8-31-2009

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HOUSE BLESSING

 

Habitat for Humanity presented the finished home, in Pocahontas, to the partner family, last Thursday. It’s the fifth home built by the Bond County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.  The partner family is the Haller family.  A crowd gathered for the house blessing, key presentation and an open house of the new home.  Dave Trover lead the blessing and thanked all those involved with building the home.  The Hallers’ are a large family with many young children.  When the ribbon was cut, the young children raced to their new home.  The Haller’s also thanked everyone involved with the construction and any part of Habitat for Humanity.  Trover said the chapter hopes to build a home in 2010, but much fundraising needs to happen before the application process can begin. 

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MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO METHAMPHETAMINE CHARGES IN MARION COUNTY

 

Conrad J. Wynn, age 28, of Vernon, Illinois, pleaded guilty August 27 to a three-charge indictment in relation to the manufacture, distribution, and possession of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.  Wynn faces a sentence of not less than 10 years imprisonment up to life imprisonment, up to a $4 million fine, and not less than five years supervised release on the first two counts.  Count three has a potential sentence of up to 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release of up to three years.  The offenses occurred on March 14, 2009 in Marion County.  Sentencing is currently scheduled for December 4, 2009.

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OPERATION TEEN SAFE DRIVING PROGRAM GEARS UP FOR THIRD YEAR

 

The Operation Teen Safe Driving Program, geared towards saving lives on Illinois roadways, is getting ready for its third year.  Illinois Department of Transportation officials, representatives from the Secretary of State, the Illinois State Police and corporate sponsors joined together recently to kick off this years program.  Operation Teen Safe Driving is a statewide initiative that enlists young people to teach safe driving skills to their peers.  Public and private high schools identify major teen traffic-safety problems in their communities and propose solutions to those problems.  This program has helped Illinois achieve a dramatic 10 percent reduction in teen road fatalities in the first seven months of 2009 when compared to the same time period in 2008.  For more information about Operation Teen safe Driving and how to participate, go to www.teensafedrivingillinois.org.

 




ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECKS IN SEPTEMBER

 

According to Captain Jerry Culp, Illinois State Police from District 11 will be conducting roadside safety checks in St. Clair, Madison, Monroe, Bond and Clinton Counties during September and specifically over the Labor Day weekend.  Penalties for drinking and driving include the potential for Breathalyzer ignition interlock devices, heavy fines, driver's license suspensions, and even sentencing to county jail time.   The potential to encounter roadside safety checks encourages motorists to arrange for designated drivers, keep consumption of alcohol within allowable limits or not travel in a motor vehicle at all after drinking.

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MONDAY SPORTS

 

GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

 

The Greenville Comets soccer team won the St. Anthony tournament over the weekend.  The Comets not only went undefeated they also did not allow any goals.  Michael Schlemper scored six goals in the tournament. 

 

GREENVILLE JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL

 

The Greenville Junior High Bluejays baseball team played 5 games on Friday and Saturday.  The Bluejays played in the St. Mary’s Tournament, winning the first game against Pontiac 10-0.  The Bluejays then won the semi-final game 6-0 over St. Raymond’s.  In the championship game the Bluejays had their only lose of the weekend, dropping 11-0 to Christ the King of Springfield.  The B team also won two games one on Friday the other on Saturday.


OBITUARIES

MAXINE RIDINGS

 

Maxine L. Ridings, age 73, of Jerseyville, passed away Thursday, August 27 at Jersey Community Hospital. Funeral services for 73 year-old Maxine Ridings will be today at 11:00 a.m., at Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Visitation will be today after 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

 


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