3-18-2008

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GARAGE HOUSE FIRE OVER THE WEEKEND

 

Keyesport, Greenville and Smithboro firefighters were called to a Garage House fire on route 127 just South of Hookdale road Saturday morning. Firefighters were paged to that fire around 7am. According to the report the fire started in an attached Garage and effected the house, which is the residence of Kirsten Stark.  The Garage was a total loss. The house did not receive fire damage, however there was a lot of smoke and water damage to the exterior walls and roofing shingles. Firefighters were on the scene for just over two hours.

 

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CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH TO HOLD MEETINGS

 

Evangelist and author, Jim McGrew, author of "God's Love in 3-Dimensions," is coming to Greenville for a three-day meeting at the Central Christian Church, located at 205 South Prairie Street.  Randy Whitehead, Pastor of the Mulberry Grove Church of Christ, will provide special music.  The series of meetings will be March 19-21, beginning at 7:00 PM each night.


EARLY DISMISSAL AND SPRING BREAK FOR UNIT 2 STUDENTS

 

The Bond County Unit 2 School District has announced a student attendance adjustment in order to have parent teacher conferences and begin Spring Break.  On Wednesday, March 19th and Thursday, March 20th, students at the Greenville Elementary, Pocahontas and Sorento centers will dismiss at 12:30PM; Greenville Jr. High will dismiss at 12:35PM; and the Unit 2 High School will dismiss at 12:37PM.

 

The Greenville Elementary Early Childhood Class will run a regular schedule both days.  However, AM and PM KRP students will not be in attendance throughout the district.  Parent conferences will be held from 1-6PM.

 

Unit 2 Students will then have no school on Friday, March 21st for the start of Spring Break.  School will resume at all centers Thursday, March 27th.


SHIMKUS TRAVELING HELP DESK TO BE IN POCAHONTAS

 

Congressman John Shimkus is sending one of his staff members to meet with local constituents, in Bond and Fayette counties, on Wednesday, March 19th, as part of his Traveling Help Desk.  A representative will be available at the Brownstown Village Hall from 10-11:30am and the Pocahontas Village Hall from 1-2:30PM.

 

Shimkus invites local residents to stop in and meet the staff and discuss legislation about which they are concerned or seek help with a problem at a federal agency.  For more information, call 217-492-5090.


GRANT AWARDED TO REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISION

 

Federal funding has been granted to the Southwestern Illinois Metropolitan Development Administration to implement regional economic plans, in several local counties.  Issued by the U. S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration, the money will help in maintaining and bringing new jobs to the region, according to Congressman John Shimkus.

 

The planning commission assists with public and private support for capitol investment and job creation. Counties served include Bond, Clinton and Madison.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

SPECIAL TICKET OFFER AT WGEL

 

The Rosebud theatre in Effingham is hosting the Country Gold Tour Friday March 21st at 7pm. This great concert will feature Leroy Van Dyke, Jim Ed Brown, Helen Cornelius and Jimmy Fortune. Classic country music live in concert. WGEL has tickets for sale at a drastically reduced price. Tickets for the Friday 7pm show retail for $30 each, WGEL has limited amounts for $35 for a pair. Enjoy the show and save money but calling WGEL Radio 618-664-3300. Tickets are avaliable on a first come first serve basis to so line up your friends and family and call WGEL today.




TUESDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

 

The Greenville High School Lady Comets will play at Highland today in the first game of their regular season. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

 

The Greenville Comets will host St. Elmo, Staunton and Hillsboro today. 


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