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September 2011 — Volume 4 - Issue 9


City-Wide Garage Sales September 17th 705 W. Editor Street Ashland $119.900

SALE PENDING 416 N. Sylvan Street Ashland

2319 Collins Rd Ashland $259,900 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.


Spacious 5BR, 3BA home on a corner lot! 2 car attached garage with full bathroom right as you enter the home from the garage. Many nice features; over 3200 sq. ft., 1 fireplace, main floor master bedroom/bathroom, plenty of room for storage with many closets and a basement area with shelves, large open floor plan including the kitchen/living/dining room area & the lot has several mature trees. Dawn Stremsterfer Realtor®, Broker Associate Office: 217-787-7215 Direct: 217-741-1865

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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. Pam Hoffman 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.

VBS THANK YOU VBS 2011 “Son Harvest County Fair” was a great success thanks to the hard work and co-operation of five of our community churches! We served an average of 60 children each night and had 25-35 student and adult volunteers each night as well. The children‟s Mission Project was local Ashland-Plains Ministerial Association. A total of $337 was raised to be available for local needs. It takes a huge team effort to accomplish such a project as our annual VBS, and that we had! Volunteers came from First Baptist, United Methodist, Church of Christ, Berea Christian, and St. Augustine Catholic Church. If you helped in any way from preparing and serving meals or snacks, helping with games, crafts or “Crews”, or provided your time, your money, your recycled items or other supplies, and most of all your prayers, please know that you are greatly appreciated!! So many said to me “I can‟t do much”…….but everything matters!! Special thanks to the following that without their hard work the program would not have happened: Co-Directors Samantha Boston & Diane Nichel, Glenda & Bill Schleyhan and Mindy Gilbreth for amazing crafts, Heather Hays and recreation crew (including the “Carnies”-Norm, Bill, Paul & Gerald) for our Carnival. Special Thanks to Wanda Schutz for sewing vests for them! Also thanks to our Team of Bible Story Tellers: Sally Miller, Alaina Cave, Kim Beckett, Gloria Rhoades, and Diane , our Lepper, to our preschool team Lesley Newell, Robin Pettit and helpers, our snacks team led by Egina Koch and Cindy Smith. We had great music led by Judy Fulton and Leigh Miller and photography and graphics by Julie Hultquist, Mary McHenry and Alana Cave. Our fabulous skit crew and set design was led by Kris Gardner—What amazing talent and dedication to present God‟s messages in a very unique way! Thanks to the “CAST”: Dan Cuba, Paul Harris, Teagan Smith, Ang Lawraker, and Leigh Miller. Thank you for the presence and support of our Pastors and to the family of Carl Wester. I look forward to our next Community VBS—it‟s amazing what can happen when we work together in God‟s name!! - Deb G.

Methodist Church New Pastor: Pam Hoffman Pastor Pam Hoffman first encountered Jesus Christ as a junior in high school through the ministry of Youth for Christ. Growing up in Peoria, she studied journalism at Bradley University and worked for several years as a reporter in radio and newspapers in Illinois and West Virginia. She was led to seminary as the result of a growing desire to know God and the scriptures better, receiving degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA and Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY. Her experience in seminary awakened a call to preach and teach. In addition to preaching, Pam has a passion for worship and for providing people with opportunities to deepen their relationship with Jesus through prayer, scripture and solitude. She also is gifted at organization and administration. In her free time, she loves the outdoors, loves to play golf, read good books and play guitar, Her family includes her parents and brother, all living in southern Florida, as well as a cat who lives with her.



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

Closed Sundays & Mondays

A-C Marching Knights Parade Schedule Sept 16 ... Rushville Smiles Day Sept 17 ... Petersburg Harvest Festival Sept 24 ... Beardstown Fall Festival or ............... Porta Homecoming Oct 1 ....... Barry Apple Festival Oct 8 ....... IC Homecoming Oct 15 ..... Quincy Invitational Oct 29 ..... Pickneyville Mardi-Gras

Two of Ashland‟s street stock drivers took to the Mile at the IL State Fair Sportsmen Nationals on Sunday, August 21st. This is Travis‟ third year and Shannon‟s seventh year for this race. They both did an awesome job and came away with great finishes. Shannon finished 4th place and Travis finished 10th place. The guys say that in addition to it being the most fun ever on a race track, it is a great day spend with their family and friends and appreciate everyone coming out and supporting them. Special thanks to all their sponsors for making it possible. So, great job Shannon and Travis on another great race! You family and friends are very proud of you!

SECOND SATURDAY Second Saturday begins again September 10th. Remember, Second Saturday is open to any children of the community, age 4— 4th Grade. We meet from 10—2 on the Second Saturday of each month at the Ashland United Methodist Church. Our grannies always provide a great lunch for us, and there is no charge! Parents, this is a great opportunity for you to have some time to yourself for a few hours knowing your child is in a safe, Christian atmosphere where he or she will receive one on one attention and fellowship with other kids and adults. Our schedule usually includes a short devotion / Bible Study, singing, crafts, games and activities, lunch and a snack that sometimes kids can help prepare. Our theme for September 10 is “Back To The Fair” with a re-visit to our VBS “Son Harvest County Fair”. We hope to see you there!


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Prentice Farmers Elevator 2303 Elevator Avenue Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3516 or 1.800.255.8659 James R. Blakeman, Manager 4 locations to serve you:

BC Carpentry Handyman Service 416-5424 Serving Ashland for 12 years All aspects of carpentry Decks - Replacement Windows and Doors Pressure Washing

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Dealers in Grain, Seed and Kent Feeds.


Ag Class Looking for Donations The A- Central Ag Program is growing again this year. There are nearly forty students enrolled in horticulture classes alone that's nearly 1/3 of the school! Our students in this class will be learning about landscaping, greenhouse production, plant science, gardening and food preservation. Therefore, we need your help securing enough supplies. If you have any canning supplies (jars, lids, bands/rings, etc.) that you are not using we would love to put them to use as we make apple butter and salsa. We will also take any houseplants, cuttings, annuals or perennials you might have as you do you fall yard clean up. Mrs. Waters is on maternity leave but donations can be dropped off to Jan Kirby at the high school. Thank you for your continued support of our students, agriculture and the FFA.

MATT GREER President

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Mrs. Lucie Dutil Uhland 1965—2011 Lucie Dutil of Granby Québec, passed away on the 16th of August 2011, at the age of 45 at the University Center of Sherbrooke, Fleurimont Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Carl Uhland; children, Ann-Rose, Rébecca and Nicholas Uhland; her parents, Marie-Rose Tanguay and Gérerd Dutil; her father-in-law Fred Uhland; her sisters and brothers, Jacinthe, René, Jocelyne, Lysa, Claudyne, Isabelle and Michel Dutil; and her sisters-in-law, Ann Uhland-Smith (Wayne Smith), Lynn Christy (Irvy Christy) and Herather Uhland (Nigel Smith); as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society of the Berea Christian Church, Ashland, IL

Susan Edwards Butler (1942 - 2011) Susan Edwards Butler of Albuquerque, NM, a long-time Christian Educator, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 30, 2011 after a brave 4-year struggle against ovarian cancer. Susan is survived by her husband of 30 years, Nathan Butler, formerly of Cromwell; daughters Carin Logue of Atlanta, GA, Christy Bess and husband Scott of Denver, CO; two grandsons Michael and Matthew; siblings Bob Edwards, Mary Sherden, Jane Cutrell, Phyllis Nielsen, Don Edwards, and Dick Edwards of Ashland, IL, and two siblings, Jim Edwards and Carol Rice. Born January 19, 1942 in a farmhouse in Ashland, IL, Susan’s interest in Christian Education began in high school in the 1950s. She loved teaching Sunday school, was President of her Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF) group, and received encouragement to consider a career in Christian Ed from her minister. A memorial service was held at the Cathedral Church of St. John in Albuquerque on Saturday August 20th at 11 A.M. The family requests that donations be made to LOGOS ( or to her husband's international visual-story literature ministry COMIX35 ( Helen Judith "Judy" Cosner (1931 - 2011) Helen Judith "Judy" Cosner, 79, of Ashland, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at St. John's Hospice in Springfield. She was born Dec. 29, 1931, in Tallula, the daughter of Herschel Greene and Virginia Mary Sowers Wiggins. She married Jack Wankel in 1950 and later Thomas A. Cosner Jr. in 1977 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 2008. She is survived by a son, Gerald A. Wankel (wife, Denise) of Chandlerville; two daughters, Virginia Kay DeGroot (husband, Dennis) of Ashland and Patricia S. Hannel (companion, Joe Lowder) of Springfield; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several stepchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Patricia A. Wiggins Nandasher. Mrs. Cosner was a 1939 graduate of Tallula High School. She worked all of her life and retired in 2002 from Newell Insurance Agency in Ashland after 41 years. She was a member of Ashland United Methodist Church, the Jenny James Circle and United Methodist Women (who awarded her the honor pin for outstanding service in 2002). She was devoted to helping her church, her family and her friends. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Thursday, August 18th, at the Ashland United Methodist Church, with burial at Ashland Cemetery. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Ashland United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

David W. Harris (1953 - 2011) David W. Harris, 57, of Ashland died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Springfield. He was born September 15, 1953 in Springfield; the son of Earnest an Mildred Isley Harris. He is survived by his mother of Ashland; two sons, Jason Harris of Carbondale and Aaron Harris (wife, Natalie) of Alexander; a daughter, Chelsea Harris of Springfield; five grandchildren, Austin, Kyle, Jozalyn, Zoe, and Challas; three brothers, Paul Harris (wife Marjorie) of Ashland, Charles Harris (wife Jeannie) of Alexander, and Steven Harris of Ashland; a sister, Betty Griffin (husband, Charles) of Ashland; his former wife, Victoria Harris Naill of Yuma, AZ; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father. Mr. Harris was a 1972 graduate of Ashland High School and served with the US Marine Corps from 1973 to 1976. He was employed for over 30 years with the Norfolk and Southern Railroad. An avid Harley rider, he was member of A.B.A.T.E.. He enjoyed dancing, singing, and socializing with friends. Graveside funeral services were held at Ashland Cemetery in Ashland. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Lee Hand (1932 - 2011) Gilbert Lee Hand, 79, of Ashland, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at his residence. He was born May 24, 1932, in Ashland, the son of James Gilbert "Gib" and Nellie Davis Hand. He married Ethel M. "Pat" Summers on July 21, 1951, in Pleasant Plains, and she survives. He is also survived by two sons, Rick Hand (wife, Donna) of Ashland and Tom Hand (wife, Debbie) of El Paso; a daughter, Jill Houser (husband, Mark) of Mowequa; 11 grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; two children, Mark and Jane Hand; and a sister in infancy. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, August 13th, at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Ashland, with burial at Bethel Cemetery, west of Pleasant Plains. Memorial gifts are suggested to the C-A-V EMTs or Ashland Volunteer Fire Department.

Monday - Saturday 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Junctions 123 & 125 - Ashland, Illinois 62612

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

Allen’s Market - Since 1960 Thank You” for 51 years of business! Hot, Cold, Rain or Snow Allen‟s Market is the place to go.

JOHN GUTMANN RETIRES FROM B.C.U.S. #15 AFTER 41 YEARS John Gutmann, veteran teacher and coach, has retired after 41 years of service to the Beardstown Community School District. Gutmann began teaching at Beardstown Jr. High in 1970, where he taught Special Ed for 20 years until 1990. He continued teaching Social Studies at Beardstown Jr. High through the year 2005, and then became the Beardstown Middle School Social Studies teacher in 2005 until his retirement there in 2011. “Johnny” as his friends knew him began his coaching career at the BHS in 1977 when he coached freshman boys‟ basketball. Gutmann‟s long list of coaching assignments included Jr. High girls‟ and boys‟ basketball, Jr. High boys‟ football, BHS freshman football, sophomore girls‟ basketball, Jr. and Sr. High cross country, boys‟ Jr. High track and senior high girls‟ track. Gutmann held the position of C.U.S.D. #15 Athletic Director from 1992 to 2006. He was the driving force behind the Lady Tiger Classic, and is responsible along with Jim Crum in making the LTC the most prestigious girls tournament in the state of Illinois. Gutmann also served as an assistant AD under Robin Lewis during the 2010-11 school year. When asked what he was going to do during his retirement Gutmann stated, “mow grass until it turns into dirt.” The very best „Johnny‟ in your retirement, you certainly deserve it.

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BITS-N-PIECES THANK YOU… The family of Lee Hand would like to thank friends in the Ashland Community for their many expressions of sympathy and love at their time of loss. A special thanks to the Ashland Fire Department and CAV‟s. THANK YOU… Our heartfelt thanks to everyone in and around Ashland for the kindness shown during our mother‟s brief illness and since she passed away. Each call, card, visit or personal act helped remind us how many lives our mother touched! Thank you for everything. - The family of Judy Cosner SR. SAINTS PICNIC… Sr. Saints are having a picnic at Gridley Lake at Site M on September 11th at 5:00pm. Bring covered dish and lawn chairs. CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE… Don‟t forget, the city-wide garage sale is September 17th.

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. GARAGE SALE… Garage Sale, Saturday, September 17, 22 Horseshoe Drive, 8:00a - 12:00p. R.L. Petefish Furniture, garden tools, other tools, clothing, toys. YOGA CLASS BY KAREN FITZGERALD... Yoga class every Wednesday from 5:30 - 6:30 pm at Pleasant Plains Community Building. Starting September 14th; beginners welcome. $5.00 per class. Bring your own mat if you have one, but mats are available for use. Call Karen at 6261697 for more information.


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.

September Birthdays 1 1 1 2 4 4 6 8 9


Fred Uhland Jan Williams Tom Veith Melodee Cave Natalie Allen Erica Shannon Kathy Greer Natane Butler Tammy Eskew

10 12 12 13 13 15 16 16 16 19


Roger Clark Renee Jokisch Bernie Devlin Linda Lueck Ron Aggertt Judy Walters Egena Koch Greg Pettit John Allen Liz Wallbaum

21 22 23 23 24 24 25 25 25 30


Ann Tapscott Ellen Blakeman Deb Gruen Brian Koch Jeff Cosner Declan Laraker Jim Wallbaum Pat Houser Lana Pfaffe Paul Williams

September Anniversaries 2 - Kenny & Judy Walters (50th) 4 - Ron & Maureen Plattner 6 - Karen & Mike Manswoki 10 - Louie & Tara Jokisch 14 - Lisa & Clint Thaxton 16 - Calvin & Joyce Kelly 20 - Paul & Margie Harris 23 - Randy & Amy Christison 25 - Shawn & Tammy Eskew 30 - Bob & Marilyn Williams

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Remodel Kitchen & Baths Replace Roof & Room Additions

Tanning at Tease Hair Salon

THE DOCTOR WENT FISHING Local doctor Scott Boston & a cooler full of channel cat from the Sangamon river while fishing with George Jokisch, July 25th, 2011


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

- submitted by Howard L. Chartier

SEPTEMBER 2011 “Nice Guys” Friends, From “The 150 Most Important Bible Verses”:

Proverbs 16: 18-20 James 4: 6-7, 10 1 Peter 5: 5-6 Luke 3: 10-11 Proverbs 16: 9, 33

Have a great September! See you in October! WWJD B.G.

September 2011 - Ashland Scoop Newsletter  

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