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Greenfield schools show support for shooting victim By CARMEN ENSINGER Greene Prairie Press Students in both the elementary and high schools came together Wednesday, Nov. 23 to show their support for Greenfield senior Levi Stuart who has returned home from a Springfield hospital after being shot in Carlinville on Nov. 6. The details of the shooting have not been released by the Carlinville Police Department. Almost immediately after the incident, the word “LEVISTRONG� began appearing everywhere. T-shirts and bracelets were ordered and purchased by many in the community and also outside the community. “This is just our way of showing our support for Levi and letting him know that we are all fighting for him and praying that he makes a full recovery,� Becky Bishop said. “Our families are very close, as is most of the Greenfield community, and we want to be able to help the family with medical expenses.� Stuart played football and would also be playing basketball for the Greenfield Tigers “Levi is just a great kid and comes from a really great family,� Bishop said. “He’s very community driven and active in our community and we, as a community, want him to know we are behind him.� Every student in the elementary school gathered in the gym for a picture under a LEVISTRONG banner and the high school kids gathered in the auditorium in support of their classmate. “We have been getting pictures sent to us from other communities of people who are sup-

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The student body of both the high school and grade school in Greenfield came together on Wednesday to show their support for fellow student and friend, Levi Stuart, who is in the hospital after being shot earlier this month. Many of the students chose to wear their LEVISTRONG T-shirts.

porting Levi and we were trying to figure out a way for the entire school to come together to show their support,� High School Principal Beth Bettis said. “We decided to do the pictures right before our early dismissal for the Thanksgiving holiday so as not to disrupt the entire school day.� LEVISTRONG is absolutely everywhere in the Greenfield Community. At the South Park, plastic cups were placed in the fencing to spell out LEVISTRONG. In Carrollton, on Thanksgiving morning, a group of residents gathered at the gazebo on the courthouse

lawn and said a prayer for Levi. “You hear about shootings all the time, but you never expect to have it happen in your community,� Bettis said. “While the shooting wasn’t here in Greenfield, it did happen to one of our own so it has impacted us all.� This can be evidenced by the sign-up sheet for an upcoming blood drive. “Every year our student council holds a blood drive and this year we have just had an unbelievable number of kids sign up to give blood,� Bettis said. “I’m just overwhelmed by the number of kids who want to donate.

Normally, we have about 20 sign up but I think this year we are going to have about 50 and that is amazing.� The high schools wants to hold a fundraiser to help Levi and his family with expenses, but plans have not yet been finalized. “We have been throwing out a couple of ideas but we haven’t really settled on anything yet,� Bettis said. “I know the students want to do something during basketball season because Levi would have been playing basketball about now.� Bettis said they are thinking about perhaps holding a free-

throw contest or some other basketball-related event, such as a shoot-out. On Sunday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. a chili fundraiser for Levi and the Stuart family will be held at St. Michael’s Hall. Menu will consist of chili and hot dogs and a dessert for a free will donation. This event is being organized by Emily Bishop and Michelle Motley. Setup will be on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 12 to 5 p.m. at St. Michaels and Bishop said anyone who would like to donate baked goods or auction items can drop them off then.

Blessings abound at Plentiful Carrollton High Harvest dinner at Seton Hall School excels on PARCC test

By CARMEN ENSINGER Greene Prairie Press Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family enjoying a good meal, but not everyone has family and not everyone can afford a nice turkey dinner. It was for this very reason that the Plentiful Harvest Thanksgiving Meal was started 16 years ago. The very first meal was held in the old Stocks Hotel and organized by Marsha Baumgartner and several other members of a local church. The event has continued to grow year after year, and it is now held at Seton Hall in White Hall. This year, more than 250 meals were served, free of charge, and by 1 p.m. much of the food was already gone. “We ran out of a lot of stuff this year,� Plentiful Harvest organizer Kim Carter said. “By the end of the meal, all we had left was some turkey, green beans, pumpkin pie and cranberry salad.� This year’s meal consisted of turkey, ham, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry salad, overnight salad, pumpkin pie, angel food cake, chicken and noodles and a roll. All of the food is donated or purchased through donations from local churches, businesses and individuals. “We make a list at the first of November of what we are going to need for this year’s meal,� Carter said. “We break it down to even how many sticks of butter we are going to need and then pass it around at our church (Gentle Shepherd) and our members sign up to bring something on the list. After that, it is passed around at the other churches until we have everything we need.� Many of the businesses and churches also give a monetary donation to go towards the meal. “There are some things that we have to buy the day before, like the cauliflower and lettuce for the overnight salad or the cranberries,� Carter said. “We use the monetary donations to purchase these items.�

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Brothers Jim McCormick, right, of Manchester and Gary McCormick, of Meredosia, enjoy the Thanksgiving Day Plentifal Harvest Meal sponsored by the North Greene area churches. The McCormick brothers said this was the second year in a row they have come for the meal because it’s a great meal and an even better price – free.

This is the second year in a row that Senator Sam McCann has attended the meal. “While he doesn’t stay and eat, he does visit with us and leaves us a sizable donation,� Carter said. “I think it’s wonderful that he finds the time to come and recognize what we do and make a contribution.� It takes a lot of people to organize and serve the meal and work begins the day before with volunteers peeling more than 100 pounds of potatoes and cooking 20 turkeys and four hams, in addition to making all the other dishes. “This was the biggest volunteer base that we have ever had,� Carter said. “I had people coming in from Springfield to help with the meal and even some from Carlinville. We had at least 50 volunteers help us this year.� Carter said that many people don’t realize what all is involved in the meal. “People see the ones doing the serving and maybe even a few of those working in the kitchen, but there are so many more who donate their time,� Carter said. “We have a lot of people on the day of the meal who volunteer to deliver the meals.� These delivery people had their work cut out for them this year.

“We had a lot more calls for delivery than we have ever had in the past,� Carter said. “We usually have the same people do the same routes year after year, so they pretty much have it down to a science.� Many of these deliveries are made to the shut-ins who receive Meals on Wheels and to the various housing units in Roodhouse and White Hall. “This year, we put a piece of paper in with the Meals on Wheels that the meal recipient could simply fill out if they wanted to receive a meal on Thanksgiving,� Carter said. “And one of the ladies that lives in the housing takes care of finding out who wants a meal for us and she calls in with one giant list.� This is Carter’s first full year of organizing the meal on her own, though she has been helping out with the meal for the past 12 years under former organizer Marsha Baumgartner. “I came on beside Marsha last year but she was still with me throughout the entire thing,� Carter said. “Then this year she turned it all over to me. But, having said that, she still worked right on up until the day of the meal. She had family coming in that day, but she was right back the next day to help put it all away.� (See, DINNER, A2)

By CARMEN ENSINGER Greene Prairie Press Carrollton School Board members heard some wonderful news from Superintendent Dr. Kerry Cox while going over the school report card at the Nov. 21 meeting. The results of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) are back and the high school score was simply amazing with a score of 56.6 percent, well above the state average of 34 percent. “Our high school students did extremely well again this year on the

test,� Dr. Cox said. “Our grade school students are again right in the mix with other area schools, but the score at the high school is outstanding.� The percentage of students at the grade school level who met or exceeded the academic standards on the test were 28.8, which is below the state average which is also at 34 percent. Dr. Cox attributes the below average score to mobility within the district. “We have a lot of mobility of students in and out of the district at this level and that doesn’t help (See, TEST, A2)

Greenfield prepares for gym renovation By CARMEN ENSINGER Greene Prairie Press Greenfield School District will begin the first phase of the elementary gym renovation this Friday, Dec. 2, when district architect Tony Audo will be at the district office to go over the prospective plans. “We invite all board members, coaches and staff to attend this meeting to see what our architects have come up with,� Superintendent Kevin Bowman said. “This renovation is going to be paid for through the county onecent sales tax probably over the course of the next 10 years.� Prior to the Nov. 21 meeting, a public hearing was conducted concerning the intent of the board to sell $800,000 in General Obligation Bonds for the

“purpose of building and equipping an addition to the Greenfield Elementary School building, altering, repairing, and equipping one or more school buildings and facilities and improving school sites.� There were no written or oral comments made during this public hearing. The issuance of the bonds was approved at the October meeting. “We’re hoping it doesn’t cost that much but you don’t want to get approval for a certain amount and then have some unforeseen occurrence pop up and not have the money to cover it,� Bowman said. “We want to make sure we can cover any costs we might occur.� Elementary Literary Coach Pat Theivagt reported on a very successful (See, GYM, A2)


Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Outdoor Truths: Gary Miller

'Ask God to give you peace in your trial'

I’ve always considered myself a prepared hunter – some would say over prepared. I very rarely go into the woods without my backpack. During the colder months this is especially true. Since I’m never absolutely sure as to what the weather will bring, I take just about everything. My backpack is over 3,000 cubic inches. I strategically place additional clothes in it or strapped to it. I carry additional socks, gloves, headgear, and even an extra base-layer shirt just in case I sweat too much while getting to the stand. The nooks and crannies are stuffed full of other things like snacks, a drink, my reading glasses, a book, paper, pen, and my phone. And there’s also my umbrella and rain gear. In addition to all of this I carry a fanny pack as well, full of calls, scents, rope, compass, trimmers, and anything else that suits my fancy. Now some of you are already laughing at my

overkill. You’re not the first. I’ve never weighed my gear but I figure that it really doesn’t matter because the burden of the load is a small price to pay in order to be a more prepared, and even satisfied, hunter. Sometimes the weight is cumbersome. Walking the hills most assuredly puts a toll on my legs, but as the season progresses it eventually becomes almost unnoticeable. Some of you, right now, are carrying a load of a different kind. It’s a burden that weighs on your heart and mind. It may be one you have caused or one you had nothing to do with. These burdens come through all sorts of circumstances from sickness, the concern over a child, the loss of a job, divorce, or a host of other things. Your mind is questioning the purpose of such a burden and the devil is quick to answer your question by casting the guilt squarely in your lap and telling you, “If you

had only (fill in the blank) this would have never happened, and now God will abandon you to suffer the consequences alone.” The Bible is clear about the devil and his ways. It says he is the father of lies and his purpose is to destroy your faith by causing you to doubt and disbelieve the Word of God. The truth of the scriptures assures us of several things. They tell us we are loved by God, He will never leave us, and that He has promised to bring good to our lives even in the midst of our burdens. He has also promised to us, peace. Having peace, many times, doesn’t come from the burden being taken away but by changing our mind concerning it. My backpack was not a burden because I knew in my mind it would make me better prepared. The weight was the same but my mind counted it worthwhile. What you may need right

now is not your burden removed but only to see it from the perspective of God. It is not bigger than He. In fact it is simply a tool in His hands to prepare you for what He is making you to be. Ask God to give you peace in your trial. The Bible says He will give it in such a way that it will surprise even you. Q Gary Miller is an outdoorsman from Harrowgate, Tenn. He serves as a pro staff member for several huntingrelated companies and also speaks at game dinners and other hunting and fishing venues about faith and the outdoors. He can be reached at

Dinner (Continued from A1) Carter said the hardest part of doing it all this year was the late nights and early mornings, along with trying to fill the shoes of Baumgartner. Also, she tends to be very sentimental. “We always gather in a circle and say a prayer before we start filling the delivery orders and I began to get teary eyed

through the prayer,” she said. “When I see people come in here and I know that this will be their first and probably only meal of the day, I get very emotional.” If there is any money left over after paying all the bills, that money is used to make small Christmas baskets for the less fortunate. “We kind of gear our efforts towards


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the older people – those who probably don’t have a family to bring them anything for Christmas,” Carter said. “We try to give them some food, a gift card for the grocery store, some snacks and maybe a few trinkets and then take it to them Christmas Eve. Each year we start out with zero dollars because everything donated goes right back to the needy on Christmas.”

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(Continued from A1) the scores,” she said. “I think we have more consistency at the high school level and our high school scores are an indication of the K-12 learning in the district. Which means we are getting a good foundation on our kids at the grade school and they are continuing to grow and advance at the high school level.” Overall, districtwide, 33.2 percent of the students met or exceeded the academic standards of the PARRC test. The district will once again be participating in the Illinois State Board of Education 5Essentials Survey and Dr. Cox is urging students and parents to go online and complete the short survey. The survey provides school districts with detailed data on school culture and climate by looking into five leading areas for school improvement. The five indicators that positively affect school success are: effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments and ambitious instructors.

Families have until Jan. 16 to complete the survey. “We need to have at least 20 percent response rate in order to get the information back from the state,” Dr. Cox said. “We would then use this information to help us in planning so we hope all families in the district will participate.” The district will hold a Truth in Taxation hearing at 6:45 p.m. on Dec. 21, prior to the council meeting, because the district is levying for 10 percent above what it did last year. Any time a district levies for more than five percent over last year’s levy, it is forced to hold the Truth in Taxation hearing. “We levied at 10 percent in our main funds just so we would be able to capture all that we can on any new property,” Dr. Cox said. “Because we are a tax-capped district, we will only get 5 percent or the Consumer Product Index, whichever is lower. Last year the CPI was at .7 percent. We won’t get the 10 percent we levied for but, again, I wanted to be able to capture any new property.”

Carrollton will have two holiday programs this year – one at the grade school and one at the high school. The kindergarten through fifth grade holiday program will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the grade school and the middle/high school program consisting of both the band and choir will be held the following week, Dec. 20, at the high school. The district received a $2,500 donation from the #1 Booster Club which will be used to replace the home team baseball dugout and the baseball field. In other business, the district: Q Hired Angie McAdams as the high school head track coach. Q Appointed Scott Zobrist as volunteer high school boys’ basketball coach and assistant high school baseball coach. Q Appointed Ginger Gilmore as volunteer middle school head volleyball coach. Q Appointed Amelia Uhles as assistant middle school volleyball coach. Q Appointed Craig Jones as volunteer assistant track coach.

tackled in the near future. Josh Roberts reported that the Tiger Backers are making a donation to replace the football scoreboard. Bowman said that he had applied for two grants to help with the funding. Eric Bauer is going to haul fill to the hill by the football field and let it settle over the winter and Nick Bishop will take care of the drainage issue by the field. Elliott Turpin gave the report for the Greenfield Foundation For Educational Excellence noting that the foundation made a profit of approximately $1,400 on its drawing and an additional $1,400 on the chili cook-off the foundation sponsored in October. This money is used to provide scholarships to graduating seniors. The next meeting will be held in January.

Bowman thanked FFA Sponsor Beth Burrow and her FFA students for hosting the annual Veterans Day breakfast. More than 75 veterans and their families were served at this year’s breakfast. The board accepted the resignation of Dakota Coffee as the pee wee boys basketball assistant coach, in addition to the resignation of Ron Pruitt as a district bus driver. November 15 was School Board Member Appreciation Day and to show their appreciation, Bowman and his wife, Lauren, provided pizza and dessert to all of the board members prior to the meeting as a way of thanking them for their service to the school and community.

Gym (Continued from A1) elementary literary contest held at the end of October. “Our elementary participants received 29 first place entries in this contest along with four Judges Choice awards,” Theivagt said. “These contests are so important to help prepare our students for speaking in public.” Ron Plogger gave the transportation report stating that the air conditioning and heating systems in bus 10 have been repaired and are now working properly. Bowman congratulated Plogger on successfully completing the Illinois and Missouri asbestos training course. With football season at an end, several issues with the football field will be


White Hall Meals on Wheels Monday, Dec. 5: Debbie Evans Tuesday, Dec. 6: Kylie Crabtree Wednesday, Dec. 7:

Senda Fraser. Thursday, Dec. 8: No lunches. Friday, Dec. 9: Pam Keller and Pat Taylor.

Greene County Health Department Monday, Dec. 5: Flu and Pneumonia Shots 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.; Free Pregnancy Testing 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.; Blood Pressure Screening 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6: WIC Clinic. Wednesday, Dec. 7: WIC Clinic. Thursday, Dec. 8: WIC Clinic Friday, Dec. 9: Immunization Clinic 8:30 to 11:30 and 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. (Please note: Parent or legal guardian must be present at time of immunization); Flu and Pneumonia Clinic

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.; Blood Pressure Screening 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.; Free Pregnancy Testing 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. For more information visit our website at: Note: Skilled nursing home health care visits and home health aides visits are available on a daily basis, including Saturdays and Sundays, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy are also available. Call 800-9426961.

How gaming is evolving: From Counter Strike to Catan By RACHEL MCGLASSON Greene Prairie Press Don’t be surprised if this holiday season it isn’t just kids and teenagers with a long line of games on their Christmas list. For as long as most can remember, games have acted as a fun and easy way to unite friends and family. It began with classic Friday night board games, pulling out Yahtzee, Monopoly, or even some cards and dice to get a game going that all ages could enjoy. It didn’t take long for video games to step in, though. With technology constantly evolving, video games were an instant success and have been gaining popularity ever since. But while board games brought the whole family together, video games are often regarded as just another screen for kids and teens to “zone-out” in front of. What many don’t realize is both of these gaming communities are evolving; and the way we play games may just be changing for the better. With technology constantly changing it’s easy to see how video games are changing, better graphics, newer consoles—even virtual reality. But what really matters is how the games are being played… and viewed. Imagine your typical sporting event: stadium seats filled with hun-

dreds of fans decked out in team hats, T-shirts, and gear. Contestants with beads of sweat dripping from their temples, complete concentration on their one goal - winning. Now imagine the competitors wearing headsets with controllers in hand, sitting in chairs in front of monitors. This is the scene that is now becoming all too familiar in the gaming world. eSports tournaments are drawing audiences that rival even the biggest of traditional sporting events. According to the ESPN website, the League of Legends Championship, a massive online multi-player arena game, sold out the 40,000 seat World Cup Stadium in Seoul in 2014 and drew in an online audience of 27 million. Professional gamers now boast sponsorships from companies like Coke, Redbull, and Nisan. Esports, or electronic sports, drew in $400 million in global revenues last year. What was once considered a waste of time for kids and teenagers has evolved into a global phenomenon drawing players from various demographics. And the trend isn’t limiting itself to just to professionals. With help from the Internet, gamers can interact with other players anywhere in the world. Forums exist not only for specific games, but for guilds, factions, races, and species within games. Streaming sites allow gamers to broadcast their

gameplay in real time to the world, with viewers offering tips, trade strategies, and just conversation. YouTube even has a specific category just for gaming content. And what about that age-old gaming stereotype? Could all this content really be coming from teenagers chugging Mountain Dew or single guys still living in their parents basements? The answer is no. According to the market research firm Newzoo, more than half of American eSport fans are employed full time, 44 percent have kids, and 38 percent are women. Along with all of that, the largest age demographic playing are 21 to 35-year-olds. But as plugged in as this “millennial” generation appears to be, it’s not all digital. Board games are also getting a lot of love from this 21 to 35 age demographic. While it wouldn’t be surprising to see players taking advantage of digital versions of classic board games, instead of replacing the classic medium, technology has actually helped to revive it. The Internet exposes players to new games, helps find copies, gives access to expansion packs, allows new game designers to fund themselves with Kickstarters, and allows local players to meet up and play together. Two trends for tabletop games are emerging when it comes to bringing

people together to play. The first is interactive “party” games, such as Cards against Humanity or Dixit. These types of games have simple rules that take advantage of quick wit and creative humor, building off already existing relationships between players. The other trend is “European-style” games such as Settlers of Catan or Pandemic. These games involve large goals such as fighting diseases, raiding lands, or even traveling through time and space. They involve strategy and cooperation among players. They are flexible and allow players to customize gameplay by adjusting rules and adding expansion packs and cards, allowing for a different experience with each play. Taken one step further, pen-andpaper games such as Dungeons and Dragons allow for a completely customized experience for each game. Players create characters, settings, and decide the story themselves. Penand-paper role playing games give players total freedom to create their own game. The popularity may be attributed to this generation just wanting more interaction. In fact, board game cafes, or simple meet-up locations for gamers, are popping up all over the country. These restaurants, bars, and buildings offer games of their own or act as locations for gamers to meet up

and play. One such place is as close as East Alton. Riverbend games hosts Magic: The Gathering nights every Tuesday and Friday, inviting players to come and meet other local gamers in the area. And just across the river, a board game cafe called Pieces just finished their Kickstarter campaign with double their goal; they earned $10,000 in just two months to launch their location. Offering up over 500 board games, the cafe is taking advantage of the trend and hoping to bring together friends and strangers alike over some dice and cards. The dueling images of the modern era as being completely plugged in and trying to break away from our cyber-obsession has resulting in gaming of all types reaching new levels of popularity. Board games, emphasizing both customization or structure, offer a new social platform for people to interact face-to-face and spend time together. Video games are offering a global platform for players to connect and share experiences, learn to cooperate with others, and explore the forefront of leading technology. These two platforms couldn’t seemingly be more different, but they’re both accomplishing a goal of bringing people together. The bottom line is that gaming is like it has never been before; and the phenomenon is only getting bigger from here.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Carrollton CUSD administers fifth Illinois 5 Essentials Survey to improve student learning

Students, teachers and parents weigh in on school climate and learning conditions Carrollton CUSD#1 will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the fifth statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. From Nov. 16 through Jan. 16, students, teachers and parents will be asked to take a 25-minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. This survey will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress since the last statewide implementation. “It’s so very important that we provide opportunities for our stakeholders to provide meaningful feedback in an ongoing basis to assist our district in developing plans for improving our schools,” Dr. Kerry L. Cox said. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides a comprehensive picture of a schools organizational culture in an individualized report measuring five “essentials’ Critical for school Success: Effective Leaders, Collaborative Teachers, Involved Families, Supportive Environment, Ambitious Instruction. Twenty years of research at the University of Chicago in more than 400 schools has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of the 5Essentials were 10 times more likely to make substantial gains in improving student reading and math than schools that were weak on three or more of the Essentials. Those differences remained true even after controlling for

student and school characteristics, including poverty, race, gender and neighborhood characteristics. Strength on components within the Essentials also correlated with increased teacher retention, student attendance, college enrollment, and high school graduation. Generated from a rigorous analysis of student and teacher survey responses, 5Essentials Reports demonstrate that what students and teachers say about their schools can serve as important indicators for school success. In the inaugural 2012-2013 statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey, 87 percent of all schools in the state met the 50-percent participation threshold to receive a 5Essentials Report, with participation from more than 70 percent of all teachers and eligible 6th through 12th graders across Illinois. Carrollton CUSD#1 has consistently participated in the statewide 5Essentials Survey and is opting to administer the survey to teachers, students and parents again this year to continue tracking and informing progress. Parents will received information from the District on how to complete the survey. Principals and superintendents will receive their 5Essentials Reports in March 2017. Survey results will also be reported publicly on the 2017 State School Report Card website and the full 5Essentials Reports will also be released in the fall. On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, UChicago lmpact is providing Illinois 5Essentials to schools statewide. Teachers, students, and parents may complete the Illinois 5Essentials Survey online. For more information visit:


Gladene Clifford Gladene Mae (Woodruff) Clifford, 84, of Carrollton, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family Sunday Nov. 27, 2016. She was born April 17, 1932 in Bourbon, Mo., the daughter of Edgar and Hattie (Swarrimgim) Woodruff. She married Milburn E. Clifford on Feb. 1, 1949 and he preceded her in death July 1, 1999. There are seven surviving children, Mary Anne (Ed) DeUel , Freddie L. (Jackie) Clifford, Linda Sue (Jim) Ray, Dennis E. (Anita) Clifford, Carl W. (Nancy) Clifford, James R. Clifford, and Dena K. (Billy) Plackett. Also, surviving are 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and good friend, Duane Young of White Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two sisters and a brother. Gladene was a loving caring wife, mother, grandmother and aunt her entire life. She enjoyed welcoming friends into her home to show off her family pictures which are displayed

throughout every room of her home. She was a long time member of the LifePoint Church in Carrollton and very devoted in her faith. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at Airsman - Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton with burial at Carrollton City Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Airsman - Hires Funeral home in Carrollton. Memorials may be made to Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton or Lifepoint Church Outreach Foundation. Condolences may be left online at:

William Williams William G. Williams, 74, of Jerseyville died at 3:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born April 14, 1942 in Kane, the son of the late Gilbert and Geneva (Webb) Williams. He married Lena Maxine Rayls Aug. 6, 1960 in Jerseyville. She died March 30, 2012. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service and served in Vietnam. He was a member of Church of Christ in Jerseyville, Jerseyville American Legion and Jerseyville VFW. He is survived by daughters, Pamela and Gerald Stone of Jerseyville and Nanette and Noah Stein of Jerseyville; son, Michael Scott and Terry Williams of Cibilo, Texas; grandchildren, Christian Williams, Tyler Williams Stein, Austin Stone, Alivia Stone and Miriam Ford Rhymes; a greatgrandchild, Rhea Williams; a brother, Gerald and Marie Williams of Carrollton; a sister, Carla White of Carrollton;

and a sister-in-law, Rosemary Williams. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sons, Gary Allen Williams, Daniel Lee Williams and Robert Brian Williams; and a brother, Terry Williams. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at Church of Christ in Jerseyville, where funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will take place at Kane Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be given to Church of Christ in Jerseyville. Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

David Shanks Christmas Is Here “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

David C. Shanks, 66, of Godfrey, formerly of Carrollton, died on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at his residence.


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Private services will be held at a later date. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton is in charge of arrangements.

Jesse Haven Jesse Lee Haven, 83, of Carrollton died Tuesday morning, Nov. 29, 2016 at his residence. Born in Bluffdale on Aug. 8, 1933, he was the son of the late Louis and Cordelia Talley Haven. On April 2, 1960 he married Geraldine Settles in Princeton, and she preceded him in death in 2001. Surviving are Amy (husband Lee) Pruiett of Carrollton, Jeff Crain of Carrollton; two great-grandchildren, Matt (Stefanie) Eschbach and Kayla Pruiett; and a sister, Patricia Kuncar of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a stepdaughter, Linda Tiffany; a grandson, Kenneth Dalton; a son, Ricky Haven; and a sister, June Maul. Jesse was a U.S. Army

veteran serving in the Korean War. He worked for 40 years at Laclede Steel Wire Mill in Alton, retiring in 1994. He enjoyed cooking, the outdoors (especially fishing) and gardening. He was a warm wonderful man who spent many happy hours enjoying his friends, often at the Levee Tavern. He will be remembered for his warm smile and his quick wit. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in Pine Tree Cemetery near Patterson. Memorials donations may be directed to the family. Condolences may be left online at:

Martha Whiteside Martha Jane Whiteside, age 72 of White Hall, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 at Barton Stone in Jacksonville. Graveside funeral services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday,

Nov. 29, 2016 at White Hall Cemetery. There was no visitation. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall is in charge of arrangements.

Ted Hermens, Jr. Ted Hermens, Jr., 77, of Elsah passed away at 7:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at his home. He was born Dec. 3, 1938 in Eldred, the son of the late Glen T. and Lila Louise (Davidson) Hermens, Sr. He married Carolyn Hoggard Feb. 20, 1959 in Pleasant Hill. He retired from Amoco and owned and operated Godfrey Tours and Charter. He was a member of Dow Southern Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Hermens

of Elsah; a daughter, Jody (David) Jedlicka of Jerseyville; and son, Brock (Pam) Hermens of Dow; and grandchildren, Tyler (Ashley) Hermens and Brennen Hermens and fiance’ Samantha Foss. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Siteman Cancer Center CB 1204, 7425 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis MO 63105.

Shirley Cunningham Shirley Mae (Farrell) Cunningham, 82, of Slidell, La., died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 at the home of her son in Slidell. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian

Burial was conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father Thomas Hagstrom officiating. Burial took place in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery in Jerseyville.

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here is a natural tendency to believe that Christmas comes but once a year. This misconception is based on the calendar, which gives it only one day of the year. Some of us do a bit better by celebrating the season of Christmas, perhaps treating everything from roughly Thanksgiving to the New Year as being part of the Christmas season. But we should remember that Christmas is really a celebration of God’s incarnation. God literally came to be with us here on earth, and that is something that can and should be celebrated all year long. And while it is noteworthy that God came to earth in very humble form, a helpless baby born in a manger, focusing on Jesus’s birth misses the wider context of the incarnation. God’s physicality as a human being highlights the divine aspect of human nature (we all have the spirit of God within us), but understanding Jesus as the second person of God also raises the stature of the natural world. The physical world is imbued with divine importance by God’s incarnation, and we should consider that this entire world is a gift from God. Perhaps that is the true meaning of Christmas! – Christopher Simon

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Hillview Baptist Church news Bro. Jason Holliman, Pastor Alice Ford, reporter Announcements: Our Christmas program will be held on Sunday Dec. 18th at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Message: Eph. 2:1-10 Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven. Where are you going to spend eternity? We are all going to die but if you don’t know Jesus there is NO hope, but if you know Jesus, you have

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Christmas in the Park In addition to bringing Santa to town, Christmas in the Park in Roodhouse also offered the opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts from a variety of vendors such as Marcia Rice who brought a little bit of everything.

LCCC Concert Choir to perform in Carrollton By CARMEN ENSINGER Greene Prairie Press If you have ever wanted to hear the Lewis and Clark Community College Concert Choir but didn’t want to drive all the way to Godfrey to do so, then you are in luck. The Concert Choir, along with the Carrollton High School Choir will be performing at the Carrollton United Methodist Church on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. for a free Christmas concert. Tim Reif, of Carrollton, is a member of the choir, and said the director of the 40-member choir, Susan Parton-Stanard, was looking for some other places for the choir to perform. “This year she wanted to try to take the whole choir somewhere, so when we talked about it we talked about coming to Carrollton since there are several from this area that are in the choir,” Reif said. “We talked to the Methodist Church

and they were more than happy to host us since everybody, except myself, goes to church there.” Reif said they asked the Carrollton High School choir to also perform to give them an opportunity to perform in front of a different crowd. “The music department at the high school is really starting to pick up and having greater participation and we are glad they are able to be a part of our concert,” Reif said. “They will be doing three or four songs and it will be a good opportunity for them to hear another choir.” Thanks to a very generous donation, a sevenfoot grand piano has been rented for the performance. “It should be delivered this week and it will remain at the church until we have our chorale concert the following week on Dec. 11,” Reif said. That’s right, the following Sunday, Dec. 11, also at 3 p.m., there will

be another free Christmas concert at the church, this time featuring the newly formed Community Chorale Group which consists of 20 local residents. “We performed for the first time in public at the Community Carol Sing this past Sunday,” Reif said. “I might be a little partial because I am the director, but they sounded amazing and we heard a lot of good things about our performance.” While both concerts at the Methodist Church are centered around Christmas, they won’t consist of the same material. “The concerts each have a different repertoire, different style and different selections,” he said. “We have a lot of the same people in the chorale group as we do in the college choir, but we plan on doing different material. We hope that everyone will be able to come out and be a part of one or both concerts.”

been made alive. Satan is working in the world today and in our lives. Once we have accepted Jesus we are children of God. God has a plan for you. God should be speaking for you. There are things for you to do for the kingdom of God. We are together with Christ whether we are doing good or wrong. Either way God is with us and knows what we are doing. We need

to be a witness for God. Jesus told his disciples to watch and pray. You can’t earn, buy, or talk your way to Heaven. You have to believe in Jesus Christ and ask his forgiveness for your sins. If you do this, He will save you and you will live forever with Him in Heaven. Heaven or Hell, which will it be for you? Hope to see you in church next Sunday.

Barrow Baptist Church news Hello from Barrow Baptist Church and church family. Our pastor is Bro. Gerald Day and our service times are 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, followed by 10:30 a.m. morning worship with nursery service available. Everyone is welcome to either or both services. On Sunday, Nov. 27 we had 35 attending Sunday school and 53 attending morning worship. Remember our men and women in uniform and the leaders of our nation in your prayers. Others to remember include Maureen Martin, Connie Sturgeon, Audrey Prather, Judy Cannon, Kari Anders, Jake Hester, Melisa Smith, Jerry

Little, Levi Stuart, Hunter Carriger, James Atkinson, Larissa Crum, Nicolette Ozirsky, Jacque Crum, Helen Baird, Randy Cisna, Karla Cannon, Sandy Main, Savannah Robinson, Jim Mackey, Mary Bigley Brown, Ron Rindahl, Sheila Daniels, Kristie Hamilton, Bronya Sanders, Larry Miner, Ava Dodd, Max Barrow, Pat Rusten, and the family of Martha Whiteside. There are no birthdays or anniversaries to report this week. During morning worship several shared memories, praises and testimonies. Following church service we decorated the Christmas

tree, church and fellowship hall, followed by lots of good soups, sandwiches and desserts. Our next ladies bible study will be Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Don’t forget our upcoming events. Christmas program Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6:00 p.m., Christmas Eve service Dec. 24 at 5:00 p.m. and Dec. 25 church service only at 9:30. Have a good week and be a friend to someone in need. During morning worship several shared stories and praises. Bro. Bill Martin sang “If That Isn’t Love.” That’s all for this week. Have a good week and be a friend to someone in need.


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Walkerville Baptist Church news From the desk of Pastor David Slagle. As we approach the coming holiday season we are ever reminded of the glorious birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is. I read the scriptures in Luke 1;26. The word faith chosen by God to be the earthly mother of God’s son, the long awaited Messiah. Faith is only five letters, long but reaches so far and so deep. Mary had this faith, do we? Faith is believing that God will do as he has promised. Faith is not power, it is not something we have to drum up. Faith is trusting that God will honor his promises. Faith is to live in the confidence that God is supremely faithful to keep His word.

I would like to invite you to join us at Walkerville Church for Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday evening Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. it was a cold windy day but we had a good group and we all had a good Thanksgiving and were we all survived it. The message was on Luke 1-24. We had three Birthdays, Tina McMillin, Jane McMillin And Drew Hensen. Prayer list is Baby Ava, Larry Phillips, Patty Baldes, Susie Kiefer, Hoyt family, Vera Sprong, Debbie Gillis and those that were not with us. We missed them and pray every day for their return. The question for the week is “the wise will inherit what?” and “the

fools will inherit what?” “Prov. 3:35 - the answer, wise = glory and the fools = shame. The question this week is “what was the name of the angel that talked to Mary and Joseph??” Found in Luke 1. The Christmas Program will be Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m. More details next week. There will be Bible study this week. Remember that the future is not ours to borrow, and it is not ours to know. And it will never be. So let us live and give our best to meet tomorrow’s troubles. Let, us be content to solve our problems one by one, asking nothing of tomorrow except “thy will be done”. God is in control always. See you in church Sunday.

White Hall Calvary Baptist Church news Nov. 27, 2016. Greetings and announcements by Bro. Carl Nov. 30, 6 p.m. Prayer meeting and afterward we will be putting up the tree for Hanging of the Green; Dec. 4, 2 p.m. Ladies Christmas Tea, bring your secret sister gift and cookies; 6 p.m. Hang of the Green, with fellowship after. Bring a treat. No potluck this month. We will have our holiday dinner Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. Dec. 25th we will have morning service at 10:30 a.m. No Sunday school. Sunday School report by Sis. Jeanette. Prayer. Bro. Brad led congregation in singing of hymns. Message by Bro. Carl ¬ Matthew 25:14. A talent is a very valuable weight of money. A man who was traveling into a far country called hiss servants and gave unto them his goods,. rot one he gave five talents, to another he gave two and to another he gave one and took his journey. On his return, the one who had five talent had five more talents. His God said well done my good and faithful servant.

I will make you a ruler over many things. Also, the man with two talents gained two more talents. His master said well done my good and faithful servant. I will make thee ruler over many things. They both entered into the joy of the Lord. The one who had one talent his his talent so he still had only one talent. his Lord said unto him, thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knowest I reap where I sowed, not gather where I have not strawed, you should have put your talent to usury. So he took the talent from him and cast him into utter darkness. This parable explains what will happen to us if we do not use the talent he has given us. Jesus has left us to do his work and if we don’t do it we will lose our talents and be cast into darkness. You can do nothing by yourself to receive salvation, it is a gift from God. Are we doing what he Lord wants us to do.? Sunday evening - prayer, singing of hymns, message by Bro Carl - Galatians 5: 1-6 . Titled Christians

liberty - we are free from the law. There are over 600 laws the Jews needed to keep. The Kingdom of God is for the circumcised and the uncircumcised. Free from the law does not mean we can do whatever we please. As God’s child we should want to please him. We are living under Jesus grace. Please pray for all churches everywhere and their leaders, our country and our leaders, our troops and their families , the lost, the sick, the bereaved ,those in nursing homes and hospitals, those with upcoming surgeries and those recovering from surgeries, safe traveling mercies and one another. Times of services: Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; Sunday morning church 10:30 a.m.; Sunday evening church 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday evening prayer 6:00 p.m.


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Dr. Wael Girgis, MD, an endocrinologist, has joined Diabetes and Endocrine Care of Alton and is on staff at Alton Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients at his office located in Suite 230 of Medical Office Building B on the AMH campus. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 618-433-6170. Dr. Girgis is board certified and has been in private practice in Belleville since 2001. He served an internship and residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, then a fellowship in the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Saint Louis University. Dr. Girgis brings 25 years of experience in managing diabetes, and working with patients to develop a customized care plan using the latest treatment options to fit a patient’s condition and lifestyle.


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How to help socially isolated seniors

Individuals looking to give back to their communities may want to consider helping seniors in their area. Although it can be difficult to see seniors with diminished physical or mental capabilities, the rewards of interacting and helping seniors can be immeasurable. There are plenty of ways to help seniors avoid isolation and continue to live fulfilling lives. Q Provide transportation. A Place for Mom, a senior housing placement resource, notes that lack of adequate transportation is a main cause of social isolation among seniors. Voluntary or necessary cessation of driving makes getting to and from appointments or even recreational outings more difficult. Where public transportation is unavailable or challenging to come by, volunteers can help shuttle seniors to and from grocery stores, doctor's offices and any other places they need to go. Getting out regularly and seeing new faces can help seniors overcome feelings of loneliness. Q Participate in hobbies together. Give seniors a sense of purpose by encouraging

Every holiday shopper ends up with at least one loved one on their shopping list who they can't seem to find anything for. Some people seem to have it all, while others may be less than forthcoming with regard to items they may need or want. Many seniors tend to fall into the latter category. Shopping for holiday gifts for seniors can be difficult if shoppers don't know what seniors want. But the following are a handful of gift ideas that might make this holiday season that much more special for seniors. Books A 2015 survey from the Pew Research Center found that 69 percent of adults age 65 and over acknowledged reading at least one book in the previous 12 months. That makes books a good bet for shoppers who don't know what to get their 65-andover loved ones this holiday season. But shoppers might want to opt for more traditional print books rather than e-books, as the survey found that only 15 percent of readers age 65 and over had read an e-book in the previous 12

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ted they wished they would have saved more for retirement travel. Holiday shoppers can light up seniors' smiles by gifting travel gifts this holiday season. One idea is to transfer airline miles to an elderly loved one so he or she can get a free or discounted flight. If that's not a possibility, some new luggage or a Global Hotel CardTM sponsored by OrbitzÂŽ, a gift card that can be redeemed at 70,000 hotels across the globe, is sure to please.

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Swearing in ceremony Greene County Judge James Day swears in Danny Powell as Greene County Coroner during swearing in ceremonies at the courthouse Tuesday evening.

Prayers for Levi

A group of Carrollton residents gathered at the courthouse gazebo Thanksgiving morning to pray for Greenfield senior Levi Stuart who was shot earlier this month in Carlinville.

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Senator McCann visits churches

Marla Groves, a member of Gentle Shepherd Church in White Hall, shares a lighthearted moment with U.S. Senator Sam McCann who stopped into Seton Hall Thursday morning during the Harvest Blessing free Thanksgiving meal sponsored by the North Greene area churches. This is the second year in a row that Sen. McCann has stopped in and visited with his constituents in addition to leaving a sizable donation to the very worthy cause.

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Is that beard real? Jayce Seymoure, 2, of Roodhouse, looks incredulously at Santa’s beard during her visit with him Saturday at Whiteside Park during Hometown Christmas.

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Bad Santa

Even the offering of a treat bag didn’t convince 2-yearold Lainey Buchanan that Santa wasn’t a bad guy. Lainey visited with, or rather screamed at, Santa during the White Hall Hometown Christmas on Saturday, Nov. 17 in Whiteside Park.

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Princess in the park Ten-year-old Jadalyn Schoenfelder sits in the sleigh and has her picture taken with a real reindeer during Roodhouse Christmas in the Park Friday night. Jadalyn was crowned princess at the 2016 White Hall Fourth of July Pageant and represents at every event by giving small gifts back to the children of the community. She is the daughter of Jay and Sally Hardwick of Roodhouse.

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One-year-old Lexi Houseman goes after a piece of cheese Saturday morning at the White Hall Public Library Open House during Hometown Christmas. Children were treated to stories and treats.

Randall Axley, 7, of White Hall give Santa a long list of items he wants for Christmas this year during a visit Saturday morning in White Hall during Hometown Christmas held in Whiteside Park.

Visit with Santa Harper Manley visited with Santa Friday night during Roodhouse Christmas in the Park. Harper told Santa she wanted an apple for Christmas.

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Thanksgiving to go Amanda Hall, left, and Senda Jones, right, work to keep the many to-go orders straight during the Harvest Blessing Meal served free of charge to everyone Thanksgiving morning. More than 250 meals were served with many of them going to the elderly, shut-ins and those who had to work on Thanksgiving.

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PRESSING ISSUES WHAT’S HAPPENING Carrollton United Methodist Church to host Live Nativity Members and friends of the Carrollton United Methodist Church will present their 22nd annual Live Nativity display on Saturday, Dec. 17th from 6 to 8 p.m. in the church yard on Maple Street at Highway 67. Participants will be attired in period clothing similar to that worn at the time of Christ’s birth, and they will be accompanied by live animals. After viewing the display, meeting the participants and petting the animals, everyone is invited to gather in the church fellowship hall and enjoy refreshments of hot drinks, cookies, sweet breads and candies. Also, there will be Christmas music and activities for the children in the Hall. Everyone is cordially invited to attend and there is no charge.

Strebel twins celebrate birthdays Josie and Jase Strebel, children of Josh and Courtney Strebel of Jerseyville, celebrate their 2nd birthdays Nov. 27 with a farm animal party. Grandparents are Rob-

ert and Debbie Cordes and Bill and Jenny Strebel, all of Jerseyville. Great-grandparents are Bob Cordes of Eldred and Glenn and Mary Jane Gress of Fieldon.

Back the Track Trivia Night Carrollton School District Fundraiser, Back the Track is Back Trivia Night on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Carrollton Knights of Columbus Hall. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. games begin at 6:30 p.m. $100 per table up to 10 people on a team. Bring snacks, no outside drinks.

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Open House will celebrate 90th birthday Vivian Wright will be celebrating her 90th birthday with an Open House hosted by her family on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Wrights Community Hall from 2-4 p.m. Mrs. Wright was born on Dec. 11, 1926 to the late Rabb and Stella Miller. She married Richard Wright on Dec. 28, 1948. He passed away in August 2014. They had two children: Pamela (Greg DiBlasi) of St.


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Louis and Andrew (Glenna) of Wrights. She has two grandsons; three great-grandchildren and a brother, Richard Miller of Jerseyville. Her family extends an invitation to friends and relatives to share this happy occasion, but request that gifts be omitted. Birthday cards may be sent to her in c/o Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1101 S. State Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052.

John Wood Community College’s Workforce Development Center (WDC) is hosting a lunch and learn program focused on how to prevent a cyber attack. The class will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per person and lunch will be provided. Greg Hetrick from LRS IT Solutions will explain how hackers and organized crime are breaching business servers and turning cyber crime into a major source of income. Hetrick will walk through attackers’ steps and methodology, discuss the ineffectiveness of anti-virus, explain what Ransomware is and how it affects today’s business environment and share processes businesses can take to protect themselves. For more information about this and other programs offered by WDC, contact 217-641-4971 or email Registration Open for Eight-Week Certified Nursing Assistant Class Offered at JWCC Mt. Sterling Center. Registration is open for an eight-week Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class to be offered at John Wood Community College’s Mt. Sterling Education Center starting Jan. 17. The class will take place from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday through Friday from Jan. 17 to March 10. Those completing the course will be eligible to take the Illinois State Certifica-

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Tree of Joy project underway The White Hall Tree of Joy project is now underway. This is a Christmas project that helps the need, the elderly and the children of White Hall. Last year this project included taking 116 gifts to residents of local nursing homes, 102 food boxes made up and delivered to White Hall residents, 25 fruit plates delivered and toys, sock caps, gloves and goodies delivered by ASanta to 116 children. Donations of new or gently used toys or money are appreciated at any time of the year. To donate toys, call Donna Wright at 217-374-2515 any day after 4 p.m. or take them to Para Dice Club on West Lincoln St. in White Hall after 4 p.m. To donate money, send it to: Linda Phillips, 429 Grout St., White Hall, Ill. 62092. Make checks payable to: Tree of Joy. There will be more activities associated with this project in the next few weeks and more information will be forthcoming.

Open Enrollment for the Insurance Marketplace Open enrollment is Nov. 1, 2016 to Jan.31. 2017 for the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care). Get free help with the application process and see what discounts you may be eligible for. Wednesdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in November, December and January at Thomas H Boyd Memorial Hospital.

Seats available for adult education classes Regional Office of Education #40 is pleased to announce that Open Enrollment is available for Adult Education (GED) classes. The classes are for individuals who would like to earn their High School Equivalency (GED) as well as those who already have a diploma but might need some basic skills building are encouraged to attend as well. Plus, there is no fee for these classes. Enrollment is open to anyone 16 or over, however 16 and 17 year olds will need to bring a withdrawal form from the last school they attended. The classes are available by choosing morning, afternoons, or all day. These classes are held at the Lewis & Clark Satellite office in Carlinville and at the ROE office in Jerseyville. For more information please call Ms. Bohlen at 618-946-3860.

CARROLLTON Friday, Dec. 2: 6:30 p.m. 10th Annual Home for the Holiday Christmas Parade on the square. Saturday, Dec. 3: 6:30 p.m. Back the Track Trivia Night and silent auction at KC Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4: 3 p.m. Lewis and Clark Concert Choir and Carrollton High School Choir Christmas concert at Methodist Church. Concert is free Saturday, Dec. 10: 9-11 a.m. Carrollton Chamber of Commerce Breakfast with Santa at Goetten’s Oasis. GREENFIELD Sunday, Dec. 11: 3-5 p.m. Retirement party for Coroner Dean Bishop at Greenfield United Methodist Church. ROODHOUSE Friday, Nov. 25: 6:308:30 p.m. Christmas in the Park. Santa arrives at 7 p.m. Free food, craft vendors and more. Saturday, Nov. 26: 4:30-6 p.m. Chili and clam chowder served at Grace Center followed by Steve Hess and the Southern Salvation in concert. Friday, Dec. 2: 7 p.m.

North Greene Elementary PTO Quarter Auction at Garner’s. All-in paddles and bake sale. Food available

WHITE HALL Thursday, Nov. 24: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day Plentiful Harvest Meal at Seton Hall. No charge for the meal. Sponsored by North Greene area churches. Saturday, Nov. 26: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hometown Christmas in Whiteside Park. Vendors wanted. Sunday, Nov. 27: 3-5 p.m. Christmas tree paint class at First Baptist Church. Class is $20 and portion of the feel will go to the White Hall First Baptist Church Youth Group. Dec. 3: 3-5 p.m. Bethlehem Walk at Whiteside Park in addition to Live Nativity. Refreshments provided.

WINCHESTER Saturday, Dec. 3: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Winchester Hometown Christmas around the square. Vendors also located at the old depot, Old School Museum, and American Legion. Maps will be available. Santa at Outreach Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Culver-Stockton’s Class of 2017 Christen Pond of Carrollton has been accepted into Culver-Stockton College’s fall 2017 incoming


class. Pond plans to major in Mathematics Education and was awarded the Trustees’ academic scholarship.


OPERATION CHRISTMAS DONATIONS Operation Christmas is a community project that helps make Christmas brighter for families in need. Those who wish to make a monetary donation toward Operation Christmas may send contributions to treasurer: Make checks payable to Operation Christmas

Kathy Harms RR1, Box 181, Carrollton, Illinois, 62016


If you have questions please call the Carrollton Methodist Church & leave a message for the chairman at 217-942-3445

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Carrollton boys take a win over Southwestern

By STEVEN SPENCER Greene Prairie Press Tuesday night, the Carrollton Hawks beat the Southwestern Piasa Birds with a final score of 72-60 in boys basketball. Things started out well for the Hawks in the first quarter, as they scored 15 points to the Piasa Birds’ eight. Jeremy Watson sank four field goals, two from behind the three-point line, for 10 points for Carrollton in the first quarter. Jayce Arnett score five points to give the Hawks a lead of seven points in the first quarter. Collin Baumgartner scored four points for Southwestern in the first quarter. Justin Bailey and Caden Hoyen each scored two points giving Southwestern eight total by the end of the first quarter. Carrollton continued to strengthen their lead in

the second quarter by putting up 18 more points on the board. Watson scored three field goals and two free throws for eight points in the second quarter. Matthew Campbell scored six points for the Hawks, and Jacob Stendeback scored four points in the second quarter. Collin Baumgartner scored four points in the second quarter for Southwestern. Caden Hoyen and Ben Lowis each scored two points giving the Piasa Birds 16 points at the end of the first half. Carrollton started off the second half of the game with a strong lead of 17 and a game score of 33-16. The Hawks continued to score in the double digits in the third quarter putting 15 more points on the board. Jeremy Watson put up five points and Jerrett Smith scored four. Jacye Arnett, Jacob Stendeback and Matthew Campbell

each scored two points putting the Hawks at 48 going into the fourth quarter. The Piasa Birds looked to turn things around in the third quarter and scored 18 points. Baumgartner scored three of six free throw attempts for three points. Bailey put up five points and Hoyen scored three points for Southwestern. Dylan Green scored is first field goals of the game for seven points putting the game at 48-34 with the Hawks in the lead going into the final quarter of the game. Going into the fourth quarter, Southwestern continued to try and take control of the game and scored 26 points. Eight points for the Piasa Birds came from Bailey as he scored two three-point shots and one two point field goal. Hoyen scored three field goals, two behind the three-point line, for eight points. Caleb Robinson

and Collin Baumgartner each scored five points in the fourth giving the Piasa Birds a final score of 60. Carrollton was determined to maintain control of the game and put up 24 points in the fourth quarter. Campbell and Arnett each scored four points. Brendan Settles scored a field goal and three free throws for five points. Watson continued to strengthen the Hawks lead with six points from field goals and five points from free throws for a total of 11 points in the fourth quarter, making the finally score Carrollton 72 and Southwestern 60. Top scorers for the Hawks were Jeremy Watson with 34 of their 72 points, and Matthew Campbell with 12. Southwestern’s top scorers were Collin Baumgartner with 16 points, and Justin Bailey and Caden Hoyen with 15 points each.

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Brendan Settles goes in for the shot against Southwestern.

Lady Hawks defeat Pittsfield North Greene wins over Pleasant Hill

By STEVEN SPENCER Greene Prairie Press Tu e s d a y night Carrollton beat Pittsfield in girls basketball 47-34. The Hawks took the lead in the first quarter of the game scoring 11 points to Pittsfield’s four points. Hannah Krumwiede, Claire Williams and Marley Mullink each scored two points. Hannah Robinson scored five points. Lilly Pepper and Katie Bland each scored two points for Pittsfield as they trailed the Hawks by seven points at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter Carrollton added nine points to their score. Emily Struble and Carley Pyatt each scored four points. Krumwiede scored five points in the second

quarter giving the Hawks a score 20 points at half time. Pittsfield tried to turn things around in the second quarter and scored 11 points. Maddie Palmer, Maggie Marable and Katie Bland each scored two points. Bella McCartney scored four points and Lilly Pepper scored one point giving Pittsfield 15 points at the end of the first half. Carrollton scored 12 in the third quarter to start out the second half of the game. Krumwiede, Struble and Williams each scored two points. Pyatt scored two field goals and two free throws for four points in the third quarter. Pittsfield scored 11 points in the third quarter. Sydney Bauer, Maddie Palmer and Maggie

Marable each scored two points in the third quarter and Lilly Pepper scored three points. Carrollton was leading Pittsfield 32-26 going in to the fourth quarter. Pittsfield put up eight points in the fourth quarter, six from Pepper and two from Bland. The Hawks scored 15 points in fourth quarter to make the final score of the game 47-34. Williams and Libby Meuth each scored four points. Struble scored three points and Mullink scored two points. Krumwiede and Robinson each scored one point in the fourth quarter. Carrollton’s top scorer was Hannah Krumwiede with 10 points and Pittsfield’s top scorer was Lilly Pepper with 12 points.

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The game went into over time as Pleasant Hill scored 16 points in the fourth quarter and the Spartans closed the two point gap. North Greene took control of the game in over time as they scored 15 points to Pleasant Hill’s 10. Layne Newingham put up nine points in overtime with three of the points coming from free throws. The rest of the Spartans scoring in over time came from free throws. Dean and Jon Hopper each scored two free throws, and Booth and Guthrie each scored one free throw, giving the Spartans the win with a score of 73-67. North Greene’s top scorers of the game were Jon Hopper with 24 points and Layne Newingham with 21 points. Pleasant Hill’s top scorers were Russel Miller with 20 points and Kaleb Root with 15 points.

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Pleasant Hill put 12 points up on the board in the second quarter and the Spartans found themselves trailing by only one point going into the second half with a game score of 28-27. Going into the second half of the game Pleasant Hill put up 14 points in the third quarter. North Greene scored 13 in the third quarter. Jon Hopper scored four points in the third. Josh Hopper and Layne Newingham each scored two points. Hunter Clanton made a three-point field goal and the Spartans found themselves down by two points at the end of the third quarter. In the fourth quarter Jon Hopper scored seven points for North Greene. Blake Dean scored five points. Clanton and Booth each scored two points and Layne Newingham scored three giving the Spartans 18 points in the fourth quarter.

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By STEVEN SPENCER Greene Prairie Press Tuesday night the North Greene Spartan’s beat Pleasant Hill 73-67 in boys basketball. The game started off with North Greene trailing Pleasant Hill by eight points. Layne Newingham scored six points for the Spartans in the first quarter and Jon Hopper put up two points. Pleasant Hill scored 16 points in the first quarter. Russel Miller scored six points. Dalton Crane scored five points. Grant Peebles had two points and Nick Black scored three for Pleasant Hill. Things started to turn around for the Spartans in the second quarter as they put 19 points on the board. Dominic Booth scored eight points. Josh Hopper scored two free throws. Jon Hopper had seven points and Logan Guthrie scored two points.

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Carrollton High School menu

Monday, Dec. 5: Ham sub, carrots/dip, sliced peaches, short cake muffin, strawberries. Tuesday, Dec. 6: Sausage pizza, green beans, oranges, chocolate muffin. Wednesday, Dec. 7: Spaghetti breadsticks, lettuce salad, dressings, applesauce. Thursday, Dec. 8: Chicken fajitas, toppings, refried beans, fresh pears, vanilla pudding. Friday, Dec. 9: Italian dunkers, lettuce salad, dressings, mandarin oranges.

Greenfield menu Breakfast offered daily: (cereal, toast, juice and fruit and milk) Monday, Dec. 5: Mini cinis or cereal. Tuesday, Dec. 6: Yogut or cereal. Wednesday, Dec. 7: French toast or cereal. Thursday, Dec. 8: Muffin or cereal. Friday, Dec. 9: Biscuits and sausage gravy or cereal. Lunch Monday, Dec. 5: Salisbury steak, gravy, bread, mixed vegetables, mixed fruit, milk. Tuesday, Dec. 6: Crispitos/chicken/ cheese, salad, pineapple, pudding, milk. Wednesday, Dec. 7: Corn dog, baked beans, pears, giant graham fish, milk. Thursday, Dec. 8: Pork patty/bun, green beans, applesauce, CC cookie crisps, milk. Friday, Dec. 9: Grilled cheese, tomato soup, crackers, peaches, milk.

North Greene Elementary School menu Lunch Monday, Dec. 5: Mini corn dog, corn,

pineapple, milk. Tuesday, Dec. 6: BBQ rib on bun, cooked carrots, pears, yogurt, milk. Wednesday, Dec. 7: Ravioli, cheese bread stick, green beans, pears, milk. Thursday, Dec. 8: Chicken fajita, lettuce & cheese cups, peas, mandarin orange, milk. Friday, Dec. 9: No lunch served - 11:30 dismissal.

North Greene Junior High School menu Lunch Monday, Dec. 5: Chicken strips, carrots, sliced bread, fruit, milk. Tuesday, Dec. 6 : Hot dog on bun, baked beans, fruit, milk. Wednesday, Dec. 7: Chicken quesadillas, peas, fruit, milk. Thursday, Dec. 8: Christmas Dinner. Friday, Dec. 9: No lunch - SIP Day.

North Greene High School menu Lunch Monday, Dec. 5: Vegetable lasagna, Italian tossed salad, garlic bread, stuffed peach. Tuesday, Dec. 6: Grilled pork chop, roasted redskin potatoes, buttered cabbage, cinnamon baked apples. Wednesday, Dec. 7: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, iced oatmeal cake, juice. Thursday, Dec. 8: Honey lemon baked chicken, AuGratin potatoes, succotash, Watergate salad, dinner roll. Friday, Dec. 9: Mexican casserole, pinto beans, Mexican corn, fruit cocktail.


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Carrollton FFA participates in Agronomy CDE, Grain Fair Carrollton FFA recently attended an Agronomy Career Development event and entered products into the Grain Fair. These events were held at Greenfield on Thursday, Nov. 17. The varsity team consisting of Ally Bland, Liz Bland, Alexis Carroll, Brad Lake, Sydney Petry, Adam Schnettgoecke, and Holly Schnettgoecke, took home 5th place. The Greenhand team consisting of Madalyn

Koster, Emma Meyer, Lucy Powell, Allie Schmidt, Brady Schnelten, Lucas Settles, and Katelyn Willenburg, received 2nd place. Individual placings are as follows: Liz Bland- 3rd (varsity), Emma Meyer- 4th (greenhand), Allie Schmidt- 5th (greenhand), Lucy Powell6th (greenhand), Madalyn Koster- 7th(greenhand), and Katelyn Willenburg9th (greenhand). Students also entered

their SAE products into the grain fair. Ally Bland pumpkins and gourds; Liz Bland - popcorn, pumpkins and gourds; Alexis Carrollground beef; Mitchell Garrison - Shelled corn, ear corn and soybeans; Wade Prough - shelled corn; Adam Schnettgoecke shelled corn, ground beef and soybeans. Liz Bland received Best in Show with her popcorn. Ally Bland Carrollton FFA Reporter

Tiger Tales The GHS Boys’ Basketball team has kicked off their 2016-17 season – best of luck this year. Thank you to everyone who donated blood at the GHS Blood Drive.It was a record setter. HS will have their annual Friends in Deed Service project on Monday of next week. I know their help is greatly appreciated. The end of the semester is in sight – finish strong! Have a great week – Go Tigers! Dec. 1 – High School Girls’ Basketball at Carrollton, 6:15 p.m. Dec. 2 – High School

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Greene County police and traffic The following police reports were filed between Nov. 17 and Nov. 23. These reports are public information and are obtained from the Greene County Circuit Clerk’s office. All individuals listed have been arrested and charged, or cited in the case of traffic violations. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The following individuals have been charged with a felony: Smith, Matthew K., dob 08-10- 77, residential burglary, theft control intent. Matthews, Patty Dee, dob 07-16-69, bad check/ obtain control property. Moffitt, Tonya L. dob

11-26-80, bad check/obtain control property. The following individual has been charged with a civil law: Emily, Donald G., dob 12-09-67, possess drug paraphernalia. The following individuals have been charged with a misdemeanor: Farris, Matthew T., dob 06-21-94, theft control intent. Emery, Lorna Monique, dob 02-27-82, bad checks/ obtain control property. Richey, Brent, H., dob 07-23-90, bad checks/ obtain control property. King, Debra J., dob 12-31-56, bad checks/ obtain control property.

Edwards, Allison M., dob 01-01-69, bad checks/ obtain control property. Baker, John A. IV, dob 06-20-64, bad checks/ obtain control property. Whitworth, Racinda M., dob 08-20-63, bad checks/ obtain control property. McGowan, Shiquita L., dob 10-19-91, bad checks/ obtain control property. Fesler, George R., dob 08-31-70, bad checks/ obtain control property. VanMeter, Michelle M., dob 10-09-74, bad checks/ obtain control property. Newton, Robert W., dob 01-14-67, bad checks/ obtain control property. The following individual has been charged with


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driving under the influence: Null, Brandon J., dob 03-27-87. The following individuals have been charged with a traffic violation: Null, Brandon J., dob 03-27-87, speeding 26-34 mph over limit. Talley, Starla M., dob 05-10-66, driving 01-10 mph above limit. driving on suspended license (2 counts). Staples, Ahbleza J., dob 11-20-96, speeding 26-34 mph over limit, operating an uninsured vehicle. Bauer, Joshua A., dob 3-22-90, driving 15-20 mph above the limit.


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IF YOU need parts for mowers and tillers, Dorsey's Hardware and Western Auto has a large selection of belts and parts and service. New equipment sales available. Winchester. Call 217-742-9241. SELLBEST, 101 W. Quincy St., Griggsville. Quality Used Furniture & Appliances- Washers, Dryers, Freezers, Fridges, Microwave, Electric Stoves, Twin, Full, Queen Beds, New Mattress Sets, Bedroom Furniture, Tables & Chairs, Upholstered Furniture, Tools. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.5 p.m. Closed for lunch 12-1 p.m. Or by appointment. Call 217-242-2252. TFN TFN

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HOMEGROWN POPCORN, Japanese Hulless. Call 217430-2881. 1.11.17 3 CEMETERY plots for sale in 400D the Oakwood Cemetery. SW FOR RENT 1/4 of Lot. No. 285. Very nice location. Will sell individually. Pike County $200 firm per plot. Please call HOUSE FOR rent at 27614 217-779-7348. 1.18.17 Dutch Creek Rd. About 10 miles from Pittsfield. $500 per COUNTRY HOME on 5 acres. 3 bedroom, 2 bath; remodeled month. 662-816-0704. 12.7.16 inside and out. 217-248-4417 HOUSE FOR rent. 3 miles 12.7.16 from Pittsfield. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. No pets, no smoking. READ THE classifieds evReferences and deposit re- ery week for great details on quired. Call 217-285-2448. 12.7.16 cars, boats, hunting land and housing! Call and place your 1990 PRESTIGE double wide ad today. mobile home, 22x40. 3 BR, 2 SIX NEWSPAPERS, over BA. Call 217-370-2629. TFN 20,000 readers every week. YARD SALE season is here! The People's Marketplace Place your ad with us! 20 Classifieds! words for only $6

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NO HUNTING or Trespassing allowed on 315 acres property in Batchtown Illinois owned by Jim and Carol Squires. All violators will be prosecuted. 8.30.17 NO TRESPASSING or hunting allowed on the land in Batchtown owned by Steve and Cindy Meszaros. Violators will be prosecuted. 5.24.17 NO TRESPASSING or hunting allowed on the land in Batchtown owned by Marcy Klockenkemper, Judy Lamer, Jeremy Russell, Bonnie Stepanek, and Cindy Meszaros. Violators will be prosecuted. 5.24.17


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NO HUNTING or trespassing on the Linda Bennett farm, rural Griggsville. Violators will be prosecuted. 11.2.17 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 615 strictly forbidden. Violators will HUNTING be prosecuted. Timothy Brinkman. 5.20.17 LOOKING FOR ground in ABSOLUTELY NO trespassNorthern Calhoun or Southern ing on any ground owned by Pike to lease short term or long Double Creek Farms, Inc. 10.18.17 term. No size too big! 618-5509406. 3.15.17


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PUPPIES FOR sale. $20. Half FOR SALE: Two bedrooms coyote hound, half yellow lab. home, located at 209 west Call 217-430-2881. 1.11.17 pleasant street in Winchester. Vinyl siding, replacement windows, oak kitchen cabinets, 1100E great starter home or investREAL ESTATE ment property. Call Lyle at 217Scott County 652-2522. TWO ADJOINING buildings located near a busy intersec1200 tion in Winchester, Illinois. Ideal SERVICES for new business and storage. The north building is 2170 square feet with: Two offices LET ME cross off your honey(16 ft x 13 ft and 10.5 ft x 13.5 ft) do list! Clean gutters, rake A bath and storage room (9.5 ft leaves, any odd jobs. Call 217x 8.5 ft) Gas forced-air furnace, 248-3584. 12.7.16 Central air, 200 amp breaker CRACK YOUR pecans. Call box, Double doors in back 217-430-2881. 1.11.17 for easy loading and unload- FORESTRY MULCHING Sering. The south building is ap- vice. Charged by the hour or proximately 1175 square feet; by the job. Call Long Forestry it is great for a new business at 618-893-2307. 11.30.16 or for use as a storage room. Two buildings for one price! The vacant lot to the north 1300 could possibly be purchased, WANTED making a great addition to the property. Darrell Moore dar- STANDING TIMBER R. McKrellm@worrell-landservices. innon Logging buying. Walnut, com (217) 473-5486 Worrell White Oak, etc. No yard trees. Land Services, LLC 2240 West Not affiliated with Pleasant Hill Morton Jacksonville, IL 62650. McKinnons. 217-242-5401. Office: (217) 245-1618 Fax: 8.18.17 (217) 245-5318 info@worrellNEED EXTRA cash? Sell your TFN used items in The People's GREAT JOBS start here! Look Marketplace Classifieds. One here every week for new, ex- phone call puts your ad in six citing careers! The People's newspapers....a total circulaMarketplace Classifieds! tion of almost 22,000 readers!

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Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Peggy S. Liggett aka Peggy Sue Liggett; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of John Branstetter; Carolyn Lovelace; Margaret Louise Tarrante; Terry Nugent; Jane Nugent; John Nugent; David Russell Branstetter aka Rusty Branstetter; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Mary Jane Nugent; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Joe Nugent aka Joseph Nugent; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Elizabeth McCormick; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of James Richard Branstetter; Carol Ann Branstetter; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Betty Lou Branstetter; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Sara Francis Branstetter; Kelly Shawn Skaggs aka Kelly Skaggs; Jerry Shane Skaggs aka Jerry Skaggs; Renee Darlene Brown aka Renee D. Brown aka Renee D. Skaggs; Jimmy Branstetter; Robin Skaggs; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. Property Address: 303 West Washington Street aka PO Box 513, Griggsville, IL 62340

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IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS AND COURT COSTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for WKHDPRXQWELGVKDOOEHLQFHUWLÂżHGIXQGV payable to the Sheriff of Pike County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Sales Department at ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 West Diehl Road, Suite 120, Naperville, IL 60563 (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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LOCATED: 964 Taylor lane, Winchester, IL. From the North edge of Winchester, on old route 36 turn West on Taylor lane, go 1 mile. Watch for auction signs. TRACTORS: IH 5288 sn#15904 w/3hydrol, pto, 20.8x38 10 bolt duels, 4543 hrs. - IH 5488 sn#36493 w/3hydrol, pto, 20.8x38 10 bolt duels, 2007 hrs. on newer motor - IH 5088 sn#13259 w/3hydrol, duel pto, 18.4x38 10 bolt duels, 5091 hrs. - IH 1586 sn#99023 w/3hydrol, pto, 20.8x38 rubber, 4000 hrs. - IH 3788 2+2 sn# 07791 20.8x38 rear J bolt duels, 2900 hrs. - MF 1155 sn#006878 w/2hydrol, 20.8x38 w/spin out rims, 4609 hrs. - several IH front weights to sell separately - 1951 Massey Harris 44 w/narrow front, 4 cyl. & loader bucket - 1937 F-20 antique tractor (ran 5 years ago) - COMBINES: Case IH 1680 axial flow w/3044 hrs, 30.5x32 rubber, w/chopper - Case IH 1660 axial flow w/3071 hrs, 30.5x32 rubber, specialty rotor sn#0038918 w/chopper - IH 1460 axial flow w/ 3608 hrs, 28LX26 rubber, sn#033553 w/chopper - 2 IH 1460 salvage combines for parts - HEADS IH 963 corn head, 6-30â&#x20AC;? w/water pump bearings - IH 963 corn head 6-30â&#x20AC;? for parts - IH 863 corn head 6-30â&#x20AC;? - IH 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1020 platform w/newer pan & fingers - IH 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1020 platform - IH 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1020 platform - IH 17 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; 1020 platform (parts only) - 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Underforth head cart - 21â&#x20AC;&#x2122; EZ trail head cart - 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; single axel head cart - 2 older wagon style head carts - PLANTERS: JD 7200 12/30â&#x20AC;? front fold w/precision finger pickups - IH 900 6/30â&#x20AC;? pull type - IH 900 6/30â&#x20AC;? pull type - IH 12/15â&#x20AC;? 3pt, hydrol drive bean planter - IH 800 16/15â&#x20AC;?no-till, pull type TRUCKS 1989 IH S-1900 grain truck w/ 466 diesel turbo, straight 5 sp, 18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; grain bed w/cargo doors, spring tag axel, 241,479 mi. - 1979 IH S-1800 grain truck w/404 gas, 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; grain bed, 5&2 trans, single axel w/spring tag axel, 55290 mi. - 1974 IH 1700 w/345 gas, 5&2 trans, 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122; grain bed - 1981 Chevrolet 4x4 pickup, w/350 V8, auto trans, (used for spraying) - EQUIPMENT: Kinze 400 grain cart w/roll tarp - JD 1210 grain cart - 3 gravity flow wagons 200bu. each - Ectric wooden barge wagon - JD 953 wagon gear - older snow mobile trailer (no title) - Dodge truck bed wood hauler - 2 Mayrath 10x71â&#x20AC;&#x2122; swing away augers - Mayrath 8x71â&#x20AC;&#x2122; bottom drive straight auger - Mayrath 6x34â&#x20AC;&#x2122; transport auger w/3hp elec. motor - Mayrath 6x24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; transport auger w/elec. motor - 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Big Ox 3pt rear blade 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Woods 3180 batwing mower 1000 pto - Great Northern 550 gal truck mount sprayer w/booms - 1000 gal water tank on JD running gear - IH 700 on land 6 bottom plow - IH 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; rotary hoe w/end transport - JD 28â&#x20AC;&#x2122; #400 wing fold rotary hoe - tandem tank trailer - single axel sprayer no booms - round pipe Donahue impl. trailer (no floor) - Farm Star 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; rear blade - 2 axel sprayer - MF pull type chisel plow - IH 6/30 row crop cult. - older pop up camper needs repair - 9.00 & 10.00 truck tires - some misc. hand tools - air compressor, hydrol press, drill press, Note small amount of small items be on time. other items to sell not listed.

For photos view web site at Auctioneer I. D. #16215 TERMS: CASH. Buyer number issued and personal check accepted upon presentation of positive photo identification. Vehicle and title held until check clears or replaced with cash, certified or cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s check. Food available. Your attendance is always appreciated.


AUCTIONEERS DARRELL MOORE, Winchester, IL. (217)-473-5486 ROGER STRANG, Virginia, IL. (217)-370-2530 DICK SAMPLES, Jacksonville, IL. (217)-245-5010


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401-403 Minard St. Jerseyville $82,500 Great Investment Opportunity. Duplex-with renters in place. Each unit has 1 bed, 1 bath, living, kitchen and full basement. Stoves and fridges stay. Kim Frazer 618-535-2262

1013 W County Rd. Jerseyville $98,500 Very nice all brick home on west side of town. This home features 3 bedrooms, 1 bath with recent updates, living room and kitchen with new cabinets, countertops, ďŹ&#x201A;oors, etc. It has a 1 car attached garage on a large yard. New furnace and lots of updates. This charming home is move in ready. Connie Hayes 618-535-6784

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55 Sugarwood Dr. Jerseyville $169,000 Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on large corner lot. Attached 2 car (24x24) garage-above ground pool and deck. Open living /dining area. Lots of storage. Dishwasher and hutch stay. Forced gas-Central Air. Kim Frazer 618-535-2262

713 E Prairie St. Jerseyville $84,900 Great Starter home- Move into this cute 2 bedroom home on 75x143 lot. Updated kitchen, formal dining room. Partial basement, attached 2 car garage, vinyl siding, shed, Call for your appointment today. Kim Frazer 618-535-2262/ Charlene Morgan 618-535-0071

208 Lincoln St. Jerseyville $57,500 Updated home with 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, bonus shower in laundry. Vinyl tilt in windows, some newer flooring, tastefully decorated, stove, fridge, washer & dryer stay. Covered front porch and storage shed and an additional lot. Kim Frazer 618-535-2262

400 Leavett Jerseyville $57,000 Great starter home in quiet neighborhood. Open concept kitchen and living room. 2 nice size bedrooms, 1 car garage. Newer AC, furnace and water heater. Washer, dryer, stove & dishwasher stay. Tina McEvers 618-535-1059

RR 1 Box 401 GreenďŹ eld $104,900 Nice Ranch, spacious floor plan, fireplace, kitchen with plenty of cabinets and appliances stay. 2 baths 3 bedrooms, main floor laundry, washer and dryer stay. Storage shed. Kim Frazer 618-535-2262

204 Michael Pl. Jerseyville $178,500 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, 6 rooms, 1,460 Sq. Ft. , 100x134 Lot, Clean and ready for immediate possession. Geo Thermal heat, Dual fireplace, newer kitchen with Corian counter tops. Newer carpet and windows. Beautifully landscaped. Karen Bertman 618-535-6044

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21223 Croxford Rd. Grafton $298,000 2.44 Acres, 3 BR, 3 Baths. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll marvel at this beautiful home. Living room & family room with ďŹ replace & wood ďŹ&#x201A;ooring. Kitchen has granite counter tops, 6 burner gas stove top, pot faucet for stove, maple cabinets & eat in kitchen plus dining room lined with windows. 2 Pole barns. What a fabulous home for the price. Karen Bertman 618-535-6044

208 Lott St. Jerseyville $239,000 Beautiful 4 BR 3 bath home right in town on .75 acre. Open concept kitchen dining room & family room with built ins and hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, double ďŹ replace between living room & family room with vaulted ceilings, large master bedroom with master bath & walk in closet, screened in porch and 3 car garage. Tina McEvers 618-535-1059

401 Timber Ridge Dr. Unit 13 Grafton $189,500 3 BR, 2 bath, built 2007, 1,281 sq ft. 5 acres common ground. Open ďŹ&#x201A;oor plan with wood, carpet and ceramic ďŹ&#x201A;ooring. 12x19 covered patio with gorgeous view. Exercise room, community room with kitchen facilities and storage units. Garage unit G22. Within walking distance to all activity. Karen Bertman 618-535-6044

804 Martha St. Carrollton $180,000 Ranch home with 16x32 inground pool, fenced back yard. Stamped concrete patio, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, formal living & family/dining area. Call Today! Kim Frazer 618-535-2262

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200 Dagget Hollow Rd. Grafton $178,000 Private, Wooded on 2.07 acres. Built in 1998, Square footage 1,255 above and 1,000 below. Beautiful eat in kitchen, open floor plan, gas fireplace. Lots of windows. Rec, family, bedroom and bath in basement. Secluded! Karen Bertman 618-535-6044

23305 Hollow Ave. Jerseyville $174,900 4.3 acre farm right on the edge of town. 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with a 2 car detached garage, nice pond, 30x70 pole barn, chicken coop, fruit trees, plenty of garden area, across the street from Wolves Crossing Golf Course on Hollow. Tina McEvers 618-535-1059

20935 Richey Hollow Rd. Jerseyville $172,500 Mini-Ranch, Mini-Farm, Great for Horses!! Sitting on 5 acres is this beautifully updated 1 ½ story home. This home features 1 new bath and 1 updated bath, a large updated eat in kitchen and new ďŹ&#x201A;ooring in most of the downstairs. Outside features include a 1 car detached garage, large barn, small pond, several other outbuildings & a fenced in pasture. Connie Hayes 618-535-6784

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Land ethic By CHRIS ENROTH U of I Extension “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” –Leopold 1938 What is your land ethic? It is a question to ask of us humans these days. Our ethic toward the land determines how we view it as either good or bad. We exert so much of our will on the landscape, forming it in what we believe to be good. My parents naturally shaped my land ethic. As a boy, we traveled across the United States, where I saw the glitz and glam of the city and rugged serenity of natural areas. With my travels, I learned many things about our country, namely, Illinois is a pretty good place to live. No alligators or packs of wolves and I don’t have to check my shoes for scorpions in the morning. There are others that influenced my land ethic, namely Aldo Leopold (who mainstreamed the phrase “land ethic”) and Carl Sagan, astrophysicist and science communicator. These two scholars in their respective fields seem a bit juxtaposed. One was known for looking at the stars while the other at the land. For each, Leopold and Sagan, their knowledge is impressive, but their prose is enchanting. If you have not read A Sand County Almanac, by Aldo Leopold, pick up a copy today. Leopold is considered the father of modern conservation. Born in 1887, Leopold grew up in Burlington, Iowa. The book and documentary follow Leopold through his life as a forest ranger managing lands and eradicating wolves out west, then to his tenure as a professor at Wisconsin, contemplating his past and what it means to be a steward of the land. “Perhaps no one but a hunter can understand how intense an affection a boy can feel for a piece of marsh…. I came home one Christmas to find that land promoters, with the help of the Corps of Engineers had diked and drained my boyhood hunting grounds on the Mississippi river bottoms... My hometown thought the community enriched by this change. I thought it impoverished” Aldo Leopold, 1947 It is compelling when exploring space, to turn the camera back on ourselves. Apollo astronauts whose



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focus was the Moon set their camera toward Earth to capture our planet rising over the Moon’s horizon, and we saw ourselves for the first time through the lens of space. Likewise, as Voyager 1 completed its mission in the Outer Solar System, Carl Sagan proposed the idea to turn the probe around and take a picture of Earth before powering down the cameras forever. That picture became known as the Pale Blue Dot, which Sagan expounded during a lecture at Cornell. “…you see a dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings […] in the history of our species, lived there – on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.” –Carl Sagan, 1994 Future generations will yield adventurers, scholars, and innovators who will return to the stars and build our knowledge surrounding the complexities of life on Earth, propelling the human species to our greatest challenges and accomplishments. But, our science fiction notions of traveling between stars and living on distant planets is far off. Our species evolved on this planet. Earth is where we are adapted to live, not on Mars or a space station. We are stuck on this planet for hundreds and perhaps thousands of years. We will not simply be able to up and relocate to Proxima Centauri should things go bad on Earth. With our eyes toward the future, we must presently answer the question, “What is our land ethic?” This answer will change with time and generations. An ethic is not an idea set in stone, rather a notion of a “thinking community” that ebbs and flows with our life’s experiences and the needs and wants of society. What is your land ethic? What does the Pale Blue Dot signify? These are bigger questions than one may realize, but can be answered quite simply by most. In this instance, my explanation would expound another thousand words. Therefore, in closing, I will leave it to Carl Sagan to sum up my attitude toward the land, in one short sentence. “[…] To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.” –Carl Sagan, 1994.

By DUANE FRIEND U of I Extension Ladies and gentlemen, do not get fooled by the relatively mild fall we’ve had! Winter is fast approaching, and everyone needs to be prepared for snow, ice, and cold. The following information comes from the National Weather Service. One hundred eighty two people have died from exposure to cold temperatures in the state of Illinois since 1996. This is much more than severe thunderstorms and tornadoes (64 deaths), floods (48 deaths) and lightning (19 deaths) combined during the same period. The coldest temperature on record in the state occurred on January 5, 1999 when the mercury dipped to -36 °F near Congerville in Woodford County! Hypothermia sets in

when your body’s temperature drops below 95 degrees. Because hypothermia is based on your body’s temperature and not the air temperature, it is possible to get hypothermia even when the air temperature is in the mid-60s. For those that may be more susceptible to cold, keep your home at 68 degrees or warmer. Illinois normally experiences five severe winter storms each year. As few as two (in the winters of 1921-1922 and 19801981), and as many as 18 winter storms (in the winters of 1977-1978 and 1981-1982) have occurred. There has not been a winter in Illinois without a winter storm in the past century. When driving in the first winter’s snow, take time to remember how to drive in snow- it takes longer to stop, and you can’t drive as fast! All wheel drive and 4 wheel drive vehicles

will provide more traction in snow, but even these vehicles cannot slow down any faster. Snow, ice storms and freezing rain are deadly for drivers. In Illinois, snow and ice covered roads result in an average of 27,900 vehicle crashes each year. The accidents also produce an average of 4,338 injuries and 49 fatalities annually. Central Illinois experiences more freezing rain and ice storms than any other part of the state, on average. In central Illinois, average snowfall is 20 to 25 inches. The average liquid water to snow ratio in central IL is 13:1. (This means, on average, there are 13.0” of snow for every 1.00” of liquid / melted snow) Winter flooding is particularly dangerous. Evacuating into cold waters can rapidly result in hypothermia. Six inches of swiftly

moving water can knock an adult off their feet. Twelve inches of water can float a small car. 18-24 inches of water will carry off most large vehicles. More than 50 percent of flooding fatalities occur in vehicles. Before travelling or going outside, be sure to check the weather. Travel with an emergency supply kit, including blankets, flashlight, water, and some type of non perishable food. Make sure your cell phone is fully charged. These are necessities even if staying at home when a winter storm is expected. Whether travelling or not, let others know where you’ll be during a winter storm. For more information, visit the University of Illinois Extension Disaster Resources website at resource.cfm

Horticultural pet peeves By CHRIS ENROTH U of I Extension There are some things I need to get off of my chest and what better place to vent, than a news column. In a profession from astronaut to zookeeper and all careers in between, we learn and do tasks, which in our mind, are the best practices. Imagine you are a professional shower tile installer, and I am a guy who learned to tile a shower on YouTube. If you were standing over me watching as I installed tile, you could point out all of my common mistakes that drive you bananas. In other words, we all have pet peeves when it comes to the practices we learn on the job and how we observe others going about those same tasks. What irks me in the world of horticulture? Here are my top three horticultural pet peeves. Tree Topping This annoying landscape practice is not only bad for the long-term health of a tree, its ugly! Most of us have accepted the topped trees around power lines, where we have little to no say in the matter, but driving around numerous communities I see topped trees nowhere near utility lines. There are even ads in the paper marketing tree topping. Tree topping consists of cutting the trunk, and

upper primary branches back to stubs at a uniform height. (Picture buzz cut for trees) When a tree is topped, the growing points and active buds are removed, which activates latent buds in the tissue behind the bark. (Think of these as an emergency back-up) These dormant buds have a flush of twiggy growth, termed epicormic shoots or water sprouts, to replace the loss in photosynthesis from all the leaf cover that was removed. Water sprouts have a weak attachment to the tree and are at higher risk for damage from foul weather and pests. Driving around a town in Central Illinois there seems to be one street particularly fond of tree topping. During an intense windstorm a few years ago many of these topped trees were damaged and still have hanging limbs in their canopy to this day. But the regrowth is so dense and twiggy you can’t see these “widowmakers” until the leaves fall. Grass in the Street and Mowing Ditches Okay, technically these are two annoyances lumped under one heading. However, the linking factor is the discharge of debris into our storm drainage ways. My wife will attest to my lamenting as we drive by yards where grass clippings are

Illinois have made it illegal to burn leaves in city limits. However, I live in the county. Leaves are rich in carbon and potential energy that can compost back into the soil, promoting healthy soil biology and recycle nutrients to plant roots. Much of those lovely benefits are lost in the choking black smoke when we burn leaves. In my yard, fall leaves are collected, shredded and bagged via my mower, and then spread in my shade garden as mulch. By next fall the leaves will have decomposed back into the soil, and the process begins again. The one caveat with using fall leaves is to be cautious if foliar diseases like anthracnose plague your trees. Extension mantra when dealing with foliar disease on deciduous trees is to dispose of the leaves offsite. Disposal could also include a “hot” or managed compost pile or (read this next part in a begrudging tone) put them in landscape waste bags and set them to the curb. These pet peeves are landscape practices so common, a wager that most reading this article have performed such tasks would be a sound bet. I am thankful that I make my living in the field of horticulture; mostly because I owe my wife a lot of flowers after this shower tile debacle.

blown on the road, and the all too common sight of mowers in the ditch. Often my tirade is met with a roll of her eyes or change of subject. Research has shown that mowed ditches add debris to the storm drainage system, which favors the development of mosquitoes. Additionally, longer vegetation creates more friction, slowing water, so it drops sediment and doesn’t carry our soil into streams and rivers. Another water quality issue arises when lawn clippings wash down a storm sewer. Cut lawn debris adds excessive nutrients and potential pesticides to our waterways, degrading these systems. Leaving clippings on your lawn replaces nitrogen in the soil. This extra boost of nitrogen is enough to supplement one application of fertilizer per year. If there are excess clippings, don’t blow them into the street to be someone else’s problem. Rake up the piles of clippings and put them into the compost pile or those silly paper landscape waste bags. (Pet peeve number four – landscape waste bags!) The Leaves are on Fire! And finally, my most frequent vexation this time of year – burning leaves. I am grateful most towns in

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LAND AUCTION 248.8 +/- Acres Prime Farmland Saturday, December 10th, 2016 - 10:00 A.M. Location: Jerseyville KC Hall- 307 North State, Jerseyville, IL

Land is located in Sections 25, 26, and 36 of Central Part of Kane Township in Greene County, Illinois- (T.9N. - R.12W) commonly known as Mary Gocke Farm which mostly lies ½ mile west of Route 67 at Old Kane Road. Tract 1: 60 Acres +/- all tillable per FSA located in Section 36. Tract has frontage on 500 N Road, (Kane Quarry Rd.) and Grafton Lane Rd. 100% Muscatine soils with a Productivity Index of 146.8 Tract 2: 95.57 Acres +/ with approximately 93 acres tillable located in Section 25. Tract has frontage on 500 N Rd. with mostly Muscatine soils and PI index of 144.4

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1119 Sumner Jerseyville This 3bed 2bath home sits on nice size corner lot and would make a young growing family a comfortable and affordable place for years to come. Lower level is very spacious and open with modern kitchen and separate dining area complete with French doors leading on to a large deck and fenced back yard. Lot of house for the Money, don’t miss out here. Contact Roger $126,900

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Tract 3: 38.47Acres +/- with approx. 37 acres tillable located in Section 26. Tract has frontage on 1175E Rd. and borders the west side of Tract 2. PI index of 132.8


Tract 4: 39.53 Acres+/- 29.5 ac. tillable per FSA located in Section 26. Tract has frontage on 1175E Rd. with a PI index of 112.8 Tract 5: 15.3 Acres+/- all tillable per FSA located in Section 25. Tract has frontage on 500 N Rd. and Route 67 with a PI index of 139.6 Terms: Successful bidders will pay 5% down day of sale and enter into a written contract. Balance will be due upon delivery of deed and merchantable title at closing which shall be within approximately 30 days from day of sale at Jersey County Title. Property is being sold in “as is” condition and is subject to owner’s confirmation. Tracts will be sold individually and not in any combination. Bids will be for the total tract and not on a per acre basis. Special note- farm is on a 2 year fertilizer plan. Fertilizer has already been applied to Tracts 1, 3 and 5 which are currently bean stubble, and furnished to buyers with no expense. Open farm tenancy for 2017. Announcements sale day will take precedence over all previous written material. Bid packets may be picked up at Lee Plummer’s office or call David Loy at 618-535-6039.

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