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Vol. 172, No. 10

Business owners trading places By beth zumwalt Pike Press

English class gets re-vamped. See page A8


Happy birthday to two little ones! See page B1


PCS students attend music contest. See page B3


Pike County basketball in regional action. See page C7

The Brick on Madison in Pittsfield is planning on moving down the street to the Red Dome and the owners of the Red Dome will assume the building presently occupied by The Brick. Ed Ferry, co-owner of the The Brick on Madison, along with his wife, Peggy, said the deal is expected to close next Wednesday, March 12. “We hope to close March 12 and spend the following few days moving down to the new facility,” Ferry said. “It’s is approximately double the size of this one.” He said he hopes to have cleaning, moving, organizing and training the staff on the new facility completed within the week and will open in the new location around March 19. Ferry said he hasn’t decided on a name for this new business but is leaning toward The Dome on Madison. “It’s still on Madison,” he said. “We would like to let people know it is still the same great food and better service. Just in a different place.” Ferry and his wife are natives of Pike County, with connections to the East Pike area, who lived in the Chicago area for a number of years. They returned to Pike County last June and opened The Brick on Madison. “We thought it would be successful or we wouldn’t have done it,” Ferry said. ‘But we are kind of surprised at how good business has been.” The building occupied by The Brick was remodeled several years ago to be a bar serving bar food. The Ferrys were more interested in the restaurant business and less of the bar trade. “But the kitchen was too small,” Ferry said. “The kitchen at the Red Dome is three times the size of the one at The Brick. We hope to improve service greatly.” Steve Martin, current owner of the Red Dome, is out of the country and unable to comment on his plans for the building now occupied by The Brick on Madison but did confirm in an earlier interview, he was excited about the opportunity of moving his

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Jubilation Members of the Saukee basketball team accept the regional plaque from a Rushville school official Friday night after the Saukees squeezed by Illini West for the title. The winning score of


Saukee Nation

47-44 is visible on the scoreboard. Accepting the plaque are seniors, left to right, Eli Petty, Cameron Herring and Wayde Smith. Josh Del Rosario is also a senior in the group accepting the honor.

The Saukees were to have played last night versus Warrensburg-Latham in the first round of the sectional tournament. For more on the Saukees’ victory, see page C8.

Pike schools compiling long list of building needs By beth zumwalt Pike Press Furnaces, air conditioners, windows, doors – the list of items needed by the Pike County schools is not small. And neither is the cost when it comes to paying for these items. A proposed one-cent sales tax, slated for a vote in the March 18 election, would provide that funding, as well as open up other lines of money for the schools to use. Ron Edwards, superintendent of Pleasant Hill schools, said if the tax passes, the first thing his district will do is pay off debt. “And that should lower property taxes,” he said. “After that, we will work on some projects but they will be on a pay-as-you-go basis. After that we will look at updating the heating and air-conditioning at the grade school and put new windows in the high school.”

Edwards said these upgrades would lessen the district’s utility cost substantially. Edwards said any additional revenue will be used to pay for projects as they arise without having to go to the taxpayers each time there is a need. Steve Goodman, interim superintendent at Western School District, said at least the first two years of revenues from the one-cent sales tax, if passed, would be used to pay the district’s matching portion on school maintenance grants, should the district be lucky enough to be approved. “I know a lot of our buildings are newer but when you run 500 kids a year in and out of them, they suffer wear and tear,” he said. School maintenance grants are usually for $50,000. Goodman said additional monies from the one-cent sales tax would be used to abate Life, Health, Safety bonds from previous projects.

“We are also looking at installing security cameras, both inside and outside,” he said. Western school district is currently air-conditioned and heated, although this year has brought some challenges in keeping the units functioning. “The junior high at Kinderhook has been an issue,” Goodman said. “The district will need to look at that before too long.” Andrea Allen, superintendent at Griggsville-Perry, said her district will adopt a pay-asyou-go policy and do capital improvements as the money is available. One of the first projects the district would undertake would be to air condition six rooms from the older Perry facility that were not included in the new heating/cooling system when the building was renovated and a new portion built on five years ago. (See NEEDS, A2)

Which schools in Pike are air conditioned? Pike County’s four school districts have varying levels of air conditioning. At least two, Griggsville-Perry and Pittsfield, say they will expand air conditioning in their districts, should voters approve the proposed one cent sales tax for Pike County – and this without the need to issue additional bonds. Most areas in the GriggsvillePerry facilities are now air conditioned. The Griggsville school has A-C; in Perry, all but approximately six classrooms in the older section of the building are air conditioned. Those classes could be converted if the revenue becomes available. Western’s facilities are cooled. The Barry facility has a traditional air conditioner which, according to maintenance head Jason Bryant, removes the hot

air and takes it outside while the junior high at Kinderhook has a chiller system. “It just blows cool air in,” Bryant said. “It doesn’t work as well as air conditioning.” Pleasant Hill has air conditioning in the elementary school that was built in 1968-69. Some of the units are the original units and lack the efficiency of newer models. The Pleasant Hill High School was built in 1921 and added to a few years later. It is not air conditioned. Ron Edwards, superintendent, is skeptical it could be converted due to the original electrical wiring in some places, citing that many rooms have only one outlet and the system could not handle the load of air conditioning, even window units. (See schools, A2)

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Fire destroys two homes By beth zumwalt Pike Press Two separate house fires, one in Pleasant Hill and one in a rural area just east of El Dara, destroyed both structures. Pleasant Hill firefighters responded Saturday morning about 6 a.m. to a fire at the Frank Daniels residence on Thomas Street. Also called to the scene were Pittsfield and Spring Creek fire departments. Crews battled the flames for five hours and Pleasant Hill was recalled to the scene about 1:30 p.m. for a rekindle. The state fire marshall was on

the scene and made no determination except to say that the cause was unintentional. Daniels has talked to his insurance agent and is staying with friends until more permanent arrangements can be made. Temperatures were cold Saturday morning but not as cold as Monday morning’s fire. The second fire call came in Monday morning about 8:45 a.m. to the Barry Fire Department. The home of Billie and Annie Shufflebottom on County Highway 13, just east of El Dara, was on fire. Barry responded and called for help from Pittsfield and also

for help from New Canton Fire Department. “A lot of us smaller departments are short-handed during the day,” Chris Little, Barry fire chief, said. “The temperature was in the single digits but I know if we would have called any of the fire departments in the county, they would have driven across the county to have came and helped us.” Little said single digit temperatures were a problem in Monday’s fire and the Barry Fire Department had nozzle freeze but there were no injuries or major mechanical failures due to the cold.

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Above, three fire departments battled single digit temperatures Monday morning at a house fire just east of El Dara. Annie Shufflebottom and her two children were home when she noticed a fire near the flue of the wood stove. Barry Fire Department responded and called Pittsfield and New Canton for help. The Shufflebottoms had recently purchased the home and were renovating it. Beth Zumwalt/Pike Press

Above, left, Pleasant Hill firefighters battled a fire at the home of Frank Daniels on Thomas Street in Pleasant Hill Saturday morning. Firefighters were called just after 6 a.m. and were on the scene for more than five hours. Pittsfield and Spring Creek were called to assist. C





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Pike County receives tentative tax multiplier

one is needed and sends that back to the Department of Revenue. This is known as a tentative abstract. In Pike County, Shaw sent a tentative abstract with most townships having a multiplier of .9846, which means they were slightly over 33 1/3 percent of market value. Pittsfield received a multiplier of 1.0094 which means it was higher than 33 1/3 percent of market value. After the state reviews the tentative abstract, it issues a tentative multiplier for the overall county with any changes that may be made. Once those changes are made, Shaw sends a final abstract with the new numbers. The last step is the final multiplier issued by the state. The 2013 multiplier will be applied this summer. "That's because real estate runs a year behind," Shaw said. After the tentative multiplier is announced, property owners have the opportunity to appeal their equalized assessment to the Pike County Board of Review and a public hearing will be held between 20 and 30 days after the tentative factor is announced. The amount of the tax burden a taxpayer will take on is determined by the assessed value of an individual property. That individual's portion of tax responsibility is not changed by the multiplier.

Shiver me timbers!

By JEANETTE WALLACE Pike Press Pike County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000 by the Illinois Department of Revenue. The property assessment equalization factor is often called the "multiplier" and is the method used to achieve uniform property assessments among counties. State law requires that property in Illinois be assessed at 33 1/3 percent of its market value (not including farmland and some other types of property, which is assessed differently). "If those sales are not at 33 1/3, I have to apply a multiplier," Cindy Shaw, Pike County's supervisor of assessments, said. According to Shaw, there are several steps that are taken before the final equalization factor is announced. The state sends Shaw a sales ratio report that documents the sales price of properties sold over the past three years in Pike County. If the three year average level assessment is 1/3 of market value, the equalization factor will be 1.0000. If it is greater than 1/3 market value, it will be less than 1.000 and if it is less than 1/3, it will be greater than 1.000 She then applies a multiplier if

Maylee Tipton, left, Ryder Lipcaman, Rolen Benz, Mattilynn Greenwood and Taylor Lowry are ready for the South School Fun Fair to be held Friday, March 7 from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $.50 each or 12 for $5 and can be bought at the door or this week at the South School office in Pittsfield. The fair will feature games and food and each kid will get a small treasure, courtesy of United Community Bank, while supplies last.

Union negotiations at standstill

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Pike County Farm Bureau lends support to education sales tax At its Feb. 12 meeting, the Pike County Farm Bureau Board of Directors voted to support the County School Facility Occupation Tax that will be on the March 18 ballot. According to the organization’s president, David Gay, “The Pike County Farm Bureau supports means other than property taxes, such as the County School Facility Occupation Tax, to fund local


(Continued from A1) “There is one hall that is not air conditioned,” Allen said. ‘We would do that as funds allowed.” Allen said the high school ag shop is also in need of updating and that would be on the list, also. “But would we not spend all of the money just because it was

Schools (Continued from A1) Pikeland’s newest school, Pikeland Community School which houses 3-8, is air conditioned but neither South School nor Pittsfield High are. Air conditioning could be easily installed in the high school as some of the needed infrastrucure is already in place. At South, the job would be a bit more expensive as the existing heating system has hanging registers, meaning work would need to be done to the ceilings, creating the need for asbestos abatement. All four districts report they would like to have air conditioning throughout to cut down on lost days in the fall and spring when school frequently has to be dismissed for heat. The installation of air-conditioning would also cut down on absenteeism among students who suffer from asthma and allergies. All four Pike County superintendents said that most children live in air-conditioned homes and don’t perform well in sweltering classrooms. “I went to school in a school that wasn’t air conditioned,” Andrea Allen of Griggsville-Perry said. “But we didn’t have it at home, either. Kids today are not accustomed to the heat. We don’t see it as frivolous at all. We see it as a necessity.”



schools; therefore, we support passage of the school sales tax on the March 18, 2014 ballot.” The fact that this is not a property tax is in line with standing Farm Bureau policy. “Since the mid 1980’s, we’ve supported efforts to change how schools are financed in Illinois,” Gay said. “The sales tax is an alternative available to rural school districts to fund building projects that may

there,” she said. “We would put some back. There is always need for a roof. Pikeland, too, has a list of maintenance items to be addressed and would like to air-condition its elementary and high schools. District officials say they would also be able to abate taxes over the next few years if the sales

otherwise be added to the property tax bill.” The organization is encouraged by comments linking a portion of sales tax proceeds to reduction of property taxes such as bonded debt for building projects. The Pike County Farm Bureau has on two occasions supported passage of a sales tax to fund emergency services in the county rather than impose additional property

tax passes. The initial reduction would be approximately 20 cents on the EAV and 30 cents more after two years. Pikeland sees the need for airconditioning as a necessity, citing not only lost education days but a hardship for students with allergy and asthma problems, who must miss school on hot, humid days.

taxes. This tax is similar to the public safety sales tax in that food, titled vehicles, and farm inputs are not subject to the tax. The organization recognizes that school funding problems won’t be solved by a sales tax but school districts will be able to augment district funding for building projects with money that is not now available from State and local sources.

By JEANETTE WALLACE Pike Press After the union contract with ambulance employees was signed last week, negotiations with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and courthouse employees have come to a standstill. "We've been trying to get a hold of Doug Crawford for months now," Justin Noble, Pike County Board labor committee chairman, said of the FOP's field representative. He explained that the labor committee can do nothing to move forward until it hears from Crawford. Noble also explained that the labor

committee previously thought it and the courthouse employees had come to an agreement on their contract but an issue has arisen. According to Noble, the courthouse employees have stated that they agreed on 120 days of vacation but the labor committee disagrees. "In our second mediation we offered an extra 20 days for 120 days and the employees actually voted that down," Noble said. The union has now filed an unfair labor practice complaint because the labor committee has not signed the agreement. Noble explained that the committee must wait to move forward until it hears from the union.

Parks Livestock planning to rebuild Plans are being made to rebuild the Parks Livestock facility that was damaged in the Feb. 20 F2 tornado that swept across Pike County. The facility is located just west of Detroit. According to Cori Craig, manager of the facility, clean-up should start this week.

“We will go through the building and see if any of the fans, feeders or other equipment is salvageable,” Craig said. “Then we will get equipment in here to get the metal gathered up for scrap.” In the meantime, Parks has revived the Milton facility and will receive hogs there.

“We also have a Beardstown facility,” Craig said, adding that both places would start receiving hogs as of Monday, March 3. Craig said the facility near Detroit was a total loss and said he had no timeline for the new building to be finished.

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Allyson Bingham stands by a coffin loaned by Jennifer Niebur of Niebur Funeral Home for the funeral scene during "Road to Reality" at Griggsville-Perry High School held Wednesday, Feb. 26. The program featured a mock crash, funeral and trial. "Road to Reality" was provided by SIU School of Medicine to teach the students about the consequences of risky driving behaviors.

'Road to Reality' has big impact

By JEANETTE WALLACE Pike Press Griggsville-Perry High School held "Road to Reality" Wednesday, Feb. 26 as part of a program the school received a grant for called Operation Teen Safe Driving (OTSD). "Road to Reality" is a simulated vehicle accident that is used to help teach students not to engage in risky behaviors while driving, such as texting or drinking. It was provided by Southern Illinois University School of Medicine's ThinkFirst program. "The purpose of the Road to Reality program is to show the consequences and realities of risk-taking behaviors," Nancy Kyrouac, director of ThinkFirst, said. "This event illustrates the road that can follow when a bad decision is made. We want students to be informed and make intelligent choices, particularly behind the wheel of a car." Griggsville-Perry's school nurse, Kaytlin Risley, is the head of the OTSD program at the school. She applied for the grant from Ford, Allstate and IDOT and received $2,000 to participate in the program. Fifteen schools are chosen to participate and each one must use the $2,000 to inform students about safe driving. The schools then prepare a presentation explaining everything they've done. The presentations are judged and the top five schools are chosen. The winning school receives $2,500 for after prom. The mock crash involved two vehicles with teens engaging in dangerous driving habits. Allyson Bingham played a student who died while texting and driving. Rachel Lightle, the driver of the second vehicle, played a student under the influence of alcohol. Pike County Police, Griggsville Fire Department and Pike County ambulance personnel volunteered to help and arrived on the scene to enact what would happen in a real distracted driving accident. Mike Kindhart, a state trooper who narrated during the mock accident, commented on the fact that all three had arrived on scene together and he explained that it is "very unlikely that you would see all entities arrive at the same time." After the crash simulation, students went to the gymnasium and a simulated funeral was held for Allyson

Bingham, who "died" while texting and driving. A coffin provided by Jennifer Niebur of Niebur Funeral Home was on display, as well. Bingham's mother, Kristine Bingham, teared up while giving a eulogy for her daughter. "I hope that made an impact," Mrs. Bingham said. "We really hope that the students took away that…those were real tears. We're just trying to teach the kids that your first reunion would most likely be at a funeral if you don't change your ways," Risley said. Risley explained that before "Road to Reality," students were given an anonymous survey asking them questions about risky driving behavior. On the surveys, 83 percent of students admitted to texting while driving, 30 percent admitted to drinking and driving, 80 percent admitted to risky driving behaviors and 45 percent admitted to not wearing a seatbelt. Risley also gave the students a survey after the program. In the new survey, 90 percent of the students stated that they do not plan on participating in risky driving behaviors in the future. "This is a big improvement," Risley said. "On the pre-survey, only 50 percent of the students stated that they did not plan on participating in risky driving behaviors in the future." Fifty percent said they are worried about being killed while driving after they watched the mock crash while only 30 percent had stated they were scared of being killed while driving in the pre-survey. After the funeral, a mock trial was held and Rachel Lightle was sentenced to two years in prison for drinking and driving. State's attorney Carrie Boyd and Pike County Judge Frank McCartney volunteered their time for this portion of "Road to Reality." Besides the Fire Department, Pike Police department, ambulance, Jennifer Niebur, Judge McCartney and Carrie Boyd, Jim Eatock also donated his time by doing the sound for the event. He had also pre-recorded the 911 call. "It's just amazing that all those people took off work," Risley said. "They're just so open to doing it for the kids, because, really, without them it wouldn't have been possible."

By MICHAEL BOREN Pike Press Ron Sydney, Aaron Schultz and Eric Welch, submitted bids for summer mowing for the city of Barry, with costs pretty close between the three. Barry Alderman Bruce Kendall stated, “I would like to see all three get something. They have all worked for us before.” Kendall moved, and Scott Harris seconded to hire Sydney to mow the Barry Pool Park; Aaron Schultz to mow the Holy Redeemer Park and the ball park, and Eric Welch to mow Lafayette Park and the library grounds. The motion passed 4 to 0, with Bob Dieker, Debbie Harshman, Kendall and Harris voting for it. Alderman Jeff Hogge was absent from the meeting and Steve Schultz was not in the room during the mowing discussion. Shellie Syrcle, Laura Brace, Galen and Cindy Conkright, and Annette Brown have applied to manage the city swimming pool this summer. Mayor Shawn Rennecker recommended that the Parks and Recreation Committee, along with Director of Public

Works Melvin Gilbert, City Administrator Lance Kendrick and Rennecker interview the candidates and make a recommendation for the full council to act upon. Gilbert reported that the EPA had recently inspected the water facility. There were three deficiencies, one having to do with how reports are submitted. There were concerns about drainage around the wellheads, so the dirt will be sloped to drain water away from the wellheads. The EPA inspectors recommended new chlorine and flouride tanks, which measure the quantities of chemicals more effectively. The tanks, which cost $166 apiece were included in a motion to buy a 2X snow blower from Oitker Outdoors, for clearing sidewalks in the downtown area, and the purchase of a two inch “trash pump” for $660. The motion passed unanimously. Gilbert reported that the EPA inspects the Barry water facility on an average of about once every two years. Kendrick reported on several

items. He said that a hazardous material inspection will be required before the Haskins and Lister buildings are demolished. He reported on a Ward C community planning meeting that was held Feb. 26 at the YMCA, with about 20 citizens in attendance. He stated that a Ward A meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. at the YMCA. The council approved a $200 donation to the Western High School after prom. Mayor Rennecker passed out a work plan for 2014 and 2015. It was followed by a lengthy discussion of Barry city water rates. No action was taken to change the rates, but it was agreed that it would be on the agenda next month. Max Middendorf of MECO Engineering was present to answer questions related to water rates and other aspects of the city water system. At 8:10 p.m., with city attorney Tad Brenner in attendance, the council voted to go into closed session to discuss litigation. The council came out of closed session 20 minutes later, taking no action.

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A primary election will be held in Illinois March 18. A. I love politics! B. I am interested in some statewide contests. C. The local sales tax question will bring voters out. D. I am not interested in this election.

The irony is inescapable. As Pike County continues to wrestle with one of the most punishing winters in recent memory, an upcoming tax proposal – among other things – would help to add air conditioning in areas of county schools without it. Even as we lace our boots and scoop yet another round of snow, most of us can recall the sweltering heat and humidity of August and September in central Illinois. At this point, we may be looking forward to it! But a careful examination shows our weather extremes come at a cost. Schools without air conditioning are forced to dismiss early or cancel altogether when the heat index reaches untenable – and unteachable – levels. On the borderline heat days, when school continues, teachers struggle to motivate students above the roar of fans in hot, ovenlike classrooms. There’s not much that can be done to combat huge winter storms that force the closing of school. But air conditioning does provide a way to fight back against summer heat, thus improving the quality and quantity of instruction in all our schools. The proposed 1% school facility sales tax, to be voted on in the March 18 primary, will provide funds to allow schools to make needed physical improvements, such as air conditioning. Support will come from everyone who shops in Pike County, including tourists and sportsmen. With this additional revenue stream, schools are looking to cut back taxes in other areas. At the very least, when mandates come down for safety improvements, funds will be available without the necessity of issuing bonds – paid for by local taxpayers. Temperatures are predicted to be warming this week – welcome news in March. But when the mercury shoots into the 90s in August, the climate is not so good. Educators then face the unenviable task of teaching in unteachable classrooms. When you consider your vote on the March 18 ballot question, consider what good a few extra dollars of sales tax could do.

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Things may turn out better than you think

he woman in the hospital bed beside which I stood seemed to be near the end of her life. She had suffered a severe stroke and was in a deep coma. Her heavy breathing added a sad background to the sorrowful scene. I prayed for her, but with little faith. Everything seemed to be so settled and final. One week later, however, she came out of the coma and was soon back at her farm home, busy about her housework. Visitors there found her as positive and thankful for daily blessings as before her illness. God had granted her more years to serve Him and she was not surprised. Her additional time to live provided this woman of prayer many more opportunities to speak to others about her Lord and His love. “I have but one year to live,” said a tearful woman who had just received a terminal diagnosis from her doctor.

“I may not have that long,” I replied, stressing the uncertainty of life’s duration for all. In caring for the details related to her expected upcoming death, this troubled woman decided to fly to Rhode Island to spend some time with her brother while she had time to do so. Upon returning from her visit with her healthy brother, she had to fly back to Rhode Island…to attend his funeral. A heartbroken teen told me how she dreaded the coming months. Her grandmother had just been given a diagnosis by her doctor that predicted pain, suffering and death. But the months that followed weren’t terrible at all. The predicted pain and suffering for this grandmother never arrived. Instead, the prayers of her family and church were answered. Grandma had

been in her mid-eighties when this disturbing diagnosis had been made and in her mid-nineties she received a proposal for marriage. A missionary friend of mine entered the hospital for surgery. Upon opening him, however, the doctors found him to be so full of cancer that surgery would do him no good. He was sent home and told he had about six months to live. In view of their expected short time left together, this servant of God and his wife settled on a Bible verse to be an anchor for their faith through this storm: Philippians 1:20: “So now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.” When my friend related this experience to me it was 14 years after he had been sent home to die. And at our last contact, he was headed for another mission field to

serve his Lord. Murphy’s law (whatever can go wrong will) is not Divine so no matter how bad things look today, expect the best tomorrow. Doubt your doubts. Believe your beliefs. Faith makes the difference. The highly regarded nineteenth century minister, C.H. Spurgeon, observed: “A little faith will bring your soul to heaven, but great faith will bring heaven to your soul.” Take heart. Things may turn out better than you think. “For with God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37). ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ■ Roger Campbell is an author, a broadcaster and columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. He can be reached at

Letters to the editor Area museums deserve monetary support

Because of the generosity of an anonymous donor, the opportunity has come for the Pike County Historical Society to acquire the former lunch room of East School which is now the VFW building immediately west of the school, and includes the parking lot. This purchase will make it possible to keep an office and genealogy department open year ‘round and can house more memorabilia from Civil War through Afghanistan, along with delicate paper items. Cemetery books, Thompson and Chapman history books, books by local authors, the new family history book and Pike County Historical Society collectible could be purchased year ‘round. Other opportunities are available to expand and improve the historic district, which would allow keeping the museum open year ‘round. Money is the key to progress for all the museums and historic points of interest in Pike County such as East School, Shastid House, talking house tour, Skinner House, Harman House, Barry Museum, Hull Museum and New Philadelphia. These should all become priorities for promotion by citizens of Pike County. The rich history of Pike County with the river life, agriculture, railroads, ferry boars and many points of interest must be preserved. This can only be accomplished with the help and cooperation of the people of Pike County. BOB EVANS President Pike County History Society

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On Tuesday, March 18, Illinois voters will have a chance to cast their ballot in the primary election for national, state and local offices. Sadly, voters often overlook the many candidates running for retention or election as judges. This is unfortunate as judges make critical decisions that directly affect our daily lives. Learning about the qualifications of judicial candidates, and voting for those who are most qualified, will help ensure that we have a quality judiciary. Bar association evaluations and newspaper endorsements are a reliable, independent and relevant source of information about the candidates’ qualifications.  As a way to help inform and educate voters outside of Cook County, the Illinois State Bar Association conducts an advisory poll in the circuit or district from which a candidate seeks retention or election. Polls are sent to ISBA members and non-ISBA lawyers who request a ballot. The poll reflects the opinion of those lawyers who choose to respond, and not the opinion of ISBA. The ratings are readily available to the public at www.isba.

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paycheck? Will the cry, “Remember the Alamo” once again be heard in our land? If you would like to correspond with me on this contact me at:, or follow my blog at: NOTE: Thanks to Cleve Curry, Pike County Board Member, for the article which started this train of thought. DAN A. MEFFORD, D.C. Pittsfield, Ill.

The next Alamo?

Texas declared her independence from Mexico, March 2, 1836. Gen. Santa Anna was directed to put down the rebellion. With as many as 6,000 troops he arrayed his soldiers against the Alamo in an epic take-no-prisoners battle. Among those killed in the attack were Jim Bowie, and former U.S. Congressman Davy Crockett. Out of this battle the cry, “Remember the Alamo” came about. This attack was followed by the capture and annihilation of 350 Texans on the way to battle Santa Anna. I like these quotes from the Texas Declaration of Independence; “When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty, and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived... and so far from being a guarantee for their inestimable and inalienable rights, becomes an instrument in the hands of evil rulers for their oppression... In such a crisis...the inherent and inalienable right of the people to... take their political affairs into their own hands... to abolish such government, and create another in its stead, calculated to… to secure their welfare and happiness....It has demanded us to deliver up our arms, which are essential to our defense, the rightful property of freemen, and formidable only to tyrannical governments... Today in Connecticut many of the People are in a state of civil disobedience to their government. The state has called for the mass registration of certain guns and magazines. To date the most conservative estimates say that only around 1 in 4 of the guns have been registered and very few magazines. As of January 1, 2014 these people are now felons. Estimates say there could be as many as 300,000 citizens who are now classed as felons So is this the state where the next Alamo will be? Note the quote in bold above. The legislator’s home addresses have now been posted on the internet for all to find. I have heard time and again the call of these rogue elements in government who think they can write any rule to take any Liberty without repercussion. The People have been and are being patient, even here in Illinois, with some of the worst gun laws. Who will the enforcers of this theft of Liberty be? One thing you can bet on, they will be wearing a uniform. Will the enforcers remember their oath to uphold and defend the constitution against all enemies, or will they be obedient so they can continue to receive their

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Rich people are funding many worthy charities

Did you know that fifty-some percent of American workers pay no federal income tax? Not one penny. That seventy percent of income taxes paid are paid by the top ten percent of wage earners? In the past few years I have had glimpses into a world I hardly knew existed. Oh, sure, we all know about such as the Red Cross, the Salvation Army. Now, don’t get me wrong, these and the like are incredibly wonderful! The world would be so much for the worse were it not for all these wonderful organizations. In addition to these, there are lesser known charitable entities. They usually go by names such as fund, foundation or trusts. Those that go by the aforementioned title have one thing in common which consists of two parts. 1. They are all founded and 2. Are all funded by “these evil rich people” who, according to Obama et al, “are not paying their fair share.” Another facet they all have in common is the incalculable amount of good they do for all living beings. Now to you who still resent these “evil rich people,” I dedicate the following true story: There was a merchant named Guyat who lived and died in Marsellis, France. He amassed a fortune by working hard and saving most of his money The neighbors jeered at him, considering him a miser and avarious. Local boys threw stones at him. Eventually, Mt. Guyot died and in his will was found the following: “Having observed from my infancy that the poor of Marsellis are badly supplied with water which they can only purchase at a high price, I have cheerfully labored the whole of my life to procure for them this great blessing and so I direct that the whole of my property be laid out in the building of an aqueduct for their use.” I Corinthians 4:5, “Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time.” And while you’re at it, judge nobody until you know The Rest of the Story. John 7:24, “Stop judging by mere appearances and make a right judgment.” JANET KELLY Pittsfield, Ill

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The Coonridge Digest: Freida Marie Crump

For Frieda, 10 is the magic number Greetings from the Ridge I got snookered in. Seems like I always do. The article in the magazine was entitled, “The Top Ten Reasons for Visiting a Health Spa.” I have absolutely no desire to go spa myself nor do I see any chance of me getting the urge in the near future, but I read the list. My curiosity had nothing to do with shape of my thighs or my hip tone, but it was a list and God knows we’re all suckers for lists. My doctor has the world’s largest collection of boring magazines with titles ranging all the way from, “Learning to Live with Diverticulitis,” to “Making Cholesterol Work for You!” He seems to have a theory that if you suffer enough in the waiting room then whatever happens next won’t be that bad. But last week I actually found myself reading, “The Ten Best Questions to Ask Your Doctor.” I kept looking for, “Do you have anything even remotely interesting to read?” A writer can call his essay, “What You Need to Know to Keep from Dying Tomorrow!” and most folks will turn the page, but the simple addition of “The Top Ten…” and we’ll eagerly devour whatever drivel we find on the page. Which got me to thinking….Why? Why are lists

more interesting than straightforward prose? My findings: “THE TOP TEN REASONS WE LOVE TOP TEN LISTS.” 1. Blame it on our kindergarten teacher. Any teacher of tots worth her salt knows that small minds respond to numbers. Counting is the first thing we’re asked to master when we enter the land of paste and safety scissors. Why else did we say, “I have to go do number one!”? 2. We feel we can quit reading at any time. Of course we never do, but a little self-deception goes a long way. 3. A list somehow seems shorter than a paragraph. Even though it might contain exactly the same amount of words we think that because it’s broken down into numbers that it won’t take as long to read. This says a great deal about both human psychology and our average intelligence. 4. There’s something mildly exciting about working your way up to number one. OK, it won’t exactly send you into fits of ecstasy to read your way to the top of the list of reasons for getting a colostomy, but it beats counting cars in front of the grocery store. 5. Face it, there’s something magical about the number 10. All the way back to our nursery rhyme days when we’d sing about the “Ten Little Indians,” we’re some-

Which got me to thinking….Why? Why are lists more interesting than

straightforward prose? ”

how genetically linked to the decimal system. Why are there exactly ten reasons for visiting London this summer or Ten Steps to Healthier You? I have a sneaking notion that it has nothing to do with Big Ben or getting more exercise, it’s the magic to be found in the number ten. 6. Lists seem scientific. I can talk all I want about the reasons I should have never married Herb, but if I hand you a list of the ten explanations for the man’s lunacy it makes it look like I received a government grant to study the matter. 7. A list, after all, looks like a bunch of very short paragraphs. No one would tackle “War and Peace” if they could pick up the abridged Readers Digest version instead. We want fast service, fast food, a fast return on our income tax, and it’s a growing trend to opt for fast relationships. Accuracy in a list? Who cares? It’s fast, baby. 8. An astute reader will learn to discover when the author of a list is stretching his information just to make

the list come out to a perfect ten. For further proof, see number 8 in this list. 9. Face it, we love order. We don’t want to see a spoon in the slot with the forks, and when we talk to a person with their coat collar inadvertently tucked under it’s all we can do to keep from reaching out and straightening the offending tab. In fact, many of us do just that. A skilled writer can take the most tangled mishmash of ideas and simply number them one to ten and most readers will assume they’re looking at the work of a genius. 10. To say that something is ranked in the top eleven is like kissing your sister. It just doesn’t count. 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 125 YEARS AGO: MEASLES RAMPANT IN SPRING CREEK TOWNSHIP 125 Years Ago Feb. 28, 1889 The weather has been very mixed. There was a cold snap the last of last week. Monday and Monday night there was a fall of many inches of snow. Tuesday it began to melt and by that night was well gone, with the temperature at 40 above. The artists who have been engaged in frescoing the interior of the Catholic chapel in Pittsfield are now engaged in like work at the Congregational church. J.N. Durall of Spring Creek reports 73 cases of measles in Nebo, and estimates that the township has several hundred. The measles are holding out to go round amazingly well this year. Thirteen conversions were the results of the Baptist revival in Nebo, and for two Sundays Spring Creek ice was removed in order that baptisms might be administered. Miss Fannie Williams measured the road from Pittsfield to Detroit by the foot Friday evening. Samuel Barngrover of Detroit thought his toe would be easier cut off than a stick of wood, so he tried it last week. 100 Years Ago March 4, 1914 At the Basket Ball Tournament held at Jacksonville on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of last week the local high school made an excellent showing, winning third place out of nineteen teams, and placing two men on the “All start team.” For the first time, so far as we can recall, two engines were required last week, because of the snow, to pull the Pittsfield train between here and the junction.

The Minier State Bank in Nebo has increased its capital stock $25,000 recently. The First National Bank of Nebo is getting ready for opening in the near future. All roads are blocked around Nebo, and the mail carriers could not go if they wanted to. The choir of the Milton Christian church sledded out to the hospitable home of Mrs. Harry Sanderson last Monday night and passed a couple of hours in song and a social time. The usual incident of overturned sled was on the program, but fortunately no one was hurt. Whittier’s “Snow Bound” is a good thing to read just now, as we are just getting out, for in some places farmers have tunneled in order to get to town. 75 Years Ago March 1, 1939 Milton defeated Nebo 21 to 17 in the championship game of the district basket ball tournament held in Milton. Both teams will advance to the regional tournament in Pittsfield. During the absence of Robert Milstead, caused by his illness, Lewis Grigsby, high school senior, has been leading the band at the basket ball games and he has been doing a good job of it. He is also conducting the band practice. Mr. and Mrs. Hicks Petty and sons who are moving from Springfield to their farm west of Pittsfield are at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Petty, for a few days. Miss Donna Dimmitt and Warren Brown of Pittsfield were united in marriage Feb. 23 at Bowling Green, Mo. The ceremony

LETTERS (continued from A4) Answering questions about March 18 tax vote

Pike County voters will soon have the opportunity to vote on the Illinois County School Facility sales tax. Because this tax could positively affect all four school districts in the county, we would like to provide accurate information to assist you in making an informed decision. What is NOT taxed? Cars, trucks and ATVs; boats and RVs; mobile homes; qualifying food (food eaten on premises is taxed); drugs (including overthe-counter and vitamins); farm equipment and parts; farm inputs. Everything else currently in the municipal and county sales tax base in included in the tax. What will the tax cost me as a consumer in the county? This measure would add 1% to the current 6.75% municipal and county tax rate. If an individual spends $1.00 on qualifying merchandise, the additional cost would be 1% of $1.00 or a total of one cent. That one cent will benefit all four school districts regardless of the purchase location. How would a new 7.75% sales tax rate compare to other nearby communities? Per local Chamber of Commerce offices, the sales tax rate in Quincy is 7.75%, Jacksonville’s sales tax rate is 7% and Springfield sales tax rate is 8-9%. In neighboring Louisiana, Mo, you would pay a sales tax rate of 7.73%. What can a school use the new funds for? The proceeds can ONLY be used for school facilities and durable school equipment such as security and safety projects, energy efficiency projects, roof repairs and other ongoing building maintenance as well as abatement (reduction) of

property taxes levied to pay bonds issued for capital purposes. The proceeds cannot be used for buses, computers, operation costs, salaries, overhead and retirement pension contributions. What will happen in each school district if the resolution passes? Each school district has outlined priorities for use of the sales tax dollars. The Pikeland District has voted to reduce (abate) the school’s portion of property taxes and to air condition South School and Pittsfield High School with the funds. The Griggsville-Perry District will use the funds for upcoming projects such as air conditioning the remainder of the middle school in Perry and renovations to the ag shop. It will also be used to help reduced the amount of future bonds that may need to be issued for ongoing projects. The Western District will consider using funds to abate the taxes that would be collected to pay life safety bonds or to have reserves to match state grants such as the state maintenance grant. The district is considering adding safety surveillance cameras to the Barry facility with the funds. The Pleasant Hill School District will consider using the funds for future facility projects in the district. For more information, please visit or visit the Facebook page 4pikecountykids. We encourage you to vote YES for the 1% sales tax on March 18th. A YES vote for the tax is a YES vote for our children and grandchildren, now and in the future. SHEILA DAVIDSMEYER, JEANNIE GOODMAN, LORC WEIR, BRAD DEHART, CHRISTY DAVENPORT, ANDI HENRY, DAVID GAY, MARY K. BENZ, BRIAN RUEBUSH, CHARLOTTE DUNHAM, ROGER DUNHAM, DAN BORROWMAN, MICHAEL TEN EYCK, STEPHANIE DEHART

was performed by the Rev Owen G. Baxter, Baptist minister. They were accompanied by Jimmy Ducey of this city and Miss Ethel Morris of Bowling Green. Petty thievery in Pike county is being punched in the solar plexus. Sheriff Glenn Neese and his deputies have been “hot” on the job and the thieves are being rapidly taken out of circulation. In a little less than three months that Neese has been sheriff, 55 have been locked up in the county jail. In addition there are a number who have been arrested and who have given bond at once, avoiding being locked up. 50 Years Ago March 4, 1964 More than 420 persons attended a Pike County Democrat rally at the Pittsfield American Legion Hall Saturday night. Don Irving of Chambersburg, Pike County Democratic Chairman, was the MC for the evening. V. T. Parks of Milton, current president of the Unit 10 Board of Education, and R. Wade Grimes of Nebo filed petitions for re-election to the board. Both are veteran members of the Board of Education who have given many years of valuable service to the schools of the district. Miss Alice Fisher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albin Fisher and a junior at Normal University, was on the Dean’s list for first semester. Miss Fisher is doing hair style and make up for the Broadway musical “Flower Drum Song,” to be presented in Capen Auditorium on the campus March 12 through 16. Charles Seybold is in the cast,

Fred Kern is a member of the chorus and Mary Esther Evans is a member of the orchestra. Is another traffic light needed on Washington Street, possibly at the Memorial street intersection? The Pittsfield city council pondered this question Tuesday night and decided to call on the state department of Public Safety to take a traffic count. Last Sunday 1,342 people attended church in Pittsfield. Were you one of them? The 19-4 Griggsville Tornadoes defeated the Pittsfield Saukees 75-55 in the opening round of regional play in Beardstown Tuesday night. Val Rumple was the leading scorer for the Tornadoes and Bill Henderson led the PHS scoring. 25 Years Ago March 1, 1989 At its Feb. 22 meeting the Pittsfield Rotary approved plans to build a new shelter house at Pittsfield Lake for the Boy Scouts. Dan Mefford is the project chairman. The talented Griggsville Tornadoes bested the Pittsfield Saukees 75-57 Friday night to take top honors in the Griggsville regional tournament. The Tornadoes were sparked by the red hot shooting of Jeff Wilson with 38 and Scott Bradshaw with 21. Steve Personett led the Saukees with 9 rebounds and 17 points. Pike County ended its fiscal year Nov. 30, 1988 with a positive balance of $83,200 compared to a deficit of $231,093 for the previous fiscal year. The county’s equalized assessed valuation has declined steadily the past seven years to $105,672,268 for 1987.

Senator Paul Simon will host a town meeting in Barry at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 6 at the Barry American Legion. At the 46th annual shareholders meeting, Feb. 21, the Farmers National Bank of Griggsville board chairman Richard R. Myers reported year end assets of $10,956,000. Directors elected, besides Myers, were Robert F. Kopps, Philip E. Bradshaw, Robert K. Browning, Michael J. Hollahan and Robert J. Bradshaw.

10 Years Ago March 3, 2004 The Pittsfield High School Saukees defeated the Griggsville-Perry Tornadoes in the regional championship game at Griggsville 65-50. Drew Webel of G-P was the high scorer with 28 points, as Keenan Yelliott led the Saukees with 22 points. The Barry Tigers saw their season end Friday night on the floor of the Pit, as the Quincy Notre Dame Raiders held on for a 60-57 win over Barry. Pikeland school Superintendent Bob Brutcher will recommend an extracurricular self-funding program at the March board meeting that he says is just a part of the package of cuts the district must make in order to survive. This year the Griggsville-Perry and Bluff High School drama club revives “Can You Make Me a Star?,” an original play written by drama club sponsor and director Peg Ratliff. ■ Pickings from Pike’s Past is compiled by Michael Boren.

Guest Column: Scott Reeder


No need for this tax

he latest taxation plan in Springfield is more than a bit hard to swallow. State Sen. Mattie Hunter, D-Chicago, has introduced legislation for the state to start taxing soda pop at a rate of 1 cent per ounce. That would jack up the price of a case of pop by 50 percent or about $2.88. Hunter’s reason is straightforward: Pop makes us fat. No kidding. So do pecan pie, potato chips and just about anything eaten to excess. Should we start creating special taxes for them, too? Or, you know, a few years ago I was reporting in Cuba and found that the government there rations food. It seems to ensure no one gets fat, but it leaves plenty of folks hungry. Perhaps that is a model Hunter should consider. Back during World War II, our government rationed food. I still have some of my grandmother’s ration stamps tucked away in a drawer. Maybe that would be a scheme worthy of the good senator’s adoption. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying soda is particularly good for you. Like many journalists I was once a caffeine fiend downing seven or eight diet sodas a day. But 15 months ago I gave up all pop. Now the only beverages I consume are skim milk and water. But that is a personal choice.

And pardon me, but personal choices should be just that – personal. They shouldn’t be subject to the dictates of government. Government needs to butt out of our private lives. Personal responsibility should triumph over government mandates. By the way, in case you think this is all about government wanting just the best for you, think again. This tax plan would suck $600 million a year right out of the pockets of Illinoisans, one quarter at a time. And that money would be used to further expand government. Illinois doesn’t have a revenue problem – it has a spending problem. Revenues are at their highest level in the state’s 196-year history. But our state government is still broke. There is an insatiable thirst for dollars in Springfield that no soda tax can quench. While soda may be making people overweight, new taxes are making our government fat. That in itself is a good reason for supporters of the new tax to put a cork in it. Scott Reeder is a veteran statehouse reporter and the journalist in residence at the Illinois Policy Institute. He can be reached at sreeder@

Guest Column: Dr. E. Kirsten Peters

A step forward in predicting volcanic eruptions


here are two main things most people would like to know about particular volcanoes: when is the next eruption and how big will that eruption be? Scientists in Iceland have taken another step forward in monitoring volcanoes to best predict when they will erupt and even warn people of the size of the coming eruption. In May of 2011, a volcano in Iceland named Grímsvötn erupted. It generated a 12-milehigh plume of volcanic debris that temporarily grounded airplanes as far away as Great Britain. The problem wasn’t as great, though, as that which had occurred a year earlier, when another Icelandic volcano erupted. That 2010 eruption -- from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano -- grounded many flights across northern Europe and made major headlines at the time. The 2011 Grímsvötn eruption was recently written up in the journal Nature Geoscience to illustrate an advance researchers made that may help us with future predictions of volcanic activity. Because scientists knew the volcano was coming to life, they had placed a Global Positioning System monitor on its flank. About an hour before Grímsvötn erupted, the

GPS device -- rigged to send readings to scientists in real time -- registered ground movement of a couple of feet. Data from “a GPS site can tell you not only that there’s unrest at a volcano, but that it’s about to erupt and then how high its plume will be,” said Sigrún Hreinsdóttir, speaking to Nature Geoscience. Hreinsdóttir is a geophysicist at the University of Iceland and one of the authors of the journal article. Obviously, the more information that can be known, the better, when it comes to eruptions. Any information about timing can help people evacuate the areas likely to be affected. And knowing how high the volcanic plume may reach can help pilots and air traffic controllers as they try to adapt to a situation that’s rapidly unfolding. Grímsvötn is a truly active volcano, so inquiring minds may want to know why it’s not thoroughly covered in GPS monitors. The answer is that much of the volcano lies beneath an ice sheet. Ice sheets have their own movement issues, so monitoring them won’t give you good information about a volcano. Researchers did what they could to attach a GPS device on a

rare, rocky outcrop above the ice. Next came a bit of math. The researchers didn’t want to just record ground movement, they wanted to estimate what they could about what such movement meant for changes in pressure in the underground magma chamber. Such pressure tends to correspond to the size of the eventual ash plume. It’s long been the case that seismic instruments have been used to monitor tremors and give general predictions of when an eruption will occur. But the GPS measurements have the advantage of giving information about the size of the eruption to come, Hreinsdóttir explained. The new GPS approach with the magma-pressure calculations still needs further testing. “We need another eruption to prove we are right,” Hreinsdóttir said. –––––––––––––––––––––––– ■ Dr. E. Kirsten Peters, a native of the rural Northwest, was trained as a geologist at Princeton and Harvard. This column is a service of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University.

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Jesse R. Tolbert Jesse R. Tolbert, 83, of Pittsfield and formerly of rural Hamburg, died Saturday Feb. 22, 2014 at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. Jesse was born Jan. 25, 1931 in Michael, a son of Emial and Irene Kaiser Tolbert. He married Bonnie N. Dwyer Nov. 25, 1950 at the Methodist parsonage in Hamburg and she survives. Jesse was employed by the Illinois Department of Transportation, serving as captain and supervisor for the Kampsville Ferry before retiring in 2000, after nearly 20 years. He was also a long time Calhoun County grain and livestock farmer and especially enjoyed raising cattle. Jesse was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Kampsville American Legion Post 1083 and the V.F.W. He was a member of the Teamster’s Union Local 525 in Alton and the Belleview Community Church. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Bonnie N. Tolbert of Pittsfield, a son, Greg (wife, Debbie) Tolbert of Lake Ozark, Mo., two grandchildren, Jessica (husband, Brent) Merryman of Barry and Kyle (fiancé, Shana Mora) Tolbert of Branson, Mo., a greatgranddaughter, Kinsley Merryman, a sister, Myrtle Fredenberg of Shipman and two brothers, Harry (wife, Patsy) Tolbert of Jerseyville and Ray (wife, Patty) Tolbert of South Roxanna. Jesse was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were held Tuesday. Feb. 25 at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Pastor Chris Thomas. Burial, with military honors provided by Kampsville American Legion Post 1083, followed at the Poor Cemetery near Mozier. Visitation was held Monday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Poor Cemetery, the Alzheimers Foundation or to the charity or organization of the donor’s choice.  Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling the arrangements.

Rebecca Lynn Jones Rebecca Lynn Jones, of Aitkin, Minn., died at her home surrounded by her family, Saturday, March 1, 2014. She was born in Peoria, to the late William and Lucille Jones. She graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1972. Her father was the minister at the United Methodist Church at that time. She attended Eastern Illinois University before moving to Colorado. She and her family moved to Aitkin, Minn. in 1983 where she became a very active member of the community. Becki was a member of the Aitkin Chamber of Commerce and Aitkin Retail Committee. She also played viola in The Great River Strings Orchestra. She owned and operated Gramma’s Pantry, the local health food store for 29 years. Becki truly loved her customers. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, traveling with her family and friends, good food and great music. Becki is survived by her two children; Peter Lowe Jr. of Fort Ripley, Minn. and Brekke Lowe (fiance’, Dave Schuety) of San Diego, Calif.. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Caden and Lucille Schuety. Becki has three sisters, Julie Bucknam of MapleGrove, Minn.; Karen Gowen (husband Bruce) of Guatemala; and Jeri Franz (husband Gentz) of Jacksonville. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Aitkin. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7pm at Sorenson-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Dorris Cemetery followed by a reception at the Beanery in Aitkin.

Kenneth 'Kenny' Mixer

Richard 'Kent' Franklin

Kenneth “Kenny” Mixer, 81 of Quincy, formerly of Pittsfield died at his home, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Kenny was born in Pittsfield, Oct. 1, 1932 a son of Leroy Victor and Cora I. Thornton Mixer. Kenny married Diana Lewis July 19, 1984, in Palmyra, Mo., and she survives. Kenny was a veteran of the United States Army serving from 19521954. He was a 50 year 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Pittsfield Masonic Lodge #790 A.F. & A.M, a 51 year member of the Pittsfield American Legion Post #152, a past member of the Pittsfield Junior Chamber of Commerce and served as an alderman for the Pittsfield City Council. While living in Pittsfield, Kenny was an elder for the Pittsfield Christian Church and also was a Sunday school teacher for seventh and eighth graders and a former Little League coach. He worked for the Miles Drug Store in Pittsfield as a pharmacist for more than 20 years. In 1980 he joined Best Buy Homecare and worked until his retirement. From 1988-2010 Kenny and Diana owned and operated the Mixer’s Industrial Commercial Cleaners Inc. He also was a bus driver for the Quincy Public School System. Kenny attended The Crossing Church in Quincy. He enjoyed gardening, boating, camping, fishing, woodworking and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Diana and two children: Matthew (Kelly) Mixer of Gilbert, Ariz. and Julie (John) Holm of Chatham, in addition to two step-children: Bobby (Michelle) Lewis, Jr. and Terry (Wendy) Sheets, Sr. all of Quincy. Four grandchildren survive: Brock Dace of Springfield, Kyle (Amanda) Dace of Springfield, Taylor Dace, a student at Olivet Nazarene University and Adam Holm of Chatham. Step-grandchildren surviving are: Jayden Lewis, Hayley Lewis, Terry Sheets Jr., Jesse Sheets, and Brittney Schieter all of Quincy and Ashleigh (Camden) Poole of Springfield, in addition to step-great grandchildren, Brooklyn Sheets and Remy Poole. Kenny was preceded in death by his parents and his only sister, Dorothy. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Clint Weir officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service from noon until 2 p.m. with Masonic services being held at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, conducted by Pittsfield Lodge #790 A.F. & A.M. Interment will be in the West Cemetery in Pittsfield with graveside military honors accorded by the Pittsfield American Legion Post #152 and Military Funeral Honor Guard. Memorials are suggested to be made to the Crossing Church of Quincy or Pittsfield Masonic Lodge #790. Condolences may be sent to the family at The Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield has been entrusted with the service.

Richard “Kent” Franklin, 76 of Nebo, died Sunday, March 2, 2014 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Kent was born Feb. 13, 1938 in Nebo, a son of Robley “Evans” and Vernice Boren Franklin. He married Diana Osterman in Alton, May 5, 1979 and she survives. Kent was a member of the Nebo Church of Christ, a member of the Franklin Masonic Lodge #25 A.F. & A.M. in Alton, since November 1966 and a member of the St. Louis Moolah Shriners. Kent had worked at McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company in St. Louis, Mo. in the astronautics division working on the Gemini program, Mercury program, First Manned Apollo Mission and First Walk in Space program in addition to many other programs and accomplishments in the Aerospace industry. He was past president of the International Aerospace Machinists Union and he and Diana was active lobbyist for the machinist union local chapter. Kent loved to do things for others and donated the use of his many classic cars over the years for parades in Pike County and in Alton and St. Louis area. He was a loving husband, a great prankster with a never-ending sweet tooth He loved to collect memorabilia of his friends and of Pike County. Kent loved his dogs, Beanie, Beni and Kodi. Kent and Diana enjoyed taking the dogs everywhere they went. Kent is survived by his wife, Diana of Nebo; son, Steven Franklin of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughter, Cathy (Steve) Wulfenstein of St. George, Utah; four grandchildren, Brittany (Chris) Jacoby, Amy, Katey, and Bradley Wulfenstein and a greatgranddaughter, Poppy Jacoby. A daughter-in-law, J.C. Cudiamat and many cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernice and Evans Franklin, brother, Ed Franklin and a sister, Patsy Franklin Harbin. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Don Hannel officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Masonic rites being conducted at 6 p.m. by Pittsfield Lodge #790 A.F. & A.M. Memorials are suggested to be made to the Nebo Fire Department, Pike County Animal Shelter or the Eye Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family at www. The Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield has been entrusted with the service.

Rotary has tickets for Cardinal game The Pittsfield Rotary Club is selling tickets for the St. Louis Cardinals versus the Chicago Cubs game to be held Saturday, April 12 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Game time is 1:15 p.m. Every fan attending the game will receive a duplicate (NL) Cardinal championship ring. Ticket price is $49 per ticket which is a five dollar discount per ticket price. All tickets are in the left field/right loge levelsecond level of the stadium.   Payment must be made at the time of your order. Tickets purchased through the Pittsfield Rotary Club allow the club to apply for literacy grants each year which in turn benefit our county schools.  To order tickets call Debbie Dugan at 217-248-2471. Checks are payable to Rotary District 6460. Last day to order is March 25.

Marilyn M. Barnes Marilyn M. Barnes, 84 of Barry, died Friday evening Feb. 28, 2014 at the Barry Community Care Center. She was born in Pittsfield, March 24, 1929 to George and Nellie Shewe Jones. She married Bob Barnes at the Barry United Methodist Church in 1963 and he survives. After graduating from Barry High School in 1948, Marilyn attended Gem City College in Quincy, then worked for Grover Redman. She later worked for Gully Insurance and Hays-Gates Insurance before joining the boys in the garage at Oitker Ford, where she was the bookkeeper until she retired. Marilyn was a wonderful cook, and loved to bake her Christmas rolls, bread and ice cream pie. She was a great seamstress who made clothes for herself and her family. She was an avid reader and was an active member of the Barry United Methodist Church. Marilyn always said that her husband Bob was “a good looking man”, and she loved to spend time with him and the rest of her loving family. Survivors include her husband Bob, and two daughters: N.L. (Kenny McPherson) Barnes of Sedalia, Mo.; Carol (Kris) Knight of Sedalia, Mo.; two grandchildren, Madison and Jones Knight. Marilyn was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Jones and a sister, Elizabeth Jones. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 5, at 11 a.m., at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry with Associate Pastor, JoAnn Ruff officiating. Visitation was held Tuesday evening, at the Niebur Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in the Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry. Memorials are suggested to be made to the Barry United Methodist Church or Barry Community Care Center. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nieburfh. com. The Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry is handling the arrangements.

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The challenge is a series of tests created for high school students by the WYSE program designed to present a challenge to the state’s brightest students. The competition is sponsored by the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers and WYSE to encourage recognition of students in science, math and related areas.  Seven high schools were represented in the contest, each sending a team of 14 students with one school also sending at-large competitors. Western High School received third place in division 300 teams (enrollment of 300 or fewer students). Pittsfield High School earned second place in division 700 teams (enrollment of 301-700). Schools placing first or second in this regional contest are eligible to advance to sectional competition.  Subjects tested include biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, mathematics, and physics.  Test material is from senior high school freshmanlevel college curricula.  Tests are written by test production teams of college and university faculty and increase in level of difficulty to correspond to regional, sectional and state final levels of competition. Andrew Happekotte, JWCC manager of career and advising services, coordinated the event. All eligible teams and individuals will advance from the contest to sec-

tional competition at Illinois Central College on March 4. The students tested in the morning in the Student Activity Center, and an awards ceremony was held in JWCC’s Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the afternoon. The highest scoring teams in each division received trophies.  Medallions were awarded in each division to the individuals with the top scores in a subject area.  Western High School was the only high school competing in the atlarge category. In biology, Evin Main received first place, Eric Craigmiles placed second and Hannah Koehler got third place. In chemistry Pressley Fee, Carlee Hively and Rachel Snyder placed first, Ashlynn Schulz got second, and JJ Bryant received third. In english Pressley Fee placed first, Rachel Snyder got second and Ashlynn Schulz got third. In division 300 Maddie Martin, a student at Western, received third place in biology. Maddie Martin, a student at Western, placed first and Kellie Swartz, also a student at Western, placed third in english. In division 700, from Pittsfield High School, Sarah Clendenny and Brian Renoud received first place and Marie Rush placed third in biology. In computer science Kyle Boshardy placed first and Eric Hammitt placed second. Rowly Filburt placed second in english.

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Aubrey Westmaas shows off the signatures she and her mother inspired people to sign, pledging to “End the Word.” The mother-daughter duo recently spoke about discrimination against those with disabilities in the Western School District and are available for other speaking dates.

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with the clean-up

As areas that were in the path of the Feb.20 F2 tornado start the clean-up process. Tom Barger, who had one of the farmsteads hardest hit, got some help from FFA members from Pittsfield High School. The group was at Barger’s farm Wednesday, walking through pastures and fields that had metal, nails or anything else

that might be hazardous to livestock or farm machinery. Those helping were, front row, left to right, Frazier Curless, Courtney Pearson, Lauren Hull, Ali Nation, Taylor Bauer. Second row, Austin Guthrie, Kenny Little, Cameron Herring, Daylan Lemons, Ian Davis, Willow Krumwiede. Submitted photo

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Griggsville Estates Valentines Day Queen Katie Ballenger, left, and King Winn Dean enjoyed a day fit for royalty.

By beth zumwalt Pike Press AubrieWestmaas and her mother, Michelle, are taking a leap into empowering those with disabilities Michelle Westmaas is involved in disability advocacy, a path that seemed natural 16-years ago, when her daughter was born with Kabuki sndrome. “I’ve been going to conferences and places and talking about the potential in those that have disabilities,” Michelle Westmaas said. “There is another woman who does the same thing with her daughter who has Down’s Syndrome. I told Aubrie we could be like them and work together.” Aubrey, who has spoken to the Illinois Legislature, appeared in theatrical presentations at Pittsfield High School and dreams of a Broadway career, was finally convinced that partnering with her mother, in her words, “Would be a nice sideline ( to her Broadway career).” Their message is clear: “Having a disability doesn’t mean you can’t be a contributing member of your community.” “It may take a little longer to find a way, but there is a way,” Michelle Westmaas said. “Our vision is that all people with disabilities have the power and the opportunity to be extraordinary. Their message is about self-determination, empowerment and possibilities.”

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Michelle said she was encouraged by Aubrey’s decision to join her in her advocacy venture. “She’s 16. It’s time she got a job. She can’t get a job delivering pizzas,” Michelle said. “But this something she can do. And she is good at it. She speaks passionately about it. What better way to reach people? It’s perfect for her.” The two made a presentation to Pittsfield High School last year to “End the Word.” According to Michelle, it was very well received. “Most people use the word most often associated with disabilities and don’t even mean it,” Michelle Westmaas said. “What they mean is something is frustrating or doesn’t make sense. It’s not the word they want in the first place.” This year the Westmaas’s have taken the progam to Western School in Barry, where it, too, was well received by the students. “They were doing a section on bullying and they asked us to come speak,” Michelle said. “Please visit our website <http://www%2Cmwestmaas.> , join us on Facebook <https:// w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / g r o u p s / ExpectExtraOrdinary/> and subscribe to our YouTube channel <> .  Spread the word to others who need inspiration from the perspective of a extraordinary young woman.”


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Not your mother’s English class By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press English class at Pittsfield High School today is not the same as it was even a year ago. The class is using Google Chrome tablets to help students in the class. There is no designed program and teacher Callie Sears says she is learning as much as her students. “We are flying by the seat of our pants,” Sears said. “But it has made a huge difference in our class.” As part of the overall project, Sears said the school identified a group of students who were struggling. The English Strategies class was developed to help those students.. “They weren’t special education, they just needed an intervention or a little more support,” she said. “It reinforces skills taught in a regular English class and provides supports to students who want to succeed but struggle to do so. Sometimes just that little extra support will get a student interested in going to college.” Sears said all students are using the Google Chrome, but the ones who were struggling are catching up fast.

The Chrome Books were purchased using a a Rural Schools grant which go to schools with high percentages of students qualifying for free or reduced lunches. The Google Chrome tablets have been in use since the beginning of the second semester. “It’s great because if the students have Internet access, they have the capability to ask questions or work on the research papers or their journals,” Sears said. “And the same for me, as long as I have Internet access, even my phone, I can answer questions, and share information with them in real time.” Sears said the tablets were especially helpful during all the snow days through the winter. “Students could still work on their projects,” she said. She said students who are normally shy or afraid to ask questions have really blossomed since using the Chrome books. “Students who normally never said two words are now asking me questions and offering to help fellow students who may have questions,” Sears said.

Recently, students in the journalism class were asked to write a news story. “When they were finished they had to send it to me to proof read and then send it to another student to make sure they had the who, what where, when and why. The other students was able to highlight those things in color, showing that they had found them.” Sears said in addition to bringing some of the more reserved students out of their shell, the tablets help improve students’ typing and technologicial skills, saves paper and also opens up the library and computer lab for other students in other classes. There is a grammar and writing help website and students can take practice skills, do assignments and take quizzes. There is immediate feedback which includes incorrect answers and also tracks a student’s progress. Currently the Chrome Books are only used in English III classes at the high school but Sears hopes to introduce them to other classes . South School has a Chrome Book for each classroom purchased with funds from PTO.

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Calvary Baptist Church welcomes new minister By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Shortly before the first of the year, the Calvary Baptist Church in Pittsfield welcomed a new minister. Pastor Ben Van Kuren and his family, wife Paula, and children, Isaac, 11, Ella, 8, Aaro, 7 and Olivia, 14 months moved to Pittsfield in November. “The first week we were here, there were tornadoes in the area and a tree blew down in our yard,” Van Kuren said. Van Kuren said his family loves living in Pittsfield and Pike County. “We love it, it feels like home,” he said. Since he has taken the pulpit at the church on Franlin Street, the church as started so new programs and projects. “We have a pantry where people can come get things they can’t get at food pantries,” Van Kuren said. “ Cleaning supplies, hygiene items, diapers that sort of thing, People donate them and we have a sponsorship from DOT Foods and are

looking for more,” Also Van Kuren has organized what he calls connect group. “We are putting people together that have like interests,” he said. “It’s just a way to get people to connect more.” So for in the works or being planned are connect groups for senior citizens, young moms, and junkers. “That’s for people who like to go to garage sales and auctions and the like,” he said. “It just a way to make friends and spread the word of Jesus.” The youth program is also thriving at Calvary and Van Kuren gives all the credit to youth miniser Aaron Cooney. “He Is great with the kids and helps me so much,” Van Kuren said. “We have had seven youh surrentder to the ministry either as vowing to become ministers or musical directors in a church or serving in some way,” “Our goal is to learn to know Jesus more and to share that with others,” Van Kuren said. “Right now we are having

Ben Van Curen a Sunday School contest to see who can invite the most people to Sunday School. We would like to reintroduce ourselves to the community.” When not sharing the Gospel, Van Kuren says he likes to spend time with his family and enjoys cooking out.


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Jim Leeds, Pleasant Hill village president, accepts a new sign from Deputy Dan Brennecke identifying Pleasant Hill has having a CrimeStopper organization. Pike County CrimeStoppers purchased each participating town, city or village one new sign with the option to buy additional signs. Brennecke is the sheriff’s department’s liason with CrimeStoppers.

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English III students at Pittsfield High School are using Google Chrome Books to improve English skills as well as computer skills. The tablets also allow the students more interaction and save paper. Demonstrating the use of the tablets are: in front left to right, Julie Mountain, Jerad Heavner. In back, Allison VanStrien and Kyler Philips.

By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Crime Stoppers signs in Pike County have withstood 20 years of rain, snow, sun and some vandalism. The original signs were purchased and supplied to the municipalities when the group was formed in 1993 and were in need of replacement. As a token of appreciation for support, and to mark their 21st year of serving the county, the board of directors of Crime Stoppers voted to donate one free 18 x 24" sign to each town and village with the option of purchasing additional signs at their cost. Board members and Sheriff's Dept. Deputy Dan Brennecke, who is coordinator for the group, are distributing the new signs. Additional signs are available to businesses or organizations for $25.39 each by calling President Ruth Anne Liehr - 217-236-5641 or Secretary Virginia Bradshaw 217-833-2038.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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in and around Pike County Area

BARRY n Barry American Legion March potluck will be at 6:30 p.m. March 13. Ham, tea and coffee will be furnished. All members are welcome. Please bring a covered dish and your table service.

n South School Fun Fair will be held Friday, March 7 from 6-8 p.m. There will be games, food and fun - all with a pirate theme. A small treasure will be provided to each young pirate from United Community Bank.

BAYLIS n The Lenten service in anticipation of Easter will be held at Baylis United Methodist Church Wednesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. Steve Surratt will play, followed by an Ash Wednesday observance and the imposition of the ashes. Anyone not already in worship is invited to attend.

n A Food Manager’s Certification Class will be offered by the Pike County Health Department at Carl’s Cardinal Inn located at 856 W. Washington in Pittsfield. The class will be 15 hours long total beginning March 18 and continuing on March 25, April 1 and April 8 from 5-9 p.m. Participants in the class will take an Illinois State approved exam to become certified as an Illinois State Food Service Sanitation Manager. The class size will be limited. More information can be obtained by visiting, visiting the Pike County Health Department or calling Jane Johnson at 217-285-4407 ext. 118.

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 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.

n Pike/Calhoun Unit of the IRTA will meet March 20 at the Red Apple Room of the Old Orchard Country Club at 11:30 a.m. They will have a Dutch treat lunch, then meeting with several guests. n Illini Community Hospital will hold a blood drive Thursday, March 20 from 2-5:30 p.m. at the Illini Community Hospital Bloodmobile, located at 640 W. Washington in Pittsfield. Sign up to donate by calling Kathy Hull at 217-285-2113 x278 or at www.

HULL n Hull Service League’s annual biscuit and gravy breakfast will be Saturday, Feb. 22 from 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Hull Lion’s Club.

n Volunteers from the West Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging will provide income tax assistance Monday, March 24 at John Wood Community College in Pittsfield. This serrvice is offered through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and co-sponsoeed by the Area Agency on Aging and the Internal Revenue Service. No farms or businesses please. Appointments are necessary. For further information or to schedule an appointment, call Connie at Pike County Senior Services, 217-285-6150.

NEW SALEM n The Lenten service in anticipation of Easter will be held at New Salem United Methodist Church Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. The Pleasant Hill Bell choir will perform at this services. Anyone not already in worship is invited to attend. For questions, contact Pastor Dave at 217-833-2575.

PLEASANT HILL n The Pleasant Hill Fire Department fish fry will be at the fire house Sunday, March 9 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. or until sold out. Catfish and buffalo will be served with two sides, dessert and a drink. Deliveries will be available in Pleasant Hill. For delivery, call 217734-9212.

PERRY n The North Pike Fire Department annual pancake and whole hog sausage breakfast will be Saturday, March 8 from 6-10 a.m. at the middle school cafeteria in Perry. Free will donations will be accepted. Proceeds will be used to update equipment at the fire department. Call Fire Chief Paul Craig at 217257-5459 for more information.

n There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive March 18 from 1-6 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Lions Club, 100 Fairgrounds Road, Pleasant Hill.

n The Lenten service in anticipation of Easter will be held at Perry United Methodist Church Wednesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. Ken Bradbury will return to his hometown to share his musical ministry for this service. Anyone not already in worship is invited to attend. For questions, contact Pastor Dave at 217-833-2575. PITTSFIELD n The Pittsfield High School class of 1969 is planning their 45th class reunion for this summer and needs help with addresses or contact information for the following classmates. If anyone can help, please contact Helen Earls at 312 S Walnut St., Pittsfield or Karen Fox at 220 Fair St., Pittsfield or 285-5481. Art Bradley, Marsha Cannon, Linda Cannon, Grant White, Virginia Cheek, Sherrill Cox, Jim Dejaynes, Barbara Malone, Patricia Strong, Marjean Schmidt, Barbara Dietzman, Patricia Wright, Dave Herget, Roger Hull, Mike Wagner, Kathy Mays, Billie Odell, Martha Hart, Bill Oakley, Chris Pali, Jack Ruble, Don Myers, Jodi Moody, Joan Shade, Wayne and Peggy Cawthon, Paul Staley, Michael Scheibe, Janet Shaw, Steven Smith, Thelma Haughey, Dale Johnson, Roger Loyd. n Pike County Home & Garden Club has rescheduled date to March 25 due to election. The meeting will be held at the Farm Bureau Building at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Come with ideas of lessons you would like. n Illini Health Services CPAP clinic will be Wednesday, March 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This free clinic will be held in conjunction with National Sleep Awareness Week. Anyone with a CPAP/BiPAP prescribed by a physician is welcome to bring in their unit to be checked. Appointments may be made by calling IHS at 217-285-1914. n Pittsfield United Methodist Church White Elephant Sale is Saturday, March 8 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Games, books, puzzles, pictures, knickknacks, gently used clothing and shoes, VCR and DVD movies, CD’s, small appliances, tools and much more will be available. The event is sponsored by the Witness Team. All proceeds go to support the WBBA Radio Ministry. n The World Day of Prayer will be held Friday, March 7 at 2 p.m. and the Church of the Nazarene, located at 227 W. Washington in Pittsfield.

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ON GOING 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 217-833-2575 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 Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at 416 E. Chestnut St. in Griggsville with n The Pittsfield Woman’s Club will meet every 4th Tuesday of the month at noon for lunch and a program at the Community Center. For more information or to become a member, call Sandy Henry, 285-6480. All Pike County women are welcome. n Exercises classes will be held at the Senior Center in Pittsfield Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:15-6:15. They are for both men and women. These classes are easy enough that most can do them. If you have any questions, feel free to stop by the Senior Center or call 217-285-4524. n The Pittsfield High School Athletic Dept. is looking for a way to get alumni of PHS addresses. If you are yourself, or if you know the person who is in charge of planning your class reunions, please contact Athletic Director Don Bigley at 217-285-6888 or email dbigley@ 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. n Blood Pressure Checks Liberty Village of Pittsfield will provide free checks the last Monday of every month at the Hull Community Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free soup and sandwich will be provided by Liberty Village and transportation will be provided by the Western Public Transit for anyone to and from the center! n The Pike County Health Department is now offering IDPH approved on-line food service sanitation classes. Both the initial 15 hour “certification class” and the five hour “refresher” class are offered. Participants must have internet access and an e-mail address to sign up. The cost for the 15-hour certification class is $75 and $35 for the 5-hour refresher class. A registration form can be downloaded from the Pike County Health Department website at, Call Jane Johnson at (217) 285-4407, ext 118 for more information. n Pittsfield Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star meets every fourth Monday at the Masonic Lodge at 7:30 p.m. n T.O.P.S. Meeting at the Milton Christian Church Annex every Tuesday, weigh-in 6-6:30, meeting 6:30 p.m. The group is open to the public. For information, call Shanna Edison 217723-4034 or email shannad81@gmail. com. n Pittsfield Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of every month at the Courtyard Cafe. For more information, please contact Mike Graham at 217473-3791.


n Job Club will be open to the public every Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. No appointment necessary.Two Rivers Regional Council Office at 120 South Madison, Pittsfield. n The Pittsfield Meal Site located in the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 225 N. Memorial offers daily meals at noon, Monday-Friday. Please call Connie at 285-6150 the day before or by 8:45 a.m. the day of the lunch, or any time before the day you would like to eat with us. Donation only for seniors over 60. Those under 60 are required to pay the full cost of $6. Transportation available. The senior center is also collecting used cell phones for seniors. Your old cell phone may provide the critical link between law enforcement and someone in trouble. OUT OF THE COUNTY n St. Brigid church will have their annual roast beef and noodle dinner Sunday, March 9 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Roast beef, homemade noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce dessert and tea or coffee will be served. Baked goods will also be sold at the event. St. Brigid church is located along Route 104 on the north edge of Liberty. It is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 217-45-3680. 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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A daughter was born to Eric and Kayloni Obert of Barry Monday, Feb. 24 at 7:12 p.m. DEEDER A son, Kitsch Gideon, was born to Dustin and Amber Deeder of Pittsfield Feb. 15, 2014 at 4:51 p.m. Kitsch weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Kevin and Debbie Ketchum and Greg Ruble of Pittsfield and Pete and Shelby Deeder of Griggsville. Greatgrandparents are Dave and Betty Rush of New Salem and Ann Slight of Griggsville.

Cards of Thanks Hess I would like to say thank you to Fred and Jennifer Ruzich for the surprise birthday party. Also attending was Dennis and Teresa Wade, Andy and Sheryl Borrowman, my pastor Jon Kroeze and wife Mary Lou, Tyler and Laura Ruzich and daughter Cecilia. To everyone from the Pittsfield Nazarene Church for their thoughts and prayers. Les Hess. Cawthon We would like to thank our family and friends who sent flowers, food, cards, memorials and simple words of encouragement during the passing of our loved one, Bud Cawthon. We would like to thank Pastors Dave Kelley and Al Laird for the beautiful touching service. Also to Jennifer Niebur and her staff. The ladies from New Salem United Methodist Church and Baylis Baptist Church who provided a wonderful meal. Thank you to East Side for the wonderful care they gave dad. Bud Cawthon family.

The annual cleaning of Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Illinois Will begin on March 15.

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Erin Rae Kurtz and Peter Neal Lister, both of Barry will be married June 7, 2014 at Barry United Methodist Church. Kurtz’s parents are Delbert and Bonnie Kurtz and Lister’s parents are Craig and Myrna Lister. Kurtz is a 2000 graduate of West Pike High School and works as a receptionist at the Barry Dental Clinic. Lister is a 2005 graduate of Barry High School and a 2010 graduate of Blackburn College in Carlinville. He currently works for Dot Foods.

Reegan and Griffin Sealock celebrated their birthdays with family and friends during a dinner party Saturday, Feb. 15 at their home in Rolling Meadows. Reegan was three years old Feb. 11 and Griffin was one year old Feb. 20.   Their parents are Chad and Callie Sealock.  (Chad’s birthday was Feb. 22.)  Grandparents are Kay Sealock of Pittsfield, Steve and Jan Sealock of Kansas City, MO. and Bob and Mary Truschke of Arlington Heights.  Great-grandmother is Bettie Harrison of Pittsfield and the late Noble Harrison, the late William and Joann Sealock, Louis Sevier of Florida and the late Joyce Sevier.

Moss joins Farmers State Bank Farmers State Bank proudly welcomes Jill Moss as the Human Resources Manager. With 13 years of customer service experience and eight years of communications experience, Jill brings a great amount of knowledge to help originate and lead practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and ongoing development of a superior workforce. Prior to joining Farmers State Bank, Jill worked at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield as the Public Relations Coordinator. “What attracted me to Farmers State Bank is its culture of professionalism and customer-centered business style,” said Jill. “I am

also impressed with the company’s growth trajectory and passion to live their vision of making every customer feel like the only customer every time. I am excited to join such an energetic and top-performing team.” Jill is a Winchester High School graduate and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Benedictine University in Springfield, Ill. where she graduated magna cum laude. Jill resides in Pittsfield with her husband, Stan. She enjoys running with her dogs, reading, and teaching exercise classes. Jill is also the Vice President of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, a member of YPike! (Young Professionals of Pike County) and a member of the First Christian Church of Pittsfield.

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


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Heat vs Ice: The When & Why Heat: What does it do? Heat therapy opens blood vessels, which increases blood flow, relaxes muscles, alleviates pain, and aides in the healing process. When to use it? Heat is a wonderful way to help loosen up stiff joints and tight muscles. It is also a good method of pain relief for tension headaches and other chronic conditions such as shoulder stiffness or patellar tendonitis. Always wait 48-72 hours after an injury before considering heat therapy. When in doubt, use ice. Safety Tips: •Treat for no longer than 20 minutes at a time. •Do not use heat if you have no feeling in the affected body part. •Never use heat if there is swelling or bruising. •Do not use heat if you have poor circulation in the area of treatment. •Wait 1 hour between heat treatments. Ice: What does it do? Cold therapy slows down the blood flow to an injury, which reduces swelling, inflammation, and pain. When to use it? Ice should be used right after an injury or after an activity that aggravates a chronic condition. Ice is good for migraine headaches, sprains and strains that may occur with sports, slips and falls or lifting. When in doubt, use ice! Safety Tips: •Treat for no longer than 20 minutes at a time. •During treatment, check the skin every 5 minutes to ensure no harm is being done. •Do not place ice or ice packs directly on exposed skin, place a thin towel as

Jessica Borrowman, D.C. a barrier. •Wait 1 hour between ice treatments. Is it appropriate to use both heat and ice? Absolutely! Heat and ice in combination are a great way to combat chronic injuries. In non-acute injuries, heat can be applied before activity to help loosen muscles and joints. After an activity, apply ice to combat any inflammation that may result. Using a combination of heat and ice in the same session can be very beneficial when battling chronic conditions. Apply 10 minutes of heat, take a 5 minute break, and then apply 10 minutes of ice. Remember to use safe heat and ice therapy techniques. Jessica Borrowman, D.C., owns and operates Borrowman Chiropractic in Pittsfield

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New CSA recommendations for pediatric oral healthcare Dental decay is the most common chronic childhood disease. More than 16 million children in the United States alone suffer from untreated tooth decay, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As more and more children develop cavities, new advice is being offered to those who care for young children's emerging and established teeth. The American Dental Association's Council on Scientific Affairs has updated its dental care guidelines for caregivers. While it was once recommended to use water only or a nonfluoride toothpaste to clean teeth of the very young, the CSA now recommends the use of fluoride toothpaste even for young children, saying parents and other caregivers should brush their kids' teeth with fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first tooth comes in. "Approximately 25 percent of children have or had cavities before entering kindergarten, so it's important to provide guidance to caregivers on the appropriate use of fluoride toothpaste to help prevent their children from developing cavities," said CSA chair Edmond L. Truelove, D.D.S. The CSA recommends that caregivers use a smear of fluoride toothpaste (or an amount about the size of a grain of rice) for children younger than three years old and a pea-size amount of fluoride toothpaste for children between the ages of three and six years old. The updated guidelines are intended to provide children with the full benefit of cavity protection while limiting their risk of developing fluorosis, which is a mild discoloration of teeth usually appearing as faint lines. The CSA found that using just a


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How to start babies on solid foods

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The American Dental Association is now recommending fluoride toothpaste be used on children's teeth as soon as they emerge.

"smear" of toothpaste for children younger than three years old and a pea-size amount for children between the ages of three and six helps to prevent cavities and is less likely to cause fluorosis. Children should spit out toothpaste as soon as they are old enough to do so. Caregivers also are urged to take their children to the dentist when the first tooth erupts or no later than a child's first birthday. Semiannual or annual visits thereafter should be the norm, or as directed by a dentist. Oral healthcare is important for people of all ages, including very young children with cavities. Learn more about preventative oral care by visiting





As many new parents can attest, a new baby brings with it many mysteries. Considering children do not come with instruction manuals, it's up to Mom and Dad to learn the ropes through trial and error and with some advice from pediatricians, friends and relatives. One error new parents commonly make is introducing solid foods to their infants before the tots are ready. The American Academy of Pediatrics and Health Canada now recommend infants should not start solid foods until age six months. Breast milk or infant formula should be the food of choice for infants younger than six months. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity surveyed 1,334 women before they gave birth, and nearly every month during the first year of the child's life. Mothers were asked to report feeding habits. Forty percent of mothers gave their babies solid foods prior to age four months. The most common reason for giving the food was the mothers believed the baby was old enough to begin eating solid foods. Mothers also said that the baby seemed hungry a lot and was not satiated by breast milk or formula alone. More than 50 percent of mothers in the study responded that a doctor told them the baby could start solid food before four months old. Children who are introduced to solid foods too early may not be

developmentally ready to accept these foods. Studies also have linked the early introduction of solid foods with an increased risk of chronic diseases, such as obesity and eczema, later in life. Babies also may not be physically able to move their tongues and swallow properly to handle solid foods. Here are some guidelines for knowing when and how to introduce solid foods to a baby's diet. n Recognize readiness signs. Signs that your child is ready for solid foods include the ability to sit up and lean forward, good head control, the ability to pick up food and try to put it in his or her mouth and the ability to turn his or her head away to indicate fullness. If the baby watches you while eat and seems interested in your food, this may also indicate a readiness for solid food. n Begin with one food at a time. Most pediatricians recommend starting out with iron-fortified cereals as the first solid foods because they're least likely to cause an allergic reaction. These cereals can be diluted with milk or formula to make them more palatable. Others prefer to start with an iron-rich vegetable. Good starter vegetables include sweet potatoes, squash and peas. Before adding any more solid foods, stick with the initial food for at least one week or more to determine if the child can tolerate the food. Introducing solid foods to infants should only be done when the child is developmentally ready.

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Pikeland Community School musicians attend contest Pikeland Community School traveled to Quincy Saturday, Feb. 22 to participate in the annual Illinois Grade School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Contest. Pikeland had a total of 65 events participating in the vocal, instrumental and piano categories that day. 53 received a Division I rating and 12 received a Division II rating. Pikeland music teachers for these students are Angela Lipcamon– fifth, seventh and eighth grade band, Justin Bangert-sixth grade band and James Feldpausch-vocal. The rating results are as follows: Seventh and eighth grade instrumental solos-Div. I rading: Flute-Freedom Long, Maggie Marable, Alayna Scranton Alto Saxophone-Chandler Hayden, Olivia Hobbs, Eli Ten Eyck Trumpet-McKinley Jennings, Ethan Pierce, Joey Feenstra, Lauren Hawley, Dustin Lynch French horn-Anna Curless Baritone/Euphonium-Colin James Seventh and eighth grade instrumental ensembles-Div. I rating: Flute duet-Freedom Long and Alayna Scranton Saxophone trio-Martin Filbert, Eli Ten Eyck and Jacob Gresham Trumpet duet-Sydney Bauer and McKinley Jennings Mixed brass duet-Joey Feenstra and Colin James Mixed brass quartet-Ethan Pierce, Jack Heafner, John Scranton and Colin James Seventh and eighth grade instrumental solos-Div. II rating: Flute-Autumn Grummel

Clarinet-Kyla McDonald Trumpet-Sydney Bauer, Jack Heafner Snare drum-Wyatt Watkins Seventh and eighth grade instrumental ensembles-Div. II rating: Woodwind duet-Kelly Rhodes and Abi Crawford Snare drum duet-Wyatt Watkins and Gretchen Wessel Body percussion trio-Wyatt Watkins, Gretchen Wessel and Lauren Hawley Sixth grade instrumental solosDiv. I rating: Flute-Elaina Ten Eyck Clarinet-Cherise Anderson Alto saxophone-Avery Lewis Tenor saxophone-Nick Niebur Baritone saxophone-Noah Gay

Trumpet-Emily Pursley Percussion-Lauren Saxe Sixth grade instrumental ensembles-Div. I rating: Flute trio-Breanna Gratton, Josie Place, Elaina Ten Eyck Clarinet duet-Faith Grummel and Trinity Showalter Trumpet duet (Best of Day)-Josie Marable and Emily Pursley Sixth grade instrumental solosDiv II rating: Clarinet-Faith Grummel Sixth grade instrumental ensembles-Div. II rating: Saxophone duet-Noah Gay and Nick Niebur Piano solo-Div. I rating: Fifth grade-Liam Davidsmeyer, Jayden Stendback

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Fifth grade PCS music contest participants were Liam Davidsmeyer, left, and Jayden Stendback.

Ten Eyck, Wyatt Watkins Vocal solo-Div. II rating: Seveth grade-Riley Parsons Vocal ensembles-Div. I rating: -Cherise Anderson, REbekah Barton, Rilee Harshman, Avery Lewis, Josie Marable, Drew Welbourne -Abigail Cox, Isabella McCartney, Finley Petty, Josie Place, Lauren Saxe, Lainey Ten Eyck -Sydney Bauer, Gabi Davis, Maggie Marable, Alayna Scranton,

Sixth grade-Cherise Anderson, Josie Marable, Lauren Saxe Seventh grade-Colin James, Freedom Long, Alayna Scranton Eighth grade-Joseph Feenstra, Allie Plattner Vocal solo-Div. I rating: Sixth grade-Lainey Ten Eyck Seveth grade-Anna Curless, Olivia Hobbs, Madyson Wood Eighth grade-Jacob Bradshaw, Joseph Feenstra, Lauren Hawley, Eli

John Scranton, Wyat Watkins -Lauren Hawley, Madyson Wood -Lauren Hawley, Abigail Heavner, Allie Plattner, Kristen Sibley, Josiah Syrcle, Eli Ten Eyck -Jacob Bradshaw, Joseph Feenstra, Martin Filbert, Noah Mendenhall, Derek Neupauer, Brett Paben Vocal ensembles-Div. II rating: -Sydney Bauer, Anna Curless, Olivia Hobbs, Freedom Long, Riley Parsons, Gretchen Wessel.

Eighth grade PCS music contest participants are front left to right, Kyla McDonald, Eli Ten Eyck, Lauren Hawley, Joey Feenstra, Dustin Lynch, Kelly Rhodes, Abi Crawford, second row, Martin Filbert, J.D. Gresham, Alli Plattner, Jacob Bradshaw, Abigail Heavner, Kristen Sibley, back row, Josiah Syrcle, Noah Mendenhall, Derek Neupauer and Brett Paben.

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Seventh grade PCS student participants for the solo/ensemble contest are front, Maggie Marable, Alayna Scranton, Freedom Long, Autumn Grummel, Chandler Hayden, Olivia Hobbs, Jack Heafner, second row, Ethan Pierce, Mckinley Jennings, Sydney Bauer, Anna Curless, Colin James, Wyatt Watkins, back left to right, John Scranton, Gretchen Wessel, Madyson Wood, Riley Parsons and Gabi Davis.

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Sixth grade PCS music contestant participants are front, Cherise Anderson, Noah Gay, Breanna Gratton, Faith Grummel, Avery Lewis, Josie Marable, Nick Niebur, Emily Pursley, back left to right, Lauren Saxe, Trinity Showalter, Elaina Ten Eyck, Rebekah Barton, Rilee Harshman, Drew Welbourne, Abigail Cox, Isabella McCartney and Finley Petty. Also participating is Josie Place.


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Milton Christian Church Youth to attend CIY Please keep Linda Lemerande in your prayers. She is a patient at Blessing Hospital. Congratulations to Josh and Heather Richards on the birth of their son, Jonah Isaac Richards, Feb. 26. He weighed 7.5 lbs and was 20.5 inches long.  Jim, Melva and Mike Graham attended Jan Graham Cashen’s Ordination Ceremony as Children’s Minister at First Christian Church in Jacksonville. Also attending were John, Kerensta, Rachel, Katelyn and Aubrey Graham, John and Jeannie Graham and Joan, Lauren and

Garrett Kepley. Mary Lagemann is now offering piano lessons for beginners.  If you are interested, please call Mary at 217-370-0417.  Milton Christian Church Youth will be attending CIY, April 4-5 in St. Charles,  Mo. Cost is   $55 by  March 5 (After  March 5 cost is $65). CIY Believe is a highenergy weekend event for junior high students only.  It is structured specifically for junior high students and is packed with powerful worship, intense drama and teaching from God’s Word. While at Believe, students not only wor-

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By KARRIE SPANN 723-4262 ship together, but also engage in life-challenging discussions with their peers and adult leaders. As they go through the weekend, they discover ways in which God is calling them to be Kingdom Workers in their schools, communities and the world.

Benefit dinner for Kevin Killebrew to be held salad, slaw, baked beans and desserts and coffee and tea. Frank Vaughn and friends will also be performing.  Donations will be taken for the dinner and the band. Donations are to help Kevin with medical expenses. There will also be several raffle items which include: 10-22 Rugger 22, 50/50 Raffle, custom tea towels, quilt, brick of 22 LR shells, kids fishing bundle. There will be a meeting Tuesday, March 11 at 6:30  for anyone wanting to help with the

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benefit for Kevin Killebrew at the Nebo community club. This weekend daylight savings time begins. Don’t forget to “spring forward’. Quote of the week “Brilliant people do not make mistakes, but mistakes make brilliant people.”

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and other area news Howard and Alma Harshman host wedding “There is no achievement without failure”. Daylight saving time begins this coming Sunday, March 9. Set those clocks forward one hour. Do not forget to vote March 18.  One thing on the ballot is about voting yes to help our Pike County Schools.  If I understand it correctly, this sales tax will help all Pike County Schools, and it will also help lower property taxes. But to get the additional information and to answer any of your questions before March 18, call any of the school superintendents (Paula Hawley, Andrea Allen, Ron Edwards, Steve Goodman) or you can go to the website and check out details there. Birthdays and anniversaries for this week are: March 5-Madelyn Dwight March 6-Rodney Cobb, Jonathan Peebles, Susan and Larry Potter March 7-Elisabeth Iftner March 8-Ada Handback, Abby Jo Chamberlain, Ken Davis, Sarah Dunbar Alexander March 9-John Grawe March 10-Ryan Harter, Dalton Troxell, Linda Akin, Carmen Renee (Matthew and Brittiny Dunbar’s daughter) March 11-Laura Gleckler, Marge and Walter Lamb, Diana and Ron Cooper Congratulations and best wishes to Jane and Charlie Lewis who were married Feb. 8. Prayer requests: Angie Lin, Betty Collins, Bob Rue, Brenda Garner, Brenda Smith (Jim Garner’s daughter), Chris Schlieper, Connie McFall, David Brawdy, Dianna Ruble, 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, Nikki Allen, Ona Ogle, Pat Kingery, Rex Smith, Radar Grim, Randy Guthrie, Roger Bonnett, 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. The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.  And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee:  for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.  Psalm 9:9, 10 The Lighthouse Baptist Church in Griggsville has some activities that several may want to take notice and attend.  Starting this Sunday evening, March 9, at 6, they will be having a bible study entitled, “Breaking the Chains of Bondage”.  This will be held the second and fourth Sundays of the month.  Then Friday, March 21, the gospel group Proclaim will be

performing at 6:30 p.m. Recycling-Fridays from 9:301:30 out by Bowlers Universe. Trivia answers from last week: 1. Who was the first member of the Beatles to visit the United States? (In the summer of 1963, George Harrison visited his sister Louise in Benton, IL.) 2.  What did the good Samaritan pour into the hurt man’s wounds? (oil and wine) 3.  Anne and Margot Frank had pen pals from what state in 1940? (Iowa) 4.  How much did the good Samaritan give to the host to take care of the beaten man? (2 pence) 5.  What 2 state capitals contain the name of their state in their names? (Oklahoma City and Indianapolis) 6.  Where was the beaten man in the story of the good Samaritan from and where was he trying to go to? (from Jerusalem to Jericho) Trivia questions for this week: 1.  When Esau was 40 years old, he married two wives.  Who were they? 2.  In U.S. history, who was known as the “Lady with the Lamp”? 3.  How many times did Laban change Jacob’s wages? 4.  Does sound travel faster through the air or under the water? 5.  Describing his 12 disciples, Jesus said, “Behold, I send you forth as s___________ in the midst of w______________:  be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as d___________.” 6.  In what year was aspirin discovered? Saturday, Feb. 8, Howard and Alma Harshman hosted the wedding of their daughter Jane Harshman Wood to Charlie Lewis, son of Barbara Lewis and the late Larry Joe Lewis of Pleasant Hill.  Those in attendance were:  Barbara Lewis; Joe and Sarah Lewis of Jacksonville; Ashley Lewis and Devin, Courtney, and Anna Hageman, all of Quincy; Brad, Stephanie, Chloe, and Aaron Heightman, Chris and Alyssa Heightman, Debbie Wright, and Darrell Harshman, all of Pittsfield; Gale Knight of Curryville, MO.; Joyce Dyer and Allan Harshman, both of New Salem; Bill Harshman and Eric, Ali, and Macy Oitker, all of Barry; and Phoebe Bradshaw and Andy Grimsley of New Canton. “A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.”  Brother Leonard Dice. Cleve and Susanne Curry joined daughter Carol Lisa O’Brien in giving a program of piano music by Frederic Chopin at the Presbyterian Home in Springfield on Chatham Road.  Hymn requests were taken after the piano numbers, with Cleve and Carol Lisa playing their violins accompanied by Susanne on the piano. Everyone seemed to enjoy

Mark your calendars for the time change Sunday March 9, you will spring forward. The annual cleaning of Crescent Heights Cemetery located in Pleasant Hill will begin March 15. Please have all grave decorations, flowers, etc removed that you wish to save by that date as everything left will be disposed of when the cleaning begins. March 29 there will be a benefit dinner for Kevin Killebrew to help with medical expenses. This will be at the Nebo Community Club starting at

4p.m. they will be serving, fried chicken or boneless fish, potato salad, slaw, baked beans and dessert. They are asking for donations of desserts. Frank Vaughn and friends will be performing There are several raffles: 10-22 Ruger 22, brick of 22LRshells,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. Frank Daniels had a house fire early Saturday Morning. I have not heard of


a need list yet. For those out of town, we did not get the storm that was predicted but did get some ice and a few inches of snow. Due to this and the bitter cold -9 on this Monday morning, most schools were canceled. They have all used up their snow days.


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Several family members and friends attended a baby shower hosted by Gina Bryant and Dayna Grammer for Bradly Neff and Sandy Saturday at the Nebo Community Club. Rachael and Rilee were the big helpers in opening the gifts and leading the games.   Brad and Sandy are expecting a baby girl this month. There will be a Benefit Dinner for Kevin Killebrew Saturday, March 29 beginning at 4 p.m.  The menu is Fried chicken or boneless fish, potato


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By WYVETTA DAVIS 285-4880 themselves, and the audience was responsive and enthusiastic. News from the Missouri Bunch (told by Sharon Straus): “Planning on seeing the movie “The Son of God” Saturday at the Quincy Mall. Our grandson Shelby gave his girl a diamond the day before Valentine’s Day.  He wanted it to have its own day. Feb. 21, we had them here for supper.  So happy for them, and our daughter and son-in-law love Dawny Jo Summers like she was their own.  Well she has been here for Christmas the last seven years so she fits very nicely into our family.  We all love her.  Roger and I support our boys and girls basketball teams and Marion County won the the Districts’. Looking forward to the next few games.  That’s it for now.” Sunday, Feb. 23, Alma Harshman gathered several family members for a surprise dinner to celebrate the 92nd birthday of Howard Harshman at their home.  Those attending were:  Jane and Charlie Lewis; Doug and Chris Alford, and Janice Hausman, all of Pleasant Hill; Joyce Dyer and Allan Harshman, both of New Salem; Jason and Amy Harshman of Troy, MO.; Chris and Alyssa Heightman, Debbie Wright, and Darrell Harshman, all of Pittsfield; Gale Knight of Curryville, MO.; Bill Harshman of Barry; and Sherry Hoots of Bluffs. Some movie recommendations given to me were:  “Anne of Green Gables” and “The Inheritance” which is based on a story by Louisa May Alcott.  Some other book recommendations were “The Orphan Train” series and the “Davis Landing” series with the Hamilton Family.  These are light inspirational reading. What a wonderful time we all had at the Manchester Baptist Church Saturday evening, March 1, for their Cabin Fever Concert!  The groups who sang were Saved By Grace, The Wanda Mountain Boys, and Chosen Ones.  A group of us which included Max Self, Les Garner, Wanda and Carl Blacketer, and Steve and I all attended, and even though the roads were slick coming home, this was well worth our effort in attending. 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.

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Birthdays and anniversaries for March: March 1-Earl Phillips March 9-Mary Pursley March 10-Keaton McAllister March 20-Kurt and Kory McAllister March 21-John and Marian Phillips March 22 Racheal Dippel March 23-Joe Landoedt March 25-Dwight and Lynn Phillips March 30-Mary Bradshaw and Mary Doyle

Lots of friends and neighbors have been helping with the clean up after the tornado that hit the Detroit area. If you have some free time I’m sure those hit by the tornado would appreciate the help. It’s going to take a while to get things back to normal. Take time to help you never know when you might be the one in need of help. Ethel Phillips has been out to see her doctor last week. We wish her a speedy recovery.


More snow fell over the weekend along with very cold temperatures. Surely spring is just around the corner. Pikeland Schools were closed Monday due to the below zero weather.


Levi King reaches 500 or more career rebounds The Abbie A. Hatch Chautauqua Circle will meet Tuesday, March 11 at 2 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center in Pittsfield. Hostesses will be Carole Bradshaw and Sally Bennett. Baseball and softball registration forms and fees are due by March 25 and can be given to Jamie Kelley at the Elementary School or to Elizabeth Bobzien at the Middle School. There will also be a sigh up night Wednesday, March 12 at the City Hall in Griggsville. Any questions can be directed to Derrick Nash at (217) 8362707. PreK Screenings for the Griggsville-

Perry School District will be held Thursday, March 13 and Friday, March 14. Please call Diane Vose at 833-2352 to schedule an appointment. Screenings are open to all children in the Griggsville-Perry School District who are 30 mos. old by March 13 but not yet 5 yrs. old by Sept. 1, 2014. Call now as appointment slots fill up quickly! Please bring your child’s certified birth certificate, shot record and social security card to the screening appointment. Congratulations to Levi King on becoming the 18th player in our school’s history to reach 500 or more

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career rebounds! Great job, Levi! Congratulations to our Eagles in Action winner: Caleb Davis! “When parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.”-Elbert Hubbard   

UIS announces fall semester 2013 dean’s list

Victoria Childers of Pittsfield has been named to the University of Illinois Springfield Dean’s List for the 2013 fall semester. A total of 524 students were selected; 83 are students in the college of Business and Management, 31 are students in the College of Education and Human Services, 338 are enrolled in programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 60 are enrolled in programs in the College of Public Affairs and Administration, and 12 are non-degree or undecided. To qualify for the designation, a student must be an undergraduate who took at least eight graded semester hours and maintained a grade-point average of at least 3.75 for the semester.

Join seniors for biscuits and gravy The Senior Center will be having a biscuit and gravy fund-raiser Election Day. They will be serving when the polls open and serve until 1 p.m.. Come and enjoy good food and company and support the Center. 

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Road to Reality

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Students who volunteered with Operation Teen Safe Driving (OTSD), Rachel Smith, left, Frankee Craven, Rachel Lightle, Joe Myers, Mindy Miller, Hayden Bradshaw, Marissa Downey, Riley Bradshaw, Chance Vose, Shelby Hendricks, Kaleb Bradshaw, Kendal Hannant, Isaac Whitaker, Jodi Finney and Allyson Bingham.

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Kristine Bingham, Allyson Bingham’s mother, gives a eulogy at the mock funeral held for her daughter who “died” while driving and texting.

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State Trooper Mike Kindhart narrates during the mock accident.

Jodi Finney played a passenger who died due to unsafe driving at the “Road to Reality” mock crash at Griggsville-Perry High School Wednesday, Feb. 26.

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Rachel Lightle, left, is sentenced by State’s Attorney Carrie Boyd and Judge Frank McCartney to two years in jail for drinking and driving at a mock trial that was part of “Road to Reality” at Griggsville-Perry.

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Brian Martin starts the Jaws of Life to begin cutting one of the vehicles open to get to a back seat passenger.

Allyson Bingham hugs her mother, Kristine Bingham, after they both speak at Allyson’s mock funeral.

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For Rent: Upstairs apartment in Carrollton, 1 BR, all appliances furnished, share washer & dryer in hall. You pay electric. Water & trash furnished. $400 due on rental, $200 deposit. No smoking and no pets. Call 618-535-2488. 3.5

now hiring Now hiring a part time nail tech and part time massage therapist that has experience in Reiki, reflexology or other healing techniques. Inner Harmony, 227 S. Main, Jacksonville, IL. 1-217245-1888. 3.5

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FOR RENT: 317 Railroad St. White Hall. $425/mo. $425 deposit. 2 BR/1 BA. Newly renovated kitchen & bath. Recently carpeted. AC/H. No pets. Call Justin (434)808-3163. 3.5

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100 AUTO FOR SALE 2002 Chevy Silverado LS Ext. Cab. Duramax Diesel, Allison Transmission, Pirelli Tires, Black, Runs Excellent. $9,950. 217-577-4900. 3.12 1986 dodge Ram, 1/2 ton, short be pickup, 2 wheel drive, V-8 automatic, daily driver, $1,500 negotiable. 217-285-5116. 3.12 2007 trailblazer SS heated leather seats. 20" chrome rims, rear air suspension, tinted windows, 6 disc Bose stereo, 73K miles. $16,500. 618-5351239. 3.12

200 BUSINESS THE TRADING POST 501 E. Prairie St., Jerseyville, IL. Open Monday Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 7,000 sq. ft. of clean furniture, appliances, sporting goods and tools. Plus 2000 smalls @ $2.00 or less! We buy full or partial estates/households of GOOD, CLEAN furniture and appliances. Why buy new when "slightly used" will do? For more information, call: 618-639-4569. TFN

colman's country campers 2013's on sale. Big discounts. Sales, service, parts, propane. #2 Fun St. Hartford, IL 62048. 618254-1180. 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 DIAMOND TRAILER saleswe buy used campers new campers & toy haulers by Keystone RV Co. Pre-owned campers; RV parts & service. We also stock a large selection of RV accessories for all your camping needs. Located at 1117 N. Old Rt. 66, Litchfield. 217-324-2452, TFJCJ

300 FARM MARKET 6-8 cattle pipe gates. 6-66 1/2 steels posts for sale. 217734-1811. TF heavy round bale grass hay. 6 ft. net wrapped. Also 5 bales round net wrapped straw. 217-491-0697. 3.5

400 FOR RENT for rent Madison County Storage Barn. New, clean, dry with electricity, overhead lighting, partial concrete floor, 2 over-head 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. 3.12

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 Pike County 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. 3.19 Newly remodeled office space on the square in Pittsfield. For more information, call 217-473-8811. TF

2 bedroom trailer for rent in Pittsfield. Call 217-2854674, leave message, or call 217-491-0088. TF home in country for rent. 3 BR, 2 BA, completely remodeled. No pets. Deposit and references required. 918-2237780. Located in New Canton. 3.5 for rent: 2 BDR bungalow, newly remodeled, Pleasant Hill. References required. Send inquiries to: General delivery\Rental. Pleasant Hill, IL 62366. TF

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


I N D E P E N D E N T CONTRACTORS needed to perform work on foreclosed properties. Lawn maintenance and more. Call 217-632-0153 or contact us at 3.12 are you interested in part-time employment? CareLink is hiring caring, dependable individuals to provide in-home care in this area. Flexible hours. Paid orientation and training. Work as a team with Nurse Care Coordinator to help clients live safe and healthy in their own homes. Applications available at or call Toll Free: 877-8848480. 3.5 carrier: Two routes open in Pittsfield. Lucrative routes for morning delivery. If interested, please call Brian at 217-245-6121 ext. 226. 3.5

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

for sale Reclaimed lumber from late 1800's building, rough cut fir 2x10's, 2x6's, 1x12's, wood flooring, etc. Call (217)836-0091. 3.5

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

GOODYEAR T125/70D15 95M Temp. spare for 1998 Buick. Never used. $20. 217-285-4975. TF

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DON't pay high heating bills eliminate them with an outdoor wood furnace from Central Boiler Call Today. 217-236-3022.TF sheppard electronics 1402 Lakeview Heights, Pittsfield, IL. 217285-2893. Cell: 217-2481188. LG TV sales and service. 3D and smart TVs, Blu Ray DVD players,32-55" TVs. Metal detectors, new & used, very good prices, Whites and Garrets. New and used CB's & antennas, Uniden Police scanners also for sale. FREE DVD OR SOUNDBAR WITH EACH TV ABOVE 32". tf bed queen Pillowtop mattress set. New in the plastic. $175. Can deliver. (618)7722710. 5.7.14

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

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


1100A REAL ESTATE Calhoun County MULTI-UNIT RENTAL property. Great income producing property. Priced to sell! Call Chris at the Bank of Calhoun. 618-5762211. TF

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

3 BR, 1 Bath, 2 1/2 car garage. Remodeled with large laundry room. Appliances neg. 404 Kenwood. $85,00. May entertain renting 700 per. 618-535-1239. 3.12

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

1200 SERVICES concealed carry training courses being held in Greene County. Call Jason at 618-567-5650. 4.2

NO TRESPASSING on Marty Aderton property in Hardin.



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

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1400 WORK WANTED want to sit with elderly in their homes. Experienced in working with elderly. Call 217-833-2530. 3.5 work wanted Odd jobs, cleanup, lawn care, carpentry, painting, sweet gumball cleanup. 217-4915872. TF

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

No trespassing On Jack and Mary Jeaen Aderton properety in Hardin. 5.1.14

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*

3BR house with unattached garage w/ building.. 309 W. Congress, Griggsville. Call 217-2481958. 3.5

2 BEDROOM 1 bath house for sale at 40 Cottonwood Drive in Alsey. Has new furnace, hot water heater, roof and guttering, driveway and patio. $24,000. 309-338-5612. 3.12



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Mary J. Moss; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Charles Moss; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. Property Address: 1270 Mason Street, Barry, Illinois 62312 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE





Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on March 30, 2012, I, Sheriff, Paul Petty of Pike County, Illinois, will hold a sale on April 4, 2014 , commencing at 9 AM, at the Pike County Courthouse, 100 East Washington Street, Pittsfield, IL 62363, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: Commonly known as: 1270 Mason Street, Barry, Illinois 62312 P.I.N.: 46-038-11 First Mortgage Lien Position; SingleFamily Residence; Judgment Amount $99356.49

ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Pike County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 West Diehl Road, Suite 120, Naperville, IL 60563 (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax)

IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765



208 ACRES +/- • 4 TRACTS Friday, March 7, 2014 • 11 AM Auction Location- Crossroads Center 125 W. Jefferson St. Pittsfield, IL Property Location: 30526 Jim Town Hollow Rd Rockport, IL. 2.5 miles west of Summer Hill, IL. Tracts are in Sections 15 & 16 of Atlas Twp., Pike Co, IL.

• Great Opportunity! • Tillable Land, Pasture, Timber, 4-Ponds, 3 BR Home & Buildings • FSA: 150 Acres m/l Open Tillable & Pasture • 4 Contiguous Tracts! • Tracts 1 & 2 sell subject to 2014 Farm Tenancy • Pikeland School District/ Pike Co. Water District Tract 1: 46 ac m/l, 33.5 tillable FSA acres. Rolling productive tillable, 2 ponds, pasture, waterways. South of Jim Town Hollow Rd & west of the Tract 4 home-site. Tract 2: 114 ac m/l, 84.14 tillable FSA acres. Rolling tillable, timber, pond, pasture & grass. Borders Tracts 1, 3 & 4. Access via Jim Town Hollow Rd at the NE corner of the farm. Tract 3: 41 ac m/l. Approx. 50/50 pasture & timber. Fenced, year-around spring! Scenic secluded home-site potential! West of Tracts 1& 2. Jim Town Hollow Rd borders on north side. Tract 4: 7 ac m/l, House, Shed, Bins, Pond, Pasture. 1590 s.f. 3-BR, att. garage, fireplace, hardwood, basement, rural water! 40x60’ machine shed, 3 bins, grain leg/mill, 2 outbuildings. Pond, pasture & lots. Jim Town Hollow Rd frontage and may view tracts at their convenience. To view the home or for more info please contact Brian Curless at 217-242-1665 or email: Attorney for Sellers- Ron Hoskin 130 S Madison Pittsfield, IL 217-285-4822


Brandon Morrow & Sheena Martin: Co-Trustees

Curless Auction – Brian Curless Auctioneer 217-242-1665 IL Lic. #440000013

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VIRGINIA JONES A/K/A VIRGINIA B JONES A/K/A PAT JONES; KENNETH A JONES; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 36 HAMBURG ROAD MICHAEL, IL 62065 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on September 13, 2013, CALHOUN COUNTY SHERIFF in CALHOUN County, Illinois, will on April 7, 2014, in CALHOUN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, HARDIN, IL 62047, at 1:30PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of CALHOUN, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 07-06-27-401-403 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 36 HAMBURG ROAD MICHAEL, IL 62065 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY FRAME WITH BRICK,UTILITIES ON,NOT FOR SALE, NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $83,133.33. Sale Terms:

This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by THISNO IS SIU. certified funds, within 24 hours. REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce. com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only -


Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1307615 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I590944 2.26.14, 2.5, 3.12

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residential properties: neW listinG-barry-30548 290tH aVe-Great seven year old ranch modular family home that features; three bedrooms, two baths, roomy living room, dining room, family room and kitchen; home also offers, over 2600 sq. ft. of living space, all electric, CA, two car garage, several outbuildings and all situated on 13 acres m/l. Great investment and opportunity. call Ken neW listinG-pittsField-414 nortH monroe-Great two story family home, centrally located; three bedrooms; two baths; roomy living room, entertaining dining room, family room with vaulted ceiling and eat in kitchen; 30x45 detached lofted garage; partial basement; CA, GFA, vinyl siding; new concrete patio, new water lines from street to home, private back yard and much more. This family home is A MUST SEE!! call daVid neW listinG-pittsField-37379 185tH lane-Excellent 5 bedroom, 4 bath county home situated on 11.5 acres, m/l,; GEO, CA, full finished basement with walkout, beautiful interior; one of Pike County’s best!! A MUST SEE!! call daVid neW listinG-pearl-44709 sprinG creeK rd.-Great ranch family home situated on 4.5 acres m/l. This home features; four bedrooms; two baths; very nice and spacious kitchen, living room and dining room; foyer and utility room; 25.5x13.3 “man cave” off of the one car attached garage; new roof; gas heat/CA; also included are a big shed, a smaller machine shed with open front and a little barn. This home is in supper good condition, great investment!! call daVid neW listinG-pittsField-117 soutH JacKson st.-Very nice two bedroom home with CA, GFA, full basement, new gas fireplace and dishwasher; living room, dining room, kitchen, utility in basement, great investment, very affordable. call daVid neW listinG-pittsField-648 soutH Walnut st.-Impressive three bedroom two bath, ranch family home, ready to move into, located in great neighborhood. This home features; living room, dining room, kitchen and family room in basement, one car attached garage, GFA, CA, vinyl siding, newer roof, newer 40 gallon gas water heater, and spacious utility room in basement. Very well taken care of home in a great neighborhood, great investment! call daVid pittsField-414 West Fayette-Charming well maintained family home with wonderful character and charm. This home offers; two/three bedrooms one-one-half baths, living room, kitchen; CA, newer roof, carport, much more. This home is just perfect for the family starting out or wanting to down size. Great investment opportunity. A MUST SEE!! call elaine pittsField-HiGHWay 54-1.85 Acres/ml of commercial acreage located in the Industrial Park. Great location, great business investment and opportunity!! Priced to sell, motivated seller. call daVid nebo-14026 395th ave. Super nice story and half family home situated on 4+ acres m/l! Home features, four bedrooms, four ½ baths; family room, dining room and a great kitchen, concrete and tumbled marble counter tops, whole house was totally remodeled in 2005, GEO, slate tile, all kitchen appliance convey. Very well maintained home. call daVid milton-Lot measuring 180x170 with four buildings, located in the center of Milton. Great investment and business opportunity. call daVid milton-455 pittsField st.-Very Nice three bedroom, two bath family home with many updates; full basement, CA; newer roof, Devries cabinets, updated electrical; attached garage; all situated on big lot. call daVid pittsField-reduced!-501 s. madison-Two year old ranch home, centrally located; three bedrooms, three baths, family room; full finished basement has foam/fiberglass insulated walls; GEO/heat/CA with humidity control; super insulated; custom oak cabinets and trim, three car attached garage, nice lot, covered front porch; steeple chase trees planted this spring., call daVid pittsField-reduced-328 crossman lane-Very efficient, two bedroom home with one car attached garage; great starter home or wanting to down size; new windows; refinished floors; new inside paint; new kitchen cabinets/fixtures; newly remodeled bathroom; on corner lot. Very efficient; priced right!! Great investment!! call daVid pittsField-reduced by $40,000-916 east WasHinGtoN-Two story family home on Historical East Washington St. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, three car attached garage, fenced in ground pool, total 3095 sq. ft, situated on .74 acres m/l. Great investment!! call daVid. pittsField-818 east WasHinGton st.-reduced by $10,000- Two story family home situated on Historical East Washington St. This home features; three/four bedrooms, 2 full and one half bath; kitchen has wonderful cabinets. All situated on .63 acre m/l. Great location, call Kirby pittsField-419 s. memorial-reduced by $20,000-Very nice and elegant two story family home centrally located; this home features added charm with refinished interior for that era; four bedrooms, two baths, CA, electric, two car attached garage, extra big lot. A MUST SEE!! call daVid.

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PIKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS New Listing: 123 Acres Derry Township 80 Acres Tillable Call Scott New Listing: 360 Acres With Cabin Located In Southern Pike County Excellent Hunting!! Call Scott New Listing: 62 Acres Located in Western Pike County, 2 acre stocked pond, great area! $4,400/acre Call Scott 80 Acres Excellent Tillable and Timber Call David 43 Acres Secluded Hunting Property with Creek Frontage & Food Plot Locations $3,650/acre Call Scott *broker owned 5 Acres All Timber, Located In Western Pike County, Prime Hunting Call David 43 Acres Excellent hunting and building site $3,650/acre Call David SOLD: 40 Acres With Home Excellent hunting property with nice home Call David SOLD: 68 Acres Almost 100% Tillable Land Located West Of Pittsfield $8,500/acre Call Scott SOLD: 15 Acres, Mostly timber, Nice Creek Located In Southern Pike Co. $3,590/acre Call Scott SOLD: 44 Acres All timber farm at the end of a dead end road! $3,290/acre Call Scott SOLD: 32.5 Acres Prime tillable acres SOLD: 38 Acres Awesome hunting farm in Southern Pike County 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 SOLD: 68 Acres Big Timber Located Close To The Mississippi River, Great Food Plot Areas! Call Scott In cooperation with Whitetail Properties SOLD: 45.61 acres - Located in Northern Calhoun County, Solid timber, great hunting farm. $3950/acre. Call Scott SOLD: 245.5 Acres With Home Perfect mix of timber and fields, located in great area $3,395/acre SOLD: 80 Acres Located at the end of a dead end road, Big timber farm In cooperation with Landguys LLC SOLD: 83 Acres With Home 21 Acres Tillable/CRP, 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: 110 Acres With Home Turnkey hunting property Call Scott SOLD: New Listing: 71 Acres Prime bottom land tillable $10,800/acre Call David

ADAMS COUNTY, ILLINOIS New Listing: 27 Acres Great hunting property, Creek, Timber, Pond, Comes with 5 year hunting lease on adjoining 13 acres $99,000 Call Scott 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 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

JERSEY COUNTY, ILLINOIS: New Listing: 41.5 Acres Great hunting & building location, $175,890 Call Kyle BROWN COUNTY, ILLINOIS: SOLD: 138.5 Acres 47 Acres Tillable, Balance in timber, Call Scott In cooperation with Agrivest Inc. MONTGOMERY COUNTY, ILLINOIS: New Listing: 21.5 Acres Pure Hunting! $73,100 Call Kyle SOLD: 41 Acres Awesome hunting 40 acres! $163,000 Call Kyle *in cooperation with Century 21 Simpson Realty

SCHUYLER COUNTY, ILLINOIS: SOLD: 71 Acres 20 Acres Tillable, balance in timber, Great hunting farm! $3,490/acre Call Scott AUDRAIN COUNTY, MISSOURI: SOLD: 27 Acres, 100% Tillable, Offering 5% Return On Investment DEKALB COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 203 Acres 162 Acres in tillable Great investment property Call Keith MONROE COUNTY, MISSOURI: SOLD: 50 Acres m/l Great hunting property with small hunters cabin! 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 LINN COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 74 Acres Nice agricultural farm offering 6% return on investment Call Keith SOLD: 40 Acres Great Investment property with excellent hunting Call Keith 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 SOLD: 166 Acres Nice all around property *In cooperation with Whitetail Properties LEWIS COUNTY, MISSOURI: SOLD: 140 Acres Northeast Missouri hunting hotspot! In cooperation with Absolute Auction & Real Estate

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NEW LISTING-Pittsfield/El Dara-31207 County Highway 13-Awesome home on 15 acres +/- with some tillable and some hunting. This 3BR home with 40 x 30 garage/workshop has it all! Must see to appreciate! $180’s. NEW LISTING-Pittsfield-405 N. Mississippi St.-Very well kept 2BR home with 1 car detached garage. $40’s. NEW LISTING-Pittsfield-345 South Illinois St.-3BR 1BA home in nice location. $70’s. NEW LISTING-New Hartford-21672 US Hwy. 54-3BR 2BA manufactured home with 30 x 40 garage/workshop with all utilities. Many potential uses!! $70’s. PRICE REDUCED-Barry-1285 Union St.Cute 2BR home, all on 1 level, within walking distance to the golf course. $40’s. Barry-383 Main St.-Totally remodeled 3BR 2.5BA home with new oak cabinets in kitchen and lots of closet space. $80’s. 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. $170’s. Baylis-350 Main St.-Nice 1-story home with 2bedrooms and 1 bath. $50’s. PRICE REDUCED-Griggsville-201 N. Third St.-Clean 2BR 2BA mobile home with many updates, newer paint, floor coverings and oversized 2 car garage. Broker-Owner interest. $30’s. Griggsville-116 S. Pearl-Nice remodeled 3BR 2BA home on corner lot. Motivated seller! $60’s. Griggsville-111 Congress St.-Very nice

3BR, 2BA home with detached garage. Nice backyard. Much remodeling has been done. Great woodwork! $70’s. Griggsville-814 W. Quincy-Very nice 3BR 2BA brick home with 2 car attached garage and nice deck. Move-in ready! $100’s. PRICE REDUCED-Griggsville-116 South Wall-Beautiful brick home on 2 lots. 2-3 BR 2.5BA with fireplace, heated 2 car garage & fenced back yard. MOTIVATED SELLER! $160’s. Griggsville-33998 St. Hwy. 107-Beautiful one of a kind 3BR 2BA log home sitting on 7.5 acres in a beautiful setting. $240’s. Milton-550 N. Lester-3BR 2BA trailer with new metal roof and garage sitting on double lot. $30’s. PRICE REDUCED-Mozier-Hwy. 96-Large brick home on 30 acres, all timber & brush with river frontage. $100’s. Mt. Sterling- R. R. #4, Box 167-CORNBELT WHITETAILS LODGE-3 state of the art hunting lodges, sleeps 40 people, sits on 13 acres. Highly motivated Seller! Nebo-13192 County Highway 7-Very good 3BR 2BA home on 1.5 lots with fenced-in yard and nice outbuilding. $70’s. 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.

PRICE REDUCED-Rural New Salem- 36236 Co. Hwy 2-2 story home with 3BR and closed in back porch sitting on 1 acre +/-. $50’s. Pearl-405 West Street-Nice 2BR modular home with garden shed, outbuilding and fully furnished. $40’s. Perry-301 W. Main St.-2BR 1BA home on 1½ lots. Good starter or rental property. Priced right! Owner wants an offer! $20’s. PRICE REDUCED-Perry-101½ E. North St.-3BR 1BA ranch home. $50’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 and foyer sitting on 2.25 acres. $140’s. Pittsfield-723 Prospect-3BR home with screened-in porch and many updates on nice corner lot. Move-in ready! $100’s. Pittsfield-357 Cherry St.-Remodeled 4BR 2BA home with many updates and over 1,600 sq. feet of living space. $100’s. Pittsfield-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. 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-420 N. Mississippi-Nice 3BR home in quiet location with one car garage, fenced rear yard, new tile, new appliances and new roof. $60’s. Pittsfield-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.


NEW LISTING-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! Chambersburg-107 W. Columbus St.Former post office for sale sitting on 5,500 square foot lot. PRICE REDUCED-Griggsville-706 N. Chandler-2 vacant building lots in good location with all utilities available. Pittsfield-S. Memorial St.-Nice 60’ x 232’ building lot on the South side of town. Pittsfield-Lot 7 Panther Creek Subdivision-Great building location in one of Pittsfield’s newest & best subdivisions. Lot size is 0.81 acres. Pittsfield-Bowlers Universe-Business opportunity – consisting of bowling alley, snack bar, lounge and new gaming machines. Call our office for more details!


NEW LISTING-Pike County 219 acres +/Ross TWP. Incredible Deer & Waterfowl hunting property in Mississippi River Bottoms!! 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 167 acres +/-Martinsburg and Pleasant Hill TWP. Big timber hunting farm with good CRP income and nce lake. Pike County 156 acres +/- Pleasant Hill TWP. Awesome hunting farm with 76 ac. of tillable/CRP, 3BR 2BA cabin style home over-

looking 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.

PENDINGS AND SOLDS 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. Kellogg2BR 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. SALE PENDING-Pleasant Hill-16113 338th St.-Beautiful 2BR home in great loca-

tion with 3 car attached garage sitting on 40 acres. $300’s. SALE PENDING-NEW LISTING-Pittsfield-112 W. Perry-3BR home needs a little TLC. Good investment property or starter home. $20’s. SALE PENDING-Griggsville-116 W. Liberty-2 story family home with large yard and close to school. $60’s. SOLD-Pittsfield-39546 280th Ave.-Nice 4BR 3BA home in a beautiful rural setting with 2 car detached garage sitting on 1.5 acres +/-. $120’s. SOLD-NEW LISTING-Pittsfield-47203 St. Hwy. 106- Spacious 2 story 4-5BR family home in good condition sitting on 1acre with garage and outbuildings. $50’s. PRICE REDUCED-Scott County 84.5 acres +/- Glasgow TWP. Very nice recreational farm

with good timber and excellent deer and turkey hunting. 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 22 acres tillable. SALE PENDING-Pike County 25 acres +/- Montezuma TWP. Very good small farm with 20 acres tillable! Significant income, rare opportunity!! 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-PRICE REDUCED-Pike County 31 acres +/- Spring Creek TWP. Great hunting farm with mobile home. Big timber hunting. SALE PENDING-Pike County 83 acres +/Hardin TWP. Nice investment farm with 72 acres tillable. SALE PENDING-Adams County 33 acres +/- Payson TWP. Tillable/investment farm with excellent income. In cooperation with Sullivan Auctioneers. SALE PENDING-Pike County 14 acres +/Spring Creek TWP. 100% creek bottom tillable. Great investment farm with 13 tillable acres.

SOLD-Pike County 65 acres +/- Pleasant Vale TWP. Beautiful hunting tract and excellent deer management location. In cooperation with Wade Real Estate. SOLD-Pike County 138 acres +/- Derry TWP. Excellent hunting farm with significant income. SOLD-Pike County 177 acres +/- Pleasant Vale TWP. Awesome secluded hunting farm on a dead end road. High deer density area!! SOLD-Pike County 363 acres +/- Barry TWP. Big timber hunting farm with narrow ridge top fields, abundant wildlife. SOLD-NEW LISTING-Pike County 40 acres +/- Pleasant Hill Twp. Small hunting farm with big timber and older house. MISSOURI PROPERTIES Lewis County 10 acres +/- Lewistown. Rare small acreage timber tract great for hunting or

building location. PRICE REDUCED-Scotland County 121 acres +/-Vest TWP. Beautiful investment farm with 97.5 acres tillable. Great income. SALE PENDING-PRICE REDUCED-Louisiana-418 Mansion St.-Large older home in need of repairs. Good rental property. SALE PENDING-Pittsfield-Good downtown commercial property that has recently been updated. Call office for more details! SALE PENDING-Pittsfield-Great business opportunity on the square in downtown Pittsfield. Call our office for more details! SALE PENDING-Pittsfield-Good business opportunity in the downtown business district. Call our office for more details!

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pike Press

Town & Countr y Tour... 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. “MOTIVATED SELLER”

THE FOLLOWING ARE ALL LOCATED IN PLEASANT HILL • 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 • 308 W Bottom St – 3 bdr. Nice detached garage • 304 W Bottom St. – 2 bdr bungalow • 302 W Thomas St – 2 bdr bungalow, large lot • 305 Commerce – 3 bdr ranch • Storage units

Additional listings upon request. These properties are reasonably priced. They can be purchased as a single home or as an entire package.

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Contact Darrell Moore (217) 473-5486 610 W. Quincy, Pleasant Hill, IL 62366 (217) 734-9014 • Fax (217) 734-2224

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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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, trails,available, and big big draws. $379,900 - Contact -Kirk Gilbert electric bucks-and turkey - $292,000 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 Calhoun45 IL acres in timber, thick plots overgrown 5 acres tillable,and borders large Calhoun, - 68m/l ac30 m/l.acres 68 acres m/l10 - 3acres acresin food withfields, balance in timber brush, timbered tract,system, Secludedelectrice with deeded easement. $135,000.- Contact Kirk Gilbert creek, trail and water $203,320 Calhoun, IL - 50 ac m/l. with home. 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car gar, Geo-thermal heating & cooling, Timber ridges, valleys, overgrown fi elds, Food plot areas- $419,900 Home and 5 acres $299,900. - Contact Kirk Gilbert Pike County, ILm/l. - 1 ac with Quality construction , city water and andbrush, septic,creek, big loft, Calhoun, IL - 68 ac 68m/l acres m/lhome. - 3 acres food plots with balance in timber trail 16’ ceilings, storage space - PRICE system, electricelots and of water - Contact Kirk GilbertREDUCED $79,500 - Contact Kirk Gilbert Calhoun, IL - 92 ac m/l. 28 acs tillable, 64 acs big timber ravines and ridges, numerous funnels, Pikepoints, County, ac m/lbig with log and home, Griggsville Township, ft. 3 bedroom and pinch food IL plot- 13 locations, bucks turkey - $330,740 - Contact3200sq Kirk Gilbert Calhoun, - 159 ackitchen, m/l with stone cabin. fi10 acs tillable, timber, 3 ponds, blinds, trees, private 3 bath,ILbeautiful replace, front149 andacsback porch, loft, tower 24x40 metalfruitbuildaccess, trail system, big2bucks turkey-pond, $477,000 Contactfor Kirka Gilbert ing, county water, acre and stocked great -hunting small tract, PRICE REDUCED Pike County, IL- Contact - 1 ac m/l withEvans home. Quality construction , city water and septic, big loft, 16’ ceilings, lots of $249,900 Jeff storage space - PRICE REDUCED $79,500 - Contact Kirk Gilbert Pike County 1 ac IL m/l- 46.5 with 2ac bed, bath fully furnished large Quonset hut and optional 160creek, ac lease Pike County, m/l1with home. timber,home, tillable fields, established food plot, available on 2 milethickets. creek. $49,900 pond, bedding 7 ac tillable, 38 ac timber PRICE REDUCED $249,500 Contact Pike County- 4.2 acres m/l with Gorgeous two story home just 4 miles south of Pittsfield. 4 Bed/3.5 Bath, Kirksqft, Gilbert 3864 Geo Heat/Cool, 3 car garage, built in 2005. $239,900 Pike County, IL - 8 ac m/l with water and natural gas, mile from Illinois river, white oak and walnut Pikedeer County, IL --53.4 ac m/l with cabin, Pittsfield Township, 13.7 acres CRP, 12 acres trees, and turkey $52,900 - Contact Kirk Gilbert alfalfa, nice timber and brush, one fields, of a kind property, REDUCED Pike County, IL pond, - 46.5 springs, ac m/l with home. timber, tillable established foodPRICE plot, creek, pond, b 38 ac $289,000 Contact Jeff Evans- Contact Kirk Gilbert timber - PRICE-REDUCED $249,500 Pike County- 80 acres, 50 tillable, 30 in timber, optional neighboring lease of 240 acres, Great income with some hunting. PikeGreat County, IL - Barry Township - 80 ac - 21 acres tillable, great hunting farm, secluded Pike County, IL - 15125 ac acre m/l with home. “Dutch Creek” area, 126 timber, 25 acs tillable, pond, food access, adjoining lease, $3850/acre - Contact JeffacsEvans plots, turn key, big bucks and turkey - $825,000 - Contact Kirk Gilbert Pike County, IL - 165 Dead endmobile road access, system, pond, creek bottoms, food Pike County, IL - ac 80m/l. ac m/l with home,trail Martinsburg Twnshp, 2 bdrm,funnels, 1 bath,timber, 29 acres plot locations, big buck hunting, -Contact Kirk Gilbert tillable, 7 acres CRP, great hunting, nice property, $320,000 Contact Jeff Evans Pike County, IL - Country home and 4.2 acres just 4 miles south of Pittsfield, 4 bedroom/3.5 bath/3 car garage. Move in ready, big kitchen, large rooms and closets, current appraisal on file, asking $239,900.00 - Contact Kirk Gilbert Pike County, IL - County, Fairmount Township, 242- 80 ac m/l 2 homes, partially finished custom Pike County, IL - Pike IL - Barry Township ac -with 21 acres tillable,1great hunting farm, secluded home adjoining and 1 manufactured 71Jeff acres CRP, awesome hunting, call for more details, access, 25 acre lease home, - Contact Evans $1,383,300 - Contact Jeff tillable, Evans barn, electric and rural water available. $374,000 Pike county 68 acres, 50 acres Pike County 88 m/l with 3 bed, 1 bath home, basement/gameroom. 10 acs tillable, 19 crp, 59 timber, total yearly incomeCounty, of $4,597.00 Asking $325,000 Schuyler IL - 99 ac m/l, 12 acres tillable, balance in timber, brush and creek, awePike County, IL - Fairmount ac m/l 2 homes, 1$2875/acre partially finished customJeff homeEvans and 1 some hunting, dead end Township, road, 10 242 minutes NEwith of Rushville. - Contact manufactured home, 71 acres CRP, awesome hunting, call for more details - Contact Jeff Evans









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19 1/2 acres, finished basement, pond, underground pool, attached and detached garage with living quarters in the back, pole barn, and much, much more. Please call 217-473-8811 for more information

House For Sale 821 N. Madison, Pittsfield New floors in entire house, new windows, new rubber roof, new kitchen, new deck, new electric, new bathroom, the whole outside of house is brand new. Some new fixtures, nice deer hanging area in backyard. New plumbing, new gas line,new main water line from city. This house has been basically redone inside and out and is pretty much a brand new house for a much cheaper price. Can come furnished or not. Ready to sell and priced affordable. Call to check it out. Call Charlene at 217-473-8246.

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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 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


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


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. PENDING Atlas Twsp. - 53 acres m/l, 14 acres tillable, 2 acre stocked pond with some highway frontage. Call TERRY OR COURTNEY

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Barry man facing State’s attorney amends homicide charges and files new charges By beth zumwalt Pike Press Dustin L. Chaplin, 34 of Barry, faces charges of drug induced homicide in the death of Ryan Sweet, 38, if Barry. According to information on file at the Pike County Courthouse, Chaplin supplied heroin to Sweet on the evening of Friday, June 14, 2013. Sweet became ill immediately after and was placed in a private vehicle and was attempting to make it to Illini Hospital. A call came from inside that vehicle that said help was needed and the Pike County Ambulance met the vehicle at the Pike County Highway Department, north of Pittsfield. Sweet was taken to Illini, transferred to Blessing in Quincy where he later died. Sweet is also charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled

substance in that he delivered less than one gram of heroin to Sweet. The offense of drug-induced homicide is a Class X felony and is non-probationable. It is punishable by 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with an additional three years mandatory supervised release. Unlawful delivery of a controlled substance is also non-probationable and is a possible 3-14 years in the IDOC with two years mandatory supervised release. Chaplin was actually charged with the offenses in October, but had eluded authorities for some time before going to the Illinois Department of Corrections on unrelated charges out of Morgan County. He is currently in the Centralia facility on drug-related charges and a charge of domestic battery, all in Morgan County. No bond is set for Chaplin in the Pike County charges.

Heroin becoming a bigger problem By beth zumwalt Pike Press With Dustin Chaplin finally being located and be arrested for druginduced homicide, the case becomes the fourth in the past two years for the Pike County Sheriff’s Department where a death is associated with heroin. “It’s here,” Sheriff Paul Petty said. “It’s cheaper than meth and it is easier to get than meth.” Chaplin is charged with supplying heroin to Ryan Sweet, 38, of Barry on the evening of June 14. Sweet almost immediately became ill and died two days later at Blessing Hospital of a drug overdose. Charles Ostrander, 57, of Pittsfield died Jan. 4 of a suspected heroin overdose, according to Petty. No charges were filed in his death. John Edgar, 25, Pearl was arrested in 2012 in connection with the death of Shanna Lopez, 47, owner of the Big Buck Inn in Milton. Authorities believe Edgar supplied Lopez with heroin on the night of her death when she subsequently overdosed. Edgar is slated for a jury trial in April. The fourth case involved a St. Clair County judge, Joseph Christ, 47, who died of heroin intoxication at a hunting lodge near Pleasant Hill in March of last year.

A fellow judge, Michael Cook; a man long suspected of being a drug dealer, Sean McGilvey; and a former St. Clair County probation officer, James Fogarty; all faced federal charges relating to Christ death. Fogarty pleaded guilty to cocaine distribution charges in November of last year in exchange for a five-year sentence. McGilvey pleaded guilty to heroin distribution and was sentenced to 10 years. Cook, his attorney and the prosecutor in the case agreed on a negotiated plea of 18 months for heroin possession and weapons charges. Last week, that plea was rejected by a U.S. District Judge presiding over the case. Judge Joe Billy McDade rejected the plea saying he couldn’t accept that 18 months served the purpose. He said the facts in the police reports and pre-sentence investigation would support a lengthier sentence. He did say he was not going to make an example of Cook, just because he was a sitting judge at the time of the incident, but wanted to make sure the sentence was fair to the public as well as Cook. Cook now has 21 days to decide if he will withdraw his guilty plea or make a new deal with prosecutors. Petty said the heroin epidemic is a nationwide problem and he has been contacted by other agencies also dealing with the trend.

Concealed Carry Permit questions and answers related to hunting in Illinois The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) reminds Illinois Concealed Carry Permit holders that they must comply with current wildlife code laws and regulations while hunting in Illinois. Below are some common questions and answers to help guide Concealed Carry Permit holders who hunt on or utilize IDNR properties 1) May a person possessing a valid Illinois Concealed Carry Permit carry a concealed firearm when deer or turkey hunting? Under the current regulations, Concealed Carry Permit holders are not allowed to possess any firearm, including a concealed firearm, when deer or turkey hunting unless the firearm carried is legal for taking the species being hunted. For example, an archery deer hunter would not be able to carry any firearm, whether concealed or not, when archery deer hunting. However, if a concealed carry permit holder is hunting deer during the legal “firearm” deer seasons, he/ she may carry a concealed firearm, but only if that firearm is of the legal type for firearm deer hunting. The specifications for legal deer hunting handguns can be found on page 17 of the 20132014 Illinois Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations at the following link; aspx 2) May an Illinois Concealed Carry Permit holder, who is training or running hunting dogs during the period when the hunting season is closed, carry a concealed firearm? No. No person in any dog training party, during any period in which it is unlawful to take such species being pursued (closed hunting season) cannot be in possession of a firearm, including a concealed firearm, unless such firearm is a pistol capable of firing only blank cartridges. In addition, no person in the dog training party shall be in possession of live ammunition. 3) May an Illinois Concealed Carry Permit holder be in possession of a concealed firearm when hunting any species, with the exception of questions 1 and 2 above? Yes. With the exception of deer, turkey, or dog training as explained in questions 1 and 2 above, an Illinois Concealed Carry Permit holder may possess a concealed firearm on their

person or in their motor vehicle while in the field hunting any species of wildlife, unless the Concealed Carry Permit holder is in one of the prohibited areas listed in the Illinois Concealed Carry Act. 4) May an Illinois Concealed Carry Permit holder use his/her concealed firearm to shoot the species which they are hunting? Only if the concealed firearm carried is authorized by the Wildlife Code to take (shoot) the particular species of wildlife being hunted. 5) On what IDNR properties may an Illinois Concealed Carry Permit holder carry a concealed firearm? Illinois Concealed Carry Permit holders may carry a concealed firearm on any IDNR real property (including bike trails, trails, or any other designated public hunting area or building where firearm possession is permitted by the IDNR) with the following exceptions: All IDNR Office buildings, including but not limited to the Joel D. Brunsvold Building (IDNR Springfield Headquarters Building), IDNR Regional Office buildings, IDNR State Museum buildings, and any other IDNR building marked with the ISP-approved sign prohibiting firearms. All firearms, including concealed firearms, are also prohibited on all IDNR State Refuge areas, IDNR Dedicated Nature Preserves, and IDNR children playground areas. When visiting any of these locations, Concealed Carry Permit holders are required to secure their concealed firearms in their vehicle in accordance with the Illinois Concealed Carry Act. 6) Can an Illinois Concealed Carry Permit holder possess a concealed firearm on or in a watercraft, off-highway vehicle, or snowmobile? Yes, but only if the watercraft, off-highway vehicle, or snowmobile is operated in an area not prohibited under the Concealed Carry Act. More information regarding the Illinois Concealed Carry Act can be viewed on the Illinois State Police web site at public/home.aspx . For other questions regarding the Illinois Concealed Carry Act related to activities regulated by the IDNR, persons may call the IDNR Office of Law Enforcement at 217782-6431.

in Quattrocchi case By beth zumwalt Pike Press Pike County State’s Attorney Carrie Boyd filed amended charges containing eight felony counts against Frank Quattrocchi, 71 of Pittsfield. The first seven counts contained minor revisions to one of his previous charges, and the eighth count was a new financial exploitation of an elderly person charge. Quattrochhi was originally charged with the three counts of financial institution fraud and theft in October, 2012. Additional charges have been added since that time. According to information filed in the Pike County Courthouse, Quattrocchi committed the offense of felony theft in that he “knowingly exerted unauthorized control over money” in a trust fund and intended to “deprive the beneficiaries of the trust permanently of the property.”

The second charge is the offense of financial institution fraud, by deceiving the bank where the trust was held. The amount in question is more than $100,000 but less than $500,000 and the charges include a time period between May 2006 and Nov.2010. Quattrocchi appeared with his attorney for preliminary hearing Feb. 27 on the new charges and waived his right to preliminary hearing. The defendant pleaded not guilty, and the case is set for jury trial in May before the Honorable Judge Diane Lagoski.  All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Both charges, although felonies, are probationable or are punishable by a minimum of four or maximum of 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Barry youth receives IDOC sentence By beth zumwalt Pike Press A Barry youth, Levi Niffen, 18, was sentenced last week in Pike County Circuit Court to four years and eight months in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of aggravated battery. He also will serve three years, also in IDOC, for the offense of felony criminal damage to property as well as restitution to the victim, fines, and court costs. The sentences, which run concurrently, were handed down following a five-hour hearing involving multiple witnesses and exhibits. Niffen received his sentence Friday, Feb. 28 in a hearing presided over by Judge Diane Lagoski. He had pleaded guilty Oct. 26 to the charges and sentencing was originally set for January but was postponed to Feb. 28 due to the need to finalize the amount of restitution to the victim and his family. Restitution was set at more than $10,000 to the victim’s family and approximately $3,000 for damages done to the residence during the attack. State’s Attorney Boyd presented evidence consisting of the testimony of Pike County Deputy Mike Lemons; Misti McCallister, wife of the victim; Casie Woodward; and the victim, Doug McCallister. Group exhibits were also testified to by the State’s witnesses. The defendant, represented by Quincy attorney Drew Schnack, presented testimony from the defendant’s family members. The penalties for the offense of aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony, ranged from probation to 2-5 years incarceration in the Illinois Department of Corrections and a fine up to $25,000, as well as court costs and restitution to the victim. The criminal damage to property offense, a class 4 felony, carried a possible probation sentence and/or 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and a fine up to $25,000 plus restitution and court costs. Boyd asked for the maximum department of corrections sentence and was pleased with the judge’s ruling. “The judge factored in an agreement between counsel for the time the defendant spent in the Pike

County Jail from early January to the hearing date in making her determination,” Boyd said. “I am pleased the court system sent a strong message that this kind of brutal, senseless act that could have taken the life of a beloved father and husband will not be tolerated in our county.” Boyd went on to say while she understood, Niffen was young, it is the primary function of her office to punish those who offend and break laws. “This crime was especially brutal and took place at the victim’s home– the one place in this world where he should feel most secure,” Boyd said. “Given those facts, as well as the extensive injuries and life-altering effects to the victim and his family, I could not ask for anything less than the maximum sentence. No wife or son should have to witness what happened to Doug McCallister on that October night, and my prayer is that the McCallister family will now begin to find the relief they deserve.” Niffen was accused of forcefully entering the McCallister home in Barry on the evening of Oct. 6, 2013 and striking Doug McCallister in the head with a baseball bat. McCallister was taken to Hannibal to the hospital and airlifted to Columbia, Mo. where he was a long-term patient. “I thank deputies Steve Lowry and Mike Lemons for their solid investigation efforts and all of our witnesses, especially Doug and Misti McCallister, for their extraordinary resolve and bravery in reliving the worst night of their lives while testifying in court,” Boyd said. “I am grateful to our victim witness coordinator, Cecelia Nevius, for the many nights she spent working into the early morning hours to ensure that correct restitution figures were available, and I also thank Leecia Carnes, the assistant state’s attorney, for her suggestions and assistance at hearing. Most importantly, I thank the community of Barry for embracing the McCallister family and for demanding that justice be served for these wonderful people.”  Following a 90-minute bond hearing on Oct. 24, the defendant pleaded guilty and was scheduled for sentencing in early January. The January hearing was postponed to Feb. 28 due to the need to finalize the amount of restitution to the victim and his family.

Art presentation coming to JWCC in Pittsfield March 19 and 21 Ellie Pinzarrone will present two lectures open to the public and John Wood Community College students in Pittsfield March 19 and March 21. Pinzarrone, will present Women and Italian Renaissance Art March 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. She will discuss the social realities of women in Italy from 1300 to 1650, including the production of art by religious women in Rome and Bologna. March 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pinzarrone will present The Director as Artist: Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick. The works of Hitchcock and Kubrick will be discussed with attention to Hollywood conventions, narrative themes, his-

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torical and social context, feminist critique and cinematography. Pinzarrone earned her master’s in art history from the American University in Washington D.C. and holds a bachelor’s in history, art and Gender and Women’s Studies from University of Illinois. She is an art history lecturer at the Quincy Art Center and teaches art appreciation at JWCC in Pittsfield. The presentations will be held at the JWCC Pittsfield Education Center at 1308 West Washington. The events are free and open to the public. For more information contact the JWCC Pittsfield Education Center at 217-285-5319.

Crime Stoppers To leave an anonymous tip on any criminal activity, or wanted person, in Pike County IL call the Pike County Crime Stoppers at (217) 285-1500. Tips can be on old or new crimes, even crimes currently taking place.   You will not be asked to identify yourself.  You will be provided with a tip

number during the call. Keep the tip number as this is the only way to identify yourself as providing the tip when calling back to see if an arrest was made or in claiming any cash reward.  If your tip is used in making an arrest, you will be eligible for a cash reward. 

Police Beat The police records released by the Pike County Sheriff ’s office include the following arrests and bookings. The records state that these are accusations and each individual is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Bookings Linda M. King, 38, Hannbial Mo., was arrested Feb. 24 on two in-state warrants. She posted $300 on one warrant and $500 on the other and was released pending court appearance. Dustin L. Chaplin, 34, Barry, was arrested Feb. 26 on a felony charge of drug induced homicide and manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance. He remains lodged with no bond set. Kristi L. Daniels, 32, Chambersburg, was arrested Feb. 25 on felony charges of reckless discharge of a firearm. She posted $300 bond and was released pending court appearance. Jason W. Williams, 27, Harrisburg, was arrested Feb. 25 on a misdemeanor Pike County warrant alleging failure to pay. He remains lodged in lieu of $750. Jeffrey L. Edwards, 29, Pittsfield, was arrested Feb. 26 on a warrant asking for revocation of supervision on felony charges. He posted $300 bond and was released pending court appearance. David S. Swenson, 50, Louisiana, Mo., was arrested Feb. 27 on a Pike County traffic warrant alleging failure to appear on traffic charges. He posted $4,000 bond and was released pending court appearance. Kristi L. Daniels, 32, Chambersburg, was arrested Feb.

27 on a warrant seeking to revoke probation. She remains lodged. Kennard R. Scranton, 29, Perry, was arrested Feb. 27 on a felony warrant seeking to revoke probation. He posted $500 and was released pending court appearance. Jennifer L. Orr, 25, no legal address, was arrested Feb. 27 on charges of failure to register as a sex offender. She remains lodged in lieu of $1.500 bond. Eric Lawber, 22, Griggsville, was arrested Feb. 27 on charges of criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual assault. He remains lodged in lieu of $10,000 bond. Chad A. Wooldridge, 27, Pearl, was arrested Feb. 27 on charges of disorderly conduct. He was released on his own recognizance. Julian J. Tripp, 19, Blue Island, was arrested Feb. 28 on misdemeanor charges of possession of cannabis, illegal transportation of alcohol by a driver, illegal possession of alcohol and speeding. He posted $150 and was released pending court appearance. John E. Conkright, 33, Milton, was arrested March 3 on a Pike County warrant alleging failure to appear and driving while suspended. He remains lodged on the warrant in lieu of $400 bond. Dillion. W. Moore, 27, Griggsville, was arrested March 2 on charges of domestic battery and possession of drug paraphernalia. He remains lodged with no bail set.


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Griggsville-Perry Tornado senior basketball player Levi King ended his high school career with 590 total rebounds. This places him ninth all time in the GP men’s basketball record books. Congrats to Levi on a great career at G-P. King celebrated his award with his niece, Bella Bernard.

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Saukee senior Wayde Smith goes up for a lay-up with 3.2 seconds showing on the scoreboard. Smith’s shot would be blocked from behind, but he was fouled and connected on his two free throws, giving the Saukees a one-point lead. Rowly Filbert was fouled with less than one second on the board and also connected giving the Saukees a three-point win.

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Three wrestlers from the Saukee wrestling program wrestled in a fresh/soph regional Saturday, The three were coached by Randy Butler, who was assisted by the Saukees’ lone state qualifier this year, Logan Thiele. Left to right, Wade Thiele, who finished first, Brenton Noble, first. Logan Thiele and Cody Hayden, fourth.

Little League baseball and softball sign-ups Any youth 4-16 years old interested in playing Little League baseball or softball this summer on a Pittsfield team, sign-ups will be Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the PCS cafeteria. Forms are available at the South and PCS School offices, on line at or the day of sign-ups. You must fill out a player registration form and medical release form for every child that plays. If you are planning on coaching or helping out in anyway, you must fill out a volunteer application form for a back ground check. Sign-up fees are $25 for T-ball and $40 for all other divisions. The different age divisions for baseball and softball are 6-8 year old coach pitch, 9-10 year old Minor League, 11-12 year old Major League, 13-14 year old Junior League and 15-16 year old Senior League. There is also a co-ed T-ball for 4-5 year olds. Any questions, you can contact Brian Daniel at 217491-2321, Jack Hull 217-473-5151 or Jason White at 217-415-3138 Other Pike County league town contacts are from Pleasant Hill Jackie Shireman 217-430-0788, Griggsville/Perry; Derrick Nash 217-836-2707; Barry Western; Sara Fesler Merryman 217-4307063 and Milton; Tyler Robinson 217-370-6168.

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G-P’s Isaac Whitaker drives around Western’s Donovan Schwanke last week in regional action. G-P ended Western’s season and then fell 76-42 to Payson. Griggsville-Perry ends a successful season with a 17-11 record.


mark om Book tdoors.c u o ge ivers e pa twor our hom for y Women’s bowling at the Bowling Place in Pittsfield Tuesday afternoon: Feb.25 Gray House B and B 28-4 Five Aces 24-8 Late Comers 17 1/2 –14 1/2 Fashion Flowers 17-15 Rolling Pins 16 1/2-151.2 Pin Pals 15-17 Misfits 15-17 Road Runners14–18 Frame Flames 12-20 Individual high game: Beth Wade, 221; high game with handicap: Beth Wade, 245. High individual series:Carolyn Seaman, 515 : high series with handicap: Carolyn Seaman, 644. Team high game :Gray House B

and B, 779; with handicap:Misfits, 1009 Team series: Gray House, 2,192 with handicap:Misfits, 2,937. Women’s Wednesday night bowling Feb. 26 Got Balls 46-18 Five of a Kind 46-18 Alley Oops 38-26 Country Fixins 36-28 Belles of the Ball 32-32 Dominos 32-32 Bowling Stones 30-34 Happy Hookers 28-36 Ambrosia Dynasty 28-36

PCC Girls 26-36 Hatchers Guest Houses 24-40 Jokers Wild 14-50 High individual game:Beth Wade, 215; high game with handicap: Doris Webel, 241. High individual series:Doris Webel, 563: series with handicap: Doris Webel, 677. High team game: Country Fixins, 787; with handicap:Belles of the Ball,1,015. High team series: Country Fixins 2,268: with handicap:Five of a Kind, 2,937.

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By beth zumwalt The Weekly Messenger The Saukee Youth Wrestling Club competed in the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation’s South Regional in East St. Louis, Illinois Saturday, March 1. Individual results were: Bantam Division (8 & Under): Rebecca Neupauer--first place; Aaron Shaw--second place; Luke Archer—third place Intermediate (8-10 Years Old):

Grayson Cook--regional champ at intermediate 95, sectional qualifier; Aiden Conley--third place at intermediate 55, sectional qualifier Mason Davis--fourth place at intermediate 89, sectional qualifier Novice (11-12 Years Old) Zane Phillips--fourth place at novice 89, sectional qualifier. Sectionals will be held March 8, 2014, in Highland and will include wrestlers advancing from the East St. Louis, Edwardsville, and Carbondale regionals.

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Once the final buzzer sounded Friday night in Rushville, there was mob scene at mid-court as fans rushed to congratulate the Saukees on their win. The Saukees were seeded fourth in the regional and it seemed unlikely they would win but a miracle come-back sends the Saukees to sectional play.

Saukees pull out miraculous win By beth zumwalt Pike Press If you were at Rushville Friday night watching the Saukee-Illini West game, you probably were on the edge of your seat throughout. If you were there for the last 20 seconds, you probably don’t remember where you were, just that you were watching one of the greatest games ever. The Saukees pulled out a miraculous 47-44 win over Illini West for the regional title. The Saukees will head to the Macon ( Meridian) sectional and were to have played last night against Warrensburg-Latham, a talented, athletic team with quick hands and good shooters. How the Saukee got there is another story. In the last 20 seconds of the regional title game, there were five turnovers by both teams combined, four points scored, all on free throws and a four point swing in the score. But rewind a little farther. With one minute left to go, the Saukees were trailing by five. A steal and a lay-up cut the lead to three, another

lay-up and the Saukees were down 1 with 11 seconds to go. Let the heroics begin. “We called our last time out and set up the deny defense,” Brad Tomhave, varsity coach said. “We had only been called for three fouls so we weren’t going to be putting them at the line if we did foul, which we did. It just wasn’t called.” Illini West was out of time outs. They got the ball with a little over 11 seconds left to go in the game but on the inbounds play, the ball handler was called for traveling. Ball to the Saukees, still trailing by one. Pittsfield then committed a turnover, ball to Illini West with around 9 seconds left. The official ruled the Illini West player stepped on the baseline and was out of bounds, ball to Pittsfield. The Saukees committed yet another turnover and when Illini West went to inbound the ball, a high lob down the floor, Eli Petty got a hand on the ball and gained controlled just long enough to pass the ball to Wayde Smith. Smith went in for the lay-up, missed, but was fouled. He con-

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Joel Cook, son of Rich and Julie Cook; Austin Miller, son of Chris and Mandy Miller; and Derek Neupauer, son of John and Michele Neupauer. All advanced to sectional competition Saturday after winning in the regional at Macomb.

nected on both free throws to give the Saukees a one point lead with about two second on the clock. “I wasn’t really nervous,” Smith said. “We’ve been in some close games before this season. We just never gave up.” After Smith put the Saukees ahead, the Chargers had about two seconds to get the ball down the floor and score. In the scramble for the in-bounds pass, Rowly Filbert was fouled. The junior stepped to the line and made both of his shots with less than one second showing on the clock. “Eli got a big steal and Wayde got us the winning baskets,” Filbert said. “ I just wanted to make sure to stop a last second shot. I shot my shots, made them and was ready to celebrate.” The Saukees went into the regional seeded fourth. They defeated Rushville, Monday night and then knocked off the top seeded Beardstown Tigers, Wednesday to earn a second shot at Illini West, who defeated the Saukees earlier in the year.

PCS Braves compete in IESA Regional The PCS Braves wrestling team traveled to Macomb, Saturday, to compete in IESA regional competition. IESA wrestling is a singleclass system, meaning all schools, regardless of size or location, are in direct competition. Regional 13 in Macomb was comprised of Quincy, Macomb, Canton-Ingersoll, Jacksonville Turner, Havana, Glasford Illini Bluffs, Camp Point Central, Beardstown, and Pittsfield. The Braves advanced three wrestlers to Sectionals, including: Joel Cook--regional champ at 100 lbs; Austin Miller--fourth place medalist at 119 lbs. and

Derek Neupauer--fourth place medalist at 135 lbs. The Braves will compete in the 18-school Sectional G, which includes wrestlers from the nine schools participating in the Macomb regional, as well as those from Alton, Auburn, Cakohia Wirth, Chatham Glenwood, Litchfield, O’Fallon, PORTA, Rochester, and Taylorville. To qualify for the IESA state tournament, wrestlers must finish in the top three at sectionals. The sectional will be held at The Bowl in Jacksonville with competition beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 8.


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COUNTY CLERK ANNOUNCES EARLY VOTING Rita Hagen, Calhoun County Clerk, announces that voters can cast a ballot prior to Election Day, March 18, 2014, without offering a reason or an excuse for wanting to vote early. For the March 18, 2014 Primary Election, early voting will begin March 3, 2014 and end March 15, 2014. Early voting will be conducted at the Calhoun County Clerk’s Office, 106 N County Road, Hardin, IL, Monday through Friday from 8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. The County Clerk’s Office will also be open Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for the purpose of early voting. Voters from the precincts of Belleview, Carlin, Crater, Hamburg, Hardin, Gilead, Richwoods and Point may take advantage of this service. February 19, 2014 Rita Hagen, Election Authority 2.26.14, 3.5, 3.12

Notice of Public HeariNg Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the State of Illinois Complied Statutes, the Fairmount Township Highway Commissioner will hold a public hearing on Friday, March 14th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to examine TR246/360th Ln. and to hear reasons for or against vacating this right-of-way. The hearing will be held at Pike County Highway Department, 1101 Lakeview Heights, Pittsfield, Illinois. The legal description of the right-of-way to be added is as follows: A portion of TR 246/360th Ln beginning at the Southeast corner of Section 28, then going Southerly approximately 1320’ along the section line between Sections 33 and 34, Township 3 South, Range 4 West of the Fourth Principal Meridian, Pike County, Illinois. *The legal description was incorrect in last week’s publication. The correct beginning point is the Southeast corner of Section is 28. 3.5.14


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Mary J. Moss; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Charles Moss; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. Property Address: 1270 Mason Street, Barry, Illinois 62312 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on March 30, 2012, I, Sheriff, Paul Petty of Pike County, Illinois, will hold a sale on April 4, 2014 , commencing at 9 AM, at the Pike County Courthouse, 100 East Washington Street, Pittsfield, IL 62363, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: LOT 6 IN MOON’S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF BARRY, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF PIKE, IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 1270 Mason Street, Barry, Illinois 62312 P.I.N.: 46-038-11

IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Pike County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 West Diehl Road, Suite 120, Naperville, IL 60563 (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax)

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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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The Pittsfield Fire Department recently held their annual wife’s appreciation dinner at the County Seat. As is tradition, fireman of the year is awarded at his banquet. Chad Knight, left, presented the award to Josh Klatt. This award is voted on by the fellow fireman every year and this is third time to receive this honor. He is the first firefighter to have received it three times.

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In the cast of Showcase this weekend are, front row, left to right, Shelby Butricks, Dakota White, Dylan Rose, Taylor Knight and Sierra Doil. Second row, Ashley Wright , Rebekah, Mowen, Ashley Holcomb, Tiffany Hughes, Mikayla Morton, Angel Rose, Sadie Leveal. Third row, Haylee

Miller, Trystin Smith, Pam Hirst, Carley White, Faith Johns, Kelsey McKinnon and Justine Leavel. Fourth rwo, Kya Evatt, Cari Moore, Crystal Stocker, Deanna Hull, Griffin Hall, Noah Lippincott, Jade Evatt, April Prater.

Showcase is coming to PHHS this weekend

By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press The Pleasant Hill High School Choral Music Department, under the direction of Jack Bibb, will this year be presenting "Showcase 2014". This year's theme is "Back To The Past" which celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Showcase with a little help from the gang of the 1985's comedy hit "Back To The Future".  Due to the show marking its 20th anniversary, alumni from previous Showcases were invited back to perform.

Bibb said several have contacted him or others and said they were interested but he has no confirmations at this time. Those performances will take place before this year’s Showcase begins. The weather has played havoc on this year’s event and has affected everything from set building to rehearsals to getting the programs printed. “The kids have worked very hard on this and so has some of the staff and parents,” Bibb said. “We have missed nine practices because of snow days and

then missed our dress rehearsal Sunday because of the weather. But the kids have powered through and I think it will be a great show.” Bibb created Tina Jones, a teacher at the school for creating the sets and Beth Arnold, who has helped with the script and some directing. “And Ron and Freedom White have helped a lot with costumes and different thinks, A lot of parents have sent food to the rehearsals. It’s just been an great effort by the whole community,” Bibb said.

Barry Legion serves 400 March 1

By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Barry American Legion had their annual pancake, sausage and scrambled egg breakfast Saturday, March 1. “We served about 400 people,

including carry outs,” Tom Miller, Legion member said. “Supplies totaled $511, not counting orange juice and milk, which was donated.” Orange juice and milk were donated by Prairie Farms and delivered by Bob Ralph. Bob Dieker

also donated $100 to pay for the scrambled eggs. “We grossed $1144, showing a profit of $633,” Miller said. “The 50/50 grossed $93. Punkin Johnson won $46, which he donated to our flag fund.”

The show will be March 6 – 8, with March 6 having special pricing for Senior Citizens. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. each eveining in the Pleasant Hill High School's "small gym".  Admission is $5 for Senior Citizens on Thursday, March 6.  Submitted photo Adult admission will be $7 and student admission will be $5 all three nights.  So, please come out to "Showcase 2014" for a Elaine Hoaglin, secretary and treasurer of the Pike County Little great night of fun and musical League, right, receives a $450 donation from Barb McTucker, vice presientertainment. dent of Farmers State Bank, for sponsoring a team and a sign at the

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Birchenall graduates from Franklin University Brooklyn (Hull) Birchenall, from Eureka, graduated Dec. 31 from Franklin University, where she received her Master's Degree in Business Administration. She also received a Bachelor's Degree in Financial Management in 2009 from Franklin University and acquired her Associate's Degree in Finance and a Certificate in Banking and Finance in 2006 from Illinois

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Griggsville-Perry essay local winners to be announced The seventh and eighth grade essays have been submitted for the local contest judging to the Perry American Legion Auxiliary Post #1040 for the 2014 Department of Illinois Annual Americanism Essay Contest co-sponsored by The American Legion Department of Illinois, The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Illinois and the Sons of the American Legion Detachment of Illinois before the local contest deadline. The 2014 contest subject and title is “How Would I Improve our Form of Government?” All of the students have done a very fine job writing on the essay topic, even though the essays could not be more than 500 words in length according to the contest rules. The local judging is completed by a qualified adult in the education field, but not a current school employee. In order to have a fair impartial way for the judge to read and grade the essays on each judging level, a contest grading scale is listed in the essay contest brochure. Each student has used this information in preparing the essays for the competition. NO title pages are given to the judge since it contains the name of the student and the grade level, but a secret code is used during judging so afterwards the essays can be identified for recognition. There are three classes in the essay contest: Class I (seventh and eighth grades), Class II (ninth and tenth grades), and Class III (11th and 12th grades) for all Illinois students in the seventh through 12th grades including home0schooled students, too. The State Awards for the first five places in each of the three classes of competition range from $100 to $200 cash awards and $300 to $1,200 scholarship awards. The local essay contest competition starts on a Post (local) level for judging the Griggsville-Perry Middle School seventh and eighth grade students’ essays, then the first place winning essay is forwarded to the District Auxiliary Chairman for further competition in the District level competition by the March 1 deadline. Next the first place winning essay in each class in each district in the state is forwarded to the Division Auxiliary Chairman for judging by the April 1 deadline. Then the first place winning essay in each class in each division in the state is sent to the Department

Auxiliary Chairman for the state level of competition in the essay contest in each of the three classes by the May 1 deadline. Again this year, two GriggsvillePerry Middle School teachers in Perry assisted the seventh and eighth grade students to prepare for the essay contest in composition, grammar and computer skills. Mrs. Linda K. Pearson teaches the seventh and eighth grade reading and writing classes. Mrs. Rebecca J. Smith teaches the seventh and eighth grade language art classes plus the fifth and sixth grade keyboarding classes. The students have learned the many steps and forms for composing the essays in the middle school curriculum such as brainstorming the topic, researching the topic, steps in the writing process, proper essay form and the formatting process leading up to the final print0out of the essay. The students meet deadlines by only working on the essays in Smith’s language classes in the computer classroom during January at school since this is a contest. The students complete the research of the topic, compose the drafts, rewrite by typing corrections on the typed rough drafts and finally format the essays in final print-out form according to the rules listed in the contest brochure. The announcement of the five local essay finalists will be held soon at an all-school assembly. The top five award winning essays will be read at the assembly to reveal these five finalists in the local Class I competition for seventh and eighth graders, but the final award places will not be revealed to the finalists until all five students and their families are honored at the American Legion and Auxiliary Birthday Dinner Meeting Monday, March 17 at 6 p.m. at the Pioneer Express Warehouse Dining Room in Perry. The adult meal will be fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, dessert and tea/ coffee at the cost of $10 which includes tax and tip. At the dinner meeting, all meal checks should be made payable to the Perry American Legion Auxiliary. All legion and auxiliary members and their families are invited to attend with reservations due by Tuesday, March 11 to Cheryl Dickerson at 236-4071 with choice of white or dark meat preference with each reservation. The five essay finalists and their families

Pittsfield Manor named a ‘Best Nursing Home’ The U.S. News & World Report named 163 Illinois nursing homes to their list of the country’s “Best Nursing Homes.” Included in that list is Pittsfield Manor. “Illinois is fortunate to have these 167 skilled nursing facilities that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to their residents,” said IHCA Executive Director David Voepel. “Behind the increasing number of ‘Best Nursing Homes’ are improvements in clinical care and nurses spending more time with residents, all of which means a better quality of life for seniors and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.” U.S. News determines its annual rankings through data collected from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The federal agency assigns each nursing center certified by the government

a rating of one to five stars through its Five-Star Rating System. U.S. News names all those with a fivestar rating a “Best Nursing Home.” For more information on how the rankings are determined, please visit: best-nursing-homes. While the “Best Nursing Homes” of 2014 celebrates those nursing centers that have earned a five-star ranking by the federal government, IHCA reminds consumers that rankings are not a precise indicator of whether a center is right for an individual needing care. “Our loved ones’ care is too important to leave to a search on the internet,” Voepel added. “Nursing centers across Illinois are providing excellent care, and you can see it when you walk through the doors. Visiting a nursing center is really the best way to decide the appropriate fit for each individual requiring long term or post-acute care.”

Pikeland Community Unit District #10 Vacancies

Pikeland CUSD #10 in Pittseld, IL has the following teaching and coaching vacancies.

•High School Spanish Teacher • District Speech Therapist • Junior High Math Teacher • Head High School Volleyball Coach

• Head Varsity Football Coach • Night Custodian at Pittseld High School starting April 1, 2014.

plus teachers, staff and administration will receive reservation forms and information at school as those reservations are due to Becky Smith at G-PMS (236-9161) by Tuesday, march 11 also. The students may order the $10 adult meal or an $8 student meal is also available with a choice of hamburger, cheeseburger or chicken strips with french fries, dessert, and tea/soda. The five essay finalists are treated to either peal paid by the auxiliary. Also being honored at the Birthday of the American Legion Dinner Meeting will be Mr. Toby Elledge who will be recognized for being a 60 year American Legion member. He joins many other Perry American Legion members who have attained 50 year and 60 year membership awards. Last year’s first place G-PMS essay award winner was Kalli Goewey, and her essay received fifth in the State of Illinois Class I competition for seventh and eighth grade level. She was honored to receive her $100 cash award at the American Legion and Auxiliary State Meeting this past summer. Several years ago Jordan Freeman, another G-PMS student at that time, received state honors too. STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PIKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS – IN PROBATE In the Matter of the Estate of: LOUISE H. JONES, Deceased. No. 14-P-8 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION -CLAIMS Notice is given of the death of Louise H. Jones, of Pittsfield, Illinois. Letters of Office were issued on February 21, 2014, to James Jones, 1629 Old Hwy 67, Jacksonville, IL 62650, whose attorney is Eddie Carpenter, 305 West State Street, P. O. Box 871, Jacksonville, Illinois 62651. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Court at Pike County Courthouse, 100 E. Washington, Pittsfield, IL 62363, or with the Executor, or both, on or before September 5, 2014, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Executor and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. Dated: February 21, 2014 JAMES JONES, Executor Eddie Carpenter Attorney at Law 305 West State Street P.O. Box 871 Jacksonville, IL 62651 (217) 245-7015 3.5.14

FUEL BID REQUESTS The Pike County Highway Department will be accepting sealed bids for fuel at the office of the County Engineer until 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 17, 2014. For further information contact the Pke County Highway Department, 1101 Lakeview Heights, Pittsfield, IL 62363. Telephone: (217) 285-4364. Fuel Specs can be obtained on our website: 3.5.14

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PIKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: CRYSTAL L. BAXTER and MICHAEL B. BAXTER (Husband and Wife), to adopt No. 13-AD-7 AIDEN SCOTT CONLEY, vs. AIDEN SCOTT CONLEY, A Minor, and ROBERT L. CONLEY, Respondent. NOTICE BY PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for service by publication having been filed, notice is herby given you, ROBERT L. CONLEY, Respondent in the above entitled ation, that an action has been commenced in the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, Pike County by the Petitions, CRYSTAL L. BAXTER and MICHAEL B. BAXTER, against you, praying for leave for Petitioner, MICHAEL B. BAXTER, to adopt the minor child as his own child and for leave to change the name of AIDEN SCOTT CONLEY. NOW, therefore, unless you ROBERT L. CONLEY, the Respondent, file your Answer to the Petition to Adopt Related Child by Mother and New Spouse filed in this action, or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, Pike County, Illinois, hosted in the Courthouse in the City of Pittsfield, Illinois, on or before the 26th day of March, A.D. 2014, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a Judgement entered in accordance with the prayer of the Complaint.

The City of Pittsfield is accepting applications for a full-time police chief Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Preference may be given to individuals with prior training and experience. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on March 21, 2014 at the City Clerk’s office, 215 North Monroe Street, Pittsfield, IL 62363.

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