9-25-2008

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VANDALIA MAYOR ASKS PUBLIC TO HELP KEEP STATE HOUSE OPEN

 

The Old State Capitol in Vandalia, which was to close to the public because of lack of state funding, may still remain open. A House bill before the Illinois legislature requires the restoration of certain appropriations to the Historic Preservation Agency that were reduced or vetoed by the Governor. The Old State Capitol was on that list.

Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman encourages area residents to contact state legislators immediately to help restore funding cuts for the Vandalia State House. It’s important to tourism in Illinois. Tourism is the second engine of economics in Illinois. Deterring people from coming to Illinois to see these historical sights is a major concern. He is not only concerned about the Old Capital Building in Vandalia, but all historical sights threatened by the budget cuts.  To write a letter and voice your opinions, go to the website at:   www.ILGA.gov


3RD ANNUAL AUTUMN ART WALK

 

Our Common Ground's 3rd Annual Autumn Art Walk will be September 26th, from 5:00 - 9:00 PM, in downtown Greenville.  There will be quilts on display, pottery demonstrations, musical entertainment, work by local artists, and a dinner theater type presentation.  For more information, check the internet at: OCGart.org.


ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL IN BREESE HOSTS ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP

 

St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese will host an Alzheimer's Association Support Group meeting the fourth Thursday of each month.  The next meeting is today (9/25) at 1:30 PM, in the Senior Renewal area of the hospital HealthPlex.  The meeting is for those who care for persons with dementia or anyone who has a family member or friend with Alzheimer's.  There is no charge.  For more information, call 618-526-5698.

 


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CAMPUS SAFETY WEEK BRINGS AUTO ROLLOVER SIMULATOR

 

As part of National Campus Safety Awareness Month,

Tom Kearns, Director of Campus Safety at Greenville College, wants to prove that seatbelts do save lives. This Friday, from 1:00-4:00 PM, the Illinois State Police will be bringing their automobile rollover simulator to Greenville College to signify the dangers of not wearing seatbelts. The simulator will have crash test dummies in the driver and passenger seats and will show the impact of a vehicle rolling over while the dummies are not strapped in, and then the State Police will show the same rollover while the dummies are strapped in with seatbelts. Kearns encourages the community to come out and watch the rollover simulator and take the opportunity to talk to the State Police. The presentation is open to the public.   


TOURISM MEETING TONIGHT

 

The City of Greenville Tourism Committee will meet on Thursday, Sept 25th at 7:00 PM at the Municipal Building. A funding request for the Our Common Ground Autumn Art Walk will be on the agenda.


SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

 

The Varsity Lady Comets volleyball team beat Hillsboro in three games earlier this week.  The JV team lost to Hillsboro.  The Greenville Lady Comets will next play at Staunton today

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

 

Mulberry Grove at St. Elmo

 

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS

 

Greenville Lady Comets host Centralia

 

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS FRESHMAN FOOTBALL

 

Greenville Comets at Pana

 

JUNIOR HIGH BOYS BASEBALL

 

Greenville Bluejays at Carlyle Middle School

 

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER

 

Greenville Comets host Carlinville

 

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS GOLF

 

Greenville Lady Comets host Carlyle

 

JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

Mulberry Grove Lady Eagles at Vandalia Invitational Tournament


OBITUARIES

HARRY GWALTNEY 

 

Harry Gwaltney, age 83, of Sorento, passed away Sunday, September 21st, in rural Bond County.  Private family graveside services will be at Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento.  There will be no visitation.  The Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento is in charge of arrangements.


JAMES C. GRAVES

  

James C. Graves, formerly of Greenville, passed away on Thursday, Sept 18th.  Kutis South County Chapel was in charge of the funeral services for James C. Graves. Interment was at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Greenville.


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