11-12-2007

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COMETS WIN….. AGAIN

 

The Greenville Comets football team is in the final 4 in Class 3A football in the State of Illinois. The Comets defeated Marshall Saturday 35 to 21, the Comets lead at halftime 14 to 7, the score was tied at the end of the third quarter at 21 but the Comets dominated the 4th quarter scoring twice and winning 35 to 21.  One more win for the undefeated Comets and they will be in the State Championship game. Columbia beat Carterville so the Comets will be traveling to Columbia Saturday for their next game. Game time is set for 1PM, congratulations to the Greenville Comets.


VETERAN’S DAY SERVICE

 

Greenville Veterans celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Bond County Veterans Memorial on the Courthouse lawn Sunday afternoon. State Senator Frank Watson, who spoke at the dedication of the memorial 10 years ago, and Chief Justice Charles Romani Junior a Vietnam Army Veteran spoke to the huge crowd remembering those who served their country. The Greenville high School Choir sang the national anthem, and Mike Gouge played taps after a 21-gun salute.  That was some of the activities during the Veterans day honors Sunday on the Bond County Courthouse lawn.

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WINTER STORM PREPAREDNESS WEEK NOV. 11TH - 17TH

 

It's been almost a year since a severe winter storm hit the area and left many without power for days. The National Weather Service and American Red Cross are urging residents to remember last year's snow and ice storm, during Winter Storm Preparedness Week, November 11th through 17th.

 

In Bond County, the ice began falling on November 30th and together with snow, continued through December 1st. Many people were stuck without power for days.  Students in Sorento had to be bussed to Greenville to attend school.  And event after event was canceled due to the cold weather and lack of electricity.

 

The National Weather Service reports that there has not been one winter in Illinois without a severe storm, in the past century.  Residents are reminded that when a Winter Storm Watch or Warning is issued for the area, that's the time to get prepared by having a three day supply of non-perishable foods, bottled water, battery operated radios, flashlights and other extra items.  It's also suggested to stock items in your car, in case you get stuck in a snowstorm or stranded alongside the road.  For more details, visit www.state.il.us/iema.


SMITHBORO VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

At the most recent Smithboro Village Board meeting, board members agreed to start the vapor street light program issued by Ameren. The program, will save electricity and allow lights to become vapor lights as they are replaced.

Several Smithboro Village residents complained about foul smelling sewer back up. Visitors to the meeting believe that Royal Lake, Rural HMG Development and Greenville need to get together and FIX the problem. Mayor Susan Moore agreed that she would get a group together and call those involved to resolve this problem as soon as possible.

The Water Committee has added Curt Peterson to the board. Board Attorney Kevin Sybert recommended that the committee continue its research before anything was voted on. The Water Committee will have more answers at the next meeting.

The Smithboro Ladies Auxiliary will hold its annual Christmas party on December 1st. The board unanimously voted to give a $100 donation to the Auxiliary.

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PROGRAM TO HELP WOMEN OVERCOME EFFECTS OF CANCER

 

Cancer patients must not only cope with physical and emotional aspects of the disease itself, but cancer treatment side effects can be devastating to women’s self esteem.  The American Cancer Society will offer its Look Good…Feel Better program, to women in Greenville, on Monday, December 10th, in the Greenville Regional Hospital’s Community Room, from 9:30 to 11:30am.  The program includes instruction by cosmetologists on how to use make-up and skincare techniques to compensate for the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation.  Participants will receive, free of charge, over $200 in beauty products.   For more information about the program call 664-1230 extension 3555.

 

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GATEWAY COUNCIL HONORS BILL PIERCE

 

Highland resident Bill Pierce, will receive the East-West Gateway Council of Government’s 2007 Lifetime Public Service Award, for making contributions to the community and to the region, including serving as president of the Highland Chamber of Commerce, an interim Police Chief for Collinsville and Highland, as well as an interim City Manager for Highland. 

 

Each year the Gateway Council hosts a luncheon, during their annual meeting to honor public officials who are making significant contributions to the region.  This year’s luncheon will be Friday, November 16Th, from noon to 1:30, at the Hilton in Downtown St. Louis.  The public is invited to attend and may order tickets by calling 314-421-4220.


EDUCATION OFFICE OFFERS CONFERENCES FOR TEACHERS

 

The Bond-Fayette-Effingham Regional Office of Education, in cooperation with the Teachers' Retirement System, is scheduling telephone conferences in this area on Tuesday, December 20, 2007.  Retired members, who have questions about their benefits, may request a telephone conference with a TRS counselor. 

 

If you would like to speak with a TRS benefits counselor, call the Regional Office at 618-283-5011, to ask for a request form.  Request forms must be returned to the Regional Office no later than November 15th

 

Conferences will be scheduled Thursday, December 20th, between 9:00 am and 5:45 PM, in 15 minutes time periods.

 



MORE TOYS RECALLED LAST WEEK

 

The Holiday Season is just around the corner and this past Friday, more potentially harmful toys were recalled and removed from stores.  Marvel Toys is recalling hundreds of thousands of Curious George plush dolls.  According to the Consumer Protection Agency, paint on the doll's face has high levels of lead. The CPSC is also recalling Chinese-made children's sunglasses, sold at Dollar General Stores from 2005-2007, because they may have yellow paint with high lead levels. 

 

Parents are urged to keep up with all of the various recalls on toys and other products for children.  This year alone, there have been nearly 20 million toys and other children related items, taken off shelves and out of stores due to lead, choking hazards or other toxic chemicals.  During a time where toy sales will only continue to go up, parents should closely monitor presents and gifts.  To find out about recent and past recalls, visit www.recalls.gov


UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION NOVEMBER PREVIEW

 

The Unit 2 Board of Education will meet tonight (Monday) night at 7PM for their regular monthly meeting.  Items on the agenda include a report on the FFA National Convention, the Greenville College Track agreement, IASB procedures and District Insurance renewal.  Other items to be discussed include an application for the School Library grant, the preliminary tax levy and final action on board policies.


BOARD OF HEALTH NOVEMBER PREVIEW

 

The Bond County Board of Health will meet tonight at 6:30PM for their regular monthly meeting.  Items on the agenda include employee health insurance, pay raises and Christmas gifts, officer and committee appointments, the Fiscal Year '08 revised budget and 2007 grant expenditures.  Other items to be discussed include a flu update and the Christmas luncheon.

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MONDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

 

The Comets defeated Marshall Saturday 35 to 21, the Comets lead at halftime 14 to 7, the score was tied at the end of the third quarter at 21 but the Comets dominated the 4th quarter scoring twice and winning 35 to 21.  The Comets will next play at Columbia on Saturday at 1PM, and you can hear the live play by play on WGEL. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

 

The Breese girls Volleyball team won the State Championship Saturday in Normal with a victory over Hampshire 25-17 19-25 and 25-21. Congratulations Cougars.

 

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL

 

The Bluejays 8th grade basketball team split two games on Saturday.  The Bluejays beat Triad 51-42, but lost to Wesclin 43-29. 

 

SPORTS SCHEDULE

 

The Greenville Lady Comets basketball team will start their season tonight with a home game against Roxana, and you can hear that game on WGEL Radio.

 

The Junior High Bluejays and Lady Bluejays basketball teams will play at Highland.


OBITUARIES

WILMA L. LOHMAN

 

Wilma L. Lohman, age 88, of Donnellson, passed away Saturday at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services for 88 year-old Wilma L. Lohman will be Tuesday at 11:00 am at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville with interment following in Bethel Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 8:00 PM today at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Reno Bethel Church or the Cemetery.

 

ROBERTA C. YOUNG

 

Roberta C. Young, 84 of Greenville, passed away Friday at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, MO.  Funeral services for 84 year-old Roberta C. Young will be held Monday at 11am at the Greenville Free Methodist Church.  Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 4-8PM at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Greenville Free Methodist Building Fund.


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