5-8-2007

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2007 GHS PROM WINNERS NAMED

Jessica Miller and Brian Atchison are the 2007 Greenville High School Prom King and Queen. They were crowned Saturday at this year's prom with the theme Lights…Camera…Hollywood! Also honored were Gabe Jenner as Mr. Nice Guy and Ellen Henderson as Ms.Congeniality.

As a running tradition, parents and community members gathered along the north entrance of the gym as students were introduced upon their arrival to the 2007 GHS Prom.


5TH ANNUAL WGEL COLGATE COUNTRY SHOWDOWN THIS PAST WEEKEND

Friday night country music filled the Greenville VFW during the 5th Annual WGEL Colgate Country Showdown local talent contest. Contestants from Illinois and Missouri entertained the big crowd. Natasha Rauch from Teutopolis impressed the judges to clinch first place. Natasha will advance to the Illinois State competition. If she wins state the next step is the regional showdown then the national competition where she could be competing for the $100,000 first place national prize in the Colgate Country Showdown.


TUESDAY NATIONAL TEACHER DAY

Today is National Teacher Day. It is annually celebrated the first Tuesday of May and came to be through the leadership of Eleanor Roosevelt. In 1953, she persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim the first Tuesday of May as National Teacher Day. In 1984, the National Parents and Teachers Association took the idea one step further and established the entire week as Teacher Appreciation Week to honor the dedicated men and women who educate the nation's children.

There are over 6 million members of the National PTA who partner together to educate the younger generations.


SENIOR CITIZENS RECEIVING PHONE CALLS THAT ARE FRAUD

Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Director of the Illinois Department on Aging, Charles D. Johnson, are warning that some senior citizens have received phone calls asking for payment for an emergency home response device, which is provided to qualified individuals free of charge.

Officials from the Illinois Department on Aging notified Madigan’s Consumer Fraud Bureau of a recent incident in which a client of the Department’s Community Care Program in Jacksonville reported that a man identifying himself as “Luke Grant” called from what appeared on Caller ID to be an Arizona phone exchange. He asked the person for a credit card number to charge $400.00 for what he termed was a “hook-up fee” for the emergency home device.

IDoA officials stress that the devices are provided free to clients through the department’s Community Care Program. Calls like this are fraudulent attempts to obtain personal information that could be used to financially exploit senior citizens. If you ever receive a suspicious call be sure to contact your local law enforcement agency.


MAY IS MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS MONTH

This is the 20th Anniversary of A.B.A.T.E. (A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education), a group that promotes motorcycle safety. Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner has joined in the efforts to make residents aware of motorcycles on the roadway, by naming May 2007, Motorcycle Awareness Month. Motorcycles are a common and economical means of transportation that reduces fuel consumption and road wear.

Mayor Gaffner urges all motorists to join in an effort to improve safety and awareness of motorcycles on our roadways during this month of May.

GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL PREVIEW

The Greenville City Council will meet Tuesday night at 7:30PM at the Municipal Building. Topics on the agenda include the Nevco Scoreboard Sale Agreement, SWIDA letter of support and the Vietnam War Traveling Presentation. Other items to be discussed include the proposed electric crosswalk at Ganton Circle and Beaumont Avenue, the burning ordinance and the authorization to hire an Assistant City Manager.


UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING

The Unit 2 Board of Education will hold a special meeting Tuesday, May 8th at 7:30PM. Newly elected board members will be seated and there will be an election of permanent officers. The Unit 2 Board will also establish the date and place of their next regular meeting.




SPORTS

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

Greenville Blue Jays Girls and Boys Track teams will take part in the Junior Midstate Conference Track Meet at Litchfield

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

The Lady Comets team will host Breese Central

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Mulberry Grove Aces will play at Beecher City

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

The Comets team will take part in the South Central Conference Meet today at Carlinville


OBITUARIES

BLENNA LANDERS

Blenna Landers, age 98 of Mulberry Grove, passed away Sunday at her home. Funeral services for 98 year-old Blenna Landers will be conducted Wednesday at 11am at the Mulberry Grove First Baptist Church. Interment will be in Liberty Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8PM at the Young Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove. Memorial contributions are suggested to Liberty Cemetery.

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