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January 2010 Volume 3 - Issue 1

Happy New Year From the Scoop Committee

We want to thank everyone for their continued support of our Ashland Scoop Newsletter. We appreciate all of the donations received in this past year, and a special thanks to all of the advertisers for their ads each month. Bob & Nancy Heather, Nance Bryant, Linda Devlin, Judy Fulton, Cynthia Gutmann, Liz Wallbaum and Matt Hobrock.

SEASONS GREETINGS To all persons that have contributed to my “can” recycle hobby for another years. Many have given their cans since 1989 when I was walking Highways and byways. Special Thank You to all that brought them to my home, put them in my truck, and your calls for pick-up, and a special Thank You to all anonymous givers that bring them to my “can” shed. All of you have contributed to my “burger” and coffee habit and come can mashers. Best Wishes for the New Year! - Jim Edwards #9 Horseshoe - $134,900

705 W. Mechanic $107,500

Fully inspected, Recommendations repaired, Termites treated w/ warranty, basement has a face lift, truly a classic home just needs a family to make it complete.

An old beauty w/ a new kitchen and other updates, Nice big yard, 3 lots, and lots of garage/workshop space. 100% financing available, tax rebate for 1st time homebuyers.

Redone from top to bottom, looks like new on the inside, A bargain for 1st time Homebuyers, 100% financing available, w/ tax rebate. Cheap as rent.

Nice home in the country just 8 miles from Ashland. The home is situated on almost 4 acres, great for horses, 4-wheeling, etc. Special features include 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, open floor plan, heated garage/workshop, A-C Central Schools, nice landscaping. AGENT OWNED. $95,000. TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS TAX REDIT. CALL FOR DETAILS

PRICE REDUCE D TO $90,000

2023 Farmer Rd Ashland, IL REALTOR OWNED

313 N Yates - $69,900


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 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. Patricia Hutton 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 NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH, s.b.c. Pastor Terry Beauchamp www.newbeginningschristianfellowship.net contact: rhondabeauchamp@hotmail.com Sunday’s 1st Service @ 8:00 am Sunday School for all ages@ 9:10-10:00 am New Adult Singles Ministry @ 9:10 - 10:00 am at 308 West Washington, Ashland 2nd Service - 10:15 am YOUTH4TRUTH @ 6:30-7:30 pm Wednesday Corporate Prayer @ 7:00 pm Saturday’s Men’s Prayer Breakfast @ 8:00 am

SECOND SATURDAY Ashland United Methodist Church Second Saturday is open to all children in the community who are between the ages of 3 years old and in the 5th grade. There is music, crafts, games and Bible lessons. Lunch is provided. As the name says, we meet on the Second Saturday of each month from September to May. Mark your calendars now! Second Saturday 10:00 - 2:00

January 9 February 13 March 13 April 10 May 8

For Tickets contact Rev. Wayne Mollahan or Judy Savage

Prairie Skies Public Library District Prairie Skies Public Library District is having their Adult Reading Tournament (ART) during the months of January, February and March. Each book returned back to the library will enable the reader to put their name in a jar. Each month, a name will be drawn out for a prize. The Grand Prize will be drawn at the end of March 2010.


EXTRA, EXTRA! SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

217.741.3874

NEAL’S BARBER SHOP Ashland, IL 62612

Effective January 2010 Haircuts - $10.00

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 $1.50 per month, or $18.00 per year. Newsletters will be mailed out the first week of each month. Ashland Scoop c/o Printers Ink PO Box 193 Ashland, IL 62612

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Norm Bryant Enterprises I would like to wish all of my customers a very happy new year. Thank you for your continued patronage. - Neal Hours: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Tuesday - Saturday

Closed Sundays & Mondays

Distributor of Fine Quality Vacuums Furniture

Carpet Cleaning Car Interior

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

608 W. Franklin Ashland, IL 62612

Illini

Propane LLC

220 N. Yates Office: 1-866-225-8126 Garrett Savage - Bob Savage Plumbing-Heating-Air Conditioning - Backhoe-Trenching 115 W. Freemont St. PO Box 136 Ashland, IL 62612

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

Phone: (217)476-3595

Ron Ahlers - Salesman cell: (217)691-5492

**GIVE US A CALL**


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:

WCB West Central Bank “A Full Service Bank”

Prentice, Philadelphia, Strawns Crossing, and Tallula.

Dealers in Grain, Seed and Kent Feeds.

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

400 E. Buchanan St. P.O. Box 467 Ashland, IL 62612-0467

PH. 217.476.3325 FX. 217.476.3342

FIRST GOLD CLUB Luncheon & Bingo $8.00 per person Feb. 11, 2010 Beardstown Elks Feb. 16, 2010 Ashland Baptist Church

Transportation Meeting January 21, 6:30pm, Baptist Church


WHAT IS THE ASHLAND COMMUNITY CLUB?

This is the group of people who spend their time raising money, planning and working at the Ashland Summer Days Celebration. The next meeting of this organization is Thursday, January 7th at 7:00 pm, at the Municipal Building. All interested people are always welcome! Ashland Summer Days 2010 will be June 25 - 27th.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL UNVEILS CORNERSTONE Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital (ALMH) in Lincoln, Il celebrated another milestone in the construction of its replacement hospital with a dedication ceremony. This starts the public phase of the “Preserve the Mission” capital campaign. Preserve the Mission has raised $4.17 million or 76% of it’s goal to ensure that the hospital has the facilities and equipment needed to provide quality health care to the next generation. Several large donations have been received, one of them being from a former Ashland High School Alumni. School teachers John and Helen Ryman remembered the hospital through their wills. Their gifts totaled more than $365,000. John and Helen were Ashland residents until 1950 when John became coach of Lincoln High School and where he retired. John Ryman died in 2007 and Helen in 1994. ALMH mission campaign honored their donation by naming the new cardiac rehab area of the hospital in the name.

TEASE HAIR SALON 116 N Yates - Ashland, IL 62612 Tammy Eskew, Owner

Weekend hours by Appointment Bridget Bell 381-8538


BITS-N-PIECES 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. CHESS CLUB IS BACK... Thursday, 7:00 pm, Church of Christ Parsonage ASHLAND U-HELP... Any student may apply for up to $500 loan with an interest rate of 3%. Applications are available at West Central Bank in Ashland. SENIOR SAINTS… Ham & Bean supper, January 23 at 5:30 pm. It will be at the Baptist Church Hall. Everybody bring a dessert. ASHLAND WOMANS CLUB … The Ashland Womans Club will not have a January meeting. THANK YOU… Thank you to everyone for the expressions of Sympathy extended to my family and I at the Death of my Mother. I really appreciated all of the cards, calls, prayers, and memorial gifts in Her memory. God Bless you all. - Kay Handy ASHLAND CITY WIDE GARAGE SALES… Help for cabin fever! Mark your calendar and start cleaning your closets now. The annual Ashland Spring Garage Sales will be Saturday, April 17th. LOOKING AHEAD… In January of 2011, The First Baptist Church of Ashland will be celebrating the 125th Anniversary of it’s founding.

CONTRATULATIONS… Deldon Kruger and Jennifer Pinkerton were united in marriage on Dec. 31st at the Chatham Presbyterian Church. Congratulations Deldon (Unkle Tykie) and Jennifer! DANCE TO THE GOLDEN OLDIES… On Sunday, January 24, from 2:30-5:30 pm at the Moose Lodge in Jacksonville (behind Penney’s), Judy Kaye and Friends will be playing for you listening and dancing pleasure. The same is true on Friday, January 22, from 8:00-11:00pm at the La Force V.F.W. on the Old Jacksonville Road in Springfield. Come dance with us! PLEASANT PLAINS COMMUNITY CLUB... Annual dinner and raffle night, February 27, 2010 at the New Berlin K.C. Hall. For reservations, contact Pleasant Plains Community Club, PO Box 385, 206 W. 4th Street, Pleasant Plains. A $100 donation covers two dinners, beer, soda, and entertainment. Every 25th ticket will be a monetary winner. Last ticked drawn wins $1000. Only 200 tickets sold. Need not be present to win.

January Birthdays 4th - Neal Kesselring 7th - Logan Jokisch 11th - Terri Devlin 15th - Wanda Williams 15th - Marty Lathom 23rd - Helen Danenberger 91 yrs 24th - Wayne Stevens 27th - Timothy Parsons Heather

January Anniversaries 24th - Bill & Elaine Roth


SCHOOL BOARD JOINT MEETING The A-C Central School Board will be meeting with Virginia in a joint Board meeting to discuss the possibility of consolidation. At this time no decisions of any kind have been made, and both Boards are open to discussions on this topic. The meeting will be held at Virginia City Hall on January 14, 2010 at 7 pm.

JANUARY SCHOOL CALENDAR

Jan. 1 Jan. 3 Jan. 4 Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan Jan. Jan.

5 6 7 8 9-16 11 12

Jan. 13 Jan. 14

Jan. 16 Jan. 18

Jan. 19 Jan. 21

WCI

West Central Insurance

Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.

22 23 23-30 25 26

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

Jan. 28

formerly known As:

Jan. 30

Newell Insurance Agency, Inc. 108 W. Editor Street Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3354

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

Other Locations: 117 S. Front Street Virginia, IL 62691 217.452.7716 Matt Petefish

210-A Washington St. Beardstown, IL 62618 217.323.3018 Debbie Jones

815 W. Clinton Rushville, IL 62681 217.322.6230 Kala Peacock

NO SCHOOL – New Year’s Day ACV Booster Meeting 7;00 @ Va City Hall Return to School JHB BB vs Winchester JHB BB vs Brown County HSG BB vs Waverly HSG BB @ Athens Varsity BB vs ISD HSG BB N. Greene Tourney JHB BB @ Meredosia Varsity BB vs Beardstown 6th Gr Boys BB vs New Berlin PTO Meeting 7:00 @ Ashland School School dismiss @ 2:11 pm JHB BB @ Our Saviours HSG BB vs Routt JH VB ACV Tourney 9:00 am 6th Gr Boys BB vs Beardstown 10:00 NO SCHOOL – ML King Jr. Day HSG BB vs Carrollton – Pack the Place JHB BB @ Havana JH VB vs Glenwood – Parent’s Night JH VB @ Beardstown 6th Gr Boys BB vs Triopia HSG BB @ Greenfield JHB BB vs Bluffs Varsity BB @ Greenfield JH VB ACV Tourney 9:00 am Varsity BB – A-C Tourney HSG BB @ ISD JH VB vs Grant MS Varsity BB @ Plains 6th Gr Boys BB @ North Greene HSG BB vs Bunker Hill JH VB @ Turner 6th Gr Boys BB @ Riverton JH VB 7th grade @ Athens Tourney


A-C Natural Helpers Visit Walker’s in Virginia Seventeen students from the A-C Central Natural Helpers organization traveled to Walkers Nursing Home in Virginia, Il on December 8th. In the picture to the top: Jenna Thompson, Chad Homer and Cameron Hager are calling a game of Santa Bingo. The photo in the middle pictures Lauren Pfaffe with her Grandpa Kelly and Courtney Bedka in the background visiting with another resident. The photo to the bottom shows Madalyn Allen marking bingo with a resident. After the group sing-a-long and bingo game, Drew Hoffman, Madalyn Allen, Maggie Allen and Gracie Johnson sang a beautiful rendition of Winter Wonderland. Leigh Ann Allen provided accompaniment on the piano during the student performances as well as assisting with background musical entertainment. Santa brought in his red sack filled with gifts for the students to distribute. In this slow economy, Santa had some help as the students hosted a bake sale to help him fund the presents. Santa said that he had to hurry back to the North Pole as Christmas was fast approaching. Other members in attendance not pictured were: Lindsey Birdsell, Courtney Cave, Ross Cloninger, Jordan Keyes, and April Leinberger.

TO N R ETU R S W OTS E O K R S E NG I C A R

Brandon Eskew wins 3rd place trophy as he is the third generation of racing go karts. Starting in the 1960’s Brandon’s grandpa, Randy Eskew won many checkered flags in go kart racing. In the 1980’s Shawn, Shannon, and Shad followed in their dad’s footsteps as they won several checkered flags as well. In the 1990’s Anthony Eskew carried on the family tradition as he also won several checkered flags in his own go kart. November 28th, 2009, Brandon Eskew entered his 1st race at the Coliseum at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. After a lots of long nights and a lot hard work, the kart was finally ready to be raced. Brandon’s dad, Shannon raced the same kart in the adult class and Brandon raced in the kids class where he won 3rd place. The owner of the kart, Shawn Eskew was very proud of him. A second go kart owned by Shawn was also raced in the adult class by a good friend, Mike Myers of Springfield. Special thanks to: Paul Cambell, S & M Kart Supply, Printers Ink, Josh heather, HMR Kart Shop of St. Louis, House of Custom of Danville, Il, Lomelino Signs and GMan Kart Works Great job Brandon, we are very proud of you!


Remember When... 

Gene Reynolds had a restaurant and pool hall where many card games were played?

Riding the train from Jacksonville to Prentice and the bus Springfield west to Macomb?

Going to the theatre on a Saturday night and watching the latest movies?

Band concerts in the downtown streets?

Remember all of the gas stations: Shell, Blondie’s Phillips 66, Standard, Bob Douglass’ Mobile Station, Skelly, Meyers Locker Plant and Texaco?

VILLAGE OF ASHLAND CHRISTMAS CONTEST WINNERS

First Place Jeff Kunz Second Place Ed Johnson Mike Ratliff Larry Ratliff Ron Willis Tracy Hopkins Carrie Grieme Melissa Eskew Jackie Spradlin

Junctions 123 & 125 Ashland, Illinois 62612

FOR THE 50TH TIME!! “HAPPY NEW YEAR” Allen’s Market - Since 1960! Register for a $50 gift Certificate to be given away each Week in the month of January 2010.


NICK

BENEFIT

FRENCH

DATE: Saturday, January 9th, 2010 PLACE: Fairway Hills Golf Course TIME: 11am – ? Live auction will start at 3:00 PM Raffle & 50/50 drawings will be after live auction

Events: food, live auction, DJ, kids face painting & activities, gun raffle, processed hog raffle, 32 inch flat screen TV raffle, 50/50 drawing, t-shirts & more! GO TEAM FRENCH!!

Nick is the 9 year old son of Jason & Jennifer French of Virginia. He was recently diagnosed with a form of brain cancer and has been transferred to St Jude’s in Memphis TN.


2010 A-C Central Invitational Tournament Playing Schedule Pool – Black A-C Central Lutheran Hart-Em

Pool - Gold Auburn Calvary Franklin Monday 1-25-10

Game 1 6:15 - Auburn vs. Calvary Game 2 7:45 - A-C Central vs. Hart-Em Tuesday 1-26-10 Game 3 6:15 - Auburn vs. Franklin Game 4 7:45 - A-C Central vs. Lutheran Thursday 1-28-10 Game 5 6:15 - Franklin vs. Calvary Game 6 7:45 - Lutheran vs Hart-Em Friday 1-29-10 Game 7 6:15 - Winner Pool Black vs. 2nd Place Pool Gold Game 8 7:45 - Winner Pool Gold vs. 2nd Place Pool Black Saturday 1-30-10 Consolation Championship Game 9 1:00 - 3 Place Pool Black vs. 3rd Place Pool Gold 3rd/4th Place Game Game 10 2:30 - Loser of Game 7 vs. Loser of Game 8 Championship Game 11 6:00 - Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8 rd


TOM SCHLUETER FOR CASS COUNTY SHERIFF FEBRUARY 2, 2010 Put Tom Schlueter’s experience, leadership, and record of accomplishments to work for you.      Paid for by Committee to Elect Tom Schlueter, Cass County Sheriff

has 22 years law enforcement experience including Beardstown Chief of Police. advocates ZERO tolerance of illegal drugs. has taken more than $1 million in drugs off Beardstown streets with his police team. sends drug dealers to prison. has secured federal law enforcement grants totaling over $1 million, including funds to improve the Cass County 911 System and modernize Beardstown Police Department. is a founder of Cass County Crime Stoppers

Remember When...

RPA Farmers Co-op Email us: RPAFARMERS@CASSCOMM.COM

Richland Office 3090 Richland Elev. Rd. Pleasant Plains, IL 62677 217.626.1551

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

Ashland Office 220 North Niagara Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3936

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