7-27-2009

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HOPE TO RE-OPEN EAGLE CREEK

 

State officials are hoping to help get Eagle Creek Resort and Golf Course near Shelbyville back on it's feet. The resort was closed amidst mold problems and a pending foreclosure. State Senator, Kyle McCarter, and Representative, Bob Flider, held a meeting with local officials last recently. McCarter said he believes the resort can once again reopen if it can find qualified investors. The closing of the once popular resort earlier this month put 50 people out of work.  The Illinois Department of Natural Resources currently controls the property.


BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

 

The Bond County Unit 2 School Board of Education met recently. A recommendation from the Building and Grounds Committee to help pay for the resurfacing of Greenville College's Tennis Courts at 1/3 the cost was approved. The total cost to the School District will be $9,000.

 

Also instead of paying a contractor to relocate poles and lights at the athletic field, it was suggested that the district rent equipment and use volunteers to help save an estimated $10,000. The football scoreboard has been installed and the goalposts should arrive by August 1st.

 

The Pocahontas School's new roof has been installed along with the Greenville High School Cafeteria's roof. The new side walk at the high school should be done next week.

 

After recent minor vandalism was noticed at the Sorento school, discussion of security camera's for all schools was breifly held. The Board approved a 3 year contract to a company to furnish background checks for all new full-time hired district employees.

 

And the Illinois State Police donated "Growing Lights" valued at around $20,000 to the district to possible benefit the AG department.  sdc'

 

 

 

SCENES FROM THE AMERICAN FARM HERITAGE DAYS

 

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PICTURES COURTESY

OF TROY WALKER

 

IFB OPPOSES CAP-AND-TRADE LEGISLATION

 

The Board of Directors of the Illinois Farm Bureau has voted unanimously to oppose cap-and-trade legislation approved in the U.S. House of Representatives and scheduled for a fall vote in the U.S. Senate. The legislation would place an annual cap on allowable levels of carbon dioxide emissions by coal plants, utilities and other industries in the U.S. But if a company goes over its allowances it could buy allocations, or credits, from a company that is under its allowance.

 

The IFB oppose this legislation because it feels that the cost of farming will increase due to an increase in fuel prices, fertilizer, electricity and food processing. A U.S. Department of Agriculture report suggests net farm income will decrease by less than 1% in the short term and between 3.5% and 7.2% from 2027 to 2033 under the bill.  

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SHOAL CREEK WHITETAILS MORE DONATIONS

 

Shoal Creek Whitetails Unlimited presented a check of $1,500 to Rampart Ranges owners Tom Stiles and retired IL State Police Office Mark Owensby. This state of the art shooting range has a shop, retail showroom, education class along with a 10 point shooting range. They also have a top notch air filtration system. The monies will help in supporting shooting classes for the novice to the expert.




MULBERRY GROVE BLOOD DRIVE

 

The Mulberry Grove American Legion Post 1180, and the Mulberry Grove Firemen's Association sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday. Thirty-three persons registered with 30 units being collected. Ann Guymon was presented a two gallon pin and April Miller earned a one gallon pin.


SOUTHERN ILLINOIS CRAFT CAMP REGISTRATION

 

Registration for the Southern Illinois Craft Camp to be held in DuBois is now in progress through the University of Illinois Extension Offices. The date for Bond County participants is Thursday, September 17th. The camp is open to all and it is a day spent enjoying fellowship as well as participating in a variety crafts.  There is a registration fee that includes a morning snack and lunch. To register or for more information call the Bond Extension office at 664-3665 before August 28th.

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OBITUARIES

ELVIRA NIGGLI

 

Elvira M. Niggli age 93 of Highland passed away Thursday, July 23rd at Faith Care Center, Faith Countryside Homes in Highland. Funeral Services for 93 year-old  Elvira Niggi will be Tuesday at 10am at Grantfork United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 8PM at Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Tuesday from 9 to 10am at Grantfork United Church of Christ.

 

GERALDINE RANDLE

 

Geraldine M. Randle, age 87 of Highland passed away Thursday July 23rd at Faith Care Center in Highland. Funeral Services for 87 year-old  Geraldine Randle will be today at 11am at Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 10 to 11am at Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home.

 

JUANITA ROBINSON

 

Juanita L. Robinson, age 78 of rural Sorento passed away Thursday, July 23rd at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston MO. Funeral Services for 78 year-old Juanita Robinson will be Tuesday at 11am at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4PM until 8PM at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Old Ripley Church of Christ


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