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GREENE PRAIRIE PRESS FEBRUARY 19, 2014 – Vol. 145, No. 8 – Carrollton, Illinois 62016

2014 Spring Edition

farms & fields

A look at agriculture in West Central Illinois A special supplement to: Calhoun News-Herald • Greene Prairie Press • Jersey County Journal Pike Press • Scott County Times • The Weekly Messenger

Included in this issue, a special supplement focused on our local ag community.

INSIDE LOCALS

Family Dollar coming to Greenfield; South Park safe for time being By CArmeN eNSiNger Greene Prairie Press There’s putting the cart before the horse, but in this case it may have been putting the cart before the horse was even born. Concerned Greenfield residents packed the Greenfield City Council room Thursday night, Feb. 13, after hearing that the city council was going to take out South Park, located across from the Post Office, and place a municipal building there. Other information circulating was the lot which was supposed to be the location for the new municipal building had been sold to Family Dollar, and the vacant lot on the square would be made into a park. Further misinformation that had been spread included the council having already

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made up its mind on these issues without consulting the residents. Part is true – a Family Dollar Store is coming to Greenfield. But there are no plans to replace South Park with a municipal building. This was only an option if the land considered for construction of a new building was sold to make way for a new business in town. Alderman Garry White addressed these concerns with the audience and gave a timeline of events, which led up to the misinformation floating around town. “Quite a while back we were considering buying a bigger building and we were looking at the old First Baptist Church because it had a lot of space for personnel and we could use it as a warming center,” White said. “We asked the citizens what they

thought and you all felt we should use the money and build something new, and here we are still sitting today.” The fire department faced a similar issue with its parking for firemen when they reported to the station for fire calls. On Sept. 13, 2013, the council met with the fire department to discuss the possibility of a new municipal building. “The fire department mentioned the fact that they could not build the type of building they would like by themselves and needed the city to go in with them,” White said. “We needed to decide how much footage we needed to contain both the city offices and the fire department before we met again.” In November, city hall received a call from the Atwater Group, which

is a brokerage and development firm specializing in retail establishments. They wanted to purchase South Park to erect a dollar store location. No further communication was received from the Atwater Group, but in late December a call was received from the Greene County Economic Development Group, which wanted to look at locations available where a dollar store might be located in Greenfield. Several locations were looked at and owners asked if they would sell the property, but they declined. Lots were considered on the square which could be used, but Atwater Group wanted to be located on Rt. 267, if possible. The location across from UCB, which was owned by the fire department and had been considered for

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the location of a municipal building, was basically the only location available on Rt. 267. On Jan. 28, the city council met with the fire department. “After much discussion, the fire department wanted to be guaranteed a place to build if they gave up their lot for the dollar store,” White said. “The city only owns three places – Lions Park, which we can’t sell because it is designated in deed to remain a park, South Park and the city lake. When hearing Atwater Group had wanted South Park, they chose the location.” White said the reason the fire department wanted this location was to keep the ISO rating down, which in turn keeps insurance premiums down for homeowners. The ISO rating is determined by several factors (See, family dollar, A2)

Students send Valentine cards to cancer survivors

By CArmeN eNSiNger Greene Prairie Press Greenfield and North Greene elementary students are joining in the fight against cancer as part of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Greene County. Students were given the task of creating their own custom Valentine’s cards, complete with inspirational message, which were then passed along to the cancer survivors in Greene County. “Most kids really love helping others,” 2014 Greene County Relay For Life co-chair Sarah Hensley said. “It’s important to foster those skills and help them understand that anyone, big or small, really can make a positive difference in our community.” Greene County Relay For Life has been successfully involving school children in the fight against cancer for several years now, sponsoring mini-relays to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Julie George, a second grade teacher at Greenfield and a member of the Relay For Life Committee, explained how the two schools became involved in this altruistic endeavor. “We were at one of our Relay meetings and Lindsay Nation, Income Development Representative with the American Cancer Society, suggested the children make valentines for the cancer survivors,” George said. “Since I’m a teacher here at Greenfield and Pam Painter is a former teacher at North Greene, we both said we would take care of our respective schools.” Teachers in first through sixth grades explained to their classes what the valentines were, and students created them adding special messages such as, “Hope you are feeling better,” “We’re so proud of you,” etc. George said the valentine’s were then sent to the ACS office in Springfield where they were sent out to cancer (See, valentines, A2)

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The Greene County Board unanimously approved obtaining a $160,000 loan for the purchase of three pieces of equipment needed by the highway department to complete its road and bridge projects. Highway Department Supervisor Dave Marth asked the board to approve getting bids and approving the purchase of an oil distributor, excavator and pile hammer at the Feb. 13 board meeting. The oil distributor is used to disperse oil on the county roads and is very much in need of replacement before summer. “To get an oil distributor, it takes 90 days for them to build it,” Marth said. “They build them to order, so we are wanting to move forward with advertising it for bids because it will take them 90 days from the time the bid is accepted to get it built.” The other major piece of equipment needed is the excavator. “You are looking at a fairly major investment here,” Marth said. “It’s reached its turnover age for us as far as age and hours, so we are really wanting to advertise and turn it over.” As for the pile hammer, the county’s gave out last year and the county was forced to rent one. Their plan is to rent one this fall and then purchase it. The highway department has $250,000 in its equipment budget. “I estimate the cost of these three items with our trade-in difference would come to about $320,000,” Marth said. “If we could borrow half of that for one year at an interest rate of two percent it would keep us within budget. This $160,000 could be paid off next year. All three of these are needed turnover items this year.” Also at Marth’s request, the board approved the hiring of a part-time employee. “We are so short staffed right now and we have a bridge project and an overlay project going on and another bridge project

this fall,” Marth said. “We are really shorthanded when it comes time to do the oiling and chipping. We simply don’t have enough truck drivers. Hopefully, we will only have to use them intermittentantly.” Judge James Day spoke to the board about the need to recommend someone to become the county’s public guardian and/ or public administrator. Deak Guis, who died in October of last year, had fulfilled both duties for many years, and with his death there is no one to take care of them now. A public administrator takes care of the estates of deceased people who have no living relatives and have not left a will appointing an executor. “This person would take care of the estate and see the assets are distributed and the bills paid,” Judge Day said. “He would be paid out of the assets of the estate, so this is no cost to the county.” Day said it would be beneficial if the public administrator were also a lawyer. “If you have an administrator who is also a lawyer, then he or she could handle the estate and take care of the legal matters and would not have to hire a lawyer to help out which would save on the cost. A lot of times a non-lawyer will have to hire an attorney and both charge fees to the estate, so I recommend the person be an attorney if there is one available and willing to do so.” The public guardian takes care of the estates of living people and has certain responsibilities such as making a report each month, watching over the care of the person and if the person has any assets, managing those assets. The guardian can be paid out of the assets that belong to the living person.” “The laws are strict in that if the ward’s estate goes below $25,000 then the state guardian can take over,” Judge Day said. “As I see it, as long as the estate remains above $25,000 the guardian could again be paid out of those - again at no cost to the county - so it is not a bad deal.” (See, county board, A2)

By CArmeN eNSiNger Greene Prairie Press If you’ve ever wondered what your greatgreat-great grandmother would have looked like if she had lived past the age of 40, then forensic artist Linda McGuire just might be able to help you. McGuire, of Carrollton, will be presenting a program dealing in forensic art at the March 16 meeting of the Greene County Historical Society at the Lee-Baker Hodges House on the square at 2 p.m. McGuire, 68, began delving into the realm of forensic art five years ago, taking numerous

classes over the years with some well known artists. Last June she had the opportunity to take a class in Springfield sponsored by the Illinois State Police on the subject of age progression of children. From the time her daughter was young, McGuire has nurtured a desire to help parents find their missing children. “One of my greatest fears when my daughter was growing up was she would disappear and I would never see her again,” McGuire said. “I even went so far as to tell her when she was 13 if she ever did decide to run away to at least call me and tell me she was still alive. This all got (See, forensic artist, A2)

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Twisted Taco in Carrollton was the scene of a musical extravaganza Sunday afternoon with performers from area bands joining together for an afternoon of music . it was the first jam session held at the restaurant which plans on holding the jam sessions every Sunday . everyone is welcome to come play or listen . Left to right: Tracy Camden, ray roentz, randy roentz, Jackie Lakin, Byron Beiermann and Kanny Darr . C

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Food pantry receives donation from Monsanto By CARMEN ENSINGER Greene Prairie Press North Greene Area Food Pantry received a $2,500 donation from the Monsanto Corporation thanks to a Greene County farmer who submitted the organization to receive the substantial donation. Steven Dean was selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, and he selected North Greene Area Food Pantry to receive the $2,500 donation. Gale Custer, Director of the North Greene Area Food Pantry, accepted the donation in a ceremony Friday morning at the Food

Pantry. “This is a wonderful surprise and certainly one which will help a lot of families struggling to put food on the table in the North Greene area,” Custer said. “This donations means we can feed our people in this area another month.” Custer said that it costs between $2,500 to $3,000 a month to feed those families who come to the food pantry for assistance. They have been averaging between 225 to 230 families per month coming in for help for a combined total of 700 people they are feeding. America’s Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support non-profit

organizations doing important work in rural communities - such as the food pantry. The program encourages farmers to enter to win $2,500, which is then directed to the farmer’s non-profit of choice. Launched on a national level in 2011, the program has grown to encompass 1,289 eligible counties in 39 states. One farmer from each county is chosen to receive the $2,500 grant. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the program is part of the America’s Farmers Initiative, which highlights the important contributions farmers make every day to our society. Custer said in the coming

months this donation is going to become even more significant with the price of propane reaching all-time highs, leaving many people with choosing between heating fuel and food. “The saddest part of all is that many of the people we get through here are working families,” Custer said. “They have jobs, but the jobs don’t pay them enough to take care of their bills and feed their family. It’s very sad and it happens more than what people want to realize.” The North Greene Area Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and families may visit once a month.

‘Billy-Bob’s Gags to Riches’ sees historic ratings By BoB CRoSSEN Greene Prairie Press A show filmed in Calhoun County about a local businessman and his gag product company reached the highest ratings of any pilot aired on the Discovery Channel. Aired on a Tuesday night at 9 p.m., “Billy-Bob’s Gags to Riches” reached nearly 1.4 million viewers without any advertisement or commercials from its airing network, Discovery Channel, alerting viewers to the show’s existence. Jonah White, owner of Billy-Bob Products located in Hardin, said he is glad to see the show rise in popularity, but cannot confirm nor deny if the show has been picked up for a series. White created the premise of the show with the intent of showing other people how he lives his life and how to be genuine. He said too often popular reality shows are scripted and do not represent the people who are in them. “One tough part of my show was

pitching that it was real, and pitching that it’s non-scripted because networks want fake television,” White said. With a pet black bear, Nibbles, a manmade lake and an aviary next to his house, White leads a life unlike many. After graduating from Missouri State University, he said he lived in a cave for a year, pondering what to do next with his life before being introduced to Rich Bailey, his former business partner. Bailey created the first set of Billy Bob Teeth while in dental school in Edwardsville and used them to flirt with women at football games. White met him after one of the games and knew immediately the teeth were a million-dollar idea. Bailey eventually moved and began his dental practice, and White took over Bailey’s share of the company after paying off his dental school bills. Since the episode aired, he said his company has been inundated by individuals looking to pitch their million-dollar ideas to him.

“It’s an inspirational show that anybody can make it in this country if they do things right,” White said, “And that you should be proud of what you are and where you live and what you do.” The popularity of the show has already brought him some fame. He attended a trade show in Pennsylvania in early February when he was swarmed by people asking for photographs with him and his signature. White said it was overwhelming to get such a response so shortly after the first episode of the show aired. If he put in his earbuds to listen to music as he moved from place to place, people would not grab him as much, but would still point and talk about him. He said the fame is something to which he and his family will have to adjust. “We decided as a family to let me make this show happen three years ago,” White said. “We all sat down at the table and I discussed if they wanted me to do this, because I had a 100 percent confidence in myself

and I didn’t want to do the show if nobody wanted to take part in it.” As the show was airing, he said one of his kids was getting a flood of friend requests on Facebook during the commercial breaks of the premiere. He said he had to convince his wife the most because she values her privacy more than others. Even the company’s website was unable to handle the sudden surge in popularity as it crashed when the show aired a second time, but with a little maintenance, White said it was up and running again. “Billy Bob’s Gags to Riches” premiered Jan. 28 and 1.4 million people tuned in, and since that time, the show has aired on Discovery Channel an additional nine times. White declined to comment on the show’s future regarding potential additional filming and the possibility of a full season premiere. For more information about Billy-Bob Products, visit billybobproducts.com or check out its Facebook page by searching “BillyBob Teeth.”

Toni Lansaw spoke on behalf of the concerned citizens of Greenfield after White’s comments. “Our concern is not for the immediate possibility of a municipal building being put there, but there may be a different council sitting here when the time does come and they may feel the need to honor the agreement you made with the fire department,” Lansaw said. “We also wish there would have been a public forum held, similar to the one held when considering the First Baptist Church.” Lansaw said she was also concerned about the sustainability associated with a new store. “I agree that we need new business in Greenfield, but I am also worried about whether we can support a new dollar store,” she said. “Can we support it along with those we already have, because we certainly don’t want to lose any of our current businesses.” Lansaw presented a petition to

the council with around 160 signatures of people who wanted to save the park. “There was never any intention to push this through and never consult anyone,” Mayor Chuck Morrow said. “You elected us to work for you and that is what we are trying to do.” White said the cost of the building will probably be such that it forces a referendum to be put on the ballot so the citizens would get to vote on it

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(Continued from A1) me to thinking about all the parents who do have missing children and when I realized I could help people find their children, this is what really spurred me on to go ahead and get certified.” There are many other areas in which forensic artistry can be applied other than just in law enforcement to compile composite sketches of suspects or do age progression on a missing child. There is also a historical aspect involved and it is this side that McGuire will be concentrating on during her lecture in March. The forensic artist must be able to create a composite sketch from the details given from their subject and essentially create the image they see in their mind. One of her first challenges came when she was asked to create a composite of a farmhouse as it looked back in the early 1900s. Don Allen, who will turn 100 years old on March 22, asked McGuire to help him create a

sketch of the old farmstead as he remembered it before he went off to college. “When he came home from college his family had completely changed the structure of the home and he was so disappointed,” McGuire said. “His daughter, Dottie Day, asked me if I would sit down with him and try to recreate what he remembered of the homestead before he went off to college.” McGuire collaborated with Allen, probing the recesses of his mind to drag out any little detail that may help in recreating the past. “He mentioned something about visitors riding up to the house on horseback, and so I asked him where they tied the horses when they got there,” McGuire said. “That brought back the memory of a big metal ring on a tree which is where they would tie their horses and I included that in the drawing. Basically, it is just a matter of drawing out those memories. One

memory might lead to another.” She also tries to help with the identification of old photos. “If someone would have some old photographs that they are not sure if it is a picture of a family member or just some stray photo that got mixed in with family photos, I can try to help them out,” McGuire said. “I can put them up against photos of several different photos of other family members and search for any similar characteristics.” At her age, McGuire decided to remain “old school” in the pursuit of her hobby. “I do not use a computer to do the age progression like most forensic artists do,” she said. “If I spend all that time doing digital work then I’m not doing the hand drawing, which is what I love. It’s like any other thing - if you don’t practice it and keep practicing it, you are going to lose your skills.” Her presentation at the historical society is free and open to the public

County Board (Continued from A1) Judge Day said while the county can recommend a person or persons to fill these positions, the decision is ultimately up to the Illinois Senate. “The way it works is that they want a recommendation from the county and this recommendation has to be approved by the governor,” he said. “This appointment then has to be approved by the Illinois Senate. So, you don’t get to

pick who it is going to be but you do get to recommend.” Judge Day went on to say that he had sent notes to the attorneys in the county and asked them to contact Board Chairman Joe Nord if they would be interested in either position. The board accepted the resignation, effective at the end of the month, of County Probation Officer Evan Van Meter who has taken another job.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Department will be adding a new vehicle to its fleet after the board approved spending up to $15,000 for the purchase of a 2013 Ford Interceptor with only 28,000 miles on it. The county is looking to sell the former ambulance shed in White Hall and authorized board member Mark Strang the authority to select a realtor who would give the board the best rate on selling the property.

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(Continued from A1) patients residing in Greene County. On June 13, the Relay will kick off with a special Survivor’s Lap, a moving experience honoring those who have defeated cancer. Survivors will join together to walk the opening lap, unified in victory and hope, while the rest of

the event’s participants surround the track to cheer them on. This empowering celebration is just a small piece of the special experience of Relay For Life. Relay For Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and faith-based groups to finish the fight against cancer.

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a part of the flag pole’s landscape. No one wants to destroy or do away with these memorials.” On Feb. 4, the Atwater Group met with the fire department to propose a deal for the Main and Walnut St. location. “Before the deal was finalized, Atwater had to finalize deals for the lots on the north end, which is why the city didn’t publicize this information about the project at this time,” White said. “If people would have come to us we would have shared what we knew.” Nothing is absolutely written in stone on any of this. “We have been told it is probably going to happen, but there are still a lot of ‘ifs’ before a municipal building can be put up,” White said. “It is possible before this is all finalized that there could be other possible locations become available. The city does not want to use South Park unless there are no other options.”

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(Continued from A1) including being centrally located and ease of access to the highway. South Park is the oldest park in town, having been established in 1836, just two years after the founding of Greenfield. Over the years, several memorials have been placed in the park including a memorial tree for long-time city clerk Brenda Bishop and both a tree and concrete memorial for Jeremiah Costello, who was killed while serving his country in the military. White said they would be incorporated into the new building if and when it was erected. “Brenda Bishop’s tree sits on the northwest corner so it wouldn’t be disturbed at all and would become a part of the natural landscape,” White said. “Depending on the size of the building, Costello’s tree may stay there and be a part of it or it may be moved. The fire department has told us they would be honored to have the concrete monument be

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Wednesday February 19, 2014

Barrow Baptist Church news Service times are 9:30 a.m. Sunday school and 10:30 a.m. morning worship with nursery service available. Everyone is invited to either or both services. On Sunday, Feb. 16 we had 32 attending Sunday school and 37 attending morning worship. Remember our men and women in uniform and the leaders of our nation in your prayers. Others on our prayer list include Keith Forrester, Lucille Seely, Maureen Martin, Audrey Prather, Merle Howard, Connie Sturgeon, Michael Ryan, Bethene Hatcher, Karla Cannon, Brenda Early, David Stendeback, Brenda Sexton, Blaze Farris, Amber Gourley, Reba Hester, Teri Parker, Kenny Stice, Ed Crabtree, Susie Kieffer, Larry Minor, and Jane Smith. There are no birthdays or anni-

versaries to report this week. On Saturday, March 1 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship hall, a group of musicians, several from our church, will be playing music. They call themselves the Campfire Band. Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. A love offering will be taken towards the upkeep of the hall. During morning worship Chancey Sturgeon played "Hallelujah" on the piano, Rich Caskey sang "Hallelujah Square" and Judy Cannon read a poem titled "Hang It On the Cross." There is no ladies luncheon this month due to the weather we have been having. That's all for this week. Have a good week and share a smile with everyone you meet and stay safe.

history are being brought back to Israel from everywhere they were scattered. He took two sticks, one Judah and Joseph and made them one stick. They are no longer divided. Sunday evening: Prayer and singing. We are still in Ezekiel 37: 21-28. His people shall be one nation (not divided). David, my servant, shall be King over them, they shall have one shepherd: and they shall walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes and do them. I will be their God and they shall be my people. This is all going to happen forever and ever. The Lord's Supper will be Sunday evening March 2. Please pray for our country and our leaders, our troops and their families, the sick, those in nursing homes and hospitals, the bereaved, traveling mercies 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.

the day. That our of this world chicken noodle soup of Tina's. Takes a lot of time and work for that much and the other soups. We are still in need of a few pies not called in. For pies, call 589-5003. The Campfire Players are ready to play and entertain us that day. They will be well worth your time to come and hear them. Also the Silent Auction has some beautiful things. You won't want to miss a thing. Each year gets better and better and bigger. The food is so good, it goes fast. One of the Walkerville community families has left us and moved to White Hall. Darrell and Delores Ford are all settled in their new home and love it. Remember jellybeans come in all colors and flavors. Everyone is a different flavor because God made us that way. Beloved if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another, 1 John 2: 11. An untended leak can sink a ship and unresolved anger can destroy a friendship. Fix the leak. Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity, Psalm 133: 1. So good to fellowship at Walkerville. Jesus loves you and so do we. See you in church Sunday.

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Charity Southern Baptist Church invites you to worship with us. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., church at 10:30. Choir practice at 6, church service at 7 p.m. Wednesday night Bible Study starts at 7 p.m. Our purpose in our church is to honor God, reach the unsaved, and with our utmost ability and faithfulness promote growth in the Lord. In doing so, we will support fellowship, become alert for new prospects and always work to reclaim inactive members. Charity Praise Band did an uplifting gospel medley and we had a very heartwarming special "The Bible Tells Me So" performed by Jason Hufford. Julie George led praise and worship with " God will make a way " and ended with " Hallelujah Praise the Lamb". The "We Care" Food Pantry will be serving this Saturday February 22nd from 9:30-11:30. We will be starting an Experiencing God class during Sunday School starting on March 2nd. Please see Kelly Moore this week if you would like to sign up so we make sure we have enough books ordered. W.O.M. is hosting a soup, sandwich & dessert supper on March 2nd at 5:30 p.m. All you need to bring is yourself. There will be a great speaker. Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet will be at Charity on March 16th at 7 p.m. The baby bottles for the Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center need to be returned by Sunday February 23rd. Iron Sharpens Iron Men's Conference is March 22nd in Springfield. Sign up sheet and informational pamphlet are on the bulletin board. This week we celebrated the birthday of Jordan Ford and the anniversary of Ronnie and Ruth Fergurson who have been married for 61 years! This week Brother Bill Smith gave a message from Ephesians 2:10, "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them". This verse expresses that God made us to do his works, to spread his word and to reach the unsaved. We know, love and trust

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“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?” Matthew 16:26

6 p.m. for all local children. Our church has a dedicated Bible Study Group that meets every Thursday morning at 10 am. Our Sunday services include Sunday School at 9 am for adults and children's classes and regular services at 10 am. Our services are always open, please come and join us. Please put a Save-a-date on your calendar for Sunday, March 2 at noon for our annual Auction & Spaghetti Dinner. It will be held in the Fellowship Hall next door to our church. All proceeds will go to Lake Springfield Baptist Camp to help with maintenance and repairs of the facility, and also to purchase items on their “Wish List” . This is always a fun time. Please try to join us as the cause is a good one for our children attending a summer camp. Our church is also making a new “Church Directory” and we are looking forward to updating all information. Pictures for this directory will be taken the week of March 25 – 29, 2014. If you need spiritual service or counsel, please don't hesitate to contact our church. You may reach Pastor Don at (618 ) 751-0007. You may also reach Pastor Don at doncarp@hotmail.com. Our church is so very blessed to have Don Carpenter and his family to be a very special part of Eldred Baptist Church.

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Walkerville Baptist Church news Sunday was a dreary day. Fine group and fine message. A beautiful singer. Our guest was Paul Calison. Today you can ice skate anywhere. It's not safe to try to walk on the porch even. Maybe tomorrow there will be sunshine and smiles. It's a good day to work on the inside odd jobs to get caught up before Spring. We all enjoy the Baldes' new baby boy. It truly is a blessing to see a newborn baby and to think he's getting a good start in church. So many sick, Carla McKinnon, Bonnie Hardwick, Kevin Kamrider, Brenda Sexton, John Garner, Betty Newman, Melanie Mast, Gail Ford, Ray and Patty Baldes, Andy Ross. Valentine's Day came and went and so has the chocolate candy. The weather sounds like it's not going to let up with two inches of snow on top of this. Hope they benefit March 29. Flyers are being posted here and there and the tickets are out this week. Only 700, so be sure and get one, they will go fast. Nothing better than a grilled hamburger on the farm. This beef is being processed and ready to pick up the day of the drawing, which is at 2 p.m. on the 29th. The food is being prepared and planned for

Don Carpenter – Interim Pastor As reported by Mary Eustace Our message today was part of a series of messages from the book of John. “The Heart of Worship” John 4: 1-26. Our service today, February 16, 2014 focused on manner of worship. The word “worship” means a very great love or admiration. Are you passionate about your knowledge of GOD? Are you seeking the scriptures daily to know more about this GOD you love? Are you passionate about sharing your knowledge of GOD or too concerned about what others will think of you if you share Jesus Christ with them? Worship is a spiritual action, not a physical location or song or time in service. If you don't know anything about Jesus, how can you say you love him? True worshipers seek out knowledge from the Bible exactly how our GOD wants us/ demands us to worship Him. GOD doesn't just want some of our day, thoughts and prayers, to truly worship our GOD He wants to be number one in our life. But look at what Jesus says about those who would truly worship GOD...”But the hour is coming. And is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth for the Father is seeking such people to worship Him” Our church serves a Children's Ministry supper and a lesson on Jesus each Wednesday evening at

The great hockey player Wayne Gretzky wisely counseled that “You will miss one-hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.” Of course the flip side of this is that you will miss a lot of the shots you do take, though it is bound to be less than one-hundred percent. Wise men and women have always advised us to take calculated risks, and remind us that when nothing is ventured, nothing is gained. The wise man who penned Ecclesiastes advised us to “Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth.” (Ecclesiastes 11:2) This seems to be suggesting that we diversify, i.e., to not put all our eggs in one basket, but rather to invest a bit in seven or even eight different ventures. This is certainly good advice when it comes to our finances, but what about our spiritual treasures? Should we treat our souls, or our salvation as an investor thinking about where to put our money? Definitely not, for in the realm of spirit, you have to be “all in.” God doesn’t want halfhearted followers, so in deciding where to put your spiritual wealth, we should indeed put all of our eggs in one basket. – Christopher Simon

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Calvary Baptist Church news Feb. 16. Bro. Brad welcomed everyone and made the announcements. Bible Study each Tuesday at 6 p.m.; Feb. 18, 6 p.m. business meeting; Feb. 23, potluck after morning services. If you have any old shoes that are still good bring to church by Feb. 23. They need to be tied or rubber banded together. This is for the water project. Anniversary Bro. Baxter and Donna. 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 Sis. Cindy as leader. Bro. Baxter prayed and then brought message from Ezekiel 37: 1-21. The Lord had chastised the land of Israel and its inhabitants. The Lord took Ezekiel and placed him among the bones in the valley. The Lord ask if these bones could live. Behold I will cause breath to enter into the bones and ye shall live. So I prophesied as the Lord told me, and these bones lived. Our Lord is a great and amazing Lord. These bones are the whole house of Israel. He opened their graves and brought them into the land of Israel. The Jews at this time in

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God and have turned our lives over to him, but there are so many unsaved souls out there that do not know Jesus Christ as their lord and Savior. They give themselves into sin not knowing the overwhelming love and blessings that our Lord can give them. Our purpose on earth is to help spread the gospel and reach everyone we can, to help the ones who cannot help themselves and to give blessings and hope to those who are in need. God has plan for all of us that he has already prepared for us. Brother David used to say that this is not our real home, its only temporary. Our real home is in Heaven with Jesus. Let us reach out our hands and our hearts and help to light the way for the ones out there who have not yet stopped and listened to Jesus speak to them. Let us help to guide the unsaved to find Jesus. Please pray for these: Jeremy Meyer, Missy Shafer, Virginia & Deneen Weber, Vic Lohr's family, Betty Blackburn, Rob Smay, Wilma Thornton, Norma Jean Combs, Merle Howard, Sharon Patino, Alex Mansfield, Amanda Turley, Kourtnee Stephenson, Chuck Yancey, Harmony Cummins, Becky Bishop, Tracey Daley's daughter, our unspoken requests, our country, military families, nursing home residents, shut-ins and or church as we search for a new pastor.

Greenfield First Baptist Church news The service on Dec. 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, Marty Albrecht, 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 and his mother, Janet Ornellas, Aspyn Pate, Nancy Pattison, W.D. Pembrook, Bob Plogger, Vern Range, Joy Settles, Luke and 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 “Be Like Jesus!”, from Philippians 2:1-11, begins with: “therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others”. How do we become one in spirit and mind? By focusing on the same thing. By having the same drive and passion. John 17:20-23, says, “I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you”. Jesus gives us the formula; He has given us the glory, the love of God in our hearts, so that we can be one in God and Christ. Then the world will know the Christ is God’s Son and was sent by God. Ephesians 4:11-13, “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” Paul gives us in Ephesians the criteria to evaluate to know when we have attained being one in mind and spirit. We become mature and

look more like the fullness of Christ. We look like servants of God, which was the purpose of Christ on earth. Whose interest did Jesus look after? Who was He trying to please? John 8:28-29, “ So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me”. Jesus became the greatest by his humble acts of service and ultimate sacrifice for others. Matthew 23:11-12, “The greatest among you will be your servant. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Jesus did not use the power he could have. He did not take advantage of his role and knew the reason and purpose why he was here: to serve and offer hope and forgiveness of sins. Matthew 26:52-54, “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. Forgiveness of sins would only come by Jesus becoming a slave and bowing down to death on a tree. Just how humbling would it have been for Jesus to give up his power in Heaven to come to earth as a man? Christ emptied himself, gave up his throne. He is the only one who could give up this throne and save us with His unselfish gift. Why would one willingly become a servant? It is a greater cause than just fulfilling their own desires. The intentions of the one submitted to has a greater plan and purpose. The greater one will use the power to bring about a greater good than one can do on their own. True love is about giving or sacrifice and not about receiving or what is in it for me. Jesus gave his life, as a servant, to show His love for us, that we may choose to one day love Him in return, that we would understand how His love is really what saves us (Romans 5:8). Selfish desires still creep up and we need God’s help to keep them at bay. That is why the continual, daily humility is needed. Remember that Paul is writing these things to the church at Philippi so that they may be encouraged in hard times. Continue to love and serve one another, even when times are hard for you. After all, Jesus did this in the hardest of times, at His death, and received a great reward for it. We too, if we continue to serve, will receive a great reward from Him. One of the last acts of Jesus with his disciples was the washing of their feet. John 13:14-15, “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”


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North Greene FFA celebrating a half-century Carrollton FFA strives to help those in need

Priding itself on the many community contributions, the North Greene FFA Chapter, based out of North Greene High School, in now its 50th year of promoting the importance of agriculture in the rural communities in northern Greene County. Program advisor Josh Lawson said involvement in the program helps develop leadership, personal growth and later career success. Through its curation of the school’s memorial garden and trophy case, procurement of picnic tables at Roodhouse Park, involvement in the Adopt-aHighway program and construction of a bell tower, benches, White Hall’s Santa house, playground at Greene County head start and the Stickley Park bridge North Greene FFA members have left their mark on the community. The chapter also coordinates events and recognizes the hardships and sacrifices of others in the area by sandbagging during flooding, holding an annual Veteran’s Day ceremony, ringing the bells for the Salvation Army, holding a twice-a-year blood drive, as well as several other activities. Plans for this year include an Ag Education Day, consignment auction, flower sale, donkey basketball and continuing to salute the nation’s veterans. Current North Greene FFA membership tops 30 students,

Several members of the North Greene FFA Chapter.

including: president Nathan Early, vice president Colton Rawe, secretary Blane Schutz, reporter Trent Northcutt, treasurer Aaron Isham, sentinel Carissa Smith. Rebecca Bugg, Annie Howerton, Ian Cecil, Nick Dawdy, Chance Meyers, Molly Dirksmyer, Sami Angenendt, Matt Dawber, Josie Talkington, Bradly Mayfield, Alexis Gillis, Laramie Chaffin, Katie Norris, Jordan Clark,

Justin Pollard, Jethro Alexander, Lynnsey Elliott, Isaiah Hackethal, Logan McCartney, RJ Dively, Matthew Wyatt, Cheyenne Eschbach, Whitney Estler, Kasie Leonard, Jacob Brown, Nick Gioscio, Kendra Heberling, Cody Fisher, Josh Newingham, Clark Wallis, Jake Stuller, Dakota Dawdy, Dillion Lawson, Brandon Long, Michael Williams and Logan Davidson.

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Carrollton’s FFA Chapter may be Greene County’s oldest, but it remains one of the most highly active in the tri-county area. The chapter was founded April 26, 1947 and has been serving the Carrollton community ever since. The chapter’s most significant undertaking for 2014 may be the donkey basketball charity fundraiser, scheduled for April 14. The event is designed to raise money to assist area residents with mounting medical expenses. “We want to be able to help out as many families in our community as possible through this unique fundraiser,” chapter reporter Ashley Steinacher said. The chapter also works with Carrollton’s local hospital to provide fresh produce to use for patients’ meals. The produce is grown in the school’s greenhouse, which was just reconstructed with the help a of a $10,000 from the Monsanto Fund. Later this year, the chapter plans to hold an Ag Day at Carrollton Grade School, which is a fun-filled day that teaches younger students about agriculture. The FFA members also grow flowers in the greenhouse, which they plan to plant throughout the community. The initiative shown by the Carrollton FFA Chapter has led to future success for many of its members. Over the years, 23 members

Calhoun FFA closing in on 70 years Calhoun FFA Chapter does its part to show how much its members care for the people and places that make up the local community. The chapter organizes a trash pick-up, cares for the garden at the high school and helps out during the high school’s annual Veterans Day ceremony. The members also hold a Farmer Appreciation lunch and serve the Farm Bureau dinner. Calhoun FFA has been recognized with a Cooperative award, Student Development section award and have had 26 members receive State FFA Degrees since the chapter’s founding in 1947. The chapter has a goal of a current member receiving a State FFA Degree and have two members hold a section office, as well

as coordinate more community service projects. This year’s members include: Tanner Bick, Sara Brodbeck, Travis Dailey, Cory Bushnell, Connor Carmody, David Clothier, Amanda Donelson, Josh Gross, Michael Finch, Faith Fisher, Nolan Fisher, Josh Funk, Harley Webster, Shannon Hausmann, Shawna Huelsmann, Logan Johnson, Madison Keeton, Welsey Klocke, Nathaniel Lammy, Eddie Lieber, Luke Long, Becca Oswald, Haley Preston, Maggie Raddatz, Brady Robeen, Luke Rother, Dalton Schumann, Bailey Shofner, Cody Steckel, Laura Gress, Chad Webster, Ashley Brannon, Macie Lehr, Maggie Hougland, Cassidy Becker and Tyler Webster.

The 2013-14 Calhoun High School FFA chapter.

Greenfield community reaps rewards of FFA’s efforts Planting flowers, coordinating food drives and putting together care packages for members of the armed forces, Greenfield’s FFA members are seeking to make an impact in northeastern Greene County. Greenfield’s FFA Chapter is one of 121 recipients of an FFA Food For All Grant, which will allow members to establish a Greenfield community garden to help area families fill their pantries with fresh produce from the garden. The chapter has annual flower sales, selling off plants grown in the school’s greenhouse. The fundraiser helps sus-

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“We really enjoy

seeing our customers each year and are very proud of the plants that we produce.” Beth Burrow FFA Sponsor

ter undertakes, which makes a strong greenhouse growing season essential to its mission. “We really enjoy seeing our customers each year and are very proud of the plants that we produce,” FFA sponsor Beth Burrow said. The Greenfield FFA Chapter, established in 1980, strives to help members reach their highest potential and career goals. This year, the chapter has 35 members. Burrow said community members interested in helping with the community garden should contact Greenfield High School at 217-368-2219.

Jerseyville FFA’s storied history continues to grow Eighty-five years after founding, the Jerseyville Chapter of Future Farmers of America is firmly seated itself as one the area’s strongest. The chapter contributes to the community almost nonstop throughout the year. Ringing bells for the Salvation Army, helping the Elks Lodge with Christmas baskets for the needy and coordinating two Red Cross blood drives at Jersey Community High School each year, demonstrate members’ commitment to Jersey County residents. Members are also going above and beyond to make the county more aesthetically pleasing. A landscaping projects through the construction and landscaping classes earned FFA member Volunteers of the Year Awards for their work at Pere Marquette State Park last year. The construction aspect of FFA has also benefitted the JCHS drama department, which has sets built by the FFA members. Like many other area chapters, Jerseyville FFA grows plants in the

greenhouse at the high school and sells them to the public. But, the Jerseyville Chapter has separated itself from other chapters through the Career Development Events (CDE), in which members compete against a dozen local section chapters in several categories. Jerseyville placed first in eight of the 14 categories, including: Forestry, Land Use, Agronomy, Dairy Foods, Parliamentary Procedure, Meats Evaluation, Job Interview and Agriculture Mechanics. “The Greenhands (freshmen) also placed first in half of their team competitions,” Jerseyville FFA sponsor Jeff Goetten said. “One thing we take pride in is being competitive in all the CDEs, which has produced seven straight All Excellence teams. This would be our equivalent to conference champs.” Members of the All Excellence Team included Terri Wendle, Devin Montgomery, Ryan Kanallakan, Sid Sarginson, Holly Goetten and Dylan

Schmidt. On the Greenhands team were Laura Kirbach, Wyatt Jones, Blake Lott and Jacob Sutton. Other individuals with noteworthy accomplishments include Garrett Brangenber, State FFA Degree recipient and Section 15 FFA vice president; Holly Goetten and Sarginson, state competition qualifiers for their record books on their Supervised Agricultural Experience programs. Jeff Goetten said the goals set forth by the national FFA chapter – developing leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education – are paramount ambitions of the Jerseyville FFA Chapter. The Jerseyville FFA Chapter has 94 members, including JCHS students, as well as seventh and eighth graders from within the district. Current officers include: president Terri Wendle, vice president Sid Sarginson, reporter Laura Kirbach, secretary Krista Russell, treasurer Ryan Kanallakan, sentinel Tony Randolph and advisors Kami Kates and Jeff Goetten.

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have received the American FFA Degree, which is awarded to members “who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments,” according to the national FFA website. More than 100 members have received the State FFA Degree. Much of the past success has been attributed to former sponsor Kevin Brannan, who retired this year after 33 years. Current members include: president Travis Smith, vice president Olivia Schnettgoecke, secretary Christian Curtner, reporter Ashley Steinacher, treasurer Tommy Phillips, sentinel Logan Gardner, and two student council representatives Eric Steinacher and Lindsey Lake. Other members of the Carrollton FFA chapter are: Travis Alexander, Brayden Arnett, Jayce Arnett, Liz Bland, Austin Bowman, Dane Brown, Luke Brown, Matthew Campbell, Colin Christison, Dylan Clifford, Emily Davis, Keaton Devening, Ben Daum, Ryan Drainer, Logan Duba, Jacob Durham, Lucas Gardner, Bailey Garrison, Lauren Gray, Chase Griffith, Brianna Keubrich, Mason Lloyd, Erika Nord, Josh Pinkerton, Wade Prough, Randy Rabe, Jenny Reif, Brayden Rhoads, Austin Ringhausen, Nick Schmidt, Baily Schnettgoecke, Luke Schnettgoecke, Dalton Sharrow, Cody Shaw, Brant Varble, Phillip Walker and Karley White.

National FFA Week, Feb. 15-22 FFA chapters across America will

celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 1522. This year’s theme is “Ignite” and it embraces more than 80 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than half a million members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. Designated as National FFA Week in 1947, the week of George Washington’s birthday is FFA Week, and runs from Saturday to Saturday. FFA Week gives FFA members an opportunity to educate the public about agriculture. During the week, chapters conduct a variety of activities to help others in their school and community learn about FFA and agricultural education.


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A6 Helen Ford Helen Ford, age 103, of White Hall, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Oct. 26, 1910 in Glasgow, the daughter of Charles and Alice Young Clanton. She married Clarence O. Ford on Oct. 18, 1941 at Hillview, and he preceded her in death Jan. 14, 1994. She is survived by a daughter, Alice Ford of White Hall; a son, Dan (wife Anne) Ford of White Hall; five grandchildren, Kirby Ford of Vanceboro, N.C., Patrick Ford of White Hall, Dulcinea (Darin) Harms of Springfield, Jeremy (Geny) Ford of Woodson and Jordan (Mandee) Ford of Greenfield; five great-grandchildren, Dennis Ford, Lilly Beth Ford, Kaydence Ford, Talon Ford and Taryn Ford. She was preceded in death by a son, David (surviving wife Joanne, of Greenfield); two greatgrandchildren, Keivan and Kinsley Ford; a sister, Evelyn Howard; and three brothers, Harold, Marion, and Chester Clanton. Helen was a farm wife. She later worked at Coates Locker in White Hall for more than 30 years. She loved writing poetry, enjoyed sewing, quilting, crochet, and gardening, and loved being with her grandchildren very much. She was the oldest member, and very involved in the Hillview Baptist Church. She served as a Sunday school teacher, pianist, and had served the church as treasurer until she was 100 years old. She was also a member of WMU. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Hillview Baptist Church, with burial at Pine Tree Cemetery near Patterson. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall. Memorials are suggested to Hillview Baptist Church or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be left on-line at www.airsman-hires.com.

Leroy Roberts Jr. Leroy Roberts Jr., 58, of Roodhouse died on Saturday morning, Feb. 15, 2014 at St. John’s Hospice in Springfield. Born in Carrollton on Oct. 26, 1955, he was the son of the late Glenn Leroy Roberts Sr. and Ruth Scoggins Roberts. Surviving are his brothers and sister, James (wife Tina) Roberts of South Roxana, Alan (wife Betty Sue) Roberts of Springfield, Rodney (wife Debra) Roberts of Roodhouse, Brian Roberts of White Hall, Marsha (husband Russell) Buchanan of White Hall; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a niece, Misty Dawn Dixon. Leroy had worked for over 20 years for Cargill Meat Packing of Beardstown. He loved fishing and he loved his family and friends. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Roodhouse. The family will greet friends from 4 p.m. until service time that evening. Burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Hospice. Condolences may be left online at: www.airsman-hires. com.

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Ross Manning Ross Manning, 95, of Roodhouse died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at Heritage Health Care in Jacksonville. He was born Feb. 4, 1919 in Tiskilwa, the son of Albert Raymond and Vesta B. Wright Manning. He married Mary Beth Husted Sept. 25, 1942 in Virginia, Ill. Surviving is his wife, Mary Beth of Roodhouse; children, Dr. David Manning of Sherman, Dr. Guy (Robin) Manning of Orland Park, and Mary Ardis (John) Buchanan of Jacksonville; nine grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren. Four sisters preceded him in death. Mr. Manning graduated from Tiskilwa High School in 1937, the University of Illinois in 1942 and MacMurray College with a Masters Degree in 1961. He was a farmer in Greene County and a math and science teacher at Roodhouse Junior High School and Jonathan Turner Junior High School in Jacksonville. He was a member of the White Hall First Christian Church. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the First Christian Church in White Hall. Rev. Rex Beard officiated. Visitation was held Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of the service at the church. Internment followed in the Fernwood Cemetery in Roodhouse. Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church, Roodhouse Fire Protection or White Hall First Responders,

John Shafer John F. “Frank” Shafer, age 74, of Springfield, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He is survived by his wife Janet, one step-son, Derick (Amelia) Cheek of Springfield; one granddaughter, Anna Cheek; four brothers, Darrel of Canton, Mo., Larry (Bev) of Springfield, Richard of Greenfield, David (Ann) of Jacksonville; three sisters, Nelda King of Woodson, Linda Settles of Jacksonville, Debbie (Rick) Wellhausen of Jerseyville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronald L. Shafer. Frank was born on March 8, 1939 in Greenfield, the son of Ralph and Helen (Piper) Shafer. He married Janet Moore on Sept. 29, 1995 in Greenfield. Frank worked at Stone Seed Company and later farmed in the Greenfield and Springfield areas for many years Visitation was held on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11a.m. at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens, Ill. Rev. Mike Keppler officiated. Burial followed at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield. Memorials can be made to American Heart Association. Family was served by Mott & Henning Funeral Home, in Athens. On-line condolences can be shared at www.mottandhenning. com.

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Save money without skimping on style on your kitchen remodel

Four quick paint color tips to awaken your home in 2014 While many resolutions are based on eating healthier and exercising more, homes rarely receive the same promise of improvement. This year, resolve to give your home some attention by committing to a new coat of paint. Painting can be a quick and cost-effective way to refresh your home, so consider updating several spaces for a clean start. Color inspiration comes from anywhere. The latest color and decor trends are great starting points. Shades from the Dutch Boy 2014 Color Trends Forecast can modernize a space with a look that matches your taste and personality. The trends collection is called Awaken and is comprised of four distinct palettes - Gather, Connect, Explore and Serene. These collections represent a renewed commitment to the environment. n Cook with color Looking to make a big impact in your kitchen on a small budget? A new color can awaken your kitchen to make it the center for all to gather. Try hues from the Dutch Boy Gather color palette, with a mix of decorative and functional kitchen items such as serving bowls, platters and pitchers. You can also rejuvenate your kitchen with an open, airy feel by adding exposed shelving. This will update the look, plus add storage space. An indoor herb garden is also a great way to add green to the room and fresh ingredients to your cooking. n Dine with color If your dining furniture is looking a bit outdated, consider painting it. Chairs, tables, side boards, buffets and more can be revitalized in just one weekend.

Card of Thanks Thank you The family of Grace George wants to express our thanks to all who gave their support and comfort to our family at the loss of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Thank you for the food, cards, visits, memorials, prayers, calls and thoughts at this time. We want to extend special thanks to Bro. Bill Smith for his comforting words, Rod Nicholson for the wonderful music, and Daws Family Funeral Home for their compassionate care at the services. A heartfelt thank you to Alsey Baptist Church and Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church for the wonderful meal and fellowship time that was provided after the service for family and friends . May God bless each and every one of you. Your kindnesses will not be forgotten.

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Be sure to properly prep your project so it withstands the wear and tear of regular usage. If your buffet or china cabinet has seen better years, remove the glass panels and drawers, and paint it a neutral hue. Swap out old hardware with new for an easy, upgraded look. Color will easily bring new life to any piece and will blend together your home's new style. n Welcome with color Create a warm welcome guests will love by pairing a bright hue on foyer walls with an eye-catching display of white-framed photos or a grouping of ornamental mirrors and plates. Paint stair risers with bold colors and patterns such as chevron, stripes or stencils for a modern and chic flair. Opt for a deeper shade of paint to hide scuff marks. Finish off the space with a set of new rugs. n Comfort with color Re-energize yourself by making calming updates to your bedroom. Paint your walls a cool hue, to incorporate a sense of relaxation and tranquility to your resting space. Adding touches of new color and comfort with bedding sets, pillows and luxury throws can quickly upgrade your sleeping space. Accent the space with color-complementing window treatments. For added rest, choose light-blocking materials to prevent excess light from waking you before your alarm. By following these simple tips, such as refreshing your paint colors, updating accessories or completing other color-inspired projects, your home will be freshly styled and you'll be enjoying your space for years to come.

Home remodel projects don't have to require an extensive budget, or look cheap when using less expensive materials. If you're interested in updating the look of your kitchen this year, you can find products and materials that allow you to create a beautiful and stylish home without paying a high price. The trick to finding these products and materials is keeping an open mind, says Summer Baltzer, interior designer and former host of HGTV's Design on a Dime. "Most homeowners are surprised by how reasonable kitchen redecorating can be when they use and reorganize existing furniture and cabinetry in new ways, or by taking a new look at how technology has improved the products their grandmothers had in their kitchens," Baltzer says. "We can save money without skimping on style, using what is already there and bringing back what has worked for years with a new look." For example, laminate was the kitchen countertop surface of choice "back in the day." Today's laminate has evolved to improve its style looking like real wood, stone or tile. When remodeling your kitchen, consider ways to use what already exists, but upgrade it with a fresh, new look. For example, if your kitchen countertops are faded, covered in stains and worn out, don't try to replace everything. Instead, consider replacing just the tops with granite-styled laminate - designed to mirror the look of granite, but at a fraction of the cost. . This way

you can keep the existing cabinets, but change the color and look of the room simply by switching out the countertops. Or consider turning a former countertop or table into a beautiful faux butcher block - without the expensive cost or ongoing maintenance of real wood. From darker oaks to light maples, laminate can transform the look of your kitchen quickly and easily. Another way to give your kitchen a fresh new look is modernizing the style. Backsplashes by the sink are very trendy in restaurants and homes these days, but tiling a large area with stone or granite can be both time-consuming and costly. Instead, consider choosing a laminate that will bring out the colors of the room, and add a bit of patterning to the walls. Switching out the fabrics in the kitchen will help you finalize the entire project within a reasonable budget. Keep the counter-height chairs, but add new seat cushions or replace the current seat cushions for a fresh style. Swap out the curtains in the window to enhance the new color scheme. Hang some new towels - you may be surprised, but the room will look completely different. As you begin to plan your kitchen remodel, keep an open mind and take a new look at those long-term products that have improved over the years. Consider how laminate designed to replicate granite, marble, stone or wood could drastically improve the look of your kitchen.

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Monday, Feb. 24: BBQ Johnny rib on bread, spicy pinto beans, peaches, vanilla wafers. Tuesday, Feb. 25: Hamburger on bun, French fries, baked apples. Wednesday, Feb. 26: Spaghetti, breadsticks, lettuce, mandarin oranges. Thursday, Feb. 27: Italian dunkers, peas, mixed fruit. Friday, Feb 28: Cheese pizza, green beans, pineapple, Jello.

All meals served with bread, butter, milk. Potato, sandwich and salad bar served daily.

Breakfast menu: Monday Biscuits/gravy; Tuesday - French toast sticks; Wednesday - Cinnabun; Thursday - Breakfast pizza; Friday Cheesy oven eggs. Juice, toast and milk offered daily. Cereal an yogurt offered as an alternate breakfast entrée. Lunch entrée alternative: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Bread and milk served daily with lunch. No salad bar at this time. Yogurt offered daily. Menu subject to change.

Carrollton High School menu Monday, Feb. 24: BBQ Johnny rib on bread, spicy pinto beans, peaches, vanilla wafers. Tuesday, Feb. 25: Hamburger on bun, French fries, baked apples. Wednesday, Feb. 26: Spaghetti,

Greenfield menu Breakfast Monday, Feb. 24: Pancakes and sausage or cereal, toast, juice, milk. Tuesday, Feb. 25: Uncrustable or cereal, toast, juice, milk. Wednesday, Feb. 26: Mini-cini or cereal, toast, juice, milk. Thursday, Feb. 27: English muffin or cereal, toast, juice, milk. Friday, Feb. 28: Biscuits and sausage gravy or cereal, toast, juice, milk. Lunch Monday, Feb. 24: Chili dog on bun, cheese, mixed fruit, ice cream, milk. Tuesday, Feb. 25: Chicken patty on white bread, green beans, pineapple, milk. Wednesday, Feb. 26: Sloppy Joe on bun, corn, pears, cookie, milk. Thursday, Feb. 27: Soft taco, cheese/salsa, tortilla chips, lettuce salad, applesauce, milk. Friday, Feb. 28: Chicken salad on white bread, potato chips, peas, peaches, milk.

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Financial planning makes college education a reality for many tunities should be maximized to keep student loan levels as low as possible." The U.S. Department of Education provides an online financial aid resource at studentaid.ed.gov to help students plan accordingly. Stipp suggests also exploring the following options:

For many, the goal of returning to school to earn a college degree provides the opportunity for impactful, long-lasting change and a more fulfilling life and career. New data shows college graduates receive benefits in addition to a higher salary potential and lower chance of unemployment. For example, in 2011, 14 percent more bachelor's degree holders were covered by employer-provided health insurance when compared to individuals holding a high school diploma. That same year, 65 percent of bachelor's degree holders working full time, year-round were offered retirement plans by their employers, compared to only 52 percent of high school graduates. Career growth, job stability and employee benefits have increased the pursuit of a college education, and with it, the cost of earning a degree. This new year, many students and their families are exploring diverse financial planning options to help make college education affordable, and the aforementioned benefits a reality. Financial aid experts like Michelle Stipp, director of student finance operations for DeVry University, suggest students explore all opportunities to decrease supplemental student loans that may be needed to cover remaining tuition costs. "Financial aid that the student does not have to pay back should be the first priority," says Stipp. "This category consists of scholarships and grants offered by institutions and third parties, such as the federal government, state government or private or nonprofit organizations. These oppor-

n Online scholarship search tools The sheer volume of options can make finding the right scholarship a challenge for prospective students. Scholarship search websites help students sift through the options. For example, scholarships.com or fastweb.com can aid in finding the right scholarship for each individual. These websites allow you to sort scholarship options by institution and relevancy. n Scholarship opportunities at your college or university Beyond financial aid, many colleges or universities provide a variety of scholarship opportunities. Students and families often factor this in during the college search process. Scholarships can be awarded for many reasons, including academic excellence, extra-curricular participation and financial need.

n The workforce needs IT pros with up-to-date skills. You may think that years of past experience are the key to success for IT professionals, but that's not necessarily true. More than nine-in-10 - 93 percent - of U.S. IT and business executives report that there is a vast difference between existing and desired skills among their staffs, according to CompTIA, a non-profit trade association representing the IT industry. n The IT world needs wellrounded tech professionals. IT challenges that employers face today demand more than just technical know-how, and newer IT degree programs are designed

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with this in mind. For instance, NEASC-accredited Mount Washington College, a part of the Kaplan Higher Education Group, offers a new online IT degree curriculum that addresses emerging areas such as ethical, legal and social issues in IT administration, cloud computing, and security and forensics. This online program also integrates gamification elements, including motivational and academic badges, which help students demonstrate the mastery of competencies aligning with industry certifications that can be earned prior to graduation - providing immediate degree value. n You may think that obstacles, such as time and money, are too difficult to overcome in order to return to school for a new degree. However, online programs are changing that. For example the new IT degree through Mount Washington College starts as low as $4,800 annually and is highly flexible to accommodate adult student schedules. The program enables students to finish assignments and earn their degrees as time permits, while juggling work, family and other responsibilities that are often roadblocks in more traditional education settings. Whether you are seeking to advance in your current career or embark on a new one, career opportunities in the IT industry are many. And now, obtaining the skills you need to be successful in this market are more accessible and affordable than ever.

ers offer to pay a portion of the employee's tuition while they are enrolled. Employer reimbursement programs are a great way to access affordable education options that can increase career potential. College-educated adults today are experiencing lower unemployment rates and other valuable benefits. As these advantages of college degree holders become more apparent, data shows the cost to pursue a degree is rising. From graduating high school seniors to working adults looking to continue their education, advance research and evaluation of financial aid and scholarship opportunities can help any student tackle the cost of education.

n Employer reimbursement programs Many employed adults also seek financial assistance when they choose to continue their education while working. In some cases, their employers provide tuition assistance or tuition reimbursement programs, through which employ-

Digital world demands new IT workforce It's no secret that technology has changed how we live. From tablets and streaming video, to big data analytics and network security, we live in a digital world that impacts us every minute of every day. However, technology not only improves the way we live and work in the present, but also offers great opportunity for the future. The rush of technology advances and innovations brings a wave of career opportunities to those with the right training, whether your objective is to advance in your current profession or explore a new one within the many business sectors under the realm of IT. Going back to school for an IT degree to increase your skill set could be the right path for you. Why?

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Create a traditional kitchen full of personality and style The kitchen is the heart of the home ... the place where memories are made while cooking, eating and sharing stories around the table. Since so much time is spent in this room, it's important to have a kitchen that fits your personality. There are many styles to choose; but traditional remains one of the most popular because of its timeless, classic look. If you're updating your kitchen, here are some tips to create a space that reflects your personal style. n Color matters. The right paint colors are integral to achieving the traditional look. Select paint colors that are warm and inviting like cream, taupe and gold. Light colors are popular in the kitchen because they provide a feeling of cleanliness and make the space feel larger. Infuse your room with a few stylish touches by incorporating accents in darker or richer shades, especially in the furniture, wood trim or flooring. --n Quality fixtures. When designing your new kitchen, don't overlook the faucets. They get used many times during the day - needing to withstand heavy usage and tie into the overall design of the kitchen. n Storage with flair. Replacing cabinets is usually the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel, so take your time and choose carefully. First, think about the color and the type of wood. White painted cabinets with intricate details and raisedpanel doors are a popular choice for traditionally styled kitchens. Adding eye-catching details also goes a long way. Be sure to finish the top of the

cabinets with decorative molding or swap wood-fronts with glass panels. And, since it's all about the details, choose decorative knobs and pulls, as well as a towel bar or towel ring that match both the style and finish of your faucet to add fashion and function. n Luxury countertops. Granite and butcher block are great choices for countertops. According to the National Association of Home Builders, granite is the most desirable, must-have kitchen feature. This is likely because it's scratch- and chip-resistant, not to mention this material is a classic design choice that withstands the test of time. n Butcher block not only adds a warm look to your kitchen, it's also functional as it provides an ideal area for chopping food. Plus, these countertops are easy to clean - just use soap and water. For added appeal, use two types of materials, one on the main countertop area and another on the kitchen island. n Decorative lighting. Since the kitchen is the place you chop and dice, not to mention socialize with loved ones, you need both ambient and task lighting. For ambient lighting, consider a chandelier. Hang it over the kitchen island or the dining space to add a sophisticated touch. Task lighting should be brighter: use pendants and recessed lights over workplaces like countertops, the sink and stove. With these few key tips, you'll soon have the elegant, traditional kitchen you've always desired.

Seasons change, so do asthma triggers Across the country, 25 million Americans are living with asthma. As the winter months come to an end and the spring makes its arrival, the change in seasons can be problematic for adults and children with asthma. It's important for asthma patients to understand the triggers of each season to prepare for symptoms as the temperature changes. Asthma patients know the symptoms: coughing, wheezing, trouble breathing and tightness in the chest. The cause of these symptoms is inflammation, or swelling, of the large and small airways in the lungs. During an attack, the airways become narrower and tightened, making it hard to breathe and reducing the flow of oxygen to other parts of the body. During colder months, it's important to know that seasonal asthma triggers exist both indoors and outdoors. Outdoor activities paired with cold temperatures can put adults and children with asthma at greater risk for asthma attacks. Staying inside can also be problematic because unexpected triggers like indoor dust, animal dander, mold and even wood-burning fireplaces can cause an asthmatic to experience uncomfortable or dangerous symptoms. In addition to environmental triggers, cold and flu viruses can be a serious problem for people with asthma. Asthmatics are not more likely to contract the flu virus, but because they may have swollen and sensitive airways in the lungs already, contracting the flu may cause further inflammation and trigger symptoms. With spring on its way bringing warmer temperatures, asthmatics have new triggers to pay attention to. Allergens from flowers and trees and the change in temperature can trigger an attack in people with asthma. "Asthma is a condition that requires attention year-round. Patients should be aware of their seasonal triggers," says Dr. Nemr Eid, a pediatric pulmonologist from Louisville, Kentucky. "It's important

Steering the course to success Elana Meyers’ dream of winning an Olympic medal began at a young age. Growing up in Georgia, she participated in a myriad of sports to feed her desire for competition, including basketball, competitive dance, soccer, track and softball. Today, the 29-year-old Meyers is ready to lay everything on the line in pursuit of her dream as the pilot of the U.S. women’s bobsled team. After joining the sport only seven years ago, Meyers is headed to compete for Team USA at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The 2010 Olympic bronze medalist took a moment to reflect on her career and future aspirations following her silver medal finish at the World Cup competition in Lake Placid, N.Y., last December. To learn more about Meyers or other Team USA student athletes who are training to compete in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, visit newsroom.devry.edu.

that I maintain communication with my patients and keep them on-track with their asthma management plans from season to season." Being smart about asthma management includes working with your health care professional (HCP) to create an asthma action plan that can be adapted to the season. This potentially life-saving tool includes notes for what to look for during an attack, emergency contact information and proper treatment methods. To download an asthma action plan, visit www.GetSmartAboutAsthma. com. The Get Smart About Asthma website serves as an educational center for patients and caregivers to find important asthma-related information such as types, triggers and treatment plans. Asthma symptoms and severity varies from person to person. While some require treatment with a rescue inhaler for the quick onset of symptoms, others use a controller medication for daily asthma management, which can help prevent symptoms and reduce the use of a rescue inhaler. Knowing and implementing the method for treating asthma symptoms is something every person with asthma should be familiar with. Patients should work closely with their HCPs to identify a treatment plan that works for them. Before seeing a doctor, visiting www.GetSmartAboutAsthma. com can help inform and prepare patients for their asthma treatment discussion.

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Brickey receives award Haylee Brickey was awarded the Springfield Road Runners Club “14 and Under” Female Points Series Award at a ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel in Springfield on Jan. 18. To be eligible for the award, Haylee competed in specific races against other SRRC members. In addition, she was required to volunteer at two club events. Haylee finished in first place in the Passavant Powerade 10K, Premier Bank 5K, Abe’s Amble 10K and Frostbite Festival 10 miles; and second place in the Scholastic Challenge 5K, Women’s Distance Festival 5K and Illinois state Fair Parade Run 2 Mile. Haylee is an 8th grader at North Greene Junior High. She is the daughter of Bree and David Heskett of Roodhouse and Jeff Brickey of Jacksonville.

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Friday, Feb. 28: White Hall - Immunization clinic 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. (Please note: Parent or legal guardian must e present at time of immunization). 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.

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Jillian turns 2 Jillian Crain celebrated her second birthday on Feb. 15. She is the daughter of Alyssa Plummer of Greenfield and Tyler Crain of Carrollton. Her grandparents are: Patricia Taylor of Greenfield. Paul Plummer of Summerville. Sherry Crain of Edwardsville and Robert Crain of Jerseyville. Her greatgrandparents are: Melvin Plummer of Brighton and Barb and Bob Guthrie of Quincy.

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PRESSING ISSUES Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser April 1 Thomas H. Boyd Memorial Foundation will host a Spaghetti Supper to benefit Gas Cards for Cancer (Greene and Calhoun Counties) on April 1, from 4-7 p.m. at Boyd Memorial Hospital for a free-will donation. There will be tours of the hospital throughout the evening, basket raffles to benefit the Employee Action Team. The main event of the evening will be a raffle drawing for $9000 (increments of $100, $250, $500, $1000, $5,000). Raffle tickets will be available at the door or in advance from any hospital employee. If you would like to donate a basket or other items for the event, please contact Sarah Schmidt at 217-942-6946 or sschmidt@boydhcs.org.

Seeking information of former Hamilton Primary School students and staff The Otter Creek Historical Society, curators of Hamilton Primary School located in Otterville, is seeking to update its records of former students, teachers and principals of the school. Anyone that attended the school is asked to send their updated name, address, phone and/or email to: Gayle Stamps Rothe, 409 W. Mulberry St., Jerseyville, IL 62052. Information can also be emailed to pawcat@gtec.com. Membership in the Otter Creek Historical Society is open to everyone, even those who did not attend the school. To join the Otter Creek Historical Society, please send $5 along with a name, address, phone number and or/email to the above address. The society will then place names on a mailing list to receive newsletter updates about the school. Hamilton Primary School was the first integrated school in the nation, and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

15th annual Trivia Night Wrightsville Trotters 15th Annual Trivia Night will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at the St. Michael’s Hall. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Teams will consist of eight players per table at the cost of $10 a player. All proceeds will go to Boyd Healthcare Foundation to provide gas cards for patients from Greene County traveling for cancer treatments. We will also have free table refreshments, a bake sale, 50/50 drawing and attendance prizes will be given throughout the evening. Space is limited, so please call Betty Witt (217-368-2292) or Glenna Wright (217-368-2233) or email ajwgvw1971@irtc.net to reserve a table. We hope you can join us for a fun evening in Greenfield.

Thomas H. Boyd Memorial Foundation April Fool’s Drawing Looking for some extra money in the Spring? Thomas H. Boyd Memorial Foundation is hosting an April Fool’s Day Raffle! Tickets can be purchased from any Hospital Employee or Board (Foundation and Hospital) Member for $50 each or three for $100. The Grand Prize is $5,000 with other drawings of $1,000, 3 prizes of $500, 4 prizes of $250, and 5 prizes of $100 to be drawn on April 1, 2014 (need not be present to win). For more information, please call 217-942-6946, extension 1203.

Library’s Century Club Membership Drive is underway The Greenfield Public Library’s Century Club membership drive is now underway. The drive will continue to April 1. The membership costs is $100 and is a tax-deductible contribution to benefit the Greenfield Public Library. Those who join the Century Club will have their names listed on a scroll in the library and receive a quarterly newsletter to keep them updated on news, activities and programs at the library. The Century Club involves individuals, businesses, clubs, organizations, etc. that support the public library, aside from regular gifts and donations given throughout the year Through this membership, members actively help the Greenfield Public Library maintain current activities and grow in the future. For more information, please call the library at 217-3682613.

4-H Robotics Workshop The Morgan County Extension office will be hosting a Robotics Workshop for both adults and youth on March 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. This workshop will provide an overview of the three project areas within 4-H robotics and will include typical activities that take place in robotics clubs. Participants will also learn about competition opportunities for robotics clubs. The workshop will include hands on activities utilizing the 4-H Junk Drawer robotics curriculum as well as activities using LEGO Mindstorm NXT robots. The workshop will be taught by State 4-H Robotics Educator, Bob Smith. There is no cost to attend. Preregistration is required and may be done online at http://web.extension. illinois.edu/ccgms/ or by calling the Morgan County Extension office at 217.243.7424. 4-H membership is not required. Deadline to register is Feb. 28, 2014.

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400c FoR RENT Jersey county

2011 JEEP Patriot Latitude. 38,478 miles, Blackberry Pearl color, heated leather seats, 4WD, asking $17,000, call 309-221-8245. 2.19

200 BUSINESS comE SEE us at Valley View Bakery and Bulk Foods. Large selections of all natural foods, including flours, sugars, oils, spices, herbs and home canned products. Jams made by Valley View. 2.19

BakEd goodS on order until April 1. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 8-6. Closed Sun. Directions from Pittsfield: 7 mi. south on Hwy 11, /4 miles west. From Pleasant Hill. 6 mi. north on Hwy 11, 3/4 mi. west 36046 175th Ave. Pleasant Hill. Come and see us at Valley View Bakery and Bulk Foods. 2.19 THE TRadINg PoST 501 E. Prairie St., Jerseyville, IL. Open Monday Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 7,000 sq. ft. of clean furniture, appliances, sporting goods and tools. Plus 2000 smalls @ $2.00 or less! We buy full or partial estates/households of GOOD, CLEAN furniture and appliances. Why buy new when "slightly used" will do? For more information, call: 618-639-4569. TFN colmaN'S coUNTRy camPERS 2013's on sale. Big discounts. Sales, service, parts, propane. #2 Fun St. Hartford, IL 62048. 618254-1180. www.colmanscampers.com. TFN 2012 moBIlE HomE STImUlUS PackagE: up to $25,000 for your trade in. Discounts for land owners. Financing available. Prequalify by phone 314-5627459. tf SEllBEST, 110 W. Quincy St., Griggsville: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Quality Used Furniture & AppliancesWashers, Dryers, Freezers, Fridges, Microwave, Electric Stoves, Twin, Full, Queen Beds, New Mattress Sets, Bedroom Furniture, Tables & Chairs, Upholstered Furniture, Tools, T.V.s, Stereos. Everything for the home and you! Call 217-2422252.TF 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, www.diamondtrailer.com. TFJCJ

300 FaRm maRkET FoR SalE alfalfa round bales, alfalfa hay, mixed allgrass, no rain. Call 217-4736774. 2.26 6-8 caTTlE pipe gates. 6-66 1/2 steels posts for sale. 217734-1811. TF HEavy RoUNd bale grass hay. 6 ft. net wrapped. Also 5 bales round net wrapped straw. 217-491-0697. 3.5

400a FoR RENT calhoun county 3 BR 2 Ba house. Full basement, in the country outside of Kampsville, IL. No pets: call 217-370-7310. 2.26 aPaRTmENT FoR rent. Call Matt 618-576-2766 or 618576-2449. TFCNH commERcIal BUIldINg for rent. Hardin, IL. Call (618)498-1234 and ask for Business Department. TF

FoR RENT: 3 bedroom, 2 bath house. Full basement in the country outside of Kampsville, IL. No pets: Call 217-370-7310. 2.19

FoR RENT: 3 bedroom home in Jerseyville. Available immediately. Small bedroom home with large fenced yard. Rent and deposit. $650. Call or text 618-946-5494. 2.26

400d FoR RENT Pike county 2 BR HoUSE for rent No smoking No pets. Security deposit required. 217-2854502. TF 1 aNd 2 BR apartments available. No smoking. No pets. Security deposit required. 217-285-4502 TF oFFIcE SPacE Prime location. Ample parking. West Washington St., Pittsfield. Call 217-285-2848 or 217285-5925. 3.19

600 HElP waNTEd 1200/1600 a wk Team driving, tanker endorsement. Home on weekends. Benefits. Sign-on bonus. Safety bonus. 217-2577282. 2.26 caRRIER: Two routes open in Pittsfield. Lucrative routes for morning delivery. If interested, please call Brian at 217-245-5121 ext. 226. 2.26 caREgIvER: Are you interested in part-time employment: CareLink is hiring caring, dependable individuals to provide inhome care in this area. Flexible hours. Paid orientation and training. Work as a team with Nurse Care Coordinator to help clients live safe and healthy in heir own homes. Applications available online at: www. carelinknurse.com or call Toll Free: 877-884-8480. 2.19

NEwly REmodElEd office space on the square in Pittsfield. For more information, call 217-473-8811.

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2 BEdRoom trailer for rent in Pittsfield. Call 217-2854674, leave message, or call 217-491-0088. TF HoUSE FoR RENT or sale PC. North of New Salem. To buy or rent. 3 BR, 1 BA, new paint and carpet. No pets. Call 217-491-0316 for more information. 2.26 HoUSE FoR RENT 2-3 BR, 1 BA, located in Rockport. No smoking, no pets. $375 month and $375 deposit. Available March 1. Contact Denise at 618420-6917. 2.19

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

500 FoR SalE yUkoN gold potatoes, 15 lb. bags. $3.98. Breakfast cereal, candies, and more at discount prices. Valley View Bakery and Bulk Foods. 36046 175th Ave., Pleasant Hill. 2.19 goodyEaR T125/70d15 95M Temp. spare for 1998 Buick. Never used. $20. 217-285-4975. TF doN'T Pay high heating bills eliminate them with an outdoor wood furnace from Central Boiler Call Today. 217-236-3022.TF SHEPPaRd ElEcTRoNIcS 1402 Lakeview Heights, Pittsfield, IL. 217285-2893. Cell: 217-2481188. LG TV sales and service. 3D and smart TVs, Blu Ray DVD players,32-55" TVs. Metal detectors, new & used, very good prices, Whites and Garrets. New and used CB's & antennas, Uniden Police scanners also for sale. FREE DVD OR SOUNDBAR WITH EACH TV ABOVE 32". tf BEd qUEEN Pillowtop mattress set. New in the plastic. $175. Can deliver. (618)7722710. 5.7.14

TImE clockS, Acroprint 125 $100 and Acroprint 150 $125. Call Jane at 618498-1234. TFN

600 HElP waNTEd aSSISTaNT maNagERS & shift managers: Pizza Hut in Pittsfield is seeking motivated individuals with management experience. Pay is very competitive. Excellent benefits including 401K with employer match and paid vacation. Apply online at jobs.pizzahut.com. 2.19 PaRT-TImE cook Apply to West Pine Retirement Village. 508 West Pine, Jerseyville Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. TFN

1100c REal ESTaTE Jersey county laNd FoR SalE 0.51 acres in Elsah next to entrance of Joywood. NOT zoned in subdivision. Could be building lot or for a garage. $3,000 obo. Call Vince 618-223-0967. 2.26

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dEER HUNTERS: Rent Pittsfield country home away from home. 3 BR, sleeps 6+, fully furnished, move-in ready. 573-549-2530. Cell: 636-358-6994. TF local HUNTER looking to lease a farm in Pike County or Northern Calhoun County 217-4910181. 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 No TRESPaSSINg on Marty Aderton property in Hardin. 7.14.14

No TRESPaSSINg On Jack and Mary Jeaen Aderton properety in Hardin. 5.1.14 No TRESPaSSINg no hunting on property owned by Martha Knight (also known as Marty Aderton), Lincoln Valley Road, Hardin. 11.11.14

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

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

1100a REal ESTaTE calhoun county mUlTI-UNIT RENTal property. Great income producing property. Priced to sell! Call Chris at the Bank of Calhoun. 618-5762211. TF

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

Commercial Building for rent Hardin, IL

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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

SEaRcHINg FoR prime farmland to lease for deer and/or turkey hunting rights. Any size acreage considered. We are not an outfitter and only leasing for our own personal use. Ref. available. 937-2140460. 3.26.14

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laRgE, NEw beautiful home near Summer Hill for sale with 19 1/2, acres, a finished basement, pond, in-ground pool, attached and detached garage with living quarters in the back of it, pull barn and much, much more. Please call 217-473-8811 for more information. tf

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

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FaRm lEaSE seekingup to 300 acres to lease in or near Pike County for hunting. Absolutely not an outfitter, just family and close friends. 601-466-4436. 2.19

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

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Saturday, February 22 • 10 AM Auction Location: 26870 305th St. Barry, IL at Tract 1 site Combine, Heads, Tractors: 02 NH TR99 combine 1726 hrs; NH 996 6-30 CH; NH 973 20’ Table; 04 CIH MX210 MFWD, 4270 hr; 94 JD 7200 MFWD, 740 ldr, 3741 hr; Ford 5000; Ford 8N parts. Equipment: JD 7200 12-30 No-till Planter; JD 750 15’ Grain drill; JD 960 21’ fc; CIH 496 18.5’ Disk; Tye 5-shank Para-till 3 pt; EZ-Trail 510 Grain Cart; DMI 300 bu auger cart; Westfield 100-71 Grain auger; BH 2615L 15’ Cutter; JD Gator 2WD 488 hr , JD 425 54” mower 859 hr and more! Consigned By Morrow Trust: JD 4630 9200 hr, QR; JD 5400 MFWD, 4200 hr, w/JD 540 loader, ROPS; JD 1508 Batwing; JD 709 7’ cutter. Pick-up: 04 Chevy Z71 4x4 ext cab, 123K mi, V8. Shop Equipment • Antiques • Nice BR & DR Furniture • Appliances • Piano PLEASE VISIT WEBSITE FOR FULL LISTING, MAPS, PHOTOS & INFO! Attorney for Sellers- Mark Cassens 506 Vermont St. Quincy, IL 217-224-2555

KENDRICK AND BETTY FESLER ESTATE Curless Auction – Brian Curless Auctioneer 217-285-5211 IL Lic. #440000013 www.curlessauction.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PIKE COUNTY- PITTSFIELD, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Financial Illinois, Inc. Plaintiff, vs.

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Mary J. Moss; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Charles Moss; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. Property Address: 1270 Mason Street, Barry, Illinois 62312 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on March 30, 2012, I, Sheriff, Paul Petty of Pike County, Illinois, will hold a sale on April 4, 2014 , commencing at 9 AM, at the Pike County Courthouse, 100 East Washington Street, Pittsfield, IL 62363, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: Commonly known as: 1270 Mason Street, Barry, Illinois 62312 P.I.N.: 46-038-11 First Mortgage Lien Position; SingleFamily Residence; Judgment Amount $99356.49 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765

ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Pike County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 West Diehl Road, Suite 120, Naperville, IL 60563 (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) 2.19.14, 2.26, 3.5

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TAX NO. 42-04-243-007-00 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 25484 CRYSTAL LAKE ROAD JERSEYVILLE, IL 62052 Description of Improvements: ONE STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $125,137.19. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certi-

fied funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce. com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1215729 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I586679 2.5.14, 2.12, 2.19

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TRI-COUNTY REAL ESTATE TOUR either side of your home and gauge their receptiveness to a fence. At this point, you may want to consider offering to make the fencing project a joint deal to save money should the neighbors decide to install a fence as well. Contractors will often discount if they have several customers doing an installation at the same time. Property owners can save by splitting the costs of the shared walls of the fence where their property lines meet. Explain your case for the fence. Most neighbors are receptive to the idea if they know the reasoning -especially if the desire for a fence is not to keep them at bay. It's hard to protest a fence that is a safety precaution for children. If your neighbor already has a fence, you must ask whether you can connect your fence panels into the support post on your shared side. Once you notify your neighbors as a courtesy, there are certain steps to take that will prevent any legal disputes down the road. Even the most easy-going neighbor could grow aggravated if the fence is put up carelessly or ends up partially on his prop-

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erty. The best way to prevent this is to apply for a new, professional property survey and have property lines indicated with paint or wood markers. Each town or city has different regulations with regard to fencing, so it is important to learn the ropes or hire a contractor who is familiar with the rules. It might be illegal to install

Home features that have been gradually disappearing While home sales have increased, money is still tight in the building industry and among home buyers. As such, instead of over-the-top features in homes that were once becoming the norm, builders are now focusing on more value-conscious designs and offerings. The list of add-ons also has been reduced. So what can buyers expect to live without when buying a newly constructed home? Here are a few of the common features that are falling by the wayside. n Sunrooms: Although the "bring-the-outside-in" movement was once strong, builders are now focusing on home features that immediately add value and attract the eye of buyers. Therefore, they're putting their resources into linen closets and laundry rooms while de-emphasizing sunrooms. n Extended ceiling heights: It can take a lot of energy to heat rooms with 15-foot ceilings. As

fences directly on the property line. The law might require the fence be installed a few inches inward. There also may be rules about how high fences can be in the front of the home, sides and back. Corner lot properties may have added regulations depending on whether the fence could prove a visual obstruction to drivers.

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a result, grandiose family rooms and two-story foyers are less attractive to buyers focused on saving money. Homeowners want spaces that are easier to heat and cool. n Luxury bathrooms: Many private residence luxury bathrooms rival those found at popular 4-star hotels. But luxury bathrooms are being phased out in favor of less expensive, more practical options. n Media rooms: Individuals certainly love their gadgets, but many of these gadgets have become smaller and more portable. That reduces the need for giant home theaters and gaming spaces. The design of new homes is changing to be more budgetfriendly and also represent the changing priorities of home buyers. As a result, today's newly designed homes will likely look much different from homes built just a few years ago.

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People fortunate enough to own their own plots of land often choose to fence in their pieces of paradise. Fences serve many purposes: to designate property boundaries, keep pets or children contained in a safe environment, corral livestock, offer privacy or add aesthetic appeal. Although installing a fence may seem like the right idea for you, going about it the wrong way may lead to problems among neighbors, particularly if you live where the houses are relatively close to one another. Some homeowners find fences become the final point of contention among disagreeable neighbors or create tension with a neighbor with whom you previously had a good relationship. Being courteous with fence plans is the way to avoid any animosity along the way. There are certain things you must do and should do if you plan to erect a fence. Most people find neighbors appreciate being informed of any decisions you are thinking of making to the property that can affect their views or their adjoining property. Before drawing up fence plans with a contractor, talk to the neighbors on

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Carrollton, Illinois

PUBLIC NOTICE

DRAINAGE NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on the 13th day of February, 2014, an Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2012, and ending September 30, 2013, was filed with the Circuit Clerk of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, Greene County, Illinois, by the Commissioners of Hartwell Drainage and Levee District, in the County of Greene and State of Illinois. Any owner of land within the District may file an objection to the Report with the Clerk of the Court within ten (10) days after the publication of this Drainage Notice. If any objections are filed within the time prescribed, the Court shall set a hearing at a time not later than three (3) weeks after the date of the filing of the Report. If no objection to the Report is filed, the Court may approve the Report without hearing. Copies of any objection filed should be mailed to the attorneys for said District. Dated: February 11, 2014. Shirley Thornton Clerk of the Circuit Court Greene County, Illinois Commissioners: David Martin James W. Powell Clayton Arnett McCLURE, THOMAS & THOMAS Attorneys for District 113 State Street, P.O. Box 170 Beardstown, IL 62618-0170 Telephone: 217-323-2211

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, GREENE COUNTY, ILLINOIS CAUSE 14-TX-1: TO THE FOLLOWING NAMED PERSONS (AND IF DECEASED, TO THEIR UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES), AND TO THE STATE OF ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL AND SECRETARY OF STATE, GREENE COUNTY CLERK, COUNTY TREASURER, STATES ATTORNEY, GREENTREE FINANCIAL, LLC, AND TO OCCUPANTS AND UNKNOWN OWNERS AND PARTIES INTERESTED IN THE PARCELS HEREINAFTER NAMED:

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GILBERT, TODD

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POLLARD, DANNY

201000178

1205 PRAIRIE ST

07-124-04-425-001M

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201000182

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215 E Randolph

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TAKE NOTICE THAT THE ABOVESAID MOBILE HOMES WERE SOLD ON NOVEMBER 17, 2011, FOR DELINQUENT MOBILE HOME LOCAL SERVICES TAXES FOR THE YEAR 2011 AND PRIOR YEARS, AND THAT THE PERIOD OF REDEMPTION FROM SUCH SALE EXPIRES JUNE 19, 2014. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE THAT A PETITION FOR ORDER DIRECTING ISSUANCE OF TAX CERTIFICATES OF TITLE HAS BEEN FILED IN THE ABOVESAID CAUSE AS TO THE ABOVENAMED MOBILE HOMES BY GREENE COUNTY, AS TRUSTEE, AND THAT ON JULY 9, 2014 AT 10:30 AM, SAID PETITIONER WILL APPLY FOR AN ORDER THAT A TAX CERTIFICATE OF TITLE ISSUE AS TO EACH ABOVESAID MOBILE HOME NOT REDEEMED ON OR BEFORE JUNE 19, 2014. /S/ GREENE COUNTY AS TRUSTEE, PETITIONER. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE COUNTY CLERK ADDRESS: 519 N MAIN ST, CARROLLTON, IL 62016 TELEPHONE: (217) 942-5443 2.5.14. 2.12, 2.19

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT GREENE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF BRENT A. WORKMAN,

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that bids will be accepted by the Greene Highway Department until 2:00 P.M., Friday, February 21, 2014 for the purchase of a Pile Hammer, Oil Distributor and Excavator. Bid specifications and requirements may be obtained at the Greene County Highway Department, R.R. 1, Box 15, Carrollton, IL 62016, phone (217-942-6941). Bids must be submitted to the Greene County Highway Department, R.R. 1, Box 15 Carrollton, IL 62016. Greene County reserves the right to accept any or all bids. 2.19.14

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CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Brent A. Workman of Greenfield, Illinois. Letters of Administration were issued on February 10, 2014, to Melanie K. Workman, P. O. Box 224, Greenfield, Illinois, 62044, whose attorney is Richard N. Gillingham, 220 Sixth Street, Carrollton, Illinois, 62016. Claims against the Estate may be filed in the Circuit Clerk’s Office, Greene County Courthouse, Carrollton, Illinois, or with the Administrator, or both, on or before the 20th day of August, 2014, and any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered by the claimant to the Administrator and to her Attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed and proof of said mailing or delivery must be filed with the clerk. Dated: February 10, 2014 Melanie K. Workman, Administrator of the Estate of Brent A. Workman Richard N. Gillingham Attorney at Law 220 Sixth Street Carrollton, Illinois 62016 (217) 942-5244 2.19. 2.26, 3.5

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, CARROLLTON, GREENE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LOIS L. FORD, Deceased. NO. 2014-P-8 CLAIM NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN TO CREDITORS of the death of Lois L. Ford. Letters of Office were issued to J. Robert Ford, whose address is Rural Route 1, Greenfield, Illinois, 62044, as Executor, whose Attorney of Record is Law Offices of Gustine & Theivagt, Ltd., 620 North Main, Carrollton, Illinois 62016. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Circuit Clerk’s Office, Greene County Courthouse, Carrollton, Illinois, or with the Executor, on or before August 12, 2014, or if mailing or delivery of a notice from the Executor is required by Sec. 18-3 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/18-3), the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered by the claimant to the Executor and to the Attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. J. ROBERT FORD, EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF LOIS L. FORD, DECEASED BY: GUSTINE & THEIVAGT, LTD., /s/ Charles E. Theivagt GUSTINE & THEIVAGT, LTD. ATTORNEY FOR EXECUTOR 620 NORTH MAIN STREET CARROLLTON, IL 62016 (217) 942-6966 2.12 2.19 2.26

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Rematch with West Central will determine sectional title Struble's game-winner caps upset of Calhoun for regional plaque

SAM eLLIoTT Greene Prairie Press The Lady Hawks will play for a sectional championship for the second time in as many seasons after having upset Calhoun to win the Hardin Regional and beating New Athens 47-32 in a White Hall Class 2A Sectional semifinal Monday at North Greene High School. Carrollton's lone senior Patsy Coonrod and junior teammate Rachel Williams each scored 15 points to lead the Lady Hawks against New Athens. A familiar foe awaits in the sectional championship game: Western Illinois Valley Conference rival West Central, who beat Lebanon 50-36 in Monday's first semifinal. The Lady Cougars won their regular season meeting against Carrollton 51-43. After taking a 23-19 advantage into halftime, the Lady Hawks (22-6) limited New Athens to just three points in the third quarter for a double-digit lead at 33-22 entering the fourth. Maddie Struble added 10 points against New Athens Monday — four days after having previously saved Carrollton's girls basketball season with a 3-pointer from the corner in the final seconds of the Hardin Class 1A Regional. The Lady Hawks trailed by eight points before Struble scored 12 of her game-high 19 points in the last 2:28. Her final 3-pointer came with less than five seconds remaining and gave Carrollton a 51-49 win against top-seeded Calhoun. "It was overwhelming. I was just hoping that it would go in," Struble said. "I couldn't believe it when I saw it swish in the net. I was going crazy." Struble's game-winner was her third 3-pointer from the same spot in the corner of the final 2:28 and her fourth of the game overall. She connected on back-to-back jumpers in a 20-second span to quickly cut Carrollton's deficit to 45-43 with just more than two minutes to play. When she was fouled on another 3-point attempt from the same spot, Struble went to the free-throw line and knocked down all three tries. "Maddie loves those shots," Carrollton first-year head coach Brian Madson said. "It was a great feeling when I saw it release, but I actually thought [the game-winning shot] was going to come up short, so it was a great surprise." To aid their comeback, the Lady Hawks turned to a full-court pressing defense down the stretch. Calhoun used its final timeout with 1:18 still to play after being unable to handle Carrollton's defensive intensity. "Our defense, I think, is one of the best around when we’re playing our game. I knew, as soon as we flipped

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Greene County scores, results Girls Basketball White Hall Class 1A Sectional Semifinal

> > 2/17 — Carrollton 47 New Athens 32

Hardin Class 1A Regional Championship game

> > 2/13 — No. 2 Carrollton 51 No. 1 Calhoun 49

Liberty Class 1A Regional Semifinal

> > 2/12 — No. 2 North Greene 42 No. 3 Liberty 45

Boys Basketball > > 2/18 — North Greene 84 Liberty 82

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> > 2/17 — Carrollton 66

Brown County 57

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Maddie Struble and Madison Mountain hold tight to the Hardin Class 1A Regional championship plaque while celebrating with classmates and fans Thursday at Calhoun High School. Struble scored a game-high 19 points, including 12 in the final 2:28 of play and the game-winning 3-pointer with less than five seconds remaining to help the Lady Hawks beat Calhoun 51-49. Carrollton will play for the White Hall Class 1A Sectional championship against West Central at 7 p.m. Thursday at North Greene High School.

it on, they were nervous," Madson said. "Calhoun looked to be a little unsure of what to do. We caught them off guard and made them make a couple turnovers. Our defense, right at the end, really stepped up and came through." Madison Mountain stole passes on back-to-back Calhoun possessions and gave Carrollton a 48-47 lead with just more than one minute to play. The Lady Warriors (24-4) took a final 49-48 lead from the free-throw line with 39.2 seconds remaining, but a miss from there gave Carrollton 23.5 seconds to work with for one final shot. The Lady Hawks were without Patsy Coonrod —who finished with 17 points — for the final 3:11 after fouling out and Williams fouled out just before the final possession, but the game was decided by Struble's nothing-but-net bucket from the corner with about 4.7 seconds to play. "I was pretty confident," Struble said. "I mean, I had to be for my teammates. I had to be there for them." Having run out of timeouts, Calhoun couldn't set up a play and its desperation heave as the buzzer sounded came up well short — giving Carrollton the regional championship on its rival's home court.

"We have been preparing for Calhoun and they’ve been in the back of my mind ever since Christmas. I knew we’d matched up against them and I knew right from the get-go that every team is going to play us zone," Madson said. Outside shooting wasn't always Carrollton's biggest strength this season, but the Lady Hawks didn't miss from the field in the first quarter against Calhoun. Carrollton led by as big a margin as 15-6 and was ahead 15-10 through the first quarter. "We started off awesome," Madson said. "Every practice we have goes to our shooting. We try to do as much game-type shooting as possible. Maddie and [Madison Mountain] and all the girls have just stepped up tremendously and I couldn’t ask of anything more from these girls. I’m very proud and very honored to be their coach. "This is what this time of the year's all about," he added. "You have these small-school rivalries and great basketball." The Lady Hawks and West Central will tip off to determine the sectional championship at 7 p.m. Thursday at North Greene High School. selliott@campbellpublications.net

> > 2/17 — North Greene 77

Ill. School for the Deaf 52

> > 2/14 — North Greene 47 West Central 51

10th Beardstown Tournament Championship game

> > 2/13 — Carrollton 43 Beardstown 44

Third-place game

> > 2/13 — North Greene 67

Midwest Central 51

Snippet of success

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Rachel Williams rises for a jump shot against New Athens Monday at North Greene High School. The Lady Hawks junior and senior teammate Patsy Coonrod each scored 15 points to lead Carrollton to a 47-32 win. censinger@campbellpublications.net

Title fight set

Winner retains top spot in WIVC There will remain just one Western Illinois Valley Conference team undefeated within league play after the Carrollton Hawks and Greenfield-Northwestern Tigers face off at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at Carrollton High School. Both the Tigers (21-2) and Hawks (21-5) are 7-0 in the WIVC this season. Luke Palan went off for 15 of his game-high 19 points in the fourth quarter as Carrollton won a 66-57 decision against Brown County Monday while Greenfield-NW won its fifth-straight game by beating Triopia Friday in Greenfield. Mike Weaver/Greene Prairie Press

(Right) Luke Gillingham splits Calhoun defenders on his way to the hoop during a Carrollton win Saturday in Hardin. The 21-5 Hawks have won three-straight games since a loss to Jersey Community High School Feb. 11. michaelrweaver.com

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Head coach Brian Madson finishes off the Lady Hawks' net-cutting ceremony following Carrollton's 51-49 win against Calhoun in the Hardin Class 1A Regional championship game Thursday at Calhoun High School. The Lady Hawks are 22-6 and regional champions in the coach's first season at Carrollton. The squad will play for the White Hall Class 2A Sectional championship at 7 p.m. Thursday at North Greene High School. selliott@campbellpublcations.net

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(Far right) Jordan McMillen shoots over a Brown County defender during a win earlier this season in Greenfield. The Tigers are 21-2 this season and haven't lost since the Winchester Invitational Tournament in January.

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