4-16-2007


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REFERENDUMS ON TUESDAY'S BALLOT

Tomorrow voters in the Vandalia School district will be asked to approve a $2.2 million bond issue on the April ballot. There are two questions on the ballot. The first asks if the Vandalia Board of Education should be authorized to issue $1.7 million in bonds for a working cash fund. The other asks if they should be authorized to issue $550,000 in bonds for the purpose of paying claims against school district. If the referendum doesn't pass, the board has been directed a $400,000 budget cut from the next fiscal year, that will involve cutting a number of school activities.

Another referendum has also made it on the ballot. In the Village of Mulberry Grove, voters are being asked whether the sale at retail of alcohol liquor should be prohibited in the village of Mulberry Grove. Residents had previously tried to get the referendum on the ballot last fall, but those circulating petitions missed the deadline. This time, the petitions were turned in and the Mulberry Grove Village Board approved the question to be brought to voters.

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TURLEY AWARD PRESENTATION ANNOUNCED BY CHAMBER

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce board of directors met Thursday morning and set the date and time of this years Gerald Turley award presentation for Thursday, May 3rd at 6:30PM. Past Greenville College President, Bob "Ish" Smith, will be this year's recipient. The award will be presented during a desert reception in the banquet room at Mabry's, the former Ethan's Restaurant in Greenville. This year's event will also feature a silent auction.


HEALTH DEPARTMENT 2006 ANNUAL REPORT

At the most recent Bond County Board meeting, Maxine Barth, Director of the Bond County Health Department presented their 2006 Annual Report. There are several programs at the health department that cover a variety of issues for local residents. Some of these programs include the Teen Parent Services, Chronic Disease program, Health Education program and Public Health Support.

Last year, there were over 5,000 patients visited by Home Health nurses, and nearly 4,000 by Hospice nurses. Over 1,000 certifications were handed out in the Women, Infants and Children program and over 9,000 service hours were spent with Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse patients. A large number of vaccinations were also given, totaling almost 6,000. The Bond County Health Department employees nearly 70 people.

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BOND COUNTY 911 MEETING

The Bond County 911 Board met last Thursday to discuss a DHS grant to upgrade radio equipment in the County. The 911 Board would like to upgrade to an 800 megahertz system, which would allow clear communications for fire, ems, and police throughout the county.

Another discussion centered on the number of addresses in Bond County that are not clearly marked, or not marked at all. The board would like to make people aware that while it is a code violation, more importantly it makes it much more difficult for police, fire, and ambulance to respond quickly to a specific address during emergency situations. For code requirements the county numbers for 911 addresses should be 4 inches tall. It was also suggested that the numbers be placed on both sides of the mailbox and be reflective.

Statewide legislation is being worked on to increase the amount of monthly charge on wireless phones charged for 911 service. Currently, cell phone users are charged 75 cents per month for the service. Legislation would like that to increase to $1.50. Wireless phones are increasingly being used in lieu of traditional land line phone service, and this is causing a deficit in many Illinois counties. Right now $1.45 is being charged to land line subscribers.

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STUDENTS DONATE PENNIES FOR PUPPIES

Character education continues to be an important part of the Unit 2 School District's curriculum. For the month of April, the Character Ed word is "Fairness" and students at the Greenville Elementary School are using that to help homeless animals in our community. They began raising "Pennies for Puppies" for the Bond County Humane Society. Dee Pruitt, coordinator of the fundraiser, said that with each Character Ed word, they try to have the students involved with something related in the community. There is a jar in each classroom and students have been encouraged to fill them with change.

Pruitt said that their goal this month is to raise $400, and as of last week, they were half way there. Principal Scott Pasley has promised that if the goal is reached, he will kiss a pig at a school assembly. The top five classes who raised the most money, will get a front row seat at the "Pucker Up Pig" event.


GET READY FOR SPRING CLEAN-UP NEXT WEEK

The City of Greenville and Doty Sanitation will be coordinating efforts for Spring Clean-up Week in Greenville during the week of April 23-27.

There are some items which will NOT be picked up and they are:

Batteries, landscape waste, major construction material, oil paint, and tires.

Please place all other items by the curb on your regular trash day.


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OBITUARIES

ELVIRA G. McCASLIN

Elvira G. McCaslin, age 95, of Greenville passed away Saturday, April 14th, at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Funeral services for 95 -year-old Elvira G. McCaslin will be Wednesday, April 18 at 11:00 AM at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia. Friends may call Wednesday after 10:00 AM at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Fair Oaks Activities Department.

CHARLES E. ROBINSON

Charles E. Robinson, age 79 of North of Old Ripley, passed away Friday, April 13 at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services for 79 year old Charles E. Robinson will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home from 3:00 - 8:00 PM today and again Tuesday until service time. For those who desire, memorials may be made to the Old Ripley Church of Christ.

FLORENCE SCHROAUT

Florence Schraut, age 88 of Hillsboro, passed away Friday, April 13 at Hillsboro Area Hospital. Funeral services for 88 -year-old Florence Schraut will be Tuesday, April 17 at 10:30 AM at the Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen. Burial will be in Olive Hill Cemetery. Friends may call today from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen

CLARA MAE SPINNER

Clara Mae Spinner, age 82 of Hillsboro, passed away Saturday, April 14 at Hillsboro Area Hospital. Funeral Mass for 82 -year-old Clara Mae Spinner will be Wednesday, April 18 at 10:00 AM at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro

DON WILSON

Don Wilson, 86 of rural Mulberry Grove, passed away Thursday at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Funeral services for 86 year-old Don Wilson will be conducted today at 10:30 am at Liberty Baptist Church, Mulberry Grove. Interment will be in Liberty Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post #1180. Memorial contributions are suggested to Liberty Cemetery or Bond County Hospice. Young Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove in charge or arrangement.

 

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