BRADFORD NATIONAL BANK GETS TOP HONOR FROM USDA
Bradford National Bank was recently awarded top honors by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development as A Million-Dollar Lender in Illinois for the fifth consecutive year. The recognition is made annually to lenders that excel in using the federal agency's guaranteed loan program to increase home ownership. Bradford National Bank used Rural Development's guarantee to generate more than $1 million in affordable home loans in 2008. Rural Development specialist Janet Fauth said, "We are extremely pleased with Bradford National Bank's achievement. Their commitment to helping borrowers get a loan they can afford for the house they really want is not only good for the borrowers, it is good for the local economy as well."
DO NOT COUNT ON LUCK TO GET YOU HOME ST. PATRICK'S DAY
The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Police are partnering with numerous law enforcement agencies around the state through St. Patrick's Day, to remind you to act responsibly and designate a sober driver if you plan to consume alcohol. Roadside safety checks, saturation patrols and other impaired driving countermeasures will be employed to encourage using designated drivers and other safe driving techniques. Remember that luck will not get you home safely this St. Patrick's Day. Plan ahead to be safe.
ALICE M. SCHANTZ
Alice M. Schantz, age 69, of Highland, passed away Thursday, March 12, at Kindred Hospital-Bay Area Tampa in Tampa, Florida. Funeral arrangements for Alice Schantz are pending at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
MARGARET A. DERRICK
Margaret A. Derrick, age 83, passed away Thursday, March 12, at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Funeral services for Margaret Derrick will be today, March 15, at 11:00 AM, at Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in McKendree Chapel Cemetery, west of Keyesport. Memorials are suggested to the Kaskaskia College Relay For Life, the Wisetown Baptist Church or the Greenville First Christian Church.
BONNIE B. JONES
Bonnie B. Jones, age 66, of Old Ripley, passed away Friday, March 13, at Fair Oaks. Funeral services for Bonnie B. Jones will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday at Mt. Gilead Church. Burial will follow in Brown Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 - 8:00 PM Monday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Gilead Cumberland Presbyterian Church or Bond County Hospice.
SHELBY J. NOLTE
77 year-old Shelby J. Nolte, of East Alton, formerly of Smithboro passed away Friday, March 13, in Alton. Funeral services for Shelby Nolte will be at 11:00 AM Monday at the Donnell Wiegand Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM Monday until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to New Beginnings Church in Greenville. Shelby is the brother of Ada and Charles Thacker of Greenville.
ALICE C. SCOTT
86 year-old Alice C. Scott, of Greenville, passed away Friday, March 13, at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services for Alice Scott will be Monday at 4:00 PM at Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery in Pittsburg, IL. Friends may call Monday after 3:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Greenville First Christian Church or Shriner's Hospital.
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