ST. LAWRENCE YOUTH PROJECT SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER
Local youth from the St. Lawrence Catholic Church are planning a Work-Weekend Service Youth Project on Friday October 6th and Saturday October 7th. Tiffany Mueller stated that the youth group has attended Catholic Heart Work Camps the last seven summers in different cities around the U.S. doing service projects. They thought that at some point they needed to offer the same service back to our local community. So, they are trying to put together a work weekend and are looking for people who need help for any type whether it be physically or financially.
The kids simply want to go out and make difference for somebody. Mueller said they are going to try and not turn anyone down and will help figure out how to get those projects done. Whether it be washing windows, raking leaves, minor home repairs, painting, help moving furniture or even cleaning out a garage; it can be a thirty-minute or six-hour job. The work is free and they are not asking for any compensation. Mueller says the youth are doing this out of the goodness of God's work.
Around 50 kids ages 13 and up will be participating in the project followed by a Contemporary Catholic Concert on Saturday night. If you have a small job they can help with or if any other youth groups would like to help, call the St. Lawrence Catholic Church office at 664-9149 or Mueller at 664-0214.
MADIGAN AND DEVINE ASK APPELLATE COURT TO REVERSE ICC DECISION TO APPROVE ELECTRICITY AUCTION
Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Cook County State’s Attorney Richard A Devine filed a brief in the Illinois Appellate Court as part of their ongoing efforts to stop the electric rate increases that were announced by Commonwealth Edison and Ameren. Electric rates are expected to skyrocket in 2007 as a result of the electricity auction that Commonwealth Edison and Ameren held in early September.
Madigan said that the rates are 25% higher than the rates that small customers are currently paying in surrounding states. The Attorney General and State’s Attorney are appealing the Illinois Commerce Commission’s decision to approve the auction.
The Lady Comets placed 3rd of five teams with a 200. Hillsboro won with a 171. Katie Bohle had a birdie and two pars and led Greenville with a 46. The Comets finished 2nd behind Centralia’s 159. Adam Simmonds was Greenville’s top golfer with a 42.
The Comets posted their second straight win with a 1-0 shutout of Mater Dei. Adam Stroud scored for Greenville and Dillon Heitzig had three saves in recording his first shutout of the season in goal.
The Mulberry Grove Aces won their opener at the Windsor Tournament 17-7 over St. Elmo. Aaron Kendall was the winning pitcher. Reuben Betts had three hits including a triple and scored four runs. Dustin Lindahl had a homerun and two doubles. Mitchell Lewis also had three hits.