7-7-2008

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CITY COUNCIL TAKES ON BUDGET

 

The Greenville City Council picked over the City’s 2008 2009 proposed budget Thursday night in a special meeting. Budget highlights, for the coming year, include the possible purchase of a used track hoe for 45 thousand dollars. The City also has plans to purchase a hydraulic dredge, to begin the long process of removing accumulated silt from Governor Bond Lake. Along with the purchase of the dredge, the City plans to hire a full time operator. Under legal expenses, the City Manager is recommending increases because of the Dewey Street dispute with the Park District and funds for a possible legal battle with Ameren, over the power company's plans to divert water from Shoal Creek. A difference of opinion is brewing between City Manager Dave Willey and Mayor Alan Gaffner, over the budgeted purchase of a new backhoe, and the scheduled purchase of a new police vehicle.  Under the heading of good news from the budget meeting City manager Willey reported that the Illinois Department of Transportation had actually reimbursed the City for more money than expected on several projects.  The extra funds, added to increased gasoline tax money, resulted in an addition of around 46 thousand dollars to the City treasury.  After an executive session, the Council tabled salary changes for non-represented employees until their regular July meeting.


VANDALIA MAN MAKES PLEA IN SEX CRIME CASE

 

Robert Danford, age 32, of Vandalia, entered an Alford Plea against the charge of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault in Fayette County Court, according to the Fayette County State's Attorney's Office.  An alford plea means that Danford agrees there is enough evidence to convict him, but does not admit guilt.  Danford was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the crime.  Danford was accused of having committed a sex act with a female, under 13 years of age. 

 

 

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NEW JURY DUTY SCAM

 

A new kind of fraud, the Jury Duty Scam, has been reported in eleven states, including Illinois. The scam involves a citizen receiving a phone call from an individual claiming to be a coordinator, for the local court system, inquiring about the person’s skipped jury duty. The scam normally continues with the citizen claiming never to have received a summons for duty and then the caller asking for the citizen’s social security number and date of birth to verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant. If the information is provided, the citizen’s identity has been stolen. 

 

Never give confidential information when you receive inquiries by phone. If the caller insists on you providing information, hang up and notify your local police agency and your banking institution to report the incident.

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BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET

 

The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education will meet Monday, July 7th, at 7:30 AM in the unit Administrative Conference Room.  The agenda includes approval of the track/baseball proposal and a closed session.

 

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POCAHONTAS LITTLE LEAGUE TO RECEIVE AED

 

The Pocahontas Little League will soon be receiving an Automatic External Defibrillator or AED, courtesy of a former Pocahontas Little Leaguer. When Jill Doimer, Pocahontas native and former Little League player, read a story about how an AED might have saved the life of a little boy, she decided to request a grant to purchase a machine for the Pocahontas Little League.

 

The grant is through the Forever 9 - The Robbie Levine Foundation, in New York.  The foundation was founded in memory of 9 year-old Robbie Levine, whose heart stopped while playing Little League baseball, to raise awareness of the need for and importance of AED's in saving lives, particularly in young athletes. 

 

John Haberer, president of the Pocahontas Little League, was thrilled to hear about the equipment, that could be a lifesaver.  Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire Rescue & EMT personnel will train the coaches on how to use the AED as soon as it arrives.

 

CONGRESSMAN SHIMKUS'S STAFF TO VISIT CLINTON COUNTY

 

Congressman John Shimkus is sending one of his staff to meet with local constituents in Clinton County, Tuesday, July 8th.

 

Shimkus says: "While my office is accessible by telephone and thru the mail, many people like to meet face to face." Shimkus added, "To help make that possible, my staff visits communities throughout the 19th district."

 

On Tuesday, July 8th, Shimkus' staff will be at the Germantown Village hall from 12:30 untill 2PM, then at the New Baden Village hall from 2:30 untill 4PM. Call (618) 344-3065 for assistance.

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OBITUARIES

HAROLD "HUD" THACKER

 

Harold Hud Thacker, age 90 of Coffeen, passed away Friday July 4th at his residence.  Funeral Services for 90 year-old Harold Thacker will be held Monday at 11am at United Methodist Church in Coffeen.  Burial will follow in Olive Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday from 10-11 at the Church. 


FLORENCE "FLO" PIKER

 

Florence "Flo" Piker, age 77, of Florida, formerly of Bond County, passed away Thursday in Florida.  Funeral services for 77 year-old Florence "Flo" Piker will be at 11:00 am Wednesday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will be in Noffsinger Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 - 8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.


EMMA LUCILLE KIMME

 

Emma Lucille Kimme, age 80, of Donnellson, passed away Saturday at her home.  Graveside services for 80 year-old Emma Lucille Kimme will be today (Monday) at 1:30 PM at Donnellson Cemetery.  The Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.


 

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