LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP HELD FOR GHS STUDENTS
The Greenville FFA chapter sponsored a leadership workshop Friday in conjunction with the school's character education program. Students participating included club officers, student council members, and homeroom mayors. The keynote speaker was Tammy Craig Schilling of Monsanto in St. Louis and topics included choices and chances, lifelong learning, and compassion for others.
The other speaker was Pastor Robert Weaver of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia. He shared with WGEL the key points of his program including the moral characteristics of great leaders like Lincoln, Washington, and Gahndi. Weaver explained that leadership is essentially influence and added that every leader must have followers. Weaver said if you have no influence you are not a leader.
Weaver's background includes a prominent role in FFA. He was the Alabama State FFA President during his senior year of high school and later served as the southern region vice-president in 1985. Weaver said being a national officer offered him the opportunity to travel the United States and foreign countries to promote the FFA. He believes the experience gave him a deeper appreciation for his hometown and home country.
INFORMATION MEETING HELPS BLUEBIRDS IN BOND COUNTY
If you are a bird lover and would like to see more Bluebirds in Bond County then plan to attend a free informational meeting Thursday, November 16. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage more people to put up Bluebird houses.
Bluebird Coordinator Jim Wilson told WGEL that two short videos will be shown at the meeting. He said he will also have information sheets that he will pass out and will save time for questions.
Wilson said a Bluebird Coordinator is a person who tries to get others to build bird boxes. The organization Wilson is connected with is the East Central Illinois Bluebird Society. He noted that around 500 Bluebird eggs were laid in Bond County over the summer and from those eggs about 350 Bluebirds were raised and left the nest. The meeting is Thursday, November 16 at 7pm in the Bradford Room.
HARRISBURG MAN SENTENCED IN MINE SAFETY CASE
49-year-old Lester Robert Erb, Jr., formerly of Harrisburg, was sentenced on Thursday to three years imprisonment and fined $10,000. Erb, Jr., had previously been convicted by a jury on five counts in a federal indictment. The first three counts charged him with making or using false Mine Safety and Health Administration Certificate of Training forms in violation of federal law. The last two counts charged him with making material false statements and representations to employees of the MSHA in violation of federal law.
FREE PROGRAM FOR PARENTS OF ATHLETES
A respected speaker on character education through athletics will be in Greenville Thursday night (Nov. 16). Parents of athletes in the Unit 2 School District are invited to hear Bruce Brown share his message entitled "The Parents Role in Athletics." Brown will talk about how parents can help their child's athletic performance, create good memories, and demonstrate respect. The program is co-sponsored by the Kingsbury Park District and Greenville Probation Department in conjunction with the 4th Annual I-70 Baseball Coaches Clinic.
This free assembly begins at 7PM at the Greenville Junior High gymnasium.