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everyone will pay it. Those opposed to the measure object to the added increase in Voters in Pike County will the cost of goods that those strughave the opportunity to vote in gling or on fixed incomes will March for a one cent sales tax have to pay. The money, like any other with the proceeds going to the four county school districts for sales tax, will be collected from merchants, sent to the state and capital projects. The plan to ask for the one then reimbursed to the districts cent sales tax was endorsed through the Regional Office of by three of the districts in the Education. Items that are exempted county. The Pleasant Hill school board decided to stay neutral on from taxation now will remain exempted, such the matter, as groceries and e x p l a i n i n g >>Pikeland prescription drugs they promand farm input ised their dis- could receive products, farm trict no new $450,000; equipment and taxation if the parts and titled c o m m u n i t y Western, items such as would approve cars, boats, ATVs, of them sell- $227,338; etc. ing bonds last GriggsvilleEach school year. district has differThe one Perry, $144,651; ent tax rates, but cent sales tax, Pleasant Hill, Paula Hawley, which would superintendent of be collected $77,988. Pikeland Schools, countywide says in her district, and distribthe one-cent sales uted among the four schools in the county tax would lower the taxes on a on a per-student basis, should $90,000 house by about $100 per collect approximately $900,000 year. The decrease would occur per year with Pikeland receiving as the district used the sales tax about $450,000; Western about to offset income now received $227,338, Griggsville-Perry, through property taxes. Law prohibits school boards $144,651 and Pleasant Hill, $77, from campaigning for or against 988. The tax has been accepted the measure. School districts in other areas as the property often have volunteers who visit tax relief many tax payers have clubs and organizations and pass sought for years. Proponents along information on the one have hailed the tax as being fair- cent tax. er than property taxes because (See, tax, A2) By beth zumwalt Pike Press

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Obituaries in this issue: Evans, Hansell, Howell, Suhling,

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Pittsfield firefighters Ed Knight, left, and Jason Thomas, load their department’s all terrain vehicle Thursday after the third call to a field fire near the Dyer farm in Hardin Township. Four area fire departments used more than 200 manhours but contained the burn to around 100 acres.

Brush fire produces fire-fighting marathon By beth zumwalt Pike Press A brush and field fire on the Dyer farm north of Nebo resulted in three different calls, more than 200 manhours and approximately 100 acres being burnt. According to Jason White, Pittsfield Fire Chief, his department was called out at 2 p.m. Wednesday and were on the scene until 7 p.m, The fire rekindled throughout the night and firefighters were called back to the scene

at 3 a.m. Thursday morning and stayed more than an hour. The third call came in at 1 p.m. Thursday. It is believed the fire started with a trash fire which, due to the wind and dry conditions those days, caused it to spread rapidly. In addition to Pittsfield, Pleasant Hill, Spring Creek and East Pike responded to the fire “Due to the cold, dry and windy day plus the rough terrain, we needed all the manpower we could get,” Jason Thomas, a member of the PFD,

said. Although the snow has temporarily halted the threat of any out-of-control burning, White still urges caution when burning outside. “Please be careful when burning outside. I know this sounds crazy with all the moisture recently, but the PFD and three other Pike County Departments were out six hours on a small fire that turned into 140 acres,” White said. “In these conditions it's hard on firefighters and equipment. Please use extreme cau-

tion when setting unnecessary fires.” Griggsville Fire Protection District, Baylis and North Pike were all called to a field fire the same day as the one in the county’s southern area. Few details were available but the fire was west of Griggsville, between the Maysville Blacktop and I-72, according to Brandon Bennett, a member of the Griggsville department. Pleasant Hill and Spring Creek also responded to a grass fire near the home of Cory Howland Jan. 25.

Sales tax could be win-win for Pikeland Pike schools run out of snow days By beth zumwalt Pike Press

A proposed one-cent sales tax could be a win-win for property tax owners in the Pikeland Unit 10 district as well as other school districts in the county. The one-cent sales tax will be on the ballot for the March primary elections. “If the one cent sales tax passes, property taxes will go down 20 cents the first two years the tax is collected, 2016 and 2017, and then an additional 30 cents the following four years for a total of 50 cents,” Paula Hawley, superintendent of the district, said Wednesday night at a special Pikeland board meeting. “In addition to

the reduction in property taxes, we would be able to air-condition South School and the high school.” Hawley said without the one-cent sales tax there would be no property tax reduction nor would the district be able to air-condition the district’s two oldest buildings. School officials have long wanted to air-condition the buildings because of lost educational time over early dismissals based on the heat in the fall and spring. “Plus there are a lot of kids in our district that have allergies and this would be purer air for them,” David Barton, president of the school board, said. “Those kids lose days due

to being sick.” The board recently received some rough estimates on airconditioning the two buildings. To air-condition South, the system would range from $540,000 to $690,000 with the most expensive unit also being the most efficient. In addition, installation at South would require ceiling removal. The ceilings at South have asbestos and removal would add about $150,000 to the project. Asbestos is not as much of a problem at the high school but it would require $45,000 for asbestos work and the air conditioning would run from $1,050,000-$1,240,000, again with the most expensive unit being the most efficient.

Total for both schools would cost $1,785,000 to $2,125,000. The sales tax would go a long way on paying for the project. “The money is allocated on a per-student basis,” Hawley said. “So money spent in Pittsfield by someone from Griggsville, will go to all Pike County schools,” Hawley said. If the one-cent sales tax passes, by law, the district can use only 80 percent of the funds collected to pay off debt. “In our situation that is about $400,000,” Hawley said. “We could use the other 20 percent for ongoing projects. There are always going to be roofs that need replaced and other projects that need to be done.”

Griggsville-Perry looks at potential projects By JEANETTE WALLACE Pike Press Griggsville-Perry School Board discussed potential plans for the 1 percent County School Facility Sales Tax at a special board meeting Wednesday, Jan. 29. “They just wanted some time to get together and just talk about that,” Andrea Allen, GriggsvillePerry superintendent, said. If the tax passes in March, schools can use the money gained only for certain projects included in the schools’ facilities fund. The money can’t be used for salaries, everyday cleaning supplies, etc.

It can, however, be used for air conditioning, updating fire prevention and security systems, and construction such as fixing roofs. “The roof on the high school is getting some age on it,” Allen. The board plans to set aside most of the money for emergency projects that might come up during the school year, but some of it will be used to put air conditioning in classrooms that don’t have it yet in the older section of the building in Griggsville. “We have a few classrooms… at the middle sections that are now in the older section and they are not air conditioned,” Allen said.

This causes problems in autumn when it’s still hot and school has to be let out because just a few classrooms don’t have air conditioning. If the tax passes, the school will also use money gained to do renovations of the agriculture shop to include life/health/safety guidelines. According to a study done by Stifel Nicolaus, Griggsville-Perry stands to possibly gain around $144,000 if the tax is passed in March but the true revenue levels are uncertain because the study was done in 2011. “They’re (the board) kind of taking a conservative approach

By beth zumwalt AND JEANETTE WALLACE Pike Press The persisting cold weather and problems caused by it have resulted in Pike County schools using up all their set aside emergency days. Western was out Monday and Tuesday, and GriggsvillePerry was out Tuesday due to harsh weather which makes the number of days they’ve cancelled school more than the number of days set aside for emergency days on the calendar. Despite this, GriggsvillePerry and Western Schools say the dates of graduation will stay as they are. “We won’t change our

graduation dates,” Andrea Allen, Griggsville-Perry superintendent, said. Griggsville-Perry’s eighth grade graduation will be Thursday, May 22 at 7 p.m. and high school graduation will be Friday, May 23 at 7 p.m. Western’s graduation will be Friday, May 24 at 2 p.m. Allen explained that the ceremonies will proceed whether the diplomas are passed out or not. If they aren’t, students will still go to classes until the last day. Neither Allen or Western’s temporary superintendent, Steve Goodman, believe there will be too much of a problem. (See, SCHOOLS, A2)

with that,” Allen said. Allen explained that the board hopes the tax will be passed because of all the projects that need to be done to improve the school. “If it doesn’t pass basically things will be left undone,” Allen said. Western School board has also discussed its plans for the County School Facility Sales Tax. If it is passed the tax will be used in a few different ways including matching grants through Illinois and abating some taxes. Western school board also discussed upgrading the school’s security systems.

Griggsville water line woes continue By JEANETTE WALLACE Pike Press The water lines in Griggsville have continued to show their age during the frigid weather this winter. “We had three breaks right in a row,” Kent Goewey, mayor of Griggsville, said about the problem the town faced Tuesday, Jan. 28. With those three issues, Griggsville has now suffered from ten breaks in their pipes. One of these breaks was a main

line and required the entire town’s water supply to be cut off for a while. Goewey explained that he and the others trying to solve the problem couldn’t get the valve on the line to work in order to fix it. They eventually had to cut that section of pipe out and replace it. The water line breaks have caused problems for the Griggsville-Perry school district, as well. When the main line broke Tuesday, a fire alarm went off in the school and students had to be evacuated. It

was soon discovered that the reason for the alarm was a low water level in the boiler. The school also had to use its last emergency day because of the break. So far, patching has been the only thing the town has been able to do because of the cold weather but Goewey has stated that as soon as spring comes around they will be doing everything they can to replace the water lines. The town has applied for a design grant through the state

of Illinois that would allocate money from both federal and state funds but the state has yet to announce who will be receiving the grant. Even if the city of Griggsville does not receive the money from the grant, Goewey says they will be working to fix the problem when the weather gets better. Griggsville city council members will discuss their options at the next council meeting Wednesday, Feb. 5. “Winter’s not over; I hope we’re done,” Goewey said. C

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Logan Evans has a blast during the third grade volcano project in Pam Sethaler’s third grade class at Griggsville-Perry. The class added vinegar to a solution of water, baking soda and dish soap to cause the eruption. For more volcano pictures see C1.


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(Continued from A1) Those in Pike who have shown interest in becoming a member of such a committee are: Brad and Stephanie Dehart, Charlotte and Roger Dunham, Mike and Trish Bradshaw, Sheila Davidsmeyer, Dan Borrowman, Jamie and Carrie Martin, Michael TenEyck,

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Firefighters peer into the attic of a house on West Adams Street Monday evening after a neighbor reported heavy smoke coming from the residence. According to firefighters, Carl Lawber lives at the home but was not there when the fire started. The house is owned by David and Becky McCartney and suffered moderate damage.

New alderman sworn in at Barry By MICHAEL BOREN Pike Press Scott Harris was sworn in by Mayor Pro Temp Steve Schultz at the Barry City Council meeting Monday night as alderman for Ward A. Harris replaces Dianna Martin, who died in December. Harris, who has lived most of his life in Barry, has previously served about three years on the Barry City Council within the past decade. Schultz, who has been on the city council for over 30 years, presided in the absence of Mayor Shawn Rennecker. He gave a report of a finance committee meeting that was held Jan. 15. The question was raised on whether the city should solicit bids for mowing this summer. Bob Dieker said, “We don’t have to take bids.” Debbie Harshman replied, “I think we should.” Harshman reported on a Jan. 7

meeting of the Parks & Recreation, Planning and Zoning committee. The committee recommended taking applications for swimming pool manager for the upcoming season. The committee reported some discussion about how to bring about closer cooperation between the YMCA and the Barry swimming pool. Jeff Hogge reported on a Water and Sewer Committee meeting that was held Jan. 30. The committee recommended extending a water main to the Maschhoff facility, if Maschoffs will pay the approximate $25,000 to $30,000 cost of the material, with the labor being accomplished by city employees. The committee also recommended the adoption of a newer water billing program by the city. The program, called “U. B. Max,” will cost more, but should be more efficient for the city. Public Works Director Melvin

Gilbert reported continued work on the water plant. He said, “There have been some small water lines frozen, but no major water main breaks— so far.” City Administrator Lance Kendrick gave an extensive report. He indicated that the city has purchased the Lister building, and is hoping to have bid documents soon for demolition. He said that 19 people had attended a recent Ward B planning meeting, and said that the Ward C planning meeting would be held the evening of Feb. 26. The council passed a resolution to continue to participate in the State of Illinois and federal surplus property program, and passed a revised telecommunications tax ordinance, which authorized the city to collect 1% of the total bill for any end user of land line telecommunications within the city. The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

PHS announces cast for April musical, ‘Shrek’ Everyone’s favorite ogre is coming to Pittsfield High School, as the PHS Drama Club announces its upcoming spring musical, “Shrek.” Junior Kyler Phillips plays the title character, who goes on a magical quest to save a princess in order to get his swamp back. Joining him on the quest is Donkey, played by sophomore D.J. Wintjen, who is always up for a joke or a good road trip. Once at the tower, Shrek meets Fiona, played by senior Caylee Miller, whose spunk and outspokenness make her much different from your typical princess. Also at the tower, the heroes run into the fire-breathing and gospel-singing Dragon, voiced by junior Alayna Mendenhall. The mastermind behind the quest is the villainous Lord Farquaad, played by sophomore Austin

Fine, whose power is immense but whose stature, sadly, is not. Other fairytale characters who seek Shrek’s help include Pinocchio, played by Madalene Davis; Gingy, played by Maddie Palmer; Fairy Godmother, played by Sylvia Robbins; the Wolf, played by Kody Freeman; the Witch, played by Savannah Hibbert; the Ugly Duckling, played by Allie Hoover; the Elf, played by Julie Mountain; the White Rabbit, played by Maggie Wright; and the Mad Hatte,r played by Aubrie Westmaas. Other famous fairytale groups caught in the mix are the three pigs, played by Eric Hammitt, Nich Lockhart, and Josh Greenwood; the three bears, played by Josh Del Rosario, Aly Graham, and Ellen Geiselman; and the three blind mice, played by Kaitlyn

Herald, Maggie Schacht, and Maddie Palmer. Rounding out the cast are the captain of the guard, played by Adam Borrowman; the captain, played by Gretchen Phillips; Queen Lillian, played by Samantha Clostermery; townspeople, played by Gena Mann, Mercedez Farmer, and Lauren Bauer; the Greeter, played by Aubrey Henderson; Young Shrek, played by Cade Corgiat; Young Fiona, played by Ellie Ten Eyck; and the Dwarf, played by Nolan Daniel. The performances will be in the PHS auditorium on Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 6, at 2 p.m. Tickets will be $8 for adults and $5 for students. Children 5 and under are free. The show is directed by Spencer and Kayla Boren.

(Continued from A1) If schools have to be cancelled or let out early due to weather the school can apply to the state for “Act of God” days. These are days are approved when the schools are closed for conditions which are beyond control of the district and the closing causes the school term to be less than the minimum amount of days. All five emergency days also must have been used to apply for an “Act of God” day. According to Goodman, If for some reason the school district is not approved for an “Act of God”

David Gay, Kurt and Michelle Hannant, Andi Henry, Gary Woods, Walker Filbert and Jeannie Goodman. “The committee members were asked as citizens in the community who support or have supported the schools over the years and who have an interest in seeing

the schools continue to be successful in each community,” Hawley said. “They all value education and want the best for their school communities.  Anyone else who is interested in working with the group can contact me at the Pikeland Board Office for more information.”

day and they are below the minimum amount of days for the term, the school could be penalized. The state can prorate that school district’s state aid. “It could cost you money is the bottom line,” Goodman said, but he explained that this situation is extremely rare. “I’ve never seen that in 40 years of being in the school business.” Both Pikeland and Pleasant Hill are also out of snow days. Pleasant Hill was not in school Monday, using their last day and Pikeland used its last day Tuesday in antici-

pation of the approaching storm. Ron Edwards, superintendent of Pleasant Hill, and Paula Hawley of Pikeland say they are confident the schools will be approved for Act of God days considering the bad weather. “It’s not like we are the only districts that have gone over,” Hawley said. “Everybody is in the same situation.” Neither Pleasant HIll nor Pittsfield have set graduation dates. Both say they traditionally do that in March, when much of the threat of weather days is past.

Two separate Milton incidents lead to arrests By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Two separate incidents in the Milton area last Tuesday resulted in arrests. The first incident occurred about 4 a.m. when Sheriff Paul Petty attempted to stop a car, bearing Missouri license plates on 460th Avenue in rural Milton. According to Petty, the vehicle pulled to the side of the road and the two of the occupants attempted to flee on foot but were apprehended. Methamphetamine and hypodermic syringes were located during the stop. Jacob A O’Neal, 30, Bowling Green, Mo., the driver, was arrested for driving while license suspended. He was also arrested on a Pike County traffic warrant and a felony out of state warrant. Further charges are

expected following review by the state’s attorney. The second incident occurred later that day, about 9 a.m., when the Pike County Sheriff’s Department, the Illinois State Police General Investigation Unit and the West Central Drug Task Force conducted a search warrant of a residence on Pittsfield Street in Milton. Numerous items were found during the search, including methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and stolen property. Arrested as a result of the search were; Jody W. Smith, 36, of Milton for possession of methamphetamine. Christopher D. Fulmer, 42, of Pearl for possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with

intent to deliver.  John W. Harrison, 35, of Annada, Mo. for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and an outstanding warrant of arrest from Pike County, Mo.  Two other persons were present inside the residence at the time of search and were released pending review by Pike County State's Attorney's Office.  "We have been dealing with a growing concern of ICE moving into our communities,” Sheriff Paul F. Petty said. “This particular investigation has enabled us to identify the direction it is coming from and those involved in the delivery to our neighborhoods.  We will continue our efforts in interrupting the flow of this drug into our county and make every effort to identify those responsible."

Here’s what to do if stuck in a car wash By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press You only have to get stuck in a car wash once to figure out what to do the next time and a part-time Pittsfield resident has learned. Judy Swanson Block thought Sunday, Jan. 26 would be a good day to wash her car. “It was up in the 50s and I had driven on some gravel roads,” Block said. “I was going to a funeral, so I thought I should clean the car up a bit.” Block pulled into the car wash on West Washington and inserted her money and was signaled by the automated machine to pull forward. “I did and the door closed behind me and my car was sprayed with sudsy water, but then stopped,” she said. “I thought maybe it was how it was supposed to work.” Block, who lives full time in Washington D. C., says she rarely washes her car there and never in a car wash. “With the crazy parking in Washington, it is hard to find and expensive, so we don’t drive our car a lot,” she said. “We

usually let the rain wash it or we wash it by hand at our house.” Block said she was afraid to open the door, for fear the machine would kick in and she would be drenched. So she sat and waited and waited. “A woman who was behind me, walked around to the front of the car wash and said I should pull forward,” Block said. “I did and I felt my car get into a grove so I stopped and waited and then the front door closed.” Block said after waiting a few more minutes, she reached for her cell phone to call a friend and got no answer. “I left a message for him to call me back with any ideas,” she said. “I called another friend and they weren’t home either.” By this time Block was getting anxious so she called 9-1-1. “I told them I was in the car wash and couldn’t get out,” she said. “They said they would send somebody.” Block said just as she hung up from 9-1-1, the door opened and the light turned green. “I had never noticed the light before,”

she said. “ In Washington, you drive your car onto a conveyor belt and just ride it through.” Block pulled out of the car wash, her car still covered in suds. “There was man at the handbays in the back and I asked him how to do that,” Block said. “He told me if I would put the money in, he would do it for me. I wish I had gotten his name.” Robert Smith, who owns Best Systems, says Block is not the first person that has had that happen. “We had one earlier this year and one a year or two ago,” Smith said. “If the power flickers or goes out that will cause the computer to reset and it takes a few minutes.” Smith said there is an attendant on duty at both of Best Systems car washes at all times, except Sunday, when the attendant rotates back and forth between the two. “There is a emergency button near the door,” Smith said, saying he was sorry Block had problems. “She could have pressed that at any time and the doors would have opened and the washer would have stopped. It’s a big red button.”


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Joanne Evans Joanne Evans, 84, died Sunday Feb. 2, 2014 at The Villa in Sherman. Joanne was born Oct. 23, 1929 in Griggsville the daughter of Frank and Ruth Daniels Birch. She married Greg Evans Oct. 25, 1947; he preceded her in death Dec. 26, 1982. Joanne was a career lady. She worked at King Milling Co and Griggsville Schools for many years. Joanne and Greg started Evans Insurance Agency in the early 60’s and operated until 1985. In 1985 she moved to Sherman and worked at Community Bankers Association and then joined her daughter Carole in her businesses until she retired in 2010. She had a wonderful life. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. She is survived by three children, Vickie (John) Newman of Sherman, Mike (Debbie) Evans of Pittsfield, and Carole (Pat) Keating of Sherman. Six grandchildren, Scott (Aline) Newman of Alexandria, Va., Brian (Ashley) Newman of Darien, Jeffrey (Heather) Evans of Griggsville, Erin (Ryan) Howland of Pittsfield, Michael Grigiski and Morgan Grigiski of Sherman. Six great-grandchildren, Carter, Natalie, Grace Newman, Oliver and Filson Newman, and Avery Howland. And several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Norma Jean Connour and brother Ralph Birch. Cremation rites have been accorded by Airsman-Hires Funeral Chapel in Griggsville. The family will receive friends Saturday Feb. 8, from 2 until 4 at Boondocks at 2909 N. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, and Sunday Feb. 9 from 2 until 4 at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Chapel in Griggsville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sherman Fire Department or the Griggsville Cemetery Association In care of the funeral home.

Elzo W. Hansell Elzo W. Hansell, 91, Pittsfield and formerly of Nebo, died Jan. 31, 2014 at Eastside Healthcare in Pittsfield. He was born April 22, 1922, the son of Gilbert and Francis Stroop Hansell. He married Melba I. Smith July 15, 1944 and she preceded him in death May 27, 1995. Surviving are two daughters, Jean Braye of Springfield and Janet (husband Greg) McKee of Pleasant Hill, one son, Eldon (wife Leann) Hansell of Jacksonville, four grandchildren, Eric Hansell, Brian Hansell, Melissa Hansell, and Barrett McKee, six great-grandchildren, Ethan Hansell, Evan Hansell, Eli Hansell, Tanner McKee, Jeanna Nault, and Ella McKee. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, seven sisters, Flossie Hansell, Viola Baylis, Golda Reel, Blanche Hand, Norma Hale, Opal Houchins, and Leori Hansell, and two brothers, Gilbert Hansell, and Jake Hansell. Elzo drove the milk truck for the cheese factory in the late 40’s and early 50’s, he cut timber with his dad and brother, Jake, He worked at Bergman Meat Packing from the mid 60’s until his retirement. He loved refinishing and repairing furniture as a hobby for many years. He loved going to yard sales and auctions. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield with burial following in Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Visitation was held Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Pike County Hospice or Nebo Church of Nazarene. Condolences may be left online at www. airsman-hires.com.

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As the largest organ of the body, the skin should be well cared for and protected. Winter can pose a host of challenges for those who typically experience dry skin at this time of year. Between dropping and fluctuating temperatures and low humidity, it is easy for skin to feel the negative effects of the season. Most people experience dry skin in the winter because during this time, skin doesn't produce enough moisture to compensate for the drier air and lack of moisture. If dry skin is neglected, it can become red, flaky and itchy. Dry skin patches can develop into a more serious inflammation called dermatitis; and once the protective skin is disrupted by dermatitis, the skin is more susceptible to bacterial, yeast or fungal infections and allergic reactions on the skin. In spite of the harsh winter elements, this season does not have to take a toll on your skin. You can carry out a preventive skincare regimen that

Walter R. Suhling, Jr Walter R. Suhling, Jr., 89 of Perry, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 at Heritage Health, Therapy and Senior Care in Mt. Sterling. He was born July 24, 1924 in Calhoun County, the son of Walter R. and Mary Blanche Christner Suhling. He married Mary Frances Wilson August 14, 1948 at the First Christian Church in Mt. Sterling and she survives. Walter retired in 2006 from Dot Foods, Inc. after 20 years as an over-the-road driver.  Prior to that he was engaged in farming, attained the position of captain of a barge for a barge line in Havana and worked for a local John Deere dealership for many years. He graduated from Kampsville High School with the class of 1942. Mr. Suhling was a veteran of World War II having served his country in the United States Navy where he attained the rank of Motor Machinist’s Mate Second Class. Walter was a former member of the First Christian Church in Mt. Sterling.  He was more than 50 year member of the Perry American Legion Post # 1040, the Perry Masonic Lodge #95 A.F. & A.M. and the Pittsfield Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star #195.  Walter was devoted to the village of Perry where he served as the Perry village clerk, was a member of the Perry Fire Department and served on the Perry School Board for several years. Survivors include his wife Mary Suhling of Perry.  Four children: Walter R. Suhling III and his wife, Diana, of Griggsville; W. Roger Suhling of Mt. Sterling, Mary Ellen Craig, husband Paul and Peggy Perry, husband Ed, of Mt. Sterling.  Eight grandchildren: Tracy Flowers and her husband Jamie, Jeri Lyn Howell and her husband Booky, Reggie Suhling, Kimber Martin and her husband Michael, Kellen Craig, Kollin Craig and his wife Brittany and Joseph and Maddy Perry. 4 great-grandchildren Makenzie Flowers, Ethan and Evan Howell and Hattie Martin also survive along with 1 sister-in-law Corda Lee Suhling of Pittsfield, two nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Cherry Lyn Suhling and one brother Joseph Adrian Suhling. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Ken Bradbury officiating. Burial was in the Wilson Cemetery in Perry.  A military service will be conducted at the graveside. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.   Friends may also call from 8:00 a.m. until the time of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Wilson Cemetery, North Pike Fire Department or the Perry Masonic Lodge # 95 A.F. & A.M. Condolences for the family may be left on line at www.hendrickerfh. com. The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.

Violet Howell Violet Howell, 92, Pittsfield died early Monday morning Feb. 3, 2014 at East Side Rehab in Pittsfield. She was born May 29, 1921, in Hadley to James Samuel Olen and Nora Bell Easley Hastings. She married George Ray Howell Nov. 15, 1938 in Palmyra, Mo. Ray died Dec. 2, 1994. They were the parents of four children. Larry Ray, Judy, Brenda and Eddie Howell. Survivors include: Judy(Gary) Constable, and George Edward (Eddie) Howell; seven grandchildren: Michelle(Michael) McKee, Angela(Terry) McEuen, Scott (Amanda)Constable, Billy(Sue), Brian, Bradley Miller and Bridget Lord; 22 great grandchildren and two greatgreat grandchildren.  A sister Florence Lierly also survives. Violet was preceded in death by her husband Ray, a son Larry Ray Howell (in infancy), a daughter Brenda Myers, a great- grandson Levi Tucker McEuen, her parents and 11 brothers and sisters.  Vi dedicated her whole life to loving and taking care of Eddie, Always making him - her top priority. Unselfishly she loved her entire family, watching over and caring for all of them. She worked for Brown Shoe almost 20 years doing a variety of jobs; she also worked as a waitress, and did ironings for many Pittsfield residents.She was a wonderful cook and loved things from the garden and raising animals. Violet called Calvary Baptist Church, her home church, even though she was unable to attend. She made many life-long friends there. She loved chatting with her telephone buddies. she took great pride in her pretty yard ornaments, her home and her family. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday Feb. 6, at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Burial will be in Blue River Cemetery near Detroit. The family will meet with friends from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to Blessing Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.airsman-hires.com.

will help you avoid dry, cracked and uncomfortable skin. Here are some easy and effective tips to help keep your skin happy and healthy during the winter season: n Keep bathing or showering to 10 minutes, using warm - not hot - water. Hot water can dry out your skin by allowing moisture to escape, while breaking down the lipid barriers. n Use mild soaps or soap-free cleansers. Many soaps strip important lipids and oils from the outermost layer of skin and can often contain ingredients that are damaging to the skin. n Avoid excessive handwashing or excessive use of hand sanitizers. Alcohol-based sanitizer in particular can be very tough on skin due to the fact that it dissolves oil, which can leave the skin feeling dry, chapped and irritable. n Moisturize thoroughly after bathing or handwashing, while skin is wet, with an ointment, cream or lotion.

Moisturizers work best when they're applied to skin that is wet or damp. They help to seal in the moisture and keep the skin looking and feeling healthy. "There are a good number of effective skincare products on the market to help consumers combat dry skin during this time of year, such as Lac-Hydrin Five, a reasonably priced, gentle, alpha-hydroxy lotion which restores moisture to the skin by hydrating the skin's natural barrier," says dermatologist Avery S. Kuflik, MD. Other causes of dry skin at this time of year include certain fabrics commonly found in warm winter clothing, such as wool, and central heating systems found in homes, which can reduce the humidity in the air and dry out the skin. Humidifiers are useful devices to have at home because they increase moisture levels in the air, which helps the skin. They also promote a variety of other health benefits.

Boomers embrace technology to facilitate more graceful aging Generation X and Millennials get credit for being the most tech-savvy generations, but a growing group of baby boomers are demonstrating that the generation gap has nothing to do with digital know-how. Folks 50 and older are embracing technology to help them age more gracefully than ever. Whether they're using devices to hear better in challenging situations, or social media to reconnect with friends they've not seen since high school, baby boomers are demonstrating they're not afraid to use technology to make life easier. Here are a handful of ways boomers are using technology: n Coping with auditory challenges - In our noisy, fast-paced society we commonly encounter many situations - such as a business meeting, family gathering or phone call - in which hearing may be difficult, even for people who don't need a specialized hearing aid. Savvy boomers are using a Bluetooth-enabled amplification device to discretely improve volume and clarity in a variety of challenging environments. n Relationship management - Four in five people age 50 to 75 are active on social media, and of them 75 percent are on Facebook, according to a survey by technology security company McAfee. Boomers use social media - including professional sites like LinkedIn - to reconnect with friends from high school or college, maintain contact with family and friends, date, build professional connections and develop personal interests. n Managing investments - Approaching retirement

can make boomers feel driven to maximize their investment returns. Yet not everyone has access to or can afford working with a financial planner. Many boomers use online investing tools to fill knowledge gaps and build their nest eggs. From in-depth information on tax-deferred or tax-free investment products to online brokerage accounts, technology has made it easier than ever for the 50-plus set to save toward retirement. n Catching up on their reading - Changes in vision are a natural part of aging, and it's not uncommon for people to need some help reading their favorite novels. Yet traditional compensation tactics, like wearing reading glasses or choosing large-print books and periodicals, shout "fogey." E-readers, however, are cool - and allow boomers to enjoy their favorite reading material at the type size that's easiest for them to read. n Staying healthier for longer - Boomers have rewritten history in many ways, and not the least among them is their determination to stay as active and healthy as possible into their old age. An array of fitness technology - from pedometers to in-home gym equipment that tracks BMI and heart rate - is helping boomers achieve their fitness and wellness goals. From devices that improve hearing clarity to online tools that help them better manage their finances, baby boomers are using technology to ensure they enjoy life and remain active and healthy well into their golden years.

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This Week's

Poll Question Week of Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Leno is finishing up Q: Jay his last week on “The

Our View Sales tax

Tonight Show.”

A. There’ll never be a host as good as Jay. B. I’m looking forward to Jimmy Fallon. C. Remember Conan – Jay will be back!

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Last week's poll results This Sunday, the Broncos and Seahawks will meet in the Super Bowl.

The conversation has begun.

A. I’m looking forward to the game. B. I’m looking forward to the ads. C.I’m looking forward to the food table. 4. All of the above.

In March, Pike County voters will be asked to approve a 1% sales tax to benefit all county school districts. School boards are beginning to lay out plans on how they would use the new revenue stream. The law restricts uses of the tax income to building-related projects. Some districts also plan to pay off past indebtedness. Pikeland Unit 10 is looking at an air-conditioning project to make the brick ovens of Pittsfield High School and South School more livable and teachable during the sometimes scorching days of August and September. The Griggsville-Perry district also has an area in need of cooling. Voters, however, need to do more than assess their reaction to the project proposals. They need to get out pencil and paper and do some good old-fashioned math. At its heart, the sales tax initiative seeks to capture revenue from everyone who finds a reason to visit Pike County. Districts will have the opportunity to reduce existing property taxes based on this new revenue stream.

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ilarious! That’s always the only word that comes to mind when I think of Larry’s first golf experience. He was invited to meet his brother-in-law at a golf course while on vacation. They met at the club and proceeded to pay for the round when he was met by a gentleman who had a British accent. With nose slightly pointed to the sky, the gentleman kindly let Larry know that he would not be able to wear his tank top while playing. (I’m already laughing) Larry, stunned, (not only because he was an “Amuricun” and a Tennessean), proceeded to let the gentleman know that he would just purchase one of their shirts. After browsing the selection, he quickly realized that his wife would not be pleased if he took his house payment and used it on one shirt.

He returned, still sporting his tank top, and told the gentleman that he could not pay so much for a shirt. So, once again, using his nose as an aiming device, he let Larry know that he could rent a shirt. Larry said “Great!” and handed the man ten dollars. To which the clerk replied, “Sir, we cannot take cash. We must have a credit card in case you do not return the shirt.” Larry pulled out his credit card (to the surprise of the gentleman) and paid for the rented shirt and then walked around the eighteen hole golf course, for five hours, with a shirt on that read, “this shirt, property of #### golf club.” (Nah, I actually made up that part about what the shirt said). Now you know why I say hilarious! I don’t want to take us down from the humor of this story too much. It is what it

is. And it really has given me a good laugh for the better part of twenty years. But I just couldn’t help but wonder how many times we church folk come across as this British gentleman. First of all, we assume that everybody knows what we do and how we do it. We think they know when to stand up, sit down, and what to do with that little cup and that little white tasteless saltine. But not only do we assume everyone should know, even worse, we stop people at the door with our unbiblical attendance requirements. Unfortunately many churches have made it harder to get into their building than into God’s kingdom. But just because this is the case, it doesn’t give us license to neglect it. Just find one that doesn’t do this….. or change yours. Maybe put a sign up that says “Tank

Tops Welcome.” The irony of this story is that Larry’s dad first came to the church I pastored many years ago. He was a cussing sailor. I remember the first Sunday he was there. He sat on the second row – in a tank top. A few months later he became a follower of Jesus Christ. That may not be hilarious, but isn’t that amazing!? –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ■ Gary Miller is an outdoorsman from Harrowgate, Tenn. gary@outdoortruths. org.

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veryone is happy when they are engaged, even those who will eventually divorce. The feelings people have going into marriage do not predict the future of the relationship. Therefore I recommend that everyone get good premarital education. Here at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa., I tell my Foundations of Psychological Science students this every semester. I convey to them it is the most important thing I will tell them all semester. A group in Colorado is working to get an initiative onto the November ballot to require couples to get premarital education. It is further hoped that such initiatives will get passed in other states. I hope the proposals fail to pass. Good, evidence-based, premarital education works. By evidence-based, I mean programs that are founded on scientific evidence and have been scientifically tested. Two such examples are P.R.E.P. and Prepare/Enrich. Not all premarital education programs are evidence based. On average, couples who participate in evidence-based programs are happier and

more satisfied during the first few years of marriage, when divorce risk is at its highest, than couples who do not complete such programs. As a society we will benefit if more people seek good premarital education. That children do best when raised by two happily married parents is one of the most robust findings in social-science research. Just as it is recommended that people get annual physicals, marital health would be better if people checked the health of their marriage before problems arise. Ideal times for additional education are before the birth of the first child and when the children leave home. These life transitions present new challenges for which new skills can be learned. Most Americans, even those who are not particularly religious, want to get married in churches. The Marriage Savers organization encourages churches in communities to unite by requiring good premarital education of everyone who gets married in a church. These communitywide marriage policies have been shown

to dramatically reduce divorce rates. Note that these policies are adopted by churches freely without coercion. Note too that couples who object to premarital education are free to have a non-church wedding or to have their wedding in a community where the churches do not require premarital education.      The research evidence is quite convincing. Good premarital education programs improve people’s lives. Yet I am strongly opposed to the ballot initiative on two grounds. First, I am concerned about liberty. When government forces us to do things that experts say are good for us there will be no end to government intrusion in our lives. Think of all the things that are supposed to be good for us: reading, eating vegetables, saving for retirement, meditating, and the list goes on.  How much documentation about how many activities do we need to provide to government officials so they know we are doing things for our own good? Second, when the government begins

requiring premarital education, it can begin regulating the content of the education. If you, like me, would like to see far more people get good premarital education, be careful what you wish for! Today we are free to base our programs on what science shows to be effective. We do not need government officials to determine what our programs should and should not include. Marriage is a great institution. It is not only the best situation for raising kids; on average married people are happier, healthier, and wealthier than those who are not. Premarital education programs improve people’s odds of obtaining the bountiful blessings of a good marriage. The product is great. We may need better marketing, but we do not need the government to coerce people to buy our product. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Dr. Joseph J. Horton is professor of psychology at Grove City College Grove City, Pa., and a researcher on Positive Youth Development with The Center for Vision & Values.

Pickings from pike’s past

100 Years ago: Higbee High School nearly destroyed 125 Years Ago Jan. 31, 1889 The Pittsfield bank opened up Saturday with its capital of $30,000 in clean cash in its safe, as certified by the state auditor, and fully prepared for business. It is the first bank in the state to organized under the new law, by which it is required to publish quarterly reports of its condition. It has been somewhat cold during the past week, but yesterday was a most lovely spring day. The fisherman and others in the ice business are longing for the Illinois river to block. From appearances now we will not get any ice. We are pleased to learn that the salary of R.T. Hicks, cashier of the First National Bank, has been boosted $300. Good, he deserves it. From Griggsville, Mrs. A. H. Dean writes us about a fine brood of chickens hatched Christmas that has run all winter without the loss of one. Thanks for the

invitation to have fried chicken in the spring. From Dr. Duffield we learn that Mrs. Schonhart, an elderly widow of Martinsburg, was kicked in the back of the head by a mule so severely, as to fall unconscious. Her scalp was badly cut, but the wound was not serious. 100 Years Ago Feb. 4, 1914 Pittsfield’s new $40,000 school building built in 1908 and known as the Higbee High School building had a mighty close call from being destroyed by fire Saturday afternoon. The building was saved by the splendid fight put up by the local volunteer fire company, of which Bill Johnson is chief. The interior of the building was damaged to the extent of about $10,000 and some 35 windows were broken out. Dr. Walter Bowman, of Pleasant Hill, 26 years old and a prominent veterinarian,

died at his home Thursday from lockjaw, contracted when his slight wound came in contact with trousers worn while he was treating a horse for lockjaw. The wound was treated for several days, but the victim died in terrible agony. There were 262 at Sunday school at the Pittsfield Christian church. Let us make it 300 next Sunday. Snow fell here Friday to the depth of six inches. It was about the only real storm of the winter, and was general all over the county. By the bright sunshine and mild weather which followed, the snow has about all disappeared, leaving the roads in a bad condition. Strauss and Brother’s great sale—tremendous price slaughter. We offer Hart Schaffner and Marx suits at $10, overcoats $10; boy’s knickerbocker knee pant suits, $3.75 to $5, and ladies’ coats $3.75 to $15. A letter from Senator Thomas Worthing-

ton is to the effect that the Sny Levee District is almost certain to receive $300,000.

75 Years Ago Feb. 1, 1937 Swirling snow driven by a northeast wind piled up drifts here in the biggest snow in years, which made practically all roads impassable. Pittsfield was virtually the “end of the line” as far as eastbound traffic on routes 36 and 54 was concerned. One-way traffic to Jacksonville was finally opened up around 9 p.m. Monday night, as several snow plows became stalled in efforts to keep the roads open Sunday night. Snow totals ranged from 10 to 12 inches. In the most exciting game played here this season, the Pittsfield Saukees staged a surprise comeback Friday night and defeated the fast Milton Mustangs 35-29. The score was tied five times and the lead (Pickings CONTINUED ON A5)

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The Coonridge Digest: Freida Marie Crump

The ties that bind aren’t always digital Greetings from the Ridge If you’ve spent any time around little girls you’ve seen it happen. Four little sweethearts and three of them own the same sort of doll. They bring them to school or church or the playground on the same day and although they don’t mean to leave out little Suzie who doesn’t own such a doll, she’s excluded. No one’s being mean, not a negative word is said, but because the three have something precious in common, Suzie is removed an emotional inch or two away from the group. De facto separation. Sometimes our mouths need a Conceal and Carry law. I have a tongue that I always carry and need to keep concealed more often. When our group meets for coffee every afternoon I am forever spouting about whatever I’ve seen on Facebook that morning and most of our group join in with their own stories, completely forgetting that not everyone has been bitten by the FB bug. This socalled social media has had the opposite effect of actually de-socializing. I can remember my grandmother talking about the installation of the first phones down her stretch of country road. As with all new technology, not every bought into the idea at first and a few of her neighbors opted out. “I felt so bad,” she said. “Used to be when there was

a death in the neighborhood we’d hurry off to tell our friends down the road and they’d hustle to start baking pies and spreading the news to others.” Then she told about the death of a particular neighbor who passed away and the rural party line was the quickest way to let everyone know. “We showed up at the home of the deceased man’s family and spent the day, but Stella wasn’t there.” Stella was the area’s most loving caregiver along with being the queen of peach pies. “She didn’t have a phone and no one thought to go tell her. The poor lady was devastated.” I asked Grandma what she did. She said, “I wanted to go home and rip my phone out of the wall.” We all know some folks who are just plain crass and unfeeling. They talk about a movie assuming that everyone in the world has seen it or a book that surely you’ve read but you haven’t. Whatever car they drive is the one that everyone must have, and when they go traveling they come back extolling the beauty of the place completely unaware that not everyone has visited there. There’s little help for people like this. But for the rest of us . . . those with at least a whiff of sensitivity in our souls, there’s no excuse. The entire world is not connected to email or Facebook or whatever next week’s fad may be, and as soon as you think you’re the most highly-wired citizen of your little circle, someone will find a way go one-up on you in a few days. I still have friends who wonder how I can live my life without my cellphone by my side.

pickings (continued from A4) seesawed back and forth. The Farmers State Bank of Pittsfield observed quietly, on Wednesday last, its 50th or Golden Anniversary. The bank was first located in what had been the George Grove Harness Shop, now the east half of its present quarters. Mary Lou is a friendly dark haired lass, with snappy brown eyes. She is the charming little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Harpole of Nebo, and was five years old January 18. Roger, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hatcher of Pearl, has been ill the past week. 50 Years Ago Feb. 5, 1964 Over 1,200 fans crammed every corner of the Pleasant Hill gym to see the rematch between Pleasant Hill and Griggsville. The Wolves, led by Bob Robertson, dominated the game 80-56. Robertson had 24 rebounds and 27 points in one of his finest performances. Larry Forgey on defense held Val Rumple to 17 points. The Wolves are now 15-1 on the season and Griggsvile is 15-2, with both of their losses at the hands of Pleasant Hill.

The wedding of Jo-An Musgrave, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilmot Musgrave of New Salem, and James McIntire, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry McIntire of rural Pittsfield, was solemnized at the Methodist Church in Griggsville Sunday afternoon, February 2, with the Reverend Prentice Douglas officiating. Jon Robb has scored another hit with the production of “The Happiest Millionaire” put on by fourteen members of the PHS junior class on Thursday and Saturday nights last week. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Zumwalt and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Richards of Hartford spent the weekend at their homes in Martinsburg and called on Mr. and Mrs. Parker Zumwalt and Parkie. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ferguson and sons of Canton, Mo. spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents and sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Dimmitt and daughters. Bill is completing his studies at Culver Stockton College. 25 Years Ago Feb. 1, 1989 Farmers State Bank celebrated

its 100th anniversary last Thursday and Friday. The bank directors are Lewis M. Grigsby, Jr., Dr. Frederick Berry, Dr. Frank J. O’Connell, Walt Mueller and Lewis M. Grigsby, Sr. Although Barry and West Pike entered into cooperative academic and sports programs last fall with some doubts, the results have been a rousing success. Is your CD maturing? First Bank offers 8.25% on a 36-month Certificate of Deposit. Raymond and Ellen Wade of Florence can visit five of their six grandchildren when they go to the Illinois College Campus. Their grandchildren – Vicki Farmer, Tammy Wade, Brian Wade, Steve Wade and Lynn Farmer – are all attending IC. The Pittsfield Saukee Indian grapplers ended the 1988-89 season with the best record in the history of the sport at PHS, with 11 wins and 8 losses. Coach Curt Simonson said, “If certain injuries had not occurred, a 15-4 record would have been very realistic.” Tony Baker, sophomore transfer from Indiana, received his first Saukee varsity start Friday night against Rushville, and led the team in scor-

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But if technology is supposed to help us increase our connectivity, then

let us not purposely disconnect with the ones we love the most because we simply aren’t being mindful.

I can ignore them. I have two advantages: I’m old and I’m tough. But if technology is supposed to help us increase our connectivity, then let us not purposely disconnect with the ones we love the most because we simply aren’t being mindful. Let’s not let our connectivity cause us to disconnect with those whom we love the most. Not a happy moment, but one that sticks with, happened a few months ago when a lady in our church came up and said, “I heard you were sick. I’m so sorry and I feel badly because I didn’t know it. Our church used to have this phone chain but now you’ve got to be connected to the Internet. I’m not connected. I’m really sorry.” There was no bitterness in her voice, just an apology. And of course it was I who should have been offering the regret. She was the type of gal who you want praying for you no matter your ailment, but we had unthinkingly excluded her from our family. No one meant to do it. It was simply inattention on our part. There’s an interesting and exciting trend sweeping the nation and the world. The founders call it “Mindfulness,” a program teaching the participants the ability

ing with 18 points before fouling out at the end of the third quarter. 10 Years Ago Feb. 4, 2004 JIREH Inc., a tire retreading operation in Barry, has been approved for a $150,000 low-interest loan through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Currently the business has 16 employees and retreads about 75 tires per day. The New Generation of Caring Campaign at Illini Community Hospital received a gift of $50,000 from Farmers State Bank. Lew Grigsby Jr., bank president, presented this contribution to Connie L. Schroeder, hospital president/CEO, Friday, Jan. 23. The Illini Community Health Care Foundation board has named Patricia McIntosh, of Peoria, as the executive director, responsible for administering and managing all aspects of the foundation. McIntosh and her husband, John, lived in Pittsfield from 1993-1999, while he was minister of Pittsfield’s First United Methodist Church. Pittsfield High School principal

to again focus on the present, cutting out distractions, avoiding multi-tasking. There are now over 1,000 fulltime instructors and last year folks worldwide chipped in over $4 billion for instruction. Grandma had another word for it . . . caring. One of our local sages down at the Coonridge Café told me, “I was so excited to get my first car. It was a 1942 Chevrolet Fleetline. I paid for it in cash, hopped behind the steering and wheel and drove it home . . . right into the side of the garage. I’d forgot that owning a car doesn’t mean you know how to drive it.” No amount of technology will give us the sensitivity to realize that we’re not all connected in the same way. Sometimes we need to forget our handheld device and simply . . . connect. You ever in Coonridge, stop by. We may not answer the door but you’ll enjoy the trip. ■  The imaginative commentary of Freida Marie Crump comes to us from Coonridge – a town that’s a lot like your own.

Lonny Lemon has signed a contract to become superintendent at Pawnee. “It is going to be really hard to leave Pittsfield,” Lemon said. “These have

been the best four educational years of my career.” ■ Pickings from Pike’s Past is compiled by Michael Boren.

pike press Seeking guest columnists If anyone is interested in submitting a guest column, please contact the Pike Press. There are many topics out there and we have found that our readers have a lot of thoughtful things to say, on a broad range of topics. Columns, like letters, should add to the public discourse in a helpful way. Guest columns are submitted by a rotating roster of columnists or are simply sent in unsolicited and, if appropriate, are published. These columns do not reflect the views of the newspaper, only the writer. Length is no more than 800 words. Deadlines are Tuesday at 10 a.m. Topics are the choice of the columnist although we encourage our contributors to avoid

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Illini nurses earn certifications

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County Market donates to football program

Two Illini Community Hospital nurses have earned advanced nursing national certifications. Gerrie Lear, RN, OCN, Oncology Department, has passed the Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) examination. The OCN examination tests the knowledge necessary to practice competently at the basic level within the specialty of adult oncology nursing. Requirements for certification include a minimum of 1,000 hours of adult oncology nursing practice and a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education in the specialty of oncology nursing or an academic elective in oncology nursing. Lear is also chemotherapy certified and is a six year member of the Illini Community Hospital nursing staff. Katherine Couch, RN, VA-BC, Outpatient Department, has met the standards and passed the examination to earn Vascular Access Board Certification (VA-BC). Certification is a voluntary

County Market in Pittsfield made a $1,000 donation to the Pittsfield High School football program through Frito Lay's "Score for Your School" program. The store was one of only three that sold enough Frito Lays products to be awarded $1,000. County Market's manager, Jim Brown, left, and first assistant manager, Dave Rubison, right, presented the check to PHS football coach and athletic director, Don Bigley, and Principal Angie Gregor Friday, Jan. 31.

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vascular access in the course of their care. Couch is also chemotherapy certified and three year member of the Illini Community Hospital nursing staff.


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What’s Happening In and around Pike County Area

BARRY n A supper will be held at the Barry American Legion Feb. 13 for those interested in going to state. Barry American Legion is interested in sending two Western High School boys to Boys State. Legion membership is not a requirement. Supper is at 6:30. Meeting is at 7 p.m. n The Barry American Legion Auxiliary will be hosting a tea Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. at the Barry American Legion Building. This is open to Western girls interested in a chance to be selected to attend the 74th Session of Illini Girls State this summer at Eastern Illinois University. The girls that attended last year will speak at the session. n The First Baptist Church of Barry annual Soup Day will be Saturday, March 1 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Soups will include chili, vegetable soup and chicken noodle soup served with sandwich, dessert and drink. A free will offering will be taken. For carry out and deliveries, call (217) 335-2355. The First Baptist Church is located at 900 Main St. in Barry. NEBO n A free pheasant hunt for 20 kids will be held by the Golden Triangle Chapter of Quail Forever Feb. 9 at 8 a.m. Arrive at 7:30 at Heartland Lodge. The first 20 kids aged 10-15 years to RSVP will be given spots. To RSVP, contact Ryan Viehmeyer at (217) 257-3885.

Cooperative Parish Bible Study for spring 2014 will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Perry United Methodist Church and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Griggsville United Methodist Church. Both are studying the book of Ezekiel. The Bible study is sponsored by the 7 congregations of the Bright Star Parish - Oxville, Florence, Detroit, Griggsville, Perry, New Salem and Baylis Methodist Churches. If you have questions, please call Pastor Dave at (217) 833-2575 or (217) 8332457. n Stamp Club Night every second Monday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Pike County Health Department in Pittsfield with Amanda Woodward. n ‘Fill Your Box’ Card-making Class meets on the 1st Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at 416 E. Chestnut St. in Griggsville with n The Pittsfield Woman’s Club will meet every 4th Tuesday of the month at noon for lunch and a program at the Community Center. For more information or to become a member, call Sandy Henry, 2856480. All Pike County women are welcome. n Exercises classes will be held at the Senior Center in Pittsfield Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:15-6:15. They are for both men and women. These classes are easy enough that most can do them. If you have any questions, feel free to stop by the Senior Center or call (217) 285-4524.

PEARL n There will be a soup supper at the Pearl Community Center Saturday, Feb. 15, beginning at 4 p.m. Chili, vegetable soup, sandwiches, dessert, coffee and tea will be served. Donations will be accepted. Proceeds will go toward a Shelter House.

n The Pittsfield High School Athletic Dept. is looking for a way to get alumni of PHS addresses. If you are yourself, or if you know the person who is in charge of planning your class reunions, please contact Athletic Director Don Bigley at (217) 285-6888 or email dbigley@pikeland.org.

PITTSFIELD n The Pittsfield High School class of 1969 is planning their 45th class reunion for this summer and needs help with addresses or contact information for the following classmates. If anyone can help, please contact Helen Earls at 312 S Walnut St., Pittsfield or Karen Fox at 220 Fair St., Pittsfield or 285-5481. Art Bradley, Marsha Cannon, Linda Cannon, Grant White, Virginia Cheek, Sherrill Cox, Jim Dejaynes, Barbara Malone, Patricia Strong, Marjean Schmidt, Barbara Dietzman, Patricia Wright, Dave Herget, Roger Hull, Mike Wagner, Kathy Mays, Billie Odell, Martha Hart, Bill Oakley, Chris Pali, Jack Ruble, Don Myers, Jodi Moody, Joan Shade, Wayne and Peggy Cawthon, Paul Staley, Michael Scheibe, Janet Shaw, Steven Smith, Thelma Haughey, Dale Johnson, Roger Loyd.

n The Pike County Loss Support Group will be discontinuing their meetings until this fall. For more information, contact Larry at (217) 653-3700 or Vicki at (217) 2856520.

n The Pike County Illinois Relay for Life has been moved from June 28-29 to June 21-22. It sill still be held from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. The next meeting will be Feb. 12 a the Cardinal Inn in Pittsfield. The committee will meet at 6 p.m. and team captains will meet at 7 p.m. If you are interested in signing up for a team or have any questions, please contact Brandy Allred at (217) 779-9297. n Lunch and Learn for Gardeners will be presented by the University of Illinois Extension Unit 14 - Pike County Tuesday, Feb. 18 from noon - 1 p.m. at the U of I Pike Extension Office located at 1301 W. Washington. The topic will be “Growing Small Fruits in Your Backyard.” Miek Roegge, Extension Education, Local Food Systems/Small Farms, will discuss site selection, how to plant, suggested varieties, and more. Lunch will be available for purchase or you may bring your own. Reservations must tbe made by Feb. 12. To reserve a spot, call the Extension Office at (217) 2855543 or register online at http:// web.extension.illinois.edu/abhps/ n Volunteers from the West Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging will provide income tax assistance Monday, March 24 at John Wood Community College in Pittsfield. This serrvice is offered through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and cosponsoeed by the Area Agency on Aging and the Internal Revenue Service. No farms or businesses please. Appointments are necessary. For further information or to schedule an appointment, call Connie at Pike County Senior Services, (217) 285-6150. n Red Cross will hold a blood drive Feb. 24 from 1-6 p.m. at First Christian Church, 125 W. Jefferson St. in Pittsfield. ON GOING n The Bright Star Methodist

n Puzzlebox: Autism Awareness/ Support Group meets the third Monday of every month from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 or 8 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Pittsfield. The group is designed to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorders within the community and provide support for those affected by autism. Anyone affected is welcome to attend. Upcoming meeting dates are: June 17 and July 15. For more information, please contact Taylor Sweeting at (217)370-8142 or email taylor.sweeting@yahoo. com. n The Crossroads Center is open for walking Monday through Friday, 8-10 a.m. and 12-1 p.m. Special events may alter the schedule and will be posted. This service will start Nov. 4. n The County Market Coupon Club meets Wednesday afternoons from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. weekly in the County Market Café. There is no charge to join and the coupons are traded each week and several rebate forms are available each week. For more information, contact County Market 285-4453. n Belleview Community Church “Teen Drop-In” every third Sunday night of the month for ages 12-18 at 5:30 p.m. n 12 Step Al-Anon Family Support Group for alcohol and narcotic addiction every Monday 8 p.m. at First Christian Church 225 N. Memorial, Pittsfield. (Breezway entrance). For more information, call Betty at (217) 285-6191. n Addicts Victorious support group meeting Tuesday nights 6-7 p.m. Church of the Nazarene Family Center. n Scrapbooking every third Wednesday per month 6-8 p.m at the Hull Community Center by Marie Woods. n Blood Pressure Checks Liberty Village of Pittsfield will provide free checks the last Monday of every month at the Hull Community Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free soup and sandwich will be provided by Liberty Village and transportation will be provided by the Western Public Transit for anyone to and from the center! n The Pike County Health Department is now offering IDPH approved on-line food service sanitation classes. Both the initial 15 hour “certification class” and the five hour “refresher” class are offered. Participants must have internet access and an e-mail address to sign up. The cost for

the 15-hour certification class is $75 and $35 for the 5-hour refresher class. A registration form can be downloaded from the Pike County Health Department website at www.pikecoilhealth.org, Call Jane Johnson at (217) 285-4407, ext 118 for more information. n Pittsfield Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star meets every fourth Monday at the Masonic Lodge at 7:30 p.m.

Birth Randy and Guyla Woodward of Hull are pleased to announce the birth of their son Jace Randal Woodward. He was born Jan. 2, 2014 at Hannibal Regional Hospital at 11:58 a.m. and weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz and was 19 inches long. Jace was welcomed home by his sisters, Lyndsey and Lauren as well as proud grandparents, Randal Woodward Sr. of Plainville, Gaye Lynn Shankland of Quincy, and Steve and Janice Eppard of Webb City, MO.

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n T.O.P.S. Meeting at the Milton Christian Church Annex every Tuesday, weigh-in 6-6:30, meeting 6:30 p.m. The group is open to the public. For information, call Shanna Edison (217) 723-4092

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n Pike County Health Department: Home Health visits by nurses, therapists, aides, and homemakers daily. TB skin testing 8:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. & 1-4:45 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Immunization clinics 1:30-6 p.m. on first and third Mondays. Family planning counseling Mon.-Thurs., except Tues. a.m. and Wed. p.m. when clinics are held. Blood pressure screenings Tues. 2-4 p.m. The health department is closed on Fridays, although essential services are available. For more information, call (217) 285-4407. New WIC walk-in clinics: Monday through Thursday,-to 10:45 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Children’s group nutrition education available second and fourth Thursdays at 1 p.m. No appointments necessary. For more information call (217) 285-4407, x137. n Job Club will be open to the public every Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. No appointment necessary. Two Rivers Regional Council Office at 120 South Madison, Pittsfield. n The Pittsfield Meal Site located in the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 225 N. Memorial offers daily meals at noon, Monday-Friday. Please call Connie at 285-6150 the day before or by 8:45 a.m. the day of the lunch, or any time before the day you would like to eat with us. Donation only for seniors over 60. Those under 60 are required to pay the full cost of $6. Transportation available. The senior center is also collecting used cell phones for seniors. Your old cell phone may provide the critical link between law enforcement and someone in trouble. OUT OF THE COUNTY n The Mt. Sterling Community Center Y Men’s Basketball League will begin Feb. 11. The eight week league will be held Tuesday evenings. Registrations are due Feb. 4. The league is limited to 7 teams. Contact Jeff Summers at (217) 773-2230 for more information. n The 11th Annual Civil War Ball will be held Feb. 15 from 1-4 p.m. in Quincy at the Lippincott Hall on the grounds of the Historic Illinois Veteran’s Home. Music will be provided by the Ralu Gerri Band and renowned caller/ instructor Deborah Hyland. There will be a free door prize ticket with each entry. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Roger Leach at (217) 2239879 or Rich Keppner at (217) 779-8003 or rkeppner@live.com.

Barry Community Chorus to begin cantata rehearsals The Barry Community Chorus will begin rehearsals for its annual Easter cantata Monday, Feb. 17 at the Barry United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. This year’s cantata, The Day He Wore My Crown, by Russell Mauldin, will be performed Palm Sunday, April 13.  All interested singers are welcome to join us. Contact Judy Steers at 335-2665 for more information.

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Barbara Hubbard, left, great-great-grandmother Mildred Forgey, grandmother Sandra Carpenter, and Amanda Steinhage holding her son, Braxton Steinhage.

n Pittsfield Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of every month at the Courtyard Cafe. For more information, please contact Mike Graham at (217) 473-3791. n Breastfeeding Support Group, Pike County Health Department, monthly. First Tuesday, 10 a.m, third Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., 2854407.

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Mr. and Mrs. Ward and Phyllis Ehredt

Ehredts celebrate 60 years

Ward and Phyllis Ehredt of 654 Kandy St. Pittsfield will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a luncheon March 8, 2014. Mr. Ehredt and the former Phyllis Dougherty were married Feb. 14, 1954 at the Methodist Church in Belvidere. Mrs. Ehredt is the daughter of the late Edith Forsaith, and Mr. Ehredt is a son of the late Elmer and Mabel Ehredt. They are the parents of Mark (Becky) Ehredt of Normal and Carolyn Fowler of Bloomington. They have four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Ehredt retired from GTE and the First Bank of Pittsfield. He owns his own locksmith business. Mrs. Ehredt is retired from Pittsfield school district where she was a cashier. Mr. Ehredt is a Masonic Mason and an Eastern Star. Mrs. Ehredt is an Eastern Star and has been involved with several church groups. They attend the Griggsville Christian Church.

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Cards of Thanks CAWTHORN The family of Mildred Cawthon would like to thank Eastside Health and Rehabilitation, and staff for the wonderful care given to our mother. Jennifer and staff at Niebur Funeral Home for helping the family through this difficult time, to Catering and More for the food, friends and family for their visits, phone calls, cards and words of sympathy and memorials. Rev. Jon Kiveze, Eastside Flowers, Flowers and More for their beautiful floral arrangements. The Cawthon family. JOHNSON Thank you to all our friends and relatives for the cards, prayers and calls in the loss of our loved one, Betty Johnson. Deloris Neely and family, and Johnie Kern and family Main We would like to thank everyone who came to comfort us at the time of the loss of our loved one, Dallas “Beefy” Main. To those who came by the house, sent food or flowers, came to the visitation or the funeral, you support was deeply appreciated. Beefy was truly blessed to have so many friends. Thank you. Shirley Main, Sherry and Randy Zaerr, Bob and Paula Main, Chase and Megan

Main, Amber and Cory Huston and Sam and Jacoby Main.

Scheiwe We would like to thank family and friends for making our 50th wedding anniversary such a happy and memorable occasion. How great to live in a small town where people take time to share their good wishes where ever you go. Bill and Eileen Scheiwe.

McDowell The family of Elouise McDowell would like to say thank you for the prayers, flowers and memorials. A special thank you to the ladies of Detroit Methodist Church for the wonderful dinner after the service.

HOUCHINS I want to thank the staff of Illini Hospital for the great care while I was there. Also thanks to family and friends for cards and visits. Sharron Houchins

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Christina Lynn and Jarrod Gunterman. Mr. and Mrs. VandeKrol

Rice and VandeKrol married

Miss Hope Rice and Mr. Joel VandeKrol, were united in marriage Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at four o’clock in the afternoon at the Cedar Falls, IA., Women’s Club. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Ken Trautmann.  Following the ceremony the brides parents hosted a seated dinner and reception at the same location.  The bride, given in marriage by her parents, Vaughn and Joyce (Lowry) Rice, of Shell Rock, IA., Granddaughter of Walton, and the late Martha Lowry, and Rowena Yeager Lowry, of Pittsfield, escorted by her father, wore a strapless mermaid, hand-beaded and embroidered, satin gown with a 12 foot, lace-enhanced veil. The bride carried a cascade of eighteen red roses. The groom, is son of Karen VandeKrol Manning, the late Merlyn VandeKrol, and Al Manning, of Hudson, Iowa, and grandson of Kathy Turner Thompson of Livingston, TX.  Heather VonBergen, of Kirkland, sister of the bride, served as Maid of Honor.  The bride’s niece and nephew, Calli Emerich and Cameron Emerich also of Kirkland, served as flower girl and ring bearer. Nate Smith of Hudson, IA., served as Best Man. The bride is a graduate of Waverly-Shell Rock High School, Class of 2007 in Waverly, IA. Hope graduated from Covenant School of Radiography, Waterloo, IA. in 2010. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Cedar Falls High School, Cedar Falls, Ia., and  holds an Associates Degree in Applied Science from Hawkeye College, Waterloo, IA.  Currently Hope works in the Cardiac Cath Lab at Mercy Main and Mercy West Hospitals in Des Moines, IA. Joel works with Bankers Life and Casualty in Cedar Falls, Ia. Hope and Joel reside in Des Moines, Ia. 

Audrey Diane Sullivan was three years old Dec. 30. She celebrated with a Sophia the First birthday party with family and friends. Audrey is the daughter of Jim and Sarah Sullivan of Springfield. Audrey has a big brother Alex. Grandparents are Donald and Dianna Foster of Pittsfield, John and Joyce Powell and Jim Sullivan of Springfield. Great-grandparents are the late William and Mary Jo Foster and Stuart and Helen Loyd of Pittsfield.

Celebration of life to be held A celebration of life will be held in memory of Michael Todd Willard Sunday, Feb. 16 from 2-4 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Center, located at 220 W. Adams St. in Pittsfield. All are welcome to join in sharing memories of Mike with his mother, Catherine Willard Capps, stepfather, Harold “Putter” Capps, and family and friends. Light refreshments will be served. In honor of Mike’s daughter, memorials may be directed to the Shelby Grace Willard Education Fund, Farmers National Bank, 201 W. Washington Street, Pittsfield, Il 62363.

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Mr. and Mrs. Chris W. Green of Louisiana, MO. announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Lynn to Jarrod Gunterman. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gunterman of Pleasant Hill. Christina is the granddaughter of Clem and Sharon Green of Bowling Green, MO. and Debby E. Dameron of Bowling Green, MO. Jarrod is the grandson of Donna Cox of Pleasant Hill and Judy Gunterman of Nebo. The couple will exchange vows at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Faith Baptist Church in Louisiana, MO. Relatives and friends are invited.

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Amazing facts about the human heart

Heart health may mean whole body health By Beth Zumwalt Pike Press Taking care of your heart should be a 24/7 job and, according to recent studies, should include total body health. Don Peebles of Pleasant Hill had a heart attack 20 years ago and he remembers it well. “I had been to Pittsfield to a quiz bowl meet,” Peebles said. “Steve Goodman, John Foote and I were coming home through Nebo and I had the worse case of indigestion I had ever had,” Peebles said. “I stopped at Boren’s Grocery in Nebo and bought some PeptoBismol, thinking that would help.” Peebles said he went on home and by the time he got home, he was sweating profusely. “My wife, Vicky, took one look at me and said we were going to the hospital,” Peebles said. “By the time we got there, I felt better. I said let’s just get a hamburger and go home. But Vicky wouldn’t hear of it.” Once at the hospital, Peebles said he underwent a variety of tests and it was decided he should stay the night for monitoring. Peebles spent the night in the ICU hooked to machines. The next morning he was moved out on the floor, but was still hooked to the monitors. “All of a sudden I felt like I had been hit in the chest with a sledge hammer,” he said. “My blood pressure was 60/40 and falling and I just keep thinking ‘I’m going to die. I’m 50 years old and I’m going to die.’ I wasn’t scared. I was just mad.” Peebles said doctors were able to use a needle and broke up the blood clot causing the heart attack. Five days later he had by-pass surgery. “They gave me so much blood thinner, they had to wait five days for it to get out of my system before they could do the surgery,” Peebles said. Peebles admits he was a prime candidate for a heart attack. “I smoked for 25 years. I had

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Don Peebles had a heart attack approximately 20 years ago and since that time pays more attention to his health. He said prior to his heart attack, he had always had trouble with his teeth and research has shown a connection between oral health and overall well-being.

stopped but the damage was already there,” he said. “I ate whatever I wanted. I was stupid.” Peebles said throughout the years he also had an occasional gum infections or some sort of mouth or tooth infections. “They say that has a lot to do with a heart attack,” he said. “The plaque can be a contributing factor. I’ve had a lot of my teeth pulled and am doing a lot better.” Dr. Kimberly Speckhart, a dentist in Pittsfield, said research has shown a connection between periodontal disease and heart disease but there has been no direct confirmation. “The bacteria in the mouth can get into the blood stream and travel to other parts of the body,” she said. “And the risk factors for periodontal disease – being older, smoking, poor nutrition – are all contributing factors for heart disease, as well.”

Speckhart said that improving oral health – regular cleanings, regular check-ups – could go a long way toward improving overall health and in turn, heart health. “There is no confirmed data that shows periodontal disease means your will have a heart attack or vice versa,” she said. Peebles is more aware of his overall health now, even 20 years later. He says he has regular checkups and most of the time his numbers are right where they are supposed to be. “I quit smoking. I have modified my diet, “ he said. “I’m not fanatical about it, but I have modified it. I walk three miles a day. That’s the good thing about living in Pleasant Hill; you can walk wherever you need to go. I walk to the doctor’s office, the post office, I walk where ever I need to go.”

activity increases endorphins, hormones secreted in the brain that can relieve stress. The term “runner’s high” is often used for endorphins but any exercise will release these hormones. 2. Meditation Henderson explained that meditation and deep breathing exercises can do a lot to lower stress and anxiety. “Find a quiet space, which is hard to do in this society we live in. Reflect on your…life,” Henderson said. Meditation helps relax the body and gets you focused on a single task, which makes forgetting the day’s stresses much easier. 3. Get more rest “When you’re rested you have decreased stress in your life,” Henderson said.

According to him, people should get six to eight hours of sleep each night. Getting enough sleep can improve mood and sharpen a person’s attention. 4. Be careful what you put in your body. “Decrease things like caffeine, smoking and alcohol,” Henderson said. Nicotine, caffeine and alcohol are all addictive drugs and relying on one or all of these to help relieve stress can wind up having the opposite effect. 5. Get a massage. It’s important to take a break from a busy schedule every once in a while to do something for yourself. A massage relieves tense muscles and reduces the stress hormone cortisol.

Reduce stress to keep a healthy heart By JEANETTE WALLACE Pike Press In today’s society, people are always busy with work, social gatherings, church or school functions, or one of the many other aspects of daily life. But all the stress caused by being so busy can do a number on the heart. Stress can increase blood pressure and increase cholesterol and triglyceride levels, as well as increase the likelihood of a stroke or heart attack. In recognition of heart month, Russ Henderson, a nurse practitioner at Quincy Medical Group in Pittsfield, has given a few tips for reducing stress. 1. Exercise Number one on Henderson’s list of stress-reducers is exercise. Physical

Every Valentine's Day homes and businesses dress up the decor with cupids and hearts to celebrate a day all about love and affection. The heart shape has been used to symbolically represent the human heart as the center of emotion and romantic love. Hearts symbolizing love can be traced back to the Middle Ages. Those familiar with human anatomy realize that an actual heart bares very little resemblance to the ideographic heart shape used in art and imagery. Similarly, the human heart really has nothing to do with human emotions. Despite this, there are many interesting components of the heart, and a man or woman truly cannot love or live without one. The heart as an organ is relatively small in size. It is roughly the size of a fist and weighs only 11 ounces on average. Although diminutive, the heart is responsible for pumping 2,000 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels each day. It accomplishes this by beating 72 times a minute in a healthy adult. All of the cells in the body receive blood except for the corneas in the eye. The heart works harder than any other muscle in the body. In a fetus, it begins beating at four weeks after conception and will not stop until a person's time of death. Even then, sometimes the heart can be revived. A heart can also continue to beat outside of the body provided it has an adequate oxygen supply. Although many people refer to all of the blood vessels in their body as "veins," they're actually a combination of veins and arteries. Veins carry fresh, oxygenated blood to the body through arteries. The main artery leaving the left heart ventricle is called the aorta, while the main artery leaving the right ventricle is known as the pulmonary artery. Blood traveling back to the heart flows through veins after it has passed the lungs to pick up oxygen. The thumping noise that is heard while the heart is beating is actually the chambers of the heart closing and opening as blood flows through.

While the heart may not be the cornerstone of emotions, it can be affected by feelings. Studies have shown that a "broken heart" is a real occurrence, according to Live Science. Bad news or a breakup with a loved one can put a person at increased risk for heart attack. This type of trauma releases stress hormones into the body that can stun the heart. Chest pain and shortness of breath ensue but can be remedied after some rest. Conversely, laughter and positive feelings can be beneficial for the heart. Research has shown that a good laughing fit can cause the lining of the blood vessel walls -- called the endothelium -- to relax. This helps increase blood flow for up to 45 minutes afterward. Although having a big heart colloquially means that a person is loving and goes out of their way for others, physically speaking, a big heart is

unhealthy. An enlarged heart can be a sign of heart disease and compromise the heart's ability to pump blood effectively. Left untreated, it can lead to heart failure. There is good reason to get amorous with a loved one on Valentine's Day or other times during the month. Being intimate can provide a physical workout, in some instances doubling a person's heart rate and burning up to 200 calories. That's the equivalent of a brisk 15-minute run. Also, a study of 2,500 men aged 49 to 54 found having an orgasm at least three times a week can cut the likelihood of death from coronary disease in half, according to The New England Journal of Medicine. The heart is an amazing organ responsible for sustaining life. Although it is not directly tied to love and emotions, without the heart such feelings wouldn't be possible.

The basics of atrial fibrillation When working properly, the human heart is a wonder. The heart's two upper chambers work in conjunction with the two lower chambers to deliver blood and oxygen to every area of the body. Sometimes the heart may beat irregularly and rapidly, in which a person is experiencing atrial fibrillation, commonly shortened to AF or "afib." When a person is healthy, the atria (upper chambers) of his or her heart contract, followed by the ventricles (lower chambers) in a normal sinus rhythm. When timed perfectly, this beating enables the efficient flow of blood throughout the body. Normally, the heart beats at a rate of 60 to 100 times per minute at rest. When atrial fibrillation occurs, the electrical rhythm of the heart is not orderly and many different impulses fire rapidly at once, causing a chaotic rhythm in the atria, which can no longer effectively contract blood into the ventricles. The result is an irregular, fast heartbeat that may range in 300 to 600 beats per minute at rest. There is no one cause of AF, which has been linked to a number of different heart conditions. These include, but are not limited to, hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, and pulmonary embolism. Hyperthyroidism and excessive alcohol consumption as well as pneumonia

Improving heart health need not be difficult Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death across the globe. According to the World Health Organization, ischaemic heart disease, in which blood supply to the heart is reduced, is the leading cause of death in middleand high-income countries and the fourth-leading cause of death in low-income countries. Perhaps the most troubling fact about the prevalence of heart disease is that it can be largely preventable. The American Heart Association notes that there are several ways to easily improve heart health and avoid becoming one of the millions of people to succumb to heart disease. * Embrace aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise is essential to cardiovascular health. Daily aerobic exercise, which can be as simple as walking around the neighborhood, can help men and women lower their blood pressure, maintain a healthy weight and lower their bad cholesterol,

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which can circulate in the blood and cause blockages that can lead to heart attack. * Adopt a low-sodium diet that's also low in cholesterol. Diet can be a friend or foe with regards to heart disease. A heart-friendly diet that's low in sodium and cholesterol can help you maintain healthy cholesterol levels as well as a healthy blood pressure. * Monitor your blood pressure. A blood pressure reading is a staple of many doctor visits, but men and women should monitor their blood pressure even when they aren't visiting their physicians. High blood pressure does not always produce symptoms, but that doesn't mean it isn't potentially deadly. High blood pressure is the leading cause of stroke and can contribute to heart and kidney disease. So be sure to monitor your blood pressure and discuss with your physician ways to lower high blood pressure.

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and certain lung conditions also may contribute to AF. The Mayo Clinic says the older a person is, the greater his or her risk for atrial fibrillation. Around 8 percent of the United States population over the age of 80 has AF. In many cases, AF exhibits no symptoms and a person may not realize that the heart is beating erratically. Fainting, chest pain, lightheadedness, confusion, and shortness of breath may be symptoms of AF. Others with AF have reported palpitations, which are the sensation of a racing heartbeat that almost seems like the heart is flopping in the chest. Very often people spend several years with AF without knowing it. A doctor will diagnose AF through a variety of different tests. An electrocardiogram, or ECG, graphs an image of the electrical impulses traveling through the heart. This is one of the more common ways to diagnose AF. A monitor may be worn for a few days to continuously record the heart rhythm. Oftentimes a person can live with AF without any problems. However, there are some dangers in letting AF go untreated. Because the heart is beating irregularly, blood flow can be compromised and not pump efficiently. This can make the heart weaken and lead to heart failure. When the atria are not beating correctly, blood will not flow through them as quickly. This may

cause blood to pool in the upper chambers and contribute to clot formation. If a clot dislodges and gets pumped into the brain, it can cause a stroke. The Cleveland Clinic says those with AFare five to seven times more likely to have a stroke than those without AF. Treating AF may require a series of medications to prevent clots and reset the rhythm of the heart. Resetting the rhythm is known as cardioversion, which can be done with medication or through a brief electrical shock under sedation. Blood-thinning medications, such as Warfarin, may be prescribed. Such medications help the blood stay thin and prevent clotting. Routine checkups may be needed while taking a blood-thinner because small cuts can result in significant blood loss. Drugs used to keep the heart rate normal and prevent future episodes of AF include sotalol, dronedarone, dofetilide, and amiodarone. AFmay recur even when treatment is effective. It may take some time to get the right balance of treatment to prevent future bouts of AF, but there is no guarantee it won't come back. Working in concert with a qualified doctor can make the process go more smoothly, and treatment with medication may need to continue throughout a person's life.


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Did you know? Valentine's Day is a popular time of the year to send greeting cards. According to the Greeting Card Association, around 145 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually. While that is an impressive number, Valentine's Day actually comes in second as the most popular card-giving occasion. Christmas tops the list with some 1.6 billion cards purchased, including boxed card varieties. Other popular occasions to send greeting cards include Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduation, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and St. Patrick's Day.

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Romantic locales ideal for Valentine's Day

Part of the excitement of Valentine's Day is taking the person you love to a romantic locale. Romantic tourism continues to be big business, according to Conde Nast. While much of the romantic retreats that take place are honeymoon-related, there are some couples who want to share their love in a romantic spot other times of the year, like Valentine's Day. If budget is no obstacle, then it is easy to jet off to Paris or Rome, two of the world's most romantic locales. Many find, however, that they will need to settle on a romantic location much closer to home for reasons of practicality. But just because you're spending the big day in your own backyard, that does not mean it will diminish the mood of the event. The following is a listing of tourist-friendly and romantic places in select areas across North America. n Los Angeles, California: The City of Angels boasts stars and memory-makers galore. For a unique perspective on the area, take to the skies in a Zeppelin Air Tour. This is the only airship in the United States licensed for commercial passenger transport. Aim for the sunset tour, which is supposed to be the most romantic. n Washington, D.C.: Take a cruise along the Potomac River on The Spirit of Washington dinner cruise ship. Enjoy the sights of the

city while feasting on a delicious meal. n Columbus, Ohio: Tour the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden amid twinkling lights and evening entertainment. In 2011, the conservatory offered chocolate and wine tastings for Valentine's Day. Check local listings to find out about plans for 2012. n Scottsdale, Arizona: Did you ever imagine you could take a gondola ride in the middle of the dessert? At the Hyatt Regency Resort at Gainey Ranch, individuals can take romantic rides on the waterways at the resort via gondola and then go on to enjoy a magical dinner. n Galena, Illinois: Travel to this charming, historic town on the Mississippi River if you're from the greater Chicago or Cedar Rapids area. The majority of the buildings in this town are on the National Register of Historic Places and there are plenty of mansions to explore. n Toronto, Canada: Toronto is affectionately known as the entertainment capital of Canada, boasting many renowned restaurants and theaters. For those planning to spend V-Day in Toronto, you may want to include a stay at the Hotel Le Germain, which is known as much for its style as its service. n Cape May, New Jersey:

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People who live in the Northeast looking to escape the bustle of city life might consider an excursion to Cape May, the southern-most point in New Jersey. The town is known as the Oldest Seashore Resort, and in the off-season there's bound to be an empty beach to stroll. Whale-watching tours, bed-andbreakfasts and nearby wineries make this place an ideal romantic escape. n San Antonio, Texas: The Riverwalk is one of Texas' most popular tourist attractions. There are breathtaking views there and plenty of excellent shopping. Find a myriad of restaurants in which to enjoy a romantic meal. n Montreal, Canada: Considering French is the primary language spoken in this city in the Quebec province, Montreal may be the best way for North Americans to experience a touch of Europe without traveling overseas. A visit to the majestic NotreDame Basilica of Montreal is magical in itself. Take a stroll through the cobbled streets of Old Montreal and pop into a cafe for delicious crepes. It's easy to experience a touch of romance close to home. For Canadians traveling into the United States and vice versa, be sure to have a current passport necessary for border crossings.

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Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University being offered Baby shower to be held at Milton Community Center

As most in the area know, Sue Holcomb has undergone four surgeries in a short time. She came home from the hospital Saturday, Feb. 1. Her sister, Shari Borrowman, is scheduling meals for the family. If you are interested in preparing a meal for them, you may call Shari at (217) 430-0971. She says she really has appreciated all the cards she has received. Her address is 34464 170th Ave. Pleasant Hill, IL. Don’t forget about the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University that is being offered

here. The Baptist church will be hosting this starting Feb. 9 for nine Sunday evenings. Anyone can purchase the kit and join so for more information, contact Rob Cox at (217) 242-2018. IDNR Hunter Safety Course is being offered at the Nebo Dog House Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6–9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at 8 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. You must attend both sessions and they need you to preregister. Call Bill Graham at (217) 2242-5589 or Scot Campbell at (217) 723-2395.I will give more details when it gets closer.

By DEBBIE MILLER 734-2845 Well the weather gave us a one two punch Friday and Saturday, snow and ice. Now Tuesday and Wednesday not only are we going to have frigid temperatures but also a large amount of snow. I also heard another storm could be on its way for Friday. I have seen worse winters but I am tired of this.

JWCC offering computer classes The basics of using a computer and Facebook will be covered in four classes this February at the John Wood Community College Pittsfield Education Center.  All classes will be instructed by Kathryn Young. Getting Started with Computers will meet Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Designed for the first time computer user, this class will cover the basic skills from turning the computer on to using the start menu. Participants will be instructed how to locate and manage files and other essential skills. Wednesday, Feb.19, from 1 to

3:30 p.m. Getting Started with the Internet, e-mail and downloading will meet. Participants will learn how to search the Internet, set up and use email and organize contacts and folders. The class will also cover attaching and viewing email attachments, downloading programs and book-marking. Facebook I: Connecting with Friends and Family will meet Friday, Feb. 21 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.  Participants will learn how to set up a Facebook account, create a profile, learn about privacy settings and security to connect with friends and family. Facebook II meets Friday,

Feb. 21 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.  Participants will learn how to find friends, use timelines and newsfeeds, upload photos and create albums.  Creating and accepting events and sending messages will also be covered. The class will also cover how to create events. Cost for each class is $30.  To register call (217) 2855319 or email Pittsfield@jwcc. edu<mailto:Pittsfield@jwcc.edu> by Feb 17.  For more information about other community education classes JWCC offers visit www. jwcc.edu/communityed/<http:// www.jwcc.edu/communityed/>.

JWCC announces paramedic info meetings

Individuals with an Emergency Medical Technician-B (EMT-B) license are invited to an informational meeting for the next session of the Blessing Hospital/ John Wood Community College Paramedic Program. Meetings will be held Friday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m.; and Tuesday, March 11 at 9 a.m., in the Emergency Medical Services Department on the 5th floor of Blessing Hospital at 14th Street, Quincy. The meeting will take approximately two hours. Those planning to attend should contact Kimo Mercurio,

PreHospital Coordinator, by calling 217-223-8400, ext. 6591; or emailing kimo.mercurio@blessinghealthsystem.org to reserve a space at the meeting of their choice. Paramedic classes begin the first week in August, and meet Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-9:30 pm for 13 months.  Students earn college credit through John Wood Community College and may choose a certificate or an associate degree. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are prepared to take the National Registry Examination for Paramedics

and/or the Illinois Paramedic Certification Examination. The paramedic program is recognized and approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health and meets all requirements of the National EMS Education Standards. The Blessing Hospital Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Heart attack proof: How to give yourself a cardiac makeover

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Scott Palmer joins CGBDiversified Services CGB-Diversified Services is excited to announce that a new agent has recently been added to their team, Scott Palmer. Scott has extensive experience in customer service and has spent more than 20 years helping customers with their insurance needs. He now brings that passion to West Central Illinois farmers in assisting them with their crop insurance and risk management needs. “We are thrilled to add such a great new talent with broad and practical experience to our team,” said Ron Miiller, National Marketing Manager. “With the addition of people like Scott, we continue to provide world class service to our customers and show our expert attention to details to help our customers improve their risk management program.” Diversified Services provides unique tools that Scott can use to illustrate to his farmers how to utilize crop insurance to the fullest potential. He will show his customers how to protect their revenue and preserve their equity. We go beyond the policy to ensure that our farmers receive the best and most up-to-date information in order to help provide them with solutions to meet their needs. Scott is eager to meet with farmers to discuss their risk management needs. You can contact him personally by calling his cell phone at 217-3209918 or email Scott.Palmer@ cgb.com. CGB-Diversified Services is headquartered in Jacksonville, Illinois. The company is a part of the Federal Crop Insurance system and services policies in 33 states. They offer a wide range of services which includes crop insurance, risk management, and grain marketing expertise. Diversified Services is an equal opportunity provider.

It’s not cancer, accidents or even old age - the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States is cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attack and stroke. The good news is that this killer is highly preventable and controllable. By taking the right steps and working closely with your doctor, you can help prevent heart attack and stroke at any age. Bestselling author Dr. Michael Ozner, a board-certified cardiologist, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the American Heart Association, and medical director of Wellness and Prevention at Baptist Health South Florida, knows when it comes to your heart, a proactive approach is best. Here are some of his top tips to help you start your own cardiac makeover: n Eat the Mediterranean way A Mediterranean diet is ideal for heart health because it mainly consists of fruits, vegetables, olive oil, whole grains, legumes, nuts, fish and poultry. It is low in saturated fat and contains more of the healthy fats that support heart function. -When embracing a heart-healthy diet, it’s also best to limit sugar, salt, red meat, trans fats or processed foods. n Drink to heart health If you drink alcohol, the key is to do so in moderation. Consume no more than one drink for a woman and two drinks for a man in a 24-hour period. One drink equals 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of spirits. n Catch heart health with fish oil Fish oil supplements are clinically proven to support cardiovascular health. Since the typical American doesn’t consume enough omega-3s from healthy food sources, a quality fish oil is the best option to ensure adequate intake. Remember, not all fish oil supplements are created equal when shopping, get a certificate of analysis from the company and

compare results for purity, freshness and potency. n Know your biomarkers Comprehensive blood tests by a health care professional reveal important biomarkers that can help you understand your heart health and where to make improvements. Biomarkers go beyond standard cholesterol tests to reveal hidden risks. When it comes to heart health, knowledge is power, and when you and your doctor know your biomarkers, you both can come up with an intervention and therapy plan to correct any abnormalities. n Step up for heart health Make it your goal to walk 10,000 steps each day - the equivalent of 60 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise. Track your progress with a pedometer. It can become addictive to check that little device and see the number increase. If you’re not very physically active, start slow and work your way up. Start by walking at least 30 minutes per day and boost your steps by walking during your lunch break, taking the stairs rather than the elevator, and walking in place while watching TV. n Melt away stress Stress is an enemy of heart health, but we all know that it’s difficult to avoid stress completely. That’s why it’s important to understand your personal stress triggers and learn new ways to manage them. Retrain your mind to see daily stressors for what they are and learn to calm yourself down in healthy ways. Practice relaxation techniques like meditation, yoga, visualization, exercise and music. Breathing calmly is one of the simplest - yet best ways to reduce stress and stay in control. Don’t forget to get adequate sleep each night too. Heart health should be a priority for every American at any age, and with a few important tips from experts, giving yourself a cardiac makeover has never been easier.

There will be a baby shower for Matt and Whitney (Moore) Fuhler  Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Milton Community Center at 2 p.m. Matt and Whitney will be having a baby girl.  Everyone is invited to attend.  The Pittsfield FFA Alumni will be hosting the Pole Shed Open, a Putt Putt Golf Tournament that raises money for Agriculture

Education. The tournament takes place in local Pole Sheds that have been opened up for this unique event!  It takes place Saturday, Feb. 15. This event is a great way to have a good time while raising money for a great cause.  The Pittsfield FFA Alumni are looking for HOLE sponsors for the event as well.  Sponsorship is $100.  The cost for a 4 person team is $100

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also. Contact Heather Hayden or check out the FB page, Pole Shed Open, for more information. 

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Spring Creek Fire Department to hold supper A free pheasant hunt for 20 kids will be held by the Golden Triangle Chapter of Quail Forever, Feb. 9 at 8 a.m. Arrive at 7:30 at Heartland Lodge. The first 20 kids ages 10-15 years to RSVP will be given spots. To RSVP, contact Ryan Viehmeyer at (217) 257-3885. Happy belated birthday to Beverly Grammer Jan. 19.  After church Jan. 19, about 20 of Bev’s family members took her to Ponderosa in Jacksonville and treated her to a wonderful birthday lunch.  Everyone had a really nice time.  Bev really enjoyed her special day. Mark your calendars: Feb. 15 the Spring Creek Fire Department will hold their annual Pancake and Sausage Supper starting at 4 p.m. and going until they run out.  Adults are $7 and children 5 and under eat free.  Please come out and support your local fire department.  The

volunteers at all of the county fire departments work very hard and put in many hours of training just to help everyone in their community.  So, come and show your support to our local fire department.  Your donations are greatly appreciated. There will be a hunter safety course at the Dog House in Nebo, Feb. 20 from 6-9 p.m. and Feb. 22 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 with lunch being served. Pre-registration is required and only the first 60 to register will be accepted due to space limitations. Potential hunters must be present for both sessions and complete and pass the written test given Saturday, Feb. 22. Call Bill Graham at (217) 242-5589 or Scott Campbell, (217) 734-2395 to register. There is no cost for the class.
State law requires all hunters born on or after Jan.1, 1980 to successfully complete the course before they can receive their

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first hunting license. The 10-hour course includes instruction in wildlife management, firearms safety, hunter ethics, game identification, first aid, survival techniques and regulations. There is no minimum age requirement, however students must be able to read the material and pass a written exam. Students are asked to bring a pencil or pen to the class. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Happy birthday to Spencer Miller! Quote of the week “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” John Steinbeck

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Phone scams prevalent in New Salem area Lots of weird phone calls going on in our area.  All scams.  My suggestion is if you see a strange number come up on your caller ID, do not answer it. The Pittsfield FFA is selling strawberries to save up to purchase a greenhouse.  A full flat of these strawberries is $25 and a half a flat is $15.  The orders and money for the orders are due by Feb. 15 and the freshout-of-the-field delicious strawberries will be delivered March 10.  If you are interested in purchasing some of these, please call me at (217) 285-4880, or the high school, or another member of the FFA. (Our granddaughter happens to be a member of this organization). Let’s show support for this fine organization. Received this in the mail, and thought it was worth putting in the column:  “Some years ago Ann Landers founded and promoted the rest of her life “Valentines for Vets”.  Unfortunately, Shakespeare was right, the good we do is often interred with our bones.  Would you please mention this in your column?  I myself buy the kids’ valentines in boxes.  People can send as many as they want.  People can also sign them however they choose as long as it’s not designed to hurt.  I myself sign them “Your Secret Valentine”.  That’s how I do it.  Others can devise their own way.”  This writer suggested sending these to: Illinois Veterans’ Home, 1707 North Twelfth Street, Quincy, IL  62301. What a wonderful idea!  Hope several of you will take this suggestion to heart, and send some much needed valentines to our service people who gave so much for our country. Read one of the very, very best books I have ever read called “The Reunion” by Dan Walsh.  Those of us from the Viet Nam War generation would appreciate this book a lot.  I certainly shed several tears while reading this. My defense is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.  God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. Psalm 7:10, 11 Birthdays and anniversaries for this week are: Feb. 5-Shelby Braden, Mitch Lyon, Daustin Gosnell Feb. 6-Lori Beard, Jaiden Simmerman Feb. 7-Michael Lipcamon, Jay McIntire, Robert Whitlock, Justin Blacketer, Ed and Mardell Hammitt, Dale and Rosalee McDannold Feb. 8-Mary McDonald, Doug Kirk, Jack and Dianna Ruble Feb. 9-Shirley Braden Feb. 10-Mark Lahmann, Mitchel Francis, Pastor Gary and Pam Dice Feb. 11-Brandon Carle, Kyle Leahr Dianna and Jack Ruble wanted to wish some very special people happy birthday, and they are:  happy 6th birthday to Emma Dixon from Grandma and Grandpa Ruble Feb. 2; happy 79th birthday to Mom (Eleanor Whitlock) from Jack and Dianna Feb.

3; happy birthday to niece Rachel Motley Feb. 3 from Aunt Dinie and Uncle Jack. Shirley McDonald is in the Eastside Health and Rehabiliation Center in Pittsfield.  I’m sure she would enjoy letters and cards from friends and family.  Address is:  Shirley McDonald, Eastside Health & Rehabiliation Center, 1400 East Washington Street, Pittsfield, IL  62363. Prayer requests: Angie Lin, Betty Collins, Bob Rue, Brenda Garner, Chris Schlieper, Clara and Bud Cawthon, Connie McFall, David Brawdy, Dianna Ruble, Durrell Chamberlain, Edward Thomas, Ervin Borrowman, Evelyn Ward, Ginger and George Whitlock, Jeanette Doran, Janet Shoemaker, Josh Bennett, Karen McCullen, Leroy Leonard, Missionary Mike Leonard and family, Monica Ruble, Nikki Allen, Norman Lewis, Ona Ogle, Pat Kingery, Radar Grim, Randy Guthrie, Roger Bonnett, Ron Cooper, and pray especially for the United States of America, its leaders, its people, and let everyone remember how and why this great country was founded. If you enjoy good gospel singing, and want some places to go to hear some, here is a short list of Gospel Gigs’ locations and times: First Saturday of each monthDetroit Christian Church- fellowship and food 5:30-singing 6:30. Second Saturday of each monthBlack Oak Church, Beardstownfellowship and food 5 - singing 6. Last Friday of each month Rushville Church of the Nazarene fellowship and food 5:30-singing 7 Last Saturday of each month Grace Center, Roodhouse - fellowship and food 4:30-singing 6 Every Saturday of each monthYoungblood Church, Nortonville - singing starts at 6:30 Recycling is Friday mornings from 9:30-1:30 out by Bowlers Universe. Turn in General Mills’ boxtops at participating schools by Feb. 27. Trivia answers from last week: 1.  How old did Methuselah live to be? (969) 2.  Which U.S. President never went to school? (Andrew Johnson) 3.  How many stories high was Noah’s ark? (3 stories) 4.  What nation is only about 40 miles wide from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean? (Panama) 5.  How old was Abram when he departed out of Haran? (75) 6.  Who was the first woman to serve in the U.S. Congress and where was she from? (Jeannette Randin of Montana) Trivia questions for this week: 1.  What lie did Abram say to Sarai to tell the Egyptians to save his life? 2.  In what year was the Avon Company founded? 3.  When Abram left Egypt, what 3 things was he rich in? 4.  What 2 counties in Illinois border two counties by the same name in two

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other states? 5.  How many servants did Abram have that were trained to fight the people who took Lot captive? 6.  In what year did Merle Cosmetics open and where? A surprise birthday party was held at Ed & Woodies Bar Saturday, Jan. 18, for Florence resident JoAnne Knapp.  All the locals were invited and food was served. Saturday, Jan. 18, Jim and Marlene Craig went to his cousins’ Bill and Kay Craig in Carlinville for a late Christmas dinner in their new home. Also in attendance were Eugene and Pauline Craig, Ralph and Sue Craig, and Bill’s brothers and their wives.  Everyone had a good time. A surprise birthday party honoring Dianna Ruble was given by her husband Jack Ruble and children Angela Dixon, Toni Daniel, Dianna Housmann, and Larry Allen.  Those who attended were: Ryan Dixon, Ethan, and Emma; John Daniel, Payton, and Jacquelyn; Pascha Allen; Eleanor Whitlock; Christine Simmerman; Robert Whitlock and Lori White and Madison; Mike Whitlock; Kim and David Motley, Rachel, and Jacob Heavner; Justin and Amber Simmerman, Jaiden, and Cooper; Michael and Rachel Whitlock, Olivia, and Brandon; and Creighton Ruble.  A delicious meal was enjoyed followed by cake.  Dianna was totally surprised. Sunday, Jan. 26, a group of us enjoyed lunch at Max Self’s. Those who were there were Les Garner, Jeanette Doran, Fred Rodhouse, Steve and Wyvetta Davis, Genny Hayden, and Marsha Moore. Enjoyed the lunch and the fellowship. Brady Robert Pressey turned two years old Jan. 26.  He had a Tonka truck party with some of his family and friends.  He is the son of Rich and Amy Pressey of Pittsfield and the grandson of Garry and Chris Browning and Bob and Kathy Pressey, all of Pittsfield. Recently Dakota Steininger graduated from Basic and AIT at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri.  Those who attended graduation services were Brooke and Bobby England, Hannah Ward, Jessie Ward, Iva Taylor, and Ali Anderson. Dianna and Jack Ruble went to St. Louis Thursday, Jan. 30, for a doctor appointment of Dianna’s. Hope you all have a warm heart in spite of all the cold weather. Nancy Kurpaitis of Florence said that the Illinois River continues to be frozen.  Barge traffic is down to minimum when possible to cut through. When a barge does travel through the ice, the water path they traveled can be seen with ice on both sides undisturbed.

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Got to lava school project

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Kale Liehr prepares the mixture for his volcano in Pam Sethaler's third grade class.

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Iely Smith waits patiently for his turn on the third grade's class project day, Wednesday, Jan. 29.

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Sydnee Brown adds water to her volcano during the third grade volcano project.

Heather Austin works intently to finish getting her volcano ready for eruption.

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Chance Lawber, right, helps Lemmons get her volcano ready.

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

300 FARM MARKET for sale alfalfa round bales, alfalfa hay, mixed allgrass, no rain. Call 217-4736774. 2.26 6-8 cattle pipe gates. 6-66 1/2 steels posts for sale. 217734-1811. TF

400A FOR RENT Calhoun County Apartment for rent. Call Matt 618-576-2766 or 618576-2449. TFCNH commercial building for rent. Hardin, IL. Call (618)498-1234 and ask for Business Department. TF

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

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

400C FOR RENT Jersey County For Rent: Recently remodeled 2 bedroom home on corner 5 shaded lots. References required. $550 month plus deposit. Dow. 618-535-0071. 2.5

cozy furnished 3 BR, 1.5 BA house in Southern Pike County. $600/mo, $600 sec. deposit. No smoking, no pets. Call 217-883-2820. 2.5 home in country for rent. 3 BR, 2 BA, completely remodeled. No pets. Deposit and references required. 918-2237780. 2.12 2 br house for rent No smoking No pets. Security deposit required. 217-2854502. TF 1 and 2 BR apartments available. No smoking. No pets. Security deposit required. 217-285-4502 TF office space Prime location. Ample parking. West Washington St., Pittsfield. Call 217-285-2848 or 217285-5925. 2.12 Newly remodeled office space on the square in Pittsfield. For more information, call 217-473-8811. TF

2 bedroom trailer for rent in Pittsfield. Call 217-2854674, leave message, or call 217-491-0088. TF HOUSE FOR RENT or sale PC. North of New Salem. To buy or rent. 3 BR, 1 BA, new paint and carpet. No pets. Call 217-491-0316 for more information. 2.12

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

500 FOR SALE GOODYEAR T125/70D15 95M Temp. spare for 1998 Buick. Never used. $20. 217-285-4975. TF DON't pay high heating bills eliminate them with an outdoor wood furnace from Central Boiler Call Today. 217-236-3022.TF sheppard electronics 1402 Lakeview Heights, Pittsfield, IL. 217285-2893. Cell: 217-2481188. LG TV sales and service. 3D and smart TVs, Blu Ray DVD players,32-55" TVs. Metal detectors, new & used, very good prices, Whites and Garrets. New and used CB's & antennas, Uniden Police scanners also for sale. FREE DVD OR SOUNDBAR WITH EACH TV ABOVE 32". tf bed queen Pillowtop mattress set. New in the plastic. $175. Can deliver. (618)772-2710. 5.7.14

Time Clocks, Acroprint 125 $100 and Acroprint 150 $125. Call Jane at 618498-1234. TFN

600 HELP WANTED part-time cook Apply to West Pine Retirement Village. 508 West Pine, Jerseyville Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. TFN drivers: Want a professional career? Haul flatbed for Trinity Logisitcs Group! Earn $.425-$.525 cpm! CDL-A w. 2 yrs. exp. EEO/AA Call 800-5337862. www.trinitytrucking. com. 2.5 PIKERS STEAKHOUSE is now hiring servers. Day and evening shifts available. Please apply in person at 420 Georgia St. Louisiana, Missouri. 2.5 assistant managers & shift managers. Pizza Hut in Pittsfield is seeking motivated individuals with management experience. Pay is very competitive. Excellent benefits including 401K with employer match and paid vacation. Apply online at jobs.pizzahut. com. 2.12

1100D REAL ESTATE Pike County

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

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

deer hunters: Rent Pittsfield country home away from home. 3 BR, sleeps 6+, fully furnished, move-in ready. 573-549-2530. Cell: 636-358-6994. TF LOOKING FOR 2-400 acres of good hunting ground in Adams or Pike County hunting season. 217-257-2903. 2.12

Local Hunter looking to lease a farm in Pike County or Northern Calhoun County 217-4910181. TF

900A NO TRESPASSING Calhoun County Absolutely nO TRESPASSING on the property of Lloyd and Debbie DeSherlia in Batchtown. Violators will be prosecuted. 8.7.14

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

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

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1500D YARD SALES Pike County MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE St. Mary's Parish Hall, 219 N. Jackson St. Pittsfield. Sat. Feb. 15, 7:301:30. Housewares, baby & children's clothes & toys, home decor, small furniture. 2.12

NO TRESPASSING on Marty Aderton property in Hardin.

Various Models of Fax Machines $10 and up

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

900D NO TRESPASSING Pike County no trespassing on any and all land owned by Double Creek Farms, Inc. TF

1100C REAL ESTATE Jersey County land for sale 0.51 acres in Elsah next to entrance of Joywood. NOT zoned in subdivision. Could be building lot or for a garage. $3,000 obo. Call Vince 618-223-0967. 2.26

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

Saturday, February 22, 2014 • 10 AM Auction Location: Tract 1 (At the Home Place) 4.5 miles east of Barry, IL or 6 miles west of Pittsfield, IL on IL Hwy Rt 106 then west on 270th Ave 1 mile. Combine • Tractors • Farm Equip • Furniture • Appliances • More! PLEASE VISIT WEBSITE FOR FULL LISTING, MAPS, PHOTOS & INFO! Attorney for Sellers- Mark Cassens 506 Vermont St Quincy, IL 217-224-2555

KENDRICK AND BETTY FESLER ESTATE Curless Auction – Brian Curless Auctioneer 217-285-5211 IL Lic. #440000013 www.curlessauction.com

Adams County, IL “Court Ordered” IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 7TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTYJERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC PLAINTIFF, VS

12 CH 00038

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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 7TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, NA, PLAINTIFF, Vs.

12 CH 00054

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

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

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

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

SALE HELD AT LORAINE LIONS CLUB/FIRE STATION BUILDING, LORAINE, IL

355 ACRES± SELLING IN 8 TRACTS

LAND REPRESENTS PRODUCTIVE TILLABLE FARMLAND, PREMIER HUNTING/RECREATIONAL TRACTS, BUILDINGS SITES WITH OLDER FARMSTEAD, ETC.

ALSO SELLING 2 CITY LOTS IN LORAINE, ILLINOIS

MARY ELLEN SMITH FAMILY

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

www.sullivanauctioneers.com Sullivan Auctioneers, LLC • 217-847-2160 • Lic. 444000107

Farmers State Bank, PLAINTIFF, Vs.

13 CH 00045

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

OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, PLAINTIFF, VS

12 CH 55

ERIC OGLESBY; CYNTHIA OGLESBY A/K/A CYNTHIA A. OGLESBY A/K/A CYNTHIA A. ANDERSON;, DEFENDANTS. 25484 CRYSTAL LAKE ROAD JERSEYVILLE, IL 62052 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on December 9, 2013, JERSEY COUNTY SHERIFF in JERSEY County, Illinois, will on March 17, 2014, in Courtroom A of the Jersey County Courthouse, 201 W. Pearl Street, Jerseyville, IL, at 8:30AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of JERSEY, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 42-04-243-007-00 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 25484 CRYSTAL LAKE ROAD JERSEYVILLE, IL 62052 Description of Improvements: ONE STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $125,137.19. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certi-

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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 7TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 7TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTYJERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS

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

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

PUBLIC AUCTION

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

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


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Thomas E. McKee, Broker

www.tmckeerealestate.com 610 W. Quincy, Pleasant Hill, IL 62366 (217) 734-9014 • Fax (217) 734-2224

PRICE REDUCED! 15463 383rd St. Pleasant Hill -Newer home with updates on 20 acres +/-, Full finished basement, 30X42 detached garage. Beautiful home. Great location! 104 Randall Drive- 3 bed, 2 bath, large garage. Great location. 201 West Quincy Pleasant Hill - 1 1/2 story, 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, covered porch/gazebo. Very well kept house 203 W. Temperance Street Pleasant Hill- 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, nice house, good location, new furnace and air, great location! 13384 Hwy 96- Pleasant Hill- 3 BA,1 BA, full basement. good solid house. 5th and Orrill St Pleasant Hill- Good 45x60 Morton Building situated on 1 1/2 lots 104 W Thomas Street Pleasant Hill- 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, good well kept house. 504 E Park Street Nebo IL- 4 bedrooms 2 baths dettached garage, 2 covered porches, Great house. 102 East Clinton Street- Good 5 room, 2 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow. 1100 sq. ft.

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Come look at this 3 bdr ranch with large living room w/fireplace, kitchen, summer kitchen, 1 bath, utility room. Large garden spot. Detached garage. 1 acre, m/l.

Scott Gatewood 217-491-0181 David McCartney 217-491-1014 Mack Raikes 217-415-1235 Steve Albrecht 217-248-1269 Cory Wilkinson 618-535-7255 Shane Hunt 217-491-1299 Chris Comer 573-248-6461 Kyle Gehrs 217-691-4789 Keith Vaeth 573-517-2257 320 W. Washington St., Pittsfield, Illinois 62363 •www.midwestlandsales.com • Ph: 217-285-6000 PIKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS New Listing: 123 Acres Derry Township 80 Acres Tillable Call Scott New Listing: 360 Acres With Cabin Located In Southern Pike County Excellent Hunting!! Call Scott New Listing: 62 Acres Located in Western Pike County, 2 acre stocked pond, great area! $4,400/ acre Call Scott 80 Acres Excellent Tillable and Timber Call David 5 Acres All Timber, Located In Western Pike County, Prime Hunting Call David 2 Acres Great building spot located close to Kinderhook $27,500 Call Chris 43 Acres Excellent hunting and building site $3,650/acre Call David SOLD: 40 Acres With Home Excellent hunting property with nice home Call David SOLD: 68 Acres Almost 100% Tillable Land Located West Of Pittsfield $8,500/acre Call Scott SOLD: 15 Acres, Mostly timber, Nice Creek Located In Southern Pike Co. $3,590/acre Call Scott ADAMS COUNTY, ILLINOIS New Listing: 27 Acres Great hunting property, Creek, Timber, Pond, Comes with 5 year hunting lease on adjoining 13 acres $99,000 Call Scott New Listing: 58 Acres Great investment property! Well balanced property with 25 tillable acres! $3,890/acre Call Scott 40 Acres Located 15 minutes from Quincy on a dead end road, Proven farm, $3,650/acre Call Chris SOLD: 171 Acres Great tillable farm with excellent income potential! In cooperation with Pike County Real Estate CALHOUN COUNTY, ILLINOIS New Listing: 88 Acres Great Calhoun County recreational property! $3,390/acre Call Scott 550 Acres Unbelievable recreational property! Call Scott 64.5 Acres Located outside of Kampsville, Big timber farm $2,950/acre Call Chris SOLD: 68 Acres Big Timber Located Close To The Mississippi River, Great Food Plot Areas! Call Scott In cooperation with Whitetail Properties SOLD: 45.61 acres - Located in Northern Calhoun County, Solid timber, great hunting farm. $3950/ acre. Call Scott SOLD: 245.5 Acres With Home Perfect mix of timber and fields, located in great area $3,395/ acre Call Chris JERSEY COUNTY, ILLINOIS: New Listing: 41.5 Acres Great hunting & building location, $175,890 Call Kyle

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BROWN COUNTY, ILLINOIS: SOLD: 138.5 Acres 47 Acres Tillable, Balance in timber, Call Scott In cooperation with Agrivest Inc. MONTGOMERY COUNTY, ILLINOIS: New Listing: 21.5 Acres Pure Hunting! $73,100 Call Kyle SOLD: 41 Acres Awesome hunting 40 acres! $163,000 Call Kyle *in cooperation with Century 21 Simpson Realty Your LocaL TrusTed resource

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PRICE REDUCED-Barry-1285 Union St.-Cute 2BR home, all on 1 level, within walking distance to the golf course. $40’s. Barry-383 Main St.-Totally remodeled 3BR 2.5BA home with new oak cabinets in kitchen and lots of closet space. $80’s. PRICE REDUCED-Barry-870 Pratt St.-Older 3BR home in good condition with large porch and 2 car detached garage with attached barn sitting on 2 lots. $80’s. Barry-1403 Rodgers St.-Nice 3BR 2BA brick home in great location with nice covered patio and beautiful wood burning fireplace. $140’s. Barry-1300 Pratt St.-Very nice 3BR home on 3 acres +/- with new bathrooms, beautiful new carpet, oak cabinets in kitchen and 2 fireplaces. Very nice neighborhood. $150’s. Barry-1415 Mortimer St.-Quality 3BR 2BA home with 2 car attached garage and large 2 car detached garage with apartment sitting on 2.86 acres. $170’s. Baylis-350 Main St.-Nice 1-story home with 2bedrooms and 1 bath. $50’s. PRICE REDUCED-Griggsville-201 N. Third St.-Clean 2BR 2BA mobile home with many updates, newer paint, floor coverings and oversized 2 car garage. BrokerOwner interest. $30’s. Griggsville-116 S. Pearl-Nice remodeled 3BR 2BA home on corner lot. Motivated seller! $60’s. Griggsville-111 Congress St.-Very nice 3BR, 2BA home with detached garage. Nice backyard. Much remodeling has been done. Great woodwork! $70’s. Griggsville-814 W. Quincy-Very nice 3BR 2BA brick home with 2 car attached garage and nice deck. Move-in ready! $100’s. PRICE REDUCED-Griggsville-116 South Wall-Beautiful brick home on 2 lots. 2-3 BR 2.5BA with fireplace, heated 2 car garage & fenced back yard. MOTIVATED SELLER! $160’s. Griggsville-33998 St. Hwy. 107-Beautiful one of a kind 3BR 2BA log home sitting on 7.5 acres in a beautiful setting. $240’s. Milton-550 N. Lester-3BR 2BA trailer with new metal roof and garage sitting on double lot. $30’s. PRICE REDUCED-Mozier-Hwy. 96-Large brick home on 30 acres, all timber & brush with river frontage. $100’s. Mt. Sterling- R. R. #4, Box 167-CORNBELT WHITETAILS LODGE-3 state of the art hunting lodges, sleeps 40 people, sits on 13 acres. Highly motivated Seller! Nebo-13192 County Highway 7-Very good 3BR 2BA home on 1.5 lots with fenced-in yard and nice outbuilding. $70’s. Nebo-37090 115th Ave.-5BR 2BA country home sitting on 2.8 acres. Would make a great family home or hunting lodge. $90’s. New Canton-195 Mississippi-5BR 2BA home on corner lot with big yard located across from the park. $50’s. New Canton-125 S. Quincy-3BR two story home with newer roof and siding. Priced to sell! $60’s. New Canton-24021 255th Ave.-3BR 2BA home sitting on 0.59 acres with a nice machine shed and many updates in a quiet country location. $70’s. New Canton-23958 260th St.-Beautiful 3BR, 3BA brick ranch home with full basement. 40 acres of hunting with another small home & workshop also included! $300’s. PRICE REDUCED-Rural New Salem- 36236 Co. Hwy 2-2 story home with 3BR and closed in back porch sitting on 1 acre +/-. $50’s. Pearl-405 West Street-Nice 2BR modular home with garden shed, outbuilding and fully furnished. $40’s. Pearl-48186 166th Ave.-Very nice manufactured home sitting on 29 acres with 22.5 acres tillable! Farm & home can be split!! $200’s. Perry-301 W. Main St.-2BR 1BA home on 1½ lots. Good starter or rental property. Priced right! Owner wants an offer! $20’s.

SCHUYLER COUNTY, ILLINOIS: SOLD: 71 Acres 20 Acres Tillable, balance in timber, Great hunting farm! $3,490/acre Call Scott AUDRAIN COUNTY, MISSOURI: SOLD: 27 Acres, 100% Tillable, Offering 5% Return On Investment, Call Chris MONROE COUNTY, MISSOURI: SOLD: 50 Acres m/l Great hunting property with small hunters cabin! Call Chris PIKE COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 48 Acres Hunting & Tillable! Call Chris SOLD: 26.16 With Home Call Chris SOLD: 40 Acres Hard to find small property Call Chris SOLD: 144 Acres Excellent Hunting! Call Chris KNOX COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 160 Acres Excellent combination farm with great hunting! Call Chris LINN COUNTY, MISSOURI: SOLD: 40 Acres Great Investment property with excellent hunting Call Keith *broker interest RANDOLPH COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 20 Acres Nice small tillable property! Call Chris RALLS COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 29 Acres Great Views of the Mississippi River! Call Chris New Listing: 30.5 Acres Tillable, Timber, Creek Call Chris New Listing: 79 Acres. Big Timber Farm Call Chris New Listing: 103 Acres Located Close To Center, MO Call Chris New Listing: 125 Acres Great hunting farm priced right! Call Chris SOLD: 22 Acres With Home. Great getaway farm located outside of Saverton Call Chris SULLIVAN COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 20 Acres. Nice affordable property Call Keith New Listing: 58 Acres Hunting farm with home Call Keith New Listing: 80 Acres Nice balance of timber & tillable Call Keith New Listing: 96 Acres Huge bordering timber & priced right! Call Keith SOLD: 166 Acres Nice all around property *In cooperation with Whitetail Properties SCOTLAND COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 50.77 Acres Offering great income! Call Chris LEWIS COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 68.30 Acres Great combination farm Call Chris New Listing: 164 Acres 127 Acres tillable, 37 acres brush Call Chris SOLD: 140 Acres Northeast Missouri hunting hotspot! In cooperation with Absolute Auction & Real Estate for

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RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES: NEW LISTING-BARRY-30548 290TH AVE-Great seven year old ranch modular family home that features; three bedrooms, two baths, roomy living room, dining room, family room and kitchen; home also offers, over 2600 sq. ft. of living space, all electric, CA, two car garage, several outbuildings and all situated on 13 acres m/l. Great investment and opportunity. Call KEN NEW LISTING-PITTSFIELD-414 NORTH MONROE-Great two story family home, centrally located; three bedrooms; two baths; roomy living room, entertaining dining room, family room with vaulted ceiling and eat in kitchen; 30x45 detached lofted garage; partial basement; CA, GFA, vinyl siding; new concrete patio, new water lines from street to home, private back yard and much more. This family home is A MUST SEE!! Call DAVID NEW LISTING-PITTSFIELD-37379 185TH LANE-Excellent 5 bedroom, 4 bath county home situated on 11.5 acres, m/l,; GEO, CA, full finished basement with walkout, beautiful interior; one of Pike County’s best!! A MUST SEE!! Call DAVID NEW LISTING-PEARL-44709 SPRING CREEK RD.-Great ranch family home situated on 4.5 acres m/l. This home features; four bedrooms; two baths; very nice and spacious kitchen, living room and dining room; foyer and utility room; 25.5x13.3 “man cave” off of the one car attached garage; new roof; gas heat/CA; also included are a big shed, a smaller machine shed with open front and a little barn. This home is in supper good condition, great investment!! Call DAVID NEW LISTING-PITTSFIELD-117 SOUTH JACKSON ST.-Very nice two bedroom home with CA, GFA, full basement, new gas fireplace and dishwasher; living room, dining room, kitchen, utility in basement, great investment, very affordable. Call DAVID NEW LISTING-PITTSFIELD-648 SOUTH WALNUT ST.-Impressive three bedroom two bath, ranch family home, ready to move into, located in great neighborhood. This home features; living room, dining room, kitchen and family in basement, one car attached garage, GFA, CA, vinyl siding, newer roof, newer 40 gallon gas water heater, and spacious utility room in basement. Very well taken care of home in a great neighborhood, great investment! Call DAVID PITTSFIELD-414 WEST FAYETTE-Charming well maintained family home with wonderful character and charm. This home offers; two/three bedrooms one-one-half baths, living room, kitchen; CA, newer roof, carport, much more. This home is just perfect for the family starting out or wanting to down size. Great investment opportunity. A MUST SEE!! Call ELAINE PITTSFIELD-HIGHWAY 54-1.85 Acres/ml of commercial acreage located in the Industrial Park. Great location, great business investment and opportunity!! Priced to sell, motivated seller. Call DAVID NEBO-14026 395th Ave. Super nice story and half family home situated on 4+ acres m/l! Home features, four bedrooms, four ½ baths; family room, dining room and a great kitchen, concrete and tumbled marble counter tops, whole house was totally remodeled in 2005, GEO, slate tile, all kitchen appliance convey. Very well maintained home. Call DAVID MILTON-Lot measuring 180x170 with four buildings, located in the center of Milton. Great investment and business opportunity. Call DAVID MILTON-455 PITTSFIELD ST.-Very Nice three bedroom, two bath family home with many updates; full basement, CA; newer roof, Devries cabinets, updated electrical; attached garage; all situated on big lot. Call DAVID PITTSFIELD-REDUCED!-501 S. MADISON-Two year old ranch home, centrally located; three bedrooms, three baths, family room; full finished basement has foam/fiberglass insulated walls; GEO/heat/CA with humidity control; super insulated; custom oak cabinets and trim, three car attached garage, nice lot, covered front porch; steeple chase trees planted this spring., Call DAVID PITTSFIELD-REDUCED-328 CROSSMAN LANE-Very efficient, two bedroom home with one car attached garage; great starter home or wanting to down size; new windows; refinished floors; new inside paint; new kitchen cabinets/fixtures; newly remodeled bathroom; on corner lot. Very efficient; priced right!! Great investment!! Call DAVID PITTSFIELD-REDUCED BY $40,000-916 EAST WASHINGTON-Two story family home on Historical East Washington St. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, three car attached garage, fenced in ground pool, total 3095 sq. ft, situated on .74 acres m/l. Great investment!! Call DAVID. PITTSFIELD-818 EAST WASHINGTON ST.-REDUCED BY $10,000- Two story family home situated on Historical East Washington St. This home features; three/four bedrooms, 2 full and one half bath; kitchen has wonderful cabinets. All situated on .63 acre m/l. Great location, Call KIRBY PITTSFIELD-419 S. MEMORIAL-REDUCED BY $20,000-Very nice and elegant two story family home centrally located; this home features added charm with refinished interior for that era; four bedrooms, two baths, CA, electric, two car attached garage, extra big lot. A MUST SEE!! Call DAVID. PENDING/SOLD PENDING-PITTSFIELD-20780 405TH SOLD-MILTON-588 ELM ST. SOLD-PITTSFIELD-#7 AIRPORT ROAD SOLD-PITTSFIELD-681 S. WALNUT

Perry-101½ E. North St.-3BR 1BA ranch home. $50’s. Pittsfield-543 W. Kellogg-2BR mobile home with tip out, 1 1/2 car garage, storm cellar and shed on city lot. $10’s. Pittsfield-451 W. Adams St.-Spacious 1BR home with nice fenced in yard. Great starter home or rental property. $40’s. Pittsfield-703 N. Jackson-3BR home with new roof and some updates. Call office for more details. $50’s. Pittsfield-316 Spring St.-Nice 3BR 1BA ranch style home; would make great starter home or rental property. $50’s. Pittsfield-180 Washington Ct.-Nice 2BR home with 1 car detached garage on quiet street. Would make a great rental or starter home. $60’s. Pittsfield-605 N. Jackson St.-3BR 2BA home with deck, large fenced in yard and detached garage. $60’s. Pittsfield-430 W. Jefferson-Nice 3BR 2BA home with 1 car detached garage. $60’s. Pittsfield-420 N. Mississippi-Nice 3BR home in quiet location with one car garage, fenced rear yard, new tile, new appliances and new roof. $60’s. Pittsfield-521 W. Jefferson-Nice 4BR 2BA family home with 2 car detached garage and maintenance free exterior. $70’s. Pittsfield-332 Walnut-Beautifully decorated 2BR home with nice built-in’s in South location. Move-in ready! $70’s. Pittsfield-665 Clarksville Rd.-Very nice 2BR home with attached 2 car garage and full basement. Move in ready! $90’s. Pittsfield-967 Conroy St.-4BR 2BA home with attached tandem garage and many updates in a quiet neighborhood on the Northwest side of Pittsfield. $90’s. Pittsfield-723 Prospect-3BR home with screened-in porch and many updates on nice corner lot. Move-in ready! $100’s. Pittsfield-357 Cherry St.-Remodeled 4BR 2BA home with many updates and over 1,600 sq. feet of living space. $100’s. Pittsfield-39546 280th Ave.-Nice 4BR 3BA home in a beautiful rural setting with 2 car detached garage sitting on 1.5 acres +/-. $120’s. Pittsfield-1033 Sunset-Immaculate newly updated 3BR brick home with 1 car attached garage. Move-in ready! $140’s. Pittsfield-318 Piper Lane-Superb older 2 story 3-4BR home with exquisite wood working, staircase and foyer sitting on 2.25 acres. $140’s. REDUCED TO SELL-Pittsfield-429 E. Washington St.-A striking 3-4BR 2.5BA two story home with beautiful woodwork and closets galore! A must see! Motivated Sellers! $190’s. Pleasant Hill-305 E. Clay-3BR 1BA ranch style home with L-shaped family room, dining room, kitchen sitting on large lot. Many updates in 2006 and large shed. $50’s. Pleasant Hill-302 E. Mosier-Affordable 3BR 2BA ranch style home in a nice location. Some finishing required. $70’s. Pleasant Hill-104 Marion-Super clean 3BR 1BA updated home with beautiful covered deck. All appliances convey – includes additional lot located in nice subdivision. $90’s. Pleasant Hill-15005 383rd St.-Beautiful 20 year old 3BR 2BA brick ranch home with 2,100 sq. ft. sitting on 4.5 acres. $170’s. PRICE REDUCED-Pleasant Hill-112 Lyndel St.-Fantastic 3BR, 3BA home with in-ground pool & guest house sitting on 6 lots in the best location in town. $180’s. Winchester-834 Old Highway Road-Beautiful 5BR 3.5BA brick home sitting on 3.1 acres with large wooded lot. $800’s.

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Chambersburg-107 W. Columbus St.-Former post office for sale sitting on 5,500 square foot lot.

SOLD-PITTSFIELD-TWO RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOTS ON KELLOGG ST. SOLD-PITTSFIELD-COMMERCIAL-101 INDUSTRIAL PARK DRIVE

PRICE REDUCED-Griggsville-706 N. Chandler-2 vacant building lots in good location with all utilities available. Pittsfield-S. Memorial St.-Nice 60’ x 232’ building lot on the South side of town. Pittsfield-Lot 7 Panther Creek Subdivision-Great building location in one of Pittsfield’s newest & best subdivisions. Lot size is 0.81 acres. Pittsfield-Bowlers Universe-Business opportunity – consisting of bowling alley, snack bar, lounge and new gaming machines. Call our office for more details!

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NEW LISTING-Pike County 85 acres +/- Pittsfield and Derry TWP. 100% tillable farm with great income and good soils!! NEW LISTING-Pike County 661 acres +/- Spring Creek TWP. Breathtaking recreational farm with incredible Tennessee log home. Big timber, big deer, big opportunity!! NEW LISTING-Pike County 80 acres +/- Barry and Hadley TWP. Hunting farm with 37 acres tillable and a 2BR cabin. NEW LISTING-Brown County 241 acres +/- Lee TWP. Very good hunting farm with 54 acres CRP and 17 acres tillable. Brown County 60 acres +/- Elkhorn Twp. Secluded hunting farm with 23 acres tillable providing good income. Calhoun County 390 acres +/- Bellview TWP. Very well managed big timber hunting farm with 2 homes. Pike County 534 acres +/- Pleasant Vale TWP. Large recreational farm with fantastic log home and incredible hunting with income. Pike County 303 acres +/- Spring Creek TWP. Fantastic recreational farm with 2 lakes, big timber, & 164 acres tillable! Pike County 167 acres +/-Martinsburg and Pleasant Hill TWP. Big timber hunting farm with good CRP income and nice lake. Pike County 156 acres +/- Pleasant Hill TWP. Awesome hunting farm with 76 ac. of tillable/CRP, 3BR 2BA cabin style home overlooking a 7 acre lake! Pike County 102 acres +/- New Salem TWP. Investment farm composed of 90 acres CRP that could easily be converted to tillable acres. Pike County 92 acres +/- Flint TWP. Excellent hunting farm with 24 tillable, creek, spring, big timber, huge bucks!! Pike County 44 acres +/- Hardin TWP. Secluded all timber farm excellent for deer and turkey hunting. Pike County 40 acres +/- Newburg TWP. Nice farm located on the east edge of Pittsfield, half tillable and half timber. Serviced by City water and gas. Pike County 40 acres +/- Pleasant Vale TWP-Awesome hunting farm including 3BR, 3BA brick home, smaller home & workshop. Great secluded, quiet setting! Pike County 34 acres +/- Barry TWP. All timber hunting farm and high deer density area. Pike County 22 acres +/- Martinsburg TWP. Great farm with all timber, along Honey Creek. Excellent deer and turkey hunting. Schuyler County-187 acres +/- Birmingham TWP. PRICED TO SELL! Nice hunting farm enrolled in the CREP program. Over $18,000 income in 2014. Scott County 80 acres +/- Bloomfield TWP. Big timber hunting farm overlooking the Illinois River bottom. PRICE REDUCED-Scott County 84.5 acres +/- Glasgow TWP. Very nice recreational farm with good timber and excellent deer and turkey hunting.

MISSOURI PROPERTIES

Lewis County 10 acres +/- . Rare small acreage timber tract, great for hunting or building location. PRICE REDUCED-Scotland County 121 acres +/-Vest TWP. Beautiful investment farm with 97.5 acres tillable. Great income.

PENDINGS AND SOLDS SALE PENDING-Pleasant Hill-16113 338th St.-Beautiful 2BR home in great location with 3 car attached garage sitting on 40 acres. $300’s. SALE PENDING-NEW LISTING-Pittsfield-112 W. Perry-3BR home needs a little TLC. Good investment property or starter home. $20’s. SALE PENDING-NEW LISTING-Pittsfield-47203 St. Hwy. 106- Spacious 2 story 4-5BR family home in good condition sitting on 1acre with garage and outbuildings. $50’s. SALE PENDING-Griggsville-116 W. Liberty-2 story family home with large yard and close to school. $60’s. SALE PENDING-Barry-28580 272nd Ave.-Very nice 3BR home with machine shed sitting on 2 acres +/- in a great country setting. SOLD-Pittsfield 20143 County Hwy. 11- 4 BR 3 BA newer home sitting on 2 acres +/- with a full finished basement, 2 car garage and new 40’ x 56’ machine shed. $200’s. SALE PENDING-Pittsfield-Great business opportunity on the square in downtown Pittsfield. Call our office for more details!

SALE PENDING-Pittsfield-Good business opportunity in the downtown business district. Call our office for more details! SALE PENDING-Pittsfield-120 W. Fayette-Dock height warehouse with living quarters. SALE PENDING-Pike County 138 acres +/- Derry TWP. Excellent hunting farm with significant income. SALE PENDING-Hancock County 375 acres +/- Wilcox TWP. Fantastic hunting farm with 120 acres tillable earning great income. Big bucks & black soil!! SALE PENDING-PRICE REDUCED-Pike County 31 acres +/- Spring Creek TWP. Great hunting farm with mobile home. Big timber hunting. SALE PENDING-Pike County 83 acres +/- Hardin TWP. Nice investment farm with 72 acres tillable. SALE PENDING-Pike County 65 acres +/- Pleasant Vale TWP. Beautiful hunting tract and excellent deer management location. In cooperation with Wade Real Estate. SALE PENDING-Pike County 363 acres +/- Barry TWP. Big timber hunting farm with narrow ridge top fields, abundant wildlife.

SALE PENDING-Pike County 177 acres +/- Pleasant Vale TWP. Awesome secluded hunting farm on a dead end road. High deer density area!! SALE PENDING-NEW LISTING-Pike County 40 acres +/- Pleasant Hill Twp. Small hunting farm with big timber and older house. SALE PENDING-Adams County 33 acres +/- Payson TWP. Tillable/investment farm with excellent income. In cooperation with Sullivan Auctioneers. SALE PENDING-Pike County 14 acres +/- Spring Creek TWP. 100% creek bottom tillable. Great investment farm with 13 tillable acres. SOLD-Pike County 64 acres +/- Derry TWP. Nice deer hunting farm with 12 acres tillable. SOLD-Pike County 100 acres +/- Derry TWP. Beautiful hunting farm with nice mix of tillable and 2 ponds. SOLD-Pike County 117.25 acres +/- Derry TWP. Big timber hunting farm and high deer density area. SALE PENDING-PRICE REDUCED-Louisiana-418 Mansion St.-Large older home in need of repairs. Good rental property.

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PITTSFIELD

Blue Creek Subdivision - Pittsfield - On 2.52 acres, 35 yr. old, brick and frame contemporary, 2800 sq. ft. 9 rm, 4 br. 3 baths, finished full walk-out basement, 3 car det. garage and more. $250,000 CALL COURTNEY. NEW LISTING - PITTSFIELD - N. Madison St. - 3 storage blds. Masonry and metal constructed, 17,000 sq. ft. total storage area. CALL COURTNEY FOR INFO 317 W. Adams St. Pittsfield. - 2 story family home, 2800 sq. ft. 10 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, new heating and cooling, new electric, fireplace. Det. 28x66 building and more. $139,000. CALL COURTNEY. Downtown Pittsfield- 100-112 W. Washington. Built as the building of the Future. 2 story brick with 6 income units, Updated heating. cooling systems, electrical etc. CALL COURTNEY FOR DETAILS. 219 S. Clinton St. Pittsfield - 50 yr. old, 1 story, ranch, 6 rm. 3 br, full basement, gas furn. C/A, att. 2 car garage. Priced $72,500 CALL ROGER HALL PITTSFIELD - 347 S. Mason St. - 1 story ranch, 1056 sq. ft., 6 rooms, 3 BR. 1 bath, gas furn. C/A, vinyl siding, det. 24x24 garage, nice corner lot. CALL COURTNEY. Priced $68,500. IMMEDIATE POSSESSION. NEW LISTING - 450 W. JEFFERSON ST. PITTSFIELD - 2 story family home, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, newer vinyl siding, metal roof, thermo windows. IMMEDIATE POSSESSION. Priced in $60s. CALL TAMI NEW LISTING - 428 N. MONROE ST. PITTSFIELD - 2 story family home, 1800 sq. ft., 7 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, gas furnace, C/A, aluminum siding, shingle roof. IMMEDIATE POSESSION. Priced $62,000. CALL COURTNEY PITTSFIELD - 205 W. Fayette St. - 2 story frame home situated on great corner lot. 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1850 sq. ft. detached 2 car grage. Priced $59,000. REDUCED $56,000. $49,000 NEW LISTING - PITTSFIELD - 344 Piper Lane - 1 1/2 story frame home, 8 rooms, 4 BR., 1 bath, part basement, carport and situated on extra large lot. Priced $44,900. CALL BRIAN PENDING 517 N. Memorial St. Pittsfield - 1 story frame home, 2 Br. 1 bath, nice kitchen with appliances, fenced back yard. 945 sq. ft. CALL TERRY RUSH. PRICED $39,900. $34,500 Pittsfield - Building Lot On E. Adams - Approx. 155'x160'. Priced to sell. $15,000. CALL COURTNEY

BARRY

RR Barry- 3 miles Northeast of Barry- On 5 acres. 5 year old 2 story home, 10 RM, 5 BR, 4 BA, full basement with 2 car drive under garage, vinyl siding, thermo w/d, GEO heat and cooling. Priced $227,000. REDUCED $217,000. $195,000. CALL COURTNEY

GRIGGSVILLE/PERRY

NEW LISTING - GRIGGSVILLE - 801 E. Quincy St. - On 1 acre mol. 39 yr. old brick ranch style home. 7 rooms, 3 BR. 2 baths, full basement, 2 car att. garage. Immediate possession. CALL BRIAN New Listing - Perry - 403 E. Highway St. On 3 lots, very nice 3 yr. old 7 rooms, 3 BR, 2 bath manufactured home. 1250 sq. ft. with large det. garage. MOTIVATED SELLER at $78,000. CALL ROGER NEW LISTING - GRIGGSVILLE - 302 WALL STREET - 1 story ranch, 1200 sq. ft. 6 rooms, 2 BR. gas furnace, vinyl siding, newer roof, thermo windows. IMMEDIATE POSSESSION. Priced $45,000. CALL COURTNEY SOLD New Listing - Griggsville - Investment Opportunity 4 unit apartment building & 3 BR mobile home selling as package deal, all units currently rented. For details call Tami Webel 217-242-5193. PRICED IN THE MID $30s.

PLEASANT HILL / ATLAS / SUMMER HILL

NEW LISTING - SUMMER HILL - 1400 sq. ft. home. 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, semi modern kitchen, gas furnace. IMMEDIATE POSSESSION. PRICED $38,000. CALL COURTNEY

DETROIT

DETROIT - Just redecorated, 1 story frame home, 1300 sq. ft., 6 RM, 3 BR. 1 bath, new carpet, nice kitchen, det. 2 car garage. IMMEDIATE POSSESSION $59,500 CALL COURTNEY

NEW CANTON/ROCKPORT

New Canton - Off US Highway 96, on 4 acres MOL. All fenced, 3 BR mobile home, 30x50 bldg. Rural water. Nice setting. Priced $73,000. Call Courtney. NEW LISTING - Rockport - 1 1/2 story frame home, 1600 sq. ft., 9 rooms, 4 BR. 2 baths, full basement. IMMEDIATE POSSESSION. Priced at $35,000. CALL COURTNEY NEW LISTING - RR ROCKPORT- Situated on 1 1/2 acres mol. FIXER UPPER. 1 story frame house, 6 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, attached garage.. Priced $30,000. Call Courtney. SOLD

ACREAGE

NEW LISTING - PLEASANT VALE TWSP - Section 36 - 65 acres with scenic view, 18 acres pasture with 47 acres wooded, also possible home site. $3,400 per acre. CALL TERRY RUSH PENDING 168 acres in Montezuma TWSP, Pike Co. Strictly recreational. River frontage with a great hunting future. Call Terry Rush. PENDING Atlas Twsp. - 53 acres m/l, 14 acres tillable, 2 acre stocked pond with some highway frontage. Call TERRY OR COURTNEY

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Adams, IL - 40 ac m/l. with home 5 beds. Two ponds, creek, pasture, big timber, walking trails, and big draws. - $379,900 - Contact Kirk Gilbert

Adams mostly timber, locations, creek, pond, county road Adams,County IL - 4978 ac Acres m/l. mostly timber, foodfood plot plots location, manny funnales and pinch points, easy access thesprings south, big buck country - PENDING - Contact Gilbert access, near from Siloam state park - $280,410 Contact KirkKirk Gilbert Adams, m/l.samll withtracts homeare 5 beds. ponds, pasture, big timber, Adams,ILIL- -40 53 ac ac m/l. hard toTwo find, 13 acscreek, tillable, thick timber, creekwalking bottrails, - $379,900 - Contact Gilbert- Contact Kirk Gilbert toms,and highbig deerdraws. numbers and big bucks, turkeyKirk - $193,450 Adams, IL - 49 ac m/l. mostly timber, food plot location, manny funnales and pinch Adams, IL - access 80 ac m/l. 27the acssouth, tillable,big bigbuck hardwood trees, deep thick draws, food plot locapoints, easy from country - Contact Kirk Gilbert tions, cabin site,acelectric available, bigare bucks andtoturkey - $292,000 - Contact Gilbert Adams, IL - 53 m/l. small tracts hard find, 13 acs tillable, thick Kirk timber, creek bottoms, high deeracnumbers big bucks, turkey creek, - $193,450 - Contact Adams, IL - 133 m/l. 40acsand tillable, 93 in timber, ridges, deep draws,Kirk deadGilbert end road acces, food plotac locations, numbers and tuekry trees, - $485,450 Contact Kirkfood Gilbert Adams, IL - 80 m/l. 27high acsdeer tillable, big hardwood deep -thick draws, plot locations, cabin site, electric available, big bucks and turkey - $292,000 - Contact Kirk Adams, IL - 138 ac m/l. 5 year big buck management program, food plots, stand locations, Gilbert tower blinds, road system, 12 acs tillable, big bucks - SOLD - Contact Kirk Gilbert Adams, IL - 133 ac m/l. 40acs tillable, 93 in timber, creek, ridges, deep draws, dead end Calhoun, IL food - 50 acplot m/l.locations, with home. 4 bed, bath, 2 carand gar,turkey Geo-thermal heating- & cooling, road access, high deer2 numbers - $419,900 Contact Timber ridges, valleys, overgrown fields, Food plot areas- $424,900 - Contact Kirk Gilbert Kirk Gilbert Adams, IL IL - 138 m/l.685 acres year big management program, food plots, stand locaCalhoun, - 68 ac ac m/l. m/l buck - 3 acres food plots with balance in timber and brush, tions, blinds, road system, 12 acs- $203,320 tillable, big bucks -Kirk Contact creek,tower trail system, electrice and water - Contact GilbertKirk Gilbert Calhoun, IL - 50 ac m/l. with home. 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car gar, Geo-thermal heating & Calhoun, IL - 92ridges, ac m/l. 28 acsovergrown tillable, 64 fiacs big Food timberplot ravines and$419,900 ridges, numerous funcooling, Timber elds, areasContact nels, pinch points, food valleys, plot locations, big bucks and turkey - $347,300 - Contact -Kirk Gilbert Kirk Gilbert Calhoun,ILIL--68 159acacm/l. m/l with cabin. m/l 10 acs 149 acs 3 ponds, intower blinds, Calhoun, 68 acres - 3 tillable, acres food plotstimber, with balance timber and fruit trees, access, electrice trail system, bucks and turkey$516,750 brush, creek,private trail system, andbig water - Contact Kirk Gilbert - Contact Kirk Gilbert Calhoun, IL - 92 m/l. tillable, 64 construction acs big timber ravines numerous Pike County, IL -ac 1 ac m/l28 withacs home. Quality , city waterand and ridges, septic, big loft, funnels, 16’ ceilings, lots of storage space - PRICE REDUCED $79,500 - Contact Kirk Gilbert pinch points, food plot locations, big bucks and turkey - $347,300 - Contact Kirk Gilbert Pike County, IL - 8acacm/l m/l with and natural from3 Illinois Calhoun, IL - 159 with home.city cabin. 10water acs tillable, 149 gas, acs mile timber, ponds,river, towerwhite oak and walnut trees, deer and turkey - $52,900 - Contact Kirk Gilbert blinds, fruit trees, private access, trail system, big bucks and turkey- $516,750 - Contact PikeGilbert County, IL - 46 ac m/l. big timbered ridges, deep ravines, brush, creek bottom, creek, Kirk deerCounty, sign everywhere, sites, deerQuality and turkey - PENDING, city - Contact Pike IL - 1 ac building m/l with home. construction water Kirk and Gilbert septic, big loft, 16’ ceilings, lots of storage space PRICE REDUCED $79,500 Contact Kirkcreek, Pike County, IL - 46.5 ac m/l with home. timber, tillable fields, established food plot, Gilbert pond, b 38 ac timber - PRICE REDUCED $249,500 - Contact Kirk Gilbert Pike County 1 ac m/l with 2 bed, 1 bath fully furnished home, large Quonset hut and Pike County, - 91 acavailable m/l. timbered ravines, brush, creek bottom, food plot locations, optional 160 acIL lease on 2 ridges, mile creek. $49,900 creeks, building site, rural water, deer and turket - PENDING - Contact Kirk Gilbert Pike County, IL - 8 ac m/l with home.city water and natural gas, mile from Illinois river, white and walnut turkey - $52,900 - Contact Gilbert Pike oak County, IL - 151trees, ac m/ldeer withand home. “Dutch Creek” area, 126 acsKirk timber, 25 acs tillable, pond,County, food plots, key, big big bucks and turkey - $825,000 - Contact Kirkcreek Gilbertbottom, Pike IL - turn 46 ac m/l. timbered ridges, deep ravines, brush, creek, deer signILeverywhere, andtrail turkey - SOLD Kirk Gilbert Pike County, - 165 ac m/l.building Dead endsites, road deer access, system, pond,- Contact creek bottoms, funPike IL - 46.5 ac m/l with home. timber, tillable fields, established food plot, nels,County, timber, food plot loctaions, big buck hunting, - $626,175 - Contact Kirk Gilbert creek, pond, b 38 ac timber - PRICE REDUCED $249,500 - Contact Kirk Gilbert

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G-P relies on Riley By beth zumwalt Pike Press

The Griggsville-Perry Tornadoes got the ball into Riley Bradshaw Friday night in Voshall Gym and the junior put the ball in with less than two seconds on the clock for the win. The game had more than a dozen lead changes throughout and Pittsfield held a 9-point advantage late in the third quarter, but a 20-8 run by the Tornadoes put the game down to a photo-finish and Bradshaw showed he was photogenic. Griggville-Perry had balanced scoring from their team and bench. Hayden Bradshaw had 5, Jordan Dehart had 2, Kaleb Bradshaw had 3, Levi King, 8, Riley Bradshaw, 5, Isaac Whitaker, 4 and Joseph Myers had 24. Ptttsfield was led by Wayde Smith with 26, Cameron Herring, 5, Quinn Leahy, 5, Rowly Filbert, 4, Reese Ramsey, 4, Cobin Personett, 2, Jonah Meleski, 3. Both team had came off big games Tuesday night before the showdown. G-P lost in double over-time to West Central 76-58. The Tornadoes held a 40-29 lead at the end of the third quarter and seemed to have the game in hand before the Cougars hit back-to-back three pointers and made three the

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Griggsville-Perry’s Riley Bradshaw puts up the winning basket over the protest of Pitsfield’s Wayde Smith Friday night in a cross-county rivalry basketball game. The scoreboard tells the story right up until Bradshaw connected for the win.

old fashioned way. The game was tied at 54 all after West Central connected on a three with five seconds remaining. G-P again crawled out to lead 64-60. West Central bounced back and again tied the game at 68. The Cougars led the way in the second OT. “We tried to foul them but they kept making their freethrows,” Todd

Bradshaw, coach of the Tornadoes, said. Pittsfield, too , had their fans on the edge Tuesday night as they came back from a 12 point deficit to defeated Camp Point Central, 40-36. Smith led the Saukees with 21 points, 12 of those in the tell-all fourth quarter.

Lady Saukees and G-P square off By beth zumwalt Pike Press The Lady Saukees outscored GriggsvillePerry in every quarter but the third enroute to a 46-28 victory. Megan Reinhardt had 4 points, Klatt had 12, Jalie Peebles, 3, Moore, 3, Clements, 16, Palmer, 2, Hoover, 2, Clowers 4. Scoring for G-P were: Mikayla Smith, 7, Allyson Bingham, 7, Devin Battefeld, 10, Jodi Finney, 2, Frankie Craven, 2. .After the win, Tuesday, the Lady Saukees got to see why Brown County’s Vanessa Markert was heavily recruited by numerous colleges to play basketball. The Lady Hornets were in Pittsfield Thursday night for a game with the Lady Saukees and Markert dropped 30 in the game. Pittsfield-Pleasant Hill was not without their own heroes. Jaylee Clements had 18 for the home team, followed by Cady Klatt with 8, Maddie Palmer with 4, Rachel Clowers and Katie Moore each with 3 and Allie Hoover 1. Pittsfield-Pleasant Hill is seeded third in the Camp Point regional. They will play Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m versus Camp Point. If victorious, they will be back in Camp Point Friday night at 7 p.m. G-P was also in action Thursday night and got back on the winning track with a 29-18 win over Payson. Battefeld was again the leading scorer for the Lady Tornadoes with 10, Binham added 8, Smith, 7, Craven 2, Cassandra Lightle,2. Griggsvill-Perry will play Western Monday in Liberty in the first round of regional action. G-P is seeded fifth in the tournament, Western, fourth.

Lady Wildcats defeat Liberty By beth zumwalt Pike Press The Liberty regional, slated to start next week, is looking a lot more interesting than originally thought. Liberty has had a stellar season and clinched the Pike County Conference title with a 60-55 win over the Western Lady Wildcats. But last Thursday, the Lady Wildcats got a combined 38 points from Alexis Bellovich and Loren Melton and balanced scoring from the rest of the team to knock off the Lady Eagles, 60-59. Bellovich had 20 points, Melton, 18, followed by Mikayla Robbins, 4, Shannon Gates, 8, Evan Colston, 2 and Alexis Christison, 8. Liberty is hosting the regional, which starts next week. Western is seeded fourth and will play Griggsville-Perry, the fifth seed, Monday night at 6 p.m.

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Griggsville-Perry’s Jodi Finney eyes the basket while Pittsfield’s Jaylee Clements eyes Finney. Finney had two points in the game while Clements had 16 for the Lady Saukees.

Wolves lose at West Central By beth zumwalt The Weekly Messenger West Central scored the first 18 points of the game and beat Pleas-

ant Hill 58-18 in boys basketball Jan. 30 at Winchester. The game was a make-up game rescheduled from Jan.7. The Western/Pleasant Hill game, cancelled Friday night, will be played this Friday night at the regularly scheduled time. Western’s homecoming activities are scheduled to follow the game.

Hunter safety course at the Dog House in Nebo A hunter safety course will be held Feb. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m and Saturday, Feb. 22 from 8 a.m. to 3:30. The classes will be held at the Dog House in Nebo. Only the first 60 applicaants will be registered. A student must be present

for both sessions and complete and pass the written test given Saturday. Lunch will be served at the Saturday class. Pre-registration is required. Call Bill Graham at 217-242-5589 or Scott Campbell at 217-734-2395.

NWTF banquet well attended Saturday despite icy conditions The blanket of ice that covered Pike County this past weekend had little effect on attendance at our Wild Turkey Federation banquet. This was our 25th anniversary fund raising event and we were hoping for good attendance for the gathering. We had our moments of concern with the dismal weather forecast. Our feats were quickly dispersed as the crowd filled the American Legion Facility. We had some 150 hardy souls who braved the rough weather to join in the celebration. Our raffles, games, and action all produced outstanding results. Matter of fact, we may have set a new record for revenue generated for the annual fundraiser. It will be at least one week before we can complete the tally. We gave away 14 guns and numerous other special Wild Turkey Federation merchandise. The top selling item in the auction was a custom scrimshaw knife set in a case that sold for $45. The auctioneer for this year’s auction was Bob Lister from Barry. He did a great job. We also had Tim Krumweide, our local IDNR wildlife biologist provide an interesting presentation on the history of restoration of wild turkey in Illinois. He provided each attendee with an outline detailing the re-establishment of wild turkeys in the state and harvest results over the years. During the course of the evening,

we introduced a new Illinois license plate program that is being promoted to financially assist the NWTF in generating funds to advance the work of the organization. The effort to get a new plate available through the secretary of state’s office is being spearheaded by Dr. Frank Coble, our representative on the National Wild Turkey Federation Board. Dr. Coble has worked for least a couple of years to get the General Assembly to authorize creation of such a plate. Now that development of a plate specifically directed to the NWTF has been approved, it up to the supporters to make it a reality. To produce a special interest place the Secretary of State’s office must receive a minimum of 1,500 requests with a check for $25. Once that minimum threshold is reached the state will contact each applicant requesting more information. The total cost for such a plate will amount to $40 over the regular registration fee. Thereafter the renewal fee will be $27 above the regular registration fee. Should there not be sufficient applications to reach the 1,500 benchmark, the initial $25 fee will be forwarded to the NWTF super fund. Although I am not a tax authority, I would expect that expenditure to be tax deductible. The final deadline for the 1,500 applications is Sept. 1, 2015. Those interested however are encouraged to make an early application. The artists rendition of the proposed plate features a tom turkey in full fan strut posture and in the backgrounds are small images of a deer, a duck and a game bird, all of which

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Steve Ward, chairman of the Pikeland Spurs and Feathers Chapter of the Wild Turkey Federation congratulates Bo Taylor, Nebo, who had the winning ticket for the Mossberg 22 -rifle he won in a raffle Saturday night at the annual banquet.

benefit from the habitat work carried out by the NWTF. Currently, in llinois, there are dozens upon dozen of special interest plates that range from support of sports teams to stopping domestic abuse. In the outdoor sports category there are six plates that feature different species those being: bass, deer, duck, goose, pheasant and wild turkey. The money generated from these plates is directed to the IDNR general habitat fund. I have brochures that provide more detail on the program along with the artist rendition of the plate. I also have application forms. I will leave copies of both in the Pike Press office for those wishing to look over the information.

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Police Beat The police records released by the Pike County Sheriff ’s office include the following arrests and bookings. The records state that these are accusations and each individual is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Bookings Lewis G. Allen, 58, Barry, was arrested Jan.28 on a felony in-state warrant. He remains lodged in the Pike County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bond. Candi L. Mathias, 48, Marengo, Ohio, was arrested Jan.29 on felony charges of delivery of more than 30 grams of cannabis, felony possession of cannabis, more than 30 grams. She was arrested in Scott County but is lodged in the Pike County Jail pending court appearance. Cheryl E. Tucker, 57, Columbus, Ohio, 48, Marengo, Ohio, was arrested Jan.29 on felony charges of delivery of more than 30 grams

of cannabis, felony possession of cannabis, more than 30 grams. She was arrested in Scott County but is lodged in the Pike County Jail pending court appearance. David S. Swenson, 50, Louisiana, Mo., was arrested Jan. 30 on a misdemeanor Pike County warrant. He posted $3,000 bond and was released pending court appearance. Swenson was also arrested on a Pike County traffic warrant and also posted $3,000 bond on that case. He is free on bond from both charges pending court appearance. Robert D. Ostrander, 34, Pittsfield, was arrested Jan.30 on a misdemeanor Pike County warrant, alleging failure to appear. He posted $1,000 bond and was released pending court appearance. Christopher D. Fulmer, 42, Pearl, was arrested Jan.30 on felony charges of methamphetamine possession and methamphetamine possession with intent to deliver. He remains lodged in the Pike County

Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond. Charles D. Ostrander, 37, New Salem, was arrested Jan. 30 on a Pike County traffic warrant alleging failure to appear. He posted $3,000 and was released pending court appearance. Jody W. Smith, 36, Milton, was arrested Jan. 30 on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. He remains lodged in lieu of $10,000 bond. Jacob A O’Neal, 30, Bowling Green, Mo., was attested Jan. 30 on a Pike County traffic warrant and a felony out of state warrant. He remains lodged in lieu of $350 on the traffic charge and $2,500 on the out-of-state warrant charge. John W. Harrison, 33, Annada, Mo., was arrested Jan. 30 on a felony out of state warrant and on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. Bond on each charge is $5,000 and he remains lodged in the Pike County Jail.

James L. Chestnutt, 31, Nebo, was arrested on three felony instate warrants. He posted $2,000 and was released pending court appearance. David E. Cooper, 27, Pittsfield, was arrested Feb. 1 on two felony out-of-state warrants. He remains lodged. Aaron D. Grimsley, 23, Pittsfield, was arrested Feb. 2 on a misdemeanor in-state warrant. He posted $375 and was released pending court appearance. Stephanie A. Fulmer, 25, Pittsfield, was arrested Feb. 2 on a Pike County traffic warrant alleging failure to appear. She posted $300 bond and was released pending court appearance. Oscar E. Duran-Bernardo, 39, Louisiana, Mo., was arrested for driving with no license, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, improper lighting and no rear registration light.

PHPD has busy month Real estate transfers By beth zumwalt Pike Press The Pleasant Hill Police Department had a busy month in January. In addition to the regular routine calls the department handled three other incidents. Jan. 4, Chief of Police Zack Orr stopped a 2005 gray Chevrolet passenger car for a traffic matter. Once the vehicle was stopped, it was discovered the driver, Javier SantiagoGarcia, age, 22, of Louisiana, Mo. had no driver’s license Santiago-Garcia posted bond on scene and was released pending court appearance. Orr also responded to call from a local business saying a customer had left a purse at

the business. After retrieving the purse, Orr search the bag for the owner’s name and in the process found drug paraphernalia and prescription pills. Arrested as a result of the incident was Leah R. Westemeyer, 28, of Pekin, on charges of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of cannabis. Orr was also on duty the afternoon of Jan. 24 and conducted a traffic stop on Bottom Street on a black 2004 Chevrolet truck. Subsequent to an investigation, the driver, Ronald G. Segebart, 54, was arrested on charges of driving while license suspended, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, and unlawful transportation of a firearm in a vehicle.

Crime Stoppers The Pike County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the whereabouts of Cody N. McCoy, 24, whose last known address was Barry. McCoy is a white male who stands 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 145lbs., has brown hair, and brown eyes. McCoy is wanted on two Pike County war-

rants for driving while revoked. If you have information on the whereabouts of McCoy or any other crimes in Pike County you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (217) 285-1500 and leave an anonymous tip.  Tips used in making an arrest are eligible for a cash reward. 

Larry M. Overstreet Trustee and Larry M. Overstreet Living Trust to Donald Kent Harter and Christina L. Harter, NE 1/4, NW 1/4 of NW 1/4, Sec. 18, Martinsburg Township. Frederick H. Sehr, Jr. Trustee and Frederick H. Sehr Living Trust No. 2 to Frederick H. Sehr. Jr. Trustee and Frederick H. Sehr Jr. Revocable Living, SW 1/4 of NE 1/4, NE 1/4, NW 1/4 of NE 1/4, Sec. 27, NE 1/4, NW 1/4 of NW 1/4, Sec. 26, Pleasant Hill Township. Hugh Douglas Witte to Arthurt H. Witte, NE 1/4 of SE 1/4, SE 1/4 of SE 1/4, NW 1/4, SW 1/4 of SE 1/4, Pt. SW 1/4, Sec. 22, SW 1/4, SE 1/4, of SW 1/4, Sec. 23, Pt. NW 1/4, Pt. SW 1/4, Sec. 26, Pt. SE 1/4, Pt. NE 1/4, NE 1/4, NW 1/4 of NW 1/4, Se 1/4 of NW 1/4, Pt. SE 1/4, Sec. 27, Pt. NE 1/4, NW 1/4 of NE 1/4, Sec. 34, Kinderhook Township, All of SW 1/4, Sec. 14, Pt. NW 1/4, Sec. 23, NE 1/4, SE 1/4 of NE 1/4, Sec. 21, Cincinnati Township. Jamie L. Mielke to Robert L. Adams, Lot 4, Blk 12, Craigmiles Addn, Pleasant Hill. James Mae Dehart, et al, to Robin L. Callihan, Lots 3-4, Blk 19, Jones & Purketts Addn, Griggsville. James W. Fearneyhough to James

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homecoming this week  Jordan Dehart (sophomore), Isaac Whitaker (senior), Gavin McDaniel (sophomore), Daniel Bingham (freshman), Lauren Hoehne (freshman). The queen and king will be crowned immediately following the varsity basketball game during the coronation ceremony. Homecoming festivities are this Saturday, Feb. 8. Start time for the first game is 3 p.m., followed by the varsity game, coronation and the homecoming dance.

The GPHS homecoming court has been announced. The following court members include, front row, left to right: Mindy Miller (senior), Allyson Bingham (senior), Kelsey Whitaker (senior), Hannah Dewitt (junior), Ashley Scranton (junior), MiKayla Smith (sophomore), Lexi Kessinger (sophomore). Back row: Kalli Goewey (freshman), Karson Dewitt (freshman), Hayden Bradshaw (senior), Chance Vose (senior),

First National Bank of Barry announces leadership roles The First National Bank of Barry has announced promotions from within the bank to fill leadership roles. At the FNB’s annual meeting Jan. 28, the bank’s board of directors decided to promote three from within to new roles in the bank. Rick Shover was promoted to Chief Executive Officer. He will be taking over many of the day-to-day duties of running the bank from former CEO and cur-

rent president, Dave Knepper. Shover joined the bank Nov.15, 1993. He has worked in various roles during his 20-years at the bank, the most recent being the executive vice president. Knepper became president and CEO in 2012 following the death of long time CEO John Shover. “Rick and I have been working closely these past two years to provide for a smooth transition,” Knepper said.

In addition to Shover becoming CEO, the board also promoted Mark Ehrhardt to vice president. Ehrhardt has been with the bank since October 2007. He recently moved to branch manager at the Liberty facility where he handles all loan needs along with managing the branch. The final appointment was naming Coy Bainter to assistant vice president and director of marketing. Bainter started at the bank January 2010 and is a

lender in FNB Barry’s residential real estate department. He splits his duties between making loans and heading the marketing department. The First National Bank of Barry has offices in Barry, Liberty, Pittsfield and Virginia and is focused on hometown, friendly service while offering all the technological amenities of a big bank. such as customized lending solutions and better returns on deposit accounts.

Taylor Sweeting, a graduate of Pittsfield High School and now employed by MacMurray College in Jacksonville says autism is near and dear to his heart. Sweeting has coped with the neurological disorder all of his life. Autism is characterized by social deficits and communication difficulties, stereotyped or repetitive behaviors and interests, and in some cases, cognitive delays. Some of those coping with autism suffer from over-stimulation either by excessive noise or lighting or other environmental factor. Sometimes the noise is so subtle, it is hardly noticeable to anyone else but is enough to cause those coping to lose control. “The root word of autism is aut,” Sweeting said. “It means self. It creates a sense of separation.” Each month at the First Christian Church in Pittsfield, Sweeting hosts a support group for families that are coping with autism. “Puzzle Box Autism and Awareness and Support Group,” Sweeting said. “It lets families talk to one another and exchange ideas.” Sweeting said currently his group averages about seven or eight families per meeting, which meets the third Monday of the month. Sweeting’s goal is to be included in the American Autism Society, Illinois Chapter of Springfield, thus making more services available to local families. To be included in the state chapter, a local group must make a minimum donation. Sweeting is hoping to raise at least $150 to secure the inclusion of Puzzle Box into that group. To raise funds he is planning a walk April 12 at Lowry Park. Specific plans are up in the air, but he hopes to have details worked out soon. “We thought the walking track at Lowry Park would be perfect for families,” Sweeting said. “Children can walk with parents or they can play on the playground

equipment.” Also, Autism Speaks, another nationally accredited organization aimed at providing support to families, has a Blue Light Night. “Blue is the color for autism,” Sweeting said. “In Jacksonville, the stores sell blue light bulbs and everyone turns them on April 2. Wouldn’t it be great if we lit up Pike County with blue lights? To drive down a street and see everyone’s porch with a blue light?” April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day and in addition to the Blue Light Night, Sweeting is encouraging everyone to wear blue that day. “I have worked very hard to overcome my autism,” Sweeting said. “I feel it is my job to fit in with society and not have society try to fit in with me because of my handicap.” Sweeting said his mother always told him to watch what others were doing and try to act accordingly. “That was the best advice,” he said. “Some days when I get finished working and I get back to my apartment, I will need to destemulize.” Sweeting said frequent ways for those with autism to unwind after a day may include rocking, twirling their hair, head banging or any repetition that brings them comfort. “It’s just important to release it in a healthy way,” he said. “Those who are autistic need to be more aware of how they can integrate into society Although autism has received lots of attention in recent years, Sweeting said it has been around for centuries. “It is believed Mozart was autistic, as was Emily Dickenson, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein,” Sweeting said. “They were able to take their autism and use it to enhance their characteristics.” Sweeting admits he had some rough spots in his younger years and hopes that by providing support and raising awareness, he can save some other child at least a portion of what he endured.

FSB pledges $6,000 in scholarships Farmers State Bank announced that it is granting $6,000 in scholarships for 2014.  Pittsfield - One $1,000 scholarship for any Pike County student and another $1,000 scholarship for a Pittsfield High School graduate members. Winchester -- One $1,000 scholarship for any Scott County student and another $1,000 scholarship for a West Central High School student

White Hall – One $1,000 North Greene High School Scholarship Jerseyville – One $1,000 Jersey Community High School Achievement Scholarship This will bring the total amount of scholarships funded to $117,000 since the bank began awarding scholarships in 1989 to commemorate its 100th anniversary. The 2013 scholarship recipients were:

Caleb Long – Scott County Achievement Scholarship. Cynthia Courier – West Central High School Achievement Scholarship. Paige Phelps – Jersey County Achievement Scholarship. Jeremy Mallinckrodt – Pike County Achievement Scholarship. Caitlin Harter – Pittsfield High School Achievement Scholarship. Austin Hallock – North Greene Achievement Scholarship.

Hanson recognized for academic achievement Pittsfield resident Jonathan Hanson earned President’s List status for maintaining a 4.0 grade point average in nursing courses during the fall 2013 semester at Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing, Quincy. Blessing-Rieman offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with partner institutions Quincy University, Quincy, and

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First row, left to right, Rachel Smith, Rachel Lightle, Shelby Hendricks, Kaleb Bradshaw, Kendal Hannant, Standing, Marissa Downey, Frankee Craven, Jodi Finney, Allyson Bingham, Mindy Miller, Riley Bradshaw, Hayden Bradshaw, Joe Myers, Chance Vose, and Isaac Whitaker

GPHS OTSD works to raise awareness With the winter weather lingering on, our members want to remind everyone that no one is immune to unfortunate occurences. In 2012, 71 teens lost their lives on Illinois roadways. Vehicle accidents can occur at any time to any one.  We would like to remind everyone to “Build Your Immunity” against unfortunate occurrences by: Not drinking and driving, not texting and driving, wearing your seatbelt, and refraining from risky driving behaviors.  If we save just one person with our message, then we have done something great,” Kaytline Risley,

school nurse at Griggsville-Perry. “ We have until Feb.28t to spend all of our $2,000 grant money from Ford Driving Skills for Life, the Allstate Foundation, and Illinois Department of Transportation.  We have incorporated Oliver the Safe Driving Owl into our program to involve the elementary students.  They have returned signed safe driving contracts from their parents and family members.”   A "drunk goggle" contest was put on at a boys home basketball game last month where a fan won a $25 gas card. Homecoming is Friday Feb. 7,

and the group plans on bringing safe driving to the school pep rally. “ We will be doing a mock crash later this month with our high school students as well,” Risley said. “We are also in the process of getting new safe driving signs put up in Griggsville and Perry.  We encourage everyone to use social media for a good cause and make statuses about safe driving with the #gettheresafe.  Also, as we look forward to spring, and on to graduation, please encourage high school students to not make their first class reunion be at a classmate's funeral.”

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McKinsey Vinyard of Griggsville was among CulverStockton College's students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members who spent Saturday, Aug. 24 volunteering for the fifth annual Extreme Dome Makeover. Over 400 volunteers participated in the event, sprucing up 13 work sites in the town of Canton, Mo. Volunteers spent the day doing various activities like painting, landscaping and cleaning. Project sites included both public areas and private residences. Public sites included Canton Senior Housing, City Hall, Martin Park, the Mississippi River Park, the Canton Community Garden and more. Extreme Dome Makeover provides the opportunity to introduce incoming students to the community of Canton, as well as to their classmates, advisors and neighbors. "We want our students to know that being a servant leader is important. Hopefully by the time they graduate they will know that importance and they'll be able to lead service projects in their own community after they graduate," said Dean of Students Chris Gill.

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NOTICE OF 2013 FARMLAND ASSESSMENT CHANGES Notice is hereby given that the Supervisor of Assessments has applied the values as certified by the Illinois Department of Revenue to each parcel of farmland in Pike County. Each year in accordance with Sec. 10-115 of the Illinois Property Tax Code, the Illinois Department of Revenue certifies to all counties an assessed value per Productivity Index point from 82 PI through 130 PI. The department certifies farmland EAVs based on recommendations from and calculations made by the Farmland Assessment Technical Advisory Board (FATAB). Annual changes in EAVs for each soil productivity index are limited by statute to a 10 percent increase or decrease. The calculated agricultural economic use values and corresponding EAVs are higher than the 10 percent limitation allows. Therefore, all values for 2013 are increased 10 percent.

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Equalization noticE Pursuant to Act number 200, Chapter 35 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, Sec 9-210 (35 ILCS 200/9-210) the following 2013 equalization factors have been applied by township to all property except property assessed under Sections 10110 through 10-140 and 10-170 through 10-200 (35 ILCS 200/10-110 through 10-140 and 10-170 through 10-200) in order to bring the median level of the assessment district to 33 1/3%. Chambersburg, Perry, Fairmount, Detroit, Montezuma, Flint, Pearl, Spring Creek, Griggsville, Hardin, New Salem, Hadley, Derry, Pleasant Vale, Martinsburg, Atlas, Pleasant Hill, Ross, Barry, Kinderhook, Cincinnati, Levee and Newburg .9846 Pittsfield 1.0094 You may appeal your 2013 equalized assessment to the Pike County Board of Review February 5, 2014 through March 7, 2014 by the procedure set forth in the Board of Review notice which appears elsewhere in this paper.

I, Cindy A. Shaw, Supervisor of Assessments for the County of Pike in the State of Illinois do hereby certify that the following is a complete and accurate listing of properties in the townships of Pittsfield and Newburg for the 2013 assessment year. These assessments reflect any changes made by the Township Assessor, or Supervisor of Assessments and the equalization factors applied by the Supervisor of Assessments for the 2013 assessment year. Median level of assessment is 33 1/3% after equalization. Your property is to be assessed at the above listed median level of assessment for the assessment district. (Elsewhere in this paper is a listing of equalization factors applied by township.) Equalization factors have been applied to all non-farm assessments including the farm dwelling and home site and excluding property assessed under Sections 10-110 through 10-140 and 10-170 through 10-200 of the Property Tax Code (35 ILCS 200/10-110 through 10-140 and 10-170 through 10-200.) All values set forth here are subject to equalization by the Board of Review of Pike County and the Illinois Department of Revenue. You may check the accuracy of your assessment by taking the total assessment listed below and dividing by the median level of assessment. The resulting value should equal the estimated fair cash value of your property. If the resulting value is greater than the estimated fair cash value of your property, you may be over-assessed. If the resulting value is less than the fair cash value of your property, you may be under-assessed. You may appeal your assessment to the Pike County Board of Review February 5, 2014 through March 7, 2014 by the procedure set forth in the Board of Review notice which appears elsewhere in this paper. Publication is being made by township for each property in Pike County. The townships will appear in the following newspapers: the pike press: Pittsfield, Newburg the paper: New Salem, Hadley, Derry, Barry, Pleasant Vale, Kinderhook, Cincinnati, Levee, and Atlas the pike county express: Chambersburg, Flint, Detroit, Montezuma, Pearl, Perry, Griggsville, Hardin and Fairmount the pleasant Hill Messenger: Martinsburg, Pleasant Hill, Spring Creek and Ross The listing is as follows: owner, parcel#, current building assessment and the current total assessment. (the difference being land/lot assessment.)

Notice of these changes have been sent to all owners of farm parcels. These assessments may be appealed in the manner set forth in the “Pike County Board of Review” notice elsewhere in this paper.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF REVIEW The Pike County Board of Review will be accepting written complaints in the Board of Review office located in the Supervisor of Assessments office at the Pike County Government Building located at 121 E. Washington St. (upstairs), Pittsfield, IL from February 5, 2014 through March 7, 2014 for the 2013 assessments of real property located in Pike County. The Board of Review procedures are as follows: All assessment appeals must be on an official Appeal Form. (Forms are available from the Supervisor of Assessment’s office, 121 E. Washington St., Pittsfield, IL 62363.) The Board of Review will accept only those appeals received or postmarked between February 5, 2014 through March 7, 2014. .

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Support for your appeal: 1. Complete a separate appeal form for each property type – residential, farm, industrial, or commercial. 2. Please submit a copy of your Property Record Card (available from the Supervisor of Assessments). You may also want to submit additional photos of your property. 3. If using comparables (a neighbor or other like properties), if possible, please submit a copy of the comparables’ property record card. This record card will provide parcel numbers, property owner information and a picture of the property. Make sure that your comparables are a similar or like-type structure. Example: Compare a ranch house to a ranch house, a two-story to a two-story, etc. Do not compare a 1 ½ story home to a ranch home, or an in-ground home to an above-ground home. Please make every effort to keep a comparable within a close distance to your property. 4. Give specific reasons why you feel your property’s assessment is too high. 5. Appraisals from a certified appraiser are not required, but if submitted, will be considered. If you are having an appraisal prepared, please keep in mind the assessment is based on January 1, 2013. 6. If your appeal involves a farmland parcel, please call ahead to indicate the parcel number(s) involved so maps can be printed for you to pick up with your appeal forms. All evidence turned over to the Board of Review remains the property of the Board of Review and will not be returned. The Board of Review (BOR) will review all timely filed appeals. The Board of Review may, at its discretion, act solely upon the information presented or may seek additional appraisals or information – doing an onsite inspection, if needed. A Notice of the Board of Review’s Proposed Decision will be mailed. If you agree with the Board of Review’s Proposed Decision, you do not need to do anything further, and the Board of Review’s Proposed Decision will stand as the Final Decision. If you disagree with the Board of Review’s Proposed Decision, you have 7 days from the postmark to ask for or send notice that you are requesting a hearing to continue your appeal. Hearings will be scheduled and each given 15 minutes to appeal before the Board of Review. Following your Hearing, you will be mailed a notice of the Board of Review’s Final Decision. All those who filed an appeal with the Board of Review will receive a Final Decision Notice. 2.5,

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