6-07-2011

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DONATIONS TO JOPLIN TORNADO VICTIMS

Sunday, May 22, 2011, an EF-5 tornado hit the city of Joplin, Mo., leaving an estimated 132 people dead and 750 others injured, with 156 unaccounted for. The Joplin tornado is the deadliest since modern record keeping began in 1950 and is ranked eighth among the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history. If you want to contribute to help the victims through the Bond County Salvation Army, send donations to Frank Joy at the Bradford National Bank.


OVER 900 BIKES COME THROUGH GREENVILLE OVER THE WEEKEND

The bikes were part of a fundraiser over the weekend. And they stopped at Jumpin Jimmy's. There were so many bikes that they filled the parking lot of Jimmy's the bowling alley and most of the VFW parking lots.

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25th ANNIVERSARY CARRYING TORCH

Beginning Sunday, June 5, law enforcement officers across Illinois will take to the streets, highways, and roads to raise funds for Special Olympics Illinois. About 3,000 officers representing every branch of law enforcement will cover the 23 legs of the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run, the single largest year-round fundraising event. Each year in June, officers in Illinois run more than 1,500 miles carrying the “Flame of Hope” through the streets of their hometowns and deliver it to the state summer games in Normal. In addition to donations for running, officers raise funds in various ways throughout the year, including polar plunges, rooftop sits, raffles, bike rides, golf tournaments, bowl-a-thons, and concerts. To get involved in Law Enforcement Torch Run activities in your area, call Jeff Henson at 1-800-394-0562.


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TWO STUDENTS RECEIVE LINCOLN LAND LEATHERNECKS GRANT

Kent Thole of Greenville and Jeffrey Edison of Lebanon are each receiving a $500.00 memorial grant from the Lincoln Land Leathernecks Detachment 1174 of the Marine Corps League.  These are one-time grants to assist in educational pursuits and help pay college expenses.  For more information, call 217-534-2307.



BCMW TO RECEIVE 1.8 MILLION DOLLAR GRANT

According to Congressman John Shimkus, BCMW Head Start projects will be receiving a $1,795,473.00 grant for the current year.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funding will be used for full-year, full-day handicapped training and technical assistance.  Shimkus said, “I appreciate the hard work done by BCMW and thank those who make that work possible.”



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