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CHURCH DIRECTORY

LADIES’ PRAYER BREAKFAST Schedule 2012

“Where two or three come together in My name, I am there with them.”

BEREA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Minister Edward J.Moretto 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 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 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 www.ashlandunitedmethodist.com Sunday Worship - 8:45 am Sunday School - 10:00 am Wednesday- Choir Practice - 7:00 Youth Second Saturday - 10am - 2pm NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH, s.b.c. Pastor Terry Beauchamp www.newbeginningschristianfellowship.net Sunday’s 1st Service @ 8:00 am Cancelled for Month of December 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

World Day of Prayer March 2, 2012 Mark your calendars Hosted by St. Augustine's to be held at Baptist Church Friday, 1:00pm Dessert & Coffee following. More to come in February Scoop.

Matthew 18:20

2012 January 7 February 4 March 3 April 7 May 5

New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Ashland United Methodist Church Richland Creek Baptist Church St. Augustine Catholic Church Ashland Church of Christ

** Prayer Breakfast meets on the first Saturday morning of the month from September - May @ 9:00 am with the host church providing breakfast and devotions. If your group has a conflict in schedule, please arrange to trade dates with another group and notify the rest. Contact: Call contact person from each church to change schedule or start prayer circles in case of emergency or during the summer months as needed. Dorothy Taylor (AUMC) 476-3581 Marcia Masten (Richland Creek) 691-5469 Glenda Schleyhan (First Baptist) 476-8829 Becky King (New Beginnings) 891-3454 Betty Higgason (Church of Christ) 476-3824 Elaine Roth (St. Augustine Catholic) 476-3984

2012 Lenten Services Schedule 2/26 Ashland United Methodist Church Ed Moretto 3/04 Pleasant Plains Church of Christ Pam Hoffman 3/11 Ashland Church of Christ John Sheppard 3/18 Peter Cartwright United Methodist Robert Anderson 3/25 Ashland First Baptist Church Howard Chartier 4/01 New Beginnings Christian Fellowship David McHenry 4/06 Richland Creek Baptist Church Terry Beauchamp Good Friday 7:00 p.m.* 4/08 Berea Christian Church Keith Masten Sunrise Service 6:30 a.m.* * All other services are on Sunday evenings at 5:00 p.m. There will be no food served after the Good Friday service.


SCHOOL CONSOLIDATION I have received many calls concerning A-C’s possible consolidation with a neighboring district. I feel strongly that any idea of consolidation at this time is a mistake, not only for the district but for both the villages of Ashland and Chandlerville. The main reasons a district considers consolidation are because school districts are having financial difficulties, declining enrollment, inability to achieve academic standards, and maintaining quality teachers. At this time, using these criteria A-C Central school district does not have a reason to consolidate. In October, the certified auditors for the district rated our school 3.7 out of 4 on financial soundness. The school district is not on the financial watch list. There has been a concerted effort by the board, administration and teachers to cut costs, increase revenue and achieve financial stability. A-C’s enrollment has not declined. The consolidated unit enrollment report for August 2010 was 503 students. The report for August 2011 was 524 students. This represents pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. A-C Central high school was named in the Top 100 in the state by the Chicago Sun Times for the 2010-2011 school year. The high school received an Academic Achievement Award for the 2nd year in a row. A-C Central was recently ranked 133 out of 669 schools in regard to the ACT test scores. The academic awards and achievements earned in the last two years speak highly of our faculty and students. The board recently signed a three year contract with the teacher’s union. There were increases to all staff for each of the three years. The ability to retain and attract qualified personnel is a struggle for many small rural districts. The commitment is there to maintain quality staff. A goal of all schools is to have a first-rate curriculum. This can be difficult to achieve with diminishing resources. Technology will have a role in solving this problem in the future. This is something all the parties involved are constantly trying to improve. In the last two years the school district has spent close to 2 million dollars on the facilities in Ashland and Chandlerville. Roofing, heating and air conditioning are some of the items that have been repaired or replaced. The A-C school district spent approximately 200,000.00 dollars on new computers. The tax payers of the district have paid a higher tax rate than neighboring districts to help fund and improve the district. The business and community residents have aided this district when the need arises. I am not ready to subjugate responsibility to another district when the Ashland and Chandlerville communities have shown such support for the district. Some say we are not looking to the future. A future hypothetical scenario is the school consolidates. In a couple of years the state either mandates or cuts funding and the buildings in Chandlerville and Ashland have to be closed. What young couples are going to move to these villages without an educational center? Businesses close down, home values go down and you have a ghost town. In the future, diminishing state aid or regulations might force us to consider consolidation. The district is not in that position now. Written by: Scot Atwood In Agreement With: V. Todd Jokisch, J.R. Blair, Louis Jokisch, Harold Showalter, Don Parsons and Ron Aggertt.


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Foundation Created for A-C Central School District #262 On September 15, 201I seven directors were seated on the board of the A-C Central Schools Foundation. The Foundation is classified a SA 501(3Xc) which is a tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code. Tax exempt status has been granted both for the foundation and its donors. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide financial or other resources in support of the curricular and co-curricular activities of A-C Central Community Unit District #262 and to aid and assist in general the cause of education, extra-curricular and interscholastic programs in the school district. Appointed as officers for the Foundation were Scot Atwood/President, Homer Rieker/VicePresident, Mathew Greer/Treasurer and J.R. Blair as Secretary.

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The other board directors seated were V. Todd Jokisch, Milton Edge and Harold Hoagland Jr. An ex-officio member of the board is the current superintendent Rebecca Canty. President Scot Atwood stated, that schools across the nation are faced with increasing demands and diminishing resources and we have seen an explosion in foundations created to assist their local schools. This project has been in the planning stages for the last year and we as a board would like to thank West Central bank of Ashland for Donating $2500.00 to the Foundation. It is because of their generous donation that we were able to get this project off the ground. We are committed to seeing a vibrant and financially secure education environment in the A-C Central School district. We are in the process of contacting alumni, community members, businesses, corporations and anyone who has an interest in helping the school in Ashland and Chandlerville.

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Cali Edwards named Student of the Month at A-C Central Congratulations to Cali Edwards for being selected Student – of – the – Month for October at A-C Central High School. Miss Edwards is the daughter of Rob Edwards of Minnesota and Heather and Chris Dirks of Chandlerville. Cali 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 Spanish Club, S.T.A.R. (Vice President), Marching Band Drum Major, Pep Band, Concert Band, Spring Musical cast, Football and Basketball, Cheerleading (Captain). Cali was chosen to be a member of the UCA 2011 AllAmerican Cheerleading Squad and was also honored by being selected Queen of the Autumn Knight Dance. Away from school Cali is involved as a member of the New Life Assembly of God Church in Virginia, IL and volunteers at the church daycare. She also was able to cheer in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York City this past November. Miss Edwards plans on attending Western Illinois University majoring in History. She wants to continue her education by attending law school and pursuing a career in law. Congratulations to Cali Edwards on this significant honor! The A-C Central PTO is asking the community members of Chandlerville and Ashland to start and continue clipping Box Tops for Education. This is a great way to bring additional funding to our schools. The money earned from Box Tops goes straight into A-C Central classrooms! You can help by clipping Box Tops from products you purchase and dropping them off at the following locations: A-C Central Middle/High School Office – Ashland A-C Central Elementary Office – Chandlerville Allen’s Market – Ashland West Central Bank – Ashland Peoples State Bank – Chandlerville Cheryl’s Best Cafe – Chandlerville The A-C Central PTO appreciates your support!


Monday - Saturday 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Junctions 123 & 125 - Ashland, Illinois 62612

Sundays and Holidays 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Allen’s Market Since 1960 Have a Happy and Safe New Year! Lucky’s is now open!!!! Pizza - Burgers - Ice Cream Daily Specials Open at 11:00 am

HOG RAFFLE Winner will receive one half hog processed

Four winners will be drawn

$1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 Drawing to be held February 12, 2012 Need not be present to win

COME OUT AND SUPPORT POST PROM 2012 COMMITTEE We will be serving a Pork Chop Dinner on January 17th in the A-C Central Gym-Ashland Complex Prior to the Boys Basketball Game Porta Bluejays vs Beardstown Tigers Meal starting @ 5:00

Proceeds to benefit A-C Central Post Prom 2012

A-C Central High School Pep Band will perform between JV and Varsity Games

Tickets can be purchased at the Scoop Office in Ashland or by calling Missy Eskew 652-6127

We will also be selling 50/50 and Hog Raffle Tickets


80th Birthday - Wayne Stevens

ADVENTURE CLUB February 9th Bingo & Luncheon at Beardstown $8.00 per person

February 14th Bingo & Luncheon at Ashland $8.00 per person

March 3rd Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse “Greece” (Rock Island, IL) $99.00 per person (deposit required)

Wayne Stevens was born in Auburn, Illinois on January 24, 1932. So, in celebration of his birthday we will be holding a Birthday Open House on Sunday, January 22, 2012. The open house will be held at the Pleasant Plains Community Building from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Please drop in and help Wayne celebrate his 80th birthday. No gifts please, cards welcome. Happy Birthday!

99th Birthday - Colleen Morrow Colleen Morrow of Ashland was born December 29, 1912. She currently resides at Walker Nursing Home, Virginia, IL. Colleen was a homemaker all her life; she loved to garden and crochet. Colleen has a daughter, Phyllis (Wayne) Stevens of Ashland, two grandchildren, Julia (Marshall) Jokisch of Ashland and Chip (Christy) Stevens of Riverton. There are 5 great-grandchildren. She also has two sisters, Eunice Watkins of Ashland and Sylvia Foster of Jacksonville

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HUDSON ROLAND SMITH BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Cindy Ann and Jason Roland Smith of Ashland are proud to announce thei birth of their son, Hudson Roland. He was welcomed home by his older siblings Landon and Isabella. Hudson was born at 12:28 pm on November 11, 2011 at McDonough District Hospital, weighing 9 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Russell and Clover Donaldson of Ashland. Paternal grandparents are Roland and Rebecca Smith of Bushnell. He has one great-grandmother, Virginia Dobson.

January Birthdays

January Anniversaries

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The Village of Ashland has a new clerk after the Board made a hiring move at their regular December meeting. Ashland resident Vanessa Doellman was hired as Assistant Village Clerk with an eye towards eventual replacement of Kitty Mau as the Village Clerk. Vanessa, an Ashland resident for the past two years, previously lived in Williamsville with her husband and 2 sons. With winter here and snow on its way, it was discussed at the regular Board of Trustee meeting on December 14, 2011, to ask citizens to contact the Village Office (476-3317) if they have a medical condition that would require them to travel on days with heavy snow fall. Village employee(s) will clear your driveway so you can be sure and make any appointments you may have. If you are homebound during the winter months, please give your family members the Village Hall telephone number so they can call and request a member of the police department to check on you if they have cause for alarm. Also, if you have a neighbor or friend you would like someone to check on, do not hesitate to call. Let’s all work together to help one another and be safe during the winter months. Christmas Tree Disposal – Take your Christmas tree to the east side of the fire house by January 15, 2012. If you haven’t already paid, dog tag renewals are due. The cost, per dog, is $5.00 for a renewal or $7.50 for a tag and registration. Your payment can be made at the Village Office or Cass Veterinary Service-Ashland. If you see a street light out, call the Village office (217/476-3317) and we will contact CIPS for repair. The Village, again this year, had their annual Christmas Decoration contest. Judging of Christmas decorations was done the evening of December 17, 2011 at 7:00 pm. CONGRATULATIONS go out to Richie & Janet Smock at 417 N. Yates for being this years winners! Honorable Mention Awards went to: Carrie Grieme 213 W. Franklin Larry & Anna Ratliff 917 W. Franklin Tracy & Betty Hopkins 106 W. Buchannan Michael & Jenny Ratliff 604 E. Franklin Jeff Kunz 410 N. Saratoga Jackie Spradlin 108 N. Charles Robin Mouser 304 E. Buchannan Bob & Phyllis Sutphin 108 E. Topeka Congratulations To All & Thank You To Everyone In Town Who Decorated Their Homes Water Sewer First 1,000 gallons $27.50 $10.45 Per 1,000 gallons after first 1,000 $14.75 $ 4.40 EPA Testing Fee $ 1.05 Minimum monthly charge $39.00 E-mail: Ashland@casscomm.com 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 Kitty Mau, Acting Village Clerk Vanessa Doellman, Deputy Clerk

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BITS-N-PIECES PLEASANT PLAINS COMMUNITY CLUB NEWS Annual Dinner/Raffle The Pleasant Plains Annual Prime Rib Dinner/Raffle will be held on February 25, 2012 at the KC Hall in New Berlin. Doors open at 6, dinner at 7. The $100 ticket includes dinner for two, drinks, dessert and a chance to win top prize of $5000. There will also be other cash prizes. Only 200 tickets sold so get your soon!! There will also be a silent auction, sports raffle drawing, music and a good time!! Tickets can be ordered by mailing your check to Box 385, Pleasant Plains, IL 62677 or by contacting Teri at 891-6243. Papa Murphy Cards Get your Papa Murphy card from any club member or call 652-8299 or 415-2976. These cards cost $5 each and are worth $35. The Community Club is selling a raffle ticket for five sports related prizes. 1st ticket drawn 2 tickets to Chicagoland to see Justin Alligaier, transportation included. Also, Justin will donate a signed helmet.

SR. SAINTS… Sr. Saints are having a ham and bean dinner at Baptist Hall on January 21st at 5:30pm. Please bring a salad or dessert. Call Dorothy at 476-3581 for information. 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. 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. A SPECIAL THANKS… Once again I want to thank my family and friends for their acts of kindness while I was in the hospital and since returning home. The visits, food, cards, and calls were very much appreciated. I feel very blessed to live in a community that cares. - A special “Thank You” to my classmates of ‘65 for the Sunshine Basket. - Liz Wallbaum FOR SALE... Registered Chihuahua Puppies. Call 217-414-6165 or 217-891-8120

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The Pleasant Plains Community Building is available to rent for meetings, parties, family reunions, etc. Please call Shirley at 415-2976 for availability and fees.

Call 217-652-7026 or 217-652-3675 FOR RENT IN ASHLAND Clean 1 Bedroom duplex apartment 604 S. Sylvan. Open after December 1st. Updating includes carpet, vinyl, paint, etc. Call 652-1449 for details. $425.00 per month.


Enjoy delicious, refreshing soups and salads on the third Thursday of the month at the Ashland First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall (221 W. Washington St., Ashland IL) A delicious soup and salad bar will be offered to individuals 60 years of age or older from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations are highly encouraged but not necessary (217) 479-4619. A suggested donation of $4.00 is asked to cover the cost of the meal. No person will be denied a meal due to a monetary contribution less than the suggested donation. More of a donation is also welcome! Sponsored by: Prairie Council on Aging’s Bread of Love Program (217) 479-4619

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The Cass County Food Pantry extends the love of the community and of Christ to those in need. We provide boxes of food for more than 300 families in the county each month. Summer is a difficult time for the food pantry, donations are low and it can be difficult to find help packing boxes. But, you can help! Watch for food drives and other opportunities to donate to the food pantry, or create your own opportunity. Call Joanne at 217-473-5638 to make a food or money donation, or to get more details about offering your time and talents to the food pantry.


A-C CENTRAL JR. HIGH PARTICIPATES IN ENVIROTHON CONTEST The A-C Central Jr. High students participated in the Envirothon Contest sponsored by the Cass County Soil and Water Conservation Department. Seven students competed in two teams. The 8th Grade team consisted of Briley Eilers, Kendra Escudero, David Miller, Alex Brue and Cadence Smith and won the competition for the 2nd year in a row. The 7th Grade team consisted of Kirby Cowman, Erin Kelly, JayCee Harris, Emily Koch placed 2nd in the competition. This is the eleventh year in a row that a team from A-C Central th 7 Grade Team: L-R: Jr. High has won the th Emily Koch, Kirby Cowman, competition. The spon- 8 Grade Team: L-R: Front: JayCee Harris, Erin Cowman David Miller, Alex Brue sor for the Envirothon Back: Kendra Escudero, Missing: Emily Peters team is Dena Leinberger. Briley Eilers, Cadence Smith A-C Central Natural Helpers Visit Walker Nursing Home December 12, 2010 The A-C Central Natural Helper organization visited Walker Nursing Home on Monday, December 12th. The students held a bake sale the week of December 5th and chose to purchase items for each resident. In addition to the gifts, the students rewrote a skit and sang a Christmas holiday favorite --“The Twelve Days of Christmas. ” Following the skit a presentation of holiday wreaths was made by the Agriculture students for each resident’s door. The second skit was a narration of, “The Night Before Christmas” enacted by the group. The students enjoyed visiting with the residents after the program and ended with a rousing rendition of “Jingle Bells.” Back Row From Left to Right: Kayla Anderson, Lindsey Cole, Jenna Thompson, Maggie Allen, Lindsey Birdsell, Jordan Keyes, Will Edge, Lyndzie Pinney. Middle Row: Allyson Quick, Brian Koch, April Leinberger, Carmen Savage, Ross Cloninger, Courtney Bedtka, Lauren Pfaffe, Ty Kesselring. Front Row: Hoaby Hoagland, Breann Knapp, Kristen Irlam, McKenzie Stephens, Carrie Allen, Quinn Allen, Riley Cowman.


JANUARY 2012 PETERSBURG PORTA HS SPORTS SCHEDULE RED = AWAY BLUE = HOME SUNDAY 1/1 - 6:00PM Men's Basketball: Winn Heyen

MONDAY 1/2 - 5:00PM G V Basketball @ QUINCY NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL

TUESDAY 1/3 - 6:15PM B FS Basketball vs. LEWISTOWN HIGH SCHOOL - 7:45PM B V Basketball vs. LEWISTOWN HIGH SCHOOL

THURSDAY 1/5

TUESDAY 1/10 - 6:00PM B 6 Basketball @ SPRINGFIELD CHRISTIAN SCH - 6:00PM B JH Basketball vs. MIDWEST CENTRAL MS - 6:00PM B V Wrestling @ @Q.N.D. CPC - 6:00PM B JH Wrestling @ @Jacksonville with Rochester - 6:15PM B FS Basketball vs. PITTSFIELD HS - 7:45PM B V Basketball vs. PITTSFIELD HS

THURSDAY 1/12 - 5:00PM B JH Wrestling vs. Litchfield and Illini-Bluffs

- 6:00PM B JH Basketball @ SOUTH FULTON JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL

- 6:00PM G V Basketball @ WILLIAMSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

- 6:00PM G JH Volleyball @ RIVERTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

- 6:00PM B JH Basketball vs. LEWISTOWN CENTRAL SCHOOL

- 6:15PM G V Basketball vs. MT PULASKI HIGH SCHOOL

FRIDAY 1/6 - 8:30AM Central Rewards to Mason City - 4:30PM B V Wrestling @ Princeton Invitational - 6:00PM B FS Basketball @ MIDWEST CENTRAL HS - 7:30PM B V Basketball @ MIDWEST CENTRAL HS

SATURDAY 1/7 - TBA B 6 Basketball vs. Intramurals - TBA G 6 Volleyball vs. Intramurals - 9:00AM B JH Wrestling @ Olympia Jr. high Invitational - 10:00AM G V Basketball @ LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL

SUNDAY 1/8 - 6:00PM Men's Basketball: Winn Heyen

MONDAY 1/9 - 6:00PM B JH Basketball @ LINCOLN JR. HIGH SCHOOL - 6:00PM G JH Volleyball vs. HAVANA JR HIGH SCHOOL - 6:15PM G V Basketball vs. ILLINI-CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL - 6:15PM B FR Basketball vs. BEARDSTOWN JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL

- 6:15PM B FR Basketball @ Triopia Jr/Sr HS (At Triopia)

FRIDAY 1/13 - 6:00PM B V Wrestling @ Dwight and Coal City - 6:15PM B FS Basketball vs. SANGAMON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL - 7:45PM B V Basketball vs. SANGAMON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SATURDAY 1/14 - TBA G 6 Volleyball vs. Intramurals - 8:30AM B 6 Basketball @ RIVERTON MIDDLE SCHOOL - 9:00AM B V Wrestling @ Reed-Custer Tournament - 9:00AM B JH Wrestling @ Ottawa Invite - 10:00AM B JH Basketball @ RIVERTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

SUNDAY 1/15 - 6:00PM Men's Basketball: Winn Heyen

MONDAY 1/16 - 6:00PM B JH Basketball @ WILLIAMSVILLE JR. HIGH SCHOOL


JANUARY 2012 PETERSBURG PORTA HS SPORTS SCHEDULE RED = AWAY BLUE = HOME TUESDAY 1/17 - 5:00PM B JH Wrestling @ @Olympia, East Peoria

TUESDAY 1/24 - 5:00PM G V Basketball @ Rushville Tournament v. Midwest Central

- 6:00PM B 6 Basketball @ NEW BERLIN JUNIOR HIGH - 6:00PM B 6 Basketball vs. Athens Jr/Sr High School - 6:00PM G JH Volleyball vs. LEWISTOWN CENTRAL SCHOOL - 6:15PM POMS to AC - 6:15PM B FS Basketball vs. BEARDSTOWN JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL - 7:45PM B V Basketball vs. BEARDSTOWN JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL

THURSDAY 1/19 - 6:00PM B JH Basketball @ BEARDSTOWN JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL - 6:00PM G JH Volleyball vs. SOUTH FULTON JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL - 6:15PM B FR Basketball @ Athens Jr/Sr High School

FRIDAY 1/20 - 6:00PM B V Wrestling @ CANTON HIGH SCHOOL - 6:15PM G V Basketball vs. Camp Point Central High School - 6:15PM B FS Basketball @ WILLIAMSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL - 7:45PM B V Basketball @ WILLIAMSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

SATURDAY 1/21

WEDNESDAY 1/25 - 5:00PM G V Basketball @ Rushville Tournament v. Triopia

THURSDAY 1/26 - 5:00PM G V Basketball @ Rushville Tournament v. Athens - 6:00PM B V Wrestling @ MACOMB HIGH SCHOOL - 6:00PM B JH Wrestling @ Macomb with high school - 6:00PM G JH Volleyball vs. GREENVIEW JR. HIGH SCHOOL

FRIDAY 1/27 - TBA G JH Volleyball @ Springfield Christian Invite 8th grade - 8:00PM G V Basketball @ Rushville Tournament v. Rushville

SATURDAY 1/28 - TBA B JH Basketball @ 8th Grade Regional (28,30,31,2)

- TBA B JH Basketball @ Regional (21,23-26)

- TBA G JH Volleyball @ SPRINGFIELD CHRISTIAN SCH (Springfield Christian 8th Grade)

- 9:00AM B V Wrestling @ Olympia j.v. tournament

- 8:00AM B V Wrestling @ Quincy Notre Dame J/V

- 9:00AM B JH Wrestling @ Bloomington j.v. tournament

- 8:00AM G 6 Volleyball vs. PORTA Central Jamboree

- 10:00AM B FR Basketball vs. WILLIAMSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

- 4:00PM B FS Basketball @ Camp Point Central High School

- 10:00AM B V Wrestling vs. Clinton, Vandalia, Beardstown - 4:30PM B V Basketball @ Great Western Shoot-Out @ Abingdon

SUNDAY 1/22 - 6:00PM Men's Basketball: Winn Heyen

MONDAY 1/23

- 5:30PM B V Basketball @ Camp Point Central High School

MONDAY 1/30 - 5:00PM G 6 Volleyball vs. TRI-CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL - 6:15PM G V Basketball @ AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL - 6:15PM B FR Basketball @ RIVERTON HIGH SCHOOL

- 5:00PM B JH Wrestling @ At Tremont with Eureka - 6:15PM G JH Volleyball vs. TRI-CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL - 6:00PM G JH Volleyball vs. Virginia Jr. High (at Ashland A-C) 6:30PM G V Basketball @ Rushville Tournament v. Beardstown


HUMBLE BEGINNINGS Chicago theater director Robert Falls found early inspiration in Ashland Theater director Robert Falls first read the play “Death of a Salesman” when he was 12 years old Falls is artistic director at the Goodman Theatre at the town library in Ashland, in Chicago. 20 miles west of Springfield. Little did anyone suspect that 33 years later, he would be mounting the 50th anniversary production of the play on Broadway with the playwright, Arthur Miller. But back then, the Ashland librarian was so concerned about Falls straying into the adult section of the library to read serious plays while most boys were out playing sports that she spoke to his parents about it. Now artistic director of the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Falls has directed many classic dramas to great acclaim during his 34-year career. Quite a few have gone on to play New York and London, collecting Tony Awards as well as other accolades. In 1999, he was recruited to rescue Elton John’s musical “Aida” and transformed it into a Tony-winner with a four-year run in New York. His latest play, “Red,” opened at the Goodman to critical raves in October, and he’ll be directing “The ROBERT FALLS Iceman Cometh” starring Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy in the Age: 57 spring. Hometown: Ashland Education: Bachelor’s degree in directing and playwriting, University of EARLY START Falls began directing at an early age Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1976 in Ashland, putting on puppet shows Position: Artistic director, Goodman and plays with friends, for which Theatre, Chicago Who Inspires him: People who swim they charged their parents a nickel against the current stream, including or quarter. “I tell this to people and they are always amazed: I knew President Barack Obama; Grant Achatz, innovative chef at the Chicago that I wanted to be involved with the theater since I was 5 years old,” restaurant Alinea; and Roger Ebert, film critic and cancer survivor. says Falls.

January 2012 - Ashland Scoop Newsletter  

Ashland Scoop, Ashland, IL Newspaper

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