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The Scoop

April 2010 Volume 3 - Issue 4


The Ashland “Scoop” Newsletter committee would like to say thanks for two successful years of our newsletter. We appreciate the support received from everyone. A special thanks for all of our advertisers for their support. We look forward to serving the community in the coming issues. -The Committee-


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The village of Ashland is having the spring rock sale during the month of April. Price will be $22.50 per ton. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PREPAID BEFORE DELIVERY. To order, contact city hall at 217-476-3317. Ashland residents only. The village of Ashland will NOT be having a clean up day this year. ASHLAND CITY WIDE GARAGE SALE Help for cabin fever! Mark your calendar and start cleaning your closets now. The annual Ashland Spring Garage Sales will be Saturday, April 17th.

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!!

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - APRIL 4, 2010 The choir will present their annual Easter cantata, Come Touch the Robe, at 10:30 a.m. during the worship service. Please plan to bring your kids to Sunday school for the Easter Egg Hunt and then stay to enjoy the musical program.

FBC YOUTH GROUP ACTIVITIES... April 4 - Easter - Easter Egg hunt during the Sunday school hour.

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 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 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 contact: 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


April 4, 2010

Good Friday ~ 7 PM Richland Creek Baptist Church Preaching Terry Beauchamp

Easter Sunrise Service 6:30 AM Ashland United Methodist Church Preaching ~ Wayne Mollohan

April 7, 14, and 28 - Hot dogs at 6:30 p.m. with youth group for children grades 1-6 at 7:00 p.m. April 21 - Family Night Supper at 6:00 p.m. with youth group at 7:00 p.m.

FBC TRIVIA NIGHT - SUNDAY APRIL 11 Due to a community scheduling conflict, FBC Trivia Night has been changed to Sunday, April 11 (originally scheduled for Saturday, April 10). 5:30 p.m. - Bring a dish to share. 6:00 p.m. Trivia begins. No pre-registration or fee required to attend. Bring a team of 6-10 and come join us. It is a great time of food, fun and fellowship!

A NOTE OF THANKS... From the family of Harold Barfield: We would like to send our thanks to everyone for all of the cards, thoughts, and prayers at the time of his passing. We especially thank our wonderful church family for everything.

FIRST CITIZEN NOMINATIONS Do you know someone you feel should receive the Ashland First Citizen Award given annually at the Summer Days Celebration? If you do, please send a note telling who and why to Debbie Greer at 404 W. Progress St, Ashland, or e-mail Scot Atwood at The committee would like your suggestions by May 1st. Community Days June 25 - 27, 2010

It’s the Spring Thing Its Spring; finally Spring! Not just on the calendar. Already the dead-appearing grass is greening up and the daffodils are blooming near south side foundations. The light of Spring is a part of the cycle of life. It would not be such a “big deal” if it had not been proceeded by the darkness of Winter. Somehow now it’s easier to believe in revival, restoration and even the Resurrection itself. We all know that life as we experience it, has its dark moments. Without the gruesome aspects of what we in the English speaking world call “Good Friday”, there could not have bee the glorious reality of the Resurrection. Without the shedding of blood - the Blood of the perfect Lamb of God - there could be no forgiveness of sin. This compelling story is no ordinary biography. The Cross is the Crux of the Christian faith. The Resurrection is the substance of Hope for Eternal Life. For early Christians who witnessed it first hand, it was the immutable fact. Peter denied Him. Thomas doubted Him. But very soon he would be compelled to exclaim, “My Lord and my God” [John 20:28]. Then Jesus told him, “because you have seen me you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believed.” That’s us! Too bad Judas was the only disciple that did not hang around long enough to see Christ’s awesome power of Life, Love and Forgiveness. He betrayed Jesus. He betrayed Himself. He hung himself and missed the opportunity of a lifetime. In some way is that us? Is that the life choice of our loved ones, neighbors and the strangers across the street and around the world? Let us hope and act like it is not! We, like the disciples and the loyal women that accompanied Jesus, get caught up in a swirl of human emotions. But in a short time: Concern was turned into Joy Doubt into Faith Fear into Courage Hiding into Action. That is what the Resurrection is all about. It is the testimony of transformed behavior and regenerated lives that mark the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Peter in his second letter [1:16-18] stated emphatically, “We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eye witnesses of His majesty. For He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to Him from the Majestic Glory saying, “This is my Son whom I love: with Him I am well pleased’. We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with Him on the sacred mountain.” {This was concerning The Transfiguration that many believe provided Jesus with the spiritual stamina to endure the Cross}. Jesus is the “first born”. We are heirs, because Jesus fulfilled His calling this kind of power is available to all Christians to live transformed lives; walking step by step with the Living Savior. Every day holds the promises of Spring and the opportunity of eternal life. John Sheppard

A-C CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH-A-THON SETS A RECORD RAISES OVER $2,200 Donates money in honor of Nick French


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The middle school students at A-C Central (grades 5-8) have raised $2,208.14 for the children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. This is the largest amount ever raised! This hospital treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases, regardless of financial need, and conducts research to find cures. There were 51 students participating this year. That is outstanding for a school of our size. Over the last eleven years, A-C Central has raised $13,534.10 for this great cause. The Math-A-Thon sponsor is Carrie Jo Donnan. This year, we are donating the money in honor of Nick French, a boy from Virginia who is currently in the midst of treatment at St. Jude’s. We are inspired by his strength and courage and wish him all the best in the treatments that he faces in the days ahead. The following students raised over $125: Lane Newell $141, Kane Landon $140, Jacob Webber $134.25 (basketball), David Miller $125 (headphones), and Jewel Reed $125 (basketball). They will receive a certificate, t-shirt, one ticket to Six Flags, a backpack and a special prize of their choice mentioned above. Lane Newell and Kane Landon donated their ticket, backpack, and big prize back to the children at St. Jude’s. The following students raised $75 up to $125: Richard Miller $101, Quinn Allen $100, Phillip Wessel $91, Cerys Boston $85, Brandon Eskew $75, Tanner Force $75, and Kayla Moffitt $75. They will receive a certificate, t-shirt, one ticket to Six Flags and a backpack. Quinn Allen and Cerys Boston donated their ticket and backpack back to the children at St. Jude’s. The following students raised $35 up to $75: Erin Kelly $46, Austin Fields $43, Eric Savage $42, Robert Tungate $42, Allyson Quick $41, Hallie Greer $36, Zachary Kays $36, Deanna Eilers $35.63, Carlee Critchelow $35.01, Sabrena Reek $35, Briley Eilers $35, Tiffani Homer $35, Jennifer Adkins $35, Jessie Millner $35, Sidney Donnan $35, and Emma Lynn $35. They will receive a certificate, tshirt, and one ticket to Six Flags. Erin Kelly, Tiffani Homer, and Sidney Donnan donated their ticket back to the children at St. Jude’s. Be sure to check the expiration date of the Six Flags ticket. These students raised less than $35: Westin Duckwiler $33, Molly Betters $31, Quinlan Mahoney $27, Taylor Hamblin $24, Madison Donaldson $22, Darcy Buker $22, Emily Koch $20, Becca Wegs $20, Kylee Fields $20, Ty Kesselring $15, Nicolle Correll $15, Kirby Cowman $11, Adam Hoffman $11, Hailey Allan $10, Serena Nicholas $10, Nicole Newcomer $10, McKenzie Stephens $7, Cadence Smith $5, Austin Crowhurst $5, Brian Koch $5, Samantha Koehler $3, Kendra Escudero $1.25, Jordan Reek $1, and Cheyenne Gain $1. They will receive a certificate. All students who participated will have Casey’s pizza for lunch at school. Thanks to everyone who has made a contribution. You are truly making a difference in the lives of children around the world.

The Cass County Historical & Genealogical Society, located at 109 S. Front Street in Virginia will sponsor a meeting open to the public on April 13, 7 p.m. in the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Virginia. The featured speaker will be Roy French. There is no charge and refreshments are served. The society office has been closed for the winter and has reopened March 10, 2010. Hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. In May we will be opened on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon). Other times by appointment by calling the office at 217-452-7977 (leave message) or 473-9080. We are always looking for new members and if anyone has a spare day to help at the office please contact us. Our officers are President, Carol Orwig; V. President, Norma Morris; Secretary, Ron Harris and Treasurer, Ernest Launer with Don Newell, Leigh Morris, Bill Reynolds, Dale Robertson, Mary J Stock and Janet Bell as board members.

It’s a Time to Celebrate! A hand full of classmates (willing or not) along with the help of Star Hager agreed to the challenge of tracking down twenty years worth of A-C Central graduates. This has been no easy task by any means, but Thank the Good Lord for technology. We have narrowed the search from 725 to around 60 alumni whom we are still waiting to respond to our constant pestering of addresses and information. In conjunction with the Ashland Summer Days (mark your calendars, June 25-27) we would like to host a celebration for the anniversary of this consolidation. It is at this time and in the weeks ahead we will need the helping hands and support of our communities. We are seeking more involvement and development of an A-C Alumni Association Board, assistance in processing a bulk mailing and volunteering and organizing fund raisers. We have discussed several ideas, which include both Ashland and Chandlerville villages. We are looking for classmates who have graduated from 1990present. Please check out our Facebook page (A-C Central Alumni) or contact the following individuals if you have any interest in joining: Monica McClure Jennifer (Birch) Roberts Amanda (Devlin) Newell

Kristen (Malinak) Milligan Lisa (Keeney) Thaxton

217-971-6394 217-415-8122

Thank You to JR Blair and West Central Bank who have donated funds to get the ball rolling with our A-C Alumni Association. Also, we’d like to Thank the Ashland Summer Days committee for helping and working with us through this experience. Organizing events for our community is a thankless job; we appreciate everything you do for our town and children. Thank You.


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Prairie Skies Public Library District Ashland Location “Books and Brew” Mondays & Wednesdays 9-11 Pleasant Plains Location “Books and Brew” Tuesdays & Thursdays - 9-11 Watch for Summer Reading Programs Beginning in June Ashland Location Hours: Mon / Wed: 9 am - 7 pm Tues / Thurs / Fri: 9 am - 5 pm Sat: 9 am - 2 pm

Pleasant Plains Location Hours: Mon / Wed / Fri: 9 am - 5pm Tues / Thurs: 9 am - 7 pm Sat: 9 am - 2 pm

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 … 1:30 p.m. on April 6th at the Baptist Church Hall. The program will be “Portray Mary Todd Lincoln”. SENIOR SAINTS… The Senior Saints will meet at Baptist Church Hall, April 17 at 6:00 pm. Bring a salad or dessert and your favorite topping for a baked potato. Reservations can be made by calling 4768848. LOOKING AHEAD… In January of 2011, The First Baptist Church of Ashland will be celebrating the 125th Anniversary of it’s founding. FREE-CHILDREN’S WOODEN SWING SET.. Children's wooden swing set with attached slide. If interested, please call 652-6127. FOR SALE…. 2000 Chevy Astro Utility Van with 114,000 miles. Good condition - Great for a construction van $2500—OBO Call:971-3874 NOTICE….. As of April 1st I will no longer be accepting sewing or alteration projects. Thank You for your many years of patronage and friendship. - Beverly Donnan 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. AHS ALUMNI BANQUET…. Saturday May 29th at Pete Gutmann Gymnasium. The program is “Remembering Former Teachers” Dress is casual. MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM… The Memorial Day Program will be Monday, May 31st, at the A-C Central School at 10:00 a.m. A chicken dinner will be served. ASHLAND COMMUNITY DAYS… Friday, June 25 - Sunday June 27th. Watch for details and a schedule of events.



Ruth Ann (Mathy) Bradburn, age 79 of Smiths Station, AL, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2010, at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, AL. Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Vance Memorial Chapel, Phoenix City, AL with interment at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Ruth graduated from Ashland High School in 1948. She continued her education becoming an RN and worked for Cobb Hospital and Alabama Medical Center. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, working crossword puzzles and watching baseball. Mrs. Bradburn was born November 9, 1930 in Springfield, IL to John and Anna (Hubert) Mathy. She is survived by one daughter, Nancy (Richard) Sanders of Birmingham and one son Richard (Carolyn Sue) of Smiths, AL, one brother, Jerry Mathy of South Carolina, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and caring friends. She was proceeded in death by her parents, six brothers, LeRoy "Roy", Roland "Rabbit", Willard "Post", Delmar "Dink", John Jr., Richard Vernon and four sisters, Gladys Holmes, Shirley Daniel, Mardell Canfield, and Joan Draughn.

April Birthdays 1 - Eloise Quinley 1 - Rick Edwards (41st) 3 - Marilyn (Fulton) Holmes 4 - Donna Farmer (81st) 4 - Adam Blair 5 - Carolyn (Heather) McDonald 9 - Dick Gutmann 13 - Bill Blair 15 - Don Parsons 20 - Jeanne Fulton Holmes

20 - Brandon “Crew Chief” Eskew (12th) 20 - Jane (Elliott) Speck (former resident) 20 - Ethan Mayes 22 - Calvin Kelley 25 - Norman Bryant 26 - Dale DeGroot (81st) 26 - Amy Christison 26 - Brayden Pettit (7th) 30 - Carroll Houston (82nd)

April Anniversaries 5 - Jeff & Beth Cosner - 30 yrs 8 - Dan & Alice Kern - 32 yrs 8 - Ron & Don Hoagland - 15 yrs 20 - JR & Kathie Blair - 36 yrs

EPA AWARD WINNERS Four sixth grade students at A-C Central Jr. High were selected to receive special awards from the Environmental Protection Agency’s poster and poetry contest. This contest was held for all 5th and 6th graders across the state of Illinois. The students prepared for the contest in Dena Leinberger’s Science class. Lauren Pinney was selected as one of the top 6 finalists in the Poetry/Prose Contest and Kolby Vandenbergh was selected as one of the top 6 finalists in the Poster Contest. These two students will receive a $50.00 savings bond. Kendra Escudero was recognized in the top 50 for her Poetry/Prose and Kristian Helton was recognized in the top 50 for his Poster. All four students will be honored at a banquet in Springfield Saturday, April 10th. Lauren Pinney, Kendra Escudero, Kristian Helton, Kolby Vandenbergh

Allyson Quick, the daughter of Gary & Claudia Quick, an 8th Grade student at A-C Central Middle School, Ashland, was a participant in the Regional Spelling Bee held March 13th at Springfield Christian School, Westside Christian Church, Springfield. All contestants received a trophy, certificate of participation, and Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.

Congratulations to all students!

Claim This Picture

If you were in third or fourth grade at Ashland Grade School in 1946, there may be a picture of you at Printers Ink. Stop by and take a look.

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! WATCH FOR OPENING DATES TO GET YOUR BURGERS, ICE CREAM, AND FLOWERS GIANT CRAFT/ FLEA MARKET PLANNED FOR THE CLAYVILLE SPRING FESTIVAL MAY 22 & 23 The Pleasant Plains Historical Society is seeking exhibitors for the craft and flea market planned for Clayville’s spring festival May 22nd and 23rd. Clayville is a historic stagecoach stop on Rt. 125, one mile each of Pleasant Plains. The Craft/Flea market will consist of antiques and collectibles, as well as a variety of handmade crafts. This is an outdoor event and will be held rain or shine. Space rental is $60 for a 20’x15’ spot, $110 for a 20’x30’, and $150 for a 20’ x 45’. The cost covers both days of the event. To reserve an exhibitor space, please contact Debbie Hill at 626-1570 or 4150540 after 5:00 p.m. weekdays. There are many activities planned for the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, local artisans will be demonstrating their talents. The Broadwell Inn and the Batterton cabin will be open for touring. There will also be a civil war encampment and a children’s carnival. Local musicians will keep you entertained with everything from dulcimer to bluegrass. You can also take a ride through historic Clayville by way of stagecoach. Food will be available all week-end.


The children’s carnival will have tickets for purchase. Times and admission prices: Sunday, May 23rd 9am – 4 pm

21 22 22 23 Friday, May 21st 8pm – Midnight

“Southern Cross” Band and cash bar Adults $3

Saturday, May 22nd 9am – 6 pm Daytime activities described above

$3 adults $1 Children 7-12 Younger than 7 – free

Saturday, May 22nd 8pm – Midnight “Ransom” Band with cash bar Adults $3

Daytime activities described above

Adults $3 $1 Children 7-12 Younger than 7 - Free

For other inquiries, contact Dan Usherwood at 691-4533 or go to

The A-C Central Jr. High Science Fair was held on Wednesday, Feb. 24. The following honors were earned by the students: Outstanding: Cerys Boston and Parrish Smith, Shelbi Thornley, Madalyn Elder and Kaitlin Throgmorton, Ty Kesselring and Craig Houchin, Allyson Quick First Place: Natane Butler and Morgan McNeal, Ethan Carlock and Eric Stroisch, Hannah Miller, Tiffani Homer and Breann Knapp, Kane Landon and Blake Mowry, Brian Koch and Jacob Barla, Ethan Brue, Sydnee Henry, McKenzie Stephens Baylee Smith, Madison Donaldson and Cheyenne Gain, Robert Tungate, Taylor Miller, Ryan Woodard, Molly Betters and Nathan Bright, Westin Duckwiler and Riley Cowman, Kristin Irlam and Becca Wegs, Kyle Winkleman and Curtis Bright, Emma Lynn and Alexis Brewers


Second Place: Rachel Smith and Heather Gleason, Austin Fields, JacLynn Willis and Kaitlynn Cole, Will Harris, Sabrena Reek, Taylor Hamblin, Quinn Allen, Carrie Allen and Megan Anderson, Gavin Miley, Chrystal Haselett and Hoaby Hoagland, Chance Richardson

Front: L-R: Allyson Quick, Cerys Boston, Shelbi Thornley, Craig Houchin

Third Place: Summer Koehler and Leah Duckwiler and Alexis Snyder, Jake Sherman, Drake Houser, Jennifer Adkins, Shawn Green and Ryan May and Clinton Logue

Back: L-R: Kaitlin Throgmorton, Madalyn Elder, Parrish Smith, Ty Kesselring

The Outstanding Projects will compete in the Regional Science Fair at Lincoln Land Community College on Saturday, March 27, 2010. Congratulations to all participants!

VICTORIA PHERIGO NAMED STUDENT OF THE MONTH AT A-C CENTRAL Congratulations to Victoria Pherigo for being selected Student of the Month for February at A-C Central High School. Miss Pherigo is the daughter of Kelly and Christine Pherigo of Chandlerville. Victoria is a leader both in and out of the classroom as evidenced by her involvement in various school activities. She is a member of STAR Concert, Marching and Pep Band, National Honor Society, Student Council, Spanish Club and Project 2000. Miss Pherigo plans on attending Lincoln Land Community College, then transferring to a four-year university. She is undecided about her major field of study. Congratulations to Victoria on this significant honor!

The 8th graders at A-C Central Middle School attended the Reality Store on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 in Jacksonville. The Store, organized by the University of Illinois Extension Office, is designed to help students learn how to budget their money in real life situations. They choose a profession and what type of car and house they want to purchase. Then they are faced with cost of living expenses: buying groceries, paying for insurance, etc., and even some unexpected expenses throughout the day. They must write a check for every expense. At the end of the day, the goal is to have a positive balance in the checking account. Our students did an outstanding job and had a great time!


651 S. Job St., Virginia, IL. 62691 710 Maple Ave., Rushville, IL. 62681 Jodie Tate, County Director Event Calendar April 10 – 4-H Trivia Night, St. Luke’s Catholic Hall, 6:00 p.m., Virginia April 29 – Timber Harvesting Telenet, 6:30 p.m., Virginia For more information or to register for any of our upcoming events, please call: Cass Co. Extension office at 217-452-3211

Apr. 2 Apr. 2 Apr. 3 Apr. 5 Apr. 6 Apr. 7 Apr. 8


Apr. 9 Apr. 10 Apr. 11 Apr. 12 Apr. 14 Apr. 15 Apr. 16-17 Apr. 17 Apr. 18 Apr. 19

Apr. 20


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Apr. 28 Apr. 29

School dismissed @ 2:11 pm JH Track @ Beardstown HS Track @ New Berlin HS SB & BB @ West Central NO SCHOOL (Spring Break) HS SB vs. Porta HS BB Redbird Classic HS SB @ Griggsville-Perry HS SB vs. Brown County HS BB vs. Brown County JH Track @ Greenfield HS Track @ Athens HS SB & BB @ Brown County HS BB vs. Rushville JH Track @ Waverly 9:00 am HS SB @ Porta Tourney ACV Booster Meeting 7:00 @ Va City Hall HS Track @ New Berlin HS BB @ Beardstown HS Track @ Jacksonville HS SB & BB vs. New Berlin JH Track @ Waverly IHSA Organizational Contest HS BB @ Lutheran Round Robin JH/HS Athletic Banquet 3:00 pm JH Track @ Havana HS Track @ Carrollton HS SB @ South Fulton JH Track @ ISD HS SB & BB @ Triopia HS Track @ Rushville HS SB & BB vs. Triopia HS BB vs. Northwestern IHSA Bass Fishing Sectionals HS Musical JH Track @ Rushville HS SB @ Havana JH Track @ Porta HS Track @ ISD HS SB & BB @ Routt HS BB @ Pleasant Plains JH Track @ Greenfield HS Track @ ISD HS SB & BB vs. Routt

5th Grade High Honors - All A’s Emily Koch

6th Grade High Honors - All A’s Jackson Allen Sidney Donnan Lauren Pinney Eric Savage Kolby Vandenbergh

7th Grade High Honors - All A’s Kristin Irlam Emma Lynn

8th Grade High Honors - All A’s Allyson Quick Parrish Smith Cerys Boston Ty Kesselring Rachel Smith

5th Grade Honors A’s & B’s Only Kirby Cowman Erin Kelly Bailie Devlin Quinlan Mahoney Adam Hoffman

Dante Simpson Hallie Greer Jessie Millner Christian Warden

5th Grade Honorable Mention Min. GPA 3.0 Zach Kays Serena Nicholas Samantha Koehler Lane Newell

6th Grade Honors A’ & B’s Only Kylee Fields Cadence Smith Anna Henry David Miller Alex Brue

Kendra Escudero Kayla Moffitt Gretchen Throgmorton

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6th Grade Honorable Mention Min. GPA 3.0 Briley Eilers Brittany Smith Austin Cuba Hailey Allen Emilee Rives Cheyenne Barrett Kobe Turner

7th Grade Honors A’ & B’s Only Mckenzie Stephens Quinn Allen Carrie Allen Taylor Miller Sabrena Reek

Alexis Brewers Gavin Miley Megan Anderson Madison Donaldson Cheyenne Gain

Dustin Noble Brandon Eskew Tanner Force Carlee Critchelow Conor Richard Stephanie Snyder Nicolle Correll

7th Grade Honorable Mention Min. GPA 3.0 Becca Wegs Baylee Smith Kyle Winkelman Hoaby Hoagland Molly Betters Chrystal Haselett

8th Grade Honors A’ & B’s Only Kaitlin Throgmorton Heather Gleason Madalyn Elder Tiffani Homer Brian Koch

Phillip Wessel Jared Curry Hezekiah Richmond

Craig Houchin Ethan Brue Natane Butler Sydnee Henry Jacob Barla

Ryan Woodard Kyler Walle Jennifer Adkins Riley Cowman Curtis Bright Nathan Bright

8th Grade Honorable Mention Min. GPA 3.0 Breann Knapp Eric Stroisch Summer Koehler Austin Fields Morgan McNeal

Nicholas Sherman Kane Landon Alexis Synder Leah Duckwiler

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Freshmen High Honors - All A’s Tayler Ruppel Carmen Savage Jalen Leinberger

Freshmen Honors A’s & B’s Only Courtney Bedtka Ross Cloninger Valerie Escudero Allison Jacobs

Sophomores High Honors - All A’s Maggie Allen Lindsey Cole Kristina Simmons Elizabeth Quick Bennett Smith Hannah Capps Marlee Landon

Sophomores Honors A’ & B’s Only Kayla Anderson Will Edge Taylor Koch

Juniors High Honors - All A’s Teagan Smith

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Seniors High Honors - All A’s Lexi Hager Samantha Petefish Victoria Pherigo

Sicely Nicholas Lauren Pfaffe Joseph Ratliff

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Seniors Honors A’ & B’s Only Phoebe Betters Levi Carlock Raya Cloninger Cameron Hager Amanda Hoffman

COMBINED MEETING OF THE A-C CENTRAL AND VIRGINIA SCHOOL BOARDS Thursday, April 15, 2010 Ashland Baptist Church Hall 6:30 pm To discuss moving forward with consolidation!

Morgan Holmes Kayla Houchin Grace Johnson Kim Yeley

Freshmen Honorable Mention Min. GPA 3.0 w/ No D’s or F’s Carmen Savage Tayler Ruppel Stacey Eskew April Leinberger

Zach Fields Bradley Birdsell Hannah DeGroot Jessica Miller

Sophomores Honorable Mention Min. GPA 3.0 w/ No D’s or F’s Cali Edwards Sarah Miller Lindsey Birdsell Nathan Mahoney Alexis Henry

Juniors Honorable Mention Min. GPA 3.0 w/ No D’s or F’s Sarah Pherigo Brittany Thomas Danielle Bright Carly Abbott

Seniors Honorable Mention Min. GPA 3.0 w/No D’s or F’s Cass Wessel Alyx Smith Emily Rust Ian Abbott

Dylan Armstrong Rick Northrop Cassie Shive


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A-C Central presents Seussical the Musical What do you get when you take a mischievous cat, a caring elephant, a boy with a vivid imagination, a trouble making kangaroo, an entire planet of teeny tiny people, some birds, some monkeys, and a great menagerie of other animals and place them all in the Jungle of Nool? Well, you get the whimsical world of Seussical the Musical. That’s what! Seussical the Musical incorporates many of the best loved characters and lessons found in an array of the ever popular Dr. Seuss books. Narrated by The Cat in the Hat (Amanda Hoffman), the story centers around the book “Horton Hears A Who!”. Horton the Elephant (Brandon Smith), who after hearing a desperate cry for help, tries valiantly to protect the tiny citizens of Who-ville, who live on a tiny speck of dust on a clover. Led by the trouble-making jungle matriarch Sour Kangaroo (Alyx Smith), he is ridiculed by his jungle friends in “Biggest Blame Fool.” Yet in his heart, Horton truly believes that “a person’s a person, no matter how small”. Moved by Horton’s compassion, the shy and self-conscious Gertrude McFuzz (Lexi Hager) falls in love with Horton but is distressed that he doesn’t notice her because of her plain single feathered tail. Horton befriends a boy Who named JoJo (Haley Pfaffe) who thinks Thinks much like he himself thinks. JoJo’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mayor (Cody Miller and Kim Yeley) don’t think much of their son’s Thinks when it disrupts his classes and irritates his teachers. JoJo tries hard not to think Thinks anymore but his imagination takes him to places where anything is possible in “It’s Possible”. Out of desperation to help their son, Mr. and Mrs. Mayor decide to send JoJo to a military school run by the slightly misguided General Gengus Khan Schmitz (Drew Hoffman), The manipulative, self-centered and vain Mayzie La Bird (Phoebe Betters) convinces Horton to sit on her egg, eventually realizing she would not make a good parent and ultimately decides to do the best thing she can for the egg. Other Seuss characters making an appearance include Bird Girls (Lindsey Allan, Victoria Pherigo, SammyJo Petefish), The Grinch (Matt Simon), Wickersham Brothers, the Whos, Things 1 & 2, Yertle the Turtle, and the Hunches. Come see Seussical the Musical as A-C Central High School proudly brings you 2 performances on Sat April 24 at 7:00 and a dinner theater showing on Sun April 25 beginning at 1:00 . Tickets are $3, $5, and $18 for the reserved dinner theater. Call the school at 476-3312 for tickets or more information.

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Ashland Cub Scout Pack 125 & Boyscout Troop 125 participated in the scouting for food on March 13th and collected 328 lbs of food for the Ashland Food Pantry. Thank you Ashland for donating to this cause. Also on March 13th we held our pinewood derby race. 1st place -Jared Curry 2nd place -Cole Fanning 3rd place - Marshall English 4th place - Carter Logue 5th place - Callum Smith They will all be competing in the Honest Abe District Pinewood Derby Race being held on March 27th at Routt High School in Jacksonville. Good Luck Pack 125.

Lauren Jae Swearingen and Jonathon Forrest Mosley, both of Champaign, were married at 3:00 p.m. on August 29, 2009 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Mahomet. The bride’s parents are Jerry and Sue Hinshaw of Hudson. The groom’s parents are Jeff and Laura Mosley of Arrowsmith. Maternal grandparents are Bob and Ginny Herriott, Joyce Herriott and Dorine Swearingen. Paternal grandparents are Linda and the late John Devlin, and Jerry and Jayne Lock. The bride’s attendants were Anna Swearingen, Maid of Honor; and bridesmaids Lena Swearingen, Allison Mosley, Kami Irvin and Carrie Ward. The groom’s attendants were Bryan Barnett, Best man; and groomsmen Jamison Mosley, Adam Wyant, Ryan Heaton, Kevin Ward. The ushers were Brandon Reichart, Brock Reichart, Clayton Reiser and Christopher Devlin. Madison Devlin was the Flower Girl and Cade Hinshaw was the Ring Bearer. The reception was at the Laborer’s International Union of North America in Urbana. Lauren earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from St. Francis school of Nursing in Peoria, and is currently working in the emergency department at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. Jonathon earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois, and is currently working for the Animal Sciences department while also working on a master’s degree. The couple resides in rural Champaign.

Sponsored by Ashland Church of Christ Saturday, April 10th at 7:00 P.M. Presentation to be held at A-C Central High School 601 Buchanan St., Ashland, IL

A-C CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS WIN AT REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR Students at A-C Central Middle School were very successful at the Regional Science Fair. Shelbi Thornley’s project was chosen as one of the top 20 jr. high Projects. Ty Kesselring and Crag Houchin’s project was chosen as Outstanding Project in Consumer Science. Of the five projects, one received an Outstanding Award—Shelbi Thornley—and the other four received First Place Ratings—Ty Kesselring and L-R: Ty Kesselring, Craig Houchin, Craig Houchin, Allyson Quick, Parrish Shelbi Thornley, Allyson Quick Smith and Cerys Boston, Kaitlin Throgmorton and Madalyn Elder. Three projects were chosen to move on to the State Science Fair held at the University of Illinois on Saturday, May 8th: Shelbi Thornley, Ty Kesselring and Craig Houchin, and Allyson Quick. Congratulations to all participants!! 8TH GRADE LADY KNIGHTS WIN REGIONAL The 8th Grade Lady Knights defeated Pawnee in the Regional Championship game of the 8-2A Pawnee Regional. The match went point for point but the Lady Knights were able to pull out the Regional Championship win. In the first game, Pawnee took the first lead before Natane Butler tied the score at 5 on 3 service points. Rachel Helmich then gave the Knights a 12-10 lead on 3 service points. Sydnee Henry scored 2 points for a 17-15 Knight lead. Then with a 21-20 lead, Shelbi Thornley served up 3 points for the 25-20 first game win. The second game was much as the first before Madalyn Elder served up 3 points for an 8 -5 Knight lead. Breann Knapp then served up 4 points for a 16-9 lead. Pawnee then scored 3 points before Henry scored 2 for a 19-13 Knight lead. Pawnee once again fought back scoring 4 points to pull within 1 point. After a rally point, Butler served up 5 points for a 25-18 match win. Butler led the Knights with 9 points and 4 aces. Elder followed with 6 points, 6 kills and 3 stuffs. Henry added 5 points, 6 kills, 12 assists and 2 digs. Knapp and Thornley both had 4 points and 2 assists as Thornley added 2 kills. Helmich had 3 points as Maureen Armstrong added 2 kills. Kaitlin Throgmorton added 3 stuffs.

Front: L-R: Becca Wegs, Natane Butler, Breann Knapp, Shelbi Thornley, Maureen Armstrong, Rachel Helmich Middle: L-R: Kylie Alexander, McKenzie Stephens Back: L-R: Coach Dena Leinberger, Gina Waid, Sydnee Henry, Madalyn Elder, Kaitlin Throgmorton, Allyson Quick, Baylee Smith, Emma Lynn, Coach Krista Privia

April 2010 - Ashland Scoop  

April 2010 Edition of the Ashland Scoop - Ashland, Illinois

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