DONATIONS FOR TROOPS OVERSEAS
With our forces fighting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the local Dudleyville 4-H continues to collect donations to send to our troops. Some of the items our troops prefer are Slim Jim's or any kind of beef jerky, small tubes of toothpaste, shaving cream, deodorant, any kind of fruit drink additive that can be added to water, razors, footballs, basketballs, tennis balls, Pringles potato chips, and M & M candies, because they will not melt. Please do not donate large items because our troops must carry most of these items with them. For more information on what you may donate and where, contact Wes Pourchet at 410-8946.
GREENVILLE NATIVE WINS AWARDS
A Las Vegas newscaster, who grew up in the Greenville area, has won multiple Emmy’s for his television work. Dave Courvoiser, who lived about five miles north of Greenville and started his school years attending the school in Reno, eventually went to Greenville High School and distinguished himself with being the captain of the football team and being the lead in the school play. For many years Dave has been a newscaster in Las Vegas winning awards and is most proud of the charity work he has done for children in the Las Vegas area. Dave still comes back to the Greenville area from time to time and will be here the weekend of August 13 - 15 for the 40 year reunion of the Greenville class of 1970.
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY REMINDER
The Bond, Fayette, and Effingham Counties’ Regional Office of Education reminds you that as schools reopen, watch for school buses on the roads transporting students. School bus safety is extremely important and drivers should be extra cautious and remember some safety rules. Motorists are required by law to stop when a bus’s red lights are flashing and the stop signal is extended. Be prepared for a sudden stop any time you are driving near a school bus. School zone speed limits are generally 20 mph during school hours and it is unlawful for drivers to talk on a cell phone while driving in a school zone. Students, remember to look both ways before crossing the road as you are boarding or leaving a school bus. Never assume cars are going to stop. Let’s all work together to keep our kids safe.