ON ROUTE 51 SENDS FIVE PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL
accident in Fayette County Wednesday afternoon resulted
in five people being taken to the hospital. Around 5:30
Wednesday afternoon 17-year-old Dustin Conway of Vandalia
was driving south on U.S. 51 about four miles north of
Vandalia. Conway was slowing down to turn left into a
driveway when his car was hit from behind by 40-year-old
Jeff Blackburn of Ramsey. Both Conway and Blackburn were
wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident and
were taken to Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia for
their injuries. There were three passengers in Conway's
car; 17-year-old Corey Palmer of St. Peter, 17-year Byer
Wemple of Ramsey, and a one-year-old infant from Ramsey.
Both Palmer and Wemple were not wearing their seatbelts
at the time of the accident and were taken by Arch helicopter
to a hospital Springfield. The one-year-old was in a car
seat at the time of the accident and she was taken to
Fayette County Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
Blackburn was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to
avoid an accident and the extent of the injuries is not
TO PROTECT VETERANS RIGHTS WILL BE SENT TO GOVERNOR
to protect veterans from discrimination based on their
veteran status passed both Houses of the Illinois General
Assembly on March 27. State Representative Ron Stephens
sponsored House Bill 4822 which prohibits discriminating
against veterans in connection with employment, real estate
transactions, access to financial credit, and the availability
of public accommodations. Currently veterans are not among
other groups legally protected under the Human Rights
Act. Stephens said that any entity found in violation
of the Human Rights Act may be fined $10,000 for the first
offense, $25,000 for the second offense, and $50,000 for
three or more offenses.
YEAR AND NEW DISPLAYS AT LOCAL MUSEUM
Heritage Day on Saturday marks the 2006 opening of the
Bond County Historical Society's Hoiles-Davis Museum.
This year's displays include blacksmith shops, fire
departments, Nevco Scoreboard company, Watson's Drug
Store, Greenville dentist Dr. L.A. Floyd, the Vietnam
War, and an "Around The County" case featuring
a variety of artifacts and photos. Of particular interest
are a portable scoreboard made by Nevco in 1990s, an
extensive display of Vietnam pieces from the Dave Steiner
collection, and Dr. Floyd's x-ray machine which was
said to have been the first in Bond County. Another
addition to the museum is a marionette display made
by local legendary artist Carson Donnell.
museum will have special hours this Saturday from 9am
until 3PM in conjunction with Heritage Day. There will
be several artisans on the grounds plus live music and
a Shriners food stand, pony rides, and vintage games
for children. Dave Steiner will also have a Vietnam
War all-terrain vehicle known as a "mule"
on display. Former Nevco president Mary Gayle Nevinger
will be at the museum from 9-11am to answer questions
about the display and the history of the factory.
COLLEGE TO REOPEN HISTORIC BOCK MUSEUM
Richard W. Bock Sculpture Museum, located in the newly
reconstructed Almira College House is going to have
a grand re-opening on Saturday, April 8 from 10:00 a.m.
to noon. Almira College House was constructed in 1855
and showcases the largest single collection of works
by sculptor Richard W. Bock. The Almira College House
has served as the museum facility for the Richard W.
Bock Sculpture Museum Collection since 1975. The Bock
collection has over 300 plaster and bronze sculptures.
The home was originally used as a classroom building
until Hogue Hall was constructed. The Bock collection
also contains several architectural drawings by Frank
Lloyd Wright, which have only been displayed at Greenville
College. On the second floor of the home is the Period
Almira College room, which pays tribute to the days
students used the house as a college and a home. The
event is free and open to the public and will include
a reception. The museum will remain open for tours until
4:00 p.m. Saturday.
WOMAN'S UNIQUE COLLECTION
local woman has her own unique collection, thermoses.
Sandy Lloyd, who, along with her husband Van, own the
Rainbow House in Greenville, said she started collecting
thermoses because she had always like them and had a
few several years ago. Lloyd said that in an issue of "Country Living Magazine" last year an article
talked about the collectability of thermoses. Lloyd
said that she gets her thermoses for around $6 to $20.
said she finds her thermoses at antique malls and yard
sales. She displays some of her collection in the museum
inside Rainbow House.
Wash Fund Raiser
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are welcome and will be used to fund a corporate mission
trip to Venezuela. Synthesys will be installing a student
compter lab for a school there, among other things.
SHOW AT HERITAGE DAY
quilt show will be offered at Bond County Heritage Day
on April 8.Among the events for the quilt show will
be the Black Diamond Quilt Guild where demonstrations
on different phases of quilting and there will be a
special room called the Log Cabin Room this year where
old blocks of log cabins will be featured that have
many new applications. A new event offered this year
will be the fabric post card sale. The post cards are
made of fabric and you can mail the cards. The quilt
show will be April 8 at the First United Methodist Church
on Second Street from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
D Harris Gloyd
D. Harris Gloyd, age 95, of Mulberry Grove passed away Wednesday,
April 5th, 2006 at Cardinal Hill Healthcare. Funeral services
will be conducted Saturday, April 8th at 11AM at Young Funeral
Home, Mulberry Grove, IL. Interment will be in South Hill
Cemetery, Vandalia IL.
may call tonight from 5 to 8 PM at Young Funeral Home, Mulberry
Grove. Memorial contributions are suggested to Macular Degeneration
International or Bond County Hospice.
Funeral Home Mulberry Grove is in charge of arrangements.
Mostly Cloudy becoming Partly Cloudy with a high in the
Mostly Sunny with a high in the low 60's
us this Sunday for WGEL's Public Affairs Program. Our guest
this week will be Julie Jansen, author and speaker, who
will be the featured guest at the Highland Business and
Professional Women's annual meeting. That's Public Affairs
this Sunday following the noon Bond County Area News on
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