04-21-2009

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DR. LARRY LINAMEN NAMED ELEVENTH GREENVILLE COLLEGE PRESIDENT

 

After a yearlong search, the Greenville College Board of Trustees unanimously elected Dr. Larry Linamen the eleventh president of Greenville College.  Currently the executive vice-president of Crichton College in Memphis, TN, Linamen succeeds retired president Dr. V. James Mannoia and interim president Dr. Edwin Blue.

 

"It is with great joy that we welcome Dr. Linamen to Greenville College," said Board of Trustees Chair Rebecca Smith.  "Dr. Linamen brings a strong commitment to Christ, along with extensive leadership talents and a superb track record of accomplishment in higher education which will facilitate Greenville College in the coming years." 

 

Search Committee Chairman Craig W. Tidball said, "Through every interaction and every interview with Dr. Linamen, it became clear he is the right fit for the responsibilities and duties of president of Greenville College."

 

Linamen received Bachelors Degrees in Business Administration and Accounting from Anderson University, and a Masters Degree and a Doctors Degree in Business and Educational Administration from Ball State.  Previous posts include Dean of Graduate Business Programs at Taylor University, Provost at Colorado Christian University and Provost at Dallas Baptist University.  Dr. Linamen will assume his duties July 1, 2009. 

 

Chair Rebecca Smith expresses the college's appreciation for the leadership of Dr. Edwin Blue, who has served as interim president during this last year.  Dr. Blue kept the college focused on its mission and has interacted faithfully with faculty, staff, administration, students, trustees, and donors across the country.  His personal sacrifices are very much appreciated.


GOVERNOR QUINN HIGHLIGHTS INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION

 

Governor Pat Quinn and United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan showcased Illinois' strong investment in education, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  Illinois is expected to receive $3 billion in education funding for Illinois schools and could receive those dollars within the next two weeks.  To access the funding, Governor Quinn has assured the U.S Department of Education that Illinois will move toward education reform in several areas, including a data system that will track student progress from preschool through college.


GRAFTON COUPLE SENTENCED FOR MISBRANDED FISH

 

A Grafton couple has been sentenced for selling misbranded fish. 69 year-old Oliver Ready and his 61 year-old wife Janet Ready, were each sentenced to a term of 24 months probation, following their convictions of falsely identifying fish shipped in interstate commerce. 

 

The Readys operate businesses under the names Ready's Fish Market and O'Jan's Fish Stand, both located in Grafton.  Through those businesses, the fish that the Readys sold as walleye was actually Alaskan Pollock.  The market value of walleye is higher than that of the fish actually sold. 

 

Oliver was ordered to pay a fine of over $29,000 and Janet was ordered to pay nearly $24,000.  The couple was jointly ordered to pay $30,102 in restitution.

 


POCAHONTAS-OLD RIPLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPOND TO SHED FIRE

 

The Pocahontas - Old Ripley Fire Department was called to a residence on Dalenberg Road, at 11:47 AM Saturday. Someone had reported seeing smoke from the area.  According to Fire Chief Kendall Brink, the homeowner was soldering with a torch and a straw bale near a shed caught fire, which ignited the building.  The building was a total loss but there were no injuries.  The owner was present and decided the fire department should not extinguish the fire.  Firemen were on the scene for about 15 minutes.


LOCAL VOLUNTEER'S HONORED

 

The Greenville Correctional Institution (FCI) held their annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet Thursday night 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 four years volunteering at FCI. 

GIRL SCOUTS SALUTE FIRST GIRL BORN

 

Bond County Girl Scouts, from Greenville, Mulberry Grove, Pocahontas and Sorento, honored the first female infant delivered at the Greenville Regional Hospital Family Birth Center during National Girl Scout Week.  Anna Grace O'Toole was born at 8:25 the morning of March 11.

 

Proud parents are Bond County residents Patrick and Danielle O'Toole.  Anna Grace was presented with a variety of gifts, courtesy of Jane Cornelius and Girl Scout Troops 396, 417 and 804.




OBITUARIES

MARIE LORRAINE SAVAGE

 

91 year-old Marie Lorraine Savage, of Casey, Illinois, passed away April 16, at the Heartland Manor Nursing Center.  A memorial service, to honor Marie Lorraine Savage of Casey, will be held Saturday, May 16, at 10:00 AM, at the Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Manor Nursing Center in Casey, Illinois.  A private family service was held April 20, at the Robinson Cemetery.

 

DON LOWELL MASON

 

73 year-old Don Lowell Mason, of Vandalia, passed away Friday, April 17, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.  Funeral services for Don Lowell Mason will be Wednesday, April 22, at 10:00 AM, at Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia.  Visitation will be from 5:00 - 8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.  A private burial will be held at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to Shriner's Hospital in St. Louis. 

 

TRACY A. HOBBS

 

Tracy A. Hobbs, age 29, of Highland, passed away Sunday, April 19, at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland.  Funeral arrangements for 29 year-old Tracy Hobbs are pending at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


 

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