6 YEAR-OLD WINS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
A recent trip to Florida, ended up with a local 6 year-old bringing home a National Championship. Melissa Cantrill, the mother of Ally Cantrill, of Greenville talked about the tumbling competition the week of June 17th. She said that Ally competed in trampoline and tumbling, and won the National Championship in the tumbling at the beginner level. This is the third year they’ve traveled to Florida for the competitions. Ally is part of the Triple A Tumbling team out of Greenville coached by Amanda Cunningham. Ally said she was very excited to be the National Champion, as she has been practicing for nearly four years. Ally, along with her mom Melissa and her dad Todd, also spent some time at Disney World during the trip. She said she really liked Goofy's rollercoaster.
SMITHBORO VILLAGE PASSED ENTERPRISE RENEWAL ZONE
The Smithboro Village Board met Monday night and passed and the Enterprise Renewal Zone contract with the City of Greenville. Board members also adopted the prevailing wage ordinance and finalized the adoption of the traffic sign ordinance. The Village will soon be placing various stop signs, children playing signs, etc.
John Goldsmith from the National Road Association attended the meeting and discussed with board members about the Village of Smithboro getting two National Road signs and possibly an information kiosk, both through a grant from the National Road. And the Zoning committee did away with the fees collected for property fences, residents will now have to complete a zoning compliance application.
In other busines, it was reported that the chemical feed for the sewer system in Royal Lake was cleaned and filled. And village workers are currently getting the propane operated generator online for the sewer lift stations. In another announcement, the weather siren was installed last Thursday. Work is now being done to get it linked with the Bond County 911 system.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR RODEO COMPETITION IN SPRINGFIELD
The Illinois Department of Agriculture Bureau of Non-Fair Events is beginning its search for volunteers for this years' National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) Finals, which will be held on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield July 22-28. Around 500 volunteers will be needed to staff the event. Volunteers are needed to staff workstations, including contestant registration, horse stabling, message center, trade show, hospitality, ticket taking, parking and security. Some committees begin their work the week prior to the rodeo, which must be staffed 24 hours a day, and other committees will work during the event with both morning and evening shifts.
The National High School Rodeo Association was created to give high school students the opportunity to compete in a unique and challenging sport. NHSRA contestants compete in a dozen events, including Steer Wrestling, Barrel Racing and Team Roping. Those interested in volunteering for the event should call (217) 782-0770.