10-22-2008

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GREENVILLE COMETS' PLAYOFF GAMES PLAYED IN HIGHLAND

 

The Bond County Community Unit School District #2 Board of Education met Monday night at the Pocahontas Center. The first comments dealt with the Board sending their thoughts and prayers to State Senator Frank Watson as he recovers from a recent stroke.  The most important item on the agenda was the approval of the Fiscal Year 2008 annual audit report.  There was only one irregularity, as the transportation funds showed a negative balance because the report was done before the final receipt of funds, and this was corrected. The audit showed that the average cost of a student in the district was $7,249 compared to last year when it was $6,669. As a comparison, the Effingham School District was $8,000 per student. The District will now use the Federal Automated Recovery System to assure the recoveries of monies from bounced checks up to $250.  

 

Superintendent Melanie Allyn reported that the new sod will be laid on the Greenville High School athletic field Wednesday. The Greenville High School Comets football team will play their home playoff games at Highland High School’s football field. After positive comments, the Board approved staying with the Okaw Area Vocational Center, which helps students learn occupations. Also approved was the additional payment of $229,000 to Honeywell for a new gym roof and interior doors. County resident Edmar Schrieber addressed the Board to express his displeasure of the cancellation of the Pocahontas and Sorento Junior High Track team. The Board told Mr. Schrieber that this was for one year and they will discuss this issue again next June.


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WATSON'S SURVEY SHOWS TAXPAYERS WANT COMMON SENSE BACK IN GOVERNMENT

 

Illinois State Senator Frank Watson released his legislative survey results. The Survey indicates constituent’s strong feelings about holding the line on taxes and the size of state government. Watson stated,  “The survey clearly suggests that the people who pay the bills, through the taxes they pay, want state government to live within its means.” He added, “They also want some common sense brought back to the budget process”. Here are two of the survey questions and their results. “Should there be a law prohibiting the Governor from diverting money from special dedicated funds to pay for new or expanded state programs?” 90% said yes. And, "Would you favor a law to allow law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed firearm with proper training?” 62% said yes with only 27% saying no. For more information, contact Senator Frank Watson’s office at 217-782-5755.

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SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS GROWTH ALLIANCE ENCOURAGES BIKE TRAILS

 

The South Central Illinois Growth Alliance met recently at Kaskaskia College.  Ric Golding, of the Carlyle Lake Marina, presented a report on the Carlyle Lake Prairie View Trail.  Golding said he and his wife began developing a bike trail in 1993, which now encompasses more than 60 miles around the lake.  He encouraged other communities to establish similar trails using the lake as the centerpiece.

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SPORTS RESULTS

 

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL

 

The Greenville Junior High Lady Bluejays 8th and 7th grade teams both beat Vandalia on Tuesday.  The 8th grade team won 44-38, while the 7th grade team won 36-32.


OBITUARIES

REBA WALL

 

Reba Wall, age 85, of Sorento, passed away Monday, October 20th, at Fair Oaks.  Funeral services for 85 year-old Reba Wall will be Friday at 11:00 AM, at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.  Burial will be at Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento.  Friends may call Thursday from 6:00 -8:00 PM at the funeral home.


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