MULBERRY GROVE ROCKET TEAM QUALIFIES TO COMPETE IN AMERICAN ROCKETRY CHALLENGE
For the third consecutive year, the Mulberry Grove Rocket Team has qualified to compete in the finals of the prestigious Team American Rocketry Challenge, the world's largest model rocket competition. More than 6,000 students in 643 teams from 43 states attempted to qualify. Only the top 100 teams, who meet the rigorous requirements, are invited to compete. Requirements this year are to fly to an altitude of exactly 750 feet with two raw eggs and to obtain a lift-off to touchdown time of exactly 45 seconds. A cracked or broken egg is an automatic disqualification.
This is the third year the Mulberry Grove Team has qualified. In 2006, they finished in 50th place and in 2007, the team finished in 7th place. The finals are May 17th, at Great Meadows, Virginia, 45 miles from Washington DC.
WORLD HEALTH RIDE TO BE HELD MAY 13TH
Later this month, bicycle riders will be coming through Greenville in support of world health. As part of the 3,700-mile ride, medical students and residents will be stopping at the Greenville First Christian Church on May 13th between noon and 1PM. For more details on the event, visit www.RideForWorldHealth.org.
ROAD CONTRACT AWARDED IN BOND COUNTY
According to Senator Frank Watson, the Illinois Department of Transportation has awarded a contract, worth nearly $250,000.00, for micro-surfacing four and a half miles of Illinois Rt. 140 from Main Street in Smithboro to Maple Street in Mulberry Grove. "Projects like this are important for the safety of the motoring public, to maintain a quality transportation system, and are critical for future economic development and job creation." said Watson.