11-19-2010

 


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LOCAL COMPANY RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD

A local man from this area, who started his own company, has received a national award. Wayne Korte, who owns Foresight Services, has received an award for the design of the roof at the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton, which is part of the Lois and Clark Illinois College Unique Project. They wanted a building with natural surroundings and Foresight Services developed a "green roof system" to retain and drain water for the unique building. Korte's company was selected from more than 50 applicants from around the country, by CEIR in Washington DC. They received the award this October. Foresight Services, created in 1999, designs building facades, roofs, and parking lots and has locations in Highland and two other states.


TOBACCO RETAILERS COMPLIANCE CHECK RESULTS FOR GREENVILLE

Nine Greenville tobacco retailers were inspected recently in the first of three rounds of compliance checks and all were found to be in compliance with the law prohibiting sale of tobacco to minors.  Police Chief Lou Lorton said, “I am pleased with the results of our first compliance checks and was not surprised with the outcome.  Our community retailers have always been vigilant in their efforts to help us minimize tobacco use among our youth.”  For more information, contact Greenville Police Sergeant Deb Keserauskis at 664-2131.

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AMERICAN FARM HERITAGE MUSEUM

The American Farm Heritage Museum monthly meeting was Tuesday night and one of the topics of discussion was the food stand the members hosted during Aumann Auction Antique Tractor Auction this past weekend that netted more than $5,000.00. This was the first time Aumann Auction held their annual auction at the museum and members heard many good comments from people who had not visited the grounds before.

The Christmas Lights Wonderland is set to open November 26 and will be open Monday through Sunday from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. through January 1. The train will be running Friday and Saturday nights weather permitting

BRIGHTEN THE HOLIDAYS WITH SAVINGS AND SAFETY

Your holidays might be brighter and greener this year if you use Energy Star qualified decorative lighting.  According to Ameren Illinois, many Energy Star qualified light strings feature LED bulbs which are exceptionally efficient.  The amount of electricity consumed by just one 7-watt incandescent bulb could power as many as 140 LED lights.  LED lights have other advantages too.  They are cool to the touch, meet strict safety requirements, are weather tested for use outdoors, may have longer warranties, and may have dimming and color shifting features.  Solar powered outdoor holiday decorations are also available when an outdoor outlet is not readily available.  Remember to always think safety when putting up holiday decorations.  Use safety tested lights, don’t overload circuits, use GFCI outlets for outdoor lights, keep lights, decorations, and ladders away from overhead utility lines, and turn off your lights at night or when you are away from home.


OBITUARIES

MARIE POLICH

Marie Polich, age 78, of Marine, passed away Monday, November 15 at Highland Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be Friday, at 9:30 a.m. at Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Friends may call Thursday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Dauderman Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the National Kidney Foundation or the American Heart Association. 


WEATHER

SATURDAY - partly cloudy, high 60, low 48

SUNDAY - partly sunny, high 65, cloudy Sunday night with a 30% chance of showers, low 55


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday after the Noon Bond County Area News.  Tom Kennedy’s guest this week is Greenville Fire Chief Bill Johnston.  They’ll discuss the unique fire hazards the holiday and winter season brings.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News. \


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