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108 N. Charles Street Ashland, IL
OWNER WANTS SOLD REDUCED TO $104,900"
SPOTLESS SMALL TOWN RANCH!!
Character abounds in this unique 2BR 1BA home! Many nice features including; original hardwood floors, open living/dining/office area, covered front porch, several built in shelves & drawers, walk-up un-finished attic, and large landscaped back yard. Numerous updates; `10 water heater, `04 kitchen counters & cabinet fronts, some windows, `96 furn and A/C, and much more. Possible 3rd BR off of MBR. Dawn Stremsterfer Realtor®, Broker Associate Office: 217-787-7215 Direct: 217-741-1865
You will LOVE the new flooring in this spacious open floor plan. Comfortable living is the only way to describe it! Enjoy entertaining your friends and family on the new patio in your fenced back yard. Two bedrooms, but possible third which is presently being used as an exercise room. Bright and cheery sun room is located between the house and attached garage. Large
July 2012 Volume 5 Issue 7
Blane Real Estate, Inc. Pete - 217-652-3262 Judy - 217-652-7521 Kim - 217-341-3555 blaneinpetersburgil.com
PROFESSIONALS 2475 West Monroe Springfield, IL 62704 (cell) 217-741-1865 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lots of space inside & out.3 bds, possible 4. 1st flr master. 1st fl. laundry room Open concept. F.P in den, att. 2.5 c. garage, 3 lots 30x50 outbldg. w/ partial concrete fl. for your boat or camper. Lots of house for your money. REDUCED!! $139,500.
615 S. Yates, Ashland -
Sunday, July 8th 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
St. Augustine Church Parish Hall PROFESSIONALS
Ice Cream Cake Sandwiches
2475 West Monroe Springfield, IL 62704 (cell) 217-652-6193
Ann Martin Real Estate Broker 100% Club Member Office: 217-787-7215 Direct: 217-652-6193 Fax: 217-787-8957
CHURCH DIRECTORY BEREA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Minister Edward J.Moretto email@example.com www.bereachristianchurch.com 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
HELP WANTED… We are in need of Pastors or Lay People to conduct worship services for the residents of Walker Nursing Home in Virginia at 2:00 P.M. on the 3rd Sunday of the month, except for February. Since we have residents from the surrounding communities, we are asking for volunteers from these areas. If you can help out with any of these days, please call Donna @ (217) 452-3218
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. Pam Hoffman 476.8858 www.ashlandunitedmethodist.com 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 www.newbeginningschristianfellowship.net Sunday School for all ages@ 9:10-10:00 am 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
Prairie Skies Library has a copy of Cass County History Book 2012 Edition In-House Use Only
Amity Nail Spa 116 N. Yates Ashland, IL Lana J. Pfaffe, Nail Technician
MATT GREER President
Located at West Central Bank 400 East Buchanan, PO Box 467 Main: 217-476-3653 - Fax: 217-476-3342 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s a Fabulous, Fun, Fantastic, Flip-Flop Summer at Amity Nail Spa. Get free nail art or a free pair of flip-flops with every pedicure! (while supplies last) Call for an appointment today! 217-416-7615
Propane LLC New Construction Remodeling Gutters
220 N. Yates - Ashland Office: 1-866-225-8126 Garrett Savage - Bob Savage Ron Ahlers - Salesman cell: (217)691-9631
**GIVE US A CALL**
Smith Chiropractic Clinic Dr. Kathie G. Smith
NEAL’S BARBER SHOP Ashland, IL 62612 Hours: 7:30 am - 1 pm Closed Tuesday - Friday Saturday-Sunday-Monday
111 North Hardin Ashland, IL 62612 (217)476-3547 Office Hours by Appointment Monday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
RPA Farmers Co-op Email us: RPAFARMERS@CASSCOMM.COM A SUBSIDIARY OF THE WEST CENTRAL BANK E-mail: email@example.com
108 W. Editor Street Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3354 Jeffrey A. Donnan - Kay Handy Ora Lee Campbell
Other Locations: 117 S. Front Street Virginia, IL 62691 217.452.7717 Kristen Arthalony 815 W. Clinton Rushville, IL 62681 217.322.6230 Kala Peacock
116 State Street Beardstown, IL 62618 217.323.3018 Debbie Jones 979 Clocktower Drive Springfield, IL 62704 217-726-9885 Stacey M. Hester
3090 Richland Elev. Rd. Pleasant Plains, IL 62677
300 N. Washington Pleasant Plains, IL 62677
220 North Niagara Ashland, IL 62612
Gardner Construction Co. 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
Foundation Created for A-C Central School District #262 On September 15, 201I seven directors were seated on the board of the A-C Central Schools Foundation. The Foundation is classified a SA 501(3Xc) which is a tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code. Tax exempt status has been granted both for the foundation and its donors. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide financial or other resources in support of the curricular and co-curricular activities of A-C Central Community Unit District #262 and to aid and assist in general the cause of education, extra-curricular and interscholastic programs in the school district. Appointed as officers for the Foundation were Scot Atwood/President, Homer Rieker/VicePresident, Mathew Greer/Treasurer and J.R. Blair as Secretary. The other board directors seated were V. Todd Jokisch, Milton Edge and Harold Hoagland Jr. An ex-officio member of the board is the current superintendent Rebecca Canty. President Scot Atwood stated, that schools across the nation are faced with increasing demands and diminishing resources and we have seen an explosion in foundations created to assist their local schools. This project has been in the planning stages for the last year and we as a board would like to thank West Central bank of Ashland for Donating $2500.00 to the Foundation. It is because of their generous donation that we were able to get this project off the ground. We are committed to seeing a vibrant and financially secure education environment in the A-C Central School district. We are in the process of contacting alumni, community members, businesses, corporations and anyone who has an interest in helping the school in Ashland and Chandlerville.
July 19th Mystery Trip $94.00 per person 400 E. Buchanan St. P.O. Box 467 Ashland, IL 62612-0467 PH. 217.476.3325 FX. 217.476.3342
A Full Service Bank
Norm Bryant Enterprises Distributor of Fine Quality Vacuums
Darrin Smith Owner
16693 Newmansville Avenue Petersburg, Illinois 62675
Ph: (217) 971-4571
Prentice Farmers Elevator 2303 Elevator Avenue Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3516 or 1.800.255.8659 firstname.lastname@example.org prenticeelevator.com James R. Blakeman, Manager 4 locations to serve you: Prentice, Philadelphia, Strawns Crossing, and Tallula.
Dealers in Grain, Seed and Kent Feeds.
Monday - Saturday 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
Carpet Cleaning Car Interior
Cell (217) 741-3758 Phone: (217) 476-3508
608 W. Franklin Ashland, IL 62612
CASS COUNTY HISTORY & BIOGRAPHICAL BOOK… The 175th Cass County History and Biographical book will be available for those that haven't ordered a copy and would like to purchase one at our office 109 S. Front St., Virginia, IL. They will be $65 each and if would like them mailed add $5.00. They will be available June 1, 2012..
Junctions 123 & 125 - Ashland, Illinois 62612
Sundays and Holidays 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
It just gets better & better….. Burgers!! Ice Cream!! Salad Bar!! Fried Chicken!! (Wed./Sat. & Sun.) Hrs: 11 am to 9 pm Daily 476-Good for carry-outs
WELCOME HOME COLLEGE STUDENTS Hope to see you at Lucky’s often.
Last month, every water customer was mailed a cross-connection control survey. Thank you to all who have returned theirs. If you have not completed yours, please do so. Extra copies are available at the Village office for those that might have misplaced theirs. Do you have any comments or concerns about happenings in the Village? Mayor Dave Handy would like to hear from you. He can be reached directly on his cell phone at the following number: (217) 899-8193. In keeping with its spirit of dedication to community, Dot Foods, Inc., through the Tracy Family Foundation, awarded a grant to the Village of Ashland Police Department. The funding was used to purchase 3 new portable radios with vehicular chargers. Over the years, the Tracy Family Foundation has actively participated in many philanthropic endeavors and continues to be committed to family and community. We are grateful for their generous donation and support of our police department. Thank you so much. If you see a street light out, call the Village office (217/476-3317) and we will contact Ameren CIPS for repair.
Water $27.50 $14.75 $ 1.05 $39.00
First 1,000 gallons Per 1,000 gallons after first 1,000 EPA Testing Fee Minimum monthly charge
Sewer $10.45 $ 4.40
E-mail: Ashland@casscomm.com 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 Vanessa Doellman, Village Clerk Kitty Mau, Deputy Clerk
Kelly Sutphin-Gutmann, Trustee Fadra Birdsell, Trustee Stan Fulton, Trustee Seth Thornley, Trustee Frank Wallce, Trustee Terry Blakeman, Trustee
BITS-N-PIECES 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. ICE CREAM SOCIAL… St. Augustine Catholic Church, July 8th, 4:30p - 6:30p PINOCHLE PLAYERS NEEDED…. The Ashland Womans Club use pinochle and bridge players to raise money for their organization. This money is then distributed to various charities in our area. If you play pinochle or bridge we could use you. Please contact Joan DeGroot, 476-3998 for pinochle or Lucile Johnson, 476-3503 for bridge. Thank You. . A-C SCHOOLS REGISTRATION…… Pre-Kindergarten registration July 23rd in ChandLerville 12-7pm and in Ashland July 24th. Registration for school August 1st in Ashland and August 2 in Chandlerville. Elementary school open house August 16th from 5:30 pm till 6:30 pm.
SR. SAINTS… Sr. Saints will have an ice cream social at Nancy Kleins house in Pleasant Plains on July 8th at 5:00. Bring sandwiches or deserts and your lawn chair. 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. HAPPY BELATED ANNIVERSARY Happy belated 25th year anniversary to Chris & Teri Devlin on June 27th. MANY THANKS… to all who had anything to do with my being selected Ashland's First Citizen. It is a very humbling experience I will always remember. There are many of you who deserve it just as much as I. - Judy Fulton
First Day of school is August 20th with the next day being the first full day.
JULY BIRTHDAYS 6 - Gailen Thornley 6 - Jon Lewis 6 - Bob White 7 - John Gutmann 9 - Marge Showalter 10 - Gloria Rhoads 13 - Helen Blair 14 - Missy Eskew 15 - Dawn Hoagland 17 - Cheyenne Gain 17 - Paula Wester Bell 17 - Father Chris 17 - Marilyn Davin
18 18 19 20 21 21 21 23 25 25 27 29 30
Brock Pettit Brandi Fulton Tolley Linda Devlin Tyler Kern Kendra Swain Kris Gardner Kelly Gutmann Margie Harris Frances Nordsiek Amanda Rhoads Adalaide Boston Chase Cosner Bob Heather
JULY ANNIVERSARIES 1 - George & Bobbie Boehner 2 - Bill & Johanna Betters 17 - Jim & Liz Wallbaum 18 - Pat & Patty Davis 20 - Tom & Lois Walbaum 25 - Kendra & Dave Swain 29 - John & Betty Gutmann 31 - Scott & Samantha Boston
INSURANCE QUESTIONS?... We can lower your med supp rates, offer final expense, cancer, and accidental death policies (with return of your premiums!) as well as policies for diabetics. Call 527-1988 at the Lundin Agency or myself at 652-1449, Don Klor. Thank You! Also home & auto quotes! SINGLE BEDROOM DUPLEX… VERY CLEAN, Fresh Flooring & Paint. Available After July 1st. Mowing Included! Deposit and References Required. 217-7872521, 217-652-1449
Enjoy delicious, refreshing soups and salads on the third Thursday of the month at the Ashland First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall (221 W. Washington St., Ashland IL) A delicious soup and salad bar will be offered to individuals 60 years of age or older from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations are highly encouraged but not necessary (217) 479-4619. A suggested donation of $4.00 is asked to cover the cost of the meal. No person will be denied a meal due to a monetary contribution less than the suggested donation. More of a donation is also welcome! Sponsored by: Prairie Council on Aging’s Bread of Love Program (217) 479-4619 At a May 12, 2012, ceremony, at the Hilton in Springfield, Illinois, Denny DeGroot of Ashland, was inducted into the Illinois Jaycee Hall of Fame. The award was presented by the Illinois Jaycee Charitable Foundation. The plaque reads that he was presented membership in the Hall of Fame for “outstanding leadership, service and untiring devotion to the Jaycee movement and will serve as a reminder and inspiration for all Jaycees to follow”. The first Hall of Fame induction was held in 1985. Denny joins an elite group of thirtyseven other Jaycees from throughout Illinois that includes such recognizable names as Ronald Burris and John A. “Doc” Davidson. Denny DeGroot joined the Ashland Jaycees April 28, 1977. He held various local, district, regional, and state offices. On May 5, 1986, he was presented a Jaycee International Senatorship for outstanding Jaycee service, which then led him to serve in various state and national offices in the Jaycee Senate, culminating with President of the U.S. Jaycee International Senate from 2001-2002. He received many state and national awards in both organizations and designed the first-ever flag that was adopted by the U.S. JCI Senate organization during his tenure as President. Denny’s most recent recognition was in 2005 and was presented by former President Bush and his Council on Service and Civic Participation in recognition and appreciation of Denny’s commitment to strengthening our Nation and for making a difference through volunteer service.
Wallbaum Development Inc. Plumbing - Heating - Air Conditioning Backhoe - Trenching 115 W. Freemont St. PO Box 136 Ashland, IL 62612
We Do It All In Just 1 Call! Jim - Todd - Travis
A-C Central Community Unit School District No.262 501 W. Buchanan St. / P.O. Box 260, Ashland, IL 62612 Mrs. Becky Canty, Superintendent
(217) 476-8112 Fax (217) 476-8100 e-mail: email@example.com
Press Release May 21, 2012 From: Becky Canty, Superintendent A-C Central High School is proud to announce that they have been awarded a Bronze Distinction from U. S. News & World Report that recognizes them as one of the best high schools in the State of Illinois. In addition, A-C has captured a national distinction. US News awarded 20 gold medals, 51 silver and 84 bronze medals to high schools throughout the state of Illinois. To determine ranking, US News analyzed state assessment performance. After this analysis, determination was made in terms of college readiness in college-level courses.
ASHLAND’S ZIP CODE DAY CELEBRATION 6-26-12 A big thank you to all who had any part in our Zip Code Day Celebration. It was a huge success. A special thanks to Allen's, Mayor Handy, Caseys, West Central Bank, Dollar General, and all who brought goodies. Pulling together, our little town can do Big Things. The highlight of the celebration, besides the Mayor's ice cream, was the entertainment. Amanda Rhoads, Tim Kelly, Bob White and Judy Fulton, C.J. (of Springfield), and Heather Riley (Watkins) made the evening complete with their music. Thanks to all for a job well-done. - Judy Fulton
THANK YOU A Big thank you to everone that helped with the Zip-code party. We had a really great time and an wonderful turn out. There was a very large group of people who helped. The weather turned out to be just perfect. The churches were great in giving us desserts, Allen’s provided the hot dogs and the buns, Dollar General helped with paper goods, the Mayor got the ice cream, Judy Fulton got the entertainment, Casey’s gave us the Ice Tea and the ice. Helen Strubbe provided a roasting pan for the hot dogs; the bank helped us get some of the condiments and the lemonade and chips. The firehouse loaned us the jugs to keep the drinks in. Postmaster Bob was at the library and had a special cancellation stamp commemorating our Zip-doce day. The Baptist church was helpful with letting us use things that we needed such as tables and more roasting pans. Nancy Heather helped with the fliers that were sent out, and Vanessa at the city office told TV 20, so they would know about our party. It was really nice that they came and took pictures and had a nice little story about our town that night on the news. Also there was a large amount of people there to help serve everything and we would like to thank them all, but we don’t want to forget anyone, so we are just going to say to all of you that we really, really thank you so much for all you did to make this a really fun night. - Mayor Dave Handy, Judy Fulton, Lil Hultquist
ASHLAND SUMMER DAYS JUNE 23 & 24, 2012
Thanks to all of our Corporate Sponsors: Brandts, Cass Communications, West Central Bank, Village of Ashland and the Ashland Business Association. Also thanks to all businesses for your advertising.
5 Cent Packs of Baseball Cards The Fuller Brush Man 15 Cent Hamburgers
5 Cent Cokes
Brownie Camera Sky King 25 Cent a Gallon Gasoline
Reel to Reel Tape Recorers
Speedy Alka Seltzer
FFA NEWS The A-C Central FFA Chapter celebrated the conclusion of the school year with their annual banquet. Members including Joseph Ratliff, Lane Wegs, Carmen Savage, Zach Fields, Stacey Eskew, Jordan Keyes, Krissy Simmons, Jacob Turner, Allyson Quick, Nathan Mahoney, Cerys Boston, Parrish Smith, Kayla Farmer, Rachel Smith and Caseelynn were recognized for receiving the All-Star Award which is presented to members who attend at least two activities, participate in at least two fundraisers and compete in at least two competitions. The Envirothon Team consisting of Allyson Quick, Rachel Smith, Parrish Smith, Caseelynn Johnston and Cerys Boston was also recognized for their 9th place finish in the state competition and their 3 rd place finish in oral presentation skills. At the Illinois FFA Convention Krissy Simmons, Parrish Smith, and Caseelynn Johnston competed in the state AgriScience Fair where they all received silver ratings. Recently elected Section 14 Officers Parrish Smith (Treasurer) and Caseelynn Johnston (Secretary) served as delegates for the chapter. Haley Pfaffe, Brandon Smith and Teagan Smith were recognized at the Foundation Dinner and on stage for being recommended for the American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention in October while Nathan Mahoney, Jordan Keyes, Stacey Eskew and Carmen Savage received their Illinois FFA State Degree. Mrs. Waters attended the Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers on June 20th where she was elected to serve as the Section 14 Chairman. She was also named a national semi-finalist in the Christopher Columbus Foundation AgriScience Teacher of the Year Award Program. The A-C Central FFA Officer Team for 2012-2013 includes President Carmen Savage, Vice President Zach Fields, Reporter Lane Wegs, Secretary Joseph Ratliff, Treasurer Parrish Smith, and Sentinel Caseelynn Johnston. Upcoming activities include Parrish Smith and Caseelynn Johnston representing the chapter in the Heritage and Cooperative Award Tours of Washington, DC sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau after the chapter was named the section winner in both areas, showing produce and livestock at the Section 14 Fair on July 24th at the Menard County Fairgrounds and serving food at the Illinois Pork Producers Food Stand at the Illinois State Fair.
LITTLE MISS AND MISTER CONTEST 2012 BABY MISS FAITH WELLS 2 ½ (Lance and Sara Wells) BABY MISTER WYATT CAIN 1 ½ (Jarod and Mallory Cain) LITTLE MISS KELSIE BUKER 5 (Adam and Tasha Buker) LITTLE MISTER CYRUS RATLIFF 6 (Michael and Jenny Ratliff) CUTEST OUTFIT CARAY JO RHOADS 2 CUTEST SMILE JACEY RATLIFF 3 CUTEST LAUGH WYATT RATLIFF 4 CUTEST HAIR LAYNI BELDEN 11 mos. BEST EYES CADENCE BOTTENS 4 MOST OUTGOING NIKLYA MONROE 4 YOUNGEST CITIZEN AARON DARNELL 3wks.