August 2014 The Scoop Newsletter Volume 8 - Issue 8 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 PRINTERS INK AT 217-476-3764, OR GIVE THEM TO NANCE BRYANT, LINDA DEVLIN, CYNTHIA GUTMANN, BOB HEATHER, OR LIZ WALLBAUM. ITEMS CAN ALSO BE E-MAILED 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
536 N. Clay, Ashland, IL - $129,999
Inviting 3BR 2BA 18 yr old ranch on a quiet street. Step into the spacious living room with gas fireplace and newer laminate flooring. Bright kitchen with ceramic tile & a sliding glass door onto the large back deck. Huge walk-in closets in two of the bedrooms with a lot of extra storage space. New furnace 11/4/2009 & Water Heater 01/25/2007. Beautiful French doors leading from the master bedroom to the back deck. Call for your showing today! OPEN HOUSE 8/10/2014 from 1:00-2:30.
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501 South Charles Street, Ashland- $118,000
Pride of ownership is excellent in this ranch! Updates include new furnace/ ac, new flooring throughout, updated baths and kitchen, nice sunroom is a plus and much more! Must see! Move right in! Call Kendra for a showing.
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2014 Cass County Queen Fair Pageant 1st Runner-Up Shelbi Thornley, Queen Audrey Brauer 2nd Runner-Up Lauren Pfaffe. Congratulations, Ladies!
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CHURCH DIRECTORY BEREA CHRISTIAN CHURCH ST. AUGUSTINE CHURCH Minister Edward J.Moretto Father Chris Brey 476.8856 email@example.com Ashland Sunday Mass - 9:00 am www.bereachristianchurch.com Beardstown Sunday Mass - 11:00 am Sunday Christian Education Hour - 9:30 pm Sunday (Spanish) - 12:30 pm Sunday Worship - 10:30 am Virginia Saturday - 5:00 pm Wednesday Eve. Prayer Mtg. - 7:00 pm UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Pam Hoffman 476.8858 We’re Open On Sunday!! www.ashlandunitedmethodist.com CHURCH OF CHRIST Sunday Worship - 8:45 am Minister Jimmy Coyle Sunday School - 10:00 am Sunday School - 9:00 am NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH, s.b.c. Sunday Worship - 10:00 am Pastor Darin Peterson FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Ph. 815-355-2083 Pastor David L. McHenry 476.3678 www.newbeginningschristianfellowship.net Sunday School - 9:30 am Sunday School for all ages Sunday Worship - 10:30 am @ 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
CALLING ALL REDNECKS! The Robertson Family from Duck Dynasty invites you to attend Willie’s Redneck Rodeo Lassoing Five Values from the Parable of Jesus
New Beginnings Christian Fellowship E. Washington, Ashland, IL August 3-7, 2014 6:15 - 8:30pm for Children ages 4-12 For more information, contact: Gloria Rhoads at 320-9685
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ADVENTURE CLUB Annual Cookout First Christian Church Cafeteria September 13, 2014
Call for a pedicure Appointment TODAY!!
Dinner will be at 5:30pm, with entertainment to follow. No charge for the cookout, but would appreciate everyone calling to make reservations.
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Marguerite Hager 1923 - 2014 Marguerite Hager, 91, of Sherman, formerly of Tallula, passed away on Saturday, July 12, at Memorial Medical Center.
Gilbert Mowry 1916 - 2014 Gilbert Mowry, 98, of Virginia and formerly of Ashland died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Walker Nursing Home in Virginia.
He was born April 6, 1916 in Pleasant Plains, the son of Walter X. and Clara Etta Gardner Mowry. The family received guests on Thursday, July 17, at Sher- He married Mary Jane Richards on September 3, man United Methodist Church, 2336 E Andrew Rd., Sher- 1939 in St. Charles, MO and she preceded him in death on July 27, 1997. man, IL 62684, from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10 a.m. Burial followed at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The Rev. Craig Sweet officiated the service. Those who wish to may leave memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association. Please share in Marguerite’s online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com.
Wilma Frances Dalton Bast 1926 - 2014
Wilma Frances Dalton Bast (neé Plunkett), 88, of Cottage Grove, Minn., passed away peacefully on June 29 in Hastings, Minn., surrounded by her loving family. The family wishes to thank the wonderful people who gave such wonderful care for Wilma in her time of need at the Augustana Health Care Center of Hastings, Minn. A private, family life celebration will be held at her daughter Fran’s home in Marengo, Ill. The date to be announced.
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He is survived by a son, Ronald Mowry (wife, Mary Ann) of Ashland; a daughter, Mary Louise Crouch of Jacksonville; two grandsons; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Lee Mowry, and three sisters, Emma Rust, Ethel Boner, and Mary Alice McMillan. Gilbert farmed for over 30 years and later worked for Hagen Plumbing and Heating. He retired from the maintenance department of the Village of Ashland. He was a member of the Pleasant Plains Church of Christ. Funeral services were held 11:00 am Tuesday at Pleasant Plains Church of Christ with burial at Pleasant Plains Cemetery. The family met friends at the church from 10:00 am Tuesday until the time of services. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Pleasant Plains Church of Christ. The Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Ashland is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.buchanancody.com.
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James R. Blakeman, Manager 4 locations to serve you: Prentice, Philadelphia, Strawns Crossing, and Tallula.
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Your Annual Water Quality Report is now available at http://www.ilrwa.org/CCR/Ashland.pdf This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water. To speak to someone about this report or to have a copy of it mailed to you, please call (217) 476-3317. Spring brush pick-up has been completed. Please be aware that no unauthorized ATV’s can be driven on the streets of the Village. As a reminder to dog owners, please pick up the droppings, especially those in the parks. Not cleaning up after your pet is in violation of Village Ordinances and can result in a fine. The building formerly known as “Extra Innings” was purchased by Donnie Gorbett and he is in the process of rehabilitating it and will then be offering it for lease. If you are interested in leasing the building, please call Mr. Gorbett at 217-306-6929. Please make sure your home has a house number that is visible from the road. 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 Maintenance Fee Minimum monthly charge
Sewer $10.45 $ 4.40
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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 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. SENIOR SAINTS MEET… Senior Saints will meet at the Dairy Queen in Petersburg for their meeting on August 24th @ 5:00pm. Meet at Ashland Baptist Church @ 5:00pm if you need transportation. Call Linda Spradlin @ 475-3927 to make reservations. FALL CITY-WIDE YARD SALE… Ashland’s Fall City-Wide Yard sale will be September 20, 2014. LADIES PRAYER BREAKFAST… The Ladies Prayer Breakfast will be Saturday, September 6th at 9-00 am. We will meet at St. Augustine Hall.
AUGUST ANNIVERSARIES 1 - Royce & Sue Kesselrring 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
Piano Lessons & Private Tutoring Still Available Call Deb Gruen @ 741-1112 Join the Ashland Woman’s Club Upcoming programs for the 2014-2015 year: September 2 – The Vintage Pinney – new store in town October 7 – Governor Tanner – Jim Atwood November 4 – Harvest Noon Luncheon – reservations required December 2 – A-C Central Band Students May 5 – Spring Noon Luncheon – reservations required Other monthly programs for February, March, and April, 2015 to be determined. 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 and supports many local organizations and charities. Please contact Judy Mills (4763469) or Eleanor Cosner (452-3409) regarding membership. The ladies play bridge and pinochle throughout the year. The bridge players meet on the 3rd Tuesday and the 4th Monday of each month, September to April, 10:30 a.m., Ashland United Methodist Church basement, contact Lucile Johnson 476-3503. The pinochle players meet at various times during the day and evenings, contact Cynthia Gutmann 476-8817. COME JOIN US – BRIDGE & PINOCHLE PLAYERS & SUBSTITUTES 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
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Blessings in a backpack is a results-orientated program, designed to feed elementary school children whose families qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal program, and have little or no food on the weekends. Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior, improved health and increased attendance have all been attributed to the success of this program. $80 feeds an American school child in the program for an entire 38 week school year. A passionate volunteer elects to start the Blessings in a Backpack program in a local school. S/he fundraises to support the number of children in the program and partners with a near by grocery. Blessings in a Backpack donates the backpacks for the program, so 100% of the money raised by the program coordinator goes directly to food purchased for the backpacks. Every Friday, students receive their backpacks with staples that require little to no preparation. They return with their backpacks on Monday ready to learn. Blessings in a Backpack experienced explosive growth during 2012. As of September 1, 2012, we are feeding nearly 62,000 children throughout the United States and in three countries. The organization could not have achieved this milestone without our tireless volunteers, dedicated school personnel, or valued public, corporate, athletic, and celebrity sponsors. We hope that we can continue to grow into 2013 and beyond. Together, we are Feeding the Future of America, one school at a time. ADOPT A CHILD IN THE AC CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR $80.00 A Year, $2.10 PER WEEK! ANY DONATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED! ALL MONEY RAISED STAYS IN COMMUNITY. SUPPORTED BY AREA CHURCHES! NAME: / ADDRESS: / DONATION: MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK OR GO ON-LINE AT: blessingsinabackpack.org, charge card is acceptable. Be sure to check: AC Central Elementary. Send checks to Kendra Swain @ 2048 Wheeler road, Alexander, IL. 62601 or call 217-248-5665
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At the recent passing of longtime Ashland resident, Nancy Heather, memorials were donated by friends and family to the Prairie Skies Public Library District. Nancy was an avid reader and visited the library often. The pictured items were chosen by the family and purchased in memory of Nancy. Shown are 2 childrenâ€™s bean bag chairs, an Elephant named Emerson, a cow named Chloe, and a modular lounge chair with a tablet arm for books or e-readers. Thank you to everyone for the donations and please stop in at the library anytime. Thank you for being our faithful patrons. Upcoming Wedding
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Benivia Lee Forester and Patrick Allen Sapp, together with their families, are pleased to announce their upcoming marriage. Benivia is the daughter of Edward and Sammie McClellan of Jacksonville, Florida. She is a Navy Veteran, a cancer survivor and the proud mother of Imani, her daughter who is headed to Florence, Italy with Syracuse University as a first year college student. Patrick is the son of Patty and Dean Smith of Ashland, IL and Kenneth Sapp of Jacksonville, IL. He has lived in Jacksonville, Florida since 2004 and has been employed at Availity, LLC for the past 10 years. Benivia and Patrick will exchange their vows on Saturday, August 9, 2014 in the Historic Riverside Park in Jacksonville, Florida. They have been friends for almost 10 years and because of their friendship and commitment to love and respect one another, there couldn't be a better union.
Below is the annual “State of the School” for A-C Central which highlights the major accomplishments of the school, its staff and students for the 2013-14 school year. State of the School 2013-14 CURRICULUM Several Novels purchased to update the MS and HS English material Science Fusion Curriculum in MS funded by Cargill Grant MAP testing implemented for tracking student achievement New Long Range Strategic Plan Developed and Adopted Offered Korean in the Foreign Language dept. FINANCES Interest from QZAB saved taxpayers $82,000 $125,000 Revenue in County Sales Tax to abate bonds 2 maintenance grants received totaling $41,500 (Chandlerville Bleachers, Doors and Rest Rooms) Moved to HPS for our Cafeteria purchases for lower cost Will own buses to end/lower lease payments and transportation costs TECHNOLOGY Built a new Server room Installed a new Server Improved internet reliability Purchased a new Promethean board for elementary through a Foundation donation and grant. Moved to TeacherEase Student Management System allowing better parent communication COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT After School Programs in both Chandlerville and Ashland Developed a new Long Range Strategic Plan with a Teacher/Board/Administrator/Community committee FACULTY/STUDENT INITIATIVES Elementary Jump Rope for Heart raised over $4000 for Heart Association & Physical Education Department MS Math-A-Thon raised a record $2800 for St. Jude Research Hospital Jenna Kesselring won 3rd place in the Young Author's Writing Talent Award Contest sponsored by the ROE Cass County Soil and Water Essay Contest Winners: 3rd Place: Skylar Arthalony, 2nd Place: Allison Roberts, 1st Place: Maggie Merwin Overall Cass County Winner: Maggie Merwin Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Poster/Prose Contest: Top 50 Poetry/Prose: JT Donnan, Maggie Merwin Regional Science Fair Winners: 1st Place: Lexi Carlock and Grace Sinclair Outstanding: Cheyenne Kesselring; Ally Simmons; Emma Kesselring and Izeyar Lincoln; Hannah Ratliff and Destinee Jones Outstanding Project in Consumer Science: Hannah Ratliff and Destinee Jones; Lexi Carlock and Grace Sinclair Top 10 Jr. High School Project: Cheyenne Kesselring One gold and one silver rating at the IJAS State Science Exposition. State Science Fair: Silver Award: Hannah Ratliff and Destinee Jones; Ally Simmons Gold Award: Lexi Carlock and Grace Sinclair; Emma Kesselring and Izeyar Lincoln; Cheyenne Kesselring Our HS Scholastic Bowl took 2nd in Regionals JH Student Council named Honor Council for Illinois Our ISAT and PSAE scores were well above the West Central area averages. A-C Staff donated $ for various charities during jean days Rushville Smiles Day – Band 2nd Beardstown Fall Fun Festival – Grand Champion – Dian Hoagland Memorial DM award Barry Apple Festival – Band – 1st, DM, 1st – Percussion – 1st, Guard – 1st Barry Apple Festival – Drumline Competition – 1st IC Homecoming – Grand Champion Quincy October Festival – Gold Medal Musicianship, Band – 1st. Guard -1st Pinkneyville Mardis Gras – Band- 1st, DM – 1st. Guard – 1st, Percussion – 1st Bradley Honor Band – 3 students participated IMEA All District – 4 HS students selected, 3 JH students selected IMEA All State – 3 students selected IESA Organizational contest – Band Division 1 – Best of Day Award IHSA Solo Ensemble contest – 4- II, 8 - I IHSA Organizational contest – Band Division I – Superior Cass County Solo Ensemble Contest – 35 – I, 3 – II Senior Class eligible for over $830,000 in scholarship money. FACILITIES Repairing the Chandlerville Bleachers Repairing the Chandlerville Rest Rooms Replacing Doors in Chandlerville Pursuing a grant to replace the Chandlerville Gym Lighting