10-15-2009

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GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL TALKS RECYCLING

 

A short agenda turned into a long Greenville City Council meeting as a debate over how the city would be conducting curb-side recycling resulted in a 3 to 2 vote to proceed with a recycling plan.  The nay votes were more about how the new agreement with the city's trash contractor would work. The final agreement freezes residential and business trash rates at the current level for seven years and the contractor, the Doty Company, will furnish the recycling containers and empty them once a week for a mandatory charge of $4.25 per month per customer. The City also hopes to get some money from Bond County's tipping fee which collects a tax when refuse is deposited at any landfill in the county. And City Manager Dave Wiley was asked to form a system that could help and identify any resident who might need help paying the extra charge on their garbage bill.  

 

In other action, the council bought a new 2-ton dump truck, annexed the former Four Seasons building and 11 and a half acres, on Route 40 just east of McDonalds, into the city and approved the appointment of John Goldsmith to the Tourism Commission. 

GREENVILLE COLLEGE HOMECOMING

 

The Greenville College Homecoming and Parents Weekend is set for this weekend October 16-18. A Friday morning homecoming chapel will feature Greenville College Alumnus Scott Giffen. Friday night there will be a home volleyball game against Robert Morris College with a concert following. On Saturday, the President's road race starts at 8:00 a.m. Later Saturday, a men's alumni soccer game and women's alumni volleyball game are scheduled with more alumni games later in the day and the men's and women's soccer teams will host Fontbonne University. Saturday night the football team will host MacMurray College. Class reunions begin at noon Saturday in the main dining room of the Armington Center. The evening will wrap-up with a concert at 9:00 p.m. featuring student bands. For more information and a complete list of homecoming activities, call 664-6513.

 

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MAN ARRESTED WITH GUN AT FACILITY IN MARION

 

A man allegedly entered the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in Marion with a gun and threatened employees. According to a press release from the United States Attorney's office for the southern district of Illinois, Mark N. Harmon, age 29, of Shawneetown, was charged with one count of possession of a firearm on federal property with the intent to commit a crime. The complaint alledges that on October 9, in the early morning hours, Harmon entered the hospital with a gun and issued threats. He then left in his vehicle but was stopped by law enforcement officers. In Harmon's vehicle was a handgun, a magazine with 13 rounds of ammunition and an additional 13 rounds of loose ammunition. If convicted, Harmon faces up to five years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine and three years supervised release.


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MULBERRY GROVE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET

 

The Mulberry Grove Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the school library.  The agenda includes Principals' and Superintendent's reports, approval of the library program, district report card data and a closed session.

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OBITUARIES

ETHEL M. SEARS

 

Ethel M. Sears, age 82, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, October 14 at her home.  Graveside funeral services for 82 year-old Ethel Sears will be today at 11:00 a.m., at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Coffeen.  Memorials are suggested to the Mary Martha Sunday School Class at the First United Methodist Church.  Young Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

 

JOYCE M. WALL

 

Joyce M. Wall, age 82, of Jacksonville, formerly of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, October 14 at Barton W. Stone Home in Jacksonville.  Graveside services for 82 year-old Joyce Wall will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials are suggested to the Mia Ware Foundation.  The Williamson-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Jacksonville is in charge of arrangements.


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