MAY FAIR BOARD MEETING
The Bond County Fair Board met this week and the Treasurer's report showed a good balance of $44,980. There still seems to be some confusion about the AmerenIP electric bill that was $1,727 for the past two months. Leroy Brave reported for the Bond County Antique Machinery Club that the featured tractor this year will be Oliver and for 2008 it will be Ford. Leroy reported good cooperation during the Fair between the Antique Machinery Club and the 1/4 Midget Racers.
The Fair Board Secretary received board approval to bring a pony ride to the Fair, if one can be scheduled on a percentage of income only. The board also approved a request by the Junior Comet Football team to install 3 lights on poles on the north parking lots at their expense, and will consider their request to install a small storage building at a satisfactory location.
The new bleachers ordered last month are ready to be delivered and payment was approved. The water leak still needs to be repaired, and bids will be received for the repair of the water tank wagon. It was also announced that there will be motorcycle races at the Fairgrounds May 19th and 20th.
GC GRADUATION CEREMONIES THIS WEEKEND
Greenville College will conduct its 115th commencement ceremonies and festivities this coming up Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13. The weekend begins on Saturday at 11:30am with the commencement luncheon at the Armington Center. The Organizational Leadership and Graduate Studies Commencement with Dr. Jim Underwood will then be held in the Crum recreational Center at 2PM. A choir will be held at 4:30PM in the Whitlock Music Center, with a celebration dinner and then the traditional Ivy Cutting Ceremony at 5:30PM in front of Hogue Hall.
On Sunday, May 13th there will be a commencement breakfast at 8am at Joy House. Baccalaurate will take place at 11am in the Crum recreation Center followed by a luncheon at noon at the Armington Center. Commencement ceremonies with General Paul A. Rader for traditional graduates will be held at 3PM on Sunday at the Crum Recreation Center.
OFFICERS ELECTED ON UNIT 2 SCHOOL BOARD
During the special Unit 2 School Board meeting held Tuesday night officers were elected. Serving as president will be Mike Suess, Vice President is Sarah McPeak and Jay Young will be secretary. Retiring board member, Roger Staff was recognized and presented a plaque for his 8 years of dedicated service on the board.