SQUARE STEPS BACK TO THE 1950S
It was like a 1950s Spring night last Saturday on the
Greenville Square, as members of The Okaw Valley Classic
Chevy Club drove into Greenville to enjoy a meal at
Sam's Pizza. The club is dedicated to restoring, preserving,
and enjoying '55-'56-'57 Chevy cars, trucks, or Corvettes.
Members of the club get together one night a month between
March and November for a dinner cruise and thanks to
an Internet search they picked Greenville as their destination.
club, started in 1981, is based in the Belleville/Fairview
Heights area although some members come from as far
away as O'Fallon, Missouri and Hillsboro, Missouri.
The caravan Saturday consisted of twelve classic Chevrolets.
The Club meets the last Tuesday of each month and if
you think you might be interested in joining, call Mark
Sachtleben at 618-345-8246.
TO BE ONE OF THE SPEAKERS AT AGAPE
Stephen Baldwin, younger brother of actor Alec Baldwin,
is expected to be one of the guest speakers tonight
at the annual Agape Christian music festival. Baldwin
has indicated that he will be in Greenville today shooting
footage for a project and will then share his testimony
on the main stage. Baldwin's films have included roles
in "Born On The Fourth of July," "8 Seconds,"
and "The Usual Suspects."
music lineup this year includes performances by Skillet,
the David Crowder Band, Kutless, and Relient K. In total,
over twenty bands and soloists will provide the entertainment
at Agape 2006. Gates open at 3PM Friday and 9am on Saturday
at the Bond County Fairgrounds. This is the first year
that the festival has not been held on the first weekend
of May. Because this year's Greenville College inter-term
was cut back from three weeks to two weeks, Agape was
moved up a weekend. Agape fans are encouraged to bring
their rain gear because traditionally showers accompany
the two day festival.
ROCKET CLUB SOARING INTO THE SKY
8-member Mulberry Grove High School "Rocket Club"
is on their way to the wild blue yonder courtesy of
a project that has qualified them for a national competition.
Comprised of the school's three Physics class students
and others interested in rocketry, the club recently
learned they will be traveling to Virginia next month
to compete in the Team America Rocketry Challenge.
spoke with student project manager Paul Cayo about what
their rocket had to accomplish to reach the national
level. The rocket carrying an egg as its passenger must
reach an altitude of 800 feet and have a flight duration
of forty-five seconds. In qualifying, the Mulberry Grove
Rocket Club becomes one of the top 100 teams of the
nearly 680 that entered.
told us that it took thirteen launches to perfect their
rocket although they will continue to make modifications
until the nationals May 19th through the 21st. The timing
of the contest could cause some problems for the Mulberry
team. Depending on the weather in Virginia, the launch
could be either May 20th or 21st. Mulberry Grove's graduation
is May 20th, which means the senior members would miss
the competition. If bad weather pushes the launch back
a day, the seniors will drive all night to Virginia.
The grand prize is an all-expenses paid trip to an international
air show in London, England. John Paine is the teacher
and sponsor of Mulberry's Rocket Club.