1-29-2008

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THEFT CITY

 

Greenville Police are investigating missing money from a local business. At 11:30 Friday, Charlotte Marchello reported to police that sometime between 7:30 Thursday and Saturday morning, $190.00 was taken from inside Hot Spots Tanning on 3rd Street. It did not appear there was any forced entry into the business.


1500 JOBS ADDED IN DECEMBER IN METRO AREA

 

Employers in the Illinois Section of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area boosted payrolls by 1,500 in December 2007, compared to December 2006.

 

Even with the increase in the number of jobs, unemployment rates locally were still higher in 2007 than in 2006.  In Bond County, unemployment was 5.8% in 2007 compared to 4.4% in 2006.  Clinton County showed an increase from 3.8% in 2006 to 5.1% in 2007 and the rate in Madison County increased from 4.2% in 2006 to 5.6% in 2007.

 

Employment gains were reported in a majority of the industrial sectors.  Most of the employment increases occurred in Educational and Health Services, Wholesale Trade, Information, Government, Financial Activities and Leisure and Hospitality industry sectors.


ALLTECH


LOOK GOOD...FEEL BETTER PROGRAM OFFERED IN GREENVILLE

 

The American Cancer Society is offering its "Look Good….Feel Better" program, designed to help women overcome the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment, on Monday, February 11th,from 9:30 to 11:30am, at the Greenville Regional Hospital’s Community Room.  The class is open to all women undergoing cancer treatment.  Volunteer cosmetologists will demonstrate how to use make-up and skincare techniques to help reduce some of the effects of chemotherapy and radiation.  The program and materials are offered free of charge to women in active cancer treatment.  For more information or to register call 664-1230 extension 3555.


NEWS FROM UNIT 2 BOARD MEETING

 

The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education held their January meeting Tuesday night and approved the districts January bills at 465,560 dollars. Later the board heard a Treasurer's report that said the finally state funds were being received by the district. The first state check came in and another payment is close to being released from Springfield. According to the report, the Governor's amendatory veto effectively endorsed the General State Aid increase to schools.  The board accepted the Treasurer's report.

 

They also approved an exchange trip for the FFA Chapter officers to travel to Simpsonville, South Carolina to visit agriculture classes and take various agricultural tours along the way. The board approved a fundraiser, presented by high school student, Meredith Spainhour, to allow the National Art Society to raise funds by offering classes in ceramics, drawing and painting, to the public. Funds would be used to pay for their annual trip to the Chicago Art Institute. 

 

The board took final action on several board policy changes and adjourned into closed session.  

 




SPORTS

In the Sorento Regional Junior High School Tournament, the Pocahontas 8th grade boys lost to Brooklyn Lovejoy 48 to 28. The Sorento 8th grade boys defeated East St. Louis Jackson in their Semi-Final game to advance to the finals against Brooklyn Lovejoy this Wednesday night at 6pm.

 

In High School girl’s action the Greenville Comets JV team beat Litchfield last night and the Varsity Lady Comets lost to Litchfield.

 

Tonight the Junior Varsity and Varsity Greenville boys’ basketball teams are at home against Staunton, the JV game starts at 6pm. The Freshmen Lady Comets travel to Litchfield.




OBITUARIES

PAUL WHITESIDE

Paul Whiteside, age 65, of Donnellson, passed away Monday at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral arrangements for 65 year-old Paul Whiteside are pending at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.

 

LODEMA PELLEGRINI

 

Lodema Pellegrini of Linconwood, formerly of Panama, passed away Saturday at her home.  Private Graveside services will be held Wednesday at Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento.  The Perfetti Funeral home in Sorento is in charge of arrangements.   


 

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