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Ryder for President! See page A2

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By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press A Pike County road commissioner has been called out on two emergency situations so far this winter and has risen to the occasion both times. Robert Armistead, Hadley Township Road Commissioner, received a call Saturday morning from the Pike County Sheriff’s Department regarding a report of a flooded vehicle stuck in a creek near his home.

“I got out of the cab and climbed up on the grader and climbed out to her.”

Robert Armistead Hadley Township Road commissioner Thunderstorms the preceding night had dumped a large amount of rainfall on already saturated ground, causing creeks to rise to at least bank-full. All creeks in the area were full of rushing water. According to the call to the PCSD 9-1-1 Center, the driver told the dispatcher she had driven into Kiser Creek near 290th Avenue, southeast of Barry where there was no bridge, just a creek crossing. She said her car stalled and she couldn’t exit her vehicle. She told

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Robert Armistead, Hadley Township Road Commissioner, helps an unidentified woman to dry land after her car became flooded near 290th Avenue in Hadley Township. The lane was a dead-end road and Armistead was the only person on the side of the creek where the incident occurred who had access to the site, along with the equipment to help.

dispatch her car was filling with water. The dispatcher told the woman, who the PCSD is not identifying, to roll down her windows, remove her seat belt and climb to the roof of her car. The car had entered Kiser Creek, on

the east side of the creek on a dead-end road. Help could only arrive from the west but couldn’t cross the creek. The Pike County Sheriff’s office responded to the call but had to come to the scene from the west and the incident was occurring on the opposite,

Detroit dog now living the good life in Winchester By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press The dog that spent at least one night in a dumpster in Detroit when the temperature were hovering at zero has found a good home and a good name. Diesel is in his forever home with Amanda Hatcher in Winchester.

“He is such a good, loving dog.”

Amanda Hatcher dog’s new owner

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“He is such a good, loving dog,” Hatcher said. “He gets along great with my 3-year-old lab and my twoyear-old grandson.” Hatcher claimed the dog from Andy Anderson last week after the dog was dumped in the dumpster at Anderson’s Garage in Detroit. Anderson said the dog, just beyond pup stage, was half frozen, starved, dehydrated and showed signs of abuse when he was found Monday, March 3 with a temperature of 1 degree and windchill factors even colder. The dog had to have been

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Diesel, the dog rescued from a dumpster in Detroit last week, is living in Winchester with a family who has welcomed him with open arms. Diesel enjoys watching television with his new owner’s grandson, Tate Eschbach.

placed in the dumpster and had burrowed into the trash trying to stay warm. Hatcher said she saw Anderson’s post on

FaceBook and the pictures of the dog just spoke to her. Anderson’ s priority was finding the dog a good home (See, GOOD LIFE, A2)

inaccessible bank. Both the Barry and Baylis Fire Department responded but were also stuck on the west side of Kiser Creek. As emergency personal watched as (See, RESCUE, A2)

Farmers looking at calendar By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Winter seems to be hanging on and even if spring shows signs of emerging there are spring showers to think about. And that has farmers concerned. “It’s supposed to rain this week and then have average rainfall for the rest of the month,” Russ Koeller, a farmer in the New Canton area, said. “But we are already behind.” The winter has not been kind. February precipitation in Illinois was averaged at 3.33 inches, 1.27 inches higher than normal.Temperatures were below average at least by 2.3 degrees which will slow down drying. Soil temperatures were anywhere from 19-33 degrees depending on what part of the state was being monitored. Some weather-watching agencies are predicting a an active weather pattern for March and April while others are predicting average rainfall and temperatures. But the problems began last fall. Koeller said an unusually wet fall prevented many area farmers from applying anhydrous ammonia and doing ground preparation work last fall. Ed Logan of Logan AgriService agreed, saying fall moisture was the culprit for an unproductive fall. “Rain delayed harvest last fall and very little tillage work was completed. Many growers completed harvest under

“There has been no opportunity for anhydrous ammonia application thus far in 2019 as weather conditions have been too cold and now too wet for field work.”

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less-than-favorable field conditions. There was never a dry period through the end of the year that would have enabled fieldwork,” Logan said. “Additionally, there was essentially no fall anhydrous ammonia (nitrogen) applied. Normally, we apply as much as 60% of our nitrogen in the fall. At Logan Ag, we estimate less than 10% of nitrogen was applied last fall (2018). There has been no opportunity for anhydrous ammonia application thus far in 2019 as weather conditions have been too cold and now too wet for field work.” Logan said in addition to the extra time needed to apply anhydrous there is a concern about availability. ““The biggest concern for everyone is availability of anhydrous ammonia for nitro(See, CALENDAR, A2)

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Golden pancakes, golden anniversary for Pleasant Hill Lions By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Saturday evening from 4-7 p.m., the Pleasant Hill Lions Club will be hosting its 50th annual pancake and sausage supper with their own speciality sausage and the fluffiest, most golden pancakes ever. “We aren’t planning anything special,” Carroll Menke, a long-time Pleasant Hill Lion’s member, said. “It will be pretty much the same way it has always been.” The sausage is what makes the dinner unique. Lion’s Club members purchase a hog and have it butchered, placing nearly 100 percent of the meat into sausage. “It’s hard to find a place that butchers any more,” Menke said. “The last few years we’d had to go to Greenfield. We used to go to Boren’s in Nebo, then Holloway’s in Pearl.” Once the hog is taken to the butcher and slaughtered, Lion’s Club mem-

bers return to pick it up and take it to Holcomb’s store in Pleasant Hill. “We usually get a few high school boys to go with us,” Menke said. “We need the muscle to lift the hogs off the racks.” Once the hog is returned to Pleasant Hill, Lions Club members get busy chopping and grinding the meat the following day. “We cut out pork chops, ribs and hocks and everything else goes into the sausage,” Menke said. “We use our special seasoning.” Menke said the project will produce more than 1,500 pounds of meet. The Lions will sell some bulk sausage at the supper Saturday evening and if there is any left will continue to offer packages to the public after freezing. The dinner usually has around 150-200 attendees, depending on the weather. Proceeds fund the Lion’s projects which include the community Easter Egg Hunt, sacks of candy for the elderly shut-ins, donations to (See, PANCAKES, A8)


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Saukee Youth Wrestlers and a Pikeland Junior High Wrestler received a firetruck send-off at Pikeland Community School (PCS) in Pittsfield on Thursday. The wrestlers (L-R) Lane Yelliott, Braxton Forshey, Owen Shaw, Tucker Cook, Luke Archer, Fisher McEuen and Will Walston toughed the cold to receive their special moment. Parents, teachers, and peers lined the sidewalks of PCS to celebrate their achievement.



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Rescue (Continued from A1) the situation grew more serious, it as decided to call Armistead, who also lives on the dead-end road and is the Hadley Township Road Commissioner. He was asked to bring his road grader to the scene in an attempt to rescue the woman. “They called me about 10:30 a.m. and I guess I got there are 10:40,� Armistead said. “She was on the top of her car, shaking and cold but pretty composed for what she was going through.� Armistead said he pulled up and eased the nose of the grader as close to the car as he could get. “Then I got out of the cab and climbed up on the grader and climbed out to her,� he said. “I took off my gloves and handed them to her and asked her if she could climb over onto the grader. She said she could. Once she was on the grader she was able to follow me back and we got onto dry land.� Armistead said he put the woman in the cab of the grader and took her back to her house. He said she seemed to be OK. He estimated her age to be early 30s. “I was impressed with her composure,� Armistead. “She said she had just moved into that house Wednesday.� With the victim still on the other side of the raging creek, paramedics were unable to check the woman out, but Armistead said he thought once she got dry and warmed up, she would be OK. He returned to the scene once he had the woman secure and found the car had moved twice while he was gone and was now off

the concrete driveover and was further down stream. “And it had turned sideways,� he said. “They came Sunday and got it out of the water. They said there wasn’t any water in the oil so they were hopeful the car could be saved.� The Pike County Sheriff’s Office said this was an unfortunate incident but hoped it would remind people that with spring just around the corner, and the rainy season beginning, to never drive into flooded water. “Our 911 telecommunicators are trained on all types of emergency situations and are always the first line of defense for anyone who calls with an emergency,� David Greenwood, Pike County Sheriff, said. “Please be patient with them when they request information from you and listen to their instructions. There is a reason for it and it assists in getting help to you as soon as possible.� Assisting at the scene was the Barry Fire Department, the Baylis Fire Department, the Hadley Township Road Commissioner, Pike County EMS, the Pike County EMA and the Pike County Sheriff’s Department. Armistead also used the township road grader the weekend of Jan. 12-13, following the biggest snow storm in decades to hit Pike County, to blade a lane full of snow so that a Hadley Township resident having chest pains could get medical help. He cleared a path for the ambulance to get to the residence and transport the woman.


(Continued on A1) gen� Logan said. “Our storage tanks and nurse tanks are full, tool bars have been placed with growers, custom application rigs are ready - now. We just need sunshine and some warm weather to get the fields dried out. We know ammonia terminals and tanker trucks will be pushed as never before. I believe there is enough anhydrous ammonia in the system; it’s the infrastructure that will be maxed out. Our team at Logan Ag is ready to go as long as necessary to get product out to our customers. To help out, we’ve purchased an ammonia tanker to pull behind our own truck and this tanker will run 24/7 as soon as the season begins. Working closely with other transportation companies — we hope to keep ammonia supplied to our locations in Griggsville, Perry, and Winchester.� Logan’s has already been running a “night shift� with fertilizer trucks hitting the field late at night after the ground is frozen. Koeller said he, too, is concerned about anhydrous availability and timely delivery. “I expect long lines at the terminals,� Koeller said. “If the weather breaks statewide or regionally, all at the same time, terminals might runout and be out for a day or so. We are hoping it does not turn wonderful all at the same time.� Both Koeller and Logan say any delay in planting could affect yields.

“Growers know early planting usually leads to higher yields,� Logan said. “This is one of the biggest changes I’ve seen over my 40-plus years in the business. Many growers head to the field for planting in late March or at least in the first two weeks of April. This early planting date is recommended for both corn and soybeans. If planting does not occur during the optimal timeframe, we become more subject to summer weather extremes during critical periods of tassel and pollination.� Logan also said grain prices have caused a little indecision with some growers with regard to the crop they will plant in 2019. Again, lack of any significant fall fieldwork and herbicide application has some still undecided at this date. The ability or lack thereof for ammonia application will ultimately determine whether some will plant corn or soybeans on these acres. “For a number of years, we’ve promoted the idea of planting corn and soybeans based on field conditions and not the calendar,� Logan said. “This year, it may be more important than ever to do just that - especially with soybeans. For farmers who have separate planters for corn and soybeans, keep them ready and plant whenever the field is ready even if that means planting soybeans ahead of corn. Today’s genetics and seed treatments give us confidence to make that recommendation.�

)ORRGWKUHDW ZLOOQRWSUHYHQW VSULQJSODQWLQJ By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Weather forecasters have been predicting high water levels on area rivers for several weeks now, but Russ Koeller, a farmer with Mississippi River bottom ground, says that will not affect planting. “When a field is ready to be planted, we will plant,� Koeller said “We won’t wait to see what river will do.� Koeller said the amount of water coming down the river will have a bigger impact on river levels than rainfall, which he says is expected to be average throughout the rest of March. “But the ground is already saturated,� he said. “I am a member of the Sny Drainage District and we get weather and river predictions from both the National Weather Service and the Army Corp of Engineers. But it really depends on what is upstream. I know the reservoirs are full but they rise and fall quickly.� Koeller said there is a difference between high water and flooding. “We have had a lot of high water go by us and on down the river,� he said. “Flooding is different. That’s a worse case scenario.� He says the ground is very wet and the Sny is pumping more and more.

Good life (Cointinued from A1) and he said he knew Hatcher would give it one. As of Thursday, Hatcher had claimed the dog and taken it to the vet to get all of its shots and be checked out. “Some of the wounds he had were pretty bad and were starting to heal but I wanted the vet to check them out,� Hatcher said. “I’m also getting him neutered and cleaned


up. His dew claws were just hanging so I am having those removed, also.� Anderson said the amount of public outcry about the dog restored his faith in mankind. “We had a lot of people offer to give us money for veterinarian expenses and food,� Anderson said. “We were able to find a good home for him that could afford to provide for him.�

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Wyatt Watkins, the male lead in the upcoming Pittsfield High School Drama Club’s production of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,� gives Eli Mendenhall a haircut during rehearsal this week. The musical will take the stage at the Jon Robb Auditorium over two weekends – March 23-24 and March 29-31.



Ryder for President! Alexis HARDEE Pike Press Ryder Lipcaman, a fourth grade student at Pikeland Community School, received an opportunity of a lifetime last week — a chance to see Springfield government from the inside out. Ryder has had a fascination with being president as long as his mother ,Kacie Lipcaman, can remember. “Pittsfield’s history, Pike County’s history, and the United States history has been his interest. His hero has always been Abe Lincoln,� Lipcaman said. Ryder and his family live in rural Pittsfield and follow politics closely. “Ryder has taken an interest in government and is constantly watching the news and reading about the government,� Lipcaman said. The opportunity to spend a day in Springfield at the state capitol came about around Christmastime last year when Tammi Zumwalt, a friend of Lipcaman, helped make the dream a reality. Ryder was surprised when he got the news he would be spending a day at the capital. On March 6, Ryder took the trip. “Ryder was able to vote, take tours, sit in on meetings and actually meet President (John) Cullerton who is President of the (state) senators. He also got to meet Senator Hastings during his

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Ryder Lipcaman is seated alongside Senator Michael Hastings during his visit to the Illinois State Capitol last week. Ryder spent his day touring, voting, and sitting in on meetings.

tour,� Lipcaman said. According to his mother, Ryder has always wanted to become the President of the United States. “History. I love history and learning about all the Presidents that have done such great things and I want to do the same,� Ryder said. Ryder said his favorite part of the day was “being able to hang out with Senator Hastings and Representative

(C.D.) Davidsmeyer and seeing all the stuff they do all day.� A few pointers that Ryder took away from his visit was “always give a good firm handshake and say your name loud and clear so that people remember it.� “It was a pivotal moment for him, I think. It just reassured him that his dreams were definitely in tune with his passion,� Lipcaman said.


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Gordon Samson, a member of the Pleasant Hill Lion’s Club, is usually on pancake duty at the annual Lion’s Club pancake and sausage supper held each March. This year’s event will be the 50th annual supper with no interruptions in events, despite some bad weather days. Serving will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday and continue until 7 p.m.

(Continued from A1) the after prom and blind camp and other worthwhile projects. Menke said the Lions Club started in Pleasant Hill in 1940 and the pancake and supper sausage dinner started in 1969. He suspects Frank Ward was on the original planning committee . “We’ve never missed a year of having it,� Menke said. “I doubt that those Lions back then thought it would become an annual event that would last this long.� Menke said there’ll be one hole in the event this year. “Carroll Long came every year and helped me wash dishes,� Menke said. “He didn’t belong (to the club) any more but he still came every year to help. I’ll miss him.� Long died Feb. 19.

Non-residents can now work for city of Griggsville By O. ETHAN BROWN Pike Press With Larry Bradshaw absent and no preliminary discussion, the Griggsville city council voted unanimously to allow non-residents to be hired by the city. The vote was taken at its March 7 meeting. “Chapter 1.1-3 of the city code residency requirement will be deleted in its entirety to allow non-residents to be hired,� Mayor Kent Goewey said. No opposition or comment was made following the decision.

The board also announced that the regionwide clean-up day will be April 27 for the north side of the town and May 4 for the south side. “It will be the same rules as last year, but they will be coming to pick it up,� Goewey said. As another example of town improvement, Scott Bradshaw asked that some of the potholes around the town be filled. “I don’t know that it might be too early, but some of those potholes are really bad. I went over one and had to look to make sure I hadn’t

left my back axel and wheels behind,� he said. Goewey assured the board that the men in charge of filling the holes have already started making their rounds and are trying to get to all the bad spots. In other business, the city’s annual dues of $130 to the Pike County Chamber of Commerce was approved. The board went into closed session at 7:17 p.m. and hired Bobby Armstead and Bryan Tittsworth to put in some water lines. The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.



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Dr. Raif collects swords

By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press The rule of thumb is that if a person has more than three of anything, they have a collection. Using that formula, Dr. Korhan Raif of Barry has a collection of swords many times over. “I’ve been collecting for 26 years now,� he told a packed house Saturday afternoon at the Barry Library. Raif told the crowd he bought his first sword in New Jersey several years ago and it turned out to be a fake. “So I decided right then to read about them and learn all I could,� he said. It would be two years before Raif purchased another sword. “I buy from people I know,� he said. “Places I’ve been to before. I don’t buy online nor do I buy at shows.� Raif said the swordcollecting community is tight knit and he frequently receives calls from people who know of something that is coming up on the market or when someone has something to sell. “One of the first swords I bought, I bought in Calhoun County,� Raif said. “I traded an arrow head for it.� The sword was made by John Sayers, most likely in the 1830s. “It is very rare,� Raif said. “It has an autograph on it and lots of detail.� According to Raif, Sayers was a silversmith in the 1700s but when the war broke out and no one had any money, he turned to sword making. “He was in Boston,� Raif said. “How the sword ended up in Calhoun, I don’t know. There were only 10,000 of these made.� Raif said the Civil War was the last war where swords were really used. “Repeating rifles and

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Dr. Korhan Raif shows one of his many swords to the large crowd gathered Saturday afternoon at the Barry Public Library where Raif gave a talk on his collection.

One of the first swords I bought, I bought in Calhoun County‌ It is very rare.�

Dr. Korhan Raif sword collector handguns were used after than,� he said. “They really didn’t need swords.� And the swords that were made, had metal sheaths not leather, which tended to wear out. A sword without its sheath has its value diminished by as much as 50 percent, Raif said. “The Confederates used pig skin because they used their leather for shoes and such,� he said. “The swords were of such poor quality, it is easy to see why the North won the war.� Raif said the handle of swords used by the Union soldiers were double wrapped and while the Confederate swords were singly wrapped.

“Officers – majors and generals usually had beautiful swords,� Raif said. “A lot of them were French made for the U.S. Army.� A member of the U.S. Calvary was usually issued a sword costing $5 while an officer with a sword made by Tiffany could cost $250$350, a lot of money in those days. Raif said Europeans had the best sword making technology. England had Sheffield and there was a place on the German/French border with a reputation for craftsmanship. “Spanish swords are different,� Raif said. “They learned their sword making

from North Africa.� Raif also talked of Japanese swords and said most of those were for show with officers using the most ornate ones for prestige and to show off. “They thought it made them look very marshaled or ‘soldierly,’� Raif said. “It said, ‘Look at me, I’m a high ranking officer.’ It was to show status.� Raif said swords were rarely sharpened, just polished. “They were for stabbing rather than cutting,� he said. Raif said sword collectors are sometimes criticized for collecting items that were a symbol of violence. “Collecting swords is not an endorsement of what they did,� Raif said. “Just because you collect them, doesn’t mean you endorse them.� After the presentation, Raif allowed the crowd to look at and handle the swords. He furnished gloves as he keeps his swords oiled for preservation.

Four meetings same night at city hall

By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Pittsfield City Hall was a busy place the evening of March 5. Starting at 5 p.m., the city held a public hearing on the expansion of the Tax Increment Financing District, TIF1. Steve Klein, the city’s TIF coordinator, was the moderator at the sparsely attended hearing. Two representatives from Pikeland Unit 10 – Angie Greger and Paula Hawley — attended as did Pat Cooney, co-owner of McDonald’s, the entity the expansion will benefit, and Rebecca and John DeLong, who own property in the proposed annexation area. Mayor John Hayden, City Economic Development Director Megan Newman and aldermen Robert Wilson and Robert Wood also attended. “This has been a wellthought out process,� Klein said. “We had a public meeting last November, a copy of the annexation was published in January, certified letters went out to all concerned parties and regular mail went to property owners in a 750-foot radius. This hearing is the second to the last step.� Klein said this is the first time a major annexation has been made to the city’s oldest TIF, set to expired in 2031. A second TIF will expire in 2036. “We included some extra area just because of the increased traffic that neigh-

borhood will see,� Klein said. “The hospital, the Pike County Health Department and Niebur Funeral Home are all in that area, in addition to McDonald’s. We would like to be able to use TIF money for street, sidewalk and utility work in that area.� Klein said Cooney would also be eligible for TIF money for the expense incurred in the demolition of the old houses in order to prepare for the new building. “He can get nothing for land acquisition but the preparation work is eligible for a portion expense,� Klein said. There were no comments or questions following Klein’s presentation and Mayor Hayden closed the hearing. Next was a planning commission meeting. Jonas Petty was asking the planning commission to approve his plans for a subdivision platt in the 400 block of Adams Street, where Higbee school used to be. Petty plans to build duplexes on the property. The two-beddroom, two-garage units will be managed by Petty until all 10 are sold and then he will turn management over to a homeowners association made up of the residents. Petty said he planned to start construction as soon as possible and with Mother Nature’s cooperation. The matter passed the planning commission unanimously. Robert Smith, president of the planning commission, said that the last issue the

planning commission had addressed, a request by Illini Hospital to change zoning, had been somewhat controversial. He said he felt planning commission members should be more informed. “In addition to you receiving information in the mail, there will be a more detailed packet of information at city hall a week or so before the meeting,� Smith said. “Members can stop in and look it over if there are any questions or more information is needed.� The third meeting was the variance committee meeting with Robert Richart, alderman, as chairman. The committee was looking at a request from Sharon and Ron Springer to replace a garage with another building that would be bigger. The Springer’s property already exceeds the maximum number of outbuildings but, Sharon Springer told the zoning committee, the new garage would likely replace two and maybe three of the existing buildings. “I’n not opposed to taking another one of the carports down,� Springer said. “But it depends on the money.� The zoning committee discussed the matter with Springer and all agreed to have Tom Reinhart visit the property, talk with the Springers and try to find a solution. Finally, the regular Pittsfield City Council meeting started and the council zipped through the agenda, endorsing the recommendations of all boards which had

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met prior. Alderman also approved a bid from Diamond Construction of Quincy, for $308,215 for work on Clarksville Road; a bid for $73,444 from Gary Gunterman Construction of Pleasant Hill, for widening the turning radius at Clarksville Road and Fayette and awarded the job of resurfacing the alley between Madison and Monroe, inbetween Fayette and Washington streets, to P and L Excavating of Liberty for $89,710. The city also is in the process of collecting old tires to be taken to the county’s tire recycle center March 19. Only tires from individuals will be allowed at the city municipal building on North Monroe and only municipalities will be allowed to dump tires at the recycling center in Griggsville. Spring clean-up will be April 27-May 4 with weekday hours being 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday hours being 7 a.m to 4 p.m. No Sunday drop-off. Certain items are exempt such has tires, paint cans, chemicals, batteries, items with freone, etc. If residents have any doubts they need to check before taking items to the site.


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Karlie Kendall was enjoying her time at the PTO Fun Fair at South Elementary School in Pittsfield on Friday. The event was Hawaiian luau-themed and attracted an estimated 100 participants. Parents and children played games such as bowling, bean bag toss, digging for treasure, and, the most popular game of the evening, the cake walk. Food and drinks were served for participants. The funds earned will benefit the PTO.

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Time for a time change? Last Saturday-Sunday, we all made the annual “spring forward� move, setting our clocks ahead one hour and losing an hour of sleep. Some among us are still feeling “sprung.� And the grumbling continues. In the strictest record-keeping sense, we didn’t actually lose an hour; it was the hour we added into our schedule last fall when Daylight Saving Time (DST) began for this term. Sorry, but we only get so much time each day, each year, each lifetime. It’s just what time number you want to see on your clock based on the angle of the sun. The idea for DST is based on a desire to have more light further into the evening hours. Another solution, of course, is just to change the time of events based on what light you want. A significant portion of the population is rallying to get rid of this ritual of springing forward and “falling back� each year. Studies show that there is, shall we say, an uptick in accidents and health incidents each year in the week after the clock changes in the spring.

And have you ever considered how much time you spend resetting your clocks each year? Sure, some modern clocks will reset themselves – but we’re betting that not all the clocks in this county know this trick.

And how many people have you heard about who went to bed resetting a clock that later reset itself? That will get you to church two hours early every time.

Confusion exists, also, because not every geographic jurisdiction treats DST the same. Arizona, for example, doesn’t use it at all.

People living near the borders of states with different time preferences have to expend a lot of energy adding or subtracting to be sure they get to the concert on time, don’t miss the store’s closing hour, etc.

Is it time for Congress to standardize the clocks around the country, putting us all on one accepted time system?

Given the inability of Congress to agree on much of anything else, it seems unlikely that this measure would garner majority support.

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in bed with us. Usually one of us would get up and take them back to their room. When my daughter would come up to our bed my wife and I were older and if my girl crawled in bed late at night she generally got to stay. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the days of if being my turn. My daughter just brought me a coffee, I guess now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s her turn. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Q John Ottwell graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1984 and lives in Shrewsbury, Mo. His website is www.


s soon as I heard Illinois lawmakers were considering taxing plastic and paper shopping bags, I purchased a half dozen canvas bags to take with me on future shopping trips. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like paying taxes. And bringing my own reusable bags struck me as a good tax-avoidance strategy. Of course, the environmentalists who are lobbying for the legislation hope more people will respond to the tax the same way I have. They want fewer EDJV KHDGLQJ WR ODQGÂżOOV DQG entering waterways. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t argue with their logic. When you tax something, you create a deterrent for people. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the reasons the state puts a $1.98 tax on every pack of cigarettes sold in the Land of Lincoln. Lawmakers hope the tax is a

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF TAXES ÂżQDQFLDOLQFHQWLYHIRUSHRSOHWR quit smoking. The sack tax approved last week in a Senate committee would put a 7-cent surcharge on every shopping bag dispensed. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interesting that some lawmakers believe that taxing cigarettes and bags deters folks from smoking or taking a sack at the checkout line, but they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t acknowledge that taxing property and income discourages people from living and working in Illinois. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face the facts, Illinois and New Jersey have the highest property taxes in the nation. During the past several years, I have received hundreds of emails from readers who have either left the state or are planning to do so because of our property taxes. They read like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dear Johnâ&#x20AC;? letters from residents leaving

behind family and friends for places with lower taxes. According to the Chicago Tribune, the number of resiGHQWV Ă&#x20AC;HHLQJ ,OOLQRLV IRU RWKHU states jumped to 93,704 in 2014 from 68,204 the previous year. It increased in 2015 to 106,544, and in 2016 to 109,941. More exodus in 2017 of 114,779 and last year, another 114,154. For more than 15 years, residents have left Illinois at a rate of one person every 10 minutes. Our neighbors Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin and Kentucky are growing. So, we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t blame the weather for this diaspora of Illinoisans scattered across the nation. The blame rests squarely on the shoulders of Illinois lawmakers who for decades have ignored cries for property tax reform. High property taxes are pushing people from Illinois

and deterring others from settling here. Once upon a time, the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high property taxes were offset by lower income taxes. But over the past nine years, Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; property taxes have surged upward. And now, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is pushing for amending the state constitution to create a progressive income tax, which would enable tax rates to rise further still. If this happens, expect the Illinois exodus to accelerate. Strange how lawmakers will tax things like cigarettes and bags, to discourage people from buying them, but fail to see how taxing homes and income encourages folks to leave. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; QScott Reeder is a veteran statehouse journalist and a freelance reporter.

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eople around the world dream of coming to America and having a better life. Since our founding as a nation, millions have come here and found a better life than they left behind. We can be proud of this in our country. Welcoming those who desire to come here and work hard is good for them but especially good for us. We now have about 37 million legal immigrants in the United States. Dr. Erin Berber is an endocrinologist at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. He was raised and educated in Turkey. He graduated from Istanbul Medical School but came to America for additional medical training. He has been with Cleveland Clinic since 2005. I wasnâ&#x20AC;şt sure that I liked him very much when he recommended that

my entire thyroid should be removed. The biopsy indicated a strong suspicion of cancer on one side and he didnâ&#x20AC;şt like how the other side looked. He was right as I had four malignant nodules pathology would later FRQÂżUP  /RRNLQJ EDFN , OLNH him a lot better knowing now I was in the hands of a very capable, trained surgeon who took care of me. I didnâ&#x20AC;şt care that he was from Turkey. He knew what he was doing. There are a lot of doctors in America from India, Turkey and other countries. Many of them have come to America, completed medical school or done their post medical school training. Many have stayed, become incredible citizens and made our country even better. We have been a nation of opportunity for them but also they

have helped make our nation greater. America has been a land of opportunity for people from around the world. Therefore, we must keep ourselves free and this requires a strong military, secure border, good law enforcement and the freedom for all Americans to be able to protect ourselves. The government should provide good roads and bridges and ensure that all Americans have access to good affordable health care. After this we all need an environment where we can pursue a life of peaceful existence and our daily dreams with a reasonable tax rate. My Grandpa Hinkle operated a small rural Appalachian grocery for most of his life. He and Grandma Hinkle worked in the store together until he

was 83 and she was about 80. He worked up until two weeks before his death. Life was six days a week of long hours but with grit and no one else to care for them, they made a living and raised ten children in an impoverished East Kentucky culture. My dad worked underground mines for over 30 years while he and Mom farmed DQG UDLVHG ÂżYH FKLOGUHQ 7KH\ worked hard but we had a good life. America must continue to be a place where people with desire and determination have a chance to make something of themselves. This makes America great. -----------------------------Q Glenn Mollette is an American columnist and author. Contact him at

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her out and it was Dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s turn. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind the turn but wished I had been given a little more notice. Now, looking back, it is funny. I often will see a mom with a young child and say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keep going, Mom!â&#x20AC;? Moms sometimes just need a little encouragement. I used to hate when the kids couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t talk but knew they wanted something. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d point and grunt or make some kind of noise. When mothers put up with that kind of â&#x20AC;&#x153;talking,â&#x20AC;? I can see why theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d need a break. When the boys were little theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d climb out of their crib and walk upstairs and get

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PICKINGS FROM PIKEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PAST 50 YEARS AGO: HIGBEE BRAVES WIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 150 Years Ago March 18, 1869 Yesterday the sun shone pretty and bright and hopes are entertained that by the Fourth of July the muddy roads, which have been villainously untravelable, will finally be settled so they can be traveled. The young gentleman and ladies connected with our public schools are very desirous to enlarge their library. Considering the short time that has elapsed since the commencement of the high school at the east building, it has made very good growth. The Old Flag newspaper has again changed hands, it appearing this week with James Criswell as proprietor and R. H. Criswell as editor. The service at the new Catholic Church and the dinner in aid of the society came off yesterday. The church was densely crowded and all together the entire exercises were gratifying to those who took part therein. Messrs Dexter and Thompson have opened a new meat market on the southeast corner of the square. We are of the opinion that they know their business. More competition in the meat line wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt. It may possibly get so that a man can eat meat and live. Bob Frazier has again resumed the management of the Union House. It is unnecessary to say that it will be kept as a hotel should be. The coming girl will vote, be of some use in the world, will cook her own food, will earn her own living, and will not die an old maid.

didates are making good use of this glorious weather to see how the dear people feel with regard to them. Engine 161 is doing the helping out of Baylis while the â&#x20AC;&#x153;helperâ&#x20AC;? is in the shop for repairs. Perry is the place for people to come to buy goods. Our merchants have cut and slashed at each other until we are satisfied that goods can be bought cheaper in Perry than any other town in the county. Notwithstanding the hard times, P. C. Hornbeck, our tax collector, has made a closer collection than is usually made here. Out of a total of $10,457.95 he has collected $9,660.53, leaving on the delinquent list only $797.42. The report of the First National Bank of Pittsfield shows total assets to be $404,420.21. Fred Niebur, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Boot man,â&#x20AC;? has papered and fixed up his store room on the west side in fine style. Col. Hugh Bayle of the Illinois National Guards, came in on the train this morning, and this evening is to muster in Company A of the 5th Regiment, being the new company gotten up by the young men of Pittsfield. It seems to be settled that the Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Advocate is to be brought back from Nebo, and again published in Pittsfield under the management of Miss Lavina Roberts and her brother John. It will no doubt be an able advocate of the populist doctrines under the editorial conduct of it, which it is understood she is to assume.

125 Years Ago March 14, 1894 The weather has been as delightful spring weather as could be wished since our last, every day having been fine. Spring seems to be with us. The bluebirds and robins are making themselves heard these lovely mornings. Can-

100 Years Ago March 12, 1919 Circuit Clerk John Dinsmore will record the discharges of all soldiers and sailors, free of charge. The final instructions have been received by the local exemption (draft) board, which govern the packing

and shipping of the selective service system and the disposition of all government property. The Juniors of Pittsfield High School put on â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Happened to Jonesâ&#x20AC;? Friday night to a house crowded to capacity. After all expenses were paid the Juniors had 56 good dollars to their credit. There were 7,000 millionaires in the United States before the war; now there are 30,000, helped to wealth by expenditures for war. Our gold reserve of $3 billion is the largest in the world. The Independence Community club will hold a meeting Saturday night, March 15. A good program has been organized by Ross Burbridge, Loren Heavner, Warren Ransom and others. Ray Bauer is the chairman. The Methodist Church of Pittsfield is very grateful for the good weather. For eight Sundays consecutively we have had beautiful Sundays, except muddy roads part of the time. The U.S. Internal Revenue Bureau reminds you that the income tax is being collected to meet the war expenses. Every person who shouted and tooted his horn on Armistice Day is now called upon to contribute his share of the cost of winning the war. 75 Years Ago March 15, 1944 Fire of unknown origin at Barry completely destroyed the Clark Theatre, Wareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bookstore and a vacant building Thursday night. A fourth building was badly damaged by the collapse of its outside wall. The loss has been estimated from $50,000 to $60,000. The Perry Pioneers, fighting gamely, lost to Quincy in the sectional championship game by a score of 53 to 41 in the Pittsfield gym Friday night. Every man in the Quincy squad topped each Perry player by several inches in height. Perry had

defeated Carrollton 42 to 38 to reach the championship. The Pittsfield sectional tournament Thursday and Friday evenings proved to be a most successful event, record breaking crowds attending each session. Thursday evening school officials were forced to turn more than 200 people away. The tournament grossed $1,300, which is a recordbreaking gate. At a meeting Monday afternoon to discuss the subject of rabies, it was felt that the disease was not of sufficient magnitude at this time to warrant a countywide quarantine, but vaccination of all dogs was recommended. Vincent Zimmerman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Zimmerman of Pittsfield, received his silver pilotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wings and a commission as second lieutenant in exercises held at Luke Field, Arizona. He and his wife, the former Marjorie Weir, who has been with him, will arrive here tomorrow for a 10-day furlough. 50 Years Ago March 19, 1969 By a vote of 17 to 6, with one supervisor not voting, the Pike County Board of Supervisors Tuesday afternoon passed a resolution raising their per diem for attendance at board meetings and committee meetings from $15 to $20. The board now meets five times per year with committee meetings at various intervals of frequency, depending on the committee, of which there are 28. An effort was made to pass a resolution to meet monthly, but that failed. The sticky question of countywide trash and garbage disposal occupied the Pike County Board of Supervisors for more than an hour at its March meeting Tuesday. Wilson Hall, owner and operator of a sanitation pickup service in Pittsfield, was

invited to attend the meeting and provide the benefit of his knowledge and experience in the business. The Higbee Braves won the Class A basketball championship of the Illinois Elementary School Association in Canton by defeating Mount Zion 47 to 27. The players are Bruce Kattelman, Robby Capps, Don Snyder, Jim Smith, Richie Smith, Mike Barton, Dennis Oliver, Mark Dempsey, Mark Deeder, Rich Bergman, Lonnie Capps and Ron Ghrist. Byron Brown is the coach, and the principal is Gordon Sansom. The team finished with a 21-1 record. Miss Edith Buchanan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Buchanan of Pleasant Hill, and Dewey Gant, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gant of Nebo, were married Friday at 7 p.m. at the Nebo Christian Church, with the immediate families attending. Rev. Joe Maynard officiated. John E. Kinscherff of Pleasant Hill was one of the 14 Illinois farmers cited last week in Decatur as Master Farmer for 1969 by Prairie Farmer, Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest farm publication. Ed Lowry is offering 51 choice building lots in the new Rolling Meadows subdivision west of Pittsfield. 25 Years Ago March 16, 1994 The crowd cheered as the last precinct, Pittsfield three, came in and helped pass the Pikeland school building referendum by a 2-1 margin. The final vote, 1682-834, was more than the referendumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most ardent supporters had hoped. Three familiar faces and a new one will be the Democrat slate to challenge four Republicans for County Board in November. Earl D. Hull, Jim Sanderson, Elaine Hoaglin and Norris Richards will be the Democrat candidates.

Pittsfield basketball player Brad Tomhave was named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Class A All-State second team this past weekend. West Pikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marty Hull was named to the Chicago Sun-Timeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s All-state team. The 6-5 center was one of 20 players so named, and one of just two juniors so chosen. Dennis and Virginia Smith have announced the engagement of their daughter, Erica Dawn, to Airman James R. Fox, Jr. of Detroit. James is the son of James R. and Judith A. Fox of rural Detroit. Their wedding will be July 9. Wayne V. Mountain, shift supervisor since 1985 for Central Illinois Public Service Co. at the Meredosia Power Plant, retired recently after nearly 33 years of service.

10 Years Ago March 18, 2009 The Saukettes competed in Illinois Drill Team Association State POM Contest Saturday and took home first place for Pittsfield High School. The Saukettes competed through a grueling 10-month season, winning every competition they were in. The members of the team are Kayla Killday, Ellyn Smith, Katelin Conkright, Kenna Mager, Adrienne Smith, Addie Welbourne, Allie Little, Alesha McNelly, Nikki Rumple, Kendyl Crawford, Missy Moffit, Bailey Henderson, Alyssa Bristow and Jessica Evans. They are coached by Lindsey Wade and Kim Bauer. Roger and Rokettia Brokaw of Summer Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Michelle, to Braxton Boren, son of Michael and Julie Boren of Pittsfield. A May wedding is planned. Q Pickings from Pikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Past is compiled by Michael Boren.

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DIVORCE AND SOCIAL Survey shows teacher shortages MEDIA growing throughout Illinois O

n the internet recently, I saw an article entitled, â&#x20AC;&#x153;40 Secrets That Divorce Lawyers Knowâ&#x20AC;? or something to that effect. I am not a divorce lawyer but I was curious about the 40 socalled secrets so I checked it out. While the article mentioned various issues that are pertinent for someone considering divorce, the most important issue was completely missing from this list of â&#x20AC;&#x153;40 Secretsâ&#x20AC;?. And that issue? The indiscriminate use of social media and how it will impact divorce proceedings. It is shocking what some people allow to be posted on their Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts. Maybe you are exercising your â&#x20AC;&#x153;right of free expressionâ&#x20AC;?; that is fine but did you know that your ÂŤexercise of free expressionÂť could be a divorce lawyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream come true? Any divorce lawyer worth his salt is going to be checking your social media; some judges will even order you to divulge your passwords so that lawyers can look at your â&#x20AC;&#x153;privateâ&#x20AC;? stuff. If your divorce is pending in a jurisdiction in which the petitioner still has to prove fault on the part of the other party, you need to assume that the opposing lawyer can get into evidence that Facebook photo of you in a lip-lock with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;person of interest.â&#x20AC;? Illinois is now regarded as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;no faultâ&#x20AC;? divorce jurisdiction. Beginning in January 2016, the only grounds for divorce in Illinois is â&#x20AC;&#x153;irreconcilable differences that have permanently damaged the relationshipâ&#x20AC;? and proof of that does not require a bunch of grainy Polaroids. So why, then, does it matter what is on your social media if your divorce is pending in

Illinois? It matters a lot. If you have children and there are going to be custody and visitation issues, you certainly do not want photos or text suggesting that you might be a toxic environment for your children. After all, the judge is trying to decide what is in the best interests of the children and a post of you chugging beer and shots at an Easter egg hunt or standing around in your underwear will not be help your cause. Likewise, if there is going to be an award of child support and maintenance, photos of you with your new Corvette wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help, either. But the inadvisable use of social media during divorce proceedings goes beyond that. There is absolutely no need to stoke the fires of revenge by provocative remarks on Twitter, Facebook and so on, especially while your lawyer is trying to negotiate a settlement on your behalf. The best advice is to avoid social media cold turkey until all pending divorce proceedings are concluded. Note: Relationship experts say that excessive use of social media is now a direct cause in at least a fourth of all divorces now being filed. -----------------------------Q Bill Hoagland has practiced law in Alton for more than 50 years, but he has spent more than 70 years hunting, fishing and generally being in the great outdoors. His wife, Annie, shares his love of the outdoor life. Much of their spare time is spent on their farm in Calhoun County. Bill can be reached at

Consequences include larger classes, canceled programs, use of unqualified teachers By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois The shortage of teachers in Illinois has gotten more serious over the past year, reaching into virtually every subject area and region of the state, and forcing schools to either cancel programs, enlarge class sizes or use teachers who are not fully licensed in a particular subject area. Those are the conclusions of a new report released Monday from the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools, which was based on survey responses from 527 of the 858 district superintendents in Illinois. Of those, the report said, 85 percent reported experiencing some level of teacher shortage this year, up from 78 percent in a similar survey conducted in 2017. Nearly one-third (32 percent) reported a â&#x20AC;&#x153;seriousâ&#x20AC;? shortage. Nearly two-thirds of those responding (63 percent) also reported having a â&#x20AC;&#x153;serious shortageâ&#x20AC;? of substitute teachers. As a result, the report stated, the superintendents who responded to the survey reported a total of 1,032 vacant positions that still had not been filled by the time classes started last fall, or were filled by people who were not fully qualified for the position. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ultimately, whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not really stated in there, is that there are about 120,000 kids who are being impacted directly by positions that are going unfilled this year,â&#x20AC;? said Kelton Davis, the regional superintendent for Monroe and Randolph counties, and chairman of the regional superinten-

dents association. The report said shortages were reported in almost every subject area, with foreign languages, various special education fields and computer science leading the list of classroom subjects. There were also significant shortages of school psychologists and library and media specialists. Shortages were also reported in every region of the state, although they were more severe in southern and central Illinois than in the suburban districts around Chicago. In southern Illinois, 94 districts reported seeing â&#x20AC;&#x153;significantly fewer qualified applicantsâ&#x20AC;? than they did five years ago. That compares with 90 percent of the districts in central Illinois; 78 percent in northwest Illinois; and only 42 percent in the Cook County and surrounding suburbs. As a result of those shortages, the report said 99 districts reported canceling a total of 225 course offerings due to a lack of qualified teachers, while 86 districts reported converting more than 200 classes to online learning because they lacked a qualified teacher for the subject. Davis, however, said he knows of many districts that have resorted to putting more students into a classroom, or using teachers who are working with a temporary license or an emergency substitute license to fill in gaps. Nancy Latham, executive director of the Council on Teacher Education at the University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign, said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difficult to pinpoint all of the causes of the growing teacher shortage. One of the factors, she said, is that there are more teachers from the â&#x20AC;&#x153;baby boomâ&#x20AC;? generation now retiring than there are young people graduating from schools of education. And a big part of that, she said, is about

money. She noted that more than 90 percent of the vacancies reported in 2017 were in schools that received â&#x20AC;&#x153;belowadequateâ&#x20AC;? funding and which had been reducing their staff in recent years. But another factor, she said, is that the teaching profession no longer has the same kind of allure it once enjoyed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you look at the national media reports over the last five years, the profession has taken a hit,â&#x20AC;? she said. In fact, the report referenced a 2018 poll by Phi Delta Kappa, a nationwide professional organization for educators, which found that 54 percent of the adults it surveyed said they would not want their children taking up teaching as a career â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the first time a majority of respondents said that in the 50-year history of the survey. Democratic state Sen. Andy Manar, of Bunker Hill, commented about the report on Twitter, saying the report bolsters his argument in favor of a bill he is sponsoring to phase in an increase in the minimum wage for full-time teachers to $40,000 by the 2023-2024 school year. Davis, however, said there are many districts that could not afford to do that without significantly more state funding, or raising local property taxes. The report recommends the state take at least three steps to address the shortages: streamlining the process for obtaining substitute teacher licenses, especially for retired teachers who want to go back to work in their old districts; expanding programs for developing new teachers, such as the Grow Your Own Teacher program; and gathering more data to more accurately predict, by district, where shortages will occur and to identify unique challenges facing each district.

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Mark Joseph Wintjen Mark Joseph Wintjen, 62, entered Heavenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gates, March 8th, 2019. Mark was born in Wood River, Illinois to Billie Burnell Wintjen and Patsy Marlene Wintjen (Howdeshell). Mark worked many jobs over his life. Among them were Farm Supply (FS), Louisiana Manufacturing and Dyno-Nobel. He enjoyed fishing, carpentry, spending time with his family, reading, stock trading, serving in the church, watching the buffalo roam in the Wichita Mountains, and baking. He was a dutiful son, protective and loving husband, trusted father and faithful friend. Mark is preceded in death by his parents, Billie and Patsy Wintjen; sister Vicki Wintjen and son, Jeremy Christopher Wintjen. He is survived by

his wife, Rebecca â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beckyâ&#x20AC;? Wintjen; sister Rebecca â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beckyâ&#x20AC;? Rench (Wintjen) son Ryan and wife Bridget Wintjen; and grandson, Nathanual Joseph Wintjen. Mark will be dearly missed by many. His service will be held March 15th, 2019 at 11am at First Baptist Church in Yukon, Oklahoma.

Patrick Wayne â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tigerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lagemann Patrick Wayne â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tigerâ&#x20AC;&#x153; Lagemann passed away at his home on Marco Island Sunday, March 9, 2019. Pat was born July 23, 1968 at Illini Hospital in Pittsfield, the 15th child of Edward and Rosemary Lagemann. Pat was part-owner of Tiger Masonry and Roberts Bay Custom Homes of Naples, Florida. Pat is survived by his 2 daughters, Alexandra (Alex) Tovar and Rebecca (Dylan) Gober, 3 grandchildren, Aiden and Lincoln Tovar and Raelynn Gober, 11 brothers and sisters, Jim, Dave (Mary), Danny, MaryLou Derozier, Teresa (Ed) Jackson, Alfred â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peteâ&#x20AC;?, Raymond, Joanie (Dean) Ramineh, Susie (Chris) Allen, Debbie Plummer and Linda (Marc) Rumple and numerous nieces and neph-

ews. Pat was preceded in death by both parents, 2 brothers, Dennis and Tom, and 2 sisters, Nancy and Cathy. A memorial service will be held at 3pm Sunday, March 17 in Naples. Memorial donations may be made to Tiger Masonry Grandchildrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fund, 3271 17th Ave. S.W., Naples, FL, 34117.

DeWayne Carl Yeater DeWayne Carl Yeater, 71, of Quincy, IL died Friday, March 8, 2019 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill conducted by Pastor Don Hannel. Burial, with military honors, will follow

at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services. Memorials may be made to the Great River Honor Flight or to the Quincy YMCA Youth Activity Fund. Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling the arrangements.

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Frank Charles Ruble Frank Charles Ruble, age 79, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL. He was born on April 15, 1939 in Pittsfield, IL, the youngest of eight children, to Henry Thompson and Geraldine Sowers Ruble. He married Mary Patricia â&#x20AC;&#x153;Patâ&#x20AC;? Tower, and she survives. Frank served in the United States Marine Corps for eight and half years, and was very proud of his service. After his Honorable Discharge from the US Marine Corps, he worked for several places including Alexander Lumber, the whey factory, and also did some carpentry work. He worked twenty years for Oscar Mayer in Beardstown, IL until the plant closed. Frank then retrained in HVAC and accepted a position at Stark Brothers in Louisiana, MO where he worked for ten years taking care of their boilers and all electrical and air conditioning. He went on to work for five years at the prison in Bowling Green and retired from there. Frank worked part-time for a few years at Farm and Home Supply in Pittsfield before retiring again to spend time with his family on their little farm where he enjoyed the remainder of his life fishing and hunting with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Patricia Tower Ruble; two sons, James Lee Ruble and

Stage is ready for the first ever Farming Families and Friends dinner By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press This Saturday night at the Pike County Farm Bureau building will be the first ever Farming Familes and Friends dinner. The event, the brainchild of Chris Sitton, is designed to honor Pike Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s farming industry and raise some money for scholarships and the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three FFA organizations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just for farmers, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for everyone,â&#x20AC;? Sitton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153; Doors open at 5 p.m. and the dinner starts at 6 p.m.â&#x20AC;? Sitton said Sheriff Dave Greenwood will emcee the event and Clint Weir will

open the evening with a prayer. After dinner, served by Ambrosia Goods, is served, C.D. Davismeyer will talk to the crowd about the importance of the agricultural industry in Pike County. Throughout the evening there will be a silent auction with a basket containing Cardinal tickets, a collection of Pike County Barn photos, an old-fashioned clock and some farm machinery inspired tableware. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will also raffle off a $500 meat bundle,â&#x20AC;? Sitton said. Sitton said the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s farm industry is the focus of the entire evening and even the menu will be farm-themed with ham and pork loin and all the trimmings.

Applications in process for early childcare

PACT Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2019/20 program year serving pregnant women and children ages birth to four who live in Adams, Brown, Cass, Hancock, McDonough, Pike, Schuyler, and Scott counties. Through Head Start and Early Head Start, PACT provides education, health, social services, and parent engagement. The parent engagement component emphasizes parents as the primary educator of their children. The health services include parent education, child health examinations, and where necessary, follow-up treatment in medical, dental, nutrition, and mental health for each Head Start and Early Head Start child. Services are provided either through weekly home visits with regular group exercises for the children and parents or by daily classes. Eligibility for Head Start and Early Head Start is based on limited income and is provided at no cost to those who qualify. Copies of proof of income and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birth certificates are required. PACT will complete an application with families who have children with special needs regardless of income. PACT works closely with Early Intervention and Special Education programs to coordinate and assist the families with services for

Charles Wesley Ruble; one daughter, Lora Lee Phillips; ten grandchildren, Charles Ruble, Hayden Ruble, Aubrey Ruble, Katie Ruble, Jordan Ruble, Lesli Phillips and Marc Phillips, Bradey Finch, Britney Finch, and Brenden Finch; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Thompson and Geraldine Ruble; five brothers, Harold Edwin Ruble, Robert Dean Ruble, Ronald Gene Ruble, Richard Thomas Ruble, and David Gerald Ruble; and two sisters, Betty Mae Ruble Huffman and Doris Louise Ruble Smith. A graveside service will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Pittsfield West Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to be made to St. Judeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital. Online condolences may be left to the family at Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

James â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Marion Craig James â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jimâ&#x20AC;? Marion Craig, 89, of Griggsville, died Monday, March 11, 2019 at Eastside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 15, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Visitation will be held prior to the service on Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be

these children. Children considered homeless under the federal McKinney-Vento Assistance Act are also eligible for Head Start and Early Head Start. Teen pregnant women or teen parents may also enroll their children in Early Head Start. Enrollment priorities are also given for foster children referred by DCFS or Special Education Cooperatives. PACT Staff will be taking applications at the Head Start center located at 1310 W. Washington in Pittsfield on Thursday, March 28 from 3-6 p.m. Interested families should call 1-217-285-2234 for an appointment at the center or for in their home. The Pittsfield Center has half-day and full-day classes for three-and four-year-olds. Full-day, full-year programs are available for infants and toddlers. A home-based program that provides weekly home visits and a socialization/play group experience is also available in Pike County for pregnant women and families with children birth to 3. For further information or to set up an appointment to complete an application, call (217) 285-2234 or 1-800-443-7228. You may also contact the agency at



at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Shiloh Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Home. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh. com. Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Rosalie Robinson Rosalie Robinson, age 93, of Griggsville, Il. died Tuesday (March 5, 2019) at the Pittsfield Manor in Pittsfield, Il. She was born November 29, 1925 in Griggsville, Il. daughter of the late Oliver William and Rose Lyman Ator. She married Robert Robinson in June 21, 1962 and he preceded her in death July 4, 1965. Surviving are several nieces and nephews and greatnieces and great-nephews including James â&#x20AC;&#x153;Smokyâ&#x20AC;? Robinson and wife Lizzetta, and Jim Ator all of Griggsville, Il. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters, Mary Robinson, Abbie Judah, and Esther Cook; and brothers, Alonzo Ator, William Ator, LeRoy Ator, and Oliver â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skeetâ&#x20AC;? Ator. She was a 1943 graduate of Griggsville High School. She worked at several restaurants in the area as well as Tate Cheese in Valley City, Il. for 20 years and at the Skinner House in Griggsville for 20

years where she worked in the garden and enjoyed giving tours. She was Apple Festival Honored Citizen in 2015. A Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday (March 14, 2019) at AirsmanHires Chapel in Griggsville, Il. Burial will be in Baylis Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services Thursday at the chapel. Memorials may be made to Baylis Cemetery or Skinner House both c/o AirsmanHires Chapel, Box 513, Pittsfield, Il. 62363. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.airsman-hires. com.

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Phillips celebrating 65th wedding anniversary

John and Marion Phillips of rural Pittsfield will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a reception given by their children on Saturday, March 23 from 2-4 p.m. at the Detroit Town Hall. Family and friends are invited. The couple request only your presence; no gifts please. John Phillips and Marion Leahr were married March 21, 1954 at the Detroit Christian Church by the Rev. Joe T. Maynard. Mr. Phillips is the son of the late Loren and Sarah Phillips. Mrs. Phillips is the daughter of the late Francis and Myra Leahr.

They have four children, Barbara (Mark) Ringler of New Berlin, John â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jackâ&#x20AC;? (Rebecca) Phillips of Lebanon, Sarah (James) Baker of Pittsfield and David (Angela) Phillips of Leeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summit, Mo. They also have nine grandsons, one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Phillips has farmed all his life, except when he served in the army during the Korean War. He and his brother, Joe, produced purebred Hampshire hogs for 35 years. John and Marion are members of the Detroit Christian Church.


Barnes-Barger engagement Kelsey Barnes and Daniel Barger of Davenport, IA are engaged. Barger grew up in Pittsfield with his parents Tom and Sue Barger. Barnes grew up in Canton, Ill with her parents Bob and Diana Barnes. The couple have

Cards of Thanks CUMMINGS The family of Bill Cummings would like to thank the class of 1980 for memorials, flower, benefit, thoughts and prayers during his illness. -Cummings Family OTTWELL We would like to express our appreciation to the many family and friends who have helped us with the passing of our loved one Tony Eugene Attwell. To North Calhoun Ambulance for always being there for us. To Boyd Memorial Hospital for the excellent care and comfort. To Lummis Funeral Home for their professional services. Thank you to Pastor Darrin Workman who helped us celebrate Tonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. To the landing for the dinner and allowing us to meet after the service. Also to the ladies who brought food and helped serve. We are overwhelmed with the flowers, donations, cards and words of sympathy. It is truly a blessing to live in this community. God Bless. -Cathy Ottwell and Family


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By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Saturday morning and either you or a loved one have woken up not feeling well. The options used to be limited. Go to the emergency room or tough it out until Monday morning. But in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on-demand society, there are now options which may confuse some seeking medical care. Missy Damon, manager of Illini Rural Health Clinic and Illini Express, says there is criteria to consider when choosing an after hours treatment option. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A walk-in clinic generally describes a broad category of medical facilities that accept patients on a walk-in basis and with no appointment required,â&#x20AC;?Damon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A number of healthcare service providers fall under the walk-in clinic umbrella including urgent care centers, retail clinics and even many free clinics or community health clinics. Walk-in clinics offer the advantages of being accessible and often less expensive. Much of the difference in Urgent Care/ ED/ Convenient Care/etc. are related to 4 things: provider, setting, cost, and capabilities. According to Damon, convenient care clinics are staffed exclusively by nonphysicians-in other words, nurses and PAs- all of these medical professionals are highly trained. At convenient care clinics, however, they are only remotely (not directly) supervised by a physician. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find a physician on site at a convenience care clinic,â&#x20AC;? Damon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Urgent care clinics are dedicated medical facilities staffed by at least one fully-qualified doctor. You may receive treatment from a nurse (NP) or Physicianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Assistant (PA) when you visit urgent care, but these medical professionals will be directly supervised by a fully qualified physician (MD) onsite.â&#x20AC;? The setting of a clinic may be more important to some people than others. Convenient services are intended to increase ease in accessibility, save resources (such as time, effort and energy) and decrease frustration. Everything takes time. The same is true with healthcare. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We naturally want to address our medical needs in a timely and direct fashion, so as not to take too much time out from our daily routine,â&#x20AC;? Damon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Urgent care clinics were designed to meet this need by offering quality care by doctors and nurses, without the need for appointments or extensive wait times.â&#x20AC;? Since convenient care clinics are often located in retail and grocery stores, the atmosphere may feel less private and/ or professional. These concerns are not as common at standalone medical facilities such as urgent care clinics. However, in terms of convenience, it depends on the location of clinic in relation to \ daily activities. Retail and grocery stores tend to be placed on the most convenient locations already, so clinics operating inside of them will naturally be conveniently located. Urgent care is a category of walk-in clinic focused on the delivery of ambulatory care in a dedicated medical facility outside of a traditional emergency department. Urgent care centers primarily treat injuries or illnesses requiring immediate care, but not serious enough to require an emergency department visit. Urgent care centers are distinguished from similar ambulatory healthcare centers such as emergency departments and convenient care clinics by their scope of conditions treated and available facilities on-site (x-ray, lab, etc.). Urgent care clinics are generally placed in convenient locations, although none are available in Pike County. The cost of visiting either type of clinic will depend on two main factors: 1) whether you have insurance and 2) what kind of medical atten-

tion you need. Urgent care clinics usually participate in multiple coverage networks, and it pays to know which clinics in your area are considered â&#x20AC;&#x153;in networkâ&#x20AC;? for your plan. Many convenient care clinics also accept insurance, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll generally be charged the same copay as you would at urgent care or your primary doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. If you are uninsured, convenient care clinics become more appealing-at least for very minor conditions. Treatment varies by condition, but most visits to convenient care end up between $60 and $100 out-of-pocket. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you think convenient care clinic, think minor infections, cold and flu, allergies, minor cuts and bites, and common conditions like shingles and impetigo,â&#x20AC;?Damon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Urgent care can of course handle any of these issues, plus a whole lot more (sprains, fractures, lacerations, more serious infections, etc.). In terms of capabilities, convenience care clinics have the most limited capabilities of all medical facilities. Both clinics are strictly for non-life threatening injuries and illnesses.â&#x20AC;? Anyone with a life-threatening condition should be taken to the ER immediately.

might have gotten easier By ALEXIS HARDEE Pike Press A local gym is offering classes to children ages 10-18 to help incorporate daily workouts and promote healthy living. The RxFit Pike County gym in Pittsfield hosts KidFit every Monday through-Thursday right after school. Although the listed age groups are welcomed to KidFit, Ashli Freesmeyer, owner and teacher of the class, â&#x20AC;&#x153;finds it more beneficial for our high school age students to attend the adult class times, due to their levels of fitness being higher than the kids that are around 10-14 years in age.â&#x20AC;? The classes consist of metabolic conditioning, weight lifting and gymnastics. The class routine is to do a mix of the three components. Every day the workout is different allowing the class members to increase stamina. There are currently 10 kids in the program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This type of training improves the kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; stamina and endurance, as well as mobility, flexibility and body control. We focus on a strong core because that translates over to so many other aspects in life such as sports and posture,â&#x20AC;? Freesmeyer said. Childhood obesity is a major

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We focus on a strong core because that translates over to so many other aspects in life such as sports and posture.â&#x20AC;?

Ashli Freesmeyer RxFit concern with youth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s. Data from 2015-2016 show that nearly 1 in 5 school age children and young people (6 to 19 years) in the United States has obesity,â&#x20AC;? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being active and healthy on a daily basis helps to combat other diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and sickness in general,â&#x20AC;? Freesmeyer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not only does this class bring about better health, but the kids gain a sense of community out of this style of fitness, too. Group classes not only help give them a little friendly competition to push themselves, but they all support and cheer each other on,â&#x20AC;? Freesmeyer said.

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Jaci Baker listens for the music to begin as she takes the Pound. Rockout.Workout. class at Illiini Health and Fitness Saturday morning.

By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press More than a half-dozen women gathered early Saturday morning at the Illini Health and Fitness Center for what is called Pound Class. The class combines cardio, conditioning and strength training with yoga and pilates inspired movements. The class uses Ripstix, which resemble drum sticks, and all movements are designed through music. Each two to four minute song is carefully calibrated with interval peaks and extended fat burning sequences. Each 45 minute class is reported to have 15,000 reps,

30 extended peaks, and uses more than 70 techniques. It is estimated a one hour class can burn up to 900 calories. Those taking the pound class will see an improvement in their rhythm, timing, coordination, speed, agility, endurance and musicality. Cathy Rahe teaches the class. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get loud,â&#x20AC;? Rahe said. Robin Callender is a proponent of the class, saying its fast pace and music make it attractive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have drumsticks and you exercise to the music,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lots of squatting, beating on the floor. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great, fun workout,â&#x20AC;? Callender said.

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The 10 Gallon Milk Challenge started in 2018 to support struggling dairy farmers and move milk off the grocery shelves and into the hands of families needing quality, nutritious dairy products. The Pike-Scott Young Leaders committee accepted the challenge and raised $500. The money will be donated to food pantries in Pike and Scott counties for the purchase of milk and dairy products for distribution to neighbors facing food insecurity. PSFB members meeting at Pittsfield Save-A-Lot store are, left to right, Christian Dean, Brock Willard, Elijah Hoover, Wyatt Bradshaw, Marlee Jo Schultz, Peyton McKinnon, John Schultz, Mark McQueen, Josh Moffit, Rachel Smith, and Jesse Poor.

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The youth trapping day, held at Gardner Camp near Hull, was a huge success with approximately 60 youth attending the camp. The classes were taught by the members of the Illinois Trappers Association. The group made lure, learned how to process and handle fur and safety. The two day camp also set traps and caught a muskrat, mink, otter and a bobcat. The Saturday-Sunday camp endured thunderstorms and torrential rain Saturday morning and high winds Sunday but overall agreed it was a rewarding experience. Kamden McAllister, who has attended the camp, shows younger participants the fine art of trapping.


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Members of the state champions seventh grade Griggsville-Perry Eagles were honored this past weekend at the A and AA state tournament in Peoria. Honored were,left to right, Left to right: Griggsville-Perry Middle School Principal Jeff Bourne, Coach Garrett White, Assistant Coach Matt Hansen, Aaron Lipcaman, Coach Ken Stauffer, Holden Dunham, Gunnar Fanshier, Beau Nash, Rory Phillips, Michael Myers, Flint Kirk, Logan Gerecke, Colby Tate, Eli White, Dane McCallister, Garrett Woodward, Bradyn Lister, Wyatt Lipcaman, Wade Lipcaman, Kyle Waters. Lane Lipcaman was also on the team.

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The Griggsville-Perry Tornadoes celebrated the basketball season with an award ceremony held at the school recently.Winners of awards were, left to right, Tate Kunzeman, most points, steals and highest free throw percentage; Avery Bradshaw, highest threepoint field goal percentage; Tanner Leedy,most blocked shots; Tucker Kunzeman, most assists and most minutes played; Cash Kirk, most rebounds and highest field goal percentage and Dalton Sheurman, most charges taken.

Preparations for annual turkey banquet underway Preparation are well underway for the annual Pikeland Spurs and Feathers wild turkey banquet. The evening event is set for April 13, at the American Legion Building in Pittsfield. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. This is the 30th anniversary for the local group and we expect a full house of attendees. Mailers have been sent to the past attendees and members of the committee have tickets available which raises the point that advance reservations are crucial. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want a situation like we experienced several years ago when folks without reservations showed up and those with reservations had a hard time finding a seat. The situation put a strain on the caterer and created some negative feelings. We intend to celebrate the founding of the chapter by recognizing Lew Wade from Griggsville for his foresight in creating the local chapter. Lew along with John Dippel formerly from Perry saw the need to establish a local group to support programs that helped expand the range of wild turkey in the county. After consultation with the National Wild Turkey Federation. They assembled a committee that included family members and other wild turkey fans such as Jason Duke, Steve Ward and some of Lewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends from down in

southwestern Illinois. Their first banquet was a great success with about 170 attendees and laid the foundation for the continued success of the local chapter. In recognition of Lewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work in establishing the Pike County Chapter he and his wife Donna were summoned to the Illinois State Chapter of the Wild Turkey Federation annual meeting in Springfield back in 2008 where much to Lewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surprise he was presented a beautiful plaque in acknowledgement of his creative leadership. Lew is no longer active on the local committee but is just as supportive as ever. John Dippel moved to Indiana a number of years. In their place a number of individuals have stepped forward to carry on the activities of the local chapter. Lew is just as passionate about wild turkey hunting as when he first went afield decades ago. He has involved one of his granddaughters in the sport and she enjoys the sport as much as he. He took Grace hunting in Brown County last spring and Lew was able to call in a big tom for Grace but she was so busy taking pictures of the bird that she never got a shot. The great relationship between the two is evident as Lew delights in sharing that experience.

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By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Mason Damon, a freshman at Pittsfield High School, wrestling at 170 lbs. went 2-2 at the state freshman-sophomore tournament.

The tournament is formatted differently than the variety tournament where wrestlers are divided into three classes according to school size. The fresh-soph tournament has only one division. Damon is the son of Kent and Tasha Davis of Pittsfield.

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Saukee Youth Wrestling Club had 12 wrestlers competing in Sectionals in Highlanad March 2. Left to right: Chris Reel, coach, Owen Shaw, Tucker Cook, Braxton Forshey, and Luke Archer, qualified for IKWF State Championships in Rockford on March 8 & 9th. Owen Shaw finished first, Tucker Cook and Braxton Forshey placed second. and Luke Archer placed third. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Final Fourâ&#x20AC;? Saukee Novice Wrestlers traveled up to Rockford this past weekend to compete in the IKWF State Championships. While qualifying to be there was an accomplishment, no one was able to make it to top 8 to place.

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Saukee Youth Wrestling Club had two intermediate wrestlers, Will Walston, left and Fisher McEuen place third at sectionals March 2, qualifying them for midget state March 16 and 17.

The annual spring Pleasant Hill dodge ball tournament will be held March 23 beginning at 9 a.m. at the high school in Pleasant Hill. Divisions include: fourtheighth grade teams of six members at 9 a.m.; fourth-eighth grade, pairs tournament at 10:30. Open division, team play, open to any age will start at 12:30 and open division pairs will start as soon as the open team division finishes. Each team will have a six member mininum with an optional seventh person for a substitute. Registration for teams is $10 per person and five dollars for the pairs competition. Medals will be given for first place. For any question or more information,contact Mike Giles at 217-491-3089.


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The Griggsville-Perry sixth grade team won the Bluffs tournament over the weekend. Team members were, front row, left to right: Beau Nash, Bradyn Lister, Garrett Woodward. Back row,Coach Ken Stauffer, Assistant Coach Matt Hansen, Logan Gerecke, Flint Kirk, Wade Lipcaman, Coach Garrett White.

Winchester hosting WBBA and WJBM alumni and all-star classic By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Winchester will host the 13th annual alumni game and 37th annual senior all-star classic for area basketball players and fans. The games are March 16 with the alumni game starting at 5 p.m. and the All-star game immediately following.. Members of the 2019 Pepsi (Blue) team are: Dylan Pohlman of Greenfield; Justn Lawson and Carter Hoesman of North Greene; Kurt Hall, Jacksonville, Darren Klass and Clayton Stephens of Brussels; Drew Baalman, Cory Baalman, Trevor Johnson, all of Calhoun; Nathan Walker, Gabe Jones, Carrollton; Zach Thompson, Shawn Bell, Garrett Snow, Triopia; Isaiha Rogers, Pleasant Hill and Aaron Brown of West Central.The Blue will be coached by Matt Goetten of Carrollton Members of the Mountain Dew (Green) team are: Isaac Shaw and Jack Palmer, Pittsfield; Matthew Myers, Griggsville-Perry;

Triston Rueb, Caleb Archambo, Western; Camden Schmitz, Brady Bergman, Brown County; Lane Ippensen, Hayden Neisen, Jalan Vance, Camp Point; Tanner Cannady, Payson; Logan Both, Luke Jansen, Mendon; Nick Schwarts, Dylan Foley and Tommy Ray, QND. Coach of the Green team will be Curtis Stout of Western. All stars will also compete in a 3-point shootout, free throw contest and slam dunk event to compliment the all-star game. To anyone interested in playing in the Alumni Game of the All-Star Classic, no pre registration is required. Just show up in time for the 4:30 p.m. warm-up and shoot around and to get yourt-shirt. The Alumni Game will start at 5 p.m. as the first event, followed by the All-Star Classic and other senior contests. The Alumni Game is open to anyone who has ever played in a previous All-Star Classic. Fan participation contests, like a â&#x20AC;&#x153;dash for cashâ&#x20AC;? and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;rainbow shotâ&#x20AC;? are also part of the evening. Tickets are available at the door.



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in and around the Pike County Area BARRY QThe Barry Public Library is in need of a continuous supply of empty ink cartridges of all kinds including toner canisters. The library is able to recycle them to Staples in exchange for their office supplies. They can pick up in Pittsfield. Please call 217-335-2149.

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Q It's not too late to join the Barry Community Chorus for its Easter Cantata rehearsals. They are now meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Barry United Methodist Church. Performance date is Sunday, April 7. If you love to sing, come on out & join us. If anyone has questions, direct them to Judy Steers 335-2665. Q The Barry Public Library birth to 3 will be on Thursday March 14 with Becky Winner and Saturday March 23, with Nancy Schwartz. Chess club will meet Saturday March 16. All of these activities will be at 10 a.m.

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Students in Hailey Thieleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first hour P.E. class are doing a session in childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s yoga, which varies from adult Yoga only in that equipment is used. Left to right, Chloe Lemons watches while Noah Gay transfers a ball to Cody Bradshaw, who in turn will pass into Abigail Cox and then to Kate Hoover. The class did a section on adult Yoga earlier this semester. Physical eduction classes today are more than just exercise but more about teaching life-long fitness skills.

GRIGGSVILLE Q The Griggsville United Methodist Church will hold their annual Ham Loaf Dinner on Friday March 22. The meal will include ham loaf, hash brown casserole, green beans, apple sauce, rolls, dessert, and beverages. Take out will begin at 4 p.m. Eat-in serving will begin at 4:30 p.m. The meal is by donation. Frozen unbaked individual ham loaves will also be available by pre-order. They can be picked up the afternoon or evening of the 22nd. Please call Linda Patton at 833-2685 or 217-370-8020 or Alice Cripe 833-2310 or 217-653-5631 to place an order for individual ham loaves.

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Q The Griggsville Christian Church movie day will be Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. They will be watching "Ralph Breaks the Internet". Snacks and drinks will be provided. Everyone is welcome.

QThe Garden Unit of HCE will meet Tuesday March 19 at 2 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Building. Jan Gwartney will give the program on shamrocks. We will have an Easter craft with all supplies provided.

Q Scouting for food: Beginning March 9, 2019 the Boy Scouts of America will be visiting neighborhoods to drop off food collection bags. On March 16, 2019 they will return to collect the donations of non-perishable items. Please put your donations in the bag and place outside your front door by 9 a.m. for pick up. You may also turnyour filled bag into County Market.

PLEASANT HILL Q Pleasant Hill Lions Club is having their 50th Annual Pancake and Sausage Supper Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. This will be at the Lions Club building at the Pleasant Hill Fairgrounds.

MILTON Q Sign-ups are open now until March 22 for Milton Youth League Baseball and Softball. VIsit pikecountylittleleague. com or visit the Village of Milton Building (the old bank building) on Saturday March 16, from 10-2 to register. Contact Megan Anstedt with questions or for assistance in registering at 217-779-2493. The cost is $30. Financial assistance is available. NEW CANTON QShiners Paint Party Fundraiser, March 24 at 2 p.m. at the Copperhead Tavern. Painting a barn scene on a 16x20 canvas and all materials and supplies will be provided. There is a cost. For more information or to register go to Rustix on Facebook. PITTSFIELD QThe Pike County All Wars Museum is hosting a veterans service officer speaking about all available veteran benefits on Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. Any questions, please contact Lloyd Lawber at 217-242-4253. QTo the class of 1957: Friday, March 15 there will be a classmate in town and would like to visit with everyone. Please meet at the Courtyard Cafe at 11 a.m. Q The Pike Calhoun Retired Teachers will have a meeting on Thursday March 21 at the Cardinal Inn for a dutch treat lunch. After several years of retirement, Charlotte Dunham will share her recent experiences in the classroom. QThe Pittsfield American Legion Post 152 will have it Tame Rabbit Supper Wednesday March 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall. Everyone is welcome. QJohn Wood Community College will host an Open House at its Southeast Education Center in Pittsfield for prospective students and their families on March 25 from 5-7 p.m. Q The Annual Music Boosters Spaghetti Supper is Friday, March 22, 2019 at PCS in the cafeteria and gym. Performances will be from 5-7:45 p.m. QThe Pike County Senior Citizen Center will be hosting their monthly fundraiser Fish Fry Thursday March 14 from 4:306:30 p.m. Meal includes choice of fillet or buffalo, choice of 2 sides, bread, tea and a choice of dessert. Carry outs available and all ages are welcome. Q The Pike County Senior Citizen Center and Pike County Historical Society are throwing a birthday party for all seniors with a birthday in March that live in Pike County. The party will be Friday March 15, 2019 from 1-3:30 p.m. The cake will be provided by County Market and the flowers/table decorations by Fashion Flowers. Each birthday attendee is welcome to bring a guest. There will be many games and activities. This will be held at the Senior Citizens Center. Please call 217-2854969 or 217-491-2391 with any questions. QCrossroads Center Gym will be open for walking Monday through Thursday from 8-10 a.m. There is no charge but a collection box is available if you would like to donate to help offset building expenses. Please call First Christian Church at 285-4129 with any questions. Q Calvary Baptist Church will be hosting "The Uprising" youth retreat at the church for students grades 6-12 March 22-24. Fun-filled weekend with games, worship, special speaker, prizes and tons of food. Find the event on Facebook under "The Uprising 2019" or text uprising to 217-891-6662 for more information. Q  Save the date. The East Pike High School graduating classes of 1965-1972 are planning a reunion Saturday, Sept. 7,

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By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press After arresting Jordan D. Herron, 39 of Pleasant Hill, Feb. 28 on charges of unlawful possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, law enforcement came in contact with Herron again March 6. The Pleasant Hill Police Department, Pike County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department and West Central Illinois Drug Task Force were called to

the scene of a one-vehicle accident in the 100 block of North Main Street. Upon the arrival of law enforcement, it was discovered that a silver Dodge Caravan had crashed into a residence. Subsequent to an investigation, Herron was arrested on a Pike County warrant for petition for revocation of bail bond and a charge of improper lane usage. He was transported and lodged in the Pike County Jail. Thursday, the PHPD





also made a meth related arrest on South Main near Fairground Road. An officer stopped a 1997 Dodge truck driven by Glen H. Dempsey, 53, Louisiana, Mo., Following

investigation, Dempsey was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and an active Pike County warrant alleging failure to appear. He was lodged in the Pike County Jail.

Jordan D. Herron, 39, Pleasant Hill was arrested March 6 at 9:30 a.m. on a Pike County warrant to revoke bail bond. He remains lodged in lieu of $3,500. Amanda N. Martinez, 35, Pittsfield, was arrested March 6 at 3:58 a.m. on a Pike County traffic warrant. She posted $200 and as released at 3 p.m. March 6. Shelby J. Smith, 24, Pittsfield, was arrested March 6 at 11:16 a.m. on a misdemeanor Pike County warrant. She posted $400 and was released March 6, at 11:30 a.m. Stephanie D. Gade, 33, Nebo, was arrested March 7 at 12:44 p.m. on two small claims body attachments. She posted $135 and was released March 7 at 2 p.m. Glen H. Dempsey, 53, Louisiana,Mo., was arrested March 7 at 9:28 p.m. on a Pike County warrant with a bond of $100 and a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine with a bond of $800. He posted bond on both charges and was released March 9 at 6:30 p.m. Paul E. Gade, 38, Nebo, was arrested March 7 at

Dispositions Traffic (Speeding, $120 unless noted): Carey Clendenny, 1/18/80, Pleasant Hill, $357. Peggy Fee, 7/14/54, Barry; Sarah M. Jackson, 2/11/87, Griggsville, $384. Brittnee J. Lael, 9/15/89, Kinderhook. Seat belt violation ($60 unless noted): Kaitly D. Ruble, 11/02/90, Pittsfield, $95. Kyle M. Watkins, 2/23/01. Miscellaneous traffic: Timothy L. Ator, 5/3/92, Pittsfield, unsafe equipment, $374. Ronald G.Booth, 3/7/56, Pittsfield, no valid registration, $120. Tracy A. Johns, 8/4/76, Pittsfield, driving on a suspended license, $669, 60 days in jail. Anthony J. Kimber, 12/27/ 81, operate uninsured motor vehicle, $965; defective windshield, $384; driving on a suspended license, $768, expired registration, $384. Richard J. Morrow, 6/12/43, New Salem, failure to reduce speed, $120. Misdemeanors: December D. Butler, 11/20/96, Pittsfield, battery, $537, 24 months probation, 60 days in jail with credit given for 12 days. Tracy A. Johns, 8/4/76, Pittsfield, unlawful display of title/certificate/plates; $774, 24 months conditional discharge, 60 days in jail. Alexandria A. Little, 11/25/96, Pittsfield,

domestic battery, $1,407, 24 months probation, 60 days in jail with credit given for 12 days served. Cassandra M. Heeman, 5/7/87, Griggsville, driving on a suspended license, $884, 24 months conditional discharge. Otha S. Hull, 2/11/55, New Salem, driving on left where prohibited, $120. Sarah M. Jackson, 2/11/87, Griggsville, unlicensed driver, $384. Felonies: December D. Butler, 11/20/96, Pittsfield, possession of methamphetamine, $3,387, 24 months probation, 4 days in jail with credit for 2 days served, revocation of probation: 24 months probation, 60 days in jail with credit given for 12 served. Jessica Clark, 1/31/83, Nebo, possession of meth, $2,752, 30 months probation, 60 days in jail. Charles E. England, 9/7/57, Pittsfield, use vehicle, structure or property for meth, $3,737, 8 days in jail with credit given for 4 days served; 36 months probation. Jonathan M. Guthrie, 8/20/99, Pittsfield, possession of meth, $2,462, 24 months probation, given credit for 11 days served. Charles B.McDonald, 4/27/95, New Canton, possession of cannabis, 100-500 grams, $4,326, 18 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections with credit given for 2 days served.

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The police records released by the Pike County Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office include the following arrests and bookings. The records state that these are accusations and each individual is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Rebecca S. Buhlig, 33, Perry, was arrested March 4 at 5:11 p.m. on a misdemeanor Pike County warrant alleging failure to appear on a deceptive practice charge. She remains lodged in lieu of $200 bond. Jamie L. Haley, 27, Mexico, Mo., was arrested March 4 at 6: 56 p.m. on a Scott County traffic warrant alleging failure to appear on driving while suspended. Haley posted $250 and was released March 4 at 7:30 p.m.pending court appearance. Amanda R. Henderson, 30, Roodhouse, was arrested March 5 at 9:49 a.m. on a petition for revocation of probation, a Pike County traffic warrant and a Cass County traffic warrant. She posted $250 on the Pike warrant, $200 on the petition to revoke and $150 on the Cass Warrant and was released March 5 at 1:30 p.m.


12:45 p.m. on two Calhoun County traffic warrants,both charging failure to appear. He posted $485 and was released March 7 at 2 p.m. Bobby J. Warner, 35, Nebo, was arrested March 9 at 5:36 on a charge of violation of an order of protection and a felony charge of resisting arrest. He remains lodged with no bond set. Angel S. Lewis, 48, Griggsville, was arrested March 9 at 12:45 a.m. on a charge of violation of an order of protection. She remains lodged with no bond set. Shawn L. Smith, 39, Springfield, was arrested March 9 at 11:20 p.m. on a charge of driving under the influence, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed. He posted $300 and was released March 10 at 12:14 a.m. Meggan N. Knott, 30 Quincy, was arrested March 10 at 7: 35 p.m. on a felony Pike County warrant. She remains lodged in lieu of NOTICE Village of Nebo is seeking WR ÂżOO WKH SRVLWLRQ RI 9LOODJH 7UHDVXUHU 7KH SRVLWLRQ UHquires knowledge of State and /RFDO 0XQLFLSDO WD[HV $FFRXQWV 5HFHLYDEOH $FFRXQWV 3D\DEOH 0XVW KDYH 4XLFN%RRNV NQRZOHGJH ([FHO DQG EH SURÂżFLHQW LQ 3D\UROO DQG SD\UROO WD[HV 6HQG UHVXPHV to 9LOODJHRIQHERFOHUN#JPDLO FRP 4XHVWLRQV FDOO 6KHOGRQ Howland at (217) 617-1023.

$300 bond. Walter D. King, 31, Harvey, was arrested March 10 at on a Jefferson County, Ky. warrant alleging violation of probation. He remains lodged in lieu of $1,000 bond. Has your charge been amended, reduced or dropped or have you been found not guilty? Email to be considered for a status update on your court proceeding. Please include name and case number. Notice of Public Question Submitted at Consolidated Election April 2, 2019 Calhoun County, Illinois Notice is hereby given that on April 2, 2019, the following public question will be submitted to the voters of the following named political subdivision, as hereinafter set forth, which polls will be open at 6:00 a.m. and continue until 7:00 p.m. To the voters of the Pleasant Hill Community Park District will be submitted the following proposition: Shall Pleasant Hill Community Park District be authorized to levy and collect an additional tax of not to exceed .25% for all corporate purposes as provided in Section 5-3 of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Park District Codeâ&#x20AC;?? March 6, 2019 Rita Hagen, Calhoun County Clerk/ Election Authority 3.13


COUNTY CLERK ANNOUNCES EARLY VOTING Rita Hagen, Calhoun County Clerk, announces that voters can cast a ballot prior to Election Day, April 2, 2019, without offering a reason or an excuse for wanting to vote early. For the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election, early voting hours will begin February 21, 2019 and end April 1, 2019. Early voting will be conducted at the Calhoun County Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2IÂżFH WHPSRUDU\ YRWLQJ VLWH 301 South County Road, Hardin, IL, Monday through Friday IURPDPSP7KH &RXQW\&OHUNÂśV2IÂżFHZLOODOVR be open Saturday, March 30,  IURP  DP Âą  SP IRU WKH SXUSRVH RI HDUO\ YRWLQJ  9RWHUV IURP WKH SUHcincts of Belleview, Carlin, &UDWHU +DPEXUJ +DUGLQ Gilead, Richwoods and Point PD\ WDNH DGYDQWDJH RI WKLV service. ______________________

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Notice is given of the death of Allan Clay Moore, Jr., of Pleasant Hill, Illinois. Letters of Administration were issued on February 14, 2019, to Bank of Kampsvile, 301 South Main, Pleasant Hill, Illinois, 62366, whose attorney is Richard N. Gillingham, 220 Sixth Street, Carrollton, Illinois, 62016. Claims against the Estate PD\ EH ÂżOHG LQ WKH &LUFXLW &OHUNÂśV 2IÂżFH 3LNH &RXQW\ &RXUWKRXVH3LWWVÂżHOG,OOLQRLV or with the Administrator, or both, on or before the 27th day of August, 2019, and any FODLP QRW ÂżOHG RQ RU EHIRUH that date is barred. Copies of a FODLPÂżOHGZLWKWKHFOHUNPXVW be mailed or delivered by the claimant to the Administrator and to her Attorney within ten (10) days after it has been ÂżOHGDQGSURRIRIVDLGPDLOLQJ RUGHOLYHU\PXVWEHÂżOHGZLWK the clerk. Dated: February 19, 2019. Bank of Kampsville, Administrator of the Estate of Allan Clay Moore, Jr. Richard N. Gillingham Attorney at Law 220 Sixth Street Carrollton, Illinois 62016 (217) 942-5244 Registration #6189435

J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION CORP. Plaintiff, -v.KASEY J. KENDALL, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendant 18 CH 9 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 16, 2018, the Sheriff of Pike County will at 9:00 AM on April 26, 2019, at the Pike County Courthouse, 100 E. Washington Street, Lower &RXUWURRP 3LWWVÂżHOG ,/ 62363, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: One acre off of the East side of Lot Five (5) in the East Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section Number Twenty (20) in Township Seven (7) South, Range Four (4) West of the Fourth Principal Meridian, above described land is situated South of the C & A Railroad and North of the public highway, situated in the County of Pike and State of Illinois. Commonly known as 126 KING RD, Pleasant Hill, IL 623662 Property Index No. 74-028-06 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $63,387.08. Sale terms: 10% down of WKH KLJKHVW ELG E\ FHUWLÂżHG funds at the close of the aucWLRQ WKH EDODQFH LQ FHUWLÂżHG funds, is due within twentyfour (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS ISâ&#x20AC;? condition. The sale is IXUWKHUVXEMHFWWRFRQÂżUPDWLRQ by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will UHFHLYH D &HUWLÂżFDWH RI 6DOH that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate DIWHUFRQÂżUPDWLRQRIWKHVDOH 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 FRXUWÂżOHWRYHULI\DOOLQIRUPDtion. 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 this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). 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, contact Plaintiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney: RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES , 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140, Chicago, IL 60602, (312)  3OHDVH UHIHU WR ÂżOH number 18IL00094-1. E-Mail: 3.13, 3.20, 3.27

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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN To the legal residents of the Town of Pearl in the County of Pike and State of Illinois, that the ANNUAL MEETING of said Town will take place on TUESDAY, APRIL 9TH, 2019, being the second Tuesday of said month. The Town Meeting for the transaction of miscellaneous business of said Town will be held at the hour of 6:30 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock P.M. on said day at Pearl Town Hall and a Moderator having been elected, ZLOO SURFHHG WR KHDU DQG FRQVLGHU UHSRUWV RI RIÂżFHUV DQG GHFLGH on such measures as may, in pursuance of law, come before the meeting; and especially to consider and decide the following and ÂżQDODFWLRQWDNHQRQ Budget and Appropriation Ordinance and Tax Levy Ordinancy - Township Budget and Appropriation Ordinance and Tax Levy Ordinancy - Road District Dated at Pearl, Illinois, this 27th day of February, 2019. /s/ Julia Hatcher Supervisor /s/ Agnes Fisher Town Clerk 3.13




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BED QUEEN pillow top mattress HELP WANTED: Full time Class set. New in the plastic. $195. Can A Driver needed at Pike County deliver. Call 618-772-2710. 7.10.19 Lumber. Must be available to work Mon-Sat. Duties include loading, transporting, and un600 loading materials within a 100 HELP WANTED mile radius of warehouse. Some PRODUCTION WORKERS want- warehouse work also required, ed starting out $12-$14/hour de- along with operation of forklifts, pending on experience. Hiring for pallet jacks, and manual lifting of four 10 hour days, 6:30 a.m.-5 light and heavy objects. Overtime p.m. Monday-Thursday. Apply in every week; home every night. person at 609 N Fulton St, Payson No experience required, but must IL. 3.13.19 have or be able to obtain (within CHILDREN FIRST is seeking to fill one month of hire) a Class A CDL a fulltime daycare center teacher drivers license. Must have a clean position. For more information driving record and be able to pass contact Jennifer at 217-285-4129. a drug screening. 50- hour work week, retirement, earned time 4.3.19 ALL PURPOSE farmhand/con- off. Stable company- ensures job struction worker. Must be able security to quality candidates. to drive a tractor and skidsteer. Send resume to Attn: Human ReMust have a valid drivers license. sources, PO Box 311, Pittsfield, IL Please contact Ryan at 618-535- 62363. TFN JERSEY CALHOUN Veterinary 5611. 3.20.19 JERSEY CALHOUN Veteri- Hospital is looking for an Aninary Hospital at 1201 S State St mal Care Technician. If you love Jerseyville, is looking for an EX- animals and have graduated high PERIENCED full time groomer. school and able to work 8 hour Come in and fill out an application days, come in and fill out an applior you can call 618-498-2413 and cation. 1201 S State St Jerseyville, IL 62052. 618-498-2413. 3.13.19 ask for Ginger. 3.13.19

900A NO TRESPASSING Calhoun County

600 HELP WANTED DRIVERS NEEDED: CDL-A Regional. $2500 Sign-on bonus. Out 1-3 days/wk. Rotate weekends. Pneumatic tankers. Haul Flour. Wood River, IL. 319-768-5545. 3.20.19 MECHANIC HELP wanted. Experienced tractor/trailor mechanic, must have OWN tools and valid drivers license. (CDL is a plus) Please call the shop at 217-7234513. 3.13.19

615 HUNTING WANTED LAND to lease for hunting. Family group wanting yearly lease small or large farm. Please call Greg Wyatt at 903-736-5779. 4.17.19

900A NO TRESPASSING Calhoun County NO TRESPASSING no hunting on property owned by Martha Knight (also known as Marty Aderton), Lincoln Valley Road, Hardin. 7.24.19 NO TRESPASSING or hunting allowed on land in Calhoun County owned by Ruth Smith. Violators will be prosecuted. 3.27.19

HELP WANTED NEWSPAPER DELIVERY ROUTE AVAILABLE Campbell Publications has an opening for an independent contractor to deliver newspapers to retail outlets and post offices. Route time is early Wednesday morning; the route may begin in either Pittsfield or Hardin. The successful applicant will be conscientious, prompt and have a safe driving record. 48$/,),&$7,216

Â&#x2021; Must have reliable, insured vehicle for transporting newspapers. Â&#x2021; Must enjoy working with the public. Â&#x2021; Weekly route begins at 3 a.m. Wednesday mornings. For more information or to apply, contact Linda Schaake at Jersey County Journal, 618-498-1234.

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upon the representation that the agency and/or advertiser will indemnify and hold harmless the newspaper from any loss or expense, including the cost of defense and any settlement and/or judgment resulting from claims based upon the contents of any advertisement, including claims or suits for defamation, libel, violation of right of privacy, plagiarism or copyright infringement. All advertisements created by the newspaper are not considered a â&#x20AC;&#x153;work made for hireâ&#x20AC;? and the newspaper retains the copyright to all advertisements created by the newspaper for the advertiser. The advertisement may not be reproduced without the written permission of the newspaper. (48$/+286,1*23325781,7< All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination, in the sale, rental or financing of housing. In addition, the Illinois Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on age, ancestry, marital status, or unfavorable discharge. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which violates the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call the Chicago area Fair Housing Alliance toll free at 1-800-659-OPEN.


NO TRESPASSING or hunting allowed on the land in Batchtown owned by Steve and Cindy Meszaros. Violators will be prosecuted. 5.30.19 NO TRESPASSING or hunting allowed on the land in Batchtown owned by Marcy Klockenkemper, Judy Lamer, Jeremy Russell, Bonnie Stepanek, and Cindy Meszaros. Violators will be prosecuted. 5.30.19

NO HUNTING, ATV-ing or trespassing on our property without permission. Section 4 of Derry Township and Section 34 of Hadley Township. Frank & Ruth Armistead. 6.26.19 MY LAND located in Section 18 SW of Pearl is private property. Hunting, fishing, trapping, trespassing, for any purpose, without the written, signed permission of the owner, is strictly forbidden. Violators will be prosecuted. Timothy Brinkmann. 6.12.19 900D NO TRESPASSING and no huntNO TRESPASSING ing of any kind, is permitted on any Pike County property owned by Double Creek NO TRESPASSING on Linda Ben- Farms. Can be prosecuted. net farm ground near Griggsville. Trespassers will be prosecuted. 12.19.19


ABSOLUTELY NO swimming/no hunting on land owned by Fred Smith at Valley City Falls. Violators will be prosecuted. 5.22.19 MAYFAIR FARMS ground North of Highway 10 East of Nebo is private property. Trespassing is forbidden. Violators will be prosecuted. 1.2.20


PROFESSIONAL FENCE and deck installs and designs. 618616-3326 call or text. Web www., email: jcfdonline@ 4.10.19 I DO house cleaning, experience with household repairs, own tools, painting, etc. Reliable, references available. 217-506-2524. 3.13.19

HELP WANTED Bookkeeping/OfďŹ ce Assistant Campbell Publications has an immediate opening for a bookkeeping/office assistant in the Jerseyville office, full or part time. Flexible work schedule available. The position will include data entry and general office work, plus dealing with the public in person, by telephone and email. %$6,&48$/,),&$7,216 Â&#x2021; Computer training, typing proficiency, excellent grammar and Internet skills required. Â&#x2021; Ability to meet deadlines. Â&#x2021; Ability to initiate projects and work independently. 35()(55('48$/,),&$7,216 Â&#x2021; The ideal candidate will be proficient in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office. Â&#x2021; Experience with Mac computers and networks desired. :(2))(5: Â&#x2021; Pleasant office and friendly co-workers. Â&#x2021; Opportunity to excel in a fast-paced and creative work environment. Â&#x2021; Competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply, come to the Jersey County Journal oďŹ&#x192;ce to ďŹ ll out an application and complete required testing. Resumes are appreciated but not required.


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Hobart H600T commercial mixer & numerous attachments â&#x20AC;˘ Belshaw space saver donut making system (sells as complete unit including TM634 proofer, Model 2434 fryer, 79â&#x20AC;? conveyor & 47â&#x20AC;? glazing attachment) â&#x20AC;˘ Edhard model MK donut filling machine â&#x20AC;˘ Moline donut hole maker w/conveyor â&#x20AC;˘ Larkin EO8460 exhaust hood vent w/fire suppression, 84â&#x20AC;? x 60â&#x20AC;? x 42.5â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Larkin EO4845 exhaust hood vent w/fire suppression, 48.5â&#x20AC;? x 48.5â&#x20AC;? x 24â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ CMA commercial dish washer system â&#x20AC;˘ Castle 6 burner natural gas commercial oven â&#x20AC;˘ Koolpak dual compartment walk-in refrigerator/freezer â&#x20AC;˘ Detecto 60# digital food scale â&#x20AC;˘ Stajac HB-11LD chest type freezer show case â&#x20AC;˘ Moffat E311MS turbo fan 31 roaster oven â&#x20AC;˘ Berkel 827-A commercial meat slicer â&#x20AC;˘ Leader model ESLM 72 prep cooler (2013 model) â&#x20AC;˘ Maxx Cold model MXM1-16F show case style upright freezer (2016 model) â&#x20AC;˘ True model TSSU-60-24M-B prep cooler â&#x20AC;˘ True model T-49F commercial double door freezer â&#x20AC;˘ Master-Bilt model IHC-27 commercial stainless refrigerator â&#x20AC;˘ (2) Ross frozen custard machines â&#x20AC;˘ King custard ice cream freezer â&#x20AC;˘ Daylight Donut upright outdoor sign, like new & awesome! (19â&#x20AC;&#x2122; tall x 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide) â&#x20AC;˘ Custards dairy neon sign â&#x20AC;˘ Astro blender milkshake machine â&#x20AC;˘ (2) Sam4S P.O.S. systems, complete w/monitor, CC swipe, cash drawer & SNB printers â&#x20AC;˘ Dipperwell model PWV16X ice cream dipper well â&#x20AC;˘ Server brand condiment melters â&#x20AC;˘ Nelson commercial refrigerator/freezer on wheels â&#x20AC;˘ Wooden top flour kneading table w/rolling pins & attachments â&#x20AC;˘ Numerous donut cutting & prep tools â&#x20AC;˘ Nice quantity of high quality mixing bowls, stock pots, etc. â&#x20AC;˘ Numerous quality SSâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;prep tables â&#x20AC;˘ Numerous poly food grade carts & servers â&#x20AC;˘ Also selling quality restaurant chairs, tables, pub tables, leather chairs & sofas, flat screen TV, flat screen electric fireplace, decorative items, etc. â&#x20AC;˘ SSâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;sinks â&#x20AC;˘ Numerous storage bins â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;&#x201A;SSâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;serving carts â&#x20AC;˘ Food storage racking â&#x20AC;˘ Steam tables â&#x20AC;˘ Prep tables â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;&#x201A;Wire racking â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;&#x201A;Quality outdoor furniture â&#x20AC;˘ Neon cafe & open signs â&#x20AC;˘ Napkin dispensers â&#x20AC;˘ Proofing racks & trays â&#x20AC;˘ Trash cans â&#x20AC;˘ Hot dog steamer & hot fudge melters â&#x20AC;˘ Electric flat grills â&#x20AC;˘ Microwave â&#x20AC;˘ Coat racks â&#x20AC;˘ Bunn ice tea dispensers â&#x20AC;˘ &â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;the list goes on & on! Please note this is a complete & total liquidation. Everything sells wall to wall and without reserve. Equipment is located at the Quincy, IL Daylight Donuts restaurant, which is located at 1837 Broadway St., Quincy, IL 62301.


All items available for viewing on Monday, March 11th from 10 A.M. - 12 Noon and again on Saturday, March 16th from 10 A.M. - 12 Noon. Anyone that is not available during these times can contact Sullivan Auctioneers, LLC to set up an alternate time to view. (217) 847-2160.


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Winning bidders can plan to pick up their items after all lots have closed on Monday,â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;March 25th. All items must be paid for at the conclusion of the auction. Auction company personnel will be at the Daylight Donut Restaurant until 3 P.M. on auction day. Auction personnel will also be at the restaurant on Tuesday, March 26th from 9 A.M. - 3 P.M. All items purchased must be removed no later than Saturday, March 30th. Anyone that plans to pick up their items after Tuesday, March 26th will need to contact the auction company in advance. We will NOT be sitting at the Daylight Donut restaurant throughout the week.

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Attorney: Hollahan Law OfďŹ ce, 109 E. Washington St., PittsďŹ eld, IL 217-285-5593

BRANDON & MICHELLE BIGLEY Ă&#x153;Ă&#x153;Ă&#x153;°VĂ&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Â?iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x192;>Ă&#x2022;VĂ&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;°VÂ&#x153;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x201C;ÂŁĂ&#x2021;Â&#x2021;Ă&#x201C;{Ă&#x201C;Â&#x2021;ÂŁĂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x2C6;x IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY, JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS REVERSE MORTGAGE FUNDING, LLC, PLAINTIFF, VS. SANDRA HUNTER; WILLIE FRENCH; HARRY FRENCH; JUDY FRENCH; DONNA FRENCH; JOHNNY FRENCH; DONALD SUMMERS; ROBERT SUMMERS; CYNTHIA PHILLIPS; HARRY HUSSMANN; JACOB HUSSMANN A/K/A JACK HUSSMANN; BRIAN HUSSMANN; KAREN KARPOWICZ; THERESA NORMAN; JACQUELINE HOLBROOK; CHARLOTTE RIEGEL; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF HARRY H HUSSMANN, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS; MICHAEL DIAZ, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DECEASED MORTGAGOR, HARRY H HUSSMANN, DEFENDANTS. 18-CH-11 230 EAST MAIN STREET GRAFTON, IL 62037 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by the Court in the above entitled cause on January 7, 2019, Sheriff of Jersey County will on April 2, 2019, in Courtroom A of the Jersey County Courthouse, 201 W. Pearl Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052, at 11:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of Jersey, State of Illinois, or so much WKHUHRI DV VKDOO EH VXIÂżFLHQW WR satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 08-221-001-00 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 230 East Main Street Grafton, IL 62037

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Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH NO GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $114,222.25.

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bidder must deposit 10% down E\ FHUWLÂżHG IXQGV EDODQFH E\ FHUWLÂżHG IXQGV ZLWKLQ  KRXUV 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 subMHFWWRFRQÂżUPDWLRQE\WKHFRXUW Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall UHFHLYH D &HUWLÂżFDWH RI 6DOH which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate afWHUFRQÂżUPDWLRQRIWKHVDOH7KH property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the FRXUWÂżOHWRYHULI\DOOLQIRUPDWLRQ 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 DAYS 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://ilforeclosuresales. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorneys, 1 N. Dearborn St. Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel. No. (312) 346-9088. Please UHIHUWRÂżOH PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, THE PLAINTIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ATTORNEY IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Plaintiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I3112589

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY JERSEYVILLE ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. Corey E. Hanlon, AKA Corey Hanlon; Tara H. Scoggins, AKA Tara Scoggins; Josh Murphy Defendants. Case No. 2018CH34 116 Roberts Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052 Judge Eric Pistorius NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on February 7, 2019, John Wimmersberg will on April 4, 2019, at the hour of 10:00AM at the Jersey County 6KHULIIÂśV 2IÂżFH -HUsey County Courthouse, 201 W. Pearl Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 116 Roberts Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052 Parcel Number(s): 04-330-021-00 The real estate is improved with a Single Family Residence. Sale terms: Bidders must present, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PIKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION CORP. Plaintiff, -v.KASEY J. KENDALL, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendant 18 CH 9 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 16, 2018, the Sheriff of Pike County will at 9:00 AM on April 26, 2019, at the Pike County Courthouse, 100 E. Washington Street, Lower Courtroom, 3LWWVÂżHOG ,/  sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 126 KING RD, PleasDQW+LOO,/


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at the time of sale, a cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or certiÂżHG FKHFN IRU  of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS ISâ&#x20AC;? condition. The sale is further subMHFW WR FRQÂżUPDWLRQ by the Court. The property will NOT be open for inspection. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). For information call Plaintiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, Chicago, IL 60601. Phone number: 312-651-6700. $WWRUQH\ ÂżOH QXPber: 18-023452. Michael A. Phelps MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6297416 Email: StateEFiling@ 3.6, 3.13, 3.20

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Sign up for summer league ball; summer is coming! Special event to be held at Pike County Senior Citizens Center The North Pike Fireman you need help registering, By lunch will be held March 24 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Perry firehouse. Four Rivers Special Education District and Griggsville-Perry School District #4 are sponsoring developmental screenings for all children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 5 (not entering kindergarten in the fall). The pre-school screenings will be Tuesday, April 19 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. This screening helps to determine eligibility for the pre-kindergarten program. Parents should call the school at (217) 833-2352 to schedule an appointment. Congratulations to last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s G-P Middle Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eagle in Action winner, Deacon Hull! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to sign your child up for the GP Summer League! You may do so online at the following website: Registration closes March 23. Cost is $40 per player. Checks must be made to GP Summer League and mailed to: GP Summer League, PO Box 93, Griggsville, 62340. If

a GP Summer League representative will be at the North Pike District Library in Griggsville Wednesday, March 20 from 5-7 p.m. Nadine Kessinger and Thelma Butler spent Monday in Quincy for an appointment. While there, they done a little shopping and then dropped by for a visit with Thelmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother, Garold Shoemaker. Unfortunately, Garoldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife Janet had another commitment and was away when Nadine and Thelma was there. Sympathy is extended to the family of Jim Craig, who passed away Monday, March 11 at Eastside Healthcare in Pittsfield. With the weather warming up, the roads will soon be shared by a large amount of motorcycles. They are sometimes a little harder to see than other vehicles so be sure to watch closely for them. Happy belated birthday wishes go out to Karen Martin whose birthday was last Thursday, March 7. We are taught you must blame your father, your


sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers, but never blame yourself. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never your fault. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always your fault, because if you wanted to change youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the one who has got to change. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Katharine Hepburn The Griggsville Christian Church movie day is set for March 23 from 2-4 p.m. The movie will be Ralph Breaks the Internet. Snacks will be provided. The movie will be given away after it is shown. Everyone welcome! Members of Scouts have dropped off food collection bags around town and will return on Saturday, March 16 to pick them up. Please place them outside your door by 9 a.m. on that day. Please, no glass, perishable or frozen items. If you did not get a bag and would like to donate, contact Jill Buchanan. Food collected will be given to local food pantries.


50th annual pancake and sausage dinner Saturday Weather permitting the annual cleaning of Crescent Heights Cemetery will begin on or about March 15. Please remove all flowers, containers, grave blankets, etc. that you wish to save prior to that date because everything left will be disposed of except for figurines and solar lights. Mary Ellen Roberts Clendenny turned 84 last Friday, wishing her many more birthdays to come. Wednesday March 14, Don and Lisa Hannel will finish up their presentation

on their trip to Israel and the Holy Land. It will be at the Baptist Church starting at 6 p.m. The Pleasant Hill Lions Club will be holding their annual pancake and sausage supper March 16 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. They will also have a variety of the pork meat for sale. The Pleasant Hill Fire Department is hosting their first annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;PHFPD Spring Bazaarâ&#x20AC;? April 6 from 9 a.m. until to 4 p.m. The Firemen will be serving sloppy joes. They will also be having a

By DEBBIE MILLER 217-734-2845 raffle. Vendors are needed. They do not plan on having duplicate vendors. Vendor space will be 8-ft. Bring your own table. No charge for vendor space but a donation for the fireman raffle would be very much appreciated. For more information contact Judy Crowder or Amy Wells-Smith on Facebook.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happiness is a present attitude -- not a future conditionâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hugh Prather Our computer is back up and running. tThanks, Krystal Musgrove, and I will try to get caught up with the column. Thanks for your patience. Save the date: The East Pike High School graduating classes of 1965-1972 are planning a reunion, Saturday, Sept. 7. To add your address to the planning committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mailing list, contact Elaine Guthrie at 518 N. Orchard Street, Pittsfield, 62363 or email at jandeg@casscomm. com. Birthdays and Anniversaries, Past, Present, and Future: March 8 -- Abby Jo Chamberlain, Ada Handback, Angel Huckstep, Ken Davis March 9 -- John Grawe March 10 -- Linda Akin, Dalton Troxell, Ryan Harter March 11 -- Laura Gleckler, Diana and Ron Cooper, Marge and Walter Lamb March 12 -- Kevin Carnes, Sharon Burgdorf, Wendy Smith March 13 -- Chandler Helm March 14 -- Bob Hutton, Diane Garner, Ronnie Rush March 15 -- Scott Miller, Lila and Brian Martin March 16 -- Clay Gosnell March 17 -- Dona Hibbard, James Francis, Tom Sims March 18 -- Judy Robbins, Micah Rudd, Pearl Ruble March 19 -- Rusty and Patty Ruble Sawyer Knowles made his appearance in the evening of March 8 in Springfield, weighing 5 pounds 1 ounce. His parents are Terry and Katie Knowles, and paternal grandparents are Rita and Don Knowles. George and Ginger Whitlock are Sawyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great grandparents from New Salem.

Special event at the Pike County Senior Citizens Center: The Pike County Historical Society and the Pike County Senior Citizens Center are teaming up to hold a birthday party for all Pike County Seniors with a birthday in March. The party will be held at the Senior Center at 220 West Adams in Pittsfield this Friday, March 15, from 1-3. The party will consist of several activities including cake and ice cream for all. Each March birthday guest is welcome to bring a guest of any age. For questions please call the Center at 217-285-4969. Other Pike County Senior Citizen Upcoming Activities: Widowsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Support Group -- this Wednesday, March 13, from 1-3 monthly fish fry -- this Thursday, March 14, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Bible Study -- April 4 and 18, 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a matter of traveling.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Samuel Johnson Important dates to mark on your calendars March 17 -- St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day -- â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wear that greenâ&#x20AC;? April 2 -- Election Day April 21 -- Easter Keep in shape no matter what the weather Free Exercise Classes: Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:30-11 a.m. Findley Place in Pittsfield Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5-6 p.m. Pike County Senior Center Here are this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prayer requests and as usual no details can be given for these prayer requests, but the needs are still very much the same: Christine Henthorn, Connie McFall, Darold Garner, Frances Larson, Ginger Whitlock, Jerry Gully, Josh Bennett, Linda Schnabel, Lester Rush, Milo Klein,Mike Peters, Pastor Gary Dice, Radar Grim, Roger and Sue Robbins, Roger Bonnett, Roger Woods, Steve Davis, Susie

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Fudge, Susan Shaw, Ted Patton, Tom Ruble and Wayne Robbins, and very important to pray for Israel. And always pray for the United States of America. The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. Psalm 9:9, 10 Trivia Questions for This Week: 1. Which lady in the New Testament was known as a seller of purple? 2. Who was the first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound? 3. What couple did Paul join with in Corinth? And what occupation did they all share? 4. What is the only number spelled out in English that has the same number of letters as its value? 5. Who were the two men that traveled with Paul, described as men of Macedonia, that would have been killed if not for the convincing of Alexander? 6. What is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box? Whenever you see names on either the prayer request list or the birthday/anniversary list that should no longer be on there, please let me know so those names can and will be deleted. Terry Carter of Indiana recently came and spent the weekend with cousin Brad Gleckler. They enjoyed attending an auction while he was here, as well as plenty of visiting. God bless and have a great week!!! Would appreciate any news you have to share.


Family has crazy illness that's going around Missy Damon had a birthday March 3. Her husband, my grandson, took her out for supper and they had a really good time. Happy Birthday, Missy. My brother, Carl Sanders of Jacksonville passed away last week. None of us could go to the funeral because we


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Ann Rine, Tammy DeJaynes, and Barbara Yelliott (L-R) participated in the Pittsfield Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club donation last week. This donation took place at the Griggsville-Perry Elementary School in Griggsville. Funds for the donation were from the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids In Kindnessâ&#x20AC;? program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids in Kindnessâ&#x20AC;? is a community service project of the Pittsfield Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club which provides funds to all elementary schools in Pike County to purchase animal related books. The goal is to assist students in developing respect for and appreciation of all animals. The club receives donations from area businesses as well as appropriating club funds for the project. The donation was

HLGU announces Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List Hannibal-LaGrange University has released the Fall 2018 semesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List following the Spring 2018 semester. Those named to the Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List were Lyndsey Danley of Hull, Tayler Abney and Tayler Smith of Nebo, Brooklyn Baker and Nekoda Gerding of New Canton and Benjamin Guthrie of Pittsfield. To qualify for the Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List, the student must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while taking 12 credit hours of classes.

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Railroad ties were taken March 4 from a residence on Dutton St. in PittsďŹ eld. For the individual(s) who took them, please return them, no questions asked.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Board of Directors of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, located in PittsďŹ eld, IL seeks a highly qualiďŹ ed, experienced and educated individual to assume the duties of Executive Director. This position will be responsible for the management of a 200 member not-for-proďŹ t, broad-based business organization. Candidates must exhibit strong organizational, management, ďŹ nancial, interpersonal and written/verbal communications skills. Strong computer skills (QuickBooks, excel, word, email and social media) also required. This position is for 25- 30 hours per week. Please submit your cover letter, resume with three business references, educational and work history by March 22nd to pikechamberdirector@gmail. com. Information will only be accepted via email.

all had that crazy stuff that was going around. We all had fever, chills, body aches. My great-grandson Preston got to go spend the weekend with his dad, Nathan Pence. He always likes it when he can visit his dad. My girls and I went shopping in Hannibal Monday


By FRANCES PENCE 217-242-3511 and we did not find many bargains. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it for this week. Have a good one an God Bless.

Summer is coming; sign up for baseball Sign ups are open now until Mar 22 for Milton Youth League Baseball and softball. Visit to sign up or visit the Village of Milton building(the old Bank building) on Saturday, March 16 from 10-2 to register. Contact Megan Anstedt with

questions or for assistance in registering at 217-779-2493. The cost is $30. Financial assistance is available. The East Pike Lending Library is Detroit, is open, Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon. Come on over to thus free library and check it out. Thousands of books to loan

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ADI offers scholarships

Ag Drainage Inc. (ADI) is offering six $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who have demonstrated an interest in agriFXOWXUHRUUHODWHGÂżHOGV Scholarships will be awarded in the Illinois counties of Adams, Brown, Ford, Hancock, Pike and Schuyler. One scholarship will be awarded per county. â&#x20AC;&#x153;ADI is honored to be able to support some exceptional ag students as they further their education and become the next generation of industry leaders,â&#x20AC;? Jordan Stults, human resources manager, said. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be graduating in 2019, be accepted or enrolled in a post-secondary school, be a full-time student and be a resident of Illinois. The scholarship application is available online at; high school guidance counselorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; or ag DGYLVRUVÂśRIÂżFHVZLOOKDYH application details. The deadline to submit will be April 19 at midnight CST.




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The Pittsfield High School Mock Trial Team visited the Pittsfield Rotary Club last week. Michael Jennings introduced the program, Walker Filbert and the Pittsfield High School Mock Trial Team. Team members introduced themselves and their role in the case. Michael TenEyck assists the team and he was introduced, as well. Team members presented their case and the Rotary members acted as the Jury. After closing arguments, the jury decided the defendant is Not Guilty. The Mock Trial Team will be competed at state competition last Saturday, March 9 at the University of Illinois in Springfield.

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Iva Welbourne and Cassie Tran visited the Pittsfield Rotary Club last week. Iva Welbourne plans to attend Truman State University. Cassie Tran plans to attend John Wood Community College.

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Jake Walch of Central State Bank in Kinderhook presented a check to Partners in Reading on Friday. Partners in Reading is a program at Western Elementary School in Barry. This program purchases books for students. The books are given to each student free of charge and are encouraged to be taken home. Sarah Hilligoss, fourth grade teacher at Western, received the donation. With this donation the Partners in Reading program will be fully funded.

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