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June 2010 - Volume 3 - Issue 6

Ashland Community High School 1886 -1989 th 124 Alumni Banquet Program Social Hour – 6 pm – 7 pm Flag Ceremony & Pledge of Allegiance (Ashland Cub Scout Pack #125) Invocation – Don Parsons Dinner Entertainment by Heather Watkins Historian – Scot Atwood Memorial Service – Frances(Farmer)Lang Business Meeting Recognition of Classes Introduction of Advisory Board 50/50 Drawing Introduction of New Officers Benediction – Don Parsons School Song – Cheerleaders

ASHLAND MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE MONDAY, MAY 31ST 10:00 am, A/C Central School Gymnasium Chicken Dinner Served 11:00 am - 1:00 pm by VFW and American Legion Cost: By Donation A-C CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL BACCALAUREATE June 2nd 7:30 pm, High School Gymnasium A-C CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION June 6th, 3:00 pm, High School Gymnasium A-C CENTRAL ELEMENTARY JR. HIGH GRADUATION June 7th, 7:00pm, High School Gymnasium


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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 Minister 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

BAPTIST CHURCH ACTIVITIES Late Night with Alice Wednesday, June 9th 7:30 - 11:00 p.m. Kids in grades 1-6

Water Night! Wednesday, June 23rd Hot Dogs at 6:30 p.m. Water fun begins at 7:00 p.m. Be sure to bring a towel because you WILL get wet! Kids in grades 1-6

Ashland community Days Parade Saturday, June 26th Come ride with us on the High Seas Expedition Float Be at the church no later than 9:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome!

Vacation Bible School High Seas Expedition Sunday through Thursday, July 18 - 22 Come join the fun - games, snacks, crafts, Bible stories, music! Classes for ages 4 through 6th grade.

You may call Alice Kern at 899-1978 with questions about any of these exciting events or you may email her at

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IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF A-C CENTRAL This year marks the 20 year anniversary of the consolidation of Ashland and Chandlerville into A-C Central. To celebrate this special year, an A-C Central Alumni Association is being formed. Plan to attend Ashland Summer Days June 25-27, 2010 at James Park. Saturday night June 26th will be A-C Central Alumni Night! Captain Geech & the Shrimp Shack Shooters will take the stage at 8:00 pm. The graduating class of 1990 will be recognized during the band’s performance. Here is a glance at the other events taking place throughout the weekend. Friday June 25th…………………………………………………………………………………… 7:00 pm ......................Craft & Food stands open 6:00 - 11:00 pm ..........Baby Contest, Little Miss & Mr. Contest & First .................................Citizen’s Award 8:00 - 1:00 pm ............Beer Tent - Stage entertainment - Rewind Saturday June 26th – A-C Central Alumni Night………………………………………… 9:30 am ......................Flag raising & Parade .................................Craft & Food stands open 11:00 am ....................Tractor Pull 11:00 am - 7:00 pm .....Pony Rides 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm .......BINGO .................................Kids’ Games 5:00 pm ......................Fireman’s Fish Fry 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Beer Tent 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm .....Stage Entertainment – Captain Geech and the .................................Shrimp Shack Shooters Sunday June 27th………………………………………………………………………………… 9:00 am ......................Volleyball Tournament - Contact Stephanie Lindsey ................................. at 341-5490 if you have a team you’d like to enter 11:00 am - 1:00 pm .....Chicken Dinner in the Park- contact Debbie for 741-0656 by June 15th 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm .....Stage Entertainment – Hipbone Sam 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Car & Bike Show 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Tae Kwan Do 5:00 pm ......................Evening Vesper Service .................................Fireworks at Dusk .................................Kiddy Carnival Games – all 3 days We are accepting donations to help build the Alumni Association and for future events and scholarships for A-C Central grads. There is an account set up at West Central Bank (formally State Bank of Ashland). Please feel free to send donations to the bank at PO Box 467, Ashland, IL 62612. In addition to sending out letters to A-C Graduates, the decision was made to include a variety of teachers who taught at A-C over the past twenty years. We’d love to see graduates from every class in attendance, however we realize there will be some regrets. We need the help of MANY to make this a successful Alumni Association. Please contact any of the following alumni if you’d like to help or if you have any questions or concerns. Lisa Keeney Thaxton.......... 217-415-8122 Amanda Devlin Newell ....... Monica McClure................. Jennifer Birch Roberts ........ Kristin Malinak Milligan....... 217-971-6394


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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.

ASLAND HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960… Ashland High School Class of 1960 will meet at the Baptist Hall at 2 p.m. If you have friends in that class, stop by and say hello.

THANK YOU…… We would like to thank everyone for the cards and gifts for our 60th Anniversary. A very special thank you to our sons & ASHLAND U-HELP... daughter in-laws for Any student may apply for up to $500 loan with an intersuch a nice party. est rate of 3%. Applications are available at West Cen-Joan & Dale Detral Bank in Ashland. groot SENIOR SAINTS…

LOOKING AHEAD… In January of 2011, The First Baptist Church of Ashland will be celebrating the 125th Anniversary of it’s founding. HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING CLASSES... Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice and Woodhaven Volunteer Hospice will begin a new volunteer training class on Thursday, June 10. The class will run for 7 weeks, meeting each Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Community Room at Barton Stone Nursing Home, 873 Grove St. in Jacksonville. For further information please call 4523057 Ex. 318 or 245-0838. LOST…… Fell off trailer at corner by Casey’sTwo shovels and one pick ax, all wrapped in a silver and brown tarp. If found call 476-3764 THANK YOU….. A sincere thank you to family and friends who donated to the M.S. Walk. You are truly appreciated. - Don & Dorthy Newell

THANK YOU…… I would like to thank everyone for their prayers, phone calls, flowers & food upon the death of my husband Bob. Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated. -Janice Williams NOTABLE SCHOOL DATES FOR FALL… Registration for the 210—2011 school year will be held August 4th for Ashland, and August 5th in Chandlerville. The first day of student attendance is August 23, with 11:30 am dismissal.

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June Anniversaries 10 - Elliot & Joette Thornley 13 - Colin & Alicia Arthalony 16 - Carl & Donna Wester-49th 19 - Bob & Nancy Heather 19 - Rev. Wayne & Linda Mollohan 26 - Shannon & Missy Eskew

Members of the A-C Central JH concert Band recently participated in the Illinois Elementary School Associations Organizational contest. This event was held on Friday April 30 at PORTA HS in Petersburg IL. The band performed several selections for a panel of judges and then were awarded a division I – Superior rating! Congratulations to the band and its director Kim Webster. Members that participated include:

Members of the A-C Central Junior High Band recently presented their Spring Concert on May 19, 2010 at the A-C Central gym. The band performed several selections: Sea Song Fantasy by Anne McGinty, Heavy Metal by Scott Watson & Colonel Bogey by Kenneth Alford. The annual awards were also given out. The awards included all-district certificates, solo/ensemble awards and the Band Director Awards. Winners of the Band Director award were: Ty Kesselring & Allyson Quick. Congratulations students – great concert! The A-C Central High School presented its Spring Concert for the public on Tuesday evening May 18, 2010 in the gym at A-C Central in Ashland, IL. The band performed several selections including: Circus Days by Karl L King, Repercussions by Robert W. Smith, What a Wonderful World arranged by Bob Lowden and The Firebird Suite by Stravinsky. There was also a performance by the percussion ensemble of poles.

The annual awards were presented at this time and they included: Rookie of the Year Joseph Ratliff Arion Award Haley Pfaffe John Philip Sousa Amanda Hoffman & Victoria Pherigo

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Youth Pork Quality Assurance Certification, 6:30 p.m., Virginia June 10

Pond Management Workshop, 6:30 p.m., JEPC June 14

Babysitting Clinic, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Virginia June 16 & 17

Cass Co.4-H & Junior show entries, 4:00-8:00 p.m., Virginia July 12-17 Cass Co. 4-H & Junior Show Fair, Virginia

For more information or to register for any of our upcoming events, please call: Cass Co. Extension office at 217-452-3211 Contact your Extension Office if you require a reasonable accommodation to participate. University of Illinois Extension offers equal opportunities in programs and employment.


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The A-C Central Post Prom Committee would like to thank the following businesses, churches and groups for their kind donations for the 2010 Post Prom that was held on Saturday, May 1 at the Springfield Racquet and Fitness Center in Springfield. Their donations allowed the parents to provide a safe and fun place for the students to go after prom. Activities included a hypnotist, mechanical bull, human bowling, bungee run, wallyball, food and prizes. The committee would also like to thank all of the people that purchased tickets for the hog raffle and attended the meal that was sponsored by the ACV Athletic Booster Club. The donating groups or businesses were: A-C Central Student Council, ACV Athletic Booster Club, Arends Awe, Ashland Fire Department, Ashland United Methodist Church, Ashland UHelp, Ashland Women’s Club, Beard Implement, Bernaldi & Groesch, Boesderfer Trucking, Boyd Music, Brandt Consolidated, Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home, Casey’s, Cass Communications, Cass County Star Gazette, CJ’s Hair and Tan, Country Insurance and Financial Services, Crop Production Services, George Conour, Hurley Funeral Home, Illini Propane, Keresotas Theaters, Knight’s Action Park, Lamar Hager Construction, MADD-Morgan County, McClure Brannan & Thomas Law Firm, Ashland-Pleasant Plains Ministerial Association, Mr. Olive Baptist Church, Neal’s Barbershop, New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, Panther Creek New Beginnings Church, Parlier Auto Body, Pepsi, Petefish Skiles Bank, Pioneer Seed(Jeff Cosner), Prentice Farmer’s Elevator, Prentice Machine Shop, Reynold’s Service Station, RPA, Sangamon Valley Presbyterian Church, Shawn Stribling Hog Farm, Smoky Jennings Chevrolet, St. Augustine Catholic Church, Steak-N-Shake, Team Knipmeyer, Terry Farmer Photography, Verna’s Home Cooking, Village of Ashland, Village of Chandlerville, Wallbaum’s Plumbing and Heating, Walmart of Beardstown and Jacksonville, West Central Insurance Agency, Wessler Bros. Agency, West Central Bank, West Central Financial Services.

A/C CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL COMPETES IN THE 16TH ANNUAL ILLINOIS ENVIROTHON Five members from A/C Central High School traveled to Monticello, Illinois and competed with 15 other teams from across Illinois at the 16th Illinois Envirothon Competition. This two-day environmental competition for high school students determined which team advances to represent Illinois and compete at the Canon Envirothon for college scholarships and Canon prizes August 1-7, 2010 in Fresno, California. The Canon Envirothon is North America’s largest high school environmental education competition featuring teams from across the United States and Canada competing for prizes and college scholarships. Taylorville High School placed first, Cissna Park High School finished second and third place was Triad High School. Team members from the A/C Central High School included: Teagan Smith, Morgan Wessel, Brandon Smith, Kelsey Handy and Sarah Pherigo along with their advisor, Jennifer Waters

Team members from the A/C Central High School included: Teagan Smith, Morgan Wessel, Brandon Smith, Kelsey Handy and Sarah Pherigo along with their advisor, Jennifer Waters

The Envirothon program combines classroom learning with hands-on field experiences focused around five major topics - Aquatics, Forestry, Soils, Wildlife and a Current Environmental Issue. This year the current issue was “Protection of Groundwater through Urban, Agricultural and Environmental Planning”.

The first day the five member teams rotated through five outdoor testing stations, where their knowledge is evaluated and scored through written examination. Additionally, the competition includes an oral presentation compone nt that challenges students to effectively apply and communicate a solution to a complex environmental issue. Stacy Stremsterfer, Illinois Envirothon Coordinator stated, “The Envirothon experience enhances a student’s critical thinking and problem solving skills and gives the students exposure to careers in environmental science and natural resource management they might not see in the classroom setting.” She went on to add, “This program is also expanding student’s knowledge about the world that surrounds us. These students will become tomorrow’s leaders, workers and consumers who are better equipped to make informed decisions.” Schools who participated at the 16th Illinois Envirothon include: Dixon High School, Midland High School, Cissna Park High School, West Prairie High School, El-Paso-Gridley High School, Monticello High School, Shiloh High School, AC Central High School, Taylorville High School, Edwards County High School, Triad High School, Clay City High School, Grayville High School, Murphysboro High School and Woodstock High School. You can learn more about the Illinois Envirothon by visiting the Association’s website at, click on the education tab, then Envirothon. The Illinois Envirothon is sponsored by the Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts (AISWCD). Sponsors include: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Canon Envirothon, Illinois Farm Bureau, Pheasants Forever, several local soil and water conservation districts, Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts Employee Association, the AISWCD and their Auxiliary.

STATE SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS Five students from A-C Central Jr. High participated in the State Science Fair on Saturday, May 8th. Allyson Quick received a gold rating on her project. Shelbi Thornley, Ty Kesselring, and Parrish Smith and Cerys Boston received a silver rating on their projects. Congratulations to all participants!!! The sponsor is Dena Leinberger.

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Ashland Summer Days PARADE Everyone loves a parade! We are seeking entries for our summer days parade to be held on Saturday, June 26th at 9:30am Lineup begins at 8:30am We are looking for floats, cars, bands, walking groups, politicians, tractors, horses etc. Any groups, organizations or individuals interested in joining the parade may contact Julia Jokisch by e-mail or phone at 217/473-1299. You may also enter the parade that morning beginning at 8:00am at the corner of Church and Editor Streets. We would like to have as many entries as we can ahead of time. This will help us get the announcers cards done and everyone will be announced correctly. Of you email your entry please include the following info: name of entry ( org or group), contact ne and phone number, brief description or info about your entry to be shared with

Ashland Community Club Meetings June 3 and June 17 at 7:00 pm at the Municipal Building

Come help us get ready for Ashland Summer Days.

June 2010 - Ashland Scoop