7-31-2007

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FARM HERITATE DAYS A SUCCESS

The 4th Annual Farm Heritage Days, this past weekend, was a huge success. According to Michelle McEvers, around 4500 people visited the Farm Heritage grounds during the three-day event. She said there were vendors from at least 12 different states and visitors from as far away as Pennsylvania, South Dakota and North Carolina.

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McEvers said that the food stands were busy throughout the weekend, with everyone enjoying the music all day Saturday. She believed the kids had fun with the tractor games, petting zoo and train rides.

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Other activities to enjoy included the tractorcade, Car Show, tractor pull, campfire cooking, pie and jelly contests and the sawmill. Mcevers said that this was the best turnout so far, for the Farm Heritage Days at the American Farm Heritage Museum.


4-H TEAM PLACES 5TH IN STATE

At the most recent Illinois 4-H State Judging Contest in Champaign, Bond County 4-H members placed 5th as a team. Representing Bond County on June 16th were Amy Schaufelberger, James Johnson, Tyler Carter and Cathy Guckian. They joined 15 other teams from across the state.

Along with team recognition, individual awards were also won. Johnson took 6th, overall, out of 47 participants. However, due to his young age, Johnson will not be able to compete at the Illinois State Fair 4-H Invitational Contest in Springfield, but Schaufelberger and Carter did qualify. Winners of the State Contest will represent Illinois at a National competition in Louisville and Wisconsin.


BURGLARY IN SORENTO BEING INVESTIGATED

Brent Kunkel, of Sorento, reported to the Bond County Sheriff's Department Sunday evening, that sometime between Friday afternoon and Sunday afternoon, someone forced open the locked rear door of his residence. A plastic zip-lock bag of coins of undetermined value was taken from inside the house. The Sheriff's Department is investigating.

AMMENDMENT TO E-911 ACT PASSES HOUSE

An amendment in regards to the E-911 Act of 2004 was introduced by Congressman John Shimkus and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, and recently passed the House of Representatives. The purpose of the E-911 Act was to provide funds for needed upgrades to 911 Centers, however, according to Shimkus, money was never provided to the program.

Through this most recent amendment, $5 million will be provided for implementation of E-911 Technology to the 1,800 counties nationwide, who do not have it. According to Bond County 911 Coordinator, Alan Davis, E-911 not only traces landline calls, but can also plot a cell phone location on a map, depending on the carrier. Bond County currently has this technology and is one of three counties in the state also providing Voice Over IP integrations with E-911.

Davis believes that in the next few years, more upgrades will required for 911 Call Centers. He can see a time where systems will need to accept text messaging and streaming videos.


BOAT SAFETY COURSE TO BE OFFERED IN GREENVILLE

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering an in-depth boating safety course in August. The beginner class will give participants the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification. Many boat insurance companies also offer discounts on boating insurance for those who complete this course. Topics included in the class are Introduction to Boating, Boat Safety Equipment, Boating Law, Navigation, Boating Problems and Protecting Your Boat.

The three-hour Boating Safety Course will be held Saturday, August 11th, at the Greenville VFW Hall Post 1173, at 8:30am. The cost to attend is $25 per student. For more details or to reserve a seat, contact Tony Brooks at 664-1075 or Mike Huff at 780-7785.


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OBITUARIES

JOHN PATRICK CONNER

John Patrick Conner, 46 of Mulberry Grove, passed away Monday at his residence. Funeral arrangements for 46 year-old John Patrick Conner are pending at the Young Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove.


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