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October 2011 — Volume 4 - Issue 10



Ann Martin

PROFESSIONALS 2475 West Monroe Springfield, IL 62704 (cell) 217-652-6193

Real Estate Consultant 100% Club Member Office: 217-787-7215 Direct: 217-652-6193 Fax: 217-787-8957

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.

416 N. Sylvan Street Ashland $124,900 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

2319 Collins Rd Ashland $250,000

1046 West Morton Jacksonville, IL 62650


Kendra Swain Realator Office: 217-245-9613 Direct: 217-248-5665 Home: 217-243-7183 Fax: 217-243-7183

Office: 217-787-7215 Direct: 217-741-1865

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

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.

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.


St. Augustine Catholic Church will be hosting their Annual Card Party & Salad Buffet on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the church hall. Ticket price is $5.00 per person. Please bring your own game to play. Door prizes and baked goods will be given away during the evening. For reservations, please call Tanya Wallbaum at 217-476-3538 or Karen Sparks at 217-632-4111. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

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

Prentice, Philadelphia, Strawns Crossing, and Tallula.

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

Located at West Central Bank 400 East Buchanan, PO Box 467 Main: 217-476-3653 - Fax: 217-476-3342 Email:


Fancy Pecan Halves $8.25 Pecan Bits $8.00 (1 lb. bags) Contact: Lana Pfaffe 217-415-0558



NEAL’S BARBER SHOP Ashland, IL 62612 Hours: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Tuesday - Saturday

Closed Sundays & Mondays

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.

Please send requests to:

Ashland Scoop c/o Printers Ink PO Box 193 Ashland, IL 62612 217-476-3764

Jeff and Laura Mosley of Arrowsmith, IL are happy to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Allison Michelle, to Seth Walker Thornley, son of Gailen and Monica Thornley of Ashland. Allison is the granddaughter of Linda Devlin & the late John Devlin and Jerry & Jayne Lock. Seth is the grandson of Marian Field & the late Lynn Field and the late Edgar & Wilma Thornley. The future bride graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in Agribusiness, Farm, and Financial Management. She is the Athletics Business Manager at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The future groom graduated from Millikin University in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Biology. He is employed by Earth Care Unlimited, Inc. They are planning a November 26th wedding in Ashland.

We all need friends and we build friendships around our needs and common interests. We are willing to give our time and energy to help these relationships grow. Public libraries need friends too! The newly reorganized group Friends of Prairie Skies Public Library District will meet on Monday, October 10th at 6 pm at the Ashland branch. Friends is a non-profit volunteer organization that supports the library through volunteerism and fund raising. Friends enjoy such perks as first choice access to book sales, top of the waiting list for new books and special invitations to library programs. Please plan to attend. We need representation from all areas of our district. Make sure your community has a voice. If you have any questions, please see a member of the library staff.


Propane LLC 220 N. Yates - Ashland Office: 1-866-225-8126 Garrett Savage - Bob Savage Ron Ahlers - Salesman cell: (217)691-9631


The A-C Central Marching Knights started their marching competition season with a performance at the Rushville Smiles Day parade on Friday Sept. 16 @ 10 AM. AC was one of several bands in the competition including: Large Schools: Camp Point Central, PORTA, Lewistown & Beardstown, and small schools: Payson Seymour, Meredosia Chambersburg, Liberty & AC. It proved to be tough competition with Liberty winning the small class followed by AC. Camp Point Central won the large class. The Marching Knights continued on with a performance on Saturday at the Petersburg Harvest Festival. This non competition parade was a nice outing for the band. The crowd was very receptive and the students had a fun day sharing their talents with the town of Petersburg.

COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR MARCHING KNIGHTS! The A-C Central Marching Knights had a wonderful day on September 24th in beautiful downtown Beardstown. The band competed in the annual Beardstown Fall Fun Festival parade which stepped off at 10 am. The Knights won the large band class, best overall and the Diann Hoagland Memorial trophy for drum majors. Other bands in the competition were Astoria, Winchester, VIT, and Schuyler County Middle School. The Marching Knights forge ahead and will travel to Barry IL for the Apple Festival Parade on Saturday Oct. 1 for a 1 PM parade. The band will take on bands from Missouri and Illinois. There is category awards for the drum majors, the color guard and the percussion line. There is a new competition this year for drum lines that was created for the ―fun‖ aspect of drum lines and should be a sight to behold. Come out and cheer on your Marching Knights and have a yummy apple dumpling.

The Marching Knights are performing the music from AVATAR this year. You will see the guard decked out in some black and blue to represent the characters in the movie. The Marching Knights have several competitions scheduled for this season and they include:

MEMBERS OF THE MARCHING KNIGHTS INCLUDE: BANNER CARRIERS Lisa Jennings & Taylor Hamblin DRUM MAJORS Cali Edwards, Taylor Koch & Lauren Pfaffe GUARD Tracy Mitchell (captain), Natane Butler, Katie Devlin, Maddie Elder, Stacey Eskew, April Leinberger, Lakyn Rives, Krissy Simmons & Shelbi Thornley. PERCUSSION Zach Parrish, Dariel DeGroot, Baylee Smith, Mat Bobbitt, Briah Koch, Robert Ratliff & Eric Stroisch BAND MEMBERS Jennifer Adkins, Carrie Allen, Maggie Allen, Quinn Allen, Kayla Anderson, Megan Anderson, Courtney Bedtka, Molly Betters, Cerys Boston, Lindsey Cole, Riley Cowman, Will Edge, Val Escudero, Austin Fields, Hoaby Hoagland, Craig Houchin, Kristin Irlam, Caseelynn Johnston, Grant Kelly, Ty Kesselring, Hannah Miller, Sisley Nicholas, Joey Petefish, Allison Quick, Joseph Ratliff, Sabrina Reek, Carmen Savage, MacKenzie Stephenson, Lane Wegs, Faith Widdows, Kyle Winkelman & Ryan Woodard. Director Kim Webster

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! October means Ghouls & Goblins. We have plenty of treats for all your trick or treaters. Prairie Skies Public Library District would like to announce that starting Monday, October 3, 2011 we will have new hours for both our locations. They are: Monday – Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturdays 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Upon researching our statistics over the past two years we realized very few patrons were utlizing the 9:00 am time slot; however there was a great demand for us to stay open past 5:00 PM. We have a lot of youth coming in who may not have WiFi available at home and need this service for their school laptops, as well as group study. Library Director, Robin Krone says: “Prairie Skies Public Library District staff and board strive to meet our patrons needs.”

Prairie Skies Public Library District is located in the old Ashland School District and the Pleasant Plains School District (not including the recently annexed territory to Springfield.) We serve a population of 7166. Internet computers are provided to the public, free WIFI, movies, music cd’s, books on cd and MP3 players as well as books, newspapers and magazines. Public use of fax machines, copy machines and printers, with staff asstistance (small fee required). Prairie Skies Public Library has an online card catalog, available from any internet access. Your account can be accessed online, smart phone app and text messaging. You renew your items, check your status, put books Robin S. Krone on hold, update your personal information and Library Director/Administrator more. We also provide E-books and audio books Prairie Skies Public Library District online for our patrons through Overdrive. It can 125 West Editor, Ashland, IL. 62612 all be found on our website at http://

“GO GREEN!” In the line at the store, the cashier told an older woman that she would bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized to her and explained, ―We didn’t have the green thing back in my day.‖ The clerk responded, ―That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment.‖ She was right - our generation didn’t have the green thing in its day. Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn’t have the green thing back in our day. We walked up stairs, because we didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right; we didn’t have the green thing in our day. Back then, we washed a baby’s diapers because we didn’t have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts, wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But the old lady is right: we didn’t have the green thing back in our day. Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house—not at TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn’t have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she’s right; we didn't have the green thing back then. We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn’t have the green thing back then. Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint. But isn’t it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn’t have the green thing back then?

- submitted by Virginia Diehl -

Adventure Club October 13 Historic Kimmswick November 7-10 Branson

400 E. Buchanan St. P.O. Box 467 Ashland, IL 62612-0467 PH. 217.476.3325 FX. 217.476.3342

Designed by Emma Kesselring Daughter of Darren & Jenny Kesselring Mrs. Petfish’s 5th Grade Class

A Full Service Bank

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 Jr./Sr. High School Office – Ashland A-C Central Elementary Office – Chandlerville Allen’s Market – Ashland West Central Bank – Ashland Peoples State Bank – Chandlerville Cheryl’s Best Cafe – Chandlerville The A-C Central PTO appreciates your support!

Board Member Terry Blakeman is in the process of putting together a website for the Village of Ashland. Any Ashland residents who have suggestions about what to put on the website should e-mail the city and information will be passed on to Mr. Blakeman.

Norm Bryant Enterprises Distributor of Fine Quality Vacuums


Carpet Cleaning Car Interior

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

Co. Gardner Construction

608 W. Franklin Ashland, IL 62612

RPA Farmers Co-op

2878 Panther G rove Road Ashland, IL 6261 2


Cell: 217-341-3415 Leave Message 217-476-8135

Remodel Kitchen & Baths Replace Roof & Room Additions


3090 Richland Elev. Rd. Pleasant Plains, IL 62677


Pleasant Plains


300 N. Washington Pleasant Plains, IL 62677

220 North Niagara Ashland, IL 62612



BITS-N-PIECES Monthly Quarter Auction at the Pleasant Plains Community Building on Tuesday, October 11. Doors open at 6pm, auction begins at 7pm. October Auction benefits the American Cancer Society—Help Fight Breast Cancer. Bring canned goods to get an free paddle. Join the fun!! Mark your calendars and join us for a great evening! We are showing off our newly remodeled building by having a Fall Brunch on Sunday, October 23 at the Pleasant Plains Community Building from 8am – 1pm. This event is sponsored by the Pleasant Plains Community Club. Come see what we have done to our building!!! Pleasant Plains Community Club Fall Card Party will be on November 3 from 11:30 – 3pm. Call Patti at 626-1623 to reserve your table. Bring your card/game playing friends to play your game of choice. The card party will be held at the Pleasant Plains Community Building. The Pleasant Plains Community Building is available to rent for meetings, parties, family reunions, etc. Please call Shirley at 415-2976 for availability and fees. FOR SALE: WEBER GRILL... New natural gas Weber grill. Retail price $500.00, but will sell for $400.00. Call 652-4765

October Anniversaries 16 21 22 22


Bill & Wanda Schutz John & Eleanor Cosner Dustin & Kristen Fulton Dave & Mary McHenry

October Birthdays 02 03 04 05 06 06 10 12 13 14 17 17 20 20


Krista Throgmorton H.A. Votsmier Mark Stice Jeff Roberts Amy Hultquist Allyson Quick Joyce Robinson Les Hultquist Elaine English Linda Barrow Kaye Parsons Jane Clemons Gretchen Throgmorton Roni Gardner Wallner

20 - Bill Schutz, Jr 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 31 - Bill Schutz, Sr. 31 - Edgar Robinson Jr.

SR. SAINTS… Sr. Saints are having a weiner roast Oct 15th at 5:00pm at Sue Pschirre’s house. Bring covered dish and lawn chair. 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. 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 626-1697 for more information. THANK YOU… I want to thank all my friends and family for all the prayers, cards, phone calls, flowers and food I received while I was in the hospital again and since returning home. All was so very much appreciated. Thank you all! - Betty Price

The Cass County Food Pantry extends the love of the community and of Christ to those in need. We provide boxes of food for more than 300 families in the county each month. Summer is a difficult time for the food pantry, donations are low and it can be difficult to find help packing boxes. But, you can help! Watch for food drives and other opportunities to donate to the food pantry, or create your own opportunity. Call Joanne at 217-473-5638 to make a food or money donation, or to get more details about offering your time and talents to the food pantry.

1982 Coachman Motorhome; V-8 motor on a Ford Econoline Chassis; 24 feet long; 77,000 miles; Sold AS IS. Contact 217-4768112 for more information. Sealed bid due by 3:00 PM, October 10, 2011 in the A-C Central Unit Office.

Tanning at Tease Hair Salon 217-476-3764

Cass County Food Pantry will be accepting donations at the Halloween Parade in Chandlerville on Oct 30th.


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

Meeting November 3rd, at 6:30pm, at Ashland Baptist Fellowship Hall. Everyone Welcome

.2 Oct

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kolby Vandenbergh

Congrats on an awesome first year of racing with the big boys!



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

116 N. Yates Street Ashland, IL 62612 Ph. 217-416-7615 Lana J. Pfaffe, Owner

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

Phone: (217)476-3595

Fall has arrived! Remember to pamper your hands and feet with a monthly manicure and pedicure to keep them soft and smoooooooooooth!! Don’t forget SHELLAC! The 14-day wear polish!!

Garry W. Eskew (1955 - 2011)

Russell W. Clark "Russ" Ridder (1956 - 2011)

Garry W. Eskew, 55, of Ashland, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at his residence.

Russell "Russ" W. Clark Ridder, 55, of Dawson, died at 9:38 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at his home.

He was born Oct. 5, 1955, in Springfield, the son of Lyle and Lilly Clements Eskew. He married Linda Williams in Springfield, and she preceded him in death on July 28, 2010. He is survived by his father of Ashland; son, Jeffery (Michelle) Eskew; stepson, Jim Batty; grandchildren, Sebastian Eskew and Drake, Jacob and Chrissi Batty, all of Jacksonville; sister, Cathy (James) Spurlock of Keller, Texas; and nephew, Stephen (Laura) Spurlock of Denton, Texas. He was preceded in death by his mother. Mr. Eskew was a 1974 graduate of Ashland High School. The current senior member, he had served as a member of the Ashland Volunteer Fire Department for over 30 years. He had been an avid stock car driver and mechanic since 1974 and also attended Richland Baptist Church. Graveside memorial services were held 9 a.m. Monday, September 26th at Pleasant Plains Cemetery.

He was born June 29, 1956, in Waco, Texas, to Russell Eugene and Ernestine Grissom Clark. He married Nanci Atkinson Unterbrink on Nov. 20, 1999, and she survives. Also surviving is his father, Russell Eugene (Mary) Clark of Jacksonville; mother, Ernestine Grissom Howell of Loveland, Colo.; two sons, Shane and Heath Ridder, both of Jacksonville; two sisters, Judy (Monty) Logan of Camp Point, and Brenda (Bob) Jacoby of Berthoud, Colo.; two brothers, John (Carmen) Clark of Brighton and George Matthew (Dawn) Clark of Chatham; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He worked at the Illinois Department of Transportation as a Health and Safety Manager for 27 years. Russ was an avid guitar player and musician. He enjoyed working in his garden, woodworking and was an artist. He loved riding his Harley. Memorial Gathering was from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, September 13th at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield. Russell was a former Ashland resident and graduated from Ashland High School in 1974.

ASHLAND WOMEN’S CLUB OCTOBER 4, 2011 First Baptist Church 221 W. Washington St., Ashland

All Ashland Women are welcome!!

CHARLENE E. HILL (1933 - 2011) Charlene E. Hill, 78, of Ashland and formerly of Baylis died Friday, September 23, 2011 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She was born June 9, 1933 in Meredosia; the daughter of Charles and Nina Surratt Ferguson. She married Charles L. Hill Sr. on May 28, 1950 in Bowling Green, MO and he preceded her in death on October 3, 2003. She is survived by two sons, Charles Hill Jr. (wife, Rita) of Ashland and Franklin Hill (wife, Cara) of Arenzville; three daughters, Barbara Nowack (husband, Richard) of Ashland, Teresa Caruso (husband, Richard) of Lewes, DE, and Cindy Klingele of Quincy; 11 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; a sister, Jacqueline Jones of Mediapolis, IA; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved companion and fiancĂŠ, Bill Booker of Baylis. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Charles Ferguson. Mrs. Hill attended Meredosia, Baylis and Barry Schools and graduated from St. John's School of Nursing in Springfield. She was employed for many years as a staff nurse for Dr. Henry Rohs at the Springfield Clinic and later served as a nurse for Walker Nursing Home in Virginia. She was a member of New Beginnings Church in Ashland. She enjoyed antiquing and was an accomplished Victorian Era decorator. Graveside funeral services were held 10:00 AM Wednesday, September 28th at Yatesville Cemetery, west of Prentice.


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

116 State Street Beardstown, IL 62618 217.323.3018 Debbie Jones

815 W. Clinton Rushville, IL 62681 217.322.6230 Kala Peacock

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

Bill Schleyhahn and Friends Invite You To Their

SAT., OCT. 8th -- 4 P.M. „TIL IT‟S GONE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ASHLAND, IL Catfish, Buffalo, Fried Potatoes (and Chicken) Salad, Deserts, Drinks, & all the Trimmings Entertainment - Good Ole‟ Gospel Music Allen Blair and Friends Donations to “Helping Hands” for local people in need

Live, Learn and Love Anyone living in Ashland this summer must be aware of how precious life is. We saw a lot of people we hadn’t seen for quite a while as we waited patiently to enter Buchanan Cody Funeral Home. We were surprised or even stunned by a friend or relative that died so unexpectedly. But others passed to the next life after long illnesses. As individuals and as a community we feel the loss[es]. And felt the love and support. Sometimes we have to ask ourselves: ―Are they really dead?‖ We need to ask ourselves: ―Are we really alive—living life as long as we have it—to the fullest?‖ In the earliest book in the Bible, Genesis 1:27, we learn: So God created man {male and female} in his own image [!] Imagine that! Ask: how creative have we been lately? In Genesis 2:7, the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the Breath of Life and man became a living being. It’s what we are all about: to function as living beings. Creative living necessarily involves learning. It is a life long process. Jesus said, as recorded in Matthew 11:29, Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. That simple tip is as useful in our hectic lives today as it was 2,000 years ago. Solomon centuries earlier began his book of proverbs for persons of all ages: (2) for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; (3) for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair; (4) for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young — (5) let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance — (6) for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise. (7) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Titus understood that kind of lives Solomon and Jesus wanted. His letter 3:14 says, Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide urgent needs and not live unproductive lives. When we do this we are better equipped to do the jobs we were created for; to live for others in word and deed. The Apostle John spends a great deal of his gospel and his letters defining love in 1 John 4:6-8; (6) We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood (7) Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. (8) Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. Reflecting Him we live, we learn, we love. - submitted by John Sheppard -

101 Yates Street

October, 2011


Halloween hours for trick-or-treating will be Sunday (10/30) and Monday (10/31) nights from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

If you haven’t already paid, dog tag renewals are due. The cost, per dog, is $5.00 for a renewal or $7.50 for a tag and registration. Your payment can be made at the Village Office. If you see a street light out, the Village office (217/476-3317) and we will contact CIPS for repair. The new water and sewer rates are explained below. They will be reflected on your next water bill coming out the first of October. Utility Rates:

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 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

Terry Blakeman, Trustee Fadra Birdsell, Trustee Stan Fulton, Trustee Seth Thornley, Trustee David Troxell, Trustee Frank Wallace, Trustee


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH - TBA C 78 Cross Country @ IESA Sectional @ Rushville - 8:15AM Marching Band at Jacksonville IC - 10:00AM G V Volleyball @ NEW BERLIN HIGH SCHOOL (New Berlin JV Tournament)


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9TH - 10:00AM C V Cross Country @ Amboy Invite Travel Day

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3RD - 3:30PM :FFA: Lincoln - 6:00PM G 6 Basketball @ HAVANA JR HIGH SCHOOL - 6:15PM B FS Football vs. Athens Jr/Sr High School - 6:15PM G V Volleyball vs. HAVANA HS (Havana (Fresh at 5:00))

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10TH - TBA B V Golf @ SECTIONAL BOYS @ Monmouth - TBA G V Golf @ SECTIONAL GIRLS - TBA G V Volleyball @ Routt Fresh/Soph. Round Robin - 6:30AM IMEA All-District Auditions: Reid: Entire Building - 7:00AM IMEA All-District Auditions: Reid: Entire Building - 10:00AM C V Cross Country @ Amboy Invite - 5:15PM JH Literary: Parent Nite - 6:15PM B FS Football vs. RIVERTON HIGH SCHOOL

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4TH - 8:00AM B V Golf @ REGIONALS - BOYS @ Greenview - 4:00PM G V Swimming vs. Marion High School - 4:30PM C V Cross Country @ Franklin/Rushville Invite @ Rushville - 5:30PM B JH Football @ Avon Middle School/ Bushnell Coop - 6:15PM G JH Basketball vs. PLEASANT PLAINS JUNIOR HS - 6:15PM G V Volleyball vs. SPRINGFIELD LU THERAN HS (Lutheran (Fresh at 5:15)) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5TH - TBA G V Golf @ REGIONALS - GIRLS - 8:20AM Career Fair: State Fair grounds: McMahan - 8:25AM 3rd Grade Town Trip - 4:30PM Graduate Class: Room 142: Peterson THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6TH - 10:00AM FFA Soils:Williamsville - 5:00PM G 6 Basketball @ Athens Jr/Sr High School - 6:15PM B FR Football @ Athens Jr/Sr High School - 6:30PM Spanish to Los Agaves (Springfield) FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH - 7:00PM B V Football @ RIVERTON HIGH SCHOOL

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH - 4:15PM C V Cross Country @ Sangamon Conference Meet at Athens - 5:30PM B JH Football vs. CAMP POINT CENTRAL JH - 6:00PM G V Volleyball @ ILLINI-CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL - 6:15PM G 6 Basketball @ AUBURN JR. HIGH SCHOOL WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12TH - TBA G V Volleyball @ Edinburg Varsity Tourney (Oct 12-15) - 4:30PM Graduate Class: Room 142: Peterson THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13TH - 4:30PM G V Swimming @ JACKSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL - 6:00PM G 6 Basketball vs. NEW BERLIN JUNIOR HIGH - 6:00PM G JH Basketball @ Athens Jr/Sr High School - 6:00PM G V Volleyball @ Freshmen (only) at Lincoln - 6:15PM B FR Football @ RIVERTON HIGH SCHOOL

OCTOBER 2011 PETERSBURG PORTA HS SPORTS SCHEDULE RED = AWAY BLUE = HOME FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14TH - TBA B V Golf @ STATE BOYS @ Bloomington - TBA G V Golf @ STATE GIRLS - TBA G V Volleyball @ Edinburg Varsity Tourney - 7:00P MB V Football vs. PLEASANT PLAINS HIGH SCHOOL SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH - TBA G 6 Basketball @ WILLIAMSVILLE JR. HIGH SC (Williamsville Basketball Tournament) - TBA G V Volleyball @ Edinburg Varsity Tourney - 8:15AM Marching Band At Jacksonville Mac - 10:00AM C 78 Cross Country @ STATE-TEAM @ Maxwell Park, Normal SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16TH - 1:00PM JH Softball Banquet: Commons

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21ST - 8:30AM Pre-K: Paulsmeyer Farm(AM and PM) - 7:00PM B V Football @ Bunker Hill HS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22ND - TBA G 6 Basketball vs. PORTA Central Jamboree - TBA C V Cross Country @ REGIONALS @ Franklin - 6:00AM Kiwanis Pancake Bkfst - cafe, kitchen - 8:30AM G V Volleyball @ Pleasant Plains JV Tourn - 1:00PM G V Swimming @ SACRED HEART GRIF FIN HS MONDAY, OCTOBER 24TH - 4:00PM C V Cross Country @ TREMONT HIGH SCHOOL (Tremont (JV Meet)) - 6:15PM G JH Basketball vs. BEARDSTOWN JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17TH - 6:00PM G JH Basketball vs. HAVANA JR HIGH SCHOOL - 6:15PM B FS Football @ PLEASANT PLAINS HIGH SCHOOL - 6:15PM G V Volleyball vs. AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL (Auburn (Fresh at 5:15))


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH - 6:15PM G V Volleyball vs. PLEASANT PLAINS HIGH SCHOOL (Pleasant Plains (Fresh at 5:00)) - 6:30PM PTA meeting - Haddick - cafeteria

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH - 6:00PM G 6 Basketball vs. North Fulton (Cuba/ Valley)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19TH - 8:00AM FFA: National Convention - 4:30PM Graduate Class: Room 142: Peterson - 5:45PM Market Day pickup - cafe THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20TH - 8:00AM FFA: National Convention - 6:00PM G 6 Basketball vs. WILLIAMSVILLE JR. HIGH SCHOOL - 6:15PM G JH Basketball @ RIVERTON MIDDLE SCHOOL - 6:15PM B FR Football vs. PLEASANT PLAINS HIGH SCHOOL - 6:15PM G V Volleyball vs. SANGAMON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Sangamon Valley (Fresh at 5:00))

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26TH - TBA G V Volleyball @ REGIONALS @ Athens - 4:30PM Graduate Class: Room 142: Peterson

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28TH - TBA B V Football vs. IHSA Play-offs 1st Round (Oct 28 or 29) - 4:00PM 5th/6th Halloween party - cafe, gym - 6:00PM JH Dance:Commons SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH - TBA G JH Basketball @ Athens Jr/Sr High School (7@cantral 8th @ H.S. Calvery, Lincoln,N. Greene, Christian, W'ville) - TBA C V Cross Country @ SECTIONAL BOYS/ GIRLS @ Elmwood - 6:30AM Marching Band at Illinois State Univ. Sat - 6:30AM State Literary Contest(JH and Central): Puckett MONDAY, OCTOBER 31ST - 4:00PM G V Swimming vs. MACOMB HIGH SCHOOL

October 2011 - Ashland Scoop Newsletter  

Ashland Scoop, Ashland, IL - Newspaper

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