Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Local News

September 25, 2013

Resident adds fall touches to community with displays

EFFINGHAM — Effingham resident Loy Cash puts a lot of stock in his community — corn stalks that is.

With the advent of fall, corn stalk displays have been popping up around the city thanks to Cash, who spends his own time and money to put up the displays.

Cash has put up stalks outside FISH Human Services, City Hall, the Daily News and along the 600 block of Richland Avenue near his home.

“I believe in what Kennedy says, ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country,’” said Cash, referencing President John F. Kennedy’s famous quote.

Cash has several reasons for using corn to represent his love of fall. He was born in the fall, saying that “harvest season brings me alive.”

As a former farmer and devout Christian, Cash finds a correlation between nature, corn and God. According to Cash, the Bible references corn as a connection to communicating with God. Corn also is mentioned as a food Jesus and his disciples ate, he added.

As for an aesthetic reason, Cash said he simply likes the natural look the stalks provide around the city.

“These get you back to the basics and nature,” he said. “You can find your Lord there.”

For a photo of Cash’s stalk display at Effingham City Hall, visit www.effinghamdailynews.com

Tony Huffman can be reached at 217.347-7151, ext. 138, or tony.huffman@effinghamdailynews.com.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Woman injured in Farina collision

    An accident on Washington Street sent one driver to the hospital Thursday.

    July 25, 2014

  • Driver crashes after being forced off road

    A driver crashed after being run off the road by a semi on Interstate 70.

    July 25, 2014

  • Rollover on I-70 sends one to hospital

    An accident on Interstate-70 sent one traveler to the hospital.

    July 25, 2014

  • Motorcycle rider ejected in Flora accident

    A driver was ejected from his motorcycle in an accident.

    July 25, 2014

  • Altamont man found dead in home

    An Altamont man was found dead in his home during a welfare check.

    July 25, 2014

  • N1312P17015C.TIF Two cents on minimum wage increase TONY HUFFMANDaily NewsA ballot measure that will give Illinois voters the opportunity to vote on a nonbinding referendum, which could lead to a $10 minimum hourly wage statewide, has brought ire by some and adoration by others.Local business advocate

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Church Briefs Centenary UMCCentenary United Methodist Church, Effingham, will host the following activities:• Sunday, July 27: Connection Time, 10 a.m.; Lavender Ridge Worship, 2 p.m.; Youth Group, 6 p.m.• Monday, July 28: Quilters, 9 a.m.• Tuesday, July 29: Brook

    July 25, 2014

  • Late-winter deer season extinct in area counties

    Hunters in Cumberland and Fayette counties may need to seek treatment for their late-winter deer fever.

    July 24, 2014

  • 7-23 crossroads walker.jpg Walking for life

    A group of nine Crossroads Walkers braved temperatures approaching 90 degrees Tuesday to walk from Greenville to Effingham as part of a cross-country walk designed to call attention to the pro-life movement..

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Concealed-Carry-Clothing-Suit-Jacket-400.jpg Concealed carry objections addressed

    In an effort to offer reasoning behind denials for concealed carry permits, Illinois State Police is assisting the Concealed Carry License Review Board in implementing additional measures to regulate the permit process.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.