12-11-2009

 




911 BOARD PLEDGES HELP TO SMALL FIRE DISTRICTS IN FEES FOR STARCOM SYSTEM

 

The 911 Board met Thursday morning at the courthouse.  The board pledged to help small fire districts that might have trouble paying for the new StarCom Radios and monthly subscription prices.  The board said it was always the intention to help with these costs on a case by case basis.  StarCom allows safety and government agencies to communicate quickly and securely in any emergency situation and the system is up and running now in Bond County.  The board also agreed to purchase 20 wireless starcom radios, 10 for Bond County Sheriff's deputies and 10 for Greenville City Police.  The wireless mikes allow for easier use for law enforcement and come at a cost over approximately $5,500 for all 20 mikes. 

 

The 911 Board also approved officers for 2010; Rex Catron will be Chairman, Robbie Neer Vice Chairman, Chris Wagner Secretary and Lou Lorton Treasurer. 

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SO FAR NO ASIAN CARP FOUND

 

The Asian Carp Rapid Response Workgroup has finished fishing operations near the T.J. O'Brien Lock in an attempt to locate Asian carp. None were found. One Asian carp was found last week in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, but after poisoning the canal, no other Asian carp were found. This was an effort by the Workgroup, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to keep the Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan and possibly ruining the sport fishing industry of the lake.

PC DART TRAINING SCHEDULED

 

The University of Illinois Extension and Dairy Lab Services will offer PC DART training for local dairy producers, Thursday, December 17 at the Extension office in Greenville.  A session for the novice user is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. until noon.  The afternoon session, from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. will be for the more advanced operations of the program.  There is a $5.00 registration fee per session to cover program costs.  To register, call the Extension office at 664-3665.


MANNIE JACKSON ONE OF SIX TO RECEIVE THE ORDER OF LINCOLN

 

Five world-famous individuals and one organization will become Laureates of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois and receive The Order of Lincoln, the highest honor for outstanding achievement the state can bestow to those who were born or have achieved renown in Illinois.  One of the recipients is Mannie Jackson, owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, who grew up in Edwardsville.  Jackson earned the title of Illinois' "Mr. Basketball."  He was the first African American All-American and captain of the University of Illinois basketball team.  Jackson is a charter member of the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame, a former player with the Harlem Globetrotters, member of the National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame, and chairs the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.  Jackson will receive the Order of Lincoln Medallion at a special ceremony Saturday, April 17, 2010 in Chicago.





OBITUARIES

None To Report


WEATHER

SATURDAY - partly sunny, high 41, low 33

SUNDAY - mostly cloudy, high 43, low 36


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join Tom Kennedy for Public Affairs this Sunday after the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Tom’s guest this week is Karen Hanebrink a registered dietician who works with Greenville Regional Hospital.  Tom and Karen will talk about ways to avoid gaining the extra holiday pounds.  That’s Public Affairs following the Noon Bond County Area News this Sunday on WGEL Radio. 


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