11-08-2007

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ANNUAL VETERAN'S DAY PROGRAM AT UNIT 2 HIGH SCHOOL

 

This Friday, November 9th, everyone is invited to the Unit 2 High School for the Annual Bond County Veteran's Day Program.  Coordinator Jennifer Dannaman, teacher at the high school, said that everything is going so well at the school, with the academics, organizations and the sports, especially with the football team.  Because of this, the students, staff and faculty still wanted to take the time out to thank those who have fought for the freedom and chance at a great education.  This will be the 3rd annual program and has had a great turnout in the past. 

 

Students have worked hard this past month helping to plan the event. And they all agreed that this was something that they wanted to do to thank all of those who have served our country. Many students said that they have relatives that are veterans, so the program to them is a way of saying how proud they are of their family.

 

The Bond County Veteran's Day Program will begin at 9am in the high school gym.  All veterans, their families and the public are invited to attend.


THREE CAR ACCIDENT INVOLVING HIGHLAND SCHOOL BUS

 

A Highland Middle School bus was involved in a three-car accident, Monday evening around 5:22PM, in Highland.  According to police, the school bus, driven by 52 year-old Reba Parker, of Pierron, was driving southbound on Poplar, while 54 year-old Patricia Goodwin, of O'Fallon, was driving northbound on Poplar.  87 year-old Genevieve Plog, of Highland, allegedly pulled out of an alley, in front of Goodwin, striking the vehicle. Goodwin then spun into the other lane and struck the school bus, eventually coming to rest on the side of the road.

 

Goodwin was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland with serious injuries.  The other two drivers, along with 10 students on the bus, signed refusals and were not injured.  Plog was ticketed for alleged Failure to Yield at an Intersection.


HARBOR LIGHT BEACH GETTING A NEW LOOK

 

A popular spot on Carlyle Lake will be getting a new look.  Joe Smothers with the Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake said that they have partnered with the Harbor Light Bay subdivision to create a better-looking beach for the public. 

 

The 75 x 100-foot beach will have a small parking lot and everything else that you would find at a beach on Carlyle Lake.  Smothers said that most people access the beach from the lake and will probably continue to do so.  Now, however, they will have rules and regulations to follow, along with a no-wake buoy system.

 


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SMALL MUSEUM WORKSHOP A SUCCESS

 

The National Road Association of Illinois, along with the Effingham Convention and Visitor's Bureau, recently offered a Small Museum Workshop.  Fifteen museums participated, among those, were the American Farm Heritage Museum, Bock Museum, Hill's Fort Society and the Bond County Historical Society.

 

Guest speakers provided information on attracting volunteers, developing brochures, grant writing and working with the media.  One local speaker, Kevin Kaegy, told the story "Lincoln Boys in the White House".  Effingham CVB Director Kim Wiedman said the response to the event was outstanding and there has been a request for another session, focusing on grants and marketing.  National Road Association Executive Director John Goldsmith commented that the workshop accomplished all of its goals and also allowed the small museums to develop partnerships.


GREENVILLE FFA MEMBERS ATTENDED 80TH ANNUAL CONVENTION

 

Members of the Greenville FFA Chapter recently attended the 80th Annual National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. Eleven members attended the five-day event, and Greenville was recognized as a 3-Star Chapter in the National Chapter Award Program.  Zach Marchello was also recognized as a National Finalist in the Fiber and Oil Crop Production Proficiency award program.  He was one of four members, out of several hundred thousand, competing at the national level.

 

Greenville FFA members also attended the annual career show, toured the Indianapolis Speedway, Traders Point Creamery, Tuttle Orchard and the National FFA Center.  They also enjoyed a concert by Danielle Peck and Montgomery Gentry.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

FREE COMETS POSTERS AT NACO PRINTING AND WGEL STUDIOS

 

Show your Comet Pride with a free GO COMETS poster.  You can pick yours up at WGEL Studios, across from the post office, in downtown Greenville or at Naco Printing, at 202 South Second St.  These posters are great to hang on the window, or car or home.  Get your GO COMETS poster today, and don’t forget they are free.  Show your pride with a little help from WGEL Radio and Naco printing, and don’t forget you can hear the Comets next game live on WGEL, this Saturday, at 2PM. 


THURSDAY SPORTS

 

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL

 

The Sorento Greyhounds played St. Mary’s of Edwardsville.  The Varsity team won 40-30 with Kevin Foley as the leading scorer with 20 points.  The JV team also won with a score of 34-17, Cory Manning lead the JV Greyhounds with 14 points. 

 

The Pocahontas Indians and Lady Indians basketball teams will be playing at St. Paul today. 


OBITUARIES

LLOYD E. ELLSWORTH

 

Lloyd E. Ellsworth, 84 of Mulberry Grove, passed away Tuesday at his residence.  Funeral services for 84 year-old Lloyd E. Ellsworth will be conducted Friday at 1PM at the Woburn Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Mulberry Grove Cemetery with Graveside Military Rites by the Mulberry Grove American Legion Post 1180. Friends may call Thursday after 4PM at the Young Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Woburn Church of Christ or the Huntington's Disease Society of America.


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