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May 2011 — Volume 4 - Issue 5


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BEREA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Minister Edward J.Moretto 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. Patricia Hutton 476.8858 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 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 Tuesday Corporate Prayer @ 7:00 pm Saturday‟s Men‟s Prayer Breakfast @ 8:00 am

Baptist Church - Mother-Daughter Tea The Mission Circles of the Baptist Church will present Samantha Boston and a “Tea Party” on Sunday, May 1st at 3:00 pm. All women are invited to bring their own tea cup and saucer, as well as any “story” that goes with it. Tea sets and tea pots will be on display.

WANTED MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS Ashland United Methodist Church‟s MotherDaughter Banquet will be May 7th. A Chuck Wagon dinner will be at 5:30 pm. Come in your western wear and have a “boot-kickin‟” good time. Adults, $6.00, 10 and under, $3.00. Reservations are taken until May 1st. Call either 476-3392 or 4763581 to make reservations.

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The following students from A-C Central Middle School qualified to participate in the Regional Science Fair held at Lincoln Land Community College on Saturday, March 26th: Quinn Allen, Alex Brue and Briley Eilers, Kendra Escudero, Sidney Donnan and Lindsey Zulawski, Eric Savage and Kolby Vandenbergh, and Gretchen Throgmorton and Brittany Smith. The Science Fair sponsor is Dena Leinberger.

MAY SCHOOL CALENDAR May 2 ..... FFA Awards Reception - 7:00 pm ACV JH Track @ N. Greene - 1:00 pm May 3 ..... ACV HS Bbb/Gsb vs. N. Greene - 4:30 pm May 4 ..... ACV HS Gsb vs. Beardstown - 4:30 pm May 5 ..... ACV JH Track @ Beardstown - 4:00 pm May 7 ..... ACV JH Sectional Track May 8 ACV Athletic Booster Meeting - 7:00 pm @ Virginia City Hall May 9 ..... ACV HS Bbb @ Havana - 4:30 pm ACV HS G/B Track @ Beardstown - 4:00 pm ACV JH Track @ Athens - 4:00 pm May 10 .... HS Academic Awards - 7:00 pm A-C PTO Meeting - 7:00 pm in Chandlerville ACV HS B Track @ IC - 3:30 pm May 11 .... ACV JH Track @ ISD - 12:30 pm May 14 .... A-C Central PROM May 15 .... ACV Athletic Banquet @ Ashland Gym May 16 .... HS Spring Concert - 7:00 pm May 17 .... JH Spring Concert - 7:00 pm May 20 .... A-C Elementary End of Year Play Day May 22 .... HS Graduation - 2:00 pm May 26 .... Dismiss @ 11:30 am JH Graduation - 7:00 pm

Irises Available for Viewing & Ordering Over 350 Varieties in Bloom for your enjoyment on Saturdays & Sundays May 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22 & 29 & 30 Hours 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Located at: Congratulations to all participants! Kern Acres, Front: L-R: Lindsey Zulawski, Gretchen Throgmorton, 12517 St. Rt. 125, Pleasant Sidney Donnan, Brittany Smith, Alex Brue Plains, IL

Back: L-R: Briley Eilers, Quinn Allen, Eric Savage, Kolby Vandenbergh, Kendra Escudero

Also Oil Painting Demonstration on May 21 & 22. Betty Kern, 217-626-1552

Co. Gardner Construction 2878 Panther G rove Road Ashland, IL 6261 2


Cell: 217-341-3415 Leave Message 217-476-8135

Remodel Kitchen & Baths Replace Roof & Room Additions

Prentice Farmers Elevator 2303 Elevator Avenue Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3516 or 1.800.255.8659 James R. Blakeman, Manager 4 locations to serve you: Prentice, Philadelphia, Strawns Crossing, and Tallula.

Dealers in Grain, Seed and Kent Feeds.

May 28th Ashland High School 125th Annual Banquet May 30th Memorial Day Program June 4 - 6 Virginia Barbeque June 24 - 26 Ashland Community Days

Tanning at Tease Hair Salon 217-476-3764 A-C Central NCAA Contest Results


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The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math classes and teachers at A-C Central participated in a bracket contest for the NCAA tournament. There was a winner for each class for the men's and women's bracket. The winners were: Brandon Pena, Zach Kays, Kaleb Rynders, Abby Lester, Jewel Reed, Alex Brue, Tanner Force, Kaylee Preston, Megan Anderson, Robert Mibbs, Kristin Irlam, Rachel Smith, Miss Webster, and Mr. Arthalony. The winners received a candy bar from Mrs. Donnan.

Ashland Community Days Celebration - June 24, 25 & 26 2011 DON'T MISS IT! Be sure to be here when Ashland comes alive for the annual Ashland Summer Days on June 24-26. Of course, the Saturday parade will be a highlight of the weekend, followed by an I.T.P.A. sanctioned tractor pull, which Cowmans tell us has a couple of new classes. Saturday night will find Hip-Bone Sam and his friends on stage, followed by CONFEDERATE RAILROAD, a popular Nashville recording group. Make plans now for the volleyball tournament--get your teams organized--it's only one month away! The Ashland Community Club will soon be selling chances on tickets for a Cubs/Cardinal game week-end get-away package. The money from this will help support our celebration. Get involved-offer to help. Give us your ideas. Let's make this year's celebration the best one yet!!

Prairie Skies Library

Coming soon to Prairie Skies PLD 2011 SUMMER READING PROGRAM


Propane LLC 220 N. Yates - Ashland Office: 1-866-225-8126 Garrett Savage - Bob Savage Ron Ahlers - Salesman cell: (217)691-5492


Robin S. Krone, Library Director Prairie Skies Public Library District 125 West Editor, Ashland, IL. 62612

Smith Chiropractic Clinic Dr. Kathie G. Smith

Wallbaum Development Inc. Plumbing - Heating - Air Conditioning Backhoe - Trenching 115 W. Freemont We Do It All St. In Just 1 Call! PO Box 136 Ashland, IL 62612 Jim - Todd - Travis

Mark these dates on your calendars: June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11 & 18. Programs will be held on Mondays at 10:00 AM in Ashland and 1:00 PM in Pleasant Plains. This year‟s theme is “A Midsummer‟s Knight Read”.

Phone: (217)476-3595

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A-C 7th and 8th Graders Attend Math Contest Twenty A-C Central 7th and 8th graders attended a math competition at Payson Seymour Junior High School on Saturday, April 9th. The competition consists of an individual test and a team test, where the students are divided into teams of five. There were 176 total students competing in the competition (7th and 8th graders combined). In the individual competition with other 7th graders, Cadence Smith finished in 7th place and Alex Brue in 9th place. In addition, the students were given the opportunity to submit an essay prior to the competition about what our world would be like without math. Kendra Escudero won the essay contest and was rewarded with a $100 gift card to Best Buy. The students were entertained with live music and numerous door prizes. Emma Lynn won a wireless mouse, Kendra Escudero won a flash drive and mouse pad, and Brittany Smith won an iPod shuffle. The students had a great day and did a fantastic job of representing A-C Central. Front: Hoaby Hoagland, Nathan Bright, Robert Tungate, Julia Peters, Carrie Allen, Baylee Smith, McKenzie Stephens 2nd: Brittany Smith, Sidney Donnan, Lauren Pinney, Hailey Allan, Lindsey Zulawski, Emma Lynn, Cheyenne Gain Back: Carrie Jo Donnan, Alex Brue, Kendra Escudero, Cadence Smith, Jewel Reed, Briley Eilers, Kristin Irlam

A-C Central 7th graders, Alex Brue and Cadence Smith. They finished in the top 10 of the 7th graders at the math contest at Payson Seymour. Alex finished 9th and Cadence finished 7th.

What Would our World be Like Without Math? By Kendra Escudero, A-C Central 7th grader When you go to school you‟re enrolled in all the basics, Science, Math, Social Studies, etcetera. But have you ever wondered what it would be like if we didn‟t have one of those subjects? If it hadn‟t ever been discovered? Let‟s take math for instance. What if we didn‟t have it? From the beginning of time there would never have been numbers. We wouldn‟t have calendars, map scales, addition, or subtraction? No sense of time, or money. Imagine what the world would be like; what we wouldn‟t be able to do; the things we wouldn‟t have. Scary, huh? Because we have always had the handy knowledge of numbers, we have taken for granted just how useful math is. To some, math is just another subject in school, learning about times tables, graphing linear equations, and more whether you like it or not. If there was no math there would be one less subject in school to learn about. You think yay, right? Nay, because what about all the things we wouldn‟t know? If we didn‟t have math, modern society would be much different. There would be no alarm clock to wake you up; no calendar to tell you what day it is. You wouldn‟t know your age. (For some people that wouldn‟t be a problem!) You wouldn‟t know what time to go to school, because time, as numbers wouldn‟t exist. If we didn‟t have numbers at least no one would care about how much they weighed, because they wouldn‟t know! If someone were sick and had a fever, you‟d be clueless of how serious their temperature level was. So you‟d never know how serious of a fever they had. A lot of things we do today wouldn‟t be relevant or even exist if arithmetic wasn‟t real. You would have no valuable desire for currency. Speed limit signs would be irrelevant. We‟d be insensible to the population of our community. There‟d be no phone numbers or street numerals to memorize. No one would have to worry about trying to convince the United States to convert to the S.I. System. To say the least, the world would be a dysfunctional and chaotic place without the precious properties of math. As you‟ve already read, our world would be limited on the things we could do, say, think, or create. Until now, I‟ve never really thought of all the horrors of a “nomath” world. So if the question ever arises to you “Where would our world be without math?” I‟m thinking “nowhere good” is a pretty fair guess.

Kendra Escudero, is a 7th grade student at A-C Central. She entered the essay above in a math contest at Payson Seymour and won a $100 Best Buy gift card for her winning essay.


two or three come together in My name, I am there with them.” Matthew 18:20

May 7 - Ashland First Baptist **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. Contacts: 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 Schleyhahn (First Baptist) 476-8829 Becky King (New Beginnings) 891-3454 Betty Higgason (Ash. Church of Christ) Elaine Roth (St. Augustine Catholic) 476-3984

Junctions 123 & 125 - Ashland, Illinois 62612

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

Garden Center is Open

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


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BITS-N-PIECES CASS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY… The Cass County Historical Society's annual meeting will be Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. Mark McDonald of PBS that does the Illinois Stories will be the guest speaker. THANK YOU FROM THE A-C CENTRAL PTO… The A-C Central PTO would like to thank the area businesses, teachers, and administrators in the AC Central School District for their donations and involvement in the annual Family Fun Night event. In addition, it would not have been successful without the many volunteers and those who attended the event. The PTO is very appreciative of the continued support from the communities of Ashland and Chandlerville.

VFW‟s & American Legion‟s Membership Dinner is 6:00pm at the Yatesville School house. All members and their spouses or guests invited. Members requested to bring a covered dish if possible. I would like to thank everyone who voted for me in the last election for the position on the school board. I will serve diligently and humbly and do my best to serve the school district to the best of my ability. - Scot Atwood Happy Belated Anniversary April 7 - Don & Pat Daniels (60th)

May Anniversaries 14 - Darren & Victoria DeGroot 22 - Chuck & Jenny Greene 25 - Claude & Donna DeKamp (1969) 25 - Mick & Marie Keeney (1969) 25 - Dale & Joan DeGroot (61st)

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. ASHLAND WOMAN’S CLUB… The Woman‟s Club spring luncheon will be held Tuesday May 3rd at 12 noon at the Ashland Baptist Church Hall The theme is “Vintage Charm” and members are reminded to bring vintage clothing items they would like to share at the program. Judy Loving from Loving Floral Shop in Petersburg will present the program. Reservations required. CONGRATULATIONS……. Nick and Ashton Kern are the parents of a son, Mason Robert, born April 18th. He is the first grandchild of Dan and Alice Kern. Mason weighed 8lbs 9oz and was 21 inches long. ASHLAND HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1961 REUNION... The 1961 class of Ashland high School will be having their 50th year reunion with a social gathering at the Catholic Hall on May 28th at 3:00 pm. They will attend the 125th annual Ashland High School Alumni banquet at the A-C Central Pete Gutman Memorial Gym that evening. They would like to extend an invitation to the graduating classes before and after their year. Hope to see you there!!!

May Birthdays 5 - Robin Pettit 7 - Hoaby Hoagland 10 - Randy Christison 13 - Brody Pettit 13 - Amber Blair 14 - Judy Mills 15 - Floyd “Tip” Pettit 16 - Dan Devlin 17 - Matt Hobrock

20 - Wanda Schutz 22 - Jim Savage 24 - Angela Cosner 25 - Yarvo Roberts 26 - Beth Cosner 27 - Eileen Devlin 29 - Nancy Heather 29 - Mary Rose 29 - Emily Thornley 30 - Shannon Eskew

2011 ACV Athletic Banquet Sunday, May 15th 2011 A-C Central High School Gymnasium Jr. High Awards 3:00p.m. - 5:00pm Dinner 5:00p.m. Pulled Pork, Italian Beef, Cheese Potatoes, Green Beans, Cake, Tea, Lemonade

High School Awards 6:00 pm - 8:00pm All student athletes, coaches, and their families from A-C Central & Virginia are invited to attend Dinner is provided by the ACV Athletic Booster Club free of charge (Donations accepted but not necessary)

PLEASE FILL OUT THE SECTION BELOW AND RETURN BY MONDAY MAY 2nd TO EITHER SCHOOL OFFICE OR ATTACH THIS FORM AND E-MAIL TO: Name:___________________________________________________________________ We will be attending the banquet and staying to eat dinner____ We will be attending the banquet but not eating dinner____ We will not be able to attend the banquet this year____ Number in my family attending: _______ *Please dress appropriately – please no jeans or t-shirts, knee length shorts are acceptable – Thank You

My name is Kyle P. Winkelman. I am in the process of applying for the highest award the Boy Scouts of America can bestow upon a youth member, Eagle Scout. I did this project because I wanted to give back to the community. I also think it makes the park look more appealing and hope it makes the town continue to grow. I would like to thank the community for supporting my project. I would also like to thank the following individuals, businesses and churches who helped me raise money for this project:

Allen‟s Market Cowman & Son‟s Auction Co Newell Insurance American Legion Post 598 Collection Professionals, Inc Patricia & Jim Mahoney Anderson Automotive Custom Structures, Inc Prentice Farmers Elevator Ashland Church of Christ Dave Cox Construction Prentice Machine Shop Ashland United Methodist Church First Baptist Church Ramona Douglass Ashland Veterinary Service Fulton Metal Works Richard Gutmann Beard Implement Co Heather Automotive Ron Cowman Berea Christian Church Illini Propane LLC Roseann Robertson Bill Garver J.O. Harris Sales Scott Atwood-Tree Farm Brants Consolidated Jeanette Ealey Smith Chiropractic Clinic Britz Painting Jones Grocery Stribbling Trucking Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home Lamar Hager Construction VFW Post 3546 Casey‟s General Stores Neal‟s Barber Shop Wayne & Wanda Bloomfield Cass Communications New Beginnings Church West Central Bank Cass Meats Zion Lutheran Church I would also like to thank the people who donated in the donation cans at Allen‟s, Casey‟s, Deana's, Jimmy's, RPA Elevator & West Central Bank. Finally I would like to thank all the people who donated their time helping make this project come together. I want to thank everyone for showing me support through my years in scouting.

H. A. VOTSMIER RECEIVES AWARD AT VILLAGE BOARD MEETING The Illinois Section American Water Works Association (ISAWWA) recently held its annual public water supply technical conference in Springfield. Each year the association presents awards to individuals that exemplify outstanding performance as well as dedicated years of service to the public water supply profession. This year one of the recipients of the Quarter Century Service Award is H. A. Votsmier, of Ashland, Illinois. This award is presented jointly by the ISAWWA and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The award goes to water professionals that have served in the industry for twenty-five years or longer. Mr. Votsmier‟s career definitely belongs under the “or longer” section. He has served in various positions with the Village of Ashland‟s public water system for over 40 years with much of this time devoted to serving as their certified public water supply operator. In this 40 year period the public water supply industry has seen major changes, particularly in the regulatory requirements that all water systems must meet. Mr. Votsmier was presented with the award at the April 13 meeting of the Ashland village board by ISAWWA Chairman Dennis Ross.

Ashland Memorial Day Service Monday, May 30, 2011 Pete Gutmann Memorial Gymnasium Master of Ceremonies - Scot Atwood, Commander George H. Pettit Post #498 Prelude - Kaye Parsons, Pianist Invocation - Rev. Ed Moretto, Pastor-Berea Christian Church Welcome - Scot Atwood, MC Flag Raising - Boy Scouts, Dick Gutmann, Scout Leader (Everyone please stand and remain standing for Our National Anthem and Pledge) Our National Anthem - Bonnie Gaul Pledge of Allegiance - Everyone Special Music - Bonnie Gaul SPEAKER - REV. DAVID McHENRY, PASTOR-ASHLAND FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Flags to Fallen Comrades - Cub and Boy Scouts set Flags Cub Leader - Lesley Winkleman - Scout Leader - Dick Gutmann WORLD WAR I William Hanning George Pettit WORLD WAR II Clarence Anderson Stribling Boynton Lester Flynn Glen Lathom Russell Settles

John Davis Dean Winner

KOREAN CONFLICT John Garvin Delbert Hickman Donald Loeffler Raymond Wardell VIETNAM Ronnie Davis

Donald Lynn

Firing Squad - American Legion Post #498, VFW Post #3546 Taps - Riley and Kirby Cowman Special Music - Bonnie Gaul Benediction - Rev. Ed Moretto Thank you for coming to honor those who made the supreme sacrifice! All Legion and VFW Members be at the Gym by 9:30 A.M. CHICKEN DINNER Sponsored by the Ashland American Legion and VFW Posts Serving from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in the Cafeteria Donation

Ashland Community High School 1866-1989 Alumni Associations 125th Annual Banquet - 2011 It is once again time to gather your family, friends and classmates together for the 125th Annual Alumni Banquet. It will be held on Saturday evening May 28 at the Pete Gutmann Gymnasium. There will be a social hour and tours at 6:00 p.m. with a buffet dinner, catered by Masons, at 7:00 p.m. The cost per person is $12.00. The theme is celebrating our 125th year. We are pleased to announce that the Gymnasium in now air conditioned so we can enjoy our banquet in comfort. If you cannot attend the Banquet, please consider purchasing the enclosed 50-50 tickets. A return envelope is enclosed for your convenience. More tickets are available and you do not have to be present to win. Classes being honored are 1936, 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981 and, 1986. If you are a member of one of these classes, start now to plan your reunion. Please get your reservations sent in as soon as possible, as last minute reservations cause difficulties with accommodations. Due to rising postal costs, graduates who do not respond by purchasing their 50-50 tickets or making a dinner reservation, may be eliminated from future mailings. We hope to see you on Saturday, May 28, 2011. Sincerely, Scot Atwood, President Diane Newell, Vice-President Cindy Northrup, Secretary Lisa Cave, Treasurer ---------------------------------------------------CUT------------------------------------------------------------

Please Return Reservations By May 14, 2011 To: Lisa Cave, 116 North Charles St, Ashland, IL 62612 Name_________________________________________________ Graduation Year ________ Address ______________________________City____________ State _____ Zip Code_____ Number of Person Attending ________

Amount Enclosed $_____________

A-C CENTRAL MARCHING KNIGHTS BAND TO REPRESENT ILLINOIS IN THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE IN WASHINGTON D.C. ON MAY 30TH Band members from A-C Central High School will be hitting the streets again in late April. The Marching Knights will be preparing for their appearance in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington DC. on May 30. The students were selected as the representative from Illinois to perform in the national parade. “It is quite an honor” stated director Kim Webster. The band has chosen a patriotic selection that includes the tunes „My Country Tis of Thee‟, „America the Beautiful‟ and the „Battle Hymn‟ to perform on the streets of Washington D.C. They are also planning to put their own “twist” on the arrangements. Students have been raising funds for two years in order to make this journey. They will depart from Ashland on the evening of May 26 and travel to DC to take in some of the sights prior to the parade. They will also partake in the Concert on The Mall. Start listening for them on the streets soon. The parade is to be covered by ESPN and Fox News Network. Members of the Marching Knights include: Drum Majors: Morgan Wessel, Cali Edwards and Taylor Koch - Banner: Kelsey Handy and Lisa Jennings. Flags: Lauren Pfaffe, Danielle Bright, Krissy Simmons, Tracy Mitchell, Stacy Eskew, Shelbi Thornley, Madalyn Elder, Kelsey Gardner, and April Leinberger - Flutes: Courtney Bedtka, Alli Jacobs, Breann Knapp, Faith Widdows, Sicely Nicholas and Carmen Savage - Clarinet: Lindsay Allen, Maggie Allen, Kayla Anderson, Linsdey Cole, Dariel DeGrootand Hannah Miller - Alto Sax: Drew Hoffman and Jenny Lewis - Tenor Sax: Ty Kesselring Bari Sax: Haley Pfaffe - French Horn: Allyson Quick - Trumpet: Grant Kelly, Brandon Smith, Tiffani Homer, Cerys Boston, Joey Petefish and Craig Houchin - Trombone: Lane Wegs and Joseph Ratliff - Baritone: Nate Mahoney and Austin Fields - Percussion: Carly Abbott, Sarah Pherigo, Eric Stroisch, Chad Homer, Zach Parrish and Cody Miller - Band Director is Kim Webster.



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Friday, June 3: Opening Ceremony Little Miss BBQ Contest BBQ Queen Contest Chinese Fire Drill Saturday, June 4 Parade Rob Thompson, Magician William Mitchell, Hypnotist Twinkles the Clown Crossfire Main Entertainment, Sage Keffer followed by Marty Stuart Sunday, June 5 Lee hall as “The King” Elvis Tribute Mr. Ken Bradbury Special Production for Virginia‟s 175th. Drawing, Closing Ceremony

American Cancer Society Relay for Life All cancer survivors are invited to celebrate life and the hope for a cure by joining in these survivor activities: Dinner - Tuesday, May 17, at 6:30 at the Clinton Lodge in Petersburg. Survivor‟s Lap - Friday, May 21st at 6:00 pm at the Athens Sports Complex. To register and participate, contact Alicia Davis at 341-5857. For more information, call the American Cancer Society at 523-4503, ext. 3 or on the web,

A BIG BAND “SENIOR” PROM Williamsville High School Jazz Band and Sociology Class will present a “Senior Prom (for the senior citizens) on Saturday, June 4th at 6:00 pm at the new gymnasium (air-conditioned) at Williamsville Junior High. Many jazz band alumni will return to play, as well as area professional musicians Don Udey, Jane Hartman, Gene Haas, and Steve Thorne. The teachers of these two classes, Dave Pruitt and Dave Carter, will retire in June. Com eenjoy a free evening of fun, food, dancing, and honoring musicians, veterals, and selected seniors who have given so much to “the next generations”. Reservations are not required, but may be made at Williamsville State Bank.

SARAH SMOCK BENEFIT Sarah Smock was diagnosed with severe mouth cancer and is receiving help from neighbors. She received the diagnosis last year and has since undergone major surgery and continues on chemotherapy. The Brotherhood of the Sword Riding Organization is organizing a dice ride for Sarah to raise money to help pay medical bills on May 14th. Founder/President James prater and Vice President Wendy Prater are the parents of Sarah‟s Godson, Wyatt. When they found out Sarah was sick they went into action. This is the first fundraiser that BOSRO has been able to put on. Bosro was founded on the pay it forward principle. We want to help those around us in need. If anyone needs further information about Sarah, the dice run or BOSRO please contact us at: James (217)816-2509 or Wendy Prater the

I enjoyed the article about the Ashland Sale barn. Cal Aggertt was quite a guy. He would let us kids who lived uptown play around there. At one time I would say there were 15 to 20 of us in that one block uptown. The Wooldridge‟s– Walt, Junita, Barlo(Bill): the Hinds-Jim, David, P.R., Frankie, Howard,& Harold (they had older brothers): the Hickman‟s-Gladys, Dallas & Dale: The Brunners-Mary, Delores & Rosie Mae: and us Lewis‟s-Jr., Betty, and me...Joan. Linda Sue came later. Cal let Barlo and me box in the ring before the sale started and then passed the hat.. we made a lot of money that day. My sister Betty sold her puppy a couple of Tuesdays because they would give the pup back to her. There was a high bank across the street and they would unload over there with poles, I guess for fence posts and place them like tepees. So you can guess the fun we had playing there. I was born above Jimmy‟s (my folks had a restaurant there) and was two years old when my parents bought the Hotel which they kept and put a coffee shop and barber shop in it. At one time it had a beauty shop too. Dad sold it around 1952 or 53. So a Lot of stories could be told about changes in the sale barn. It was a meeting place bringing many people to town. In the summer of the 50‟s sales were held at night and business‟s had to adjust. Yes Cal Aggertt was a very good man. I remember him well. -Joan Lewis DeGroot MUSICAL A HIT IN ASHLAND

Honor Our Veterans

Congratulations goes out to the cast and crew of the musical “13”. Student performers from A-C Central recently staged a production of this wonderful musical. Performances were held in the gym in Ashland on Saturday April 16 and on Sunday April 17. Both performances were performed to a full house! “The students did a wonderful job” stated director Kim Webster. “It was a fun show to put together!” Members of the cast and crew include: Brandon Smith, Haley Pfaffe, Drew Hoffman, Cody Miller, Fallon Devlin, Lindsay Allan, Ty Kesselring, Austin Fields, Tiffani Homer, Morgan Wessel, Cerys Boston, Allyson Quick, Maggie Allen, Alli Jacobs, Lindsey Cole, Kayla Anderson, Cali Edwards, Lyndzie Pinney, Faith Widdows, Breann Knapp, Sicely Nicholas, Hannah Miller, and Parrish Smith. Crew Members include: Danielle Bright, Carly Abbott, Liz Quick, Josh Dingman, and Courtney Cave. Directors were Kim Webster and Mark Dingman. Staff included Cindy Marr, Jeff Pfaffe and Jennifer Allen. Special thanks goes out to the band boosters for sponsoring the meal and “Master Chef” Brad Wessel!

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May, 2011


We would like to welcome two new Trustees – Frank Wallace and Terry Blakeman. Congratulations to Stan Fulton, Trustee, on his re-election. Newly elected Trustees will be sworn in at the May 11th Board Meeting. A special thank you to David King and Nancy Kyrouac for their service as Trustees during the past four years. Rock Sale: $22.00 per ton – 1 ½ ton minimum ($33.00). Contact the Village Office at 476-3317 to reserve a spot on the list. If you see a street light out, the Village office (217/476-3317) and we will contact CIPS for repair. Utility Rates:

First 1,000 gallons Per 100 gallons after first 1,000 EPA Testing Fee Minimum monthly charge Total water, sewer and EPA for 3,000 gallons

Water $22.00 92.5 cents $ 1.05 $33.25 $60.05.

Sewer $10.20 41.5 cents

If you have any questions you would like answered in a public forum, please forward them to the Village office and we will try to answer them through this page in The Scoop. 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 Linda Stephenson, Village Clerk Kitty Mau, Deputy Clerk

Terry Blakeman, Trustee Fadra Birdsell, Trustee Stan Fulton, Trustee Seth Thornley, Trustee David Troxell, Trustee Frank Wallace, Trustee

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The A-C Central Yearbook staff has found copies of old yearbooks that we are offering for sale. We have the following hardback black and white yearbooks available for $20.00: 1952, 1955, 1960, 1963, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006. We also have hardback color yearbooks available for $30.00 for 2007-2010. There are also a few paperback yearbooks for the junior high school from 2003 and the elementary school for 2002-2007 available for $5.00.

Now you can visit us online! Have a question? Contact us! Would you like to advertise in our newsletter? Call 476.3764 or stop by Printers Ink at 116 N. Yates.

Cost of ads per issue. 1/8 page - $15 1/4 page - $30 1/2 page - $40

You can get your copy of “The Scoop” newsletter at any of the advertisers in this issue. Issues are also available at the churches, and many of our local businesses. THE COMMITTEE FOR THE ASHLAND

Please contact Jennifer Waters at the SCOOP NEWSLETTER WOULD LIKE TO GIVE A BIG THANKS FOR ALL OF THE GENEROUS high school 217-476-6025 or CASH DONATIONS AND FOR ALL OF THE to make BUSINESS ADVERTISING FOR OUR arrangements to get your copies! NEWSLETTER. First come first served - some years we WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN KEEP OUR only have one book while other years COMMUNITY AWARE OF LOCAL have multiple books available. NEWS AND EVENTS.

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 $20.00 per year. Newsletters will be mailed out the first week of each month.

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Ashland Scoop c/o Printers Ink PO Box 193 Ashland, IL 62612 217-476-3764

May 2011 - Ashland Scoop Newsletter  

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