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NOVEMBER 2008 Volume 1 Issue 8


November School Schedule

Holiday Home Tour Start December with a homemade soup and sandwich luncheon on Sunday, Dec. 7th from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Baptist Church. A home tour will follow from 1:00 4:00 p.m. Tickets for the tour are $5.00 each. At this time, the line-up includes the homes of Harold Jurgens, Don Parsons, and Dick Gutmann, with a final stop at Yatesville School for refreshments. Sponsored by the Ashland Community Club, the proceeds will be used for the coming 30th Annual Summer Days. Watch for a Trivia Night coming in early 2009.



1st ............ .IMEA All-District 3rd ............ .JH GB @ Havana, 6:00 PM JH BB @ Pleasant Plains Tourney, 7:20 PM 4th ............ JH BB @ Pleasant Plains Tourney JH GB vs. Pawnee, 6:15 PM 7th ............ JH BB @ Pleasant Plains Tourney JH GB @ Our Saviours, 6:15 PM 10th .......... .NO SCHOOL JH GB @ Glenwood, 5:30 PM JH BB @ Pleasant Plains Tourney, 6:15 PM 11th…………...NO SCHOOL - VETERANS DAY JH GB @ Pleasant Plains, 6:15 PM JH BB @ Pleasant Plains Tourney, 6:15 PM 13th .......... .JHH GB @ St. Agnes, 6:15 PM 14th .......... .JH BB @ Pleasant Plains Tourney Jh GB vs. Athens 4:30 PM 15th .......... .IMEA ALL-DISTRICT JAZZ JH BB vs. Beardstown, 10:00 AM 18th…………...GBB @ Riverton Tournament JH GB vs. Triopia, 6:15 PM JH BB @ Athens, 6:15 PM 19th…………...GBB @ Riverton Tournament BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING –7-9 PM 20th .......... .GBB @ Riverton Tournament JH GB @ Illini Central, 6:15 PM Class Coin War 21st........... .GBB @ Riverton Tournament Class Coin War 22nd…………..GBB @ Riverton Tournament 24th…………...JH BB vs. Brown County @ VHS, 6:15 PM JH BB vs. Porta, 6:15 PM Class Coin War 25th.......... JH BB vs. Riverton, 6:15 PM Class Coin War 26th…………..Class Coin War SCHOOL DISMISS @ 2:15 PM 27TH ………..THANKSGIVING, NO SCHOOL 28TH………...NO SCHOOL JV Tournament @ Niantic 29th…………..JV Tournament @ Niantic JH BB A-C Tourney, 6:15 PM

Upcoming Events Village of Ashland Trick-or-Treating Nights Thurs., Oct. 30th & Fri., Oct. 31st, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

November1 Halloween Parade, Chandlerville Jr. High Complex November 4 Election Day-Polls open 6 am till 7 pm November 8 Frye Pottery Sale at John Cosner’s, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. November 16 First Baptist Church Family Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. November 20 Senior Citizens Dinner-St. Augustine Hall at 12 noon November 23 Peter Cartwright UMC Community Thanksgiving Service at 7:00 p.m.

CHURCH DIRECTORY BEREA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Minister Edward J.Moretto Youth Minister, Diann L. Hoagland 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 Sunday School - 9:30 am Sunday Worship - 10:30 am Wednesday Night Youth Group - 7:00 pm

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Birthdays for the Month of November 5th - Kayla Farmer - (15) 9th - Denny Keeney - (59) 18th - Tonya Wallbaum 24th - Lonnie English 21st - Mick Keeney - (61) 29th - Kent Keeney - (49) 30th - Chris Devlin 30th - Christopher Devlin Anniversaries for the Month of November 2nd - Norman & Nance Bryant (51 years) 7th - Chuck & Spring Selby (10 years) Send us your birthdays and anniversarys!

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.

Nov 16th - Family Movie Night @ 6:30 p.m. 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 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 November 8 - “Thanksgiving” NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH, s.b.c. Pastor Terry Beauchamp Sunday Worship - 8:00 am Sunday School - 9:30 am

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

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

2009 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

Community Thanksgiving Service

“Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything with thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God.” - Phillipians 4:6

November 23rd at the Peter Cartwright UMC in Pleasant Plains. Dinner at 5:00 p.m. Worship Service at 7:00 p.m.

Contact person for each church:

*Meet each month @ 9:00 am - Each group responsible for making arrangements if schedule change is needed.*

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 A. Wayne Sterrett, a former teacher of Ashland High School in the 1960s, has donated a book he wrote, “Little Giants - Small High Schools in State Tournament Play”. A copy of this book is now available at the library for checkout. 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.

Love Thy Neighbor Express it with Gift Certificates or by the Box full, personal or anonymous - any 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

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. 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. For further details, contact Linda Klauber at 476-3325 or Activity & Tour Co-Director, Nance Bryant at 476-3508.

Cass County Food Pantry Pantry Partners Program The Cass County Food Pantry wants to extend an opportunity to your organization for you to partner with your Food Pantry and have hands on experience helping where it is needed. Here’s how it works: Your organization provides volunteers to help fill food boxes which will be distributed each month. Your group can volunteer on a onetime basis or on a recurring basis throughout the year. You will work with experienced Food Pantry volunteers. The job is simple. It is simply taking items from the shelf and placing them in boxes until the box is packed. This simple job is vital to the Food Pantry and is appropriate for a wide age range.

Pantry Partners is a great time of fellowship and gives your organization experience in reaching out and helping those in need. This is a great opportunity for youths groups to serve their community. To arrange a time for your group to help, please contact Joanne Anderson at 452-7497 or 473-5638.

CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS FOR THE TROOPS...UPDATE A BIG THANK YOU! Thank you to all donated fabric and “stuffings” for the Christmas stockings for our American Soldiers. We have 291 stockings to send! Wanda Schultz

Wallbaum Development Inc. 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! Jim - Todd - Travis

Newell Insurance Agency, Inc. A SUBSIDIARY OF THE STATE BANK OF ASHLAND E-mail: 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

First Gold Club December 11, 2008 Our Lady of the Snows Belleville, Illinois Contact Linda Klauber at 476-3325 Or Activity & Tour Director, Nance Bryant, at 476-3508.

Allen’s Market Shopping cards are available through the High School fundraising program. Just purchase your gift cards through the A-C Central office and Allen’s donates 5% of every purchase back to the school. A-C Central High School Present Fall Play CSI– Neverland, a comedy/mystery, will be presented on Friday, November 14th and Saturday, November 15th at 7:30 p.m. in the high school gym. Murk and Tinker, Fairy Forensics Officers, are investigating the mysterious murder of Peter Pantaloon’s shadow. Their prime suspect is Head Librarian Brenda Brooks who despises Seuss, Hogwarts, giant peaches, and the boy who refused to grow up. As Peter clearly laments the loss of his shadow, they whisk Brenda away for questioning and throw her in a lineup with the infamous Captain Sharp and his buccaneer scum crew. Toss in a cast of Lost Kids, a proper nanny, the crocodile’s family, island natives, lab rats, and other crazy characters, and you have a hysterical show for the whole family! Cast members are Sammy Petefish (Library Kid/Lost Kid), Kim Yeley (Brenda Brooks), Amanda Hoffman (Tink), Drew Hoffman (Murk), Alvx Smith (911 Operator, Lily Pad), Lexi Hager (Peter), Phoebe Better (Sgt. Fox/Croc Kid), Haley Pfaffe (Bear), Kenna Meyers (Skunk), Raquel Woodard (Raccoon), Brandon Smith (Captain Sharp), Taylor Koch (Pirate Devlin), Krissy Simmons (Pirate Joe), Leigh Miller (Native Mom), Lyndzie Pinney (Native #2), Kayla Anderson (Native #3), Lindsey Cole (Lab Rat #1), Evan McCombs (Lab Rat #2), Kayla Houchin (Widow/LostKid), Gracie Johnson (Penelope Moppins), Victoria Pherigo (Pirate Sparrow), Faith Widdows (Business Person/Native #4). Directors are Jennifer Lynn Allen and Karen Hoffman.

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

Dealers in Grain, Seed and Kent Feeds.


NEAL’S BARBER SHOP Ashland, IL 62612

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

Closed Sundays & Mondays

A-C JR. HIGH CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS Rushville Invitational 9/29/08 (2 miles)

Have a question? Contact us!

Girls results: Baylee Smith: 16:45 (36), Breann Knapp: 17:48 (47), Valerie Escudero: 18:53 (48) Boys results: Craig Houchin: 12:40 (13), Ty Kesselring: 17:06 (58), Lane Wegs: 23:53 (69) Jacksonville Turner Invitational 10/04/08 (2 miles) Girls results: Baylee Smith: 16:38 (73), Breann Knapp: 16:39 (74), Sicely Nicholas: 16:24 (49), Valerie Escudero: 16:39 (51) Boys results: Craig Houchin: 12:02 (10), Ty Kesselring: (injury), Lane Wegs: 19:10 (96) Rushville Sectionals 10/11/08 (2 miles) Girls results: Baylee Smith: 17:24, Valerie Escudero: 17:32, Sicely Nicholas: 18:09, Breann Knapp: 18:10 Boys results: Craig Houchin: 12:18, Ty Kesselring: 17:46, Lane Wegs: 20:29 Craig Houchin qualified for the state meet which was 10/18/08 at Maxwell Park in Normal, IL. State Meet Craig Houchin finished 153 out of 208 with a time of 12:54. Super job and we are all proud of your accomplishment! Coach Houchin would like to congratulate Baylee, Breann, Valerie, Sicely, Ty, Craig and Lane for an outstanding year and is extremely proud of every one of them!

Norm Bryant Enterprises Distributor of Fine Quality Vacuums Furniture

Carpet Cleaning

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

Now you can visit us online!

Car Interior

608 W. Franklin Ashland, IL 62612

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.



Tim & Pam Cosner Frye will hold a pottery sale at John Cosner’s garage on Saturday November 8th, 8:30am - 4:00pm

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

Come do some of your Christmas shopping or just browse and visit. HOLIDAY HOME TOUR… 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. FOR SALE, 2001 CAR TRAILER… 2001 Car Trailer; 18’ overall; 16’+2’ dovetail; extra-wide; slide-in ramps; new brakes. $1500. Call 217.652.1925 FOR SALE, RASCAL 3 WHEEL HANDICAP SCOOTER… Rascal 3-Wheel handicap scooter; like new; dad went to nursing home several years ago and won’t be able to use it again; time to get it out of the garage; cost approx $3500 new; will sell for $1500 obo; has hydraulic lift, leather seat, removable arms, cup holder, head and tail lights, turn signals, hazard flashers, rearview mirror, on board battery charger, maroon color, 899-9100, 7am - 10pm THANK YOU… Thank you to the Volunteer Firemen who responded so quickly to our fire in the field! - Donald & David Newell THANK YOU… We would like to thank the following farmers for getting our crops out: Jim & Alan Klein, Bob & Garrett Savage, Shawn & L.E. Stribling, Jim Deppee & Shawn Lynn, Steve & Wade Dudley, Howie Thornly, H.A. Vottsmeier, Pat Davis & Kenny, Jerry & Jim Mahoney, Ron Jurgens, Phil Dillard, and Rocky Snyder. Thanks to our RPA Farmers Co-op for furnishing the trucks and drivers; Dr. Kathy Smith and Kim Dudley, for the delicious lunch they prepared for everyone. We would like to thank everyone for their prayers, food and phone calls. May kindness be returned to you in the same beautiful way it was given! God Bless…… Randy & Mandy Buckman

AMERICAN LEGION... Meets quarterly at 7:30 p.m. 3rd Monday each designated month. (January - April - July - October) ASHLAND U-HELP Any student may apply for up to $500 loan with an interest rate of 3%. Applications are available at the State Bank of Ashland. 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!!! 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. PLEASANT PLAINS COMMUNITY CLUB HARVEST FEST The Pleasant Plains Community Club is having a Harvest Fest on Sunday November 16, from 11 am till 7 pm. It will be held at the Pleasant Plains Fire House. They will serve chili, hot dogs, soup and sandwitches. There will also be crafts and a silent auction. SENIOR SAINT’S THANKSGIVING DINNER Senior Saint’s Thanksgiving catered dinner will be held on November 18th, at 6:00 pm at the Baptist Hall. Must make reservations and pay by November 14th.

METHODIST CHURCH SECOND SATURDAYS We have begun choosing materials to make our own puppets which will continue during November. We will present a puppet show during our annual Christmas Open House. The dates and themes for Second Saturday are:

November 8.............. Thanksgiving December 13 ............ Christmas (open house/Christmas Program 1:00pm) January 10 ............... Game Day February 14.............. Valentine’s Day March 14 .................. St. Patrick’s Day April 11 .................... Easter May 9 ....................... Mother’s Day

Second Saturday is open to all children in the community who are between 3 years of age (potty-trained, please) and 5th grade. Lunch is served. We meet from 10:00-2:00 in the basement of the Methodist Church at 300 W. Editor.

A GREAT IDEA – AND YOU CAN HELP GET IT STARTED!!! Many of us 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 which are available from the state and federal governments to create a transportation system. Again, this would be usable by everyone - from young people with no vehicle who need to go shopping or to appointments, to elderly who no longer drive. The next meeting of the county transportation group will be Thursday, November 13th, 6:30pm, at Rushville Mental Health Center. (127 N. Liberty, Rushville, IL).

Town News - NOTICE TO HOMEOWNERS ABOUT FLOOD DAMAGE… Please contact the village regarding any damage to your home, water in your basement, and approximate cost of repairs, caused by the recent flood of Sept 11th through the 13th. Please put this in writing and bring to the village hall. The next flood meeting will be November 19th. - THE NEXT ASHLAND VILLAGE BOARD MEETING… The next village board meeting will be Nov. 12th, at 7:00 pm Ordinances changed are posted outside City Hall. Minutes of meetings are available at the Library. - DON’T FORGET!!! Don’t forget to “fall back” and turn your clocks back one hour on November 2nd at 2:00 AM.

The music spirits were smiling again on the A-C Central Marching Knights as they performed for the welcoming crowds at the Illinois College Homecoming parade on Oct 11. The parade began at 10 am in Jacksonville. The band got off to a rocky start – but pulled it all together when they got in front of the judges. Performing their selection of “Distorted” from Cirque de Soleil, the Marching Knights waltzed into first place overall again. Band in competition finished as follows:

1st – A-C 2nd – PORTA 3rd – Auburn 4th – Lewistown 5th – Payson Seymour 6th – Athens Not in competition – but performing in the parade was Jacksonville High School and Jonathan Turner Junior High. The Marching Knights graced the streets of Jacksonville again with a performance on Oct.18 for the MacMurray Homecoming parade which began at 10 AM. Oct. 25 will rounded out the season for the Marching Knights as they perform at the Marching Band Invitational on the campus of the University of Illinois. The Marching Knights are under the direction of Kim Webster and include the following members: Drum Majors: Lakyn Richard, Lexi Hager & Kayla Houchin Color Guard: Kayla Birdsell, Morgan Holmes, Becca Werner, Morgan Wessel, Danielle Bright, Krissy Simmons, Tracy Mitchell, Cali Edwards, Jeni Rives, Lyndzie Pinney & Hannah Capps. Banner Carriers: Kelsey Gardner & Olivia Nevitt Percussion: Chad Homer, Zach Elder, Zach Parrish, Carly Abbott, Leigh Miller, Evan McCombs, Brett Stuhmer, Sarah Pherigo, Dylan Armstrong, Alyx Smith, Robert Ratliff, Gerald Turner & Cody Miller Wind Players: Lindsay Allan, Madalyn Allen, Maggie Allen, Kayla Anderson, Phoebe Betters, Courtney 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, 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.

Pettit winds 2008 Dirt Grands Brock Pettit from Ashland became a two time national champion after winning at the 2008 Dirt Grands in Taylorville. Brock is eight years old and has been racing quarter midgets for three years. The 2008 Dirt Grands QMA event was held in Taylorville, from Aug. 2008. Brock competes in two classes, Jr. Honda and Jr. Stock. Broick won both A-Main events. Upon becoming a QMA “Dirt Grands Champion,” Brock will be included in the QMA Hall of Fame which is on display at Talledega Motor Speedway in Talladega, AL. Brock’s younger brother Brayden was also a participant as a Jr. Novice driver. Brock and Brayden are the great-grandsons of Walt Blakeman and the grandsons of Floyd “Tip” Pettit and Rick and Barb Blakeman, all of Ashland.

Wish your friends and patrons holiday greetings in the December issue of the Ashland Scoop. Available sizes 1/4 page for $30 or 1/8 page for $15. Deadline for Holiday ads is December 1st.

November 2008 - Ashland Scoop  

November 2008 Edition of the Ashland Scoop - Ashland, Illinois

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