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Board offers support for local youth club by bOb CROSSEN Calhoun News-Herald

Snyders celebrate anniversary. See page A9

MARCH 5, 2014

The Hardin Village Board of Trustees acknowledged the need to establish a local youth club and offered its moral support. During a regular meeting March 3, Dick Lieber presented the idea to the board at the request of Mayor Phil Gress. Lieber said the idea came about during a book club meeting. “From what I can tell, there’s a glaring need for a place for our youth to be able to congregate after school,” Lieber said. “The town could really use something like this. It would be great to have a place for our kids.” He said the youth club would be geared more toward the high school students. Prior to the meeting, Lieber

received word the Presbyterian Church would sponsor the effort and provide a space – the church’s basement – for the teens to meet to play games or hang out. He said he would like to have a pool table, ping pong table and possibly foosball for adolescents at the club. Additionally, the club would aim to provide them with wifi and an area to study, and perhaps even have space for musicians to practice, he added. Midge Parkinson said the basement of the church would be a good place to locate the club. “I’ve been thinking about getting something started in the basement of our church because we don’t use it, and it has an outside entrance,” Parkinson said. Lieber said the club will need financial support, noting an outside agency would be best so donors can

write financial contributions off on their taxes. Hardin board member Robert Lorsbach suggested speak-

“The town could really  use something like  this. It would be great  to have a place for our  kids.”

Dick Lieber Batchtown resident ing with the Lions Club, an international organization with nonprofit status, for help, and Lieber said the church may be sufficient, as well. Lieber said Hardin is the best place to start the youth club due to the population density in the vil-

lage, and said he would be seeking volunteers to help out at the club. “We’re not certain of success, but we want to get it started,” Lieber said. Additionally, the board reviewed grant funding it received to renovate its water system. During the last regular meeting, the board announced it received a $150,000 engineering grant for its water system and would be applying for a $500,000 construction grant, as well. Adam Vecellio, Bartlett and West representative, said he attended a meeting in Springfield where he learned a great deal about the grant and how to apply. The village must approve to advertise for grant writing and engineering as the first step in the grant application process. Additionally, he said an environmental review of the project must

be completed before the design of the work can be done. He said full clearance is issued through the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The board approved to advertise for the grant writing process and engineering services – the two may come from the same entity or separately – and will select the winning bid during its next meeting. When discussing the treasurer’s report, board member Dave Hurley asked about the status of water bill delinquencies, which had been a major issue last year. Village Clerk Danielle Hurley said there are still some delinquencies, and the board agreed to address the issue during its next regular meeting in April. In other business, the board approved the minutes of the previous meeting and the bills.


Ferries close due to ice… again

Preparing for Girl Scout Week. See page A6


CHS students compete in Olympiad. See page b4


Bob Crossen/Calhoun News-Herald

Bowling provides BAC support

Riley Caselton launches a bowling ball down the alley at Tri County Bowl in Jerseyville March 1 during a Brussels Athletic Club  fundraiser. Despite worries about inclement weather and heavy snow, the bowling alley was packed with athletic club supporters Saturday.

Warriors win regional title. See page b10


Spring forward this weekend.


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by bOb CROSSEN Calhoun News-Herald Though the area was not slammed by expected heavy snowfall last weekend, ferries in Kampsville, Brussels and Golden Eagle closed due to ice. Until Feb. 25, the Kampsville and Brussels ferries – both operated by the Illinois Department of Transportation – had not been open for travelers since the beginning of the year, marking a nearly two-month closure. The Brussels ferry closed Feb. 27 and the Kampsville ferry lasted until March 2 before closing again due to ice. The ferries were expected to open near the end of January, but as frigid temperatures continued to freeze the waterways surrounding the county, IDOT delayed returning to full operational capacity for safety reasons. The ferries are not built

to break through ice, and if the docking mechanism on the barge carrying traffic cannot lay flush with the landing, traffic runs the risk of being trapped on the boat. The Golden Eagle Ferry – operated by the Calhoun Ferry Company – opened early last week, but closed again due to ice March 2. Because of the closure, the ferry company opened the Winfield Ferry to carry traffic across the river into Missouri. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation website as of 9 a.m. March 4, there were no dates set for the reopening of the ferries. For future updates about the IDOT-operated ferries, visit road/roadClosures. htm. To keep up-to-date with the Calhoun Ferry Companies closures, search “Calhoun Ferry Company” on Facebook.

Assessor seeking board of review members, farmland committee members by bOb CROSSEN Calhoun News-Herald The Calhoun County supervisor of assessments is seeking local people to fill the county’s board of review as outsourcing of the board has slowed down the assessment process. Due to the delay in the assessment process, the county’s total equalized assessed value (EAV) – the taxable value of property within the county – has not been finalized. Without a final EAV, piecing together a preliminary budget becomes difficult, further slowing county business. The Calhoun County Commissioners were unable to finalize a budget prior to the beginning of the fiscal year in the past two years, though not at the

fault of assessments. Pat Langland, supervisor of assessments, said all other counties are performing their board of review, using members the county would otherwise call upon to complete the task. “We could have been done with board of review a month ago, but everybody else is in board of review and they’re using their members,” Langland said. “Since we have to go outside of the county to get a board of review member, I’m on hold until everybody else gets done, now which is frustrating.” The board of review is a liaison between the property tax payers and the assessment office. Individuals can bring their cases to the board of review explaining why they believe an assessment is not accurate and

the board will make a judgment siding with either the taxpayer or the assessor. Members of the board of review are required to pass a state administered test. In township counties, members must pass the test within a year of taking a seat on the board of review appointed by the county board, but in commission counties the test must be passed prior to taking the appointment. The state offers a free class in Springfield at the end of which the participants may take the required test. The class is administered over the course of two days with the final half-day making up the test day. Langland said members of the community have already prepared to take the test in April, and encour-

aged other interested parties to sign up through the Illinois Department of Revenue website. In addition to the board of review, Langland said she will be forming a farmland committee in the near future, and seeks the help of at least three local farmers to head the committee. The committee will meet one afternoon each year to oversee the value of farmland in the county. Langland said the farmers will review the production bulletin in a meeting open to the public. Interested farmers may contact Langland or a county commissioner to fill a seat on the committee. Though the board of review has slowed down the assessment process, Langland said it has not slowed down the work of her office.

Throughout March, Langland said her office will use a county highway department vehicle to inspect properties in the northern quadrant of the county as part of a quadrennial review, an on-site assessment of county properties to be conducted once every four years. “We’re not going to wait for the board of review to finish. We’re going to go ahead and start with the quadrennial,” Langland said. “I’m trying to shift the cycle to where it should be.” Langland said those with questions about their property’s assessment may visit her office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Langland is also available by appointment after business hours, and the office may be contacted by calling 618-576-8041.

Circuit judge only locally contested primary by bOb CROSSEN Calhoun News-Herald Calhoun residents will decide who will fill the vacant seat of the Hon. Judge Richard Greenlief during the primary election March 18. The chief justice of the eighth judicial district announced his retirement last August, noting he will step down from his seat at the conclusion of the Nov. 2 election. Democrat Charles H.W. Burch announced he would seek election as the eighth judicial circuit judge two weeks after Greenlief’s retirement announcement, and was the first to announce his candidacy. The son of Charlie Burch, who held the office of Calhoun County state’s attorney for 36 years, Charles H.W. Burch is the attorney for the village of Kampsville, village of Hardin, Brussels Unit 42 School District and Calhoun Community Unit School District 40. He has served as the assistant state’s attorney in Pike County, in addition to advising the Hardin Fire Protection District and the Richwoods Fire Protection District. Burch provides legal counsel to the South County Library District, and has practiced in nearly every county in the 8th

judicial district. Opposing him in the primary election on the Democratic ticket is Tammy Evans, a Carrollton native whose mother, Rosemary (Becker) Evans, grew up in Calhoun County. Evans has worked in a courtroom for the past 13 years handling caseloads for the office of public guardians in Chicago. She has clerked with the attorney general, along with other law offices. Working initially with juvenile cases and eventually stepping into adult guardianship, Evans has worked in financial recovery as well as a litigation unit investigating financial exploitation, prosecuting those who take advantage of the elderly and their money. As for state officeholders, the gubernatorial race in the primary is the largest Republican contest on the primary ballot. Bill Brady and running mate Maria Rodriguez, Dan Rutherford and running mate Steve Kim, Kirk W. Dillard and running mate Jil Tracy, and Bruce Rauner along with running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti are all running on the Republican ticket. On the Democratic ticket for governor, incumbent Pat Quinn and his running mate Paul (See, circuit judge, A2)

Almost spring cleaning

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Don Funk rinses down his car after a wash Monday afternoon in Hardin. Snow fluttered  into the area Sunday, though it didn't reach the depths originally projected. Temperatures  are  expected  to  rise  throughout  the  week,  reaching  mid-40s  by  Friday,  according  to C





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County continues pursuit of revised courthouse plan By BOB CROSSEN Calhoun News-Herald The Calhoun County Commissioners could have an answer later this week on how the courthouse project will move forward in the wake of an alternative plan for the building. Commissioner chairman Doug Wilschetz said State’s Attorney Richard Ringhausen and Judge Richard Greenlief plan to meet with Delford Richter’s attorney in person to present the architect’s designs and budget for the proposed plan. It was not clear at press time when the meeting will take place. During a commissioner meeting Feb. 18, Tim Smith, president of Evan Lloyd Associates, said his firm revised the plans it originally submitted to the commissioners last fall with the help of owner’s representative, Bernie Loft. The new plan would renovate the first floor of the building rather than the second floor as originally

planned by the Springfield architect firm designing the courthouse. With the first floor renovations complete, nine county employees would be moved into the building where they will conduct their regular government office business. Wilschetz said the new plan would be the way to best use a $1 million donation made to the county last July by Richter. Richter made the donation under the stipulation the new courthouse be named after his father, Marvin Richter, an influential figure in the agriculture community. However, Richter requested in the donation agreement to the county the courtroom be completed first in the project. Before approving the new plan which would not complete the courtroom first, Wilschetz said he would like Richter’s permission. “This is the best way to go about getting there,” Wilschetz said. “We think if he sees that and hears that, he’ll tell us to go ahead, but we’ll have to wait and see.” The original plan would have

shored up the building’s structure and installed heating, ventilation and air conditioning, but no county offices would be moved into the building as interior work would still be needed. Wilschetz expressed reservations about the original plan last year because the county would be paying for heating and air conditioning in an unoccupied building until it has the funds to complete the next phase of the project. The revised plan installs the heating, ventilation and air conditioning and would include structural improvements recommended by a structural engineer last October. The building would have new windows installed, as well. The new plan allows for the finishing of offices with a cost-saving measure. Originally, the addition to the east side of the building located to the south was to be torn down and a new addition built in its place. That new addition would eventually house the elevator to the second floor, a staircase and a rest-


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room. The new plan knocks that structure down, but delays the construction until a later date, saving approximately $220,000, according to an estimate sheet presented by ELA last November. Upon Richter’s approval, the commissioners will move forward with the revision by paying the architect and seeking bids for construction estimated at $900,000. Architect fees are approximately $81,000, keeping the cost of the plan under the $1 million budget. Wilschetz said he is hopeful the revised plan will get approval from Richter. “We’re really committing to the building,” Wilschetz said. “We think once Delford gets all the information, he’s going to think it’s a good idea.” If Richter prefers to follow the original course of action, Wilschetz said the commissioners would find a way to use the donation most wisely in pursuit of completing the new courthouse. The commissioners will hold a regular meeting Thursday at 6 p.m.

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TO THE EDITOR: I am a retired Regional Superintendent of Schools for Christian and Montgomery counties. For many years, I had the opportunity to observe and work alongside Regional Superintendent Larry Pfeiffer. Our relationship was always constructive and positive. Larry exhibited a high level of professionalism and worked with my office on many occasions to improve educational programming and opportunities for the children, the taxpayers, and the school districts of his four-county region. I urge voters to nominate and re-elect Larry Pfeiffer as Regional Superintendent of Schools for Macoupin, Jersey, Greene and Calhoun counties. GREG SPRINGER Hillsboro, Ill.

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provide news each week, Err on the even when side of very little is Crossen going on. I’ve worked BY BOB darn hard to be CROSSEN proud of this newspaper and what I’ve accomplished in the two years that I’ve spent here. But without Barb, it would not have been what it is today. It is with a heavy heart that I say “Thank you” to her. You will be missed, Barb, by more than just this young reporter still carving his path in the journalism world. Bob Crossen is a general assignment reporter for Campbell Publications.


Circuit Judge (Continued from A1) Vallas square off with Tio Hardiman and Brunell Donald for a spot on the November ballot. For U.S. Senator, two Republicans are fighting to get their name on the November ballot: James D. “Jim” Oberweis and Douglas Lee Truax. Dick Durbin is running uncontested on the Democratic ticket in the primary. Running for U.S. Representative are six individuals split evenly into

contests for both parties. In the contested Democratic primary race, Ann E. Callis, George Gollin and David L. Green battle for a future in November. Incumbent Rodney Davis sees his chances contested by Michael Firsching and Erika Harold looking to take his spot as the Republican nominee. Republicans also hold a contested primary for state treasurer with Tom Gross and Bob Grogan seeking a spot on the November ballot.


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to Calhoun, and by far the most influential. She was the voice of Calhoun residents and gave me perspective on issues facing a county, the population of which is around the size of the high school from which I graduated years ago. Coming from a relatively large city, I found it hard to relate to the area, but Barb was a voice that gave me the perspective I needed. Barb and I didn’t always agree with the direction things were going in the community, but we had a mutual respect for our opinions which made each other stronger. And honestly, I was the one who grew most in strength because Barb has always been a fighter. She passed on that strength of spirit and resolve to those around her as is evident by my effort to

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It was exciting and as a fresh employee, I was an anxious, fledgling reporter. She took me under her wing. I was told before I started that it would be difficult to get my foot in the door with Calhoun residents because they are protective of their county and way of life. But acting as a gatekeeper, Barb left the door to the county ajar for me – just a sliver – allowing me to slip in and carve my own way into the community of which I’ve now become protective. If I didn’t have enough stories to cover the news pages in a given week, Barb was there with several ideas, and she had pictures to fill other space when the news was just too slow. She had my back. She was my first connection


I had wanted to print this last week, but the news caught up with me, tangling my time as it normally does. It pained me that I got so caught up in my work that I couldn’t write down some words of gratitude for a woman who built up the foundation of my early career here in Calhoun County. I was still swirling with the words I wanted to say Tuesday as my deadline passed, and I lacked the needed time to piece those words together coherently. As the longest tenured employee working for the Calhoun NewsHerald, Barb Kiel gave me the low down on all things happening in the county – including the rumors and conspiracy theories – and the lay of the land in the company.

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Hardin, Illinois


by Carol Sue Carnes ■ 883-2333

seen for quite some time. Many thanks Glenda for hosting the party and for the delicious red velvet cake and coffee afterwards. Bernie Snyders of Golden Eagle is presently recovering from back surgery he undergone recently at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He is most thankful for all the calls, visits, get well cards, etc. he has received since his surgery. You are in our thoughts and prayers Bernie for a very speedy recovery. Last Monday evening I accompanied Barb Pohlman to the home of Terri (Snyders) Rexing in Grafton for a cooking demonstration of the Pampered Chef Deep Covered Baker. Terri prepared a delicious meal of chicken parmesan soup, baked chicken, zucchini linguine, macaroni and cheese, loaves of Artisan bread and even brownies for dessert using this stoneware dish. Others attending from Calhoun were Molly Halemeyer, Joyce Simon, Andrea Pohlman, Jane Mager, Denise and Cheyenne Brundies, Gertie Snyders and Rose Stumpf (who helped with the food preparation). Many thanks Terri for a very informative evening, as well as a great dinner. Many Calhoun residents attended the visitation on Wednesday night and the funeral on Thursday morning of Betty (Coughlin) Long at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Betty was a daughter of the late Martin and Clara (Ritchey) Coughlin of Batchtown. Thoughts and prayers are with her husband of 59 years, Morris Long, and their three daughters and son-

in-law Vali Johnisee of Maryville, Sandy Long of Jacksonville and Monica and Rodney Schmeider of Jerseyville and their families. Betty was preceded in death by a son-inlaw Terry Johnisee; three brothers, Henry, Harry and Walter Coughlin and two sisters Geraldine Smith and Audrey Hug. Birthday greetings this week to Marcia Hattemar, Tori Engle, Brayden Meeker, Adalynn LaMarsh, Shirley Schulze, Nick Seimer, Greg Halemeyer, Ati Ankney, Colton Snyders, Dylan Kamp, Hudson Roth, Matt Kuhn, Becky Weigel, Travis Kamp, Charlie Kuhn, Joan Titus, Allison Nolle, Pennie Pohlman, Courtney Nolle, Gene Wieneke and all others celebrating their natal day this week. Happy Anniversary to my daughter and son-in-law Shelly and Dennis Scherer, also Jim and Carol Kiel, Chad and Melissa Nolte, Gene and Paula Wieneke, Keith & Becky Baecht, and all other couples celebrating a wedding anniversary this week. Don’t forget the Calhoun Entertainment Co. will be presenting a benefit performance of their Jamboree this coming Saturday, March 8, beginning at 7 PM. Proceeds are to help one of their members, Alicia Weishaupt Ufer, who is presently undergoing treatment at Barnes Hospital. Tickets are available from Sarah Kinder (883-2089) or contact Jerry Sievers (576-9237). Concessions will be available; there will also be a 50/50 drawing and a quilt raffle.

Congratulations to Drew Eilerman and Mariah Bizallion who were wed on Saturday afternoon at St. John Catholic Church in Carrollton. A reception and dance followed at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Drew is the son of Dan and Stacy Eilerman of Carrollton and Mariah the daughter of Dan and Donna Bizallion of Hardin. Drew’s grandparents are Fred and Sue Pohlman of Golden Eagle and Betty (and the late Jerome) Eilerman of Batchtown. Many relatives from Calhoun were in attendance for this event. Roy and Barb Hagen were in O’Fallon, MO on Saturday afternoon to attend the basketball game of their grandson Cole Bick. Since it was also Barb’s birthday that day the family celebrated with a dinner that evening at Applebee’s in St. Peters. Present were Derrick and Jan Bick, Cole and Kaela and Kenny and Judy Devening, Mitchell and Paige. Visitors of the Hagen’s that evening were Lee and Elaine Mans who had just returned from San Francisco, CA where Lee had been employed the past several months. On Friday evening Dave and Kara Hagen, Emma and Ryan helped Barb celebrate. Sounds like you had a great birthday Barb and I join in wishing you many more “happy and healthy” ones. On Saturday I held a Miche Purse Party at the home of Glenda (Kinder) Stucker in Jerseyville. Was so nice having a chance to also visit with her sister Gayle Sinclair of St. Peters, MO and Linda (Church) Gresham of Mozier, who I had not

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available, but there will not be a supper. Jerry Sievers is the Director of the Entertainment Company singers and performers will put on a good show. A $10 advanced payment can be made by calling Sarah Kinder at 883-2089, or Jerry Sievers at 5769227. The Francisicans of the Tau will have a one-day retreat, “Living the Gospel Life as St. Francis and St. Clair”, this Saturday March 8 at St. Joseph’s Hall in Meppen from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fr. John Sullivan O.F.M. is the presenter. Lunch is provided. Call Marian Hagen at 576-8009 if you are coming. Walk-ins are also welcome. Ash Wednesday is this Wednesday March 5 . It is the Easter Season. The Fill Inn Station in Batchtown is supporting the Batchtown Woman’s Club this month. Customers can purchase a Shamrock for $1. It will be placed on the wall with your name as a show of support for the Woman’s Club. The money collected will events and programs the Club sponsors and supports. The Batchtown and Brussels Woman’s Club are providing a Health Fair at the Brussels Elementary School Thursday, April 24. Jersey Community Hospital will provide information and free screenings to be announced later. The event will feature information for men and women. The Brussels and Batchtown Woman’s Clubs will be selling raffle tickets before the event. All money collected will help both Club’s spon-

The Batchtown Community is saddened by the death of Gabriel (Gabe) Friedel who passed away Monday Feb. 24. Gabe was 71 years old. He will always be remembered as a friendly greeter and owner of the Red and White Grocery Store in Batchtown. Gabe was a farmer and member of St. Barbara Catholic Church where he was an active member. Our sympathy goes out to Gabe (Butch) Friedel and Lori of Batchtown, to Jan and Joe Swan of Hardin, and Judy and Tim Walker of Greenfield, and the seven grandchildren Gabe so enjoyed. Gabe was preceded in death by his parents George and Anna (Kiem) Friedel, by his wife Rosalie (Tepen) Friedel, a daughter Joyce Friedel, and five brothers, Charlie, Paul, Aloys, Ed, and Brother Norbert Friedel, and two sisters, Rita Klaas, and Ethel Lehr. Visitation was Friday, Feb. 28 at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin. The funeral mass was at 10 a.m. at St. Barbara Catholic Church in Batchtown Saturday March 1. by Fr. Don Roberts. Burial was at St. Barbara Cemetery. Gabe was a veteran and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was actively involved in his community as much as he could. Gabe will be sadly missed by all of us, but never forgotten. The Entertainment Company will have a musical Jamboree benefit for Alicia Ufer Saturday, March 8 at 7p.m. at St. Anselm’s Hall in Kampsville. Concession will be

sor programs and events in their communities. Congratulations to Norman and Alice Snyders who celebrated their anniversary last Tuesday, Feb. 25. We wish you many more happy years. Corrine Berrey’s Company this week was Kenny and Carol. We all enjoy talking to Corrine at the Calhoun Nursing and Rehab Center. Ralph and Sarah Jane Funk’s visitors this week at the Calhoun Nursing and Rehab were Gary, Renee, Josh and Katie Funk. Adventure Beatrice Wheeler Today I spied a winding path That beckoned me to come; I followed it with eager steps And soon was far from home. I passed a squirrel on his perch; He chattered loudly at me. I saw a timid rabbit run To hide behind a tree. I nodded to a happy flower; I chased a butterfly; I sat beside a murmuring stream And flung wee pebbles high. I saw a spider spin her lace And stopped a while to view The landscape from a wooded hill And see the sky of blue. I lingered ‘neath the whispering pine And thought how good was He Who placed such beauty on this earth That mortals here might see.


n w o t e m ■ Blessings from Belleview Ho ! e c r u o S News by Chris Thomas ■ 217-734-9012

It has been a very busy few weeks here on Belleview Hollow Road. We did not have services this past weekend because of the thin layer of ice. The Sunday before, we privileged to have one visitor. We also extend our deepest sympathy to Bonnie Tolbert for the passing of her beloved husband Jesse. Jesse had also been a part of BCC since 1967. We have a lot of special days to make up for. Happy birthday to Chuck Quiller (Feb. 27) and Alex Neitzel (March 4) and also to Orin Henderson (March 6). My wife and I celebrated an anniversary on March 2 and happy anniversary to Kevin and Delza Osterman who celebrates an anniversary on March 8. We continue to look forward to exciting times here at BCC as we have now started a building fund at BCC with both a short term and long term building vision for the church. For those of you that have read my columns for over a year know that I rarely rant if I do. I was asked once why I write what I write. My response is simple: to encourage, to uplift, and to make a difference in someone’s life. A young boy was walking down the beach one day and was throwing starfish after starfish back into the ocean. An elderly gentleman saw the young boy and chuckled as what seem to be millions of starfish

strewn along the shoreline. He approached the young boy and asked “what difference does it make” as he will not be able to rescue all the starfish in time. The young boy thought and held up the starfish in his hand and said “It makes a difference to this one.” I am thankful for the many of you have stopped me along the way, sent me a kind message, and wrote to me in a letter to say how much you appreciate my articles. Granted the last few weeks have been extremely busy with pastoral duties, school duties, and parental duties. This past week, I was humbled to be asked to officiate a funeral of a long time Belleview Community Church member and a veteran of the Korean War. As the procession made its way from Pleasant Hill to Poor Cemetery in northern Calhoun, I was stunned to see the lack of people stopping out of respect. It used to be that when you come upon a funeral procession, you will gradually pull to the side and stop out of respect for the deceased and to the family, no matter where you are. It seems that respect is no longer a word in our dictionary. Not just in our dictionary, but also in our actions. Whatever happened to the word respect? To respect someone according to is to hold them in esteem or honor or to show regard or consideration for. At the heart of every crime is a lack

of respect. We have slowly become a “me first” society. My son who is soon to turn three has this unsharing habit. When he sees one of his sisters playing with a toy he forgot that it even exists, he would snatch it out of their hands and say “Mine.” We have become like that. It is my time. It is my money. It is my house. It is my way. Yet we have ignored one of the basic tenets of Christianity. “Love your neighbor as yourself.” It is about caring for others. As I reflect back to the funeral procession, it dawned upon me that many who did not stop were much younger than I. As I thought about the one who was behind me, who served our nation with sacrifice and commitment, I could not help but get the feeling he deserves our respect. Yes, our county and our country have different political ideologies, religious tenets, and cultural backgrounds, but that does not mean we should lack respect to each other. R-E-S-P-E-C-T. We can all begin pointing our fingers at how others are not showing respect, but it is like the age old adage says “If you are pointing at someone remember three fingers are pointing back.” Am I showing proper respect? How can I do better? With these questions in mind, we can move forward in making a difference. Treat others the same way you want them to treat you. (Luke 6:31)

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by Millie Schumann ■ 653-4426

I am going to be on my soapbox for a minute. When we received our Calhoun NewsHerald last Wednesday, the first thing I looked for on the front page was an article about Barb Kiel passing away. I was very angry and disappointed to find nothing about her except 5 lines on page 7. Barb had worked at the News-Herald for over twenty years, and a few of those years alone. She worked days when she was hardly able to walk she was so sick. She was a devoted and loyal employee, and deserved better. She was, also, a wonderful friend. No matter how sick she was she would always drop me an encouraging E-mail. I miss her a lot, especially when I am writing my columns. Rest in peace Dear Friend. Got off bed rest last Thursday, and was so weak that I unloaded and loaded the dishwasher in shifts. Friday I was almost up to

speed so Redeye and I worked on water bills and got them all posted and ready to mail Monday. I actually made it to Mass first time in five weeks, and the roof didn’t fall in. The Chemo was much harder on me than the Radiation, but not unbearable. The nurses, doctors, etc were wonderful to me. Having to spend the night wasn’t so bad. Had a rather unusual thing happen when nurse took me to room I was suppose to be in. The woman in the other bed threw a hissy insisting she was not supposed to have a roommate. Actually, I am glad she didn’t want me; the room I ended up with was great and got a great roommate. Bev went with Redeye and me to the hospital and Becky met us there later. We convinced Bev to take Redeye to Chet’s so he could rest, and Becky spent the night sleeping in a recliner. I, of course, did not shut my eyes all night. And,

ladies, my doctor was young, tall, dark and handsome, but happily married with two kids, but he sure made things more enjoyable. I have to go back for more Chemo in a few weeks, and then I won’t get anymore for several months, if necessary. Happy belated to grandson, Reed. Was on bed rest when he celebrated it so he is getting his card late. Happy non-birthday to Bev. She was born on Leap Year. Friday evening Terrill, Betty, Paul, Mark, Robin, Mary, Redeye and I helped her celebrate at Kampsville Inn. Saturday evening Terrill whipped up a baked casserole he got from recipe on a TV cooking show. Delicious. Grandson John spent Sunday night with us. And off we go, Tuesday, to see Dr. Tan my cancer doctor. And how was your week. See you next week.

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‘Once’ comes to the Eating Disorders Awareness Week Feb. 23 – March 1 Disorders) is challeng- tinues. The anorexic begins to have ANAD in Naperville, IL at 630Fabulous Fox April 8 – 20 eat?Are you hungry, but afraid to Associated ing everyone to VOICE your own problems sleeping, shows unusual 577-1330, or visit their website “Once,” winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre for a limited engagement from April 8 – 20. Tickets for “Once” are available now and can be purchased online at, by calling 314-534-1111 or in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office. Ticket prices start at $25. Prices are subject to change; please refer to for current pricing. “Once” is part of the Fox Theatre’s 2013-2014 U.S. Bank Broadway Series. Performances of “Once” at the Fabulous Fox Theatre run April 8 – 20. Show times are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 1 p.m. There will be a Sunday

evening performance on Sunday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on Thursday, April 17 at 1 p.m. “Once” is the celebrated new musical based on the Academy Award-winning film. It tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together. Brought to the stage by an award-winning team of visionary artists and featuring an ensemble cast of gifted actor/ musicians, “Once” is a musical celebration of life and love: thrilling in its originality, daring in its honesty... and unforgettable in every way.

Calhoun County farmer supports local FFA through America’s farmers grow communities

Local farmer Josh Zipprich has directed a $2,500 donation to the Calhoun FFA. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help purchase ELMO technology for the classroom, and any necessary equipment to start a hydroponics system. Thanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states. “The FFA is struggling to keep an agriculture program going in the county,” said Zipprich. “It’s a small community, and they have been working to generate money to keep the agriculture program going and to keep a teacher on staff. I think this will help them out a little bit.” America’s Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support nonprofit organizations like the Calhoun FFA, who are doing important work in their communities. The program offers farmers the chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice. The search for funding to sustain and enhance programs is a year-round job for nonprofit organizations across the country. Through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, farmers have been able to support a variety of groups, such as schools, fire departments, community centers and youth organizations like 4-H and FFA. America’s Farmers Grow Communities launched in 2010, and has since donated over $16 million to more than 6,500 nonprofit organizations across the country. America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is part of the America’s Farmers initiative, which highlights and celebrates the important contributions of farmers like Josh Zipprich. For a complete list of Grow Com-

munities winners and more program information, please visit About America’s Farmers The America’s Farmers campaign is an advocacy program celebrating U.S. farmers through communications, awards and special programs that highlight the importance of modern American agriculture. America’s Farmers initiatives include: America’s Farmers Grow Communities, which supports rural communities by offering farmers the chance to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organization. America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, which supports rural education by offering farmers the chance to nominate local school districts, which can compete for a $10,000 or $25,000 merit-based grant to enhance math and science education. America’s Farmers Mom of the Year, which celebrates women in agriculture by offering the chance to win up to $10,000 and the title of “National Farm Mom of the Year”. America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, which launches this year in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Nebraska, North Carolina and South Carolina, and aims to encourage the next generation to remain involved in agriculture by offering students the chance to apply for a $1,500 scholarship. To learn more, visit America’s Farmers at www.americasfarmers. com. About the Monsanto Fund The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at

News-Herald holding snowman building contest

Food Sanitation Manager Class Refresher Class in March

The Calhoun News-Herald is having a contest to find the best snowman builders in the county. To enter, simply build the snowman, and take a picture of it. Photos must be submitted though our online entry form by 4 p.m., March 12. Voting will begin on Friday, March 14, and end on Friday, March 21 at 4 p.m. The winning snowman will be announced Friday, March 21 and the photo will be published in the March 26 edition of the Calhoun News-Herald. 1. This contest is open to all Calhoun County residents. Entrants are to build their snowman in their own yard. Only one entrant per household. 2. Entrants may use any accessories to add to their snowman. Snowman must be suitable for all viewing audiences. Entrants are encouraged to add their own creative touches that will make their snowman unique.

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Need to renew your Food Sanitation Manager certificate? State rules are changing. If your certificate expires in Oct. or before, you will be allowed to take a Refresher course as before- with prior registration. If your certificate expires in Nov. or after, you must wait for the new rules to come out later this year. Do not let your certificate exprire. A five hour Refresher class will be offered at the Greene County Health Department on Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. No exam is required. Cost for class supplies is $40. Pre-registration is required. Another class will be scheduled before July 1. However, a definite date is not set. If your certificate needs to be renewed, enroll today. Call the Greene County Health Department at 217-942-6961 to pre-register for a class or for more details.

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Do you take a small amount of food, cut it into smaller pieces, spread it around your plate so it looks like a lot? Do you fill up on water and other no-cal liquids instead of eating solid foods?Are you wearing double layers of bulky clothes so others don’t notice how thin you are getting? These are some of the signs of the eating disorder known as Anorexia Nervosa. Feb. 23 to March 1 was designated as National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The 2014 theme for Eating Disorders Awareness Week is “Be a Voice, Not and Echo!” ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa &

strengths, talents, and standard of beauty; STOP echoing back the mass media’s unrealistic standards. Focus on health & wellness rather than the size of your jeans or the number on the scale. Help others who are suffering so that they can find their own voice, and live their life with positive body image and self-confidence. If you are not struggling with an eating disorder, you may still suffer from body image anxiety or concerns over eating that prevent you from being yourself. Anorexics develop an exaggerated interest in food, but at the same time, deny huger and stop eating. A distorted body image makes them feel fat, even as weight loss con-

CCF holds update, review

CEC presents Mini Jamboree

The Calhoun Community Foundation will hold the first Update and Review on Thursday evening, March 13, from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Extension Office in Hardin. Reports will be made regarding community grants awarded in 2013, plus reviews and updates on CCF activities in Calhoun County. Special guest will be Edie Koch, Southwest Regional Manager of DCEO. The public is invited to attend. Grant applications for 2014 will be available at the end of the evening.

devotion to schoolwork, and often engages in an unrelenting exercise regimen. Reduced food intake usually causes weight loss extreme enough to stop menstrual periods in women. Not all anorexics exhibit all symptoms. There are estimated 20 million people in this country who suffer from eating disorders. For many years, it was known as a disease that mainly affected young women. However, doctors now find that teenage boys are becoming victims as well. Early detection is vital for successful recovery. Competent treatment for any eating disorder id often hard to find, and many times denied or limited by insurance companies. For information and support, call

at The information and Referral Helpline at the National Eating Disorders Assn. is 800-931-2237. The Angela Johnes Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1997. The committee strives to bring awareness of eating disorders to the community, as well as provide financial aid to graduates of Brussels High School, in memory of a victim. Applications for the 2014 The Angela Johnes Memorial Scholarship are now available at the office of Principal Mike Siemer. BHS seniors are invited to complete an application, and return it to Mr. Siemer no later than noon on March 14. The winner will be announced at graduation.

The Calhoun Entertainment Company will be presenting a benefit performance of their Jamboree, Saturday, March 8, 7 p.m., at St. Anselm’s Hall in Kampsville, IL. Instead of the usual sit down dinner show, we will be presenting a show without the fixin’s. Concessions will be available. Mike Sievers will be providing his unusual form of comedy with one liners from Hardin Town mayor and drummer, Phil Gress, Rick Sievers on guitar and banjo extraordinaire, Richard Ringhausen, our State’s Attorney. Joining them will be Luis Rojas, keyboards, Steve Johnson, fiddle, Chris Griffin playing lead guitar,

and Jerry Sievers on upright bass. Theresa Goetten and Alyson Raymond will be providing vocals, they will be joined by other guest vocalists from the CEC Jamboree All Star Band. Reservations can be made by calling Sarah Kinder at 618-8832089 or contacting Jerry Sievers at 618-576-9237. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Ticket prices are $10.00 per person. We are also selling general raffle tickets and 50/50 drawing tickets. The raffle includes a queen size quilt, jewelry and many other items. There will be no basket raffle/silent auctions as this is a Jamboree show.

Proceeds from the show will go to help one of the Entertainment Company’s members, Alicia Weishaupt Ufer, who is presently be treated for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, checks can be sent to Alicia Weishaupt Ufer Benefit c/o Bank of Kampsville. T-shirts, wristbands, and decals for Alicia will be available for purchase by her family members. We also have a Facebook event page-Alicia Weishaupt Ufer Benefit-you can check out for more information regarding times, raffle items, and other fund raising offers.

Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge will hire three youths for the summer of 2014 to be part of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. The program will run from June to August for a total of eight weeks. YCC is a well-balanced worklearn-earn program that develops an understanding and appreciation in youth participants of the nation’s environment and heritage. YCC enrollees are employed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, part of the Department

of Interior. Projects may include preparing for public events, building trails, facility maintenance and improving wildlife habitat. An education component is incorporated into weekly projects. The program is open to youths ages 15-18. Interested applicants must be 15 years of age by June 2014 and cannot turn 19 years old before August 2014. Three participants will be selected by random drawing. Selected applicants will be paid the Illinois minimum

wage and work 40 hours per week. If you meet the age criteria and have an interest in the outdoors and wildlife conservation, visit the refuge’s website at www. to download a copy of the YCC application. Applications must be mailed or delivered in person on or before April 11, to Two Rivers NWR, HC 82, Box107, Brussels, IL 62013. For more information about the YCC program, call Debbie Kuhn or John Mabery at 618-883-2524.

Girl Scouts holding food Two Rivers NWR announces summer employment for youth at refuge drive Girl Scouts throughout Calhoun County will be holding a food drive. Food drive bags will be placed on doors from March 5 until March 9. Due to families busy schedules, the time for placing bags out will cover a five-day period with the main target date going out to be Saturday March 8. Recipients of bags will be asked to fill the bags with food, personal hygiene and / or cleaning supplies. Scouts will return on Saturday March 15 to pick up the bags. It is requested residents place their filled bags out in a visible spot by 9 a.m. on March 15. The bags will be collected and then sorted and boxed for delivery to the food pantry in Hardin. Anyone needing more information about the Food Drive in the rest of the county you can call Danielle Hurley 576-8004.

Raffle winner announced The February gun raffle winner from the Calhoun County Fair gun draw was Taylor Hurley from Hamburg.

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Eagle watching at the river's edge

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Brussels Girl Scouts preparing to celebrate Girl Scout Week

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Sisters, Daisy Scout Hannah and Brownie Scout Taylor Klaas getting ready to load Girl Scout Cookies for delivery.

Cadette Scout Sylvia and Junior Scout Hope working together on making a pumpkin pie.


Calhoun County police and traffic The following police reports were filed between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31. These reports are public information and are obtained from the Calhoun County Circuit Clerk’s office. All individuals listed have been arrested and charged, or cited in the case of traffic violations. All are innocent until proven guilty. The following individual was charged with felonies: King, James David, dob 8-1782, child porn/soliciting child/photo, grooming and indecent solicitation/ child/Internet. The following individuals were charged with misdemeanors: Norris, Luke Nathanial, dob 11-492, battery/makes physical contact. Jackson, Danny L., dob 10-4-66,

no license/part-scrap vehicle. McKinnon, Jeffrey S., dob 8-9-75, 2 counts licensee fail to comply. Kiel, Jerry P., dob not available, violate order of protection. The following individual was charged with a conservation violation: Cox, Jason E., dob 9-11-72, take/ possess/sell/wild bird/animal. The following individuals were issued traffic citations: Johnes, Joshua D., dob 1-21-83, driving on suspended license. Louvier, William D., dob 8-3-72, driving 21-25 mph above the limit. Eberlin, Cody J., dob 4-23-86, leaving the scene and improper traffic lane usage.

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Daisy Scout Hannah, Olivia, Abby, and Lacy putting the finishing touches on fruit baskets for the seniors at Christmastime.

Junior Scout Belle and Brownie Scout McKenzie presenting their great-grandpa Clarence Mossman a token of appreciation for serving his country in the Air Force.

Brussels Girl Scouts will be celebrating Girl Scout Week March 9-15. Plans are being made to have the Brussels mayor sign a proclamation that states that Wednesday March 12 marks the 102nd Anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA, founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912 in Savannah, Georgia. The Brussels Girl Scouts will kick off Girl Scout Week early with two events. The first being the annual food drive with scouts teaming up with members of the Brussels High Scholl National Honor Society putting out food drive bags March 5-March 9. They will then return on Saturday March 15 to collect

The Brussels Scouts continue the tradition of mixing in many service projects, along with earning badges and special activities. After completing the food drive the scouts will have done three major service projects just this year. They hosted a Veterans dinner and ceremony in November. Then the first part of December they remembered the seniors in our community by putting together 38 fruit baskets then making visits and Christmas caroling as they delivered them. On this same date they visited the Calhoun Care Center, delivering each resident a gift they’d made at a meeting and singing for them. The scouts have

the bags. The other event will be their annual Slumber Party, which has and Olympic/ Sports theme, to be held Friday March 7. During Girl Scout Week the scouts will have the opportunity to be of service to their churches on either Saturday March 8 or Sunday March 9. They will attend worship services wearing their uniform and perform various jobs like serving, being greeters, ushers, and other duties for their churches. Plans are also being coordinated with the local schools for scouts to wear their uniforms to school, put up the school flag, lead the Pledge of Allegiance and share what it means to be a scout.

Calhoun Council for Senior Citizens News Calhoun Senior Council is needing a PAID substitute van driver. Must be able to fill in on short notice, has a good driving record and knows his/ her way around St. Louis area. For more details, call Sharon at 618-5769567. Calhoun Senior Center now has WiFi. Come to the Senior Center, eat lunch, work on the internet, or play games. Bingo will be played at the Hardin Senior Center on Thursday, March 6, March 13, and March 27, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. The last bingo is a cash prize cover-all. These bingos are sponsored by Calhoun Council for Senior Citizens, Calhoun Nursing and Rehab, and Home Instead Senior Care. Thursday March 13 is our St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, not the 17th as said in the News and Views. The menu will be corned beef and cabbage, red potatoes, black-eyed peas, mint-frosted brownies. Come for lunch, receive a treat and stay for Bingo at 12:30 p.m. Mary Hazelwonder will begin volunteering to assist with Income Tax preparations on Tuesdays 8:30a.m. to 12p.m. starting Feb. 4, at the Hardin Senior Center. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling Sharon at 618-576-9567. NO FARMS OR BUSINESSES PLEASE! The Rule of the Road class will be held at the Hardin Senior Center Wednesday April 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Would you like to know more about computers? We are offering one-on-one classes on Tuesdays at the Hardin Senior Center from 12:30p.m. To 2p.m. Appointments are necessary. To sign up for these classes call 618-576-9567. Classes are sponsored by Calhoun Council for Senior Citizens, Stone Bridge Valley Art Center, McCully Heritage Project, and Dare to Dream Institute. Tables are set-aside at the Hardin Senior Center to play cards, domi-

noes, or put puzzles together. If there are anyone who would like to set a day a week for a pinochle club we can do that. Calhoun Senior Council provides Information and Assistance including Medicare D, Income Taxes, Licenses Plate discount applications, etc. A trained SHIP (senior health insurance programs) counselor is available from 8a.m. To 2p.m. Monday through Friday. For information call 618-576-9567. Volunteers are needed at the Hardin Senior Center. If you would like to help at the senior center call 618-576-9567. Meals Plus serves a hot home cooked meal Monday –Friday at the Hardin Senior. Meals are served 11a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come join us for a good meal and fun activities . If you or someone you know in Hardin, needs meals delivered to your home, call 576-9567 to get meals delivered. Home delivered meals are available to the ill and frail . Area Agency on Aging provides a monthly News Letter. There is no cost to this. Call 618-576-9567 to receive your copy and keep up to date on activities at the Hardin Senior, Scams, and important information for senior citizens. MEALS PLUS MENU Wednesday March 5: Popcorn Shrimp, green beans, rice pilaf, pineapple upside down cake, juice Thursday March 6: Pork Cutlet, buttered corn, mixed greens, and fruit cobbler Friday March 7: Lemon baked fish, cheese grits, fruited Jell-O Monday March 10: Turkey & Dressing w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, and Watergate salad Tuesday March 11: Meatballs w/ mushroom gravy, buttered rice, mixed vegetables, Jell-O cake, juice Wednesday March 12: Swiss steak, creamy noodles, vegetable medley, and caramel baked apples Thursday March 13: Corned beef

and cabbage, red potatoes, black-eyed peas, mint frosted brownies, juice As part of its efforts to reduce Medicare fraud and abuse, CMS relies on beneficiaries to report suspicious activity identified on their Medicare Summary Notices (MSNs). MSNs are paper forms that summarize processed claims. Claims processors are responsible for providing MSNs to beneficiaries. PROTECT! DETECT! REPORT! How Does your MSN help you Detect Fraud? It shows what was charged to your Medicare account When you review your MSN look for: Billing for services or supplies not provided or different than what you actually received Names of providers or suppliers you do not recognize REPORT FRAUD If you notice a mistake: Call the provider. If it is just a mistake, they may be able to fix the problem. If this does no work or you suspect fraud, contact AGE OPTIONS at 800699-9043 WHY REPORT FRAUD? When things are not ordered by your doctor, they may not fit or work properly. When someone gives you something that you do not need your health may get worse. Health care fraud puts you at risk for identity theft. REPORTING FRAUD MATTERS Last year Medicare saved taxpayers over $4 billion from fraud tips reducing fraud, waste and abuse extends the life of Medicare IT IS OUR MONEY!! CHECK YOUR MEDICAR SUMMARY NOTICE! Make sure the service description is appropriate for the service you received. Check to see that the service dates are correct. Read the notes at the bottom of the page.

just finished their cookie sales and are making plans to send Girl Scout cookies overseas to some of our service men and women. These are just some of the activities that help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who strive to make the world a better place. If you are interested in learning more about the Girl Scout programs in the Brussels area please contact Debbie Kamp, Daisy Leader, at 883-2162, Lea Bell, Brownie Leader, at 9469902, Cyndi Kinder, Junior Leader, at 883-2664, Nancy Robeen, Cadette/ Senior Leader, at 883-2249, or Joan Burk at the council office 692-0692

Illinois State Police recently announced that 5,000 Concealed Carry License (CCL) applications have been approved and are ready to be printed and mailed. The department will begin mailing the licenses and will continue to issue licenses as they are approved. Concealed Carry Licenses will be printed and mailed on a daily basis. “This collaborative process offers the multiple layers of scrutiny envisioned by the legislature, and we believe that the law enforcement objections provide for enhanced public safety,” State Police Colonel Marc Maton said. Illinois State Police representatives were joined by Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg), Sen. Gary Forby (D-Benton), Illinois Association Chiefs of Police Executive Director John Kennedy, and Concealed Carry License Review Board (CCLRB) Chair Robinzina Bryant. Officials provided the first glimpse of the actual license, which is approximately three by two inches and is centered with an ISP security hologram. Each Concealed Carry License application requires the applicant to possess a valid Firearms Owner’s Identification card (FOID), or to apply for a FOID in conjunction with the CCL, to begin the application process. Background checks are simultane-

ously conducted by State Police while local law enforcement agencies review the applications for objections. Once objections are compiled, the CCLRB has 30 days to review the information regarding any application that has not been statutorily denied by the ISP. If the ISP determines there is a statutory reason to deny or the CCLRB determines that the applicant poses a danger to him/herself or threat to public safety, State Police must notify the applicant in writing of the denial. All final administrative decisions are subject to judicial review under the provisions of the Administrative Review law. Since the process began, State Police have received more than 50,000 applications and objected to more than 800. To date, no objection has been appealed. “Our diverse investigative, legal, and mental health experience provides this important process and applicants with a fair path to obtaining a concealed carry license,” CCLRB Chair Robinzina Bryant said. “The board will use every resource and necessary time extension to ensure that the reviews have been conducted fairly and thoroughly.” Visit the State Police Concealed Carry website http://www.isp. for the latest updates on the Illinois Concealed Carry program.

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Thomas Eugene Benz, 70, of Kane died at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. He was born in Kampsville on Oct. 21, 1943, and was the son of the late Arthur and Theresa (Corbett) Benz. He was a 1961 graduate of Hardin High School, and obtained a Bachelors in Agriculture Economics from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He had been employed for 42 years with the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Services Agency in Carrollton, serving as a farm loan manager. Tom was a very active and loyal man, serving as the former president of the Illinois Employee Association, was a former school board member of the Carrollton Community Unit School District #1, active in the the Lions Club, serving in several capacities including president, secretary and treasurer. He was a former board member and treasurer of Boyd Memorial Hospital, and an active member of the St. John’s Catholic Church in Carrollton. He was also involved in the Knights of Columbus, Quincy Cursillo, and was active in the Residents Encounter Christ Prison Ministry. In his “spare” time, Tom enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing, but truly cherished the time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. He married the former JoAn Stelbrink on July 3, 1965 at St. Anselm’s Catholic Church in Kampsville and she survives. Also surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Sherri and Chuck MacLean of Bella Vista, Ark., Cindy Keneipp of Columbia, Mo., and Laura and Terry Woodring of Jerseyville; six grandchildren, Maria MacLean, Mandi MacLean, Alex Keneipp, Rachel Keneipp, Leann Woodring and Taylor Woodring; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Mary Benz of Quincy and Dan and Sharon Benz of Woodbine, Md.; a stepsister, Patsy Smith of Hannibal, Mo; his brothersin-law and sisters-in-law, Dick and Donna Stelbrink of Kampsville, Jim and Frances Stelbrink of Pearl, and Mike and Cathy Stelbrink of Kampsville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter; a brother, Paul Anthony; a sister, Mary Ellen; a stepmother, Loretta Benz; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Virginia (Kadell) Stelbrink. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Carrollton. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Carrollton with Fr. Henry Schmidt and Fr. John Patrick Day concelebrating. Burial will be in the St. Anselm’s Catholic Cemetery in Kampsville. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials may be given to the St. John’s Catholic School, St. John’s Catholic Church, masses or to a charity of one’s choice. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Sue Long, 78, of Jerseyville died and was called home by our Lord on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis County, Mo. She was born in Batchtown on June 16, 1935, the daughter of the late Martin and Clara (Ritchey) Coughlin. She graduated in 1954 from Hardin High School, and soon married her high school sweetheart, Morris Long, on Dec. 4, 1954 in Hardin. They have been blessed with 59 years together, creating a beautiful family, traveling and enjoying every moment they spent with each other. A highlight of their life was when Morris became a pilot, bought an airplane and took the love of his live soaring in the skies. Betty was the closest thing to an angel on earth, and she loved with her whole heart and her entire world revolved around her family and friends. She was a longtime member of the Church of Christ in Jerseyville, and had worked at Jersey Community Hospital for 13 years. After leaving the hospital, she worked as a greeter at Wal-Mart in Jerseyville where she was known as the “Red Headed Lady,” and also gave her heart and compassionate spirit in caring for the elderly in their homes. Surviving are her husband, Morris Long of Jerseyville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Vali Johnisee of Maryville, Sandy Long of Jacksonville, and Monica and Rodney Schmieder of Jerseyville; four grandchildren and their spouses, Tara and Dan Plunkett of Nutwood, Jennifer Pruitt of Jerseyville, Christopher and Amanda Pruitt of Godfrey, and Jarrod Pruitt of Jerseyville; three great-grandchildren, Alane Plunkett, Brayden Hall, and Madelyn Pruitt; two sisters, Adele Blacklock of Redwood Valley, Calif., and Laura Knapp of Sedalia, Mo.; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son-inlaw, Terry Johnisee; three brothers, Henry, Harry and Walter Coughlin; and two sisters, Geraldine Smith and Audrey Hug. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial took place in the Indian Creek Cemetery in Hamburg. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials may be given to an educational fund for her great-grandchildren and may be given in care of the funeral home.

Evelyn Marie Keehner, 93, of Alton died at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at Provision Living in Godfrey. She was born on July 16, 1920, in Brussels, the daughter of Theodore and Anna (Fischer) Narup. Evelyn married Kermit J. Keehner on Nov. 24, 1941. in St. Louis, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 2003. She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church where she was very active and started the funeral luncheon program, “Friends in Time of Need,” with Theona ‘Spiv” Woelfel. She was active in Right to Life, Ursuline Auxiliary, and served the community as an election judge. She also helped deliver books to the homebound around the area. Evelyn was very devoted to her church, family and the community. She is survived by three children and spouses, Karen Schmidt of Decatur, Kermit and Nancy Keehner of Alton, Kris and John Kline of Godfrey; eight grandchildren and spouses, Suzie and William Brodwater of Indiana, Christopher and Christina Keehner of Roxana, Kim and Todd Williamson of Forsythe, Matthew Keehner of Edwardsville, Kelly and Kevin Albers of O’Fallon, Kasey and Paul Johnes of Glen Carbon, Kevin and Mary Kline of Alton, and Kraig and Brandy Kline of Lansing, Kan.; 12 great-grandchildren, Evan, Christian, Caitie, Savannah, Colin, Elizabeth, Claire, Abby, Danny, Grace, Ryan and Nicholas; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters, Viola Narup, Everette, Richard, Robert, Lee and Theodore Narup, Bernadette Dykeman and Theona “Spiv” Woelfel. Anatomical donation was made to St. Louis University School of Medicine for medical studies. Visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. A Memorial Mass was held at 10 a.m. Monday at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Alton with Monsignor Kenneth Steffen celebrant. A heartfelt “Thank you” for Mom’s loving care from the Provision Staff and the St. Anthony’s Hospice. Memorials may be made to Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Right to Life, or The Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Marcella T. Bizaillion, 93, of Jerseyville and formerly of Hardin, died at 12:10 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2014 at her residence in Jerseyville. She was born Jan. 18, 1921, in Michael, daughter of the late George F. and Anna (Becker) Sagez. She married Robert Bizaillion Sr. April 19, 1938, in Michael and he died Nov. 18, 2013. A homemaker, she was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville and Women of the Moose. Survivors include a son, Robert “Bobby” (June) Bizaillion of Hardin; two daughters, Joyce Simon of Hardin and Virginia (Randall) Josey of Panama City, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Bizaillion of Jerseyville; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and 5 greatgreat grandchildren; a brother, Leo Sagez of Jerseyville; four sisters, Mary E. Rose of Brussels, Cecelia Heiderschied of Bethalto, Eleanor Tepen of White Hall and Loretta Goetten of Fieldon; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Kenneth Bizaillion and an infant; three brothers, George, Louis and Joe Sagez; and a son-in-law, Lawrence Simon. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin with a prayer service Thursday evening. Funeral Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Mass Friday at St. Norbert’s Catholic Church in Hardin. Burial will take place in St. Norbert’s Cemetery in Hardin. Memorials may be given to St. Norbert’s Catholic School, Blessing Hospice or Masses.

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memorial service A memorial mass will be celebrated for Murrell Stewart and Wanda (Zahrli) Willman Stewart on Saturday, March 15. The mass will be at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alton, at 10a.m. A private family burial will follow at Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton. Thank you to any family and friends who wish to attend.

Hearts and Minds “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts.” Jeremiah 31:33


good heart is vastly superior to a powerful intellect, since a powerful intellect wedded to an evil or callous heart is sure to cause lots of suffering. It would be best to have a good heart wedded to a powerful intellect, but what matters in most cases is the disposition of one's heart, i.e., whether one is inclined to help one’s fellows. What usually inclines us to help our fellow creatures and to alleviate their suffering is empathy, and its ability to help us to feel, or at least imagine, what our fellow creatures might be experiencing. But, there are times when empathy can lead us astray and

we need our intellect to help us in determining what we ought to do. Most of us are more moved to action by the plight of some individual we can identify with, the guy on the side of the road trying to change his tire, or the single mother trying to raise money to pay for her sick child’s medical care. But, when it comes to helping people halfway around the world, refugees from Syria or starving people in Africa, our empathy often fails to be engaged, and there we may need to appeal to reason. God gave us hearts and minds, and we should use them both. – Christopher Simon

These religious messages are published each week in the Calhoun News Herald as a service to our churches and are sponsored by the listed business firms.

Blue is the new black. It is also the national color for colorectal cancer education. Who better to talk about the cancer than Carmen Marc Valvo. He is one of the nation's top designers. And he also has had the disease. "I was lucky because I caught my disease early before it had a chance to get worse," says Carmen Marc Valvo. There are many things that can put a person at higher risk for colorectal cancer. Being age 50 or older is one risk. Having a family history of the disease is another. Knowing the risks is a good first step to preventing this deadly disease. Medical experts say that colon cancer will take the lives of 50,000 Americans this year alone. The way to help prevent these deaths is through screening tests. Proper

screening can prevent more than half of these deaths. Screening catches the cancer early, when treatment works best. Talk to a doctor about when to start screening for colorectal cancer. Fight Colorectal Cancer is a national group that helps people learn more about the disease. Check out the group's website at www. Join others across the country in the group's One Million Strong "Virtual March." Bayer HealthCare is the national sponsor of the march as well as the One Million Strong educational campaign. The company will donate $2 for every person who joins the effort up to $40,000 for Fight Colorectal Cancer. To play a part, go to

Learn how speaking to your doctor may have a positive effect on your rheumatoid arthritis For the 1.3 million people across the United States who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), pain is often a part of life. RA patients can experience pain and stiffness on a daily basis. The disease affects nearly three times as many women as men. If you have been diagnosed with RA, there is help out there. Having a conversation with your rheumatologist is a start to getting the care you need. Studies show that early diagnosis and treatment of RA can help slow the progression of joint damage. "We recommend consulting with your doctor and telling them how RA affects your life," says Ann M. Palmer, president and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation. RA can be difficult to diagnose, which can create a lag between the onset of symptoms and the initiation of treatment. The disease causes chronic inflammation in the lining of the joints, which can lead to decreased range of motion and permanent joint damage. Therefore, the sooner a patient discusses potential treatment options with their rheumatologist, the better. The Arthritis Foundation suggests RA patients do some homework before visiting their doctor by "Taking P.A.R.T." Taking P.A.R.T. means a patient should: n Prepare: You should keep a journal of symptoms and compile a list of questions for your doctor. List all of

your medications, including prescriptions, over-the-counter remedies and even herbal supplements. n Ask questions: You should ask questions whenever something doesn't seem clear and ask about treatment options that may fit your symptoms and lifestyle. This will help to ensure you understand what's going on and how to best manage your condition. Keep it simple, specific and direct. n Repeat: Take notes and repeat the instructions and information you receive from your doctor to make sure you heard and understand it. Ask for written handouts and instructions. n Take action: Be part of the solution. Let your doctor know about your lifestyle, concerns and preferences so a treatment plan can be customized to your specific needs. The Arthritis Foundation has launched a national campaign called Let's Talk RA, sponsored by BristolMyers Squibb, to educate RA patients on how to better communicate with their rheumatologists and to highlight how important a doctor-patient relationship is to patient care. A free Let's Talk RA communication kit that can help patients take a more active role in their care is available from the Arthritis Foundation at,, or by calling (800) 568-4045. Sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation and Bristol-Myers Squibb.



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Happy Birthday Corner

Lavern and Norma (Gustin) Snyders of Pittsburg, Kan., are celebrating their 58th wedding anniversary March 21 at 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Joplin, Mo. Their four children, Lloyd, Gayle, Linda and Brenda and their families, are hosting the event. All relatives and friends are invited to attend. Lavern, former Calhoun resident, and Norma were married March 24, 1956, in Wood River. Norma’s parents are the late

Alvie and Grace Gustin of Kansas and Lavern’s parents are the late Minnie and Severene Snyders, longtime residents of Calhoun County. He is the brother of Everett Snyders of Cottage Hills and Jeanie Snyders Clendenny of North Calhoun. Lavern’s love of Calhoun County, where he grew up, brings him back to enjoy the area as often as possible. Best wishes may be sent to 503 E. 22nd, Pittsburg, KS 66762.

Girl Scouts celebrate 102nd anniversary, March 9-15 Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois will join more than 3.2 million Girl Scouts across America in celebrating the 102nd anniversary of Girl Scouting March 9-15. Locally, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois will celebrate the 102nd anniversary by participating in a variety of activities and events ranging from flag ceremonies at their school, birthday party celebrations, and community service projects with their troops, while others will create displays highlighting Girl Scout history. “Making the world a better place isn’t just part of the Girl Scout mission statement…it’s a real and lasting commitment to make Girl Scouting relevant for many generations to come,” said Villie M. Appoo, CEO Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois. “Girl Scouts has a long and rich history of providing girls in all of our communities with a first-rate Girl Scout Leadership Experience that will give them the courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place for everyone,” Appoo added. Girl Scout Sunday (March 9) is when many Girl Scouts receive special religious recognition awards for researching and exploring their religious culture and practices, while others will proudly wear their Girl Scout uniforms to their religious services to kick-off the week’s events. “Girl Scouting is committed to being an integral part of our communities and during Girl Scout Week, we salute all those who continue to offer their dedication and support – not only of Girl Scouting, but to the positive development of young people in our communities,” said Appoo. “During Girl Scout Week, we renew our commitment to making sure every girl has the opportunity to grow strong and realize her full potential. But we need your help! We invite everyone over 18 to volunteer with a local Girl Scout troop. You don’t have to be a troop leader – even if you can only donate one hour of your time once a year, you’ll be making a great difference in the lives of girls.” It’s been 102 years since the first Girl Scout troop meeting, and Girl Scouting has evolved from 18 members to more than 3.2 million

nationwide. Today, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. is the largest voluntary organization for girls in the world. Its sole focus is to meet the needs of all girls (ages 5-17) from diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. After returning to the United States from England, Juliette Gordon Low made a historic phone call to her cousin in March 1912, “Come right over! I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, all America, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight.” The “something” was Girl Scouts, and the first group of girls embarked on Gordon Low’s vision. Low was determined to help expand opportunities and learning for the average American girl. At a time when many girls’ paths in life were limited to their social standing, Low’s vision was to establish an organization where any American girl could expand her personal horizon by having fun, while exploring new interests and contributing to society. The mission of Girl Scouting states: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts is the world’s pre-eminent organization dedicated solely to girls - all girls - where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adults, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives - like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and selfworth. Today’s Girl Scouts not only enjoy camping and crafts, but they also explore math and science and learn about diversity, good citizenship, leadership and teamwork. Girl Scouting is the place where girls experience the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Girl Scouting has inspired more than 50 million girls and women since its founding in 1912. Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is a not-for-profit organization supported by various United Ways throughout the region. Girl Scouts is a Proud Partner of United Way. or more information, please call Jay Strobel at 618-692-0692 or Tricia Higgins at 618-242-5079.

ST. JUDE NOVENA May the sacred heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved, throughout the world now and forever. Sacred heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, helper of helpless, pray for us. Say this prayer nine times a day for nine days, by the eighth day your prayer will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude K.S.

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Local students were named to the dean’s list for the Fall 2013 semester at Blackburn College for earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher in all courses. Those students included: Jacob Maag of Golden Eagle Morgan Stein of Hardin Ashleigh Clendenny of Hardin Amanda Gerson of Batchtown Katelyn Gilbreth of Godfrey is your site for local hunting and fishing news.

Connor Riley Baecht turned 4 on Jan. 21. He is the son of Daniel and LeaAnn Baecht of Springfield, Mo. Grandparents are George and Yvonne Baecht of Golden Eagle and Bill and Julie Preston of Mozier, and great-grandma is Mildred Davis of Mozier.

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Calhoun American Legion Post 636 will hold its fish fry Friday March 14, at the K.C Hall in Hardin from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Carry outs are available.

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February 14 – March 7: CHS Krispy Kreme Fundraiser for the After Prom. Juniors are taking orders from February 14 thru March 7. Delivery will be Saturday morning, March 15. This will be the delivery date for all Krispy Kreme sales from CHS including Track. March 6: 8th Annual Calhoun County Quilt and Church Tour Planning Committee will meet at the University of Illinois Extension Office in Hardin from 9:30 a.m. to 11a.m. This is a public meeting

that interested or curious people are welcome to attend.

March 8: Trivia for CHS Track team has been cancelled. March 13: Calhoun Community Foundation Annual Update and Review from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Extension Office in Hardin. Grant applications for 2014 available. The public is invited. March 14: American Legion Fish Fry starting at 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the K.C Hall in Hardin.


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County boys compete at regional tournament

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Brussels senior Tyler Friedel goes up strong near the basket against Madison Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Bunker Hill High School.

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Morgan Baalman gets a shot of for the Warriors against Carrollton Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Bunker Hill High School. Mike Weaver/Calhoun News-Herald

Raiders sophomore Nathan Stephens is guarded tightly by a Madison defender Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Bunker Hill High School.

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FOR RENt: Upstairs apartment in Carrollton, 1 BR, all appliances furnished, share washer & dryer in hall. You pay electric. Water & trash furnished. $400 due on rental, $200 deposit. No smoking and no pets. Call 618-535-2488. 3.5

NOw HiRiNg Now hiring a part time nail tech and part time massage therapist that has experience in Reiki, reflexology or other healing techniques. Inner Harmony, 227 S. Main, Jacksonville, IL. 1-217245-1888. 3.5

bEAUtiFUL RANcH home. 3BR 2BA 2 car garage. Large deck. North of Timewell. 217-322-6402.

FOR RENt: 317 Railroad St. White Hall. $425/mo. $425 deposit. 2 BR/1 BA. Newly renovated kitchen & bath. Recently carpeted. AC/H. No pets. Call Justin (434)808-3163. 3.5

dRivERS O/O: $4000 sign on! Join For Transfer - get an extra grand a month for first 4 mos! Available to first 50 qualified, O/O's who lease with Fort! 100% FS & excellent pay! CDL-A 1 yr. exp. w/ tank end. 855-2905752. 3.12

100 AUtO FOR SALE 2002 Chevy Silverado LS Ext. Cab. Duramax Diesel, Allison Transmission, Pirelli Tires, Black, Runs Excellent. $9,950. 217-577-4900. 3.12 1986 dOdgE Ram, 1/2 ton, short be pickup, 2 wheel drive, V-8 automatic, daily driver, $1,500 negotiable. 217-285-5116. 3.12 2007 tRAiLbLAzER SS heated leather seats. 20" chrome rims, rear air suspension, tinted windows, 6 disc Bose stereo, 73K miles. $16,500. 618-5351239. 3.12

200 bUSiNESS tHE tRAdiNg POSt 501 E. Prairie St., Jerseyville, IL. Open Monday Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 7,000 sq. ft. of clean furniture, appliances, sporting goods and tools. Plus 2000 smalls @ $2.00 or less! We buy full or partial estates/households of GOOD, CLEAN furniture and appliances. Why buy new when "slightly used" will do? For more information, call: 618-639-4569. TFN

cOLmAN'S cOUNtRy cAmPERS 2013's on sale. Big discounts. Sales, service, parts, propane. #2 Fun St. Hartford, IL 62048. 618254-1180. TFN 2012 mObiLE HOmE StimULUS PAckAgE: up to $25,000 for your trade in. Discounts for land owners. Financing available. Prequalify by phone 314-5627459. tf SELLbESt, 110 W. Quincy St., Griggsville: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Quality Used Furniture & AppliancesWashers, Dryers, Freezers, Fridges, Microwave, Electric Stoves, Twin, Full, Queen Beds, New Mattress Sets, Bedroom Furniture, Tables & Chairs, Upholstered Furniture, Tools, T.V.s, Stereos. Everything for the home and you! Call 217-2422252.TF diAmONd tRAiLER saleswe buy used campers new campers & toy haulers by Keystone RV Co. Pre-owned campers; RV parts & service. We also stock a large selection of RV accessories for all your camping needs. Located at 1117 N. Old Rt. 66, Litchfield. 217-324-2452, TFJCJ

300 FARm mARkEt 6-8 cAttLE pipe gates. 6-66 1/2 steels posts for sale. 217734-1811. TF HEAvy ROUNd bale grass hay. 6 ft. net wrapped. Also 5 bales round net wrapped straw. 217-491-0697. 3.5

400 FOR RENt FOR RENt Madison County Storage Barn. New, clean, dry with electricity, overhead lighting, partial concrete floor, 2 over-head doors, built in shelving, 1554 total sq. ft $400 a month + $400 deposit required prior to moving in. Located 1 mile from I-255. Contact Jason 618-9771062. 3.12

400A FOR RENt calhoun county APARtmENt FOR rent. Call Matt 618-576-2766 or 618576-2449. TFCNH cOmmERciAL bUiLdiNg for rent. Hardin, IL. Call (618)498-1234 and ask for Business Department. TF

400b FOR RENt Pike county 2 bR HOUSE for rent No smoking No pets. Security deposit required. 217-2854502. TF 1 ANd 2 BR apartments available. No smoking. No pets. Security deposit required. 217-285-4502 TF OFFicE SPAcE Prime location. Ample parking. West Washington St., Pittsfield. Call 217-285-2848 or 217285-5925. 3.19 NEwLy REmOdELEd office space on the square in Pittsfield. For more information, call 217-473-8811. TF

2 bEdROOm trailer for rent in Pittsfield. Call 217-2854674, leave message, or call 217-491-0088. TF HOmE iN cOUNtRy for rent. 3 BR, 2 BA, completely remodeled. No pets. Deposit and references required. 918-2237780. Located in New Canton. 3.5 FOR RENt: 2 BDR bungalow, newly remodeled, Pleasant Hill. References required. Send inquiries to: General delivery\Rental. Pleasant Hill, IL 62366. TF

400E FOR RENt Scott county FOR RENt storage building Winchester. all 618-4981234. Ask for Jane. TF


i N d E P E N d E N t cONtRActORS needed to perform work on foreclosed properties. Lawn maintenance and more. Call 217-632-0153 or contact us at 3.12 ARE yOU iNtEREStEd in part-time employment? CareLink is hiring caring, dependable individuals to provide in-home care in this area. Flexible hours. Paid orientation and training. Work as a team with Nurse Care Coordinator to help clients live safe and healthy in their own homes. Applications available at or call Toll Free: 877-8848480. 3.5 cARRiER: Two routes open in Pittsfield. Lucrative routes for morning delivery. If interested, please call Brian at 217-245-6121 ext. 226. 3.5

615 HUNtiNg SEARcHiNg FOR prime farmland to lease for deer and/or turkey hunting rights. Any size acreage considered. We are not an outfitter and only leasing for our own personal use. Ref. available. 937-2140460. 3.26.14 LOcAL HUNtER looking to lease hunting ground. Short term/long term. 217-8294008. 2.27.15 dEER HUNtERS: Rent Pittsfield country home away from home. 3 BR, sleeps 6+, fully furnished, move-in ready. 573-549-2530. Cell: 636-358-6994. TF

FOR SALE Reclaimed lumber from late 1800's building, rough cut fir 2x10's, 2x6's, 1x12's, wood flooring, etc. Call (217)836-0091. 3.5

LOcAL HUNtER looking to lease a farm in Pike County or Northern Calhoun County 217-4910181. TF

gOOdyEAR t125/70d15 95M Temp. spare for 1998 Buick. Never used. $20. 217-285-4975. TF

900A NO tRESPASSiNg calhoun county

dON't PAy high heating bills eliminate them with an outdoor wood furnace from Central Boiler Call Today. 217-236-3022.TF SHEPPARd ELEctRONicS 1402 Lakeview Heights, Pittsfield, IL. 217285-2893. Cell: 217-2481188. LG TV sales and service. 3D and smart TVs, Blu Ray DVD players,32-55" TVs. Metal detectors, new & used, very good prices, Whites and Garrets. New and used CB's & antennas, Uniden Police scanners also for sale. FREE DVD OR SOUNDBAR WITH EACH TV ABOVE 32". tf bEd qUEEN Pillowtop mattress set. New in the plastic. $175. Can deliver. (618)7722710. 5.7.14

timE cLOckS, Acroprint 125 $100 and Acroprint 150 $125. Call Jane at 618498-1234. TFN

600 HELP wANtEd PARt-timE cOOk Apply to West Pine Retirement Village. 508 West Pine, Jerseyville Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. TFN


1100A REAL EStAtE calhoun county mULti-UNit RENtAL property. Great income producing property. Priced to sell! Call Chris at the Bank of Calhoun. 618-5762211. TF

1100c REAL EStAtE Jersey county LANd FOR SALE 0.51 acres in Elsah next to entrance of Joywood. NOT zoned in subdivision. Could be building lot or for a garage. $3,000 obo. Call Vince 618-223-0967. 2.26

3 bR, 1 Bath, 2 1/2 car garage. Remodeled with large laundry room. Appliances neg. 404 Kenwood. $85,00. May entertain renting 700 per. 618-535-1239. 3.12

1100d REAL EStAtE Pike county LARgE, NEw beautiful home near Summer Hill for sale with 19 1/2, acres, a finished basement, pond, in-ground pool, attached and detached garage with living quarters in the back of it, pull barn and much, much more. Please call 217-473-8811 for more information. tf HOUSE FOR SALE: 4 Excellent starter home for a single person or a couple in a small rural community with excellent neighbors. 918 square feet cozy home is situated on a large lot. If interested, please call 1-217-242-7262. tf

1200 SERvicES cONcEALEd cARRy training courses being held in Greene County. Call Jason at 618-567-5650. 4.2

NO tRESPASSiNg on Marty Aderton property in Hardin.

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NO tRESPASSiNg no hunting on property owned by Martha Knight (also known as Marty Aderton), Lincoln Valley Road, Hardin. 11.11.14

900c NO tRESPASSiNg Jersey county PRivAtE PROPERty No hunting or trespassing on any property owned by Gary Rothe, Teri Rothe Kirbach and Debra Rothe in Jerseyville, Illinois in Jersey County. Violaters will be prosecuted. 12.19.14

900d NO tRESPASSiNg Pike county NO tRESPASSiNg on any and all land owned by Double Creek Farms, Inc. TF

wANtEd: Old gas pumps, signs, island lights, soda machines. Call (217)8360091. 3.5

1400 wORk wANtEd wANt tO sit with elderly in their homes. Experienced in working with elderly. Call 217-833-2530. 3.5 wORk wANtEd Odd jobs, cleanup, lawn care, carpentry, painting, sweet gumball cleanup. 217-4915872. TF

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• 610 Hobby Shop/Handicrafts* • 620 Kids For Hire • 700 Lost/Found • 710 Meeting Reminders • 800 Miscellaneous* • 900 No Trespassing A: Calhoun County B: Greene County C: Jersey County D: Pike County E: Scott County • 1000 Pets* • 1100 Real Estate* A: Calhoun County

Business Opportunity In Winchester

Potential for Climate Controlled Storage Units 1 Currently used as Storage Unit

Contact Darrell Moore (217) 473-5486

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B: Greene County C: Jersey County D: Pike County E: Scott County 1200 Services* 1300 Wanted* 1310 Web Sites* 1400 Work Wanted 1500 Yard Sales A: Calhoun County B: Greene County C: Jersey County D: Pike County E: Scott County


Commercial Buildings For Sale

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Various Models of Fax Machines $10 and up

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Acroprint 125 - $100 Acroprint 150 - $125 CALL JANE 618-498-1234



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1100E REAL EStAtE Scott county

AbSOLUtELy NO tRESPASSiNg on the property of Lloyd and Debbie DeSherlia in Batchtown. Violators will be prosecuted. 8.7.14

NO tRESPASSiNg On Jack and Mary Jeaen Aderton properety in Hardin. 5.1.14

100 Automotive * 200 Business* 210 Church Services 220 Collectibles* 300 Farm Market* 400 For Rent* A: Calhoun County B: Greene County C: Jersey County D: Pike County E: Scott County F: Miscellaneous • 500 For Sale* • 600 Help Wanted*

3bR HOUSE with unattached garage w/ building.. 309 W. Congress, Griggsville. Call 217-2481958. 3.5

2 bEdROOm 1 bath house for sale at 40 Cottonwood Drive in Alsey. Has new furnace, hot water heater, roof and guttering, driveway and patio. $24,000. 309-338-5612. 3.12



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AUCTIONS United Rentals is selling surplus equipment at no reserve internet auction on March 14. Bid now on service trucks, F350, F450, F550’s, pickup trucks at FARM MACHINERY AUCTION Saturday March 8th 9am – Iola, IL TRACTORS * FARM MACHINERY CONSTRUCTION, FORAGE & LIVESTOCK EQUIP WAGONS * ANTIQUE TRACTORS * MORE! SMITTY’S AUCTION SERVICE 217-259-8219

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Mary J. Moss; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Charles Moss; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. Property Address: 1270 Mason Street, Barry, Illinois 62312 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE





Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on March 30, 2012, I, Sheriff, Paul Petty of Pike County, Illinois, will hold a sale on April 4, 2014 , commencing at 9 AM, at the Pike County Courthouse, 100 East Washington Street, Pittsfield, IL 62363, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: Commonly known as: 1270 Mason Street, Barry, Illinois 62312 P.I.N.: 46-038-11 First Mortgage Lien Position; SingleFamily Residence; Judgment Amount $99356.49

ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Pike County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 West Diehl Road, Suite 120, Naperville, IL 60563 (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax)

IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765



208 ACRES +/- • 4 TRACTS Friday, March 7, 2014 • 11 AM Auction Location- Crossroads Center 125 W. Jefferson St. Pittsfield, IL Property Location: 30526 Jim Town Hollow Rd Rockport, IL. 2.5 miles west of Summer Hill, IL. Tracts are in Sections 15 & 16 of Atlas Twp., Pike Co, IL.

• Great Opportunity! • Tillable Land, Pasture, Timber, 4-Ponds, 3 BR Home & Buildings • FSA: 150 Acres m/l Open Tillable & Pasture • 4 Contiguous Tracts! • Tracts 1 & 2 sell subject to 2014 Farm Tenancy • Pikeland School District/ Pike Co. Water District Tract 1: 46 ac m/l, 33.5 tillable FSA acres. Rolling productive tillable, 2 ponds, pasture, waterways. South of Jim Town Hollow Rd & west of the Tract 4 home-site. Tract 2: 114 ac m/l, 84.14 tillable FSA acres. Rolling tillable, timber, pond, pasture & grass. Borders Tracts 1, 3 & 4. Access via Jim Town Hollow Rd at the NE corner of the farm. Tract 3: 41 ac m/l. Approx. 50/50 pasture & timber. Fenced, year-around spring! Scenic secluded home-site potential! West of Tracts 1& 2. Jim Town Hollow Rd borders on north side. Tract 4: 7 ac m/l, House, Shed, Bins, Pond, Pasture. 1590 s.f. 3-BR, att. garage, fireplace, hardwood, basement, rural water! 40x60’ machine shed, 3 bins, grain leg/mill, 2 outbuildings. Pond, pasture & lots. Jim Town Hollow Rd frontage and may view tracts at their convenience. To view the home or for more info please contact Brian Curless at 217-242-1665 or email: Attorney for Sellers- Ron Hoskin 130 S Madison Pittsfield, IL 217-285-4822


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Curless Auction – Brian Curless Auctioneer 217-242-1665 IL Lic. #440000013

2.19.14, 2.26, 3.5


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VIRGINIA JONES A/K/A VIRGINIA B JONES A/K/A PAT JONES; KENNETH A JONES; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 36 HAMBURG ROAD MICHAEL, IL 62065 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on September 13, 2013, CALHOUN COUNTY SHERIFF in CALHOUN County, Illinois, will on April 7, 2014, in CALHOUN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, HARDIN, IL 62047, at 1:30PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of CALHOUN, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 07-06-27-401-403 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 36 HAMBURG ROAD MICHAEL, IL 62065 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY FRAME WITH BRICK,UTILITIES ON,NOT FOR SALE, NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $83,133.33. Sale Terms:

This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by THISNO IS SIU. certified funds, within 24 hours. REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce. com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only -


Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1307615 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I590944 2.26.14, 2.5, 3.12

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Raiders to host Baseball/ Softball camp March 8-9

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Fourth grade math fact olympic participants are, left to right, Tessa Clark, silver; Jaelyn Schulte, gold; Jarren Herter, bronze; and Ricky Haring, certificate of achievement. Absent was participant, Megan Colp.

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CHS students competing in the Regional Olympiad were front, left to right, Elani Godar, Allie Hurley, Landon Sagez and Maddie Baalman; back, left to right, Jessica Baalman, Levi Zirkelbach, Andrew Sievers and Joe Bick.

CHS competes in Regional Olympiad Calhoun High School entered two teams into the 29 team Regional Olympiad held at the Bunker Hill Berean Baptist Church on Feb. 14. The competition consisted of Logic Problems, Estimation/Guestimation Problems, Construction Problems, Math/Science Logic Problems with an optional digitally produced

entry. The team of Jessica Baalman, Elani Godar, Levi Zirkelbach, and Landon Sagez earned a 4th place plaque and individual medals and the team of Allie Hurley, Maddie Baalman, Andrew Sievers, and Joe Bick tied for 6th

March 8: Softball Camp in Session 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Baseball Camp in Session 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. March 9: Softball Camp in Session 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Baseball Camp in Session 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Brussels High School Gym and/or Baseball Field depending on weather conditions Who: All students in 3rd through 8th grades Cost: $20 per camper, make checks to “Brussels Baseball” or “Brussels Softball” Athletes will receive instruction covering the fundamentals of baseball or softball from Coach Mark Hillen and Coach Jay Butler and their high school players. Instruction will include drills, skills practice, and competitions in throwing, pitching, batting, fielding and base running. Athletes should bring gloves, bats, and clothing appropriate for outdoors or indoors. Activities may be done both inside and outside depending on the weather. Youth Coaches are encouraged to attend. Any questions call Mark Hillen at 618-946-9908

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Second grade math fact olympic participants, left to right, Isaiah Katzenberger; Taylor Klaas, bronze; Courtland Moss, gold; Gracie Klaas, silver; and Courtney DeSherlia.

Brussels Grade School celebrates the Olympics The Winter Olympics were discussed and challenges were experienced in a variety of ways at Brussels Grade School. The kindergarten pretended to be snowboarders by balancing on 2x4 planks and sliding across the floor. They also learned about the colors of the five interlocking rings and the torch. First and second graders explored different art mediums like paint and chalk to make the five-ring symbol. They also learned about other symbols like the torch and the beginning of the Olympics in Greece. Second graders held a daily addition math facts challenge. There was a tie for the silver and bronze, so a play-off took place and the silver winner won by two hundredths of a point!

Fourth graders also held a daily multiplication math facts challenge. The gold went to a perfect daily score. Silver and bronze were determined by an averaging of the daily scores and there was a slight percentage difference in the two scores. Other students received certificates of achievement for participation. Fifth and sixth graders have been contrasting and comparing the Olympics of ancient Greece with the current events of Sochi. They plan to make a power point program describing the differences and similarities they found in the research. A podium awards ceremony was held for the math facts champions and other symbols of challenges were shared with students.

3 on 3 Tourney hosted by Warrior Pride March 15 Warrior Pride is hosting its 6th annual 3 on 3 Tourney March 15 at the Calhoun Jr. High. Pre-registration is required by March 5. Team shirts can also be pre-ordered on the registration forms and will be available for pick up at registration. Food will be available for purchase.

We have added a “PIG” tourney for the older division. Cost for the “PIG” entry is $10 per player. See the school website for registration form and flyer or contact Andrea Snyders at 618-396-1003 or by email at kaphshome@frontiernet. net for more information.

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CHS students competing in Regional Academic Challenge were front, left to right, Elani Godar, Courtney Gresham, Allie Hurley, Landon Sagez, Melissa Godar and Connor Carmody; back, left to right, Maddie Baalman, Jessica Baalman, Andrew Sievers, Joe Baalman, Time Roach, Levi Zirkelbach, Joe Bick, and Trevor Bick.

CHS competes in academic challenge The Calhoun High School WYSE team competed in the Regional Academic Challenge at Lewis and Clark Community College. The Academic Challenge is a competitive series of tests created and administered by Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering and offered to high school students in Illinois and Missouri. The tests are now offered by more than 50 community colleges and universi-

ties and are designed to present a challenge to the brightest students. Second place was awarded to the CHS WYSE team which will advanced to the Sectional Competition at Illinois College held on March 4th. Individual medalist include Joe Baalman 3rd Biology and 3rd Physics, Jessica Baalman 3rd Chemistry, Maddie Baalman 1st Physics, Andrew Sievers 1st Engineering Graphics and 2nd in

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Holler Hustle 5K April 5 On Saturday, April 5, Warrior Pride will be hosting the 6th annual Holler Hustle 5K. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the CHS football field and will wind through the fair grounds, west down Poor Farm Hollow Rd 1.5 miles, and will end back at the football field for a total of 3.1 miles. The race is open to runners and walkers and strollers are permitted. If you are interested in

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RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES: NEW LISTING-BARRY-30548 290TH AVE-Great seven year old ranch modular family home that features; three bedrooms, two baths, roomy living room, dining room, family room and kitchen; home also offers, over 2600 sq. ft. of living space, all electric, CA, two car garage, several outbuildings and all situated on 13 acres m/l. Great investment and opportunity. Call KEN NEW LISTING-PITTSFIELD-414 NORTH MONROE-Great two story family home, centrally located; three bedrooms; two baths; roomy living room, entertaining dining room, family room with vaulted ceiling and eat in kitchen; 30x45 detached lofted garage; partial basement; CA, GFA, vinyl siding; new concrete patio, new water lines from street to home, private back yard and much more. This family home is A MUST SEE!! Call DAVID NEW LISTING-PITTSFIELD-37379 185TH LANE-Excellent 5 bedroom, 4 bath county home situated on 11.5 acres, m/l,; GEO, CA, full finished basement with walkout, beautiful interior; one of Pike County’s best!! A MUST SEE!! Call DAVID NEW LISTING-PEARL-44709 SPRING CREEK RD.-Great ranch family home situated on 4.5 acres m/l. This home features; four bedrooms; two baths; very nice and spacious kitchen, living room and dining room; foyer and utility room; 25.5x13.3 “man cave” off of the one car attached garage; new roof; gas heat/CA; also included are a big shed, a smaller machine shed with open front and a little barn. This home is in supper good condition, great investment!! Call DAVID NEW LISTING-PITTSFIELD-117 SOUTH JACKSON ST.-Very nice two bedroom home with CA, GFA, full basement, new gas fireplace and dishwasher; living room, dining room, kitchen, utility in basement, great investment, very affordable. Call DAVID NEW LISTING-PITTSFIELD-648 SOUTH WALNUT ST.-Impressive three bedroom two bath, ranch family home, ready to move into, located in great neighborhood. This home features; living room, dining room, kitchen and family room in basement, one car attached garage, GFA, CA, vinyl siding, newer roof, newer 40 gallon gas water heater, and spacious utility room in basement. Very well taken care of home in a great neighborhood, great investment! Call DAVID PITTSFIELD-414 WEST FAYETTE-Charming well maintained family home with wonderful character and charm. This home offers; two/three bedrooms one-one-half baths, living room, kitchen; CA, newer roof, carport, much more. This home is just perfect for the family starting out or wanting to down size. Great investment opportunity. A MUST SEE!! Call ELAINE PITTSFIELD-HIGHWAY 54-1.85 Acres/ml of commercial acreage located in the Industrial Park. Great location, great business investment and opportunity!! Priced to sell, motivated seller. Call DAVID NEBO-14026 395th Ave. Super nice story and half family home situated on 4+ acres m/l! Home features, four bedrooms, four ½ baths; family room, dining room and a great kitchen, concrete and tumbled marble counter tops, whole house was totally remodeled in 2005, GEO, slate tile, all kitchen appliance convey. Very well maintained home. Call DAVID MILTON-Lot measuring 180x170 with four buildings, located in the center of Milton. Great investment and business opportunity. Call DAVID MILTON-455 PITTSFIELD ST.-Very Nice three bedroom, two bath family home with many updates; full basement, CA; newer roof, Devries cabinets, updated electrical; attached garage; all situated on big lot. Call DAVID PITTSFIELD-REDUCED!-501 S. MADISON-Two year old ranch home, centrally located; three bedrooms, three baths, family room; full finished basement has foam/fiberglass insulated walls; GEO/heat/CA with humidity control; super insulated; custom oak cabinets and trim, three car attached garage, nice lot, covered front porch; steeple chase trees planted this spring., Call DAVID PITTSFIELD-REDUCED-328 CROSSMAN LANE-Very efficient, two bedroom home with one car attached garage; great starter home or wanting to down size; new windows; refinished floors; new inside paint; new kitchen cabinets/fixtures; newly remodeled bathroom; on corner lot. Very efficient; priced right!! Great investment!! Call DAVID PITTSFIELD-REDUCED BY $40,000-916 EAST WASHINGTON-Two story family home on Historical East Washington St. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, three car attached garage, fenced in ground pool, total 3095 sq. ft, situated on .74 acres m/l. Great investment!! Call DAVID. PITTSFIELD-818 EAST WASHINGTON ST.-REDUCED BY $10,000- Two story family home situated on Historical East Washington St. This home features; three/four bedrooms, 2 full and one half bath; kitchen has wonderful cabinets. All situated on .63 acre m/l. Great location, Call KIRBY PITTSFIELD-419 S. MEMORIAL-REDUCED BY $20,000-Very nice and elegant two story family home centrally located; this home features added charm with refinished interior for that era; four bedrooms, two baths, CA, electric, two car attached garage, extra big lot. A MUST SEE!! Call DAVID. PENDING/SOLD PENDING-PITTSFIELD-344 PIPER LANE PENDING-PITTSFIELD-20780 405TH



Cory Wilkinson 618-535-7255

David McCartney 217-491-1014

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320 W. Washington St. Pittsfield, Illinois 62363 • Ph: 217-285-6000 PIKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS New Listing: 123 Acres Derry Township 80 Acres Tillable Call Scott New Listing: 360 Acres With Cabin Located In Southern Pike County Excellent Hunting!! Call Scott New Listing: 62 Acres Located in Western Pike County, 2 acre stocked pond, great area! $4,400/acre Call Scott 80 Acres Excellent Tillable and Timber Call David 43 Acres Secluded Hunting Property with Creek Frontage & Food Plot Locations $3,650/acre Call Scott *broker owned 5 Acres All Timber, Located In Western Pike County, Prime Hunting Call David 43 Acres Excellent hunting and building site $3,650/acre Call David SOLD: 40 Acres With Home Excellent hunting property with nice home Call David SOLD: 68 Acres Almost 100% Tillable Land Located West Of Pittsfield $8,500/acre Call Scott SOLD: 15 Acres, Mostly timber, Nice Creek Located In Southern Pike Co. $3,590/acre Call Scott SOLD: 44 Acres All timber farm at the end of a dead end road! $3,290/acre Call Scott SOLD: 32.5 Acres Prime tillable acres SOLD: 38 Acres Awesome hunting farm in Southern Pike County Call Scott

CALHOUN COUNTY, ILLINOIS New Listing: 88 Acres Great Calhoun County recreational property! $3,200/acre Call Scott 550 Acres Unbelievable recreational property! Call Scott 64.5 Acres Located outside of Kampsville, Big timber farm $2,950/acre Call Scott SOLD: 68 Acres Big Timber Located Close To The Mississippi River, Great Food Plot Areas! Call Scott In cooperation with Whitetail Properties SOLD: 45.61 acres - Located in Northern Calhoun County, Solid timber, great hunting farm. $3950/acre. Call Scott SOLD: 245.5 Acres With Home Perfect mix of timber and fields, located in great area $3,395/acre SOLD: 80 Acres Located at the end of a dead end road, Big timber farm In cooperation with Landguys LLC SOLD: 83 Acres With Home 21 Acres Tillable/CRP, Balance Timber Perfect hunting property! $3,750/acre Call Scott SOLD: 75 Acres Great hunting property located in Northern Calhoun County $3,750/acre Call Scott SOLD: 110 Acres With Home Turnkey hunting property Call Scott SOLD: New Listing: 71 Acres Prime bottom land tillable $10,800/acre Call David

ADAMS COUNTY, ILLINOIS New Listing: 27 Acres Great hunting property, Creek, Timber, Pond, Comes with 5 year hunting lease on adjoining 13 acres $99,000 Call Scott PRICE REDUCED: 58 Acres Great investment property! Well balanced property with 25 tillable acres! $3,690/acre Call Scott 40 Acres Located 15 minutes from Quincy on a dead end road, Proven farm, $3,650/acre Call Scott SOLD: 171 Acres Great tillable farm with excellent income potential! SOLD: 7.5 Acres m/l Beautiful building site located close to Siloam Springs State Park. $3,400/acre Call Scott SOLD: 138 acres nice mix of timber and tillable. Call Scott

JERSEY COUNTY, ILLINOIS: New Listing: 41.5 Acres Great hunting & building location, $175,890 Call Kyle BROWN COUNTY, ILLINOIS: SOLD: 138.5 Acres 47 Acres Tillable, Balance in timber, Call Scott In cooperation with Agrivest Inc. MONTGOMERY COUNTY, ILLINOIS: New Listing: 21.5 Acres Pure Hunting! $73,100 Call Kyle SOLD: 41 Acres Awesome hunting 40 acres! $163,000 Call Kyle *in cooperation with Century 21 Simpson Realty

SCHUYLER COUNTY, ILLINOIS: SOLD: 71 Acres 20 Acres Tillable, balance in timber, Great hunting farm! $3,490/acre Call Scott AUDRAIN COUNTY, MISSOURI: SOLD: 27 Acres, 100% Tillable, Offering 5% Return On Investment DEKALB COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 203 Acres 162 Acres in tillable Great investment property Call Keith MONROE COUNTY, MISSOURI: SOLD: 50 Acres m/l Great hunting property with small hunters cabin! KNOX COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 160 Acres Excellent combination farm with great hunting! Call Keith HENRY COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 872 Acres Hard to find large investment property Call Keith LINN COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 74 Acres Nice agricultural farm offering 6% return on investment Call Keith SOLD: 40 Acres Great Investment property with excellent hunting Call Keith SULLIVAN COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 20 Acres. Nice affordable property Call Keith New Listing: 58 Acres Hunting farm with home Call Keith New Listing: 80 Acres Nice balance of timber & tillable Call Keith New Listing: 96 Acres Huge bordering timber & priced right! Call Keith New Listing: 140 Acres Turnkey Northern Missouri hunting farm Call Keith SOLD: 166 Acres Nice all around property *In cooperation with Whitetail Properties LEWIS COUNTY, MISSOURI: SOLD: 140 Acres Northeast Missouri hunting hotspot! In cooperation with Absolute Auction & Real Estate



Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Financial questions for adults considering their return to school As the economy has struggled, many adults have found themselves heading back to school. Mass layoffs contributed to high unemployment rates and left many adults without work wondering if going back to school is a good way to weather the storm and, once that storm is over, stand out among a crowded pool of job seekers. In 2009, 100 community colleges were surveyed by the American Association of Community Colleges, which, based on the survey, reported that community college enrollment had increased from 2 percent to 27 percent in just a year's time. Displaced workers played a significant role in that spike in enrollment, as men and women who lost their jobs increasingly decided to find a new career path that might offer more security. Though the economy has slowly started to recover, many adults are still considering a return to school. Of course, school can be expensive, and it helps to explore your financial options when mulling a return to school. Where will the money come from? Determining the cost of graduate school is not easy, as tuition varies greatly depending on a student's course of study. Public graduate schools are typically more affordable than private schools, but tuition will be expensive regardless of the university. Even adults who don't want to pursue a graduate degree but a new field of study entirely should expect tuition to be substantially higher than it was when they were students years ago. n Will your employer help pay? For those men and women who are still employed and want to continue their careers, it's quite possible your employer will help pay your tuition. Employer-funded tuition programs might earn your employer a tax deduction, so don't just assume your employer won't help cover some of the bill for your education. Some employers who help pay their employee's tuition will ask an employee to commit to the company for a certain number of years after they have earned their degree, while others will only provide assistance to employees who are not training for another career. n Can I go directly to the bank? Not all adults returning to school will qualify for financial aid (though all adults who can't afford to pay out of pocket should still apply), while others will not qualify for enough financial aid to cover the costs of their education. In such instances, you can go directly to the bank and apply for a private loan. Adults with strong credit histories should not have too much trouble securing private loans. However, loans from private lenders almost always come with higher interest rates than government loans. n Should I tap into my retirement savings? Tapping into retirement savings to pay for your education is a potentially costly maneuver. In addition to substantially reducing your nest egg, withdrawing money from a retirement account might incur penalties and taxes. What's more, if your retirement account has tax-deferred growth, then you'll be missing out on potentially significant earnings once you remove money from the account. It's typically a bad idea to tap into your retirement savings until you're actually retiring, so resist the temptation to do so when establishing your plan to pay for continuing your education. Thanks to the recession, many adults have returned to school to counter a layoff or advance a stagnated career. Before making such a decision, explore if it is financially prudent.



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Simple ways to secure a better night's sleep A variety of factors can impact how well individuals sleep at night. Though some people have preexisting medical conditions that affect the quality of their sleep, many more individuals who struggle with sleep can take some simple steps to alleviate such problems. n Establish and stick to a sleep schedule. Routine can make all the difference when it comes to falling asleep and maintaining that sleep through the night. That's because the sleep-wake cycle is governed by the circadian clock in the brain. This circadian function is strengthened when the body regularly wakes up and goes to bed at the same time. Once a sleep schedule has been established, men, women and children should do their best to stick to their routines on weekends, when many people tend to sleep in later. Upsetting a sleeping schedule on the weekend can make it more difficult for the body to readjust to the routine come Sunday night and Monday morning. n Emphasize an environment that is conducive to sleep. The NSF recommends individuals establish sleep environments that are dark, quiet, comfortable and cool. If an environment is not dark enough, individuals can wear eye shades or hang blackout curtains on windows to prevent outside light from entering their homes. Noise and other distractions, including cell phones that ring or vibrate each time a message is incoming, should be addressed. If necessary, men and women can store their cell phones in the kitchen or another room in the house overnight, reducing the likelihood that sleep will be interrupted by incoming phone calls, emails or text messages. Noise distractions, such as a partner snoring, can be remedied with ear plugs. n Don't eat dinner or drink alcohol too close to bedtime. The body needs adequate time to digest meals, so individuals who routinely eat shortly before going to bed might find it hard

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Applications are available from the Calhoun County Clerk’s Office, PO Box 187, Hardin, IL 62047, 618-576-2351. Applications for a mailed absentee ballot must be received in the Calhoun County Clerk’s Office by March 13, 2014. In-person absentee voting will be conducted in the Calhoun County Clerk’s Office Monday-Friday from 8:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. until March 17, 2014. The County Clerk’s Office will also be open on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for the purpose of early voting.

Rita Hagen, Calhoun County Clerk, announces that voters can cast a ballot prior to Election Day, March 18, 2014, without offering a reason or an excuse for wanting to vote early. For the March 18, 2014 Primary Election, early voting will begin March 3, 2014 and end March 15, 2014. Early voting will be conducted at the Calhoun County Clerk’s Office, 106 N County Road, Hardin, IL, Monday through Friday from 8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. The County Clerk’s Office will also be open Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for the purpose of early voting. Voters from the precincts of Belleview, Carlin, Crater, Hamburg, Hardin, Gilead, Richwoods and Point may take advantage of this service.

No-excuse absentee voting is now available for the March 18, 2014 Primary Election.

to fall asleep because the body is still working to digest foods. That can be uncomfortable. Alcohol should also be avoided before going to bed, as it can negatively affect the body's ability to get a deep sleep. Though alcohol right before bed might help men and women fall asleep more quickly, the sleep they get won't be as restorative as if they had abstained from alcohol in the hours before they went to bed.

Rita Hagen Election Authority 3.5.14

The Calhoun County Board of Commissioners amended the Liquor Control Ordinance of Calhoun County dated June 6, 2013 at their February 18, 2014 board meeting. This amendment is available for inspection at the Calhoun County Clerk’s Office, 106 N. County Road, Hardin, IL, to become effective 30 days from publication.

14-P-5 Deceased. CLAIM NOTICE

Katzman & Sugden LLC Petitioner 300 South Charles St. Belleville, IL 62220 618-235-2110 2.19,14, 2.26, 3.5

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES ENGINEERING SERVICES GRANT ADMINISTRATOR The Village of Hardin requests qualifications for engineering design services and grant administration for the water main replacement within the water system partially funded by CDAP (Community Development Assistance Program) through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The services required may include one or more of the following specialized services: water system planning, water system mapping, water system design, hydraulic computer modeling, grant administration and preparation of bid documents. Submittals for the engineering portion only, grant administrator portion only, or both combined services will be accepted by the Village. Information provided in the response to the RFQ must include: The specialized experience and technical competence of the firm with respect to requested services. References from previous clients for similar type of work. The firm will be selected based on the above qualifications. RFQ shall consist of no more than a one page letter addressing the requested items, with up to 3 additional pages of attached information including no more than two (2) single page resumes of key personnel and one page of no more than 3 references. The single page letter shall specifically list if the response is for the engineering portion only, the grant administrator portion only, or both services. The above information should be submitted in three (3) copies no later than March 21, 2014, 4:00 pm to Danielle Hurley, Village of Hardin, 101 East Main Street, P.O. Box 382, Hardin, IL 62047. For more information contact Danielle Hurley at 618-5762828. The Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites the submission of proposals from minority and women-owned firms. 3.5.14

Rita Hagen, County Clerk 3.5.14

In accordance with Section 17-20 of the Property Tax Code (35 ILCS 200/17-20), notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held at 10:30a.m., Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in the Offices of the Department of Revenue, 101 West Jefferson Street, Springfield, Illinois, for the purpose of taking evidence which may be pertinent to the Department’s estimate of the percent to be added to the aggregate assessment of locally assessed property in Calhoun County for the assessment year 2013. This hearing is required by the Property Tax Code. Based on the comparison of assessed valuations, the analysis of property transfers, and other available information, the estimated percentage to be added to the aggregate assessment of locally assessed property other than property assessed under Sections 10-110 through 10-140 and 10-170 through 10-200 of the Property Tax Code (35 ILCS 200/10-110 through 10-140 and 10-170 through 10200) is 10.45%. Accordingly, the tentative equalization factor is 0.8955. This meeting will be accessible to handicapped individuals in compliance with Executive Order #5 and pertinent state and federal laws upon notification of anticipated attendance. Handicapped persons planning to attend and needing special accommodations should contact Dana Baisden, either by telephone (217/785-6619) or letter (Department of Revenue, Property Tax Division - 4-500, 101 West Jefferson Street, P. O. Box 19033, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9033), by Tuesday, March 18, 2014, to inform of their anticipated attendance.



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VIRGINIA JONES A/K/A VIRGINIA B JONES A/K/A PAT JONES; KENNETH A JONES; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS. 36 HAMBURG ROAD MICHAEL, IL 62065 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on September 13, 2013, CALHOUN COUNTY SHERIFF in CALHOUN County, Illinois, will on April 7, 2014, in CALHOUN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, HARDIN, IL 62047, at 1:30PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of CALHOUN, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT FOUR (4), EXCEPT THE NORTH 20 FEET LOT FIVE (5) LOT SIX (6) THE EAST 80 FEET OF LOT SEVEN (7) THE EAST 80 FEET OF LOT EIGHT (8) AND THE EAST 80 FEET OF LOT NINE (9) EXCEPT THE NORTH 20 FEET THEREOF ALL IN BLOCK FOUR (4), IN THE VILLAGE OF MICHAEL, AS PLATTED OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 149, IN THE RECORDER’S OFFICE OF CALHOUN COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 07-06-27-401-403 COMMONLY

KNOWN AS: 36 HAMBURG ROAD MICHAEL, IL 62065 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY FRAME WITH BRICK,UTILITIES ON,NOT FOR SALE, NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $83,133.33. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce. com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1307615 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I590944 2.26.14, 2.5, 3.12

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CEMENT MASON UNION SEEKS NEW APPRENTICES Troy, Illinois- The Cement Masons Local No. 90 and Southern Illinois Builders Asscociation Joint Apprenticeship Committee announce that applications will be accepted from 8:00am -11:00am, April 7-11 and April 14-18, 2014 at the Local No. 90 office, 820 Lions Drive, Troy, Illinois. This is a three year program. QUALIFICATIONS ARE: • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age • Birth Certificate required • High School Diploma or GED • Reside within the territorial jursidiction of Calhoun, Greene, Macoupin, Jersey, Montgomery, Bond, Madison, Clinton, St. Clair and Monroe counties For more information, call 618-667-2562. WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

VACANCY NOTICE Calhoun CUSD #40 is currently taking applications for the following position:

CUSD Treasurer

Applicant should have background in finance and/or accounting Letters of interest should be sent to the Superintendent’s Office, P.O. Box 387, Hardin, IL 62047. Letters should be received in office by April 2, 2014. For more information, call Dr. Kate Sievers, at (618) 576-2722.

VACANCY NOTICE Calhoun CUSD #40 is currently taking applications for the following position:

High School Volunteer Assistant Softball Coach Interested applicants should send a letter of interest to the Calhoun CUSD #40 District Office, P.O. Box 387, Hardin, IL 62047

before Wednesday, March 12, 2014.


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If interested please submit an application or resume to: or Chris Akers, Human Resourses Calhoun Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, LLC #1 Myrtle Lane, Hardin, IL 62047 618-576-2278



Brian Hamer Director

310 S. County Rd. Hardin, IL 62047 Phone: (618) 576-2345 Fax: (618) 576-2245

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Benefits included: Paid Vacation, Personal & Sick Days and 401(k) .

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Hearing

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Rita Hagen, Election Authority



YVONNE M. MACAULEY Clerk of the Circuit Court

February 19, 2014 2.26.14, 3.5, 3.12


NOTICE is hereby given of the death of JASON TIMOTHY SAGEZ, of Hardin, Illinois. Letters of Office were issued on the Feb. 10th, 2014, to Timothy Sagez, HC61 Box 16BB, Hardin, IL, 62047, as Administrator, whose attorneys is Katzman & Sugden LLC, 300 South Charles St., Belleville, IL, 62220. Claims against the Estate may be filed in the Office of the Circuit Clerk of the Court at Calhoun County Courthouse, Hardin or with the above representatives, or both, on or before August 12th, 2014 and any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered by the claimant to the representatives and to the above attorneys within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Dated Feb. 10th, 2014.


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Denver Hashbrown Omelet

Denver Hashbrown Omelet



nly one meal has the power to pull even the most tired souls from the comfort of their beds — a delicious, satisfying and beautiful brunch. With its prime positioning between breakfast and lunch, brunch has quite a following of hungry fans. Whether celebrating a special occasion or “just because,” whether it’s an upscale or laid-back theme you’re after, brunch is an event in itself that brings people together with much anticipation. A savory selection For hosts who like to dabble in the classic morning components of eggs, hashbrowns and other breakfast fare, there are plenty of delicious recipes to serve up. Take this recipe for Denver Hashbrown Omelet, which supplies all the comforts of the diner-menu staple but is very easy to make at home as the Hashbrowns from Hungry Jack® are ready to use, fully-seasoned and can be easily stored in your pantry. New take on an old favorite For a hearty, American spin on an Italian favorite, you’ll adore the simplicity of this recipe for Skillet Hashbrown Frittata. This golden, delicious egg dish features mouthwatering turkey sausage, melted American cheese and Hungry Jack® Original Hashbrowns. These easy-to-serve, shredded potatoes are made with 100 percent Idaho Potatoes, cook perfectly crispy every time and can be used in a number of different meals — even those beyond the brunch table. Sweet and special While savory meals certainly have their place at brunch, a sweet dish is a great complement and the perfect addition for a well-rounded menu. Look for recipes that combine the elements of sweet and salty, like this dish for Potato Cheese and Apple Tarts. Fresh red delicious apples, gooey Smoked Gouda or Jack cheese and the creamy, homemade taste of Hungry Jack® Mashed Potatoes meld together for bite after delectable bite. For more delicious brunch recipes, visit

Skillet Hashbrown Frittata

Cheesy Potato and Apple Tarts

Cheesy Potato and Apple Tarts

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Yield: 12 servings (24 tarts) 1 1/3 cups Hungry Jack ® Mashed Potato Flakes 1 1/4 cups water 3 tablespoon butter, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup milk 1 cup shredded Smoked Gouda or Jack cheese 1 box (14 ounces) refrigerated pie crust, brought to room temperature 1 halved, cored and thinly sliced red delicious apple 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons chopped chives Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat water, 2 tablespoons of butter and salt to boiling in medium pot. Remove from heat, and stir in milk and mashed potato flakes with fork until smooth. Add shredded Gouda or Jack cheese and stir until melted. Cut pie crusts into 24 circles about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Using mini-muffin tin (with cups the size of 1 3/4-by-1-inch), place one pastry circle into each of 24 muffin cups, pressing slightly. Spoon about one tablespoon potato and cheese filling into each cup. Place in oven and bake until pastry edges are golden brown, about 12 to 14 minutes. In small pan, melt remaining tablespoon of butter. Add apple slices and saute until just tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in brown sugar and cook one more minute. When apple slices are cooled enough to handle, place a slice into each cup at an angle, trimming to fit if necessary. Sprinkle with chopped chives and serve.

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Yield: 8 servings 1 carton (4.2 ounces) Hungry Jack ® Premium Hashbrown Potatoes No-stick cooking spray 1 tablespoon butter 1 chopped onion, about 1 1/2 cups 1 diced green bell pepper, about 1 cup 8 eggs 1/2 cup milk (whole or 2 percent) 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 cup diced cooked ham Preheat oven to 450°F. Spray 9-by13-inch pan with no-stick cooking spray. Fill hashbrown carton to fill line with hot water. Let stand 12 minutes. Drain any excess water. Heat skillet over medium heat and add butter. After butter melts, add onion and bell pepper, and cook for 5 minutes. Whisk together eggs and milk in large mixing bowl. Add salt, potatoes, cheese, ham and vegetables; mix to combine. Transfer mixture to prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cooked through and starting to brown.

Skillet Hashbrown Frittata

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1 carton (4.2 ounces) Hungry Jack ® Original Hashbrown Potatoes 4 turkey sausage patties or 6 links 6 slices turkey bacon 8 eggs 1/4 cup milk 1/2 to 1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce, based on brand of hot sauce or to taste Pinch ground black pepper 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup diced onion 4 slices or 2/3 cup shredded American or cheddar cheese Fill hashbrowns carton to fill line with hottest tap water. Let stand 12 minutes. Drain any excess water. Cook turkey sausage and bacon according to package directions. Crumble or chop. Whisk eggs, milk, hot sauce and black pepper in bowl. Melt butter in 10- or 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened. Spread hashbrowns evenly in pan and part-way up sides. Cook without stirring until light golden brown and crisp on one side, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle crumbled sausage and bacon over potatoes. Pour eggs evenly over and arrange cheese on top. Cover skillet and reduce heat to low; cook until eggs are set in center and cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Serve from pan or slide onto platter, then cut into wedges.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Hardin, Illinois

Warriors win regional championship SAM ELLioTT

Okawville Class 1A Sectional

Calhoun News-Herald Its second upset victory in three days gave the Calhoun High School boys basketball team its first regional championship since the 2006-07 season after the Warriors beat Madison 52-42 in the Bunker Hill Class 1A Regional title game Friday at Bunker Hill High School. Calhoun, the regional's No. 3 seed, beat No. 2 Carrollton 53-50 Wednesday, Feb. 26, to set up its matchup with top-seeded Madison — ranked No. 7 in the season's final Associated Press Class 1A state poll. The regional semifinal victory against Carrollton was the Warriors' first against the rival Hawks since 2010. "It’s really nice to see the boys mentally get over the hump," Calhoun head coach Ryan Graner said. "We’ve been preaching to them all year that they have the athleticism and attributes needed to be a quality team. It was just a matter of psychologically believing that. Obviously, getting over the Carrollton hump helped a lot and we played with a lot of confidence against Madison." The Warriors' strategy against a fast and athletic Trojans squad included dictating the game be played at a slower pace. "The boys executed our game plan to a T," Graner said. "We knew we weren’t going to be able to run with them. We were going to have to slow the game down and we were able to do that early and we were just fortunate enough to be able to continue to control the tempo of the game pretty much throughout." Sophomore Mitchell Bick led all scorers with 19 points against Madison after scoring a game-high 24 two days prior against Carrollton. "He is showing flashes of what we’ve always thought he could be," Graner said. "I honestly think the sky is the limit for him. He’s only a sophomore and he’s been starting pretty much since day one. The kid’s a ball player and he has so many things he can do to make himself even better than he is now. He’s starting to understand that he can take it to the hole against most anybody and when he does, he’s a handful." Junior Gus Baalman scored 14 points against Madison and classmate Brandon Fraley added 10 points against Carrollton.

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(Above) Calhoun sophomore Mitchell Bick shoots over Carrollton's Cole Brannan during the Bunker Hill Class 1A Regional semifinals Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Bunker Hill High School. Bick scored a game-high 24 points in a 53-50 win against the Hawks and added a game-best 19 points as the Warriors beat Madison 52-42 in the regional title game Friday in Bunker Hill. (Left) Gus Baalman is swarmed by Carrollton defenders Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Bunker Hill High School.

He and Bick combined to go 16-of-19 at the free-throw line and Calhoun finished 25-of-29 overall. "We’re one of the strangest teams when it comes to free-throw shooting you’ll ever see," Graner said. "Some nights we hit them and some nights we don't." The Warriors trailed by as many as 11 points during the first quarter — in which they committed nine of their 13 total turnovers. Calhoun cut its deficit to one point at

The Warriors (18-8) faced Waterloo Gibault Catholic (22-8) in a Okawville Class 1A Sectional semifinal Tuesday at Okawville High School, but results were not available at press time. "They’re a heavily senior-laden team," Graner said of Gibault. "They’re all big, athletic kids. From the looks of their film, they can all dribble and shoot and they play very sound defense. We’re definitely going to have our hands full." Tuesday's winner will face either North Greene or Springfield Lutheran in the sectional championship game at 7 p.m. Friday in Okawville.

27-26 by halftime, but didn't take the lead for good until 1:01 remained in the fourth quarter when Andrew Sievers hit a jump shot for a 50-48 advantage. The senior has missed his previous eight shots from the field, but finished with eight points. "As a three-year starter and my senior captain, I expect him to step up in these situations," Graner said. "The fact that he showed enough determination to keep going after missing those shots was huge for us."

Game 1: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 Calhoun vs. Waterloo Gibault Catholic Game 2: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 North Greene vs. Springfield Lutheran Game 3: 7 p.m. Friday, March 7 Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner —— Sectional champion advances to Jacksonville Class 1A Super-Sectional, faces Brimfield Sectional winner — Brimfield, Kewanee Wethersfield, Liberty or Mendon Unity — at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 at the Jacksonville High School Bowl.

Bunker Hill Class 1A Regional Game 1: 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 No. 5 Brussels def. No. 4 Metro-East Lutheran 75-74 Game 2: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 No. 2 Carrollton def. No. 7 Mount Olive 64-34 Game 3: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 No. 2 Calhoun def. No. 6 Bunker Hill 58-51 Game 4: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 No. 1 Madison def. No. 5 Brussels 62-47 Game 5: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 No. 3 Calhoun def. No. 2 Carrollton 53-50 Game 6: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 No. 3 Calhoun def. No. 1 Madison 52-42 —— Calhoun advances to Okawville Class 1A Sectional

duo Brussels eliminated by Madison 62-47 Baalman earns all-state recognition


Calhoun News-Herald The Brussels High School boys basketball team put up a tough fight, but the Raiders were eliminated in the semifinals of the Bunker Hill Class 1A Regional after being edged by top-seeded Madison 62-47 Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Bunker Hill High School. Madison, ranked No. 7 in the season's final Associated Press Class 1A state poll, used a barrage of 3-pointers to take an early lead. The Trojans finished with nine made 3-pointers in total — seven in the first quarter against Brussels' zone defense. "I wish in that first quarter I'd have stopped halfway through it and gone to man [defense] right there," Raiders head coach Max Taulman said. "We went man-to-man from the second quarter on and we played them pretty dead even from the second quarter on." Brussels trailed 38-23 at halftime, but made a pair of runs in the second half to twice get within nine points of the lead. Raiders senior Riley Caselton led all scorers with 21 points while classmates Dakota Schulte and Tyler Friedel added 14 and 11 points, respectively. A 6-0 Brussels run including a 3-pointer and free throw by Friedel cut the Raiders' deficit to 56-47 with 3:12 to play in the fourth quarter, but Madison closed out the game on its own 6-0 run to bring an end to Brussels' 2013-14 campaign. The Raiders finished with a 10-17 overall record, including a 75-74 regional tournament victory against Metro-East Lutheran Monday, Feb. 24.

Calhoun High School is represented by a duo of Lady Warriors on a pair of girls basketball all-state teams. CHS freshman Grace Baalman was named to the Associated Press Class 1A all-state second team following her first season with the Lady Warriors. Sophomore teammate and cousin Grace Baalman was an honorable mention selection. Grace Baalman was also selected to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Class 1A and 2A all-state third team. Emaa Baalman received special mention honors from the IBCA.


Lady Hawks second at state tourney

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Raiders senior Tyler Friedel releases a shot near the basket against Madison during the teams' meeting in the semifinals of the Bunker Hill Class 1A Regional Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Bunker Hill High School.

Travis Kamp drives against a Madison defender Wedenesday, Feb. 26, in Bunker Hill. Brussels was edged by the regional's top seed in a 62-47 decision and ended its 2013-14 season with a 10-17 record.





The Carrollton High School girls basketball team ended its postseason run with a second-place finish at the Class 1A state tournament Saturday at Redbird Arena in Normal. The Lady Hawks (27-5) — who won the Hardin Class 1A Regional thanks to a 3-pointer in the final seconds agaisnt Calhoun before also claiming White Hall Sectional and Jacksonville Super-Sectional titles — beat Moweaqua Central A&M 40-38 in Friday's semifinals, but lost to Annawan 59-23 in the state championship game Saturday in Normal.

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