HOGUE HALL'S FUTURE
In an e-mail sent to WGEL, Greenville College President Jim Mannoia shared news of a meeting of the Hogue Hall Task Force charged with making a recommendation as to whether to renovate the 150 year-old Hogue Hall, on the college campus, or to replace the building. It was the unanimous decision of the group to recommend to the trustees, in May, to replace the building. The cost of replacing the building is less than rehabbing the old structure and would result in a more user-friendly facility. Mannoia added, "It was a weighty decision that none of us takes lightly."
CARLYLE LAKE IS RETURNING TO NORMAL AFTER FLOODING
With spring and warmer weather comes the hope for outdoor fun. This years flooding took its toll on Carlyle Lake, but things are getting back to normal and more facilities are opening to the public. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has opened many campsites including Dam West, McNair and Boulder Campgrounds. Two more sites are expected to open on Thursday May 1st. Eldon Hazlet State Park is also open for camping. Some boat ramps are open while others remain closed. The open ones are at Keyesport, Dam West and East, Coles Creek and Boulder, while Peppehorst, Patoka, Tamalco and General Dean Boat ramps remain closed. The lake is still around five feet above normal level, but as it recedes, more repairs can be made.
FIRST RECYCLING COMMITTEE MEETING WAS HELD AT COURTHOUSE
Tuesday night was the first meeting of the Recycling Committee for Bond County. There are nine committee members on the board with residents from Greenville, Pocahontas and Sorento. Everyone brings various backgrounds related to recycling from a Bio Mass Economist to a stay-at-home mother to a college professor, just to name a few.
Committee members elected Linda Peters Chairman, Carolyn Peterson Vice-Chairman and Corky Hutchinson Secretary. It was then agreed to meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM, at the courthouse. Various ideas were passed around on where the committee needs to focus until money can be spent during the next fiscal year, which begins December 1st. The consensus was that more education, on recycling, needs to be available to the community.
Also present at the meeting was David Doty with Doty Sanitation who announced that he had bought a new recycling bin, which will soon replace the current bin in Greenville. The next Recycling Committee meeting will be May 27th, at 7:30 PM.