6-25-2009

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BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING CLOSED SESSION

 

After the recent Bond County Community Unit 2 Board of Education meeting, several personnel decisions were made, including the hiring of new teachers. Cara Gramlich was hired to teach first grade, Rebecca Wittig as Title-1 reading aide, Ashley Weathers - special education program aide, and Patricia White - special education teacher. The district will post a vacancy for a custodial position.


HEAT WAVE CLAIMS LIVE IN MADISON COUNTY

 

Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn is investigating the death of a 61 year-old Glen Carbon woman who has apparently fallen victim to the heat wave. Catherine J. Smith of Glen Carbon was found unresponsive at her home late Tuesday evening. The investigation of the mobile home revealed a temperature of over 90 degrees where she was found shortly before midnight.  An air conditioner was present but was not functioning. The preliminary cause of death is hypothermia or heat stroke. Coroner Nonn reminds everyone "even as sweltering as temperatures are, people do not realize how badly they are suffering until it is too late, make sure that your friends, family, and neighbors are actually staying cool"


MORE FROM THE BOND COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

 

At the recent Bond County Community Unit 2 Board of Education meeting, an update of the renovations was presented. The football field goalposts have been purchased and will be installed soon. The new scoreboard will be installed when weather permits. New locker room additions, sidewalks and fences are almost done and the AG Building abatement project was finished last week. The board approved the purchase of surveillance cameras for the Greenville High School that will record 24 hours a day.

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MORE VETS ELIGIBLE FOR HEALTH CAR BENEFITS

 

As of June 15, veterans whose income exceeded the previous VA means test by up to 10 percent are now able to join the system.  According to Congressman John Shimkus, "This will allow approximately 266,000 more veterans to enroll in VA health care."  Veterans who have applied for VA health care but were rejected due to income at any point in 2009 will have their applications reconsidered.  Those who applied before 2009, but were rejected due to income, must reapply.  For more information, call 877-222-8387.


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TEXAS MAN CONVICTED ON COCAINE CHARGES

 

Luis Galvan-Mena, age 47, of Fort Worth, Texas was convicted by a jury June 18, of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.  The Effingham County Sheriff's Department arrested Galvan-Mena December 14, 2007, after deputies discovered approximately 70 kilograms of cocaine in the trailer of his semi truck. Galvan-Mena is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a fine of up to $4 million and at least five years supervised release.  Sentencing is set for October 16, 2009.


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