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The Scoop Newsletter

June 2013 Volume 7 - Issue 06


UPCOMING EVENTS Virginia BBQ June 7-9 Ashland Community Days June 13 - 15 Sangamon County Fair June 19 - 23

MISS SUMMER DAYS PAGEANT GIFT BAGS DONATIONS… If anyone would like to donate items for the gift bags for the Miss Summer Days Pageant contestants and/or the Queen and 1st Runner Up prizes, please call or text Missy Eskew at 652-6127. 408 West Washington St. Ashland, IL

ASHLAND SUMMER DAYS PARADE 2013 “SUMMER DAYS GOES RED, WHITE & BLUE” JUNE 15, @ 10:00 AM EVERYONE COME ON OUT IN YOUR RED, WHITE & BLUE AND PARTICIPATE IN THE PARADE 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD PLACE PRIZES WILL BE GIVEN IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: - FLOATS - BICYCLES - PETS Judging will be done during parade line-up and will be announced suring the Parade. To participate, register by 9:30 at the corner of Editor and Church Streets If you have questions, call Nancy at 476-3764

Reduced to $139,900 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 soldby-


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 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 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


Peter Cartwright United Methodist Church

Jun 22 - Richland Creek Baptist

The Peter Cartwright United Methodist Women are having a bake sale at the Cartwright Community Center in Pleasant Plains on June 8, 2013 from 8 am to 1 pm. We will have fresh baked cinnamon rolls, and coffe. We also will have hot dogs for sale. There will be some garage sale items to check out also.

JUNE BIRTHDAYS 1 - Chenoa Butler 2 - Eleanor Cosner 6 - Jacquline Jolly 6 - David Patrick Manswoki 7 - Krista Lueck 7 - Denny DeGroot ) 9 - Glenda Schelyhan 12 - Johanna Betters 13 - Ron"Hoagy" Hoagland 15 - Darren DeGroot

17 - Joanna Nicole Jolly 19 - Dorothy Newell 19 - Diane Newell 22 - Mary Gardner 26 - Alice Kern 26 - Eunice Watkins 26 - Kenny Walters 27 - Mary (Heather) Kenny 28 - Andrew Patrick Davin

Smith Chiropractic Clinic Dr. Kathie G. Smith JUNE ANNIVERSARIES 9 - Jeff & Lana Pfaffe 10 - Elliot & Joette Thornley 13 - Colin & Alicia Arthalony 19 - Bob & Nancy Heather 19 - Rev. Wayne & Linda Mollohan 26 - Shannon & Missy Eskew

111 North Hardin Ashland, IL 62612 (217)476-3547 Office Hours by Appointment Monday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Congratulations to Terry Blakeman, Fadra Birdsell and Kelly Sutphin-Gutmann on your recent elections and to Phyllis Sutphin, Greg Pettit and Dave Troxell on your appointed positions. Thank you to those that serve our community in big and small ways. The annual appropriation ordinance is available for inspection at the Municipal Building. PDC Area Disposal has a program to aid in recycling efforts. The service would be curbside at residences. There is an additional fee of $2.00 a month that would be added to trash pick-up bills. Residents that sign up for recycling would have a recycling can at their home and it would be emptied twice a month. Before making this decision, the Village Trustees would like feedback from residents. Please contact any of the Trustees listed below or call the Village office with your feelings on this matter. Thank you to Bob and Phyllis Sutphin for their work on the entrance signs to the Village. 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

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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

The 4th of July will soon be here and the Pleasant Plains Community Club is gearing up for another Snap, Crackle, Pop fireworks extravaganza. From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence from Great Britain with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. We should all celebrate the freedoms America offers us and never take them for granted. Mark the 4th of July on your calendar and come view the beautiful display to celebrate America’s birthday. Bring lawn chairs to the Pleasant Plains High School and settled in for a wonderful evening lighting up the sky with beautiful colors beginning at dusk. There will be food and drink beginning at 5:30 pm. Ribeyes and hot dogs. Drinks and etc. If you would like to help defray the cost of this yearly celebration, please send any amount of monetary donation to Pleasant Plains Community Club, PO Box 385, Pleasant Plains, Il. 62677. See you July 4th!!!!!!!!! Thanking you in advance for your support. TECUMSAY JOMO ROBERTS, SR Ashland, IL - Tecumsay Jomo Roberts, Sr., 89, of Ashland, died at 2:55 pm, Monday, May 6, 2013 at St. John's Hospice. He was born November 26, 1923 in Liberia to Sandy and Gbene Zoedch Roberts. He married Nettie Elizabeth Williams on November 27, 1946 and she survives. Also surviving are four daughters Marian (Charles) Woelfel of Winston-Salem, NC, Elsie Lancaster of Silver Springs, MD, Gifty (Roosevelt) Smith of Flora, IL and Yarvo Roberts of Ashland; two sons, T. Markous (Teresa) Roberts of Atlanta and Sandy Roberts of Liberia; twenty nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, one son, Tecumsay J. Roberts, Jr. and one granddaughter, Nettie Roberts. Mr. Roberts was a member of Ashland United Methodist Church. He was a Master Mason. He enjoyed history and keeping up with the news and spending time with friends. Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ashland United Methodist Church Food Pantry.


STATE SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS Three students from A-C Central Jr. High participated in the State Science Fair on Saturday, May 4th. Hannah Ratliff and Destinee Jones received a Silver rating on their project. Congratulations to all!!! The sponsor is Dena Leinberger. EVELYN R. RESIDE SPRIINGFIELD, IL - Evelyn R. Reside, 82, of Springfield, passed away at 1:01 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2013, at St. John's Hospital. Evelyn was born January 6, 1931, in rural Ashland, IL, the daughter of Julia M. Jones and Clinton Jones. She married Donald Reside on November 23, 1950, at Ashland Baptist Church. He died April 28, 2012. Evelyn graduated from Ashland High School. She was a homemaker and later owned Eveyln's Bridal Shoppe. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. Evelyn was a member of West Side Christian Church and the Beau Knot Class. She enjoyed traveling, camping, painting, crafts and especially spending time with her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Evelyn is survived by four sons: Dennis (Kathie) Reside of Madison, AL, Brad (Karen) Reside of Bloomington, IL, Randall (Kim) Reside of Springfield, IL, and Gary (Cecelia) Reside of Paducah, KY. Evelyn has eleven grandchildren: Doug (Marilyn) Reside, John (Jackie) Reside, Rebecca Reside, Alison Reside, Andrea Reside, Eric Reside, Alex (fiancĂŠe, Emily Maskey) Reside, Hanna Reside, Aaron Reside, Nicholas Reside and Rachel (Christian) Rea; and two greatgrandchildren, Joshua and Abigail Reside. Evelyn is survived by a brother, Cecil Jones, of Springfield. She also has many nieces and nephews. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Elza Jones; and sister, Christine Douglass.

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:

Amity Nail Spa 116 N. Yates Ashland, IL Phone: 217-415-0558 Lana J. Pfaffe, Nail Technician

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

THANK YOU… A sincere thank you to our family and many friends for your donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society walk in Springfield, Il. We turned in over $5000 on May 5, 2013. If you care to donate up till June 30, 2013, please contact Dorothy Newell at PO Box 42, Ashland, Il 62612 or Diane Newell at the same address You are all so appreciated. - Dorothy and Diane THANK YOU…. The Family of Mable Newton extend our thanks for the prayers during her illness and at the time of her death. We were very blessed to have her with us for 102 years. Thanks again for your presence at the visitation and the funeral service. It was very much appreciated. -Bob and Jean Briggs THANK YOU….. Many thanks to everyone for their prayers, cards, and concerns while I was in the hospital and at Walker Nursing Home. A special thanks to my family for all they have done and continue to do for me. - Mary Gardner AMERICAN LEGION POST 498... Meets monthly at 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Monday at the Firehouse.

ASHLAND VFW POST 3546… Meets monthly at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Monday at the Firehouse. SENIOR SAINTS WILL MEET… The Senior Saints will meet Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Petersburg, Illinois at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church at 5:00 pm. Meat, drink and table service will be furnished by Cline’s and Frieche’s. Please bring a dish to share. ANTIQUE TRACTOR CRUISE…… The American legion and VFW antique tractor cruise and poker run will be on Saturday June 15, 2013.

BBC Lawn Company For all your spring clean up, lawn mowing, and trimming needs in Ashland, contact Brock Pettit at (217) 370-6968. Prentice Farmers Elevator


2303 Elevator Avenue Ashland, IL 62612

Ashland, IL 62612

217.476.3516 or 1.800.255.8659


Tuesday – Friday: 7:30 am – 1:00pm Closed: Saturday, Sunday & Monday

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



James R. Blakeman, Manager 4 locations to serve you: Prentice, Philadelphia, Strawns Crossing, and Tallula.

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

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608 W. Franklin Ashland, IL 62612

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

Awarding of Diploma to Timothy Parsons-Heather by Chancellor Susan J. Koch Master of Arts Degree Media Culture and Public Leadership University of Illinois Springfield 2013 Commencement Ceremony Prairie Capital Convention Center May 11, 2013

The Cass County Historical and Genealogical Society will have their annual meeting on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 109 S. Front St., Virgina at 2 p.m. The program will be given by Ralph Irish who works with many different kinds of gourds. He makes musical instruments, rattles, bowls, baskets and many more different items. He has been featured on the PBS program Illinois Stories. This is open to the public, need not be a member to attend. We will have a free will offering and some good refreshments. See you there!

Parsons-Heather Awarded Third Master’s Degree SPRINGFIELD, ILL – Ashland native Timothy Parsons-Heather graduated May 11, 2013 with his third Master's degree from the University of Illinois during commencement ceremonies at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield. He earned the degree of Master of Arts in Cultural Media and Public Leadership with a 4.0 grade point average through the Liberal and Integrative Studies Program at the UIS College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He holds two additional Master's degrees in Public Administration and Communication. His third Master's degree examines the effects of media culture and 21st century globalization on U.S. bureaucracy and government. He completed research in leadership messaging dynamics, the westernization of the People's Republic of China, ethical and stylistic media models, integration theory, and the effects of multiculturalism on global communication patterns, social identity and public sector delivery systems. Timothy served from 1977 until 1991 as executive director of the Housing Authority of Cass County, Illinois. He is an Ashland High School graduate and son of the late Thomas and Alta Parsons Heather of Ashland.

6/18 PP Historical Society Meeting 7:00 p.m. 7/16 PP Historical Society Meeting 7:00 p.m. 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

Church Attendance by Edward J. Moretto, Minister, Berea Christian Church Is church attendance up or down? Google that question and you'll find over 15,000,000 "hits" on the subject. (At least I did.) Now stop for just a minute or two and let me indulge in what some might call a tangent. In last month's issue of the SCOOP, John Sheppard's very timely article entitled "Why Church?," asked the question "If Jesus was the guest speaker at Church this weekend, would we attend?" That's very interesting, and John is correct when he calls our attention to the fact that Jesus is always there when we are. He cites the Scripture passage from Matthew 18:20. "For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst." (NASB) Having been offered this segue, I cannot turn it down. So, allow me first to offer my answer to John's question. NO! In His day Jesus preached in the villages, on the hillsides of Galilee and Judea, and in their synagogues. Out of curiosity and in anticipation of the expected Messiah, people availed themselves of the opportunity to hear any speaker who it appeared could offer them hope of deliverance from the Roman yoke. Some thought Jesus was that military leader. And, after He had fed the five thousand and then the four thousand, they came to Him in droves. Why? Their expectations were high but listen to Jesus' words to them in John 6:26. "Truly, truly I say to you, you seek Me not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled." (NASB) He tells them not to seek the physical bread, but to strive for the spiritual. Later, in John 6:48, Jesus will tell them, "I am the bread of life." At the end of this discourse (called "the bread of life discourse"), John tells us, "As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore." (John 6:66, NASB) And so it is today, many who called themselves His disciples (students, learners), searching for "what's in it for me," have left the assembly of Christians which we call "church," and are looking for fulfillment elsewhere. It comes as no surprise, to the one courageous enough to admit the obvious, that we are a society of "takers" instead of "givers." Maybe we always have been. (See John 6:26 again.) As a result, society follows the leader, at all political and social levels, who promises something tangible for nothing. How sad that they have either never heard the words of Paul in Ephesians 2:8-9, or have simply ignored them. (Look this one up. It'll stay with you longer.) Then there's another segue from Jesus in Matthew 24:12 (NASB): "Because lawlessness is increased, the love of many will grow cold." Thanks for the question, John.

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Ada McCombs White Scholarship 2013 The Ada McCombs Teaching Scholarship was established by family and friends in 2000 to provide yearly funds for students majoring in education.

Ashland High School Class of 1966 With most of the graduates of this class turning 65 years young this year we are planning a 65th Birthday Bash the weekend of June 8th & 9th. On June 8th we will gather at the Jacksonville VFW at 5:30 for happy hour and a delicious meal served to all graduates and their guests at 6:30. A DJ will be playing music from the 60’s era thru out the evening. On June 9th we will be returning to our “Roots” at the Yatesville School House at 12 noon for a luncheon and more reminiscing of the good old days. We remember & cherish our memories of square dancing to Zillion Brothers & the Grand March. Please feel free – friends, former teachers, and other graduates to join us either June 8th at the VFW after 7:30 or June 9th at Yatesville for visiting, fun, & reminiscing. Any questions call Sandy Keltner Hayes at 371-2040—Lynn Dietz at 883-3577 or Sharon Johnson at 899-2531


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A-C Central 8th Grade Graduates Chenoa Butler Kirby Cowman Jared Curry Bailie Devlin Hallie Greer JayCee Harris Adam Hoffman Zachary Kays Erin Kelly Emily Koch Samantha Koehler Quinlan Mahoney Samantha May Richard Miller

Jessie Millner Lane Newell Serena Nicholas Brandon Pena Emily Peters Jordan Reek Hezekiah Richmond Kaleb Rynders Samuel Thornley Takoda Tribbett Christian Warden Alexa Waters Philip Wessel

A-C Central High School Graduates Levi Atterberry Courtney Bedtka Bradley Birdsell Ross Cloninger Dylan Conover J.T. Crowhurst Daerial DeGroot Valerie Escudero Stacey Eskew Hailey Feigl Zach Fields Lisa Jennings Will Keeney

April Leinberger Jalen Leinberger Jessica Miller Jonathan Newell Sicely Nicholas Joseph Petefish Lauren Pfaffe Joseph Ratliff Tayler Ruppel Carmen Savage Luke Sinclair Lane Wegs

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