4-16-2008



HEALTH BOARD CONTINUES WORK ON PLANS FOR NEW BUILDING

 

The Bond County Board of Health met Monday night for their April meeting.  More information regarding the plans of the proposed new building were provided to the board.  Current figures have the 23,300 square foot building costing $154 a square foot, bringing the cost to around $3.5 million.  Of that, the Health Department is able to contribute $1.5 million, leaving the need of a loan for around $2 million.  This does not include $200,000 in soft costs such as the moving of furniture, the phone and security system and landscaping. Board members are now hoping to get more exact figures, some proposed rates from banks regarding the loan and a groundbreaking date and project timetable.  Korte would like to start construction sometime this summer. 

 

It was also agreed by the board to look into creating a covenance for other future business and buildings who would be interested in being located on the property. The Bond County Senior Center is continuing to work on the possibility of constructing a new facility near the new Health Department. 

 

In other business, the board members approved a salary increase for the two Health Department Doulas and okayed new home health policies and patient rights and a revised TB program.  The next meeting of the Bond County Board of Health will be Monday, May 12th.


FALSE ALARM BRINGS OUT GREENVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

Greenville firemen responded to an alarm at Burritt Hall, on the Greenville College campus, Tuesday morning at 9:50.  There was no fire, the alarm went off due to a student using a curling iron and hair straightener under a heat detector.  Firemen were on the scene for only about 15 minutes.


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TRAVELING WALL PROJECT’S IN FINAL STAGE

Final preparations are being made to bring the American Veterans Traveling Tribute, an 80% replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., to Greenville on July 31st through August 3rd, during the Bond County Fair.  The event will begin on July 30th with an escort that will include over 1000 motorcycles and other vehicles.  The escort will leave Litchfield at 5:30pm and arrive at the Bond County Fairgrounds around 7:30, where it will be greeted by Greenville’s Mayor Allen Gaffner. 

 

Ceremonies will be conducted each night and will include music, guest speakers, color guard, firing squad and taps.  Opening night will feature Medal of Honor recipient Allen Lynch from Chicago.  Youth night will be August 1st and will feature Nikki Mendicino who will speak to the youth about the importance of remembering all veterans.  Police officers and firefighters will be honored on August 2nd and the Beckemeyer American Legion Post will perform a MIA/POW tribute on August 3rd.  Additional scheduled speakers include State Senator Frank Watson and State Representative Ron Stephens

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NEW WIND FARM IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

 

A wind farm has been proposed for Montgomery and Christian Counties in Illinois.  Dominion, a nation-wide energy company, has proposed to build a 150-200 turbine wind farm across 25,000 acres in Montgomery and Christian Counties.  Construction is expected to begin in 2010 and finish in 2011.  It's hoped the wind farm would generate hundreds of construction jobs and 15-20 permanent jobs, and generate 1 million dollars annually in tax revenue.


GUITAR HERO CONTEST

 

Hey, all you Guitar Hero fans, here's your chance to show off your stuff. The Rosebud Theatre announces their Guitar Hero Tournament, Saturday, April 26th, starting at 4PM.  Contestants will perform on stage at the all-new Rosebud Theatre in Effingham. The Rosebud will supply Guitar Hero for Wii, Xbox and PS2. Contestants bring your own gaming system guitar. Contestant registraton fee is $10.00, spectators $2.00 and includes free popcorn. For more information go to, therosebudtheatre.com.

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WEDNESDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

 

The Lady Comets won 1-0 over Staunton on Tuesday. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

 

The Comets Varsity and JV teams will play Vandalia at GMC Park.

 

The Mulberry Grove Aces will play at Bunker Hill.

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

 

The Lady Comets will host Vandalia.

 

The Mulberry Grove Lady Aces will play at Odin.


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