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October 2012 Volume 6 Issue 10

217 W. Editor Street Ashland IL $69,900 Character abounds in this large 2 story 5BR 2BA home with original hardwood and woodwork throughout. 200 amp service installed in `09. Beautiful built in china cabinet, fireplace in the living room, French doors between the living and dining room and staircase. 1.5 car garage under the home. Seller is willing to install a new roof and a garage door prior to closing. HOME WARRANTY BEING OFFERED!! Dawn Stremsterfer Realtor®, Broker Associate Office: 217-787-7215 Direct: 217-741-1865

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

The annual A-C PTO Halloween Parade will be held Monday, October 29, 2012, at the Chandlerville Elementary School cafeteria and gym. The evening will start with a meal from 5 - 6:30. Sloppy Joes, Hot Dogs, Chips, Cookies, Tea and Lemonade will be served for $1 or $.50 each. Newborns through adults are encouraged to dress up and compete in the Halloween Parade. Anyone wishing to be in the parade should be in the gym in their respective age category by 6:30 p.m. for judging. The A-C Central Marching Knights will perform at 7 p.m. followed by the parade of costumes. Each age group will receive cash awards from $1 - $4 for different categories - such as scariest, ugliest, cutest, funniest, etc. All participants in the costume parade will receive an award of at least $1.

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 NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH, s.b.c. Pastor Terry Beauchamp 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

PRAIRIE SKIES PUBLIC LIBRARY LAP SIT PROGRAMS Mondays at 10:00am Ashland Location PLACE: Ashland First Baptist Hall DATE: Every Tuesday Evening TIME: 7pm - 8:30pm

Mondays at 1:00pm Pleasant Plains Location OCTOBER THEME - AUTUMN Crafts - Pumpkins and Scarecrows NOVEMBER THEME - MONKEYS Curious George Bananas for Treats

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.

Amity Nail Spa 116 N. Yates Ashland, IL Lana J. Pfaffe, Nail Technician

Enhance your natural nails with one of the 14-day wear gel polishes! Beautiful Hands, Beautiful Feet, Beautiful You!!

November 3rd Location: John Cosner’s Farm 4 miles west of Ashland on Rt. 125, fourth house on the right. Hope to see you there!!

ADVENTURE CLUB Shopping Fairview Heights, IL October 18, 2012

Christmastime in Peoria December 11, 2012 (see flyer on next page)

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


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

A Full Service Bank

815 W. Clinton Rushville, IL 62681 217.322.6230 Kala Peacock

116 State Street Beardstown, IL 62618 217.323.3018 Debbie Jones 979 Clocktower Drive Springfield, IL 62704 217-726-9885 Stacey M. Hester


Darrin Smith Owner


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

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

16693 Newmansville Avenue Petersburg, Illinois 62675

Junctions 123 & 125 - Ashland, Illinois 62612

Ph: (217) 971-4571

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

October Special at Lucky’s CafÊ 2 Medium Pizzas with Your Choice of Toppings $20 Open 11am - 8pm Daily Closed Tuesdays Norm Bryant Enterprises Distributor of Fine Quality Vacuums


Carpet Cleaning Car Interior

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:

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

608 W. Franklin Ashland, IL 62612

Prentice, Philadelphia, Strawns Crossing, and Tallula.

Dealers in Grain, Seed and Kent Feeds.



The hours for Trick-or-Treating will be between 5:00pm and 8:00pm on October 30 and 31 . There will be a question on the November 6, 2012 election ballot concerning electrical aggregation. Aggregation is when a municipality shops for the best rate for its residents as a whole. Ameren is a delivery only company and encourages aggregation. If a customer doesn’t pick a utility, the State of Illinois solicits bids and then bills through Ameren. The question posed to voters will ask whether or not to allow the Village of Ashland to pursue bids on behalf of its residents for the lowest group rate on electricity. If you have questions concerning this matter, please contact one of the Trustees listed below. Election packets are now available at the Municipal Building for those wishing to run for local office during the April 9, 2013 election. Petitions can be circulated from September 25, 2012 until December 24, 2012. If you are in possession of a stray dog, please call the county sheriff’s office (217/452-7718) and ask them to contact Jim Birdsell. If you see a street light out, call the Village office (217/476-3317) and we will contact Ameren CIPS for repair.

Water $27.50 $14.75 $ 1.05 $39.00

First 1,000 gallons Per 1,000 gallons after first 1,000 EPA Testing Fee Minimum monthly charge

Sewer $10.45 $ 4.40

E-mail: 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 Terry Blakeman, Trustee Frank Wallace, Trustee

PLEASANT PLAINS CARD PARTY ASHLAND VFW POST 3546… Pleasant Plains Community Card party on Meets monthly at 7:00 p.m. on the October 18 at 11:30 am Call patty 3rd Monday at the Firehouse. Stremsterfer at 626-1623 for reservatons AMERICAN LEGION POST 498... Meets monthly at 7:30 p.m. on the ASHLAND SENTINAL MEMORIES… 3rd Monday at the Firehouse. Opal Blakeman has donated 20 years of the Ashland Sentinal Newspapers to the SENIOR SAINTS…. Prairie Skies Public Library. These news- Senior Saints are having a weiner roast papers are now stored in the Historical at Nancy Kleins October 21 at 5 pm. room at the Library. Issues dated from Bring a covered dish and lawn chair. 1982 up to the last one printed.

October Anniversaries 06 16 21 22 22


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

October Birthdays 02 Krista Throgmorton 03 H.A. Votsmier 04 Mark Stice 05 Jeff Roberts 06 Amy Hultquist 06 Allyson Quick 10 Grace Barnes 10 Brooke Weber 10 Joyce Robinson 12 Les Hultquist 13 Elaine English 14 Linda Barrow 16 Egenia Koch 16 Greg Pettit 17 Kaye Parsons 17 Jane Clemons

20 Gretchen Throgmorton 20 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 Katlyn Davin (1) 28 Todd Wallbaum 29 Phoebe Betters 30 Riley Gilbreth 31 Bailey & Sydney Wallbaum 31 Bill Schutz, Sr. 31 Edgar Robinson Jr.

CONGRATULATIONS…. Thank you and congratulations to the AC Horse Judging team as they took 3rd place at the section 14 horse judging code. Also, a congratulations to Julia Peters for placing 8th overall individual. Thanks for all the help. Jennifer Smith-Ag Teacher James B “Jamie” Woodrum “Jamie” Woodrum, 25, was fatally injured Sunday, September 23rd, in an accident north of Virginia. He was born November 25th, 1986 in Springfield. The son of Bob and Patricia (Duling) Woodrum. He is survived by his father, of Ashland, a sister, Jessica, of Louisville, KY, an Aunt Pam Schlicht (husband Kim), of Pleasant Plains, two uncles, Steve Woodrum, of Jacksonville, and Brian Duling, of Phoenix, AZ. He was proceeded in death by his mother. Jamie was a 2005 graduate of A-C Central High School, and served with the Illinois Army National Guard for 3 years. He was employed as a carpenter for Lamar-Hagar Construction Co., of Ashland. Cremation rites were accorded.


RPA Farmers Co-op

7:30 AM til 1 pm Tues, Wed, Thurs, Friday Closed Sat, Sun, Mon

NEAL’S BARBER SHOP Ashland, IL 62612 217.741.3874


3090 Richland Elev. Rd. Pleasant Plains, IL 62677

Pleasant Plains


300 N. Washington Pleasant Plains, IL 62677

220 North Niagara Ashland, IL 62612




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

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

Remodel Kitchen & Baths Replace Roof & Room Additions


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

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

Phone: (217)476-3595


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


CASS COUNTY FOOD PANTRY Capital Fund Raiser New Construction Remodeling Gutters

Where: Glenn Sweatman Auction House (Previously Virginia Country Club) When: Saturday, November 3rd Time: 4-8 PM Shrimp Boil or Smoked Chicken Music provided by Local Cass County Bands 4pm - Midnight Tickets: $20.00 May be purchased at the local bank.

Smith Chiropractic Clinic Dr. Kathie G. Smith

A Silent Auction will be held 4-8PM featuring works by Local Cass County Artist.

111 North Hardin Ashland, IL 62612 (217)476-3547

If you know of any artist, please call Judy at 217415-4395

Office Hours by Appointment Monday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

ATTENTION ASHLAND RESIDENTS Ashland residents should be aware of the dangers of infected mosquitos in our area. There is a great deal of information on the web for your research and to write about this epidemic of infected mosquitos and the symptoms of the illness. It is very serious and should be reported to the community so others can take adequate precautions to protect themselves .

8th Graders Raise Money for “Save the Children” by Emily Duncan, A-C Central Middle School In April and May, some members of the 8th grade class at A-C Central Middle School were inspired by the “Kony 2012” initiative to raise funds to benefit the children of Uganda. Joseph Kony has been accused of ordering the abduction of children to become child soldiers, but has evaded capture. Save the Children is an organization that actively advocates for children’s rights and works to protect children from abuse, exploitation, and violence, including recruitment into armed forces, so the 8th graders felt this would be the best foundation to send donations to. Their goal was to raise $500 to send to Uganda within 5 weeks. Each Wednesday, the entire middle school was encouraged to donate money, and also dress up for “spirit days;” the days included hat day, camo day, twin day, mix & match day, and superhero day. Teachers also got to participate in a “jeans day” and were able to wear jeans if they donated money. If any student donated at least once, they got to participate in a fun block of school Olympic-style events. Activities included tug-of-war, cow chip throwing, and relay races. For students who donated 4 out of 5 days, they additionally were able to participate in a movie day, where they brought in snacks and got to watch a movie in homeroom during school. The 8th graders were so passionate about their cause that they wanted more than just the A-C Central population to be able to donate. They explained their mission to a local church and a few other businesses and succeeded in getting them to accept donations from the public as well! Because of all the team work, our community raised over $800 to send to Save the Children! Briley Eilers, head of the committee of students, recognized her fellow committee members at the end-of-the-year honors assembly at A-C Central. The other committee members were Kendra Escudero, Eric Savage, Cadence Smith, Tanner Force, Lindsey Zuwlaski, Anna Henry, and Alex Brue. Keep your eye out for even more amazing feats they can accomplish through high school!

People can get bitten while working in the yard, cleaning up, and planting. Repellant is good, but reports indicate that DEET is the only reliable poison. Standing water in pool covers, old tires, ditches, and other open receptacles of water should be cleaned up immediately. Symptoms include feeling tired with headaches. It especially bad for anyone over 50. If someone notices these symptoms, please, see your physician immediately.

SINGLE BEDROOM DUPLEX FOR RENT VERY CLEAN, Fresh Flooring & Paint. Available After July 1st. Mowing Included! Deposit and References Required. 217-787-2521, 217-652-1449 We would like to thank everyone who has supported us in our fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association over the past few years. With the help of our family, friends and our community, we have been able to donate over $10,000 to MDA for 3 years in a row. We couldn’t do it without you. Hopefully, with your continued support, we will be able to donate as much or more in the years to come. We pray that together, we can help find a cure. Our sincere thanks! The Smock Family

Simply “Alneta”

“What is Man?”


What is man If he doesn’t walk with God? What would his purpose be, From the cradle to the sod? Would he merely just exist Not knowing about God’s Grace, No chance of Life Eternal, Just occupying space? What would man do If he had to bear the Cross? If sin’s debt was his to pay, Could he withstand the loss? Would he call Ten Thousand Angels To escape the circumstance, Refuse to take the Bitter Cub And doom man’s only chance? Where would man be Without Salvation’s Plan? He couldn’t turn his life around, Just live the best he can. He’d have no one to go to In trouble and in need, In himself be most miserable And from sin never freed. So I ask you, what is man Just blood, flesh and bone? A hunk of clay that’s worthless, Whose destination is unknown? Yes, that’s truly what man really is Because of Adam’s fall. But in Jesus man has Victory, If he declares Him “Lord of All.” ©Jan. 2012

Alneta Knowles


Oct Oct Oct Oct

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES: 6 – Barry Apple Festival (1 PM Parade) 13 – IC Homecoming Parade (10 AM Parade) 20 – Quincy October Fest Parade ( 2 PM Parade) 27 – Pinckneyville Mardi Gras Parade (evening parade)

Members of the Marching Knights include: Drum Majors: Lauren Pfaffe, Caseelynn Johnston & Valerie Escudero Color Guard members: April Leinberger, Shelby Thornley, Stacy Eskew, Maddy Elder, Lexi Brewers, Sidney Donnan, Kendra Escudero, Kylee Fields, Cheyenne Gain, Brit Smith Banner Carriers: Lisa Jennings & Miriam Schildwachter Flutes: Carrie Allen, Courtney Bedtka, Alex Brue, Carlee Critchelow, Kristin Irlam, Bre Knapp, Sicely Nicholas, Sabrena Reek, Carmen Savage, McKenzie Stephens Clarinets: Hailey Allen, Brittani Beddingfield, Hannah Miller, Kayla Moffitt, Julia Peters Alto Sax: Jennifer Adkins & Briliey Eilers Tenor Sax: Ryan Woodard, Eric Savage & Quinn Allen Bari Sax: Ty Kesselring Trumpet: Cerys Boston, Riley Cowman, Kyle Winkelman, Craig Houchin, Joey Petefish Mellaphone: Allyson Quick Trombone: Joseph Ratliff, Megan Anderson, David Miller, Jewell Reed & Lane Wegs Baritone: Austin Fields, Molly Betters & Dalton Johnston Tuba: Hoaby Hoagland & Jackson Allen Percussion: Brian Koch, Kolby Vandenbergh, Eric Stroisch, Daerial DeGroot, Baylee Smith, Matt Bobbitt & Austin Cuba Director: Kim Webster


Brandon Eskew Congratulations on a great first season. Jacksonville Speedway Rookie of the Year and 3rd in points. We are so proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad, Stacey, Grandma & Grandpa

October 2012 - Ashland Scoop Newsletter  

Ashland Scoop, Ashland IL Newspaper

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