HONORS DEADLINE AT KC
May 1st is the deadline for students to apply for the Fall 2007 Honors Program at Kaskaskia College. Program participants are selected by a committee of faculty, staff, and students. Students accepted receive a $150.00 scholarship per semester towards books and supplies in the KC bookstore, assistance with tuition to a four-year college honors program, and several other benefits.
Interested students should contact their high school counselor for qualifications and admission criteria or call Eric Hofelich at Kaskaskia College at 545-3359.
THEFT AND DAMAGE TO POWER LINES REPORTED TO BCSD
Paul Stockamp, of rural, Greenville reported to the Bond County Sheriff's Department, Monday, that some time in the past two months his RED 14 ft. Massi Ferguson disk was taken from a field near his residence. The disk was valued at $300.00.
Monday afternoon at 3:53 PM, Melvin Denning was hauling dirt for the city softball field in Pocahontas, when his raised truck bed caught some power lines and pulled them away from the pole. Amerin IP was called to repair the damage.
OFFICIAL WRITE INS AND STILL TIME TO VOTE EARLY
With the election just around the corner, a couple of Pocahontas residents have filled out paperwork to be official write-in candidates on April 17th. October Dawn Weiss and Joe Rakers filed "intent to be a write-in" forms at the County Clerk's office and can now be "written in" on a voter's ballot. They are both running for a trustee seat on the Pocahontas Village Board along with James Kuhn and James Moore. You must file with the County Clerk's Office to be an official write-in, otherwise the vote will not count. The last day to file the "write-in" paperwork is Thursday, April 12th.
And residents still have the chance to cast an early vote through this Saturday. In order to do this, you must have a reason for voting early, as in you will be out of town on Tuesday, or unable to make it to a polling center. People wanting to cast an early vote can do so at the County Clerk's office. They are open on weekdays from 8am to 4PM and Saturday, April 14th from 8am-noon.
CHAMBER MEETING THURSDAY
The next Chamber of Commerce meeting will be Thursday, April 12th at 7:30am at Breites. The chamber will be discussing the Turley Award banquet and auction.