The 2010 – 2011 school year is coming to a close and graduation dates have been set. The Greenville Junior High graduation is Thursday, May 26 at 6:00 p.m. and the Bond County Unit #2 High School graduation is Saturday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Mulberry Grove Junior High graduation will be Thursday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Mulberry Grove High School graduation is Saturday, May 21 at 1:00 p.m.
Graduation at the Pocahontas Center will be Tuesday, May 24 and at the Sorento Center Wednesday, May 25 starting at 6:00 p.m. both days.
Other area graduations are planned as follows:

Highland High School – May 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Carlyle –        Jr. High – May 27 at 7:00 p.m.
                   High School – May 28 at 11:00 a.m.

Breese -        Jr. High – May 25 at 7:00 p.m.
                   Central High – May 26 at 7:00 p.m.

Mater Dei High School – May 27 at 7:00 p.m.



A community-wide, 1940s-themed event “I Remember Mama” honoring all mothers is scheduled for Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the Greenville Square.  Bring an apron to hang on the clothesline around the courthouse with a memory of your mother written on an index card.  The apron registration fee is $1.00 and proceeds will be used for financing the lighting of the courthouse. 1940's-50's music will be featured and there will be a street dance from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Several vendors will be on the square and food vendors will offer root beer floats, pork steaks, and more by the Relay for Life teams and the Boy Scouts.  There will be "Pies Like Your Mama Made" by the Greenville Women’s Club. This Saturday before Mother’s Day this is an excellent opportunity to honor your mother and read stories of other mothers.


The annual Kiwanis Club Ice Cream Social is scheduled for Thursday, June 2 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church on Idler Lane.  There will be entertainment by the Municipal Band at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for children ages 5-12, and children under 5 may eat for free.  Tickets are available at Watson’s Drug Store.



Robert L. Sueverkruebbe, age 80, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, May 4 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Hope Lutheran Church in Highland.  Burial will be Monday, May 9, at 10:00 a.m. in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Highland Historical Society.


Mary Ann Johnston, age 85, of Carlyle, passed away Thursday, May 5 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Zieren Day Funeral Home.  Burial will be in McKendree Chapel Cemetery west of Keyesport.  Friends may call Sunday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice or the donor’s choice.


Ardel Vander Pluym, age 90, of Breese, passed away Wednesday, May 4 at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese.  A memorial service will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Church in Breese.  Burial will be in St. Dominic-St. Augustine Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Hospital’s Auxiliary Scholarship for Lights.  The Moss Funeral Home in Breese is handling the arrangements. 


SATURDAY - 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms, high 70, low 54

SUNDAY - mostly sunny, high 76, low 60


Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News.  Tom’s guest this week is Illinois State Trooper Mike Link.  They’ll discuss how to stay safe out on the roadways this Spring and Summer, and also what to do and what not to do if you find yourself on a road covered with moving water.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.

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