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New Randolph County Legal Self-Help Center

Judge Richard Brown, explains the legal self-help center for Randolph County residents at the Chester Public Library on Wednesday, January 23.

Center provides legal information on a wide variety of civil legal matters; contains over 3,000 pieces of content On Wednesday, Circuit Judge Richard Brown announced the opening of a new online legal self-help center for Randolph County residents who cannot find an attorney to represent them. He was joined in the announcement by Circuit Clerk Sherry Johnson, former Circuit Clerk Barbara Brown and Chester Public Library Director Tammy Grah. Public access to the new center is available at the Chester Public Library. Individuals with internet-enabled computers can access the center at any time at http://randolph.illinoislegalaid.org. Librarians have been trained to assist people to locate needed legal information on the website. No legal advice is provided. The new center provides legal information on a wide variety of civil legal matters and contains over 3,000 pieces of content. A mirror image site is available in Spanish. All court forms are in English, the language of the court system, but the Spanish site will also print out a Spanish language version of the court documents. The legal information is available in several formats including videos on such topics as going to court, automated and non-automated court pleadings and many articles on various legal problems. The website also contains information on non-court legal issues such as Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment compensation, durable powers of attorney and other matters.

“I am happy that we are able to have a place to send individuals who must come to court but who cannot afford to hire an attorney and are not able to be represented by Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance’s staff and pro bono attorneys,” said Judge Richard Brown. “It is important to our system of justice that every individual has a chance to tell his or her story in court. The system works best when lawyers are involved and we encourage everyone to get a lawyer if at all possible but for a number of people finding a lawyer is not possible. In these cases, the legal information available on the website will help these unrepresented litigants better prepare for their court hearing,” he said. “When people come to the courthouse with a legal matter, the Circuit Clerk’s Office is usually the first place they come,” said Sherry Johnson, Randolph County Circuit Clerk. “Many of these people have only a vague idea about how to act in court and how to present their case to the judge,” she said. “With preparation, the court process can be less intimidating to them,” the circuit clerk concluded. “During my twelve years as the Circuit Clerk of Randolph County, I saw a continual increase in the number of people coming into court, attempting to represent themselves,” said Barbara Brown, recently retired Circuit Clerk. “We also tried to direct people to other sources See LEGAL CENTER, Page 2

HAYES ELECTED PRESIDENT-ELECT OF ICAHN BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Steve Hayes, Administrator and CEO of Memorial Hospital in Chester, has been elected President-elect of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) Board of Directors. This news was an outcome of the annual meeting of the organization held recently in Springfield. Hayes has been actively involved in the organization since 2008, serving on the Board of Directors since 2010. Hayes also serves as co-chair of the ICAHN Critical Access Recruitment Services and is a member of the Regulatory and Legislative Committee. “Hayes has a good understanding of the rural healthcare environment and will bring vision to this key statewide leadership position,” said Pat Schou, Executive Director of ICAHN. Hayes is a graduate of the University of Missouri and is a Board-certified member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has spent the majority of his professional career in a variety of management positions, beginning his career at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and

most recently, prior to taking his position at Chester, was the CEO for Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru, IL. Hayes is currently President of the Chester Rotary Club and presidentelect of the Chester Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Connie, have three daughters and reside in Chester. ICAHN is a network of 51 Illinois critical access hospitals ( CAHs), dedicated to strengthening the operations of its member hospitals through collaboration. Illinois CAHs are small rural hospitals, 25 beds or less, that provide primary and emergency services to over 1.2 million rural residents. ICAHN is recognized nationally for its work with rural health and administers several state, federal and private health care programs. The ICAHN office is located in Princeton, IL and services all of the state critical access hospitals. Additional information can be found on ICAHN’s website at www.icahn.org.

Building Healthier Communities Leaders Forum The Building Healthier Communities Leaders Forum Planning Members are excited to offer an opportunity to become involved in a region wide effort to build healthier communities and worksites. ‘We are inviting you, as a leader in this region, to join us. You will learn about the connection between improving health and the economic development of worksites as well as the community. You will also receive suggestions for improving health that you can implement through policy, systems and environmental changes — such as designating walking paths at your facility. And finally, you will learn about resources available in your community to assist you and find out what others in this region are doing to improve health. Our keynote speaker is Laura Minzer from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, who has extensive knowledge and experience related to worksite wellness programs.’ Their goal is to get leaders from all sectors of our community (Alexander, Hardin, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Union and Randolph Counties) committed to building a healthier community through individual worksite initiatives as well as joint community efforts. If your organization has had successful worksite wellness programming and/or services, you are additionally invited to share your experiences as an exhibitor. There is no charge to exhibit or participate at the forum. The Building Healthier Communities Leaders Forum will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 9:30 a.m.--1 p.m. at the Carbondale Civic Center (200 South Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, IL 62901). Participants are encouraged to arrive at 9:00 a.m. for check-in. Exhibitors will be allowed to set-up from 8:00- 8:30 a.m. with the expectation of completion by 9:15 a.m. Check-in will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the Forum will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. A light lunch will be provided to both Forum participants and exhibitors. There is limited seating as we are expecting 150 guests so please RSVP by Friday, February 15, 2013. To register for the event as a participant and/or exhibitor, you may go to the following link: https://www.surveymonkey. com/s/BHCLFRegistration

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SPRINGFIELD, continued from 1A Steve Hayes, Administrator and CEO of Memorial Hospital in Chester, has been elected President-elect of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) Board of Directors. This news was an outcome of the annual meeting of the organization held recently in Springfield. Hayes has been actively involved in the organization since 2008, serving on the Board of Directors since 2010. Hayes also serves as co-chair of the ICAHN Critical Access Recruitment Services

Mrs. Nebel, Emily Brown, in front of Kelsey Cowan, Addie Harris, Sydney Castens, and Karley Kothe aged quickly on Senior Citizen Day during All Lutheran Tournament week at St. Marks in Steeleville. More Photos from All Lutheran Tournament Week throughout the paper and our Facebook page.

and is a member of the Regulatory and Legislative Committee. “Hayes has a good understanding of the rural healthcare environment and will bring vision to this key statewide leadership position,” said Pat Schou, Executive Director of ICAHN. Hayes is a graduate of the University of Missouri and is a Board-certified member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has spent the majority of his professional career in a variety of management positions, beginning his ca-

reer at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and most recently, prior to taking his position at Chester, was the CEO for Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru, IL. Hayes is currently President of the Chester Rotary Club and president-elect of the Chester Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Connie, have three daughters and reside in Chester. ICAHN is a network of 51 Illinois critical access hospitals ( CAHs), dedicated to strengthening the operations of its member hospitals through col-

laboration. Illinois CAHs are small rural hospitals, 25 beds or less, that provide primary and emergency services to over 1.2 million rural residents. ICAHN is recognized nationally for its work with rural health and administers several state, federal and private health care programs. The ICAHN office is located in Princeton, IL and services all of the state critical access hospitals. Additional information can be found on ICAHN’s website at www. icahn.org.

Lutheran Schools Week Wraps up at COSLHS

National Lutheran Schools Week will wrap up with an exciting event at Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School. The third annual “Rally for Lutheran Schools” will happen Friday at 10 a.m. at the school’s gym. The band Sibling Harmony will headline the event, performing for a crowd of up to 500 students, teachers and parents from the 5 Lutheran schools in Randolph County. Sibling Harmonyis Kim, Kurtis, and Kevin Bueltmann who perform creative and insightful original Christian songs for all ages. They use guitars, drums, vocal harmonies, and multi-media to engage and inspire audience members at their concerts geared for the whole family. All three siblings play a variety of instruments and actually take turns playing each others’ instruments in concert including Kurtis’ drumset which is played while standing up. These three siblings are all full-time church workers trained in and/or serving in Youth and Family Ministry. They grew up in central Illinois, but after college, went their separate ways to various states and countries. After they all ended up back in the Midwest, they felt that they were close enough to form the band. “Sibling Harmony” refers to not only being siblings, but to being brothers and sisters in Christ. The band will also perform Friday evening at St. John’s Lutheran School in Red Bud.

Lutheran schools have had a presence in Randolph County for over 100 years. Lutheran schools provide a Christcentered, academically excellent education with unsurpassed individual attention. National Lutheran Schools Week is an annual celebration that connects the ministries of the 2nd largest parochial school system in the U.S. The theme for the 2013 celebration is “Baptized for this moment” taken from Acts 2:38-39. “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For

the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” For those inter-

ested in a PreK-12th grade Christian education, please contact St. John’s Lutheran, Red Bud (282-3873), Trinity Lutheran, Prairie (282-2881), St

John Lutheran, Chester (826-4345), St. Mark’s Lutheran, Steeleville (965-3838) or Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School in Evansville

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Costello Encourages Military Families to Take Advantage of Tax Assistance Program To help recently-deployed military members and their families file state and federal income tax returns, state Rep. Jerry Costello II (D-Smithton) is calling attention to a helpful service run by the Illinois CPA Society that provides free tax preparation assistance to members of the armed forces and their families. “This useful service gives military members and their families one less thing to worry about these days,” Costello said. “With tax season fast approaching, I want to bring attention to a program that helps provide free tax assistance and guidance during a stressful time of year. I will continue to do whatever I can to help members of

our armed services at home and abroad.” CPAs for the Public Interest, a community service organization run by the Illinois CPA Society, will match military personnel or their family members with CPA volunteers in the area. These volunteers will help participants take full advantage of available tax benefits, exclusions, and filing and payment extensions. This is a year-round service, and a spouse or family member can request assistance for military personnel still overseas. Illinois residents who are current service members and have served in a combat zone or qualified hazardous duty area are also eligible. “This is a small and helpful way

to give back to the members of the armed services that do so much to protect our freedom,” Costello said. “We are fortunate to have such a valuable service being provided at no cost to our military families. I strongly encourage anyone eligible to look into this program.” Eligible military members and their families should register online at www.icpas.org/militarytaxrequest, or contact Jill Loeser at (800) 572-9870. For more information, please contact Costello’s constituent service office at (618) 282-7284 or staterepcostello@ gmail.com. Costello’s new office is located at 124 Locust St., Red Bud, IL 62278.

Costello Asks Public for Legislative Ideas Continuing his effort to be an open and responsive legislator, state Rep. Jerry Costello II (DSmithton) is asking members of his community to submit ideas for legislation. “Some of the best ideas for legislation come from the people I represent,” Costello said. “When constituents provide legislative ideas it not only begins a public dialogue, but also gives legislators a better understanding of the issues facing the community.” Costello wants to encourage constituents who are frustrated with a problem to submit their ideas and make their voices heard. Illinois faces many challenges that will have to be dealt with in the upcoming legislative session, including an underfunded school system, a sluggish economy, and unemployment that still hovers well above the national average. Costello wants to give residents an opportunity

to suggest solutions to their local issues, as well as the state’s biggest problems. “As we begin a new legislative session, the state must deal with an array of fiscal and economic issues while maintaining our commitments to seniors, veterans, and our children. Our best chance to find solutions to these challenging problems is for business owners, teachers, union workers, parents, and other stakeholders to have the opportunity to provide input,” Costello said. “Civic engagement is an integral part of the democratic process, so I encourage all my constituents to share their legislative ideas with me.” For more information, please contact Costello’s constituent service office at (618) 282-7284 or staterepcostello@gmail.com. Costello’s new office is located at 124 Locust Street, Red Bud, IL 62278.

Illinois State Senate Week Highlights

Halfway through the state’s fiscal year, Illinois’top financial officer is warning state agencies that they need to put the brake on spending or face the prospect of running out of money. However, State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville) said the state dodged a financial bullet – at least temporarily – when a major rating agency decided not to downgrade Illinois’ credit rating prior to a major bond sale scheduled for the end of January.

Credit Downgrade Ahead?

Fitch Ratings Services, one of three major credit agencies in the nation, held Illinois’ credit rating steady Jan. 24, despite an earlier declaration that they were putting Illinois on a “negative watch” in anticipation of lowered credit ratings. However, the rating agency cautioned that if there is no action to address the state’s massive pension debt in the next six months, the state will suffer a downgrade. Meanwhile, a coalition of labor unions has asked for a Pension Summit with the Governor and the four legislative leaders in February.

‘Erin’s Law’ Aims to Prevent Sexual Abuse

In other action during the week, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law requiring schools to offer age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse prevention and awareness programs for children from pre-kindergarten through high school. Previously in Illinois, only secondary schools were required to include sexual assault and abuse awareness education. Known as Erin’s Law, House Bill 6193 is a bipartisan measure named after Schaumburg native Erin Merryn. A victim of sexual assault and abuse as a child, Merryn quit her job three years ago to dedicate her life to helping victims break their silence, educating children about sexual assault and abuse, and preventing them from becoming future victims. She is an author and activist currently working to get Erin’s Law passed in all 50 states.

Comptroller Warns State Running out of Funds

On Jan. 21, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka warned that at the current spending rate, Illinois is on track to run out of funding for essential state services. Topinka estimated the shortfall at $1 billion and said funds for some agencies, including the Department on Aging, the Department of Children and Family Services, the state’s workers’ compensation program, and the state employee group health insurance will dry up before the end of the fiscal year on June 30. Topinka’s warning focused only on the current year’s budget. The previous week, the Governor’s own budget office issued dire predictions for state budgets over the coming three years.

‘We are One Illinois’ to Host Pension Summit

On the pension reform front, the “We are One Illinois” Coalition has asked the Governor and four legislative leaders to a summit Feb. 11, at the Illinois AFLCIO offices in Burr Ridge. The group’s invitation said it “is intended to serve as a forum to share perspectives, as well as to initiate a structured process by which we can work together to develop legislation that addresses our state’s intertwined problems of inadequate revenues and underfunded pensions.”

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Pet Peeves, Politics and Potpourri

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By Jack Hargis I recently purchased 2 bags of one of my favorite food groups (candy corn). As I opened the second bag, I noticed it was made in Mexico. My wild birds are eating it now. I don’t think it is toxic. When I can, I only buy products made in the USA. With Valentine’s Day coming up, stores have long rows of Brach’s candy stacked head high. I checked a few: all made in Argentina! I refuse to buy any of it. Imagine how many ships are unloading at our ports, filled with what we used to make. In the 40’s and 50’s my parents took my sibs & I to Centralia, Illinois to visit relatives. Centralia was the candy capital of IL. When the wind was right, we could smell the candy 5 miles before we got there. Thanks to cheap labor out of country and NAFTA, half the town lost their jobs. That area of Illinois also had oil rigs pumping 24 hours a day. On another subject; I bought my Great-grandson Riley a golden retriever puppy (JAKE), Now 7 months old and weighs 60 pounds. We keep Jake 5 days a week until Riley gets home from school. Of course, this requires weekly yard

clean-up. I grab my pooper scooper and an empty 33 ounce coffee can, and go to work. The next time you go to a charity trivia night and the question is “How many coffee cans can a 60 pound pooper fill in five days?” The answer is “2”. I expect credit where credit is due. Do you tip a little extra a Christmas? In December I met my garbage men at the curb and gave each of them a $20 bill. Why? I used to have CWI (who by the way promised to give me a refund for the advance bill I paid, but never did). When I had CWI, they usually left a mess, with cans and lids scattered. I finally switched to Quivey. No mess now. Every wayward scrap is picked up, lids are replaced and sat in the exact spot they were found. The only way I know they have been there is to look inside. If you are not treated this way, you have the wrong company. My pickup day is Monday and they have never deviated, even on holidays. Sailors have more fun! Marines grin and bear it! Jack Hargis is a columnist for The Randolph County Post. His column appears weekly.

Coulterville News

By Dianna Cole

Ladies, If you went to school in Coulterville, come to our get together, noon Friday Feb.08,2013 at Pistol City in the back room, eat lunch and talk about our school years, we have a good time If you have pictures bring them. Bring a friend also. Elodie Stewart spent the night with her grandparents, David and Diana Cole on Saturday. On Sunday they met with Matthew and Nicole Stewart at the Sparta Home Show. Later, the Coles attended the birthday party of Ruthie Orella in Walsh. Ruthie turned 2. Linda Morgan was the greeter at the United Methodist Church on Sunday, January 27, 2013. The children’s moment was done by Pastor John. There will be a new Bible Study Group starting on February 11, 2013. Check with Pastor for further information. We will be collecting Valentines for the shut-ins and nursing home patients. Please bring a valentine addressed to each person. There is a list on the bulletin board. We will be collecting these on Feb. 3, and Feb. 10 and will deliver them on Valentine’s Day. There is a total of 11.

Museum Moments This column was created to inform the public about the Red Bud Area Museum. It opened on July 15, 2012, and during that time, there have been 1,200 visitors, including guests from 26 different states and four countries. It is interesting to look at the guest register to see where they all come from. New items keep coming in and more are welcome. There is no admission, but donations are welcome for upkeep of the museum and preservation of area history. The archive room is filled with volumes of history that is available for the visitors to browse through. We have also received several large collections of items from generous donors that are very interesting.

By Jane Lucht

Plans for opening a museum began in August of 2011 and by April of 2012, a location was found and the board started accepting items. By this time, there are well over 1,200 donated items on display. The museum is located on the square in the Opera House. The museum has a 12-member board of directors with various talents. I was appointed as the director of the museum. Remember: yesterday is history and it our mission to preserve it for present and future generations to enjoy and become educated. The hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, closed Mondays. You are welcome to stop in anytime.

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27, Rockwood, arrested January 22, 2013 by Randolph County Sheriff’s Office on a Randolph County warrant for petition to revoke probation for obstructing justice. Released on his own recognizance bond.

Autumn N. Thomas 21, Chester, arrested January 22, 2013 by Randolph County Sheriff’s Office on a Randolph County warrant for deceptive practice. Bond is $7,500. Is incarcerated. Kyle W. Gercis 26, Chester, arrested January 23, 2013 by Chester Police for failure to register as sex offender. Is incarcerated Mark J. Rahn

22, Ellis Grove, arrested January 24, 2013 by Chester Police for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia & a Randolph County warrant for failure to appear on a theft charge. Bond amount is $3,000. Is incarcerated.

James R. Vuichard 33, Coulterville, arrested January 24, 2013 by Coulterville Police for theft. Is incarcerated. Carl A. Shaver

31, Ava, arrested January 24, 2013 by Randolph County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant for failure to appear for driving while license revoked. Bond amount is $3,500. Is incarcerated.

Jason S. Hatley 26, Lenzburg, arrested January 24, 2013 by Randolph County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant for theft and criminal damage to property. Bond

amount is $15,000. Is incarcerated.

Kyle L. Sudmeyer 21, arrested January 27, 2013 by 41, arrested January 25, Chester police on a Franklin 2013 by Steeleville Police for County warrant for failure aggravated battery of a se- to appear on an operating nior citizen. Bond amount is uninsured motor vehicle. $50,000. Is incarcerated. Released after posting $350 cash bond. Christina M. Wunderlich 38, arrested January 25, 2013 by Chester police on a Randolph County warrant for deceptive practice. Released after posting $250 01-24-13 Cynthia J. Littlepcash bond. age, 51, Sparta, arrested for retail theft from Wal-Mart. Barbara L. McConachie Posted bond. 53, arrested January 25, 2013 by Randolph County Sher- 1-24-13 Lee C. Washington, iff’s Office on a warrant for 21, Sparta, arrested for ununlawful delivery of a con- lawful possession of cannatrolled substance & unlaw- bis and on a city warrant for ful possession of drug para- non-payment of fines. Posted phernalia. Bond amount is bond. Cambrea N. Brown, $21,000. Is incarcerated. 20, Sparta, arrested for driving while license suspended, Bengamin G. Van Mil improper registration, and 20, arrested January 26, 2013 expired registration. Given a by Baldwin Police on a Ran- court date of 02-19-13. dolph County warrant for failure to appear on a pos- 01-25-13 Rick L. Zacheis, 52, session of alcohol by a minor Sparta, ticketed for driving charge. Released after post- while license suspended foling $250 cash bond. lowing an incident in which the vehicle he was driving, Ricky G. Carle 30, ar- towing a tractor, struck utility rested January 26, 2013 by lines in the 700 blk E. Fourth Coulterville Police for theft. St. Given a court date of 02Released after posting $100 19-13. cash bond. 01-27-13 Shawn M. Jones, Lester D. Boswell 48, ar- 26, DuQuoin, arrested for no rested January 26, 2013 by valid driver’s license. Given Randolph County Sheriff’s a court date of 02-19-13. Office for DUI & failure to re- Accidents duce speed to avoid an accident. Released after post- 01-24-13 Hillcrest and Caming $100 + DL. bridge; A pickup truck driven by James R. Hamilton, 48, Hardy B. Hammonds 28, Sparta, struck a deer. arrested January 26, 2013 by Red Bud Police for unlawful possession of controlled subFrankie R.S. Robertson

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On Saturday, February 2, 2013, the Ste. Genevieve King’s Ball will be held at the VFW Hall located at 852 Memorial Drive beginning at 7pm. This French inspired celebration has been held in historic Ste. Genevieve for more than 250 years. During the 18th century in Upper Louisiana, New France, the French settlers looked forward to the time of the Epiphany or Twelfth Night. This was the time when the King’s ball or Bal de Roi was traditionally held to close out the Christmas season or Les Temps de Fetes. The Ball was the most formal social event of the year and all the townspeople were invited to attend this celebration of singing, dancing, and feasting. Just as in years gone by, all are invited to join in the merriment of the 2013 King’s Ball. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children and students. Tables for 8-10 persons may be reserved. Guests are welcome to bring a basket of

snacks for their enjoyment and there will be a cash bar for refreshments. Everyone is encouraged but not required to dress in French Colonial costumes. The musical group, Cash Rebates, will provide music and instructions in traditional dance. Persons of all ages can participate as this dance is a family affair. All men present will be treated to piece of La Galette des Rois (King’s Cake) and the lucky man who finds a special charm in his piece will be crowned King of the Ball. The King will select his Queen and together they reign over the Ste. Genevieve festivities throughout the year. Special attendants will also be selected to assist the King and Queen. In recent years, the honorary titles of Le Chevalier or La Dame of Ste. Genevieve have been awarded to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the local community.

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Chat With Wese It is started again. Political signs are appearing all over. Even though this is not a presidential election coming up, the signs are still plentiful. I have always wondered how much these signs cost. So I did a little research and found some web sites that were offering political signs for sale. I am not saying that this is where the local signs come from or that the prices are even the same. One site I found a person could pay $27.97 for the set-up fee and then depending on how many were ordered the cost could be as little as $.55 each. Now a corrugated plastic 12 x 12 one color sign would be the same set up fee and then for 100 signs the cost would be 65 cents each. Of course the bigger and the more colors the more the cost. For example a 36 x 36 2 color, both sides would be $65 for the set-up fee and then each sign for 100 or more would be $9.10. And if you take into consideration that this is usually a onetime use there is a lot of money spent on these signs. What happens to them after the election? Are they recycled or just thrown into dumpsters? It seems like a lot of money that could be sued elsewhere to help the homeless, the disabled vets, the schools, food pantries etc. This Week in History 1/30/1948—Ghandi assassinated 1/30/1933—Lone Ranger debuts on radio 1/31/1990—The first McDonalds opens in the Soviet Union Sympathy We extend our sincere sympathy to the families of Gerald Heuman and Milton (Jack) Gross. Post Office Hours The Evansville Post Office has new hours. The post office will be open Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. It will be closed from 11 am to 1 pm for lunch. Saturday hours will be 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Deep Fried Chicken Dinner St. John’s Lutheran Church of Ruma invites all to attend their annual Deep Fried Chicken Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 with serving from 11:30 to 2:30. Matching Funds by Thrivent for Lutherans. Blood Drive The Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Evansville at the KC Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 2 -6 pm. Donors are required to have a photo id. Lenten Fish Fry The KC will sponsor their annual Lenten Fish Fries beginning Friday Feb. 15 and will be serving each Friday throughout Lent, except on Good Friday. Breakfast Buffet The Columbian Squires will be serving their famous Breakfast Buffet on Sunday, February 17 from 7 am to 12 pm. Columbian Squires The Columbian Squires will be very busy this spring. The annual basketball tournament is scheduled for Sunday, March 3 at Mater Dei Catholic High School in Breese, IL The first game is at 12 noon. The 41stAnnual State Convention will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 16 & 17. Scholarship Reminder that applications for the James & La-

verne Knott SWIC Scholarship program are available. A $500 scholarship is awarded each spring to a family member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1952. The deadline is March 15, 2013. Applications are available online at http://.swicfoundation.com. Michael J’s Michael J’s is now offering fresh pizza daily and delicious fried fish on Friday evenings. The menu on Fridays includes Tilapia or Buffalo plates or sandwiches. They also offer rib eye sandwiches as well as homemade potato chips. Drew’s Landscaping Drew will maintain the Landscaping Business. Call 618-559-9109 for all your landscaping needs. Evansville Public Library The phone number is 853-4649. Book Club- Ages pre-teen to adult are welcome. Meetings are Tuesdays at 4 pm. The Evansville Public Library hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 5 pm. DeStefani’s Rich has moved back to the Riverfront. They offer a great menu and they also serve buffalo chicken pieces and BBQ chicken pieces as well as they great pizzas. And don’t forget about their nachos that come in three varieties-beef, chicken and shrimp. And of course they still serve their MJ Sub and a chicken Tyler sandwich. They are open on Thursday thru Sunday from 4-9 pm. Don’t forget for all your t-shirt printing, see Rich. Cub Scouts It is time once again to sign-up for Cub Scout Pack 311 which meets each Tuesday at 6 pm at the American Legion Hall in Evansville. If you are interested in learning more about the Cub Scouts, call Vicki Baxter at 618-978-2926. Knights of Columbus The next monthly Fish Buffet will be on Friday, February 1, 2013. The next Council Meeting will be on Feb. 12 at 7:30 pm. The Fish Buffet will be held every Friday during Lent except Good Friday. Evansville Senior Citizens Club The next meeting will be Feb. 13. 2013. Evansville Food Mart Evansville Food Mart also has a great gift section as well as groceries and beverages. Village Hall As always to check out what is going on in our town check the Village Web Site at www.evillevg@ htc.net If you are using the recycle trailer, remember to place your items in the appropriate compartments. This is strongly recommended in order for the Village to continue to participate in this program and your cooperation is greatly appreciated. The next board meeting is Feb. 11, 2013. Evansville Fire Department The next meeting will be Feb. 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm. American Legion The next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. American Legion Auxiliary The next meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Ray’s Shoes Every Tuesday is Senior Discount Day at Ray’s

Shoes. Kaskaskia River Sportsmen The Kaskaskia River Sportsmen Club will meet on Thursday, February 21, 2013. School Board The next board Meeting for Sparta Dist. #140 will be on Monday, February 18 at 7 pm. EAC PTO The next meeting of the EAC PTO will be February 7 at 6:30 pm. There will be an attendance drawing and the prize is a $10 Wal-Mart card. EAC News Latch-Key Program EAC now has a Latch-Key Program called Kid’s Club. Parents may sign up students to attend Kid’s Club after school each day for a fee. Students work on homework, receive a snack, play games and get exercise and other fun activities. If any EAC parents are interested in finding out more about this great program, call Lynn Schmierbach at 618-713-5909. PE/Recess Students need to have athletic shoes for pe and recess to prevent injuries. Electronic Newsletter If anyone would prefer to receive an electronic copy of the EAC newsletter, please call the school at 853-4411. Volleyball With basketball season coming to a close, volleyball is already opening. The girls are practicing for their first game on Thursday, Jan. 31 at Prairie du Rocher. Outside Recess EAC students will be going outside for recess if at all possible. Please have your child dress accordingly. Evansville Enterprise Jan. 26, 1934 Jacob Clemens passed away. Survivors were his wife, Mary Wolff Clemens, two sons, Victor and Alphons and three daughters Mrs. Clara Ghielker, Mrs. Anna Dunbar and Miss Delores Clemens. John Braun informed the Enterprise Office that he planned to open a restaurant, lunch and beer tavern about the first of February in the Stolle Building. A number of young people went to Roots Tuesday evening to take in the opening dance given by John Barr at his new stand there. A large crowd was reported. Upcoming Events Feb. 1—KC Fish Buffet Feb. 2—Groundhog’s Day Feb. 3—St. John’s Ruma Chicken Dinner Feb. 6—Blood Drive Feb. 7—EAC PTO Feb. 8—Early Dismissal 11:30 Feb 8—3rd qt mid-term Feb. 11—Town Board Feb. 12—Lincoln’s Birthday Feb. 12—KC Meeting Feb. 12—Legiona Aux Feb. 13—Ash Wednesday Feb. 13—Senior Citizens Feb. 13—Am Legion Feb. 14—Valentine’s Day

PCMH Welcomes Ronholm, MD; Adds Additional Rheumatology Clinic

Perry County Memorial Hospital proudly welcomes Chad M. Ronholm, MD. Ronholm joins the PCMH medical staff offering a comprehensive rheumatology specialty clinic. Ronholm earned his medical degree through Saba University – School of Medicine and completed his residency at St. Louis University – School of Medicine. His specialties include Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. At PCMH, Ronholm has a rheumatology clinic and focuses on the treatment of various conditions such as fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders, tendinitis, arthritis, and muscle, bone, and joint disorders. “We are excited to welcome Dr.

Ronholm to Perry County Memorial Hospital,” said Patrick Carron, President/CEO of PCMH. “Adding his expertise to our already existing rheumatology clinic will not only compliment the services we offer in our outpatient specialty clinics, but to the organization and medical staff as a whole. The subspecialty of Rheumatology is one of the more difficult specialties to find. We are very pleased to have both Dr. Ronholm and Dr. Kim coming to Perryville on a frequent basis to care for our patients.” Ronholm accepts patients of all ages including pediatrics ages 10 and up. Referrals are required prior to your initial visit. For more information, call (573) 547-4288.

Events in February for Small Business Development Center Baby TALK program in Randolph County February 7

The Randolph County Department of Economic Development (DED) will host the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) on Thursday, February 7 at the courthouse DED office. The DED is partnering with the SBDC of Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) to help expand existing businesses and start new businesses in Randolph County. Randolph County citizens who are thinking of starting a new business or expanding an existing business may make an appointment for February 7, starting at 9:00 a.m. Greg Bouhl, assistant director of the Small Business Development Center will be on hand to help with startup advice, marketing recommendations, export assistance and with tips on how to gain access to capital.

“We encourage anyone who has been thinking of starting a small business to please call,” said Chris Martin, coordinator for Randolph County economic development. “We can look at the business idea and explore the possibilities. We have helped start one new business with our gap-financing fund and we have more options than ever before for helping with access to capital.” A complete list of funding options can be found at the Randolph County Economic Development website on the Business Assistance page. www.edrandolphcounty.com. For more information on services available or to sign up for an appointment on February 7, contact the SBDC at Southern Illinois University. 618-536-2424. Email sbdc@siu.edu

Technology is allowing us to keep a better watch on our children. These days most teenagers have cell phones. They are used for safety are trust. You can now see where your teenager is and when they leave a location by using their Smartphone’s GPS. All you need is a few free programs and about ten minutes of spare time. Follow the three easy steps below and you will have the peace of mind of knowing your where you child is at all times. 1. Set up A Google account “www.google.com” 2. Install Google Latitudes on the phone you want to track. 3. Set up a free account at Zentracker “ www.zentracker.com”. It

is free to track two cell phones. There is a paid Zentracker service where you can view and track up to six mobile devices and it offers more alerting options 4. Send tracking requests to their Gmail email address. This is free to track two cell phones. Now that you have everything installed you can view your child’s real-time location on your computer. You can also identify popular places and safe zones and be alerted when they leave the location. Dennis Cole is the publisher of The Randolph County Post.

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Lap-sits- Lap-sits are held all four Tuesdays of the month. They will start at 10:30a.m., at the Chester Public Library. Free music, books, and crafts are offered. February Dates: 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. Play Group- These are held the first three Mondays of the month at the Chester Grade School. They start at 10:00a.m in the grade school cafeteria. Different activities are available for the children every Monday. February Dates: 4th, and 11th. There is no school on February 18th on account of Presidents Day. Family Fun Nights- Family Fun Night in February is scheduled for the 28th at 6:00p.m. The Family Fun Night theme is at the zoo. Home Visits- Home visits are always available to birth-to-three families

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Berner’s 25 point Per- Lady Wildcats Spoil Senior Night for Chester, Beat Lady Yellow Jackets 72-53 formance Helps Lead Chester Frosh to 51-37 Over Perryville Jordan Berner tossed in a game high 25 points Thursday night to help led the Yellow Jacket freshmen boys to a 51-37 win over visiting Perryville, MO. With the win, the freshmen improve to 4-6 on the season. Their game Saturday at Steeleville has been postponed so their next game will be Monday night at Anna Jonesboro. Game time is 6:15pm. Perryville jumped out to an 11-8 lead after the first quarter but Chester rallied in the second. The host Yellow Jackets outscored the Pirates 16-9 in the quarter to take a 24-20 lead to the locker room at halftime. Chester led 32-28 heading to the fourth quarter. The young Yellow Jackets put the game away in the final quarter by outscoring Perryville 19-9 en route to the 14 point decision. “I was really pleased once again with our total team effort,” said

Chester freshman coach Mike Schwarting. “Everyone contributed in their own way at the defensive end including Hunter House out top on the 1-3-1. He did a great job of smothering the ball when it went into the middle of the lane helping us shut down their interior game and forcing them to shoot it from the perimeter.” In addition to Berner’s 25 point performance, Austin Welge finished in double-digit scoring with 11 points. “Jordan had another stellar game in middle and on the boards,” said Schwarting. “He was relentless attacking the basket. Any time you have a post player going to the foul line 14 times in a game, you know he is getting the job done in the middle.” Hunter House (8), Tyler Redeker (3), Lucas Doiron (2), and Lucas Rock (2) also scored for the Yellow Jackets.

Third quarter drought proves costly in Chester’s 50-39 loss at Trico

The third quarter proved to be the difference in Chester’s 50-39 road loss to the Trico Lady Pioneers Thursday night in Black Diamond Conference action. With the loss, the Lady Yellow Jackets fall to 5-17 overall and 0-9 in the BDC West Division. Any hopes of claming a conference win falls on the final conference game Monday night in Elkville against Elverado’s Lady Falcons. Game time is 7:45pm. Chester led 14-10 after the first quarter thanks in part to two threepointers by senior guard Chelsea Schroeder. But in the second, the Lady Pioneers outscored Chester 8-4 to send the game to the halftime break tied at 18-18. Trico took control though in the third quarter. The Lady Pioneers

outscored Chester 11-5 to take a 2923 lead heading to the fourth. In the final eight minutes, Trico slammed the door on any possible comeback by the Lady Yellow Jackets as they outscored Chester 21-16 en route to the 11-point decision. McKenzi Rucker led Chester with eight points while Schroeder finished with seven points. Marah Laramore tossed in six while Taylor LaRose and Kaley Ludwig each had five points. Sarah Bindel and Maddie Conner each finished with two points. Bindel led Chester in rebounds with nine while Schroeder pulled down five. Laramore and Rucker each finished with three. Ludwig led Chester in assists with five.

The Anna Jonesboro Lady Wildcats rolled in to Chester Tuesday night and spoiled Senior Night for the Lady Yellow Jackets 72-53. With the loss, Chester falls to 5-16 on the season. Next up is a conference road trip at Trico Thursday night. Game time is 7:45pm. Chester fell behind 14-7 after the first quarter but with the Colbert Crazies and their fans cheering them on, the Lady Yellow Jackets cut the deficit down to a single point at halftime after outscoring AJ 16-10 in the second quarter. But any hopes of a win in their final game at home this season was quickly erased by the Lady Wildcats in the third quarter. Anna Jonesboro opened with a 10-0 run to take a 34-23 lead with 5:18 left in the quarter. The Lady Wildcats would outscore Chester 22-5 in the period to take a 46-28 lead heading to the fourth. Chester would get as close as 10 points in the final eight minutes but the Lady Wildcats put the game away down the stretch. Anna Jonesboro was a perfect 14-for-14 from the foul line in the closing minutes en route to the 21 point win over Chester. By the way, Anna Jonesboro finished 20-for-33 from the foul line in the game, Chester shot 11-for-17. McKenzi Rucker led Chester with 16 points while Kaley Ludwig finished with 12 points. Chelsea Schroeder (9), Marah Laramore (6), Libby Bollmann (4), Maribeth Lawrence (3) and Taylor LaRose (3) also scored for Chester. LaRose led Chester in rebounds with eight while Schroeder, Bollmann, and Sarah Bindel each had five, Laramore finished four. Schroeder led in assists with four while Bollmann had three. It was the final home game for seniors Marah Laramore, Taylor LaRose, Libby Bollmann, Chelsea Schroeder and manager Steven Colonel. They, along with their parents, were honored before pregame warm-ups Tuesday night.

Redeker, Berner and Schwartz combine for 35 to lead frosh to win over Sparta Tyler Redeker, Jordan Berner and Jason Schwartz combined for 35 points Tuesday night to lead the Yellow Jacket freshmen to a 45-42 win over the Sparta Bulldogs. The young Yellow Jackets avenged a season opening loss to Sparta 62-38 back on November 29. Now 5-7 on the season, the freshmen are idle until a Tuesday night road game at Murphysboro. Game time is 5:00pm. Sparta led 10-6 after the first quarter and held an 18-15 lead at halftime after outscoring Chester 9-8 in the second quarter. The Yellow Jackets outscored Sparta 11-6 in the third to take a 26-24 lead heading to the fourth quarter.

J V L a d y Ye l l o w J a c k e t s p i c k u p f i r s t conference win, beat Trico 28-20

The Chester Lady Yellow Jacket JV team finally picked up that elusive first conference win of the season Thursday night, with a 28-20 road win at Trico. Now 3-12 on the season and 1-8 in the Black Diamond Conference’s West Division, the Lady Yellow Jackets will wrap up conference play Monday in Elkville against the Elverado Fightin Lady Falcons. Game time is 6:15pm. Trico led 6-4 after the first quarter but Chester put their foot down in the second. The Lady Yellow Jackets outscored Trico 11-1 in the quarter

to take a 15-7 lead to the locker room at the popcorn pause. Chester extended their lead in the third as they outscored Trico 9-6. The Lady Yellow Jackets led 24-13 heading to the fourth. Rachel Clendenin finished with a game high 10 points to pace Chester. Sarah Hecht tossed in eight points while Deanna Hohgrefe finished with six points. Jaclyn Colvis and Maddie Conner each added two points. Conner and Hohgrefe each had five rebounds to lead Chester. Elizabeth Heffernan dished out a team high four assists in the win.

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Local Author Speaks at Library about Paulette Webster

Christopher Martin spoke at the Chester Library Tuesday evening, January 22. Martin is author of the book: Urges A Chronicle of Serial Killer Larry Hall. Hall and Martin lived in the same hometown of Wabash, Indiana. Martin will detail his research and writing of the book. The author discussed how Hall eventually admitted his and his twin brother’s connection to the 1988 disappearance

of Paulette Webster in Chester, and other cases in several states. Some law enforcement officials believe Larry Hall, alone or with accomplices may be responsible for 40 or more murdered or missing women in more than a dozen states, including several in Illinois Martin answered questions after his talk.

News from Prairie

Let me introduce myself. I was born and raised in Horse Prairie (we just say Prairie now). My husband and I live on a farm where we raised five children and now have 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. I am retired after serving as editor of the North County News in Red Bud for 34 years. I started writing a Prairie News column back in 1964 and eventually started working part-time at the News in 1974. Since retirement, I have worked on establishing the Red Bud Area Museum from its beginning. I am currently serving as its director which I enjoy very much. Several weeks ago I wrote about sitting and compiling scrapbooks for three days at the Lady of the Snows near Belleville. This week it is sitting and quilting. I volunteered to put in a quilt that will be given away by the county Homemakers Community Education (HCE). Ruth Nagel has a quilt in that will be donated to Christ Our Savior’s auction in April, and we have been helping her too. Of course, we always look forward to Wednesday afternoon when we get together at school to quilt. It is amazing how many thoughts go through your head when you are sitting alone and quilting, some good and some bad. How many women would enjoy sticking their fingers over a thousand times or more in a day? We do. Our grandson Easton celebrated his ninth birthday on Jan. 20. A party was held in his honor Sunday evening for relatives and friends. On Friday, he had eight boys for a sleep-over. It was reported that all went well. Congratulations to Jennifer Stamm and Matthew Birk who were married Jan. 19 in St. Louis, with a reception at the Hecker Community Center. Jerry and Denise Schoenbeck celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary. Get well wishes to Lee Wilkening who was hospitalized recently. Trinity Church held its annual voters meeting on Jan. 20. Election of offi-

cers was held and those elected were: Byron Burmester, president; Dean Schoenbeck, elder; Keith Kinzel and Joe Schnepel, trustees; Brenda Brewer, Karla Mueth and Lori Woods, finance committee; Jay Gonstal and Jackie Summers, school board; Kenneth Nagel and Darrell Salger, head ushers. Trinity School News: Preschool News – Dinosaurs? Yes! Dinosaurs, which was our topic last week. Our letter was T. Tiger visited to help learn our letter. Our Jesus time stories this week are Elijah the Prophet, Victory on Mount Carmel, The Boy Jesus in the Temple, John Prepares the Way of the Lord and The Baptism of Jesus. The Centers were: Art – Pasta Noodles Dinosaurs, Cerea-losaurs, Shoe-asaurs, Dino finger paint and Cookie Paleontologist; Table – Clifford book, dice and counting, add spikes to Dinosaurs and Play Dough; Writing – Letter T, Connect the dot Dinosaurs, practice names; Social Studies and Science – Nebraska, measure bones seven record; House Center – Science Lab; Discovery – Sand, Dinosaurs and Rocks; Library – Dinosaurs Kindergarten- The kindergarteners read the Bible lessons of Jesus beginning his ministry. We’ve read about the Baptism of Jesus, the Temptation and calling His disciples. We completed the Kindergarten Saxon Phonics and are now beginning the First Grade Phonics. We’ve begun testing comprehension skills at the computer using some of the Margaret Hillert books from Reading Counts. These are 1.2 level books. During math we worked using tally marks with a survey and we’ve been counting and adding change with pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. We’ve also enjoyed using tan grams to cover designs. Third and Fourth Grade - We’ve made it through the first two weeks of 2013. It seems strange to have to write 2013. The children remind each other about the change whenever needed. The students in fourth grade are keeping track of a check book, which as every-

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one knows requires subtractions. We have started learning a few uses of the Promethean boards. As I learn how to operate the board the children will begin using it more. As I told the students I am learning along with them and they need to be patient. Eventually, it will be an integral part of our classroom lessons. Fifth and Sixth Grade – We are studying Cubism, a genre of art, whether two- or three-dimensional, where the artist uses mostly basic geometrical shapes in the piece. One of the most well-known pieces is the 147 ton Picasso in Chicago. Seventh and Eighth Grade –The seventh and eighth graders, along with Miss Marotzke, have chosen the Prairie Picnic Play for the school. Again, Miss Marotzke is asking for someone to help with the choreography (dance moves). If you are able to help with this please contact Miss Marotzke. We began five paragraph essays this week and will finish our novel, Where the Red Fern Grows. Our white board should be up and running this week. It will be WONDERFUL! The class would like to thank Sue Guebert for graciously volunteering to come in to prepare us for the Art Contest! We are looking forward to Lutheran Schools Week – and the Science Fair 99 percent of all fifth through eighth graders have completed their paperwork and have their “books” and boards ready! Prairie in the Past-Jan. 25, 1973: Alfred Stellhorn was re-elected to the Randolph County Soil and Water Conservation District Board. The Trinity Mustangs took third place in the County Tournament held in Chester. A surprise bridal shower was held for Connie Burmester on Jan. 14. Couples from here attended the LLL Seminar at Holy Cross, Renault. Members of the Mission Society attended a LWML Workshop in Steeleville.

On Thursday January 24, 2013 Sheriff Mike Hoelscher presented Amy Bowen a plaque for being chosen as the 2012 Employee of the Year for the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. Amy started as a part-time Telecommunicator at the Sheriff’s Office in 1997 and became a full time Telecommunicator in 2000. In 2004 she was transferred to the position of Office Deputy where her duties put her in charge of the civil process division. Currently Amy is in charge of payroll and budgeting. This award was presented to her on the basis of her professionalism, attention to detail, and dedication to serving the people of Randolph County.

Chester Senior Center February Menu and Activities Monday, February 4 Polish Sausage Whipped Potatoes with Gravy Sauerkraut Gelatin Fruit Fluff Biscuit 10:00 a.m. - Grocery bingo

Free Community Electronic Recycling Event

A free community electronic recycling event will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The event will be held at Coleman Lawn Equipment located at 5511 State Rt. 150 in Steeleville. Acceptable items include computers, monitors, printers, laptops, TV’s, stereo equipment, cell phones, microwaves, large household appliances and more. Items containing biohazards, hazardous waste, liquids, smoke detectors or fluorescent bulbs will not be accepted.

Hard drive DOD wipe fee of $10. Hard drives will not be returned. Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioner and dehumidifiers will be accepted for a fee of $25. Fee will be collected the day of the event. The event is for members of Randolph County. For more information go to www.5rprocessor.com or call 715.322.4480.

Tuesday, February 5 Turkey and Dressing Green Beans Cranberry Sauce Fruit Pumpkin Dump Cake 10:00 a.m. - Country Rhythm Aces Band Shop Wal-Mart in the morning

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Wednesday, February 6 Liver & Onions or Hamburger Steak Parsley Potatoes Peas & Carrots Fruit Salad 10:00 a.m. - Exercise Nickel bingo after lunch Thursday, February 7 Chicken & Dumplings Slaw Succatash Roll Apple Walnut Crisp 8:30 a.m. - Quilitng Morning shop Roziers 11:00 a.m. - Nutrition Education with Theresa (U of I) Friday, February 8 Meatloaf Scalloped Potatoes Three Bean Salad Fruit Pie 10:00 a.m. White elephant bingo

Mrs. Cindy Nebel, 4th grader Adison Furman, and 8th grader Alex Reith looked like triplets on Nerd Day during ALT week at St. Mark’s. 18.

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What’s On Your Windowsill? As winter marches on, the age old winter tradition of bulb forcing comes to life. Dress up your windowsills to chase away your winter blues with blooms and fragrance and you will not notice the gray and cold day outside. At your garden center you can find a large selection of these easy to force narcissi bulbs. Purchase the largest bulbs you can find as they will produce more and bigger flowers. Narcissus ‘Paper White’ (Narcissus papyraceus) bulbs are easily forced either in growing media or in water and stones. These plants are native to warmer climate and are not hardy to our zone 6. The best thing to do is to enjoy them in winter. Bulbs grown using a potting mix as growing substrate have stronger stems and bloom longer than those grown in pebbles. When you get home, open the bags immediately to allow air to reach the bulbs. If you purchased 2 or more collections, put up one right away and store the other at room temperature in a dark place and pot tem up at two to four weeks intervals. Bulbs generally bloom four to six weeks after potting. To “pot” the bulbs in pebbles, fill up a shallow container up to 2-inches deeps with pebbles. Place one layer of bulbs, roots down, very close to each other. Next add more pebbles or decorative glass between the bulbs to help anchor them. Leave the tops exposed. Finally add water until the level reaches just below the base of the bulbs. Do not go any higher, as the bulbs will root when they sit in water. To pot the bulbs using a bulb pan (shallow pan with drainage holes) use a coarse potting mix (pine bark, peat moss, sand, and vermiculite). Wet the potting mix before potting to get it moist and not soggy. Fill your container ¾ full with the moisten mix. Set the bulbs on top of the mix, pointed side up, almost touching. Add more mix covering the “shoulders” of the bulbs, leaving the tips exposed. Add pebbles or gravel to hold them down when the roots start to elongate. Water thoroughly with tepid water and allow to

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drain. Rooting and Care To hasten growth, place your pot in a warm spot (75°F) and to slow it down, in a cool spot at 55°F away from direct sunlight. Check your bulbs and water weekly until they begin to grow. Water when the mix is dry one inch below the surface, or when the water level is more than one inch below the stone or glass in your container. At about 2 weeks after potting, the roots should be elongating. When your tug meets with firm resistance (about 3 weeks), it is time to move the container to a sunny window. Bulbs in active growth can dry out very quickly in a day or two. Water thoroughly so they can keep blooming. Bulbs grown indoors have a tendency to topple over when the flowers expand. Hold them upright with bulb support or by tying them. After the ‘Paper Whites’ finish blooming, it is best to throw them into your compost pile. They will not bloom again indoors and will not survive outdoors in the garden. Outstanding ‘Paper Whites’ Following are just a few cultivars to look for. If they are not at your garden center, consider ordering them next year from a catalog. N. ‘Nazareth’: compact, pale yellow corolla and yellow cup, 12 to 14-inch stems N. ‘Chinese sacred Lily’: white corolla and bright yellow cup, 14 to 16-inch tall stems N. ‘Bethlehem’: medium white corolla and yellow cup, mild sweet fragrance, 8 to 10 inch tall stems N. ’Grand Soleil d’Or’: small yellow corolla and orange cup, 12 to 14-inch tall stems, sweet fragrance N. ‘Jerusalem’: large pure white flower, 16 to 20-inch tall stems N. ‘Ziva’: pure white, strong fragrance, 16 to 18inch tall stems We gardeners need living, blooming plants and the garden catalogs are just not enough to keep us going through the gray days of winter. So, who cares if it is winter outside? You will hardly notice it with a windowsill cheerfully blooming with narcissi.

Jeremy Walker Speaks to Chester Rotary Members

The meeting was called to Order by President Steve Hayes with the Pledge of Allegiance. The prayer was offered by Bill Rabe. Members in attendance were: Gary Breckinridge, Gary Buatte, Ryan Coffee, Nancy Crossland, Gwendy Garner, Crystal Lyerla, Vickie Geisen, Steve Hayes, Harold Howie, Danny James, Allen Kaisor, Ralph Kipp, Carrie Myers, Donald Otten, Bill Rabe, Carolyn Schwent, and Linda Sympson. Vickie announced the correction for the date of the Health Fair sponsored by Memorial Hospital and to be held at Buena Vista Bank. Correction to the minutes of the meeting held on January 16, 2013. The date listed in the minutes for the upcoming Health Fair at Buena Vista Bank was incorrect. The correct date for the Health Fair is Friday, March 15th at Buena Vista Bank, in conjunction with Memorial Hospital. Vickie announced she has reserved the date of October 19, 2013 at St. John Parish Hall, if the members decide to continue the Pancake Breakfast fundraiser. Steve Hayes introduced today’s speaker, Mr. Jeremy Walker, our new State’s Attorney. Mr. Walker lives in Red Bud with his wife, Jenny, and their two sons. He grew up in the Gillespie/Staunton, Illinois area. He moved to Red Bud and graduated from high school there. He then attended Belleville Area College, now known as Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC). He then attended SIU and SIU Law School. He was elected and began serving as the States Attorney, in December 2012. Mr. Walker described the duties of States Attorney and the process from beginning to end. He takes the information from the police, who investigate the crime. The States Attorney then decides whether to bring the case against the Randolph County States Attorney Jeremy Walker (left) and individual(s). The States Attorney decides who gets charged Steve Hayes, President of the Chester Rotary Club. Walker was in the case and with what charge and what happens in the guest speaker at the January 23 meeting of the Chester Rotary. case. Mr. Walker handles all traffic tickets, misdemeanors Mr. Walker has an open door policy in his office and is open and felonies. Last year alone, his office prosecuted 300 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. He invited everyone to visit his offelonies and approximately 150 DUI’s. The States Attorney’s office also prosecutes all civil cases and fice and he would be happy to answer any questions someone may have. all juvenile neglect and abuse cases. Carolyn Schwent explained the Legal Aid computer program The States Attorney is also the attorney for Randolph County as an entity. If someone sues the county, the States Attorney available for use at the Chester Library. This is available to anyone who may not have internet access and/or a computer in would represent Randolph County in that lawsuit. Mr. Walker stated there have been some changes at the court- their home to find an attorney, information about the law and house including: an update on the technology at the Randolph many other features. She invited everyone to stop by the library County Courthouse. The LAWMAN program is another update to see it. Gwendy Garner announced the “Go Red For Women” event, that Jeremy was excited about. With this program heA can access anything filed within Randolph County. This includes: po- sponsored by Memorial Hospital, will be held on Tuesday, Feblice reports, court filings in a case, information about a case, etc. ruary 26, 2013 at the Chester Country Club. She has one speakMr. Walker has also updated the procedure for finding persons er scheduled and is working on the second speaker. Dinner will to participate in a line-up. This program allows him to enter a be served by Tia Reid and Memorial Hospital. She encouraged height, weight, and race of the suspect in a case and a list of everyone to get their tickets early as this event usually sells out people in the database (and available to participate in a police early. Carolyn Schwent announced the Fish Fry this Friday at the line-up) will appear. The law states that you must have similar people to the suspect in the line-up in order for it to be re- Knights of Columbus will benefit Relay For Life. Gary Breckinridge’s name was drawn for the 50/50 drawing lied upon in the case. For instance, if your suspect weighs 350 pounds you cannot have the line-up with that suspect with all and he was present. Congratulations, Gary. Our next Rotary meeting will be held on Wednesday, January of the other people in the line-up who weigh only 150 pounds. Mr. Walker spoke about the heroin problem in our county. He 30, 2013 and will be a business meeting. Please plan on attendis working with all agencies in Randolph County to form a new ing and bring your fundraising ideas and also your ideas for upcoming speakers. Drug Task Force.

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Obituaries Donald Witbracht, 67

Clarence Schaefer, 83 Clarence J. Schaefer, 83, of Ruma, Illinois, passed away at 12:25 am, Wednesday, January 23, C at Red Bud Regional Hospital, Red Bud, Illinois with his loving family by his side. He was born to the late Jacob H. and Frances C. (nee Eschmann) Schaefer on February 2, 1929 in Waterloo, Illinois. Clarence was of the Catholic faith. He was baptized on February 3, 1929 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo, Illinois, by the Rev Charles Eschmann. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ruma, Illinois. Clarence married to Joan Mary (nee Degenhardt) Schaefer on November 17, 1956 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Red Bud, Illinois; she survives. He served with the engineers in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed at 808 Engineering Aviation Battalion, Kunsan Air Base. Clarence was a milk truck driver and then farmed for many years. He retired as a concrete truck driver. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and cooking for a crowd. Survivors include his wife Joan Schaefer Ruma, IL; 5 Children Michael (Jeannie) Schaefer Red Bud, IL; John (Kim) Schaefer Ruma, IL; Edward (Shirleen) Schaefer Waterloo, IL; Raymond (Kari) Schaefer Red Bud, IL; Karen (Martin) Eschmann Waterloo, IL; 12 grandchildren Jeremy (Sarah) Schaefer, Amy (Russell) Humphreys, Jenny (fiancé Eric Raup) Schaefer, Stacy (Fred) Morin, Eric (Alicia) Schaefer, Ryan Schaefer, Carrie (Aaron) Koester, Jamie Schaefer, Allen Schaefer, Andrew Schaefer, Emily Eschmann and Nathan Eschmann; 7 great grandchildren Ethan Humphreys, Peyton Schaefer, Brayden Koester, Grace Koester, Owen Humphreys, Dylan Schaefer and Molly Morin; brothers: Henry Schaefer Red Bud, IL, Albert (Joyce) Schaefer Evansville, IL, Robert (Martha) Schaefer Evansville, IL, Martin (Jean) Schaefer Red Bud, IL; 3 Sisters: Regina (Robert) Scherle Evansville, IL, Frances (Norman) Rahn Red Bud, IL and Marie Hess Red Bud, IL; special friends of the family Julie Schaefer, Kayce Matzenbacher, Bethany Klein and James Ratz; many Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters – Gertrude (Leo M.) Pautler, Josephine Smith and infant Theresa Schaefer and 1 brother – William Schaefer. A funeral mass was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ruma, Illinois. Officiating: Father Clyde Grogan Visitation was held on Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home, Red Bud, Illinois. Interment: St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Ruma, Illinois Memorials: St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery Fund and Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Donald Lee Witbracht, 67, of Percy, passed away at 8:15 AM Sunday, January 20, 2013, at his home in Percy, Illinois. Donald was born March 25, 1945 in Percy, Illinois the son of Earl and Bernadine (Ruehmkorff) Witbracht. Donald married Mary Lou McBride on Saturday, March 30, 1968 at St .John’s Lutheran Church, Bremen, IL. Donald was a retired coal miner and a farmer. He was also a Shade Tree Mechanic. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict. Donald was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Steeleville and also a member of the American Legion Post #1145 in Percy and the U.M.W. of A. He is survived by his wife: Mary Lou Witbracht of Percy; children: Jessica (Kevin) McCurdy, Pinckneyville; Wendy (Tim) Atchison, Chester; Jane (David) James, Chester; John Henry Witbracht, Steeleville; and Lewis (Dori) Witbracht, Ste. Genevieve, MO; 10 Granchildren: Dustin & Ashley McCurdy; Brenton & Morgan Atchison; Kaylee & Matt James; Saletha, Josie & twins, Levi & Malachi Witbracht; 1 sister: Brenda (Doug) Grimes, Biloxi, MS; 1 sister-in-law, Laverne Hutchison, Percy and many nieces and nephews. Donald is preceded in death by his parents and infant sister, Janice Elaine Witbracht. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, Steeleville with. Rev. S. Blake Duncan, officiating. Burial followed at Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Steeleville. Visitation was held at Wilson’s Funeral Home in Steeleville on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., then from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to Peace Lutheran Church Sunday School or Steeleville Senior Citizens.

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Joyca Mehrer, 64 Joyce Ann Mehrer, 64, of Chester, IL, passed away at 2:14 am on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Chester, IL. She was born to Thomas Ferdinand and Lavern Irene (nee: Colin) Abernathy on January 29, 1948 in Perryville, MO. She graduated from Perryville High School in 1965. She was first married to Arnold Otto Oswald and later married to Kenneth Ray Mehrer. Joyce was employed by Swank, Inc. in St. Mary, Missouri for 6 years and at Memorial Hospital in Chester, IL for 25 years. Survivors include: 1 son: Jeffrey Oswald Chester, IL; 1 daughter: Cassandra Mehrer Chester, IL; 3 brothers: Thomas Abernathy Jefferson, TX, Robert Abernathy Perryville, MO, Daniel Abernathy Perryville, MO; Loving friend of 21 years: Gary O’Daniel Rockwood, IL; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by: Parents, 1 Brother – Roy Abernathy and 1 Sister – Judy (Abernathy) Hawkins It was Joyce’s wish to donate her body to science and that no visitation or services be held. Memorials: Washington University School of Medicine.

Marilyn Veath, 80 Ruth Brown, 92

Walter Bollmann, 80 Walter L. Bollmann, 80, of Ava, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 9:31pm at his home. Walter was born on August 9, 1932, in Steeleville, the son of Johan C. and Hulda M. (Ottersen) Bollmann. He married JoAn G. Lively on September 6, 1957 at Rockledge, Florida. Walter was a retired electrican and was also retired from Captain Coal Mines. He was also a farmer. Walter was in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church at West Point. Walter was also a member of the American Legion Post #1096 in Campbell Hill and the U.M.W. of A #1392 in District 12. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Fan and he enjoyed traveling. Walter is survived by his wife, JoAn Bollmann of Ava, and children: Mark A. (Mary Ellen) Bollmann of Ava, Michael L. (Diana) Bollmann of Red Bud and Linda (Darl) Lodge of Ava; 6 grandchildren: Trevor & Casey Bollmann of Ava; Emily & Lindsey Bollmann of Red Bud, and Jordan & Hunter Lodge of Ava and foster sister-in-law, Ann (Ronald) Gerberding of Lampe, MO; two sisters-in-law, Cleta Bollmann of Campbell Hill and Francis Bollmann of Bloomington, IL; three nephews and four nieces. Walter was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, Clemens, Clarence, Herbert and Harold; one infant brother and one infant sister. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, West Point with Rev. Tim B. Zechiel, officiating. Burial followed in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation was held at Wilson’s Funeral Home in Ava, where friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m., then from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund for the new shed or TIP Hospice.

Ruth M. Brown, 92, of Modoc, Illinois, passed away at 9:50 pm, Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Red Bud Regional Hospital, Red Bud, Illinois. She was born to the late Bernard and Lorena (nee Smith) Brown on April 24, 1920 in Modoc, Illinois. She was never married. She had worked as a Nurses Aid at St. Clement’s Hospital in Red Bud, Illinois for over 40 years. She was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Modoc, Illinois. She was an avid quilter and gardener. She enjoyed sewing and canning. Survivors include: 1 Sister: Shelba Kempfer Modoc, IL; 1 Brother-inlaw: Lilburn Doiron Prairie du Rocher, IL; 9 nieces & nephews: Darlene (Alvin) Robert, Kathy (Steve) Eggers, Patti (Todd) Bland, Beth Ludwig, David (Robin) Ludwig, Mark Doiron, Karen (Mike) Kunkel, Gina (Jim) Schneider and Steve (Amy) Brown; many Great Nieces, Great Nephews, Great-Great Nieces & Great-Great Nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers – Russell (Levetta) Brown & Elmer (Faye) Brown and 2 sisters – Shirley Doiron & Anna Mae (Lilburn) Ludwig; 1 brother-in-law – Gary Kempfer, 2 nephews – Michael Ludwig & Scott Brown and 1 great nephew – Michael Bland. A funeral mass was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 28, 2013 at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Modoc, Illinois. Officiating: Msgr. Daniel J. Jurek and Msgr. Dennis Schaefer. Interment: St. Leo’s Catholic Cemetery in Modoc, Illinois. Visitation was held on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home, Red Bud, IL Memorials: Masses, Hospice of Southern Illinois

Marilyn A. Veath, 80, of Ellis Grove, Illinois, passed away at 4:58 am on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Chester, Illinois. She was born to the late Perry and Adelie (nee: Becker) Zang on January 12, 1933 at Chester, Illinois. Marilyn married Billy Veath on September 17, 1955, in Chester, Illinois. He survives. She was a secretary for a fish farm. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Evansville, Illinois, the Ladies Aid and Secretary for Special Olympics Camp. Survivors include her husband: Billy Veath Ellis Grove, IL; 4 children: Steve Veath Louisville, IL Tammy (Dennis) Little Sparta, IL, Nancy (Tom) Ryan New Berlin, IL, William John Veath Carbondale, IL; 2 siblings: Lorene (Roger) Lehmberg Springfield, MO, Ronald (Peggy) Zang Chester, IL; 4 grandchildren; Many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Evansville, Illinois . Officiating: Rev. James Leistic. Visitation was held on Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home, Evansville, Illinois and on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Evansville, Illinois. Interment: St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Evansville, Illinois. Memorials: St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery Fund, Evansville, IL.

Thekla Mueller, 88

Thekla S. Mueller, 88, of Perryville died January 26, 2013 at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville, MO. She was born on December 5, 1924 in Farrar, MO, daughter of Ernst H. and Bertha K. (Luehrs) Mueller. Thekla had done office work for Brown Shoe Company in Clayton. She was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, MO. She taught Sunday School and sang in the church choir in St. Ann. Survivors include one brother and five sisters; Oneida Mahnken of Steelville, IL, Mildred Bachmann, Elinor Roth and Armin Mueller all of Perryville, Eunice Roth of Frohna, Florence Steffens of Perryville, forty three nieces and nephews and many great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; Erwin Mueller, two sisters; Esther Bachmann, Agnes Martin and three nephews. Funeral Service were held at Young & Sons Chapel on Wednesday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5:00p.m.to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 6:30 a.m. until time of the service at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Matthew Marks officiating. Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Perryville, MO. Memorials are preferred to Lutheran Hour Ministries. Young & Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Perryville, MO provided the arrangements.


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Tail Talk February is cat appreciation month, and I hope to celebrate the entire month in honor of the animals that have brought so much joy into our lives. There have been so many misconceptions over the years over how cats live amongst us that many people feel it is acceptable to hunt and persecute them as if they are vermin when they are anything but. The Humane Society of the United States even states that cats are great pets, especially for people who admire independence in their pets, but I think that statement just keeps the misconception alive and for once the scientists are ahead of common thought with the study of cats. I wrote last week of how cats that spend all their time inside the home take on the habits of their owners by watching how they live, but if I’d been paying attention all you’d have to do is go back through all the Tail Talks from yesteryear and you’d know that implicitly. Like when I wrote about how we can’t take the dogs for walks at dusk because they chase all matters of critters, so when Tim and I take a walk around the pond and out around the property we find the cats walk with us and make it every bit as interesting a walk as any we’ve watched on the nature channel. They see the world in a different way than we’ll ever look at it, kind of like when you see them staring at the wall, leaving you to wonder what manner of creepy crawly thing they see that you are missing. They turn over leaves and play with frogs, running ahead until something captures their interest, then a good roll around with one of their house mates in the dust until they realize that everyone is almost out of sight and they’d better hurry or they’ll miss out on the cat walk. I spend my day letting dogs and cats in and out of the door.

The dogs knock at the door to let me know they want in but the cats have figured out that unless the door is open we can’t hear their knocks on the storm door so they jump up and hang on the living room window screen, looking like a tree frog, unless they lose their footing and then there is no explaining their expressions but it’s hysterical, I can tell you that. The longer they hold on and the harder it is to maintain the hold the funnier it gets. And we laugh; oh how we laugh. Donald doesn’t mind being laughed at, but Bubby used to take it personally and didn’t like being laughed at at all. He would go hide under the dining room table until we would go in and apologize to him. God how we grieve for our Bubby, as does Sissy, his sister and constant house mate since birth. For anyone that doesn’t think

By Julie Gangloff cats grieve for each other, go to RandolphHumune.org/ apps/videos/?page=1 and watch the video on the hero cat that tries to revive her friend. I challenge anyone to watch that video to the end and not be touched by it. Love compels all species to grieve when they lose their best friend to death. It’s not just a human thing, it’s a love thing. If you have cats in your pack and you treat them as equals in your home they’ll come when you call to see what you want, they’ll sleep in your bed with you, they’ll sit in your lap or next to your lap or on your computer or wherever they can get just to be close to you because that’s what animals that love you do. Some moments of the day it can be irritating beyond words but other moments it is a welcome respite from the cold, hard truth of the real world. When you walk into your front door and close it behind you you’ve entered a world of love where you are adored by your pack, where they promise to love you unconditionally every day of your life and all they ask of you is to exist. What an incredible gift from God the world of cats and dogs are, and during February, the month of cats, let’s honor them by spaying and neutering our companion cats so we don’t send as many to the high kill shelter this year where they are killed at a rate of 5 to 1 compared to dogs, and maybe think about adopting two or three or four, the optimum number for having in your pack, so you too can enjoy life in a cat house, or learning about life on the cat walk. You just never know what you’ll discover when you open your heart to something new. And never forget, it’s only through you that the Randolph County Humane Society continues to save lives, one by one.

Senior Center Celebrates All Lutheran Tournament Week January Birthdays

Cook Alicea Orella, Secretary Sandy Fortner, and cook Amie Bockhorn show off their school spirit on Maroon and Gold Day during the All Lutheran Tournament week at St. Mark’s. St. Mark’s A Team won their game that evening, defeating Evansville Lutheran School from Indiana.

Senior Center Candy Contest Pictured Iona Burgdorf and Patty Kueker with the January birthday cake. The Chester Senior Center celebrated the centers January birthdays on Wednesday January 9th. Those celebrating birthdays in January were: Marianna Berkbuegler, Lena Smith, Kathryn Stueve, Iona Burgdorf, Mike Hathaway, Margaret Hennrich, Rudelle Figiel, Melvin Neislein, Marian DeJarnett, Collette Powley, Glennye Hoffman, and Patty Kueker. The monthly birthday party is held each month on the second Wednesday of the month with cake and ice cream. The birthday cake is donated by Roziers in Chester. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun.

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