11-27-2009

 




52nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR PUBLIC AUCTION ITEMS

 

The 52nd annual Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, December 5, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Greenville First Christian Church.  Coffee, homemade pastries and doughnuts will be served at 7:30 a.m. with lunch at 11:00.  Early-bird admission will be offered to patrons who make a donation of one non-perishable food item, which will be given to the local food pantry.  Early-bird hours will be 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. 

 

The public auction is always a popular attraction, offering a wide variety of items.  Six home made quilts will be available for the auction this year as well as several sports memorabilia items.  An original Bob Horsfall print will be auctioned along with an outstanding selection of antiques, collectibles and craft items.  The public auction starts at 11:30 a.m.

 

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TIME TO PREPARE FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS

 

The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police are preparing for winter driving conditions.  Snow and ice removal equipment and supplies are being readied for anticipated winter weather and you should also prepare your vehicle for winter driving and emergency situations.  Always keep your gas tank at least two-thirds full.  Check your radiator anti-freeze to be sure it is sufficient to prevent freezing.  Make sure your tires are properly inflated and have good tread.  Always carry an emergency car care kit that has jumper cables, flares or reflectors, a flashlight, windshield washer fluid, an ice scraper, traction materials, blankets, non-perishable food and a first aid kit.  If you must travel during hazardous winter conditions, always make sure someone is aware of your travel route, dress warmly in layers, carry a cell phone, wear your safety belt, and remember the safety message, "Ice and Snow-Take it Slow."

 

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2009 FIRE GRANTS REAUTHORIZATION ACT PASSES HOUSE

 

House Bill HR 3791, the Fire Grants Reauthorization Act of 2009, recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives.  The legislation re-authorizes the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) programs through fiscal year 2014.  Congressman John Shimkus supported the bill.  Fire departments seeking advise or in need of assistance with an AFG or SAFER grant application may contact Shimkus' Springfield office at 217-492-5090.



QUILTING WORKSHOP OFFERED

 

The Bond County Homemakers Extension Association is offering a quilting workshop Wednesday, December 9, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Farm Bureau meeting room.  There is a $3.00 fee for non-HEA members.  To reserve your seat, call the Extension office at 664-3665 on or before Monday, December 7.


 ST. NICHOLAS BLOOD DRIVE RESULTS

 

St. Nicholas Church in Pocahontas sponsored an America Red Cross blood drive November 24.  Thirty-two persons registered with 29 units collected.  Vanessa Maroon received a six-gallon pin and Eldon Clayton a four-gallon pin.  Bill Kalous received a first-time donor blood drop pin.

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CHRISTMAS POPS CONCERT

 

Our Common Ground presents their Christmas Pops Concert Sunday, November 29 beginning at 7:00 p.m., at the First Christian Church.  The concert will include instrumental jazz, blues, gospel, classical, country, and popular Christmas arrangements.  Admission is by donation at the door. 




 


OBITUARIES

JEANE A. HOWARD

 

Jeane A. Howard, age 66, of Highland, passed away Thursday, November 26 at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland.  Funeral arrangements for 66 year-old Jeane Howard are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

 

RAYMOND VOSS

 

Raymond Voss, age 63, of Breese, passed away Wednesday, November 25 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial for 63 year-old Raymond Voss will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese.  Burial will be in St. Dominic-St. Augustine Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 - 9:45 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Memorials are suggested to Mater Dei High School or All Saints Academy. 


WEATHER

SATURDAY - Sunny, high 62, low 44

SUNDAY - Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of rain, high 52. low 40


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join Tom Kennedy for Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News.  Tom will have a round table of guests to discuss the upcoming Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News. 


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