5-07-2009

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COUNTY TO START SEARCH FOR RECYCLING COORDINATOR

 

At the most recent Bond County Board meeting, a further discussion was held on the search for a recycling coordinator for the county.  Last year the board levied a tipping fee on landfills in the county.  The money raised from the tipping fee is to fund recycling projects.  Although the final job description has not been made, the preliminary one shows the coordinator would be responsible for implementing recycling programs, coordinating with waste haulers, researching and applying for recycling related grants, working with local citizens interested in helping recycling in Bond County, and scheduling and organizing special waste collection and recycling events.  Compensation for the job has not been set yet, but the board is working with funds from the tipping fee and stated that this would not be a full-time position.  It is hoped that a finalized job description and compensation will be agreed on in the next county board meeting later this month.


NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER  

 

The 58th National Day of Prayer will be celebrated at various locations in Bond County Thursday, May 7. Events are scheduled in Keyesport, at the United Methodist Church, starting at 7:00 PM, at the Tamalco Christian Church from 6:00 to 10:00 AM with a come-and-go breakfast buffet, at the United Methodist Church in Mulberry Grove, starting at 6:30 AM with a breakfast and program to follow and in Greenville on the south courthouse lawn at noon. In case of rain, the courthouse lawn program will be at the Central Christian Church.

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STROKE AWARENESS EVENT COMING SOON

 

May is National Stroke Awareness Month and Greenville Regional Hospital and the Bond County Health Department have teamed up to host a community education event entitled "Stroke Awareness and Risk Management."  The event will be Tuesday, May 12 in the hospital's Community Room.  There will be two sessions, the first from 8:00 - 10:00 AM and the second from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.  Pre-registration is required but there is no fee to attend.  To register or for more information, call 664-1230, ext. 3551.

 


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CARLYLE LAKE - KASKASKIA NAVIGATION PROJECT RECEIVES STIMULUS FUNDS

 

The Army Corps of Engineers will use funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for Carlyle Lake Civil Works Program projects.  279.4 million dollars have been allocated to the St. Louis Engineer District, which includes Illinois and Missouri.  Projects chosen for funding in the Carlyle Lake and Kaskaskia Navigation Projects are focused around the critical missions of environmental stewardship, recreation, flood risk management and navigation.  For more information, contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at 618-594-2484.

 

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DIAL 3 SCREENINGS FOR BOND COUNTY

 

A special screening program, Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning, also known as DIAL-3, will be offered again this spring. Pre-school children, 3 and 4 years of age, who live in the Bond County district and have not been previously screened, are eligible for the tests. These tests measure the child's motor development and the ability to express feelings and thoughts. The development in each of these areas may be vital to having a successful school experience. The tests are scheduled for Friday, May 8 in Mulberry Grove, Monday, May 11 in Sorento, Tuesday, May 12 in Pocahontas and Friday, May 15 in Greenville. These tests take less than an hour, and a school social worker will review the tests with the parents after the screening.  Call 664-5009 to make an appointment.


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