BOND COUNTY FAIR BOARD NOVEMBER MEETING
The Bond County Fair Board met Wednesday night and after hearing a good treasurer's report, they approved the payment of the remaining balances on the two real-estate loans, before they were due, and all current bills. Members of the Bond County Antique Machinery Club were present at the meeting and presented a financial report for the Antique Machinery exhibit at the 2007 Fair, which showed a net profit of $768. Ford Machinery will be featured at next year's Fair. The board decided not to allow quarter midget racing at the 2008 Fair.
The board has an aerial photo showing where the Vietnam Wall will be located next year, and now they must decide on parking areas and traffic patterns. The nominating committee has two board members to nominate at the annual meeting and is trying to contact a third one.
A motion was approved to amend the by-laws and move the annual meeting from the second Tuesday to the second Wednesday in December. The annual meeting will be held December 12th at 7:30PM.
IDPH PROMOTES SAFETY TURKEY TIPS FOR THANKSGIVING
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is promoting food safety tips during Thanksgiving to help protect you and your family against food-related illness. Following some simple guidelines can help ensure a safe meal.
It’s important to make sure that the turkey is properly thawed and cooked at the appropriate temperature. Make sure to wash, with soap and water, hands, utensils and anything else that comes in contact with raw turkey. If people want to go with a fresh turkey, buy it no more than two days ahead of the big meal. If a frozen turkey is chosen, make sure the turkey is completely thawed, either in the refrigerator or in cold water, changing the water every 30 minutes until the thawing is complete. Never defrost a turkey on the kitchen counter.
All turkey meat, including any that remains pink, is safe to eat as soon as all parts reach at least 165°F. When eating leftovers, they either need to be very cold (directly from the refrigerator) or very hot. Refrigerated turkey and stuffing should be used within three to four days and gravy within a day or two.
SPORTS ON MONDAY
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
The Greenville Comets football team finished the season with a 12 and 1 record. The season ended Saturday with a 40 to 39 State playoff double overtime loss to Columbia.
JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL
The Greenville Junior High Bluejays will host Altamont. The Lady Bluejays will play at Lebanon.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
The Lady Comets will play in the Nashville tournament which runs today through the 24th.
WILLIAM "BILL" LEIDEL
William "Bill" Leidel, age 80, of Greenville, passed away Sunday at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral arrangements for 80 year-old William "Bill" Leidel, are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.
BARBARA J. BAILEY
Barbara J. Bailey, age 57, of Greenville passed away Thursday, November 15th, at her home. A prayer service for 57 year-old Barbara J. Bailey will be Monday at 2:30 PM at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Friends may call Monday, after 11:00 am at the funeral home. Following the prayer service, her body will be cremated. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.
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