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GREENE PRAIRIE PRESS FEBRUARY 5, 2014 – Vol. 145, No. 6 – Carrollton, Illinois 62016


Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and more. See page A7


'Flossie' vistis Dr. Beavers office. See page A3


News from the pews. See page A6


Postponed tournaments resume Saturday. See page B1

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Robbers hit Eldred Legion By CArmeN eNSiNger Greene Prairie Press The Greene County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary and theft which occurred on Monday, Jan. 27 at the Eldred American Legion in Eldred. According to Greene County Sheriff Rob McMillen, shortly after midnight, which was when the American Legion closed on Jan. 27, and the time they opened, which was around 5 a.m., two subjects entered the Legion by forcing their way through the front door. While in the Legion, the subjects stole an undisclosed amount of cash out of the State of Illinois Licensed gaming machines, the ATM machine and from other areas throughout the Legion. “The video surveillance camera system inside the Legion captured the burglary in progress,” McMillen said. “However, the suspects were wearing masks and had gloves on, therefore concealing their identities.” The machines were pretty much destroyed during the burglary, which has had a major impact on the tiny community of Eldred. “The village of Eldred was making about $500 a month off of these machines,” said Village President John Schild. “We had planned on using this money to help us obtain a loan to put new playground equipment in our park for the children, but since we hear it is going to be six to eight weeks before the

equipment is replaced, this puts a damper on our plans.” Eldred is not the first community to experience this type of burglary. “We are currently following up on leads on this case and working with neighboring counties and jurisdictions which have experienced similar thefts involving gaming machines,” McMillen said. “There are a lot of similarities as to the physical appearances of the suspects, the manner in which they entered the building and the manner in which they entered the machines, which leads me to believe that the suspects in the burglaries in other counties may be the same suspects involved in this burglary.” The Legion’s presence as a communitybased entity only compounds the impact of the burglary. “It is upsetting when any business is a victim of a crime; however, it is more upsetting when the victim is a civic organization such as the American Legion, who counts on the income from its gaming machines to be able to do good things in the community, “McMillen said. “The selfish acts of these thieves makes it more difficult for the Legion to help the community and the veterans it serves.” If anyone has any information on this burglary, they are urged to contact the Greene County Sheriff’s Department at (217) 9426901.




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St . John's Ben Nord gets rid of the ball during the 7th grade regional game held at St . John's on Jan . 28 . For more photos from the game, see B1 .

Carrollton to add veterinary Weather and its effect on education science to curriculum By CArmeN eNSiNger Greene Prairie Press Agriculture students at Carrollton High School will have a new class offering next year as the school board unanimously approved the addition of a veterinary science course at its January meeting. New agriculture teacher Christie Joehl made the proposal at the January board meeting. Joehl took over as the school ag teacher at the beginning of this school year. She said the course was something she considered when she took over. “I had taught veterinary science for the last three years, and when I came here the prior administration thought it best to just keep the class the students had been accustomed to,” Joehl said. “This, along with me not having a total grip on the type of students I would be having, I decided to just have the ag science class this year. Now, however, I think I would be better serving the needs of our students if I was teaching a veterinary science course.” The course would alternate with the regular ag science course and would be a more advanced course. “I’m hoping it will be upper level high school students who aren’t traditional ag kids who will be taking it,” Joehl said. “Kids who are looking for an elective that would be challenging to them.” The course would involve the anatomy and physiology of large

animals and would cover the reproductive and digestive systems, and nutrition in addition to a little of what happens in the veterinarian practice. ”My thought was that this would rotate, so every other year it would be an advanced plant and animal science so students who wanted to take vet science maybe as a junior and still wanted another elective the next year, they would have another opportunity to take an upper level ag science class,” Joehl said. “This course would be focused more on biotechnology and genetics along with applied sciences with new hybrids and the new kind of technology that is being presented in ag today to kind of help prepare the students a little better.” Carrollton Superintendent Dr. Kerry Cox was fully behind the addition. “I think this is going to be a great opportunity for our kids,” she said. “I fully support that it be a science credit and I think the rigor is definitely there in this course.” The class would better prepare students for the jobs in agriculture. “In our work with Monsanto and just from talking to them, many of the careers in agriculture not filled are because students don’t have the background or are not prepared and just don’t know about them,” Dr. Cox said. “I think this is going to provide a really great opportunity for our students and I think it’s a great direction to go.”

By CArmeN eNSiNger Greene Prairie Press School children are having a good time with Illinois’ unpredictable weather, but Mother Nature is not earning any brownie points with school administrators. Freezing rain, heavy snow and sub-zero frigid temperatures have forced schools to use almost all of their emergency snow days and with Punxsutawney Phil seeing his shadow forecasting six more weeks of winter – this is not good news. The decision to cancel school during times of inclement weather is not made by administrators without a great deal of consideration and input. “We utilize information from local weather sources, area school district administrators, transportation staff and our local road commissioners in making this determination,” Carrollton Superintendent Dr. Kerry Cox said, adding road conditions, temperatures and wind chill all factor into the decision. “We want to ensure that our students on buses, at bus stops and those walking to school are safe due to the weather conditions that are occurring during travel times to and from school.” North Greene Superintendent Les Stevens said students are the number one consideration when deciding to call off school. “Extremely cold temperatures of zero or below zero and/or wind chills in the teens place these students who must walk to school or wait for the bus or for whatever reason do not dress appropriately for the cold weather in grave danger,” Stevens said. “We’re trying to protect those children – especially the younger students.” Greenfield Superintendent Kevin Bowman said the superintendent of any school district can never stop worrying about the elements. “Cold temperatures are usually not

as worrisome as cold temperatures with extreme wind chills that add the danger of frostbite, especially if children are not dressed for the weather,” he said. “It also affects the buses. Cold temperatures can cause diesel fuel to gel.” When school districts prepare their calendar for the coming year, they build in a certain amount of emergency days to accommodate the need to close the school because of the weather. Rural school districts that receive the bulk of their funding from General State Aid from the state suffer financially if they do not attend a required number of school days per year. “After a school district has exhausted all emergency days built into their school calendars, districts can apply for Act of God days for any days lost beyond those days,” Bowman said. “Act of God days are used for a condition beyond the control of the district that poses a hazardous threat to the health and safety of the students. These days must be approved by the Regional Superintendent and the State Superintendent of Education.” So far this year, North Greene has used four of its scheduled six emergency days while Greenfield has used five and Carrollton has used four of its five scheduled emergency days. Unused emergency days are usually turned into a spring break. Should a district be forced to use these emergency days, spring break is either shortened or, in some cases, the school year is extended. Greenfield, at the moment, is looking at an extremely short spring break. North Greene creates its calendar a bit differently. “We have used four of our scheduled six emergency days,” Stevens said. “When we established our calendar, we decided at that point when we’d ‘make up’ those days. Right now we’re scheduled for school to end on

June 2. The original date for the last date of school was May 30. If we use another emergency day then we’ll be out on June 3.” The first three emergency days took away from Carrollton’s spring break while the other two, extended the school year to June 5. Superintendents rely heavily on their transportation directors when it comes to making a decision on whether school should be canceled. The three administrators are not in complete agreement when it comes to the effects the emergency days have on the educational process. “Instruction at all levels is disrupted when school is interrupted for more than two days in a row,” Dr. Cox said. “Brain research shows that new material must be reviewed more frequently after such breaks in learning. Semester courses at the middle and high school tend to feel the biggest impact of winter interruptions as each day missed is a greater percentage of the total course time than year-long courses.” While Stevens agrees there is an impact, he doesn’t see it as something beyond the realm of overcoming. “Instructionally, by definition an ‘interruption’ of the school routine is an ‘interruption’ of instruction as its been planned by our hard-working but innovative teachers,” he said. “They and the kids will usually not allow these interruptions to have too great an impact on the flow of instruction, however. There has to be an impact but we all seem to survive such impacts and learning continues with more review, re-teaching, rescheduling of assessments, etc.” In the end, it really doesn’t matter. “There is no doubt snow days cause a disruption at all levels of education,” Bowman said. “But it is better to err on the side of caution and student safety than to take a chance on something unfortunate happening to our students.”

Painter Tax Service opens Carrollton branch By CArmeN eNSiNger Greene Prairie Press Painter Tax Service, Inc. announced the opening of its brand new location in Carrollton. Located in the O.H. Vivell building next to Pharmacy Plus, Painter Tax Service is anything but “new.” White Hall native Mike Painter opened Painter Tax Service in White Hall in 2002 as a sole proprietorship. He filed articles of incorporation in 2010 and became Painter Tax Service, Inc. with the Carrollton law firm of Gustine and Theivagt as shareholders in the corporation. The Painter family has a long history of providing tax services to the area. Painter’s uncle, Russell Painter, began preparing taxes for the Farm Bureau when it was located on the west side of the square back in the early 1950s. Upon his death in the 1960s, clients he had been serving through the Farm Bureau began coming to Mike Painter’s father, C.R. Painter, asking him to take over for Russell, and he did. He prepared taxes from 1960 until his death in 1984. Mike Painter, a 1966 graduate of North Greene High School and later Illinois College, began helping his father in the mid-70s. He continued after his father’s death before working for a tax preparation firm and ultimately opening his own tax office. Business was good – so good, in fact,

that four years ago Painter had to hire an additional tax preparer. “I grew from just one tax preparer – myself – to two when I hired Dawn Fry four years ago,” Painter said. “She is a registered tax preparer, along with myself, so we have some very good experience.” Last year Painter Tax Service prepared taxes for 950 clients and the business just keeps expanding. “Their client base has continued to grow year after year, so expanding down into Carrollton just makes sense in terms of this growth,” Attorney Nick Graham with Gustine and Theivagt said. In addition to preparing taxes, Painter Tax Services also provides monthly accounting, payroll and sales tax services throughout the year. “We pride ourselves in the fact that we are one of the tax services in this area which is open year round so you can reach anytime you want to if you have a problem,” Painter said. “If you receive a letter from the IRS or the state, you know where you can reach us and we are there for you.” Painter has seen quite a few changes take place over the last five decades when it comes to preparing taxes. “My dad used the old adding machine – the big one with all the numbers on it,” Painter said. “My mom sat at the table and copied the because dad couldn’t write too good and there was no copier back then, so she had to recopy everything.”

Painter said he began using the computer to do returns back in 1995 when he worked for another tax service. They moved to e-filing tax returns in 2006 and now are able to offer other bank products, visa cards, checks printed, etc. Painter Tax Service began its association with Gustine and Theivagt Law Offices in 2011. “Unfortunately, they had lost their tax preparer and were looking for another tax preparer to prepare their clients’ returns for 2012, and so I started associating with them and did their returns, “Painter said. “We just kind of built a relationship from there and so they became shareholders in Painter Tax Service, Inc.” The partnership is advantageous to everyone, especially the client. “The partnership gives our clients a great sense of confidence in their tax preparation, knowing that an attorney is simply a phone call away in the event there is a more complex issue that arises during the course of preparing the returns,” Graham said. “Then, also, they don’t have to worry about receiving another hidden bill from somewhere as it is all now wrapped in one.” The Carrollton branch officially opened its doors on Jan. 27 after extensive remodeling was done to the O.H. Vivel l building. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. or after hours by appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome. “Just bring your taxes with you when C




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members of Painter's Tax Service, inc . stand in front of their new Carrollton location on the square in the O .H . Vivell building located next to Pharmacy Plus . Left to right are: Nick graham, Tabitha Forsting, Alicia raines, mike Painter, Dawn Fry, Sue goetten, randy Fry and Charles Theivagt . Painter Tax Service was established 10 years ago in White Hall and they continue to operate their office in White Hall .

you walk in the door and drop them off and we will give you a call when they are ready,” Fry said. “Or, if you would like to sit down with someone and talk, an appointment can be made.” For more information, contact the Carrollton office at (217) 473-0810. “We are very excited to open up this new Carrollton location and it really

just shows that the business continues to grow year after year and that we are committed to the community,” Graham said. “I think people in the Carrollton community will be seeing more and more of Painter Tax Services being involved in the local community like they have been in North Greene for a very long time.”


Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Carrollton contemplates planter replacement By CARMEN ENSINGER Greene Prairie Press Carrollton City Council discussed the possibility of replacing the aging wooden flower barrels, which have adorned the city for quite a few years. The large wooden barrels were purchased around eight years ago by Carrollton resident Shirley Schacher. Each spring the Lions Club purchases flowers to be planted in the barrels and the city of Carrollton waters the barrels throughout the spring and summer. Several of the barrels have deteriorated and Chamber of Commerce members Bernie Faul and Marty Gross approached the city to see if they would like to help financially towards replacing the barrels. Each barrel would cost around $400. There are currently four barrels on each side of the square, one on each corner, one in front of the cannon, one across from the Senior Center and several around the gazebo. Alderwoman Sharon Butler asked if the city could do with any less. “Do we even need that many flower barrels around the square,” she asked. “Isn’t there some way we

can get by with any less and do they all need replaced?” When the trash barrels were purchased several years ago, donations were obtained from local businesses and advertisements placed on these barrels. The Chamber ended up getting more than it needed for this cause. “Some people will give you a lot more money if they know their name is going to be plastered on the side of it,” Faul said. “There are currently 117 businesses in Carrollton. I know the Chamber would give some and we can get donations from people other than just businesses. If we had to, we could make a sign that hangs in city hall with a list of donors.” Faul said if the city isn’t interested in seeing them replaced she’d rather have them just removed. Butler said the Chamber should see what they could do as far as gathering donations to place maybe a dozen barrels around the square. City Treasurer Debbie Dunlap informed the council that the city’s franchise agreement with Ameren expires this year and a new agreement needs to be drawn up and signed. The original 50-year franchise agreement was signed in April 1964

and is set to expire this coming April. “This agreement basically gives Ameren the right to use our easements to bore over or under poles so that they don’t have to come to us every time they need to do something to service their equipment,” Dunlap said. Under the terms of the current agreement, the city was compensated by free kilowatt hours of electricity and therms of gas. “However, with the changes in Illinois law in the last few years, it is now considered an unfair practice for them to discount these things,” Dunlap said. “Plus, it’s no longer advantageous to them to discount the electricity since they are no longer a producer of the electricity. All future contracts have to be strictly cash compensation.” Dunlap also spoke to the council about the possibility of bundling their phone and Internet services to possibly save the city some money each month. The city currently uses Frontier Communications as its provider for local telephone service, InTouch Communications as its long distance carrier and CassComm as its Internet provider. Dunlap met with Bob Ford, the business account executive with

Frontier Communications, and after reviewing the current invoices for the city’s services recommended the city consolidate some of its services. “Just by reorganizing the structure of our phone lines and the billing codes within Frontier, it is believed we will save $137 a month,” Dunlap said. “This is just a straight savings – we would not have to purchase new equipment and it would include all local services including the same amount of lines, same numbers, unlimited long distance and Internet.” Frontier offers a one-year contract or a three-year contract. Pricing would remain the same for the entire three years of the contract. “I think it might be kind of advantageous for us to do the threeyear contract because those prices are locked in for three years,” Dunlap said. Dunlap informed the council that the U.S. Census Bureau is looking to hire survey interviewers to conduct household surveys. For more information, contact (800) 8656384. The regular city council meeting will be held on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. The next city workshop will be held on Feb. 26 at 6 p.m.

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Registrations must be made by 1:30 p.m. on the day you wish to eat. If you have made reservations and cannot attend, please notify center (217) 942-6414. Monday, Feb. 22: Chicken breast, rice pilaf, brussel sprouts, fruit cocktail, chocolate pudding, whole wheat bread. Tuesday, Feb. 23: Sausage patties, biscuit, hash browns, peas and carrots, plums. Wednesday, Feb. 24: Beef stroganoff, whole wheat roll, lima beans, tropical fruit, strawberry bar. Thursday, Feb. 25: Broccoli soup, chicken salad sandwich, three-bean salad, peaches, banana nut cake. Friday, Feb. 26: Tuna casserole, whole wheat roll, green bean vegetable salad, apricots, dessert bar. In case of bad weather, tune your radio to WJBM 1480 AM or WJIL 1550 AM.

By CARMEN ENSINGER Greene Prairie Press Greenfield School Board honored their 2014 Greenfield High School State Scholars at their Jan. 27 board meeting. Greenfield has three scholars this year – Madeline Smith, Isaac Masters and Elizabeth Bishop. Masters and Smith gave a short presentation on their plans for the future. Bishop was absent due to a girls basketball game. Board member Elliott Turpin reported on the Greenfield Foundation for Educational Excellence. “We are pleased to announce that the foundation has provided over $35,000 in funding for scholarships and mini grants in just five short years,” Turpin said. “This foundation is off to a great start – I just wish we would have started this foundation 10 or 15 years earlier.” The foundation exists to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from Greenfield High School. They also provide mini

“This foundation is off to a great start – I just wish we would have started this foundation 10 or 15 years earlier.”

mini grants are competitive, which allow teachers to come up with enrichment programs and special opportunities for students which may not be available without supplemental funding. Founded in 2010, the Foundation awarded eight scholarships and six mini grants their first year for a total of $4,903.23. The following year, in 2011, 12 scholarships were awarded along with seven mini grants for a total of $8,295.25. In 2012, scholar- Leaders are newspaper readers.

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Greene County Health Department Monday, Feb. 22: Lead Screening, Appt. only 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Blood Pressure Screening 2 to 3:30 p.m.; Soft Exercise Class 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23: WIC and Prenatal Clinic, Appt. Only 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24: WIC and Prenatal Clinic Appt. Only 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25: Carrollton – Pregnancy Testing 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Soft Exercise Class 3-4 p.m. White Hall – WIC and Prenatal Clinic, Appt. Only 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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ships awarded totaled 16 and six mini grants were granted for a total of $9,341.06. Last year 19 scholarships were awarded along with eight mini grants for a total of $12,664. In all, 55 scholarship and 27 mini grants have been funded by the Foundation for a total of $35,003.64. Their next fundraiser will be a pork chop dinner at St. Michael’s Hall on March 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Superintendent Kevin Bowman gave a report on the GreenfieldNorthwestern co-op meeting held on Jan. 8. The board of education of both schools will be asked to vote in their March meeting on the renewal of the coop. The next meeting will be held in the fall of 2014.

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Walkerville Church We are sure in a freeze this morning. Because of the ice we had no church Sunday. This area was nothing but a glare of ice and it wasn’t safe on the roads anywhere and we are expecting more snow on Tuesday. One forecast says up to nine inches but we don’t want that. Happy birthday to one of us in Spokane, Wash. Who is turning 81. Nice going – there are several right behind you. It doesn’t sound like you will be doing any golfing any time soon. Maybe ice skating like us. Our sympathy goes out to the Barbour family. On our prayer list are Brenda Early, Malin Family, Kerry Page, Jane Smith, Vera Spring, Debby Spring, Gail Ford, Ray and Patty Baldes, the Garner Family, Betty Newman, Melanie Mast, Peggy Ridenpark. The question will be the same as last week. Learn to spell the King’s name in Daniel 3. Also, what happened to the King for seven years? I hope we can be at church next week as there is a prediction of lots more snow for this week. The girls are working on our March 29 cemetery soup benefit.

If you have any questions, please call Tina at (217) 374-2469 or Junia at 742-3605. It will be here before you know it. Campfire Singers will be the entertainment beginning at 1 p.m. They are so good. Don’t miss it. And the food will be out of this world, as usual. It will be the same. We need pies and any help will be appreciated. Remember to stand firm in the knowledge of God’s love – 2 Peter 3-9. To live a good life you need to be a good person. To live a great life your life your life must be good and great. God promised to take care of the needy – not the greedy. Let us, therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16. The secret of contentment is not in possessing many things but in wanting few things. God loves a cheerful giver and a thankful receiver. Help us all be content with what we have. Like the weather – we can’t change it. God be with us all. Keep warm and God will take care of you. See you in church Sunday – we hope.

Scott’s Law protects what’s behind the badge In 2000 Lt. Scott Gillen of the Chicago Fire Department was fatally injured by a drunken driver while working at a crash scene on the Dan Ryan Expressway. Since then “Scott’s Law” was established which requires drivers to change lanes or slow down if they can’t get over when approaching stopped emergency vehicles. Unfortunately, within the last two years multiple troopers, first responders and maintenance workers have been killed or severely injured by motorists who are in violation of this law. Whenever motorists approach a stopped emergency vehicle on the side of the roadway they typically see an officer directing traffic, conducting a traffic stop, investigating a crash scene, a fire fighter extracting an injured person from a vehicle, a paramedic applying first aid to those in need, or a maintenance worker repairing the roadway. However, there is much more behind the badge and uniform than what is seen by the passing motorist. To many, those first responders are fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters. Like so many people, they know that once they arrive home they will be greeted with warm hugs from their children and spouse. They are the hero to their

sons, an invitee to their daughter’s tea party, a blessing to their parents. They attend birthday parties, family gatherings, movies, church functions, sporting events, and so much more just like any other member of their hometown. Behind the badge and the uniform is a world no different from anyone else. And when tragedy strikes worlds are forever changed for those who are left behind. First responders are aware of the dangers of their job. Yet, so often many of the tragic incidents could easily have been avoided. Jan. 1, 2014, the speed limit was raised to 70 mph on the Interstates throughout Illinois except in highly populated areas. The average vehicle traveling 70 mph will travel 308 feet in three seconds. A driver who is distracted from their driving for three seconds will essentially travel 308 feet blind. Lives can be changed forever in a matter of seconds. The Illinois State Police would like to remind the motoring public to expand your field of vision down the roadway as you drive and to avoid distractions. Remember to change lanes or slow down if you can’t get over when approaching stopped emergency vehicles. Please protect those who protect us.

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‘Flossy’ rings in Dental Health Month

Dr. Scott Beavers’ office in Carrollton held its February Kids Day screening, in connection with Dental Health Month on Saturday Feb. 1. Addison and Sophia Dawdy from White Hall visited with “Flossie,” portrayed by Kati Gress of Hardin. Dr. Beavers will sponsor another Kids Day in August.

since the bank began awarding scholarships in 1989 to commemorate its 100th anniversary. The 2013 scholarship recipients were: Caleb Long – Scott County Achievement Scholarship Cynthia Courier – West Central High School Achievement Scholarship Paige Phelps – Jersey County Achievement Scholarship Jeremy Mallinckrodt – Pike County Achievement Scholarship Caitlin Harter – Pittsfield High School Achievement Scholarship Austin Hallock – North Greene Achievement Scholarship

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Diane Williams from United Community Bank’s Greenfield branch recently made a donation to The Thomas H. Boyd Memorial Foundation – Costello Trust. Left to right, Sarah Schmidt, community relations director for Boyd Hospital; Kirby Ballard, Foundation board President for Boyd Hospital; and Diane Williams, VP-lending for UCB Greenfield.

Blackburn College to host Spring Open House Feb. 14

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Pictured at the Grand opening of Freddy’s Bar, located south of Greenfield, on Friday, Jan. 31are left to right: Clinton Bailey, owners Pat and Steve Hoyt and Kathy Burkholder.

On Feb. 14, Blackburn College will host a Spring Open House for high school seniors and transfer students. Held on the College’s Carlinville campus, the Open House provides an opportunity to learn more about Blackburn College and its one-of-a-kind student managed Work Program. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The one-day Open House will feature a morning informational session, before breaking off into small groups for sessions which include a student panel, a financial aid presentation, and a transfer student session. In the afternoon, sessions on Blackburn’s major offerings and campus tours will be held. Prospective students will also have the chance to meet the College’s athletic coaches. For more information about Blackburn College’s Fall Open


Farmers State Bank pledges $6,000 in scholarships Farmers State Bank announced that is granting $6,000 in scholarships for 2014. Pittsfield - One $1,000 scholarship for any Pike County student and another $1,000 scholarship for a Pittsfield High School Graduate Members Winchester -- One $1,000 scholarship for any Scott County student and another $1,000 scholarship for a West Central High School student White Hall – One $1,000 North Greene High School Scholarship Jerseyville – One $1,000 Jersey Community High School Achievement Scholarship This will bring the total amount of scholarships funded to $117,000

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A matter of the heart By Carmen ensinger

Greene Prairie Press Valentine’s Day associates February with hearts filled with chocolates. But the month is also linked to another heart - the human heart, with February being designated as American Heart Month. Danny Powell, 29, of White Hall, is all too aware of the importance of taking care of one’s heart. Three years ago, at the youthful age of 26, Powell suffered a massive heart attack. He said he would not be here today, getting ready to celebrate the birth of his first child, were it not for the dedicated staff at Boyd Hospital in Carrollton and the Prairie Heart Institute at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. On top of being young, Powell had no risk factors typically associated with heart disease. He was carrying around a few extra pounds, but was in no way overtly overweight; he didn’t smoke, he didn’t drink and he didn’t use illegal drugs. Nor did his family have a history of heart disease. He thought he was a healthy, young male, but that all changed on Father’s Day in 2011 when he collapsed with a 100 percent blockage in one of the main arteries in his heart. “I had gone to the hospital a couple times in the six months prior to this with chest pains but by the time I got into the emergency room, the pains were gone,” Powell said. “They gave me an EKG and these never showed any blockages.” But on Father’s Day, the pain was much more intense. “I had gotten home from work and laid down on the bed and I told my wife I had the worst pain in my chest,” Powell said. “It was a sharp pain shooting through me so intense it made me cry, and so I told my wife I think I needed to go to the hospital.” Just as with the two prior trips to the ER, before he arrived, the pain had subsided. “We were just going around Heinold Curve outside of Carrollton and the pain went from being absolutely horrible to nothing at all,” Powell said. “I told my wife to just take me back home but she refused and took me to the hospital anyway.” This would later prove to be the most instrumental decision in the couple’s lives. When he was not working at Airsman Hires Funeral Home as a funeral director, Powell

picked up shifts as an Emergency Medical Technician with the ambulance service. Powell looked for his friends on the ambulance crew to hopefully save a few dollars on an ER visit. “I was going to have them hook me up to the EKG machine in the ambulance to see if something was really wrong this time because I was tight and I didn’t want to pay for another ER visit if nothing was going to show up,” Powell said. “They were getting ready to hook me up and that is the last thing I remember - I coded right there in the back of the ambulance.” Powell needed to get to a cardiac hospital and fast, so an ARCH Helicopter was summoned. Powell was awake during the 20-minute helicopter ride to Springfield, even though his heart essentially stopped four times during this ride - all to save his life. “My heart kept going into what they call a deadly rhythm and if it stays in this rhythm for too long - you die,” Powell said. Powell would have to have his heart shocked nine times in all including once in the elevator on his way to the cath lab and twice during the catheterization of his heart. “The doctor explained to me that I had the type of blockage that was like a piece of onion skin in an artery,” Powell said. “When it was open I was fine, but when it closed I had the chest pains.” Doctors discovered the left anterior descending coronary artery was 100 percent blocked. This artery feeds the entire left side of the heart. “They refer to this artery as the widow maker artery because usually if you have a blockage in this artery you usually don’t make it,” Powell said. “The survival rate for people who have this type of blockage is pretty slim.” Powell said the first echoes of his heart showed minor damage on the lower lobe of his heart. “But after spending two days in cardiac ICU after they put the stent in they told me my heart was back to 100 percent with zero damage,” he said. “I guess it was because they got the blood flow back to the heart so quickly and the fact that I was younger and I healed a lot faster.” Luck was on Powell’s side during this harrowing experience. He recently found out his condition was

so critical and unstable that the helicopter almost declined to fly him to Springfield. “The paramedic who flew me up said that they almost took me back into the hospital and were it not for the pilot, he would not have attempted to get me to Springfield in my condition,” Powell said. “But the pilot told him he thought he could get me there and the paramedic trusted his judgment that he could get us there and so he said let’s do it.” Powell can’t say enough good things about Boyd Hospital. “I can’t tell you how lucky we are to have Boyd Hospital here,” Powell said. “Being in a rural setting like this so far from a major hospital, we are lucky to have a hospital so close which is able to get us stabilized so we can get to a larger hospital.” Powell’s case was so remarkable, as was his recovery, that he was one of only two rural patients asked to address a group of cardiologists on his experiences with the Stat Heart Program. “I felt honored that they chose me for this, but as I told them, if it wasn’t for them and Boyd Hospital, and the hospital personnel and paramedics who saw to it that I got to Springfield - I’d be dead now,” Powell said. “I still get a little emotional when I talk about it.” His close call with death has caused Powell to make some changes in his life and get his priorities more in line. “When something like this happens, you just get a different outlook on life than you had before,” he said. “I try to exercise more, try to limit the amount of fried foods I consume and try to include more grilled items. I had always been the kind of person that was work, work, work - I was always one to try to make as much money as I could. But something like this really makes you stop and think and cherish what we have right now.” And he knows it was more than just luck that has allowed him to tell his story. Powell said his family was by his side through the whole ordeal and for this he is grateful. He has one piece of advice he would like to pass on to everyone out there. “Don’t be rushed by life - enjoy every moment you have with your family which is what I try to do now,” he said.

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Kane man finds potentially fatal heart condition just in time By rOBerT LYOns Greene Prairie Press When Jeff Plato sought medical attention this past June, he thought a poor planting season was taking a toll on his health. But, the shortness of breath and chest pains the 53-year-old was experiencing were, instead, a sign of major heart problems. “I thought I was having an anxiety attack,” Plato, of rural Kane, said. “I’m a farmer and farming was horrendous last spring.” After a battery of tests, however, it was clear more than stress was affecting Plato. On first examination, he was told he would likely need a stent and maybe a few nights in the hospital. Further review revealed more work was needed. “I think I shocked the cardiologist,” he said. “I ended up having to have a quadruple bypass.” Plato said his arteries had blockages of 100, 95, 90 and 60 percent, leaving him in a very vulnerable condition without even knowing it. After all, he had no family history of heart problems. “I’m sure I wouldn’t have survived if I would have had a heart attack,” he said. “My heart got down to functioning at 25 percent, but I never did have a heart attack.” After surgery on June 11, 2013, Plato remained hospitalized for a week. He said he was kept unconscious for three days while his heart gained strength. His wife, Jill, took off six weeks of work to help him begin his recovery. But, his heart problems were not over. Less than two months later, Plato began cardio rehab at Jersey Community Hospital. Not long into the program he experienced ventricular tachycardia (V-tach), which is an arrhythmia that can

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“i thought i was having an anxiety attack. i’m a farmer and farming was horrendous last spring.”

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Jeff Plato

Kane resident Blood Clot-Reducing Medication Endorsed

The liver receives 25 percent of the blood that the heart pumps with each beat. One of the largest organs in the body, the liver also is one of the most important, serving a variety of functions that keep human beings alive. One of the more important functions the liver performs is the production of bile, an alkaline fluid that helps humans absorb food and eliminate toxins. Bile salts are produced in the liver and travel through the bile duct and into the intestine. These bile salts help humans absorb fat from their diets. When the liver is functioning poorly, some people may develop diarrhea or malnutrition. That's because a poorly functioning liver may not be producing enough bile or pumping out the bile it is producing as adequately as it needs to for the body to maintain normal function.

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implanted a defibrillator. And that scientists and reseemsAtopanel have of solved the issue. searchers from the FDA has deSince his last surgery, Plato has cided to endorse a new medication graduated from the JCH cardio calledprogram vorapaxar (Zontivity). rehab and is now The on endorsement close rea six-day per comes week after program at theview Wellness Center, walking of information that was and prelifting weights. He said sented from clinical trials.he’s The even panel lostrecommended more than 100 pounds. that the medication “It’s been quite for be approved as partthe of ordeal a combinametion theof past seven to months,” he medications help reduce said. “It’s been an about-face risk It of awas heart aattack or stroke in fortheme. life-changing people who have already had a experience.” heart attack. much This medication works He gives of the credit blocking a receptor in the body forbyhis survival and subsequent that helps form a clot. Platesuccess to platelets JCH cardiopulmonary manager and lets are Beth a type Crane of blood cellTom that Smith at together the Wellness clumps to formCenter, a clot who havecan looked him every which lead toafter a heart attack or step of the way. He said he also stroke. By stopping the clot from received care at or Alton forming, great the risk of a stroke heart Memorial Hospital and Christian attack may be reduced. Northeast. Plato if from he hadn’t began Thesaid results the clinical trial receiving treatment when he conducted with vorapaxar weredid, prehe might not be alive today. He sented in 2012 and included over added everyone should have their twenty-six thousand individuals. health checked out, even if there During the study, the aren’t any symptoms. researchers noted that there was your an increased “I would say see doctor risk of bleeding. this regularly. I hadn’tIf approved, been to the medication may carry 10 a warning to doctor in probably years,” Plato said. “I’m really physicians that it really, should not be fortunate be here.” used in to people who have had a recent stroke or bleeding from the head.

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a new medication called vorapaxar (Zontivity). The endorsement comesthe The results from after close review of information that sented 2012 and incl was presented frominclinical trials. The panel recommended that the ing the study, the resea medication be approved as part of a If approved, combination bleeding. of medications to help t thatofita should not be reduce the risk heart attack or u stroke in people who have already bleeding from thehad head. a heart attack. This medication works by blocking a receptor in the body that helps platelets form a clot. Platelets are a type of blood cell that clumps together to form a clot which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. By stopping the clot from forming, the risk of a stroke or heart attack may be reduced. The results from the clinical trial conducted with vorapaxar were presented in 2012 and included over twenty-six thousand individuals. During the study, the researchers noted that there was an increased risk of bleeding. If approved, this medication may carry a warning to physicians that it should not be used in people who have had a recent stroke or bleeding from the head.

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Francis E. Neubauer, age 87 of Carrollton died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born Jan. 5, 1927 in Carrollton, the son of John H. and Helen M. Geers Neubauer. He is survived by one son, John D. (wife Nancy) Neubauer of Springfield, one daughter, Ann M. (husband Tom) Hageman of Yorkville, four grandchildren, Jon Hageman, Hannah Hageman, Jake Neubauer, and Amy Neubauer. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, James “Jas” Neubauer, and two brothers, Robert and John Herbert Neubauer. Francis was a W.W.II U.S. Army veteran serving in the Pacific Theater. In 1949, he became an Illinois State Trooper, a position of which he was very proud, retiring in 1977. He then worked as a laborer in the St. Louis area for several years, prior to being elected as Greene County Sheriff in 1982. He was extremely honored to have served the citizens of Greene County for two terms, retiring in 1990. As a member of many organizations he dearly loved belonging to the American Legion Post 1135 in Eldred. He loved listening to and helping people. He was truly a friend to many. Graveside funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Carrollton. Visitation will be held 4:30 -7:30 p.m. Thursday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 1135 in Eldred. Condolences may be left on line at

Gary Neal “Red” Schofield, age 62 of Carrollton, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at his residence. He was born March 4, 1951 in Carrollton, the son of Irvin W. and Edith M. Freer Schofield. He is survived by a daughter, Samantha West of St. Louis, Mo., a son, Michael Schofield of Nashville, Tenn., a granddaughter, Sarah Keeley of St. Louis, three sisters, Lucy Hester of Greenfield, Wanda Evans of Bethalto, Christine Meek of Carrollton, and seven nieces and nephews. Red was the owner and operator of Schofield Plumbing and Heating in Carrollton for 40 years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and was an avid fan and supporter of Carrollton Lady Hawks Basketball. Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. A graveside funeral service will follow at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Eldred. Memorials may be given to Carrollton Lady Hawks Basketball program, or the American Heart Association. Condolences may be left on-line at www.

Nelson Ray Stanberry Nelson Ray Stanberry, 55, of rural Greenfield died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at his home. He was born July 23, 1958 in Pekin to Ralph and Charlotte (Graham) Stanberry. Surviving, are his siblings: David (Muriel) of Washington, Ill, Daryl (MaryAnn) of Auburn, Melanie of Greenfield, Raymond of White Hall, Richard (Elizabeth) of Waverly, John of Greenfield, and Julie (Jim) of Modesto; his nieces and nephews: Joshua, Kathleen, Brian, Jason, Amanda, John,Brenda, John, Frankie, Derek, Jacob, Crystal, and Betheny. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Meryl and Beryl, paternal and maternal grandparents and one nephew. He loved to hunt, ride motorcycles, and being out in the country. Cremation rites have been accorded and no formal services are scheduled. Shields-Bishop Funeral Home in Greenfield is in charge of arrangements.


Louis J. Ballard Louis J. Ballard, age 91 of Carrollton, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St Louis. He was born Jan. 30, 1923 in Carrollton, the son of Louis Jackson and Ada Kelly Ballard. He married Lorraine M. Lodge on Nov.30, 1947 in Carrollton, and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Margaret Louise (John) Brass of O’Fallon, Mo., and Carolyn Lorraine Ballard of Clearwater, Fla., a granddaughter, Marissa Ontis of Alton, two brothers, Joe Ballard of Springfield, and Darrell Ballard of Tampa, Fla. and a sister, Joyce Wiles of St. Petersburg, Fla. He was preceded in death by four brothers, James”Jack” , William, Richard, and Glenn Ballard. Jack was a W.W. II veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served in the South Pacific. He was a printer, working at both newspapers in Carrollton, then retiring after many years of work at the Alton Telegraph. He had served as alderman and as mayor of the City of Carrollton. He loved gardening and fishing. He was a member of the Carrollton First Presbyterian Church. Following cremation, the family will have a private service at a later date. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at

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Dixon - Schild Cordes’ 55th anniversary Bob and Mary Cordes will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary Friday, Feb. 7. Bob Cordes and the former Mary Kroeschel were married at St. Francis Xavier Church in Jerseyville Feb. 7, 1959. Bob retired from Laclede Steel. Mary was employed at Illinois Valley and retired from Carrollton School District.

They are the parents of four children: Robert (Debbie) Cordes of Jerseyville, Carol (Gary Heilman of Shipman, and Todd Cordes and Craig Cordes, both of Jerseyville. They have six grandchildren, Courtney (Josh) Strebel, Chad, Breanna and Brad Cordes, Christina Soto and Cole Heilman; and three greatgrandchildren, Dylan, Logan and Owen Strebel.

Patricia Dixon and Mike Schild of rural Roodhouse were married Jan. 9, 2014 in St. Louis. Patricia is

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Jean Murphy is January Employee of the Month

Passavant Area Hospital’s January 2014 Employee of the Month is Jean Murphy, Emergency Department. Jean is a licensed practical nurse in the Emergency Department. She has been employed at Passavant for 34 years. Her nomination form read, “Jean is simply the complete package, always professional, caring and hard working. Her work ethic is exemplary. She goes out of her way to assist her co-workers and is always there to support them. Jean’s kind and caring manner helps the patients to have a more positive ER experience. Jean is a great ambassador for Passavant Hospital and a joy to work with.” Jean says her responsibilities include meeting the patient’s immediate needs as they arrive to their room, clean and dress lacerations, administer medications, assist the physician with exam and procedures, start IVs, take vital signs, stock supplies, and ready the room for the next patient. Jean and her husband, Mike, reside in Greenfield. They are the parents of three children, Jessica, Caroline, and Monica. Jean’s hobbies include spending time with family, hiking, bird watching, reading, camping, horseback riding, and buggy driving. The Employee of the Month at Passavant receives a cash award, an Employee of the Month lapel

JEAN MURPHY pin, wall plaque, engraved writing instrument, coffee mug, meal certificates for use in the hospital cafeteria, and a day off with pay.



Emanuel and Anna C. Miller of Roodhouse, a daughter, Larita Elmina, 8 pounds, 1 ounce, 4:06 p.m. on Feb. 3, 2014 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. Elder children: Joseph, 13; Lynford, 12; Joyce, 11; Sarah, 8; Annetta, 6; Emily, 4 and Heidi, 2. Grandparents: Marvin and Esther Yoder, Roodhouse and Levi and Sarah Mae Miller, Bloomfield.

Eller - Barrero Penny Eller and Steve Barrero of Litchfield were married Jan. 3, 2014 in Chicago. Penny is the daughter of

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Once in a while when Clifton takes Shirley and me for a long car ride, he brings us home via a country road that he rode his Harry up and down when a teenager - he always has a story. One of my favorite trips home is through Hagaman. One of our neighbors was Phillip and Effie Stanton Stuck. He was a brother of Uncle Elmer Blue. Their brother, Governor Charles Blue, did not survive the death march of the Philippine Islands - WWII. Mrs. Effie was a cousin of my father, Nile Love. When we lived out there I stood at the window and watched their son, George Stuck, run the railroad track to GCHE. His sister, Barbara, drove a Model T Ford, or rode horseback or horse and buggy to school, depending on the weather. The Stuck’s daughter, Margareett, was four years older than I. She graduated from Carlinville High School and U of I in Champaign. The Stuck family invited my family for an inside Easter Sunday picnic. “Margie” and I hunted goose eggs. My my! They were as big as grapefruit. Bud Robinson sent them and dressed geese to St. Louis for her. That was her college fund. Margie married, had many children, and taught Kindergarten in Bethalto. They retired in Alaska. Yesterday, Kathy Mears stopped to see me. She had attended Bible Study in Rockbridge; I assume at the Rockbridge Methodist church. She and Larry have moved to the Raymond and Eileen Mears family home northeast of Greenfield. Their three daughters, Lisa - Texas; Debbie - Minnesota; Beth of Springfield were home for Christmas. Larry and Kathy are looking forward to the grandchildren visiting “two weeks” in the summer months. I sent a biscuit home to Larry, who was under the weather. I betcha I’m the oldest in years who held Larry and J. Fred Bauer as babies. Recently, James Dalton of East Peoria called at the Larry and Kathy Mears home. Debbi Fields and husband, Jim (d) were treated by Kathy Mears RN (and so was I) when she was employed by Greene County Health Department. On the wall of my dining room is a clock, (today I can tell time), two butterflies from a party given by Robin and Lois Lea Ford and a photograph taken by Olin Mills at the Methodist Church in Greenfield. When Bob and Fernanda Morrow came to see us, he slammed the door due to poor hearing. The photograph would go awry, Bob would straighten, chastise me, and Fernanda would say, “Oh Bob forget it.” This morning a snowplow rum-

bled outside my door. I heard a noisy crash in the dining room. The photo, frame, cardboards and glass lay unharmed on the floor. Debbi washed the frame and glass, put everything in its place, and rehung. It’s as if I had a walk down “Memory Lane” with my friends. My father Nile Love had a five-year-old son, Elmer Vincent Love, when he married my mother, Caroline Jennings. When Clifton (our son) was born my mother informed me that even though she lived next door she was not going to be a babysitter. That suited me just fine as we had waited for him for seventeen years. later mother said, “Babies frighten me. Your brother Elmer helped me with you. When he was in school we hired a neighbor lady. Elmer and you helped me with your sister Melba. And of course your father pitched in at night.” I believe her fear came from infant deaths of a nephew and a niece. We must tell Jesus all of our troubles. Rev. Hans Poetschner (my minister) informed me that his wife, Rev. Charlotte Poetschner, had finished her term of duty as minister of the Presbyterian Church at Carlinville. In route to his apartment and college, Cory McCarn telephoned his grandmother, Barbara Kahl and said, “I’ll see you in March.” Patty Knisley’s telephone visit brought back precious memories to me. Charles Theivagt delivered the message of the Magi following “The Star” - a blind woman was mentioned, Rev. charlotte Poetschner was born blind. Al Theivagt and Dale Hammon played football with Beardstown Tigers. Virginia Piper and I participated in GCHS Tiger events. Donnie “Cotton” Gustine’s Aunt Lucille Barton introduced me to Mary Alice Gustine, pat Theivagt’s mother. The Gustines and Charles Theivagt were and is our attorney. Mr. Charlie tends to my Colorado sister, Melba Love Robinson’s legal business. My caretaker, Debbie Fields is so thoughtful. She unfolded a cardboard box and put at the door entrance to protect my hardwood floors. Mable Batty Cole was grateful that her brother-in-law, Richard Cole, had scraped the snow from her driveway. “When a child,” she said, “I skated down the hill and my brother Harold Batty, caught me at the bottom.” Mable had finished three baby quilts. Get well wishes to Amelie Burger and Betty Thein. People from Greenfield enjoyed the Potato Bar Sunday in Carrollton The McClellands and the Steve Coles enjoyed their winter vacation. ‘Til next time!



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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 to reserve a table. We hope you can join us for a fun evening in Greenfield.

Library’s Chocolate Sample Fair Looking for something special for your Valentine? Come and see the delightful chocolate treats at the Greenfield Public Library’s “Chocolate Sample Fair” on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the library. Cookies, candies, cupcakes, fudge, etc. will be offered to the public. Tickets for the event will be: $3--all you can eat or $5--carry-out plate. Tickets will be sold at the door. Those interested in donating chocolate treats for the Chocolate Sample Fair may bring them by the library on Friday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., or on Saturday. Feb. 8, after 8 a.m. For more information, please call the library at 217-3682613.

lobby. Proceeds benefit the Greenfield Public Library. The items for the auction will be displayed at the library through Feb. 7. For questions or donations for the silent auction, contact the library at 217-368-2613.

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. 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.

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.


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HAPPENING GREENFIELD Saturday, Feb. 8: 9 a.m.-12 noon, Greenfield Public Library Chocolate Sample Fair at the library. All you can eat $3 and carryout plate $5. Mondays and Wednesdays: 6-9 p.m. Greenfield High School Fitness Center will be open to the public. Please use back door of the high school. No charge to anyone living in Greenfield School District. A signed release form is required on first visit.

Saturday, March 8 from 8am-2pm at the Susnig Center (401 Mound Street, Jerseyville)

Have a lot of unwanted items around the house? Start spring cleaning early and organize it for this huge indoor sale! For $25, sellers receive a 8’ x 2.5’ table to display as many items on or under the table. For more information or to learn how to register, please visit, call the JPRD office at 618.498.2222 or email

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Sunday, Feb. 9: 2-4 p.m. Friends of the Library Chocolate Fest at the White Hall Methodist Church. Eat in plates $3, take home plates $6. ROODHOUSE Saturday, March 1: 10 a.m. Greene County Mobile Pantry at Gallery Auction House on Rt. 106. CARROLLTON Saturday, Feb. 8: 5 p.m. Twin Rivers DU Banquet at Carrollton KC Hall.

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Father/Daughter Dance The Greenfield Public Library is sponsoring a “Father/Daughter Dance” on Saturday. Feb.8, from 6-8 p.m., at the Greenfield Elementary School. The dance is open to all school-age girls accompanied by their father, grandfather, uncle or guardian. The dance is free of charge. Donations for the Greenfield Public Library will be greatly appreciated. On-site professional photographer, Sarah Richey will be offering 4” x 6” prints for $1, and prints will be available for pick-up at the library at a later date. Corsages for the dance can be ordered from Bev’s Baskets and Bows at 217-368-2263 for a cost of $3. Also, a silent auction, open to the public, will be held that evening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the elementary

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When asked about her stay, Donna replied, “I liked it very much. The girls were very nice to me. Therapy was great, too. They were very encouraging and helped me a lot. I could not walk when I came and today when I go home, I will walk out the door on my own.”

When asked about her stay, Lauretta stated, “I worked with the girls in therapy. My balance is better and I am a lot stronger now. I would recommend Bounce Back to others wanting to get back home.”

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Almost - but not quite

Going for two

St. John's Curtis Lake gets his hands on the ball in the 7th grade regional against Pleasant Hill last week.

St. John's Nick Stendeback shoots the ball during the 7th grade Regional held at St. John's recently.

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Eye on the basket

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St. John's Cade McAdams keeps his eye on the basket as he goes for two in the 7th grade regional against Pleasant Hill last week.

St. John's Curtis Lake tries to shoot around a Pleasant Hill player in action at the 7th grade regional held at St. John's last week.

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On guard

The ball slips from the hands of Greenfield's Tanner Goode last week at a fifth grade pee wee game held at St. Johns.

St. John's Ethan Harrellson guards Greenfield's Bryce Stuart in a pee wee game at St. John's recently.

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Taking it on the noggin

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Got your back

Greenfield's Jimmy Stewart backs up teammate Tanner Goode as he takes the ball down the court in a game against St. John's recently.

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400D for rEnT Pike county

100 AUTo looking for a Ford? Chevy? Honda? Toyota? GMC? Dodge? Or any other car, truck or SUV? Before you buy anything anywhere else, check with us. www. 2.5

200 BUSinESS THE TrADing PoST 501 E. Prairie St., Jerseyville, IL. Open Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 7,000 sq. ft. of clean furniture, appliances, sporting goods and tools. Plus 2000 smalls @ $2.00 or less! We buy full or partial estates/households of GOOD, CLEAN furniture and appliances. Why buy new when "slightly used" will do? For more information, call: 618-639-4569. TFN colmAn'S coUnTry cAmPErS 2013's on sale. Big discounts. Sales, service, parts, propane. #2 Fun St. Hartford, IL 62048. 618254-1180. TFN if yoU nEED PArTS for your mowers and tillers, Dorsey's Hardware and Western Auto have a large selection of belts and parts service and new equipment sales available. Winchester. 217-742-9241. TF 2012 moBilE HomE STimUlUS PAckAgE: up to $25,000 for your trade in. Discounts for land owners. Financing available. Prequalify by phone 314-5627459. tf SEllBEST, 110 W. Quincy St., Griggsville: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Quality Used Furniture & AppliancesWashers, Dryers, Freezers, Fridges, Microwave, Electric Stoves, Twin, Full, Queen Beds, New Mattress Sets, Bedroom Furniture, Tables & Chairs, Upholstered Furniture, Tools, T.V.s, Stereos. Everything for the home and you! Call 217-2422252.TF DiAmonD TrAilEr saleswe buy used campers new campers & toy haulers by Keystone RV Co. Pre-owned campers; RV parts & service. We also stock a large selection of RV accessories for all your camping needs. Located at 1117 N. Old Rt. 66, Litchfield. 217-324-2452, TFJCJ

300 fArm mArkET 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

400A for rEnT calhoun county APArTmEnT for rent. Call Matt 618-576-2766 or 618576-2449. TFCNH commErciAl BUilDing for rent. Hardin, IL. Call (618)498-1234 and ask for Business Department. TF

for rEnT: One bedroom apts. in Hardin; convenient, quiet location; $300; water/sewer/trash included; deposit required; no dogs; call 618-576-2662 to apply. 2.5

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

400c for rEnT Jersey county for rEnT: Recently remodeled 2 bedroom home on corner 5 shaded lots. References required. $550 month plus deposit. Dow. 618-535-0071. 2.5

cozy fUrniSHED 3 BR, 1.5 BA house in Southern Pike County. $600/mo, $600 sec. deposit. No smoking, no pets. Call 217-883-2820. 2.5 HomE in coUnTry for rent. 3 BR, 2 BA, completely remodeled. No pets. Deposit and references required. 918-2237780. 2.12 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. 2.12 nEwly rEmoDElED office space on the square in Pittsfield. For more information, call 217-473-8811. TF

2 BEDroom trailer for rent in Pittsfield. Call 217-2854674, leave message, or call 217-491-0088. TF 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. 2.12

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

500 for SAlE 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)772-2710. 5.7.14

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

600 HElP wAnTED PArT-TimE cook Apply to West Pine Retirement Village. 508 West Pine, Jerseyville Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. TFN DrivErS: Want a professional career? Haul flatbed for Trinity Logisitcs Group! Earn $.425-$.525 cpm! CDL-A w. 2 yrs. exp. EEO/AA Call 800-5337862. www.trinitytrucking. com. 2.5 PikErS STEAkHoUSE is now hiring servers. Day and evening shifts available. Please apply in person at 420 Georgia St. Louisiana, Missouri. 2.5 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. 2.12

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600 HElP wAnTED HElP wAnTED PACT is seeking applications for fulltime Early Head Start Home Based Teacher position for Pike County. Requires Associate or higher degree or a CDA, or willingness/ ability to obtain within 1 year. College credits in child growth and development preferred. Mail, FAX, or E-mail resume, transcripts, and letter of interest to Millie Young at PACT, PO Box 231, Mt. Sterling, IL 62353. FAX 217-773-3906. Email myoung@pactheadstart. com. EOE. 2.5 wAnTED: Licensed, experienced cosmetologist in established salon. Call 217-285-2730. Ask for Lisa. 2.12

615 HUnTing SEArcHing for prime farmland to lease for deer and/or turkey hunting rights. Any size acreage considered. We are not an outfitter and only leasing for our own personal use. Ref. available. 937-2140460. 3.26.14 looking To lEASE hunting ground. Short term or long term. 618-550-9406. 2.27.14

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 looking for 2-400 acres of good hunting ground in Adams or Pike County hunting season. 217-257-2903. 2.12

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

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

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

Contact Darrell Moore (217) 473-5486

nEED ExTrA cash? Sell your used items in The People's Marketplace Classifieds. One phone call puts your ad in six newspapers....a total circulation of almost 22,000 readers! Plus your ad will be put online for FREE!

1500D yArD SAlES Pike county mUlTi-fAmily yArD SAlE St. Mary's Parish Hall, 219 N. Jackson St. Pittsfield. Sat. Feb. 15, 7:301:30. Housewares, baby & children's clothes & toys, home decor, small furniture. 2.12

no TrESPASSing on Marty Aderton property in Hardin.

Various Models of Fax Machines $10 and up

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

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

900D no TrESPASSing Pike county no TrESPASSing on any and all land owned by Double Creek Farms, Inc. TF

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


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no TrESPASSing On Jack and Mary Jeaen Aderton properety in Hardin. 5.1.14

PrivATE ProPErTy No hunting or trespassing on any property owned by Gary Rothe, Teri Rothe Kirbach and Debra Rothe in Jerseyville, Illinois in Jersey County. Violaters will be prosecuted. 12.19.14

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looking for ground to cash rent - Competitive pricing. Call 217-491-7976. 2.12

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

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inTErior work Cabinet and counter top installation, sheet rock hanging, wood flooring, painting. 217-6175846. 2.5

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individual or entity. All advertisements are accepted and published by the newspaper upon the representation that the agency and/or advertiser will indemnify and hold harmless the newspaper from any loss or expense, including the cost of defense and any settlement and/or judgment resulting from claims based upon the contents of any advertisement, including claims or suits for defamation, libel, violation of right of privacy, plagiarism or copyright infringement. All advertisements created by the newspaper are not considered a “work made for hire” and the newspaper retains the copyright to all advertisements created by the newspaper for the advertiser. The advertisement may not be reproduced without the written permission of the newspaper. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination, in the sale, rental or financing of housing. In addition, the Illinois Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on age, ancestry, marital status, or unfavorable discharge. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which violates the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call the Chicago area Fair Housing Alliance toll free at 1-800-659-OPEN.

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

Business Opportunity In Winchester

licEnSED DAycArE home has openings. Call 217-491-2944. 2.5

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100 Automotive * 200 Business* 210 Church Services 220 Collectibles* 300 Farm Market* 400 For Rent* A: Calhoun County B: Greene County C: Jersey County D: Pike County E: Scott County F: Miscellaneous • 500 For Sale* • 600 Help Wanted* • 610 Hobby Shop/Handicrafts*

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

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Friday, February 21, 2014 • 11 AM Auction Location: Crossroads Center 125 W. Jefferson St. Pittsfield, IL. Property Locations: 3 miles east of Barry, IL and 6 miles west of Pittsfield, IL along and near IL Highway Rt 106. Tracts 1 & 2- Derry Twp. Sections 10 & 11. Tract 3- Derry Twp. Section 1. Tracts 4 & 5- Hadley Twp. Section 33, all in Pike Co, IL. Watch for signs. • Highly Productive Tillable Land, CRP, Pasture, Timber, Good Access! • 3 BR Brick Home, Buildings, 20K bu. Grain Storage • Great Opportunity! Property sells without reserve to the highest bidder! Tract 1: 160 ac m/l, 84ac tillable FSA, 25ac CRP, 47ac Pasture, 3 BR Home, Bldgs, Bins Tract 2: 50 ac m/l, 33.24 tillable FSA ac, CRP, Timber, Creek. Tract 3: 169.82 ac m/l, 136.9 tillable FSA ac, Primary tillable soil is Downsouth. Tract 4: 80.77 ac m/l, 59.8 tillable FSA ac, 17 ac CRP, 3K s.f. Morton Bldg. Tract 5: 86.78 ac m/l, 72.12 tillable FSA ac, CRP, Highly Productive, 91% tillable. ABSOLUTE AUCTION! 10% down, balance at closing within 30 days. Full possession!

Saturday, February 22, 2014 • 10 AM Auction Location: Tract 1 (At the Home Place) 4.5 miles east of Barry, IL or 6 miles west of Pittsfield, IL on IL Hwy Rt 106 then west on 270th Ave 1 mile. Combine • Tractors • Farm Equip • Furniture • Appliances • More! 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


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STEPHEN MELLAS; KATIE MELLAS; DEFENDANTS. 12 CH 00038 421 EAST SPRUCE STREET JERSEYVILLE, IL 62052 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on December 2, 2013, JERSEY COUNTY SHERIFF in JERSEY County, Illinois, will on March 10, 2014, in Courtroom A of the Jersey County Courthouse, 201 W. Pearl Street, Jerseyville, IL, at 08:30AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of JERSEY, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 04-382-006-50 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 421 EAST SPRUCE STREET JERSEYVILLE, IL 62052 Description of Improvements: YELLOW WITH VINYL SIDING TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR DETACHED GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $62,180.99. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must


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Lance A. Fox; et. al., DEFENDANTS. NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/19/2012, the Sheriff of Jersey County, Illinois will on 3/12/14 at the hour of 8:15AM at Jersey County Courthouse, 201 West Pearl Jerseyville, IL 62052, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Jersey and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 04-885-011-00 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 903 Sumner Street Jerseyville, IL 62052 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium

deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce. com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1207829 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I585541 1.29.14, 2.5, 2.12

and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-22939. I586709 1.29.15, 2.5, 2.12

SAT., FEBRUARY 22 AT 5:00 P.M.






Representing & Closing Attorney: Christopher G. Scholz Scholz, Loos, Palmer, Siebers, Duesterhaus 625 Vermont St. • Quincy, IL 62301 • Phone 217-223-3444 THIS IS A PARTITION SALE SUBJECT TO COURT APPROVAL (12-CH-104) Call for a detailed color brochure! Additional information online – Scan the code, or visit: Sullivan Auctioneers, LLC • 217-847-2160 • Lic. 444000107

Farmers State Bank, PLAINTIFF, Vs.

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Louis I. Thompson; et. al., DEFENDANTS. NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 11/13/2013, the Sheriff of Jersey County, Illinois will on 3/12/2014 at the hour of 8:15AM at Jersey County Courthouse, 201 West Pearl Jerseyville, IL 62052, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Jersey and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 04-886-001-00 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 515 Leavett Street Jerseyville, IL 62052 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after


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ERIC OGLESBY; CYNTHIA OGLESBY A/K/A CYNTHIA A. OGLESBY A/K/A CYNTHIA A. ANDERSON;, DEFENDANTS. 25484 CRYSTAL LAKE ROAD JERSEYVILLE, IL 62052 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on December 9, 2013, JERSEY COUNTY SHERIFF in JERSEY County, Illinois, will on March 17, 2014, in Courtroom A of the Jersey County Courthouse, 201 W. Pearl Street, Jerseyville, IL, at 8:30AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of JERSEY, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 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-

Land is located in Sect. 1 & 13, T2N•R7W, of Keene Township, Adams County, IL, approx. 3 miles east and north of Loraine, IL.



1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-14623. I586710 1.29.14, 2.5, 2.12

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


President’s Day • Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 • 10 a.m. LOCATION: From Troy, Mo. take Highway 47 east 4 1/4 miles to Ridge Road (by El Rancho Store) turn left on Ridge Road and go 2 miles to Pavelka Farms on the right. After years of hard work managing and caring for her combination farm, Mrs. Pavelka has decided to sell her cow herd and rent out her pasture and row crop land, therefore she will sell at absolute auction the following listed farm machinery, trucks, and farm supplies. TRACTORS: 2010 Case IH Magnum 215, MFWD, 3 svc., auto. steer ready, quick hitch, big & small 1000 & 540,left hand shuttle shift, weights, duals, 18.4 x 46 tires, 600 hrs.; 2001 Case IH MX 120, MFWD, cab, Powershift, 3 hyds., front fenders, left hand shuttle shift, 18.4R x 38 tires, 5164 hours; 1998 JD 6410 MFWD tractor, open station w/ canopy, dual hyds., left hand shuttle shift, wobble stick controls with JD 640 SL loader, bale spear, pallet forks, approx. 5400 hrs. has new hour meter; 3 – JD suitcase weights. COMBINE: 2006 JD 9560 STS 4WD combine, CM. reverser, stalk chopper, Green Star display, hillside performance package, 793 separator hours, 1113 engine hours, 30.5L x 32 tires; JD 625F flex platform, 25’ Green Star ready; JD 693 corn head, converted to fit 60 series JD combines, single point hookup, poly snouts; Case IH 25 header wagon; Ezee Trailer header wagon. FARM EQUIPMENT: Kinze 8 RN 30” 3500 planter, KPM 3000 monitor, 8 /15 row, interplant, no-till coulters, 8 corn meters, 15 bean meters with 48 & 60 cell plates, planted approx. 6400 acres; JD 750 no-till drill, 24 x 7.5, 15 ft., dolly wheels; JD 530 big round hay baler, monitor, 31.5 x 13.5; Bush Hog DM 80 disk mower; JD 702 8-wheel hay rake, hyd. fold center, kicker wheel, like new; Ezee Trail 475 grain cart, 1000 RPM, tarp, light kit, 18.4 x 26 turf tires; AFS light bar; Case IH DMI Tiger Mate 24.5’ field cultivator w/ 4 bar tine harrow; IHC 6013 Conserv- Till plow, 13’ disc chisel; JD F-145 4 bottom plow; JD model 1600 - 10 shank chisel plow, 3 pt. gauge cushion shank; JD 235 – 23’ disk, 7 ½” spacings; IHC 8 row cultivator, hyd. fold, 3 pt.; Midland M-86 scraper, 8 yard w/ dolly hitch; JD 155 – 9’ blade, hyd. offset & tilt; JD 1008 pull type 10’ rotary cutter, 540 PTO, solid tires; Pull type sprayer w/ hyd. drive pump & 300 gal. poly tank; Farm wagon converted to haul big bales; Westfield 6” seed auger w/ plastic flighting, hyd. drive, set up for a truck w/ shut-off; Danuser F post hole digger w/ 12” auger, 3 pt.; Danuser MD-6 post driver w/ stand, 3 pt.; Log splitter, 3 pt., factory made; Modern stationary hammer mill w/ 3 screens, 6” hammer mill, magnet, electric 220v motor; Herd 12v seeder; Lot of hyd. cylinders. IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT: 2 – Rain gun sprinklers on 400 Rain Rifle trailer; 4” Irrigation gun on wheels; 4” Irrigation gun on stand; Hale 40 FMB-R 550 tractor PTO pump; 57 pieces of 6” x 30’ aluminum hook & latch pipe on trailer; Lot of 6” irrigation fittings; Electric 2” water pump w/ meter. TRUCKS & TRAILERS: 2000 Chevy 3500 HD pickup, 4WD, 4 speed auto trans., 5.7 gas motor, reg. cab, long bed, 90,000 miles; 1988 GMC 7000 truck, 366 gas engine, 5 & 2 trans., peg axle, 2 way hoist, plumbed for seed auger, w/ Knapheide 18 ½’ bed w/ Shur Lok rollover tarp; 1980 GMC 6000, 350 gas eng., 4 & 2 trans., single axle w/ Knapheide 16’ grain bed, 2 way hoist, rollover tarp, cargo doors; 1969 Chevy C-50 dump truck; Kiefer Bilt 16’ livestock trailer, center gate, bumper hitch; Brooks Bros. RC10 single axle flatbed, 10’ x 5’ all metal, bumper hitch. SHOP TOOLS - HAY & LIVESTOCK EQUIP - WILDLIFE MOUNTS & SUPPLIES ON LINE BIDDING: will provide on line real time bidding via your Iphone, Ipad, or laptop. To get pre-registered go to linked to BidSpotter. BUILD SHEETS: We have build sheets available on the combine and Case IH 215 tractor. MACHINERY INSPECTION: The machinery will be ready for inspection and auction personnel will be on hand on Sunday, February 16 from Noon to 4 pm, sp stop by and look over things and visit with us.

SELLER: FAYE PAVELKA - DBA PAVELKA FARMS For more information call Charlie Nordwald 636-795-4552



Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Carrollton, Illinois



730 S. State St. Suite A, Jerseyville, IL 62052 618-498-2321

500 N. Main St., Carrollton, IL 62016 217-942-5182




303 Lott St., Jerseyville

518 Short St., Jerseyville

520 3rd St., Carrollton

1015 Giddings Ave., Jerseyville

1122 Sumner St., Jerseyville

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210 Curtis St., Jerseyville $55,000

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2 Bedroom, 1 bath home with basement, open living and dining room, big covered front porch and covered patio. 2 Car detached garage with extra storage/or workshop in the back. Roberta Wallace 618-535-5820

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909 N. Liberty St., Jerseyville

506 N. Harrison, Jerseyville

RR 1 Box 120, White Hall

26087 Bethany Church Rd., Kane


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501 Easton Ave., Jerseyville

111 Essex, Jerseyville

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Updated Log Home on Corner Lot.

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1210 Locke St., Jerseyville

309 Pleasant St., Jerseyville

34416 Prairie Dell Rd., Piasa

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25554 Quail Chase Rd. Hettick

414 Short St., Jerseyville

401 Timber Ridge Dr., Grafton

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307 Captains Ct., Grafton

1004 Mallard Ct., Grafton

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2442 Seminary Rd., Brighton



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406 W. Carpenter, Jerseyville 1025 West Hickory, Jerseyville

Convenience store and auto service shop with very 3 bed, 2 bath on a corner lot. Great starter or solid customer base complete with drive up window. Also get pet grooming shop all under one roof. Busiinvestment property. Contact Angie ness could be purchased separate. Contact Angie.



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


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




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309 Andrew, Jerseyville



3 bed, 3 bath, 3.57 acres, located 10 minutes This stately home offers 4 bed, 5 baths, lots of updates, on 3 Bedroom, 3 bath home on corner lot with South of town. Lots of updates, small pond and 5 acres with a beautiful lake.This is a must see property. 2 car attached garage. Priced for quick sell. Call Angie Goforth. out buildings. Call Stacey Wock. Motivated Seller! Call Roger Scheffel




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

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

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



• 18 acres all tillable Eastern Jersey County. Brighton Delhi Road. 509 Maple, St. Jerseyville 2 bed, 1 bath, carport and workshop


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


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


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Greene County police and traffic The following police reports were filed between Jan. 27 and Jan. 31. These reports are public information and are obtained from the Greene County Circuit Clerk’s office. All individuals listed have been arrested and charged, or cited in the case of traffic violations. All are innocent until proven guilty. the following individual has been charged with a misdemeanor: Taylor, Joseph R., dob 01-22-90, disorderly conduct. the following individual has been charged with driving under the influence: England, Samantha B., dob 03-01-83. the following individuals have been issued a traffic citation: Henderson, Tammy L., dob 03-11-83, operate motor vehicle/

registration/suspended. Shaw, Robert D. Jr., dob 06-2963, transport/carry alcohol liquor/ passenger. Lavite, Michael B., dob 09-2172, operate motor vehicle/registration/suspended. Powell, James W., dob 11-2174, operate motor vehicle/registration/suspended. White, Karley M., dob 10-29-96, operate uninsured motor vehicle. Dillinger, John Thomas, dob 09-04-80, driving 11-14 mph above limit, registration expiration Long, Andrew S., dob 05-27-89, operate uninsured motor vehicle, driving 15-20 mph above limit. Hubbard, Taylor I., dob 09-2797, operate uninsured motor vehicle. Woods, Clarissa, dob 11-16-80, driving 15-20 mph above limit.

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PUBLICATION NOTICE TO: Stephanie L. Funk, Defendant. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO YOU and each of you that suit entitled as above has been commenced and is now pending against you and other persons wherein Plaintiff, GREENE County, as Trustee, seeks to quiet title to the real property identified under GREENE County, Illinois, Parcel No. 08-22-18-316-002 & 08-22-18-316-003 . AND YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that unless on or before the 22nd day of February, 2014, you shall appear and defend in said suit, default judgment may be entered against you for the relief sought in the complaint therein on the day following or thereafter. Dated this 10th day of January, 2014. Shirely A. Thornton, Circuit Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: Neal J. Wallace 141 St. Andrews Ave. / P.O. Box 96 Edwardsville IL 62025 618-656-5744 1.22, 1.29, 2.5


Gittinger, Eric J., dob 12-20-71, driving 15-20 mph above limit. Webb, Aaron J., dob 01-21-94, driving 11-14 mph above limit. Gilmore, Kenzi M., dob 10-2096, disregard official traffic-control device. Scott, Angela H., dob 09-09-65, driving on revoked license. Miller, Paula S., dob 08-27-65, transport/carry alcohol liquor/passenger. Stewart, Clyde F., dob 01-01-45, driving 11-14 mph above limit. Bingeman, Quenton M.D., dob 01-20-91, operate uninsured motor vehicle. Mathews, Gary R. Jr., dob 01-19-72, driving on suspended license. Rawe, Jennifer L., dob 03-0274, registration expiration. Giberson, Adam W., dob 01-20-

82, operate uninsured motor vehicle. Werries, Christopher D., dob 05-31-90, operate uninsured motor vehicle, driving 15-20 mph above limit. Waters, James R., dob 06-28-41, operate uninsured motor vehicle, driving 11-14 mph above limit. Cox, Clifton E., dob 03-03-79, seat belt required/driver. England, Samantha B., dob 03-01-83, registration expiration, operate uninsured motor vehicle. Compton, Jonathan D., dob 03-27-91, disregard stop sign. Dawdy, Shaun J., dob 10-08-87, pedestrian/influence drug/alcohol. Kessinger, Tamara J., dob 09-0190, driving 1-10 mph above limit. Mesey, Christopher A., dob 09-22-85, driving 1-10 mph above limit.

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Tips for getting the most out of your cookware

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n the last several years, kitchen activity has increased as families bypass the drive-through to cook at home more often. According to a recent survey from DuPont, maker of the most popular nonstick coating for cookware, more than two-thirds of home cooks choose nonstick pots and pans because they help families cook convenient and healthy meals that are easy to clean up. “You don’t need a lot of equipment to cook a simple and healthy meal at home. With a chef knife and a large, high quality, nonstick skillet you can cook a lot of really great recipes,” said Janice Newell Bissex, M.S., R.D., author of the new family cookbook “No Whine with Dinner” and co-founder of As families try out new recipes and pick fresh ingredients for their home-cooked meals, it’s a good idea to understand what cookware to look for when it’s time to buy something new.

Types of Nonstick Coatings

Using Nonstick Cookware

Buying a New Pan

Not all nonstick cookware coatings are equal. According to the Cookware Manufacturers Association (CMA), most quality nonstick cookware has a PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) finish. PTFE, developed by DuPont 70 years ago, is used as a nonstick coating that is both durable and high-temperature resistant. Brands such as DuPont™ Teflon® nonstick coatings have been developed with a variety of coatings which are reinforced to resist scratching and can come in up to three-coat finishes — which means greater durability and a longer life for your pan. Consumers also may be familiar with pans that advertise as ceramic finishes and claim they are natural or organic. Both ceramic and PTFEbased coatings start from minerals that are used to create a synthetic coating. PTFE coatings comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for their intended use. In lab tests, which simulated cooking in a home kitchen, traditional nonstick coatings lasted up to seven times longer than ceramic finishes.

While there are few rules to using nonstick coated pots and pans, just like anything else in your kitchen, you can achieve the best results when you use proven techniques. When trying out new recipes, or simply revisiting an old favorite, it’s best to use medium or low heat. Then add food and lower the heat to cook at an even temperature. Because food releases so easily when you use cookware with nonstick coatings, you don’t need to use oil or fat when you cook unless you want to. And with recent improvements you also can use metal utensils on many high-quality nonstick-coated pots and pans without worry of scratching. DuPont research also shows that cleaning up after cooking remains a top concern in the kitchen. With nonstick pans, cleanup is easy. Simply wash with hot, soapy water after each use; a sponge or dishcloth is usually all it takes to get the surface thoroughly clean. Many nonstick pans also are dishwasher-safe. Check the manufacturer’s guidelines before using a dishwasher. Cookware also should be stored carefully to prevent unnecessary wear and tear.

Buying something new for your kitchen — even a pot or pan — is exciting, and since you’ll likely be using it for a long time, you want to make the right choice. Use these tips when shopping for nonstick cookware:  Think about what piece or pieces you will really use most. Start there and build. You can buy a single pot or pan or a full set, depending on your needs.  Check out all the new types of pans available, as manufacturers are constantly innovating. For example, there are new nonstick pans for grilling, stainless steel pans with nonstick coatings, as well as new colors to add flair to your kitchen.  Next, make sure you’re getting high quality nonstick and not a cheap imitation. Look for a pan that carries the Teflon® brand logo, so you know you’ll get the durability you expect.  Finally, if you use cookware in the oven as well as on the stove, choose a handle that can take the heat, such as metal, and check the manufacturer’s guidelines for maximum temperatures.

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Browning Food

Can you really brown food in a nonstick pan? Yes. 

You don’t need high heat to brown in a nonstick pan — use medium heat. You’ll get the same results; it will just take a little longer.

Augment the browning of your main ingredient simply by adding a sweetener, such as wine, juice, vinegar, syrup or honey.


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ectic family schedules don’t have to get in the way of serving up tasty and healthy weeknight dinners,” explains leading nutrition expert, cookbook author and television star Ellie Krieger, author of “Weeknight Wonders: Delicious, Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less.” Krieger notes that pairing the unique sweetness of healthy, fresh pears with savory proteins like pork or chicken makes for a satisfying supper that can be made in a snap. “Pears are a perfect pick for weeknight dinners,” says Krieger. “Their distinctive flavor goes well in savory main dishes that are simple to make and will be enjoyed by the whole family.” Krieger’s recipe for Pork Chops Check the Neck with Pears in Port Wine Sauce from her new “Weeknight for Ripeness Wonders” cookbook will help add Pears are best enjoyed at the peak variety to the weeknight dinner of ripeness. The best way to judge routine, as will these other supperwhether a fresh pear is ripe, sweet time recipes that feature juicy and juicy is to “check the neck”: USA Pears.  Press the neck, or stem end, of For more great recipe ideas, visit the pear with your thumb, and if it yields to gentle pressure it is ripe and ready to eat.  To ripen your pears at home, Pork Chops with Pears keep them at room temperature. in Port Wine Sauce Display these beautiful fruits in Makes 4 Servings a decorative bowl as you wait 3 large firm-ripe USA for them to ripen. Pears, such as Bartlett  To slow ripening, simply put the or Anjou pears in the refrigerator. Cooking spray 4 1/2-pound center-cut bone-in pork loin chops (about 3/4 inch thick) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth 3/4 cup tawny port wine 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Peel and core the pears, then slice them into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and preheat over medium-high heat. Add the pears and cook, stirring once or twice, until warmed and slightly softened but they still retain their shape, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer the pears to a plate. Season the pork chops with the salt and pepper. Spray the skillet with cooking spray again, then add the pork chops and cook until just slightly blush in the center, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a second plate and cover to keep warm. Add the broth and port to the skillet, raise the heat to high, and cook until the liquid is reduced by about half, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in the mustard and whisk until dissolved, then return the pears to the pan and stir to combine. Spoon the sauce over the chops and serve. Recipe adapted and reprinted with permission from the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, from Weeknight Wonders by Ellie Krieger. Copyright 2013. All rights reserved.

Asian Style Lettuce Wraps with Chicken and Crunchy Pears

Makes 4 servings 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 tablespoons peanut oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 1/2 tablespoons grated gingerroot 6 scallions, thinly sliced, green and white parts separated 1 pound ground chicken, dark meat 1 tablespoon chili sauce 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 large USA Pear, such as Red Anjou or Bosc, cored and cut in matchsticks Toasted sesame oil to taste 12 large tender lettuce leaves, such as bib, butter or red leaf Cilantro sprigs In small bowl, mix cornstarch with 3 tablespoons water to form smooth paste and set aside. Warm peanut oil in skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add garlic, ginger and white parts of scallion and stir-fry until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add chicken and cook, stirring frequently until it breaks into small pieces and is no longer pink, about 8 minutes. Add chili sauce, hoisin, and soy sauce, stirring to combine and evenly distribute ingredients. Add reserved cornstarch slurry and stir until sauce is clear. Finish with reserved scallion greens, pear matchsticks, and a splash of sesame oil. To serve, place heaping tablespoon of filling in middle of lettuce leaf with few cilantro leaves, if desired. Wrap lettuce around contents, pick up with hands and eat.

Crispy Chicken Cutlets with Pears, Shallots and Wilted Spinach

Makes 4 servings 4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 2 shallots, thinly sliced 2 large USA Pears, peeled, cored and cut in 1/2-inch dice Juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 3/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock 4 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme (about 4 sprigs) 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 1/4 pounds fresh spinach, trimmed, washed and dried Place each chicken breast between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Using heavy skillet or mallet, pound breasts to 1/4-inch thickness. Season both sides with salt and freshly ground black pepper and lightly coat with dusting of flour. Place 1 tablespoon each of olive oil and butter in large skillet over medium high

heat. When butter begins to foam, add two chicken breasts and sauté one side until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn chicken breasts over and sauté other side until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer chicken to plate, raise heat to medium high and repeat with another tablespoon each of olive oil and butter and other 2 chicken breasts. Add shallots and pears to pan and cook over medium-high heat until lightly translucent and golden, about 3 minutes. Add lemon juice, mustard, chicken stock and any juices on plate and deglaze pan, scraping to loosen any brown bits on bottom with wooden spoon. Simmer until sauce reduces by half, about 4 minutes. Add chopped thyme and parsley, and gradually stir in remaining butter until just melted. For spinach, add remaining olive oil and sliced garlic to large sauté pan. Warm oil over high heat. When very hot, and before garlic has color, add spinach and cook, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes or until spinach is bright green and slightly wilted. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. To serve, divide spinach between four plates, placing a mound on each. Top spinach with cutlet and spoon shallot and pear sauce over top.




Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Hawks playing hosts for title

Weather wrecks havoc, forces postponements The region's latest ice and snow storm took its toll on the schedules of area high school basketball teams. The much-anticipated boys basketball matchup between Carrollton and GreenfieldNorthwestern — Greene County rivals and two teams unbeaten within the Western Illinois Valley Conference — was originally scheduled for Tuesday at Carrollton High School, but was postponed due to the day's heavy snowfall. Greenfield-NW is 19-2 overall and 5-0 within league play while Carrollton is 18-3 and 4-0 in the WIVC. Inclement weather also forced a postponement of the final day of the 10th annual Beardstown Tournament. The Hawks were set to face host Beardstown in the championship game, while North Greene was slated to play Midwest Central for third place Saturday at Beardstown High School. The tournament will resume Wednesday. The Spartans (11-8, 3-1 WIVC) and Midwest Central will tip off at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. North Greene finished its Black Division play in Beardstown 2-1. After beating South Fulton 84-57 in their opener Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Spartans topped Greenview 70-33 Wednesday, Jan. 29, at BHS. Junior guard Connor Vincent scored a game-high 22 points and senior Reed Rusten added 14 to lead North Greene. The Spartans' lone loss in division play came against the host Tigers in a 66-53

decision Friday in Beardstown. North Greene trailed by just a 21-17 margin at halftime, but Beardstown pulled away in the third quarter. Vincent led the Spartans with 15 points. Carrollton went unbeaten through three games of Orange Division play and will face Beardstown for the tournament championship at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The Hawks won their opener against Triopia 71-57 Tuesday, Jan. 28, before their closest call — a 59-51 win against RushvilleIndustry Thursday in Beardstown. Junior Cody Leonard led Carrollton with 16 points and sophomore Luke Gillingham added 14. Three Hawks — Luke Palan, Jacob Smith and Ethan Frye — each chipped in seven. Carrollton capped division play with a 69-49 win against Midwest Central Friday in Beardstown. Leonard scored 23 points to lead all scorers. Palan added 12 points while Smith and Gillingham each scored 10 and Frye chipped in eight.

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Greene County scores, results

Girls Basketball > > 2/3 — Carrollton 43 West Central 51

> > 2/3 — North Greene 62 Greenfield-NW 31

40th Lady Hawk Invitational Fifth-place semifinal

> > 1/31 — North Greene 48 Alton 60

Championship semifinal

> > 1/30 — Carrollton 32

Civic Memorial 49

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Championship quarterfinal

Luke Palan saves a ball from going out of bounds earlier this season at Carrollton High School. The Hawks (18-3) play Beardstown at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the championship game at the Beardstown Tournament. Palan averaged 10 points per game through Carrollton's three division games in Beardstown.

> > 1/29 — North Greene 54 Calhoun 74

Consolation semifinal


Carrollton eyeing third place The 40th edition of the Lady Hawk Invitational will last longer than most. Inclement weather and icy road conditions forced a postponement of the tournament's final four games originally set for Saturday at Carrollton High School. The teams will try again this Saturday in Carrollton. The host Lady Hawks will face Jersey Community High School at 6 p.m. and the tournament's championship game between Calhoun and Civic Memorial will follow

at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Carrollton High School. The Lady Hawks find themselves playing for third after top-seeded Civic Memorial won a 49-32 decision Thursday at CHS. Rachel Williams scored a team-high 10 points to lead Carrollton, but CM took control early on its way to a 21-2 record. Carrollton is 17-6 overall and 5-2 within the Western Illinois Valley Conference following a 51-43 loss to West Central Monday in Winchester.

Tigers remain perfect in WIVC

> > 1/29 — Greenfield-NW 47 Brussels 51


Boys Basketball > > 1/31 — Greenfield-NW 62 Calhoun 42

10th Beardstown Tournament

> > 1/31 — Carrollton 69

Midwest Central 49

> > 1/31 — North Greene 53 Beardstown 66

> > 1/30 — Carrollton 59

Rushville-Industry 51

> > 1/29 — North Greene 70 Greenview 33

Junior High Volleyball

> > 1/30 — 8th grade: North Greene def. Carrollton 25-21, 25-17

> > 1/30 — 7th grade: North Greene

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(Above) North Greene's Destyne Powell drives to the hoop against Alton Friday in a fifth-place semifinal game at the Lady Hawk Invitational. The Lady Spartans lost a 60-48 decision, but Powell scored a game-high 11 points as North Greene bounced back to beat Greenfield-Northwestern 62-31 Monday in White Hall. (Right) Greenfield-NW's Liz Bishop fights for the ball against Brussels Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Lady Hawk Invitational. The Lady Tigers took Brussels to overtime, but lost in a 51-47 decision.

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Greenfield-Northwestern's Isaac Masters rises for a jump shot earlier this season in Winchester. The Tigers senior scored a game-high 21 points as Greenfield-NW improved to 5-0 in Western Illinois Valley Conference play with a 62-42 win against Calhoun Friday in Hardin. The Tigers, 19-2 overall, got 14 points from Austin Plogger while Dakota Coffey and Connor Shade added 11 each.

Greenfield seventh graders win tourney

Submitted Photo

> > 1/29 — 8th grade: North Greene

def. St. Francis 25-9, 23-25, 25-20

> > 1/29 — 7th grade: North Greene def. St. Francis 25-8, 25-3

Girls hoops regional schedules released

Hardin Class 1A HARDIN CLASS 1A REGIONAL Regional

The Greenfield Middle School seventh grade boys basketball team won the round-robin tournament that ended Friday, Jan. 17, in Greenfield. The Tigers went 4-0 through the tournament, beating Northwestern, Bunker Hill, Waverly and the Illinois School for the Deaf. Team members are, front row left to right, Josh Bone, Dylan Pohlman, Clint Nettles, Brent Newell, Jonas Ford; back row left to right, head coach Justin Sandbach, Raiden Klaffer, Wyatt Courier, Hayden Lansaw and Wade Stuart.

def. Carrollton 25-14, 25-17

Game 1: Monday, Feb. 10, 6 p.m. No. 4 Bunker Hill vs. No. 5 Brussels Game 2: Monday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m. No. 3 Mount Olive vs. No. 6 Greenfield-Northwestern Game 3: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m. No. 1 Calhoun vs. Game 1 winner Game 4: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m. No. 2 Carrollton vs. Game 2 winner Game 5: Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner —— Regional champion advances to White Hall Class 1A Sectional, faces New Athens Regional winner at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17.





Liberty Class 1A HARDIN CLASS 1A REGIONAL Regional Game 1: Monday, Feb. 10, 6 p.m. No. 4 Western vs. No. 5 Griggsville-Perry Game 2: Monday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m. No. 3 Liberty vs. No. 6 Payson Seymour Game 3: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m. No. 1 West Central vs. Game 1 winner Game 4: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 8 p.m. No. 2 North Greene vs. Game 2 winner Game 5: Friday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner —— Regional champion advances to White Hall Class 1A Sectional, faces Edwardsville Regional winner at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17.

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