1-2-2008



 

WAYS TO VOTE IN THE UPCOMING FEBRUARY ELECTION

 

With the Presidential Primary Election for Illinois, less than a month away, voter's can still register to cast their ballot in the election.  According to Bond County Clerk Randy Reitz's office, residents have until Tuesday, January 8th, to register to vote.  After that, voters who still aren't registered and want to vote, must cast a grace ballot, in person, by January 31st.

 

Another way to vote is by applying for an absentee ballot.  Requests can be sent to the clerk's office and must be received by January 31st as well.  An absentee ballot, is for those who will be out of town on election day, or incapacitated, and unable to make it to the polling center.

 

And the third way to vote, prior to the election, is by casting an early vote. Resident's can begin voting early in the middle of January and have until the end of the month to vote. When voting early, you don't need a reason, like the absentee voting. For more details on voting in the upcoming election, contact the Bond County Clerk's Office at 664-0449.


2007 PRECIPITATION TOTALS FOR GREENVILLE

 

Rain Man Rick, from the Greenville Waste-Water Treatment Plant, has released precipitation totals for 2007 and for December, for the city of Greenville.

 

For December, totals recorded at the Sewer Plant indicated 2.12 inches of rain, 7.5 inches of snow, and 1 inch of sleet.  At 6th Street, 2.23 inches of rain, 8 inches of snow, and .75 inches of sleet were recorded, and measurements at Idler Lane and Rt. 140 indicated 2.08 inches of rain, 8 inches of snow, and .75 inches of sleet.

 

Precipitation totals, recorded for 2007, in Greenville, show 29.71 inches of rain and 21 inches of snow measured at the Sewer Plant. 29.87 inches of rain and 21.75 inches of snow were recorded at 6th Street, and at the location on Idler Lane and Rt. 140, 30.86 inches of rain and 22 inches of snow fell.

 

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ONE MAN ARRESTED AT FIGHT IN POCAHONTAS RESTAURANT

 

Bond County Sheriff's Officers were called early Sunday morning, at 2:30 am, to a report of a fight at the Powhatten Restaurant in Pocahontas.  Jordan Cook, age 21, of Cahokia, was taken into custody by officers and charged with alleged battery, for reportedly "head-butting" a 24 year-old male in the face, causing injury to his face and nose.  Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire District EMS Personnel treated the injured male, before transporting him to the Greenville Regional Hospital emergency room.

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ESSAY CONTEST OFFERED TO MARK LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY

 

Students in grades 5-12 across Illinois are encouraged to read President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and take part in a statewide essay contest to mark the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth.

 

According to Secretary of State Jesse White, the contest will require 300 words or less and is an opportunity for students to share their personal thoughts and dreams about where we are as a nation and their ideals for freedom and democracy.  Winners and their parents will be invited to Springfield for an awards presentation, in conjunction with the bicentennial celebration of Lincoln's Birthday, in February 2009.

 

The deadline to submit essays is May 31, 2008.  Full details can be found at www.CyberDriveIllinois.com.


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SPORTS

The fighting Illini's first Rose Bowl since 1984 ended with a loss to USC the final score USC 49 Illinois 17, In other New years day football action the University of Missouri Tigers beat Arkansas 38 to 7 in the Cotton bowl.


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