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24 September - 30 September 2009 Vol. 2 Issue 47 FREE
Brexton Hall with his sons Owen (L), and Connor (R).
Photo by Marcy Patterson. Full story on pg. 9.
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Reese Family
Chiropractic, Doctor
Doug and Dee Dee JACKSONVILLE STORIES by Buford Green 3
Reese, recently pre- STANDING TALL AT A SHORT GAME by Roger Deem 5
sented the Jerica L. CHURCH TALK by Ken Bradbury 6
Klocke Educational DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH INSURANCE Submitted by Brent Bordenkircher 7
Scholarship to their
after school worker
Courtney Daniels.
LOST IN TRANSLATION by Camber Carpenter 11
Jerica Klocke, a mem- TRIOPIA HOMECOMING COURT 11
ber of the Reese PUTTING THE COMMUNITY BACK IN COLLEGE by Cori Pate 12-13
Family Chiropractic FLORENCE’S PHILOSOPHIES by Trev Florence 15
Circle: Jerica L. Klocke. From L - R: Michele Daniels, Courtney Daniels, Jack Daniels, Lacey Summer of 2007 and ENTERTAINMENT: Movie Review by J. Sabetti & Theatre Listings 17
Jones, Kristen Lane, Rhodora Pursely. Bottom Front: Dee Dee Reese and Dr. Reese.
a student at SIU ON CAMPUS 18
Edwardsville, died in a
motorcycle accident in the fall of 2007. The Reese family, to assist in honoring Jerica, her fam-
ily, and her service to their family, established the scholarship in 2008.
AGRICULTURE: Words from Jon Freeman and the Crop Report 20
The 2009 recipient, Courtney Daniels has been a member of the Reese Team for the past year COTTAGE DELIGHTS: Stories and Recipes from Georgia Stout 21
as their after school worker. Courtney, the daughter of Michele and Jack Daniels, has an CLASSIFIEDS 22-23
extensive history with Reese. She regularly attended appointments that her Mother Michele YOUR 15 MINUTES 24
had with Doctor Reese. When they had an after school opening, there was no question in BACK PAGE BUSINESS: Briefs and Announcements 24
Doug Reese’s mind. “I wanted Courtney in my office. She had spent an extensive amount of
time here, and we had watched her grow up.” Courtney, who was presented the scholarship
last week in a small ceremony said, “I was shocked that I was given this. When I walked in
and saw my parents there, I knew something was going on. I am very excited because this
staffMembers Vol. 2 Issue 47
will pay for my books.” Daniels, a Lincoln Land Community College Student studying occu-
pational therapy, explained she loved working at RFC. “The atmosphere here is wonderful. I
enjoy helping patients and know how much Doctor Reese has helped my Mom.” TROY MITCHELL
Doctor Reese explained, “Dee Dee and I see this as an opportunity to give back to our com- NATALIE ROWE
munity and help someone who is deserving while honoring the memory of Jerica.” Managing Editor

Crime Stoppers of Morgan and Scott Counties is seeking
information to assist the Jacksonville Police Department into
their investigation several recent incidents of damage to prop-
erty in and near the downtown area of Jacksonville.
Change of KIM KING
Classified Department/Outside Sales

On Saturday, September 12, 2009, the owner of a construction business with offices located at Water and
Mauvaisterre, reported that a window on the business had been broken on the east side of the building.

The owner reported that several windows on that side of the business have been broken lately. The owner ­
of a residence in the 200 block of East Beecher reported that they heard their dogs barking at approxi-
mately 7:35PM on Saturday, September 12, 2009, and then heard a crash at their front door. They went We’ve Moved! BOB BRADNEY
to the front door and discovered it had been kicked open. The victim reported that there was a white ROGER DEEM CORI PATE
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“a guy dressed in black” had just kicked in the door and fled southbound. The victim checked the area 205 E. Morton Ave., Ste 6
for the person who had described, but was not able to locate anyone. When the victim returned, they
found that the two had also left the area. It has not been determined if the two are witnesses to the inci-
dent or suspects.

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front door glass had been broken. The glass was struck several times with a metal bicycle peg. At
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By most standards, the Prairie Land State Department of Mental Health for areas round with memorabilia from the era fea- take advantage of the annual proceedings.
Steam Show and Fall Festival Days have no longer needed for use by what was then the tured. Hank Pool is the current show
come a remarkably long way in its relatively Jacksonville State Hospital. Seventeen acres Another large barn was donated by chairman. He describes his duties as “putting
short history to where it is now one of the at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and W. Kerry Freesen and moved to the Prairie Land things together and get everyone pulling
most popular and well attended annual events Michigan Ave., in South Jacksonville, were grounds in 1991. together.”
in a big part of the state. soon turned into what are now the Prairie The list of additions to the grounds Retired after working for 45 years
The Prairie Land show and festival Land grounds that include what seems like in recent years remains long. at Mobil Chemical and Pactiv, Pool lives
will attract well over 10,000 visitors, barring almost yearly additions to the buildings and The original Liberty Methodist across the street from the grounds.
inclement weather, this coming weekend as grounds. Church located west of Jacksonville was in “I just like messing around with this
organizers mark 40 years in the business of The move from the fairgrounds and disrepair and ready for demolition before old stuff,” he said recently. “I want to see it
keeping old-fashioned farming and machin- the former Lewis Elevator site in Jacksonville Prairie Land, in 1994, moved it six miles progress and not go downhill. I was raised on
ery methods alive for generation after genera- quickly began and in 1975, a real steam loco- cross country to the grounds. It was refur- a farm near Meredosia and we used horses to
tion. motive driven train was purchased from New bished and is used for church services and farm at the time.”
Patty Anderson heads up the Salem State Park. That train and approxi- other activities today. Archie Brockhouse, also retired
Jacksonville Area Convention & Visitors mately one mile of track remains one of the A period general store and a farm after a long career at National Starch in
Bureau, which helps promote such events. Meredosia, has been with the group for about
She puts it simply, “This event is the biggest 35 years and he remembers the progression of
in Jacksonville on an annual basis. It fills the the show.
hotels and restaurants every year. Between “We had our first show at the fair-
this and the Car Cruise (which is sometimes grounds and it was too crowded to display
held on the same weekend), close to 20,000 everything we had,” he said. “We started with
people will be visiting Jacksonville.” maybe 40 people volunteering. Now, we have
That figure virtually doubles the a membership of about 300 families. We are
permanent population of the city. not-for-profit and dues are only $10 a year per
This year’s event will be Friday family.
through Sunday, September 25-27, and the “We believe that no matter how
schedule is packed as usual, with a full range young or how old, you can always learn. We
of demonstrations and exhibitions, most of keep adding stuff, both programs and build-
which have to do with farming as accom- ings. That means more work, but everyone is
plished almost a century ago. always willing. We probably have 1,500 peo-
The story of how Prairie Land came ple here on Friday, which is for school kids
to be is one of dedication and perseverance from surrounding areas. We have a field full
from a small group of people who were deter- of buses, with the kids mostly elementary age.
mined to make sure future generations did not Some of the teachers give out assignments for
forget how farming was done well before the kids to research and give reports on things
their time. from the festival.”
Linda Berry and other Prairie Land A five-acre corn maze is among
historians have put together a timeline that new attractions this year.
shows how the event started with a somewhat Everyone involved with Prairie
meager beginning in 1969 and has not Land points to Pat Kenny as the original
stopped growing on an annual basis. dreamer for such an endeavor.
A group of people interested in pre- The Prairie Land Steam Show and Fall Festival will be held for the 40th time this coming weekend, Sept. 25-27, on “Pat had the original dream,” said
serving antique farm machinery and steam the spacious grounds at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and W. Michigan Avenue in South Jacksonville. A variety of Brockhouse of Kenny, who passed away sev-
demonstrations and exhibitions are on the schedule. Shown are several of the barns, museums and a period church
engines met to talk about saving such venues eral years ago. “Bill Rees was also involved
and school, as well as a steam train. (Photos courtesy of Abby Walker)
in an annual public presentation. The group from the beginning.”
established a farm machinery museum at the favorite attractions to this day. and home museum are also now permanent Kenny Winter is one of only a
Morgan County Fairgrounds, with most of the A number of major projects were grounds attractions. A long-ago one-room handful or less of the charter members who
equipment put on display owned by Pat completed in the next two years, including school house is now a popular attraction. A got the ball rolling 40 years ago and are still
Kenny and Milford Rees. The shows were three buildings totaling over 13,000 square spacious meeting room and office building, involved.
held at the fairground from 1969 through feet and new water lines. By 1984, the first which has recently had a rest room added, “I don’t know for sure how many
1974, when it became apparent to organizers “Gas Up Engine Show” that invites owners of came in the 1990s and serves as the headquar- there were who were charter members, but I
that a bigger, more suitable area would be gas engines of any type was held. ters. can only think of about three more who are
needed for growth. A huge barn on the grounds, previ- Anyone keeping score can quickly still around,” he said. “Pat Kenny doesn’t get
The Prairie Land Heritage Museum ously used to house dairy cows when the see that the approximate 17 acres greeting recognized enough. He was the one who got
Institute was chartered by the state in 1973, State Hospital was almost self-sustaining and organizers has grown from a mostly vacant, everything going. He put a lot of money into
with Kenny the first President and William much larger, was cleaned and remodeled. unused agricultural area that has been put to this. He wanted to see this museum, and he
Rees the first Vice President. The then 96 Another building was built to house the sta- good use. Much of the donated land is now and four others put $10,000 in at the begin-
members quickly set about meeting with state tionary engines and in 1989 all wooden build- rented out as farm land. ning, and there were some others who put in
officials to obtain state property for use as ings on the grounds were stripped, repaired While word of the Prairie Land suc- money at the start.”
expansion. and repainted. Electricity was installed to cess story has grown considerably as shown Winter is still involved but not as
With Kenny and others beating the accommodate a quickly expanding flea mar- by attendance figures, at least two of the cur- much as he was a few years ago when he got
bushes for state approval, the museum in ket. Plans soon began for the construction of rent movers and shakers are somewhat sur- out of the antique tractor business. “I have
1975 got a lease on 180 acres of land from the permanent museums that are packed year- prised that more people don’t know about and (continued on pg. 4, see Prairie Land)
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Prairie Land
(continued form pg. 3)

Challenges you to cooked the beans for too many years, so I will be
there,” he said.
“Pat instigated this whole thing, and he
recycle the earth! spent days in Springfield going from office to office
to get this land. I think he would be really pleased at
how it has grown. Pat was also definitely against the
Clean Screened alcohol (on the grounds) and he was very much for
Black Dirt
having Friday as kids day, at no cost.”
$ PeR Linda and Al Berry have handled the large
O OP flea market on the west end of the grounds for sev-
BIG SC eral years and the festival is a favorite of those who
are on a flea market circuit.
“We have about 200 vendors for the flea
market, and the craft barn has 22 or so,” she said. “It
The George Waters Memorial Railroad, also known as the Prairie Land Express, runs on a track
is one of the biggest around. There is a regular cir-
approximately one mile long on the grounds. The real steam engine and passenger cars, as well
cuit, and we have a lot of repeats. They want their as a depot and water tower, were moved to Prairie Land from New Salem in 1975. Also in the pho-
own spots back most of the time. I am amazed at tograph are a period school and church on the grounds in South Jacksonville, as well as a variety
how many turn out each year, and we have calls of antique farm machinery.
Fresh right up to the last minute.”
Pool and Brockhouse agreed that, on a
$ PeR
good weather weekend, the festival will attract
between 12,000 and 15,000, including Friday’s kids
“Our event is one of the biggest, if not the
biggest, and we get a lot of comments from around
the state,” said Brockhouse.
“A lot of good people are involved in this
and they do a lot of work but we have a lot of fun
times, and it is a good family activity. If this (Prairie
Driveway Rock Land) didn’t exist, there would be a lot of houses

right here and a lot of the machinery would be in the
$ PeR scrap yard. We hear from people that we are keeping

OOP old farming alive.”
BIG SC Pool, in days and weeks leading up to the
event, makes a number of stops promoting Prairie
Land, and said he is sometimes surprised at the
reception he receives.
“We do some advertising in trying to get The steam engine-driven train and passenger cars are among the popular attractions at the 40th
out to more people, and you would be surprised that annual Prairie Land Steam Show and Fall Festival Days scheduled for Sept. 25-27.
some people from not too far away don’t know we
Hardwood exist,” he said. “I have always said this is the biggest thing out- the Car Cruise being held on the same weekend some years, but
side the state fair west of Springfield. It gets bigger and bigger the city could bring in more money if they were held on separate
.95 every year. We have made the grounds 200 feet bigger by moving weekends. I don’t think it hurts us.”
$ PeR
a fence out further in the alfalfa field. From that humble beginning, Prairie Land has accumu-
“The grounds are used for a lot of other events, includ- lated quite an operation that even Pool and Brockhouse can’t put
ing Halloween, Easter egg hunt, a very big consignment sale and a number on.
a circus. It has had remarkable growth in 40 years, and the cost is “We did an inventory a few years ago,” said
still very reasonable, at $5 for all three days and children under Brockhouse. “I can’t tell you what we came up with (in terms of
12 admitted free. monetary worth), but if I knew, it would be impressive. That old
“It is both surprising and disappointing that some peo- cow barn was once appraised at over $1 million, and we have
ple don’t know about us. I personally don’t have anything against probably the best restrooms around.”

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Standing Tall at a Short Game by Roger Deem
Marshall Chevrolet
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Church Talk by Ken Bradbury

I used to peace of Christ.” Of course, few folks
worry about trav- actually do this, but it’s a good icebreak-
eling into a foreign er. No, no, I’m not against this recent
land without addition to the traditional liturgy, espe-
knowing the lan- cially considering the fact that it’s the
guage. Then my first trip overseas taught only change most liturgies have had since
discount parts, sales and service me two things: the Reformation, but I must admit that it
phone: 217.245.2650 1. Americans are among the few national-
seems a bit redundant.
Jeannette and Don sat behind me
Harley-Davidson sales and service ities in the world who speak only one lan-
in church and I chatted with them when
400 W. Morton Ave Jacksonville, IL
l guage. Most folks you run into will know
they came in. After we sat down we spent
enough English to direct you to the near- est restroom or pub, and...
another five minutes shooting the breeze
before the prelude began. I saw them up
2. After only a day in France or Italy you town, and last night we talked. I emailed
will have invented your own form of Jeannette this week. And now we’re
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Peace of Mind.” menical free-for-all and sometimes
Jacksonville, IL 243.0525 The typical American Christian becomes
completely tongue-tied when it comes to requires four or five polite requests by the
mouthing the “p” word. Pray. It’s as if pastor to please be seated so we can get
we’re saying, “You know what I mean, out of here in time to beat the
but I don’t want to actually come out and Presbyterians to the restaurant after
say it in public.” church.
I have a dear friend who resides “We will now receive our tithes
in that wild and woolly retreat for senior and offerings.” In the first place, we’re
citizens, Knollwood Retirement Center. giving at this point and not receiving, and
She is not Norman Rockwell’s picture of what exactly is the difference between a
anyone’s grandma. If the thought comes tithe and an offering? Yes, I know that
to her mind, then there’s no filter of polit- tithes denote some sort of regular, preor-
ical correctness to smooth off the rough dained donation, but aren’t all tithes
edges and she says what she thinks offerings?
...well…without thinking. She wasn’t Maybe just a short glossary
feeling well and had missed a couple of inside the front cover of the bulletin
meals when I went to visit her. One of the would be a help to first-timers.
other ladies on her floor stuck her head in “Join us for fellowship after the serv-
the door to check on her well being and ice.”
left by saying, “I’ll be thinking about …The donuts are good.
“Development committee.”
My friend turned to me and said,
…Man, we’re broke.
“What the hell does that mean? My cat
thinks about me, too. What I need is “contemporary Service.”
prayer!” I love it. …We bought a drum set.
Another phrase that might con- “traditional Service”
fuse the casual visitor to an American
…Some of us don’t like drums.
church. “Please turn around and greet
one another.” “Please leave your offering in the plate
At some point in many of by the door.”
today’s services we have a “greeting …We’re trusting you on this one.
time.” Some churches make it easy for “responsive reading.”
you and tell you what to say, “Tell them …Well, sort of.
that God loves them,” or “Give them the
(continued on pg. 9, see Church)
24 September - 30 September 2009 PAGE 7

Do You Have Enough Insurance -
and the Right Type?
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C O M M U n I T Y C A L E n DA R Community News & Bulletins...
Jacksonville Area Senior Center Schedule This Year’s Braille Car Rally
- Community Park Open Tue - Thu 9:00 by Mindy Farmer
am - 4:00 pm handicapped accessible.

Jacksonville Fire Department Raffle - On October 3rd, the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired will con-
tickets for a pink fire hat with proceeds tinue a tradition dating back the early 1960s. The Braille Car Rally will pair local
to benefit the Mia Ware Foundation. For business owners, as well as ISVI staff, with visually impaired students to com-
more info, please call 245-2174. plete a challenging 40 mile course. Visually impaired navigators will receive
directions for the course in Braille and act as navigators to sighted drivers. The
Red Cross Training for September 2009 - sighted drivers will not be able to view the map and are entirely dependent on
CPR and First Aid Training in their partners for directions. Cars will leave at staggered times and are only “rac-
September. Pre-registration and pay- ing” the clock. The first team to arrive at their destination closest to the pace Above: Last years participants line up in preparation for the race. Below: An ISVI stu-
ment is required prior to the training car’s time wins and receives a trophy. dent reads directions to his driver in last year’s event. Photos courtesy of Marsha
date. For more info, please call 243- Dan Thompson, an educator at ISVI, fondly remembers attending the Schoth.

6641. Braille Car Rally as a small child. He loved going out to the school parking lot
to explore the exciting, new cars brought by local car clubs. The event began in
David Strawn Art Gallery - Sept. 5-27 at the early 1960s and continued until the late 1970s. Thompson revived the event
331 W. College Ave. For more info, in 2000 and hopes to see it become an enduring community event. He believes
please call 243-9390. the Rally provides an excellent opportunity to build positive connections
THU, 24 SEP between students and community members.
Drivers will meet up at 11:30 am to enjoy a sack lunch with their high
6:30pm Beginner 7:30 Regular County school-aged navigators and to create a plan of action. The race will begin at ISVI
Line Dance Class JHS. at 1:00 pm and a picnic for participants will follow at Nichols Park. Community
FRI, 25 SEP members are invited to support the event by bringing classic or new cars to the
ISDV parking lot for participants to explore before the race. Anyone who would
7:00pm Alcoholism/Suicide Awareness like to join a team as a driver is also welcome. Participant gas for the event will
Speaker at Eclectic Art Gallery, 68 E. be reimbursed and a standard background check is required. Contact Dan
Central Park Plaza, the presentation is Thompson at 217.343.4434 or Marsha Scoth at 217.479.4404 to participate.
free and open to the public.
SAT, 26 SEP Awareness Speaker at Eclectic
10:00am Family Day Concert at Illinois
College’s Rammelkamp Chapel. Nationally-acclaimed inspirational speaker, Shawn Karsten, will share
the riveting story of his journey “From Pain to Purpose” at Eclectic Art Gallery,
10:00am - 2:00pm Ladies Day - sponsored
68 E. Central Park Plaza, at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25. The presentation is free
by Simply Unique Styles at 205 E.
and open to the public.
Morton Ave. #9. Bring 2 box/canned As a child, Shawn Karsten proudly watched his Emmy award-winning
food items for the food drive and receive dad on ESPN every weekend and spent school vacations hanging out with his
20% off your clothing total. For more sports heroes. But that boyhood fantasy life collapsed during Shawn’s high school
info, please call 371-7660. years when he realized his dad was an alcoholic and that his alcoholism was spi-
7:30pm "Soaring Sounds" at Illinois raling out of control. Local gossips and national media swarmed as Shawn’s dad
College’s Rammelkamp Chapel.
lost his job, his reputation, and, ultimately, took his own life.
Shawn’s life derailed in the years following his father’s suicide.
SUN, 27 SEP Paralyzed by grief and guilt, Shawn’s college career skidded to a halt; the promising student and varsity basketball player began abusing both
2:00pm Golf ball drop at Jacksonville alcohol and drugs. But no drug was strong enough to block Shawn’s pain.
Community Park.
Two years after he buried his father, Shawn made a decision that would change his life and help countless other people: he decided to
tell his story. “Shawn compels every member of the audience to realize that their life, their ability, and their voice can make a difference in the
world,” says a teacher who heard Shawn speak at North Chicago Community High School.
His recent audiences include the America’s Promise Alliance and the National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere.
4:30pm - 8:00pm Teaching Children with An audience member from the Huntington’s Disease Society of America notes, “Shawn’s engaging, conversational style makes each audience
Autism Spectrum Disorders at Hamilton's member feel as if he’s speaking only to them. When he opens the door on his memories, he touches every heart in the room.”
110 NE, Reservations required. To learn more about Shawn Karsten, visit Direct questions about his Sept. 25 appearance at Eclectic Art
Gallery to 217-883-3511.
7:00pm Celebrating Great Taste Cooking
Show at Hamilton's 110 NE. For reser-
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Twyford BBQ Wins Grand Champion at
Quincy, IL “Smoke on the River”

Quincy, IL September 12, 2009: Randy & Marla Twyford of Twyford
Sunday, 1 October
BBQ & Catering of Jacksonville, IL took away Grand Champion honors at the
6:30pm Beginner 7:30 Regular County
2009 Quincy Exchange Club, “Smoke on the River” BBQ contest. Twyford’s beat
Line Dance Class JHS. out 39 other teams at this Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned contest. This
is the second consecutive year Twyford has taken home the Grand Champion tro-
phy from this contest. Along with the Grand Championship, they won 1st place
Friday, 2 October in the chicken and pork categories.
5:00pm Downtown Gallery Hop The contest was held September 12, 2009 on the riverfront in Quincy,
Downtown Jacksonville. Exhibits con- IL. The couple will be competing next month in the invitational and open con-
tinue through end of the month. tests at the American Royal in Kansas City, MO.
Randy Twyford happily, and gracefully accepts the Grand Championship Trophy from last week’s

competition in Quincy, IL. Photo courtesy of Randy Twyford.
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Church ing of worship has little to do with the
(continued from pg. 6) particular pew in which we’ve plopped
our fanny. I’m reminded of the story of
“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord.” the little boy who was asked to pray
…Just don’t let it get out of hand. before the family meal. The boy mumbled
“it’s so good to see a crowd today.” a prayer, after which his father said, “I
couldn’t understand what you were say-
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Lost in Translation: Camber Carpenter Shares Her Experiences Living Abroad
by Camber Carpenter

With the possible exceptions of ing a few comedies and tragedies in an students from causing bodily harm to wrong tone and instead of ordering a
a severed chicken head on the dinner easily understood and musical manner. themselves or others. I love it. I know number four, I ordered Death.
table and a recent monkey attack, noth- For example, Macbeth is a rock star who I’m fortunate to be employed at all; much Fortunately, they did not give me death.
ing in China has scared me. kills his enemies with an inflatable elec- less doing something I’m passionate At least not in the short-term.
I moved to Hong Kong last year tric guitar. We stay as true to the Bard’s about. My local friends are the best
in an attempt to make meaning of my original script as possible. The Hong The job is great, but simply liv- teachers. They like to teach me foul lan-
life, which at the time consisted of acting Kong government commissioned us to ing here trumps all and has been a better guage. When I try it out, they recoil and
as a butler for my sister and brother-in- write and perform a show about Internet education than I ever could have paid for. say, "The Penguin shouldn’t say that!"
law in South Bend, Indiana. While it may piracy and how no one should ever do it. On my first day, I ate chicken feet and ox Learning the language is most
seem impossible to move up from such a I wanted us to dress as pirates, but appar- stomach. Later on, I tried cow lung, useful in not getting ripped off by mer-
situation, the admittedly rash decision to ently that would be lost in translation. which is definitely as disgusting as it chants. I take my laundry out. At the
resettle in a foreign country has proved to I’ve lost much and offended many in sounds. But by far the best is my attempt beginning, when all I could do was grunt,
be a step up in nearly every aspect of life. translation, but I will get to that later. at learning the language: Cantonese. point, and smile, they seemed to charge
Nothing ever groomed me to Last year, the TIE team performed at Cantonese is one of about seventeen me about $9US. Now that I have the
live in Asia. I spent my first 18 years in about 90 different schools, about 1000 Chinese languages. Mandarin is the one basics of Cantonese down and can say
Jacksonville. Like everyone, I always students per show. With those kinds of the government wants everyone to use, flattering things to the laundromat
enjoyed a nutritious meal at Best Buffet. figures, I should not have been surprised but Hong Kongers don’t seem to care and employees, the average cost is around
However, the sugared donuts there were when late one night two teenage girls stick with Cantonese, which is much $4US.
about as far into But of course,
Chinese culture as I the best thing about
ever delved. being able to speak
Learning that no Cantonese is the
one in China actual- increased ability to
ly eats those things communicate on a
may have been the deeper level with
biggest disappoint- locals, especially
ment of the move. with the handsome
But I digress. men. I have one
After grad- friend who looks just
uating from JHS in like Elvis, only
2003, I continued Chinese. He’s also a
not being Asian by magician and speaks
attending South French. Obviously, a
Dakota State catch on all counts.
University. Even Unfortunately, Elvis
during a year-long doesn’t quite grasp
"study abroad" in the concept of sar-
New York City, I casm, which makes
rarely ventured into communication quite
Chinatown, due to difficult, as that is
an irrational fear of Chinese New Year, with a Lion dancer. As the Penguin. my most fluent lan-
the Chinese mafia. guage.
After graduating from college armed stopped me in the middle of a busy street, older and more difficult for English I found a number of friends at
with two seemingly useless degrees in shouting, "Penguin! You’re the penguin!" speakers to learn. It is a tonal language, Juggling Club, where I have the rare dis-
English and French, I pretended to move over and over. Indeed, I am the Penguin. meaning that one word can have up to tinction of holding the most stable and
to Chicago to find a job in theatre. Three The Antarctic character has made it into nine different meanings depending on normal job out of the crew. At church, I
weeks and several failed auditions later, a the new school year, reincarnated with a which tone (high, high rising, high befriended the organist and now I sing
company in Hong Kong called and better suit, a message about endangered falling, mid, low, low rising, low falling, with him and his band at a wine bar,
offered me a job as a Theatre in species, and tap shoes. The new season and apparently two more that I don’t often in Cantonese. The audience reac-
Education performer. Two weeks and also includes the ambitious show ‘100 know and definitely can’t differentiate). tion is always overwhelming. They cheer
much convincing of the parental units as Movies in 1 Hour,’ the title explains it all. For instance, tong can mean soup, pain, when I start singing and erupt several
to the validity of the job later, I moved. I write the shows and collaborate on writ- trash can, or sugar, depending on the times during any given song.
Many invasive people ask me ing and recording the music for them. tone. Connecting all this back to
what I’m actually doing in Hong Kong. Writing and performing the I view my earnest attempt to Jacksonville is easier than it may seem.
The answer is multifarious. The main shows is the main event, but I also have learn Cantonese as my contribution to My interest in foreign language and cul-
component of the job is to perform orig- the opportunity to assist direct youth per- mend the often strained US-China rela- ture began at JHS with Mrs. Suzanne
inal English language musicals at schools formances. Students aged 5 to 18 are tions. So far, it’s working, but with a few Verticchio, the venerable French teacher.
all around the city. One show, cleverly selected and placed in various perform- glitches. I first mastered numerals. In my French has little, or rather no resem-
called "Oops, I Killed A Penguin," deals ance groups. I choreograph dances, help elation, I went to McDonalds, where I blance to Cantonese, except that the
with environmental issues. Another is with vocal solos, explain new vocabu- knew I could order by number. I went French phrase "comment allez-vous?"
akin to a Shakespeare Abridged, cover- lary, or physically restrain the "energetic" with a #4, but apparently I used the (continued on pg. 11, see Camber)
24 September - 30 September 2009 PAGE 11

Camber (continued from pg. 10) being a lawyer. I can’t imagine how
Triopia’s Homecoming Court
miserable I’d be.
(how are you doing?) sounds exactly Of course I would be remiss
like Cantonese for ‘I’m going to beat up not to mention my parental units. Eddie
a tiger.’ It’s actually just an interesting and Sandra Carpenter, though initially
linguistic coincidence, but my concerned about my impulsive decision
Cantonese friends like to pretend to to move to Hong Kong, have been the
speak French with it. Again, I digress. most supportive of parents. They visited
Learning French under the masterful me in July, braving the 16 hour flight
tutelage of Madame Verticchio widened and excruciatingly hot temperatures.
my world view and made learning other They even managed to use chopsticks
languages much easier than it is for without dropping squid on themselves
monolingual people. too many times. I was proud. They’re
Another major component of also the most avid readers of my web
my job here is musical - from writing blog, which I will now shamelessly
the music for the shows, to recording it plug:
and performing it. For several songs, I There, you can be dazzled by many
play the trumpet; a skill wholly devel- more pictures and read more in-depth
oped in Jacksonville with the able guid- observations about cultural differences
ance of John Hume, Steve Jones, and such as drinking aloe juice and the mas-
Chuck Groce. These men, all fine musi- culinity of Hello, Kitty.
cians, pushed me on the musical path. I never would have admitted it Triopia’s Homecoming dance will be held on Saturday, September 26, from 7 – 10 P.M. with the coronation being
John used to force me to sing during my at the time, but I was lucky to grow up held at 7:15 P.M. Admission to the coronation is $5 per person. Senior King and Queen candidates (L - R) Tim
trumpet lessons. I hated that - now I get in Jacksonville - a town ripe with talent- Wise, Randi Huey, Jacob Fricke, Jessica Meyer, Payden Barrett, and Logan Joehl.
paid for it. ed, intelligent, and quietly inspiring
My interest in theatre, the key people. I can’t pinpoint one particular
element of my current job, began in person or experience that fully ignited
Jacksonville. Ken Bradbury started it my nomadic spirit, but it definitely hap-
when I was very young; Richard pened in Jacksonville; a fortunate com-
McCoy nurtured and encouraged it later bination of parents, teachers, directors,
at JHS. Without these two, I may have and Best Buffet donuts.
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Jan Terry: Putting the Community Back in College by Cori Pate
Jan Terry, Lincoln Land Community learning all day long.” “I asked him which of the jobs had This department would strive to make
College’s Executive Director for the Beardstown Since most Americans dislike their never been done before,” Terry stated with a a data-driven document that described wha
and Jacksonville locations, took the long way to jobs, Terry felt lucky that she loved hers and smile. Always ready for a challenge, she wanted worked at LLCC based on data kept about stu
arrive at her current position. Through working could help others find careers they enjoyed. She something new and exciting. The Vice President dent successes. This way, the school would have
at various jobs both at the college and elsewhere, was also excited to be in contact with healthcare explained to her that the job in placement testing solid proof of the benefits of education at LLCC
she realized what a gem LLCC was and contin- providers and hospitals because she had origi- was new because
ues to strive to make it even better. nally planned to be a geneticist and eventually a they were beginning
Terry graduated from Springfield High doctor. to convert from
School and earned her Bachelor’s degree from Barnes Jewish Hospital was often one paper and pencil test-
Illinois State University, where she soon after of her clients and they had an opening as the ing to electronic
was employed as a teacher. She then moved to Director of Staffing for Critical Care. Terry computer testing.
Alton and taught at a public school through the decided to take this job and absolutely loved it. S h e
day, and Lewis and Clark Community College in She was only able to work there for two years, accepted the job,
the evenings. however, due to her father growing very ill. despite the fact that
Later in her career she began working She traveled home for Christmas and she couldn’t use a
at Webster University as their Financial Aid found that her father’s illness was worsening and computer and that
Director. There, she was able to start working on the doctors said it would not get any better. Her there were no com-
her Master’s degree while continuing her work. mother was not doing well either, so Terry decid- puters to use. The
Terry has always enjoyed teaching and working ed she would move home to Springfield to take college had bought
with youngsters, and she especially likes having care of her parents. the program, but
the summers off to try new things. Through the illness, caring for the two needed to get parts
The summer after she gained her was Terry’s full time job. Sometimes, however, from here and there
degree from Webster in 1978, Terry was looking if her father was feeling better, she would get in order to build
through the want ads and saw an ad that said if bored and look for some temporary work until computers for the
you are “intelligent and articulate” you could she was needed again. She worked for places tests to be taken on.
make $50,000 next year. Realizing that this more like the State Police, E.F. Hutton, and This transition was
than tripled her salary at the school, she decided Department of Public Aid, to name a few. expected to be com-
to see what this job was all about. One day in 1993, she received a call plete in a year. Six
She went to an interview with the from the temporary agency she was working months later, the
company and told them her previous occupa- with. She was infomed that Lincoln Land computers and valid-
tions all had to do with teaching and being Community College needed help for two days ity testing were com-
around students. Before even knowing what the answering phones and taking reservations for a plete, thanks to the
job was, she assured the company that, “whatev- convention. Terry had never seen LLCC before collaboration
er it is, I can do it.” The interviewer told her how and figured it would be an easy assignment, so between Terry and
different sales was from what she was currently she accepted the job in Springfield. the Vice President.
doing and told her that she would not be a good LLCC continued needing her for just a Through
fit for their vacancy. “few more days,” but after a year, Terry pointed her early years at
After hearing this, Terry assured him out to the college that if she became a full time LLCC, Terry’s father
that if she could keep a classroom full of 7th employee, it would save them from paying the had a major stroke
graders in line, she could definitely do this job. temporary agency and they agreed, so she signed and passed away.
She was hired on the spot. Come to find out, the a contract with the college. Her mother was con-
job involved corporate executive searches as a At the end of that year, the Vice fined to a wheelchair
headhunter. President for Academic Affairs notified Terry and lived for another
When a company needs to fill a criti- that he wanted to see her in his office. This was seven years before
cal position of a top-level executive, they call a much to her disbelief: “I told his secretary she she passed away as
search firm and lay out what they are looking must have the wrong person, that he probably well.
for, such as background, record, skills, and per- wanted to talk to my supervisor.” But, he specif- After this
sonality. Then the headhunter searches for this ically wanted to speak with Terry. trying time in her
type of person in any way possible, no matter if Upon entering his office, she noticed life, Terry again
Jan Terry at work at her desk at LLCC. Photo by Amy Wilson.
they are working somewhere else or not. he had her résumé sitting on his desk. This was switched her job with-
“I headhunted for 16 years and had a strange, considering that she had never given it in the LLCC network. The school hired a man Since Smith was new to the college
ball,” Terry said. “It was similar to teaching, but to anyone at LLCC since she was hired through named Tom Smith as the Director of Institutional the administrators chose Terry to show him how
with adults. I was teaching the companies how to the temporary agency. He informed her that he Research at the college. His job was to head a things were done at LLCC. She would work in
hire, and the applicants how to interview and had two job openings for her to consider - one in new research department that strived to find best placement testing in the mornings and then drive
present themselves to find a new career. I was admissions and one in placement testing. practices at the college. to Jacksonville in the afternoons to help Smith

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with anything from choosing his desk to how to “One day in July as I was driving to time and/or had families, it was not a typical col- Bradbury. The two schools set up a dual credit
perform research at the college. Jacksonville, I heard a radio commercial that lege. The students did, however, live, work, and class where high schoolers could earn college
Having previously been a teacher, said ‘Jacksonville is a great place to live. It is the stay in the community, so the school had com- credit by being involved in a traveling theatre
e Smith missed the classroom, so after five years, home of two colleges.’ That just broke my munity ties, it just wasn’t regarded as such. program. The group practiced all through the
at he went back to teaching. At that time, four years heart,” Terry said. Because of Terry’s strong-willed, goal 2nd semester that year and then took their per-
u- oriented view on life, she made a mis- formance, which related to issues youngsters
e sion to change the view in the commer- face, to 18 elementary schools all over the area.
C. cial. “I decided that if there was noth- The following school year, Bradbury had a new
ing else I could do while I was here, I idea that involved the community even more. He
would show that Lincoln Land required sent his students to Knollwood Retirement
students to work just as hard, and that Village to interview the senior citizens there. His
the courses were just as vigorous as the students ranged in age from seven to fifty years
other schools.” old, so the interviews were all quite different.
She began probing the community, lis- Students listened to childhood stories
tening to local residents’ in order to and memories these people had and took notes
uncover reasons that LLCC was not on each. The stories were all local and ranged
regarded as a college in Jacksonville. from one man’s mother making shoes for him
She came up with two reasons: 1. The when they had no money, to sending him to pick
other two colleges were much older up ice cream off of a trolley in downtown
and had a longer presence in the com- Jacksonville.
munity, 2. LLCC was falling short Bradbury compiled these stories and
because it was not living up to the wrote a musical script for the students to per-
‘community’ part of it’s title. form. They had five sold out performances in
After realizing these reasons Jacksonville and Pittsfield. Families of the sen-
for LLCC’s lack of connection to ior citizens interviewed loved watching and
The Jacksonville office of Lincoln Land Community College is located on Jacksonville’s Downtown Square at 32 North Jacksonville, Terry began to think on hearing stories of when their parents or grand-
Central Park Plaza. Photo by Amy Wilson. how the college could become more parents were young.
engaged, and better serve the commu- This gained the school even more
nity as a whole. She found new, inno- recognition in the community. This program is
vative ways to be included in the com- now at LLCC to stay with the fall traveling the-
munity and the school was changed atre, and the spring interviews that are made into
forever. a show.
After over 400 employees The college is a stop on the Downtown
were laid off from a local factory, Art Hop that happens on the first Friday of each
Terry nurtured a partnership with their month, typically showcasing works by local
neighbors, The Farmers State Bank artists. They also host the Regional Student Art
and Trust Company and Jacksonville Fair on November and April, usually having
Main Street. The bank provided the about 1100 pieces of art. Terry feels this is great
college with a repossessed house on because students are excited to be able to have
the corner of Douglas and Church their art displayed in the same place as “real
Streets so that the men who were laid artists.”
off could begin to go to school, learn- LLCC recently added more workforce
ing construction firsthand at a jobsite. training classes with help from Illinois School
The house needed an for the Deaf. ISD is allowing the college to use
immense amount of work, so locals their vocational facilities for auto mechanic
with experience in Asbestos removal training.
to masonry came in to teach the adult The college has recently partnered
students how to historically preserve with MacMurray College by having an exchange
this house. Thanks to Jacksonville program and sharing resources in their nursing
Main Street, the house was restored to and science classes. This year, all LLCC biology
it’s glory. The community loved the classes and some other nursing classes are being
idea and supported the college and stu- held at MacMurray in exchange for LLCC
dents from start to finish. This was allowing MacMurray to use their high-tech com-
e, Peggy Wisdom gives instruction to her nursing students on proper procedure for changing hospital bed linens. Photo by Amy Wilson.
only the colleges first step towards puter labs.
w ago, Terry was asked to take over his job, so she This commercial struck a nerve, upset- more involvement. The colleges even renewed their artic-
n began working full time at the Jacksonville facil- ting her greatly. Since most of the students at Soon after that, LLCC teamed up with ulation agreements and plan to recruit students
e ity. LLCC were people who were employed full- Triopia High School and theatre director Ken (continued on pg. 19, see LLCC)

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High School Golf Lady Blues Remain Among MWC’s Top Golf Teams
Alton 167 Based on the results from the teams, including fellow MWC chal-
Jacksonville 170 opening three tournaments of the young lengers Grinnell, Monmouth and Knox. place with a round of 88 while team-
Jacksonville was led by Grady Erickson's 2009 season, the Illinois College Lady Juliann Papesch (Lincoln) mate Emma Moore (Alton) carded a 90
39 on par 36 @ Spencer T. Olin. Blues expect to once again challenge again put up IC’s best numbers and fin- and was close behind in a tie for 21st.
Individual Results for top honors among the Midwest ished the day with a round of 81. Her Whitney Hagy (Vandalia) added a 115
Grady Erickson 39 Brock Moore 47 Conference women’s golf teams. score was good enough to earn the jun- for IC while Allison Whalen (Waverly)
Taylor Pettit 40 Jake Fairfield 49
Following a fourth-place finish ior a tie for third place in the individual had a 116 and Meagan Wright (Vandalia)
Taylor Kirchhofer 44 Brandon Hannel 50
September 11 at the Knox College standings. As a team, the Lady Blues a 121.
Jerseyville 166 Invitational in Galesburg, the IC women posted a 374 score, tying Mount Mercy The IC women return to the
Jacksonville 167 moved a short distance east along US and Robert Morris, but trailing champi- Links Golf Course in Jacksonville where
The Crimsons were led by Taylor Pettit Route 34 and finished in a tie for fifth on Maryville (320), Millikin (344), they will host the Illinois College
once again with a 38 on the Par 35 place Saturday, September 12, at the Elmhurst (351) and Grinnell (360). Women’s Golf Tournament Tuesday,
Westlake Country Club.
Fighting Scots Invitational hosted by The Lady Blues’ Holly Ziegler September 15.
Individual Results
Monmouth College. That event drew 14 (Teutopolis) finished in a tie for 14th
Taylor Pettit 38 Brandon Hannel 49
Taylor Kirchhofer 42 Brock Moore 49
Grady Erickson 43 Chris Heyer 44 Illinois College Rallies Past Knox, 42-24
Jake Fairfield 44 John Jacobs 48
Quarterback Mitch Niekamp ing fourth-quarter touchdown passes of when Ryan Stefanczyk kicked a 21-yard
JHS 50th Reunion capped five consecutive second-half 13 yards to Colin Duling and 14 yards to field goal.
The recognition of the most successful drives with touchdown passes Saturday Kevin Wallace. Illinois College’s first touch-
football period in Jacksonville High School (September 12) and rallied Illinois Niekamp, who tied his own down came at the end of a 19-play, 65-
history will be among the highlights of the College past Knox College 42-24 in the single-game school-record with six yard drive that took more than 10 min-
school's 50th class reunion Sat, Oct. 3. Midwest Conference opener for both touchdown passes, completed 18-of- utes off the clock. Jennings hauled in a
schools. 30 for 231 yards and one interception. Niekamp pass for the final five yards
The JHS seniors in the fall of 1959 marked
The Blueboys (1-1, 1-0 MWC) Jennings set the pace for the IC that cut the Knox lead to 10-7.
the end of an outstanding three-year run
trailed 17-7 at the break before regroup- receivers with six catches for 88 yards The Prairie Fire, however,
during which the Crimsons went 9-0, 9-0
ing behind Niekamp’s passing. His (and three touchdowns) while Eschman responded with a long drive of its own,
and 8-0-1, with only a tie with Jerseyville in
touchdown passes of 10 yards to Bret had four receptions for 55 yards and and covered 65 yards on 14 plays
1959 stopping three straight perfect sea-
sons. Eschman and 28 yards to Michael Brett Doehring had four grabs for 45 before reaching the end zone on
Jennings on Illinois College’s opening yards. Mortensen’s two-yard run with just 14
According to class member Dick Cody, drives of the second half put the visitors Jonas Mack led a potent Knox seconds left on the first-half clock.
that '59 team has 26 surviving members in front 21-17. But the Prairie Fire, which ground attack with 104 yards on nine The Blueboys passed for 231
and at least 13 members are scheduled to ran effectively all afternoon, quickly carries while teammate Derek yards and rushed for 118 while Knox
be back for the event, which will include regained the lead at 24-21 when Dan Mortensen rushed for 92 yards and a totaled 334 yards, including 292 on the
their appearance in the homecoming Kizior scampered 80 yards on a kick-off pair of touchdowns on 13 carries. ground. Demetrious Baylis led Illinois
parade and activities before and at half- return. Prairie Fire quarterback Bill Meyer com- College with 64 yards on 16 carries
time of the game. The Illinois College offense pleted five of 10 pass attempts for 42 while teammate Matt Williamson rushed
found its rhythm and rode Niekamp’s yards and had one pass picked off. 14 times for 54 yards.
Merritt Norvell Jr., one of the team cap-
arm back into the lead at the 4:05 mark The hosts (0-2, 0-1 MWC) Knox travels to Ripon next
tains and the quarterback, who went on to
of the third quarter when the junior drove 62 yards on 12 plays during the Saturday (September 19) while Illinois
play at the University of Wisconsin and
was athletic director at Michigan State linked up once again with Jennings on a game’s opening drive and scored first College hosts Lake Forest in its 2009
University, is slated to be among the scoring pass that covered 10 yards. when Mortensen raced in from three home opener.
returnees. Fellow co-captain John The Blueboys’ quarterback continued yards out. Knox extended its lead to 10-
Sutphen, retired as an executive of to find success through the air, complet- 0 on the first play of the second quarter
American Express, may also return with
Norvell. Routt Homecoming/Schedule Triopia Homecoming
P.M. with the coronation at 7:15
That Homecoming
group of seniors lost just twice during Monday 9/21 Friday 9/25 Triopia’s Homecoming Football P.M. Admission is $5/person.
their four-year prep careers, with those two JV Football at Virginia 4:30pm Homecoming Mass 11:15am Game: Virginia/AC Central Fri,
losses coming in their freshman season. Tuesday 9/22 Coronation 1:15, Parade 1:30 Sept. 25, at 7 P.M.
Volleyball v. Triopia 6:15pm FB v.s. Brown County 7:00pm
For more information about the reunion, Thursday 9/24 Saturday 9/26
Homecoming dance will be held
contact Donna Cody or Amy Osburn, co- Girls Swim.v. Marion 4:00pm. Dance 8:00pm - 11:00pm
on Sat, Sept. 26, from 7 – 10
chairman of the event. Bonfire 8:30pm Class reunions (‘59, ‘60, ‘63’
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throw my day off course. Oh boy….it those individuals to take their position on
gets pretty intense. the playing field of this community. It’s
It used to be a person could time for the 1st string, starting line-up
determine how his or her day would go, “players” to flip the coin, kick the ball,
based upon how his or her day started off. and execute the play.
Situations such as this are like a type of Jacksonville, Illinois, is a strong
foreshadowing, giving you a hint or community. Given the correct strategy
glimpse into what the day might bring. and a proper “play book,” where each
Maybe you just got dressed and you’re on “team member” is identified and commis-
your wait out the door, only to realize sioned to do exactly what he or she does
there’s a foot long “run” in your stocking. best, this community will survive. Not as
Or later that afternoon, you’re in your car a small town plagued by drugs, violence,
on your way to a meeting and as you take lack of education, prejudice, and racism,
that last sip of coffee before exiting the but more so, as an exciting and diverse
vehicle….SPLASH….EEEK…one community that will attract vibrant peo-
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do you keep moving forward with the overcoming the odds so that Jacksonville
tasks at hand when so many obstacles can shed it’s more recent notoriety and
stand in your path? advance toward prosperity and triumph.
It’s reminiscent of a game of Ladies and gentlemen, this is
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people) needs a go-to place for differ-
Eddie’s, although I had heard about
them from co-workers prior to that. I
of “personality” about them, and
because of their great music and per-
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kids can wind down after a victory, from that point on, were a group that I agree.
F ri da y , Se pt e mb er 25 t h whether it be athletic or otherwise. tried to catch as often as possible. When I had the chance to
S t an , J e f f, L y n n & T od And a place to listen to speak with Jeff, he mentioned
good music…I mean really how grateful he was for their fan
S at u rda y , S ep te mb er 26 t h good music…the live kind following in our area, and he
that cannot be matched spoke about some exciting things
F l at l a nd Ba n d even with the best DJ or the that have been going on for him
- Be er G ar den newest sound system in and the group. He, especially, has
town. been keeping busy, having spent
D o n ’ t Fo r ge t try o n e o f o u r
For a lot of people several days last week on an
gre a t D ai ly Lun ch S pe ci a ls ! in this area that place is island off the coast of California,
Delivery available on orders $8 or more. Bahan’s Tavern…and one filming a music video for their
of the many reasons is song, “Rainy Days at the Beach,”
Sable. Though my first the first track from their album,
knowledge of Bahan’s was Coming Home.
in regards to their Mexican If you have not had a chance
EvEry Friday menu on Thursdays (which to check them out, my suggestion
5:00pm - 9:00pm I believe I experienced my is to do so…ASAP. Whether you
first week living here), it take a trip down to Fast Eddie’s or
ribeye Steak $12
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Dinner served with
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F 3-10pm Sable makes the trip north to play for house. But I think my favorite
Sat 1-10pm what has become a pretty significant experiences listening to this
Sun1-6pm fan base here in our area. They are group of guys have been outside
Daily tastings of Shanle Wines. Wines from around the very loyal to Bahan’s and have Bahan’s in their beer garden.
world. We also sell beer. Wine garden and Bocce Ball worked out an agreement to only play Playing great covers from about
there when they head up here from the every artist you could imagine,
court. Wisconsin cheeses, beer and wine accessories.
St. Louis area. Because of this, the they perform in a way that
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enTerTainmenT The Monarch: King of the Butterflies
(or maybe Queen of the Butterflies) by Robert L. Crowe
This surprised me. I’m not a butter- where south, where it’s warm … the
MOVIE REVIEWS BY J. SABETTI fly expert, or an anything expert, but I’ve Monarchs are not stupid … the butterflies
been hanging around butterflies all my life. mate and migrate north to lay their eggs. The
Movie Listings - In the late fall I have seen evidence of the first generation of the year is born in April
migration of the Monarch Butterfly and took and May. (In case you skipped the early part
Illinois Theatre times Theatre it with a “ho-hum.” of this article, go back and read about the life
I know this story is not yet com- cycle.) They mate and deposit eggs for the
DATES DATES pelling but read on. Each butterfly has a four- next generation. The first generation dies in
Movie Movie stage life cycle. There are two to six weeks.
Time Time four generations of Monarchs The second generation is born in May and
born each year and they don’t all June. They mate, deposit eggs and die in two
Movie Movie
Time Time have the same life to six weeks.
span. The third gen-
eration is born in
L i f e July and
Cycle August.
– It Etc, etc.
starts and die
with an egg about in two to
1/8th of an inch long that six weeks.
today. What makes this movie gen- has been deposited on milk- Here’s the jaw-dropper
uinely funny is the believability of weed. In about three days, the egg … the fourth generation is born
who the characters are, how they act, grows into a caterpillar. The caterpillar eats in September and October … but … instead
the milkweed plant until it is about two inch- of mating, then dying, they all go south for
and what they say. I’ve read other crit-
es long. It spins silk and creates its own the winter. This fourth generation lives 6 – 8
icism of this film that says some of chrysalis … because I don’t know how to months, mate in February and March, then
these qualities make the characters pronounce that, I call it a small cocoon. In 10 head north where the entire process is repeat-
seem implausibly naive. I think their – 12 days the butterfly emerges. There are ed.
naiveté made them all the more con- four stages and it is a pretty quick cycle, So … when you see the fall migra-
THE INFORMANT vincing. My only criticism might be about a month. Oh … don’t eat a Monarch tion of Monarch Butterflies, remember: 1)
Illinois Theater that there aspects of the story that seem Butterfly. They’re poisonous and so is their Don’t eat them. 2) They’re headed south for
disjunctive because they are too briefly milkweed plant. the winter and you aren’t.
(Matt Damon, Directed By Steven Soderbergh)
touched upon. I would have enjoyed it In February and March, some-
Mark “Corky” Whitacre even more had the movie been expand-
(Matt Damon) is a bio-chemist for ed to give the narrative further clarity.
ADM of Decatur, Illinois. He gets The Informant is rated R for
himself into a bit of a mess at the start language. Yes, The Informant’s humor
of the nineteen nineties. Mark’s corpo- does not jump off the screen and slap
rate adventure slowly explodes in The you in the face. It comes from the
Informant. believably wacky main character and
I found The Informant to be the situations he creates. I recommend
very entertaining and very engaging. this movie to anyone who is looking
The performances were great and Matt for a smart and entertaining spin
Damon shined. The humor comes which, by the way, is based on a true
from the realistic banter of the script. story that happened just a hop, skip,
It doesn’t rely on slapstick or irrever- and a jump away from our own
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Liberal arts education, expensive his performance was titled "Diversity
sports complex, new athletic field, diverse According to South Park and Family Guy". the Start of Something Mac-nificicent! Saturday night comedian Michael
students, highly educated professors and He started by answering the questions that Palascak (Pal-a-sack) caused the entire fam-
doctors, and a scenic campus; these are just were on everyone’s minds, and we didn’t ily to roll on the floor laughing. Thanks to
some of the things that might come to mind even have to ask them. He told us about his Freshmen, transfers, and upper- the Campus Activities Board (CAB)
when you think of Illinois College. When I disability in a very blunt and humorous classmen all moving-in, buying books, start- MacMurray heard from the funny and talent-
think of Illinois College, however, I think fashion and he even showed us how self ing classes, avoiding homework, playing ed Palascak. He was named Campus
of Sigma Phi Epsilon (my literary society), sufficient he is by hopping off of his wheel- games, practicing for upcoming football, Activities Magazine Best Comedian Runner-
late nights in the library, coffee shop chair and doing no leg pushups! His orato- soccer, and volleyball games, making new Up along with much other recognition.
smoothies, and great times with even better ry skills were amazing and he knew just friends, and catching up with old ones. That Michael shared hilarious stories about still
friends. Is this really my last year on the how to relate to and connect with college sums up the first few weeks of my junior living at home with his parents that both stu-
hilltop? It’s hard to believe that I have students. He then began showing us clips year here at MacMurray. Now, I am busy dents and parents could relate to. Holy
spent three years here and I’m already well from the TV shows "Family Guy" and with classes in my two majors of business Fools, a student clown ministry group, lit up
into the third week of my last year as a col- "South Park," which, to many people, are administration and interpreting for the deaf Annie Merner Chapel on Sunday morning
lege student! extremely controversial shows. Matt and hard of hearing. with our service entitled "Why Me?" Posie,
In order to graduate at IC, you explained that maybe people should not be Last week was highlighted by Buttons, Skittles, Fuzzy Wuzzy, Dimples,
MacMurray’s annual Speaker Series which Teddy, and Tickles (who happens to be me
not only need to fill the academic require- so offended by these shows, but actually
began on Thursday night by Dr. Robert when I am in clown makeup) had children of
ments, but you also have to attend 30 con- grateful, because they are calling attention
Seufert’s presentation of "How Shakespeare all ages smiling, laughing, and learning
vocations. Oops! Time seemed to have to diversity problems in our society
Wrote Hamlet." His speech gave interesting about God. We had been practicing for the
crept up on me with this requirement and through satire. He thinks that the most
insights into the play as well Shakespeare’s past week and pulled off a wonderful serv-
now I am forced to go to nearly every important part of being different is educat-
writing. Attentive students, faculty, staff, and ice. I’ll look for all of you at our next service
convo this year! The first two were aver- ing others about diversity and teaching
community members listened intently as Dr. Homecoming weekend! And with that
age, just about what I expected to see at a people how to ask educated questions so another successful Family Weekend ended
Seufert explained Shakespeare’s writing.
convo that I was obligated to go to. So, that you do not offend someone. On a different note, last weekend a here at MacMurray.
when I was walking into my third one last He ended the program with a variety of activities were available here at Since we have no classes on
week, I was expecting the same. I even question and answer session from the audi- Mac. Why, you wonder? Last weekend was Mondays, students were invited to play in an
brought my Rhetorical Tradition book to ence and the students actually asked ques- family weekend when all parents, siblings, Ultimate Frisbee game on Rutledge Lawn.
help pass the time! I opened the first page tions! After the program was over and Matt and other family members of current stu- What could be better than avoiding home-
and began reading just as the convo was told us goodnight, I looked down and saw dents are invited to see the campus, enjoy work by playing Frisbee? Not much.
about to start, but I was soon interrupted by my open book; still on the same page it was sporting events, and be entertained as a fam- Well, when it’s written out, it
the sound of wheels rolling on the stage. I at the beginning of the program. He cap- ily. Friday night was a free roller skating looks like this past week has been a busy
looked up and saw a man with no legs in a tured my attention from beginning to end party at the Eight Wheeler Roller Rink. A one. So, I look forward to telling you more
wheelchair smiling back at us. At first you and I can’t even remember moving football game against Haskell University about me, my friends, and what happens
could cut the tension with a knife, but that throughout the entire presentation. I don’t from Lawrence, Kansas, filled Saturday behind the scenes at MacMurray. Writing
tension was relieved when he spoke his think I have ever truly been so inspired. So afternoon with excitement and anticipation. this article is exciting for me, telling not only
opening words, "Yes, I have no legs." The next time someone asks me what made my Interpreting the national anthem before the my but also MacMurray’s story. I hope you
entire audience burst out laughing, and I Illinois College experience, I will say game was a group of about ten MacMurray all enjoy it too!
was so relieved to see that he had such a Literary Society sisters, lots of homework, students including myself, as the president of
good sense of humor. smoothies, parties, and convocations! the Interpreters and Deaf Educators
His name is Matt Glowacki and Association (IDEA).

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(continued from pg. 13) only 12 full and part-time employees. Each
M-F 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
employee is specialized in a variety of areas,
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
jointly. Together they are starting and advo- so they are able to answer a variety of ques-
cating a three year Bachelor’s degree program tions from students, which makes the college Service center l 217.245.4117 l Jacksonville, il
where sophomores in high school begin tak- experience much more personal.
ing dual credit classes so that they can end up “I have taught at all types of
earning credits that are the equivalent of a schools: public, private, university, communi-
freshman year of college while still in high ty college, and I believe the community col-
school. lege is the best invention in America for pro-
Then, they are encouraged to spend viding education. These colleges can provide SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFERS EXPIRE: SEPTEMBER 30TH 2009
their first year of college at LLCC while fol- for all,” Terry stated.
lowing up the next two years at MacMurray The college’s youngest student was it’s Never too early to be READY for
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and this partnership program is one of only while their oldest students are in their 70s. winter. Don’t get STRANDED! let us
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High-tech programs are used in of the college are a great package for tradi- make sure you are ready for
tional and nontraditional students alike.
Math and Reading at the LLCC that are very
helpful. The Math program resembles a video The school even offers free G.E.D., WINTER. FREE Fall/Winter
game, so it keeps students intrigued, while the adult learning, résumé building, and English
as a Second Language courses for those who
Reading program is able to read anything on a
computer page aloud with a variety of speeds need them. “We want to make sure that every- INSPECTION
and voices. one has the opportunity to get back into edu-
LLCC’s newest location in cation. If you have an education, it levels the THE DOCTOR IS IN Dr. Goodwrench
Beardstown is very unique, according to playing field. We want students to have a lot will make sure you are ready for the upocoming cold weather. Among items we will
Terry, because of the diverse population there. of keys on their key ring so that they can get inspect: Belts, Hoses, Battery & Battery Cables, Brakes, All fluid Levels and their condition,
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with students from as far away as Togo, West
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AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY - After weeks of cooler temperatures, a week of dry, warmer weather has promoted the maturing of corn and soybeans. Development in corn
was aided by the low rainfall amounts, and soybean fields have started to shed leaves. Producers were busy with spraying, mowing, cutting hay, and preparing equip-
ment for harvest. There were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork reported. Topsoil moisture was rated 2 percent very short, 19 percent short, 76 percent adequate, and 3
percent surplus. Corn in the dough stage is at 91 percent while dented is at 56 percent. Corn was rated at 64 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair, with 9 percent
rated as poor or very poor. Soybeans are 21 percent turning yellow, compared to a five-year average of 65 percent. Soybeans were rated at 61 percent good to excel-
lent, 31 percent fair and 8 percent poor or very poor. Temperatures statewide averaged 69.1 degrees, 0.4 degree below ainch, 0.69 inch below average.

From the Fields Crop Progress Percents August 2nd
Corn - Percent Dough - Illinois 9/6
This week saw some scattered corn harvest Crop Type This Week 8/30 Last Week 5-Year Average 2008
activity in the area. Reports all seem the Corn:
same that yields are good where they are Dough 91 86 98 100
Dent 56 44 75 92
good but the wet areas are disappointing
Mature 6 3 14 50
which comes out as an average crop. Corn Harvested 1/ 1/ 1/ 7
planted on May 2nd is in the lower 20s. The
holes are in the low 30s. No soybeans are Turning Yellow 21 7 38 65
near ready yet. Shedding Leaves 3 1 6 33
Harvested 1/ 1/ 1/ 2
Soybeans - Percent Setting Pods - Illinois 9/6
Must be close to harvest, as Sunday we Sorghum:
received 6" of rain in about 4 hours. There Headed 93 81 100 100
was water everywhere with a lot of areas Coloring 67 49 50 85
Mature 7 7 4 53
flooded that had never been flooded before. Harvested 1/ 1/ 1/ 5
Can't wait to see how many dry dams are
washed out and all the ditches left. 89 78 90 94
3rd Cutting

Winter Wheat:
On a sad note we lost a fellow local young
Seeded 1/ 1/ 1 1
farmer suddenly this weekend. He was a
1/ Less than 1 percent.
great father, farmer, and community leader
who will be sadly missed by all. In times Illinois Weather & Crops Illinois Weather & Crops (ISSN 0273-
Corn - Percent Dented- Illinois Soybeans - Percent Setting Pods - Illinois
8635) is published weekly April-October, semimonthly in
such as this it always makes you apprecia- January, monthly in December, February and March and
tive of the communities you live in. I know three issues in November, by the Illinois Dept. of
Agriculture, USDA-NASS Illinois Field Office, Room 54,
all of area will be there to support the fami- Department of Agriculture Bldg., 801 Sangamon Ave.,
ly in this harvest season and times to come. Springfield, IL 62702. For information on subscribing, send
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1 teasp. cinnamon
Every business should have a She has a knack of knowing where 2 eggs
“Becky” working there. Becky has things are and how much of it is left. 3 c. flour
been at the Cottage almost since the She makes my work load a lot lighter. ¾ c. raisin/ water mixture
beginning. When the business opened Although we have an employee/boss
on August 1, 2007, Sue and I were relationship, we are also friends. Grapevine cookie icing
immediately overwhelmed with busi- Becky brought this recipe of
ness. We were happy about being busy, her mother’s to the Cottage, and I real- ½ c. brown sugar
but knew I had to hire another person ly like it. The smell of the ingredients 1 “lump” butter
to help us. I knew Becky from being in like cinnamon and cloves fill the room 1 c. powdered sugar
the same class in high school and saw and remind me of the Christmas sea- 3 tablesp. hot milk
her at her job where I often went. She son. She told me that when she and her 1 teasp. vanilla
had said to me, “If you ever need any siblings would get home from school
help, let me know.” When I asked her and entered the house they knew right Grapevine cookies
if she could help us, she wanted to away that their mother had made them Bake on greased jelly-roll pan
know when she would start. I said, Grapevine cookies. The name of the 2 c. raisins mixed with 2c. water or medium-sized cookie sheet that has
“NOW! TONIGHT!” and that’s exact- recipe is a little misleading because (simmer and save liquid-cool) sides. 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
ly what she did. She is dependable, instead of it being round like a cookie, Cream together: ¾ c. brown sugar Mix together and spread on
prompt, hard-working, and efficient. If it is solid and cut into a cookie bar ¾ c. sugar cookie as soon as it comes out of the
we are looking for something, we usu- shape. Whatever shape it is, it is deli- ¾ c. butter or margarine oven. Cut into squares.
ally ask Becky where the item is first cious! ½ teasp. baking powder
before we start searching all over for it. ½ teasp. cloves
½ teasp. baking soda

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bought. $36,000. Also will sell for rent or sale @ 206 E State
The Source is currently taking applica- ONLY WITH HOUSE a Street. $300 per mo + utilities.
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a Part-Time Internal Director of Music in charge of 368 sq ft $330 per mo, 840 sq ft
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ESTATE AUCTIOn Dr. Paul Mach, DN, ND, CCN 1208 S. 6th St., Springfield 217.638.6224

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Women’s Health Care

Q. How Much Would you Pay to consume a Pregnant Mares urine?
A. Billions of dollars is what pre- and post- menopausal women in America spend annually on processed
horse urine. We call this Premarin (PREgnant MARe urINe).
America wants ladies to think menapause goes hand and hand with hormone replacement therapy.
Menopause is actually not a disease, but a natural experience. It is interesting to note that the name hormone replace-
ment therapy implies that it is necessary and therapeutic to replace hormones that are naturally lost.
There are many other options for alleviating the menopausal symptoms experienced, along with prevent-
ing health problems such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. It is your responsibility to
always ask “WHY?” Ask, “is this necessary?” and “what other options are available?”
-The ongoing Harvard Nurse’s Health Study has found that middle-aged women who had taken multivitamins for
more than 15 years had a lower incidence of heart disease, osteoporosis, and colon cancer and were generally health-
ier than those who didn’t.
-The Dietary Approach to Stopping Hypertension (DASH) trial from four academic medical centers confirmed that
eating twice the amount of fruits and vegetables, and eliminating dairy products or consuming only low fat dairy prod-
DESCRIPTIOn: One story seven room dwelling; three bedrooms - full bath - office - family room - living room - ucts, and ingesting only half the saturated fat of the typical Standard American Diet (SAD) can lower your blood pres-
kitchen - utility room w/laundry area - 2 car garage w/shop area - lot approximately 128’ x 160’ sure.
REAL ESTATE SALE TERMS, legal description and other information available at time of VIEWING or by contact- -Similarly, a combination of a healthy diet (including large amount of fruits and vegetables), weight bearing exercise,
ing auctioneers or view at and limiting alcohol and caffeine consumption can reduce the risk of osteoporosis and fibroid tumors.
-Research on the heart states that the heart immensely benefits from soy products, and especially from its active
vIEWInG: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, September 24 and Monday, September 28 or by appointment with auction- isoflavones..
eers. -Hot flashes? Research has shown that soy, vitamin E, exercise, and stress reduction all are capable of reducing these
HOUSEHOLD: Tappan washer - Frigidaire elec dryer - Frigidaire chest freezer - chrome bar height table w/2 stools and none of these have negative side effects or cause weight gain.
maple dinette table w/3 chairs - ceramic top kitchen table w/2 chairs - 3 cushion sofa & chair - end tables - tv cart -Vaginal dryness? Dry skin, hair, nails? Worried about your blood being too thick, and taking aspirin to alleviate
- desks -maple vanity - lamps - bookcase - kitchen dishes, pots & pans, utensils - character glasses - 2 small air platelet adhesion? These all respond to essential fatty acids. The best source of EFAs.
Herbs and homeopathic combination remedies can be effective too.
conditioners -baby stroller and folding playpen - knick-knacks - Raggedy Ann and Andy memorabilia - old games -
-Black Cohosh Root may reduce hot flashes, heart disease, vaginal dryness, and depression. Pytochemicals and
books - misc hand tools - B & D 8" table saw - other items to sell not listed - view at isoflavones are its active ingredients.

Kenneth Medlock Estate
-Red Clover may decrease the severity and incidence of hot flashes. It contains all four of the major isoflavones.
-Dong Quai is a Chinese herb used to balance the female reproductive system.
Attorney: Richard Crews Why have I never heard about these products or dietary changes from my doctor before? The answer is
Thomson, McNeely, Crews, Hurst & Thielen, P.C. - 226 W. State, Jacksonville, Il 62650 clear. There is not a vast amount of money to be made from recommending dietary changes, drinking 10 to 12 glass-
es of water daily and vitamins and herbs. The medical industry is irritated by lay knowledge. Take control of your
health destiny. Read about medications in a Physicians Desk Reference. Many of these have marginal efficacy rates
and numerous side effects. Then read about your alternatives. Most vitamins and nutrients have zero side effects and
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Your 15 Minutes Mindy Farmer Recognizes the Individuals that Make Our Community Wonderful.
For Christine Lemke, the library Christine had her first opportunity While raising her five children, Christine’s position also allows
is more than a place to check out books. to engage children in art when she joined Christine held a variety of part-time jobs, her to read a variety of books, as well as
The library acts as a community gathering the local Elmhurst PTA and volunteered to the last in the technical services department attend conferences and meet various
place; welcoming in kids looking for a be a classroom “picture parent” and help of the Elm Hurst Public Library. She want- authors. The opportunity to meet these
place to finish homework after school, teach art units. One of her favorite moments ed to work in the children’s department, but authors and hear their stories can provide
encouraging little ones to get their hands came while teaching about the Lascaux a position wasn’t available. Her co-workers insights for Christine to share with parents
messy during creative toddler time, and cave paintings. would tease that and young readers. During one conference,
inviting teens to enjoy game nights. In her Christine wanted she was “working she heard author William Kotzwinkle dis-
experience as the Jacksonville Public to create a memo- her way down” cuss how he wrote his “Walter the Farting
Library Children’s Librarian, many chil- rable experience because the chil- Dog” books to engage reluctant readers and
dren have come in to pass the time, begin for the children dren’s section involve boys in reading. She’d dismissed
reading more popular novels, and then dis- that would help resided on the bot- these books in the past and this experience
cover the myriad of books available. In her them connect with tom floor. caused her to look at these, as well as other
experience, “once [kids] get into the library, the art. She turned Christine’s experi- books, in a new light.
they will read.” out the lights, ences working in Working at the library also
You wouldn’t suspect it now used a projector, the library system enables Christine to combine her love of art
when you hear Christine Lemke enthusias- and turned a flash inspired her to and books in planning for the Library’s
tically discuss children’s literature, but she light on and off, seek a Masters of annual Summer Reading Program. This
could easily be called the “accidental librar- as if the children Library and year’s “Read on The Wild Side” invited
ian.” She has always had a passion for art were truly in a cave. Through this experi- Information Science from Dominican children of all ages to participate with
and received an Art History degree from ence, she found that she truly enjoyed the University. She decided to pursue becom- brightly colored animals and posters. When
Northwestern University, then later earned challenge of making art accessible at the ing a children’s librarian after an experi- children came to watch movies, see a pup-
an associates degree in graphic arts. She primary level. Her interest in working with ence at the Schaumburg Township District pet show, or craft project, Miss Christine
applied her education to work in various children also grew as she volunteered with Library. A young couple wheeled their baby greeted them with a bright smile. She is
phases of the printing industry and espe- her daughter’s Girl Scout troop and associ- through in a stroller and Christine thought, already enthusiastically planning for next
cially enjoyed the challenging and fun cre- ated with families as a volunteer in the Le “They’re actually getting books for a baby. year’s program, which includes workshops,
ative process of drafting. Leche League. How wonderful. I want to be a part of that.” entertainment, and reading incentives.

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