ARMED ROBBERY IN CARLYLE
Early Thursday morning, an armed robbery occurred in Carlyle. According to Carlyle Police, at approximately 1:20 AM an armed robber entered the CC Food Mart on Route 127 North in Carlyle. The suspect came to the CC Food Mart in a red colored, possibly a Chrysler mini van with Illinois temporary registration. The suspect was going to pump gas but did not. The same individual came back to the CC Food Mart approximately one hour later and committed an armed robbery. The suspect is a black male, 6'-3" - 6’-4” tall, slim built, wearing a black and white ball cap, black ecko shirt and two necklaces, one with a super man emblem. He has three to four star tattoos on his neck, and left the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. There is a crime stopper reward, and any information may be called into the Carlyle Police Department at 594-2488.
SENIOR CENTER APPLYING FOR STATE GRANT TO HELP FUND NEW BUILDING
At the most recent Bond County Board Meeting, Anna Oestreich from the senior center and Linda Tragressor from SWIMPAC were on hand to discuss a grant the senior center is applying for to help fund a new building. It is a state grant funded by the economic stimulus package. Tragressor said that the deadline to file for the grant is Friday, in Springfield, and that the senior center will be asking for the maximum amount of money under the grant, $750,000. The county board passed a resolution of support for the Senior Center, and if the grant is received the county would be the administrator for the money.
If the grant is received, it would be a huge step toward a new senior center. The remaining money needed to build the new center would come from the capital fund of the Senior Center and USDA-Rural Development loan. Tragressor said the state could grant all or part of the $750,000, or grant no money to the project. Members of the Bond County Board voiced their support and appreciation for the work of Oestreich and Tragressor to try and bring this state grant to Bond County.
RELAY FOR LIFE IS TONIGHT TILL SATURDAY MORNING
The Relay For Life in Bond County will be held today at the Bond County Fairgrounds, starting at 3PM and lasting until 6am Saturday morning. Survivors can start registering Friday afternoon at 4PM with the dinner scheduled at 5:30PM. Opening ceremonies will start at 6:30PM with activities scheduled for all night. If your hungry, there will be VFW Fish Sandwiches, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, BBQ Beef, Hamburgers, Tacos, Hot Dogs, Snacks and treats of all kinds available. Also if anyone is willing to provide a golf cart or childs wagon for the event please call 664-9598.