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Pot on the Spot Thursday, April 26th from 6-8pm at Seasons Bring your container or purchase one of ours. Choose plants and arrange them with the help of our expert staff.

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Now Open! Having been located inside the mall in Alton for more than 30 years, Merle Norman Cosmetics now invites you to visit their fabulous new studio south of the mall, across Homer Adams Parkway. The spa offers hundreds of fabulous selections in make-up. Get a free skin assessment before you purchase any product. Mandy Silvey, general manager of the new store says, “Merle Norman believes in the idea of try-before you buy’; they actually invented the concept.”


The whole facial hour is totally invigorating. At the new Alton Merle Norman location, you will pamper you’re entire body. In addition to makeup and wigs, the salon now offers waxing, facials, microdermabrasion and body wraps. Visit today.

Facial ~ Express Facial ~ Sur face Peeling Back Treatment ~ Classic Body Wrap A full body treatment that will certainly make you feel as a celebrity. Brow $9 - Lip $8 With this facial you will relax while Chin $10 - Cheek $15 we pamper you in full bliss with a Neck $15 - Arm $35 dry brush and salt-sugar exfoliaBack $55 & up tion treatment. After your exfoliation, Chest $55 & up you’ll rinse in a warm shower. AfBikini $35 & up ter that, the works really begins. Brazilian $65 & up Starting with aromatherapy breathing we work, into your skin, a wrap Male Brazilian $65 & up Underarm $20 of your choice. We will finish with a Half Leg $35 full body moisture lotion and facial Full Leg $65 & up moisturizer. $150 for 105 minutes

Come browse through our display of expertly designed combinations, or bring your own container and one of our specialists will create a custom planter for you. If you like to plant your own, you will be inspired by our designs. Our staff can help you find the right plants. Custom planting takes up to 7 days, or even a bit longer for the first two weeks of May.

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When visiting the new studio, you’ll first take a few minutes answering questions about your personal skin care and skin conditions. After which, the Merle Norman beauty experts suggest make-up, skin care and facial treatments (according to your skin type).

Seasons Garden Center & White’s Greenhouses have the largest and most unique selection of container gardens in the Riverbend area.

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flatulent sound a person is said to make when sitting on a whoopee cushion, which anybody can get for which there is no vaccine, but costs about $5 at the local gag store.

When people cough or sneeze tiny droplets containing the bacteria stealthily move through the air and the disease becomes easily spread from person to person (almost as quickly as gossip or a rumor).

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and knocking countless heartbroken grade school children out of spelling bees who didn’t know how to spell it. If you encounter anyone with the disease in a dark alley, I would run into another dark alley as fast as I could. Most people are vaccinated against it, but even with the 5 or so booster vaccinations most people get in their lifetime (unless you live in one of those organic nature loving artsy communes in the forest) it still can’t guarantee you absolute immunity for lifetime. Only a prosecuting attorney can do that, if he needs you to testify in an important case.

If you get the disease, rest assured that it will probably pass after an agonizing 6 weeks of coughing and sneezing, but at least you can get out of going to work for a week or so while you’re still contagious and your boss can’t do anything about it. And more bad news. Reports indicate that this latest outbreak contains a new strain of bacteria that is as resistant to antibiotics as children are to cleaning up their room. That’s one heck of a tenacious bacterium. Not to fear. The government is mobilizing forces against the disease is planning a bill that when passed, will outlaw it. I’m sure it will be as useful as all those other laws against things like speeding, underage drinking and shooting off fireworks, which have been so effective in the past.

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Kindergarten Registration, for the 2012-2013 school year will be at Bethalto East on April 19, 2012. Please make arrangements to attend this exciting event with your child. You and your child will have the opportunity to visit a classroom, have a snack in the cafeteria, play on the playground, and take a bus ride. This is a program, so please arrive on time and plan to stay the entire evening. Since you will be registering your student during this event, please make sure to bring the following items with you: • You must bring your child’s Certified Birth Certificate and Social Security Card. • You must present proof of residency within the District by providing 1 of the required documents from each of the following categories: Category 1 - Most recent property tax bill and proof of payment, mortgage papers, or signed and dated lease and proof of last month’s payment.

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Five Summer Shape-Up Tips You can enjoy those summer parties and still stay in shape!

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your outdoor fitness and eat lighter fare. If you are like me, and you find yourself having a harder time keeping extra weight off, the following tips are for you.

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able. Waiting until later in the day makes it easier to come up with excuses and not exercise at all. By getting your workout in early, you can also feel better if you do indulge a little at those barbecues.

2. Choose an event to train for. Ideally, find a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, bike race or triathlon that you can participate in late in the summer or early fall. This will give you an incentive to keep working out.

3. Grill grill grill. Usually it’s not the actual grilled food that is bad for you at barbecue parties. It’s the potato salad, the macaroni salad, the cookies, the pies and all the other unhealthy accompaniments. Your grill can be used for delicious and healthy fish, chicken and shrimp, and also for grilled fruits and vegetables! Skewers (shish kebabs) make a beautiful presentation and can be loaded with colorful veggies. I have also grilled pineapple, apples, peaches and mangos. Get creative! 4. At parties, load up on healthy options first. Fill your plate with fruit, vegetables and lean meats before opting for the unhealthier sides. Take your time eating, preferably away from the food table. Have a conversation with someone while you enjoy your food. Then, if you are still wanting dessert, take a small piece. 5. Avoid empty calories. All right. I’m going to be That Guy. Alcohol has

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Heart-Attack Victims Can Grow New Arteries


don’t remember you addressing this subject, so I thought I would write. In 1997, I had a mild heart attack and went on medicines. Six months later I had another mild incident that led me to angioplasty. Ever since, I have been eating well, exercising and taking all my meds. My cardiologist says I have great collaterals. I have sprouted new vessels for my heart. I thought I should have some kind of intervention, but the doctor says no. Can you discuss autogenesis? Am I related to a starfish? -- R.S. ANSWER: You’re the first writer ever to use the word “au-

togenesis.” if a starfish loses an arm, it grows another -- autogenesis. Humans have the same ability when it comes to blood vessels. They can grow new ones, and do so in many instances. Heartattack victims often can sprout new arteries. It’s a long process. It doesn’t happen overnight. And it doesn’t happen to all people. Count yourself lucky.

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DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I looked in the mirror this morning and couldn’t believe what I saw. My right eye was bright red. It looked like someone had punched me. When my husband saw it, he asked if he had hit me while he was asleep. He didn’t. It doesn’t hurt. My vision is perfect. My eye looks frightful. Do I need to see a doctor? -- Y.T.

ANSWER: Your question is asked repeatedly. My long-dis-

tance guess is a subconjunctival hemorrhage. The conjunctiva is a cellophane-like covering of the eye. Beneath it is a network of invisible blood vessels. When one of those delicate vessels breaks, blood covers that part of the eye. Coughing, sneezing or straining causes the breakage. Sometimes it happens for no apparent reason. The eye looks awful, but no real harm is done. The blood is absorbed in about a week. You can hurry it up by putting warm compresses over the closed eye.

You need to see a doctor if the eye begins to pain you, if the blood stays for longer than a week or if it happens time and again. n

“Cornet Chop Suey” Wake Up to the Dangers of Sleep Disorders If you snore loudly or excessively and wake up tired, you may be one of the millions of Americans suffering from sleep apnea or other sleep disorders. In addition to making you tired, sleep apnea may lead to high blood pressure and other cardiovascular problems. If you do suffer from a sleep disorder, you’ll rest better knowing that sleep disorders can be successfully treated.

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“Wake Up to the Dangers of Sleep Disorders” Ajitesh Rai, MD, neurologist Thursday, April 19 • 6 p.m. Alton Holiday Inn, 3800 Homer Adams Parkway

Alton Convention & Visitors Bureau, CNB Bank & Trust, Dick’s Flowers, Halpin Music, Liberty Bank, Picture This & More in Alton; Bank of Edwardsville, Liberty Bank in Bethalto; CNB Bank & Trust in Brighton; United Community Bank in Bunker Hill; CNB Bank & Trust in Carrollton; Book Shelf on the Square in Carlinville; Roloff’s Decorating Center, Liberty Bank in Godfrey; Jerseyville Library in Jerseyville; Dick’s Flowers in Wood River; or Call 618-468-4222

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• “I like to cut out and save comic strips. I used to put them in photo albums with the plastic sleeves, but the pages were a little small. Now, I used scrapbook pages, which are much wider. I just glue them to a coordinating color paper. They look much nicer, too.” -- R.A. in Virginia

• To keep spring boots looking tall and smelling pretty good, loosely roll a thin stack of newspaper, stick it down the leg portion of your boot, then fill it with a stack of balled-up newspapers. It will support the leg, which will not flop over and cause cracks. And the newspaper absorbs any smells.

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• If you have trapped hairs, try this trick: Wet an old, clean toothbrush and dip it in baking soda or body scrub. Gently exfoliate the area once a day for several days, and it should work itself right out.

“If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.” Eckhart Tolle

Have you ever met someone for the first time and actually thought they were a bit untidy, somewhat unattractive, and just simply not your cup of tea? But then after getting to know that person, spending time with them, learning what makes them tick, you find you have warmed to them, and after a while you find you have come to find a dear friend.

• Bar soaps are much more concentrated and eco-friendly than liquid body washes. These days, they are just as moisturizing as any liquid soap. Look for ingredients like “shea butter” or the words “ultra-moisturizing” and “added emollients.” n

Often we judge quickly, sometimes abruptly even. I remember a story a friend told me about when her son brought home friends from college and how when she saw the one young man, her first thought was, “well, here is trouble.” He was dressed in tawdry jeans and a t-shirt where the rest of the boys were in Ivy League clothes. But she soon found that the one she picked to be trouble was the only one who picked up after himself, helped her clear dishes and spoke with a thank you and you’re welcome. His clothes and his scruffy demeanor was the outside, and what mattered was what he had in the inside.

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Matthew 7: 1-5 “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” Luke 6: 37 “Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.” n

Golden Goal Brings Kick It 3v3 Regional Tourney To Alton More than 3,000 people are expected to descend on Alton, Ill. July 28 & 29, 2012 for the Kick It 3v3 Midwest Regional Championships Soccer Tournament to be held at Gordon Moore Park, located at 4550 College Ave. This is the first time the city of Alton will host such a tournament, one that is expected to generate an economic impact of nearly $700,000.

Kick It 3v3 soccer uses a small field with six players on the field at a time. The Kick It Tournament Tour is comprised of three levels of play – local tournaments, regional championships and world championships. Beginning in the spring, teams will compete on the local tournament level for ranking points and qualification to participate in the Regional Championships. On July 28 & 29, 2012, Gordon Moore Park in Alton will host one of ten Regional Championship tournaments held across the United States. The best teams will go on to compete in the World Championships at Disney World in Orlando, Fl. in January 2013. Approximately 132 teams, with six players on each team, are expected to compete at the Midwest Regional Championships in Alton. Teams will include boys and girls, ages 6 to 19+. When taking into account family members travelling with the teams as spectators, an average of 21 people per team will be in attendance at the tournament. Players and spectators are expected to spend an estimated $700,000 while in town. “After talking with tournament organizers, we believe that 132 teams is a modest number,” said Brett Stawar, president of the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau. “As one of the only tournaments centrally located in the Midwest, and taking into account the strong soccer base in Illinois and Missouri, we are hoping to achieve at least 150 participating teams.” The tournament in July will easily fill the 337 hotel rooms in Alton for two nights, as well as another 300 rooms at participating hotels in Jerseyville, Grafton and other neighboring communities. In addition to overnight accommodations, area restaurants and shops should also realize a positive impact from players and spectators. In December 2010, the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) assembled a Sports Committee comprised of representatives from park and recreation departments, athletic venues and hotels throughout northern Madison, Jersey and Calhoun Counties. Meeting regularly, the group established an inventory of venues available for athletic tournaments, and the CVB created a “Sports Playbook” to promote such sites. This past October, bureau staff represented the region at the annual TEAMS conference in Las Vegas, Nev., where we were afforded the opportunity to meet with

tournament organizers and make first contact with the Kick It 3v3 organization.

With the help of the Alton Park & Recreation Department, the CVB was able to negotiate with Kick It in order t secure the Midwest Championship in Alton this July. “This has been a real partnership with the City of Alton Park & Recreation Department, our hotels and the CVB Sports Committee,” said Stawar. “We are entering into new territory with this type of tournament play, but if we are successful, this venture, and others like it, could continue to positively impact the local economy.”

The CVB staff has worked with officials from the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) in the past. Locally, ASA Commissioner Leroy Emerick, has secured ASA adult and youth softball state tournaments for the last 20 years. By soliciting other

sporting events, the CVB Sports Committee is hoping to grow the impact sports can have on the tourism partners throughout the region. The Kick It 3v3 Midwest Regional Championships is a first step in that direction.

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choice of books for just $3.00. Lots of large print and children’s books this time. Call 377-8141 for further information. • Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Blood Drive, St. James Baptist Church (Hosted by 100 Black Men), 2016 Belle Street; 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. • First Presbyterian Church, Corner of 4th & Alby Sts., Alton, will serve a FREE lunch at the Saturday Café from 11:45 until 12:45 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Please enter through the Alby Street door. This lunch will be provided and served by members of First Presbyterian Church free of charge, as an outreach mission to the Greater Alton community and surrounding area. ALL people are welcomed as guests to share this meal! sunday, april 15 • Fun at The Farm Family Day, 10:30 am until 3 pm, McAdams Stables, 1968 Seminary Rd., Brighton. Cost: $3 per child. Games, popcorn, balloons, face painting, pony rides & more! Food and drink for sale. Vendors: plants and Earth products. See the nurs-

ery: chicks, ducklings, baby goats, calves and much more. For more details, call 618-789-7411. • Choral Concert featuring Susan Parton-Stanard, Limited Edition from LCCC and other guests on Sunday, April 15 at 3:00 pm at Evangelical United Church of Christ, 1212 W. Homer Adams Parkway, Godfrey. Call 466-8851 for more information. Sponsored by EUCC United Cure Care. monday, april 16 • Every Monday; Set Me Free, A 12-Step biblical based addiction recovery ministry. It is co-ed and open to all types of addictive behavior from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Bethalto Church of God, 800 E. Bethalto Dr., Bethalto. For more information, call 377-3070. • Free Pamper Night, ladies this night is just for you and it’s FREE! Come in and get a free massage, manicure, makeup tips, lots of free giveaways and take a tour of the Women’s Ministry Center at #59 Mense Dr., Bethalto. Monday, April 16th from 6:00 to 8:00p.m. Call the Center to sign up at 618803-9078.

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tuesday, april 17 • Life Changes Group meets from 1:00 to 2:30, the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at the Women’s Ministry Center, #59 Mense Dr., Bethalto. An uplifting group of ladies to help you go thru divorce, health issues, loss of a job or loved one, abuse, etc. Please RSVP at 618 803-9078. Refreshments will be served. • Living With Baby, AMH Hatch meeting rooms; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Class designed to instruct parents on basic baby care. Call 800-392-0936 to register. • Grief Seminar & Support Group: 4:30 p.m., Every Tuesday, Cornerstone Ministries, 1426 Washington Ave, Alton (Brown & Washington) (618) 465-4357 • First Presbyterian Church, Corner of 4th & Alby Sts., Alton will offer Soup’s On, a free lunch outreach ministry provided by members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Alton every Tuesday, at 12:00 noon. The meal, formerly served at Trinity Lutheran, will be served at noon in the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian

Church. ALL people are welcome as guests to come share in this lunch and fellowship! thursday, april 19 • Girl Talk meets from 6-7:30 the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at the Women’s Ministry Center, #59 Mense Dr., Bethalto. Ladies, join us as we talk about our day to day issues--stress, marriage, divorce, loss, abuse, etc. If you need hope, peace, friendship, uplifted, need to talk or be listened to, this group is just for you! Refreshments will be served. • Waking Up to the Dangers of Sleep Disorders, Alton Holiday Inn ballroom, 3800 Homer Adams Parkway; 6 p.m. A presentation by Dr. Ajitesh Rai, AMH neurologist, about sleep disorders. Tours of the AMH Sleep Disorders Center at the Holiday Inn also available beginning at 5 p.m. Call 1-800392-0936 to register. Free. Light refreshments. • Diabetes Support Group, AMH Olin Wing Ground Floor, Room G-252; 1-2 p.m. Call 618-4637526 for more information.

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Charles E. “Charlie” Crumbacher Sr., 70, of Midlothian, VA, formerly of Alton, died on March 29, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Midlothian, VA. He was born on December 3, 1941 in St. Louis, MO, the son of the late Les & Rose (Ferro) Crumbacher. Charlie was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus in Alton. In 1992, he retired from the design department at Owens Illinois Glass in Alton. He married the former Katy Tryban in 1960 in Carbondale. She preceded him in death in 2003. Surviving is a daughter and sonin-law, Cindy & Mike Hadank of Midlothian, VA; a son, Jim Crumbacher of San Francisco, CA; five grandchildren, Benjamin and Sam Crumbacher, and Adam, Madeline and Morgan Hadank; one brother, Joe Crumbacher of DuQuoin; and one sister, Donna Chaney of DuQuoin. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles “Chuck” Crumbacher Jr. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.


Charles R. Moxey, 93, of Alton, died on March 30, 2012 at Rosewood Care Center in Alton. He was born on April 14, 1918 in Alton, the son of the late Mitford I. & Julia P. (Howery) Moxey. Charles served in the Army Air Corp. during WWII and was a member of the Abundant Life Community Church. In 1983, he retired from the Olin Corporation as a tool and die maker after more than 40 years of service. On June 10, 1961 in Big Rock, he married the former Stella Mae Baker. She preceded him in death on March 6, 2005. Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Beverly Bracht of Kansas and Arefa & Richard Lambert of Boynton Beach, FL; one son and daughter-inlaw, Charles R. & Sandy Moxey of Granite City; seven grandchildren, Ron Bracht (Heather), Parrish Bracht, Rich Lambert (Mindi), Natalie Lambert, Charles “C.J.” Moxey, Aaron Moxey, and Cathy Weindel (Steve); five great-grandchildren, Jacob and Lucas Bracht, William and Beatrice Weindel, and Tanner Moxey; two brothers, Joe Moxey of Hartford and Philip Moxey of Godfrey; and two sisters, Nina Wilson of Evansville, IN and Dorothy Whyte of Godfrey. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ross, Mitford and Orville Moxey and one sister, Mary Dillow. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.


J. Rosella Vollmer, 89, of Jerseyville, died on March 30, 2012 at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born on October 25, 1922 in Kane, the daughter of

the late Thurman C. & Bertha (Perkins) Hardwick. After finishing high school, she moved to Godfrey and went to work for the Olin Corporation. She married David Vollmer on July 30, 1948 and he preceded her in death on August 23, 1987. She is survived by two brothers, Charles Robert Hardwick of Hillview and Julius Hardwick of Jerseyville; one sister, Anna Mae Daniel of Michigan City, IN; several nieces and nephews; and one sister-in-law, Ms. Paul (Eileen) Hardwick of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by six brothers, Walter, Harvey, Cletus, Delbert, Russell and Paul Hardwick; and three sisters, Eva Lowery, Mary Helen Calhoun and Joyce Sidener. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.


Joanne M. Franke, 76, of Bethalto, died on March 31, 2012 at Alton Memorial Hospital. She was born on August 1, 1935 in Roxana, the daughter of the late Leslie Reynolds & Anna (Jones) Marr. She married Harold A. Franke on October 3, 1954 in Corinth, Mississippi. Joanne was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Prairietown. She worked at Alton Memorial Hospital as a dietician, Owens Illinois Glass Manufacturing, and at Caldwell Banker as a realtor. Joanne loved pictures and flowers. Joanne was a very good wife, mother, grandmother, and friend and dearly loved her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Harold Franke of Bethalto; two sons, Don Franke of Bethalto and Dennis Franke of Alton; two grandchildren, Alexa and Kaden Franke of Bethalto; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Patricia Geraldine & Larry Jones of Wheeler, Roberta Francine “Bobbie” & Jesse Cundiff of Effingham, and Paula Denise Marr of Morris; one brother and sister-in-law, David & Donna Marr of Las Vegas, NV; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bob & Ruth Brakhane of Prairietown; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Reynolds Benjamin and Edward Marr. Services were through Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.


Sara J. (Hayes) McNab, 83, of Alton, died on March 30, 2012. She was born on October 18, 1928, the daughter of the late Cletus W. Hayes & Edna (Witt) Hayes. Sara graduated from Alton High School and was employed at Illinois Bell as a telephone operator for 20 years, retiring in 1990. She was a remarkable woman and mother. Sara enjoyed reading, watching movies, lunching with friends, Bingo Club with her sisters, bowling, the St. Louis Cardinals, and above all else,

spending time with her family. Surviving are her children and their spouses, Ann & Daryl Rathgeb of Alton, Robert W. & Leslie McNab, Jr. of Kirkwood, MO, Linda & Don Roe of St. Louis, MO, and Sara Kay McNab of Park Ridge; her grandchildren, Daryl Rathgeb, Jr. of Harrisonburg, VA, Alex Rathgeb of Alton, Keith, Kevin, and Luke McNab of Kirkwood, MO, Elizabeth and Cameron Roe of St. Louis, MO, and Samuel and Bennett Miller of Park Ridge; and her brothers and sisters, Agnes Naylor, Florita Duncan, Cletus W. Hayes, Jr., Rose Luecht, Dorothy May, Linda Wense and David Hayes. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Catherine Cole. Services were through Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton.


Nick Ziats Jr., 65, of East Alton, died on March 30, 2012 at Elmwood Nursing and Rehabilitation in Maryville. He was born on August 24, 1946 in Granite City, a son of the late Nicklous & Lillian (Kiselka) Ziats Sr. The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during the Vietnam War and enjoyed his days of fishing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, LaNora Ziats, whom passed away in 1986. He is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette Ziats (Ed) Henke of Glen Carbon; one niece, Nina Barker of Collinsville; two great-nephews, Nazareth and Noah Barker; girlfriend, Sue Anderson; and other extended family and friends. Services were through Irwin Chapel in Glen Carbon.


Bert Dolan, 95, of Godfrey, died on March 3l, 2012 with family at her side. Bert was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Alton for more than 50 years. Because of health problems, she moved to Texas to live with her daughter, son-in-law and faithful companion, Buster, in 2007. Before moving to Texas, she lived at the United Methodist Village in Godfrey for ten years and loved her friends there and missed them very much. Bert retired at age 59 from a job as medical secretary so that she and her husband John could enjoy their many interests, which included travel with Leisure Friends, fishing trips with friends, playing cards, gardening, and enjoying life. Bert was born on January 1, l9l7 in Murray, MO, the daughter to the late Frank & Sallie Coons. She married John Dolan on February 5, l938 and they had 58 wonderful years together before his death in l996. Surviving are her children and their spouses, Stephen & Sharon Dolan of Godfrey, Pat & John Griffin of Texas, and Mike Dolan of Key West, FL; grandchildren, Jenny Grabner and husband,

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Sandy K. Kitzmiller, 65, of Godfrey, died on March 30, 2012 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. She was born on August 27, 1946 in Alton, the daughter of George & Geraldine (Gilson) Able. Sandy worked as a checker for Schnuck’s in Alton. Surviving is a daughter, Londa Kitzmiller of Godfrey; and two grandchildren, Kristen Poe and Lonnah White. She was preceded in death by a brother, George Able Jr. and a sister, Ramona Wells. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.


Alta Ruth (Mason) Auten, of Godfrey, died on April 2, 2012. She was born on April 16, 1932 in Morrisonville, the daughter of the late Edwin & Stella (Vancil) Mason. She married James O. Auten Jr., of Jamestown, AR, on September 5, 1954 in Piedmont, MO. He preceded her in death. One of eleven children, Alta is survived by six sisters, Marcella Paul of Shipman, Alma Jones of Wood River, Dorothy Dawson of Godfrey, Evelyn Fletcher of Godfrey, and Audrey Goodwin of St. Louis, MO. Alta was a homemaker and above all a mother. She is also survived by her children and their spouses, Pattie Auten of Godfrey, Joyce & William Hocker of Highland, Rev. Kevin & Melissa Auten of Moro, and Kent & Sonja Auten of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth, Don, and Katie Hocker of Highland, Jeffery and Kirsten Auten of Moro, and Emily and Seth Auten of Wood River; and four step grandchildren, Allen, Whitney, Ashley, and Megan Damron, all of Jerseyville. She was awaited in heaven by five more grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald, David and Ralph Mason; and two sisters, Pearl Gvillo and Ora Palmer. Living her life based on God’s Word and by her philosophy that

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Evelyn “Ev” Powers, 71, of Alton, died on April 3, 2012 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, MO. She was born on May 31, 1940 in Raven Den, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Anson & Era (Clements) Woolsey. In her early years, Ev worked for Block’s Restaurant in Alton. She retired from the packing department with the Winchester Division of Olin Corp. after 33 years of service. She loved spending time with her family and animals and she loved to travel and go camping. On November 8, 1975 in Alton, Ev married Tom Powers and he survives. Also surviving are one daughter and daughter-in-law, Renee & Daniel Blair Sr. of Jerseyville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald & Kellie Weissenfluh of Jerseyville and Paul & Lydia Weissenfluh of Wood River; one brother and sister-in-law, Luther & Violet Teat of Huntsville, AL; three sisters and brothersin-law, Esther & Frank Zagar of Alabaster, AL, Edith Clark of Potlatch, ID, and Wilma “Kiddo” & Leo Dilks of Wood River; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgranddaughter. She was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Weissenfluh; her in-laws, Ed & Virginia Powers; and a brother-in-law, Paul Clark. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.


Charlotte Anne Hawkins, 84, of Alton, died on April 1, 2012 at Christian North East Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was born on December 28, 1927 in Wood River Township, the daughter of the late Ralph & Jesse (Haycraft) Culp. She married William W. Hawkins in Wood River on September 10, 1949 at the 1st Baptist Church in Wood River. He preceded her in death on April 15, 2002. Charlotte was employed at Olin Ammunition Company from 1945 to 1956. She was then employed at the Madison County Superintendent of Schools from 1967 to 1993 where she worked with the school lunch program

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and special education program. She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Bethalto where she sang in the choir, was a Sunday school teacher, and held a seat on the board of the Southern Baptist Association training for setting up new Sunday schools. Charlotte enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking and gardening. She also loved spending time with her dogs, Dee Dee, BJ, Samson, and Lancelot and her cat, Lila. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Anne Hawkins & Allen Shomaker of Edwardsville; special niece, Patti Culp of Bethalto; a special nephew, David Culp and spouse, Tina, of Alton; and special friends, Dick & Lucy Mann of Bethalto. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Richard W. Hawkins; a sister, Anita Helen Culp; a brother and sister-in-law, R. Thomas and Izella Culp; and a dear friend, June Unterbrink. Services were through Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton.


Anna Lou Harper Lemus, 73, of Granite City, died on April 3, 2012 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. She was born on February 13, 1939 in Cumberland, KY, a daughter of the late Tony Dixon & Sarah (Hanington) Dixon Lambert. Anna married Kenneth Harper Sr. on January 23, 1954 in Owensboro, KY and he preceded her in death on January 5, 1986. She later married Jose Lemus on December 9, 1991 at Tri-City Tabernacle in Granite City and he survives. Anna was a devoted homemaker and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mitchell and enjoyed her days of shopping and was always looking to reach out and help others. In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by her children and their spouses, Kenneth D. Harper II of Granite City, Alicia & Gerald Mullen of Bowling Green, KY, Carla & Randy Smith of Highland, Toni & Mike Fink of Naperville, Sarah & James Basham of Deridder, LA, Theresa Jackson of Brentwood, MO, Robert “Elvis” & Martha Lemus of Arlington, TX, and Philip & Lisa Lemus of East Alton; ten grandchildren; one brother, Prentice Lambert of Owensboro, KY; one sister, Madonna Green of Owensboro, KY; cousin and special friends, Joe & Helen Harrington of Granite City; and other extended family and friends. Services were through Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City.


Glenn E. Jones, 87, of Alton, died on April 2, 2011 at Rosewood Care Center in Alton. He was born on June 6, 1924 in Dundas, the son of the late Harry & Leah (Nicholas) Jones. Glenn married June Patterson

on December 18 in 1944. She survives. He served his country in the US Navy during WW II, on the aircraft carrier USS Soloman in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Glenn was employed as a post master in Bulpitt, IL for more than 30 years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Kincaid and the Masonic Lodge in Edinburg. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons and daughtersin-law, Harry & Victoria Jones of Fort Collins, CO and John & Barbara Jones of Alton; four grandchildren, Samantha Jones, Alexis Jones, Aaron Jones and Emily Helling; and one greatgrandchild, Andrew Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Harold Jones. Per his wishes cremation rights where accorded. Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton handled the arrangements.


Chelsea Kay Royer, 22, of Granite City, died on April 3, 2012. She was born on August 28, 1989 in Granite City, a daughter of Wayne & Melodi (McCutchan) Royer of Granite City. Chelsea was a graduate of Granite City Senior High class of 2008. She was a cheerleader and also played tennis for the high school. Chelsea was a loving mother and enjoyed being with her son and family. She also enjoyed arts and life. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her son, Keegan Beyrau; sister, Amanda Koehler of Granite City; brother, Jeffrey Royer of Granite City; maternal grandparents, Pamela & Larry Sugg of Moro; paternal grandfather, Wayne T. Royer of Bowling Green, MO; maternal greatgrandparents, Betty & Tom Dean of Queen City, MO; aunts, Joeli & Kevin Lanigan of Elsah, Diana Sugg of Meadowbrook, and Helen Davidson of Godfrey; uncles, Darrel Royer of Hannibal, MO, Ross & Jennifer Accardi of South Carolina, and Jack McCutchan Jr. of Iowa; and extended family and many friends. Chelsea was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Jack McCutchan Sr. and paternal grandmother, Barbara Accardi. Services were through Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Rd. in Granite City.


James E. Turnbull, 85, of Granite City, died on April 4, 2012 at Fountain View Manor in Granite City. He was born on September 6, 1926 in Granite City, a son of the late Luther & Minnie (DeClue) Turnbull. James retired from Granite City Steel after many years of dedicated service as a steelworker. The United States Navy veteran proudly served his country during World War II. He was a proud and dedicated member of the Granite City Masonic Lodge #877, Ainad Shriners and Royal Order of Jesters Court #86 and

was active in the Tri-City Shrine Club, Ainad Patrol Unit and the Color Guard Unit. James enjoyed his days of fishing, NASCAR, stock car races and watching baseball. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends. He is survived by his brother, Donald (June) Turnbull of Arizona; stepson, Larry (Barb) Hacker of Grayslake; son-inlaw, Charlie Harrison of Granite City; four grandchildren, Pam (Richard) Bywater of Granite City, Chuck (Jenny) Harrison of Tennessee, Laura Bonadona of Grayslake, and Dan Hacker of Grayslake; 11 grandchildren; two nephews; special friend and companion, Mary “Kitty” Fleming of Alton; and other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Oma (Manion) Turnbull, whom preceded him in death on August 21, 1995; daughter, Virginia Harrison; and stepson, Michael Hacker. Irwin Chapel of Granite City handled the arrangements.


Bobby Gene Brewer, 74, of Piasa, died on March 31, 2012 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Alton. He was born on April 30, 1937 in Louisville, MO, the son of the late John Daniel & Rachel Lulu (Bradford) Brewer. He married Elizabeth Ann (Sprinkle) Brewer of Piasa on June 2, 1956, in St. Louis County. She survives. Bobby was a truck driver. He was a member of the Masons. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda & Mike Brooks of Medora, Carol & Gary Vannoy of Peyton, CO, U.S. Air Force SMSgt. Regina Brewer of Sedalia, MO, Mary Lou “Boo” & Chris Ottwell of Alton, and Lois & Jerry Rubemeyer of Brighton; son and daughter-in-law, John &

Lori Ann Brewer of Jerseyville; 12 grandchildren; and ten greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, a sister and a granddaughter. His wishes were to donate his body to medical science. Services were through Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton.


Margera Eberlin, 88, of Alton, died on April 5, 2012 at Alton Rehab and Nursing with her husband by her side. She was born on February 5, 1924 in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Fred W. Richter & Mary Elizabeth (Hayes) Chamberlain. She married Harold Eberlin on September 25, 1953 in Alton. He survives. Margera was a homemaker all her life. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, traveling and knitting. Margera was a member of the Main St. Methodist Church in Alton. She is survived by her husband, Harold; one son and daughter-inlaw, Donald & Shelia Eberlin of Ocean Spring, MS; four grandchildren, Tara Yeilding, Steven Masters, Diamond Duke, and Crystal Pourciau; eight greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Barbara Jean Eberlin and one brother, Walter Richter. follow at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in Godfrey. Services were through Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton.


Leola E. Little, 91, of Brighton, died on April 4, 2012 at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields. She was born on October 27, 1920 in Fieldon, the daughter of the late William & Eva (Slusser) Seehausen. She married Charles C. Little on December 31, 1938 in St. Louis, MO. He preceded her in death on March 29, 1981. Leola was a housewife and a member of Brighton Rebakahs. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary & Gwen Little of Dorsey and Don & Deb Little of Brighton; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Patton of Godfrey. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; daughter, Martha Little; son, Charles Little; two brothers, Stanley and Wilbur Seehausen; and one grandson, Scott Little. Services were through Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton.

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Hearty Chicken & Noodle Casserole Makes: 4 servings Prep: 10 minutes / Bake: 25 minutes 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular, 98% Fat Free or 25% Less Sodium) 1/2 cup milk 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables 2 cups cubed cooked chicken 2 cups medium egg noodles, cooked and drained 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (about 2 ounces) 1. Stir soup, milk, black pepper, vegetables, chicken, noodles and Parmesan cheese in 1 1/2-quart casserole dish. 2. Bake at 400°F 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir chicken mixture. Top with Cheddar cheese. Golden Onion Chicken & Noodle Casserole: Substitute 1/2 cup crushed French fried onions for Cheddar cheese. Hearty Chicken Casserole with a Twist: Substitute 2 cups cooked corkscrew-shaped pasta for egg noodles.

Country Chicken Casserole Makes: 5 servings Prep: 10 minutes / Bake: 25 minutes 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Celery Soup (Regular, 98% Fat Free or 25% Less Sodium) 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Potato Soup 1 cup milk 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 cups cooked cut-up vegetables* 2 cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey 4 cups prepared Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing 1. Stir soups, milk, thyme, black pepper, vegetables and chicken in 3-quart shallow baking dish. Top with stuffing. 2. Bake at 400°F 25 minutes or until stuffing is golden brown. *Use a combination of cut green beans and sliced carrots.

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Makes: 6 servings Prep: 30 minutes / Bake: 1 hour 1 pound bulk pork sausage 1 package (8 ounces) sliced mushrooms 2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup) 1 large red pepper, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup) 1 large onion, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup) 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves, crushed 1 3/4 cups Swanson Chicken Broth (Regular, Natural Goodness or Certified Organic) 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular, 98% Fat Free or 25% Less Sodium) 1 box (6 ounces) seasoned long-grain and wild rice mix 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces) 1. Cook sausage in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until sausage is well browned, stirring often. Pour off any fat. 2. Add mushrooms, celery, pepper, onion, thyme, marjoram and seasoning packet from rice blend to skillet and cook until vegetables are tender-crisp. 3. Stir sausage mixture, broth, soup, rice blend and 1/2 cup cheese in 13 x 9 x 2-inch shallow baking dish. Cover baking dish. 4. Bake at 375°F 1 hour or until rice is tender. Stir rice mixture before serving. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Easy Substitution: For an extra-special touch, substitute 1 pack­ age (8 ounces) baby Portobello mushrooms, sliced, for sliced mushrooms. Hearty Sausage & Rice Casserole

otluck parties are a great way to have a party and keep work to a minimum. When everyone brings their favorite dish, it is a wonderful way to taste each other’s much-loved recipes. If you use a recipe with a quick prep time, you’ll be all set! Cindy Ayers, vice president of the Campbell’s Kitchen, has spent more than 30 years in the culinary world and operated her own res­ tau­rant and catering company. Cindy offers a few quick tips for hosting a successful potluck party: n As the host, provide the main dish and bev­er­ ages, and guests can supplement all the extras. n For a menu with variety, assign every guest a type of dish to bring. n Keep things simple by choosing a recipe that can be made with ingredients you can fre­ quently find in your pantry and fridge. n Quick heat-and-serve dishes are best and require little last minute fussing. n Make sure that there are plenty of plates, cups and utensils — the non-cooks in your crowd will be happy to bring some. n Ask your guests to each bring ten copies of their recipe to share with others at the party. Hearty Sausage and Rice Casserole combines Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup with seasoned white and wild rice mix, mushrooms, pork sausage, and Cheddar cheese. For more traditional fare, choose chicken! Hearty Chicken and Noodle Casserole or Country Chicken Casserole use basic pantry ingredients to create these warm and comfort­ing dishes. Impress your guests with these surprisingly easy, crowdpleasing casserole recipes that require minimal prep and clean up, but taste like you spent hours in the kitchen. For more popular pot­luck recipes, visit

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Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Makes: 6 servings Prep: 20 minutes / Bake: 40 minutes 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (Regular, 98% Fat Free or 25% Less Sodium) 1 container (8 ounces) sour cream 1 cup Pace Picante Sauce 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 cups chopped cooked chicken 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (about 4 ounces) 10 flour tortillas (6-inch), warmed 1 medium tomato, chopped (about 1 cup) 1 green onion, sliced (about 2 tablespoons) 1. Stir soup, sour cream, picante sauce and chili powder in medium bowl. 2. Stir 1 cup picante sauce mixture, chicken and cheese in large bowl. 3. Spread about 1/4 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam-side down in 3-quart shallow baking dish. Pour remaining picante sauce mix­ ture over filled tortillas. Cover baking dish. 4. Bake at 350°F 40 minutes or until enchiladas are hot and bubbling. Top with tomato and onion. Tip for 2 cups of chopped cooked chicken: Heat 4 cups water in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat to a boil. Add 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs, cubed, and cook 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Drain and chop the chicken.

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Diversity Council Brings Back Popular African Dance Group April 26 Performance is in Memory of Sociology Faculty Member Chris Sutcliff

A popular African dance group will return to the campus of Lewis and Clark this spring for a performance sponsored by the Diversity Council in memory of one of its founding members. Afriky Lolo is back by popular demand and will perform at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 in the Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel on the college’s Godfrey Campus. The performance is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the L&C Diversity Council in memory of sociology faculty member Chris Sutcliff. “Not only was the idea of a Diversity Council at Lewis and Clark part of Chris’ vision, but Afriky Lolo is actually a group that he insisted we bring to campus for our students, employees and the public to experience,” said Ann Davidson, Diversity Council and Art faculty member.

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“A Night Out at Jazz on Broadway” to Feature Variety of Music The Lewis and Clark Community College Music Department is hosting “A Night Out at Jazz on Broadway,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12.

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Music Department at Lewis and Clark Offers Variety of Events in April The Music Department at Lewis and Clark is offering a variety of events in April which are free and open to the public. Wednesday, April 11

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Wednesday, April 18

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CLAIM NOTICE Date Letters were issued: MARCH 19, 2012 Representatives: RICHARD & WILMA STINNETT, CO-EXECUTORs NOTICE is hereby given to creditors of the death of BERNICE MORTIMER. Letters of Office were issued to the above named on said date and the address is stated below. The attorney and resident agent for the Legal Representatives is Bassett Law Office, 16 West Lorena Avenue, Wood River, IL 62095. Claims against the Estate may be filed in the Office of the Circuit Court, Probate Division, Madison County Courthouse, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025 or with the Agent for the legal representatives above named, or both, on or before SEPTEMBER 28, 2012. ANY CLAIM NOT SO FILED IS BARRED and copies of said claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered by the claimant to the representative and to the attorney within ten days after it has been filed.

In the villages of Roxana and South Roxana, Ill., Benzene and other poisonous hydrocarbons are in the groundwater and soil, prompting the organization of a Town Hall meeting on April 12, 2012 at the Roxarena. The Town Hall meeting will allow area residents the opportunity to learn more about Benzene and the impact it could be having on their health. Local industry in the Roxana area has caused, or contributed to the cause, of the formation of an underground plume of Benzene and other toxic Hydrocarbons, which has caused a significant health scare for area residents and decimated the value of property in Roxana. Health scares include

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CLAIM NOTICE Date Letters were issued: JANUARY 9, 2012 Representatives: VICTORIA A. GARVEY, EXECUTOR NOTICE is hereby given to creditors of the death of BILLIE D. EASLEY. Letters of Office were issued to the above named on said date and the address is stated below. The attorney and resident agent for the Legal Representatives is Bassett Law Office, 16 West Lorena Avenue, Wood River, IL 62095. Claims against the Estate may be filed in the Office of the Circuit Court, Probate Division, Madison County Courthouse, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025 or with the Agent for the legal representatives above named, or both, on or before SEPTEMBER 21, 2012. ANY CLAIM NOT SO FILED IS BARRED and copies of said claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered by the claimant to the representative and to the attorney within ten days after it has been filed. Matt Melucci Clerk of the Circuit Court Madison County


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CLAIM NOTICE Date Letters were issued: JANUARY 26, 2012 Representatives: daniel rhodes, EXECUTOR NOTICE is hereby given to creditors of the death of GWEN E. WELCH. Letters of Office were issued to the above named on said date and the address is stated below. The attorney and resident agent for the Legal Representatives is Bassett Law Office, 16 West Lorena Avenue, Wood River, IL 62095. Claims against the Estate may be filed in the Office of the Circuit Court, Probate Division, Madison County Courthouse, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025 or with the Agent for the legal representatives above named, or both, on or before SEPTEMBER 21, 2012. ANY CLAIM NOT SO FILED IS BARRED and copies of said claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered by the claimant to the representative and to the attorney within ten days after it has been filed. Matt Melucci Clerk of the Circuit Court Madison County

cancer, leukemia, respiratory difficulties and headaches, reported at a significantly abnormal rate. If you or anyone you know, lives or works near the industrial center in the Roxana area and has experienced any adverse health concerns, please attend the Town Hall meeting on April 21, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Roxarena, located at 2 Park Drive, Roxana, IL 62084. Information will be provided about the contamination on area properties and the steps area residents can take to make claim against the companies responsible. For more information, contact Jessica Rogers of Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. at (618) 3074085. n


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Furniture, Household Items, Antique Toys, Tools & Lawn and Garden Equipment For a complete listing and to view photos please visit Personal Property Terms: Cash or Check with positive Picture ID. Not Responsible for accidents, theft, errors or omissions. Absentee bids accepted. All Announcements made day of auction take precedence over all printed material. All items sold “as is-where is” with no guarantee. Real Estate Terms: $5,000 down day of auction with the balance due on or before 30 days.5% Buyers Premium added to purchase price. Property will be sold with a free and clear title. Property is sold as is with all faults, imperfections, attributes, and errors of description. All information is presented in good faith but the auctioneer or seller does not warrant or represent that the information provided is complete or accurate. All inspections, due diligence and determinations are the sole responsibility of the buyer. The property sells with no buyer contingencies.


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TABLE 2 2011 Water Quality Report

Fosterburg Water District Fosterburg Water District 2011 Report 2011Water Warer Quality Qualiry Repon


We are pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. OUf constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Foslerburg Water District's source of water is the Illinois American Water Co. plant in Alton, their supply is obtained from the Mississippi River. A copy of the water source assessment is available upon request. Table 1 represents the water quality data from Illinois American Water Company, while Table 2 represents water quality data from Fosterburg Water District. The Water District routinely monitors for constituents in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. The attached tables show the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1~ to December 31 S t, 2011. It's important to remember that the presence of these constituents does not necessarily pose a health risk.

As you can see from the attached tables, our system had no water quality violations. We're proud that your drinking water meets or exceeds all Federal and State requirements. Some constituents have been detected through our monitoring and testing program, however, the EPA has determined that your water is safe at these levels. -All sources of drinking water are subject to potential contamination by constituents that are naturally occurring or man made. Those constituents can be microbes, organic or inorganic chemicals, or radioactive materials: All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (80Q..4264791) or at the Illinois EPA web site

MCl's (Maximum Contaminate level's) are set at very stringent levels. To understand the possible health effects described for many regulated constituents, a person would have to drink two liters of water every day at the MCl level for a lifetime to have a one-in-a-million chance of having the described health effect.

Parameter (Unit of measurement) Typical Source








Regulated Contaminates Copper {ppm) Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits.





Lead (ppbl Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural dt'DOili. Microbial Contaminants







Level Found

Total Coliform Bacleria (# posl mo) Naturally present in the environment



Detects NtA





Highest Level

Roillgeof Detects


TTHM'S (Total Trihalome&hane) (ppb) By-produel of drinking wafer chlorination






Total Haloacetic Acids (HAAs) (ppb)







OisinfectionlOisinfectant By-Products

Chlorine Water additive to control microbes



14.0 - 75.7

.12 - 1.9



Other Facts about Drinking Water If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunocompromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIOS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularty at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPNCDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791) If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Mark Voumard at 618259-0935. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to leam more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the Third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

Sincerely. Mark 0 Voumard District Manager State Certified Water Operator

Lead in drinking water is primarity from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Fosterburg Waler District is responsible for prOViding high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using waler for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your waler, you may wish to have your water lested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water HoUine or at hltp:IAvww.eps.govlssfewsterAead

Footnotes for Water Quality Data Tables "MCl Statement: The maximum contaminent level (MCl) for TTHM and HAAs is 80 ppm and 60 ppm respectively. Some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the Mel over many years experience problems with their kidneys, livers, central nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of acqUiring cancer. Note: The state requires monitoring of certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently. Therefore, some of this data maybe more than one year old.

Units of Measurement ppm - Parts per million or milligrams per liter ppb - Parts per billion or micrograms per liter %<0.5 NTU - percent samples less than 0.5 NTU

TABLE 1 2011 Water Quality Report IL AMERICAN WATER COMPANY-AL TON 1195150

Parameter (unit of measuremenl) TYDical Source Inorganic Chemicals







0 ......

% pos/mo - percent positive samples per month MRDlG - Maximum Residual Disinfectant level Goal S - Single sample

pCill- Picocuries per liter, used to measure radioactivity Al - action leveI NTU - Nephelometric Turbidity units, used to measure cloudiness in water NID - not detected at lesting limits

MRDl - Maximum Residual Disinfectant level

Definition Of Terms TURBIDITY:

AtraZine (ppb) Runoff from herbicide used in row crops Nitrate (As Nitrogen) (ppm) Run off from fertilizer use: Leaching from septic tanks. sewage; Erosion of natural deposits. TOC












1.1 - 2.9






There is not a state or federal MCl for sodium. Monitoring is required to provide information and heanh officials that are concerned about sodium intake due to dietary precautions. If you are on sodium - restricted diet, you should cons un a physician about this level of sodium in the water.


Naturally prt'sent in the environment



Combined Radium 2261228 (pCiII...) Erosion of natural deposits Gross alpha emitters (pCin....) Erosion of natural deposits

100% of our turbidity readings were below the MeL. Our Maximum reading for the year is also noted. Turbidity is a measure of the cloudiness of the water. We monitor it because it is good indicator of water quality and the effectiveness of our finration system and disinfectants.






0.9- 1.1


NITRATE (AS NITROGEN): The value in the level found column is the maximum detected for the year. Nitrate in drinking water at levels above 10 ppm is a health risk for infants of less than six months of age. High nitrate levels in drinking water can cause blue baby syndrome. Nitrate levels may rise quickly for a short periods of time because of rainfall or agricultural activity. If you are caring for an infant you should ask advice from your health care provider.


State RegUlated Chemicals Fluoride (ppm) Water additiv@which promotes strong teeth Sodium (ppm) Erosion of naturally occurring deposi1s; Used as water softener. Sulfate (ppm) Erosion of Naturaly occurring deposits

Fluoride is added to the water supply to help promote strong teeth. The Illinois Department of Public Health recommends an optimal nuoride range of 0.9 mgll (ppm) to 1.2 mgll (ppm). UNREGULATED CONTAMINANTS:














.07 - .09


A maximum contaminant level (MCl) for this contaminant has not been established by either state or federal regulations, nor has mandatory healtt1 effects language. The purpose for the monitoring is to assist USEPA in determining &he occurrence of unregulated contaminants in drinking water, and whether future regulations are warranted. HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM:

H@xavalentChromium (Ppb) Discharge from sle!!l and pulp mils; erosion of natrual

An Mel for this substance has. not been established by either state or federal regulations, nor has mandatory health effects language. The purpose for monitoring this substanc.e is to assist USEPA in determining the occurrence ofunregulaied contaminants in drin.L:ing water. and whether future regulation is warranted. There are cwuntly no regul.1tions for He:unlem Chromium (Chromium 6).



Amount Detected

Range of Defects


Substance (llnit'5 Turbidity (NlU) (%,O.3NTU)






MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVEL GOAL fMClGI: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below, which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVEL IMCll:

Soil run off

This is the highest level of a contaminant (hat is allowed in drink__g water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. LEVEl FOUND:

Unless otherwise noted with an asterisk (*), this column represents an average of sample result data collected during the CCR calendar year. In some cases, it may represent a single sample if only one sample was collected. Turbidrty Soil run off







2011 Source Water Assessment Summary Your community water supply purchases water from Illinois American Water Company in Alton. Based upon Section 141.153{b)2 of the CCR rUle, communtty water supplies are required to report a summary of their source water susceptibility determinations, which are compiled by the Illinois EPA. A Summary report of the water source includes the following: Importance of Source Water; Susceptibility to Contamination; and Water Protection Efforts. It is available upon request.

Fwther information on your commtmity \,,-ater supply's source \Vater assessment is available on the USGS web site ht1p:// or by calling tbe Illinois EPA .1217-785-4787.


This column represents the range of indiYidual sample results, from the lowest to highest that where collected during the CCR calendar year. ACTION LEVEL (ALI:

The concentration of a contaminant, which if exceeded, triggers treabnent or other requirements, which a water system must follow. TREATMENT TECHNIQUE (TTl:

A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water. N'A: not applicable

2011 Violation Summary Violation Description: There was no water quality violations recorded duling 2011.

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AMBROSE’S GENERAL REPAIR. 15 years in business. 618-259-0369 or 618-795-1666. SCOTT’S HANDYMAN, Powerwashing, painting, deck sealing, gutters, yard work. Call 618-216-2623, 618698-6355.

463-0913 FREE Estimates AFFORDABLE HOME IMPROVEMENT Specialize in electrical 100 and 200amp service and repair. Decks, additions, roofing, handyman service, concrete, masonry, kitchens & baths. One call does it all! Free Estimates, licensed and insured. 618258-0809. CONCRETE WORK, ALL FLAT WORK, New construction or tearout and replace. Driveways, pole barns, basement floors, patios, sidewalks, garage. Insured. 618960-2483. HENSON DRYWALL & PAINTING 618-806-4018 CUSTOM BUILT DECKS JD Construction, call Jeff “The Deck Guy” at 618-466-1106 or visit www.jdbuilder. com

RT LAWN SERVICE Available for Spring Clean-up! Alton/Godfrey/ Wood River Area. Commercial, Residential. Discount for multi-property owners. Free Estimates. 618-7791022 or 618-540-8037. FIDEL’S LAWN SERVICE Mowing, trim bushes, mulching, raking, cleanup. 618-540-0245 L&G SERVICES: Lawn Care, basement and garage cleaning, house powerwashing, driveway rock, etc. Competitive rates. 444-3133, house 466-4831. ENGINEERED YARD CRAFT, Mow, trim, edge. Flat rates. Reasonable. And related services. Rob. 618-5403496

MURPHY CUSTOM PAINTING Specializing in top quality professional work for 20 years. Interior/exterior, powerwashing, decks, fences, houses, small repairs and more. 618-451-2316

BEAMAN’S LAWN MAINTENANCE, Mulch, Bush Trimming, Spring CleanUp. We do the jobs you don’t want to! 217-853-2899

PROFESSIONAL, GUARANTEED. Restretch and repair carpet and vinyl. Dave Winfree 259-0951

DEPENDABLE LAWNCARE Alton & Godfrey, Senior Discounts. Call Kyle 618-806-4238

MOW, BLOW, TRIM average yard $25. Steve, 618-917-6359.

Week of April 11, 2012 - April 17, 2012 - Today’s AdVantage - B-11-


07 Kia Rondo EX leather, loaded � � � � � � � � � � � � � $10,500 07 Kia Optima LS 4 cylinder, loaded � � � � � � � �$8,500 07 Saturn Ion 4dr� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �$5,500 05 Chrysler Sebring Convertible � � � � � � � � � �$5,800 05 Kia Spectra sunroof, loaded � � � � � � � � � � � � �$6,500 04 Pontiac Vibe sunroof, AWD� � � � � � � � � � � � � �$6,800 03 Kia Rio 4 door, auto, a/c � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �$3,800 03 Saturn Ion 4 door, pw, pl, cd� � � � � � � � � � � � �$4,800


09 Pontiac Torrent awd � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �$12,800 08 Pontiac G5 GT sunroof, spoiler,� � � � � � � � � � � � � � $8,800 06 Chevy 1500 X-Cab LT� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �$11,500 06 Chrysler Pacifica low miles � � � � � � � � � � � � $8,500 06 Ford F350 Diesel tommy lift � � � � � � � � � � � � $9,500 06 Ford Escape XLT V6, 4x4� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � $7,800 05 Chevy Crew Cab 4x4, diesel� � � � � � � � � � �$16,500 05 Dodge Grand Caravan � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � $6,500 04 Chevy Trailblazer 4x4, sunroof � � � � � � � � � � � � $7,500 03 Ford Windstar Ltd� Van leather, loaded� � � � � $7,500 03 Chevy 3/4 Ton X-Cab 4x4, diesel � � � � � � � � �$13,800 01 Dodge Cargo Van auto, AC� � � � � � � � � � � � � $3,500 00 Lexus RX 300 AWD leather, roof� � � � � � � � $6,500 99 Dodge Ram SLT 4x4 � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � $4,500 Wildcat 30’ 5th Wheel Trailer � � � � � � � � � 19,500 09 Honda 1300 Touring Motorcycle � � � � � $8,500 85 Tioga Motor Home 49,xxx, new tires � � � $6,500 $

5601 Godfrey Road 466-4242

S mart ChoiCe AUTO SALES

Where you can always talk to the owner - Jason Enos

High Quality Pre-Owned

CHINA CABINET, walnut funish 67”Hx44”W, glass doors $85; Entertainment Cabinet, cherry finish 44”Hx26.5”W, top glass door $75; both $150. 618-223-8290 FRIGIDAIRE UPRIGHT DEEP FREEZE, white, over 6’ tall, good condition, runs great, clean. 618466-4722.

AFFORDABLE LAWN CARE, Now accepting new yards. Yards starting at $25. Currently doing Spring Cleanups and mulch. Call us today at 618772-2836.

WE PAY CA$H FOR Diabetic Test Strips. Call Traci for local pick-up 618-791-7145.

GALLUP’S AFFORDABLE LAWN CARE. Mowing, raking, trimming. Free estimates 618-975-9960 LOW COST LAWN CARE Spring Clean-Up, Yard, Garage, Gutter Clean-Up, Brush, Tree Removal, Hauling. Low n cash, call us we’ll work it out! 618-216-3169.

FREE ESTIMATES: BRUSH HOGGING, Grass Cutting & Hauling. 618877-4806. RIDING LAWN MOWER Garden Tiller, and Push Mower for sale. 618931-3257 MIKE’S LAWNMOWER SHOP Push Mowers, Riding Mowers, Chain Saws, Weedwhips, Leaf Blowers, all types of small engines. 3504 Bloomer Drive, Alton. 618-465-6802/ 4656888

TOP DOLLAR PAID FOR Scrap Gold. Also buying US silver coins 1964 and before. 618-250-6515. LOCAL GOLD BUYER Paying Top Dollar, Call Today! Cash Today! 4673846 WANT TO TRADE: New Router for two door truck tool box GMC S15 mid size, good condition, Craftsman Router. 618-917-7163 WANTED VENICE, MADISON & Granite City old Bottles, Wagner Brewery Items, Advertising Items, Old Police Badges, etc. 618-781-4806 BUYING U.S., GERMAN, JAPANESE military relics from WWII, WWI, Korea, Vietnam. Buying uniforms, helmets, medals, swords, bomber jackets, etc. 217-851-3177 CASH FOR ESTATES. Buying Gold, Furniture, glassware, antiques, jewelry, cars, old toys, ANYTHING, EVERYTHING. 618-377-9075

XXX ADULT VIDEO 4-8 hour DVDs $6.99 and up. Alton Pawn Shop. 601 E. Broadway, Alton

AUTOGRAPHED STAN MUSIAL Baseball with certificate of authenticity for $100. Call anytime 372-3445

RIVERBEND TREE SERVICE, Licensed, Insured, reasonable rates. SENIOR DISCOUNTS. 618-410-8245 BUSHES, SHRUBS, small trees trimmed or removed. Free estimates. 254-5208 THREE RIVERS TREE SERVICE, Tree Topping, Tree Removal, Insured and Bonded. 618-466-5619

UPRIGHT SPINET WURLITZER PIANO with bench. Measures: Good Condition, needs tuning. Buyer responsible for moving $450 cash only. 259-8903

BED QUEEN PillowTop Mattress Set, NEW, in the plastic, $200. (618)7722710 Can Deliver ELECTRIC RANGE $100. Bethalto (618) 780-3408 BUNK BEDS, Twin over Full, bought a year ago, comes with full size mattress, asking $575. 618-610-8123

FOR SALE: BLACK RASPBERRY PLANTS & Boxwood Plants. 618259-3819. IF YOU HAD HIP OR KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY: between 2005 and present and suffered problems, you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800535-5727 Brand NEW PillowTop Mattress Sets, still in plastic- King $295; Full-Size $145, can deliver. 618-772-2710

YARD MAN GARDEN TILLER, 5HP, Briggs-Stratton engine, 24-inch cut, chain driven, like new, $95. 2542857 ANTIQUE BARN LUMBER flat boards, timbers, and hardware. 618971-3959 FREE TO HOME CANDLE MAKER. Clean candle jars, all shapes and sizes. 466-5637 150 SUPER CHEVY MAGAZINES $25. AgriFab 100CB Broadcast spreader $60. 55-56 Rep Chevy manuals, both for $30. 618-692-4883. LARGE DARK BROWN wood Entertainment Center (Sauder Brand) nice condition, $80. If no answer, leave number, I’ll call you. 931-3257 KENMORE WASHER & ELECTRIC DRYER Works good. $165 cash. 2599408. STAINED GLASS WINDOW, very old, good condition, very colorful, $65. 466-2481 FIBER GLASS GARDEN STYLE Round Bath Tub, very good condition, came out of mobile home, $20. 377-5567 JUNK APPLIANCE REMOVAL. Washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators. Free. 259-9408 /618-578-7232

512 W. McArthur Blvd., Route 140 • Cottage Hills

MEN’S PANTS, sizes 36-40, new and gently used $2-$4; Men’s Golf Clubs bag Cart $50. 618-452-2155 BASEBALL, FOOTBALL, HOCKEY, Basketball Cards 10¢ thru $1.00 each. Hall of Famers, Rookies, Inserts, Auto’s, Cardinals, Blues, Rams. Racing Cards, 10¢ each. 618-876-4954 DOLL COLLECTION, beautiful porcelain elaborately dressed, small to large sizes. Would make nice gifts. Separately or all for $95. 618-9313257.

AAA cash for old picture postcards. 618-410-6879

TOM-TOM GO510 GPS UNIT. Charger and instructions in original box, $25. 618-466-3843.

Lawn care, power washing, bushes, landscaping, tree work, gutters, aeration, over seeding and hauling. 618-610-2966

KYLE BUSH, M&M’S RACING JACKET, new, large $40. 465-2036

buy here! Pay here! 259-7852 RiV Ri VeR CiTTy y Au AuTTo SA SAle leS S

LITTLE TYKES COMMERCIAL Tree House, inside/outside play, excellent condition, $500 obo. 466-7437 ELECTRIC HOSPITAL BED $75. Call 618-797-2222. JOINTECH CABINET MAKING SYSTEM All new, Model SF-32 Smart Fence w/3 1/4 HP Router w/bits and table. $500. 618-304-4972

CUSTOM MADE RAG DOLLS, if interested call Cheryl Lynn, $40. 618931-0804 $$CASH$$ Alton Pawn Shop open 7 days a week. Buy, sell, trade and loan. Guns, gold, diamonds, tools, anything of value. Highest prices paid for scrap gold and silver. FOID card service. 601 E. Broadway, Alton AVON BOTTLES 6 Different styles from 70’s - $65 takes all, call 618334-4374

TEDDY BEARS MADE from your old fur coats, clothing, quilts, etc. (618)462-8326 MAMOSAS; Rose of Sharons, and Fire Bushes $3-$25 ea.; Cheap Flat Monitor and Keyboard $75; VHS Tapes; Hand Stitched Rugs, .25¢. 618-474-6888 CEILING LIGHT FIXTURES Two 14 inch, brushed nickel trim. Like new. Cost $40 each. Asking $15 each. 618 466 3843 1 3/4” GALVANIZED NAILS, new, 42lbs, also 14 feet of Aluminum Coil Stock 24” Wide, $25 for both. 2545800


2010 Ford Focus seL

2006 Ford Mustang gt

2009 pontiac g6 2 Door Coupe, Priced to sell

Jet Black, Leather, Gas Saver

2011 Ford edge sport

2006 Ford expLorer xLt L Lt

2009 LincoLn MKx

Black, Leather, 70,XXX Miles, Like New

All Wheel Drive, Like New, 29,XXX Miles

4x4, 3rd row seat, 75,XXX Miles, Must Sell

2009 LincoLn MKx

2011 LincoLn town car

Black, AWD, Leather, Navigation, 23,XXX Miles

2007 chevy suburban

2011 Ford F-150 xLt L Lt

2011 Ford F-350

White, AWD, 29,XXX Miles

Snow White, 21,XXX Miles, Factory Warranty

4X2, 2nd Row Bench Seat, 52,XXX Miles, Like New

Super Crew, Chrome Wheels, 4x4, 11,XXX Miles

6.7 Diesel Lariat Crew Cab, Only 5,XXX Miles

2009 Ford ranger

2002 Jeep grand cheroKee

2008 Ford taurus x

2009 LincoLn MKZ

2011 gMc 1500 Quad cab sLe 4x4

Super Cab, 4x2, 26,XXX Miles

2011 Ford cLub wagon

4x4, 99,XXX Miles

All Wheel Drive, Leather, Moonroof

Moon Roof, Navigation, 25,XXX Miles, Warranty

17,XXX Miles, 1 Owner

2011 Ford Fiesta

2009 LincoLn MKs

2010 Ford Mustang

2011 Ford expedition eL

8 passenger, Ingot Silver

Silver, Manual Transmission, Gas Saver, 9,XXX Miles

Smokestone, Leather, Moonroof, Navigation, Loaded, 24,XXX Miles

Grabber Blue, V6, 1 Owner, 21,XXX Miles

XLT, White, 4X4, Leather, Moon Roof, 16,XXX Miles

2000 LincoLn town car

2010 Mercury MiLan

2006 honda civic ex

2008 Ford expLorer xLt L Lt

2009 pontiac g8 gt

Signature Series, Only 72,xxx mi, Sharp

Sport Blue, Moonroof, Gas Saver

Moonroof, Naviagation, Extra Sharp

Full Service Body Shop Free Estimates On All Makes Models Competitive Rates & Quick Turn Around Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm Jerry Pruitt Body Shop Manager

4x4, Sterling Grey, 67,XXX miles

Stryker Blue, Leather, Roof, 39,XXX Miles

See Our Service Department For All Your Maintenance & Repair Needs Get Your Car Ready For Winter Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm Call Dianne & Kevin to Schedule Today

Jerseyville Motor Co.

1205 South State • Jerseyville (618) 498-2139 • (618) 462-FORD


LANDSCAPING DONE RIGHT, low rates and references. 618-278-4795.

(1 Mile past Schnucks on Rt 3)

1st MidAmerica, Shell, and GCS Credit Union Financing Available We Have 20 Photos and a of Every Car Online

DENNY’S LAWN SERVICE, Bethalto, IL. Serving the Riverbend Community. Free estimates and senior citizen discounts. 618-407-8728.


*Subject to credit approval. Not all will qualify.

220 WINDOW AIR CONDITIONER $50; 110 Window Air Conditioner $25; New Toilet $100; Vanity, good medicine cabinet, reasonable 618401-8523

TORO WALK-BEHIND MOWER, good condition, 4 cycle motor, pull start, runs great. 618-466-4722.

use y your Tax refund as a Down Payment

Rates as low as *

1503 W. Delmar • Godfrey, IL • 466-5900


Buying Cars & TruCks For CasH!




B-12 - Today’s AdVantage - Week of April 11, 2012 - April 17, 2012

3 BEDROOM HOUSE in Forest Homes, new carpet and remodeled, big yard, no pets $550 a month plus $550 deposit. Call 377-8607, call between 5pm and 9pm. Must have references.

TWO BEAUTIFUL YOUNG CATS, abandoned at the Alton Motorboat Club. Could someone please adopt these poor creatures? 618-4661510. FREE KITCHEN COUNTER TOPS, Like new. 618-692-0297. 2 MATURE INDOOR CATS with carriers, litter trained, good with children, no dogs, we can deliver. 314-3247373

RETAIL OFFICE SPACE for rent. WR. 618-278-4518. 2207 BERN, GRANITE CITY. 2-3 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room, kitchen & dinette, living room, basement, 2 car garage, fenced yard, screened porch, inground pool. 618-797-5467. MOBILE HOME SUBDIVISION LOT, for sale $15,000 or rent $185/mo. 424 Parkside, Troy, IL 618-407-6750

ROSELAWN IN BETHALTO, Masonic Section, 2 Plots, 2 Vaults and dual marker included. Valued at $10,000. Asking $7500 cash OBO. 618-4622611.

COMPAQ INK-JET CARTRIDGE (Black), 300/700/900 Series (never used). EPSON Ink Cartridges for Stylus C64/C66/C84/C86, CX4600/ CX6400/CX6600 (color and black) $15. 618-604-3625

64 BETHANY LANE, GODFREY. Two bedroom, electric heat with gas fireplace, enclosed deck, fenced pavilion, very clean, $42,500. 314-7243859 or 636-257-7912

875 HALLER, WOOD RIVER RETAIL, 2 restrooms, $700/mo. Agent owned. 618-604-0479 GRANITE 1BR APT stove fridge W/S/T included $400/mo. No pets. 618-876-2417.

HAIR SALON FOR RENT, fully furnished. WR. 618-278-4518.




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BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES for sale. $250 each. First shots. Ready now! 618-593-7552.

FSBO: NICE COUNTRY LIVING. Carrollton, IL. 2-story, 4BR, 1.5 Baths, large living room, wood-burning stove, stocked pond, 30x50 machine shed, 30x60 outbuilding. 5 acres. Golf Course nearby. $140,000. 618535-1758.

BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT Gulf Shores, AL; Snow Birds welcome, summer and winter rates available. 618-465-6092. 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT WOOD RIVER. Completely furnished with utilities and cable. No pets, $600/mo plus deposit. 618-254-6552.

TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT $525/ mo. +$550 deposit. 1306 Madison, Wood River at 13th & Hwy. 143. 618656-0153 ALTON and GODFREY 2 and 3 Bedroom houses, Alton 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, stove, refrigerator, a/c, clean, no pets. 462-6809

We Are ProfessionA ProfessionAl GrA GrAde®

LOT, ALTON 2 Acre, Fosterburg Road, $14,900 or $18,900 CFD. 618476-7952

Frank Pope 618-779-8959 or 618-779-7180 Property for Rent: 618-779-7180 618-401-2179

WOOD RIVER, 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT, all utilities paid. $500/month. Free internet. No pets. 618-9174175.

Got Old Computers? Don’t throw them away. I will take them off your hands. Call me: (618) 406-0939

3 MALE MINISCHNAUzER PUPPIES. Born Feb. 26. ALL WHITE! Tails docked, dewclaws removed. $200 ea. 618.372.3036 Like the bin he’s in? $22, 6 colors.

Cash For Real Estate



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For Well QualiF QualiFied Buyers






MOBILE HOME FOR SALE: 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, utility room, shed, on its own pad. Helene Kilpatrick 618667-6027. FSBO: 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Carport, Shed, Patio, major appliances stay. Senior mobile home park, good location in East Alton, $12,000. 618570-9121

Trade assis ssisTT*

*Ask for details. Must trade ‘99 or newer vehicle.

2012 lacrosse

1, 2, 3, 4 BEDROOM HOUSES and apartments. 618-451-5078.

2012 regal BUICK


M&K Auto SAleS

1997 STARCRAFT 30’ 5th wheel w/ slideout accessories Good condition needs TLC asking $8000 call 4621938 DUAL TANDOM 1983 35 Foot Safari Camper, regular hitch in good condition, $3500. 618-931-6968 MID-STATE CAMPER SALES invites you to our Open House on April 13th & 14th as we Celebrate Our 43rd year in the RV Business! Rt. 40, East of Vandalia at Bluff City. 618-283-4396 or

3940 Pontoon Rd, Pontoon Beach (1 Mile W. of Hwy. 111) Visit us at or

05 GMC Sierra SLE Crew Cab HD 4x4, Z-71, DVD, Extra Clean

Special $15,995

01 Chevy Corvette Convertible loaded, 72k miles, extra clean


03 Chevy Trailblazer Ext LT 4x4, V8, DVD, Extra Clean $



06 Ford Explorer Limited

AWD, Loaded, Leather, Roof and much more, 84k miles $



06 Dodge Durango Ltd AWD Hemi, loaded, must see ��� only $13,995 06 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE loaded, 93k miles�����������special $12,995 07 Dodge Charger SXT loaded, extra clean��������������� only $12,995 08 Ford Fusion SEL V6, loaded, extra clean ��������������� only $10,995 08 Ford Taurus SEL loaded, extra clean� ��������������������only $9,995 03 Ford F150 XLT Heritage 4x2, supercab, extra nice������onlyl$8,995 99 Lexus RX 300 AWD, loaded, roof, extra nice�������������������� $8,995 05 Buick Lesabre Ltd loaded, extra clean�����������������special $8,995 02 Pontiac Bonneville SLE roof, leather, 52K mi���������special $8,995 03 Ford Explorer XLT AWD loaded, extra clean ���������special $7,995 04 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS AWD loaded, extra nice ���special $7,995 04 Chrysler Concorde LXi loaded, leather, roof, 67k miles������� $7,995 01 Ford F150 Supercrew Lariat 4x2, loaded, extra nice�������� $7,995 08 Dodge Caliber 4dr, loaded, extra clean��������������������only $7,995 00 Lincoln LS V8, loaded, 72k miles, must see �����������������only $7,995 02 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL loaded, leather, roof������������������� $6,995 02 GMC Envoy STL 4x4, loaded, leather, extra nice ��������������� $6,995 03 Pontiac Montana 7 passenger van, loaded, 73k miles� ������only $6,995 02 Ford Escape XLT FWD, leather, roof, extra nice ��������������� $6,995 05 Chevy Colorado Reg cab, 4x2, extra clean����������������only $6,995 04 Chevy Blazer 2dr 4x2, loaded, 64k miles�����������������only $6,995 01 Mazda Millenia S leather, roof, extra nice �����������������only $5,995 05 Chrysler Town & Country Van, loaded ������������������� $5,995 98 Ford F250 Supercab 4x2, loaded, extra nice����������������� $5,995 03 Chevy Venture 7 passenger van, loaded� ����������������special $5,995 97 Buick Lesabre loaded, 95k miles�����������������������special $4,995 96 Mercury Cougar XR7 V8, 85k miles������������������special $4,495 Financing Available


36 MPg HWy est. Cars

4yr/50,000 Mile Bumper to Bumper Warranty 5yr/100,000 Mile Powertrain Warranty

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24 Month leA le A se

2 years sirius XM radio 2 years onstar direction & connection 2 years Maintenance #B2020

d u e At signing security deposit

Tax, license and dealer fees extra. 24,000 miles included, mileage charge of 25¢ per mile over 24,000. MSRP $27,530. 24 monthly payments total $8,756. Option to purchase at lease end. Ally must approve lease. Must take delivery by. 4/30/12. Lessee pays for excess wear.





RoRoute 3 / 1620 Homer Adams Parkway Alton, Illinois 62002

1. Whichever comes first. Go to for details. 2. Length of contract limited. Not available with some other offers. Take delivery by 4/30/12. See dealer for details. 3. Example based on survey. Each dealer sets its own price. Your payments may vary. Payments are for a 2012 SRX with an MSRP of $40,890. 36 monthly payments total $14,364. Option to purchase at lease end for an amount to be determined at lease signing. ALLY must approve lease. Take delivery by 4/2/12. Mileage charge of $.25/mile over 30,000 miles. Lessee pays for excess wear. Payments may be higher in some states. Not available with some other offers. Residency restrictions apply.

551 Years of Excellence!

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Homer Adams Parkway WE Alton, Illinois 62002 No worries. SELL


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RepaiR on most caR steReo & home theateR components

Stereo and Video inc inc. (618) 462-8082


‘98 TOYOTA AVALON XLS loaded. All receipts, clean, great dependable smooth ride. Must see to appreciate. 268,000 mi., asking $3500. 618-9773906 NEW 2012 KIA FORTE EX five door, 4100 miles, sunroof, gps, cruise, air, painted pinstripe, backup camera. $19,000. 618-259-0522. 1992 DODGE DAKOTA EXTENDED CAB a/c, 5.2L V8, power windows & locks, campershell, 168,000 miles. $750. 618-254-8590


LOOKING FOR: 2000-2003 Chevy S-10 or GMC Sonoma Regular or Extended Cab, low miles, $2000-$5000. Black or blue. 618-258-7711. 1994 FORD E-350 BOX VAN, diesel, manual fuel injection. Shelving in back, 13’ long. Ground clearance 10’. $4200 OBO. 618-581-8303.


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