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OCTOBER 2008 Volume 1 Issue 7

The Scoop

THIS NEWSLETTER IS A WORK OF LOVE BY A COMMITTEE OF FOLKS WHO ARE CONCERNED THAT PEOPLE IN ASHLAND NEED TO KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENING. THE NEXT ONE WILL BE PUBLISHED SHORTLY AFTER THE FIRST OF EACH MONTH. IDEAS OR ITEMS FOR THE NEWSLETTER - DROP OFF AT PRINTERS INK OR GIVE THEM TO NANCE BRYANT, LINDA DEVLIN, JUDY FULTON, 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 1st ............ HS Golf vs. Bluffs, 4:00 PM APPRECIATED.

October School Schedule

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2nd............ JH CC @ Auburn, 4:30 PM HS VB @ Brown County, 6:15 PM 3rd ............ Picture Retakes HS VB @ Riverton, Fall Classic, 6:15 PM 4th ............ Band @ Barry JH CC @ Jacksonville Turner, 2:00 PM VFB vs. West Central Homecoming, 2:00 PM HS VB @ Riverton, Fall Classic, 6:15 PM 6th ............ HS VB vs. Beardstown, 6:15 PM JH GB A-C Tourney, 6:30 PM JFVB @ W. Central, 6:30 PM 7th ............ HS VB @ Springfield Lutheran, 6:15 PM JH GB A-C Tourney, 6:30 PM 8th ............ JH GB A-C Tourney, 6:30 PM 9th ............ JH GB vs. Bluffs, 6:15 PM 10th .......... VFB @ Brown County, 7:00 PM ................. NO SCHOOL ( Teachers‟ Institute) 11th .......... JVVB @ Franklin Tourney 13th .......... NO SCHOOL JH GB vs. St. Mary, 6:15 PM JFVB vs. Brown County, 6:30 PM 14th .......... Jostens meet w/Seniors Homecoming Spirit Week HS VB vs. Pleasant Plains, 6:15 PM 15th .......... A-C Central School board meeting 16th .......... HS VB @ Winchester, 6:15 PM JH GB @ Brown County, 6:15 PM 17th .......... VFB vs. Greenfield Sr. Night 18th .......... Homecoming Dance 20th .......... JH GB @ Christ the King, 6:15 PM JVFB @ Greenfield, 6:30 PM 21st........... Jostens meet w/Seniors to order HS VB vs. Routt, 6:15 PM 22nd.......... JH GB vs. Turner, 6:15 PM 23rd .......... Parent/Teacher Conferences Dismiss @ 2:15 PM HS VB @ North Green, 6:15 PM 24th .......... HS VB @ QND Tourney NO SCHOOL Parent/Teacher Conferences VFB @ Carrollton, 7:00 PM 25th .......... HS VB @ QND Tourney Band @ U of I 27th .......... JH GV @ Meredosia, 6:15 PM 28th .......... JH GB vs. Porta, 6:15 PM 30th .......... JH GV vs. Beardstown, 6:15 PM

Upcoming Events October 10 Cass County Health Department, Flu Vacs., at City Hall, 1PM - 4PM October 15 Amer. Legion Post #0498 Mtg, 7:30 pm at Firehouse, Election of Officers October 20 VFW Meeting, 7:00 pm at the Firehouse November 1 Halloween Parade, Chandlerville, 5:30pm, Line-Up


CHURCH DIRECTORY BEREA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Minister Edward J.Moretto Youth Minister, Diann L. Hoagland 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 Rev. Howard Chartier Sunday School - 9:00 am Sunday Worship - 10:00 am The Community Prayer Shawl Ministry meets the first Sunday of each month @ 4pm. Questions should be directed to Sally Miller at 320-9271. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Rev. L. Wayne Mollohan Youth Minister, Alice Kern ashlandfbc@casscomm.com Sunday School - 9:30 am Sunday Worship - 10:30 am Wednesday Night Youth Group - 7:00 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. Roosevelt Smith 476.8858 www.ashlandunitedmethodist.com Sunday Worship - 8:45 am Sunday School - 10:00 am Wednesday Prayer Service - 6:30 pm Choir Practice - 7:30 Youth Second Saturday - 10am - 2pm October 11th (Fall Festival) NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH, s.b.c. Pastor Terry Beauchamp www.newbeginningschristianfellowship.net Sunday Worship - 8:00 am Sunday School - 9:30 am 2nd Service - 10:30 am Wednesday Bible Study - 5:45 pm (meal)

Birthdays & Anniversaries Birthdays for the Month of October 13th - Elaine English 17th - Kaye Parsons 17th - Jane Clemons (80th) 31st - Bailey and Sydney Wallbaum(6th) 31st - Bill Schutz

Anniversaries for the Month of October Happy Belated 60th - Calvin & Joyce Kelly

First Baptist Church A Grace-Driven Church "feeding the lambs" and "tending the sheep."

Success Begins on Sunday Worship with us at First Baptist Church.

221 W. Washington St. Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3678

Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Bible Study - Monday 7:00 pm

Ladies‟ Prayer Breakfast Schedule 2008-2009 2008

Oct. 4 - Ashland First Baptist Nov. 1 - Ashland United Methodist Dec. 6 - Richland Creek Baptist

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Jan. 3 - St. Augustine Catholic Feb. 7 - Ashland Church of Christ Mar. 7 - New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Apr. 4 - Ashland United Methodist May 2 - Ashland First Baptist “Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything with thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God.” - Phillipians 4:6 *Meet each month @ 9:00 am - Each group responsible for making arrangements if schedule change is needed.* Contact person for each church:

Dorothy Taylor - Methodist - 476-3581 Marcia Masten - Richland Creek - 691-5469 Glenda Schleyhahn - First Baptist - 476-8829 Becky King - New Beginnings - 891-3454 Betty Higgason - Church of Christ - 476-3824 Elaine Roth - St. Augustine - 476-3984


RPA Farmers Co-op Email us: RPAFARMERS@CASSCOMM.COM Ashland Office 220 North Niagara Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3936

For Rent in Ashland 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments. Call Donn & Julie Klor at (217)787-2521.

Pleasant Plains Office 300 N. Washington Pleasant Plains, IL 62677 217.626.1331

Richland Office 3090 Richland Elevator Road Pleasant Plains, IL 62677 217.626.1551

Prairie Skies Library October 12-18 Teen Read Week We are unveiling the new WII game at both locations. A. Wayne Sterrett, a former teacher of Ashland High School in the 1960s, has donated a book he wrote, “Little Giants Small High School High Schools in State Tournament Play”. A copy of this book is now available at the library for check-out. Ashland Mon & Wed : 9am - 7pm Tues & Thurs: 9am - 5pm Sat: 9am - 2pm

Pleasant Plains Mon & Wed: 9am - 5pm Tues & Thurs: 9am - 7pm Sat: 9am - 2pm

Shopping in the Ozarks Osage Beach, MO November 11 - 12, 2008

Please join us on our annual shopping trip. We will be taking the big bus to Osage Beach, MO to spend the night and shop at the Osage Beach Premium Outlets. Tuesday evening we’ll enjoy a dinner cruise on the Celebration and then enjoy walking around Dog Patch, which was the original part of the Ozarks. CSM John W. Troxell

Pvt. John W. Troxell - 1982

QUAD-CITY SOLDIER TRAVELS FULL CIRCLE In 1982 John W. Troxell graduated from Davenport West High School and enlisted in the army. He was sent to Ft. Knox, KY to do his basic training and graduated from there as a private. Twenty six years later he is returning to Ft. Knox where he was recently selected as Command Sergeant Major of the Armor Center and Ft. Knox Division. He will be in charge of 23,000 soldiers. John is currently Command Sergeant Major of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker) at Ft. Lewis, WA. He just returned from a 15 month deployment to Iraq in June, his 3rd deployment. John and his wife Sandra will be moving to their new home with their sons, Daniel, Michael, and Bryan. John is the son of Ben and Carol McDonald of Davenport and the grandson of the late Tom and Alta Heather and Clarence and Helen Troxell of Ashland. He has several Aunts , Uncles, and Cousins in the Ashland area.

Price for this trip is $190 (Double Occupancy) which includes transportation, one night stay and a dinner cruise. Celebrate being 50 or over by inquiring about our new First Gold Club Travel Group. Join us Saturday, October 4 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at State Bank of Ashland to hear details about upcoming trips. For further details, contact Linda Klauber at 476-3325 or Activity & Tour Co-Director, Nance Bryant at 476-3508.


Stephenson Cleaners 113 Hardin Ashland, IL 62612 476-8862

Stephenson Cleaners will be closing November 1st, 2008. All clothes need to be picked up by this time. We would like to thank the community for their continued business & friendship.

CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS FOR THE TROOPS Wanda Schutz is working with a group that are making Christmas Stockings to send to the troops in Iraq. She is in need of fabric for this project. Wanda said she has made over 70 stockings and has just about used up all the fabric she had. If you have any extra fabric, especially Christmastype, please give Wanda a call at 476-8888 or drop off fabric at the Baptist Church, Monday - Thursday morning. Cannot use stretchable fabrics.

Wallbaum Development Inc.

POTTERY SALE AT JOHN COSNER’S!

Plumbing-Heating-Air Conditioning Backhoe-Trenching 115 W. Freemont St. PO Box 136 Ashland, Illinois 62612 Phone:476-3595 We Do It All In Just 1 Call!

MARK THE DATE OF NOVEMBER 8TH ON YOUR CALENDAR Tim & Pam Cosner Fry will hold a pottery Sale at John Cosner’s garage on Saturday November 8th , 8:30am - 4:00pm Come do some of your Christmas shopping Or just browse and visit.

Newell Insurance Agency, Inc. A SUBSIDIARY OF THE STATE BANK OF ASHLAND E-mail: newellins@casscomm.com Newell Insurance Agency, Inc. 108 W. Editor Street Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3354

Jeffery A. Donnan - Kay Handy Ora Lee Campbell - Kristen Arthalony

DIVISIONS OF NEWELL INSURANCE AGENCY Jack Frashier Insurance Frashier-Sudbrink Agency 117 S. Front Street 210-A Washington St. Virginia, IL 62691 Beardstown, IL 62618 217.452.7716 217.323.3018 Matt Petefish

Debbie Jones

“A Full Service Bank” 400 E. Buchanan Street P.O. Box 467 Ashland, IL 62612-0467

PH. 217.476.3325 FX. 217.476.3342

Join us this Saturday, October 4th, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at State Bank of Ashland to hear details about upcoming trips of the First Gold Club Travel Group.


Harvest Time Is Here! Stop At Allen‟s For A Quick Lunch. We Have Sandwiches Made Fresh Everyday Ready For You To Take Or Get A Hot Home Cooked Meal From Our Hot Deli. We Have Two Entrees Everyday With A Variety Of Sides. Available Monday Through Friday. Junction of Rt. 123 & 125, Ashland, IL ASHLAND ANTIQUES Gary Smith, Owner 124 W. Editor Ashland, Illinois 62612 (217) 476-3939

Thursday-Friday-Saturday Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm or by chance We Buy and Sell

COMMUNITY EVENTS AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

Prentice Farmers Elevator 2303 Elevator Avenue Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3516 or 1.800.255.8659 prenticeev@casscomm.com prenticeelevator.com James R. Blakeman, Manager 4 locations to serve you: Prentice, Philadelphia, Strawns Crossing, and Tallula.

Dealers in Grain, Seed and Kent Feeds.

217.741.3874

Saturday, Oct. 11 - Fish Fry Sunday, Oct. 12 - Family Movie Night at 6:30 - free - popcorn served, bring a bean- bag chair Wednesday, Oct. 15 - Ashland Fire Department program on Fire Safety at 7:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 - Red Cross Blood Drive

NEAL’S BARBER SHOP Ashland, IL 62612

Hours: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Tuesday - Saturday

Closed Sundays & Mondays


A-C BOOSTERS CHILI/SOUP/HOT DOG SUPPER &

HALLOWEEN PARADE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST MEAL 5:00 – 7:00 PARADE AT 7:00 A-C CENTRAL JR. HIGH CHANDLERVILLE, IL CONTEST OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN IN THE A-C CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT BUY A RAFFLE TICKET FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A COMPLETE CAMPING PACKAGE TO BE GIVEN AWAY AT THE HALLOWEEN PARADE. PACKAGE INCLUDES A TENT $1 EACH OR 6 FOR $5. SEE ANY BOOSTER MEMBER FOR TICKETS. WE WILL BE TAKING ORDERS FOR A-C KNIGHTS APPAREL.

Norm Bryant Enterprises Distributor of Fine Quality Vacuums Furniture

Carpet Cleaning

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

Car Interior

608 W. Franklin Ashland, IL 62612

“Love Thy Neighbor” Expressions by Gift Certificates or by the Box full, personal or anonymousany value-any occasion. We‟ll help you customize your gift for a friend or neighbor in need.

Jones Boys Market 476-3914 - Call John or Beth

Now you can visit us online! http://ashlandscoop.tripod.com Have a question? Contact us! Ashland.Scoop@sbcglobal.net Would you like to advertise in our newsletter? Call 476.3764 or stop by Printers Ink at 116 N. Yates.

Cost of ads per issue. 1/8 page - $15 1/4 page - $30 1/2 page - $40

You can get your copy of “The Scoop” newsletter at any of the advertisers in this issue. Issues are also available at the churches, and many of our local businesses. THE COMMITTEE FOR THE ASHLAND SCOOP NEWSLETTER WOULD LIKE TO GIVE A BIG THANKS FOR ALL OF THE GENEROUS CASH DONATIONS AND FOR ALL OF THE BUSINESS ADVERTISING FOR OUR NEWSLETTER. WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN KEEP OUR COMMUNITY AWARE OF LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS.


887 Neelys Road Chapin, IL Approximately 3 miles west WATCH FOR SIGNS! Spectator Admission: $3.00 per person / 10 years & under free Food & Drink will be sold by Western Illinois Tractor Club For additional information, contact: ROD (217-473-8464), ANDY (217-473-9708), or DALE (217-248-6612)

Vendor Registration Information: Indoor: 10’ x 10’ (very limited) $10.00 with electricity add $5.00 Outdoor: 10’ x 15’ (no electricity) $10.00

Contact Paul or Ellen Simmons: 217-719-0082

Gardner Construction 2878 Panther Grove Road Ashland, IL 62612 PH: 217-452-7783 CL: 217-341-3415 Leave Message 217-476-8135

Remodel Kitchen & Baths Replace Roof & Room Additions


BITS-N-PIECES SENIOR SAINT‟S WIENER ROAST...

V.F.W...

Senior Saint’s Wiener Roast, October 18th, 5:00 PM at Sue Pschirrer.

Meets monthly at 7:00 p.m. 3rd Monday each month

MYSTERY DINNER…

AMERICAN LEGION...

The Bleacher Committee met and is now planning a Mystery Dinner Show on Saturday, November 8th. Details to come!

Meets quarterly (January - April - July - October) 3rd Monday at 7:30 p.m.

HOLIDAY HOME TOUR…

ASHLAND U-HELP

Start December with a soup and sandwich luncheon on Sunday, Dec. 7th, followed by a tour of several local homes beautifully decorated for the holidays. Yatesville School will be decked out as well, and refreshments will be served there. Sponsored by the Ashland Community Club, the proceeds will be used for the coming 30th Annual Summer Days.

Any student may apply for up to $500 loan with an interest rate of 3%. Applications are available at the State Bank of Ashland.

CASS COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL… All the Junior High Band and Choir students from Cass County will gather in Beardstown on Wed., Oct. 29 for the Annual Music Festival. A concert for the public will be presented in the evening, after intensive rehearsal of both groups during the day. Directing the mass band will be Doug Cladius of Brown County Schools. Judy Fulton of Ashland will direct the mass choir.

A-C CENTRAL JR. HIGH SPORTS PORTA Invitational Cross Country Results (2 miles) (Girls): Baylee Smith: 17:09(85), Sicely Nicholas: 18:45 (105), Breann Knapp: 18:47 (106) (Boys): Craig Houchin: 13:07 (39), Ty Kesselring: 17:18 (157), Lane Wegs: 21:42 (179) Franklin Invitational Cross Country Results (2.02 miles) (Girls): Baylee Smith: 17:44 (63), Breann Knapp: 18:46 (84), Sicely Nicholas: 19:07 (84), Valerie Escudero: 20:40 (100) (Boys): Craig Houchin: 14:03 (9), Ty Kesselring: 19:48 (153), Lane Wegs: 23:59 (179). Congratulations to all the runner’s hard work and determination! Good luck on your next two invitations.

ONE MINUTE EACH NIGHT We have never been more desperate than now for God to heal our land. During WWII, a group was organized who dropped what they were doing every night at a prescribed hour for one minute to collectively pray for the safety of England, its people and peace. This had an amazing effect. There is now a group organizing the same thing here in America. United States needs prayer now more than ever!!! If you would like to participate: each evening at 8:00 PM Central time, stop whatever you are doing and spend one minute praying for the safety of the United States, our troops, our citizens, for peace in the world, the up-coming election, that the Bible will remain the basis for the laws governing our land and that Christianity will grow in the U.S. Most people know the power of prayer. We here in Ashland do!! Our prayers are the most powerful asset we have. Pass this on to anyone you think will want to join us. May God Bless You!!! UNITED METHODIST WOMEN HOLD ANNUAL FALL SOUP LUNCHEON The last Saturday in October represents a SPECIAL DAY. October 25 is the date for the UMW Fall Soup Luncheon. Of course, there will also be a White Elephant sale as well as “Bread for the World” sale. There will be several varieties of soup, sandwiches and yummy homemade desserts. You remember how delicious it is, so mark your calendar so you won’t forget. Time will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and cost will be $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for kids aged 5 through 12 and age 4 under will be served free!! CHESS CLUB - 7:00 PM EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT AT ASHLAND CHURCH OF CHRIST Open to everyone - young and older, those who want to play & those who would like to learn to play. METHODIST CHURCH WOMEN TO HOST SENIORS All Senior citizens of the Ashland Community are invited to attend dinner at 12:00 noon at St. Augustine Hall on Thursday Nov. 20. To make reservations call Pat Houser at 476-3460 or Eleanor Cosner at 452-3409. Carry out service is available if you are unable to come to the hall. If a ride is needed, let them know when you make your reservation. ST. AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH CARD PARTY...

Junior High Softball final season record: 2 wins, 13 losses. Junior High Boys Baseball final season record: 3 wins, 9 losses.

St. Augustine’s will be hosting their Annual Card Party & Salad Buffet on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the church hall. Ticket price is $5.00 per person. Please bring your own game to play. Door prizes and baked goods will be given away during the evening. For reservations please call Beth Vandenbergh at 217476-3693 or Lisa Cave at 217-476-3589. Tickets will also be sold at the door.


These pictures of A-C Central Flags and Band Members were taken at Beardstown Fall Fun Festival‟S Parade, Sept. 27th. The Marching Knights of A-C Central started their marching season off on the right foot! The first performance of the season was at the Petersburg Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10 AM in beautiful downtown Petersburg. With perfect weather for a parade, the Marching Knights shared their talents with a large crowd. This year the Knights are performing the selection “Distorted” from Cirque De Soliel. The music hails from the Orlando based European circus. You can see the beautiful colors of the circus if you look at A-C’s color guard this year. It is quite a different look!

The competition season lines up like this for the Marching Knights:

Members of the Marching Knights include: Sept. 26 ..... Smile Day in Rushville Drum Majors: Lakyn Richard, Lexi Hager & Kayla Houchin Sept. 27 ..... Beardstown Fall Fun Color Guard: Kayla Birdsill, Morgan Holmes, Becca Werner, Morgan Wessel, Danielle Bright, Krissy Festival - 1st Place Simmons, Tracy Mitchell, Cali Edwards, Jeni Rives, Lyndzie Pinney & Hannah Capps. Banner Carriers: Kelsey Gardner & Olivia Nevitt Oct. 4 ........ Barry Apple Festival Percussion: Chad Homer, Zach Elder, Zach Parrish, Carly Abbott, Leigh Miller, Evan McCombs, Oct. 11 ...... MacMurray Homecoming Brett Stuhmer, Sarah Pherigo, Dylan Armstrong, Alyx Smith, Robert Ratliff, Gerald Turner & Cody Parade - Jacksonville Miller Oct. 18 ...... IC Homecoming Parade Wind Players: Lindsay Allan, Madalyn Allen, Maggie Allen, Kayla Anderson, Phoebe Betters, CourtJacksonville ney Cave, Lindsey Cole, Fallon Devlin, Will Edge, Shawn Force, Alex Gardner, Kelsey Handy, Amanda Hoffman, Drew Hoffman, Grace Johnson, Dalton Jones, Grant Kelly, Taylor Koch, Nate Mahoney, Oct. 25 ...... U of I Dan Meyer Kenna Meyers, Pritt Parks, Sammy Petefish, Haley Pfaffe, Victoria Pherigo, Ashlyn Pinney, Jeff Prince, Cassie Shive, Brandon Smith, Brit Stribling, Zach Whitmore, Faith Woddows, Raquel Woodard & Kim Yeley. The members of the Marching Knights would love for you to come out and cheer them on!!!

Students from A-C Central Elementary School proudly participated in a flag raising ceremony on Wed. Sept 17. The ceremony, originally scheduled for Sept. 12 was postponed to the 17th due to rain. Sept. 17 is the anniversary of the writing of the National Anthem. The song composed by Francis Scott Keyes commemorates the battle of Fort McHenry in 1814. Students did a music unit in class learning about the history of the song and its path through history. The Music Educators National Conference did a study a couple of years ago and learned that over 50% of Americans did not know the words to the National Anthem. We, as Americans have gotten complacent and just sit and listen as the tune is performed. The MENC and the Illinois Music Educators Association launched a national initiative to teach the students in classrooms all over America the words and the meaning behind the song. A-C Central has proudly participated in this program since its inception. With the help of vocalist Amanda Hoffman, drummer Chad Homer, scout Jacob Keeney and Private Jordan Smith, the students organized a flag raising ceremony full of pride and respect. All present sang the anthem with hand over heart, recited the Pledge of Allegiance with pride and then joined the 5th grade classes in a rousing sing-a- long of America the Beautiful. American patriotism is alive and well at A-C Central!


A NEW SEASON OF SECOND SATURDAYS BEGIN

A GREAT IDEA – AND YOU CAN HELP GET IT STARTED!!!

Many of know friends and relatives who have moved out of Ashland to be closer to doctors, relatives, shopping, etc. With the rising cost of fuel, we will see this happening even more. It is not just disabled or older folks, but all of us who are affected. Cass County leaders are aware of grants October 11 ................. Fall Festival which are available from the state and November 8 ............... Thanksgiving federal governments to create a transDecember 13 .............. Christmas (open house/Christmas Program 1:00pm) portation system. Again, this would be January 10 ................. Game Day usable by everyone - from young people February 14................ Valentine’s Day March 14 .................... St. Patrick’s Day with no vehicle who need to go shopping April 11 ...................... Easter or to appointments, to elderly who no May 9 ......................... Mother’s Day longer drive. The next meeting of the county Second Saturday is open to all children in the comtransportation group will be Thursmunity who are between 3 years of age (pottyday, November 13th, at Rushville trained, please) and 5th grade. Lunch is served. We meet from 10:00-2:00 in the basement of the Mental Health Center, (127 N. Methodist Church at 300 W. Editor. Liberty, Rushville, IL). A new season of Second Saturday has begun at Ashland United Methodist Church. The first session was held on September 13 with a special visit by Puppets for Christ. We have begun choosing materials to make our own puppets which will continue during October and November. We will present a puppet show during our annual Christmas Open House. The dates and themes for Second Saturday are:

The Village of Ashland hires a man To operate their mower. He travels around throughout the town, He really is a goer. I don‟t know how many hours he works Or how much he receives. I only know that in our town, There‟s no tall grass he leaves. You might see him most anywhere, One end of town to the other. No place that needs a mowing, Seems like it too much bother. He mows the parks and mows the ditches, Up the hills and down. And better known around this town, His name is “Mowin‟ Owen”. How many miles this summer Did “Mowin‟ Owen” go? If we could check his odometer It would be fun to know. He always leaves our Village Looking neat and clean From one end to the other It looks like a golfing green. He often keeps on mowing Even in the rain. He works from early morning, Until it‟s dark again. For me, the job of mowing, Would not be little bitty. But our town is very lucky, „Cause he makes it look so pretty! - Judy Cosner

Town News - DOG TAGS ARE DUE OCT 1ST - $5 RENEWAL - NOTICE TO HOMEOWNERS ABOUT FLOOD DAMAGE… Please contact the village regarding any damage to your home and approximate cost for repairs. Also, water in your basement and repair cost during the recent flood of Sept 11th through the 13th. Please put this in writing and bring to the village hall. - A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO… Ron Cave, Wayne Nelsen, Roger Lauder, Chuck Green, Jenny Green and to I.D.O.T. for the use of the pumps during the recent flooding. Also to Pleasant Plains village for the use of barricades. Thank you to anyone else that helped. - THE NEXT ASHLAND VILLAGE BOARD MEETING… The next village board meeting will be October 8th, at 7:00 pm - FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE… THIS IS WHERE INFORMATION ABOUT FLU SHOTS WILL BE LOCATED. - DON‟T FORGET!!! Don’t forget to “fall back” and turn your clocks back one hour on November 2nd at 2:00 AM. - Village of Ashland Board Meeting will be on October 8, 2008

October 2008 - Ashland Scoop  

October 2008 Edition of the Ashland Scoop - Ashland, Illinois

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