8-26-2010

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COMETS FOOTBALL TEAM RANKED SIXTH IN STATE

 

The latest Associated Press poll for Illinois state football team rankings has the Greenville Comets ranked number six in class 4A with one first place vote. Tolono Unity, which defeated the Comets last year in the playoffs, was ranked fourth. Nashville was ranked seventh and Illini West Carthage was ranked number one. In class 4A, Mater Dei was ranked second in the state. The Greenville Comets will play this Friday night at Litchfield at 7:00 p.m. WGEL will broadcast the game live with Kent Kesner doing the play-by-play.

 

 


HIGHLAND TEEN FINALIST FOR NIKE DESIGN

 

A Highland teen has been selected as a finalist for a Nike shoe design contest. Nick Daiber, age 16, a junior at Highland High School, submitted his design for a Nike skateboard shoe and his design was voted as one of two finalists by a contest that allowed people to use the Nike internet site to vote. Nick and his parents, Bob and Mary Daiber, will fly to Beaverton, Oregon Saturday for the announcement of the design winner Monday. If Nick wins, he will receive $5,000 worth of computer equipment and Highland High School will receive $5,000.

 

 

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SOUTHWESTERN ELECTRIC’S ANNUAL MEETING COMING SOON

 

The 72nd annual meeting of Southwestern Electric Cooperative members will be Saturday, September 11 at the Bond County Unit 2 Junior High School.  Doors open at 7:00 a.m. with breakfast served from 7:00 – 9:30.  The business meeting starts at 10:00.  Every registered member attending will receive a $20.00 credit on their electric bill.  One lucky member will receive an entire year of free electricity from the co-op.  For more information, call 1-800-637-8667.

 

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ILLINOIS ALCOHOL-RELATED MOTOR VEHICLE FATALITIES DECLINE

 

Data recently released by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety, shows a declining number of alcohol-involved fatalities in Illinois.  The decline has occurred steadily since 2002 with the largest decline occurring from 2007-2008.  According to IDOT, the number of motor vehicle fatalities involving a drinking driver declined modestly but steadily from 2002 – 2008, culminating with a 16 percent decrease during the last two years of the period.  The total number of fatalities decreased by 77 in 2007-2008, a reduction of about 18 percent.  The announcement comes just as Illinois State Police are gearing up for the Labor Day holiday weekend, You Drink & Drive, You Lose, roadside safety check impaired driving crackdown. 

 

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TRS RETIREMENT BENEFITS MEETING SCHEDULED

 

The Bond, Fayette, Effingham Regional Office of Education and the Teachers’ Retirement System have scheduled a group meeting for Thursday, October 7 at 4:30 p.m. in the Effingham High School Cafeteria.  Members of the retirement system who have questions about benefits or the retirement process should plan to attend this meeting.


 

TOURISM COMMITTEE MEETING CANCELED

 

The City of Greenville Tourism Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 26 has been canceled.

 

SPECIAL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL

 

The Greenville City Council has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building.  The agenda includes an executive session dealing with personnel.


OBITUARIES

 

JAMES D. NORDIKE

 

James D. Nordike, age 75, of Salem, passed away Tuesday, August 24. A memorial service will be Thursday, at 8:00 p.m. at the Day Funeral Home in Sandoval. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to V.N.A Hospice of Centralia.

 

ANGELA M. YOUNG

 

Angela M. Young, age 81, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, August 24 at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland.  A funeral Mass will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to the Friends of St. Joseph Hospital or St. John’s Hospital-Nurses Scholarship.

 


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