04-20-2009

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BOND COUNTY FAIR PLANS UNDERWAY

 

The Bond County Fair Board met April 8 in the Bradford Room.  Fred Baumberger was there for WGEL to bring you the latest information about the 2009 Bond County Fair.  The Civil War re-enactment group reported they will have at least eight horses in the re-enactment at the fair this year.  The Antique Machinery Club plans to use the area north of the beef cattle barns for antique tractors and antique engines will be displayed in the north old beef cattle barn. The board approved of holding the 4-H horse show during the fair.  Larry Tiems will be the assistant tractor-pulling superintendent and Jeffrey Schoen will be the assistant truck-pulling superintendent for the 2009 fair.

 

The FFA cattle judging will be at the fairgrounds April 17 and the fair board gave its approval for motorcycle racing at the fairgrounds on May 9 or 10.

 

Fred reminds you that there are only 111 days until the 2009 Bond County Fair.  The next fair board meeting will be Wednesday, May 13.


VOLUNTEER'S HONORED

The Greenville Correctional Institution held their annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet late last week at their training center. 88 people who volunteer their time to work with inmates were recognized during that dinner.  Pablo and Ziola Marti who work with Hispanic inmates received the volunteer of the Year award. Richard Bryant received a special award for the work his late wife Paula contributed to helping inmates. Mrs. Bryant passed away last year and spent 4 years volunteering at FCI. 

 

 

 

ORGAN DONORS PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN SAVING LIVES

 

April is National Donate Life Month.  Illinois Secretary of State Jessie White explained the importance of being an organ and tissue donor.  Currently, there are about 5,000 persons on the waiting list for an organ transplant and approximately 300 people die each year because organs do not arrive in a timely manner.  Through blood and organ donation, one person can give life, or improve the quality of life, for up to 25 persons.  White said that many times when we think of heroes, we often think of those who have performed a daring rescue of another person.  Organ and blood donors are also heroes who make a positive impact on society.  You too can be one by signing up to be a part of the organ donor program.  For more information on the Illinois Organ Donor Program, go the website at www.lifegoeson.com.

 

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SKATE PARK PROPOSALS TO BE REVIEWED

 

The Kingsbury Park District has called a special board meeting, Monday April 20, at 6:00 PM, at the Park District Office in Greenville.  The board will review skateboard park proposals. 

 



BIDS WILL BE AWARDED AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

 

The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education will meet Monday, April 20, at 7:00 PM at the Sorento Center.  Curriculum recommendations for the high school will be discussed.  Two bids will be awarded for mechanic and asbestos work.

 


 

SCIGA DISCUSSES STIMULUS

 

The next meeting of the South Central Illinois Growth Alliance is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, in the Lifelong Learning Center at Kaskaskia College in Centralia.  The board will discuss grant opportunities and how the stimulus package will benefit locally. 

 

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP TO HOST GUEST SPEAKER

 

The Diabetes Support Group, at Greenville Regional Hospital, will meet Monday, May 4, at 7:00 PM, in the dining room of the Emerald Pointe apartment complex.  Guest speaker Rosie Murrell will present a program on "Living with Diabetes."  There is no charge to attend.  For more information or to reserve a seat, call 664-1230, ext.3555.

 

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OBITUARIES

ROBERT A BRADFORD

 

Robert A Bradford, age 73 of Greenville passed away on Friday April 17th at Helia Health Care in Greenville.  Funeral services will be held for Robert A Bradford, 73 of Greenville, at 11am Tuesday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with Military Honors by American Legion Post 282.  Visitation will be from 5-8PM Monday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home. 

 

AGNES L. KANTNER

 

Agnes L. Kantner, age 75, of Highland, passed away Saturday, April 18, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.  Funeral services for 75 year-old Agnes Kantner will be Wednesday, at 10:00 AM, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 - 9:00 PM and Wednesday, from 8:00 - 9:30 AM, at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to the Highland Volunteer Fire Department.


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