The Scoop Newsletter
October 2013 Volume 7 - Issue 10
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A-C Central FFA Labor Auction 405 West Washington St. Ashland, IL $75,000 Solid 3BR 2BA ranch with over 1500 sq.ft.! Home is situated on a nice corner lot offering a large living room with a wood burning fireplace, formal dining room with built in corner cabinets, breakfast bar overlooking the family room with a sliding glass door exiting to the patio and a partial unfinished basement. The 2.5 car garage is attached making it convenient. Beautiful wood trim throughout. Laundry could be in basement or kitchen. A few updates will go a long way. Home warranty offered! Please keep the buyer’s needs box. Dawn Stremsterfer Realtor®, Broker Associate
Office: 217-787-7215 Direct: 217-741-1865 2475 West Monroe Springfield, IL 62704 (cell) 217-741-1865
BUYER NEEDS… Buyer A: $≤100,000, Springfield, garage and basement Buyer B: $≤200,000 ≥2 acres, Pleasant Plains School District. Buyer C: $≤50,000, Springfield, ≥ 2BR, ≥1000 sq. ft. Buyer D: $≤115,000 Ashland, 3BR, w/large garage Buyer E: $≤400,000 w/acreage in Cass, Sangamon or Menard County. ≥4BR, ≥2BA Buyer F: $≤120,000 Springfield, 3BR (large master preferred), ≥2BA, garage. Buyer G: $≤150,000 Ashland, 3BR, w/basement Call if you would consider selling a home that meets the above criteria!
When: Oct. 2nd Where: A-C High School Cafeteria Time: A-C FFA Alumni is hosting a fundraising dinner for their organization at 6 p.m. Labor Auction will start at 7 p.m. The A-C Central will be hosting their annual labor auction for the community. Many of our members will be auctioned off to help raise money for our club. We are excited to be able to help our community and help support our organization. 420 W. EDITOR ST ASHLAND, IL Price Reduced $75,000 Motivated Seller Large home to raise a family, located in a small community. Abundance of character greets you as you walk on the large wrap around porch and enter the foyer. Massive living room with brick wood burning fireplace. Huge formal dining room with fireplace. Home needs some updating but with some work, it could be quite a showcase. Newer roof, siding and hot water heater. Call Kendra for a showing!
firstname.lastname@example.org Kendra Swain Realtor Office: 217-245-9613 Direct: 217-248-5665 Home: 217-243-7183 Fax: 217-243-7183
1046 West Morton Jacksonville, IL 62650
CHURCH DIRECTORY BEREA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Minister Edward J.Moretto email@example.com www.bereachristianchurch.com Sunday Christian Education Hour - 9:30 pm Sunday Worship - 10:30 am Wednesday Eve. Prayer Mtg. - 7:00 pm We’re Open On Sunday!! CHURCH OF CHRIST Minister Jimmy Coyle 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 ASHLAND COMMUNITY ECUMENICAL BIBLE STUDY Tuesday Eve. Baptist Church Hall - 7 - 8:30 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. Pam Hoffman 476.8858 www.ashlandunitedmethodist.com Sunday Worship - 8:45 am Sunday School - 10:00 am NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH, s.b.c. Pastor Darin Peterson Ph. 217-675-2124 www.newbeginningschristianfellowship.net Sunday School for all ages @ 9:15-10:15 am Worship Service @ 10:30 am YOUTH4TRUTH Monday evening @ 6:30 pm Saturday’s Men’s Prayer Breakfast @ 8:00 am
Ashland Woman's Club Thanks to all the ladies who purchased Pampered Chef products at the recent Woman's Club fundraiser. If not already picked up, Items will be available at the October 1 meeting. This was a good fundraiser for the club. Besides the money received from the company, Rita Brooks, the consultant, did not accept her program fee. These monies will be used for donations the club makes within the Ashland community
A Trio from the state of Georgia Known as the Gospelaires will be performing at The United Methodist Church on October 12th, 2013 at 7 pm. The lady in the group is the daughter of Grace Barnes, of Ashland.
The Pleasant Plains Community Club will host the Fall Card Party on Thursday, October 17 from 11am – 3pm. Call Patty at 626-1623 to reserve your table. Bring your friends and your favorite game or cards for a fun filled afternoon. Good fellowship, good times. The Pleasant Plains Community Building is located next to the Village Hall, across from the park in Pleasant Plains.
Trick-or-treating hours will be 5:00pm to 8:00pm on October 30th & 31st. If you would like to receive trick-or-treaters, please turn on your porch lights. Sealed bids are being accepted for a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria. 110,800 miles. All bids are to be submitted to the Village office by 4:00pm on October 8, 2013. We reserve the right to refuse any or all bids. Vehicle is sold as is. Yearly dog tag renewals were due on October 1, 2013 and are $5.00 per dog. For those needing to register dogs for the first time, the cost is $7.50 per dog. Not registering your dog or renewing your current tag will subject you to a fine. If you are in possession of a stray dog, please call the county sheriffâ€™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. Fall brush pick-up will be on Monday, October 14th.
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: Ashland@casscomm.com Facebook: Village of Ashland
Village of Ashland Board Members & Staff:
Terry Blakeman, Mayor Jim Birdsell, Chief of Police Ron Cave, Public Works Director Phyllis Sutphin, Village Treasurer Vanessa Doellman, Village Clerk Kitty Mau, Deputy Clerk
Kelly Sutphin-Gutmann, Trustee Fadra Birdsell, Trustee Stan Fulton, Trustee Greg Pettit, Trustee Frank Wallace, Trustee Dave Troxell, Trustee
The Porta/A-C Central Lady Jays Volleyball team got 2nd place at the North Fulton Tournament. Brittany Smith and Kaycee Turasky made the All Tournament Team. The matches for the day went as follows: North Fulton def Porta/A-C 15-25, 17-25. Porta/AC def Farmington 25-9, 25-10. Porta/A-C def Canton 25-18, 25-16.
Open House at the Cass County Food Pantry
The Cass County Food Pantry is hosting an Open House at our NEW locations, 210 S. Main Street, Virginia, IL. This is located just across the street south from our old building. Join us on Saturday, October 12th, from 10 am to 2 pm. We will be serving cookies and punch, and giving tours of our new facility.
Casey’s Helps the Cass County Food Pantry
Pictured are team members: Front: Kaycee Turasky, Ashleigh Smith, Sidney Donnan, Kirby Cowman. Back: Coach Alexis Henry, Brittany Smith, Briley Eilers, Gretchen Throgmorton, Quinlan Mahoney, and Hallie Greer.
On Thursday, October 17th from 10 am to 4 pm there will be area volunteers, and employees from Casey’s and West Central Bank pumping gas and washing windshields at the Ashland Casey’s Convenience Store located at 103 E. Washington Street. Tips from the first annual “Pumping Gas for Tips” day will help fill the shelves at the Cass county Food Pantry. You are invited to stop in, buy some gas, get your windshield washed, and help the food pantry on Thursday, October 17th.
CLIFTON “GROUCH” ENGLISH Clifton “Grouch” English, 69, of rural Havana, IL and formerly of Ashland, IL died Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at his residence. He was born November 19, 1943 in Centertown, KY, the son of Bloomer and Edna Lewis English. He married Elaine Jones. He is survived by two children, Dana Spengler of Havana and Lonnie English (wife, Marni) of Ashland; six grandchildren; 2 great granddaughters; a sister, Faye; four brothers, Frank, James, Oscar and Clayton; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Denny; and his beloved dog, BJ. “Grouch” served with the US Army from 1966-1968. He owned and operated a CB radio shop in Ashland prior to joining Coca-Cola Bottlers in Springfield where he was employed for 22 years. He later owned and operated the Country Gas Station in Ashland before relocating to Fairbanks, Alaska where he worked with United Van Lines for several years prior to his retirement. He was a member of several Masonic organizations including the Ansar Shrine and their parade unit, “The Jeepsters”. He was a member of Teamsters Local 916 in Springfield and was formerly active with the Ashland Jaycees. An adventurer at heart, “Grouch” dreamed of owning and living on a houseboat and accomplished that feat for two years in St. Charles, MO. He enjoyed flying and owned his own ultralight aircraft. A lover of nature, “Grouch” enjoyed travel experiences, fishing, camping, and bluegrass music. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services and military honors was held 11:00 am Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Ashland.
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October 25th, 2013 Pere Marquette Mystery Dinner $95.00 per person (final payment for this trip is October 14th)
A Full Service Bank 400 E. Buchanan St. P.O. Box 467 Ashland, IL 62612-0467 PH. 217.476.3325 FX. 217.476.3342
A-C Central High School and Eldridge Plays will be presenting No Signs of Intelligent Life November 8 and 9 at 7pm at the high school. This comedy by Bryan Starchman examines awkward human habits from the perspective of aliens that are living among us. If you think youâ€™ve suffered too many awkward moments or been in the dark in conversations, just think how poor, innocent aliens feel! Hungry to fit in, they do and say things that we humans aren't allowed to. Join in the laughter as these extraterrestrials meet all kinds of humans -- teenagers, rednecks, survivalists and the most enigmatic, tech support nerds. Will these hapless aliens be able to figure out the daily rituals of dating, gossiping at the water cooler, camping, or even fixing our computers? The aliens have the knowledge to increase food production, create alternative energies, and achieve world peace. Are Earthlings the intelligent life they seek to bestow these gifts? More important, could Earthlings help the aliens get home again?!
10/12 and 13 Haunted House 10/19 and 20 Haunted House 10/26 and 27 Haunted House 11/19 PP Historical Society Meeting 7:00 p.m. 12/1 Wine Testing Event 12/7 Clayville Christmas
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608 W. Franklin Ashland, IL 62612
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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.
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TRUNK ‘OR’ TREAT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IS SPONSORING A TRUNK OR TREAT NIGHT WHERE YOU CAN COME AND HAVE A SAFE FUN NIGHT FOR YOUR CHILDREN
CAR TRUNKS FULL OF GOODIES TO GIVE
FUN GAMES TO PLAY POPCORN AND KOOL-AID OCTOBER 30, 2013 5 TO 7 P.M. ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, ASHLAND, IL.
108 W. Editor Street Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3354 Jeffrey A. Donnan - Kay Handy Ora Lee Campbell - Kristen Arthalony
Other Locations: 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
SR. SAINTS… Sr. Saints are having a wiener roast October 13th at 4:30 pm at Nancy Klein’s house. Bring a covered dish and a 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. LADIES PRAYER BREAKFAST… No September Breakfast. Next one will be October 6th, at St. Augustine’s Hall.
DUPLEX APPARTMENT FOR RENT 604 S. Sylvan, duplex for rent. 1-bedroom, updated. $475 per month. No Pets. OR buy entire duplex for $300 per month. Call Julie or Donn at 217-652-1449 for details.
RPA Farmers Co-op Email us: RPAFARMERS@CASSCOMM.COM Richland 3090 Richland Elev. Rd. Pleasant Plains, IL 62677
300 N. Washington Pleasant Plains, IL 62677
220 North Niagara Ashland, IL 62612
October Anniversaries 06 - Bill & Helen Blair 16 - Bill & Wanda Schutz 21 - John & Eleanor Cosner 22 - Dustin & Kristen Fulton 22 - 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 28 Todd Wallbaum 29 Phoebe Betters 30 Riley Gilbreth 31 Bailey & Sydney Wallbaum 31 Bill Schutz, Sr. 31 Edgar Robinson Jr.
Prentice Farmers Elevator 2303 Elevator Avenue Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3516 or 1.800.255.8659 email@example.com prenticeelevator.com James R. Blakeman, Manager 4 locations to serve you: Prentice, Philadelphia, Strawns Crossing, and Tallula.
Dealers in Grain, Seed and Kent Feeds.
ASHLAND WOMAN'S CLUB WOMEN OF THE ASHLAND COMMUNITY & SURROUNDING AREA Are you bored? Are you looking for a little fun? Are you in need of some intellectual stimulation in your life? Join the Ashland Woman's Club The club meets the first Tuesday of every month (September to May), 1:30 p.m., First Baptist Church hall. A cultural program is followed by light refreshments. Membership is only $10 for the year. The club was organized in 1898, provides scholarships to area students and supports many local organizations and charities. The ladies play bridge and pinochle throughout the year.
New Construction Remodeling Gutters
Some of the upcoming programs will be: October 1 The Tin Man - Graham Curtis November 5 Harvest Luncheon - Noon (reservations required) December 3 Winter Olympics February 4 Your Health - Cass County Public Health Educator & Nurse May 6 Spring Luncheon - Noon (reservations required) The first meeting of the upcoming year will be September 3, 2013. Please plan to attend. Contact Judy Mills 476-3469 if you have questions.
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Remodel Kitchen & Baths Replace Roof & Room Additions
by Kris Gardner
A-C CENTRAL SCHOOL CALENDAR OCTOBER 11 NO SCHOOL - Teacher’s Institute OCTOBER 14 NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day OCTOBER 18 End of 1st Quarter—Early Dismissal, 1:45 / 1:50 (Elementary), 2:11 (Middle School / High School)
OCTOBER 24 Early Dismissal, 1:45 / 1:50 (Elementary), 2:11 (Middle School / High School) Parent / Teacher Conferences OCTOBER 25 NO SCHOOL - Parent / Teacher Conferences
Large Number of Citizens Sign School Consolidation Petition In a single week of gathering petitions, supporters of the A-C Central and PORTA school consolidation gathered six times the number of signatures necessary to put the proposal on the March 18, 2014 ballot. State law requires that a minimum of fifty voters in each district sign the petition. The Committee of Ten representing both school districts had hoped to submit double the required number; instead their supporters gathered 231 signatures of registered voters in the A-C Central School District and 403 signatures of PORTA voters. One of the petition circulators was Rich Edwards, an interested Ashland resident and school consolidation supporter. He collected signatures in Ashland and said, “Consolidation is a ‘no brainer’. It will help our kids, save money and cut taxes. I like all three.” Committee of Ten member Laura Richard of Chandlerville was elated with the support for the petition, “My friends and I talked to our neighbors and got the necessary signatures after a few hours of knocking on doors. Most people agree consolidation needs to be on the ballot.” Kevin Thomas from Oakford is a PORTA representative on the Committee of Ten. He circulated the petition and found that people were happy to sign the petition in order to get the issue on the ballot. “I think most people understand that a larger consolidated school would offer students far more academic programs than either of our individual school districts does today. Consolidation would be more efficient and save money.” On September 4, the Committee of Ten voted 10-0 to petition the Regional Superintendent of Schools to place the consolidation question on the ballot. Because the A-C Central School Board has refused to meet with the Committee of Ten and not agreed to put the question before the voters, the law requires that fifty signatures must be gathered from both school districts. The petition, along with 634 signatures, was submitted to Regional Superintendent Jean Anderson on Monday, September 16. The petition must be approved by the Regional Superintendent and the State Board of Education for it to be put on the March 18, 2014 ballot. A-C Central has about 450 students and PORTA has 1050. If consolidation is approved by voters in both school districts, the new consolidated district would be formed on July 1, 2015.
Photo Caption The photo above shows Laura Richard of Chandlerville and Kevin Thomas of Oakford who helped circulate petitions last week to put the school consolidation issue on the ballot. With the necessary number of signatures, supporters hope voters will have the opportunity to vote next March on the proposed consolidation of the A-C Central and PORTA school districts. Supporters gathered six times the number of signatures required for the petition.
WEST CENTRAL BANK EARNS 5-STAR RATING West Central Bank of Ashland, is recognized as one of the strongest banks in the nation by BAUER-FINANCIAL, Coral Gables, Florida, the nationâ€™s leading bank rating and research firm. West Central Bank has earned its highest rating of 5-Stars for the most recent 26 quarters. The latest rating indicates that West Central Bank significantly exceeds all federal capital requirements and maintains a low level of delinquent loans among other benchmarks.
A-C Central marching knights marched in the Beardstown Fall Festival parade Saturday September 27 bringing home a first place trophy in their division. The drum major award was also won by AC again this year. This award is in memory of Diane Hoagland and is presented by her family.
West Central Bank was established in 1933 and has been committed to providing the best of banking to its community for 80 years. It currently has six convenient locations, four fullservice and two with limited services. West Central Bank (www.westcentralbank.com) is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.
The marching knights began the year at the Petersburg Fall harvest parade on Saturday September 20. They also participated in the Rushville Smiles Day Parade and received a second place trophy. BLACK & WHITE COPIES - 10 CENTS EACH COLOR COPIES - 30 CENTS EACH
NEALâ€™S BARBER SHOP Ashland, IL 62612 217.741.3874 Tuesday - Friday: 7:30 am - 1:00pm Closed: Saturday, Sunday & Monday