THREE VEHICLE INJURY ACCIDENT FRIDAY MORNING ON I-70
Details were released by the Illinois State Police on a three-vehicle accident that occurred Friday morning around 5:14am on I-70 eastbound at the Mulberry Grove Exit. According to the report, 22 year-old Jessica Jackson of East St. Louis was heading westbound when her vehicle crossed the median and hit two other cars head on, in the eastbound lanes. Jackson was ejected from the vehicle and taken to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis along with her husband, who was a passenger in the vehicle, and their one year-old child who was restrained in a car seat.
Jackson's vehicle ran into a 2000 Acura driven by 33 year-old Robert W. Beckerle of Missouri and a 2007 Chevy driven by Jack Messervy of Indiana. Beckerle was taken to Fayette County Hospital, while his passenger was taken to Greenville Regional. Messervy was not injured. ARCH was unable to fly due to the weather, therefore, all of the victims were transported by ambulance with none of the victims sustaining life threatening injuries.
GERALD TURLEY AWARD RECIPIENT HONORED LAST WEEK
Thursday night a large crowd gathered at the new Mabry's Restaurant in Greenville to honor Robert "Ish" Smith. Ish was the 14th recipient of the annual Gerald Turley Memorial Award. Smith has been involved in the Greenville community since coming here to attend Greenville College in the 1950's. He led the College as its President from 1993 to 1998. He put Greenville on the World Map as President of the United States Baseball Federation and under his leadership baseball became a medal sport in the Olympic Games.
Smith has worked on many community events including co-chairing the first two Bond County Relay for Life fund raisers and he is currently the part-time Area Director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Southern Illinois. Presenting the award was Chamber of Commerce President, Cathie Wiedenhoeft. Linda Plant, Mike Coling, Randy Alderman, Rex Catron and Doctor Daniel Junod spoke about the positive impact Ish Smith has had on their lives and the Greenville community.
SHERIFF'S ACTIVITY REPORT FOR APRIL 2007
Bond County Sheriff Jeff Brown has released a report on April activities for his department. Deputies investigated 12 domestic disturbances, 11 reports of criminal damage to property and 8 reports of theft over $300. There were 9 car versus deer accidents, 2 injury and 8 non-injury accidents reported in April.
Deputies issued 248 speeding and 34 operation of uninsured motor vehicle tickets. The Sheriff's Department also served 40 arrest warrants. According to the Sheriff's report, there have been a huge increase in thefts reported this month compared to the same time last year.
UTLAUT GOLF SCRAMBLE THIS FRIDAY
The Fourth Annual Utlaut Memorial Foundation Charitable Golf Scramble will be held Friday, May 11th at Governor's Run Golf Course in Carlyle. Lunch will precede the event at 11:30am, and the scramble will kick-off with a 1:00PM shotgun start. Teams will consist of four golfers, with individual fees set at $125 and team fees of $500. Featured events at this year's scramble include a Million-Dollar Hole in One Contest. Greenville business, Extreme Power Sports, is also sponsoring a hole in one contest with a SupraComp 20 motor boat offered as a prize.
To register for The Fourth Annual Utlaut Memorial Foundation Charitable Golf Scramble, or for additional information, including details on sponsorship, contact Donna Dothager at 664-1230 ext. 3005.
GREENVILLE OPTIMIST CLUB CONCLUDE YOUTH APPRECIATION WEEK
The Greenville Optimist Club concluded their annual Youth Appreciation Week with a banquet at the Greenville Country Club on Thursday, April 26. The presidents of Unit #2 clubs, classes, and organizations and their parents joined local optimist members for the celebration. Optimists recognize that the youth leaders of today are the community leaders of tomorrow.
Dave Wasmuth, a Sergeant with the Illinois State Police, was the guest speaker. Wasmuth, a graduate of Unit #2 high school, spoke about the differences between being a leader and exhibiting leadership. He congratulated the students on their achievements and challenged them to continue to be leaders in the future.
Photo: Front Row L-R: Megan Schwendemann, Lauren Brewer, Amy Bagato, Katie Marti, and Amanda Cripe Back Row L-R: Jason Mollett, Jozef Springer, Ellen Henderson, Monique Williams, and Tasha Buchmiller
A certificate of appreciation was presented to each of the club, class, and organization presidents recognizing them as a leader at Bond County Community Unit #2 High School during the 2006-2007 school year. Each president discussed the activities of their group with emphasis on community service activities.
BLOOD DRIVE HELD IN POCAHONTAS
The St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Pocahontas hosted an American Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, May 1 and 20 units were collected. Dolan Leverton earned a 19-gallong pin and Eunice Wernle was awarded a four-gallon-pin. As a first-time donor, Pat Kalous was presented a blood drop pin.
RAIN TOTALS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2007
According to the City of Greenville rain gauges, the month of April rain totals were about average. There was 2.74 inches of rain reported at the Waste Water Treatment plant, 2.86 inches at 6th Street, and 3.19 inches at Rt 140 and Idler Lane. The ten year average for rain is 3.01 inches
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Greenville Comets will play Alton Marquette and the Mulberry Grove Aces will play at Brownstown
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
The Greenville Lady Comets will host Alton Marquette and Mulberry Grove Lady Aces will play Sandoval
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK
Greenville Lady Comets Track team will play Gillespie and Roxana at Gillespie
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS
The Greenville Comets Boys tennis team will host Alton Marquette
JAMES R. “JAMIE” BOURLAND
James R. “Jamie” Bourland, age 25 of Pocahontas, passed away Sunday evening May 6th at St. Louis University Hospital. Arrangements for James R. Bourland are incomplete at this time. The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland in charge of arrangements..
Donna Dinora, age 54, of Virden Illinois, passed away Saturday, May5 at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield. Donna Dinora is the sister of Linda Kimberlin of Greenville. Funeral services for Donna Dinora will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, May 8 at the Covert and Ferry Funeral Home in Virden. Friends may call from 5:00 - 9:00 PM Monday, May 7, at the funeral home.
Blenna Landers, age 98 of Mulberry Grove, passed away Sunday, May 6 at her home. Funeral arrangements for 98 -year-old Blenna Landers are pending at the Young Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove.
ROLLO "LEFTY" GREEN
Rollo "Lefty" Green, age 82 of Greenville, passed away Sunday, May 6, at his home. Funeral services for 82 -year-old Rollo "Lefty" Green will be at 11:00 AM Thursday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home from 4:00 - 8:00 PM Wednesday. For those who desire, memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, New Beginnings Baptist Church, or the Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation.
Rollo "Lefty" Lee Green, the son of Elza Thomas and Grace Lorene Barlow Green, was born on November 19, 1924 in Walshville. In his youth the family lived in Shoat, Illinois (outside of Metropolis, Illinois), then in Litchfield, and later in Smithboro where Rollo grew up. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1942. He answered his countries call by joining the Army during World War II where he was a radio operator serving in France and Germany from 1943 until 1946. Returning to Greenville Rollo worked hauling limestone for his own company. He then worked for a period of time in construction. He worked for Thermal King in Greenville then for IBEW Local 702 of West Frankfort as an industrial Electrician. He enjoyed fishing and camping.
Rollo and Juanita I. Benifiel Stone were united in marriage on December 27, 1952 in Hillsboro and have enjoyed over 54 years together and she survives, as do their three children; William "Rex" (Sally) Stone of Greenville, Virgil Thomas (Dawn) Green, of Greenville and Linda Sue (Green) Towell of Greenville, five granddaughters, one grandson, one step granddaughter, six great granddaughters, and one step great grandson. He is also survived by his brother C. Dale (Bobbie) Green, of Fairborn, Ohio. Rollo is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Vickie Lee Green in infancy, his brother Raymond Green, and five sisters; Blanche Waters, Marie Boyd, Madge (Jones) Carey, Ruth (Ridge) Allen, and Laverna Green in infancy. Rollo is a member of the Litchfield V.F.W. and the IBEW Local 702 of West Frankfort.
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