HERITAGE DAYS JULY 30 TO AUGUST 1
Heritage Days at the American Farm Heritage Museum will be today, Saturday and Sunday, July 30th, July 31st and August 1st. Today the four corners Tractor-cade will take place with tractors coming in from all four directions. On Friday evening will be the Draft Horse Pull and it will also be kid’s night. On Saturday there will be tractor pulls, field demonstrations, an antique Fire truck display, small engines display and live music will be performed all three days. The railroad is complete and will be running. Also vendors, women’s tent and activities, steam engine, Baker fan, saw mill, plowing and threshing. The Lil Red Barn will be open all three days. On Sunday a church service will be held at 8am and the car show runs from 9am to 3pm.
UNIT 2 BOARD MEETING CLOSED SESSION
Following the closed session of the Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education meeting recently, some personnel decisions were made. Carol Knight was rehired to tutor at Greenville High School and Jo VonderHaar was rehired to be the KRP Secretary. Seven aides and eleven bus drivers were rehired for the 2010-2011 school year. Patti Moore was hired to be the library clerk/supervisor at the high school, Jalyn Huber part-time study hall supervisor, Aristede Ephrom Freshman boys basketball coach, David Clark Jr. assistant football coach, Debi Marti a five-hour cook, and Fluffy Baum to coordinate and administer the KRP grant for the next year. The Project Parenting Program was re-instated at a total cost not to exceed $44,000 and the board approved posting positions for a Title-One teacher at the Sorento/Pocahontas Centers and five special education aides.
MEDIGAP AND INSURANCE
Many senior citizens have been receiving calls from insurance sales people regarding new Medicare supplement plans, known as Medigap, which became available June 1. The executive director at the Bond County Senior Center said, “The Bond County Senior Center has been swamped with phone calls from Bond County seniors that have been getting calls from insurance companies guaranteeing to save them 40 percent on their Medicare supplement plans if they switch to plan “N”. There is a new plan called plan “N” but there is no way to guarantee that much savings. New plans might have lower premiums and they have reduced benefits. Once you change to a plan that has fewer benefits, you may never be able to get a plan that has all of the benefits of your current plan.”
SMITHBORO FIRE DISTRICT PRESENTS AWARDS AND THANKS VOLUNTEERS
Four members of the Smithboro Fire Protection District were honored with awards recently by the district board and firefighters. Dona Matthews received the Fireman of the Year award, Justin Altenberger the Most Improved award, and Bryant Briggs the Rookie of the Year and Most Participation awards. Fire Chief Dale Deverick was presented the Fire Chief Appreciation award from the volunteer firefighters. According to Fire Chief Deverick, Smithboro Firefighters, community volunteers and auxiliary members have worked many hours recently in cleaning and rejuvenating the Smithboro Firehouse. The cook-out was a thanks and recognition event for the work and accomplishments of firefighters and volunteers. The day began with a training event in the morning and ended with the noon cook-out and awards presentations.