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April 13, 2022

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, April 13, 2022 C-1 HOME LIFE TO ADVERTISE: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: Visit: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday See FIRST BOOK on 2 Eddie Boyd, Principal Broker Kay Helfen Associate Broker 812-582-1145 Addey Boyd Associate Broker 812-354-5599 Keith Shoultz Associate Broker 812-664-6640 Adam Boyd Associate Broker 812-582-2486 602 E. Main, Petersburg | | Phone: 812-354-8893 SIAR REALTY & DEVELOPMENT LLC BOYD BOYD For personal service, chse Very well taken care of 2 bedroom 1-1/2 full bath home. This home has a tremendous amount of updates throughout the years. It is ready for its new owners. Some of the updates include a new roof (2020), hot water heater 2018, central air in 2014 and new windows in 2007. The large back deck and fenced-in yard make it ideal for entertaining, keeping kids and pets safe. Sale Price $99,900. MLS#202149946 Collins St. STORAGE UNITS $60/Month 812-354-8893 Christian Holiness Church took up residency in 2004. This property has two teaching rooms located in the back of the building. The two bathrooms are located at the entrance of the building. The property has a lot of possibilities. Just over 2000 sq. ft. of area on the main building. Sale Price $49,900. MLS#202201251 3 or 4 bedroom brick ranch in nice subdivision in Petersburg. Two full baths, finished basement on two large lots. Call 812-582-1145 for appointment. Sale Price $239,900. MLS#202208411 04/13/22 Commercial building built in 1987 and was used as a retail hardware store until 2018. Approximately 4,448 sq. ft. The building is all open and has free span trusses that make the area open to any kind of use. Sale Price $72,000! MLS# 202046722 SALE PENDING! SALE PENDING! SOLD! SOLD! The property features a 3 bedroom, 1 full bath, yard barn, and garage for storage. The many updates include vinyl siding, flooring, windows, roof, gutters, air conditioning system. A lean-to style covered back porch great for grilling and entertaining. The home sits on a permanent foundation. Sale Price $65,000. MLS#202201147 SOLD! SOLD! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! Plenty of updates done to this 2 bedroom, 1 bath home. This would make a great rental unit or if you are wanting to stop paying rent this home is very affordable. Sale Price $79,900. MLS#202208466 Are looking to downsize or transition from renting? This 2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home has been extensively updated. Please don't pass this one up. Heat pump, insulation blown in floor joists, water softener, hot water heater have just been installed. The inside has new vinyl flooring and fresh paint. The outside has landscaping, front porch for grilling and a carport.. Sale Price $69,900. MLS#202209430 Needing more space for your retail store or looking for a great investment opportunity? The main floor is setup to have three different areas that could be sectioned off for various types of businesses or left open concept and use the entire space. The many upgrades include vinyl flooring, security system, HVAC, wiring and new lighting throughout. This property has an income producing rental on the second floor. The 3 bedroom and 1.5 bath has vinyl floors and stainless steel appliances. The back portion of the upstairs could be converted into an additional apartment or another business. Sale Price $165,000. MLS#202208821 NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW NEW LISTING! LISTING! The Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is accurate as of 04/01/2022 and is subject to change without notice at any time. $5,000.00 minimum deposit required. Penalty for early withdrawal. Penalties apply for early closing before maturity date. Fees may reduce earnings. Other terms and conditions may apply. Interest will be credited into this account annually, or into your Springs Valley deposit account annually. Call 800.843.4947 to determine if any of this information has changed. Loyal to you, your family, and your future. | 800.843.4947 | Since 1902 Join us in celebrating our 120th year using Springs Valley's Certificate of Deposit Special! 18 MONTH CD SPECIAL 120 th Year! S P R I N G S VA L L E Y I S C E L E B R AT I N G O U R * 1.20% ANNUAL PERCENTAGE YIELD* 1.20% ANNUAL PERCENTAGE YIELD* 2957_SVBT_120YR_CD_SPECIAL_STAR_PRESS.pdf 1 4/7/22 1:17 AM Pike County author has first book published By Sherri Sebella If you have never been in- terested in ancestry or gene- alogy before, all you have to do is have a conversation with local Pike County author El- len Jones, and that will surely change. While everyone dealt with the 2020 COVID lock down differently, Jones used the down time to her advan- tage by writing a book about her family legacy, which has now been published. "If there's one positive thing I'll remember from the 2020 lock down with COVID, and all its restrictions, it is that I began to write a story about family legacy, which has now been published," Jones said. "I had written for a lo- cal newspaper when I was in high school about sports and a high school column. At that time, I thought about a career in journalism, possibly writ- ing a novel, but life happened with marriage, children, work, grandchildren, and serving in church. A fter I retired, a cou- ple of cousins and I began to research ancestry and ab- stracts, which led me to begin writing this story of how my great-great-grandfather came from England and settled on the Illinois prairie." The book, titled 'English- man on the Prairie,' is cate- gorized as a realistic fiction- al story, based partially on re- al-life ancestral characters. Jones likes for her readers to guess what's fiction, and what is fact, in the book. "I told my cousins they have to figure out what is fiction and what is not," Jones said. "It give you a little room for a story. I plan to do a second and third edition. I really enjoy writing short sto- ries." Jones states that they found a deed in a lock box that they did not recognize the name of. "My great-great-great-grand- father bought the farm that I grew up on," Jones said. "I grew up in Ellery, Illinois, which is about an hour and fifteen minutes from here. I've lived in Pike County for 42 years, but grew up on farm life, that was passed down through the generations. The book I've written is about my great-great-grandfather and great-great-grandmother's love story. I was able to go to the Historical Society back home and find pictures that I have in the book." Jones' cousin sparked her interest into ancestry and they found the immigrant listing for her great-great- great-grandfather and found his family came over from England. "Their names, ag- es, and occupations, were all on the list," Jones said. "The oldest child was 25 and the youngest was one year-old, in 1866." A fter spending much of 2020 writing her book, Jones left it cold for a year and then picked it back up in 2021 to fin- ish. "I called the 800 number to get free publishing info and someone called me back and said she was a literary agent for Christian Faith Publish- ing," Jones said. "She said, 'Ellen, this sounds really inter- esting to me.' I was worried I didn't have enough words and I told her I didn't want a long book. She sent it to her team and she called back within a week. I don't know if I would have been brave enough to do it without her help." Jones was surprised at how hands-on she was in working with the publishing company. "I signed off on all their ed- its and if I had any questions, I could call," Jones said. "I signed a publishing contract and I had to pay for their ser- vices up-front, but they handle all the promotional aspect and their art department came up with the design. It entailed so much more than I had imag- ined. They put it out on Barnes and Noble and Amazon. It's so neat to see your book on a shelf for sale. I'm just thankful the publisher wanted a book that is faith-based. It's a place to put our family's legacy out." Jones is starting to run short on books due to book signings, but says that is a good problem to have. "I'll just order more if someone needs one," Jones said. "A lot of my friends have purchased the book on Amazon." Jones encourages others interested in writing to fol- Jones also visited the Petersburg Public Library to do a book signing for her new book recently. Jones wrote her book during COVID lock down and obtained a publishing deal with Christian Faith Publishing. Pictured include: Lynn Mehring- er, Stephanie Rawlins, Hannah Bush, Carly Tegmeyer, Jackie Berry, Derry Creutz, Ann Sutton and Ellen Jones.

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