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The Scoop Newsletter

May 2013 Volume 7 - Issue 05




May 5 ..... HS Baccalaureate 6:00 pm (Ashland Church of Christ) May 6 ..... Elementary Spring Concert, 6:30 pm May 7 ..... HS Academic Awards, 7:00 pm May 8 ..... HS Spring Concert, 7:00 pm May 9 ..... JH Spring Concert, 7:00 pm

$89,900 Large home to raise a family, located in a small community. Abundance of character greets you as you walk on the large wrap around porch and enter the foyer. Massive living room with brick wood burning fireplace. Huge formal dining room with fireplace. Home needs some updating but with some work, it could be quite a showcase. Newer roof, siding and hot water heater. Call Kendra for a showing! Kendra Swain Realtor

May 14 ... FFA Banquet, 6:30 pm May 19 ... HS Graduation, 2:00 pm May 23 ... JH Graduation, 7:00 pm May 28 ... Last Day of School - Out 11:30 am

Office: 217-245-9613 Direct: 217-248-5665 Home: 217-243-7183 Fax: 217-243-7183


1046 West Morton Jacksonville, IL 62650

108 N. Charles Street, Ashland, IL Reduced to $67,000

2475 West Monroe Springfield, IL 62704 (cell) 217-741-1865

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


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

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


MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST SCHEDULE May 25 - Ashland Church of Christ Jun 22 - Richland Creek Baptist

MAY BIRTHDAYS 5 – Robin Pettit 7 – Hoaby Hoagland 10 – Randy Christison 13 – Brody Pettit 13 - Amber Blair 14 - Judy Mills 15 - Floyd “Tip” Pettit 16 - Dan Devlin 17 - Matt Hobrock 20 – Wanda Schutz

22 - Jim Savage 24 - Angela Cosner 25 - Yarvo Roberts 26 - Beth Cosner 27 - Eileen Devlin 29 - Nancy Heather 29 - Mary Rose 29 - Emily Thornley 30 - Shannon Eskew


14 - Darren & Victoria DeGroot 22 - Chuck & Jenny Green 25 - Claude & Donna DeCamp 25 - Mick & Marie Keeney

Reminder: Mother-Daughter Banquet will be held Saturday, May 4th at 5:30pm at Ashland Methodist Church. Reservations due by May 1st to Marge Showalter 476-3392 or Cynthia Gutmann 476-8817. Cost is $7.00 per person. Children under 8 yrs. eat free. Hawaiian Theme Entertainment by the Gospal Gals.

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.

Thanks to everyone for their support on the A-C Central Board. - Garrett Savage


Clean-up day will be the weekend of May 11 . In the large roll-offs, we will be accepting bigger pieces of garbage such as furniture and other such items that won’t fit in your garbage can. We will not be accepting tires, paint, electronics, vacuum cleaners or batteries. We will have a dumpster specifically for metal. If you have appliances, we will be accepting those but there th is a fee of $7/per item that must be paid prior to 4:30pm on Friday May 10 . You will then be issued a sticker and only those appliances with the sticker will be accepted on Saturday. Once an item is put into a dumpster, it can not be retrieved. “Dumpster Diving” will not be tolerated. On May 8th, there will be a reception for our out-going Village President, Dave Handy and Treasurer, Alicia Hager to thank them for their 12 years of service. This event will be at 6:30pm before the normally scheduled board meeting. The public is invited and welcome to attend. 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.

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

Water $27.50 $14.75 $ 1.05 $39.00

Sewer $10.45 $ 4.40

E-mail: 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

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.

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

MISS ASHLAND SUMMER DAYS PAGEANT JUNE 13, 2013 Open to Girls who will be Freshmen in the Fall of 2013 up to age 19 Must live in A-C Central School District If you are interested in competing please call or text Missy Eskew at 652-6127 by May 15th


We love you and are so proud of you!

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

Love, Grandpa & Grandma Wallbaum




108 W. Editor Street Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3354


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


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

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

16693 Newmansville Avenue Petersburg, Illinois 62675


Ph: (217) 971-4571


ASHLAND WOMAN’S CLUB… The Ashland Woman's Club will host its annual Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, May 7, at 12:00 noon, at the Baptist Church Hall. The theme " Sew much fabric, Sew little time, Sew true" will include "Quilts Through Time", a program presented by Barbara Olinger, Springfield Quilt Guild member. Please call Jane Brownback, 476-8075, to RSVP, if you missed the sign up at the April meeting, or if you and/or a guest will be attending. We hope to see many old friends, and welcome new ones to join us. ANTIQUE TRACTOR CRUISE…… The American legion and VFW antique tractor cruise and poker run will be on Saturday June 15, 2013. LOST KEYS… Lost Keys - have music staff hook on them. If found, call 414-3207. Thank you.

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. PRAIRIE SKIES PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT... would like to announce a plant exchange for the Pleasant Plains community. The event wil be held at the library in Pleasant Plains on Saturday, May 18th from 8 – 10 AM. If you have plantings to share, please drop them off on Thursday, May 16th from 9AM – 7PM or Friday, May 17 from 9AM – 5PM. Seeds, bulbs, rhizomes, seedlings, saplings, or cuttings are all welcome. Please look in your yard/ garden to see what you might have to share! Thanks to Pleasant Nursery for their plant donations. All plantings are free. Please bring your own bag or box. Two master gardeners will be at the event to answer questions.

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

Car Interior

608 W. Franklin Ashland, IL 62612

ADVENTURE CLUB FAIRMOUNT PARK—COLLINSVILLE, IL 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.

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

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!

Sicely Nicholas named March Student of the Month at A-C Central Congratulations to Sicely Nicholas for being selected Student of the Month for March at A-C Central High School. Miss Nicholas is the daughter of Sam Nicholas and Linda Nicholas.

2013 Prom Court King Zach Fields and Queen April Leinberger

Sicely 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, Volleyball team, Softball team, Marching, Concert and Pep Band, STAR, Project 2000, Teen Safe Driving, Bass Fishing Club, and is the Secretary of the Student Council. She also will be a cast member of the Spring Musical “The Wedding Singer”. Away from school Sicely has volunteered at the Volleyball Kiddie Camp. Miss Nicholas plans on studying Dental Hygiene but is undecided on the school that she will attend. Congratulations to Sicely Nicholas on this significant honor!

WHY CHURCH We do choose. To go or not. If you don’t go OUT just maybe it’s one of these reasons discovered by Willow Creek Community Church: 1) Boring, 2) Irrelevant, 3) Ask for $$$.$$, 4) Too busy, 5) Feel awkward. Let’s add: 6) I’m good enough already and paradoxically, 7) I’m NOT good enough! Some IN the Church may thing this is a new problem; not so. The 1st century Christians faced the clear danger of physical persecution, imprisonment if they were lucky! It’s no wonder some well away. Today it can be work, a family crises or even ridicule of not being “cool”, etc, etc. Here Ye: The act of attendance IS an act of worship. Simply show up. It encourages others. It puts us in the place of being able to receive The Power of God; to Praise His Name; to hear His Word Proclaimed; to unite in Prayer; to Partner to serve; to Plan for the week and Prepare our final trip to meet Him. He is faithful to those that are faithful to Him. Remember what President Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”. Substitute Church for country and we’ll get the point ‘bout right. Missing worship is a perilous habit. When we deliberately abandon and persistently “pass” on the Christian assembly we are in grave danger of forsaking Christ. He who died so we might live. [Hebrews 10:19-25] 19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a New and Living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, His body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love a nd good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. IF Jesus was the guest speaker at Church this weekend, would we attend? He IS there, where 2 or more are gathered in MY name there I am. [Matthew 18:12] - submitted by John Sheppard

In April, the S.T.A.R. group of A-C Central High School held a crash re-enactment informing students about texting and driving. Mr. George Murphy of Jacksonville came and talked on behalf of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) organization. The S.T.A.R. group would like to thank the following businesses for helping support this event financially:

Cass Veterinary Services Cosner Family Enterprise Country Financial Company Illini Propane Petefish Skiles Bank in Chandlerville

Printers Ink Savage Farms Wallbaum Plumbing West Central Bank

The S.T.A.R. group would also like to thank the following businesses/individuals for helping make this crash re-enactment possible:

Ashland Volunteer Fire Dept. Ashland Police Cass County Sheriff SIU Think First Virginia Fire Dept.

MECCA Ambulance Wyatt Sager The family of Amy Thomas George Murphy

Actors – Kenzie Stephens, Carrie Allen, Quinn Allen, Ty Kesselring, Breann Knapp, Cerys Boston, Jennifer Knapp

UPCOMING EVENTS Ashland High School Alumni Banquet - May 25 Memorial Day Service May 27 Virginia BBQ June 7-9 New Construction Remodeling Gutters

Ashland Community Days June 13 - 15 Sangamon County Fair June 19 - 23

Where can you get a limo ride, WALLBAUM box seats to a Cardinals baseball game, a tour of your DEVELOPMENT neighborhood by private plane, INC. - Heating a weekend getaway and NASASHLAND, IL Plumbing Air Conditioning Backhoe - Trenching CAR tickets? Just join your classmates, teachers and We Do It All Phone: In Just 1 Call! (217)476-3595 friends at the Ashland Alumni Jim - Todd - Travis Association Banquet on Saturday, May 25, for a chance to bid ardner Construction Co. G on these and many more items. (Successful bids must be paid 2878 Panther Grove Road Ashland, IL 62612 on site. Cash or check only, please.) Special thanks to Mike Ryan Auction Service, ChanRemodel Kitchen & Baths Cell: 217-341-3415 Leave Message Replace Roof & dlerville, IL for his services. 217-476-8135 Room Additions 115 W. Freemont St. PO Box 136 Ashland, IL 62612

34th ANNUAL ASHLAND COMMUNITY CLUB'S SUMMER DAYS GOES RED, WHITE & BLUE JUNE 13-15, 2013 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS THURSDAY, JUNE 13TH 7:00 PM Craft & Food Stands in James Park First Citizen Award Little Miss & Mister Contest Miss Ashland Summer Days Pageant FRIDAY, JUNE 14TH 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Beer Tent Open

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Leaving Ashland on Stage

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Ryan Ideus & Feudin' Hillbillys on Stage

SATURDAY, JUNE 15TH 10:00 AM Craft & Food Stands in James Park Flag Raising & Parade - Downtown (Call Nancy 476-3764 to register) 11:00 AM

Methodist Church Chicken Noodle Dinner Kid's Games in James Park

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Inflatables in James Park

2:00 PM

Pedal Tractor Pull

3:00 PM

Storyteller Mike Anderson on Stage

5:00 PM

Fireman's Fish Fry - Firehouse

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Beer Tent Open

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Gracia Harrison on Stage

8:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Devin Clemons Band on Stage

Ashland High School/A-C Central High School Alumni Association It’s that time of year!! Pull out those yearbooks and come join your classmates and friends from high school. We’ll be holding our annual alumni banquet on Saturday, May 25, 2013 in the Pete Gutmann Memorial Gymnasium. This year, we are inviting graduates of A-C Central High School to join us. All alums and teachers of both Ashland High School and A-C Central High School are invited to attend. Classes honored this year will be 1938, 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013. It’s going to be a wonderful evening! We’ll have a social hour from 5:00 – 6:00 pm with dinner to follow. Because the silent auction items were such a hit last year, we’ve gathered even more great gifts, certificates and experiences for you to bid on! Just a few of the items available will be a Cardinal baseball experience, a $500 gift certificate to Cedar Creek Resort in Missouri, 2 hours of limo service and many more! If you are interested in 50/50 tickets, please indicate the number you wish to purchase on the reservation form and your name will be entered into the drawing. At last year’s banquet, we announced that will be reinstating the Alumni Hall of Fame. We’ve enclosed a nomination form which details the criterion for this honor. Think about those people that you’ve known and respected for all that they give to society…take a moment and share their story! We will be honoring alumni from both Ashland High School and AC Central High School. This evening is a great event and a wonderful opportunity to relive our shared memories and catch up with friends and teachers. We look forward to having you join us!

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Luther Allen "Luke" Roy (1953 - 2013) Luther Allen "Luke" Roy, 60, of Ashland, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at his residence in LaBelle, Fla. He was born Jan. 20, 1953, in Norfolk County, Va., the son of Lester Allen and Sylvian Edestina Smith Roy. He married Debby Cunningham on Sept. 22, 2012, at Starlite Campers in Jacksonville, and she survives. He is also survived by his stepmother, Beverly Lloyd; three children, Jimmy (wife, Rhonda) Roy, Lucretia (husband, Jeff) Clark and Tonya Roy (fiancé, Terry Willis); two stepchildren, Krista Blakey and Robert (wife, Aubrey) Blakey; one brother, Michael (wife, Cheryl) Roy; eight sisters, Cynthia "Cindy" Rechner, Debra "Debbie" McGrath (fiancé, Russ Hayes), Leslie (husband, Lannie) Spreitzer, Mary (husband, Jeff) Cromer, Pam Roy, Katie Hakie, Elizabeth "Lizzy" Roy and Sally (husband, Mikie) Dant; 14 grandchildren; and special cousins, Roger and Linda Mahoney, Betty Patterson, and Gary Gabehart. He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandparents, Ed and Maggie Smith and Luther and Katie Simpson. Mr. Roy was an avid motorcycle rider and a member of the Masons. He also loved to cook and fish. Cremation rites were accorded.

James “Craig” Little (1961 - 2013)

James "Craig" Little, 52, of Maryville, Tenn., died at his home Friday, March 29, 2013, following a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Frankfort, Mich., May 20, 1960, the son of Helen Bergschneider Little, a native of Ashland, and the late Russell Little, a native of Winchester. He was married to Karen Lee Lepchezk. They lived in Algonquin before relocating to Maryville, Tenn., in 2010.

James Maurice Murray 1946 - 2013 James Maurice Murray, 1946 – 2013, lost his four year battle with cancer on January 24, 2013 . Mr. Murray had a very successful insurance business in Palos Verdes Estates, CA. He is survived by his four children, Shonaree, Scott, Jamie and Haley. He is also survived by his mother, Ann Murray, a twin brother, Jerry, and another brother Kenny, all originally from Ashland.

Craig attended Frankfort Area Schools where he graduated from Frankfort High School. He attended the University of Hawaii and received a bachelor of arts degree in radio and television from San Francisco State University. He operated Sonoma Video Studio in Santa Rosa, Calif., following graduation. He later moved to Schaumburg, where he was the director of Centers for Information Management for the American Veterinary Medical Association until moving to Maryville to establish Home Video Studio - Maryville in 2009. He is survived by his wife; and one daughter, Amanda Nicole Little. He also is survived by his mother, Helen Little of Bennington, Vt.; brother, Eric Little of Guangzhou, China; sister, Lynn (Peter) Green of Bennington, Vt.; sisters-in-law, Laura (George) Williams of Nashville, Tenn., Cindy (Steven) Walker of Marengo and Sonia Endara de Little of Guangzhou, China; niece, Maria Elena Little Endara; and nephews, Aiden Green and Chris and Tim Walker. He leaves a large family of cousins, aunts and uncles in the Jacksonville area.

May 2013 - Ashland Scoop Newsletter  

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May 2013 - Ashland Scoop Newsletter  

Ashland Scoop, Ashland IL, Newsletter