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Logan holds tour for firefighters. See page A2

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Firefighters from throughout Pike County completed a monumental task last week when, despite a supply of water and with windy conditions, they were able to save buildings surrounding the old Tate Cheese building in Valley City. The fire was reported Thursday evening around 8 p.m. and firefighters were on the scene until midnight. At right, smoke still rises from the rubble Friday morning. Through the efforts of numerous fire departments, other structures on the property were saved.

Illini shows off new technology. See page A8


Look who’s getting married! See page B1


Spring is here, and so is baseball. See page C10

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Firefighters collaborate at Tate fire By beth zumwalt Pike Press With the flames visible from miles away, area fire departments fought to save the structures surrounding the former Tate Cheese building in Valley City. The building was owned by Jerry Johns and Gary Graham who had been working along with a crew of salvagers, getting the recyclables out of the building. “I hadn’t been down there in a couple of days,” Johns said. “But they were using acetylene torches and

chop saws to cut up the metal.” Johns said his crew told him they had a small fire earlier in the day but were confident they had it out when they left. Johns and Graham had purchased the building but not the property that was owned by Brian Bradshaw. Larry Bradshaw, fire chief of the Griggsville department, said the original call came from an employee of Bradshaw’s who said the building was full of smoke. “There was no flames showing when we arrived,” Bradshaw said. “We couldn’t enter the building. It

wasn’t long before there was flames.” Bradshaw said the building’s age, condition, size and layout made the fire impossible to fight and to even determine in which area it started. “It was a big, old, open building,” he said. “The fire swept through it. You couldn’t tell where it started.” Stymied by a lack of water, Bradshaw called in 10 different neighboring fire departments in the attempt to save the surrounding structures, mostly the white shop that sits directly north of the now-burned building. Coming to the scene with either

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but it was there when I was growing up,” she said. “Some days that parking lot would be full of trucks there, some from Hardin, dropping off apples.” Wainman said the building contained both a cider press and a vinegar mill and apples were brought in by rail to supply those two operations. “And then they would ship them out in tanker cars on the railroad,” she said. She said the building sat empty for a few years until the Tate family retooled it into a cheese factory that closed around 2000.

March primary election sets up November County board By beth zumwalt Pike Press The March primary is over and done and even though the one-cent sales tax brought a lot of people to the polls, the voting percentage was under 30 percent for the county. The school tax passed 2-1 and carried in every precinct except Atlas 1, Pearl, Levee and Ross. “It’s pretty similar to what we have seen in past non-presidential year elections,” Donnie Apps, Pike County Clerk, said. “I think there were approximately 1,000 more votes than four years ago. I imagine that was because of the sales tax issue.” Apps said the election went well and the votes were counted and tallied before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Four precincts had less than 20 votes cast. Ross had eight, Flint had 16, Cincinnati had 12 and Levee had six. Republicans turned out in greater numbers, no doubt to vote in a four-way governor’s race. Pike County voters overwhelmingly supported Kirk Dillard and his running mate Jil Tracy, who

is from West Central Illinois. However, even 61 percent of the vote in Pike was not enough to give the Dillard/Tracy ticket a ride to the November elections. Bruce Rauner and his running mate, Evelyn Sanguinetti won the state nomination to face incumbent Pat Quinn and his mate, Paul Vallas. The other two Republicans, both of whom conceded shortly after the polls closed Tuesday, garnered little support in Pike. Dan Rutherford received seven percent of the vote and Bill Brady received eight. On the Democratic side Quinn and Sanguinetti won but not overwhelmingly so. They collected 350 votes compared to their opponents, Tio Hartiman and Brunell Donald’s 324. Although Quinn/Sanguinni had 70 percent of the vote statewide, Hartiman/Donald won in 30 downstate counties. Richard Durbin , the state’s long-standing U.S. Senator, collected 730 votes on the Democratic ticket. He was unopposed. Jim Oberweis, a Republican, faced Doug Truax but won handily, both in Pike and statewide.

Griggsville votes ‘yes’ for aggregation By JEANETTE WALLACE Pike Press Residents of Griggsville voted Tuesday, March 18 to pass an electrical aggregate for the town. There were 106 votes for the aggregation and 62 votes for No. “It’s much like Pittsfield when they did their electric aggregation,” Kent Goewey, Griggsville mayor, said. In fact, Griggsville is using Ameren, the same company that Pittsfield used to search for power companies. The five companies in the U.S. with the best bids will be presented to the Griggsville village board to choose one. “We’re just in the beginning

stages of it,” Goewey said. Citizens had the opportunity to vote whether they want to buy electricity as a whole for the town, which can cut costs because electric companies can make bids to be the town’s provider. The more who bid, the lower the cost will end up being. Goewey explained that based on the national average, savings per customers would be 15 percent nationwide. “It should be a pretty big savings,” Goewey said. Despite the lower costs, some still might not want to participate in the program. “Everybody will have the option to opt out if they don’t want to be a part of it,” Goewey said.

Republicans favored Bob Grogan over Tom Cross for treasurer, 904-672. Micheal Frerichs, the Democratic candidate, was unopposed. The Pike County board will have five seats to be filled in the November election but following the primary, there are only three official candidates,

all Republican. Jim Sheppard was the leading vote getter with 1,508; Fred Bradshaw followed with 1,445 and Carrie Martin had 1,297. Sheppard and Bradshaw are incumbents. Both Democrats and Republicans have until June 2 to fill vacancies on the November ballot.

increases fees

By JEANETTE WALLACE Pike Press The Pike County Board voted to increase County Clerk/Recorder fees at its board meeting Monday, March 24. During the finance report, Jim Sheppard, committee chairman, gave a report of the preliminary clerk/recorder fees. Because the cost to produce documents is higher than what the county charges for those documents, the clerk has requested that fees be changed. “If you actually look at the gap, it’s costing us more to do every single one of things than what we’re charging,” Justin Noble, board member, said. Certified copies of birth certificates would be $15 instead of $10, while additional copies of birth certificates will be $12 instead of $8. Certified copies of death certificates will be $20 instead of $12 while addition-

al copies will be $15 instead of $10. Marriage/civil union licenses will be $30 instead of $25. Genealogy copies will be $10 and tax redemptions will be $55. A take notice document will cost $11 instead of $10. Recording fees will also be changed. Recording, general, will be $75 instead of $61, financial recording will cost $75 instead of $51, and plats will be $83 instead of $61. The board also approved the resignation of Burdette Irwin from his position as courthouse maintenance supervisor as of July 1, 2014. He has held this position for 26 years. During the last two months of his employment, Irwin will also be taking over Donnie Houchins’ part-time maintenance job beginning April 1, 2014. “Mr. Irwin will be…impossible to replace,” Borrowman said. (See BOARD, A2)

Pike County Lumber wins business of the year

Obituaries in this issue: Chamberlain, Cox, Hatcher, Mullins, Oliver, Robinson, Schutte, Scheiwe, Stinson, Sutton, Tomhave

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water or manpower were: Griggsville, North Pike, Pittsfield, Barry, East Pike, Baylis, Mt. Sterling, Versailles, Merdosia, North Scott ( Bluffs) and Arenzville. “We were lucky in that the north wall was the last one to fall,” Bradshaw said. “It stood long enough to hold the heat off of the shop shed and by the time it fell, the fire had died down a lot.” Pat Wainman, a Griggsville woman who grew up in Valley City, said the building was originally built to be a cold storage facility for apples. “I don’t know when it was built,

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Kent Hawley, president of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce board of directors, left, presents the award for 2013 business of the year to Steve, center, and Fred Grote of Pike County Lumber. More photos of winners can be found on page A3.

By JEANETTE WALLACE Pike Press Pike County Lumber was named 2013 business of the year at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards dinner Thursday, March 20 at the Griggsville American Legion. “They’ve been in business over 67 years,” Kaye Iftner, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, said. The company also opened a new building last year on the west side of town which, according to Iftner, will help attract more business to that part of Pittsfield. Pike County Lumber also supports many of the festivals and events around Pike County by donating materials. Four other awards were also presented Thursday night. Bob and Kathleen Dunn were named the 2013 volunteers of the year for the C




help they provide in the community. Both volunteer at Illini Hospital and St. Mary’s Church. Mrs. Dunn counsels those fighting cancer through a support group and Mr. Dunn

“They’ve been in business over 67 years.”

Kay Iftner Executive director, Pike County Chamber of Commerce drives cancer patients to their treatment appointments. There was a tie in the category of community betterment. The Pike County Health Department/Dental Clinic and the Village of Detroit were both recipients of that award. The Health Department opened the dental clinic in 2013 to allow children with no dental insurance to receive dental care. According to

Megan Newman with the Health Department, so far the clinic has seen 400 kids from 29 different zip codes in nine counties around Illinois. The Village of Detroit also received the community betterment award for the Pike County Lending Library that was opened for visitors in 2013. The library is a completely free non-profit organization and receives all its books by donation. “It’s a pretty wonderful thing in that area,” Iftner said. The final award was created most recently. The Fickle Goddess of Fortune award is often something given to a business or organization within Pike County that does something unique that the county never thought it would have. This year the award went to Best Systems for the pet wash they recently installed at their car wash location. (See Chamber, A3)


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Logan Agri Service conducts facility tour By JEANETTE WALLACE Pike Press Logan Agri Service gave a tour of its facilities Monday, March 24 to North Pike, Griggsville and Pittsfield fire departments. "We have conducted facility tours in previous years and it's been a while since we've done one," Ed Logan, vice president of Logan Agri Service, said. Logan explained that the tour was conducted because the company wanted to keep new fire department staff updated with facility changes. Recently, the company put a new 60,000 gallon ammonia tank in place. Logan also wanted to review several topics with the fire departments including electrical shutoffs, location of ammonia storage and dry fertilizer storage, location of propane tanks and liquid fuel storage, as well as other topics. "We discussed where the shutoff valves for the propane tanks are," Logan said. The company has five buildings that are separated and built as safely as possible. "They've taken a lot of precautions with their building separations," Larry Bradshaw, Griggsville fire chief, said. Logan explained that after the fertilizer plant explosion in Texas,

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Jason Thomas, Pittsfield Fire Department training captain, left, listens as Ed Logan gives a tour of Logan Agri Service to employees of three area fire departments.

he went to a conference explaining why it happened and what to do to prevent it. "There were a lot of things that culminated in the perfect storm," Logan said, going on to explain that the main reason for the explosion

was Ammonium Nitrate fertilizers. "A lot of this was brought forward because of the fire and explosion in West Texas and I wanted to assure fire departments that we have no fertilizers that have Ammonium Nitrate on site."

Logan brought up the several fires that have broken out in Pike County lately and he commended the fire departments. "On behalf of the communities that they serve, we wanted to thank them for their service," Logan said.

Pikeland school board meeting has controversy By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Controversy erupted at the Pikeland School Board meeting last week when two union officials protested the awarding of a project to a non-union company. The board had solicited bids for replacement doors and windows at South School and the high school. Low bid was submitted by Trotter Construction of Macomb. Trotter, a non-union employer, must pay prevailing wage or union scale on the job. Trotter was the low bidder over a union company by $1,050. His bid was $599,642. Two union officials from the Regional Council of Carpenters

attended the meeting, as did Chad Trotter. The union officials protested the awarding of the bid to Trotter saying the company does sub-standard work and hires sub-contractors that do substandard work. Superintendent Paula Hawley said she had checked references provided by Trotter and had found them to be in order. “There was no reason not to hire Trotter,” she said. “They were the low bidder, we had to hire them. There was nothing to disqualify them from the job.” Union officials disagreed and eventually Trotter and the two representative became engaged in an argument.

Board president David Barton eventually regained control of the meeting and the board voted to hire Trotter. The work will be done during the summer. The board also voted to issue reduction in force notices to Mary Beth Kirgan, a second grade teacher and Rachel Markert, a first grade teacher. Non-certified staff receiving RIF notices were: Rhonda Laux, Randy Lemons, and Bev Palmer, all bus drivers, driving special routes that may or may not be needed next year. Also on the RIF list, Megan Anstedt, Kari Bloyd, Kylee Howland, Chris Snyder. The board hired Kari Klocker as volleyball coach. She will not


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be employeed by the district except as the volleyball coach at the high school. According to Hawley, Klocker is a registered nurse, whose schedule will allow her time to coach. Also hired was Nina Curfman as special education teacher at PCS and Richard Godsey as night custodian at PHS, replacing Jim Waters, who resigned. George Hoos, custodian at PHS offered his resignation/retirement at the end of 2015 and Penny Moyer also resigned her position as a special ed teacher at the end of the year as did Ben and Katie O’Brien. Ben O’Brien, history teacher at PHS and Katie O’Brien, second grade at South have taken positions nearer their hometown.

Board (Continued from A1) During the road and bridge committee report, the board approved half aid to a bridge in Newburg Township located at 435th St. The project consisted of replacing an existing truss bridge with a three span PCC deck beam bridge. The total cost of the project is $81,599.54 and Newburg Township’s share is $40,799.77. The board also approved half-aid to a bridge in Kinderhook township located on 170th St. This project consists of the bridge being repaired by replacing timber pile with steel pile. The total cost is $17,900 and Kinderhook Township’s share is $8,950. The fuel bid opening was held March 17 and the committee voted to accept Logan Agri Service Inc.’s low fuel bid as presented. A $42,737.31 in Federal Aid Matching funds supplemental resolution was also passed to pay for the local matching portion of the bridge replacement over Brewster Creek. Cleve Curry, public safety committee chairman, reported that the committee had toured the building that will be used to house the ambulance crew March 10. “We toured the building and we’re very pleased with the way it looks after they’ve moved in,” Curry said. During the agriculture committee meeting, it was reported that 15 applications for Pike County zoning administrator have been reviewed and eight of the applicants were chosen to be interviewed in the courthouse March 27.

Thank you for your generous support during the March 18 election. Your vote was very much appreciated.

Patrice A. Mills, Candidate for County Clerk

Old Pittsfield business to get new name By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press An old fixture on the Pittsfield square will be getting a new name April 1. Hooper- Niebur Insurance will officially change its name to J.B. Filbert LLC. Josh Filbert will be the agent in charge of the insurance agency his grandfather, Richard Niebur, helped found. He will be replacing his father, James Filbert, as the agent in charge of the operation. James Filbert had his insurance producer and business entity licenses revoked by the Illinois Department of Insurance in January for what he says was a procedural infraction.

The agency split in 2008 with two of his partners leaving the business, taking some clients with them. Some of the clients were mid-term in their insurance coverage and commissions had been paid on them for the full term. “Commissions had been paid on those accounts and when they were no longer with the agency, those insurance companies demanded the commissions they had paid on policies still in effect back, both to the agents and the agency, ” Filbert said. “At that time I contacted the Illinois Department of Insurance and asked them how to proceed.” Filbert said the agency was very helpful and accommodating in helping him

straighten out the bureaucratic nightmare, but in the process, he missed deadlines. “They gave me a choice to pay $61,000 in penalties or have my license revoked,” Filbert said. “I took the revocation.” Filbert says all money was repaid to the respective insurance companies. “Rules are rules and I was outside the boundaries,” he said. Filbert will remain with the agency, assisting his son with paperwork and other tasks. “I still have knowledge and expertise in the business,” Filbert said. “We have ordered new letterhead and envelopes and notices will be going out to our cli-

ents as soon as those arrive.” According to the Illinois Department of Insurance disciplinary report, Filbert had been a licensed agent since 1985 and was licensed to sell life, health, fire, casualty and variable insurance. Filbert was ordered to pay the $61,000 plus $331 after an investigation showed the agency had failed to return premiums in a timely manner and improperly withheld premiums and misappropriated premiums. Also he was charged with improperly withdrawing commissions, failing to maintain a positive balance in the premium trust fund account and failing to provide books and records during the investigation.

It was also reported that the committee had passed the motion to hire Patrick Engineering to advise the county in preparing a new Host County Agreement with the Hickory Ridge Landfill and with future siting filings. Because of some concerns Pike County State’s Attorney Carrie Boyd had about the proposal wording, the board voted to approve the committee report minus the Patrick Engineering agreement. The committee will work with Patrick Engineering to make the contract more acceptable to the board. The board also approved a revised letter of support for a Pike County Health Department Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant. “Actually the only change is that we will be approving a larger amount,” Borrowman said. The original letter approved $140,000 but the new letter approves $351,127. Members of the board approved a proclamation naming May 2, 2014 as Pike County Health and Resource Fair Day. The proclamation states that “the 2014 Pike County Health and Resource Fair to be held Friday, May 2, 2014 will highlight the numerous health resources available to Pike County residents.” The fair will be held at the Crossroads Center in Pittsfield. The board also approved Julie Wager, Rob Gates and Dennis Terpstra as trustees to the New Canton Fire Protection District for three year terms ending the first Monday of May 2017.


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Chamber (Continued from A1) “They have it for just being Best Systems but also for the dog wash,” Iftner said. “They fill a lot of niches in the community.” After the awards were received, two new board of directors members were named. They are Charlie Hull from Illini Community Hospital and Jan Gates from Golden Ruler and Gates Inc. Three ambassadors were also named at the dinner. They are Megan Newman from the Health Department, and Marci Freesen and Julie Plattner, both from United Community Bank. Iftner also explained at the din-

Relative hitting it big in California

ner that the Chamber has been working on a lot of new things to come and doing everything it can to keep Pike County a good place to visit and live. “We want to continue to create a positive business environment,” Iftner said. Other businesses nominated for 2013 Business of the Year were Best Systems Builders/Car Wash and Dog Wash in Pittsfield, Bob’s Red Fox Grocery in Pittsfield, Farmers National Bank of Griggsville, Farmers State Bank in Pittsfield, GFC in Pittsfield and Thiele’s Garage in Perry.


James Craigmiles of Los Angeles, Calif. has a book published, available on Amazon, called, "First, Last, Only." Craigmiles is the son of the late Chris Craigmiles and Nina Henderson of Belle, Mo. He is the grandson of Bill Craigmiles of Detroit and the late Lois Harpole West and great-grandson of the late Steve Craigmiles and Marie Burkhart and the late Bill and Edith Daniels, all former Pike residents. His uncles living in Pike County are Robert, Frank Daniels, Jay Craigmiles and one aunt, Kelly Craigmiles James Craigmiles is also an actor, starting when he was about 4-years-old and taking any part he could get as he was growing up in Belle, Mo.   He wrote his first film called, "Right Side, Blind Side" in which he and a friend had starring roles. With roles in film, television and commercials, he is steadily building his resume' and looks forward to continuing working toward his goals in writing, acting and producing.

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Above: Kent Hawley, left, presents Megan Newman, representative from the Pike County Health Department, with the second community betterment award for the work the Health Department has done to create a dental clinic for children who couldn't afford dental care otherwise.


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Top right: Kent Hawley, left, presents Susan Jump and Detroit Village President Steve Manker one of the community betterment plaques for the work done by Jump to create the East Pike Lending Library, a free library that receives all its books from donations. Jeanette Wallace/Pike Press

Right: Kent Hawley, president of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce board of directors, left, presents the 2013 Volunteer award to Bob and Kathleen Dunn for their service to the community.

Pike County Chamber of Commerce updating website By JEANETTE WALLACE Pike Press The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is updating its website. "It's a new look and design," Kaye Iftner, executive director of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, said. Iftner explained that the web-

site hasn't changed in the four years it's been in existence and the Chamber feels it's time for an update. The new website will look the same across all browsers and be more mobile friendly for those who wish to view the site from their smartphone. "It's got some better technology," Iftner said.

The site will have a new look and webpages will also load much faster. There will be document libraries that allow Iftner to add documents easily and a photo gallery. It will take six to eight weeks for the website to be up and running. The company creating the new design is Revize, the same com-

pany that originally designed the Chamber's website. This company, based in Michigan, specializes in creating websites for chambers of commerce. Another change in technology the Chamber will be implementing is the use of a template-driven email service called Constant Contact. The Chamber will use

this service to send the newsletter, because it allows the user to send many more pages in an email than the Chamber's current service. Constant Contact also has a Chamber of Commerce program that allows Chamber members to get a 25 percent discount from the $15 price if they pay six months in advance.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014, Pittsfield, Illinois

This Week's

Poll Question Week of Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Q: It’s the season

of March Madness.

Our View fire safety

A) I fill out a bracket every year. B) My bracket was busted the first day! C) I still think I’ve picked this year’s winner. D) I don’t follow this tournament.

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Fire safety is serious business.

Last week's poll results

What’s your weather prediciton? A) This is it! Spring is finally here! B) There will be at least one more snow. C) After record cold this winter, it will be exceptionally hot this summer.

In the first quarter of 2014, Pike County has experienced a disturbing number of fires, taxing the coverage of our dedicated and all volunteer fire departments. The fires have ranged from brush fires, to business facilities, to residences. The emotional as well as the monetary cost can be high. As we view the images of weary firefighters and blazing buildings, we need to take a moment to review our safety practices. First and foremost, Pike residents need to be aware when a fire ban has been put into place. A simple plan to burn off some undergrowth can mushroom into a raging field fire in a heartbeat, especially when humidity is low, plant material is bone dry and a whippy wind is present. In fact, the person who intentionally sets a brush fire can be liable for monetary reparations, should the blaze get out of hand requiring firefighting assistance. You probably know some of the firefighters in your community. Let them know you appreciate their service. Support their fundraisers. Help them out by practicing fire safety as you go about your day. One less fire to fight will be your gift to them.

And to your family.

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Outdoor Truths: Gary Miller

Strategy for stress


t was good to see some pictures from the youth turkey hunts in our area. This is really a good way to introduce the next generation to one of my favorite things to hunt. And I can’t wait to get in the woods next weekend, as well. This means for the next 6 weeks or so, bagging another gobbler will not be far from my thoughts. I love standing on the top of a hill just before dawn and using my owl call to locate those toms. There’s nothing like that sound as it echoes through the fog. The key to hunting gobblers is learning about them before opening day. It’s more important than owning all the best calls and even knowing how to use each one. I don’t know how many times I have killed a turkey without making the

first sound. I simply knew where they were, what they were doing, and where they were going. This information comes over time from doing more watching and listening, and less moving and calling. And it also comes from year after year of hunting the same area. But even this has everything to do with knowing. To say “I know” is different from saying “I believe.” To believe takes very little effort. To believe is mostly cognitive while knowing is experiential. Believing hovers from the neck up while knowing involves the whole person. One can believe without knowing but he cannot know without believing. John Ortberg wrote concerning faith: “Faith is coming to believe with your whole body what you say you believe

with your mind.” Let me give you an example. I have heard many people triumphantly proclaim how it is impossible to out-give God. But most of those same individuals have never seriously tried. We could say they believe it cognitively but they do not believe it experientially. Or we could say they believe it but they do not know it. This difference is paramount because only an experiential knowledge gives us the calm assurance we need to handle the stresses of life. It keeps us from fretting because we know that what we believe is true because it has been lived out. God wants us to know Him not just believe in Him. And the only way we can do that is if we allow Him to take what we say we believe in our mind and test it against our diffi-

cult circumstances. It is only then that we really can learn to have peace right in the middle of a storm. I am confident I will have the opportunity to pull the trigger on a big tom this year, not because of a strong belief that comes from my mind but because of a knowledge that has come from years of experience from my whole body. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ■ Gary Miller is an outdoorsman from Harrowgate, Tenn. gary@outdoortruths. org

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Paying it forward


ver the past week, many parents of the Pikeland junior class came together to set up and promote the “After Prom” event that is designed to help our young people to have a great time and not die through temptations to make destructive decisions. The junior class “pays if forward” by putting on the prom with assistance and guidance from the class sponsors. In the process this lets the senior students have a year that they can celebrate and prepare to make their exit from high school without the responsibility of the heavy duty planning and execution for this event. This process could be called “payin’ it for-

ward.” We pay it forward this year, so that we can be at liberty to plan for graduation or just have it be less stressful as a senior. Liberty is like that. If our children are to be born free and experience the blessings of Liberty, then it is up to the preceding generation to hold the line and to “Pay it Forward,” so that the following generation can, indeed, be free. As I look at the news across the water, I see the Russians lined up along the border of Ukraine. It appears at this point that an invasion could be imminent. As I understand it, the People of Ukraine have not been allowed to be

armed for many years. What defense can they use against this potentially invading army? Sticks and stones and shovels and pitchforks against Russian tanks and Spetsnaz troops armed to the teeth? While I “know” it can never happen here, I recall that the Emperor of Japan was asked after he bombed Pearl Harbor if he would attack the American mainland. He stated to the effect that he would not, “because there would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.” I watch these helpless folks as they tremble, waiting, watching, and wondering if they will be suddenly invaded in the middle of a cold dark night. Perhaps their

family will suddenly be caught up in an invasion with no means for self defense. I sleep better knowing that in America, while not directly threatened at this point in time, I can rest a little easier knowing that I, and many others, are trying to, “Pay Liberty Forward” by defending our sacred God-given right to keep and to bear an arm from slick tongued politicians. If you would like to comment then go to my blog at –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ■ Dan A. Mefford is a resident of Pittsfield and a member of the Pike County Board.

Letters to the editor Time to plan for November election

Here I am again, writing an editorial about something that I hope will help get some much-needed attention. The road banks in Pike County are covered with trash. Really takes down the beauty of our rural areas. What a shame so many people have no more care or respect that they can carelessly litter with no thought what this does to our area or any prospects of any future businesses coming into our area. I realize that there is no extra money in the county budget to pay an hourly wage to individuals to clean all this mess up. But what about offering to make a nice contribution to some worthy organizations such as 4-H groups, FFA organizations, Boy Scouts (or the group that has taken their place), Girl Scouts, church youth groups, etc. etc., -- have them designate which roads they will do for a certain contribution, then as soon as the donor checks to make sure that this work has been done, give them the donation. This would be a win/win situation for everyone involved. Please, county board members and/or township road supervisors, think about this very seriously. Not guaranteeing anything, but I would think some publicity could and would be done for the groups that would do the work AND for the government officials making these contributions. Wyvetta Davis New Salem, IL 62357

This time we turn to Agatha Christie for words of wisdom and guidance. In the mid-1930s Hercule Poirot mystery, “Death on the Nile,” one of the main characters was an avowed Socialist, i.e. Communist. A young man who was later in the narrative revealed to be a member of a very wealthy family. A forerunner to the members of the Occupy movement. In the story he declared as to how the existing structure – meaning business, family, medical, government, etc. – must be completely destroyed so that a new structure (meaning Socialistic Communism) can be put in place. There, my fellow Americans, you have before you the game plan of Obama and Obama et al. Most unfortunately for all of us since 2008, they were winning. Then comes the implementation of Obamacare; many Americans began to wake up to what is really going on, thereby joining those who knew from the get-go what was happening and where this was all heading. Unfortunately for all of us, way too many of those people stayed away from the 2012 election; the typical excuse being, they had issues with Romney. Thanks for nothing, people! When you didn’t vote for Romney you by default voted for Obama. Oh, yes, you did! In November of this year 2014, you will have a golden opportunity to begin

the process of redeeming yourselves by voting Republican 11-4-14. As Herman Cain says, “No, the Republicans are not all that and a bag of chips,” but they are far superior to the alternative. Besides, look at it this way, we the people put these folks in office, lull them into a false sense of security, then individually and en mass – attack! For two to four to six years, we the people will have these right where we want them, meaning, at our mercy. Or lack thereof. First things first, elect them to office. Then, all Lovers of Freedom who already have their battle strategy laid out along with at least two alternatives, make like Teddy Roosevelt going up San Juan Hill. It will take a few successes on the part of as many Lovers of Freedom as have guts enough to endure the beginning battles to attract the fearful, the timid, and those unsure of their own ability to effect change. A few successes on the part of Lovers of Freedom will embolden many. Not everyone, of course, and those who refuse to engage will enjoy the benefits of victory, but that’s life. Get used to it! For those of you who steadfastly refuse to believe anyone can affect government behavior, I offer you Exhibit A: Obamacare. Obama et al genuinely believed all Americans would fall in line to sign up, no questions asked, no arguments even offered, let alone made. Unless you live far back in a cave or so far under a really big rock, you can’t help but know what is going on. Or should I say, not going on.

And yet, will Obama et al ever admit they made a horrible mistake? Admit that no way can Obamacare ever work? Admit that the American people are not anyways near as dumb as was assumed? Well, of course not, don’t be ridiculous! The more Obamacare fails, the more Obama et al double down on how wonderful it is. When I see such, and hear such on the news, I picture a boxing match where one boxer is on the ropes, their hands are up protecting their face and head; they are really feeling the body blows and yet they refuse to admit defeat even though they know it’s coming. This is no time for we the people to back off, to pull our punches; it is time to, metaphorically speaking, move in for the kill. (Metaphorically speaking because, really now, who really wants a President Biden?) By now we know who the Republican candidates are. Especially those who will square off against incumbent Democrats. If you can’t have the good sense to support the Republican candidates, then at least care enough about the rest of us to vote for them anyway, at least by early voting or absentee voting. Now, I don’t know if the Senior Center will offer free rides to the polls in Novemer, considering the lack of response for the March primaries; no one could fault them if they don’t. But, if they do, and your only excuse for not voting at all is you didn’t have a way to the polls, and you complain about government, I have only two words for you: Shut up! JANET KELLY Pittsfield, Ill.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014, Pittsfield, Illinois


The Coonridge Digest: Freida Marie Crump

Say what you will, I want it in writing Greetings from the Ridge I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Both of the teenage girls were star students, and one will likely be named valadictorian of her class this spring. I was sitting across the table from them at a church banquet and couldn’t help but overhear: “So how to you do it?” “You mean mail it?” “Yeah. It has to be mailed. I can’t text it because it’s for my scholarship. They have to have a hard copy.” “I think you just go to the post office.” “But I mean a stamp and everything. Do they sell them there?” “At the post office?” “Yeah.” “I think so. Or maybe there’s a machine.” “But what kind of stamp do I need?” “You mean how much?” “Yeah.” “I don’t know. Are there different prices?” “I think so.” “Just ask them at the post office. Somebody will know.” Two beautiful, talented, and intelligent girls destined

to lead our world in a few years and neither of them knew how to mail a letter. I felt like a fossil but at least a knowledgeable artifact sitting across from these highlyteched teens. I used to think, but as I grow I older I tend to blurt instead. “Do you mean to tell me… I mean….Neither one of you has ever? You know…mailed a letter?” I must have spoken too loudly. Both girls turned a bit red in the face and cowed slightly. One of them finally said, “My grandma had me take a letter to the post office once but it already had a stamp.” “But…” I sputtered, sputtered being one of my real fortes of late, “What if you want to write a letter to somebody?” “A letter?” “You take a pen and you write words on a paper, then. . .” But what was I thinking? I was talking to two young ladies to whom the art of letter writing seemed like hieroglyphics. I had to ask, “Do you mean that let’s say you get a graduation gift from somebody, you don’t write a note to thank them?” Their silence spoke loudly and so I apologized for getting too personal. Then one of them asked, “Do you?” I told them that I’d always thought it was proper to send a written note of thanks. They stared at me as if I’d just disclosed the location of the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine. These were not impo-

But what was I thinking? I was talking to two young ladies to whom

the art of letter writing seemed like hieroglyphics.”

lite girls. They were gracious, they were smart, and they were mature in every way. They simply didn’t know. I explained how much it means to receive a simple card of thanks for favors done or gifts given and how that little act help cement a friendship. I went home that day wondering if perhaps it was I who was out of touch. I swear I’m not an old fuddyduddy curmudgeon who wishes kids knew how to run their socks through a ringer and milk cows at daylight. It’s not a matter of changing technology but a sad goodbye to one more bit of propriety in our next generation. Maybe it’s too harsh to pile the decay of decorum on the teenagers since their fathers might also eat in restaurants wearing their ballcaps and perhaps mama can’t send a thankyou note, either. More and more businesses now require their future managers and sales persons to take a course in simple etiquette, basically learning the very things that were once second nature to anyone raised by a concerned parent. They don’t have to raise their pinky when they drink their tea, but it might lose a client if they drank from the

saucer. The saving grace in graciousness is that I wasn’t taught these things at the end of a hickory stick or with a threat of being sent to a juvenille facility. I simply learned it by watching my parents do these things. I’ll bet that you did, as well. Perhaps what happened next was a joke, but I’d rather believe otherwise because these were truly nice girls and they seemed eager to know what I had to say. Three days later I received a thank you note with their signature. And it had the right postage. There’s good news in that it’s perhaps not a lack of intention but simple know-how. And that, my fellow parents and friends, is something we can fix. You ever in Coonridge, stop by. We may not answer the door but you’ll enjoy the trip. ■  The imaginative commentary of Freida Marie Crump comes to us from Coonridge – a town that’s a lot like your own.

Pickings from pike’s past 10 years ago: Gary Woods to become PHS principal 125 Years Ago March 22, 1989 It looks like spring has come to stay. The weather is delightful, the grass is growing and yesterday parties were making gardens. Oat sowing is at hand and wheat looks fine. Our sick in New Salem are too numerous to mention. Some are getting better and some are getting worse. Three little children have died in Nebo since our last. We deeply sympathize with the Johnson, Smith and Hack families. The Spring Creek Commissioners of Highways and J. S. Stark were engaged in litigation on Saturday. Mr. Stark is fighting the prayers of a petition which locates a road across his land diagonally. The Pike county board of supervisors met Monday and were in session until Tuesday afternoon. Dr. T. W. Shastid tells us that his son, Dr. Thomas H. Shastid, will soon return from his studies in Vienna, Austria to enter into medical partnership with his father in Pittsfield. He is planning on buying the latest in medical instruments before leaving Europe. Pittsfield has both an African M.E. congregation and an African Baptist church. 100 Years Ago March 25, 1914 John C. Hesley, one of Pittsfield’s best known business men, passed away at his home in this city Friday evening. He was born in Odessa, Russia, Oct. 20, 1842, and had been in business in Pittsfield since 1880. Saturday was the democratic Pittsfield township primary and women voted for the first time at a political election, with one of their own sex running for tax collector. Be-

tween the opening of the polls at 12 noon and the closing at 5 o’clock, women had deposited 470 ballots in the box and men 525. Maude Brenner did not win, but she came in third out of eight candidates for tax collector. Henry Young is temporarily in charge as janitor at the court house while Henry Baker is serving papers and assisting Sheriff Allen who is still in poor health. Mrs. Wm. Dillon who was the youngest daughter of the venerable Wm. Hess of Montezuma township, died at the family home in Milton Thursday of pneumonia. She is survived by her husband and five children, the eldest of which is about 9 years of age. The funeral was held Sunday and was attended by her brother, J. D. Hess and wife of Pittsfield and other relatives and friends from away. Three well known citizens of Barry have passed away within the past few days. They were J. B. Watson and Harvey Booth, both of whom were buried Sunday, and Mrs. Henry Hadsell, who was buried Monday. Mr. Watson died at Hot Springs, to which place he had gone in hope of receiving some benefit from the treatment at the springs. 75 Years Ago March 22, 1939 Eight fires have occurred throughout the county during the past few days, including the New Salem grade school, a Milton café, small fires in four homes, a garage and barn. The New Salem school was of red brick construction, two stories high, and was thought to have been built in the late 1850s. In Milton the dwelling house and restaurant building operated by Mrs. Minnie Bristow burned to the ground. The park

wells soon ran dry, and the Pittsfield fire department pumped from a large cistern at the Morath garage. Pike County’s indebtedness, as of December 1938, was $28,873.48, according to the audit presented to the Pike County Board of Supervisors at their March meeting by B. M. Coker of the Peoria Audit co. This figure shows improvement over the previous year. The auditor predicted that Pike may be out of debt in two years. Pinball machines were held illegal in Illinois and subject to “seizure and destruction” by Attorney General John E. Cassidy in an opinion Friday. Rev. B. G. Reavis of Mexico, Mo., preached at the Nebo Christian church Sunday morning and evening. Several from Pleasant Hill attend the services. Russell Scranton of Milton is wiring his home and barns for electricity. 50 Years Ago March 25, 1964 Charles H. Percy, Republican candidate for governor in the upcoming primary, was in Pittsfield Monday afternoon with his 19-year-old daughter, Sharon. The familiar face of Miss Jennie Bashforth will be gone from the Griggsville public library after April 1. Miss Bashforth, who has served as librarian for nearly 21 years, will be moving to Muscatine, Ia. Dr. Myer Shulman has served in the Pittsfield community for 23 years, and is one of seven physicians in Pittsfield. What will be the end, if any, of the invasion of privacy by Big Government and the mounting power of bureaucracy? Rehearsals are in full swing for “Our

Town” at Pittsfield high school. Act II deals with the love and marriage of Emily and George, portrayed by Bev Baughman and Maurice Neese. Their parents, Gloria Franklin, Jan Bradburn, Carl Seymour and Joe Miller, are often featured. Two public hearings on the location of the proposed Central Illinois Expressway are scheduled to be held in Springfield in May and July. 25 Years Ago March 22, 1989 The Pittsfield mayoral debate, sponsored by the Pike Press and moderated by Allan A. Seiler, fell short of a “Point/Counterpoint” argument, however, with candidates Rick Conner and George McGann finding a majority of questions they agreed on and only a handful where they delivered substantially different answers. A gathering of about 75 persons found a wide range of topics of interest to them as they put questions to U. S. Representative Dick Durbin at his 254th town meeting at the courthouse one afternoon last week. Terry Spangler resigned as PHS biology teacher and track coach, effective at the end of this year. First year teacher John Schultz was hired as assistant baseball coach. How many high schools will there be in Pike County in 2000? James Steinman, Regional Superintendent of Schools, said at a recent meeting that it could well be only two if the county’s present downward population trend continues, and there is no economic expansion. On March 12, Donna Turnbeaugh of Nebo completed 25 years of employment with Boren and Son Red and White Grocery

in Nebo. In recognition of her faithful service, store owner Bruce Boren presented her with three $100 savings bonds.

10 Years Ago March 24, 2004 Gary Woods, a 32-year veteran of Pikeland Unit 10, will replace Lonnie Lemon as principal at Pittsfield High School. Woods, who has served as administrative assistant at the high school for the past 11 years, says he is looking forward to his new assignment. After hearing protests from more than 10 music program supporters, including half-time choral teacher Judy Steers, the Barry board of education voted to eliminate Steers’ position, a move superintendent Dallas Singer says will save the school around $27,000. Sentiments about keeping the agriculture, chorus and band programs echoed throughout the first two hours of the meeting Wednesday, March 17. Hamer and Jenny Tate were honored last Thursday night at the annual Chamber of Commerce Dinner held at the Pike County Senior Citizens’ building. The Tates are very involved with the First Christian Church and with bringing the Jeepers to Pike County, as well as a variety of other projects. Joni Collins and Adam Schlieper were married March 9 on the sandy beaches at the Breezes Runaway Bay Resort in Jamaica. Lisa Zumwalt of Pittsfield and Korey Wombles of Griggsville have announced their engagement. The couple is planning an October 2004 wedding. ■ Pickings from Pike’s Past is compiled by Michael Boren.

Guest Column: Scott Reeder

Court gets this one right


he Illinois Supreme Court hit the erase button last week on the state’s eavesdropping law. It was a smart decision on a very bad law. Millions of Illinoisans now carry cellphones that can be whipped out at a moment’s notice to record just about anything. It’s a world apart from when the state passed its eavesdropping law in 1965. Back then, tape recorders were about as big as a shoebox and not readily used by the general public. The ubiquitous nature of recording devices today has landed some folks in trouble when they have taken to recording government officials. In one case, a woman recorded three telephone conversations with a courthouse supervisor about getting a court transcript corrected. The supervisor apparently was none-too-happy when the woman posted the conversations on the Internet. And she was prosecuted. Others have been prosecuted when they have recorded their public interactions with police officers. And in a Kane County case, a man was prosecuted for

recording a conversation between himself, an attorney and a judge. What do all of these cases have in common? People in power who don’t want the public to actually hear what they said. The ubiquity of digital recording devices these days should make government more transparent and more accountable. But not everyone sees it that way. Fortunately, the state Supreme Court does. The high court rightly ruled the state’s eavesdropping law is unconstitutional. If a police officer isn’t saying anything inappropriate in an interaction with a citizen, she should welcome being recorded – it just verifies she is doing a good job. The same goes for judges, politicians and other government functionaries. Why not allow ordinary citizens to record their interactions with such people? Here’s what Chief Justice Rita Garman had to say in her written opinion: “The statute criminalizes the recording of conversations that cannot be deemed private:

a loud argument on the street, a political debate on a college quad, yelling fans at an athletic event, or any conversation loud enough that the speakers should expect to be heard by others. None of these examples implicate privacy interests, yet the statute makes it a felony to audio record each one.” In the Kane County opinion, also written by Garman, she said, a “person may write down what we say and publish it, and this is not a violation of the eavesdropping statute. Yet if that same person records our words with an audio recording device, even if it is not published in any way, a criminal act has been committed.” Garman failed to see the distinction between the two. Nor should she. It’s not uncommon for politicians to deny saying something stupid that a journalist has quoted them saying. But the wonderful thing about the Internet is that the reporter can simply post the audio recording online for the public to discern whether the quotes were accurate. The public should feel empowered by this.

So how on earth did Illinois become one of only a dozen or so states with a law like this on the books? Well, like so much in Springfield, it began in scandal. Back in 1965, lobbyists were secretly recorded talking about which legislators were on the take. Embarrassed lawmakers responded to the scandal by making it illegal to secretly tape conversations without a court order, the late Bill O’Connell, a retired statehouse reporter for the Peoria Journal Star, told me several years ago. So the impetus behind the law was to cover up official skullduggery and make Illinois lawmakers who might have been on the take sleep a little better at night. That’s a bad law grounded in official deception. It’s time for Illinois to erase this bad policy and allow folks to just press record. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– n Scott Reeder is a veteran statehouse –reporter and the journalist in residence at the Illinois Policy Institute. He can be reached at sreeder@illinoispolicy. org.

Guest Column: Jim Nowlan


he young man was shivering from the bitter cold. He stood at a busy entrance to Union Station in Chicago, competing for good space with newspaper boys and panhandlers. Busy commuters rushed by him, preoccupied with getting back to the suburbs. The fellow asked politely, when he could fleetingly make eye contact with a passerby: Mister, would you like to sign a petition to reform redistricting in Illinois? As I watched, also in a hurry to get to my train, I could tell he was having a tough time. Gathering petition signatures from strangers for statewide ballot initiatives is a hard slogging, one-on-one, one-at-a-time process. Petition circulators are now in the home stretch to garner 300,000 valid signatures by May 4, the six-month deadline for getting an initiative onto the November 4 general election ballot. Probably 400,000 signatures would be ideal, to withstand challenges from opponents. Two initiatives—redistricting reform and term limits—are proposed, both popular with the voters, according to the polls. But first they must qualify for the ballot. Redistricting reform would replace the present system

Ballot petition drives in home stretch in Illinois in which state legislators draw their own districts to suit themselves after each decennial census. Reform began in 1962 when the U.S. Supreme Court held in Baker v Carr that districts must be equal in population with all other districts. A typical example, Illinois had not redrawn its legislative boundary lines between 1905 and 1955, which gave great advantage to rural Illinois and stiffed rapidly growing Chicago and the suburbs. Yet in subsequent decisions the nation’s highest court failed to follow up with standards that would also seek the goal of compactness of districts. As a result, since 1971 the Illinois legislative leadership has hewn to the equal population standard. Nevertheless, Democratic leaders have recently drawn districts that, for example, snake, finger-like from Chicago and close-in suburbs out into more Republican bastions. Thus the districts pick up enough GOP votes to meet a district’s population requirement, but not enough to give Republicans a chance to win. The consequence of this legal gerrymandering is to create unassailable districts for most incumbents. (In

colonial times, Elbridge Gerry was given a district that resembled a salamander, thus the term.) Lawmakers select their voters rather than the other way round. The districts are the American equivalent of England’s old rotten boroughs, where aristocrats were given parliamentary districts with few voters. All this can be changed, just as other states have been making change. For example, in 2010 California voters took the task away from self-interested legislators and gave redistricting to a 14-member citizens’ board. The result: After decades in which incumbents had seldom been challenged, let alone beaten, because of gerrymandering, in 2012 there was a 26 percent turnover in the state’s congressional delegation. In Illinois, should the redistricting initiative make the ballot and win approval, an 11-member citizens’ commission similar to that in California would be created. If for some reason the group could not agree on a map, the process would go to the state Supreme Court. The chief justice and another justice of the opposite party

would select a special master to draw the map. Redistricting reform would increase turnover in the legislature, as would the other initiative for which signatures are being gathered: term limits. The term limits proposal would limit members of the Illinois General Assembly to no more than eight years of service in the two chambers. In other words, a House member could not serve eight years in that chamber and then another eight years in the Senate. In contrast, the present Speaker of the Illinois House and state Senate President have been in the legislature for 43 and 35 years, respectively. Both these initiatives could use help as they work toward their 300,000 signature goals. If you would care to help the efforts by circulating a petition for one or the other, go to these websites: independent and But remember, gathering signatures is hard slogging. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– n Jim Nowlan has observed Illinois government and politics for five decades, as an Illinois legislator and aide to three governors.

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Ronald H. Tomhave Ronald H. Tomhave, 70, Pittsfield, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at St. John’s Hospice in Springfield, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was born Aug. 25, 1943, in Jacksonville, the son of Harold J. and Pauline Witte Tomhave. He married Donna Radley Aug. 7, 1971, in Jerseyville, and she survives. He is also survived by two children, Julie (husband, Brian) Faulkner of Washington and Brad (wife, McKenzie) Tomhave of Pittsfield; six grandsons, Cade Bradley Tomhave, Brennan Eli Tomhave, and Brody Ryne Tomhave, all of Pittsfield, and Luke Thomas Faulkner, Jacob Ronald Faulkner, and Nicholas Ryan Faulkner, all of Washington; one brother, Wayne (wife, Karen) Tomhave of Jacksonville, two sisters, Haroldine J. (husband, Rev. Lawrence) Witto of Fenton, Mich. and Karen (husband, Rev. Richard) Ramirez of Chicago; his motherin-law, Jane Stanley Beaty of Jerseyville, and several in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Ron was a 1961 graduate of Jacksonville High School and attended Western Illinois University on a fouryear football scholarship. Following college, he served in the United States Army for two years, including a one-year tour of duty in Vietnam. After returning home, Ron began his long career with Growmark. He served as sales manager at Jersey County F.S. from 1969-73, general manager at Mason County Service Company from 1973-79, and general manager of Pike County Service Company from 1979-2000. He was general manager for Two Rivers F.S. from 2000 until his retirement in 2011, serving as an integral part of the company’s formation, growth, and success during that period. Throughout his career, Ron received numerous management awards. Ron was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, Old Orchard Country Club, and the Men’s Steak Club, and served on the advisory board for Northwestern Mutual. Ron was an avid sports fan who enjoyed playing golf and slowpitch softball and following the St. Louis Rams, Chicago Cubs, and the Fighting Illini. He was a strong supporter of Pittsfield High School Saukee basketball and was proud to have been selected, along with his wife, as “Mr. and Mrs. Saukee” in 2014. Above all he was extremely proud of his family and loved attending his grandsons’ activities. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jacksonville, with burial and military honors at Memorial Lawn Cemetery, south of Jacksonville. The family met with friends Friday at the Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Hospice, Pittsfield High School Saukee basketball, or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Pittsfield. Condolences may be left online at Williamson Funeral Home

Timothy 'Tim' Nye Troutner Timothy "Tim" Nye Troutner, 58, of Hannibal, Mo. died Sunday, March 16, 2014 at his home. There will be no services at this time. Arrangements for cremation are under the direction of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home. Mr. Troutner was born Nov. 8, 1955, in Pike County to Thomas N. and Lucille Troutner. Tim is survived by his wife of 37 years, Linda Oenning Troutner, of Hannibal, Mo., his mother, Lucile Troutner of Pittsfiel , his twin brother Thomas Jeffrey Troutner of Hannibal, Mo. and sisters Cindi Troutner of Pittsfield and Susan Troutner of Bartow, FLa. Also remembered in his life, is his friend Bud. Tim was preceded in death by his father Thomas Nye Troutner, his daughter Lucie and grandson Dylan. Tim was a lover of life and that was evident in his humor and his loving ways with his nieces, nephews, family members and friends. And he was a lover of cars, and that love started at age 3 with his fascination of toy cars and trucks, which progressed to making model cars, fixing cars and then to attending car shows. To all who knew Tim, remember there was never a speck of dirt or dust on any vehicle he owned.

Utha May Hatcher Utha May Hatcher died peacefully Monday, March 3, 2014 in her home in Delhi. Born in Pearl May 1, 1922, she was the daughter of Ernest and Lavina (Miller) Stumbough.  She was a graduate of Pearl Community High School and married her high school sweetheart, Nolan Ray Hatcher, in 1940. She was baptized into the Church of Christ in Pearl by C.C. Hanks.  She was proud to be the granddaughter of Wesley Miller, one of the earliest ministers at the Indian Creek Church of Christ in Hamburg.   Upon graduating from the Alton Beauty School, Utha owned and operated her own beauty salon in Hartford.  She went on to work at the Granite City Depot, for Fleur Construction based at Shell Oil Company and at the corporate office of Thrifty Drug Stores. She retired in 1995 after 23 years of service at Superior Interiors in Alton where she performed administrative, sales and interior design consulting responsibilities.   She enjoyed just over 60 years of marriage to the love of her life, Nolan Hatcher, until his death in 2001.   Surviving are her sisters, Wreatha Grover and Genevieve Southward; her grandchildren, Steven and Barbara Johnson of Fieldon, Shanon Johnson of Delhi, Christy and Nathan Smay of Wood River, and Virginia and Travis Frayer of Witt; eight great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Natalie Johnson, Cade, Leyton and Lairn Smay, Jonathan and Lyrissa Johnson and Maeley Frayer. Utha is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband, daughter, Tanya Johnson, and son, Kevin Hatcher. A private graveside service was held at Greenpond Cemetery in Pearl.   Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

F. Leroy Cox Freddie Leroy Cox, 83 of Pittsfield, died Sunday, March 23, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Leroy was born Nov. 9, 1930 in Wessington, S.D., a son of Fred and Sarah Robinson Cox. He married Barbara Mock of Huntingdon, Penn. April 9, 1954 in the Navy Chapel in Philadelphia, Penn. They would be celebrating their 60th anniversary this April. Leroy proudly served in the United States Navy for four years during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Milton Community High School. During his life he was employed by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, Critic Feed, King Feed, International Harvester Implement, Pike County Work Activity Center and the City of Pittsfield as a park ranger. Leroy enjoyed golfing, playing cards, and the company of his family and friends. He will be remembered as a friendly character that always had a joke for everyone. He is survived by his wife, Barbara and his children: Steven Cox of Pittsfield, Brian (Ann) Cox of Minneapolis, Minn. Joseph Cox of Mt. Sterling, Kellie (Rob) Capps of St. Charles, in addition to his grandchildren, Stephanie McNealy, Justin Cox, Jason Cox, Amy Cox, Deidre Higgins and Clayton Capps. Seven great-grandchildren, a sister, Phyllis Webster of Pleasant Hill, a brother Carroll (Susan) Cox of Pittsfield, and several nieces and nephews also survive. Leroy was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Keith Cox. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Bro. Jerry Edison officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday evening, March 28, 2014 at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Interment will be in the West Cemetery in Pittsfield. Memorials are suggested to be made to the Blessing Hospice or the Pike County Animal Shelter. Condolences may be sent to the family at The Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield has been entrusted with the service.

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Erma Eileen Stone Schutte Mrs. Erma Eileen Stone Schutte, 88, of New Canton, died March 18, 2014, in the Barry Community Care Center in Barry. She was born Oct. 28, 1925, in Ross Township, Pike County, to Dee and Neva (Ator) Wombles. They preceded her in death. She married Robert Dale Stone in 1941. He preceded her in death in 1974. She then married Richard Schutte, Sr. Jan. 23, 1975.  He survived in New Canton. She is also survived by one daughter, Karen Kay Mosley (Larry) of Hull;  and two stepsons, Rick Schutte (Judy) of Ada, Mich. and Steve Schutte of Hull.. Also surviving are two grandsons, Darren Mosley of Godfrey and Kirk Mosley (Cassie) of Quincy,;  four-step grandchildren, Jodi (Marc) Tienvieri of Lambertville, Mich.;  Chris (Vince) Geddes of Saline, Mich.; Christopher Schutte and Claire Schutte both of Denver, Colo.;  six great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Alexa Mosley, Jordan Geddes, Payton Geddes, Taylor Geddes, Hannah Tienvieri and Josh Tienvieri;  three sisters-in-law, Mildred McIntosh (Junior) of Quincy, Norma Stone of Pryor, Okla. and Beverly Henry (Bill) of Pittsfield and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Marge (Wombles) Elmore; brother, John D. Wombles and sister-in-law Eulave Wombles Wombles, another brother, Charles Lee Wombles;  two brothers-in-law, Charles Stone and Carrol Stone and her father and mother-in-law, Russell and Ruth Stone. Erma graduated from New Canton High School in 1941 at the age of 16. She worked as Assistant Pike County Treasurer and was appointed Pike County Treasurer in 1962, After leaving the treasurer’s office she worked at Hoopers Insurance for 30 + years. Erma and Richard celebrated their 38th anniversary Jan. 23, 2014. Erma was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Quincy. She loved spending time with family, loved following her grandson’s sporting activities, enjoyed reading books, playing golf and league bowling. Erma was also an avid St. Louis Cardinal and Chicago Bulls fan and loved watching them on tv. Visitation was Friday, March 21 at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry and from Saturday, March 22 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Quincy. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Quincy.   Burial was in Kinderhook Cemetery, Kinderhook, Memorials are suggested to the Honor Flight Program, 513 Hampshire St., Quincy, 62301.

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Robert Orr “Bob” Mullins, age 81, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Quincy, died Dec.16, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Mexico, Mo. Sept. 5, 1932 to Zack and Nelle Mullins. He grew up in Quincy and graduated from Quincy High School in 1950. He attended Harvard College, graduating in 1954. June 25, 1954, Bob married his high school sweetheart, Florence Leece. The newlyweds moved to the San Francisco area and Bob began his career in the construction equipment industry with the Geo. M. Philpott Co. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 through 1956. After serving his country, Bob resumed his career, rising to the position of Sales Manager. In 1961, he moved to Dallas to start R.O. Mullins Co., now ROMCO Equipment Co. Under Bob’s leadership ROMCO grew to be one of the largest construction equipment companies in the state of Texas with ten branches. As ROMCO celebrated its fiftieth year in 2011, Bob expressed pride that his company continued to be family owned and operated. In 1995, he was elected president of the Associated Equipment Distributors, the industry’s national trade association. In 1970, Bob became a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and served as President in 1986. The organization, its cause, and his fellow members were very important in his life. He also served as president of the Board of the Dallas Easter Seal Society. Bob served on the town council of Highland Park from 1984 to 1990 and served as mayor from 1990 to 1992. One of Bob’s long time loves was the family farm and home he owned and managed in Pike County.  Robert’s corn and soybean farm has been in his family for more than 150 years. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family and friends at their East River cabin in Almont, Colo.. Bob is survived by his wife, Florence, and his children, Leeca (Jay) Peeples, Martha (Craig) Burkert, Robert (Laura) Apeland Mullins and Sarah (Stuart) Allen and 11 beloved grandchildren. Graveside Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Griggsville Cemetery with Rev. Larry Wentzel officiating. A reception will be held at the Mullins family farm following the graveside services.   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salesmanship Club of Dallas or the charity of your choice. Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements

Eileen Marie Hull Scheiwe, 69 of Pittsfield, died Saturday, March 22, 2014 at her home in Pittsfield surrounded by her family. Eileen was born in Buckley, May 24, 1944, a daughter of Leonard and Selma Sprehe Hull. She married William Scheiwe Jan. 25, 1964 in Buckley. Bill and Eileen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January. Bill and Eileen owned and operated Bloomers and Eastside Gardens, a family business, for 25 years. Eileen was an avid gardener and loved spending time and visiting with her customers and friends at Eastside Gardens. She was a 1962 graduate of Buckley-Loda High School. Eileen was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pittsfield. She enjoyed traveling the country with Bill and spending time with her family; working long days at the garden center with her daughters, going to the library with her grandchildren, nieces and nephews, trading stories with her brothers and weekends with her sisters. She enjoyed quilting, needlepoint and her knitting club. She loved a good auction and baked the best bread in the whole world. Eileen’s grandchildren were the joy of her life and she loved attending their many activities. They have loving memories of her teaching them to read, ride a bike, color Easter eggs, bake cookies and make homemade pizza. Eileen is survived by her husband Bill Scheiwe of Pittsfield and two daughters, Tiffany (husband, Jim) Calzone of Ballwin, Mo. and Heather (husband, Jeff) Hayden of Milton; four grandchildren, Cole, Cade, Cody and Chandler Hayden; three sisters, Diana (Roy) Cordes, Betty Hull and Kay (Darrell) Horn; two brothers, Jim (Diana) Hull and Larry Hull; 24 nieces and nephews, numerous great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Beverly, and her brothers, Dave, Alan and Robert. Visitation with Eileen’s family will be held from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pittsfield. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Steve Southward officiating. Memorials are suggested to be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church or Blessing Hospice of Pike County. Condolences may be sent to the family at The Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield has been entrusted with the service.

Roland Ray Stinson, 76, of Perry, died Tuesday March 18, 2014 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield. He was born Oct. 9, 1937 in St. Louis, Mo. the son of Harry and Helen Maridon Cory Stinson. After the death of his mother in 1938 he was raised in the home of Lewis and Miranda Baldwin in Fishhook. He married Shirley Bauch Jan. 14, 1966. Roland was a 1955 graduate of Perry High School. He served in the US Air Force from 1959 to 1963. He worked for National Starch & Chemical in Meredosia, retiring after 31 years. He was a devoted member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Griggsville where he served as deacon for many years. He enjoyed working with Little League and in in his workshop engaging in carpentry and lawn mower repair projects. In retirement he kept busy with lawn care services for many people around the Perry community. Surviving are his wife Shirley at home, two children Corey Stinson of Winfield, Mo., and Holly (Justin) Smith of Vermillion, S.D., four grandchildren, Sadie, Abraham, Hope and Boaz Smith, and a brother James (Sharon) Stinson of Dallas, Texas. Preceding him in death were his parents, and a sister Doloris Bivens. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday March 22, 2014 at the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Griggsville with Brother Chris Crane officiating. The pianist was Jody Collins, the congregation sang “Victory in Jesus”. Steve and Brenda Hall sang “Amazing Grace” and “I’ll Fly Away”. The pallbearers were Rex Olson, Lester Rush, Butch Baldwin, Bill Miller, Richard Emerson and John Shepperd. Honorary bearers were Bob McKinney, Don Mountain, CD Liehr, Roger Whitaker and Richard Collins. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery in Perry where military honors where conducted by the Perry American Legion. Friends called Saturday at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials can be made to the Lighthouse Baptist Church or the Alzheimers Foundation of America. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Marilyn F,Johns Marilyn Faye Bradley Johns, 64, of rural Rockport died Friday, March 21, 2014 at University Hospital in Columbia, MO. Cremation rites are being accorded. A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m. at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. A complete obituary will be published in next week’s paper. Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling the arrangements.

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Donna Chamberlain Donna Margaret Chamberlain, 86, of Louisiana died March 23, 2014 in Louisiana. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Rev. Terry Cook officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Pike County Hospice. On-line condolences may be left at


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Anthony J. “Tony” Roy, 80 of Bethlehem died on March 15, 2014. The husband of Judith (Tepe) Roy, they would have been married 50 years in October. Tony was born in Pleasant Hill, Illinois, son of the late Anthony and Jessie (Workman) Roy. After graduating from Southern Illinois University, he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, starting his career as a bank teller, which is where he met Judy. He then started work at Permanent Pigments, a division of Crayola. The family moved to Bethlehem in 1980, where Tony continued to work for Crayola until his retirement after 35 years with the company. Survivors include; wife Judith; son Michael D. Roy and his wife Michelle of Washington, DC. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday March 22, 2014 at 11 AM, with a calling hour from 10 to 11 AM in the John F. Herron Funeral Home 458 Center At Market Street in Bethlehem. Contributions: To the charity of your choice.


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Marjorie Penstone Gamble recently attended a Belmont University basketball game where she watched her great-nephew, J.J. Mann, score 25 points in a win over SIU-Edwardsville. J.J. has been named the Ohio Valley Conference player of the year and first team academic all American for D1 basketball. Among his career highlights include his role in the 83-80 upset of North Carolina earlier this year. Mann scored 11 points in the final 2:22 of play, including the go-ahead three-pointer with 13 seconds left on the clock. He is the son of John and Theresa Mann of Smyrna, Ga and the grandson of the late Mary Penstone Mann of Pittsfield. Submitted photo

Marjorie Penstone Gamble, right, Pittsfield and her great-nephew, a standout basketball player on the Belmont Universty team. Gamble recently attended one of his games.

Griggsville-Perry makes RIF dismissals By JEANETTE WALLACE Pike Press The Griggsville-Perry School board adopted a resolution authorizing the honorable dismissal due to reduction in force (RIF) for eight paraprofessionals in the district at its board meeting Wednesday, March 19. Karen Allen, Alicia Evans, Michele Jacobs, Lorinda Stauffer, Cara Yogesh, Monique Hyde, Linda Spencer and Tammy DeJaynes were given notice of honorable dismissal. The dismissal is due to uncertainty of enrollments and funding for the 2014-2015 school year. According to Andrea Allen, Griggsville-Perry superintendent, as enrollment and funding numbers are finalized, callbacks are expected. Members of the GriggsvillePerry School board voted to approve renewing a line of credit up to $550,000 with Farmers National Bank of Griggsville. The line of credit will be available in order for the school to be prepared for any future cash flow challenges that may occur. "Right now we are struggling with cash flow and so just to be very safe, and in order to meet the financial obligations, before long we may need to access a line of credit," Allen said. The school calendar for the 2014-2015 school year was

adopted. Three options were given to all the teachers for them to express a preference. "The option that was overwhelmingly preferred by the staff for the students was option C," Allen said. The school year will begin with teacher institute days Monday, Aug. 18 and Tuesday, Aug. 19. Students will begin their school year with a full day of classes Wednesday, Aug. 20. Before going into closed session, two students made requests of the board. Zane Phillips, a student at Griggsville-Perry, asked the board to consider a wrestling co-op with Pikeland schools. "I've been a G-P student my whole life and I love G-P. I love the community, the people, but I also love wrestling and that's why I'm here," Phillips said. No action was taken on the request. John Beaty, a senior at Griggsville-Perry, wrote a letter to the board and spoke at the meeting to ask if it would be willing to make an exception to the rules barring anyone over the age of 21 from going to prom so that he can invite his girlfriend. The board voted not to allow the exception. A two-hour closed session was held after the students spoke to discuss employee evaluation and employment.

Several employment decisions were approved before the meeting adjourned. The board accepted the resignation of the school social worker, Suzanne Brawdy, effective at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Members of the board also voted to employ Gennifer Stauffer as junior high cheer coach and to re-employ Kristine Bingham as high school cheer coach for the 2014-2015 season. A resolution authorizing the notice of non-renewal of a second-year probationary teacher, John Draws, was adopted. The board also re-employed all other non-tenured teachers in the district and staff not named in the reduction in force resolution. The part-time guidance counselor, Dennis Devino, was re-employed for an 80-day period during 2014-2015. The board also approved I.E.S.A. and I.H.S.A. memberships for the 2014-2015 school year. The technology committee gave a report and the board approved expenditures of up to $25,000 for technology purchases for the district for the next school year. The board also approved the adoption of the updated Board Policy 6.120: Education of Children with Disabilities. The meeting was adjourned at 9:50 p.m.

Two Pike County water systems receive fluoridation awards The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) presented fluoridation awards to 430 community water systems, including two in Pike County, for maintaining state mandated fluoride levels every month in 2013. IDPH presented the awards at a ceremony held March 17 during the 2014 Illinois Section American Water Works Association Converence and Expo at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield. Barry Water Department and Pike County Public Water District were presented with perfect compliance awards, and Kinderhook Water Department and Pittsfield Water Department received honorable mentions. "Water fluoridation can improve overall oral health for both children and adults. Studies show water fluoridation reduces tooth decay by about 25 percent over a person's lifetime," IDPH Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck said. "Studies also show that widespread community water


fluoridation saves money for both families and the health care system. We applaud those communities that maintain levels of fluoride in their water systems and encourage them to continue their efforts." The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Dental Association and the last five surgeons general have stated that water fluoridation is safe and effective. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called fluoridation one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century. Governor Pat Quinn has proclaimed March 17-23 to be Water and Wastewater Operator's Week in Illinois. Of those recognized 66 water systems earned a commendation for meeting the state recommended fluoride levels of .9 to 1.2 parts per million for at least five consecutive years; 63 systems for at least 10 years; 53 for at least 15 years; 43 for at least 20 years; nine for at least


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25 years; and three for at least 30 years. Another 107 water systems received honorable mention for meeting state fluoride levels 11 of 12 months in 2013. In Illinois, approximately 99 percent of those served by public water systems received the benefit of fluoridated drinking water, compared to the current national average of approximately 72 percent. Fluoride is found naturally in water but in many communities the amount of the mineral is too low and does not meet the required standards. The CDC has long acknowledged the public benefits of fluoridation of water systems. Fluoride in drinking water helps improve the quality of life through less tooth decay; reduced time lost from school and work; and less money spent to restore, remove or replace decayed teeth. In fact, drinking fluoridated water from birth can reduce tooth decay by 40 to 65 percent.

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Alice L. Robinson, 76, of Pleasant Hill, died Tuesday morning, March 18, 2014 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Alice was born Dec. 4, 1937 in Ravenden, Ark., a daughter of Ernest Lee and Dorothy Marie Maxfield Haney. She married Ralph E. Robinson Sept. 27, 1952 in Walnut Ridge, Ark. and he survives. Alice had been employed by Bob’s Red Fox Grocery Store in Pleasant Hill for many years. More recently, she was employed by the Village of Pleasant Hill in the village office. Alice was in the first class for volunteer E.M.T.’s in Pleasant Hill in the mid 70’s. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Lioness Club, the Pleasant Hill High School Band Boosters and the Fairfield Library Board. She enjoyed traveling, camping, quilting and was an avid reader. In earlier years, she enjoyed playing softball for the Pleasant Hill “Red Shirtsâ€? Ladies Softball Team. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Ralph E. Robinson of Pleasant Hill, a daughter, Theresa (fiancĂŠ-David Boden) Smith of Rutledge, Mo., a son, Michael E. (Teresa) Robinson of Pleasant Hill, six grandchildren, Kimberly (Matt) Lilo, Kyle (Lindsay) Smith, Lance Smith, Heidi (Paul) Jaeckle, Michael Robinson and Jon Robinson, three great grandchildren, Riley Jaeckle, Rennie Lilo and Roman Lilo, a brother, James “J.D.â€? Haney of Pawnee, a sister, Starr McDaniles of Pearl and numerous nieces and nephews. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Susan Marie Robinson, a great-grandson, Da’Marcus Kendall, a sister, Capitolia “Capâ€? Fester, and four brothers, Edgar Lee Haney, Ransom Haney, William “Billâ€? Haney and Ernest Haney in infancy. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 22 at 1:30 p.m. at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Pastor Glenna Pruitt. Burial followed at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Visitation was held Saturday morning until the time of services. Memorials may be made to Pike County Special Olympics. Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling the arrangements.

Doris M. Oliver, 74, of Kewanee, died Thursday, March 20, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 1 at the Elmira United Presbyterian Church in Elmira. Rev. Dr. Dale Dykstra will officate. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Monday, March 31 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Burial will be in Elmira Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Pittsfield Public Library or to the Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. A celebration of Doris’s life will be held in Pittsfield later in the summer. Doris was born at home in Pleasant Hill, to Carl and Myotta McConnell July 22, 1939. She attended several elementary schools in Pike County before graduating from Pittsfield High School in 1957. She continued her education at Western Illinois University where she earned a bachelor’s and later a master’s degree in education.  She taught third grade in Galesburg Elementary School and then sixth grade at Wethersfield. Later, she taught Adult Education at Black Hawk East College helping students prepare for the GED test.   Doris and Donald Oliver were married in Galesburg July 30, 1967. They have three children, Mark (Heather) Oliver of Mundelein, Karen (Mark) OliverBehee of Chicago, and Alex (Emily) Oliver of St Louis, Mo. They have four grandchildren: Lauren, Charlotte, and Lillian Oliver and Evan Behee. She was preceded in death by her parents. Doris is best known in the community for her civic work. She served as an officer on the Kewanee Library board, the League of Women Voters, PEO, Delta Kappa Gamma and the Wethersfield School Board. She was very active in the Elmira United Presbyterian Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher, Bible School director, a deacon, an elder and clerk of session.  She was actively involved in the planning of the Elmira Church’s 150th celebration as well as the Wethersfield 160th celebration. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at




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Donald 'Gene' Sutton

Donald Eugene “Gene� Sutton, 87, of the Illinois Veterans Home, formerly of Barry, died Saturday, March, 22, 2014 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Gene was born in Pleasant Hill Township March 21, 1927 to Harvey Walter and Agatha Wagner Sutton. He married Beulah Wells at Palmyra Mo., June 2, 1947, and she preceded him in death in April of 1997. Gene was a US Army veteran serving during WWII in Italy. He had been able to go on an ‘Honor Flight’ to Washington, DC and thought it was a great experience. Gene was also a member of the Barry American Legion Post # 222. He loved to mow and mowed for the city of Barry for many years. Gene had worked for Farm and Home store in Pittsfield in the service dept. for many years before retiring. He was an avid camper and loved to garden. He attended many old Thresher shows through the years as well. He loved his kids and grandchildren and loved spending time with them, along with his faithful dog Amy. Survivors include three sons; Michael (wife Judi) Sutton of El Dara, John (wife Joy) Sutton of Bowling Green, Mo. and Gregory (wife Jeanne) Sutton of Barry, four grandchildren survive; Mitch Sutton of Barry,Theo (wife Sarah) Sutton of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Samantha and Nate Sutton of Springfield. Also surviving is a sister-in-law Violet Sutton of Pittsfield. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Beulah, four brothers; Raymond, William, Russell and Lyndel along with a sister Bertha Forshey. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 27 at 11 a.m. at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry with Jimmy Hodges officiating. Entombment will be at the Quincy Memorial Park Mausoleum with military rites by the Barry American Legion Post #222. A visitation will be held Thursday morning from 9-11a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to the Barry American Legion or the Honor Flight. On-line condolences may be left at Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry is handling the arrangements.


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Neighbors around the Peebles home first noticed the glow and also heard a sound that they now attribute to the windows blowing out. The house was fully engulfed before firefighters arrived. Beth Zumwalt/Pike Press

The home of Mike and Jenny Peebles, at 107 Randall Drive, was totally destroyed by fire Sunday evening. No one was at home when the fire was noticed. The Peebles had walked to a relatives so they also lost both their vehicles. Pleasant Hill, Spring Creek and Pittsfield Fire Departments battled the fire which was reported around 8 p.m. Plasant Hill was on the scene until approximately 11 p.m. Several organizations are organizing events to benefit the family as they lost everything.

Illini introduces new telemedicine equipment In keeping with the tradition of providing the best and most up-to-date equipment and services to the community, Illini Community Hospital is proud to announce the addition of new, state-of-the-art equipment in the Illini Consulting Physicians Clinic. Illini recently purchased the RP-Lite from InTouch Health, an advanced piece of equipment that can provide many new opportunities for the Consulting Physicians Clinic and the hospital in general. “Dermatology is one of the things we’ve not been able to get to our clinics as a specialist because they are very busy,” said Sandy Farrell, Director of the Consulting Physicians Clinic. “This is going to bring that dermatology to us. They are willing to become familiar with our equipment and they will be able to do a physician visit, just as if you were sitting in there office.” Not only will the virtual office visit equipment allow the CPC to venture into dermatology, but it will also be utilized for pulmonology and cardiology visits and can be used for teleneurology in the Emergency Department. The equipment is a lightweight, sturdy construction that is safe and easy to move for staff. It also has a camera with full pan, tilt and zoom capabilities, helping to optimize the view for both the patient and the physician.

“The physician will be able to look at anything he or she wishes,” Farrell said. “The machine has capabilities for stethoscope, they can look at the patient’s eyes and ears and if the doctor has orders or needs to order a prescription, he or she will be able to put it into the computer and send it to the pharmacy. It really is the same as any doctor’s office visit.” The equipment is operated by remote-control and a nurse will also be in the room with the patient at all times. “It is a different concept,” Farrell said. “But it is a concept that is here. To keep those services here where our people can get them is so important for us to move forward with this new technology.” Acute Care Telemedicine (ACT) is a rapidly emerging category of care delivery that combines 2-way audiovisual communications, clinical data access and documentation software and medical imaging to enable a remote doctor to provide immediate consultative care into hospitals lacking certain onsite medical expertise. The InTouch Telemedicine system has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a Class II medical device for active patient monitoring. To learn more about the Consulting Physicians Clinic at Illini Community Hospital or the new telemedicine equipment, contact 217-285-2113 extension 3950.

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The police records released by the Pike County Sheriff ’s office include the following arrests and bookings. The records state that these are accusations and each individual is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Bookings Dustin Johns, 28, Pittsfield was arrested March 17 on contempt of court charges. He remains jailed in the Pike County Jail in lieu of $1,662 bond. Harley J. Ahart, 48, Louisiana, Mo. was arrested March 17 on a misdemeanor Pike County warrant alleging failure to pay. He posted $400 bond and was released pending court appearance. Ronald C. Day, 43, Pearl, was arrested March 17 on revocation of bail on a felony charge. He remains lodged in lieu of $1,000 bond. Amy B. McDonald, 37, Pittsfield, was arrested March 18 on a Calhoun County misdemeanor warrant, She posted $250 bond and was released pending court appearance. Brian R. Miller, 38, Perry, was arrested March 19 on a misdemeanor instate warrant. He posted $150 and was released pending court appearance. Doug Eddingfield, 47, Hull, was arrested March 19 on an in-state traffic warrant revoking supervision. He posted


Adam Christopher Bratsch of Pleasant Hill to Heather Colleene Jones of Pleasant Hill. Justin Dean DeJaynes of Baylis to Sierra Dawn Sydney of Baylis. Adam Leslie Tate of Palmyra, Mo. to Katie Ann Carroll of Palmyra, Mo.

$300 and was released pending court appearance. Jeremy L. McKinnon, 34, Pleasant Hill, was arrested March 20 on a Pike County traffic warrant alleging failure to appear. He posted $200 cash bond and was released pending court appearance. Ashley C. Fleming, 26, Pittsfield, was arrested March 20 on a small claimis body attachment. She posted $200 bond and was release pending court appearance. Harold D. Fogle, 52, Hannibal, Mo. was arrested March 21 on a Shelby County traffic warrant. He posted $375 and was released pending court appearance. Aaron S Raff, 22, Shamburg, was arrested March 21 on a misdemeanor out-of-state wrrant. He remains lodged. Lakisha L. Robbins, 35, Barry, was arrested March 23 on charges of felony aggravated battery and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession. She remains lodged. Keth A. Briggs, 27, Bowling Green, Mo., was arrested March 23 on charges of felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic needle. Elezar Renteria, 50, Cicero, was arrested March 23 on a Cook County warrant. He remains lodged in lieu of $500 bond.

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electronic equipment. If you have information on this or any other crimes taking place in Pike County you are urged to call The Pike County Crime Stoppers at (217) 285-1500.  Callers are never asked to identify themselves and if your tip leads to an arrest, you will be eligible for a cash reward. 


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The Nebo Village Board will be accepting bids for the contract mowing within the village. They will be accepting bids until the April 9, 2014 meeting. The bids will be opened at this meeting. You may leave your bid at the Village Hall or you may submit yours via mail to P.O. Box 277, Nebo, IL, 62355. Contact Village Hall for a copy of the map to show you where you will be expected to mow. The Nebo Vilage Hall is open Mon., Tue. and Wed. from 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. or call 217-734-2094. If you are interested, you may contact the Village President, Dean Spann, Dustin Neese, any Village Board Member or contact the Village Hall as soon as possible.

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The Village of Milton is now accepting bids for mowing of public properties in the Village of Milton. All properties are to be mowed weekly but mowing weeds may need to be adjusted as necessary. Mowing shall include trim work. This includes, but is not exclusive to, trimming around trees, shrubs, flower beds, buildings, sidewalks, playground equipment, parking lots, ditches, creeks, fences, signs, light poles, etc. Grass trimming and debris is to be removed from all concrete sidewalks and steps. Deadline for accepting bids is Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Recommendations will be made to the Village Board at the Tuesday, April 8, 3014 regular meeting for vote. Bid proposals should be mailed to the Village of Milton, Mowing Bids, PO Box 68, Milton, IL, 62352. Any bids submitted after 4:00pm, Tuesday, April 1, 2014 will not be accepted. No changes will be allowed once bid has been accepted.  The Village of Milton requires the right to require evidence of insurance covering the delivery of mowing services.  The Village of Milton reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals and to waive any formalities or irregularities, and to require statements of evidence of qualifications or references prior to the award of the contract; such as shall best serve the requirements and interests of the Village of Milton. Please direct any questions to Doug Whitlock, Village President at 217-723-4436.                                               Doug Whitlock, Village President                                                       Milton, Illinois 62352

Police Beat

The Pike County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information on a burglary which took place in rural Perry at 39939 State Highway 104. Sometime between 10 p.m. March 17 and 10 a.m. March 18, unknown person(s) entered a farm shop and took numerous mechanics tools, power tools, chain saws, and



Miscellaneous James O. Conner, Pittsfield, driving on suspended license, nullified;

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Seat belt $60 unless noted Roger A. Crowder, Nebo; Jerry Lee DeJaynes, Griggsville, $62; Jan C. Gates, Barry; Robert Anthony Lacey, Pittsfield; Shawn D. Meyer, Barry; Trent William Mountain, Barry; Jerry D. Pennock, Pittsfield; Emily A. Sapp, Pittsfield, $62; Trenton G. Skees, Perry;

James O. Conner, Pittsfield, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, nullified; James O. Conner, Pittsfield, registration expiration/1st and 2nd, $120; Tera N. Deitzman, Barry, electronic communication device, $120; Jerry L. DeJaynes, Griggsville, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, $585; Jerry Lee DeJaynes, Griggsville, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, $664; Kyle E. Freeman, Pittsfield, fail to reduce speed, $120; Leisha R. Lawber, Griggsville, electronic communications device, $120; Emily A. Sapp, Pittsfield, child restraint violation/child 8<16, $198; Tammy M. Scranton, Barry, Theft control intent $500<10K, $2,768.97; Donald L. Smith, Pearl, violate order of protection, $572; Caleb Riley Wilson, Pittsfield, temporary pass/left/no pass zone, $365; Aaron E. Young, New Canton, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, nullified.

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Four Pike residents nominated for CNA of the year

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Pittsfield High School held their spring prom Saturday night in the high school gym. Michele Rush, daughter of Craig and Lisa Rush and Jared Heavner, son of Jason and Lisa Heavner, were crowned king and queen

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Austin Fine as Lord Farquaad and Caylee Miller as Fiona rehearse a scene from the upcoming Pittsfield High School production of “Shrek.” The role of Farquaad is traditionally performed by an actor who remains on his knees throughout. The vat of green makeup for the ogres is ready and performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in the PHS auditorium. New this year is priority seating for those wishing to pay a premium price. Regular tickets are $8, adults; $5, students; and age five and under free. Priority seating is $10, adults; and $7, students. To reserve priority seats, contact director Spencer Boren at 285-6888 or email Tickets for regular seating will be available at the door. More than 40 Pikeland Unit 10 students are involved in the production.

Four Pike County residents have been nominated for the John Wood Community College Community Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) of the Year award for 2014. The nominees will be honored at a CNA of the Year Luncheon Friday, April 25 at the Senior and Family Resource Center in Quincy. The winner will be announced during the event. The four nominees from Pike County are Tabitha Coleman of Baylis, nominated by North Adams Home; Martha Cummings of Pittsfield, nominated by Eastside Health and Rehabilitation Center; Brittni Hill of Nebo, nominated by Illini Community Hospital; and Pam Lord of Baylis, nominated by Liberty Village of Pittsfield. The 2014 CNA of the year is selected by a committee made up of community members with no direct affiliation to any of the participating agencies. This year's selection committee members include Marla Nunes, Sharon Hankins, Jayne Pieper, Jerry Hagmeier, Mike Hilfrink, Bob Johnson, Cheryl Waterman and Zig Brown. This year marks the 19th anniversary of the CNA of the Year celebration, which is sponsored by JWCC and area healthcare agencies. The public is invited to attend. Cost is $8.50 per person, and advance reservations may be made by calling maria Richmiller at 217-641-4207 by April 19. Certified nursing assistants provide personal assistance and strive to meet the physical, emotional and social needs of those for whom they care every day. “CNA of the Year recognition award was established to honor local Certified Nurse Assistants,” our ‘Angels of Health Care’, for their contributions to the care and wellbeing of the ill and the elderly,” Zig Brown, JWCC interim health science administrator, said. “Successful CNAs are those individuals who are compassionate, caring, flexible and understand that each individual in their care has unique needs and personalities.  As a front-line care giver CNAs develop very special relationships with those in their care. There is a great deal of pride and deep satisfaction that comes from knowing they make a difference each day in the lives of others.” Submitted photo

WJHS Students Attend PCC Choral Festival

Several members of the Western Jr. High School chorus attended the annual Jr. High Pike County Conference choral festival in Payson, Tuesday, March 18. Attending were, left to right, Brianna Ervin, Easton Carlen, Sadie Ward, Lauren Woodward, and Kali Kuntz. Students rehearsed for the afternoon and then preformed in the evening. This year’s director was Dr. H. Todd Evans of Pikeland Community Schools. The pieces that were preformed include Bonse Aba (Victor Johnson), A Pocketful of Rhymes (arr. Sally K. Albrecht), Home (arr. Alan Billingsley), She Sings (Amy F. Bernon), and My America (arr. Joyce Eilers)

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Reid Richards, owner of Waycool Customs in Pittsfield, gets down to work doing a paint job for a customer Friday, March 21 at his shop on North Jackson Street.

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JBS United offering scholarship JBS United, Incorporated has been working closely with farmers and livestock producers for more than 55 years, and they believe there are and will continue to be great opportunities in agriculture in the future. Whether young people choose Production Agriculture or an Ag Business career path, JBS feels their future will be bright. JBS United recognizes the need to encourage our youth to pursue a degree in an agriculture related field. In line with these beliefs, JBS United Grain Division is offering a $500 Ag Scholarship program for the tri-county area that they serve. One ag scholarship will be awarded to one stu-

dent at each of the following schools, provided the proper criteria are met. The school districts are: Pittsfield, Pleasant Hill, Griggsville–Perry, Western, Payson, Brown County and Liberty. Seniors need to ask their ag instructor or guidance counselor for an application. Scholarship applications are due at JBS United Inc. Grain Division Pittsfield office by April 9. The JBS United Grain Division has two regional operating profit centers in Illinois which include seven grain elevators with a combined storage capacity of over 23,000,000 bushels. The elevators are strategically located on three different railroads,

which gives them multiple marketing opportunities. They merchandise grain to processors, feed mills, southern and southeastern hog and chicken integrators, and export markets. To learn more visit Since its founding in 1956, JBS United has been dedicated to providing research-based solutions to enhance animal nutrition and livestock production profitability. The company provides various products and services to swine, dairy cattle, poultry and other animal producers worldwide. For more information, visit the JBS United website at

Barry Legion awards scholarships The Barry American Legion scholarship committee, appointed by Commander Jerry Schulz, met with three Western High School seniors who applied for the annual scholarship, March 22. In the past, the Barry American Legion has given one $500 scholarship, with the understanding that they

could raise that amount, as funds permitted. Thanks to the generosity of many area businesses and individuals, plus enthusiastic bingo players, the group was able to offer two $500 scholarships this year, for the first time. The Legion hopes to continue this in the future. Commander Jerry Schulz appoint-

ed a three-man committee to review the applications, the school records and the essays of the applicants, then to interview the applicants. After the interviews and comparing their notes, the committee decided, unanimously, to award the scholarships to Caitlin Lee and Jordan Brown.

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Saying good-bye to the eagles Although eagle sightings are getting fewer and fewer as the majestic birds leave the area, one eagle was still in the area last week. Looking closely the eagle has caught a squirrel for lunch.

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Carnes retiring Kent Carnes of Pittsfield will be retiring April 12 after 12 years at Pike County Lumber. Carnes has spent his life working in Pike County and serving the area. When he first began working, he worked for his father's business, Carnes Trailer World. He worked for Capital Records and drove a truck for Sharkey Transportation. He also explained that he started the sales of DirecTV at Illinois Rural Electric (IREC). Before he worked 12 years on the floor at Pike County Lumber, Carnes also worked in the back shop area for two years.

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Pleasant Hill firefighter Jody Coy and Blake DeCamp ride the back of the truck putting out flames last Thursday near the Mike Smith residence on County Highway 11 near the Big Spring. A burn ban was in effect until Tuesday and for the remainder of the week there was a burn advisory. Dave Greenwood, emergency management agency, said if anyone calls a fire department for an intentionally set fire during a burn ban, that person can be billed for all fire department expenses – up to $275 per man per hour, gas, and any other supplies needed to fight the fire. The cost is assessed at the fire chief’s discretion.





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BARRY n The Western After Prom will hold a Bingo night Saturday, March 29 at the Barry American Legion Hall. A meal will be served at 5 p.m. Bingo will be from 6-9. Sheets can be purchased at the door. All profits will support the Western After Prom, which is to be held April 26-27. n Barry Christian Church Ladies Luncheon will be Apr. 5. This year’s theme is “Wrinkle Free Women.” Lunch will be provided and door prized will be awarded. All the ladies of the community are invited to this free event. The guest speaker this year will be Judy Wright. Call April at 217734-9012 for more information or to make your reservation. n Western After Prom is selling frozen cinnamon rolls March 26-April 9. Order forms with payment are due by April 9 to the Western Elementary office. Order forms will be available at Western School website at and at local businesses. Cinnamon rolls need to be picked up at the Barry Travel Plaza April 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. n Purchase a ticket and help Western After Prom! For each $10 ticket, win $100 in Lia Sophia jewelry. For more information contact Ellen Archambo at 217-335-2607. n Western After Prom committee will hold its next meeting Sunday, March 30 at 3 p.m. at Wendy’s in Barry. All parents of Western juniors and seniors are welcome to join us. DETROIT n The Lenten service in anticipation of Easter will be held at Detroit United Methodist Church Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. Chris Himmel of Jacksonville will be present for this service. Anyone not already in worship is invited to attend. For questions, contact Pastor Dave at 217-833-2575. FLORENCE n The Lenten service in anticipation of Easter will be held at Florence United Methodist Church Wednesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. The Gospel Gals of Jacksonville will perform for this service. Anyone not already in worship is invited to attend. For questions, contact Pastor Dave at 217-833-2575. GRIGGSVILLE n The Griggsville Day Unit of HCE will meet March 20 at 12 p.m. at the home of Carolyn Myers. Alice Cripe will give the minor lesson on Edith Roosevelt and Jenny Tate will give the major lesson on the states of California, Washington and Oregon. n The annual Homer Allen Memorial Ham Loaf fundraiser supper will be held Friday, Apr. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Griggsville United Methodist Church. Carry-out will begin at 4 p.m. and the dining room will open at 4:30 p.m. Along with the main course, there will also be potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls, apple sauce, dessert and beverages. Free will donations are accepted. Everyone is invited. For any questions, feel free to call Pastor Dave at the church office at 217-833-2575 or 217-833-2457. n The Bright Star Methodist Cooperative Parish Passover Seder will be Tuesday, April 15 at the Griggsville United Methodist Church, 115 South Stanford Street in Griggsille at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, but please make reservations by Apr. 6. This is a traditional meal in which every food symbolizes a Biblical theme and there are rituals surrounding each dish served. To make your reservations, call Pastor Dave at the Bright Star Parish office at 217-833-2575. n The Lenten service in anticipation of Easter will be held at the Griggsville United Methodist Church Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. The Harmony Gospel Duo, consisting of Vicki Hull and Stacee Boyd from the Beardstown area will perform. Anyone not already in worship is invited to attend. For questions, contact Pastor Dave at 217-833-2575. NEBO n A benefit for Kevin Killebrew will be held Saturday, March 29 at the Nebo Community Club. Dinner will be served beginning at 4 p.m. The menu is fried chicken or boneless fish, potato salad, slaw, baked beans, desserts, coffee and tea. Frank Vaughn and friends will perform. Donations will be appreciated. Donations will go to help Kevin with his medical expenses. There will be several raffle items, including a 10-22 Rugger 22, a 50/50 raffle, custom tea towels, a quilt, a brick of 22 LR shells, and a kids fishing bundle. PERRY n Perry United Methodist Church Good Friday worship service will be held Friday, Aprl 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Perry United Methodist Church, 106 E. South St. in Perry. The worship will follow the basic format of a tennebrae service with Bible readings, prayer for healing and preparation for Easter Sunday. The overall theme will focus on quiet self-examination. If you have questions, feel free to call Pastor

Dave at the Bright Star parish office at 217-833-2575. n The Easter Cantata for Fishhook, Griggsville and Perry United Methodist Churches will be held Sunday, Apr. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Perry United Methodist Church, 106 E. South St. in Perry. The Cantata will feature well known Easter hymns and Gospel songs. The accompanying Biblical narration will focus on the life, death and resurrection of Christ. Practices will be held Sunday evenings of March 23, 30 and Apr. 6 at 6 p.m. The choir assembled to perform will included members of the Perry UMC and other congregations of the Bright Star Methodist Cooperative parish. Performance time is approximately one hour. Feel free to call Pastor Dave at the Bright Star Parish office for more information, 217-833-2575. PITTSFIELD n Pittsfield Garden Club will meet March 28 at 2 p.m. at the Pike County Senior Center. The program is the 60-year anniversary and history of its garden club by Kay Dunham. Hostesses will be Marilyn Riley, Debbie Grimes and Kay Dunham. n Carol Lisa O’Brien and her parents, Cleve and Susanne Curry, will present a program of Frederic Chopin’s piano music Saturday, March 29 at 4 p.m. at the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene, 227 W. Washington St. The program will conclude with some string, piano,and organ hymns. This program commemorates the purchase of the Baldwin grand piano forty years ago for the church. The public is cordially invited. n Super Saturday Bible School will be March 29 from 9:30 - 11:45 a.m. at the New Testament Church of Christ, 945 Washington St. in Pittsfield, across from Hardee’s. Children 3-10 years old are welcome. The theme is “The Ten Plagues.” There will be classes, crafts, singing and snacks. Registration is limited, but the class is free. Call Jimmy Hodges at 217-7791635 for more information. n Shirley Kingery will resume chair exercise class for seniors beginning March 31. These will be held every Monday at 1:30 p.m. a the Pike County Senior Center, located at 220 W. Adams in Pittsfield. The Senior Center will furnish transportation if needed. Call 217-285-4969 Monday morning to set up a ride. Refreshments will be served and rides home will also be furnished at the end of the class. n Free coffee and socializing time will be offered to senior starting Apr. 1, from 8-10 a.m. This will be held in the back Shaw Room of the Pike County Senior Center. If there is enough interest, donuts will be sold. n A DNR Hunter Education Course will be held April 1,2,3 from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Pittsfield American Legion. State law requires that all hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1980 successfully complete the course before receiving their first hunting license. Participants will receive a Hunter Education Certification. The course is ten hours long. There is no minimum age, but students under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is no charge and registration is not required. All students are asked to bring pens or pencils. For more information, call the Illinois Department of Natural Resources at 1-800-832-2599. n The Pittsfield First Christian Church garage sale will be held at the Crossroads Center Friday, Apr. 4. Door will be open from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. n Big Truck Night will be held at South Elementary School April 10 from 6–8 p.m. n South Elementary School kindergarten registration will be April 10 from 6-8 p.m. in the South School cafeteria. All parents of children who reach the age of five before Sept. 1 are strongly encouraged to attend the registration. School personnel will be in attendance to answer questions and to assist in the registration of students. Please bring a copy of a certified birth certificate, immunization record, and the child’s most recent physical examination. If parents or guardians can not attend, please contact Mrs. Ruebush or Mary Lagemann at South Elementary School, 217-285-2431. n A Rules of the Road review course will be offered April 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the Pittsfield Senior Center, 220 W. Adams in Pittsfield for all citizens in the Pittsfield area. The course is free to anyone who wishes to attend. The purpose is to help participants pass the Illinois driver’s license renewal examination. The course prepares applicants for the general written and road examinations, and also provides information on the vision screening.

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n “The Gospel According to Noah” will be presented from Sunday, Apr. 13 - Wednesday, Apr. 16 at the New Testament Church of Christ, located at 945 W. Washington St. in Pittsfield. The speaker will be Edd Sterchi of Campbellsville, KY. Sunday presentations will be “As in the Days of Noah” at 9:30 a.m., “Noah Found Grace” at 10:30 a.m., and “By Faith Noah” at 6 pm. “Noah...Prepared an Ark” will be at 7 p.m. Monday, “Noah... Saved Through Water” will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and “Noah...Was Just a Man...Walked with God...Built an Altar” will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. For any questions, call Jimmy Hodges at 217-7799-1635. ON GOING n Bible studies for 2014 will be held at the Perry United Methodist Church Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. at the Griggsville United Methodist Church. The book of Ezekiel will be studied. This Bible study is sponsored by the 7 congregations of the Bright Star Parish but is open to absolutely everyone. If you have questions, feel free to contact Pastor Dave at 217-833-2575 or 217-833-2457. n The Pittsfield High School class of 1969 is planning their 45th class reunion for this summer and needs help with addresses or contact information for the following classmates. If anyone can help, please contact Helen Earls at 312 S Walnut St., Pittsfield or Karen Fox at 220 Fair St., Pittsfield or 285-5481. Art Bradley, Marsha Cannon, Linda Cannon, Grant White, Virginia Cheek, Sherrill Cox, Jim Dejaynes, Barbara Malone, Patricia Strong, Marjean Schmidt, Barbara Dietzman, Patricia Wright, Dave Herget, Roger Hull, Mike Wagner, Kathy Mays, Billie Odell, Martha Hart, Bill Oakley, Chris Pali, Jack Ruble, Don Myers, Jodi Moody, Joan Shade, Wayne and Peggy Cawthon, Paul Staley, Michael Scheibe, Janet Shaw, Steven Smith, Thelma Haughey, Dale Johnson, Roger Loyd. n The Bright Star Methodist Cooperative Parish Bible Study for spring 2014 will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Perry United Methodist Church and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Griggsville United Methodist Church. Both are studying the book of Ezekiel. The Bible study is sponsored by the 7 congregations of the Bright Star Parish - Oxville, Florence, Detroit, Griggsville, Perry, New Salem and Baylis Methodist Churches. If you have questions, please call Pastor Dave at 217-8332575 or 217-833-2457. n Stamp Club Night every second Monday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Pike County Health Department in Pittsfield with Amanda Woodward. n ‘Fill Your Box’ Card-making Class meets on the 1st and 2nd Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at 416 E. Chestnut St. in Griggsville with Amanda Woodward. n The Pittsfield Woman’s Club will meet every 4th Tuesday of the month at noon for lunch and a program at the Community Center. For more information or to become a member, call Sandy Henry, 285-6480. All Pike County women are welcome. n Exercises classes will be held at the Senior Center in Pittsfield Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:156:15. They are for both men and women. These classes are easy enough that most can do them. If you have any questions, feel free to stop by the Senior Center or call 217-285-4524. n The Pittsfield High School Athletic Dept. is looking for a way to get alumni of PHS addresses. If you are yourself, or if you know the person who is in charge of planning your class reunions, please contact Athletic Director Don Bigley at 217-285-6888 or email n Puzzlebox: Autism Awareness/ Support Group meets the third Monday of every month from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 or 8 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Pittsfield. The group is designed to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorders within the community and provide support for those affected by autism. Anyone affected is welcome to attend. Upcoming meeting dates are: June 17 and July 15. For more information, please contact Taylor Sweeting at 217370-8142 or email taylor.sweeting@ n The Crossroads Center is open for walking Monday through Friday, 8-10 a.m. and 12-1 p.m. Special events may alter the schedule and will be posted. This service will start Nov. 4. n The County Market Coupon Club meets Wednesday afternoons from

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. weekly in the County Market Café. There is no charge to join and the coupons are traded each week and several rebate forms are available each week. For more information, contact County Market 285-4453. n Belleview Community Church “Teen Drop-In” every third Sunday night of the month for ages 12-18 at 5:30 p.m. n 12 Step Al-Anon Family Support Group for alcohol and narcotic addiction every Monday 8 p.m. at First Christian Church 225 N. Memorial, Pittsfield. (Breezway entrance). For more information, call Betty at (217) 285-6191. n Addicts Victorious support group meeting Tuesday nights 6-7 p.m. Church of the Nazarene Family Center. n Scrapbooking every third Wednesday per month 6-8 p.m at the Hull Community Center by Marie Woods.

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Brosies celebrate 50 years

The family of Mr. and Mrs. Burdette Brosie will be hosting a 50th wedding anniversary reception for the couple Saturday, March 29 from 2-4 at the Pittsfield Senior Citizen Center.

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n Blood Pressure Checks Liberty Village of Pittsfield will provide free checks the last Monday of every month at the Hull Community Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free soup and sandwich will be provided by Liberty Village and transportation will be provided by the Western Public Transit for anyone to and from the center! n The Pike County Health Department is now offering IDPH approved on-line food service sanitation classes. Both the initial 15 hour “certification class” and the five hour “refresher” class are offered. Participants must have internet access and an e-mail address to sign up. A registration form can be downloaded from the Pike County Health Department website at, Call Jane Johnson at 217285-4407, ext 118 for more information.

Tucker Shaw will turn four March 26. Shaw’s parents are Tom and Ashley Shaw of Pittsfield. Grandparents are Steve and Louann Shaw of Nebo, Tom and Debbie Wombles of Pittsfield, and Jeff and Tammy Hannel of Seattle. Tucker has a 7-year-old brother, Owen.

n T.O.P.S. Meeting at the Milton Christian Church Annex every Tuesday, weigh-in 6-6:30, meeting 6:30 p.m. The group is open to the public. For information, call Shanna Edison 217-723-4034 or email

n Job Club will be open to the public every Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. No appointment necessary.Two Rivers Regional Council Office at 120 South Madison, Pittsfield. n The Pittsfield Meal Site located in the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 225 N. Memorial offers daily meals at noon, Monday-Friday. Please call Connie at 285-6150 the day before or by 8:45 a.m. the day of the lunch, or any time before the day you would like to eat with us. Donation only for seniors over 60. Those under 60 are required to pay the full cost. Transportation available. The senior center is also collecting used cell phones for seniors. Your old cell phone may provide the critical link between law enforcement and someone in trouble. OUT OF THE COUNTY n The Lenten service in anticipation of Easter will be held at the Oxville United Methodist Church Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. The Chosen Ones will perform at this service. Anyone not already in worship is invited to attend. For questions, contact Pastor Dave at 217-833-2575.

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Jordan James Naughton, born March 14, 2014 at 5:16 p.m. at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, to parents Eric Naughton and Lindsay Naughton of Pittsfield. He was welcomed home by two sisters, Erryn Dyer-Naughton, 7, and Aliyah Naughton, 19 months. Grandparents are Jim and Mary Naughton of Folsom Calif. and Ted and Debbie Powell of Poplar Bluff, Mo.

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n Pittsfield Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of every month at Carl’s Cardinal Inn. For more information, please contact Mike Graham at 217-473-3791.

n Pike County Health Department: Home Health visits by nurses, therapists, aides, and homemakers daily. TB skin testing 8:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. & 1-4:45 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Immunization clinics 1:30-6 p.m. on first and third Mondays. Family planning counseling Mon.-Thurs., except Tues. a.m. and Wed. p.m. when clinics are held. Blood pressure screenings Tues. 2-4 p.m. The health department is closed on Fridays, although essential services are available. For more information, call 217-285-4407. New WIC walk-in clinics: Monday through Thursday,-to 10:45 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Children’s group nutrition education available second and fourth Thursdays at 1 p.m. No appointments necessary. For more information call 217-285-4407, x137.

Steve and Debbie Rumple of Pittsfield announce the engagement of their daughter, Mandy Rumple, to Perry Bonds, son of Brady and Cathy Bonds of Griggsville. The future bride is employed at Logan Agri Service in Griggsville. The future groom is employed as a Union Laborer and an agricultural employee. They plan to be married in November and will reside in rural Griggsville.


n Pittsfield Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star meets every fourth Monday at the Masonic Lodge at 7:30 p.m.

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

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Gladys Harmon will be turning 91 Monday, April 7. She would love to receive cards. You may mail them to Glayds Harmon at 48248 160th Ave, Pearl, IL 62361.

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Stilwell turning 90

Johnson Stilwell will be 90 March 30. He will celebrate with an open house at Pittsfield Community Center Sunday, March 30 from 2-4 p.m. Please stop by and help him celebrate this very special milestone. No gifts, please.

Smith turning 80

There will be a birthday card shower for Marilyn Myers Smith, formerly of Perry, who turns 80 April 6. Cards can be sent to 3125 Puente St. Fullerton, CA. 92835.

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By JEANETTE WALLACE Pike Press It may not feel like it but spring has officially arrived. As soon as the weather gets warmer, many people will be working on home improvement projects. According to Kent Carnes with Pike County Lumber, three of the most common projects are replacing windows, doors or shingles. "Because of the wind storms there's been a lot of shingles blowing off," Carnes said. He also explained that there are several popular brands for window, door and shingle replacements. The biggest mistake, many in the industry agree, is trying to get things done quickly and not

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Pike County Seniors have a variety of services By Beth Zumwalt Pike Press Two separate but equally important agencies provide dozens of services to the area’s senior citizens. The Pike County Senior Citizen Council serves its clients on West Adams Street, in the former Assembly of God church. The Pike County Senior Citizen Service, a branch of the Illinois Area Department of Aging, serves clients in the basement of the First Christian Church and will soon be moving to the new Findley Place Apartment complex on West Jefferson Street. “If they need something and I can’t help them, I’ll send them over there, “Rita Rumple of the Senior Citizen Service, said. ‘I think we work well together.” Rumple said her organization offers several different social activities for seniors. “We are starting April 1, in our back room a coffee and doughnuts from 8-10,” Rumple said. “We did it election day and everyone enjoyed it. Especially now that Catering and More has closed, it gives them somewhere to go.” Also starting next week there will be a chair exercise class at the senior center starting March 31 at 1 p.m. Transportation is furnished by the center to many of its activities. Transportation offered by the Senior Citizen Service varies from Pike County Mass Transit, which also provides transportation. “We are more flexible,” Rumple said. ‘If somebody has to go somewhere on the spur of the moment, we can do that easier than Mass Transit which has routes they run.” Rumple said the also have people to run errands for individuals. “We can go pick up medicines, get a few groceries, mail stuff, that sort of thing,” she said. The Pike County Senior Council has their building paid for by the Shaw Trust, left to the seniors by Leta Shaw. “So we have to have fund-raisers to provide the services we offer,” Rumple said. “Our building expenses

are paid but for anything else, we have to fund raise.” Pike County Senior Service receives funding from the government. “We provide meals,” Connie Lerch, of the Pike County Senior Service, said. “We average about 20 people every day for lunch.” Lerch said many of those who come to eat at the senior center say it has improved their health a lot, just by having one square meal per day. “We help them fill out just about any kind of form that have to fill out,” Lerch said. “Medicare, Medicaid, whatever. We try to send out a newsletter to let them know what changes are coming and what they need to do.” Both Rumple and Lerch said the replacement program for the old circuit breaker program left many of their clients confused. “It only has to be done every other year,” Lerch said. “People were upset they weren’t getting it done when they had just done it last year.” Lerch said the Pike County Senior Citizen Service could also help arrange for services and products enabling seniors to stay in their own

homes. “For example, they can come here and get an amplified phone for those who are hard of hearing, she said. “We have several models and they can come try them out and see which one they like. Then all they need is a form filled out by their doctor and a phone will be sent to them. It’s free as long as the doctor fills it out.” Lerch says social activities are very popular at the center, also. “We usually have a least one table of dominos going and people doing jigsaw puzzles and word search games,” she said. Rumple said dominos are popular at her center also. Both Rumple and Lerch say they wish more seniors would take advantage of their services. “We serve 20 for lunch each day,” Lerch said. “We wish is was double, even triple that.” Rumple said senior citizens are like teenagers, saying there is nothing to do, but don’t take advantage of the things that are going on. “It’s a two-way street,” she said. “If more people were involved, we would offer more things to do. We are lucky to have this center.”


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artists, particularly those who prey on well-intentioned men and women by posing as fake charities. But there are steps seniors can take to protect themselves from fraud. n Be skeptical of solicitors. Many con artists will indicate that persons have given to the charity in the past, hoping that prospective victims simply won't remember if that claim is valid or not. Though not all solicitors claiming a past history of donations are dishonest, this is one way that criminals attempt to create a rapport with potential victims, so such claims should be verified before making any donations. n Don't feel obligated to reciprocate

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Open house to celebrate Ottwell's anniversary There will be a wedding shower for Garrett Howland and Carrie Hill Saturday, March 29 at 2 p.m. at the Milton Christian Church Annex. Everyone is invited to attend.   There will be a wedding shower for Sarah Scranton and Forrest Stamper Sunday, April 6 at 2 p.m. at the Milton Christian Church annex. Everyone is invited to attend. (Please note the time and date have changed from Saturday, April 5 to Sunday, April 6!) An Open House will be held Saturday, April 5 from 1-3 p.m. at the Milton Community Center

to celebrate Dean and Sherry Ottwell’s 50th wedding anniversary. Everyone is invited to help them celebrate. No gifts, please. Milton Smith Cemetery will be having clean up April 15. If you wish to save items at the cemetery, please pick them up before April 15. Any items remaining will be discarded.  The Village of Milton will be holding Spring Clean Up beginning Friday, April 18. Dumpsters will be available at the sewer plant. Following Spring Clean Up, the Village of Milton will be strict-

By KARRIE SPANN 723-4262 ly enforcing Village Ordinances regarding Trash, Refuse, Junk, Dilapidated and abandoned structures and vehicles and other Ordinances as necessary. Please, take advantage of Clean Up to avoid future violation notices and fines.  


Community bridal shower to be held It’s almost here! The benefit for Kevin Killebrew is this Saturday, March 29 at the Community Club. Dinner will be served beginning at 4 p.m. The menu is fried chicken or boneless fish, potato salad, slaw, baked beans and desserts and coffee and tea. Frank Vaughn and friends will also be performing. Dessert donations would be much appreciated. Donations will be taken for the dinner and the band. Donations are to

help Kevin with his medical expenses. There will also be several raffle items which include: 10-22 Ruger 22, 50/50 raffle, custom tea towels, quilt, a brick of 22 LR shells and a kids fishing bundle. Come on down to Nebo Saturday night and support this good cause. There will be a community bridal shower for Garrett Howland and Carrie Hill this Saturday, March 29 at 2 p.m. at the Milton Christian Church Annex. All friends and fam-

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ily are invited to attend. Happy birthday this week to Ethan Howland and Randa Watts! Quote of the week: “Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.” Sally Koch

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Brenda Adams recovering from surgery Since my column did not get published last week, I have combined several items from last week with this week’s so you all will have everything and not miss the trivia questions and answers plus other information. “The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any”. Fred Astaire Birthdays and anniversaries for last week were: March 19-Rusty and Patty Ruble March 20-Larry and Susan Collins March 21-Betty and Champ Collins, Marco Cooper March 22-Bruce Ivers, Tonya Hickerson, W.J. & Cheryl Kirk, Jonathan and Kayla Parrack, Roger and Gail Walston March 23-Lawanda Blacketer, Jack Kirk March 24-Mike and Velma Stickhost Birthdays and anniversaries for this week are: March 26-Tamara Wyatt March 28-Demetrius Welch, Ellen Likes, Dick Peebles, Bill Cawthon March 29-Carolyn Johnson, Sandy Reel, Jan Kirk, Karen (Borrowman) Coultas, Linda and Jack Kirk and a special happy birthday to our oldest granddaughter Jacqueline. Happy sweet sixteen, sweetheart! March 30-Leonard and Sharon Dice, Sierra Ballinger March 31-Happy 6th birthday to Aira Hamilton April 1-Elizabeth Waters Prayer requests: April Myers, Angie Lin, Brenda Adams, Betty Collins, Becky Guthrie, Bob Rue, Brenda Garner, Brenda Smith (Jim Garner’s daughter), Chris Schlieper, Connie McFall, David Brawdy, Dianna Ruble, Diane and Donnie Hickman, Durrell Chamberlain, Edward Thomas, Ervin Borrowman, Evelyn Ward, Ginger and George Whitlock, Heather Alvey, Jeanette Doran, Janet Shoemaker, Josh Bennett, Karen McCullen, Leroy Leonard, Missionary Mike Leonard and family, Monica Ruble, Norie Jeffs, Nikki Allen, Ona Ogle, Pat Kingery, Rex Smith, Radar Grim, Randy Guthrie, Roger Bonnett, Vicki Brackett and family, and pray especially for the United States of America, its leaders, its people, and let everyone remember how and why this great country was founded. Sympathy is extended to the Roland Stinson family. Brenda Adams who works on lots of computers in our area recently had open heart surgery and had six bypasses in St. John’s in Springfield.  She would love to hear from her friends and family so why not send her a card or note to 32197, 340th Street, Baylis, IL  62314.  And, yes, she will be up and about before we know it and will be able to work on computers once again.  Keep her in your prayers. “Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night:  that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth:  The Lord is his name.”  Amos 5:8 Lenten services in our area: Wednesday, March 26, Services will be at the Detroit Methodist Church at 7 with Chris Himmel of Jacksonville. Wednesday, April 2, Services will be at the Florence United Methodist Church at 7 with The Gospel Gals.

Wednesday, April 16, Services will be at the Griggsville United Methodist Church with the Harmony Gospel Duo from Beardstown at 7. This Saturday, March 29, to celebrate Burdette and Sue Brosie’s 50th Wedding Anniversary, there will be an Open House at the Senior Center in Pittsfield in the Shaw Room from 2-4. All are invited to attend. If you enjoy good gospel singing, and want some places to go to hear some, here is a short list of Gospel Gigs’ locations and times: First Saturday of each monthDetroit Christian Church - fellowship and food 5:30-singing 6:30 Second Saturday of each monthBlack Oak Church, Beardstown - fellowship and food 5-singing 6 Last Friday of each monthRushville Church of the Nazarene -fellowship and food 5:30-singing 7 Last Saturday of each monthGrace Center, Roodhouse - fellowship and food 4:30-singing 6 Every Saturday of each monthYoungblood Church, Nortonville singing starts at 6:30 “Don’t rely too much on labels, for too often they are fables.”  Charles H. Spurgeon Recycling-Fridays from 9:301:30 out by Bowlers Universe. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth good things:  and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.  But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.  For by they words thou shalt be justified, and by the words thou shalt be condemned. Matthew 12:35, 36, 37 Trivia answers from two weeks ago: 1.  How many years altogether did Jacob serve Laban?  (20 years) 2.  Who is the most written about President of the United States with over 40 biographies?  (Abraham Lincoln) 3.  What did God change Jacob’s name to?  (Israel) 4.  Which U.S. President wrote the biography “The Life of George Washington”?  (Calvin Coolidge) 5.  When Jacob and his family and all his livestock returned to his homeland, how many times did he bow to the ground until he came to his brother Esau?  (seveb times) 6.  What President was the spelling champion of Massachusetts at the age of 10 in 1745?  (John Adams) Trivia questions for last week: 1.  Out of Jacob’s 12 sons, who were the sons of Leah? 2.  When Jesus’ disciples got hungry on the Sabbath Day, what food did they get questioned for eating that day? 3.  Who was the only U.S. President and Vice President not elected to either job? 4.  What are the top three countries in the world in area? 5.  How many wives did Esau have? 6.  What two sisters wrote the words and music for “Happy Birthday to You”? Trivia answers for last week’s questions: 1.  (Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun) 2.  (ears of corn) 3.  (Gerald Ford) 4.  (Russia, Canada, and China) 5.  (3) 6.  (Mildred and Patty Hill, school teachers from Lexington, Kentucky) Mark and Becky Winner celebrated their 41st Wedding Anniversary at the Golden Corral

By WYVETTA DAVIS 285-4880 in Hannibal. Their anniversary was 3-3-73. Elisabeth Iftner’s 89th birthday was March 7 and was celebrated twice.  The first celebration was at the Red Apple Room Saturday, March 8.  Those in attendance were Ruth Ann and Matt Korwel of Indian Head Park and Mark and Becky Winner and Joe and Katy Winner, all of Pittsfield.  Later in the day, the Korwels’ took Elisabeth to Quincy where they went to see the movie Frozen.  A second celebration was Wednesday, March 12, again at the Red Apple Room with the four Winners and Elisabeth’s brother and wife John and Erni Wood of St. Louis all in attendance. JoAnn Myers, Margaret Jennings, and Helen Mays all enjoyed supper together at Pikers in Louisiana, Missouri, Thursday evening, March 13. Dora Couch and Mary Lou Buchanan attended the funeral of Dora’s sister-in-law Virginia Couch in Clayton Sunday afternoon, March 16. Since I started working in town several years ago, I found the best kept secret in town where to eat a noon meal once in awhile… Illini coffee shop.  Their prices are extremely reasonable and the hours they are open are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.  For example, here are their specials for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week: Wednesday:  Chicken Alfredo Casserole, Broccoli, Fruit Cup Thursday:  Garlic Chicken Salad, Red Onions, Cranraisins, Crackers, Rice Krispie Dessert Friday:  New England Clam Chowder, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, and a choice of Dessert Give this a try sometime.  The noon meal starts being served at 11, and they have sandwiches as well.  And keep in mind, they also do breakfast too. Trivia questions for this week: 1. In the Bible, which one of Joseph’s brothers convinced the rest not to kill Joseph? 2.  How many U.S. Presidents have been named George? 3.  How much did Joseph’s brothers sell Joseph for to the Ishmeelites? 4.  What are the top five U.S. states in area? 5.  Who did the Ishmeelites sell Joseph to? Would you like to see your news in this column, or in any of the other local columns in this paper?  Please give one of us a call.  Do not wait on us to call you, because your news is important to each of us, and it’s very difficult to figure out just who all to call.  So please do not hesitate to call.  Thank you. I just finished a wonderful book called “Hideaway” by Hannah Alexander.  I would recommend this Christian suspense novel highly. Steve and I attended the visitation and funeral for Roland Stinson Saturday afternoon, March 22, at the Lighthouse Baptist Church.  It was an excellent service to a full church.          “Life” A little laughter, a little song, A little teardrop When things go wrong. A little calm And a little strife A little loving And that is life.    by Helen Steiner Rice


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Pleasant Hill Methodist Church to have gospel group at Sunday service March 30 The Pleasant Hill Methodist Church will have the gospel group, The Chosen Ones at their 10:30 a. m. service this Sunday morning, March 30. They are inviting everyone to come and hear this wonderful group. Mike and Jenny Peebles lost everything in a house fire over the weekend. The community lost a special lady this week in the passing of Alice Robinson. She was a fun loving lady who love spending time with her family and was active in many of our communities organizations. Our sympathy goes out to the family. Don’t forget the benefit is Saturday, March 29 tor Kevin

Killebrew to help with medical expenses. This will be at the Nebo Community Club starting at 4 p.m. They will be serving fried chicken or boneless fish, potato salad, slaw, baked beans and dessert. Frank Vaughn and friends will be performing There are several raffles: 10-22 Ruger 22, brick of 22LR shells, 50/50, quilt, custom tea towels, kids fishing bundle. Need not be present to win. Contact Vi Clendenny at 217-734-2704, Dean Spann at 217-734-2867, or Frank Vaughn at 636-338-4694. The group is asking for donations of desserts. Contact any of the above for information. The Christian concert that is being held in Quincy on Friday night


with Matt Miller and friends are the opening act. The tickets are limited. The Quincy Christian School is hosting the Christian Band, Remedy Drive March 28. The tickets are $10 at the door, $8 in advance, and $6 for youth groups and groups of 10 or more. Tickets will be available at the Quincy Christian School office or online at https://www. . Doors open at 6:30, concert starts at 7:00.


Free sports physicals to be offered The Griggsville Apple Festival Committee will meet Thursday, March 27 beginning at 7 p.m. at city hall. Newcomers are welcome! Parents of students in Grades 4-12: Hannibal Regional is offering free sports physicals again this year. They will be April 29 in Perry and April 30 in Griggsville. Nurse Risley will be sending home forms for you to fill out and sign, and return to the school ASAP. This is a great opportunity, so don’t miss out! This will not count as the mandated school physical for 6th and 9th graders. It will only serve as a sports physical. Carol Lisa O`Brien and her parents, Cleve and Susanne Curry will present a program of classical piano and sacred ensemble music Saturday,

March 29 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene, 227 West Washington Street. This occasion celebrates forty years of using the Baldwin grand piano in the sanctuary. The public is cordially invited to attend. The program will last about an hour. Come enjoy! Over eighty students enjoyed the Spring Fling dance at G-P Middle School Friday evening. Congratulations to the G-P Middle School’s “Eagles in Action” winner: Tanner Leedy! The Middle School choir students enjoyed attending the PCC chorus concert in Payson last week. It’s always a joy to see the choir students for various local schools get together for a fun-filled day of fellowship as they learn new songs and

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then perform before an audience in the evening. Dr. H. Todd Evans was the chosen instructor for the day. Congratulations to Donnie Embree for being accepted to Blackburn College! The former Tate Cheese factory in Valley City was destroyed by fire Friday evening. “Nobody really cares if you are miserable so you might as well be happy.”- Cythina Nelms

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Hobo and community service days

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Crossed bayonets are usually used to honor a fallen comrade. No one fell during clean-up at the Pleasant Hill Park Friday morning, so the crossed rakes must have another symbolism. Left to right, Wyatt Williams, Bo Smith, Blake Smith.

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Kyle Moore participated in Hobo Day Thursday and got involved in some spring-cleanup projects. Seniors work the Hobo Day to earn money for their senior trip.

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Whistle while you work and dance also appears to be Hailey McElfresh’s motto as she mops the floor at the senior citizens center Friday morning. Halley and five other girls volunteered to clean the center top to bottom.

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Robbie Stout, left and Alex Rodhouse spent Hobo Day working for Rodhouse farms. The two seniors enjoyed being outside for the day.

Madison Martin washes the class at the First Baptist Church message board Thursday for Hobo Day. The weather was not to bad for outdoor jobs.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pike Press

Pittsfield, Illinois

Saukee Track & Field

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Members of the Pittsfield/Western track team for the 2014 season are, front row, left to right, Shelbie Hubbard, Jaylee Clements, Marie Rush, Shannon Gates, Carley Smith, Rachel Snyder, Ashlyn Schulz, MacKenzie Phillips. Second row, Cady Klatt, Shelby Mehsling, Julie

Turnbaugh, Kim Forshey, Elizabeth Little, Jennifer Robbins, Allie Hoover. Third row, Isaac Stewart, Kody Freeman,, Gavin Stephenson, Marcus Couch, Kit Mefford, Dustin Wintjen, Brian Renoud, Neil Stark, Dalton Parker. Fourth row, Jacob Colston, Brandon Syrcle, Jesse

Saukee track schedule April 1 April 9 April 11 April 15 April 17 Aprl 21 April 22 April 26 May 1 May 7 May 9 May 13 May 19

5-team meet Home Tom Johnson Inv. Home Lee Calhoun Inv. Macomb Beardstown Away Saukee Inv. Home Fuzz Bergess Carthage Mendon Inv. Away Louisiana Inv. Away Hannibal Away Saukee Olympics Home WCC Conference Meet TBA Camp Point Away Capital Classic Chatam

4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 10 a.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. TBA

Lady Saukee track schedule April 1 April 9 April 11 April 15 April 17 April 22 April 26 April 28 May2 May 7 May 9 May 13 May 19

5-team meet Home Tom Johnson Inv. Home Lee Calhoun Inv. Macomb Beardstown HS Away Saukee Inv. Home Mendon I Louisiana Inv. Away Illini West Invitational Away Hannibal Away Saukee Olympics Home WCC Conference Meet TBA Camp Point HS Away Capital Classic Away

4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 10 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m.

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“This year is a little different because we have 11 Western athletes that have joined our team, 10 girls and 1 boy. We are so pleased to have them. The last couple of years our girls teams has been very small. The Western girls not only add numbers to help us fill events but add a lot of talent as well. The boys team graduated some boys who were very strong in mid-distance, long distrance and hurdles. We will be looking for athletes to replace those. However we do have one state qualifier from last year who will be strong in the 400 and the 800. Within our boys team we will be stronger than last year in our sprint events.” -- Gretchen Petty

Drone, Austin Gerard, Matthew Robbins, Wayde Smith, Trey Labby, Lakin Labby. Back row, Austin Priest, Bryce Lind, Eli Petty. Also on the team are: Ashley Ayo, Jessica Grammer, Kaitlyn Kindle, Madison Palmer, Sylvia Robbins, Ethan Mangham, Joseph Pursley, Conor Reiss.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pike Press


Pittsfield, Illinois

Saukee baseball

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Members of the Saukee baseball team for the 2014 season are, front row, left to right, Ryan Harter, Tyler Grimsley, Ian Paxton, Thomas Hull, Wade Thiele, J.D. Hoover, Hayden Osmetn, James Robbins, Eli Grammer, Jason Taylor, Ross

Davidsmeyer, Nick Davis, Wesley Wellman. Back row, Corbyn Cox, Jerad Heavner, Colton Allen, Dalton Butler, Brett Leahr, Austin Ator, Jonah Meleski, Austin Allen, Quinn Leahy, Jacob Jenkins, Corbyn Personett, Cody Allred.

Saukee baseball schedule March 25 March 27 March 29 April 1 April 2 April 4 April 5 April 7 April 8 April 9 April 11 April 12 April 14 April 15 April 16 April 17 April 18

Southeastern Payson HS* Unity HS* Rushville/Industry Brown County West Central CoOp Calhoun Carrollton Brussels Beardstown Louisiana Camp Point Quincy HS Southeastern Quincy Notre Dame Jerseyville North Greene

Away Away Away Home Home Home Home DH Home Away Home Home Home DH Home Home Away Away Home

4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

April 21 April 22 April 23 April 28 April 29 May 1 May 3 May 5 May 7 May 8 May 9 May 12 May 13 May 14 May 16 May 20

Griggsville/Perry HS* Perry Pleasant Hill HS* Home Griggsville/Perry Home Routt Away Liberty Away Western HS* Home West Central CoOp TBA - DH Beardstown Away Western Away Payson Porta Away Jacksonville Away Liberty Home Triopia Home Unity Home Regionals start TBA

4:30 p..m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 10 a.m 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 P.M. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

“We are looking forward to our 2014 season. We have a lot of youth that will need to prove itself. We will depend on our three seniors – Austin Allen, Brett Leahr, Dalton Butler – to be leaders.” -- John Schultz, coach of the Pittsfield Saukee baseball team

Lady Saukee softball “This team gets along the best of any team I have ever coached. That will be our strength.” -- David Forshey, Pittsfield Lady Saukee softball coach

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Members of the Lady Saukee softball team for the 2014 season are, front row, left to right, Carliee Collins, Amber Miller, Talor Abney, Lindsey Bonnett, Maddy

Gwartney, Allison Butler. Trish Thompson. Second row, Kayla Schacht, Katie bland, Bailey Waggoner, Randa Wtts,Becca Keane, Breanna Kattelman, Mackenzie

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Lady Saukee softball schedule March 29 April 1 April 2 April 3 April 5 April 7 April 7 Apri 8 April 10 April 10 April 12 April 16 April 17 April 18 April 21

Unity West Central Brown County Quincy High Calhoun DH Carrollton North Greene Brussels QND JV Payson Varsity Southeastern

Away 11 a.m. Home 4:30 p.m. Home 4:30 p.m. Away 4:30 p.m. Home 11 a.m. Home 4:30 p.m. Away 4:30 p.m. Away 4:30 p.m. Home 4:30 p.m Away 5 p.m. Away 1 1 a . m .

Western Away 4:30 p.m. Quincy High JV Home 4:30 p.m. North Green DH Home 10 a.m. Griggsville-Perry DH Home 4:30 p.m.

April 23 April 25 April 28 April 29 May 1 May 6 May 8 May 9 May 10 May 13 May 13 May 14 May 15 May 15 May 16

Beardstown Jacksonville Pleasant Hill Liberty Camp Point DH New Berlin Payson QND QND Cluster Routt Lewiston Triopia Liberty, Quincy HS JV Western

Away 4:30 p.m. Home 4:30 p.m. Home 4:30 p.m. Away 4:30 p.m. Clayton 4:30 p.m. Home 4:30 p.m. Home 4:30 p.m. Away 4:30 p.m. Away TBA Home 4:30 p.m. @ Jacksonville TBA Home 4:30 p.m. Home 4:30 p.m. Quincy 4:30 p.m. Home 4:30 p.m.


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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pike Press

Pittsfield, Illinois

Tornado baseball

Tornado baseball schedule

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Members of the 2014 Griggsville-Perry baseball team are, front row, left to right, Jucas Waters, Jonathon Myers, Kaleb Bradshaw, Joseph Myers, Isaac Whitaker, Kendall Hannant,

Jordan Dehart. Back row, Karson DeWitt, Ryan Kelly, Jacob Etherton, Max Stinebaker, Skyler Miller, Charles Morrison and Ian Smith.

“We expect to be fundamentally sound even though we are young. We will depend on our seniors – Mitchell Main and Isaac Whitaker to give us leadership. We have a good offense going with Kendall Hannant, Kaleb Bradshaw, Isaac Whitaker, Mitchell Main and Jordan Dehart. We made it to sectional last year so a lot of these boys have big game experience.” -- Mark Cheatum, G-P coach

March 17 Pleasant Hill Away 4:30 p.m. March 19 Brussels Away 4:30 p.m. March 25 Greenfield Home 4:30 p.m. March 26 Unity Away 4:30 p.m. March 28 Camp Point (DH) Away 4:30 p.m. March 29 Carrollton Cluster Away TBD March 31 QND Home 4:30 p.m. April Triopia Home 4:30 p.m. April 2 Rushville Away 4:00 p.m. April 3 Triopia Away 4:30 p.m. April 7 Western Away 4:30 p.m. April 8 4:30 p.m. West Central Away April 10 West Central Home 4:30 p.m. April 12 West Hancock(DH) Away 11 a.m. April 14 Payson Away 4:30 p.m. April 15 Brown County Home 4:30 p.m. April 16 Liberty Away 4:30 p.m. April 17 Brown County Away 4:30 p.m. April 21 Pittsfield Home 4:30 p.m. April 23 Pittsfield 4:30 p.m. April 24 South Fulton Home 4:30 p.m. April 26 Calhoun (DH) Away 11 am April 28 Western Home 4:30 p.m. Aprl 29 Routt Home 4:30 p.m. April 3 Payson 4:30 May 1 Routt Away 4:30 p.m. May 2 Brussels Home 4:30 p.m. May 6 Unity Home 4:30 p.m. May 8 North Greene Away 4:30 p.m. May 12 Liberty Home 4:30 p.m. May 13 13 Southeastern(DH) Away 4:30 p.m. May 19-24 Mon-Sat Regionals TBD

Lady Tornado softball “We will be young but competitive. We have one senior, Rachel Smith and one junior, Hannah DeWitt, six freshmen and seven sophomores. We had a 24-7 record last year, along with a PCC and WCC title. If we stay healthy, I think we can repeat that plus do better.” -- Robert Kennedy, G-P Lady Tornado coach

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Members of the Griggsville-Perry Lady Tornadoe softball team for the 2014 season are, front row, left to right, Rachel Smith, Kourtney Harris, Hanah DeWitt, Peyton Bonds, Kalli Goewey, Lexi Kessinger,

Bailty Powers. Second row, Coach Robert Kennedy, Hope Scott, Macey Sargent, Lynley Ellis, Kenzi Flowers, Ashley Miller, Devin Battefield, MKayla Smith and Cami Ring.

Lady Tornado softball schedule March 11 March 15 March 16 March 18 March 21 March 22 March 23 March 25 March 26 March 28 March 30 April 1 April 2 April 4 April 5 April 8 April 10 April 11 April 15 April 18 April 19

Pleasant Hill Home 4:30 p.m. Triopia Away 4:15 p.m. West Hancock(DH) Warsaw Home 11 a.m. Western Home 4:30 p.m. Unity High School Away 4:30 p.m. Liberty Home 4:30 p.m. (Quincy High Cluster) TBA Quincy Notre Dame Away 4:30 p.m. Camp Point Central (DH)Away 4:30 p.m. Rushville Industry/Schuyler Industry Home 4 p.m. Porta (PORTASlam) UIS Sports Complex TBA Jerseyville Away 4:30 p.m. Illini West Home 4:30 p.m. Seymour High School Home 4:30 p.m. Routt Away 4:15 p.m. West Central Away 4:30 p.m. North Greene Away 4:30 p.m. Western Away 4:30 p.m. Pittsfield (DH) Home 4:30 p.m. South Fulton (at IPAVA)Away 4:30 p.m. Beardstown Away 4:30 p.m.

April 23 April 26 April 29 May. 3 May. 6 May. 7 May. 10

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pike Press


Pittsfield, Illinois

Wolves baseball

Wolves baseball schedule

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Members of th2 2014 Wolves baseball team are, front row left to right, Logan Smith, Nathan Motley, Gunner Turner, Russell Miller, Kyle Moore, Alex

March 21 4:30 pm March 28 4:30 pm April 1` 4:30 pm April 3 4:30 pm April 4 4:30 pm April 8 4:30 pm April 10 4:30 pm April 15 4:30 pm April 17 4:30 pm Aprl 22 4:30 pm April 29 4:30 pm May 1 4:30 pm May 6 4:30 pm May 8 4:30 pm May 9 4:30 pm May14 4:30 pm May 15 4:30 pm May 19-24

Routt Catholic Brussels CUSD #42 Calhoun Calhoun Payson Carrollton Carrollton Greenfield Greenfield Pittsfield North Greene North Greene Triopia Brussels Western Liberty West Central IHSA 1A Regionals

There There There Home Home Home There There Home There Home There There Home Home There Winchester TBA

“Our pitching is a little thin. If we can find some guys to get us some innings and cut down on our mistakes I think we can be strong by the end of the season and maybe make a run.” -- Ryan Lowe, Pleasant Hill Wolves baseball coach

Rodhouse. Second row, Justin Perez, Kaleb Root, Ty Pruett, Wyatt Williams, Payton Anderson.

Lady Wolves softball Lady Wolves softball schedule

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Members of the Lady Wolves softball team for the 214 season are, front row, left to right, Jalie Peebles, Kennedy Moore, Delaynie Robinson, Katie

March 27 4:30 p.m. Routt There March 28 4:30 p.m. Brussels There April1 4:30 p.m. Calhoun There April 3 4:30 p.m. Calhoun Home April 4 4:30 p.m. Payson Home April 8 4:30 p.m. Carrollton Home April10 4:30 p.m. Carrollton Home April 15 4:30 p.m. Greenfield There 4:30 p.m. Greenfield Home April 17 April 28 4:30 p.m. Pittsfield There April29 4:30 p.m. North Greene Home May 1 4:30 p.m. North Greene There May 6 4:30 p.m. Triopia There May 8 4:30 p.m. Brussels Home May 9 4:30 p.m. Western Home May14 4:30 p.m. Liberty There May16 4:30 p.m. Unity Home May19 – May 24 IHSA 1A Regionals TBA

“We have two really good seniors to give us leadership – Hailey McElfresh and Kennedy Moore. Other than that we are young. We have 10 girls out and five are freshmen.” -- Blake Skillman, Lady Wolves coach

Moore, Sarah Calvin. Second row, Lauren Hill, Hailey McElfresh, Carley White, Keely Collard, Aminah Al-Rawas, Tiffany Hughes.

Wolves track & field

Wolves track & field schedule

All meets are for both boys and girls unless specified March 26 4 pm. Varsity/JV ISD Boys There April 9 4 p.m. Pittsfield There April 15 4:30 p.m. Carrollton There April 17 4 p.m. Saukee Invitational There April 22 4 p.m. Unity Invitational There April 29 4 p.m. ISD There May 6 WIVC Meet Illinois College May 6 4 p.m. ISD There May 7 4 p.m. Saukee Olympics Pittsfield May 15/16 Girls IHSA 1A Girls Sectionals TBA May 16 5 p.m. Boys Dick Hamann Invitational Carrollton May 22/23 Boys IHSA 1A Boys Sectionals TBA May 22/24 Girls IHSA 1A Girls State TBA May 29/31 Boys IHSA 1A Boys State TBA

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“We are young but we have a lot of heart. We have some individuals who will think will do well. Rachel Clowers went to state last year. Corby Edwards should do good in the hurdles and Kyle Mowen is showing potential in the 400 as is Seth Moyers. There are others that we hope will improve through out the season.” -- Mike Giles, Pleasant Hill/Calhoun coach

Members of the Pleasant Hill/Calhoun track team are, in front, Russell Wombles, Dylan Rose. Second row, Austin Bick, Troy Kallal, Seth Moyers. Third row, Derek Dolbeare, Rachel Clowers, Corby Edwards. Fourth row, Nolan Fisher, Terry McBride, Jared Blacketter, Haley Priest, Kyle Mowen. Fifth row, Sydney White, Krinsen Wieneke, Logan Malone, Rose Wilschett, Carly Vazis, Becky Giles. Back row, Brooke Carney, Daniel Sabol, Keegan Sabol and Conner Carmody. Also on the team are Pam Hurst and Ashley Brannan.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pike Press

Pittsfield, Illinois

Wildcat baseball

Wildcat baseball schedule

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Members of the Western Wildcat baseball team are,front row, left to right, Dustin Kirgan, Jade Weir, Austin Ward, JJ Bryant, Mathew Bradshaw, Avery Banks, Josh Sally. Second row,

Raymond Peters, Aleck Hively, Donovan Schwanke, Evan Ehrhardt, Izack Hively, Nekoda Gerding, Noah Lynch, Mason McTucker.

March 21 Brown County High School Home 4:30 p.m. March 22 Camp Point Central High ( DH) Away 10 a.m. March 24 Hannibal Public Schools Away 5 p.m. March 25 Mark Twain High School Home 4:30 p.m. March 28 Calhoun High School Away 4:30 p.m. March 29 Hamilton DH at Hamilton 11 a.m. Home 4:30 p.m. April 3 Palmyra High School April 5 Brussels High School (DH) Away 10 a.m. April 7 Griggsville-Perry Home 5 a.m. April 8 Illini West (V/JV) Home 4:30 a.m. April 11 Pleasant Plains Tourney TBA April 18 Liberty High School Home 4:30 p.m. April 19 Southeastern High School Away 11 a.m. April 21 Unity High School Home 4:30 p.m. April 22 Beardstown Middle/Sr Away 4:30 p.m. April 24 Liberty High School Away 4::30 p.m. April 28 Griggsville-Perry High School 4:30 p.m. April 29 Seymour High School (JV 3 Innings) Home 4:30 p.m. May 1 Pittsfield High School Away 4:30 p.m. May 3 North Greene High School Home 10 a.m. May 7 Pittsfield High School Home 4:30 p.m. May 8 Unity High School/Mendon Away 4:30 p.m. May 9 Pleasant Hill High School Away 4:30 p.m. May 10 Southeastern High School Home 10 a.m. May 13 Triopia Junior-Senior High School Away 4:30 May 14 Seymour High School (JV 3innings) Away 4:30 p.m. May 16 West Central Co-Op Home 4:30 p.m. May 19 IHSA Regionals) TBA

“Pitching will be our strong point and defense will be our biggest challenge.” -- Travis Ruppel, Western baseball coach

Lady Wildcat softball

Lady Wildcat softball schedule

March 21 Brown County High School Home 4:30 p.m. March 22 Camp Point Central High ( DH) Away 10 a.m. March 24 Hannibal Public Schools Away 5 p.m. March 25 Mark Twain High School Home 4:30 p.m. March 28 Calhoun High School Away 4:30 p.m. March 29 Hamilton DH at Hamilton 11 a.m. April 3 Palmyra High School Home 4:30 p.m. April 5 Brussels High School (DH) Away 10 a.m. April 7 Griggsville-Perry Home 5 a.m. April 8 Illini West (V/JV) Home 4:30 a.m. April 11 Pleasant Plains Tourney TBA April 18 Liberty High School Home 4:30 p.m. April 19 Southeastern High School Away 11 a.m. April 21 Unity High School Home 4:30 p.m. April 22 Beardstown Middle/Sr Away 4:30 p.m. April 24 Liberty High School Away 4::30 p.m. April 28 Griggsville-Perry High School 4:30 p.m. April 29 Seymour High School (JV 3 Innings) Home 4:30 p.m. May 1 Pittsfield High School Away 4:30 p.m. May 3 North Greene High School Home 10 a.m. May 7 Pittsfield High School Home 4:30 p.m. May 8 Unity High School/Mendon Away 4:30 p.m. May 9 Pleasant Hill High School Away 4:30 p.m. May 10 Southeastern High School Home 10 a.m. May 13 Triopia Junior-Senior High School Away 4:30 May 14 Seymour High School (JV 3innings) Away 4:30 p.m. May 16 West Central Co-Op Home 4:30 p.m. May 19 IHSA Regionals) TBA

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Members of the Western Lady Wildcats softball team are, front row, left to right, Alicen Dabney, Alexis Bellovich, Hailey Dunker, Jessica Grammer,

Julia Grammer, Carlee Hively. Back row: Dominique Welch, Kami Utterback, Kelsey Christison, Faith Erke, Evan Colston, Morgan Colston.

“We suffered some touch graduation losses but we got some good underclassmen coming on strong to fill those spots. I think we will be in the hunt. Our two seniors – Evan Colston and Jessica Grammer – along with two juniors – Haley Dunker and Alexis Bellovich – should provide enough experience and leadership to help the four freshmen and four sophomores.” -- David Motley, Western Lady Wildcat softball coach

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Notice is hereby given that a Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinances for the Town of New Salem Township, in the County of Pike, State of Illinois, for the fiscal year beginning April 1, Year 2014, and ending March 31, Year 2015 will be on file and conveniently available to public inspection at New Salem Township Building from and after 8 o’clock a.m., 26th day, March, Year 2014.

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On behalf of the Pike County Road Commissioners Association, Pike County Highway Department will be accepting bids for furnishing pipe culverts April 2, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Pike County Highway Department, Pittsfield, Illinois. Proposal Guarantee will not be required We reserve the right to reject any and all bids. Call (217) 285-4364 for more information. Pike county Highway Department 3.19.14, 3.26



To the legal voters, residents of the Town of New Salem Township, in the County of Pike, and the State of Illinois, that the ANNUAL TOWN MEETING of said Town will take place on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 (being the second Tuesday of the month) at the hour of 7 o’clock p.m., at the New Salem Township Building for the transaction of miscellaneous business of said town and after a Moderator having been elected will proceed to hear and consider reports of Officers and decide on such measures as may, in pursuance of law, come before the meeting, and especially to consider and decide the following:

To the legal voters, residents of the New Salem, Hadley, Derry, Pleasant Vale Township, in the County of Pike, and the State of ILlinois, that the ANNUAL TOWN MEETING of said Town will take place on April 10, 2014 (being the second Thursday of the month) at the hour of 7 o’clock p.m., at the Hadley Township Building for the transaction of miscellaneous business of said town and after a Moderator having been elected will proceed to hear and consider reports of Officers and decide on such measures as may, in pursuance of law, come before the meeting, and especially to consider and decide the following:

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Dated March 11th, 2014 Lisa Fish Multi-Township Clerk




PIKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS HEARING WILL BE HELD AT HADLEY TOWNSHIP BUILDING APRIL 10TH, 2014 AT 7 P.M. ANNUAL TOWN MEETING To the legal voters, residents of the New Salem, Derry, Hadley, Pleasant Vale of the Multi Township in the county of Pike and State of Illinois, that the Annual Town Meeting of said town will take place on April 10th at the hour of 8:00 p.m., at the Hadley Township Building. For the transaction of the miscellanous business of said town; and after a Moderator having been elected, will proceed to hear and consider reports of officers, and decide on such measures as may, in pursuance of law, come before the meeting. Supervisor, Judi Sutton Clerk, Lisa Fish 3.26.14

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE On or about June 2, 2014, the Village of Nebo intends to apply to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for a grant from the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. This program is funded by Title I of the federal Housing and Community Development of 1974, as amended. These funds are to be used for a community development project that will include the following activities: new elevated water storage tank. The amount of CDBG funds proposed to be used for activities will benefit at least 51% low and moderate income persons. The Applicant also proposes to expend at least 25% in non-CDBG funds on the project. These non-CDBG funds will be derived from the following sources: USDA/RD loan/ grant. The Village of Nebo will hold a public hearing on April 9, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nebo Village Hall to provide interested parties an opportunity to express their views on the proposed federally funded CDBG project. Persons with disabilities or non-English speaking persons who wish to attend the public hearing and need assistance should contact Dean Spann, 217-734-2094 not later than April 7, 2014. Every effort will be made to make reasonable accommodations for these persons. Information related to this project will be available for review prior to the public hearing as of April 7, 2014 at the office of the Village of Nebo located at 175 S. Union between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Interested citizens are invited to provide comments regarding these issues either at the public hearing or by prior written statement. Written comments should be submitted to Dean Spann, 175 S. Union, Nebo, IL 62355 no later than April 7, 2014 in order to ensure placement of such comments in the official record of the public hearing proceedings. This project will result in no displacement of any persons or businesses. For additional information concerning the proposed project, please contact Wendy McDonald, Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials, 217-224-8171, or write to Wendy McDonald, 1125 Hampshire Street, Quincy, IL 62301. 3.26.14 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE On or about June 2, 2014, the Village of Milton intends to apply to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for a grant from the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. This program is funded by Title I of the Federal Housing and Community Development of 1974, as amended. These funds are to be used for a community development project that will include water distribution improvements. The amount of CDBG funds proposed to be used for activities will benefit at least 51% low and moderate income persons. The Applicant also proposes to expend at least 25% in non-CDBG funds on the project. These nonCDBG funds will be derived from a bank loan. The Village of Milton will hold a public hearing on April 8, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton Village Hall, in Milton, Illinois to provide interested parties an opportunity to express their views on the proposed federally funded CDBG project. Persons with disabilities or non-English speaking persons who wish to attend the public hearing and need assistance should contact Tom Scranton, 217-723-4262 not later than April 7, 2014. Every effort will be made to make reasonable accommodations for these persons.

NOTICE OF TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS On Government Aggregation Opt-Out Program and Plan of Operations and Governance for the City of Griggsville, IL Notice is hereby given to the public that on April 2, 2014, at the hour of 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall, 108 S. Corey St. Griggsville, IL, a public hearing will be held on the Government Aggregation Opt-Out Program and Plan of Operations and Governance for the City of Griggsville, IL. Notice is also hereby given to the public that on April 2, 2014, at the hour of 6:45 p.m. at the City of Griggsville, 108 S. Corey St., Griggsville, IL, a second public hearing will be held on the Governance for the City of Griggsville.

Information related to this project will be available for review prior to the public hearing as of April 7, 2014 at the Village Hall between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Interested citizens are invited to provide comments regarding these issues either at the public hearing or by prior written statement. Written comments should be submitted to Tom Scranton, P.O. Box 68, Milton, IL. 62352, no later than April 7, 2014 in order to ensure placement of such comments in the official record of the public hearing proceedings. This project will result in no displacement of any persons or businesses. For additional information concerning the proposed project, please contact Wendy McDonald at Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials, 217224-8171, or write to Wendy McDonald, 1125 Hampshire Street, Quincy, IL 62301.

The summary of the Plan of Operations and Governance for the City of Griggsville is that the Plan will detail the implementation of an Opt-Out Municipal Electricity Aggregation Plan. Roles of the municipality and aggregation consultant will be defined as they relate to various stages of the process, and the terms and conditions of the bid and eventual power supply agreement will be detailed in the Plan. Any person interested in said Opt-Out Program and Plan of Operations and Governance may be present at said times and place and may be heard in regard thereto. The tentative draft is now on file with the City of Griggsville Attorney and may be reviewed upon request prior to said hearings by the public. LINDA BRAWDY Clerk, City of Griggsville 108 S. Corey St., Griggsville, IL. 62340 3.26, 4.2




PUBLIC NOTICE Vegetation Management Activities in Adams, Calhoun, Champaign, Clark, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Fulton, Hancock, Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Knox, LaSalle, Lawrence, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Montgomery, Morgan, Peoria, Piatt, Pike, Randolph, Richland, Sangamon, Shelby, St. Clair, Tazewell, Vermilion, and Woodford Counties, and Nearby Areas Please be advised that Ameren Illinois will perform vegetation management in your area in the near future. Our professional vegetation management specialists will be managing vegetation on transmission rights-of-way that could affect our electric lines. This vegetation management work is necessary to protect the integrity of the electric system and to prevent potential safety hazards. This work might include: aerial or manual trimming, removal of vegetation, mowing, application of environmentally-safe herbicides, and inspections. Interested persons may call the Ameren toll free number 1-800-232-2477 or visit our website at to understand any potential dispute resolution opportunities, processes, rights and/or remedies. Customers and property owners may appeal the particular vegetation work planned on their property by 1) calling the Ameren toll free number mentioned above referencing CODE TMT or 2) accessing the website mentioned above referencing CODE TMT or 3) contacting the Illinois Commerce Commission Consumer Services Division at 1-800-524-0795. Common addresses of properties affected by the planned vegetation management have been provided to the office of the mayor of any affected municipality and the office of the county board chairman of any affected county. Sincerely, Ameren Illinois 3.26.14

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the County of Pike and State of Illinois. (D) A description of the improvements on the real estate is: Single family residence.



PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure entered by the court on the Complaint for Foreclosure in the above-entitled cause, the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, will be sold to the highest bidder. (A) The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Mr. Jeff Stolleis, Vice PresidentLoss Mitigation, United Community Bank, 301 N. Main Street, Chatham, IL 62629; Telephone: (217) 438-5416, Ext. 3018 (B) The common address and other common description, if any, of the real estate is: 602 N. Monroe Street, Pittsfield, Illinois (C) The legal description of the real estate is: Sixty (60) feet off the North end of Lot One (1) in Dutton’s Addition to the Town, now City of Pittsfield, situated in

NOTICE All interested persons are invited to review and request further environmental processing of an FCC application proposing the following telecommunications antenna structure at 20494 State Hwy 100, Milton, Pike County, IL 62361, 854 file number A0894884, a 93.9-meter lattice tower with FAA Style E (L-864/L-865/L-810) lighting. The application may be reviewed by entering the 854 file number at this website: Interested persons may raise environmental concerns by filing a “Request for Environmental Review: with the FCC within 30 days of this posting. Instructions for filing requests are contained on the following website: www. The FCC strongly encourages requests to be filed online; however, written requests may also be sent by mail to the following address: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554.

Notice is farther given hereby that public hearing on said Budget and Appropriation Ordinance will be held at 8 o’clock p.m., 8th day, April, Year 2014 at New Salem Township Building in this New Salem Township and that final hearing and action on this ordinance will be taken at a meeting to be held at New Salem Township Building at 8 o’clock p.m., 8th day, May, Year 2014.

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Notice is hereby given to the legal residents of the Town of Newburg in the County of Pike and State of Illinois, that the Annual Meeting of said Town will take place on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, being the second Tuesday of said month. The Town Meeting for the transaction of miscellaneous business of the said town will be held at the hour of 7:01 p.m. on said day at the Pittsfield Airport building, and a Moderator having been elected, will proceed to hear and consider reports of officers, and decide on such measures as may, in pursuance of law, come before this meeting. Dated this 19th day of March, 2014. Virginia Halpin Newburg Town Clerk

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(E) The real estate may be inspected prior to sale at the following times: Not applicable. (F) The time and place of the sale are: 9:30 a.m. on May 2, 2014 in the Lower Courtroom of the Pike County Courthouse, 100 E. Washington Street, Pittsfield, Illinois. (G) The terms of the sale are: Cash in hand on day of sale. Plaintiff may credit bid at the sale. The successful bidder will receive a Certificate of Purchase following the sale and a Sheriff’s Deed upon confirmation of the sale by the Circuit Court of Pike County. (H) Title will be conveyed subject to real estate taxes for 2012 and subsequent years and special assessments, if any; to building restrictions and restrictive covenants of record; to easements of record or in place; to rights of way for roads, streets, and highways; to rights of tenants in possession, if any. Sale is subject to approval of the Circuit Court of Pike County. BROWN, HAY & STEPHENS, LLP Emmet A. Fairfield Registration Number: 6180505 205 S. 5th Street – Suite 700 P.O. Box 2459 Springfield, IL 62705 (217) 544-8491 3.26.14, 4.2.14, 4.9.14

All interested persons are invited to review and request further environmental processing of an FCC application proposing the following telecommunications antenna structure at 13521 County Highway 7, Nebo, Pike County, IL 62355, 854 file number A0894894, a 78.6-meter lattice tower with FAA Style E (L-864/L-865/L-810) lighting. The application may be reviewed by entering the 854 file number at this website: Interested persons may raise environmental concerns by filing a “Request for Environmental Review: with the FCC within 30 days of this posting. Instructions for filing requests are contained on the following website: www. The FCC strongly encourages requests to be filed online; however, written requests may also be sent by mail to the following address: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. 3.26.14

NOTICE All interested persons are invited to review and request further environmental processing of an FCC application proposing the following telecommunications antenna structure at 46624 County Highway 10, Pearl, Pike County, IL 62361, 854 file number A0894904, a 93.9-meter lattice tower with FAA Style E (L-864/L-865/L-810) lighting. The application may be reviewed by entering the 854 file number at this website: Interested persons may raise environmental concerns by filing a “Request for Environmental Review: with the FCC within 30 days of this posting. Instructions for filing requests are contained on the following website: www. The FCC strongly encourages requests to be filed online; however, written requests may also be sent by mail to the following address: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554., Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. 3.26.14

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Section 0001116 1. Sealed bids will be received by Pikeland CUSD #10 for construction of the following: BELL CLOCK SYSTEM HIGH SCHOOL AND SOUTH ELEMENTARY Bids will be received at the place, time, and date hereinafter stated and publicly opened: PLACE: Pikeland School Board Office, 512 S. Madison, P.O. Box 515, Pittsfield, IL 62363 TIME: 2:30 PM (local prevailing time) DATE: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 2. Drawings and specifications may be obtained at the Architect/Engineer’s Office, Klingner & Associates, P.C., 616 North 24th St., Quincy, Illinois 62301, by depositing $25.00 in the form of a certified or personal check for each set of documents desired. Deposit will be returned when documents are returned in good condition within two weeks of Bid Date. 3. Drawings and specifications can be reviewed at the following locations: Architect/ Engineer’s Office 4. Bids shall be accompanied by a 5% Bid Security, and the successful bidder will be required to furnish Performance and Payment Bonds in accordance with the specifications. 5. Bidders are notified that not less than the prevailing wage rate as determined by the Illinois Department of Labor shall be paid to all workmen performing work under this contract. 6. Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to accept other than the lowest bid, and to waive any irregularities or informalities in bids received. PIKELAND CUSD #10 MARCH 17, 2014


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS City of Pittsfield Owner 215 North Monroe Address Pittsfield, Illinois 62363 Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of Well #3. The scope of work consists of a new Well #3 for the City of Pittsfield. A test hole will be required with a sieve analysis of the boring and raw water testing. Drilling and developing of Well #3 includes, but not limited to, the installation of casings, gravel pack, screen, seal, a submersible well pump, motor, column pipe, airline, electrical cable, pitless unit, 12” raw water main and all related items including mechanical and electrical. will be received by: 10:00 a.m. (local time) on April 16, 2014 at the office of: City Hall, 215 North Monroe, Pittsfield, Illinois 62363 until: 10:00 a.m., (Local Time) April 16, 2014, and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. “Any contract or contracts awarded under this invitation for bids are expected to be funded in part by a loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA). Neither the State of Illinois nor any of its departments, agencies, or employees is or will be a party to this invitation for bids or any resulting contract. The procurement will be subject to regulations contained in the Procedures for Issuing Loans from the Public Water Supply Loan Program (35IAC Part 662), the Davis-Bacon Act (40 USC 276a through 276a-5) as defined by the United States Department of Labor, and the Employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act (30 ILCS 570). This procurement is also subject to the loan recipient’s policy regarding the increased use of disadvantaged business enterprises. The loan recipient’s policy requires all bidders to undertake specified affirmative efforts at least sixteen (16) days prior to bid opening. The policy is contained in the specifications. Bidders are also required to comply with the President’s Executive Order No. 11246, as amended. The requirements for bidders and contractors under this order are explained in 41 CFR 60-4.” The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following locations: MECO Engineering Company, Inc., 116 South Madison Street, Pittsfield, IL 62363 MECO Engineering Company, Inc., 3120 Highway W, Hannibal, MO 63401 City of Pittsfield, City Hall, 215 North Monroe, Pittsfield, IL 62363 Central Illinois Plan Room, 1620 South 5th Street, Springfield, IL 62703 Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the Office of MECO Engineering Company, Inc., 116 South Madison Street, Pittsfield, IL 62363 or MECO Engineering Company, Inc., 3120 Highway W, Hannibal, MO 63401 upon payment of $75.00 for each set, non-refundable. The award of Contracts on this project shall be predicated upon competitive bidding, with award being made to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder and upon the actual number of calendar days provided to complete each contract. Said lowest Bidders shall be determined for each Contract by summarizing the applicable low base bids. The City of Pittsfield reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive all informalities in the bids. No bids may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days subsequent to the specified time for receipt of bids. February 24, 2014 Mayor John Hayden

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400A FOR RENT Calhoun County

1986 dodge Ram, 1/2 ton, short be pickup, 2 wheel drive, V-8 automatic, daily driver, $1,500 negotiable. 217-285-5116. 3.26

for rent: 3 bedroom, 2 bath house. Full basement in the country outside of Kampsville, IL. No pets: Call: 217-370-7310. 4.2

2004 Ford ranger truck, red, 2 door. 2004 Ford Mustang coupe. Black. V6. Call 217-236-7051. 3.26

200 BUSINESS Rick's lawn equipment Parts and services for all brands. Tillers, lawn mowers, chain saws, blowers and seedeaters. We sell the best and service the rest. Gravely, Stihl, Husqvarna, Zero turn mowers on sale! Pick-up and delivery. Hwy 54, west of the Illinois bridge. 573754-5055. 6.25 E. Prairie St., Jerseyville, IL. Open Monday Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 7,000 sq. ft. of clean furniture, appliances, sporting goods and tools. Plus 2000 smalls @ $2.00 or less! We buy full or partial estates/households of GOOD, CLEAN furniture and appliances. Why buy new when "slightly used" will do? For more information, call: 618-639-4569. TFN

colman's country campers 2013's on sale. Big discounts. Sales, service, parts, propane. #2 Fun St. Hartford, IL 62048. 618-254-1180. w w w. c o l m a n s c a m p e r s . com. TFN 2012 mobile home stimulus package: up to $25,000 for your trade in. Discounts for land owners. Financing available. Prequalify by phone 314-5627459. tf SELLBEST, 110 W. Quincy St., Griggsville: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Quality Used Furniture & AppliancesWashers, Dryers, Freezers, Fridges, Microwave, Electric Stoves, Twin, Full, Queen Beds, New Mattress Sets, Bedroom Furniture, Tables & Chairs, Upholstered Furniture, Tools, T.V.s, Stereos. Everything for the home and you! Call 217-2422252.TF

300 FARM MARKET 6-8 cattle pipe gates. 6-66 1/2 steels posts for sale. 217734-1811. TF LOOKING FOR pasture ground to rent. Will use cattle, together with rotational grazing techniques to build the soil. 217-3702743. 4.23 hay for sale round bales. $20 to $35. Call 217-336-2811. Leave message. 3.26

400 FOR RENT for rent Madison County Storage Barn. New, clean, dry with electricity, overhead lighting, partial concrete floor, 2 overhead doors, built in shelving, 1554 total sq. ft $400 a month + $400 deposit required prior to moving in. Located 1 mile from I-255. Contact Jason 618-9771062. 3.26

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

400B FOR RENT Jersey County FOR RENT 3 BR 2 BA house in Golden Eagle. Refrigerator and stove, washer/dryer. Two-car garage. No smoking and no pets. 618-883-2337. 4.2

500 FOR SALE for sale: Large handmade solid walnut entertainment center. Veary heavy and will have to help to move. Asking $350. Also for sale solid wood (sorry I don't know what kind) computer desk with closing doors and lighted area on top. Also very heavy and will need help moving. Asking $100. Call 217-4732012. 3.26


FOR RENT: 2 BD apt. stove, refrigerator included. No smokers. No pets. $450 per month. Homes of America Realty. 618-4986846. 3.26

part-time cook Apply to West Pine Retirement Village. 508 West Pine, Jerseyville Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. TFN

400D FOR RENT Pike County

nurses needed Now! Immediate hire! We're looking for you! IYC - Pere Marquette in Grafton, IL! PRN (as needed) RN & LPN. Apply online TODAY at

2 br house for rent No smoking No pets. Security deposit required. 217-2854502. TF 1 and 2 BR apartments available. No smoking. No pets. Security deposit required. 217-285-4502 TF office space Prime location. Ample parking. West Washington St., Pittsfield. Call 217-285-2848 or 217285-5925. 4.23 Newly remodeled office space on the square in Pittsfield. For more information, call 217-473-8811. TF

for rent: 2 BDR bungalow, newly remodeled, Pleasant Hill. References required. Send inquiries to: General delivery\Rental. Pleasant Hill, IL 62366. TF apartment for rent: 320 North Jackson, Pittsfield. One bedroom unfurnished smoke free, pet free apartment. Refrigerator and stove provided. Available April 1. First and last month rent and refundable cleaning deposit required. Call 217-285-4678 or 217-4918916. 3.26 house for rent: 3BR, 1.5BA, Southern Pike. No pets, no smoking. $525/ mo. Security deposit. 217883-2820. 4.2

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

500 FOR SALE GOODYEAR T125/70D15 95M Temp. spare for 1998 Buick. Never used. $20. 217-285-4975. TF DON't pay high heating bills eliminate them with an outdoor wood furnace from Central Boiler Call Today. 217-236-3022.TF sheppard electron1402 Lakeview ics Heights, Pittsfield, IL. 217285-2893. Cell: 217-2481188. LG TV sales and service. 3D and smart TVs, Blu Ray DVD players,32-55" TVs. Metal detectors, new & used, very good prices, Whites and Garrets. New and used CB's & antennas, Uniden Police scanners also for sale. FREE DVD OR SOUNDBAR WITH EACH TV ABOVE 32". tf bed queen Pillowtop mattress set. New in the plastic. $175. Can deliver. (618)7722710. 5.7.14

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


OFFICE ASSISTANT for no more than 10 hours a week needed to make copies and file. Perfect for a HS/College student. Email ctsnewhere@gmail. com. 3.26 DRIVERS: Immediate openings! CDL-A - 1 yr. experience. Home daily & weekly positions available! Great benefits & bonuses! Call Don! 855-219-5989 x163. 4.2 HELP WANTED Auto Body Frame Technician needed. Andy's Auto Body. Minimum requirement 5 years frame experience. Must have own tools. Flat rate work. Responsible for all phases of auto body frame repair. Send resume with references: Fax 618-4650017 or email pandora@ - No phone calls please. 4.17 driver education Instructor. J.R.'s Driving School is seeking a qualified full/part time driver education instructor to work in Quincy, IL. Please call 217-398-6189. 4.9 ARE YOU looking for a stable company to drive for with reliable equipment? We are a growing Ag company seeking experienced Class A CDL regional drivers to jjoin our team. We offer competitive wages paid by the mile, a full benefit package including health and life insurance and 401K, with regular emotions. Please apply at Springfield Plastics 7300 W. State Rt. 104, Auburn, IL. 4.2

615 HUNTING searching for prime farmland to lease for deer and/or turkey hunting rights. Any size acreage considered. We are not an outfitter and only leasing for our own personal use. Ref. available. 937-2140460. 3.26.14 LOCAL HUNTER looking to lease hunting ground. Short term/long term. 217-8294008. 2.27.15 deer hunters: Rent Pittsfield country home away from home. 3 BR, sleeps 6+, fully furnished, move-in ready. 573-549-2530. Cell: 636-358-6994. TF Local Hunter looking to lease a farm in Pike County or Northern Calhoun County 217-4910181. TF

800 MISCELLANEOUS i need 5-10 people with allergies, asthma, mold, mildew, smoke or pet odors to evalute a proven state-of-the-art technology in your home. Call Ralph 618-610-4820. 3.26

900A NO TRESPASSING Calhoun County

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


Absolutely nO TRESPASSING on the property of Lloyd and Debbie DeSherlia in Batchtown. Violators will be prosecuted. 8.7.14

work wanted Odd jobs, cleanup, lawn care, carpentry, painting, dry wall, gutters, stump removal. 217-491-5872. 4.9

NO TRESPASSING on Marty Aderton property in Hardin.


No trespassing On Jack and Mary Jeaen Aderton properety in Hardin. 5.1.14 no trespassing no hunting on property owned by Martha Knight (also known as Marty Aderton), Lincoln Valley Road, Hardin. 11.11.14

900C NO TRESPASSING Jersey County private property No hunting or trespassing on any property owned by Gary Rothe, Teri Rothe Kirbach and Debra Rothe in Jerseyville, Illinois in Jersey County. Violaters will be prosecuted. 12.19.14

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

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

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Worrell-Leka Land Services, LLC 2240 W. Morton Jacksonville, IL 62650

need extra cash? Sell your used items in The People's Marketplace Classifieds. One phone call puts your ad in six newspapers....a total circulation of almost 22,000 readers! Plus your ad will be put online for FREE! flea market Macoupin County Fairgrounds north of Carlinville on Rt. 4 Sunday, April 6, 9 to 5 p.m. Dealer info call 217361-5843. 4.2


CALL 618-498-1234 Ask for Jane

1500D YARD SALES Pike County VARIETY WOMEN'S and men's clothing, all season, petite to XL, purses, vases, shells, rocks, George Foreman grill, fishnet, headboard for full size bed, king size box spring like new, misc. items, 331 S. Madison (2 blocks south of Dari Ripple, turn on W. Crane St., Pittsfield. Thursdays thru Saturdays, 10-4:30. 3.26


Various Models of Fax Machines $10 and up

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


MULTI-UNIT RENTAL property. Great income producing property. Priced to sell! Call Chris at the Bank of Calhoun. 618-5762211. TF

1100D REAL ESTATE Pike County

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

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

house for sale in Griggsville. 211 Webster St. 1 1/2, story, 3 bdr. 1 ba., newly sided, insulated & heated workshop and carport. Downstairs partially remodeled but upstairs bedrooms need work. Call 217-430-6544 for more information. Reasonably priced. 3.26

1200 SERVICES concealed carry training courses being held in Greene County. Call Jason at 618-567-5650. 4.2 LICENSED DAYCARE home has openings. West Central accepted. Call 27-491-2944. 4.16

1300 WANTED wanted: antlers Sheds. Deer, moose, elk. Wanted Indian artifacts. Call Marc. 816-785-4543. 4.16

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

Business Opportunity In Winchester

My Land lo­c at­e d in Sec­ tion 18 SW of Pearl is pri­v ate prop­e r­t y. Hunt­ ing, fish­i ng, trap­p ing, tres­p ass­ing, for any pur­ pose, with­ o ut the writ­ ten, signed per­m is­s ion of the own­ e r, is strict­ ly for­b id­d en. Vio­l a­t ors will be pros­e­c ut­e d. Ti­m othy Brink­m an. 3.19.15

1100A REAL ESTATE Calhoun County

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SAT., MARCH 29, 2014 • 1:00 P.M. LOCATION: South of Interstate 72 junction with Illinois Route 100 to Likes Lane. Turn east three quarters of mile to sale site. Watch For Markers

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Seller: Albert Hoots Kenny Rahe 217-243-4095 or 217-473-4467 Larry Derricks 217-370-7007

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 4 FOOT WHITE PINE TREES Delivered/planted/mulched $69.50 / N of I-80 $79.50 per tree. Buy 10 / get 1 free! 4 foot Norway Spruce $84.50 Call for sizes, varieties, shades. 217-886-2316

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with us! NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Pursuant to a judgment entered on October 21, 2013, The Honorable Christopher E. Reif will sell the premises located on 605 Lashmett Road, Winchester, IL, on May 2, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., in the main courtroom of the Scott County Courthouse, 35 East Market Street, Winchester, IL. Interested parties may contact Jeff Jones, Premier Bank of Jacksonville, 1604 West Morton Avenue Jacksonville, Illinois 62650 (phone 217-243-0660), for information and to make arrangements for inspection. The property is improved with a single-family residence. Terms: purchaser will pay 10% of the purchase price on the day of sale, with the balance due within thirty (30) days; title insurance to be provided to purchaser in the amount of the purchase price; and buyer to assume and pay all 2013 and subsequent real estate taxdes. The Judgement of Foreclosure was entered in Premier Bank of Jacksonville vs. Charles Bryan Eddinger, et al, Scott County Case No. 13-Ch-5. PREMIER BANK OF JACKSONVILLE, Plaintiff

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Eddie Carpenter Attorney for Plaintiff 305 West State Street P.O. Box 871 Jacksonville, IL 62651 (217) 245-7015

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Personal Property Auction of The Late Robert “Sonny” Hausmann & Terry Hausmann Tractors, Equipment, Collectibles, & Furniture


SAT., APRIL 5TH 2014 • 10 A.M. AUCTION HELD: At the Scott County 4-H Grounds, 401 North OWNER: HARRY LAIR - ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES: - Curved glass curio cabinet w/mirror (painted) – 98” tall dark oak grand Father Clock – 5 tier walnut corner what not stand – 2 what not stands – 4 ice cream chairs – Goodwin & Webster pottery pc. W/ chip on rim – wooden butter mold – “The Final Requisite” 1896 picture – “The Stepping Stones” Currier & Ives picture – wood towel rack w/ mirror – Ladies vintage clothing – misc. picture frames – 2 small cast iron pots – Blue oil lamp – “Crescent” cast iron miniature cook stove – sad iron – hat stick pins – oil lamps – approx. 12 tin type photos – 2 ft. folding brass & wood ruler #42 1/2 - eye glasses – cream can – cast iron boot jack – men’s sterling & turquoise rings – Snoopy lunch box – large steer horns – hat rack made of horns – several western & native American framed prints – 1832-1919 war history book - misc. books - HOUSEHOLD: 79 1/2 x 42 glass front lighted china cabinet – Jasper china cabinet w/drop front secretary w/ pigeon holes – 4 drawer chest of drawer – large oak rocker – Maytag automatic washer – Maytag electric dryer – large wood sewing box – Hoover steam vac – 4’ plastic folding table – GLASSWARE & CHINA: Austria, Limoges, Carnival, RS Prussia, ruby red, Germany, Vaseline, milk glass, England, & Tuscan – 71 pc “Chinese tree” England china – Glass toothpick holders, salters, & slippers – 2 German beer steins - cup & saucer collection – 2 Italian glass hand painted vases – bells – figurines – plates – Sterling candle holders & bowl - RIDING MOWER, TOOLS, LAWN & GARDEN: Poulan Pro 19.5 hp 42” cut 6 speed riding mower – Agri fab 42” pull type lawn sweeper - wheel barrow – Delta 8 _ “ compound miter saw – 10” Skillsaw table saw w/stand – 16’ alum extension ladder – Workmate 200 – drafting table – wood work benches - #1 anvil/vice – leather design punches &carving tools – corner & pipe vices – 2’ step ladder – car ramps, other lawn & garden tools, CHUCK FROST WILL SELL: Large oak roll top desk w/pigeon holes – Oak office chair on rollers – pine corner cabinet – antique oak dresser w/mirror. Other items to sell not listed. For listing & photos see Auctioneer I.D. # 16215 TERMS OF PERSONAL PROPERTY; CASH. Buyer number issued and personal check accepted upon presentation of positive photo identification. Food available. Your attendance is always appreciated.

When: Sat. Apr. 5th, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M. Tractors & Equip. Will Sell @ 1:00 Location: From Rt. 100 turn West on Rt 96 go .6 mi., RR 1 Box 1C, Kampsville, IL 62053 (watch for signs) for more info Call Terry @ 618-535-5178. 2 Rings if needed. Tin Lizzy Shriner Model “T” Go Cart w/ Wood Spoke Wheels Tractors & Farm Equip.: “1966” 1206 Int., (new paint & 2 yr. old torque & clutch), “1976” 1135 MF Diesel (1600 hrs, on complete overhaul) w/cab & air, MF 241 Loader w/wobble stick quick attach bucket & hay forks , 323-S “Krone” 10.5’ Disk Mower, New Holland 278 Wire Tie Baler, Woods 214 Rotary Mower w/manual fold wings, Big Round Hesston 565A Baler w/net wrap & wheel pick up, JD 15’ BWA Wheel Disk, Oliver 10’ Chisel Plow, Int. Model 710 Plow (516), 6’ 3 pt. Blade, 2-3 pt. Posthole Diggers, 15’ Midwest Lift Harrow, 2 Box Wagons w/Hoist, 4x8 2Wheel, Tr., Duals for Int., 14-100lb. Front Weights for an Int., JD Gator, Motor Home & Misc: “2001” 4x2 Gator (1500hrs.) “1979” 32’ South Wind Motor Home w/440 engine & self contained generator, PTO Seeder, 2 Transfer Fuel Tanks (1 w/pump), New DE 25 Applicator, 135-6’ Red Top Steel Post (new), 2 Tarps for Semi Flat Bed Tr., Lincoln 225 Welder Copper Wound, Bold Bins, “Kysol” Band Saw, 40pcs. 3’ W 20’-24’L Tin, Barb Wire, 9-2’x10’ x 20’ & Other Lumber, Rough Sawed Oak, 2” Water Pump, sm. Army Generator Elec. Start, 3 Old Engines (Wisconsin, Clinton), 3 Tr. Axles, Chain Saws, Hydraulic Cylinders, 3 Hay Ring & 1 Bunk Feeders for Cattle, sm. Concrete Mixer, 16 ton Pipe Bender, 6hp Power Washer, Over Head Shop Hot Water Heaters, Shelving, Hand Tools, Power Tools, ‘1995’ 440cc Polaris Snow Mobile, 16’ Lowe Boat w/2005 Mercury Elect. Start motor, Trolling Motor & Trailer Furniture & Household: Oak 5pc. Queen Bedroom Set, Twin Bed, Chest & Dresser w/mirror, Bunk Beds, Dining Room Table w/4chairs, Lg. China Cabinet, LG Front Load Washer & Dryer w/ bases, Rocker Recliner, Day Bed, 2 Corner Lighted Curio Cabinets, Entertainment Center, Computer Desk, Handmade Book Case, Corner Shelves, 8 pc. Patio Set w/ glass top table, Christmas Village pcs. & Other Glass Items, Wooden Chairs, Home Interior, Electric Kitchen Stove, & Other Misc. Furniture Collectibles: Dry Sink, Oak Wash stand w, Towel Bar, Old Sq. Display Case, Carved Wooden Rocking Chair, Swinging Baby Cradle, Wooden Child’s Folding Chairs & Table, Oil Lamps, Full Set of “Pfaltzgraff” Dinnerware York Town Pattern, 100m/l Chicken Figurines (Royal Copley, Japan, Norcest), Doll House, Jenny Lynn Rocker, Decorative Shelving, Old Wooden Stools, Handmade Shelves, 2 Wooden Wheel Barrels Tools & Misc: Laser Mark LM500 w/grade pole & stand, Power Tools, Wrenches & Socket & Other Misc. Tools, Yard Tools, Push Mower, Walk Behind Weed eater, Shop Lights, Ladder Rack For Pickup, Other Items Too Numerous To Mention

Terms of sale: Cash or check with proper ID, Driver’s License or Photo ID. Announcements made day of sale take Precedence Over All Printed Matter. Owner and Auctioneer not responsible for accidents day of sale. LUNCH WILL BE SERVED.



3.26.14, 4.2, 4.9

Check Web For Pictures. “Have Gavel Will Travel” Klocke’s Auction Service Auctioneer Terry Klocke LIC# 440000568 Rt. Box 13, Batchtown, IL 62006 Ph# (618) 396-2563


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Terms: Cash, Check w/proper ID, Debit or Credit Card. All items sold “AS IS” No Warranties Expressed or Implied! Food and Comfort Station on Grounds!!

Cory Craig, Auctioneer - Edinburg, IL

217-623-4441 or - IL License #040000440

For an appt. to view the home, contact the auction co.



DEBRA K. CONNER, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure entered by the court on the Complaint for Foreclosure in the above-entitled cause, the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, will be sold to the highest bidder. (A) The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Mr. Jeff Stolleis, Vice PresidentLoss Mitigation, United Community Bank, 301 N. Main Street, Chatham, IL 62629; Telephone: (217) 438-5416, Ext. 3018 (B) The common address and other common description, if any, of the real estate is: 602 N. Monroe Street, Pittsfield, Illinois


TRACT 1 - 26 ACRES ± (SUBJECT TO SURVEY) • FSA figures should indicate 25 acres of cropland. • Productive Menfro soils! • Public access on the north & east sides.

TRACT 2 - 40 ACRES ± (SUBJECT TO SURVEY) • FSA figures should indicate 36 acres of cropland. • Productive Menfro soils! • Public access on the south & east sides. TRACT 3 - 32 ACRES ± (SUBJECT TO SURVEY) • FSA figures should indicate 29 acres of cropland. • Productive Menfro soils! • Public access on the west & south sides.

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TRACT 4 - 145 ACRES ± (SUBJECT TO SURVEY) • FSA figures should indicate 60 acres of cropland. • Menfro & Stookey soils on the tillable portion. • Public access on the south side. • Located in the heart of Pike County's premier deer hunting area!

TRACT 5 - 16 ACRES ± (SUBJECT TO SURVEY) • FSA figures should indicate 5 acres of cropland. • Productive Menfro soils on the tillable portion. • This tract is improved with a nice 3 bedroom country style home and outbuildings. (For an appt. to view the home, contact the auction co.). • Public access on the north side.

Call for a detailed color brochure, or visit us online at RICHARD BORROWMAN, INC. Richard & Larissa Borrowman

Representing Attorney: James A. Rapp Schmeideskamp, Robertson, Neu & Mitchell LLP 525 Jersey St. • P.O. Box 1069 • Quincy, IL • Ph. 217-223-3030

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

For information contact Plaintiff’s Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719.

(C) The legal description of the real estate is: Sixty (60) feet off the North end of Lot One (1) in Dutton’s Addition to the Town, now City of Pittsfield, situated in

(E) The real estate may be inspected prior to sale at the following times: Not applicable. (F) The time and place of the sale are: 9:30 a.m. on May 2, 2014 in the Lower Courtroom of the Pike County Courthouse, 100 E. Washington Street, Pittsfield, Illinois. (G) The terms of the sale are: Cash in hand on day of sale. Plaintiff may credit bid at the sale. The successful bidder will receive a Certificate of Purchase following the sale and a Sheriff’s Deed upon confirmation of the sale by the Circuit Court of Pike County. (H) Title will be conveyed subject to real estate taxes for 2012 and subsequent years and special assessments, if any; to building restrictions and restrictive covenants of record; to easements of record or in place; to rights of way for roads, streets, and highways; to rights of tenants in possession, if any. Sale is subject to approval of the Circuit Court of Pike County. BROWN, HAY & STEPHENS, LLP Emmet A. Fairfield Registration Number: 6180505 205 S. 5th Street – Suite 700 P.O. Box 2459 Springfield, IL 62705 (217) 544-8491 3.26.14, 4.2.14, 4.9.14

13CH 17


Land is located approximately 3 miles southeast of New Canton, IL or approximately 2 miles west of the small village of El Dara, IL in Sections 13 & 24 of Pleasant Vale Township and Section 18 of Derry Township. From New Canton, IL, go southeast on Hwy. 96 approximately 2 miles (to the Copperhead Tavern), then northeast on County Hwy. 13 approximately 2 1 ⁄2 miles. (Be watching for pre-sale directional and tract signs.)

inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information.

the County of Pike and State of Illinois. (D) A description of the improvements on the real estate is: Single family residence.

NOTICE OF SALE PROPERTY ADDRESS: 109 MILL STREET KANE, IL 62054 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered on January 21, 2014 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Permanent Index Number: 04-143-31-200-009 Commonly known as: 109 Mill Street, Kane, IL 62054 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on April 22, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., on the first floor, in the main hallway, at the Greene County Courthouse, Carrollton, Illinois.

The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchaser who acquires title from a mortgagee shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. 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)(l).

The judgment amount is $56,330.25 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. 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 the Plaintiff. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale.

If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. 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 Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers, & Mihlar, LLC I593348 3.12.14, 3.19, 3.26


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Michael L. Lamere; et. al. DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 2/19/2014, the Sheriff of Greene County, Illinois will on 4/23/14 at the hour of 9:30AM at Greene County Courthouse, 519 North Main Street Carrollton, IL 62984, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Greene and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises.

PIN 04-143-29-307-005 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 603 Walnut Kane, IL 62054 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.

The property will NOT be open for

The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-31516. I596095 3.19.14, 3.26, 4.2

If the property is a condominium

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Pittsfield, Illinois

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Griggsville-Perry’s second baseman, Ryan Kelley and shortstop Max Stinebaker both cover second but not in time to tag out Pleasant Hill’s Ty Pruett. The Tornadoes won the game, played in Pleasant Hill Thursday afternoon.

Lady Wildcats out hit Lady Hornets in Barry By beth zumwalt Pike Press The Western Lady Wildcats out hit the Brown County Lady Hornets last week in non-conference volleyball action but still lost, 6-3. Western got three hits from Evan Colston, including two RBIs

on a double and a single. Jessica Grammer had a triple, Carley Hively, Karmi Utterback and Julia Grammer each had a single and Hailey Dunker added a double. In addtion to Colston’s RBIs, Alexis Bellovich had an RBI, Carlee Hively gave up six runs, in seven innings, walking 3 and striking out 7

Western splits with CPC By beth zumwalt Pike Press The Western Wildcats split a double header with Camp Point Saturday. The Wildcats lost the first game, 11-4. JJ Bryant took the loss for Western. Bryant helped his own cause with a double and Noah Lynch and Josh Sally also had extra base hits in the game. The second game, a 2-0 win for

the Wildcats, was all about Evan Ehrhardt. The junior took a no-hitter all the way to the seventh inning before getting pegged for a lead-off single in the seventh. His team mates helped him out with by scoring both of the Wildcat runs in the sixth, The Wildcats, using small ball, put together a string of hits and took advantage of some CPC errors to push two across the late. The Wildcats will at home again April 3 versus Palmrya.

WOMEN’S Women’s bowling at the Bowling Place in Pittsfield Tuesday afternoon: March 18 Gray House B and B 38-6 Five Aces 31-13 Late Comers 28 1/2 –15 1/2 Fashion Flowers 24-20 Misfits 21-23 Rolling Pins 20 1/2-231/2 Pin Pals 20-24 Road Runners18–26 Frame Flames 18-26 Individual high game: Carolyn Seaman, 177; high game with handicap:Martha Fluckey , 227. High individual series:Beth Wade, 488: high series with handicap: Martha Fluckey, 628. Team high game:Gray House B and B, 742; with handicap: Late Comers, , 2665 Team series, Gray House Band B 2,115; with handicap: Late Comers, 2,789 Women’s



bowling March 19 Five of a Kind 60-28 Got Balls 56-32 Alley Oops 54-34 Belles of the Ball 50-38 Dominos 48-40 Country Fixins 44-44 Bowling Stones 44-44 Ambrosia Dynasty 44-44 Happy Hookers 39-49 PCC Girls 34-54 Hatchers Guest Houses 26-54 Jokers Wild 25-63 High individual game:Carla Terpstra, 197; high game with handicap:Lisa Fish, 243. High individual series:Laura Bell McConnell, 526,: series with handicap:Laura Bell McConnell , 655. High team game:PCC Girls, 765; with handicap:Hatcher’s Guest House, 1,028. High team series: Bowling Stones, 2,179, with handicap, Bowking Stones 2,938.

Saukee run/walk May 3rd The Pittsfield Saukee track team will host a 5K run/walk May 5. The run/walk will start and end at the high school track. Students are $10, adults, $20 and a family of four can run/walk for $60. T-shirts will be available for all who register before April 24. Contact Gretchen Petty or the school if interested in registering. More information will be announced next week.

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The Saukee Youth Wrestling Club was represented on the awards podium at the Illinois Midget Championships held in Danville March 21-23. Grayson Cook, 10, son of Rich and Julie Cook of Pittsfield, finished in seventh place in the 31-wrestler bracket in the 95 lb weight class. Grayson, second from left, went 5-2 in the state tournament, winning two matches by pin, two by major decision, and one by regular decision. He lost to the fourth place medalist by a score of 2-0 and was pinned by the fifth place medalist. The 95 lb champion was Thomas Culp of Quincy. With the exception of a Moline medalist, the remaining state placers were from the Chicago area. Cook,coached by Chris Reel, finished with a 28-7 record on the season.

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WCC names all conference Coaches in girls basketball from the West Central South Conference have chosen its 12 member all conference team. From Western: Makayla Robbins, Alexis Bellovich, Loren Melton; from Pittsfield/Pleasant Hill, Jaylee Clements, Cady Klatt; from Griggsville-Perry, Allyson Bingham; from Liberty; Michaela Leapley, Ashley Leffringhouse and from Mendon Unity:Kaylee Kuhn, Maggie Bowles, Jordan Hildebrand, Claire Rabe.

Pitch, hit and throw The Pike County Little League will be offering a chance for area young people ages 7-14 to compete again this year in the National Pitch Hit and Throw competition sponsored by Scotts. Age is determined July 17, 2014.† Participation is free. Local competition will be held May 3 at the 10 a.m. at the Pittsfield Little League Park on Griggsville Street in Pittsfield. For more information contact Jack Hull at 217-473-5151. If you advance you could compete on a Major League baseball field in National competition.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014


DaviD T. McCartney • Managing Broker 217-491-1014

Celebrating over 75 years in business!

Phone (217) 285-4502 Office Fax: (217) 285-9672

320 W. Washington St., Pittsfield, Illinois 62363 • • Ph: 217-285-6000

ADAMS COUNTY, ILLINOIS PRICE REDUCED: 27 Acres Great hunting property, Creek, Timber, Pond, Comes with 5 year hunting lease on adjoining 13 acres $94,000 Call Scott PRICE REDUCED: 58 Acres Great investment property! Well balanced property with 25 tillable acres! $3,690/acre Call Scott 40 Acres Located 15 minutes from Quincy on a dead end road, Proven farm, $3,650/acre Call Scott CALHOUN COUNTY, ILLINOIS New Listing: 88 Acres Great Calhoun County recreational property! $3,200/acre Call Scott 550 Acres Unbelievable recreational property! Call Scott 64.5 Acres Located outside of Kampsville, Big timber farm $2,950/acre Call Scott

JERSEY COUNTY, ILLINOIS: New Listing: 41.5 Acres Great hunting & building location, $175,890 Call Kyle

ADAMS COUNTY, ILLINOIS: SOLD: 171 Acres Great tillable farm with excellent income potential! SOLD: 7.5 Acres m/l Beautiful building site located close to Siloam Springs State Park $3,400/acre Call Scott SOLD: 138 acres Nice mix of timber and tillable Call Scott CALHOUN COUNTY, ILLINOIS: SOLD: 45.61 Acres Located in Northern Calhoun County, Solid Timber, Great Hunting Farm $3,950/ acre Call Scott SOLD: 245.5 Acres With Home, Perfect mix of timber and fields, located in great area $3,395/ acre Your LocaL TrusTed resource

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, ILLINOIS: New Listing: 21.5 Acres Pure Hunting! $73,100 Call Kyle New Listing: 54 Acres Secluded Property With 4 Acre Lake Call Kyle DEKALB COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 203 Acres 162 Acres in tillable Great investment property Call Keith KNOX COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 160 Acres Excellent combination farm with great hunting! Call Keith HENRY COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 872 Acres Hard to find large investment property Call Keith

barry 30548 290th aVe. $298,500

LINN COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 74 Acres Nice agricultural farm offering 6% return on investment Call Keith

pittsField 37379 185tH lane $319,900

pittsField 648 soutH Walnut $89,900

pittsField 414 n. monroe $99,900

pittsField 414 West Fayette $69,900


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pearl 44709 sprinG creeK rd. $119,000

SOLD: 83 Acres With Home, 21 Acres Tillable, Balance Timber, Perfect Hunting Property! $3,750/ acre Call Scott SOLD: 75 Acres Great hunting property located in Northern Calhoun County $3,750/acre Call Scott SOLD: 71 Acres Prime bottom land tillable $10,800/acre MONTGOMERY COUNTY, ILLINOIS: SOLD: 41 Acres Awesome hunting property SCHUYLER COUNTY, ILLINOIS: SOLD: 71 Acres 20 Acres Tillable, balance in timber, Great hunting farm! $3,490/acre Call Scott





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MONROE COUNTY, MISSOURI: SOLD: 50 Acres m/l Great hunting property with small cabin


pittsField 328 crossman lane $67,500

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pittsField HWy 54 - industrial parK 1.85 acres m/l - $55,000

LD O S reduced pittsField 818 e. WasHinGton $179,000

LINN COUNTY, MISSOURI: SOLD: 40 Acres Great Investment Property with excellent hunting Call Keith

nebo 14026 395th aVe. $195,000



AUDRAIN COUNTY, MISSOURI: SOLD: 27 Acres, 100% Tillable, Offering 5% Return On Investment


pittsField 117 soutH JacKson $99,500


SULLIVAN COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 20 Acres. Nice affordable property Call Keith New Listing: 58 Acres Hunting farm with home Call Keith New Listing: 80 Acres Nice balance of timber & tillable Call Keith New Listing: 96 Acres Huge bordering timber & priced right! Call Keith New Listing: 140 Acres Turnkey Northern Missouri hunting farm Call Keith


PIKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS: SOLD: 40 Acres With Home Excellent hunting property with nice home Call David SOLD: 68 Acres Almost 100% Tillable Land Located West Of Pittsfield $8,500/acre Call Scott SOLD: 15 Acres, Mostly timber, Nice creek located in Southern Pike County $3,590/acre Call Scott SOLD: 44 Acres All timber farm at the end of a dead end road! $3,290/acre Call Scott SOLD: 38 Acres Awesome hunting farm in Southern Pike County Call Scott

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116 W. Washington • Pittsfield, Il 62363 • (217) 285-5800 HOMES NEW LISTING-Nebo-RR, Box 35A-Very nice home with full basement in a beautiful secluded location with nice pond. $190’s. NEW LISTING-Pittsfield-320 W. Jefferson-3BR 2BA home with large pantry and nice fenced in yard. $60’s. NEW LISTING-Griggsville-411 N. Corey- Super nice 4BR bi-level with lots of updates sitting on nice corner lots. $90’s. PRICE REDUCED-Barry-1285 Union St.-Cute 2BR home, all on 1 level, within walking distance to the golf course. $40’s. Barry-383 Main St.-Totally remodeled 3BR 2.5BA home with new oak cabinets in kitchen and lots of closet space. $80’s. PRICE REDUCED-Barry-870 Pratt St.-Older 3BR home in good condition with large porch and 2 car detached garage with attached barn sitting on 2 lots. $80’s. Barry-1300 Pratt St.-Very nice 3BR home on 3 acres +/- with new bathrooms, beautiful new carpet, oak cabinets in kitchen and 2 fireplaces. Very nice neighborhood. $150’s. Barry-1415 Mortimer St.-Quality 3BR 2BA home with 2 car attached garage and large 2 car detached garage with apartment sitting on 2.86 acres. $160’s. Baylis-350 Main St.-Nice 1-story home with 2bedrooms and 1 bath. $50’s. PRICE REDUCED-Griggsville-201 N. Third St.-Clean 2BR 2BA mobile home with many updates, newer paint, floor coverings and oversized 2 car garage. Broker-Owner interest. $30’s Griggsville-116 S. Pearl-Nice remodeled 3BR 2BA home on corner lot. Motivated seller! $60’s. Griggsville-111 Congress St.-Very nice 3BR, 2BA home with detached garage. Nice backyard. Much remodeling has been done. Great woodwork! $70’s. PRICE REDUCED-Griggsville-116 South Wall-Beautiful brick home on 2 lots. 2-3 BR 2.5BA with fireplace, heated 2 car garage & fenced back yard. MOTIVATED SELLER! $160’s. Griggsville-33998 St. Hwy. 107-Beautiful one of a kind 3BR 2BA log home sitting on 7.5 acres in a beautiful setting. $240’s. Milton-550 N. Lester-3BR 2BA trailer with new metal roof and garage sitting on double lot. $30’s. Mt. Sterling- R. R. #4, Box 167-CORNBELT WHITETAILS LODGE-3 state of the art hunting lodges, sleeps 40 people, sits on 13 acres. Highly motivated Seller! Nebo-13192 County Highway 7-Very good 3BR 2BA home on 1.5 lots with fenced-in yard and nice outbuilding. $70’s. PRICE REDUCED-Nebo-37090 115th Ave.-5BR 2BA country home sitting on 2.8 acres. Would make a great family home or hunting lodge. $90’s. New Canton-195 Mississippi-5BR 2BA home on corner lot with big yard located across from the park. $50’s. New Canton-125 S. Quincy-3BR two story home with newer roof and siding. Priced to sell! $60’s. New Canton-24021 255th Ave.-3BR 2BA home sitting on 0.59 acres with a nice machine shed and many updates in a quiet country location. $70’s. New Canton-23958 260th St.-Beautiful 3BR, 3BA brick ranch home with full basement. 40 acres of hunting with another small home & workshop also included! $300’s. New Hartford-21672 US Hwy. 54-3BR 2BA manufactured home with 30 x 40 garage/workshop with all utilities. Many potential uses!! $70’s. Pearl-405 West Street-Nice 2BR modular home with garden shed, outbuilding and fully furnished. $40’s. Perry-301 W. Main St.-2BR 1BA home on 1½ lots. Good starter or rental property. Priced right! Owner wants an offer! $20’s. REDUCED TO SELL-Pittsfield-429 E. Washington St.-A striking 3-4BR 2.5BA two story home with beautiful woodwork and closets galore! A must see! Motivated Sellers! $190’s. Pittsfield-1033 Sunset-Immaculate newly updated 3BR brick home with 1 car attached garage. Move-in ready! $140’s. Pittsfield-318 Piper Lane-Superb older 2 story 3-4BR home with exquisite wood working, staircase SALE PENDING-PRICE REDUCED-Perry-101½ E. North St.-3BR 1BA ranch home. $40’s. SALE PENDING-PRICE REDUCED-Mozier-Hwy. 96-Large brick home on 30 acres, all timber & brush with river frontage. $100’s. SALE PENDING-Pittsfield-723 Prospect-3BR home with screened-in porch and many updates on nice corner lot. Move-in ready! $100’s. SALE PENDING-Pittsfield-405 N. Mississippi St.-Very well kept 2BR home with 1 car detached garage. $40’s. SALE PENDING-NEW LISTING-Pittsfield/El Dara-31207 County Highway 13-Awesome 3BR home on 15 acres +/- with some tillable and some hunting and a 40 x 30 garage/workshop. SALE PENDING-Kampsville-218 New St.-3BR home with large detached garage. In cooperation with Property Professionals. SALE PENDING-Pearl-44709 Spring Creek Rd.- Great ranch 4BR 2BA family home situated on 4.5 acres +/-. In cooperation with McCartney Real Estate. SALE PENDING-Pittsfield-Maintenance free duplex featuring 2-2BR units. Good rental property! SALE PENDING-Pearl-48186 166th Ave.-Very nice manufactured home sitting on 4 acres +/-! $90’s. SALE PENDING-Pittsfield-543 W. Kellogg-2BR mobile home with tip out, 1 1/2 car garage, storm cellar and shed on city lot. $10’s. SALE PENDING-Barry-1403 Rodgers St.-Nice 3BR 2BA brick home in great location with nice covered patio and beautiful wood burning fireplace. $140’s.

and foyer sitting on 2.25 acres. $140’s. Pittsfield-357 Cherry St.-Remodeled 4BR 2BA home with many updates and over 1,600 sq. feet of living space. $100’s. Pittsfield-665 Clarksville Rd.-Very nice 2BR home with attached 2 car garage and full basement. Move in ready! $90’s. Pittsfield-967 Conroy St.-4BR 2BA home with attached tandem garage and many updates in a quiet neighborhood on the Northwest side of Pittsfield. $90’s. Pittsfield-345 South Illinois St.-3BR 1BA home in nice location. $70’s. PRICE REDUCED-Pittsfield-521 W. Jefferson-Nice 4BR 2BA family home with 2 car detached garage and maintenance free exterior. $70’s. Pittsfield-332 Walnut-Beautifully decorated 2BR home with nice built-in’s in South location. Move-in ready! $70’s. Pittsfield-180 Washington Ct.-Nice 2BR home with 1 car detached garage on quiet street. Would make a great rental or starter home. $60’s. Pittsfield-605 N. Jackson St.-3BR 2BA home with deck, large fenced in yard and detached garage. $60’s. Pittsfield-430 W. Jefferson-Nice 3BR 2BA home with 1 car detached garage. $60’s. Pittsfield-703 N. Jackson-3BR home with new roof and some updates. Call office for more details. $50’s. Pittsfield-316 Spring St.-Nice 3BR 1BA ranch style home; would make great starter home or rental property. $50’s. Pittsfield-451 W. Adams St.-Spacious 1BR home with nice fenced in yard. Great starter home or rental property. $40’s. Pleasant Hill-305 E. Clay-3BR 1BA ranch style home with L-shaped family room, dining room, kitchen sitting on large lot. Many updates in 2006 and large shed. $50’s. Pleasant Hill-302 E. Mosier-Affordable 3BR 2BA ranch style home in a nice location. Some finishing required. $70’s. Pleasant Hill-104 Marion-Super clean 3BR 1BA updated home with beautiful covered deck. All appliances convey – includes additional lot located in nice subdivision. $90’s. Pleasant Hill-15005 383rd St.-Beautiful 20 year old 3BR 2BA brick ranch home with 2,100 sq. ft. sitting on 4.5 acres. $170’s. PRICE REDUCED-Pleasant Hill-112 Lyndel St.-Fantastic 3BR, 3BA home with in-ground pool & guest house sitting on 6 lots in the best location in town. $170’s. Winchester-834 Old Highway Road-Beautiful 5BR 3.5BA brick home sitting on 3.1 acres with large wooded lot. $800’s.

COMMERCIAL & LOTS NEW LISTING-Barry-1400 Rodgers St.-Nice shop with geo-thermal in great location. NEW LISTING-Pittsfield-205 N. Madison-Formerly “The Brick on Madison.” Turn-key restaurant/lounge with nice upstairs apartment. PRICE REDUCED-Griggsville-706 N. Chandler-2 vacant building lots in good location with all utilities available. Pittsfield-S. Memorial St.-Nice 60’ x 232’ building lot on the South side of town. Pittsfield-Lot 7 Panther Creek Subdivision-Great building location in one of Pittsfield’s newest & best subdivisions. Lot size is 0.81 acres. Pittsfield-9 E. Industrial Drive-2,800 sq. ft. handicap accessible building on 3.75 acres located in the Pittsfield Industrial Park. Call our office for more details! Pittsfield-Bowlers Universe-Business opportunity – consisting of bowling alley, snack bar, lounge and new gaming machines. Call our office for more details!

HUNTING LAND & FARMS NEW LISTING-Adams County 159 acres +/- Richfield TWP. Well managed hunting farm with


SALE PENDING-Pleasant Hill-16113 338th St.-Beautiful 2BR home in great location with 3 car attached garage sitting on 40 acres. $300’s. SOLD-NEW LISTING-Pittsfield-112 W. Perry-3BR home needs a little TLC. Good investment property or starter home. $20’s. SOLD-Pittsfield-420 N. Mississippi-Nice 3BR home in quiet location with one car garage, fenced rear yard, new tile, new appliances and new roof. $60’s. SOLD-Griggsville-116 W. Liberty-2 story family home with large yard and close to school. $60’s. SALE PENDING-Pittsfield-Good downtown commercial property that has recently been updated. Call office for more details! SOLD-Pittsfield-109 N. Madison-Red Dome-Great business opportunity on the square in downtown Pittsfield. Call our office for more details! SOLD-Pittsfield-205 N. Madison-The Brick on Madison-Good business opportunity in the downtown business district. Call our office for more details! SALE PENDING-Pike County 323 acres +/- Atlas TWP. Excellent hunting property with tillable income and 2BR home with outbuildings. SALE PENDING-Pike County 25 acres +/- Griggsville TWP. Good industrial/commercial property. Formerly the Pellet Mill. SALE PENDING-NEW LISTING-Pike County 286 acres +/- Hadley TWP. Beautiful recreational & hunting farm with 103 acres tillable!! SALE PENDING-Pike County 28 acres +/- Martinsburg TWP. Great little investment farm with

approx. 65 acres tillable and the balance in big timber, bedding thickets and small creek. NEW LISTING-Pike County 170 acres +/- Martinsburg TWP. Awesome hunting farm with cabin, lake and 50 acres tillable. NEW LISTING-Pike County 14.43 acres +/- Newburg TWP. Great hunting property with 324 sq. ft. turnkey solar powered cabin with deck. Call the office today to see this property! Brown County 60 acres +/- Elkhorn Twp. Secluded hunting farm with 23 acres tillable providing good income. Calhoun County 390 acres +/- Bellview TWP. Very well managed big timber hunting farm with 2 homes. Pike County 661 acres +/- Spring Creek TWP. Breathtaking recreational farm with incredible Tennessee log home. Big timber, big deer, big opportunity!! Pike County 534 acres +/- Pleasant Vale TWP. Large recreational farm with fantastic log home and incredible hunting with income. Pike County 303 acres +/- Spring Creek TWP. Fantastic recreational farm with 2 lakes, big timber, & 164 acres tillable! Pike County 219 acres +/- Ross TWP. Incredible Deer & Waterfowl hunting property in Mississippi River Bottoms!! Pike County 167 acres +/-Martinsburg and Pleasant Hill TWP. Big timber hunting farm with good CRP income and nice lake. Pike County 156 acres +/- Pleasant Hill TWP. Awesome hunting farm with 76 ac. of tillable/CRP, 3BR 2BA cabin style home overlooking a 7 acre lake! Pike County 126 acres +/- Pleasant Vale TWP. Beautiful hunting farm with approx. 40 acres tillable. Absolutely loaded with wildlife!! Pike County 102 acres +/- New Salem TWP. Investment farm composed of 90 acres CRP that could easily be converted to tillable acres. Pike County 92 acres +/- Flint TWP. Excellent hunting farm with 24 tillable, creek, spring, big timber, huge bucks!! Pike County 85 acres +/- Pittsfield and Derry TWP. 100% tillable farm with great income and good soils!! Pike County 80 acres +/- Barry and Hadley TWP. Hunting farm with 37 acres tillable and a 2BR cabin. Pike County 44 acres +/- Hardin TWP. Secluded all timber farm excellent for deer and turkey hunting. Pike County 40 acres +/- Newburg TWP. Nice farm located on the east edge of Pittsfield, half tillable and half timber. Serviced by City water and gas. Pike County 40 acres +/- Pleasant Vale TWP-Awesome hunting farm including 3BR, 3BA brick home, smaller home & workshop. Great secluded, quiet setting! Pike County 34 acres +/- Barry TWP. All timber hunting farm and high deer density area. Pike County 30 acres +/- Pleasant Vale TWP. Small farm that hunts big! Includes and older home needing work & a nice machine shed/workshop. Pike County 22 acres +/- Martinsburg TWP. Great farm with all timber, along Honey Creek. Excellent deer and turkey hunting. Schuyler County-187 acres +/- Birmingham TWP. PRICED TO SELL! Nice hunting farm enrolled in the CREP program. Over $18,000 income in 2014. Scott County 80 acres +/- Bloomfield TWP. Big timber hunting farm overlooking the Illinois River bottom. PRICE REDUCED-Scott County 84.5 acres +/- Glasgow TWP. Very nice recreational farm with good timber and excellent deer and turkey hunting.

MISSOURI PROPERTIES Lewis County 10 acres +/- Lewistown. Rare small acreage timber tract great for hunting or building location.

22 acres tillable. SALE PENDING-Pike County 164 acres +/- Hadley TWP. Half hunting, half tillable farm. Excellent investment farm. SALE PENDING-NEW LISTING-Brown County 241 acres +/- Lee TWP. Very good hunting farm with 54 acres CRP and 17 acres tillable. SALE PENDING-Hancock County 375 acres +/- Wilcox TWP. Fantastic hunting farm with 120 acres tillable earning great income. Big bucks & black soil!! SALE PENDING-Pike County 83 acres +/- Hardin TWP. Nice investment farm with 72 acres tillable. SALE PENDING-Pike County 14 acres +/- Spring Creek TWP. 100% creek bottom tillable. Great investment farm with 13 tillable acres. SOLD-Pike County 25 acres +/- Montezuma TWP. Very good small farm with 20 acres tillable! Significant income, rare opportunity!! SOLD-PRICE REDUCED-Pike County 31 acres +/- Spring Creek TWP. Great hunting farm with mobile home. Big timber hunting. SOLD-Adams County 33 acres +/- Payson TWP. Tillable/investment farm with excellent income. In cooperation with Sullivan Auctioneers. SALE PENDING-PRICE REDUCED-Scotland County 121 acres +/-Vest TWP. Beautiful investment farm with 97.5 acres tillable. Great income. SALE PENDING-PRICE REDUCED-Louisiana-418 Mansion St.-Large older home in need of repairs. Good rental property.


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245 S. Main St. Nebo - 3 bed, 1 bath bungalow. 104 Randall Drive- 3 bed, 2 bath, large garage. Great location. 201 West Quincy Pleasant Hill - 1 1/2 story, 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, covered porch/gazebo. Very well kept house PRICE REDUCED: 203 W. Temperance Street Pleasant Hill- 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, nice house, good location, new furnace and air, great location! 5th and Orrill St Pleasant Hill- Good 45x60 Morton Building situated on 1 1/2 lots 104 W Thomas Street Pleasant Hill- 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, good well kept house. 560 E Park Street Nebo IL- 4 bedrooms 2 baths dettached garage, 2 covered porches, Great house. 102 East Clinton Street- Good 5 room, 2 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow. 1100 sq. ft.




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


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


EDGE OF GRIGGSVILLE - Situated on 15 acres MOL. approx. 83,000 sq. ft. of building space, numerous office etc. and building in good condition. For more info CALL COURTNEY at 285-2774. PRICE REDUCED NEW LISTING - GRIGGSVILLE - 801 E. Quincy St. - On 1 acre mol. 39 yr. old brick ranch style home. 7 rooms, 3 BR. 2 baths, full basement, 2 car att. garage. Immediate possession. CALL BRIAN New Listing - Perry - 403 E. Highway St. On 3 lots, very nice 3 yr. old 7 rooms, 3 BR, 2 bath manufactured home. 1250 sq. ft. with large det. garage. MOTIVATED SELLER at $78,000. CALL ROGER New Listing - Griggsville - Investment Opportunity 4 unit apartment building & 3 BR mobile home selling as package deal, all units currently rented. For details call Tami Webel 217-242-5193. PRICED IN THE MID $30s.


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

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

2 bdr bungalow on corner lot. Newly updated, move in ready


• 202 E Quincy – 2 story home possible 4 bdrs • 206 E Quincy – 2 bdr bungalow • 208 E Quincy – Additional income from upstairs apartment • 104 E Clay St. – 3 bdr home with extra lot - SALE PENDING • 308 W Bottom St – 3 bdr. Nice detached garage - SOLD • 304 W Bottom St. – 2 bdr bungalow • 302 W Thomas St – 2 bdr bungalow, large lot • 305 Commerce – 3 bdr ranch • Storage units • 501 S Carolina – Hand crafted wood interior • 113 E. Quincy St – Retail space with unfinished apartment in rear

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Rockport - 1 1/2 story frame home, 1600 sq. ft., 9 rooms, 4 BR. 2 baths, full basement. IMMEDIATE POSSESSION. Priced at $35,000. CALL COURTNEY NEW LISTING - RR ROCKPORT- Situated on 1 1/2 acres mol. FIXER UPPER. 1 story frame house, 6 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, attached garage.. Priced $30,000. Call Courtney. SOLD


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




Adams County 78 Acres mostly timber, food plots locations, creek, pond, county road access, near Siloam springs state park - $280,410 Contact Kirk Gilbert Adams, IL - 49 ac m/l. mostly timber, food plot location, manny funnales and pinch points, easy access from the south, big buck country - Contact Kirk Gilbert Adams, IL - 53 ac m/l. small tracts are hard to find, 13 acs tillable, thick timber, creek bottoms, high deer numbers and big bucks, turkey - $193,450 - Contact Kirk Gilbert Adams, 40m/l. ac m/l. withtillable, homebig 5 beds. Twotrees, ponds, pasture, walking Adams, IL -IL 80- ac 27 acs hardwood deepcreek, thick draws, foodbig plottimber, locations, cabin site, electric bucks-and turkey - $292,000 Contact Kirk Gilbert trails,available, and big big draws. $379,900 - Contact -Kirk Gilbert Adams, IL - 133 ac m/l. 40acs tillable, 93 in timber, creek, ridges, deep draws, dead end road access, food plot locations,ILhigh turkey4 -bed, $419,900 KirkGeo-thermal Gilbert Calhoun, - 50deer ac numbers m/l. withand home. 2 bath,- Contact 2 car gar, heating & cooling, Adams, - 138 acvalleys, m/l. 5 year big buckfimanagement program, plots, stand locations, tower blinds, TimberILridges, overgrown elds, Food plot areas-food $429,900 - Contact Kirk Gilbert road system, 12 acs tillable, big bucks - Contact Kirk Gilbert Brown County 135 acres, 44 tillable, 91 timber, harvestable trees, hard surface road, Electric on property, Calhoun, - 68 ac m/l. 68 acres - 3 acres food plots with balance in timber and brush, Great Hunting,IL$512,325. Contact Kirk m/l Gilbert creek,County trail system, electrice and248 water - $203,320 Kirktrees, Gilbert Brown 338 acres, 90 tillable, timber, over 2,000- Contact harvestable hard surface road, Electric on property, Near Ripley, $1,282,7100. Contact Kirk Gilbert Pike County, - 1 30 ac acres m/l with home.10Quality , city water andtillable, septic, big loft, Calhoun45 acresILm/l in timber, acres inconstruction thick overgrown fields, 5 acres borders large 16’ ceilings, lots of storage space - PRICE $135,000. REDUCED $79,500 - Contact Kirk Gilbert timbered tract, Secluded with deeded easement. Calhoun, IL - 50 ac m/l. with home. 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car gar, Geo-thermal heating & cooling, Timber ridges, valleys, plotwith areasHome andTownship, 5 acres $299,900. 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