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Council rejects tennis court bids.

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PHHS buys new handicap bus.

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Fulfilling a calling in two ways.

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Glow-Run moves to Pittsfield Lake.

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Vol. 176, No. 28

50th anniversary for Pig Days this year By O. ETHAN BROWN Pike Press


ig Days was an instant favorite when it launched its first appearance July 12, 1968. The games, competitions, and all around “ham-tastic” experience is one the people of Pike County have learned to enjoy. This Friday, July 13, will begin the 50th Pig Days celebration held in Pittsfield. The two-day celebration was transferred to the Pittsfield Lions Club in 2005, Lion Peter Wright said. The club had started a cook-off competition and decided it would be a good thing for the Lions to run it. The Lions consulted with the current organizers at the time, Pittsfield Main Street, and the transfer occurred. The Lions have ran the event for the past 12 years and have maintained much of its earliest traditions, Wright said. “Merchants around the square would setup tables outside their businesses and sell things. It was all about the businesses,” former Main Street member Barbara Fosco said. While Pig Days is always a fun event, the Lions Club decided it wanted to add something new to the mix this year. These activities not only solved some problems from previous runs, but also added some interesting twists to conventional games. The first “Minute to Win It” competition will premier Saturday night, with a hopeful place as a new Pig Days tradition. “Its just a random, silly, goofy event,” Pittsfield Lions Club president Michelle Gates said.

The event is a series of performed acts, with which the opposing player(s) must determine its correct meaning, in a minute’s time. All present who wish to participate must signup at 12 p.m., in the info booth. A “Newlywed or Not-soNewlywed” addition will be a series of questions presented to four couples. Judges Susan Manker of Detroit and Emily Forshey of Mt. Sterling will award the couple with the best answers a gift card to one of the surrounding businesses. While previous celebrations have not had much for teenagers, that is all about to

“Merchants around the square would setup tables outside their businesses and sell things. It was all about the businesses.”

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The Pittsfield Leos prepare the 3K Porker Poker Run/Walk for Diabetes Awareness gift bags for the upcoming Pig Days. Left to right in Pig Days T-shirts are Leos Hailey Johnson, Chloe Stone, Danielle Booth with Lion Jennifer Liehr at far right.

Barbara Fosco Former Main Street member change this Pig Days, according to Gates. The club has purchased 5ft bubble balls, which are worn by teenagers at least 5ft high and between 100 and 200 pounds. To top things off, the Lionsaffiliated Leos Club will be setting up an obstacle course for friends and neighbors to race through. This activity will cost two tickets and winners will receive a Pig Days T-shirt. Finally, a new “3K Porker Poker Run/Walk for Diabetes Awareness” will take place Saturday at 9 a.m. As the name implies, a series of poker cards are given to each of the runners/walkers as they go along.

At the end of the event, cards are shown to see who has the better hand. If a tie is discovered, the winner will be decided through the presentation of the best pig-call. Participants will receive a gift bag with several small items, as is a custom in local runs, from sponsoring medical groups. All proceeds go to the Lions of the Illinois Foundation for Diabetes Awareness program. As a friendly reminder, Gates wanted to add that the Lions will be collecting unwanted glasses and hearing aids during the festivities. For anyone who has still has not bought a 50th Anniversary Pig Days T-shirt, they are available at the Free Press/William Watson Hotel at $12 a piece (or $20 for two).

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In this Pike Press archive, Prince Pig was unveiled at the first Pig Days celebration, July 12, 1968. The icon was created by Rick Lippincott and Keith Elledge, using cast iron and steel wire, under the guidance of Farm Advisor Harry Wright. Depicted are Pike County’s 1968 Pork Queen Linda Kinscherff and Chamber of Commerce president Charles Durall.

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Wayne Turnage, left, and Roger Shoemaker help other American Legion members and the City of Griggsville in setting out flags along the highway and boulevard in Griggsville for the Fourth of July holiday. Over 70 flags are displayed from junction to junction in the town.

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Harman House

Following the completion of a three-story addition to the Harman House Museum in Pleasant Hill, work continues to keep the structure in top form. John Petty, front, and Jonas Petty were at the museum Tuesday morning shoring up and repairing the front porch. The need of repairs to the porch was noticed during the remodeling phase.

Jacques ending career that spans 30 years By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Jim Jacques will never forget the first demolition derby he attended. It was the first one he had ever emceed. Saturday, July 21 will be his last as he is retiring. “I’d never been to a derby before,” Jacques said. “I was working at WBBA when it was out on the Nebo Blacktop. Bob Dempsey called out there and asked if there was anyone interested in being the public announcer for the derby at the Pike County Fair. I said I’d do it.” Brad Webb was the promoter for the derby and Stan Weir the superintendent and Jacques said the two made him feel right at home. “The only experience I’d ever had with a derby was once, when I was a

kid, I was watching Happy Days and ‘The Fonze’ was running in a demolition derby and his car died. Two drivers were going to gang up on him and just as they started to hit him, the Fonze got his car started and drove away leaving the other two drivers to crash and knock each other out. The announcer called it the Maluchi Crunch. I ended up using that term several times over the years.” Jacques says he has not kept track of all the derbies he has done but guesses the average to be about six or seven a year over the past 30 years. “The one I most remember was in Kansas City, The Blizzard Blast,” he said. “They hauled 80,000 tons of dirt into a hockey arena and there were 300 cars there in a three-day

“They have their rules and I would never voice my opposition to a ruling. I just call it the way the judges call it.”

Jim Jacques Demo derby emcee event. Top prize was $10,000. Several Pike County guys went and did pretty well out there. The crowd averaged 13,000.” Jacques has also did the emcee duties at several area fairs, including Calhoun, Griggsville and Bowling Green, Mo. “Griggsville used to have two derbies during the fair, a fire fighter’s

derby, a 4th of July derby and Pleasant Hill had a spring and fall derby in addition to the ones during the fair,” Jacques said. “It was like a family atmosphere. Those people are competitive but it’s still a family. Everybody has their favorites but everybody still roots for everybody.” Jacques depended on the family (See, jacques, A2)


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(Continued from A1) nature of the sport after he was diagnosed with a muscular disease that left him unable to walk. Being confined to a wheel-chair made getting into the “crow’s nest” very difficult. “But those guys took care of me. There was always a line of guys ready to help,” he said. “They would carry me up there and then get my wheel chair up there and help me get situated. At the end of the night they would get me down.” Jacques said he was never afraid going into the booth but often had some apprehension coming down. “Guys at derbies like to have a few beers,” he said. “Sometimes coming down after a long derby was an adventure.” Jacques said he has had a chance to meet some interesting people during his career. Kurt Becker, a public announcer who has called the Kentucky Derby at Church Hill Downs, several NASCAR races and other high profile sporting events, has shared a booth with Jacques more than once. “He is a cut above most public announcers,” Becker said of Jacques. “Some announcers have big egos and are very territorial, but he always made me feel welcome as his color guy.” Becker said an announcer’s job is to make the crowd feel at home and keep them entertained and Jacques was a master at both. Becker said he is trying to clear his schedule and attend Jacques’ final announcing from the booth because of the strong admiration he has always had for him According to Jacques, he always tried hard to remain objective and never question the judges’ rulings despite what he might have seen from his lofty view. “They have their rules and I would never voice my opposition to a ruling,”Jacques said. “I just call it the way the judges call it.” Derbies today have changed, according to Jacques, but he thinks they are swinging around. “I remember Pete Johnston was the promoter for the


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By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press The tennis players in Pittsfield and surrounding area will have to wait a bit longer to play on a home court after the Pittsfield City Council rejected bids for a tennis court project. The council voted at the July 3 meeting to reject the two bids they received, one in the amount of $78,500 and the other, $109,000. “It was over what they had estimated it to be,” Cindy Prentice, city clerk, said. “And that didn’t include nets or tearing out the old concrete.” Prentice said she wasn’t sure what the next step would be in providing tennis courts for residents but thought the council was willing to further investigate. The council also approved closing Mississippi Street, July 15 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. to accommodate the Pittsfield Nazarene’s Vacation Bible School. Frank and Sue Quattrocchi, along with Submitted photo

Saturday, July 21 will be Jim Jacques last time in the announcer’s booth at the Pleasant Hill Fair demolition derby. Jacques started being the emcee of the demolition derby 30 years ago and this will be his last event as he is retiring. Clockwise from bottom, in their younger days, Stan Weir, Shane Sibley, Craig Robinson, Jacques and Clint Weir at a Pleasant Hill Derby, probably around 1991.

derby at Pleasant Hill one year and there was more than 100 cars. The derby lasted seven hours. A few years later, Stan Weir had one that had 93 cars and it, too, lasted into the wee hours.” It was those kind of hours and fighting the elements that made Jacques make the decision to retire. “With my condition I fight a lot of bladder and kidney problems,” he said. “And since I can’t get up and walk around, I’m just stuck in that booth for the duration, I just can’t do it anymore.” And while derbies aren’t attracting that number of cars, Jacques says he is getting too old for even the shorter events. “A couple of years ago, derbies were getting around 20 cars,” he said. “The interest had really fallen off, but I see the numbers coming up. I think it is cyclable, and it’s on its way back. I think there is an uphill tick.” One of the reasons Jacques

feels that way is the number of second and third generation drivers he sees. “I see sons and grandsons out there on that track that their fathers and grandfathers were running when I started,” he said. “It is a family thing.” The Pleasant Hill Derby will always hold a special spot in Jacques’ heart because that’s where he met his wife, Kris. “She was actually on a blind date with another guy and he was in the crow’s nest but she sat and talked to me the entire night,” Jacques said. “Six months later we were married.” All past and present drivers and those affiliated with the derby during Jacques’ tenure are being issued a special invitation to come to the July 21 derby to send him out is style. “We’d like to have a little bit of a reunion,” Stan Weir said.

Justin Cobb, attended the meeting to complain about truck traffic and noise coming from LSSD Trucking, which is behind their residences. “The council opted to meet with Illinois Department of Transportation and other officials to find out exactly where the road was as the Quattrocchi’s were alleging trespassing,” Prentice said. “As far as the noise, Robert Wood, an alderman, took a decibel reading device to the area and found the noise to be comparable to that of an alarm clock, 80 decibels. Alderman thought that was an allowable noise level for a business that provides lots of jobs to the area. More and more residents are using the walking track at Lowry Park and city council members are delighted. But, some residents are using the track to walk their dogs and not cleaning up the area, leaving dog droppings in the park, where children and others play. The council asks that dog owners be responsible.

PHHS buys new handicap bus By O. ETHAN BROWN Pike Press The need for a new handicap bus was solved during the July 9 Pleasant Hill school board meeting. Superintendent Ron Edwards has been performing a bit of research into the situation, trying to minimize cost and increase effectiveness. He found an affordable minivan with a handicap lift could be added. However, the cost would be nearly the same as a bus, with less room. A bus, Edwards said, would allow them to replace the seats if a 24 passenger capacity was ever needed.

“If you look at it, this [bus] versus the minivan, is just so much [better],” Edwards said. The board voted unanimously on a 2012 bus, with 52,000 miles, for $26,500. The loan will be provided through Central State Bank. A three-year contract with Quality Network Solutions for the maintenance of the school’s computer systems was approved. The contract guarantees regular maintenance and various fixes for $23,500 per year. If further system upgrades are wanted, an extra charge of $50 per hour will be billed. The board went into closed session from 7:11 p.m.

to 7:14 p.m. and accepted the resignations from Dianne Carlton and Cody Lassflin. Kylee Orr resigned as yearbook sponsor. In other business, n An inter-fund loan from Working Cash Fund to the Education Fund for $120,000 was approved. n A decision to pay $10,000 towards a Transportation Fund loan, made February 12, for $25,000 was approved. Edward completed the meeting with a remark that the school’s security system installation was underway. The board adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

G-P makes bargain agreement By O. ETHAN BROWN Pike Press With no great turmoil or strikes, the GriggsvillePerry school board managed to sign a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Griggsville-Perry Federation of Teachers and Support Personnel IFTAFT Local #4141. This contract, running from August 20,

2018 through August 19, 2021, was approved during the June 20 meeting. Major points agreed upon include: n A 2% per year increase in pay for teachers and noncertified staff members. n A 1% per year increase for extracurricular activities. n The district will pay up to $700 per month of the school’s insurance.

n The bereavement time for those who’ve lost a spouse, parent, or child was increased to five days. The death of other family remains at three days. n Finally, a call was made for the founding of a health and safety committee, which will meet at least twice a year.

Working to improve Barry safety By SHELBY STROEMER Pike Press A newly hosted meeting was held July 2 for the Barry City Council. Mayor Shawn Rennecker was absent for the meeting so Steve Schultz filled Rennecker’s spot. An Illinois Department of Transportation meeting was held in June at the stop sign across from Liberty Bank on 106. “They saw everything they could see other than an accident,” City Administrator Jeff Hogge said. For safety, IDOT made suggestions for future action

on the location. Suggestions include: raising the stop sign and removing the islands as well as adding a hanging red light to hang the north south direction. Rumble strips were suggested for the east to west traffic for speeders. “IDOT is completely against putting in a four way stop there. They said there isn’t a four-way-stop on 106,” Hogge said. The Barry Apple Festival queen scholarship donation of $200, same as last year, was approved. A zoning ordinance change request was made

due to Chris Wood’s initiative to build an office building on the corner of 104 and Rodgers St. No site plans had been presented to the council, so the matter remains tabled. The trailer pup bids were opened and closed at the meeting. Walley Garner is the winner of both trailers for $1,000 per trailer. Three other bidders made bids ranging from $650 to $800. The council approved to accept the highest bid going to Garner. The meeting had no closed session and adjourned at 7:34 p.m.

Business news around town By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press The business scene around Pittsfield is changing. Nikki Rumple, a dance instructor currently running a studio on the east side of the square, has purchased the property at 303 W. Jefferson and hopes to build a studio there in the next few years. Until then she will be leasing the former Good Times Roll skating rink on West Washington in Pittsfield until such time as a new building can be built. No timeline as been established for construction to begin. The skating rink will no longer be operational. The official name of the business is The Studio- Nikki’s Dance Academy. “I teach students ages 3-senior in high school and offer one adult class,” Rumple said. “ John, Charlie and Katie Hull are now running Geared-Up, a T-shirt design business. The business will be located at 448 W. Adams. John and Charlie Hull will handle the order taking, printing of shirts and general operation while their sister, Katie, is on staff as a graphic design artist. “If a customer can think of it, we can probably do it,” Charlie Hull said. “Rich Cook started this business but now he and his family have moved to Quincy and we hope to offer the same quality, affordable shirts to schools, businesses, organizations and communities that Rich did at a good affordable price.”

Wally Lindsey has purchased the building at the corner of Washington and Franklin, which is currently a Vape Shop. Lindsey has asked that the liquor license for Kate’s Saloon, which he also owns, be transferred to that address. Lindsey was unavailable to comment on definite plans. Meanwhile the Vape Shop is moving to 965 W. Washington, in the Ingersoll buildings. A new barbershop will be opening at 211 S. Madison Street July 30. Jason Barnes will open the full service shop and will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m to 7 p.m. “This will be a traditional barbershop,” Barnes said. “Our goal is to provide a good haircut at a reasonable price and at a reasonable time.” Kacie Lipcaman is the new owner of Backroads Lace on the south side of the Pittsfield square. “Katylin will be out July 28 and I’m going to take a couple of weeks to get my inventory into the store,” Lipcaman said. “I’m hoping to open the second week in August.” Lipcaman said she hopes to be able to offer some different styles to the area and provide items for all shapes, sizes and ages. “We will have bags, shoes, all types of accessories,” she said. “Eventually, I would like to have some one-on-one styling sessions.” Lipcamon said running a business will be new for her and she will be listening to the needs of her customers.

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are almost complete

The second to last renovations to the Pittsfield Courtyard Cafe are finally complete. New windows and awning were installed July 3. Owners Patty and Paul Ruble say the final touch will be the installation of a new sign. “We had to put the awning up to see how much room we would have for the sign,” Patty Ruble said. The sign still must be made and will not be put up for some time.

Heroes at Heartland providing free fun for veterans Aug. 11 All area veterans and active duty personnel are welcome to register with their families for a free day of outdoor adventure and activities. Registration is required to attend the Heroes at Heartland event and can be found at, under the “signup” button. Activities include off road trails, archery, trap shoot, and paintball, with a BBQ lunch also included. This year, special guests Brian and Melissa Fisher from Fisher’s ATV World plan to attend and spend time with guests. Signup is available online for Heroes at Heartland which will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge in Nebo. Heroes at Heartland organizers are also seeking volunteers for setup, registration,

and off-road side-by-side drivers to give veterans and their family rides on the trail. Side by side driver volunteers will also be entered in with a chance to win a set of tires from Titan International, or a gift certificate for 50% off any purchase from HMF Performance Products. For those interested in volunteering as a driver, an IL sticker is required to ride the trails. Signup for volunteers can also be found at, under the “volunteer” button. The event honors veterans and active military personnel, raising $8,500 last year for the Honor Flight and Tri-State Warrior Outreach. For more information, contact Joi Cuartero Austin of the Great River Economic Development Foundation at 217-223-4313.


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Fulfilling a calling in two ways By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Lauren Jones Dittmer is fulfilling two purposes these days. In addition to helping military families and veterans, she is training service dogs for veterans with PTSD issues or mobility problems. Dittmer, a 2012 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School and the daughter of Lauren Jones and Bobby Jones, both of Pleasant Hill, is an Air Force spouse. She recently received two honors recognizing her efforts at helping Air Force familes. She received the Key Spouse of the Year Award winner and was also recognized with the prestigious Joan Orr Spouse of the Year Award for her outstanding commitment to U.S. Air Force Families. “I did strictly help military families,” Dittmer, who now lives in Maryland, said. “I got an internship working with veterans and spouses. I wanted everyone to know that we wanted to recognize them and were there for them.” Dither said she assisted military families for six years, sometimes doing simple things like a cup of coffee and a conversation. “I was proud to be a military wife, I wanted to be a part of it,” she said. “You can’t always be around your family,, so your military friends become your family.” Dittmer knew first hand what it was like to be away from family. She and her husband were stationed in London for awhile and to ease the loneliness, the couple adopted two British German Shepherds. But she also became a volunteer Key Spouse for her husband’s

squadron. Although a voluntary role, she underwent extensive training in suicide prevention and to recognize the signs for PTS and depression. In her role, she shared her experiences as a military spouse, ensuring military families have the resources they need and lending a hand through tough times. But after their assignment in London, Shawn Dittmer was transferred to Ft. Meade. “When we were transferred back to the states, we brought the dogs with us,” she said. “We weren’t going to be one of those military

“We watch to see if the veteran bonds with the dog and the dog bonds with the veteran. It’s easy to tell.”

Lauren Jones Dittmer Trainer of service dogs for veterans families who got rid of their pets every time they moved.” The trip home was hard on the dogs; 14 hours in a cargo hold area of an airplane affected them. “They were skittish and needed their confidence built back up,” Dittmer said. “I found a dog training facility and took them to it. It wasn’t long until they offered me a job. I would help teach, organize classes, take care of email, work with the clients, arrange for board and train, which is for two weeks and dogs get a foundation on their issues.”

But an advertisement on an Air Force Spouse newsletter caught Dittmer’s eye. “It said ‘Are you a military spouse? Do you love dogs?’ The answer to both was yes,” Dittmer said. “I applied and they offered me a paid internship. I started in April and it’s been fantastic so far.” The Warrior Canine Connection was started by the founder of Starbucks and operates on an 18-acre former dairy farm near Boyds, Maryland. Dither said she and two other interns work with five puppies each, always a group of labs, goldens or a lab-golden cross. “We teach them how to be service dogs for veterans,” Dittmer said. “We teach them to help those with mobility issues. They can open the fridge and get items, they can retrieve lost or dropped times, can get things out of a cabinet. They can serve as a brace for someone trying to get up and out or into a wheel chair. For veterans with with PTSD, they are taught to recognize the symptoms of anxiety – leg tapping, hand wringing, head in hands. They do what they can to interfere with the stress. Once a PTSD victim goes down a rabbit hole, they often stay. A service dog can keep them out.” But training a service dog is a long, tedious procedure. “We don’t train to a specific veteran,” she said. “Every dog is taught the same way. Once a veteran and a dog have been paired, we might work with them on a few specific things. Puppies are trained from the time they are eight weeks old until they are 12-18 months old, depending on the dog.”


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Lauren Jones Dittmer, a Pleasant Hill native, smiles as she works with a dog she is training to be a service dog to a veteran with either mobility or PTSD issues. Dittmer, a military spouse, lives in Maryland with her husband and their own two dogs.

Once a dog is ready to meet the assigned veteran, the dog and the potential owner are put together for two weeks. “We watch to see if the veteran bonds with the dog and the dog bonds with the veteran,” Dittmer said. “It’s easy to tell. A veteran picks a dog and a dog picks a vet-

eran.” Warrior Canine Connection enlists recovering Warriors in a therapeutic mission of learning to train service dogs for their fellow Veterans. WCC is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization. To make a donation, see the group’s website.

Pittsfield flushing hydrants July 11,12 The City of Pittsfield will be flushing water hydrants today, Wednesday, July 11 and tomorrow, Thursday, July 12. Residents should expect

low water pressure and/ or discolored water during this time span. The city is asking water users to limit water usage during this time.

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A small Ford Transit Apple Maps vehicle, with California license plates, was seen driving around Pittsfield July 6. While no official announcement has been made, the spinning cameras and unusual equipment aboard seems to point towards a possible “street-view” feature, which Apple Maps does not currently possess. This feature, as commonly used on Google Earth, allows the viewer to move through a map as though he was walking down the street.

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gone in two hours

The 1,000 cupcake fundraiser for the Pittsfield American Legion at Haymakers in Pittsfield was a great success. All 1,000 cupcakes sold in just two hours and the $1,000 raised will go to the Pittsfield American Legion. Left to right, Brandi Greenwood, assistant manager at Haymakers, John Gleckler, Mike Martin and Carl Blacketer, all from the Pittsfield American Legion, and Karen Griggs, store director of Haymakers.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018, Pittsfield, Illinois


Looking out for the most vulnerable If it isn’t hot today, it will be again – soon. It’s summer in Pike County and it’s been impossible not to notice. Hot, of course, but also very humid. The combination is unfailingly uncomfortable.


Of course, hot and humid weather is nothing new for west central Illinois. We’ve seen it before; we’ll see it again. The question is what do we do right here in the middle of 2018. Methods of keeping cool have not changed dramatically in recent decades, although the use of air conditioning may be more commonplace. But what if someone you know doesn’t have AC? That’s when our Pike County neighborliness should kick into high gear. It’s time to be aware of friends and neighbors, especially those who are elderly or have special health challenges. When the temperatures soar, make it a priority to check up on at-risk households and encourage proper hydration. Reach out for social service help if air conditioning assistance or fans are needed. Pass the word about places to go to get cool, including restaurants, libraries, health agencies and the Pike County Senior Citizen Center. In short, just show you care. In a time of prickly temperaments on both sides of the political divide, just reaching out to help can go a long way.

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Poll Question Week of July 11, 2018

County’s 50th annual Pig Days Q: Pikecelebration is this weekend. 1. I attended the very first Pig Days 50 years ago. 2. I remember the crazy costumes and sidewalk sales. 3. I remember the Prince Pig statue on the courthouse lawn. 4. This will be my first Pig Days – can’t wait!

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Last week's poll results Gardens are beginning to come into full season. 43% 14% 14%

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A. I don’t get excited until the sweet corn is ripe. (If the coons don’t get there first.) B. Tomatoes are my favorite. C. I raise a variety and herbs and love using them fresh all summer. D. I love all the veggies! E. Just don’t leave zucchini on my doorstep and sneak away…

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In reference to John Borrowman’s letter to the editor of last week, I want to make it clear that I certainly did not mean to infer that everyone who opposes President Trump is a Socialist, a Communist or an atheist. But I do think that many who opposed him from the extreme left are indeed Socialists, Communists, and atheists. Mr. Borrowman asks for a definition of who these Socialists, Communists and atheists are. I will try to answer that. The majority of the Democrats of today are nothing like the conservative Democrats (such as my father) who used to dominate Pike County. Many Democrats today are avowed Socialists, who feel that it is the government’s job to provide money (with or without jobs), housing, college education, and health care to everyone—even people who sneak into our country illegally. Communism is simply an extreme form of Socialism. Most Democrats will not admit to it, but some, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who recently won a Democrat primary in Queens, New York, are avowed Marxists—that is by definition a Communist. And of course President Trump has been criticized by Communists from other countries as well, such as China, Cuba and Vietnam. And historically, nearly all people who espoused Communism or Marxism in the past—and who do so today-- are atheists. China and Vietnam who still retain the failed political system called Communism, are officially atheistic, as was the Soviet Union that collapsed in 1991. (Of course China and Vietnam are becoming more and more Capitalistic, but they won’t officially admit it.) It is also my opinion, based on my ob-

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Another view of President Trump

A recent letter to the editor outlined in great detail President Trump’s much needed political straight talk and his considerable bravery. I believe this description was overly generous. One of the more memorable examples of Trump’s “straight talk” occurred early in the campaign when he denigrated the service record of a former Prisoner of War by the name of John McCain. As a former Army officer during that war, I can assure you that comments like that made by anyone during that time period would have been considered treasonous. Straight talk or ignorant talk? Be aware also that using “bone spurs” as a way to avoid the draft during that time was only effective when used by the rich or famous. Bravery or cowardice? My parents, teachers and other influential adults in my life taught me never to call people names or belittle others with hurtful comments. These were considered not only wrong but also a sign of poor character. “Idiot” (Lindsay Graham), “wacko” & “lying” (Ted Cruz), “look at that face”, “who would ever vote for that” (Carly Fiorina), “disgusting eater” (John Kasich”), “didn’t get the right gene” (Rand Paul) are all quotes the current President made - and about other Republican presidential candidates! Straight talk or the words of a bully? Language of this kind, which has now become commonplace, is not befitting

of an American president. Vladimir Putin has historically been recognized as a ruthless dictator. His country’s attack on our election system has now been confirmed by our intelligence agencies as well as the U.S. Senate – and yet Putin has been called a great leader by Trump. His clear reluctance to confront Russian leaders on this matter exemplifies bravery or cowardice? There is, without a doubt, a crucial need to fortify and protect our country’s borders. However, building a “big beautiful wall” is hardly the solution – either economically (note we haven’t heard much recently about Trump’s pre-election promise that Mexico would pay for it) or in terms of solving the problem. The National Border Patrol Council recently went on record stating that border security requires a mix of personnel, technology and tactical solutions. Republican Congressman Hurd, representing a district along the Texas border, referred to the proposed wall as a “4th Century solution.” In fact, thousands upon thousands of illegal immigrants have entered the country in tractor trailers at government checkpoints (reference a recent “60 Minutes” report). And the immorality of taking children from their parents at the border is nothing less than government-sanctioned kidnapping! What Judeo-Christian value does this represent? As for China, that country has certainly benefited from our weak trade policies. But starting a trade war is a tactic that has historically never succeeded. Ask any Pike County pork or soybean farmer how they’re feeling about our trade policies these days. Lest I be thought of as one of those “socialists,” “communists” or “atheists” attacking Trump, let it be known that I’m a proud veteran and a Christian who’s never voted a straight ticket in his life. JOHN HUBBARD Barry, Ill.

Staff Column: By O.Ethan Brown

The Folly of Hope


was walking outside on a cool, spring night. The sun was just setting in the west, the light gleaming through the surrounding clouds. The peace of the moment could set even the most ignorant of men to deep thought and awe. I was indeed drawn into such a vortex. Every person traverses through a period in their lives where it appears that the glimmer of hope grows smaller with every passing word. Like the setting sun, one cannot expect its return or continued brilliance the following day. The day comes to a close as a great and ever increasing weight of despair presses upon the shoulders of the abandoned mortal. When the moment comes that destruction seems most imminent and the weight is as if it may crush its victim, a great roar will sound from

above. The sun will return. Though, it will not shine as it had the day prior, for you have seen the darkness and distress. The sun feels as if a miracle has arrived. As a drop of water upon the lips of the thirsty. As a breath of truth to the victim drowning amidst lies and deception. But truly, what has transpired? Why does such an emotionally depleting catastrophe seem to be beneficial? It appears that almost every victim of the storm, while appreciative of its dispersal, will admit himself being better off. To what purpose do we deposit such a mass of inner stability in a hopeful future, if we, afterwards, are better suited for life’s disruptions? An answer to the mysterious question, is contained within the question itself. Hope.

Hope is a hovering breeze of confidence that is always amidst the turmoil, but not always embraced. It is a concept of optimism and separation of what is possible and what is impossible. A method of focus through which we can pull through our most desperate times with a cheerful spirit. To our dismay, this is not a naturally advantageous phenomena. Hope is easily used as a method to which a distressed soul can further encapsulate himself within the original calamity. As a person who falls into a deep pit, rather than prepare a system of escape, he merely hopes for an escape. It is rather interesting to note, that while hope can be preserved in many degrees, so can its purpose and intent. Opportunity is merely an effect of our hopeful possibili-

ties. As with hope, it can only be seen and used by those who seek it. Unlike hope, this mystical fork of opportunity is not a dwindling figure of imagination. Opportunity always leads to a furthering opportunity. It is purely a stepping stone to another tier. It has no end, no true desolation. Hope and opportunity properly used creates a new breath of both. If these empowering forces are discovered, in each of their separate and distinct appearances, a better understanding into the bigger scheme of things shall be unleashed. We shall find fulfillment and progression, rather than impatience and distress. n O. Ethan Brown is a reporter for Campbell Publications.

Guest Column: By Jim Nowlan

Voting system to de-polarize politics I

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The Coonridge Digest: Freida Marie Crump

Sweet corn: a sweet trip to a simpler time Greetings from the Ridge As she pulled out of my driveway this morning I had to murmur to myself, “Freida, everything’s gonna be OK.” For more years than I can recall, Marcellus and her husband made our house a regular stop on their sweet corn route. They’d get up early on the hottest morning in July, climb the fence in front of their house, and commence to picking sweet corn for dozens of us who don’t climb fences, then they’d spend the day delivering their plastic sacks of the golden stuff around our neighborhood. It’s now the middle of the afternoon but I’ve been passing that sweet smelling stack of kernels all day and I may not be able to wait until suppertime to introduce them to my microwave. Things change too quickly and of late the rate of change seems to have sped to a dangerous rate as what was true yesterday is but a dim memory today. The last truly welcome change I can remember had something to do with diapers. So it’s more than gratifying, it’s healing, it’s holy to have things pop into our lives that remind us of how things used to be . . . spotting a car that looks like your dad’s old Buick, gazing at photographs of family gatherings long gone, and . . . sweet corn. I can’t take a bite of the stuff without thinking back to my childhood dinner table, Mom at one end and Dad at the other

with the kids and two pounds of butter between them. Yeah . . . butter, salt, teeth, crunch. Even today with my dentures, a single bite into a yellow cob will somehow drive away the demons of trade wars, Supreme Court nominations, international disputes, and politics. As the butter runs down my chin the worries of taxes, disease, and loneliness seem to melt away in the July heat. Sweet corn is just the antidote I need to the ills of what’s going on outside my door and on my TV set. And the great thing about summer-fresh sweet corn is that no matter how much salt and butter you add, it is completely calorie-free. While most foods carry with them the burden of extended waistlines, there are certain items that have a moral obligation to not add on a pound no matter how heavily we imbibe. Your birthday cake will not make you fat. The fact that it’s your big day totally negates any caloric count and the same goes for homemade ice cream, pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, chocolate bunnies at Easter, and all the butter and salt you want to slather on sweet corn. These foods know that because of their special place in our universe they are obligated to do nothing but make us happy. That’s the truth. No one living in the Midwest can take a bite of sweet corn without immediately conjuring up memories of corn meals past. I remember the night that our church couples’ group held a square dance in the basement below our sanctuary, and it was


ven today with my dentures, a single bite into a yellow cob will somehow drive away the demons of trade wars, Supreme Court nominations, international disputes, and politics. our custom to precede this annual dance with a sweet corn feed. It must have been over ninety humid degrees on that pre-air-conditioned night and the steam from the cooking corn made the church basement resemble the foggy London of Jack the Ripper. When it came time to dance, the concrete floor was so slick with condensation that even though we were a conservative congregation we all became holy rollers before the night was over. And I soon forget the talk of tariffs, trade deals, and border walls when I recall the various eating methods I’ve witnessed since my childhood. My Uncle Jon would eat his entire meal then clear the space in front of him and attack the sweet corn. No one could eat sweet corn like Uncle Jon. He’d purchased a special butter trough resembling one of those ditches we used to run sheep through to prevent lice and worms, but Jon would fill his trough with melted butter and the man had a practiced technique of dipping the cob into the butter, twisting his corn arm 360 degrees as his left hand applied the salt, then grab-

bing the ends with both hands and powering down with a mighty chomp that would make even non-corn-eaters sigh with envy and admiration. Jon was on the opposite end of the corn spectrum from Grandma Marie who would put a single pat of butter atop her steaming corn then delicately add a dash of salt while the butter slid to her plate. Grandma ate sweet corn for all of her 80 years but I don’t think she ever got a single mouthful of butter. No matter your methods or memories of this early summer gift of God, it must be gratifying to have something that doesn’t change and elicits recollections of a simpler, more comprehensible time. So take a bite and tell yourself, “You know, it’s going to be OK.” 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.


75 YEARS AGO: FORMER PIKE STATE’S ATTORNEY DIES IN WWII PLANE CRASH IN ALASKA 150 Years Ago July 9, 1868 A most delightful, refreshing rain fell on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, giving a new vitality to all around. Our farmers have about finished reaping an abundant harvest, repaying their arduous toils and filling the hearts of all with joy and gladness. We are also blessed with a bountiful crop of health in our community and all things considered, may we not say, “surely goodness and mercy has followed us all the days of our lives.” It is almost as refreshing as a gentle shower to the thirsty earth, to sit out some beautiful evening and listen to our gallant young band discourse sweet music. Young, though they are, they are proficient in music making, which is largely attributable to the skill of Prof. Richter in imparting the art. The warm weather is here and it behooves every citizen to cleanse his premises of all offensive matter in order that they may become pure and healthy. There is not doubt at all that a great deal of sickness visiting families proceeds from filthy cellars, sinks, yards, outhouses, etc. Dr. Everette, of Ohio, will commence a series of lectures on Phrenology and the Laws of the Human Temperament, in relation to Marriage, at the Court House in Pittsfield on Thursday evening, July 9. 125 Years Ago July 12, 1893 Hurrah for the Fourth of July, even if it did rain. There was a good crowd at Perry Springs and some 30 dance tickets were taken in. The great and glorious Fourth passed off quietly in Milton without an accident happening to the small boy with the large fire cracker. The Congregational Church in


Pittsfield will be closed next Sunday, the members having received an invitation from the church at Summer Hill to attend the dedication of their new building that day. The Democrat is pleased to note that there are many in Pittsfield who have cut the weeds about their place of residence, thus adding to the good looks of the city. Inasmuch as the city council has not as yet imposed a poll tax this year, it would seem as if everyone should be willing to do his part in clearing out the weeds that so disfigure the town. 100 Years Ago July 10, 1918 For 70 years the German Methodist Episcopal church has occupied an important place in the religious life of Pittsfield and vicinity and as we look back over the records of those years, we are proud of its accomplishments. Time and the awful war that is now devastating Europe and involving the peace of the rest of the world, has wrought changes that are affecting everything, even the religious and social life of all. In view of these facts, be it resolved by the Quarterly Conference of the church, that we believe it is for the best that this church be left without pastoral supervision, and that this work be discontinued at the close of this conference year. Fifteen or 20 young women of Pittsfield have organized a drum corps and are hard at practice. Ben Brunswick is coaching the girls, and they are to be known as Pershing’s Beauties. The girls have planned for uniforms of white with blue hats and the drums are to be red. Shortage of help on the farms has caused the women folks of different farm homes to be forced to work in the fields, in order to save the crops.

Our little sister town of Milton held a Fourth of July celebration all by herself at which time a nice crowd and a happy time made the affair a success. An 80-foot pole was raised, and Old Glory unfurled to the breeze. A service flag for the boys of Montezuma Township was also dedicated, bearing 47 stars. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Harpole of Nebo received word recently that their son, Sergeant Hugh Harpole, who has been in France for eight months, has married a French girl. He is probably the first Pike County boy to wed a French girl, but no doubt, many more will follow suit before this war is over. Erastus Moore, of Milton, received a dispatch yesterday stating that his son, Elzie Hubert Moore, was killed in action in France, June 22. He is the brother of Mrs. Ray Vannatta of Pittsfield. 75 Years Ago July 14, 1943 Lt. Merrill H. Johnston, three times elected state’s attorney of Pike County, was killed in an airplane crash at Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian battle area. After he joined the Navy in 1942, and was commissioned, the office of state’s attorney was declared vacant, and was filled by the appointment of his father, former state’s attorney Edwin Johnston. Merrill Johnston was elected state’s attorney in 1932, 1936, and 1940. His grandfather was Solomon T. Johnston, prominent in the early history of Montezuma Township and veteran of the Civil War. It has been some time since we have seen as much interest manifest in the farm sale as there was in the sale of the Edwin McCallister farm. The court room was packed and many were standing in the corridor. The 160 acres including the landlord’s share of unharvested crops and a tract of 40 acres of tim-

ber, was sold for $150 an acre, for a total of $24,100. The local draft board again calls attention to the requirement that boys turning 18 years of age must register at the local draft board headquarters in the Legion building on their eighteenth birthday. The water leveling the flooded McGee Creek district in Pike and Brown counties is being slowly lowered since the dynamiting of the river levees Saturday. 50 Years Ago July 10, 1968 Pittsfield aldermen made another flight to try to resolve the airport issue Tuesday night when a resolution was passed directing City Engineer Bill Boyd to make application requesting federal funds for the development and construction of a municipal airport. Bob Robertson of Atlas left Tuesday morning for Kerrville, Tex. where he will report to the Houston Oilers professional football training camp. Among the livestock winners at the Western Illinois Fair in Griggsville was John Birch of Griggsville, who had the grand champion barrow and reserve in the swine division of the junior show. Airman Courtney V. Wade, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter V. Wade of Pittsfield, has completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas. He has been assigned to the Air Force Technical Training Center at Chanute AFB for specialized schooling as an aircraft equipment repairman. 25 Years Ago July 7, 1993 The swollen Mississippi is lapping at the Sny Island levee fighting for the record-breaking title set in the 1973 flood. Volunteers are patrolling the approximately 53mile two to three times a day atop

four-wheelers, checking for seeps or new boils. Marketplace – 29 A.D. was the theme of the Vacation Bible School at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Pittsfield held June 28 through July 2. More than 150 people participated in a handson experience designed to give students a “feel” for life in Israel in Jesus’ time. Bree VanDyne was crowned Miss Pleasant Hill July 3 during the community’s Fourth of July celebration. She is the daughter of Jim and Sharon VanDyne. The First United Methodist Church of Pittsfield was the setting for the May 15 wedding of Melissa Marie Markert and Robert William Wilson, both of Pittsfield. The Rev. Prosper Tournear officiated at the 4 p.m. double ring ceremony. 10 Years Ago July 9, 2008 River readings Tuesday morning showed the Mississippi River at Hannibal at 17.47 feet. Technical flood stage is 16.00 feet at Hannibal. “It’s falling faster than they thought it would,” Mike Reed of the Sny Drainage District said. The 70th reunion of the Perry High School class of 1938 was held recently. In 1938 the largest class of 32 graduates graduated from Perry High School. The eight members attending the reunion were Elmer Bradbury, Mervin and Gwendolyn Woods, Ellsworth James, Evelyn Higdon, Pauline Gerard, Merle Wade, and Miriam Rocke. Pleasant Hill High School senior Mackenzie Merryman was crowned the 2008 Miss Pleasant Hill during the Fourth of July festivities on Friday. She is the daughter of Bill and Angie Estes of Pleasant Hill and the late Tony Merryman. ■ Pickings from Pike’s Past is compiled by Michael Boren.


In contrast, for the past century Australia has used a voting system that results in a winner who is preferred by a majority of voters. It is called “ranked voting” (also known as “instant run-off” and “preferential voting”). Recently, Maine used the system in its statewide primary election. Under ranked voting, a voter ranks candidates from first to last on his ballot, if he wishes. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast in the election, then the second-choices of some voters come into play. In two statewide races in the recent Maine election, no one candidate received a majority of first-round votes. Because of that, an additional voting round came into play, without voters having to go to the polls a second time. The second-place preferences of those supporting last place finishers were reallocated to the remaining field, and so on up the ladder of weak finishers until the two ultimate winners received a majority of the votes. Ranked-choice voting in Maine also apparently caused some candidates to moderate their tones. The thinking was they might need the support not only of

their own base but also of the voter bases of other candidates. A little background on voting systems, which as you see can be complicated. The most extensively used voting systems used around the world include the dominant American approach of “firstpast-the-post,” where the top vote-getter wins. Then there are run-off primary elections, as in the Deep South. If no candidate wins a majority, the top two from the primary election run in a second election. And there is proportional representation, used extensively for parliamentary elections on the European continent. Each party is awarded seats in a legislative body somewhat proportional to its share of the overall vote. Around the world, there are as many variations on voting systems as there are political scientists. There is no perfect system. I was elected to the Illinois legislature in 1968 under a system called “cumulative voting,” abandoned (some would say unfortunately) in 1980. Each House district had three seats, and each voter thus had three votes, which he could “cumulate,” that is, cast all three

votes for one candidate. As a result, the minority party in each district could generally win one of the three seats, by having its partisans cumulate all three votes for one candidate. This tended to encourage compromise. Since the Democratic House caucus, dominated by Chicago, also had members from Downstate majority-Republican districts, the caucus had to take into account rural and small-town interests. The downside of that system was that, in practice, there was little competition in the November elections, as the majority party nominated two in the primary and the minority party only one, with three to be elected. I never had competition in the fall election. Abraham Lincoln received just 40 percent of the popular vote in winning a fourway race in 1860, and many American presidents since have either received less than a majority of the vote or fewer votes than another candidate, or both. This is because presidents are elected via an Electoral College, which does not reflect the popular vote perfectly. As I said, no system is perfect. Voting systems can be hard for voters to comprehend, and they can also generate results

some think unfair. And voting systems can be manipulated; there have been many examples of voters raiding the primary elections of the other party to vote for candidates they felt could more easily be defeated in November. So, do we need a new voting system or systems in American elections, maybe along the lines of ranked voting? I don’t know. Much more analysis is needed. I do like the thought of ensuring majority support for the winner and of reducing the toxicity of American elections. [I do know that—and this is really fodder for another column—Illinois will never consider such a system so long as Mike Madigan is speaker of the Illinois House. Even if 120 percent of all voters favored ranked voting, it would never get a hearing in the Illinois legislature—because Madigan would see such a change as a threat to his power and control, which is never to be challenged. After half a century in office, he must go.] ■ Jim Nowlan is a former Illinois legislator, state agency director, aide to three unindicted Illinois governors, author and professor. His email is


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FSB Trust Department awards scholarships The Farmers State Bank Trust Department announces the 2018 scholarships which have been awarded to six area students. Six scholarships were available through funds managed by the Farmers State Bank Trust Department and recipients were selected through an application process. Mackenzie Garrett, a 2018 Pittsfield High School graduate, was awarded the Helen & Forrest Baughman Educational Trust Scholarship. This scholarship was created through the will of Mr. Forrest Baughman and was available to graduating seniors of Pittsfield High School Pikeland Unit 10 in Pittsfield, who are planning to pursue a career as a medical doctor or nurse and planning to attend a leading university in the U.S. with preference given to those attending a leading university within the State of Illinois. Mackenzie was chosen based on her character, scholastic average, financial need, leadership, service to her high school and earnestness and desire for further educational advancement. Mackenzie was selected by the Superintendent of Schools Board Scholarship Selection Committee. Allyson Minor, a 2018 Pleasant Hill High School graduate, was awarded the Louella Mae Dixon Scholarship, which was created through the will of Louella Mae Dixon. This scholarship was available to all graduating seniors in Pike County and was selected based on the student’s financial need and necessity of assistance to acquire a college education, goodness of character and scholastic achievement. Allyson was selected by the Superintendent of Schools Board Scholarship Selection Committee. Derek Neupauer, a 2018 Pittsfield High School graduate, is the recipient of the Barnes Scholarship. Sammy and Ellen Barnes were long time Pittsfield residents who believed in the importance of higher education and wanted to alleviate some of the financial burden for deserving Pittsfield High School students. The Barnes Scholarship, established under the will of Ellen Barnes, was made available to graduating seniors of Pittsfield High School who par-

ticipated in band and/or chorus or IHSA music contests each of the four years of high school. Derek was selected by the Pikeland School Board Scholarship Selection Committee. Layne Gregory, a 2018 Pittsfield High School graduate, is the recipient of the Lou Barnett Scholarship. This scholarship was established by the late Mrs. Lou Barnett and her family and given to graduating Pikeland Unit 10 Pittsfield High School students. Selection is based on scholarship, leadership, service to his or her high school, character, financial need and desire for further educational advancement. Layne was selected by the Pikeland School Board Scholarship Selection Committee. Hanna Allen, a 2018 Pleasant Hill High School graduate, is the recipient of the Earle Seaborn Scholarship. This scholarship was established under the will of Delma Seaborn Mink, who taught in various Pike County Schools, and is given to those who will be attending a leading university in the Illinois, pursuing any field. Selection is based on financial need, scholarship, leadership, service to his or her high school, character, and earnestness and desire for educational advancement. Hanna was selected by the Superintendent of Schools Board Scholarship Selection Committee. Eli Ten Eyck, a 2018 Pittsfield High School graduate, is the recipient of the Geneva McRill Scholarship. This scholarship was established under the will of Geneva McRill and was available to all graduating seniors in Pike County who are planning to pursue the profession of a lawyer, medical doctor or minister. Selection is based on character, scholastic average, leadership, service to his or her high school, financial need, earnestness and desire for educational advancement. Eli was selected by the Superintendent of Schools Board Scholarship Selection Committee. With 46 years of continuous and successful administration of scholarship programs, the Farmers State Bank Trust Department has provided over $793,500 to Pike County Students.







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Zenner goes to Washington By O. ETHAN BROWN Pike Press When members of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at the organization’s 127th Continental Congress meeting, during its week-long national convention in Washington D.C. a local resident of Pittsfield joined them this year. Shari Zenner, resident of Pittsfield, has been a member of the DAR Springfield Chapter for a year-and-a-half year and was able to take her first trip to the convention June 17. However, while she greatly enjoyed the trip and the historical sites, another event seemed to encapsulate the entire experience, as well as the DAR’s mission. “I was sitting on a tram [going to one of the events] with two sets of seats on either side. There was a couple of ladies sitting across from me, talking with a southern accent,” Zenner said. “I told them I had southern roots too, showing them my [Confederate flag painted] fingernails, and that I was related to General Pickett [Civil War general of Virginia]. They said “Well, that’s our ancestor, too”.” As it turns out, the ladies were currently living in Virginia and had come to D.C. for a visit. When comparing other relatives, including Zenner’s grandmother Ida Mae Pickett, who was related to General Pickett, they found they had a similar family tree. Zenner and the ladies are currently keeping in contact and exploring the lineage to find the exact ancestry with which they are connected. Approximately 3,500 DAR members attended the event, which included a presentation by documentary filmmaker Lynn Novick (who had received the DAR Media and Entertainment award) and many other interesting spectacles and displays. “As our more than 3,500 dedicated DAR members gather in one place, their energy produces inspiration, creative breakthroughs, and true camaraderie,” President General Ann T. Dillon said. “We are grateful for the opportunity to reflect on the hard work and accomplishments of the past year,...” Zenner’s trip also served as an unofficial retirement present

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Pittsfield resident Shari Zenner, member of the Daughters of the American Revolution Springfield Chapter, visited the Liberty Bell at Independence National Historical Park. This was Zenner’s second visit to Washington D.C., but her first as a delegate at the DAR National Convention.

to herself, after about ten years at the Pittsfield Walmart. “There are definitely people I’m going to miss,” she said. She plans to spend her days staying active with her sewing projects and essential oil business. Springfield Chapter members Susan Meister, Tricia HopkinsPrice, and Susan Beard, who live outside of Pike County, were also at the convention.

Another July 4th success The Pleasant Hill Fire Department launched yet another well-attended, well-enjoyed display of fireworks the evening of July 4, above the Pleasant Hill ball diamond on Parkview Drive. The First Baptist Church parking lot was packed full of vehicles, with many set up in lawn chairs or the back of their trucks. The approximately 1,000 fireworks launched at about 9:30 p.m. and lasted around 30 minutes.

Young Eagle airplane rides July 14 The Jacksonville EAA Chapter 137 will be at the Pittsfield Penstone Airport, July 14, to host a Young Eagle event, which provides airplane rides to youth. Children between the ages of 8 and 17 will be given an opportunity to have an introductory flight. EAA is an international organization with 170,000 members that has given over 2 million Young Eagle rides. The purpose of this program is to develop interest in aviation. Rides will be given from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a parent

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Marjorie Bissell Marjorie E. Bissell, 88, of Louisiana, Mo. died April 29, 2018 at Maple Grove Lodge in Louisiana, Mo. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 at

Greenpond Cemetery near Pearl. Online condolences may be left to the family at Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Dennis Weinant Dennis W. Weinant, 69, of Pittsfield died Monday, July 9, 2018 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Oakwood Cemetery or to the family. Online condolences may be left to the family at Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Evelyn Maguire Evelyn A. Maguire, 97, of Pearl died Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 13 at Greenpond Christian Church near

Pearl. Interment will follow at Greenpond Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Brandon Lummis Brandon Paul McGoldrick Lummis, 22, of Bloomington died Thursday, July 5, 2018. Private funeral services were held at Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill

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Ollie Scranton Ollie May Scranton, 89, of rural Nebo passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 afternoon at Blessing Hospital in Quincy surrounded by her family. Ollie was born Aug. 28, 1928 in Yancey, Ky., a daughter of William and Blanche Harpole McAfee. She married Lyndle L. Scranton Sept. 25, 1948 in Pittsfield at the Pike County Courthouse with Judge Lee Capps officiating. Ollie was a homemaker and had been employed by the Bound To Stay Bound book bindery in Jacksonville and a day care center in Springfield. She enjoyed quilting and sewing and was an excellent cook. Ollie was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Bowling Green, Mo. Survivors include her husband of nearly 70 years,

Lyndle “Lynn” Scranton of rural Nebo, a son, Darrell Scranton of Louisiana, Mo., a daughter, Diane Simpson of Nebo, ten grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, a great-great grandchild due this December and numerous nieces and nephews. Ollie was preceded in death by her parents, ten brothers and sisters and two sons, Mike Scranton and Steve Scranton. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 12 at 2 p.m. at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Bro. Howard Manning. Burial will follow at the Nebo Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Nebo Cemetery. Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling the arrangements.

Betty Silvey Betty Lea Pruett Silvey, 88, died June 28, 2018. Friends and family will be received at the Stan Silvey home from 3:306:30 p.m. Friday, July 13. An interment service will be held at Fairview Cemetery

in Louisiana, Mo. Saturday, Aug. 18. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Central Missouri Humane Society or the Mizzou Tiger Scholarship Fund.

Richard Hembrough Richard R. Hembrough, 89, of Winchester died early Saturday morning July 7, 2018 at the Scott County Nursing Center. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 10 at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial

July 9 conducted by Pastor Don Hannel. Interment was at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. A Celebration of Life service will be scheduled in Bloomington.

was held in the Winchester City Cemetery. The family met with friends from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesday. Masonic rites concluded the visitation Tuesday. The Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester is in charge of the arrangements.

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for Mallory Willen July 23 Bridal shower/luncheon for future Pences Benefit Team Mallory Boss of in anyway. By

There will be a bridal shower/luncheon for Nathan Pence and Cathy Lee Saturday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Atlas Township Building in Rockport. The couple will be married Oct. 21 near St. Louis. Everyone is welcome, especially those who have not met Cathy yet.

I am still asking for prayers for my daughter, Cathy Baughman and my great-grand-daughter-in-law Janessa Damon. I was able to attend the Pleasant Hill 4th of July celebration. It was really nice and I enjoyed it. Brent Damon got engaged

By FRANCES  PENCE 217-242-3511 to Brian Black. The couple is planning a 2019 wedding.


Wanda Mountain Boys this weekend Wanda Mountain Boys will be in concert Friday evening July 13, at Mississippi Valley Christian Service Camp beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel. The Camp will be hosting concerts July 13 (Wanda Mountain Boys), Aug. 25 (The Redemptions) and Sept. 7 (Fourgiven Quartet) this summer. The address to the camp is: 24201 State High-

way 100, Pittsfield, IL 62363 - One mile south of Detroit, on State Highway 100. Plan now to attend these concerts! Everyone is welcome! For Information Contact: Camp: (217) 723-4337; Jim Dain: (573) 324-4676 or Steve Haskins: (217) 891-7616.   This summer, Milton Lunch Bunch provides a free lunch for any school aged child in the Milton area on

By KARRIE SPANN 217-723-4262 Wednesdays. Lunches are July 11, 18, 25 and August 1, 8, 15 from 11:30-12:30 in the Milton Christian Church annex. To volunteer to help, please contact Nanette Bess 217-370-9575.

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and other area news Lots of activities and dates to remember “If you are what you do, and you don’t, you aren’t." Robert Subby. Birthdays and anniversaries for This Week: 7/11 -- our youngest lovely granddaughter, Reese Davis. 7/12 -- Dennis and Willie Neese (60 years). 7/14 -- Crystal Syrcle. 7/15 -- Cassie Barlow, Devin Burge, Garret Robbins, Hope Baehr. 7/16 -- Linda and Sonny Kimmel. 7/17 -- James Dean. Family reunions coming up: Saturday, July 28 -- Don and Josephine Hull Family -New Salem Town Hall -starts promptly at noon. Sunday, Aug. 12 -- Grimsley Family reunion -- King Park in Pittsfield -- starts promptly at noon. Prayer requests (Edited my list.  Anytime anyone else would like to have someone put on this list, please give me a call.): Brad Bennett, Christine Henthorn, Connie McFall, Darold Garner, Dianna Ruble, Frances Larson, Jack Kirk, Jerry Gully, Josh Bennett, Milo Klein, Mike Peters, Phillip Dice, Pastor Gary Dice, Richard Kindle, Radar Grim, Roger and Sue Robbins, Roger Bonnett, Roger Woods, Ted Patton, Wayne Robbins. The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.  Proverbs 3:35. July activities at the Pike County Senior Center: Wednesday, July 11 -Card party at noon— must call ahead at 285-4969 to make reservations. Also on this day is a Widows’ Support group from 1-3 p.m. Yoga is this evening from 6:30-745. Thursday, July 12 -Monthly Fish Fry Fundraiser -- 4:30-6:30 Monday, July 16 -- Crochet Class from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 -Yoga from 6:30-7:45p.m. Thursday, July 19th -Bible Study from 10-11 a.m.

Craft Club is this day also from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 21st -- Gospel Music Show by Anticipation— from 6-8:30p.m. Always plenty to do at the Pike County Senior Center. “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow”. Swedish Proverb. The 53rd annual Garner Family Reunion was held at the Mississippi Valley Christian Service Camp Saturday, June 30th, with a good attendance present even with the outrageous heat. Those attending were: Rusty Garner of Indiana; Roger and Sharon Straus, Kerry Burke, Kayla McQueen and kids; Deborah Fitzpatrick, Angie Dwight and kids, Brandi Frances and kids, Jesse and Linda Eddington, Rena Waddell, Penny Garner and David Carroll, Kathy Dunbar and Jenna and grandkids, all from Missouri; Connie Niffen of Iowa; Sandy and Bob Garner, Wanda and Carl Blacketer, Joseph and Katy Winner, Leslie Garner and Max Self, Kevin Garner and Shannon, Marcia Ryan, Sharon Burgdorff, Anita Martinez, Jim and Margaret Garner, Mark and Becky Winner, Kristina Winner and JJ, Wess Davis, Bryce Hoover, and Steve and Wyvetta Davis, all from Illinois. Everyone enjoyed the good food and plenty of visiting. Shirley Stinson of Perry had cousins Steve and Cindy Wagner from Charlotte, N.C., as guests. Sunday, July 1, Shirley’s brother and sister-in-law Larry and Shirley Bauch of Perry and Shirley’s son and daughter-in-law Corey and Karen Stinson of Winfield, Mo., joined everyone at Shirley’s for lunch. Monday, July 2nd, a group of 14 cousins and spouses met for lunch at the Courtyard Cafe in Pittsfield. Those who attended were:  Steve and Cindy Wagner of Charlotte, N.C.; Bill and Darlene Harter of Pittsfield; Diana Anthony of Griggsville; John and Carla Sheppard of Ashland; Fred Wagner, Levi

Shinn earns national recertification Cindy Shinn, lead social worker, Blessing Hospice & Palliative Care, has earned recertification as an Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Social Worker (ACHP-SW) from the National Association of Social Workers with the support of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Shinn provides care to Blessing Hospice patients and their loved ones in Pike County. To earn recertification, Shinn met a number of requirements including holding a Master’s degree in Social Work, participating in continuing education related to hospice and palliative care, holding a license to practice as a professional social worker and adhering to the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and Standards for End of Life Care, and engaging in direct service to patients

CINDY SHINN and their families. Shinn earned her Master’s degree in Social from the University of MissouriColumbia. She has been a member of the Blessing Hospice & Palliative Care team for 26 years. Hospice meets the endof-life healthcare needs of the terminally ill and their loved ones. Palliative care assists those with chronic, life-threatening medical conditions meet the challenges of their symptoms and care.

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White, and Donna and Al Berry, all of Chambersburg; and Larry and Shirley Bauch and Shirley Stinson, all of Perry. A great time of catching up and reminiscing was had by all. Some had not seen each other for about 15 years. Cleve and Susanne Curry attended the Palmer Reunion in Olathe, Kan., recently. Susanne said it was a great time seeing so many of the family.They stayed with their daughter Rachel and her family in Oak Grove, Mo., and attended church with them in Blue Springs nearby where they help with the music. Juanita Chapman, Cindy White, and Shirley Stinson went to the Golden Windmill Friday evening, July 6, to see Karen Peck and New River which was a wonderful concert sang to a full house of more 300. Sunday evening, July 8, Steve and I hosted a family meal with Nathan Davis, Wess, and Reese and Hunter Carroll. Trivia Questions for This Week: 1. In all, how many of Job’s servants came to give him bad news? 2. After everything happened to Job, three friends of Job’s came to comfort him. How many days did the four of them sit on the ground and never said a word? 3.  Where in the world can a person see the sun rise on the Pacific Ocean and set on the Atlantic Ocean? 4. What famous eastern college was first known as Cambridge? 5. What college in New England was the only one to remain open during the entire Revolutionary War? May God give each of us the courage to face each and every day, and to live life to the very best of our ability.

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the Toss Cornhole Tournament Benefit is being held on Saturday July 23 from 2:30 until 9 p.m. at the Alton Woodriver Sportsman Club at 3109 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, Illinois 62035. This is to support Mallory (Carroll) Willen with her cancer battle. If you would like to make money donation, a basket, or find out how to sign up to play cornhole contact Shelley Carroll at the Bank of Kampsville. The Baptist Church is still having the free kids lunch program every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from now until Aug. 2. It is from 11-1 and is for kids 18 and under. The fireworks were magnificent thanks to all who helped

Listen to the news and read the ads in the paper about all the exciting Pike County Fair news. I have seen a lot of recipes in my time but I never seen one for tomato gravy. Since tomatoes are coming on I thought I would share this. Cook about 1/2 cup of onions in bacon drippings until translucent. Add some flour and water and stir with a whisk to the desired consistency. Add diced fresh tomatoes salt and pepper and simmer until bubbly hot. Spoon it on your biscuit. Tish Vaughn had the mishap of tangling with a falling tree branch. Luckily she was not hurt as bad as it could’ve been. She was thankful for


DEBBIE  MILLER 217-734-2845 all the medical personnel and good neighbors. Since our son Matt and his family were going to be here on the Fourth of July because he was doing the emceeing. I invited our son Michael and family to come but Michael had to work on the Fourth. Allison and the girls came so all the grandkids got to spend the Fourth together. Matthew lives two hours and 45 minutes north and Michael lives 3 1/2 hours south and they have different days off, so it’s very hard for us to all get together.

Adult scavenger hunt promises loads of fun Snack Pack bags will be available to be picked up at the North Pike Library in Griggsville Saturday, July 14 and Saturday, Aug. 11. Hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Contact Nurse Kayt at or Lynn Curry at (217) 833-2484 if you have questions or need assistance. Do you remember the fun you had as a youngster running over town during a scavenger hunt? Now is your chance to relive those memories, but with an adult twist! The parents of the Griggsville-Perry High School cheerleaders are hosting an adult scavenger hunt Saturday, July 14. Registration begins at 6 p.m at Teddys, on the square in Griggsville. Registration fee is $100 for a team of 4. If you would like to join us but don’t have a full team come on up and we’ll do our best to fill a team for you. The hunt will run from 7-9 p.m.. Teams will race around Griggsville completing tasks, taking selfies, collecting fun and unusual items, taking shots, and having loads of fun. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams; $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place. For any questions please contact Lila Martin at 217-4301142. The fun doesn’t end at 9 though. Stick around and enjoy the DJ that is being provided by Teddy’s. Eagle Baseball Camp will be July 23-27 from 9-11 a.m. at the Perry ball diamond. This camp will host boys that will be in fifth through eighth grades during the 2018-2019 school year. Camp cost is $40 per player. The cost also covers a t-shirt and hat that will be needed for the upcoming baseball season. Forms are available at the Perry and Griggsville offices. Please turn in the form and money to the Perry office by July 20. Make checks payable to GP Eagles baseball. If you have question, please contact Coach Freeman at freemanc@griggsvilleperry. org or (217) 653-3341. There will be a girls softball camp for students going into fifth through eighth grade. The camp will be July 16-20 from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $35

which includes the cost of a t-shirt. This will be a fun camp and will cover fundamentals of base running, fielding, and hitting, as well as pitching and catching. Forms and payment are due to the office by Monday, July 16. In June, Betty and Bill Craven and Frank and Carolyn DeJaynes traveled to Mission, Texas to bring Vivian Allen back to Illinois. Vivian experienced her very first airplane ride at age 90! After spending a week in Springfield with the DeJaynes’, Vivian has moved into Griggsville Estates. She is looking forward to seeing people that she hasn’t seen for over 10 years. Welcome home, Vivian! Heather (Stauffer) Chorazy and family of Mundelein and her brother Heath Stauffer and his family of Michigan were here recently visiting family including Kenny and Anita Stauffer, Ed and Milly Hannant, and Marty Witham. Heather and Heath are the children of the late John Stauffer. Eric Shoemaker has returned to his home in West Virginia after spending a couple of weeks in our area visiting family and friends. Eric is a laboratory technologist at Welch Emergency Hospital there. Jennifer Liehr and Sharon Smith recently took a load of donated items to Red Bird Mission at Kentucky. While in Kentucky, they enjoyed attending the horseraces at Churchill Downs in Louisville. There will be a benefit held at Teddy’s Bar and Grill July 28. This benefit will help with medical expenses for Janet Tedrow who was hospitalized for quite some time recently. Ten percent of food sales will be donated to Janet. The live auction will begin at 8:30 p.m.  There will be a free will donation bucket at Teddy’s beginning July 14 until the day of the benefit. Let’s help Myron and Janet out! Wanda Mountain Boys will be in concer Friday evening, July 13 at Mississippi Valley Christian Service Camp beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel. The address to the camp is 24201 State Highway 100, Pittsfield, and is located one

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mile south of Detroit. Everyone welcome! The Camp will also host The Redemptions Aug25 and Fourgiven Quartet Sept 7. Mark your calendars and come enjoy a blessed evening of Christian gospel music! For information you can call the camp at (217) 723-4337, Jim Dain at (573) 324-4676, or Steve Haskins at (217) 8917616. We extend our sympathy to Joe and Megan Butler and family in the death of Joe’s mother Donna. Donna passed away June 26 at her residence in Pittsfield. What’s the whole point of being pretty on the outside if you’re ugly on the inside?Jess C. Scott. Check out our Briday Registry at

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Pike County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) swore in its first group of volunteers, along with Pike County CASA Coordinator Sam Zenner, June 7. The oath was given by Judge Jerry Hooker at the Pike County Courthouse. The volunteers were, from left to right, CASA manager Danielle Woodyard, Zenner, Kathryn Osment, Jean Flint, Judge Hooker, Crystal Baxter, Deborah Wood, and Patricia Waters. CASA volunteers are trained community volunteers appointed by a judge to represent abused or neglected children in the Pike County court system. The newly sworn in volunteers received 30 hours of training which included courtroom procedures, working with social service agencies and the special needs of abused and neglected children.For more information on becoming a CASA volunteer, please call Sam Zenner at 217-779-5757. Interested persons can also visit the agency’s website at

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Best System’s automatic car washing station caught fire Friday, July 6, around 2 p.m. An employee had accidentally bumped a gas-line lose, while adding salt into the water-softener brine tank, in one of the car washes. The gas-line just happened to be near the hot water heater, which then began to catch fire, Pittsfield Assistant Fire Chief Jason Thomas said. While employees were acting on the situation, customer Mirch Hull called 911. Officer Michael Starman had happened to be nearby and extinguished the fire. Minimal damage was sustained. Several firetrucks arrived, though proper ventilation of the room was all that was left for them to do.


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Pittsfield, Illinois


Hawley heading to Optimist International Junior Golf Championship

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Champs!! Western won the league title in the 9/10 year-old girls league tournament. Team members were front row, left to right Allison Woods, Brooklyn Stotle, Macy Waters, Regan Coultas, Emma Dixion, Kandice Skrivin, Chadym Rennecker, Josie Moyer, Brynlee McQuay, Ella Conkright. Coaches Cobie McQuay and Devin Conkright. The team won, 14 to 13 at the bottom of the fifth inning over the Pittsfield Subway team.

Lauren Hawley, a 2018 graduate of Pittsfield High School and an anchor on the Lady Saukee golf team for four years has been chosen to participate in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship. Hawley will compete in the girls 15-18 division which will be held July 27-Aug. 1 and is held at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Garden’s Fla. The tournament will bring together some of the world’s most talented young compeAtors, many of whom have the potential become leading collegiate and professional golfers in the future. The Optimist prides itself as an international event, with players representing 43 states, 6 Canadian provinces and 28 total nations. Former champions and top finishers of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship include PGA TOUR members Jonathan Byrd, Jason Day, Bill Haas, and Jeff Overton in addition to LPGA members Stacy Lewis, Brooke Pancake, Brittany Lincicome and Lexi Thompson. A number of other well-known professional golfers have participated in Optimists sponsored championships, including Ernie Els, Nancy Lopez, Davis

Love III, Michelle McGann, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods. The Optimist returns to PGA National Resort and Spa for the 22nd consecutive year. Four of PGA National championship layouts are used for the event – the Palmer, Fazio, Estates and Squire courses. PGA National is home to the PGA TOUR’s Honda Classic and has been host to the PGA Seniors Championship, the 1987 PGA Championship and the 1983 Ryder Cup. Hawley is headed to Columbia College and will join the Cougar Golf team there. While at PHS, Lauren received the Clay L. Irick Award for low average (girls and boys) in 2016 and 2017, she was a medalist in the 2016 Macomb Invitational Tournament, and a two time state tournament qualifier. In addition to those accomplishments, Hawley was also a two time IHSA regional runner-up, two time Robbie McEvers Tournament Champion, and two time Drysdale Match Play Runner-Up. She led the Lady Saukees to the 2016 ISHA Regional Championships, while they were also two time IHSA Sectional qualifiers.

Sixth annual Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star baseball game July 21 Submitted photo



The Subway team came up just short, losing to Western by one run in the championship game of the tournament. Team members are, left to right, Keller Ruzich, Deeghan Allen, Emma Dippel, Kelsey Yelliott, Presley Brown, Becca Walston, Alyvia Brown, Jane Bradshaw, Addie Rhodes, Devin Crawford, and Avery Wyatt.  Tara Bradshaw, coach is in the back. Serenity Linsdey was also on the team and Wayne Puckett was an assistant coach.

Several Pike County players have been invited to play in the 2018 Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star Baseball Game, sponsored by Benson Financial Group of Hannibal, MO, Shottenkirk Toyota, and Refreshment Services Pepsi both of Quincy, IL. The game is scheduled for Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 7 p.m. (rain date July 22 at 7 p.m.) at Clemens Field in Hannibal, Mo.. Admission will be charged at the gate and ages 5 and under free, gates open at 6 p.m. Event organizers Kevin Peters and Aaron Peters have announced the rosters for the game which will feature the top 50 seniors representing 26 high schools from Hannibal, Quincy, and the surrounding areas. From Pike County, Jacob McIntire of Pittsfield, Justin Shireman of Pleasant Hill, Easton Billings and Matt Shover have all be selected to

be on the team. Others on the Illinois roster include: Alex Wiltfong, Beardstown; Darian Drake, Joe Hendricker and Tanner Sussenbach, Brown County; Cruz Meier, Central; Jackson Porter and Kennedy Gooding, Illini West; Avery Spilker, Dalton Lentz and Grady Kurfman, Liberty; Parker Shelton, PaysonSeymour; Jacob McIntire, Pittsfield; Justin Shireman, Pleasant Hill; Alex Harbin, Alex Stratman and Dax Flowerree, Quincy; Brady Nierman, Malachi Lentz and Nick Wellman, Quincy Notre Dame; Ben Janssen, Southeastern; Blane McClenning, Triopia; Todd Kelly, Unity; Easton Billings and Matt Shover, Western; Kolton Johnson, West Hancock. Illinois head coach will be Quincy Notre Dame’s Ryan Oden and assistants Brandon Ley, Conner Cramsey, Mason

Saukee Nation Fundraiser Aug. 11

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takes third

Griggsville-Perry took third place Monday, July 2 in the 9-10 year old softball tournament held in Pittsfield. Team members are front row, left to right: Claire Evans, Ellie Lambeth, Mariska Sheurman, Faith Shoemaker, Reese Liehr. Middle row, left to right: Emily Lemons, Josie Bradshaw, Taylor Brown, Emoree Stauffer. Back row is Coaches Marni and Brian Bradshaw.

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Medalists in the 9-10 year old division from Pleasant Hill are front row, left to right: Morgan Horton, Charlee Barnes, Raine Heatherly, Kaitlyn Borrowman, Abby Henderson, Lila Higgins, Kaylee Toohill, Rylie Ward, Meadoh Higgins, Saidee Lemons, Emma Crossman, Lilly McElfresh, Sadie Sholtis, Ashlyn Smith, Hailey Harrison, and Ally Neitzel. Coached by Darren Sidwell, Veronica Daniels, and Bob McElfresh.

Eisenberg, Blake Ulrich and Sam Douglas. The Missouri roster includes: Alex Chilson, Kobe McPike, and Stephen Merz, Bowling Green; Drake Serbin, Koy Smith and Lance Logsdon, Trey Metz, Canton; Zeb Riney, Clark County; Colton Brown, Lucas Brown, John Trenhaile and Wyatt Waelder, Hannibal; Chad Smith, Derek Howes, Riley Eisenberg and Tommy Harvey, Highland; Julian Hurst and Nick Edwards, Knox County; Ty Bowdish, Marion County; Brad Cheek and Jarrad Verdier, Monroe City; Caleb Miller and Chas Shockley, North Shelby; Brett Miller, Paris; Josh Hodde, Van-Far. Missouri head coach will be Canton’s Clint Smith and assistants Andy Anderson, Clark County’s Jerry Jerome and Shaun Parker and Milan’s John Dabney.

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Those looking for this year’s Glow Run should head to the Pittsfield Lake.

Glow-run moves to Pittsfield Lake By O. ETHAN BROWN Pike Press For the past six years, Illini Fitness’s 5K Glow-Run has been a community run that both the old and young anticipate and enjoy. Its consistent route through Pittsfield has allowed its members to accustom themselves to the familiar bumps and pits that it brings. This year, things will be taking a dramatic turn as the 2018 Glow-run is held at the Pittsfield Lake instead. “Our attendance was down last year, and we wanted to do something different,” organizer Tina Veile said. The run/walk event will travel along a path that the Pittsfield High School uses for cross-country training. The track typically starts near the

first boat-dock, on the East side of the lake (latitude: 39.637715, longitude: -90.746064), coach Adam Singlar said. While the exact track is difficult to describe without being shown, Veile said there would be less “ups and downs” than the cross-country team usually has. There will be no paved roads, however, “ bring strollers at your own risk.” For registration forms, both digital and physical, visit https://www.blessinghealth. org/glowrun. If you do not get registered before the event, registration begins at 7:30 p.m. The “non-competitive” race will start July 27, at 8:30 p.m. Registration cost $20 per adult (12+) and $5 per kid. To guarantee a T-shirt, all registration forms must be sent in by July 18.

Personett heads to Monmouth Korbyn Personett, a 2017 graduate of Pittsfield High School is heading to Monmouth College where he will play baseball and football. Personett was a standout Saukee player in both sports during his career at PHS. He is the son of Mark Personett and Marlena Braungardt Personett.

The Saukee Nation Fundraiser, formerly known as the Saukee Football Night, will be Aug.11 at the RiverBank Bar and Grill. Tickets are $50 each and each ticket allows two people in the door, food and one entry into the grand cash drawing. Top prize is $2,500 with other cash prizes available. There will be a silent auction and live auction items as well as live entertainment. The band Broken Stone will perform beginning at 8 p.m.

Hull of a Race, Aug. 18 The 13th annual 5K/10K run/walk/roll will be held in Hull Aug. 18 in connection with the Hull Picnic. The adult run will start at 8 a.m., kids fun run will be at 7:45. The race will begin at the downtown park area. There will be a raffle of gift certificates and prizes awarded after the race and a quilt raffle at 6 p.m. Saturday. Register on-line before Aug. 4 or register the day of the race before 7 a.m. For more information contact 217-242-6338 or 217430-2933. Other events happening that day will be the parade, children’s games, food, the chicken dinner and other booths.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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The People’s Marketplace Classifieds

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100 Automotive * 200 Business* 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* • 610 Hobby Shop/Handicrafts* • 615 Hunting • 620 Kids For Hire • 700 Lost/Found • 710 Meeting Reminders • 800 Miscellaneous* • 900 No Trespassing A: Calhoun County

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HARDWOOD FLOOR Sanding/Refinishing Call Mark at 217-370-6549 for your free estimate. Over 20 years experience. Full service sanding/refinishing needs. 8.1.18 IF YOU need parts for mowers and tillers, Dorsey's Hardware and Western Auto has a large selection of belts and parts and service. New equipment sales available. Winchester. Call 217-7429241. TFN RICK'S LAWN Equipment. Parts and services for all brands. Tillers, lawn mowers, chain saws, blowers and weedeaters. We sell the best and service the rest. Gravely, Stihl. Zero turn mowers on sale! Pick-up and delivery. Hwy. 54, west of the Illinois bridge, Louisiana, Mo. 573754-5055. TFN

300 FARM MARKET CUSTOM FARMING Services: Deep tillage, Combining, Grain Hauling, Vertical Tillage and much more. Unbeatable prices, Several references, Reliable equipment. 217257-7797. 8.29.18

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 advertiser’s 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 libelous or does not infringe on the privacy of any individual or entity. All


NO HUNTING, ATV-ing or trespassing on our property without permission. Section 4 of Derry Township and Section 34 of Hadley 400D Township. Frank & Ruth ArFOR RENT mistead. 6.26.19 Pike County ABSOLUTELY NO swimHOUSE FOR rent in ming/no hunting on land Pittsfield. Two bedroom. No owned by Fred Smith at Valpets. Call 217-491-4286. 7.11.18 ley City Falls. Violators will be prosecuted. 5.22.19 ONE BEDROOM upstairs apartment for rent in NO TRESPASSING on LinPittsfield. All utilities, gas, da Bennet farm ground near water, sewer, electric and Griggsville. Trespassers will garbage included, covered be prosecuted. 5.1.19 parking; $640 a month. Call MY LAND lo­ cat­ ed in Sec­ 217-491-1014. TFN tion 18 SW of Pearl is pri­ ONE BEDROOM apartment vate prop­er­ty. Hunt­ing, fish­ 615 on the square in Pittsfield. ing, trap­ping, tres­pass­ing, HUNTING Nice wood, tongue and for any pur­pose, with­out the groove. Washer and dryer writ­ten, signed per­mis­sion of in the unit. $525/mo. Refer- MATURE/EXPERIENCED the own­er, is strict­ly for­bid­ ences and deposit required. HUNTER looking for deer den. Vio­la­tors will be pros­e­ lease in Pike County. Not an cut­ed. Ti­mothy Brink­mann. Call 217-491-1014. TFN OFFICE SPACE. Prime lo- Outfitter. 615-289-9551. 7.11.18 6.12.19

2003 CHEVY Trailblazer LT WANTED: ROUND bales of low engine miles. 3rd row grass hay. Old hay is ok. Call seat, good condition. $3,950 217-577-4594. 7.11.18 Call 217-370-0324. TFN



cation. Ample parking. West Washington St., Pittsfield. Call 217-285-2848, 217285-5925 or 217-653-0212. TFN

500 FOR SALE 2002 INT'L Tandem Grain Truck. International 4900. 22' aluminum Kann bed. Int'l DT 530 engine with 214,000 miles. Great truck. Asking $36,000. 217-473-1343 call or text. TFN 1990 PRESTIGE double wide mobile home, 22x40. 3 BR, 2 BA. Call 217-3702629. TFN

MECHANIC WANTED for small project in Grafton: brake lines/fuel lines, etc. Call: 618-786-3921. 7.11.18 DOT FOODS is hiring Warehouse Material Handlers. Starting pay up to $19.55/ hour PLUS a $1/hour raise after six months for all shifts. Options include: Day and night shift 3x12 and 4x10 schedules • Dry and frozen warehouses • Regular or Light pick zone (max lift of 35 lbs.) in dry and frozen. Apply at 7.11.18

900A NO TRESPASSING Calhoun County NO TRESPASSING or hunting allowed on land in Calhoun County owned by Ruth Smith. Violators will be prosecuted. 3.27.19 NO TRESPASSING or hunting allowed on the land in Batchtown owned by Steve and Cindy Meszaros. Violators will be prosecuted. 5.30.19 NO TRESPASSING or hunting allowed on the land in Batchtown owned by Marcy Klockenkemper, Judy Lamer, Jeremy Russell, Bonnie Stepanek, and Cindy Meszaros. Violators will be prosecuted.

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BLUE STONE Solar, LLC. Sales, Service and Installation. Illinois licensed Distributed Generation PV Installer. Tax Credits, Grants w w w. b l u e s t o n e s o l a r. n e t 2175776331. 7.11.18

MULTIPLE FAMILY Garage Sale: July 20th & 21st - 8 a.m. to ? 649 E. Lincoln, White Hall baby items, boy and girl clothes, toys, home decor, tool box, etc. Most like new condition. 7.11.18


1500D YARD SALES Pike County

YARD SALE- House across from Christian School Friday, July 13 4-7 p.m. Saturday, July 14 8-11 a.m. Jr. sizes and mens and womens clothing up to 2x, printer, board games, wedding stuff, purses, cow collection, bedding, pillows, gas dryer, lots of household items. 7.11.18 YARD SALE Friday, July 13 8 a.m.-? Shoes, coats, junior, mens, boys, girls clothes, knick-knacks. 7 miles on Pittsfield/Nebo road. Top of Buckeye Hill. Heavners. 7.11.18 DOWN SIZING Garage sale: 503 W. Fayette Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Name brand clothes, jewelry, shoes, purses, linens, curtains, tires, tiller, wood mulcher, tools, lots of glassware, collectibles, dolls and many toys, freezer. 7.11.18

OLD BASEBALL Cards and Comic Books wanted. Will buy or help you sell. Nathan Lilley, 573.253.4159. 7.11.18 ARROWHEADS WANTED: Local avocational archaeologist is looking to purchase either one arrowhead or an entire collection. Love Indian artifacts! Please call 314608-2692. 7.25.18 ARROWHEAD SITE Wanted! Respectable and professional executive looking for land site to look for arrowheads, As an avocational archaeologist “hobbyist,” I love the incredible pre-history we have here in our state! Willing to lease or pay fee or even buy the land outright. Also looking for information leading to a site where lots of artifacts have been found - farm-field, pre-construction, or even a backyard. Well have land put back to original condition or better. Please call Connor 314-6299828. 7.25.18 CASH FOR Antlers. Looking for large piles of antler to buy. Paying cash, and coming to you. Accepting all grades, and sizes. Call or message 618 294 1260. Ask for Melanie. 7.18.18

YARD SALE/FLEA market Friday & Saturday, June 13 & 14 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Antiques, furniture and big clearance of overstock DIY, decor & seasonal decorations! On the lawn of Country Fixins Antiques & Craft Mall 8 E. Industrial Dr., Pittsfield. 7.11.18 MULTI-FAMILY YARD sale 326 W. Adams, Fri. & Sat. 8-?. Exercise equipment, kerosene heater, big dog crate, baby items, women's clothes/shoes, DVDS, toys, golf balls, rugs. 7.11.18 GARAGE SALE 202 Piper Lane (Nichol) Friday 4-8 and Saturday 8-? Desk, computer, brand new grill, new bedding, women's clothing, flat screen TV, men's clothing, kitchen, books and much more. Nothing is left over from previous sale. 7.11.18 GARAGE SALE- 1102 Sunset Drive in Pittsfield- Thursday, July 12 4-6 p.m. & Friday, July 13 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Piano, desk, office chair, loveseat, end tables, table lamps, pilate exercise machine, mini fridge, lots of dishes & vases, some adult clothing & lots of miscellaneous. Come take a look! 7.11.18

1500E YARD SALES Scott County YARD SALE Friday, July 13 Winchester Park Pavilion 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Multifamily. 7.11.18 FIND THE job you've been looking for in The People's Marketplace Classifieds. Calhoun News-Herald, Greene Prairie Press, Jersey County Journal, Pike Press, Scott County Times. Look online every week, too! calhounnewsherald-com,, or


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Place your ad with us! FARM TOY & PEDAL CAR AUCTION SATURDAY, JULY 14 • 9 A.M. AUCTION LOCATION: Pikeland Community School (West Door) 601 Piper Lane • Pittsfield, IL


S C H U Y L E R C O U N T Y, I L L I N O I S

342 ACRES±




MON., AUGUST 13 @ 1:00 P.M.

The Sutherland farm is located approximately 3 miles east of the small community of Brooklyn, IL or 6 miles west of Littleton, IL, along Hwy. 101. (15 miles northwest of Rushville, IL, 20 miles southwest of Macomb, IL or 50 miles northeast of Quincy, IL.) The land is further described as being located in part of Sections 14, 23 & 24, T3N-R3W (Brooklyn Township), Schuyler County, IL.

Jason Duke: 217-430-2985 or Brian at





H NOTE: THIS IS A CONDENSED AD. H H TOO MANY ITEMS TO LIST. H For listing and photos view at AUCTIONZIP.COM AUCTIONEER ID #16215 or contact Auctioneers.

TERMS: CASH. Buyer number issued and personal check accepted upon presentation of positive photo identification. Credit or Debit card payment available with 3.5% added for service charge. All Federal gun laws apply, bring current F.O.I.D card. Food available. Your attendance is always appreciated.

All tracts represent majority tillable land with some wooded acres that offer hunting and outdoor recreational opportunities. Farmers, investors and outdoor enthusiasts be sure to check out this farm, which offers something for everyone! DETAILS, MAPS & PHOTOS AVAILABLE ONLINE @: LORI D. SUTHERLAND TRUST – SELLER REPRESENTING ATTORNEY: Charles A. Burton 114 W Lafayette St. • Rushville, IL 62681 • Ph: 217-322-4303

SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS, LLC • TOLL FREE (844) 847-2161 IL LIC. #444000107 •



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 7TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS PROF-2013-S3 LEGAL TITLE TRUST II, BY U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS LEGAL TITLE TRUSTEE, PLAINTIFF, VS. SUSAN FIELDS A/K/A SUSAN STREB; JEFF FIELDS, DEFENDANTS. 18 CH 9 11814 PIASA HAVEN GODFREY, IL 62035 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by the Court in the above entitled cause on June 5, 2018, Sheriff of Jersey County will on July 25, 2018, in Courtroom A of the Jersey County Courthouse, 201 W. Pearl Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052, at 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of Jersey, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment:

COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 11814 Piasa Haven Godfrey, IL 62035 Description of Improvements: Tan vinyl siding, one story single family home, attached one car garage amount

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 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http://ilforeclosuresales.

TAX NO. 01-340-009-00

The Judgment $91,360.55.

representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.


Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 10% 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

Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 N. Dearborn St. Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel. No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file# 260153 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, THE PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I3091239

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOR THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT GREENE COUNTY, ILLINOIS 21st MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, v. JOSHUA FARRIS; UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS; UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS; AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendant(s). Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Case No.: 2018-CH-4 Property Address: RR 1 Box 20 Roodhouse, Illinois 62082 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 27, 2018, Sheriff of Greene County, Illinois, will at 9:00am on August 24, 2018, at the Greene County Courthouse located at 519 North Main Street, Carrollton, Illinois 62016, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: COMMONLY KNOWN AS: RR 1 Box 20, Roodhouse, Illinois 62082 PERMANENT INDEX NO.: 08-20-11-203-003 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The Judgment amount is was $34,964.09 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Greene County Sheriff’s Office. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgage, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to 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 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. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Greene County. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: QUINTAIROS, PRIETO, WOOD & BOYER, P.A., 233 S. WACKER DRIVE, 70TH FLOOR, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 566-0040 QUINTAIROS, PRIETO, WOOD & BOYER, P.A. 233 S. WACKER DRIVE, 70TH FLOOR Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 566-0040 Case Number: 2018-CH-12 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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Police Beat The police records released by the Pike County Sheriff ’s office include the following arrests and bookings. The records state that these are accusations and each individual is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Todd F. Vinyard, 48, Griggsville, was arrested July 2 on a charge of domestic battery. He posted $300 and was released pending court appearance. Ashley E. Niffen, 32, Pleasant Hill, was arrested July 2 on a Calhoun County traffic warrant, alleging failure to appear. She was released on $1,000 recognizance bond. Matthew Combs, 23, Lansing, Kans., was arrested July 2 on a two felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and a

third felony, possession of methamphetamine. He was also arrested for speeding. He remains lodged in the Pike County Jail. Matthew J. McDade, 29, Pleasant Hill, was arrested July 3 on a felony Pike County warrant, alleging failure to appear on possession of drug paraphernalia and burglary. He posted $400 bond and was released pending court appearance. Kaleb J. Jewett, 22, Moberly, Mo., was arrested July 3 on a Brown County traffic warrant. He posted $500 and was released pending court appearance. Shawn R. Martin, 28, Pittsfield, was arrested July 4 on a felony domestic battery charge. He posted $400 and was released pending court appearance. Cassey R. Bess, 31, Nebo,

was arrested July 5 on a felony Lewis County, Mo., warrant. She remains lodged. Craig E. Stauffer, 23, Nebo, was arrested July 5 on a Calhoun County County felony warrant. His bond is $5,000 and he was released to Calhoun County. Darrill Wilson, 56, Lockport, was arrested July 5 on a felony charge of failure to register as a sex offender. He posted $200 bond and was released pending court appearance. Dilon R. Durazzo, 19, Springfield, was booked into the Pike County Jail, July 6 after being sentenced on misdemeanors, He was also arrested on a misdemeanor warrant alleging driving under the influence from Sangamon County. Bond on that charge is $300. Christopher Tagra, 19,

Griggsville, disregard official traffic control device, $120. Sean A. Robertson, 8/16/95, New Canton, driving on a revoked license, $1,003, 24 months condition discharge. Patrick Ruble, 5/31/90, operation uninsured motor vehicle, $442, six months supervision. Timothy Randall Swartz, 3/6/87, Kinderhook, headlght/taillight out, first and second, $407. Dylan R. Woodwrd, 11/15/94, No valid registration, $120.. Misdemeanors: William D. Lain, 1/27/81, Barry, criminal damage to property, 24 months probation; 30 hours community service. Jordan M. Wallace, 8/26/91, Pittsfield, criminal damage to property, $627, 24 months conditional discharge, 120 days in jail with credit given for five served. Felonies:

Lori Brown, 7/8/65, New Canton, possession of methamphetamine, $2,387, 24 months supervision, 30 hours community service. August, T. Burns, 5/20/98, Barry, felony possession of a firearm, $1,177, two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, with 32 days credit for time served. William D. Lain, 1/27/81, Barry, possession of methamphetamine, $2,105, 24 months probation, 60 days in jail with credit for 3 days serve, 12 months probation. Tony L. Lashbrook, 8/11/78, Pittsfield, domestic battery, with a pre conviction, $2,169, 364 days in the Pike County Jail with credit given for 44 days served, criminal damage to property, 2 years, six months IDOC, 44 days credit for time served. Donnie R. McCallister, 1/26/76, Griggsville, possession of methamphetamine, $2,872, 48 months probation, 90 days in jail.

Shawn Ray Stevens Burdick of Pittsfield, Ill. to Kayla Dawn Riffey of Pittsfield, Ill. Ronald Wayne Ellison, Jr. of Kinderhook, Ill. to Kristi Lyn Prose of Kinderhook, Ill.


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Children First Daycare is seeking a part–time summer cook to facilitate meal preparation for the center. The cook is responsible for preparing and/or directing the preparations of food to be served, complying with all applicable sanitation, health and personal hygiene standards and following established food production programs and procedures. Preferred Education: High School diploma or equivalent Applicate should have their Certified Food Manager Summer Time Cook Certification. Summer Timea Cook Children First Daycare is seeking part–time summer cook Interested candidates apply summer byThe cook Children First Daycare is seeking athe part–time cook to facilitate meal preparation for should center. is responsible for preparing and/or the preparations calling Jennifer at (217) to facilitate meal preparation fordirecting the285-4129. center. The cook of is food to be served, complying with all applicable sanitation, responsible for preparing and/or directing the preparations of health and personal hygiene standards and following Summer Teacher Assistant Part-Time food to be served, complying with alland applicable sanitation, established food production programs procedures. Preferred Education: Highhygiene School equivalent Children First is seeking a DCFSdiploma early or childhood teacher health and personal standards and following Applicate should have their Certified Food Manager assistant to food fill aproduction part-time daycare program position. established programscenter and procedures. Certification. Applicant have aHigh highSchool schooldiploma diploma GED Preferred must Education: ororequivalent Interested candidates should apply by and must calling Jennifer at (217) 285-4129. be willing toshould obtain all DCFStheir requirements. Candidate must Applicate have Certified Food Manager have aSummer passion forTeacher working with children. Certification. Assistant Part-Time We are also looking for aDCFS qualified early Interested candidates by childhood Children First is seeking DCFSshould early apply childhood teacher assistant to calling fill a part-time program position. substitutes. Jenniferdaycare at (217)center 285-4129. Applicant mustJennifer have aat high school diploma GED and must Contact 217-285-4129 for or information.

Children First is seeking a DCFS early childhood teacher assistant to fill a full-time daycare center program position. Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED and must be willing to obtain required credentials, along with meeting all other DCFS requirements. Candidate must have a passion for working with children. We are also looking for DCFS early Part-Time childhood substitutes. be willingqualified to obtain all DCFS requirements. Candidate must Summer Assistant have a passion forTeacher working with children. We are Children also looking for aDCFS early childhood First Summer Children Firstat is seeking DCFSqualified earlyProgram childhood teacherinformation. Contact Jennifer 217-285-4129 for substitutes. Children applications our School Age assistantFirst to fillisa accepting part-time daycare centerforprogram position. Contact Jennifer at 217-285-4129 for information.

Summer ages 6 years to 12 years. or GED and must ApplicantProgram must have a high school diploma Children Summer Program This program will include a variety of activities in all areas of be willing to obtain allFirst DCFS requirements. Candidate must Children First is applications development. Some activities include limitedAge to have a passion foraccepting working with children.butforareournotSchool Summer Program ages 6 years to 12 years. field trips,also science experiments, activities, daily physical We are looking fora variety DCFSartof qualified early This program will include activities in allchildhood areas of development. Some activities include but are not limited to activity and music. substitutes. field trips, science art individualized activities, dailyacademic physical In addition we willexperiments, provide daily Contact Jennifer at 217-285-4129 for information. activity and music. activities spelling, writing, that will academic keep the In addition(math, we will provide daily etc.) individualized children on track for the upcoming school year.willWekeep will also activities (math, spelling, writing, etc.)Program that the Children First Summer children track for the upcoming schoolfor year. will also offer dailyon reading time. Children First is accepting applications our We School Age offer daily reading time. For contact Summer Program agesinformation 6 years to please 12 years. For more more information please contact Jennifer atvariety 217-285-4129. 217-285-4129. This program will Jennifer include aat of activities in all areas of development. Some activities include but are not limited to field trips, science experiments, art activities, daily physical activity and music. In addition we will provide daily individualized academic activities (math, spelling, writing, etc.) that will keep the children on track for the upcoming school year. We will also offer daily reading time. For more information please contact Jennifer at 217-285-4129.

FARM Signet Builders Inc., Ames, IA, seeks 20 temporary farm laborers from 8/01/18 to 1/15/19 near Lake Mills, WI. Applicant will be working on farms, unload materials, lay out lumber, tin sheets, trusses, and other components for building livestock confinement structures. Build and erect walls and trusses. Lift tin sheets to roof and sheet walls, install doors, and caulk structure. Clean up job sites. Occasional use of forklift upon employer provided certification. Must be able to lift and carry 50lbs/75yds. Wage is $13.06/hr + merit based bonuses may be given. Higher hourly rate may be given based upon livestock confinement experience, tenure, skill, and other non-discriminatory factors. If any advances are given to workers, it will be deducted from their checks. Any willful destruction of property will also be deducted. Signet Builders Inc. guarantees employment for a total number of work hours equal to at least three-fourths of the workdays from 8/01/18 to 1/15/19. Tools, supplies, and equipment provided by employer at no cost to employee. Housing provided at no cost to all workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation and subsistence expenses to worksite will be paid by employer. Apply at the nearest Illinois Department of Labor office or contact the state of Wisconsin workforce agent at 201 E Washington Ave., Room 6100, Madison, WI 53707 using job order number 2334637.

arrested without incident and transported to the Pike County Jail. She has posted bond and been released pending court appearance. During the investigation, drug paraphernalia and a suspected controlled substance were located and seized and forwarded to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab for analysis. The ISP Crime Lab identified the substance as a synthetic cannabinoid, a controlled substance. The investigation was forwarded to the Pike County State’s Attorney’s Office for formal review.



Public Notice is hereby given that on 6-19-18, 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 Shelton Electric, located at 617 N. Illinois, Pittsfield, Illinois. Dated this 19th day of June, 2018. /s/ Donnie Apps PIKE COUNTY CLERK


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The City of Pittsfield adopted Ordinance No. 1608, A Prevailing Wage Ordinance as requested by the Department of Labor of the State of Illinois and at its regular meeting on July 3, 2018. Said ordinance can be viewed or obtained at the City Clerk’s office, 215 North Monroe Street in Pittsfield, Illinois.

Public Notice is hereby given that on June 28, 2018, 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 Alternate Root, located at 109 W. Quincy St., Griggsville, IL 62340. Dated this 28th day of June, 2018.

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By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press The Pleasant Hill Police Department and the Pike County Sheriff’s Department have concluded a drug investigation that started April 23 in the 200 block of College Street in Pleasant Hill. Amanda K. EdwardsSprague, 31, was arrested July 1 on a Pike County warrant for the offense of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia at her residence in Pleasant Hill. Edwards-Sprague was


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Dispositions Traffic Speeding ( $120 unless noted): Derek J. Hasten, 8/21/84. Seat belt violation ($60 unless noted): Cody D. Gunder, 8/11/98, Pittsfield. Randall S. Hill, 6/27/52, $120. Driving under the influence: Timothy Randall Swartz, 3/6/87, Kinderhook, $2,622, 24 months supervision. Misc. traffic: Roger D. Bernard, 3/13/44, New Canton, improper left turn, $120. Richard Clendenny, 6/6/61, Pittsfield, reckless driving, $5,354, 24 months probation, 90 days in jail. Brandon Michael Lord, 11/16/93, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, $342. Brandy Marie McCallister, 6/13/78, Griggsville, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, $442. Aaron J. Nash, 1/5/00,

Troy, Mo., was arrested on a felony charge of possession of cannabis, more than 30 grams. He posted $300 and was released pending court appearance. Megan N. Henson, 24, Pittsfield, was arrested July 7 on a Pike County traffic warrant with a bond of $250; a felony Pike County warrant, with a bond of $300 and a Calhoun County traffic warrant with a bond of $150. She posted bond on all charges and was released pending court appearances. Has your charge been amended, reduced or dropped or have you been found not guilty? Email to be considered for a status update on your court proceeding. Please include name and case number.


FARM Signet Builders Inc., Ames, IA, seeks 2 temporary farm laborers from 8/01/18 to 1/15/19 near Lake Mills, WI, and surrounding areas. Applicant will work on numerous farms throughout Iowa. Applicants will reside within the area of intended employment for each jobsite. Applicant will be working on farms, unload materials, lay out lumber, tin sheets, trusses, and other components for building livestock confinement structures. Build and erect walls and trusses. Lift tin sheets to roof and sheet walls, install doors, and caulk structure. Clean up job sites. Occasional use of forklift upon employer provided certification. On farms, the Crane Operator is responsible for operating a mobile crane to lift, move position, and reposition loads. The Operator will move materials to various locations in a safe and effective manner on livestock confinements. The operator controls crane functions by depressing buttons and foot pedals as well as manipulating levers. The Operator will be required to unload crane accessories from trailers or support vehicles as well as transport the crane to and from jobsites. Perform daily safety checks to ensure equipment is in safe operating condition. Onsite at the farm, the crane operator will also use a forklift on the livestock confinement and will follow related safety regulations, contract requirements, company policies and operating procedures. CDL required. Must be able to lift and carry 50lbs/75yds. Wage is $13.06hr + merit based bonuses may be given. Higher hourly rate may be given based upon livestock confinement experience, tenure, skill, and other non-discriminatory factors. If any advances are given to workers, it will be deducted from their checks. Any willful destruction of property will also be deducted. Signet Builders Inc. guarantees employment for a total number of work hours equal to at least three-fourths of the workdays from 8/01/18 to 1/15/19. Tools, supplies, and equipment provided by employer at no cost to employee. Housing provided at no cost to all workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation and subsistence expenses to worksite will be paid by employer. Apply at the nearest Illinois Workforce Development office or contact the state of Wisconsin workforce agent at 201 E Washington Ave, Room G100, Madison, WI 53707 using job order number 2334477.

The Pike County Housing Authority will receive sealed bids for Maintenance Building Addition funded under Modernization No. IL01P071-501-17 at Project IL-71-1/Barry in Pike County, Illinois. Bids shall be submitted in a single lump sum proposal. Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m., prevailing time on the 7th day of August 2018, at the office of the Public Housing Authority, (PHA), 838 Mason St. Barry, IL 62312, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. No Prebid Meeting has been scheduled. Parties interested in visiting the sites to review the project shall make arrangements with the PHA prior to visiting the properties. Proposal forms and contract documents, including plans and specifications, are on file at the office of the Housing Authority and at the office of Eggemeyer Associates Architects, Inc., 3029 South Park Ave./P. O. Box 640, Herrin, Illinois 62948; Phone No.:(618)988-2380; Website: Contract documents are also on file at the following plan rooms: Dodge Data and Analytics Arlington, TX

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Greater Peoria Contractors Plan Room Peoria, IL Copies of the documents may be obtained at the office of the Architect by depositing a check with the Architect in the amount of $100.00 for each set of documents so obtained, made payable to the Pike County Housing Authority. Such deposit will be refunded to each bidder who returns the plans, specifications and other documents in good condition to the Housing Authority or to the Architect within fourteen (14) days after bid opening. Partial sets may be purchased at the cost of photocopying and shipping cost upon completion of a request for partial plans/specifications form and submitting to the Architect. Documents may also be downloaded from the Architect’s website for bidding purposes only. In accordance with Clause No. 9, Bid Guarantee, of the Instructions to Bidders, all bids must be accompanied by a negotiable bid guarantee in the form of a certified check or bank draft, payable to the Pike County Housing Authority, U.S. Government Bonds at par value, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the Bidder and acceptable sureties in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the bid. The surety company must be authorized to do business in the state where the project is located and must be acceptable to the Government. If the bid guarantee is not submitted with the bid, the PHA will reject the bid. Proposals shall be made on unaltered bid forms which are incorporated herein. All blank spaces shall be completed. Proposals shall be signed with name typed below signature. When bidder is a corporation, proposals must be signed with the legal name of the corporation followed by the name of the state of incorporation and the legal signature of an officer authorized to bind the corporation to a contract. The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory performance and payment bond or bonds, or 20% cash escrow, or a 25 percent irrevocable letter of credit acceptable to the Housing Authority all in accordance with Clause No. 10, Assurance of Completion, of the Instructions to Bidders. Attention is called to the provisions for equal employment opportunity and that payment of not less than the minimum salaries and wages as set forth in the Specifications must be paid on this project. Any State rate that exceeds the corresponding Federal rate is inapplicable and shall not be enforced. All bidders shall submit with each bid, the Contractor’s Affirmative Action Certification to comply with the provision for equal employment opportunity. Representations, Certifications and Other Statements of Bidders, Form HUD-5369-A shall be submitted with the bid. Bidders shall carefully examine the documents and construction site to obtain firsthand knowledge of the existing condition. Contractors will not be given extra payments for conditions which can be determined by examining the site and documents. The Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities in the bidding. No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of sixty days (60) subsequent to the opening of bids without the consent of the Housing Authority. Pike County Housing Authority Date: June 22, 2018 By: Chris Bruns Title: Executive Director 6.27, 7.4, 7.11

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48178 160th Ave., Pearl: 3 BR, 2 BA, 4,100 sq. ft., full finished basement. 3 car att. garage. Call Harrison Lane.




#7 Pheasant Lane, Pittsfield: 3 BR, 3 BA, Move In Ready, Quail Ridge Sub. Call Kate Marable.



110 E. Prairie St., Camp Point: 6 BR, 3 BA, 2,200 sq. ft w/partially finished basement. Call Lloyd Phillips.



102 E. Franklin St., Griggsville: Great Business Opportunity. Commercial Property. Call Kate Marable.




18 Quail Ridge Drive, PIttsfield: 3 BR, 2 BA, 1,953 sq. ft., partially finished basement, 2 car attached garage. Call Kate Marable.






310 State St., Griggsville: Updated 3400 sq. ft. home, outdoor living spece, detached 24x40 garage. Call Kate Marable.







R.R. 1 Box 60, Nebo: 7 BR, multiple baths, 3,400 sq. ft. Currently being used as a hunting lodge. Call Scott Gatewood.



10 Shane Lane, Pittsfield: 3BR, 2BA 254 S. Monroe St., Pittsfield: 4 BR, 230 W. Jefferson St., Pittsfield: 3 1 home. 2 car garage, 1,732 sq. ft. 2 BA, 1,860 sq. ft. *Broker Owned. BR, 1 BA apartments, 3,530 sq. ft. Call Kate Marable. Call Scott Gatewood. Investment property. Call Kate Marable. $179,000 $159,000



524 N. Orchard St., Pittsfield: 3 BR, 2 BA, 1,415 sq. ft., 1 car attached garage. Call Judy Douglas.



303 N. Jackson St., Pittsfield: 4 BR, 215 N. Illinois St., Pittsfield: 4 BR, 3 114 E. Franklin St., Griggsville: 4 BR, 3 8 Acres Summer Hill Investment Property 3 BA, 3,707 sq. ft. BA, 2,473 sq. ft., carport. Lot size BA, attached 2 car gar., full finished bsmt. / Building Site: Pike County, Summer Hill. Call Kate Marable. Call Kate Marable. Call Judy Douglas. approx. 80x80. Call Kate Marable. $119,000 $109,000 $100,000




Harrison Lane: 217-440-0319 Kate Marable: 217-370-9809 Karen McConnell: 217-491-0563 Lloyd Phillips: 217-257-7096 Ken Renoud: 217-285-4749

Charlene Anderson: 217-473-8246 Judy Douglas: 217-430-1557 Dennis Douglas: 217-430-7181 Elaine Hoaglin: 217-491-1141 Kirby Hobbs: 217-491-2059 Shane Hunt: 217-491-1299







610 Field St., Nebo: 3BR, 1.5BA, Rural Pike County / Pittsfield School 432 Piper Lane, Pittsfield: 4 BR, 3 BA, 2.5 422 W. Perry St., Pittsfield: 3 BR, 1 504 N. Dutton St., Pittsfield: 3BR, 4,400 sq. ft. metal building. 6 city lots. District: 2BR, 1BA home. 1,474 sq. ft. car garage,3,432 sq. ft. 3.65 Acres. BA, detached garage. 1,144 sq. ft. 2BA, 1,440 Sq. Ft. Call Elaine Hoaglin. Call Kate Marable. Call Kate Marable Call Charlene Anderson. Call Charlene Anderson.














36236 Co. Hwy. 2, Baylis: Completely 328 Crossman Lane, Pittsfield: 2 BR, 1 BA, 635 N. Grant, Pittsfield: 3 BR, 2 BA, 303 N. Illinois St., Pittsfield: 2 BR, 1 BA, Carremodeled country home on 1 acre. Attached 1 car garage. Broker Owned. 1,284 sq. ft., 1 car detached garage. port, 940 sq. ft. Large lot, partially fenced. Call Scott Gatewood. Call Charlene Anderson. Call Harrison Lane. Call Kate Marable.










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Large Metal Building on 3 City Lots. Features a metal shed with 4,400 square footage, six garage doors with openers, an office are and work station; 200 amp. Floor is concrete. Call Elaine Hoaglin.

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610 Field St., Nebo, Illinois 1,120 sq. ft., 3 30469 253rd St., Barry: Residential, 170 Kellogg St., Pittsfield: Resi- 922 W. Adams St., Pittsfield: 2 BR, 318 E. Griggsville St., Pittsfield: 2 2BR, 1BA,1,000 sq. ft., .6 Acre. 1 BA, 747 sq. ft., detached ga- BR, 1 BA, 775 sq. ft., partial finBR, 1/2 BA. Attached garage, Basement. dential property. Call Charlene Anderson. rage. ished unfinished basement, Carport. Call Elaine Hoaglin. Call Kate Marable. Call Kate Marable. Call Kate Marable. $49,999 $50,000 $49,900





946 W. Jefferson St., Pittsfield: 2 BR, 405 West St., Pearl: 3 BR, 1 BA, 600 W. Jefferson St., Pittsfield: 2 BR, 1 BA, Newly updated open floor 936 sq. ft., crawl space. 1 BA, 978 sq. ft., carport. Historic plan. Newer roof, new flooring. Call Kate Marable. Luston home on large corner lot. Call Kate Marable. Call Kate Marable. $35,000





936 W. Jefferson St., Pittsfield: 1 243 S. Memorial St. & 240 S. IlBR, 1 BA, 480 sq. ft. Located on linois St., Pittsfield: Call Kate Marable. the edge of town. Call Kate Marable. $11,000 each


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Pike Press

Pittsfield, Illinois

Pike County Real Estate Richard Smith ..............................217.473.3286 John Borrowman...........................217.430.0645 Chris Nichols..................................217.473.3777 Tere Boes.......................................217.491.2267 Barb Goertz...................................217.257.7865

Elaine Smith ..................................217.473.3288 Todd Smith....................................217.285.4720 Chris Little......................................217.653.3697 Robert Evans.................................217.491.2391 Rodney Borrowman .................... 630-247-0667

Nikki Fish ...................................... 217-371-2858 Cyndi Borrowman Kamp ............ 217-779-1861 Sonya Little................................... 217-653-2943

FARM LISTINGS n NEW LISTING - Pike County 140 acres +/- New Salem TWP. Highly productive farm with 109 acres tillable with a PI of 117 and the remainder in marketable walnut timber. n Adams County 66 acres +/- Keene TWP. Great investment farm currently earning $300 per acre cash rent along Interstate 72. n PRICE REDUCED - Calhoun County 390 acres +/- Hardin TWP. Huge hunting farm with 70 acres tillable, secluded on dead end road with older home and outbuildings. n Calhoun County 275 acres +/- Belleview TWP. Prime farm land with 190 acres highly productive soil and remainder consisting of great deer hunting and duck hunting. n Calhoun County 93 acres +/- Salt Spring. Beautiful hunting farm with custom built 3BR log cabin with attached 2 car garage and ¾ acre fully stocked pond. n Calhoun County 80 acres +/- Hardin TWP. Excellent hunting farm with 15 acres tillable. n Calhoun County 80 acres +/- Belleview TWP. Nice investment farm with 80 tillable acres. n PRICE REDUCED - Calhoun County 20 acres +/- Richwood TWP. Completely remodeled 3BR farmhouse with 1 car detached garage sitting on 20 acres. n Calhoun County 7 acres +/- Poor Farm Hollow. Perfect building site with water, septic, electricity and 30’x 35’ metal shed. n Calhoun County 5 acres +/- Belleview TWP. One of a kind piece of property with cabin nestled between the wooded hills with a creek. n Pike County 1,500 acres +/- Atlas TWP. Fantastic deer and water fowl hunting farm with 1,200 a. tillable and remainder in timber and lakes with duck pits with cabin and pole shed. n Pike County 150 acres +/- Pittsfield and Derry TWP. Beautiful recreational farm with good tillable acreage, great deer density and pond. n Pike County 122 acres +/- Hadley TWP. Highly productive farm with 70 acres tillable with a PI of 121 and the remainder in timber with excellent deer hunting. n Pike County 89 acres +/- New Salem TWP. Beautiful recreational farm with good tillable acreage, pasture with cattle set-up, stocked pond and 2BR 2BA home. n Pike County 14 acres +/- 26170 Co. Hwy. 14, Pittsfield-Great building location in the country with 2 car garage with living quarters already on the property. n SALE PENDING - Pike County 41 acres +/- Pittsfield TWP. Nice recreational farm with 11 acres tillable and nice creek.


NEW LISTING - Rockbridge - 313 North St. - Adorable 2-3BR 1BA home sitting on 6 lots. Needs some TLC to bring back its glory! Priced to sell! $60’s. NEW LISTING - Hardin - 604 W. Main St. - Adorable 3-4BR 2BA home with many updates sitting on an oversized lot. $90’s. NEW LISTING - Golden Eagle - 771 Golden Eagle Ferry Rd. - 3BR 3BA 1,600 sq. ft. home with oversized 22’ x 21’1” garage with many updates sitting on 4.81 acres. $100’s. NEW LISTING - Griggsville - 301 S. Stanford - Newer 3BR 2BA home with 2 car detached garage, huge family room and nice deck. $100’s. NEW LISTING - Barry - 1315 Bainbridge - Very well kept 3BR 2BA home with full basement and nice yard on dead end road. Well worth the money!! $40’s. NEW LISTING - Griggsville - 401 N. Chandler St. - 2BR home that needs some work sitting on nice lot. Would make good rental property. $30’s. NEW LISTING - Pittsfield - 211 W. Fayette - Beautiful 3BR 2BA 1,750 sq. ft., 2 story home with many updates sitting in a great neighborhood close to the historic downtown area. $100’s. NEW LISTING - Griggsville - 209 N. Oak - Own cheaper than rent this freshly painted 2BR 1BA home with newer water heater, furnace, roof, and carpet. Priced right! $20’s. MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION - Barry - 1211 Rodgers St. - 4BR 3BA home with 21 ft. pool with deck and 30’ x 40’ shed sitting on 8.5 acres +/-. Very motivated Seller – will not refuse any reasonable offers!!! $200’s. Barry - 1409 Pratt St. - Beautiful 3BR 2BA home with finished basement and elaborate pool, patio and back porch perfect for entertaining. A must see!! $200’s. Baylis - 415 W. Railroad - 3BR 1BA home with 1 car detached garage, covered patio, newer roof and 2 enclosed porches sitting on .95 acres +/-. $20’s. PRICE REDUCED - Batchtown - RR1, Box 74 - 5BR 2BA brick ranch home sitting on 1 acre with new tin roof and very spacious front and back yard! $70’s PRICE REDUCED - Batchtown - 14797 S. Mississippi River Road - 3-4BR 4BA brick ranch home with 2 car attached garage sitting on 3 acres +/- with many added features. Move-in ready! $100’s. Florence - 25187 492nd St. - Cabin in the heart of Florence with a beautiful view of the Illinois River. Cabin has access from a rear gravel road. $50’s. HUGE PRICE REDUCTION - Griggsville - 202 N. Federal - 2BR home with deck and large garage/storage shed on corner lot across from school. $30’s. Griggsville - 114 S. Stanford - 2BR 1BA home that has been totally remodeled. $40’s. PRICE REDUCED - Griggsville - 415 W. Lincoln St. - Quality 3BR 1BA home with nice screened in porch, 2 car garage and large heated workshop. MOTIVATED SELLER! $100’s. Hamburg - 15664 N. Mississippi River Road - Adorable 2BR cabin on the Mississippi River with new roof and siding. Priced to sell!! $40’s. Hamburg - 408 Washington - 2BR home sitting on 2 lots with many updates with workshop and private fenced in yard. $50’s. PRICE REDUCED - Hamburg - 15729 N. Mississippi River Road - Updated 3BR cabin with deck sitting on 4 riverfront lots on the Mississippi River with 2 boat docks and ramp. $60’s. Hardin - 1041 St. Hwy. 100 - Adorable 3BR 2BA home with oversized 2 car attached garage with heat sitting on one acre. $100’s. Calhoun County - Golden Eagle - Riverfront lot at the end of a dead end road on the Mississippi River on Cove Rd. with electricity and water available. Kampsville - 4 lots St. Louis Ave. - 4 lots with water, sewer and electricity hookups currently used as a campground with outbuildings and camper. Kampsville - 218 New St. - 4BR 2BA home with a 22’ x 28’ separate man cave with patio and deck perfect for entertaining sitting on 2 lots. $90’s. Kampsville - 108 W. Maple - Beautiful 3BR 2 1/2BA ranch home with many updates located on a dead end road. $90’s. Kinderhook - 27959 230th Ave. - 2BR custom built home sitting on 1 acre with 10 x 12 shed. Would make the perfect retirement home or weekend getaway! $100’s. Milton - 372 Blue Grass St. - Exquisite 3BR 2BA home with 2 car detached garage with many updates. $100’s Perry - S. Naples St. - 3 nice building lots with utilities available. Pittsfield - 4 Quail Ridge Dr. - Grand 2 story 4BR home accentuated with beautiful hardwood, custom cabinetry and spacious floor plan. Low $300’s. DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION - Pittsfield - 429 Piper Lane - Beautiful, spacious 3-4BR 2BA home with full finished basement and oversized 2 car attached garage sitting on 2 lots. $100’s. PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 3A Dove Lane - Newer very efficient 2BR 2BA duplex with a new enclosed 4 season room in a nice subdivision setting. $100’s. Pittsfield - 690 Walnut - 3BR ranch home with 1 car garage and full finished basement in nice location. Would make a great starter home! $100’s. Pittsfield - 913 N. Orchard - Nice 3BR maintenance free ranch home with 2 car garage and large storage shed. $90’s. Pittsfield - 428 N. Monroe - Large 4BR home on nice corner lot. Motivated Sellers!! $60’s. Pittsfield - 527 Meadow St. - 3BR 2BA home with 1 car attached garage in great location. $50’s. Pittsfield - 223 E. Perry - 2BR home with 1 car attached garage. Would make a great starter or retirement home. $30’s. PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 830 N. Orchard - Nice home building site that consists of 2 80’ x 160’ lots . Pleasant Hill - Deer Ridge Estates - Large building lot with City sewer and water available. Pleasant Hill - 803 S. Main St. - 2BR 1BA 952 sq. ft. home selling as is. Interior needs some TLC. Priced to sell! $20’s. Pleasant Hill - 204 Fairgounds Rd. - Totally remodeled 2BR home with 1 car attached garage. Like new!! $40’s. Pleasant Hill - 405 Commerce - Nice building lot with partially finished workshop with heat and office space. $50’s. Pleasant Hill - 801 S. Main - 4BR 2BA home with attached garage sitting on nice corner lot. Price right! Needs some TLC!! $50’s. PRICE REDUCED - Pleasant Hill - 702 Houston - Move-in ready 3BR 2BA manufactured home on permanent foundation with 2 outbuildings. $70’s. Pleasant Hill - 408 Commerce - 4BR 1BA home with oversized 1 car garage sitting on .9 acre. $80’s. Rockport - 16934 St. Hwy. 96 - Custom built pine log home with 1 car attached garage and open loft located on 2 acres. $100’s. PRICE REDUCED - Rockport - 17620 Hwy. 96 - Old schoolhouse converted into 4BR 2BA home with full basement that has endless possibilities sitting on 1.62 acres +/-. $100’s. SALE PENDING - Pittsfield - 14 Bear Court - Very nice 3BR 2BA home sitting on 1.5 lots in a nice South location. SALE PENDING - Pittsfield - 15 Quail Ridge Drive - Beautiful 2,200 sq. ft. ranch home in Quail Ridge Subdivision with full finished basement and 2 car attached garage sitting on large lot. $200’s. SALE PENDING - Pittsfield - 810 W. Grant St. - Like new high efficient 3BR 2BA ranch home with attached 2 car garage. Great starter or retirement home! $100’s. SALE PENDING - Pittsfield - Beautiful classic 2 story 4-5BR home in highly desirable location. SALE PENDING - New Salem - 1000 Brown St. - Remodeled 3-4BR home with oversized 3 car garage sitting on 2 acres +/-. Move-in ready! $100’s. SALE PENDING - PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 509 Jill St. - 3BR 2BA home with 1 car garage and nice back yard. $80’s. SALE PENDING - Pittsfield - 3BR 2BA bi-level home with 2 car garage. SALE PENDING - Jerseyville - 3BR home in rural setting. SALE PENDING - Pittsfield - Modern 3BR 2BA ranch style home with attached 2 car garage in South location. $180’s. SALE PENDING - Baylis - 245 Locust St. - Maintenance free 3BR 1BA bungalow with nice fenced in yard and great 2 car detached garage/workshop. $50’s. SALE PENDING - Pittsfield - Very nice 3BR 2BA home with finished basement in Quail Ridge Subdivision. $200’s. SALE PENDING - PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 116 N. Jackson-Beautifully restored and very well maintained 6BR 2BA home with full finished basement, 1 car detached garage and fenced in back yard. Motivated Sellers!! $100’s. SALE PENDING - Barry - 207 2400 E. - Custom log home with nice outbuilding, all sitting on 10 acres. SALE PENDING - Pleasant Hill - 16784 Cold Run Creek - Nice newer home with outbuilding on 45 acres. SALE PENDING - Pittsfield - 1302 Lakeview Dr. - Totally custom home sitting on 4 acres +/- with all the extras. The perfect home site with your own private pond at the edge of Pittsfield. $300’s. SALE PENDING - Griggsville - 616 W. Quincy - Well maintained 5BR 1.5BA 2 story home with original woodwork, newer garage and additional carport sitting on corner lot. $70’s. SALE PENDING - PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 104 Liberty Court - 2BR 1BA ranch style home with new roof and many updates. $50’s. SALE PENDING - PRICE REDUCED - Barry - 1400 Rodgers St. - Nice shop with geo-thermal in great location. SOLD - NEW LISTING - Pittsfield - 423 E. Fayette St. - Very nice 2BR home with many updates in a great location. Priced to sell!! $60’s. SOLD - Pittsfield - 626 N. Monroe St. - 4BR 2BA home with beautiful oak staircase and 1 car attached garage. Priced to sell! $30’s. SOLD - Pearl - 46823 103rd Ave. - 3BR home with 2 car detached garage and large shed sitting on 4.8 acres +/-. $50’s SOLD - Pittsfield - 311 E. Benson - Maintenance free 3BR 1BA home that is move-in ready. Bank owned. $50’s. SOLD - Pittsfield - 125 Haney Lane - Maintenance free 3BR 2BA brick home with 2 car attached garage, pool and deck in a quiet subdivision. $100’s. SOLD - Hardin - 106 Oakridge - Beautiful 5BR 3BA split level home in a great neighborhood with many updates! $100’s.


SUMMER HILL - Hwy. 54 - Great building lot in the heart of Summer Hill. $7,500.

PITTSFIELD - 217 S. Illinois St. Empty 67.5’X160’ lot. Nice flat lot to build a home. $13,000

KINDERHOOK - 310 High St. - Cute 1-2BR home with nice 2 car detached garage with large garden space and numerous fruit trees sitting on 2 lots. $38,500.

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NEBO - 720 East Park St. - Nice 2BR home with knotty pine ceiling and pine floors, wrap around deck and detached garage with a big yard. Would make a great starter home. $45,000.

PLEASANT HILL - 701 S. MainAdorable 2-3BR 1BA home with many updates and beautiful landscaping! This is the perfect starter home! $40’s.

DETROIT - 106 E. Farm St. - Nice 3BR home with 2 car detached garage that has been newly updated. A lot of house for the money! $49,900.


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BARRY - 658 Main St. - Affordable 3-4BR 2BA home with some updating. Could be converted to 2 apartments. Priced to sell!! $59,500.

PITTSFIELD - 339 S. Illinois Neat 2BR 1BA home with new roof and maintenance free exterior. $61,500.

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GRIGGSVILLE - 114 W. Walnut - Totally remodeled 2BR home with solid hardwood floors and lots of closet space. Perfect starter or retirement home! $79,500.

PITTSFIELD - 444 Kellogg St. 2-3BR 2BA manufactured home with 2 car attached garage on corner lot. $119,900.

PITTSFIELD - 343 S. Mason Extra nice 2BR home with loads of updates in a nice neighborhood. $75,000.


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SUMMER HILL - 19620 U.S. Hwy. 54 - Classic 4BR 2BA farm home with modern updates and hardwood floors in the living room and dining room. Motivated Seller!! $89,900.

PITTSFIELD - 1101 Sunset Dr. - Nice 3BR 1BA brick home with full basement in great location. $117,000.

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PITTSFIELD - 331 Piper Lane - Beautiful 2 story completely remodeled 4BR 2BA home with an impressive master suite. $145,000.

PITTSFIELD - 34229 270th Ave. 3,200 sq. ft. finished 3BR 3BA home with 2 car attached and 2 car detached garage sitting on 5 acres +/-. $264,900.

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BARRY n The summer reading challenge at the Barry Public Library continues until Aug. 14 for the 3rd8th grade. Prizes will include Kindles and gift cards. For children who are not yet in Kindergarten, we have the Rubber Ducky Club. 12 children have received their prizes for June which totaled 20 rubber ducks and 8 books. This program will continue indefinitely. Call the library for more information: 3352149. DETROIT n Wanda Mountain Boys will be appearing in concert this Friday, July 13 at the Mississippi Valley Christian Service Camp Chapel. The concert will start at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome! The camp is "handicapped" accessible.For contact information please call the camp: (217) 723-4337 or Steve Haskins at (217) 891-7616. n Detroit Methodist Church invites everyone in Pike County to join us for Vacation Bible School to be held Monday through Friday, July 9--13 at Detroit Methodist Church from 6:30-8 p.m. The closing will be Friday evening July 13. There will be music and craft and lessons and snacks and worship. The VBS is open to children of all ages. Please bring your own children and invite your friends and neighbors to join us for VBS 2018. If you have any questions feel free to call Pastor Dave at 833—2457 or 833—2575. n Jim Dain, MVCSC camp manager, has announced the return of Gospel Gigs for this summer into fall, ‘2018. Dain said there will be a series of (4) concerts continuing until Sept. 9. All concerts will be held in the camp chapel starting at 6:30 p.m. The theme for the concert series will be “Lord, Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8). For more information please contact Jim Dain at (573) 324-4676 or Steve Haskins at (217) 891-7616. GRIGGSVILLE

n Do you remember the

fun you had as a youngster running over town during a scavenger hunt? Now is your chance to relive those memories, but with an adult twist! The parents of the Griggsville-Perry High School cheerleaders are hosting an Adult Scavenger Hunt Saturday, July 14. Registration begins at 6 p.m at Teddys, on the square in Griggsville. If you would like to join us but don’t have a full team come on up and

we’ll do our best to fill a team for you. The hunt will run from 7-9 p.m. Teams will race around Griggsville completing tasks, taking selfies, collecting fun and unusual items, taking shots, and having loads of fun. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. For any questions please contact Lila Martin at 217-430-1142. The fun doesn’t end at 9 though. Stick around and enjoy the DJ that is being provided by Teddy’s. MILTON n Backyard Bible Club (BBC) is a vacation bible school in your neighborhood of Milton and surroundings towns July 11-15 with storytelling, games, snacks and songs. Each evening, Wednesday-Saturday from 6:30-8:15 p.m., kiddos in grades Kindergarten to 8th are invited to join the fun at a location in their neighborhood; parents are also welcome to come! Sunday evening, kids and families are invited to a Celebration Night at the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene Family Center. For more information or if you’d like to pre-register call Karla DeVries 723-4036. Look for a Backyard Bible Club banner in your neighborhood! PITTSFIELD n Senior Day at the Pike Co. Fair Wed., July 18 with registration before the Liberty Village lunch at 11:30 a.m. in the AC of the Lion's Bldg. on the Fairgrounds. There will be chosen a new king and queen, the whitest hair, oldest, etc. and then BINGO!! This is open to all seniors in the area, so come and enjoy fun and fellowship in AC.

n The Garden Unit of HCE will meet Tues July 17 at 2 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Building. Bring a solar light from Dollar General for the craft project. Also bring a picture or two (flowers, birds, flag, etc) if you want to decorate to your flower pot. n WWII presentation at

Pike Co. All-Wars Museum, July 14-15, 12-4 p.m. and also on July 28.

n The Pike County Senior

Citizens Center in Pittsfield will be hosting their monthly fundraiser fish fry Thursday, July 12 from 4:306:30. Carry outs are available and all ages are welcome. There will be a choice of catfish fillet or buffalo, choice of 2 sides, bread, tea and a choice of dessert. n An information night about the Truck Driver Training Program at John

Office/Apartment in downtown Winchester. Two-story brick building, A/C & newer furnace. Office downstairs is 1600 sq. ft. Apartment upstairs is 1600 sq. ft. with 2 large berooms and separate entrance. Rents for $595/mo. Seller can help finance or give $6,000 cash back at close. Huge discount price: $48,000.

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Wood Community College will be held Monday, July 23, at 6 p.m. at the Southeast Education Center (SEC), located a mile north of Pittsfield on Route 54. Classes will begin at the SEC Oct. 29 and will be held every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday through Dec. 12. For information, contact the Truck Driver Training program, 217.641.4959 or 217.641.4914.

n Vacation Bible School at the Pittsfield First Baptist, corner of Washington and Memorial Streets. Theme and TimeLab and the VBS runs July 9-13, from 9 a.m. until noon. Registration begins at 8:40 a.m. Kids entering kindergarten through those entering sixth grade are welcome. n Backyard Bible Club

(BBC) is a vacation bible school in your neighborhood July 11-15 with storytelling, games, snacks and songs. Each evening, WednesdaySaturday from 6:30-8:15 p.m., kiddos in grades Kindergarten to 8th are invited to join the fun at a location in their neighborhood; parents are also welcome to come! Sunday evening, kids and families are invited to a Celebration Night at the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene Family Center. For more information or if you’d like to pre-register call Alisha Thelander 285-4091. Look for a Backyard Bible Club banner in your neighborhood! PLEASANT HILL n Red Cross is hosting a Blood Drive Monday, July 16 from 2–6 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Christian Church fellowship hall.

n Vacation Bible School will be at the Pleasant Hill Christian Church Sunday, July 8 to Wednesday, July 11 from 6-8 p.m. for kindergarten through 6th grade. Bible lessons on Daniel's courage, singing, crafts, games and great food! Get hayride permission slips at both banks, KC's Hardware, Bob's or the post office. ONGOING

n Classmates of Pittsfield High School Class of 1963,

have you made your reservation for our 50th class reunion? If not, please call Cherryll Gaffney Allen at 309-333-7753 or email: Don't miss out on all the fun!

n Looking for graduates of the class of 1958- Anyone with information call Peggy Westerhold at 217-248-3772. Reunion day 7/28/18.


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in and around the Pike County Area n EPFPD Ladies Aux. will

be sending in another brick order. Anyone that missed out on the first order and would like to purchase a brick, please contact a member of the fire dept. or ladies aux. Sizes available are 4x8, 8x8 and 12x12. If you would like to see what the bricks look like, they are on the north wall at the Milton Firehouse. Any questions, please contact Deb Moore 217-723-4228. Deadline for this order is 7/27/18. n For more information please contact Jim Dain at (573) 324-4676 or Steve Haskins at (217) 891-7616. MVCSC Camp calendar: Mission Trip, July 15-21 Wilderness Camp, Aug. 5-9 Sportsman (and Ladies) Camp, Aug. 12-15 Family Camp, Sept. 7-9 n John Wood Community College’s JDub Academy will offer classes for students during the month of June. The hands-on educational enrichment program is offered to children in grades kindergarten through 12th. Experts in a range of professions from art and foreign language to engineering and science will instruct classes. To learn more about these classes, visit jdubacademy. Cost per class varies. For more information, call 217.641.4941. n All John Wood Community College center offices, in Pittsfield and Baylis will operate on summer hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, May 21 to Aug. 3. Summer classes will meet as listed on students’ schedules. Regular office hours for the academic year will resume Monday, Aug. 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. n The class of 1959 will meet for lunch the third Tuesday of each month at the Courtyard Cafe at 11 a.m. All classmates please come.

n Area senior adults are invited to attend a monthly multi-denominational Bible Study with David and Charlotte Hamilton. Meeting the 1st and 3rd Thursday morning each month in the Shaw room of the Pittsfield Senior Center with refreshments, visiting and group singing from 10-10:25 a.m. Bible study begins at 10:30, dismissing promptly at 11 a.m. A free printed study guide will be provided each month.

n Do you have an old cell phone you don’t use anymore? You can donate it to a worthy cause! We will take

all donated phones, even if they are damaged. They can be left at the Quanada in Pike County office at 941 W. Washington in Pittsfield. For further information, call 285-6119. n Water Aerobic classes at the King Park pool in Pittsfield Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.noon and 5-6 p.m. Any questions: call 217-285-4524. n The Pittsfield Women's Club meets at noon on the 4th Tuesday of the month. The meeting includes lunch and a program. Membership is open to all women in Pike County. For more information, contact Ann Rine at 217-285-1616. n Calvary Baptist Church of Pittsfield's Helping Hands is held every 3rd Saturday of month from 9-11 a.m. n Pike County Senior Citizens Center Widows Support Group meets in the Shaw room every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. There also is a monthly card party/luncheon scheduled for every 2nd Wednesday. The players play Pitch and Bridge and if you are interested please call the center at 217-285-4969. n Home and Community Education (HCE) board meets the first Monday of each month. Visitors and members of HCE are invited to attend the 10 a.m. meeting at the Farm Bureau building. Come see the plans for the new year. n The Springfield Vet Center is now offering Readjustment Counseling in Pittsfield. We are currently at the American Legion Post 152 every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Veterans and their families can schedule an appointment by calling 217-492-4955 during normal business hours and asking for John Mizer LSW. n Pike County PAL (Parents of Addicted Loved Ones) Group will be meeting every Thursday evening from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Shaw Room at the Pike County Senior Citizens Center. Please use the back entrance. For questions call 217-653-6076. n The class of 1961 will have lunch at the Cardinal Inn on the 3rd Friday of each month at noon. Classmates, Please attend. n Bursting Bubbles foundation emotional support group on the first Tuesday

of the month from 6-7 p.m. at the Barry YMCA and at Illini Hospital on the second Thursday of the month from 6-7 p.m. For more information call 217-335-2961. n 12 Step Al-Anon Family Support Group for alcohol and narcotic addiction every Monday at 8 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Pittsfield (Breezeway entrance). For more information, call Betty at 217- 285-6191. n Bright Star Methodist Cooperative Parish (Oxville, Florence, Detroit, Griggsville, Perry, and New Salem) county wide Bible Studies for Spring 2018 will be held every Wednesday morning at Griggsville UMC at 9:30 a.m. and every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Perry UMC. This is absolutely free and everyone in Pike County are welcome to attend. Questions? Call Pastor Dave at 217-8332575. n Set Free is a non-traditional recovery program for adults (ages 18+), based on doing life together. Join us for Set Free every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Pittsfield Assembly of God. There is free childcare, from birth6th grade. Learn more: Set Free Recovery Group on n The Pittsfield Masonic Lodge meets the second Monday of every month at the Masonic Lodge. n Meals Plus for Seniors serves lunch at noon, Mon. through Fri. at Findley Place. Over 60, meals are based on donations. Call Connie by 8:50 a.m. on the day you would like to make reservations at 217-285-6150. Milk and bread offered with every meal. OUT-OF-COUNTY n Benefit to help defray costs connected with Mallory's breast cancer fight. Mallory Carroll Willen is a stay at home Mom and Adam is a union carpenter. They have three beautiful children. The event will be held at the Alton Sportsman Club, 3109 Godfrey Road, Godrey, IL 62035. 2:30-9 p.m. July 14. $20 ticket or $35 a couple, children 12 and under free. Meal and 1 raffle ticket included with ticket purchase. Games, food and live music. Raffle baskets will drawn at 7:30 p.m. with live auction to follow. $20 per team for corn hole tournament. Local donations can be brought to the Bank of Kampsville in Pleasant Hill. Come, enjoy and show your support!


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Pike Press


Pittsfield, Illinois

Class of 54 announces two scholarships

Austin ator

kerri ballinger

joey feenstra

Michelle gates

Layne gregory

Jacob Gresham

Billie Henry

Addie lagemann

Briana kattelman

Morgan Plattner

brooklynn Scharwark

Clare smith

This year, the Pittsfield High School Class of 1954 offered a new scholarship opportunity for PHS alumni who were planning to return to school. Two awards, each in the amount of $5,000 were awarded to: Michelle Gates, a graduate of Pittsfield High School, was awarded a $5,000 alumni scholarship. Gates works as a math teacher in Louisiana, Mo. and is pursuing a graduate degree in school counseling from Creighton University in Omaha. Billie Henry, a graduate of Pittsfield High School, was also awarded a $5,000 alumni

scholarship from the Pittsfield High School Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund. Henry currently resides and works in Carthage and is pursuing a graduate degree in microbiology from the University of Florida. The Class of 1954 is also offering another new scholarship opportunity for PHS alumni who were attending summer school. Six (6) awards of $1,000 each were made to: Ema Stendback, who is pursuing a master of business administration degree with a concentration in general business from the University of Central Missouri in

Warrensburg, Mo. She lives in the St. Louis metro area where she works as a civil engineer; Austin Ator , who is an agricultural and biological engineering major at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign; Brooklynn Scharwark, who is a history and geography major at Illinois State University in Normal; Morgan Plattner, who is an agricultural and consumer economics major at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign; Addie Lagemann, who is pursuing a doctorate of physical therapy degree from Maryville University in St. Louis; Briana

Kattelman, who is a nursing student at the Goldfarb School of Nursing in St. Louis. Seniors from the class of 2018 who received scholarships from the Class of 1954 were: The following graduating seniors from the Class of 2018 were awarded scholarships: Jacob Gresham was awarded a $5,000 scholarship (renewable for up to 4 years for a total value of $20,000) from the Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund. He plans to study accounting at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville; Layne Gregory was awarded a $5,000 scholarship (renew-

able for up to 4 years for a total value of $20,000) from the Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund. She will major in education at Illinois College in Jacksonville; Kerri Ballinger was awarded a $5,000 vo-tech scholarship from the Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund.S She will study mortuary science at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg; Joey Feenstra was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund. He will enter the pre-medicine track at Monmouth College; Claire Smith was awarded a $5,000 community college scholarship from the Class of 1954

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Scholarship Fund. She plans to pursue a nursing degree through John Wood Community College.

All pre-requisite courses for nursing now offered at JWCC Southeast Education Center Students who live in the southeastern portion of John Wood Community College’s district may now take all prerequisite courses for JWCC’s nursing program at the college’s Southeast Education Center (SEC) near Pittsfield.  “We listened to the needs of residents and the healthcare community and are pleased to share that we have more instructors on board so students may now take all nursing pre-requisites right in their own backyard, which should save them considerable time and travel cost,” Diane Vose, JWCC manager of regional centers, said “The foundational science courses are offered in our new lab and provide incredible access and one-on-one instruction from our professors.  That’s a great benefit when preparing for a career in healthcare.” The facility’s new science lab, and an additional science instructor, Pittsfield native Dr. Justin Cobb, allow JWCC to offer more science classes to help meet the demand for students pursuing nursing and other healthcare programs. Cobb holds a master’s degree in biology from the University of Illinois and a master’s in biomedical science and a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.  Cobb and Mike Smith from Pittsfield teach all science courses needed before application to JWCC’s selective nursing program.   During the course of one academic year, all pre-requisite nursing courses are offered at the SEC. Spring and summer science offerings include general biol-

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Dr. Justin Cobb ogy and human anatomy/ physiology II. Fall schedules include general biology, microbiology and human anatomy/physiology I.   Other nursing pre-requisites offered throughout the year at the SEC include Introduction to speech (fall, spring and summer); rhetoric and composition I (fall); statistics (fall and spring); introduction to psychology (fall); developmental psychology (online). All courses, unless otherwise noted, are classroom based and take place at the SEC. Students attending other four-year universities may also enroll in JWCC’s courses at the SEC and transfer them back to their native institution. Students may take all classes needed for many other associate degrees and four-year general education courses at the SEC through a combination of online and face-to-face classes. More information is available by contacting the center at 217.285.5319 or or visiting 

Rotary recognizes Barber for service Pittsfield Rotary President Nathan Painter, left, presented an outstanding service award to Chuck Barber for being club secretary for as long as anyone could remember. Barber has been a member since 1961.


presents scholarships

Emery Rucker, left, and Layne Gregory, right, are awarded Rotary Scholarships in the amount of $500 each. Not pictured are Duncan Bradshaw and Joel Cook, who also received $500 in scholarships.

School is just around the corner

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elects new officers

From left to right, Sheila Davidsmeyer (board of directors), Megan Vose (president elect), Cindy Prentice (president), and Molly Hoots (board of directors).

School will be starting in about a month and the financial drain on some families can cause a hardship. The White Cottage in Atlas has offered to serve as a drop-off zone where anyone can drop off gently used school clothes or school supplies. And as a special incentive, anyone dropping off five dollars or more in donations will receive a 10 percent discount at the White Cottage, located at the corner of US 54 and Rt. 96 in Atlas.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Pike Press


Pittsfield, Illinois

Pleasant Hill crowns 4th of July winners

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Eight girls are vying for the title of Miss Pike County. The pageant will kick off the Pike County Fair next week in Pleasant Hill. In front, the reigning, 2017 queen, Juliana Frey. In back, left to right, Ashley Miller, Mackenzie Phillips, Reagan Stauffer, Chandler Hayden, Ashlyn Martin, Libby Lemons, Alexa Shoemaker and Samantha Clostermery. The Miss, Junior Miss and Little Mr and Miss will all start a 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 18.

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The 2018 Miss Pleasant Hill was Faith Capps, seated, the and daughter of Legena Gratton and Gary Capps. Standing is Miss Congeniality and first runner up Emily Leonard, daughter of Tom and Michelle Mavity.

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The contestants for the Junior Miss Pike County pageant are, Alexandria Lowry, Harlee De Camp, the reigning Junior Miss, Michelle Taylor, Brooklyn Crone, Lindsey Ramsey, Kayde Rennecker. The pageant will be Wednesday, July, 18 at 7 p.m.

Pike County Fair kicks off one week from today

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Standing left to right, second runner-up in the Junior Miss pageant, Callie Vansstrein, daughter of Andrew and Jessia Givens, the 2018 Junior Miss Pleasant Hill, Beretta Winchell, daughter of Corey Winchell and Debbie Winchell, first runner-up, McKinley Lowe, daughter of Ryan and Emily Lowe and Miss Congeniality, Lindsey Wright, daughter of Keith Wright Jr. and granddaughter of John and Billie Parker.

By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press The Pike County Fair starts July 18 with a full slate of excitement and entertainment for four nights. Starting off the events will be the Miss, Junior Miss and Little Mr and Miss pageants. Those begin at 7 p.m. Thursday night will be the tractor pull and action will start at 6:30 p.m.

A full rodeo will take the grandstand area Friday night at 7 p.m. “This a full rodeo,” Dave Forshey, fair board president, said. “It’s not just a bull rider, it’s bronco riders, calf-roping, barrel racing. A whole rodeo.” Morning events start Friday with the sheep and goat show. Saturday morning the baby contest will kick off at 10 a.m. and the cattle show will also

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The 2018 Prince and Princess of the Pleasant Hill 4th of July were: Maddison Parks, daughter of Jeff and Elizabeth Bolton and Easton Hannel, son of Eric and Jacquelynn Hannel. Jaici Yanczer, daughter of Kierra and Dillon Kramer, was the first runner-up.







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The 2018 Pleasant Hill Baby Boy was Brentley Bolton, son of Jeff and Liz Bolton and the 2018 Pleasant Hill Baby Girl was Layla Damon, daughter of Braden and Janessa Damon.

The Little Mr and Miss contest was full of cuties, giving the judges a hard time to choose. In the end, Kenze Givens, daughter of Andrew and Jessica Givens was crowned Little Miss and Jarrett Hannel , son of Jacquelynn and Eric Hannel was crowned Little Mr.

take place. Conner Amusements will be at the fairgrounds all four nights and will begin their activities at 6 p.m. each evening. “They say they will bring 20 units,” Forshey said. “Rides, games, food, etc.” The carnival will run from 6-10 each night and the fairgrounds will open each day at 5 p.m.


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