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August 2011 — Volume 4 - Issue 8


FOR SALE 313 N. YATES $64,900 Are you looking for a starter home or for a family home? This home has newer kitchen open to dining room, hardwood floors, main floor bedroom, very, very large lot, great for garden, another garage, swimming pool, etc,. Must see. Call Kendra for a showing.

705 E Editor Street Ashland $119,900

Character abounds in this 2-story home! Many great features including beautiful hardwood floors, replacement windows, fresh paint, newer roof, large front porch, spacious addition with fireplace, 2.5 car attached garage, and much more! Call for your private showing today! Dawn Stremsterfer Realtor®, Broker Associate Office: 217-787-7215 Direct: 217-741-1865

PROFESSIONALS 2475 West Monroe Springfield, IL 62704 (cell) 217-741-1865

2319 Collins Rd Ashland $275,000 An incredible home w/ old world charm, and modern conveniences, totally updated, 4 bds. 2.5 baths, new kitchen, beautiful woodwork & staircase, butler’s pantry, sunroom, wrap around front porch, on 4 acres, w/ barn, garage, workshop and 3 other outbuildings.

CHURCH DIRECTORY BEREA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Minister Edward J.Moretto 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 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- Choir Practice - 7:00 Youth Second Saturday - 10am - 2pm NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH, s.b.c. Pastor Terry Beauchamp 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 Tuesday Corporate Prayer @ 7:00 pm Saturday’s Men’s Prayer Breakfast @ 8:00 am

Smith Chiropractic Clinic Dr. Kathie G. Smith 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.

Amity Nail Spa 116 N. Yates Ashland, IL

A-C FFA Proud of Accomplishments at 2011 Convention

This year the A-C Central FFA Chapter once again was proud to represent our communities and receive recognition for our accomplishments from the past year. The convention kicked off on June 14th with the Illinois FFA State Agriculture Science Fair. Carmen Savage received a Gold Rating, It’s a Fabulous, Fun, Fantastic, placed 2nd in the entire science fair and will represent IlliFlip-Flop Summer at Amity Nail nois at the National Agriculture Science Fair in Indianapolis, Spa. Get free nail art or a free IN this Octopair of flip-flops with every ber! Other stupedicure! (while supplies last) dents participating included Call for an appointment today! Jordan Keyes 217-416-7615 and Nathan Mahoney who Want to have a GREAT time and get some GREAT bargains for just received a silQuarters? ver rating, Krissy SimThe second monthly Quarter Auction is coming on August 9 at the mons and Pleasant Plains Community Building. Doors open at 6pm and Sarah Pherigo bidding begins at 7pm. who received a A Quarter Auction is a FUN night where you can get a lot of great bronze rating, items for quarters from your favorite direct home companies. This and Zach is how it works: When you arrive, you purchase a paddle or padFields and Lane Wegs who received a bronze rating. Haley dles for $1 each. These paddles have your auction number or Pfaffe was recognized as the AgriScience Student of the numbers on them. When you bid, you hold up your number and if Year for Illinois and will advance to national competition this your number is drawn, you get the item for just a quarter or two. fall as well. Pfaffe was also recognized by the Illinois Farm Bureau for being on the Top Chapter Presidents in Illinois Some of the proceeds for the evening go to the Ashland/Porta while Danielle Cheerleaders. Come out and support these girls and have a wonBright was recogderful time, too. nized as one of the Top Chapter Reporters by the same organization. The week concluded with the awarding of Illinois State FFA Degrees to Danielle Bright, Haley Pfaffe, Morgan Wessel and Kelsey Handy who join a select few from A-C Central to ever receive this degree. The chapter was also recognized as a gold rated chapter. At the Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers Conference the following week, Mrs. Jennifer Waters was named one of the top twelve teachers in Illinois with the "Teacher of LLC Excellence Award". Mrs. Waters was nominated by Haley Pfaffe.

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Summer activities include the community garden at A-C Central High School, Section 14 FFA Fair, working at the Brandt Consolidated Customer Appreciation Dinner, and serving with the Illinois Pork Producers at the Illinois State Fair on August 15th.

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217.476.3516 or 1.800.255.8659 James R. Blakeman, Manager 4 locations to serve you: Prentice, Philadelphia, Strawns Crossing, and Tallula.

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NEAL’S BARBER SHOP Ashland, IL 62612 Closed August 31 September 1,2,3

Closed Sundays & Mondays

BC Carpentry Handyman Service 416-5424 Serving Ashland for 12 years All aspects of carpentry Decks - Replacement Windows and Doors Pressure Washing NO JOB TOO SMALL The Ashland Scoop Committee would like to offer the newsletters by subscription. This would be great for out-of-town people who can’t make it in to pick one up. It also would be make a great gift for those relatives who have moved away and want to keep up with local news. Cost is $20.00 per year. Newsletters will be mailed out the first week of each month.

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Junctions 123 & 125 - Ashland, Illinois 62612 Monday - Saturday 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Allen’s Market - Since 1960 Thank You” for 51 years of business!

Sundays and Holidays 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Summer is coming to a close. Lucky’s will be closing in late August. Get your ICE CREAM and GREAT BURGERS now!

Lucky’s is open 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

FROM THE DESK OF BECKY CANTY, A-C The beginning of this school year brings some very exciting new programs and initiatives. We have purchased our 7-12 grade students (and teachers) laptops. These laptops are pretty incredible: they have a stylus, slate, document camera, clickers,and several programs that will assist us in making teaching and learning an incredible adventure. Teachers can give quizzes and tests and a program will grade those for them. Mr. Pfaffe has already downloaded two of his textbooks (FOR FREE!). We will have WIFI available in the parking lots of Chandlerville and Ashland for students to access internet if they don't have it at home. We currently have WIFI throughout the Ashland facility. The teachers will be coming in for 4 days of professional development to learn how to effectively use these laptops. Mr. Bendorf, our technology administrator, has been working very hard to launch this initiative. Please check out our website for more information on these computers. Also, we are so proud to announce that we will have our own Pre-K program. Mrs. Rogers (elementary principal) and Mrs. Martin (elementary administrative assistant) have been hiring staff, preparing rooms, and working on curriculum for this program. Currently, we have 56 students enrolled! Thank you for your support and we encourage you to check our website:

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Jeffrey A. Donnan - Kay Handy Ora Lee Campbell

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815 W. Clinton Rushville, IL 62681 217.322.6230 Kala Peacock

979 Clocktower Drive Springfield, IL 62704 217-726-9885 Stacey M. Hester

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Cell (217) 741-3758 Phone: (217) 476-3508

Adventure Club Watch for Free Fish Frys in September 400 E. Buchanan St. P.O. Box 467 Ashland, IL 62612-0467 PH. 217.476.3325 FX. 217.476.3342

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Daughter of Michael Ratliff & Jennifer Ratliff Mrs. Kesselring’s 5th Grade Class

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BITS-N-PIECES A NOTE OF THANKS… I wish to publicly thank the Ambulance crew in Ashland and Virginia, people in Ashland and surrounding area, the volunteers from Bread of Love, for prayers, cards, visits, flowers, phone calls and concern expressed by many of you. All has been deeply appreciated. - Sincerely, Tom Kofoed SENIOR SAINTS... Sunday, August 7th, 2011 @ 2:00 pm; Jacksonville Theatre for Footloose. Call 476-8848 for advanced tickets by July 15th. FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL… A-C Central’s first day of school will be , Friday, August 19th (dismiss at 11:30 am). First full day will be Monday, August 22nd.

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. ILLINOIS STATE FAIR… The Illinois State Fair will be August 12th - 21st. It will kick off, as usual, with the Twilight Parade, Thursday, August 11th, at 6:00pm. CHANDLERVILLE BURGOO… The 2001 Chandlerville Burgoo will be August 25th - 27th.


The Cass County Food Pantry extends the love of the community and of Christ to those in need. We provide The Ashland Woman's Club will begin its 2011-2012 boxes of food for more than 300 families in the county year on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, with a program given by John Sheppard entitled, "Thailand and Cam- each month. Summer is a difficult time for the food pantry, donations are low and it can be difficult to find help bodian Adventures". The program will begin at 1:30 packing boxes. But, you can help! Watch for food drives p.m. at the Ashland Baptist Church. Light refreshments will follow the meeting and program. and other opportunities to donate to the food pantry, or create your own opportunity. Call Joanne at 217-473All women of the Ashland community are invited to 5638 to make a food or money donation, or to get more attend. Dues are $10.00 per person for the entire year details about offering your time and talents to the food of programs. If you have questions, please call Judy pantry. Mills at 476-3469 or Carla Sheppard 476-3637.

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

August Anniversaries 5 - Bill & Deb Gruen 7 - Dale & Donna Edge 10 - Paul & Wanda Williams 11 - Joe & Gloria Rhoads 12 - Bill & Mary Gardner 17 - Dale & Virginia Deihl 23 - George & Margery Jokisch 28 - Dave & Pat Hutton 31 - Jerry & Diane Nickel

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

Welcome, Mason Byron Waters Henry Waters is excited to announce the birth of his baby brother, Mason Byron Waters. He was born on July 9th at 5:37 a.m. and weighed 8 lbs 1 ounce and was 20 3/4" tall. Henry and Mason's parents are Darin and Jennifer Waters.

Tanning at Tease Hair Salon 217-476-3764 Co. Gardner Construction 2878 Panther G rove Road Ashland, IL 6261 2

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Remodel Kitchen & Baths Replace Roof & Room Additions

101 Yates Street

August, 2011


Your recycling may be deposited in any of the recycling bins at Village Hall. Disregard the specific signs (i.e. plastic, paper, etc.) as items are sorted at the garbage disposal company. August Board Meeting: August 10th, 7:00 p.m. at Village Hall. If you see a street light out, the Village office (217/476-3317) and we will contact CIPS for repair.

Utility Rates:

First 1,000 gallons Per 100 gallons after first 1,000 EPA Testing Fee Minimum monthly charge Total water, sewer and EPA for 3,000 gallons

Water $22.00 92.5 cents $ 1.05 $33.25 $60.05.

Sewer $10.20 41.5 cents 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 Linda Stephenson, Village Clerk Kitty Mau, Deputy Clerk

Robert Oscar Beadles II Robert Oscar Beadles II,MD, 100, died in Colorado Springs July 23. Memorial services were held Thursday, July 28, 2:00pm at First United Methodist Church. Born in Ashland, IL, he received a B.S. from Illinois Wesleyan University, and an M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School. He was a W.W. II medical corps captain in both the American and European theaters A founding member of the Colorado Springs Medical Center, he practiced Urology locally 1946-1986 and served as Chief of Staff at Penrose Hospital. A member of county, state and national medical associations, he served as president of the Rocky Mountain and South Central sections of the American Urological society. He was a member of the Clinical Club, Rotary Club and Broadmoor Golf Club. A 65-year member of the First United Methodist Church, he sang in the men's glee club and chancel choir for over 30 years. A loving husband and father, he enjoyed family camping, fishing, travel, entertaining and skiing. He is survived by Mildred Flagg Beadles, his wife of 77 years, his children: Barbara Shapiro, Patricia Yu Swayne and Robert Beadles III; grandchildren: Richard Shapiro, Katherine Shapiro Lang, Kai Ming Yu and Robert Oscar Beadles IV; great grandchild: Clementine Lang. Donations may be sent to: First United Methodist Church Choir, 420 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs CO, 80903. Tel: 719.471.8522, or Chaddock Boys' School, 205 S. 24th St. Quincy, IL 62301 Tel: 217.222.0034.

A-C CENTRAL BOOSTER CLUB I hope everyone is having a great summer, I just wanted to bring everyone up to speed on a few things booster club related. As many of you are probably already aware of, the ACV Booster Club was dissolved as of 6/15/11, the funds were divided and AC Central and Virginia each received their half of the funds according to the by-laws that were set when the group was created. After discussion and input from others, it was decided that an AC Central Booster Club would be reformed to manage the funds and continue to support the student/ athletes at AC Central; Wendy Turner was voted in as Chairperson of the new booster club and I was voted to serve as secretary/treasurer for the next year. Some people have asked that with the new co-op what would be the need to maintain a separate booster club here at AC? We would definitely agree that things will be much different than in the past but the main reason for maintaining a separate booster club is to watch over the funds that were raised by ACV and AC Booster Clubs over the years and not just hand the funds directly over to PORTA at this time. We have had many discussions with the officers of the PORTA Booster Club and they have gone out of their way to welcome the AC community and agree with our decision to keep the funds separate at this time; Wendy and I attended the PORTA Boosters meeting on Wednesday and were appointed the AC representatives and will be working with their officers to cooperatively support the new venture. With that said, and I know some of us have done it already, please join the PORTA Booster Club; their memberships are $15 annually but that gets you free admission to 5 events during the 2011/2012 season. They will be set-up at the athletic informational meetings in August and I believe at some of the first few home games this fall, they also have a website established: They also meet on the first Wednesday of every month and booster club members are welcome to attend, they are held in the PORTA commons which is just outside the high school gym where the open house was held. They are already making plans to have a few welcome events this fall to get everyone introduced and more details will come as the plans all come together. Brett Keyes Beverly L. Spicer (1941 - 2011) Beverly, L, Spicer, 70, of Ashland, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Prairie Village Health Care Center in Jacksonville. She was born March 19, 1941 in Jacksonville; the daughter of Floyd and Josephine Mae Van Hyning Orris. She married W. Wayne Spicer on February 27, 1958 in Murrayville, Il and he preceded her in death on October 21, 2006. She is survived by two daughters, three grandchildren, three brothers, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held 10:00am Saturday, July 23, at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Ashland, with burial at Ashland Cemetery. Memorial gifts are suggested to Cass County Food Pantry or PAWS Animal Rescue.

Carl R. Wester (1943 - 2011) Carl R. Wester, 68, of Ashland, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at his residence. He was born March 6, 1943, in Ashland, the son of James Louis “Jeeter� and Wilhelmina UpDegraff Wester. He married Donna Thomas on June 16, 1961, in Ashland, and she survives. He is also survived by three daughters, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are nine brothers and sisters. Carl was a member of the first Baptist Church of Ashland. Funeral services were held at Monday, July 25th, at 9:00am, at the First Baptist Church, with burial at the Ashland Cemetery.

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