1-3-2011

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GREENVILLE AREA STORM DAMAGE

Bond and surrounding counties were under three different tornado warnings Friday afternoon, as storms moved through the area shortly after 1:00 p.m.  High winds and a tornado damaged the Ag Building at Greenville High School, took down a billboard at Idler Lane and Route 140, and damaged several roofs in and near the Wheatfield subdivision.  Dave Barbey, who lives just north of the Greenville County Club on Country Club Road, provided an eye-witness report.  Dave said he was looking out his south window when he saw the tornado hit the tree by Larry Sayler’s house.  Swirling sticks were carried about twenty feet into the air.  He went to the basement and when he came back up, part of his house roof was missing along with part of a shed roof and many large trees in the back yard.  No one was hurt and in just a very few minutes, nearby neighbors were on hand to help cover the house roof with a tarp. 

 

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HOLIDAY BAZAAR PROCEEDS TOP $35,000.00

For the eighth consecutive year, proceeds from the annual Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar have exceeded $30,000.00.  Income from this year’s bazaar, the first Saturday in December, totaled $35,090.87.  Approximately 1000–1100 shoppers attended the bazaar, described as Bond County’s largest community-wide project.  All proceeds from the bazaar benefit Greenville Regional Hospital.  Auxiliary President and Holiday Bazaar Steering Committee Chairman Nancy Machmer thanks all the staff, volunteers, and shoppers who helped make this annual event so successful.


LONG-TERM RENEWABLE ENERGY AGREEMENTS TO BOOST ILLINOIS’ GREEN ECONOMY

Long-term 20-year agreements will help Illinois meet goals established in 2007 by the Renewable Portfolio Standard.  Winning wind and solar energy vendors will supply Ameren and ComEd with electricity for consumers throughout Illinois.  Governor Pat Quinn said, “Illinois will be increasing its use of renewable energy which will boost our economy and put more people to work.”  The RPS requires 25 percent of electricity provided to smaller customers by the state’s major utilities be generated from renewable resources by 2025.  By guaranteeing a lower rate over a longer period of time, the long-term contracts allow providers to mitigate financial risk and pass the benefit of lower rates on to consumers.

This Christmas save energy by going solar with Solar Powered Christmas Lights.

 

 

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OBITUARIES

JOHN “MUSH” MALISIA   

John “Mush” Malisia, age 87, of Panama, passed away Thursday, December 30 at Hillsboro Area Hospital.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 1:00 p.m. at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Panama.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Panama with military honors.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. 

DR. REGINALD “SAM” BLANKENSHIP

Dr. Reginald “Sam” Blankenship, age 73, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, December 29.  Funeral services will be today, at 2:00 p.m. at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Coffeen.  Friends may call today, after 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Bond County Humane Society or the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

NELLIE E. CRIPE

Nellie E. Cripe, age 89, of Pleasant Mound, passed away Wednesday, December 29 at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hillsboro.  Funeral services are today at 1:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Noffsinger Cemetery.  Friends may call today from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Mulberry Grove First United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Foundation. 


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