03-10-2009

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COMMUNITY MOURNS AFTER SHOOTING AT MARYVILLE CHURCH

 

According to Madison County State's Attorney William Mudge, charges have been made in the weekend shooting of a Maryville Pastor.  27 year-old Terry Sedlacek was charged Monday with two counts of alleged murder and two counts of alleged aggravated battery following his attack on 45 year-old Pastor Fred Winters and two parishioners who tackled Sedlacek.  Police officers from various departments in Madison County responded to the scene Sunday morning after Sedlacek allegedly walked into the church during the 8:15 sermon and began firing at the pastor.  When two male parishioners attempted to stop Sedlacek, he took out a knife and stabbed himself in the throat and wounded the two men.  The two injured men were taken to area hospitals where one remains in serious condition. Pastor Winters died on the way to Saint Louis University Hospital. Sedlacek remains in the hospital. When released, he will be transferred to the Madison County Jail in Edwardsville where he will be held without bond.   


WOMAN DRIVES THROUGH DMV

 

The Department of Motor Vehicles in Schram City is still closed after a car drove through the side of the building.  February 25, 85 year-old Jewel McFarlin was headed west on School Street when she missed the parking lot of the DMV.  She made a u-turn to enter the parking lot and bumped the curb. She then accelerated and crashed through the building, driving over chairs in the waiting room and coming to rest at the counter.  Fortunately there were only minor injuries. According to Hillsboro Police Chief Satterlee, the building is privately owned and a reopening date is unknown.  Workers have been displaced to the Department of Motor Vehicles in Greenville, Vandalia and Carlyle.  McFarlin did not get her license renewed. 

 


VOTERS NEED TO GET REGISTERED

 

With the upcoming April 7 election, County Clerk Randy Reitz encourages voters to get registered.  Today, March 10, is the last day to get registered.  Voters are asked to come to the Bond County Clerk’s office, on the Greenville Square, to get ready for April 7. Requests for absentee ballots start this week and early voting begins March 16.  Get registered at the County Clerk's office, open weekdays from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

 


CLINTON COUNTY MAN RECEIVES TOP HONORS

 

A humbled and appreciative Darryl Brinkmann accepted the 2009 American Soybean Association Lifetime Achievement Award at Commodity Classic in Grapevine, Texas, in late February.  Brinkmann has been a soybean grower from Carlyle for the past 20 years.  Darryl's dedication to soybean farmers includes time spent serving as president of ISA, vice president of ASA and chairman of the National Bio-diesel Board. Brinkmann still serves as ASA's representative on the NBB board and as director for the Illinois Farm Bureau.

 


4-H DAY WITH THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

 

The eighth annual 4-H day with the Cardinals has been announced. Illinois and Missouri 4-H members, parents, volunteers and alumni will gather on Saturday, May 23, at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals are playing the Kansas City Royals that afternoon. 4-H members and their leaders, who purchase tickets for the game, will have the opportunity to participate in a parade around the stadium outfield. Pre-game ceremonies include a recitation of the 4-H pledge and ceremonial first pitches. Tickets are $21 each and must be purchased for the 4-H day with the Cardinals order form. To get this form, go to a University of Illinois Extension Office or the web site www.4-h.uiuc.edu. There will also be a raffle for prizes that include game tickets, a chance to throw out the first pitch, autographed baseballs and more. Raffle participation information is on the order form. 


LEM RHODES CANCER FOUNDATION TO MEET

 

The Lem Rhodes Cancer Foundation Board of Directors will hold their next regular monthly meeting at noon on Thursday, March 19. The lunch meeting will be in the Greenville Regional Hospital Administration Boardroom. The Lem Rhodes Cancer Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that helps support residents of Bond County who are battling cancer.




OBITUARIES

LLOYD E. WOKER

 

Lloyd E. Woker, age 77, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, March 8, at St. Luke's Hospital.  Funeral services for Lloyd Woker will be Wednesday, at 11:00 AM, at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery with full military honors.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 - 8:00 PM Tuesday at the fueral home. Memorials are suggested to the Our Reedemer Building Fund or the First Christian Church.

 

JOHN L. TURNER

 

John L. Turner, age 92, of Chesterfield, Missouri, formerly of Hamel, passed away Thursday, March 5, at Brook View Nursing Home in Maryland Heights, Missouri.  Funeral arrangements for John Turner are pending at Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel.


 

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