6-24-2011

 




BOND COUNTY BOARD RECEIVES 2010 AUDIT


The Bond County Board received the 2010 audit report at the Tuesday night meeting and the auditor gave the county a clean report.  The audit showed just how much the county had to dig into reserves for 2010.  According to the audit, the county had a total income of $3,545,337.00 and a total expenditure of $3,797,441.00 leaving a deficit of $252,104.00 for fiscal year 2010.  County government started the fiscal year with a balance of more than 1.5 million dollars in the general fund and that reserve is now at $1,266,133.00.  On the income side, sales tax for the county was up from 2009 to 2010 but income tax was down from nearly $700,000.00 to $565,000.00.  The auditor pointed out the deficit was actually less than expected in the 2010 budget but the county board will likely have to make difficult choices if revenues continue to lag.   The next redistricting committee meeting is Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the courthouse.  County chairman Brock Willeford said it’s likely the committee will have a recommendation for the full board to consider after the Friday meeting.    

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ANNUAL BOOK FAIR COMING SOON

The 28th annual Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Book Fair is July 7-9 at the Greenville First Christian Church Family Life Center.  The book fair will be open Thursday, July 7 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., Friday, July 8 from 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 9 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Approximately 29,000 – 30,000 books in 55 categories will be available for purchase with most books selling for 75 cents each.  There will be special sales Saturday, July 9.  For more information, call Jack at 664-2797.

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UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET

The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the central office conference room.  On the agenda are resignations, approval of an overnight trip to Cornerville, Tennessee for the Comets varsity football team, principals’ and superintendent’s reports, interscholastic and finance committees reports, energy efficiency grant bids, a driver education request, and a closed session.

BOND COUNTY FARM BUREAU FOUNDATION AWARDS SEVEN $500.00 SCHOLARSHIPS

The Bond County Farm Bureau Foundation awarded seven $500.00 scholarships to local students planning careers in agriculture.  Receiving scholarships are Megan and Tiffany Lurkins, Bryan Davidson, Paul Schreiber, Katelynn Mollett, Chelsie Stewart, and Michelle Haller.  Board President Frank Doll said, “The importance of education today is immeasurable and the Bond County Farm Bureau Foundation and the Board of Directors are very happy to be able to continue the scholarship program for our members.” 



OBITUARIES

None To Report


WEATHER

SATURDAY - partly sunny with a 30% chance of thunderstorms, high 80, low 68

SUNDAY - mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of thunderstorms, high 84, low 72

 


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL.  Tom’s guests this week are Lynn Weiss and Molly Hamilton with the University of Illinois Extension.  They’ll discuss changes coming to the extension.  And review some of the positive changes that have occurred over the year Lynn Weiss was our local director, Lynn will be retiring after nearly 20 years with the extension.  That’s Public Affairs Following the Noon Bond County Area News this Sunday on WGEL Radio. 


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