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Chandlerville Burgoo parade route changes
Written by Sandra Haschemeyer   
Thursday, August 21, 2014 1:05 PM | Updated ( Thursday, August 21, 2014 1:12 PM )

The Chandlerville Burgoo
is getting underway
with activities planned
Thursday through Saturday,
Aug. 21-23.


The parade route has
been changed back to the
"old" route starting at the
south end of town and
going north, according to
event planners. The parade
will be held on Saturday,
starting at 10 a.m. The parade
check-in will start at
9 a.m. at the corner of
River and Main Street.
There will be no parking
on Main Street from 6
a.m. until noon from the
corner of Main and Cottage
to the corner of Main
and Lake Street. River
street will be closed to
traffic with only parade
participants allowed to use
it. The parade will end at
the corner of Main and
Lake with parade entries
dissipating on Lake Street.
Other activities will include
silent auctions on
Saturday. One will be from
11 a.m.-1 p.m. and the
other from 5-7 p.m. The
items include a Wine
Lover's Basket, a matching
set of Final Destination
duck and goose calls,
a stay at B & C Dreams, a
Spa/Relaxation basket, a
car care basket, four Cardinal
tickets, an overnight
stay at the Lodge at Grants
Trail, and possibly more.
Card raffles will also be
held with staff members
selling the tickets. Items
being raffled include a
Golf Lover’s Basket, A
Kid’s Party Pack, a River
Bottoms Banded Goose
Call, two Chicago Cubs
vs. the Reds tickets for
Sept. 15 and possibly
more items.
Events will get underway
Thursday evening
with a Bags Tournament at
Chandlerville Burgoo
5 p.m., a baby contest at 7
p.m. and a dog show at 8
Friday evening will include
a kiddie pull on
Main Street and entertainment
by the Good Ole
Boys at 7 p.m.
Saturday will feature a
5K Burgoo Boogle at 8
a.m., Fun Run at 8:30, parade
at 10 a.m., opening
ceremony and award announcements
at 11 a.m.,
and entertainment by Dick
Tater and the Tots at noon.
Activities will continue
Saturday with a talent contest
at 4 p.m., entertainment
by Antone and Wick
at 7 p.m., raffles and drawing
at 9 p.m. and a Chinese
fire drill at 9 p.m.

Woman dies after apparent self-inflicted gunshot
Written by Sandra Haschemeyer   
Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:42 PM | Updated ( Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:58 PM )

Michele Knous, age 46,
of Beardstown was pronounced
deceased at Memorial
Medical Center in
Springfield at 7:55 a.m. on
Monday. She was found
on a bench at the Meredosia
Wildlife Refuge
with a gunshot wound on
Sunday afternoon. She
had apparently left her vehicle
and walked down a
path to the bench.
An autopsy was conducted
on Tuesday morning
under the authority of
the Sangamon County
Coroner’s office. At this
time, the injury is suspected
to be self-inflicted.
Final autopsy results will
not be available for several weeks.

Cass Co. Health Dept. Co-Business of Month

Cass County Health Department and staff has been chosen August Co-Business of the month. The Cass County Health Department opened its doors in 1981 and for 33 years has been committed to the philosophy that each individual human being has the basic right to expect and secure prevention information and public health services that are necessary to promote and sustain ones physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being.

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner will make campaign stop in Virginia

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner will be at The Depot in Virginia Friday at 9:30 a.m. for a meet and greet session with area residents. The public is invited.
Rauner faces incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn, who is running for re-election to a second full term in office, in the Nov. 4 election.
Rauner is the chairman of R8 Capital Partners, and former chairman of the private equity firm GTCR, based in Chicago.

Chandlerville Burgoo Aug. 22-23

The annual Chandlerville Burgoo will be held Aug. 21-23.
Next Thursday’s activities will include a dog show, a bags tournament, a baby contest and a Little Miss and Mister pageant.
Friday, Aug. 22, will feature a pedal tractor pull (not a garden tractor pull as previously listed) and entertainment.
Events on Saturday, Aug. 23, will include a parade, a talent contest and entertainment.