2-18-2011

 




PRE-SCHOOL SCREENING FOR BOND COUNTY

DIAL-3 screenings are again being offered for all pre-school children, 3 and 4 years of age, in the Mulberry Grove Unit 1 and Bond County Unit 2 School Districts.  DIAL-3 is short for Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning and will be administered by the Bond County KRP staff at no charge. The screening includes fun, age appropriate tasks, screening all five early childhood areas of development, including motor, language, concepts, self-help, and social development. School personnel will review the screening results during the exit conference with the parents.  The process usually takes about an hour. The screening is Friday, March 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Greenville First Presbyterian Church.  Appointments may be made by calling 618-664-5009.


ANNUAL KASKASKIA WATERSHED SUMMIT

The 11th Annual Kaskaskia Watershed Summit will be Monday, March 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Mariners’ Village Convention Center at Carlyle Lake.  The theme for this year’s summit is “Planning and Implementing Conservation.” Presentations will feature the success of past planning efforts and projects built in the watershed.  Status reports on several ongoing projects and implementations will be included. Speakers will include representatives from The Nature Conservancy and Lt. Governor Sheila Simon’s office. The Kaskaskia Watershed extends from the headwaters of the Kaskaskia River north of Champaign to the confluence with the Mississippi River and covers all or part of 22 counties and nearly 11% of the state. To register, call 618-566-4451, extension 28.

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KC VETERANS TRIBUTE COMMITTEE SEEKS HELP FROM VETERANS GROUPS

Members of the Kaskaskia College Veterans Tribute Committee met with representatives from area veterans groups recently to update them on the progress of the tribute project and enlist their help in spreading the word about the project.  Committee co-chair Jim Beasley said they have amassed names of about 35,000 veterans and raised $150,000.00 toward the tribute.  A committee consisting of members of several area veterans groups was formed to recruit new organization members and project support.

FLOOD WARNING FOR KASKASKIA RIVER AT VANDALIA

The National Weather Service in St. Louis has issued a flood warning for the Kaskaskia River at Vandalia.  The flood warning is a result of snow melt over the past four days and is in effect until Monday night.  At 9:30 a.m. Thursday, the river level was 16.3 feet with a forecast predicting a rise above flood level of 18 feet by Thursday night, continuing to near 21.5 feet by Saturday morning. The National Weather Service reminds you not to drive through flooded areas as the water may be too deep to allow safe passage.


TRIAD HIGH SCHOOL TO HOST NATURALIZATION CEREMONY

Triad High School in Troy will host a United States Naturalization Ceremony Thursday, February 24.  The ceremony is the last step in the process of granting citizenship to a foreign national.  Prior to the application for citizenship, the applicant must meet several conditions set forth by the Immigration and Nationality Act, including permanent residence and testing. Chief Judge Laura K. Grandy will deliver welcoming remarks and administer the naturalization oath to the candidates for citizenship.  Boy Scout Troop 226 and Troop 38 of Troy will present the colors and the Triad High School Choir and Pep Band will provide musical selections.



OBITUARIES

GERTRUDE A. MCMURTREY

Gertrude A. McMurtrey, age 99, of Pocahontas, passed away Wednesday, February 16 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 4:00 p.m. at the Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas.  Burial will be at a later date.  Friends may call Saturday, from 2:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. 


WEATHER

SATURDAY - partly sunny, high 50, low 40

SUNDAY - mostly cloudy, high 62, low 42, 50% chance of rain Sunday night


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area news.  Tom’s guest this week is U of I extension director Lynn Weiss.  They’ll discuss food safety, and what you can do to keep food safe when the power goes out.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News. 


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