5-11-2007

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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.

100TH ANNIVERSARY OF MOTHERS DAY

Celebrated every year on the second Sunday in May, this year is the 100th Anniversary of Mother's Day. A small church in Philadelphia, at the request of Anna Jarvis, first observed the holiday in 1907. She asked the congregation to hold a service in memory of all mothers on the anniversary of her mother's death. Two years later, Jarvis lead a group in a letter writing campaign to create a Mother's Day Observance. Congress passed the legislation in 1914 to designate the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.

This year the holiday is celebrated this Sunday, May 13th.


U OF I FIELD TO FORK SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS

The University of Illinois Extension will be offering two-day camps for kids in four locations throughout Bond County. The "Field to Fork" camps will explore Ag in the state and how it affects our daily lives. Illinois Ag in the Classroom for Bond County Coordinator Karen File said the camp will last from 9:30am-2PM with the kids preparing their own meals like pizza, sloppy joes and salad. They will also be learning about food safety and food nutrition. Each camp will be held for a two-day period.

The dates and locations are June 5th & 6th at the Bond County Housing Authority Building in Greenville, June 12th & 13th at the Pocahontas United Methodist Church, June 26th and 27th at the First Baptist Church in Mulberry Grove and July 10th and 11th at the Sorento Assembly of God Church. To find out more or pre-register by the June 1st deadline, call the Bond County Extension Office at 664-3665.


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FRIDAY SPORTS

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

The Lady Comets lost to East Alton Wood River 4-2 to close out their regular season on Thursday. The Lady Comets ended the season with a 10-9 overall and 4-3 Conference record, and place third in the conference standings. The JV team won 2-0 on Thursday against East Alton Wood River.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Mulberry Grove at St. Elmo

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Greenville Lady Comets will travel to Pana, and the Mulberry Grove Lady Aces will play at St. Elmo

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

IHSA Sectional Meet at Robinson

WEDNESDAY NIGHT GOLF LEAGUE

The Depot team leads the Wednesday night golf league at the Greenville Country Club after week 1, lost gross for the week went to Jason Knight at 37 and low net to Bob Eaton with a 32.

COLLEGE TRACK

Greenville Men's and Women's teams will be at the North Central College Last Chance Meet


OBITUARIES

None to Report


WEATHER

Saturday: Partly Cloudy 60% of Rain and Thunderstorms High: 82 Low: 58

Sunday: Mostly Sunny-Warmer High: Upper 70's Low: Upper 50's


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guest this week is Jim Duffett with Campaign for Better Healthcare. Jim will talk to us about his organization and how it helps people throughout Illinois who are not covered by healthcare. That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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