7th Annual Taste of Beardstown

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.

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Chandlerville Burgoo parade route changes

The Chandlerville Burgoo
is getting underway
with activities planned
Thursday through Saturday,
Aug. 21-23.

 


The parade route has
been changed back to the
"old" route starting at the
south end of town and
going north, according to
event planners. The parade
will be held on Saturday,
starting at 10 a.m. The parade
check-in will start at
9 a.m. at the corner of
River and Main Street.
There will be no parking
on Main Street from 6
a.m. until noon from the
corner of Main and Cottage
to the corner of Main
and Lake Street. River
street will be closed to
traffic with only parade
participants allowed to use
it. The parade will end at
the corner of Main and
Lake with parade entries
dissipating on Lake Street.
Other activities will include
silent auctions on
Saturday. One will be from
11 a.m.-1 p.m. and the
other from 5-7 p.m. The
items include a Wine
Lover's Basket, a matching
set of Final Destination
duck and goose calls,
a stay at B & C Dreams, a
Spa/Relaxation basket, a
car care basket, four Cardinal
tickets, an overnight
stay at the Lodge at Grants
Trail, and possibly more.
Card raffles will also be
held with staff members
selling the tickets. Items
being raffled include a
Golf Lover’s Basket, A
Kid’s Party Pack, a River
Bottoms Banded Goose
Call, two Chicago Cubs
vs. the Reds tickets for
Sept. 15 and possibly
more items.
Events will get underway
Thursday evening
with a Bags Tournament at
Chandlerville Burgoo
5 p.m., a baby contest at 7
p.m. and a dog show at 8
p.m.
Friday evening will include
a kiddie pull on
Main Street and entertainment
by the Good Ole
Boys at 7 p.m.
Saturday will feature a
5K Burgoo Boogle at 8
a.m., Fun Run at 8:30, parade
at 10 a.m., opening
ceremony and award announcements
at 11 a.m.,
and entertainment by Dick
Tater and the Tots at noon.
Activities will continue
Saturday with a talent contest
at 4 p.m., entertainment
by Antone and Wick
at 7 p.m., raffles and drawing
at 9 p.m. and a Chinese
fire drill at 9 p.m.

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Woman dies after apparent self-inflicted gunshot

Michele Knous, age 46,
of Beardstown was pronounced
deceased at Memorial
Medical Center in
Springfield at 7:55 a.m. on
Monday. She was found
on a bench at the Meredosia
Wildlife Refuge
with a gunshot wound on
Sunday afternoon. She
had apparently left her vehicle
and walked down a
path to the bench.
An autopsy was conducted
on Tuesday morning
under the authority of
the Sangamon County
Coroner’s office. At this
time, the injury is suspected
to be self-inflicted.
Final autopsy results will
not be available for several weeks.

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Yard Sale 311 W. 4th St. Beardstown

Yard Sale: 311 W. 4th St., Beardstown, Saturday, Aug. 16, 8-? Everything half price.

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Yard Sale 1205 Clay Beardstown

Yard Sale: 1205 Clay St., Beardstown, Rain or Shine, Aug. 15 & 16, Fri. 3-7 p.m., Sat. 7-?, Women's XL-XXL, Boys NB-2T, Girls 4-6X, 6 man tent, Harley Davidson jackets, Remington chest waders, Misc. baby and household items.

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Licensed day care has opening

Licensed day care has opening to take children 0-12 years. For more information call 217-491-5686 located in Beardstown.

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AC Central is seeking

AC Central CUSD #262 is seeking to fill the following positions: * PreK Teacher * Bus Route Driver  Please respond in writing ASAP to: Mr. Tim Page, Supt., A-C Central CUSD #262, 501 W. Buchanan, Ashland, IL 62612

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Help at home

Help at Home Inc. hiring homcare aides to do in home care for elderly in Virginia. $10.05/hr., mileage, and travel time pd. 1-866-617-6100.

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Storage Box Lien for sale

Disposal of items ti enforce self-storage lien for default in payment of rent will be held after August 22, 2014 at the Storage Box, 1600 Wall St., Beardstown, IL Tenants must pay in full by this date. Owner of Goods: Scott Green, Shandi Palmer, Kevin Perry, Magda Avalos.

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Ivan D. Monroe Sr

Ivan D. Monroe Sr., 81, of Ashland, died Sunday, August 10, at his home.
Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home and Crematory in Ashland is in charge of arrangements.

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