6-8-2009

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ARREST MADE IN CC FOOD MART ROBBERY IN CARLYLE

 

An arrest has been made for the Thursday morning robbery of the CC Food Mart on Rt. 127 in Carlyle. According to the Carlyle Police Department, 20 year-old  Nickolus A. McPherson, who has two addresses, one in Edwardsville the other in Glen Carbon, is in custody. McPherson initially was arrested by a Glen Carbon Police officer. McPherson allegedly went to CC Food Mart early Thursday morning, acted as if he was going to pump gas but didn't. He allegedly came back one hour later on foot and allegedly committed the armed robbery. McPherson is currently in custody at the Clinton County Jail on a $250,000 Bond and is awaiting formal charges from the Clinton County State's Attorney on Monday, June 8.


GREENVILLE PASTOR GETS NATIONAL AWARD

 

Reverend Darryl Bolen, of the Greenville First Christian Church, was in Washington D.C. Wednesday morning, June 3, to receive a special award from the U.S. Attorney General, on behalf of the Department of Justice.  Darryl serves as Chairman of the FCI Greenville Community Relations Board.  Greenville FCI Warden Audi Sherrod explained that the White House called the Attorney General, who contacted the Director of the Bureau of Prisons and finally the word came to Greenville that Darryl was to be honored with the award for his work with FCI Greenville. Sherrod went on to say that Darryl has been a wonderful asset for FCI Greenville and also for the entire community.  He is always helping others and it is nice for him to be recognized by Washington DC for his work here in Greenville.


VANDALISM AT HIGHLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH

 

Highland Police are investigating a vandalism case involving a local church. Around 2:00 PM Thursday, June 4, someone at Highland Community Church, located at 2307 Broadway, discovered obscenities painted on the church's door. These obscenities disparaged religious beliefs. At this time the vandalism is under investigation.

 

 

 

 

ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECKS SCHEDULED FOR JUNE

 

With summer weather, there is always an increase in outdoor activities.  Captain Jerry Culp, with the District 11 Illinois State Police, said roadside safety checks would be held in the Metro-East area in St. Clair, Madison, Monroe, Bond, and Clinton Counties during June.  Culp said the likelihood of coming across one of these safety checks, encourages motorists to arrange for designated drivers and to keep their consumption of alcohol within allowable limits.

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BOND COUNTY HOMEMAKERS SHOLARSHIPS

 

Two Sorento girls have each received a $500 scholarship from the Bond County Homemakers Association. Tiffany Lurkins, daughter of Ron and Susan Lurkins, is active on Student Council, Pep Club, FFA, Prom Committee and the National Honor Society. She is also active in the Bond County 4-H program and plans to attend Illinois State University. Laura Denson, daughter of David and Melodie Denson is active in Marching Band, Concert Band, Pep Band, School Musicals and Costume Design. She is also active in the Bond County 4-H program and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Laura plans to attend Kaskaskia College. To be eligible for this $500 scholarship, students must attend a Bond County High School or neighboring county high school, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 to 4.0, two letters of reference, photo, financial need and a letter or transcipt indicating which college they will be attending this fall.



 

 

U.S. HISTORY OF AGRICULTURE AND LINCOLNS CONTRIBUTIONS

 

A very unique Illinois exhibit, that is opening soon, chronicles agriculture history along with contribution made by President Abraham Lincoln. The exhibit entitled "The Agricultural Vision of Abraham Lincoln" opens June 15, at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in downtown Springfield. On display is a homemade oxen yolk, reportedly made by Lincoln. Also in the exhibit are a letter from George Washington, just before his death, discussing gardening, an original 1918 John Deere all-wheel-drive tractor and an 1853 plow made by John Deere. Many, many other items and artifacts are also on display. Lincoln appointed the first U.S. Agriculture Secretary and supported several federal programs to modernize farming. The exhibit, in the Museum's Illinois Gallery, runs until August 31, 2010.

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OBITUARIES

MARJORIE J TURNER

 

Marjorie J. Turner, age 86, of Highland passed away on Thursday, June 4th at Faith Care Center/Faith Countryside Homes in Highland. Funeral Services for Marjorie Turner will be 10am Tuesday, June 9th at Hope Lutheran Church in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Visitation is Monday from 4PM to 8PM at Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Tuesday from 9 to 10am at Hope Lutheran Church. Memorials can be made to Education Plus at Highland Community Schools.


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