11-13-2007

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VETERAN'S DAY CEREMONY AT UNIT 2 HIGH SCHOOL LAST FRIDAY

 

The 3rd Annual Veteran's Day Ceremony was held in the Greenville High School gymnasium Friday morning.  The event began with music by the band, a welcome to the approximately 40 veterans present by Principal Kevin Cochrane, singing of the National Anthem by six students and the Pledge of Allegiance, led by students.

 

After listening to the speakers, it was evident that Greenville High School is teaching our students much more than just reading, writing and arithmetic.  Roger Sanders, who graduated from GHS in the 1960s, is a veteran of the Vietnam War, and now is a businessman and a member of the Greenville City Council.  He thanked the school for teaching such things as courage and discipline and he emphasized that there are other ways to contribute to our society than by serving in the military.  He recommended watching the story of WWII, on public service television, to learn more about the horrors of war.

 

Kyle Rogier, who graduated from GHS in 2002, is now an airman who just recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq.  He told of learning self-control, caring for others and respect for teachers, elders and veterans.  He also told of one of his best friends in Iraq who had volunteered for a second tour of duty and was killed there.  Kyle donated a U.S. Flag that he had brought back from Baghdad, to the Greenville High School, and helped two members of the FFA fold it.

 

The program ended with a moment of silence to honor all Veterans and then the playing of Taps by Dwight Sanders and Mike Gauge.


UNIT 2 STUDENTS COLLECTING ITEMS FOR CARE PACKAGES

 

Together with the Dudleyville 4-H Club, a class at the Unit 2 High School is collecting items for care packages that will be sent to U.S. soldiers stationed overseas. Mrs. Dannaman’s class will be collecting items from the student body and the community, such as playing cards, stationary, pens, pencils, etc.  

 

Residents are encouraged to drop off the items at the high school through this Friday.  Other drop off points include the Bond County 4-H Office and Bond County Treasurer Katie Weiss’ Office. For more information, contact Jennifer Dannaman at 664-1370.


8TH ANNUAL HOBBY - COLLECTOR EXHIBITION FRIDAY

 

The Greenville First Presbyterian Church is hosting the 8th annual Hobby/Collectors Exhibition this week.  We talked with Pastor Ken Bryant, who said the event will be this Friday night, from 6:30-9PM. He says that the exhibition provides an opportunity for those who collect items to display them and explain a little bit about them. Live music and refreshments will be provided. If you're interested in displaying your collection, call 664-0942.


 

FAMILY READING NIGHT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH

 

Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White is encouraging families to spent time together, reading, on Thursday, November 15th to celebrate the annual Family Reading Night.  White says that the event is a night when parents and children are urged to turn off the television, computers and video games and spend time reading together. 

 

The theme this year is "Celebrate Good Times - Read Together!".  This is the 16th year in which the Secretary of State's Office has partnered with libraries, schools, educational associations, publishers and others to sponsor Family Reading Night.


GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL NOVEMBER PREVIEW

 

Tonight’s Greenville City Council meeting is scheduled for 7:30PM at City Hall and the Council has 18 items on the agenda, including a discussion about added incentives for a prospective manufacturer, that the city is trying to locate in the Industrial park. That Company manufacturers a product called "masa flour" and the council will consider authorizing the City manager to negotiate the price of land and reduced water and sewer rates, for the first few years the plant is in operation. The Council will also meet prior to the regular meeting to go into executive session to discuss pending litigation, sale and purchase of real estate and personnel.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR...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 - 21, the Comets lead at halftime 14 – 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 - 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 the next game, starting at 1PM.  And you can here it live on WGEL with Kent Kesner and Mike O’Boyle. Congratulations to the Greenville Comets.




TUESDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

 

In a game heard last night here on WGEL, the Greenville Lady Comets Varsity Basketball team began their 2007-2008 season at home with a game against Roxanna.  The varsity Lady Comets were victorious with a score of 67 - 48.  The JV team also won by a large margin with a score of 53 - 11. 

 

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL

 

The Lady Bluejays basketball team lost to Highland on Monday.  The 8th grade team lost 44-17, Cheyenne Rogier lead the Bluejays scoring with 8 points.  Highland also won the 7th grade game with a final score of 24-17.  Jessica McCleary led the 7th grade team with 7 points. 

 

SPORTS SCHEDULE

 

The Lady Sorento Greyhounds basketball team will play at home against Pocahontas.

 

The Bluejays basketball team will play at home against Sorento. 


OBITUARIES

DANNY LEE CREASY

 

Danny Lee Creasy, 58 of Granite City, passed away Friday, November 9th at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.  Memorial services will be conducted at a later date for 58 year-old Danny Lee Creasy.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.  The Young Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove is handling the arrangements.

 

CLAUDIS A. "CLAUDE" WHITE

 

Claudis A. "Claude" White, age 77, of rural Highland, passed away Saturday, at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services for 77 year-old Claude A. White are Wednesday, November 14th at 11:00 am at the First United Methodist Church in Pocahontas.  Interment will be in Robinson Cemetery.  Friends may call this evening (Tuesday) from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas and Wednesday from 10:00 - 11:00 am at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church in Pocahontas or the American Cancer Society. 

 

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