our home on Donnan Lane. The person responsible didn't even stop. My husband had just let her out, it was around 6:15am, and at 6:26am, he called me to tell me she was hit and killed. She was not in the road because there was no blood in the road, she was in the ditch outside our home. He never heard a vehicle screeching stop or anything. So our theory is the driver was not paying attention when she was hit. Her body was mutilated, and we want to know who is responsible because they owe our family an apology. It is inhumane for someone just leave without even checking on her. My husband and 6yr old son was there and we had to tell him his dog was dead. Our road is not a common, or a busy road, and we are the only house on the street, so it would not have been difficult for the person to know where to go to inform us of what had happened. Accidents are going to happen, but don't be a coward about it. Thanks Dawn and Joe Moffitt

The Ashland Alumni Association needs your help. We are looking for pictures, news clippings, memories, etc of your days at Ashland High School. (or if you have something from your parents, grandparents....we're going back to 1886!) You can email us at If you are unable to send it electronically (and are in the Ashland area), there will be a drop box at the Ashland branch of Prairie Skies Public Library. (Any items left in the drop box will be returned as long as it is clearly marked with your name and address.) You can also mail to us at PO Box 251, Ashland IL 62612


If you had pictures on display during the 125th celebration and haven’t picked them up, I now have the box of pictures. Please call 476-3508 if you wish to get them back. Thanks Nance Bryant

Happy Birthday In Heaven July 6th 1913 - 2013 Our Dad & Grandpa ….a special guy. We all remember, we don’t have to try.

New Construction Remodeling Gutters

Work hard, play fair, he did so well. This 100th Happy Birthday message we’re happy to tell. The family of Moulty Fulton

If you are interested in playing high school volleyball please contact WALLBAUM Coach Carrie Jo Donnan ASAP at DEVELOPMENT 217-481-0747 INC. or


Plumbing - Heating Air Conditioning Backhoe - Trenching

This is only for players that have not already been in touch with her. 115 W. Freemont St. We Do It All Phone: PO Box 136 In Just 1 Call! Reminder: a current physical must Ashland, (217)476-3595 IL 62612 Jim - Todd - Travis be on file with the school before the first official practice on August n Co. 14. There is a parent meeting at Gardner Constructio Porta on August 14th at 6:30 (for 2878 Panther Grove freshmen, first time athletes, and Road Ashland, IL 62612 new students) and 7:00 for everybody. Please plan to attend this Remodel Kitchen & Baths meeting. Please contact Coach Cell: 217-341-3415 Leave Message Replace Roof & Donnan with any questions. 217-476-8135 Room Additions

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July 15, 2013 Contact Person: Liz Heady Ph. # 217-626-1553 Email: Prairie Skies Public Library District would like to thank the following companies for their support of our summer reading progam “Have Book-Will Travel”. You can thank these local buisness’s by using their services and supporting them: Quaker Steak & Lube, Snap-on Roberts Tools, Inc., Reiser Construction Company, West Central Bank, Ruby Electric, Inc., West Central Insurance, Maurer Family Dental LLC, RPA Farmers Co-Op, Brandt, Pleasant Plains Womens Club, Allen’s Market, Casey’s General Store, Illini Propane, LLC, and Fred Hexter Jr. Memorial Trust. They provided great joy for the children who read more than 800 hours over six weeks of programing and had great fun in doing so. Thank you from the director, Robin Krone, staff and the over 400 children who participated in this year’s program, at Prairie Skies Public Library District. Prairie Skies Public Library District is located in the old Ashland School District and the Pleasant Plains School District (not including the recently annexed territory to Springfield.) We serve a population of 7,197. We have internet computers we provide to the public, free WIFI, movies, music cd’s, books on cd and MP3 players as well as books, newspapers and magazines. We have fax machines for public use as well as copy machines and printers. We provide an online card catalog where you can put books on hold, renew or update your information. We also provide E-books and audio books online for our patrons through Alliance Media Mall. It can all be found on our website at http://

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