April 24, 2014

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Mayor selects firm for city attorney position

By Sandra Haschemeyer
Star-Gazette editor
Mayor Steve Patterson said Monday he has selected the law firm of Bellatti, Fay, Bellatti and Beard of Jacksonville to fill Beardstown’s city attorney vacancy. The recommendation will be presented to the Beardstown City Council for  approval at its May meeting.

 
Beardstown IGA to close

Beardstown IGA will soon close its doors.
“It’s the business climate,” owner Steve Kremer said. We can’t afford to keep the doors open and pay all the bills.”
Kremer said the exact closing date is”iffy” but expects the store to be closed by the end of the month.

 
Virginia students participate in Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl

The  Virginia Masonic Lodge No. 544 honored the Virginia High School students who participated in this year’s Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl at a lunch held on April 12,. Lodge representative Steve Clark praised the students “who represented the school and the Virginia community with distinction and pride.” The lodge sponsored the team. Attending the lunch were (from left) teacher Elizabeth Ingram, Brett Turner, Alicia Day, Austin Andrews, Abby Morton, Grant Werner, Abby Clark, Jimmy Stock and Assistant Principal Aaron Llewelyan. Not present were Kasey Harris, Alison Coats, Joshua Damotte, Amber Bencher, Stephanie Dambacher, Jacob Werner, Nathan Travelstead and Brendan O’Daniell. (Leigh Morris/For the Star-Gazette)

 
A-C band gets superior rating

Congratulations goes out to the members of the A-C Central Concert band for receiving a Division I – Superior rating at IHSA contest on Friday evening 4/11.  Members of the band traveled to Petersburg to perform for a panel of judges, The A-C Central Band received a superior rating from all 3 judges. Selections performed were Rough Riders by Karl L King, Black is the Color…. arr. by Robert W. Smith and Trail of Tears by James Barnes. The band is under the direction of Kim Webster.

 
A-C band gets superior rating

Congratulations goes out to the members of the A-C Central Concert band for receiving a Division I – Superior rating at IHSA contest on Friday evening 4/11.  Members of the band traveled to Petersburg to perform for a panel of judges, The A-C Central Band received a superior rating from all 3 judges. Selections performed were Rough Riders by Karl L King, Black is the Color…. arr. by Robert W. Smith and Trail of Tears by James Barnes. The band is under the direction of Kim Webster.

 
A-C music department presents Willy Wonka Sunday April 27th

A-C Central High School music department is currently in rehearsals to present the musical, “Willy Wonka.” The musical will be presented on Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, April 27 at 1 p.m. Tickets are available from any cast member and also by calling the school office at 476-3313. Pictured is the full cast of the musical.

 
Decision expected soon on city attorney position

By Sandra Haschemeyer
Star-Gazette editor
Beardstown’s city attorney vacancy may be filled by the end of the week.

 
Local police departments host drug disposal sites

If you have any unused or expired drugs in your medicine cabinet, you can dispose of them on Saturday, April 26, which is designated as National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
The Beardstown and Rushville police departments, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), are sponsoring sites for drug disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 
NHS hosts sucessful fundraiser

By Sandra Haschemeyer
Star-Gazette editor
When the Beardstown School Board made budget cuts due to decreased state funding -- cutting clubs, organizations and middle school sports -- it didn’t take long for members of the Beardstown High National Honor Society to go into action.
Shelby Carey, president of the NHS, said she and fellow members decided they wanted to do something.

 
Raise a Reader’ fundraising drive a success

The Raise a Reader project of Alpha Phi Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma International, has culminated in the distribution of over 3,000 books to four area health departments. Kathleen English, chairman of the Literacy Committee, announced that the 2013 fundraising drive ended successfully with enough funds raised to furnish books and educational materials to health departments in Cass, Morgan and Scott counties. Delta Kappa Gamma, an honor society of educators from the three area counties, began the fundraising efforts last summer and concluded in December. Books were ordered and recently distributed.

 
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