Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
5 November - 11 November 2009

5 November - 11 November 2009

Ratings: (0)|Views: 54 |Likes:
Published by Mindy Farmer
Your 15 Minutes - Page 24
Your 15 Minutes - Page 24

More info:

Published by: Mindy Farmer on Nov 28, 2009
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

12/07/2009

pdf

text

original

 
Thh
Soucouc
5 November - 11 November 2009www.myjacksonvillesource.com
U
P
-B
EAT
L
OCAL
N
EWS
C
OVERAGE
S
ERVING
M
ORGAN
C
OUNTY 
FREE
Vol. 2 Issue 53
Photo by Amy Wilson 
 
5 November - 11 November 2009
-
PUBLISHERSM
 ARCY 
P
 ATTERSON
mpatterson@myjacksonvillesource.com
T
ROY 
M
ITCHELL
tmitchell@myjacksonvillesource.com
N
 ATALIE
OWE
Managing Editornrowe@myjacksonvillesource.com
PHOTOGRAPHY  A 
MY 
ILSON
DISPLAY ADVERTISINGM
 ARCY 
P
 ATTERSON
mpatterson@myjacksonvillesource.com
IM
ING
Classified Department/Outside Saleskking@myjacksonvillesource.com
STAFF WRITERS
Thh
Soucouc
 205 EastMorton Ave.,Suite 6
l
 Jacksonville IL62650
P: 217-243-3857
l
F: 217-245-4839
Published weekly on Thursday. Copyright 2009 by  Jacksonville Newspapers Inc. All rights reserved.Reproduction in anyform withoutpermission is prohibited.POSTMASTER: Send address:Jacksonville Source,205 East Morton Ave,Ste 6,Jacksonville IL62650.
Out of Area Mail Subscriptions: Send $40 a year to Jacksonville Source
 205 EastMorton Ave.,Suite 6
 Jacksonville IL62650.
staff MembersVol. 2 Issue 53
PAGE
 2
EN
B
RADBURY 
B
OB
B
RADNEY 
OBERT
C
ROWE
OGER 
D
EEM
M
INDY 
F
 ARMER 
T
REV 
F
LORENCE
P
 ATRICK 
G
RACE
B
UFORD
G
REEN
C
ORI
P
 ATE
G.Q. S
PAULDING
Crime Stoppers of Morgan and ScottCounties is seeking information to assist theJacksonville Police Department in their inves-tigation into two recent thefts and a burglary.On Sunday, October 18, a car dealership in the 400 Block of S. Main discovered thatfour aluminum wheels and tires had been removed from a white 2000 Cadillac. Twoof the wheels and tires were subsequently found in a yard in the 400 block of S.Mauvaisterre. On Thursday, October 22, 2009, a car dealership in the 1300 blockof W. Morton reported two aluminum wheels and tires stolen from a silver 2002Cadillac. In each incident, the cars were left resting on cinder blocks after the theft.Each set of wheels and tires has an estimated value of $600. A property owner in the 800 block of West College reported a garage burglary. walk in door was forced open, and tools including a Genesis 4 ½ inch angle grinder,a Black and Decker 7 ¼” circular saw, a hand sander, a green Poulan chain saw, agas pressure washer with a Honda motor, an “Echo” brand weed trimmer, and a 36”aluminum pipe wrench. Total loss is over $1000.The police are asking that anyone who has information concerning these crime, orany other crimes within the two county area, submit a tip online by going towww.tipsubmit.com or calling Crime Stoppers at 243-7300. Tips may also be sub-mitted by texting 274637 (CRIMES). The first word of the text tip must be “payout”.More info can be found at
www.morganscottcrimestoppers.webs.com.
 A cash reward of up to $1000 will be paid for information leading to an arrest.
INSIDE
Soucouc
 Jacksonville Stories
 by Buford Green
 3Swine Flu Hype: A Bit of an Oinker
 by Patrick Grace
4Happy Holiday
 by Robert L.Crowe
5Instant Replay
 by Ken Bradbury 
6
 Avoid These Scary Investments
Submitted by Brent Bordenkircher
7Community Calendar8Community News and Bulletins9Been There, Not Done That 
 by Roger Deem
10Henry’s Cub Cadet 
 by Cori Pate
11Sheriff Duvendack 
 by G.Q.Spaulding 
12-13Sports14Morgan County Nightlife
with Cadence
16Entertainment17On Campus
 by Lauren Ridings and Tina Arnold
18PC Doctors19Outdoors
 by Bruce Arnold
 20Cottage Delights
GeorgiaStout’s recipes & stories
 21Classifieds22-23Legal Notices23 Your 15 Minutes
 by Mindy Farmer
 24
 A big thank you goes out to the members of Franklin Christian church, PastorsDaren Fish, and all who donated food, money, and to everyone who attended thebenefit chili supper, or helped in anyway. Also I would like to thank Tony andRhonda Smith for being the first people to come to my aide following my acci-dent, Murrayville EMS for their quick response, the emergency and medical staffat St. John’s Hospital, and Dr. Stephen Pineda. A special thanks to my grandma,Donna Adams, for all the hours spendt at the hospital and even after I was home.To Eric and Debra I am truly thankful for your support and understanding throughall this. The thoughtfulness of friends and family with their prayers, visits, cards,phone calls, and food during my two hospital stays and recovery at home. To theCommunity of Franklin, the people here are truly caring people and for that I amgrateful to live in this town. I appreciate everything that has beend done to helpin my recovery.Roger Lee Adams IIFranklin, Illinois
THANKING THE COMMUNITY 
Rain again. We did manage to get a little corn har-vested on Wednesday morning before it rained and then our weekly Sundayharvest until we ran out of dry ground. Got 14 loads all week. At this pace itwill take some time, but listening to the weather tonight it is calling for a beau-tiful week coming up. When you read this I hope it rings true.We will switch back to beans on Monday; that ground is dryer thanthe corn fields. We are seeing more stalk deterioration than before with mois-ture levels in the 25% range. This corn was planted the week of May 20th.Wheat planting is virtually nonexistent with some growers alreadycancelling orders. Looks like the seed we have this year may be used for the2011 crop. With this weeks good weather coming some could be planted.Getting reports of elevators with a lot of damaged grain. It doesn'tlook like this problem will go away. Have been seeing less damage in the laterplanted corn and with some varieties showing better quality grain. Let's hopeit all dries down as well.- Jon Freeman
Fro the Fed
play by Ken bradbury with
brief
usic by roger wainwright
Friday eveningNoveber 6th
7:30
pm
saturday eveningNoveber 7th
7:30
pm
sunday atineeNoveber 8th
5:00
pm
tickets available now!! Contact the jacksonvilletheatre guild for ticket urchasing/reservations
217.245.1402
join us for an evening or afternoon of entertainent andhel suort the boys and Girls club of central illinois
sonsored by the source, jacksonville theatre guildand Lincoln land counity college
 
About a year ago, in this space, Ifirst admitted that I was a lifelong baseballfan and a long-time supporter of both theCardinals and Yankees.I still am. Now, as the World Series,or “World Serious” as a former fellow jour-nalist used to call it, winds down with theYankees front and center for no less than the40th time, evenings spent on the couchwatching the playoffs unfold brought forth aflood of thoughts concerning the game of  baseball.Permit this veteran scribe to wander along with some of those thoughts.Baseball can be, and is, the slowestgame going, especially in the AmericanLeague it seems, with four-hour-plus contestsalmost the norm. Some of that is due to thescheduling and time demands of television.Also, the constant preening of batters andmannerisms of pitchers makes the games dragon.Correct me on this, but didn’tgames go much faster before the invention of  batting gloves that apparently need adjustingin some detail after every pitch? And didn’t pitchers used to just get the ball and throw itand not take several steps toward the plateafter each pitch, then lean in to get whatshould be but is not a pretty simple sign fromthe catcher? You don’t think they know theTV cameras are on them constantly, do you?There are those who will tell youthat one of the attractions of baseball is that itis the only game of note where you don’t haveto complete a contest in a given time. But Istill contend that it is still too slow, whileadmitting that I seem to have less patience asthe years pile up.The long between-inning breaksand the constant visits to the mound by thecatchers (the Cardinals’ Yadier Molina seemsto be the worst), pitching coaches and man-agers let the viewer do plenty of channelswitching. Also, it is not uncommon for ateam (Tony La Russa is without a doubt theworst) to use three, four, or five pitchers in aninning.The Major League hierarchy hastried for years to use gimmicks to speed upthe game without any noticeable results.Sometimes it seems like the game is designedto fill up all the time between the 6 p.m. newsand 10 o’clock repeat of the news.And while we are on this rant, whyis so much time spent on the pre- and post-game shows where the self-appointed expertstell us what to expect then to explain what we just saw? The Cardinals’ network is undoubt-edly the worst, offering up to well over twohours of the “talking heads.” Also on the TVside, this viewer’s least favorite featuresinclude the “pitch-by-pitch” replay of an at- bat, and the term “breaking it down” by theexperts.Does it still sound as though I am a baseball fan?Yes, but there is more.I broke in as a baseball fan duringthe careers of Mickey, Billy, Yogi, andWhitey with the Yankees and Stan, Red,Gibson, and Boyer in St. Louis. They were lit-erally bigger than life to the young fan andyou seldom heard or read something negativeabout them.Today, actually since about the1980s, the negatives, the innuendos and alle-gations just about equal the positives, itseems. The simple explanation is the explo-sion of virtual around-the-clock reporting bya growing, more aggressive media. Make nomistake, Mickey and Billy were not saintsand no doubt just as frisky off the field astoday’s names caught and pursued by TV andsplashed in the papers.But there is a joker in the deck today. Much of the last decade or more hasthe use of illegal drugs and performanceenhancing substances commanding the head-lines. Some of baseball’s biggest stars arenow tainted, including the likes of BarryBonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, A-Rodand a long list of other standouts linked tousing some sort of performance-improvingmedication. Some, if not most of those, willwear that red letter long past their playingcareers.The drug issue, though, doesn’tseem to have diminished the American thirstfor Major League baseball. Attendance,despite a very slim drop this year during aneconomic downturn, has been at record levelssince the start of this century. I suspect, how-ever, that the hero worship of the stars, espe-cially by the young, is a thing of the past.Baseball is struggling all the time to stayahead of the cheaters, but the experts tell usthat those determined to go over the line willfind a way.The wide gap in spending power isan ongoing problem that won’t be soon alle-viated in baseball. Think back to when TedWilliams and Stan Musial were the first tomake $100,000 a year. It was front-page newsthen. Now, the Yankees have a payroll of wellover $200 million a year and their average player earns over $14 million a season. ThePhillies pay out a paltry average of under $5million a year per player. Teams like KansasCity, Minnesota, and Tampa Bay have annual payrolls that are in the neighborhood of whatAlex Rodriquez is paid.Closer to home, Tony La Russa isor will be the second most winning manager of all time. The only reason he isn’t first is because Connie Mack owned and managedhis team for over half a century and also lostmore games than any other manager.La Russa has more than his detrac-tors, including me at times. I have always felthe over-manages and wants to have his stampon everything that happens. I don’t think youcan argue with that, but you also must have ahard time not admitting that he is and has been the best, most successful manager in thegame today and has been for perhaps the last20 years.Depending on what part of thecountry you are from, is there a better year-to-year rivalry than that between the Cardinals
Jcksov Stoscksov Stos
BUFORD GREEN DISCUSSES HOW...
BASEBALL IS STILL SPECIAL DESPITE SOME IRRITATIONS
By Buford Green
5 November - 11 November 2009PAGE
 3
www.myjacksonvillesource.com
Frequent New York Yankees manager Billy Martin (left photo) and the great Willie Mays (right photo), picked by some experts as perhaps the best baseball player ever, are being interviewed by a small town sports editor during a periodwhen baseball was further ingrained on the writer as being the best game going despite some minor irritations. Both photos with Buford Green were taken during the 1970s.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->