5-28-2007


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SEATBELT CHECKS CONTINUE THROUGHOUT GREENVILLE

More seatbelt enforcement zones were set up in Greenville on Thursday and Friday. There was one at 3rd and Harris in the early afternoon, another at 2nd and Main, and then a final one back at 3rd and Harris for a special nighttime enforcement. A total of 18 driver, 9 passenger and 2 child seatbelt tickets were issued along with 1 citation for disobeying a traffic control device and 1 ticket for operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

Friday morning officers were at College and Elm. They issued 7 no seatbelt citations. Residents are reminded that buckling up, saves lives. The national "Click It or Ticket" campaign lasts through June 3rd.


STATE CHAMPION FROM GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

One minute and 55.97 seconds was all the time it took Greenville High School Senior Lance Ward to finish the State Championship 800 meter race Saturday in Charleston. That time put Lance in first place and won him a state championship. Again Greenville Senior Lance Ward is the 2007 Illinois State Champion in the 800 meter run.

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POCAHONTAS VILLAGE BOARD DISCUSSES PAST DUE WATER BILLS

Newly elected trustees were sworn into office at last week's meeting of the Pocahontas Village Board. Jim Moore, Jim Kuhn and Joe Rakers took the oath of office given by Mayor Dave Clark. Kelly Kuhn stepped down after 4 years of service.

Mayor Dave Clark said according to the Village Accountant, past due water bills have become excessive. The Pocahontas Village Board would like residents to know that only payments in full can be made at the Clerk's Office. Residents desiring to make arrangements to pay their past due bills are asked to come to the monthly meeting to make those arrangements with the board.

The Drug and Safety Program for village employees will be held June 18th at 7:30PM at the regularly scheduled committee meeting.


LEGISLATION WILL MAKE IT A CRIME TO OBTAIN MILITARY LICENSE UNDER FALSE INFORMATION

Legislation was recently approved by the Senate making it a crime to falsify one's military service in order to receive special license plates. Under HB362, people who falsely claim to be military personnel or to have received military honors in order to receive a military license place will face a Class A Misdemeanor. The crime is punishable by up to one year in jail and up to $2,000 in fines.

The funds collected from the fines will be deposited into the Illinois Military Relief Fund. Currently, the license plates that are available to military personnel include the Disabled Veterans, POW, National Guard, Armed Forces Reserve, Purple Heart, Retired Armed Forces, Pearl Harbor and Gold Star.

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4TH ANNUAL UTLAUT GOLF SCRAMBLE BRINGS IN $13,000

The Fourth Annual Utlaut Memorial Foundation Charitable Golf Scramble held Friday, May 11th brought in proceeds of $13,000. A total of 83 golfers participated in the event. In flight A, first place went to Ted Albers, Chris Weckler, Mike Walker and Craig Forrester. In flight B, first place finishers were Gordon Broom, Christian Willenborg, Lisa Franke and Mac Hughey sponsored by HeplerBroom.

Several organizations sponsored the event and/or provided gifts and donations. A silent auction held at the golf tournament brought in $475.


STUDENTS RECOGNIZED AT POCAHONTAS IN AR PROGRAM

This past Tuesday at the Pocahontas Elementary School, awards were given to those who earned high achievement in the school Accelerated Reader Program. Leading the school with the most points were Zack Bush, Brett Nelson, and Brendan Nelson.

Students who reached 50 or more points throughout the year received "I Love to Read" wristbands, those who reached 3 of their 4 quarter goals enjoyed a Pizza Party and students who reached all quarter goals were recognized with certificates.

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TOURISM COMMITTEE TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING

The Tourism Committee met Thursday, May 24th for its monthly meeting. Amrish Patel was welcomed on the board. Patel is the owner of Econo Lodge in Greenville. There were not enough members to make Quorum but the committee did receive requests from The Bond County Machinery Expo and It's Not Your Granny's Quilt Show.The Autumn Art walk also made a request.

The Committee has called a special meeting for Thursday, June 7th to vote all these requests.


SHIMKUS TRAVELING HELP DESK TO BE IN ALHAMBRA

Congressman John Shimkus is sending a member of his staff to Alhambra to meet with local constituents on Thursday, May 31. Shimkus calls this his "Traveling Help Desk". A representative from his office will be at the Alhambra Township Center, 101 East Main, from 9:30am till 11am.

Shimkus' office deals with government issues such as Social Security, Medicare, IRS, VA, the military, housing, agriculture and many more. Those who are having a problem with one of those federal agencies are encouraged to meet with a member of the Shimkus staff. Residents can also express their opinion on pending legislation and get information on how to purchase Flags that have been flown over the U.S. Capitol. For more details, call 618-344-3065.

steve



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