Page 1


October 2010 — Volume 3 - Issue 10


Take a Step Back in Time at Clayville Rte 125 West, one mile east of Pleasant Plains, 6 miles west of Rt125/97 1st Annual Fall Festival October 2 and 3 9am – 5pm Woodcarver, Fur/Fur-Trapping, Calvary Unit, Native American Indians, Quilters, Watercolor Artist, Spinners, Stagecoach Rides, Craft Vendors, Artisans, music, food, kid‘s activities and much more. Admission $3 adults - $1 children More festival info? Call Dan at 217 691-4533 ―Raising the Dead at Clayville‖ Haunted House and Haunted Hayride! Admission $5.00 Includes both the Haunted House and Haunted Hayride. October 22 8 pm – 11pm

October 29 8 pm – 11 pm


Oct. 2 Barry Apple Festival

Petersburg (above), Rushville (below)

Oct. 16 Quincy Marching Invitational Oct. 30 Pickneyville $129,900 22 Horseshoe Drive Ashland , IL

October 23 Kids‘ Hours 5pm – 7pm 8 pm – 11 pm

October 30 Kids‘ Hours 5pm -7pm 8pm – 11pm

October 31 Kids‘ hours 5pm – 7pm 8pm – 11pm

Clayville is a historic stagecoach stop one mile east of Pleasant Plains, on Rte 125 or 6 miles west of the Rt125/97 junction

Well maintained bi-level featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 baths with a beautiful in ground pool equipped with a diving board and slide. Many updates have been done including; new roof in `03, new pool liner & filter in RE/MAX `08, new stick built shed in PROFESSIONALS back yard in `03, and new sump pump in `09. The 2475 West Monroe seller’s are offering a Springfield, IL 62704 year home warranty for (cell) 217-741-1865 your piece of mind. Call for your private showing today!

Dawn Stremsterfer Realtor®, Broker Associate

September 8, 2010 Dear Newspaper Friends of Hospice: We are beginning another volunteer training class, and need your assistance. If possible, please place the following in your community calendar section from now until the end of Sept. Please edit as needed: Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice and Woodhaven Hospice will begin a new volunteer training class on Thursday, Oct. 7. The class will run for 6 weeks, meeting each Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Jacksonville at the Woodhaven Hospice Office, 800 Hoagland Blvd. at the back of Turner High Rise (one block north of the former Midland Farm & Home off of Diamond). For further information please call 452-3057 Ex. 318. As always, we appreciate your help in getting the word to those who may be willing to help our patients and their families. Sincerely, Gena Sommer Volunteer Coordinator Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice

Renee Beddingfield Agency Coordinator Woodhaven Hospice and Support Services

101 Yates Street (217)476-3317

October, 2010

For the next few months, the Village of Ashland will be putting out information about the village through The Scoop. If you have any questions you would like answered in a public forum, please forward them to Mary Ann at Village Hall and we will try to answer them. If you like this way of broadcasting information to the community, please lets us or The Scoop know and we will continue these newsletters. By the time you are reading this, Great Plaines Contractors will have installed the master meter pit and connection with Cass Rural Water. As soon as the line is disinfected and checked for leaks it will be ready for use. We should be receiving water by October 15th. The week of October 11th– 15th will be the fall hydrant flushing. Water will be discolored, but will still be safe to drink.

Trick Or Treat hours this year will be from 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. on both Saturday (October 30th) and Sunday (October 31st) evenings. Remember; only go to homes with an outside light on!

If you see a street light out, call Maryann (217/476-3317) and she 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 is

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

Sewer $10.20 41.5 cents

We can now send you your water bill electronically via e-mail. You can choose to continue receiving your bill as you have in the past, or receive a printed copy and an e-mail, or e-mail only. If this is of interest to you, please send us an e-mail stating your wishes to

Village of Ashland Board Members & Staff: Dave Handy, Mayor Fadra Birdsell, Trustee Jim Birdsell, Police Chief Ron Cave, Public Works Director Mary Ann Edwards, Village Clerk Stan Fulton, Trustee

Alicia Hager, Village Treasurer Dave King, Trustee Nancy Kyrouac, Trustee Seth Thornley, Trustee David Troxell, Trustee

Congratulations, Jon & Sara Jon and Sarah Lewis were married July 9, 2010 in Pittsgrove , New Jersey . Sarah, the daughter of Pat and Tish Sarracino of Monroeville , New Jersey , a 2002 graduate of Woodstown Regional High School , graduated from Taylor University and is employed as a fourth-grade teacher with the upper Pittsgrove Board of Education, New Jersey . Jon, the son of Tom and Marge Lewis of Ashland , is a 1996 graduate of A-C Central High School , graduated SIU Carbondale after serving in the United States Army. He is currently seeking employment as a physical education teacher in the New Jersey area. The couple honeymooned in Bar Harbor , Maine and now resides in Monroeville , New Jersey .

Jennifer Waters, Ag teacher and FFA Advisor at A-C Central was named the Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts Conservation Teacher of the Year. Waters was nominated by Glenda Cox and the Cass County Soil and Water Conservation District (pictured above). The award is sponsored by the Illinois Audubon Society, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and AISWCD. All K-12 educators in public, parochial and private schools are eligible to participate. The A-C Central PTO is asking the community members of Chandlerville and Ashland to start clipping Box Tops for Education. This is a great way to bring additional funding to our schools. The money earned from Box Tops goes straight into A-C Central classrooms! You can help by clipping Box Tops from products you purchase and dropping them off at the following locations: A-C Central Middle/High School Office – Ashland A-C Central Elementary Office – Chandlerville Allen‘s Market – Ashland West Central Bank – Ashland Peoples State Bank – Chandlerville Verna‘s Home Cooking – Chandlerville The A-C Central PTO appreciates your support!


Oct. 5 Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

6 7 8 9

Oct. 10 Oct. 11 Oct. 12 Oct. 14 Oct. 15 Oct. 16 Oct. 18 Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Oct. 21 Oct. 22

Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

23 25 26 28 29

Oct. 30

ACV Var FB @ ISD 7:00 pm ACV Var VB @ Riverton Fall Classic Marching Band @ Barry 1:00 pm ACV Var VB @ Riverton Fall Classic ACV JH GBB @ ACV Tourney ACV JH CC @ Rochester 4:00 ACV Var VB vs. Beardstown 6:15 ACV JV FB vs. ISD 6:30 ACV JH GBB @ ACV Tourney ACV Var VB @ Spfld Lutheran ACV JH GBB @ ACV Tourney ACVJH GBB vs. Bluffs 6:15 NO SCHOOL – Teacher‘s Institute ACV Var FB vs. Mendon Unity 1:00 pm Homecoming ACV JV VB @ Franklin Tourney ACV Athletic Boosters Mtg 7:00 pm NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day ACV JV FB @ Mendon Unity IEMA Auditions ACV Var VB vs. Pl. Plains 6:15 – Breast Cancer Night PTO Meeting #@ Chandlerville 7:00 pm ACV Var VB @ Winchester 6:15 ACV JH GBB @ Brown County 6:00 FFA Chili Supper & Slave Auction ACV Var FB @ Calhoun 7:30 pm Marching Band @ Quincy Band Festival ACVJH GBB @ 6th Gr Williamsville Tourney ACV JV FB vs. Calhoun 6:30 ACV JH GBB @ Christ the King 6:15 ACV Var VB vs. Routt 6:15 – Senior Night ACV JH GBB vs. J-ville Turner 6:15 Cass Co. Music Festival @ Beardstown 7:00 pm School Dismiss @ 2:11 pm – P/T Conferences ACV Var VB @ N. Greene 6:15 NO SCHOOL – P/T Conferences ACV Var FB vs. Pleasant Hill – Senior Night ACV Var VB @ QND Tourney ACV Var VB @ QND Tourney ACV JH GBB @ Bluffs 6:15 ACV JH GBB vs. Porta 6:15 ACV JH GBB vs. Beardstown 6:15 PTO Halloween Parade @ Chandlerville Gym Marching Band @ Pinckneyville 7:00 pm ALL ACTIVITIES TAKEN FROM THE ACV ACTIVITY CALENDAR

You can purchase one for $2.00 at any of the school offices or from the ACV Boosters at any sporting event.

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. L. Wayne Mollohan Sunday School - 9:30 am Sunday Worship - 10:30 am Youth Group - Third Saturday of month - 9:00 am Choir Practice - Wednesday - 7:30 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. Patricia Hutton 476.8858 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 NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH, s.b.c. Pastor Terry Beauchamp contact: 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

BAPTIST CHURCH NEWS COOKBOOKS Have you seen ―Hometown memories,‖ the new cookbook the Baptist ladies put together? There are over 150 recipes of favorites from members, family, and friends, as well as some wonderful photos from the past. For $20, they make great gifts and Ashland keepsakes - think Christmas! Call the church at 4763678 or Judy Fulton at 476-3488 to get yours. ANNUAL FISH FRY It‘s that time - the big tent will appear in the church yard, and Bill Schleyhahn and friends will be cooking up fish and all the trimmings for a supper on Saturday, October 9th, from 4 p.m. ‗til it‘s gone. Donations will be accepted for an evening of good food and gospel music. Y‘all come! Carry outs will be available. OCTOBER 17TH Sunday, October 17th at the First Baptist Church, Jane Clemons will be celebrating her birthday by singing with Bill Schleyhahn and Joan DeGroot. Come enjoy the special music. FALL FAMILY FLING Sunday, October 24 at 5:30 pm, join us for food, games, and fun for all ages. UNION THANKSGIVING SERVICE Mark your calendars for the Union Thanksgiving service on Sunday, November 21st at Pleasant Plains.

Progressive Rosary with Fr. Kala Sunday, Oct. 3 4:00 p.m. - St. Fidelis, Arenzville 1 decade of Rosary

RECEPTION FOR MOLLOHANS On Sunday, Oct. 3, the First Baptist Church will host a public reception for Pastor Wayne and Linda Mollohan, who are retiring. The community is invited to stop by from 2 to 4 p.m. to thank them for all they have done and wish them the best in retirement.

4:45 p.m. - St. Alexius, Beardstown 1 decade of Rosary (Spanish) 1 decade of Rosary (English) Hors d’oeuvres/Drinks 6:00 p.m. - St. Luke’s, Virginia 1 decade of Rosary Main Course/Drinks 7:15 p.m. - St. Augustine, Ashland 1 decade of Rosary Desserts/Drinks

October 2010 Treasured Possessions Friends, During my life, no matter where I’ve moved to, I’ve kept with me several treasured possessions. Things like diplomas, books, Bibles, hand drawn cards from our kids, photos, etc. These things are different from other possessions because they remind me of special loving relationships I’ve had with family and friends! Let me share a Bible verse with you: ―The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.‖ Deuteronomy 7:6 When I read this verse, I think of these treasured possessions and remember that we have been set apart as God’s treasured possession. Within each of us is a deep longing to be loved and cherished. God loves us not because of who we are or anything we might do. God loves us because love is the nature of God, in whose sight we are of unsurpassable value. Remember to regard yourself as God regards you – a unique, irreplaceable, and beloved creation with a divine and eternal plan and purpose. Don’t allow what others say to drag you down. Don’t put yourself down. Hold your head up and face the world with the knowledge that you are a child of God and your Father is the King of the Universe! Have a great month! See you in November!! Keep Your Eyes Fixed on Jesus! Psalm 103:13-14 Phillipians 4:19 1 John 4:14 John 15: 9-13, 17 Jeremiah 31:3


John Sheppard

On September 11th, members of the A-C Central FFA Chapter served the Women in the Outdoors during their annual meeting at Jim Edgar Panther Creek. Members involved included Morgan Wessel, Allyson Quick, Kelsey Handy, Carly Abbott, Krissy Simmons, Carmen Savage, Stacey Eskew and Haley Pfaffe (not pictured). Special thanks to Jones Boys Market of Ashland for preparing the food for the event, Jeff Cosner and Pioneer for donating table service, the Women in the Outdoors for inviting us to be part of their function and Darin Waters for all of his help in preparing for the event.

A BIG THANK YOU to the men of the V.F.W. and Legion for their generous personal donations to the Christmas Socks for the Troops! Wanda Schutz has made over 1,300 socks. They will be stuffed and sent to all branches of the service. They will be taken on October 4th. If you would like to send money or buy more "stuffing," it needs to be done quickly. Personal sized items needed are: Wet Wipes, tube socks, hard candy, nuts, beef jerky, tissues, deodorant, tooth brush and paste, shave cream, sun screen, foot powder, Kool Aid (no grape), gum, after shave, mouth wash, cheese and peanut butter crackers. Note: no chocolate or soap.

―A Full Service Bank‖

The Adventure Club

RPA Farmers Co-op Email us: RPAFARMERS@CASSCOMM.COM Richland Office 3090 Richland Elev. Rd. Pleasant Plains, IL 62677 217.626.1551

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

Ashland Office 220 North Niagara Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3318

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

Kylee Fields Kim & Bob Fields

AIRMAN JOKISCH GRADUATES WITH HONORS Airman Logan M. Jokisch graduated from basic training at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas on August 20, 2010. Logan was a member of Training Squadron 331, Flight 542. His flight earned recognition for Physical Training Excellence and Drill Excellence. The Drill excellence award is only given out every 2 to 3 years so this was quite an honor for Flight 542. This was quite an honor as Lackland AFB graduates 50 classes a year. His flight‘s flag carried extra ribbons for these honors during the Airman‘s Coin Ceremony and Graduation Parade. Logan is currently attending 8 months of technical school at Keesler AFB, Mississippi where he is currently studying meteorology. He is a 2009 graduate of A-C Central High School. Logan is the son of Marshall and Julia Jokisch of Ashland, IL. Grandparents are Wayne and Phyllis Stevens and George and Marge Jokisch, all of Ashland.


Propane LLC 220 N. Yates - Ashland Office: 1-866-225-8126 Garrett Savage - Bob Savage Ron Ahlers - Salesman cell: (217)691-5492


A-C Central FFA represented Cass County and Land Use Council 8 at the State Envirothon this past May. Members of the team evaluated soil, trees, aquatics, insects, and wildlife. The team received the Spirit Award and were awarded with the Illinois Envirothon Rainstick. They also placed 3rd in the FFA Division and 10th in the entire state! Pictured left to right - Advisor Jennifer Waters, Teagan Smith, Morgan Wessel, Brandon Smith, Kelsey Handy, and Sarah Pherigo.

Beardstown Fall Fun Festival Sept 25 & 26

A/C Central Marching Knights First Place winner in middle school class and trophy for Best Band Overall.

October Anniversaries 16 - Bill & Wanda Schutz (56th) 21 - John & Eleanor Cosner 22 - Dustin & Kristen Fulton (5th) 22 - Dave & Mary McHenry (50th)

October Birthdays Sept 29th Linda Wallbaum (65th) 02 - Krista Throgmorton 03 - H.A. Votsmier (75th) 04 - Mark Stice (65th) 05 - Jeff Roberts (50th) 06 - Amy Hultquist 06 - Allyson Quick (15th) 10 - Joyce Robinson (80th) 12 - Les Hultquist 13 - Elaine English 14 - Linda Barrow 17 - Kaye Parsons 17 - Jane Clemons (82nd) 20 - Gretchen Throgmorton

20 - Roni Gardner Wallner (64th) 20 - Bill Schutz, Jr (55th) 22 - Sharon Robinson 23 - Lil Hultquist 23 - Kim Scholes 23 - Lois Yancy 24 - Bill Betters 26 - Bob Scott 28 - Todd Wallbaum 29 - Phoebe Betters 30 - Riley Gilbreth 31 - Bailey & Sydney Wallbaum (8th) 31 - Bill Schutz, Sr. (77th) 31 - Edgar Robinson Jr.




108 W. Editor Street Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3354 Jeffrey A. Donnan - Kay Handy Ora Lee Campbell

Other Locations: 117 S. Front Street Virginia, IL 62691 217.452.7717 Kristen Arthalony

210-A Washington St. Beardstown, IL 62618 217.323.3018 Debbie Jones

815 W. Clinton Rushville, IL 62681 217.322.6230 Kala Peacock

Norm Bryant Enterprises Distributor of Fine Quality Vacuums


Carpet Cleaning Car Interior

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

608 W. Franklin Ashland, IL 62612


NEAL‘S BARBER SHOP Ashland, IL 62612

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

Closed Sundays & Mondays

Junctions 123 & 125 - Ashland, Illinois 62612

Hours: Mon - Sat 7 am to 8 pm Sundays and Holidays - 8 am to 6 pm Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Fall is wiener roast season……. watch our weekly ad for great buys on wieners, bratwurst, cider, and all your cookout needs! - Harold

Second Saturday ―In the beginning, the earth was empty. Darkness covered everything. But God was there, and He had a plan.‖ * That was the theme for the kick-off of the 8th season of Second Saturday at the Ashland United Methodist Church. Twenty-two children gathered to learn about the wonder of God‘s Creation. They were encouraged to develop a plan to create their own world and began the process of making a paper mache globe which will be continued throughout the season. Second Saturday is trying a new approach this season by having a theme that carries through from September to May. Each month, we will focus on one of the days of Creation. ―Let there be light, He said. And suddenly, golden light shone all around. God called it day. He called the darkness night. With the light and darkness, the first day passed.‖ * When we meet on October 9th, our focus will be the first day of Creation with a special lesson on light and dark from Pastor Dave McHenry. Samantha Boston: 217-491-1267 Deb Gruen: 217-741-1112 Johanna Betters: 217-899-6063

2010 Redbird Youth Football Sat. Oct. 2nd Virginia at Carrollton - 10:00 – 5th/6th and 12:00 – 7th/8th Sat. Oct 9th End of year Tournament at Pleasant Hill times TBA

BITS-N-PIECES EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR ASHLAND VFW POST 3546… Meets monthly at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Monday at CCHGS 175TH ANNIVERSARY HISTORY BOOK... the Firehouse. ―The Cass County, Il 175th Anniversary History and Families‖ book is being printed by the Cass AMERICAN LEGION POST 498... Meets monthly at 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Monday at County Historical Society. The Deadline for submissions has been extended to November 20th. the Firehouse. Get your family history in now. ASHLAND U-HELP... ASHLAND WOMAN’S CLUB... Any student may apply for up to $500 loan with an interest rate of 3%. Applications are available Tuesday October 5th at the Baptist Hall, 1:39 pm. Program will be ―Indian Massacre‖ by Ruth at West Central Bank in Ashland. Lepper. SENIOR SAINTS… YARD SALES…. A wiener roast at Sue Pschirrer‘s home The Patterson Bay Yacht Club is having yard At 5:00 pm, Saturday October 16th. sales Saturday October 2. This is the first weekBring a covered dish and lawn chairs. end of the Spoon River drive. SPOON RIVER DRIVE…. LOOKING AHEAD… Weekends of October 2nd & 3rd and 9th & In January of 2011, The First Baptist Church of Ashland will be celebrating the 125th Anniversary 10th. of it‘s founding. Plan to hear ―The Chosen Ones‖ PIKE COUNTY DRIVE…. in concert on the afternoon of Sunday, January Weekend of October 16th & 17th. 23. CONGRATULATIONS to Shannon Eskew for another Feature 1st Place win at Jacksonville Speedway, September 24! CONGRATS also goes out to Travis Wallbaum‘s 42 car that came home with a 2nd and 19a car that came home with a 5th. GREAT JOB GUYS!!!

At a recent get together of the Senior Saints, this survey question was asked:

“If you were Bill Gates and had $, what would you do for Ashland?” Community Center Bike Trail Better Police Force Cheaper Water Bill Better Sidewalks Stricter Zoning Rules - Eliminate Eye Sores One Number For Calling Emergency Settlement on A/C-Virginia Schools (New School) Better Roads Drug Store in Town A Welcome to Dollar General A Hardware & Lumber Shop A Year-round Ice Cream Store A Senior Community Van A Marching Band made up with Adults and Youth

St. Augustine Card Party & Salad Buffet Wednesday, Oct. 13th 6:30 p.m. $5 per person RSVP Beth Vandenbergh 476-3693 Lisa Cave 476-3589 LIBRARY HOLIDAYS AND CLOSINGS Thursday, Oct. 7 Ashland OPEN 9-5 / Plains location Closed Friday, Oct. 8 BOTH locations closed / staff attending RFS Thursday, Nov. 11 Libraries Closed—Veteran‘s Day Thursday & Friday, Nov. 25 & 26 Libraries Closed - Thanksgiving Saturday, Dec. 25 Libraries Closed - Christmas Day Saturday, Jan. 1 Libraries Closed - New Year‘s Day

Friday, Oct. 22 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Safe Trick –or-Treating in the maze (sponsored by local businesses)

Come join us for Food-Fun-Fright

Prairie Skies Library District

UPCOMING EVENTS Sat., Oct. 2, 9am - 5pm Clayville Oct. 18-23 Teen Read Week Nov. 18 Family Reading Night Month of November Food For Fines Month of December Toys for Tots Month of December Book for Bows Jan, Feb, March 2011 A.R.T.-Adult Reading Program

2303 Elevator Avenue Ashland, IL 62612

Plumbing - Heating - Air Conditioning Backhoe - Trenching 115 W. Freemont St. PO Box 136 Ashland, IL 62612

Oct. 22 6:00-10:00 p.m. Oct. 23 8:00-10:00p.m. Cass Co. Fairgrounds

Prentice Farmers Elevator

Wallbaum Development Inc.

We Do It All In Just 1 Call! Jim - Todd Travis

Halloween Maze

Phone: (217)476-3595

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

Dealers in Grain, Seed and Kent Feeds.

October 2010 - Ashland Scoop Newsletter  

Ashland Scoop - Ashland, IL Newspaper

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you