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June 2009 Volume 2 Issue 6


A– C Central Graduation Ceremonies High School Graduation May 31st, 2009, 2:00 pm High School Honors Breakfast - June 1st Junior High Graduation June 1st, 7:00 pm

DO YOU REMEMBER……… standing in line in James Park for a chicken dinner on Sunday after Church? Relive that memory-without the wait. The Community Club will be serving a delicious broasted 1/2 chicken dinner (from Nelson’s Catering in Springfield) on Sunday, June 28th from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. (eat in the park and enjoy the music of ―Rewind‖ at 1:00 p.m. or carry it home). TICKETS must be PURCHASED IN ADVANCE by June 15. They are $8 each and are available from J.R. Blair, Brian Creed, Judy Fulton, Steve Aggertt, Debbie Greer, Dale Deihl, Phyllis Stevens, Tanya Wallbaum, Scot Atwood, or Sharon Johnson. Proceeds from the dinner will be used for the expenses of Summer Days. A COMPLETE SCHEDULE of Summers Days is in this newsletter. SUMMER DAYS 2009 Plans continue for Summer Days, to be held June 26-28. It looks like a great week-end, with something for everyone. A Military Timeline/ Encampment will be here all week-end. Talk to them about the period they represent.It's a great history lesson for all. Friday p.m. - Baby Contest, Little Miss and Mr. Contest, First Citizen Award, bingo, fireworks at dusk, beer tent, entertainment by "Acoustic Avenue," food vendors in the park.

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Saturday - Flag raising and parade downtown, Methodist Church homemade chicken and noodle dinner, truck and tractor pulls, pedal tractor pull, kids games, car show by Jacksonville Good Time Cruisers, Tai Kwan Do Demonstration, Scouts selling pork chops and fries, crafts and other vendors in the park, bingo, Firemen’s Fish Fry, and beer tent open with "Captain Beech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters" entertaining. Sunday - Community Breakfast at New Beginnings, Chicken Dinner at noon - ADVANCE tickets must be purchased. Entertainment by the great 60's, 70's, and 80's band from last year, Rewind," Motorcycle show by "Vintage Iron Riders," volleyball tournament, vendors available, Vespers after the entertainment.

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!! 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 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. Roosevelt Smith 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 Sunday Worship - 8:00 am Sunday School - 9:30 am 2nd Service - 10:30 am Wednesday Bible Study - 5:45 pm (meal) Lesson until 7:00 pm

First Baptist Church A Grace-Driven Church "feeding the lambs" and "tending the sheep."

SUNDAY SCHOOL This Summer, don’t take a vacation from Sunday School-keep coming every Sunday. We meet every week beginning at 9:30 a.m. It’s fun, and we learn lots of great stuff! The teachers will all be there waiting to see your smiling faces! Folks of all ages are welcome. Graduate Sunday and Father’s Day Graduate Sunday is scheduled for June 7 with a cake and punch reception at 10:00 a.m. and individual recognition during the worship service at 10:30 a.m. On June 14th, we will celebrate Father’s Day during the worship service with a sweet recognition of all the special men in our church.

221 W. Washington St. Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3678

Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Bible Study - Monday 7:00 pm

Vacation Bible School-”Crocodile Dock” Where Fearless Kids Shine God’s Light. VBS is scheduled for Sunday, July 19 through Thursday, July 23 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. A light supper is planned for all kids and volunteers each night beginning at 5:30 p.m. Mark your calendars and share the word with everyone to come and visit us in the bayou!

Chadder will be back this year along with a host of other characters that the kids will love. Daily themes include: God is With Us; God is Powerful; God Keeps His Promises; God Give Us Life; and God Cares for Us. Plans are underway, and we are still looking for volunteers to help make this a success. VBS is sponsored in partnership again this year by the First Baptist Church of Ashland, Ashland United Methodist Church, Ashland Church of Christ, and St. Augustine Catholic Church. InforThere is going to be a farewell reception for mation is available by calling any of the churches Pastor Smith on Sunday, June 14th from or by calling Alice Kern– 899-1978. You won’t be 2:00-4:00 at the church. The public is invited disappointed! Pre-registration forms for the kids to attend. are also available.

Ashland Methodist Church News

Second Saturday will not be held during the Mark your calendars for June 27 and ride with us months of June, July and August. (Watch the on the VBS float in the Ashland Summer Days parade. Everyone is welcome! Scoop for news of the new season.)


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April Student of the Month Joseph Lee Petefish, 8th Grade son of R.L. and Holly Petefish of Ashland, was selected as the April Student of the Month. Joey is a member of the Junior High Band. He is now eligible for the Student of the Year Award that will be announced at the Honor’s Breakfast June 1st at 8:45 am in the A-C Junior High Gym in Chandlerville. Congratulations, Joey!

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60 Years Sister Jonette Devlin, OSF Sister Jonette Devlin, OSF, is celebrating the 60th anniversary of her profession of vows as a member of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis. She made her profession on June 13, 1949 at the St. Francis Convent in Springfield. Sister Jonette was born in Springfield with a home parish of St. Augustine in Ashland. She attended St. John’s School of Nursing in Springfield and holds both bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees in nursing from St. Louis University. Sister Jonette has served the Springfield diocese at St. John’s Hospital and St. Francis Convent in Springfield. She worked as the head nurse on the neurological and general surgery floor and as clinical instructor and intensive and critical care supervisor. Currently a resident of Green Bay, Wis., Sister Jonette is a clinical nurse specialist at St. Vincent Hospital there. A community jubilee celebration is scheduled for June in Springfield.

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BITS-N-PIECES AMERICAN LEGION POST 498 Meets monthly at 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Monday at the Firehouse. ONE MINUTE EACH NIGHT We have never been more desperate than now for God to heal our land. During WWII, a group was organized who dropped what they were doing every night at a prescribed hour for one minute to collectively pray for the safety of England, its people and peace. This had an amazing effect. There is now a group organizing the same thing here in America. United States needs prayer now more than ever!!! If you would like to participate: each evening at 8:00 PM Central time, stop whatever you are doing and spend one minute praying for the safety of the United States, our troops, our citizens, for peace in the world, that the Bible will remain the basis for the laws governing our land and that Christianity will grow in the U.S. Most people know the power of prayer. We here in Ashland do!! Our prayers are the most powerful asset we have. Pass this on to anyone you think will want to join us. May God Bless You!!! Virginia Barbeque, June 5,6 & 7th

MAKING THE EARTH GREENER I’m sure most of you know that the city of Ashland pays to dump the recycle bin. It is evident that all who use it are concerned with the environment and want to do their part. You can make a bigger difference by flattening boxes and not putting plastics and cans in the bin in a bag. Open the bag, dump the things in, and then put the bag in a wad in the corner. Many more people will be able to put recyclables in, and much less will end up in the landfills. Thanks for your help.

Notice to all rural member of the Ashland Fire Protection District. The fire protection rates for 2009 have been set at $40.00 per residential dwelling and $75.00 per commercial site. Acreage dues will remain the same. Dues notices will be mailed . CHESS CLUB IS BACK… Thursday, 7:00 pm, Church of Christ Parsonage FOR SALE… Infant Car Seat / Carrier - $10. Baby Exercisor / Play Station - $12. Fitness Flyer Workout Machine - $40 o.b.o. Call 4763508 FOR SALE… 1947 Willys Jeep, $3500. Call 217-476-8887. 505 S. Hardin, Ashland. FOR SALE… 2001 Mercury Sable. $3950 Call 217-476-3346 (evenings) 208 W. Mechanic, Ashland. PLEASANT PLAINS COMMUNITY CLUB DOLLAR-A-MONTH RAFFLE The Pleasant Plains Community Club is selling DOLLAR-AMONTH raffle tickets which are $12.00 each. A monthly prize of $500 will be given away the first Tuesday of every month beginning Feb. 3, 2009 and continuing through January 2010. The drawn ticket will be returned to the barrel and given the chance to win again. Soooo, a person could win 12 times! Contact any Pleasant Plains Community club member or call Ann Tapscott at 652-8299, Shirley Theilen at 415-2976 or Debbie Hill at 415-0540. GET YOUR WINNING TICKET TODAY!!! SENIOR SAINTS EVENTS… June 14th - Theater in New Salem Park, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. For tickets, call Sue Phischier at 476-8284. Reservations are needed. ASHLAND U-HELP Any student may apply for up to $500 loan with an interest rate of 3%. Applications are available at the State Bank of Ashland.

June Birthdays

Birthdays & Anniversaries

V.F.W Meets monthly at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Monday at the Firehouse.

1 - Chenoa Butler (11th) 2 - Eleanor Cosner 6 - Jacquline Jolly 13 - Ron ―Hoagy‖ Hoagland 19 - Dorothy Newell (71st) 26 - Alice Kern (51st) 26 - Eunice Watkins 27 - Mary (Heather) Kenny June Anniversaries 16 - Carl & Donna Wester (48th) 19 - Bob & Nancy Heather 19 - Rev. Wayne & Linda Mollohan 26 - Shannon & Missy Eskew

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Pleasant Plains 4th of July Chicken Dinner & Fireworks Display The Pleasant Plains Community Club is sponsoring a 4th of July celebration at the Pl Pl Firehouse on Buckeye Road. Serving time will be 5 pm until 8pm. The menu will consist of crackling good grilled chicken, snapping wonderful baked beans. popping potato salad, and bread & butter for $7.00 per person. Hot Dots and chips = $3.00. Drinks and desserts will also be provided. There will be a bake sale and activities for the children—Crazy Wagon, music, etc. Fireworks at dusk on the Pl Pl High School track field. Bring your lawn chair, find a great spot to watch the fireworks, purchase chicken and have a picnic on the school grounds or eat at the firehouse. Carry-outs will be available. We will have enough chicken to feed an army - we won’t run out.

Jim Edgar Panther Creek NEWS Press Release: Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area will host its tenth annual Youth Lady Wing Shoot clinic Saturday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Any person age 15 and younger, weighing at least 70 lbs and standing 4’10‖ tall, can participate as well as women of any age. Advanced registration is required by calling 217452-7741. ―The will learn how to shoot a shotgun, and depending on their hand-eye coordination and strength levels, they can get pretty proficient,‖ Mike Wickens, Site Superintendent, said. ―I taught three 10 year olds last fall, and when they got done they could hit any clay target I threw to them.‖ Instructors are certified by the National Sporting Clay Association. Shotguns and shells will be provided, along with hearing and eye protection. ―We use 28 gauge shotguns which have no recoil, so there’s no pain involved with learning to shoot,‖ Wickens said. Participants can shoot approximately 75 times at four different target presentations. Money for the program is raised through various organizations and a complimentary lunch is included. Prior shooting experience or a hunter safety course certification is not required. ―It gives people an opportunity to learn how to use a shotgun that maybe wouldn’t have any other way to do so,: Wickens said. For more information on the Youth Lady Wing Shoot, contact Mike Wickens at 217-452-7741

St., Virginia, IL. 62691 710 Maple Ave., Rushville, IL. 62681 Jodie Tate, County Director

Event Calendar June 1 Entrepreneurial Workshop, 5:00-9:00 p.m. (Cass) June 3 Youth PQA Training, 6:30 p.m. (Cass) June 16 Turf Disease Telenet, 1:00 p.m. (Cass) June 22 & 23 4-H & Junior show entries, 4:00-8:00 p.m. (Cass) June 30 Don’t Blame the Plant Telenet, 1:00 p.m. (Cass) 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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Let’s Make Ashland Beautiful!

Ashland Memorial Day Ceremony

Ice Cream - Snow Cones Fries - Burgers

Austin Levi Atterberry - Heather & Kevin Collins and James & Christy Atterberry Courtney Nicole Bedtka - Carol Bedtka & Gary Bedtka Bradley Austin Birdsell - Thomas & Fadra Birdsell Kyuss Rollins Buker - Bradley & Lisa Buker Ross William Cloninger - Todd & Delana Cloninger Dylan Michael Conover - Benjamin & Michelle Reese Justin Thomas Crowhurst - Fred & Dawn Crowhurst Hannah Daerial DeGroot - Derek & Mindy DeGroot John Austin Eilers - Rick Eilers & Rita Kirk Valerie Ariana Escudero - Vahl and Sheril Escudero Stacey Lynette Eskew - Shannon & Missy Eskew Zachary Ford Fields - Bob & Kim Fields Allison Nicole Jacobs - Amy Machin & John Jacobs Lisa Ann Jennings - Calvin & Kay Jennings Joel William Keeney - Kent & Laura Keeney April Dawn Leinberger - James & Rita Leinberger Jalen Henry Leinberger - Eldon & Dena Leinberger Coleman Lee Logue - Carter & Renetta Logue Jessica Nicole Miller - Richard & Patricia Miller Sicely Eve Nicholas - Sam & Linda Nicholas Joseph Lee Petefish - R.L. & Holly Petefish Lauren Alyse Pfaffe - Jeff & Lana Pfaffe Joseph Thomas Ratliff - Amy Ratliff & Allen Bright Tayler Mae-Rose Ruppel - Rodney & Debbie Ruppel Carmen Elizabeth Savage - Garrett & Julie Savage Jonas Joseph Volkman - Phillip & Barbara Volkman Lane Michael Wegs - Ronald & Liz Smith and Henry & Wendy Wegs

Kayla Ann Birdsell Joel Wayne Collins Kaitlyn Marie Copley Christopher John Devlin * + ! Thomas Ryan Doolin William Alexander Gardner Shane Duane Hall Kelsey Yvonne Honkala * Taylor Christine Jacobs Logan Marshall Jokisch

Cody Austin Pherigo Jeffrey Michael Prince Lakyn Marie Richard Jeni Nicole Rives * + ! Matthew Alexander Rutledge Jordan Peter Smith Brandon Epler Stribling Brett Michael Stuhmer Emily Michelle Thornley * + ! Kelsie Ann Towery

Jacob Warren Keeney Matthew Joseph Mahoney Daniel Walter Lee Meyer Leigh Anne Miller * Lindsay Dane Miller ! Ethan Michael Moffitt Brittany Lucille Parks

* - Honor Student

Gerald Lee Turner Keith Patrick Walle * + ! Troy Eugene Wells Jr. Rebecca Christine Werner Zachariah Eugene Whitmore * Raquel Lynn Woodard

+ - Illinois State Scholar

! - Prairie State Scholar



2009 ASHLAND SUMMER DAYS Schedule of Events FRIDAY, JUNE 26th: 6:00 pm 6:00 - 11:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 -11:00 pm 9:30 pm

Craft and Food stands open Military Timeline/Encampments Beer Tent open Baby Contest Little Miss & Mr. Contest First Citizen Award Presentation Stage Entertainment: ―Acoustic Avenue‖ Fireworks-Behind Youth Association ball field on SE corner of town (Rain date: Sunday, June 28th)


Throughout the Day

9:30 am 11:00 am

1:00 pm 1:30 pm 1:00 - 4:00 pm 2:00 - 6:00 pm 3:00 - 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:00 -11:00 pm 7:00 -11:00 pm

Flag Raising and Parade begins-Downtown Methodist Church Chicken & Noodle Dinner Craft and Food stands open Antique Tractor Display-James Park Antique Tractor Pull Kids’ Games Kiddie Tractor Pull-for kids and adults both BINGO-under big pavilion Car Cruise In-Jacksonville Good Time Car Cruisers TaeKwanDo Demonstration Fireman’s Fish Fry Beer Tent Open

Stage Entertainment: ―Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters ‖

SUNDAY, JUNE 28th: 7:00 - 10:00 am

11:00 am 11:30 - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm 1:00 - 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

New Beginnings Christian Fellowship - Community Breakfast

Local Church Services Food Stands Open Chicken Dinner in the Park (Advanced Tickets Needed) Volleyball Tournament Vintage Iron Riders - Motorcycle display Stage Entertainment: ―Rewind‖ Evening Vesper Service


HOW TO LOCK YOUR CAR AND WHY! I locked my car. As I walked away I heard my car door unlock. I went back and locked my car again three times. Each time, as soon as I started to walk away, I would hear it unlock again!! Naturally alarmed, I looked around and there were two guys sitting in a car in the fire lane next to the store. They obviously watching me intently, and there was no doubt they were somehow involved in this very weird situation. I quickly chucked the errand I was on, jumped in my car and sped away. I went straight to the police station, told them what had happened, and found out I was part of a new, and very successful, scheme being used to gain entry into cars. Two weeks later, my friend’s son had a similar happening…. While traveling, my friend’s son stopped at a roadside rest to use the bathroom. When he came out to his car less than 4-5 minutes later, someone had gotten into his car and stolen his cell phone, laptop computer, GPS navigator, name it. He called the police and since there were no signs of his car being broken into, the police told him he had been a victim of the latest robbery tactic-- there is a device that robbers are using now to clone your car using your keychain locking device… They sit a distance away and watch for their next victim. They know you are going inside of the store, restaurant, or bathroom and that they know they now have a few minutes to steal and run. The police officer said to manually lock your car door by hitting the lock button inside the car--that way if there is someone sitting in a parking lot watching for their next victim, it will not be you. When you hit the lock button on your car upon exiting, it does not send the security code, but if you walk away and use the door lock on your key chain, it sends the code through the airwaves where it can be instantly stolen. THIS IS VERY REAL...BE CAREFUL AND LOCK YOUR VEHICLE MANUALLY.

June 2009 Ashland Scoop  

June 2009 Edition of the Ashland Scoop - Ashland, Illinois

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