BOARD HONORS DISTRICT RESIDENT AND RENAMES AUDITORIUM
Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees met Thursday for
their regular meeting. At the meeting Dale Bassett of
Centralia was recognized by a formal resolution as the
recipient of the Kaskaskia College Honorary Associate
of Arts Degree. This degree is the highest honor given
to a person and was created to recognize people who
have given to the growth, development, and promotion
of the College. The degree will be formally presented
at the Kaskaskia College Commencement Ceremony on May
12. The KC Board approved a resolution approving the
naming of the KC Auditorium to the Jane Knight Auditorium
in recognition of a gift of $530,000 from the Joe Knight
Estate. In other business the Board accepted the retirement
of long-time professor Dan Stover and accepted the resignation
of Tonya Odum, Lifelong Learning Specialist, and John
Zimmerman, Building and Grounds Technician. The Board
also approved a resolution approving April as "Community
College Month", a master site plan for the new
Vandalia campus, and the approval for the One Stop Project.
NAMED TREE CITY USA
has been named a Tree City USA by The National Arbor
Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community
forestry. This is the 11th year Greenville has received
this national recognition. Greenville has met the four
standards to become a Tree City USA, which are:
tree board, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community
forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance.
Tree City USA program is sponsored by The National Arbor
Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association
of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.
STUDENT COUNCIL PUTTING ON DIAPER DRIVE
Greenville High School Student Council is currently
putting on a diaper drive to help the Pregnancy Support
Center. Theresa Dissen said the reason they are putting
on the drive is to return the favor for the Center donating
decorations for the Homecoming float.
anyone at the high school brings in a box of diapers
their name is put into a hat and at the end of the diaper
drive two names will be pulled out and whoever wins
get a free limousine ride and free lunch with a friend.
drive is for teachers, faculty members, and all students
at the high school. As of Wednesday two packages of
diapers had already been brought in. The drive will
last until May 5.
DONORS CONTRIBUTE TO CICBC BLOOD DRIVE AT GREENVILLE
Central Illinois Community Blood Center or CICBC held
a blood drive in the hospital's Education Conference
Room last Monday. 15 people were present to donate blood
and 12 units were collected. Greenville Regional Hospital
has been named the first self-sufficient hospital in
the CICBC's southern region. Self-sufficient is granted
when a community donates at least as many units of blood
as the hospital in that community uses. Bond County
residents will have through May 12 to participate in
the CICBC's "High School Challenge". According
to Director of Public Relations for CICBC, Mira Williams,
The High School Challenge is a scholarship program established
by the CICBC to introduce high school students to the
importance of donating blood and to help a deserving
high school senior continue their education after graduation.
If you would like to help a local high school senior
win a $1,000 scholarship attend any CICBC blood drive
through May 12 and tell the registrar that you would
like your donation to be credited to Unit 2 High School
or any other local school of your choice.
Lake Board meeting that was scheduled for tonight (Monday,
May 1) at 7:00 p.m. has been cancelled. Again, the Lake
Board meeting for tonight (Monday, May 1) at 7:00 p.m.
has been cancelled.
DISCUSSES SPACE NEEDS AT HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Bond County Health Board building and grounds committee
met Thursday night to discuss expanding on their existing
space. This meeting was in response to the Health Board
asking for a building space assessment earlier this month.
In this meeting the results were shared and discussed.
Right now there are 6 offices for seven counselors, one
R.N., one Director and 2 physicians. The lack of space
was why the assessment was requested.
added space proposed would include 7 offices for the counselors
and R.N., 2 offices for the Doctors, a meeting room with
a 20 person capacity, 3 group meeting rooms, 4 general
offices, a kitchen and group dining room. The proposed
space needed would be around four-thousand square feet.
Several ideas for where to gain this space were considered
including adding another floor or constructing on the
lot across Spring Street from the Health Department. The
zoning for this 66x99-foot lot was recently changed from
residential to a Business-1. No final recommendations
or decisions were made and the committee will continue
examining its options.
AND ENNEN WINNERS AT MULBERRY GROVE PROM
Mulberry Grove Junior Class hosted the Senior Class
at the annual Jr.-Sr. Prom in the Elementary Gym Saturdayl.
Dancing began at 7:00 PM with the coronation of King
and Queen scheduled for 8:00. Six seniors were selected
by their peers for the Prom Court from which a Queen
and King were chosen. Queen candidates were: Samantha
Belcher, Emily Brewer and Renee' Fedderson. The candidates
for King were: Matt Blankenship, Cody Ennen, and Joseph
Wehrle. The 2006 Prom Queen and King are Emily Brewer
and Cody Ennen.
class sponsors Sylvia Shea and John Paine along with
members of the Junior class worked Thursday evening
and Friday decorating the gym. The theme for this year's
prom was "These Are The Times," with a decoration
motif from the "1970's," complete with black
lighted posters, lava lamps on the tables, and tie-dyed
table clothes, ceiling decorations, and photo background.
Katie Woodward, Junior class President, welcomed everyone
to the festivities and Kelli Bloemker, Senior class
President responded, expressing the gratitude of the
COLLEGE CARPENTRY PROGRAM ASSISTS WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Kaskaskia College Carpentry Program Heating has been
donating their time by setting concrete forms in order
to pour a new concrete foundation for the Habitat for
Humanity house being built on South Locust in Centralia.
The carpentry and concrete class had previously laid
out the house on the site, marked the dig locations
and worked with the excavation equipment in determining
depth of the excavation. The students then determined
the top of footing and placed grade stakes to that height.
Concrete was then placed to the top of the stakes. Carpentry
Program Director Pete Donnelly said that this is a great
experience that helps students with actual carpentry
projects and also helps out a great cause.
The Varsity Comets lost 4-3 to Litchfield. Phil VonderHaar
had a pair of doubles while Jason Mollett and Josh Tebbe
each had RBI singles. The varsity team is now 13-7 on
the season and 5-1 in conference.
JV Comets posted a 12-2 win over Litchfield. Jay Haberer
and Ky Stoecklin each had 2 hits while Ethan Willman and
Dusty White each had 2 RBIs. Scott Eaton hit a two-run
homerun. Eric Fohne threw a five-inning one-hitter and
notched 10 K's.
Mulberry Grove Aces lost 5-4 in 15 innings to St. Elmo
on Friday. Aaron Kendall and James Lynch each threw 7
innings for the Aces. RBIs came off the bats of Josh Elam,
James Lynch, Dustin Lindahl, and Matt Blankenship.
The Lady Comets have been seeded 4th in the sectional
and 1st in their regional. Following a pair of wins over
Staunton last week, Greenville was 13-3 overall and 7-4
The GC Panthers swept a doubleheader from Fontbonne on
Friday. GC was a 4-2 winner in the first game centerfielder
Mike Malisia smacked his 4th homerun of the season. Stefan
Neece had 2 RBI. In the second game, GC won 16-4 as they
had 12 hits and capitalized on 5 Fontbonne errors. Zac
Atkins hit his 3rd homerun and Stephen Kraft his 6th.
Kraft had 6 RBI in the game. The Panthers are now 19-16
with a 15-5 conference record.
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