10-20-2008

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NATIONAL BANK BUYS MERIDIAN BANK

 

President Harry Hutchinson, of National Bank, recently announced the purchase and assumption of the deposits and selected assets of Meridian Bank.  Meridian Bank has four branches located in Altamont, Carlyle, Eldred, and Alton.  National Bank has nine south central Illinois branches located in Hillsboro, Pana, Vandalia, Effingham, Greenville, Keyesport, Alhambra, Highland and Edwardsville.  The purchase will increase total deposits of national Bank to over $210 million and total assets of over $240 Million.  President Hutchinson noted that National Bank's plans are simple for their new customers. They will retain the same values and commitment that has sustained their institution for more than a century.  Meridian Bank's former customers will automatically become depositors of National Bank and have uninterrupted access to their funds.


WATERFOWL BEING COLLECTED FOR BIRD FLU TESTING

 

Again this Fall, The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will participate in a national surveillance of Avian Flu by collecting samples from Ducks, shot by hunters, during the upcoming waterfowl hunting season. As part of this effort, duck hunters at a number of Illinois sites will be asked by the IDNR to allow them to take samples from their birds. While Hunters need not be overly concerned about contracting the bird flu, they should take basic precautions such as: do not handle or eat sick birds; wear rubber gloves while handling and cleaning birds; wash hands, knives, equipment and surfaces thoroughly; do not eat, drink or smoke while handling animals and thouroughly cook all game. To date this disease has not been detected in North America.

 

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RAIL SAFETY EDUCATION GRANT APPLICATIONS REQUESTED

 

The Illinois Commerce Commission has issued a request for grant proposals for local railroad safety education and enforcement programs.  Each year in Illinois, 50 - 100 people are injured or killed in highway-rail grade collisions or while trespassing on railroad property.  Commission Chairman Charles Box said, "The ICC is committed to improving safety and reducing train/vehicle collisions in Illinois."  Communities interested in partnering with the ICC on a rail safety education program, may submit a proposal describing railroad safety concerns in the area, proposed education activities, and the grant amount requested.  The deadline to submit proposals is noon on October 31st, 2008.  For more information, contact Jeremy Kirk at 217-524-7726.

 

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STATE OF THE CITY MEETING

 

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce will host its next "State of the City" Chamber meeting Thursday morning, October 23rd, at 7:30, at the Bradford Community Room. The subject will be "The Alcohol Referendum, what you need to know." The discussion will be lead by City Manager Dave Willey and Mayor Alan Gaffner.  Donuts and coffee will be provided. The meeting is free and open to the public and should last about an hour.  For more information call 664-9272.

 

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SAFE CHEESEBALL FUNDRAISER

 

Just in time for the Holidays, the Seventh Annual Great Cheese Ball Fundraiser is in progress for SAFE - Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies.  For seven dollars you can order a 12-ounce Wisconsin cheddar cheese ball.  Each purchase is individually wrapped in a colorful package.  Please call 664-1086 on or before Friday, November 7th to place your order.  Delivery is expected November 13th.

 


 

CIVIL ENGINEER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

 

A record number of civil engineers are expected to retire within the next few years and the Illinois Department of Transportation is announcing its first Civil Engineer Scholarship Program.  Selected students may receive up to $7,000.00 per academic year, for up to five years, as an incentive to continue their civil engineer education.  The application deadline is November 26, 2008 for the spring 2009 semester.  For information or to get an application, visit the website the Illinois Department of Transportation’s website


MULBERRY GROVE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

 

The Mulberry Grove Unit School District Unit#1 Board of Education will meet on Monday October 20th, at 7:00 PM.  A Presentation from MGES staff members will be given on The Aimsweb Program.  Principal and Dean reports will be addressed along with a closed session on personnel and district finances.  The next meeting will be November 17th.

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SPORTS

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

 

The Greenville Comets beat Altamont 5-0 over the weekend.  Kyle Dannaman scored 4 goals and set a new Comets single season scoring record.  The old record, held by Diego Gamino was 36, and Dannaman now has 39 and counting.  The Comets will next play in the Regional Finals on Tuesday at 6PM in Teutopolis. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL JV FOOTBALL

 

Greenville Comets vs. Litchfield


OBITUARIES

NONE TO REPORT


 

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