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Mickey Petty, left, and C.J. McDonald had a great time playing with construction vehicles in the corn.

Family Fun Day was really fun

May Day celebrated at Griggsville Estates. See page A2

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Main Street’s Family Fun Day also doubled as the Pike County Abe Lincoln Project’s Living History Day. Visiting from Hannibal was, seated, Dale Hayes, a Confederate soldier impersonator, who frequently visits the annual re-enactment at Pittsfield Lake. Standing left to right, are Kathy Zimmerman and D. J. Westmaas of Pittsfield, both with the Abe Lincoln project.

Schools welcome education waiver Hawthorne Inn ladies show off Easter bonnets. See page B3

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Council chooses Yelliott

Lisa & Owen Brown Pittsfield, IL

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By JEANETTE WALLACE Pike Press Illinois has been granted a waiver from some mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act. This adds Illinois to the long list of states that have already received a waiver from the Act, which it applied for in 2012, and many educators are relieved that it has finally been issued. “I think it’s great because it allows us more flexibility with our title one funds,” Ron Edwards, Pleasant Hill Schools superintendent, said. The No Child Left Behind Act was issued in 2001 and attempts to hold primary and secondary schools to higher standards, requiring 100 per-

cent of students in a school to reach the same set of standards in math and reading set by the state. This includes special education students and students with a more disadvantaged background. “I don’t think anybody managed to meet all those expectations…and goals,” Steve Goodman, Western School superintendent, said. The waiver clears the way for some of the new programs and educational reforms the state is putting into effect such as the new PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) testing that will replace ISAT and PSAE testing. (See SCHOOLS, A2)

By beth zumwalt Pike Press Pittsfield Main Street’s Family Fun Day lived up to its billing. It was a fun day for most of those who attended. Demonstrations by a group from Nauvoo and the Abe Lincoln Project, a scavenger hunt that took children into 32 different businesses, games by the First Baptist Church, a chance to sit in a fire truck, watch the Saukettes dance and use food coupons at three downtown eateries were all featured activities. “We would like to have had a few more attend,” Christy Davenport, executive director of Main Street, said. ‘But over all we had a good day.” Davenport said 115 children signed in at the registration table and estimates place 250 people in the downtown area throughout the four-hour event.

“That number would include parents and others who didn’t register,” she said. All told, 32 different businesses participated in the day, either by joining in the scavenger hunt or having a demonstration or activity in their business in an attempt to lure foot traffic. “That was the purpose of the event was to get people in some of our downtown businesses to show them what our town has to offer,” Davenport said. “We have a lot of stuff here.” Levi Pope was the winner of the season pass to King Pool for a family of four. He is the son of John and Minnie Pope of Pearl. Davenport said each of the businesses that participated were rewarded with lot of people coming and going and checking out their business. “And the weather cooperated,” she said.

By beth zumwalt Pike Press The Pittsfield City Council voted unanimously to hire Kenny Yelliott as the new chief of police. Yelliott will take over from Dennis Jennings, who has been with the city department the past 30 years. The decision was made at last night’s council meeting. “I appreciate Dennis Jennings and the job he has done for the city,” Yelliott said. “He’s done a good job.” Yelliott, an alderman, did not attend last night’s meeting. His resignation from his alderman’s post is expected in city hall today. In a phone interview after the meeting, Yelliott said he was excited about the opportunity. “I have an investment in the community,” he said. “I live here, I raised my children here, and my grandchildren live here. I think I can contribute.” Yelliott has 30 years of law enforcement experience. “I started out in 1979 with the Pike County Sheriff’s Department as jailer/dispatcher,” Yelliott. “That’s where I got to know Chief Jennings. If I was working midnights and he was, he would come in and check on me, see if I needed

anything. That’s the kind of chief I want to be.” After four years with the PCSD, Yelliott went to work with the as a policeman with the Secretary of State. One year later, he joined the Illinois State Police and worked his way up from road trooper to assistant deputy director of the investigative unit, a statewide position. Mayor John Hayden said the past few weeks were as interesting as any he has had since becoming mayor. “I had a lot of phone calls,” Hayden said. ‘Some didn’t think I should hire any of them, some thought I should hire all of them.” Hayden said five candidates were interviewed and he felt the committee picked the best man for the job. Jennings plans to retire at the end of the May. Hayden said he thought Yelliott would start part-time next week and be on the job with Jennings by May 19. Hayden will have 60 days to replace Yelliott on the council. Yelliott did not attend the meeting. According to Hayden, Yelliott did not want his presence to influence anyone’s vote. Alderman Robert Wilson also missed the meeting due to the death of his mother, Margaret Wilson.

said. “Earlier this spring, it was everywhere.” Johnson said he thinks the disease spread so easily because of the mobility of the hog industry. “There is always something moving,” he said. “Whether it be the hogs themselves or the feed or the workers. There is a lot of movement in the hog industry.” Julie Maschhoff, spokesman for Maschhoff Farms that has hog confinements in nine states including nine sow units in Pike County, said Maschhoff’s has taken every precaution to contain the disease. “We have strict bio-security measures at all times and we increased those,” she said. “Employees had to shower in and shower out, we disinfect the wheels of vehicles, and we restricted movement among the facilities. We were very, very careful.” Still, the disease affected between 50 and 60 percent of their

barns, she said, resulting in piglets being lost over a four-week period of time. “It takes about that long for a sow to build up immunity to PED,” Maschhoff said. “Overall, the industry suffered losses of five to seven percent.” Maschhoff said she expects to see pork prices rise in the grocery stores due to the outbreak of PED. “I think we will see a five to seven percent increase or a corresponding increase in pork prices,” she said. “I don’t think it will skyrocket like beef has, but it will go up because of the supply being affected.” Maschhoff said the disease was deadly to hogs but was depressing for employees. “We try to take very good care of our animals,” she said. “It was hard to watch the piglets become sick when you knew there was no cure.”

PED seems to have leveled off – for now By beth zumwalt Pike Press Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) hit Pike County earlier this year but is showing signs of remission. Experts agree, however, there is no guarantee there won’t be a return epidemic. It is believed the disease is transmitted through the fecal matter of hogs. Jerry Webster, who has several hog confinements in the Pleasant Hill area, said his barns were hit fairly hard. “It hit us hard but we got through it,” Webster said. “It has been devastating. At this time there is no known vaccine. We are hoping that as the weather warms up, the possibility of a re-infection will lessen.” PED first appeared in the U.S. in April of 2013 and has been working its way across the country since

that time. Experts in the industry are comparing it to transmissible gastro enteritis or TGE, which was detrimental to hog farms 20-30 years ago. By early February of this year it was estimated the disease had killed more than 1 million baby pigs nationwide since it was first reported in April 2013. The disease affects baby pigs; older hogs are not affected by it. Piglets 10 days old or younger are especially susceptible. Since there is no vaccine, the only way to stop the disease is to allow the sows giving birth to piglets to build up an immunity that she will pass on to her piglets. That takes time and industry experts say all piglets born within a 4-6 week time span of the disease being contracted will most likely die. “It has leveled off here,” Dr. William Johnson, veterinarian at the Griggsville Veterinarian Clinic,

New Philadelphia on its way to becoming a national park By JEANETTE WALLACE Pike Press The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a measure to assist in the progress of designating PIke County’s New Philadelphia area as a national park. “We’re pretty positive right now,” Philip Bradshaw, president of the New Philadelphia Association (NPA), said. “It’ll probably be designated as a national historic site.” The bill (H.R. 930) was sponsored by Congressman Aaron Schock and will now go to the Senate for approval. According to Bradshaw, President Barack Obama has said that he would sign it if it comes to him. “He told me when he was a senator he would sign it and he told me when he was president,” Bradshaw said. “We’re confident he will sign

it and we’re confident the senate will pass it.” New Philadelphia was the first town founded and built by a freed slave, Frank McWorter, before the Civil War. McWorter was born a slave in South Carolina in 1777 and later married his wife, Lucy, who was a slave on a Kentucky farm, in 1799. McWorter bought his own freedom and that of his wife by hiring out his own time. He was also eventually able to buy the freedom of 16 other family members. When the family moved to Illinois, McWorter bought a farm in Pike County and in 1836, he plotted the town of New Philadelphia, founding it as the first fully racially integrated community before the Civil War. Today, the original location of New Philadelphia is an active archaeological site. Before it can be

Pike crops doing well By JEANETTE WALLACE Pike Press

designated as a national park, the site has to go through a feasibility study by the federal government but Bradshaw says most of the documentation needed for that study has already been done. “It should be very little expense,” Bradshaw said. Bradshaw also explained that if the site does become a national park, the NPA would most likely turn it over to the Federal government for upkeep. A new kiosk erected on the site will be dedicated June 3 at 4:30 p.m. and Congressman Schock plans to attend. Afterward, a speaker will give a presentation about Lincoln at the Sprague Lodge. “It’s exciting in the fact that we’re bringing more visitors to the park, but the most important part is that the history will be preserved,” Bradshaw said.

Summer plans for Florence bridge By JEANETTE WALLACE Pike Press The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has plans to do some maintenance work on the Florence Bridge this summer. While the bridge underwent major construction and was closed for a long period of time last year, IDOT does not expect any long closures at the moment for this year. “We anticipate some work this summer to replace a few mechani-

cal parts that are showing some wear,” Paris Ervin, bureau chief of communication services at IDOT, said. “This work will require the bridge to be raised and stay immobile during the replacement, which will create the need for a single day closure of the bridge to highway traffic.” No date has been set for this work at this time, but IDOT will make an official announcement when it decides on a timeframe. The annual bridge inspection

is also scheduled to take place in June. “The bridge will remain open to traffic during the inspection, but will be restricted to one lane at times,” Ervin said. Currently, IDOT’s bridge crew is performing some routine preventative maintenance, mostly dealing with lubricating the bridge’s moving parts. Ervin did not provide further information about longterm plans for replacing the bridge.

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Planting season is underway and so far things are going well for crops in Pike County. “All the folks I’ve talked to said the crops are going in nicely,” Blake Roderick, executive director at the Pike County Farm Bureau, said. Much of the corn crops have already been planted and are beginning to sprout. According to the latest Illinois Weather and Crops report, 43 percent of corn crops have been planted in Illinois so far this year, which is 2 percent higher than the five year average. Roderick also said that farmers have also begun planting beans. So far, 3 percent of the soybean crops in Illinois have been planted. He expects most of the soybean crops to be planted in the next few weeks as long as there isn’t too much rain. Last week, cooler temperatures and wet conditions limited field work. There was some worry that moisture wouldn’t be deep enough in the soil and the plants wouldn’t hold, but farmers believe now that won’t be a problem. “From what I’m hearing, things are going along well. But you know that can change quickly,” Roderick said. All in all, so far it’s starting out to be a good year for Pike County crops. “It’s nice to have a normal year for a change,” Roderick said.


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Pike Press receives awards from SIEA Pike Press received six awards last month at the annual Southern Illinois Editorial Association newspaper contest, including recognition as one of the best large weeklies in downstate Illinois. In the open judging category, an editorial written by Pike Press publisher Julie Boren received third place. Other winners were from Carbondale, Effingham and Hillsboro. Boren’s editorial analyzed decisions by the Pike County Board and the Pleasant Hill village board to go on record in support of the Second Amendment. Also in open judging, Beth Zumwalt’s coverage of Jade Peebles’ toy collection campaign received honorable mention. All other winners in this category were from daily newspapers.

Other Pike Press awards came in the Better Newspaper Contest which evaluates randomly selected issues from the preceding year. Pike Press received first, Editorial Page; second, Local News Coverage; and third, Advertising Excellence. In the General Excellence tally, Pike Press came in third. SIEA is headquartered at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, representing newspapers in the southern half of the state. Representatives of SIU participated in the judging of the contest. Awards were presented April 25 following a luncheon at Giant City State Park Lodge near Makanda. Pike Press was represented at the event by Julie Boren, publisher, and her husband, Michael.

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Students in Jamie Kelly’s second grade class did a May Pole dance at Griggsville Estates Thursday afternoon. Students in the class were: Bella Shoemaker, Nathalie Lothridge, Ella Richard, Saylor Martin, Kiereny Nash, Aaiylah Cawthon, Logan Hobson, Leather Hill. Alexis Miller, Jaxson Burns, Lane Lipcaman, Zachary Thomas, Wyatt Lipcaman, Gunnar Fanshier, Eli White, Brady Waid, Dayne McCallister

Griggsville Estates Marie DeWitt, a resident at the Estates, said she remembered doing the May Pole dance at Pleasant Hill on the playground and guesses she was about the same age as the students at the Estates Thursday. Catherine Stine, another resident, also remembers May Day activities on a vacant lot just west of the Griggsville school. She said there is a house on the lot now and guesses the date was just prior to WWII.

National Day of Prayer at courthouse The annual National Day of Prayer service was held Thursday, May 1 on the south lawn of the Pike County courthouse. Approximately 50 Christians from several different churches braved the temperatures in the upper 40s and a biting west wind, as they gathered to pray for the United States of America and to share a light lunch prepared by Gaylord Rhodes of Pittsfield and other volunteers. The leaders during the noon to 1 p.m. gathering were pastors Michael Pierce of Pittsfield First Baptist Church, Jerry Edison of the Milton Christian Church, Ben Van Kuren and Ahron Cooney of Calvary Baptist Church, Ted Justice of First Christian Church, and Jon Kroeze of the Pittsfield Nazarene Church. Brother Jerry Edison, pastor of the Milton Christian Church for the past 20 years, prayed for the churches of America. Andy Borrowman, chairman of the Pike County Board, prayed for local, state and national government officials. Michelle Kirk offered prayer for our families. Brother Edison, who served in the U.S. Air Force, prayed for our military and their families. N.D. Harrison, businessman and elder at First Christian Church,

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A tent on the south courthouse lawn served free hot dogs, chips and cookies for National Day of Prayer May 1. Due to cold temperature and a brisk breeze, the hot coffee may have been the most popular offering.

prayed for our businesses. Julie Boren, editor and publisher of the Pike Press and Pleasant Hill Weekly Messenger, prayed

for the media, and Pikeland Community School teacher Denise Booth prayed for our schools and colleges.

list,” Andrea Allen, Griggsville-Perry superintendent, said. Pikeland schools, which were also chosen to pilot the test, did it entirely online. “It was different than anything they’ve ever done before,” Paula Hawley, Pikeland superintendent, said.

Several educators are concerned about having to do testing completely online when they don’t have the capacity to have all their students online at one time. “I’m really nervous about PARCC next year,” Edwards said. “I still question where we’ll get the money to upgrade the technology.”

Schools (Continued from A1) So far two school districts in Pike County, Griggsville-Perry and Pikeland, have been chosen to pilot the PARCC testing. The state is planning to make PARCC an entirely online test, but at the moment, schools can still apply for pencil and paper tests. “We’re on the pencil/paper pilot

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By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Greg Dolbeare, a Louisiana, Mo. businessman who has applied for a permit to build a grain elevator, says the plans are on track. Dolbeare has asked the Army Corps of Engineers for permission to develop 65 acres of land he owns between the existing Champ Clark bridge

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in Louisiana and the railroad bridge into a grain facility. “We are waiting on permits,” Dolbeare said. “There are several governmental agencies involved and they all seem to move at their own pace.” Dolbeare said while the paperwork and permitting process may be taking longer than he would like, he sees no roadblocks and expects the project to proceed.

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Keith Smith takes Land of Lincoln Honor Flight Barry City Council By beth zumwalt Pike Press Keith Smith, a veteran of Korean era service, took the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight last week and said it was the best trip ever. Smith said he served in Germany as a motor sergeant during the Korean Conflict and is thankful he got to take the Honor Flight. “Every serviceman who is eligible should take it,” Smith said. “It is quite a trip.” Smith said he and his son, David, who accompanied him as his guardian, made the trip that left Springfield about 5:30 last Tuesday morning. “The night before, the Springfield VFW served the veterans, their guardians and their families a banquet,” Smith said. “There must have been 200-250 people there. It was a lot of work for them but they made it very nice.” Smith said the flight from Springfield to the Washington area took a little over two hours and during that time the veterans were made very comfortable. “They were always giving us

something to eat or drink,” he said. “They fed us all the time.” Once in Washington, the group toured Washington seeing, the Lincoln and Washington monuments as well as other landmarks including the Vietnam and Korean monuments. “I had been to Washington before,” Smith said. “But I had never seen the Vietnam Memorial or the Korean Monument. We also went to the Air Force Museum. I had never been there. We only spent an hour, but you could spend the day.” Smith said he enjoyed seeing the Enola Gay, the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb and another plane that was capable of flying 2,000 mph. Capt. Paul Tibbets, whose mother lived in Quincy and for whom the plane was named, flew the Enola Gay. Smith said while visiting the memorials in Washington he and several other veterans were interviewed by school children. The last stop of the day was Arlington Cemetery where the group was fortunate enough to see the changing of the guard. “It was a rainy, windy day

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David Smith, left, accompanied his father, Keith Smth on a Land of Lincoln Honor Flight last week. The two men enjoyed the day despite the weather. Keith Smith is a Korean veteran and this was his first opportunity to see the Korean Monument.

there,” Smith said. “We could have had better weather, but overall it was a good trip.” Smith said upon the group’s

Salvage yard in Pittsfield to reopen By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Area residents will soon have another place to take unwanted metal and turn it into cash. Jerry Lierly, who operates salvage yards in Payson, Quincy and New London, Mo. has agreed to purchase the former salvage yard in Pittsfield, near the state police headquarters. The salvage yard, operated by Alton Materials closed a few months ago. “I expect to close on the deal in the next 45 days,” Lierly said. “We will accept anything metal – appliances, farm machinery, we are licensed to take cars. Also copper, aluminum cans, brass.” Lierly said the business will employ five people with about half coming from his other facilities and half being hired locally. The business will be open Monday-Friday, 8-5 and Saturday’s 8-12.

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Jerry Lierly, a Camp Point native, has plans to re-open the scrap metal place north of Pittsfield. Lierly hopes to have the business open in the next 45 days.

The Farmers National Bank of Griggsville welcomes

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return to Springfield, they were greeted by approximately 1,000 well wishers who welcomed them home.

By MICHAEL BOREN Pike Press The Barry City Council Monday night approved the recommendation of the TIF District committee to grant façade grants to the Barry Thrift Shop ($9,616), Links of Pike County ($8,030), and Ruthie’s Blackberry Run Flowers and Gifts ($7,250). The council, with Alderman Scott Harris absent and Alderman Steve Schultz presiding in the absence of Mayor Shawn Rennecker, officially disbanded the Barry Business Incubator and the related committee, and voted to repurpose about $8,000 remaining in the Incubator fund. Alderman Bruce Kendall stated that a citizen had contacted him about the need of a yield sign at the intersection of Smith Street and Ice House Avenue. He moved that a sign be placed there. Alderman Bob Dieker questioned the need of a sign at that location. After some discussion, Jeff Hogge seconded the motion, which passed three to one, with Kendall, Hogge and Harshman in favor and Dieker opposed. The council approved a zoning change at 384 Decatur Street, after no one had objected in public hearings. The property will be

changed from single family residential to multi-family residential. It is currently owned by the city. A new 20-year franchise agreement for gas supplies from Ameren was approved, as well as the official building demolition bid specifications for taking down the Haskins and Lister buildings. The following committees were approved for the 2014/2014 fiscal year: Streets and Alleys, Dieker chairman, Kendall, Harris; Water and Sewer, Kendall chairman, Harshman, Schultz; Parks & Recreation and Planning & Zoning, Harshman chairman, Kendall, Harris; DECO Revolving Loan Fund, Schultz chairman, Hogge, Harris, Dieker, Rick Shover; Finance, Schultz chairman, Hogge, Dieker; Police and Housing, Harris chairman, Hogge, Harshman; TIF District, Hogge chairman, Schultz, Dieker, Jennifer Ross; USDA Revolving Loan Fund, Schultz chairman, Hogge, Harshman, Kendall, Mark Field, Taylor Rakers. The council also re-appointed the following city officers: City Administrator Lance Kendrick; Public Works Director Melvin Gilbert; Collector Sandra Johnson; Attorney Tad Brenner; and Interim Mayor Steve Schultz. Jeanette Wallace/Pike Press

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Did you ever hear a Shrine story that brought a tear to your eye? If not, listen up. The annual The Pike County Shrine Club Vidalia onion sales will be next week. Ten-pound bags of delicious sweet Vidalia Onions will sell for only $10. There are only 100 bags to sell on a first come, first serve basis. Contact Bill McCartney at 285-4484 or Blake Roderick at 285-2233 or any Pike County Shrine Club member to purchase a bag or two.

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Kaye Iftner listens intently to one of the speakers at the online business workshop sponsored by CASSCOMM and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, April 30. The workshop featured several speakers who gave presentations on branding, social media, website development and email marketing.

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This Week's

Poll Question Week of Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mother’s Day Q: It’s weekend.

Our View FARM SAFETY

A) I’ll send a card. B) I’ll send flowers. C) Mom will get taken out to dinner. D) Family will get together for a visit.

Our season to share the roads

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Last week's poll results

Pike County is getting a coffee shop.

Each farming season brings its own challenges.

A) I’ll be there! 33% B) Nope, I can’t 33% handle caffeine. C) I’ll go for the 33% atmosphere and the wi-fi.

Spring of 2014 continues this tradition. It seems like spring has been very reluctant this year. Unlike years when floods have been a threat, this year we’re concerned that soil moisture and timely rains will carry our crops through. And isn’t that what keeps us all entertained? The weather here in Pike County keeps finding ways to surprise us. Meanwhile, now that the weather is finally warming up, it seems that farm equipment is everywhere. It’s the time of year when caution is recommended on the roads and byways of Pike County as those large pieces of farm equipment lumber purposefully from field to field. Mix in a little pent up planting anxiety and we all need to be careful. The other observable fact about farm machinery on the roads is – it all just seems to keep getting bigger. “Sharing the road” with some of these rigs isn’t an option; it’s a mandate. In all seriousness, keep watch for slowmoving farm vehicles and help everyone to get to their destination in safety. If you have young drivers in your household, warn them. Until you have personally experienced an encounter with a large planting rig, it’s hard to imagine. We salute the farmers who put in long hours in their mission to feed a hungry world. They form the backbone of our local economy and they deserve our respect.

And if they also need our brake pedal…so be it.

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Guest Column: Michael Boren

The Pike County Poor Farm

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have had a few people ask me about the Pike County Poor Farm. Did we have one? What was it, and where was it? Indeed, we did have a poor farm. Through the years it was also referred to as the “almshouse, county house, county home, and poor house.” I think it was established in 1843 and mostly shut down by 1936. It was located a little more than a mile southwest of Pittsfield on the east-west road that was called “Pig Pen Lane,” now 225th Avenue in Pittsfield Township, just west of the Martinsburg Road. This land has been owned by the Batz family in recent years, and as far as I know, there is still one structure remaining from the county poor farm. In the book of Mark, chapter 14, verse 7, Jesus said, “The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them anytime you want.” The county poor farm movement was an effort to help the “deserving poor” ( as the expression was often used), which began in the early 19th century. People often became destitute (or “paupers”) due to old age, infirmity, or physical or mental disabilities of various sorts. When families or churches would not, or could not, provide the needed care, townships began to provide some assistance, usually through the office of the township supervisor. Soon the townships found such care

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Illinois Legislature to provide suitable accommodations for all the insane of the state.” Gradually, states began to establish institutions to care for the blind, the deaf and the mentally ill, who were often residents of the county almshouses. The Pike County board of supervisors had the responsibility of hiring the superintendent of the county poor farm. Sometimes there were several candidates who would essentially give a bid for how cheaply they could operate the poor house and farm. In April, 1889, E. F. Binns, the superintendent of the almshouse, gave his annual report. He had reduced the cost to $1.28 per person per week. His report showed: Inmates 50 Male 21 Female 29 Under 8 years of age 6 3 Feeble minded Blind 2 Idiots 3 Insane 23 (5 epileptics) Sick 3 Helpless 6 Thus it would appear that he only had about four able-bodied workers at the farm. His report concludes with the ominous statement, “The rapid increase of pauper insane is alarming.” Gradually, states began to establish facilities for orphans, the blind and the mentally ill, so more and more the county

Letter to the editor How corporations provide our lifestyle

Those who won our independence believed that the final end of the state was (take note, Liberals/ Progressives) “to make men free to develop their faculties”…They valued liberty both as an end and as a means. --Louis D. Brandies from “The Little Books of Virtue,” series one, Courage. From Occupy Wall Street, the Community Movement reborn, one of three booklets brought to me from (the) David Horowitz Freedom Center: “Capitalism is based on the existence of cans and cannots and giving the former freedom to produce without government restraint.” (I would add wills and will nots, the latter better known as “Gimmies.”) “In the real world, Capitalism must meet people’s needs in order to stay in business and make profits. In the real world, corporations make profits only if they lower costs (other things being equal)…profits serve people.” It has been a few years but the gist of the essay was for those of you who resent corporations. The author of the essay would send one at a time those who protest corporate profits out to a cabin deep in the woods for one full week. You would be allowed to take only what you were wearing, no provisions, and absolutely no electronic devices. If you needed heat, you’d have to chop your own wood. Need a drink? Take a bucket to a stream or spring. You’d better be smart enough to boil the water before you drink it. Any reading you want to do had better be done before the sun goes down. Hungry? The woods are full of food – if you know what is safe to eat and what will kill you. Maybe you could figure out how to trap small animals. And, of course, you would have to kill and butcher them before they could be cooked. Did you chop extra wood for that? Rant, rave, rail against corporations all you want to, you will never change the fact that corporations provide your heat, air conditioning, light

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difficult to provide, and the movement began to establish county poor houses. The state of New York was one of the first states to codify this in an 1824 law. The idea was to provide “outdoor relief” in a county farm facility. The plan was that any paupers who were ordered by a justice of the peace or a county judge to live in the county farm would be required to provide as much labor on the farm as possible. It was also thought that housing some people in such an institution would provide the opportunity to reform them and cure them of the bad habits and character defects that were assumed to be the cause of their poverty. By the mid 19th century nearly every county in Illinois had a poor farm. The problem was that many people who were sent to the poor farm were not capable of doing any work at all. And early on, many people who were ordered to live at the county home had been declared insane by the county court. The February 11, 1886 Pike County Democrat states that “In the Pike county court during the last three years forty-seven persons have been adjudged insane.” Some of these inmates were a danger to themselves and to others in the county home. Thus, some were kept in isolation or were actually chained to restrict their movement. The Pike County board passed a resolution December 13, 1888 “urging the

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and the energy to power your electronic devices, even the seemingly battery-operated ones. After all, you recharge the batteries by plugging into a wall socket that is connected to the electric grid. Your medical care comes from corporations. “Thanks” to ever increasing government interference, the hometown family doctor has been forced to join a corporation to afford to stay in the profession. Tbat is, those who haven’t already thrown in their tongue depressors and retired. And look for those numbers to increase drastically. And, yes, your food comes from corporations. They’re called – farmers. You ask, do corporations need to make so much money? Answer: Actually, they do. Corporations have expenses, big ones. The biggest being complying with ever more outlandish and ever more expensive government regulations that just keep coming. Then, too, corporations are partly to mostly owned by people called shareholders. These are people who have money to invest, often in retirement accounts. These people are taking a risk which not all of them can afford to lose. Even those can afford to lose would rather not. All of these deserve a good return on their investments. Every business needs a cushion of cash to carry them though downtimes, emergencies, natural disasters, or, in other words, funds to operate with when new money is not coming in. Sure, these people live well, but be honest now, would you really trust them to provide your energy needs, your medical care, even your food if they lived in shacks, drove old junkers, dressed in Goodwill rejects? Well, of course not! Don’t be ridiculous, Life is hard on all of us, just in different ways. Remember, too, of him that much is given, much will be required. Still think you want to be one of “those evil rich people”? Be careful for what you wish for in this life, you might get it. JANET KELLY Pittsfield, Ill.

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farms became primarily housing for the elderly and infirm. The Great Depression and the various federal programs under the Roosevelt administration began to provide old age assistance through the Social Security program, and many poor farms were closed in the 1930s, and most by the 1950s. The Pike County Republican of December 16, 1936 contained the following paragraph: “After 93 years, Pike County is taking steps to abandon the ‘poor farm,’ known in later times as the ‘county house’ or ‘county home.’ The average number of residents for many years has been about 45. Old age pensions now being provided will put most of the inmates on a new footing. There are now 26 men and women inmates, but for most of these, new homes have been found.” In the county poor farms and in various types of relief and assistance, the tendency in the past century has been to move the problem from the local to the state and then to the federal level. This also increases the size of state and federal government, increases taxes, and brings about more state and federal regulations. For good or ill, the functions of the county poor farms are no longer within local control. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ■ Michael Boren is vice president of the Pike County Historical Society and a member of the Pike County Board.

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Truth or tradition?

n my area, flea markets are more popular than the mall. On any given Saturday or Sunday cars and trucks will line the highways. They are full of people who are willing to walk down dimly lit paths where vendors sell everything from hamburgers to hardware. The prices at these places are always negotiable and tax is always included – or maybe even disregarded. These places have always given common folk opportunities to take what they have and sell it or trade it for something they want more. It’s as much a gathering place as anything. When I was young I had a friend who was a wholesale knife dealer. He would always let me know when he came through town so I could meet him and buy his knives. I usually came away with ten or fifteen that I could use for trade bait. In those early years I learned to trade the hard way; usually coming away with something worth less than I paid for it. Since those days I have bought many knives, guns, hardware, and hamburgers at my local flea market. I probably lost a lot of money but gained a lifetime of lessons and memories. I recently took my son to a gun and knife show. This atmosphere was familiar to me but not to him. He had never been to a “store” where the price wasn’t really the price and where the guy selling something was just as interested in buying something. He had a good time. Days like these continue to

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remind me how important it is for me to pass down some traditions to my children even if those traditions will eventually be lost by a new generation. And some of them need to be. That’s the problem with most of us as we get older; we think tradition is always truth. In fact, sometimes we fight over traditions more than we do truth, especially in our churches. As a result we lose the next generation. Truth is never negotiable. It can stand alone or be housed in a church, castle or correctional institute. It is truth. Its author is God. It does not change. Tradition is negotiable. It is manmade. It can change. And if it hinders people from getting to the truth, it must change. Are you building your life on truth or on tradition? Are your greatest convictions based on truth or tradition? The best way to answer these questions may not be to ask yourself but your children. They will either see a truth that is alive and good for all generations or one that has been replaced by the dead traditions of days past. –––––––––––––––––––––– ■ Gary Miller is an outdoorsman from Harrowgate, Tenn. gary@outdoortruths.org

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The Coonridge Digest: Freida Marie Crump

Time for an encore by Miss Finley Greetings from the Ridge There’s not a living graduate of Coonridge High who can forget Miss Finley. Lola Albright Finley was the school’s entire high school math department for 47 years. She taught all four years of high school math, coached whatever sport was needing a mentor, sponsored the cheerleaders, headed the Jr-Sr prom, and taught music whenever the school was without a song leader. There was only one thing to remember when entering Miss Finley’s classroom: Don’t mess with her. Don’t even think about it. The lady stood just over five and a half feet tall but she had arms that could reach to the back row to slap a chatty sophomore or awaken a sleeping senior. The woman was like a cat. . . a mean, persnickety feline that we all feared and respected. And to her credit, when the graduates of our little high school took their college entrance exams we found that Lola had prepared us well. It wasn’t an option. You learned math or you died. Her mantra was, “You show me a teacher who let’s you get away with foolishness and I’ll show you someone who just doesn’t care about you! I do! Now open those books and let’s get started!” The tales of her discipline were legendary around the

school. She once caught Robbie Zimmerman glancing at Cheryl Wade’s math answers, grabbed him by the scruff of his neck and hauled him out of the class, shouted to the principal to cover her class, and marched the poor whining kid down the street to confront Mrs. Zimmerman, telling Robbie’s mother what had happened and just what sort of punishment she expected mom and dad to carry out. They did. Robbie claimed that he never cheated again in his life. A group of young roughnecks were making life miserable for a new family of kids who moved into town, calling them names and making fun of their ramshackle home. Miss Finley found out and roused the bullies out of their beds the next Saturday morning. The boys spent the day mowing the yard and fixing the fence of the new family. Like all strict teachers, we dread them when they’re with us and miss them when they’re gone. If I had one wish it would be to bring Lola back to life and put her in charge of the world for just one week. “Vladimir! Come up here to the front of the room this minute! I’ve seen the way you’ve been treating those Ukrainian kids and it’s about to stop!” Vladimir smirks. “Get that stupid look off your face unless you want me to slap you into the next county!” Miss Finley’s left toe

Like all strict teachers, we dread them when they’re with us and miss

them when they’re gone. If I had one wish it would be to bring Lola back to life and put her in charge of the world for just one week.”

comes flying out of left field and sends the boy sprawling into the map of the Soviet Union. Vladdy picks himself up off the floor and says, “The Ukranians were sitting in my seat!” “That’s not your seat!” shouts Finley. “Yeah, but it’s the seat next to mine and I want both of them.” “You know,” says Finley, “I’ve put up with you riding your horse to school without your shirt on, your chasing tigers all around the school, and the way you act like you’re the king of the hill, but this time you’ve gone too far, kid.” “Oh, yeah?” snorts Vladdy. “What’re you gonna do about it?” “Glad you asked,” and Miss Finley picks up a sheet of paper from her desk. “What I have here is a list of sanctions, you little snot. I’m gonna freeze your little asset off!” The class gasps. “Your lunch money’s no longer any good at this school. If you want to eat today you’ll have to beg from somebody else.”

The kids in the class can’t believe what they’re seeing. Most of them depended on the toughest kid, Sam, to stick up for them and fight their battles whenever a bully appeared. In fact, the kids called him Uncle Sam as a term of affection when it suited their needs. But even Sam was puzzled at how to handle a kid so childish and belligerent as Vladdy. My fantasy ends with young Vladimir repenting of his sins, giving all his toys to the Salvation Army, then becoming a community volunteer coordinator in Leningrad, but I suspect that he grew up to raise two selfish sons whose father couldn’t understand how they got that way. I guess that a person can dream and my particular dream is to bring back Miss Finley for one more dose. 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 75 years ago: New bowling alley opens in Pittsfield 125 Years Ago May 2, 1889 The home of a congressman, a state senator, a speaker of the Illinois House and his private secretary, with a legal bar second to none, ministers of unequalled eloquence, brave men and handsome women, and yet Pittsfield couldn’t get up spunk enough to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the start of this government on its pathway to its present high and lofty position. The church bells were rung in this town Tuesday morning. The way we know it is we nearly ran our legs off just before nine o’clock to get it done. The Congregationalists gave an excellent centennial dinner Tuesday. They cannot be beaten when it comes to feeding the poor and hungry. The windiest and dustiest day yet was last week, and the streets could not be sprinkled because one of the wheels of the pumping works was broken. The weather keeps very cool and grass doesn’t grow. Corn comes up slowly, but as the ground isn’t wet, it isn’t likely to rot. The Barry Sun no longer sheds its bright rays in Pike county, as it has set to rise no more. A lot of tramps and bums broke into H. Heavner’s saloon in Pearl last Wednesday night and stole a lot of whiskey and blackberry brandy. Tobe traced them and at one time had the men under arrest, and when the trial was called they were all so drunk that the court dismissed them. 100 Years Ago May 6, 1914 East Washington street was treated to its

summer coat of oil the first of the week by Newburg people with A. V. Wills bossing the job. The funds have been pledged by the businessmen around the square to have the streets around the square oiled as well. M. D. King’s new Overland car has arrived. Junior Lewis motored it through from St. Louis Sunday. C. W. Caughlan of the Times and J. M. Bush, of the Democrat went to Chicago the first of the week to attend the meeting of the democratic newspaper men of the state. The attendance of the El Dara Christian church Sunday school was 143; collection $4.10. The first regular meeting of the Pittsfield Woman’s Club was attended by about 150 women. The club now has 84 members enrolled, which number ought to be doubled. A short petition from the civics department of the Woman’s Club was read to the city council, asking the council to make greater effort toward civic betterment and to have the offal about the hitching places removed every Monday morning during hot weather, also to have the weeds in the street cut frequently. The work of remodeling the north side bank building was commenced in earnest last week. 75 Years Ago May 3, 1939 Fay and Emily Kuhlman will open their new bowling alleys, to be known as the Pittsfield Recreation alleys, at 2 p.m. Saturday. Four new Brunswick alleys and equipment have been installed. A controversial motion to pave and widen

West Washington Street was passed by the Pittsfield City Council last night. Part of the problem is that much of the cost of the improvement will be borne by the property owners along the street. All the rural schools in the Milton vicinity closed Friday, holding picnic dinners in celebration. More than 400 persons attended the Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce employer and employee banquet at the Legion hall Monday evening. Everyone is invited to attend a special Mother’s Day program at the Pearl Christian church May 14. Joe Maynard will be the speaker. 50 Years Ago May 6, 1964 Aldrich Pharmacy in Pittsfield has been remodeled, and now welcomes you with pharmacists C. W. Aldrich, Gaylord Rhodes, Warren Winston and apprentice pharmacist Rex Dinsmore. The new 215 foot bridge spanning Bay Creek just west of Nebo is ready to carry traffic as part of the new 4.5 mile highway connecting Nebo with highway 96 near Pleasant Hill. The highway is expected to be completed this August. Nebo is currently not served by a hard surfaced road. With a population of 440, Nebo may be the largest city in the state to be so isolated. On Sunday April 26 Mr. and Mrs. Ray Johnson, Martha Madarasz, Lemoyne Washington, Mildred Coulter and Grace Matteson uncovered tombstones at the colored cemetery of the ghost town of New Philadelphia. They found the markers for “Free Frank”

Guest Column: Jim Nowlan and J. Thomas Johnson

Steps to a stronger Illinois economy T

he Illinois economy has been struggling. In January 2014 the state’s unemployment rate was 8.7 percent, second highest in the nation. From our employment peak in November 2000, Illinois lost 656,000 jobs and has regained only 257,000. What can be done about our parlous situation? We asked the experts—the state’s economic development professionals, the men and women who recruit businesses to their communities. The 70 economic specialists who responded to our survey were blunt. Illinois should, they said, take the following steps: Reduce workers’ compensation liability insurance costs. Reduce the corporate income tax. Put the state’s fiscal house in order. Provide stability and predictability about the future, and Change the perception that Illinois is a corrupt state in which to do business. As for workers’ compensation rates, the state needs to follow 29 other states and by enacting a law that requires the workplace to be the prevailing or primary cause of an injury before claims are compensable. At present, all that lawyers for the injured have to do is persuade an arbitrator that the workplace “might have” or “could have been” a contributor to the injury, even if the injury occurred outside the workplace.

At 9.5 percent, the state’s corporate income tax rate is fourth highest in the nation and sticks out like a sore thumb. For many foreign investors, the corporate tax rate is the most relevant tax in their investment decision. The rate should be reduced to no more than 7.3 percent, where it stood before the 2011 tax increases. In other essays, we have discussed how to put the state’s fiscal house in order and provide stability and predictability. In sum, we should broaden our income and sales taxes to encompass faster growing sources of revenue and reduce the rates of these taxes. Three out of four of the respondents to our survey of economic development professionals said that perceptions of corruption in Illinois were either “a factor from time to time” or “an important, negative factor” in efforts to market their areas to businesses from out of state. To change a culture of corruption over time will require such actions as creation of a permanent, highprofile state commission on turning “The Illinois Way” of doing business from a negative about corruption into a positive statement of integrity in government. The campaign could include workshops on ethics for all newly elected local and state officials as well as increased emphasis on ethics in social science studies. Illinois also has to do a better job of marketing itself to the world. We

have hundreds of fragmented, parochial economic developments units in the Midwest that consider it a victory to attract business jobs from one community to another, when that doesn’t increase the number of total jobs. It would be better for Illinois to take the lead in developing a Midwestern version of the Southern Growth Policies Board. A nonpartisan think tank, the Southern group focuses on innovation and technology, globalization and the changing nature of the workforce. Each year the board releases a report on the future of the South. Like Illinois, the Midwest has been lagging the nation in economic growth. We need to compete, not among ourselves, but with the world. As for tax incentives, rather than award $150 million to keep a struggling, mature company in Illinois, our state would be much better off to grant $30,000 each to 5,000 startups to locate here, as entrepreneur Aksh Gupta has recommended. Illinois has great strengths in infrastructure, location, and workforce talent. We must have more confidence in these strengths and in our capacity to market to the world. ––––––––––––––––––––––––– n Nowlan and Johnson are former presidents of the Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois. They are authors of Fixing Illinois: Politics and Policy in the Prairie State (University of Illinois Press, May 2014).

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and “Free Lucy” McWorter, as well as the stones for Solomon, Louise, Sarah, Francis, Squire and Commodore McWorter. James Washington, Lemoyne’s grandfather, was the last person to be buried in this colored cemetery in 1950. Niebur Shoe Store is marking its 86th anniversary this week. Roger Frazier has been appointed conservation inspector for Pike County. 25 Years Ago May 3, 1989 The Pike County board has learned that the roof of the 95-year-old courthouse is in sad need of repair. Queen and King of Barry High School’s prom were Katie Morrow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Morrow of rural Barry, and Tom Likes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Likes of rural Barry. Pittsfield High School principal Don Mellon has been named Region III Outstanding Principal by the Illinois Principal’s Association. Mellon has been in public education for nearly 34 years, 23 as principal of PHS. The 113th Fairmount Township Sunday School Convention will be held Sunday May 7 at the Fish Hook United Brethren Church. Retired Griggsville Mayor Don Hannant will be honored at an appreciation day Sunday May 13 at the Legion Hall. Hannant has served 36 years in Griggsville city government, from 1949 to 1961 as alderman, and as mayor from 1961 to 1973 and from 1977 to 1989. Kory and Kurt McAllister, 11-year-old twin brothers, brought several good-sized mushrooms to the Pike Press office Sunday

afternoon. The large morels had been gathered by the brothers and by their cousin, Jason Gress.

10 Years Ago May 5, 2004 Illini Hospital CEO Connie Schroeder announced that Illini will break ground for its expansion/renovation project next Monday with spectacular fanfare. Campbell Publications executive Julie Boren of Pittsfield has been inducted into the Journalism Hall of Fame at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Boren started with the Pike Press in 1975, and is now the editor and publisher of six weekly newspapers in five counties. Illinois State Representative Jim Watson says working together despite party differences is what made a $75,000 state grant available to the city of Barry for a new municipal building. Watson worked with the late Senator Vince Demuzio to ensure the money for Barry. The Pittsfield High School math calculating team won first place in the state competition which involved completing 20 complex math problems as a team. The members are Crystal Prater, Braxton Boren, Jonathan Peebles, Logan Shaw and Evan Roderick. The team is coached by Gary Woods. Stepping into the new Monroe Street Suites in Pittsfield is a lot like going on a luxurious African safari. The new hotel opened this week to lodgers, and owners Frank and Julie Kremer are proud of the upscale accommodations they can provide. ■ Pickings from Pike’s Past is compiled by Michael Boren.

Guest Column: Roger Campbell

Grace for mothers and others

One of the most unforgettable calls I have ever received came from a woman I had never met. This mother had endured such severe parental pain that just hearing her describe it nearly moved me to tears. Her son at age twenty-seven had died in prison of Leukemia only a few months before he was to be released; a sad enough tale in itself, but that was only the tragic end of her story. At fifteen and intoxicated, my caller’s son had ended the life of his eighteen-year-old girlfriend. As a result, he became the first fifteenyear-old in that state to be tried, convicted and sentenced as an adult, resulting in a thirty year prison term. Later, however, due to his exemplary conduct and educational achievements while in prison, he would have been paroled after twelve years. Then Leukemia overruled the parole board, preventing this grieving mother from bringing her son home alive. “How did you survive?” I asked. “By the grace of God,” she replied. My caller that day wasn’t the first mother to have needed the grace of God to make it through a severe trial brought on by one of her children. Nor is she the only mother to be-

come an innocent victim of alcohol’s devastating effect on her family. John Newton, whose father ran a bar, brought great grief to his mother, a devout woman of faith. Regardless of the bad reports about her son, she kept praying for him; often while she labored over her washboard. John had left his home in England while very young, choosing the life of a sailor. And the news that floated home about him wasn’t good. He had become involved in slave trading and fallen into such a vile lifestyle that the “saved a wretch like me” line in the first stanza of the hymn he later wrote is understandable. John Newton traveled far but was never beyond the reach of his mother’s prayers. Then one day, during a storm at sea that he thought would end his life, John remembered the faith of his mother and trusted her Lord as his own. After surviving the storm, John began to study the Bible and at the age of thirty-nine was ordained to the ministry in the little village of Olney, near Cambridge, England. His mother’s prayers had finally been answered. Most of the congregational singing in Newton’s day consisted of Psalms set to music. John finally

discovered that simple heart-felt hymns added greater impact to his preaching and when enough hymns couldn’t be found, he started writing his own. The most enduring of these has been “Amazing Grace,” which is still a favorite of millions. There are even “Amazing Grace” groups that meet in prisons and other places to talk about this old hymn and tell what it means to them, unaware that their favorite hymn is a washboard tune, born before it was written in the life of a praying mother who found God’s grace sufficient during a tough time. What’s so amazing about grace? It is the vehicle of God’s love that arrives at the door of the weak and undeserving offering forgiveness and new life. And it’s still available to mothers and others like you and me. –––––––––––––––––––––––––– ■ Roger Campbell is an author, a broadcaster and columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. He can be reached at rcministry@ameritech.net

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Pittsfield, Illinois

$26.3 Million Recovered from Unemployment Fraud

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Teri Lee Fitch Berriman Teri Lee Fitch Berriman, 59 of Springfield and formerly of Winchester, died May 1, 2014 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Teri was born, May 24, 1954 in White Hall, the daughter of Dennis E. and Virginia M. Evans Fitch. Teri grew up on a farm but farm girl she was not – she was the book worm and was called by her family “Miss Brains”. She attended and graduated from North Greene High School in 1972. Teri earned and maintained her licensure as a registered nurse from Passavant Memorial Area Hospital School of Nursing May 29, 1975. Teri then joined the team of caring healthcare professionals at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, where she worked in various departments, to include the emergency department and the intensive care unit. Teri left Memorial Medical Center in 1984 and joined the ranks of Illinois’ finest Elder Care professionals Sept. 30, 1984 when she began her career with the Illinois Department of Public Health, Long Term Care Division. Teri held many positions throughout her nearly 30 year career with the Illinois Department of Public Health, most recently earning the position of senior public service administrator / section chief, long term care field operations special investigations unit. Teri had many accomplishments and accolades in her very short time on earth and as a result of her unwavering care and love of her elders; she was inducted into The National Academic Honor and Professional Society in Gerontology in October 2012. Teri enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and especially cherished every moment she had with her fourlegged companion, Ceaser. Teri also lit up with joy when she was around all of her favorite little two legged friends and taught her “Granddaughter” Lucy Grace Peterson that “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”! She was known to make the finest brownies around. Teri was of the Baptist faith and served her Lord with honor. Teri married Ralph E. Berriman April 2, 1977 in Virden, and he preceded her in death on August 1, 1995. Teri was the proud mother of two children Tara Leigh and Phillip Andrew. Teri is survived by her son, Phillip Berriman (Ashleigh Peterson) of Springfield,; sister, Anne (husband, Daniel) Ford of White Hall; brothers, Everette (wife, Sandy) Fitch of Racine, Wisc., Randy (Eileen Eigenman) of Nauvoo, and Larry (wife, Kathy) Fitch of Rockport; aunt, Dorothy Lou Cox of Winchester and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Teri was preceded in death by her parents, Dennis E. and Virginia M. Fitch; husband, Ralph E. Berriman; daughter, Tara L. Berriman; sister, Sonja K. Hardwick; maternal grandparents, Russell E. and Erma H. Evans; paternal grandparents, James “Bug” and Anna Young; nephews, Richard Fitch, Keivan Ford, Scott and Dennis Crow; and niece, Kensley Ford. A Celebration and Remembrance of Life was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at Daws Family Funeral Home in Winchester. Officiating at the service were Revs. Bill Smith and Jason Holliman. The recorded songs “How Great Thou Art”, “Wind Beneath My Wings”, and “Loved Me” were played. Interment was in the Winchester City Cemetery.  Memorials were suggested to The Wounded Warrior Project or St. Jude’s

Margaret Wilson Margaret Jane McEwan Wilson, 87 of Pittsfield, beloved mother of Isabel, Phemie and Robert, died Monday, May 5, 2014. Margaret was born to Samuel and Isabella McEwan Oct. 16, 1926, in Glasgow, Scotland. As a young woman during World War II, she worked planting trees for the forestry commission and was a stewardess on the steamer, The Marchioness of Lorne in the Firth of Clyde. She married the love of her life, James Wilson of Lanark, Scotland Oct. 5, 1949. Soon after marriage, the couple arrived by ship in New York in May of 1950 to embark on their new life in America. They settled in Pittsfield where Margaret’s sister and brother-in-law, Isabel and Bill Giger resided. After working as a floral designer at Frances Floral Shop, she eventually owned and operated Margaret’s Flowers on the square in Pittsfield for many years. She was a member of the Madonna Circle of the First United Methodist Church, a founding member of Isabel’s Knitting Club, a Girl Scout leader, cookie chair for several years and a Senior Scout. She also joined the Pittsfield Garden Club, became a Master Gardener, and contributed to the beauty of Pike County by filling the planters at the Pike County Court House for many springs as well as planting flowers at the city lake entrance and tending the garden at First United Methodist Church. She was a regular visitor at Eastside nursing home and enjoyed helping the residents celebrate their birthdays. For many years she enjoyed being part of the Meals on Wheels program bringing a hot meal along with a cheery smile. She loved attending Red Hat functions with her friends and loved her tea parties, especially the impromptu ones held out of the trunk of her car in various parking lots while on shopping trips to St. Louis. Margaret will be remembered for her quiet, kind, compassionate nature. She is survived by daughters Isabel Hansen and Euphemia (Amos) Barrow; son Robert (Melissa) Wilson ; grandchildren Tim Jenkins, Brandon Markert, and Rachel Markert; much loved great-grandchild, Owen Markert; sister, Isabel Giger, brothers Samuel McEwan and Charles (Joyce) McEwan ; nephews Charles (D.K.) Giger; Philip and Sam (Vicki)Giger. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Isabella McEwan; husband, James Wilson in 2003, and brother’s Bert and James. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 9, at the United Methodist Church in Pittsfield with Rev. Dave Kelly officiating. Interment of ashes will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Pittsfield. Memorials are suggested to be made to Oakwood Cemetery or the United Methodist Church in Pittsfield. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nieburfh.com. The Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield has been entrusted with the service.

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Bruce Alan Penn, Sr. Bruce Alan Penn, Sr., 73, of Pleasant Hill, died Sunday, April 27, 2014 at his residence. Bruce was born Sept.20, 1940 in Quincy, a son of Carl Edgar,Jr. and Elizabeth Branstetter Penn. He married Carolyn June Helms Aug. 2, 1962 in Louisiana, Mo. and she survives. Bruce graduated from Louisiana High School and then served with the U.S. Navy from 1958 until 1964 in California and Japan. He owned and operated Penn’s Sporting Goods and Liquor Store in Louisiana. He had also been employed by Drug Rack in Louisiana and by the City of Foley, Alabama. Bruce enjoyed boating and fishing and was an avid duck hunter. He was a member of American Legion Post 370 in Louisiana and First Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill.  Survivors include his wife, Carolyn J. Penn of Pleasant Hill, a son, Bruce Alan (wife, Amanda) Penn, Jr. of Pleasant Hill, a daughter, Carla Kay (husband, Kenneth) Black of Pleasant Hill, four grandchildren, Brent Alan (wife, Kelsey) Penn of Rockport, Macey Diane Black of Pleasant Hill, Madison June (husband, Austin) Bailey of Beulah, N.D. and Jeffrey Wayne Penn of Pleasant Hill, two step-grandchildren, Brian Black and Jaydn Stone Collins, both of Pleasant Hill, a sister, Carolyn K. Smith of Louisiana, Mo., an uncle, Hurley Penn of Louisiana, Mo., three sisters-inlaw, Joann (husband, Darrell) Perry of Mt. Sterling, Donna (husband, James) Ruyle of Pleasant Hill and Sue McMillen of Pleasant Hill, two brothers-in-law, James Helms and Jerry Helms, both of Pleasant Hill and numerous nieces and nephews. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents.  Funeral services were held Friday, May 2 at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Bro. Don Hannel. Burial, with military honors, followed at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Visitation was held Thursday evening from at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Blessing Hospice of Pike County or to Community Care in Pittsfield.  Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill handled the arrangements.

1920-2014 John Lance, “the Colonel,” died Friday, April 25, 2014 at home with his daughter and three dogs by his side. Born in Morristown Tenn. to Nola Lacy and John Lance, Sr., he had four older sisters – Margaret, Nola, Mary, and Billie – who loved and spoiled him for decades prior to their deaths. He is survived by He is survived by three daughters and one son- inlaw: Jane and Dr. William Johnson of Pittsfield, Janice Lance, and Anne Lance along with five grandchildren and one great-grandchild - Clayton and Ali Johnson (daughter Nina), Sarah and Sohil Banerjee, Torie Johnson, Douglas Claunch, and Henry Johnson His early years were dominated by athletics, accruing countless accomplishments, playing football and basketball for Georgia Tech – serving as Captain of the Basketball Team in his junior year. A “Soldier’s Soldier,” his military career and experiences were nothing short of legendary, spanning almost 32 years, 11 of them on foreign soil. He entered his first foray as a rifle platoon leader with 186 enlisted men and six officers, emerging with 38 enlisted men and one officer. He was shot through the lower back, going AWOL from his hospital in Liege in order to return to his unit. Military assignments included the Pentagon, Fort Benning, Schofield Barracks, the Army War College, multiple tours of duty in Southeast Asia, and his final tour as post commander at Fort Meade. A partial listing of military awards includes: the Distinguished Service Cross, presented by General Patton in a mess hall in Germany; the Legion of Merit with One Oak Leaf Cluster; the Bronze Star with two Oak leaf clusters; the Air Medal with six oak leaf clusters; Purple Heart; and numerous Vietnamese Medals, including their equivalent of the Distinguished Service Cross. The Colonel’s profound Christian faith and love of family were unparalleled, notably his marriage to Polly Drinnon, the love of his life. Their 45-year marriage was cut short by her death in 1991.. His life was also enriched by a procession of cherished pets, including seven puppies he was helping foster for the Pensacola Junior Humane Society. The Colonel’s church involvement with the Shalimar Presbyterian Church was a mainstay in his life. He often said if anyone wanted proof God existed they need only consider a newborn child and a hummingbird. Church services were April 29 at Shalimar Presbyterian Church; visitation was that evening at McLaughlin Funeral Home. Interment was Wednesday, April 30 with full military honors at Barrancas Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla. Friends are encouraged to visit the McLaughlin Mortuary Website to learn more about our great American hero.

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Belva Lynn Mohr (Miller), 43 of Griggsville, formerly of Murphysboro, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. At the time of her death, her unborn daughter, Pyper Lynn Miller, also died. Belva was born in Carbondale, Dec. 2, 1970 a daughter to Edward Dean and Patricia Lynn (McKelvey) Mohr, her parents of Murphysboro survive. Services for Belva and her daughter Pyper were held Monday, May 5 at St. Paul United Church of Christ Church in Pinckneyville, Rev. Cindy Bean officiated.  Visitation was Sunday, May 4, at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pinckneyville.  A visitation was also held Tuesday, May 6, at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Griggsville. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, May 7, at Hindman Chapel Cemetery near Griggsville, with Rev. David Kelley officiating. Memorials are encouraged and may be made to the donor’s choice or to an educational fund to be established for her son, McKelvey. Belva loved to be with her children, following the Tornadoes and Eagles sporting events, she loved the outdoors and was an avid photographer. She is survived by her parents Edward Dean and Patricia Mohr of Murphysboro, one son; McKelvey Dean Mohr of Griggsville, one brother; Frankie Dean Mohr of Eureka, fiancé Brian Miller of Griggsville, four step-children; Easton R. Miller, Madison R. Miller, Skyler R. Miller and Gavin A. Miller, she is also survived by many aunts and uncles.   Crawshaw Funeral Home in Murphysboro is in charge of arrangements in southern Illinois and the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Griggsville is in charge of the local arrangements.

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The State of Illinois so far this year confiscated $26.3 million in federal tax refunds from individuals who knowingly collected unemployment insurance while working, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said today. The three-year-old program has recovered $120.57 million through tax garnishments and convincing individuals to enter into repayment plans to pay off their debt. Individuals who owe IDES money because of fraud will not receive future benefits until that debt is paid. “Illinois workers are honest and proud. Those who steal money from the fund used to help our neighbors who are out of work must be held accountable,” IDES Director Jay Rowell said. “We are not talking about innocent people who made a one-time mistake. They knew they were lying, refused to consider a repayment plan when they were caught, and made enough money at work to earn a tax refund.” In the past three years, IDES confiscated federal tax refunds 58,376 times. If a refund is not enough to repay the debt, and the individual continues to refuse a repayment plan, IDES will garnish future refunds until the debt is paid. Data shows that this process is changing behavior. In 2012, the first year of the federal tax garnishment, 922 people entered into repayment plans. This year, 3,495 have agreed to a repayment plan. Protecting the integrity of the Trust Fund is paramount. Money that pays for unemployment insurance benefits comes from a business payroll tax. The Trust Fund’s balance is among the factors considered when determining the payroll tax amount. The lower the Fund balance, the higher the payroll tax. Bi-partisan reforms enacted in 2011 enabled IDES to use this garnishment tool. IDES integrity programs are catching waste, fraud and abuse more quickly than ever before. In many cases, the fraud is identified before a single benefit payment can be made. When that does not occur, Illinois garnishes tax refunds. It also will confiscate lottery winnings from individuals who wrongfully collected unemployment. Employers play a critical role in fighting unemployment fraud. IDES contacts employers when an  unemployment application is received so the employer can accept or challenge the claim.

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Fire department responds to fire in Milton East Pike Fire Protection District will be hosting its annual Mother’s Day dinner Sunday, May 11 beginning at 11 a.m. Pork chops, twice baked potato casserole, green beans and cake are on the menu. The cost is a free will donation. Don’t miss it! East Pike firemen responded to a fire at an abandoned house on Pittsfield St. in Milton Saturday night. The house was quickly consumed by fire and it was reported

that the blaze could be seen from Time and as far away as the Bluffs exit on I72. Thankfully, there were no injuries, however a home next door did suffer quite a bit of damage to its siding due to the intense heat. The fire has been deemed suspicious. Even though the Pikeland School District does not support our Milton community events, Jimmy Butler and Mike Spann donated $20 each to participate

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Nebo town-wide yared sales to be held May 17 Nebo town-wide yard sales will be May 17. The hours will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. If you would like to participate please call Sandy Taylor at 217-248-4960 if no answer, please leave a message and she’ll get back to you. You can also email her at sandi1959@ gmail.com. We plan to have a map and will need the address of the sale and a brief description of what you’re having. Plans are to advertise in both newspapers with everyone sharing in the cost. The Nebo High School Alumni dinner will be May 23 at the Nebo Community Club. The doors open

at 5:30 for registration and visiting and the meal will be served at 6:30. The meal will be catered and non-refundable reservations need to be received not later than May 15. For more information contact Bette Garrison at 573-754-6811, or at bette.garrison@yahoo.com. Make checks payable to Bette Garrison and mail to 21924 Pike 251, Louisiana, MO., 63353. Everyon is invited to attend. The annual Memorial Day dinner will be Saturday, may 24 from 11-1:30 at the Community club. We need workers to help serve. The menu is homemade chicken

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and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans. All veterans will eat free. Happy birthday this week to Todd Grammar, Skylar Vincent, Bradley Neff and Mellisa Wats! Quote of the week: “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” author unknown.

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and other area news Pike County Senior Center to have busy month “Correction does much, but encouragement does more”. Birthdays and anniversaries for this week are: May 7-Joe and Sue Yackley, Logan Peebles May 8-Kathy Kindle, Chris Schlieper May 9-Susan Shaw, Carol Miller, Margo Winchell May 10-Linda (Dunham) Kimmel, Donna and Dennis Hockaday, Juanita Chapman May 11-George and Ginger Whitlock May 13-Duane Hibbard, Will and Ann Rine Prayer requests: April Myers, Angie Lin, Betty Collins, Bob Rue, Brenda Garner, Connie McFall, David Brawdy, Dianna Ruble, Edward Thomas, Ervin Borrowman, Evelyn Ward, Ginger and George Whitlock, Heather Alvey, Jeanette Doran, Janet Shoemaker, Josh Bennett, Karen McCullen, Leroy Leonard, Marge Blacketer, Missionary Mike Leonard and family, Monica Ruble, Norie Jeffs, Nikki Allen, Ona Ogle, Radar Grim, Roger Bonnett, Roger and Brenda Pennock, Vicki Brackett and family, and pray especially for the United States of America, its leaders, its people, and let everyone remember how and why this great country was founded. Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Durrell (D.B.) Chamberlain. Where I work, I saw D.B. almost on a daily basis for many years.  Always enjoyed visiting with him, and I know he enjoyed each and every mile he drove.  He will be missed by a loving family and many, many friends. Attention farmers:  Deer hunters leaving you short on cash? Contact your local loggers to have your timber assessed while the market is up (217-320-8389). Activities in our area: Recycling-Friday-9:30-1:30-by Bowlers Universe. Never too late to start saving those General Mills’ boxtops. Samaritan Closet is open the second Friday of each month which is this Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 217-491-8980 with questions or to make arrangements to make a donation. May is a somewhat busy month for the Pike County Senior Center at 220 West Adams in Pittsfield.  Here are what I was told that will be happening: May 10-Richard Helton Show7-charge is $7

May 17-Razzle Dazzle Style Show-10 until noon-cost is $5 May 31-Buggs Family Show7-charge is $7 Mark your calendar for these events and have an evening out. “The United States is the one country where it takes more brains to make out the income tax return than it does to make the income”. Thought I would list the main dish of their daily specials for the Illini Coffee Shop for a few days, just to give you an idea of the variety they offer. These specials also include a dessert.  The Coffee Shop also have other foods, such as sandwiches, salads, and breakfast, and are open from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Wednesday, May 7-Chicken Veggie Noodle Soup Thursday, May 8-Stuffed Peppers Friday, May 9-Steakeze with grilled peppers and onions Monday, May 12-Chicken Salad or Tuna Salad Plate Tuesday, May 13-Turkey Club Wednesday, May 14-Meatloaf Thursday, May 15-Chicken Breast on Spinach or Lettuce Friday, May 16-Hospital week cookout Keep in mind that they do breakfast, too. Trivia answers from last week: 1.  How many years did the children of Israel live in Egypt and were slaves? (430 years) 2.  A famous Greek philosopher never wrote any of his teachings down; his student Plato did that.  Who was the philosopher? (Socrates) 3.  As the children of Israel were leaving Egypt, how many days were they not to eat any leavening? (7 days) 4.  How many million digestive glands are in the human stomach? (35 million) 5.  The last thing that was done to the Egyptians to finally convince Pharoah to let the children of Israel leave was to kill all the first born.  At what time of day did all the first born die? (at midnight) 6.  What is the only manmade structure visible from space? (the Great Wall of China) For the next few weeks, the Biblical trivia questions will be from the book of Revelation.  Did you know that it says in Revelation 1:3, “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein:  for the time is at hand”?  Hope you take

By WYVETTA DAVIS 285-4880 the time to read Revelation as you answer the questions, and God bless you. Trivia questions for this week: 1. Where was John when he received the book of Revelation? 2.  Whose heart beats faster, a man’s or a woman’s? 3.  How many churches was the book of Revelation written to? 4.  Which lung, right or left, takes in more air? 5.  In Revelation, what did the seven stars represent and the seven candlesticks? 6.  How many quarts of air does a human breath every minute? Grandmother Lucille Kroeschel is certainly proud of granddaughter Cassie Kroeschel.  Cassie received her pin May 2nd and graduated May 3rd from the Hannibal Lagrange University Division of Nursing.  Way to go, Cassie! Susan and Larry Potter have had an eventful winter and spring so far.  Larry and Susan along with son and daughter-in-law Eric and Sherri Potter went to Gatlinburg, TN., where they celebrated New Year’s.  In January their first greatgrandchild Brooklynn Reigh Ward of Oklahoma was born.  When Brooklyn was three months old and after a very rough winter weather wise, Larry and Susan traveled to Oklahoma to see her and the rest of the family.  After returning from Oklahoma, Sherri Potter asked Susan if she would join her and granddaughter Michelle Potter for a girls’ week and they enjoyed traveling to Myrtle Beach, SC.  All in all, they have had a good winter and spring. Aerycka Hicks spent the weekend with grandparents Susan and Larry Potter.  They attended the birthday party of Madison Guthrie Saturday.  Sunday evening Aerycka’s parents arrived for supper and to take Aerycka home. Steve and I were among a wonderful crowd at the Detroit Christian Church’s Gospel Gig where the gospel group “Anticipation” had a concert.  We have seen this group several times, and we both thought this was the very best concert of theirs that we have seen.  Excellent evening was had by all.

Pleasant Hill Children’s bell choir to perform Mother’s Day The Christian Church’s children’s bell choir will be performing Mother’s Day, this Sunday during worship service starting at 10:30. There is also some other surprises for mothers in attendance. Nebo is planning town wide yard sales Saturday, May 17 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. If you need any information email sanndi1959@gmail.com. or to get on the map. Note reservations need to be in by May 15. The Nebo High School Alumni dinner will be May 23, in the Nebo Gym/Community room. The doors will open at 5:30 for registration

and visiting, with the meal being served at 6:30. The meal will be catered, and the non-refundable reservations need to be received no later than May 15. Make checks payable to Bette Garrison and mail to 21924 Pike 251, Louisiana, Mo. 63353. Everyone is invited to attend this gathering whether or not you were a graduate of Nebo High School. Town wide yard sales are scheduled for May 24. Forms are available at the village office and the cost is $15. Contact Emily Lowe at 217-653-2631 or Beth Arnold at 217-371-2974 with any questions. You sale will be posted

By DEBBIE MILLER 734-2845 on the map and you get a write up about your important sale items. Local organizations are selling Krispy Kreme donuts and butterfly chops. The Pike County Fair will be having a Spring Demo Derby May 17 2014. The lawnmower derby starts at 2:30 p.m. and the main derby 5:00 p.m. The main gate entrance is $10 with the Pit gate $20.

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The Griggsville United Methodist Women will hold their annual bake sale Saturday morning, May 10 beginning at 9 a.m. in front of Tom’s Grocery in Griggsville. Don’t make mom cook for Mother’s Day, come by and purchase some delicious homemade baked items (pies, cakes, cookies, etc). The Skinner House board will meet Monday, May 12 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Skinner House. The Abbie A. Hatch Chautauqua Circle will meet Tuesday, May 13 at 2 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center in Pittsfield in the Shaw room at the center. Barbara Bartlett and Rachel Smith will be hostesses. The Griggsville Historical and Genealogical Society will meet this Thursday, May 8th beginning at 2 p.m. at the Skinner House. “Coming Ashore at Phillips Ferry in 1831” concludes this spring’s adventure with Rebecca Burlend on her visit to 21st century Pike County. The El Dara Tenors will return with more singing, sure to entertain! The public is cordially invited. The Griggsville Day Unit of HCE will meet May 15 at 1:30 p.m. in the home of Lynn Curry. Alice Cripe will give the minor lesson on Ellen Witson and Lynn Curry will give the major lesson on flower power. Playgroup for May will be held Thursday, May 15 beginning at 10 a.m. Please meet in the Griggsville Park for the end of the year celebration. If it is

too wet or raining, we will meet at the school. May meeting dates for Story Hour at the North Pike District Library are Tuesday, May 6 and Tuesday, May 20 beginning at 10 a.m. Be sure to come and learn about the exciting summer reading programs Kimber has planned! Any questions can be answered by calling Kimber at 833-2633. Griggsville-Perry Eagles Basketball Camp will be held June 2-6 for grades 5-8. Cos is $30 and includes a T-shirt. Registration is due by May 23. News from the Griggsville Estates: Lori Bradshaw and all the residents appreciated all who helped make their Easter Egg Hunt such a success! The co-sponsors Griggsville American Legion, Women’s Legion Auxiliary, Steve Boze, and the Nazarene Church made it a wonderful day for the residents, as well as for the children who enjoyed the egg hunt! The residents enjoy and appreciate various activities from GriggsvillePerry Team Impact and the Nazarene Church, as well as Ron Patton and the cinnamon rolls he made and brought! Congratulations to Lexie Walston on her performance at the Special Olympics! Lexie placed third in the long jump and first place in the softball throw! Great job, Lexie!! Congratulations to G-P’s prom royalty: Mindy Miller and Hayden Bradshaw!

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The FFA greenhouse will be fully open on Friday, May 9th from 3:307:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 10th from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Team Impact Red Cross Blood Drive is May 16 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Please sign up in the office or call 217-833-2352 to make an appointment! April’s “Poets that didn’t know it” overall winner was Ashlyn Crone! Others that stood out in order of excellence are: Jadon Huddleston, Dakota Shoemaker, Aleigha Kessinger, Jordan Brite, Hayli Ring, and Laklyn Westfall. Congratulations to the Eagles in Action winner: Caitlyn Downey! Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Belva Mohr and Pyper Lynn Miller who passed away last Wednesday. Carey Shoemaker of Bainbridge, Ohio was here over the weekend to attend the graduation his niece, Cassie Kroencke in from HannibalLaGrange nursing program. I’m not the boss of my house. I don’t know how I lost it. I don’t know where I lost it. I don’t think I ever had it. But I’ve seen the boss’s job...and I don’t want it!- Bill Cosby

New easement options for Illinois farms The new Farm Bill includes the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), a new conservation program that consolidates three former programs–the Wetlands Reserve Program, Grassland Reserve Program and Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program. NRCS’ new ‘super easement’ program provides financial and technical assistance in two different ways: to conserve working agricultural lands and create wetlands and their related benefits. According to Illinois’ State Conservationist Ivan Dozier, easement components help landowners protect and enhance enrolled lands. Interested parties must submit ACEP applications by June 6th, 2014. Why are easements a good option to consider? The Ag Land Easements offer ways to protect the long-term viability of our nation’s food supply by preventing the conversion of productive working lands to nonagricultural uses. These lands provide

important public benefits, including environmental quality, historic preservation, wildlife habitat and protection of open space. Using Wetland Reserve Easements will provide habitat for fish and wildlife, including threatened and endangered species. These easements improve water quality by filtering sediments and chemicals, reduce flooding, recharge groundwater, protect biological diversity and provide opportunities for educational, scientific and recreational activities. Through the use of easements, NRCS works with private landowners and partners to protect agricultural use and conserve eligible land. On working farms, easements help farmers keep their land in production agriculture or in grass for grazing without rick of conversion to non Ag use. Under the Agricultural Land component, NRCS may contribute up to 50% of the easement’s fair market value. On sites where NRCS deter-

mines grasslands with special environmental significance need protection, NRCS may contribute up to 75% of the easement’s fair market value. Under the Wetland Reserve component, NRCS offers three enrollment options: Permanent Easements – These last forever. NRCS pays 100% of the easement value for purchase of the easement and between 75 to 100% of restoration costs. 30-year Easements – These expire after 30 years. NRCS pays 50 to 75% of the easement value for purchase of the easement and for 50 to 75% of restoration costs. If a conservation easement sounds like a good option for protecting your farm or your family’s land, make an appointment to visit your local NRCS office. Start the conservation conversation today! Visit www.il.nrcs.usda. gov and click on ACEP to learn more.

Grant applications due June 1 The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri is currently accepting online applications for its 2014 competitive grant program in the areas of Arts & Culture, Community Betterment, Education, Health and Human Services. Applications must be submitted online by June 1 to be considered. Applicants must serve within the Community Foundation’s 12-county area of Adams, Brown, Hancock, and Pike counties in Illinois; and Clark, Knox, Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Ralls and Shelby counties in Missouri. The competitive grant program will

accept grant applications from 501(c) (3) not-for-profits and organizations classified as government units. The online application can be accessed at mycommunityfoundation. org. Contact Barb Casady, program coordinator, at (217) 222-1237 or grants@mycommunityfoundation.org with questions about the application process or for more information about the Community Foundation’s grant program. First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to call and discuss their project prior to applying. The Community Foundation is a nonprofit resource that connects people who care with

causes that matter in the tri-states. Serving 12 area counties, it builds permanent funds to address significant needs and opportunities now and in the future. It is a publicly supported 501(c) (3) organization to which contributions are tax deductible. Since 1999, the Community Foundation has awarded more than 1,500 grants totaling more than $2 million through more than 150 funds providing local support for various programs and projects in the region. For more information, call Barb Casady, Program Coordinator at 217222-1237.

Illini partners with Memorial Medical Center Illini Community Hospital has launched a partnership with Memorial Medical Center to offer teleneurology services, which uses two-way audio and video teleconferencing to provide patients with immediate access to stroke-trained neurologists. “Our partnership with Memorial Medical Center gives our community around-the-clock access to experienced stroke-trained neurologists who will work with us to evaluate and administer the most effective and appropriate treatments for people suffering from acute stroke or other neurological conditions,” Kathy Hull, President and CEO of Illini Community Hospital, said. “This means more people in our community will have access to neurologists and will receive the life-saving care they need close to home,” Hull said. “Any patients who may need a higher level of care can be quickly identified and transferred to Memorial Medical Center to receive additional treatments including minimally invasive neurointerventional procedures.” In addition to providing rapid local treatment for stroke patients, the partnership will also expand care to include emergent telehealth services for other acute neurological conditions, including seizures, head bleeds, aneurysms, epilepsy, acute onset confusion and altered mental status. The Memorial Teleneurology Network uses real-time two-way audiovisual conferencing to provide community hospitals 24-hour access to stroke-trained neurologists. Physicians connect through a secure web camera so a patient can be examined remotely, allowing a board-certified neurologist to perform a rapid assessment of the patient. Neuroimaging performed at Illini Community Hospital can be accessed remotely to allow for quick interpretation for accurate diagnosis. The neurologist and Illini’s clinical team can

discuss, order, implement and monitor treatment options, with the goal of keeping patients in their own community and close to home. If a higher level of care is required, the patient can be transferred to Memorial Medical Center, which offers neurointerventional radiology services. The neurologist and Illini’s clinical team work together to identify acute stroke patients and treat any acute neurologic emergency. “Illini Community Hospital’s clinical team and the neurologist work together and carry out the best treatment option for the patient,” said Dr. Sajjad Mueed, Memorial Stroke Center medical director and a neurologist with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Memorial Medical Center is certified

as a primary stroke center by The Joint Commission. The certification recognizes Memorial for “exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care,” according to The Joint Commission. Primary stroke centers tailor treatment to individual needs, adhere to national stroke guidelines and continually assess and improve how care is delivered. Memorial offers a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to stroke care with an integrated program that addresses the complete spectrum of care from prevention to rehabilitation. Memorial’s rehabilitation facilities are among only a handful of others worldwide to hold a fivefold accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, including accreditation for its stroke specialty program.

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Illini celebrates National Nurses week

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Acute Care Nurses at Illini Community Hospital are left to right; Gloria Cox, Darla King, Leslie Orr, Joani Walston, Lindsey Burton, Todd Arnold, JoAnna Stay, Lyndsey Crader, Linda White, Ashlie Martin, Jasmine Allen and Debbie Rush.

Illini Community Hospital is joining in the celebration of National Nurses Week, May 6-12. “The nursing profession is so vital to every hospital and healthcare organization,” said Kathy Hull, President and CEO of Illini. “Our nurses at Illini are highly skilled and trained and they always put the needs of our patients first. We take this time during National Nurses Week to say ‘Thank You’ to all of our nurses for the work they do on a daily basis.” Illini currently has 71 nurses on staff, with nurses serving the needs of the patient in numerous areas of the hospital as well as at the Illini Rural Health Clinic. Sandy Farrell has been a Registered Nurse for 40 years and has spent the entirety of her nursing career at Illini. “Nursing is a calling,” Farrell said. “For me, I always knew I wanted to be a nurse. Our patients

JANE BARNES need help and that’s what we’re here for – to provide the high quality care our patients require.” As part of National Nurses

Week, Illini names a “Nursing Excellence” award winner. This year’s winner is Jane Barnes, RN in the Illini Emergency Department. Barnes has been at Illini since January of 2011. “Jane is an exceptional nurse who goes above and beyond to provide the very best care for her patients in our Emergency Department,” said Chris Wassell, Supervisor of the Illini Emergency Department. “She is very deserving of this award and I am very proud that she was recognized this year.” The nursing profession can be a thankless job, but, Farrell says it’s something young people should look into when making a career choice. “Nursing is a wonderful career,” Farrell said. “It can take you in so many directions and to so many places that you never could have imagined.”

Saluting National Nurses Week May 6-12, 2014

In recognition of National Nurses Week, we salute the dedicated nurses who put patients first. Whether in emergency rooms, schools, hospitals or homes, we depend on our nation’s nurses for their expertise, care and compassion in times of need. During National Nurses Week and all year round, let’s give nurses the thanks and recognition they deserve for their tireless efforts and accomplishments in the field of healthcare.

National Nurses Week 2014

Thank You to all of the nurses at Illini who offer excellent care for their patients.

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Western withdraws from program By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press

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Mindy Miller, left, daughter of Robert “Jasper” Miller and Tina CanEss and Hayden Bradshaw, son of Larry Bradshaw and Carrie Bradshaw were crowned queen and king, respectively at the Griggsville-Perry prom Saturday night. The prom was held at Xtreme Whitetail Lodge on Il. Rt. 104 north of Perry.

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Griggsville-Perry Applied for the Illinois Department of Transportation’s and Traffic Safety P.R.O.M ‘’Please Return on Monday” event and were given pens, lanyards, earphones, bracelets, and smartphone cleaners to hand out to the students last Friday before they went to prom on Saturday. The importance of safe driving, not drinking, and making smart prom decisions was discussed with the students.  Two students, left to right, Jordan Dehart and Riley Bradshaw show off all of the P.R.O.M items they were given Friday. 

Western School District has been forced to withdraw from Race to the Top, program that was part of the No Child Left Behind initiative. The matter was discussed at the April 16 Western School Board meeting. According to Steve Goodman, interim superintendent of the district, the program was designed to make sure every student was performing at level in every subject by 2014. “There was some money attached to it,” Goodman said. ‘But, basically, they wanted to use you for guinea pigs. To try out different methods of teaching, different technology. They offered some teacher trainings, that sort of thing.” Goodman said when Western voted to no longer offer ag classes at the school, the school no longer met the criteria to be enrolled in the program. “I contacted the Illinois School Board Association,” Goodman said. “There are no punitive damages by withdrawing.” Goodman said in his capacity as interim superintendent, only having been in the district since January, he could not say how much in funds Race to the Top had helped the district but estimated it to be around $25,000 per year. The board made several personnel decisions at the meeting including accepting resignations from Mike Fray, junior high girl’s basketball coach and part-time athletic director, Western High School boys basketball coach Pat Rafferty and Western High School girls basketball coach, Jim Shields. Coaching assignments were made including: Jerud Van Dyke was hired as Western High School boys basketball coach, Claire Gursch was hired as high school golf coach, Anna Hechler was hired as high school volleyball coach, Quentin Hatfill was hired as the junior high boys basketball coach and for the fifth and sixth grade program, Liz Greger was hired as junior high girls basketball coach and coach of the fifth and sixth grade program, Janet Kroencke was hired as junior high girls volleyball coach Taylor Baxter was hired as junior high volleyball coach, Travis Ruppel was hired as high school baseball coach, Taylor Baxter was hired as language arts teacher dependent on certification, effective Jan. 1, 2015 Honorably dismissed were educational support personnel including: Kelsi Buss, Kathleen Schlueter, Teresa Lehr, Krissi Banks and Janet Woods. The board also renewed the two-year co-op agreement with Pleasant Hill for football.

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G-P’s Outstanding Student for April The nomination for MaKenzie Flowers included some of her most redeeming traits. “Kenzie was nominated because she is one of the hardest working, most dedicated students. She never slacks off or wastes time.  If she finishes her work for class, she immediately goes to work on another subject.  Her study skills and use of time are superior.  She truly cares about doing her best.  Also, her personality is so sweet and cheerful.  Her behavior is perfect.  A highly successful career is anticipated for Kenzie throughout high school and beyond.  She is full of school spirit and ambition! G-P is lucky to have a student like her for a couple more years to come.” Nominations are anonymous.   Submitted photo

Griggsville-Perry High School's April Outstanding Student is MaKenzie Flowers, left, receives congratulations from Beth White of Farmer's National Bank of Griggsville. Student of the month is sponsored by the GriggsvillePerry Chapter of the National Honor Society and the FNB bank donates $50 to the winning student each month.

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Society Card of Thanks Daniel and Ferguson A big thank you to everyone who helped make our 75th annual HCE meeting a big success. Thank you to all the board members who helped decorate and bring their old time cooking utensils, old newspaper articles, cookbooks and pictures for display. Thank you to the Pittsfield Swing Choir for their great program, to Jennifer’s Catering for the great meal, to Bob Humphrey for all his work on our placentas and napkin decals and to On a Day Johnston for stepping in to help at the last minute (while Ann Ferguson enjoyed her Hawaiian trip). We truly hope everyone had a great evening and help us start on the next 25 years in HCE. Rayola Daniel and Ann Ferguson, Co-chairs Cultural Arts. Fesler The family of John and Annie Fesler would like to thank family and friends for all their prayers, cards, calls, visits, food, gifts and memorial contributions during their illness and after their passing. A very special thank you to Amy Haley and Stephanie Little who went the extra mile for them and to the ladies of UMC for the delicious meal after Annie’s services. Thank you also to Jennifer Niebur for watching Annie during John’s service and to all the family who cared for her during John’s illness. Thanks for the support of all the relatives and friends who braved the cold, windy day to say their last farewell to John. He enjoyd talking to every last one of you when you came to visit him throughout the years. He loved those talks. Annie loved to talk, also and I’m grateful to everyone who took the time to visit with her and treat her as a peer. It meant so much to her to be treated as an equal. There are so many people who have been kind to Annie. I can not begin to thank all of them individually. But besides the many relatives, aunts, uncles and cousins, I would especially like to thank Nadine Sturt, Maxine Brunns, Sharon Cooley, Hazle Doran, and Janet Main as well as Annie’s Sunday school class. She loved getting her S.S. lesson every monday in the mail and the generous donations to this class are greatly appreciated. Also greatly appreciated were the generous donations to John’s favorite charity, the cemeteries. He loved walking through the cemeteries and reading the inscriptions. Now he’s walking in heaven with Annie and taking care of her up there. Thank you for your kindness to them here. Jonie Fesler and families. Hoss and Corinna We would like to thank all of our family and friends that came and helped make our 25th wedding anniversary a very special night. We want to thank Jared and Julie and Lisa and Shelbi for helping them with everything. We appreciated all the cards and gifts. Thank you to everyone. Hoss and Corinna. Leahr Thank you to QMG staff, Illini ER and ambulance staff, and Blessing Hospital staff for the excellent care I received during my recent illness. Thank you to all loving friends and family members for cards, phone calls, visits and prayers. God is good. Connie Leahr.

Pleasant Hill after prom committee Thank you to everyone and all the businesses for donating to the Pleasant Hill After Prom. It was a great success! We really appreciate all your help. Pleasant Hill After Prom committee.

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Birth

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John (Jonathan) and Jennifer Schoenherr of Springfield are parents of a new son, John Edward III (Jack), born at 6:20 a.m. April 14 at Memorial Hospital in Springfield. Jack weighed 6 pounds 6 oz. and was 19” long. Grandparents are John and Cindi Schoenherr of Pittsfield and John and Mary Smith of Germantown Hills. Greatgrandparents are Keith and Darlene Smith of Pittsfield and Margarent Frank of Sparland.

Daniels’ to celebrate 65th anniversary

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Savanna Waters turned one year old April 28 and celebrated with family at Jaycee Park, Pittsfield Lake. Her parents are Jarrod Waters and Ariel White of Pittsfield and she has a four-year-old brother, Hunter. Grandparents are Jim and Kami Waters of Jacksonville, the late Jenna Waters, Kellie and Keith Otterstedt of Coshocton, OH., Christie and Andy Kutner of Ellisville, MO., and David and Viki White of Chambersburg. Great-grandparents are Deb and Sue Zumwalt of Pittsfield, Jean McEuen of Pittsfield, Donna White of Pittsfield, and Clifford and Carol Westfall of Griggsville.

Kinscherff to celebrate 90th birthday

Wandalee Kinscherff will celebrate her 90th birthday with family members at her home May 17. If you would like to send her birthday wishes, they can be mailed to P.O. Box 217, Pleasant Hill, IL., 62366.

Foster turns six

Brock Michael Foster was six March 3. He is the son of Michael and Jamie Foster of Mt. Zion. He celebrated with family and friends at Dairy Queen with a Ninja Turtle theme party. Grandparents are Donald and Dianna Foster of Pittsfield and Jim and Jackie Koonce of Carterville. Great-grandparents are the late William F. and Mary Jo Foster and the late Stuart and Helen Loyd of Pittsfield, Dolores Johnson of Greenville, Jack and Margaret Oakley of Springfield and Don and the late Mary Koonce of Vandalia.

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There will be an open house at the home of Earl (Grampy) and Hazel Daniels in rural Nebo to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 17. No gifts please.

Schlieper descendants hold reunion The descendants of the late Carroll and Verna Schlieper held their annual get-together and Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 19, at the senior center in Pittsfield. Several family members and friends were in attendance: Larry and Martha Woodward; Debbie Robinson; Michelle, Lanie and Evan Hart; Kenny and Nancy Hart; Tim, Jessica, Kelsey and Jake Robinson; Mike, Chass, Belle and Kody Anderson; Judy Sokollis; Lindsey Law; Scott, Suzanne, Bain and Brody Woodward; Chuck, Amanda, Payton and Garrett Woodward; On a Day Johnston; Perry and Vicki Moore; Nicole Moore; Aaron, Amanda, Dayton and Tucker Greishiemer; Keith and Kellee Eilerman; Doug and Kim Bristow; Duke and Carol Schlieper; Jason, Emily, Kendra and Kayla Schlieper; Brian, Debbie, Mathew and Aubrie Schlieper; Joey, Karen, Noah and Avah Fesler; Shana, Courtney, Nate, Sam, Delanie and Joan Anderson.

Sports physicals event raises money for local schools Illini Rural Health Clinic and Illini Fitness teamed up to present Sports Physicals to area student-athletes Wednesday, April 30 at Pikeland Community School in Pittsfield. The sports physicals were free of charge, but participants could donate $10 if they chose with all money collected being donated back to the school of the student’s choice. Overall, 105 students attended the event and the total amount raised was $770. The money was donated to: Griggsville/Perry Schools $10, Winchester Schools - $20 and Pikeland Unit #10 - $740. “We would like to thank everyone who supported this event in any way,” Chanda Smith, supervisor at the Illini Rural Health Clinic, said. “A special thank you goes to Becky Ghrist, Pikeland Unit #10 School Nurse for her extra efforts and help coordinating the event.”

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The Griggsville-Perry Team Impact visited the Griggsville Estates and played bingo and had treats to celebrate National Volunteer Week. Members visiting were, left to right, Kenzie Flowers, Jordan Dehart, Baily Stain, Katie Smith, Gavin McDaniel, Lexie Kessinger and Cole Bradshaw. The group comes to the home weekly while school is in session. The Griggsville Nazarene Church also volunteers once a month. Ron Patton provided cinnamon rolls for the group during volunteer week. Various other school based groups volunteer with the residents, also. Anyone interested in volunteering, please call the Estates.

Math team competes at state level By Beth Zumwalt Pike Press The math team from Pittsfield High School competed over the weekend in the math team state competition in Champaign at the University of Illinois. The team finished 38 out of 53 team according to team sponsor Brianne Gerecke. Tworiversoutdoors.com is your site for local hunting and fishing news.

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Mallory Davidsmeyer, art teacher at Pittsfield High School, right, oversees Jacqueline Davis as she uses the throwing wheel. After the workshop the students glazed their clay projects and fired them in the kiln. Funding for the workshop came from a grant provided by the Community Foundation of the Quincy Area's Paul H. and Anne B. Gardner Memorial Fund and Alan L. Stiegemeier and Mary Ellen Stiegemeier Charitable Fund.

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Charter bus pickup and drop off points are available in Pittsfield and Quincy. The tour includes the guided charter bus tour, tour of White Tale Lodge with Jonah White, wine tasting at all three Grafton wineries plus Hopewell Winery, special discounts on wine, and souvenir wine glass all for $60. It’s a great opportunity for groups of friends to get together and spend the day tasting and purchasing the wide varieties of quality wines produced in our area. Reservations need to be made quickly to insure seating. For more information or to make a reservation please call 217-285-2464 or email accessil@casscomm.com.

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Two Rivers has a very different spring wine tour planned for June 14. Hopewell Winery will be introducing their new Calhoun County Peach wine along with their many other favorites with a wine tasting at White Tales Lodge in Michael. White Tales Lodge is owned and operated by Jonah White, creator of the Billy Bob teeth and star of the new Discovery Channel reality TV show Billy Bob’s Gags to Riches. If you haven’t seen the show yet, you can find it at the following link: http://www.tinyb. it/52D689E5D85ED . The TV crew will be filming at the time of the tour so it’s possible the wine tour might be included as part of the


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Pleasant Hill rallies around student By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press

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Participating in this year’s Pinewood Derby at the American Legion Hall, March 9 were, front row, left to right, Jackson Veile, Skylar Harvey, Brad Kruzan, and Brayden Veile. Second row, Frank Smith, Kadin Mountain, Wyatt McClintock, Liam Bonnett, and Jeremiah Jackson. Third row, Marco Ballinger, Stone Wintjen, and Gavin Graham.

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Winners at Cub Scout Pack 18’s Pinewood Derby were, left to right, Stone Wintjen, Brad Kruzan, Jeremiah Jackson, and Jackson Veile.

Pinewood derby races to the finish Pittsfield Cub Scout Pack 18 had their annual Pinewood Derby March 9. First place winner was Brad Kruzan, second place was Jeremiah

Jackson, third place was Liam Bonnett and fourth place was Jackson Veile. Brad Kruzan won best in show and Stone Wintjen won sportsmanship.

Helping with the event were, Ray Davenport and Carl Blacketer, along with the parents and family that made the event successful. Submitted photo

Fashion bonnets

In preparation of the Easter season, residents of Hawthorne Inn Assisted Living in Pittsfield had a wonderful time fashioning their own spring Easter bonnets. The residents let their creative juices flow and the results were beautiful! The ladies graciously modeled their finished bonnets for the staff and other residents.  Each resident was given a fun spring decoration for their participation in the activity.  Hawthorne Inn is now busy planning a Spring Tea event for the month of May. Residents are left to right: Katherine Haskins, Bonnie Lierle, Mary Chamberlain, and Eloise Claus.

Annie Ward, a seven-yearold student in the Pleasant Hill School District was born without a gene which gives her Angelman Syndrome, meaning she has both mental and physical developmental disabilities. Those who have the syndrome are called Angels. What Annie was born with are friends in her home school district. Students in her school attended an assembly last week to learn more about Angelman’s Syndrome and a walk the following day raised more than $120 for the foundation which tries to provide support and funding for research for the syndrome. “We were estatic,” Stephanie Ward said after the walk. “ Every little bit helps. There is a walk in Chesterfield, Mo, May 17 and they already have 300 registered and have raised $5,100. There goal is to raise $1.2 million.” Stephanie Ward and her husband, Phillip, along with their two other children, Miley, 5 and Ty, 4, plan to attend the walk and help raise awareness as well as funds. The walk is associated with the Trinity Lutheran Church and already has 17 different teams of families members, friends or those wanting to support an Angel’s family. “It is a rare disease affecting only one in every 15,000- 20,000 births,” Stephanie Ward, whose mother Danita Ewers McCain, also lives in Pleasant Hill. “Annie has to go to school in Jacksonville because Angels are intolerant to heat. If she gets too hot, she can start having seizures. Pleasant Hill school are not air conditioned so she goes to Jacksonville. There is another Angel in her class of six. We were so estatic to meet him and be able to discuss things with his parents.” Ward says she has also found a support group on FaceBook for parents of Angels. “It is a great resource,” she said. “No question is considered weird. You can ask about different medicines, different tips for different situations, therapies, even what kind of clothing works best.” Ward said while Angels tend to have several handicaps they are my nature very happy, loving children. “They laugh all the time,” She said. “They are happy, social children. They love people.” While some Angels suffered more physical disabilities than others, the Wards are optimistically hopeful, Annie will walk. “You see some Angels in wheel-

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Students at Pleasant Hill Elementary raised $120 last week for Annie Ward, a classmate of theirs who has Angelman’s Syndrome.Left to right, Veronica Smith Annie’s nurse-aide, Annie Ward, Phillip Ward, her father and Stephanie Ward, her mother.

chairs and that is so sad because that means they are probably never going to walk, but Annie is walking now and she is taking more voluntary steps all the time,” Ward said. Ward said anyone wanting to

donate to the May 17 walk may do so by sending a donation to the Angelsman’s Foundation, 4255 West Brook Dr, Suite 219, Aurora, 60504 or by going on-line to www. angelmans.org.

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BARRY n Purchase a ticket and help Western After Prom! For each $10 ticket, win $100 in Lia Sophia jewelry. For more information contact Ellen Archambo at 217-335-2607. GRIGGSVILLE n Griggsville Historical Society will feature the concluding series of this spring’s visit of Rebecca Burlend to the 21st century Pike County Thursday, May 8 at the Skinner House at 2 p.m. The landing at Phillip’s Ferry in Oct. 1831 was fraught with many tensions and surprises. Special music will be played by the El Dara Tenors, accompanied by their fiddle-playing sister, Reagan between the story sections. The public is invited.

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n Pike County Senior Center’s monthly fish fry will be Thursday, May 8. Serving starts at 4:30 p.m. Menu is catfish, buffalo, potato salad, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, dessert and drink. Carry outs are available by calling 217-285-4969 before 3:00 that day. n An open house will be held at the Larry Snyder Barn, 25264 393rd Street, Pittsfield. Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., sponsored by Pike County Historical Society. Shastid House and East School will be open the same hours.

n There will be an American Red Cross blood drive May 16 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Griggsville-Perry High School, 202 Stanford St. in Griggsville.

n Richard Helton and his band will perform country music at the Pike County Senior Center, located at 220 W. Adams in Pittsfield May 10. The show will be from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. All are welcome. Food will be available at 5:30 p.m.

MILTON n The annual East Pike Fire Protection District Mother’s Day dinner will be held Sunday, May 11 at 11 a.m. Pork chops, twice baked potato casserole, green beans and cake will be served. Donations will be accepted.

n Illini Community Hospital will hold a blood drive Thursday, May 15 from 2 - 5:30 p.m. at the Illini Community Hospital Bloodmobile, located at 640 W. Washington. Sign up by calling Charlie Hull at 217-285-2113 x3810 or online at www.bloodcenter.org.

NEW CANTON n The New Canton Harvest Festival is sponsoring a men’s softball tournament May 17 and 18 at the New Canton ball field. For more information or to register, please call Bill at 217430-7640.

n The next meeting of the Pike/ Calhoun Retired Teachers will be May 15 at 11:30 a.m. in the Red Apple Room of the Old Orchard Country Club. Our Area 4 representative, Charlotte Hubbard, will be our guest speaker. All former educators and those interested in our public school system are encouraged to attend. Your supported is needed.

PITTSFIELD n The annual Pike County Shrine Club vidalia onion sales will be next week. You can pick up a 10-pound bag of delicious sweet vidalia onions. We have 100 bags to sell so hurry up and pick up a bag or two before they run out. Contact Bill McCartney at 285-4484 or Blake Roderick at 285-2233 or any Pike County Shrine Club member to purchase a bag or two. n Helping Hands Ministry sponsored by Calvary Baptist Church in Pittsfield will be held the second Saturday of every month from 9-11 a.m. Free to all in need are household cleaning items, paper products, baby care products, personal hygiene items, laundry items and more. Open to all families in need. Enter in back door just off the parking lot. Watch for bright signs. n A free art history lecture will be given Wednesday, May 7 from 2:304 p.m. at JWCC Education Center, 1308 W. Washington St., Pittsfield. Art Historian Ellie Pinzarrone will present a survey of “isms” of 20th century art. It is open to the public. Call 217-285-5319

n St. Mary’s Spring Festival Talent Show will be held May 17 at 1:30 p.m. Cash prizes are available. Two categories are available: 12 & under, 13 & up. CAll 217-285-9881 for a registration street. They can also be picked up at the school office or the William Watson Hotel. This contest is open to the public. n The Buggs Family will perform at the Pike County Senior Center May 31 beginning at 7 p.m. Food will be available at 5:30 p.m. They will be bringing a guest that has not been revealed as of yet. Food and show costs will be separate. n The Pittsfield Lady Saukees will host a basketball camp for girls in grades first through eighth grades, June 2,3,4, and 5 at PCS. Girls in grades first through third will attend from 8:30 to 10 a.m; girls in fourth through sixth will attend from 10 a.m. until noon and girls in seventh and eighth will attend from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.. Instruction will include passing,

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dribbling, shooting and defensive principals. All early registrants are guaranteed a t-shirt. Forms are available at the schools. For more information contact Jeff Shireman, 217-248-5297. n The Pike County Loss Support Group will offer a 4 week series for any adult who has experienced the loss of a loved one. The series will begin Monday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. and be for 4 consecutive Mondays. The class will be at WBBA, Wayne Ator Room. To Register for the series, contact Larry at 217-653-3700 or Vicki at 217-2856520. PLEASANT HILL n The Save the Pike County Fair Softball Tournament will be held May 31 and June 1 at the Pleasant Hill ball diamond. ON GOING n Helping Hands Ministry sponsored by the Calvary Baptist Church in Pittsfield will be held the second Saturday of every month from 9-11 a.m. Free to all in need are household cleaning items, paper products, baby care products, personal hygiene items, laundry items and more. Open to all families in need. Enter in back door just off the parking lot. Watch for bright signs. n A weekly Bible study will be held for seniors every Wednesday morning at McDonald’s in Pittsfield. It will be led by David and Charlotte Hamilton. For 2014, there will be an in-depth study of the book of Hebrews. This Bible study will run until Nov. 19. Bible study begins with coffee and visiting from 9-9:25 a.m. in the recreation center. Bible exposition begins at 9:25 and concludes at 10 a.m. Registration is free and there are no material costs. A free study guide is available each week. n Bible studies for 2014 will be held at the Perry United Methodist Church Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. at the Griggsville United Methodist Church. The book of Ezekiel will be studied. This Bible study is sponsored by the 7 congregations of the Bright Star Parish but is open to absolutely everyone. If you have questions, feel free to contact Pastor Dave at 217833-2575 or 217-833-2457. n The Pittsfield High School class of 1969 is planning their 45th class reunion for this summer and needs help with addresses or contact information for the following classmates. If anyone can help, please contact Helen Earls at 312 S Walnut St., Pittsfield or Karen Fox at 220 Fair St., Pittsfield or 285-5481. Art Bradley, Marsha Cannon, Linda Cannon, Grant White, Virginia Cheek, Sherrill Cox, Jim Dejaynes,

Barbara Malone, Patricia Strong, Marjean Schmidt, Barbara Dietzman, Patricia Wright, Dave Herget, Roger Hull, Mike Wagner, Kathy Mays, Billie Odell, Martha Hart, Bill Oakley, Chris Pali, Jack Ruble, Don Myers, Jodi Moody, Joan Shade, Wayne and Peggy Cawthon, Paul Staley, Michael Scheibe, Janet Shaw, Steven Smith, Thelma Haughey, Dale Johnson, Roger Loyd. n The Bright Star Methodist Cooperative Parish Bible Study for spring 2014 will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Perry United Methodist Church and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Griggsville United Methodist Church. Both are studying the book of Ezekiel. The Bible study is sponsored by the 7 congregations of the Bright Star Parish - Oxville, Florence, Detroit, Griggsville, Perry, New Salem and Baylis Methodist Churches. If you have questions, please call Pastor Dave at 217-833-2575 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 and 2nd Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at 416 E. Chestnut St. in Griggsville with Amanda Woodward.

welcome to attend. Upcoming meeting dates are: June 17 and July 15. For more information, please contact Taylor Sweeting at 217-370-8142 or email taylor.sweeting@yahoo.com. n The Crossroads Center is open for walking Monday through Friday, 8-10 a.m. and 12-1 p.m. Special events may alter the schedule and will be posted. This service will start Nov. 4. n The County Market Coupon Club meets Wednesday afternoons from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. weekly in the County Market Café. There is no charge to join and the coupons are traded each week and several rebate forms are available each week. For more information, contact County Market 285-4453. n Belleview Community Church “Teen Drop-In” every third Sunday night of the month for ages 12-18 at 5:30 p.m. n 12 Step Al-Anon Family Support Group for alcohol and narcotic addiction every Monday 8 p.m. at First Christian Church 225 N. Memorial, Pittsfield. (Breezway entrance). For more information, call Betty at (217) 285-6191. n Addicts Victorious support group meeting Tuesday nights 6-7 p.m.

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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. A registration form can be downloaded from the Pike County Health Department website at www.pikecoilhealth.org, Call Jane Johnson at (217) 285-4407, ext 118 for more information.

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

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@pikeland.org. 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

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Enjoying a meal at the Courtyard Café during Main Street's Family Fun day was, left to right, Kandice, Tayleight and Rob Robertson, along with John Lipcamon and his dog, Riley. Free hot dogs were available to the first 200 children at the Courtyard Café.

The playing field resembled a corral but the object was the same as dodge ball. The Pittsfield First Baptist Church offered several activities for children and the dodge ball was one of the most popular. Left, J.J. Petty jumps to avoid a ball being thrown by Tommy Cox. Also playing were: Mark Fox, Levi Borrowman, Brendan Pierce, Aubrey Pope and Brady Renoud.

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Lynden Rossing, New Salem, watches as Elder Aaron Fanscon demonstrates the art of making rope. The elder was with a group called Nauvoo on the Road where they travel around and show people different activities in Nauvoo. The group demonstrated several games, toys and crafts while at Main Street’s Family Fun Day.

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Athan Reel plants some seeds at the Garden Club’s stand at Family Fun Days sponsored by Pittsfield Main Street. Left, is Garden Club member Kay Dunham and far right, Barb Fosco, another Garden Club member. With Athan, to his right, is his mother Christina Reel.

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Sister Dixie Marie was part of the group from Nauvoo who demonstrated a number of activities Saturday morning on the courthouse lawn. Sister Dixie Marie and Sister Kaylee Searl were playing a game similar to ring toss except they had to catch the rings with long sticks and return them the same way.

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Nathan McCann, two-year-old son of Chad and Samantha McCann of Pittsfield loved his opportunity to set in the fire engine at the Main Street Family Fun Day Saturday on the courthouse lawn.

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400D FOR RENT Pike County

200 BUSINESS Rick's lawn equipment Parts and services for all brands. Tillers, lawn mowers, chain saws, blowers and seedeaters. We sell the best and service the rest. Gravely, Stihl, Husqvarna, Zero turn mowers on sale! Pick-up and delivery. Hwy 54, west of the Illinois bridge. 573-754-5055. 6.25 THE TRADING POST 501 E. Prairie St., Jerseyville, IL. Open Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 7,000 sq. ft. of clean furniture, appliances, sporting goods and tools. Plus 2000 smalls @ $2.00 or less! We buy full or partial estates/households of GOOD, CLEAN furniture and appliances. Why buy new when "slightly used" will do? For more information, call: 618-639-4569. TFN colman's country campers 2013's on sale. Big discounts. Sales, service, parts, propane. #2 Fun St. Hartford, IL 62048. 618254-1180. www.colmanscampers.com. TFN 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

for rent: 2 BDR bungalow, newly remodeled, Pleasant Hill. References required. Send inquiries to: General delivery\Rental. Pleasant Hill, IL 62366. TF TWO BEDROOM Apartment for rent. No pets. References required. 500 W. Perry St. 217-491-0502. 5.14

Apartment for rent in Pittsfield. 2 br., 1 1/2 baths, internet access. Like new appliances. A/C and garbage pick-up included. No smoking. No pets. References required. One person occupancy max. Renter pays electric. $400/mo. Call 217257-8475, leave message. 5.14

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500 FOR SALE GOOD SELECTION MATTRESS sets starting at $199 for twin size. End tables starting at $119. Swivel rockers starting at $299. Sofas and reclining sofas. Miller furniture, 115 West Washington St., Pittsfield. Phone 1-217-2856212. 5.7 GOODYEAR T125/70D15 95M Temp. spare for 1998 Buick. Never used. $20. 217285-4975. TF DON't pay high heating bills eliminate them with an outdoor wood furnace from Central Boiler Call Today. 217236-3022. TF

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Time Clocks, Acroprint 125 $100 and Acroprint 150 $125. Call Jane at 618-4981234. TFN

IF YOU NEED hay mowed, rakes, baled - round or square bales. Call 217-6533235. 5.21

FOR SALE: garden tiller. Call 731-691-6831. 5.7

FOR SALE: 3 1/2 yr. old reg. black angus bull. Excellent you can see calves (keeping heifers). Call 217-285-4749 5.14

400A FOR RENT Calhoun County Apartment for rent. Call Matt 618-576-2766 or 618576-2449. TFCNH commercial building for rent. Hardin, IL. Call (618)498-1234 and ask for Business Department. TF for rent: 3 bedroom, 2 bath house. Full basement in the country outside of Kampsville, IL. No pets. Call 217-370-7310. 5.7

400D 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 pittsfield upstairs studio efficiency apartment. 1-2 people $600/mo plus deposit utilities included. Washer/ dryer/diwshasher/stove. 1 car parking. 618-604-8854.

LG TV sales on all 2013. Full service. Authorized dealer and service center. Blu Ray DVD players. Whites and Garretts new and used metal detectors. New and used CBs and antennas and police scanners. 217285-2893. 1402 Lakeview Heights. TF

FOR SALE: Perfection cook stove, apt. size, gas, 20 inches wide, white with LP orphaces, $75. ContactRose at 217-7342875. 5.7

600 HELP WANTED CHURCH PIANIST Sunday morning in SVC in Jerseyville, prelude/ hymns/postlude and accompany vocal soloist. Classical training preferred. By audition. 618374-2858. 5.7

CashiersFull/Part time positions available at Fast Stop of New Canton. Applications available at the store. 5.7 Drivers: Attn: CDLA. Company & Owner Operators. Teams & Singles. Dedicated Lanes! Home Weekly. 2500-2800 miles, Out 2 to 3 nights/wk. Safety Bonus Program, Benefits available after 90 days. 6 months verifiable exp. Call 800-787-4911. 5.7

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deer hunters: Rent Pittsfield country home away from home. 3 BR, sleeps 6+, fully furnished, move-in ready. 573-549-2530. Cell: 636-3586994. TF Local Hunter looking to lease a farm in Pike County or Northern Calhoun County 618550-9486. TF Prime pike & Macoupin County deer hunting property for lease. 217-370-9408. 4.30 deer hunting Northern Pike County, IL. Over 150 acres (might split up 60%40%) timber, CRP, ponds and creeks. Walk in hunting. No outfitters. Lease and insurance required. $50 per acre minimum. Archery and shotgun-full season. By landowner. 217336-2191. 4.30 seeking land ~200 acres to lease for bow/gun season in Pike or surrounding counties. Personal lease for hunting only, not an outfitter. 601-4664436. 5.7

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house for sale in Milton. 2 bath with 2 car garage and nice yard. Call 217-242-3166. 5.7

3 DAY - 4 Family garage sale in Martinsburg. Watch for signs! 17766 County Hwy 11. May 8, 9 & 10 starting at 7 a.m. Boys 5-6 clothes, kids books, toys, women's & men's clothes, bedding, home decor, riding toys, Wii games, VHS, DVDs, MP3 players, guitars, formal dresses. Rain or shine. 5.7

house for sale in Milton. 4 bedroom on corner lot with large yard. Call 217242-3166. 5.7 HOUSE FOR SALE 2 bedroom 1 bath. Large master bedroom. Large living room. Kitchen/dining. 7 lots 50x150. Has been surveyed. Partially remodeled. Time. 1-405-694-5900 or 1-405550-9808. 5.21

1200 SERVICES Smith lawn service 20 yrs experience. Fully insured. Free estimates. 217-370-5416. 5.7

ATTENTION FARMERS: Deer hunters leaving you short on cash? Contact your local loggers to have your timber assessed while the market is up (1-217-3208389). 5.7

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900A NO TRESPASSING Calhoun County Absolutely nO TRESPASSING on the property of Lloyd and Debbie DeSherlia in Batchtown. Violators will be prosecuted. 8.7.14 NO TRESPASSING on Marty Aderton property in Hardin. 7.14.14 No trespassing On Jack and Mary Jeaen Aderton properety in Hardin. 5.1.15 no trespassing no hunting on property owned by Martha Knight (also known as Marty Aderton), Lincoln Valley Road, Hardin. 11.11.14

Wanted to buy: Good used dining room table, dark wood, with several leaves. Prefer a table that extends to 90 inches. Would consider matching chairs. 217-285-4975. TF

1400 WORK WANTED WORK WANTED Pike County odd jobs, cleanup, lawn care, carpentry, painting, dry wall, gutters, stump removal. 217-491-5872. TF

1500 YARD SALES

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

My Land lo­cat­ed in Sec­ tion 18 SW of Pearl is pri­ vate prop­er­ty. Hunt­ing, fish­ ing, trap­ping, tres­pass­ing, for any pur­ pose, with­ out the writ­ten, signed per­mis­sion of the own­er, is strict­ly for­bid­den. Vio­la­tors will be pros­e­cut­ed. Ti­mothy Brink­man. 3.19.15

1100A REAL ESTATE Calhoun County MULTI-UNIT RENTAL property. Great income producing property. Priced to sell! Call Chris at the Bank of Calhoun. 618-576-2211. TF

1100D REAL ESTATE Pike County large, new beautiful home near Summer Hill for sale with 19 1/2, acres, a finished basement, pond, inground 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 1-217242-7262. tf

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*

1100D REAL ESTATE Pike County

615 HUNTING

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1500C YARD SALES Jersey County Saturday, May 17 Rain or Shine 4 Family Garage Sale Furniture, tools, home & wedding décor, girl & boy infant to size 5 clothing, salon hair products, 18144 Oak Rest Rd Brighton - 2 minutes from Shell.

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DEADLINES: Classified ads, Monday 3:30 p.m. (For placement and for cancellation.) CLASSIFIED RATES: First insertion, 25¢ per word, minimum $6. Consecutive repeat insertion, 15¢ per word, minimum $5. Prepayment is required. Any change in original ad will be considered start of a new ad. Blind Ad, $4 service charge, plus postage if replies are to be mailed. Yard Sales, $6 up to 20 words. No Trespassing notice, one year, up to 20 words, $60. ADVERTISING POLICY The following are policies of: Calhoun News-Herald, Greene Prairie Press, Jersey County Journal, Pike Press, Scott County Times and The Weekly Messenger: We are not responsible for more than one incorrect insertion of display and classified advertising. One free insertion will be allowed for a classified ad with a significant mistake. Please let us know immediately. The newspaper reserves the right to edit or reject any advertisement submitted for publication. Yard Sale and Work Wanted ads are payable in advance. Proper identification is required of persons placing ads. A F.O.I.D. card will be asked for when selling a firearm. No exceptions will be allowed. Newspaper reserves the right to refuse any advertising, including the right to do so after the ad has been accepted for publication but before publication occurs. The advertiserʼs sole remedy for such refusal shall be the refund of the funds paid to purchase the ad. Advertisements are accepted by the newspaper upon the representation that the agency and/or advertiser is authorized to publish the contents and subject matter of the advertisement and that it is not libel-

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The People’s Marketplace Classifieds

1500E YARD SALES Scott County

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

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B: Greene County C: Jersey County D: Pike County E: Scott County 1200 Services* 1300 Wanted* 1310 Web Sites* 1400 Work Wanted 1500 Yard Sales A: Calhoun County B: Greene County C: Jersey County D: Pike County E: Scott County

STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT

Commercial Building for rent

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Hardin, IL

Hardin, IL

PUBLIC AUCTION

COLLARD ~ SMITH ~ SYRCLE

SAT. MAY 10 • 10 A.M.

Yard and Bake Sale at 3 South Hill Street, Winchester Friday May 9 - 9 am - 5 pm and Sat. May 10 - 9 am - 2 pm. Indoor rain or shine, lots of items something for everyone! Proceeds benefit local Winchester resident suffering from chronic migraines. 5.7

Pleasant Hill, IL Fairgrounds

Commercial Buildings For Sale Business Opportunity In Winchester

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

Contact Darrell Moore (217) 473-5486 darrellm@worrell-leka.com

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

French Provential 3 piece parlor suite, parlor divan, assortment of wooden chairs, 4 oak chairs, 1 cane bottom chair, floor lamps, wodden lap desk with drawer, spittoon, old pictures & frames, metal ice box, sofa, 2 gold colored chairs, Yamaha electric piano, wood drop leaf table, dresser with mirror, chest of drawers, love seat, dining table & 6 chairs, hutch, child’s rocker & chair, wood rocker, bookcase, desk, Coronado chest deep freeze, small table with drawer, round table & 2 chairs, dresser, chest, night stand, color wheel, bull horns, jars, 2-110 window air conditioners, gas Sunbeam grill, Remington battery lawn mower (hardly used), Bainbridge model 356 band saw, compressor & paint sprayer, B&D electric leaf blower, lantern (older), 5 gal. cream can, Quaker State 5 gal. oil can, lot of auto & lawn & garden tools, #14 iron skillet, large cast iron fryer, approx. 10 rod & reels & fishing acc., 2 bikes, (boys & girls). Items too numerous to mention. Terms: Cash or good check. No credit cards.

OWNERS: COLLARD - SMITH - SYRCLE

Auctioneer: Ken D. Renoud (217) 285-4749

Auctioneers note: Several totes full at time of listing, so not really sure what all will be there. Also items from another family, not sure what they are.

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HUGE ESTATE AUCTION - SATURDAY, MAY 10TH MORGAN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS – JACKSONVILLE, IL

1954 HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE 1957 FORD FAIRLANE WITH RETRACTABLE HARDTOP VEHICLES * TRAILERS * TRAVEL TRAILER * TOOLS FARM TRACTORS & 3 POINT EQUIPMENT * 1000’S OF OTHER ITEMS! For details, descriptions and photos: Auctionzip.com, Auctioneer ID # 11367

AUCTIONEER DICK SAMPLES Jacksonville, IL. (217)-245-5010

CALL JANE 618-498-1234 Asphalt Paving • Patching • Concrete Sealing • Striping • Crack Repair • Oil & Chip • Roads • Parking Lots • Driveways

FARM & CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT CONSIGNMENT AUCTION THURSDAY, MAY 15TH 9AM – 30299 N. IL HWY 78 – NORRIS, IL TRACTORS * PLANTING & TILLAGE EQUIPMENT CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT * GRAIN HANDLING FORAGE & LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT * LAWN & GARDEN & MORE!

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1500D YARD SALES Pike County YARD SALE Sat. May 10 at 207 W. Washington in Griggsville. 8-noon. Ladies' clothes, Americana, new microwave, rustic, glassware, crafts, custom wheels, various misc. Rain cancels. 5.7 PITTSFIELD GARAGE SALE at 310 W. Adams in back alley Friday, May 9 from 9 to 3. Boys size 10 and girls size 10 to 14. Adult and children books, ornamental pool liners, and misc. 5.7 yard sale - 321 N. Franklin, Pittsfield. Fri., May 9 & Sat. May 10, 8 - ? 5.7 MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE - 24328 US Hwy 54 West. Rain or shine. Fri. May 9, 8-5. Sue Cox's. (Go west past Farm & Home Supply). Name brand Jr. clothing, boy's & girls. Nursing scrubs, maternity. Baby boy & girl, toddler and adult clothing up to 3XL. Summer shorts, skirts, dresses, jewelry, purses, shoes, frames, DVDs. 5.7

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS & PHOTOS VISIT: www.hillcrestauction.com

Dalton Kitchen, Manager 309-224-1818 BUY • SELL • TRADE DAILY

Todd Atkins, Auctioneer (309) 338-4147 www.hillcrestauction.com

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AUCTION Man-Date Auction Event! Friday May 23rd, 5:30PM CLINTON, IL

**WANTING CONSIGNMENTS**

SEEKING: guns, ammo, sporting goods, fishing equipment, lawn tractors, anything spring related / fun! lanceschmidauctions.com 217-521-6692

BOATS

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CAMPERS/RVS Colman’s RV - We Buy And Consign Used RV’s And Campers 217-787-8653 www.colmansrv.com

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HELP WANTED FOREMEN to lead utility field crews. Outdoor physical work, many positions, paid training, $20/hr. plus weekly performance bonuses after promotion, living allowance when traveling, company truck and benefits. Must have strong leadership skills, good driving history, and be able to travel in Illinois and nearby States. Email resume to Recruiter6@osmose.com or apply online at www.OsmoseUtilities.com EOE M/F/D/V LARSEN COOPERATIVE, NEW London Wisconsin is seeking a qualified General Manager. This is a CHS Country Operations cooperative with multiple grain location's , full service agronomy, retail and bulk energy operation, feed manufacturing and retail stores with sales of $200 million with twelve locations. Grain, agronomy, energy, feed, retail as well as financial and personal management experience is preferred. Email: larry.fuller@chsinc.com or fax (888-653-5527) resume to: Larry Fuller, 5213 Shoal Drive, Bismarck ND 58503.

HELP WANTED DRIVERS Tanker Drivers - Solo/Team: Up to $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Up to 63cpm plus additional for pump-offs, mileage bonuses! 1-year OTR required. Call 888.799.4873 www.drive4oakley.com

Flatbed Drivers Starting Mileage Pay up to .41 cpm. Health Ins., 401K, $59 daily Per Diem pay. Home Weekends. 800-648-9915 or www.boydandsons.com

Drivers - CDL-A DRIVERS NEEDED! TOTAL Respect TOTAL Sucess Start up to 38¢ / mile OTR & Regional Runs. CDL Grads Welcome. 700+ Trucks & Growing! 888-9286011 www.Drive4Total.com AVERITT EXPRESS New Pay Increase For Regional Drivers! 40 to 46 CPM + Fuel Bonus! Also, Post-Training Pay Increase for Students! (Depending on Domicile) Get Home EVERY Week + Excellent Benefits. CDL-A req. 888-362-8608 Apply @ AverittCareers.com Equal Opportunity Employer Females, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Local & OTR Company, Class A CDL, Health Insurance, Dental/vision, Pd Vacation & Company matched 401K. Safety/Performance Incentives. Call Monson and Sons @ 1-800-463-4097 ext 109 or ext 110. EOE Milan Express OTR CDL Class A Drivers, Home Weekly. Annual Increases & Bonuses. No Hazmat, Vacation/Paid Holidays. Great Benefits www.DRIVEMILAN.com 800-552-2591 x3133 or 3187.

HOMES FOR SALE

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Personal Property Auction of The Late Marie Woelfel & Others Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture & Household

CITY OF FREEPORT FIRE DEPARTMENT

When: Sat. May 17th, 2014 @ 10:00AM Location: In the quaint river town of Hardin, IL, 102 Main Street, Hardin, IL 62047 across from the Post Office by the river. (watch for signs) This is a Lg Sale. Furniture & Household: Mission Style Rocking Chair, Ornate Rocking Chair, Mission Style Desk, Refrigerator, Chest Type Freezer, Metal Table w/6chairs, Microwave, Window Air Conditioner w/ remote, Twin Bed, Oak Dresser w/mirror, Chest of Drawers, Couch & Chair, Old Pictures, Oak Mirror, Dishes, Pots & Pans, Other Items, Old Christmas Items, Collectibles: Oak Serpentine Dresser, Oak Wash Stand, Camel Back Trunk, Old Chairs, Stoneware: 30 gal WH w/lid, #2 Whisky Jug, #8 S&P, WH Grape Pattern Brown Pitcher, 2 Show Curtain Blue Bowls, Oil Lamps, 2 pc. Depression Glass, Jadeite, USA Raggedy Ann Cookie Jar, McCoy Vases, Kitchen & Mantel Clocks, Gr. Glass Dome Anniversary Clock, Sq. Glass Clock (Le Coultre), Pocket Watches: “1898” James Sherry, Burlington Special, Pocket Knives, 2 IndianArtifacts: A Scrape & a Arrow Head, Boxes of Old Material, 3 Handmade Quilts, 2 Unfinished Quilt Tops, Sentinel Tube Radio, Community Silverware, 12m/l Alton Glass Works 5 gal jars (Owls, Milk Cans, & Pigs) some in Original Boxes & Milk Bottles, Old Buttons, Salt & Pepper Shakers, Costume Jewelry, Set of China, 12 Place Settings of Iron Stone, Paper WWII Military Certificates & Foreign Paper Money, Old Games, Kraut Kutter, Refrigerator Jars, Granite Splatter ware Pans, “Howdy Doody” Jell Jars, Old Hickory knives, Old Wooden Boxes, Metal Daisy Butter Churn, Milk Glass Spice Jars, 28oz. 7-UP Bottle, Metal Wash Boiler, Old Apple Crates, Old Hardin JD & Cider Ad. Note Books & Other Ad. pcs., Bulk Oil Can US Standard, Tin Oil Cans, Tobacco Tins, Marbles Other Items: 30pcs. Of Dogwood Pottery by Lois Woelfel, Blue Jars, Cross Cut & Buck Saw, Chicken Feeder & Water, Wood Folding Lawn Chairs, Home Lite Chain Saw, Adlke Canadian RR Lantern, Barn Lanterns, Gibson 5hp Snow Blower, Yard Tools Others Will Sell: Tables w/4 chairs, Roll Top Desk, 2-3pcs Queen Bedroom Sets, 3pcs. Full Bedroom Set, Love Seat & Chair, Occassional Tables, Couch & 2 Chairs, Shelves, Book Cases, Chest Freezer, Washer & Gas Dryer, Glider Chair, Wooden Chairs, Bar Stools, Refrigerator, Pitcher & Bowl w/Stand, Floor Length Mirror, Wooden Lawn Chairs, Table w/4 Benches, Old Trunks Collectibles: 3 Hand Crank Tobacco Grinders, Smoking Pipes, Stands, & Tins, Red Lens RR Lanterns, Ice Tongs, Single Trees, Corn Jobbers, Hay Saw, Horse Collars, Buggy Shafts, Melting Dippers, Buck Saws, Lanterns, Shucking Pegs, Cow Bells, Pulleys, Horse Bits, Bottle Capper, Steam Engine Water Can, Sausage Stuffer, 2 Theater Chairs, Sad Irons, Pots, Pans, Dishes, Lawn Furniture, Lamps, Whiskey Barrel, Horse Shoes, Yard tools, Snapper Riding Mower, Other Items Too Numerous To Mention Auctioneer’s note: Don’t Miss this one!

Fire applications and information packets will be distributed May 1, 2014 - June 20, 2014

Firefighter Testing The Freeport Board of Fire and Police Commission is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter

Orientation and written exam held July 12, 2014. Note: Valid CPAT card issued after 9/23/13 required for oral interview and licensed EMT- B, I or P by State of Illinois and/or National Registry at time of hire.Fire applications may be picked up in person at Central Fire Station, 1650 S. Walnut Avenue, Freeport, IL. 61032

On-line applications and information packets available at www.cityoffreeport.org The City of Freeport is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment based on race, religion, sex, age, national origin, color, ancestry, marital status, or mental or physical handicaps.

Questions may be directed to Janet Weber 815-235-8222. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 7TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS RESIDENTIAL JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association PLAINTIFF Vs.

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Emma A. Brannan a/k/a Emma Arlene Brannan; et. al. DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 2/22/2013, the Sheriff of Jersey County, Illinois will on 6/11/14 at the hour of 8:15AM at Jersey County Courthouse, 201 West Pearl Jerseyville, IL 62052, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Jersey and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

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

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

PIN 04-837-001-00 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 401 Pleasant Street Jerseyville, IL 62052 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.

“THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE” W12-0347 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 7TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS Bank of America, N.A., Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP; Plaintiff, VS.

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

tioned, situated in the County of Jersey, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy such judgment to wit:

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Robert Mcguire; Robert S. McGuire; April McGuire; Defendants. NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE

C/K/A: 508 Hiview Drive, Jerseyville, IL 62052 PIN:

04-612-004-00

The person to contact regarding information regarding this property is: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any questions regarding this sale should refer to file number W120347. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: SFH. The Property is not open for inspection prior to sale. The real estate, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and tenements, hereditament and appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold under such terms.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the said court occurred in the above entitled cause, Sheriff Mark Kallal, Sheriff of Jersey, Illinois, will on June 4, 2014, at the hour of 09:00 AM at Jersey County Courthouse, 201 West Pearl Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate in the said judgment men-

The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 W12-0347 pleadings.il@wirbickilaw.com I603376 5.7.14, 5.14, 5.21

P I K E C O U N T Y, I L

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11TH AT 10:00 A.M. SALE TO BE HELD AT THE HULL, IL LIONS CLUB

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LAND IS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 1 ½ MILES SOUTH OF HULL, IL IN SECTION 34 OF KINDERHOOK TOWNSHIP.

HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE PIKE COUNTY, IL FARMLAND!

For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-02807. I606203 5.7.14, 5.14, 5.21

PERSONAL PROPERTY PUBLIC AUCTION Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10 a.m.

LOCATION: 1485 Hwy. 54, Vandalia, Mo. 63382 DIRECTIONS: From the east edge of Vandalia, Mo., take Hwy. 54 east 1 mi. to auction.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 7TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY - JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS RESIDENTIAL Bank of America, N.A. PLAINTIFF Vs. 13 CH 00017 Kelly L. Blumstein; et. al. DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 7/24/2013, the Sheriff of Jersey County, Illinois will on 6/11/14 at the hour of 8:15AM at Jersey County Courthouse, 201 West Pearl Jerseyville, IL 62052, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Jersey and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 07-335-002-00 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 803 Randall Drive Brighton, IL 62012 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.

the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-05373. I606202 5.7.14, 5.14, 5.21

If the property is a condominium and

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Campbell Publications IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY, ILLINOIS FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB Plaintiff, -v.- 13 CH 43 STACY GRAHAM, et al Defendant NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 6, 2013, the Sheriff of Jersey County will at 9:00 AM on June 4, 2014, at the Jerseyville County Courthouse, 201 WEST PEARL STREET, (South Door), JERSEYVILLE, IL, 62052, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 303 E. CARPENTER STREET, Jerseyville, IL 62052 Property Index No. 04-650-006-40 & 04-650-006-50 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $73,272.88. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; the balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twentyfour (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CALHOUN, COUNTY - HARDIN, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS

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JEFF SHERWIN; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS RR 1 BOX 33 BATCHTOWN, IL 62006 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 February 26, 2013, CALHOUN COUNTY SHERIFF in CALHOUN County, Illinois, will on June 11, 2014, in CALHOUN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, HARDIN, IL 62047, at 1:00PM, 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. 07-12-18-200-003 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: RR 1 BOX 33 BATCHTOWN, IL 62006 Description of Improvements: 1 STORY HOME WITH DETACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $125,078.11. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PIKE COUNTYPITTSFIELD, ILLINOIS FREEDOM MORTGAGE TION PLAINTIFF VS

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BRUCE H JONES A/K/A BRUCE JONES; URSULA J JONES A/K/A URSULA JONES; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 3 ORCHARD DRIVE BARRY, IL 62312 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 January 17, 2014, PIKE COUNTY SHERIFF in PIKE County, Illinois, will on June 6, 2014, in the first floor lobby OF THE PIKE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, Pittsfield, IL, at 9:00AM, 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 PIKE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 46-101-13 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 3 ORCHARD DRIVE BARRY, IL 62312 Description of Improvements: ONE STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $183,697.45. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; bal-

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offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. , 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C13-85132. I605209 5.7.14, 5.14, 5.21

25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1207804 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I603972 4.30.14, 5.7, 5.14

ance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1314386 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I603175 4.23.14, 4.30, 5.7

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 7TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS TheBank of Edwardsville PLAINTIFF IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 7TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS South Central Illinois Mortgage, LLC PLAINTIFF Vs.

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Barbara R. Auston; et. al. DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 2/19/2014, the Sheriff of Jersey County, Illinois will on 6/11/14 at the hour of 8:15AM at Jersey County Courthouse, 201 West Pearl Jerseyville, IL 62052, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Jersey and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4).

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If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 3/26/2014, the Sheriff of Jersey County, Illinois will on 6/11/14 at the hour of 8:15AM at Jersey County Courthouse, 201 West Pearl Jerseyville, IL 62052, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Jersey and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises.

PIN 04-142-003-00 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1355 Bittersweet Place a/k/a 23522 Bittersweet Place Jerseyville, IL 62052 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.

The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-21704. I603794 4.30.14, 5.7, 5.14

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT GREENE COUNTY, CARROLLTON, ILLINOIS First Bank d/b/a First Bank Mortgage PLAINTIFF Vs.

If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4).

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Steven Scott Durham, Co Executor; et. al. DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 1/10/2014, the Sheriff of Greene County, Illinois will on 6/4/14 at the hour of 9:30AM at Greene County Courthouse, 519 North Main Street Carrollton, IL 62984, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Greene and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

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

PIN 08-22-18-203-003 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 321 E. North Street Roodhouse, IL 62082 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.

The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-17700. I603787

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Jena L. Spencer; et. al. DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

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

PIN 07-120-027-00 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 34127 Teakwood Place Brighton, IL 62012 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.

The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-29492. 4.30.14, 5.7, 5.14

NOTICE OF SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF PIKEPITTSFIELD, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs.

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JOSH P. HARRISON, Defendant. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 901 LAWRENCE ST. BARRY, IL 62312 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered on February 7, 2014 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Permanent Index Number: 46-08303 Commonly known as: 901 Lawrence St., Barry, IL 62312 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on June 6, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., at the Pike County Courthouse, Pittsfield, Illinois.

inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information contact Plaintiff’s Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchaser who acquires title from a mortgagee shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g)(l).

The judgment amount is $62,326.83. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale.

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If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 ( c ) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers, & Mihlar, LLC 4.23.14, 4.30, 5.7

The property will NOT be open for

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Bill McCartney, economic development at the city of Pittsfield, left; Nevin Grigsby, executive vice president at Farmers State Bank; Debbie Lambeth, Pike County animal warden; Pittsfield Mayor John Hayden; and Murray Martin, senior vice president at Farmers State Bank attended the check presentation Monday, May 5 for the city of Pittsfield

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Employment Opportunity Join our growing team at a community focused bank. Our mission is to provide customers unsurpassed service, and to provide an outstanding environment for our employees to succeed personally and professionally. Applications for PART-TIME are now available at our Hull, Pittsfield, Winchester, White Hall and Jerseyville locations: Contact us: hr@farmersstate.com 108 East Adams, Pittsfield IL 63363 217-285-5585

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Shelly Coleman, animal shelter employee, holding Sierra, left; Joe Dierker, senior trust officer at Farmers State Bank; Murray Martin, senior vice president at Farmers State Bank; Debbie Lambeth, Pike County animal warden, holding Runner; and Nevin Grigsby, executive vice president at Farmers State Bank attended the check presentation held May 5 for the Pike County Animal Control. Both Sierra and Runner are available for adoption to a good home through the Pike County Animal Shelter.

Farmers State Bank donates $80,00 to city of Pittsfield and Pike County Animal Control Farmers State Bank, trustee of the Gray Trust, gifted $80,000 from the trust to the City of Pittsfield and Pike County Animal Control May 5. A gift of $50,000 was given to the City of Pittsfield, owner of the Pike County animal shelter building, for immediate capital improvements. A total of $30,000 was distributed to the Pike County Animal Control to assist with the spay and neuter program and other animal welfare needs.   According to Nevin Grigsby, Executive Vice President of Farmers State Bank, the bank, serving as trustee, is pleased to be able to help promote the care and humanity of animals in Pike County, while following the wishes of the late Richard Gray, grantor of the trust. “The various projects decided upon will be left to each recipient’s discretion, subject to abiding by the terms of the trust,” Grigsby further explained. The City of Pittsfield will use the Gray Trust donation to make immediate improvements and help upgrade the animal shelter facility. “Currently, we can only do so much with the funds we presently have,” Mayor John Hayden said. “Most of the money we have now is used for operating expenses. This money will help us make major improvements to the shelter and utilize local contractors for the job.” “This gift will help us in so many ways,” Debbie Lambeth, Pike County Animal Warden, said. “We need insulation, fences, dog houses and so much more.”   As for the Pike County Animal Control, Lambeth says the Gray Trust donation will enable the shelter to better treat animals by assisting in the purchase of much-needed medicine and dog food. “This money means so much to us,” Lambeth said. “We have used it in the past for the spay and neuter program and have seen a tremendous decrease in

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the litters of pups and kittens, not to mention people are more willing to adopt if an animal has been spayed or neutered. We are just so appreciative of the Gray Trust.”   The Richard L Gray Perpetual Charitable Trust is a trust created to provide funds to any one or more exempt organizations that engage in the prevention of cruelty to animals or which promote the welfare of animals. To receive information about the Richard L Gray Perpetual Charitable Trust, e-mail trustdept@ farmersstate.com.

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245 S. Main St. Nebo - 3 bed, 1 bath bungalow. 104 Randall Drive- 3 bed, 2 bath, large garage. Great location. 201 West Quincy Pleasant Hill - 1 1/2 story, 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, covered porch/gazebo. Very well kept house PRICE REDUCED: W. Temperance Street OLD S203 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, ING D N E P 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.

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

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

THE FOLLOWING ARE ALL LOCATED IN PLEASANT HILL

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320 W. Washington St., Pittsfield, Illinois 62363 •www.midwestlandsales.com • Ph: 217-285-6000 PIKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS New Listing: 123 Acres Derry Township 80 Acres Tillable Call Scott New Listing: 360 Acres With Cabin Located In Southern Pike County Excellent Hunting!! Call Scott New Listing: 62 Acres Located in Western Pike County, 2 acre stocked pond, great area! $4,400/ acre Call Scott 80 Acres Excellent Tillable and Timber Call David 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 ADAMS COUNTY, ILLINOIS PRICE REDUCED: 27 Acres Great hunting property, Creek, Timber, Pond, Comes with 5 year hunting lease on adjoining 13 acres $88,830 Call Scott PRICE REDUCED: 58 Acres Great investment property! Well balanced property with 25 tillable acres! $3,690/acre Call Scott CALHOUN COUNTY, ILLINOIS New Listing: 88 Acres Great Calhoun County recreational property! $3,200/acre Call Scott 550 Acres Unbelievable recreational property! Call Scott New Listing: 225 Acres Great Timber Piece $2,718/acre Call Scott New Listing: 325 Acres Turnkey Duck Hunting Property $2,886/acre New Listing: 472 Acres Legendary Waterfowl Hunting Property With 3 Lodges & tons of extras Call Scott

64.5 Acres Located outside of Kampsville, Big timber farm $2,950/acre Call Scott JERSEY COUNTY, ILLINOIS: New Listing: 41.5 Acres Great hunting & building location, $175,890 Call Kyle MONTGOMERY COUNTY, ILLINOIS: New Listing: 54 Acres Secluded Property With 4 Acre Lake Call Kyle DEKALB COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 203 Acres 162 Acres in tillable Great investment property Call Keith KNOX COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 160 Acres Excellent combination farm with great hunting! Call Keith HENRY COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 872 Acres Hard to find large investment property Call Keith LINN COUNTY, MISSOURI: New Listing: 74 Acres Nice agricultural farm offering 6% return on investment 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

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• 202 E Quincy – 2 story home possible 4 bdrs • 206 E Quincy – 2 bdr bungalow • 208 E Quincy – Additional income from upstairs apartment • 304 W Bottom St. – 2 bdr bungalow • 302 W Thomas St – 2 bdr bungalow, large lot • 305 Commerce – 3 bdr ranch • Storage units • 501 S Carolina – Hand crafted wood interior • 113 E. Quincy St – Retail space with unfinished apartment in rear • 301 W. Quincy – 2 bdr., 1 bath • 300 Clay St. 3 bdr ranch, attached garage, $21,000 • 301 Clay St. – 3 bdr ranch, $17,000.

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

SOLD: 245.5 Acres With Home, Perfect mix of timber and fields, located in great area $3,395/ acre SOLD: 83 Acres With Home, 21 Acres Tillable, Balance Timber, Perfect Hunting Property! $3,750/ acre Call Scott SOLD: 75 Acres Great hunting property located in Northern Calhoun County $3,750/acre Call Scott SOLD: 71 Acres Prime bottom land tillable $10,800/acre MONTGOMERY COUNTY, ILLINOIS: SOLD: 41 Acres Awesome hunting property

ADAMS COUNTY, ILLINOIS: PENDING: 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

SCHUYLER COUNTY, ILLINOIS: SOLD: 71 Acres 20 Acres Tillable, balance in timber, Great hunting farm! $3,490/acre Call Scott

CALHOUN COUNTY, ILLINOIS: SOLD: 45.61 Acres Located in Northern Calhoun County, Solid Timber, Great Hunting Farm $3,950/ acre Call Scott Your LocaL TrusTed resource

Margret Butler Barb Goertz Elaine Smith Todd Smith

AUDRAIN COUNTY, MISSOURI: SOLD: 27 Acres, 100% Tillable, Offering 5% Return On Investment MONROE COUNTY, MISSOURI: SOLD: 50 Acres m/l Great hunting property with small cabin

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320 W. Washington Street Pittsfield, Illinois 62363

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ELAINE HOAGLIN (217) 491-1141

KEN RENOUD 285-4749

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ANGELA MOSS 285-2126

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LLOYD PHILLIPS (217) 335-2050

NEW LISTING-PLEASANT HILL-210 EAST QUINCY-Majestic two story family home that features; three + bedrooms, all have walk-in closets; two big baths; main floor utility room; impressive foyer; roomy den on main floor; upper floor sunroom; main floor pantry off the kitchen; living, dining, and family room; main floor library room; 30x20 garage; full basement; all electric; CA; tin roof; maintenance free vinyl siding; new 50 gal. water heater; has front, side and back porch; home also has beautiful hard wood floors; 13x8 storage shed and child’s play house; This home would make and excellent Bed and Breakfast investment. Motivated Seller!! Call KEN NEW LISTING-PITTSFIELD-699 SOUTH WALNUT-Ranch family home with four bedrooms, two bath, full finished basement, one car attached garage, CA, GFA, newer roof, remodeled bathrooms, new carpet/ flooring, newer appliances to convey, lots of storage situated on large lot. Great investment!! Call DAVID NEW LISTING-PITTSFIELD-690 SOUTH WALNUT-Excellent three/four bedroom, two bath, ranch family home, in super nice neighborhood. This home features; attached garage, GFA, new AC, new roof, maintenance free vinyl siding; new 40 gallon water heater; full partially finished basement, remodeled master bath. This is a MUST SEE!! Call DAVID BARRY-30548 290TH AVE-Impressive seven year old ranch modular family home that offers over 2600 sq. ft. of living space; home features; three bedrooms, two baths, spacious living room, entertaining dining room, relaxing family room and very modern kitchen; all electric, CA; maintenance free vinyl siding; leased 500 gal. LP gas tank; 50x30 pole bldg; 30x50 insulated shop area with a 10x20 office area; 30x30 detached two car garage, all situated on 13 acres m/l. Great Investment and Opportunity! Call KEN 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 PITTSFIELD-37379 185TH LANE-Excellent 5 bedroom, 4 bath, country 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 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 PITTSFIELD-648 SOUTH WALNUT ST.-Impressive three bedroom two bath, ranch family home; family room in basement, one car attached garage, GFA, CA. Call DAVID 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 PITTSFIELD-328 CROSSMAN LANE-Very nice two bedroom home with attached garage; this home has been completely remodeled , new paint, new hardwood floors, new kitchen cabinets, new bathroom. A must see!! Call ELLAINE 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. A MUST SEE!! Call ELAINE 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 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-818 EAST WASHINGTON ST.-REDUCED BY $10,000- Two story 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 18700 410th ST.-Ranch home, remodeled, DING great investment. PEN 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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LINN COUNTY, MISSOURI: SOLD: 40 Acres Great Investment Property with excellent hunting Call Keith for

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PENDING-PITTSFIELD-648 S. WALNUT SOLD!!PEARL-44709 SPRING CREEK ROAD PENDING-PITTSFIELD-521 W. JEFFERSON, In Cooperation with Pike County Real Estate PENDING-PITTSFIELD-18700 410TH ST.

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116 W. Washington • Pittsfield, Il 62363 • (217) 285-5800 www.pikecorealestate.com HOMES NEW LISTING-Pittsfield-619 E. Washington St.- Large, 2 story, 4BR, 2BA home in a wonderful location in town. Great family home!! Priced to sell! Motivated Seller!! $100’s. NEW LISTING-Griggsville-416 E. Chestnut-Nice 3BR 2BA home on 2 corner lots. Nice deck areas and partial fenced-in yard. $50’s. NEW LISTING-Barry-1155 Bainbridge-3BR 2BA home in immaculate condition with 1 car detached garage. Move-in ready! $50’s. NEW LISTING-Pleasant Hill-13306 St. Hwy. 96-Very clean 2BR ranch home with 1 car garage sitting on 2.3 acres with 2 outbuildings. Move-in ready! $80’s. NEW LISTING-Fowler-1460 Gilmoor Dr.-3BR 1BA home in quiet country sitting with fishing rights to private lake within minutes from Quincy. $120’s. NEW LISTING-Martinsburg-36840 180th Ave.-2BR 2BA home with 2 car detached garage sitting on 4 acres +/- with many updates. $60’s. PRICE REDUCED-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. $140’s. Barry-#2 Orchard Drive-Beautiful 3BR 2BA ranch home with attached 2 car garage in Barry’s newest subdivision. $150’s. Barry-1415 Mortimer St.-Quality 3BR 2BA home with 2 car attached garage and large 2 car detached garage with apartment sitting on 2.86 acres. $160’s. Baylis-350 Main St.-Nice 1-story home with 2bedrooms and 1 bath. $50’s. Griggsville-116 S. Pearl-Nice remodeled 3BR 2BA home on corner lot. Motivated seller! $60’s. Griggsville-315 E. Quincy St.-Very nice 2BR home with 2 car detached garage and machine shed on corner lot. $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. NEW PRICE-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. Hardin-HC 61 Box 16A-Amazing 3BR, 2BA rustic log home with large garage/workshop, machine shed and 90 acres of prime hunting land. Milton-550 N. Lester-3BR 2BA trailer with new metal roof and garage sitting on double lot. $30’s. PRICE REDUCED-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. Nebo-RR, Box 35A-Very nice home with full basement in a beautiful secluded location with nice pond. $190’s. New Canton-195 Mississippi-5BR 2BA home on corner lot with big yard located across from the park. $50’s. New Canton-425 Mississippi St.-Excellent 3BR home. All appliances convey. Many good updates. $50’s. New Canton-125 S. Quincy-3BR two story home with newer roof and siding. Priced to sell! $60’s. New Canton-23958 260th St.-Beautiful 3BR, 3BA brick ranch home with full basement. 40 acres of hunting with another small home & workshop also included! $300’s. New Hartford-21672 US Hwy. 54-3BR 2BA manufactured home with 30 x 40 garage/workshop with all utilities. Many potential uses!! $70’s. Pearl-405 West Street-Nice 2BR modular home with garden shed, outbuilding and fully furnished. $40’s. Perry-301 W. Main St.-2BR 1BA home on 1½ lots. Good starter or rental property. Priced right! Owner wants an offer! $20’s. Pittsfield-1 Christine Ct.-Newer sprawling 4BR ranch home near golf course. Too many amenities to mention! A must see!! $200’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. PRICE REDUCED-Pittsfield-1033 Sunset-Immaculate newly updated 3BR brick home with 1 car attached garage. Move-in ready! $130’s. PRICE REDUCED-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. $80’s. Pittsfield-345 South Illinois St.-3BR 1BA home in nice location. $70’s. Pittsfield-320 W. Jefferson-3BR 2BA home with large pantry and nice fenced in yard. $60’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-703 N. Jackson-3BR home with new roof and some updates. Call office for more details. $50’s. PRICE REDUCED-Pittsfield-316 Spring St.-Nice 3BR 1BA ranch style home; would make great starter home or rental property. $40’s. Pittsfield-637 N. Jackson-Large 1½ story home, very spacious. Needs some TLC. $40’s. Pittsfield-451 W. Adams St.-Spacious 1BR home with nice fenced in yard. Great starter home or rental property. $40’s. Pittsfield-525 N. Memorial-Large older home, partially updated, needs

some work. Great rental! $30’s. Pleasant Hill-302 E. Mosier-Affordable 3BR 2BA ranch style home in a nice location. Some finishing required. $70’s. Pleasant Hill-15005 383rd St.-Beautiful 20 year old 3BR 2BA brick ranch home with 2,100 sq. ft. sitting on 4.5 acres. $170’s. PRICE REDUCED-Pleasant Hill-112 Lyndel St.-Fantastic 3BR, 3BA home with in-ground pool & guest house sitting on 6 lots in the best location in town. $170’s. Winchester-834 Old Highway Road-Beautiful 5BR 3.5BA brick home sitting on 3.1 acres with large wooded lot. $800’s.

COMMERCIAL & LOTS NEW LISTING-Barry-Good building site on a 1.88 acre tract of land located on Old Hwy 36 North of Barry Illinois. Includes a 20X 40 shed that has been sided and painted. Give us a call to take look!! NEW LISTING-New Canton-110 N. Main-81 x 40 building in New Canton currently occupied by Darci’s Restaurant, includes small adjacent lot to the West. NEW LISTING-Pittsfield-25340 390th St.-20 x 30 building with city water, septic, electric, and propane tank sitting on 3.7 acres. Zoned commercial. NEW LISTING-Barry-1 acre +/- building site located between Barry and New Canton. Utilities are available. Barry-1400 Rodgers St.-Nice shop with geo-thermal in great location. PRICE REDUCED-Griggsville-706 N. Chandler-2 vacant building lots in good location with all utilities available on one lot. PRICE REDUCED-Pittsfield-S. Memorial St.-Nice 60’ x 232’ building lot on the South side of town. Pittsfield-Lot 7 Panther Creek Subdivision-Great building location in one of Pittsfield’s newest & best subdivisions. Lot size is 0.81 acres. Pittsfield-9 E. Industrial Drive-2,800 sq. ft. handicap accessible building on 3.75 acres located in the Pittsfield Industrial Park. Call our office for more details! Pittsfield-205 N. Madison-Formerly “The Brick on Madison.” Turn-key restaurant/lounge with nice upstairs apartment. Pittsfield-Bowlers Universe-Business opportunity – consisting of bowling alley, snack bar, lounge and new gaming machines. Call our office for more details!

HUNTING LAND & FARMS NEW LISTING-Pike County 73 acres +/- Pearl TWP. Big timber hunting farm with 2BR home and outbuildings. NEW LISTING-Pike County 92 acres +/- Hadley TWP. Big timber hunting farm loaded with deer and turkeys, 10 acres tillable and nice creek running through it. Adams County 159 acres +/- Richfield TWP. Well managed hunting farm with approx. 65 acres tillable and the balance in big timber, bedding thickets and small creek.

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. PRICE REDUCED-Pike County 661 acres +/- Spring Creek TWP. Breathtaking recreational farm with incredible Tennessee log home. Big timber, big deer, big opportunity!! Pike County 534 acres +/- Pleasant Vale TWP. Large recreational farm with fantastic log home and incredible hunting with income. Pike County 303 acres +/- Spring Creek TWP. Fantastic recreational farm with 2 lakes, big timber, & 164 acres tillable! Pike County 219 acres +/- Ross TWP. Incredible Deer & Waterfowl hunting property in Mississippi River Bottoms!! Pike County 170 acres +/- Martinsburg TWP. Awesome hunting farm with cabin, lake and 50 acres tillable. Pike County 167 acres +/-Martinsburg and Pleasant Hill TWP. Big timber hunting farm with good CRP income and nice lake. PRICE REDUCED-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 +/- Pleasant Vale TWP-Awesome hunting farm including 3BR, 3BA brick home, smaller home & workshop. Great secluded, quiet setting! PRICE REDUCED-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. PRICE REDUCED-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.

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

PENDINGS AND SOLDS SALE PENDING-Barry-12 Apple Lane-3BR 2.5BA two story home in immaculate condition. SALEPENDING-NEW LISTING-Pittsfield-708 W. Jefferson-Beautiful small 2BR home, completely remodeled. Move-in condition! $50’s. SALE PENDING-Pittsfield-332 Walnut-Beautifully decorated 2BR home with nice built-in’s in South location. Move-in ready! $70’s. SALE PENDING-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. SALE PENDING-Pleasant Hill-15766 383rd St.-Beautiful 3BR ranch home sitting on 8 acres +/- in the Pleasant Hill School District. $200’s. SALE PENDING-PRICE REDUCED-Pittsfield-521 W. JeffersonNice 4BR 2BA family home with 2 car detached garage and maintenance

free exterior. $70’s. SALE PENDING-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. SALE PENDING-NEW LISTING-Griggsville-411 N. Corey- Super nice 4BR bi-level with lots of updates sitting on nice corner lots. $90’s. SALE PENDING-Kinderhook-28631 230th St.-Nice farm house sitting on 10 acres in a quiet rural location. SALE PENDING-PRICE REDUCED-Perry-101½ E. North St.-3BR 1BA ranch home. $40’s. SALE PENDING-PRICE REDUCED-Mozier-Hwy. 96-Large brick home on 30 acres, all timber & brush with river frontage. $100’s. SOLD-Pittsfield-723 Prospect-3BR home with screened-in porch and

many updates on nice corner lot. Move-in ready! $100’s. SOLD-Pittsfield-405 N. Mississippi St.-Very well kept 2BR home with 1 car detached garage. $40’s. SOLD-NEW LISTING-Pittsfield/El Dara-31207 County Highway 13-Awesome 3BR home on 15 acres +/- with some tillable and some hunting and a 40 x 30 garage/workshop. SOLD-Kampsville-218 New St.-3BR home with large detached garage. In cooperation with Property Professionals. SALE PENDING-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. SALE PENDING- Brown County 144.73 acres +/- Buckhorn TWP. Excellent big timber hunting property with some income. In cooperation

with Land Guys. SALE PENDING-Pike County 25 acres +/- Griggsville TWP. Good industrial/commercial property. Formerly the Pellet Mill. SOLD-Pike County 323 acres +/- Atlas TWP. Excellent hunting property with tillable income and 2BR home with outbuildings. SOLD-Pike County 40 acres +/- Pleasant Hill TWP. Awesome hunting farm with big timber and high deer density. SOLD-Pike County 14.43 acres +/- Newburg TWP. Great hunting property with 324 sq. ft. turnkey solar powered cabin with deck. Call the office today to see this property!


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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. NEW LISTING - PITTSFIELD - 340 S. Mason St. - Beautiful ranch style home, 5 room, 2 bedroom, full part finished basement, remodeled and redecorated, screened in porch and large deck, 2 car att. garage, new metal roof and MORE. Priced $112,000. CALL COURTNEY. NEW LISTING - 367 E. Morrison St. Pittsfield - 40 year old ranch style, 1300 sq. ft. 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, full basement. Redecorated and remodeled inside and out. Lifetime metal roof, vinyl siding, new flooring, central heat and A/C, 1 car garage. Close to schools. CALL ROGER 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. SOLD 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 $48,500. PENDING 517 N. Memorial St. Pittsfield - 1 story frame home, 2 Br. 1 bath, nice kitchen with appliances, fenced back yard. 945 sq. ft. CALL TERRY RUSH. PRICED $39,900. $34,500 NEW LISTING - 721 W. Fayette St. - Pittsfield - 1 story frame home, 4 rooms, 1 BR, 1 Bath, new interior, paint and carpet, gas furnace and C/A. Immediate possession. Priced $28,500. CALL COURTNEY (Agent Interest)

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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

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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 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. $75,000 CALL ROGER 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.

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

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DETROIT - Just redecorated, 1 story frame home, 1300 sq. ft., 6 RM, 3 BR. 1 bath, new carpet, nice kitchen, det. 2 car garage. IMMEDIATE POSSESSION $59,500 CALL COURTNEY NEW LISTING - MILTON - 219 Tucker St. - 35 yr old ranch style home, 1020 sq. ft. 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, vinyl siding, covered patio, detached garage. PRICED $55,000. CALL TAMI

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Rockport - 1 1/2 story frame home, 1600 sq. ft., 9 rooms, 4 BR. 2 baths, full basement. IMMEDIATE POSSESSION. Priced at $35,000. CALL COURTNEY

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Pittsfield - Building Lot On E. Adams - Approx. 155'x160'. Priced to sell. $15,000. CALL COURTNEY SOLD NEW LISTING - 3 lots for sale in Sunny Brooke Sub-division, Pittsfield. CALL COURTNEY

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Specializing in Selling hunting & farm land 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, many funnels 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, IL - 80 ac m/l. 27 acs tillable, big hardwood trees, deep thick draws, food plot locations, cabin site, electric available, big 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, high deer numbers and turkey - $419,900 - Contact Kirk Gilbert Adams, IL - 138 ac m/l. 5 year big buck management program, food plots, stand locations, tower blinds, road system, 12 acs tillable, big bucks - Contact Kirk Gilbert Adams, IL - 336 acres, 50+ tillable, timber value, high end management, tower blinds, pond and creek, 20 minutes east of Quincy $1,226,400 Brown County - 135 acres, 44 tillable, 91 timber, harvestable trees, hard surface road, Electric on property, Great Hunting, $512,325. Contact Kirk Gilbert. Brown County - 338 acres, 90 tillable, 248 timber, over 2,000 harvestable trees, hard surface road, Electric on property, Near Ripley, $1,282,7100. Contact Kirk Gilbert. Calhoun- 45 acres m/l 30 acres in timber, 10 acres in thick overgrown fields, 5 acres tillable, borders large timbered tract, Secluded with deeded easement. $135,000. Calhoun, IL - 50 ac m/l. with home. 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car gar, Geo-thermal heating & cooling, Timber ridges, valleys, overgrown fields, Food plot areas- $419,900 Home and 5 acres $299,900. - Contact Kirk Gilbert Calhoun, IL - 68 ac m/l. 68 acres m/l - 3 acres food plots with balance in timber and brush, creek, trail system, electrice and water Contact Kirk Gilbert Calhoun, IL - 92 ac m/l. 28 acs tillable, 64 acs big timber ravines and ridges, numerous funnels, pinch points, food plot locations, big bucks and turkey - $330,740 - Contact Kirk Gilbert Calhoun, IL - 159 ac m/l with cabin. 10 acs tillable, 149 acs timber, 3 ponds, tower blinds, fruit trees, private access, trail system, big bucks and turkey- $477,000 - Contact Kirk Gilbert

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Pike County, IL - 1 ac m/l with home. Quality construction , city water and septic, big loft, 16’ ceilings, lots of storage space - PRICE REDUCED $79,500 - Contact Kirk Gilbert Pike County- 4.2 acres m/l with Gorgeous two story home just 4 miles south of Pittsfield. 4 Bed/3.5 Bath, 3864 sqft, Geo Heat/Cool, 3 car garage, built in 2005. $239,900 Pike County, IL - 8 ac m/l with home. City water and natural gas, mile from Illinois river, white oak and walnut trees, deer and turkey $52,900 - Contact Kirk Gilbert Pike County, IL - 46.5 ac m/l with home. timber, tillable fields, established food plot, creek, pond, b 38 ac timber - PRICE REDUCED $249,500 - Contact Kirk Gilbert Pike County- 80 acres, 50 tillable, 30 in timber, optional neighboring lease of 240 acres, Great income with some Great hunting. Pike County, IL - 151 ac m/l with home. “Dutch Creek” area, 126 acs timber, 25 acs tillable, pond, food plots, turn key, big bucks and turkey - $825,000 - Contact Kirk Gilbert Pike County, IL - 165 ac m/l. Dead end road access, trail system, pond, creek bottoms, funnels, timber, food plot locations, big buck hunting, -Contact Kirk Gilbert 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 - Barry Township - 80 ac - 21 acres tillable, great hunting farm, secluded access, adjoining 25 acre lease - Contact Jeff Evans Pike County 88 m/l with 3 bed, 1 bath home, basement/gameroom. 10 acs tillable, 19 crp, 59 timber, total yearly income of $4,597.00 Asking $325,000 Pike County, IL - Fairmount Township, 242 ac m/l with 2 homes, 1 partially finished custom home and 1 manufactured home, 71 acres CRP, awesome hunting, call for more details Contact Jeff Evans Pike County, IL - 168 acres Illinois River frontage, WRP enrolled, thick habitat, established food plots, high end management area, deer and duck hunting, can be split - $399,840

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Hannibal Regional Hospital recognized

Hannibal Regional Hospital today announced that is has achieved the Healthgrades 2014 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. Hannibal Regional Hospital was identified as providing outstanding performance in the delivery of positive experiences for patients during their hospital stay, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. To be eligible for the Healthgrades 2014 Outstanding Patient Experience Award, Healthgrades evaluated 3,582 hospitals that submitted patient surveys to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), covering admissions from March 2012 – April 2013.  Of these hospitals, 3,000 hospitals met additional clinical quality requirements to be considered for this Healthgrades distinction. The top 15 percent of this group or 447 hospitals achieved the award.   Hannibal Regional Hospital ranks in the top 10% in the nation. “Our team members believe that providing personalized service is an integral part of the patient experience at Hannibal Regional,” states Lynn Olson, President and CEO of Hannibal Regional Hospital.  “It is their dedication and commitment that made this award possible.” Healthgrades evaluated Hannibal Regional Hospital’s performance as assessed by the hospital’s patients across 27 different questions that roll up to ten distinct measures.  Ranging from cleanliness and noise levels in a patient room to factors such as pain management and responsiveness to patient’s needs, the measures also include whether a patient would recommend this hospital to friends or family.

“As consumers are becoming more active participants in their healthcare, measured performance surrounding the patient experience at a hospital is an increasingly important consideration for patients in choosing where to receive their care,” said Evan Marks, EVP Informatics and Strategy. “Consumers can rest assured that those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades 2014 Patient Experience Award demonstrate a commitment to exceptional focus on the needs of the patient during their stay at the hospital.” For more information about Healthgrades, to download a full copy of the report or to get information about hospital and physician quality, visit: www. Healthgrades.com today. Hannibal Regional Hospital is a 91 – bed acute care hospital providing community healthcare to more than 125,000 residents in the tri-state area.  As a notfor-profit community owned and locally governed hospital, Hannibal Regional Hospital continues to focus its efforts on meeting the health and wellness needs of those currently being served as well as those of future generation.  Hannibal Regional Hospital has been recognized by the Healthgrades organization as a 2013 and 2014 Outstanding Patient Experience Award recipient – ranking HRH among the top 15% in the nation.  In addition to the Outstanding Patient Experience Award, HRH has also earned several orthopedic services-related accolades from Healthgrades including being one of “America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery” in 2012 and being ranked as one of the top 10 hospitals in Missouri for overall orthopedic services for both 2012 and 2013.

DAR holds state conference The 118th Illinois State Conference is held annually to recognize those DAR members, who have strived to meet the goals set forth for the past year. Awards and Certificates in recognition for goals accomplished were awarded. Nominations for State Officers for the coming year were heard and voted on. The State Officers, State Chairmen and Committees plan to attend the many workshops to educate and excite the members on how to meet objectives and expand their interest in the many programs offered by DAR: Patriotism, Education, Conservation, Preservation, Literacy, Genealogical records to name only a few. Under the leadership of Illinois State Regent Pamela Borg, the Conference had all Illinois State Regents, Chapter Regents, and District Directors in attendance. The State Regents from Colorado, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Mexico were present. Representatives of the President General Office; Vice-President, Mary Ann W. Middleton, and Honorary Vice-President, Georganne S. Marty were also in attendance. Each of the 105 Illinois Chapter Regents, Vice Regents and Chairmen presented their annual reports, each using State Regent Bork’s theme, “Ties that Bind our Past to our Future” in their presentations Friday, after dinner, The National Defense Evening started with a concert performed by the 144th Illinois Army National Guard Band. The Band played songs of all branches of the military. When the song was played, the members who had a family member in that branch of the military would stand. The audience participation was heart warming as they sang songs and applauded showing their appreciation for the sacrifices made by the members of the military, their relatives, and families. A special guest, Brigadier General Wilma Vaught (USAF Ret.) pre-

sented American Military Women “A Legacy of Courage, Character, and Commitment.” Brigadier General Wilma Vaught was born March 15, 1930. She joined the Air Force and was deployed with an Air Force Bomber unit. She holds the honor of being the first woman to reach the rank of Brigadier General from the Comptroller field. She received her M.B.A. from University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 1968. In August 1972, she became the first female Air Force officer to attend the Industrial College of the Army Forces at Fort Lesley J. Mc Nair. Her presentation chronicled the discrimination against women during the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, as nurses were not allowed to assist doctors, because they were women. Also, this is documented in the Lincoln Museum in Springfield Illinois. Discrimination of women has existed to present day. Brigadier General Vaught has been a champion of women’s rights in the Military. She has been instrumental in many of the changes affecting our women in uniform today. If you would be interested in reading more about Brigadier General Vaught many accomplishments, please search her name online. Sunday, “Remembering those who have Departed.” Music was provided by DAR Chorus, as members stood as the names of their departed chapter members were read. The wearing of gloves was requested. The wearing of hats were optional. Brunch was followed by a Memorial/Worship Service and Achievements Awards were presented. The membership sang “Blest Be the Ties That Bind”. The Nancy Ross Chapter sent seven members to the 188th Illinois State conference; Julie Kremer, Kathy Zimmerman, Alice Cripe, Becky Leech, Shari Zenner, and Rita Andress.

Pittsfield Jellystone Park Camp-Resort Wins Facility of the Year award The Festa family, owners of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Pine Lakes in Pittsfield, has been recognized with the Facility of the Year Award by the Jellystone Park franchise system. The award is given to the CampResort that has added new amenities and facilities while also showing sustained improvements on current amenities. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ CampResort group in Cincinnati, OH. Nestled in the gently rolling hills of Pike County in West Central Illinois, Jellystone Park at Pine Lakes offers full hook-up RV sites with free WiFi and cable, tent sites, lakefront and creekside rustic camping cabins, full service cottages, and this season the park is adding new lakeside Park Model cabins that sleep 8 people with a loft, fully stocked kitchen, enclosed screed porch, full size bathroom, A/C, heat, and cable TV. The park’s 40-acre lake features a large sandy beach and is perfect for swimming, fishing or just sitting in the sun; scenic hiking and walking trails circle it. New for 2014 is an inflatable water playground for more fun in the water.  In 2013, the Festas added a new swimming pool and snack bar; the poolside Yogi Bear’s Cartoon

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Café features an arcade, activities and themed family fun. A Jumping Pillow also arrived at Pine Lakes last season, providing hours of bouncing fun for kids and adults; volleyball, tether ball, basketball, playgrounds and gemstone panning are just a few more ways to spend a visit. DJ dances, fireworks, hayrides and more are regular events. “We were surprised and delighted that the franchise recognized our park with this prestigious award,” said Ted Festa, who owns and runs the park with his wife, Deb. “We work tremendously hard to consistently add and improve our amenities, and we will continue to make sure Jellystone Park at Pine Lakes is the best campground in Illinois.”  Themed weekends at the park kick off in mid-May. A camper favorite, “Peace, Love, Jellystone Park,” celebrates the fun of the ‘60s and ‘70s with hula hoops, flower power jewelry crafts and more. A full calendar of events can be found at www. jellystonepinelakes.com.  The Jellystone Park at Pine Lakes is located at 1405 Lakeview Heights in Pittsfield, and opens April 11 for the 2014 camping season.  Find more information and reservations visit www.jellystonepinelakes.com or call 877.808.7463.

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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS On Government Aggregation Opt-Out Program and Plan of Operations and Governance for the City of Griggsville, IL Notice is hereby given to the public that on May 7, 2014 at the hour of 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall 108 S. Corey St., Griggsville, IL, a public hearing will be held on the Government Aggregation Opt-Out Program and Plan of Operations and Governance for the City of Griggsville, IL.

NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on April 24, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Pike County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as It’s Five O’clock Somewhere, located at 113 Williams Industrial Dr., Pittsfield. Dated this 24th day of April, 2014 DONNIE APPS COUNTY CLERK 5.7.14, 5.14, 5.21

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Public Notice is hereby given that on April 24, 2014, A.D., a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Pike County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Jules, 209 S. Wall St., Griggsville, IL. 62340 Dated this 24th day of April, A.D. 2014. Donnie Apps County Clerk

Notice is also hereby given to the public that on May 7 2014, at the hour of 6:45 p.m. at the City of Griggsville, 108 S. Corey St., Griggsville, IL, a second public hearing will be held on the Governance for the City of Griggsville. The summary of the Plan of Operations and Governance for the City of Griggsville is that the Plan will detail the implementation of an Opt-Out Municipal Electricity Aggregation Plan. Roles of the municipality and aggregation consultant will be defined as they relate to various stages of the process, and the terms and conditions of the bid and eventual power supply agreement will be detailed in the Plan. Any person interested in said Opt-Out Program and Plan of Operations and Governance may be present at said times and place and may heard in regard thereto. The tentative draft Plan is now on file with the City of Griggsville Attorney and may be reviewed upon request prior to said hearings by the public. Linda Brawdy City Clerk 108 S. Corey St. Griggsville, IL 62340

4.30, 5.7, 5.14

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE "WESTERN ILLINOIS ENTERPRISE ZONE (the “ZONE”)" TO ADD TERRITORY IN PORTIONS OF PIKE COUNTY TO THE ZONE.

Date: April 25, 2014 4.30.14, 5.7

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Red Ox Restaurant, 1302 West Jackson Street, Macomb, IL to explain the purpose and benefits of an amendment to the Zone to add territory in a portion of the City of Nebo and unincorporated Pike County to the Zone pursuant to the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act, 20 ILCS 655/1 et seq. on behalf of Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, Inc., an entity which will create substantial utility. The public is invited to attend and be heard. Maps of the proposed amendment to the boundaries of the Enterprise Zone are available for public inspection at the office of Andrew Hamilton, Zone Administrator, Western Illinois Enterprise Zone, 510 North Pearl Street, Suite 300, Macomb, IL 61455, Tel: 866-325-7525 during normal business hours. Persons wishing to express written comments may mail or submit correspondence to Andrew Hamilton, Zone Administrator, Western Illinois Enterprise Zone, 510 North Pearl Street, Suite 300, Macomb, IL 61455, Tel: 866-325-7525. Facilities are disability accessible. 5.7.14

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PIKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS UNITED COMMUNITY BANK, an Illinois banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs.

No. 2014-CH-17

DONALD G. ANSTEDT, ROSALIND, J. ANSTEDT, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants.

Count III: Lot Number Nine (9) in Quinby’s Second Addition to the Town (now City) of Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois. Tax ID No.: 54-124-04 5. A common address or description of the location of the real estate is as follows: Count I: 356 Cherry Street, Pittsfield, IL: Count II: 625 N. Jackson Street, Pittsfield, IL; Count III: 739 N. Jackson Street, Springfield, IL 6. An identification of the mortgages sought to be foreclosed is as follows:

NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION

SUPERVISORS REPORT ROSS TOWNSHIP

I Chris Alford, Supervisor of Ross Township, Pike County, IL being duly sworn depose and say that the following statement is a correct report for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2013 and ending March 31, 2014. Chris Alford, Supervisor Township Fund Beginning Balance 4/1/2013 $44,121.00 Revenues: Property tax: $11,888.66 Interest Income: $61.49 TORIMA Dividend: $497.00 Total Revenue: $12,447.15 Expenditures: Administration: $9,529.35 Social Security: $2,996.47 Insurance $3,431.00 Total Expenditures: $15,956.82 Ending Balance: 3/31/2014 $40,611.33 Road and Bridge Beginning Balance 4/1/2013 $85,596.00 Revenues: Property tax: $18,739.34 Interest Income: $94.50 Equipment Rental: $9,955.50 Total Revenue: $28,789.34 Expenditures: Administration: $8,582.20 Maintenance: $58,520.94 Total Expenditures: $67.103.14 Ending Balance: 3/31/2014 $47.282.20 General Assistance Beginning Balance 4/1/2013 $9,737.65 Revenues: Interest Income:

$14.32

NOTICE OF SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF PIKEPITTSFIELD, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs.

13-CH-22

JOSH P. HARRISON, Defendant. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 901 LAWRENCE ST. BARRY, IL 62312 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered on February 7, 2014 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Lot 1 in Block 38 in the City of Barry, situated in the County of Pike and State of Illinois. Permanent Index Number: 46-083-03 Commonly known as: 901 Lawrence St., Barry, IL 62312 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on June 6, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., at the Pike County Courthouse, Pittsfield, Illinois. The judgment amount is $62,326.83. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale.

Total Revenue: Expenditures: Administration: Total Expenditures: Ending Balance: 3/31/2014

$14.32 $371.50 $371.50 $9,380.47

Building and Equipment Fund Beginning Balance 4/1/2013 $20,885.55 Revenues: Property tax: Interest Income: Total Revenue:

$154.73 $29.25 $183.98

Expenditures: Maintenance $4,116.59 Total Expenditures: $4,116.59 Ending Balance: 3/31/2014 $16,952.94 Special Road and Bridge Beginning Balance 4/1/2013 $17,616.05 Revenues: Property tax: $625.14 Interest Income: $26.76 Total Revenue: $651.90 Expenditures: Total Expenditures: $0 Ending Balance: 3/31/2014 $18,267.95 River Lease Beginning Balance 4/1/2013 $12,008.58 Revenues: Interest Income: Total Revenue:

$0 $0

Expenditures: Service Charge $1.25 Total Expenditures: $1.25 Ending Balance: 3/31/2014 $12,007.33 5.7.14

The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information contact Plaintiff’s Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchaser who acquires title from a mortgagee shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g)(l). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 ( c ) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers, & Mihlar, LLC 4.23.14, 4.30, 5.7

COUNT I Notice is hereby given to UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS of the real estate described below, Defendants in the above-entitled case, pursuant to the provisions of Sections 2-206, 15-1218 and 15-1502 of the Code of Civil Procedure, that the above-entitled mortgage foreclosure suit is now pending in said court and the day on or after which a default may be entered against Defendants is May 30, 2014. Plaintiff has certified the following regarding said foreclosure action filed on April 23, 2014. 1. The names of all Plaintiffs and Case Number are as follows: United Community Bank, an Illinois banking corporation; Case No. 2014-CH-17 2. The court in which said action was brought is as follows: Circuit Court for the Eighth Judicial Circuit, Pike County, Illinois 3. The names of the title holders of record are: Count I: Donald G. Anstedt and Rosalind J. Anstedt; Counts II and III: Donald G. Anstedt 4. A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: Count I: Lot 13 in the Southwest Addition to the City of Pittsfield, Pike, County, Illinois. Tax ID No.: 54-158-09 Count II: Lot 11 of Duttons First Addition to the Original Town, now City of Pittsfield, situated in the County of Pike and State of Illinois. Tax ID No. 54-117-05

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PIKE COUNTYPITTSFIELD, ILLINOIS FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION PLAINTIFF VS

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BRUCE H JONES A/K/A BRUCE JONES; URSULA J JONES A/K/A URSULA JONES; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 3 ORCHARD DRIVE BARRY, IL 62312 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 January 17, 2014, PIKE COUNTY SHERIFF in PIKE County, Illinois, will on June 6, 2014, in the first floor lobby OF THE PIKE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, Pittsfield, IL, at 9:00AM, 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 PIKE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 3 OF ORCHARD PARK SUBDIVISION BEING A SUBDIVISION LYING IN AND BEING A PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 6 WEST OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN THE CITY OF BARRY, PIKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AS SHOWN BY PLAT RECORDED IN THE RECORDER’S OFFICE OF PIKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ON APRIL 8, 1997 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 97-977, IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 9, SLIDE 13; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF PIKE, STATE OF ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 46-101-13

Names of Mortgagors: Donald G. Anstedt and Rosalind J. Anstedt Name of Mortgagee: First Bank Date of Mortgage: September 6, 2005 Date of recording: September 6, 2005 County where recorded: Pike County, Illinois Recording document identification: Book 686 at page 331 COUNT II Name of Mortgagor: Donald G. Anstedt Name of Mortgagee: Community Bank Date of Mortgage: June 3, 2005 Date of recording: June 3, 2005 County where recorded: Pike County, Illinois Recording document identification: Book 669 at page 181 COUNT III Name of Mortgagor: Donald G. Anstedt Name of Mortgagee: Community Bank Date of Mortgage: June 3, 2005 Date of recording: June 3, 2005 County where recorded: Pike County, Illinois Recording document identification: Book 669 at page 168 Debbie Dugan CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BROWN, HAY & STEPHENS, LLP Emmet A. Fairfield Registration No.: 6180505 205 S. Fifth Street – Suite 700 P.O. Box 2459 Springfield, IL 62705 (217) 544-8491 5.7.14, 5.14, 5.21

COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 3 ORCHARD DRIVE BARRY, IL 62312 Description of Improvements: ONE STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $183,697.45. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1314386 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I603175 4.23.14, 4.30, 5.7


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pike Press

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Four Pike students receive scholar-athlete awards Allyson Bingham of Griggsville, Alex Rodhouse of Pleasant Hill, Cadence Klatt of Pittsfield and Izack Hively of Western High School, were the recipients of the 2014 Rotary Scholar-Athlete awards. Those students were recognized by the Jacksonville Rotary Club for outstanding leadership, athletic achievement and academic excellence during

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Alex Rodhouse, middle, of Pleasant Hill, with Jacksonville Rotary Club President Ryan Byers, left, and keynote speaker Barbara Farley, right.

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Allyson Bingham, middle, of Griggsville, with Jacksonville Rotary Club President Ryan Byers, left, and keynote speaker Barbara Farley, right.

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Cadence Klatt, middle, with Jacksonville Rotary Club President Ryan Byers, left, and keynote speaker Barbara Farley, right.

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Izack Hively, middle, with Jacksonville Rotary Club President Ryan Byers, left, and keynote speaker Barbara Farley, right.

Student Honors art exhibit

Nearly 40 students had works of art selected for display in the annual Student Honors Exhibit in the Mabee Art Gallery on the CulverStockton campus. A student from the local area who was selected to display was Chelsey Reel, sophomore art education major from Pittsfield. Reel was selected for a winner of a Merit Award for this showcase. For this exhibit, students of any major were eligible to submit work done in any art course offered by the College. C-SC art faculty and Karl Warma, a guest judge, selected the pieces for the exhibit. A total of 168 pieces of art were selected for display. The exhibit, located in the Mabee Art Gallery in the Herrick Foundation Center, opened April 10 and runs through May 13.

their high school career. Ryan Byers, president of Jacksonville Rotary Club, said, “These students exhibit characteristics that will prepare them well for leadership in their communities, in future educational endeavors, and in their chosen careers. We are proud to recognize their achievements through our Scholar-Athlete Awards.”

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Pittsfield, Illinois

Rain plays havoc Six games left in Saukee season with schedules By beth zumwalt Pike Press There are six games left in the Saukee baseball season and the Saukees are 13-11. The Saukees have Western at Western tomorrow night, Payson Thursday night, Porta at Porta Friday night. Next week, the final week of the season, they will be at Jacksonville, and finish out with three home games, Liberty, Triopia and Unity. Regionals start May 20 Pittsfield has been assigned to the Gillespie regional. Schedules will be announced Wednesday, May 14, according to the IHSA website. Joining the Saukees, besides the host team, will be Carlinville,

Hillsboro and Pittsfield. The Saukees will go into the regional with some big bats. Austin Allen and Jacob Jenkins are batting .467 and .423 respectively. Jonah Meleski at 375, Dalton Butler at 345 and Quinn Leahy a .315 also have respectable averages. Butler and Korbyn Personett lead the team in home runs with four each. Butler and Meleski lead the team in timely hitting with 22 and 21 RBIs respectively. Butler also leads the team in extra base hits with 10 doubles and two triples. Allen leads the team in stolen bases with 13 and has walked the most of any Saukees, 14 times, to give him the opportunity to steal.

By beth zumwalt Pike Press Last week’s rainy start cancelled a number of ball games in the area. A few games were played Thursday and by Friday and Saturday most fields were in good shape. Most coaches are doubtful that the rained out games will be madeup due to the lateness of the season. Regional action starts May 20. Brackets and schedules will be announced May 14. In baseball, Pleasant Hill has been assigned to the North Greene regional. Also in White Hall will be the hosts, Brussels, Greenfield and Calhoun. Western and Griggsville-Perry have both been assigned to the

West Central regional, which will be played at Winchester. Other teams in the regional include the Cougars, Triopia and Brown County. Pittsfield, the only 2A school will be at the Gillespie regional, along with Carlinville, Hillsboro, Litchfield and Gillespie. Softball regionals will start at the same time. Western is going to the Payson regional as is Camp Point, Liberty, Unity and the hosts. Griggsville-Perry is hosting their own regional. Triopia, Routt, Brown County and West Central round out the field. Pleasant Hill girls will be at Calhoun along with the Lady Warriors, Brussels, Carrollton, Greenfield and White Hall.

Lady Saukees hosting basketball camp

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Leader

of the pack

Pleasant Hill’s Wyatt Williams is the Wolves go to starter in most games. The Wolves will be playing in the North Greene regional come post-season time.

By beth zumwalt Pike Press The Pittsfield Lady Saukees will host a basketball camp for girls in grades first through eighth grades, June 2,3,4, and 5 at PCS. Girls in grades first through third will attend from 8:30 to 10 a.m; girls in fourth through sixth will attend from 10 a.m. until noon and girls in seventh and eighth will attend from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.. Instruction will include passing, dribbling, shooting and defensive principals. Cost is $35 per player. All early registrants are guaranteed a t-shirt. Forms are available at the schools. For more information contact Jeff Shireman, 217-248-5297.

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Bam!

Ten-year-old Nathan Scranton takes a swing at a ball Saturday morning at the Pittsfield Little League Park. The local Little League organization held a pitch, hit and run competition with winners advancing with a chance to compete in a pre-game activities at the All-Star game. Approximately 18 players ages 7-14 participated in the event.

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through on a solid season

G-P’s Kendall Hannant follows through after releasing pitch in a home game recently. The Tornadoes were to have hosted Unity last night and their next home game will be Monday versus Liberty. Tomorrow night, they will be at North Greene.

Boys baseball May 1 Pittsfield, 2, Western 0 Routt, 5, Griggsville-Perry, 4 North Greene, 15, Pleasant Hill 1 North Greene, 20, Pleasant Hill 4 Girls softball May 1 Pittsfield, 9, Unity 8 Unity 6, Pittsfield, 3 May 2 CPC 5, Pittsfield, 1 Griggsville-Perry, 12, Unity, 1 Griggsville-Perry, 12, Unity, 7 May 3 Illini West, 10, Western 3 Illini West 10, Western, 1

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Saukees

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The Saukee wrestling team celebrated a successful season with a banquet held recently at the high school. Awards were given to left to right, Laken Labby, most escapes, Brent Noble, Midwest and West Central second team all-conference, co-most improved, take down, near fall and most match points; Logan Thiele, Midwest and West Central Conference first team all conference, most team points, co-captain, best record, most wins, most pins, MVP and wrestler of the year; Wade Thiele, Midwest and West Central all-conference second team, fastest pin( 9 seconds), co-captain, Saukee pride, most reversals; Colton Birkbeck, co-most improved. Also winning awards: KENNY LITTLE,(Midwest Conference second team and West Central Conference honorable mention),Hayden Osment,(Midwest and West Central Conference honorable mention and the Saukee Backer Award went to Mark and Annette Thiele. The team thanks all of its supporters for a great season.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pike Press

Home invasions have city police concerned By beth zumwalt Pike Press At least two reported home invasions have Pittsfield City Police concerned, according to Dennis Jennings. In the last 10 days, two residents, both on the north end of Pittsfield, but several blocks apart, report someone either entered their home or attempted to enter. One resident said she discovered an individual in her home while another said her door was opened, but an alarm and a chain lock prevented anyone from entering.

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“Both of these were reported on separate nights but almost at exactly the same time,” Jennings said. “We don’t know if that has anything to do with it or not. One was at 11:52 p.m. and the other was at 11:56 on another night.” Jennings said the police have a sketchy description of the male suspect who is also believed to have been seen in the yard by a neighbor at the first residence. Jennings said the city police are urging residents to keep their homes locked at night and when gone and, also to report anything suspicious to 9-1-1.

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A deputy from the Pike County Sheriff’s office helps with traffic control and to guard the scene of an evening fire in Milton Saturday night on East Pittsfield Street. The house was fully engulfed when it was reported to the 9-1-1 dispatch center. It has been labeled a suspicious fire.

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 Charles Goewey, 36, Nebo, was arrested April 29 on a felony instate warrant. He posted $500 and was released pending court appearance. Joshua S. Hall, 30, Pittsfield, was arrested April 29 on a in-state traffic warrant from Madison County. He remains lodged in the Pike County Jail. Samson J. Jones, 23, San Joes, was arrested April 29 on a misdemeanor warrant alleging failure to appear. He posted $250 bond and was released pending court appearance. Dalton N. Brown, 22, Rockport, was arrested May 1 on a Pike County misdemeanor warrant alleging failure to appear. He was released on a $500 recognizance bond. Michael A. Scoggins, 34, Baylis, was arrested on a Pike County felony warrant alleging failure to appear. He posted $1,500 and was released pending court appearance. Micah A. White, 30, Griggsville, was arrested May 2 on charges of criminal trespass to land. He posted $150 and was released pending court appearance. Ashley E. Niffen, 28, Barry, was arrested May 2 on a Pike County traffic warrant alleging failure to

appear. She posted $300 and was released pending court appearance. Gregory K. Hull, 21, Griggsville, was arrested May 2 on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and illegal transportation of alcohol by a driver. He posted $100 on the DUI and received a ticket for the illegal transportation and was released pending court appearance. Shannon M. Mershon, 28, Decatur, was arrested May 2 on a in-state traffic warrant. She posted $500 and was released pending court appearance. Charles W. Swarringim, listed as homeless, was arrested May 3 on a Pike County felony warrant, alleging failure to appear. He remains lodged in lieu of $5,000 bond. Brian J. Sparks, 25, Hull was arrested May 3 on a misdemeanor charge of resisting or obstructing justice or disarming a police officer and no valid driver’s license. He posted $150 and was released pending court appearance. Justin W. Kremer, 29, Griggsville, was arrested May 4 on charges of domestic battery. He remains lodged. Filiberto Villalobos-Dominguez, 34, Pittsfield, was arrested May 4 on charges of deceptive practices. He remains jailed in lieu of $250 bond. Craig Schwalb, 18, Baylis, was arrested May 4 on charges of reckless driving, criminal damage to property and criminal trespass to a vehicle. He posted $200 and was released pending court appearance.

Traffic Speeding $120 unless noted Katelyn D. Forshey, Pittsfield; Matthew S. Hogge, Barry, nullified; Joshua R. Kindle, Griggsville; Mitchel Levi Main, Pittsfield, $319; Brittney J. Mountain, Pittsfield; Daniel R. Ochs, Milton; Jason Scott Reel, Pittsfield; Lynda K. Schwalb, Baylis; Bradley W. Johnson, Nebo; Jeremy L. McKinnon, Pittsfield, $385; Julie R. Niffen, Barry; Brian James Sparks, Hull Seat belt $60 unless noted Ricky D. Barnett, Pleasant Hill; Kandy K. Batchelor, Pleasant Hill; Leslie L. Capps, Pittsfield; Jeffrey B. Foiles, Pleasant Hill; Linda R. Garrett, Griggsville; Thomas D. Jones, Pittsfield; Carolyn S. Kirgan, Rockport; William L. Miller Jr., Nebo; William B. Moyer, Nebo; Jennifer Lynn Parker, Nebo; Taura M. Schlieper, Pittsfield; Maria K. Smith, Pittsfield; Joshua T. Surratt, New Salem; Thomas R. Walker III, Pleasant Hill; John R. Anstine, Griggsville; Allen L. Baldwin, Pittsfield; Noel B. Christison, Barry, nullified; Zachary W. Dolbeare, Rockport; Austin J. Gerard, Pittsfield; Chad D. Herron, Nebo; Curtis L. Hubbard, Nebo; Tamara A. Hubbard, Nebo; Gregory K. Hull, Griggsville; Anna J. Simmerman, Barry Miscellaneous Dalton Scott Hobson, Griggsville, Child restraint violation, nullified; Matthew Scott Hogge, Barry, driving on restricted time on GDL, $365; Stacey L. Howland-Little, Pittsfield, notice of truancy, nullified; Nicholas R. Kattelman, Pittsfield, improper traffic lane usage, $198; Nicholas R. Kattelman, Pittsfield, consumption of liquor/minor, $1,032; Damon J. Kramer, Nebo, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, nullified; Gretchen A. Lockerman, Pleasant Hill, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, $418; Kensey R. Mesey, Pearl, consumption of liquor/ minor, $1,342; William L Miller Jr., Nebo, operating an uninsured vehicle, nullified; Patrick O. Smith, Pittsfield, violation of order of protection, $20;

Patrick O. Smith, Pittsfield, transportation/carry alcohol liquor/driver, nullified; Patrick O. Smith, Pittsfield, stop/stand/ park/non-bus district, nullified; Tammy L. Stephens, Pittsfield, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, $418; David A. Syrcle, Griggsville, criminal trespassing in field/receive notice, $437; Robert John Vanhorn, Nebo, improper bumpers, nullified; Robert John Vanhorn, Nebo, defective windshield/1st & 2nd, $198; Robert John Vanhorn, Nebo, driving on a suspended license, $842; Robert John Vanhorn, Nebo, display plate attachment/1-2nd, nullified; Robert John Vanhorn, Nebo, registration expiration/1st & 2nd, nullified; Sumer I. Warner, Nebo, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, $418; Stephanie L. Westemeyer, Nebo, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, nullified; David M. Anthony, Barry, unlawful restraint, nullified; David M. Anthony, Barry, aggravated aslt teacher/school employee, nullified; David M. Anthony, Barry, resist/pc off/ corr emp/frftr, $2,258; Bon Jeffrey Buffington, Baylis, Domestic battery/physical contact, nullified; Bon Jeffrey Buffington, Baylis, battery/ makes physical contact, $1,705; Jason T. Butler, Pittsfield, vio offen/youth/regis/il, $20; Noel B. Christison, Barry, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, nullified; Noel B. Christison, Barry, child restraint violation/child 8<16, $198; Noel B. Christison, Barry, child restraint violation/child 8<16, $198; Noel B. Christison, Barry, electronic communication device, nullified; Noel B. Christison, Barry, registration expiration/ 1st & 2nd, $198; Caleb D. Crawford, Griggsville, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, $418; Brian D. Hoover, Pittsfield, outfitting service w/o permit, $120; Justin W. Kremer, Nebo, aggravated battery/child <13/bodily harm, $3,643; Jeremy L. McKinnon, Pittsfield, unlicensed, nullified; Jennifer L. Orr, Griggsville, fail rpt chng emp w/in 3 days, $2,887; Manuel L. Pressey, Nebo, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, nullified; Ashley G. Waters, Griggsville, registration expiration/1st & 2nd

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A vacant house on the east end of Pittsfield Street in Milton was destroyed by fire Saturday night about 9:30 p.m. The fire could be seen from as far away as Time and the Bluffs exit. The house was fully engulfed when firemen were summoned. East Pike responded to the fire and Pittsfield was called for backup but were cancelled before arriving.

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The fire still had a big enough flame to give off lots of heat even after the house had collapsed. There were no injuries in the fire but the house next door had damage.

Clendenny case continued By beth zumwalt Pike Press The Calhoun County case involving Randy Clendenny scheduled for a pre-trial hearing May 2 was postponed until yesterday, May 6 at 3:30 due to Clendenny’s attorney being unable to attend the scheduled date. Clendenny is charged with reckless homicide in connection with an Oct. 20 accident in which April McKee of Pleasant Hill died after

Divorces

Donna Baker vs. Michael B. Baker, 4-16-14. Kelly Lynn Rumple vs. Jason Wayne Rumple, 4-18-14. Cherie Chastain vs. Johnnie A. Chastain, 4-16-14.

the vehicle Clendenny was driving ran off the roadway and overturned, near the Palace Tavern in Calhoun County. Neither Clendenny nor any of the four other passengers in the vehicle received serious injuries in the accident. The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department handled the investigation. An account of the May 6 court appearance will be published in next week’s Pike Press.

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