10-6-2008

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RAMSEY MAN FOUND GUILTY

 

In October of 2007, 29 year-old Michael E. York, of Ramsey, was charged with aggravated battery of Krystal Heggie causing the death of her unborn child. A jury trial held in Fayette County Court Thursday found York guilty of aggravated battery and first degree murder in the death of an unborn child. A sentencing hearing will be held October 24th, at 1:00 PM, in Fayette County Court.


VANDALIA LINCOLN STORYBOARDS

 

The National Road Association of Illinois is hosting a public meeting Wednesday, Oct. 8th at the First Presbyterian church, in Vandalia, to share details on the ten Abraham Lincoln Storyboards that will be established in downtown Vandalia. The ten panels detail Lincoln's life in Vandalia while a member of the Illinois Legislature between 1834 and 1839. This will coincide with Lincoln's Birth Bicentennial. The program begins at 7:00 PM and refreshments will be served. For more information call 618-283-1534.

 

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HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS MAY APPLY TO BE A PAGE IN WASHINGTON

 

Congressman John Shimkus is inviting high school juniors to apply to be a House of Representatives page in Washington, DC, next semester.  Applicants must be a high school junior, U.S. citizen, and resident of the 19th congressional district.  They must also be at least 16 years old, but not yet 18, at the start of the semester running from January 26-June 5, 2009, and have a GPA of 3.0 or better in the five major subjects.  Contact Holly Healy at 618-252-8271 for an application.

 

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MISS SCHOOL MISS OUT

 

School is in session and area students are being encouraged to attend so they won’t miss school and miss out. "Miss School - Miss Out" is a joint effort by the Regional Office of Education for Bond, Fayette and Effingham Counties and Vandalia Community Schools along with area businesses, agencies and law enforcement, to encourage school attendance. Regular school attendance leads to lifelong learners who go on to lead more productive and financially successful lives. Several area businesses have contributed by donating funds to advertise "Miss School - Miss Out."

 

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RECALLED BASSINETS FOUND FOR SALE ONLINE

 

Following recent recalls of Simplicity-brand bassinets, Attorney General Lisa Madigan's Office has identified hundreds of these recalled bassinets for sale online and in communities.  Madigan called on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to develop a second-hand market strategy to curb the sale of dangerous recalled products.  Her office has also established a new program recruiting "Recall Watchdogs" as part of a grassroots effort targeting recalled products unknowingly sold online or at resale shops.  To join Madigan's office as a Watchdog, you can e-mail www.watchdogs@atg.state.il.us.

 


 

MEREDITH SPAINHOUR COMMENDATION

 

Greenville High School has announced that Meredith Spainhour has been named a commended student in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program. Spainhour is being recognized for exceptional academic promise. About 34,000 commended students are being recognized for their academic achievements. Commended students place among the top 5 percent of 1.5 million students nationwide. Greenville Principal, Kevin Cochrane will present a letter of commendation to the senior.


ACCELERATED READER CLUB MEMBERS

 

The Accelerated Reader Program is helping promote learning and reading among students at Pocahontas Center. Students reach higher point clubs by reading books, passing computerized tests and accumulating points.  When the students reach a certain point value, they are part of "the club".

 

100 Point Club Member for September is:

Bradley Kalous

 

75 Point Club Members for September are:

Kaylea Walker, Kaeden Mollett, Connor Kutz, Alyssa Moore, and Ashley Moore.

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SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

 

The Comets continued their great season with a win over Hillsboro and Friday.  The Comets won 35-14 and are still undefeated on the season at 6-0.

 

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

 

The Lady Comets were beat in a rain shortened match against St. Anthony last week. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

 

Mulberry Grove Lady Aces at Brownstown

 

Greenville Lady Comets at Wesclin

 

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER

 

Greenville Comets at Metro East Lutheran

 

JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

Mulberry Grove Lady Eagles host Sorento

 

HIGH SCHOOL JV FOOTBALL

 

Greenville JV Comets at Hillsboro


OBITUARIES

MARY B. BARTHOLOMEW

 

85 year-old Mary B. Bartholomew, of Greenville, passed away Friday, October 3rd at Fair Oaks.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Monday at the Greenville Free Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Millbank Cemetery in Fredonia, Pennsylvania.  Memorials may be made to the Bond County Hospice or the Free Methodist mission to Native Americans.


PAULA M. BRYANT

56 year-old Paula M. Bryant, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Thursday, October 2nd, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  Funeral Services for Paula M. Bryant will be Tuesday, October 7th, at 11:00 AM, at the Bible Way House of Prayer in Royal Lake. Interment will be in Mulberry Grove Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home, in Greenville, from 5:00 - 9:00 PM Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Bryant Family.


 

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