02-26-2009

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STUDENTS RAISE GRAND AMOUNT AT RECENT AUCTION

 

It was a successful night Tuesday, for hard working FFA members. Over 30 students were auctioned off in an attempt to raise funds for competitions and conferences. According to Bond County teacher Steve Zimmerman, 32 students were auctioned off bringing in over $3000.  There were over 30 bidders participating and the highest bidder paid $26 an hour for an 8-hour work day.  The funds raised will be used toward FFA conventions and competitions.

 

The week continues with FFA events including dress up days and a petting zoo.

 

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NEW FUNDRAISER NEEDED FOR BOY SCOUTS

 

Local scouts will need to brainstorm new fundraising ideas. We spoke to Algren Anderson with the Greenville Boy Scouts Troop 57 about the newspaper-recycling program coming to a close after 19 years.  Algren informed us the company they were involved with, Green Fiber of St Louis, is cutting back.  Due to the economy, it is not cost effective to drive to Greenville to pick up the papers.  After March 1st, newspapers may be dropped off at the recycle bins near FS on Second Street in Greenville.

 


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NOKOMIS FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION

 

Nokomis Firemen were called to a fire Tuesday night, at 10:56.  Fire personnel responded to 400 West Front Street in Nokomis, the former Ski Factory Building, currently owned by Aumann Auctions. Nine Fire Departments, including nearly 55 firefighters, were called in to assist.  At 10:15 Wednesday morning, the building, that was unoccupied and was used to store 700-800 hay bales, was still in flames. It has been reported as a total loss. According to Fire Chief Joe Gasparich, there was no electricity or gas hooked up to the building.  The state fire marshal has been called in to investigate the cause.     

 


RECORD NUMBER VISIT GREENVILLE COLLEGE FOR PREVIEW DAY

 

Preview Day at Greenville College, February 16, drew 119 students from 14 states, the largest attendance in recent history.  The college hosted a total of 354 guests including family and friends of prospective students.  Visitors participated in campus tours, visited classes, engaged in faculty roundtable discussions, and some even spent the night in a residence hall.  Greenville College experienced a small increase in traditional student enrollment from spring 2008 to spring 2009.


OBITUARIES

MIKE GRANT

 

Mike Grant, age 51, of Sorento, passed away Monday, February 23, at his home.  Funeral arrangements for 51 year-old Mike Grant are pending at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.

 

GEORGIA A. JOHNSON

 

Georgia A. Johnson, age 76, of Greenville, formerly of northwest of Vandalia, passed away Wednesday, February 25, at Fair Oaks in Greenville.  In keeping with her wishes, no services will be held.  Memorials may be made to Bond County Hospice.  Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Hoquian, Washington.


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