11-04-2009

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COUNCILMAN WILL BOYD MAKES THE BALLOT

 

According to Greenville City Councilman Will Boyd, he successfully attained the required number of signatures and was placed on the ballot for the U S Senate just before 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 2, the deadline for filing.  Boyd said he arrived at the State Election Board Office at 4:59pm with signatures and filing papers and his name will be at the bottom of the list of candidates.


SMITHBORO VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

The Smithboro Village Board met Monday night. Ladies Auxiliary member Deloris Scott stated the need for the town hall roof to be repaired. Mayor Laura Kennedy said they had two bids on repairing the roof and would make a decision on this soon. The village board announced it will be flushing fire hydrants on
Saturday, November 7 starting at 11:30 a.m. Board members unanimously agreed to give a resolution of support for Jerry Coleman and Donald Roach as fire department board trustees. The Ladies Auxiliary annual Christmas party will be Sunday, December 6 at 1:00 p.m. Mayor Kennedy reminded everyone that bids for mowing need to be in by November 20.

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NATIONAL RECESSION PUSHES UNEMPLOYMENT RATES HIGHER

 

Unemployment rates for September in all 12 Illinois metro areas were above previous-year levels for the 28th consecutive month, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security.  The September 2009 unemployment rate for the Illinois Section of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical area was 9.9 percent, up from 7.2 percent in September 2008.  Over the same time period, the rate in Bond County increased from 6.8 - 9.3 percent.  Unemployment rates increased in Clinton County from 6.3 - 7.9 percent, in Madison County, 7.0 - 9.7 and in St. Clair County the rate went from 8.1 - 10.8 percent, the highest in the area.  Sectors that showed an increase in employment include retail trade, educational and health services, transportation warehousing and utilities, and leisure and hospitality.

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE FIRING RANGES OPENED TO HUNTERS

 

The Illinois State Police recently announced the "Open Range Program." This program opens firing ranges to hunters on Saturday, November 14 for sighting-in and test firing their shotguns in a safe environment for the upcoming deer season. According to an Illinois State Police spokesman, "The Open Range Program is another great way for hunters to hone their skills and practice safety by making sure their firearm is in proper working order and sighted accurately." The firing ranges in Effingham and Pawnee will be available to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For a list of other firing ranges opened across the state, call 217-782-6637.

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SPORTS

LADY COMETS LOSE AT SECTIONALS

 

The Greenville Lady Comets lost last night in a sectional match in Columbia against Staunton, 26-24 and 25-19. It was a very close match but the Lady Comet's season has come to an end. They were Regional Champions this year. Congratulations on a great season Lady Comets and coaches.


OBITUARIES

DANIEL HOLLENKAMP

 

Daniel N. Hollenkamp, age 47, of Aviston, passed away Tuesday, November 3. A funeral Mass for 47 year-old Daniel Hollenkamp will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Aviston. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Hempen Funeral Home in Aviston.


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