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SEPTEMBER 2008 Volume 1 Issue 6

The Scoop

THIS NEWSLETTER IS A WORK OF LOVE BY A COMMITTEE OF FOLKS WHO ARE CONCERNED THAT PEOPLE IN ASHLAND NEED TO KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENING. THE NEXT ONE WILL BE PUBLISHED SHORTLY AFTER THE FIRST OF EACH MONTH. IDEAS OR ITEMS FOR THE NEWSLETTER - DROP OFF AT PRINTERS INK OR GIVE THEM TO NANCE BRYANT, LINDA DEVLIN, JUDY FULTON, CYNTHIA GUTMANN, BOB HEATHER, OR LIZ WALLBAUM. ITEMS CAN ALSO BE E-MAILED TO MATT HOBROCK, ASHLAND.SCOOP@SBCGLOBAL.NET . DEADLINE WILL BE THE 25TH OF EACH MONTH, FOR THE FOLLOWING MONTH’S NEWSLETTER. YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED.

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Upcoming Events September 2 - Ashland Woman’s Club meeting at Baptist Church fellowship hall - 1:30pm September 10 - Village of Ashland Board Meeting - 7:00pm September 20 - Ashland City Wide Garage Sales (contact John Jones for details at 476-3914)

A-C Elementary School Open House September 11th, 7:00 - 8:00pm Come check out the new automated bleacher seating! (The boards from A-C Central’s old bleachers will be used for the flooring in the new cabin at Rexroat Prairie.)

September School Schedule Sept 1 ................................... Sept 2 ................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... Sept 3 ................................... ...................................... Sept 4 ................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... Sept 5 ................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... Sept 6 ................................... ...................................... Sept 8 ................................... ...................................... Sept 9 ................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... Sept 10 ................................. ...................................... ...................................... Sept 11 ................................. ...................................... Sept 12 ................................. ...................................... ...................................... Sept 13 ................................. ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... Sept 15 ................................. ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... Sept 16 ................................. ...................................... Sept 17 ................................. Sept 18 ................................. ...................................... ...................................... Sept 19 ................................. ...................................... Sept 20 ................................. ...................................... ...................................... Sept 22 ................................. ...................................... ...................................... Sept 23 ................................. Sept 24 ................................. Sept 25 ................................. ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... Sept 26 ................................. Sept 27 ................................. ...................................... ...................................... Sept 29 ................................. Sept 30 .................................

No school Dismiss @ 3:00pm HS Golf @ Waverly, 4:00pm JH SB vs. Glenwood, 4:30pm JH BB @ New Berlin, 4:30pm JH BB vs. Bluffs, 4:30pm JH SB @ Lincoln Magnet, 4:30pm Grade 5 Band Demo day JH BB @ Meredosia, 4:30pm JH SB @ Calvary, 4:30pm HS VB @ Bunker Hill, 6:15pm HS VB @ Crusader Classic HS Golf @ Carrolton, 4:00pm JH SB @ Greenview, 4:30pm VFB @ N. Greene, 7:00pm HS VB @ Crusader Classic JH SB @ Pawnee Tourney JH SB @ New Berlin, 4:30pm JVFB vs. N. Greene, 6:30pm JH BB vs. St. Agnes, 4:30pm HS Golf @ Routt Catholic, 4:00pm JH SB @ Winchester, 4:30pm HS VB @ Carrolton, 6:15pm Book Fair HS Golf vs. Brown County, 4:00pm JH BB @ Christ the King, 4:30pm Book Fair HS Golf vs. Springfield Lutheran, 4:00pm Book Fair JH BB @ Greenview, 4:30pm HS Golf @ Beardstown, 4:00pm JVVB @ Pawnee Tourn JH CC @ PORTA, 9:00am MORP Dance, 7:00pm VFB @ Routt, 7:00pm HS Golf @ Pleasant Plains, 4:00pm JH BB vs. Brown County, 4:30pm VB vs. Greenview, 6:15pm JVFB vs. Routt, 6:30p, JH CC @ Rushville, 4:30pm HS VB @ ISD, 6:15pm HS Golf vs. Routt Catholic, 4:00pm HS Golf vs. Western, 4:00pm JH CC @ Beardstown, 4:30pm HS VB vs. Triopia, 6:15pm HS VB @ Mt. Pulaski Fall Classic VFB vs. Triopia, 7:00pm HS VB @ Mt. Pulaski Fall Classic HS Golf @ Bluffs International, 9:00am JH CC @ Franklin, 9:45am HS VB vs. Calhoun, 6:15pm HS Golf vs. Carrollton, 4:00pm JVFB @ Triopia, 6:15pm Girls Golf vs. Lutheran, 4:00 pm HS Golf @ Brown County, 4:00pm HS Golf @ Rushville-Industry, 4:00pm Girls Golf @ Beardstown, 4:00pm JH CC @ Illini Central, 4:15pm HS VB vs. Athens, 6:15PM HS Golf @ Illini Central, 4:00pm Band @ Beardstown Fall Festival HS Golf @ Porta Invite, 8:00am VFB @ ISD, 2:00pm JVFB vs. ISD, 6:15pm JH CC @ Havana, 4:15pm


CHURCH DIRECTORY

Prairie Skies Library

BEREA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Minister Edward J.Moretto Youth Minister, Diann L. Hoagland bereacc@casscomm.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 Rev. Howard Chartier Sunday School - 9:00 am Sunday Worship - 10:00 am

Hours: Ashland

Pleasant Plains

Mon & Wed : 9am - 7pm Tues & Thurs: 9am - 5pm Sat: 9am - 2pm

Mon & Wed: 9am - 5pm Tues & Thurs: 9am - 7pm Sat: 9am - 2pm

The Community Prayer Shawl Ministry meets the first Sunday of each month @ 4pm. Questions should be directed to Sally Miller at 320-9271. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Rev. L. Wayne Mollohan Youth Minister, Alice Kern ashlandfbc@casscomm.com 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. Roosevelt Smith 476.8858 www.ashlandunitedmethodist.com Sunday Worship - 8:45 am Sunday School - 10:00 am Wednesday Prayer Service - 6:30 pm Youth Second Saturday - 10am - 2pm NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH, s.b.c. Pastor Terry Beauchamp www.newbeginningschristianfellowship.net Sunday Worship - 8:00 am Sunday School - 9:30 am 2nd Service - 10:30 am Wednesday Bible Study - 5:45 pm (meal) Lesson until 7:00 pm

Prentice Farmers Elevator

Timothy Parsons Heather, an Ashland native, displays his hometown pride on his truck.

First Baptist Church A Grace-Driven Church "feeding the lambs" and "tending the sheep." Are you looking for a church with relevant messages for today's world? Are you looking for a church full of people who want to welcome you and help you grow? Then come and Worship with us at First Baptist Church. 221 W. Washington St. Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3678

Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Bible Study - Monday 7:00 pm

217.741.3874

2303 Elevator Avenue Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3516 or 1.800.255.8659 prenticeev@casscomm.com prenticeelevator.com

NEAL’S BARBER SHOP Ashland, IL 62612

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

Dealers in Grain, Seed and Kent Feeds.

Hours: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Tuesday - Saturday

Closed Sundays & Mondays


Birthdays & Anniversaries Happy belated birthday Kay Handy a.k.a. “Aunt Bee” was a young 65 on August 31st. Birthdays for the Month of September

August 6, 2008

Truck vs. School Bus

9th - Tammy Eskew - 36 13th - Linda Lueck - 64 19th - Liz Wallbaum - 61 23rd - Deb Gruen - 50 24th - Jeff Cosner - 51 25th - Jim Wallbaum - 64 Anniversaries for the Month of September

On our regular monthly training night, the AVFD and Ashland’s MECCA crew were dispatched to a scene we all hope never happens. The scene was set up with a city truck, driven by Ron Cave, which had hit the rear end of an A-C Central School bus - approximately 20 students on board. With smoke, fuel leaking and multiple injuries, a night of training was set in place. Injuries included: broken arms and legs, back and head injuries. Many of the students had to be stabilized and removed from the bus by backboard to awaiting more personalized care. We haven’t been through a mass casualty accident since the tornado hit our town. With new members being added to both departments, it was time to retrain. After approximately 2 hours at the crash site we spent another hour at the fire station critiquing what had just happened. As volunteers, and parents of children riding busses, we hope to never have to do this for real. But, if there ever is a time, we will be better trained for the situation. Thanks again to Ron Cave, Keith Gregory, Larry Cave, and especially to all the students who volunteered for our training.

Open Tuesday - Saturday By Appointment

RPA Farmers Co-op Email us: RPAFARMERS@CASSCOMM.COM Ashland Office 220 North Niagara Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3936

Pleasant Plains Office 300 N. Washington Pleasant Plains, IL 62677 217.626.1331

Richland Office 3090 Richland Elevator Road Pleasant Plains, IL 62677 217.626.1551

23rd - Amy & Randy Christensen - 2 yrs. 25rd - Tammy & Shawn Eskew - 4 yrs. Send us your birthdays and anniversaries!

Shannon Eskew finished 11th in the Sportsman Nationals that were held at the Springfield Mile on August 17th during the IL State Fair. This was Shannon’s fourth year competing in this race. He says there’s nothing like the thrill you get when going that speed on such a big track. Congratulations Shannon, your family and friends are proud of you!

Team ConXion Girls B 16-Under Fast Pitch Northern 2008 National Champs (L-R) - Kayla Birdsell, Andi Butler, Haley Horney, Kate Williams, Kirsten Lindley, Chrissy Miller, Megan Bergerude, Madalyn Allen, Nicole Garland, Sydney Coleman, Marissa Jenkins, Stephanie Angelo, Kelsey Dearing, Taylor Wernsing. Coaches (not pictured) Ty Gebhardt, Bruce Dearing, KC Kirchner. Ty Gebhardt, head coach at Virginia/A-C Central, coached the Team ConXion to a national title. The 16U Team ConXion comprised of high school players from seven area communities, including Beardstown, Virginia, Chandlerville, Pleasant Plains, Springfield, Auburn and Raymond-Lincolnwood. They waltzed through the 16U National finals undefeated. Congratulations, coach Gebhardt and the team!


Stephenson Cleaners 113 Hardin Ashland, IL 62612 476-8862 CLEANING - PRESSING - LAUNDRY

2 HOUR SERVICE Wallbaum Development Inc. Plumbing-Heating-Air Cond. Backhoe-Trenching 115 W. Freemont St. PO Box 136 Ashland, Illinois 62612 Phone:476-3595 We Do It All In Just 1 Call! Jim - Todd - Travis

A GREAT IDEA – AND YOU CAN HELP GET IT STARTED!!!

Many of know friends and relatives who have moved out of Ashland to be closer to doctors, relatives, shopping, etc. With the rising cost of fuel, we will see this happening even more. It is not just disabled or older folks, but all of us who are affected. Cass County leaders are aware of grants which are available from the state and federal governments to create a transportation system. Again, this would be usable by everyone - from young people with no vehicle who need to go shopping or to appointments, to elderly who no longer drive. The next meeting of the county transportation group will be Thursday September 25th at 6:30pm. The meeting place is to be announced. __________________________________________ MARK THE DATE OF NOVEMBER 8TH ON YOUR CALENDAR POTTERY SALE AT JOHN COSNER’S! Tim & Pam Cosner Fry will hold a pottery Sale at John Cosner’s garage on Saturday November 8th , 8:30am - 4:00pm Come do some of your Christmas shopping Or just browse and visit.

Newell Insurance Agency, Inc. A SUBSIDIARY OF THE STATE BANK OF ASHLAND E-mail: newellins@casscomm.com Newell Insurance Agency, Inc. 108 W. Editor Street Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3354

“A Full Service Bank” 400 E. Buchanan Street P.O. Box 467 Ashland, IL 62612-0467

PH. 217.476.3325 FX. 217.476.3342

Jeffery A. Donnan - Kay Handy Ora Lee Campbell - Kristen Arthalony

DIVISIONS OF NEWELL INSURANCE AGENCY Jack Frashier Insurance Frashier-Sudbrink Agency 117 S. Front Street 210-A Washington St. Virginia, IL 62691 Beardstown, IL 62618 217.452.7716 217.323.3018 Matt Petefish

Debbie Jones

Ashland Community Club still has Sesquicentennial DVD for $30 and cookbooks for $15. Available in our bank.


Shop Allen’s Market! Your Local Source For Great Value, Great Selection, And Prompt Friendly Service! If We Don’t Have What You Are Looking For, Just Ask And We Will Do Our Best To Get It! Your Comments And Suggestions Are Always Welcome! There is a comment box on our checkout. We do appreciate your comments! This box can only be opened by me. You do not have to sign your comments, but I will personally reply to all signed ones. Please include your phone number as well as your name and mailing address. -Harold

ASHLAND ANTIQUES Gary Smith, Owner 124 W. Editor Ashland, Illinois 62612 (217) 476-3939 Thursday-Friday-Saturday Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm or by chance

DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE 3 ANTIQUE STORES IN DOWNTOWN ASHLAND? Always Free Parking

We Buy and Sell ANTIQUE RANCH 136 N. Yates Ashland, Illinois 62612 (217)476-8068 Antiques/Collectables We Buy - Sell - Trade Quality Used Furniture– Housewares Thursday-Friday-Saturday Hours 10:00 am - 5:00 pm or by chance COLLECTIMANIA CORNER 120 W. Editor Ashland, Illinois 62612 (217)206-5639 Thursday-Friday-Saturday Hours: 10am-5pm or by chance Antiques/Collectables/Tools/Furniture Tell City Furniture Booth 64 Springfield Antique Mall 3031 Reilly Drive Springfield, Illinois 62703 (217)522-3031 9:30am - 5:00pm 7 days a week

WINNERS AT THE CASS COUNTY FAIR AT VIRGINIA IN JULY Champion Simmental Steer-Jamie Lewis, Ashland Champion Crossbred Heifer-Jamie Lewis,Ashland Champion Simmental Heifer-Jamie Lewis, Ashland Grand Champion Heifer-Jamie Lewis, Ashland Reserve Grand Champion Barrow-Nathan Mahoney,Ashland Champion Ram-Carlee Critchelow, Chandlerville Champion Ewe-Carlee Critchelow, Chandlerville Champion Market Sheep-Carlee Critchelow, Chandlerville Sr. Beef Showmanship-Jamie Lewis, Ashland Sr. Swine Showmanship-Matt Mahoney, Ashland Sr. Sheep Showmanship-Lane Wegs, Ashland Jr. Sheep Showmanship-Becca Wegs, Ashland Rabbit Showmanship-Carlee Critchelow, Chandlerville Trail Class 8-12– Carman Savage, Ashland Horsemanship 8-12 - Carman Savage, Ashland Costume Class-Kolby Vandenberg, Ashland Jr. Foods– Jonas Volkman, Ashland Best of Show Dog I-Emma Lynn, Chandlerville


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 - $45 Rev. Patsy Kelly & Husband, Harvey Mack, O.D. The Rev. Patsy Kelly is the new director of Pastoral Care at Passavant Hospital. She began her duties on July 24th. Rev. Kelly came from the West Pike Parrish of the United Methodist Church where she served as transitional interim ministry specialist for the past two years. From 2004 - 2006 she served as the co-pastor at Grace United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. She has also served as pastor of the Concord and Arenzville United Methodist Churches and was a chaplain at MacMurray College. Rev. Kelly is the wife of Harvey Mack, O.D., and resides in Jacksonville, with their two teenagers Sean and Patrick. Patsy is the daughter of Calvin & Joyce Kelly of Ashland. With Rev. Kelly’s appointment, the name of the Chaplaincy Department has been changed to Pastoral Care.

Norm Bryant Enterprises Distributor of Fine Quality Vacuums Furniture

Carpet Cleaning

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

Car Interior

608 W. Franklin Ashland, IL 62612

Doggie Day Care $6 a day (b.y.o. treats!) 476-8888 For “staycations” kenneled at night grassy, fenced play area. Lots of love and attention!

d Your A Could e! be her

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.


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BITS-N-PIECES Shopping in the Ozarks Osage Beach, MO November 11 - 12, 2008

V.F.W... Meets monthly at 7:00 p.m. 3rd Monday each month

Please join us on our annual shopping trip. We will be taking the big bus to Osage Beach, MO to spend the night and shop at the Osage Beach Premium Outlets. Tuesday evening we’ll enjoy a dinner cruise on the Celebration and then enjoy walking around Dog Patch, which was the original part of the Ozarks. Price for this trip is $190 (Double Occupancy) which includes transportation, one night stay and a dinner cruise. Celebrate being 50 or over by inquiring about our new First Gold Club Travel Group. Join us Saturday, October 4 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at State Bank of Ashland to hear details about upcoming trips. For further details, contact Linda Klauber at 476-3325 or Activity & Tour Co-Director, Nance Bryant at 476-3508.

AMERICAN LEGION... Meets quarterly (January - April - July - October) 3rd Monday at 7:30 p.m. FOR SALE: 1964 Olds Dynamic 88 Convertible Light Blue w/white top, lots of rebuilt or replaced items - engine, trans, rear Dif, radiator, exhaust, brakes, carb, alt, starter, radial w/wall tires. Contact Dale Deihl, 217-476-8887, $6000 THE ASHLAND HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION... Will have an organizational meeting for the 2009 Alumni Banquet, Sunday, Sept. 21st, at the home of Mary Adams, #6 Appomatax, Jacksonville, IL. Mary can be reached at 245-9353. Officers for this year are Judy Savage: President, Scot Atwood: VicePresident, and Liz Wallbaum: Secretary/Treasurer. ASHLAND U-HELP Any student may apply for up to $500 loan with an interest rate of 3%. Applications are available at the State Bank of Ashland. ONE MINUTE EACH NIGHT

Ladies’ Prayer Breakfast

Schedule 2008-2009 2008

Sept. 6 - New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Oct. 4 - Ashland First Baptist Nov. 1 - Ashland United Methodist Dec. 6 - Richland Creek Baptist

2009

Jan. 3 - St. Augustine Catholic Feb. 7 - Ashland Church of Christ Mar. 7 - New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Apr. 4 - Ashland United Methodist May 2 - Ashland First Baptist “Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything with thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God.” - Phillipians 4:6 *Meet each month @ 9:00 am - Each group responsible for making arrangements if schedule change is needed.* Contact person for each church:

Dorothy Taylor - Methodist - 476-3581 Marcia Masten - Richland Creek - 691-5469 Glenda Schleyhahn - First Baptist - 476-8829 Becky King - New Beginnings - 891-3454 Betty Higgason - Church of Christ - 476-3824 Elaine Roth - St. Augustine - 476-3984

We have never been more desperate than now for God to heal our land. During WWII, a group was organized who dropped what they were doing every night at a prescribed hour for one minute to collectively pray for the safety of England, its people and peace. This had an amazing effect. There is now a group organizing the same thing here in America. United States needs prayer now more than ever!!! If you would like to participate: each evening at 8:00 PM Central time, stop whatever you are doing and spend one minute praying for the safety of the United States, our troops, our citizens, for peace in the world, the up-coming election, that the Bible will remain the basis for the laws governing our land and that Christianity will grow in the U.S. Most people know the power of prayer. We here in Ashland do!! Our prayers are the most powerful asset we have. Pass this on to anyone you think will want to join us. May God Bless You!!! UNITED METHODIST WOMEN HOLD ANNUAL FALL SOUP LUNCHEON The last Saturday in October represents a SPECIAL DAY. October 25 is the date for the UMW Fall Soup Luncheon. Of course, there will also be a White Elephant sale as well as “Bread for the World” sale. There will be several varieties of soup, sandwiches and yummy homemade desserts. You remember how delicious it is, so mark your calendar so you won’t forget. Time will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and cost will be $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for kids aged 5 through 12 and age 4 under will be served free!! OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY,,, goes out to the McVay Family for the recent loss of their daughter, Olivia, who was killed in a car accident. The McVays were the former owners of the Crock Pot restaurant in Ashland, who moved to Dalton City. Our hearts and prayers are with their entire family during this difficult time.

September 2008 - Ashland Scoop  

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