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Jacksonville Journal Courier (Newspaper) - August 31, 2015, Jacksonville, Illinois Fallen firefighters honoured nation a 7a disc Golf tourney helps club sports a in sri i if the heart of l i neat a do Tiff Las von turn since april 21, Isho journal1 Issue 252. Volume 185breaking news at monday. August 31.2015 a 75c everyday people cardinals fan in a league Al her own bn3 list Romberg Copper journal courier Mary Brockhouse of Jacksonville she. Off her sense of humor along with a cardinals hat she purchased when she Atte led the 1968 world series with her husband. A life Long baseball fan. Brockhouse grew up in Rural Chapin hitting baseballs fast pitched to her by a Cousin and listening to the St. Louis team s games on the radio. By Bre Linstromberg Copper bopper a Ivita Smedia com for much if her 85 years Mary Brockhouse a favorite Way to spend an afternoon has been listening to or watching a baseball game. Especially if the St. Louis cardinals Are playing. She has memories of listening to the St. Louis team on the radio a a one of those old fashioned rounded radios a in the House in which she grew up just outside Chapin. Alway s a bit of a Tomboy Brockhouse remembers getting hits off of one of her older cousins who liked to fast pitch baseballs to her. And play ing pick up games with children from her Elemen tary school. Some of Brockhouse a happiest memories with her tight knit family involve the National pastime. Brockhouse played softball on a women steam in a local Church league in the Early 1970s. In her 40s, she was the oldest member of the team. A i played first at Short Stop. I played she said a and i think we won our Brockhouse a youngest daughter also played in the league and the team was coached by Brockhouse s husband. Loren also an avid baseball fan. Brockhouse met her husband at Chapin High school from which she graduated in 19 48. One of the High Honor students in the largest graduating class the school had seen up to that Point. She said there were 25. Maybe even around 30, students in tin1 senior class that year. A the was my first she said. After High school. Brockhouse worked for Schlitz hardware store on the downtown Square in Jacksonville w Here she earned High Marks from her employer for being one of the stores Best salespeople she said. See people a families struggle after a prohibitive child care cuts by Mary Kuhlman Illinois news connection gov. Bruce Rauner s administration says difficult decisions have to be made to manage the $4 billion budget. The governor filed an a emergency Rule a narrowing eligibility for the child care assistance program a change that Emily Miller director of policy and advocacy for voices for Illinois children said impacts nine out of to Low income families who were receiving help to pay for child care. A this Isnit a free she said. A this is help for families who Are Low income and trying to work themselves out of poverty so that they have the tools they need to be Able to provide for their families to be Able to go to work every according to Federal data 14 percent of Illinois residents Are living at or below the Federal poverty level. Child care eligibility was reduced from parents earning from about $3,700 a month to $1,200 a month for a family of four. Teen parents parents of children with special needs and parents receiving welfare still Are eligible. Meanwhile a House panel met last week to discuss funding options for child care assistance for working parents. By filing an emergency Nile Rauner sidestepped see care a a _ a news obituaries 2a police beat 2a local state 3a-5a commentary 6a nation world 7a-8a b sports sports 1b-3b classifieds 4b-5b nation world 5b comics puzzles 6b advice 7b Bac Page 8b 6 441681111v i join the conversation what a your take on today a news go to and visit us on Facebook s to share your thoughts. Band of Brothers and Sisters Samantha Mcdaniel Ogletree journal courier members of the Jacksonville marching Crimson practice for the performance at the sept. U Home football game. Hours of practice put focus on performing competing by Samantha Mcdaniel Ogletree Mcdaniel those living around Jacksonville High school have probably heard the sounds of music coming from the school s track area most mornings since the end of july. In a few Days those sounds will he shared with football fans As the marching Crimson take to the Field. While other students were Home on summer break band members were practising their music and routines several weeks before school started. With their season starting soon the band is working to get everything in tune for the sept. 11 Home football game and the series of competitions in which the band will take part this fall. Its part of a 104-year tradition at Jacksonville High school to help increase school and Community spirit. For senior Hayley Rockwell a drum major that s one of the most rewarding things. A when we go out to perform at a Parade or something to perform for an audience. Its really satisfying to see their faces Light up Quot Rockwell said. Emily Miner a senior drum major agreed. A a it a been a tradition for Over too years. Why would we Stop something that a been around that Long a Miner said. This year the band is working on a Elvis inspired performance for its competitions and performances including a a can to help falling in love a a burning love a a hound a love me tender and a Jailhouse not Only Are members perfecting their sound they Are also becoming a family. Senior Brad Newby said he joined the band because it Felt like a place he belonged. A it gives me a Safe place to come Quot Newby said. A it makes me feel like a part of a group because i was never Good at sports. We give people a place to feel Safe. We re the weird a i love the atmosphere see band 1 Sacheck out our bargain Row before they go off to the Sale local trades that we Are Selling cheap 1990 Chevrolet c2500 Reg cab s2,310 2003 Buick Century 1,840 Chevrolet Nosy Jennings Chevrolet inc 2006 Chevrolet cl500 Reg cab 6,450 82 n. Main so Palmyra in a 217 805163

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