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APRIL 23, 2014

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Calhoun commissioners reject PTAB agreement, potentially seek appeal By BOB CROSSEN Calhoun News-Herald The Calhoun County Commissioners are refusing a proposed agreement made during Property Tax Appeal Board hearing that declared KT Winneberg be assessed as farm land. In addition to refusing the proposed agreement, the commissioners agreed to appeal the decision if the PTAB rules in favor of the land owner on the matter. A PTAB hearing decision earlier this year declared more than 80 parcels of KT Winneberg be assessed as farmland rather than as residential land. The original assessment of the land was approximately $360,000, and with the change in assessment

categorization that could drop below $5,000. Chairman Doug Wilschetz requested former State’s Attorney Charlie Burch give the commissioners an opinion on the matter, as he had a history with the case when he held public office. Burch said when the property cards were created years ago, the county made the effort to zone it as a subdivision and divided the land into a series of lots. Eighty-nine of those lots were part of the PTAB hearing decision. “We had this in court one time before,” Burch said. “The subdivision was approved by the county, and the whole of the area was platted and subdivided and put under restrictions.” Burch said when the sale was made in 2008, it was believed to be a sale

“The subdivision  was approved by the  county, and the whole  of the area was platted and subdivided  and put under restrictions.”

Charlie Burch Former State's Attorney for the purposes of taxation, meaning the land would be assessed as a residential area and purchase of land would be done per lot.

He said the deed for each individual lot will carry with it restrictions and covenants that are perpetual on that specific property. “So the concept that you’re using this as farming ground just isn’t the case. The whole of the property is a subdivision,” Burch said. He further explained the county installed sewer and water lines through the parcels and even paved roads through the subdivision. He said that documented evidence should prove the land is not farm land. The drastic shift in assessed value of the property could have major financial implications for Brussels Community Unit School District 42, which relies on local property taxes to fund education for students in southern Calhoun County.

“The school district is the one that’s going to suffer the most,” Burch said. “The kids in the Brussels School District are going to be the ones that lose 70 cents out of every dollar. … I think it’s in the county’s best interest to appeal the decision.” He said the county loses nothing by appealing the decision if it does not go its way. Brussels school board member Steve Pohlman said the board is already making a budget based around the hearing decision. “We don’t spend a lot of dollars every year. We will have that money three years from now to be able to pay back,” Pohlman said. “I feel a little bit worse about leaving it on the table.” The PTAB has not made a final (See, PTAB, A2)

All dressed up for Easter. See page B1

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Product of pride; barn quilts a growing trend. See page B2

SPORTS

Lady Warriors reach 15 victories. See page B8

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What's happening between the rivers. See page A3

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Jacob Brannan seeks out Easter eggs during an Easter egg hunt Sunday morning in Hardin. The William C. Horman Memorial Park was filled with children chasing down the candy-filled  eggs which were all snatched up in a matter of minutes. 

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Goldenrod on its way Cakeway to the West reaches Calhoun Co. to St. Louis for restoration By BOB CROSSEN Calhoun News-Herald The historic Goldenrod Showboat will receive the repair attention it needs to re-enter the St. Louis riverfront, after an agreement was made between the company mooring the boat and a St. Louis association. The Historic Riverboat Preservation Association has entered into an agreement with Pool 24 Tug, a Kampsville mooring company, to purchase the boat. The Goldenrod had been put up for auction last fall with a court order, but Pool 24 was the only bidder for the more than 100-year-old vessel. Pool 24 paid nearly $70,000 for the boat. At the time Jake Medford, a Jerseyville resident who has volunteered time to help restore the boat since 2010, presented a petition requesting the boat not be sold for scrap, but rather restored to its former glory. Medford said the HRPA’s purchase of the boat is the first step in getting the vessel back into the water where it can be used as a museum and entertainment venue. “It would be turned back into a theater and/or music venue,” Meford said. “Also it is going to be what it is now, a National Historic Landmark. Some tours will be given to look around…It’s quite unique. The boat was purchased last week for $40,000 with the remain-

ing $30,000 to be paid over the next six months. Medford said getting the boat to St. Louis will increase its visibility and allow for better fundraising opportunities. “We are accepting donations at this time and plenty of fundraisers are in the works,” Medford said in a message to Calhoun News-Herald. “We have a team of volunteers that are dedicated to this project. These great people are working non-stop to clean, secure and monitor the Goldenrod, while others are talking to local governments and city leaders to get fundraisers planned out and the fine details covered.” He said the boat will be inspected by the Coast Guard and a marine surveyor before towboats tug the vessel to St. Louis where it will be moored during its restoration. After it is restored, he said the association plans to open it as a tourist destination with theater shows and historic tours. The Goldenrod Showboat was declared a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service in 1968 and is the last showboat to run on the Mississippi River. Only 2,540 properties have gained the National Historic Landmark distinction. The only other surviving showboat, the Majestic, is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Mississippi River’s historic showboat was built in 1909 – three years before the Titanic – in Parkersville, W.V. by the Pope Dock (See, goldenrod, A2)

By BOB CROSSEN Calhoun News-Herald In keeping with its mission to improve tourism to the county, the Calhoun Community Foundation has sponsored a cake installation in Hardin celebrating the 250-year anniversary of St. Louis’ founding. A total of 250 cakes will be installed at important locations in the St. Louis area to mark their significance in the city’s history, and all of them will remain in their designated spots through the end of the year as part of the Cakeway to the West event. As of Monday at 11 a.m., 220 of the cakes had been delivered to their respective locations in the St. Louis area, including the one in Hardin located in the William C. Horman Memorial Park along the riverfront. The Calhoun County cake has a focus on wildlife, both aquatic and terrestrial. A large deer lines one side with a pair of bears, rabbits and a raccoon. Swans and fish also litter the blue cake sculpture. Robbie Strauch, CCF member, said the cake in Hardin was not painted specifically for Calhoun C

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County – it had been prepainted along with other cakes – but rather was personalized with the year of the county’s founding and the Calhoun name. Strauch said the cake could bring more tourists to the area. “It’s gong to be a good opportunity for tourists to come,” Strauch said. “We thought the riverfront with the historic bridge in the background would be a great location.” The visitor’s center in Brussels was also in the running as a location for the cake, but with potential road construction, CCF members believed Hardin would be a more easily accessed location. During a regular meeting of the Calhoun County Commissioners, Larry Wieneke, commissioner, said the cake was originally intended for Anheuser Busch in St. Louis. He said the company chose not to get one, leaving a cake open for a new location. “Hopefully, it will promote tourism,” Wieneke said. “It’s got some kind of little chip in it where if you’ve got a smartphone, you can click onto it.” The cakes serve as a (See, cAkewAy, A2)

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Grace Hurley admires the stl250 cake located in William C. Horman Memorial Park in Hardin. The cake is one of 250 cake installations placed throughout the St. Louis region  celebrating  the  250-year  anniversary  of  St. Louis'  founding.  A  smart  phone  application  has  GPS coordinates and a map for the location of each cake.


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(Contined from A1) decision on the property’s status as the decision that sparked the issue was made during a hearing. The commissioners agreed to appeal the final decision of the appeal board if it agrees the land be assessed as farm land. If the case is found to not be in favor of the county – meaning the land would maintain a farm land assessment – the school district and the county would be subject to paying the difference in taxes back to the land owner for the 2010 taxes payable in 2011. Taxes for 2011 and 2012 are also before the appeal board, and the commissioners said they would take a similar stance with those years of taxes, as well. Additionally, the commissioners approved a bid from Tony Stein to mow grass on the county’s grounds for $95 per mow, a price which was higher than the only other bid avail-

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(Contined from A1) Company for W.R. Markle. The boat changed hands after Markle took ownership, sustaining damage in a number of accidents before it came into the custody of Captain Bill Menke. Menke brought the Goldenrod to St. Louis, where it gathered much of its fame. Originally moored in St. Louis in 1937, Menke marketed the vessel so successfully that tickets to theater shows – the boat can hold 1,400 people – were often sold out before the boat would dock for boarding theater-goers. The boat experienced more drama than just that in its theater, however, as it sank two times before 1950 and was salvaged after each incident. On June 1,1962, a fire – the result of faulty wiring – tore through the boat, ruining the auditorium and integrity of the boat’s structure. St. Louis businessmen and theater enthusiasts began a restoration campaign to fix the boat. Led by Frank Pierson and Don

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(Contined from A1) scavenger hunt of sorts. The organization responsible for the initiative, stl250, even created a smartphone application which people can download to search for them. The application boasts a map with a location for each cake, and once the user gets close enough to the cake, it will check it off on the list, unlocking a 250-word history of the area. Three cakes are also located in neighboring Jersey County where the first cake installation was made at Aeries Winery in Grafton. Additional cakes in Jersey County can be found at Pere Marquette and outside the courthouse in Jerseyville. Erin Budde is the executive director of stl250, the nonprofit responsible for the Cakeway to the West event. She said the cake installations are a celebration of St. Louis, but the organization also wanted to make the event inclusive of surrounding points of interest. Although the founding of St. Louis is the focal point, she said the region has grown tremendously since 1764. However, many of the interesting locations and tourist des-

able to the commissioners. Sassafrass Hollow Lawn Service placed a bid at $92.99 per mow for lawn service. Calhoun County Commissioner Phil Robeen is affiliated with the lower bid, and Wilschetz said he worried approving his bid would invite criticism upon the board. Other commissioners agreed and approved the contractual agreement with Stein in a 3-0 vote with Robeen and Wilschetz abstaining. In other business, the commissioners: n Approved the minutes of the previous meeting and the bills. n Discussed drafting a resolution allowing the ambulance service to use a credit card to pay for paperless services. n Approved liquor licenses for Stonebridge Valley Art Center owned by Linda Basden and Point Pleasant in Golden Eagle owned by Alex Schulte.

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Hardin KC hosts benefit for Buchanan By BOB CROSSEN Calhoun News-Herald The Knights of Columbus Hall in Hardin will host a benefit April 26 for a local 23-year-old who was diagnosed with syringomyelia one year ago. The daughter of Patty Buchanan of Hardin and Jimmy Buchanan of Carrollton, Marissa Buchanan was diagnosed with the rare spinal cord disorder in

“She's already done one trip to New York where they were unable to help her there.”

Carrie Cox Organizer Franz, the boat was restored at an estimated cost of $300,000 and was officially reopened in 1965. The boat was in service near St. Charles, Mo., until 1991 when it bottomed out in the Mississippi River, requiring another $300,000 for repair. John Swartz came into ownership of the boat after that and donated it to HRPA before it was moored at Pool 24 in Kampsville. It incurred nearly $70,000 in mooring fees in the past three to four years since it was located at the Calhoun County dock, and worries last fall were that it would be sold for scrap. Medford said he is happy to have an amiable resolution to the boat’s history and is excited for its restoration. “It is relieving,” Medford said. “It’s truly relieving and exciting to see.” For more information about the Goldenrod Showboat, visit goldenrod-showboat.com. For regular updates like the Goldenrod Showboat on Facebook.

tinations in the area are overlooked for bigger landmarks. She said she hopes the event and the free phone application will promote exploration for the communities along the river. “People don’t go out and visit them alone unless they have family there or specific activities that they like to do, so this is an opportunity, I think, to really get people to venture out a little bit further,” Budde said. The executive director of stl250 said 50 locations for the cakes were chosen through a public vote that began last Thanksgiving through the end of the year. The remaining 200 locations were chosen from a diverse set of people who nominated a total of 400 spots. A smaller committee, called the cake task force, Budde said, ranked each location by five criteria including a site’s unique character for the St. Louis area, an easily understood history and a history that ties into the larger picture of St. Louis’s history. For more information about Cakeway to the West or other events conducted by stl250, visit stl250. org.

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which a cyst forms within the spinal cord. Over time the cyst expands from within the cord outward. It compresses and injures nerve fibers causing extreme pain. Carrie Cox, an organizer for this weekend’s benefit, said fluid also builds up around the spinal cord, putting added pressure on the nervous tissue. Syringomyelia is just one of the health issues with which Marissa is dealing, and Cox said the benefit was created to help the Buchanan family financially as they look to visit the Mayo Clinic May 5. “She’s already done one trip to New York where they were unable to help her there,” Cox said, noting there is still not much known about the disorder. “She will now travel to the Mayo Clinic in search of treatment there.” The event organizer said the disorder has taken a great toll on Marissa’s parents, who have seen their daughter in a state of decline because of the rare spinal cord issue. In addition to the pain, Cox said Marissa has had her hardships, as well. Prior to the diagnosis, she was working at a hospital as part of her collegiate studies, but as the symptoms

became worse, she was unable to continue her job. Cox said Marissa is a family-oriented person who loves being around for other people, and at 23 years old, she’s also been unable to attend her friends’ weddings and other gatherings. “She’s pretty much bed-bound and housebound,” Cox said. “It’s very much affected her parents. They’re watching their child be very, very sick, and have no answers, no way to help her. “And also it’s been a very big toll on her. She’s 23. She’s watching all of her friends getting married and have children. She’s kind of stuck in a place where she’s happy for them but she wants to be part of their days and kids and she’s not able to.” The event organizer said the Mayo Clinic visit could be a turning point, however. Marissa would need two surgeries – one on her spinal cord and another on her brain – that would be quite costly to the family without additional help. The benefit will be hosted at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Hardin April 26 starting at 2 p.m. Attendees will be treated to a hog roast in addition to live music, a 50/50 raffle and a host of other drawings, including a gun raffle and a television raffle. Those interested in the gun raffle will have to provide their FOID card before buying a ticket. The television up for raffle is a 32-inch flat screen. An auction for more than 75 items will begin at 6 p.m., she added, and all proceeds from the event will go to the family to supplement its medical expenses. Cox said there has been an outpouring of volunteers who have helped to plan and organize the event for Saturday, and said she is grateful for their help in putting the benefit together. Those who are unable to attend but would like to help the family may also donate by visiting the Bank of Kampsville, where monetary donations are accepted on behalf of the Buchanans. Cox said donors can also put money toward the American Syringomyelia and Chiari Alliance Project online by visiting asap.org.

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WHAT'S GOING ON BETWEEN THE RIVERS ■ Point News

This coming Thursday, April 24, at 6 p.m. the Brussels and Batchtown Women’s Clubs will hold a Health Fair at the Brussels Grade School Cafeteria. The Health Fair is open to everyone, free of charge. Speakers throughout the evening will be Dr. Burk, Orthopedic Surgeon, Jen Bell will update everyone on the JCHospital services, Prem Barton, MD will make a presentation on “What I Know about Cancer’, Cindy Barrett on Diabetes management and Dr. Travis Impellizzeri will speak on services provided by Jerseyville Pain Relief Center. There will be free health screenings from 6 to 7 p.m., which includes blood pressure, diabetes and glucose testing. Two blood tests TSH (thyroid) and PSA (prostate) for a cost of $10/ea. Throughout the evening over 40 door prizes will be given away and after the presentations and refreshments raffle prize winners will be drawn. Raffle tickets are still available $1/each or 6 for $5 from various businesses and from club members. Please come join us for an informative evening. The Brussels Woman’s Club met on Monday afternoon in the Wittmond dining room for their monthly meeting. Hostesses for the day were Judy Burch, Judy Klemme and Maggi Wester. Final preparations were made for the upcoming Health Fair. Also discussed was the opening of the Visitor’s Center in the Brussels Village Hall, every week-end beginning on May 3. The program on Art, entitled Past, Present and Future of the Calhoun Art Guild was presented by Gloria Marienau. Maggi’s homemade pies with vanilla ice cream were enjoyed by everyone, along with coffee and iced tea. Many thanks to the hostesses for a wonderful afternoon. Congratulations to Richard and Pat Meseke, owners and operators of Hardin Ready Mix on their 30 years in business this month. Not only do they install foundations and pour basements but also septic tanks, holding tanks, sewage treatment plants, have concrete blocks, landscape blocks, retaining walls, sealers, rebar, etc. Best wishes Richard and Pat on this milestone! Congratulations to Tyler Friedel, son of Alan and Kathy Friedel and Elizabeth Klaas, daughter of Greg and Cheryl Klaas of Brussels High School who were recently awarded the Silver Medallion Academic Excellence Award. A banquet, along with the presentations to area high

school students, was held at Lewis & Clark College in Godfrey on Thursday evening. This was the 26th Award Banquet to honor high school graduates that have achieved the highest standing in their respective high school class. Only the top 8 percent of each graduation class received the Silver Medallion Award. My visitor and overnight guest on Wednesday was my cousin, Jeff Bopp of Parkersburg, West Virginia. We enjoyed a great day together looking through old photo’s, taking a ride around the Beechville area were he visited while growing up with his great Uncle Herb and great Aunt Mabel Bopp. Jeff is the son of Geneva Bopp of Springfield, MO and the late Milton Bopp, and grandson of the late Earl and Ollie Bopp. Jeff was enroute to Springfield to spend Easter weekend with his mother, sister Janie & family and brother Mike Bopp. Congratulations to DJ and Heather (Pohlman) Neese of Edwardsville on the birth of a son on March 26. The infant, weighing 8 lbs. had been given the name Rafe Jerrod. Grandparents are Tom and Pennie Pohlman of Brussels and Dennis and Judi Neese of Edwardsville. Older brother is Marek, age 2. On Friday I accompanied my son John Carnes to Illinois State University in Normal, IL. There I enjoyed a tour of the campus with my granddaughter Hannah Carnes before returning to Edwardsville. Hannah, along with her friend Bonnie Schutte, returned with us to spend the Easter holidays with their parents. Enjoyed the afternoon and evening with all of them and a delicious dinner in Springfield enroute home. Many thanks to all. Saturday evening the descendants of the late Moody and Dora McKenney, enjoyed dinner at the Barefoot Restaurant in Hardin. Not only was this a pre-Easter gettogether, but also the celebration of Dorene Halemeyer’s 85th birthday. Many more “Happy and Healthy Ones” Dorene. On Easter Sunday guests of Dorene Halemeyer were her daughters Hope Anderson of Liberty and Kim Devine of Fieldon. Jeff and Debbie Kamp, Blake and Shannon hosted Easter dinner on Sunday afternoon at their home. Both the Kamp and Hagen families were in attendance. Guests of George and Yvonne Baecht on Easter were their son and family, Keith and Becky Baecht,

by Carol Sue Carnes ■ 883-2333 Matthew and Samuel of Jerseyville. St. Matthew Church hosted their 6th annual Easter Breakfast and Egg Hunt on Sunday morning before services. Many were in attendance for the delicious breakfast casseroles, biscuits and gravy, donuts, homemade cinnamon rolls and coffee cakes and an assortment of fresh fruit, along with orange juice, coffee and milk. Thanks to all who donated food and helped with the breakfast. Roy and Barb Hagen hosted Easter dinner at their home on Sunday. Present were Kenny and Judy Devening, Mitchell and Paige of St. Peters, Dave and Kara Hagen, Emma and Ryan of Meppen and Derrick and Jan Bick, Cole and Kaela of O’Fallon. Shelly Scherer of O’Fallon accompanied Cyndi Axford, Madison and Mackenzie of Chesterfield to Brussels on Sunday. There they joined me for breakfast at St. Matthew Church hall and for services afterwards. Before returning home we stopped at Roy and Barb Hagen’s to see the six baby ducks Barb had purchased for her grandchildren. The ducks, of course, will remain on the farm here for the children to enjoy. Upon returning home the girls helped me finish Easter dinner. Later in the afternoon we were joined by Don “Tubby” Funk of Batchtown for more visiting and a light lunch that evening. Both Trevor and Dennis had to work so were unable to join us. Karen Kinder was pleasantly surprised on Saturday evening with a 50th birthday celebration. The event was held at Point Pleasant in Golden Eagle with many relatives and friends in attendance. Hosting the evening were her husband Mike, daughter Samantha and son Kevin. Many more “happy ones” Karen! Birthday greetings this week to Dorene Halemeyer, Gloria Snyders, Sarah Kinder, John Haug, Shannon Kamp, Keith Eilerman, Steven Nolte, Brennen Grimes, Scott LaMarsh, Heather Sievers, Elly Pohlman, Mackenzie Plough, Melvin Wieneke, Wyatt Pohlman, Anita Baecht, Susan Haug-Kinder and all others celebrating their natal day at this time. Happy Anniversary to Vince and JoAnn Brinkman, Joe and Cyndi Kinder and all other couples celebrating a wedding anniversary this week. There will be a multi-family yard sale at the Brussels Village Hall on Friday afternoon May 2 and Saturday, May 3. More information to follow next week.

■ Blessings from Belleview by Chris Thomas ■ 217-734-9012

We had a great Resurrection Sunday at BCC! We had several visitors and are absolutely thankful that they chose to join us on Sunday. I want to thank Debbie Hall for calling our family and inviting us to Hamburg for their Easter Egg Hunt in Hamburg. My children had a fantastic time. Great job Hamburg for a wonderful funfilled afternoon! I would like to send a birthday shout out to Caden Hayn who celebrates a birthday on April 23. Also, a happy birthday to my wife who celebrates her birthday on April 26. I am excited to announce that BCC is in the process of expansion planning. To accommodate the growth of our youth ministry, we will be looking into a building to house two rooms for our youth ministry. This building will also come in handy during our Vacation Bible School each July. Be sure to look for details in the upcoming weeks. Parenthood, an adventure that never ceases. Even when the children grow old and leave their homes, the adventure continues, only the name has changed to grandparenthood. Taking a shower is akin to partaking in an obstacle course for all the toys that we have to step over. The little plastic boats line the edges of the tubs, you feel a level of embarrassment when you notice the Little Mermaid figure is

gawking at you with her innocent blue eyes, the rubber ducky floats around your feet, and instead of smelling like the musky scent of soap geared to men, you smell like bubble gum because you grabbed the pink soap by accident. A trip from the couch to the refrigerator and back is like walking through a minefield. In fact, my wife stepped on a Lego and sprained her ankle and fractured her pinky a few weeks back. Toys today have gotten so complex and complicated. A few weeks ago, a friend and I talked about the video games of 20 years ago compared to the video games of today. We pined for the day where video game controls required only one button and a joystick, now, most games require 10 buttons and a control pad in your hand. Technology is phenomenal but I admit I do miss the simpler times. The times when a twig can become an imaginary gun in the hands of a young boy wearing a cowboy hat chasing down the bandits that held up the Belleview to Brussels stagecoach. The times when the phrase “All the world is a stage” refers to the sandbox in the backyard. A time when following the leader meant following one of your siblings hopping on one foot and climbing under a low hanging tree branch while joyously laughing. Simpler

times. Trees were more than shades, they were objects to climb and see England from. Getting to China required a plastic red pail and a small blue shovel. Being constructive was simply using large die cast Tonka trucks and cranes and imagination to build the tallest sky scraper in the world. Now our toys have batteries, wires, and buttons. Batteries wear out, buttons stop working, and wires become dislodged. That is usually on the first day. My daughter came to me with a broken toy in hand. It was one that she got for Easter. I was a bit apprehensive as to what toy needed a father’s fixing because most of their toys have been built beyond my comprehension. In her hand was a reminder of those simpler times. They were also times that were simpler to fix. Do you know those balls attached to a paddle by a rubber string? The ball had come loose from the string. It wasn’t anything that a large needle could not fix. I loved the look on her face as I presented to her the newly repaired toy. Much better than the look I get when I tell her the toy is beyond my repair. Isn’t that much like our lives today? We have allowed our lives to become so complicated that we have forgotten how to enjoy and appreciate the simpler things?

■ Summit Grove News

by Martha Narup ■ 653-4306

Mother Nature gave us a beautiful day for Easter! Marlinda and Lane visited Grandma Narup on Friday so I could see Lane color eggs and then hunt them. I really enjoyed it. They were here for lunch with Terry. The farmers are busy getting their crops in.

Dennis, Carmen, Bo, Kristina, and Olivia spent the weekend in the Ozarks. Dennis took Martha to the dentist on Thursday. Vivian spent the weekend with Martha. Sunday we went to mass the to Bill, Rita, Myra and Lexi’s for lunch. That afternoon we went

to Odelehr’s Market to look at the flowers. Vivian went with us. Megan bought a hanging basket for grandma. I got some flowers and when Bill and Rita took me home they planted them for me. Hope it doesn’t turn cold. Happy birthday to Abby Herrmann.

■ Batchtown News

by Dorothy Klockenkemper ■ 396-2468

The Easter egg hunt at the Town Park was a great success. The annual event is sponsored by the Batchtown Woman’s Club and is always held the Saturday before Easter, this year was Saturday April 19. Traditionally the Easter Bunny meets the children at the Town Building and leads them to the Park for the hunt. There were around 100 children there to enjoy the hunt and to play on the new playground equipment installed last year. Parents, children and the community enjoyed visiting and watching the hunt. The Woman’s Club would like to thank everyone who contributed with monetary donations or Easter candy for the hunt. The Easter egg hunt is a day to look forward to every year and constitutes great memories. The Brussels/Batchtown Women’s Clubs are sponsoring the Health Fair this Thursday evening at the Brussels Elementary School. There is a raffle ticket circulating with the Woman’s Club members and at businesses. There are 51 prizes. The tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Door prizes at the health fair are nice too, and will be given out during the evening. Dr. Burk from Edwardsville will talk about hip replacement surgery and related health issues. There will be screenings, and booths set up for the Jerseyville Hospital staff, and Calhoun Health Department. The health fair is for men and women, and may be a good source of knowledge on issues important to you. The evening begins at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Come join the Women’s Clubs, and health professionals for the evening. The Women’s Clubs support the events and help to promote good community living for everyone. Consider becoming a member. The Wilma Krysl family all went to Gene and Rosie Stumpf’s home for Easter. The whole family attended. Vera Ann Klockenkemper enjoyed Easter Day with Ted and

Elda Hayn and family. It was a nice visit. Easter visitors at the home of Elsie Kirn were her daughter, Bev Williams and her granddaughters Alissa and Kellie Mae and husband Rob and son Jackson. Also present were sons Chris Franke and Cathy, Ted Franke and Lea, and Jeff Franke. It was a good day together. A birthday party was held at Brain Eilerman’s home in St. Louis for Lindsey who was two years old, and Jacob who was four years old. They had a Precious and Pirate theme party. Kenny, Bette, Nick, and Lisa and friend Brian Lumpkin, Mike, Tracie, Michael, Haylie, and Allison, Greg, Lauren, Brannan and Addison were all in attendance. Afterward they celebrated Easter together. The children had a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt. Lisa received her Pharmacy pin at a pinning ceremony at SIUE, Thursday. Lisa has three weeks of school left before graduation. Congratulations Lisa on your accomplishments. Delmar and Barb Bick hosted Easter for their family. Everyone in the family attended and all enjoyed the evening and wonderful day. Wendy Twitchell from California, visited her family Darlene and Jim Twitchell over Easter. Everyone enjoyed seeing and visiting with her. An Easter celebration was held at the home of Lee and Jean Tepen. Those attending were Mark, Amanda and Brynlie of Hardin, Jason, Cheryl, Sophia, and Owen Tepen of St. Charles, Jan and Melanie, and Logan Tepen of Batchtown. Others attending were; Bill and Mary Tepen, Tom, Kay and Tyler Tepen, and Abby Herrmann of Hardin, Alan Tepen, Tom, and Sharon, Enis, and Jasmine, Jim and Melissa Clark all of Meppen. Everyone had a good time. Pat and Vera Droege returned

from a trip to Florida. They visited Donnie Reyes and other family members. Easter guests of Bernadine Snyders home was her family, Kevin and Sue and family, Rick and Jo Ann and family, Jean and Mark and family, and Kenny and Carrie and family. It was a nice day together. Ralph and Sarah Jane Funk spent Easter at home with Kathy Funk, Susie and Norman Underwood, and Gary, Renee and children Katie and Josh Funk. They all had a good Easter. Conformation will be held for Blessed Trinity, Tuesday April 22 at St. Joseph Church in Meppen. Drinking From a Saucer Author Unknown I’ve never made a fortune And it’s probably too late now. But I don’t worry about that muchI’m happy anyhow. As I go along life’s journey I’m reaping better than I sowed. I’m drinking from my saucer ‘Cause my cup has overflowed. And I remember times when things went wrong, And my faith got a little thin. But then all at once the dark clouds broke And the old sun broke though again. So Lord, help me not to gripe About the tough rows I have hoed. I’m drinking from my saucer ‘Cause my cup has overflowed. And if God gives me the strength and courage When the way gets steep and rough, I won’t ask for other blessings, I’m already blessed enough. And may I never be too busy To help another bear his load. Then I’ll keep drinking from my saucer, ‘Cause my cup has overflowed.

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BROWN Paul A. Brown, Sr., 84, of Grafton died at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at his home and birthplace with his family at his side. He was born Nov. 20, 1929, in Chautauqa, the son of the late Thomas and Olive (Cain) Brown. He married Betty Godar. He retired from Mead Packaging in Godfrey after 40 years. He also farmed. He was a member of Calhoun Masonic Lodge #792 and was past Master three times, Odd Fellows Lodge, Ainad Shriners, York Rite, Scottish Rites, Grandma Degree and Hillbilly Degree. Paul enjoyed spending time with family and friends, farming, and attending meetings with his Masonic and Shriners friends. Survivors include his wife, Betty Brown of Hardin; children, Linda Taylor of La., Tom Brown of Mt. Olive, Robert and Nichelle Brown of Columbia, Mo., and Paul and Sara Brown, Jr. of Fieldon; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law and two sisters-inlaw, Frank and Peg Godar and Mary Lou Godar. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Cletus Brown; a daughter, Betty “Sis” Brown; eight brothers and two sisters; his former wife, Dolle Noel; and a brother-inlaw, Cletus Godar. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 18 at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville with Masonic Rites at 3:35 p.m. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial took place in Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to Shriners Hospital or the charity of one’s choice.

Francis J. “Frankie” Biesk, 77, of Wood River died at 11:40 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. He was born on Jan. 25, 1937 in Golden Eagle, the son of Joe J. and Ellen M. (Bryant) Biesk. He was formerly married to Dorothy (Brugger) Biesk. Frankie served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was employed at Colonial Bakery in Alton for 35 years as a route man then became a route supervisor. He then went to work as a route supervisor for Earth Grain. Frankie was a member of Wood River Moose Lodge # 1349 and the Wood River Masonic Lodge # 1062 AF&AM. He was an avid carpenter, building houses and doing work throughout the Riverbend area. He loved to golf and spend time in Florida where he was a snow bird. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Missy Biesk of Hartford; a daughter, Julia Frances of Alton; three grandchildren, Morgan and her husband PFC Tyler Robertson, MaKenzie Biesk and Joel Biesk; one granddaughter, Raeleigh; brother, sisters and their spouses, Raymond and Martha Biesk, Rosemary Martin, Ivy and Gerald Eberhart and Theresa Nolte; and several nieces, nephews, greatnieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, John Biesk. Visitation was from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Charles West officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Memorials may be made to Hope Animal Rescue in Alton. Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com

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I wish to thank Pastor Butler, our family, and friends for all their cards, calls, visits, and concern. Special thanks to the Calhoun Ambulance, Sheriff’s Department, Gary Funk, and his employees for taking such great care of me at the time of my accident. God Bless Roy Jacobs

The Helena Roth family would like to thank everyone for their thoughtfulness and prayers in the loss of our sweetheart, mom, grandma, and great grandma. As many of you already know, the pain and sorrow of losing a loved one is a struggle and true test of faith.

The Helena Roth family would like to thank everyone for their thoughtfulness and prayers in the loss of our sweetheart, mom, grandma, and great grandma. As many of you We especially want to thankalready the Calhoun know, the pain and Nursing and Rehab for the special care they of losing a loved one sorrow gave Mom. A special thank you, also, to the Calhoun is a Ambulance struggle and true test of faith. personnel, who were always quick to respond. We especially want to thank the Calhoun Nursing Thanks to Phil Gress and Jim Ringhausen for guiding our family and Rehab through the difficult decisions.for the special care they gave Mom. A God bless the St. Michael’s Altar Society for the wonderful meal thank you, also, toflowers. the Calhoun Ambulance and tospecial everyone who donated money, memorials, food and Thank you, Father Roberts, for your kindness to Mom and the personnel, who were always quick to respond. wonderful service, and to Robin Hillen and choir, a special thank you for the beautiful music into Mom’s honorGress at Mass. and Jim Ringhausen for Thanks Phil May God bless all of you. guiding through the difficult decisions. Haroldour Rothfamily and Family God bless the St. Michael’s Altar Society for the wonderful meal and to everyone who donated money, memorials, food, and flowers. Thank you, Father Roberts, for your kindness to Mom and the wonderful service, and to Robin Hillen and choir, a special thank you for the beautiful music in Mom’s honor at Mass. May God bless all of you - Harold Roth and Family

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Last summer during a family reunion my parents, my brothers, and my sister and I, along with the children and in-laws, took a short excursion to the cemetery to visit some family gravesites. My parents grew up in the same small town, and all four of my grandparents’ graves are there, as well as the plots of extended family. All of my grandparents, and all of their siblings (my great aunts and uncles), are now gone, and so there is no denying the fact that my parents’ generation will be the next to “make the journey home,” as it were. When my paternal grandfather died, I distinctly remember having the realization

of how important it was for there to be an afterlife, because I really wanted to see him again. As we get older and lose more of our family we realize that we have family in two different realms, the here and the hereafter. None of us knows exactly what awaits us after death. That is just not part of the cosmic plan. Going to the family graves, especially in the company of your family, with all of the generations present, confirms that life does indeed go on, and provides hope and comfort that those who have gone before us await our homecoming.

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Piasa Winery and Pub Mushroom Festival Sunday By BoB CRoSSEN Calhoun News-Herald The Piasa Winery and Pub in Grafton will host its 11th Mushroom Festival in 12 years after last year’s event was flooded out. Kathryn Jones, general manager of Piasa Winery and Pub, said people are craving the festival after nearly two years since the last event. Though flooding posed problems last year, Jones said rain is a tradition for the event. She said the weather will not hold back the festival. “The folks have already prepared their dishes by that day, so the only reason we would [cancel] is because of flooding or something like that,” Jones said. “We’ve had a lot more phone calls

and questions about it this year. … I think it will be an even bigger crowd than normal.” The Mushroom Festival is host to a competition for 10 chefs who will each bring their own personalized dish to the festival. Attendees will get a chance to sample each mushroom-themed food and vote for the best one. Two years ago, a mushroom cupcake took first place. Made with a candy cap mushroom from California, the small sweets left a maple syrup smell hanging in the air. Jones said she is not sure what is in store for the festival this year as the chefs are tightlipped about their creations. “Most of them won’t tell us. They want it to be a secret because they don’t want anybody to try and duplicate

it,” Jones said. “The chefs that have participated in the past are pretty big on keeping it a secret.” Jones said the Piasa Winery and

“They love to come to our festival. … I think it’s really the only bigger festival like this in the area.”

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General Manager of Piasa Winery and Pub Pub has a core community of people that visit on a regular basis for drinks and dinner with their friends, noting the

Mushroom Festival promotes the same kind of atmosphere. People travel from more than an hour away for the event, she said. “We always have newer people coming through, but we always have a large regular base and they’re from all over the place,” Jones said. “They love to come to our festival. … I think it’s really the only bigger festival like this in the area.” The Mushroom Festival will be held at the pub Sunday, April 27 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with live music. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased on-site when they go on sale at 12 p.m. Up to 500 tickets will be sold. For more information about the Piasa Winery and Pub visit piasawinery.com and like its Facebook page.

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Elvis in Concert at Pere Marquette

Friday, May 2, 7p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Things are about to get “All Shook Up” at Pere Marquette Lodge, when Terry Phillips takes the stage with his salute to the King of Rock and Roll. Terry is a St. Louis-based, award winning Elvis Tribute Artist who specializes in portrayals of all Elvis eras…50's, 60s, & 70's! From the 1950s hits “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog,” to his later smashes “Devil in Disguise” and “Suspicious Minds,” the music of the legend lives on in this special concert experience. Reserve tickets by calling 618-786-2331.

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Saturday, May 3, 6 p.m. Have a laugh while enjoying dinner at the Grafton Winery. Advance reservations required. No cancellations. For more information, call (618) 786-3001.

Beverly Farm’s Diamonds and Denim at the Loading Dock

Saturday, May 10, 5:30 p.m. It’s time to shine your diamonds and dust off your denim because we’re heading to the Boatworks at The Loading Dock in support of Beverly Farm Foundation. The Glendale Riders will perform, with members of 93.7 The Bull on hand. So put on your dancing shoes and get ready for a night of celebration! Diamonds & Denim (formerly Chicken & Beer Dance), is a community-wide event held for the benefit Beverly Farm’s equestrian therapy program for people who live with intellectual/developmental disabilities on campus and throughout the area. For more information, visit beverlyfarm.org.

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The Meeting of the Rivers Foundation (MTRF), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and their many partners are throwing a party for our great rivers! The first annual Great Rivers Festival will be at the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton and the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary in West Alton, Mo., from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday May 17. A party so big, it spans the Mississippi River!

At the National Great Rivers Museum you can look forward to live music, local food and drink vendors, local art vendors, and much more! There will be live bird shows from the World Bird Sanctuary and an appearance by Serengeti Steve: The Reptile Experience. Other shows include a taxidermy demonstration and lessons on how to catch and prepare Asian carp! At the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, canoes, kayaks,

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and stand up paddleboards will be available for the public to try in the calm backwaters of Ellis Bay. Paddling is open to all ages and skill levels but must be 11 years or older to paddle solo. Visitors will be able to talk to members of the St. Louis Canoe and Kayak Club plus many other paddling enthusiasts about water safety and paddling our great rivers. The paddling portion of the festival will be $5 per person and equipment will be supplied.

For a complete list of show times and events, visit www.mtrf. org. The National Great Rivers Museum is located off River Heritage Parkway (IL Hwy 143) at #2 Lock & Dam Way, East Alton, adjacent to Melvin Price Locks & Dam. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and has free admission. For more information, call 618-462-6979 or go online to www.mtrf.org. You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GreatRivers.

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We had a wonderful time over the weekend in Metamora. First, Bev and I attended Mary’s baby shower at Sarah’s house. Sarah and Anne made a wonderful brunch, and Mary had a great attendance and received wonderful gifts. After helping get Sarah’s house back in order, Bev, Beck, and I went shopping. I found two beautiful skirts and tops on sale for half price, so Beck got them for Mother’s Day. She also got Redeye a set of very sharp knives and a dress belt for Father’s Day. After shopping until we dropped, we stopped by Becky’s to freshen up and pickup Mike, Terrill and Redeye and went to Koury’s for supper. By the time supper was over we were all pooped and went to bed. I tossed and turned for about 15 minutes, but my back and legs hurt so badly I got up and went downstairs. I had taken pain pills before going to bed, but they didn’t help, so I waited until after 2 a.m. and took another doze and went back to bed. Redeye said I slept like a baby and didn’t even move. Evidently, I didn’t sleep enough, because poor Beck and John had to keep poking me during Mass, because I couldn’t keep my eyes open. After a wonderful lunch, we left for home. One of the highlights of my stay

was the fact that both Charlotte and Sawyer, Sarah and Alex’s kids allowed me to hold them, and even got a kiss or two. They see us so little that I usually have to bribe them for a hug, but they are warming up a little each time. Redeye and I went to Dr. Mopie last Wednesday, and both of us have to get blood work. Were suppose to go last Thursday, but I was too sick to go. Diane Halsey’s house was jumping Sunday. She not only cooked, but also straightened the house, and played ball with the kids. She was walking kind of slow, age catching up with you, Miss Diane? Redeye has been filling holes in some of the alleys; hopefully, the phone will ring less with irate citizens throwing a hizzy. Sure wish someone would take up a donation or agree to work minimum wage, and this work would get done. Just a word to the unwise, Redeye is the Mayor, not the Maintenance man. Maybe some of the guys lying around not working could pick up a shovel and fill some holes. Redeye is going to be 85 in July, and he can do all the paper work needed for the town, but he cannot do all the maintenance. In fact, if I get my way, he will do none of it. We have Deven Hayn

coming back to help, and he is wonderful, but he can only work during the summer, and then he graduates in June, and there goes our help. So, people, you better start thinking about who is going to keep Kampsville looking like it does next summer. And, while I am on a roll, water customers, please come pay your bills. We have to have money to pay for chemicals, repairs, mowing, and our Water Man. Some of you are out of control, and when the water is shut off all over town because we can’t buy chemicals, parts, wages for Water Man, you are gonna cry like babies, and I am telling you, it is going to come to this, if you don’t pay your bills. This is not an idle threat. I have been begging for months to get the water bills paid, and most of you just think, Oh Redeye is an easy mark, so we can let the bill slide another month. Sorry, Redeye, has now made me the Water Past Due Bills Collector. I intend to come door to door, if by May 31, the bills are not paid. I, as you know, am not as easy as Redeye. I, frankly, don’t care if I am liked or not, and I am a sick, old woman, so I am advising you, don’t yell or hit me. The law frowns on this. And how was your week??? See you next week.

Earth Day in the Parks promotes natural resources stewardship for students More than 750 students will visit Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) state parks in April and May for the eighth annual Earth Day in the Parks event series. Earth Day in the Parks is an initiative of the IDNR to introduce students to environmental stewardship. “Students participating in Earth Day in the Parks will have an opportunity to perform meaningful natural resources stewardship activities, including planting native wildflowers and grasses, transplanting trees, constructing bat roosting boxes, building fish attractors and removing invasive, exotic plant species,” said IDNR

Director Marc Miller. Earth Day in the Parks offers students the opportunity to get outdoors and work in nature. Their hands-on experiences will lead them to develop a sense of ownership of the natural resources in our state while also increasing available wildlife habitat. Students and teachers are encouraged to return to the park to study the effects of their work. “This is more than just a field trip. It’s an investment in a future generation of potential conservationists,” said Director Miller. “We hope these students will continue to visit the parks, not only to witness the success of their proj-

ects, but perhaps to volunteer and develop a personal connection to a natural place.” School groups were selected by random drawings from an application process held earlier this year. Fourteen Earth Day in the Parks events will be held between April 17 and May 1 at state parks across Illinois. Funding for the events comes in part from voluntary tax check-off donations to the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund. For a list of all Earth Day in the Parks events, check this link: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/ news/Documents/EarthDayParks2014.pdf

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Product of pride; barn quilts a growing trend

Chris Casey, University of Illinois Unit 18 Extension community and economic development educator, displays a hand-painted, two-foot by two-foot barn quilt Thursday afternoon at Jerseyville Public Library. Around Casey are several barn quilts produced by Fieldon resident Donna Schuckenbrock. Casey, a Calhoun County native, presented a well-attended seminar on the history of barn quilts and how their popularity has grown in recent years. Calhoun County, which has 82 barn quilts, is at the root of a trend that now spreads through many Illinois counties.

Youth can have fun, compete outdoors at Links to the Future festival Youth 16 and under can experience a variety of outdoors activities and compete for “Top Gun” honors at the annual “Links to the Future Youth Festival” at Wolf Creek State Park on Lake Shelbyville on Saturday, May 17. The festival, in its 13th year, features archery, fishing, trap shooting, slingshot shooting, and other skills competitions. Expert instruction is also presented on hunting, trapping, habitat enhancement, wildlife conservation, and outdoors recreation safety. Activities are scheduled from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

“The Links to Future Festival is just that – a way for those of us who enjoy the outdoors to provide a link to the next generation – youth who might be interested in having fun outdoors,” said Richard Glazebrook, site superintendent at Wolf Creek State Park and Eagle Creek State Recreation Area. “Kids interested in outdoor recreation sometimes don’t have a chance to experience fishing, archery, and trap shooting. This festival links central Illinois youth to activities they can enjoy for a lifetime.” A popular part of the annual

festival is the “Top Gun” competition involving six challenges testing the outdoors skills of competing youth to determine the “Top Gun” award winner. Advance registration is required to compete in the “Top Gun” events. For more information about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, or to register a youth for the “Top Gun” competition, contact the Eagle Creek State Recreation Area. Call the site office at (217) 756-8260 or e-mail Richard Glazebrook: Richard.Glazebrook@ Illinois.gov.

CHS Class of ‘69 reunion meeting Calhoun High School Class 1969 will be having a meeting to plan their 45th class reunion at the Barefoot Restaurant on Saturday May 10 at 1:30 p.m. any input or suggestions will be appreciated. Questions call Jerry Crader at 618-232-1357

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April 23: First Presbyterian Church will host its annual Spring Salad Luncheon. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. The menu will include chicken salad, assorted salads and breads, dessert, and drink. Proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life.

April 26: Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate Earth Day at 9 a.m.

April 25: Calhoun FFA will be hosting their annual barnyard day from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. at the grade school. It is open to the public all day.

April 30: Modern Woodmen Dinner at Ilona’s Grill from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information call 576-8002

April 26: CHS Band Trivia Night at Straight Home Bar and Grill. Teams of 8 – 10. Sign in by 6:30 p.m. Cash prize awarded to top 3 teams. Call 576-2341 for more information April 26: Marissa Buchanan Benefit at the KC hall in Hardin. This event starts at 2 p.m. and will have music, hog roast, live auction, raffles, and a 50/50 draw. April 26: CCF’s Cash for Roadside Trash, payment for collected bags (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at County Highway Bldg. (Hardin) or St. Mary’s Lot (Brussels).

April 28: Legion and Auxiliary County meeting at Hardin Legion Hall. Meal is at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting to follow.

May 7: Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge host “Songs of the Refuge” at 9 a.m. May 10: Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge host a Mother’s Day Birding Hike at 9 a.m. May 15: Hardin town wide yard sale. Starts at 4 p.m. For more information or to be put on the list please call 576-2828 May 15: Community Flea Market at the Legion Hall in Brussels 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call Yvonne Macauley 883-2556 to reserve a table.

May 16: Hardin town wide yard sale. Starts at 8 a.m. For more information or to be put on the list please call 576-2828 May 16: Community Flea Market at the Legion Hall in Brussels 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16 and 17: Village of Hardin Dumpster Days located behind the car wash in Hardin. Must have a water bill stub for proof of Residency. May 17: Community Flea Market at the Legion Hall in Brussels 9 a.m. to noon. May 17: Lincoln Day Dinner, Calhoun Republican Party, KC Hall Hardin. Social hour is at 5 p.m., Dinner 6 p.m. Individual $15 Family $25. Everyone welcome. May 21: Modern Woodmen Dinner at Straight Home Bar and Grill from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information call 576-2766

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Marissa Buchanan is the daughter of Jimmy Buchanan of Carrollton and Patty Buchanan of Hardin. She was diagnosed with Syringomyelia which is a rare spinal cord disease. We will be hosting a live auction benefit to help support Marissa with her medical expenses before and during her trip to the Mayo Clinic on May 5th, 2014. Marissa’s everyday life has become a huge struggle and progresses daily. We hope in her journey to the Mayo Clinic she will get the treatment she needs to help her get through this difficult time. Please keep Marissa in your prayers and come join us to help support her along the way! 618-363-3737 OR 217-248-0505

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Calhoun Nursing and Rehab offers options for therapy By Carmen enSinger Calhoun News-Herald They say with age comes wisdom – but what they don’t tell you is that aches and pains go right along with it. As we get older, we slow down somewhat – what might have been routine when we were 20 now seems a chore at 60; after all, those joints have 40 more years of wear and tear on them than at age 20. Thanks to medical technology, just about everything these days can be replaced but perhaps the most common replacements are the hip and knee replacements. Oh, if it only were as easy as going into the hospital, getting a titanium knee or hip, going home and getting on with life. But it’s not that way – both require intensive therapy and sometimes this leads to a stay in a nursing home, where many facilities have such therapy programs. Calhoun Nursing and Rehab, however, is able to offer these services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. As part of the Accelerated Care Plus (ACP) program they are able to offer a wide variety of occupational therapy, speech therapy and physical therapy program at the Hardin facility. “ACP’s specialized treatment programs are used by thousands of recognized skilled nursing facilities along with outpatient clinics and home health care agencies throughout the U.S. to improve patient care, quality of life and independence,” Director of Rehabilitation Kari Burton said. “These programs are implemented by the rehab provider’s therapy staff in conjunction with ACP’s professional clinicians and the patient’s doctor.” Described as safe, non-invasive

and medication free, ACP’s programs have been developed around the medical complexities of the geriatric population and have been used successfully for several years. Calhoun Nursing and Rehab has

“They address a wide range of issues with therapy,” Burton said. “everything from pain, edema, neuromuscular issues, stroke recovery, arthritis, COPD, carpal tunnel syndrome along with hip and knee replacements.”

Kari Burton Director of Rehabilitation been participating in the program for eight years. Burton estimates that around 60 percent of the facilities 60 residents receive some kind of therapy from the ACP program. “They address a wide range of issues with therapy,” Burton said. “Everything from pain, edema, neuromuscular issues, stroke recovery, arthritis, COPD, carpal tunnel syndrome along with hip and knee replacements.” The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates more than half a million hip and knee replacements are performed each year.

“Sometimes, even after having the joint replaced, some patients still experience pain, swelling, muscle weakness and stiffness,” Burton said. “These problems can prevent them from resuming their normal activities and doing what they enjoy doing most.” The ACP program uses three advanced techniques which seem to help people resume a more active lifestyle. These include infrared therapy, therapeutic ultrasound along with therapeutic exercise and electrical stimulation. Research has shown that high frequency ultrasound waves along with red and ultra can help reduce pain and swelling to joints and muscles. A combination of slow and gentle stretching along with simple strengthening exercises in combination with mild electrical pulses can help improve range of motion in one’s joints and increase muscle strength. What sets Calhoun apart from other local facilities is its ability to offer therapy on an outpatient basis. “Anyone, whether or not they need to be in a nursing home environment or just physical therapy, can come here – we just have to check to see if our company is able to take their insurance,” Burton said. “All they need is a slip from their doctor saying they need physical therapy or any other form of therapy offered. Right now we even have a teenager coming here for therapy from a sporting accident.” Therapy is helping more and more patients be able to go back home. “We have 10 to 15 patients in our building who are trying to get back home,” Burton said. “They need the extra care until they are able to get back on their feet, but therapy will allow them to return home.”

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Getting a startup off the ground is a considerable and rewarding achievement. But once a business has achieved a certain level of success, business owners often find themselves wondering what to do next. Growing a business may not prove as challenging as turning it from a startup into a successful enterprise, but business owners often agonize over the best way to grow their businesses. The following are a few ideas to grow your business so you can build on your initial success. n Open a new location. Physical expansion is often the first idea that comes into business owners' minds when they are thinking about how to grow their businesses. But physical expansion is not always the best way to grow a business. Before deciding to open a second location, consider consumer trends to determine if your company has staying power, and economic trends to determine if the economy is healthy enough to support both your initial location and any additional locations you plan to open. Another thing to consider before opening a new location is your management style. If that style is very hands-on, then who will manage your new location, or your existing one if you plan to oversee things at the new store? Physical expansion can be good for business, but it's often most successful when business owners have a solid management team already in place, which allows owners to spend time at both locations. n Diversify your offerings. The Small Business Administration notes that diversifying is a strong growth strategy, providing multiple streams of income that can help business owners survive the slower months when sales tend to dip. Startups often credit loyal customer bases when citing their reasons for surviving their first few years, and such customer bases already trust your brand. Expanding that brand to include complementary products or services is a logical next step to grow your business and build on the credibility you worked so hard to achieve with your customer base. n Develop an app. Many of today's successful startups had Web sites even before they opened the doors to their more traditional brick-and-mortar stores. While a strong Web presence is essential for many of today's businesses, business owners can now go one step further and create their own

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Successful business owners can grow their businesses in a variety of ways.

smartphone or tablet app. Such apps can allow customers to peruse your offerings, place orders on-the-go and perform a host of other tasks related to your business without using a computer. An app can introduce your business to a whole new crop of potential customers, whether they live around the corner from your store or halfway around the globe. Upon introducing the app, expect some technical glitches and solicit user responses so you can quickly update the app and make it more user-friendly if need be. n Form an alliance with other businesses. Rather than diversifying their product offerings, some business own-

ers have found it's easier and more profitable to form an alliance with other businesses who already sell complementary products. Such an alliance can be good for both businesses, as each can expand its customer base without the kind of effort it takes to open a new location or the cost of producing new products. Other businesses already have lists of prospective customers who may need your products, and vice versa. Alliances can be the most effective and quickest ways to grow a business, not to mention the least expensive and time-consuming.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Miles McKinnon investigates his surroundings at the William C. Horman Memorial Park in Hardin Sunday.

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In her Sunday best, Kate Robeen relaxes in the shade Easter Sunday in William C. Horman Memorial Park prior to the Easter egg hunt.

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Lexi Greding reveals her spoils from the Easter egg hunt in Hardin Sunday afternoon.

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Taylor, Bailey and Jean Hurley visit with the Easter Bunny Sunday in Hardin after the Easter egg hunt.

Luke Brannan, left, poses for a picture with his brother Gus Brannan next to the cake celebrating St. Louis' 250-year anniversary of its founding Sunday.

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Luke Brannan, left, and Jacob Brannan, right, sit atop the decorative cake in the park while conversing with Josie Hogland Easter Sunday.


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100 AUTOmOTIvE FOR SALE: Toyota Prius, 55,000 miles. 45 mpg. Silver color, good condition, thorough maintenance records. Serviced 11 April. Asking $10,000. Jerseyville. Phone: 618-49807018. 4.30

200 BUSINESS SOUTH SIDE SHOP 987 W. Washington St. Next to Neal Tire. Used furniture, beds, appliances, antiques, vintage, home decor, tools, and lawn mowers. Something for almost everyone. Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 7 days a week. New items arriving daily. We buy, sell & trade. 4.23 RIck'S LAwN EqUIPmENT Parts and services for all brands. Tillers, lawn mowers, chain saws, blowers and seedeaters. We sell the best and service the rest. Gravely, Stihl, Husqvarna, Zero turn mowers on sale! Pick-up and delivery. Hwy 54, west of the Illinois bridge. 573-754-5055. 6.25 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. www.colmanscampers.com. 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

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GOOD SELEcTION mATTRESS sets starting at $199 for twin size. End tables starting at $119. Swivel rockers starting at $299. Sofas and reclining sofas. Miller furniture, 115 West Washington St., Pittsfield. Phone 1-217-2856212. 5.7 GOODyEAR T125/70D15 95M Temp. spare for 1998 Buick. Never used. $20. 217285-4975. TF

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DRIvERS wANTED to make daily runs to Quincy. Must have a CDL and good driving record. Apply in person at Hofmeister Welding, Inc. 402 N. Wall St. Griggsville, IL 62340. No phone calls. 4.23

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

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EASTSIDE HEALTH & rehab. Pittsfield, IL. RNs, LPNs and CNAs. All shift available. Come in and apply. 4.23 cHURcH PIANIST Sunday morning in SVC in Jerseyville, prelude/hymns/ postlude and accompany vocal soloist. Classical training preferred. By audition. 618-374-2858. 5.7

mAINTENANcE POSITION The Center for American Archaeology in Kampsville, IL is seeking skilled applicants for full-time employment. Must be experienced in carpentry, plumbing, grounds, small engines, old buildings, and light cleaning. $28,000/ yr compensation and benefits. Six months probationary period. Send resumes with two references to CAA P.O. Box 366, Kampsville, IL 62053. Inquiries: caa@ caa-archeology.org or 618653-4316. 4.23 NPDL IN GRIGGSvILLE is accepting bids for mowing. Written bids will be accepted until 4/25. 119 S. Corey or P.O. Box 419, Griggsville, IL, 62340. 4.23 TANDUm AND TRAILER truck drivers wanted. Call 217-242-0838. 4.30 wORk wANTED Pike County odd jobs, cleanup, lawn care, carpentry, painting, dry wall, gutters, stump removal. 217-491-5872. TF

LOOkING FOR pasture ground to rent. Will use cattle, together with rotational grazing techniques to build the soil. 217-370-2743. 4.23

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400D FOR RENT Pike county 2 BR HOUSE for rent No smoking No pets. Security deposit required. 217-2854502. TF

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

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my LAND located in Section 18 SW of Pearl is private property. Hunting, fishing, trapping, trespassing, for any purpose, without the written, signed permission of the owner, is strictly forbidden. Violators will be prosecuted. Timothy Brinkman. 3.19.15

1100A REAL ESTATE calhoun county mULTI-UNIT RENTAL property. Great income producing property. Priced to sell! Call Chris at the Bank of Calhoun. 618-576-2211. TF

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DON'T PAy high heating bills eliminate them with an outdoor wood furnace from Central Boiler Call Today. 217236-3022. TF

wANTED: LIcENSED BEAUTIcIAN to work 1 day a week, approximately 3 hours. Apply in person at West Pine Retirement Village, 508 W. Pine St., Jerseyville. 4.30

BED qUEEN Pillowtop mattress set. New in the plastic. $175. Can deliver. (618)7722710. 5.7.14

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1100E REAL ESTATE Scott county

TImE cLOckS, Acroprint 125 $100 and Acroprint 150 $125. Call Jane at 618-4981234. TFN

LOcAL HUNTER looking to lease hunting ground. Short term/long term. 217-829-4008. 2.27.15

FOR SALE 8 ft disc, like new generator, wagon, hog cart. 217-734-1811. TF

900c NO TRESPASSING Jersey county

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 1-217242-7262. tf

FOR SALE: garden tiller. Call 731-691-6831. 5.7

FOR SALE: Perfection cook stove, apt. size, gas, 20 inches wide, white with LP orifices, $75. Contact Rose at 217-734-2875. 4.23 REcLINERS REcLINERS recliners, including the extra large body rest lift recliner made by best chair, the best in the industry. The back lays flat for resting or seat lifts up to standing position. Also power lift recliners in small and medium size. Also good selection rocker recliners and space saver recliners. All sizes and colors. Heat and massage recliners, come in and try them out. Miller furniture. 115 W. Washington St., Pittsfield. Monday through Friday, 9-11 a.m., 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sat. 9-11 a.m. . 4.23

600 HELP wANTED DRIvERS: LOcAL Springfield, MO ocmpany. Earn up to .38+ w/ incentive pay. Looking for professional drivers to haul regional freight. Offering good benefits. Sign on bonus and home every 7-10 days. 866-374-8487 www.drivetransland.com. 4.23 DRIvERS: Dedicated. Regional. Home weekly/biweekly guaranteed. Start up to $.44 cpm. Great benefits + bonuses. 90% no touch freight. 70% drop & hook. 877-704-3773. 4.23

Saturday May 3, 2014 • 10:00 AM Auction Location: 610 North Jackson Pittsfield, IL

• 1 1⁄2 story Bungalow Home • ~1100 s.f. 2 Bedrooms • Hardwood floors! • Vinyl Siding, 3 Porches! • GFA Furnace & Hot Water • Large ~ 80’x 160’ Lot • ~15x22’ Detached Garage • Great Location!

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

615 HUNTING

wANTED Helper for a DORS client in Pittsfield. Must be reliable, non-smoker and have your own transportation. 217-491-0383. 4.23

500 FOR SALE

• 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

600 HELP wANTED

HOUSE FOR RENT f3 BR, 1.5 BA located in Southern Pike County. Pikeland School. $525/mo, security deposit, no smoking, no pets. (217)8832820. 4.30

LOOkING FOR a home to rent in Winchester? Call Lyle with Jones Real Estate at (217)-652-2522 for more details. 4.30

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CLASSIFICATIONS • 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*

PART-TImE nights and weekends. Must be good with people. Must be able to life 40 lbs. Please send resume to: Job Applicants, P.O. Box 70LS, Pittsfield, IL 62363 4.30

FOR RENT storage building Winchester. all 618-4981234. Ask for Jane. TF

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HOmE IN cOUNTRy for sale or rent. 3 BR, 2 BA, completely remodeled. No pets. Deposit and references required. 918-223-7780. Located in New Canton. 4.23

400E FOR RENT Scott county

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DEER HUNTERS: Rent Pittsfield country home away from home. 3 BR, sleeps 6+, fully furnished, move-in ready. 573-549-2530. Cell: 636-3586994. TF LOcAL HUNTER looking to lease a farm in Pike County or Northern Calhoun County 217491-0181. TF PRImE PIkE & Macoupin County deer hunting property for lease. 217-370-9408. 4.30 DEER HUNTING Northern Pike County, IL. Over 150 acres (might split up 60%-40%) timber, CRP, ponds and creeks. Walk in hunting. No outfitters. Lease and insurance required. $50 per acre minimum. Archery and shotgunfull season. By landowner. 217336-2191. 4.30 SEEkING LAND ~200 acres to lease for bow/gun season in Pike or surrounding counties. Personal lease for hunting only, not an outfitter. 601-466-4436. 5.7

900A NO TRESPASSING calhoun county ABSOLUTELy NO TRESPASSING on the property of Lloyd and Debbie DeSherlia in Batchtown. Violators will be prosecuted. 8.7.14 NO TRESPASSING on Marty Aderton property in Hardin. 7.14.14 NO TRESPASSING On Jack and Mary Jeaen Aderton properety in Hardin. 5.1.14

LOOkING FOR a new home site? Check out Valley Tree Estates in Winchester. Large lots with city utilities in quiet and peaceful subdivision. Call Lyle at (217)-652-2522 for more details. 4.30

1200 SERvIcES PIANO LESSONS available at A Heart of Music studio, now enrolling for July! Contact Becky: rsbfitzmaurice@gmail.com or visit rsbfitzmaurice.musicteachershelper.com. 4.23 I HAvE a pickup truck. Spring cleaning has changes. I will haul to the dumpsters for a reasonable donation. Also available for odd jobs and mowing. Call Ron 217-2484278. 4.23 SmITH LAwN SERvIcE 20 yrs experience. Fully insured. Free estimates. 217-370-5416. 5.7

1400 wORk wANTED wORk wANTED Odd jobs, cleanup, lawn care, carpentry, painting, dry wall, gutters, stump removal. 217491-5872. 4.23

1500D yARD SALES Pike county AUcTION April 25, 2014. 5 p.m. Colliver winery, #2 Rooster Way, Barry, IL. Selling: Cane chairs, rocker, wardrobe, large lot wooden boxes, orange crates, antique toys, coffee grinder, lighted beer signs, garage full of long handled tools and hand tools. Partial estate of Berniece Ogle Doyle, consignments from Barry Baptist Church and others. Lister Auction Servie, not responsible for accidents. More information and pictures at AuctionZip #36719. 4.23 mEGA yARD SALE Sat., Apr. 26. Summer Hill Park. Clothes, vintage rustic items, crafts, microwave, music, sewing machine, misc. items. 8 a.m. - ? 4.23 PITTSFIELD: 1118 SUNSET Drive, Monday-Friday 7 a.m. 7 p.m. 4/28-5/2. Girls and boys, infants to size 8, toys, teenadult clothing, carseats, households, books/CDs, too much to mention! Freesmeyer 4.23

Check website or call for terms, info or to view home prior to auction! Also selling Antiques and Collectibles • Antique Furniture • Appliances & Misc. Attorney- Eddie Carpenter 305 W. State St, Jacksonville, IL 217-245-7015

LOUISE JONES ESTATE James Jones - Executor Curless Auction – Brian Curless Auctioneer 217-242-1665 IL Lic. #440000013 www.curlessauction.com

AUCTION

GUNS - TOOLS - PRIMITIVES – 50, 60 & 70s TOYS - ANTIQUES - ARROW HEADS - HOUSEHOLD & COLLECTABLES

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SALE 311 E. JEFFERSON Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9-3. Furniture, chairs, tables, windows, doors, DIY projects, fabric, paint, vintage smalls. 4.23

Public Consignment Auction FARM MACHINERY ~ ANTIQUE EQUIPMENT ~ LAWN & GARDEN VEHICLES ~ MISC. EQUIPMENT

SAT., MAY, 3rd • 2014 @ 10 A.M. AUCTION HELD: At the Scott County 4-H Grounds, 401 North Walnut St. Winchester, Il. Under the clear span Building. KENNY COLLISON, Winchester, IL. Will sell: GUNS: Ruger model 357 Blackhawk 6 shot pistol w/wood grip – Mossberg 500A 12 ga. Pump - Winchester 22 cal. model 67 bolt action rifle – Daisy BB gun – ARROWHEADS, Found in Scott Co. Approx. 160 various arrowheads, misc. bits, & some pottery pcs. – arrowhead books – arrowhead frames – Kachina dolls – COLLECTABLES Winchester clock – framed prints – 1946 auction sale bill – 1915 threshing photos – small glass display (from Bluffs Phillips 66) – old bottles & jugs – apple peeler – Prairie land & Rees recall buttons – telegraph board – smoking stand – occasional table – Winnie the Pooh watch - Man O War print in frame – adv. Pcs. LIBBY DAVIS, Winchester, IL. Will sell: ANTIQUES Kitchen cabinet w/flour sifter – 48” round oak table w/ball & claw ft. – 6 press back oak chairs – dresser – iron head board for bed – 18” grind stone – ladder back chair – kerosene lamps – oak high back dbl bed frame – large Coronado radio, needs work – approx 12 Platt & Monk 1934 children’s books, (see web site for list) - Mikasa china – old clocks –match books from around world – HOUSEHOLD 32” JVC TV – Pro form treadmill – glassware – metal lawn chair – fishing poles – socket sets & hand tools - fertilizer spreader – 3 lanterns – lawn chairs – child’s sled – picture frames – lots Mardi Gras beads – office chair. FRED LEINER, Winchester, IL. Will sell: (Note) most the items were boxed at time of listing, several items to sell not listed. Some items from the Grout house on Main st. 50, 60 & 70s toys – Tonka fire truck – Tru Scale combine – erector set – army men – bike directional signal – baseball & football cards – misc. games – Fisher Price Circus Wagon - 60 & 70s electronic gadgets – small TV – telescope - WW 2 TO 1990 ham radio equipment – reel to reel player – HOUSEHOLD 6’ folding table – folding chairs – fans – security file safe – magnifying lights - upright vacuum – micro wave – steam cleaner – classical CDs & DVDs – 2 DVD players – lamps – books - small elec. appliances – towels & linens – china & glassware TOOLS New Dewalt saws all - circular saw – Husqvarna chain saw – hedge trimmer – leaf blower – ANTIQUES 6 wicker chairs – 2 wicker plant stands – flat top trunks – framed paintings – occasional table w/drawers – Zenith radio/record player, other items to sell not listed. For listing & photos see auctionzip.com Auctioneer I.D. # 16215 TERMS OF PERSONAL PROPERTY; CASH. Buyer number issued and personal check accepted upon presentation of positive photo identification. All Federal gun laws apply, bring current F.O.I.D

AUCTIONEERS

DARRELL MOORE, WINCHESTER, IL (217)-473-5486 ROGER STRANG, VIRGINIA, IL. (217)-370-2530 DICK SAMPLES, JACKSONVILLE, IL. (217)-245-5010

SAT., APRIL 26 • 9:30 A.M. LOCATION: 1 1/2 miles south of Greenfield, Illinois, Joyce Angus Farms. Watch For Markers TRACTORS: Long 360 Tractor; JD 4010 DSL Tractor; 1970 JD 4020 Tractor w/ 148 Loader; IHC Super C; Fork Lift; Skid Loader; JD 4430 Tractor Quad Range; JD 4430 Tractor; 1066 Int. Tractor (restored); AC D 11/Blade; COMBINES: JD 920 Platform; TRUCKS: 1967 Lone Star Truck; 1985 Ford 7000 Dump Truck; Lacrosse HD 24 Ton Trailer; 1999 GMC Jimmy; EQUIPMENT: JD 7000 6 Row Planter; 20’ Bush Hog Vertical Till Silage Chopper; JD Mower Conditioner; Gravity Wagons; JD Power Seeder; Skid Loader; Hay Rake, Drill; Cattle Feeders; 2- 6 Ton Fert. Spreaders; JD 630 29’ Disk; JD 960 S Tine Field Cult.; JD 535 Round Baler/Wrap; 2 Anhydrous Tanks/ Running Gears; JD Gator; Bush Hog Disk Mower; Case Loader; Fork Lift; Bush Hog 15’ Flex Shredder; 8x61 Swing-a-way Auger; Danhauser Post Digger; MF Round Baler 4x6; 400 BU Center Drop/Tri Axel Trailer; 2 BTM Plow; Fast Hitch Blade 6’; Fast Hitch Carry All; Barge Wagon; Saddle Tanks; 2 - Gehl Silage Wagons; JD 3800 Silage Chopper/Two Row Head; 8’ Front Blade for Tractor; Sunflower 29’ 8.5 Spacing Disk; DMI 4300 13 Knife Anhydrous Applicator; Several Shredders; Kewanee Flat-Fold 8 Row Cultivator; NH 55 Hay Rake; NH 855 Round Baler; Landpride 72 Finishing Mower; 11 Knife No-Till Anhydrous Bar; DB 590 Gain Cart; Gehl 312 Manure Spreader; 5032 TMX Mixer; MISCELLANEOUS: Hedge Posts, New Cattle Gates; Used Cattle Gates; Water Pipe; Used Metal; Pipe Fittings; Snowmobile; Several Augers; Concrete Blocks; Steel Posts; Camping Supplies; Gas Grill; Saddles; LAWN & GARDEN: Several Riding Mowers; Fence Mowers; Snapper Snow Blower; Yardman 20” Push Mower; Shop Tools; Garden Tools; JD 110 Setup to look like 4200.

MANY OTHER ITEMS BEING CONSIGNED, THIS SALE BILL WAS PRINTED 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SALE; ONE CLOSE-OUT PENDING!!! FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL AUCTIONEERS: Jerry Joyce Larry Derricks Mark Pennell L.N. #440.000186 L.N. #440.000206 L.N. #440.000552 (217)368-2300 (217)243-4095 (217)243-1455 (217)248-4073 (217)370-7007 I.D. NEEDED TO OBTAIN NUMBER - NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS. ALL STATEMENTS MADE DAY OF SALE TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER PRINTED MATTER.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PIKE COUNTY, PITTSFIELD, ILLINOIS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff,

Asphalt Paving • Patching • Concrete Sealing • Striping • Crack Repair • Oil & Chip • Roads • Parking Lots • Driveways

Said property is legally described as follows: Commonly known as 14 Bear Court, Pittsfield, IL 62363 Permanent Index No.: 54-184-01; 54184-02; 54-183-13A

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CALHOUN, COUNTY HARDIN, ILLINOIS Bank of America, N.A.; Plaintiff,

Improvements:

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Tony Heigl; Jennifer Heigl; Deer Trail (Care Free Community Living) Home Owners Association; Deer Trail Home Owner`s Association NFP; Pulaski Bank; Defendants.

vs. 13 CH 23 MARCUS A. CROWDER A/K/A MARCUS CROWDER; JAYME L. CROWDER A/K/A JAYME CROWDER; Defendants. NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on January 17, 2014; Paul Petty, Sheriff, 204 E. Adams Street, Pittsfield, IL 62363, will on May 16, 2014 at 9:00 AM, at Pike County Courthouse, 100 E. Washingon Street, Pittsfield, IL 62363, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Pike County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court.

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The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $136,818.66. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I597741 4.16., 4.23, 4.30

Saturday, April 26 • 9 AM Auction Location: 1 mile north of Pittsfield, IL along US Hwy 54 at the former JDL facility, Bldg 2

Antiques & collectibles: (10+ wagons w/hundreds of great collectible antiques) • 10¢ Coke Machine • 75+ Guns • Coins & Currency • Appliances ● • Antique & Modern Furniture • 3-Mowers, Tiller, Tools • Much More! ● • ‘08 Sable 25K mi, ‘86 Grd Marquis 43K mi, ‘74 F-100 Pick-up 2-rings most of the day. Abbreviated listing. Additions and photos on Website! A large auction of great guns, coins, antiques & more, come spend the day! FORREST BAUGHMAN, HELEN LAWSON ESTATES & OTHERS

Curless Auction – Brian Curless Auctioneer 217-242-1665 IL Lic. #440000013 www.curlessauction.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PIKE COUNTYPITTSFIELD, ILLINOIS FREEDOM MORTGAGE TION PLAINTIFF

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CALHOUN, COUNTY HARDIN, ILLINOIS US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. 11 CH 00002 RICHARD LEE GRISSOM, JR. A/K/A RICHARD GRISSOM, JR.; CASSANDRA M. GRISSOM; VILLAGE OF KAMPSVILLE; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; Defendant. 400 OAK STREET KAMPSVILLE, IL 62053 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 February 21, 2014, CALHOUN COUNTY SHERIFF in CALHOUN County, Illinois, will on May 29, 2014, in CALHOUN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, HARDIN, IL 62047, at 10:00AM, 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. 07-06-02-303-702 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 400 OAK STREET KAMPSVILLE, IL 62053 Description of Improvements: VINYL SIDING ONE STORY WITH A ONE CAR DETACHED GARAGE. THE COLOR OF THE HOUSE ISWHITE. I AM UNABLE TO VERIFY THAT THE UTILI-

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 7TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY-JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. 13 CH 24 NANCY E. GREEN; Defendant. Address: 504 Snedeker Street Jerseyville, Illinois 62052 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 31, 2013, I, Sheriff of Jersey County, Illinois, will on May 15, 2014 at the hour of 9:00 AM at the Jersey County Courthouse, 201 West Pearl, Jerseyville, IL 62052, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Jersey, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: COMMON ADDRESS: 504 Snedeker Street, Jerseyville, Illinois 62052 P.I.N.: 04-925-005-00 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT $83,931.57

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Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to

TIES ARE ON OR OFF. NO FENCE The Judgment amount was $72,108.34. 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 #PA1102376 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I601235 4.16, 4.23, 4.30

Plaintiff and in “as is” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, 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 and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. 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 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 13 6912. Sheriff of Jersey County, Illinois I592611 4.16, 4.23, 4.30

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BRUCE H JONES A/K/A BRUCE JONES; URSULA J JONES A/K/A URSULA JONES; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 3 ORCHARD DRIVE BARRY, IL 62312 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 January 17, 2014, PIKE COUNTY SHERIFF in PIKE County, Illinois, will on June 6, 2014, in the first floor lobby OF THE PIKE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, Pittsfield, IL, at 9:00AM, 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 PIKE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 46-101-13 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 3 ORCHARD DRIVE BARRY, IL 62312 Description of Improvements: ONE STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $183,697.45. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; bal-

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT GREENE COUNTY, CARROLLTON, ILLINOIS First Bank d/b/a First Bank Mortgage PLAINTIFF Vs.

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 1/10/2014, the Sheriff of Greene County, Illinois will on 6/4/14 at the hour of 9:30AM at Greene County Courthouse, 519 North Main Street Carrollton, IL 62984, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Greene and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 321 E. North Street Roodhouse, IL 62082 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the said court occurred in the above entitled cause, William Heffington, Sheriff of Calhoun, Illinois, will on May 5, 2014, at the hour of 11:00 AM at Calhoun County Courthouse, Main and County Roads, (in good weather held in Courtyard), Hardin, IL 62047, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Calhoun, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PIKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS PEOPLES BANK & TRUST CO., Plaintiff, vs. Case No. 2013-CH-32 STACEY WARD, MICHELLE WARD, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants.

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Permanent Real Estate Index Numbers: 47-014-11, 47-002-11, 47-013-06

Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1314386 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I603175 4.23.14, 4.30, 5.7

If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, 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 successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises.

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ance, 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.

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The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-17700. I603787 4.23.14, 4.30, 5.7

NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an Order of Default Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above cause on January 17, 2014, the Sheriff of Pike County, Illinois will at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, June 6, 2014, at the Pike County Courthouse, 100 East Washington, Pittsfield, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: The North One-half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 12; The Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 2; A Part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 11 described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at the Northeast corner of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 11, thence West 48 rods, thence South 33 1/3 rods, thence East 48 rods and thence North 33 1/3 rods to the place of beginning; All situated in Township 4 South, Range 7 West of the Fourth Principal Meridian, in the County of Pike and State of Illinois.

Commonly known as: Rural Route, Kinderhook, Illinois The judgment amount was $461,643.56 Sale terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real

NOTICE OF SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF PIKEPITTSFIELD, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs.

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JOSH P. HARRISON, Defendant. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 901 LAWRENCE ST. BARRY, IL 62312 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered on February 7, 2014 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Permanent Index Number: 46-08303 Commonly known as: 901 Lawrence St., Barry, IL 62312 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on June 6, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., at the Pike County Courthouse, Pittsfield, Illinois.

such judgment to wit: C/K/A: 304 Deer Trail, Golden Eagle, IL 62036 PIN:

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The person to contact regarding information regarding this property is: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any questions regarding this sale should refer to file number W121705. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: PUD. The Property is not open for inspection prior to sale. The real estate, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and tenements, hereditament and appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold under such terms.

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estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Kerri A. Doll (Registration No. 6217319), GIFFIN, WINNING, COHEN & BODEWES, P.C., Attorneys at Law, One West Old State Capitol Plaza, Myers Building, Suite 600, Springfield, Illinois 62701, (217) 525-1571. NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Kerri A. Doll (Registration No. 6217319) KerriD@giffinwinning.com Giffin, Winning, Cohen, & Bodewes, P.C. 1 West Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 600 Springfield, Illinois 62701 (217) 525-1571 4.16.14, 4.23, 4.30

inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information contact Plaintiff’s Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchaser who acquires title from a mortgagee shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g)(l).

The judgment amount is $62,326.83. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, 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

If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 ( c ) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers, & Mihlar, LLC 4.23.14, 4.30, 5.7


SOCIAL Calhoun News-Herald Third Graders from The College School visit Brussels Brussels 3rd quarter honor roll C4

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Almost annually, Matt Diller, third grade teacher at The College School in Webster Groves, Mo., likes to bring his class to visit Brussels. It is an opportunity for the class to have a rural experience once he drives the bus across the Golden Eagle Ferry to enter the southern part of Calhoun. Matt got acquainted with teacher Sarah Kinder during her terms as mayor. The annual visit has become a highlight of the students’ year as they study the various urban, suburban, and rural communities. “Brussels is an excellent example for the students to explore to deepen their understanding of rural life,’ commented Kinder. Each visit provides something new and interesting for the class. The place that the Ferry Took Us by Kearen S. (age 9) Once upon a time there was a ferry that took people to places far, far away. It took us to… Brussels, Illinois. There was a creature that greeted us; it was… a dog. It was a very, very, very cute dog that we named Henry. It felt odd to have a dog running around because I live in the city, and dogs don’t normally run around in the streets where I live. It followed us everywhere until we got to our first destination...the Wittmond Hotel. The hotel was built in 1897. It used to be a trading post. Over the years, about two hundred houses have been put in the neighborhood, and the city got bigger and bigger. Carla has been working at Wittmond Hotel for eight years. She likes that she knows everybody, and feels safe where she lives. She says that some people even leave the doors unlocked because they feel so safe here! If she would change anything, she would add more sports in the high school. Then, all of a sudden, someone else walked through the door...her name was Mary. She had been working there for awhile, and she said she knew a lot about the hotel. She said she liked being close to home, and being safe in the neighborhood. They said that they were ambivalent about having a bridge instead of a ferry. If they put a bridge in, more people would move in, and you wouldn’t be able to know everybody. But the upside is some kids could get to school faster, and adults could get to work faster. We stayed for lunch and du musshhd puhdadohs awe oooh ood. Sorry, let me swallow. The mashed potatoes are so good! In River City, I would like to include mashed potatoes on KK’z Rootbeer’s menu, and have good food like Wittmond’s Restaurant. And the class lived happily ever after, for now. The End.

Beautiful Brussels IL. by Rainey F. (age 9) Shwoosh, shwoosh, shwoosh! That’s the sound of the Mississippi River as you ride the ferry from Missouri to the town of Brussels, Il. Brussels is a rural community, with only 200 people living there now. First, we went to the cemetery. We saw the gravestone of Reverend John Molitor. He was the first settler in 1822. Next we went to the Wittmond Hotel. It was built in 1847. There we met Carla and Mary. Carla has been working there for 8 years. They told us the hotel was originally a trading post and that most people back then spoke German. Carla and Mary think it a very safe community. They like Brussels because they know about everyone. After a delicious lunch at the hotel, we went St. Mary’s Hall. It is a building where ladies get together and quilt. We met Annette and Marie who have been quilting for 60 years. I even experienced some quilting myself! They were making a nine patch quilt right in front of us. They only go one day a week and it takes them three months to make one quilt. Finally, we went to St. Mary’s School. We met Sarah Kinder there; she is a teacher for kinder-

This year the ladies were quilting at St. Mary’s Hall and the children were given an opportunity to make stitches in a real quilt in the frame. Sarah owns the quilt and she had no problem letting little fingers make a few stitches to add to the quilt’s story. They always enjoy meeting other third graders at the Brussels Grade School and interacting with Kinder and other community business owners and patrons. “As you can tell by their individual summary reports, Brussels is truly a unique place to visit. The students and their parent chaperones are always very complimentary of the beauty of the countryside, the quaint downtown, and the friendliness of the people in the community,” Kinder further commented. garten and fourth graders. The school has been open for about 50 years. I asked Sarah what her favorite part about teaching is in the school? She said it was that there were a variety of age groups and it was very diverse. The whole school has 55 children from kindergarten to sixth grade. Some classes only have 5 students. We also met the 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Barker. She loves the small number of students because you are always able to see what they are doing. She has been teaching there for 7 years. Well, don’t want to miss the ferry! Brussels is about as friendly as it gets. I met a lot of wonderful people. The next time you go to Brussels, Il., I hope you do too! Brussels, Illinois: A Village Nestled Between Rivers By Sophia R. (age 9) Imagine gliding across water on a bus! Well the third grade students at The College School did just that! The most exciting part of the trip was that we got to ride in our bus on a ferry. It is one experience I will never ever forget. Matt was driving the bus. We came to the end of the road at the side of the river. We could not go any further, unless he wanted to drive straight into the Mississippi River. Then the Golden Eagle Ferry came across and swooped us up. I could not believe my eyes: We were gliding on water. It was magical. Our first stop was the “Red and White “ convenience store, a local place where you can buy anything and everything you need. There we met JoAnn Nolte. She told us, that the store has been running for fifty years. She lives in the area. She is a retired school principal and seventh eighth grade teacher at St. Mary’s school that is just across the road. JoAnn told us, that she was working at the “Red and White “store that day, to help a friend in need. The friend had lost her mother and was at the funeral. JoAnn gave us some good advice and said, that when you live in a rural community, you have to wear more than one hat. JoAnn explained to us, that if you live around here you learn how to cook and how to can food from scratch, so when it is cold outside you can go down to your basement and get a can of apples to eat or make a pie out of. JoAnn feels very safe in this community because everybody helps everybody at all times. She told us, once a car was stolen from someone in town. The thieves tried to take the Golden Eagle Ferry to get away. Well not in Brussels, Illinois ! Everybody knows everybody! The ferry operators noticed, that the drivers were not the owners of the car. They called the police and stopped the ferry in the middle of the river. Once the police arrived they took the ferry to the other side and the thieves were arrested and the car returned to its owners. I agree with JoAnn: Brussels is really a safe place to live!

Brussels By: Leonie W. You may think that to visit Brussels you need to go to Europe, but today we visited Brussels, Illinois. As we got off the bus, we were welcomed by a Brussels citizen; a little brown dog. It seemed that everyone knew him as part of a big family. Brussels is a little rural town in Calhoun County in Illinois. It is close to where the Mississippi and Illinois rivers flow together. About 200 people live in Brussels. To get there we had to take the ferry to cross the river. There is no bridge at that point. Some people want a bridge because it would be faster and also when the water freezes the ferry cannot cross. About 20percent of the people we asked said no to the bridge because more people would move in and they would not be able to know everyone anymore. Now everyone knows each other, looks after each other, and is a small friendly community. The drive to the town was on a country road going by fields, cows, and sheep, definitely a rural environment. Every now and then we could see houses. At the entrance to the town we could see houses and buildings on either side of the road. A hotel, a visitor’s center, a church, a grocery store, a library, and further down a school. We visited a hall where women were quilting. We found out that it takes two months to make one quilt and they come together once a week to quilt. We met Jane, Marie, and Marietta. They have been living in this town for many years; either grew up there or moved there after they got married. They learned to quilt from their mothers, grandmothers, and mother in laws. We gave stitching a try. Not an easy thing to do! Lunch was at the town hotel. The Wittmond Hotel. It is a beautiful building with many rooms on the second floor. They are not used right now, as it needs upgrading for sprinkler systems. The hotel also had a bar and an antique store. When we visited the grade school we realized there are many things common to our learning but also many things were different. For example there are only 14 children in the third and fourth grades together. The students told us they like living there because they can walk to places, feel safe to play outside and they like the fresh air. As we left the town I felt we were leaving behind a big happy family.

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Sports Physical Clinic scheduled for Brussels School District May 5 The Sports Physical Clinic will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 5 at Brussels School District. Illini Medical will be conducting physicals for 4th through 11th grades. Students participating in any sports’ activities (football, volleyball, cheerleading, basketball,

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When I grow up, I want to feel safe wherever I end up living. I hope you get to ride on the Golden Eagle Ferry someday! Brussels By: Grace. (age 9) EEEERT! Went the gates on the ferry as they closed behind The College School bus. Today the Third grade class at The College School drove to the Golden Eagle Ferry on our way to Brussels, Illinois. First, we went to St. Mary’s Hall where we met Shirley and Annette who were quilting. They say that it takes about one month to make a quilt, but, if the quilt is a big one, it can take more time to finish. They work on their quilts every Wednesday, but, since we were coming on a Monday, they came on a Monday. Next, we visited the Library. We interviewed a woman named Nancy. She said that she likes how she knows everybody in Brussels and how safe it is. The Library relies on their Library Loan. Nancy also likes how close the Library is to the St. Mary’s School. Last, we went to Brussels Grade School and saw the Third and Fourth grade classes. There were only five students in Fourth grade, and only fourteen in Third Grade! When we build River City, I hope we can have a perfect balance between the quiet and smallness of Brussels and the busyness and bigness of University City.

Sports physicals for Calhoun Unit 40 Sports physicals for Calhoun Unit 40 students are being held at the Calhoun Elementary on May 8 starting at 8:30 a.m. for students who will be in 5th thru 12th next year. Students are required to bring the permission slips and physical form completed and signed by parent and $25 payment in order for their physical to be completed. Every year there are students who have to be withheld from starting practice due to their

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MONDAY: (Breakfast) Bagel, Cereal, Fresh Fruit/Mixed Fruit, Milk (Lunch) Pizza, Buttered Carrots, Celery & Dip, Mixed Fruit, Milk. TUESDAY: (Breakfast) Apple & Cherry Strudel, Cereal, Fresh Fruit/ Peaches, Milk (Lunch) Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Baked Beans, Brussels Sprouts, Peaches, Fritos, Milk. WEDNESDAY: (Breakfast) Breakfast Bagel, Cereal, Juice/ Fresh Fruit, Milk (Lunch) Chicken & Noodles, Green Beans, Beets, Apples & Caramel Dip, Bread, Milk. THURSDAY: (Breakfast) Muffin, Cereal, Fresh Fruit/Pears, Milk (Lunch) McRibb on Bun, Buttered Potatoes, Asparagus, Pears, Milk. FRIDAY: (Breakfast) French Toast, Cereal, Juice/Fresh Fruit, Milk (Lunch) Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Peas, Applesauce, Hot Roll, Milk.

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MONDAY: (Breakfast) French Toast Sticks, Cereal, Fruit, Juice, Milk (Lunch) Corn Dog, Tator Tots, Baked Beans, Apricots, Fresh Fruit, Milk. TUESDAY: (Breakfast) Egg & Cheese Omelet, Biscuit, Cereal, Fruit, Juice, Milk (Lunch) Sloppy Joes, Slaw, Cooked Carrots, Tropical Fruit, Fresh Fruit, Milk. WEDNESDAY: (Breakfast) Breakfast Burrito, Cereal, Fruit, Juice, Milk (Lunch) Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Peas, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit, Milk. THURSDAY: (Breakfast) Pancake & Sausage on a Stick, Cereal, Fruit, Juice, Milk (Lunch) Turkey Wrap, Romaine Lettuce Salad, Black Beans, Sun Chips, Pineapple, Fresh Fruit, Milk. FRIDAY: (Breakfast) Chocolate Muffin, Cereal, Fruit, Juice, Milk (Lunch) Spaghetti, Bread Sticks, Romaine Lettuce Salad, Green Beans, Peaches, Fresh Fruit, Milk.

st. norBerts MONDAY: Sloppy Joe, French Fries, Carrots, Applesauce. TUESDAY: Chicken Rice Casserole, Lettuce Salad, Green Beans, Tropical Fruit. WEDNESDAY: Spaghetti, Lettuce Salad, Garlic Bread, Pears. THURSDAY: Pizza Baked Chips, Peas, Peaches. FRIDAY: Soft Tacos, Mexican Rice, Lettuce Salad, Pineapple.


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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IDNR asks for help to conserve the Monarch Butterfly ‘The Wizard of Oz’ playing What we’re doing: One of Illinois’ state symbols has Monarch butterflies lay their eggs schools and educators that can be in St. Louis May 13 – 18 As the largest landowner in been in the news both nationally on milkweed plants. In a few days, found here: http://dnr.state.il.us/eduand internationally for a troubling fact. Scientists have documented an unprecedented drop in numbers of the monarch butterfly on its wintering grounds in Mexico since the mid-1990s, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is asking for the public’s help in growing monarch populations. While the story of the monarch’s decline and hopeful comeback stretches well beyond the borders of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources plays a vital role in its conservation in Illinois. “Forty years ago, Illinois schoolchildren convinced the Illinois General Assembly to adopt the monarch butterfly as Illinois’ state insect,” said IDNR Director Marc Miller. “Help us honor that legacy by working with us to conserve habitat for the monarch, and make our state parks and backyards safe harbors for these amazing, long-distance travelers.” The fate of the monarch in Illinois is tied to the fate of the milkweed, the host plants used by its familiar striped caterpillars. In Illinois, there are 19 species of milkweeds that mostly grow in prairies, though some can be found in woodlands, untilled fields, roadsides, and ditches.

the egg hatches into a larvae or caterpillar. The caterpillar feeds for about two weeks until it is ready to form its chrysalis. In 10 days to two weeks, the adult butterfly emerges. Monarch butterflies are migratory, and it takes four generations to complete the journey from the central United States to wintering grounds in Mexico and back again.

Here’s how you can help: Include milkweed and native flowering plants in your landscaping. Don’t mow or spray herbicide on milkweed patches. Reduce mowing where possible. Milkweeds grow readily along roadsides, field edges, fallow fields and other untended places. Cutting back on mowing saves fuel and time, and provides habitat for many other species of grassland birds, mammals and insects. Many communities hold native plant sales during the spring. Additionally, the IDNR annually offers a Schoolyard Habitat Grant Program. Visit our grants page to see if your organization qualifies: http://dnr. state.il.us/education/CLASSRM/ grants.htm Become more educated about monarch conservation. The IDNR offers a variety of resources for

cation/insecttrunk.htm The following publications from the IDNR Office of Education and Outreach are available in PDF format: Wings, Stings and Leggy Things http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/publications/Documents/00000563.pdf Spanish-language version of Wings, Stings and Leggy Things http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/publications/Documents/00000662.pdf Illinois’ State Symbols - http:// www.dnr.illinois.gov/publications/ Documents/00000547.pdf Spanish-language version of Illinois’ State Symbols - http://www. dnr.illinois.gov/publications/Documents/00000561.pdf Those interested in establishing butterfly gardens around homes, schools and businesses should download our Butterfly Gardens brochure: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/publications/Documents/00000130.pdf Learn about the mission of the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission and find a directory of sites here: http://dnr.state.il.us/INPC/ index.htm Find an Illinois State Park near you at: http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/ landmgt/parks/

Illinois, we are doing our part to keep the environment healthy for all native species. Illinois state parks, nature preserves, state forests and other properties play a significant role in the survival of countless species of insects, birds, plants, fish and animals – including the monarch butterfly. Illinois has 324 stateowned and leased state parks, fish and wildlife areas, state forests, state trails, natural areas and recreational sites, with 45 million visits annually. The highest quality natural communities in Illinois have been identified through the Illinois Natural Areas Inventory. These 28,000 acres occupy 0.077% of the Illinois landscape, but represent the best opportunity to preserve and protect a large percentage of the terrestrial biodiversity of the state. Many of these identified sites owned by the IDNR, other public entities, and private individuals have been formally protected under the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission. IDNR staff conducts stewardship projects throughout the year – from invasive species control to controlled burns and hydrological restoration – all of which go to make these habitats more sustainable and viable, including for milkweeds and monarchs.

South Calhoun Biennial Health Fair April 24 The Brussels and Batchtown Woman’s Clubs will be hosting its 6th Biennial Health Fair Thursday, April 24 at the Brussels Grade School cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be free health care screenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The free screenings that will be available are blood pressure, and diabetes screening and glucose. There will also be two blood tests available at a cost of $10 each. These include TSH for thyroid and PSA for prostate.

Several representatives with booths will be set up, these include Jersey Community Hospital, Calhoun Health Department, Calhoun Nursing and Rehab., Cooperative Extension Service, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Melaleuca, Women’s Oasis and Home Instead Senior Care. New to our fair this year is the Jerseyville Pain Relief Center, who will be on hand to do Chair Massages. At 7 p.m. Jennifer Bell, director of community relations for Jersey Community Hospital will

discuss services they provide. Cindy Barrett diabetes coordinator will discuss diabetes management, Dr.Travis Impellizzeri DC from the Jerseyville Pain Relief Center will speak on the services they provide and Premsri Barton MD will speak on “What I Know about Cancer.” Throughout the evening attendance prizes will be given away and light refreshments will be available. The finale to the 2014 Health Fair will be the 2014 raffle spon-

sored by The Batchtown and Brussels Woman’s Clubs with 51 great prizes on the ticket, ranging from cash prizes, pie-a-month, many gift baskets, to a nights lodging at Pere Marquette Lodge. Proceeds from the raffle will be utilized to benefit various projects sponsored by the clubs. Tickets are still available at various businesses or from Woman’s Club members. The event is open to everyone, not just residents of the county. Hope to see you there.

The Fabulous Fox Theatre is delighted to announce that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz” will play May 13-18 in St. Louis. Performances of “The Wizard of Oz” at the Fabulous Fox Theatre run May 13-18. Show times are Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 p/m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at MetroTix.com, by calling 314-5341111 or in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office. Ticket prices start at $25. Prices are subject to change; please refer to FabulousFox.com for current pricing. Starring Danielle Wade as Dorothy, who was chosen by the Canadian public through CBC TV’s reality show

“Over The Rainbow,” the tour of “The Wizard of Oz” is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar®winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for all the family.

Western Ill. Fair Queen Pageant meeting Sunday The Western Illinois Fair Queen Pageant is hosting an informational meeting for interested contestants for this year’s pageant on Sunday, April 27 at 4 p.m., at the Western Illinois Fairgrounds office in Griggsville. The pageant is open to girls ages 16-21 that live in Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Morgan, Pike and Scott counties. This year’s pageant will be held Thursday, June 26, during the 2014 Western Illinois Fair. This meeting is for queen pageant contestants only. Princess contestants

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Hardin, Illinois

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP

Lady Warriors run win total to 15

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Elani Godar rounds second base and eyes third during the Lady Warriors' 17-1 win in five innings Wednesday, April 16, at Brussels High School.

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Lady Raiders freshman Allison Klaas winds up a pitch against Calhoun Wednesday, April 16, at Brussels High School. Klaas is one of two Brussels starters batting .400 or better this season. Classmate Madison Willman leads the club — 8-9 in 2014 — with a .469 batting average.

The Lady Warriors softball team needed to play just 17 games in order to reach 15 wins, improving to 15-2 this season with a 3-0 victory against Alton Monday at Calhoun High School. Freshman ace Grace Baalman pitched a one-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts and three walks to silence the Lady Redbirds' offense. She's 12-2 from the circle this season with a 0.91 earned-run average and 158 strikeouts in 77 innings of work. Sophomore Sara Brodbeck led the Lady Warriors at the plate with a 2-for-3 game and one run batted in against Class 4A Alton. Classmate Madison Lehr and senior Samantha Gerson each went 1-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored. Sophomore Emma Baalman also came around to score. Calhoun went 2-1 through a busy three-game day Saturday at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Calhoun was the lone Class 1A school in a field of 2A schools. The Lady Warriors began the morning beating Litchfield 5-1. Grace Baalman limited Litchfield to two hits and one earned run with 11 strikeouts and four walks. She drove in one run while Emma Baalman and Gerson each went 2-for-3 and combined for three runs. A 5-2 loss against Monticello in Calhoun's second game of the day snapped a nine-game winning streak despite the Lady Warriors outhitting Monticello 11-2. Calhoun bounced back with a 5-3 win against Auburn in its finale Saturday. Sophomore Madison Lehr improved to 3-0 as a starter this season, surrendering just five hits and three unearned runs with five strikeouts and one walk. Junior Becca Oswald was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Emma Baalman finished 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs and senior Elani Godar doubled while driving in three runs and scoring one. The Lady Warriors are 3-0 within the Western Illinois Valley Conference South this season. That record includes a sweep of North Greene in 19-3 and 12-2 wins. Calhoun hosted GreenfieldNorthwestern Tuesday in Hardin, but results were unavailable at press time. The teams conclude their two-game series at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Greenfield. The Lady Warriors will spend Saturday at the Pleasant Plains Tournament, playing three games at Pleasant Plains High School. Between its outing against Greenfield-NW, Calhoun will host Brussels at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Hardin. The Lady Warriors won the teams' first meeting 17-1 in five innings Wednesday, April 16, at Brussels High School.

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Calhoun junior Becca Oswald makes contact with a pitch against Brussels Wednesday, April 16, at Brussels High School. The Lady Warriors won the all-Calhoun County outing 17-1 in five innings and have since improved to 15-2 overall this season with a 3-0 record inside the Western Illinois Valley Conference South. michaelrweaver.com

Grace Baalman tossed a twohitter with 15 strikeouts and no walks while Gerson hit a home run as part of a 2-for-3 game with four RBIs and three runs scored. Emma Baalman added a 3-for-3 effort with a double, three RBIs and as many runs scored. Freshman Madison Willman led the Lady Raiders with a 2-for-2 game including a solo home run. Brussels is 8-9 this season entering Wednesday's rematch and will play in the Pleasant Plains Tournament Saturday. The Lady Raiders all but erased an early nine-run deficit before their comeback fell just short in a 9-7 decision against Greenfield-NW Monday in Brussels. Willman, freshman Emma Schleeper and senior Haley Rose each produced multi-hit games for the Lady Raiders. Brussels split a doubleheader Saturday at Valmeyer High School. The Lady Raiders won the opener 17-4 in five innings, but were edged 11-0 in six innings in the finale.

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Lady Warriors senior Samantha Gerson slides safely into home plate to score against Brussels Wednesday, April 16, at Brussels High School. Gerson finished 2-for-3 with a home run, four runs batted in and three runs scored against the Lady Raiders. She's batting .519 this season — ranking second on the team behind only Grace Baalman's .560 batting average — and is one of eight Calhoun starters hitting .358 or better this season.

Raiders hosting annual Hit-a-Thon

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Calhoun High School's Tim Margherio takes a swing at a pitch against Brown County earlier this season in Hardin. The Warriors senior is leading the team's starting lineup with a .486 batting average and 20 runs batted in. Calhoun is 11-9 overall and 2-1 within the Western Illinos Valley Conference South entering a two-game series against Greenfield-Northwestern Tuesday in Hardin. The Warriors and Tigers conclude the series at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Greenfield.

Senior Tyler Friedel pitches for the Raiders earlier this season at Brussels High School. Friedel earned the win from the mound during an 8-7 victory to cap a doubleheader against Valmeyer Friday and scored two runs during an 11-0 triumph in five innings against Greenfield-Northwestern Monday in Brussels. The Raiders — winners of back-to-back games and 7-12 overall this season — visit county rival Calhoun for their next game at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30.

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The sixth annual Brussels Raiders Baseball Hit-a-Thon will take place Saturday at the Brussels High School baseball field. The contest will begin at 11:30 a.m. for members of the Brussels High School baseball team and will be open to the public beginning at noon. The entry fee is $5 and contestants can enter as many times as they would like. Each contestant will get three practice swings before having 10 swings that will count towards their point total. Any home run hit is worth 11 points. A ball that reaches the warning track on the fly is worth nine points while one that makes

it to the warning track with one hop will score seven points. A ball hit past 150 feet well net five points, anything out of the infield is worth three points and infield ground balls are worth one point each. Foul balls have no point value. The contestant with the highest point total in the high school and older division will win $50 and the highest-scoring hitter in the grade school division will win $20. Hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwursts, chips and other concessions will be available for purchase throughout the event, which will raise funds to benefit the Brussels High School baseball team.


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109 BRADFORD PL., JERSEYVILLE

Great home in established West Point Subdivision. Home features granite counter tops, cherry cabinets, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, huge family room in lower level, plus optional office or bedroom. NOT a drive by, call for an appointment #70705 $225,000 Agent: Sonja Shaw 535-1899 Agent: Whitney McIver 531-2256

23 COVE DR., BRIGHTON

Get on Briarwood Lake!! Nice sized bi-level family home with 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bath and 2 car garage, plus 2 tiered decks to pool and fenced backyard and only steps from 111 ft. of waterfront. Wood burning stone fireplace in family room. Lots to offer. Home warranty provided. #70475 $139,900 Agent: Michael Paslay 530-7355

710 W. WILBUR ST., BUNKER HILL

Small town living on almost a ½ acre lot. Remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch style home with a carport plus a detached 27x22 garage. Great home with a lot to offer. Home warranty included. Great Price!! #70235 $104,900 Agent: Michael Paslay 530-7355

801 E. FAIRGROUNDS AVE., JERSEYVILLE Log cabin living – this 3 bedroom, 1 bath home offers actual yellow pine logs and solid 2” pin flooring throughout. Wood burning stove only 2 yrs old. All appliances including washer/dryer. A 20x32 detached garage w/electric and water, insulated and with concrete floors. #70605 $79,900 Agent: Mindy Woelfel 946-0434

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Calhoun News-Herald

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TRI-COUNTY REAL ESTATE TOUR

The right watering can make all Home renovations could How to repair dead grass the difference in a lush lawn increase property taxes

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Poorly situated sprinkler heads can deny lawns the water they desperately need when the temperatures rise.

Proper watering is essential when trying to restore or maintain a lush green lawn. If watered incorrectly, a lawn can be susceptible to a host of problems, including insect infestation, weak roots and disease. When watering a lawn, especially when temperatures start to soar in the summer, it's easy to think a lawn needs more water and needs it during those hours of the day when the sun is at its most intense. However, those are two common misconceptions about watering. The following are a handful of tips for homeowners who want to help their lawns endure the summer heat and maintain their lush appeal into the fall. n Water when temperatures are mild. In the summertime, humans typically need water when temperatures are at their most extreme, but that does not mean lawns should be watered when temperatures soar. Water attracts the sun, so watering when temperatures are at their hottest, which is typically around midday and into early afternoon, will likely lead to brown spots indicative of a burned lawn. That's because the sun will be drawn to the water, bearing down on the lawn and burning the grass as a result. When summer arrives, a lawn is best watered when temperatures are at their most mild. An added benefit of watering when temperatures are on the mild side is less water will be lost to evaporation during this time, meaning you won't be wasting water. n Situate sprinklers to conserve water. Homeowners who won't be hand watering their lawns should make sure their sprinklers are placed properly throughout their property. Situate sprinklers so they aren't watering driveways, walkways or patios. It's also impor-

tant to make sure water from sprinklers isn't being blocked from reaching the grass by trees. Homeowners with especially large trees on their property should consider hand watering the grass beneath such trees to ensure these areas receive adequate water. n Lean on mulch. Homeowners tend to fear drought for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that drought can cause a green lawn to turn brown, potentially affecting property value and robbing a landscape of its beauty. Mulch around trees, flower beds, gardens and shrubs can help homeowners get the most bang for their watering buck. That's because mulch retains moisture, even when temperatures are especially hot. This helps foster stronger root growth and healthier landscapes that are less susceptible to disease and insect infestation. n Get to know your lawn. Several variables combine to determine how much water a lawn needs. Understanding these variables helps homeowners understand how much to water their own lawns. Local climate is a variable to consider, as is whether or not a lawn was fertilized (experts typically recommend a lawn be fertilized several times, beginning in the spring and ending in October). Soil type and grass type also help to determine how much water a lawn needs, and homeowners who need to determine the type of soil and grass on their property can consult a local lawn care center or landscaping professional. Proper watering can help a lawn survive the dog days of summer, and it's up to homeowners to learn the right techniques.

The two things that determine property taxes are the assessed value of your home and the property tax rate for where you live. In many cases, making improvements to the inside and outside of your home can result in higher taxes on your property. Many homeowners do not think about the tax man when they are about to renovate their home. But it is important to consider that home repairs -- even planting a garden -could lead to higher property taxes. Although the vast majority of repairs that most often affect taxes include major renovations, there are lesser known repairs that can catch even savvy homeowners by surprise. Here is a look at some of the renovations that could raise your property taxes. n Adding a room: Converting the garage into a bedroom or adding on a new bathroom will increase your home's value and the property tax you'll pay on the home. Although tax assessors don't usually make surprise trips to your home to check for renovations indoors, they may

peruse permits filed at the clerk's office and then investigate. Permits are the primary way assessors learn about improvements, so much so that some homeowners look to circumvent permits when making renovations. But that can cause a number of problems down the line if and when you decide to sell. n Pools and outdoor structures: Changes to a home's exterior are some of the easiest to see and document. Permanent changes outdoors, such as the installation of a shed with a concrete floor, a deck or a pool can definitely increase property taxes. n Landscaping: Hiring a professional to do your lawn and plants can result in higher taxes. It's called "alteration of land improvement." Repaving a driveway or adding a new cement walkway may also increase your home's value and, subsequently, your property tax bill. n Fireplaces: The installation of a fireplace can also increase a home's value, leading to a higher tax bill as well

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the problem are killed. Once the insects are no more, cut the grass, raking the affected area to remove the dead grass and any additional debris. Scatter grass seed over the affected areas and then apply an appropriate fertilizer and water immediately. Professionals may know just the right fertilizer for your lawn, so even if you want to go it alone, visit a local lawn care center to ask for advice about addressing your particular problem. Fertilizer damage Fertilizer damage can also prove difficult to address, as applying fresh seeds too soon can kill any freshly growing seedlings. So grass that has been damaged by overfertilization must first be allowed to fully die. Once that has happened, the grass can be cut and any remaining debris or dead grass can be removed. Seed can then be scattered, and you can even add some additional soil before laying down an appropriate amount of fertilizer and watering the lawn immediately. Dead grass can be unsightly and turn an otherwise lush lawn into a patchy eyesore. But addressing dead grass can be easy and can quickly restore a lawn to its green grandeur.

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A patch of dead grass on an otherwise lush lawn can be a frustrating eyesore for homeowners. Whether lawn care is your passion or just something you do to maintain the value of your home, dead grass can be exasperating. But as unsightly as dead grass can be, addressing it and restoring the dead patches can be somewhat simple. Before you can restore grass, however, you must first identify the source of the problem. Grass often dies because of urine damage, which is typically characterized by a dead spot surrounded by otherwise green grass. Grub infestation might be at fault when dead grass appears, and such an infestation often produces patches of light brown grass that are scattered throughout the lawn. Once you have identified why the grass is dead, which may require the help of a professional, then you can begin to treat your lawn. Insect damage Addressing dead spots caused by insect damage can be a little more complicated, and some homeowners may prefer to hire a professional. If you want to handle the problem on your own, apply pesticide to the affected areas so the insects behind

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

March unemployment hits five year low 8.4 percent lowest since January 2009

The March unemployment rate fell to 8.4 percent, the lowest level since January 2009, according to data released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The rate fell despite more people entering the labor force to look for work. As expected, however, the unseasonably cold and snowy weather in March dampened initial estimates for new hiring. Combined with continued job loss at the government level, the state recorded -3,200 fewer jobs than in February but +29,400 more than one year ago. The unemployment rate and job creation numbers can move independently of each other because they come from different surveys. “Today’s drop in the unemployment rate highlights significant progress in our state,” IDES Director Jay Rowell said. “Our monthly numbers will continue to show uneven but measurable progress. Consumer confidence and its related spending remains a key driver of our economic growth, especially in construction and manufacturing.” Numbers from the independent "https://www.conference-board.org" Conference Board’s Help Wanted OnLine Survey show Illinois employers in March advertised for more than 195,000 jobs and 85 percent sought full-time employment. The Board is a global business membership and research association. The numbers

measure new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month on internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller, niche websites. Illinois employers added +257,000 private sector jobs since January 2010 when job growth returned following nearly two years of consecutive monthly declines. Leading sectors are Professional and Business Services (+119,900, +15.3 percent); Education and Health Services (+56,600, +6.9 percent); and Leisure and Hospitality (+40,200, +7.8 percent). Government (-26,500, -3.1 percent) continues to lead job loss. In March 2014, the number of unemployed individuals fell -17,100 (-3.0 percent) to 551,900. Total unemployed has fallen -201,600 (-26.8 percent) since January 2010 when the rate peaked at 11.4 percent. Since January 2010, when compared to the previous month, Illinois recorded job growth in 35 months and job loss in 15. The unemployment rate fell in 25 months, increased in nine and was unchanged in 16. The unemployment rate identifies those who are out of work and seeking employment. A person who exhausts benefits, or is ineligible, still will be reflected in the unemployment rate if they actively seek work. Historically, the national unemployment rate is lower than the state rate. The state rate has been lower than the national rate only six times since January 2000. This includes periods of economic expansion and contraction.

Illinois schools win No Child Left Behind waiver After pushing for more than two years, Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has announced that Illinois has won approval from the United States Department of Education for its request for flexibility from parts of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law to improve the quality of education for Illinois’ schoolchildren. The approved waiver gives Illinois needed flexibility to continue its progress in implementing a comprehensive strategy to improve education in Illinois by closing achievement gaps, supporting our most challenged districts and preparing all students for college, career and beyond. “Today’s approval is a big step forward that will allow Illinois to do what’s best for our kids and improve the quality of education throughout our state,” Governor Quinn said. “In 2011, we enacted landmark education reform that made our schools stronger and more accountable. Now, with this federal approval, we will continue to improve the quality of education in Illinois and better prepare our students to be successful in college, career and beyond.” Illinois has moved forward already with many elements of the waiver, including the adoption of college and career ready learning standards in English, language arts and mathematics in the summer of 2010. In 2011, Governor Quinn signed landmark education reforms that strengthened accountability in our schools and training for teachers, administrators and school board members. The historic measure set clear standards for teacher evaluations and prioritized performance above tenure. These reforms represent unprecedented statewide agreement on issues that continue to be unresolved across the nation. “The best economic tool a state can have is a world-class education system, and that’s why we have been fighting to get this done since day one,” ISBE Chairman Gery Chico said. “Schools across Illinois are already putting in place many elements of our plan for student success and this approval will allow us to fully implement our comprehensive plan to make Illinois’ education system the best in the nation.” The approved waiver also calls for a new state and district accountability system. Illinois will implement a multiple measure system that look at an entire school and district, not

simply a test score. In addition, the Illinois accountability system calls for a renewed focus on closing achievement gaps, turning around the lowestperforming schools, building capacity for school improvement and enhanced transparency. “We still believe that a top priority must be for Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, but short of that, a waiver does allow us to move forward and work with local districts to do what’s best for students,” State Superintendent of Education Christopher A. Koch said. “Despite the delay in our waiver approval, Illinois educators have moved forward with elements of our plan and the commitment to college and career preparedness for all students, including the implementation of new, internationally benchmarked learning standards and 21st century assessments of student learning.” The federal education law has been due for Congressional reauthorization since 2007. In the absence of reauthorization, President Obama announced in September 2011 that the administration would grant waivers from NCLB to qualified states. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CALHOUN COUNTY, ILLINOIS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CALHOUN, COUNTY HARDIN, ILLINOIS Bank of America, N.A.; Plaintiff, VS.

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Tony Heigl; Jennifer Heigl; Deer Trail (Care Free Community Living) Home Owners Association; Deer Trail Home Owner`s Association NFP; Pulaski Bank; Defendants. NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the said court occurred in the above entitled cause, William Heffington, Sheriff of Calhoun, Illinois, will on May 5, 2014, at the hour of 11:00 AM at Calhoun County Courthouse, Main and County Roads, (in good weather held in Courtyard), Hardin, IL 62047, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Calhoun, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy such judgment to wit: LOT 304 OF DEER TRAIL SUBDIVISION, A RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS 37, 38, 26 AND 22 OF THE FINAL PLAT OF WINNEBERG SUBDIVISION PLAT TWO AND PART OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST OF THE 4TH PRININ THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CALHOUN, COUNTY HARDIN, ILLINOIS US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. 11 CH 00002 RICHARD LEE GRISSOM, JR. A/K/A RICHARD GRISSOM, JR.; CASSANDRA M. GRISSOM; VILLAGE OF KAMPSVILLE; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; Defendants. 400 OAK STREET KAMPSVILLE, IL 62053 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 February 21, 2014, CALHOUN COUNTY SHERIFF in CALHOUN County, Illinois, will on May 29, 2014, in CALHOUN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, HARDIN, IL 62047, at 10:00AM, 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: LOTS TWELVE (12) AND NINE (9) BLOCK NUMBER SEVEN (7) IN J.A. KAMP WEST ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF KAMPSVILLE AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF RECORDER OF DEEDS OF CALHOUN COUNTY ILLINOIS, IN PLAT BOOK 1 ON PAGE 168 THEREOF. SITUATED IN CALHOUN COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 07-06-02-303-702

CIPAL MERIDIAN, TOGETHER WITH A PART OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH RANGE 2 WEST OF THE 4TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, CALHOUN COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER DOCUMENT NO. 57961 IN THE RECORDER`S OFFICE OF CALHOUN COUNTY, ILLINOIS. SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF CALHOUN AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. C/K/A: 304 Deer Trail, Golden Eagle, IL 62036 PIN:

14-P-9 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is hereby given of the death of Erman Dell Kiel who died March 11, 2014. Letters of Office as Administrator were issued to Jeffery W. Kiel whose address is R.R. 1 Box 76 Golden Eagle, IL 62036, and whose attorney is Charles H.W. Burch P.O. Box 208 Hardin, IL 62047 on 4-8-2014. All Claims against the estate of the deceased must be filed on or before October 17, 2014 with the Administrator, his representative, or in the above captioned cause at Calhoun County Courthouse, Hardin, Illinois. Any claims filed thereafter shall be barred. Charles H.W. Burch Attorney for Jeffery W. Kiel, Administrator P.O. Box 208 Hardin, IL 62047 (618) 576-2772 4.16.14, 4.23, 4.30

HELP WANTED Business Manager

Campbell Publications is seeking a Business Manager to work in our Jerseyville office part-time Monday through Friday. The successful candidate: • Will be computer proficient. • Will have experience in business accounting and proficiency with QuickBooks and other business-related software. • Will enjoy working with the public and handling inquiries. • Will be organized, meet deadlines and perform with strict attention to detail. • Will possess good grammar skills; keyboarding skills required. This position offers the opportunity to excel in a fast-paced and creative work environment. Competitive salary, pleasant office and friendly co-workers. To apply, come to the Jersey County Journal office in Jerseyville to fill out an application. Resumes are encouraged but not required.

JERSEY COUNTY JOURNAL

Commercial Building for rent Hardin, IL

Call (618) 498-1234 and ask for Business Department

CLASSIFIEDS

Hardin, Illinois

07-17-06-100-001-304

The person to contact regarding information regarding this property is: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any questions regarding this sale should refer to file number W121705. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: PUD. The Property is not open for inspection prior to sale. The real estate, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and tenements, hereditament and appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold under such terms. The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 W12-1705 pleadings.il@wirbickilaw.com 4.9.14, 4.16, 4.23

STREET KAMPSVILLE, IL 62053 Description of Improvements: VINYL SIDING ONE STORY WITH A ONE CAR DETACHED GARAGE. THE COLOR OF THE HOUSE ISWHITE. I AM UNABLE TO VERIFY THAT THE UTILITIES ARE ON OR OFF. NO FENCE The Judgment amount was $72,108.34. 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 #PA1102376 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I601235

COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 400 OAK

IN RE THE ESTATE OF ERMA DELL KIEL Deceased

832 S. State St. • Jerseyville, IL

Calhoun News-Herald

4.16, 4.23, 4.30

TIME CLOCKS FOR SALE Models

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

HELP WANTED Graphic Designer

Jersey County Journal is seeking a full-time Graphic Designer to work in the production of print advertisements and newspaper pages. Job includes duties maintaining newspaper websites. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS • Computer training, typing proficiency, excellent grammar and Internet skills required. • Availability to work flexible hours. • Ability to meet deadlines. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • Design experience. • Experience with Mac computers and networks. • The ideal candidate will be proficient in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. WE OFFER: • Pleasant office and friendly co-workers. • State-of-the-art programs. • Opportunity to excel in a fast-paced and creative work environment. • Competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply, contact Julie Nash, production supervisor, Jersey County Journal. Resumés are appreciated but not required.

JERSEY COUNTY JOURNAL 832 S. State St. • Jerseyville, IL

GOT NEWS? SEND IT TO US! cnhnews@campbellpublications.net

BARTENDER WANTED Longnecker’s Tavern Batchtown, IL

618-396-2606

STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT Hardin, IL

Call (618) 498-1234 and ask for Business Department

AUCTION

April 26 8am – 4835 Central School Rd, St Charles, MO (Estate of Oliver Sherman) Auto: 2000 Chevrolet Impala. Trailers: Tilt bed trailer; trailer dolly;16 foot flat bed trailer. Furniture: 2 Dining room sets; 2 bedroom sets; book shelf; end tables; lamps; coffee table; rugs; lamps; recliner; sofa & loveseat; desks; display case; china cabinet; corner cabinet. Antiques & Collectibles: Christmas; glassware; linens; graniteware; kitchenware; decorator items; copper kettle; older license plates; sewing machine; s&p shakers; duck decoys; iron wheels; toys; Indian artifacts; railroad lantern; old double-barrel shotgun; cookie jars; vases; wooden spools; weather vane; bottles; cast iron. Lawn & Garden: Lawn chairs; blower/trimmer; hammock; mowers; limb chipper; tree trimmers; 2 chain saws. Fishing: Hoops nets; clam hooks; fish traps; 24 jon boats; anchor. Sporting Goods: Coleman cooler; hunting/fishing clothes; tent; deer stand; smoker; bikes; motorcycle helmet. Tools: Tool boxes; ladder; grinder; air tank; propane heater; power tools; Shop Vac; stick welder; pipe cutter; drill press; lift jack; large lot tools; air tools. Coins: Foreign & US coins Auctioneer’s Note: This auction contains many items from the estate of Oliver Sherman of Golden Eagle, Illinois. There is simply too much from this estate to list it all. In fact, our May 24 consignment auction will feature more from the Sherman estate including a large lot of tools, glassware, collectibles, furniture, firearms, and MORE. Be sure to check our website early and often for more great items! Visa, MC, Disc, & American Exp accepted. Find us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Auctioneers: Vince Biermann & Steve Spears 5 Saint Raymond, St Peters, MO (636) 379-8195

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PLEASANT HILL VILLAGE in Girard is accepting applications for

C.N.A.’s for all shifts.

Position includes competitive pay, shift differentials, incentive pay, benefits, and a friendly dedicated staff to welcome you aboard. Interested parties may apply in person at 1010 West North St. in Girard or online at www.pleasanthillvillage.org.

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FILL-INN STATION

208 E. Main • Batchtown, IL • 618-396-0466 Open 7 days a week • 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. • Daily Lunch Specials Mon-Fri 11am - 1:30 pm

HELP WANTED EXPERIENCED COOKS & SERVERS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS

618-396-0466 GENERAL INFORMATION

Calhoun News-Herald 310 S. County Road, P.O. Box 367, Hardin, IL 62047 Phone 618-576-2345 Fax 630-206-0320 Submit your news: cnhnews@campbellpublications.net Advertising information: jkallal@campbellpublications.net

OFFICe HOuRS: Monday 12 p.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and Friday 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

AdveRtISIng POLICy: We are not responsible for more than one incorrect insertion of display and classified advertising. Please let us know immediately upon publication of any errors. Responsibility is limited to the cost the space error occupies in the ad. All transactions under $50 must be paid in advance. Proper identification of the person placing the ad is required. The Calhoun NewsHerald reserves the right to reject or edit any advertisement submitted for publication. deAdLIneS: Society-weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, Noon Monday; Classified ads, 3p.m. Monday; Display advertising, 5p.m. Monday. We reserve the right to reject any photo that will not reproduce clearly. PHOtOS And RePRIntS: 5x7-$9.00; 8x10-$10.00. Copies: 81/2 x 11: 20¢ per copy; 8 1/2 x 14

to 11 x 17: 25¢ per copy. AdveRtISIng RAte: $11.66 per column inch. example: 1 column by 3 inches would be 3 col. inches x $11.66 = $34.98 For more information about display rates, quantity discounts and insert rates, contact the Calhoun News-Herald at 618-498-1234. CARdS OF tHAnKS, MeMORIALS: $7.95 minimum; 25¢ per word after 65 words, pre-paid. SuBSCRIPtIOn RAteS: $30 per year in Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Morgan, Pike and Scott Counties, IL and Lincoln, Pike and Ralls Counties, MO. $60 per year elsewhere. $87 per year outside the continental United States. COLLege RAteS: $26 nine months in Illinois. $34 nine months elsewhere. tO MAIL A SIngLe ISSue: $4.


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