07-25-2007



HUGE SUPPORT TUESDAY NIGHT FOR TRAVELING WALL

The Vietnam Veteran's Traveling Memorial Wall came through Bond County Last night on its way to Troy, IL. Accompanied by nearly 1,000 motorcycles, the wall traveled through Bond County around 6:15PM Tuesday night. Several hundred local residents showed their support by lining the bridges over I-70 and waving American Flags.

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The Greenville Fire Department attached a large American Flag to a ladder truck and stationed it along the interstate, behind FCI. Several people lined the outside of the interstate, along I-70, in their vehicles, waving their American Flags. And many other local residents joined the motorcycles on their way to Troy.

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The Veteran’s Organizations in Bond County will be bringing the Vietnam Veteran's Traveling Memorial Wall to Greenville during the Bond County Fair in 2008.


FARM HERITAGE DAYS BEGIN FRIDAY

The 4th Annual Farm Heritage Days is coming up this weekend. Sherry Schaefer said that the kick-off will be a tractor-cade, with tractors driving in from all over Bond County to the Farm Heritage Grounds. Friday night will feature square dancing near the pavilion. On Saturday, a parade will head up town. Throughout the day there will be a tractor pull, the saw mill will be going, along with a couple of steam engines and the tractor pull starting at 10am. A church service will begin the day on Sunday, with an auction and pie and jelly contests throughout the day. There will be day long activities all weekend.

One of the many highlights of the weekend is the performance of the Carefree Highway Band, Saturday night from 6-9PM. Other entertainment includes the Shoal Creek Band, Timber Train, The Haywire Band and the Patsy Cline review, throughout the three day event.

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A FEW NEW THINGS AT THE BOND COUNTY FAIR

With the beginning of the Bond County Fair right around the corner, a few new things have been added to the week's events. One of the biggest changes is the relocation of the announcer booth for Grandstand events. Judy Debatin, with the Bond County Fair Association, said that the Fair Board had met in special session recently to discuss the relocation.

The agreement was to create an announcer's box in the Grandstand, just above the center entrance. As of Tuesday, the work was almost complete with electrical wiring to be finished soon. The old tower, that stood alongside the track, across from the Grandstand, has been moved to the horse arena. Debatin said that their not really sure what would be done with the old tower.

New events at the Bond County Fair this year include the Garden Tractor Pull, Wednesday at 6:30PM and the Mud Drags, Saturday at 6PM in the Grandstand. The Fair runs August 1st through the 7th.


GES YARD SALE THURSDAY

The Greenville Elementary School will be having a yard sale this Thursday, July 26th, from 3-6PM in the GES gymnasium. Principal Scott Paisley told Unit 2 School Board members at their latest meeting, that there would be desks, office furniture, filing cabinets, tape and record players and lots of other miscellaneous school items. Proceeds from the sale will support the purchase of additional technology equipment for the school.

 
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CASTLEBERRY CANNED FOOD RECALL EXPANDED AGAIN

A canned food recall is being expanded once again to cover several products sold at St. Louis Metro-East area Schnucks and Dierbergs supermarkets. The recall, by Castleberry's Food Company, stems from a botulism scare last week. The expanded list of recalled products include some cans of Steak 'n Shake chili, Bryan chili with and without beans, Firefighter chili with and without beans, and Firefighter chicken chili. Steak 'n Shake chili is also sold at area Dierbergs stores. The original recall was issued in the middle of last week, with the expanded recall issued over the weekend. For more information on the recall, call Castleberry's consumer hotline at 1-888-203-8446.


NATIONWIDE NOODLE PRODUCTS RECALL

Nissin Foods Co., Inc. has initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of selected shrimp-flavored noodle products after it was discovered that the seafood-flavored powder used in these products also contains cod and lobster. Persons who are allergic or who have a severe sensitivity to cod or lobster, may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled products were sold through Wal-Mart stores under the label, "Great Value Instant Shrimp," at Winn Dixie stores under the label "Thrifty Maid with Shrimp Oriental Noodles with Vegetables," and at ALDI grocery stores under the label, "Jehling Ramen Noodle Soup Cup with Shrimp and Vegetables."

Anyone who has purchased any of these recalled products and who has a concern about an allergic reaction should discard the product immediately. For more information or a refund, contact Nissin Foods at 1-866-548-2945.

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REGIONAL STAFF TRAINED TO MAKE SCHOOL BUILDING SAFER

Regional Superintendents and Office and Education staff, who perform yearly building inspections, recently received training to help their school district comply with safety codes for Illinois schools. A member of the State Fire Marshall's office held training for the 16 southwest and south central counties, in the region, at the Greenville High School. Participants learned how to complete an annual life-safety walkthrough, as new checklists were introduced. The idea is that the Illinois fire service will be able to enhance the existing inspection by adding a professional fire safety perspective to the program.


VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED FOR ILLINOIS STATE FAIR

The Illinois State Fair still is looking for volunteers to help out with various activities throughout the 10 days of this year’s fair. Volunteers are needed for information booths, various buildings and gates and at the Illinois State Fair Museum under the Grandstand. The Illinois State Fair runs August 10-19. For more details on how to volunteer, contact Dennis Morris at 217-782-0777

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OBITUARIES

EDNA TOMEVI

Edna Tomevi, age 91, of Panama passed away Saturday at Fair Oaks in Greenville. Funeral services for 91 year-old Edna Tomevi will be Saturday at 1:00 PM at the Panama United Methodist Church in Panama. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday one hour prior to service time at the church. The Perfetti Funeral Home in Panama is in charge of arrangements.


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