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Monday, June 4, 2007

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Coming CCR’s original sound comes back with Revisited

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For more about Burlington’s Steamboat Days including a full lineup, pick up Wednesday’s Macomb Eagle Summer Tab.


Back by popular demand: entertainment columnist Le Alexander has the inside scoop on what’s happening in McDonough County. Page 4 Love movies but don’t want to waste your time sitting through something? Let our DVD reviews help you decide what to check out! Page 5

Classic “swamp rockers” will again take the stage when the reincarnated Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) takes the stage at Burlington’s Steamboat Days in Burlington, Iowa. So John Fogerty won’t be there but his music will be. CCR bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford, longtime friends, band mates and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers brought together three other musicians to reincarnate the classic band to form Creedence Clearwater Revisited. The band will highlight Steamboat Days on Friday, June 15. Revisited has been touring together for 13 years and playing nationally and internationally at festivals, casinos and nightclubs. Led by frontman John Tristao, a former member of the one-hit wonder group People, which coincidentally opened for CCR in the 1970s. Tristao’s voice and persona is a force to be reckoned with as he expertly emulates Fogerty’s oneof-a-kind voice. “I think ... Tristao sounds closer to the orig-

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Creedence Clearwater Revisited from left: Tal Morris, frontman John Tristao, original CCR guitarist Stu Cook, original CCR drummer Doug Clifford and Steve Gunner. The band will play CCR’s greatest hits at Burlington, Iowa’s Steamboat Days.
inal sound than anybody I’ve ever heard,” Cook said. “Plus he’s one funny guy and a heck of an entertainer.” Backed by Tal Morris on the guitar and Steve Gunner on the keyboard, acoustic guitar and harmonica, Cook said his and Clifford’s sound is the best it’s been. “It’s been a lot of years since (original CCR) recordings were made,” Cook said. “Doug and I have certainly improved tremendously as musicians over the years. We play better with each other now than we ever did. We’re tighter, we’re more focused on the music and less on the career and all that hullabaloo that was going on.” With songs in movies, on the radio and popular at weddings, the band still resonates with the young and old. It proves CCR songs stand the test of time. “The most interesting aspect of this project is we get a three-generation crowd now,” Cook said. “We get our original fans, their kids and we get their kids, which is great because the young people bring a lot of energy

to (a show). “It proves the blessing that we’ve been given ... all the fun we had back then is still carrying on now. We’re tickled that there is such an enthusiastic fan base,“ Cook added. Cook admits CCR has become a strong force in popular culture. “Over the years (the band has) become like cheeseburgers and CocaCola, it’s part of the culture in a way that no one could have ever expected,” he said. “Creedence is earthy, it’s rootsy, it’s not preachy, it’s real Americana, a combination of country and blues and rock. It’s a good fit for any generation.” For Cook, any music that came from the late 1960s and early ‘70s is considered some of the greatest music ever made. “There are so many artists and bands from the late 1960s (and) early ‘70s still out making good music. That period of music I think was just extraordinary,” Cook said followed by naming several musical giants from the era like The Beatles,

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By JONATHAN MOHR Eagle Staff Writer

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Dinner is anything but ordinary at Bash Ultra Dining. Lenox bone china, genuine silverware, Riedel wine glasses, six-course gourmet meals, subdued lighting and ambient music combine to create what owners Tim and Kristi Kupka call a “culinary adventure.” “We know there isn’t anything of this type or quality within a huge radius,” Tim said, adding someone would have to go to Chicago or St. Louis to find a similar restaurant. Bash, 926 E. Jackson, certainly serves fare not typically found in western Illinois establishments. The menu for the weekend of June 15-16 features dishes such as scallion flatbreads with “secret” dipping sauce, smoked mushroom pasta, Latin chicken cilantro lime soup, Parmesan chicken, chipolte raspberry glazed salmon, New York Strip with three peppers and port finished

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Bash Ultra Dining owner and chef Tim Kupka examines two of the serving dishes the restaurant uses during its six-course gourmet meals.
with roasted garlic mashed Yukon golden potatoes. It’s topped off by a Champagne “shrub” or cheese and a choice of two desserts, one of which will be chocolate. Patrons can also order five pours of the chef’s wine pairings for an additional fee or choose from a wide selection of adult beverages. One thing you won’t find on the menu is a children’s section. Bash caters to adults, including those celebrating special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries. Children under 12 should be left at home. Diners should also leave busy schedules at home, too, as dinner at

Macomb native and WIU alumnae Angela Hays Moore has recently released her one of a kind children’s book “Maggie Seeks the Kingdom of God” and it is available online at Hays Moore, a Colchester High School graduate, said the book is Christ-centered with a message, “That is my purpose,” she said. “That is my passion.” Although the book is intended for children ages 4-8, said Hays Moore, it’s great for all ages. Even her son Samuel, 11, has enjoyed it. The book is the story of a little girl named Maggie who follows her mother around with several questions about what the Kingdom of God really is, according to Hays Moore. “Jesus’ purpose was to preach the Kingdom of God,” she said. “It is a fictional story based on biblical truth.” Hays Moore originally wrote the book for children’s benefit. “There was nothing out there on the

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Support groups
Tuesday, June 5 • 9 a.m. to noon, Senior Health Insurance Program (S.H.I.P.), MDH first floor, front entrance, walk-ins welcome, 309-836-1579 • 3:30-5 p.m., Women’s empowerment group and children’s activity group, call Cindy or Jessica for location, 309-837-6622 • 8 p.m., AA Red Door Group, 314 N. McArthur, C.S.H. Wednesday, June 6 • 10:30 a.m. to noon, Chronic Pain Therapy Group, Behavioral Health Services, lower level, MDH Health Services Building I, pre-registration and session fees required, 309-836-1582 • 12:10 p.m., AA Midday Group meets at University Baptist Church, 315 N. Sherman, C.N.H. • 3:30-5 p.m., Getting Sober Therapy Group, Behavioral Health Services, lower level, MDH Health Services Building I, pre-registration and session fees required, 309-836-1582 • 3:30-5 p.m., Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families Therapy Group, MDH Health Services Building I, Behavioral Health Services, lower level, pre-registration and session fees required, 309-836-1582 • 6:30-8:30 p.m., Divorce Care support group, Argyle Bible Church, 309-776-3073 • 7 p.m., Macomb Weight Loss Surgery support group, MDH Auxiliary Workroom, 309-772-3839 • 8 p.m., AA Red Door Group, 314 N. McArthur, C.N.H. • 8 p.m., AA Meeting, Health Services Building, 505 E. Grant, lower level, N.C.H. • 8 p.m., Alanon meeting, Health Services Building, 505 E. Grant, lower level • 8 p.m., AA meeting, 101 Main St., Industry, C.N. Thursday, June 7 • By appointment, S.H.I.P. (Senior Health Insurance Program, MDH Auxiliary/Volunteer Room, lower level, 309-836-1579 • 5:30 p.m., AA Women’s Group, 314 N. McArthur, O.S.H. • 5:30 p.m., TOPS weight loss support group, University Baptist library, 315 N. Sherman • 6:30 p.m., Boundaries Seminar and Support Group, Wesley UMC, 309-833-2153 • 8 p.m., AA Red Door Group, 314 N. McArthur, C.S.H. • 10 p.m., NA Red Door Group, 314 N. McArthur, O.S.H. Friday, June 8 • 3:30-5 p.m., Anger Management Therapy Group, MDH Health Services Building I, Behavioral Health Services, lower level, pre-registration and session fees required, 309-8361582 • 12:10 p.m., AA Midday Group, University Baptist Church, 315 N. Sherman, O.C.N.H. • 3:30-5 p.m., Anger Management Therapy Group, MDH Health Services Building I, Behavioral Health Services, lower level, pre-registration and session fees, 309-836-1582 • 8 p.m., AA Red Door Group, 314 N. McArthur, C.N.H. • 10 p.m., NA Red Door Group, 314 N. McArthur, O.S.H. Saturday, June 9 • 6 p.m., Macomb Movement Disorders Support Group, The Elms, 309-833-3670 or • 8 p.m., AA Red Door Group, 314 N. McArthur, O. N. H. Sunday, June 10 • 3 p.m., AA Women’s Group, University Baptist Church, 315 N. Sherman, O.N.H. • 8 p.m., AA Red Door Group, 314 N. McArthur, C.S.H. • 8 p.m., AA meeting, 101 Main St., Industry, O.N. Monday, June 11 • 3-4:30 p.m., Bereavement Support Group New Horizons, MDH Room 103, 309-836-1543 • 3:30-5 p.m., Depression Therapy Group Finding Hope, MDH Health Services Building I, Behavioral Services, lower level, pre-registration and sessions fees required, 309-836-1582 • 5:30 p.m., MDH Breast Cancer Support Group, MDH Auditorium B, 309-836-1584 • 6:45 p.m., Overeaters Anonymous, University Baptist Church, 315 N. Sherman St., use the rear door • 8 p.m., AA Red Door Group, 314 N. McArthur, C.N.H.
AA meeting abbreviations: S - smoking allowed; N - nonsmoking meeting; H - handicapped accessible; C - closed (open only to those who desire to stop drinking); O - open to friends, family or anyone interested

Community Around the County
Monday, June 4 • 6-8 p.m., Divorcing Parents Education Program, MDH Health Services Building Auditorium, 505 E. Grant, $30, two-session class, pre-registration required, 309-836-1582 • 7 p.m., Tennessee Village Board, Village Hall • 7 p.m., Macomb City Council, Macomb City Hall, second floor • 7 p.m., Colchester City Council, City Hall • 7:30 p.m., Bushnell City Council, City Hall • 7:30 p.m., Prairieland Barbershop Chorus rehearsal, four-part harmony singing, Macomb Presbyterian Church, Dudley and Carroll streets, 309-837-1388 Tuesday, June 5 • 9 a.m. to noon, Senior Health Insurance Program (S.H.I.P.), MDH first floor, front entrance, walk-ins welcome, 309-836-1579 • 6:30 p.m., Blandinsville Village Board, Village Hall • 7 p.m., junior high volleyball interest meeting, Washington Street Gym, West Washington Street Wednesday, June 6 • 7-10 a.m., cholesterol screening, MDH Outreach Services, first floor, east wing, 505 E. Grant, $15, pre-registration required, don’t eat or drink for six hours prior to test, 309-836-1584 • Noon, Brown Bag Concert in the Park • 6-8 p.m., Divorcing Parents Education Program, MDH Health Services Building Auditorium, 505 E. Grant, second session • 7 p.m., Industry Village Board, Kiwanis Building • 7-9 p.m., free child safety class, MDH Auditorium B, 505 E. Grant, Macomb, 309-836-1570 • 7:30 p.m., McDonough County Board of Health meeting, 505 E. Jackson St. Thursday, June 7 • 7 a.m., to 1 p.m., farmers market, Macomb Square • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Senior Day, Citizens National Bank, 127 S. Side Square, most services free, 309-837-0643 • 1:30 p.m., Dancing Seniors meeting, YMCA Macomb Senior Center, new members needed, 309-836-7412 or 309-833-2766 • 1:30-6 p.m., 4-H blood drive, Macomb Donor Center, 1520 W. Jackson, Macomb • 7 p.m., Sciota Village Board, fire department • 7 p.m., Environmentally Concerned Citizens meeting, Macomb City Hall

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Friday, June 8 • 2 p.m., GIS committee meeting, Tillman 301F, WIU campus • 7 p.m., Western Illinois Traditional Music Association, jam session for acoustic instruments only, First Baptist Church, 136 W. McArthur, Dennis at 309-833-2227 • 8:30-10 p.m., Stargazing at the Park, Argyle Lake State Park sunset shelter, 309-776-3422 Saturday, June 9 • 7 a.m., to 1 p.m., farmers market, Macomb Square • 8:30-11 a.m., Youth Fishing Derby, Argyle Lake State Park bait shop, child participants must be chaperoned by adult prizes and certificates will be awarded • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Temporary Colchester Museum open, old Hunt building, next to Jones Mortuary • 1-4 p.m., Blandin House Museum open house Sunday, June 10 • 1-4 p.m., Temporary Colchester Museum open, old Hunt building, next to Jones Mortuary • 2 p.m., Colchester Sesquicentennial planning meeting, Colchester City Hall, Friendway Park, all interested individuals are encouraged to attend Monday, June 11 • Noon, Housing Authority, Eisenhower Towers • 5 p.m., Macomb City Committee of the Whole, City Hall • 5:30 p.m., McDonough County Humane Society meeting, Spoon River College M212, 776-3087 • 6 p.m., Macomb Airport Authority Board of Commissioners, Airport Authority office, Terminal Building, Macomb Municipal Airport, 16190 E. 1300th Road. • 7 p.m., Good Hope Village Board, Village Hall • 7:30 p.m., Prairieland Barbershop Chorus rehearsal, four-part harmony singing, Macomb Presbyterian Church, Dudley and Carroll streets, 309-837-1388

Let’s go fishing
What is summer time fun without fishing? In that spirit, your child is invited to join fishing at Spring Lake. The Fishing Hole program will be offered Thursday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Children ages 7-11 are encouraged to attend. We will meet at Lakeview Nature Center and take the shortcut over to Spring Lake. Bring your own gear or use one of our poles. We’ll furnish the bait. You’ll have a great time with Lakeview’s naturalist and maybe catch a fish two. Maximum enrollment for this program is 12 children. Don’t wait, the registration deadline is Friday, June 8. Register at the Macomb Park District office, 1406 N. Randolph, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or call 309-833-4562. The registration fee is $7.50 for park district residents, $11.25 for non-residents. If your child needs an accommodation based on a disability to attend this program, contact the park office at least five days before the program begins. A limited amount of scholarships, based on need, are available to park district residents and their children. Call the office for a scholarship application. Lakeview Nature Center is located just west of the entrance to Spring Lake at 10050 N. 1500 Rd.

Kids’ Clay challenge
It is time to try new things in this clay class, which is designed especially for children ages 9-12. Each week for six weeks students will try out new clays, building techniques, awesome new decorating materials and firing approaches. Four different clays, clay engobes, primitive and advanced firing projects will be completed with artwork. The program meets from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, June 14 to Thursday, July 19. Maximum enrollment is 10 children. Be brave and step up to the clay challenge. The registration deadline is Monday, June 11. The registration fee is $30 for park district residents and $ 45 for non-residents and includes all equipment: clay, glazes, bisque and glaze firings, use of brushes and tools, adult supervision and instruction. Call 309-833-4562 to register.

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Club for ages 10-12 will read “The Door of Time” by Pierdomenico Baccalrio. The 11-year-old Covenant twins approach their family’s move differently. Julia sees their new home as remote and without the comforts of a nearby mall. Jason, on the other hand, feels an immediate sense of danger, mystery and discovers the building’s previous occupant, the eccentric Ulysses Moore, left behind clues and codes to unlock a hidden, ancient wooden door. Using their unique talents, the children must discover the secrets hidden deep beneath the house and find the truth behind the disappearance of the enigmatic Moore. The Youth Reading Club will meet Thursdays June 14, June 21 and June 28 from 1-1:30 p.m. for a discussion and activity on The Door of Time. Pre-registration is required for both programs and lasts until Saturday, June 9. Call or stop by the Macomb Public Library, 235 S. Lafayette, 309-833-2714. Soldiers stationed at two military bases in Iraq will be able to see and talk with west central Illinois area family members in private, 30-minute videoconferences Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13. University of Illinois Extension is sponsoring the “See Your Soldier” audio/video visits at the Macomb Extension Center, 480 Deer Rd., Macomb. The conferences are free of charge and are available only for troops stationed at Camp Al Asad (Air Force) and Camp Taji/Cooke (Army). Families must register online at no later than 5 p.m., Sunday, June 10 to be eligible for a time slot and reservations will be made on a first-come, firstserved basis. The live audio/video links are being offered in collaboration with the Freedom Calls Foundation, which provides the video-



Macomb Public Library 2007 summer reading clubs
Macomb Public Library’s Junior Book Club for ages 7-9 is accepting the challenge of Mission Read! To the Library and Beyond! The Mission? To read Captain Fact: “Space Adventure - Saving the World One Fact at a Time!” by Knife and Packer Capt. Fact knows everything about anything and so does his dog, Knowledge. Armed with the supreme Power of Fact, the heroic duo set off on rescue missions into outer space. Along the way, they will put a stop to evil with Fact Attacks and crazy fact gadgets. The Junior Book Club will meet Mondays from 10:30-11 a.m. or Thursdays 3:30-4 p.m. beginning Monday, June 11. Each week the club will read a chapter together and tackle a project. After the six-week program each child will receive the book to keep. Macomb Public Library’s Youth Reading

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conferencing equipment and satellite connection in Iraq. When a family has registered, the military will alert the service member about the opportunity to visit with friends and family and the time and date of the Internet transmission. If the soldier’s duty schedule can accommodate the visit, family members will be assigned a time for their 30-minute session. To start the process of requesting a visit, a family member must submit information through the “See Your Soldier” Web site at by the June 10 deadline. Visitors to the Web site will be able to indicate their preferred location for the video visit and must follow all instructions. Family members who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program should contact the Macomb Extension Center, 309-836-3366.

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Dead Filmmakers Society returns with ‘ Lady on a Train’
Macomb’s “King” will rock out Chandler Park on Wednesday, June 6 as Bryce Dexter returns to the park this summer to rock and roll with audiences. Adding entertainment to your lunch hour, this Brown Bag Concert features Dexter performing many of the musical genres that the original King, Elvis Presley, introduced and revitalized back in the 1950s. I’m sure that many of you have heard Dexter perform, but if you have not, I suggest partaking in this opportunity to hear versatile singing that

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Le Alexander subtly mimics the original. If you’re out and about during the lunch hour, don’t drive by but take a little time to enjoy the view and listen to a few of Dexter’s chords. Dexter will be performing at noon at the gazebo and the event is free to the public. All you need to bring is your own lunch. The Dead Filmmakers Society, which is devoted to introducing or revisiting the quality and classic films of yesteryear, returns for the summer. Turn back time and watch the first film in the

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series, “Lady on a Train,” from 1945. The film focuses on young debutante Nikki Collins (Deanna Durbin) and a murder she witnessed while passing by on a train. In order to solve the murder, Collins enlists the help of a mystery writer and is determined to prove to police the incident occurred. For those who may not be aware, Collins, who has a diverse singing talent, was featured opposite Gene Kelly in “Christmas Holiday.” This crime mystery has everything an Alfred Hitchcock fanatic would enjoy, including riveting suspense, romance and humor. Utilizing heavy shadows and low-key lighting, this classic film noir approach brings “Lady on a Train” its appeal, charm and enigmatic possibilities. If you’ve seen “The

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By LE ALEXANDER Eagle Correspondent



DVD Review

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Macomb-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Jordan Egler has a past of musical memories that have all encouraged him to perform. “In high school, a friend of mine played the first four bars of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ on a crappy acoustic,” Egler said. “I was hit with the epiphany that rock could be played by any aimless Midwestern teenager.” Egler, who serves as owner/operator of Redlight Records in Macomb, has played in several bands throughout his career and continues to perform with a few Macomb favorites, including The Stone Giants. “The Stone Giants, my longtime musical love affair, has been together in one incarnation or another for more than a dozen years,” Egler added. “We’ve released five albums and played from one end of the state to the other.” However, the fun and

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records. We’re keeping our fingers crossed.” Hoping to continue his music career in this area, Egler is optimistic that this region can strive in providing a location where all artists are welcome to build and showcase their talent. “I have to say there are a lot of very civic and artistically-minded regular folk that put in a lot of their own time to advance the cause of local culture,” Egler said. “We should give them a bigger bullhorn, so to speak.” Individuals interested in purchasing music featuring Egler can visit The Phoenix, Rockin’ Records and Capitol Music in Macomb or visit and

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Traver pleads guilty in drug delivery case
A Roselle man was sentenced to a total of 180 days in the McDonough County Jail on Tuesday, May 29 after pleading guilty in a drug delivery case from 2005. Matthew A. Traver, 22, pleaded guilty to one felony count of unlawful delivery of 10 to 30 grams of marijuana. He was sentenced to 24 months of first-offender drug probation, which will keep a felony conviction off his criminal record if he is able to successfully complete it. Traver must also pay about $1,800 in fines, fees and assessments as well as $180 in restitution to the West Central Illinois Task Force for the money he was paid for the drugs during the transaction. He must also have three random drug tests. The sentencing agreement calls for 180 days in jail for Traver. He began serving 120 days of the term Wednesday, May 30 and will get two days credit for time he’s already spent in jail and day for day credit for good behavior. The 60-day balance will be stayed to determine how he’s followed the terms of his probation. Traver was arrested in November 2005 for selling 13.1 grams of marijuana to an undercover police source at a residence hall at WIU. Karl Freyer, 21, Tinley Park, pleaded guilty to the same offense late last year and received about the same sentence.

Authorities bring in Cordrey for aggravated criminal sexual abuse
Police arrested a Littleton man Tuesday, May 29 for incidents of sexual abuse that allegedly happened in the fall of 2005. Thomas Cordrey Jr., 25, was arrested on a warrant that charges him with two felony counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He was being held in the McDonough County Jail earlier this week while awaiting $40,000 bond. Court files indicate Cordrey’s charges stem from two incidents that occurred between Oct. 5 and Oct. 10, 2005 involving a girl under the age of 13. The exact age of the girl was not released. Cordrey is accused of inappropriately touching the girl during the time period. County prosecutors sought a warrant for Cordrey in November 2005. He was arrested and jailed on the warrant for the first time Tuesday night. A preliminary hearing in Cordrey’s case will be held at a later date.

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McDonough County This Week, Macomb, Illinois Monday, June 4, 2007

Zaffino saves best for last
WIU juniors Amy Zaffino and Blair Hadnott finished up their 2007 outdoor track and field seasons at the 2007 NCAA Mideast Regional hosted by the University of Missouri on Saturday, May 26. Zaffino hit a personal best in the women’s hammer throw, 170-9, to finish 19th. The Shorewood native moved into the fifth spot on Western’s all-time top10 list with the mark, which was 2.13 meters farther than her previous career best. “Amy’s performance was really exciting,” said coach Mike Stevenson. “She far exceeded her expected seed for the meet and making that much of a move on her personal best is a big deal. She showed the type of competitor that she is and gained a lot of confidence for next year.” Hadnott finished his second event at the regional when the Aurora native landed 46-10 3/4 in the triple jump event, after a short weather delay, to Photo courtesy of the WIU Athletics web site take 22nd place. “Blair got two jumps in WIU junior Amy Zaffino tossed a personal best in during very windy condi- the hammer throw, 170-9, at the 2007 NCAA tions before they postMideast Regional. poned the triple jump,” prelims of the 100-meter hurdles. Stevenson said. “He then recovered “I’m satisfied with the results this and did his best on his last attempt of weekend,” Stevenson said. “We accomthe day.” plished my goals of gaining experience Hadnott also finished in 34th place and competing to the best of our ability in the long jump while junior Karlos for the weekend, so the trip was sucKemp rounded out the field for the cessful.” Leathernecks, earning 20th place in the

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MHS junior Derek Kreps (right) flips the ball to pitcher Curt Myers earlier this year. Myers was recently named to the Olympic Conference, all-conference first-team while Kreps garnered an honorable mention award.

Bomber athletes honored
The Olympic Conference recently announced its all-conference teams for softball and baseball. Macomb is well represented on both sides of the diamond. For the Bombers, senior Myers Hendrickson, juniors Curt Myers and Matt Buren and sophomore Davis Hendrickson were first-team selections. Senior Brad Ackers, junior Derek Kreps and sophomore Kendall Hocker received honorable mention accolades. Senior Jaclyn Lucas and sophomore Sandy Moore were the two Lady Bombers honored with first-team allconference selections. Senior catcher Ashley Breeden was named to the honorable mention team.

Macomb Little League heats up
In Friday, May 25 Little League Action, MidAmerica Bank downed Kiwanis 5-1 as Cal Denecke notched the win. Jarrod Rockhold and Dylan Hinman had hits for MidAmerica. Coke grabbed an 11-6 victory over Pepsi behind winning pitcher Joey Billiter. Kevin Carrol picked up the save. Vince Mahr and Matthew Jansen contributed hits for Coke. Drew Baker hit a triple for Pepsi. In Domino’s 7-0 blanking of First State Bank, Brett Taylor and Garrett Kline combined for the shutout with Taylor recording nine strikeouts. Bryce Haddix, Trebor Mann, Lee Bllups, Logan Potter, Kline and Taylor all had hits. On Wednesday, May 30, Kiwanis fell to Pepsi 7-5. Amfenee Anderson was the winning pitcher while Drew Baker grabbed the save. Even Hoon pitched for Kiwanis. In Domino’s 9-4 win over MidAmerica Bank, Brett Taylor, Lee Billups and Max Ford pitched for the victors. Kiwanis’ Jacob Baty started on the mound. Kyle Livingston took the win and Blake Lowderman notched the save in First State Bank’s 7-1 win over Coke. Tyler Protsman pitched for Coke.

Thomas adds another piece
WIU men’s basketball coach Derek Thomas bolstered his 2007-08 roster recently by adding junior college transfer Josh Rivers. “Josh has the opportunity to come in here and be one of the premier shooters in the Mid-Con,” Thomas said. Rivers, a 6-foot 170-pound guard, played the last two seasons at Southeastern Illinois Community College under Todd Franklin, who also guided former Leatherneck Sammy Hunter. Rivers is expected to be the final piece in Thomas’ 2007-08 recruiting class. He joins Ceola Clark, Larry Dumas, Delvon Johnson, James Granstra, Nikola Bodic, David Nurse and David Dubois.

MJH volleyball meeting scheduled
There is a meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 5 at Washington Street Gym, Macomb, for anyone who is interested in playing junior high volleyball for Macomb, including students entering seventh and eighth grades in the fall. This is an informational meeting for parents and players.

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Bash from Page 1 Continued
leave busy schedules at home, too, as dinner at Bash is no hurried affair. Cocktails are served at 6:30 p.m., and dinner is served one-half hour later. From that point, the entire evening is all about delighting the taste buds with the delectable dishes. Tim estimates the entire experience takes four hours. As patrons work their way through one course, Tim is in the kitchen building the next, guaranteeing that every dish is as fresh as possible. Despite the elegant atmosphere, Tim said he and Kristi felt it was not necessary to establish a dress code for their restaurant. “Anyone coming here wouldn’t wear shorts and a tank top,” Tim said. Bash is not the sort of restaurant you choose on the spur of the moment, either, he added. The restaurant is open only on selected weekends and reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance by calling 309-833-1600. Patrons are asked to provide contact information and choice of entree when they call. Bash also offers on-site catering for private parties and special occasions. Further information, including upcoming menus, is available at

Teen Summer Reading program
This summer the Macomb Public Library is offering a Teen Summer Reading program. Students entering sixth through 12th grades will have the opportunity to earn rewards for their summer reading. For each book read, students will receive a small prize and a chance to win one of four great prizes in a final drawing July 30. The gifts are a Game Stop gift certificate for $25, music CD certificate, a free hair cut at Michaels or a family video gift Certificate for $5. Students can claim up to two books each week and each book must be a minimum of 200 pages Students may redeem prizes beginning June 9 through July 29. Stop in the Macomb Public Library, 235 S. Lafayette or call 309-833-2714 for more information.

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Are you and your family getting ready to go on a vacation? Do you know all that you should do before, while and after your vacation? Come join the Macomb Park District staff members Saturday, June 9 as they give you the answers to these questions. Travel Tips costs $20 for residents and $30 for nonresidents and will be taught at the Macomb Park District Office, 1406 N. Randolph, Macomb. The deadline to register is Wednesday, June 6. For more information, call the Macomb Park District, 309-833-4562.

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More than 1,700 undergraduate students enrolled in WIU were named to the 2007 Spring Dean’s List. To receive this award, a student must earn at least a 3.6 grade point average on a scale of 4.0. WIU, established in 1899, opened the doors to its first students Sept. 23, 1902 on its residential campus located in Macomb. McDonough County residents who were named to the Dean’s List are below. Adair Jessica Brooke Staton, Senior Bardolph Rory Brian Mannion, junior, and Selina A. Mannion, freshman Blandinsville Karla L. Melvin, sophomore, and Drake Edward Brewster, junior Bushnell Abbey Barbara Ebbert, senior, Stephen C. Finlay, senior, Traci S. Griffith, junior, Jennifer J. Howard, freshman, Matthew David Raymond, sophomore, James E. Redding, senior, Chris A. Reed, senior, Erin Whitney Reno, sophomore, Seth B. Rhoads, junior, Lissa D. Shafer, senior, Benjamin Frank Slater, sophomore, and Jesse K. Winget, senior Colchester Janetta R. Alexander, senior, Bradley C. Boedeker, senior, Emily L. Coutre, senior, Ashley L. Fentem, sophomore, Yvonne D. Hansen, senior, Cristine Ann Purdy, senior, and Samantha F. Quigle, senior Good Hope Michael Stuart Chase, junior, and Linsay M. Hays, senior Industry Heidi A. Cox, senior, Krystal Kay Harwood, senior, Ryan C. Ungashick, senior Macomb Hope Langston Adkins, senior, Alexei Andreev, senior, Heather Nicole Ballard, senior, Kathleen Lane Barclay, sophomore, Ryan Lee Barrett, junior, Justin Matthew Bartlett, senior, Amy S. Bear, senior, Nicholas Vernon Beaven, senior, Nicholas Peter Becker, senior, Angela Sue Benham, senior, Wardatou Boukari, junior, Varqa Buehrer, junior, Adam James Busard, senior, Stacy L. Butcher, senior, Kyle Matthew Carmack, sophomore, Brandon J. Colley, senior, Nathan S. Corzatt, senior, Jack W. Crouch, sophomore, Jessica Faye Dejaynes, senior, Michelle Jane Detrick, sophomore, Loana Luz Deveraux, junior, Kirsten

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Sisters, Rebecca (left) 18, and Anna Powers, 14, Macomb, each donated 12 inches of their hair to Locks of Love at Hairizons, 114 W. Carroll, on Friday, May 25. Anna and Rebecca have been growing their hair so they could donate it together before Rebecca leaves for the Army. Rebecca will serve as a nurse in the Army Reserves and will be in Missouri for nine weeks of basic training before moving to Texas for the remainder of her term.

Christian Women’s Fellowship Groups meet
Christian Women’s Fellowship Groups of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) met Tuesday, May 22 for study, worship and fellowship. The Martha Shemwell Group met at 1:30 p.m., in the fellowship hall. The group opened with prayer. The meeting, the last for the summer, was to discuss the theme for the coming year. The group decided to study about Korea. Betty Landis was hostess for the afternoon. The Ada White Group met at 2 p.m. in the church parlor. The meeting was opened with prayer. A short business meeting was held to decide on the hostess and officers for the coming year. Shirley Rigg gave the lesson and worship. The title of her presentation was “Why Not Peace.” For her worship service she talked on the meaning of Memorial Day and the folding of the memorial flag. Rigg read some of the writings of Southeastern High School students wrote about the faith that has carried them through. The meeting was closed with the CWF benediction. The Itoka Maeda Group met at 6 p.m., in the home of Jean Vaughn for a salad supper at their final meeting for the summer. A short business meeting was held to make plans for the 2007-08 year. Judy Graves gave the lesson and worship from the book “Purpose Driven Life” titled “Worship That Pleases God.” The meeting was closed with prayer. The Bertha Gilchrist Group met at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Mary Raymer opened the meeting with the CWF prayer. The business meeting was held to select new officers and hostess for the coming year. Rachel Blevin gave the lesson titled “The Gift of Rest” from a book written by H. James Kennedy, Ph.D. titled “God’s Absolute Best For You.” Rachel also gave the worship service from the Women’s Devotional New Testament titled “His Disciples.” Bernice Magin acted as hostess for the evening.

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Wilfred Ray “Bill” Irish
Wilfred Ray “Bill” Irish, 75, Omaha, Neb., died at 5:25 p.m., Monday, May 28, 2007, at Hospice House, Omaha. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Blandinsville, with the Rev. Bruce Goettsche officiating. Burial was in Glade City Cemetery, Blandinsville. Memorials may be made to either the Tangier Shrine Transportation Fund, Omaha, Rockbrook Methodist Church or the Hospice House, Omaha. You may leave condolences and sign the guestbook online at



Death notices Morris “Bob” Nooner
Morris “Bob” Nooner, Jr., 82, St. Paul, Minn., formerly of Macomb and Plymouth, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007. Burial was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Minnesota Veterans Home - Minneapolis, where he received such attentive care. Memorial services in Macomb will be held at a later date.


W. Doris Moore
W. Doris Moore, 84, Augusta, died Friday, May 25, 2007, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb. Funeral services were held Monday, May 28, 2007, at Hamilton Funeral Home, Augusta, with the Revs. Patsy and Jerry Spratt officiating. Burial was in Huntsville Cemetery, Huntsville. Memorials may be made to the Augusta Assembly of God Church or the Augusta Senior Citizens Center.

Raymond E. Drinkwater
Raymond E. Drinkwater, 52, Smithville, Mo., died Wednesday, May 23, 2007. Cremation rites were accorded. Memorial services will be held from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, June 10, 2007, at Community Center Complex, Smithville, Mo. Memorials may be made to Faye Drinkwater, 161 County Road F, Apt. 106, Smithville, MO 64089.

Kathyrn (Katie) and Marion Huston

Celebrate golden
Marion and Kathyrn (Katie) Huston, Good Hope, were united in marriage June 15, 1957, at Little Brown Church, in Nashua, Iowa. The Rev. Glenn Utterback officiated. Their attendants were the late Dean and Rose Marie (Lovejoy) Carlock. They are the parents of one son, Harold (Kandee) Huston, and two granddaughters, Jordan and Morgan Huston, all of Murray, Ky. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, there will be an open house and buffet from 4-7 p.m., Saturday, June 16 at the Macomb VFW Post 1921, 1200 E. Jefferson St., Macomb. All relatives, friends and neighbors are invited. The couple requests that gifts be omitted. Please dress casually.

Luther “Luke” Brummett
Luther “Luke” Brummett, 67, Macomb, died at 4:35 p.m., Sunday, May 27, 2007, at his residence. Cremation was accorded. Memorials may be made to the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, Macomb, was in charge of arrangements. Please sign guestbook at

Mary B. Hilten
Mary B. Hilten, 77, Smithsire, died at 7:54 p.m., Thursday, May 24, 2007, at her home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Corman Memorial Home, Roseville. Burial was in Ellison Cemetery, Smithshire. Memorials may be made to Smithshire U.M. Church or the Community Hospice of America, Galesburg.

Larry G. McGee
Larry G. McGee, 69, Lincoln, formerly of Macomb, died at 11:56 a.m., Monday, May 21, 2007, at his home. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 24, 2007, at Frickle-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Burial was in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Havana. Memorials may be made to the American Pancreatic Association, PO Box 14906, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

Denise M. Burton
Denise M. Burton, 53, Bushnell, died at 2:40 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2007, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at Martin Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, with Don Hightower officiating. Burial was in Bushnell Cemetery, Bushnell. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Reeverts, Rodriguez receive awards
Tally Reeverts, a Hope College senior from Colchester, received the Peter Bol Award and the Sandrene Schutt Award during the college’s annual Honors Convocation held Thursday, April 26. The Peter Bol Cash award is given to the upper-class student who has made an outstanding contribution in counseling and helping underclass students and who gives promise of a career of service to youth. The winner is selected by the college’s personnel, deans and counseling staff. The Sandrene Schutt Award is presented to the senior who has shown exceptional proficiency in English literature and who expresses the intention of teaching English literature. Steven Rodriguez, a Hope College senior from Macomb, received the first place award in the Multicultural Life Essay Contest during the college’s annual Honors Convocation held Thursday, April 26. The prize is awarded by the student development office to the authors of outstanding multicultural life essay papers. Hope is a four-year, co-educational, Christian, liberal arts college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and has 3,203 students from 44 states and territories and 29 foreign countries. Hope offers courses in 83 majors leading to a bachelor of arts, bachelor of science or bachelor of science in nursing degree.

Irene Morrison
Irene Morrison, 96, Winston-Salem, N.C., formerly of Macomb, died at 3:17 a.m., Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House, WinstonSalem, N.C. Funeral services were held Monday, June 4, 2007, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Macomb, with Pastor Michael Burdick officiating. Burial was in Baughman, north of Smithfield. Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Fund. You may leave condolences or sign the guestbook online at

Josephine Morrell Constable
Josephine Morrell Constable, 86, Rushville, died at 9:50 a.m., Sunday, May 27, 2007, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. Services were held Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Rushville. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Organ Fund or Culbertson Garden’s. You may leave condolences at

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Jill Davis Elliott, 55, Littleton, formerly of Chicago, died at 11:07 a.m., Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at her home. Services were held Saturday, May 26, 2007, at Wood Funeral Home, Rushville, with the Rev. Cindy Rettig officiating. Burial was in Vermont Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice. You are invited to share your memories and leave condolences at
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Harold E. “Buss” Rutledge
Harold E. “Buss” Rutledge, 88, Macomb, died at 7:05 a.m., Saturday, May 26, 2007, at Heartland Health Care Center, Macomb. Services were held Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, Macomb, with the Rev. Ron Green officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb, with military rites. Memorials may be made to McDonough District Hospital Adult Day Care or Heartland Health Care Center. Please sign guestbook at

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McDonough County This Week, Macomb, Illinois Monday, June 4, 2007

Community Performing Arts Center design public forum
budgeted money, according to College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Dean Paul Kreider. The three design concepts that will be presented are based on this process. Performing Arts Center planning committee members include Kreider and Michael Hott, WIU architectural superintendent, co-chairs; students Le Alexander and Patrick Downing; Bruce Briney, Terry Solomonson and Bart Shanklin, director, from the School of Music; David Patrick, Candace Winters-March and Jeannie Woods, chair, from the theatre and dance department; Christi Steelman, COFAC Cultural Affairs coordinator; Ann Comerford, director of Student Activities; and Macomb community members Lorraine Epperson, Steve Knowles and Mayor Mick Wisslead.
By Bonnie Barker WIU University Relations



Colchester UMC Women meet
The Colchester United Methodist Women met with eight members present. President Dorothy Kipling opened the meeting with prayer, followed by devotions by Kathryn Jarrett. The lesson, “The Journey: Through the Wilderness to the Promise Land” was presented by Nancy Altenbern and assisted by members. Secretary Kathryn Jarrett read the minutes from the last meeting, followed by roll call. Treasurer Marian Hendrickson gave the financial report. It was announced the School of Missions would be held in August. A thank you note from Emily Pennington, the US-2 missionary serving in Cunningham Children’s Home, was read. The Wednesday, June 13 CMW Breakfast meeting will feature a speaker from Cunningham and she will be presented with a $629 memorial gift for the home from the Rachel Isham family. The meeting adjourned and Marian Hendrickson served refreshments.

The Performing Arts Planning Committee and the design firms for the WIU Performing Arts Center (PAC) will host a 9-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 13 public forum to present three design concepts. The public forum will be held in the Tri States Public Radio Performance Studio, 320 W. University Drive, just west of Cinema I & II. The designers/architects, who were introduced April 27 in Macomb, are O’Donnell, Wicklund, Pigozzi and Peterson, Chicago and Phoenix, Ariz. and Pelli Clarke Pelli, New Haven, Conn. The planning committee and design firm members will present the three design concepts and answer questions at the public forum. The planning committee and design firms have been through the programming process that involves soliciting input from the users of the new facility and adjusting programming to match

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report - City of Macomb
Consumer Confidence Report 2006
Introduction The City of Macomb is committed to keeping you informed about the quality of your drinking water. This report is provided to you on an annual basis and includes information about where your drinking water comes from, the constituents found in your drinking water, and how the water quality compares with the regulatory standards. We are dedicated to providing you with a reliable supply of high quality drinking water. Where Does My Drinking Water Come From? During 2006 the City of Macomb provided water to our customers from two sources. The majority, about 60%, came from our surface water source at Spring Lake. The remainder was pumped from the groundwater aquifer directly beneath Macomb. Treatment Process The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) considers all surface water sources of community water supplies to be susceptible to potential pollution problems, hence the reason for mandatory treatment for all surface water supplies in Illinois. Mandatory treatment includes coagulation, sedimentation, filtration, and disinfection. After this treatment process the finished drinking water is discharged into a million gallon clear well where it is blended with treated ground water before being pumped to the distribution system. Our ground water source receives reverse osmosis (RO) treatment before being discharged into our clear wells where it is blended with our surface water. What Contaminants May Be Present in Sources of drinking Water? The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and groundwater wells. As water travels over the surface of the land, or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals, and in some cases radioactive materials. In addition, substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity can be picked up as well. Contaminants that may be present in source water include; Microbial Contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, or wildlife. Inorganic Contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial, domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. Pesticides and Herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses. Organic Chemical Contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also be from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems. Radioactive Contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. Health Information Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The mere presence of contamination does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink the EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottle water which must provide the same protection for public health. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium or other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791. Monitoring Violations During the 2nd quarter sampling period the City of Macomb failed to collect TTHM and HAA5 (aka disinfection by-products) samples in a timely fashion. In August of 2006 the City of Macomb failed to distribute Public Notice within the required timeframe for a Turbidity violation. Turbidity is a measurement of the cloudiness of the water caused by suspended particles. We monitor it because it is a good indicator of the water quality and the effectiveness of our filtration system and disinfectants. During the last quarter on 2006 the City of Macomb failed to submit the proper Public Notice certification to the IEPA on time for the August turbidity violation. Turbidity is a measurement of the cloudiness of the water caused by suspended particles. We monitor it because it is a good indicator of the water quality and the effectiveness of our filtration system and disinfectants. Treatment Technique Violation. During the month of August the City of Macomb experienced turbidity readings in excess of the IEPA’s MCL. Turbidity has no health effects, however turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for bacteria growth. Turbidity may indicate the presence of disease causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches. These symptoms are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. What We’re Doing to Address the Violations The City of Macomb has retained the services of Benton & Associates engineering firm to conduct a comprehensive performance evaluation of our equipment and operating procedures. In addition, we are reviewing the chemicals used to treat the water and will be starting 24 hour treatment operations to minimize the effects of starting and stopping the treatment process. Questions? For more information or questions regarding this report please contact Jim Bessler, Utilities Manager, or Clinton Hill, Water Production Supervisor at 309-833-2821. Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Par mas información ó tradúccion, favor de contactar a Jim Bessler. Teloefono: 309-833-2821
Sodium There is not a state or federal MCL for sodium. Monitoring is required to provide information to consumers and health officials that are concerned about sodium intake due to dietary precautions. If you are on a sodium-restricted diet, you should consult a physician about this level of sodium in the water. 6/29/2006 10 Not Applicable N/A N/A ppm No
Erosion of naturally occuring deposits; used in water softener regeneration

2006 Regulated Contaminants Detected
Lead and Copper Date Sampled: 12/31/2005 Definitions: Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. Action Level Goal (ALG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. ALG's allow for a margin of safety.


Lead Action Level (AL)
15 ppb

Lead 90th Percentile
2.4 ppb

# Sites Over Lead AL

Copper MCLG
1.3 ppm

Copper Action Level (AL)
1.3 ppm

Copper 90th Percentile
0.0314 ppm

# Sites Over Copper AL

Likely Source of Contamination
Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits

Water Quality Test Results Definitions: The following tables contain scientific terms and measures, some of which may require explanation.Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCL's are set as close to the Maxium Contaminant Level Goal as feasible using the best available treatment technology.Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLG's allow for a margin of milligrams per litre or parts per million - or one ounce in 7,350 gallons of micrograms per litre or parts per billion - or one ounce in 7,350,000 gallons of not applicable.Avg: Regulatory compliance with some MCLs are based on running annual average of monthly samples.Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL): The highest level of disinfectant allowed in drinking water.Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG): The level of disinfectant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLG's allow for a margin of safety. Regulated Contaminants

Disinfectants & Disinfection By-Products
TTHMs [Total Trihalomethanes] Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Chlorine

Collection Date
9/29/2006 12/13/2006 12/31/2006

Highest Level Detected
107 39 1.6554

Range of Levels Detected
34.6 - 107 21.9 - 39 1.4715 - 1.6554


80 60 MRDL=4

Units Violation
ppb ppb ppm No No

Likely Source Of Contaminant
By-product of drinking water chlorination By-product of drinking water chlorination Water additive used to control microbes

Inorganic Contaminants

Collection Date

Highest Level Detected

Range of Levels MCLG MCL Units Violation Detected
Not Applicable 2 2 ppm No

Likely Source Of Contaminant
Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits Erosion of natural deposits; Runoff from orchards; Runoff from electronics production wastes Corrosion of galvanized pipes; Erosion of natural deposits; runoff from waste batteries and paints Discharge from steel and pulp mills; Erosion of natural deposits Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Fertilizer discharge Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits Discharge from petroleum refineries; fire retardants; ceramics; electronics; solder Discharge from metal refineries and coal-burning factories




Not Applicable








0 - 12








Not Applicable








Not Applicable








Not Applicable








Not Applicable





Nitrate (As N)



0.24 - 2.4





Nitrite (As N)



Not Applicable








0 - 16








0 - 18








0 - 10





Discharge from electronics, glass, and Leaching from ore-processing sites Discharge from petroleum and metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits




Not Applicable





Synthetic Organic Contaminants (including Collection Date pesticides and herbicides)
Atrazine 6/29/2006

Highest Level Detected

Range of Levels Detected
0 - 0.62

MCLG MCL Units Violation
3 3 ppb No

Likely Source Of Contaminant
Runoff from herbicide used on row crops

State Regulated Contaminants
Manganese This contaminant is not currently regulated by USEPA. However, the state has set an MCL for this contaminant for supplies serving a population of 1000 or more.

Collection Date

Highest Range of Level Levels MCLG MCL Units Violation Detected Detected
12 Not Applicable N/A 150 ppb No

Likely Source Of Contaminant
Erosion of naturally occurring deposits

Note: The state requires monitoring of certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently. Therefore, some of this data may be more than one year old. EPA has reviewed the drinking water standard for arsenic because of special concerns that it may not be stringent enough. Arsenic is a naturally-occurring mineral known to cause cancer in humans at high concentrations. Some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer. Turbidity

Limit (Treatment Technique)
0.3 NTU

Lowest Monthly % meeting limit


Soil Runoff

Limit (Treatment Technique)

Highest Single Measurement


Soil Runoff

Information Statement: Turbidity is a measurement of the cloudiness of the water caused by suspended particles. We monitor it because it is a good indicator of water quality and the effectiveness of our filtration system and disinfectants. Total Organic Carbon The percentage of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) removal was measured each month and the system met all TOC removal requirements set by IEPA, unless a TOC violation is noted in the violations section.

2006 Violation Summary Table:
Further information on these violations along with what we have done to correct them can be found at the beginning of this report.

Rule or Contaminant
PUBLIC NOTICE RULE Failure to distribute Public Notice on time. PUBLIC NOTICE RULE Failure to submit Public Notice Certification on time. THM_HAA

Violation Type

Violation Duration
8/1/2006 To 8/31/2006


10/13/2006 To 12/15/2006


4/1/2006 To 6/30/2006



8/1/2006 To 8/31/2006


Ribbon cuttings

—————————— Catch A Star Learning Center has summer openings for children 6 weeks to 12 years. Our summer camp for school age children offers a variety of fun filled activities. Call 309-833-2741 for more information —————————— Stay-at-home mom babysitting in my home. No indoor pets, CPR certified, non-smoking, clean. Minutes from Good Hope. References available. 309-337-7031 —————————— —————————— Child Care position: Nursery worker, 18 years or older, background check required. Sundays 8:1512:00. Inquire at Wesley U. Methodist Church 309-833-2153 —————————— CNA Extra Income Flexible Work: Extra income taking care of elderly in their homes. Assignment of individual cases so can work 2,4, hours a day. Can schedule days that can work and amount of hours. Good supplemental pay and transportation reimbursement. Work available in Avon, Bushnell, Macomb, and Roseville areas. Call 309-837-9422 to talk with our Home Care Director —————————— Southeastern CUSD #337 has the following positions available for the 2007-2008 school year: (2) Paraprofessionals at the High School in Augusta, IL. Reply by June 1, 2007 to: Supt. Michael D. Owen, PO Box 247, Bowen, IL 62316. Phone 217-8425236, Fax, 217-842-5248 —————————— Wanted: Truck driver and Farm helper. CDL required. Flexible hours. 309-221-1779

McDonough County This Week, Macomb, Illinois Monday, June 4, 2007

—————————— OSF Home Care. There’s no place like Home! Physical Therapists: Flexible full-time, part-time and PRN hours available in our growing home health agencies. Pick a schedule to fit your life. OSF is known for its commitment to those we serve and our employees enjoy the same high level of attention. Our salary and benefit packages, which include 401(k) and pension, outstanding medical and dental coverage, life, disability and professional insurance, are some of the many ways we choose to reward our outstanding team members. We offer reimbursement for mileage, cell phone and CEU’s. Apply on line at: ——————————


—————————— COLCHESTER ALL TOWN YARD SALES: Friday June 8 and Saturday June 9. Maps available at Sugar & Spice for $1 to benefit Colchester Community Connections. —————————— —————————— FOUND in the alley behind Dr. Culvers garage, baby blanket and cargo net. Please call 309-837-4428 to claim. —————————— LOST: Standard Grey-hen Cockatiel lost around West Murray St., Macomb. Answers to the name DODA, VERY friendly. Call 309-202-1875 —————————— LOST: Two wheel black lawn cart, Augusta area. Call 217-392-2539 —————————— —————————— Nice cherry entertainment center. Lots of storage, good shape, $50. Call 309-313-3018 after 3pm ——————————



Munson’s Pools & Spas
The Ambassador Committee of the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Development Corporation recently held a ribbon cutting for Munson’s Pools & Spas who recently opened a new location in Macomb at 1930 W. Jackson.


—————————— Fresh Hedge posts, line $8. Corner post, $12. Wooden disassemble building, approximately 30’ X 40’, $1000 OBO. 69 Hayliner, small square baler, $800. 309-426-2400 —————————— Kimball Console piano bought new in 1970, very good condition. Bench included, also good condition. $800 OBO. Located in Macomb. 614-204-0276 —————————— Little Tykes turtle sandbox, good shape, $10. Bissell vacuum with on board attachments, bagless, less than 1 year old, $20. Call 309-313-3018 after 3pm —————————— —————————— MANNATECH GLYCONUTRITIONALS Deborah Daniels toll free 1-888-283-7961 m/Deborah-kDaniels ——————————



—————————— I-Beam style steel buildings. Liquidating all cancelled orders. Brand new with blue prints, 50x80, 60x125, 100x150 and more. 1-800-499-8903 —————————— —————————— South of Macomb: Scotland Glenn, 1050th Rd on Marty Lane, June 9, 8am-noon. Baby & kids clothing, toys, stroller, car seat, play pen, dresser, table, sofa, patio furniture, lawn mower bagging attachment for 46” deck. —————————— Macomb: Lafayette Square, 100 West Jefferson (Please use west doors) Friday June 8, 8am-6pm and Saturday June 9, 8am1pm. Something for everyone! Furniture, appliances, linens, kitchen wares, clothing and much more. New Lafayette Square Cookbooks, Raffle Tickets for homemade Red, White & Blue Comforter and Crochet Afghan.




The Supply Bunker
The Ambassador Committee of the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Development Corporation recently held a ribbon cutting for the Supply Bunker, located at 133 S. Randolph, Suite 204. The Supply Bunker was recently acquired by Todd Icenogle.

Excellent condition three bedroom, two bath home with UPDATES galore.

290 E. Penn, Roseville 309-426-2165

For more information, visit

Dead Cars, Bad Motors, Tranny-


Cavalier’s, S10’s, Grand Am’s
Used exhaust bender, tire machine


(309) 547-5018 FREE ESTIMATES Driveways * Parking Lots Seal Coating
Serving Central IL since 1984

Spoon River Blacktop LLC

Available Immediately and for the 2007-08 School Year 1-6 bedroom Apartments or Houses. Clean, well maintained, close to campus, with off-street parking. Full time office and maintenance staff.


Houses & Apartments

Vintage Accents
The Ambassador Committee of the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Development Corporation recently held a ribbon cutting for Vintage Accents, located at 118 N. Side Square.

Interested in Commercial Property? Call us today!

Ph.: 309-836-6300 • Fax 309: 309-836-7600

1603 E. Jackson St. Macomb

Spoon River College

Developmental Math Instructor Full-time Tenure Track Position (Grant Funded)

Job involves performing cable connects, sales, climbing poles, lifting up to 70 lbs. and driving a company vehicle. Truck, training, and tools are provided with potential growth opportunities in the field. QUALIFICATIONS: • A high school diploma or equivalent. • Valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record. • Ability to interpret and correctly fill out various work order forms provided by the company. • Ability to interact with customers and co-workers and the ability to effectively communicate verbally. SCHEDULE: 9-6 Tuesday to Saturday Positive employment reference checks required. Criminal history background and drug test required of final candidate. Please send resume to:

Spoon River College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Developmental Math Instructor to plan and teach courses in Developmental Math / Title III program. This position also monitors and provides assistance in math lab and actively serves on College committees. The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in Math or Math Education from a regionally accredited institution and experience teaching developmental math at the college level. A master’s degree is preferred. The ability to obtain appropriate credentialing in development education is required. TO APPLY: Applicants may forward a resume and cover letter, employment application, official college transcripts, and the names and telephone numbers of three supervisor references to: Human Resources, 23235 North County Highway 22, Canton, IL 61520. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, or national origin. Individuals needing reasonable accommodations, due to a disability, in order to participate in the application process should contact the Human Resources Office. Application and criminal background check authorization may be printed from Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Smith Garden Center & Landscaping Inc.
The Ambassador Committee of the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Development Corporation recently held a ribbon cutting for Smith Garden Center & Landscaping Inc., located at 1110 E. Calhoun on the corner of Bonham and Calhoun.

Insight Communications 1504 E. Jackson St. Macomb, IL 61455
Equal Opportunity, Access, Affirmative Action Employer and Educator 05/07

McDonough County This Week, Macomb, Illinois Monday, June 4, 2007

—————————— Macomb, Arlington Drive: Georgetown 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Townhouse with attached garage. Open spacious floor plan, new water pipes and water heater, freshly painted, neutral flooring. $119,000. 309-313-1121 —————————— Macomb: 1 bedroom cluster home. Many recent updates-furnace/AC, carpet/pad, ceramic tile in kitchen and bath, above range microwave. Fees paid thru 2007. Quiet neighborhood. 309-333-1830 —————————— —————————— Black Dirt for sale. $115 tandem/load delivered to Macomb. 309-837-7746, 309- 837-1762 or 309-652-3689 after 5PM. Mike Kitch and sons —————————— Gooding Enterprises: Sandblasting, Painting, Welding. Harold Gooding, Rt. 136, Colchester, 309-776-4706 —————————— Have Mower-Will Travel! Mowing services available in McDonough County and surrounding areas. Call 309-255-4476 for a FREE price quote —————————— Johnson’s Tree Service. Complete removal, trimming, topping and also stump removal. Insured. Free Estimates. Reasonable Rates. 309-462-2526 ——————————





—————————— Macomb: 4 bedroom house available for August 2007 semester. 1 block from WIU. 773-459-9044 —————————— —————————— 3-4 bedroom home. Fire place, full basement, nice yard with deck. $119,000. Call Mike at Naomi Wilson Real Estate, 309-833-2049 —————————— Four bedroom, country home, for sale, as is. City water, blacktop road Abingdon schools. Qualified buyer only. Reply to PO Box 55, Abingdon. —————————— Ipava: Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Large deck, 1 1/2 car garage, central air, gas furnace, new gas hot water heater, new carpet in bedrooms, new tile in kitchen and bathrooms, hardwood floors in dining room and living room, large basement for storage. Asking 49,500 OBO. Contact Brad, 309-313-1004 —————————— Located south of Abingdon. Four bedroom, two bath brick home, finished basement on 4 acres. Asking $142,000. Call Harmony, 309-462-1484 ——————————


Nancy’s Cattery: Purebred kittens, Ragdolls, Ragamuffins, Persians. All wormed, shots, vet checked. TICA, CFA Reg. Call 309-768-2132 or Dawn 309-337-1633. Website: —————————— Registered Sheltie puppies, sable/white. Parents on site. $250. 217-222-4633 ——————————


—————————— Mobile Computer Repair: We come to you for your personal computer repairs, setup, maintenance & software installations at very affordable rates. Abingdon 309-337-0615 —————————— Murphy’s Septic in Bushnell is now offering dump truck/skid-steer services. Call 309-772-2685 or 309-318-0608 —————————— WOOD CHIPS: $40 pickup load. Delivery available. For more information call 309-462-2526. JTS Natural Wood Chips and Sawmilling —————————— —————————— 1981 Chevy pick-up, heavy duty 1/2 ton, inline 6 cyl, good body. Make offer. 309-776-4336 —————————— ET Auto Sales 290 E. Penn, Roseville 309-426-2291 800 S. Main, Monmouth 309-734-2291 —————————— 1989 Beretta: V6, 2.8 liter FI, 30 MPG, 2 door, 158,000 miles, power windows, AC. $1150, OBO. 217-242-9559 or 309-837-6345 ——————————




—————————— Apollo Cleaning Center —————————— Jackson Street Photography —————————— Lacky Monuments

1998 27’ Jayco Fifth Wheel 13’ tip out, 16’ awning, large refrigerator, AC, CLEAN! 712 E. Main, Bushnell. 309-772-2930. 4 blocks west of Casey’s —————————— 1985 Tandum dump truck. $5500 OBO. 309-255-6602 ——————————

—————————— Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce & Downtown Development Corporation —————————— Macomb’s #1 website —————————— Munson’s Pools and Spas —————————— Nancy’s Cattery




—————————— Macomb: 30’ x 40’ raised dock warehouse with 550 square feet of office space just off West Jackson Street. Good parking. $400 per month. 309-333-1529 —————————— Abingdon: 2 bedroom apartment, $325/mo. plus deposit. 309-221-9188 —————————— Abingdon: Efficiency apartment for rent. $225/mo. plus deposit. References. No Pets. 309-462-5862 or 309-465-3130 —————————— Colchester: RENT TO OWN. Your job is your credit. 2 bedroom mobile home. $325 monthly. 309-833-3292 —————————— Efficiency apartment with off street parking. All utilities paid. No pets. 1 year lease. Deposit required. Contact Stacy at 309-337-3193 —————————— Macomb: Furnished 1 bedroom apartment, close to WIU. Call for info. 309-224-5418 ——————————

—————————— Junk Cars, Trucks and farm equipment. Pay cash. Will pick up. Jay’s Auto Salvage, St. Augustine. 309-465-5297 or 309-337-8953. —————————— WANTED TO BUY: Junk cars and scrap iron. Phone 309-337-4203 ——————————

—————————— Seventh Son Termite & Pest Management —————————— The Enchanted Florist —————————— Tupperware

Garden & Yard Tilling
6ft. Tractor Reverse Tiller Also have box scraper

Neighborhood Service Guide
A2Z Home Improvements
Cooling • Heating • Electrical


Dick Hainline

Macomb: 646 Lincoln Drive, FSBO: 2900 square feet ranch near Compton Park. Drive by for brochure. 309-255-4014 ——————————


Construction, Cleaning, Pressure Washing



Spoon River College

Security Lock Shop
1145 E. Jackson, Macomb
24 Hour Emergency Service

McDonough District Hospital seeks to fill a part-time Accounting Assistant position (16 hours one week/24 hours the next week). One year of related accounting experience is desirable. Spreadsheet experience required (EXCEL preferred). Prefer experience with bank reconciliation. Please apply in Human Resources, McDonough District Hospital, 525 E. Grant, Macomb, Monday - Friday from 7am to 4:30pm. Applications can be downloaded at Contact: EOE

Spoon River College is seeking a part time Assistant in the Student Services office at our Macomb Campus to provide clerical services for the Dean of Student Services and the Macomb Student Services Department. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, reception duties, calendar maintenance, office supply inventory, meeting coordination, filing, typing, assistance with the student admissions and registration process and assistance with student activities / events. Qualified candidates will possess a high school diploma or equivalent. An associates degree is preferred. Personal computer, spreadsheet, and word processing competence, and secretarial experience, reflecting a wide range of skills and abilities is required. This position requires superior oral and written communication skills, strong office organization skills, and a demonstrated track record of superior customer services and interpersonal skills. The ability to remain professional at all times, even under stressful situations is a must. Prior experience in a community college setting is ideal. TO APPLY: Applicants may forward a resume and cover letter, employment application, official college transcripts, and the names and telephone numbers of three supervisor references to: Human Resources, 23235 North County Highway 22, Canton, IL 61520. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, or national origin. Individuals needing reasonable accommodations, due to a disability, in order to participate in the application process should contact the Human Resources Office. Application may be printed from

All About Mowers
Sales and Service 571 Deer Rd., Macomb



TA Equipment
Blandinsville, IL

A2Z Home Improvements
Remodeling • Roofing • Siding • Replacement Windows


309-653-2400 Bice Construction
Your Quality Builder

Countryside Homes and Storage, Inc.
6560 US Hwy 136, Colchester

Colchester, IL


Seeking applications for full-time help. We are interested in quality entry level and experienced production staff for swine units located in Astoria, Bowen, Camp Point, Carthage, Colchester, LaHarpe, Plymouth, Rushville, Table Grove, and West Point. Applicants must be willing to learn all phases of swine production. Units are managed by innovative growing service using the latest technology and maintaining high health standards. Excellent salary opportunities. • Paid Vacation • Paid Personal Days • Health Insurance • Retirement Program • Production Bonus Program Come join a growing team. Call 217-357-2811 for an application or send resume to Human Resources, PO Box 220, Carthage, IL 62321 or email at


101 Corvette
101 S. College St., Macomb Paint & Body Shop

Boyd’s Transmission Repair
1.5 miles west of Tennessee on 136


Towing, Clutches, Brakes, Shocks

Equal Opportunity, Access, Affirmative Action Employer and Educator 05/07

Call 309-837-4428 to run your ad here!

I choose Opportunity. It’s your choice. It’s your future. And you can make it happen at Cargill. Cargill Meat Solutions has an opportunity available for a production team member. • Wages up to $13.95/ hr. • 36 Guaranteed Hours Weekly We are located at 8295 Arenzville Road in Beardstown, With 149,000 employees in 63 countries, IL. Walk in interviews are held, Mondays and Fridays at Cargill is a company committed to using 10 a.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 a.m. 888-937-7000 its knowledge and experience Cargill is a drug-free work environment and an equal opportunity employer. to collaborate with customers.



McDonough County This Week, Macomb, Illinois Monday, June 4, 2007

Open 24 hours 1600 E. Jackson, Macomb 837-9917

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 8, 9, 10, 2007

Coke Products
12pk - 12oz cans

Not Less Than 85% Lean

4/$10 4lbs/$10

Ground Chuck

Kitchen Cooked Potato Chips

Pet Food Savings




Hy-Vee Apple Juice


Midwest Country Fare


Hy-Vee Grade A Large Eggs

Yellow Box Original 15oz

Purina Dog Chow

Purina Cat Chow





Corn, Green Beans 14.5-15oz

Hunt’s Spaghetti Sauce
26-26.5oz Selected varieties

Midwest Country Fare

Ice Cream


Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits


1 Dozen


Meat, Traditional, Mushroom, Garlic & Herb


4 qt pail

- Next to Hy-Vee - Open 8am-Midnight Monday-Saturday

Admiral Nelson Budweiser or Bud Light Old Milwaukee Spiced Rum
12pk Bottles

Skol Vodka

Beringer White Zinfandel


Reg. or Light 12pk Cans









Wine 750ml

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