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CLAYVILLE Schedule of Events for September “Prairie Dreams” an Original Play Sunday, Sept., 2nd Preshow 2:00pm Play 3:00pm Saturday, Sept. 8th Preshow 6:00 pm Play 7:00 pm Sunday, Sept. 9th Preshow 2:00 pm Play 3:00 pm
September 2012 Volume 6 Issue 9
ASHLAND WOMAN'S CLUB 2012-2013 KICKOFF PROGRAM Come join your friends and enjoy the afternoon on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 1:30 p.m., First Baptist Church. The program will be Lt. Todd Warick, Jacksonville Fire Department, and WJVO radio personality (Todd-Bob on the RBC Redneck Breakfast Club morning program). Light refreshments will be served. Membership is only $10 per year. Contact Judy Mills (476-3469 or 652-2948 cell) if you have questions.
Bring your lawn chair or blanket Some seating available Tickets - General admission - $13.50 Seniors 55 plus - $11.50 Children 6-12 years-$8.50 Tractor/Car Show September 8th at 12:00 pm Awards at 4:00 pm Flea Market Friday September 7th - 4:00pm –8:00pm Saturday September 8th - 7:00am-2:00pm $20.00 set-up fee Fall Festival Saturday September 22nd & Sunday September 23rd Hours: Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm & Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm See inside for flyer
108 N. Charles Street Ashland, IL $74,900 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 unfinished attic, and large landscaped back yard. Numerous updates; ‘12 A/C unit,`10 water heater, `04 kitchen counters & cabinet fronts, some windows, `96 furnace and much more. Possible 3rd bedroom off of master bedroom. Sq.ft. believed to be accurate but not warranted. $74,900 with $4900 roof allowance. Dawn Stremsterfer Realtor®, Broker Associate Office: 217-787-7215 Direct: 217-741-1865
PROFESSIONALS 2475 West Monroe Springfield, IL 62704 (cell) 217-741-1865 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 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
Second Saturday Discontinued Fallon Devlin, daughter of Chris and Terri After prayerful consideration, we have decided not to resume the Second Saturday program this season. We have been blessed to share the Word of God and the love of Jesus with many children over the past ten years. Our plan is to take a short break and then reorganize at some point in the future. We encourage the children to attend other youth programs in our community. Thank you for your support. God bless you. The Education Committee Ashland United Methodist Church
The Ashland Women’s Club The Ashland Women’s Club is starting a Bunco playing group. The group is to play on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September thru May, beginning 9/12/12, from 1pm 3pm. The cost is $10 per year to join the group and $2 per month to play. Prizes are awarded. Contact Lana Pfaffe if you are interested at (217) 415-0558.
Devlin of Ashland, was recently crowned Miss Cass County 2012. She is a 2011 graduate of AC Central High School. She is starting her sophomore year at Eastern Illinois University majoring in Communications / Public Relations. Fallon will compete in the State Pageant in January 2013. Amity Nail Spa 116 N. Yates Ashland, IL Lana J. Pfaffe, Nail Technician
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ADVENTURE CLUB Christmastime in Peoria December 11, 2012 (see flyer on next page)
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Sundays and Holidays 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Luckyâ€™s Back to School Special for September Free 2-liter of Pepsi Product with the purchase of any large pizza. Fish on Friday Fried Chicken on Wed / Sat / Sun Open 11am - 8pm 476-GOOD for carry-outs
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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:
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Prentice, Philadelphia, Strawns Crossing, and Tallula.
Dealers in Grain, Seed and Kent Feeds.
Both the Village Clerk and Deputy Clerk can register residents to vote. You must be at least 18 years of age by Election Day (November 6, 2012), must be a US citizen and have been a resident of the precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day. Please bring your driverâ€™s license or Illinois State identification card with you when registering. Registrations are accepted until 27 days before each election. Dog tag renewals are due on October 1, 2012 and will be $5.00 per dog. For those needing to register dogs for the first time, the cost is $7.50 per dog. If you see a street light out, call the Village office (217/476-3317) and we will contact Ameren CIPS for repair.
First 1,000 gallons Per 1,000 gallons after first 1,000 EPA Testing Fee Minimum monthly charge
Water $27.50 $14.75 $ 1.05 $39.00
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
FALL CITY-WIDE YARD SALE… The Annual Fall City-wide Yard Sale will be September 15, 2012.
ASHLAND VFW POST 3546… Meets monthly at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Monday at the Firehouse.
A-C CENTRAL MARCHING KNIGHTS… September 15th-Petersburg Harvest Fest-10am September 21st-Rushville Smiles Day-10:30am
AMERICAN LEGION POST 498... Meets monthly at 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Monday at the Firehouse.
September 29-Beardstown Fall fun Festival-10am
FOR SALE….. Dachshund puppies. Two dapple females. Call 891-8120 or 414-6165
ASHLAND SENTINAL MEMORIES… Opal Blakeman has donated 20 years of the Ashland Sentinal Newspapers to the Prairie Skies Public Library. These newspapers are now stored in the Historical room at the Library. Issues dated from 1982 up to the last one printed.
September Anniversaries 2 - Kenny & Judy Walters 4 - Ron & Maureen Plattner 6 - Karen & Mike Manswoki 10 - Louie & Tara Jokisch 14 - Lisa & Clint Thaxton 20 - Paul & Margie Harris 23 - Randy & Amy Christison 25 - Shawn & Tammy Eskew 30 - Bob & Marilyn Williams
SENIOR SAINTS…. Senior Saints will be having a potluck Sept. 22nd at the Baptist Church Hall at 6 pm. Bring Games.
What is AWANA? Awana is a Bible-based club that is being held at the First Baptist hurch of Ashland on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Meetings begin at 6:00pm and end at 7:30pm. It will begin in September and end in May. The first meeting is on September 9th. Boys and girls ages 3 (by Sept. 1) to grade 10 are encouraged to enroll. This is a non-denominational program that encourages children to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ. All children in the community are welcome! A typical club night consist of 3 parts: game time, Bible lesson, and Handbook time. Game time-games are played in the Fellowship Hall with the game director on the game circle. There are four teams-green, yellow, blue and red. This is a great way for the kids to learn respect, discipline, good sportsmanship, fair play, etc. all while having a great time. Bible lesson-All levels of club have some form of lesson that is based on a Bible verse or story. At every level the verse is applied to every day life also.
September Birthdays 1 - Fred Uhland 1 - Jan Williams 1 - Tom Veith 2 - Melodee Cave 4 - Natalie Allen 4 - Erica Shannon 6 - Kathy Greer 8 - Natane Butler 9 - Tammy Eskew 10 - Roger Clark 12 - Renee Jokisch 12 - Bernie Devlin 13 - Linda Lueck 13 - Ron Aggertt 15 - Judy Walters
16 - John Allen 19 - Liz Wallbaum 21 - Ann Tapscott 22 - Ellen Blakeman 23 - Deb Gruen 23 - Brian Koch 24 - Jeff Cosner 24 - Declan Laraker 25 - Jim Wallbaum 25 - Pat Houser 25 - Lana Pfaffe 25 - Faith Wells (3 yrs) 29- Linda Wallbaum 30 - Paul Williams 30 - David Clark
Handbook Time-At all levels memory work is done. Children do not have to be able to read to participate. By the time children leave us in 6th grade they will have memorized 400 verses. We stress not just memorizing but putting meaning to the verses also. At all levels children are required to wear a uniform. Young children (preschool-2nd grade) will wear vests. The remaining clubbers will wear a t-shirt. The cost to register is $10 which will help cover a portion of the uniform cost, handbooks, and rewards. (No child will be denied due to financial need.) Children at all levels are rewarded during the year with seals, patches, or jewels to wear on their uniform. Special Events: At all levels special events are planned throughout the year. CHILDREN MAY JOIN AWANA AT ANY TIME! If you would like to register on our first club night, please arrive at the First Baptist Church at 5:45 on September 9 th.
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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 Co. Gardner Construction 2878 Panther G rove Road Ashland, IL 6261 2
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September 2012 My Favorite Devotion Friends, The favorite devotion I read this last month was “Making our ‘For Instances’ For Real” by Dwight L. Moody. I found this devotion in the book “Every Day with Jesus”. I hope you enjoy and learn something… “Do what I say, not what I do may work for earthly fathers, but it won’t fly with the Heavenly Father. With Him, our words must always be congruent with our behavior. Otherwise, they are just useless chatter. But when our advice matches our actions, then we honor God and show respect to others. We set a good example for fellow believers and also keep nonbelievers from discrediting our faith and denouncing us as hypocritical. Not living out our Biblical principals is a huge strike against us in their eyes—and is an affront to Jesus, who set the ultimate example of putting beliefs into action. He wants us to trust Him, to live His life in us, encouraging us to make our “for instances” for real.” Have a great September! See you in October! Only Love Matthew 12: 33-36 1 Corinthians 16” 13-16 John 13:15 Ecclesiastes 9:13-18 Philippians 3: 17-21
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State of the School 2011-12 Curriculum High School Recognized nationally by US News & World Report with a Bronze distinction ACT scores are almost 2 points above state average Explore and Plan scores are almost 2 points above state average Finance Re-financed bonds to save $57,913 Property taxes decreased 4 ½ % in Cass QZAB bond saved $103,058 in interest this fiscal year Cass County Sales Tax generated $145,312 Education Fund Balance for Year End is 1,559,899 Financial Recognition designation by Illinois State Board of Education Technology Upgraded Ashland wireless infrastructure Launched One-to-One Classmates Computer Initiative for grades 7-12 Implemented innovative NPS/RADIUS wi-fi authentication Installed refurbished computers in elementary lab and teacher workstations Mr. Bendorf Presented at IlliniCloud Cooperative Partnership, East Central Technology Conference, Area III LTC Technology Coordinators Meeting, Technology Coordinators Feast Student/Staff Initiatives Senior student participated in Intel International Science & Engineering Fair 4 Illinois State Scholars Science Fair winner of Best Consumer Science Project in the State Middle School Math-a-Thon raised $2,422 for St. Jude’s Hospital Mrs. Waters nominated for Distinguished AgriScience Educator Award FFA received AgriScience Fair Grant, Agricultural Experience Grant, Farm Credit Services Grant, Alliance Pipline Company Grant Nationally Ranked FFA program State Science Fair—3 gold awards FFA Students competed at State Awards Day at U of I Published book authored by student Briley Eilers 2 Jr. Hi Science Fair projects received Outstanding ratings at State; 1 received top 15 at Regional Science Fair One 3rd place in Prose; and 1st place in poetry in ROE Writing Contest Cass County Solo Ensemble numerous awards; IHSA Ensemble Contest (8-1sts & 2-2nds) Student Jackson Allen winner of the IESA state-wide Scholar Attitude Award Elementary Students earned over $4400 for Jump-Rope for Heart 6th grade participates in Cass County Soil and Water Conservation Essay with one 1 st place; one 2nd place; and one 3rd place winner Envirothon Contests—Junior High wins competition for 11 years in a row 3 students participate in Bradley Honor Band 3 students participate in All-District Band 8 students participate in Chorale IMEA music festival IESA students participate in State Speech contest Over $300,000 scholarships received by 2012 graduating class Dan Williams name Two Rivers Principal of the Year Community Involvement Faculty & Staff raised $4600 for local family 3 students receive American FFA Degree & 4 students FFA State Degrees 8th grade class initiated Save the Children campaign and raised $800 Received $1,000 from Max Dollars for Education Program FFA section winner in Il Farm Bureau Heritage & Cooperative Activities Award; student chosen to represent chapter to go to D.C. Mrs. Water served on Il AgriWomen Conference Committee HS Student Council contributed to Cass County Food Pantry, Cass-Schuyler Hospice, Habitat for Humanity, and Post-prom Illinois Environmental Protection Agency recognized 5 Jr. High Students A-C Central Foundation Commenced Facility Renovated Unit Office Purchased Activity Bus Re-graded parking lots Entrance Security System
FROM THE PAGES OF THE LIBRARY... Living in a small town one might think it to be boring, to some relaxing, to others it could be heaven. One never knows who might be passing through to visit or eat lunch at our local restaurants. On Thursday, August 16, a group of classmates from the class of 1965 were at the Crock Pot and it was revealed that one of those in attendance helped to decorate the Malibu, California Cape Cod-style home of Howie Mandel. (For those who don’t know or ever heard of Mandel, he is one of the judges on the popular NBC TV show “America’s Got Talent” and was the host of the TV show “Deal or No Deal”.) Land Adams of Encino, Calif., was here visiting among with his friend Richard Savage. Richard is the interior decorator mentioned in an article in the August 6, 2012 issue of PEOPLE Magazine showcasing the home of Mandel. (page 108) How exciting to talk with him and Lane. After lunch, Lane and Richard visited Jones Bros. Market to visit with another classmate, John Jones. Your small town is home to memories and a place to reminisce. Stop in at the Prairie Skies Library downtown Ashland and read the article. Jerry Conner, class of 1957 was in Ashland the first week of August visiting with family. He stopped in at the Prairie Skies Public Library where his memories of a small town are reminiscent of any Norman Rockwell painting. The show-house theatre, swimming pool, many landmarks along with classmates and families are now long gone. He remarked that Ashland is lucky to have a library where local history is kept and recorded. Stop in, stay awhile and browse the Historical room and the new Cass County Historical Book on display. Sit and reminisce, you never know what you might find in the pages of history.
PRAIRIE SKIES PUBLIC LIBRARY have new WINTER HOURS starting September 1, 2012. 9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00 noon Saturday CLOSED ON SUNDAY PLEASANT PLAINS BRANCH 9:00am-5:00pm Mon-Wed-Fri 9:00am-7:00pm Tues-Thurs 9:00am-12:00 noon Sat CLOSED SUNDAY
PRAIRIE SKIES PUBLIC LIBRARY LAP SIT PROGRAMS Mondays at 10:00am - Ashland Location Mondays at 1:00pm - Pleasant Plains Location SEPTEMBER THEME - BEARS (Going on a bear hunt) Children bring a teddy bear Craft will be making a picnic basket We will eat a snack together OCTOBER THEME - AUTUMN Crafts - Pumpkins and Scarecrows NOVEMBER THEME - MONKEYS Curious George Bananas for Treats
Dry your eyes precious ones Look beyond your pain Smoke and sadness fill the air As they search for us in vain. Knowing that we won’t be back, We’ve crossed the GREAT DIVIDE, And now we’re in a better place, Let your tears subside.
We hope you find comfort And make good of everyday Don’t look back, we’re not there, In memory we must stay There’s reasons we don’t understand And some we’ll never know In sorrow, don’t question God, It was our appointed time to go.
We didn’t know what happened We all hear a roaring sound The buildings started shaking There was panic all around. We had no time to think or pray Just running all about It all collapsed around us And we could not make it out.
We send our thanks to all of those Who gave all they could give Donations, blood, helping hands, And prayers that we would live. They sacrificed their precious time When chances looked so slim But God sifted thru the rubble, And took us Home with Him. Goodbye, The Victims of September 11, 2001 Alneta Knowles © 09-11-2001