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                                                                                                 Questions About                             Allison McLane RR                      may forget about. Some of the
                                                                                                                                             Floor Members                          issues discussed with a veterinarian
                                                                                                 College?                                    Hannah Pieper Dak                      during a pre-adoption counseling
                                                                                                      Adam Lechnir works for                 Matt Strauch      WC                   session at the Chicago Center for
                                                                                                 the Illinois Student Assistance             Audrey Ashby      WC                   Veterinary Medicine are:
                                                                                                 Commission (ISAC).  ISAC is                 Ethan Baisden     WC                     •     How much exercise will my
   Nick & Bonnie Isenhart, Brokers         Serving You Since 1977                                an agency of the State of Illi-             Parker Ludeking Dak                      dog need?
                                                                 nois that strives to make college           Montana Mosel WC                         •     How often will my pet need
      LANARK         MT. CARROLL                                      LAKE CARROLL               accessible and affordable for all           Rachel Trumpy Dak                        to be groomed?
   (815) 493-2323   (815) 244-5000                                    (815) 864-2390
                                                                                                 Illinois residents.  Lechnir is part        Matt Koppen       East                   •     Will my pet need to be
                                                                                                 of a new outreach program called            Beccah Yuswak WC                         housebroken?
                                                                                                 the ISACorps.  The goal of the              10. Cory Snetcher East                   •     Is my pet good with chil-
                                                                                                 ISACorps is to assist families with            A FFA Parliamentary Proce-            dren, or other pets?
                                                                                                 the college going process.                dure contest consists of taking a          •     Will my dog need obedience
                                                                                                      “ Wh i l e my s e r v i c e s a re   25-question multiple choice test, a        training?
  CHADWICK: 311 Second St.       LANARK: 411 W. Locust St.     LANARK: 415 W. Locust St.         free and open to anyone, the              10-minute demonstration properly           •     Are there any underlying
         $89,000                        $36,500                       $65,000
                                                                                                 main goal of the ISACorps is              using parliamentary motions, and           medical conditions that will
                                                                                                 to help first-generation, low-            answering questions about the              require treatment?
                                                                                                 income college  students  get into        demonstration from the judges                 It is important that owners
                                                                                                 a post-secondary institution and          following the presentation.              consider the demands of having
                                                                                                 finance their education,” Lech-                Dakota and West Carroll will        a puppy or younger pet around
                                                                                                 nir said.  “Many families  are            now advance to the District I FFA        the house versus those of an older
  LANARK: 616 E. Franklin St.    LANARK: 304 E. Prairie St.         MT. CARROLL: 1000 N.         unaware that the State of Illinois,       Parliamentary Procedure Contest          dog. “Usually by four years of
          $69,900                       $85,000                      Lowden St. $112,000
                                                                                                 the  Department of Education              held in January at Amboy High            age dogs have their personality

FOR SALE                                         MOUNT CARROLL: 2 BR Ranch home.                 at the federal level, and  colleges       School.                                  established. If they are friendly
                                                 New carpet, stove/frig. included. Has           have many financial programs to                Special thanks to the Uni-          with kids or other animals at this
COUNTRY HOME: Chadwick/Milledgeville             washer/dryer hook-up. $365.00 + deposit         help  our lower income students           versity of Wisconsin-Platteville         age, they are likely to remain that
School District. Two bedroom ranch style         with good credit. No pets/No smoking. Off       pay for college.                          for supplying the judges for the         way throughout their life,” explains
home. 1 bath, full basement, breezeway           street parking/well insulated. Available             Lechnir offers individual            contest.                                 Dr. Morgan. Animals of this age
with 2 car garage sitting on a beautiful 1½      Now. Call 1-815-684-5278                        counseling, small group workshops                                                  would also be a good choice for a
acre wooded lot. (815) 225-7686, please          MOUNT CARROLL: 1 & 2 bedroom                    and presentations on anything and
leave message                                    apartments. All utilities, appliances; A/C,     everything related to the college
                                                                                                                                           Pre-Purchase and                         busy family that may not be able to
                                                                                                                                                                                    devote a lot of time to house train-
                                                 washer/dryer hook-up in apartment.                                                        Pre-Adoption Pet
                                                                                                 going process.  “Moreover, I work                                                  ing and obedience training.
                                                 Deposit. No Smoking/No Pets. Call 815-
                                                                                                 strictly in the very Northwestern         Counseling                                    Although certain breeds may
FOR SALE/RENT: 2 bedroom mobile                                                                  region of Illinois.  I am in the area                                              be known for certain personalities,
                                          SAVANNA/HANOVER: Lovely four-                          quite a bit, and am trying to spread            After staring at two-month-
homes for rent or empty lots. Also, brand                                                                                                                                           “dogs can vary widely even despite
                                          bedroom ranch home ($575/mo) in                        the word about the ISACorps.”             old Labrador puppies at the shel-
new mobile homes for sale. Call 815-                                                                                                                                                breed,” notes Dr. Morgan. Pets
                                          beautiful country setting with lake for                     Contact  Adam Lechnir  by            ter, the innocent look in their eyes
244-1327                                                                                                                                                                            are individuals just like humans,
                                          boating. Stove, microwave, refrigerator                email at or             is sometimes too hard to resist. But
HANOVER: Spacious 2+ bedrooms, 2.5                                                                                                                                                  so it is important to pay attention
                                          included and fully air-conditioned.                    by phone at (815)-721-4851.               adopting or purchasing a dog on
baths, deck, fenced back yard. 203 Speer                                                                                                                                            to the behavior of a dog you are
                                          Located between Hanover and Savanna                                                              impulse usually does not end well.
Rd. Available January 15, 2010. Call for                                                                                                                                            interested in.
                                          just east of Illinois State 84 on Rush Rd.                                                             Adding a new dog to your
details. 815-541-4123                                                                Section 1 FFA                                                                                       Shelter staff are a great
LANARK: Clean, nice 3 bedroom w/2½ References required. Kindly phone 815-
                                                                                                                                           life is an exciting and sometimes
car garage. Great yard w/deck. $500/mo. 266-4918                                     Parliamentary                                         daunting experience. It’s hard to        resource when it comes to assessing
                                          SHANNON: Nice 1 & 2 bedroom Procedure CDE Results                                                know what to expect. Dr. Kelly           a particular animal’s disposition.
Deposit & References. No Pets. 815-342-                                                                                                                                             Even if a dog comes in with no
0678                                      apartments includes parking, water,            Held at River Ridge Decem-
                                                                                                                                           Morgan is a veterinarian at the
                                                                                                                                                                                    history, the people that are around
LANARK: 2 bedroom apartment available trash and sewer. 815-734-6335 or 815- ber 3, 2009
                                                                                                                                           Chicago Center for Veterinary
                                                                                                                                                                                    the animal are usually pretty good
Jan. 1, 2010. New kitchen, ref., stove, 499-6732 Advocate is all about finding Top Teams
                                          The Prairie
                                                                                                                                           Medicine, a program of the Uni-
                                                                                                                                           versity of Illinois College of Vet-      at giving an accurate depiction of
W/D, heat & sewer. Furnished. No pets. the right buyer/renter for your Real Estate. Dakota              908                                                                         that animal’s personality.
$390 monthly plus $390 deposit. Call That’s why you’ll find your ad on our West Carroll                        846
                                                                                                                                           erinary Medicine in Urbana. She
                                          website at!                                                                    is also pursuing board certification          The reason Dr. Morgan
815-493-2412                                                                          Eastland          659
                                                                                                                                           with the American College of Vet-        stresses the importance of pre-
                                                                                      River Ridge             444.5
                               Our                                                                                                         erinary Behaviorists.                    adoption counseling and getting
                       V isit te!                                                     Stockton          288
                              si                                                                                                                 She says, “with pre-adoption       to know what type of personality
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                         Clic                                                                                                              counseling, we try to help new pet       a dog has before taking it home
                                                                                      Anthony White           Dakota
                                                                                                                                           owners have realistic expectations.”     is because the number one reason
                                                                                      Garrett Heidenrich      Stock-
                                                                                                                                           The thought is if owners can be          dogs are relinquished to shelters is
                                                                                                                                           prepared ahead of time about             behavior.
                                                                                      Kara Durward W. C.
                                                                                                                                           the needs of their pet, they will             Each year millions of dogs
                                                                                      Veronika Rone RR
                                                                                                                                           be more likely to keep the pet the       enter shelters because their owners
                                                                                      Austin Sargent    Eastland
                                                                                                                                           entirety of its life and have a strong   may have not been realistic about
                                                                                                                                           human-animal bond.                       their canine companion’s needs. A
                                                                                      Audrey Ashby      W.C.
                                                                                                                                                 While the breed of dog may         pre-purchase consultation with a
                                                                                      Sara Miller       Dakota
                                                                                                                                           play a role in what animal is            veterinarian can help ensure that
                                                                                      Alex Huschet      Stockton
                                                                                                                                           selected, pre-purchase counseling        whether you adopt a Burmese
                                                                                      Renee Palmer      Eastland
                                                                                                                                           is much more than a discussion           mountain dog or a bichon frise,
                                                                                                                                           on what breed is best for your           you’ll be off to a good start.

                                                                                                                                           family. Consultations cover many              For more information contact
                                                                                                                                           topics that potential pet owners         your local veterinarian.
                                                     FOSTER COURT SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY • MT. CARROLL
                                                    If your income is less than $26,940 for two (2) people or
  “Laurelwood                                           $23,580 for one (1) person, you may now rent!!!                                                                                    NEW LISTING
  Apartments”                                                                                                                                                                             IN MORRISON
                                                   • ground floor
                                                   • small town setting                         1           • maintenance-free living
                                                                                                            • independent living
  W. Hanabarger St., Lanark, IL
                                                   • handicapped accessible                                 • security lights
                                                   • private entrance                                       • large closets
                        1, 2 & 3                   • appliances & individual         apts. available        • on-site laundry

                                                   heating/central air
       Walm rd
       Gift Ca ed
       w/sig e
                         Units                      For more information or a private showing, call 815-244-8748

   “Available to very low & moderate income
             individuals or families.”                                                                                                                  NEW LISTING in Morrison! This 3 bed, 1.5 bath raised
      Appliances, hot water, water/sewer,                                                                                                               ranch offers large rooms with great views. The family
           garbage service provided                                                                                                                     room with brick fireplace and vaulted beamed ceiling
     On-site coin-operated laundry facility                                                                                                             offers walk out patio facing the wooded lot. The base-
                                                                                                                                                        ment has a finished family room, 2 additional bed-
      –HEAT INCLUDED–                                   208 S. BURNS ST.                   Well maintained ranch with lg. LR, updated                   rooms, 3/4 bath and laundry. The home is situated
    HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE UNITS                           LANARK, IL                      kitchen, DR, 2 BRs including oversized master                on 2.26 acres and is located on a lane off Lincolnway
             AVAILABLE                                                                     & bath with laundry hookup. LL offers a                      providing plenty of privacy. $159,000 MLS#113682

       Call (608) 348-7755                                                                 kitchen & bath. There is a 1 car gar. with                       KEN
        or (815) 493-1045                                                                  workshop & a carport. MLS#191716
                                                                                                                                                                   KOPHAMER REALTY
     –Certain Income Restrictions Apply–                                               Call Amy Barnes for                                                     118 E. Main St. • Morrison, IL
            This institution is an                                                     a personal showing.                                                 (815) 772-2728
             equal opportunity
                provider and                                                           815-238-8360
                 employer.                                $89,000