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March 2010 Volume 3 - Issue 3

SPRING FORWARD ON MARCH 14 From: Rebecca Canty, Superintendent Date: February 18, 2010 Re: Press Release A-C Central #262 is seeking a School Board member for a one year term. If interested, please submit a letter of interest to President Virginia Thompson at 501 W. Buchanan P.O. Box 260 Ashland, IL 62612 by March 12, 2010 at 3:00 PM. Interviews for the vacant position will be held at the March 17 th Board meeting. If you have any questions, please call the Unit office at 217-476-8112.

Ashland Volunteer Fire Department Pancake and Sausage Breakfast SPONSORED BY: ASHLAND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT Sunday, Marcy 7th, 2010 8:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. at the Ashland Firehouse Children (age 3-12) - $3.00 Adults - $5.00


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!!

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

Second Saturday 10:00 - 2:00

Monday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. - Vacation Bible School High Seas planning meeting for the community VBS program this summer. Sponsored by First Baptist Church of Ashland, Ashland United Methodist Church, Ashland Church of Christ, St. Augustine Catholic Church and Berea Christian Church. Wednesday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m. - Wild About Jesus presented by Magician Richard Landry. This is a free community event for everyone both young and old.

CHURCH OF CHRIST Rev. Howard Chartier Sunday School - 9:00 am Sunday Worship - 10:00 am

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!

First Baptist Church of Ashland

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Sunday, March 28 - 3:00 - 4:45 p.m. All Around Easter at the First Baptist Church of Ashland - This free event is a series of activities to emphasize the various aspects of the Easter season. The community is invited and is a family event. Look for some very interesting characters when you arrive. Plan to stop by before you attend the Lenten service at the Ashland Church of Christ at 5:00 p.m. Tours start at 3:00 p.m. and run every 15 minutes thereafter with the last tour beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by the VBS cooperating churches.

“To Lent or not to Lent.” by Edward J. Moretto, Minister, Berea Christian Church At this time of year some churches/denominations formally observe the season of Lent. When I’m asked if Berea Christian Church observes Lent, I answer, “Yes and no.” This is not an evasive answer. Lent is that season set aside in formal church liturgy to prepare for the eventual crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and, for His ultimate Resurrection. The practice probably began somewhere during the fifth century A.D. (See footnote.) Berea Christian Church, a congregation of Christians which traces its origins to an early 19th Century movement in several denominations to restore the faith and practices of the first century Church, does not follow any liturgy other than that found in Acts 2:42. This is the “No” part of the answer to the question in the first paragraph. The “Yes” part of the answer deals with our practice of maintaining the unity of Christians prayed for by Jesus in John 17:20 ff. We participate in the Ashland/Pleasant Plains Ministerial Association. During the Lenten season we share in pulpit exchange and in hosting of Sunday evening worship services. This is done in that spirit of unity for which Jesus prays. We share with our brothers and sisters in other Christian denominations, forgetting differences, and it is here that we raise funds, through offerings, to help those in need in the communities of Ashland and Pleasant Plains. Footnote: Thurston, H. (1910). Lent. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved Feb 17, 2010 from New Advent: http:// www.newadvent.org/cathen/09152a.htm


The Rev. Alf E. Anderson Rev. Alf E. Anderson, 95, of Ashland died Friday, February 12, 2010, at St. John‟s Hospice in Springfield.

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He was born January 7, 1915, in Chicago, the son of Arnt and Justine Jonhansen Anderson. He married Betty Parkes on August 19, 1951, in champaign; and she survives. He is also survived by a son, Roger Anderson (wife, Martha) of Pleasant Plains; two daughters, Kathryn Anderson of Rushville and Rev. Mary Ellen Sharp (husband, Jeff) of Springfield; three grandchildren, Ryan Anderson (wife, Carrie) of Jacksonville, Glen Anderson of Pleasant Plains, and Emily Sharp of Springfield; a great-grandchild, Esme Anderson; and several nieces and nephews. Rev. Anderson received a ThB degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL in 1942, a BA degree from Baylor University, Waco, TX in 1944, and a BD degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1945. He was ordained to Christian ministry on April 28, 2943. He pastured churches in Wisconsin and Illinois including: Berea Christian Church, south of Prentice, First Baptist Church of Rosewood Heights, and First Baptist Church of Ashland. He owned and operated Anderson Jewelry and Fine Watch Repair in Ashland from 1955 to 1986. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Ashland. An accomplished and gifted pianist, Alf authored many articles for the Ashland Sentinel and enjoyed participating in the Senior Olympics. Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church in Ashland, with the Rev. Wayne Mollohan officiating. Burial was at Farmington Cemetery in Farmingdale.

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ALEXA HAGER NAMED STUDENT OF THE MONTH AT A-C CENTRAL

Congratulations to Alexa Hager for being selected Student – of – the – Month for January at A-C Central High School. Miss Hager is the daughter of Ben Hager and Susie Hager of Ashland. Alexa is a leader both in and out of the classroom as evidenced by her involvement in various school activities. She is her class Vice-President, as well as a member of STAR (President), Student Council (Secretary), Spring Musical, Fall Play, Concert, Marching and Pep Band, Natural Helpers, and Yearbook. Miss Hager plans on attending college but is undecided where at this point. She plans on studying

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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. ASHLAND WOMANS CLUB … March 2 - 1:30, Habitat for Humanity given by Les Hulquist. SENIOR SAINTS… Senior Saints meet at T.O.‟s Pizza in Virginia, March 20 at 6:00 pm. Make reservations with Donna at 476-8848 before March 17th. 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. BLAIRS ARE GRANDPARENTS… Amber and Adam Blair, Springfield, had a daughter, Ally Madison Blair, Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010. Grandparents are Paula Howe of Kincaid and J.R. and Kathie Blair of Ashland. Great grandparents are Paul and Sandy Bandy of Kincaid, Bill and Helen Blair of Petersburg, and Paul and Wanda Williams of Ashland. Congratulations, J.R. and Kathie, and Paul and Wanda!! ESKEW RACING PARTY… Everyone be sure to come to The Still, in New Berlin, on March 13th for the Eskew Racing Party. There will be free food, live band, auction, and a 50/50 raffle. Come on out for a great time! Hope to see you there!

Run fast as you can but I can out run any man whether he be short or extremely tall work for the village or work for the law my nice friendly neighbors were part of the bunch? one down the street even offered me lunch how dumb do they think that I must be to let them get their “paws” on me! Just when I thought I’d call it quits the old town barber joins the mix one more trip across town would do he’s not a dog lover like most of you I decided to make Don Smiths my last stop crawl under a trailer and wait for my pop I will now put my “doggie” smirk aside and say thanks to all who tried to save my hide My parents Scott & Kendra Whittington says a great big THANKYOU, also!! - Hobo

March Birthdays 1 - Dorothy Taylor 4 - Eddie Troxell 6 - Carl Wester 6 - Heather Watkins (21) 9 - Tom Heather Jr. 10 - Diane Heather Boehme 17 - Jim Briggs 17 - Kathie Blair

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Bev Spicer Stan Fulton Sue Pschirrer Jennifer Allen Jackson Allen Barb Blakeman Amber Millburg

March Anniversaries 1 - Bob & Jean Briggs 6 - Edgar Jr. & Joyce Robinson 9 - Steve & Phyllis Aggert 22 - Gailen & Monica Thronley 29 - Scott & Mickey Anderson


MARCH SCHOOL CALENDAR Mar. 5 Mar. 6

651 S. Job St., Virginia, IL. 62691 710 Maple Ave., Rushville, IL. 62681 www.extension.uiuc.edu/cassschuyler Jodie Tate, County Director Event Calendar Mar. 9 - The Elusive Morel Telenet, 1:00, Virginia Mar. 9 - Extension Reorganization Public Meeting, 6-8:00 p.m., U of I Extension Center, Illini Auditorium, IL. State Fairgrounds, Springfield Mar. 11 - The Elusive Morel Telenet, 7:00, Virginia Mar. 23 - A Gardener’s Guide to Plant Propagation Telenet, 1:00 p.m., Virginia Mar. 25 - A Gardener’s Guide to Plant Propagation Telenet, 7:00 p.m., Virginia April 10 - 4-H Trivia Night, St. Luke‟s Catholic Hall, Virginia For more information or to register for any of our upcoming events, please call: Cass Co. Extension office at 217-452-3211

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HS Track @ IC 4:00 JH 8A VB Regionals 6th Grade Boys BB @ Triopia Tourney IHSA Solo/Ensemble Contest PTO Family Fun Night @ C-ville HS Scholastic Bowl PTO Meeting @ Ashland 7:00 pm School Dismiss at 2:11 pm School Dismiss at 2:11 pm HS Scholastic Bowl NO SCHOOL – Teacher Inst. HS SB/BB vs. Bunker Hill 4:30 pm HS SB/BB vs. Carrollton 4:30 pm HS Scholastic Bowl HS BB vs. Illini Central 10:00 am HS SB vs. Rushville 4:30 pm HS BB vs. South Fulton 4:30 pm HS SB/BB @ Greenfield 4:30 pm HS Track @ ISD 4:00 pm HS Track @ Beardstown 4:00 pm JH Track @ Auburn 4:15 pm HS SB/BB @ Calhoun 4:30 pm HS SB @ Plains 4:30 pm HS SB @ Auburn 4:30 pm HS BB @ Lewistown 4:30 pm JH Track @ Porta 4:00 pm HS SB/BB vs. West Central 4:30 pm Jr. High Solo/Ensemble @ Ashland HS Track @ Jacksonville 4:00 pm


Junctions 123 & 125 - Ashland, Illinois 62612

We are going into your 51st year with big plans!! Our garden center and Lucky‟s will both open for the season in April. All of us are excited about that! We do enjoy the burgers! If you have any special requests from the garden center - let us know. We will be happy to order anything you wish. We look forward to seeing you in April and every day until then!

CHANGES COMING TO ASHLAND’S WATER SYSTEM This spring, Ashland citizens will see construction of two water lines into town, one from the west and one from the south. Great Plains Construction out of Missouri is the contractor for this project. These lines will connect the village with North Morgan Water Cooperative and Cass Rural Water. At the same time, Wallbaum Plumbing of Ashland will be replacing all of the water meters in town, along with about one hundred meter pits and the billing software.. The new meters will be “radio read”, transmitting the readings electronically onto a laptop computer, and then downloaded onto the billing software without any chance of human error in reading the meters, writing the numbers down, and then manually entering them into the computer. The new meters will also be able to record continuous water flow for a 24 hour period, potentially indicating a water line break. The Illinois EPA will fund these improvements with a zero percent interest loan over twenty years, and will forgive twenty five percent of the principal under the 2009 Economic Stimulus Bill. Even with those favorable terms, the citizens of Ashland will experience higher water rates than in the past. Whereas water rates are currently $7.65 per thousand gallons, the new rate will be $22.00 for the first thousand gallons, then $9.25 per thousand after that. That will amount to about a $17.55 per month increase for a home using three thousand gallons. Although this is a substantial amount, doing nothing is NOT an option. The Illinois EPA is withholding several violations of our water treatment plant because we are working to secure an alternate water source and plant. To correct these violations would require several million dollars of upgrades to our existing plant. Our crystal ball is sometimes not as clear as one would wish for when looking at twenty or more years into the future. The village board has looked at alternatives for at least nine years, and several options have been proposed. In light of today‟s information, this path that we are setting upon seems to have the best long term results for our community.


January, February, March Grand Prize Drawing the end of March March 1 - Ken Bradbury, Ashland Library, 7pm March 2 - Ken Bradbury, Pleasant Plains, 7pm March 11 - Barb Nowack, Crepe Dinner, Pleasant Plains, 7pm (postponed from earlier date) March 25 - Author Troy Taylor, Pleasant Plains, 7pm. Author of Haunted Illinois Kicks off Summer Reading Program. The Reading tournament continues to the end of March.

LENTEN SERVICES SCHEDULE 2010

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February 28, 2010 Berea Christian Church ~ 5 PM Preaching ~ Howard Chartier March 7, 2010 Pleasant Plains Church of Christ Preaching ~ Dave McHenry March 14, 2010 New Beginnings Christian Fellowship (SBA) ~ 5 PM Preaching ~ John Sheppard March 21, 2010 Peter Cartwright UMB ~ 5 PM Preaching ~ Keith Masten March 28, 2010 Ashland Church of Christ ~ 5 PM Preaching ~ Pat Hutton April 2, 2010 Good Friday ~ 7 PM Richland Creek Baptist Church Preaching ~ Terry Beauchamp April 4, 2010 Easter Sunrise Service ~ 6:30 AM Ashland United Methodist Church Preaching ~ Wayne Mollohan

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6TH GRADE LADY KNIGHTS LOSE TO PORTA The 6th Grade Lady Knights lost to a tough serving PORTA team 16-25; 23-25; 22-25. Courtney Beddingfield led the Knights with 5 points followed by Dâ€&#x;Arcy Buker with 4. Lindsey Zulawski se4rved up 3 points as Nicole Newcomer, Brittany Smith, and Rebekah Helmich all scored 2. Sidney Donnan, Lauren Pinney, Emilee Rives, Gretchen Throgmorton, Abby Clark, Hailey Allan, Kayla Moffitt, and Alex Brue all had 1 point. The 6th Grade Lady Knights are now 2-2.

7TH GRADE LADY KNIGHTS DEFEAT PORTA The 7th Grade Lady Knights defeated PORTA 25-18; 25-19. In the first game, Baylee Smith served up 5 points in a row for a to give the Knights a 12-11 lead. The Knights never trailed again in the first game as Smith served up game point. In the second game, Alexis Henson served 7 points in a row for an 8-4 Knight lead. Becca Wegs then served up 4 points followed by McKenzie Stephens with 3 more for a 19-9 Knight lead. Henson then came back and served up match point on an ace serve. Henson and Wegs both served up 8 points as Henson had 7 aces and Wegs served up 5 aces. Smith scored 7 points on 2 aces as Stephens added 4 points with 2 aces. Jaime Herder and Kylie Alexander both served up 3 points as Alexander had 3 aces and Herder had 2. Alexander also had 4 assists. The 7th Grade Lady Knights are now 5-3.

8TH GRADE LADY KNIGHTS DEFEAT PORTA The 8th Grade Lady Knights defeated PORTA 25-3; 25-6. In the first game, Sydnee Henry served up 13 points in a row for a 14-1 Knight lead. After 3 points by Natane Butler, Madalyn Elder scored 5 points. The Knights won the first game on a rally point. The second game was much as the first as Breann Knapp started the Knight scoring with 3 points followed by Henry with 3. Maureen Armstrong then served up 13 points as Elder finished up the game with 3 points. Henry scored 16 points on 10 aces with 6 assists. Armstrong added 13 points on 5 aces. Elder had 8 points on 5 aces. Knapp and Butler had 3 points as Butler had 5 kills. Shelbi Thornley had 2 kills and Kaitlin Throgmorton had 2 blocks. The 8th Grade Lady Knights are now 5-3.

COMING SOON! MARCH 1, @ 7PM ASHLAND LOCATION - PRAIRIE SKIES PLD MARCH 2, @ 7PM PLEASANT PLAINS LOCATION

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Ashland Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will be scouting for food on March 13th. They will pick up the food on your porches or you can bring it by the Methodist Church. All the food collected will stay in Ashland. Also on the evening of March 13th the Cub Scouts will be having there pinewood derby. There will also be an open race for anyone to enter for $10.00 and a trophy for 1st place. We have a corporate race with a traveling plaque for the winner of that race. The cost for the corporate race is $25.00. This is a fun night and the proceeds help the pack with expenses. There will be a concession stand that night so come and eat and enjoy the night. Any questions on either the Scouting for Food or the Pinewood Race contact Leslie Winkelman @ 217 691 9581


Lexi Hager recently was presented an award during the annual Illinois Music Educators Associations All-State Conference on Thursday Jan. 28, 2010. Lexi, daughter of Susie and Benny Hager of Ashland, submitted an original piece of art work to be juried and considered for the cover of the Illinois Music Journal. The Illinois Music Journal is the publication sent to music teachers across the entire state of Illinois. Lexi‟s creation was selected as 3rd place in the competition. She is seen here accepting her award from IMEA State President John Heath on the left and IMEA publication editor Bill Froom on the right. Congratulations Lexi – GREAT JOB! On February 13, 2010 the A-C Central S.T.A.R organization sponsored the Sweetheart dance in the school cafeteria . The Junior Court Attendants were as follows: Devon Armstrong, Fallon Devlin, Drew Hoffman, Brittany Stribling, Chad Homer, and Madalyn Allen. The Senior Court Members were as follows: Alyx Smith, Cass Wessel, Morgan Holmes, Levi Carlock, Amanda Hoffman, Dylan Armstrong, Grace Johnson, John Atterbery, Raya Cloninger, and Matt Simon. Grace Johnson and Cameron Hager were the prince and princess returning from 2009, and presented their titles to Brittany Stribling and Devon Armstrong. The King and Queen from 2009 were Jeni Rives and Brett Stuhmer. Brett Stuhmer was unable to attend because of his military obligations. The King and Queen for the 2010 Sweetheart Dance were Cass Wessel and Grace Johnson. The dance theme was “Love Song” and was a great success. Pictured: 2010 King Cass Wessel and Queen Grace Johnson

DEVLIN AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP TO COLLEGE OF ACES Christopher Devlin, of Ashland, IL, was honored as a recipient of the Jonathan Baldwin Turner (JBT) Scholarship during a banquet held at the Illini Union on the Urbana Campus of the University of Illinois. Christopher is majoring in agricultural and biological engineering. Christopher graduated from A-C Central High School and is the son of Chris and Terri Devlin. Christopher‟s JBT Scholarship is funded by John Deere. The University of Illinois college of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) established the JBT Scholarship Program to recognize high school students who have demonstrated academic excellence, good citizenship, and leadership skills. Jonathan Baldwin Turner, a pioneer of agricultural education in Illinois and the nation, epitomized the spirit and the intent of the scholarships bearing his name. This year, 52 high school students of diverse social background and geographic origins were awarded a JBT Scholarship 31st anniversary of the program. Congratulations to Christopher!


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PTO Sponsors Book Sale to Benefit A-C Central Middle & Sr. High School Library February was a great month for the A-C Central Library in Ashland. The PTO sponsored the Scholastic Book Sale during winter parent/teacher conferences in an attempt to increase the paperback offerings in the school library. Scholastic Inc. offered a substantial quantity of quality reading and reference materials for the library’s collection as an incentive. All middle and high school students and faculty will be the beneficiaries of this project. Thanks to all who made purchases or volunteered to work during the event!

March 2010 - Ashland Scoop  

March 2010 Edition of the Ashland Scoop, Ashland, IL

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