January 16, 2020 Volume 18, Issue 3
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All About. . .: Follow the Bohemian Road, page 9
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Movie review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Music calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 “Claimed” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Book review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Abby Huntsman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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ON THE COVER: Michael Cleveland, center, nominated by Grammy voters for his album “Tall Fiddler,” flanked by group Flamekeeper, whose four members, pictured, play on the album. “Tall Fiddler” is among Grammy nominees for Best Bluegrass Album. (For The Edge)
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Multiple award-winning bluegrass at annual Harman Family & Friends concert By Jill Moon firstname.lastname@example.org
GODFREY — The Grammys are just around the corner and so is the 42nd annual Harman Family Bluegrass Band and Friends concert where folks can experience Grammy nominated music ahead of the awards ceremony’s global broadcast. Recently announced Grammy nominee Michael Cleveland and band, Flamekeeper, will headline the popular bluegrass concert, occurring just one week before the 62nd
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On the Edge of the Weekend • Thursday, January 16, 2020 • 5 annual Grammy Awards air. The Harman Family Bluegrass Band and Friends will take the Ann Whitney Olin Theatre stage at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Lewis and Clark Community College’s Hatheway Cultural Center, in Godfrey. Of course the Harman Family Bluegrass Band will perform at the annual concert, too, and all the musicians will come together on stage. Cleveland’s album, “Tall Fiddler,” is among the nominees in the Best Bluegrass Album category of the Grammys, which airs Sunday, Jan. 26. The album features
Flamekeeper, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Tommy Emmanuel, Bela Fleck, Tim O’Brien, Dan Tyminski, Del McCoury, and The Travelin’ McCourys. Hailing from Indiana, the multiple award-winning Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper is made up of Cleveland on fiddle, Josh Richards on guitar, Nathan Livers on mandolin, Jasiah Shrode on banjo and Tyler Griffith on bass. All sing vocals. Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper are six-time winners of the International Bluegrass Music Awards’ (IBMA) Instrumental
If you go: What: The 42nd annual Harman Family Bluegrass Band and Friends concert, featuring Grammy nominee Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper When: 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 Where: Hatheway Cultural Center’s Ann Whitney Olin Theatre, Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey Info: Tickets cost $20. To purchase, contact Stacy Harman at 618-2784422 or Lori Harman at 618-259-0991. Visit www.harmansbluegrass. com, www.flamekeeperband.com and follow both groups on Facebook for more information.
Group of the Year. Cleveland is an IBMA 12-time Fiddle Player of the Year. The star fiddler brings dynamic traditional bluegrass to the stage with Flamekeeper, in shows that leave audiences talking. Cleveland and his talented band present a program of tight vocal trios and duos, blistering instrumentals and fiddleand-banjo duets that echo bluegrass’ firstgeneration of stars. And the stellar musicians round out their show with wit and humor, easily interacting with a crowd. Cleveland began playing fiddle at age 4 and made his Grand Ole Opry debut as a guest of Alison Krauss, who also played with Mike Harman, the leader of the family group. In fact, Krauss is a Harman protégé. Over the years, Cleveland has appeared with several bluegrass legends, including Bill Monroe, Jim and Jesse, and Ralph Stanley. “We’ve been friends for about twenty or thirty years,” recalled Harman’s wife, Stacy. “He’s been on the Harmans’ CD and we’ve performed with other people at
festivals, and when Mike played with Alison. Performing all over and a long time, you get to know people.” Like Cleveland, Flamekeeper members also have played music most of their lives. Livers’ grandpa played a claw-hammer banjo to the turntable sounds of Bill Monroe and the Stanley Brothers. Inspired by Monroe’s mandolin style, Livers picked up the instrument at age 10. He learned a few chords and melodies from his father, Bill Livers, for whom he credits as the driving force behind his learning to play. Richards’ earliest influences were his father, Steve, and brother, Jason, who taught him how to play and sing bluegrass music. Griffith’s father is an accomplished pianist and Griffith’s mother and uncle were part of a family bluegrass band that his grandfather managed in the 1970s. Although he sticks to the upright bass with Flamekeeper, he also plays guitar,
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Food for Thought …with Vicki Bennington
Let the good times roll! By Vicki Bennington For The Edge
EDWARDSVILLE — “Laissez les bon temps roulez” to those of you who have had a chance to spend time in New Orleans (or brush up on your French somewhere). If you’ve never been to the “Big Easy,” or it’s been awhile, Gulf Shores Restaurant & Grill gives you a taste of NOLA, not only with Gulf Shores’ food, but also the décor, atmosphere and music. When you walk in the door, you are greeted by a huge saltwater aquarium that separates the entrance to the bar area from the large dining room. And that bar! It looks like a nice place to sit and talk awhile, but more on Vicki that later. Bennington I stopped by Gulf Shores with a friend on a recent Sunday afternoon, and we decided to give some of the appetizers a try. My friend chose the Shoreline Sampler, a plate full of battered
shrimp, Malibu coconut shrimp, battered scallops and hand-cut onion rings, served with cocktail sauce, a sweet apricot sauce and a Cajun ranch. We both nibbled on it, and it was hard to decide which sauce tasted best with which appetizer. They were all good. Toasted lobster, shrimp and scallop ravioli with a wine sauce made with Cajun spices was my pick, and a nice take on the traditional St. Louis “pillows,” as I’ve always called them. Gulf Shores’ appetizers also include hand-cut calamari, Cajunsteamed mussels, fresh oysters, crab cakes, Creole-battered crawfish tails, and gator bites, marinated, then battered and fried, coated with a blend of Cajun seasoning and served with the Cajun ranch sauce. I like the sound of “N’Awlins” chicken gumbo, with chicken, andouille sausage, okra, onions and celery, combined with rice and a secret blend of seasonings, simmered slowly. Or how about Cajun lobster bisque? Fresh salads combine seafood, such as calamari, coconut shrimp, seared Cajun tuna or lobster, with your favorite type of lettuce or greens. Seafood taco choices are also extensive — cod, lobster and
Shoreline sampler platter. (Vicki Bennington | For The Edge)
shrimp, blackened mahi-mahi, calamari or gator! Similar choices are available in sandwich form, but if you aren’t feeling like seafood, a tried-and-true half-pound beef burger is there for the taking. Entrée choices get really interesting. Try the “Dump Dinner,” which is a traditional seafood boil dinner with shrimp, crab legs, mussels and andouille sausage, served with fresh red potatoes and corn on the cob, all seasoned with Creole spices. I had something similar to this at our last family beach vacation, when my niece and her husband made a seafood boil when it was their turn to make the evening dinner. It was a lot of work and lots of food, and they spread all the food on newspaper on top of a picnic table. I felt very “New Orleans-ish.” If Gulf Shore’s version is anything like that was, then it needs to be at the top of your list (and mine) to order next time. Make sure to come in really hungry. Other dinner selections include the oyster platter, a Bourbon Street combo with homemade jambalaya, andouille sausage, homemade crab cake, red beans and rice with coleslaw, shrimp and grits, Louisiana barbecue shrimp, blackened shrimp alfredo, ocean fish dishes, such as Parmesan-crusted grouper,
crab-stuffed haddock, and fish and chip choices that include tilapia and catfish — I remember that from New Orleans! And all the fish is hand-cut and hand-battered. If you come by on a Sunday, the brunch starts with a bloody Mary or mimosa. From there, try the oysters Benedict, with Gulf oysters battered with cornmeal atop an English muffin, poached eggs and Cajun Hollandaise sauce, which is served with potato wedges. That dish alone should get you in the door. Other brunch specials are steak frittata, eggs Chesapeake, which is similar to oysters Benedict, except it includes homemade blue crab cakes, or … you can try shrimp and lobster quiche, with fresh spinach, roasted red peppers, shrimp and lobster mixed with fresh eggs and a blend of cheeses. Not that I had room for any kind of dessert, but you could always take it home. The tempting menu lists a bread pudding, fruit cobblers,
Key lime pie, of course, triple chocolate cake, beignets, which I want to order just so I can say the name, and a banana pudding cheesecake. A list of specialty drinks includes mojito, Key lime martini, hurricane and Tropical Depression keeps the Gulf theme going. And as I said before, the bar looks like a nice place to sit and visit — maybe try something fancy to drink after dinner. Gulf Shores also provides catering. The restaurant is located at 215 Harvard Drive in Edwardsville, with a second location (which actually opened first) at 12528 Olive Blvd. in Creve Coeur, Missouri. For more information, visit gulfshoresrestaurantandgrill.com. In this column, Vicki Bennington shares her love of food and all that involves, from special dishes at local and regional restaurants, to chef conversations, new trends and fads, and things to try at home. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org with comments, ideas, questions or suggestions.
Toasted lobster, shrimp and scallop ravioli with wine sauce. (Vicki Bennington | For The Edge)
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EAST ALTON — An Alton Middle School teacher took her fashion sense to Bohemian Road Boutique, a new specialty retailer at Eastgate Plaza. “I’ve always had a love of clothes,” said Kayla Logan, of East Alton. “My teacher friends ask me, ‘Do you ever wear an outfit more than once in a school year?’” Logan said. “It’s business casual here, you can wear these clothes to work, be comfortable and still look good. I love texture in material, everything is soft.” Bohemian Road Boutique specializes in fashion coupled with comfort for creative active wear with texture in natural fabrics, including tops, sweaters, business casual dresses,
jeans and more, in sizes ranging from small to 3X. Bohemian Road Boutique recently featured its clothing in Hearst Midwest Media Group’s New Year, New You Expo’s fashion show last Saturday at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Vadalabene Center. The event was powered by On The Edge of the Weekend, The Intelligencer and Alton’s The Telegraph, all under the umbrella of parent company Hearst Midwest Media. Logan might wear the same top twice, but never paired with an item with which she together already wore. She might wear a top long or tie up the same top with something different. “But always with different shoes,” she said. Logan teaches autistic
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Customers shop at Bohemian Road Boutique, a new women’s clothing retailer located at Eastgate Plaza, in East Alton. The shop opened Dec. 7 and carries tops, sweaters, business casual dresses, jeans and more, in sizes ranging from small to 3X.
Her boyfriend Chris White’s 7-year-old daughter makes “slime” for Bohemian Road Boutique’s super-cute Sunnie’s Slime Shop. The slime trend among tweens and younger is all the rage and the youngster, Sunnie, makes slime of all the colors of the rainbow using non-toxic glue, laundry detergent and glitter. Sunnie’s slime is packaged in two different sizes. Some of Logan’s friends, under the names of Jenuine Expressions and The Connect Project, have found a place at Bohemian Road Boutique for their handmade wares, including handmade, recovered wood signs with inspirational sayings and handpainted colorful covered
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A peak inside Bohemian Road Boutique, a new women’s retailer located at Eastgate Plaza in East Alton. Alton Middle School teacher Kayla Logan opened the business Dec. 7 to follow her passion for fashion. (Jill Moon|All About…)
Bohemian Road Boutique specializes in fashion coupled with comfort for creative active wear with texture in natural fabrics, including tops, sweaters, business casual dresses, jeans and more, in sizes ranging from small to 3X. Bohemian Road Boutique recently featured its clothing in Hearst Midwest Media Group’s New Year, New You Expo’s fashion show last Saturday at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Vadalabene Center. (Jill Moon|All About…)
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Another vendor, The Connect Project, at Bohemian Road Boutique, also is that of the owner’s friend. The Connect Project sells hand-painted colorful covered bibles and wooden signs. Proceeds of The Connect Project’s sales support a youth outreach program hosted at First Assembly of God in South Roxana. (Jill Moon|All About…)
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bibles. Proceeds of the sales of handpainted bibles and wood paintings from The Connect Project support a
local youth outreach program hosted at First Assembly of God in South Roxana. Other items include whimsical jewelry-holder dishes with sayings such as “Hello Gorgeous” and “Stand Tall Darling” printed next to a pink flamingo. Bohemian Road Boutique also carries a personal product lifestyle line, The Naked Bee, which includes lip balm, hand lotion, etc., all paraben free, PABA free, gluten free, phthalate free, with no mineral oils, no drying alcohol and no EDTA, and cruelty free.
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Bohemian Road Boutique’s display of signs that are hand made from recovered wood and feature Sunnie’s Slime Shop features homemade “slime” made by Bohemian Road Boutique inspirational sayings from vendor Jenuine Expressions, an individual business endeavor of a friend, owner’s boyfriend’s 7-year-old daughter Sunnie. Sunnie’s slime is packaged for sale in Jenna Schultz, of Bohemian Road’s owner Kayla Logan, of East Alton. (Jill Moon|All About…) two different sizes. (Jill Moon|All About…)
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Ronan Farrow among nominees for book critic prizes NEW YORK (AP) — Ronan Farrow has already won a Pulitzer Prize and George Polk Award for his reporting on Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement. Now he's up for a literary honor, a National Book Critics Circle award. Farrow was among the nominees announced this weekend by the NBCC. His "Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators," which tracks his reporting on allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Weinstein, is a finalist in autobiography. Critics also nominated Chanel Miller's "Know My Name," the acclaimed memoir by the woman sexually assaulted by Stanford University student Brock Turner. The NBCC announced five nominees in each of six competitive categories, from fiction to poetry to criticism. Winners will be announced March 12. Other finalists include Colson Whitehead's "The Nickel Boys" and Edwidge Danticat's "Everything Inside" in fiction, Lydia Davis' "Essays One" for criticism and George Packer's "Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century" for biography. The NBCC announced three additional prizes. Sarah Broom's memoir "The Yellow House," winner of a National Book Award for nonfiction last fall, received the John Leonard Prize for best first book. The New Yorker's Katy Waldman was awarded the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing and the poet-novelist Naomi Shibab Nye was given the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award. Founded in 1974, the NBCC has more than 700 members from around the country.
Above: This cover image released by Little, Brown and Company shows "Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators," by Ronan Farrow. Farrow is up for a literary honor from the National Book Critics Circle. His “Catch and Kill,” which tracks his Weinstein reporting, is a finalist for autobiography. (Little, Brown and Company via AP) Left: This Oct. 15, 2018 file photo shows Journalist Ronan Farrow at the 25th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Celebration in Los Angeles. Farrow is up for a literary honor from the National Book Critics Circle. His “Catch and Kill,” which tracks his Weinstein reporting, is a finalist for autobiography. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
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Conference Center, Grafton IL, 6:30 p.m. • “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” The Fabulous Fox, St. Louis MO, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 • Adult Spelling Bee, Recess Brewing, Edwardsville IL, 6 p.m. • Goshen Winter Market, Newsong Fellowship, Edwardsville IL, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. • An Afternoon Tea Party, 1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson House, Edwardsville IL, 1 p.m. • Moose Steak Night, Moose Lodge, Edwardsville IL, 6 p.m. • Winnie the Pooh Day, Glen Carbon Library, Glen Carbon IL, 1 p.m. • Friends’ Trivia, American Legion Post 365, Collinsville IL, 6 p.m. • Winter Farmer’s Market, Senior Services Plus, Alton IL, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. • Monster Jam, The Dome at America’s Center, St. Louis MO, 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19
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• Xtreme Bar Bingo, American Legion Post 365, Collinsville IL, 4 p.m. • Sanctuary Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation, It’s Raining Zen, Alton IL, 3 p.m. • “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” The Fabulous Fox, St. Louis MO, 1 p.m. • Monster Jam, The Dome at America’s Center, St. Louis, MO, 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 • City Job Fair, city of Collinsville Parks and Recreation, Collinsville IL, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Custom Family Silhouette, Party On Broadway, Alton IL, 7 p.m. • Blood Drive, Faith Lutheran Church, Godfrey IL, 3 to 6 p.m. • Heaven and Earth Exhibition, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis MO, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 • Yoga, The Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville IL, 7 p.m. • Backyard Beekeeping, Glen Carbon
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I was only 75% of the way through the “Little Women” audio book, narrated by Christina Ricci, when I went to see the newest movie version. I was passed being alarmed about spoilers for the Civil War-era story. It’s simply my own fault for not having read such a classic American novel before now. The latest incarnation of “Little Women” also is the next film from writer-director Greta Gerwig since her powerhouse breakthrough with “Lady Bird” two years ago. She brings back her muse, Saoirse Ronan, and two of the world’s biggest stars to boot (Meryl Streep and Emma Watson), which did nothing to diminish high expectations. In fact, I like it very much and will review it highly for you. It’s far superior to the old-Hollywood version in which Katharine Hepburn pretends to
play a teenage Jo. Charming readers for generations, Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” is a coming-of-age novel set as four sisters of the March family move through adolescence into adulthood and face all the crises that come along with it. Each is indelibly imbued with a distinct personality and the quartet are as well-rounded a foursome as one could hope to encounter. Massachusetts is the backdrop for the Marches’ most precious years during the entirety of the “War Between the States,” when their father (Bob Odenkirk) is away serving as a chaplain for the Union Army. The March girls are left to be reared solely by their mother, Marmee (Laura Dern, who does a remarkable job). Meg (Watson), the oldest, is known for her beauty, her acting talent and, as first-born, the role she takes making her sisters fall in line when it comes to being proper ladies in an age when, alas, by today’s standards, the gender stereotypes are hard line and oppressive.
Meg’s biggest task is to reign in dear Jo (Ronan), one year her junior but not calm, couth or coquettish, which makes Jo seem nothing less than an independent person and more like a person bent, for the sake of being herself, on being different. Jo has been viewed by many readers of the book, over the years, as somewhat of a main protagonist though the narrative is truly an ensemble piece. This critic would echo th main-protagonist sentiment, especially as deftly as Jo is portrayed by “Lady Bird” Ronan. The younger March sisters, Amy (Florence Pugh) and Beth (Eliza Scanlen), respectively, are the vain and the humble members of the family. Amy constantly needs to fit in with other girls. She’s bonkers for the gentlemen callers she receives later in the story and, for her, only the finest things will do. Beth, a homebody, is tethered to the March home’s sunny window and the piano bench, content to do away with her days working hard, isolating and playing music. Joining the girls as
a secondary cast, are old Mr. Laurence (Chris Cooper), who’s their wealthy next-door neighbor/benefactor, and his grandson, Laurie (Timothée Chalamet, another Gerwig repertory player), as Jo’s bestie and the entire March clan’s dear friend. Gerwig’s version, as I now recognize it, of “Little Women” differs in perspective from Alcott’s story. In Gerwig’s, the storyline of Jo is the most observed and it places her squarely as the family’s heroine. The timeline also is far less linear. The movie’s timeframe bounces rapidly between the sisters’ teenage years to their lower 20s. It took me a while to catch on to this shift, at the beginning, but Gerwig’s choice was a pretty good one in this respect. The timeless look at gender is one that “Little Women” is famous for, but also I like how poverty and class politics are explored in this 2019 update. ”Little Women” runs 135 minutes and is rated PG for thematic elements and brief smoking. I give this film three and a half stars out of four.
Timothée Chalamet, left, as Laurie, and Florence Pugh, as Amy March, in “Little Women.” (Wilson Webb/Sony Pictures Entertainment|For The Edge)
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nine years. She said she wrote the story while in college about five years ago, but then tucked it away in a drawer. She was challenged to turn the story into a film, and filming began June 1 in Hartford near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. There were 252 people involved in the production of the film. While she plans to enter her film in competitions and film festivals, Mercurio said she is not looking to profit if they succeed in conveying her message. Instead, she intends to give all proceeds to organizations that work to bring awareness to addiction and recovery. She also intends to accept donations toward the cause at the film’s premiers. Other scheduled showings include: • 6:30 p.m., Jan. 22, Jefferson County Library, Missouri • 6 p.m., Jan. 23, Jefferson City Library, Missouri • 2 p.m., Feb. 6, Mount Vernon Library, , Illinois • 2 p.m., Feb. 15, Carbondale Library, Illinois • 8 a.m., Feb. 29, Farmington City Hall, Missouri • 4 p.m., March 1, Ann West Lindsey Library, Carterville, Illinois
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Actors Leander Beatty and Tim Mosley are seen on the set of “Claimed,” a horror movie filmed earlier this year in Hartford. The historical fiction film, written and directed by Elle Mercurio, also is a message about heroin addiction. (For The Edge)
Actress Karen Druley is part of the cast and crew that filmed “Claimed” last summer in Hartford. The film, written and directed by Elle Mercurio, of Florissant, Missouri, has a local showing Friday, Jan. 17. (For The Edge)
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SPECIAL VIEWING ~ JANUARY 5, 2020 ~ 1:00-2:00 PM
Land is located 3 miles South of Staunton then 1.7 miles West on DeCamp Rd, Right on Mary Ann Ln, Left of Crooked Creek Ln, Watch for Signs
1 Crooked Creek Rd, Staunton, IL 62088
AWESOME OLDER 3,000 SQ. FT. + ALL BRICK HOME WITH BARN AND MULTIPLE OUT-BUILDINGS THIS TWO STORY HOME IS FULL OF POTENTIAL WITH SOME TLC!
This Home Has Great Potential With Some TLC!
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26TH @ 1PM
VIEWING — JANUARY 15th, 2020 5:00-6:00 PM Spacious 2 Bedroom, 1 3/4 Bath home situated on a large lot with an additional lot included! Updates include Newer Vinyl Windows, Forced Air Heat with Central Air High Efficiency Furnace, 200 Amp Electrical Service, Partially Finished Walk-out Basement with Sunroom, Large Living Room, Oversized Attached One Car Garage
121 +/- Acres of Land with Approximately 70 +/- Acres Tillable & Approximately 51 +/- Acres of Pasture & Timber
Large Two-Story Home with 3 Bedrooms & 1 Bathroom, Attached 2 Car Garage Central Air, Fireplace, Large Living Room, Master Bedroom on Main Floor Located on +/- 1 Acre Lot in Nashville School District
Sold in One Tract! TWO LARGE LOTS! Parcel 03-27.0-213-003 Parcel 03-27.0-213-004
Don’t Miss Out on This Opportunity!
Don’t Miss Out on this Rare Opportunity!
Don’t Miss Out on this Rare Opportunity!
Terms & Conditions: 10% down non-refundable payment due day of sale. Balance due at closing within 30 days. Property sells in its AS-IS present condition. Buyer is responsible for his/her own due diligence of the property. It is the responsibility of the buyer to independently verify and inspect all components of the home. Cash or Check with Proper ID, & bank letter of guaranteed funds. Not responsible for Accidents. Any announcements made on Auction day will take precedence over all previous advertising. Auctioneer’s Note: A GREAT investment opportunity for farmers or investors! Available for Spring planting, possession at closing. Don’t miss this sale! Thanks, Anthony!
Anthony Enig AUCTIONEER LIC# 441.001319
~ILLINOIS STATE CHAMPION AUCTIONEER~
www.anthonysauctions.com • (618) 224-9800 Like us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/anthonysauctions
Real Estate Managing Brokers LIC# 471.003590
32 • Thursday, January 16, 2020 • On the Edge of the Weekend
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