6-22-2010

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CHALLENGER BASEBALL FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

 

A program that lets all disabled children in the area play baseball is now accepting registration. WGEL talked with Brian McElroy about Challenger Baseball.

 

Challenger baseball is a league for developmentally delayed children, ages five and up.  The league is designed for the children to get the opportunity to play the game just like everyone else but most of all just to have fun.  It requires a lot of volunteers because the game is based on the buddy system where each child is paired with a buddy.  Volunteers are needed for helping players through coaching, pitching, catching, and umpiring.  The league’s opening day is set for August 28 and registration is available now. You can register a child or volunteer online at challengerbaseball.org, or by calling 618-664-9357.


DR. WILL BOYD IS OFFICIALLY ON THE BALLOT FOR SENATE

 

Dr. Will Boyd, of Greenville, is now officially on the Illinois ballot, running as an independent this fall, for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Roland Burriss.  Dr. Boyd spoke to WGEL about getting on the ballot and more.

 

Last Monday, at around 1:54 p.m., around 20,000 signatures were accounted for, and 28,000 people agreed they were ready to see change in Illinois and were ready to sign Boyd’s petition and read his contract with the voters of Illinois. He was interviewed at WGEN regarding his “Boyd Doctrine” that plans to put America back to work by identifying around 20,000 to 30,000 jobs that can and will be filled right away.  Another aspect of "Boyd’s Doctrine” is Operation Student Success which ensures that students are receiving the proper attention, and involvement in the community to ultimately obtain the best jobs and work in our state. Please look at the website www.willboydforillinois.com.


HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS STILL OWED MONEY

 

During the recent Bond County Board of Health meeting, the board received a report on the fiscal strength of the health department. Although at this time the department is in good fiscal shape, the department is still owed almost $300,000 in grants and other monies and the future receipt of monies may be in doubt. According to Administrator Maxine Barth, the state’s current fiscal year ends June 30 and she has not received any information on what the state will give the health department beginning July 1. Health Board President Darryl Bolen believes the health department should operate as if the grant money will be received. Barth added, "Without knowing the revenues we will receive from the state, it is difficult to form an accurate budget."




PHOTOSTORY

HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOSTING MUNI BAND AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL

 

The Bond County Historical Society’s annual homemade pie and ice cream social is Thursday, June 24 at the Hoiles-Davis Museum, with serving starting at 5:30 p.m.  The social is in conjunction with the Greenville Municipal Band concert which starts at 7:00.  The cost for pie, ice cream and a drink is $4.50.  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the refreshments, tour the museum and relax to the music.


OBITUARIES

HERMAN C. SHOMAKER

 

Herman C. Shomaker, age 88, of New Baden, passed away Saturday, June 19. A funeral Mass for 88 year-old Herman Shomaker will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. George Catholic Church in New Baden. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Hempen Funeral Home in New Baden.

 

MELVIN G. “MEL” BECKER

 

Melvin G. “Mel” Becker, age 88, of Trenton, passed away Sunday, June 20 at his residence. A funeral Mass for 88 year-old Melvin “Mel” Becker will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. Memorials may be made to St. Mary Church or to the American Heart Association.

 

SHARON L. STEIN

 

Sharon L. Stein, age 50, of Highland, passed away Saturday, June 19 at her residence. Funeral services for 50 year-old Sharon Stein will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Susan G. Kohman Breast Cancer Foundation or to the HACSM Food Pantry.


 

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