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November 2009

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HOME TOUR 2009 Mark your calendar-Sunday, Nov. 29 is the annual Holiday Home Tour to raise funds for the Community Days Celebration. It will begin with a soup and sandwich lunch at the Baptist Church, a tour of several local houses, and end at Yatesville School with refreshments and speech students performing. Watch for further details. There is still room for a house on the tour. Contact J.R. Blair if you are interested in showing your home.

Volume 2 Issue 11

ATTENTION ASHLAND VETERANS The next regular meeting for both the Ashland VFW Post 3546 and the Ashland American Legion Post 498 will be held at the Old Yatesville Schoolhouse on Monday, November 16, 2009 at 7:00 PM We will be celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday together with a turkey and ham dinner. Please plan on attending. See you there!

PLEASANT PLAINS COMMUNITY CLUB HARVEST FEST The Pleasant Plains Community Club is hosting its 2nd Annual MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FESTIVAL OF TREE kicks off the holi- Harvest Fest and Craft Sale November 1, 2009, at the Pleasant day season at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fair Grounds Plains Firehouse on Buckeye Rd. from 10am until 3pm. We have during the week of November 21-29. This years theme is quite a variety of vendors who will be on hand selling their “Tinsel, Trees, and Memories.” There is still a need for many wares. volunteers. Judy Kaye and Friends will add their jazzy, danceThe club will be serving vegetable soup, chili, hot dogs, chips able style of music on Friday, Nov. 27 at 3 p.m. Come enjoy and drinks, so come for lunch and get some early Christmas the holiday sights and sounds to start your celebration on a shopping done! beautiful note. ASHLAND TRICK OR TREAT HOURS PLEASANT PLAINS HISTORICAL SOCIETY Oct. 30 & 31, from 5 pm - 8 pm; houses with lights on only. Haunted house and haunted hay ride is Oct. 30 & 31 at Clayville, 6pm - 8pm. ACV BOOSTERS HALLOWEEN PARADE… Chandlerville, Friday, October 30th at 7:00pm. Marching band to perform. Boosters serving soup and chili from 5pm - 7pm.

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CHURCH DIRECTORY BEREA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Minister Edward J.Moretto Youth Minister, Diann L. Hoagland bereacc@casscomm.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 Rev. Howard Chartier Sunday School - 9:00 am Sunday Worship - 10:00 am FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Rev. L. Wayne Mollohan Youth Minister, Alice Kern ashlandfbc@casscomm.com Sunday School - 9:30 am Sunday Worship - 10:30 am Wednesday Night Youth Group - 7:00 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 www.ashlandunitedmethodist.com 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 www.newbeginningschristianfellowship.net contact: rhondabeauchamp@hotmail.com Sunday’s 1st Service @ 8:00 am Sunday School for all ages@ 9:10-10:00 am New Adult Singles Ministry @ 9:30 - 10:30 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 Berea Christian Church, in cooperation with its sister churches, announces performances of their interpretation of the 1984 Kathie Hill-Janet McMahan production, “Angels Aware.” This production, under the direction of Diann Hoagland, Berea’s Youth Minister, appeals to all ages with its Biblical content, humor, and toe-tapping music. Join Michael, Gabriel, and the other angels as they explain to the heavenly host what happened that first Christmas, and why.

Performances are set for Sat., Dec 5th at 7 p.m. and Sun. Dec. 6th at 3 p.m. No admission. No offering will be taken.

First Baptist Church A Grace-Driven Church "feeding the lambs" and "tending the sheep."

“This Thanksgiving-remember WHO to be thankful to.”

Church Events: Nov. 8 - Family Movie Night - 6:00pm Nov. 18 - Family Dinner Night - 6:00pm 221 W. Washington St. Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3678

Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Bible Study - Monday 7:00 pm

COMMUNITY MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST OCTOBER - Saturday, Oct. 31st, at 8:00 a.m. at Berea Christian Church, Ashland NOVEMBER - Saturday, November 28th at 8:00 a.m. at Ashland United Methodist Church. COMMUNITY WOMEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST The November Community Women’s Prayer Breakfast will be hosted by the Ashland Church of Christ at 9:00 am on Saturday, November 7, 2009. COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE The Community Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the Ashland-Pleasant Plains Ministerial Association will be held at Peter Cartwright UMC in Pleasant Plains. There will be a dinner at 5:00 pm followed at 7:00 pm by the Community Thanksgiving Service. COMMUNITY SINGSPIRATION The Ashland - Pleasant Plains Ministerial Association is sponsoring a “Community Singspiration” on Sunday evening, November 15, 2009 at 5:00 pm. This community service will be hosted by Berea Christian Church. NOTICE - ASHLAND SENIORS Don’t forget the Seniors Citizens Dinner sponsored by the Ashland United Methodist Women. It will be on Thursday at noon, the 19th of November, at the St. Augustine Hall. This is the 31st year we have been able to offer the dinner as a gift to the Seniors of the community (Seniors serving Seniors) Reservations are not necessary but are requested. Please call Pat Houser at 476-3460 or Eleanor Cosner at 452-3409. Carryout service is available if you are unable to come to the hall. If a ride is needed, ask when you make your reservation. The Cass County Health Dept. will be there again this year to do blood pressure checks. We want to thank them for the services they provide and thank the Catholic Church for the use of the Hall.


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POTTERY SALE AT JOHN COSNER’S! MARK THE DATE OF NOVEMBER 7TH ON YOUR CALENDAR Tim & Pam Cosner Fry will hold a pottery Sale at John Cosner’s garage on Saturday November 7th , 8:30am - 4:00pm Come do some of your Christmas shopping or just browse and visit.

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WCB West Central Bank “A Full Service Bank” 400 E. Buchanan St. P.O. Box 467 Ashland, IL 62612-0467

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FIRST GOLD CLUB Shopping Fairview Heights November 12, 2009 Kenny Rogers In Concert Bloomington December 19, 2009

Prentice Farmers Elevator 2303 Elevator Avenue Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3516 or 1.800.255.8659 prenticeev@casscomm.com prenticeelevator.com James R. Blakeman, Manager 4 locations to serve you: Prentice, Philadelphia, Strawns Crossing, and Tallula.

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SECOND SATURDAY Ashland United Methodist Church Second Saturday is open to all children in the community who are between the ages of 3 years old and In the 5th grade. There is music, crafts, games and Bible lessons. Lunch is provided. As the name says, we meet on the Second Saturday of each month from September to May. Mark your calendars now! Second Saturday 10:00 - 2:00

November 14 December 12 January 9 February 13 March 13 April 10 May 8


651 S. Job St., Virginia, IL. 62691 710 Maple Ave., Rushville, IL. 62681 www.extension.uiuc.edu/cassschuyler Jodie Tate, County Director Event Calendar Nov. 12 - Design a Windbreak Telenet, 1:30 & 6:30, Virginia Nov. 26 & 27 – Extension office closed Dec. 1 – Candy Making Workshop, 6:00 p.m., Virginia Hosts - Jananne Finck and Shirley Camp

For more information or to register for any of our upcoming events, please call: Cass Co. Extension office at 217-452-3211.

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Tom Schlueter is seeking Democratic nomination for Cass County Sheriff in the February primary. Come meet Tom on Saturday November 14th, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at St. Augustine Catholic Church Hall in Ashland. Refreshments available.


BITS-N-PIECES ASHLAND VFW POST 3546…. Meets monthly at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Monday at the Firehouse.

STOCKINGS FOR THE TROOPS Wanda Schutz, with the help of many area residents who donated fabric, money, and supplies, has crafted over 530 Christmas stockings to send to our troops. With the stockings, she has 25 pounds of “stuffings” for them. A big thanks to all who contributed, and THANK YOU, Wanda, for all of your hard work!

AMERICAN LEGION POST 498... Meets monthly at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Monday at the Firehouse. CHESS CLUB IS BACK... Thursday, 7:00 pm, Church of Christ Parsonage 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. GIFT IDEAS FROM ASHLAND…. There are still cookbooks and DVD’s from Ashland Sesquicentennial available at the bank. Send them to relatives and friends. WANTED, CLEANING LADY... Cleaning lady wanted in Prentice once a month. Call Dawn @ 217-476-3530 and leave message. SENIOR SAINTS…. Senior Saints Thanksgiving dinner will be catered Nov. 17th at 6:00 pm at the Baptist Church Hall. Cost is $10.00 per person. Call for reservations at 476-8848 by November 14th. HOUSE CLEANING….. Wanted...house to clean. References available Phone– 638-0286 THANK YOU….. I want to thank family and friends who brought food, sent cards, flowers and came to visit me since my recent surgery. Special thanks to Chenoa for coming after school to help “grannie” and to the Cass County Home Health Agency for all their care. May God bless you all. - LIZ WALLBAUM CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE…. Carol Duncan (Primarily Primitive) will be having a Christmas open house on December 11. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 971-4500 for information.

November Birthdays 5 9 18 21 24 26 27 28 29 30 30 30

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Kayla Farmer (16) Denny Keeney (60) Tonya Wallbaum Mick Keeney (62) Lonnie English Dacia DeGroot Grimm Marshall Jokisch Kay DeGroot Kent Keeney (50) Phillis Stevens Chris Devlin Christopher Devlin

Mary Kathleen Gardner March 14, 1922 - October 1, 2009 Mary Kathleen Gardner, 87, died Thursday, October 1, 2009, at her home in Ashland. She was born March 14, 1922, in Springfield, the daughter of Stuart J. and Margaret V. Devlin Reid. She retired from teaching in 1990 at Ashland School after 25 years A funeral Mass was held 10 a.m. Thursday, October 8th, 2009 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Ashland, with burial at St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery in Ashland.

November Anniversaries 2 - Norman & Nance Bryant (52 years) 7 - Chuck & Spring Selby (11 years) 17 - Marshall & Julie Jokisch (25 years) 24 - Bob & Phyllis Sutphin 24 - Wayne & Phyllis Stevens (52 years)


Remember When... Remember playing Red Light, Green Light in the yard for hours. Playing “Ring around the Rosie”, “London Bridge” and “Red Rover-Red Rover”. Parents stood on the porch to call their kids home for supper- we didn't have cell phones We kept the windows open to keep cool at night - no one had air conditioners to stay cool Running through a sprinkler, drinking cold water from a hose Watching “Tom and Jerry” on Saturday morning cartoons,” It’s Howdy Doodie time”, “Cisco Kid”, “Sky King”, “Beenie and Cecil”, and “Timmy and Lassie” Laughing so hard your stomach hurt or you wet your pants.

NOVEMBER SCHOOL CALENDAR Nov. 2 Nov. 2-6 Nov. 3

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Giving a friend a ride on the handle bars of your bike. Class field trips with a soggy sandwich for lunch. Making a decision by saying “Eeny-meeny, miney mo”. A foot of snow was a dream come true. Burma shave signs - Fire escape tubes - Gum wrapper chains - 15 cent hamburgers - 5 cent pack baseball cards - Catching fire flies would fill an entire evening of fun - Moms were home when we got home from school KEEP GOD IN YOUR LIFE- - - We did!

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JHG BB vs Havana – 8th grade JHB BB @ Plains Tourney JHB BB vs North Greene JHG BB @ Pawnee HS VB Sectionals JHB BB @ New Berlin HS VB Sectionals JHG BB vs Our Saviours HS VB Supersectionals JHB BB @ Turner Shootout IMEA Concert Festival @ Macomb JHG BB vs Glenwood JHB BB @ Plains Tourney – 7th grade JHG BB vs Plains School Dismissed at 2:11 JHB BB @ Waverly JHG BB vs St. Agnes JHG BB @ Athens HS VB State Finals HS VB State Finals JHB BB @ Triopia Elementary Family Reading Night JHB BB vs Beardstown JHG BB @ Triopia HSG BB @ Riverton Tourney JHB BB @ Plains JHG BB vs Illini Central Fall Play – Parent’s Night Fall Play Fall Play IMEA Jazz Festibal @ Rochester HSG BB @ Brown County HSB BB @ Athens Tourney HSG BB vs Triopia School Dismissed at 2:11 THANKSGIVING-NO SCHOOL NO SCHOOL HSG BB @ Niantic JV Tourney JHB BB @ A-CV Tourney in Virginia JHB BB @ A-CV Tourney in Virginia HSG BB @ Athens

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75th Anniversary Dr. Robert O. and Mildred Flagg Beadles celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on September 6, 2009. They have lived in Colorado Springs since 1946. Dr. Beadles is a founding member of the Colorado Springs Medical Center and continues his medical interest. Mrs. Beadles has been and continues to be involved in neighborhood, community and sorority activities. They have been active in First United Methodist Church and its Youth Ranch over the years. Many family members have joined Mildred and Bob to celebrate this event. Dr. Beadles graduated from Ashland High School, Class of 1928. He is 99 years of age, and the last of the Beadles family from Ashland, IL. The Beadles would enjoy hearing from friends. Their address is: Dr. & Mrs R.O. Beadles 115 West Columbia Street Colorado Springs, CO. 80907

RPA Farmers Co-op Email us: RPAFARMERS@CASSCOMM.COM FOR SALE: 70x54 ERECTED POLLED BUILDING LOCATED @ RPA FARMERS CO-OP, ASHLAND FACILITY. CONTACT DWAYNE FARMER @ 217-476-3318 FOR DETAILS

Richland Office 3090 Richland Elev. Rd. Pleasant Plains, IL 62677 217.626.1551

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Ashland Office 220 North Niagara Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3936


A-C CENTRAL WINS AT BARRY APPLE FESTIVAL The A-C Central Marching Knights marched with pride down the streets of Barry, IL for their annual Apple Festival on Oct. 3. there was a huge crowd that cheered on the Marching Knights as they presented an award winning performance. The band, under the direction of Kim Webster, was entered in th class B competition.

Members of the A-C Central Band were recently chosen to participate in the Bradley Freshman/Sophomore Honor Band. This annual event is held on the campus of Bradley University in Peoria, IL

Classes for this competition were split by band size. Competitors in the classes were: Class A: Rushville & Liberty Class B: A-C & Highland HS from Elmwood, MO Class C: Mark Twain, Payson Seymour, Pana, Winchester, Canton R-5 WINNERS WERE AS FOLLOWS:

Students are nominated by their band director who completes a resume of student accomplishments. Students were chosen from 43 central Illinois high schools for membership in the 100 member concert band. The chosen students will be attending a rehearsal on the evening of November 10 and all day on November 17 and present a concert that evening in conjunction with the Bradley University Symphonic Winds. The concert will be held in the Dingeldine Center for the Performing Arts beginning at 7:30 PM. Students chosen for this event were: Will Edge – baritone, Kayla Anderson – Clarinet and Lindsey Cole – clarinet. Congratulations to the young musicians on this honor.

Drum Major Competition Class A 1st - Liberty 2nd - Rushville

Class A: Rushville Class B: A-C Central Class C: Payson Seymour

Class B 1st - A-C Central 2nd - Highland

Overall Color Guard Rushville

Class C 1st - Mark Twain 2nd - Pana 3rd - Winchester

Overall Percussion A-C Central Grand Champion A-C Central

Members of the Marching Knights for this performance include: Drum Majors: Lexi Hager, Kayla Houchin, Fallon Devlin; Banner Carriers: Kelsey Handy, Lesa Jennings; Flag Corps: Morgan Holmes, Morgan Wessel, Danielle Bright, Krissy Simmons, Tracy Mitchell, Stacey Eskew, Lauren Pfaffe, April Leinberger, Cali Edwards; Trumpets: Grace Johnson, Kim Yeley, Cassie Shive, Brandon Smith , Joey Petefish; Trombone: Lane Wegs, Joseph Ratliff; Baritones: Phoebe Betters, Will Edge, Nate Mahoney; Bari Sax: Haley Pfaffe; Alto Sax: Jenny Lewis, Drew Hoffman; Clarinet: Victoria Pherigo, Lindsey Allan, Maggie Allen, Kayla Anderson, Dariel GeGroot; Flutes: Amanda Hoffman, Taylor Koch, Faith Widdows, Alli Jacobs, Courtney Bedtka, Sicely Nicholas, Carmen Savage; Percussion: Chad Homer, Zach Parrish, Sarah Pherigo, Carly Abbott, Dylan Armstrong, Alyx Smith, Cody Miller, Kelsey Gardner.

A-C Central FFA Attends Steam Show

Forty-five A-C Central FFA members attended the Prairie Land Steam Show in Jacksonville, Illinois. They enjoyed going through the very muddy corn maze, eating molasses, and learning more about the history of agriculture.

A-C Central FFA Places 2nd in Land Use Evaluation

The A-C Central FFA members Brandon Smith, Teagan Smith, Haley Pfaffe, Morgan Wessel, Sarah Pherigo, Cassie Shive, Olivia Nevitt, Danielle Bright, Kelsey Handy and Nathan Mahoney, shown above, all participated in the 2009 Section 14 Soil Judging contest in Lincoln, Illinois. The team finished 2nd over all and Morgan Wessel placed 4th over all and Kelsey Handy placed 10th over all.


MARCHING KNIGHTS COMPETE AT U OF I The A-C Central Marching Knights competed at the University of Illinois Marching Band Competition on Oct. 17. The music students geared up for the toughest competition of their season. A total of 8 bands were in class C/D competition. The results were as follows: Band 1st: ROWVA, 2nd: A-C, 3rd: Tri-Valley Drum Major 1st: ROWVA, 2nd: A-C, 3rd: Altamont Color Guard 1st: ROWVA, 2nd: A-C, 3rd: Altamont Congrats goes out to all the students who participated!! IT WAS A GREAT DAY!!! Members of the Marching Knights that performed at the U of I include: Banner: Lisa Jennings & Kelsey Gardner; Flags: Morgan Wessel, Morgan Holmes, Danielle Bright, Cali Edwards, Krissy Simmons, Tracy Mitchell, Stacy Eskew, Lauren Pfaffe & April Leinberger; Drum Majors:Lexi Hager, Kayla Houchin & Fallon Devlin; Trumpets:Grace Johnson, Courtney Cave, Kim Yeley, Cassie Shive, Brandon Smith, Grant Kelly & Joey Petefish; Trombones: Joseph Ratliff; Baritone: Phoebe Betters, Will Edge & Nate Mahoney; Baritone Sax: Haley Pfaffe; Tenor Sax: Sammy Petefish; Alto Sax: Drew Hoffman & Jenny Lewis; Clarinet: Victoria Pherigo, Maggie Allen, Lindsey Allan, Kayla Anderson, Lindsey Cole & Dariel Degroot; Flute: Amanda Hoffman, Brit Stribling, Faith Widdows, Carmen Savage, Sicley Nicholas, Ali Jacobs, Courtney Bedtka, Taylor Koch; Percussion: Chad Homer, Zach Parrish, Zach Elder, Cody Miller, Kelsey Gardner, Carly Abbott, Sarah Pherigo, Dylan Armstrong & Alyx S The Knights are under the direction of Kim Webster

Congratulations go out to several members of the A-C Central Band program for being accepted into the Illinois Music Educators Associations’ All-District Festival. Students attended auditions on Oct. 12 and were just recently notified of their acceptance. Students prepared several etudes and were grilled on scales as well as sight-reading. There were over 2000 auditions performed on Columbus Day and the all-district organizations will filled by the students who received the top scores. Those students from the A-C Central Band program were:

(row 1 left to right) Emma Lynn, Shelbi Thornley (row 2 left to right) Grace Johnson, Haley Pfaffe & Heather Gleason

HS Band: Grace Johnson – trumpet & Haley Pfaffe – baritone sax JH Band: Emma Lynn – clarinet & Shelbi Thornley – flute JH Jazz Band: Heather Gleason – piano. The band students will travel to Macomb and the campus of WIU to perform a concert on Nov. 7. and Heather Gleason will be part of the Jazz Festival to be held at Rochester HS on Nov. 21. Congratulations girls – what a great honor!!!!

A-C Central MacMurray Homecoming Parade

October 24, 2009

The HS volleyball team had a Breast Cancer Volley for the Cure night on October 15th.


The A- C Central Ashland campus will be hosting a Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday Nov. 11, 2009 beginning at 8:50 AM in the front of A-C Central High School/Middle School.

Just Another High School Play A-C Central High School will present “Just Another High School Play, on Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gym. A group of actors, who have apparently been abandoned by their drama teacher, have to fend for themselves opening night in front of a live audience. The student assistant director and the stage manager step in, find a box of scripts which they pass out to the cast, and try to throw something together. What follows is a rollicking show full of physical comedy, gags, and satirical re-writings of many plays from Shakespeare to Albee. Cast members are Alyx Smith, Amanda Hoffman, Brandon Smith, Cody Miller, Elizabeth Quick, Faith Widdows, Haley Pfaffe, Kayla Anderson, Kayla Houchin, Kim Yeley, Lexi Hager, Lindsay Allen, Lindsey Cole, Lynzie Pinney, Phoebe Betters, Raya Cloniger, Teagan Smith, and Victoria Pherigo. Directors are Jennifer Lynn Allen and Karen Hoffman.

Teachers from the A-C Central School District purchased a new flag for the front of the school and donated it to the district in memory of Ray McDonald. Ray McDonald, who passed away earlier this fall, was an alumnus of the Ashland School system, resident of Ashland and member and past commander of Ashland VFW Post # 3546. Veterans Day Assembly 11/11/09 8:30 AM Introduction/Speech – Ed Moretto of American Legion Post 0498 Donation/Dedication of American flag by Kim Webster, representative of A-C Central teaching staff to Brian McDonald & Jeanne McDonald Flag raising by Brian & Jeanne McDonald Firing squad – 21 gun salute – VFW Post 3546 and American Legion Post 0498 Pledge of Allegiance by congregation Singing of the National Anthem by Amanda Hoffman Dismissal comments by Wayne Mollohan, VFW Post Chaplain The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Junctions 123 & 125 Ashland, Illinois 62612

Since January 1960, we have been here to serve you through rain, snow, floods, and changing times. Stop in often for everything from artichoke hearts to zucchini in cans. From aspirin to motor oil, we have it including needles and thread! WE WILL BE HERE THIS WINTER ALSO!


Share your Holiday Greetings with your business or family’s name in our December Scoop issue. “THE REBIRTH OF CLAYVILLE” The Pleasant Plains Historical Society 2009 Winter Fundraiser will be at the regular monthly meeting, Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 7:00 pm in the Community Building. Donations of $5.00, gets a raffle ticket for a chance to win several donated prizes. For $5.00, a maximum of 2 lines will be listed in the following format: BUSINESS NAME or FAMILY NAME HOLIDAY GREETING

These will be placed randomly around this holiday picture, on a full sheet of our scoop.

Area WWII veterans, Gordon Smedley and Pat Devlin recently toured the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. as a part of a group of 35 WWII veterans from Illinois. The veterans were flown, free of charge thanks to the Lincoln Land Honor Flights, Inc., a national organization dedicated to getting WWII veterans to the WWII Memorial. The veterans were greeted at the memorial by Senator Bob Dole, Congressman John Shimkus, and Congressman Aaron Schock. The veterans also toured the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam Wall, and a bus tour of the Washington D.C. area. During the travels in Washington D.C . Area, the veterans were often greeted with standing ovations and cheers from citizens at the airports and at the memorials. On the plane ride home the veterans received a “mail call” that consisted of letters from family members thanking them for their dedicated service to their country. “It was an emotional experience”, according to Gary Leming, an Ashland resident who served as a volunteer guardian for the two area veterans. Bill Quinley, a former Ashland resident, who now resides in Springfield,, and Dick Dickerson of Ashland, also made the tour.

For more information or tickets call Judy Reiser at 473-7896 or Pat Sabo at 415-0900. Also available for sale are t-shirts, crew-neck sweatshirts, and hoodie pull-overs.


Uncle Tykie’s DOWN HOME GRILL, WHERE EVERYONE IS FAMILY

NEW Daily Specials Monday All you can eat Spaghetti with garlic bread and served with a side salad $7.95 Tuesday Mexican Night, Uncle Tykie will have a special Menu available for the Tuesday Night Mexican Feast Wednesday Chicken Gizzard and or Livers, served with mashed potatoes w/gravy and our Daily Vegetable $6.95 Thursday ALL YOU CAN EAT Fried Chicken, served with mashed potatoes w/gravy and our Daily Vegetable $7.95 Friday Whole Catfish or Buffalo dinner, served with bread onion, Coleslaw and Baked Beans $6.95 Saturday Steak Night, a Prime cut 14oz. NY Strip, served w/a side salad, your choice of potato and today’s veggie. $16.95 Or Frog Legs served with Baked Beans, Fries and a Side Salad $7.95 Sunday Italian Beef Sandwich, served with Fries $6.25 Or Fried Chicken Dinner, w/ mashed potatoes w/gravy and veggie 2 piece $5.95 3piece $6.95

For Take Out call 217-476-3463

We also have some new Menu Items Sirloin tips Diablo Burger Frog Legs Fried Pickles BBQ Nachos Chicken Fried Steak The “YOU” Name it Burger’s new Name is the “Seth Hall” Burger…10 Patties and 2 ½pounds of fries. Think you can beat that, then come on in and try.

Uncle Tykie’s Frequent Dinners Card

Get 10 punches and your 11th dinner up to a $10.95 value is on me

1 Punch per visit

NewMenu Menu and and Daily New DailySpecials, Specials, Starting November November 1st Starting 1st

November 2009 - Ashland Scoop  

November 2009 Edition of the Ashland Scoop - Ashland, Illinois

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