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July 2010 - Volume 3 - Issue 7


CELEBRATE AMERICA *CLAYVILLE – JULY 3 & 4 July 3 11 am – 10 pm Admission fees: $3 Adults $1 Kids 12 Noon: Classic Cars leave New Salem 1 pm - 5pm Car Show (Awards at 5pm) Craft Vendors 11am – 6pm Chicken Dinner 11am – 2pm Food and Drink 11am – 10 pm Kids Games 11am – 6pm Free Pony Rides 11am – 6pm Paintball 11am – 6pm Water Balloons 11am – 6pm Band “ReWind” 6pm – 10pm - Stage July 4 11am – 6 pm FREE ADMISSION Food and Drink - Music 1:30pm-5pm Craft Vendors - Free Kids Games Paintball - Water Balloons Mr. and Ms Liberty 1pm Stage (entry form required – Carolyn @414-3229) (Prizes Toy R Us Gift Cards) Pie Bake Off Contest 2pm Stage (entry form required - Ann @ 652-8299) (Prizes) Bean Bag Tournament 2pm (entry form required - Randy @ 626-2508) (Cash Prizes) Watermelon Spitting Contest 2:30, 3:30 and 5:00 pm - Stage Pony Rides *Clayville is located one mile east of Pleasant Plains on Rt 125 Be sure to view the fireworks any place in Pleasant Plains. They will be set off at dusk on July 4 from the field north of Pleasant Plains High School.

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The A-C Central CUSD #262 faculty and staff donated $1,383.03 to 10 different charities this past school year. Faculty and staff donated money on designated “Jean Days”. These charities were the following: American Heart Association, Breast Cancer Awareness, Alzheimer’s Family Relief, Prairieland United Way, Ronald McDonald House, Cass County Food Pantry, Cass County Pound Dog Rescue, Juvenile Diabetes Association, Donate Life, 4 PAWS for Ability.

St. Augustine’s annual ice cream social will be held on Sunday, July 11 2010. It will be held at St. Augustine’s Catholic Hall in Ashland, Illinois, 4:30-6:30 p.m. They will be serving chicken salad and ham sandwiches, cake and ice cream. Donations will be accepted.

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

To All, On behalf of the CARE Group of Ashland , Chandlerville and Virginia I've been asked to send an update on the consolidation effort. During the Virginia school board meeting on Monday, one board member initiated a discussion regarding the deactivation of the Virginia High School . A majority of the Virginia school board members agreed to continue the fact finding endeavor with the understanding the A-C and Triopia school districts would be contacted regarding their interest in pursuing a deactivation effort with the Virginia school district. It is important to mention the entire Virginia school board does not support deactivation. The CARE Group does NOT support deactivation of the Virginia High School ! Please reference the ISBE link to seek more information regarding deactivation The Committee of Ten (COT) decided Wednesday to table all future meetings until the Virginia school board decides which avenue they wish to pursue, consolidation or deactivation. The June 30 meeting of the COT has been cancelled. The next meeting date of the COT will be announced after the Virginia school board meeting on Monday, July 19. CARE encourages all citizens from Ashland , Chandlerville and Virginia in support of consolidation to attend this meeting of the Virginia board and urge them to STOP this deactivation endeavor. The CARE Group continues to POSITIVELY support consolidation. We have obtained approximately 450 signatures on petitions in support of consolidation. We strongly believe those 450 voters speak louder than a few Virginia school board members fact finding endeavor. CARE urges the communities of Ashland , Chandlerville and Virginia to continue the support of consolidation and to encourage the COT to continue working toward the April 2011 ballot. Please do not let the opinions of a few squelch the educational opportunities for hundreds of students. Stay POSITIVE, Amy Parlier CARE Group Member THOUGHT TO PONDER: Are we to be called Ashlanders, Ashlandites, Ashlandians, or can someone come up with a more clever name?? THANKS! A big thank you to all who helped make Ashland Summer Days a success. It stirs great feelings of pride to see people from all walks of life and of all ages pulling together toward a common goal. So many stepped up without being asked, several put in countless hours ahead of time and behind the scenes, and everyone reaped the benefits. To quote John Jones, "It's a special gift to have a place to call home." Especially a place like Ashland! WINNERS! Everyone who took part in the Summer Days Celebration was a winner! Congratulations to these Special winners : First Citizen, John Jones; Baseball get-away package ,Wayne Stevens; Little Miss, Kate Flinn, daughter of Chris Flynn; Little Misters, Riley and Jonathan Green, twin sons of Chuck and Jenny Green. The baby contest was great fun with many entrants this year. Winners were: Cutest Outfit: Isabella Harness, 2-year-old daughter of Carmen Jones; Cutest Smile: Kinzy Kirchner, 10-month-old daughter of K.C. and Abby Kirchner; Shiest: Bailey Dahmer, 2 1/2 year-old daughter of Deanna and Joey Johnson; Most Outgoing: Ava James, 2 1/2 year-old daughter of Mallory Smock; Cutest Laugh: Madailein Riley-Swartz, 18-month-old daughter of Meghan Riley and Wesley Swartz; Youngest Citizen: Caray Jo Rhoads, 2-month-old daughter of Amanda Jo Rhoads; Baby Miss: Nikyla Monroe, 2 -year-old daughter of Roy and Jessica Monroe; Baby Mr.: Wyatt Prater, 7-month-old son of James and Wendy Prater.

PEDAL TRACTOR PULL RESULTS The children were divided into groups by weight. They competed for prizes of $5, $3, and $2 in each division. A big thank you to Jeff Cosner, Pioneer Seed Corn Dealer, for donating the prize money to these future farmers! First , second, and third prize winners in each group were: Lightest group: Carson Logue, Ben Sellner, Rayne Ratliff Second division: Wyatt Mahoney, Klayton Komnick, Hudson Klauber Third group: J.T. Donnan, Kyle Harris, Riley Shannon Fourth division: Blake Bennett, Kirby Cowman, Hannah Ratliff Oldest Kids: Quinlan Mahoney, Curtis Wright, Clinton Logue Adults: Jason Komnick, Chad Taapken, David Darnell Relay Races and other games were played by several young people. A big thank you to Harold Allen and Lucky's for donating coupons for free ice cream cones to the participants.

ACV Booster Club 2nd Annual Golf Outing Sunday August 8, 2010 Fairway Hills Golf Course, Virginia Illinois, New Home of the ACV Golf Team 1st Flight at 8:00 AM or 2nd Flight at 1:00 PM Cost is $40.00 per player or 160.00 per team. Entry includes 18 holes golf, cart and Pulled Pork meal at noon. The 2010-2011 ACV Golf Team will be around the course with drinks and other surprises. We have a very exciting golf team coming back this year with a good chance at making the state tournament along with a female golfer who just missed the state last year as an individual. So come out meet our team and enjoy a day of fun and help support the Booster’s and the Golf Team. To sign up a team call one of the following Booster members or Fairway Hills Golf Course. Brad Wessel 217-248-3378 or 217-458-2559 Brett Keyes 217-452-4125 or 217-899-9211 Debbie Jokisch 217-473-5846 or 217-452-7889 Wendy Turner 217-458-2834 or 217-473-2836 Fairway Hills Golf Course 217-452-3488 Please Sign Up By 7-31-2010. We have room for 24 teams hope to see you on the 8th.

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Ashland Office 220 North Niagara Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3936

July 10 Free Cook Out Beardstown Christian Church Caferteria 400 E. Buchanan St. P.O. Box 467 Ashland, IL 62612-0467 PH. 217.476.3325 FX. 217.476.3342

Artist: Jewel Reed Beth & Bubba Reed

Congratulations to the 2010-2011 A-C Central FFA Officer Team on their recent elections. Our leaders next year will be (pictured left to right): Advisor Jennifer Waters and son Henry Waters, Reporter Danielle Bright, Treasurer Brandon Smith, President Haley Pfaffe, Vice President MorganWessel, Secretary Nathan Mahoney, and Sentinel Teagan Smith. During the Illinois FFA State Convention held June 8-10 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center nine students competed in the Illinois AgriScience Fair with their agriculture science projects. Brandon Smith, Teagan Smith, Will Keeney, Joseph Ratliff, Haley Pfaffe, Danielle Bright, and Kelsey Handy will all be moving on to the National Agriculture Science Fair in October at the National FFA Convention to exhibit their projects and represent Illinois as National Finalists. Brandon Smith, son of Roger and Kim Smith, along with Teagan Smith, daughter of Peter and Dawn Smith will join the ranks of some of the top members in the FFA by earning their Illinois FFA State Degree - a level of achievement only reached by two percent of members this year. During the American Degree recognition Matt Mahoney, son of Jim and Pat Mahoney along with Christopher Devlin, son of Chris and Terri Devlin were honored for their accomplishments of only being the 10th and 11th members from A-C Central to ever earn this level of membership. They will also be recognized at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis during the American Degree Ceremony in October. Pictured are Mrs. Waters, Christopher Devlin and his parents. Advisor, Jennifer Waters attended the Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers Conference. Mrs. Waters was recognized for five years of service to agricultural education. She was also named the 2010 Teacher of the Year by the Illinois Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and will be honored at their annual meeting in July. A-C Central Principal, Dan Williams was honored by the Illinois Leadership Council for Agriculture Education with the Illinois Agricultural Education Advocacy Award for his support and advancement of the agriculture program and the FFA at A-C Central High School. The chapter has many summer activities planned and looks forward to the upcoming school year!

Ashland is now raising up to meet new heights like other great city skylines.



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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. 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. SENIOR SAINTS… Senior Saints are having an Ice Cream Social on July 18 at 5:00 pm at Jim & Nancie Klein’s house. Bring finger foods & a chair. LOOKING AHEAD… In January of 2011, The First Baptist Church of Ashland will be celebrating the 125th Anniversary of it’s founding. FOR SALE… Crosley Chest Freezer. 21.7 cu ft. 3 baskets, light, powerlight, lock and drain. Like new - Less than 1 year old. $600 (negotiable). 217-741-1112 “C’MON AND DANCE”… Come and dance to the sounds of the Big Band era and newer on Saturday July 17th at the Jacksonville Moose Lodge (901 West Superior-behind J.C.Penney’s). Fifteen dollars a couple will have you dancing to the music of “Judy Kaye and Friends.” COMMUNITY QUESTION... What would happen if everyone who recycles #1 and #2 plastic, flattened their gallon jugs and containers?

July Birthdays 6 - Gailen Thornley 6 - Bob White 7 - John Gutmann 7 - Phyllis Aggertt 9 - Marge Showalter 10 - Gloria Rhoads 13 - Helen Blair 14 - Missy Eskew 15 - Dawn Hoagland 17 - Cheyenne Gain 17 - Paula Wester Bell 18 - Brock Pettit

18 - Brandi Fulton Tolley 19 - Linda Devlin 20 - Tyler Kern (20th) 21 - Kendra Swain 21 - Kris Gardner 23 - Margie Harris 25 - Frances Nordsiek 25 - Amanda Rhoads 27 - Adalaide Boston 29 - Chase Cosner 30 - Bob Heather

NOTABLE SCHOOL DATES FOR FALL… Registration for the 2010—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. THANK YOU… Thanks to Randy Lynn of Lynn Lawn Care for putting out my ATV fire. - Diane Newell FOR SALE… 2000 VW Bug with 120,000 miles, $3400 obo. Call 4733376 FALL COMMUNITY WIDE YARD SALES… Mark your calendars for the annual Fall yard sales on Sept. 18, 2010 THANK YOU… The families of Lucille Jones would like to thank the community and friends for the many expressions of sympathy and love at this time. A special thanks to Father Cris Brey, Deacon Roch Magerl, Judy Fulton, the St. Augustine’s Choir and the Alter & Rosary Society. Thanks to everyone who assisted and offered their services. ANNUAL HOME TOURS... Mark your calendars - Sunday November 28 will be the annual home tour, luncheon, and Xmas kick-off sponsored by the Ashland Community Club. BIRTHDAY WISHES… Dr. Robert Beadles will be turning 100 on August 27th. We would like to surprise Dr. Beadles with a card shower from the Ashland area. Send cards to: Dr. Robert Beadles 115 W. Columbia Colorado Springs, CO 80907

July Anniversaries 1 - George & Bobbie Boehner 2 - Bill & Johanna Betters 17 - Jim & Liz Wallbaum (45 yrs) 18 - Pat & Patty Davis 20 - Tom & Lois Walbaum 25 - Kendra & Dave Swain (40 yrs) 29 - John & Betty Gutmann 31 - Scott & Samantha Boston


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Congratulations have been sent to Natane Butler, 8th Grade Student at A-C Central Jr. High for winning 1st place in the 20th District American Legion Auxiliary Americanism Contest. She was notified by Laura Gleckler 20th District Treasurer. Natane’s essay expressed how she felt about “Safeguarding Our Liberties”. Her essay has now been sent on for future competition. Good Luck Natane!

The Fourth of July by Edward J. Moretto, Minister, Berea Christian Church Ashland/Pleasant Plains Ministerial Association We celebrate independence from foreign power this month. Since achieving that independence, we have been a nation on our own. Ours is a representative government; our nation a republic. Theoretically at least, we pick the best to serve in that representative government, we trust in God to help us to maintain our freedoms and our rights which come from Him (not the government), and we pick the best of our younger men and women (all volunteers at this point) to defend our country. Already, in what we call “mid-term” across our country, our incumbent representatives (and senators) are lining up in primaries, hoping to retain their seats in congress. At the same time there are those who would unseat them. At stake at the national level are the House of Representatives; the Senate; the security and common good of our country and, because we are our brothers’ brother, the security of the world. We purchased our freedom from foreign power over two hundred years ago. In the ensuing years we have paid in blood to retain it. We have battled enemies from without and within and we continue to battle them. Independence Day is our reminder that the cliché “Freedom isn’t free,” rings of absolute truth. Our founding fathers provided us with the greatest experiment in history and it is our responsibility to keep it. We have a Constitution, not written on rubber so it may be stretched beyond recognition, but one written in concrete terms, carefully worded for the preservation of that experiment based on trust. As we celebrate our independence, we should be ashamed if we fail to remember those founding fathers and the citizen soldiers who paid the price for it in their lives and their service to country. And, let us remember the power not only of the bullet, but of the ballot. Since I am a Christian and a Christian minister, I am amazed and appalled at what I’ve read over many years. For example, recent studies have shown that only 30% of professing Christians vote. These studies have also shown that if all Christians voted, it is possible that they could determine the outcome of elections. If these studies are correct, this is a sad commentary, especially in our day when the very moral foundation of our country is being undermined by those who would evict God from the United States and who destroy the principles upon which this great nation was founded. In this light, I encourage every Christian to watch the current and the upcoming primary election battles. I would be first to say that we all have the right to vote for the candidates of our choice. At the same time I would remind all that along with rights go responsibilities. I would be remiss, even more, if, as a watchman on the wall (Ezekiel 33:1-6), I failed to caution Christians to vote not their petty and unproductive political whims, but to pray fervently for God’s guidance as they make their choices. Paul tells us in Romans 13 that “there is no authority except from God, and those authorities which exist are established by God.” In other words, they exist for God’s purpose. God’s will ultimately triumphs over the will of man. In the grand scheme of things, in God’s plan, in the end (the goal) of all things, “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10, NASB). Note also the words of Paul (I Corinthians 15:24), “then comes the end, when He [Jesus] delivers up the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power.” [Emphasis mine.] At the same time while we remember that our independence from oppression, both foreign and domestic must be maintained at a cost, let us also remember (2 Chronicles 7:14) that dependence on God is necessary to maintain His blessing on our country and our political freedoms.

The Cass County Historical and Genealogical recently held their annual meeting at Dr. Ugs in Virginia with 33 members and guests present. Election of officers was held with President Carol Orwig; Secretary Karen Walle; Treasurer Ernest Launer; Board Members Don Newell, Janet Bell, Bill Reynolds, Leigh Morris, Mary Stock, Ron Harris, Dale Robertson and Norma Morris being elected for the 2010-2011 year. Mrs. Lois Walbaum was the winner of the door prize in which she receive a copy of the new 175th Anniversary History Book. Speaker was Doug Sikes of Acclaim Press. He talked about the history/biography book to be done on Cass County to celebrate the county’s 175th anniversary in 2012. Brochures were being sent out to all in Cass County. It will be a luxurious green leatherette book featuring the Cass County Courthouse logo on the cover. The book is available on a presale basis. A deadline of September 17, 2010 for submitting the histories, photos and book orders has been set. The family histories only need a Cass County connection. They are free for 500 words and one photo per household. Extra words are 15cents per word. For more information about submitting family histories and reserving books contact the office at 217-452-7977 or Carol Orwig at 473-9080. The office is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m to noon. A writing workshop will be held in July. If you are interested let us know so we can contact you when that date is set. A history/biography book of Cass County has not been done since 1915. Please help us preserve the history of Cass County.

MONDAY, JULY 12 8-9:30am: 4-H and Jr. Home Economics Check In 9am: Dog Obedience Show (Showring); Cloverbud Circletime (Stage) 10:15am: 4-H Conference Judging (by club) River Valley - 10:15am Lucky Charms - 10:30am Clover Clan - 10:45am Indian Creek - 11:15am Circleville - 11:30am Union Corner - 11:45am Virginia Ag – 12 Noon Show Right - 12 Noon Philadelphia - 12 Noon (Jr. Home Economics Judging resumes after lunch) 11:00am: Small Pets Show (Rabbit Barn) TUESDAY, JULY 13 7am: All breeding swine, sheep and goats to be in place 8am: Weigh Sheep; Poultry Exhibits to be in place 8:30am: Weigh breeding swine 9am: Horse Show Registration; Poultry Show; All Cattle to be in place 9:30am: 4-H/Jr. Horse Show, followed by Open Youth Horse Show (Heartland SaddleClub) 10am: Weigh Steers 1pm: Sheep Breeding Show, followed by Wethers and Goats 5-8pm: Market Pen and Fryer Rabbits in place 7:00pm: Cass County Fair Queen & Little Miss Cass County Fair Contest; Crowning of Cass 4-H Royalty, Presentation of Cass County 4-H Scholarships

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14 7:30am: All other Rabbits in place 8am: Rabbit Show; Breeding Swine Show 2pm: Livestock Judging Workshop (follows Swine Show) 6pm: Pedal Tractor Pull, followed by Pool Party *FREE* 9pm: Family Movie Night *FREE* THURSDAY, JULY 15 7am: All Market Swine to be in place Scan sheep and steers for Carcass Class 7:30am: Weigh Market Swine 10am: Beef Breeding Show 1:00pm: Steer Show 3pm: Livestock Judging Contest (follows Steer Show) 6pm: Kids Games (Sack Race, Obstacle Course, Bale Bucking, Home Run Derby) *FREE* FRIDAY, JULY 16 8am: Swine Showmanship Contests, followed by Market Swine and Barrow Show Noon: Projects released from Home Economics Building; DeWayne Sweatman Super Showmanship 6pm: Cass County Idol Contest 6pm: Antique Tractor Pull (admission charged) 9pm: 4-H Camp Out (South of Extension Bldg) SATURDAY, JULY 17 9:30am: Livestock Plaque Presentation 10am: Sale of 4-H Livestock 11am: Livestock Buyers Appreciation Dinner 7pm: Demolition Derby (admission charged


FREE Kids Activities Wednesday, July 14 6:00 p.m. PEDAL TRACTOR PULL (on stage) FREE Kids of all ages are invited! CASH PRIZES! 7:00-9:00 p.m. POOL PARTY (Virginia Pool) FREE 9:00 p.m. FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT (stage area) FREE Bring your entire family for an enjoyable evening watching Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (Rated PG) Haul out the blankets, lawn chairs, snacks and friends and settle in for an outdoor movie. Thursday, July 15 6:00 p.m. KID’S GAMES (on track) FREE Come prepared to get messy and participate in Bale Stacking, Home Run Derby, Sack Races & Obstacle Race! CASH PRIZES! All kids are welcome- come have some good old fashioned fun! Friday, July 16 6:00 p.m. CASS COUNTY IDOL CONTEST (on stage) Admission Free—$10 to enter—$1 per vote 1st—$500, 2nd—$250, 3rd—$100 6:00 p.m. ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL (on track) $5 Admission—3 Payouts per class 9:00 p.m. CASS COUNTY 4-H CAMP OUT (S of Extension office)

Saturday, July 17 7:00 p.m. DEMOLITION DERBY (on track)

SUPPORT OUR BUSINESS SPONSORS Without the businesses who so generously donate money for our Summer Days, we could never have the fireworks, entertainment, and many of the other extras you have come to expect that make our celebration unique. PLEASE patronize these people and tell them thank you for helping us!!

Brandt Professional Agriculture Cass Communication Village of Ashland

Allen's Market Ashland United Methodist Church Wayne Woodrum of Macomb Atwood Tree Sales U-Help, inc. Ballpark Motors, Inc. of Virginia Prentice Farmers Elevator Arends Awe of Riggston & Perry AJ Construction of Central Illinois Jeff Cosner Pioneer Seeds Beard Implement Company Anderson Automotive of Ashland Lamar-Hager Construction Co., Inc.

Ashland Business Association West Central Bank Armstrong Disposal Service, Inc.

Members of Ashland Volunteer Fire Dept. Cass Veterinary Service Ashland High School Alumni Assoc. RPA Farmer's Co-op Elevator Edward Cowman & Sons Auction Co. Steve Allen, Rep. for Country Financial Custom Structures, inc. West Central Insurance TransAction Midwest Installation Group, Inc. Printers Ink

Bryant Carpet & Furniture Cleaning The Crock Pot Cafe Neal's Barber Shop Prentice Machine Shop, Kermit Long Wessler Bros. Agency, Inc. of Virginia CJ's Hair & Tan Studio Dena's Bar Jimmy's Inc. Ramona S. Douglass MBC Boesdorfer Trucking, Inc. Jones Boys Market Ashland Antiques Smith Chiropratic Clinic McClure, Thomas & Thomas of Virginia Mark Stribling Trucking Wallbaum Plumbing & Heating Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home The Grainery Bar & Grill of Pleasant Plains

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During Community Days a Plaque of Appreciation was presented to Judy Cosner by Mayor Dave Handy on behalf of the VFW, the American Legion, the Village of Ashland, and the Ashland Fire Department for the gift of property donated by Tom Cosner, that the current firehouse is built on. The plaque will be mounted on the north side of the firehouse on the outside.

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 SCOOP NEWSLETTER WOULD LIKE TO GIVE A BIG THANKS FOR ALL OF THE GENEROUS CASH DONATIONS AND FOR ALL OF THE BUSINESS ADVERTISING FOR OUR NEWSLETTER. WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN KEEP OUR COMMUNITY AWARE OF LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS.

Registration Form - (one per family)

IDOL Contest Featuring Entertainment by Robert Sampson Free Admission and Parking

Friday, July 16, 2010 Beginning at 6pm

Cash Prizes 1st -- $500 2nd -- $250 3rd -- $100

Final Audience Vote Determines Winner! Votes are $1.00 each (no limit on number of votes!)

NO age limit $10 to enter

Entry Forms Due July 14, 2010

For entry forms and more information Call 217-491-2531 or 217-452-3211

July 2010 - Ashland Scoop  

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