10-22-2010

 




 

UNIT 2 BOND COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

 

The Bond County Unit 2 School Board met Monday evening at the Pocahontas Center. Overnight trips for the high school boys golf team, junior high boys baseball team and the scholastic bowl team were approved. The buildings and grounds committee report included discussion concerning the condition of the high school football field. After a recent football game, the field was in such bad shape that the meshing used to hold the grass was showing. Superintendent Jeff Strieker explained that solutions to repair the field are underway including seeking bids for repairs. A board member was concerned about throwing good money after bad and wanted to hold responsible the original contractor who seeded the field. Two solutions were mentioned. The first was to ask the person who takes care of the Greenville College field to help with the repairs and the second was to use the Kingsbury Park District's equipment and personnel to help with maintenance. The field was recently re-seeded, just two weeks before the first playoff game may be played.

 

Pocahontas school personnel presented a demonstration on teaching students ethics and positive behavior interventions and support for local students.

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MOTHER AND DAUGHTER MAKE DAR PRESENTATION

 

Lisa Stephens and her daughter Judy Williams, members of the Benjamin Mills Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, recently made a presentation to the Greenville Elementary School third grade classes.  The presentation covered flag etiquette, respect for the U. S. Flag, the Revolutionary War, gratitude to veterans, and patriotism. 

AMERICAN FARM HERITAGE MUSEUM MEETING

 

The Farm Heritage Museum board met Tuesday night and heard a report about the recent Fall Festival. 161 kids participated in the fun, an increase of more than 60 over last year. There were ten chili cook-off contestants and the train was running and gave rides to more than 400 people throughout the day.

 

There have been more than $9,000.00 in donations to the Christmas display fund for this year.

 

The July show admittance fee will increase from $5.00 last year to $7.00.



ATTORNEY’S OFFICE MAKES CRIME PAY IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

 

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois was very effective in collecting debts owed the United States in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010.  During that period, the office collected more than 22.5 million dollars in criminal and civil cases, an amount far in excess of the office operating budget.  Collections consisted of restitution paid to crime victims as compensation for losses, fines, special assessments, civil fraud cases, mortgage foreclosures, defaulted student loans, bankruptcy, and other debts due the United States.


OBITUARIES

None to Report


WEATHER

SATURDAY - mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers & thunder storms, high 75, 50% chance of showers Saturday night, low 58

SUNDAY - mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers & thunder storms, high 72, low 55


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Listen to Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County Area News.  Steve’s guests this week are Brian Padgett and Calvin Green with the Illinois Department of Insurance.  They’ll discuss recent changes to Insurance in Illinois, and other changes that are on the horizon, this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News in Public Affairs. 


 

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