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The Lebanon Emerald Mound Volunteer Fire Department is in the running for up to $5,000 in prize money offered by Spengler Plumbing, Heating and Cooling in O’Fallon. If you’d like to help the fire department, which is leading the race as of this writing, visit online at http://spenglerco.com/everyday-heroesfund/. Voting ends Feb. 9.
Voter registration ends Feb. 18
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City debates fireworks expense The Lebanon-Emerald Mound Volunteer Fire Department is reportedly seeking funds to pay for an Independence Day fireworks celebration. Alderman Bruce “Bart” Bartholomew said Monday during a committee meeting that the department had asked the city for $10,000. Bartholomew said he didn’t think tax dollars could be used for that purpose. After a robust discussion, council members questioned whether tax dollars could be used and whether they should be used. Bartholomew suggested that business be asked to donate since fireworks “would bring more people to town.”
“That’d be one heck of a benefactor to raise $10,000,” Mayor Rich Wilken said. He said that people from out of town tend to not donate toward fireworks and, since the display is late at night, many of the businesses would be closed. He said it’s “not a money maker” for the fire department or for local businesses. Bartholomew and Alderman Stephen Hagan discussed whether an event could be developed for the Fourth of July while businesses were open and then culminating with the fireworks. Bartholomew suggested involving the Chamber of Commerce. Hagan said he might support giving
the fire department some money for fireworks if it was legally OK for the city to do, but not the full amount. “I’m in the middle on that,” he said. He suggested that $1,000 would help. Alderman Frank Almeter said, “Fireworks are a positive thing for Lebanon. If there’s any way we can do it, I think we should.” “Keep voting on the Spengler website,” Bartholomew said. The fire department could win up to $5,000 from Spengler Plumbing, Heating and Cooling in O’Fallon if residents vote online through Feb. 9. [See ‘Vote early and often’ in The Yellow Box on page 1.]
The last day to register to vote in the March General Election is Feb. 18. Under a law that took effect last month, anyone who is 17 but will turn 18 before the General Election may vote in the primary election. One may register to vote at the County Clerk’s office in the county building in Belleville or at any city/village hall, township office or library. If you have any questions about registering to vote, call the County Clerk’s office at 618277-6600, ext. 2377.
Meet the author of racing books at event
The Friends of the Library group is sponsoring a “meet the author” series. The next event is 7 p.m., Feb. 27 at the First United Methodist Church, 603 W. St. Louis St. in Lebanon. The author is Joyce Standridge who wrote Did You See That?, Gotta Race! with Ken Schrader, Inside Herman’s World with Kenny Wallace and Win It or Wear It — All Time Great Sprint Car Tales. She has written for and taken photos for racing magazines and serves on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame’s selection committee. She also has served on a race team pit crew and is married to an accomplished late model/sprint car driver.
Abbott to be sworn in
Scott Abbott, a former Illinois State Police lieutenant colonel, is expected to be sworn in Monday, Feb. 10, as Lebanon’s police chief during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting. The Council also is expected to amend its personnel manual to reflect updated requirements for the position.
No trivial matter
Lebanon Kids, Inc. is sponsoring a trivia night at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22. The event will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 901 N. Alton St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit online at www.facebook.com /LebanonILKids.
LEBANON JR. GREYHOUNDS Head Coach Kerry Allen (right) receives the key to the city from Mayor Rich Wilken. The Greyhounds won the SIJHSAA state championship Jan. 31 at Rend Lake College. Photo by Heather Britt Helfrich.
In other business, Wilken announced that the city cancelled an insurance policy that will save nearly $5,000 a year. The policy had covered mechanical breakdowns, but another city policy now covers the same thing making the old policy duplicative. The committee members also discussed a number of budget items including the possibility of raising inspection fees, shifting police and fire dispatch duties to O’Fallon, rebidding lawn care at the cemetery and purchasing (and funding) new equipment for
Annex plan hearing set
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The Lebanon City Council wants to annex a 300foot wide strip of land east of the city running south to Faust Road and then another section back west to Illinois State Rt. 4. The project includes running a water line and some sewer line. Alderman Frank Almeter said a sewer line already exists for most of the distance. The project ends at land owned by Richter Farms, Inc., according to the plat prepared for the city by Rhutasel and Associates, consulting engineers. The public is invited to weigh in on the annexation plan at a public hearing set for 7:15 Feb. 24 at City Hall, 312 W. St. Louis St. Almeter said there currently is no plan for development of the land being annexed but that the annexation would prepare the city for future development. He said the council has seen how such planning has helped other cities grow. He pointed to Mascoutah, which annexed property around the I-64 interchange. That area now has a hotel, a convenience store with a gas station and a travel center with fuel and a restaurant.
Master call maker talks turkey By David Porter If you’re in the market for a quality turkey call made by Don Bald in Lebanon, get in line. It’s a very long line. Currently, there’s a three-year waiting list. Bald is a premier call maker with more than 100 blue ribbons from the National Wild Turkey Federation. His ornate yet functional calls have sold for as much as $4,200, which was a record when that call was sold at auction. Many of his calls are donated to NWTF events and have earned more than $100,000 for that organization, he said. On Feb. 12, he will head to the NWTF annual con-
vention in Nashville, Tenn., where he will compete for more than $25,000 in eight divisions. Bald taught English and industrial arts at Lebanon High School for nearly 40 years and has hunted for as long as he can remember. He started making calls about 25 years ago. He makes a wide variety of calls including tube calls, scratch boxes, long boxes, one- and two-wing bone calls, trumpet calls, trough calls and the Swiney Rayfield striker call named for a renowned call maker from Missouri. He also makes swan calls. Many of the calls are crafted from exotic woods and adorned
with scrimshaw designs, ivory ornamentation and cast silver rings. Every call is signed and numbered. Aside from intricate design, all of the calls are functional. Bald said he usually makes 20 calls simultaneously of a given design. That way, he can set up his equipment to replicate the various pieces that go into the call. The first 10 of any design he makes are reserved for his family. He said he keeps detailed records of who buys his calls. He shared some of his secrets developed over a quarter of a century. For a box call, for instance, See TURKEY on page 4
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Don Bald carves a small turkey in wax. The wax will be used to make a ceramic mold, which will then be cast with silver.
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Delmar Tribout, 88, dies at home
February 5, 2014
Delmar R. Tribout, 88, of Tamms, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Tribout was born April 4, 1925 to Herbert S. and Freida (nee Wagner) Tribout in Belleville. He married Evelyn Dula in Belleville, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 31, 1987. He then married Doris (nee Wise) Keck on Sept. 25,
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Visitation was Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Meyer Funeral Home, Lebanon. Memorial service was Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at Meyer Funeral Home, Lebanon. Interment is Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at 10 a.m. at College Hill Cemetery, Lebanon. Clergy: Pastor Larry Buckles.
1996, in Belleville, and she preceded him in death on March 12, 2005. He was a boiler fireman at the Stagg Tribout B re we r y, Belleville, for 42 years and a member of Villa Ridge Baptist Church, Villa Ridge. Mr. Tribout served in the US Army during WWII, European Theatre, landed on Normandy Beach and earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He was a loving husband and father. He loved to fish and ride around the lake with his dog, Cindy. He is survived by one son, Terry (Nancy) Tribout, Cahokia; three step-children, Robyn (Harry) Swan, Terry Keck and Edward Keck; three grandchildren, Ian Tribout, Danielle Tribout, Nicole (Keith) Smith; three great grandchildren, Killian Tribout, Rylee Smith, Bryce Smith and one sister, Carolina DaRougna. Mr. Tribout was also preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Freida Tribout; one son, Larry Tribout (10/22/2011); one daughter, Dee Ann Tribout (12/12/ 2011); and one brother, August Tribout (10/9/2012).
Roger Brown dies at age 56
Roger Brown, age 56, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at home with loving friends and family by his side. He was born on Feb. 7, 1957, in Niagara Fall, NY, and was a longtime resident of Lebanon. As a local musician (guitarist for Floodline and The Guilty Ones), music had been a part of Mr. Brown’s life for more than 40 years. He spent the last 7 years working as a sales associate with the Guitar Center and enjoyed sharing his expertise and talent. An accomplished guitarist, he touched the lives of many and inspired them with his music. In his spare time, Mr. Brown enjoyed “jamming” with friends, writing music, reading, fishing and spending time with family. He had a very
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Lebanon Police arrest Price on theft charge
Lebanon police last week arrested 18-year-old Austin L. Price on a charge of theft under $500, a Class A misdemeanor. Price was reportedly in possession of a global positioning system taken from a car in December. Sgt. David Tutterow said there were seven or eight reports of cars being burglarized in December. The GPS is the only item that has been recovered. Tutterow said an informant alerted police to the stolen property. Serial numbers confirmed that the GPS was one that had been reported as stolen from the 300 block of West Dee Street. The Lebanon Police Department
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secured a search warrant for a home on Perryman Street. Price was taken into custody on Jan. 27 and charged two days later. He reportedly posted a $1,000 bond and was released. Officers Kyle Donovan and Tim Heinen were credited with tracking down the information that led to the arrest. Officer Kevin Harris conducted the interviews of suspects and witnesses. Tutterow indicated that the investigation continues with at least one other suspect. He cautioned that residents should keep their car doors locked. The cars that had been reported as burglarized were unlocked, he said.
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McKendree group presents feminist play
The McKendree University Young Feminists organization will present “The Vagina Monologues” on Monday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts on campus. The public is welcome. There is an admission fee and proceeds will benefit a local charity, Bethany Place, which provides social services in the Metro-East. “This event is designed to spread awareness about body image, female sexuality, and violence against women,” said Lindsay Hansard, president of the Young Feminists. “Spreading the message of nonviolence against women is important to us.” Students, faculty and staff members will read or act out episodes from the 1996 play written by Eve Ensler. “The Vagina Monologues” focus on the feminine experience as it relates to sex, relationships, and violence against women.
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THERE WERE MIXED REACTIONS to the movie, Monsters University, Jan. 31 at Lebanon Grade School. The local PTO sponsored the movie night where kids could wear their pajamas and munch on popcorn while enjoying the show. Admission was one canned item. From left are John Suemecht, Anna Helfrich and Alexia Marwa. Photo by Heather Britt Helfrich.
Brewer takes part in ‘bassoon brigade’
By ROBERT W. DUFFY A St. Louis bassoon brigade is heading from Grand Center to Marissa, Ill., on Tuesday. There it will address a musical situation that began playing out in November following a St. Louis Symphony rehearsal of Benjamin Britten’s opera, “Peter Grimes.” To understand the genesis of this brigade we have to track the career of internationally celebrated soprano Christine Brewer. Brewer lives in Lebanon, Ill., and began her operatic career in the chorus of Opera Theatre of St. Louis in the early 1980s. Her working career, however, began teaching music to students at the Marissa Elementary School, the now-closed Lenzberg Elementary School and Marissa High School, where she graciously demurred when asked to coach the volleyball team. The year-long Marissa experience stuck with her, however. And once her career took off into the stratosphere, she and her friend Nancy Wagner, who teaches in Marissa, came up with a 6th-grade geography program, “Where in the world is Mrs. Brewer?” That modest, pins-on-a-map (but increasingly international) exercise, initiated a decade ago, evolved into “Opera-tunity.” In an email, Wagner talks about the development of the program: “Christine started bringing members of the symphony down to Marissa with her when she would visit, and often brought back items and pictures from the different places she had been. She would bring coins, paper money, games, and once, she even brought dried
seaweed from Japan for us to try! “Then we started to get invitations to attend rehearsals at Powell Symphony Hall. So my 6th graders would travel by school bus to St. Louis and be treated like royalty once we got there! Most of them comment that it is the fanciest place that they have ever been to. “Believe it or not, there are still students that get to see the Arch, Busch Stadium, and the Mississippi River for the very first time when we go to St. Louis for our symphony visit.” In this “fanciest place,” the kids have the rare privilege of sitting in on closed rehearsals – most all of which involve their friend Brewer as a soloist. They also have the attention of the maestro, David Robertson. Brewer is not in a regular subscription concert with the orchestra this year, so Robertson, a devotee of “Opera-tunity,” a polymathic genius and a mensch, invited the students for “Peter Grimes.” This towering masterpiece by Benjamin Britten is rough going musically and emotionally for grown-ups. Interestingly, the Marissa students have absorbed such operatic complexities and aren’t afraid to articulate them. Brewer tells of the time she brought the children to Powell Hall for the third act of Richard Wagner’s “Die Walkure.” Brunnhilde, sung by Brewer, is punished by confinement by her father, chiefgod Wotan, sung by bass-baritone Alan Held, to a remote fire-ringed rock. After rehearsal some of the kids told Held, in so many words, that his character is a jerk, and that it was unfair that Wotan should
Brewer punish Brunnhilde for doing what she thought was right. Held told the boys and girls that clearly they had been indoctrinated by the person representing Brunnhilde’s side of this disagreement, namely Mrs. Brewer. And so it goes with this segment of the opera audience of the future, thanks to Brewer, thanks to David Robertson. But the inspiring narrative doesn’t stop at that rock. It continues magnificently.
After the rehearsal, Austin Gilley, 11, who plays saxophone in the Marissa Elementary School band, asked the maestro if there were a saxophone in the Peter Grimes score. Robertson said no. Austin, the son of Stacey Gilley and Brandon Gilley, volunteered that although he plays the saxophone, the instrument he truly wanted to learn and to play is the bassoon. The Marissa band room contains no such instrument — yet. Robertson responded with characteristic generosity. Would it be OK with the school and the band
director if he bought the school a bassoon? Indeed, the school answered, it would be very much OK. Robertson purchased the instrument. On Tuesday, the entire bassoon section of the orchestra will head to Marissa to meet with the students and donate the brand new bassoon. For now, Austin Gilley will be its player. If that isn’t heartwarming enough, consider this. The bassoon will be given in memory of Andrew “Drew” Thompson. Thompson was the symphony’s exceptionally talented bassoon-contrabassoon player who died at age 27 in midOctober. Brewer said Thompson’s mother, Jackie Stilwell, is sending her son’s first bassoon instruction book to Austin. In addition to Robertson and Brewer there are three key members of the bassoon brigade. They are principal bassoon Andrew Cuneo; assistant principal Andrew Gott; and Felicia Foland, who’s enjoyed a long and distinguished career with the orchestra. Who knows? A bassoon virtuoso just may be warming up an hour or so southeast of St. Louis, thanks to extraordinary and quite inspiring lyrical expressions of human kindness and musical generosity. A tribute fund in honor of Drew Thompson has been established by his friends in the orchestra. Proceeds will be used for the benefit of young musicians who’ve played in the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra.
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DON BALD’S TROPHY ROOM displays many of the awards he has won for his ornate and functional turkey calls. Bald has won more than 100 blue ribbons from the National Wild Turkey Federation. On Feb. 12, he will head to the NWTF annual convention in Nashville, Tenn., where he will compete for more than $25,000 in eight divisions. Photos by David Porter.
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there is a slot cut at an angle on top of a cylindrical box. The thin edge of the slot must be sharp, he said, to cut the air being blown through the chamber. To harden the edge, he soaks the wood in Super Glue. That keeps the sharp edge from chipping. His trough calls use a small piece of slate salvaged from chalkboards from the old Lebanon High School. When a tornado damaged the school in 1983, slate chalkboards were part of the debris that was discarded. A wooden or bone
stick, called a striker, is scratched against the slate to make a trill like a turkey. Imagine fingernails scratching a chalkboard. These calls come with a finegrit sandpaper and Brillo pad for conditioning the slate and striker. Just like a pool cue has to be chalked, the call has to be conditioned, he said. Like the call itself, the conditioner is housed in an ornate wooden case matching the call. Another call is made from the wing bones of a turkey. Bald uses only bones from legally killed wild turkeys. He does not use domestic or farmed turkey bones. The tube call is a small device, carved from machine-shop plastic, that utilizes a rubber membrane that produces the trill when one blows into the call. One design is called the Little Sweetie, which is a nickname for Bald’s granddaughter; his grandson is Big Sweetie. One of his most ornate calls is a tube design with intricate silver and sometimes gold rings as well as parts carved from ivory and rare woods. For the metal work, Bald carves a design out of wax. The wax is then placed in a container that is filled with ceramic material that is fired in a kiln. The wax burns off and is replaced with pure silver. The Swiney Rayfield call is a trough call that utilizes an air
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THIS IMAGE SHOWS the detailed carving on a trough turkey call. The image on the right shows a piece of slate salvaged from the old Lebanon High School; a wooden striker is scraped against the slate to emulate the sound a turkey makes. chamber underneath that informs the pitch of the call. It was designed by the late Swiney Rayfield from Eminence, Mo. Rayfield’s widow gave Bald permission to produce the call, he explained, and each one is signed with Rayfield’s initials and Bald’s name. Bald teaches hunter safety and call making. He now competes with his grandson at the national conference. Always the teacher, Bald said he enjoys helping others and doesn’t fear the competition. “My reputation is made,” he said. Teaching is a way of giving back. The designs of the calls impact the effectiveness of them, but the carvings and ornamentation make them works of art. As a lifelong hunter, Bald applies the same integrity and attention to detail to his calls that he does hunting. On his website, www.baldscalls.com, he offers his philosophy on hunting: “Hunters should savor the hunt rather than the kill. Good friends and acquaintances are worth far more than turkey records.
“Revere the bird you take; he represents thousands of years of evolution, and unlike the dinosaur, he's still here. “Patience and confidence are the best pieces of equipment you can take on a turkey hunt, and you can't buy either of them in a store. “Don't quit hunting 'til the last legal minute; success can come at any time. Learn to use as wide a variety of calls as you can; versatility can save the day. “Don't underestimate your quarry. I believe that indiscriminate killing will be the end of our sport unless we change back to ethical hunting and all that it entails.” On the web: www.baldscalls .com.
THIS IMAGE SHOWS the fine detail on one of Bald’s turkey calls. The turkey is cast in silver. The flower and top piece are ivory.
T H I S F I N E LY D E TA I L E D turkey is hand carved on a wing bone from a wild turkey. Bald said he won’t use bones from farm-raised birds.
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Consider the stakeholders when raising minimum wage President Obama has set off a vigorous debate with his call during last week’s State of the Union speech for the federal minimum wage to be raised from the present $7.25 to $10.10 per hour. He challenged not only the Congress but the country to “Give America a raise!” Commentators pointed out immediately that raising the minimum wage would affect a very small percentage of the workforce. Many of those who are in minimum wage jobs, they say, are teenagers who do not depend on their wages to make a living but for whom these jobs provide an entry point into the job market. Critics point out that such a raise would put many of these young people out of work, since employers would simply reduce their workforce to make up for lost profits. Then there are the complaints of the “job creators,” the large corporations who claim higher wages will be a drag on the economy as employers are forced to pay more for labor, thereby undermining profitability. Or, corporate spokespersons say, raising wages just drives up prices, as businesses pass the added costs on to consumers. Higher prices will simply erase the gains made by workers. This puts inflationary pressure on the economy and everybody loses. Those who advocate the minimum wage increase point out that many of those working at minimum wage are not teenagers, but adults. In fact, many of these jobs formerly filled by youngsters are now held by adults who have lost good paying jobs in the crash of 2008 and can’t find comparable jobs – there are presently three job seekers for every job opening in our national economy. The advocates also point out that higher wages provide an immediate economic stimulus as lower-wage workers have more money to spend. The debate goes back and forth, each side making their arguments
on talk shows and in the press. But both sides argue from a common set of assumptions embedded in a capitalist paradigm. It is assumed that the purpose of the economy is to maximize profit by charging as much as the market will bear, and by keeping production costs (mostly labor) as low as
possible, thereby widening the profit margin. The beneficiaries of this capitalist economy are the shareholders (stockholders). All economic activity is for the purpose of maximum benefit to the shareholders. But there is another paradigm in which the picture changes dramatically, one where the economy is not for the shareholders’ benefit alone, but for the stakeholders. Who are the stakeholders? They are everyone who has a stake in the health of the economy. They are all of us. And “all of us” includes not just the middle class, but the poor. And yes, the wealthy are stakeholders, too. Their ultimate wellbeing is at stake as well as those whose labor contributes to their wealth. The end goal of this economy is not maximum profit, but the common good. The World Economic Forum met a couple of weeks ago in Davos, Switzerland, where they meet every year in January. Gathered there were some of the world’s richest people, as well as statesmen and economists. In the past several years, the conveners of the conference have invited religious leaders. They felt something was missing – a sense of core values, a moral compass. They asked these religious leaders to help them include these
those in attendance to a “deeper reflection,” and to “reshaping the world.” He challenged them thus: “I ask you to ensure that humanity is served by wealth and not ruled by it.” Wallis tells us the Pope calls us to be mindful of those who are the most excluded from the global economy. “We are perhaps among the most included in this global economy. So how will the most included reach out to the most excluded this year?” Wallis asks. Many at Davos spoke of their awakening awareness. When Wallis asked them how they were going to implement that back home, too often the answer was “I can’t do that.” “That is what has to change!” Wallis declares. The shift from a shareholder to a stakeholder economy is indeed going to be difficult. In spite of the odds, Wallis believes change can and will come. He calls on business leaders to make the paradigm shift from shareholders to stakeholders, from considering their job a career to owning it as their vocation and the vocation of their company or organization. The declared vocation of the Davos Conference is to “improve the state of the world.” That calls for a commitment to the paradigm of the Common Good.
I’m a little late getting this week’s submission written. I’m so late that I’m writing last week’s column this week. This week’s copy may have to wait till next week. If it’s any consolation to you, this is not the only chore that has had to wait while I raced the clock to finish my first edition of the Lebanon Advertiser. The laundry is piled up and the house is more of a wreck than it normally is. Now that I’m self-employed, or, in some ways, self-unemployed, my world has changed in ways I never imagined. For one thing, I no longer have a bedtime. When you don’t have to be at work at a cer-
tain time, clocks and calendars lose their relevance. I’m more organized than I look, but self-discipline is lacking. There have been several times this past week when I’ve looked up from the computer to notice that it’s 3 a.m. or 4 a.m. I actually get a lot more done in the wee hours because the phone isn’t ringing. The rest of the world is still adhering to corporate time, but I’m on me time. On the flip side, I no longer have days off including weekends. Unfortunately, my boss, which is me, doesn’t pay time and a half for overtime. I’ve been working so many hours that it has even cut
into my time spent playing Words With Friends on Facebook. I’m circulating a petition to add more hours to the day — at least to Mondays. There are only 24 hours in a day, and I used them all Monday. I didn’t get everything done the way I wanted it, and I found a few mistakes when the paper came out in print. Next week is another opportunity to get it right. I’m getting a lot of help at the coffee shop, where I don’t get to spend nearly as much time as I used to. I’m writing this there now. The only way I can justify spending any time there is to take my work with me. Everybody has an idea of what
considerations in their deliberations. One of those invited to Davos was Jim Wallis, President of Sojourners. He presented the closing address. In it, he referred back to the letter Pope Francis sent to the conference, which was read at the opening session. Francis called
Viewpoint Conrad Steinhoff
A good library is essential to a good community. I don’t have any reason to believe that the Lebanon Public Library is anything but a good library, but the recent issues between the library and the city are not good for anyone. I was appalled to learn that the library did not have a viable restroom and that patrons were being asked to go down the street to private businesses rather than using the restroom at City Hall, which is in the same building as the library. I realize that the location of the restroom was problematic, but the contention between the two public bodies raised more stink than any toilet should. While the problem is being remedied, the attention revealed big question marks about the library’s structure. The library is not entirely a city entity, yet it’s not quite independent. It should be one or the other. Good governance requires transparency and accountability. In many cities, as in Lebanon, the library has its own tax levy. That preserves a funding source that protects it against political whims and budget cutting at the city level. But it can also remove the accountability that taxpayers deserve. In some cities, the library becomes a fiefdom where board members are hand picked by other board members and its budget becomes ripe for misappropriation. In Lebanon, there is no elected body that has oversight on how library employees are selected or how they are compensated. If the public were to become disenchanted with how the library spends its tax revenue, there is virtually no recourse. If a local library is part of the city government, then library employees should be subject to the same rules as other city employees. Their wages, vacation days, holidays and insurance benefits should be consistent with city employees. If the library is not part of the city governance, then it should have a board that is elected by the taxpayers. Whether it is a city library or an independent library, the chain of command should lead back to the taxpayers. We’re not suggesting that the library board has done anything wrong. Whether it’s a good board or a bad board is immaterial to this discussion. Any government entity that levies taxes should be accountable to the taxpayers. That accountability should be clearly defined, not buried under layers of technicalities that nobody understands. Library board president Susan Meister said bylaws for the library indicate that library board members must be appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council but that no one can remember that having been done in recent years. That would be a good start. The library leadership seems to be one with integrity. As such, it should not fear accountability whether that is through city council oversight or governmental independence. Pick one or the other and end the political ambiguity.
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Self-employment can render clocks and calendars irrelevant
Ramblin’ Man David Porter
ought to be in a newspaper. As I listened to the various ideas, it occurred to me that I was the only one in the room who had ever actually put out a newspaper. If I let the guys at the shop have a go at it, you’d see a newspaper filled with girlie pictures and sex advice
columns. Thanks, guys, but I think I got this. People are passionate about their newspapers, though. Moreso than I imagined. A lot of newspapers have struggled in recent years, but the thirst for information remains as strong as ever.
Maybe stronger. It’s a challenge trying to give people what they want in a fair and thorough manner. But I’m having fun. I will say that this newspapering business is a lot more work than I expected. I’ve been in the business a long time, so I knew it would be work, but when you have no staff to which to delegate, time management becomes more important. And a clean house becomes a pipe dream. © Copyright 2014 by David Porter who can be reached at email@example.com. Nobody has suggested to me yet that I go back where I came from, so, fingers crossed.
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Classified advertising deadline Friday before publication. Private party ads must be prepaid. Mail ad to Lebanon Advertiser, P.O. Box 126, Lebanon, IL 62254. Drop-off: 218 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Happy Ads — Private Party only; no commercial goods or services. $10 prepaid. Add $5 for photo. PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for road purposes of the Lebanon Township Road District, County of St. Clair, State of Illinois, for the fiscal year beginning March 1, 2014, and ending February 28, 2015, will be on file and conveniently available for public inspection at the Lebanon Township Office after 9 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2014. Notice is also hereby given that a public hearing on said Budget and Appropriation Ordinance will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the Township Office in the Lebanon Road District, and that final action on the ordinance will be taken at the regular meeting to be held at the Township Office, 10182 Summerfield South Road, Trenton, IL, at 7:30 p.m. March 4, 2014. Anton (Tony) Fritz Lebanon Township Highway Commissioner
Township Budget (Town Fund, General Assistance, Social Security, and General Insurance). Notice is hereby given that a tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for Lebanon Township, in St. Clair County, State of Illinois, for the fiscal year beginning March 1, 2014, and ending February 28, 2015, will be on file and conveniently available for public inspection at the Lebanon Township Office, 10182 Summerfield South Road, Trenton, Illinois after 9:00 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2014. Notice is also hereby given that a public hearing on said Budget and Appropriation Ordinance will be held after the Road District hearing on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the Lebanon Township Office, and that final action on this ordinance will be taken by the Board of Township Trustees of Lebanon Township at the regular meeting on March 4, 2014. Kathleen Reimann Lebanon Township Supervisor
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) ) ss Count of St. Clair ) Supplementary certificate of ownership of business (withdrawal of name) On July 13, 2009, the original certificate of ownership was filed in the office of the County Clerk for RCS Management, 125 Shiloh Station Rd., O’Fallon 62269. On January 24, 2014, the following person or persons ceased doing business under the above assumed name and have no further connection with or financial interest in the business carried on under such assumed name: Christopher P. Stroot, 125 Shiloh Station Rd., O’Fallon, IL 62269.
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Lebanon Advertiser, that its location is or will be 218 W. St. Louis St., in the City of Lebanon, 62254, in the County of St. Clair, State of Illinois, and that the true or real full name of names of the person or persons owning, conducting or transacting the same with the post office address or address of said person or persons is as shown below: Harlan David Porter, 337 S. Glenwood Ave., Springfield, IL 62704. Dated January 30, 2014. x2
PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON ANNEXATION AGREEMENT LEBANON CITY COUNCIL LEBANON, ILLINOIS On February 24, 2014, at 7:15 p.m., a public hearing will be held by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Lebanon in the Lebanon City Hall, 312 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon, Illinois, for the purpose of considering and hearing testimony as to an ordinance authorizing the execution of an annexation agreement in regards to the annexation to the City of Lebanon, of certain tracts of property, described as follows: Part of the north half of the southwest quarter of Section 32 and part of the east half of Section 31, all in Township 2 North, Range 6 West of the Third Principal Meridian, St. Clair County, Illinois, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of the southwest quarter of Section 32, Township 2 North, Range 6 West of the Third Principal Meridian; thence on an assumed bearing of South 89° 15’ 25” East on the north line of the southwest quarter of said Section 32, a distance of 300.00 feet to a point; thence South 00° 16’ 47” East, parallel with the west line of the southwest quarter of Section 32, a distance of 1325.65 feet to a point on the south line of the north half of the southwest quarter of Section 32; thence North 89° 21’ 30” West, on said south line, a distance of 300.00 feet to an old stone at the southwest corner of the north half of the southwest quarter of Section 32; thence North 00° 16’ 47” West on the west line of the north half of the southwest quarter, a distance of 1026.18 feet, more or less, to a point that lies 300.00 feet south of the northeast corner of the southeast quarter of the above referenced Section 31; thence North 89° 30’ 00” West, a distance of 300.00 feet to a point; thence North 00° 16’ 47” West, a distance of 300.00 feet to a point; thence North 89° 30’ 00” West, a distance of 260.00 feet to a point; thence North 00° 03’ 33” East, a distance of 660.00 feet to a point; thence North 86° 25’ 56” West, a distance of 759.82 feet to an iron pipe; thence North 00° 01’ 38” West, a distance of 624.21 feet to an iron pipe at the northwest corner of the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of Section 31; thence South 89° 14’ 01” East, on the north line of the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of Section 31, a distance of 659.72 feet to a concrete monu-
ment at the southwest corner of the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of Section 31; thence North 00° 02’ 23” East, a distance of 661.03 feet to a concrete monument at the northwest corner of the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of Section 31; thence North 89° 05’ 21” West, on the south line of the north half of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of Section 31, a distance of 290.92 feet to a concrete monument; thence North 00° 03’ 45” East, a distance of 661.76 feet to a concrete monument on the north line of Section 31; thence South 88° 56’ 41” East on the north line of Section 31, a distance of 950.90 feet to the northeast corner of Section 31; thence South 00° 03’ 33” West on the east line of Section 31, a distance of 2637.44 feet to the place of beginning, containing 63.78 acres, more or less, together with that part of the Oak Grove School Road Right-of-way that lies adjacent to and contiguous with that part of the above described property that lies in the north half of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of Section 31. For purposes of general reference only, the following Permanent Parcel Numbers are integrated into the subject property in whole or in part: 05-31.0-200-006 05-31.0-200-007 05-31.0-200-009 partial 05-31.0-400-002 partial 05-32.0-300-001 partial It is proposed that the zoning of the subject property at the time of annexation shall be Agricultural (A-1). An accurate map of the subject property proposed to be annexed to the City and the form of the proposed annexation agreement are on file with the City Clerk. You are further notified that the proposed annexation agreement may be changed, altered, modified, amended, or redrafted in their entirety after the public hearing. All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing and will be given an opportunity to be heard. By order of the Corporate Authorities of the City of Lebanon, St. Clair County, Illinois. Pamela Koshko, City Clerk
HORNER PARK HALL — New reservation number: call 979-6420 Monday-Friday (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) or leave a message any time. FREE PICKUP of old washers, stoves, iceboxes, water heaters. Call 934-4961. LICENSED HOME DAYCARE center has openings — Evenings & weekends also available. *New Year’s Eve Special: $35 1st child, $15 each additional child. 7 p.m.-8 a.m. Dinner, snack & breakfast served. 537-9572. 20-27-4-11 ANTHONY’S AUCTIONS Need an Auctioneer? Call Today. (618) 224-9800. T.L. WEIL Property Inspection. LLC licensed, certified. 618-537-6657. Residential and commercial. Everything Design behind the silver door. Design 5. 537-4555.
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10 years ago February 4, 2004 Recent items of interest from City Council or committee meetings include that the volunteer fire department is looking forward to the purchase of a new fire truck. But the new truck is considerably longer than present rolling stock, which would necessitate moving an interior wall in the City Hall building in order to accommodate the new vehicle. An Internet provider has asked the city for permission to install antenna equipment on the Lebanon city water tower. … Lebanon police chief Douglas Lebert has told the city’s personnel committee that he favors abandonment of all requirements for residency or proximity of residence for his staff. He said only one Lebanon policeman currently lives in
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Recollections Lebanon, and only once in his 18year career was he, himself, summoned to work from his out-of-town residence. He called the residency requirement “archaic.” After nine rounds of competition and a unanimous decision in the final round, McKendree College debaters, Sarah Haefner of Collinsville, and Mark Wonnacott of Belleville, brought home the Pi Kappa Delta National Championship in Parliamentary Debate. Spelling bee winners were James Adams, fifth grade, and Olivia Cornell, seventh grade. Sixth graders James Clay and Michael Clark won the chess tournament held at Lebanon Elementary School. Winners of the Cub Scout’s Pinewood Derby were Brandon Nichols, first; Bradley Nichols, sec-
THE REVEREND VSEVOLOD LYTKIN, left, Bishop of the Sibertian Lutheran Church, poses with local Lutheran pastor, the Rev. Brian Holle. Due to poor print quality two weeks ago, the Advertiser is reprinting this image.
ond; J.J. Mould, third; and Nolan Mueth, fourth. 30 years ago Feb. 8, 1984 The Lebanon homes of David M. Cornell, 123 W. Main St., and Gerald E. Cornell, 918 Belleville St., have been named to be recipients of St. Clair County Historical Society Landmark Plaques this year. Emerald Indian Mound northeast of Lebanon is to be named a Historic Site at the same time. Greyhound Lines, Inc., has filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission an application to abandon its service at 15 Illinois cities spanning the state from Fairview Heights to Lawrenceville, and including Lebanon. William H. Best, former mayor of Lebanon, has been recognized publicly for his public service to St.
Clair County residents in a resolution adopted Jan. 30 by the St. Clair County Board. Former Alderman N. James Lombardo was sworn in as new Lebanon mayor on Feb. 1. Brad Snyder, proprietor of Morris Auto Electric and Brad and Deb’s Liquor and Quick Shop, asked for assignment of a portion of the tow-truck calls originating within the city at the behest of city police. He was told that the police ask the owner of the vehicle in need of towing whom he wants to tow it; the police do not recommend anyone, even in case the person in need does not know anyone to ask for. Brad Snyder asked about his request that parking near his establishment be limited to 15 minutes. … Alderman Renfro told Snyder that he had received comments in
WHAT IS IT? If you know, you could win a 6-month new or renewed subscription to the Lebanon Advertiser. Send your answer to P.O. Box 126, Lebanon, IL 62254, or drop it off at the Advertiser’s new office at 218 W. St. Louis St., or email firstname.lastname@example.org with “What is it” in the subject line. We’ll draw Friday from the correct answers for the prize. Do you have an unusual item you’d like to submit, or an historic photo from Lebanon’s past? Send it in and maybe we’ll use it for our contest. opposition to such a limitation from people who live near there
and want the spaces left available for their parking.
FIREFIGHTERS David Cotts and Jeff Missey use the “jaws of life” to pry apart a car during a mock drunk-driving accident scene at Lebanon Community High School last month. Inside the car is Tim Tincher. Local police, fire and rescue personnel were on hand for the demonstration as well as an air ambulance and other emergency workers.
the street department. Wilken expressed concern for safety with some of the equipment currently used on streets and alleys. “Have you seen the equipment they’re using?” he asked. “We’re talking safety of our people.” He suggested that the Illinois Department of Transportation might be able to help with used equipment. Bartholomew said the city cannot budget more in expenses than it budgets in income. He said the city might have to borrow money to pay for new equipment but that it should not be built into the budget.
He said he did not know how much it would cost to extend the water and sewer but estimated around $350,000. He said the city would likely borrow the money. He noted that annexing land along Rt. 4 was problematic because of wetlands and state control of the highway. The land east of Rt. 4 is more advantageous, he indicated. He said 300 feet is the minimum width for this type of annexation. A public notice regarding the annexation appears on page 7 of this edition of the Lebanon Advertiser.
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THIS IS THE HALLWAY that separates City Hall from the Lebanon Library. In order to access the restroom from the library, patrons would have to walk down this hallway. Concerns about security and safety prompted the restroom to be closed to the public temporarily. Volunteers are constructing new walls and doors to allow access to the restroom without access to the hallway.
In the Garden
This winter has been soooo long. I spent January cleaning in the greenhouse to get ready for spring. On sunny days it is so bright, warm, and spring-like ... then I go outside and it’s back to frigid winter reality. Ow! Next week: February gardening tips.
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Head CoaCH Kerry allen receives a state medal from Greg Hale, executive director Southern Illinois Junior High School athletic association. Photo by donna Wood.
Head CoaCH Kerry allen celebrates with his team immediately after the Jr. High girls’ state championship. Photo by donna Wood.
eMIly reInneCK MaKInG the winning basket in the 48-47 oT WIn for the SIJHSaa Class M State Championship Jan. 31 over the okawville rockets. Photo by donna Wood.
THe lebanon CroWd reacts to the Jr. Greyhounds thrilling win over okawville for the state championship. The scoreboard at right tells the story as the game ended 48-47 in overtime. a large group of people from lebanon made the long trip to rend lake College for the game. They overflowed the side of the arena to the other side — a fantastic showing for a magical event. Photo above by Jim Michalak. Scoreboard photo by donna Wood.
olIvIa berry PuTS uP a shot against new athens. new athens won this one to secure first place in the Kaskaskia Conference. lebanon is second. The lady Greyhounds are 11-8 heading into the last week of regular season play. Photo by Jim Michalak.
GreyHound SenIor MICHael bender scored 6 points in a 6135 win over Marissa (Taylor Schmitt scored 21). lebanon senior varsity is now 6-11 overall and 3-2 in the Kaskaskia Conference. Photo by Jim Michalak.
CenTer derrICK GuTHrIe (24) stretches for the tip-off during the Jr. High boy’s regional. Photo by Heather britt Helfrich.
lebanon'S Taylor SCHMITT scored 11 points against smallschool powerhouse okawville. The Greyhounds lost this one 41-53 and are 7-12 for the season. Photo by Jim Michalak.
loGan SCHIePPe GoeS uP and over during the Jr. High boys regional tournament. Photo by Heather britt Helfrich.
lebanon JunIor HIGH’S derrick Guthrie scored 17 points in a 39-36 win over new athens in the first round of the regional held in lebanon. They will play Smithton for the regional championship. Photo by Jim Michalak.
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Jr. Lady Greyhounds win state in OT
By Brent Wood The Lebanon Junior Lady Greyhounds culminated an outstanding and emotional season with an exciting, 48-47 overtime win in the SIJHSAA state championship game over the Okawville Lady Rockets. The game was held at Rend Lake College Friday, Jan. 31. The game was filled with dramatic plays, some great bench play, and a bucket at the buzzer in regulation and again in overtime to win by one. The Lady Hounds bolted out of the gate in the first quarter on a 3-pointer by Abigail Reinneck, and early in the second quarter they had an 11-point lead. Okawville had a great game plan, and neutralized the Hounds’ smothering full-court pressure, and by halftime, the game was tied. Throughout the second half, Okawville controlled the lead and the tempo, but the Lady Hounds continued to key off of their pressure defense, forcing 8 turnovers in the second half. Heading into the fourth quarter 6 points down and in foul trouble, Coach Kerry Allen turned to his bench for help. Breena Small and Rose Pendegraft came off the bench twice in the fourth quarter contributing quality defensive minutes. Both teams fought hard in the fourth quarter, and despite the foul trouble and poor free-throw shooting, the Lady Hounds were down 3 with 50 seconds to play, and Abigail Reinneck tied the game with a
three-point shot from the wing. Breena Small entered the game late as Maddie Schoenfeld committed her 5th foul, and Small was in perfect position to get a rebound put-back to give the Lady Hounds the lead with 14 seconds in regulation. Okawville brought the ball down and had a put-back at the buzzer to tie the game. In overtime, Okawville took command of the lead until 1 minute remaining, when Krista Bass hit a key three-point shot from the wing to put the Lady Hounds up by one. Okawville took a 1-point lead with 11.8 seconds on the clock. Coach Allen called a time out to set up the last play of the game. Emily Reinneck received the ball inbounds and dribbled the length of the court, hitting a 10foot pull-up jumper at the buzzer to win the championship. The team returned to town for a 10:30 p.m. fire truck escort and parade around town. This was followed by a pizza party at Mama Gusto’s compliments of Paul Jansen, Edward Jones agent in Lebanon whose daughter played center for the Okawville Rockets. An emotional reception was held Saturday at 11 a.m. to honor the players and Coach Allen who is battling cancer. Mayor Rich Wilken issued the key to the city to Coach Allen and the team. Brent Wood is a graduate of the LCHS Class of ’79 and LCUSD #9 School board treasurer.
THE JUNIOR LADY GREYHOUNDS pose with the game ball and trophy after winning the SIJHSAA state championship Jan. 31. Pictured front row, from left are Attia Thomas, Abigail Reinneck, Emily Reinnect, Kendra Bass, Krista Bass and Rose Pendegraft. Back row: Assistant Coach David Adams, Maggie McMullen, Kelsie Schieppe, Madison Schoenfeld, Breena Small, Taylor Prosise, Head Coach Kerry Allen and Assistant Coach Abby Fritz. Photo by Donna Wood. Video of the game is online at rocketfans.net.