ST. JOSEPHS HOSPITAL HIGHLAND EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
During National Hospital Week, earlier this month, St. Joseph's Hospital named its employee of the year. During the employee banquet at the Knights of Columbus Hall May 14, Carolyn Enboden was named the Hospital's "Employee of the Year." Enboden has been employed at the hospital for four years as a physical therapy assistant in the Rehabilitation Department. Also 25 employees received service awards and seven recent retirees were recognized.
GREENVILLE TRACK SENIOR STATE CHAMP
Greenville Senior Lindsey Holden became an Illinois State Track Champion Saturday. Lindsey won the IHSA girls class 1A 100 meter dash and the 400 meter dash. She was greeted with a firetruck parade when she returned to Greenville. Kylee Kidd won the 7th grade girls state title in the discus and Cameron Walter won the 8th grade boys 100 meter dash state title.
COMETS WIN REGIONALS IN BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL
The Greenville Comets Baseball team beat Carlyle 2-1 in 13 innings at the Carlyle Regional Saturday to win the championship. The Comets loaded the bases with two out and Todd Eaton was hit by a pitch to force in the winning run. They next play this Wednesday at the Greenville Sectional. Game time is 4:30 PM and will be broadcast on WGEL.
The Lady Comets softball team defeated Wesclin 2-0 to win the Greenville Regional Championship. They next play Thursday at the Newton Sectional.
The Mulberry Grove Lady Aces softball team lost 7-2 to Raymond in the Raymond Regional Championship game.
DEREK A. GARRISON
Derek A. Garrison, age 21, of Germantown, passed away Sunday, May 24, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. A Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, May 28, at 11:00 AM at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown with burial in St. Boniface Cemetery. Visitation for Derek A. Garrison will be Wednesday, May 27, from 4:00 - 9:00 PM and Thursday, May 28, from 8:00 - 10:30 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
JUSTIN R. HAAR
Justin R. Haar, age 21, of Beckemeyer passed away Sunday, May 24, in Bond County. Funeral services for Justin R. Haar will be Wednesday, May 26, at 10:00 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese with burial in Beckemeyer Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 26, from 4:00 - 9:00 PM and again on Wednesday from 8:00 - 9:45 AM at the Moss Funeral home in Breese. Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.
VICTOR GEORGE NEAL
Victor George Neal, age 82, formerly of the Sorento and Greenville areas, passed away May 21st in Wichita Falls. Funeral services for Victor George Neal were held Sunday, May 24th at the First United Methodist Church in Burkburnett. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the Scottish Rite Children's Hospital in Dallas, Texas. The Ownes and Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett is in charge of arrangements.
BOBBY E. PRICE
Bobby E. Price, age 68, of Pocahontas, passed away Friday, May 22, at Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. Visitation for Bobby E. Price will be Tuesday, May 26, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and Wednesday, from 8:00 - 11:00 AM at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.
DAVID W. RASCH
David W. Rasch, age 60, of Pocahontas, passed away Friday at the John Cochran VA Medical Center in Saint Louis, Missouri. Funeral services for David W. Rasch will be Thursday, May 28th at 10:00 AM at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, with burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8:00 - 10:00 AM Thursday at the funeral home.
BLAKE ALLEN THOLE
Blake Allen Thole, age 21, of Aviston, passed away Sunday, May 24. Funeral Mass for Blake Allen Thole will be Wednesday, May 27th at 1:30 PM at St. Francis Catholic Church in Aviston. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Hempen Funeral Home in Aviston. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in Aviston.