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GREENE PRAIRIE PRESS JANUARY 1, 2014 – Vol. 145, No. 1 – Carrollton, Illinois 62016


Greene County budget looking positive By CArmeN eNSiNger Greene Prairie Press

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Three years ago, Greene County was facing a possible deficit of more than $200,000 for the following year when it approved its annual budget for the following year. Things are a lot different this year. The budget hung at a special meeting of the county board on Dec. 31 is, for all intents and purposes, was balanced. The proposed 2014 budget shows the total expenditures for the county to be at $2,364,371 with total receipts amounting to $2,337,394 for a deficit of $26,977. However, according to Greene County Circuit Clerk Debbie Banghart, the difference can be attributed to the sheriff’s department deferring purchase of a new squad car until this year. “They had budgeted for the new squad car in last year’s budget, but the sheriff said he would rather wait and get one this year,” Banghart

said. “So, essentially, the money was allocated for last year - he’s just waiting to spend it this year.” Many departments within the county actually came in under budget including: the county board whose expenses were $3,500 less than what had been budgeted for; board of review which came in $8,000 under budget; supervisor of assessments at $8,000 under budget; county clerk at almost $5,000 under budget; jail, $6,000; sheriff’s department $30,000 under budget after declining to purchase a vehicle this year which was written into the budget; state’s attorney $2,000 under budget; probation office $3,500 under. The miscellaneous fund, which encompasses a wide variety of other expenses not associated with the other departments, came in more than $60,000 under budget. The county treasurer came in less than $200 under budget while the circuit clerk came in right on budget. The only department whose expenses exceeded its projected budget for the



year was the courthouse fund, which came in $15,500 over budget. This is due to the county’s purchase of a phone system linking all departments on a single phone system. The county had budgeted $1,000 for telephone/Internet services but spent $32,720, the majority of which was on the new phone system. This $31,000 was partly offset by the county coming in $15,500 under what was allocated for utility expenses. As a whole, these departments within the county came in $148,000 under their projected spending for the year. Two major departments - the highway department and the health department - were split with the highway department revenue exceeding expenses by more than $31,000 while the Health Department showed a deficit of more than $64,000. The total levy expected for 2014 is $2,106,888. Greene County Treasurer Kirby Ballard



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Sharon Albrecht, left, and Denise mcevers, right, pack styrofoam containers full of food for the senior citizens of greene County who participate in the meals on Wheels program, which delivers hot, nutritious meals to area seniors five days a week . Albrecht delivers the meals to roodhouse and White Hall where volunteers distribute them to the senior citizens .

Bobcat spotted outside of Carrollton By CArmeN eNSiNger Greene Prairie Press Hunters and farmers in this area have been saying that bobcats have been spotted in Greene County, but now a rural Carrollton man has concrete proof – a photo. Dick Daum presented a photo depicting a bobcat sprinting across a snow-covered field on his property in mid-December which was taken by his daughter-in-law, Judy Daum. “It was the morning after that big snow we had – Dec. 14 - and she took a little walk that morning,” Daum said. “She always takes her camera with her in case she sees a photo opportunity and this thing jumped out of an old hog shed on the property and she was able to snap this picture of it.” According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, for more than a century bobcats were a rare sight in Illinois and by the mid 1900s they were almost eliminated, but that is all changing with reliable bobcat sightings in 99 of 102 Illinois counties. This is due, in part, to conservation tactics by the IDNR along with the help of trappers and hunters, which has allowed bobcats to make a comeback. “Bobcats once were common in Illinois,” Bob Bluett, a wildlife diversity biologist at IDNR, said. “Habitat changes and unregulated harvests, before the birth of our state fish and wildlife agency, caused numbers to decline by the late 1800s, but now we’re happy to say they are doing great.” Information from the University of Illinois Extension wildlife director states bobcats were protected as a threatened species in Illinois from 1977-1999. While they can now be found throughout Illinois, they are more common in the southern third of the state. Bobcats are still protected from hunting and trapping in Illinois. A study by Southern Illinois University estimates about 2,200 bobcats existed south of Interstate 64 during 2000. This number grew to about 3,200 during 2009 and the numbers continue to grow, especially along major rivers and forest areas. While they prefer forest lands with immature trees, thick underbrush, clearings, cliffs and timbered swamps, mak-

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Judy Daum shot this photo of a bobcat on the property of her father-in-law, Dick Daum, located five miles northeast of Carrollton on Dec . 14 while on a morning walk . Bobcats, once a protected species, in illinois can now be found in 99 of the state's 102 counties .

ing their homes in fallen trees, hollow logs or trees, thickets, caves and rock piles, some bobcats make their dens in abandoned or little-used barns or buildings, or in Daum’s case, a hog shed.

the area, said. “The bobcat’s story is the same as for most wildlife – if they can flee, they will.” Daum said this was the case with the sighting on his property.

“Habitat changes and unregulated harvests, before the birth of our state fish and wildlife agency, caused numbers to decline by the late 1800's, but now we're happy to say they are doing great .”

Bob Bluett

Wildlife Diversity Biologist Their main diet consists of mice, voles, rabbits and squirrels.” Though considered a wilderness creature, the bobcat’s shy nature allows them to live close to people. “People have nothing to fear from bobcats or living near them,” Dr. Clayton Nielsen, a wildlife biologist at SIUC who helped conduct the study of bobcats in

praised the county workers in helping to keep the county afloat amidst the trying financial times. “We’ve put together two back-to-back years and have kept the county’s finances stable, and that took everyone working together to make that happen,” he said. “That is department heads and employees all working together to make that happen.” The state of Illinois catching up on some of its past due bills has helped shore up the county coffers, but that alone would not have brought the county to its fiscal condition now. “The state finally got caught up, but we just adjusted our spending pattern accordingly and, in essence, we have pretty well kept the budget flat,” Ballard said. “We are not trying to grow; we are not expanding our expenses other than what inflation dictates. There is no magic to what we did - it was just a matter of us taking ownership and providing the services with what we have got.”

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“Judy had her dog, Dutch, with her and while she was walking, out of the corner of her eye, she saw something light brown moving,” Daum said. “She looked over and Dutch was beside her so she knew it wasn’t him. I guess he smelled him at that time because he took off and when the dog took off the bobcat came out of the little shed and took off.” C




give us those readings.” By CArmeN eNSiNger In addition to the camera, Greene Prairie Press Jacob Lovel informed the Well, maybe not THAT far, board what other equipment but the students in Carrollton would be needed for the space High School’s engineering project. department are planning a “To get to 90,000 feet or space mission set for sometime higher we are going to have this spring. to have at least a 1,000 gram Carrollton balloon filled Aerospace with helium Agency is along with planning to “This is completly a 42-inch release a student-driven, which parachute weather balto catch the loon that is is what i think makes package on expected to this even more its way down reach an estiso it doesn’t mated 90,000 powerful .” impact too feet above hard and the earth, all bust,” Lovel the while colPat Dugas said. “We are lecting data going to have Carrollton Engineering teacher which will be an iPhone as analyzed by a tracking students upon its descent and device so we can find our landing. package, the sensors from the Pat Dugas, engineering Lego Mindstorms, so hopefulteacher, said what makes this ly we can get some good data.” even more special is that the Unlike NASA, which plan was developed by the stu- spends millions building rockdents themselves. et ships, Carrollton is going a “This is completely stu- cheaper route. The “package” dent-driven, which is what I which will carry the equipment think makes this even more into space will be none other powerful,” Dugas said to the than a simple styrofoam cooler Carrollton School Board as the packed with hand warmers, students gave a presentation at which can be purchased at any the Dec. 16 meeting, hoping to gas station, to keep the techget the board’s approval to go nology from freezing up. The along with the mission. “I had cooler will be encased in celnothing to do with this - the lophane in case the package students came up with the idea lands in water. The iPhone and I just kind of mentored being used is that of Dugas, them as they went along.” who is hoping the experiment Three of the students behind is a success for more than just the project - Cole Miller, one reason. Riley Lewis and Jacob Lovel Total cost of the project is - addressed the board on how around $500 with the single the project would work. biggest expenses being the Miller said it was their plan helium to lift the balloon into to design, build, test and watch space and the GoPro camera, a weather balloon to an alti- which cost around $200 each. tude of around 90,000 feet. The balloon will cost $85, the “We want to have a camera parachute $15. The cooler and on there as our sensor, which hand warmers have already will shoot at least an image per been donated and the students minute,” Miller said. “We want are hoping to receive a scholto purchase a GoPro camera arship from the camera comwhich are known to be very pany to help with the purchase good at extreme temperatures. of the camera. Hopefully, we will have con“We sent them a presentasistent video throughout the tion of what we plan to do as entire flight. We also plan to they sometimes offer scholaruse the temperature and pres- ships and stuff,” Miller said. sure sensors from the Lego “Hopefully we will get a disMindstorms, which will also (See, space, A2)

Crash seriously injures two By CArmeN eNSiNger Greene Prairie Press Greene County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a three-vehicle crash which occurred on West Lincoln Street just west of the White Hall City at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 26. According to Greene County Sheriff Rob McMillen, Bradley Moulton, age 34 of White Hall, is believed to have been driving a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck eastbound on West Lincoln Street. The truck was towing a 1998 Chevy minivan on a dolly. “Mr. Moulton stopped the truck, just past the hill crest for some reason, possibly to check on the towed vehicle. and exited the truck,” McMillen said. “He was reportedly standing in between the truck and the towed minivan when a 1993 Toyota Camry, driven by 18-year-old Kurt Costello, who also was traveling eastbound on West Lincoln, topped the hill and was unable to stop before colliding with the minivan in tow.” This collision caused the minivan to lunge forward, pinning Moulton in between the minivan and the truck. Both Moulton and Costello were airlifted from the scene to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield where they were being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. The White Hall Police Department assisted at the scene as well as the White Hall Fire and Rescue and Greene County Ambulance Service. The accident is still currently under investigation and citations may be issued upon the completion of the investigation.


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Year in review; part one JANUARY Seven generations of family history went up in smoke Thursday afternoon, Dec. 27 when the home of Jim and Emily Esarey, who live just outside of White Hall, burned to the ground. The home also contained the Gregory House Museum which contained, not only family history but, history of Greene County. According to White Hall Fire Chief Garry Sheppard the fire started as a grease fire in the basement kitchen where the Esarey’s granddaughter lived, though she was not home at the time of the fire. The former North Greene Billing Clerk convicted of two counts of felony theft for stealing city funds for her own gain and one count of official misconduct, avoided jail time and was sentenced to one year home confinement, four years probation and restitution in the amount of nearly $90,000 at her sentencing hearing in Greene County Circuit Court on Jan. 4. Nancy Stice, 58, was convicted by a jury in October of one count of theft of over $500 but less than $10,000 and one count of theft over $10,000 and under $100,000. She was also convicted of official misconduct in her duties as billing clerk for the city. North Greene School Board is expected to make a decision at the February board meeting on whether it closes White Hall Elementary as a way of saving $700,000 for the district. The other option would be to leave White Hall Elementary open and save the money by cutting out all sports in the district and stripping the high school of most of its elective subjects including Industrial Arts and Ag. Next year’s budget shows a $1.5 million deficit and school officials would like to cut at least half this amount this year. Carrollton School Board members unanimously approved the hiring of Dr. Kerry Cox to take over the helm of district superintendent at Monday night’s school board meeting. FEBRUARY The 7,300-square-foot Dollar General store located at 238 South State Street (Hwy. 67) opened for business on Jan. 16, and celebrated the grand opening on Feb. 22 with $10 gift certificates to the first 50 customers and gift bags to the first 200 customers. For the second year in a row, the Carrollton Hawks Scholastic Bowl team has clinched the WIVC Conference championship – a school first in this sport. Led by senior Dylan Lorsbach and junior Connor Goetten, the Hawks have ended WIVC conference play with a perfect 16-0 record, averaging a league high 170 points per game. Carrollton City Council members voted unanimously at the Tuesday night meeting to split the youth league and park board into two separate boards. Carrollton School District and Boyd Memorial Hospital are both $2,500 richer thanks to the Monsanto Company and the Carrollton farmer who submitted them for consideration. MARCH Lee K. Ponshe, 29, of Elwood was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of first degree murder in the April 2009 death of 18-month-old Halli Rose Burton, daughter of Josh Burton and Jessie Dunlap Evans. It took the jury only two hours after a seven-day trial to find Ponshe guilty in the brutal beating death of the child. The conviction requires a mandatory life sentence because of the age of the victim. Two Dogs Saloon in Roodhouse received a very special honor from the city of Roodhouse this past Saturday. They were presented a certificate for the “Most Amazing Transformation” following the addition of a full kitchen and remodeling of the bar area. Driving through various part of White Hall, one might have noticed, not just one but many bright pink flamingos gracing the yards. While they are pretty to look at, they are really earning the White Hall Cub Scout Pack #155 money to be able to go to Cub Scout Camp this summer. Faced with a $1.5 million deficit, the North Greene School Board chose to close White Hall

Elementary, which will ultimately save the district over $600,000. In the process, kindergarten through third grade, which are currently at White Hall, will be moved to Roodhouse. The seventh and eighth grade at Roodhouse will be moved to the old wing of the high school. APRIL On March 26, brothers Bob and Bill Howland, of White Hall and Carrollton, respectively, participated in the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight to Washington D.C. where they toured the various war memorials and monuments. Both brothers are veterans of the Korean War era; Bob in the Air Force and Bill in the Army. When the Dairy Bar in Carrollton opened back up for business on April 1, customers were treated to some really big changes. Owners Sheila McGuire and Shannon Maag used the winter months to add an inside eating area and a sub sandwich station. At the end of January, Paradise Club in White Hall became the first liquor establishment in Greene County to have legal video gaming machines in operation. Its machines went into use on Jan. 23 and they have been a big hit with customers, both old and new. Jo Ann Sinclair, 67, Brittney Luark, 23, James Roy Ralston, 29, Nolan J. Ralston, 5, and 1-year-old Brantley Ralston were all killed early Wednesday morning, April 24, when Rick Odell Smith forced his way into their apartment in Manchester and shot them with a shotgun at close range. Six-year-old Brittney Ralston survived the attack but was injured. Smith took her to the neighbor before taking off in a white Chevy Lumina. He was later spotted by authorities and died following a gun battle with police. MAY St. Louis Cardinals mascot Fredbird and the “Doin’ It Right” program brought a very important message to the students of St. John’s parochial school on April 25. Around 150 preschool and grade school students dressed in Cardinals attire were on hand for the presentation. Fernwood Mausoleum in Roodhouse is one of two historic mausoleums included on Landmarks Illinois 2013 Ten Most Endangered Historic Places list to draw attention to threatened community mausoleums. The announcement was made at a press conference in Springfield on April 30 with members of the Illinois Valley Cultural Heritage Association on hand. There will be quite a few new books in the Greenfield Elementary School library next year thanks to the district being awarded a $5,000 grant from the Illinois State Library “Back to Books” grant program for the purchase of fiction and nonfiction books. North Greene School Board members unanimously agreed at the Wednesday, May 15 school board meeting to approve the early retirement of Roodhouse Middle School Principal Cindy Carlson-Rice. Members of White Hall First Baptist Church really appreciate their pastor and they conveyed this message on May 5 with a reception in the fellowship hall where Pastor Chad Hoesman was honored and presented a plaque for his service. JUNE Boyd Healthcare Clinic in White Hall opened for business in its new location Monday following a grand opening held Saturday. Previously located in the old ambulance shed on the north end of town, the clinic recently leased space in the back portion of Pharmacy Plus, located in the newly remodeled location of the old City Drugs and Pamida Pharmacy. Carrollton School Board honored retiring Superintendent Dr. Beth Pressler at the June 17 school board meeting with a reception held prior to the board meeting. It had the potential to be one very bad accident, but thankfully disaster was averted when a train struck a semi-truck carrying anhydrous ammonia between White Hall and Roodhouse last Thursday afternoon. According to Greene County Sheriff Rob McMillen, A semi-tractor trailer unit was crossing over the Kansas City Southern tracks on a private railroad crossing located near the Tri-County FS plant, located just south of Roodhouse.


Greene County Health Department Monday, Lead Screening, Appt. Only 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Flu Shots 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.; Pregnancy Testing 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.; Blood Pressured Screening 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7: WIC and Prenatal Clinic, Appt. Only 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8: Office Closed for Holiday. Thursday, Jan. 9: White Hall - WIC and Prenatal Clinic, Appt.

Only 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10: Carrollton - Flu Shots1:00 to 3:30 p.m.; Pregnancy Testing 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.; Blood Pressure Screening 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. 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 800-942-6961.

White Hall Meals on Wheels

Monday, Jan. 6: East and West: Jo Ann Seymoure and Bonnie Amos. Tuesday, Jan. 7: East and West: Janet Dawdy and Sandy McCollom. Wednesday, Jan. 8: Helen

Dawdy. Thursday, Jan. 9: East and West: Noel and Shirley Smith. Friday, Jan. 10: East and West: Joe and Jenny Dawdy.

Illinois Valley Senior Citizens menu Reservations must be made by 1:00 p.m. on the day prior to the day you wish to eat. If you have made reservations and cannot attend, please notify center (217) 942-6414. Monday, Jan. 6: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, mixed fruit, vanilla pudding. Tuesday, Jan. 7: Sloppy Joe on bun, baked fries, 3-bean salad, apricots, tapioca pudding. Wednesday, Jan. 8: WHNH Bingo, turkey burger on bun, sour cream/chive wedgies, wax beans,


(Continued from A1) count on it or get it free or something along those lines.” Plans are to launch the balloon at 8:15 a.m. from the high school front lawn. Using free software obtained from the Internet, the students have mapped the planned trajectory of the balloon, factoring in the point in space at which time the balloon will pop and start its descent to earth. The balloon is expected to travel east for 100 to 150 miles and land somewhere around Pana. After the launch the students will hit the road to recover their payload coming to ground zero around noon. Miller said local law enforcement officers will be notified prior to the launch. “Someone in that area who don’t know what we are doing they are going to see something like this and they are going to call the police,” Miller said. “If that happens, we are hoping to use that information to get a better idea of where it is going to be at. But with the iPhone as the tracker we are expecting a very, very small search radius.” Five hours after the launch, the team expects the payload to be in hand and going over the images captured on the SD card and then head back to Carrollton. “Our goal is to capture pictures not many people have ever had the opportunity to see,” Lovel said. “We expect to see the curvature of the earth in great detail.” Board member Chad Craig wondered what kind of radius they were looking at. “That all depends,” Miller said. “If we launch during a thunderstorm, it could travel 400 miles, which is why we are going to release it on a calm day. Generally, on a nice day it will go 100 to 150 miles. I’m sure with the tracker in the iPhone it isn’t going to be hard to find, unless it lands up in a tree or something, but most likely we expect it to land in a field. We are probably looking at a 10-mile search radius from the projections, but with the iPhone tracker you are looking at about 50 feet - it is that good.” The best part about the project

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is that most of the items in the initial $500 cost can be reused time and time again. “Hopefully, if everything goes well, we might be able to do this over and over again,” Miller said. “Right now is the highest cost because of the equipment, but after that the cost of a launch like this goes down to around $250, so it won’t be too difficult to have a fundraiser to raise funds to do it.” The board had no problems buying into the project and giving its blessing to go ahead with it. “I am seeing all kinds of disciplines tying into this,” Craig said. “This is absolutely amazing. You are presenting a lot of opportunities not only for yourself but for others in putting together a proposal, doing cost figuring, etc. Those are things senior projects in college finally get to do and you are getting to do them in high school.”




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Students honored by DAR Students from area high schools were honored at a meeting of the Apple Creek Prairie Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 8. This annual event was held at the Lee-BakerHodges Building on the northwest corner of the Carrollton Square. The students selected from their senior class, received the DAR Good Citizens Award for their school. Mary Frances Tunison, DAR Good Citizens chairman for the chapter, presented the awards to Erika Renee Conrady of Northwestern High School and Samuel Lee Krotz of Greenfield High School. Erika is the daughter of Doug and Carol Conrady of Palmyra. Samuel is the son of Kenny and Karen Krotz of Carrollton. Two other students were unable to attend. They were Logyn Norris of North Greene High School, the daughter of Jim and Paulette Norris of Roodhouse and Connor Goetten of Carrollton High School, the son of Matt and Erin Goetten of Carrollton. Refreshments were served by hostesses Mrs. Raymond Bland and Mrs. Ronald Byland. A brief business session was

held. Mrs. Joseph Cunningham, chaplain opened with a reading from Luke 1 and prayer. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Neither the minutes of the previous meeting nor a treasurer report were available. One resignation was announced. Regent Leslie Reynolds notified the group that documentation had been sent for the service of James Pinkerton in the American Revolution; he is buried in Greene County. Regent Reynolds read some interesting facts about President John F. Kennedy. The Constitutional Minute dealt with the Second Amendment - the right to keep and bear arms. Members were reminded to keep collecting cookies for the Lambert Airport USO. Labels for Education and Bob Tops for Education are also being collected. A get-well card was signed by members to be sent to Hazel Roberts. Plans for the Illinois State DAR Conference in April in Bloomington. Several members expressed interest in attending one day of the conference. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mary Frances Tunison on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.

Today I had the pleasure of meeting and visiting with Jeremy Donahue. He is an employee of Randy Shade at the Lumberyard. Donahue is 27, single and lives in the house constructed by Babe Spencer on College Street. Let us make him welcome. One day this week Norma Maggart and her daughter, Mary Dalton drove to Jacksonville to visit Norma’s sister and Mary’s aunt Jackie Williams at Barton Stone Nursing Home. Guests of Debbie and Beth Fields have been Jim and Beth Fields and children, Dani and Logan. My grandson, Jeremy Crumly of Joliet telephoned me. We had a good visit. He and wife Brooke and children, Ayden, Addisson and Averice were going to a birthday party and to cut their Christmas tree. He and family personally thanked me for the Christmas checks. Clifton D, Shirley and I had fun celebrating Clifton D’s birthday. The food came from Meehan’s. Our celebration included hanging of the green. My Barbie dolls, Ted and the pink suitcase are to be under Clifton D’s and Shirley’s tree as well as the zinc bucket of tools. Clifton D. pointed out to us the new evergreen trees at Oakwood. The moon was beautiful - it shone through my southwest window. As a growing up child my sister would not leave the electric iron or sewing machine alone. She had a sewing machine needle accident when she was 5. I nearly unscrewed the head of that Singer sewing machine to get her fingers lose. She left sewing alone until in high school. One of her jobs at Blackburn University was ironing jeans. Mel didn’t sew for people if they knew how to sew. She made Clifton’s Baptism suit. It was white file sailor suit with silver braid and red tie. When he was a senior at GHS she tailored four printed silk long sleeve shirts. I provided the fabric from Hamilton’s. When the Robinsons moved to Fountain, Colo. They were near Fort Carson (Army Base). Her neighbors were young married soldiers. Sybil, next-door neighbor was struggling with sewing on service patches. Mel did this for a neighborly gesture. Good work needs no advertisement.

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Commissioned soldiers, their children had my sister altering and cuffing. She assisted part-time at the Singer Shop. Mrs. Hubert Hull from the Broadmoor did business there and needed a part-time caretaker for a loved one. Mel bought some tulip bulbs, took garden tools and drove to their spacious home. “Call me Hubert, said her patient.” My name is Mel and we’re going for a car ride,” she said. They went around the block. He cheered when she planted the tulips and lived to see them bloom many seasons. The holiday seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas are a time of reflection and sharing. We thank God for his bounteous goodness in our lives. We receive Jesus in the manger and God’s gift of love to the world. We gather with family and friends to celebrate God’s gift and goodness. And we share God’s gift and blessing with the unfortunate. I would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” to everyone for your hard work this past year and to say what a blessing God has given to Myra and me to be your pastor for six holiday seasons. But when the holidays are over, the blessings, the sharing and the celebrating do not stop. As I have shared before, everyday can be Christmas as we celebrate Jesus and everyday can be Thanksgiving as we give God thanks for what he has done, is doing and will do for us. I look forward to the opportunity of working and sharing with both RUMC and GUMC as we continue our journey through the Rural Church Revitalization Program. There are exciting time ahead for us. There are meaningful experiences to be shared. There are people whose lives will be changed. God will use us and bless us as we make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. and what a blessing that is. In 2014 let’s commit to making everyday a day of thanksgiving as we receive and share God’s gift of love. Jesus. And as always, remember that Jesus is the reason for this and every season. Merry Christmas! December birthdays: Ashley Pence, Jay Plogger, Jonathan Walden, Jim Scott, Betty Johnson, Dana Goode, Joshua Scott, Damon Plogger, Wayne Johnson, Janan Klaffer, Karen Rutherford, Joshua

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Settles. Happy Anniversary: Michael and Joy Burrows, Clyde and Debbie Walden, Brad and Jill Martin, David and Dana Goode, Wayne and Frances Struble, Dale and Vivian Rimbey, John and Mary Chapman, Roger and Brenda Gross. Jim Scott was an usher at Clifton and Shirley’s wedding. Michael Kirby’s grandparents, Harry and Hazel Kirby were good friends of Dale and me. Dale and Vivian Rimbey always have out the welcome mat. John Chapman’s mother wrote interesting articles for the Argus. His wife, Mary Cunningham Chapman was a farm neighbor of ours. We are sorry for Carl Maguire and family due to the loss of their beloved Mary. The Maguires and MacManus families were Rockbridge neighbors of ours when we lived where Wayne and Betty Johnson reside. When we used to spend a day in the country at Uncle Homer and Aunt Nancy Jennings the neighbors and young people were invited. It was there that I became acquainted with Mary Fern Whitaker. She grew up and married Paul Hembrough. Their daughter Brenda married Roger Gross.

Birth Clayton James Gerson Adam and Suzi (Hazelwonder) Gerson of Hardin a son, Clayton James Gerson, 6 pounds 15 ounces. 2:48 p.m. Grandparents: Joy Gerson, Joe and Kim Gerson, and Jim and Laura Hazelwonder, all of Hardin. Great-grandparents: Sam and Virginia Bailey of Hardin, Jim Hazelwonder of Fieldon and Ed and Bernadine Hillen of Meppen.

Hunter turns 1

Hunter Dean Martin will celebrate his first birthday on Dec. 31. He is the son of Jeanette Cochran and Brandon Martin of Carrollton. His grandparents are Gary Cochran of Greenfield, Lee and Sherrill Martin and Ned and Norma Pinkerton, all of Carrollton. His great-grandparents are Gladys Cochran of Greenfield, Bill and Francis Coonrod of Carrollton, Doris Thompson of Fieldon and Darrell and Rosemary Martin of Litchfield.


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NEWS/SCHOOL GREENE PRAIRIE PRESS Scheffel & Company merges with J.W. Boyle ISP provide update on concealed carry The Illinois accounting firms of program before January 5 deadline Scheffel & Company, PC and J.W. Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Boyle & Co., LTD are pleased to announce its Jan. 1 merger with the formation of Scheffel Boyle. Both premier accounting firms have long established metro St. Louis presences with commitment to client services, as well as heavily niched service areas. The full service accounting, audit, tax, business and financial consulting firm will now have approximately 90 professionals. The merger will solidify Scheffel Boyle as the largest locally owned accounting firm in Southwestern Illinois and one of the largest accounting firms in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Scheffel Boyle will continue to have locations in Alton, Edwardsville, Belleville, Highland, Columbia, Jerseyville and Carrollton, Illinois. “Scheffel & Company collaborated with J.W. Boyle in the past and found their exemplary work and dedication to clients to be similar to our standards. As with our firm, Boyle provides tax, audit and consulting services to closely held businesses and individuals, particularly with construction, financial institutions, and governments.” said Dennis Ulrich, Managing Principal of Scheffel & Company. “Combining our reach, resources, and knowledge can only elevate the work we do for our clients.” Mark Glueck, Principal of J.W. Boyle added, “Our firm has always prided itself as professionals who not only satisfy our client’s accounting

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and tax needs, but understands their business. We are able to provide valuable financial and operational ideas. By merging our practice with a firm with the strength and excellent reputation of Scheffel & Company, we will enhance our service with more depth of staff and greater resources while continuing to give our clients individual attention and fresh business insight.” Established in 1955 and 1924 respectively, Scheffel & Company, PC and J.W. Boyle & CO., LTD

will offer their clients 149 combined years of professional service acumen. Scheffel Boyle will maintain its status as the only St. Louis area certified public accounting firm who is a member of the BDO Seidman Alliance, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, tax, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals. For additional information about Scheffel Boyle visit us at

Senate bill introduced to raise price of federal duck stamp to $25 A bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate Dec. 19 to increase the price of the federal duck stamp to $25. The current price of $15 was set more than 20 years ago, in 1991. “We appreciate the introduction of a federal duck stamp increase bill by Senators Begich, Baucus, Coons and Tester to meet very real on-theground wetland habitat conservation needs. We are committed to seeing this legislation signed into law and look forward to working with senators on both sides of the aisle to enact this,” said Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall. Since its enactment in 1934, the federal duck stamp program has protected more than 6 million acres

of wetlands ‚ an area the size of Vermont ‚ through expenditures of more than $750 million. This has contributed to the conservation of more than 2.5 million acres in the Prairie Pothole Region, including the protection of 7,000 waterfowl production areas totaling 675,000 acres. Land values have drastically increased since the last price increase in the 1990s. In Minnesota, for example, land has increased from an average price of $400 to $1,400 an acre since 1998, an increase of 250 percent. While the duck stamp price remains stagnant, the cost to conserve land and habitats that host waterfowl and other species has

increased dramatically. At its current price, the buying power of the federal duck stamp has never been lower over its 79-year history. The Congressional Budget Office found that because the federal duck stamp is a user fee, such a price increase would have no net impact on federal spending. “Once again, sportsmen and women have demonstrated their willingness to pay for conservation by supporting a long-overdue increase from $15 to $25. With 98 cents of every $1 from duck stamp receipts going to conserve wetlands habitat, it is vital that the cost of the stamp keep up with inflation and land acquisition costs,” Hall said.

In advance of the Jan. 5 statutory deadline, Illinois State Police (ISP) officials have provided an update on the Concealed Carry License (CCL) program and previewed the CCL application process for the public. ISP officials were also joined by Vermilion County Sheriff Patrick Hartshorn, President of the Illinois Sheriff’s Association, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police President John Kennedy, House Deputy Majority Leader Frank Mautino, and ISP staff members. Central Management Services also provided a step-by-step power point presentation on how to navigate the portal and obtain a Digital ID. Since early July, the ISP has been providing the public with regular updates on the CCL process including FAQs, firearms instructor training requirements, firearms instructor databases, approved curricula, signage requirements, training, and the ability to apply for a Digital ID and submit electronic fingerprints. A new CCL unit has been created and is currently operating out of the ISP central headquarters building in Springfield.

“Today’s preview of the CCL application should provide the public with a glimpse into the application process a week before the application is posted on line,” said ISP Colonel Marc Maton, who has been overseeing the project. “We have built a system from the ground up and our dedicated team has met every deadline and milestone under the statutory requirements,” Maton stressed. Officials also used the opportunity to remind the public about the new Gun Safety and Responsibility Act (HB1189). Governor Pat Quinn signed the law to improve gun safety and to strengthen the Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) program. The Gun Safety and Responsibility Act is a law which requires citizens engaged in the sale of a firearm to contact the Illinois State Police for verification the purchaser’s FOID card number. The law also requires the reporting of lost or stolen firearms to law enforcement. Effective Jan. 1, all private firearm transactions in Illinois must be approved by the Illinois State

Police. Any non-federally licensed firearm dealer who desires to transfer or sell a firearm will be required to contact the Illinois State Police and provide the purchaser’s Firearm Owners Identification Card number. The Illinois State Police will determine the validity of the FOID Card and Issue an approval number which will be valid for 30 days from the date of issue. The seller is permitted to transfer the firearm to the purchaser after obtaining the approval number and waiting 24 hours for a rifle/shotgun or 72 hours for a pistol. A private firearm transaction approval number can be requested 24/7 from the Illinois State Police preferably through the ISP website at foidp2p.cfm, or by calling (217) 524-3847 during normal business hours. The Department’s Concealed Carry website address can be accessed at http://www.isp.state. The ISP will continue to regularly update its Concealed Carry FAQ’s on the website with information regarding the Illinois Concealed Carry program.

Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge holds winter open house Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge near Brussels will hold a winter open house at the refuge visitor center from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. Open house activities include: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nature crafts and wildlife photography exhibit at the visitor center. 12 p.m. Presentation with live birds by Tree House Wildlife Center at the visitor center.

10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Van tour of the refuge, limited to 12 people. Call (618) 883-2524 in advance to sign up. Meet at visitor center at least 10 minutes prior to tour. The wildlife photography exhibit will highlight local professional and amateur photographers and will be on display Jan. 6-11. All local photographers are invited to submit up to two origi-

nal 8x10 photographs of wildlife and natural landscapes taken in Calhoun, Jersey or Greene counties. Photos must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 3 to TwoRivers@fws. gov or mail to HC 82 Box 107, Brussels, IL 62013. This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the refuge open house, call (618) 8832524 or email

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Monday, Jan. 6: Chicken nuggets, green beans, baked apples, chocolate chip cookie. Tuesday, Jan. 7: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, peaches. Wednesday, Jan. 8: Sloppy Joes on bun, tater tots, mandarin oranges. Thursday, Jan. 9: Chicken fajitas, lettuce, cheese, pineapple. Friday, Jan. 10: Cheese, pizza, glazed carrots, pears, chocolate pudding. All meals served with bread, butter, milk. Potato, sandwich and salad bar served daily.

North Greene High School menu Lunch Monday, Jan. 6: Deli turkey on bun, pork and beans, fruit cup, milk. Tuesday, Jan. 7: Cheese filled bread sticks, dipping sauce, broccoli, pretzels, pears, milk. Wednesday, Jan. 8: Hamburger on bun, tri-tators, cookie, fruit cup, milk. Thursday, Jan. 9: Taco meat in shell, lettuce/cheese/salsa, corn, banana, milk. Friday, Jan. 10: Hot ham and cheese, carrots/dip, Doritos, pinapple, milk.

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Thursday, Dec. 26, Friday, Dec. 27, Saturday, Dec. 28, Monday, Dec. 30 and Tuesday, Dec. 31 Ever y new and used vehicle in Westown Ford • Lincoln giant inventory will be drastically reduced in price. Because of anticipated new vehicle shipments and the need of space for expected trade-ins, room must be made now! We know only one way to sell as many vehicles as we need to: LOWER PRICES. That’s what we plan to do!

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In Memory Of Those We Lost Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Eileen Mears Morrow Dec. 16, 1925 - Jan. 2, 2013

Darrel “Gene” Rutledge Dec. 7, 1923 - Feb. 24, 2013

Ronald Glenn Harper May 1, 1934 - Jan. 4, 2013

Rylee Ann Renae Vinyard Feb. 26, 2013 - Feb. 26, 2013

Paul Lloyd Knisley Sept. 19, 1947 - Jan.7, 2013

Gladys Marie McCollum Dec. 14, 1920 - Feb. 28, 2013

Larry Lee Kesinger March 9, 1941 - Jan. 9, 2013

Norbert Richard “Reco” Riechmann July 3, 1937 - March 1, 2013

Francis Talley August 8, 1939 - Jan. 10, 2013

Claudine Janice Ferguson April 1, 1923 - March 3, 2013

V. Earl “Skid” Walden Oct. 9, 1939 - Jan.10, 2013

Margaret Eileen Carter Nov. 29, 1928 - March 4, 2013

Margaret Ann (Varner) Langer Jan. 14, 1926 - Jan. 10, 2013

Gary N. Fisher Sept. 21, 1945 - March 7, 2013

Rickie L. Swarringim Sept. 6, 1980 - Jan. 12, 2013

Hazel Mae Bruce Aug. 28, 1920 - Mar. 8, 2013

Mildred Irene Garner July 17, 1915 - Jan 13, 2013

Wretha Butler Harness Cunningham Sept. 28, 1920 - March 10, 2013

Mary Edith Shaw Mallicott March 27, 1923 - Jan. 13, 2013

Dora Mae Ferguson-HarrisLemons July 5, 1923 - April 26, 2013 Ann E. Dawdy Sept. 9, 1939 - April 29, 2013 L.K. (Lorenzo Keith) Hubbard April 24, 1916 - April 30, 2013 Brandy Jo (Knotts) Gilbert June 8, 1980 - May 3, 2013 Bernadine A. (Roth) Brecht Sept. 29, 1924, - May 3, 2013 Warren Ray “Scotty” Scott Oct. 3, 1925 - May 6, 2013 Marlene Joy Eicher Jan. 19, 1999 - May 7, 2013 Marilyn Louise (Brown) Bennett May 16, 1943 - May 8, 2013 Lora Lee Woods March 27, 1929 - May 9, 2013

Carrollton, Illinois

John E. Carroll June 12, 1919 - June 27, 2013

Morris William Warren Aug. 10, 1928 - Aug. 25, 2013

Betty Louise Ford Nov. 2, 1933 - Oct. 12, 2013

Jerome M. Eilerman June 11, 1937 - June 27, 2013

Dannie W. Eifert Aug. 26, 1947 - Aug. 28, 2013

Helen Louise Jackson March 20, 1919 - Oct.16, 2013

Austin McBride Oct. 10, 1996 - June 29, 2013

Janie Y. Farber March 4, 1951 - Aug. 29, 2013

Barbara Lillian (Rathbun) Dodson Oct. 17, 2013

Mark Edward Keeley Nov. 4, 1972 - July 3, 2013

Dick Ray Suttles Oct. 19, 1936 - Aug. 30, 2013

Everett Wilson Bowers April 3, 1920 - Oct. 18, 2013

Donald G. Savage April 26, 1929 - July 3, 2013,

Margaret Louise Vestel Oct. 27, 1945 - Sept. 1, 2013

Dr. Stuart R. Lesemann Oct. 15, 1956 - Oct. 21, 2013

Hazel Marie Varble Feb. 27, 1936 - July 4, 2013

Marie Marjorie Buck Aug. 1, 1967 - Sept. 2, 2013

Roger Dean Brame Jan. 2, 1953 - Oct. 24, 2013

Robert Vincent Cronin Dec. 7, 1920 - July 4, 2013

Kristy Deen Watts-Beal July 26, 1967 - Sept. 2, 2013

Lloyd Elvin Evans Oct. 14, 1943 - Oct. 25, 2013

Martha Helen Wright July 3, 1939 - July 5, 2013

Everett E. Thuer Jan. 1, 1937 - Sept. 7, 2013

Marietta Mae Brimm Feb. 18, 1923 - Oct. 27, 2013

George Donald Johnston Feb. 7, 1948 - June 5, 2013

Carole Jane Smock Feb. 23, 1942 - Sept. 9, 2013

Carolyn Turner Long Jan. 9, 1938 - Oct. 30, 2013

Shelby J. Engel Dec. 11, 1936 - July 11, 2013

Betty Maxine McGee April 23, 1938 - Sept. 9, 2013

Edward “Sonny” Collins, Sr. Aug. 31, 1932 - Oct. 31, 2013

Kelly B. Bockholdt July 19, 1959 - July 13, 2013

Randy Eugene Gibson Feb. 13, 1961 - Sept. 11, 2013

Lori Michele Pembrook March 10, 1967 - Nov. 1, 2013

Lois I. Pembrook Dec. 9, 1941 - July 14, 2013

Everett M. Turner, Jr. August 12, 1943 - Sept. 11, 2013

Barbara J. Glover Dec. 17, 1937 - Nov. 1, 2013

Keegan Michael Inman July 15, 2013 - July 15, 2013

Janice Arleen Cates March 2, 1938 - Sept. 12, 2013

Ronnie LeRoy Fry Sept. 27, 1952 - Nov. 2, 2013

Charles Steven Camerer, Sr. Feb. 19, 1949 - July 16, 2013

Doris Bequeaith Oct. 3, 1930 - Sept. 14, 2013

Bryan Scott Piper Aug. 10, 1976 - Nov. 3, 2013

Harold Castleberry Aug. 15, 1933 - Sept. 14, 2013

Anita Goewey May 24, 1942 - Nov. 4, 2013

Carolyn Johns Sept. 14, 2013

Jerry E. Inma Aug. 27, 1937 - Nov.11, 2013

Marilyn M. McCadden Aug. 13, 1922 - Sept. 16, 2013

Barbara G. Pope Feb. 18, 1920 - Nov. 14, 2013

Kirk Richard Jackson Feb. 22, 1967 - Sept. 16, 2013

Aiden Thomas Dawdy Nov. 14, 2013 - Nov. 14, 2013

Alice F. Chapman Aug. 3, 1911 - Sept. 17, 2013

Roy E. “Sam” Rhoade Aug. 5, 1944 - Nov. 19, 2013

James Peter Lavon “Deak” Guis April 10, 1923 - Sept. 20, 2013

Sammie “Sam” Hammond Nov. 18, 1929 - Nov. 20, 2013

Richard E. Daniels Nov. 8, 1930 - Sept. 21, 2013

Miriam J. Sanson March 21, 1923 - Nov. 21, 2013

Edmond B. “Cork” Laird June 13, 1932 - Sept. 21, 2013

Eleanor L. McCann Nov. 17, 1941 - Nov. 24, 2013

T.A. “Dorothy” Briggs Dec. 15, 1926 - Sept. 22, 2013

Harold Marion Walker Oct. 30, 1930 - Nov. 24, 2013

Helen “Scotty” Bowman Aug. 10, 1927 - Sept. 22, 2013

Mary L. Maguire Sept. 20, 1936 - Nov. 27, 2013

Lois Kay Giberson Nov. 17, 1941 - Sept. 23, 2013

Henry A. (Albert) Longmeyer Jr. Nov. 10, 1934 - Nov. 27, 2013

Ronnie David Kohlenberg July 12, 1944 - Sept. 24, 2013

Larry Gibson March 4, 1939 - Nov. 27, 2013

Gary D. Randall Aug. 7, 1942 - Sept. 28, 2013

Frances E. Langley (Harr) Nov. 28, 2013

John K. Hamel Dec. 18, 1964 - Sept. 30, 2013

Brenna Gaye Ross Henson Cornett Dec. 29, 1951 - Nov. 29, 2013

Mildred Gillingham Feb. 7, 1916 - March 11, 2013

Kathi L. Haas Dec. 8, 1962 - May 10, 2013

Floyd Raymond “Frosty” Frost March 2, 1918 - March 11, 2013

Robert H. Puckett July 16, 1941 - May 16, 2013

Calvin L Kelly Aug. 1, 1915 - March 11, 2013

Francis A. “Frank” Schnelten Nov. 2, 1923 - May 16, 2013

Howard Ray Nolan Nov. 15, 1928 - March 12, 2013

Ruth “Genny” Cunningham Aug. 1, 1922 - May 18, 2013

Dorothy Syme Aug. 7, 1923 - March 14, 2013

Russell L. Roe Aug. 6, 1941 - May 20, 2013

Louis L. Williams Sept. 30, 1935 - March14, 2013

Alexis S. Kincade June 6, 1946 - May 21, 2013

Florence Elizabeth (Knetzer) Koster April 19, 1912 - July 19, 2013

Ethel I. Page Feb. 9, 1919 - March 16, 2013

Virginia May Darringer Dec. 23, 1928 - May 28, 2013

Curtis S. Chapman April 18, 1931 - July 20, 2013

Anna Marie Robards Dec. 21, 1933 - Jan. 19, 2013

Ida M. Spencer Sept. 14, 1939 - March 18, 2013

Barbara C. Tepen May 15, 1945 - May 28, 2013

George E. Ridder July 14, 1953 - July 20, 2013

Gerald R. Heuman April 18, 1942 Jan. 19, 2013

Kerry R. Smith Feb. 20, 1962 - March 21, 2013

Stanley G. Miller Dec. 28, 1923 - May 29, 2013

Betty Jean (Chapman) Hester Jan.5, 1933 - June 23, 2013

Virginia Josephine (Kadell) Stelbrink Ewen Jan. 26, 1916 - Jan. 21, 2013

Mary Elma Turner June 4, 1925 - March 23, 2013

Shirley Jeanne Sheppard Sept. 3, 1927 - May 29, 2013

Dustin “Do” Wayne Smith Sept. 15, 1984 - July 25, 2013

Everett ‘Gene’ Calvert Sr., March 30, 1935 - March 24, 2013

Lloyd Lynn Cox Sept. 8, 1926 - May 30, 2013

Archie Lee Heberling March 8, 1942 - July 26, 2013

Joan Powell Jarvis Dec. 20, 1930 - March 28, 2013

Raymond Kirbach Sept. 19, 1927 - May 30, 2013

David Duane Bell Nov. 14, 1954 - July 26, 2013

William Lester Hoots Sept. 4, 1921 - March 28. 2013

Philip J. “P J” McGuire Sept. 5, 1925 - June 1, 2013

Caitlyn Rae “Caity Bug” Bishop May 25, 2011 - July 27, 2013

James Gibson Esarey March 13, 1933 - March 30, 2013

Charles “Chuck” Young Nov. 7, 1936 - June 2, 2013

Gilbert Farrell Ford Feb. 28, 1931 - July 27, 2013

Wilma Dean (Drummond) Kelley Sep. 30, 1929 - Mar. 30, 2013

Dale Henry Killebrew June 5, 2013

Jason E. Mathews Dec. 15, 1972 - July 30, 2013

Mary Ann (Tepen) Ritter Aug. 23, 1947 - April 2, 2013

Norma Twitchell Spain Sept. 14, 1933 - June 7, 2013

Sgt. William Travis Hoots Dec. 14, 1979 - July 31, 2013

Alberta ‘Bertie’ Landreth May 7, 1925 - April 3, 2013

Gene Ike Cochran Aug. 26, 1931 - June 7, 2013

June Dolores Fair March 9, 1924 - Aug. 3, 2013

Bettie Jackson Rawe Oct. 27, 1940 - April 3, 2013

Neva J. Skinner Jan. 26, 1918 - June 9, 2013

Vergie Emily Bridges Sept. 2, 1933 - Aug. 4, 2013

Peggy Hazelwonder Nov. 8, 1940 - April 4, 2013

Steve Baird June 8, 1963 - June 10, 2013

Lyndell Owdom Nov. 22, 1923 - Aug. 5, 2013

Madelyn M. Radunz Feb. 11, 1941 - April 5, 2013

David Harrison Wood July 23, 1943 - June 12, 2013

Paul F. Hardwick Dec. 15, 1940 - April 9, 2013

Charles Leo Werner IV Sept. 7, 1954 - June 13, 2013

Nathaniel Nathaniel V. “Fuzzy” Hawk Jan. 18, 1954 - Aug. 5, 2013

Jaxon Cole Ballard Feb. 26, 2011 - April 10, 2013

Mary Ann Rhodes Feb. 1, 1942 - June 14, 2013

Lula Loraine Butler Sept. 2, 1923 - April 10, 2013

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Calvary Baptist Church

Dec. 29. Bro. Brad welcomed everyone and made the announcements: We are still collecting gloves, hats and socks for the grade school. They will be delivered after school starts up in January, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. business meeting. Bible study will resume Jan. 7, 14, 28 at 6 p.m. Birthday Bro. Brad. Sunday School report by Sis Mary. Bro. Brad accompanied by Sis. Donna led congregation in singing of hymns. Penny March as children went downstairs for church with Molly and Lori as leaders. Message by Bro. Baxter titled “God Keeps His Promises” Luke 2: 21-32 the very early life of Jesus, when the days of Mary’s purification, according to the law, were accomplished. Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord and to offer a sacrifice. There was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. It was revealed to him by the Holy Ghost that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. He was a devout man and came by the Spirit into the temple. When they brought Jesus in Simeon took the child up in his arms and blessed God and said, Lord now latest thou servant depart in peace, for mine eyes have seen the salvation, a light to lighten the Gentiles and the glory of thy people Israel. Joseph and Mary marveled at those things, which

were spoken. Simeon blessed them and said, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel. A sword shall pierce through they own soul. Sunday evening: Prayer and singing. Message continues in Luke 2: 36-30. There was woman by the name of Anna who was a prophetess who was of a great age, who had been a widow for 84 years who departed not from the temple, but served God with prayers and fasting. She coming in that instant gave thanks unto the Lord and spoke of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem, when all things were accomplished, they returned home and the child grew and waxed strong in Spirit, filled with wisdom and the grace of God was upon him. We voted to dismiss Wednesday evening church service. Please pray for the David Ford family and all others who have lost loved ones, the lost, the sick, those in nursing homes and hospitals, traveling mercies, our troops and their families, our country and our leaders, and one another. Times of services: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday morning worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.; Tuesday evening Bible Study, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday evening Prayer and Bible study, 6 p.m.

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The Catholic Daughters of the Americas of Court St. Joan #522 held their Christmas party Dec. 3, beginning with prayer led by Father Henry Schmidt. Finger foods were on the buffet style meal. Entertainment was by “4 His Glory” from the Greenfield Baptist Church. Kevin Crone, Jaymie Reif, Cherie and Joe Vinyard brought the group into the holiness of Christmas with their joyful songs. Debbie Powell accompanied on the keyboard and Chris Ornelles handled the sound. Prayers were said for all the sick.

Peg Schnelt spoke about Operation Christmas. Betty Mullink spoke of the wrapping time. Gifts were exchanged at the door. New Secret Pals were drawn. Secret Pals were revealed during the gift exchange. The December birthdays were recognized with song including Regent Theresa Strahan and Mary Gillingham and guest Charlie Steinacher. The Jan. 7, 2014, 7 p.m. meeting will feature bunco during the social.

Walkerville Baptist Church news Bro. Ron Heard, Pastor If you want winter, come to Illinois. And Walkerville is one of the coldest. Sunday it was the windiest. The temperature fell all day and was cloudy and winds up to 30 miles per hour. That made the temperature even worse. But a brighter day is ahead. Days are getting longer and Spring is on its way. A ways to go yet, but it will be here. We had a good group at church. The message was from Luke 2: 7. How busy are you? Too busy for Christ? One hour a week is more than some can give the one who gave his life for them. So sad. What will your answer be when the books are opened and you are asked the question? Whom are you? And the answer is I never knew you? How sad. Don’t be that soul. Our prayer list is Brad Moulton and Curtis Costello (wreck victims), Betty Newman, Melanie Mast, Ray and Patty Baldes, the Garner family, the Brame family, those on the road for the holidays. The flu bug has hit close by, some of our church family has it. Pray that it will pass soon. This weather will make anyone sick. Zero degrees one night and two days later it’s 60 degrees. Wait three days and ill weather will change. The questions were remembered well. The question for this week is “what color was Christ’s robe? What

was different from another? Who got the robe and how did they get it? That is not hard to find, but I will tell you that it is in the Book of John, 19th chapter. I am proud of what you all are remembering. I shall give you an A. We missed the children that were not there. There is a gift for you when you get here, so be sure you come and get it. Have a happy healthy new year and don’t forget to include Christ in your New Year. It will make such a difference in your life if you have him with you. Remember you can run, but you can’t hide. God’s unfailing love will seek you out and find you. Remember God can read your mind and the devil only hears what is said, so be careful the devil has big ears. God wants to be more than a 911 number. Call on him at all times, not just in a crises. Look for the face of God in the winter of discontent, as well as in the summer of joy. He is the God for all seasons. To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. Ecc. 3: 1 Worry shatters the peace of life. Faith puts things back together. Come to Walkerville church and let us put the peace of Jesus in you. If you look, you will see that the last word in Jesus is “us”. Happy New Year. See you in church Sunday. Start your New Year off right, in church.

Believers Baptist Church news Froggy: that's the name our daughter wanted to give her newborn brother, and she cried when she realized we went another direction. We all take time in choosing names for our children. We think of what the word means and what people think of when they hear it. For example, there aren't too many Jezebels or Ahabs out there. Jesus: of all the names God could have chosen, He directed Joseph to "call his name Jesus." Why? The name Jesus means “Deliverer.” Matthew 1:21 says that Jesus would “save his people from their sins." Our greatest need is not education, wealth, health, or military might, but deliverance from sin’s penalty. The penalty for our sin is an eternity in the Lake of Fire.(Revelation 20:14, 15) America still knows what sin is, and that is why she is insulted when called a sinner, whether by a pastor or a duck hunter. But please don’t forget that even the behavior of lying is a sin worthy of eternal damnation. See Revelation 21:8. This is where Jesus comes to the rescue. Jesus was not born to condemn sinners—they are already condemned. Jesus

came to deliver sinners from their condemnation. As the Supreme Judge, God allowed His perfect Son Jesus to be born as a human so that He Himself could take our place and die for our sins. No denomination, pastor, church leader, or religious ritual can wash away the filth of our prideful sin. When we confess before God that we are guilty sinners, we can ask Jesus to wash away our sins with His blood. We have the promise that “if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”(1 John 1:9) The forgiveness and salvation that Jesus gives is eternal—we never have to fear losing it once we have received it. This Christmas don’t miss the greatest gift you could ever get: Jesus’ gift of deliverance from sin. It is yours for the asking. As a forgiven sinner, I wish you a wonderful Christmas season and a Happy New Year. Pastor Jason Valentin. Join us as we worship the Lord at Believers Baptist Church on Sundays at 9:30 a.m, 10:30 a.m, and 6:00 p.m. Adults and teens meet for prayer on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. during the Children’s Bible Time.

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Greenfield First Baptist Church news The service on December 29, 2013 started with announcements, a time of worship, and the invocation. Pastor John led the congregation during a time of prayer. Please continue to pray for the Ford Family and those on the long term prayer list: AWANA, Bonnie Ballard, Janet Barren, Dan Bauer, Tom Benz, Shannon Burch, Angie (Jouett) Canavan, Marvin Cline, Becky Cochran, Amy Stevens Coffman, Roland Custer, Debbie Dirksmeyer, Brenda Early, JoAnn Ford, Ann George, Zack Gonzales, Matt Harpole, Bob Harr, Rex Harr, Margaret Henson, Ralph Henson, Gary Jacobs, Mary Jennings, Jeff Johnson, Ray Ketchum, Barb King, John Kittselman, Patty Knittel, Rae Lomelino, Bill Lotts, Darla McPherson, Lindell Mesey, Caroline Moran, Roger Moss, Tim Moulton, Tim Nelson, Teresa Newell, Logan Nobis & his mother, Janet Ornellas, Aspyn Pate, Nancy Pattison, W.D. Pembrook, Bob Plogger, Vern Range, Joy Settles, Luke & Sokha Smith, Debbie Stayton, Jackson Steincooler, Shirley Suttles, Bobbi Jo Waters, Kahla Whiteside, Khloe Wilkinson; and our shut-ins: Louis Baldes, Maxine Booth, Mary Borcky, Pearl Burnett, Mable Cole, Eileen Scott, and Jolleen Scott. Pastor John brought the message “Love the Resolution”, 1 John 3:1124. How many of you have your New Year’s resolutions already thought out? What is a resolution anyway? It’s a time of change, a time to reclaim that of old, a time of new beginnings. Resolutions are a pact and always carry an element of possible failure. How do we stick to our resolutions - with strength to persevere? Love, a seldom used term in our society has a lot to do with it. So if you want to change, you have to learn to love. So what is love? It is not doing evil. So why did Cain kill Abel, his own brother, the one closest to him that he was supposed to love the most? Was Cain deep into the practice of evil? Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer. This means no love is found in him. Romans 12:9, “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” Love requires sacrifice. Verse16 says “this is what love is: Jesus laid down his life. God sent His son so we could be atoned for our sins and have life through the Son”. Hebrews 12:2 says, “Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfector of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Love requires us to be vulnerable with our hearts. Being vulnerable can backfire. We belong to the truth and set our hearts at rest. God is greater than our hearts. God is big enough to overcome our downfalls and shortcomings. God knows everything. God knows the why behind how things happen. We therefore must trust Him.

Love is being confident before God. Receive anything we ask (v.22) – Asking for a million dollars? Because we obey what He commands and do what pleases Him. There are stipulations on the resolutions that we make, they have to be in accordance with God’s commands. What are God’s Commands: belief in Jesus Christ; faith, not just good deeds; you have to be a Christian not just good; love others (this is the hardest one). True faith and belief is always accompanied by actions of love. So what does to love others mean exactly? I John 4:19-21, “We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.” Love Comes from God because God is love. Love is how we approach God and are called His. Love is how we know God because God gives us His love. 1 John 4:7-8, “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” Love is how we see God. Love is made complete if we love one another. God loves all and in order to be like Him we must also love all. Love gives us God’s spirit. Bear witness to Jesus in word and action; knowledge of our lives in God and Him also in us; rely on God’s spirit for hope, salvation, life, everything. Love gives us confidence on the Day of Judgment. 1 John 4:18, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” No fear of death or enemies, love drives it out. People only fear because they are still under the threat of punishment, if not under the threat, will not fear. Love is a mandate to also love others. This means everything (humans and all of creation). Resolutions and change have to be based on God’s commands, faith in Jesus and love for others. This will lead us to Life in God, God living in us. The Holy Spirit will guide you to reclaim the joy of the Spirit with a resolution that honors God. John 14:21, “Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” So what does love have to do with making resolutions? It has everything to do with Christians getting closer to God. And our goal changes to show God to others. So love has to be the basis for all the resolutions we make or it turns out to be selfish desires.

Charity Southern Baptist Church news Last week was our first Sunday without Brother David Ford. Athensville choir joined our choir and performed a cantata to celebrate Christmas. David's Mrs. sat out this time around, but joined the choir on the last song. She absolutely sang with everything she had and blew us all away. We could hear her over the entire choir and it was beyond beautiful. There wasn't a dry eye in the house. Thank you, Joanne, for your faithfulness. Your congregation absolutely adores you and dearly misses your husband. Thank you for sharing him with us so selflessly. This week Rob Smay gave a message from Ecclesiastes 7:1 and Proverbs 22:1. Both verses express that a good name is to be valued over riches. A good name will last generations. We are all given a lifetime. A lifetime to do with as we wish. We can live selfishly and taint our names poorly, or live righteously and share a good name provided to us by Jesus with your family for generations. We need to step up for God. Stand firm in the Faith. Once we start living a life for and through Jesus, others take notice; Satan included. We need to be prayerfully prepared to endure and rise above the temptations and hardships he throws in our path. Satan is constantly stalking those being fruitful for Jesus and seeking to devour them. Jesus tells us He will never forsake us and give us the strength we need to overcome any obstacle and bear the many fruits He has for us. In doing so, we are graced to wear His good name: Christian. So, we need to be mindful of His name that we wear and make a conscious effort to give His name a good reputation. By letting Satan win over us, the name of Jesus is tarnished. Right now, Charity Southern Baptist is vulnerable. Its vital that we remain in prayer and close fellowship with Christ while we are without a pastor. We ask that the community joins us in that prayer also. Last week we celebrated Kaylee Meyers' birthday. This week we celebrated the birthdays of Ron Dowland,

Linda Davis and Bonnie Marsh. We had a special performed by Cindy Meyers and Julie George, "Father Along." Julie George then led praise and worship with "You Are My All In All" and "Majesty." Please pray for these: Joanne Ford and family, Howard and Linda Dale, Carl Waters, James Brasel, Barb Fry, Inga Johnson, Baby Harmony, Alex Mansfield, Bill Loy, Shirley Cox, Dave Martin, Kevin Bates, Ann George, Nancy Banen, Rhonda Waters, Gary Cook, Barb Kahl, Anthony Traynor, Karly Graham, Betty Teem, Jenny Harris, Kathy Scroggins, unspoken requests, our military and our church as we begin the search for a new pastor.

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Virginia “Jenny” Winters Virginia I. “Jenny” Winters, age 91 of Roodhouse, died early Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at St. John’s Hospice in Springfield. She was born Oct. 23, 1922 in rural White Hall, the daughter of Edward and Daisy Pruitt Hutton. She married Delbert “Deb” Winters June 7, 1941 in University City, Mo. and he preceded her in death Oct. 31, 1993. Surviving are three sons, Lyndell (wife Dixie) Winters of Roodhouse, Lyle (wife Ardene) Winters of Roodhouse and Michael (wife Diane) Winters of Lake Bloomingon; twelve grandchildren, Cathy (Danny) Albrecht of Jacksonville, Debbie (Mark) Hopper of Petersburg, Jeff (Susan) Winters of Jacksonville, Christine Winters of San Francisco, Mindy (Mark) Serrano of Alamo, Ca, Sheena Ross of North Carolina, Ashley Winters of Roodhouse, Jacob Ross of Roodhouse, LeAnn Ross of South Carolina, Brett (Dana) Winters of Bloomington, Lindsey Winters of Chicago and Lissa (Christian) Lunt of Chicago; thirteen great grandchildren; and two greatgreat grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Helen Pembrook and May Shaw; two brothers, Virgil Hutton Sr. and Delbert Hutton. Jenny worked as a cook for the North Greene School District #3 for 20 plus years until her retirement. She also loved farming along with her husband at the family farm. She was an avid bowler for 40 years, she loved to cook, but most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends. Special times were watching her grandchildren’s sporting events. She was an inspiration to her family and all who was around her, as she touched many lives around her community. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at Roodhouse First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Fernwood Cemetery. Visitation was held 4-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at Roodhouse First Baptist Church. Memorial may be made to Roodhouse First Baptist Church or St. John’s Hospice. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Roodhouse is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at

Opal Virginia Crafton, 91, of Alamosa, Colo., formerly of Jerseyville, died Monday, Dec. 23 at the home of her daughter in Alamosa. She was born Nov. 19, 1922 in Carrollton, the oldest of 13 children, to Jake and Edna (Perry) Jackson. She married Woodrow Crafton in 1940 and he preceded her in death in 1978. Surviving are her children, Eddie, Gary, Jimmy, Roger, Lester, Beverly Zeller, Peggy Connoni, Janet Blaney, Linda Rodriguez and Darla Robles; 35 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; and 32 greatgreat-grandchildren; 12 brothers and sisters; including a niece that was raised with her; and many other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son: Harold Wayne; and one sister. Opal was a homemaker most of her life. She also worked in several different hotels in Nebraska, California, and Jerseyville. She worked for JC Penney in California. She married Rudy Ybarzabal in the 70’s and lived in Guam for a while before eventually returning to Jerseyville to care for her mother. She was a cancer survivor and spent the last several years at her daughter’s home in Alamosa traveling and visiting with family and friends. She loved to travel and was amazed at the beauty of our country. She loved playing games with her family and reading Bible stories to them when they were younger. She will be greatly missed. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, at the ShieldsBishop Funeral Home in Greenfield. Burialfollowed at the Oak Wood Cemetery north of Greenfield. Memorials are suggested to the United Pentecostal Church in Jerseyville.

In Loving Memory 1/12/28 Sam Jones 12/29/10 In Our Hearts We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, And days before that too. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name. Now all we have is our memories, And your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake, With which we’ll never part. God has you in his keeping, We have you in our heart. Your wife, Dorothy and children, Pam, Ed, Donna, Jim, Arlene, Bill and Cheryl


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Two Rivers Outdoors holding deer contest

CARROLLTON Friday, Jan. 10: 4-7 p.m. District One Foundation Fundraiser at Carrollton High School Cafeteria (girl’s game between Carrollton/ Calhoun). Pork chops, baked potato, salad, $10. Desserts - good will offering. GREENFIELD Mondays and Wednesdays: 6-9 p.m. Greenfield High School Fitness Center will be open to the public. Please use back door of the high school. No charge to anyone living in Greenfield School District. A signed release form is required on first visit. WHITE HALL Saturday, Jan 4: 4 p.m. to ? Pulled Pork Dinner at North Greene High School Commons. NGHS 2014 After Prom Fundraiser sponsored to NGAPC. Adults $7/Child $4. Carryouts available. North Greene vs. Routt Girls/Boys basketball begins at 6 p.m.

Two Rivers Outdoors would like to invite all hunters (archery, shotgun, muzzleloader) to submit their deer kill pictures to All photos submitted will be entered in a random drawing for a prize pack from Joe Carey Calls. To submit your photo, log on to and click on the “Submit a Photo” menu button. Deadline is Jan. 15, and the drawing will be held Jan. 17.

Library closed for New Year Holiday The Greenfield Public Library will be closed for the New Year Holiday on the following dates: Dec. 31, Jan. 1, and Jan. 2. Regular library business hours will resume on Friday, Jan. 3 at 9 a.m.

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let your creative spirit flow on Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 4 to 10:30 p.m. The group will attend a threehour painting session, taught by Nancy Goetten, at Wild Pickins in Chesterfield. Guests will receive a 16 x 20 canvas and two glasses of wine. After the masterpieces have been perfected, the group will travel to Alfonzo’s Pizza for a dinner of pizza and salad. The cost is $65 per person and includes instruction, all painting supplies, take-home art work, two glasses of wine, dinner, gratuities and transportation. Guests are asked to arrive at the Susnig Center in Jerseyville no later than 3:45 p.m. for an on time departure. Pre-registration is required and the deadline is Thursday, Jan, 2. For more information or to learn how to register, please visit http://www., call JPRD at (618) 498-2222 or email jerseyvilleparkandrec@gtec. com


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Carrollton, Illinois

Carrollton competes in Xmas tournies

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Cole Brannan attempts to swat the ball away from a Calhoun player.

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Carrollton senior Patsy Coonrod is guarded closely by a Hillsboro defender during the Jerseyville Holiday Tournament Thursday at Jersey Community High School.

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Cody Leonard rises for a shot for the Carrollton Hawks during the Dec. 26 game against Calhoun.

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Luke Palan stretches to snatch possession of the ball during the Dec. 26 Carrollton Holiday Tournament game against Calhoun.

McKenzie Ruyle handles the ball for Carrollton against Alton Friday during the Jerseyville Holiday Tournament at Jersey Community High School.





Carrollton's Madison Mountain throws a pass inside to Maddie Struble during the Lady Hawks' win against Hillsboro Thursday at the Jerseyville Holiday Classic.

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1986 dodge Ram 1/2 ton, short bed pickup, 2 wheel drive, V-8 Automatic. Daily driver. 217-285-5116. 1.1

1 ANd 2 BR apartments available. No smoking. No pets. Security deposit required. 217-285-4502 TF

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offIce SPAce Prime location. Ample parking. West Washington St., Pittsfield. Call 217-285-2848 or 217285-5925. 1.8

1100 ReAl eSTATe

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colmAN'S coUNTRy cAmPeRS 2013's on sale. Big discounts. Sales, service, parts, propane. #2 Fun St. Hartford, IL 62048. 618254-1180. TFN If yoU Need PARTS for your mowers and tillers, Dorsey's Hardware and Western Auto have a large selection of belts and parts service and new equipment sales available. Winchester. 217-742-9241. TF 2012 moBIle Home STImUlUS PAckAge: up to $25,000 for your trade in. Discounts for land owners. Financing available. Prequalify by phone 314-5627459. tf SellBeST, 110 W. Quincy St., Griggsville: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Quality Used Furniture & AppliancesWashers, Dryers, Freezers, Fridges, Microwave, Electric Stoves, Twin, Full, Queen Beds, New Mattress Sets, Bedroom Furniture, Tables & Chairs, Upholstered Furniture, Tools, T.V.s, Stereos. Everything for the home and you! Call 217-2422252.TF dIAmoNd TRAIleR saleswe buy used campers new campers & toy haulers by Keystone RV Co. Pre-owned campers; RV parts & service. We also stock a large selection of RV accessories for all your camping needs. Located at 1117 N. Old Rt. 66, Litchfield. 217-324-2452, TFJCJ

300 fARm mARkeT 6 BRANd New John Deere front weights for a John Deere tractor. 6-66 1/2 steels posts for sale. 217-734-1811. TF

femAle BoRe goATS for sale and pigme goats for sale. 217-734-1811. TF

400A foR ReNT calhoun county APARTmeNT foR rent. Call Matt 618-576-2766 or 618576-2449. TFCNH

2 BedRoom trailer for rent in Pittsfield. Call 217-2854674, leave message, or call 217-491-0088. TF

500 foR SAle foR SAle: 8 burial plots in the Garden of Devotions, West Cemetery in Pittsifeld. Priced to sell. Call 217-2854991. 1.1 doN'T PAy high heating bills eliminate them with an outdoor wood furnace from Central Boiler Call Today. 217-236-3022.TF SHePPARd elecTRoNIcS 1402 Lakeview Heights, Pittsfield, IL. 217-285-2893. Cell: 217-248-1188. LG TV sales and service. 3D and smart TVs, Blu Ray DVD players,32-55" TVs. Metal detectors, new & used, very good prices, Whites and Garrets. New and used CB's & antennas, Uniden Police scanners also for sale. FREE DVD OR SOUNDBAR WITH tf EACH TV ABOVE 32".

615 HUNTINg lookINg To leASe hunting ground. Short term or long term. 618-550-9406.

deeR HUNTeRS: Rent Pittsfield country home away from home. 3 BR, sleeps 6+, fully furnished, move-in ready. 573-549-2530. Cell: 636-358-6994. TF

700 loST/foUNd foUNd: Female pup (4-5 mos. old); reddish in color; 10-12 inches tall, no collar. Possible cross between Retriever and lab. Friendly and clean, would like to be home for New Years! Call David or Charlotte Hamilton. 217-285-6117. TF

900A No TReSPASSINg calhoun county ABSolUTely No TReSPASSINg on the property of Lloyd and Debbie DeSherlia in Batchtown. Violators will be prosecuted. 8.7.14

commeRcIAl BUIldINg for rent. Hardin, IL. Call (618)498-1234 and ask for Business Department. TF

No TReSPASSINg on Marty Aderton property in Hardin.

400c foR ReNT Jersey county

No TReSPASSINg On Jack and Mary Jeaen Aderton properety in Hardin. 5.1.14

foR ReNT Recently Remodeled 2 bedroom home on corner 5 shaded lots. References Required. $550 month plus deposit. Dow. 618-535-0071. 12.25

400d foR ReNT Pike county Two BedRoom mobile home in rural Pittsfield. Griggsville school district. No smoking. No inside pets. Deposit required. 217-8332015. 1.8 2 BR HoUSe for rent No smoking No pets. Security deposit required. 217-2854502. TF

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ReSPoNSIBle HUNTeRS looking to lease 40-500 acres for the 2013 hunting season. Call Josh 304-5326015. tf


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

900c No TReSPASSINg Jersey county PRIvATe PRoPeRTy No hunting or trespassing on any property owned by the Charles Rothe family in Jerseyville, Illinois, in Jersey County. Violators will be prosecuted. 12.19.14

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

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HoUSe foR SAle: 4 Excellent starter home for a single person or a couple in a small rural community with excellent neighbors. 918 square feet cozy home is situated on a large lot. If interested, please call 1-217-242-7262. tf

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9 PARCELS OF REAL ESTATE (TO SELL 12:30 P.M.) FOR VIEWING OF REAL ESTATE: PLEASE CONTACT AUCTIONEERS PARCEL #1: 82± acres, Pike County recreational land PARCEL #2: 38± acres, Morgan County (Meredosia) land, improved w/120’ x 54’ Morton building and 24’ x 21’ garage PARCEL #3: 40 ACRES, Morgan County recreational land, located approx. 1 mile south of junction of Rte 104 and Rte 100, lying east off of Rte 100 PARCEL #4: 18± acres, Morgan County recreational/home site land w/frontage on RTE 100, located approx. 1 mile south of junction of Rte 104 and Rte 100, on east side of Rte 100 PARCEL #5: 120 S. Washington, lot approx. 60’ x 120’, improved w/40’ x 62’ Morton building PARCEL #6: 120 S. Washington, lot approx. 60’ x 120’, improved w/2 story house PARCEL #7: 301 Main St., Meredosia, lot approx. 30’ x 100’ w/former fish market bldg. (in disrepair) PARCEL #8: vacant double lot, approx. 200’ x 740’, located on Lake Road, Meredosia PARCEL #9: vacant lot, approx. .29 acres, located west of old railroad depot in Meredosia - JON BOATS - BOAT TRAILER - OUTBOARD MOTORS – FISHING EQUIPMENT (NETS, TRAPS, ETC.) – DUCK DECOYS – HOUSEHOLD – MANY OTHER ITEMS TO SELL NOT LISTED! FOR TERMS OF AUCTIONS, LISTING WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND PICTURES view at or ID#3493, contact auctioneers or like us on Facebook. Food available by Foods “R” Us.




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NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on November 4, 2013, JERSEY COUNTY SHERIFF in JERSEY County, Illinois, will on February 10, 2014, in Courtroom A of the Jersey County Courthouse, 201 W. Pearl Street, Jerseyville, IL, at 9:00 A.M., sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of JERSEY, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 04-215-009-50 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 23426 WEST COUNTY ROAD JERSEYVILLE, IL 62052 Description of Improvements: ONE STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH ATTACHED TWO CAR GARAGE The Judgment amount was $119,083.57. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24

hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\ Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1213354 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I580518 12.25.13, 1.1.14, 1.8

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501 Broadway, Greenfield 4216282 $130,000 Great 4 bedroom home with lots of space! Large closets, hardwood floors, all appliances stay, 30x40 garage/machine shed with 200 electric, on 3 city lots! Room to grow vegetables, have a machine shop and plenty of room for your growing family plus guests. Molly Farmer 217-851-1663



12730 INWOOD LN., ELSAH 4217626 $95,900 4 Bedroom home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac with large wooded lot. Walk out basement attached garage, 2 baths, 3 bedrooms on main floor and 1 in lower level with possible 5th bedroom currently bonus room. Kim Frazer 618-535-2262

1000 WARREN ST., JERSEYVILLE 4217500 $60,000 Home on corner lot. 1 possible 2 bedroom home with full basement. Dining room and living room have wood floors. Enclosed back porch, deck off back and 1 car detached garage. Kim Frazer 618-535-2262



531-533 S. Main St., Carrollton 4217397 $45,000 Commercial building with 5,000 sq. ft. on square in Carrollton. Many possibilities! Molly Farmer 217-851-1663

708 EAST ST., GREENFIELD 4216982 $61,500 Home Warranty Included! Nice 2 bedroom home with carpeting throughout home. Appliances can stay, big 2 car garage, fully fenced back yard with lockable shed and picnic table. Lots of storage space in this home, plus main floor laundry and eat in kitchen. Great home-great price. Don’t miss this one! Molly Farmer 217-851-1663


283 Lewis St., Palmyra 4216861 $107,000 Beautiful home with fresh paint and NO repairs needed! Home Warranty included with purchase. Move right in and enjoy all the space this home has to offer with large rooms, walk in closets, appliances stay. Big fenced back yard, attached 2 car garage. Molly Farmer 217-851-1663

It’s that time of year again! If moving is one of your New Year Resolutions call one of our Brokers today! Roberta Wallace Managing Broker 618-535-5820

Bob Jones

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Karen Bertman Broker 618-535-6044

Charlene Morgan Broker 618-535-0071

Kim Frazer

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Carrollton, Illinois

TRI-COUNTY REAL ESTATE TOUR Jean Hagen, Managing Broker - 232-1110 Jeff Oldham, PHD, Broker - 576-2531

Price reduced 3 bdrm, 2 ½ bath new, low maintenance, home on 9.5 acres situated on a major County rd. just south of Otterville. Property is close enough to major cities to offer the buyer urban advantages yet maintain rural independence 100 ft lot with river frontage and boat ramp. Hamburg Large 1 bdrm cabin with river frontage. Michael. 4 bdrm, 2 bath 2 story home on 3 lots located in Hardin. The property includes a detached large two car garage and a large boat shed. The property is close to a major town boat launch. The home has excellent views of the Illinois river. 1.8 acre lot. with road frontage. Ideal area ready to build on. Batchtown Small quaint cabin overlooking the Ill River sitting on 5 secluded Hardin town lots. 5.7 acres and adjoining 3.6 acres may be available.

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1025 West Hickory, Jerseyville 2 Bed, 1 bath, on corner lot, with 3 car attached garage. Call Stacey Wock


603 Lucien, Jerseyville

4 Bedroom, 2 bath home with full basement with 2 car attached garage. Nice home with large lot edge of town country living with city amenities. Priced for quick sell. Call Angie Goforth.


210 Sheridan, Jerseyville

1003 Mulberry, Jerseyville

2-3 bedroom, 2 bath home, loaded with charm. 2 full lots, 2 car garage and separate workshop. Also space for your Big RV or 5th wheel trailer. Call Roger Scheffel


2 bed, 2 bath, just remodeled, and move-in ready. Has fenced back yard and shed. Call Stacey Wock.




29121 Ivy Lane, Jerseyville

3 bed, 3 bath, 3.57 acres, located 10 minutes South of town. Lots of updates, small pond and out buildings. Call Stacey Wock.


607 E. Fairgrounds, Jerseyville 2 Bed, 1 Bath on a large corner lot. Nice little starter or investment property.


401 E. Fairground, Jerseyville This stately home offers 4 bed, 5 baths, lots of updates, on 5 acres with a beautiful lake.This is a must see property. Motivated Seller! Call Roger Scheffel


Freedom Lane, Jerseyville

Luxurious Senior Living - new construction. 2 or 3 bedroom available, 2 car attached garage. Reasonable association fees include lawn care and grounds maintenance, snow removal.

Starting at $167,000

906 High, Jerseyville

309 Andrew, Jerseyville

3 Bedroom, 3 bath home on corner lot with 2 car attached garage. Priced for quick sell. Call Angie Goforth.


3 bed 2 bath manufactured home. Property has 2 outbuildings and sets on 3 acres in the Delhi area. Call Stacey Wock.

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Nutwood Country Store Rt. 100, Nutwood, IL.

Jerseyville, ONO Donuts

Business opportunity. After many successful years, the owners say it’s time to slow down. Sale includes everything needed to carry on operation in this high traffic leased location. Seller will even provide training for new owner. Call Roger Scheffel

28153 Prosper Ln., Jerseyville

3 Bed, 1 Bath. This is clean move-in ready home on a corner lot. Lots of fresh paint and new kitchen flooring. Call Roger Scheffel


Home on 1.16 acres: 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath with approx. 1600 sq. ft. in Jerseyville School District. Big 2 car detached garage with workshop and other out buildings. Has new septic. Call Angie Goforth.




Be your own boss.This turn key business has everything you need to continue day to day operations of a complete deli/grocery store. Call Angie Goforth




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• 18 acres all tillable Eastern Jersey County. Brighton Delhi Road.

Liberty Ridge Rd., Otterville

112 acres West of Otterville, hunting cabin, income from leases, and CPR contract, also has harvestable timber. Otter Creek borders property, excellent hunting property. Call Angie Goforth.

52 acres +/- 29 tillable

North Eastern Jersey Township. Has 3+ acre lake, great deer & turkey hunting with good farm income as well. Call Angie Goforth.



114 N. State, Jerseyville

Commercial Building. Good income potential. Downstair’s presently rented (retail). Upstairs potential living space. Call Roger Scheffel


• 5 acre building lot, just West of Brighton, deed restrictions, lot would allow 16589 Cimarron Dr., Jerseyville walkout, beautiful shared lake. 3.17 acres with 2 bedrooms, 1970 Mobile Home, pond in the rear of the property Call Angie Goforth.








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• 20 M/L Acres Brighton, big lake, Highway 111 frontage, tract has couple of amazing building sites.

• Jerseyville, 50 +/- acres with 20 tillable, Hwy 67 South of Jerseyville. Mix of pasture and tillable with hwy frontage.

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Requisite Affidavit for Publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD LIEN CLAIMANTS, Defendants in an action now pending in the Circuit Court for the Eighth Judicial Circuit, Calhoun County, Illinois, by the said Plaintiff, GERALD NORTON, praying for foreclosure of a certain Mortgage dated June 16, 2009, executed by CHESTER L. GRIZZLE, JR. and JULIE D. GRIZZLE, and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Greene County, Illinois, on June 17, 2009, in Book 570, Page 336, as Document #148795 which pertains to the following described property, to-wit, of which CHESTER L. GRIZZLE, JR. and JULIE D. GRIZZLE are record title holders: Lots 42 and 43 in Holidays Addition to the Village of Kane, according to the recorded Plat thereof, situated in the Village of Kane, in the County of Greene, in the State of Illinois. Common address: 403 Broadway, Kane, Illinois 62054 and for other relief; that Summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law, and that said suit is still pending. COUNT II Requisite Affidavit for Publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD LIEN CLAIMANTS, Defendants in an action now pending in the Circuit Court for the Eighth Judicial Circuit, Calhoun County,

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Sixty-five (65) feet off of the South side of Lot Numbered Eleven (11), in Terry’s Addition to the Village of Kane, more fully described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast corner of said Lot Numbered Eleven; running thence West along the South line of said Lot, Two Hundred (200) feet; thence North Sixty-five (65) feet; thence East Two Hundred (200) feet; thence South Sixty-five (65) feet, to the place of beginning; situated in the Village of Kane, in the County of Greene, in the State of Illinois. Common address: 502 Walnut, Kane, Illinois 62054 and for other relief; that Summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law, and that said suit is still pending. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS and UNKNOWN OWNERS, file your Answer therein in the said Circuit Court for the Seventh Judicial Circuit, Greene County, Illinois, held in the Courthouse in Carrollton, Illinois, on or before January 18, 2014, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a Judgment entered in accordance with the Prayer of the Complaint. Dated this December, 2013.




Shirley Thornton Greene County Circuit Clerk Richard N. Gillingham Attorney for Plaintiff 220 Sixth Street Carrollton, Illinois 62016 (217) 942-5244 12.18.13, 12.25, 1.1.14


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The following police reports were filed between Dec. 23 and Dec. 27. 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 innocent until proven guilty. The following individuals have been charged with a misdemeanor: Wahl, Nathan R., dob 03-19-80, possess drug paraphernalia; possess cannabis less than 2.5 grams. Winder, Robin L., dob 10-14-66, possess cannabis less than 2.5 grams. Weinant, Larry J., dob 07-0968, home repair fraud/misrepresent material. The following individual has been charged with driving under the influence: Meza, Joseph W., dob 07-16-87. The following individuals have been issued a traffic citation: Culver, Amethyst M., dob 08-1889, operate uninsured motor vehicle, disregard stop sign. Wernle, Nichol Nadine, dob 01-1073, operate uninsured motor vehicle. Delp, Cole A., dob 08-25-94, display registration plate/decal, head/ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT GREENE COUNTY, ILLINOIS CNB BANK & TRUST, N.A., f/k/a CORNERSTONE BANK & TRUST An Illinois Banking Corporation Plaintiff, vs.

No. 13-CH-29

CHRISTOPHER A. PEDIGO, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF TERNI A. PEDIGO, UNKNOWN OWNERS, and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE BY PUBLICATION The requisite Affidavit for Publication having been filed, notice is hereby given TO you, ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF TERNI A. PEDIGO, ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, and ALL NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants in the above-entitled cause, that the aboveentitled mortgage foreclosure action was filed on November 26, 2013 and is now pending. By the said Defendant/ Counter-Plaintiff, CNB BANK & TRUST, N.A., f/k/a CORNERSTONE BANK & TRUST, N.A., An Illinois Banking Corporation, praying for foreclosure of the following described property, to wit: 1. The names of all Plaintiffs and Defendants are identified as follows: CNB BANK & TRUST, N.A., f/k/a CORNERSTONE BANK & TRUST, N.A., An Illinois Banking Corporation, CHRISTOPHER A. PEDIGO, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF TERNI A. PEDIGO, UNKNOWN OWNERS, and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS 2. The Court in which said action was brought and the case number is identified above. 3. The name of the titleholder of record is CHRISTOPHER A. PEDIGO 4. A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows:

tail/sidelight. Shaw, James D., dob 07-25-92, operate uninsured motor vehicle. Marshall, Blake M., dob 06-10-95, driving 11-14 mph above limit. Meza, Joseph W., dob 07-16-87, transport/carry alcohol liquor/driver. Gilbert, Ryan E., dob 07-20-75, failure to obey police officer. Meehan, Michael J., dob 06-11-54, operate uninsured motor vehicle. Pocklington, Edward F., dob 01-01-76, leaving the scene. Mudd, Zachary A., dob 12-06-83, driving 15-20 mph above limit. Dawdy, Kyle R., dob 12-08-94, driving 15-20 mph above limit. Johnson, Crystal D., dob 08-02-72, operate uninsured motor vehicle. Shaw, Jordan D., dob 10-03-71, driving on revoked license. Klunk, Christopher W., dob 12-2889, operate uninsured motor vehicle. Green, Ellijah A.R., dob 12-07-95, operate uninsured motor vehicle. Allen, Matthew P., dob 06-20-81, driving 11-14 mph above limit. Gernigin, Sarah L., dob 12-16-77, operate uninsured motor vehicle. Luna, Rolando R., dob 12-17-93, driving on suspended license, operate uninsured motor vehicle. IN T.H. BOYD’S, TO THE TOWN, NOW CITY, OF ROODHOUSE, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT OF SAID ADDITION, SITUATED IN THE CITY OF ROODHOUSE, GREENE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. 5. A common addresses or descriptions of the location of the tracts of real estate are as follows: 102 East Randolph, Roodhouse, Greene County, Illinois, 62016. 6. An identification of the Mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: a. Names of Mortgagors: CHRISTOPHER A. PEDIGO and TERNI A. PEDIGO, DECEASED b. Name of Mortgagee: CNB BANK & TRUST, N.A., f/k/a CORNERSTON BANK & TRUST, N.A., An Illinois Banking Corporation c. Date of Mortgage: October 27, 2000 d. Date of Recording: November 1, 2000 e. County Where Recorded: GREENE COUNTY, ILLINOIS f. Recording Document Identification: Book 209 Page 108 Doc. 20914 NOW, THEREFORE, unless you, ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF TERNI A. PEDIGO, ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, and ALL NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, file your answer to the complaint for foreclosure in this cause or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Circuit Court of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, Greene County, Illinois, held in the Greene County Courthouse, 519 North Main Street, Carrollton, Illinois, 62016, on or before February 6, 2014, a default may be entered against you and each of you at any time after that day and a judgment for foreclosure entered in accordance with the prayer of the complaint for foreclosure. DATED this 16 day of December, 2013. Name and Address of Attorney: Wittman and Lorton, P.C. Allison S. Lorton 123 West Pearl Street Jerseyville, IL 62052 (618) 498-2167 1.1.14, 1.8, 1.15



No. 2013-CH-31

TRACI L. CASTLEBERRY, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ROBERT L. CASTLEBERRY, DECEASED, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION Notice is hereby given to UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ROBERT L. CASTLEBERRY and UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS of the real estate described below, Defendants in the above-entitled case, pursuant to the provisions of Sections 2-206, 15-1218 and 15-1502 of the Code of Civil Procedure, that the aboveentitled mortgage foreclosure suit is now pending in said court and the day on or after which a default may be entered against Defendants is January 17, 2014. Plaintiff has certified the following regarding said foreclosure action filed on December 6, 2013. 1. The names of all Plaintiffs and Case Number are as follows: United Community Bank, an Illinois banking corporation; Case No. 2013-CH-31 2. The court in which said action was brought is as follows: Circuit Court for the Seventh Judicial Circuit, Greene County, Illinois 3. The name of the title holder of record is: Robert L. Castleberry 4. A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: That part of Lots Numbered Eleven (11) and Twelve (12) in L.E.

Worcester’s West Addition to the Town, now City of White Hall, according to the recorded plat of said Addition, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Commencing at a point one hundred sixty (1600 feet due South and sixty (60) feet due East of the Northwest corner of said Lot Twelve (12) in said Addition, thence running due East sixty (60) feet, thence North one hundred sixty (160) feet, more or less, to the North line of said Lot Eleven (11) in said Addition, thence running, in a Westerly direction along and with the North line of Lot Eleven (11) and North line of Lot Twelve (12) in said Addition sixty (60) feet, more or less, to a point on said line due North of the point of beginning, thence due South one hundred sixty (160) feet, more or less, to the place of beginning, and situated in the City of White Hall, County of Greene and State of Illinois. 5. A common address or description of the location of the real estate is as follows: 443 W. Bridgeport Street, White Hall, Illinois

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6. An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: Names of mortgagors: Robert L. Castleberry and Traci L. Castleberry Name of mortgagee: First Bank Date of mortgage: October 24, 2006 Date of recording: November 6, 2006 County where recorded: Greene County, Illinois Recording document identification: Book 473 at pages 203-214 as Document No. 141044 Shirley Thornton CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BROWN, HAY & STEPHENS, LLP Emmet A. Fairfield Registration Number: 6180505 205 S. 5th Street – Suite 700 P.O. Box 2459 Springfield, IL 62705 12.18.13, 12.25, 1.1.14

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eep warm with hearty dishes that satisfy appetites and comfort food cravings. From russets to reds, fingerlings to purples, the hearty potato comes in many beautiful varieties that add color and texture to beloved comfort dishes. Bring out the flavors of your downhome creation by pairing it with a perfectly suited wine.

Country Stew

Pair with Renwood Zinfandel, California Yield: 6 servings 5 pounds bone-in short ribs, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 cups water 1 1/3 cups Renwood Zinfandel 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 beef bouillon cubes 6 large Wisconsin potatoes, washed, peeled and quartered 1/2 pound small fresh mushrooms, cleaned and trimmed 1 package (10 ounces) frozen whole green beans 1 can (16 ounces) peeled whole tomatoes, undrained 1. Dredge ribs in flour to coat; reserve leftover flour. 2. Heat oil in 8-quart Dutch oven on moderate heat. 3. Add half of ribs and brown on all sides. Once browned, remove ribs. Repeat instructions for remaining ribs. 4. Stir in the reserved flour. While stirring, add 1 cup water and wine and stir until thickened. 5. Return ribs to the pan. 6. Add onion, garlic, salt, pepper and bouillon and bring to a boil. 7. Cover and lower heat to simmer for about 1 hour, or until ribs are tender. 8. Remove ribs with slotted spoon and cover with foil to keep warm. 9. Add potatoes, mushrooms and beans. Simmer 20 to 30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. 10. Add ribs and tomatoes with liquid, and heat through. 11. Use slotted spoon to remove meat and vegetables to large serving platter. 12. Remove gravy to serving container and serve with ribs.

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Beyond their appearance in some of the most beloved dishes, potatoes also boast many benefits to your diet. Here are few reasons to add this versatile vegetable into meals:  Potassium — Potatoes are a great source of potassium, which may help lower high blood pressure, making them a heart-healthy choice. In fact, potatoes contain more potassium than a banana or spinach.  Vitamins — A spud a day may keep the cold germs away. One medium-sized spud has nearly half the recommended daily value of vitamin C and is also a good source of vitamin B6.  Dietary fiber — Potatoes are also a source of dietary fiber, a complex carbohydrate, which is known to increase satiety and help with weight loss.  Gluten free — Potatoes are a naturally gluten-free food, so those with gluten sensitivity can enjoy this flavorful vegetable. For more on potatoes and healthy recipe ideas, visit

Healthy Potato Lasagna

Pair with Renwood Premier Old Vine Zinfandel, Amador County Yield: 4 servings 2 links Italian turkey sausage (3 1/2 ounces each) 1 1/2 cups chopped onion 1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese 1 teaspoon dried basil or Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 egg white 2 cups marinara sauce, divided 1 1/4 pounds Wisconsin Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced, divided 1 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese, divided 1. Remove sausage from casing and crumble into medium skillet with onion. 2. Cook for 10 minutes or until both are browned, breaking up sausage with back of spoon. 3. Stir together ricotta, basil, garlic powder and egg white in small bowl. 4. Spread 1/2 cup marinara sauce in bottom of 9-inch square baking dish. 5. Place 1/3 of the potatoes in the bottom of the dish, forming solid layer with no gaps. 6. Drop 1/2 ricotta mixture in spoonfuls over top and spread out just a little. 7. Sprinkle with 1/3 of mozzarella and 1/2 sausage mixture. 8. Add 1/2 cup more sauce then repeat potato, cheese and meat layers. 9. Top with last layer of potatoes, remaining sauce and mozzarella. 10. Cover with plastic wrap and make small slit to vent. 11. Microwave on high for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Quick & Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken & Potatoes

Pair with Renwood Zinfandel, Fiddletown 2 teaspoons Herbs de Provence (or combination of dried thyme, fennel, basil and savory) 1 teaspoon garlic salt Freshly ground pepper to taste 1/2 cup flour 1 tablespoon canola oil 4 small (2 pounds) bone-in-chicken breasts, skin removed 1 1/4 pounds small Wisconsin red potatoes 3/4 cup frozen, thawed pearl onions 1 cup small baby carrots 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 8 ounces small baby bella or white mushrooms Chopped fresh thyme (optional) 1. Combine Herbs de Provence, garlic salt, and pepper on a dinner plate. 2. Spoon flour onto a second dinner plate. 3. Coat each chicken breast with herb mixture; then dredge in flour. 4. Heat oil in a large skillet. 5. Add chicken and cook over medium-high heat until chicken is golden brown on both sides (approximately 3 to 4 minutes per side). If necessary, cook chicken in two batches so as not to crowd the pan. 6. Once browned, place chicken in large slow cooker and add all remaining ingredients, except fresh thyme. 7. Cover slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. 8. Sprinkle with fresh thyme before serving, if desired.




Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Tigers win Waverly Tournament

Carrollton, Illinois

Greene County scores, results Girls Basketball Jerseyville Holiday Tournament Fifth-place game

> > 12/28 — Carrollton 63 Jersey 37

Pool A play

> > 12/27 — Carrollton 58 Alton 69

> > 12/26 — Carrollton 40

Southwestern 49

> > 12/26 — Carrollton 47 Hillsboro 36

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The Greenfield-Northwestern boys basketball team celebrates its Waverly Holiday Tournament championship monday in Waverly. The Tigers (12-0) beat North mac 63-55 in overtime to win their second tournament title of the season.

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isaac masters puts up a shot against Edinburg Friday at the Waverly Holiday Tournament. The Tigers senior scored a game- and career-high 42 points against Edinburg and earned first-team all-tournament honors after amassing an event-best 106 points through Greenfield-Northwestern's four games in Waverly.

SAm ELLioTT Greene Prairie Press After not winning a regular season tournament title since 1969, the GreenfieldNorthwestern Tigers have spoiled themselves with two already this season. Greenfield-NW added a Waverly Holiday Tournament championship to its collection with a 63-55 overtime win against North Mac Monday at Waverly High School. The Tigers trailed 51-48 inside the final minute of regulation, but a 3-pointer by Dakota Coffey drew Greenfield-NW even and forced an extra four minutes of play. "Dakota's a real resilient kid," Tigers head coach Joe Pembrook said. "He's been through a lot in his career here and he's certainly somebody we know we can count on. We needed him to step up and have a big game and he certainly delivered." Coffey finished with a game-high 27 points while classmate Isaac Masters capped his highscoring tournament with 24. Greenfield-NW's defense allowed just four points during overtime and the Tigers made all six of their free-throw attempts in the extra frame. "I thought our three senior captains — Isaac Masters, Dakota Coffey and Patrick McWhorter — did a great job of handling the environment and keeping us settled down," Pembrook

said. "They made big plays down the stretch on both ends of the floor in overtime. "Our kids never gave up. They battled all the way to the end," he added. "Once we tied it, got a decent stop and had a chance to win it, we felt like we'd weathered the storm and had the momentum going into overtime." Masters earned first-team all-tournament honors after leading the tournament in scoring with 26.5 points per game. He scored a game-high 22 in the Tigers' 62-56 win against Franklin Thursday, totaled a careerhigh 42 in a 72-57 win against Edinburg Friday and added 18 as Greenfield-NW beat Athens 61-54 in the tournament's semifinals Saturday. Coffey and fellow senior Jordan McMillen added 15 and 14 points, respectively, against Athens. "[Masters is] playing at a very high level. He’s proved that he can not only score the basketball, but distribute it to other guys that can hit big shots, as well," Pembrook said. "As people have seen now, we have a great deal of pieces we can put around him and utilize in different situations." The Tigers (12-0) host Southwestern at 7:45 p.m. Friday at Northwestern High School before beginning Western Illinois Valley Conference play against Brown County at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in Greenfield.

Carrollton finishes fifth at JCHS tourney The Carrollton High School girls basketball team was dealt its first two losses of the season, but the Lady Hawks bounced back to finish in fifth place at the seventh annual Jerseyville Holiday Tournament at Jersey Community High School. Carrollton's Pool A play began with a 47-36 win against Hillsboro Thursday, but the Lady Hawks were beaten for the first time all season by Southwestern in a 49-40 decision later Thursday at JCHS. The Lady Hawks fell behind early and Mike Weaver/Greene Prairie Press

Patsy Coonrod drives to the hoop during Carrollton's win against Hillsboro Thursday at the Jerseyville Holiday Tournament. The Lady Hawks senior was among the 12 players selected to the event's all-tournament team.

couldn't complete a comeback against Alton Friday. Carrollton senior Patsy Coonrod scored 19 points and junior Rachel Williams added 17, but the Lady Redbirds claimed a 69-58 decision that sent Carrollton to the fifth-place game for a rematch with JCHS Saturday. The Lady Hawks beat Jersey 47-36 when the teams met seven days prior in Carrollton and they won the rematch 63-37 Saturday. An early 21-5 run through the first quarter helped the Lady Hawks take a 31-17 halftime lead. Junior McKenzie Ruyle scored a gamehigh 17 points, Maddie Struble added 14 and Coonrod — who was selected to the event's all-tournament team — chipped in 12. Carrollton (11-2, 4-0 Western Illinois Valley Conference) continues its season against Marquette Catholic at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Alton.

Carlinville Holiday Tournament Seventh-place game

> > 12/30 — Greenfield-NW 36

East Alton-Wood River 49 Red Pool play

> > 12/28 — Greenfield-NW 30 Gillespie 65

> > 12/27 — Greenfield-NW 21 Litchfield 66

> > 12/26 — Greenfield-NW 26 Nokomis 56

Boys Basketball Waverly Holiday Tournament Championship game

> > 12/30 — Greenfield-NW 63 North mac 55



> > 12/28 — Greenfield-NW 61 Athens 54


> > 12/27 — Greenfield-NW 72 Edinburg 57

First round

> > 12/26 — Greenfield-NW 62 Franklin 56

Carrollton Holiday Tournament

> > 12/30 — Carrollton 94

Griggsville-Perry 99


> > 12/28 — Carrollton 63 Beardstown 48

> > 12/27 — Carrollton 60

Southwestern 62

> > 12/26 — Carrollton 68 Calhoun 58

Hawks third at CHT SAm ELLioTT Greene Prairie Press Needing a win against Griggsville-Perry to have a shot at the 13th annual Carrollton Holiday Tournament championship, the Hawks erased an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit and led by three at 84-81 with 6.5 seconds to play Monday. But a long, desperation, buzzerbeating 3-pointer by G-P's Jordan DeHart sent the game into overtime and the Tornadoes went on to win a 99-94 decision and the CHT title Monday at Carrollton High School. Carrollton, 2-2 through its four tournament outings while being dealt its first two losses of the season, finished third behind G-P and Southwestern. Junior Jacob Smith led the Hawks with a game-high 25 points against the Tornadoes, making four 3-pointers and giving Carrollton an 82-81 lead with 18 seconds to play in regulation. Two Luke Gillingham free throws extended that advantage to 84-81 before G-P's game-saving buzzer-beater. Gillingham finished with 22 points and made six 3-pointers.

Juniors Cody Leonard and Luke Palan — each named to the event's all-tournament team after averaging 16.5 and 15.25 points per game, respectively, through four outings — scored 16 each against G-P. "We had guys who had great tournaments and we did some things well in spots," Carrollton head coach Jeff Krumwiede said. "But we just had some offensive issues earlier in the tournament and some defensive issues later." The Hawks began their Carrollton Holiday Tournament slate by beating rival Calhoun 68-58 Thursday. Leonard led all scorers with 23 points while Gillingham and Palan added 18 and 15, respectively. Leonard scored a game-high 18 points, but the Hawks were edged 62-60 by Southwestern Friday. Carrollton bounced back to beat Beardstown 63-48 Saturday as Palan scored a game-high 18 points and senior Ethan Frye added 14. Just five days after meeting in the CHT title game, the Hawks (8-2, 1-1 Western Illinois Valley Conference) will host Griggsville-Perry at 7:45 p.m. Saturday in Carrollton.

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(Above) Hawks junior Luke Palan rises for a layup against Calhoun Thursday at the Carrollton Holiday Tournament. The Hawks finished third with a 2-2 record through four games and Palan was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 15.25 points per game. (Left) Junior Cody Leonard fights for a rebound against Calhoun Thursday at Carrollton High School. Leonard scored a game-high 23 points against Calhoun and was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 16.5 points through four games.





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