8-31-2010

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QUILTS OF VALOR MARATHON

 

Three sisters from the area are hosting a “Quilts of Valor” marathon in September, making quilts to send to our troops. These quilts will be distributed to veterans from Iraq, Afghanistan and the Vietnam War. The organization started in 2003 when a mother’s son was sent to Iraq and she wanted to make him something in which to wrap himself. Now, sisters Rhonda Leach and Suzie Haas, of Aviston, and their sister April Spruell, of Marine, are having a quilting marathon September 9-11, from 6:00 a.m. to midnight at the Drury Inn in O’Fallon. The final phase of the marathon will be September 16-18 at the Gammill Quilting Showroom in West Plains, MO. Volunteers are being sought to create these quilts. Please bring thread, fabric, an extension cord, a cutting mat and a pattern. For more information on how to join this quilting marathon, call Rhonda Leach at 228-7277.


GREENVILLE COLLEGE MOVES UP IN TOP TIER OF MIDWEST BACCALAUREATE COLLEGES

 

Greenville College again ranked in the top tier among Midwest baccalaureate colleges according to a US News & World Report.  Retention rates and financial resources are among fifteen factors used by the US News & World Report to determine rankings.  The college improved its ranking over last year, moving up more spots than any other college in the category.  Vice President for Enrollment Michael Ritter said, “We’re thrilled to be ranked by US News in the top tier but we take more satisfaction from the positive feedback we are receiving from students, parents, and alumni about what is going on at Greenville College.” 


KELLY MILLER CIRCUS COMING TO TROY

 

Mark your calendars.  The Kelly Miller Circus will be in Troy Friday and Saturday, October 8-9 in front of RP Lumber on Rt. 40.  Performances will be at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 2:00 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday.  Come watch the elephants erect the big top at 9:00 a.m. Friday.  Advance show tickets are $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children under twelve and are available from now until October 7.  Tickets will be $14.00 for adults and $7.00 for children on the day of the event.  Children under two years old will be admitted free.  For more information and ticket locations, call 618-667-8769.


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