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All schools on board with A.L.I.C.E. By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press All schools in the county seem to have adopted A.L.I.C.E, an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate, in the event of a active shooter or aggressive intruder entering one of their buildings. Western and Griggsville-Perry have already held the four-hour training and have adopted the program as their policy. Pleasant Hill plans to offer the program to their staff later this year and Pikeland is having the program later this month. “I’ve encountered no resistance from our staff at all about taking the

training,” Paula Hawley, superintendent of Pikeland Unit 10, said. “It’s quite different than what we have in place but it gives us another tool in the tool box if we ever need it.” A.L.I.C.E. advocates a more proactive response to a threat. “This is not just for schools,” Paul Petty, Pike County sheriff, said. “It is for any place that an active shooter might be a threat – malls, churches, theaters or a business.” The program calls for barricading entrances to rooms using available items such as desks, book cases and to use other, smaller items to deter the shooter from advancing. “If an intruder does gain access to a room where potential victims are, they

“Schools are the most vulnerable places. You can have the best electronic devices but you are in denial if you don’t think they can get in.”

Terry Robertson, Interim superintendent, Western school district should use anything at their disposal to throw that shooter off-guard,” Petty said. “A stapler, shoes, anything that can cause a break in the rhythm or buy a couple of seconds worth of time.” Although every situation is different, A.L.I.C.E. also advocates leaving the scene if it can be done so safely. Older, outdated policies taught “hide

and hunker.” “And sometimes that is still the best advice,” Petty said. ‘But if you have a chance to climb out window and run, do it.” Ron Edwards, assistant superintendent at Pleasant Hill High School, says he is in favor of the plan. (See, A.L.I.C.E., A2)

WCMTD service suspension strands area seniors


By JUSTIN A. COBB Pike Press West Central Mass Transit District has suspended all transportation services until it receives nearly $700,000 owed to it by the state, WCMTD executive director Jean Jumper announced in a press release Friday morning. The suspension of services, which began Saturday and affects all six counties served by WCMTD—Brown, Cass, Morgan, Pike, Schuyler, and Scott—was announced after the state comptroller’s office indicated no payments would be made until December 2016, according to the press release. “Public transportation services will not be reinstated until such time that funds owed to the system by the State of Illinois Department of Transportation are received,” the press release reads. “West Central Mass Transit District is awaiting payment of two IDOT (See, SERVICE., A2)

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Top: Throngs converged upon Pike County this past weekend seeking eats, treats, arts, crafts, and entertainment at the annual Color Drive. Mattie Schlieper, of Quincy, plays with a wagon-load of schnauzers Saturday afternoon on the courthouse lawn in Pittsfield.

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Left: Sharon Bargmann, of Fishhook, shows several paintings of hers she had for sale in Fishhook Saturday afternoon. For more photos from the Color Drive, please turn to page A8.

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Used tire collection set to reschedule

By JUSTIN A. COBB Pike Press The used tire collection originally scheduled for Oct. “It’s going 22 by the county has to be been postponed, Jane Johnson, Pike County rescheduled Health Department to work with environmental health director, said by IEPA. There’s phone Wednesday no date set morning, Oct. 12. “It’s going to be yet.” rescheduled to work with IEPA,” Johnson Jane Johnson, said. “There’s no date set yet.” LEHP The Illinois EnviEnvironmental health ronmental Protection director, Pike County Agency (IEPA) is curHealth Department rently working with units of local government across the state to dispose of used tires, which can hold stagnant water and provide breeding grounds for disease-carrying mosquitoes, according to Johnson. “They started at the southern end of the state (See, TIRES., A2)

Students oppose book banning in general By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press The English and literary departments of Pikeland Community School and Pittsfield High School attracted a large crowd to the Pittsfield Public Library last week to discuss banning books The students were joined by their teachers as well as a number of members of the general public. Every student who spoke was opposed to the banning of books by some sort of authority other than parental controls. “Only parents should have the authority to stop their children from reading books they feel are inappropriate for their children,” Seth Colbert, a student speaking to the crowd, said. Kelly Rhodes also spoke in opposition of bans. “It would help us if we were ever in a situation like described in some of the books,” Rhodes said. Kristin Sibley agreed.

“It could only broaden our perspective,” she said. Students said some books are banned because of ridiculous ideas. All students agreed most books are banned because of sexual content, glamorizing alcohol and drug use, foul language and violence. Several students pointed to a book series named “Captain Underpants.” The book series was the top banned book in 2013 when it beat out the 2012 “Fifty Shades of Gray” series on the list. Captain Underpants is a 10-part series revolving around two prankster boys who create the superhero. Parents complained the book used offensive language. In one of the books, the author refers to the school principal as “Mean Old Mr. Krupp.” Also mentioned is the violence. In one book George and Harold save each other from evil robots by whacking the robots with pieces of wood. The chapter does come with a disclaimer: “The follwing

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Left to right, Kelly Rhodes, Kristin Sibley and Seth Colbert, all students at Pittsfield High School, were among a dozen or so students who spoke out against banning books Oct. 11 at the Pittsfield Public Library.

chapter contains graphic scenes showing two boys beating the tar out of a couple of robots.If you have high blood pressure or if you faint at the sight of

motor oil, we strongly urge you to take better care of yourself and stop being such a baby.” The complainers also mention nudity, in that the book’s

hero wears only underwear and give examples of misbehavior, blackmail and threats. “My dad read them to me (See, BOOKS., A2)


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SIMCO to start construction By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press After two and one-half years in the process, Greg Dolbeare, president of Sny Island Merchandising Company (SIMCO), has a goal of starting construction on a grain elevator near Pike Station in the next few weeks. “We hope to start driving the pilings before Thanksgiving,” Dolbeare said. Dolbeare plans to build a grain handling facility on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River. The elevator will have grain silos and a 900-foot long conveyor belt to carry the grain to the barges on the river. Plans also call for scales, pits for unloading, roads for truck traffic in and out of the facility and an office area. An rough entrance road has already been built to accommodate construction workers. “It will all be done in phases,” Dolbeare said. “The first thing we have to do before we can start with the pilings is to remove the mussels from the river.” Much of the 30-month process in getting this close to starting construction has been getting permits from all the involved agencies. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources was one of the last to give nod

to the process and only then if the mussels in the area are removed. “They want us to go out into the river and physically remove the mussels,” Dolbeare said. “There are firms that do that. They are called ecological specialists.” Dolbeare said he has already made arrangements with a firm to perform the task. Dolbeare has also worked with the Army Corps of Engineers, the Sny Island Drainage District, the Environmental Protection Agency, Pike County zoning and numerous other agencies making his dream a reality. “The conveyor will go across the Sny Levee,” Dolbeare said. “The Sny has given permission.” The conveyor belt will be 14-feet above the levee, according to Dolbeare. Dolbeare said his facility will be the only grain handling facility on the Mississippi between East Hannibal and Alton and will be the only new state-ofthe-art facility for many miles. “Most of the grain handling facilities in our area are older,” Dolbeare said at the time he announced his plans. “This has been a lengthy process to get to this point, where construction can

begin. All parties involved to date have been helpful in the process. When constructed, this facility will offer modern speed and convenience for getting trucks unloaded from grain currently being grown on both sides of the Mississippi River,” Dolbeare said in 2015. “It is anticipated that the primary region of service will be a 35 mile radius of Louisiana, Mo., with market area expanding in years when crops are bountiful. In my career in the grain business over the last 40 years, we have seen the crops produced in the United States double in size. We need new modern facilities to handle and bring this production to the best markets. This facility as planned will meet those needs in an efficient manner.” Dolbeare is confident that his project will not hamper or be hampered by the new construction of a bridge at Pike Station. “My property joins their property at the north end,” Dolbeare said of the property acquired for bridge construction. I think we can all get along. It seems to be working in Meredosia where new bridge is under construction and there are two grain elevators near by. We will be considerate to them and hopefully they are to us as well.”

Congressman seeks alternative to Corps inland waterways funds management By JUSTIN A. COBB Pike Press The federal government will assess whether to move inland waterways funds out of the hands of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and into the hands of a nonprofit entity if legislation passing U.S. House of Representatives three weeks ago makes it through the U.S. Senate and is signed into law. The Water Resources Development Act of 2016 was introduced in the Senate after passing in the House Sept. 28 as H.R. 5303 by a 399-25 vote, with seven members not voting and Reps. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, and Darin LaHood, R-Peoria, voting in favor of the bill. Davis introduced the proposal to study the feasibility of an alternative to Corps management of the Inland Waterways Trust Fund in May as an amendment to H.R. 5303, which has since been incorporated into the bill as Section 148, due to delays by the Corps in starting already authorized lock and dam improvements, according to a Sept. 28 press release from his office. “Despite and 80-year-old navigation system, we have projects that continue to wait 10 or 20 years to get off the ground,” Davis said, as quoted in the press release. “The Army Corps has shown us time and time again how its own bureaucracy and failure to understand the economic significance of lock and dam projects have prevented them from effectively managing the Inland Waterway Trust Fund. This is unacceptable and it’s time for a change. Our farmers need, and taxpayers deserve, a reliable system to move their products to market.” “What Davis is trying to do here is get it out of the hands of the Inland Waterways Trust (Fund) Board and get that money into the hands of a not-

for-profit and out of the hands of the government,” Blake Roderick, executive director of the Pike and Scott county farm bureaus, said by phone Friday afternoon. The goal is to see whether the appropriation of money for lock-and-dam improvements can be accelerated and held in place so the projects can be completed in a timely manner, as opposed to the unpredictable year-by-year appropriations process currently in place, according to Roderick. “The Farm Bureau and the National Waterways Conference,” upon whose board of directors Roderick serves, “want a predictable funding source for projects,” Roderick said. “Get the money appropriated upfront, get the project scheduled, get the work done on time, on budget or under budget, and not have things spread out for dozens of years, which adds to the cost and slows things down.” According to Roderick, the current funding model does not even allow for preliminary engineering work to be completed for some particularly complex projects, such as those involving multiple locks and dams. “The project at this point is just a study, but we’re hoping that study will prove the things we’ve been saying and they’ll make some changes,” Roderick said. The nation’s navigable waterways are a vital mode of transporting agricultural products, especially for export, and failure to maintain and update the nation’s lock and dam systems would have a detrimental economic effect on farmers and, as a result, end consumers, according to Roderick, Greene and Jersey county farm bureau executive director Stephanie Knittel, and Calhoun County Farm Bureau president Robert Reed. “It would cause a backup of the barge transportation system, which would

increase shipping costs, which would decrease the price farmers receive from terminals,” Reed said by phone Monday morning. “We need to be able to move grain in a timely manner. In fact, what we need are bigger locks.” A failure of locks and dams resulting in an inability to ship by barge would result in further increases in transportation costs and further reduce farm income, according to Reed. “It would also, as far as trucks go, would increase the use of trucks, it would increase the use of highways. It would cause more wear on our highways,” Reed said. “We need to maintain and improve (the system) so we have that mode of transportation available,” Knittel said by phone Monday morning. “Anytime you take out an option to transport your commodities, of course that’s going to have an impact, even if you don’t ship via the river, but eventually most everything hits the river at some point, whether a terminal at the river or an elevator.” “I think the important part of it is the Farm Bureau is going to support anything that can potentially lead to regular annual appropriations and accelerated spending on our priority waterways projects, which Davis does in his amendment,” Roderick said. “He has been working on it for years. We appreciate the work he’s done on it and the creativity. It’s getting us somewhat closer to modern locks on the Illinois and Mississippi rivers.” Press inquiries Monday morning to the Corps Rock Island District were referred to the Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C. A voice message left with the headquarters’ public affairs office Monday morning seeking comment on the Davis amendment was not returned before going to press.


(Continued from A1) approved requisitions currently at the Comptroller’s office totaling $696,620.00.” “We have no reserves left. We’ve used everything we can to get us this far,” Jumper said by phone Friday afternoon. “The state of Illinois has not made payment on our grant. We have no federal contracts with IDOT so we cannot ask for federal reimbursement.” WCMTD has tried to access funding through bank loans but has been unable to find a bank willing to depend on the state to pay the service what it is owed, Jumper said. “Honestly, banks are not willing to take a chance on the state of Illinois making these payments,” Jumper said. “Unlike the state of Illinois, we’re not willing to keep taking on expenses with no guaranteed ability to meet those expenses.” The suspension of the service will most affect those who desperately need it, with upwards of 65 percent of WCMTD’s ridership is for medical or other necessities, such as groceries, while 70 percent are either disabled or are age 60 years or older, according to Jumper. “In Pike County, we have 18,000 to 20,000 (oneway) rides per year and run between 140,000 and 160,000 miles per year,” Jumper said. “Scott County numbers are much lower,” due to smaller population size, “but the ones who use us are the ones who need us the most.” Senior citizens in the area

are already feeling the effect of the suspension of services, according to Shirley Loyd, director of the Pike County Senior Citizens Center in Pittsfield, speaking by phone Monday morning. “Well, it’s affecting them pretty bad,” Loyd said. “They have no way of getting to the doctor or getting groceries or going to the dentist or reporting to the hospital for tests. It’s left them paralyzed.” Unfortunately for those affected, the senior center is not currently able to offer any help, according to Loyd. The senior center used to have a couple vehicles it used to run a ride-sharing service, but once WCMTD was established, the grant funding that service was given to the transit district instead of the senior center, which without the grant could no longer afford the fuel and insurance to maintain the service, according to Loyd. “We might get some phone calls asking if we know of anybody, but right now, we don’t have the vehicles and don’t have the insurance. We’re not set up for it anymore,” Loyd said. “I hate to see this happen to senior citizens. It seems like senior citizens work all their life for things like this, and it seems they’re the first ones that get it taken away.” The southern part of Pike County is somewhat unaffected by the suspension in mass transit services, according to Marilyn Hougland, who volunteers for the Pleasant Hill Senior Citizens Center,

speaking by phone Monday afternoon. “One person I know of is affected by it. In years past, we had another lady who would use it to go to doctor appointments and stuff like that, shopping even,” Hougland said. “At one time we had students going to John Wood (Community College), but I’m not sure whether that’s still happening or not.” Most of the people the Pleasant Hill Senior Citizens Center serves who have transportation needs are driven by Hougland, her husband Jerry, or other volunteers instead of riding the bus, Hougland said. “If Jerry and I can, we have taken a lady to St. Louis to the eye doctor. We took one to Missouri to a funeral a few years ago,” Hougland said. “We’ve been going to the doctor ourselves a lot, but I do know the ladies at the center do take ladies to the doctor.” Nonetheless, Hougland is disappointed to learn the service was suspended, noting she and her husband, who is president of the Pleasant Hill Senior Citizens Center council, had helped get the service started. As with many other much needed services that have seen cuts due to the state’s failure to enact a budget, churches will likely step in to help those who need transportation assistance, according to the Rev. Robin Lyons, pastor of Winchester United Methodist Church.


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“One thing about our church, we’re not in the mass transit business, but if we know people in our church are dependent on that, we’ll step up and take people to wherever they need to go,” Lyons said by phone Monday afternoon. “Every church tries to do what we can do.” While Lyons remains hopeful for an end to the gridlock in Springfield, he, like many residents of the state, is frustrated by the inability of Gov. Bruce Rauner and Speaker of the House Michael Madigan to set aside their political gaming to allow that to happen, Lyons said. “You’ve got folks who need rides for dialysis. There are people who use that,” Lyons said. “The frustrating thing is, once again, you’ve got a couple of people— you’ve got the governor and the speaker of the house— who think this is a game. They don’t need mass transit, but a lot of seniors depend on this.” WCMTD continues to work with IDOT and elected representatives in state government to reach a solution that will allow them to resume services, according to Jumper, including state Sen. Sam McCann, who Jumper described as “a godsend.” “We know that our clients, we’re putting them in a hardship. There’s nothing we’re working harder to do than to get back up and running so we can take care of our clients,” Jumper said. “Everybody here is working toward that.”

A.L.I.C.E. (Continued from A1) “I'm not an advocate of waiting to see what happens,” he said. “I think proactive is better. Lockdown doesn’t mean safe anymore.” Terry Robertson, interim superintendent at Western, said he is fan of AL.I.C.E. “I think we should have armed employees at the schools,” he said. “Not just guards, because a shooter can take the guard out, but if nobody knows who is armed and who is not, it levels the playing field.” Robertson said school are considered “safe zones” because they are “gun-free” zones. He disagrees. “Schools are the most vulnerable places,” he said. “You can have the best electronic devices but you are in denial if you don’t think they can get in.” Western does drills regarding an armed intruder but Robertson says schools can do better protecting the students. “A lot of violence is associated with drugs,” he said. “Drugs are everywhere and you are in denial if you don’t think so. We need to find the drugs in our schools and

punish the offenders when you find them.” Janet Gladu, superintendent of Griggsville-Perry, said she felt the A.L.I.C.E. training was one of the best programs she has seen in her career. “It’s such common sense program,” she said. “It was presented to the Pike County superintendents last spring by the Pike County Sheriff’s Office. We told them we wanted the training right after. That’s what they recommend and I take their advice in matters like this.” Gladu said while protocol will constantly be evolving, it is important to take advice from those trained in these matters. Hawley said her entire staff will take the training later this month and afterwards will decide if the district wants to adopt it as their policy or keep the policy as is or maybe incorporate the two. “I think we will adopt some of the protocals,” Hawley said. “It’s good to have that information. It’s silly not to have the training when it’s available.”


(Continued from A1) and are moving north,” Johnson said. “They said the response has been staggering, much more than they had anticipated.” When they are ready to collect tires in Pike County, IEPA will contact units of local government, who will be responsible for collecting the tires, at no cost to the county or other units of local government and no tire size limit, according to Johnson.

“The county was going to try to use local resources to do it, and then IEPA called us and said they would do it with local units of government,” Johnson said. In addition to saving local government money, the collection of tires by IEPA through local governments will make the process more expedient and minimize traffic and other liabilities the county would have encountered, according to Johnson.


(Continued from A1) every night,” Lauren Hawley, said. “ He thought they were fine. I don’t see how people could challenge the Captain Underpants books series.” Susan Shireman, one of the evening’s facilitators, suggested that everyone look at the age and maturity level of the reader before making a decision. “Every child is different, so age appropriate may not be he way to go,” she said. “It is what that child is ready to read.” All of the students agreed and said they were not pro-

moting sexually explicit reading material but not promoting that it be censored either. Other books students objected to being on the banned book list included “Of Mice and Men” and “The Fault in Our Stars.” Other books frequently challenged for their “inappropriate content” include: “Harry Potter,” “The Chocolate War,” “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” “The Catcher in the Rye,” “Alice,” “Go Ask Alice,” “Fallen Angels” and “Blood and Chocolate.”

Arcanum V is a place to play games Pike County’s only gaming convention will open its doors at 11 a.m. in Pleasant Hill Oct. 22 at the Lion’s Building, near the fairgrounds. Arcanum V is a minigaming convention, a chance for gamers in and around Pike County to network, socialize and play games. The event is in the spring and fall, and has been held in Pittsfield and Pleasant Hill. The featured games this time around are Magic the Gathering and Warhammer 40,000. Magic the Gathering is a strategy card game set in a magic universe. Free decks will be available for those interested in learning the game.

Warhammer is a miniature game set in a dystopian science fantasy universe. It will be demonstrated and played all day. Two Magic tournaments are offered: Uncommonly Common and Commander. Uncommonly Common starts at noon, and Commander starts at 6 p.m. Anyone can check out Arcanum Guild on Facebook for more details. Open gaming will happen all day. The event is free, and provides those in the Pike County region to network with others who play games. Previous Arcanums have had more than 40 attending. Anyone with questions can find the group on Facebook: Arcanum Guild.

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Western finances improve for second straight year By JUSTIN A. COBB Pike Press Western School District’s finances have improved for the second year in a row, according to the audit report, which was presented at Monday evening’s regular school board meeting. The audit, which covered the fiscal year that ended June 30, produced an estimated financial profile score of 3.45 out of 4.00, Lowell Yates, partner with Quincy firm Gray Hunter Stenn, which conducted the audit, said. The estimated score is improvement over the score of 3.35 the previous year and 3.00 the year before that, according to Yates. “You’re going in the right direction,” Yates said. “Whatever the board has been doing for the last couple of years seems to be working.” The main source of the improvement is in the district’s cash reserves, assessed in terms of days of operating funds on hand, though “that can be a very misleading number” if the district delays payment of a bill received in June until the start of the new fiscal year in July, Yates said. Yates also noted the audit gives no indication of the quality of education students are receiving from the district. The estimated financial profile score of 3.45 places the district squarely within the Illinois State Board of Education’s Financial Review designation, the state board’s second-highest financial profile designation, as did the previous year’s score of 3.35. That year’s score and financial

profile designation were improvements over the previous year’s score of 3.00, which placed the district within the Financial Early Warning designation, the state board’s second-lowest. Board members approved the audit report as presented, board member Shane Fee casting the sole No vote. In other business, the board: n Approved the purchase of an activity bus, capacity 14 riders, from Breese company Southern Bus & Mobility for $48,989. This was the higher of two bids submitted by the company, but Robertson recommended the board approve it over the lower bid of $48,251 since the bus for the higher price was already built and could be obtained immediately. The district’s current bus supplier, Central State Bus Sales of Fenton, Mo., submitted a bid of $57,539, according to Robertson. n Learned curriculum director Jessica Funk and elementary and high school principal Connie Thomas would soon complete their participation in the National Institute for School Leadership as part of the first cohort and that other district employees would attend the second cohort beginning soon. Funk said the Tracy Foundation-funded program was “well worth the time.” n Approved the first reading of two policy updates. The first, from the Illinois Association of School Boards PRESS Plus policy service, is that directory information can no longer indicate male or female gender, according to Funk. The second would allow a therapy animal to be brought into the schools. n An additional policy recom-

mendation from PRESS Plus to allow the district to keep an opioid antagonist on hand in case of opioid overdose, similar to the policy allowing an EpiPen for an anaphylactic emergency, was not adopted after the school nurse recommended against it, noting she was not confident she would know exactly when it should be used unless drug paraphernalia or other obvious indicators were found with the individual in need of treatment, according to Funk. Fee suggested the board consult with the district’s insurance provider to be sure not having the drug would not also risk liability. n Approved an athletic boosters request for $1,000 for concrete in the baseball dugouts at the Kinderhook facility. The money would come from the one-percent sales tax revenue, according to interim district superintendent Terry Robertson. n Learned the athletic boosters organization had approved $15,632 in spending on district athletic programs when they met Oct. 6 and would have a trivia night at PASA Park to raise funds Friday night. n Learned state Sen. Sam McCann, R-Carlinville, would “job shadow” Thomas Tuesday, including meeting with classes and students who had gone to New Philadelphia. n Received draft resolutions that would be considered at an upcoming school board convention. n Learned Robertson would attend a meeting Oct. 27 of the Barry City Joint Review Board regarding tax increment financing (TIF) district surplus distributions. n Approved Sept. 19 meeting minutes, treasurer’s reports, statements of expenditures and revenue

Parent demands action on bullying By JUSTIN A. COBB Pike Press A parent attended the Western School Board meeting Monday evening seeking action on bullying incidents she said have not been adequately addressed despite multiple complaints. Amanda Haskins said her daughter had been subjected to bullying by one other student since 2012 and that it has caused her to seek medical care on several occasions. Haskins has “been up the chain of command,” speaking with teachers, coaches, principals, and superintendents about the issue and has recently been in contact with the Illinois State Board of Education, but nothing has been done to resolve the problem, she said. “Almost all of it has been in school,” Haskins said. “School staff have been notified, but it’s been ignored.” The bullying, according to Haskins, includes unwanted contact such as licking and hair pulling, as well as threats and harassment conducted by fund, and payment of bills. One hour and two minutes into the meeting, board members voted to go into closed session to discuss personnel, sale or lease of districtowned property, security, student discipline, individual student matters, and litigation. After one hour and 14 minutes in closed session, the board returned to open session and approved a

Two schools hoping to raise money for an all-Pike Honor Flight By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Two Pike County Schools, Pleasant Hill and Western, are hoping to raise $16,000 by next year to have an all-Pike County Honor Flight in 2017. “We would like to have an Honor Flight full of nothing but Pike County veterans,” Ryan Lowe, principal at Pleasant Hill, said. “We will be having fundraisers and accepting donations throughout the winter for the cause.” Last year, the school raised enough money to send approximately seven Pleasant Hill veterans and had originally planned to send nine but two were unable to go at the last minute. “Our school alone raised $3,500 for that,” he said. “With some help from around the county we think we can have an all-Pike County Honor Flight.” One of the major fundraisers will be the Wolves first home basketball game Nov. 29 when they host North Greene. “All proceeds from the gate admissions

will go to the Honor Flight fund,” Lowe said. “Game time is 6 p.m.” Lowe said he had hoped to involved all four Pike County Schools but Pittsfield and Griggsville-Perry were unable to participate. “Those schools have to have all fundraisers pre-approved by their school board before the year begins,” Lowe said. “I didn’t know that or we would have started earlier.” Lowe also said Pleasant Hill will be hosting their traditional Veterans Day dinner honoring all veterans. “All veterans are welcome,” he said.”Anyone who would like to attend the dinner in the school cafeteria and then stay for the program in the gym is welcome. We are asking for them to call the school and let them know if they are coming so we can have enough food.” Anyone wanting to RSVP to the Nov. 10 dinner should call the school 217-734-2311 and anyone wanting to make a donation to the Honor Flight fund should mail it to Pleasant Hill High School, Box 277, Pleasant Hill 62366.

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Two Pittsfield High School students attended last Wednesday’s Pittsfield Rotary Club meeting. Austin Ator, left, and Dylan Butler, center, were greeted by Barb McTucker, Rotary Club president.

Resume workshop Oct. 26 Are You Looking for a Career? Pike County Economic Development Corporation and the Illinois Department of Employment Security will be hosting a Resume and Job Seeker Workshop on Wednesday, October 26, 2 - 4 p.m. at Pike County Farm Bureau, 1301 E Washington, Pittsfield. This workshop will focus on creating and fine-tuning resumes and will also discuss networking, applications, interviewing and other important job seeking skills. Participants will also learn how to use Illinois businesses are hiring and they are looking for workers on The state’s hiring board features more than 100,000 help-wanted ads. Job seekers can build multiple resumes to emphasize different skills and experiences. Business owners can use keyword matching

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over social media. Haskins said she suspects the bully has received preferential treatment because one of her parents is a district employee, facing “no discipline whatsoever,” Haskins said. Other parents’ children have had a similar problem with the alleged bully, some of whom attended the meeting with Haskins but did not speak to the board. A number of affected families have already changed school districts or are considering doing so to get away from the bullying, Haskins said. “This is the first time I have brought this to the board. I’m asking the board to do something about it. My daughter has not been supported whatsoever, and she’s tired of it,” Haskins said. “I’m not asking for words. I’ve been talked around the bush for three years.” Board president Lorc Weir said any discussion of the issue by the board would have to take place in closed session since it involves individual students, “but it will be discussed,” he said.

memorandum of understanding with district paraprofessionals and bus drivers and hired Shelby Braden as school photographer, the district office said by phone Tuesday morning. The meeting began 6:11 p.m. and, according to the district office, lasted two hours and 19 minutes. Fee arrived nine minutes into the meeting.

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Saukee Citizen of the month Ariana White, a junior at Pittsfield High School, was voted as Saukee Citizen of the Month by the PHS staff for September. She is the daughter of Jason and Beth White. White is involved in Rotary Interact, yearbook, student council, golf, softball, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

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OPINION Pike Press


Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Pittsfield, Illinois


Pike County was worth the drive Whew. That was one busy weekend! From river to river and border to border, Pike County celebrated food, fun and hospitality as its 28th annual Fall Color Drive unfolded Saturday and Sunday. Out-of-town visitors were present in abundance and local residents were plentiful, as well. Traffic backed up in a few key locations but, for the most part, everyone was pretty patient. It wasn’t the greatest weather ever for Color Drive, but it was way above average. Vendor reports indicate that business was brisk. If you prefer your autumn leaf palette heavy on the red and gold and light on the green, then your best foliage weekend may still be upcoming. But relatively few leaves have fallen and there was plenty of pleasant color to edge the landscape views – certainly enough color to qualify as a “Color” Drive. Of course, we all know the food and crafts and yard sales and visiting have much more to do with Color Drive than the leaves. And that’s as it should be. We’re here to let visitors know how refreshing life can be in Pike County – and to remind ourselves, as well. Sometimes, in order to appreciate your blessings, you need a change of pace; you need a day trip or a vacation to put yourself into a different environment. Once a year, at Color Drive, Pike County gets that reality check without traveling one step. Instead of a trip, an unfamiliar environment comes to us. We’re not used to crowds and traffic jams, but we grin and bear it. And when Color Drive is over, we realize yet again what a gem Pike County really is. This Week's

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Color Drive is this weekend and it will be filled with food. My favorite is: 50%

A. Caramel apples.


B. Chicken and noodles.


C. Pie.


D. Chili.


E. Fudge.

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Do the debates help us choose wisely?

e’re in the middle of the presidential debates, and not surprisingly, they’re drawing viewers in great numbers. The contest is close, and the chance to watch the two candidates spar with one another face-to-face makes for entertaining television. This is hardly a bad thing. Overall, presidential debates are a plus for the public dialogue. They get tremendous coverage throughout the media universe, both while they’re taking place and in the days that follow. They let the voters see the candidates under pressure and gauge their performance. As scripted as they can sometimes seem, they still let us watch the candidates think on their feet. They’re serious events, and are certainly more substantive than campaign speeches and television commercials. It’s true that they don’t usually change the trajectory of a race — although we won’t know until election night whether this year’s debates played a role in the outcome. They can reinforce enthusiasm, but it’s rare that they create it from scratch. Yet I think our focus on debates — at least in the form they currently take — is misplaced. It’s not so much that they reward one-upmanship, a quick wit, and clever zingers — although they do. Rather, I think they don’t actually help us make a good choice. Over my years in Congress and afterward, I’ve sat in on a lot of meetings at the White House where foreign and domestic policy were discussed. For the most part, I came away impressed by the process by which presidents make tough decisions.

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ful for helping us choose who is going to make the best decisions. I think we can do better. Selecting a president is serious business. We want to put control of the process on the voters’ side, and not let the candidates get away with fluff. How do we do this? We change the nature of the debates. To begin with, I believe there should be a series of them, each focused on a single issue — education, say, or national security. Candidates should face a panel of questioners asking them to address the toughest questions on those matters — people who are sharp and incisive and are prepared to follow up and press candidates when they spout mush. Ideally, the candidates should face this panel one at a time, rotating who goes first, and with other rules to assure fairness. The point is, we want voters to go to the polls not just with a good idea of where the candidates want to take us and how they’re going to get there. We also want voters to have a clear sense of how sound the candidates’ judgment is, because that’s ultimately what will make or break their presidency. 

■ Lee Hamilton is a Senior Advisor for the Indiana University Center on Representative Government; a Distinguished Scholar, IU School of Global and International Studies; and a Professor of Practice, IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.


Keeping eagles and the country in balance

The eagle is our national emblem; we need the right and left wings of an eagle to keep it flying straight. We need two different sides (right and left) to keep us on our toes. When we go too far right or left, we’re off balance. When we are close to the middle, we achieve balance. The right and the left have the same rights …

to their belief as freedom of religion. This election has gone far … way out to the fringe of the wings. The wings have tips for a reason. If the ends are wide they can’t soar. JEANIE JOHNS Pleasant Hill, Ill.

Seeking return of priceless pages in Hull

Sometime between the dates of Sept. 28 and Oct. 4 several notebooks were removed from the kiosk in the Veterans Memorial in Hull.  The notebooks were just ordinary, but they held extraordinary information.  Each page honored an area serviceman by containing his name, rank, tour of duty, date of service, medals earned and any other pertinent information.  Many hours were spent collecting the information, More time was spent recording the information and laminating the pages so that they could be safely kept in the kiosk for public access. 

The notebooks, unmolested until now, have been in the kiosk since 2004.  They are of no value, but the information they hold is invaluable.  I am asking the person or persons that have this information to return the pages to the kiosk.  Keep the notebooks as they are easily replaced.  Hull History Lives, Inc appreciates information anyone may have that would help recover the pages. Thank you. DIXIE WARD Chairperson, Hull History Lives, Inc. Hull, Ill.

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They go around the room, asking each guest, “What do I do now?” They ask participants to define the issue, lay out the options, identify American interests at stake, and make recommendations. It’s usually a sustained, unhurried process, with very little fancy oratory: instead, I’ve heard sharp debate and thorough discussion characterized by forceful, reasoned, fact-based, and responsible arguments. Presidents pay close attention and sometimes take notes. They want to hear different opinions, seek advice, and then go off and make a decision. You have to remember that the choices a president has to make are complicated and often very difficult — almost by definition, an issue doesn’t get to that level unless it’s a tough one. I’ve sat in on meetings with both Democrat and Republican presidents, and one of the things that often impressed me is that ideology has played a smaller role than you’d imagine. The conversations are quite pragmatic. What all this means is that the real quality you’re looking for in a President is judgment: the ability to consider issues from all angles, weigh options carefully, and then choose the wisest course — sometimes from among a tangle of unpalatable alternatives. That is what presidents do. But the qualities necessary to do this do not come through in the debates, which tell us very little about how candidates would do at exercising judgment in the fog of policymaking. A campaign event that calls for impassioned oratory, a quick wit, one-liners, and sharp digs is not especially help-

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Pittsfield, Illinois


The Coonridge Digest: Freida Marie Crump

Pumpkin insanity? Or sanity through pumpkins? Greetings from the Ridge Antarctica can’t produce pumpkins. I know this because I read it. Out of all the continents only the land at the bottom of the globe is without the ability to celebrate the fall season with the gook-filled orange globes. I have a friend who grows pumpkins for commercial use and I asked him what pumpkin growers do for the rest of the year. He said, “We watch them grow.” I think the guy needs a life. Illinois grows 95% of the country’s crop so it’s almost impossible to drive any distance across our Midwest landscape without seeing roadside stands with way too many pumpkins. By the way, in Ireland and Scotland they traditionally carve turnips for the Halloween season. I have no idea how to carve a turnip. But it’s in our national nature to run a good thing into the ground if there’s a buck to be made and as we approach the pumpkin-laden seasons of Halloween and Thanksgiving I’m a bit fearful of what I see coming. The Rossi Pasta company is offering pumpkin lasagna this season, pre-made slabs of pumpkin ready for cooking. Just making a mental list of the top ten things I don’t care to see on my kitchen table, this one is a contender. If you’re into headier fare, the maker of Pinnacle Vodka offers a flavor called “Pumpkin Pie,” and the

Thomas bread company always offers Pumpkin Spice Bagels . . . and yes, pumpkin-spice cream cheese is also available. And remarkably, there seems to be certain portion of the populace who want to smell like food since Bath and Body Works offers Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Body Lotion. “Did you just smell a pumpkin walk into church this morning? Is this a part of our liturgical calendar?”  Trader Joe’s takes things a step further by offering Pumpkin Flavored Dog Treats. I’ve not known many puppies personally, but I’ve yet to meet one who cared much about what season we were celebrating. Perhaps if Rover’s owner wore the Pumpkin Body Lotion he could find her in a crowd. Glade Air Fresheners offers a Maple Pumpkin scent lest you be embarrassed in the middle of October by having your house smell like Columbus Day or the Fourth of July. Bigelow offers Pumpkin Spice Tea, and Silk Soy Milk has brought out a Pumpkin Flavor as if the original weren’t bad enough, Kraft is now selling Jet-Puffed Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows but, according to their advertising, the flavor is merely “implied.” I might try this since I’ve never tasted an implied flavor. Kellogg’s features Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts, each of them touted to be a good source of seven vitamins and minerals, and my guess is that sugar is a contributing factor, as well.  And

…when a candidate’s hairstyle and smile get more press than the national debt, and ‘The mistake of the day’ crowds Syria out of the nightly news, then an infatuation with pumpkins seems almost sane.’’ may God help us all, there are now Pumpkin Pie Spice Pringles to accompany their White Chocolate Peppermint and Cinnamon & Sugar chips. Of course, we’ve come to expect McDonald’s and Starbucks to whet our autumn tastes with various pumkin-ated drinks, but the Japanese division of Burger King will be offering a sandwich called the “Pumpkin Bomb,” consisting of hamburger, lettuce, bacon, creamy nut sauce, and ten slices of fried pumpkin. I appreciate their Toyotas but this is going a step too far.  I suppose we should be thankful that the Irish and the Scots haven’t jumped into the seasonal merchandising world with Turnip Body Lotion. With the world in turmoil we might wish that mankind would turn its mind to more thoughtful matters, but when our national election discourse centers on beauty queens instead of the plight of the homeless, when a candidate’s hairstyle and smile get more press than the national debt, and “The mistake of the day” crowds Syria out of the nightly news, then an infatuation with pumpkins

seems almost sane. Last year 65 million people were displaced from their homes by conflict and persecution and we stand around our water coolers discussing failed casinos and deleted emails. 21,000 children will starve to death today and our presidential debates center around the “looks” of each candidate and whether our current president was born in the U.S.  According to the Huffington Post, teachers spend over $500 of their own money on supplies for students and the current presidential campaign will cost over $5 billion. There have been 145 school shootings since Sandy Hook and the talk after the debate centered on whether one candidate’s microphone was working. Makes talk of pumpkin scented knees and doggie treats almost rational.  You ever in Coonridge, stop by. We may not answer the door but you›ll enjoy the trip. ■  The imaginative commentary of Freida Marie Crump comes to us from Coonridge – a town that’s a lot like your own.

PICKINGS FROM PIKE’S PAST 100 Years Ago: Summer Hill statue arrives in Rockport

150 Years Ago Oct. 18, 1866 We call upon the Democracy of Pike county to once more turn out at the county seat in support of constitutional liberty and for the restoration of the Union. We call upon the local committees to see that every town is fully represented. Let every Democrat feel that upon his presence at this meeting may depend the fate of our state ticket. A rascal apparently tried to break into Duran & Wolgamuth’s grocery in Pittsfield, but made a failure of the job. Verily we are acquiring city habits and customs fast. The finest specimens of penmanship ever exhibited in this county are those of Prof. H. B. Coe of John T. Lord’s Business College in Perry. We are glad to learn that the college in Perry is flourishing and students are coming in from every direction.

125 Years Ago Oct. 21, 1891 Between the hours of 12 and 1 o’clock last Friday night a very heavy rain and thunderstorm passed over Pleasant Hill, during which lightning struck the old school house and the Masonic hall and almost demolished it. Jesse Hatfield of Perry had a runaway last Tuesday, which proved a very serious affair to him, as he had his jawbone broken and had numerous cuts about the head. He will be laid up for some time, and we imagine he will not soon again hoist an umbrella behind that horse

without first getting a firm grip on the lines. A heavy frost since our last has killed the pumpkins. Measles are very prevalent among the children, and it is thought that owing to the reciprocity features of the McKinley trade bill there will be enough to go around. The coal wagon with its begrimed driver is a frequent visitor upon the streets of Pittsfield now, but as yet has not been able to run out the ice wagon, whose boss gets his color direct, and no thanks to smutty coal. Miss Anna Barton and Jon Shastid of Pittsfield left to study music under Prof. Bowman in New York City. Remember the first lecture of the series at the Christian church, Thursday evening, Oct. 27. Major Henry C. Dane will deliver his eloquent and soul-stirring lecture, “Great Naval Battles of the Rebellion.” 100 Years Ago Oct. 18, 1916 An auto tour of Democratic candidates proved a great success. The county candidates and others made the trip in eight automobiles decorated with the national colors and the two automobiles in the lead were occupied by the Perry military band. The monument to the Union veterans to be erected by the Sam Hayes post of Summer Hill arrived at Rockport by rail. There was a carload of the monument. It came in three pieces and the total weight was 21 tons. A special wagon will be used to haul it to Summer Hill, and it will take four or five

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teams to pull a single piece up the Atlas Hill. Caughlan and Sons of the Pike County Times are installing a new model 19 linotype machine. Parents who own automobiles should exercise more care. The spectacle of seeing lads between 10 and 15 years old at the wheel dashing about town with a lot of other youngsters hanging over the sides of the cars is not uncommon. An automobile is a dangerous plaything, and should not be used by youngsters of tender years. The heavy rains Saturday night and all day Sunday brought the New Canton fair to an abrupt end. The directors and officers deserve credit for their untiring labor in trying to make the New Canton fair the best in Pike county. It was officially the fourth annual exhibit of the Farmer’s Co-operative League and Poultry Association. 75 Years Ago Oct. 15, 1941 Mr. C. E. Chenoweth, district traffic engineer of the state highway department, informed the Pittsfield city council that traffic conditions did not justify placing a stop light at the southwest corner of the square (Haddock Corner). Miss Minna Baugh, principal of East school, was recently elected president of Delta Kappa Gamma, honorary society of women teachers at a meeting held in Quincy Thursday evening. A fire completely destroyed the Koeller General store at New Canton last Friday morning. It did not

destroy the Koeller Lumber Yard and coffee shop, owned by Mrs. William Hackman, which adjoin it. Gilbert W. Franklin, principal of Pearl high school, was elected president of the Mississippi Valley Division of the Illinois Education Association. Pittsfield and Pike County are planning for a big time and celebration Friday night when the new addition to the Brown Shoe factory will be dedicated. A large group of officials from St. Louis will be here. The family of Charles Renoud gathered in Nebo to celebrate his 80th birthday Sunday. He was born in Detroit, Oct. 14, 1861. He has three living children and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. John Kinscherff, 72, wellknown citizen of Calhoun county, died at the home of his son, Paul, near Belleview, Saturday Oct. 4. He was born Sept. 22, 1869 on Crawford Creek near Kampsville, the son of Michael and Magdalena Lieser Kinscherff, both natives of Germany. 50 Years Ago Oct. 19, 1966 Brants store on the west side of the square is holding its grand opening Friday and Saturday, celebrating the enlargement and improvement of its popular stationery, greeting cards, camera, office supply and gift shopping facility. The new portion of the store was formerly occupied by the Pittsfield News Agency. A crowd estimated at 500 persons attended a Pike



25 Years Ago Oct. 16, 1991 After 75 years the bronze/ copper Union soldier came down from its sentry post in Summer Hill for repairs. Repairs will be made at Robert Christy’s in Quincy, but should not delay the rededication ceremony scheduled for Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. Pike County native Bob Norris of Charleston, S.C. is requesting any information from local residents about the 99th Illinois Infantry, Pike County’s third Fall Color Drive is ready to swing into a blaze of color and motion this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20. Carolyn Casteel of Pittsfield and Glenna Uram of Griggsville are co-chairmen of this year’s Pike County Chamber of Commerce committee for the Fall Color Drive.

Former Saukee football players Brian Daniel and Rodney Cox are enjoying fine seasons for the Illinois College Blueboys. Mr. and Mrs. Ron Laux of rural Pearl have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jo Ann, to Todd Christopher Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gearold Smith of Pittsfield. The wedding is planned for November 9 at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Pittsfield. Dane Michael Feenstra, son of Darwin and Lisa (Burbridge) Feenstra of Winchester, was three years old Sept. 30. He has a brother, Alex Jordan, two months old.

10 Years Ago Oct. 18, 2006 Pike County Fall Color Drive will offer several new features and will maintain a long list of faithful favorites as the event kicks off Saturday morning in approximately 20 towns across the county. Zachary Boren of Pittsfield recently received word of his successful completion of the Illinois State Bar examination. He will join the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps as a First Lieutenant, reporting for duty at Fort Lee, Virginia, Oct. 22. William Owen Hays, of Griggsville, celebrated the 69th anniversary of his graduation from Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Sept. 2 as an honored guest of the University. ■ Pickings from Pike’s Past is compiled by Michael Boren.


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county Republican dinner Friday night in the Pittsfield high school gymnasium, and heard seven candidates urge them to vote Republican. The evening’s program was interrupted by a heavy thunderstorm that left the entire school in total darkness for about 40 minutes. A few candles were obtained and the speaking went right on, with Congressman Paul Findley the featured speaker of the evening. Radio station WBBA AMFM will hold an open house Sunday afternoon from 1 to 5 at its new headquarters in Radio Park south of Pittsfield on the Nebo road. It has been broadcasting from that location since mid-summer. Mr. and Mrs. Kent Curless had a son, Brian Kent, born at Illini Hospital Oct. 13.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Helen Edwards

Helen L. Edwards, 81, of Pleasant Hill, passed away early Wednesday morning, Oct. 12, 2016 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield. Helen was born Oct. 7, 1935 near Pleasant Hill, a daughter of Russell “Tut” and Winnie Margaret Turpin Windmiller. She married John W. Edwards on May 2, 1958 in Bowling Green, Mo. John died Jan. 27, 2013. Helen had owned and operated Pam’s Café in Pleasant Hill since 1979, with the help of her mother, Winnie and her daughter, Pam. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill. Survivors include her daughter, Pam (Victor) Hausmann of rural Nebo; two grandsons, John

Hausmann of Mt. Sterling and Josh (Abby) Hausmann of Pleasant Hill; and a great-grandson, Gabriel Hausmann. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two infant sisters. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Pastor Don Hannel. Burial followed at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Visitation was held Friday evening from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Crescent Heights Cemetery Association. Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling the arrangements.

Lucy Hoskins

Lucy Ella Hoskins, 95, formerly of Rockport, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, Mo. Lucy was born in Rockport on Nov. 9, 1920, a daughter of Thomas and Lula Hardy Blacketer. Lucy married Eugene Hoskins on Feb. 11, 1939 in Bowling Green, Mo., and was married 58 years before his death on Oct. 10, 1997 at the age of 85. Lucy graduated from the New Canton High School in 1938 and loved being a homemaker and a farmer’s wife. She attended the Faith Baptist Church in Louisiana, Mo. She loved country music and watching the hummingbirds from her sun porch that were always feeding from flowers and feeders that Lucy planted and hung for them. Lucy is survived by two sisters, Evelyn May Garner of Hannibal, and Leota Delores Blacketer of Quincy; in addition to nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene; siblings, William T. Blacketer, Marjorie Marie Garner,

and Earl Eugene Blacketer; and sister-in-law, Rhoda Blacketer. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry with Pastor John Davis officiating. Visitation was held from 9:30 until 10:30 prior to the service at the Chapel. Interment took place in the Samuel-Taylor Cemetery near Rockport. Memorials are suggested to be made to SamuelTaylor Cemetery or Hospice Promise Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family at www. The Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry is handling the arrangements.

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Wallace ‘Wally’ Renoud Wallace “Wally” Benjamin Renoud, 79, of Pittsfield, passed away Oct. 17, 2016 at Memorial Hospital. Wally was born on June 5, 1937, to Benjamin and Eva Billings Renoud in Louisiana, Mo. He married the love of his life, Nora Wood, at the New Hartford Christian Church on June 14, 1959 and she survives. Wally was a lifelong grain and livestock farmer in the New Hartford area with his son and his grandson Ben. He worked for IDOT for 33 years until his retirement in 1998. He also drove students in a carry all from very rural areas to school busses for several years. Wally loved to collect toy tractors, mostly John Deere, and was a dedicated Cardinal’s fan. He enjoyed camping and rides with Nora on his motorcycles. Wally’s favorite music was country and he and Nora attended many country music shows over the years. Wally was a Trustee of the Mississippi Valley Christian Service Camp, a member of Fireside Friends Campers Club, and a Martinsburg Township Precinct Committeeman. Wally was a lifelong member of the New Hartford Christian Church. He taught Sunday School for many years, and also served as a Deacon and Elder. He was a very dedicated family man and very much enjoyed the many times his family gathered together. Wally is survived by his wife, Nora; one son, Curt (Debbie) Renoud of New Hartford; four daughters, Cindy (Virgil) Morrow of Martinsburg, Cristy (Bill) McCartney of

Pittsfield, Cathy (Jeff) Wilson of Griggsville, and Connie (Troy) Westfall of Springfield; eight grandchildren, Sheena (Cory) Martin, Brandon (Erin) Morrow, Cyle (Tiffany) Reel, Ben Renoud, Brian Renoud, Courtney Reel, Brady Renoud, and Megan Westfall; and four great grandchildren, Rylee Martin, Kaylee Martin, Chase Morrow, Cooper Morrow. He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bill Renoud; and three sisters, Odessa Long, Virginia Long, and Betty Shaw. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Eric Moore and Todd Strubinger officiating. Interment will follow at West Cemetery in Pittsfield. Visitation will be the evening before on Friday, October 21, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Memorials are suggested to be made to New Hartford Christian Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nieburfh. com. The Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield has been entrusted with service.

Harry E. Johnson, 91, of Perry, and formerly of Warren, Mo., died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 in his home with most of his family members gathered around him. Harry was born Jan. 7, 1925 in Alton, a son of Elmer and Bernice Buchholz Johnson. He married Alice F. Niemeyer on June 14, 1945 and Alice passed away on Sept. 22, 2012. Harry served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Throughout the years he worked at the Alton Glass Works where he met his future wife, Alice. He was a lifelong farmer as well as owning a dairy farm in Minnesota, an apple orchard in Valley City, and a garage in Arizona. He spent the final years of his life in Warren as a cattle farmer and the last two years of his life in Griggsville and Perry. To Harry and Alice’s union were born three sons, Michael E. Johnson of Oak Grove, Minn., Marshall H. (wife Pattie) Johnson of Pensacola, Fla., and Phillip H. Johnson of Circle Pines, Minn.; four daughters, Carolyn A. Johnson of Pittsfield, Cathy L. Test of Perry, Martha J. (husband Wayne) Hejny of Ham Lake, Minn., and Joan M. (husband Lynn) Brown of Chambersburg. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren; 24 greatgrandchildren; one greatgreat granddaughter; and a sister, Jane Westfall of Valley City.


Harry was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Joe Bright; wife, Alice; a great-granddaughter and an infant son. Harry was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed farming, gardening, family, friends, children and grandchildren and special Sunday suppers. He will be greatly missed by his family. The family wants to especially thank the Hospice team for all of their love and support during our Dad’s final weeks. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Earnest Johnson. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services on Thursday. Memorials may be made to Blessing Hospice or to the Crescent Heights Cemetery Association. Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling the arrangements.


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Shoppers at several Pittsfield businesses Saturday morning found Lions Club members collecting money to send disabled children to camp. Lions member, Marsha Dehart, left, accepts a donation from a family going into Walmart.

Sherri Zenner, left, and Kathy Zimmerman, both of the local Nancy Ross Chapter of the D.A.R., were in Springfield recently assisting with the naturalization ceremony where approximately 60 people became U.S. citizens. Zimmerman said it was a very impressive ceremony with many of those taking the oath and their family members wearing suits and dresses. The Nancy Ross Chapter of the D.A.R. and two other D.A.R. chapters in the state served refreshments after the swearing-in ceremony.

To the Electors of the State of Illinois: The Illinois Constitution establishes a structure for government and laws. There are three ways to initiate change to the Illinois Constitution: (1) a constitutional convention may propose changes to any part; (2) the General Assembly may propose changes to any part; or (3) a petition initiative may propose amendments limited to structural and procedural subjects contained in the Legislative Article. The people of Illinois must approve any changes to the Constitution before they become effective. The purpose of this document is to inform you of proposed changes to the Illinois Constitution and provide you with a brief explanation and a summary of the arguments in favor of and in opposition to the proposed amendment. Proposed changes in the existing constitutional amendment are indicated by underscoring all new matter and by crossing with a line all matter which is to be deleted. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO ADD SECTION 11 TO ARTICLE IX OF THE ILLINOIS CONSTITUTION ARTICLE IX – REVENUE SECTION 11. TRANSPORTATION FUNDS (a) No moneys, including bond proceeds, derived from taxes, fees, excises, or license taxes relating to registration, title, or operation or use of vehicles, or related to the use of highways, roads, streets, bridges, mass transit, intercity passenger rail, ports, airports, or to fuels used for propelling vehicles, or derived from taxes, fees, excises, or license taxes relating to any other transportation infrastructure or transportation operation, shall be expended for purposes other than as provided in subsections (b) and (c). (b) Transportation funds may be expended for the following: the costs of administering laws related to vehicles and transportation, including statutory refunds and adjustments provided in those laws; payment of highway obligations; costs for construction, reconstruction, maintenance, repair, and betterment of highways, roads, streets, bridges, mass transit, intercity passenger rail, ports, airports, or other forms of transportation; and other statutory highway purposes. Transportation funds may also be expended for the State or local share of highway funds to match federal aid highway funds, and expenses of grade separation of highways and railroad crossings, including protection of at-grade highways and railroad crossings, and, with respect to local governments, other transportation purposes as authorized by law. (c) The costs of administering laws related to vehicles and transportation shall be limited to direct program expenses related to the following: the enforcement of traffic, railroad, and motor carrier laws; the safety of highways, roads, streets, bridges, mass transit, intercity passenger rail, ports, or airports; and the construction, reconstruction, improvement, repair, maintenance, operation, and administration of highways, under any related provisions of law or any purpose related or incident to, including grade separation of highways and railroad crossings. The limitations to the costs of administering laws related to vehicles and transportation under this subsection (c) shall also include direct program expenses related to workers’ compensation claims for death or injury of employees of the State’s transportation agency; the acquisition of land and the erection of buildings for highway purposes, including the acquisition of highway rights-of-way or for investigations to determine the reasonable anticipated future highway needs; and the making of surveys, plans, specifications, and estimates for the construction and maintenance of flight strips and highways. The expenses related to the construction and maintenance of flight strips and highways under this subsection (c) are for the purpose of providing access to military and naval reservations, defense-industries, defense-industry sites, and sources of raw materials, including the replacement of existing highways and highway connections shut off from general use at military and naval reservations, defense-industries, and defense-industry sites, or the purchase of rights-of-way. (d) None of the revenues described in subsection (a) of this Section shall, by transfer, offset, or otherwise, be diverted to any purpose other than those described in subsections (b) and (c) of this Section. (e) If the General Assembly appropriates funds for a mode of transportation not described in this Section, the General Assembly must provide for a dedicated source of funding. (f) Federal funds may be spent for any purposes authorized by federal law. EXPLANATION The proposed amendment adds a new Section to the Revenue Article of the Illinois Constitution that provides revenue generated from transportation related taxes and fees (referred to as “transportation funds”) shall be used exclusively for transportation related purposes. Transportation related taxes and fees include motor fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees, and other taxes and user fees dedicated to public highways, roads, streets, bridges, mass transit (buses and rail), ports, or airports. Under the proposed amendment, transportation funds may be used by the State or local governments only for the following purposes: (1) costs related to administering transportation and vehicle laws, including public safety purposes and the payment of obligations such as bonds; (2) the State or local share necessary to secure federal funds or for local government transportation purposes as authorized by law; (3) the construction, reconstruction, improvement, repair, maintenance, and operation of highways, mass transit, and railroad crossings; (4) expenses related to workers’ compensation claims for death or injury of transportation agency employees; and (5) to purchase land for building highways or buildings for to be used for highway purposes. This new Section is a limitation on the power of the General Assembly or a unit of local government to use, divert, or transfer transportation funds for a purpose other than transportation. It does not, and is not intended to, impact or change the way in which the State and local governments use sales taxes, including the sales and excise tax on motor fuel, or alter home rule powers granted under this Constitution. It does not seek to change the way in which the State funds programs administered by the Illinois Secretary of State, Illinois Department of Transportation, and operations by the Illinois State Police directly dedicated to the safety of roads, or entities or programs funded by units of local government. Further, the Section does not impact the expenditure of federal funds, which may be spent for any purpose authorized by federal law. FORM OF BALLOT Proposed Amendment to the 1970 Illinois Constitution Explanation of Amendment The proposed amendment adds a new section to the Revenue Article of the Illinois Constitution. The proposed amendment provides that no moneys derived from taxes, fees, excises, or license taxes, relating to registration, titles, operation, or use of vehicles or public highways, roads, streets, bridges, mass transit, intercity passenger rail, ports, or airports, or motor fuels, including bond proceeds, shall be expended for other than costs of administering laws related to vehicles and transportation, costs for construction, reconstruction, maintenance, repair, and betterment of public highways, roads, streets, bridges, mass transit, intercity passenger rail, ports, airports, or other forms of transportation, and other statutory highway purposes, including the State or local share to match federal aid highway funds. You are asked to decide whether the proposed amendment should become part of the Illinois Constitution. YES –––– NO

For the proposed addition of Section 11 to Article IX of the Illinois Constitution.

CAPITOL BUILDING SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE I, Jesse White, Secretary of the State of Illinois, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the Proposed Amendment, the Explanation of the Proposed Amendment, Arguments in Favor of the Amendment and Arguments Against the Amendment and a true copy of the Form of Ballot for this call as the regularly scheduled general election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, as set forth in compliance with the Illinois Constitutional Amendment Act. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and affix the Great Seal of the State of Illinois, Done in the City of Springfield, this 22nd day of June, 2016.

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Food and fun at Fall Color Drive

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Harold Heidenreich, left, of Hamburg, and Julie and Nicholas Hobbs, of East Alton, admire the green antique John Deere tractors lined up at the Western Illinois Fairgrounds in Griggsville Saturday afternoon during the annual Color Drive.

Susan Manker, director of the East Pike Lending Library in Detroit, checks her computer between visitors Saturday afternoon. The library, which is free to the public without residency restrictions and operates as a purely voluntary effort, was again a popular stop on this year’s Color Drive.

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Betty Miller admires the items spread across the vendor table Saturday afternoon on the courthouse lawn in Pittsfield during the annual Color Drive. Miller drove approximately two hours from Huntsville, Mo., county seat of Randolph County, Mo., to visit our county seat.

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Kim Ferguson, left, of Canton, Mo., waits patiently as Crystal Jones, right, of Rushville, decides whether the purchase the item she is holding Saturday afternoon in El Dara during the annual Color Drive. Jones ultimately did purchase the item from Ferguson shortly after this photograph was taken.

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A white goat waits for these three children to feed it carrots Saturday afternoon at the petting zoo in Detroit during the annual Color Drive. In addition to goats, the petting zoo featured a llama and a young wallaby.

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Becky Callarman, of Springfield, selects a few onions from a fresh produce vendor Saturday afternoon at Western Illinois Fairgrounds in Griggsville during this year’s Color Drive.

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Elizabeth White, right, of Perry, visits with Cecil and Joan Davis of Clayton, Saturday afternoon at their crafts table in Perry during the annual Color Drive.

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Historic West Cemetery Walk, W. Washington St., Pittsfield. Featuring the replica of the Abraham Lincoln Funeral Hearse; Demonstrations by Jon Austin, Civil War Funeral Embalmer & a guided walking tour. Donations only. These events are made possible through a grant from the Pike County Accommodations Tax Project Funding Program.

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The Betsy Ross Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution gathered on a windy Wednesday to observe the new plaque dedicating the tree the group planted several years ago to the veterans. Left to right, Joyce Dyer, Judy Davenport, Cheryl Birch, Mary Lou Chamberlainn, in front, Rita Andress, in back, Kathy Zimmerman, Jason Shireman of Shireman Memorials who supplied the plaque, Trudy Jones, in front, Linda Jones, in back, Patricia Cantrelle, in back, Rebecca Leech, in front, Elizabeth Lacy, Alice Cripe and Elizabeth Turnbull.

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The plaque at the base of the tree near the west sidewalk of the courthouse informs those passing by the trees was a gift from The Betsy Ross Chapter of the N.S.D.A.R.

Investment in agriculture continues through Illinois Ag in the Classroom The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) program continued to provide a strong avenue for children to learn about agriculture again this year, reaching more students and awarding more grants to support local efforts than ever before. “Last year, county ag literacy programs helped reach close to 650,000 students,” said Kevin Daugherty, education director, Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom. “That’s why educational grants offered to counties are so important. They provide an avenue for continued education for agriculture in grade school classes.” County coalition grants marked an all-time high for funding and number of counties served this year. Seventy-four coalitions serving 84 Illinois counties were awarded $607,500 in grant dollars which can be used for materials, trainings, educational lessons, and activities to take place during the 2016-2017 school year. In addition to record students reached, 37,563 teachers and 1,236 pre-service teachers learned how to incorporate agriculture into their existing curriculum while at the same time, meeting state learning standards. “The grants help put teaching resources in teachers’ hands,” Daugherty said. “And we’re looking forward to releasing new materials focused on careers, sustainability, conservation practices and pollinators to classrooms this fall.” County coalition grants

are made possible through funding from the IAA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Illinois Farm Bureau. The IAA Foundation raises funds for the Illinois AITC program each year, and in addition to county grants, provides funding for Ag Mags, teacher grants, Summer Ag Institutes and more.  “Providing grants to counties and free resources to schools is at the core of our efforts to help IAITC,” said Susan Moore, director, IAA Foundation. “Our funders and our partners in the ag industry understand the value of the program is our ability to connect and engage on topics that are of interest and importance to students and consumers.” Partner organizations of Illinois AITC include Illinois Farm Bureau, Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE), University of Illinois Extension, Illinois Beef Association, Illinois Corn Growers, Illinois Pork Producers, Illinois Soybean Association, Midwest Dairy Association, Illinois Department of Agriculture and the Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.  In addition, annual donors include agribusiness partners and event participants with an interest in supporting the future of agriculture. The AITC program in Pike and Scott County schools is funded through a grant from the Two Rivers Farm Bureau Foundation. For information on how individuals can contribute, visit 

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Pittsfield, Illinois

Birthday Bunch

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81st birthday party at McDonalds

Donohoo commissioned 2nd lieutenant Benjamin C. Donohoo graduated from S.I.U. Carbondale in May 2016. He completed his ROTC training and was commissioned Second Lieutenant. His grandfather, Ken Donohoo, of Pittsfield, was honored to be the first to salute the new officer. Donor is currently stationed at Los Angeles Air Force Base in the Space and Missile System Center, working in the Global Positioning System Directorate. His title is Space Vehicle Engineer working with

contractors on satellite design and hosted payload integration. Ben is the son of Roger Donohoo of Jacksonville and Karen Clark of Springfield. His grandparents are Ken and Linda Donohoo of Pittsfield and Don and Shirlee Clark of Virginia. Ben graduated from Pittsfield High School in 2011. Attending the ceremony in addition to his parents and grandparents were his brother, Sam, and aunt and uncle, Rex and Rhonda Syrcle.

Leithoff 95th birthday

Don Leithoff will celebrate his 95th birthday on Oct. 28. Leithoff owned and operated Pittsfield Mach-Tool & Welding from 1965 - 1990. Retiring after selling the business to his son and wife, Johnnie and Darlene. He is an active member of Pike Co.

Shriners, he enjoys wood carving, doing business on the computer, and spending time with his family and friends. We would like to help him celebrate with a card shower. Address: 367 Landess Terrace, Pittsfield, IL. 62363


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Smith 103rd birthday

Nellie Lewis Smith will celebrate her 103rd birthday on October 24. She has been a resident of Walker Nursing home in Virginia since January of 2015. A family dinner to honor her will be held at the nursing home on Sunday, October 23, and she will celebrate with her fellow residents at the facility on October 24. Mrs. Smith has three children, 11 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Her children are: David H. Smith of Columbia, MO., John L. Smith (Teri) of Zephyrhills, FL., and Carolyn VanBebber (Edward) of rural Murrayville.

Guthrie 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Guthrie of Pittsfield will celebrate 50 years of marriage with an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Calvary Baptist Church in Pittsfield. The celebration will be hosted by their daughters. Family and friends are invited. Donald Glenn Guthrie and the former Norma Jane Ranft were married Friday, Oct. 21, 1966 at the United Methodist Church in Detroit. Donald “Donnie” is the son of the late Rev. J.W. and Dorothy Guthrie and Norma “Janie” is the daughter of the late Julian and Velma Ranft. They are the parents of Melanie (Todd) Plattner of Pittsfield and Melissa

J.W. Ranft celebrated his 81st birthday party with friends at McDonalds in Pittsfield. Left to right, Rick Orr, Earl Wayne Loyd, David Sheppard, Bob Hammitt and Ranft.

(Lonnie) Carter of Milton. They are the grandparents of Justin and Adrienne Plattner and Cody and Mikayla Carter. Prior to their marriage, Donnie served in the United States Army and was in Vietnam and Norma “Janie” graduated from Gem City College in Quincy. Donnie retired from JBS United in 2007 after 32 years and Norma “Janie” retired from Farmers State Bank in 2010 after 47 years. They are active members of Calvary Baptist Church in Pittsfield. The couple requests no gift at their celebration. Your presence will be cherished gift.

Nellie is the only surviving member of her family and was born October 24, 1913 in Pike County where she lived her entire life until moving to Murrayville in September of 2005. Her parents were the late William Carroll and Ethel Luella Thomas Lewis. She and her late husband, Estell Smith, farmed in the Perry and Barry areas before retiring and moving to Milton in 1992. Those wishing to send cards to her can do so by sending them to her at 530 E. Beardstown Street, Virginia, IL. 62691.

Ballinger A boy was born to Sam Well and Sierra Ballinger of Pittsfield on October 8, 2016 at 12:46 p.m. at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. A boy was born to Michael and Angela Zenk of Barry on October 15, 2016 at 8:03 a.m. at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Shade Jeremy and Laura Shade of Pittsfield are parents of a son, Luca Nelson Shade, born Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at 7:56 a.m. at Hannibal Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. He is welcomed by big brother Jace Raylan Shade, 2. Grandparents are Russell and Patti Ruble and James and Kimberly Shade, all of Pittsfield. Great-grandparents are Violet Sutton of Barry and Sharon Watkins and Barbara Goertz, both of Pittsfield.

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PHS Class

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Jack Pool, left, shown here with Pittsfield Rotary president Barb McTucker, presented the Oct. 12 meeting program.

Pool presents on RSVP Jack Pool is the RSVPRetired Senior Volunteer Program Coordinator in Brown and Pike County. The program has 550 volunteers serving more than 80,000 hours per year. The state of Illinois used to reimburse volunteer hours but the funding is no longer available. The program provides grant opportunities by having volunteers available. The program currently serves 64 organizations.

Pool provided detailed brochures to the club. The program will pay volunteer’s mileage up to $25 per month, and these funds can be turned back into the organization. The program also provides supplemental insurance if a volunteer is injured while volunteering. Each year, an awards banquet is held. If anyone is interested in volunteering, please see Jack Pool to sign up.




First row (L-R): Larry Mays, Stan Lowe, Dick Peebles, Rich Knutson, Bob Clark, Steve Lowe, Dan Butler, Lynn Ator, Gary Shannahan, Greg Smithers. Second row (L-R): Bob Allen, Rick Loyd, Bob Weaver, Chuck Giger, Eric Peters, Bob Browning, Ron Daniels, Jim Johnson, Dwayne Yackley, Larry Ruble. Third row (L-R): Gary Hittner, Bill Hobkirk, Jim Giffeth, Mike Lowry, Gary Capps, Courtney Wade, Steve Bergman, Al Shimmel, Bill Shotts, Norman Shaw, David Cooley. Fourth row (L-R): Jack Bartlett, Charlie Fletcher.

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First row (L-R): Linda Hammitt Kirk, Janice Hammitt Brokaw, Mary Walston Tushaus, Kay Harrison Sealock, Sharon Voelker Zahner, Betty Capps Shannahan, Cheryl Davis Burlend, Linda Ator Carnes, Marilyn Bauer Hyde, Vickie Wombles Oberlink. Second row (L-R): Pam Dodd Wood, Nancy King Toth, Karen Dennison Flaven, Shirley Bauer Lowe, Betty Peecher Loyd, Diana Jefferies McCartney, Joyce Dyer Harshman, Suzanne Otto Kaehlert, Judy McGinley Genenbacher, Mary Lindsey Gardner. Third row: (L-R): Sue Bergman Evans, Cinda Wombles Pettigrew, Sandy Lowry Holmes, Martha Griggs Harris, Mary Richards, Connie Hall Bergman, Linda Goldman Henderson, Dinah Smith Willard, Carol McCullock Tuthill, Pat Cummings Grogan.

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Rotary welcomes new member Tony Smith, center, was welcomed into Rotary membership by Rotarians Debbie Dugan, left, his sponsor, and Jeff Stark, right, at the Oct. 12 Pittsfield Rotary Club meeting. Smith is originally from southern Illinois, close to Nashville, Ill., and is vice president of commercial lending at First National Bank of Barry in Pittsfield. He has been married 16 years. Smith, his wife, and their 8-year-old daughter live just outside Pittsfield. He is Pittsfield Rotary’s 56th member.

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welcomes two from Western

Pittsfield Rotary Club president Barb McTucker, right, welcomed two Western High School seniors at the club’s Oct. 12 meeting. Austin Ward, left, son of Tad and Tina Ward of Hull, plans to attend John Wood Community College to study nursing. Aleck Hively, son of Jan and Mark Hively, plans to attend college to study business, physical therapy, or computer systems.

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Barb McTucker, right, president of the Pittsfield Rotary Club, presented her predecessor, Chris Bruns, with a plaque recognizing his service as club president during the 2015-2016 Rotary Year at the Oct. 12 club meeting.

The Pittsfield High School Class of 1966 held their 50th year reunion October 7 & 8 in Pittsfield. On Friday evening a crowd of approximately 50 plus classmates and spouses met informally at Kate’s Saloon. On Saturday morning classmates and spouses filled the side room of the Courtyard Café for breakfast. Later many took advantage of a tour of PHS provided by Principal, Angie Greger. Classmates noted the many changes and expansion that had taken place over the past 50 years, most notably air conditioning and information technology. Many of the out-of-town classmates stayed at the Watson Hotel. Each evening after the planned festivities ended those classmates, their spouses and many classmates not staying there congregated in the lobby to share many memories and stories. Saturday night with the theme of “It’s a great day to be a Saukee”, the class formally met for dinner and a program at the American Legion Hall. There were 62 classmates and 33 spouses in attendance. Dick Peebles was the official greeter. Bob Allen set the mood with music of the 60s. Rick Loyd and Steve Lowe honored, memorialized and lit a candle for each of the 25 classmates who have passed away over the years. To get the Saukee spirit going Chief Saukee himself, Eric Peters, cheerleaders Shirley Lowe Bauer and Sandy Lowry Holmes, and football co-captains Chuck Giger and Steve Bergman led the class in the singing of the school fight song. After that it was definitely a challenge and experience getting the class lined up for the class photos. A special thanks to spouse, Robert Wood, who volunteered to be the official photographer. Bob Allen played an inspiring rendition of “God Bless America”, and Gary Shannahan offered the prayer of grace before the wonderful

meal catered by the Courtyard Café. Chuck Giger was the emcee for the program. He began by noting a few class statistics that of the 131 classmates, who began their senior year at PHS, 73 still live in Illinois, 42 live in Pike County and 27 have a Pittsfield address. He reminded that the class was a generation that had seen a lot – wars hot & cold, a space race, a technology boom, development of a world economy, a world war of terror and advances in medicine that many classmates had already taken advantage of. He gave special recognition to Kay Harrison Sealock and Pam Dodd Wood, the two classmates that have been the mainstays over the years keeping track of everyone and organizing the reunions. Also, recognized for participation on the reunion committee for many years were Dick Peebles

and Steve Lowe. The wonderful decorations were provided by Linda Ator Carnes, Linda Goldman Henderson, Linda Hammitt Kirk, Marilyn Bauer Hyde and Joyce Harshman Dyer. Pam Dodd Wood provided a treasurer’s report, and the class took up a generous donation towards a replacement sound system for the Voshall Gym at the high school. The class voted to hold their 55th year reunion Oct 8 & 9th in 2021 again just one-week prior to the Fall Color Tour. Then the class honored its veterans, police officers, firemen, first responders, teachers, public and elected officials, parents, grandparents, and aunts/uncles which obviously left everyone standing. Then the class identified Dan Butler and Rich Knutson, both from Tucson, Arizona, as coming the greatest distance; Marilyn Hyde as having the

most grandchildren; also Marilyn Hyde as having the most great grandchildren; and a few other gag awards. The part of the program most classmates anticipate was going around the room with each classmate making introductions and sharing interesting information about themselves. As usual great memories and a few colorful stories were shared. Sharon Voelker Zahner and her husband, Carl, treated the entire class with a ready to assemble gingerbread house and a packet of soup makings. The evening concluded with the reminder about the class’s Facebook page “Pittsfield (IL) High School Class of 1966,” and that the class will continue to meet at the Cardinal Inn at 11am the first Wednesday of the month. At the end of the evening all classmates agreed, a good time was had by all.


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enough help to give her a break. Sunday after church we had one more person come to help and Chloe & Kaylee were there to help Shelly at the welcome booth. We are totally exhausted and it shouldn’t have to be that way. If the rest of the community of Nebo doesn’t care about the fate of the Nebo Community Club, then why should we care? If people don’t start coming to the meetings and participating, we will no longer be able to have these functions. ON that note I hope everyone enjoyed Vin Fiz, Color Drive and enjoys the Halloween Carnival coming up on Oct 28th. It appears 2016 will be the last year for these activities. Personally I for one am done trying to keep these functions going with no support from the community. Two or



three people can’t continue to take on all these tasks. No one should have to work their self to total exhaustion for a community that doesn’t seem to care about our plight. So prove me wrong and attend this special meeting for the Nebo Halloween Carnival on Oct 20th at 7 PM because we do need your help. We are still in need of donations for door prizes and cakes for the cake walk. We need people to help decorate and runs games, sell raffle tickets etc. Contact Sandy Taylor, Melissa Scranton or Veronica Toohill.

Meets husband’s cousins over the weekend

First I want to mention that I got to meet my husband’s cousins over the weekend, Harold and Wanda, who also had their granddaughter, her husband and great-granddaughter with them. The kids are from Pittsfield. I haven’t seen them in a really long time and I was glad I was able to meet up with them.

I also got to see Bobby Jo and May Wombles from the state of Louisiana. Lucy Hoskins, from Rockport passed away, and also Helen Edwards who had the restaurant in Pleasant Hill. I used to work with Helen years ago. I want to remember both families.

By FRANCES  PENCE 217-242-3511 That’s it until next week. May God bless you and have a great week.

Liberty Village

happenings Residents enjoy Golden Games in Quincy By SHANNA THARP Activity Director Liberty village residents had a great time in Quincy last week at the Golden Games. The residents enjoyed their time playing games of all sorts, face paintings, dancing and listening to music. During each game, the residents won several tickets in which they received prizes for. We ended our day with a delicious lunch of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and homemade pumpkin pie! It was a great day! 

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Gwen Johnson playing a game of washers to win a prize.

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Helen Vaughn aiming a coin to throw in the gold fish bowls to win a prize.


Perry Community Cookout this Saturday The Perry Community Cookout will be held this Saturday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Perry Park. Come roast a hotdog, have a glass of koolaid/hot chocolate (depending on the weather), grab a cookie and enjoy the traditional hay ride. Bring a friend and join in on the fun, great food, and fellowship! Have you ever done a ‘turkey run’? Well mark your calendars for Nov. 12 and come join the fun! It’s the annual “Turkey Trek” to be held at the Western Illinois fairgrounds in Griggsville, a 5K walk/run in which all proceeds go directly to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. that day and the walk will begin at 10 a.m. You can register or get further information by contacting Jennifer Liehr at (217)

242-3301. Sympathy is extended to the family of Randy Hazelrigg who passed away Sunday, October 9 at his home in Jacksonville. Congratulations to our Eagle in Action winners this week: Colby Tate and Holden Dunham! Several people from our area attended the wedding of Cory Koltveit and Kyra Kessinger on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Buena Vista Farms near Jacksonville. They reside at their home at Glenarm, Illinois. Christopher and Rhonda Kessinger and their children, Austin, Emma and Grace of Umitilla, Florida and Kenny, Becky and Grayson Teston also of Florida, visited several days and also attended the wedding of Cory and Kyra. Christopher

By NADINE  KESSINGER 217-407-4502

and Becky are children of Jeanie and the late Eugene Kessinger of Eustis, Florida. Don’t look for God where he is needed most. If you didn’t bring him there, he isn’t there. – Mignon McLaughlin Sympathy is extended to the family of Dianna Garrett of Mt. Sterling who passed away on Thursday, October 13. Dianna grew up in Griggsville and graduated from Griggsville High School. Among her survivors are her brother and sisterin-law Tom and Susan Miller of Griggsville.


Fire auxiliary ladies thank community

Milton will be hosting a Trunk or Treat on the north side of the square on Sunday, October 30thfrom 5 – 7 p.m. A costume contest will be held at 6:30 at the pork stand. Prizes will be given for the Scariest Costume, Most Original Costume, Cutest Costume and the Funniest Costume and is for all ages. Everyone is invited to set up their trunks to show their community spirit. This is always an enjoyable evening and viewing everyone’s decorated trunks is all part of the fun. If setting up a trunk, please be in place by 4:45 starting on the north side of the square and we will flow as far around the square as needed. Any questions, please call Sherri Howland 217-257-4975. Everyone is invited to

attend the community Baby Shower for Dylan and Chelsey Flynn on Saturday, November 12 at Milton Community Center at 2 p.m. The Milton-Pearl HCE unit met recently at the Milton Community Center. Hostesses for the evening were Sherri Howland and Rayola Daniel. Discussion for the evening was about our Corn Carnival flea market. We wish to thank everyone who made donations to this event and shopped to find many treasures to buy. Our unit uses the proceeds from this annual event to make donations to give back to our community. We make financial donations to the Christmas Basket program, UnMet Needs, Milton Community Center, Pearl Community Center and support


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and other area news Attends Lighthouse Baptist bonfire service

This year’s Vin Fiz may be last We want to thank Shelly Hill, Chloe Chastain, & Kaylee Toohill Nebo’s 2016 Queen, Jr Miss & Princess for all their hard work running the Welcome stand for us during Color Drive. They are lovely young ladies whom we are very Proud of for having awesome Community spirit. Thanks again girls you are very appreciated! For those of you who told us you would come and help and didn’t we are disappointed. Friday night there was only 2 of us who showed up to do all the prep work for Color Drive. Saturday there was only 2 of us that showed up and we had to ask family members to come help. Thank goodness Shelly was there to run the welcome booth on Saturday or I don’t know what we would have done. We didn’t even have

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By KARRIE SPANN 217-723-4262

the 4 H Foundation programs. Our next meeting will be at the Milton Community Center on Monday, Nov. 14th at 6:30 PM. Everyone welcome. The East Pike Fire Protection District Ladies Auxiliary wish to thank everyone who participated with generous donations for the pie stand, silent auction and brick sales. The commemorative bricks will be placed into the side walk or around the flagpole. Thank you for the community support of the fundraisers to build this new firehouse. 

“People take your example far more seriously than they take your advice”. I do appreciate any and all of your news. If you see any names on this list that needs changed, please let me know. If you have names that need added, please let me know about them too. BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES FOR THIS WEEK: Oct. 19 -- Cheri Myers, Eve Rue, Robert McDonald, Steve & Wyvetta Davis Oct. 20 -- Gary Williams, Larry & Sandy Wigington Oct. 21 -- Brian Robbins, Carla Bricking Oct. 22 -- Cary Harshman, Darrell Davis, Jim Jacques Oct. 23 -- Margaret Leahr Oct. 24 -- Dusty Helm, Jack Ruble, Shay Taylor Oct. 25 -- our one and only grandson Wess Davis, Katy Kelly, Bonnie & Gary Guthrie, Gary & Sharon Williams PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE PRAYER REQUESTS AS NEW NAMES ARE ADDED ALL THE TIME. POWER OF PRAYER. Prayer Requests: Angie Lin, Brother Leonard Dice, Brother Joe Gammon, Betty & Champ Collins, Christine Henthorn, Cleo Whitaker, Connie McFall, David Brawdy, Dianna Ruble, Frances Larson, Ginger Whitlock, George Whitlock, Gertrude Buss, Jerry Gully, Jim Shields, Josh Bennett, Kaitlyn Fletcher, Leroy Leonard, Mike Peters, Mary Crane, Ona Ogle, Pastor Gary Dice, Phillip Dice, Radar Grim, Roger Robbins, Roger Bonnett, Roger Woods, Sharon Dice, Sue Yackley, Stan Mcdannold, Teresa Manker, Ted Waddell, Tom Barger, and pray especially for the United States to turn back to God and our upcoming Election. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5, 6 A VERY SPECIAL EVENT TO PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR and attend. A Benefit for the Teresa Manker family will be happening Sunday, November 6th, from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., at the Griggsville American Legion. Teresa recently underwent surgery to remove multiple brain tumors. All the proceeds from this Benefit will go to medical expenses, insurance premiums, and lost wages. Here is a schedule for that day: Soup & Sandwiches from 11 - 2; a concert by Whiskey Revolution from 3 - 7; Sloppy Joe Meal from 5 - 7; Silent Auction Baskets; Hourly Door Prizes; a Photo Booth; and a Live Auction at 7:00. Any questions please call either Jennifer Liehr 1-217-242-3301 or Jessica Manker 1-217-430-2549. Let’s try to make this a very special day by having a huge crowd attend and help with this most worthy cause. DATES TO REMEMBER: Nov. 6 -- Daylight Savings

Time ends - set clocks one hour back November 8 - General Election To help the Saukettes with expenses, two of our local businesses purchased stadium seats. People can rent those seats at any football and / or basketball games, and enjoy these games in comfort. After the game, just take those stadium seats back to their booth. We have had our stadium seats for years and they are extremely comfortable, allowing the person sitting on them with a back rest. This is an extremely good deal to help a really good cause. The Findley Place Apartment complex has started doing a twice a week activity that some of you might be interested in. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 - 11, low impact exercises take place in the activity room. These are free to participate in, and what a way to get some much needed exercise in! “You cannot walk with God and run with the devil”. UPCOMING EVENTS TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR: Saturday, Oct. 22, the HEARSAY BAND will be performing at the Pike County Senior Center starting at 7 p.m. Mark your calendars. The Lighthouse Baptist Church will be hosting a Fall Revival Oct. 23 - 28. Sunday, Oct. 23, the Revival will be at 10:45 and 6, the rest of the days, the Revival will be at 7 each evening. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. The Ball Brothers and Legacy 5 will be in Springfield at the Real Life Church on Oct. 29. Why cook supper on Thursday, November 3, when there will be a SOUP SUPPER FUNDRAISER at the Pike County Senior Center from 4:30 - 6:30. There will be chili, cheesy broccoli soup, ham salad and pimento cheese sandwiches, desserts, a drink, and it’s all the soup you can eat. Mark this date on your calendar, and plan to attend and have a good bowl of soup for a chilly evening. Bluegrass Music will be at the Pike County Senior Center starting at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. On Thursday, Nov. 10, there will be a Fish Fry Fundraiser at the Pike County Senior Center from 4:30 - 6:30. Everyone is encouraged to attend and enjoy food and fellowship and all for a worthy cause. Nov. 12, the Gould Family will be at the Madison Park Christian Church in Quincy. The Detroit Christian Church will be hosting the gospel group Wanda Mountain Boys on Saturday, Nov. 19, with the concert starting at 6:30 p.m. Fellowship time will start at 5:30. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Have you started saving those General Mills boxtops? All of those that are saved and turned in to participating schools, help purchase supplies to the classrooms.

By WYVETTA DAVIS 217-285-4880

The SAMARITAN CLOSET on South Memorial Street, Pittsfield, open Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., and third Saturday of the month 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Call Della 1-217491-8980 with questions. RECYCLING will be at the Bowlers’ Universe parking lot on Fridays from 9:30 - 1:30. East Pike Lending Library in Detroit is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and on Fridays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. No fees, No cards, but gobs of books to choose from. Saturday, Oct. 8, Corey Stinson married his fiancee Karen Comporato in an outdoor ceremony at his home in rural Winfield, Missouri, It was a beautiful day for this happy occasion. Of course, his mother Shirley Stinson attended, and his sister, her husband, and children Holly and Justin Smith, Sadie, Abe, Hope, and Boaz flew in from San Antonio, Texas, to attend. Congratulations to the happy couple!!! After attending the wedding of her brother, Holly and Justin Smith, Sadie, Abe, Hope, and Boaz of San Antonio, Texas, stayed with her mother Shirley Stinson for a few days and left for home on Thursday, Oct. 13th. Steve and I were among the good crowd that attended the Fall Harvest Service & Bonfire at the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Griggsville Sunday evening, Oct. 16. We all enjoyed marshmallows and hot dogs roasted and several other items of food before Pastor Chris Crane led us all in singing several hymns and gospel songs and then gave an informal message that was very good. A good evening was had by all. Trivia Questions for This Week: 1. In the Bible, who was Abraham’s first son? 2. Who was the first divorced person to be a United States President? 3. How old was Jesus when he left Mary and Joseph in the temple? 4. Which comes closer to the equator, the northern tip of Antarctic or the southern tip of Greenland 5. From what mountain did Jesus talk about end times? 6. Where is the oldest zoo in the United States, and what is it called?


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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Pittsfield, Illinois

SCHEDULE OF EARLY VOTING CALHOUN COUNTY, ILLINOIS GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 8, 2016 Temporary Early Voting Site: Calhoun County Clerk’s Office (Handicapped accessible location) 106 N County Rd, Hardin, IL 62047 Accommodates: Belleview, Crater-Carlin, Hamburg, Hardin, Gilead, Richwoods, Point September 29, 2016 – November 7, 2016 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday October 29, 2016 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Closed October 10, 2016 to observe Columbus Day. 9.28.16, 10.5.16, 10.12.16, 10.19.16, 10.26.16, 11.2.16

REQUEST FOR BIDS Atlas Township is asking for bids to build a low-water crossing on Dutch Creek. Bids need to be submitted by Oct. 31 by 10 a.m. Send bids to: Ron Johnson, 31458 Jim Town Hollow Rd., Rockport, IL 62370. Atlas Township reserves the right to reject any and or all bids. For more information, contact Ron Johnson at 217-242-4548. 10.19.16


LEGAL NOTICE Requests for Proposals to Acquire City Owned Real Estate by City of Pittsfield The City of Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois (hereinafter the “City”) owns a tract of real estate within the corporate boundaries of the City and within the boundary of the City of Pittsfield Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District II (hereinafter the “TIF District”). The Illinois Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act (hereinafter the “TIF Act”) authorizes the conveyance of municipal owned real estate in a manner and at such price as the municipality determines is reasonable and necessary to achieve the objectives of the TIF Redevelopment Plan and Project (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-4). The TIF Act further provides that said conveyance must be made after approval of an ordinance by the corporate authorities and after public disclosure of the terms of such disposition and all bids and proposals received in response to the City’s Request for Proposals. Therefore, it is authorized by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Pittsfield, as follows: The City intends to convey the following described a 10 acre tract of real estate located south of the Farm Store and north of the Pittsfield Work Camp is hereby accepting Requests for Proposals from any party interested in acquiring such real estate. Any party that is interested in acquiring such real estate shall submit a sealed proposal for said acquisition to: Mr. Bill McCartney, Economic Development Director, City of Pittsfield, on or before 10 A.M on November 21, 2016. The City may award a Proposal at its City Council Meeting scheduled for December 6, 2016. Proposals shall contain the offered price and proposed terms of acquisition. The City requires the property to be acquired for a commercial use. Proposals should, at minimum, contain: a) Description of planned use; b) Site plan; c) Project financials including any incentives being requested from the City; and d) Description of the project team. Proposals shall be submitted at City Hall, 215 N. Monroe Street, Pittsfield, IL 62363 during regular business hours. Any questions regarding this matter shall be directed to Mr. Bill McCartney at (217) 285-4484 or e-mail: The City retains the right to select any Proposal received in accordance with the requirements of the TIF Act, to waive any requirements or formalities, and further to reject any or all Proposals received. Legal Description 10 acre tract in SE ¼, of the NW ¼, of the NE ¼ of SEC. 27 T5S, R4W Pittsfield Township By order of the City of Pittsfield, Illinois Ms. Cindy Prentice, City Clerk October 19th, 2016 10.19.16



Public Notice is hereby given that on September 28th, 2016 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 LG Fitness, located at 29629 County Highway 14, Griggsville, IL. Dated this 28th day of September, 2016 Wilma J. Wassell NOTARY PUBLIC, STATE OF ILLINOIS 10.5.16, 10.12.16, 10.19.16

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, successor by merger to Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, National Association, as Trustee f/k/a Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association, as Trustee for Structured Asset Securities Corporation Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-OSI; Plaintiff, VS. 16CH 11 Ronald S. Carmichael a/k/a Scott Carmichael a/k/a Ronald Scott Carmichael; Brenda Carmichael; United States of America; Defendants. NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the said court occurred in the above entitled cause, Sheriff Paul Petty, Sheriff of Pike, Illinois, will on November 18, 2016, at the hour of 09:00 AM at Pike County Courthouse, 100 East Washington Street, Pittsfield, IL 62363, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Pike, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy such judgment to wit: COMMENCING AT A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF OAK STREET IN THE CITY OF GRIGGSVILLE, 12

RODS SOUTH OF THE SOUTH LINE OF QUINCY AVENUE, RUNNING THENCE WEST 16 RODS, THENCE SOUTH 15 RODS, THENCE EAST 8 RODS, THENCE NORTH 10 RODS, THENCE EAST TO OAK STREET 8 RODS, THENCE NORTH 5 RODS TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 1 ACRE, MORE OR LESS, AND SITUATED IN THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 22, IN TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF PIKE AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. C/K/A: 109 South Oak Street, Griggsville, IL 62340 PIN: 43-025-13 The person to contact regarding information regarding this property is: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any questions regarding this sale should refer to file number WA140251. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: Single Family Home. The Property is not open for inspection prior to sale. The real estate, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and tenements, hereditament and appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold under such terms. Russell C. Wirbicki (6186310) The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-360-9461 WA14-0251 I705086 10.12.16, 10.19.16, 10.26.16

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE ZONING COMMITTEE ON APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF ZONING ORDINANCE Notice is hereby given that on the 15th day of November, 2016, at 5:45 o’clock p.m., in the City Council chambers of the City of Pittsfield, at 215 North Monroe Street, Pittsfield, Illinois, the Zoning Committee will hold a public hearing upon the application of the City of Pittsfield for a variation from the requirements of B-3, Highway Business District of the City of Pittsfield, at which time and place all interested persons and citizens may appear and will be given an opportunity to be heard in support of, or in opposition to, the aforesaid application. A copy of the application has been filed with the City Clerk and any interested person may examine such during regular business hours. The property is as follows: A part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 23, Township 5 South of the Base Line, Range 4 West of the Fourth Principal Meridian, Pike County, State of Illinois, bearings and distances based on the Illinois State Plane Coordinate System, West Zone, NAD83 (2011 Adjustment), also being part of Outlot 37 of Peter’s Addition of Outlots to the City of Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois and being more fully described in Deed Book 845 at Page 187 as recorded in the Pike County Recorder of Deeds Office, described as follows: Commencing at a found iron pin marking the Southeast Corner of said Section 23; thence North 88 degrees 49 minutes 45 seconds West along the South Line of said Southeast Quarter, 319.34 feet; thence North 01 degree 10 minutes 14 seconds East, 355.44 feet thence 31.21 feet along a curve to the left, having a radius of 20.00 feet and whose chord bears North 44 degrees 07 minutes 02 seconds West, 28.14 feet; thence North 00 degrees 03 minutes 26 seconds West, 17.36 feet to the Point of beginning; thence 116.21 feet along a curve to the left, having a radius of 200.00 feet and whose chord bears North 63 degrees 53 minutes 06 seconds West, 114.58 feet; North 47 degrees 14 minutes 20 seconds West, 123.51 feet; thence 126.99 feet along a curve to the left, having a radius of 200.00 feet and whose chord bears North 29 degrees 02 minutes 55 seconds West, 127.87 feet; thence South 01 degree 01 minute 45 seconds West, 17.45 feet; thence North 89 degrees 39 minutes 28 seconds West, 16.00 feet; thence North 00 degrees 24 minutes 44 seconds East, 200.01 feet to the South Right of Way Line of Illinois Route 54 / 106 (Washington Street); thence 18.15 feet along a curve to the right on said South Right of Way Line, having a radius of 959.11 feet and whose chord bears South 89 degrees 51 minutes 31 seconds East, 18.15 feet; thence continuing along said South Right of way Line South 89 degrees 33 minutes 19 seconds East, 44.00 feet; thence South 00 degrees 20 minutes 33 seconds West, 139.95 feet; thence South 89 degrees 31 minutes 57 seconds East, 20.05 feet; thence 112.23 feet along a curve to the right, having a radius of 130.00 feet and whose chord bears South 22 degrees 45 minutes 09 seconds East, 108.78 feet; thence South 47 degrees 14 minutes 18 seconds East, 122.95 feet; thence 74.24 feet along a curve to the right, having a radius of 130.00 feet and whose chord bears South 63 degrees 35 minutes 55 seconds East, 73.23 feet; thence South 00 degrees 18 minutes 07 seconds West, 26.77 feet; thence North 89 degrees 16 minutes 01 second West, 9.66 feet; thence South 00 degrees 35 minutes 00 seconds West, 42.63 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said property is now classified as B-3, Highway Business District, and the application is for a variance so as to permit the construction of a road, the grade of which will be 5.7% instead of the maximum 5% on a through street in order to obtain a permit from the Illinois Department of Transportation to connect with US Highway 54. ZONING COMMITTEE City of Pittsfield, Illinois 10.19.16

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Pittsfield, Illinois

Is a pet right for your family? By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Christmas is right around the corner and many children may have a pet on their wish list. Debbie Lambeth, Pike County Animal Control Officer in Pike County, urges parents to proceed cautiously. “Do your research,” she says. “Think of how big the dog will get, the breed’s temperament, the amount of care it will require,” she said. “Is our family ready for that type of commitment.” Lambeth gave an example of a family who researched and researched looking for a breed of dog that rarely barked. “They found one but they didn’t read far enough,” Lambeth said. “The dog needs lots of exercise. It needed to be walked or taken out a lot.” Lambeth said some parent try to get a pet for their child to growup with.

“That’s fine but with a new baby, there is a lot

“Even goldfish and gerbils need care and that care should be supervised and monitored.”

Debbie Lambeth Pike County Animal Control Officer to do, without adding a puppy or kitten into the mix,” Lambeth said. “The pet could get the short end of the deal when it comes to cuddling or one-on-one time.” Introducing a new baby to an existing pet should also be monitored. “Use common-sense,” Lambeth said. “Never leave the pet and the baby alone and keep the baby’s bedroom door closed so

the pet can’t get in.” Although in pet circles, larger-breed dogs are considered more stable and have more patient temperaments than a smaller breed dog, which are often hyper. “Plus larger dogs are less likely to be injured by a curious or rambunctious toddler,” Lambeth said. Lambeth said children between the ages of kindergarten and fourth grade are usually ready for a pet as long as parents oversee the care of the animal. “If you just assume your child is taking care of the pet, you might be unpleasantly surprised someday,” Lambeth said. “Even goldfish and gerbils need care and that care should be supervised and monitored.” And Lambeth also cautioned families to look at their schedules. “If you are the type of family that goes somewhere every weekend, for the weekend or take a

Red Ribbon week starts Oct. 23 Roxie Oliver, Executive Director of Mental Health Centers of Western Illinois announces the celebration of Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31.  The celebration theme this year is “You Only Live Once”.  MHCWI invites the community to take a visible stand against drugs by celebrating Red Ribbon Week. In 1985, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique S. “Kiki” Camarena was killed by drug traffickers. Agent Camarena had been working undercover for over 4 years in Guadalajara, Mexico. His efforts led to

a tip that resulted in the discovery of a multimillion dollar narcotics manufacturing operation in Chihuahua, Mexico. This discovery angered leaders of several drug cartels who sought revenge. As a result, he was kidnapped, tortured and brutally murdered.  Shortly after Camarena’s death, in his hometown of Calexico, California, the public outpouring of support turned into an organized community response in which citizens wore red ribbons to remember him and commemorate his sacrifice.  Congress established Red Ribbon Week in 1988.

Red Ribbon Week raises awareness of drug use and the problems related to drugs facing our community and encourages parents, educators, business owners and other community organizations to promote drug-free lifestyles. The campaign brings millions or people together to raise awareness regarding the need for prevention, early intervention and treatment services.  The red ribbon symbolizes a continuing commitment to reducing the demand for illicit drugs. It is the largest, most visible prevention awareness campaign observed annually in the United States. 

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lot of vacations, consider who will be taking care of the pet,” she said. “A cat might be okay for a day or two with plenty of food and water and a litter box, but a dog will need to be

fed, watered and walked.” And think about longevity. “If you get a pet for a six or seven year-old that pet may still be around when that child goes to

college,” Lambeth said. “I’ve been told cats live longer than dogs but either one could be left behind when its master moves out and is unable to take the pet with them.”


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Introducing children to charity early in their lives can lay a foundation of philanthropy that lasts a lifetime. The more kids witness charitable giving, the more likely they are to embrace charity as they grow up. Teaching children that it is better to give than to receive can be challenging, but it's never too early to instill philanthropic feelings in a child. In order to help young children understand what it means to be charitable, try these ideas. Open a dialogue A study from the United Nations Foundation and the Women's Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis found simply talking to children about giving increased the likelihood that children would give by 20 percent. Being specific makes a difference in getting the message out there. For example, rather than mentioning we have to give because it makes the world a better place,

explain how donating food will help feed the less fortunate who cannot afford to feed themselves. Lead by example Call the children over when you are doing something that pertains to philanthropy. Show them checks being written to help various nonprofits, or include them in outings that involve volunteer work. Look for easy ways to give Charity doesn't require a large amount of money or substantial effort, and starting with something simple can make for a great introduction to charity. Begin with small projects kids can embrace and understand. Spend time going through clothes that no longer fit and make a trip to a charitable clothing drive or collection bin. Bring your child to a clothing store or toy store and pick out an item that can be donated to a less fortunate child. This way he or she can participate firsthand.

Help out neighbors Being charitable doesn't have to mean spending tons of money or even putting together material things. It can involve donating time to others who may need assistance. Service-oriented projects, such as raking leaves, baking cookies or taking in elderly neighbors' garbage pails, are all types of charity. Children can become friendly and play with other children who may have a parent serving in the military or support someone who has special needs. Get involved with pets Animals and children seem a perfect match, and one charitable effort kids may embrace is helping animals. Bring food or pet supplies to a shelter or the local humane society. Allow children to interact with the animals they are helping. There are many ways to acclimate children to charitable living, and doing so may lay the foundation for a rewarding life.

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Hunting season brings accidents By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press Hunting season started just a week ago and already two individuals have been seriously injured in accidents involving tree stands. Both accidents happened Saturday. According to the Pike County Sheriff’s office, the first incident was near Milton when Dan McCartney, 49, Pittsfield, fell after his tree stand

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became detached from the tree causing him to fall. He was taken to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis where he is listed in stable but serious condition with several broken bones. The second accident occurred near Perry when Kendal Hannant, 20, also fell from a tree stand. He was taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy and is also listed in stable but serious condition also with broken bones.

Police Beat The police records released by the Pike County Sheriff’s office include the following arrests and bookings. The records state that these are accusations and each individual is presumed innocent until proven guilty. BOOKINGS Laura J. Coleman, 29, Springfield, was arrested Oct. 11 on a felony Pike County warrant and an Illinois Department of Corrections warrant alleging a parole violation. She was lodged at the Pike County Jail on $500 bond on the warrant and no bond set on the IDOC hold. Olivia A. Atkinson, 23, Griggsville, was arrested Oct. 11 on two Pike County felony warrants. The first alleges failure to appear and bond was set at $300. The second is seeking revocation of probation and bond is $1,500. She remains lodged. Sherry S. Riley, 35, Pittsfield, was arrested Oct. 11 on a Pike County felony warrant, asking for revocation of probation. She posted $400 and was released pending court appearance. Desirae Beck, 31, Pleasant Hill, was arrested Oct. 12 on a misdemeanor in-state warrant with a bond of $250; a Pike County traffic warrant alleging failure to appear at a resentencing, bond is $1,000; an unspecified Calhoun County warrant with a bond of $250 and a Greene County traffic warrant with a bond of $100. She remains lodged. Travis R. Brown, 33, Baylis, was arrested Oct. 12 on two misdemeanor Pike County warrants. The first alleges failure to appear on battery charges and bond is $250. The second is failure to appear and bond is $1,000. He posted bond and was released pending court appearance. Bryan Pults, 45, Pleasant Hill, was arrested Oct. 12 on a felony in-state warrant, a second felony in-state warrant and a misdemeanor Pike County warrant alleging failure to appear. Bond on the first warrant is $1,500, there is no bond set on


Michael Dale Billings, Phyllis Billings to Ronald Ellison Jr., SE 1/4, 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Sec. 24, Kinderhook Township; part of the NW 1/4, Sec. 24, Kinderhook Township. Martha E. Sheppard to William M. Sheppard, Martha E. Sheppard, part of the SE 1/4, Sec. 31, Pearl Township; SW 1/4, 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Sec. 32, Pearl Township; SW 1/4, 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 31, Pearl Township; Lot 1, part of the SW 1/4, Sec. 32, Pearl Township; E. 1/2 Lot 2, part of the SW 1/4, Sec. 32, Pearl Township; part of the W. 1/2 Lot 2, part of the SW 1/4, Sec. 32, Pearl Township; NE 1/4, 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 32, Pearl Township; N. 1/2, NW 1/4, 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 32, Pearl Township; NW, SE 1/4, SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Sec. 33, Pearl Township; NW 1/4, 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Sec. 33, Pearl Township; W. 1/2 Lot 2, SW 1/4, 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 32, Pearl Township; NW 1/4, 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 32, Pearl Township. James W. Leeds, Kathleen L. Leeds to Rawnald O. Hart, Kathy A. Hart, Block 2, Lots 1-8, Thomas & Moshers Addn., Pleasant Hill; Block 1, Lots 3-6, Thomas & Moshers Addn., Pleasant Hill. Darrell W. Vincent, Joan E. Vincent to Candace S. Asher, Gregory L. Huckstep, Lot 13, DB Garys SD, Hull. Frederick Grote to Christopher Potter, Judy Potter, Lot 5, Worthingtons SD, Pittsfield; N. 1/2 of Outlot of Outlots, Lot

the second felony warrant and $750 on the misdemeanor warrant. He remains lodged. Michael P. Winchell, 39, Pleasant Hill, was arrested Oct. 12 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. He posted $250 and was released pending court appearance. Christopher H. Beck, 41, Pittsfield, was arrested Oct. 12 on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine. He remains lodged pending court appearance. Tabitha M Dempsey, 22, Pleasant Hill, was arrested Oct. 13 on a Pike County traffic warrant alleging failure to appear. She posted $200 and was released pending court appearance. Joceylyn R. Garrison, 23, Odessa N.Y., was arrested Oct. 13 on charges of driving under the influence, unlawful use of a weapon, improper lane usage and reckless driving. She remains lodged in the Pike County Jail. Shannon N. Waggoner, 31, Baylis, was arrested Oct. 14 on a felony Pike County warrant seeking to revoke probation. She remains lodged in lieu of $1,000 bond. Timothy D. Shanks, 34, Pleasant Hill, was arrested Oct. 16 on a charge of felony domestic battery and interference with emergency communications. Toni L. Dolbeare, 50, Pittsfield, was arrested Oct. 16 on a charge of driving under the influence. She posted $100 and was released pending court appearance. 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.


Derrick Michael Mountain of Barry, IL to Paige Madison Malone of Barry, IL. David Brian Coultas of Pittsfield, IL to Pamela Sue Lothridge of Pittsfield, IL.

30, Peters Addn., Pittsfield. Sheriff of Pike County, IL - Paul F. Petty, Jannan N. Reid, Jannan Reid, JP Morgan Chase Bank NA to JP Morgan Chase Bank NA, Lot 2, NW 1/4, 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Sec. 4, Detroit Township. Sheriff of Pike County, IL - Paul F. Petty, Lora Kilgore, First Bank, First Bank Mortgage to Federal National Mortgage Association, SW 1/4, 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec. 14, Newburg Township. John R. Wilmesher, Heather S. Wilmesher to SPR Properties LLC, E. 1/2 of the South side, part of the SW 1/4, Sec. 5, Derry Township; E. 1/2 of the West part of the South side, Part of the SE 1/4, Sec. 5, Derry Township; E. 1/2, Part of the SW 1/4, Sec. 5, Derry Township; 30 feet wide easement, part of the NE 1/4, Sec. 7, Derry Township; 30 feet wide easement, part of the NW 1/4, Sec. 8, Derry Township; W. 1/2 of the South side, Part of the SW 1/4, Sec. 5, Derry Township; W. 1/2 of the West part of the South side, part of the SE 1/4, Sec. 5, Derry Township; W. 1/2, part of the SW 1/4, Sec. 5, Derry Township. Lucas A. Hart, Michelle L. Hart to Larry J. Casteel, Patricia A. Casteel, Lot 21-22, Lowry Heck SD, Pittsfield. Larry J. Casteel, Patricia A. Casteel to Lucas A. Hart, Michelle L. Hart, Lot 5, Panther Creek Est. SD, Pittsfield; Lot 6, Panther Creek Est. SD, Pittsfield.

Adams County 10 acres +/- Richfield TWP. Located minutes from Barry on blacktop. Would make a great building site. Adams County 72 acres +/- Northeast TWP. Nice investment farm with 50 acres tillable earning $16,000 per year. 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. Calhoun County 310 acres +/- Hardin TWP. Huge hunting farm with 55 acres tillable and the balance in timber located at the end of a dead end road. Calhoun County 80 acres +/- Hardin TWP. Excellent hunting farm with 15 acres tillable. Calhoun County 38 acres +/- Crater TWP. Nice farm with 2 acres tillable and 45 acres timber with Crawford Creek running through it. PRICE REDUCED - Pike County 172 acres +/Martinsburg TWP. Awesome hunting farm with cabin, lake and 50 acres tillable. Pike County 166 acres +/- Spring Creek TWP. Big timber hunting farm with 3BR ranch home. Pike County 135 acres +/- Pleasant Vale TWP. Awesome hunting property with 35 acres tillable in secluded location. Pike County 120 acres +/- Hadley TWP. Fantastic 120 acre investment farm with 114 tillable acres with the remaining 6 acres in timber. Pike County 113 acres +/- Pleasant Hill TWP. 3BR 2BA

house sitting on 7 acre lake with great hunting and nice mix of timber, tillable and CRP. Pike County 100 acres +/- Pleasant Vale TWP. Great hunting farm that has been in the same family for over a century! Pike County 94 acres +/- Pleasant Vale TWP. Big timber hunting farm sitting on the Mississippi River bluffs with 3BR 2BA brick home. Pike County 90 acres +/- Pleasant Vale TWP. Big timber hunting farm sitting on the Mississippi River bluffs. PRICE REDUCED - Pike County 54.93 acres +/- New Salem TWP. Secluded hunting farm located at the end of a dead end road surrounded by big timber with a major creek. Pike County 40 acres +/- New Salem TWP. Nice hunting property with big timber, creek and 7 acres CRP. Pike County 15 acres +/- Montezuma TWP. Awesome hunting farm with spring fed creek and 2BR cabin. SALE PENDING - Pike County 287 acres +/- Spring Creek TWP. Excellent hunting farm with 120 acres tillable and secluded location. SOLD - Pike County 166 acres +/- Derry TWP. Nice recreational and hunting farm with good mix of timber, tillable and creek. SOLD - PRICE REDUCED - Pike County 661 acres +/Spring Creek TWP. Breathtaking recreational farm with incredible Tennessee log home. Big timber, big deer, big opportunity!!

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1211 Rodgers St. Barry $234,000

16777 340th St. Pleasant Hill $250,000

10 Douglas Dr. Pittsfield $324,000

24772 Hwy. 96 New Canton $570,500

NEW LISTING - Pittsfield - #3 Hope Ave. - Very nice maintenance free 2BR duplex that is handicapped accessible close to town. $100’s. NEW LISTING - Hamburg - 407 Water St. - Old Post Office transformed into two workshops with a scenic view of the Mississippi River with separate 23 ft. riverfront lot included. Barry - 1260 Mason - 3BR 1BA home with new flooring that is move-in ready. Would make a good first home or rental. $40’s. Barry - 23841 295th Ave. - 4BR 2 story home with nice 4 season room sitting on 1 acre. $100’s. PRICE REDUCED - Baylis - 210 S. Main - 4BR home with detached 1car garage sitting on 2 lots. Home needs some TLC and is sold “as is.” $10’s. Griggsville - 107 N. Union - Great storage or building site on a nice lot behind Jiffi Stop with privacy fence and 2 car garage with concrete floor and city water. Griggsville - 201 N. Union St. - Large 4BR 2BA home with huge barn on nice lot. $70’s. Milton - 248 Tucker St. - Excellent property for a large family or to use as a hunting lodge, bed and breakfast, etc. Motivated Seller!! $100’s. Nebo - 515 E. Bridge St. - Very nice 2BR home sitting on 3 lots with many updates. Motivated Seller!! $60’s. Pearl - 48186 166th Ave. - Nice 4BR 2BA manufactured home with large machine shed and small pond on 4 acres. Move-in ready! $90’s. Pittsfield - 2 Quail Ridge Dr. - Beautiful 4BR 3BA sprawling ranch home in nice subdivision with extra lot. $200’s. Pittsfield - 406 E. Benson St. - Beautiful log home with lots of storage set among the trees of a 1.3 acre lot at the edge of town in a quiet area. $200’s. 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 - 1217 Sunset Dr. - Many many updates, including new fireplace, roof, heating and cooling, etc., makes this 3BR ranch home a very desirable property! $100’s. Pittsfield - 711 S. Memorial - One owner 3BR 2.5BA ranch home in nice South location. Move-in ready!! $90’s. Pittsfield - 355 Curtis - Nice 3BR brick home in great location. $90’s. Pittsfield - 1802 Lakeview Heights - 2BR 1BA home with lots of updates and 42’ x 87’ shed sitting on 2.18 acres +/- at the edge of town. $90’s. Pittsfield - 521 N. Dutton - Large 5BR, 2BA two story home with a family room in the lower level/basement that opens out to the back yard! $60’s. PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 218 W. North St. - 2BR 1BA home with nice fenced in yard and 1 car attached garage. Priced to sell!!! $50’s. PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 180 Washington Ct. - Nice 2BR home with 1 car detached garage on quiet street. Would make a great rental or starter home. $50’s. Pittsfield - Corner of N. Orchard and Oklahoma - 4 mobile home lots, three of which are rented. Call office for details! Pittsfield - 510 W. Adams - Great building lot to build your dream home on! Pittsfield - 220 W. Jefferson - Great building lot close to downtown Pittsfield. 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 - 13581 County Hwy. 11 - Iconic 5BR secluded country home yet close to town with a stunning view of the Pleasant Hill bottoms and wildlife on 35 acres +/-. $200’s. SALE PENDING - New Canton - 145 E. Mechanic St. - Very nice 3BR home with 2 car detached garage and many updates. $80’s. SALE PENDING - NEW LISTING - Pittsfield - 618 W. Grant St.Immaculate 2-3BR maintenance free home with newer roof and large deck in nice neighborhood. Move-in ready!! $100’s. SALE PENDING - Pittsfield - 403 S. Memorial St. - 3BR 1.5BA maintenance free home with attached 2 car garage with newer roof. Movein ready! $100’s. SALE PENDING - PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 520 W. Grant St.-3BR ranch home with oversized 2 car garage in nice location with new windows, siding and newer roof. Priced to sell! $60’s. SALE PENDING - Louisiana - 13030 Hwy. NN - Nice 3BR ranch home with 2 car garage and out building on 10 acres. SALE PENDING - Calhoun County 6 acres +/- Kampsville TWP. Nice building site with small creek and fruit trees. In cooperation with Property Professionals of Illinois. SOLD - Pittsfield - 303 Sycamore - 3BR brick ranch home with 2 car garage and beautiful landscaped yard in desirable location. SOLD - Pittsfield - 104 Panther Creek Dr. - Beautiful 3-5BR brick ranch home with extra lot and 2 car attached garage, finished basement, and private back yard. $200’s. SOLD - Pittsfield - 918 W. Jefferson - Nice 2BR ranch home with newer roof, vinyl siding, flooring in living room &kitchen and 2 car detached garage. Priced to sell!! $50’s. SOLD - PRICE REDUCED - Pittsfield - 704 N. Jackson St. - Very nice 3-4BR 2 story maintenance free home with zoned heating and cooling. $80’s. SOLD - Pittsfield - #1 Hope Ave. - Beautiful 2BR duplex in rural subdivision setting. SOLD - Barry - 533 Perry St. - Nice 3BR 1BA home with many updates. Move-in ready!! $40’s. SOLD - Pleasant Hill - 204 W. Silver St. - 4BR 1BA remodeled home with nice fenced in yard. $70’s.

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Area High School Football Results Camp Point................................ 48 Pleasant Hill............................... 14

Calhoun..................................... 54 Routt......................................... 22

Mendon..................................... 63 West Central................................. 0

Pleasant Plains........................... 36 Pittsfield.................................... 34

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Molly Rush, center, hits the ball over the net during a recent game with QND. Katie Bland, back and Olivia Hobbs, #17 wait for the return from the Lady Raiders.

Lady Saukees win over Triopia By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press The Pittsfield Lady Saukee volleyball team defeated Triopia last Monday night. Score of the

game was 25-14, 21-25 and 25-18. Marable had six aces and 10 total service points, Bland had three blocks, Marable had seven kills, Merryman, Rush, and Marable each had

10 kills each. Macey James had 13 assists. The next night, the Lady Saukees lost to Quincy Notre Dame, 13-25 and 16-25 in the senior night game. Seniors honored were:

Lady T’s celebrate senior night; play in PCC By ASHLEY MILLER Pike Press The Lady Tornadoes had yet another rough week. Losing to Liberty, Payson on their Volley for Hope night, and Western on Senior Night they now have a 5-18 record entering the PCC tournament this week. Thursday the Lady Tornadoes were at home for their last regular season game against Western where they took the loss in two matches, 25-17 and 25-19. Ashley McCarter lead the team in personal points with four while Kalli Goewey came in with three. The Lady T’s were strong at the net, Baylee Stain had three kills and five blocks and Hope Scott contributed two kills and one block. Cami Ring also had six assists while McCarter had three. This week the Lady Tornadoes are in Brussels for the annual PCC tournament. Monday night the they will face Meredosia first followed by Pleasant Hill. On Wednesday they will return to the court to play Brussels and Western back to back. Finally, Thursday the Lady T’s will play Pittsfield.

Maddy Gwartney, Macey James, Molly Rush, Kennedy Merryman and Katie Bland. Marable had five points, six blocks, three kills and 13 digs. James had 12 assists.

Thursday, the last regular game of the season before starting the Pike County Conference Tournament and then regionals was at Mendon. The Lady Saukees lost 6-25, 25-20 and 18-25.

Marable had four points, four blocks and four kills. Merman had 14 digs and James had five assists. The Lady Saukees were 3-13 going into this week’s tournament play.

Lady Wolves gearing up for post-season By BETH ZUMWALT Pike Press With just one week until post-season volleyball begins, the Lady Wolves are using the Pike County Conference tournament to tune up their game. For their last regular season game away game, the Lady Wolves traveled to Winchester to play West Central. They lost in two games, 11-25 and 2-25. In the game the Hanna Allen had two assists and two points; Keely Collard had a point, Hannah Cox had a dig, Katie Moore had two kills and one point, and

Melissa Watts, one point. “The Pleasant Hill Lady Wolves had a very off night against Winchester,” Coach Terri Clowers, said. “We just couldn’t get our first pass up to our setter. We struggled getting into good position for our serve-receive which didn’t allow us to get our hitters set up for the attack.” Clowers said she was hopeful the girls will get back on track and play as she knows they are capable. Thursday night, the girls played better but still lost to Mt. Serling, 25-18 and 25-20. Katie Moore had a kill and three aces and Kaylee

Smith had five kills. Correction The Pike County Conference Tournament is in Brussels. The location was incorrectly printed in last week’s Weeky Messenger. The Lady Wolves will play Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. versus Meredosia and again Thursday, Oct. 20 versus Western. Tournament officials have switched games between Wednesday and Thursday with the Wednesday games being played Thursday and Thursday’s games being played Wednesday.

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Wednesdays Griggsville-Perry wears pink! The Lady Tornadoes made pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness before their Volley For Hope game, showing their support for those who are currently battling, have survived, or have lost their battle to cancer.

Hawley represents Pittsfield in style at state By JACOB BRADSHAW Pike Press With neither team able to pursue in the post season to state, Lady Saukee golfer Lauren Hawley had the opportunity of traveling to Red Tail Run golf course in Decatur to represent Pittsfield High School in the state golf tournament. Hawley posted very

respectable scores, playing in a two, 18 hole tourney tournament. In her first round, she split a 44/41 for an 85, and in her second round, she split a 45/45 for a 90. Her final score was a 175, which placed her 47th out of 108 participants. “To say the least, I was upset that our team couldn’t make it to state,” Lauren said. “But I don’t

say that to take away from our success. We had a very successful season, and I feel like we can make another serious push come next year. My experience at state was basically practice for next year, just to see what the competition would be like and to enjoy it while I can. Not everyone can say that they’ve experienced what I’ve been able to.”

Saukees cross country prepare for post season By JACOB BRADSHAW Pike Press The Pittsfield Saukees Cross Country team traveled to Carlinville to finish out their regular season. For the ladies, 159 girls participated, and Kara Williams took sixth overall with a time of 19:13, and Finley Petty finished in 33rd place with a time of 21:00. For the mens side, there were 177 participants, and the runners finished as followed: Eli Ten Eyck 15:10 (1st), Thomas Hull 17:22 (30th), Bryan Piper 17:51 (39th), Wyatt Watkins 18:20

(47th), and Colin James 20:40 (116th). “I feel the team has really pulled together this season, even with all of the injuries we’ve had,” Maddie Palmer stated. “It’s been tough on coach Singler especially, considering all of the high expectations he’s had on the lady’s side. I still believe he is more than happy with how the team has done so far this year, nonetheless, because the girls have continued to improve and we still have a great shot of making it out of regionals. I think that the team has come very pretty far since we started this sum-

mer. We have a lot of oung runners, so that does make us more eligible for improvement throughout the rest of the season.” Pittsfield High School has been assigned to the Liberty Regional along with Athens, Auburn, Beardstown, Carrollton, Franklin, Routt, Liberty, Mason City, Mendon, Petersburg, Pleasant Plains, Quincy Notre Dame, Riverton, Springfield Lutheran, White Hall and Williamsville. The Liberty regional feeds into ElmWood Sectional and the state finals are held at Detweiller Park in Peoria, Nov. 5.

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Quarterback Noah Mendenhall, #7, hands off the #6 Cody Guthrie while #52 Will Heavner sets a block in Friday’s night game versus Pleasant Plains. The Saukees final game will be this Friday night versus Riverton.

Clock runs out on Saukees By SHANTAH GRATTON  Pike Press It was whoever had the ball last Friday night at Glenn C. Smith Field and unfortunately for the Saukees, Pleasant Plains had last possession. The Saukees lost their next to the last home game of the season Oct. 14 to the Pleasant Plains Cardinals. The final score was 36-34 after the Cardinals scored with just six seconds showing on the clock. The Saukees led the game with a little over four minutes to play but couldn’t hold the Cardinals out of the end zone. Pleasant Plains scored two touchdowns in the first quarter, one with 10 minutes showing and another with 4:36 on the clock. Pittsfield cut the deficit to 14-7 with a Noah Mendenhall one-yard plunge and a Cody Guthrie kick with

28 seconds in the first quarter. Neither team could muster any offense in the second but the Saukees took a lead when Guthrie put forth a seven-yard run and then also ran in for the PAT. Plains took the lead again with just over two minutes in the third and also converted the PAT to lead, 22-15 going into the final frame. The Saukees struck early when Mendenhall hit James Gwartney with a 30-yard pass. The PAT failed. The Saukees scored again, a 27-yard run by Korbyn Personett with 4:15 left on the clock. the PAT failed. Plains scored 21 seconds later on a 35-yard run. Pittsfield answered with a four-yard TD run by Personett but Plains had the last word, scoring with just six seconds on the board on a one-yard run.

Contributing to the effort offensively was Guthrie with 16 carries for 66 yards, Mendenhall having 10 carries for 57 yards, Austin Motley having 11 carries for 67 yards, and Personett  with 12 carries for 80 yards. The Saukee rushers ended the game with 49 carries for 270 yards.  Defensively, Elliott Fox had one tackle, Guthrie had five tackles, Gwartney with two tackles, Nate Hoover two tackles, Chase Howland with seven tackles. Mendenhall having five tackles, Motley having five tackles, Derek Neupauer with 12 tackles, Braden Oest with one tackle, Personett having 11 tackles, Johnathon Rumble with seven tackles, and Isaac Shaw with three tackles. The boys play the Riverton Hawks at home this Friday as their Senior Night.


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BARRY n Barry Community Chorus will be performing a Christmas cantata this year, but rehearsals will begin later to facilitate Judy's recovery. "At Last, Noel" will be performed on Dec. 11 at the Barry United Methodist Church. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. If anyone would like a book and CD to begin practicing on their own before rehearsals, contact Judy at 335-2665. n Blood drive for the American Red Cross at Western Community Unit District 12 High School on Friday, Oct. 28 from 1-6 p.m. To make an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors are encouraged to complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood. org/rapidpass to save time when donating. GRIGGSVILLE n Benefit for Teresa Manker family on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. at the American Legion. Soups and sandwiches served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sloppy joes served from 5-7 p.m. Live auction at 7 p.m. Whiskey Revolution will perform from 3-7 p.m. There will also be silent auction baskets, hourly door prizes and a photo booth. Teresa recently underwent surgery to remove multiple brain tumors. All proceeds will go towards medical expenses, insurance premiums, and lost wages. For more information contact Jennifer Liehr at 217-242-3301 or Jessica Manker at 217-430-2549. n Griggsville-Perry Schools Pancake Sausage Breakfast Saturday, Nov. 12 from 8-10 a.m. Join us at the Griggsville-Perry Christmas Kids Program. For questions please contact Jessica Bunch at (217) 833-2352 or bunchj@ HULL n Senior Citizens Annual Medicare Part D Open Enrollment at the Kinderhook Township Library in Hull on Friday, Oct. 21, Friday, Nov. 4 and Monday, Nov. 28 from 9 a.m.-Noon. Call Connie at (217) 285-6150 for an appointment. MILTON n Milton will be hosting a Trunk or Treat on the north side of the square on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 5–7 p.m. A costume contest will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the pork stand. If setting up a trunk, please be in place by 4:45 p.m. starting on the north side of the square. Any questions, please call Sherri Howland 217-257-4975. NEW CANTON n Coat Drive for Kids/Bike Run Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Copperhead Tavern on HWY 96. Bring a new or gently used coat. Last bike out by 1 p.m. Jordan Lundberg plays at 2 p.m. Coat and boots sizes needed as follows. Female adult sizes: 2 small, 13 medium, 3 large, 1 XL, 1 2XL. Female child sizes: 3 5T, 9 small (7/8), 8 Medium (10/12), 16 Large (14/16), 3 XL (18). Male adult sizes: 1 small, 7 medium, 7 Large, 2 XL, 1 3XL. Male child sizes: 5 5T, 5 small (7/8), 9 Medium (10/12), 6 Large (14/16), 2 XL (18). Female boot sizes needed: 1 Child (9), 2 Youth (11), 1 Y (12), 2 Y (13), Y (1), 1 Y (1.5), 2 Y (2)1 Y(4), 1 Y (5), 1 Ladies (8). Male boot sizes needed: 4 Y (12), 1 Y (13), 1 Y (1), 1 Y (3), 1 Y (4 Wide), 1 Y (5), 1 Y (5.5), 1 Mens (7.5), 1 Mens (11), 1 Mens (13). PERRY n Everyone in Pike County is

invited to the community park (by the Library) for the annual Perry UMC Community cookout on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. For more information call Pastor Dave at 217833-2575 or 833-2457. PITTSFIELD n The Alzheimer’s Association, Central Illinois Chapter is presenting “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease,” a free workshop meant to provide information on diagnosis, risk factors, disease stages, treatment options and much more on Alzheimer’s disease. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Findley Place Apartments. Registration is required. For further information contact the Central Illinois office at 217-228-1111. n Pike county community health partnership annual member meeting Thursday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Pike County Health Department. Please call 285-4407, ext. 100 or email info@pikehealthpartnership. org to RSVP. n The Pittsfield Rotary Club is conducting a coat drive for both adult and children sized coats. Please drop off new or gently used clean coats to State Farm Insurance, Pikeland Motors, or to the 24 hour foyer at the Pittsfield Community Center (look for collection). Coats will be distributed on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Pittsfield Community Center. n The Hearsay Band will play country music this Saturday, Oct. 22. Food will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the band will start at 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. n Dinner symposium featuring Bob Norris, Abe Lincoln Project Board, researcher and historian; Jon Austin, nationally known Civil War embalming surgeon; P J Staab, Staab Family Livery, Springfield. The program will include history of funeral practices throughout American history, Civil War soldiers buried in Pike County and the Lincoln funeral. Dinner and symposium on Friday, Oct. 28 at Crossroads Center from 6-9 p.m. Reservations are required. Call Kathy Zimmerman 217-285-6995. n Historic West Cemetery Guided Tour featuring Civil War embalming demonstrations by Dr. Benjamin Lyford, Civil War embalming surgeon portrayed by Jon Austin and the replica hearse used during Abraham Lincoln's funeral will be Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1-4 p.m. Sponsored by the Abe Lincoln Project of Pike County. n Benefit for Tommy Lane on Saturday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m.-12 a.m. at Lindsay’s. Silent auction from 6-7:30 p.m. Door prizes throughout the night. Antidote playing from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Food available with donation: BBQ pulled pork, baked beans, chips. T-shirts available, YS-XL. For more information or to make a donation, please contact: Karen at 217-257-5946, Tara at 217-491-2514 or Nancy at 217491-2302. n The Pike County Health Department is offering an 8 hour Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager’s Certification Course at Findley Place Apartments consisting of two class sessions on Monday, Oct. 31 and Monday, Nov. 7 from 1-5 p.m. Completion of the class and successfully passing the class exam will satisfy the State requirements to become certified as an FSSMC. Please contact Chelsea


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Hayden at the Pike County Health Department, 217-285-4407 ext. 116, or chayden@pikecoilhealth. org for registration forms or downloaded at n Liberty Village is sponsoring “Trunk or Treat”, Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the Pittsfield Manor. Trunk or treating, cookies and cocoa and prizes for first, second and third place best decorated trunk. n Rep. Darin LaHood will be hosting mobile office hours at the Pittsfield City Hall. Stop by anytime on Thursday, Oct. 20 between the hours of 10 a.m.-1 p.m. n The Pike Calhoun Illinois Retired Teachers Association will meet Thursday, October 20 at noon at the Cardinal Inn. Please bring a retired education friend. n Blood drive for the American Red Cross at the American Legion Hall on Monday, Oct. 31 from 2-6 p.m. To make an appointment, visit or call 1-800RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors are encouraged to complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at rapidpass to save time when donating. n Pittsfield United Methodist Church presents Trunk or Treat Sunday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the North side of the square. Wear your Halloween costume and join them for a night of family fun. To reserve a spot call (217) 285-9613. n Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Run Race will start and end at the Pittsfield United Methodist Church on Saturday, Nov. 5. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the race beginning at 8:30 a.m. For more information contact Sue Grigsby at suegrigsby44@ PLEASANT HILL n Arcanum V is Saturday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., at the Pleasant Hill Lions Club building, south of the fairgrounds. Anyone with questions can find the group on Facebook: Arcanum Guild. Arcanum V is a mini-gaming convention, a chance for gamers in and around Pike County to network, socialize and play games. The featured games this time around are Magic the Gathering and Warhammer 40,000. Two Magic tournaments are offered: Uncommonly Common starts at noon and Commander starts at 6 p.m. n Pleasant Hill Fire Department Turkey Shoot Saturday, Oct. 29 held at the Pike/Calhoun Sportsmens Club. Appropriate guns include 12 gauge, 20 gauge, 410 gauge, and no scopes. Shells will be provided. Sign-up starts at 10:30 a.m. with a rules meeting at 10:55 a.m. Shooting begins at 11 a.m. Minimum of twelve shooters per round. No alcohol allowed. Judges decision is final. Contact Cory Winchell at 217-473-1908 or Jody Coy at 573-754-0802 or any Pleasant Hill fireman for further details. ONGOING n Liberty Village Hawthorne Inn will be hosting Senior Bingo the third Wednesday of every month from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Snacks and prizes will be provided. Come join the fun at 610 Lowry St., Pittsfield. n Expect Extraordinary Community Gatherings are held every 4th Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. in the Findley Place Community

in and around the Pike County Area

Room, 400 W. Jefferson, Pittsfield. What if people with developmental disabilities lived, learned, worked, played and worshiped in all the regular places of our community? Join us to make it possible! People with developmental disabilities, their families and friends, caring neighbors, and all members of the community are invited. n Bright Star Methodist Cooperative Parish (Oxville, Florence, Detroit, Griggsville, Perry, New Salem and Baylis Methodist Churches) county wide Bible Study every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Griggsille United Methodist Church and every Teusday evening at Perry United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. This is absolutely free and everyone in Pike County are welcome to attend. If you have questions, feel free to contact Pastor Dave at 217-833-2575 or 217-8332457. n The Bible studies for 2016 will be held every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Perry UMC and every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Griggsville UMC. n To learn more about the Catholic Church, Rev. Mark Schulte will be leading discussions covering the 10 Commandments, the Apostles Creed, The Sacraments, Prayer, Church History and Tradition every Monday evening at St. Mary's Parish Hall at 7 p.m. Members of all Faiths and Denominations are welcome to attend. n Free meals served every third Saturday of each month at the Pittsfield United Methodist Church from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Carry-outs are available.

establishing a family or circle of friends, and looking to get the dream job. The Living Room meets every first Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Pittsfield Assembly. For more information visit us at or call us (217) 285-4258.

n The Pittsfield Masonic Lodge meets the second Monday of every month at the Masonic Lodge, 210 W. Fayette, Pittsfield.

n Meals Plus for Seniors serves lunch at noon, Mon. through Fri. at Findley Place at 400 W. Jefferson St., Pittsfield, Il. 62363. Over 60, meals are based on donations. Under 60, the cost of the meal is $6. 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. Wednesday, October 19 Buttermilk ranch chicken, baked beans, squash medley, lemon cream pie, juice (Flu shots from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Thursday, October 20 Smoked sausage, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, fruited jello. Friday, October 21 Pot roast, roasted potatoes, carrots, and onions, carrot cake/cream cheese frosting, cheese herb biscuit, and juice. Monday, October 24 Stuffed shells with sauce, Italian blend vegetables, side salad, jello with whipped topping, and juice. Tuesday, October 25 Pork chops with mushroom gravy, buttered rice, buttered cabbage, pumpkin crumble, and applesauce. Wednesday, October 26 Autumn pork roast, cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, Harvard beets, Halloween jello cake.

n A non-denominational, Bible class meets for one hour on Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m., at the Findley Place Apartments, 400 W. Jefferson street. Dr. Calvin Warpula is leading a study of the book of Romans. Everyone is invited. n Southern Pike Youth for Jesus hosted by the Nebo Nazarene Church at the Nebo Gym. The church van will pick up every Wednesday at the Pearl Jiffi Stop at 6:15 p.m. Ages 6 and up are welcomed to join. Games, music, bible message and snacks will be included. For more information call (217) 440-3327. The van will return approximately around 8:15-8:30 p.m. n Liberty Village of Pittsfield Hawthorn Inn will be hosting Senior Bingo Day the third Wednesday of every month from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Snacks and prizes will be provided. n Senior Adult Bible Study meeting at McDonalds each Wednesday from 9-9:25 a.m. for coffee, snacks, and visiting. Bible study, led by David and Charlotte Hamilton is from 9:25-10 a.m. This is sponsored by Calvary Baptist Church. 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 birth-6th grade. It's time to finally be Set Free. Learn more: Set Free Recovery Group on Facebook. com. n The Living Room is a ministry at Pittsfield Assembly of God that seeks to reach the people in the in between stage of life (After high school, but before midlife). Those who are finding a home and mate,

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NEW LISTING - ROCKPORT - 19671 HWY 54 - Completely remodeled Victorian home; this home features; 4 BDS, 3 baths, Master has it’s own bath and walk in closet; large eat-in AT #14 HOPE AVE. kitchen with oak Amish built cabinets, family room with original walnut mantel and gas log COUNTRY ROOTS, PITTSFIELD fireplace; wood floors throughout, walnut staircase in foyer, large 30x50 utility shed withTH THURSDAY, APRIL 28 cement floors. All situated on 4.5 acres. Much Much more!! Call for more details!! This 5-7 PM home is a must see! Listing Broker Kate Marable. PENDING!!-PITTSFIELD-37379 185TH LANE Listing Broker, David McCartney. NEW LISTING - BARRY-338 McDONOUGH - Nice family home; great location, very efficient, PITTSFIELD-829 ORCHARD-Move in readyListing two story familyDavid homeMcCartney. situated on extra big many updates, a NORTH must see, call for more details. Broker, lot; fiveLISTING bedrooms, two baths;- 120/122 appliancesCRANE to convey; roomgreat withinvestment Lopi fireplace NEW - PITTSFIELD ST. - relaxing Two storyliving duplex, insert; many updates; ; GFA;details! CA; newer siding, windows, exterior/storm opportunity! Call for more Listing Broker David McCartney. doors, seamless gutters and door; -chain link/vinyl fence. Listing Broker, David McCartney. NEWpatio LISTING BARRY - 23969 287TH AVENUE - Two bedroom family home with PITTSFIELD-511 ORCHARD-Very nice5 years ranchold; family centrally outbuildings. VinylNORTH siding, 22x12 carport; roof fruit home, trees. All situatedlocated, on one four bedrooms, full basement, newer roof, one att. Garage, utility room, much, much acre m/l ofGFA, pureCA, country living. Listing Broker, Kencar D. Renoud. more. Listing Broker, David McCartney. NEW LISTING - PLEASANT HILL - 17916 369TH – Ten year old Southland Jacksonville PENDING-PITTSFIED-195 with PCRE. Model modular home; thisJANIE home LANE-In features;cooperation three bedrooms two baths; living, dining rooms PITTSFIELD-1351 WESTGFA, WASHINGTON-Start your own business with this sq. ft. building; and spacious kitchen; CA, rural water, and septic. Great location and6690 investment. inferred andDavid gas furnace; five overhead doors; two air compressors; several thousand sq. Listing heat Broker, McCartney. ft.NEW of lofted storage. DBA as Pittsfield Tire, the building is for- Great sale but not the business. Great LISTING - PITTSFIELD - 1240 WEST WASHINGTON investment opportunity. business andFried opportunity. FOR built MOREin DETAILS. Formerly location Kentucky Chicken;CALL building 2003, hasListing 3120Broker squareDavid feet; McCartney. 163 front PENDING!!-3404 HAWK, IL David McCartney. feet , 33,976 sq. RED ft. (.78 acre).SPRINGFIELD, Listing Broker, PITTSFIELD-REDUCED $22,500!!-807 SELLER!!REDUCED!! - $19,900!!BY- PITTSFIELD - 433NORTH PIPERDUTTON-MOTIVATED LANE - Great fixer upper!! New Two roof bdrm ranch home; new roof; very efficient; Owners have relocated and areCall very on part of home; nice shaded lot; close to schools; great location. forMOTIVATED! more details.MAKE AN OFFER!! Listing Broker, Elaine Hoaglin. Listing Broker, David McCartney. PENDING!! SOUTH JACKSON, In cooperation withstory Listinghome. Broker, PITTSFIELDPITTSFIELD-117 - 504 NORTH DUTTON - Very nice move in ready two ThisDavid McCartney home features; three bedrooms, three baths, roomy kitchen, living and dining room; one car PITTSFIELD-123 W.patio PERRY-Four complex mobile home; kitchen garage, newer roof, and nice unit yard apartment all on a 80x148 city plus Listing Broker/Owner, appliances, GFA, CA and private entrance. New roof, newer windows, siding and interior remodel. David McCartney. Proven profitability Listing Broker/Owned David- McCartney. REDUCED!! - PITTSFIELD - 690 S. WALNUT Great three bedroom family home, full finished PENDING!!-PITTSFIELD-HIGHWAY 54-1.85 Acres/ml locateddetails!! in the Industrial Park. Listing basement, very efficient, great neighborhood. Call for more Listing Broker, Broker, David McCartney David McCartney. PITTSFIELD-603 NORTH DUTTONTwo bdrms; updated bath room; partial basement, REDUCED!! - PITTSFIELD - 829 NORTH ORCHARD - MOTIVATED SELLERS!! - Move in back deck an above ground pool.bigGreat investment withtwo reasonable utilities and ready,overlooking two story family home on extra lot; five bedrooms, baths; appliances to taxes. MOTIVATED SELLER!! Listing Elaine Hoaglin convey; living room with LopiBroker, fireplace insert; many updates; ; GFA; CA; newer siding, PENDING!!-PITTSFIELD-905 N. DUTTON. cooperation PCRE.fence. Listing Broker, windows, exterior/storm doors, seamlessIngutters; chain with link/vinyl PLEASANT HILL-(MARTINSBURG)-17868 Cty. Hwy 11- Ranch home, move in ready!! This David McCartney. home features;- REDUCED!! three bedrooms, bath,ORCHARD CA, GFA. Great livingfamily at it’s home, best. All situated PITTSFIELD - 511two NORTH - Verycountry nice ranch centrally on .99 acres ListingGFA, Broker, Douglas. newer roof, one car att. Garage, utility room, located, four m/l. bedrooms, CA, Judy full basement, PLEASANT JIMBroker, TOWN David HOLLOW ROAD-Three bdrm three bath split level home; much, muchHILL-32989 more. Listing McCartney. CA, siding/brick; partial electric/gas; central vac system, car garage, a 366690 x 30sq. hunting PITTSFIELD - 1351 WEST WASHINGTON - Start your owntwo business with this ft. lodge, withinferred kitchen, bedroom bath five and overhead garage. doors; All situated 2.3 acres m/l. Listing building; heat and gasand furnace; two aironcompressors; several Broker, David McCartney. thousand sq. ft. of lofted storage. DBA as Pittsfield Tire, the building is for sale but not the MT. STERLING-112 EAST location WASHINGTON ST.-Very nice family located. Listing business. Great business and opportunity. CALL FORhome; MOREcentrally DETAILS. Listing Broker, BrokerShane DavidHunt McCartney. PLEASANT Great home; 2/3 bedrooms, newer roof;home; carport. Listing PITTSFIELDHILL-607 - 123 W. MainPERRYFourstarter unit apartment complex plus one mobile kitchen Broker, ElaineGFA, Hoaglin. appliances, CA and private entrance. New roof, newer windows, siding and interior PERRY-THREE LOTS!Broker/Owned Great new home site.McCartney. Call David today. Listing Broker remodel. ProvenRESIDENTAIL profitability Listing David David McCartney REDUCED!! - PLEASANT HILL - (MARTINSBURG) - $122,000-17868 Cty. Hwy 11- Ranch PITTSFIELD-REDUCED-#14 HOPE features; AVE.-COUNTRY ROOTS-Twotwostory family home;Great 2200country sq. ft. home, move in ready!! This home three bedrooms, bath, CA, GFA. ;living two gar Garage; full finished basement; heatListing pump/all electric; new roof; five bdrm; at it’s All situated on .99 acres m/l. Broker, JudyCA; Douglas. four Over- 112 the garage unfinished 18x24 Deckfamily over looking the Country club golf MT. bath. STERLING EAST WASHINGTON ST.area. - Very nice home; centrally located. course. Situated Shane on a 90x140 Listing Broker, Hunt lot. ROCKPORT341 RESIDENTAIL WALNUT ST.-Three brms; GFA,new CA home Great location, two lots. Listing Broker PERRY - THREE LOTS! Great site. CallonDavid today. Listing David McCartney. Broker David McCartney REDUCED!! SYCAMORE-Three/four bedroom; two bath ranchListing home;Broker, CA; full PITTSFIELDPITTSFIELD-501 - Residential building Lot on Historical East Washington Street. partially finished basement; newer windows and roof; add on in 1999; two car garage. This is a David McCartney MUST SEE! Listing Broker, David McCartney MILTON - Lot - 180x170 W/ 4 buildings, located in Milton. Great investment opportunity. PITTSFIELD-Residential building Lot on East Washington Street. Listing Broker, David Listing Broker, David McCartney. McCartney PITTSFIELD - REDUCED - 419 S. MEMORIAL - Very nice two story family home, this home PITTSFIELD-REDUCED-690 SOUTH WALNUT- Three/four bdrm, two bath ranch home; GFA, AC, features added charm with refinished interior for that era; 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, CA, 2 car new roof; partially finished basement, remodeled master bath. Listing Broker, David McCartney attached garage. Listing Broker, David McCartney



n GREAT OFFICE BUILDING n POSSIBLE 3 SEPARATE OFFICES – across from upcoming Court House n GOOD CONDITION n 66 YEARS OLD +/n Approximately 2065 sq ft n NEW windows n NEW roof n ADDITIONAL SIDE LOT – could be utilized for parking


MILTON-Lot-180x170 W/ 4 buildings, located in Milton. Great investment opportunity. Listing Broker, David McCartney. SOLD - PITTSFIELD - 704 N. Jackson, In co oporation with PCRE PITTSFIELD-REDUCED-419 S. MEMORIAL-Very nice two story family home, this home features SOLD - PITTSFIELD - Lots on East Benson, In co oporation with Wade Real Estate. added charm with refinished interior for that era; 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, CA, 2 car attached PENDING - GRIGGSVILLE - Nature House facility in Griggsville, IL In co operation with garage. Listing Broker, David McCartney Wade Real Estate. SOLD-GRIGGSVILLE-27492 HWY 54, In cooperation with Wade Real Estate. PENDING - PITTSFIELD - Highway 54, Listing Broker, David McCartney. SOLD-PITTSFIELD-355 Cherry St. SOLD - PITTSFIELD - 807 North Dutton, Listing Broker, Elaine Hoaglin SOLD-PITTSFIELD-20780 405th St.; Listing Broker/Owned, David McCartney SOLD - PITTSFIELD - 501 Sycamore, Listing Broker/Owned, David McCartney SOLD-PITTSFIELD-Commercial building. Listing Broker, David McCartney SOLD - PITTSFIELD - 603 N. Dutton, Listing Broker, Elaine Hoaglin. SOLD-PITTSFIELD-415 North Madison. Listing Broker, Elaine Hoaglin


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MD HARDWOOD Floor Sanding/Refinishing Want to get that old hardwood floor refinished? Call Mark at 217370-6549 for your free estimate. Local, Friendly. web: mdfloorsandwalls.blogspot. com. 11.2.16 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. SELLBEST, 110 W. Quincy St., Griggsville: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Quality Used Furniture & AppliancesWashers, Dryers, Freezers, Fridges, Microwave, Electric Stoves, Twin, Full, Queen Beds, New Mattress Sets, Bedroom Furniture, Tables & Chairs, Upholstered Furniture, Tools, T.V.s, Stereos. Everything for the home and you! Call 217-242-2252. TFN

5TH GENERATION family farmer looking to expand grain operation. Wanting to rent tillable acres or would consider retiring farmer buyout. Call anytime 217-2486391. 200 ACRES cropland 2017, South of Time. Sealed bids to 308 Sycamore, Pittsfield by October 29 or call Carl Riley 285-6625. 10.19.16 FARM, COVER Crop, and Food Plot seed available. Call Camp Point Seed Company (217) 593-7333 or go to: www.camppointseedco. com for more information.



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1991 VOLVO 740 Turbo Wagon with 92,000 miles. Runs strong, interior is in excellent condition and very well maintained. Call 618374-9933. 10.19.16 HANDICAP WHEELCHAIR by the Scooter Store, red and gray, foot rests, oxygen bracket, Reese hitch carrier and ramp. Used one day, like new. Call 217-491-0697. 10.26.16 LONGABERGER POTTERY Classic Woven Traditions All Brand New Still In The Box 32 pieces Asking $500 Call 618-535-7253. 10.19.16 2014 AWD CHEVY TRA10.19.16 VERSE Champagne Silver Metallic 2nd row bucket 400D seats 3rd row bench seat Leather+Heated Seats FOR RENT 55,500 Hwy. miles Asking Pike County $25,000.00 Call 618-5351990 PRESTIGE double 0536. 10.19.16 wide mobile home, 22x40. 3 BR, 2 BA. Call 217-370600 2629. TFN HELP WANTED 2 BEDROOM home for rent. No smoking, no pets, security deposit required. 217- DRIVERS-CO & O\Op’s. 285-4502. TFN Earn great money running 2 BEDROOM apartment for dedicated! Great benefits. rent. No smoking. No pets. Home weekly. Monthly boSecurity deposit required. nuses. Drive newer equipment! 855-582-2265. 10.19.16 217-285-4502. TFN ONE BEDROOM apart- DRIVERS: COMPANY CDLment for rent. No pets, no A. Guaranteed Salary + Milesmoking, security deposit age. $2500 Sign On + 401K. required. Call 217-285-4502. Quarterly & Annual Bonuses. Excellent Benefits Package TFN YARD SALE season is here! 855-902-7681. 10.26.16 11.9.16

FOR SALE Regular Angus Bulls ready for work. Great dispositions, excellent genetics, low birth weights. Lagemann Farms Angus. Call 217-320-2482. 10.26.16 SIX NEWSPAPERS, over 20,000 readers every week. The People's Marketplace Place your ad with us! 20 words for only $6 Classifieds!


NO HUNTING or Trespassing allowed on 315 acres property in Batchtown Illinois owned by Jim and Carol Squires. All violators will be prosecuted. 8.30.17 NO TRESPASSING or hunting allowed on the land in Batchtown owned by Steve and Cindy Meszaros. Violators will be prosecuted. 5.24.17 NO TRESPASSING or hunting allowed on the land in Batchtown owned by Marcy Klockenkemper, Judy Lamer, Jeremy Russell, Bonnie Stepanek, and Cindy Meszaros. Violators will be prosecuted. 5.24.17

NO TRESPASSING no hunting on property owned by Martha Knight (also known as Marty Aderton), Lincoln Valley Road, Hardin 11.26.16



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MY LAND lo­ cat­ ed in Sec­ tion 18 SW of Pearl is pri­ vate prop­er­ty. Hunt­ing, fish­ ing, trap­ping, tres­pass­ing, for any pur­pose, with­out the writ­ten, signed per­mis­sion of the own­er, is strict­ly for­bid­ den. Vio­ la­ tors will be pros­ e­cut­ed. Ti­mothy Brink­man. 5.20.17

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FOR SALE Two story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 5 acres. Newer kitchen, new bathroom, fenced, pole barn, 5 miles south of Griggsville on blacktop road (217) 2855738 10.19.16

FOR SALE: Two bedrooms home, located at 209 west pleasant street in Winchester. Vinyl siding, replacement windows, oak kitchen cabinets, great starter home or investment property. Call Lyle at 217-652-2522.

HUGE THREE family yard sale. Rain or shine. Saturday, Oct. 22 from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Kids and adult clothes, dishes, baskets, antique furniture, all priced to sell. 7 Airport Road, go to the west end of Lowry Street then keep left. 10.19.16 MOVING SALE at 618 W. Grant st. Thursday, Oct. 20, from 1-6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Saturday Oct. 22, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 322 John Deere riding mower, Nordictrack soloris treadmill, loveseat, recliner, leather rocker, table and light combination, TV stand with 27'' older TV, card table and four chairs, four matching oak chairs, large computer desk with leather chair, glassware, pictures and other wall decor, patio table with umbrella and stand, area carpet with matching runner, gun cabinet, Christmas decor, china and silverware and other misc. items. 10.19.1 YARD SALE 975 W. Washington on Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Antiques, furniture, glassware, books, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢ items. Bring change. 10.19.16 NEED EXTRA cash? Sell your used items in The People's Marketplace Classifieds. One phone call puts your ad in six newspapers....a total circulation of almost 22,000 readers!




Scott County TWO ADJOINING buildings located near a busy intersection in Winchester, Illinois. Ideal for new business and storage. The north building is 2170 square feet with: Two offices (16 ft x 13 ft and 10.5 ft x 13.5 ft) A bath and storage room (9.5 ft x 8.5 ft) Gas forced-air furnace, Central air, 200 amp breaker box, Double doors in back for easy loading and unloading. The south building is approximately 1175 square feet; it is great for a new business or for use as a storage room. Two buildings for one price! The vacant lot to the north could possibly be purchased, making a great addition to the property. Darrell Moore (217) 473-5486 Worrell Land Services, LLC 2240 West Morton Jacksonville, IL 62650. Office: (217) 245-1618 Fax: (217) 245-5318 TFN

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WANTED WANTED LOOKING FOR Female Doxen weiner dog to breed with Male Doxen weiner dog for puppies. Willing to pay any veterinary expenses or to have a vet artificially inseminate. Will pay well for services. Buddy is very smart and intelligent. Please call (217) 430-6156. 10.26.16 STANDING TIMBER, buying. R. McKinnon Logging. Walnut, White Oak, etc. No yard trees. Not affiliated with Pleasant Hill McKinnons. 217-242-5401. 10.26.16 READ THE classifieds every week for great details on cars, boats, hunting land and housing! Call and place your ad today.


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Campbell Publications IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT SCOTT COUNTY, ILLINOIS FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF WINCHESTER, a Division of the First National Bank of Beardstown, Plaintiff, vs. No. 16-CH-2 JERRY W. LITTIG, LORI L. LITTIG, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Judgment of Foreclosure entered on July 1, 2016, Circuit Judge David R. Cherry will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder the premises involved herein on November 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the main hallway of the Scott County Courthouse, 35 East Market Street, Winchester, Illinois. The following information is given concerning said sale: A. Person to contact for information regarding the real estate: Norine Jefferson, First National Bank of Winchester, 26 West Cherry Street, Winchester, Illinois, 62694, telephone (217) 742-3134. B. Common address of the property: 171 South Walnut Street, Winchester, Illinois, 62694. C. Legal description of the property: The East Half of Lot Number Two (2), except two (2) feet off the North end thereof, in County Clerk’s Fifth Addition

to the City of Winchester, Scott County, Illinois. D. The real estate is improved with a single-family residence. E. The real estate may be inspected prior to the sale by contacting Norine Jefferson. F. The time and place of the sale are as stated above. G. The terms of the sale are that the purchaser will pay ten percent (10%) of the purchase price on the day of sale, execute a purchase agreement, and pay the balance due within thirty (30) days; payment shall be by cash or certified funds; title insurance will be provided to the purchaser in the amount of the purchase price; the buyer will assume and pay all real estate taxes and assessments for the year 2016 and all subsequent years. H. The case title, case number and court in which the foreclosure was filed are as shown above. First National Bank of Winchester, a Division of the First National Bank of Beardstown, Plaintiff, By: Rammelkamp Bradney, P.C., Its attorneys,

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF, -vs- 16 CH 14 DAWN M. WOODS A/K/A DAWN M. KAY-WOODS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on July 11, 2016; Mark Kallal, Sheriff, 201 West Pearl Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052, will on November 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM, at Jersey County Courthouse, 201 West Pearl Street Jerseyville, IL 62052, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Jersey County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court.

Attorneys for Plaintiff: Rammelkamp Bradney, P.C.H. Allen Yow, Counsel 232 West State Street, P.O. Box 550 Jacksonville, Illinois, 62651 Telephone: (217) 245-6177 Fax: (217) 243-7322 Email:

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT GREENE COUNTY, CARROLLTON, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association PLAINTIFF Vs. 15CH 00018 Rosemary Heath; et. al. DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 8/17/2016, the Sheriff of Greene County, Illinois will on 11/30/16 at the hour of 9:45AM at Greene County Courthouse, 519 North Main Street Carrollton, IL 62984, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Greene and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 03-92-23-306-016 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 339 Highland Street Carrollton, IL 62016 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.

SAT, OCT. 22, 2016 • 10 A.M.


10.5.16, 10.12.16, 10.19.16

Commonly known as 34184 Catfish Court, f/k/a 30 Catfish Court, Brighton, IL 62012 Permanent Index No.: 07-110-007-90 Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY Residential The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. The judgment amount was $71,969.45. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Shapiro Kreisman & Associates, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I705715

Said property is legally described as follows:



By: H. Allen Yow, Counsel


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If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information.

THURSDAY, OCT. 27 • 5 P.M. 1106 N. Jackson St., Pittsfield, IL

A terrific 3-bedroom home built into the hill in a peaceful, isolated and beautiful setting with ample shade trees on the north side of Pittsfield. The huge 1.87 m/l acre lot is nestled nicely into an out-of-the-way location and hosts a great 24’ x 36’ garage/shop with a concrete floor and wood stove. The single level home is simple, spacious and efficient in its design with large kitchen, dining and living areas and has city water and electricity. Contact Brian today to view this great property prior to the auction! Attorney: Tom Henderson, 115 E. Washington St., Pittsfield, IL 217-285-9676

BENNY SCHLIEPER WWW.CURLESSAUCTION.COM • 217-242-1665 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JERSEY COUNTY - JERSEYVILLE ILLINOIS Caliber Home Loans, Inc. Plaintiff, vs. 16CH 8 Oliver Dale Klein; Linda M. Klein; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants; Oliver Dale Klein Defendants. 16491 Otterville Road, Grafton, IL 62037 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on June 17, 2016, the Jersey County Sheriff’s Office will on November 1, 2016, at the hour of 9:00AM at the Jersey County Sheriff’s Office, Jersey County Courthouse, 201 W. Pearl Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 16491 Otterville Road, Grafton, IL 62037 Parcel Number(s): 06-127-011-50

If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). For information call Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, One East Wacker, Suite 1250. Phone number: 312-6516700. Attorney file number: 16-002972. Zachariah L. Manchester MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6303885 Email: MDKIllinoisFilings@manleydeas. com

The real estate is improved with a Single Family Residence.



the following described real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Pike, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy such judgment to wit:


C/K/A: 109 South Oak Street, Griggsville, IL 62340

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, successor by merger to Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, National Association, as Trustee f/k/a Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association, as Trustee for Structured Asset Securities Corporation Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-OSI; Plaintiff, VS. 16 CH 11


Ronald S. Carmichael a/k/a Scott Carmichael a/k/a Ronald Scott Carmichael; Brenda Carmichael; United States of America; Defendants.

For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-15-17921. I705631

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the said court occurred in the above entitled cause, Sheriff Paul Petty, Sheriff of Pike, Illinois, will on November 18, 2016, at the hour of 09:00 AM at Pike County Courthouse, 100 East Washington Street, Pittsfield, IL 62363, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular,

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Sale terms: Bidders must present, at the time of sale, a cashier’s or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property will NOT be open for inspection.

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PIN: 43-025-13 The person to contact regarding information regarding this property is: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any questions regarding this sale should refer to file number WA14-0251. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: Single Family Home. The Property is not open for inspection prior to sale. The real estate, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and tenements, hereditament and appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold under such terms.


Russell C. Wirbicki (6186310) The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-360-9461 WA14-0251 I705086 10.12.16, 10.19.16, 10.26.16

LOCATED: 5 SOUTH MAIN ST. WINCHESTER, IL. For listing and photos view web site at Auctioneer I. D. #16215 or contact auctioneers. TERMS: CASH. Buyer number issued and personal check accepted upon presentation of positive photo identification. Food available. Your attendance is always appreciated.


AUCTIONEERS DARRELL MOORE, Winchester, IL. (217)-473-5486 ROGER STRANG, Jacksonville, IL. (217)-370-2530 DICK SAMPLES, Jacksonville, IL. (217)-245-5010

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