6-29-2009

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THOUSANDS PAY RESPECTS DURING JOSH MELTON PROCESSION

 

Staff Sergeant Joshua Allen Melton, age 26, of Germantown, was killed Friday, June 19 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  Melton's body was flown to Mid-America Airport Thursday where it was met by an honor guard of police officers.  According to Aviston Police Office Kyle Markus, who was part of the honor guard, the procession stretched for at least 3-4 miles and took about 2 ½ hours enroute from the airport to Breese. Markus said that more than 300 units, representing area police departments comprised the honor guard procession.  Thousands of people lined the streets to pay their respects as the procession passed.  The turnout of huge crowds impressed Markus who expressed his thanks to everyone for their support and respect to the fallen serviceman.


BROWNSTOWN MAN FOUND DEAD

 

Terry L. Beever, of rural Brownstown, was found dead Wednesday, June 24, in a camper near his home.  Beever had received a single shotgun blast to the chest and was pronounced dead at 1:45 PM by Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen.  The Fayette County Coroner, Sheriff's Department, and the Illinois State Police are investigating the shooting.  

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OPEN FORUM WITH THE KC PRESIDENT AND BOARD CHAIR

 

You are invited to join Kaskaskia College President Dr. Jim Underwood and Board of Trustees Chairman Bill Hawley for an "Open Forum" at the KC Workforce Center located at 325 S. Poplar in Centralia.  The Forum will be Monday, June 29 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM and refreshments will be served.  For more information, call 545-3182.


SUE ANN NELSON NAMED GREENVILLE FINANCE DIRECTOR/CITY CLERK

 

Sue Ann Nelson has accepted the position of Finance Director / City Clerk for the City of Greenville.  Sue is a native of Bond County and a graduate of Greenville High School and Greenville College.  She brings experience in management, finance, human resources, accounting, and technology to this new position.  Mrs. Nelson will officially begin work July 13 following an official appointment by the mayor and approval from the city council.

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DUDLEY SMITH FARM BEEF COW-CALF FIELD DAY

 

The Dudley Smith Farm will be the host site for a Beef Cow-Calf Field Day tomorrow, June 30th. The Field Day will feature the research of Dr. Garry Lacefield, a Forage Specialist in the area of forage selection and management in rotational grazing programs. Gary Letterly, a U of I Extension Christian County Natural Resources Management Educator, will provide updates and program introductions. Ed Ballard, a retired U of I Extension Animal Systems Educator, will discuss the performance of cool season grasses in local grazing trails and give a report on grazing corn stalks. Mike Vincent, a U of I Department of Crop Sciences Doctoral candidate, will give an update on the development of a tropical maize project for livestock feeding as a potential bio-energy crop.


BOND COUNTY 4-H CAT AND DOG SHOWS

 

The University of Illinois Extension annual 4-H cat and dog shows were Saturday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 23, at the Bond County Fairgrounds.  The Best of Show-with Cat award was presented to Abigail Taylor and her cat Boots.  The Best of Show-without Cat award went to Katelyn Mollett, and the Best of Show for dog care was presented to Kelly File with her dog Pepper.  The Best of Show for Beginner I Dog Obedience went to Shelby Thiems, Beginner II to Kyle Klawitter, and the Novice and Senior Dog Showmanship awards to Nathan Nehrt.

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OBITUARIES

RON SCOTT

 

Ron Scott, age 81, of Smithboro, passed away Thursday, June 25 at his residence. Funeral services for 81 year-old Ron Scott will be at 11:00 AM Monday at Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday after 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Smithboro Senior Citizens.


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