7-23-2009

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BOND COUNTY BOARD MEETING

 

The Bond County Board held their evening July meeting Tuesday night. Pending state approval, Bond County Highway Engineer Mike McCormick will begin his second 6-year contract in September. The board voted to approve McCormick's contract. The board also voted to change eight acres, on Governor Bond Lake in Mulberry Grove Township, from agricultural zoning to residential, as Griffith Development Corporation is seeking to put a subdivision on that site. The board heard from their auditor who gave the books a clean report with a suggestion the board work on developing proceedures to avoid any fraud.  According to the auditor, the county collected 99.46 percent of taxes owed. Board members will be looking at department budget numbers over the next two weeks and will meet a half hour prior to their August 4 meeting to go over next years budgets. And they entered into an inter-governmental agreement with the Illinois Department of Transportation to put 215 thousand dollars in federal stimulus money to work on Sorento Road.

 

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REGISTRATION DATES FOR BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 SCHOOLS

 

The Bond County Unit 2 School District has announced registration dates for all Unit 2 schools. For Greenville Elementary and Greenville Jr. High, the dates are Tuesday, August 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 5, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Pocahontas and Sorento registration will be Wednesday, August 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. At the high school, Seniors may register August 5, from 8:00 a.m. to noon and Juniors, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sophomore registration is August 6, from 8:00 a.m. to noon, Freshmen, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and new high school students August 7, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Greenville Elementary students may also enroll online at www.enrollngo.co/index.php. Unit 2 classes begin Monday, August 17. Greenville High School has scheduled a Freshmen Open House on Thursday, August 13 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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DISCOUNTS AT 26TH ANNUAL BOOK FAIR

 

Final preparations are being completed for the 26th annual Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Book Fair, July 23-25 at the Greenville First Christian Church.  Most of the books will be priced at 75 cents each but there will be some special discounts on the last day of the fair.  On July 25, books will be reduced 50% from 9:00 a.m. until noon, between noon and 3:00 p.m., shoppers may fill a grocery bag for just $4.00 and after 3:00 p.m., non-profit organizations may obtain books free of charge.

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OBITUARIES

MELBA A. WEHRLE

 

Melba A. Wehrle, age 93, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, July 22 at her home.  Funeral arrangements for 93 year-old Melba Wehrle are pending at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

 

GERALDINE M. RANDLE

 

Geraldine M. Randle, age 87, of Highland, passed away Thursday, July 23 at Faith Care Center.  Funeral arrangements for 87 year-old Geraldine Randle are pending at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


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