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17 September - 23 September 2009 Vol. 2 Issue 46 FREE
Lincoln Land Community College's
WREC is the home to Extreme Theatre,
a traveling acting group led by Ken
Bradbury. The group will be performing
in various area elementary schools this
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Community develoPment TRAVELS THROUGH THE CORNFIELDS by Bob Bradney 3
Planning, Zoning, Code enforCement BEE AFRAID, BEE VERY AFRAID by Patrick Grace 4
JAZZ by Ken Bradbury 6
YOUR GRANDCHILDREN’S FUTURE Submitted by Brent Bordenkircher 7
JUST BEDS by Mindy Farmer 11
FLORENCE’S PHILOSOPHIES: As One Door Closes, Another One Opens 15
ENTERTAINMENT: Movie Review by J. Sabetti & Theatre Listings 17
THE POWER OF A FATHER by Lisa Talton 19
AGRICULTURE: Words from Jon Freeman and the Crop Report 20
COTTAGE DELIGHTS: Stories and Recipes from Georgia Stout 21
BACK PAGE BUSINESS: Briefs and Announcements 24
The City of Jacksonville Property Maintenance Department presents 857 S.
Clay, owned by Harry DeGroot, as our “most improved property” for the
month of September. Improvements include siding, roofing, gutters, and staffMembers Vol. 2 Issue 46

Managing Editor

Crime Stoppers of Morgan and Scott Counties is seek-

ing information to assist the Jacksonville Police
Department with their investigation into two recent bur- Change of KIM KING
Classified Department/Outside Sales

The owner of a residence in the 200 block of Sandusky reported a residential burglary that

occurred on Saturday, August 29, 2009. The property owner reported that he left the residence ­
at 3:00PM and left the back door unlocked. When he returned at approximately 11:45PM, he
discovered numerous items missing, including a Playstation 3 video game console with one
We’ve Moved! BOB BRADNEY
remote and four games, a Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 magnum hand gun, a .380 caliber hand- The Source has relocated to MINDY FARMER RICK WADE
gun, unknown make or model, a bottle containing 38 hydrocodone pills, and a case contain- TREV FLORENCE GUEST WRITER
ing numerous DVDs and CDs.
205 E. Morton Ave., Ste 6 PATRICK GRACE RIC ROWE

A resident of the 500 block of S. East reported a residential burglary on Wednesday, September
9, 2009. The burglary is believed to have occurred between 6:00PM and 8:00PM on that date.
It is believed that entry was gained by prying open the back door to the residence. Items taken
Note: 205 East Morton Ave., Suite 6
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l Jacksonville IL 62650
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include an XBOX 360 with three wireless controllers, and a silver Ipod Nano.
Published weekly on Thursday. Copyright 2009 by
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The police are asking that anyone who has information concerning these crimes, or any other EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Reproduction in any form without permission is pro-
crimes within the two county area, submit a tip online by going to or call- hibited. POSTMASTER: Send address: Jacksonville
Source, 205 East Morton Ave, Ste 6, Jacksonville IL
ing Crime Stoppers at 243-7300. The Source will no longer have a 62650.
post office box. Please address all Out of Area Mail Subscriptions: Send $40 a
A cash reward of up to $1000 will be paid for information leading to an arrest. year to Jacksonville Source
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Travels through the Cornfields
Bob Bradney is a lifelong resident of Jacksonville and spends a great deal of time exploring the countryside. This column will appear monthly, suggesting
the best places to go for short and inexpensive trips, revealing what there is to see and do in the prairies.

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If I have heard it said once, I have Morgan County and western Brown County in the late 1700s, at first they stayed away possible for barges to connect the City of
heard it said one hundred times that nothing creating the ten mile wide Illinois River from the wetlands because they didn’t know Chicago to the gulf of Mexico (and this is still
significant ever happens around here. Oh, Valley. When the waters finally receded, left how to farm them. In addition, they associat- true today), they kept the wetlands from being
maybe there are some improvements in seed in its wake were thousands of lakes, ponds, ed the area with such diseases as malaria. But flooded. The second thing occurring about
corn and in seed beans, but how exciting is swamps, and other areas now described as they did harvest the riches of the river. The the same time was the need for more farm
that? I may surprise you by telling you that wetlands. Ecologically, these wetlands were commercial fishing was very good and the land as the country’s population increased.
an incredibly important research project is extremely important to the environment area produced more mussel shells than any- Levees were constructed and drainage dis-
taking place nearby, a portion of which is less because in the annual spring floods, flood place in the world. (Mussel shells were used tricts pumped water back into the river so that
than 30 miles away, and the rest within an waters covered them and sediment filtered for pearl buttons for shirts and constituted the former wetlands could be farmed.
easy hour’s drive. The results of this project While these developments were
are being watched by scientists throughout necessary for the country, they pretty much
the world. To give you some idea of the destroyed the habitat. The river lost its
magnitude, the biggest water reclamation health. The mussel industry came to an end.
project ever undertaken in the United States Commercial fishing was badly damaged.
is the restoration of the Everglades. The Sewage dumped from cities upstream didn’t
second greatest reclamation project ever help. Quite frankly, the formerly pristine
undertaken is right here! river stank.
I am talking about Emiquon, a When it was discovered that the
pretty dramatic concept involving The wetlands could be drained and farmed, one
Nature Conservancy, the Emiquon of the biggest developments was just across
Scientific Science Advisory Council - a the river from Havana. On the east side of
group of more than 40 scientists of regional Route 78 from 1919 on was the biggest farm
and national acclaim, the Illinois in the State of Illinois, the Norris Farm. Not
Department of Natural Resources, The only did it raise countless acres of corn and
United States Department of Agriculture, beans, but it produced large numbers of cat-
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National tle. The Norris Farm was so big that when
Fish and Wildlife Foundation, U.S. Corps it changed farm managers back in the 50s,
of Engineers, the Illinois Natural History or thereabouts, the change made headlines
Survey, the University of Illinois, and sev- in the business section of the Chicago
eral other universities. And, my guess is I Tribune.
have omitted others. This is a BIG research out, improving the quality of the water. Man major industries in such places as Bath, The Norris farm became viable
project, the largest ever undertaken on a river came shortly thereafter, living successfully in Meredosia, and, their namesake, Pearl.) because the owner had a levee built around it
in the United States. this country for 500 generations. The area The River stayed healthy until the and drainage ditches dug. This wasn’t the
To describe what is happening only now called Emiquon supported not only man early part of the 20th century. The first thing only levee on the river, and not the only place
a few miles from Jacksonville it is necessary for all of these generations, but supported an affecting the health of the ecosystem was the where water was pumped back in, but as a
to go back an estimated 12,000 years ago, incredibly diverse number of plants, fish, and building of dams, locks, and levees on the large farm adjacent to the river, it certainly
when the last glaciers melted and that torrent animals. river to accommodate the needs of the grow- was a contributing factor to the demise of the
of water crashed through what is today When white men settled in the area ing United States. While these dams made it
(continued on pg. 9, see Emiquon)

Directions: To get to Emiquon, take Route 78 to Havana; cross the Illinois River and continue on Route 78. Shortly after it turns north, you will see the
parking area for Emiquon. To get to Spunky Bottoms, take Route 67 west until it junctions with Route 104. Go through Meredosia and after crossing the
river, take Route 99 to Versailles. Turn right and follow the signs to LaGrange Locks. The Spunky Bottoms overlook is on your right on the way to the
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Bee Afraid, Bee Very Afraid by Patrick Grace

Challenges you to The inevitable march of the me (or perhaps unfortunately for you), divine purpose behind suffering, my
seasons continues its route, marked by it was only a stepladder. Half an hour seclusion is not in vain, for I survived
recycle the earth! the daily changing palette of the trees. later I was covered in hives, so my long enough to sound the alarm of an
City-dwellers take to the highways to supervisor sent me off to the doctor, even greater stinging threat on the
soak up some country before the where I was granted the Holy Grail of horizon: the horrible Asian Hornet.
Clean Screened leaves start to fall. Country folk poke allergy sufferers, otherwise known as Larger, deadlier, and far more aggres-
Black Dirt
through their garages in search of the EpiPen. sive than North American wasps, the
$ per
rakes, for once the shedding starts, An EpiPen grants you a dubi- Asian Hornet is currently colonizing
rakes must be swift in hand lest the ous sense of security; you hope you France, which will undoubtedly
leaves get the best of them. I know all will never need it, of course, while become the staging area for further
of this because I see it on the TV your so-called “friends” are hoping westward conquests. Though the
news. for the opportunity to plunge it into wasp-controlled “Mainstream Media”
Though I would like to expe- your thigh. The EpiPen also serves as is burying the story, the Asian Hornet
rience autumn in person, sadly I can- a talisman for the wasps. Once one of adopted a 9/11 terrorist tactic and used
not. I close my front door near the end them spies the telltale gray cap stick- our modern transportation against us,
Fresh of July and do not leave the safety of ing out of your pocket, a message is stowing away on a shipment of
the house until sometime in October. relayed to headquarters and soon the Chinese ceramic goods to France.
Compost $
20 per I do not shutter myself indoors by other squadrons know that you are off From there, it is only a matter of time
OOP preference; rather, it is a practical mat- the approved target list (albeit only before they discover the American
BIG SC ter. Fall is wasp season, after all.
I was once free and ignorant
temporarily). Wasps only have so
much venom to expend per mission,
fondness for French wine, and thus
the means to infiltrate every U.S.
much like normal people, but fortu- and they maintain strict ordinance town.
nately I came to my senses before the control. My Asian Hornet survival
evil yellow predators could finish me Alas, my epinephrine- plan is ready to implement.
off. Upon realizing that things like induced life of freedom ended several Following the strategy I developed
church picnics, Labor Day, and mail- years ago when, at my wife’s urging, I years ago, when the Africanized Killer
Driveway Rock boxes were actually nothing more was retested and declared free of my Bees swarmed over our southern bor-
20 per than wasp ruses conjured up to lure
people outdoors, I decided that fresh
bee allergy. This was a shattering dis-
appointment, as I had to carry on
der, I will once again move further
north, as bees do not flourish in cold-
air was really over-rated anyway. without an EpiPen and contend with er climates. This time I have my eye
Besides, what good was holding a job the knowledge that my wife was clear- on a quaint little lodge in
if I was not alive to enjoy it? From ly now in cahoots with the wasps Saskatchewan. It may be hard to
that moment on, I resolved to control (after so many years, I thought I knew afford (holding a job for no more than
my own destiny and no longer fall vic- her). The whole process was suspect; nine months at a time has negatively
tim to this vast four-wing conspiracy. when the doctor entered the examina- impacted my savings), but I keep
Before you call Social tion room, I distinctly heard buzzing, hearing that life’s necessities are pro-
Hardwood Services to come pick me up, please which confirmed my suspicion that vided by the government in Canada
.95 allow me to explain why my paranoia the wasps held his children hostage anyway, so not to worry.
$ per
is justified. Working outdoors during just outside the door. Under those cir- I just heard a knock on the
my high school and college vacations, cumstances, even I might have caved door. Sorry, but I must go; the wasps
I was stung so frequently that I devel- in to their demands and falsified the have Social Services here again.
oped an allergy. This diagnosis came test results.
after I was stung for the umpteenth That tragic appointment
time one particular summer, got dizzy, marked the start of my annual autumn
and fell off a ladder. Fortunately for hermitage. But as there is often a

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I have a friend other likes and dislikes in music had simi-
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love it, and it takes a skill of both music come my enjoyment whenever four men
and improvisation that few musicians ever kick into “I’ll Fly Away”? I think it goes
The stop that keeps you going! manage to put together in one talented back to Fishhook, Illinois, and the annual
package. But it’s always left me cold and Sunday School convention where gospel
I’ve wondered why. singing was mixed in with a little preaching
Until I got on the elevator in and a whole lot of fried chicken and corn-
Peoria. I had been hired by the Kiwanis to balls. That was the only place I could get
play for their state convention. Two days of my grandma’s fried cornballs. Somehow
honky-tonking for various banquets and The Blackwood Quartet and the Singing
programs. I’d do a gig in the banquet room, Lester Family got all mixed up with crispy,
hang around Peoria for a few hours, then lard-fried breading in my adolescent musi-
show up for their dinner meeting. A nice cal mind.
gig aside from the fact that I was stuck in Folk music? One of my favorite
downtown Peoria for long periods of time. genres. When I grow up I still want to be
On the second evening of the convention I Pete Seeger. Why? Again, I guess I’ll
climbed aboard the elevator en route to the blame my growing up as a child of the six-
awards’ banquet and it all became clear. ties. The whole world was protesting one
The elevator was filled with the sound of thing or another, but at Illinois College we
jazz music piped in from somewhere and skipped the peace marches and draft card
suddenly my teeth started to ache. burning and went to the really important
The dentist. Ever since I was old national issues: compulsory attendance at
enough to grow my own teeth, my parents the college’s chapel services, and being
took me to a Jacksonville dentist who had forced to wear a tie to eat on Wednesday
jazz playing in the background all during nights. Our student body president spent a
those dreaded minutes in the waiting room, week underneath his desk in Crampton
all the time I nervously clutched the arms Hall and wouldn’t come out. I guess we
of Dr. Herr’s chairs awaiting his arrival, showed them. That was pretty much the
and then jazz accompanied every x-ray, extent of our radicalism, but we always
drilling, filling, and extraction I ever suf- thought it’d be cool to go to Woodstock or
fered in that seat of horror. That was it. march to Selma, or …well…something,
Somewhere between the third and fourth dog-gone it. I like folk music.
floor of the Pere Marquette Hotel of Peoria And it was Pete Seeger who said,
I discovered the “root” cause of my dislike “There’s no such thing as bad music. The
for jazz. It had been the background music very term is an oxymoron.” I guess he’s
for the most dreaded moments of my young right. And I’m glad Brock’s dentist didn’t
life. fill his waiting room with jazz.
Which made me wonder if my
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Invest in Your Grandchildren’s

Future Submitted by Brent Bordentkircher
20 Years of Service
November 1, 1989 - November 1, 2009
This time of year marks National Grandparent's Day. While not as e Clinic has provided continuous
well known as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day is, Service Since 1953
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use this day as a starting point to consider how you can best help your own grandchil- “Our Family Cares
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Of course, one of the most generous things you can do is to help your grand-
children pay for college. A person with a bachelor’s degree will earn, on average,
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grandchildren beneficiaries of a life insurance policy owned by a trust, the proceeds decrease inflammation.
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on going eVentS:
According to Johnson, the 30-Day Diet Plan program is a series of free weight
management classes. These classes are based on recent research findings from the
Exercise & Sport Nutrition Laboratory at Texas A&M University. I
Jacksonville Area Senior Center Schedule -
Community Park Open Tue -Thu 9:00am
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Classes for the 30-Day Diet Plan program include:
1. Start-Up Class (90 minutes) and progression to Phase 2 for first-time participants.
2. Phase 3 Class (30 minutes) to teach the most important stage of the Curves Weight
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"We hope to show local women how they can benefit from these specialized
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CPR and First Aid Training in September.
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David Strawn Art gallery - paintings from Friday, September 25th
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Fighting the Flu & Saturday, September 26th
from September 5th -27th.
thu, 17 Sep
A Knowledge Is Power (KIP) presentation on “Preparing to Combat the 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm Chamber of Commerce H1N1 “Swine” Flu” will take place on Tuesday, September 22, at the Jacksonville
Steak Fry at J’ville Municipal Airport Area Center for Independent Living. The event runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and is Enjoy savings of 10% storewide
FRi, 18 Sep open to the public with no charge for admission. Door Prize $50.00 Gift Certificate
The presenter will be Jackie Barringer, R.N., with the Morgan County
7:00pm Football JHS vs Lanphier Public Health Department. Topics will include: H1N1 Flu, seasonal flu, symptoms Refreshments
of H1N1 flu, getting a flu shot, preparing for a pandemic, and populations these two
SAt, 19 Sep
different flus will target.
10:00am - 1:30pm Central Illinois
Please call Larry Whewell with questions at (217) 245-8371 (voice/tty). A
Community Blood Center - Wellness
sign languange interpreter will be present.
Fair. To make an appt. or for questions,
call Mindy at 866-448-3253 ext. 38.
The KIP presentation will be held at the JACIL office located at 15 Permac
Road. Refreshments will be served.
1.30 pm - 3:30pm Knowledge is Power
(KIP) - presentation on combating the
H1NI “Swine” Flu. Open to public. Free
event. For more info call 217.245.8371.
We are planning to restart what was once known as the "Decker
tueS, 22 Sep
Reunion." We want to get members of our families together again - as
6:45pm Bingo Meredosia American we had done so back in the 1960s, annually for a get together/reunion.
This would be for the families and /or descendents of the Decker's gen-
Legion Hall
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up CoMing eVentS: Collins and Mabel Hayes.
Our plans are to have a reunion this year, Sunday, October 11, 2009.
Friday, 25 September 7:00pm
Of any family members of any of those noted above, please contact the
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Sat, 26 September 10:00am - 2:00pm information and details about the reunion.
Ladies Day - sponsored by Simply Judy Cisne: 243-3417 Beck Zito: 245-7862
Unique Styles at 205 E. Morton Ave. #9. Betty Lou Anderson: 245-9237
For more info, please call 371-7660. If you are unable to attend the October 11th date, we ask that you con-
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Pierson Beware the Street Walkers by Roger Deem ahead and pretend to be totally oblivious to
the fact I am standing there in my bright
I am not typically a person who had the opportunity to participate in its' orange vest. Quite an accomplishment--I
stays with organizations for extended peri- annual Peanut Day fundraiser. That occurs am about as hard to miss as a buffalo in the
ods of time. Perhaps I simply have an atten- on one of the first Autumn Saturdays when middle of Norma's North Star Cafe.
tion span as long-lived as a snowflake in Jacksonville's collective blood pressure 4. An approaching motorist spies the tell-
the Sahara. Therefore, it says a great deal spikes a bit as people take up positions in tale streetwear and executes the kind of 90-
for the Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville that the streets asking for money to support degree turn that can generally only be
nearly a decade and a half have passed their favorite causes. accomplished by transports that have
since my induction, and my enthusiasm for Of all the stations that Kiwanians installed a lateral rocket thruster package. I
the club and its membership has the staying fill that day, my favorite has always been in can vouch for the fact that West Street and
power of an unemployed relative after the the middle of College Avenue in front of the parking lots belonging to the library and
948 North Main St. Jacksonville, IL 62650
l holidays. the Public Library. My affection for this the Jacksonville Theatre Guild see more
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l Kiwanis is a global organization assignment is generated in part by the fact traffic on Peanut Day than Morton Avenue
of volunteers dedicated to changing the it is usually fairly busy and that there is that on Cruise Nite.
world one child and one community at a ungraphable thrill that comes with the 5. With a sigh of resignation, a driver will
time. That's the official line. The truth is, knowledge that at any given point I may be remove his or her vehicle's ashtray and
Kiwanis is that and a whole lot more. Our a stranger's next hood empty the contents into my jug. Sorting
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club contributes thousands of volunteer ornament. through the goodies afterwards has always

service hours and more than $30,000.00 There are certain traditional been one of my favorite activities. Standard
every year back into Jacksonville, almost responses by the drivers who pass our way finds include paper clips, buttons, safety
exclusively to programs and agencies that which never fail to inspire chuckles. A few pins, tokens for the vacuum at the old
benefit our children. of my favorites: Wareco car wash and for the video games at
We are so blessed to be support- Aladdin's Castle, gum wrappers, gum rem-
1. A motorist shuttling along towards a red
ed by the citizens of this region at our nants and, my personal all-time favorite: a
stoplight sees us in the road and slows to a
major fundraisers. We stage Pancake & small packaged product that I won't name
crawl while still two blocks away. Just as
Sausage Day in March--an event which,
Summer Silks during its most hectic hours, can remind
he or she nears the intersection, the light but I will confess it saved me 75 cents dur-
ing my next trip to the rest room at Huck's.
goes green and the car is shifted into light
one of trying to get into the Titanic's last
speed and roars past us like a teenager I appreciate very much the folks
217.245.6134 lifeboat. We stage a pair of TriviaMania

answering the doorbell. who speak to me, even if it is to apologize
events to test the impressive intellectual

& mettle of its participants. And we conclude 2. Someone is heading down the street as that they don't have any small change. I
our administrative year by hitting the the light is green, sees us and puts the pedal envision a day down the road where we
Established in 1990 to the metal in an attempt to clear the inter- will be able to access the electronic debit
Bonded & Insured streets for the last of our annual fund
builders. section before the red light foils the escape. systems and folks can just swipe their cards
Cleaning Service Free Estimates
in our machines no matter how rapidly they
For 13 of the 14 years I have 3. Someone who gets caught at the light
been a member of the local Club, I have demonstrates the ability to stare straight are moving. My trust in this vision tends to
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Medical Offices
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Disney World is Fantasyland.
This year I am taking my turn as
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whoever holds that position is
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referred to as "Mr. Peanut" for the
duration of the campaign. I find this
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because I've been called a nut for a
very long time and in part because the
Servicing Jacksonville for over 20 years.
unshelled peanut and I have a lot in
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Have you ever slept on an customers find the right comfort

uncomfortable mattress? If so, then level at the right price point. He is
you know that the quality and comfort available to answer any questions
level of a mattress greatly impacts the and can assist customers in navigat-
quality of your sleep. Since humans ing the variety of choices available.
spend about 1/3 of their lives in bed, Customers are welcome to lie down
selecting a mattress is an important and try different mattresses because,
decision. Unfortunately, many of us as Don says, “You test drove your
feel overwhelmed by the myriad of car, didn’t you?” Sometimes cus-
choices available. This is where the tomers even narrow down their
experts, or “yawn exterminators,” at choices to a few models and come
Just Beds come in. back in a few days to try them out
During the mid ’90s, Steve again before making a final decision.
Stimac worked for a furniture retailer The right mattress will be the one
and noticed that quite a few customers that is most comfortable for the cus-
came into the store looking to pur- tomer.
chase mattresses. Steve wondered if Just Beds is proud to offer the
he could offer a different shopping Bemco mattress, their most popular
experience with customer service rep- selling brand. Bemco’s headquarters
resentatives as sleep experts. Steve are in Des Plaines, IL, and their prod-
and his friend, Jerry Pagel, decided to uct is made locally at a factory in
pursue this concept and open their Springfield. Bemco patented the first
own “sleep shop.” They named their pillow-top mattress in 1961 and
store Just Beds and the Springfield, IL recently celebrated its 50th
location held its grand opening in the Anniversary in 1996. The company
spring of 1996. has also seen more than 20 of its
Over time, Steve and Jerry mattresses earn the Good
found themselves regularly delivering Housekeeping Seal of Approval
to Jacksonville and surrounding coun- since 1980. At Just Beds, the stores
ties. According to Steve, they “saw a feature the Bemco Posture
need” and opened a Just Beds store in Collection.
Jacksonville in 2000. This turned out Just Beds has Central Illinois’
to be a wise decision, as business has largest selection of name brand bed-
increased every year since then. Steve ding and bedding related products.
says it’s been a pleasure serving the At the Jacksonville location, you can
Jacksonville community over the past purchase headboards, footboards,
nine years. According to Jacksonville daybeds, futons, bunk beds, and
Just Beds store manager, Don Stimac, water bed accessories, in addition to
just Beds remains one of the only mattresses. When you purchase a
shops of its kind in Central Illinois. mattress from Just Beds, all prices
A “sleep shop” shopping include delivery, set up, and haul
experience differs from a visit to a away of your old mattress at no extra
general furniture store. Employees at charge. They are committed to pro-
a sleep shop focus only on sleep-relat- els are on or size mattress viding a quality product, with on-
ed products, whereas a furniture sales- display. you are seeking, time delivery and excellent service.
man must focus on a broader range of Queen mat- they can direct Steve explains that Just Beds
products. Don says customers can feel tresses start you to the best always provides an exceptional value on
the difference because “all we do is mat- at $269 and choices and help mattresses. In addition, they offer month-
tresses.” This means that at Just Beds you end at you understand ly features and discounts. You can stop
can depend on salesman to have an in- $1299, with the differences. by the store for specials or visit
depth knowledge about the products. numerous Don Stimac to view a monthly
At the Jacksonville Just Beds, mattress explained that specials flyer. Just Beds is located at 940
employees are very knowledgeable about options and selecting a mat- W Morton Ave. Store hours are Monday
the variety of brands and options they price points tress at his store - Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m and Saturday 10
carry, including Sealy, Bemco, and Lady in between. is a low-pressure a.m. to 5 p.m.
Americana. When customers visit the No matter experience. His
Jacksonville location, 22 mattress mod- what style goal is to help
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Who Does Ken Bradbury Think He Is? plays. Then he found out I knew a little about
electrical wiring, and that turned into set light-
ing; then he found out I knew a little bit about
A light-hearted look at our own “KB”by G.Q. Spaulding building things and that turned into set con-
struction and it’s been going on ever since.
Somewhere, in the tiny rural town of books and more than 100 plays and musicals. dom turns anybody down. And when he puts on “He’s great to perform with,” said
Coonridge, a phone rings. According to Dr. Crowe, “he is the foremost a show, he doesn’t do it for money, he does it for West, who’s shared many stages with Bradbury.
“Crump residence, this is Freida Marie author of speech contest material in the United the enjoyment of others. People don’t realize “He works hard and he demands hard work in
speaking…” States. His work is used by more students than just how much Ken Bradbury gives away every return, and if he’s not getting it, he’s not very
“Mrs. Crump, my name is G.Q. anyone else.” Crowe’s Consortium Publishing year. Not just in
Spaulding, and I write for the Jacksonville Co. distributes Bradbury’s speech contest mate- donations to the
Source. We’re going to do a story on Ken rial nationally and internationally, and currently causes he supports,
Bradbury, and I understand you know him pret- lists more than 200 contest pieces in its catalog. but in time.”
ty well. I was wondering if you could tell us a “If someone was looking for a challenge, try Crowe’s
little bit about him.” compiling the complete works of Ken thoughts were
“Herb, it’s the Jacksonville newspa- Bradbury; all the songs, all the skits, all the echoed by another know the free one. They want to talk to plays, the musicals, the books, and the articles. l o n g - t i m e
me about Ken Bradbury.” It would be an almost overwhelming task.” Bradbury friend
“Bradbury, that bum, he still owes me Bradbury not only writes original and colleague
money,” said Herb mumbling in the back- material for speech competitions, he often Chuck West. “Ken
ground. serves as a judge for them as well. Crowe is absolutely
“Sorry you had to hear that,” Freida recounted a story from one of Bradbury’s trips devoted to helping
Marie said. “Herb is still sore over a bet he to an area school where he was being featured people. He’s gen-
made with Ken during the annual January as a guest author. “Ken arrived at the school erous not just with
molasses race festival. Herb won and Ken early and made his way into the building his money, but
asked if he could pay him off in chips. Naturally, through a back door. Inside, he found a couple with his time. He
Herb thought he either meant poker chips or of students practicing for their performance, gives a lot to local
potato chips. Either way he thought they were and they were doing a piece Ken had written. charities and min-
worth somethin’ and he agreed. So Ken paid After they had finished, Ken asked them ‘Do istries, but also
him off...with cow chips. That Ken, he’s such a you know who Ken Bradbury is?’ ‘No,’ the stu- raises a lot of
scamp you know, but he’s always been that dent answered. ‘But I think he’s dead.’ money for local
way...why I’ve known him since he was a Over the course of a friendship that causes.”
kid...and I knew his mom too. Ken and I talk all has lasted more than 25 years, Crowe and West was a
the time, and share lots of ideas. But before we Bradbury have collaborated on five plays writ- member of the
start, I’m gonna tell you that I’m darned tired of ing everything from the script to the songs and Christian band
Ken Bradbury takin’ the credit for all my best lyrics. “I struggle sometimes to come up with Bradbury formed
ideas. So now, what would you like to know?” ideas, but they seem to come so easily for him,” called “Shiloh.”
Crowe said. “He has a knack for character and “Whenever Ken’s sense of showmanship blossomed at an early age. Here he is pictured at age four, perform-
ing an Al Jolson bit for the PTA. Photos courtesy of the Bradbury family.
Anyone who has ever read the locally incident development.” While Bradbury’s out- we performed, we
syndicated column Coonridge Digest will rec- put has been prolific, Crowe points out the took an offering,
ognize Freida Marie Crump and her husband entire process is far from easy. and all the money
Herb. Freida Marie and Herb are true-to-life “I’ve heard people say this 100 times, we raised went to
characters projected from the brilliant and busy ok, so its more like 103…it’s easy for him the Green Pastures
mind of Ken Bradbury. (Bradbury) because he’s so talented. He’s campground.
Bradbury is a man of many talents, and extremely talented, there’s no question about There were times
many hats. (Trust me, I’ve seen lots of his hats that, but people just don’t realize how hard he though, when we
and some of them should never see the light of works to get things done. It’s not just his talent, thought the church
day.) He’s been a teacher, author, playwright, it’s his work ethic. Honestly, I don’t know or group we were
musician, songwriter, lyricist, actor, director, when, or if, he really sleeps, and if he does, it performing for
entertainer, keynote speaker, and mentor to can’t be for very long. needed the money
name a few. As a musician, Bradbury has per- “Ken has produced an overwhelming more, and we gave
formed with the piano, organ, accordion, trum- body of work,” Crowe said, “and he spends it back to them, but
pet, banjo, and bagpipes (much to the disap- hundreds of hours to get it right. There’s a lot of it all went to a
pointment of his neighbors.) This short list is work involved in writing a script, developing charity or min-
by no means a complete list of his accomplish- the characters and the plot, and then there’s the istry.”
ments, but it does beg the question “Just who is third component, scoring the music for the West said he
Ken Bradbury anyway?” orchestra. It’s one thing to write a song, or first became aware
The son of Elmer and Freida write the lyrics for a song, but writing the score of who Ken
Bradbury, Ken grew up in Perry, a tiny town in for the orchestra is a very time-consuming task. Bradbury was
northeastern Pike County. He graduated from Each part has to be written separately for each when Ken cap-
Perry High School and Illinois College, and instrument. That’s a lot of work.” tained the debate
through his writing, his music and his perform- While Bradbury has already earned a team at their alma
ances, he’s gained a reputation that’s made his a nationwide reputation, Crowe believes had Ken mater, Illinois
household name from Arenzville to as far away decided otherwise, he could have commanded a College. “Ken was
as Chapin. Truthfully, Bradbury’s reputation is much larger audience on a national stage. “I a couple of years
widespread, and his work is known nationally believe had he chosen to do so, he could have ahead of me in
Dressed in full Scottish garb, Ken makes no secret of his love for playing bagpipes.
and in some cases internationally. filled many roles on a national scene, as a per- school, so I knew
Just how much he’s written, no one former, a comedy writer, or as a composer.” who he was.” Later
(not even Ken) actually knows said long-time Asked what he believes makes Ken the two would find themselves as faculty col- happy.” West says Bradbury’s not as much a
friend and collaborator Dr. Robert Crowe. A Bradbury tick, Crowe paused thoughtfully and leagues when West accepted a teaching position task-master as he is someone who knows how
partial listing on the inside cover of his 2007 said “Service to others. He has people come to at Triopia High School. to get the very best out of the people he works
book Soup Town credits him with six published him all the time asking him to speak, or put on “I started out working with Ken in 1977, with. “If you’re on stage with him and you blow
a skit, or write a skit for a fundraiser, and he sel- helping him work out special effects for his
17 September - 23 September 2009 PAGE 13

a line, he knows how to help you recover.” done and get it done on time.” really great to work with. When things don’t go everyone else was wearing jeans and t-shirts,
West also believes one of Ken’s great- The Ex-wives Club exactly like they’re supposed to, they always Ken’s band showed up wearing shirts, ties and
est joys is working with young people. In addi- Janet Long has known Ken and designed seem to work out when Ken’s involved. jackets. They also added a keyboard, trumpet,
tion to a teaching career of more than 34 years costumes for his productions for more than 20 “What makes it so easy for me to work and a saxophone to the normal lead guitar, bass
at Triopia, Bradbury has spent the last 26 years years. By the time the two met, Bradbury had with him is that he tells you what he wants, then guitar, and drummer set up most bands had.
as the driving force behind the Performing Arts already established himself as one who put on let’s you go do it. More importantly he listens, They used to go to the battle of the bands com-
Camp at Green Pastures. “He’s really good at quality productions and demanded that same too. He lets you tell him what you want or what petitions and won about every one they were
helping young people find their faith, or quality from the people he worked with. you need too.” in.”
strengthen their faith through the performing “To tell you the truth, I was scared to Their theater relationship has turned into Making the “cast”
a great friendship that has seen the two attend Ken’s performances have not always
functions and travel together. “We’ve gone been limited to the stage. Keith recalled a time
places where people knew Ken, but not me, and in high school when Ken found himself drawing
more than once he’s introduced me as his ex- the wrath of one of the school’s coaches. “With
wife, but anyone who knows him, knows he’s this particular coach, if you got in trouble with
never been married.” Long said with a chuckle, him, the punishment was always the same...lots
“And I know I’m not the only woman he’s ever of laps around the gym,” Keith said. “Ken knew
said that about. With Ken, you never know what he was going to have to run laps the next day in
he’s going to say next.” school, so he had a local doctor put his leg in a
Brotherly love cast. He showed up the next day with the cast
It’s long been said if one wants to find on his leg and, when the coach asked what hap-
out what someone is like, ask his friends, and if pened, he told him he’d broken his leg the night
you want to know what he’s really like, ask his before. That only worked for a little while,
family. maybe a day, but the coach eventually found
For Keith Bradbury, he’s grown more out.”
than accustomed to answering the question ‘Is The Author’s source
Ken Bradbury your brother?’ Keith, like everyone else who knows his
His response not only answers the ques- brother, is aware of Ken’s prolific writing out-
tion, but drive’s the point home. “Yes, he’s my put. “He’s always writing something, and a lot
brother, but that’s not my fault. You have to of things he writes come from things we expe-
blame that on poor family planning on my par- rienced growing up in Perry. As an example,
ents’ part.” It doesn’t take long to figure out that Keith cites Ken’s Coonridge Digest. Freida
the Bradburian sense of humor is a family trait. Marie gets her first name from our mother, and
“Ken and I were fortunate enough to a lot of the characters in Ken’s stories are actu-
grow up with parents who both had great sens- ally a combination of traits from people we
es of humor.” knew growing up.
Keith who is a couple years junior to “After Mom died in 1998, Ken told me
Ken said their up-bringing wasn’t one involving he didn’t realize how much he was actually
sibling rivalries. “I’d have to say we got along writing for her when he put those columns
pretty well. Sure we had our disagreements and together. Mom loved it, she knew all those
Knollwood Retirement Village received a star performance of Ken’s piano stylings, as he worked the keys for a resident’s still do, but as far as those brotherly spats you folks and got all the inside jokes.” What Keith
birthday celebration. hear about in a lot of families, there weren’t finds remarkable, however, is the number of
any.” people he meets who are convinced a piece was
For the two of them, music and perform- written about someone in their community. “It
ing have been a big part of their lives. “We doesn’t matter if you’re from Arenzville,
started piano lessons on the exact same day,” Murrayville, or Franklin; it seems everyone
Keith said. “I quit because I wanted to play knows someone who is just like one of the char-
Little League and he kept on going. And now I acters in Ken’s columns.”
guess we see how that turned out,” he added The secret is out
with a laugh. “Ken’s still playing the piano, and Given the number of irons Ken has in
I’m too old to play ball anymore.” the fire at any one time, folks tend to wonder
Finished a distant third how he gets everything done. It is, after all,
The two have been involved in perform- hard to juggle cats without getting scratched in
ing arts since they were young. “I remember the process. “Lots of people say they don’t
they were holding local auditions for the Ted know how Ken is able to do so much,” Keith
Mack Amateur Hour (For those of you not old said. “But the answer is simple. Ken does lots
enough to remember it was the original of things for other people and in return, when he
“America’s Got Talent” minus the hype, bad needs some help, lots of people do things for
fashion and bad hair. Ted Mack was the host Ken.”
and Geritol was the sponsor.) Ken and I decid- But knowing the secret does not dimin-
ed to try out. I sang and Ken played the piano. ish his brother’s appreciation for what Ken can
More than 200 acts auditioned, and only 20 get done. “I’m amazed by what he can bring out
made it. We were in the 20, but we eventually in other people,” Keith said. “He knows how to
lost out to a girl named Helen Cornelius and a find it and bring it out of them, especially in
baton twirler. We just prefer to say we came in young people.”
a distant third to Helen Cornelius.” (Helen “Take the Performing Arts Camps for
Ken Bradbury, has been photographed all over the world. Ken visits Florida as often as he can to spend time with his
Cornelius, a native of Hannibal, Mo., went on to example,” Keith said, “when you think about
Here he is pictured in London. nephew David.
become a Nashville recording star.) how many kids have gone through those pro-
Ken, says his brother, has always been grams and have gone from sitting in the back
arts. He describes his long-time friend as “one death of him when we first started working a performer. Once upon a time, Ken was part of row to standing and performing on stage…to be
who will tell you the truth without bending the together,” she said “I knew everything he’d a rock ‘n roll band called “The Maddics.” able to showcase yourself, that’s one thing, but
corners; and as one who is responsible. If he done had been so good I was afraid I couldn’t “They played pretty much the same songs as to bring it out in other people, especially young
tells you he’ll get something done, he’ll get it live up to his expectations. The truth is, he’s every other band around back then, but while (continued on pg. 14, see Ken)
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Ken keep up with rapid-fire changes in direc-

(continued from pg. 13) tion. “In the space of a minute, he can go
from poking good-natured fun at a kid
people…that’s something quite different.” from Pike County, to sharing an insight
A young person’s perspective into who kids are and what they’re going
Ken Bradbury impacts the lives of through, that you almost get whiplash
people with whom he interacts, young or old. from the sudden gear change.
But given the tenure of his teaching career “Having cultivated a relationship
and the length of his service to his with him of my own, I can tell you that
Performing Arts Camps, it’s safe to say his he has given me more self-confidence,
biggest impacts have been with young peo- but that growth in confidence hasn’t been
ple. for free. Rather than give out meaning-
Hannah DeLoche has worked with less compliments to kids at random, he
Bradbury since age nine, first as a PAC stu- waits until he sees something in them
dent, and now a college senior, she serves as that deserves a compliment. He also goes
a camp counselor. into every meeting with a new student
“Hanging out with KB is kind of like knowing that there is something worthy
hanging out with the emcee of an awards in them,” DeLoche said. And where the
show. There are times when you feel like older, more established PAC students and
some things are a little bit scripted, but at the counselors are concerned, there is ever-
same time you never know what he’s going present encouragement for them to be the
to say, or what’s going to happen next. best role models they can be for the
“And it’s always great to see the reac- younger students.
tions when new kids come to camp and meet As is the case with the older con-
Ken for the first time. Their reactions to him tributors to this article, DeLoche too rec-
are always the same, and always different at ognizes Bradbury’s expectations of
the same time. When you’re a kid and you excellence. “You may not be the lead
In 2007, Ken took a leisurely horseback ride with his family. His brother reports, “The family tries to mark each Thanksgiving
meet him for the first time at a performing actor on the stage, but if you’re there, he with a different activity, in order to preserve the memory.”
arts camp, it’s kind of intimidating at first, expects you to be the best supporting
because he’s so talented and so sarcastically actor you can be while you’re out there. intended to help improve the student’s per- ple. Ken Bradbury really is a teacher, author,
funny. But every kid leaves the camp know- You may not be the best dancer, but he still formance. He’s keenly aware of your faults playwright, musician, songwriter, lyricist,
ing that they’ve been cared for and that expects you to be the best dancer you can be and limitations, but he makes it no secret actor, director, entertainer, keynote speaker,
they’re individually known to him.” at that moment.” he’s also keenly aware of his own.” and mentor who really does (with little or no
DeLoche said campers and counselors “He can be critical,” DeLoche said. As for the question “Just who is sleep) work tirelessly for the benefit, enter-
alike have to stay on their toes in order to “But is not mean-spirited criticism. It’s Ken Bradbury anyway?” the answer is sim- tainment and benefit of others.

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Florence’s Philosophy: There is No Such Thing

as Luck….Everything Happens for a Reason
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Okay. So I’m on my way back fortune or for the favor that has been
to the office after returning from home on shown to me throughout my entire life.
my lunch break. I get inside the building As I look back over my existence, I am
and I realize I have left my office keys in deeply rooted in the belief that my life has
the cup holder in my truck, again. I sigh not been directed or left to occur by
and roll my eyes upward into my head. chance.
Now normally I would just say “to heck The little hairs rise up on the
with it,” forgo returning to my truck, and back of my neck when I observe a person
have one of my co-workers let me in the who has been blessed, yet attributes it to
door. But on this particular day, I thought this concept called “luck.” See, I have
differently. I take a deep breath, turn heard a few things about luck. One thing
around, and retrace my path back through I have heard is that it “runs out.” Another
the parking lot to retrieve those pesky thing I have heard is that it sometimes
keys. As I round the side of my vehicle, I comes hard, and so, is known as “hard-
look down and there, lying on the ground luck.”
outside my vehicle, is my bank debit card. Hence, with that said, I believe I
OMG….I immediately realized if I had will acknowledge a resource, or “power”
not followed that “little voice” that was (if you will) that is from everlasting to
within me, I would not have returned to everlasting and NEVER “runs out.” Too,
that vary location at that very moment, to I can rest assured that which could be per-
reclaim that “valuable” thing that ceived as “hard” can be made easier, if I
belonged to me. You know, I could have offer accolades (or praise, if you will) to
just been pure lazy and went on into the what or whom I believe to be the true
office instead of taking the extra time and source of my ultimate good fortune.
those few extra steps that revealed there Ladies and gentlemen, again,
was something, in that moment, that was this is one of my philosophies. I invite
actually more important than those keys you to have your own.
having been left behind. Once I picked
my card up, I rolled my eyes upward Peace & Blessings.
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enTerTainmenT Essay of the Weak by Robert L. Crowe

SPONSORED BY THE ILLINOIS AND TIMES MOVIE THEATRES- When I was in 6th grade we had birds such as…as…the whooping crane.
a writing project each week. During a For a change they also snack on flying
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tion was: If you had to be an animal, America…not Illinois or Iowa, but
Illinois Theatre times Theatre which would you be and why? Write the Honduras, and so on. The usual life span
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chose it. short, but they live fast and cover a lot of
Movie Movie
Time Time I asked, “Is a bird an animal?” territory. They feed on nectar of flowers,
Movie Movie
The teacher sighed and said, but pay no attention to those with less
Time Time “Don’t you remember that we studied than 10 percent sugar content. Hummers
the animal kingdom? There are five need a lot of sugar because they burn a
Phyla: mammals, reptiles, amphibians, lot of energy, 100 times that of an ele-
birds, and fish.” phant. During the night the bird’s
“I must have been absent that metabolism drops to 1/15 the day rate.
week. Does that mean birds are ani- The little wingers are tired. That seems
mals?” like a lot of hard work every day, so I
“Yes.” don’t think I want…”
2: High Voltage so much more, but viewers I took out some paper and I wadded the paper and threw it
should really know that this movie is not quickly wrote: Hummingbird. away.
your typical action film. The movie almost “I want to be a hummingbird I quickly wrote: Koala
seems to unfold more like a video game, because they are fast. They flap their “I would like to be a Koala.
which I think the directors may have wanted
wings eight – seventy times per second, Surprise! The Koala is not a bear. Ha!
audiences to think. It also has some ridicu-
lous story elements and carnage one might hover and look around for a while, then It is not a bear. The build-a-bear look-
see in a video game. All and all, Crank 2: take off at 35 miles an hour. They can fly alike weighs ten – twenty five lbs. and
High Voltage was very entertaining, but I use backwards, a neat trick not duplicated by lives in parts of Australia. I want to be a
the adjective ‘insane’ to describe this movie. other animals…or minerals. They are Koala because it is a cousin to a wombat.
CRANK 2: HIGH VOLTAGE So, if the first thing you think when you walk
Blu-Ray Edition New on DVD 09.08.09 the smallest of birds which is neat The koala lives almost entirely on euca-
in the video store is, “I want a really ‘insane’
(Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Efren Ramirez, Clifton movie.” then Crank 2: High Voltage is what
because they are a lot faster than big (continued on pg. 23, see Essay)
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exactly like last week's criteria for Gamer
Crank (2006) to return in Crank 2: High
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Voltage. This fact alone kept me from seeing
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The Power of A Father Dr. Paul Mach, Dn, nD, CCn

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build up our self esteem and make us feel like is involved in his children’s lives they can live many carcinogens and immune suppressing actions that we expose ourselves to and create every day.
we are worthy. a life of accountability and can carry a desire When all of these factors accumulate and interact together, it sets up the environment for disease to
When a father tells his daughter, to achieve great things. occur and cancer cells to proliferate.
"You are beautiful," it makes it easier for her But there is also power in the lack Your million dollar list of what causes cancer:
to love herself. When a father tells his son, "I of a father’s presence among his children. His 1. Poor diet: processed nutrient deplete foods, additives and chemicals, a diet lacking in 7-10 servings of
am proud of you," it makes it easier for him to absence can make a child feel like they are not vegetables/fruits per day (preferably raw and organic), consumption of high allergen foods such as dairy or wheat,
believe in himself. good enough or that they are unlovable. It can sugar, soda, hydrogenated oils, junk and fast foods.
2. Poor bodily toxic waste removal: constipation, inadequate water intake, sluggish liver, kidneys or bowel.
But a father’s words can also be cause them to think it is their fault that their
3. Sedentary lifestyle: lack of exercise.
damaging. His hurtful words can put tears in father is not around. It can cause self hatred or 4. Carcinogen exposure: firsthand or second hand smoke, lawn or household chemicals and residues, bug poisons, air
our souls and make us feel like we are failures. mistrust in others. pollution, junk food, vaccines, irradiated foods, chlorine & fluoride, radiation, tobacco, dental amalgams and factors
His negative words can cause us to believe we Some of us have been blessed with 5. Poor absorption & breakdown of food: leaky gut, digestive impairment (i.e. stomach, liver, gall bladder conditions)
will never be good enough. His words never wonderful relationships with our fathers, some 6. Emotions: guilt, fear, remorse, anger, boredom, loneliness, negative attitude.
spoken can keep us guessing if we are loved or of us not so wonderful, and others no relation- 7. Stress: whether real, imagined, or self imposed.
8. Chi or energy blockage: inactivity, structural damage, or spinal nerve impingement.
not loved. ship at all. But the good news is we all have
9. Genetic predisposition: hereditary weaknesses are a concern not a verdict.
When a father never tells his daugh- an opportunity to have an awesome relation- 10. Viruses, parasites, candida: These life forms if allowed to propagate are destructive to the body.
ter, "You are beautiful," she either believes she ship with our heavenly father. We do not have Take a look at the list, it really makes sense. If you remove stubbornness, conditioning, and
is not or she goes out into the world trying to to earn His love or be worried He will leave unreasonable false attachments, and truly look objectively you can’t help but realize that these aren’t
find someone who will tell her she is. When a us. We can wake up every morning feeling things you want as part of your daily life. Be proactive. Don’t just “walk” for a cure. Prevention is the
father never tells his son, "I am proud of you," safe and secure because He is there. He will best cure. Live Health. Avoid the problem in the first place. Acquisition of cancer is not our species’
it can create a void that the son tries to fill with never put us down or speak hurtful words to destiny if we treat our species the way our species should be treated.
the wrong things. us. He will guide us and direct us through We have health problems we continue to ignore and either figure it will A) go away or B)
There is power in a father’s touch every area of our life. His presence and love we cover it up with pills, potions and medications. These problems need to be addressed. If you do not
given to his children. A warm embrace can will be with us always because His word tells address these issues they are guaranteed to manifest themselves in your life somehow. Crisis is not the
soothe our woes and make us feel protected. us there is absolutely nothing that can separate optimum time to implement change. Address stress before it knocks you out. Confront your issues. Be
at peace with your soul. Be informed. Be strong. Make wise educated choices. Be powerful.
A hand held or a kiss given can let us know we us from His love.
are loved and everything is going to be okay So if we have or have had bad rela-
which is a feeling we can cherish forever. tionships with our fathers, now might be a
There is beauty in a child crawling
up into his or her father’s lap and snuggling
good time for us to forgive so we can move on
with our lives and stop living out of the hurt. THomson, mCneelY, CReWs,
beside him. There is joy felt when a father Yes the hurt is real, but we have to believe we
gives his child a big hug or a high five to let
them know I’m here for you.
can move past it with the help of God. We
need to realize there is no perfect earthly
HuRsT & THielen, P.C.
But there is also power in a father’s father. All fathers are human which means
touch not given to his children. When a father they are prone to make mistakes. But it can be
never lovingly embraces his child, it can cre- through the imperfections of our earthly Worker’s Compensation
ate a feeling of loneliness and a feeling of fathers that we can grow closer to our heaven-
being loved from a distance. When a child ly Father. There is only one PERFECT father
never feels the love of their father through a - God - and He is longing to pour out His love
physical touch like a hug or a hand held it can on His children.
Do you have a work related injury?

Walkers my money tree only so vigorously before the

(continued from pg. 14) leaves are gone and the bark starts falling off.
if you have been injured at work or if
Each citizen has not only the right but the your work causes you pain or discomfort,
(although I occasionally cop one of those responsibility to decide what causes to support.
aforementioned extra gifts like the vacuum We simply cannot assist everyone who needs then you very well may have a compensa-
tokens). We are out there doing our thing help and to give a nickel to everyone is not ble claim under the Workers’
because we passionately believe in Kiwanis helping anybody. We are all fully aware that
and it’s mission. Kiwanis is not at the top nor even cracking the Compensation laws of the State of
Hot 100 on everyone's list. From 8:00 to 9:00
a.m. on Saturday, September 19, I will once illinois
again be the target du jour in front of the
library. Now that I have revealed several of the
OUR CHILDREN! The motto for Kiwanis
traditional escape routes, I will be most inter-
International is "Serving the Children of the 226 West State Street
ested in seeing what ingenious new methods of Telephone Fax
World" and the Jacksonville club takes that
peanut circumvention our intrepid city 217.245.7148 217.245.0556
challenge very seriously! I gave a contribution
motorists will dream up. If you see me while
a few years back to an organization that ever
you are out, smile and say hello. I will do the
since that day has inundated my mailbox with
further fundraising appeals. They have spent
same. And if you decide against donating to
our cause, that's cool. But at least toss me
Dependable Results that Will
far more in postage and printing than they ever
received from me, and I am frankly less
another vacuum token. Help You Get Back on Your Feet
inclined to support them again. One can shake
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AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY - Ongoing cooler temperatures have continued to slow the crop maturity. Many reports of soybean aphids have also been received statewide.
There was a welcome break in rainfall statewide, with precipitation returning to normal levels after weeks of above average rainfall. Many farmers were able to take a
well deserved break with a trip to the Farm Progress Show as well. There were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork reported. Topsoil moisture was rated 1 percent very short,
10 percent short, 82 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. Corn dented was at 44 percent, well behind the five-year average of 84 percent. Corn was rated at 64
percent good to excellent and 27 percent fair, with 9 percent rated as poor or very poor. Soybeans were 7 percent turning yellow, also far behind the five-year average
of 42 percent. Soybeans were rated at 60 percent good to excellent; 31 percent rated as fair and 9 percent rated as poor or very poor. Temperatures statewide aver-
aged 64 degrees, 7.3 degrees below average. Statewide precipitation averaged .61 inches, 0.01 inch below average.

From the Fields Crop Progress Percents August 2nd

Corn - Percent Dough - Illinois 9/6
Crop Type This Week 8/30 Last Week 5-Year Average 2008
No rain for the week. Temps have warmed up
which is starting to show. Some fields beginning Corn:
Dough 86 78 94 98
to mature. All corn fields are showing a great deal
Dent 44 26 58 84
of anthracnose which can accelerate the loss of
Mature 3 2 4 31
stalk quality. Had a report of some of the tornado Harvested 1/ 1/ 1/ 3
damaged corn trying to be harvested.
Moisture was reported to be in the 38-40 range. To Setting Pods 98 91 99 100
the south of us there is some corn that is really dry- Turning Yellow 7 1 16 42
ing down. Harvest could start there before long. Shedding Leaves 1 1/ 2 15
Soybeans - Percent Setting Pods - Illinois 9/6

Soybeans are starting to mature depending on
Headed 81 80 99 99
variety. Looking at some fields I am not seeing the
Coloring 49 23 39 77
pod set I would like. Also it appears that seed size Mature 7 3 1/ 35
could be small. I hope I am proven wrong.
With the recent drop in crop prices I hear more that 3rd Cutting 78 70 88 91

haven't priced crop as those that have. These

prices make ACRE look good. Many who have 1/ Less than 1 percent.
been in the office are concerned over what input
costs will be for the coming year. Many are con-
Illinois Weather & Crops Illinois Weather & Crops (ISSN 0273-
cerned over seed prices and what alternatives will Corn - Percent Dented- Illinois Soybeans - Percent Setting Pods - Illinois
8635) is published weekly April-October, semimonthly in
be. We'll know that here shortly I'm sure. Some January, monthly in December, February and March and
wheat has been moving, but not as much as the three issues in November, by the Illinois Dept. of
Agriculture, USDA-NASS Illinois Field Office, Room 54,
past. If you are planting wheat be sure you order it
Department of Agriculture Bldg., 801 Sangamon Ave.,
as most will not be in an overstock position. Springfield, IL 62702. For information on subscribing, send
request to the above address. Periodical postage paid at
Springfield, Illinois. Postmaster: Send Address Change to
Till next week - Jon Freeman
Illinois Weather & Crops, P.O. Box 19283, Springfield, IL

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Cottage Delights
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Chocolate Dessert Pizza

Regrettably, the Little White
Cottage Catering Service will no longer be 1 roll chocolate chip cookie dough
providing food service to the Tattered Quilt 8 oz. softened cream cheese mixed with
tea room. I thoroughly enjoyed whatever
small part I played in the beginning of the tea
2/3 c. sugar
room. If you visited the establishment 1 small box instant chocolate pudding
because of the Cottage’s association, thank mixed with 1 ½ c. milk
Troy, our youngest son, is 11 years 1 small cool whip
old and is in Mrs. Worrell’s 5th grade class at
Our Saviour grade school. This summer, to ¼ c. chocolate chips, optional
give him a little responsibility, we had him
come to work at the Cottage on Mondays, 1. Press dough onto a 15" round stone or
Wednesdays and Fridays for a couple of pizza pan leaving an edge of about 1 ¼
hours. For fun, he clocked in and out just like
a real employee and helped out with watering
flowers and other similar chores. One day 2. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 min-
Justin, his older brother, was putting away utes. Allow to cool.
food items in the storage room and asked Troy
to help him. Troy said (very seriously)" Well,
3. Spread cream cheese mixture on
I’d like to but I’ve already clocked out". cooled cookie.
This recipe comes to you this week 4. Spread pudding on next, followed
from a good friend of ours, Tammy. She gave with cool whip.
it to me years ago and it is a family favorite.
the traditional birthday cake. He calls it his 5. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Troy wants it for his birthday cake instead of
"birthday cookie."

iTaLiaN REsTauRaNT
600 E. State St. - Jacksonville, IL
White Cottage
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Corner of north Prairie and Lafayette
C o f fe e & C o n e s
he Donut Place
Lunch: T-S. 11:00am - 2:00pm
217.243.1888 l
115 W. Lafayette
Dinner: T-Th. 5:00pm - 8:30pm
monday, september 21st

october 10th
F.-S. 5:00pm - 9:00pm Stuffed pork chops, dressing, oven roasted potatoes, corn
Closed Sunday & Monday casserole, oreo fluff.

tuesday, september 22nd
Spaghetti with meat sauce, homemade garlic bread sticks,
tossed salad, lemon cake.
Wednesday, september 23rd
218 W. Morton l Jacksonville, IL our popular individually bacon wrapped meat loaf filet,

mashed potatoes and gravy, seasoned green beans, home-
made roll watergate salad. order early!
thursday, september 24th
Corned beef and cabbage, buttered potatoes, crunch almond don’t forget our

butter muffin, warm apple cobbler.
friday, We are at the kC Hall $1.00 hamburgers, $1.25
daily lunch Specials!
Cheseburgers, and more...

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c/o Box 2A ft $395 per mo, and 527 sq ft 2000 DODGE 3500 RAM 4
The Source is currently taking applica- 205 E Morton Suite 6 $349 per mo. 20 yards off wheel drive, 75k miles, 1 ton
Jacksonville, IL 62650 Morton Ave., The Courtyard. dually white with 10’ rugby
tions for Independent Contractors to Call Andy for more info, landscaper bed with hydrolic
deliver newspapers in the City of COOk NEEDED for full serv- 217.370.2969 hoist and curtis snow plow.
Jacksonville. ice kitchen. Must be reliable. $11,900. 217.245.6227
Various days, nights, and week- ***kING RENTALS***
ends. Apply in person at 1 & 2 BR apartments. Call 217- MOTORCYCLES
Shepp’s Bar and Grill 111 E. 491.3853.
We require a valid driver’s license and 1986 HONDA GOLDWING.
Illinois, New Berlin

proof of insurance.
r c 77k miles. Loaded. $4900.

T he
S o u Please email:
REAL ESTATE 3 Bedroom house $550.
2 Bedroom apartment $275. 1
Bedroom mobile home $345. 2
Runs excellent. Please call
217.473.4614 Bedroom mobile for $355. PETS

Water and Trash included.
or call 217-243-3857 and leave your con- Please call 217.479.0297
tact information.
For Sale: MODULAR office/retail 1122 Veterans Dr.
HOME, 52’x28.’ This house 1750 SQ. ft Prime space
was bought new in 1996. Is in Morton Ave. Please call for
VERY GOOD condition. 3 more info. 217.243.8000
Bedroom, 2 Full bath (w/ gar-
den tub), Large dining and liv- LOCATE YOUR BUSINESS
YOUR PATHWAY TO ing room. Full Kitchen, kitch- or office in Historic Downtown
OPPORTUNITY enette & laundry room. Comes Jacksonville. Storefront space
for rent or sale @ 206 E State BICHON FRISE PUPPIES.
w/ central air, gas stove, refrig-
IS HERE! erator, washer, dryer, curtains, Street. $300 per mo + utilities. Ready to go. Vet checked intel-
shades, & bedroom outfit if Hardwood floors, original tin ligent dogs, no excessive bark-
Pathway wants YOU if you are wanted. This house must be ceiling, and finished ing, and non-shedding. Please
relocated when bought. basement. 217.245.4414 call 217.245.8430 or
an energetic, caring person and $36,000. Also will sell ONLY 217.248.8434
would like to assist individuals WITH HOUSE a 30’x16’ MISCELLANEOUS
who have developmental dis-
abilities. YOU can help us make
a difference in someone’s life. $ in these tough economic times,
could you use an extra

$ Diamond Building insulated,
heat & power, A $6000.- Value,
& a cyclone fence, A $2,500 -
value. Will sell all for $40,000.
ED. Serious written inquiries
WORk WANTED Certified
We are now accepting applica-
tions for QMRP, Residential
Aides and Assistant Teachers.
various work schedules are
$ to fill in the extra gaps?
There is NO recession
in this company!
$ OBO Phone 217.245.7061 or

only. C/O Source Box 1H, 205
E. Morton Suite 6, Jacksonville,
IL 62650

Nursing Assistant will give
compassionate care to elderly /
disabled. Excellent references.
$10/ hr. Call 217.245.2979

available. All positions require at

least a High School diploma or
G.E.D. Attractive benefit pack-
age is available to full-time
employees after 6 months.
$ We are looking for people like


Call 217-430-0147
$ 250 South Westgate
Open House. Sun 9/20 12:30 -
SILVERADO 1500 long bed,
black, 130,000 miles, 5 speed.
$3,300 OBO. Call
Viking sewing machine, stereo
system, and 17’ Bass Boat. For
more info, please call
Paid training. Apply in person 2:30 pm 1300 sq. foot, 3 217.245.2039
GRACE UNITED BDRM, 2 Full bath, dinning
at Pathway Services Unlimited METHODIST Church in room, living room, kitchen, full WANTED
in the Leschin Building on the Jacksonville, Illinois presently unfinished basement and 2 car
has opportunities for those
Community Park grounds.
interested in music ministry.
EOE. Positions are: Organist and
Director of Music in charge of
SALON is looking for 2 part-
chancel choir and/or praise
time hair stylists with some FOR RENT 1 BEDROOM For quality wrist watch-
band. Interested persons should
contact Richard Ommen,
clientele. Apply in person at Apartment. Please call es, pocket watches, gold
205 E Morton Ave #12 217.371.8275
217.245.5977; the church office
Jacksonville, IL 62650
& silver jewelry. Also look-
217.245.9521; or Pastor Mike
"WLDS-WEAI RADIO is seeking Fender at pastormike@jax-
BUSINESS OR Building for ing for old toys, military items
COMMISSION ONLY lease. 403 E Morton Rd. Call
an assistant news director.
SALES Rep. Fun, make your 217.491.1479 for more info. and other antiques. One piece
Experience required.
E-mail with
own hours, lots of potential for or whole house full.
self-starter. Send Resume in GREAT OFFICE SPACE for
Assistant News Director in subject rent! 880 sq ft, $585 per mo,
care of:
line. EOE." 368 sq ft $330 per mo, 840 sq
Source Newspaper
17 September - 23 September 2009 PAGE 23

Dean Traditional Flattop
Sept. 18 & Sept. 19
Marnico Village, 129 S
Sheppard Hire Our Team TO Clean
Weekly, Biweekly, and
monthly Cleaning
$250.00, Martin 0001XCE
$550.00 (with case), Conn
Valevue Acres neighborhood
garage sale. Three miles north
Marnico Ln., Fri Sept. 18, Sat
Sept 19, and Sun Sept 20. 8 am Auto Sales & Carpet Cleaning

Tenor Sax $550.00, Washburn

Acoustic Electric Packs
of Jacksonville on Hwy 78.
Many sales,many,many items!
- 5pm.
Salvage Yard l
Interior Window Cleaning
$250.00, Pair of Congas with Friday 4-7pm, Saturday 8am- SEPT 19TH 9:30 - 2PM
Reasonable Rates l Bonded & Insured
stand $250.00, Squire Mini 12pm GARAGE Sale 205 E Morton We Buy and Sell Used Cars l
Gift Certificates Available
Strat $75.00, Kramer Bass #9 Court Yard Plaza (next to Also Buy JUNK Cars,
$250.00, Hofner Mini Electric 1582 PORTUGESE HILL Smoke House). All clothes .50 Jacksoville Office
$125.00, Martin Backpacker RD. (turn on oak go past or less. Various items. Iron & Farm Machinery
available to serve you!
$150.00. Roland’s Trucking 1st house on
Over 100 used flutes, clarinets, right) September 21st -26th. As 217.488.6386
trumpets, saxes, and trombones things go new things will be
added. Lots of kids clothes, 217.488.6330 Jazzy Services, inc.
in stock, Reasonable prices. f r e e e s t i m at e s
baby, and up. Also lots of
Dave's Music, Winchester, IL
odds and ends.
217.836.7386 217-544-7872
62694 217-742-9255
175000 OLD ROUTE 54 - NEW BERLIN ReSiDentiAL & CoMMeRCiAL CLeAning

Classified Essay
(continued from pg. 17)
they can run 50 miles an hour for a long
time. They eat plants and leaves and live

Specials! lyptus leaves and that reduces the need for

a changing menu and recipes. It rests
in hot, wide-open spaces like Africa and
Asia. My favorite type is the Thompson’s
Gazelle because it is in the same family as
motionless 16 – 18 hours a day. I think the people who make Thompson’s Water

that’s what I’d like to do. The baby Sealer. Another favorite of mine is Grant’s
5 Lines for Just Koalas remain in the mother’s pouch for Gazelle because that answers the question

$5 or a regular up to 15 s!
six months. Wait. I don’t think I want to
live in a leather basket for six months.
about who, or what, is buried in Grant’s
tomb. But come to think of it I don’t like
There must be a better way to grow up.” real hot places or tombs, so I don’t think I
classified for just... So … I wadded the paper and want to…”
threw it away. As a wadded up the final piece of
I quickly wrote: Gazelle paper, the class was over and I felt sick as
“I want to be a gazelle because a dog.
PAGE 24 17 September - 23 September 2009

Your 15 Minutes Mindy Farmer Recognizes the Individuals that Make Our Community Wonderful.
When you walk past the ting the store together. This store prepara- how fellow employees will seek her out to her immediate family. She says her mom is
Jacksonville Walmart deli, Sue Ballinger’s tion gave Sue the opportunity to acquire say hello as she walks through the store. “a saint” and has been instrumental in help-
infectious grin is difficult to miss. As cus- new skills and she says that she “learned a Sue shared how one day last win- ing her through challenging times. Sue also
tomers come up to the counter to place an lot of things that I never dreamed that I ter a manager approached her and it was says her brother, Danny, “has her back.”
order, she greets them like old friends. It’s would ever have the knowledge to do.” “like getting called into the principal’s After her initial move, Sue found herself on
not uncommon to catch Sue asking how a Since the grand opening in March office.” She felt nervous, but was pleasant- her own for the first time since the age of
sick spouse is feeling, sharing a chuckle of 2008, Sue has ly surprised when twenty. She spent a great deal of time stay-
with someone, or complimenting a baby on enjoyed the vari- the manager told ing at home. Danny came over one day and
his sweet dimples. A twenty year veteran ety of working in her she was doing told his sister, “You need to get out of the
of food service, Sue has always enjoyed the deli, doing a good job, but house.” Sue realized he was right and has
interacting with customers and is a self- everything from they’d noticed that appreciated his honesty and support.
proclaimed “people person.” During the making sub sand- she looked down While adjusting to such a huge
twelve years she worked as a baker for wiches and sal- lately. They want- change at this point in her life is challeng-
Illinois College, “Baker Sue was the one to ads, stocking ed to check in with ing, Sue has decided to not “dwell on what
go see” for delicious cookies and Rice meats and her and see how I don’t have.” She’s found that “life goes
Krispie treats. cheeses, to she was doing. on” and has discovered new personal
While Sue is finding it easier to preparing fried When she strengths, developed stronger bonds with
smile now, the last couple of years haven’t foods. She jok- explained her situ- her family, and made new friendships
been the easiest. Following her separation ingly says her job ation, manage- through this experience. Sue loves spend-
from her husband, Sue returned to in the deli is a bit like being a bartender ment provided encouragement. They also ing time with her two children, Brittney
Murrayville after living in Jacksonville for because of the opportunity to interact with helped make her family’s Christmas special and Bryce, and their dog, Bowdog. She
twenty-five years. She needed to transition so many different people, something she by providing funds to shop for gifts. explains that she doesn’t focus on the past,
to full-time work and decided to apply at clearly takes pleasure in. Sue feels that Experiences such as this are the reason Sue but is thankful for her two wonderful chil-
the new Walmart Supercenter. Initially, the Walmart “has been a good thing for me” considers her fellow employees her dren and the good times she had over the
store was just concrete floors and bars with because of the relationships she’s built “extended family.” years. Sue says that, “everybody gets dealt
no signs, lights, or shelves. Employees there. The comaraderie amongst employees Returning to her hometown of bad hands, but I give it to the Lord. I live in
worked from January through March put- means a great deal to Sue, and she loves Murrayville has also brought Sue closer to the minute.”

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