4-7-2011

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9TH ANNUAL QUILT SHOW

The Bond County Historical Society's 9th Annual Quilt Show was Saturday at the Free Methodist Church.  Jan Eyman spoke with WGEL and said the event drew 325 people from 48 towns and 4 states outside Illinois.  More than 200 quilts were on display for the show with 86 of those made by featured quilter Bernice Kovach of Pocahontas.
Eyman said the Historical Society was very pleased with the event and that attendance was greater than last year and possibly the greatest in the history of the show.


NON-CONTESTED ELECTION RACES

Some of the contests in Tuesday’s election were uncontested and we have the outcome to those races now.
Mulberry Grove Trustees are Janice Elmore, Mary Carter and Ron Hartman.
The Clerk in Old Ripley is Marlene Mollett.
Kenny Salmons and Judith Goodwin are the Pierron Trustees.
In Smithboro, the Clerk is Sue Kirsch and Donald Matthews and Deloris Tevis are Trustees.
For Sorento, the Trustee for a 2-year term is Michael Mossman.
Tommy Simpson and Shannon McGuire are the Kingsbury Park Commissioners and Michael Wilhite is Commissioner for the un-expired two-year term.
The Mulberry Grove District #1 School Board positions go to Teresa Tompkins, Keith Steiner and William Johnson.


NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK IS APRIL 4-10

April 4-10 is National Public Health Week with the theme “Safety is No Accident: Live Injury-Free.”  Injuries are among the top ten causes of death and the most expensive medical problem in the United States.  Injuries caused by accidents happen in an instant but you may take some precautions to avoid injuries.  Install and maintain smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home and store medicine and cleaning supplies in locked cabinets.  Wear required protective equipment at work, participate in safety training activities, and wear protective gear while playing sports.  While driving, avoid texting, eating, or talking on the phone, and do not drink and drive.  For more information about National Public Health Week, call 217-558-0500.

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NEW ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION CAMPAIGN  UNVEILED

April is National Donate Life Month and Secretary of State Jesse White urges you to join the state’s organ and tissue donor registry.  Various Illinois organizations will be working together to promote organ and tissue donor awareness.  A new ad campaign features 13 year-old heart recipient Mikahla Thornton and Brittney Payton, daughter of Walter Payton, who say in the ad, “Be an organ donor because to the world you may only be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”  For more information on the new organ and tissue donor program campaign, call 312-814-8301.

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SENATOR McCARTER VISITS MULBERRY GROVE UNIT 1

State Senator Kyle McCarter visited Mulberry Grove School Tuesday to talk with Superintendent Michael Gauch and his staff.  McCarter toured the elementary and high schools and WGEL spoke with the Senator about his visit. McCarter said with some of today's budget challenges and some uncertainty even from the Governor about what is and what is not going to be funded, he believes he needs to stay very close to local schools so he knows their needs. McCarter said there have been talks about forced consolidation and that he has taken a very strong stand against it. The Senator said he thinks the Mulberry Grove School District exemplifies the value of local control and the connection with the community has made them successful. They are a great illustration of why we should never force consolidation.


OBITUARIES

BRUCE K. GRIGG

Bruce K. Grigg, age 64, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Monday, April 4 at Belleville Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenville First Christian Church.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with full military honors by American Legion Post 1180.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the First Christian Church Youth.  The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MARY L. EDWARDS

Mary L. Edwards, age 61, of Gillespie, formerly of Carlyle, passed away Monday, April 4 at Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral service will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Burial will be in McKendree Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, until service time at the funeral home.

EVELYN M. KRUEGER

Evelyn M. Krueger, age 82, of Alhambra, passed away Tuesday, April 5 at Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton. Funeral services will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to Every Child's Hope, or Salem Seekers. Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra is in charge of the arrangements.


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