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                                                                                                                                            By NATHAN WOODSIDE
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                                                                                                                                               It's said that Springfield High School gradu-
                                                                                                                                            ate Frank Warren is the most trusted stranger in
                                                                                                                                            the world. It's also said he's heard more secrets
                                                                                                                                            than anyone in history.
                                                                                                                                               Whether or not those immeasurable statistics
                                                                                                                                            are true, Warren's PostSecret Project has yielded
                                                                                                                                            more than 300,000 secrets, artfully scrawled
                                                                                                                                            onto personalized postcards, in his mailbox.
                                                                                                                                               On Wednesday, Feb. 11, Warren spoke to
                                                                                                                                            more than 1,000 PostSecret fans packed into the
                                                                                                                                            University Union Grand Ballroom.
                                                                                                                                               "I think we all have secrets and I like to imag-
                                                                                                                                            ine us keeping them in boxes and I think every-
                                                                                                                                            day we make a choice about what to do with
                                                                                                                                            our box," Warren told the crowd. "...to bury it
                                                                                                                                            down deep inside like a coffin and forget about
                                                                                                                                            it or find it and bring it out into the light, open
                                                                                                                                            it and share our secrets."
                                                                                                                                               Warren's project began as an experiment in
                                                                                                                                            Washington D.C. in 2004. He handed out thou-
                                                                                                                                            sands of postcards inviting people on the streets
                                                                                                                                            to send him their secrets anonymously.
                                                                                                                                               He said the project was met with a moderate
                                                                                                                                            response and even after he stopped handing out
                                                                                                                                            see Secret
                                                                                                                                                                                    Continued on Page 4



Celebrating Lincoln’s birthday                                                                                                              Rushville man pleads
By JILLIAN STAMBAUGH
Eagle Staff Writer
                                                                                                                                            guily to murder
    Second-grade students                                                                                                                   By T.J. PARKER                              Schuyler County
at West Prairie North                                                                                                                       Eagle Correspondent                     State's Attorney, Tina
Elementary recited the                                                                                                                                                              Griffin, Hollohan, and
Gettysburg Address in                                                                                                                          A Rushville man                      Crabtree agreed to enter
honor of Abraham                                                                                                                            pleaded guilty Feb. 11 to               the plea of guilty after
Lincoln's birthday on Feb.                                                                                                                  two charges related to                  Crabtree waived his right
12.                                                                                                                                         the April 2008 beating                  to a trial last Wednesday.
    The second, third and                                                                                                                   death of another man.                       "I think the advan-
fourth graders were par-                                                                                                                       Jeff Crabtree, 39, was               tages to him were to
ticipating in a reading of                                                                                                                  sentenced to 33 years in                know the definite sen-
the speech throughout                                                                                                                       prison for the fatal beat-              tence and to have some
Illinois schools in hopes of                                                                                                                ing of Chris Curry and                  hope of being able to
breaking the current                                                                                                                        the assault of his former               walk out of prison some-
Guinness record for most                                                                                                                    girlfriend, Amy                         day, versus going to trial
people reading aloud.                                                                                                                       Crenshaw.                               and having all of the evi-
    Principal Paula Markey                                                                                                                     Defending Crabtree                   dence brought out stat-
said she feels it is impor-                                                                                                                 was defense attorney                    ing details," Griffin said.
tant for students to be                                                                                                                     Michael Hollohan, who
immersed in history at a                                                                                                                                                            "I think the chances of
                                                                                                                                            said the plea was a diffi-              getting more years after a
young age and thought                                                                                                                       cult decision. Hollohan
learning about Lincoln in                                                                                                                                                           guilty verdict would
this manner could only                                                                                                                      said, "under the circum-
help them build patriot-                                                                                                                    stances this was the best               see Murder
ism for the future.                                                                                                                         result."                                  Continued on Page 4



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                                                                                                                                                           Monday, February 16, 2009



Support groups
Monday, Feb. 16
                                                                                              Around the county
• 3-4:30 p.m., Bereavement Support Group -
New Horizons, McDonough District Hospital                                      Tuesday, Feb. 17                                   • 6 p.m., Community Christian women’s Bible
Medical Arts Building, conference room,                                        • 1:30 p.m., Fortnightly Club meets, Macomb        study, The Crossing, 1600 W. Jackson St.,
Macomb, 836-1543                                                               Public Library, 235 S. Lafayette St.               www.christiansisters.org, 837-7577.
• 8 p.m., AA meeting, Red Door, big book                                       • 5:30 p.m., Community CPR/AED (adult)             • 7 p.m., senior pitch club, YMCA,
meeting, 314 N. McArthur, Macomb, C.N.                                         class, Red Cross building, 1224 Maple Ave.,        400 E. Calhoun, for people ages 60 and up
                                                                               pre-registration and $30 payment required,         • 7 p.m., League of Women Voters meeting,
Tuesday, Feb. 17                                                               837-1594.                                          Macomb City Hall Community Room,
• 3:30-5 p.m., Women’s empowerment group                                       • 6 p.m., Community Christian women’s Bible        232 E. Jackson St.
and children’s activity group, call Amy or                                     study, Vineyard Community Church,
Ashley for location, 837-6622                                                  301 University Dr., Macomb, www.christiansis-      Saturday, Feb. 21
• 8 p.m., AA 12-step meeting, Red Door,                                        ters.org, 837-7577.                                • 8 a.m., Community CPR/AED and First Aid
314 N. McArthur, Macomb, C.S.                                                  • 6 p.m., Macomb Park District meeting, City       class, Red Cross building, 1224 Maple Ave.,
                                                                               Hall, 232 E. Jackson St.                           pre-registration and $50 payment required,
Wednesday, Feb. 18                                                             • 6 p.m., McDonough County Building and            837-1594.
• 12:10 p.m., AA Midday Group, University                                      Grounds committee, McDonough County                • 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Divorcing parents education
Baptist Church, 315 N. Sherman, Macomb,                                        Courthouse Law Library.                            program at MDH, Health Services Building 1
C.N.H.                                                                         • 7 p.m., Macomb City Council meeting, City        auditorium, $35, pre-registration at 836-1582.
• 8 p.m., AA meeting, Red Door,
314 N. McArthur, Macomb, C.N.                                                  Hall, 232 E. Jackson, Macomb.
• 8 p.m., Alanon meeting, Health Services                                      • 7 p.m., McDonough County ESDA, Animal            Monday, Feb. 23
Building, lower level, 505 E. Grant St.,                                       Control and Claims committee meeting,              • 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Bereavement support group
Macomb                                                                         McDonough County Courthouse law library.           at MDH, Medical Arts Building conference
• 8 p.m., AA meeting, 103 Downen St.,                                                                                             room, 836-1543.
Industry, C.N.                                                                 Wednesday, Feb. 18                                 • 5 p.m., Macomb Committee of the Whole
                                                                               • 9 a.m., Community Christian women’s Bible        meeting, City Hall, 232 E. Jackson St.
Thursday, Feb. 19                                                              study, Maple Avenue Christian Church, 1300         • 6:30 p.m., Industry Kiwanis meet, Kiwanis
• 5:30 p.m., TOPS weight loss support group,                                   Maple Ave., childcare will be available,           building, along Downen Street, 836-9845.
University Baptist library, 315 N. Sherman                                     www.christiansisters.org , 837-7577.               • 7 p.m., Colchester City Council, City Hall.
St., Macomb                                                                    • 11:30 a.m., Macomb Beautiful Association         • 7 p.m., Colchester Area Historical Society
• 8 p.m., AA meeting, Red Door,                                                meeting, program “Attracting Birds” by WIU         meets, Colchester City Hall, Friendway Park.
314 N. McArthur, Macomb, C.S.                                                  professor emeritus Ed Franks, The Old Dairy,       • 7:30 p.m., Prairieland Barbershop Chorus
                                                                               210 S. Lafayette St., 837-3060.                    rehearsal, four-part harmony, Macomb First
Friday, Feb. 20                                                                • 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., International Film         Presbyterian Church, Dudley and Carroll
• 12:10 p.m., AA Midday Group, University                                      Series at Cinema 1&2 theater on University         streets, 837-1388.
Baptist Church, 315 N. Sherman St.,                                            Drive, “A Girl Cut in Two,” tickets $5.75.
Macomb, O.N.H.                                                                 • 5:15 p.m., Zoning Board of Appeals meeting,      Email eaglenews@eaglepublications.com, call
• 8 p.m., AA meeting, Red Door,                                                Macomb City Hall Council Chambers,                 837-4428 or fax 837-7188 to add to the
314 N. McArthur, Macomb, C.S.                                                  232 E. Jackson St.                                 Around the County.
• 10 p.m., NA meeting, Red Door,                                               • 7 p.m., Schuyler-Industry school board meet-
314 N. McArthur, Macomb, O.S.                                                  ing, Rushville-Industry High School library.
Saturday, Feb. 21                                                              • 7 p.m., McDonough County Board meeting,
• 11 a.m., AA Women’s Group, Red Door,                                         McDonough County Courthouse main court-
314 N. McArthur St., Macomb, children wel-                                     room, Macomb.
come, C.N.                                                                     • 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Free child safety class at MDH,
• 6 p.m., Macomb Movement Disorders                                            Auditoriums A and B, 836-1570.
Support Group, The Elms, 1212 Madelyn
Ave., Macomb, 833-3670 or                                                      Thursday, Feb. 19
macombmovementdisorders@yahoo.com                                              • 1:30 p.m., Dancing Seniors meeting,
• 8 p.m., AA meeting, Red Door,                                                YMCA/Macomb Senior Center, 400 E. Calhoun
314 N. McArthur, Macomb, O.N.                                                  St., new members needed, 837-7749 or
                                                                               833-2766.
Sunday, Feb. 22                                                                • 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., International Film
• 5:30 p.m., Overeaters Anonymous meeting,                                     Series at Cinema 1&2 theater on University
Macomb Assembly of God Church,                                                 Drive, “A Girl Cut in Two,” tickets $5.75.
112 Robin Rd., south side door
• 8 p.m., AA meeting, Red Door,
314 N. McArthur, Macomb, C.S.

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• 8 p.m., AA meeting, 103 Downen St.,
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Monday, Feb. 23
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Clements’ store had its ribbon cutting ceremony on
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    After two years of renting retail space on the north
side of Macomb’s Courthouse Square, Vintage Accents                                                               after 55¢ IRC
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a permanent location.
    “I was engaged - I had the store and everything in it
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store perfectly after hosting several other businesses,
including a hardware store, Terrill Title and Bryce
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    “We tried our best to restore the building or renovate
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nephew - we had everybody. There were layers of wall-
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Secret                                                                                                      Continued from Page 1                                    Murder                                    Continued from Page 1
the solicitations, personalized postcard secrets kept                                                                                                             have been higher."
coming to his mailbox.                                                                                                                                               Crabtree will serve 26 years in prison for the
   By the beginning of 2005, Warren had received                                                                                                                  first-degree murder charge and will have to
more than 2,500 secrets and he began posting his                                                                                                                  serve 100 percent of the sentence.
favorites on his website. Current PostSecrets can be                                                                                                                 Along with the 26 years, Crabtree will also
found at www.postsecret.com                                                                                                                                       serve seven years for aggravated battery against
   The postcards cover the spectrum of human                                                                                                                      Amy Crenshaw but will be eligible for good
emotion in both words and art. Subjects range                                                                                                                     time credit. Presiding Judge Mark A. Schuering
from light-hearted personality quirks to serious                                                                                                                  said Crabtree will serve both sentences consecu-
issues like abuse and suicide.                                                                                                                                    tively and pay $10,000 for the victim's funeral
   "I often get asked why we have so many thou-                                                                                                                   costs and $15,000 for Crenshaw's medical bills.
sands of people mailing us their secrets," Warren                                                                                                                    During the hearing, Griffin said, "the evi-
said. "What's their goal? What's their drive? I think                                                                                                             dence did show this was a violent incident that
the reasons vary as much as the secrets themselves.                                                                                                               took a young man's life senselessly." She said
Some people just want to share a funny                                                                                                                            the evidence that led to Crabtree's arrest last
story...Sometimes there's a higher purpose to it all."                                                          Courtesy of postsecret.com                        year included mud prints on the carpet at the
   Warren shared several secrets with the WIU                                                                                                                     victim's house that matched Crabtree's; thumb
                                                            An example of one of PostSecret’s contributions.
audience on a large projection screen behind the                                                                                                                  prints on the counter that matched Crabtree's,
stage.                                                                                                                                                            and blood found on a flashlight that belonged to
   One of them read, "Fifteen years ago I gave up a         painstakingly creative or the secrets expressed
                                                            with words so carefully chosen they're like a poem                                                    one of the victims.
baby boy for adoption. One year ago I found his                                                                                                                      In April 2008, Jeff Crabtree killed Chris Curry,
address in the next town. Four months ago I drove           or a song," he said.
                                                               After Warren shared his experiences with the                                                       by hitting him with a flashlight. He also
past his house. Last night I took my two young                                                                                                                    attacked Amy Crenshaw, who suffered facial
children trick or treating to his door and he               crowd, he invited attendees to share their secrets
                                                            with the audience.                                                                                    fractures and lacerations to her head.
opened it. I almost cried but walked away                                                                                                                            Families of both the defendant and the victim
instead."                                                      Some were dark and emotional, some comical;
                                                            all got a strong reaction from the crowd.                                                             were present at the plea hearing but declined to
   Another confessed. "I like to watch Dr. Phil                                                                                                                   comment.
while drunk."                                                  "I think I'm going to remember that one,"
   Warren said he's always amazed at the art that           Warren replied to a girl that confessed to becoming
comes with many of the postcards.                           the editor of her high school yearbook to ensure
                                                            there'd be plenty of pictures of her in it.
   "I get postcards with artwork that's so
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Knight to speak on area author
   Journalist and Carthage-native Bill               Bottoms," is about Illinois' coal cul-      praised the book: "Tippett has told
Knight will present a reading and a                  ture in the late 19th century. It fol-      his story with warmth and feeling,
brief presentation about a neglected                 lows the arrival of European miners         and he has told it fairly. A moving
area author at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at the                 in the Illinois River valley, where         and all-too-gentle story, it is a plain
Carthage Public Library.                             they work for a friendly ex-miner           story without flourishes or melodra-
   Knight edited and wrote an intro-                 who eventually loses his company to         ma and it is one that is well told in
duction for the new edition of "Horse                other business interests that exploit       terms of convincingly real and living
Shoe Bottoms," a 1935 novel by west-                 the operation and its labor force.          people."
central Illinois native Tom Tippett.                    Strife and strikes, violence and rec-       Knight is a journalist who writes
   Born to immigrant parents, Tippett                onciliation all follow, with sturdy         for area newspapers, does weekly
started work as a coal miner in the                  John Stafford unionizing miners as          commentaries on Public Radio, and
Peoria area and went on to become a                  his wife, Ellen copes with the zeal of      teaches at Western Illinois University.
union activist, an accomplished                      the miners to organize and her need         He's a 1967 graduate of Carthage
writer, a New Deal government                        to provide a better home for her fam-       Community High School.
employee and a labor educator.                       ily.                                           The Carthage Library is located on
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Waterstreet opens private practice Mom’s Time-Out group created
By JILLIAN STAMBAUGH                                                  MDH, and co-owning
Eagle Staff Writer                                                    Counseling Perspectives,                By JILLIAN STAMBAUGH                                           this.”
                                                                      Waterstreet has now                     Eagle Staff Writer                                                The group meets at Café Aroma
    The comforting atmos-                                             found himself with a pri-                                                                              on the corner of University Drive and
phere, full of homey                                                  vate counseling practice,                  Each Monday from 9 a.m. to                                  North Lafayette Street. Café Aroma is
chairs and a calming                                                  Counseling Cares.                       11 a.m., local moms now have the                               closed to the public on Mondays, but
décor at 135 S. Lafayette                                                When the owners of                   chance to kick back, relax and enjoy                           for the mothers, an exception has
St. has not been home to                                              Counseling Perspectives                 coffee and sweet treats while their                            been made.
Craig Waterstreet’s coun-                                             decided to dismantle early              children play close by during the                                 “They’ll have it open for the moms
seling practice for long.                                             September 2008,                         new Mom’s Time-Out, created by                                 to have lattes, coffee and pastries,”
But the abundant number                                               Waterstreet didn’t want to              Aimee Coursey.                                                 said Coursey. “It’s mostly just for
of clients that pass                                                  give up his clients and                    Coursey moved to Macomb from                                moms to relax while their kids run
through the door is testa-                                            decided it would be most                Peoria less than a year ago and was                            around and cause a ruckus on the
ment to Waterstreet’s abil-                                           beneficial for everyone if              surprised to see there were no groups                          floor.”
ity to help others during              lor’s degree in psychology     he were to open up his                  for mothers in need of a break.                                   Any mother is welcome to attend
tough times.                           and master’s in counsel-       own practice.                              “I’m a mom myself and I don’t                               with or without children anytime
    Waterstreet, a licensed            ing, both from WIU. After         “I had a lot of existing             know of anything that’s like this                              between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. beginning
clinical professional coun-            19 years of counseling and     clients that came with me               around here,” she said of the group.                           Feb 16. Questions can be directed to
selor (MSEd, NCC), and a               holding positions at the                                               “I’m hoping to start something with                            Coursey at 397-8760.
second-generation coun-                McDonough County               See Waterstreet
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   At his practice,                       reflecting things back to    what makes me get up           Macomb. He can be             R -1hr, 40 mins                A Girl Cut In Two
Waterstreet said he deals                 them that they’re telling    and be able to do it the       reached at his office at      Mon.: 1:55, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40   R, 1 hr, 50 mins
with a lot of marriages,                  me. It’s a fascinating       next day. It’s not the prob-   833-2255.                     Tues. - Thurs.: 7:15, 9:40     Wed. & Thur. 3:30, 7
couples, relationships,
families, adults and chil-
dren. A wide range of
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   In addition to his coun-
seling duties, Waterstreet
also does consulting work
for the preschool program
PACT/Head Start, serv-
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Beardstown, Pittsfield,
Macomb, Camp Point
and Carthage. Through
working with children,
Waterstreet has found an
increase in Autistic spec-
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that are best encountered
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children with special
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disorders are among the
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work with.
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really is when he works
with clients.
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myself a professional lis-
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counseling isn’t advice.
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Treading the postseason path
  Beau                      seeded Biggsville West     Wethersfield Regional      against the number-two    but make it up in their     championship. At the
 Knows                      Central, ranked            winner at the Orion        ranked team statewide,    guard play. I pick the      Albion Edwards County
                            statewide by the           Sectional.                 in Annawan and            Havana Ducks to face        Sectional championship,
  Ball                      Associated Press. The         My picks for the        Brimfield respectively.   Brimfield in the supers,    I have Woodlawn
                            Wildcats met up with a     four-team field at Orion      The Orion Sectional    after Havana gets by        knocking out the
                            talented B-PC/Avon         are North Fulton,          winner faces the          Mt. Pulaski in the          Appleknockers of
 Beau                       squad that pulled off      Annawan, Brimfield,        Lewistown Sectional       Sectional title game.       Cobden.
Spencer                     the upset themselves,      and Orion. In this         winner at Monmouth            Down in southern           Representing the
                            beating second seed and    week’s Orion Sectional     College. I have been      Illinois at the Salem       Champaign Super-
                            host Abingdon. Both        championship, give me      very impressed with       supersectional, give me     Sectional, I believe
   It’s hard to believe     teams are what I like to   Brimfield over             Jerry Wilson’s squad at   the Woodlawn                Colfax Ridgeview will
we are entering the         call Jekyll and Hyde       Annawan by five            Havana.                   Cardinals against           dispose of Dwight at
postseason for our win-     teams, as you don’t        points.                       A nice mix of sea-     Okawville. Okawville        the Gibson City-Melvin-
ter sports.                 know what team will           What a Sectional        soned varsity talent      has been a girls’ basket-   Sibley sectional to face
   It just seemed like a    come out to play on a      championship that          with a flux of under-     ball staple in recent       Moweaqua Central
few days ago we were        nightly basis.             could be if it takes       classmen.                 years, and I have them
out watching football,         The Regional winner     place. The state’s num-       The Ducks are at a     beating Marissa at the      see Beau
volleyball, and soccer.     at Abingdon faces the      ber-one ranked team        height disadvantage,      Bunker Hill Sectional         Continued on Page 9
   At this time, I always
like to throw my hat
into the ring of prog-
nosticating how the
brackets will fall into
place in basketball’s
postseason.
   With girls’ basketball
in full swing, it appears
I’m a little tardy. As
you’re reading this we
begin Sectionals week
in the small classes
around the state.
   Since Regional cham-
pionship games have
not been played out
before the deadline, I
may be wrong already
at the time of reading.
   Let’s start with Class
1A girls’ basketball,
where we had a pair of
upsets at the Abingdon
Regional.
   The North Fulton
Wildcats upset top-
McDonough County This Week, Macomb, Illinois
                                                                                Sports                                                                                                     Page   9
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Beau                                                                                    Continued from Page 8
A&M.                         Giants to defeat Sterling        I think Bloomington       basketball postseason
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                                                                      Community                                          McDonough County This Week, Macomb, Illinois
                                                                                                                                           Monday, February 16, 2009




What’s happening This West Prairie High School’s
                      Senior of the Month
Week in local sports                                                                  Hannah Chapin,
                                                                                   daughter of Christine
                                                                                                                Blandinsville, was
                                                                                                                selected Junior of the
                                                                                                                                              polite, always prepared
                                                                                                                                              for class, and has a great
                                                                                   Chapin, Colchester, was      Month.                        attitude. He also partici-
By MITCH WORLEY             strong finish to the       their ups and downs         selected Senior of the          Faculty selected him       pates well with others
Eagle Sports Writer         2008-09 season for         during regular season       Month for January.           because he works hard,        and is always willing to
                            Macomb leaves Coach        play, but home court           Hannah was selected       is always prepared, and       help.
   Last week, girls’ bas-   Jeff Thorman and the       advantage is always a       because she is a dedicat-    is respectful to others.
ketball stole the spot-     Lady Bomber faithful       plus during postseason      ed student and athlete.
light as B-PC/Avon                                                                                              He has a good attitude
                            with a positive outlook.   play.                       She works hard and
stormed to the                                                                                                  and works well with
                               Boys’ basketball is        The B-PC/Avon            strives for excellence in
Regional title game by                                                                                          everyone.
                            now at the forefront of    Regional will also con-     school and sports; has
defeating both West         the local sports scene     tain West Prairie,                                          Jesse Pittman, son of
                                                                                   good character, and sets     Jay and Carmen
Prairie and the tourna-     and teams like             North Fulton, Havana,       a positive example.
ment’s host, Abingdon,      Macomb, B-PC/Avon          South Fulton,                                            Pittman, Tennessee, was         For whatever your
                                                                                   Hannah was the co-cap-       selected Sophomore of
to meet up with a           and West Prairie will      Abingdon and top            tain of the volleyball                                          water needs..
North Fulton team they      have one final week of     seeded Lewistown,                                        the Month.
                                                                                   team, is senior class           Jesse was selected
had already defeated in     perfecting their game      who will host the           treasurer, and also is on
an overtime thriller        before Regionals begin     Sectional.                                               because he is a top
                                                                                   the yearbook staff.
earlier this season.        next week.                    West Prairie and B-                                   notch student with a
                                                                                   Hannah plans to attend
   The Macomb Lady             The Bombers will        PC/Avon will both                                        great attitude, and is
                                                                                   Western Illinois
Bombers also made a         have the most action in    gear up for their final     University and pursue a      helpful to others. Jesse is
bit of a post-season run    a game situation as        tune-ups before head-       degree in communica-         also a great class partici-
by taking out               they will host Sacred      ing into Regionals on       tions sciences.              pator.
Farmington in the first     Heart-Griffin on Feb.      Feb. 17 as the Cyclones                                     For Freshman of the
round of the IHSA           17, then Farmington on     will host Camp Point            Underclassmen of         Month, Sam Kipling, son
Class 2A Regional, but      Feb. 20 for Senior         for their Senior Night               the Month           of Tim and Denise
subsequently were           Night.                     at “The Shelter”, and          Taylor Thompson, son      Kipling, Macomb, was
defeated by Canton,            Macomb’s Regional       the Spartans will do        of Jill Thompson,            selected because he is
who was a 3A team last      contains the likes of      the same against North
season.                     West Hancock, Illini       Fulton, who they may
   Macomb seemed to         West, Beardstown and       see again during the
be a team of destiny as     the host, Rushville-       postseason.
they hung tough for         Industry, so the              Look for all the
the first half and          Bombers will need to       action of all local post-                                                                Years of experience
trailed by only a basket    use the last two games     season action in
at the half.                of the regular season to   upcoming editions of                                                                      Local knowledge.
   Canton cruised in        prepare for an arduous     the Macomb Eagle and
the second half to a 45-    postseason journey.        McDonough County                                                                           Call Macomb
21 victory, but the            B-PC/Avon has had       This Week.                                                                                  800-319-6377
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  Kids Count                                                    Ribbing wins
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     Cicely Flynn a fourth                                      John Deere LA 115 riding lawnmower, which was
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  Elementary is this week’s                                     Macomb.
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  daughter of Mitch and Noel                                    County Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom program,
  Flynn of Macomb.                                              which provides agriculture-related presentations
     Cicely is a hard working                                   and resource materials to McDonough County                                                                           Courtesy photo
  student and an excellent role                                 teachers and classrooms free of charge.                                       Pictured from left is Sarah Grant, manager of the
  model for her peers.                                             For more information about the Ag in the                                   McDonough County Farm Bureau; Mike Ribbing,
     She received a certificate for her achievements.           Classroom program, please contact the McDonough
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New family diner to open soon
By JILLIAN STAMBAUGH                                                                                              The two said the building is in great shape - the
Eagle Staff Writer                                                                                             main things they are waiting for are approval of the
                                                                                                               McDonough County Health Department and an
    After spending years as waitresses, Melissa                                                                equipment shipment. Then the owners will be ready
Bustamante and Shari Rusher decided to pool their                                                              to talk to food vendors and open for business soon
resources, find a building and bring Macomb a                                                                  after.
diner made their way.                                                                                             Current plans are to have the restaurant open
    The JD Melaris Family Diner, located in the build-                                                         from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and serve breakfast, lunch and
ing that formerly housed That Mexican Place,                                                                   dinner; offering breakfast all day and senior dis-
Salsaritas and Pizza Hut West, will open soon -                                                                counts.
hopefully by Feb. 20, said Bustamante.                                                                            “We’re striving for a friendly atmosphere with
    The waitresses turned entrepreneurs, have                                                                  good service and food...an atmosphere almost like
worked together at a local restaurant since July                                                               the Waffle House,” Rusher said. “The building is an
2008. After thoughts of having their own diner                                                                 Internet hot spot, too. People can drink their iced
began to emerge, the two found the building was                                                                coffee and do their thing on their computers.”                                                       Photo by Jillian Stambaugh
available to lease.                                                                                               While hoping to draw in the college crowd,
    “We talked to many people and have been look-                                                              Bustamante said there are also many friends and
ing around for buildings for a while,” said Rusher.                                                            locals that know the two from their waitressing                Freelance artist Ozell Taylor paints the wall of the
“I know the man that owns the building; we were                                                                days.
interested and checked it out to see if the kitchen                                                                                                                           former Salsaritas and That Mexican Place along
                                                                                                                  “After a while we’ll have the usuals that come in
was ok.”                                                                                                       every day,” Rusher said.                                       West Jackson for the third time. The building is
    Bustamante’s husband, Daniel also shares the                                                                  Bustamante noted she can hardly wait to open                soon to be the home of the J.D. Melaris Family
titles of cook and former co-worker with both his                                                              and begin serving customers.                                   Diner, co-owned by Melissa Bustamante and Shari
wife and Rusher.                                                                                                  “I can’t wait to deal with all the people,” she             Rusher.
    One thing Bustamante and Rusher are excited                                                                said. “I like when people leave and they say the
about is the opportunity to run their business how                                                             service and the food has been good. I can’t wait for
they want.                                                                                                     that. I would open now if we could.”
    “I think we will enjoy having our own business
and being our own bosses,” said Rusher. “When you
have a boss you have to do it their way...this way,
we can do things the way we want to.”

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Death Notices                                                             Lola McClure Holstine-Kelly                                            William Marvin Tripp, Jr.
                                                                             Lola McClure Holstine-Kelly, 98, Macomb, died at
James Rolland Oliver, Sr.                                                 3:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at the Elms nursing home,
                                                                                                                                                   William Marvin Tripp, Jr., 48, Warsaw, died Sunday,
                                                                                                                                                 Feb. 1, 2009, at his home.
                                                                          Macomb.                                                                  Graveside interment of ashes was held Wednesday,
   James Rolland Oliver, Sr., 91, died Saturday, Jan. 17,                    Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at
2009, in Winter Park, Fla.                                                                                                                       Feb. 11, 2009, at Oakland Cemetery, Warsaw.
                                                                          the First Baptist Church, Macomb, with the Rev. Wally                    A memorial has been established in memory of
   Masonic Memorial services will be held at                              Holt officiating.
10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at the Scottish Rite                                                                                           William Marvin Tripp, Jr.
                                                                             Burial was in the Rosemont Cemetery, Plymouth.                        Online condolences may be left for the family at
Center, Winter Park, Fla., with a reception following the                    Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church,
service.                                                                                                                                         www.lamportefuneralhoes.com.
                                                                          Elms nursing home or the Macomb YMCA Senior
   Military honors and interment will be held at                          Citizens Center.
Arlington National Cemetery in the spring.
   Masonic and Eastern Star memorial services will be
                                                                             You may leave condolences and sign the guest book                   John Ralston Snowden
                                                                          online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.
held in Honolulu, Hawaii, in the fall.
   Memorials may be made to the Bahia Shrine                                                                                                        John Ralston Snowden, 73, Aberdeen, Md., died at
Transportation Fund, 2300 Pembrook Drive, Orlando,                        Buddie G. Jordan                                                       12:55 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at his home.
Fla. 32810-2469 or the Hospice of the Comforter                                                                                                     Graveside services with military rites, were held
480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, Fla. 32714.                       Buddie G. Jordan, 63, Bushnell, died at 7:34 p.m.,                  Wednesday Feb. 11, 2009, at Bushnell Cemetery.
   Carey-Hand Colonial Funeral Home, Orlando, Fla.                        Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at his home.                                        Memorials may be made to the Army Emergency
are in charge of arrangements.                                               Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009,                 Relief Fund or the American Lung Association.
                                                                          at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell.                                  Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, was in
                                                                             Burial was in Bushnell Cemetery.                                    charge of local arrangements.
Doris Maxine Rockwell                                                        Memorials may be made to the Bushnell
                                                                          Swimming Pool.                                                         Eunice L. Welker
   Doris Maxine Rockwell, 85, Quincy, formerly of
Rushville, died at midnight, Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at                     Michael A. Cruzan                                                         Eunice L. Welker, 81, Astoria, died at 2:08 a.m.,
Blessing Hospital, Quincy.                                                                                                                       Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at Memorial Medical Center,
   Services were held Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at the Wood                                                                                         Springfield.
Funeral Home, Rushville, with Pastor Mike Cahill offi-                       Michael A. Cruzan, 54, Macomb, died at 2:10 p.m.
                                                                          Wednesday Feb. 11, 2009, at his home.                                     Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 at
ciating.                                                                                                                                         Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, with Mark Bledsoe
   Burial was in Rushville City Cemetery.                                    A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009,
                                                                          at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home.                            officiating.
   Memorials may be made to St. Vincent’s Home,                                                                                                     Burial was in Astoria Cemetery.
Quincy.                                                                   Cremation has been accorded.
                                                                             Memorial Contributions may be made to the                              Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes
   You are invited to share your memories of Maxine                                                                                              Association.
and leave condolences at www.woodfh.net.                                  McDonough County Animal Shelter.
                                                                             Please sign guestbook at www.dodsworthfh.com.

Doris I. Copeland                                                                                                                                Jack L. Hopping
                                                                          Brian Keith Brinkschroeder
                                                                                                                                                    Jack L. Hopping, 70, Blandinsville, died at
  Doris I. Copeland, 87, Industry, died at 8:45 p.m.                                                                                             9:25 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at the North Kansas
Tuesday, Feb.10, 2009, at McDonough District Hospital,                      Brian Keith Brinkschroeder, 28, Warsaw, formerly of
                                                                          Nauvoo, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, in Warsaw.                          City Hospital, North Kansas City, Mo.
Macomb.                                                                                                                                             Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at
  Cremation rites have been accorded.                                       Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009.
  Memorial services were held Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at                     Burial was in Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery,                 the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Blandinsville, with
Doddsville Church with David Haney officiating.                           Nauvoo.                                                                the Rev. Lyren Haney officiating.
  Memorials may be made to Pinhook Park, Industry.                          Memorials have been established for his children’s                      Burial was in Scott Cemetery, in Bethel Township,
  Clugston - Tibbitts Funeral Home, Macomb, was in                        education fund.                                                        southern McDonough County.
charge of the arrangements.                                                 Condolences can be left online at                                       Memorials may be made to the Blandinsville Fire
  You may sign the guest book and leave on line                           www.lamportefuneralhomes.com                                           and Rescue, the Blandinsville Library or the
condolences at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.                                     Lamporte - St. Clair Funeral Home, Hamilton, was in                  Blandinsville Park.
                                                                          charge of arrangements.                                                   You may leave condolences and sign the guest book
                                                                                                                                                 online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.
Alexander “Zan” Harris                                                    Leona E. Dixon
   Alexander “Zan” Harris, 86, Macomb, died at                               Leona E. Dixon, 93, Tennessee, died at 6:35 p.m.,
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5:57 p.m. Sunday Feb. 8, 2009, at the Select Specialty                    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at The Elms nursing home,                                                     Now in progress
Hospital, Davenport, Iowa.                                                Macomb.
   Funeral services were held Thursday Feb. 12, 2009                         Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at                                                  thru February
at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, Macomb,                           Jones Mortuary, Colchester, with the Rev. Dan Ormond
with the Rev. Russell Smith officiating.
   Burial was in Bardolph Cemetery.
                                                                          officiating.
                                                                             Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Colmar.                                                           LACKY
   Memorials may be made to the Wesley Village
Benevolent Care Fund, Wesley Village Endowment
                                                                             Memorials may be made to the Colchester Rescue
                                                                          Squad or Colmar Christian                                                                             MONUMENTS
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   Please sign guestbook at www.dodsworthfh.com.                                                                     (American Baptist)                                         Where monuments
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   Verl R. Payne, 90, a resident of Grand Prairie                            Methodist Church             Jim Richardson, Pastor
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Burial with full military rites was in the Industry
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   Memorials may be made to the United Methodist                             You are always welcome!             Come and see!
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   You may sign the guest book and leave on line                                                             9:30 a.m. Sunday School
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West Prairie Middle                                                                                                           Louisiana Creole
                                                                  Boone arrested twice
School honor roll                                                                                                             Lecture Set for Feb. 18
   First semester
                                                                  Thursday morning                                               In honor of Black History Month, “Louisiana’s
   Fifth-grade - high honors: Matthew Blackledge, Tre’               A Galesburg man is in the county jail after he           Creoles of Color: Family Stories on Cultural Identity”
Blankenship, Devon Boyer, Sydney Broadhead, Zach                  was arrested twice early Thursday.                          will be presented by Jeffery Darensbourg, marketing
Geltmacher, Zoey Gray, Jake Lundgren, Joseph Morrell,                Jestin Boone, 25, was first arrested at 1:15 a.m.        and outreach librarian, at Western Illinois University’s
Maribeth Patterson, Morgan Payne, Emily Phillips and              Thursday for possessing less than 2.5 grams of              Leslie F. Malpass Library at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18,
Molly Torrance.                                                   marijuana. His second arrest came just after 4              room 180. Darensbourg, who is ethnically Louisiana
   Honor roll: Jacob Barnett, Brady Bigsby, Devyn Deeter,         a.m. Thursday after he kicked in the door of a              Creole, will discuss the culture, heritage and attitudes
Alex dorethy, Samantha Hardy, Brianna Haskins, Joshua             West Adams Street home.                                     of the Bayou State’s mixed-race people of color, using
Nelson, Jacob Off, Samantha Peterson, Trevor Torrance                Boone’s first arrest came after he was a pas-            his family’s anecdotes, photos and history as examples.
and Katlyn Wayne.                                                 senger in a car that was in a minor traffic acci-              Darensbourg is a native of Baton Rouge and earned
   Honorable mention: Bryce Burkle, Emily Foster, Alissa          dent on the square. A fellow passenger in the car           his Ph.D. at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Gooding, Cheyenne Gooding, Charlie Kline and Megan                told police that Boone had marijuana in his pos-            before coming to Western in 2008.
Post.                                                             session, resulting in his arrest.                              The lecture is presented by University Libraries and
                                                                     After Boone was released from jail for the first         is open free to the public. For more information, contact
   Sixth-grade - high honors: Maren Anderson, Taylor              charge, he went to the passenger’s home in the              Darensbourg at 298-3014 or JU-Darensbourg@wiu.edu.
Bartlett, Kody Bowman, Jordyn Carter, Corben Combites,            400 block of West Adams Street and kicked in the
Kendra Crenshaw, Kaley Day, Hannah Deblois, Kaleb                 front door.
Gentes, Jordan Goodwin, Cheyenne Hacker, Jessica
Herndon, Core Herron, Dustin Logan, Kinley Mourning,
Kaylen Peterson, Mikayela Thompson, Morgan Weaver,
                                                                     Boone was charged with home invasion, crim-
                                                                  inal damage to property over $300 and disorder-
                                                                                                                                         Classified ads
Paige Webster and Makenzie Williams.                              ly conduct.
                                                                     He was being held in the county jail awaiting            ANNOUNCEMENT                                  EMPLOYMENT
   Honor roll: Mindy Akers, Megan Chapin, Heidi                                                                                  ——————————                                     ——————————
Crombie, Tyler Dixon, Kelly Frost, Kaymen Graham,                 an initial court appearance.
                                                                                                                              Village Shop                                  Help Wanted:
Shaey Graham, Sam Hironimus-Wendt, Justin Pamperin                                                                            Consignment Store open-                       Clerical/Bookkeeping
and Tara Richardson.                                                                                                          ing soon in Plymouth at                       position needed for a
   Honorable mention: Dalton Connor, Luke Dunn, Luke
Farquhar, Jared Haffner, Jacob Pool, Kathryn Post and
                                                                Credit Union warns of                                         the school. Consignments
                                                                                                                              needed. Call 309-544-3166
                                                                                                                                 ——————————
                                                                                                                                                                            growing West
                                                                                                                                                                            Central/Central Illinois
                                                                                                                                                                            accounting firm.
Brett Spencer.                                                                                                                EMPLOYMENT
   Seventh-grade - high honors: Kourtney Campbell,
                                                                possible breach                                                   ——————————
                                                                                                                              Are you facile with figures?
                                                                                                                                                                            Applicants should have
                                                                                                                                                                            accounting background and
                                                                                                                                                                            be detail oriented and
Carley Foxall, Nic Keithley, Rachel Mencel, Jennifer                The Western Illinois Credit Union on the campus of        We seek a full-time team                      dependable. Competitive
Schwerer, Ian Taylor and Shyanne Thomas.                        Western Illinois University has received notification         player with basic computer                    salary and benefits offered.
   Honor roll: Grant Bland, Luke Foster, Kaitlyn Moore,                                                                       expertise. Benefits, ample                    Send resume, salary history
                                                                from the Visa Fraud Control and Investigations Unit           time off, retirement plan.                    and references to: Box
Milly Morrell, Jacob Nelson, Ethan Peterson and Ashley          that some Visa account numbers may be at risk.
Smith.                                                                                                                        Reply with resume, includ-                    SW0206, c/o Macomb
                                                                    According to Brenda Coker, WICU president, the            ing computer programs                         Eagle, 210 S. Randolph,
   Honorable mention: Dalton Deeter and Mallory                 reported incident involves confirmed unauthorized             within you capability.                        Macomb, IL 61455
Hardy.                                                          access to U.S.-based card processor Brick & Mortar.           Respond to PO Box 225,                            ——————————
                                                                After a preliminary investigation, Visa has pulled all        Macomb, Il                                    Looking for a challenging,
   Eighth-grade - high honors: Collin Anderson, Justin                                                                            ——————————                                multifaceted career in a
                                                                transactions that were processed by Brick & Mortar
Farquhar, Rana Gooden,                                          from May 14, 2008 through Nov. 13. While the fraud            Breeding manager for                          growing local agricultural
Alissa Hoerner, Sonya                                                                                                         2800 sow herd in East                         company? We are looking
                                                                risk level is relatively low, Visa USA has recommended        Central Iowa. Duties will                     for a bright, hard-working,
Kleinkopf, Danielle Moore
and Nick Schmidt.                  Bridal Gift                  that the Western Illinois Credit Union close affected
                                                                cards and reissue new cards and pins immediately.
                                                                                                                              include managing sow
                                                                                                                              health, building, employees.
                                                                                                                                                                            conscientious individual for
                                                                                                                                                                            a Custom Applicator/L.P.
   Honor roll: Nathen
Beasley, Caitlin Carson,          Wish Registry                     Coker noted that the credit union is receiving almost
                                                                daily updates of affected accounts and those members
                                                                                                                              Also must be about to co-
                                                                                                                              manage with Farrowing
                                                                                                                                                                            Gas Serviceman.
                                                                                                                                                                            Experience helpful but not
Devin Markham, Brian                                                                                                          manager. Benefits include                     required, will train to suit.
Moore, Kayla Payne, Tyler           Audra L. Neve               are notified as soon as possible and issued a new debit
                                                                                                                              housing, health, dental,                      CDL required but can help
Smith and Evan Wayne.             Craig M. Waddill              card and pin number. Affected members still have              retirement. Profit sharing                    obtain it. Salary commensu-
   Honorable mention:               July 25, 2009               access to their accounts, and credit union staff are close-   after one year. Salary based                  rate with experience.
Austin Herron, Karli Hester,                                    ly monitoring debit card accounts for suspicious activi-      on experience.                                Please send resume with
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                                  Debi’s
Brendon Payne, Blaine                                           ty.                                                           Call 563-260-1827                             cover letter by Feb 28 to:
                                                                    “We are working hard to ensure that our members               ——————————                                Box SW0211, c/o Macomb
Pittman andCody Pursell.
                                                                are protected,” Coker added. “It is important that mem-                                                     Eagle, 210 S. Randolph,
                                                                bers continue to monitor their account to ensure that no                                                    Macomb, IL 61455
                                      INTERIOR DECOR, & GIFTS   fraudulent activity has occurred.”
 FISH FRY                          233 E Carroll, Macomb
                                         309-837-9977
                                                                    For more information or to check the status of an
                                                                account, contact the WICU at 298-2986.
                                                                                                                                 Fertilizer & Truck Equipment Auction
                                                                                                                                       Thursday, February 26, 2009 • 10:00 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                West Central FS, Inc.


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                                                                                                                               road, Adair, Illinois.
       Macomb, IL
                                                                                                                               Floaters: ‘99 Terra Gator 8103, ‘99 CaseIH FLX 3300, ‘94 Terra Gator liquid,
   Friday, Feb. 20                                                                                                             ‘92 Big A 2800 liquid,‘91 IHC full float, ‘90 GMC Top Kick, ‘89 Terra Gator




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                                                                                                                               1664T, ‘87 Terra Gator 1603T liquid,‘84 Terra Gator 1603 liquid,‘80 GMC liq-
                                                                                                                               uid,‘76 Big A 2500 dry. Sprayers: ‘97 RoGator 854, ‘97 RoGator 554, ‘95
    Catfish, Walleye,                                                                                                          Willmar 745 Air Ride. Dry Tender Trucks: ‘88 Ford Mobility 8 ton dry tender
                                                                                                                               box, ‘76 Ford 900 10’ steel dump box. Trucks: ‘97 Volvo Day Cab, ‘95
    Buffalo, Chicken                                                                                                           Kenworth T800 Day Cab, ‘95 Volvo Day Cab, ‘95 Volvo Day Cab, ‘94 Peterbilt
                                                                                                                               Day Cab, ‘90 Freightliner, ‘90 GMC Top Kick, ‘87 IHC Eagle Day Cab, ‘84 IHC
                                                                                                                               Transtar 4200, ‘84 IHC, ‘81 Ford L9000, ‘79 IHC Cab Over. Pickups: ‘99 Ford
  *Carry-out at 5 p.m.
                                     BRING IN
                                                                                                                               F150, ‘97 Ford F250 4x4, ‘97 Dodge _ ton 4x4, ‘93 Ford F250, ‘88 Ford Super
   *Serving at 6 p.m.                                                                                                          Duty 1 ton,‘87 Ford F250. Willmar Wrangler Loader , ’98 Polaris 300 4
                                                                                                                               Wheeler, Manlift, Trailers: ‘08 Neville 34’ tandem axle tlr., ‘99 Wilson 41’
                                                                                                                               alum. hopper bottom grain tlr.,‘94 Wilson 41’ alum. hopper bottom grain tlr.,‘92


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                                                                                                                               Wilson 41’ alum. hopper bottom grain tlr.,Loadcraft 20’ tilt bed tlr.,JTI sprayer
                                                                                                                               tlr.,‘78 Double B tandem axle pup tlr.,Homemade trailer tandem axle.
                                                                                                                               Excavator: John Deere 690 EL. (Prior Inspection) Anhydrous Storage Tank:
                                                                                                                               ’64 R.D. Cole 18,000 gal. This tank is located 1 _ miles north of Colmar, IL on
                                                                                                                               the east side of the road. For more info about this tank call Barry at 309-833-
                                        and subscribe to the                                                                   2168. Anhydrous Equipment: (3) 1140 gal. tanks, top front fills, (8) 1140 gal.
                                                                                                                               nurse tanks, top front fills, 1000 gal. nurse tank, top front fill, Blu Jet 13 knife,
 DIESEL MECHANICS                                                                                   If you like the            30” pull type tool bar, Westlake 13 knife pull type tool bar, DMI 11 knife pull
                                                                                                                               type tool bar, DMI 11 knife 3-point tool bar, Blu Jet 9 knife pull type tool bar,
      Competitive Pay &                                                                          McDonough County              Clark 9 knife 3-point tool bar, Clark 3-point tool bar, 7 knife 3-point tool bar, 500
      Excellent Benefits!                                                                          THIS WEEK -                 gal. caddy applicator. Dry Equipment: Doyle 10 ton vertical S.S. dry blender,
                                                                                                                               Layco 8 ton S.S. vertical dry blender, Rayman 16 ton S.S. dry tender box, (2)
 Waste Management's Macomb                                                                       The Macomb Eagle              Doyle 5 ton S.S. mid clearance dry spreaders, (3) New Doyle 5 ton S.S. dry




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location has immediate openings                                                                 offers 2 more days of          spreaders, Swanson Load Commander 8 ton dry spreader box, Tyler 6 ton S.S.
                                                                                                                               dry spreader, Tyler 6 ton S.S. dry spreader, Willmar 5 ton S.S. dry spreader, 60’
      for Diesel Mechanics!




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                                                                                                the best in local news         S.S. dry fertilizer leg, Doyle 38’ x 24” S.S. portable conveyor, Doyle 14’ x 24”




                                                                                        per
                                                                                                                               S.S. undercar conveyor. Liquid Equipment: 10 ton S.S. liquid blender, 3500
Second Shift 2 PM to 10:30 PM
                                                                                    *
                                     For
                                                                                                                               gal. vertical S.S. liquid tank, Flatbed for 2 ton truck w/ 1600 gal. S.S. conical liq-
       Monday - Friday                                                                                                         uid nurse tank, Mobility 1800 gal. dual compartment water tank, 1800 gal. poly
                                                                                                                               liquid tank, (3) 1500 gal. poly liquid tanks, (2) 500 gal. S.S. tanks, 250 gal. S.S.
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McDonough County This Week, Macomb, Illinois
Monday, February 16, 2009
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EMPLOYMENT                       FOR RENT                         REAL ESTATE                              SERVICES                               VEHICLES                                  WEB DIRECTORY
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Part Time – Janitor at a         Abingdon: Two bedroom            For sale by owner: 16.5                  Mobile Computer Repair:                I Pay Cash For Cars 1972                  Lacky Monuments
Macomb Mobile home park.         trailer, North Main. Water,      acre hobby farm, 5 bed-                  We come to you for your                Or Older. 309-318-0109                    www.lackymonument.com
630-920-8350                     trash removal, mowing            room house with full base-               personal computer repairs,                ——————————                                ——————————
    ——————————                   included. Nice location. Off     ment, horse barn, machine                setup, maintenance & soft-             Used vehicles serviced,                   Macomb Area Convention &
RN Positions: Full-time          street parking. $235 a           shed, large insulated shop,              ware installations at very             inspected, reconditioned.                 Visitors Bureau
HOME CARE RN positions           month. References required.      abundant wildlife. Amos                  affordable rates. Abingdon             A-1 Automotive. 1/2 way                   www.makeitmacomb.com
and part-time Flex positions     309-462-2816                     Yoder, 1135 Lansing Rd,                  309-337-0615                           between Macomb and                           ——————————
in our Roseville, Avon,              ——————————                   Plymouth, Il                                ——————————                          Colchester.                               The Enchanted Florist
Bushnell and Macomb              Abingdon: 2 bedroom                 ——————————                            VEHICLES                               309-833-2405                              www.enchantedflorist
areas. Please call for details   apartment, $325/mo. plus         For Sale: Investment                         ——————————                            ——————————                             macomb.com
at: 1-800-228-5993 or visit      deposit. 309-221-9188            property. 810 Garfield,                  1994 Toyota Camry, auto-               WANTED                                       ——————————
our website at                       ——————————                   Macomb. 1 bedroom                        matic, 89k miles, green, 28-               ——————————
www.wihhc.com                    Available immediately:           house, with full basement,               34 mpg. Runs, engine                   Comic books: Buying all
    ——————————                   Two floor, 3 bedroom             rented through May 2020.                 needs work. $1,400.                    old comic and comic relat-
FARM                             apartment for $275 per           $26,000. 309-224-5869                    Call 309-313-5054                      ed toys made before 1970.
   ——————————                    bedroom. Off street park-           ——————————                                ——————————                         Call 270-748-9364
Hay for sale. Big round          ing. No pets. Require a 1        Western Illinois Realty LLC              2000 Toyota Tundra V8,                     ——————————
bales, grass and clover mix.     year lease with deposit. We      View area listings at                    4WD, 4DR. Excellent condi-             Farm ground for lease,                                                  Care
$40 each. 309-769-5248           pay water, sewer and             www.westernillinois                      tion, well maintained. Bed             annual or long term. Small                                               is
   ——————————                    garbage. We also pay heat        realty.com                               liner and hard cover.                  group of archery hunters                                                Free
Seed Cleaning: for Non           for one of the floors.              ——————————                            309-255-1709                           with Christian beliefs.                               Call a Shriner
GMO soybeans and                 Call M. Marcia Hall at,          SERVICES                                     ——————————                         706-681-4472                                     Matt McClure 837-2633
wheat. Alfalfa, clover, corn,    309-333-5822 for showing.            ——————————                           2005 Chrysler Pacifica                     ——————————
grass, soybean and wheat             ——————————                   If you’re needing a depend-              touring. 3rd row seating,              WANTED: Junk Cars,
seed available. Camp Point       Available immediately: 2         able, hardworking daycare                DVD, 76,000 miles, good                Trucks and Farm                                     Beginner
                                                                                                                                                                                               GUITAR
Seed Company,                    bedroom apartment. Off           provider to care for your                condition. $7,500 OBO.                 Equipment. Pay cash. Will
217-593-7333                     street parking. No pets.         child while you’re at work               309-333-6056                           pick up. Jay’s Auto Salvage,
   ——————————                    Requires a 1 year lease          or school, then please call                  ——————————                         St. Augustine. 309-465-5297
LOST & FOUND
   ——————————
                                 with deposit. We pay the
                                 heat, water, sewer and
                                                                  309-333-6099. Educational
                                                                  toys, home environment,
                                                                                                           A-1 Automotive. We have
                                                                                                           cars starting $500 and up.
                                                                                                                                                  or 309-337-8953
                                                                                                                                                      ——————————                               LESSONS
Missing or Lost south of         garbage. Call M. Marcia          meals and snacks provided                Many to choose from. 24 hr.            Wanted: Junk cars and
Colchester: Male Walker          Hall, 309-333-5822 for           for children 2 and up.                   towing and recovery. Call,             trucks, farm scraps, fence                     Offered by 3rd year
Coon Hound names IKE.            showing.                         Monday-Friday hours                      ask for Renee, Sales                   wire. Call 309-337-4203                        WIU guitar student.
White, brown, black mark-            ——————————                   between 7am-5pm, one year                Manager 309-833-2405,                      ——————————
ings, no collar, scar on top     Colchester-4 bedroom             contract appreciated.                    309-776-3306
of head, abscess on right        home on 1 acre at 901            $80/week per child. Call now                 ——————————                                                                            Call Nathan
rear leg. REWARD.
309-776-3837 or
                                 Macomb St. Rent to own
                                 ($495/month) or seller
                                                                  to schedule a home visit.
                                                                      ——————————
                                                                                                           E.T. Auto Sales for all your
                                                                                                           pre-owned needs. Check
                                                                                                                                                                                                815/222-6174
309-776-3581                     financing to qualified buy-      Johnson’s Tree Service-                  out our inventory at
   ——————————                    ers.1-630-920-8350               Complete removal, trimming,              www.etautosales.net or
MISCELLANEOUS                        ——————————                   topping and also stump                   give us a Call at
   ——————————                    Macomb or Colchester-            removal. Insured. Free                   309-426-2291 or
MANNATECH                        Rent to own or Owner             Estimates. Reasonable                    309-255-3150
GLYCONUTRITIONALS
Deborah Daniels Call toll
                                 Financing. Senior discount
                                 available. 2 and 3 bedroom
                                                                  Rates. 309-462-2526                          ——————————
                                                                                                                                                                        JOB OPENINGS
free 1-888-283-7961              mobile homes starting at                                                                                                                   AG LOAN OFFICER
http://www.mannapages.           $265 per month (lot rent                                                                                            The Raritan State Bank has an opening for an experienced Ag Loan
com/Deborah-kDaniels             included) 630-920-8350                                                                                              Officer at its main office, Raritan, IL. The successful candidate will
   ——————————                        ——————————                                                                                                       need to have strong, professional communication skills, be a self-
                                                                                                                                                       starter, and have an agricultural background, a college degree in
WANTED TO BUY                    REAL ESTATE                                                                                                          finance or business, and 3-5 years experience in Ag Lending. The
    ——————————                       ——————————
                                                                                                                                                     bank will offer a competitive salary with excellent benefits, includ-
Augusta Home Wanted:             Avon: 317 E. Courtland. 2                                                                                             ing health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, 401(K),
Augusta family looking to        story, 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms,                                                                                                                    and paid days off.
buy 3+ bedroom home or           1bath, full basement, partial-                                                                                       If you have an interest, possess these qualities and qualifications;
nice lot, in or around           ly finished, deck, garage,                                                                                                       please send your resume with cover letter to
Augusta. Interested in sell-     large lot, new roof. Agent                                                                                                         Marc J. Coursey, Sr. Lending Officer,
ing? Please send descrip-        owned, owner may help with                                                                                                              PO Box 8, Raritan IL 61471
tion and details to              financing. $39,900.                                                                                                                      OPERATIONS ASSISTANT
Augustahome09@                   708-334-6936                                                                                                             Raritan State Bank is currently accepting applications for the
yahoo.com                            ——————————                                                                                                          position of Operations Assistant. This position will be assisting
    ——————————                                                                                                                                         the CFO in day to day operational functions of the bank. Some of
                                                                                                                                                       those functions may be reconciliations of accounts, filing, typing,
                                                                                                                                                      accrual and accounting record keeping and other secretarial duties.
                                                                                                                                                     In addition this person should be a self-starter, highly organized and
                                                                                                                                                      detail oriented. Qualified applicant should hold a bachelors degree
                                                                                                                                                      in finance or business, minimum of 3-5 years experience in opera-
                                                                                                                                                       tions; effectively adapt to change; strong organizational, planning
                                                                                                                                                       and communication skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks
                                                                                                                                                      and projects simultaneously. The bank will offer a competitive salary
                                                                                      SPOON RIVER COLLEGE                                             with excellent benefits, including health, life and disability insurance,
                                                                                                                                                                               401(K), paid days off.
                                                                                     Maintenance Technician                                                     For consideration please forward your resume to
                 FARM FOR SALE                                      Spoon River College is seeking a part-time Maintenance Technician
                                                                                                                                                                              Angela Pollock, CFO
                                                                                                                                                                          PO Box 8, Raritan, IL 61471
                                                                    at its Macomb Campus to provide general building and grounds main-
                   McDonough County                                 tenance services at the assigned college campus as well as provide
          40 acres - Hire Twp. - 39.5 ac. Tillable                  mail courier services, including the delivery of mail, boxes, freight
                                                                                                                                                                   REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
                   Ipava & Sable Soils                              and equipment between campuses on a rotating or assigned basis.
                                                                                                                                                                  APPRAISAL SERVICES
                                                                                                                                                        MCDONOUGH COUNTY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
 More farms available at other locations - call for details.        A full job description, salary information, and application process
                                                                                                                                                                      PROGRAM
               For information contact:                             may be found at www.src.edu/employment.
         Craig Leake or Mervin Roth, Brokers                                                                                                        The City of Macomb, Illinois is seeking proposals from qualified indi-
      119 North Johnson St. Macomb, IL 61455                                                 www.src.edu                                            viduals, companies or agencies for appraisal services for property (land
                                                                                                                                                    and building) that the City of Macomb wishes to purchase for the
          Phone: 309-836-3301 • 800-548-2364                        Equal Opportunity, Access, Affirmative Action Employer and Educator
                                                                                                                                                    McDonough County Public Transportation Program's vehicle mainte-
        Professional Service at Affordable Prices                                                   02/09
                                                                                                                                                    nance/vehicle storage/administrative center. A Request for Proposals
                                                                                                                                                    (RFP) document describing the project and proposal requirements may
                                                                                                                                                    be obtained from Gary Ziegler, Transit Director, Western Illinois
                                                                              NOTICE OF EXAMINATION                                                 Regional Council, 223 South Randolph Street, Macomb, Illinois 61455
                                                                                                                                                    by mail, telephone (309-837-3941), or e-mail (gary@wirpc.org). Sealed
                Career Opportunities                                        MACOMB POLICE DEPARTMENT                                                proposals must be submitted to Melanie Falk, City Clerk, City of
                                                                   The Board of Fire & Police Commissioners of the City of Macomb, Illinois         Macomb, 232 East Jackson Street, P.O. Box 377, Macomb, Illinois
          C.N.A. - Full Time - 1st Shift                           hereby gives notice that examinations will be offered to all eligible appli-     61455 by 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 17, 2009. Proposals must be
                                                                                                                                                    submitted according to the instructions and requirements set forth in the
                                                                   cants interested in appointment to the Macomb Police Department.
                                                                                                                                                    RFP, and must be hand delivered or sent through U.S. Mail or other
   R.N. or L.P.N. - Full Time 2nd Shift                            At time of application, applicants must be at least 21 years of age and no       available courier services. Proposals will not be accepted by fax or by e-
                                                                   more than 35 years of age; must have high school diploma or equivalent;          mail. The City of Macomb is an equal opportunity employer and expects
    Rehab Aide - Part Time - 1st Shift                             must have completed 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of college; must pass        the same commitment from all individuals, companies or agencies
                                                                   physical and written exams, medical and psychological evaluation and             engaged in contracts with the city. Contracts resulting from the Request
 Full Time staff receive a very competitive wage with pay          background investigation; must have visual acuity 20/20 each eye corrected       for Proposals are subject to all state and federal non-discrimination and
 based on experience plus extra pay for 2nd shift and 3rd          (minimum) with normal color vision and depth perception; must have good          equal employment opportunity laws and regulations, and are subject to
 shifts. McDonough County benefit package includes                 habits and be of moral character. McDonough County residency required.           all applicable federal and state rules and regulations outlined in the
                                                                                                                                                    Illinois Department of Transportation's Public Transportation Capital
 fully paid Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, 12                             STARTING SALARY $39,212.38 per year                                 Improvement Grants Manual and 49 CFR Part 24, Uniform Relocation
 Holidays, Vacation, Educational Assistance, and Illinois                                  (effective 05-01-09)                                     Assistance and Real Property Acquisition for Federal and Federally
 Municipal Retirement Plan.                                             Forty hour work week with time and a half for all overtime.                 Assisted Programs. Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) are
                                                                                                                                                    encouraged to submit proposals and will not be subjected to discrimina-
 Part time staff receive a generous designated benefit             Application packets may be obtained at the Mayor’s Office, City Hall,            tion on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin or disabil-
                                                                   232 E. Jackson St., Macomb, Illinois 61455. Phone (309) 833-2558.                ity in consideration for an award. The City of Macomb reserves the right
 package including extra pay for holiday work after 90             All applications and attachments must be completed and on file before            to accept or reject any or all proposals or to re-solicit proposals.
 days, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund/Disability Plan          5:00 p.m. April 10, 2009. There is no charge for the application.                Acceptance of any proposal is subject to concurrence by the Illinois
 (1000 hour requirement), and paid vacation.                       Testing date is April 18, 2009. Applicants should arrive at Brophy Hall on       Department of Transportation. Any contracts resulting from these pro-
                                                                   the Western Illinois University campus at 7:30 a.m. for an orientation fol-      posals are subject to financial assistance contracts between the City of
                     Apply in person to:                           lowed by agility test and written exam.                                          Macomb and the Illinois Department of Transportation. The City of
                                                                                                                                                    Macomb reserves the right to withdraw the Request for Proposals at
                                                                   The City reserves the right to require reimbursement of training expenses on     anytime for any reason. Submittal of a proposal by a company, agency
                                                                   a pro-rata basis if an officer resigns within the first two years of employ-     or individual confers no rights upon the proposer nor obligates the
                                                                   ment.                                                                            City of Macomb in any manner. Funding for this project is provided
                  1212 Madelyn Avenue                                                                                                               by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of
                  Macomb, Illinois 61455                            The City of Macomb is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer      Public and Intermodal Transportation.
                                                                                   Minorities and women are encouraged to apply
                                                        EOE
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                                                                                                                                  Monday, February 16, 2009




       Open 24 hours
  1600 E. Jackson, Macomb
          837-9917
                                                  3       Thursday, February 19 - Saturday, February 21, 2009

                                                                                                           Bulk
                                                                                                          Extra
                                                                                                          Lean
                                                   Hy-Vee Grade A                                        Boneless Skinless
  Coke Products                                      Large Eggs                                           Chicken Breast
       24pks                                                        1 Dozen                                            Service case only

            $
                5.28                                            88            ¢      Limit
                                                                                      2
                                                                                                             $
                                                                                                                  2.58lb
                                                                                                                          IQF
    Hy-Vee                                Jiffy Corn                         Bakery Fresh                               Tilapia
 Tomato Sauce                             Muffin Mix                         Italian Bread                              Fillets
                8oz                               8.5oz                                     16oz                         2lb package


        5/ 1     $
                                              39          ¢                      $
                                                                                     1.48                                 $
                                                                                                                              5.99
   Angel                                     Era                                   Midwest
    Soft                                                                           Country                                   Frito
                                            Liquid                                                                            Lay
    Bath                                                                             Fare
                                           Laundry                                                                          Kettle
   Tissue                                 Detergent                                  Cat
12pk Double Roll or                        50oz - 2X Strength                       Litter                                  Chips
 24pk Single Roll                             Regular or Bleach only                  25lb Bag                                 8.5-9oz

            $
                5.79                          $
                                                  3.28                                 $
                                                                                            2.95                                  2/ 4        $

  Chinese Express Nightly Buffet                                          Buy a 16” Family Size Pizza
                                                                                 from our Italian Express And
                All You Care to Eat From Chinese
                                    Express
                                                                                 Save an additional
                       Dine-In Only
                       from 4-7pm
                         Nightly
                                      $
                                          4.99               Per Person
                                                           *Drink not
                                                            included
                                                                            10¢ per gallon on Hy-Vee Gas
                                                                          Limit 20 Gallons - Good one week from purchase - Limit one coupon
                                                                              per gas purchase Discount coupon given at time of purchase


                  Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits - Next to Hy-Vee - Open Monday-Saturday 8am-Midnight

                                           Captain Morgan                                   Rikaloff                                     Ba i le ys
                                             Spiced Rum                                      Vodka                                   Ir is h Cre me
       Keystone Light                                1.75L                                       1.75L                                        750ml


                                                22.99                                        8.99                                     17.99
                30pk
                                              $                                           $                                        $
       $
            12.99

				
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