The Scoop NEWSLETTER
August 2010 Volume 3 - Issue 8
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Dear Friends and family,
We want to thank you for all the awesome support I have been given since I was diagnosed with cancer in March. In a time that is scary for us you all have been there to brighten our days. Many thanks to all who ordered a ―Kendra’s Fight Team‖ shirt, designed and organized by Debbie Pinney, Len Ramsden and Jenny Kesselring. They did a wonderful job! Thank you to all who donated to ―Kendra’s Fight Team‖ account. It is all greatly appreciated!!! - Love, Scott and Kendra Whittington
Honorable Hydrants After seeing a fire hydrant painted red & blue with white stars in Judy Guffy’s yard this summer, Lisa and Larry Cave decided to paint all of the fire hydrants in Ashland this way as a tribute to Military personnel here in Ashland; those who are serving now, and those who have served before. They have been working on this project as a way to show pride in our country and our community. Lisa and Larry have two sons in the Military; Curtis who leaves for Afghanistan in October and Adam who returned from Bagdad in January. Lisa stressed this project is not only for their sons, but all of the sons and daughters who are serving now and have served before. Thank you Lisa and Larry, they look fantastic.
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Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary Dale & Donna Edge of Ashland will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on August 7th, 2010. Praise the Lord Jesus Christ for their marriage! Thank you for all your guidance and support. 243 Your Family
CHURCH DIRECTORY BEREA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Minister Edward J.Moretto Youth Minister, Diann L. Hoagland 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. L. Wayne Mollohan Youth Minister, Alice Kern firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday School - 9:30 am Sunday Worship - 10:30 am Wednesday Night Youth Group - 7:00 pm
BAPTIST CHURCH NEWS HIGH SEAS EXPEDITION VBS We had a great time! Average attendance each day was 50 children, plus many volunteers. The kids brought in 202.73 pounds of pennies = 36,492 pennies totaling $364.92. Wow! Money will go to the Ashland Pleasant Plains Ministerial Association. Special Thanks to everyone who volunteered and donated items. Sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Ashland, Ashland United Methodist Church, Ashland Church of Christ, Berea Christian Church and St. Augustine’s Catholic Church.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Patricia Hutton 476.8858 www.ashlandunitedmethodist.com 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
COOKBOOKS The First Baptist Church of Ashland would like to announce that their new cookbooks ―Hometown Memories‖ is on sale now. The one-of-a-kind cookbooks feature over 150 recipes submitted by church members, family and friends. These keepsakes also feature a number of photos from our past. Cookbooks are available for $20.00. For more information or to place an order, please contact the church @ 476-3678 or send an email to email@example.com.
NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH, s.b.c. Pastor Terry Beauchamp www.newbeginningschristianfellowship.net contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
YOUTH GROUP NEWS No youth group meetings for elementary, junior high or senior high until later in August. A luau for the elementary and junior high is planned to kick-off the new school year! Senior high will be starting with a volunteer project in late August with the Senior Stars luncheon in September.
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
MILDRED LEAHY GRANTS AWARD The Leahy Scholarship Committee of the Ashland United Methodist Church is privileged to announce the recipients of the Leahy benefits. This is our 20th year of being able to assist the youth of the Ashland Community. This year only one scholarship was awarded. Katherine, the daughter of Terry and Rhonda Beauchamp was the recipient. This will be Katherine’s final year to complete her college education at the O’Moore College of Design in Franklin, Tennessee. With her excellent work ethic and her outlook on the future, she will make an excellent addition to any business she decides to join. We, the Leahy Committee, offer her our best wishes for her future. We also were able to help the 2nd Saturday program to fund their ministry to the youth of the Ashland Community. Their program is open to any religious background and it is exciting for us to realize we are laying a good foundation for their Christian Education. We ask God’s Blessing on these recipients of the Leahy awards. This is what Mildred Leahy chose to do, to help the youth of our community.
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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Pleasant Plains Office 300 N. Washington Pleasant Plains, IL 62677 217.626.1331
Ashland Office 220 North Niagara Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3936
September 9 Mystery Trip October 4-7 Memphis Trip November 5 Gaither Concert 400 E. Buchanan St. P.O. Box 467 Ashland, IL 62612-0467 PH. 217.476.3325 FX. 217.476.3342
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Discussion regarding the construction grant was the main focus of the Virginia board meeting on Monday, July 19 th. The board discussed demolishing the 1912 and 1938 portions of the building and rebuilding those portions of the school with the eligible grant proceeds. Architects from JB Petty were present at the meeting and requested more direction from the school board. There will be a special committee meeting of the Virginia school board on Thursday, July 22 at 6:30 in the superintendant’s office. This meeting is open to the public and the public is encouraged to attend. Hear firsthand the direction the board plans to take, the proposal from the architect and input from the financial planner. There is much work to be completed by August 16 in order for a referendum to be placed on the November ballot. The voters must approve this referendum in order to receive the grant funds. The Committee of Ten (COT) met on Tuesday, July 20th. Discussion from the public focused on the COT’s approval of the at-large election of school board members at the beginning of the meeting. To clarify, with the at-large election option all voters will vote for all seven seats on the April 2011 ballot, regardless of location; with the districting option of electing school board members, the consolidated district would be divided into seven equal districts and the voters would only be able to vote for one representative from their respective district on the April 2011 ballot and in each future election. Discussion regarding recommendations of attendance centers was held with each committee member making their recommendation in a round table discussion. A motion was made for the high school attendance center to be located in Ashland and passed by a 8-2 vote. The COT recommends the high school location in Ashland. Elementary and middle school locations were discussed, no action was taken. Six subcommittees were formed; curriculum, finance, transportation, buildings & grounds, extracurricular, promotions. If you are interested in serving on any of these committees, please contact a COT member ASAP. The A-C Central board meeting was held on Wednesday, July 21st. The board held discussion regarding the at-large school board election option chosen by the COT. The CARE Group plans on supporting the COT in educating the voters regarding this option. Discussion was also held regarding the Virginia construction grant. Matt Werner, Virginia board president, was at the meeting to answer any questions the A-C board had regarding this grant. He addressed the need for Virginia to repair the Virginia building and by doing so, in the end be a better partner in consolidation. UPCOMING DATES: Tuesday, August 3 - tentative date for Virginia special board meeting regarding construction grant. Thursday, August 5 - 7:30pm – COT Meeting at Virginia office The CARE Group continues to support consolidation and continues to support the Committee of Ten in moving forward towards placing consolidation on the April 2011 ballot so the voters may determine the fate of our school districts. Please plan on attending some of these important meetings and let your voice be heard.
AUGUST SCHOOL CALENDAR Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug.
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4 ... Registration in Ashland 12-7 5 ... Registration in Chandlerville 12-7 9 ... JH SB @ Athens 4:15 10 ... JH SB vs. Christ the King 4:30 11 ... JH SB @ Liberty 4:30 13 ... JH SB vs. Pleasant Plains 4:30 14 ... JH SB & BB Tourney in Chandlerville 9 16 ... JH SB vs. Porta 4:30 JH BB @ Williamsville 4:30 17 ... JH BB vs. Spfld Christian School - 4:30 18 ... JH SB vs. St. Agnes 4:30 JH BB vs. Carrollton 4:30 19 ... JH SB @ Carrollton 4:30 JH BB vs. Spfld Calvary 4:30 23 ... 1st Day of School – Dismiss @ 11:30 JH SB vs. New Berlin 4:30 JH BB @ Our Saviour 4:30 HS Golf @ Havana 4:00 24 ... JH SB @ Griggsville-Perry 4:30 JH BB vs. Riverton 4:30 25 ... JH BB @ Pleasant Plains 4:30 26 ... JH SB vs. Franklin 4:30 JH BB vs. Athens 4:15 27 ... HS Vars FB @ Greenfield 7:30 pm JH SB vs. St. Aloysius 4:30 JH BB @ Griggsville-Perry 4:30 28 ... Marching Band @ Burgoo Parade -10 JH SB @ Camp Point 10:00 HS Golf @ Bulldog Invite 9:00 am 30 ... HS JV FB vs. Greenfield 6:30 pm 31 ... JH SB vs. Winchester 4:30 JH BB @ New Berlin 4:30 HS Golf @ Waverly 4:00
Press Release From: Becky Canty, Superintendent July 16, 2010 Mr. Dan Williams, Principal of A-C Central Middle and High School received the Illinois Agricultural Education Advocacy Award on June 17th at a luncheon of the Association of Agriculture Teachers in Springfield, Il. He is one of only four people to get this award for the entire state! He was nominated by Mrs. Jennifer Waters, A-C Central FFA teacher. Jennifer Waters was awarded a Regional Office of Education mini-grant for $250 for a community garden project. Her horticulture class plans to grow vegetables and fruits out by the greenhouse to use in class to teach plant sciences, food science and preservation and then to donate any surplus to the food bank. DATES: August 4th - Registration @ Ashland, Noon - 7pm August 5th - Registration @ Chandlerville, Noon - 7pm School to begin on August 23rd with an 11:30 dismissal time. Early out for that week.
We are so appreciative for the plaque given in Tom Cosnerâ€™s honor at the Ashland Summer Days. The property the new Ashland Fire Department was built on was Tomâ€™s gift to the Village of Ashland. Thanks to the Village of Ashland, the Ashland Fire Department, the American Legion, and the V.F.W. whose combined efforts provided the plaque. We feel Tom has received the respect he deserved for his generous gift and it will now be made known to everyone who reads the plaque. It was well made and very attractive and will be installed on the wall outside the fire department building. Thanks to all! Respectfully, L to R: Judy Cosner, Mayor Dave Handy, and Jeff DeGeal
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SUMMER DAYS A SUCCESS The Ashland Community Club met in July to review the finances of the celebration and determined that, after the outstanding bills are paid, the bank account should still be in the black. This could not happen without the contributions of local businesses and many members of the community. One of the items on the agenda for the meeting was ―thank you’s‖ and, after creating a seemingly endless list, it was determined that MANY MORE people stepped up to help this year than ever before. THANK YOU to all of you --those who were asked and graciously agreed, those who were ―drafted‖ on the spot, and the special people who saw a need and stepped in to fill it. Everyone working together makes our town what it is. Some new people have volunteered to be a part of the group to help plan next year’s events. More are welcome to join at any time. The next meeting of the Community Club will be Thursday, Sept. 23. If you would like to be on the list to receive a reminder of the meeting, contact Judy Fulton. The main item on September’s meeting will be the Home Tour, Christmas Kick-Off, on Sunday, November 28. THANK YOU, ASHLAND, for another successful Summer Days Celebration!!
2010 Miss Champaign County Fair Queen, Ainsley Reiser of Champaign, is crowned by 2009 Miss Champaign County Fair Queen Alexandra Forrest, as 2010 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Haley Freeman assists Saturday at the ceremony at Rantoul Township High School. Ainsley is the daughter of Jim Reiser and Kay Reiser, formerly of Ashland. She is the grand-daughter of John Jr. and Alice Reiser, and Linda and the late John Devlin.
NEAL’S BARBER SHOP Ashland, IL 62612 NEAL’S Barber Shop will be closed August 25-26-27-28 Hours: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Closed Sundays & Mondays
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Hours: Mon - Sat 7 am to 8 pm Sun - 8 am to 6 pm We have a large selection of fresh fruits and melons Lucky’s will be closing at the end of August - come and get your ice cream treats and Good burgers now!!! 11 am—9 pm Daily
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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 a picnic at Site MGridley Lake on August 8th at 5:00pm. Bring a picnic basket and chairs.
AUGUST METEOR SHOW… August is the time of year when people become excited about watching meteors, also called falling or shooting stars. Our region of space is littered with dusty particles called meteoroids. As one falls into our atmosphere, it disintegrates in a quick but dramatic burst of light. To view these this year, head out to a remote, dark location, between midnight and dawn on August 13th, lie back on a lawn chair or sleeping bag, and scan the skies. 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.
FALL COMMUNITY WIDE YARD SALES… LOOKING AHEAD… In January of 2011, The First Baptist Church of Ash- Mark your calendars for the annual Fall yard sales on Sept. 18, 2010 land will be celebrating the 125th Anniversary of it’s founding. ANNUAL HOME TOURS... Mark your calendars - Sunday November 28 will FOR SALE… be the annual home tour, luncheon, and Xmas Crosley Chest Freezer. 21.7 cu ft. 3 baskets, light, kick-off sponsored by the Ashland Community powerlight, lock and drain. Like new - Less than 1 Club. year old. $600 (negotiable). 217-741-1112
FOR SALE… 2000 VW Bug with 120,000 miles, $3400 obo. Call 473-3376 THANKS FROM THE TALLULA SENIORS... The Tallula Seniors would like to thank all the members of the Cass/Menard Hunt Club for their generous donation to our organization. It is greatly appreciated.
August Birthdays 1 - Betty Noel 1 - Bob Briggs 3 - Jean Briggs 4 - Steve Aggertt 6 - Shirley Edwards 11—Bill Gardner
13 - Tom Votsmier 18 - Wendy Rhoads Prather 21 - Irene King 30 - Ada Virginia Bloomfield 31 - Kay Handy
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
August Anniversaries 5 - Bill & Deb Gruen 10 - Paul & Wanda Williams 11 - Joe & Gloria Rhoads (37th) 12 - Bill & Mary Gardner 17 - Dale & Virginia Deihl 23 - George & Margery Jokisch 28 - Dave & Pat Hutton 31 - Jerry & Diane Nickel (35th)
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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 countyâ€™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.