08-26-2008

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LOCAL VETERANS MEMORIAL

 

The public is invited to a monument dedication to three local Vietnam Vets.  Dan Steiner, of Mulberry Grove, has been awaiting the completion of this monument. He is excited to dedicate this memorial to three Mulberry Grove High School Alumni who lost their lives in battle. Michael Scott, Ronald Shipley and James Scroggins will be honored on Sunday, August 31st, at 2:00 PM, at the Mulberry Grove High School. The public is invited to join with the Vets' Mothers who will be there to honor their sons. The monument was purchased with donations raised from the Mulberry Grove High School Memorial Scholarship Fund. To make donations or for further information contact Dan Steiner at 567-4077  


SHED FIRE ON BOB WHITE ROAD

 

Pocahontas firefighters responded to a shed fire, at 3:54 Sunday morning, on Bob White Road, between Pocahontas and Pierron.   According to Pocahontas fire chief Kendall Brink, the building was fully engulfed when they arrived.  The building and farm machinery stored in the shed were a total loss.  Brink said the fire apparently started close to a tractor, but the cause is undetermined. Highland-Pierron firemen also responded, but returned to the station when Pocahontas firemen arrived. There were no injuries.  Firemen were on the scene for over four hours.


UNEMPLOYMENT RATES INCREASE OVER THE YEAR THROUGHOUT ILLINOIS

 

All twelve metropolitan areas in Illinois posted over-the-year unemployment rate increases, according to data released by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.  Although overall unemployment increased, the Illinois Section of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area showed an employment increase across a majority of the twelve industry sectors.  Employers added to payrolls in Educational and Health Services, Government, Retail Trade, Information, Financial Activities, Wholesale Trade and Leisure and Hospitality.  Demand for health care professionals remains robust.  Residential construction jobs decreased. 

 


DUI MEMORIAL MARKERS LAW

 

From Springfield, the Governor signed a law on Friday, allowing a relative, of someone killed by a drunk driver, to apply for a DUI memorial marker. The House bill was co-sponsored by Representative Ron Stephens (R-Highland). It provides an application to be submitted by a qualified relative with regard to any crash that occurred on or after January 1, 1990. This changes the previous law from January 1, 2003.


ANNUAL SOUTHWESTERN ELECTRIC MEETING

 

Saturday, September 6th, will be the 70th annual Southwestern Electric Cooperative Meeting.   There will be lots of activities for the whole family. It starts off with breakfast at 7:30, then the meeting gets underway at 10:00 AM with voting on some important issues. There will be lots of entertainment, music by the Swamp Daddies, Deal or no Deal, Bingo, activities and games for the kids with prizes and attendance gifts.  It's taking place at BCCU #2 Jr. High School, on September 6th

For more information contact Southwestern Electric at 800-637-8667.




TUESDAY SPORTS

 

CLUB SOCCER

 

The Bond County Soccer Club Team Fire U14, 7th and 8th graders, won their season opener over Albers on Saturday.  The final score was 4-1. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

 

The Varsity Comets boys soccer team will play their first game of the season today at home against Hillsboro.

 

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

 

The Comets golf team w ill play at Carlinville.

 

JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL

 

The Mulberry Grove Eagles baseball team will play at Brownstown. 

 

The Greenville Bluejays baseball team will host to Gillespie. 


OBITUARIES

None to Report


 

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