Divorces week of July 24, 2014

Clifton R. Bright and Judy L. Bright

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Developing children’s character

By Roy Roberts
Trivia Too
While in the grocery store the other day, an attractive young mother was telling her two-year-old son to not touch, and when he wouldn’t obey, she reached down and gave the little tike a gentle swat on his small behind. The kid behaved and she looked at me smiling and said, “I don’t think it will hurt his character, I am going to raise him the old fashioned way.” I smiled and said, “I think it is a good idea.”
According to John Rosemund, who has a column occasionally in the Springfield Journal, he said that a generation or so ago the Mental Health professionals did an admirable sales job on the American Public and America’s child rearing practices underwent an extensive overhaul as a result.

Cooler temps hinder rippening of vegetables

By Kay Brown
Kate’s Garden Gate
It sure was nice to have 70 degree weather for a while. Those temps don’t let the veggies ripen very well, and customers at market are really wanting those home grown tomatoes.
One vendor this past week had some tomatoes, but they were shipped in and the vendor has to declare anything that is not home grown as being such. Customers were still buying them.
There were potatoes, melons, and more green beans, along with too much corn. I quit growing corn for market two years ago because the bigger growers were taking over the market. I just grow the corn for family and the freezer now.
My cabbages are almost done and I might have small sweet melons this coming Friday. The blackberries are coming along really well but there won’t be a big crop this year. We have been picking lots of cherry tomatoes, but just for the family. There are a few bigger ones turning red, but it sure is slow. Maybe the heat that's suppose to be coming will be a good thing to ripen them, but not to have to be out in.

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Alert conductor foils payroll car robber

By Leigh Morris
Our Place in History
As Southern Illinois’ coal fields were developed in the 19th and early 20th century, numerous short line railroads were built to haul the black diamonds from mines to major rail lines.
One such short line was the Eldorado, Marion & Southwestern. Completed in 1908 by the Ernest Coal Co., the 12.5-mile railroad ran from Marion to Scranton Junction, Pittsburg, Keystone Junction and terminated at Paulton. The line was reincorporated as the Marion & Eastern on Dec. 31, 1913, and sold in 1917 for the tidy sum of $60,000.
Few gave this little journeyman railroad a second thought until the spring of 1924. That’s when Jesse James wannabes robbed the M&E’s payroll car.

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Let’s hear it for the dreamer!

By Freida Marie Crump
The Coonridge Digest
Greetings from the Ridge.
Let’s hear it for the boy who’s so busy looking for four-leaf clovers that he misses the ball that’s hit to him in right field. Let’s hear it for the girl who completely misses what her math teacher was saying about Euclidean geometry because she was too fascinated with the patterns her teacher’s prism earrings were making on the far wall. Three cheers for the little fella who can’t mow the yard straight because he’s so in awe of the cloud patterns forming over his head, and the little girl who can never remember to make her bed but she’s intrigued by the contours of the rumpled sheets and blankets, imagining them to be some green, futuristic cities.

Lorene Thies to celebrate her 100th birthday

Lorene E. Thies will celebrate her 100th birthday on Monday, July 28.
She was born in 1914 in rural Arenzville, the oldest of the four daughters (the late Wilma Nobis, Ethel Witte of Arenzville, and Phyllis Nobis of St. Johns, Mich.) of William and Lorna Wessler Witte.
She attended grade school and high school in Arenzville. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church where she married the late Paul Thies of rural Jacksonville on November 7, 1937.  They farmed together in Morgan County until retirement in 1976.
Mrs. Thies is the mother of two daughters, Paula (John) McClung of St. Paul, Minn. and Janet (Frank) Newell of Schaumburg. She has three grandchildren, Brian (Kathleen) McClung of Eagan, Minn., Alison (Mike) Hanson of Los Angeles, Calif. and Frank Thies Newell of Chicago. She has three great-grandchildren, Erik and Maggie Hanson and Mack McClung.
When she was younger, Mrs. Thies enjoyed quilting, crocheting, embroidering, canning, and cooking. She loved her flower and vegetable gardens and had fun playing pinochle. She was thrilled to be a wife, mother, then grandmother, and now great-grandmother. She roots for the Cubs and is an avid “Wheel Watcher.”
She is excited to have her entire family join her for her birthday celebration.

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Mary Lillian Vette

Mary Lillian Vette, 92, of Chandlerville, formerly of Mt. Sterling, passed away at Sunny Acres Home in Petersburg at 11:25 a.m. on Sunday, July 20. Burial will follow the services at Chandlerville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.  Online memorial messages may be left for the family at www.hurleyfh.com. Lintner-Hurley Funeral Home in Chandlerville is in charge of arrangements.

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Bells celebrating 90th birthdays

Morris and Doris Bell will celebrate their 90th birthdays from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, August 2 at their home, 3278 CR 1030E, Chandlerville.
Morris was born February 21, 1924, to Arthur and Hortense Bell in Saidora.
Doris was born August 20, 1924, to Edward and Lorene Schaub of Mason City. They were married March 14, 1948, and are celebrating 66 years together.
Morris and Doris are the parents of three daughters: Rosanne (Darell) Sarff, Kristine (Dennis) Lane, and Lori (Steve) Turner.  They have nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Morris and Doris are retired from farming. They look forward to sharing this celebration with their family and friends.

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Area Disposal Services named July Co-Business of the Month

Area Disposal Services, Inc. and their staff have been chosen July Co-Business of the month. Area Disposal Services provides waste hauling services, landfill laboratory analysis and hazardous waste disposal. They own three landfills, 250 trucks, and employ more than 500 individuals. Royal Coutter started the business in 1928 with one pickup truck. His grandsons, Chris, Matt and Jeff, now run the business. The office that serves Beardstown residents is located in Pittsfield. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and their phone number is 1-800-570-1616. Pictured from left: Joe Hucstep and Kevin Hall.

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Habitat for Humanity announces dedication of its fourth house

The public is invited by Habitat for Humanity of Cass and Schuyler Counties, Inc. to the dedication and open house for the recently completed house at 305 E. Jefferson, Rushville. The event will be held July 27 at 2 p.m. Please bring your lawn chairs.
Addie Moranville and her son, Lucas, will be the homeowners. Addie’s house is the fourth house built by the affiliate. The first and third ones were located in Beardstown and the second one in Rushville.

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