WORK AT UNIT 2 DISTRICT SCHOOLS CONTINUE OVER SUMMER
During Monday nights Unit 2 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Melanie Allyn provided information about continued work at the district this summer. Maintenance and custodial employees are working to get the elementary schools ready for the new computer labs. Custodians will be resurfacing gym floors, while roof work is beginning at the Pocahontas Center. Terry Diesselhorst, Maintenance Coordinator, reports that work throughout the district is slightly ahead of schedule.
Carol Johnson, with the Bond County Project Parenting, reported on her recent trip to Washington, D.C. where she advocated for early childhood education. She was able to speak with several legislative assistants and encourage voting in favor of SB 667 and HB 2234 - the Education Begins at Home Act. The bill would provide several hundred million dollars, over a three-year period, for early childhood home visitation programs.
After returning from closed session, the Unit 2 School Board approved the hiring of Sue Stone as the High School Flag Team Sponsor. Their next meeting will be July, 16th at 7PM
THURSDAY BUSY DAY FOR FIREMEN
Local firefighters were kept busy Thursday. Around 11:36am, Greenville Fire Department was paged to a vacant house on fire along Well Road in Reno. Pocahontas-Old Ripley and Shoal Creek fire departments were requested for mutual aid due to a report that the fire was spreading to another residence. Once Greenville firefighters arrived on scene, they found that the fire wasn’t spreading as much as initially reported.
Then around 1PM, another call came in for a field fire at the intersection of Old Ripley Road and Ripson Bridge Avenue. Units from Pocahontas and Greenville fire departments arrived on scene to find that it was a small fire and had nearly been extinguished.
Shortly after leaving that location at 1:31PM, a hay baler was reported on fire on Plant School Avenue. Again Greenville responded to the scene to find that the fire was under control and had been extinguished. Firefighters were on the scene for about 20 minutes.
CAR SEAT INSTALLATION THIS WEEKEND
Nearly 80% of all child safety seats are installed incorrectly. The Greenville Police Department reminds us that proper installation can dramatically reduce the risk to all passengers in the case of a crash. According to Sgt. Deb Keserauskis, this weekend the Greenville Police Department will be sponsoring a child seat installion workshop.
Residents can bring in their vehicle with the car seat, and drive it through the garage at the police department. There will be technicians on hand to inspect the seat to make sure it’s installed correctly. Any questions you might have about car seat and seat belt laws can also be answered that day.
There is no cost for the service. Sgt. Keserauskis advises to bring your car, car seat and children to insure proper installation. The checkpoint is this Saturday, June 23 from 10am-2PM.