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Chandlerville Burgoo Aug. 22-23 PDF Print E-mail

The annual Chandlerville Burgoo will be held Aug. 21-23.
Next Thursday’s activities will include a dog show, a bags tournament, a baby contest and a Little Miss and Mister pageant.
Friday, Aug. 22, will feature a pedal tractor pull (not a garden tractor pull as previously listed) and entertainment.
Events on Saturday, Aug. 23, will include a parade, a talent contest and entertainment.

7th Annual Taste of Beardstown PDF Print E-mail

Seventeen vendors have committed to selling samples of their unique offerings at ‘A Taste of Beardstown’ on the city square, Saturday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Highlighted by Beardstown’s diverse variety of traditional, home style and ethnic cuisine, local vendors with their wide variety of local cuisine, some new to the event this year, will provide an array of samples.
Cass Communications, West Central Bank, First National Bank of Beardstown, E. H. Taylor Clinic, D & D Enterprises of Illinois, The Cass County Star-Gazette, The Kitchen & Floor Shoppe, L. B. Sports Productions and The City of Beardstown have joined with Beardstown Main Street to sponsor  the  afternoon of fine food and entertainment.

Virginia Council adopts comprehensive plan PDF Print E-mail

By Leigh Morris
For the Star-Gazette
Virginia’s City Council unanimously adopted the city’s blueprint for the future at Monday’s session.
Though the Comprehensive City Plan does not represent an end result, it does describe a planning process that envisions a 15-year goal. In the vision statement, the plan anticipates that by the year 2029 Virginia will:
“Offer small town quality of life; be a center for commercial and civic activities; be a community with a strong and diverse economic base; offer a rich cultural environment with parks, open space, and recreational activities; (and) be a community that successfully balances community growth with the natural environment.”

Back To School Fair at First Christian Church provides supplies for over 600 PDF Print E-mail
Written by julie   
Monday, August 11, 2014 9:40 AM

Back To School Fair, an annual event hosted by First Christian Church, was again successful in meeting needs of hundreds of area children by providing school supplies, school physicals, dental exams, clothing and hair cuts.
According to Pastor Mike Courson, the tally at the end of the day included:

Water meters spark high citizen turnout at city council meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sandra Haschemeyer   
Thursday, August 07, 2014 9:20 AM

At Tuesday night’s Beardstown City Council meeting, there was an uncharacteristically high citizen turnout which appeared to be — at least in part — due to the new water ordinance which went into effect Aug. 1.
Citizens who voiced their opinions during public discussion were concerned about what may happen if a residence had a leak and also about the accuracy of the water meters...

For the rest of this story, please see the August 7, 2014 edition of the Cass County Star Gazette or subscribe to the e-Edition.

Last Updated on Thursday, August 07, 2014 9:26 AM

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