11-05-2009

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BOND COUNTY BOARD TO CONSIDER CONTRIBUTING MONEY TO 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS CELEBRATION

 

During the recent Bond County Board Meeting, KPD Director Jerry Sauerwein was on hand to request money for the 4th of July fireworks celebration.  Sauerwein said that for years the cost of the show has been born by the KPD,the Greenville Tourism fund and private donations.  However, with the rising cost of fireworks and the introduction of a new and safer electronic detonation system, the cost of next years show would reach $12,000.  It's Sauerwein's hope to split that cost three ways between the KPD, City Tourism money and the county.  Sauerwein said the show brings in people from all over the county and the area and that private donations have decreased over the years.  The Bond County Board did not make a decision on whether or not to donate the $4,000 but did say it would be discussed during the budget process.  The board set a special meeting to discuss the entire 2010 budget for Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. at the courthouse. 

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FREE HARVEST LUNCH FOR ILLINOIS FARMERS

 

Farm Credit Services of Illinois and the Illinois Pork Producers Association are teaming up to provide complimentary lunches to Illinois farmers during fall harvest.  Four giant grills on wheels are being used to cook 6,000 pork burgers at 47 grain elevators and agribusiness locations across the state.  Dave Owens, CEO and President of Farm Credit Services of Illinois said, "For as many consumers as each Illinois farmer feeds, it is a privilege for us to feed a few thousand farmers every fall."  The grills will be in Greenville Tuesday, November 10 at the Greenville FS and you will find the grills at the Oberbeck Grain Elevator in New Douglas Wednesday, November 11.


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ACCELERATED READING PROGRAM IN POCAHONTAS

 

At the Pocahontas Center, students involved in the Accelerated Reading Program are earning a lot of points. The program encourages students to read books and then take tests on the books they have read to accumulate points. By earning a certain amount of points, students can graduate into higher point clubs. Ashley DeSherlia is already in the 200 point club. Not far behind are two students in the 150 point club, Bradley Kalous, and Alyssa Moore. Many more students at the Pocahontas Center, by reading books, are moving up the ladder in points.

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RADON TESTING URGED IN NOVEMBER

 

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is encouraging people to check their homes this month for radon, a radioactive gas.  Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in the United States for non-smokers and has been found in every county in Illinois in nearly 40 percent of the homes tested.  Homeowners may test their homes with kits purchased at hardware or home improvement stores.  IEMA is sponsoring a radon poster contest for students ages 9-14, to help kids learn about radon and how to reduce their risk of exposure.  For more information about radon, call 1-800-325-1245.


OBITUARIES

JOHN R. WATSON

 

John R. Watson, age 65, of Pocahontas, passed away Tuesday, November 3 at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services for 65 year-old John Watson will be Saturday, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Alhambra.  Burial will be in Harris Cemetery, also in Alhambra.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church.  The Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra is in charge of arrangements.

 

CLEDA EILEEN PHILIPPI

 

Cleda Eileen Philippi, age 91, of Highland, formerly of rural New Douglas, passed away Wednesday, November 4 at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.  Funeral services for 91 year-old Cleda Eileen Philippi will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston.  Burial will be in Spangle Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

BETTY MCINTOSH PASQUALONE 

 

Betty McIntosh Pasqualone, age 85, of Swansea, passed away Tuesday, November 3 at Four Fountains Nursing Center in Belleville.  Funeral services for 85 year-old Betty Pasqualone will be Saturday, at 1:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  The family will welcome friends from 11:00 a.m. Saturday until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice.  Betty Pasqualone is the sister of Donna Frueh of Greenville.


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