October 8, 2015

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The Sidell Reporter's entry in the Homecoming Parade was a 1954 International truck belonging to, and be driven by, Clifford Puzey. Staff member Suzanne Woodard and her grandson Benton rode in the back of the truck tossing out candy while the Editor hands out notepads to the crowd. She was assisted by Nathan Kirby and Nathan Kirby and Makale Crippin.

The first 100 days for Salt Fork Community Unit School District 512
   The Salt Fork School District is 100 days old today, Oct. 8. Dr. Phil Harrison, Superintendent, feels things have gone very well since July 1.
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TeenServe plans to restore 75 homes in Salt Fork South area
Something exciting is coming here in July of 2016 that will bring people together as a community and brighten people’s lives. The goal of TeenServe for next summer is to restore 75 houses within a 25 mile radius of the Salt Fork South School.

Veterans names needed for tribute
   The Sidell Reporter will again honor veterans in a tribute Nov. 5. Your help is needed in providing names of active and all veterans, living or deceased, that you want included.
    There is no charge to share your veterans name in the list. Please include their name, rank if active, town and state they reside, what wars they served, or years they served and, and please state if they are active, a veteran living or veteran deceased.
   If you would like to include a separate ad of appreciation to your veteran, an ad can be purchased for $20 per veteran and can include a short message and with or without a photo.
   All names and ads must be turned in no later than Oct. 30. Mail to Sidell Reporter, P.O. Box 475, Sidell, IL 61876 or email the the Reporter, editor@thesidellreporter.com.

Beware of thefts
   Area residents are reminded to be keep their buildings locked and be watchful in your neighborhood for suspicious activity. Karen Frick of rural Sidell reported they had a machine shed broken into sometime the night of Sept. 29-30 and many valuable tools were stolen.

National 4-H Week. A salute to the local clubs. Only in this week's Sidell Reporter.

Sheri Pletch warms us up with some cool weather cooking in the Recipe Box.

Salt Fork Sports
The Storm won their homecoming game over Georgetown-Ridge Farm-Chrisman 35-14

Camaryn Todd wins the VVC title in golf for the ladies.

Volleyball team splits wins for the week with victory over Hoopeston and loss to Milford.

Oakwood-Salt Fork soccer team lost two tight matches to Bismarck and Georgetown-Ridge Farm-Westville.


  Edna I. Miller, 91, of Georgetown, passed away Sept. 6, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
She was born on Dec. 19, 1923, the daughter of Hubert and Charlotte (Spitzmesser) Wax.
   She was united in marriage to George M. Miller on Sept. 15, 1944, in Danville, until his passing on April 10, 1989.
She will be missed by her children, Kenneth (Darlene) Miller of Cayuga, Ind., Dee Anna (Richard) Brickel of Bryan, Ohio, Curtis (Lana) Miller of Georgetown, Stephan Miller of Champaign, Cathy (Phil) Brookshier of Indianola, Marian Klink of Fort Myers, Fla., Gail (Steve) Tovey of Georgetown, and Jeff Miller of Georgetown; special friend, Paul Bover of Champaign; her 16 grandchildren; her 19 great-grandchildren; her sister, Wilmetta Feezor of Indianola; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
   Edna was a lifetime member of Georgetown Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Her greatest joy was taking care of her loving family and being surrounded by them and friends. She was a very loving person who saw the best in everyone. She always enjoyed celebrating birthdays and anniversaries with friends and family.
   A celebration of Edna’s life was held Sept. 11, at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, Georgetown, with Pastor James Blue officiating. She was laid to rest in Georgetown Cemetery.
   Memorial donations may be given to Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Share memories, photos, and videos through her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

   Jackie Cheuvront, 82, of Fairmount, passed away at 9:20 a.m. on Fri., Oct. 2, 2015 at her home.
   Jackie was born Nov. 16, 1932 in Fairmount to Guy and Bessie Goodwin Cook. She married Alfred E. Cheuvront on Aug. 1, 1953 in Fairmount.
   Alfred survives as well as two sons, Eddie Cheuvront of Fairmount and Kevin (Nicole) Cheuvront of Fairmount; two sisters, Louise “Tootie” (John Burrows) Richter and Joanne “Cricket” (Don Duez) Bunting; two grandchildren, Chasidy (Michael) Winkler and Madison Cheuvront; and one great-grandson due very soon.
   She was preceded in death by her three brothers, Sherman Cook, Charles Cook and Virgil “Bill” Cook and two sisters, Bernice Truax and Elsie Allhands.
   Jackie enjoyed fishing, camping, spending time with her family and rummage sales with her sisters.
   Funeral services were held Oct. 6 at Robison Chapel in Catlin with the Rev. Mike Roberts officiating. Burial was in the Greenview Cemetery, Fairmount. Memorials may be made to the Bobette Steely Hegeler Cancer Care Center in Danville. Online condolences at www.robisonchapel.com.

  Billy A. Smith, 85, of St. Joseph, passed away at 7:05 a.m. Thurs., Sept. 24, 2015, at his home.
   He was born June 29, 1930, in Sidney, to Harry M. and Lelia Grace Baker Smith.
Billy married Ethel Stukey on March 29, 1963, and Ethel passed away in 1997.
   Survivors include one brother, Teddy Smith of DePere, Wis.; four sisters, Doris McNeese of Fairmount, Sonya Woodard of Fairmount, Mary Jane Zindars of Potomac, and Pamela Krabel of Hume.
   He was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.
   Billy had been night manager at Brach Candy Company in Chicago for 35 years, and served in the Air Force. He enjoyed fishing and gardening, as well as playing shuffle board.
   Funeral services were at Robison Chapel in Catlin, Josh Hunsberger officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Mayview. Catlin American Legion provided military honors.
   Memorials to American Cancer Society. On-line condolences at www.robisonchapel.com.


FOR SALE— Star Spangled Recipes cookbook — 545 recipes and 37 pages honoring local veterans are included. $17.50 includes postage. Make check payable to Sidell Veteran’s War Memorial. Mail c/o Sidell Reporter, P.O. Box 475, Sidell, IL 61876. Proceeds from the book support the upkeep of Sidell Veteran’s War Memorial Board.

FOR SALE—GREAT FOR JAMAICA ALUMNI—“A Look Back At 39 Years of Cardinal Pride.” 40 pages covering Jamaica sports from 1955-1995. Lots of pictures, stats and memories from fans and athletes. $12.50 includes postage. Make check payable to Sidell Reporter. Mail to P.O. Box 475, Sidell, IL 61876. Click here to order.
   “The 50th Anniversary of Jamaica High School – 1955-2006” commemorative issue. 32 pages with over 100 photos depicting the first 50 years of Jamaica High School. Includes a list of all graduates and teachers. $12.50 includes postage. Make check payable to Sidell Reporter. Mail to P.O. Box 475, Sidell, IL 61876. Click here to order




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