Lawn care

HEMBROUGH TREE AND?LAWN CARE looking for an individual for a Chemical Lawn Care Technician position. Experience and pesticide license/required. In addition positions open with mowing and landscaping experience. Must have driver’s license. Please apply at 2148 East State Street, Jacksonville. Phone: 245-6227


Applications needed

APPLICATIONS NEEDED! Beardstown Boost Incubator Project is seeking applications from those looking to start their own business. We can help make it affordable. Contact Dennis Reiley at Beardstown Main Street at 217-909-4228.


Be your own boss

BE YOUR OWN BOSS! Beardstown Boost Incubator Project can help you live your dream. Open your own business affordably and with free professional advice. Contact Dennis Reiley at Beardstown Main Street at 217-909-4228.

Elevator worker and Scale clerk

Elevator worker and Scale clerks Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) a world leader in agricultural processing is currently seeking candidates for seasonal positions as elevator workers or scale clerks at our Beardstown IL, locations. Elevator workers will unload grain, perform clean-up work, perform some maintenance, and assist in other areas of grain handling. Scale clerks will weigh trucks, grade grain, and perform data entry. Both positions require the flexibility to work overtime and weekends. Successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, medical history and background check is required. Please apply online at ADM is an EOE for minorities, females,  protected Veterans and individuals with a disability.


Water meters spark high citizen turnout at city council meeting

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.


Allen’s Market owner dies; store will remain open

The owner of Allen’s Market, Harold Allen, passed away suddenly on Monday. Despite a somber mood at the store, it is expected to remain open for the time being.
“We’re still here. We’re still going,” said manager Daniel Meyer.
But Meyer said employees were still coming to terms with events.
“Everyone’s pretty shaken up,” said Meyer, “Everybody’s in shock.”
Meyer also spoke on what Allen meant to the store.
“He’s everything to the store, he’s the heart and soul,” said Meyer. “He’s the smiling face around the counter. We are glad to have a boss like him.”
Meyer said he has spoken with Allen’s children about the future of Allen’s Market. While he did not know about long-term plans, the store would not shut down in the near-term.


2015 We Call It Home Wall calendar contest

Do you get told that you are a  great photographer? Have some favorite photo's you've taken of Cass County? We want to see them, maybe publish them in our 7th Annual We Call It Home Wall Calendar contest. See our ad below for the details or our contest. The photo's will be judge in two rounds on our web site.


Durells to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Bonnie (Moore) and Donald Durell of Browning, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on August 7.
They were married on August 7, 1964 in Beardstown by the late Rev. Lottie Morrow. Their witnesses were the late Raymond Knous and the late Marilyn (Moore) Hay.


Everett Dyche family reunion held July 19 The first Everett Dyche Family Picnic and Reunion was held July 19 at Lake Jacksonville with 31 present. Those attending were Mike, Joyce, Mike Jr. and Keaton Dyche and Josh, Cathy, Tanner and Jack Spencer of Rus

The first Everett Dyche Family Picnic and Reunion was held July 19 at Lake Jacksonville with 31 present.


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