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By JEANETTE WALLACE Pike Press Architects from Klingner and Associates were originally scheduled to attend the Pike County Board meeting Monday, Dec. 23 and give information about the different options for a new ambulance building but they were asked not to go in order to keep the meeting short for the holidays. Instead, Cleve Curry, Public Safety Committee chairman, presented the possible options to the board. Curry explained that the committee has eliminated the conference room from the floor plan and made a fourth bay an option. Other options for the new building are to add a dormer roof, add a masonry band to the office area or add brick above the roof. “We have cut the original floor plan that we recommended to this one which is called F-1 and the floor plan went from 10,210 sq. ft. down to 7,535 sq. ft.,” Curry said. He explained that the base estimate for that floor plan given by the architect is $1,197,000. “I’ve got a real problem with that,” Harry Wright said, going on to explain that his son is looking into putting up a building and the cost is much lower than that of the potential ambulance building. “I think that somewhere down the line the amount of dollars is way out of line and I

think we need to look at that,” Wright said. “I think we need to take a closer look at figures.” Members of the board will discuss the floor plans and how they want to proceed with the ambulance building at their next meeting. The board voted to ratify the courthouse personnel contract at their board meeting Monday, Dec. 23. The board and Operating Engineers Local 965 which represents the courthouse personnel have been in negotiations for over a year now. The board also voted to ratify the ambulance personnel contract. All but one, Justin Noble, voted yes for the ratification. Jim Sheppard, finance committee chairman, also explained that a representative from First Midstate Inc. attended their finance committee meeting to explain how bonding works and presented several options for funding the ambulance building. “We actually discussed this for about an hour and 15 minutes. It was a real education,” Sheppard said. During the finance committee report, Sheppard explained that a request of out of state service for IMRF was submitted during the finance committee meeting Dec. 11. The request was declined but Donnie Apps will be looking into a cost study of some of the fees within his office. (See Board, A2)

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Construction for the new Findley Place Apartments progresses while right across the street, the Higbee School building is slowly being torn down. The new apartments will be housing for seniors in Pike County and is a project developed by West Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging.

McKees remember service days with pride By beth zumwalt Pike Press The late William and Mary McKee, who lived north of Pleasant Hill in the Oakland vicinity, had six sons who all served in the military, some at the height of WWII. “Lowell and Bob were in the European Theatre. Bill, Darryl, Junior were in the Pacific Theatre and I was in the Pacific Theatre during the Cold War,” Gene McKee of Nebo, one of the six sons, said. “Bob was in the second wave to hit Omaha Beach and Darryl went ahead and made a career out of it, serving more than 20 years in the Air Force.” Although Bob McKee has died, he, Lowell, William and Gene made their homes in Pike County. While all of Bill and Mary’s boys came home from the service, a second generation was not so fortunate. Donald McKee, son of Bob and Bona

June McKee, died in Vietnam. Lowell and William, both of Pleasant Hill, have many memories of their service days. For Lowell McKee, Aug. 2, 1944 stands out. Lowell was flying in the rear section of a B25 airplane serving as a tail gunner when the plane was hit by enemy fire. “There wasn’t enough room in that compartment to move. I had to crawl back there on my hands and knees,” Lowell said. “We wore chest parachutes because there wasn’t room behind us for a chute.” But that didn’t bother McKee. “We were usually flying so low to the ground our chutes wouldn’t have had time to open anyway,” he said Lowell sat in the back of the plane while the bombardier, the radio gunner, the pilot and copilot were more to the front. The crew was responsible for taking out bridges and other infrastructure in Northern Italy.

Lowell was equipped with two .50 caliber guns and was flying the 13th mission of his deployment Aug. 2, 1944. “Lucky 13, maybe not,” he said. “We flew so low, we usually attracted gun fire.” This time was no exception as the plane took a hit in the wing, near where McKee was sitting. The plane went into an immediate nosedive. “The pilot and the co-pilot said they had their feet braced against the floor and had the sticks pulled back as far as they would go,” Lowell said. “How they pulled it out of the spin I’ll never know.” He said the rapid loss of altitude plus the concussion of the blast caused him to nearly lose consciousness. He doesn’t remember much about the next period of time. “I know we were going to try to get to Switzerland,” he said. “But we couldn’t get enough altitude to fly over the Alps.”


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The pilots made the decision to return to base and limped back to their home base, not knowing if their plane would be able to land. “I was starting to become more alert by then,” Lowell said. “I had a chute on and was in the bailout position but I don’t know how or when. I don’t know if the other gunner helped me or if my training took over and I just did it. ” Upon disembarking, Lowell realized he was covered in blood. “From the blast of the hit and the sudden lost of altitude, I had punctured both my eardrums. I had blood coming out of my ears, my nose and my mouth, ” he said. “Today, if that happened, that person would get a Purple Heart, a medal awarded to those injured in battle. Now they give you one for a broken finger. In those days you had to have a visible wound.” (See mckee, A2)

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Lily, Molly and Owen Gerard visit with Santa in his house on the courthouse lawn Monday, Dec. 23. Though the weather outside was frightful, the kids still braved the ice with their parents to tell Santa their Christmas wishes.

The Pike County Board voted to ratify the courthouse personnel contract at its board meeting Monday, Dec. 23. The board and Operating Engineers Local 965, which represents the courthouse personnel, have been in negotiations for over a year now. The ratification is contingent upon section 18.8 which is mileage rates to current IRS rates and section 13.4 which is the increase of deputy salary to $500. Two board members, Michael Boren and Justin Noble, voted no on the ratification. Noble and Boren explained that they disagree with the vote because they believe the cost is too high for the county. “I just feel at the time we’re asking our department heads to cut their budgets 4 percent and at the same time

we’re out giving raises that down the line we might not be able to afford,” Noble said. The contract is a threeyear agreement that covers 12 full-time employees. Each employee will receive a 3 percent salary increase each year which will cost the county around $41,000 over three years. “The result of this contract which we just approved will be that six of the 20 employees will be paid more than $20 per hour for a 32 1/2 hour work week, with 13-14 paid holidays, a very good job with vacations, personal days, etc. allowing the senior employees to be eligible for 48 paid days off per year,” Boren said. “Can we afford that? Or can a future board down the line afford it?” Boren explained that he felt the union used bullying tactics in order to get the board to pay courthouse personnel more. (See courthouse, A2)

Pike County had an exciting 2013 By beth zumwalt Pike Press As 2013 ends a look back at the events of the year show: January Work was beginning on repairs to the Florence Bridge. The bridge closed in June, 2012 due to critical, structural damage. The Red Dome Inn closed its doors. New owners would take over in Febuary. A heavily traveled bridge in Pearl was closed due to structural damage. To date no repairs have been made but an alternate route serves those who live in the area known as Old Pearl. Work was on schedule for the Quincy Medical Group

building to be built at the corner of Jefferson and Madison in Pittsfield. February Erin Hart, a senior at Pleasant Hill High School traveled to Korea and brought home a gold medal in the International Special Olympics. Various post offices around the county were looking at reduced hours. Heavy winds took out a support tower at United Feeds in Pittsfield. Zack Abney, a Saukee wrestler from Pittsfield High School, took second at the state wrestilng tournament. March Surveillance cameras and restricted entrance to all

three of Pikeland’s schools were installed, partially in response to a school shooting in Sandy Hook, Connecticut in December, 2012. All four of the agricultural programs at Pike County’s High Schools received money from the Richard Gray Estate. The total distributed was $53,000 and was divived among the school on a per pupil basis. The money was to be used to encourage students to learn about animals and their care. The Richard Gray Trust also gave $50,000 to both the Pike County and the Western Illinois Fair, also for use in promoting animal care. The spring elections were

held and Joni Schlieper, a Republican, defeated her husband, Adam, a Democrat, for the title of Martinsburg clerk. April High waters closed U.S. 54 at the Louisiana Bridge and waters on the Illinois were within inches of tying the 1998 mark. The Saukee athletic department was going to try to raise $50,000 to offset the cost of athletics. Courthouse workers filed a notice of intent to strike but never did. Negotiations continue. Morgan Callendar was chosen as a Rams cheerleader for the professional football team in St. Louis. C




May Pollee Craven received the Golden AppleAward from WGEM. The award is given to exceptional educators in the area. A new facility, a shelter house, was erected on the grounds of New Philadelphia. The structure could be used for meeting or as a place to distribute literature. The death of a Madison County judge in Pike County in March had led to a full-fledge investigation into allegations of corruption in Madison County. Sheriff Paul Petty was assisting in the matter. June. The annual Civil War reenactment took place at the

Pittsfield City Lake and was very successful. Perfect weather and an appearance by a Civil War replica ship contributed to the success. The Western Illinois Fair was set to kick-off. Illini Community Hospital’s first ever-Glo-Run, an after dark run around the city, exceeded all expectations with approximately 350 runners of all ages. The estate of James Sanderson was selling his antique tractor collection. The collection boasted several one-of-a-kind and unique tractors and other pieces of farm machinery. Bidders came from all over the country and even some international bids were received.



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(Continued from A1) The board also voted to approve half aid to two bridges in Pike County. One project for a bridge located in Detroit on the 460th St. consists of replacing existing culverts with a 48-inch and a 36-inch culvert. The total cost will be $2,520 and the county will pay $1,260. The second project is for a bridge on the Hardin and Montezuma Township line on 450th St. It consists of a 20 foot by 50 foot concrete low water crossing. The total cost for the project will be $8,000 and the county will

pay $4,000. During the building and grounds committee report, Michael Boren, committee chairman, reported that there have been some problems with uneven heating and cooling in the Pike County Government building. “Some, such as the offices on the north being cold in the winter, seem intractable without spending more money than the committee recommends at present,” Boren said. The committee also voted to allow Cindy Shaw, supervisor of assessments, to purchase up to two

humidifiers for her office. Jim Sheppard explained during the emergency telephone systems board (ETSB) report that members had approved the agreement between the ETSB and the ambulance service for the funding of a dispatcher salary. The board also discussed loan statuses made by the county to businesses in the area. The board voted to write off a loan made to SuperStock Pullin’ Grill. Fred Bradshaw, economic and community development committee chairman, stated that because of several other legal matters the bor-

rower has, the committee believes the loan is completely uncollectable. Before the meeting adjourned, Chairman Andy Borrowman commended members for their work in 2013. “I think the board has done a fantastic job this year. There’s been some trying times and we have made our way through that,” Borrowman said. The board held its closed session before the regularly scheduled board meeting was called to order and the meeting was adjourned at 8:03 p.m.

(Continued from A1) McKee and his crew were given a day off and then sent right back into duty. On their first mission after the severe hit, they were hit again by a German 88 shell. “That was the most wicked gun in WWII,” he said. “We still don’t have anything to match it. The Germans had radar before we did, too, and it was better.” His service included flying over South France, Italy, Austria and Yugoslavia. “The most (missions) they would let you fly was 70 and I had 65,” McKee said. William McKee, also of Pleasant Hill and a WWII vet, worries that young people today don’t understand what the soldiers in WWII went

through. Even the basic training could be nightmarish for young soldiers. Basic training and combat training was where William and the other soldiers learned hand-to-hand combat, how to infiltrate and other skills they would need not only to win the war but to survive it. William was in some of the worst fighting in the Pacific during the war, a lot of it hand-to-hand combat. On one mission where his unit of nine went out on a hill, only three or four came back. “It was tough,” McKee said. After four weeks, the sixth infantry of the 63rd battalion took off for the South Pacific, landing in Manila in the Philippines.

“The Japanese had dug into the mountains there and were living in caves,” he said. “Our job was to get them out. It was bad; it was all combat, every day. We were shot at all the time. ” Willaim said the living conditions were not good, either. “The rations were bad,” he said. They were in the Philippines when the war ended and were sent to Korea where it was winter. “We had come from the tropics and it was winter in Korea. We were on the 180th Meridian. Our supplies had gotten waylaid and I thought I would freeze to death,” he said. “All we had was short sleeves and it was so cold.” “They didn’t send any officers

with us,” William said. “I was the squad leader over 30-40 guys and we had about 15-20 Japanese prisoners of war to keep track off. They were Imperial Marines and a couple of them spoke better English than I did. One was a graduate of Yale.” McKee eventually got out of Korea, served awhile in Japan and got out of the service but it is a time in his life he would like to forget. “It’s like the death of a loved one, it’s always in the back of your mind,” McKee said. “Young people today don’t know what it was like.” EDITOR’S NOTE: Gene McKee has requested an interview at a later date detailing his military experiences.

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“We made a fair and reasonable offer to our employees; one which we thought the county could afford,” Boren said. “I was very unhappy with the tactics of the union. After nine negotiating sessions and three mediation sessions, the union stopped negotiating and began to bully the county board to force us to pay more than we thought we could afford.” Despite the disagreements between the union and the board, Boren stated that “we value our employees and want to pay them as much as we can within the constraints of the manna demands and requirements for the taxpayers’ money.”


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Dianna Gayle Martin, 68, of Barry, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at the Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal, MOo. She was born Jan. 31, 1945 in Quincy, to Raymond Gerald and Mary Alice Sisk Bradley. She married Robert Taylor Martin Dec. 1, 1973 in Springfield, Ill., and he survives. Dianna was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Quincy. She worked as an LPN at the Barry Community Care Center for several years before returning to further her studies to become an RN. Dianna worked at Memorial Hospital before taking a position at the SIU Clinic in Springfield, Ill. where she later became the Director of Nursing. In 1998, when she and Robert moved back to Barry, she was the Director of Nursing at Fountain Court Nursing Home in Hannibal, Mo. Later, she became a school nurse for the Mendon School District where she remained until her retirement in 2010. She was actively serving as an alderwoman for the city of Barry. Dianna was always out and about and never met a stranger. She was a very accepting, loving, and forgiving person to everyone she knew. She loved her family and had a deep faith in Jesus Christ. She enjoyed flowers, antiquing, and traveling, but her greatest joy was being with her family. Survivors include her husband, Robert of Barry; three sons, Bradley (Dena) Roate of Montgomery, Ala., Tom (Kim) Roate of Springfield, Ill.., and Jason (Devona) Martin of Pawnee; nine grandchildren, Adam (Amanda) Roate, Emily (Kip) Carswell, Elizabeth Roate, Alex Roate, Laken Killian, Colby Roate, Blayne Martin, Baylee Martin, Breck Martin, and one greatgrandchild, Aurora Killian. She was preceded in death by her parents. A visitation was held Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry. Funeral Services were held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at the Niebur Funeral Chapel. Ashes will be interred at a later date at the Taylor-Martin Cemetery in El Dara. Memorials are suggested to the Barry Pool Playground Equipment Fund in care of Niebur Funeral Chapel, PO Box 36, Barry, IL 62312. On-line condolences may be left at nieburfh. com.

Clifford C. Wilder, 93 of Pittsfield, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield. Clifford was born Sept. 6, 1920, in Kampsville, a son of John and Stella Ross Wilder. He married Frances Smith and she preceded him in death in 1998. He later married Betty Shive and she survives. Clifford was a member of the Church of Christ in Pittsfield and a member of the Illinois Sheriff’s Association. In his earlier years, he worked at Manning and Manning Produce, driving a truck and making deliveries. He began working with the Pittsfield City Police in 1960 and worked for twenty-two years, with the last seven years serving as the Chief of Police for the City of Pittsfield. He was an ambulance driver and was one of the first members of the “First Responders” in the area. Clifford loved to work in his woodworking shop and building things for the family. He was very good at clock making. He was part of a five living generation and loved to be with all of his family. He is survived by his wife Betty of Pittsfield; two daughters, Sharon (Garland) Powell of The Village in Florida and Shirley Johnston of Gautier, Miss.; two step-daughters, Carol (Howard) Zimmerman of Orr, Minn. and Joyce (Jeff) Tabbert of Eldorado, Wisc. Clifford is also survived by two brothers, Eugene (Maxine) Wilder of Pittsfield and Donald Wilder of Centralia, in addition to seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, ten great-greatgrandchildren, two nephews and one niece and several step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Pastor Jimmy Hodges officiating. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m., Monday evening, December 30, 2013 at the Niebur Funeral Home. Interment will be in the West Cemetery in Pittsfield. Memorials are suggested to be made to the Pittsfield Fire Department or donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nieburfh. com. The Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield has been entrusted with the service.

Robert Irvine Robert H. Irvine, 83, of Rockport, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Liberty Village Nursing Home in Pittsfield. Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. at the Grand View Funeral Home in Hannibal. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at the Grand View Funeral Home in Hannibal. Pastors John Ruzich and Jon Kroeze will officiate. Burial will follow at the Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal. Mr. Irivne was born Dec. 5, 1930, in Hannibal, the son of Homer and Salome Conway Irvine. He married Genevieve Arnold Nov. 2, 1952 in Hull, at her parents’ home and she preceded him in death June 21, 2013. His parents, two sisters, Mary Walker and Merida Hunolt; a brother, James Irvine and a daughter, Linda Ford, also preceded him in death. He is survived by two daughters, Vicki (Jody) Grammer of New Canton and Susan (Kenneth) Harrison of Rockport; a son, Steven (Diana) Irvine of Seattle, Wash.; 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. Irvine served in the Hannibal National Guard Military Police for six years. Bob also served as a cub master of pack 155 for three years. The Pack’s favorite outing was tapping maple trees for the sap and then rendering it into syrup for the pancake breakfast held by the pack. Bob served on the Pike county Water Board for two years, 17 years as the town clerk, and worked 47 years as a lab technician for Hercules - Dyno Nobel . He loved to garden, trap, and fish. When the Hull high school burned down, the students were transported to Hannibal high school. It was here that Bob met Genevieve and that is the rest of the story. Memorials may be sent to the Passages Hospice of Pike County. Condolences may be sent to: condolences@grandviewfuneral. com.

Senate bill introduced to raise price of federal duck stamp A bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate Dec. 19 to increase the price of the federal duck stamp to $25. The current price of $15 was set more than 20 years ago, in 1991. “We appreciate the introduction of a federal duck stamp increase bill by Senators Begich, Baucus, Coons and Tester to meet very real on-theground wetland habitat conservation needs. We are committed to seeing this legislation signed into law and look forward to working with senators on both sides of the aisle to enact this,” said Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall. Since its enactment in 1934, the federal duck stamp program has protected more than 6 million acres of wetlands ‚ an area the size of Vermont ‚ through expenditures of more than $750 million. This has contributed to the conservation of more than 2.5 million acres in the Prairie Pothole Region, including the protection of 7,000 waterfowl production areas totaling 675,000 acres. Land values have drastically


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increased since the last price increase in the 1990s. In Minnesota, for example, land has increased from an average price of $400 to $1,400 an acre since 1998, an increase of 250 percent. While the duck stamp price remains stagnant, the cost to conserve land and habitats that host waterfowl and other species has increased dramatically. At its current price, the buying power of the federal duck stamp has never been lower over its 79-year history. The Congressional Budget Office found that because the federal duck stamp is a user fee, such a price increase would have no net impact on federal spending. “Once again, sportsmen and women have demonstrated their willingness to pay for conservation by supporting a long-overdue increase from $15 to $25. With 98 cents of every $1 from duck stamp receipts going to conserve wetlands habitat, it is vital that the cost of the stamp keep up with inflation and land acquisition costs,” Hall said.

Mary Knipmeyer Mary Louise Knipmeyer, 82, of Pittsfield, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Ill. Mary was born Feb. 1, 1931 in Quincy, a daughter of Roy and Freidaricka “Freida” Cassens Womelsdorf. She married Philip Charles Knipmeyer Nov. 22, 1952 in Madison Park Christian Church in Quincy. Philip preceded her in death Jan. 17, 1987. As a young child, Mary attended the Dewey Grade School in Quincy. She graduated from Blessing School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse at the Pike County Health Department for many years as the family planning coordinator. She was a member and past president of the Pittsfield Women’s Club and a member of a Pittsfield investment club. Mary loved her flower garden and feeding her birds and wildlife. Her greatest enjoyment was her cats and thought of them as the grandchildren she never had. Mary loved to travel and in the past three years she traveled to England, Canada and fulfilled a lifelong dream of attending the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, Calif. with her daughter, Jane. Mary is survived by two daughters, Susan Knipmeyer of Pittsfield and Jane (husband, Mike Shepherd) Knipmeyer of New Berlin. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one sister, Fritz Kerley. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Visitation was held prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment was in the West Cemetery in Pittsfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to be made to the Pike County Animal Shelter. Condolences may be sent to the family at The Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield has been entrusted with the service.

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Marcia Beth Cummings, 80, of Pearl, died, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at Illini Community Hospital Emergency Room. Marcia was born in Boonville, Ind. Oct. 30, 1933, the only child of Fred and Hattie Large Gentry. Marcia enjoyed crocheting, playing bingo and going to the casinos. In earlier years, she was a seamstress for J.C. Penney. She is survived by her children: Bryan, David and Denise Hulen of Pearl and Mark; grandchildren, Tracie Sidwell of Pearl and Nicholas Basham of Henderson, KY, in addition to numerous other grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, Brooklynn and Ryson Sidwell of Pearl, also survive. Marcia was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Timothy. There will be no visitation or funeral services. Condolences may be sent to the family at The Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Poll Question Week of Wednesday,January 1, 2014

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A. I will be making at least one New Year’s resolution. B. I will not be making any resolutions. C. I will just try again to lose weight, like I did last year!

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Last week's poll results I usually say: A) “Merry Christmas.” B) “Season’s greetings.” C) “Happy holidays.” D) “Hang in there. The kids will be back in school soon!”

The calendar pages have turned. A new year is upon us. What are we looking forward to in Pike County?

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for further improvement in the business climate. New construction is going up around us. Healthcare entities are continually planning for improvement. The gears of economic development groups continue to turn. Economic improvement is not a static position, but a continuing process. Those who work to improve Pike County need to stay the course. ■ After a rocky year in labor negotiations at the county level, we can look forward to finalized contracts, at some point, producing more stability. Courteous, thoughtful, intelligent discussions lay the groundwork for reasonable agreements. All involved must work to move toward the overall good of the county. ■ We’re hoping for both a healthy and a wellbehaved deer herd, although those two wishes may be mutually exclusive. A healthy deer herd, of course, contributes to the attractiveness of Pike County as an outdoor recreation destination. Well-behaved? Well, the vehicle-deer collisions are no fun. We just keep hoping all those Mama Deers will teach their Bambis how to carefully cross a road. ■ Perhaps most important and least controllable of all, we look into 2014 and hope we see good weather for good crops. Agriculture is the economic engine of our county and properly timed rain and sunshine are essential. ■ Finally, we hope that Pike County retains its unique and refreshing character as a place where people know each other, help each other and care about their communities.

With these values securely in place, Pike County will have a great year in 2014

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Let’s begin 2014 with thanksgiving


aking the advice of the Irving Berlin song “Counting My Blessings,” or of the old hymn that was sung at my mother’s funeral, at her request, we should “Count our Blessings” as we enter another new year. Of course, we can find things to bemoan or complain about. There are problems in our lives and in the world—that is part of the human condition—and will be until we become a part of the new heaven and the new earth as promised in the scriptures. Life is more pleasant when we look at the plus side of our ledger. We should “Accentuate the Positive,” in the words of another old song. What are some things to be thankful for? We could all compile a long list. But for your new year, I want to share a list of ten things to be thankful for, as compiled by J. Lee Grady for the American Family Association Journal. Clean water: We pretty well take that for granted in the United States, but there are 884 million people throughout the earth who lack access to clean water. (The figures I will share with you are from Mr. Grady, and other sources may vary somewhat. Some of the figures are difficult to obtain with complete accuracy.) Imagine, if you did not have clean water, or if you had to walk a mile to obtain the water and carry it on your head or on your shoulders.

What a struggle life would be under such conditions. An inside, flush toilet: I am thankful for that every time I make the short walk from the bedroom to the bathroom. Forty per cent of the people on the earth do not enjoy such a luxury. Imagine having to go outside to go to the toilet. I remember something about that, as our family did not get an inside bathroom until I was nine years old. And I am sure that many readers can still recall the “delights” of going to the outhouse. Nothing is as cold as an outdoor toilet in January! And I could remind you of the unpleasant odors and wasps and muddaubers in July, but I won’t go into that. Shelter: 2.5 million in the United States are homeless and 640 million children worldwide do not have shelter. The upkeep of your home is expensive—but how wonderful to have a home! Sure, we could always use a little more room, or new paint or siding, etc. But let’s be thankful for the roof over our heads. Food: There are hungry people even in the United States. Local food pantries serve more people than we realize. It is estimated that 28% of children in developing countries are underweight or have stunted growth due to lack of food. But most of us—especially from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day—are concerned about eating too much.

Your stove: This is something else we take for granted in our wonderful country, but 2.5 billion people around the world use fuelwood, charcoal or animal dung to meet their cooking—and heating—needs. Yes, electricity and natural gas cost money—but they are so much better than animal dung (which I admit I have never personally used for cooking or heating). Regular income: Most of us have a regular income, and most think our income is too small. But contrast our nation with the majority of humanity who live on less than $10 per day—and many on less that $5 per day. (Note, that is per day—not per hour.) Education: Most of us can read, write and “cipher” as they used to say in the old days. Many of us have high school diplomas and degrees beyond high school. Yet nearly a billion people, (out of approximately 7 billion on the earth) cannot read a book or sign their name. And of course, many in the world are not concerned with sending texts or emails, because they do not have the means to do either one. Health: Yes, some of us have health problems, and we are in the midst of difficult and confusing times in terms of health insurance and health care; but contrast that with the 2.2 million children around the world who die annually because they are not properly immunized against various diseases—or with the 300-500 million people

yearly who suffer from malaria, including 1 million fatalities from the disease. Walk around old cemeteries here in Pike County and see the graves of children who died from small pox, measles, whooping cough, and many other diseases that we have largely eliminated today in our country. Six infant sons of my great-grandparents, Charles and Allie Renoud, are buried in Greenpond Cemetery. Think of the heartache at each burial—heartaches which did not end on the day of the funerals. Freedom: Yes, we complain about government regulations, and we are wise to resist the growth of the power of government over our lives—at all levels. We must fight to maintain all the rights and freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution and the Bill of Rights. We also should remember that Christians are being persecuted all over the world for believing in Jesus Christ—and that approximately 400 Christians die for their faith every day. Yes, we must be diligent and involved in maintaining the freedoms and the standard of living that we enjoy in the United States of America. But we should also “count our many blessings, name them one by one” and it will surprise us what the Lord has done. Happy New Year. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ■ Michael Boren of Pittsfield is a member of the Pike County Board.

Guest Column: Gary Miller


any hunters right now have moved from the tree stand to the duck

blind. The mornings of solitude and scent elimination have been replaced with the companionship of friends and the smell of sausage on a propane stove. The quietness has been traded for the sounds that let a duck know that other ducks are around. And there is man’s best friend, a four-legged follower who is the object of affection and encouragement for everyone there. I can see why duck hunting is special, and I’m glad that much of the country has some type of waterfowl hunting. When I think about the differences in deer hunting and duck hunting, my mind goes to two different personalities or two

Hunting duck or deer? different moods. Sometimes I want to be alone and sometimes I need to be around others. Sometimes I need to be quiet and thoughtful and other times I need to be interacting. Sometimes it’s all about me and other times it is about someone else. The truth is, I need both. Many outdoorsmen are quick to claim the outdoors as their church. They reveal that nature is their place of worship and that they love being alone with God at those times and in those places. Many, however, have replaced church attendance with this time outside. They are right in their ability to worship God in nature, but they have missed the point of gathering together with others. Our gathering has more to do with others than it does ourselves. Here’s how the writer of Hebrews put it: “Let us think

of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” (Heb 10:24-25 NLT) Do you see it? Our gathering is to motivate and to encourage others, something we cannot do alone. You may say that you only prefer being by yourself. I cannot argue with your desire, but I can expose your selfishness. You see, my friend, there are some people in your life right now who are going through tough times and they need your encouraging words. They need to see your dependence upon God. They need to see the place that He holds in your life. They need to hear you say that God will see you through. Those words will motivate them

to continue the fight until the storm passes over. That is why we gather at church each Sunday – to be an encouragement to others. When we gripe about the seats or the sermon, the clothes or the clock, we have succumbed to the very thing that Satan was kicked out of heaven for…thinking it was all about him. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ■ Gary Miller is an outdoorsman from Harrowgate, Tenn. gary@outdoortruths. org

Guest Column: Dr. E. Kirsten Peters


If trees could talk

s every school child knows, counting the growth rings in a tree tells you how old the tree is. But some samples of wood can tell you even more than age. That’s because some trees live in difficult environments. They grow best only when there is a good year in terms of precipitation, temperature, and the like, so they have growth rings that are quite uneven. Some are thick, representing good years for growth, while others are quite thin from when times were tough. In the southwest U.S., a lot of work has been done with tree rings. Indeed, the whole science of what’s called dendrochronology was worked out in that region in the early and mid 20th century. But since then, scientists around the world have also used basic ideas about tree rings to do several different things. Earlier this year National Geographic

Daily News ran a story about dendrochronologists in New Zealand. In the 1980s, a researcher named John Ogden and his students started what has become a truly significant tree ring record. By matching the thin-thick-thin patterns of wood samples taken from kauri trees of varying ages, they started to establish a long chronology for the local area. More recently, dendrochronologist Gretel Boswijk has been updating and extending that record. The kauri trees of New Zealand include some quite old individuals. Using living trees and wood from buildings, Boswijk was able to record the patterns in the wood going back to the 1200s. Using wood found in old -- even ancient -- buildings is a clever approach on the part of the tree-ring crowd. Here in the U.S., dendrochronologists were able to date the age of the Pueblo Bonito civi-

lization in New Mexico. They did this by matching the old parts of the living trees with the younger parts of the ancient samples, thus extending the record back in time. Happily, archaeological samples are not the only ancient wood available. In parts of New Zealand there are swamps that preserve kauri trees that have fallen into the muck and been sealed off from air. Using those samples, Boswijk and people working with her were able to establish a record going back nearly 4,500 years. That’s a great record of local conditions over a long period of time, going back pretty far into what geologists call the Holocene Epoch. Anthony Fowler, who works with Boswijk at New Zealand’s Tree-Ring Laboratory, specializes in looking at climate change. Some of the information he can deduce from the patterns of tree-ring

widths in New Zealand relate to El Niños. Looking at the evidence of the wood samples, Fowler has determined that El Niños in at least one part of the southern hemisphere have been getting more intense in the last 500 years. We don’t yet know why that might be the case, but that’s the evidence given to us by the trees. It’s impressive what specialists can deduce from simple samples of wood, both living and ancient. It will be interesting to see what other natural secrets can be decoded with the help of tree rings. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ■ Dr. E. Kirsten Peters, a native of the rural Northwest, was trained as a geologist at Princeton and Harvard. This column is a service of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University.

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The Coonridge Digest: Freida Marie Crump

Counting our year-end blessings Greetings from the Ridge Compiling “best of” lists is usually the bailiwick of the urbane and well read among us. In my household we have neither, so I’ll sum up the past year from my aging armchair and let the stuffing fall where it may. Freida’s Best Of 2013: The celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela. Not that the death of this great man is a cause to rejoice, but in his passing a whole new generation was treated to the many retellings of his life. His lifelong fight against institutionalized racism, poverty, and inequality served as a gleaming model first for the citizens of South Africa then for the entire world. My “best of” list isn’t much concerned with movie stars or athletes, but real people who’ve chosen to serve the world, and most importantly, given hope to us all. Which makes Pope Francis a natural choice. Be ye papist or Methodist, Cardinal or Congregationalist, the little man from Buenos Aires must surely serve as an encouraging figure in year where the mean spirits of Congress and the pretty boys of Hollywood have so desperately tried to grab the headlines. In a world intent on wanting more, more and more, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has chosen to emphasize a life of simplicity. He’s even warned his

own church to spend less time on what they condemn and instead cling to the greater need for tenderness, mercy, and compassion. You don’t have to be Roman Catholic to appreciate this former nightclub bouncer turned priest and his ability to drag us back to what’s truly important. I think that God likes this guy. And although it might seem strange to list tragedies as the genesis for hope, the Sandy Hook Elementary, the Arapahoe High School, the other 20 places that suffered the horror of school shootings this year, plus the various assassinations like the one we witnessed in Boston have given us reason for belief in the goodness of mankind. The outpouring of compassion and prayer following each of these tragedies overwhelmed us nearly as much as the events themselves. While Congress runs from its own shadow in the next election, the NRA screams the need for an armed populace on one hand as the liberal arm of the media shouts for gun control, sane citizens simply do the right thing and offer to help those hurt. There’s much reason for hope in that. And the same sort of thing happens on an even large scale when typhoons hit the Philippines and India, hurricanes strafe Mexico and tornados destroy small towns in the American Midwest. Again and again, the best of 2013 has come out of the worst of this past year. World HIV infections have fallen by one-third in the

My “best of” list isn’t much concerned with movie stars or athletes, but real people who’ve chosen to serve the world, and most importantly, given hope to us all.”

last ten years. New HIV infections among children have been cut in half. Despite the hassle of getting on a plane, your chances of being killed in an airline crash is 1 in 15 million. You’d have to step onto a plane every day for 40,000 years for the average to catch up with you. The death from cancer rate in the U.S. has declined by 20%. The amount of CO2 emissions in the U.S. has by cut 60% in the last forty years. The infant mortality rate worldwide has continued to decline each year in the past decade. According to the World Giving Index, the U.S. ranks number one as the most generous nation on earth with 88% of all households giving to charity. The annual family contribution is over two thousand dollars totaling around $300 billion a year. India and China, two of the world’s fastest growing economies, are ranked near the bottom of the list of 160 countries. The British research organization

who compiled these figures explain it by saying, “When questioned, Americans say they are more likely to help out people whom they don’t know personally.” Every generation hopes to change the world and make it better, safer, richer, less hungry, more peaceful, kinder, healthier, and happier. If you’ve been blessed to talk with some idealistic adolescents in this past year you know that their dreams of a better future have not yet been dimmed by the cynicism that often comes with age. They have better tools to affect those changes and they have grown up with the technology to truly bring the world together. Who knows? This might just be the generation to do that. And that, my friends, is cause of hope in all of us. You ever in Coonridge, stop by. We may not answer the door but you’ll enjoy the trip. ■  The imaginative commentary of Freida Marie Crump comes to us from Coonridge – a town that’s a lot like your own.

Pickings from

pike’s past 50 Y : S ears ago

125 Years Ago Dec. 27, 1888 The Christmas trade in town Saturday and Monday was immense, all reported large sales. The attendance at the Catholic chapel Christmas Day when high mass was celebrated was very large. It was the only church where religious services were held. The weather continues delightful. In Pleasant Hill the wheat is looking fine, the farmers are still plowing and the birds strike up a tune as though it were summer. The senior of the Pike County Democrat doffs his hat with thankfulness to the kind friends who furnished him a nice turkey for Christmas Day. There is quite a stir in New Hartford about the loss of the post office; but why should there not be for such an office, the cancellation of which amounts to at least 15 cents a day. The Workmen of Detroit will have an oyster supper Saturday night at the Foreman hall. Pie, cake and oysters 50 cents per couple. Single persons, 35 cents. The protracted meeting is still going on at the New Canton M.E. church. Quite a number have been converted. 100 Years Ago Dec. 31, 1913 Sunday morning the Christian Science society of Pittsfield for-

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mally dedicated its church. There was a good attendance at New Hartford Sunday school—110. About 12 or 14 members of the Milton gun club had their annual rabbit hunt Saturday. They killed more than 100 rabbits, the proceeds from the sale of which will be applied to a banquet. The church house at Independence will be fumigated New Year’s Day. Since the epidemic of scarlet fever several weeks ago, some here thought it necessary that public buildings be disinfected. We are having some cool weather in Pleasant Hill, and the snow that fell the first of the week helped to make Christmas more natural. The ground is still covered with a fine mantle of snow. The Independence and Honey Creek schools have begun work again after a short vacation. 75 Years Ago December 13, 1938 Milton community high school for the third consecutive year emerged victorious in its fourth annual invitational holiday basket ball tournament, defeating Bluffs 34 to 20 in the championship game. Lemons and Parks led the Mustangs in scoring. Milton was the smallest school entered in the tournament, with 60 students enrolled. Other enrollments are as

follows: Nebo, 80; Pearl, 85; Perry, 108; Bluffs, 110; Griggsville, 135; Barry, 165; Winchester 210. The Pittsfield Good Fellow club distributed 110 well-filled bushel baskets and many boxes of toys to the cities underprivileged and aged on Christmas Eve. Clarence Benson of the Park committee issues a rally call to all Pittsfield children to help keep the lagoon at the city park in good skating condition. A few thoughtless children have thrown sticks and stones on the ice, spoiling what would otherwise be excellent skating. Outdoor Christmas decorations in Pittsfield have been more numerous this year than ever before. Oil prospecting has begun in Pike county. An oil drilling rig is in operation in Fairmount township at present. 50 Years Ago Dec. 31, 1963 Announcement of the sale of the Pike County Democrat-Times and its commercial printing department to Allan A. Seiler of Pittsfield was made this week by its owners, James L. McHose, John H. Caughlan, and A. B. Caughlan. The transaction is effective Jan. 3, 1964. Norris O’Neal of Havana, who is building the new Dairy Queen Brazier store in Washington street, said this week he expects to be

Guest Column: Dr. Gary Welton

Fun, productive or quick—your choice F

or many years, on January 1, I resolved to practice a more active and healthy lifestyle; instead, I experienced consistent failure. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 20 to 60 minutes of continuous aerobic activity (biking, walking, jogging, dancing, swimming) three to five times a week, at 60 to 90 percent of maximum heart rate. I have a busy life with many and varied responsibilities. I never made it out of January with that resolution. The surgeon general’s report on physical activity and health recommends that all adults should accumulate 30 minutes of moderateintensity activity on most, if not all, days of the week. Unfortunately, I have a sedentary job: reading, teaching, advising, and preparing reports. I never made it out of February with that resolution. The National Institutes of Health < html> suggests that even 10 minutes at a time is fine. The key is to find the right exercise for you. It should be fun and should match your abilities. Except, I don’t have that many physical abilities, and for me, exercise is not fun. Nevertheless, this suggestion includes a perspective that I appreciate. Even though 20, 30, or 60 minutes would be better, something is better than nothing. Even 10 minutes is more than I used to do. Increased activity became a sustainable goal for me when I adopted the following perspective: Exercise

can be of three forms. In the first form, some exercise is indeed fun. Some joggers tell me that jogging is fun for them. I accept their contention as true (though with some doubt), as long as they are willing to accept my contention that it is not fun for me. On the other hand, volleyball is my true passion. It is the one (and only) sport in which I am competitive, and that remains true in my mid-50s. But, I understand that volleyball might not be fun for everyone. The limitation with volleyball is that it requires a critical mass of likeminded and skilled competitors (but not too many). Then again, get one or two players on the court who confuse volleyball with dodge ball, and the enjoyment quickly abates. Sometimes, on really good days, I can clock hours of fun physical activity, but most days, not so much. In the second form, some physical activity is productive. Although I do not enjoy jogging or walking in circles, some treks are productive, as I complete errands around town or use the stairs. Although I don’t enjoy raking leaves from my yard, it is a productive activity, as I recover my lawn from the 6 inch carpet of leaves. I seem to lose more weight in October and November than during any other time of the year. If exercise cannot always be fun, then it should be productive (which is one of the reasons why I still choose to shovel snow from my drive, rather than using a snow

blower). Most days in my hectic life, however, there are no obvious opportunities for either enjoyable or productive exercise. In the third form, exercise ought to be quick. If I can’t do something fun, and no active duty forces my hand, then I need a quick option in order to establish a sustainable exercise program. For me, that looks like sit ups first thing in the morning. Once getting out of bed, I accomplish my 10 minutes of active exercise. For me, the sit ups are boring, but the process is very quick. My waist size is still the same, without that spare tire look. If you make resolutions that require a complete change in your lifestyle, it is unlikely that you will make much headway. On the other hand, focus on a sustainable change. How can you establish a new habit now, rather than waiting for health problems to force your hand? The key is a sustainable manageable program. When you can, enjoy your exercise. Or, at least accomplish something productive. When neither of these is available, just be quick. I’m now starting year four. May your resolution be just as successful. –––––––––––––––––––––––––– n Dr. Gary L. Welton is assistant dean for institutional assessment, professor of psychology at Grove City College, Grove City, PA., and a contributor to The Center for Vision & Values. He is a recipient of a major research grant from the Templeton Foundation to investigate positive youth development.

open for business in February. Cecil J. Burrows this week announced his candidacy for the office of state’s attorney in the Democratic primary April 14. Burrows is presently Pittsfield city attorney, a post he has held continuously since the spring of 1957 when he was appointed by the late mayor T.N. Troutner. He and his family came to Pittsfield in the fall of 1956. He is a graduate of the school of law of Northwestern University. The Burrows’ have three children. According to the records kept by the Pike County Republican there were nine fatalities in six major traffic accidents in the county in 1963. 25 Years Ago Dec. 28, 1988 Following a closed session the Pikeland Unit 10 school board hired Bonnie Hannel as an aide in the high school special education program. Mrs. Hannel recently completed student teaching in this program. The Pittsfield High School Lady Saukees swarming defense was at the peak of performance as PHS never allowed the Unity Mustangs

to post a double figure quarter the entire game, and romped to a 6226 win. The Lady Saukees were led by Christa Reel, Kate Petty, Deb Heavner, Michelle Butler and Rhonda Ottwell. Coach Dave Bennett’s Saukees pulled the shades down on the Suns of Augusta with an 85-55 win. The Saukees team effort placed 10 players in the scoring column with Steve Personett taking charge with 22 points. Roy Miller, David Bess, John Hill and Todd Cawthon were other leading scorers. The Pleasant Hill Wolves posted a Pike County conference victory of Brussels by a score of 62-48. Richie Wagy with 17 points, Gary Clowers with 15 and Scott Lummis with 12 were the scoring leaders for the Wolves. Loyd Yaeger has created a “Stubird” from the parts of a 1972 Ford Thunderbird, a 1950 Studebaker and a 1978 Mercury Cougar front end. Yaeger has about 1000 miles on his Stubird, and he describes it as a “good, solid, reliable car.” 10 Years Ago Dec. 31, 2003 An early morning fire Sunday forced McDonald’s restaurant

in Pittsfield to stay closed until 11 a.m. McDonald’s owner Pat Cooney said the fire was the result of a gas leak in one of the restaurant’s frying vats. No equipment was damaged and no employees were injured. Cooney commended the Pittsfield fire department and chief Mike Braungardt for fast response. The Pike County ambulance service is still operating in the red, but the future is looking brighter. Ambulance Administrator Rick Myers said since the county board took over responsibility for the ambulance service Sept. 1, it has billed about $200 to Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies. He says the county is finally seeing a return on the bills that have been sent. Not wanting to repeat this year’s fiasco with the late tax mailing, the Pike County board is already looking at how to avoid another late year payment, which was mainly caused by the implementation of the Farmland Assessment Law by the state of Illinois. ■ Pickings from Pike’s Past is compiled by Michael Boren.


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Pittsfield Youth Library held its Wednesday morning fall Library Hour program which met weekly from Oct. 16 until Dec. 11. On Dec. 11, there was a pajama party to celebrate Christmas.  Pictured are front row, left to right: Jackson Wittler, Teagen Armstrong, Brody Tomhave, Jolson Stendback, Bryce Piper.  Second row, left to right:  Mackenzie Optiz, Macee Cooley, Brylee Piper, Ellie Foster, Keenan Jennings.  Back row, left to right:  Colin Seybold; Beth Stark, Youth Librarian; Jathan Grimes; Susie Gregory and Lisa Feenstra, Youth Librarians.

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GRIGGSVILLE n The Griggsville Christian Church will begin a year-long study of “The Story” Sunday, Jan. 5. Pastor Josh Ottwell will bring the Story in a sermon series at 10 every morning. You may join them again at 6:30 Sunday evenings for continued small group study. Materials will be available at the church. For more information, call Ray Davenport at 217285-6445 or the Griggsville Christian Church at 217-833-2668. PITTSFIELD n The Pittsfield High School class of 1969 is planning their 45th class reunion for this summer and needs help with addresses or contact information for the following classmates. If anyone can help, please contact Helen Earls at 312 S Walnut St., Pittsfield or Karen Fox at 220 Fair St., Pittsfield or 285-5481. Art Bradley, Marsha Cannon, Linda Cannon, Grant White, Virginia Cheek, Sherrill Cox, Jim Dejaynes, Barbara Malone, Patricia Strong, Marjean Schmidt, Barbara Dietzman, Patricia Wright, Dave Herget, Roger Hull, Mike Wagner, Kathy Mays, Billie Odell, Martha Hart, Bill Oakley, Chris Pali, Jack Ruble, Don Myers, Jodi Moody, Joan Shade, Wayne and Peggy Cawthon, Paul Staley, Michael Scheibe, Janet Shaw, Steven Smith, Thelma Haughey, Dale Johnson, Roger Loyd. n Blue grass music will be performed Saturday, Jan. 4 from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Pike County Senior Citizen Center, 220 W. Adams, Pittsfield. Food will be available. Donations are accepted for the band’s expenses. Shows are for all ages to bring your family and enjoy the evening. For more information, call the Senior Center at 217-285-4969. n The PCS PTO and South PTO are co-sponsoring a donkey basketball game Friday, Jan. 10 starting at 7 p.m. All local players will be riding, so come out and see someone you know try to ride a donkey and play basketball at the same time. All proceeds will be split between the PCS PTO and South School PTO to benefit the students in their classrooms. Teams will consists of faculty from PCS and South School, along with teams from Illini Community Hospital and East Pike Firemen. Tickets are available at South School, Pikeland Community School, or by calling Lori Bradshaw at 217-285-9543 or 217-2485678. n “What You Need to Know About Common Core,” a presentation about the Common Core program, will be held Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Pike County Farm Bureau Building located in Pittsfield. This event will feature Shane Vander Hart, a regional expert on Common Core. The Illinois State Board of Education has been invited, and the public is encouraged to attend. Free will donations are welcome to cover costs. Please call 217-242-9833 for more information. n A Severe Storm Spotter and Public Safety Training Class will be held by the Pike County Emergency Management Agency and presented by James Kramper Jan. 16 at the Crossroads Center in Pittsfield. The class will run from 6:30 - 9 p.m. Twelve NOAA Weather adios will be given away by drawing. ON GOING n Stamp Club Night every second Monday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Pike County Health Department in Pittsfield with Amanda Woodward. n ‘Fill Your Box’ Card-making Class meets on the 1st Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at 416 E. Chestnut St. in Griggsville with n The Pittsfield Woman’s Club will meet every 4th Tuesday of the month at noon for lunch and a program at the Community Center. For more information or to become a member, call Sandy Henry, 285-6480. All Pike County women are welcome. n Exercises classes will be held at the Senior Center in Pittsfield Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:15-6:15. They are for both men and women. These classes are easy enough that most can do them. If you have any questions, feel free to stop by the Senior Center or call 217-285-4524. n The Pittsfield High School Athletic Dept. is looking for a way to get alumni of PHS addresses. If you are yourself, or if you know the person who is in charge of planning your class reunions, please contact Athletic Director Don Bigley at 217-285-6888 or email n GED classes are held at Michael’s D.O.G. House 1635 Main St. in Nebo every Tuesday night from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. This is the last year for this version of the GED. Next year, it will be revised. the test will be more difficult and the cost will go up to $120 to take. It is only $50 to take this year. Anyone wanting to complete their GED testing this year can contact Carolyn Johns at 734-2764 or come to the D.O.G. House any Tuesday night to get started. n The Pike County Loss Support Group will be discontinuing their meetings until this fall. For more information, contact Larry at 217-653-3700 or Vicki at 217-285-6520.

n Puzzlebox: Autism Awareness/ Support Group meets the third Monday of every month from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 or 8 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Pittsfield. The group is designed to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorders within the community and provide support for those affected by autism. Anyone affected is welcome to attend. Upcoming meeting dates are: June 17 and July 15. For more information, please contact Taylor Sweeting at (217)3708142 or email taylor.sweeting@yahoo. com. n The Crossroads Center is open for walking Monday through Friday, 8-10 a.m. and 12-1 p.m. Special events may alter the schedule and will be posted. This service will start Nov. 4. n The County Market Coupon Club meets Wednesday afternoons from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. weekly in the County Market Café. There is no charge to join and the coupons are traded each week and several rebate forms are available each week. For more information, contact County Market 285-4453. n Belleview Community Church “Teen Drop-In” every third Sunday night of the month for ages 12-18 at 5:30 p.m. n 12 Step Al-Anon Family Support Group for alcohol and narcotic addiction every Monday 8 p.m. at First Christian Church 225 N. Memorial, Pittsfield. (Breezway entrance). For more information, call Betty at (217) 285-6191.

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First Christian Church presents 88th Christmas vespers concert Eighty-eight years in a row in Pike County is pretty unusual – but it happens. Sunday evening, Dec. 22, the Vesper Singers of the First Christian Church of Pittsfield presented their 88th consecutive Christmas Vespers concert at 5 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The building was nearly full in spite of the icy conditions. Helen Earls directed, as she has since 1986. Becky Irwin played the piano, Charlotte Dunham played the organ and Kayla Boren accompanied several numbers with flute and piccolo. Julie Boren and Glen Cooley were the narrators. Soloists were C.A (Chuck) Barber III, Ruth Bennett, Jenny Palmer, Madison Palmer, Christie Mendenhall, Jeremy Schoenherr, Renita Ten Eyck, Michael Ten Eyck, Kayla Boren, Spencer Boren and Alayna Mendenhall. Teresa Bauer directed the children’s choir and Matt Sealock was the sound technician. Christmas cantatas have been a means of combining the Christian message with music, including traditional Christmas carols and classical composers such as Bach, Mozart and Haydn. This year’s cantata included music by Vivaldi and Handel. The earliest cantatas in the county were performed in the 19th century by the choir of the Pittsfield Congregational Church, which no longer exists. Many different congregations have performed

cantatas throughout the 20th century and into the current century up to the current year. In 2013 the Barry Community Chorus presented a cantata, as did the Pittsfield Nazarene Church. But none can match the First Christian Church of Pittsfield for 88 consecutive cantatas. Reverend Russell T. Booker began the tradition with the Vesper Singers’ first cantata in 1926. Several facts were of note for this year’s cantata. It is thought that the 49 singers in the choir made it the largest in the 88 year history. The cantata this year included three families that had three generations performing. The Barber family, which has been making music in Pike County from the middle of the 19th century had Chuck and Carolyn, daughter Bryn Fine, and grandson Austin Fine in the Vesper Choir. Kathy Curfman, her daughter, Renita Ten Eyck and granddaughters Lainey and Ellie Ten Eyck in the Children’s Choir included three generations. Christie Mendenhall, her daughters Hannah Roig and Alayna Mendenhall, and granddaughter Cadie Mendenhall composed three generations. (Christie’s son Eli Mendenhall was also in the children’s choir.) Also this year, eight members from the same family were in the Vesper Choir. This has probably happened before, but no one is sure when. Michael and Julie Boren and their sons


and wives, Zachary and Libby, Braxton and Laura and Spencer and Kayla made up the eight for cantata number eightyeight. Several singers have been in many cantatas through the years, but no one this year could match Marge Zimmerman, who sang in her 62nd cantata. She thinks she has missed only one since 1950 and that due to pregnancy. Other singers performing this year included: sopranos Debbie Barton, Rokettia Brokaw, Carole Elledge, Judy Ferguson, Tresea Harrison, Elaine Hoaglin, Katie Hull, Joyce Lemons, Jade Roseberry, Carol Schwartze, Cindy Chamberlain, Julie Lierly, Jacque Walston, Sandy Wigington, altos; Joelle Schoenherr and Kay Sealock, tenors; Alysia Cooley, Radell Gordley, Kaylee Harrison, Gena Hoaglin and Luke Justice and basses; Roger Dunham and Larry Wigington. The other members of the children’s choir included Cherise Anderson, Jordyn Apps, Shelby Bauer, Sydney Bauer, Jimmy Dain, Nolan Daniel, Carter Frazier, Shayna Harrison, Laynie Hart, Kadin Hittner, Keaton Hittner, Emily Leonard, Lexi Lipcamon, Mackenzie Lipcamon, Ryder Lipcamon, Ethan Palmer, Lia Picone, Emma Saxe, Lauren Saxe, Luke Saxe, Madelyn Saxe, Cameron Sweeting, Conner Sweeting, Brennan Tomhave and Cade Tomhave.

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ERKE Our words alone are not enough to express our feelings for all the cards, calls, gifts, plants, flowers, visits, food, hugs, pats and prayers since our loss. The dinner served by Maranatha Christian Center was a blessing. Thank you Pastor Earl Wiseman for your services. Thanks to Niebur Funeral Home for helping us through this difficult time. God bless each and everyone. From all the family of Deborah “Debby” Jean Erke.

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n Scrapbooking every third Wednesday per month 6-8 p.m at the Hull Community Center by Marie Woods. n Blood Pressure Checks Liberty Village of Pittsfield will provide free checks the last Monday of every month at the Hull Community Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free soup and sandwich will be provided by Liberty Village and transportation will be provided by the Western Public Transit for anyone to and from the center! n The Pike County Health Department is now offering IDPH approved on-line food service sanitation classes. Both the initial 15 hour “certification class” and the five hour “refresher” class are offered. Participants must have internet access and an e-mail address to sign up. The cost for the 15-hour certification class is $75 and $35 for the 5-hour refresher class. A registration form can be downloaded from the Pike County Health Department website at, Call Jane Johnson at (217) 285-4407, ext 118 for more information. n Pittsfield Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star meets every fourth Monday at the Masonic Lodge at 7:30 p.m.

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Lee and Lillian Hannel celebrate 50 years

Lee Hannel and the former Lillian Martin will be celebrating their 50th anniversary Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The couple were married at the Nebo Baptist Church by Pastor Lyle Coleman. Lee and Lil are the parents of Don Hannel of Pleasant Hill, Jeff Hannel of Seattle, WA. And Penny Hill of Pleasant Hill.

They have seven grandchildren, one step-grandson and five greatgrandsons.
The couple’s children are hosting an open house celebration Saturday, Jan. 4 from 2-4 at the First Baptist Church of Pleasant Hill. All friends and family are invited to come by and congratulate the couple. No gifts requested.

n T.O.P.S. Meeting at the Milton Christian Church Annex every Tuesday, weigh-in 6-6:30, meeting 6:30 p.m. The group is open to the public. For information, call Shanna Edison 217723-4092

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n Pittsfield Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of every month at the Courtyard Cafe. For more information, please contact Mike Graham at 217-4733791.

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n Breastfeeding Support Group, Pike County Health Department, monthly. First Tuesday, 10 a.m, third Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., 285-4407.

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n Pike County Health Department: Home Health visits by nurses, therapists, aides, and homemakers daily. TB skin testing 8:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. & 1-4:45 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Immunization clinics 1:306 p.m. on first and third Mondays. Family planning counseling Mon.Thurs., except Tues. a.m. and Wed. p.m. when clinics are held. Blood pressure screenings Tues. 2-4 p.m. The health department is closed on Fridays, although essential services are available. For more information, call 217-285-4407. New WIC walk-in clinics: Monday through Thursday,-to 10:45 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Children’s group nutrition education available second and fourth Thursdays at 1 p.m. No appointments necessary. For more information call 217-285-4407, x137. n Job Club will be open to the public every Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. No appointment necessary.Two Rivers Regional Council Office at 120 South Madison, Pittsfield. n The Pittsfield Meal Site located in the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 225 N. Memorial offers daily meals at noon, Monday-Friday. Please call Connie at 285-6150 the day before or by 8:45 a.m. the day of the lunch, or any time before the day you would like to eat with us. Donation only for seniors over 60. Those under 60 are required to pay the full cost of $6. Transportation available. The senior center is also collecting used cell phones for seniors. Your old cell phone may provide the critical link between law enforcement and someone in trouble.

Jake Mathew Ator celebrated his fourth birthday in December with cake and ice cream that was  enjoyed  by  his friends and family. Jake’s parents are Amy Fulton of Iowa and Jeff Ator of Pittsfield. Grandparents are Roberta and Matt Grawe and Tammy and Lee Ator. Great-grandparents are Sandy and Bob Wood.

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Dustin Ray Ellis receives Master of Arts Dustin Ray Ellis, the son of Dr. David and Carole (Atwood) Ellis of Cathedral City, CA. And Pittsfield, recently recieved his Master of Arts in educational technology with honors from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA. Dustin’s wife Julie and dauggters Emily and Frances were in attendance at the commencement event as were David and Carole. Ellis is the grandson of Bertie Atwood of Pittsfield, brother to Michaelv Ellis of Pittsfield and brother to Jason Ellis ofbBlue Springs, MO. He is the nephew of Dorothy Newman of Pittsfield. Currently Ellis is employed with the Simi valley Unified School District as a teacher on special assignment for education technology integration.

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Illini Hospital staff, family and volunteers who bought gifts for the “Elder Wreath Project” were front row, left to right: Ashley Walker and Lisa Symes. Second row, left to right: Tom Ellison, Deb Renoud, Becky Freesmeyer, Tina Curtis, Joani Walston, Shelby Duke, Kathy Hull, Holly Jones, Patty Gerson, Alice Glasgow. Back row, left to right: Sarah Hammons, Angie Hires, Tonia Street, Marlene Craig, Jody Lister, Jamie Thompson, Jo Sebastiano, Gloria Cox , Sandy Farrell and Carmen Price.

Illini Community Hospital gives back for the holidays Residents of Pike County nursing homes enjoyed a brighter Christmas holiday thanks to Illini Community Hospital employees and volunteers. Ashley Walker, RN, Care Manager, headed up this year’s “Elder Wreath Project.” A wreath

was placed in the Illini lobby with different items that nursing home residents might enjoy. Items included slippers to shaving cream, and robes to hair-cuts, to name a few. The Elder Wreath Project began the Monday after Thanksgiving

and concluded on December 13. Illini staff, family and volunteers took tags from the wreath, bought the gifts and returned the items to Walker. The gifts filled six boxes. They were taken to the Liberty Village, Barry Community Care, and Eastside Health and Rehab.

“My office was full of boxes and gifts,” said Walker. “It was so touching to know that the many, many residents who received these gifts felt loved and happy that someone thought of them during the Christmas season when they are unable to

If Santa brings you new electronic stuff, don’t forget to recycle the old stuff!! Electronics are made up of many pieces that contain valuable materials such as aluminium, steel, silver and plastic which can be used to make new electronics. Recycling your unwanted electronics keeps the metals contained within these devices from harming the environment by properly recycling these items. (Landfill ban effective January 1, 2012)

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get out and be with their families!” “It is a great feeling to work for a facility that thinks of others year-round. But to have a response like this during Christmas time was just heartwarming,” Walker concluded.  

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Real estate transfers

Anthony S. Gatewood to Golden Triangle Farms, LLC, SE 1/4 of NE 1/4, Sec. 30, Detroit Township. Anthony S. Gatewood to Golden Triangle Farms, LLC, NW 1/4, SW 1/4, of SE 1/4, Pt. SW 1/4, Sec. 32, Martinsburg Township. Daniel W. Dunham to David W. Hart, Lot 2, Blk 16, Barry. Carl E. Myers, Max T. Myers, and Marilyn D. Smith to Brice Lawson, Travis Lawson and Cody Lawson, Sec. 22, Chambersburg Township. William Allen Hurst to William Allen Hurst Trustee and William Allen Hurst Declaration of Trust, Sec. 6, Sec. 5, Newburg Township. Stanley Chamberlain to Stanley Chamberlain and Becky Chamberlain, Lots 14-15, Blk 1, Thornton & Miners Addn, Nebo. Yvonne E. Cox to Hootrville Hunt Club, Inc., NE 1/4, NW 1/4 of NW 1/4, NE 1/4 of NW 1/4, Sec. 18, SE 1/4 of SW 1/4, Sec. 7, Perry Township. John Kurfman Trustee, Millie

Young Trustee, Doug Smith Trustee, Greg Martin Trustee, Rusty Pearson Trustee, and Fish Hook United Brethren Church (Congregational) to Fish Hook United Brethren Church, Inc., Lots 1-2, Fish Hook, Pt. NE 1/4, Sec. 17, Fairmount Township. Wendorff Enterprises, Inc. to Charles H. Wendorff and Sherrill A. Wendorff, Lot 8, Assessors SD, Barry, Pt. SE 1/4, Sec. 25, Barry Township. Justin Kremer to Alan G. Presley and Cheryl A. Presley, Lot 2, CV Wades SD, Lot 72, Dutton & Benson 2nd Addn, Pittsfield. Alan G. Presley and Cherly A. Presley to Leighanne M. Howland, Lot 2, CV Wades SD, Lot 72, Dutton & Benson 2nd Addn, Pittsfield. H. Kent Baker and Mary C. Baker to Geoffrey K. Baker and Jaclyn A. Baker, SW 1/4 of SE 1/4, Sec. 32, Pittsfield Township. Scott M. Bradshaw to Harrison T. Lane and Daitre L. Monroe,

SE 1/4 of NW 1/4, Sec. 32, Barry Township. D. Diane Ehlert, Administrator and David B. Stinebaker Estate to Kent Goewey and Angie Goewey, Lots 1-2, Blk 2, McConnell & Clarks Addn, Griggsville. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA to James W. Bradshaw and Carol L. Bradshaw, Lots 5-6, Blk 4, Griggsville. Mary Jo Springer to Laurabell McConnell and Evelyn Hayes, SW 1/4, SE 1/14 of SE 1/4, NW 1/4 of SE 1/4, Sec. 12, Hardin Township. Penny Blanchard, Executor, Richard L. DeLong, Deceased, Glenda S. DeLong, and Penny Whittington Blanchard to Stephen B. Welbourne, Lots 7-8, Blk 5, Pittsfield. Christine Denison, Executor and Bernadine Lawber, Deceased to Wanda M. Neff and Donald P. Crawford, Lots 1-2, Blk 6, Griggsville. RES-IL Pleasant Hill LLC to Anna Michelle Dell, Lot 6, Blk 1,


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Pleasant Hill. RES-IL Pleasant Hill, LLC to Anna Michelle Dell, Lot 2, Blk 5, Craigmiles Addn, Pleasanat Hill. Jeana L. Kindle to James Brandon Waters, Pt. SE 1/4, Sec. 3, Martinsburg Township. Kasey D. Stinebaker to Kasey D. Stinebaker and Tanessa L. Stinebaker, SE 1/4 of NW 1/4, SW 1/4 of NW 1/4, Sec. 26, Perry Township. David Grogan POA and Esther E. Hankins to Paul S. Johns and Brandi R. Johns, Pt. Outlet 31, Pittsfield.

Crime Stoppers The Pike County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information about a one-vehicle property damage accident, where the driver left the scene on Dec. 22 at 1:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Hamilton St in Barry. If you have any information on

this or any other crimes taking place in Pike County, call the Pike County Crime Stoppers at (217) 285-1500. All callers remain anonymous and if your tip is used in making an arrest, you will be eligible for a cash reward. 

The Pike County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of a black colored 20 foot trailer with a toolbox on the tongue from County Highway 11 just south of Pittsfield Dec. 22. If you have information on this or

any other crimes in Pike County IL you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at (217)285-1500. All callers remain anonymous and if your tip is used in making an arrest, you will be eligible for a cash reward.


John William Herring, Jr. of Hannibal, MO to Carol Lucille Crow of Hannibal, MO. Terry Lee Clendenny, Jr. of Pleasant Hill, Il. to Sandra Kaylynn Hausmann of Pleasant Hill, Il.



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announces Christmas decoration winners Pittsfield American Legion to host bingo Milton Kiley Howland and Kyle Korbyn. Hope the New Year 2014 finds you healthy (both spiritually and physically), honorable, humble, and happy. Another short week of news.  Next week should be back to normal. Birthdays and anniversaries for this week are: Jan. 1-Lyle Barton, Jess Knight, Sherrill and John Brown Jan. 2-Nancy Kunzeman, Charlotte and Roger Dunham Jan. 3-Sherrill Brown, Durrell Chamberlain, Tad Blacketer, Sherman and Terri Meyer Jan. 4-April Troxell, Brenda McCann Jan. 5-Barb McKee, Trey Troxell, Debbie Roberts, Barb and Bill Cawthon Jan. 6-Brenda Garner Jan. 7-Kristina Law, James Liebrecht, Cindy Kaufman, Erick Thornton, Janet and Lester Rush Prayer requests: Angie Lin, Betty Collins, Bob Rue, Brenda Garner, Connie McFall, David Brawdy, Dianna Ruble, Durrell Chamberlain, Edward Thomas, Ervin Borrowman, Evelyn Ward, Ginger and George Whitlock, Jeanette Doran, Janet Shoemaker, Josh Bennett, Karen McCullen, Leroy Leonard, Missionary Mike Leonard and family, Monica Ruble, Nikki Allen, Norman Lewis, Ona Ogle, Pat Kingery, Radar Grim, Randy Guthrie, Roger Bonnett, Ron Cooper, and pray especially for the United States of America, its leaders, its people, and let everyone remember how and why this great country was founded. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name?  for thou only art holy:  for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.  Revelation 15:4 “To realize the work of the anchor, we need to feel the storm”. Have you got any plans for new year’s eve? If not, keep in mind that the Pittsfield American Legion will be having bingo that evening at 7. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the fun. Attention to all who attend the gospel gigs at Detroit Christian Church:  Starting with the January Gospel Gigs this Saturday, Jan. 4, the times have been rearranged.  Everyone will enjoy the meal/food/fellowship time at 5 p.m. with the Gospel Gigs to follow at 6:30 p.m.  Remember:  Be there at 5 for what was the linger longer, and then stay for the gospel singing which will be at 6:30.  (Excellent idea!) If you have any talent to share, please call Steve Haskins at 1-217-285-5521 or 1-217-8917616. A pancake and sausage breakfast will be held Saturday,

Jan. 11, from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Pittsfield American Legion Post 152. Adults $6 and children $4.  All you can eat! Proceeds go to the building fund. Pike County Home and Community Education Garden Unit met Dec. 17.  They had an excellent lesson on chestnuts brought to us by David and Mary Beth Gapinski.  David roasted chestnuts plus Mary Beth fixed soup, a veggie dip, and a cheesecake all including chestnuts.  They also had a good time playing Christmas bingo.  Their next meeting will be March 18. Twenty-two junior high and high school students along with seven adults from the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene sang Christmas carols at the Eastside Healthcare Center and Liberty Village Wednesday evening, Dec. 18.  The group also sang outside several residences of shut-ins from the church bringing some Christmas cheer to members unable to be out and about. “In the good old days nobody needed tranquilizers.  There was something else to make you sleep -- they called it hard work”. Christmas Eve day our guests for dinner were our son Nathan and our grandchildren Jacqueline, Wessley, and Reese.  After dinner, we unwrapped presents and then spent the afternoon playing Monopoly Deal.  That evening, Steve and I called on our neighbors Bob and Laura Hutton, Shania, Bobby, and Lucas, and had an enjoyable visit.  Very glad to have them as part of our lives. Christmas day found the Cardinal Inn packed with people for their annual free Christmas meal.  Donations were gladly given for the delicious meal that served lots and lots of people in the restaurant as well as several people made numerous home deliveries. Way to go, Luetta and Carl! Trivia answers from last week: 1.  Hiram Williams is also the name of what deceased country music star? (Hank Williams, Sr.) 2.  What is the largest Illinois State Park? (Pere Marquette State Park) 3.  What was Eileen Collins known to have been the first woman captain of? (a space shuttle) 4.  What 3 things did God show Elijah on Mount Horeb? (a mighty wind, earthquake, and fire) 5.  How many people were saved on the Day of Penecost? (3,000) 6.  Who were the 2 governors that Apostle Paul appeared before? (Felix and Festus)

By WYVETTA DAVIS 285-4880 Trivia questions for the week: 1. In the continental U.S.A., what is the most northern capital? 2.  What is described as the “Sword of the Spirit”? 3.  Who was William Cody better known as? 4.  Who was Hagar’s first born? 5.  How many sailing vessels did Christopher Columbus begin his second voyage with? 6.  In the New Testament, what are described as “ministering spirits”? News from the Missouri bunch from Sharon Straus:  Roger and Sharon went to Quincy and finished up Christmas shopping and got the groceries for Christmas thinking in case the weather would get bad, they would have everything covered.  Sharon has been busy sewing little pillows for each of their children’s families that are decorated for Christmas.  They are made like penny rugs out of old wool.  Sharon hopes that when they get them out in the future, they will remember her and how much she loves them.  They attended their grandchildren’s Christmas program at school and thought it was such a blessing that all or at least most of the songs were about Jesus and his birth.  They saw Penny and her daughter there as well, and stated that it is so great to have almost all of their family in that area and said Philadelphia is a very special place to raise a family.  As of this writing, they were looking forward to Christmas with their kids at their house early Christmas morning.  Sharon will make biscuits and gravy. There will be a pot of chili on the back burner for lunch, if any of them have room, and sliced ham sandwiches for the kids.  Love from the Missouri Bunch. Today Today is ours -- let’s live it. And love is strong -- let’s give it. A song can help -- let’s sing it. And peace is dear -- let’s bring it. The past is gone -- don’t rue it. Our work is here -- let’s do it. The world is wrong -- let’s right it. If evil comes -- let’s fight it. The road is rough -- let’s clear it. The future vast -- don’t fear it. Is faith asleep -- let’s wake it. Today is free -- let’s take it.   Lydia Roberts


Warmer weather comes to Rockport We had quite a difficult Christmas this year, as my son in law Gene Damon passed away on Christmas morning. We ask for prayers for all of the family. Visitation will be Sunday from 3-6 p.m. The Funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Ward Lummis in Pleasant Hill.

Other than that, we had a good Christmas. We are glad the weather has warmed up somewhat and the ice has melted. I will be having my Christmas for my family and everyone at the Lions Building in Pleasant Hill New Years Day.

By FRANCES  PENCE 217-242-3511 May God bless you all and have a good new Year.

McEuen received an awesome Christmas present, a new nephew born on Christmas Day. Kshe and Danielle Howland had their son, Beckham Dale Howland Christmas Evening. He was the Blessing Hospital Christmas baby. His older brother Brody was very excited!
 Congratulations to Cory and Jamie Kattelman on the birth of their son, Bradyn Lee on December 29th. Bradyn is welcomed home by big sister Mya and big brother

Deloris Kern Neely had Christmas Breakfast with Justin and Amber Poor and family. She then enjoyed Christmas Dinner with Mary Reel and Max Mefford and all the family.   Christmas Day Dinner was hosted by Jeff, Sherri and Garrett Howland. Guests included Rayola Daniel, Mike Fulmer, Carrie Hill, Louie, Becky, Karley and Kasey Pistulka, Fred, Kerri, Aaron and Alex Rodhouse, Addie Cunningham, Pat Durall, Danne

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Durall, Deanna Durall, Rod Sanderson and Tim Fulmer. Milton Christmas decoration winners were: third place, Joyce Ehlert; second place, Jimmy Butler; and first place, Mike Spann.

The growing problem of peanut allergies Parents tend to be quite familiar with food allergies. In an effort to protect youngsters, schools have begun to crack down more regularly on foods that tend to cause allergic reactions, often placing restrictions on what children can bring in for lunches or snacks. Parents and children who grew up around peanut and tree nut allergies are quite familiar with what triggers allergic reactions associated with such foods, and the potential side effects of consuming these foods. But those who are less experienced with food allergies may not know what to expect. According to the Mayo Clinic, being allergic to nuts us one of the more common food allergies, especially among children. Many people who are allergic to peanuts are also allergic to other tree nuts, including walnuts, almonds and pecans. As with any allergen, reactions vary from person to person. Some may experience mild symptoms, such as light rashes or swelling, while others may have severe reactions, including anaphylactic shock, which is characterized by shortness of breath, a severe drop in blood pressure, constriction of airways, and potential heart failure. According to Spire Health Partners, more than 3 million people in the United States have a nut allergy, and one-third of them will suffer from a severe symptom if they ingest nuts. A peanut allergy occurs when your body mistakenly identifies peanut proteins as something that can be harmful. Just as your body might fight a cold, it releases chemicals from the immune system to fight off the peanut invader. The number of kids with peanut allergies has been increasing over the last 10-15 years, doubling in the last half-decade alone. It isn't known why some people are prone to nut allergies while others are not. However, Michael C. Young, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a practicing pediatrician at Children's Hospital, has a few ideas. Nursing mothers and very young children are eating more peanuts, particularly in the form of peanut butter, than ever before, something that Young feels could be causing a higher incidence rate of peanut allergies. Young also theorizes that better hygiene may play a role, suggesting that because children have fewer infections (due to improved hygiene and

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routine immunizations),their immune systems are more likely to target other things, such as foods and environmental factors, resulting in allergies. Although peanut allergies are prevalent and can be dangerous, there is no reason to act rashly. Young notes that approximately 20 percent of children will outgrow their peanut allergies by the age of 6, and he advises that

it is worth having a child retested as they get older to gauge if there have been any changes in the status of the peanut allergy. When dealing with peanut allergies, it is important to separate myths from facts. Understanding what is involved in a peanut allergy can help everyone make informed decisions about protecting youngsters.


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PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST Saturday, Jan. 11 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Adults $6.00 Children $4.00 All you can eat Proceeds go to building fund

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Friday, Jan. 10 • Starting at 7 p.m. • All local players will be riding, so come out and see someone you know try to ride a donkey and play basketball at the same time! • Proceeds will be split between the PCS PTO and South School PTO to benefit the students in their classrooms. • The teams will consist of faculty from PCS and South School along with teams from Illini Community Hospital and East Pike Firemen.

Tickets available at South School, Pikeland Community School, or by calling Lori Bradshaw at 217-285-9543 or 217-248-5678. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. 2 and under are free. Two years ago, we sold out 2 days before the show, so get your tickets early!

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Saukee youth wrestling tournament

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Pat Werner sells raffle tickets for the Saukee wrestling youth. Prizes were donated gift baskets and cash prizes.

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Ashley Shaw, left, and Karen Seymour make walking tacos for a customer at the concession stand.

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Jaron White shakes the hand of his opponent before his wrestling match. Jeanette Wallace/Pike Press

Kathy Osment takes money at the concession stand during the Saukee wrestling tournament.

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Jesse Place pins a rival wrestler during the Pikeland Community Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Saukee open youth wrestling tournament.

Grayson Cook tries to overpower his opponent during the wrestling match.





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Eli Leonard walks off the mat after his wrestling match Friday, Dec. 27.

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400D FOR RENT Pike County Two bedroom mobile home in rural Pittsfield. Griggsville school district. No smoking. No inside pets. Deposit required. 217-8332015. 1.8 2 br house for rent No smoking No pets. Security deposit required. 217-2854502. TF

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


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




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

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

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CALHOUN COUNTY, ILLINOIS 550 Acres Unbelievable recreational property! Call Scott 64.5 Acres Located outside of Kampsville, Big timber farm $2,950/acre Call Chris 68 Acres Big Timber Close To The MissisD Located OLFood sippi River, S Great Plot Areas! Call Scott In cooperation with Whitetail Properties 45.61 acres - Located in Northern Calhoun County, LD farm. $3950/acre. Call SO Solid timber, great hunting Scott 245.5 Acres With Home Perfect mix of timber and LD$3,395/acre Call SOarea fields, located in great Chris JERSEY COUNTY, ILLINOIS: New Listing: 41.5 Acres Great hunting & building location, $175,890 Call Kyle BROWN COUNTY, ILLINOIS: 138.5 Acres 47 Acres Tillable, Balance in timber, SOLDwith Agrivest Inc. Call Scott In cooperation MONTGOMERY COUNTY, ILLINOIS: New Listing: 21.5 Acres Pure Hunting! $73,100 Call Kyle Your LocaL TrusTed resource

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MONROE COUNTY, MISSOURI: 50 Acres m/l Great hunting property with small D OLChris hunters cabin! S Call PIKE COUNTY, MISSOURI: ING 26.16 WithP Home Chris ENDCall New Listing: 48 Acres Hunting & Tillable! Call Chris 40 Acres HardS toO find small property Call Chris LD KNOX COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 160 Acres Excellent combination farm with great hunting! Call Chris LINN COUNTY, MISSOURI: 40 Acres Great Investment property with excellent LD interest SO*broker hunting Call Keith RANDOLPH COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 20 Acres Nice small tillable property! Call Chris RALLS COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 29 Acres Great Views of the Mississippi River! Call Chris New Listing: 30.5 Acres Tillable, Timber, Creek Call Chris New Listing: 79 Acres. Big Timber Farm Call Chris New Listing: 103 Acres Located Close To Center, MO Call Chris New Listing: 125 Acres Great hunting farm priced right! Call Chris 22 Acres With Home. Great getaway farm located LD SOChris outside of Saverton Call SULLIVAN COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 20 Acres. Nice affordable property Call Keith New Listing: 58 Acres Hunting farm with home Call Keith New Listing: 80 Acres Nice balance of timber & tillable Call Keith New Listing: 96 Acres Huge bordering timber & priced right! Call Keith 166 Acres Nice all around SOLDproperty *In cooperation with Whitetail Properties SCOTLAND COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 50.77 Acres Offering great income! Call Chris LEWIS COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 68.30 Acres Great combination farm Call Chris New Listing: 164 Acres 127 Acres tillable, 37 acres brush Call Chris for



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RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES: NEW LISTING - PITTSFIELD 117 SOUTH JACKSON - Super nice 2 bdrm, home that features; living rm, dining rm, 1 bath, full basement, CA, newer roof, new dishwasher and sink, one car attached garage, some applianced to convey. All situated on a 80x80 lot. Great investment. CALL DAVID NEW LISTING - PITTSFIELD - 648 SOUTH WALNUT - Very nice ranch family home that features; 3 bdrms, 2 baths, partially finished basment with family room and utility room. Central air, newer water heater, one car garage, vinyl siding and good roof. Great opportunity. NEW LISTING-PITTSFIELD-414 WEST FAYETTE-Charming well maintained family home with wonderful character and charm. This home offers; two/three bedrooms one-one-half bath, living room, kitchen; CA, newer roof, carport, much more. This home is just perfect for the family starting out or wanting to down size. Call ELAINE NEW LISTING-PITTSFIELD-HIGHWAY 54-1.85 Acres/ml of commercial acreage located in the Industrial Park. Great location, great business investment and opportunity!! Priced to sell, motivated seller. Call DAVID NEW LISTING-NEBO-14026 395th Ave. Super nice story and half family home situated on 4+ acres m/l! Home features, four bedrooms, four ½baths; roomy family room, dining room and a great kitchen, concrete and tumbled marble counter tops, whole house was totally remodeled in 2005, GEO, slate tile, all kitchen appliance convey. Very well maintained home. Call DAVID MILTON-Lot measuring 180x170 with four buildings, located in the center of Milton. Great investment and business opportunity. Call DAVID MILTON-455 PITTSFIELD ST.-Very Nice three bedroom, two bath family home with many updates; full basement, CA; newer roof, Devries cabinets, updated electrical; attached garage; all situated on big lot. Call DAVID PITTSFIELD-REDUCED!-501 S. MADISON-Two year old ranch home, centrally located; three bedrooms, three baths, family room; full finished basement has foam/fiberglass insulated walls; GEO/heat/CA with humidity control; super insulated; custom oak cabinets and trim, three car attached garage, nice lot, covered front porch; steeple chase trees planted this spring., Call DAVID PITTSFIELD-REDUCED-328 CROSSMAN LANE-Very efficient, two bedroom home with one car attached garage; great starter home or wanting to down size; new windows; refinished floors; new inside paint; new kitchen cabinets/fixtures; newly remodeled bathroom; on corner lot. Very efficient; priced right!! Great investment!! Call DAVID PITTSFIELD-REDUCED BY $40,000-916 EAST WASHINGTON-Two story family home on Historical East Washington St. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, three car attached garage, fenced in ground pool, total 3095 sq. ft, situated on .74 acres m/l. Great investment!! Call DAVID. PITTSFIELD-818 EAST WASHINGTON ST.-REDUCED BY $10,000- Two story family home situated on Historical East Washington St. This home features; three/four bedrooms, 2 full and one half bath; kitchen has wonderful cabinets. All situated on .63 acre m/l. Great location, Call KIRBY PENDING!! MILTON-588 ELM ST.-REDUCED BY $10,000- Two story family home!! This home features, three bedrooms, 1 Bath, one car attached garage. Just added new roof and shutters! MOTIVATED SELLER!! MAKE AN OFFER!! GREAT INVESTMENT! GREAT PRICE!! Call DAVID PITTSFIELD-419 S. MEMORIAL-REDUCED BY $20,000-Very nice and elegant two story family home centrally located; this home features added charm with refinished interior for that era; four bedrooms, two baths, CA, electric, two car attached garage, extra big lot. A MUST SEE!! Call DAVID. PENDING/SOLD SOLD-ROCKPORT-18011 US HWY 54 SOLD-PITTSFIELD-#7 AIRPORT ROAD SOLD-PITTSFIELD-245 SOUTH JACKSON SOLD-PITTSFIELD-681 S. WALNUT SOLD-PITTSFIELD-520 EAST WASHINGTON-In Cooperation with Pike County RE SOLD-BARRY-722 HULL SOLD-PITTSFIELD-37382 265 AVE. SOLD-PITTSFIELD-TWO RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOTS ON KELLOGG ST. SOLD-PITTSFIELD-COMMERCIAL-101 INDUSTRIAL PARK DRIVE SOLD-PITTSFIELD-24610 393RD RD. HOUSE WITH ACREAGE, In Cooperation with Pike County RE SOLD-PITTSFIELD-TWO STORY HOME WITH ACREAGE In Cooperation with Wade Real Estate

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Home for the Holidays! 318 Piper Lane - Superb older 2 story 3 - 4BR home with exquisite wood working, staircase and foyer sitting on 2.25 acres. HOMES NEW LISTING-Pittsfield-332 Walnut-Beautifully decorated 2BR home with nice built-in’s in South location. Move-in ready! $70’s. PRICE REDUCED-Barry-1285 Union St.-Cute 2BR home, all on 1 level, within walking distance to the golf course. $40’s. Barry-383 Main St.-Totally remodeled 3BR 2.5BA home with new oak cabinets in kitchen and lots of closet space. $80’s. Barry-870 Pratt St.-Older 3BR home in good condition with large porch and 2 car detached garage with attached barn sitting on 2 lots. $90’s. Barry-1403 Rodgers St.-Nice 3BR 2BA brick home in great location with nice covered patio and beautiful wood burning fireplace. $140’s. Barry-1300 Pratt St.-Very nice 3BR home on 3 acres +/- with new bathrooms, oak cabinets in kitchen and 2 fireplaces. Very nice neighborhood. $150’s. Barry-1415 Mortimer St.-Quality 3BR 2BA home with 2 car attached garage and large 2 car detached garage with apartment sitting on 2.86 acres. $170’s. Baylis-350 Main St.-Nice 1-story home with 2bedrooms and 1 bath. $50’s. PRICE REDUCED-Griggsville-201 N. Third St.-Clean 2BR 2BA mobile home with many updates, newer paint, floor coverings and oversized 2 car garage. Broker-Owner interest. $30’s. Griggsville-116 S. Pearl-Nice remodeled 3BR 2BA home on corner lot. Motivated seller! $60’s. Griggsville-111 Congress St.-Very nice 3BR, 2BA home with detached garage. Nice backyard. Much remodeling has been done. Great woodwork! $70’s. Griggsville-814 W. Quincy-Very nice 3BR 2BA brick home with 2 car attached garage and nice deck. Move-in ready! $100’s. PRICE REDUCED-Griggsville-116 South Wall-Beautiful brick home on 2 lots. 2-3 BR 2.5BA with fireplace, heated 2 car garage & fenced back yard. MOTIVATED SELLER! $160’s. Griggsville-33998 St. Hwy. 107-Beautiful one of a kind 3BR 2BA log home sitting on 7.5 acres in a beautiful setting. $240’s.

Mozier-Hwy. 96-Large brick home on 30 acres, all timber & brush with river frontage. $140’s. Mt Sterling- R. R. #4, Box 167-CORNBELT WHITETAILS LODGE-3 state of the art hunting lodges, sleeps 40 people, sits on 13 acres. Highly motivated Seller! Nebo-13192 County Highway 7-Very good 3BR 2BA home on 1.5 lots with fenced-in yard and nice outbuilding. $70’s. Nebo-37090 115th Ave.-5BR 2BA country home sitting on 2.8 acres. Would make a great family home or hunting lodge. $90’s. New Canton-195 Mississippi-5BR 2BA home on corner lot with big yard located across from the park. $50’s. New Canton-125 S. Quincy-3BR two story home with newer roof and siding. Priced to sell! $60’s. New Canton-24021 255th Ave.-3BR 2BA home sitting on 0.59 acres with a nice machine shed and many updates in a quiet country location. $70’s. New Canton-23958 260th St.-Beautiful 3BR, 3BA brick ranch home with full basement. 40 acres of hunting with another small home & workshop also included! $300’s. PRICE REDUCED-Rural New Salem- 36236 Co. Hwy 2-2 story home with 3BR and closed in back porch sitting on 1 acre +/-. $50’s. Pearl-405 West Street-Nice 2BR modular home with garden shed, outbuilding and fully furnished. $40’s. Pearl-48186 166th Ave.-Very nice manufactured home sitting on 29 acres with 22.5 acres tillable! Farm & home can be split!! $200’s. Perry-301 W. Main St.-2BR 1BA home on 1½ lots. Good starter or rental property. Priced right! Owner wants an offer! $20’s. Pittsfield-Numerous rental properties for sale, from apartment houses to single wide trailers. Call for more information! Pittsfield-543 W. Kellogg-2BR mobile home with tip out, 1 1/2 car garage, storm cellar and shed on city lot. $10’s. Pittsfield-451 W. Adams St.-Spacious 1BR home with nice fenced in yard. Great starter home or rental property. $40’s. Pittsfield-703 N. Jackson-3BR home with new roof and some updates. Minor repairs needed. $50’s.

Pittsfield-316 Spring St.-Nice 3BR 1BA ranch style home; would make great starter home or rental property. $50’s. Pittsfield-180 Washington Ct.-Nice 2BR home with 1 car detached garage on quiet street. Would make a great rental or starter home. $60’s. Pittsfield-605 N. Jackson St.-3BR 2BA home with deck, large fenced in yard and detached garage. $60’s. Pittsfield-430 W. Jefferson-Nice 3BR 2BA home with 1 car detached garage. $60’s. Pittsfield-420 N. Mississippi-Nice 3BR home in quiet location with one car garage, fenced rear yard, new tile, new appliances and new roof. $60’s. Pittsfield-521 W. Jefferson-Nice 4BR 2BA family home with 2 car detached garage and maintenance free exterior. $70’s. Pittsfield-665 Clarksville Rd.-Very nice 2BR home with attached 2 car garage and full basement. Move in ready! $90’s. Pittsfield-967 Conroy St.-4BR 2BA home with attached tandem garage and many updates in a quiet neighborhood on the Northwest side of Pittsfield. $90’s. Pittsfield-723 Prospect-3BR home with screened-in porch and many updates on nice corner lot. Move-in ready! $100’s. Pittsfield-357 Cherry St.-Remodeled 4BR 2BA home with many updates and over 1,600 sq. feet of living space. $100’s. Pittsfield-39546 280th Ave.-Nice 4BR 3BA home in a beautiful rural setting with 2 car detached garage sitting on 1.5 acres +/-. $120’s. Pittsfield-1033 Sunset-Immaculate newly updated 3BR brick home with 1 car attached garage. Move-in ready! $140’s. Pittsfield-318 Piper Lane-Superb older 2 story 3-4BR home with exquisite wood working, staircase and foyer sitting on 2.25 acres. $140’s. Pittsfield-220 S. Mississippi-Immaculate 4 unit 2BR 1BA apartment complex with newer siding and roof. $170’s. PRICE REDUCED-Pittsfield-429 E. Washington St.-A striking 3-4BR 2.5BA home close to downtown with beautiful woodwork and closets galore! Motivated Sellers! $200’s.

PRICE REDUCED-Pittsfield 20143 County Hwy. 11- 4 BR 3 BA newer home sitting on 2 acres +/- with a full finished basement, 2 car garage and new 40’ x 56’ machine shed. $200’s. PRICE REDUCED-Pittsfield-41850 225th Ave.-Exclusive 5 BR home in desirable rural location with granite countertops, ceramic tile & laminate floors, machine shed, playhouse and 2 ponds. $260’s. Pleasant Hill-305 E. Clay-3BR 1BA ranch style home with L-shaped family room, dining room, kitchen sitting on large lot. Many updates in 2006 and large shed. $50’s. Pleasant Hill-302 E. Mosier-Affordable 3BR 2BA ranch style home in a nice location. Some finishing required. $70’s. Pleasant Hill-609 Bottom St.-Cozy 2-3BR home with big rustic charm throughout. Custom woodworking and many new upgrades. $80’s. Pleasant Hill-104 Marion-Super clean 3BR 1BA updated home with beautiful covered deck. All appliances convey – includes additional lot located in nice subdivision. $90’s. PRICE REDUCED-Pleasant Hill-108 N. Main-Nice 3BR trilevel home with huge yard and updated wiring. $100’s. Pleasant Hill-15005 383rd St.-Beautiful 20 year old 3BR 2BA brick ranch home with 2,100 sq. ft. sitting on 4.5 acres. $170’s. PRICE REDUCED-Pleasant Hill-112 Lyndel St.-Fantastic 3BR, 3BA home with in-ground pool & guest house sitting on 6 lots in the best location in town. $180’s. Pleasant Hill-17106 340th St.-Spacious 5BR 3BA manufactured home. Very nice sunroom; many outbuildings sitting on 15 acres. $190’s. Pleasant Hill-16113 338th St.-Beautiful 2BR home in great location with 3 car attached garage sitting on 40 acres. $300’s. Rockport-Hwy 96-Small 2BR home, needs TLC. Perfect rental property, priced to sell! $10’s. Winchester-834 Old Highway Road-Beautiful 5BR 3.5BA brick home sitting on 3.1 acres with large wooded lot. $800’s. COMMERCIAL & LOTS NEW LISTING-Pittsfield-Bowlers Universe-Business opportunity – consisting of bowling alley, snack bar, lounge and new gaming machines. Call our office for more details! Chambersburg-107 W. Columbus St.-Former post office for sale sitting on 5,500 square foot lot. PRICE REDUCED-Griggsville-706 N. Chandler-2 vacant building lots in good location with all utilities available. Pittsfield-S. Memorial St.-Nice 60’ x 232’ building lot on the South side of town. Pittsfield-Lot 7 Panther Creek Subdivision-Great building location in one of Pittsfield’s newest & best subdivisions. Lot size is 0.81 acres. HUNTING LAND & FARMS NEW LISTING-Pike County 44 acres +/- Hardin TWP. Secluded all timber farm excellent for deer and turkey hunting.

Brown County 60 acres +/- Elkhorn Twp. Secluded hunting farm with 23 acres tillable providing good income. Calhoun County 390 acres +/- Bellview TWP. Very well managed big timber hunting farm with 2 homes. Hancock County 375 acres +/- Wilcox TWP. Fantastic hunting farm with 120 acres tillable earning great income. Big bucks & black soil!! Pike County 534 acres +/- Pleasant Vale TWP. Large recreational farm with fantastic log home and incredible hunting with income. Pike County 363 acres +/- Barry TWP. Big timber hunting farm with narrow ridge top fields, abundant wildlife. Pike County 303 acres +/- Spring Creek TWP. Fantastic recreational farm with 2 lakes, big timber, & 164 acres tillable! Pike County 167 acres +/-Martinsburg and Pleasant Hill TWP. Big timber hunting farm with good CRP income and nice lake. Pike County 156 acres +/- Pleasant Hill TWP. Awesome hunting farm with 76 ac. of tillable/CRP, 3BR 2BA cabin style home overlooking a 7 acre lake! Pike County 102 acres +/- New Salem TWP. Investment farm composed of 90 acres CRP that could easily be converted to tillable acres. Pike County 92 acres +/- Flint TWP. Excellent hunting farm with 24 tillable, creek, spring, big timber, huge bucks!! PRICE REDUCED-Pike County 50 acres +/- Perry TWP. Beautiful horse farm with nice family home, in ground pool and 80’x160’ barn with riding rink!! Pike County 40 acres +/- Newburg TWP. Nice farm located on the east edge of Pittsfield, half tillable and half timber. Serviced by City water and gas. Pike County 40 acres +/- Pleasant Vale TWP-Awesome hunting farm including 3BR, 3BA brick home, smaller home & workshop. Great secluded, quiet setting! Pike County 34 acres +/- Barry TWP. All timber hunting farm and high deer density area. Pike County 31 acres +/- Spring Creek TWP. Great hunting farm with mobile home. Big timber hunting. Pike County 22 acres +/- Martinsburg TWP. Great farm with all timber, along Honey Creek. Excellent deer and turkey hunting. Schuyler County-187 acres +/- Birmingham TWP. PRICED TO SELL! Nice hunting farm enrolled in the CREP program. Over $18,000 income in 2014. Scott County 80 acres +/- Bloomfield TWP. Big timber hunting farm overlooking the Illinois River bottom. PRICE REDUCED-Scott County 84.5 acres +/- Glasgow TWP. Very nice recreational farm with good timber and excellent deer and turkey hunting. MISSOURI PROPERTIES NEW LISTING-Louisiana-418 Mansion St.-Large older home in need of repairs. Good rental property. Lewis County 10 acres +/- . Rare small acreage timber tract, great for hunting or building location. PRICE REDUCED-Scotland County 121 acres +/-Vest TWP. Beautiful investment farm with 97.5 acres tillable. Great income.

PENDING & RECENTLY SOLD PROPERTIES SALE PENDING-Griggsville-116 W. Liberty-2 story family home with large yard and close to school. $60’s. SALE PENDING-New Salem-302 Bennett-Nice 3BR 2BA two story home with 1 car garage located in a country like setting. $70’s. SALE PENDING-Barry-28580 272nd Ave.-Very nice 3BR home with machine shed sitting on 2 acres +/- in a great country setting. SALE PENDING-Pittsfield-120 W. Fayette-Dock height warehouse with living quarters.

SOLD -Pittsfield-Nice commercial property located in the Pittsfield business district. SALE PENDING-Pike County 64 acres +/- Derry TWP. Nice deer hunting farm with 12 acres tillable. SALE PENDING-Pike County 100 acres +/- Derry TWP. Beautiful hunting farm with nice mix of tillable and 2 ponds. SALE PENDING-Pike County 117.25 acres +/- Derry TWP. Big timber hunting farm and high deer density area.

SALE PENDING-NEW LISTING-Pike County 40 acres +/- Pleasant Hill Twp. Small hunting farm with big timber and older house. SALE PENDING-Adams County 33 acres +/- Payson TWP. Tillable/investment farm with excellent income. In cooperation with Sullivan Auctioneers. SALE PENDING-Pike County 14 acres +/- Spring Creek TWP. 100% creek bottom tillable. Great investment farm with 13 tillable acres.

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Quality , cityfor water and septic, loft, 16’ ceilings, lots of $249,900 Jeff Evans storage space-- Contact PRICE REDUCED $79,500 - Contact Kirk Gilbert Pike County 1 ac m/l with 2 bed, 1 bath fully furnished home, large Quonset hut and optional 160 ac lease available on 2 mileILcreek. $49,900 Pike County, - 46.5 ac m/l with home. timber, tillable fields, established food plot, creek, Pike County, IL - 8thickets. ac m/l with natural gas, mile from Illinois river, white -oak and walnut pond, bedding 7 tillable,water 38 acand timber - PRICE REDUCED $249,500 Contact trees, and turkey - $52,900 - Contact Kirk Gilbert Kirkdeer Gilbert Pike County, IL - 46 ac m/l. big timbered ridges, deep ravines, brush, creek bottom, creek, deer sign everywhere, building sites, deer and turkey - SOLD - Contact Kirk Gilbert Pike County, IL - 53.4 acwith m/lhome. with cabin, Township, 13.7 CRP, 12 acres Pike County, IL - 46.5 ac m/l timber, Pittsfi tillableeld fields, established foodacres plot, creek, pond, b 38 ac alfalfa, nice REDUCED pond, springs, timber- Contact and brush, of a kind property, PRICE REDUCED timber - PRICE $249,500 Kirkone Gilbert $289,000 Jeffwith Evans Pike County, IL- -Contact 151 ac m/l home. “Dutch Creek” area, 126 acs timber, 25 acs tillable, pond, food plots, turn key, big bucks and turkey - $825,000 - Contact Kirk Gilbert Pike County, IL - 165 m/l.Township Dead end road system, pond, creekhunting bottoms,farm, funnels, timber, food Pike County, IL - ac Barry - 80 access, ac - 21trail acres tillable, great secluded plot locations, big buck25hunting, -Contact Kirk Gilbert access, adjoining acre lease, $3850/acre - Contact Jeff Evans Calhoun, IL - 68 ac m/l, 3 acres food plots with balance in timber and brush, creek, trail system throughout, electric and water, nice building sites, big bucks and good turkey numbers, Contact Jeff Evans Pike County, IL ac - 80 acwith m/l log with mobile home,Township, Martinsburg 2 bdrm,and 1 bath, 29beautiful acres Pike County, IL - 13 m/l home, Griggsville 3200Twnshp, sq ft. 3 bedroom 3 bath, tillable, 7 acres CRP,front great niceloft, property, $320,000 Jeff2Evans kitchen, stone fi replace, andhunting, back porch, 24x40 metal building,- Contact county water, acre stocked pond, great hunting for a small tract, - Contact Jeff Evans Pike County, IL - County, Fairmount Township, 242- 80 ac m/l 2 homes, partially finished custom Pike County, IL - Pike IL - Barry Township ac -with 21 acres tillable,1great hunting farm, secluded access, 25 acre lease home, - Contact Evans home adjoining and 1 manufactured 71Jeff acres CRP, awesome hunting, call for more details, Pike county 68 acres, 50 acres $1,383,300 - Contact Jeff tillable, Evans barn, electric and rural water available. $374,000 Pike County 88 m/l with 3 bed, 1 bath home, basement/gameroom. 10 acs tillable, 19 crp, 59 timber, total yearly incomeCounty, of $4,597.00 Asking $325,000 Schuyler IL - 99 ac m/l, 12 acres tillable, balance in timber, brush and creek, awePike County, IL - Fairmount Township, 242 ac m/l with 2 homes, 1 partially finished custom home and 1 some hunting, dead end road, 10 minutes NE ofcall Rushville. - Contact Jeff Evans manufactured home, 71 acres CRP, awesome hunting, for more $2875/acre details - Contact Jeff Evans


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Area squads full of spirit; ready to cheer on their teams

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Cheering for the Tornadoes this season are, front row, left to right: Francesca Craven, Jodi Finney, Kelsey Whitaker, Allyson Bingham, Haelee Harris, Marissa Downey. Standing, left to right: Ashley Miller, Shannon Mountain, Makenzie Flowers, Peyton Bonds, Kallie Goewey, Hope Scott, Alexa Shoemaker, Cami Ring.

Cheering for the Saukees this basketball season are, front row, left to right: captains, Katie Zumwalt, Hailey Daniel, Madalene Davis. Second row, left to right: Brenlee Damon, Samantha Clostermery, Taylor Carter, Allison Butler, Bella Curless. Back row, left to right: Hannah Hayden, Elizabeth Little, Kaitlyn Place, Julia Turnbaugh and Cheyenne Alred.

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Cheering for the Western Wildcats this season are, front row, left to right: Hannah Koeller, Jessica Grammer, Brooklyn Peile, Ashlyn Constable, Kriston Smith, Ashley Ayo. Second row, left to right: Mackenzie Phillip, Cassidy Ruble, Rachel Snyder, Presley Fee, Jordan Brown, Sierra Schafer, Peyton Kuntz.

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Cheering for the Wolves this season will be front row, left to right: Tiffany Hughes, Taylor Knight, MaKayla Morton. Second row, left to right: Angel Rose, Rebekah Mowen and Carley White.

Saukee Open Full Mat Friday On Friday, Dece. 27, the Saukee Youth Wrestling Club hosted its annual Full Mat Friday tournament. A total of 225 wrestlers, including the young Saukees, as well as grapplers from Quincy, Jacksonville, Chatham, Auburn, West Hancock, Macomb, Carthage, Camp Point, Carlinville, Vandalia, Riverton, Argenta, PORTA, Bethalto, Lincoln, and Murphysboro in Illinois; Hannibal and Highland in Missouri; and Columbus, Indiana. Hannibal won the team trophy competition, with Vandalia following close behind. Gage Lopez of Auburn recorded a 7-second pin and won the fastest pin award.   The club’s annual Spirit Basket

Raffle was held during the tournament, and the following individuals won baskets and prizes: Jean Flint, Marlana Howard, Billy Walston, Diana Phillips, Scott Shaw, Kay Miller, William Guffey, Deb Landacre, Nikki Mountain, Bill Aiken, and Gayle Johnson.   Individual results for the Saukee Youth Wrestling Club were:   6 & Under Owen Shaw 1st place Beau Nash 2nd place Westin Leonard 2nd place Luke Archer 3rd place Kyslyn Nash 4th place   7-8 Years Old Noah Alger 1st place

Aaron Shaw 1st place Cole Walston 1st place Rebecca Neupauer 2nd place Aiden Conley 3rd place Jaron White 3rd place Jesse Place 3rd place Eli Leonard 3rd place Reiken Howard 3rd place JT Walston 4th place Rory Phillips 4th place Jake Robinson 4th place 9-10 Years Old Mason Davis 1st place Garrett Toelke 2nd place Will Carsey 3rd place Grayson Cook 4th place   11-12 Years Old Zane Phillips 1st place Noah Petty 1st place

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Fun New Year's Eve activities for adults and children alike New Year's Eve is one of the most festive nights of the year, when friends and families gather to count down the waning moments of the year as they anticipate the fun times ahead in the year to come. While adults tend to look forward to New Year's Eve festivities more than children, there are ways parents can ring in the New Year with their kids. n Invite kids into the kitchen. New Year's Eve festivities often include food, so why not invite youngsters into the kitchen to cook alongside you? Kids may not be interested in preparing the main course, but let youngsters get involved when baking the night's more delectable treats, like cookies and cakes. Little ones can choose their favorite treats and then help Mom and Dad prepare those treats for guests coming over to join in the festivities. Decorate cakes and cookies with a New Year's Eve theme. n Pick funny resolutions out of a hat. New Year's resolutions are a big

part of the holiday, and families who want to add some fun to this tradition can sit down and write their own funny resolutions. Keep the resolutions you write down to yourself, place each person's ideas in a hat and then pick them out before the kids go to bed or right after the clock strikes midnight, whichever happens to come first. n Make a New Year's pinata. Many people love to watch the ball drop from Time's Square in New York City on New Year's Eve. Celebrants can bring a taste of this beloved tradition into their own homes come New Year's Eve by creating a pinata that looks exactly like the ball in Time's Square. Fill the ball with treats and games for youngsters, who can take chances trying to break the pinata once the clock strikes midnight or earlier if they aren't likely to still be awake by the time the new year begins. n Make predictions for the year to come. Another fun and wholesome New Year's Eve activity parents can

enjoy with their children is making predictions for the year to come. Ask young sports fans to predict which teams will win championships in their respective leagues while encouraging other youngsters to share their predictions on awards shows or other popular social events for the coming year. Younger kids might not be able to make such specific predictions, so ask them to write down what they hope to see happen in the new year. n Ring in the new year under the stars. Families who live in warm climates might want to forgo television countdowns in favor of spending the final hours of the year under the stars. A New Year's Eve camping trip is a great way for families to bond and spend time together at the end of what is often a hectic time of year. Instead of hoisting champagne or sparkling cider at the stroke of midnight, share some s'mores and hot chocolate around the campfire as everyone gazes up at the stars.

These resolutions can save you money

New Year's resolutions are a tradition that many embrace but few stick with as the year progresses. The most successful resolutions are often those that make the most positive impacts on peoples' lives, such as improving their overall health or altering their career paths. Resolutions that save men and women money also are likely to prove successful.Though saving money might not be the primary goal of many resolutions, savings can be an added benefit for those who resolve to make the following changes. n Quit smoking. Many people resolve to quit smoking to improve their overall health, as smoking has been linked to a number of health problems, including cancer. But quitting smoking also benefits your bottom line. Smokers who smoke a pack of cigarettes each day can expect to spend several thousand dollars a year on their habits.The cost of a pack of cigarettes depends on where a smoker lives, but a smoker who pays $10 per pack and smokes one pack each day will spend $3,650 in a year. Quitting smoking can put that money back in your pocket, potentially lower your insurance costs (the National

Association of Health Underwriters estimates that smokers will spend 50 percent more on life insurance policies than nonsmokers) and improve your overall health considerably. n Eat right and exercise. Making exercise a part of your weekly routine is another way to save money over the long haul. According to the National Association of Health Underwriters, men and women who combine a healthy diet with exercise three times per week can decrease their prescription medications costs by 70 percent and their overall medical costs by 30 percent. Exercise greatly reduces a person's risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease. Each of those conditions is not only unhealthy but costly as well. But each also is largely preventable when men and women adhere to a healthy diet and exercise regularly. n Eliminate debt. Debt costs money, and research has shown that debt can negatively affect quality of life. The longer men and women carry balances on their credit cards, the more interest they're paying on those debts. The dawn of a new year marks a great time to resolve your debt

issues. If your debts are substantial, contact your creditors to discuss a payment plan that may help lower your obligations. Some credit card companies are willing to work with cardholders who are overwhelmed by their debts. Such companies may devise payment schedules that keep interest from accruing on existing debts so long as cardholders make predetermined minimum payments on time each month. n Start saving more money. Resolving to set more money aside for savings can save men and women money over the long haul. When they have more money in savings accounts, men and women are more capable of handling emergencies or other unforeseen expenses on their own rather than relying on credit cards or lenders to help them make it through rough patches. Credit cards or bank loans come with interest charges, which will only make emergencies more expensive. If you are in a position to handle such emergencies on your own, then you won't feel the financial pinch like you would if you needed to borrow or take on debt to handle such situations.

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Local Country Financial representative earns CFP® designation County Financial Representative Jon P. Fesler of Barry has earned the Certified Financial Planner™ designation from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. The CFP® program provides professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to assess a client’s current financial status, identify problem areas and recommend solutions. During the program, professionals receive information about financial services and planning. It also provides an understanding of the financial planning process, tax planning, employee benefits and retirement planning, estate planning, investment management and insurance. Candidates for CFP® certification must complete a prescribed program of study and examinations plus fulfill experience and ethical requirements. Fesler became a financial representative with COUNTRY in 2001. During his career, Fesler has been named an All American two times. This recognition is awarded annually for outstanding sales and service. Fesler serves clients in Illinois and Missouri from his COUNTRY office at 1301 E Washington St in Pittsfield.



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

Not Just A Few Selected Models:

EVERY NEW & USED VEHICLE IN OUR GIANT INVENTORY WILL BE SALE PRICED Û NO PRICE LEADERS Û NO GIMMICKS Û NO VEHICLES WITHHELD Every vehicle will be clearly marked so No Negotiations Will Be Necessary. You will be able to buy the vehicle of your choice at a price you never thought possible. Space does not permit us to list our entire inventory so prices will not be advertised. If you ever wanted to save money on your purchase, you need to take that short drive to Westown Ford • Lincoln.

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What If I’m A Little Short Of Cash?

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Special appraisers will be on hand to make sure you get top dollar for your trade-in. Please bring your title or payment book.

What If I Owe Too Much On My Trade?

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Your trade-in may never be worth more than it is this weekend at Westown Ford • Lincoln in Jacksonville. We promise that no matter how much you own on your tradein, when we make you a deal we will pay off 100% of the balance.

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Public Notice

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

APARTMENTS FOR RENT Pike County Housing Authority is accepting applications for our income-based apartments for rent in Barry, Baylis, Griggsville, Perry, New Canton, Pittsfield, and Pleasant Hill. 1-4 Bedrooms available. Please call 217-335-2616 or apply online at Singles, Disabled, Elderly, and Families welcome.

HELP WANTED Delivery driver and warehouse laborer for local company. 50 hours per week required. CDL required. Competitive wages and benefits package included.

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The City of Pittsfield is taking bids on a new Tornado Warning Siren. A copy of the specs may be picked up at Pittsfield City Hall, 215 N. Monroe St., Pittsfield IL 62363 weekdays between 8:30-4:30. Bids will be accepted until January 17, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. Bids will be opened at this time. The City of Pittsfield reserves the right to refuse any and all bids.

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DAVID SCRIBNER and MARIAN SCRIBNER, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 6, 2013, the Pike County Sheriff or his designated representative will at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 31, 2014, in the lower courtroom of the Pike County Courthouse located at 100 East Washington Street, Pittsfield, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash as set forth below, the following described real estate: The North One-half of Lots 1 and 2 in Block 28 in Johnson’s Addition to the Town of Griggsville, situated in the County of Pike and in the State of Illinois. Except all coal and other minerals underlying said lands, together with the right to mine and remove same. Commonly known as: 401 South Federal Street Griggsville, IL 62340

is $0.00 for a judgment amount of $60,412.20 Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 10% down by certified funds at the time of the sale, and pay the 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 any prior mortgages of record, 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. For information: Contact Patty McIntosh, Health and Wellness Foundation of Pike County, 217-285-6080. ILLINI COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION, d/b/a HEALTH AND WELLNESS FOUNDATION OF PIKE COUNTY, Plaintiff By: J. Randall Cox, #6206731 Feldman, Wasser, Draper & Cox 1307 South Seventh Street PO Box 2418 Springfield, IL 62705 217-544-3403

The judgment amount as to Count I is $60,412.20 and as to Count II

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Public Notice is hereby given that on December 26, 2013, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Pike County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Durall Consulting Services, located at 1201 Lowry St., Pittsfield, IL, 62363.


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Notice to Bidders Bids will be received until; 4:00 PM Central Standard Daylight Time on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Pike County Health Department, 113 East Jefferson Street, Pittsfield, Illinois 62363 for the remodel construction of the Pike County Health Department Remodel Phase II project. The work will be completed in the Pike County Dental Clinic, and located at 606 West Adams Street, in Pittsfield, Illinois. Contractors shall submit bids with references for all work under one contract, and list sub contractors. The Owner, Pike County Health Department reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive irregularities. Final contract will be awarded by the Pike County Health Department after the bids are received and reviewed. The project consists of remodeling the South Half of the existing Pike County Dental Clinic building in order to convert it into a public health clinic which will be operated by the Pike County Health Department. Work involved will include, (but not limited to):

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 2009-00116 TO: SANDRA K. CARLTON, GERALD W. CARLTON, PIKE COUNTY CLERK, OCCUPANT, PERSON OR PARTIES INTERESTED IN SAID PROPERTY. UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PARTIES INTERESTED IN SAID PROPERTY. Case number:13TX47 File date: Sep 16, 2013 County: PIKE Sale Date: 2/17/2011 Certificate No: 2009-00116 Sold For General Taxes: 2009 Special Assessments: N/A Warrant Number: N/A Inst No: N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property location: 1164 Bainbridge Barry, IL 62312 Legal or Permanent Index Number: 46-046-09 This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a Tax Deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 1/7/2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County at the Courthouse on Jan 31, 2014 9:30AM. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 1/7/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Pike County at the County Building located at 100 E Washington Street Pittsfield, IL 62363. For further information contact the County Clerk. 217-285-6812. FRED SMITHSON PETITIONER 12.18.13, 12.25, 1.1.14

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Misc moving of Interior walls Misc Construction of new walls Patch, Repair, and Paint Walls, ceilings, floors, etc Misc Door Hardware Plumbing Work for Dental Equipment per equipment manufactures specifications Electrical Work for per 2011 NEC Code PrevailiNg Wage 1. All Contracts for the Construction of Public Works are subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/1-12). 2. The Contractor shall not pay less than the prevailing rates of wages to all laborers, Workmen, and mechanics performing work under this contract, and shall comply With the requirements of the Illinois Wages of Employees on Public Works Act (820 ILCS 130/1-12). 3. This contract calls for the construction of a “public work,” within the meaning of the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act, 820 ILCS 130/.01 et seq. (“the Act”). The Act requires contractors and subcontractors to pay Laborers, workers and mechanics performing services on public works projects no less than the current “Prevailing rate of wages” (hourly cash wages plus amount for fringe benefits) in the county where the Work is performed. The Department publishes the prevailing wage rates on its website at The Department revises the prevailing wage rates and the Contractor/subcontractor has an obligation to check the Department’s web site for revisions to Prevailing wage rates. For information regarding current prevailing wage rates, please refer to the Illinois Department of Labor’s website. All contractors and subcontractors rendering services under this Contract must comply with all requirements of the Act, including but not limited to, all wage Requirements and notice and record keeping duties. There will be a contractors meeting and walk through on Thursday January 9th 2014 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM at the Pike County Dental Clinic at 606 West Adams Street, Pittsfield, Illinois 62363. Interested Bidders may contact the Architect: Stock Design-Architecture, 307 North 36th Street, Suite 111, Quincy, Illinois 62301. Phone 217-223-1795 Fax 217223-2357 for plans and specifications. A non-refundable deposit of $35.00 per set is required. Plans Available December 16, 2013. December 16, 2013 Board of Health Pike County Health Department 113 East Jefferson Street Pittsfield, Illinois 62363 12.25.13, 1,1.14

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THORNHILL AUCTION Due to failing health the following will be sold at public auction on: Saturday January 4, 2014 • Beginning at 10:30 a.m. SALE SITE: #19899 Highway M, Curryville, MO 63339 DIRECTIONS: From Bowling Green take U.S. Highway 54 West 5 miles to Curryville turn left on route M and go approximately 4 miles to the brick home on the left. TRACTOR: John Deere 2520 gas tractor with power steering and wide front end, sells with a John Deere #36A hydraulic front end loader FARM, LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT, TRAILER & HAY: Like new 3pt. 6’ Frontier RC 2072 rotary mower; 3 pt. 8’ Massey disk; New John Deere 3 pt. 3 bottom plow; John Deere 3 pt. bale spear; Dirt scoop, 3 pt. 3 pt. carry all; 16’ Flatbed trailer with ramps, with title; Good 16’ flat bed wagon with hoist; Misc. livestock water tanks; Bunk feeder; 2 large round bales of hay, net wrapped; 20-30 square bales of hay, (mixed grass); 16’ metal gate; Several steel post; Misc. lumber 2 x 6 & 2 x 4s FOUR-WHEELER: Kawasaki 300 Bayou four-wheeler (needs battery) TOOLS: 2 – 18 volt DeWalt cordless drills; Skil 2 ¼” HP circular saws Husqvarna chainsaw; Port-a-power; Portable air compressor; Misc. electric shop tools; Craftsman floor model tool chest on castors; Log chains; Come-a-long; Lot of nuts, bolts & screws; 10’ Fiberglass ladder; Rakes, shovels etc.; Bottle Jacks FIREARMS: Brand new Hi-point 40 MM rifle in box; Remington model 1100 12 gauge vent rib, automatic ; Ruger 223 mini 14 with 3 x 9 scope; Brand new Mossberg 4-10 pump 2 3/4” & 3” shells; Browning Lite 20 gold trigger automatic 20 gauge vent rib; Mossberg 243 with Bushnell 3x9x50 adjustable scope; Savage 30-06 rotary mag with 3x9 Lazer scope; Remington Model 10 Sportsman 12 gauge automatic; New Haven Arms Co. 4-10 bolt action 3” shells; AK-47 with 4 magazines, thumb hole stock MAC 90 ,pre 1964; Marlin model 336 30-30 gold trigger; Stevens 12 gauge pump 3” with poly choke 1966; Winchester model 190 22 caliber S-L-LR; Ruger 22 automatic with case; Hopkins/Allen Safety Police 38 short; Brand new Hi point 380; Smith & Wesson 99 with extra grips and magazine; Smith & Wesson 9 mm model 908 with case and two clips; Smith & Wesson 9 mm model 915 new in box; Thunder 380 Bersa with belt holster, new; Hi point 9mm Luger new in box, Smith & Wesson model 915, 9 mm with high capacity magazine

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BODY ARMOR, AMMO & MISC. FIREARM SUPPLIES: Class 3 body armor; Several ammo clips; 40 rounds 30-06 tracer bullets; 243 Ammo; 762 Ammo ; 700 rounds Wolf 223 Ammo; Winchester 110 grain 357; Hornaday 45-70 (1 box); 360 rounds Remington 223; 85 rounds Winchester SuperX 12 gauge buck shot; 80 rounds 762 x 39 full metal jackets; 2 boxes of 38 Specials; 2 boxes of 357 Winchester/Remington; 50 rounds 38 Special; 3 boxes 354 hollow points; 50 rounds 380 personal protection; 300 40 caliber 165 grain; 3 police holsters (fit 9mm- 45 caliber); 3 – Hi point 9 mm or 380 clips; Smith & Wesson 40 high capacity 15 round clip; 2 Universal 15 round high capacity magazines; Smith & Wesson 11 round magazine; 2 Smith & Wesson 40 10 round magazine; Universal 22 – 45 magazine loader; Universal 22 – 45 20 round per clip speed loader. OWNER: JEAN A. PLEUS ______________________________________________________ AUCTIONEERS DAVID THORNHILL DUSTY THORNHILL BILL UNSELL 314-393-7241 314-393- 4726 573-470-0037 Lunch will be served. All buyers will be photographed. Terms: Cash or Good Check with Current Photo I.D. Owner & Auction personnel not responsible for accidents day of sale! Announcements made day of sale take precedence over any advertisement! Troy Office: 636-366-4206. For full listing – www.thornhillauction.

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