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The Scoop Newsletter

March 2013 Volume 7 - Issue 03

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705 W. MAIN ST ASHLAND, IL $87,500 Nice home in small community! Newer addition includes large family room, third bedroom, laundry room and attached four car garage. Every man's dream! Newer furnace/ac, roof, hot water heater, carpet and fresh paint. Extra feature- extra lot comes with, 90x150! Call Kendra for showing! Kendra Swain Realtor Office: 217-245-9613 Direct: 217-248-5665 Home: 217-243-7183 Fax: 217-243-7183

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Character abounds in this unique 2BR 1BA home! Many nice features including; original hardwood floors, open living/dining/office area, covered front porch, several built in shelves & drawers, walk-up un-finished attic, and large landscaped back yard. Numerous updates; `10 water heater, `04 kitchen counters & cabinet fronts, some windows, `96 furnace, `12 A/C unit, and much more. Possible 3rd bedroom off of master. Dawn Stremsterfer Realtor®, Broker Associate

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Office: 217-787-7215 Direct: 217-741-1865


CHURCH DIRECTORY BEREA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Minister Edward J.Moretto bereacc@casscomm.com www.bereachristianchurch.com 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 www.ashlandunitedmethodist.com Sunday Worship - 8:45 am Sunday School - 10:00 am NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH, s.b.c. Pastor Terry Beauchamp www.newbeginningschristianfellowship.net 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

2013 LENTON SERVICE SCHEDULE “Where two or three come together in My name, I am there with them” - Matthew 18:20

Ladies Prayer Breakfast Schedule 2013 Mar. 2 Richland Creek Baptist Apr. 6 New Beginnings Fellowship May. 4 St. Augustine Catholic “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.

Marcia Masten (Richland Creek) 691-5469 Glenda Schleyhan (First Baptist) 476-8829 Becky King (New Beginnings) 891-3454 Betty Higgason (Church of Christ) 476-3824 Elaine Roth (St. Augustine Catholic) 476-3984

MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST SCHEDULE Mar 23 - Berea Christian Church Apr 27 - Ashland UMC May 25 - Ashland Church of Christ Jun 22 - Richland Creek Baptist

The following is the schedule for Sunday evening community worship during Lent. Services begin at 5pm and are followed by a light supper. MARCH 3 Pleasant Plains Church of Christ John Sheppard preaching MARCH 10 Ashland Church of Christ Robert Anderson preaching MARCH 17 Peter Cartright UMC David McHenry preaching MARCH 24 Ashland First Baptist Church Terry Beauchamp preaching MARCH 31 Easter Sunrise Service will be held at Richland Creek Baptist Church at 6:30 am with Ed Moretto preaching Breakfast will follow the service.

Ashland Community Days June 13, 14, & 15, 2013


The electrical aggregation process is well under way. Residents that have not opted out should notice the new rate on their Ameren bills shortly. For those that have a contract with another service provider and were not included in the aggregation, you can switch to First Energy and enjoy the savings once your contract ends by calling 866-636-3749. The rate is 4.194 cents per kilowatt hour. The Water Diversion project will begin soon. Traffic from 125 will be diverted through town via Fremont street. For those that walk dogs around town and in the parks, please clean up after them. 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: Ashland@casscomm.com Facebook: Village of Ashland

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 Terry Blakeman, Trustee Frank Wallace, Trustee Dan Cuba, Trustee


Cynthia J. Gutmann of Ashland celebrated her 85th birthday on February 7th. She was born in Murrayville, Illinois. She was married to John Gutmann, deceased. She has four children. John (Betty), Dick (Kelly), Nancy, and Randy (deceased), 6 grandchildren and 2 greatgrandchildren. Cynthia retired from the State of Illinois in 2005 after 23 years. She is a member of the Ashland United Methodist Church.

MARCH BIRTHDAYS 4 - Michelle Ann Davin Jolly 6 - Heather Watkins 9 - Tom Heather Jr. 10 - Diane Heather Boehme 17 - Jim Briggs 17 - Kathie Blair 18 - Sara (Dodds) Maybus

20 - Stan Fulton 20 - Sue Pschirrer 20 - Brock Mayes 21 - Jennifer Allen 23 - Jackson Allen 28 - Barb Blakeman 29 - Amber Millburg

“Thanks to all those who remembered me on my birthday. Special thanks to my family for a great time.” - Love you, Cynthia

MARCH ANNIVERSARIES 1 - Bob & Jean Briggs 6 - Edgar Jr. & Joyce Robinson 22 - Gailen & Monica Thornley 29 - Scott & Mickey Anderson

FARMERS Please help A-C Central receive a 10,000-25,000 Monsanto Grant. Go to the website http://www.americasfarmers.com/growruraleducation and submit the online nomination. We thank you for your efforts for us! Rebecca Canty A-C Central Superintendent

MATT GREER President

Located at West Central Bank 400 East Buchanan, PO Box 467 Main: 217-476-3653 - Fax: 217-476-3342 Email: matt.greer@ingfp.com

Illini

Propane LLC 220 N. Yates - Ashland Office: 1-866-225-8126

Darrin Smith Owner

16693 Newmansville Avenue Petersburg, Illinois 62675

Garrett Savage - Bob Savage Ron Ahlers - Salesman cell: (217)691-9631

**GIVE US A CALL** Ph: (217) 971-4571


ASHLAND WOMAN’S CLUB... The Woman’s Club will meet on Tuesday ,March 5th at 1:30 pm at the Baptist Church Hall. The program will be “Humming Birds Abound” by Mary Hedrick. Come, relax and enjoy the program along with the fellowship SENIOR SAINTS….. Senior Saints will meet Saturday March 9th at 6:00 pm in the Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. A cornbeef & cabbage St. Patrick’s Day meal will be served. The meal will be furnished but you are welcome to bring other dishes. Bring a picture of yourself as a child and prepare a story about your life and what brought you to Ashland. We would love to have new members. Everyone is welcome! Call for reservations by March 5th. Call Sue Pschirrer at 476-3824 or Linda Spradlin at 476-3927 ASHLAND AREA VETERAN POST CHILLI DINNER…….. The Ashland area Veteran Posts are planning a chilli dinner for the public to be held on April 9th. Serving will be from 10:30 am till 7:00 pm at the Baptist Church Fellowship Hall ANTIQUE TRACTOR CRUISE…… The American legion and VFW antique tractor cruise And poker run will be on Saturday June 15, 2013.

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. SOUP & SALAD BAR CANCELLED…. As of March 1, 2013 the Bread of Love will NO LONGER be having the evening soup & salad bar at the Baptist Church Fellowship Hall each month. Unfortunately, we have had to cut these services due to delay/lack of state & federal funding. Thanks. Billie Jo Cooper, Prairie Council on Aging Bread of Love/VMMP program Cooridinator. CITY WIDE YARD SALE…… The spring city wide yard sales will be on Saturday April 20, 2013. .

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

Dealers in Grain, Seed and Kent Feeds.

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Joyce Jeanette Carroll Kelly, 85, of Ashland, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Heritage Health in Jacksonville.

Colleen Ellen Morrow, 100, of Ashland, IL passed away Monday, January 28, 2013 at Walker Nursing Home in Virginia, IL.

Joyce was born Nov. 10, 1927, in Russell, Kan., the daughter of Glenn and Fern Crissman Carroll. She married Calvin K. Kelly on Sept. 16, 1948, in Plainfield, Iowa. Following 63 years of marriage, he preceded her in death Oct. 23, 2011.

She was born December 29, 1912 in Island Grove Township of Sangamon County, the daughter of Emmitt Walker and Eva Lena Huff Sudeth. She married Lewis T. Morrow on July 28, 1928 in St. Charles, MO and he preceded her in death on June 16, 1985. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Arlene Frances Morrow; a grandson, Chip Stevens; and twelve brothers and sisters.

She is survived by five children, Marcia L. Abeln (husband, Dennis) of Salisbury, Mo., Patsy C. Kelly (husband, Dr. Harvey Mack) of Jacksonville, Melanie J. Timmerman (husband, Kevin) of LaCrosse, Wis., Lana J. Pfaffe (husband, Jeffrey) of Ashland and Tim G. Kelly of Ashland; 12 grandchildren, Justin Locke (wife, Kendall) of Glasgow, Mo., Jeremy Locke of Salisbury, Mo., Jonathan Locke (wife, Jodie) of Macon, Mo., Shawn Kelly Mack and Patrick Kelly Mack, both of Jacksonville, Maura Timmerman of Tempe, Ariz., Kelly Timmerman of LaCrosse, Wis., Michael Copley (wife, Sarah) of Athens, Haley and Lauren Pfaffe, both of Ashland, and Grant and Erin Kelly, both of Ashland; five greatgrandchildren, Ainsley, Paisley, Rafe and Emma Locke and Wesley Copley; a niece, Michelle Carroll Hovermale of Shawnee, Kan.; and a nephew, Martin Todd Carroll of Strasburg, Va. She was preceded in death by her mother, Fern, when Joyce was only 18 months old; her father, Glenn; two stepmothers, Mary and Stella; her foster son, Adrian Goode; and a brother, Frederick Carroll. After attending business school, Joyce became an accredited medical transcriptionist. She transcribed medical records at Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville for 35 years. Joyce was an active member of her Ashland community and thrived when her large family came to the family home. She will always be remembered as a faithful wife to Calvin and a devoted mother and grandmother. At her request, cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services were held 10 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2013, at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship in Ashland, with committal services to follow at Yatesville Cemetery, west of Prentice. The family met with friends Friday at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship in Ashland. Memorial gifts are suggested to Passavant Hospital Chaplain's Assistance Fund, CassSchuyler Area Hospice, or Ashland Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry.

She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Jean Stevens (husband, Wayne) of Ashland; a granddaughter, Julia Ellen Jokisch (husband, Marshall) of Ashland; five great grandchildren, Whitney Jokisch of Ashland, Senior Airman Logan Jokisch stationed at Scott AFB, Kayla and Morgan Stevens of Athens, and Michelle Voudrie of Athens; two sisters, Eunice Watkins of Ashland and Sylvia Foster of Jacksonville; and many nieces and nephews. Colleen was a homemaker all of her life and loved being around her family members. She was a great cook, very talented with a crochet needle, and loved her vegetable and flower gardens. She loved to attend auctions at every opportunity. Colleen and her husband were charter members of the Yatesville Community Club and attended square dances every other Saturday. She was a member of Peter Cartwright United Methodist Church in Pleasant Plains. Funeral services were held 2:30 pm Friday, February 1, 2013 at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Ashland with burial at Pleasant Plains Cemetery in Pleasant Plains. The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday until the time of services. Memorial gifts are suggested to Pleasant Plains Community Building Fund or Walker Nursing Home Activity Fund.

Mary "Cos" Cosner, age 86 of Carlinville, passed away Thursday February 7,2013 at Walker Nursing Home in Virginia, IL. Mary was born Jan. 12, 1927 in Cass County, IL the daughter of Thomas & Catherine Drinkwater Cosner.

Walter Eugene “Gene” Farmer, 75, of Arenzville, IL received his last call to the bullpen from his heavenly father on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, IL. Gene was born February 3, 1937 to Harold Edward and Helen Louise Long Farmer. He married Linda Sue Wade on August 22, 1962 at Florence United Methodist Church in Florence, IL and she survives. Gene is also survived by his son, Lynn (wife Rachel) Farmer of Mattoon; his daughter Vicki (husband, Jim) Lynn of Arenzville; four grandchildren, Amanda Marie and Megan Louise Lynn of Arenzville and Rhett Austin and Kelsey Addison Farmer of Mattoon; a brother, Gerald Farmer of Ashland; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Harold “Red” Farmer (surviving wife, Donna of Jacksonville); two sisters, Evelyn Allen (surviving husband, Harold of Ashland) and Virginia Watkins (surviving husband, Ray of Petersburg); and a sister-inlaw, Betty Farmer. Gene graduated from Ashland High School in 1954. He attended Illinois College in Jacksonville where he earned his teaching degree in 1958 and participated in a variety of collegiate sports. With his participation in football, baseball and basketball, he was named team captain for all three teams during his senior year at IC. In 1986, he was inducted into the Illinois College Athletic Hall of Fame in recognition of his achievements in athletics at the college. Gene began his teaching career at Chandlerville High School from 1958-1960 before he joined the US Army in 1960, where he played baseball until his discharge in 1962. It was then that Gene was hired by Triopia Schools and taught there until his retirement. During his tenure, Gene was assistant football coach under Don Kemp where they coached to a Class 1A State Football Championship and two runners-up titles. Upon retirement from Triopia, Gene began coaching women’s softball at Illinois College until his retirement from that position in 2001. Gene then coached the Wildcats of Winchester’s football team for 4 years. It was then that Gene once again landed at Triopia where he coached the Lady Trojans Softball team from 2004 to this present school year. Under Gene’s leadership, the team won their first two Regional Softball Titles. In total, Gene spent over 53 years coaching in the surrounding communities. Gene was inducted into not only the Illinois College Hall of Fame, but also the Illinois Football Coaches Hall of Fame, where he was honored in the presence of his entire family in 1997. Gene spent much of his free time in the summer coaching, umpiring or tending to the Arenzville Community ball diamond. His love for the game and the kids that participated was evident in all he did.

She graduated from Ashland High School in 1944 and Blackburn College in 1949. Mary taught school for 4 years before joining Blackburn College where she rose to Director of Admissions & Registration retiring after 40 Gene was an active member of the Arenzvillle United Methodist Church and the Arenzville years of service. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. Mary is survived by her brother John, Wife Eleanor, Cosner of Ashland and several nieces & nephews. Memorial services are pending with Heinz Funeral Home in Carlinville. Memorials are suggested to Cass – Schuyler Co. Hospice or Walker Nursing Home.

American Legion Post 604, where he served as adjutant. Gene also served on the Arenzville Library and Tutoring Center Board. He was also employed as an AFLAC associate for 10 years. He will be greatly missed by all of the lives that he touched and will always remain our favorite and biggest supporter. Funeral services were held 10:00 am Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville with burial and military honors at Arenzville North Cemetery in Arenzville. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Arenzville Library and Tutoring Center or


Amity Nail Spa 116 N. Yates Ashland, IL Phone: 217-416-7615 Lana J. Pfaffe, Nail Technician

Have any nail service in March and get your name in the pot of gold for a free manicure and free pedicure in April.

A SUBSIDIARY OF THE WEST CENTRAL BANK E-mail: wcins@casscomm.com

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

Contemporary Christian Performers “Jen and Jes” will be performing at the Ashland Church of Christ on Sunday morning, March 3, 2013, at 10:00 am. The Public is invited.


Ashland Night ADVENTURE CLUB

May 3, 2013 at

If you always wondered what all the hype is

FAIRMOUNT PARK—COLLINSVILLE, IL

about, this is the night to come check it out!

On Tuesday, May 14 2013 we will be heading to “Horse Racing in Collinsville”. Come join us for a fun day at the race track. Price for the trip is $69 per person, which includes transportation, Fairmount Park Track, and a delicious buffet in the Black Stallion Room. A deposit of $34.50 is required when you sign up.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to

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

A-C Central PTO and A-C Central Post Prom Ticket pre-sales start in March Kid’s Activities

Music provided by a local Band

Raffle for a chance to wave the flag for a feature of your choice Ashland Native Tood Bob from WJVO Radio

50/50 Drawing

Special recognition of past and current drivers from Ashland For more information contact Missy Eskew or Emily Wallbaum


WALLBAUM DEVELOPMENT INC. ASHLAND, IL 115 W. Freemont St. PO Box 136 Ashland, IL 62612

Plumbing - Heating Air Conditioning Backhoe - Trenching

We Do It All In Just 1 Call! Jim - Todd - Travis

Phone: (217)476-3595

PLEASE JOIN US IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER Again this year, the Cass County Food Pantry is participating in the Feinstein Challenge to increase awareness of hunger in our midst and to raise funds for the purchase of food for those who require assistance in providing this basic need. The Cass County Food Pantry is presently serving over 360 families each month. Your support will help us receive a share of one million dollars which Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide among anti-hunger agencies nationwide. Donations can include cash, checks, food items, and pledges received between March 1 - April 30. Please mail or bring your donations to:

New Construction Remodeling Gutters

Cass County Food Pantry 138 S. Main, Virginia, IL 62691 OR Ashland Church of Christ, 320 W. Washington, Ashland, IL 62612; Contact: Judy Savage, 217-415-4395.

Co. Gardner Construction 2878 Panther G rove Road Ashland, IL 6261 2

Cell: 217-341-3415 Leave Message 217-476-8135

Remodel Kitchen & Baths Replace Roof & Room Additions

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


“The Human Tongue”

Simply “Alneta”

Located just below the nose and right above the chin Between two cheeks, poison leaks from the cavity I’m in. Like a viper, I am very quick to give a powerful sting I am known as the “Human Tongue” a very deadly thing. Whatever is inside the heart determines what I say I spread dirt, and scatter hurt that clutters up life’s way. Positioned in different ways I form a ruthless word That falls upon somebody’s ear who’ll remember what they’ve heard. Then they go and tell someone the words I said Before long, it’s told all wrong and quickly starts to spread. Somewhat like an assembly line each adds an extra part And produces a thing called “Gossip” the product of the heart. Sometimes I rattle on and on when I should remain “mum” Use my skill to spread goodwill and keep trouble under-thumb. I’ll cause you many sleepless nights and beyond the slightest doubt You would be much better off if you’d just pluck me out. Controlling me is difficult however, I can be The only way that I’ll obey, you must “bridle” me. Speak only when spoken to Use words that won’t betray Don’t let me get unruly “Be careful what you say” © 1993

Alneta Knowles

Tanning at Tease Hair Salon 217-476-3764 to schedule appointment $35 Unlimited Tans for the Month of March. Please send requests to: Ashland Scoop c/o Printers Ink PO Box 193 Ashland, IL 62612 217-476-3764

The Ashland Scoop Committee would like to offer the newsletters by subscription. This would be great for out-of-town people who can’t make it in to pick one up. It also would be make a great gift for those relatives who have moved away and want to keep up with local news. Cost is $24.00 per year. Newsletters will be mailed out the first week of each month.

PRAIRIE SKIES PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT

Ashland Main and Pleasant Plains Branch

MARCH Program “ANCESTRY RESEARCH”

Learn how to search your ancestors using “Pro Quest” A new search aid provided for our Patrons at PSPLD

Paul Webb, Customer Education & Training

Pleasant Plains Branch March 7th @ 11:00 AM Ashland Main Branch March 8th @ 11:00 AM No Charge - No Monthly Fees


Tayler Ruppel named Student of the Month at A-C Central Congratulations to Tayler Ruppel for being selected Student of the Month for January at A-C Central High School. Miss Ruppel is the daughter of Rodney and Debbie Ruppel of Ashland. Tayler is a leader both in and out of the classroom as evidenced by her involvement in various school activities. She is a member of the Honor Roll, STAR, Student Council, Spanish and Foreign Language Club, Project 2000, National Honor Society, Scholastic Bowl, Choir, Volleyball, Softball, Basketball and Spring Musical. Miss Ruppel is involved in activities at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Petersburg Tayler plans on attending Quincy University in Quincy, IL majoring in Biology and Chemistry, minoring in Business and Theater. She would like to later attend medical school to become an Optometrist. Congratulations to Tayler Ruppel on this significant honor!

A-C Sweetheart Dance


The Male Athlete of the Week is senior swimmer Frank Lapota. Frank won the 100 breaststroke at the KV Invite. He is the school record holder in this event. Frank is a 4-year letter winner and team captain. Frank has only lost one race this season in the breaststroke and that was by 2 one-hundredths of a second. He also swims the 200 individual medley and 2 relays each meet. Congratulations, Frank!

Frank is the son of Mike and Ellen Lapota of DeMotte, Indiana and the grandson of “Salty” Spradlin and Linda Spradlin.

THANK YOU! The Boy Scouts and leaders of Troop 125 would like to thank everyone who helped make our Trivia Night at St. Luke’s in Virginia a tremendous success! Every table sponsor, Friend of the Troop, silent auction donation, and trivia team combined together to help us surpass our goal for the evening. The money will be used for new equipment for the Troop and repairs to the trailer.

Boy Scout Troop 125 Ashland Trivia Night Coming in April! We’re finalizing details now – more info in the next Scoop.


DATE CHANGE NOTICE DUE TO CONFLICTING AREA EVENTS ASHLAND SUMMER DAYS WEEKEND HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013 FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013 SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013 ***MARK YOUR CALENDARS*** The next Community Club Meeting will be held March 14, Village Hall, 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.


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