02-17-2009

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BOND COUNTY SENIOR RECEIVES GOOD CITIZEN AWARD

 

Greenville High School senior David Brooks was recently named by the Daughters of the American Revolution to receive their Good Citizen Award.  High School Principal Kevin Cochrane said David is a tremendous student and roll model.  He has been the manager for the basketball team and always helped out at school whenever he could.  Coach Cantrell really appreciated David's help as manager and also at the awards ceremonies following the sports seasons.  Cochrane said he and the school are proud of David's accomplishments and this honor in particular.  He said he looks forward to great things from David as he moves on with his future plans.  David was one of three nominees for the award, selected by the high school teachers.  The finalist was chosen by a senior class vote.


GREENVILLE PRISON HIRING

 

The Federal Bureau of Prisons is currently recruiting for correctional officers at the Federal Correctional Institution in Greenville.  Applicants will be responsible for supervising federal male and female offenders confined at FCI Greenville.  The position offers a benefit package, a 20-year retirement plan as well as starting pay of $37,000. You must apply online at www.usajobs.gov


NONTRADITIONAL STUDENT ENROLLMENT INCREASES AT GREENVILLE COLLEGE

 

Greenville College has seen a 13 percent increase in graduate and adult program enrollment from 2007 to 2008.  Dr. Pepper Dill, Senior Vice President of Enrollment Management, credits the current economy situation with causing more adults to examine the benefit of higher education.  The increase in the numbers of nontraditional students is likely to continue as the economy struggles to recover.  To prepare for the trend, Greenville College increased programs for 2009, catering to nontraditional students.  Peoria is a new location for a degree completion program and the partnership with Kaskaskia College is being expanded.  An increase in federal financial assistance may also help students with tuition costs.


COLLECTION OF MERCURY SWITCHES DOUBLE

 

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Doug Scott reports that additional mercury is being removed from the environment through a recycling and collection program for vehicle mercury switches.  The number of switches collected doubled in 2008 due in part to an incentive program that started last year.  The Illinois Mercury Switch Removal Act became law in 2006, requiring auto-makers to develop a free mercury collection program.




OBITUARIES

DONALD D SPRADLING

 

71 year-old  Donald D. Spradling of Greenville passed away Saturday Feb. 14th at Hope Hospice House in Fort Myers, FL. Funeral Services for Donald Spradling are pending with Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.


 

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