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The Scoop

June 2008

Volume 1, Issue 3

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 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 THE FIRST WEEK OF JULY. IDEAS OR ITEMS FOR THE CALENDAR - DROP AT PRINTERS INK OR GIVE THEM TO NANCE BRYANT, LINDA DEVLIN, JUDY FULTON, CYNTHIA GUTMANN, BOB HEATHER, OR LIZ WALLBAUM. YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED.

2008 ASHLAND SUMMER DAYS Friday, July 11th: 7:00 pm ................... Craft and Food stands open 7:00 pm ................... Military Timeline / Encampments 7:00 pm ................... Little Miss and Mr. Contest .............................. Baby Contest .............................. First Citizen Award Presentation 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm .... BINGO in the pavilion 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm .... Entertainment on stage 8:30 pm ................... Square Dance - East of Baptist .............................. Church on Hardin Street - with music .............................. by ―Judy, Lois & Friends‖ with Jim .............................. Davis, Caller .............................. (Baptist Women selling drinks and .............................. desserts) .............................. (Rain location: Firehouse) 9:30 pm ................... Fireworks - Behind Youth Assn. Ball .............................. Field on SE corner of town .............................. (Rain date: Sunday, July 13th) Saturday, July 12th: Throughout the Day: . Military Time Line - Encampments .............................. from 1700’s to 1900’s 9:30 am ................... Flag Raising and Parade Begins .............................. Downtown 11:00 am ................. Methodist Church Chicken & Noodle .............................. Dinner 11:00 am ................. Craft and Foods stands open 11:00 am ................. Antique Tractor Display - James Park 11:00 am ................. Garden Tractor Pull 1:00 pm ................... Sign-up for Pick-Up Truck Pull 1:00 pm ................... Horseshoe Tournament 1:00 pm ................... Kids’ Games 1:30 pm ................... Kiddie Tractor Pull - for kids and .............................. adults both 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm .... BINGO - under big pavilion 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm .... Car Cruise In - Jacksonville Good .............................. Time Car Cruisers 5:00 pm ................... Fireman’s Fish Fry 6:00 pm ................... Beer Tent Open 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm .. ―Hoosier Highway‖ Sunday, July 13th: 7:30 am ................... New Beginnings Christian Fellowship .............................. Community Breakfast (Various Times) ......... Local Church Services 1:00 pm ................... Volleyball Tournament 1:00 pm ................... Food Stands open 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm .... ―Rewind‖ Stage - Recreating the top …………………………………….Tunes you love to hear. 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm .... St. Augustine Ice Cream Social at .............................. St. Augustine Hall 6:00 pm ................... Evening Vesper Service

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Area Summer Celebrations June 6th, 7th & 8th ................................................................................. - Virginia BBQ June 8 .................................................................................................... - State Bank of Ashland, Open House for 75th Anniversary June 14th …………………………………………………………… .......... …………………………………….. -A-C Central & Chandlerville Alumni Banquet at Chandlerville, 6:30 pm June 15th ............................................................................................... - Father’s Day June 16th ............................................................................................... VFW Meeting @ Fire House, 7:00 Pp June 18 - 22 ............................................................................................. - Sangamon County Fair June 28 .................................................................................................. - Antique Tractor Drive—Ashland - Fireworks at Jim Edgar Panther Creek, dusk July 1-6 .................................................................................................. - Schuyler County Fair July 4th .................................................................................................. - Beardstown July 4th Activities July 9 - 13 ................................................................................................ - Morgan County Fair July 11, 12 & 13 ....................................................................................... - Ashland Summer Days (Fireworks, Parade, & Entertainment) July 13 - 19 .............................................................................................. - Cass County Fair July 15 - 20 .............................................................................................. - Menard County Fair August 1, 2 & 3 ........................................................................................ - Decatur Fest August 2 .................................................................................................. - Tractor Pull (Ashland) August 8—17 ............................................................................................ - Illinois State Fair August 21 - 23 ......................................................................................... - Chandlerville Burgoo


Prairie Skies Library SUMMER READING 2008

Mondays at Ashland - 217.476.3417 Tuesdays at Pleasant Plains - 217.626.1553 All programs begin at 1:00 pm

“GET IN THE GAME - READ” June 2 & 3 ........................................... June 9 & 10 ......................................... June 16 & 17 ....................................... June 23 & 24 ....................................... June 30 & July 1 .................................. ............................................................ ............................................................ July 7 & 8.............................................

M & K Parties (inflatables) Mike Anderson (storyteller) Kays Martial Arts Whip Guy Game Day - (Challenge yourself to Dance Dance Revolution Mario Brother’s mix and More! Brian Boes WICS (presentation of prizes)

Thanks to the American Legion and V.F.W. for a beautiful Memorial Day Service. A Special thanks to all who participated. Congratulations to these members of George H. Pettit Post 498 American Legion for continuous service: 60 Years - Bill Blair and Bob Newell 50 Years - Harold Jurgens Donny Siltman of Virginia, a member of the 3637th Guard unit was in attendance, just returning from Iraq. Special thanks to volunteers for honoring our vets by placing flags in the cemeteries.

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 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Rev. L. Wayne Mollohan Youth Minister, Alice Kern ashlandfbc@casscomm.com www.forministry.com/usilabcusfbcoa Sunday School - 9:30 am Sunday Worship - 10:30 am June 8th - Graduate Sunday 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 July 13th - Ice Cream Social 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

Prentice Farmers Elevator

June 14th @ 5:30 pm - P.O.T.S.

2303 Elevator Avenue Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3516 or 1.800.255.8659 prenticeev@casscomm.com prenticeelevator.com James R. Blakeman, Manager

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) Lesson until 7:00 pm

4 locations to serve you: Prentice, Philadelphia, Strawns Crossing, and Tallula.

Dealers in Grain, Seed and Kent Feeds.

Lucky’s Ice Cream Shop is Open Seven days a week, 11am - 8pm Ice Cream Treats - Sandwiches

217.741.3874

NEAL’S BARBER SHOP Ashland, IL

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

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Coming July 1 The Pit Stop 318 Fremont Street Ashland

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Closed Sundays & Mondays

The Crock Pot is open Sundays 7:00am - 1:30pm


SOFTBALL GIRLS MAKE SCHOOL HISTORY The Virginia/A-C girls softball team made school history by winning, for the first time, the Conference, Regional, and Sectional titles. They reached the Elite Eight by a win over Liberty, but were defeated by Lebanon, 4-1. Coaches Ty Gebhardt and Drew Petefish are already looking toward a great team next year, as there are only three seniors on this year’s team. Mike Harney keeps the score book for this winning team. Members of the team, their school, and positions are: Brittany Parks, (A-C) shortstop, Natalie Allen (A-C) first base, Megan Bergerud (V) second base, Haley Harney (V) third base, Taylor Jacoba (A-C) catcher, Taylor Jokish (V) pitcher, Alicia Nicholas (A-C) left field, Kayla Birdsell (A-C) center field, Kate Williams (V) right field, Amber Lucas (V) d.p. and right field: sub players include Madalyn Allen (A-C), Sammy Jo Petefish, (A-C), Kelsie Towery (A-C), Jill Stock (V), Jenny lLewis (A-C), Sarah Pherigo (A-C), Danielle Bright (A-C), Brianne Reichert (V), Katie Lee (V), Whitney Ruppel (V), Courtney Cave (A-C), Morgan Wessel (A-C), and Lynn Vaughn (V). Congratulations to these girls and their coaches for helping to keep Cass County in the sports limelight.

WHAT GOES SNAP, CRACKLE, AND POP - FIRWORKS!! Pleasant Plains Community Club is again providing another spectacular fireworks extravaganza on July 4th in Pleasant Plains. These fireworks can be seen for miles, but we hope you will join us in Plains. Also on the 4th, we will be serving a chicken dinner with potato salad and baked beans from 6:30—8:30 pm. Advanced tickets for the chicken dinner are $6 each or $7 at the door. Kids can eat a hot dog with chips for $2. Carry outs are available for your convenience. You can get advanced tickets by calling 652-8299, 6261625 or 341-4668. The chicken dinner will be served at the firehouse with the Volunteer firemen helping with the Community Club. There will be classic cars by the firehouse and library to see. We are accepting donations to defray cost on fireworks. If you would like to contribute to the Fireworks Fund, send your donations to Box 385, Pleasant Plains, 62677. Anyone interested in helping on the 4th, call one of the numbers listed above.

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

Milestone Birthdays & Anniversaries Month of June

Alice Kern - 50th Dorothy Newell - 70th Eunice Watkins - 90th Emma Pettit - 90th Wish these special ladies a Happy Birthday! Rev Wayne & Linda Mollohon - 35th Anniversary Send us your birthdays and anniversaries! VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Vacation Bible School is coming! ―Power Lab‖ will be the theme for this year’s VBS July 2024 meeting at the First Baptist Church. Light supper served for Bible School participants@ 5:30pm VBS is 6-8:30pm. Ages 4 - 10 are invited to participate. Those high school aged through adult interested in volunteering to cook, supervise, or teach should contact their local churches. Churches combining efforts will be First Baptist, United Methodist, St. Augustine Catholic, Church of Christ and Berea Christian.

We apologize for any errors in the Graduates list in the last newsletter.


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

PH. 217.476.3325 FX. 217.476.3342

Open House Sunday, June 8th 1:00pm - 4:00pm Celebrating 75 Years Refreshments will be served. DVD sets of 2007 Ashland Sesquicentennial Celebration are now available for $30. Stop by the bank for your copy!

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 - Debbie Jones - Kay Handy Ora Lee Campbell - Kristen Arthalony - Matt Petefish

DIVISIONS OF NEWELL INSURANCE AGENCY Jack Frashier Insurance 117 S. Front Street Virginia, IL 62691 217.452.7716

Frashier-Sudbrink Agency 210-A Washington St. Beardstown, IL 62618 217.323.3018

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 - $45

d Your A Could e! be her

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. New Beauty Salons have opened recently in Ashland. A list of the new and existing salons are as follows: Great Lengths Salon & Spa Rachel Werner, Stylist - Ph 476.8808 It’s All About You Salon Lyndsey Parks, Stylist - Ph 320.3105 Shear Design Lara Edwards,Stylist - Ph 414.3153 Creative Glamour Two Suzanne Pettit, Stylist - Ph 476.3545 CJ”s Hair & Tan Studio Connie Holmes, Stylist - Ph 476.3556


Allen’s Market Did You Know?

Allen’s Market Has Everything You Need! Groceries, Health Care Products, Hot Deli, Homemade Deli Items, Hand Cut Meats, Cold Beer And Ice! Save On Gas And Shop Here. We Always Appreciate Your Business! JUNCTION OF 123 & 125, ASHLAND Ashland High School Alumni Banquet One hundred fifty-five alumni members and guests attended the Ashland High Alumni Association banquet held May 24th in the Pete Gutmann Gym at the A-C Central High School. Cub Scout Pack #125 led the Pledge of Allegiance and former high school principal, Don Parsons, gave the Invocation (and later the Benediction). Guest were entertained by Don Stephens, Choral Director at A-C Central. Francis Lange gave an impressive memorial service followed by the business meeting. President J.R. Blair announced that the association donated $500 to the bleacher fund and $500 to the Ashland Fire Department for their new generator. Dr. Harry Burch was the winner of the 50/50 drawing and won $212.50. Mr. Burch returned the winnings and asked that it be used toward a scholarship for an Ashland graduate. He is a chiropractor who now resides in Lewiston, Illinois. Jill Coy chose a sesquicentennial cookbook as her door prize. Edgar Birch won a sesquicentennial plate and Vicki Farmer won a DVD set of the 2007 Ashland Sesquicentennial Celebration. Officers for next year are: Judy Savage, President Scott Atwood, Vice-President Liz Walbaum, Secretary/Treasurer Submitted by Alice Reiser


Antique Tractor Cruise Ashland H.S. Ball Park North By-Pass 125 June 28, 2008 Participate in the parade through town before the cruise! SIGN-IN– TIME: 8:00 TO 9:30 AM. Minimum speed for ALL tractors in cruise is 10 mph! (rain date for cruise is July 12th) This parade is under the auspices of Members of LEGION POST 498 and V.F.W. POST 3546, Ashland. A list of the routes to be taken from Ashland High School to New Salem State Park and back to Ashland High School will be provided. All participants are invited to take part in the Ashland Community Day parade on Saturday July 12th. Line-up time is 9:00 am. “HOOSIER HIGHWAY” IS SATURDAY EVENING ENTERTAINMENT AT ASHLAND SUMMER DAYS! Multi-talented Mike Webb, of the now disbanded City Limits Band, who opened for the Belamy Brothers last year at Ashland’s Sesquicentennial, has joined ―Hoosier Highway.‖ They promise to bring us an evening of great country music with fine vocals, tight harmony, and hard-hitting instrumentals. Mike Webb sings, plays guitar and steel guitar, and fiddles with ―Hoosier Highway‖ who is a leading sponsor of ―Friends and Fans for St. Jude‖ - supporting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Be sure you’re there - between the stage and the beer tent on Saturday evening, to witness this fine group.

“REWIND” IS SUNDAY AFTERNOON ENTERTAINMENT AT ASHLAND SUMMER DAYS! ―Rewind‖ is a well-known group of entertainers who recreate the sounds of the top hits you know so well from the 60’s thru the 90’s. With tight vocal harmony, and three of them doubling on several instruments, you’re guaranteed to go away humming a favorite tune. Don’t miss them Sunday afternoon. Walk or Ride, on horse or machine, to the Best Little Town You’ve Ever Seen!

Be part of the Ashland Summer Days Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Registration: 8:45 am - 9:00 am at the corner of West Editor and Illini Streets Parade Steps off at 9:30 am

June 2008 - Ashland Scoop  

June 2008 Edition of the Ashland Scoop - Ashland, Illinois

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