04-02-2009

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CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES RESPOND TO RESIDENTS

 

A good size crowd gathered Monday night to hear from five candidates competing for three Greenville City Council seats. Kelly Ireland and Matt Roadman are running for a 2-year seat on the council. The candidates spoke about their opinions on Greenville's needs. Kelly Ireland wants residents to fill the stores around town and spend as much money as possible in Greenville. Matt Roadman wants to see more restaurants, which will provide more choices, jobs, and increased tax revenue. The Candidates Forum was sponsored by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce.


CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

 

The Bond County Habitat for Humanity is hosting a charity basketball game this weekend to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The event will be this Saturday at 7:00 PM, at the Greenville High School Gym. The game features students from Greenville High School along with students in the 7th and 8th grades from Greenville, Pocahontas and Sorento. They will take on coaches from all four schools. At halftime, there will be a 3-point shooting exhibition along with a slam dunk exhibition. Greenville's Rutger Neece, who placed second in the state slam dunk contest, will also show off his skills. Proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity and tickets may be purchased at Watson's Drug Store or at any Bond County Unit #2 school.

 

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SENATOR KYLE MCCARTER ON ILLINOIS JOBS

 

New State Senator Kyle McCarter, who filled State Senator Frank Watson's seat, said that the Senate and House of Representative leaders met with Governor Pat Quinn and major business associations to talk about creating and maintaining jobs in Illinois. Business leaders stressed the importance of fair tax policies, a reduction in state spending and the need for health care reforms. Many businesses and groups are concerned with the Governor's proposed 50% income tax rate increase for businesses, saying it would hurt those that are already struggling to stay afloat in today's economy. They want lawmakers to work with them and not against them.


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DINNER AND A SHOW AT MULBERRY GROVE HIGH SCHOOL

 

Mulberry Grove High School students and adults will present a double-feature dinner theatre beginning Thursday evening, April 2, at 6:00 PM.  Performances will continue each evening through Sunday, April 5.  Friday and Saturday evening performances will begin at 6:00 PM and Sunday's performance will begin at 5:00 PM.  The plays are murder mysteries with audience participation.  The Scholar Bowl Team and the Rocket Club are sponsoring the production.  Adult tickets at $12.00, students ages 10-18 with student ID are $10.00, and Kindergarten through 10 years old are $8.00.  Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling the school at 326-8221. 

 

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SENIORS COMPUTER COLLEGE CLASS OFFERED

 

Kaskaskia College will offer a "Seniors Computer College Part II" class at the Greenville Education Center on Third Street, Tuesday evenings April 7 - May 5, from 6:30 - 9:30 PM.  Students over 60 may register at no cost.  The cost for students under 60 is $73.00.  For more information, or to register for the class, call 545-3255.


OBITUARIES

JOHN B. COLVIN, JR.

 

John B. Colvin, Jr., age 32, of Trenton, passed away Sunday, March 29 at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese.  A memorial Mass for 32 year-old John Colvin, Jr. will be Thursday, at 10:00 AM, at St. Mary Church in Trenton.  Friends may call Thursday from 8:00 - 9:45 AM, at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.  Memorials are suggested to the Mater Dei High School football program.

 

KATHERINE W. "KAY" MARQUIS

 

Katherine W. "Kay" Marquis (Mark-us), age 88, of Alton passed away Monday, March 30 at her home. Funeral services for Katherine "Kay" Marquis will be Thursday at 11:00 AM, at the Gent Funeral Home in Alton.   Memorials are suggested to the Alton Memorial Hospital Cancer Center or to the family.  Kay Marquis was the mother of Clyde H. Marquis of Greenville.

 

BARBARA A. SCHMITT

 

Barbara A. Schmitt, age 69, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, March 31 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Highland.  Funeral arrangements for 69 year-old Barbara Schmitt are pending at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


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