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Cody Garrett was one of more than 100 volunteers who worked at Cody Hobson’s home trying to help the family salvage items from their home that was destroyed by an F1 tornado Saturday afternoon. Cody and Holly Hobson’s mobile home was completely destroyed but volunteers walked the surrounding area and were able to find undamaged items. One volunteer found a little girl’s dress, still on the hanger, perfectly clean, hanging in a tree several hundred yard away. A brand new loaf of bread, unscathed was in the yard.

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Tornado damages three homes By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Darla Hobson was just getting ready to leave her Valley City home and deliver ice cream to her granddaughter’s birthday party, when she heard a strange noise. “It wasn’t like a freight train or anything like that,” Hobson said. “It was just a strange noise.” Hobson said she went to the door to see what was going on and when she did saw her son’s garage roof fly by. “I knew then what it was,” she said.

“We don’t have a basement but even if we had, we wouldn’t have had time to get in it. It was just here.”

Darlene Hobson “But I couldn’t get the door closed and the wind started knocking me and all of our furniture around. Greg grabbed me and pulled me away from the door just as a chair flew by.” Hobson said the event was chaotic and scary. “Greg was able to get ahold of me and drag me into the hall way,” she said. “But I still got knocked around and hit with furniture. I’m sore and bruised.” The Hobsons and their two sons, who live on either side of her, suffered substantial damage Saturday afternoon when an a high end, F1, tornado touched down in their neigborhood, at the north edge of Valley City. The storm hit just after 2 p.m. The National Weather Service estimates wind speeds of 110 miles per hour. “I never got any warning on my weather radio or my phone or anything,” Hobson said. “We don’t have a basement but even if we had, we wouldn’t have had time to get in it. It was just here. I said I thought it lasted several days, but they are telling me it was less than five minutes.”

The damage was devastating to Cody and Holly Hobson’s mobile home. Only one outside wall remained in tact. The north end and two-thirds of the east side of the home are completely gone as well as the entire roof. “We were having a birthday party for our daughter at the Griggsville Fire House,” Cody Hobson said. “It’s a good thing we weren’t home.” Several of his sheds were damaged, along with the family’s swimming pool and camper. Darla and Greg Hobson’s home also suffered major damage. “It blew out windows and the back wall,” Darla Hobson said. “I had a built in microwave and it sucked it out of the wall. All of my pots, pans and baking dishes are out in the yard somewhere. We have found some stuff north of the house, south of the house, east and west. It is just crazy.” Hobson said the storm blew the family’s boat and trailer several feet. “It just rolled it across the yard,” she said. “It finally ended up where our garden was with the trailer in the boat but the boat is upright. None of it makes any sense.” According to Darla Hobson, their son Brandon and his wife Stephanie and their children live on the north side of their parents home. “It blew out all of the windows in their house and vehicles,” she said. “I’ve been told if I hadn’t opened the door, we probably would have lost our house, but instead the wind blew through it.” Almost as soon as the wind stopped, a call from family friends went out and nearly immediately friends and family showed up to assist all the Hobsons. “One of Cody’s friends put on Facebook anybody with a box trailer please come to Valley City,” Darla Hobson said. “Before you knew it there must have been a hundred of people here with trailers of all kinds. People were walking the woods and the yards looking for stuff. They found some of my cooking stuff.” There was no rain accompanying the storm, so most items could be (See, TORNADO, A2)

Pike County Board reorganizes By MICHAEL BOREN Pike Press The Pike County Board met Monday night at the courthouse to reorganize after the November election. Andy Borrowman was unanimously re-elected chairman and Mark Mountain was also elected unanimously to the position of vice-chairman. Borrowman has been chairman of the Pike County Board since December, 2010, and Mountain has served on the board previously and been vice chairman 2006 to 2010. The newly-organized board then appointed Mark Sprague of New Canton to replace Bryce Gleckler who had resigned after being elected Pike County Circuit

Clerk in November. This board, like the previous board, is all Republican, with all members living outside the city limits of Pittsfield. The board will continue to meet on the fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the upstairs courtroom of the Pike County courthouse, although the next meeting will be Wednesday evening, Dec. 26 because of the Christmas holiday. The board voted to appoint newly-elected County Clerk Natalie Roseberry as the county Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) agent. Chairman Borrowman distributed lists of the chairmen and members of the (See, BOARD, A2)

7RUQDGRJHWVLWVVWDUWLQ3OHDVDQW+LOO By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press The F1 tornado that touched down in Valley City Saturday afternoon, actually formed in Pleasant Hill. “The National Weather Service is calling it a F0 Tornado in Pleasant Hill, “ Josh Martin, Emergency Management Director, said. “By the time it got to Valley City, it had increased to a top end F1.” Martin said the National Weather Service staff was in Pike County Sunday from about 9 a.m. until 4:30 checking out the damages and taking data. Sheriff David Greenwood said the Pike County Sheriff’s Department began receiving calls of funnel clouds north of Pleasant Hill traveling in a northeasterly direction. “Further reports from citizens, deputies and trained storm spotters advised the storm was continuing in a northeasterly direction where funnel clouds and tornados on the ground were spotted between Pittsfield and Detroit,” Greenwood said. “The reports continued, which placed the storm at the Griggsville /Valley City area.” Martin said he followed the storm out of Pleasant Hill and never could confirm a place where it touched town. The NWS estimates wind speeds while the storm was in Pleasant Hill and Nebo areas was approximately 85 miles per hour. By the time it reached Valley City, wind speeds were an estimated 110 m.p.h. “I took County Highway 14 from Detroit to Griggsville and just as I approached County Highway 2, the one that runs from Griggsville to Valley City and started getting rain. As soon as I pulled onto County Highway 2, I started getting hail.” Martin said the rain stayed on the southeast side of the storm, while the north west side hit Valley City, explains why there was no rain reported. He said in addition to the damage

to the Hobsons’ property, several big trees were down, just north of Hobsons’, toward the pump station. “Some are snapped off right in half,” he said. “And some are pretty big ones.” County Highway crews were removing them throughout the weekend and Monday. Damage in Pleasant Hill was not as widespread as in Valley City. Some sheds were reported damaged and at least one house reported moderate damage. Most all damages were north and north- east of Pleasant Hill. Auctioneer Brian Curless, who holds a consignment auction at the Griggsville Fair Grounds each year, was having the annual event Saturday. “There had been a 100 percent chance of rain all week,” Curless said. “I was really worried about it, but Saturday morning the sun came out and it was nice.” Curless said he was down to the final three items of the sale when the wind started picking up. “I had just said Sold on the last item when it opened up with rain and hail,” he said. “There were probably 100 people left there. One of my helpers, Bill Irwin, got a really good picture of the funnel cloud as it moved east of us. We were really fortunate to get the sale in.” Other pockets of damage were reported. A house near Newburg Corner lost a roof and had an RV tip over, a structure on Ill.107, south of Griggsville was destroyed and hail damage was reported in Griggsville in several places. Pike County Highway Department was back on scene on County Highway 21 in Valley City to continue tree removal from the road side. Agencies that responded to the impacts include: Pike County Emergency Management Agency, Pike County Sheriff’s Department, Griggsville Fire Department, Pike County Highway Department, Ameren Illinois, American Red Cross, MABAS Division 67.

Pike County history made on Illinois statehood day By MICHAEL BOREN Pike Press On Dec. 3, 2018, the 200th anniversary of Illinois becoming a state, history was made in the Pike County courthouse, as five Republican office holders were sworn in. These GOP office holders, along with State’s Attorney Zachary Boren, and the nine members of the Pike County Board (five who were sworn in later in the day) are all members of the Republican Party. This marks the first time in the history of Pike County (at least since 1850 when Pike established a county board) that all elected members of the county government are from the same party. (See, HISTORY, A3) Michael Boren/Pike Press

Retired Pike County Circuit Judge Mike Roseberry had the honor of giving the oath of office to his daughter, Natalie Roseberry, as the new Pike County Clerk. She becomes the first woman and only the third Republican to ever hold that office.


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A shed was destroyed near Pleasant Hill Saturday afternoon. It is believed the tornado started in the Pleasant Hill area and headed north east gathering strength as it went. Several sheds were detroyed/damaged in the Pleasant Hill area and at least one home lost a roof.

(Continued from A1) removed and taken elsewhere for storage. Casey’s in Griggsville donated pizza and water for the workers and individuals showed up with coffee, water and food. Other individuals have donated food, coffee and hot chocolate since the incident. “We appreciate everything everybody

has done. We are truly blessed by our friends and family. I know we will never get all of our stuff back,� Darla Hobson said. “But I am so thankful that my family is alright. We have a lot of guardian angels in heaven and they were all looking out for us Saturday.�

7LPHOLQHRI6DWXUGD\¡VWRUQDGR 6$785'$<'(& QSP. Pike County 911 notified a sheriff deputyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s located in Pleasant Hill of a report of a tornado between Pleasant Hill and Nebo believed to be headed towards Nebo. Q  SP Josh Martin, Pike County EMA director, responds from Nebo headed west towards Pleasant Hill to verify and confirm. Pike County 911 advised of Pike EMA response. Q  SP Pike County EMA spotted tornado on the ground approximately three miles north of Nebo crossing County Highway 7. Pike County 911 notified via radio and phone from Pike EMA director. Shortly after crossing County Highway 7 the tornado raised and remained a funnel cloud for some time with strong rotation noted. A Pike County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deputy advised he was north of the storm and also had a visual. Pike County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department and Pike County EMA was following the storm and would continue to provide updates. Q  SP Outdoor warning sirens were activated in Milton and Pittsfield as the direction of travel was uncertain at that moment. East Pike and Pittsfield Fire Department radios were activated and warned of the incoming storm. Pursuit was maintained by Pike EMA and Pike Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department. Q SP The National Weather Service in St. Louis issued a severe thunderstorm warning for western portions of Pike County including Rockport and New Canton area. Notification had been attempted to the NWS in St. Louis to report the confirmed tornado without success. QSP Pike County EMA observed the funnel cloud north of Time, south of State Highway 106 traveling North/Northeast Q  SP Griggsville and Perry outdoor weather sirens were activated and Griggsville and North Pike Fire Department radios were activated to warn of the incoming storm. Q  SP Pike County EMA advised the funnel cloud was still visible with unknown ground debris due to tree obscuring view located north of Interstate 72 just east of County Highway 14. Q  SP Pike County EMA arrived in Valley City with visible structural damage found to three residences and power line across the roadway and several trees down across County Highway 21.

Q  SP Pike County Highway Department made contact with Pike County EMA and advised crews were being dispatched to Valley City location to assist with debris removal. Q SPPhone contact was made with Pike County 911 to advise of situation in Valley City due to initial loss of radio communication and no cell phone service. QSP. Ameren notified to respond for power lines down and natural gas odor in the area. Q SP American Red Cross notified to respond for damage assessment and assistance to victims. Q SP Initial report was given to Illinois Emergency Management Agency and notified there was no immediate life safety threats and could probably handle with local resources. Q  SP American Red Cross arrived on scene and began damage assessment and process to help victims. Â&#x2021;SP$OOHPHUJHQF\UHVRXUFHVFOHDUHGWKH scene for the night. 681'$<'(& Q DP NWS St. Louis survey team on scene to survey damage in Valley City. QDP NWS St. Louis survey team cleared Valley City and headed to Meredosia to assist NWS Lincoln office with survey in Meredosia. QSPNWS St. Louis was notified of damage around rural Pleasant Hill area and began survey of that area. 3UHOLPLQDU\ WRUQDGR VXUYH\ ILQGLQJV IRU 3LNH&RXQW\ORFDWLRQV Q Pleasant Hill Location # 1 EF0 rating 85 mph wind speeds damage path 1/10 mile long 35 yards wide location 130 Ave., approximately one mile east of Pleasant Hill. Q Pleasant Hill location # 2 EF1 rating 98 mph wind speeds damage path .08 miles long 35 yards wide Location 140 Ave approximately ½ mile west of 371st St. Q Pleasant Hill location # 3 EF0 rating 85 mph wind speed damage path .03 miles long 35 yds wide. Q Valley City location Top End EF1 rating 110 mph wind speeds damage path 6/10 of a mile 110 yards wide. Location approximately 1.5 miles north of Valley City on County Highway 21.

The Pittsfield Public Library is sponsoring a Giving Tree for senior citizens. The tree will be up from Nov. 19 through Dec. 17. There are 30 tags to be filled so please help these most deserving seniors. When taking a tag from the tree, please take the tag to the counter,so we

can get your name and tag number. If anyone would like to leave a monetary donation, the library staff will pick a gift for you. A list of gift suggestions is available at the library. For more information contact, 217-285-2200. Western Girls Basketball will be doing a toy drive/fundraiser for Pike Co Toys for Tots Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. vs West Hancock. Free admission with an unwrapped gift or

Places to meet Santa Dec. 8 Santa at William Watson from 1-2; courtyard, 2-4. Dec. 9 Santa will be at Haymakers in Pittsfield, 1-3. Santa will be in Milton from 2-4 at the Milton Firehouse. Mrs. Claus and Marshall from Paw Patrol will also be there. Crafts and treats. Dec. 11 Santa will be at the Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; National Bank of Griggsville in Pittsfield Dec. 11 from 5-7 p.m. Photo ops, treats, prizes and goodie bags. Dec. 14 Santa will be at the Moose Lodge from 4-6 p.m. Dec. 15 Santa and Mrs. Santa will be at the Perry Firehouse,

9-11 a.m. Santa will be at the William Watson, 1-2 p.m.; the courtyard, 2-4 p.m. Santa will be at the Pittsfield Wal-Mart, Dec. 1 and Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Milk and cookies will be served. Dec. 15 Santa at the Barry Firehouse 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cookies an hot chocolate. Dec. 16 Santa will be in Nebo at the Community Club, from 3-5 p.m. Dec. 20 Santa will be at Sav-ALot in Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 22 Santa will be in the courtyard, 2-4 p.m.

Pike County Christmas programs Griggsville Elementary, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Pittsfield Dec. 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PHS Christmas Concert 2 p.m. Dec. PCS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dec. 18 7 p.m. Western Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. in the high school gym.

Pleasant Hill Junior High/High School Christmas Concert Dec. 10 in the small gym Elementary School Christmas program, Dec. 13 in the big gym. Dec. 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Christmas Cantata, 7:30, Barry Methodist Church

donation. The game will be held at Western Jr High in Kinderhook. Hand it to a Hero -A toy drive for Toys for Tots will be held Dec. 8 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pittsfield Wal-Mart. Law enforcement officers, first responders, fire departments and military members will be on hand. Drop off a new unwrapped toy and say thank you to our local hero.

Holiday Happenings Dec. 10: Christmas stories and kid friendly crafts, 4-6 p.m. at the Barry Library Dec. 11: Chili and Chill at the Barry YMCA at 6 p.m. Chili dinner, Polar Express movie. Bring blankets and pillows Small admission fee per family. Dec. 12: Holiday Acoustic Yoga Flow, at the YMCA, 6-7 p.m. Relax into the holiday. RSVP appreciated. Admission fees differ for members vs. non members. Dec. 13: Comfort and Spa night, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. at the YMCA. Learn how to make your own hand and body scrub. Participation fee differs for members vs. non-members. Dec. 14: Barry Community Christmas Dinner at the Bainbridge Cafe, Taco, Chili or Potato Soup with grilled cheese or peanut butter sandwich. Per-meal fee. Dec. 22: Festive Cookies and Bruch, Dec. 22 from 9:30 to 11:30 at the Barry Cafe. Free meal for children under 10 and cookie decorating for all

Eight Pike County seniors receive Illinois State Scholar designation By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Eight Pike County seniors from three different high schools have been named Illinois State Scholars. The awarded scholars are: Matthew Myers of Griggsville-Perry; Isaac Amann, Cody Collins, Mckinley Jennings, Alayna Scranton, Iva Welbourne, Pittsfield; and Lauren Danley and Savannah Hall from Western.

While this prestigious designation does not include a monetary award, Illinois State Scholars will receive a congratulatory letter from ISAC and a personalized certificate of achievement. Honorees can also download a digital Illinois State Scholar badge that can be displayed on their online profiles and social media platforms, and shared with high school counselors, prospective colleges, employers, family members and others.

Board (Continued from A1) the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s various committees, then the board voted at 7:25 p.m. to go into closed

session to discuss potential litigation. The board came out of closed session approxi-

mately 30 minutes later. No action was taken.

%RUURZPDQDSSRLQWVFRPPLWWHHV By MICHAEL BOREN Pike Press Committees and chairmen were appointed by County Chairman Andy Borrowman, and committee meeting dates and times were set as follows: Finance: Jim Sheppard, chairman, Rodger Hannel, Amy Gates; second Wednesday, 5 p.m. Building and Grounds: Rodger Hannel, chairman, Derek Ross, Carrie Martin; third Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. GIS/IT: Jim Sheppard, chairman, Amy Gates, Mark

Sprague; third Wednesday, 5 p.m. Road and Bridge: Rodger Hannel, chairman, Mark Mountain, John Birch; second Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. Agriculture, Health, etc: Mark Mountain, chairman, Rodger Hannel, Mark Sprague; as needed. Labor: Mark Mountain, chairman, Rodger Hannel, Carrie Martin; as needed. Public Safety: Carrie Martin, chairman, Amy Gates, Derek Ross; third Wednesday, 7 p.m. Insurance: Jim Sheppard, chairman, Rodger Hannel,

Derek Ross; as needed. Economic and Community Development: Derek Ross, chairman, Amy Gates, John Birch; as needed. In addition, board members were assigned to represent the county board on various bodies as follows: Two Rivers Regional Council; Derek Ross, John Birch, Mark Sprague. ETSB: Jim Sheppard. Community Service Block Grant: Jim Sheppard. RC & D: John Birch. UCCI: Rodger Hannel.

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Pike County office holders were sworn in Monday morning at the courthouse. They are left to right, Sheriff David Greenwood, County Treasurer Scott Syrcle, Supervisor of Assessments Cindy Shaw, County Clerk Natalie Roseberry, and Circuit Clerk Bryce Gleckler. Syrcle and Shaw are incumbents. The others are newly-elected.

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Left: A large crowd was in attendance at the upstairs courtroom of the Pike County courthouse Monday morning to witness the official swearing-in of five Republican office holders. Michael Boren/Pike Press

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Judge Frank McCartney administered the oath of office to the five newly-elected County Board members, left to right, Carrie Martin, Jim Sheppard, Rodger Hannel, Mark Mountain and John Birch. The ceremony took place Monday night in the downstairs courtroom at the Pike County courthouse.

Right: Mark Sprague received the oath of office Monday evening, Dec. 3, after being appointed to fill the vacancy of former Pike County board member Bryce Gleckler who resigned after being elected Pike County Circuit Clerk. Judge Frank McCartney administered the oath.


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Finding the fame in Illinois PHS students celebrate Illinois Bicentennial With Illinois celebrating its 200th year anniversary since its admission into the Union, Pittsfield High School history students are searching the state's history for

famous and influential individuals. The essays below are part two in a series featuring the work of Mark Huffingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Illinois History class.

Burlendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adventures in Illinois and Pike County

Rebecca Burlend, her husband John, and their 5 youngest children made the journey to America in 1831. They travelled from Liverpool to New Orleans on the ship called Home, then travelled up the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers by boat until arriving in Pike County, Illinois at Philips Ferry (today, Valley City). Their journey alone was full of new, unusual and challenging experiences, but their lives in Illinois were also full of new experiences as recorded in A True Picture of Emigration, or Fourteen Years on the Interior of North America, Being a Full and Impartial account of the Difficulties and Ultimate Success of an English Family who Emigrated from Barwick-in-Elmet, Near Leeds. This is a book transformed from Burlend memories with the help of her eldest son in England, a renowned and remembered scholar, Edward Burton. Its contents told the story of how a British family set its roots in what was almost the middle of nowhere at the time, and how they learned to thrive there. This enticed many other European families to make the move to America, and more specifically, to Illinois. Part of the Burlendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; success in Illinois came from their willingness to work with others. They developed very close relationships with local families and became a well-loved and respected family. After the Philips family of Philips Ferry helped and welcomed them in, the Burlends came across many more helpful companions. One notable name in the Burlendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; history in Pike County is George Bickerdike. His home was just north of where the Burlends lived. He helped them establish their home and helped them settle in to life in Illinois (he had lived here since 1825). Another notable name was that of Mr. Varley, their next door neighbor. The two families helped each other through their rough

times and often opened their homes to each other. John was a farmer and quickly learned how to do good business with traders and other farmers all around the area. Burlend became known as a the neighborhood herbalist; she taught herself how certain plants could be used to cure infections and illnesses. John and Rebecca Burlend were active community members in trading, farming, and church, and spent what little downtime they had with their family and friends. They attended Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church, between Detroit and Griggsville, along with several of their neighbors. In A True Picture of Emigration, Burlend recounted several new and strange experiences she and her family encountered. One night on the way home from church, Burlend and her husband were startled by little flashes of light in the air around them that seemed unearthly. They rushed to the nearest neighborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home and described what they saw, and with a chuckle, their neighbor explained that those lights were just little insects called lightning bugs. On another occasion, Rebecca and John Burlend were very proud of the turkey John had hunted, so they prepared a great meal and invited Bickerdike over to enjoy it with them. When he arrived, he was struck by the strange smell and asked to see the head of the bird John had shot. Bickerdike broke the news that the bird they were so excited about was a buzzard and told the Burlends about what a buzzard is. Burlend deemed the buzzard unfit to eat, so they instead had a sad meal of bacon and potatoes. While we can now find humor in these learning experiences, we need to also find inspiration in how the Burlends got through their hardships. They struggled to maintain their property legally because a neighbor kept threatening to turn them in to the authorities in

EMILY PURSLEY Emily Pursley is a junior at Pittsfield High School and researched Rebecca Burlend because "I liked the story of her family and the connections that I've found when I looked back at my own family."

Quincy because they had not paid him back adequately for the livestock they traded for. With the help of other neighbors, though, the Burlends pulled through, and eventually were even able to purchase another home from a neighbor. The farm brought the Burlends their share of challenges: a lightning strike caused a widespread fire that was put out purely by a lucky rainfall, John cut his leg tripping on a scythe and narrowly avoided amputation or death, and they lost some of their livestock to getting stuck in their spring/stream from Big Blue Creek. Burlendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s writings about her experiences drew numerous families into Illinois. Midwestern America was a foreign and scary place to Europeans who considered emigrating during Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Industrial Revolution, but her accounts made European farmers realize that they could make a better life for themselves in the developing Midwest, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be able to continue being a farmer. Without her book, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to tell how long it would have taken for the Mississippi River Valley to become a civilized, productive region. This article was researched and written by PHS junior Emily Pursley.

Heston was an actor at heart

Charlton Heston was an American actor. He was born on October 4, 1923 in Chicago Illinois. His actual name is John Charles Carter. His parents are Russell Whitford Carter and Lila Charlton. When Heston was a couple months old he and his family left Illinois and moved to Russellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s native St. Helen in Michigan, so his family could work at a sawmill. They lived in a home that was called the Carter mansion. Heston opened a sales office in Chicago and he offered 40 acres of land for $1000. After that he came back to St. Helen with his wife and infant son in the 1920â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. They werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wealthy but they had enough money. Heston liked to play pretend. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have anyone to play with so he just did it by himself. He would go outside and act out the characters in the movies he watched and the characters in the books he read. In these experiences it shaped his career to be an actor. He was good at using firearms, paddling canoes, and wielding axes. He was good with physical activities so he liked to do a lot of outside activities. He grew up with firearms and it became a symbol of American freedom to him. When he gave a speech to the NRA as the president, he raised a musket over his head as he was delivering a speech as a challenge to those he saw as trying to restrict the second amendment. Heston had a good high school experience in Illinois and earned a scholarship to Northwestern University.

After he graduated college, he moved to New York City. He made his Broadway debut in Antony and Cleopatra in 1947. Soon after that he landed roles on a live TV productions. His first Hollywood film was the Dark Night City in 1952. The film won the Oscar for the best picture and he received good reviews for his performance. Heston became a very good actor in the 1900â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. He played Moses and parted the Red Sea. The movie was Moses and The Ten Commandments. On January 2, 1957, Heston returned to St. Helen to see his family for the holidays. He always wanted to be around his family during the holidays because he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see them as often. When he was with his family, he read a couple of scripts and relaxed in the hometown he grew up in. He loved that town; he did leave it, but he never stopped loving the town because thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where his boyhood was. When Heston died in 2008, he had become known as one of the Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great leading men. He was known for his chiseled looks, resonant voice, and the ability to play everything. Earlier in his life he joined the March on Washington in 1963, and he stood on the steps on the Lincoln Memorial. A generation later he served as president of the National Rifle Association. In 2003 George Bush awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In another movie Heston starred as Andrew Jackson in The Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lady. That

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Front row seat on the future of transportation By O. ETHAN BROWN Pike Press Most will agree in almost every topic of discussion that the future is unclear. In terms of self-driving automobiles, however, Bob Bruns is pretty confident it will be the new method of road transportation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that in 20 or 30 years youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to buy a gas vehicle,â&#x20AC;? he said. Bruns currently lives and works in Chicago, but makes frequent trips to his piece of the family farm in New Canton. This four-hour trip of 288 miles was long and seemed like drudgery, he explained. A

â&#x20AC;&#x153;From the time I get on the interstate ramp to the time I get off the exit ramp again it will drive itself.â&#x20AC;?

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A frequent visitor and resident of the New Canton area, Bob Bruns opens the hood of his electric 75D Tesla Model S car showing the simplicity and efficiency of an electric vehicle.

Bob Bruns Tesla owner self-driving car was the perfect solution. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You know, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the car because it was fast or because it had a nice interior. I got it because of those long hours on the road, burning a hole into the pavement,â&#x20AC;? Bruns said. The 100% American-made 2018 Tesla Model S is a fully electric car with everything from a 17â&#x20AC;? touchscreen to the ability to control various aspects of the vehicle from Teslaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smartphone app. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a completely different way to travel,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You would think that when you take it down the road it would weave back and forth, looking for the lines on either side. No. I can guarantee you, if there is a foot on one side of the vehicle to the line, there is a foot on the other side. You can even take a ruler out and it will be exactly 12 inches.â&#x20AC;? While the future and development of fully autonomous cars looks promising, Bruns explained that his is only capable of doing so on the interstate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From the time I get on the interstate ramp to the time I get off the exit ramp again it will drive itself,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The thing about this vehicle is this. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s say you go and buy that truck. If you want power door-locks and that truck doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have them, the only way you can get them is by trading in for another truck,â&#x20AC;? Bruns concluded. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If enough Tesla owners want power door-locks on their cars, Tesla will simply send out a software update. Now you have [that feature].â&#x20AC;?

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Bob Bruns shows guests the inside of his electric, selfdriving Tesla car, Dec. 1. While most vehicles have an array of buttons and knobs across the dashboard, the Tesla Model S replaces all these by a 17â&#x20AC;? touch screen display.

This specific car has a 75D configuration, which correlates to about 75,000 AA batteries, he said. At full charge, Tesla claims the synthetic lithium batteries will provide the owner with about 259 miles of travel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I was to run out of power or have a flat tire, I just call Tesla Roadside Service. They will come, download the carâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s information, and fix the problem,â&#x20AC;? Bruns said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Tesla can tell you about that car is a little bit creepy.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are about 11,000 Tesla Supercharging stations across the nation. Those chargers can take the vehicle from 0% to 100% in about 45 minutes to an hour and ten minutes,â&#x20AC;? he continued. While Brunsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s car was purchased before Sept. 1, 2017, allowing him to receive free chargings, the cost of powering these vehicles is almost nothing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will cost you about a dollar, maybe two, to give it a full charge. I usually figure itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about a penny a mile,â&#x20AC;? he said. The vehicle not only recommends nearby charging stations, but will suggest and limit the userâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s driving speed to prevent loss of power midroute. When asked if Bruns was personally comfortable taking a nap while the car drove, he said that this activity was not allowed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While in autopilot, I have

to put just a slight bit of resistance (or pressure) on the steering wheel. If I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, the vehicle will start beeping me, telling me to place my hand on the wheel. If I continue to contest, the car will pull off the road and ban me from using autopilot,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I then have to turn of the vehicle, start it back up again, and then Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m good to go.â&#x20AC;? Bruns continued to say that a man once placed his dog in the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat and posted the video online. Tesla discovered the video and banned the manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vehicle from using autopilot ever again. This action was taken due to the ongoing debate as to who is liable in the case of an accident, the driver (possibly drunk or unable to control the vehicle) or the car manufacturer. In closing, Bruns was asked why it is Tesla that is making these revolutionary breakthroughs and not other car companies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tesla was the first company to build an electric car from the ground up. Other companies like Ford and Chevy try to take their existing vehicles and modify them to be electric. It just doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You were asking what it would be like in the next 20 or 30 years, I would say that these other companies are really going to have to step up their game to keep up with Tesla.â&#x20AC;?

of Time. Retired Pike County Circuit Judge Mike Roseberry had the honor of giving the oath of office to his daughter, Natalie Roseberry, as the new Pike County Clerk. She becomes the first woman and only the third Republican to ever hold that office. Current Pike County Resident Circuit Judge Frank McCartney administered the oath of office to the other four office holders. He was

first elected as a Democrat in 2012, and was retained in office in the November election, but he does not now run as a member of a political party. For the occasion, newlyelected Republican Sheriff David Greenwood wore a favorite necktie of his grandfather, Austin Altizer, who served as Democrat Circuit Clerk of Pike County from 1948-1978.

History KEATON JACQUES Keaton Jacques is a freshman at Pittsfield High School and researched Charlton Heston because "I knew the character and that he was a neat guy."

was one of his first historical movies. Most of the time he played in historical movies, and he played the main character in most of them. Heston did a lot for his movies. On one movie he spent three weeks practicing how do drive a chariot. He did a lot of work to be an actor. He went through a lot of hours just so he could be known but he loved what he did and he never stopped doing it. He was really good at his job and he was probably one of the best. He is known so much today because he was a really good actor. He was so good he got an Oscar for his first movie. He was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. After that he became the president of the NRA. He always loved to act and he deserved the Oscar and the Presidential Award. This article was researched and written by PHS freshman Keaton Jacques.

(Continued from A1) Even during many decades of Democrat party dominance of the county, there were always at least some Republicans on the old 24-member county board (1850-1972), and always at least one GOP member of the nine-member board. In 1976-78 Lyle Hayden of Pleasant Hill was the only Republican on the board, and in 1990-92 that position of lone GOP representative was held by John Sheppard


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New people begin their service Every other year, the beginning of December brings changes to the face of Pike County government.

This year was particularly momentous as new people are taking over the positions of circuit clerk, county clerk and sheriff; winners in last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s election were sworn into office Monday morning. On the county board, a new member was appointed at this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s organizational meeting. One of the newly-sworn in board members has prior county board experience but is new to this board. Another is an incumbent, but only for a few months prior to this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s election. Soâ&#x20AC;Śnew faces. But every office holder, whether newly-elected or a long-time incumbent, continually brings new life experiences to his or her service and for this we can be grateful. The business of governing Pike County is certainly important and frequently unpredictable. These public servants need to be curious, open-minded and eager to learn new things. Cultivating these attitudes puts Pike County on a path toward its best future. At present, all elected office holders and county board members in Pike County are Republicans. Observant voters, however, will notice that party affiliation does not dictate single-mindedness of opinion. We can be reassured when we see lively discussion, differences of opinion and yes, split votes, as these officials go about the business of governing and serving Pike County. After all, if they all thought the same, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d only need one of them. A glance down the roster of the current county board reveals another interesting fact: none of the current county board members live in the county seat of Pittsfield. This was true of the previous board, as well. Because our county board is elected at large, and not by any form of district representation, the makeup of the current board is a strong indicator that Pike County voters want the best possible people grappling with the issues of county government â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and how many near neighbors they have doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make a bit of difference. Every two years voters make their choices and new office holders are sworn in for their terms of service. It is a cycle that has served Pike County well and will continue to do so, we hope, for many years into the future.

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A. Silent Night. B. Jingle Bells. C. The Twelve Days of Christmas. D. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer. E. Something else.

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You wear a headset and mouthpiece and talk directly to the bridge. But there are different channels. I got bored and decided Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d turn my radio over to her channel and have some fun. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Starboard Lookout, Main Control,â&#x20AC;? I radioed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Starboard Lookout, ayeâ&#x20AC;? came the reply back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey Susie, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s John. What are you doing after cheerleading practice?â&#x20AC;? I asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing, what are you doing after football practice?â&#x20AC;? she inquired. Âł, ÂżJXUHG DIWHU SUDFWLFH ZHÂśG PHHW XS behind the school and go get some ice cream,â&#x20AC;? I replied. Just then she stated, â&#x20AC;? I just got a soda and you know what I got? A Mt. Dew!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Are you gonna share?â&#x20AC;? I asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No,â&#x20AC;? came her reply. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I guess that shows me how much you care about me,â&#x20AC;? I said.

Just then I heard a voice in my headset I will forever remember. It was a warrant RIÂżFHU RQ WKH VKLSÂśV EULGJH , JXHVV WKH\ had been listening to our conversation the whole time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m gonna show you how much I care about you if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t clear this line!â&#x20AC;? he barked. I think my knees buckled a little. Someone told me the captain thought it was pretty funny but at a certain point he QRGGHGWRWKHZDUUDQWRIÂżFHUWRWDNHFDUH of our shenanigans. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of my favorite memories now. At the time, though, I thought I was going to be in some big trouble. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Q John Ottwell graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1984 and lives in Shrewsbury, Mo. His website is www. Finishyourstory.com.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Recovery system needed now I read with interest the recent column by Scott Reeder, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Broken Contractâ&#x20AC;?. I agree that the unfunded pension system is a SUREOHP+RZHYHU,ÂżQGWKHSRVVLEOHVROXtions put forth in this article as dubious at best. The article of the Illinois Constitution referenced states â&#x20AC;&#x153;Membership in any pension or retirement system of the State, any unit of local government or school district, agency, or instrumentality thereof, shall be an enforceable contractual relationship, the EHQHÂżWV ZKLFK VKDOO QRW EH GLPLQLVKHG RU impairedâ&#x20AC;?. The Constitution was passed on December 15, 1970 by vote of the people of the State of Illinois. This article was championed by four principal sponsors, all who happened to be Republican delegates; Helen Kinney of Hinsdale, Anthony Peccarelli Dupage County, Henry Green of Urbana, and Donald Zealis of Kankakee County. The article passed in committee by a vote of 57 to 36. According to the recording notes of the committee, the framers of this article wanted an ironclad guarantee to SXEOLF ZRUNHUV WKDW WKHLU SHQVLRQ EHQHÂżWV once promised, could not be trimmed. In other words, in their foresight, they put in the pension provision to provide for protection against the very situation that is expressed in the article by Scott Reeder, a severely underfunded pension system. $OWKRXJKQRWVSHFLÂżHGRUUHTXLUHGLWZDV hoped by the committee that the general assembly and executive branch would fund the systems appropriately. It is obvious that the government chose not to fund the systems appropriately. Instead of raising additional revenue as needed, the state govHUQPHQW FKRVH WR PRUWJDJH WKH ÂżQDQFLDO future of your grandparentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; children by not increasing revenues. Almost the same way the Federal government has chosen to mortgage the future of your children and grandchildren by decreasing taxes and adding billions of dollars to the national debt, which was $779 billion for ÂżVFDO\HDUDQGSURMHFWHGWREH ELOOLRQIRUÂżVFDO\HDU)RUWKH,OOLQRLV pension debt, the time to pay the piper has come. The children of your grandparents and parents is you and us.

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By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Crescent Heights Cemetery is about out of money and those involved with the Pleasant Hill cemetery say when that happens it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be pretty. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I talked to the state comptrollers office and an auditor told me, that if something is not done, the cemetery will be taken out of the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hands and put into the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hands,â&#x20AC;? John Thomas, who

oversees the cemetery,said. â&#x20AC;&#x153; They said when that happens, the cemetery is usually only mowed once or twice a year and hardly ever weed eater.â&#x20AC;? Thomas said it costs approximately $1,700 per month to keep the cemetery looking nice. Money raised from the interest in the cemeteryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s investments is $75. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We mow it, we weed it, we do the spring clean-up and general maintenance,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every year we add anywhere between 25-40

graves and that just adds to the amount of weed eating that needs to be done.â&#x20AC;? According to Thomas, the cemetery has the funds to last 16 months. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At one time we were getting 11 percent interest on our money,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now we are getting .04 percent.â&#x20AC;? By state statute money from the sale of grave lots must be put into a perpetual care fund and only the interest can be used. Without access to the principal, the

cemetery has no money to function. The only fund-raiser the cemetery has is at Memorial Day and that usually brings in round $3-$4,000. Thomas said occasionally, people will

donate to the cemetery as a memorial to some one who has died. But the expenses far outweigh the income. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen it coming for several years,â&#x20AC;? Thomas said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a run-away-train.â&#x20AC;?

Anyone wanting to donated to the cemetery fund, a GoFund me page has been set up or donations can be mailed to Thomas at P.O. Box 153, Pleasant Hill, 62366.

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The Pittsfield Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club Nov. 27 meeting was held at the Senior Citizens Center with 18 members in attendance. Cleve and Suzanne Curry, above, provided the group with several musical selections, included a variety of hymns, folk, county, and Christmas music with background information shared on each piece. A particular highlight was Cleveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rendition of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mister Santa.â&#x20AC;? The groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s November meeting serves as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Food Basket Collectionâ&#x20AC;? with many food and clothing items donated by the members, which were delivered to the local food pantry in Pittsfield. Marjorie Poor was the winner of the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s door prize. The next meeting will be at noon, Jan. 22, 2019, at the Senior Citizens Center, with Lloyd Lawber presenting a program on the Pike County All-Wars Museum. Membership in the club is open to any woman in Pike County, and information can be obtained from Ann Rine at 217-285-1616.

Truck driver training information sessions John Wood Community College will offer a truck driver training information session at the Southeast Education Center on Wednesday, Dec. 12, beginning at 6 p.m. The SEC is located at 39637 260th Avenue, two miles north of Pittsfield on Route 54. The session will provide information on JWCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s truck driver training program. TDT students can receive both online and behind-the-wheel training at the SEC. An 8-week non-financial aid eligible program is scheduled to begin in January. The JWCC Truck Driver Training Pro-

gram offers the latest technology to educate students. Industry standard equipment is used as teaching tools and courses are certified by the Professional Truck Driver Institute. Area truck driving firms are hiring now. Some employers may fund tuition costs. The same class will be offered Monday, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Workforce Development Center, 4220 Kochs Lane, Quincy. For information, contact the Truck Driver Training program, 217.641.4971 or 217.641.4914 or visit jwcc.edu/truck.

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10. Things to do in our area: Thursday evening, Dec. 13, will be monthly fish fry at the Pike County Senior Center in Pittsfield from 4:30-6:30 p.m.. Come on out with an appetite and enjoy catfish or buffalo, sides, dessert, and a drink. Stay and enjoy visiting with others or ask for take out and enjoy the meal at home. Friday evening at 6 p.m. Dec. 14, at the Grace Baptist Church in Pittsfield there will be a Christmas program provided by the Grace Baptist Academy. Everyone is invited. Steve and I attended this last year and enjoyed every minute of it. You could tell there was a lot of time and effort put into this production. The Christmas Show featuring Tim & Tami Welch and their group will be Saturday, Dec. 15 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Pike County Senior Center in Pittsfield. Meet and greet with St. Nick at the North Pike Fire Department in Perry Dec. 15 from 9-11 am. Santa is returning for this event for the fourth year. There will be donuts, treats, crafts, reindeer games, and more!! Admission is a can or non-perishable goods to be placed in the Perry Community Baskets. New this year they will have Rudolfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gift Shop. There will be members of the 4-H to take one child at a time into the gift shop. They will need a few dollars so youngsters can buy presents for their

mom, dad, siblings, or anyone special. They will leave with the gift wrapped and ready to give out when they choose. Did you know that there is a free exercise class every Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:3011a.m. at the Findley Place in Pittsfield? Everyone, no matter your age, is welcome to come and participate in these classes. The classes are taught by a physical therapist from Blessing Hospital and you get an excellent workout. Free exercise/aerobic classes at the Pike County Senior Center from 5 p.m.6 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Have you started saving the General Millsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; boxtops for the school of your choice? Very easy to do and so beneficial for the school you choose. I save ours in a baggie and put it on the refrigerator. Then in February, no matter how many boxtops we have collected, I take themto which ever school we chose. Most Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the East Pike Lending Library inDetroit. Gobs of books to be given away. Plus there is NO cost to check out the other books. Birthdays & Anniversaries: Dec. 6 -- Becky Winner, Elinor Waddell Dec. 7 -- Britini Deeder Dec. 8 -- Max Self, Paul Turner Dec. 9 -- Cody Ward Reuel River Barnett made his appearance at St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Springfield, Sunday, Nov. 25, at 9:11 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces.Reuelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents are Emily and Jonathan Barnett, and he has an older two year old brother

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A cheer camp was held recently at Western High School. Those attending performed at the Nov. 29 home game. Those participating including the variety cheerleaders who promoted the camp were, front row, left to right, Taylor Neslon, Rhoni Edwards, Jolee McCallister, Isabella Kindhart, Harper McGehe , Mia Brown, Macie Brown, Rachel Reed, Kylin McQuay. Second row, Brynne Grimsley, Kadence Haskins, Kinsleigh Stolte, Reese Bushmeyer, Alexis Withem, Jensen Ross, Olivia Harris, Macy Oitker, Addison Surratt, Haylee Smith. Third row, Hope Schmidt, Ella Conkright, Hannah Urbeck, Loryn White, Allison Wood, Brynlee McQuay, Emma Dixon, Ava Holmes, Adrianna Rubison, Lauren Woodward.

Fish SOM at PHS Gabi Fish, a senior at Pittsfield High School has been selected as the November Saukee Citizen of the Month. She is the daughter of Eric and Nikki Fish of Pittsfield. Her activities include: golf, yearbook, hall monitor and drama club. Fish was voted Saukee Citizen by the faculty and staff at PHS. Selection was based on helping others, courtesy, going above and

beyond in helping the school environment was well as the community. Others nominated include: Adileigh West, Chloe Walton, Cora Calvey, Daniel Clostermery, Emily Pursley, Jess Hayden, Lauren Saxe, Lindsay Ham, Nancy Olson, McKinley Jennings, Nick Carter, Levi Chaplin, Quinn Corgiat, Pat Munson, Makayla Grisham, Zoey Myers, Cassie Tran and Nic McConnell.

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Hezekiah. Maternal grandparents are Mark and Lisa Welch of Barry. Here are this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prayer requests and as usual no details can be given for these prayer requests, but the needs are still very much the same. Brenda Buell, Craig Dice and his wife, Christine Henthorn, Connie McFall, Darold Garner, Frances Larson, Joyce Dyer, Jerry Gully, Josh Bennett, Kevin Dice and wife, Linda Schnabel, Lester Rush, Milo Klein, Mike Peters, Phillip Dice, Pastor Gary Dice, Radar Grim, Roger and Sue Robbins, Roger Bonnett, Roger Woods, Steve Davis, Susan Shaw, Shirley Loyd, Ted Patton, and Wayne Robbins, and very important to pray for Israel. And always pray for the United States of America. Trivia Answers from Last Weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Questions: 1. In what state are the most turkeys raised? (Minnesota) 2. What people were the Israelites battling on the day the sun stood still? (Amorites) 3. In what state is the most turkey eaten? (California) 4. How did Jesus, by His example in the wilderness, show us to resist Satan? (He quoted scriptures to him) 5. What two brothers (in the Bible) killed a whole city of men to avenge their sisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honor? (Simeon and Levi) Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blessings to you and yours.

Cards of Thanks CAPPS Thank you for cards, visits, phone calls, food, flowers and contributions in Catherineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory to Calvary Cemetery and St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Altar Society, plus attending the Celebration of Life to honor her life with great memories was appreciated. Thank you to the Liberty Village staff in their continuous, wonderful care given to Catherine during the past two and a half years. Also, thank you to Jennifer and staff at Niebur Funeral Home for their excellent assistance at this difficult time. Sincerely, The family of Catherine (Smith) Willard Capps

MOORE Many thanks to the Barry EMTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, the Pike County Ambulance crew, Blessing Hospital and Illini Community Hospital for their kind, good services and care, and also to Dr. Steward. A special thank you to each worker at Liberty Village for their kind, friendly, loving care and to the therapy dept. for their skillful work for my recovery. A special thanks to my friends for the cards, phone calls, visits, flowers, reading materials, and gifts. Everything was greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten. Sincerely, Delia Moore

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Edward Bagby Edward Paul Bagby, age 73, passed away in Sarasota, Fla. on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 while visiting family. He was born in Pittsfield to Russell and Clarice Powers Bagby and was the youngest of eight children. Edward moved to Centerville, Iowa when he was 12 and graduated from Centerville High School in 1962. He then attended Northeast Missouri State University where he earned a degree in History. He joined the United States Army in 1967, served a tour of duty in the Vietnam War during 1968 and was Honorably Discharged in 1970. Edward married Laura Stolar in 1967 while he was on leave and they later divorced. He was an active member of the Living Church of God. Edward will be remembered for his love of his children and grandchildren, his sense of humor, his love to travel, going to movies, and spending time with his friend Bonnie Turner. He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Bagby, Sarah Bagby; grandchildren, Rebecca Bagby, Troy Seeman, and Caleb Wendel; daughter-

in-law, Katy Wendel; his sister, Rebecca (Dan) Stansberry; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Clarice Bagby, and brothers, Joe, Bill, Jim, Jack, David, and Tom Bagby. Services were held on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Interment followed at Pittsfield West Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the service from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Laverne Allen Laverne Allen, age 91, of Griggsville, IL passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. He was born on June 15, 1927 in Pike County, IL to Ruby and Meda Inskip Allen. He married Pearl Dayton Salmon on August 31, 1973 and she preceded him in death on February 9, 2016. Laverne graduated from Milton High School and then went into the United States Navy. After his Honorable Discharge, he went into farming south of Milton with his brother and also farmed with Marshall Allen for awhile before farming with Bill Cook. Laverne was a big St. Louis Cardinals fan and loved watching them play. He and his brother, Keith, would take the boys to the games. After high school, Laverne played basketball down at Milton and kept the clock at the Milton High School games, along with Jr Lacy and Keith. Laverne and Pearl loved going fishing and going to Bingo on Friday nights. They also took many trips to the Mark Twain Casino. Laverne was a 60 plus year member of the American Legion and was also a Pike County Farm Bureau member. He is survived by his children, Roger (Peggy) Stanley of Griggsville, IL, Darla Stanley

William Allen Syrcle, age 79, of Griggsville, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at his home. He was born on June 1, 1939 in Griggsville to Howard and Vivian Dyer Syrcle. He married Susan Baecht in 2003, and she survives. Funeral services will

Evelyn Ransom Evelyn Delores Ransom, age 88, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at Barry Community Care Center in Barry. Evelyn was born on Jan. 11, 1930 in Pittsfield to Clarence â&#x20AC;&#x153;Budâ&#x20AC;? and Claudine Dinsmore Benson. She married Albert Ransom on Dec. 19, 1948 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 2012. After high school, Evelyn began working at the Aldridge Drug Store. She opened the Jack & Jill Clothing Store in 1955 and ran it until 1960. She went on to work at Brantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and then became a real estate agent and sold real estate for many years. During all of that time, Evelyn and Albert were part owners of Benson Motors from 1948 until 1980. She was a lifetime member of the First Christian Church and a charter member of the Old Orchard Country Club. She also played in bridge clubs for over 50 years. Evelyn was a St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Bulls fan, and loved watching professional golf. She enjoyed working in the garden with her flowers and decorating her yard. Evelyn was also an avid shopper. She is survived by her son, Jeff Ransom of Pittsfield, IL; and grandchildren, Lisa (Travis Richardson) Hannant of Jacksonville and Neal (Allie) Hannant of Cary; three great grandchildren, Alexis Willis,

of Griggsville, IL, Wanda (Jerry) Pennock, of Detroit, IL, Patty (Thomas) Davis of Victoria, TX, and Carla Biddle of Springfield, IL; grandchildren, Richard Stanley of Griggsville, IL and Robert Stanley of Florida; and two great grandchildren, Skylar Stanley and Hunter Stanley of Montana. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pearl; and siblings, Harold, Keith, Arthur, Lloyd, Mosaline, and Martha. Services to be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials are suggested to the Griggsville Estates or the Griggsville Cemetery. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.

Griggsville American Legion Post. A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018 at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Chapel in Griggsville with Gary Clevenger officiating. Special Music included â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunday Morning Coming Downâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drink a Beerâ&#x20AC;?. The pallbearers were Robert Miller, Colt Garrett, Chuck Binstead, Mike Taylor, Jeff Taylor, and Steve Kessinger. Honorary bearers were Roger Stanley, Everet Young, Ken Stauffer, Ron Dunham, Buster Craven, Rose Craven, and Dale Hillman. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery were military honors were conducted by the Griggsville American Legion. Visitation with the family was held at the chapel from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday. Memorials can be made to the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www. airsman-hires.com.

Funeral Services for Phyllis Lou Cox of Elsberry, Mo. will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at the Elsberry United Methodist Church. Rev. Paul Garven, retired church pastor, and Rev. Floyd Gudde, church pastor, will officiate with burial in Millcreek Cemetery near Silex, Mo. Serving as pallbearers will be Tom Seager, Niles Leverington, Rob Guinness, Patrick Guinness, Cyril Heintzelman and Eric Lowe. Honorary pallbearers will be Benton Guinness, Daniel Guinness, Dave Davis, Karen Lamb, Shirley Oliver, Brent â&#x20AC;&#x153;Docâ&#x20AC;? Wilson, Steve Gray and Susan Oliver. Mrs. Cox, 84, passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 2, 2018 at her home in Elsberry. Born March 28, 1934 in St. Charles, Mo., she was the daughter of Phillip Carlton and Aldulia Minerva Baker Chamberlain. Phyllis was a graduate of the Elsberry R-2 School District and Gradwohl School of Medical Technology in St. Louis, Mo. She was united in marriage March 31, 1961 in St. Charles to O.B. Cox. This union was blessed with one son, Craig. Phyllis was employed as a medical technologist and lab manager at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield, retiring in 1996. A love for the Elsberry Community, Phyllis was a member of the Study Club, Jessie Black Club, EMMA and the Feed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Em, Teach â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Em Love â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Em Ministry. Phyllis served on the Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library Board and continued to volunteer there for many years. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Aldulia Chamberlain; and her beloved husband of 42 years, O.B. Cox, who died July 21, 2003. Survivors include her

William Beach William Edward â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Edâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Beach, 60, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield. He was born Jan. 25, 1958 in Taylorville, IL to Norman and Mary Cline Beach. A Celebration of Life is being planned by the family and will be posted at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials are suggested to the family. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.

William Syrcle be held on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Interment will follow at Griggsville Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Memorials are suggested to be made to the family. Online con-

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Giana Hannant, and Cole Hannant; a sister, Zoe Predmore Gratton of Pittsfield; several nieces and nephews; and her wiener dogs, Chloe and Zoey. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bud and Claudine Benson; her husband of 63 years, Albert Ransom; a daughter, Cynthia â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cindyâ&#x20AC;? Ransom Hannant; and two brothers, Carl â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moonâ&#x20AC;? Benson and Earl Benson. Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at 12 p.m. at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Interment followed at Pittsfield West Cemetery. Visitation was prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church or the Pike County Animal Shelter. Online condolences may be left to the family at www. nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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John Garrett John David â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buckshotâ&#x20AC;? Garrett, 73 of Griggsville passed away early Friday morning Nov. 30, 2018 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born April 16, 1945 in Pittsfield the son of Merle Garrett Jr. and Anna Maxine Phillips. He married Ilka Lasys. She preceded him in death. He then married Dianne Waters Shaw and she survives at home. Also surviving is his mother Anna Garrett of Griggsville, his son Michael (Linda) Garrett of Mt. Sterling, 3 grandsons Kyle, Tyler, Cody Garrett, a brother Bill Garrett of Mt. Sterling, sisters Shirley (Jim) Ward, Linda (Charles) Binstead and Betty Gail Miller all of Griggsville, step children Sheila Shaw and Stacey Shaw of Griggsville, Steven (Teresa) Shaw Jr and Scott Shaw of Pittsfield 14 step grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Others preceding him in death were his father, daughter Martina Garrett, brothers Merle Edward Garrett, Phillip Eugene â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Buckâ&#x20AC;? Garrett, and sisters Vickie Harris and Kathy Ann Grady. John graduated from Griggsville High School and then served in the US Army, stationed in Germany attaining the rank of Sergeant. He worked for many years for Clevenger Construction and Central Stone as a Union Laborer with Local 231. He was a member of the

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son, Craig Cox of Sikeston, Mo.; and her brother, Lindell Chamberlain of Elsberry. Phyllis also leaves her niece, Andrea Davis and her husband, David, of Elsberry; her great-niece, Amy Lowe and her husband, Eric, and their children: Emily and Matthew, all of Elsberry; other relatives and many, many friends and a community who loved her dearly. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time services at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at the Elsberry United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 S. 5th Street; Elsberry, MO 63343.

Susan Jones Susan Jones, 61, of Martinsburg passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 2, 2018, at St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital in Springfield. Susan was born Nov. 4, 1957 in Alton, a daughter of Charles Herbert and Elsie Dell McCrary Royston. She married Dean Jones on Nov. 8, 2003 in Houston, Texas. Dean died Nov. 8, 2014. Susan was employed as a corporate secretary for Alcon Laboratory in Houston, Texas for many years. More recently, she served as the school librarian for the Pleasant Hill Elementary School, a job she loved. Susan was currently the Martinsburg Township treasurer. She enjoyed gardening, was an avid reader and loved all types of animals. She attended The Crossing in Pike County. Survivors include a sister, Charla M. Adams of Pleasant Hill, two nephews, Charles Harold Adams and Clinton John (Allison) Adams, both of Atlanta, GA, two great nieces,

Coley and Laina Adams and several cousins. Susan was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and an infant sister, June Ann Royston. Cremation is being accorded. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at 4 p.m. at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Pastor Don Hannel. Visitation was held one hour prior to the services on Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill Elementary School Library or to the Scott County Dog Rescue in Winchester. Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling the arrangements.

Michael McCoy Jr. Michael James McCoy, Jr., age 40, died Nov. 27, 2018 in Chicago. He was born on April 8, 1978 in Dallas County, Texas, a son of Sharon Branham and Michael James McCoy, Sr., and they both preceded in him death. A visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at

Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, Ill. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials are suggested to Boy Scout Troup 152 c/o CNB Pittsfield. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh. com. Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


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Boys NOV. 27 North Greene, 81, Pleasant Hill, 16 Scoring for Pleasant Hill, Cole Wright, 6, Gavin Anderson and Isiah Rogers, 4 and Gavin Coy 2. NOV.30 Pittsfield 56, Southeastern, 40 Scoring for Pittsfield: Will Guthrie, 15, Isaac Shaw, 12, Cade Tomhave, 9, Griffin Van Winkle, 8, Cooper Priest, 6, Jack Palmer, 6. Western, 70, GriggsvillePerry, 58 Scoring for G-P: Tate Kunzeman, 18, Tucker Kunzeman, 14, Colton Ivey, 11, Dalton McCallister, 7, Matthew Myers, 6, Tanner Leedy, 2. DEC. 3 Brussels, 61, Pleasant Hill 12 Rogers, 3, Cox, 5, Wright 2, Anderson, 2 Western 62, GriggsvillePerry, 24 Scoring for GriggsvillePerry: Tate Kunzeman, 8, Cash Kirk, 5, Tanner Leedy, 2, Coltyon Ivey, 4, Matthew Myers, 4, Hawk Lotheridge, 2. Girls NOV. 29 West Central 57, Pittsfield, 41 Scoring for Pittsfield: Lilly Pepper, 22, Katie Cox, 9, Sydney Bauer, 7, Chloe Lemons, 3. Calhoun, 61, Western 48 Scoring for Western: Haley Flores, 19, Savannah Hall, 10, Jordan Walston, 7, Aftyn Harrison, Autumn Schultz, 4 and Ryleigh Walston, 2. DEC. 3 Pittsfield, 52, RushvilleInd., 17 Pepper, 32, Cox, 7, Lemons, 6, Bauer, 5, Waters, 2

Mark your calendars The Griggsville-Perry boys basketball game scheduled for Nov. 27 at Brown County was cancelled. The rescheduled date is Jan. 21.

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Sydney Bauer shoots despite defensive pressure from a Carrollton player in a game at Voshal Gym.

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Pleasant Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gavin Anderson eyes the basket as he shoots Monday night in the North Greene Tournament. Anderson ended the game with two points as the Wolves fell 61-12.

Team scratch game, Gray House B & B, 700; team scratch series, Fashion Flowers, 2019; Scratch game, Beth Wade, 189; Scratch series, Kay Taliaferro, 479. Team handicap game, Fashion Flowers, 982 and Gray House B & B 982; Team handicap series, Fashion Flowers, 2901; Handicap game, Robin Callender, 243; Handicap series, Robin Callender, 613. Individual high averages, Beth Wade, 161.53. Wednesday evening Jokers Wild Happy Hookers Five of a Kind Belle of the Ball Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s All Fun & Games Golden Girls Country Fixinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Livinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on a Sqar

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Saukee senior Jack Palmer splits the defenders Friday night in the Saukeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game in Pittsfield. The Saukees won, 56-40 and were to have been in Winchester last night.


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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 7TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY, JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION CORP. PLAINTIFF, -vsKURTIS D. SMITH A/K/A KURTIS SMITH; VELETTA N. CROXFORD A/K/A VELETTA CROXFORD A/K/A VELETTA NICOLE MURPHY; DEFENDANTS 18 CH 21 NOTICE OF SHERIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on September 18, 2018; Mark Kallal, Sheriff, 201 West Pearl Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052, will on December 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM, at Jersey County Courthouse, 201 West Pearl Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052, sell to the highest bidder for ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Jersey County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff and in â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS ISâ&#x20AC;? condition. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in FHUWLÂżHGIXQGVDUHFHLSWRI6DOH ZLOOEHLVVXHGDQGRUD&HUWLÂżFDWH of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed XSRQFRQÂżUPDWLRQRIVDLGVDOHE\ the Court. Said property is legally described as follows:

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 7TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS RESIDENTIAL Village Capital & Investment, LLC PLAINTIFF Vs. Gregory W. Winslow a/k/a Greg W. Winslow; et. al. DEFENDANTS 2018 CH 24 NOTICE OF SHERIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 7/18/2018, the Sheriff of Jersey County, Illinois will on January 9, 2019 at the hour of 8:15AM at Jersey County Courthouse, 201 West Pearl Jerseyville, IL 62052, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Jersey and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 09-263-005-50 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1456 N Public Rd, a/k/a 105 S, Public Rd Fieldon, IL 62031 Sale terms: 10% down of the highHVW ELG E\ FHUWLÂżHG IXQGV DW WKH close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser QRW WR H[FHHG  LQ FHUWLÂżHG funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS ISâ&#x20AC;? condition. The sale is further subMHFWWRFRQÂżUPDWLRQE\WKHFRXUW

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The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. The judgment amount was $79,788.47. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the FRXUWÂżOHDQGWLWOHUHFRUGVWRYHULI\ this information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Shapiro Kreisman & Associates, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 ILNOTICES@logs.com (847) 291-1717 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I3106231 12.5, 12.12, 12.19

after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgageeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall UHFHLYH D &HUWLÂżFDWH RI 6DOH which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after &RQÂżUPDWLRQRIWKHVDOH7KHVXFcessful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the &RXUWÂżOHWRYHULI\DOOLQIRUPDWLRQ IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the FRXUW ÂżOH RU FRQWDFW 3ODLQWLIIÂśV DWWRUQH\&RGLOLV $VVRFLDWHV 3& : 1RUWK )URQWDJH 5RDG6XLWH%XUU5LGJH,/     3OHDVH UHIHU WR ÂżOH QXPEHU   I3105958

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT GREENE COUNTY, CARROLLTON, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as Trustee for Option One Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-1, Asset-Backed &HUWLÂżFDWHV6HULHV PLAINTIFF Vs. Donna L. Berry; et. al. '()(1'$176 2018CH7

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NOTICE OF SHERIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE OF REAL ESTATE 38%/,& 127,&( ,6 +(5(%< GIVEN that pursuant to a JudgPHQW RI )RUHFORVXUH DQG 6DOH entered in the above cause on WKH6KHULIIRI*UHHQH County, Illinois will on January 9, 2019 at the hour of 9:00AM at Greene County Courthouse, 519 1RUWK 0DLQ 6WUHHW &DUUROOWRQ ,/ 62984, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, &RXQW\ RI *UHHQH DQG 6WDWH RI Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 03-92-26-301-005 ,PSURYHG ZLWK 6LQJOH )DPLO\ Home &20021/<.12:1$6 55  57 ER[  &DUUROOWRQ ,/ 62016 6DOH WHUPV  GRZQ RI WKH KLJKHVW ELG E\ FHUWLÂżHG IXQGV at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial VDOH IHH IRU $EDQGRQHG 5HVLdential Property Municipality 5HOLHI)XQGZKLFKLVFDOFXODWHG at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to H[FHHG  LQ FHUWLÂżHG IXQGV is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate WD[HV VSHFLDO DVVHVVPHQWV RU VSHFLDOWD[HVOHYLHGDJDLQVWVDLG real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and LQÂł$6,6´FRQGLWLRQ7KHVDOHLV IXUWKHU VXEMHFW WR FRQÂżUPDWLRQ by the court.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT SCOTT COUNTY, WINCHESTER, ILLINOIS LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, PLAINTIFF, VS. KIRK L GRAHAM, DEFENDANTS. 17 CH 10 222 NORTH WALNUT STREET WINCHESTER, IL 62694 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 the Court in the above entitled cause on July 24, 2018, the Presiding Judge of Scott County will on January 8, 2019, in 1ST FLOOR COURTHOUSE LOBBY, at 11:00 AM, 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 Scott, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as VKDOO EH VXIÂżFLHQW WR VDWLVI\ VDLG Judgment: TAX NO. 06-29-206-050

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Semi accident closes I-72 By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press A 2004 truck-trailer combination overturned Thursday, Nov. 29 at 5 a.m. closing the west bound lane of I-72 for several hours. According to Illinois State Police reports, Thomas A. Lobb, 38, Montgomery, Mo., was east bound on I-72 when the truck he was driving went off the left-

hand side of the roadway, crossed the median and overturned, coming to rest across the westbound lanes of I-72. Cobb was taken by Pike County EMS to Hannibal Regional Hospital with minor injuries. He was cited for improper lane usage and failure to wear a seat belt. Assisting the ISP at the scene were: Pike County EMS, Barry Fire, and IDOT.

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By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press A 18-year-old former Pittsfield resident, now living in Mt. Vernon, was arrested Nov. 29 by Jefferson County authorities on a Pike County warrant.

Seth Colbert, 18, is charged with criminal sexual assault due to an incident that happened February, 2018. The warrant was issued as a result of a criminal investigation by the Pittsfield City Police Department. Bond on the warrant is $50,000.

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Dispositions Traffic Speeding ($120 unless noted): Nicholas I Crawford, 1/11/01, Baylis. Sadie L. Morton, 6/20.00, Pittsfield, $357, three months supervision. Triston J. Reub, 8/8/01, Barry, $357. James W. Smith, 6/2/96, Pleasant Hill. Jeffrey K. Stark, 5/28/58, Pittsfield, $357, three months supervision. Luke Summers, 2/13/65, Valley City, $357, three months supervision. Seat Belts ($60 unless noted): Justin E. Kindle, 8/8/86, Nebo. Kyle H. Myers, 12/31/82/ Rockport. Misdemeanor traffic: Dale Bennett, 3/18/33, Griggsville, improper left turn $407, 3 months supervision. Brandon M. Johnson, 4/12/87, Pleasant Hill, unlicensed, $407, three months supervision. Ciara R. Kendall, 11/06/90, Pittsfield, driving on a revoked license, $1,134, 12 months probation. Erin I McLaughlin, 11/22/77, Baylis, driving on a suspended license, $419, 30 days in jail. Ordinance violations:

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Buyers Licensing Act. He posted $1,500 cash bond and was released pending court appearance. Spencer A. Miller, 19, Rushville, was arrested Nov. 28 on a misdemeanor instate warrant. He posted $300 bond on a credit card and was released pending court appearance. Jessica J. Brokaw, 24, Pittsfield, was arrested Nov. 29 on a misdemeanor Pike County warrant with a bond of $400 and a small claims body attachment with a bond of $100. She posted cash bond and was released pending court appearance. Trenton L. Morrison, 22, Griggsville,was arrested Nov. 29 on a Pike County traffic warrant alleging failure to appear on charges of no license, no insurance. He posted $100 and was released pending court appearance. Annette L. Mulford, 50, Nebo, was arrested Nov. 30 on a charge of failure to appear on a Pike County misdemeanor warrant. She posted $250 and was released pending court appearance. Stephanie A. Grimsley, 29, Pleasant Hill, was arrested Nov. 30 on a Pike County traffic warrant alleging failure to appear on driving while suspended and having no insurance. She posted $200 and was released pending court appearance. Cody R. Still, 18, Beardstown, was arrested Nov. 30 on a felony Pike County warrant alleging failure to appear on burglary and aggravated assault charges. He is being held on no bond. Taylor A. Martin, 21, Pleasant Hill, was arrested Dec. 1 on a Pike County traffic warrant alleging failure to appear on failure to secure a child. Bond is $250; a misdemeanor Pike County warrant alleging failure to appear on illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor with a bond of $300; a misdemeanor Pike County warrant alleging failure to appear on a pay or appear on a criminal trespass to a residence with a bond of $200; a misdemeanor driving under the influence and an illegal transportation of alcohol by a driver charge. She remains lodged. Stacey L. Little, 41 Jacksonville, was arrested Dec. 2 on a Pike County misdemeanor warrant. She posted $100 cash bond. Richard A. Littlefield, 29, Pittsfield, was arrested Dec 2, on a traffic charge of operating an insured motor vehicle, misdemeanor resisting arrested, a felony sentencing and a misdemeanor sentencing. No bond was set. Justin T. Stoye, 21, Griggsville, was arrested Dec. 2 on a felony charge of aggravated assault and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrested. He is being held without bond. Has your charge been amended, reduced or dropped or have you been found not guilty? Email ppnews@campbellpublications.net to be considered for a status update on your court proceeding. Please include name and case number.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF ILLINOIS, PIKE COUNTY IN PROBATE ESTATE of CARL W. FORBIS, Deceased. No. 18-P-32 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Carl W. Forbis, of the City of Kinderhook, State of Illinois. Letters of Administration were issued on October 24, 2018, to Rona D. Forbis, 310 E. Spring St., Kinderhook, IL 62451, as Independent Administrator, whose attorney LV ,QJKUDP /DZ 2IÂżFHV  +DPSVKLUH6WUHHW6XLWH Quincy, Illinois 62301. The estate will be administered without Court supervision, unless under Section 28-4 of the Probate Act RI  DV DPHQGHG   ,/&6   DQ\ LQWHUHVWHG person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the clerk. Claims against the estate PD\ EH ÂżOHG LQ WKH 2IÂżFH RI the Clerk of the Court at the Pike County Courthouse, 100 E. Washington Street, 3LWWVÂżHOG ,OOLQRLV RU ZLWK WKH representative, or both, within six months from the date of ÂżUVWSXEOLFDWLRQRIWKLV1RWLFH on December 5, 2018, or, if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Section 18-3 of VDLG 3UREDWH $FW  ,/&6  WKHGDWHVWDWHGLQWKDW QRWLFH$Q\FODLPQRWÂżOHGRQ or before that date is barred. &RSLHV RI D FODLP ÂżOHG ZLWK the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within GD\VDIWHULWKDVEHHQÂżOHG Rona D. Forbis Independent Administrator

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Kristen D. Sealock, 12/9/94, $250, failure to register and/or vaccinate a dog. Misdmeanors: Kennedy L. Kaattleman, 12/20/94, Pittsfield, possession of drug paraphernalia, $2,467, 24 months supervision. Todd Vineyard, 1/7/70, Griggsville, disorderly conduct, $777, 24 months conditional discharge, one day in jail with credit for one day served. Felonies: Pamela J. Baxter,8/10/48, theft by deceptive practice, fines and restitution, $30,282, 48 months probation, 30 hours community service. Erin McLaughlin, 11/2/77, Baylis, guilty of child abduction, conceal or detain, $4,22, 30 months probation, 24 days in jail with credit for 12 days served; revoke or vacate probation, two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, with credit for 41days served, 30 months probation, 30 months of electronic monitoring. Loretta L Schwalb, 2/23/74, Barry, possession of methamphetamine, less than 5 grams, $3,139, 24 months probation, six days in jail with credit for three given, 24 months conditional discharge. HELP WANTED The Pikeland School District has a 2Âź-hours per day HOT LUNCH position open at Pikeland Community School. Applications are available at the Pikeland Board of Education OfďŹ ce, 512 S. Madison St., PittsďŹ eld, IL.

Police Beat The police records released by the Pike County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office include the following arrests and bookings. The records state that these are accusations and each individual is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Anthony W. Waters, 39, Pittsfield, was arrested Nov. 26 on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct and a felony Pike County warrant seeking to revoke or modify bail bond. Bond on the misdemeanor is $150 and $2,700 on the felony. He remains lodged. Roger L Daniels, 41, Pittsfield, was booked into the Pike County Jail as an Adams County inmate. He has been released. Brandy M. Hagaman, 36, New Canton, was arrested Nov. 27 on three felony warrants, two from Pike, one from Adams, all alleging failure to appear. Bond was $750, $400, $500. She was also arrested on a small claims warrant from Pike County. Bond was $300. She posted cash bond on all charges and was released pending court appearance. William B. Stolte, 39, Pittsfield, was arrested Nov. 27, on a misdemeanor instate warrant with a bond of $300, a misdemeanor Pike County warrant with no bond, a felony Adams County warrant alleging failure to appear on possession of methamphetamine charges,with a bond of $2,000 and new charges consisting of felony methamphetamine possession with a bond of $3,000 and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia with no bond. He remains lodged. Cody F. Leavell, 40, Baylis, was arrested Nov. 27 on a felony revocation of bail bond. He used a credit card to post $1,000 bond and was released pending court appearance. Jason K Sprague, 41, New Mexico,Mo., was arrested Nov. 27 on a felony Pike County warrant seeking to revoke probation. He posted $100 cash bond and was released pending court appearance. Dustry L. Embree, 23, Griggsville, was arrested Nov. 27 on a felony in-state warrant with a bond of $5,000, two felony instate warrants with no bond and a felony Pike County warrant alleging failure to appear with bond of $2,500. He remains lodged. Nicole L. Hare, 22, Griggsville, was arrested Nov. 27 on a misdemeanor Adams County warrant. She was released to Adams County in lieu of $300 bond. Donald D. Willis, 23, Springfield, was arrested Nov.27 on a misdemeanor Pike County warrant. He was released on a $300 recognizance bond. Raymond A. Burwinkel 39, Quincy, was arrested Nov. 27 on a felony revocation of bail bond. He posted $750 cash bond and was released pending court appearance. Dustin C. Lash, 34, Pittsfield, was arrested Nov. 28 on three felony in-state warrant and two misdemeanor warrants, relating to violations of the Illinois Timber

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Bonita Boone, treasurer of the St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Altar Society, present Carla Allen with a check for $500 for Pike County Unmet Needs.

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The Milton Christian Church held its chili cook-off Sunday evening and approximately 50 people showed up to sample eight different chilis. Left to right, Amelia Shriver and Layla Brink both sample the chili they made for the event. Winners were: Brink, best presentation; Adelee Shriver, best overall and Monte Smith, spiciest.

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Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Happening In and around Pike County Area BARRY NEBO Q Church of the Nazarene is presenting â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good News from Homeâ&#x20AC;? a Christmas Cantata. Instrumental prelude begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. Performed by: Nebo and Pittsfield Churches of the Nazarene.

PERRY Q American Legion Chili & Oyster Soup Supper is being held at the Larry Spencer farm Wednesday, Dec. 12, starting at 6:00 p.m. All veterans are welcome.

Q Meet and eat with St. Nick. Saturday, Dec. 15, 9-11 a.m. at the North Pike Fire Department. Breakfast, reindeer games, crafts, treats, visit with Santa. Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elves will be available to take children shopping at Rudolphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Store for a gift for a special loved one. Children can choose, purchase, and wrap gifts and can take home to be ready for the Christmas tree. PITTSFIELD QChurch of the Nazarene is presenting â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good News from Homeâ&#x20AC;? a Christmas Cantata. Instrumental prelude begins at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. Performed by: Nebo and Pittsfield Churches of the Nazarene.

Q Pike County Senior Citizens Center is hosting a fish fry Thursday Dec. 13, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Catfish or buffalo with 2 sides, bread, tea and dessert for $8. Carry out available. All ages welcome.

QPike County Senior Citizens Center is hosting Christmas Music Show Friday Dec. 5, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. featuring Tim and Tami Welch from Bluffs. $7 all ages welcome. Concessions open at 5:00 p.m.

Q The Abbie A. Hatch Chautauqua Circle is having a Dutch Treat Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 11, at the Senior Citizens Center. Joyce Cooley will report on the book The Signal Flame, by Andrew Krivak. Roll call will be â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you have a family member who is a veteran?â&#x20AC;? Q Becky Winner will be at the Findley Place, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. to sing Christmas carols. PLEASANT HILL QThe First Baptist Church is having a drive-through nativity scene Sunday, Dec. 9, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. located at 302 Parkview Dr. Q Junior High and High School Christmas program is Monday, Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m. in the small gym. Q Elementary School Christmas program is Thursday, Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m. in the high school gym. Q The Fourth of July committee is selling Scentsy to raise money for next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s celebration. Contact any committee member or Teresa Puterbaugh by Dec. 11. Q Be sure to check out the Collard Family Christmas Lights on Houston Street. The lights are synchronized to the radio station posted in their yard.

ONGOING Q Nazarene's Samaritans Closet 117 S. Memorial. New hours: Wednesday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Friday 3 - 6 p.m. Every 3rd Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. QChristmas Basket applications are available at the Pike Co. Government Buildingentrance way, Two Rivers Regional Office, or Pike Co. Senior Services at the Finley Place Apt. 400 W. Jefferson. They may be returned to the drop box at the Pike Co. Government Building, Two Rivers, or emailed to address at the bottom of application. All applications must be in by Nov. 30. If you would like to send a donation, the address if Pike Co. Christmas Basket 121 E. Washington St. Pittsfield, 62363. If you have any questions call Carla Allen (217) 285-2726 Q Meals Plus for Seniors serves lunch at noon, Mon. through Fri. at Findley Place. Over 60, meals are based on donations. Call Connie by 8:50 a.m. on the day you would like to make reservations at 217-285-6150. Milk and bread offered with every meal. Wednesday: Cranberry glazed pork loin, scalloped potatoes, broccoli and califlower, fruited Jello. Thursday: Honey lemon baked chicken, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, fruit crisp. Friday: Meat loaf, mashed potatoes w/gravy, buttered corn, pears and apricots. Monday: Brown sugar pork chop, country style potatoes, tossed salad w/dressing, fruit cocktail. Tuesday: Grilled chicken breast, parmesan noodles, broccoli, Hawaiian salad, juice. Wednesday: BBQ riblett, baked potato casserole, California blendd vegetables, peaches. QThe eighth year of Indoor exercise classes will begin Sept. 18 at 5 p.m. Classes will be held each Tuesday and Thursdays at the Pike County Senior Citizenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Building. QThe class of 1959 will meet for lunch the third Tuesday of each month at the Courtyard Cafe at 11 a.m. All classmates please come. Q Do you have an old cell phone you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use anymore? We will take all donated phones, even if they are damaged. They can be left at the Quanada in Pike County office at 941 W. Washington in Pittsfield. For further information, call 285-6119.  The Pittsfield Women's Club meets at noon the 4th Tuesday of the month. The meeting includes lunch and a program. Membership is open to all women in Pike County. For more information, contact Ann Rine at 217-285-1616. QCalvary Baptist Church of Pittsfield's Helping Hands is held every 3rd Saturday of month from 9-11 a.m. Q Pike County Senior Citizens Center Widows Support Group meets in the Shaw room every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. There also is a monthly card party/luncheon scheduled

for every 2nd Wednesday. The players play Pitch and Bridge and if you are interested please call the center at 217-285-4969. Q Home and Community Education (HCE) board meets the first Monday of each month. They will not meet in December. Visitors and members of HCE are invited to attend the 10 a.m. meeting at the Farm Bureau building. Come see the plans for the new year. Q The Springfield Vet Center is now offering Readjustment Counseling in Pittsfield. We are currently at the American Legion Post 152 every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Veterans and their families can schedule an appointment by calling 217-4924955 during normal business hours and asking for John Mizer LSW.

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Illini Hospital volunteers recently donated two chairs and a sofa to the Rural Health Clinicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Outpatient Therapy room. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The room has been used as a therapy room for quite a while, but they wanted some chairs in it to make the patient feel more comfortable,â&#x20AC;? volunteer coordinator Becky Freesmeyer said. Volunteers, back-row, left to right, are Wanda Martin, Judy Bauer, Joan Baughman, Donna Davidsmeyer, Joann Barton, Teresa Frazier, Sue Cox, Edna Baughman, Bonnie Bruce, Sue Yonikus, Linda Belford and Outpatient Clinic Therapist Care Coordinator Katharine Sanders. Middle-row, Norma Green, Mary Pfyl, Freesmeyer. Front row, Janet Boren and Maxine Wilder.

Q The class of 1961 will have lunch at the Cardinal Inn on the 3rd Friday of each month at noon. Classmates, Please attend. Q Bursting Bubbles foundation emotional support group on the first Tuesday of the month from 6-7 p.m. at the Barry YMCA and at Illini Hospital on the second Thursday of the month from 6-7 p.m. For more information call 217-335-2961. Q 12 Step Al-Anon Family Support Group for alcohol and narcotic addiction every Monday at 8 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Pittsfield (Breezeway entrance). For more information, call Betty at 217- 285-6191.

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Toys for Pike County Pact Head Start were collected at a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meet and Greetâ&#x20AC;? for three new Republican office holders, held at the Courtyard CafĂŠ Saturday morning, Dec. 1. Left to right are Pike County Sheriff David Greenwood, State Policeman Steve Schuwerk, Terra Schoenherr, Benjamin Boren, County Clerk Natalie Roseberry, Circuit Clerk Bryce Gleckler and State Policeman Travis Helkey.

QSet Free is a non-traditional recovery program for adults (ages 18+), based on doing life together. Join us for Set Free every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Pittsfield Assembly of God. There is free childcare, from birth-6th grade. Learn more: Set Free Recovery Group on Facebook.com. Q The Pittsfield Masonic Lodge meets the second Monday of every month at the Masonic Lodge. OUT OF COUNTY Q JWCC Heath Center Gallery to Feature Exhibit by Artist Janet McNulty beginning Nov. 12 through Jan. 4, 2019 at the lower level of the Paul Heath Fine Arts and Community Education Center on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. QThe First Christian Church, 117 W. Washington St., Mt. Sterling, will be having small group bible study on Sunday evenings starting Sept. 30th. We will eat at 5 p.m. with the Bible study to start at 5:45-6 p.m. Please call First Christian Church at 217-7733247 or Pastor Steve Surratt if you would like to be a part of the group.

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Pittsfield High School National Honor Society Induction was held Wed Nov. 28th in the Jon Robb Auditorium. Seventeen new members from the junior and senior classes were inducted into the society. Speaking at the induction was Mike Gerard, president of the Pikeland School Board. Members of the PHS NHS are, front row. left to right, Annabella Dorrity, Avery Lewis, Lauren Saxe, Kara Williams, Cherise Anderson, Rebekah Barton, Lainey TenEyck. Middle row: Anna Curless, Gretchen Wessel, Kameron Smithers, Alayna Scranton, Mckinley Jennings, Adelyn Cox, Madyson Lash, Emily Pursley. Third row, Lily Pepper, Isaac Amman, Nathan Hoover, John Scranton, Gabi Moore, Cody Collins, Madison Moore, Will Guthrie, Faith Reveal, Elliot Fox, Isaac Shaw, Sadie Ruble, Breanna Gratton, Iva Welbourne and Olivia Hobbs.

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