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.