BOND COUNTY BOARD MEETING RESULTS
The Bond County Board met Tuesday morning and received the Sheriff's report for July. Over 8800 dollars in fees were collected and paid to the Bond County Treasurer.
The Board approved a Lincoln Day Proclamation stating that September 13th, 2008 will be designated as Abraham Lincoln Day in Bond County to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's visit. The county board urges residents to attend the anniversary celebration, September 13th, at the Hoiles-Davis Museum in Greenville. The next Bond County Board meeting will be Tuesday, September 16th, at 7:30 PM.
MULBERRY GROVE MEMORIAL DEDICATION
A large crowd gathered in front of the Mulberry Grove High school Sunday afternoon to pay tribute to three Mulberry graduates who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Taps played and a retired army two-star general spoke of that war, many years ago, that took the lives of over 50 thousand Americans including Specialist Mike J. Scott killed in action in 1968 in Vietnam, Staff Sargent Ronald E. Shipley killed in 1969 and Sargent James L. Scroggins killed in 1973. The three, all graduates of Mulberry Grove, were honored as a monument to their sacrifice was dedicated near the front door of the high school. A committee of Veterans including Dan Steiner, Dan Willis, Jerry Short and Jim Blankenship worked to make that monument a reality. You can view that tribute, now unveiled for all to see, in front of the High School in Mulberry Grove.