BOND COUNTY JUNE FAIR BOARD MEETING
The June meeting of the Bond County Fair Board had a full agenda. The board approved the request of the Relay for Life to use the fairgrounds the weekend of September 14, Thursday through Saturday, including fireworks at about 10PM, detonated by professionals. A motion was approved to accept the liability insurance figure presented by Elmore Potthast Insurance Agency of $11,377. Also approved was a motion to rent chairs from the fairgrounds to South Central FS for $500.
Gerald Amman reported that the Vietnam Memorial committee would like to use the fairgrounds to show the Vietnam Wall for four days next year, and the fair board agreed to do anything possible to allow this to happen. The new bleachers have been delivered and need to be assembled and a motion to consider the purchase of a used water tank for $1,000, plus $1,500 to mount it on a frame was approved.
Signs will be posted around livestock barns at the fair urging sanitation to prevent E. Coli outbreaks. The board approved the payment of $650 to Celerity to install a laptop computer that would cover the whole fairgrounds and improve efficiency. In other business, there are seven Queen contestants and 23 Little Misses and the contract for tumbling classes needs to be reviewed.
NORTH AND SOUTH POKEY ROAD TO BE OILED
The Bond County Highway Department will be oiling the South Pokey Road from IL-143 to the Village of Pocahontas today, Tuesday, June 19th, from 7-10am. The road will closed during that time, and no detour will be available.
Then beginning at 10am and continuing until 2PM, also today, the North Pokey Road will be oiled. The road will be closed 5 miles from the Village of Pocahontas to IL-140, with no detour available. Please take these closures into consideration if traveling in the area.
THEFT OF CONSTRUCTION TOOLS
Gerald Timmerman, of Pocahontas, reported to the Bond County Sheriff's Department Saturday morning, that sometime during the early morning hours on Saturday, someone took a yellow Laser 100 and an orange Angle nail finish gun from his vehicle. It was parked next to his residence. Both items are used in construction and were valued at $1500.00. The Bond County Sheriff's Department is investigating.
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