9-22-2011

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MULBERRY GROVE SCHOOL BOARD RECEIVES GOOD AUDIT REPORT

Glass and Shuffett Auditing Firm representative Doug Ess presented the 2010-2011 audit Monday night at the Mulberry Grove Board of Education meeting.  According to Ess, “Overall, this was a good year for the district.”  The board approved the audit report.
In a special 6:45 p.m. budget hearing, Superintendent Mike Gauch presented the 2011-2012 budget.  The budget is the same as presented at the August meeting and the board adopted the budget.
Superintendent Gauch reported all heating and cooling units are up and running using the new geothermal system.
The annual participation agreement with the OKAW Area Center was approved.  The cost per pupil this year is expected to be less than last year.
An Elementary Title I on-line subscription to tests for the accelerated reader program was approved.  For $1,855.00, elementary classes have access to a w2ide variety of tests related to most books in the library as well as others books outside the school.
The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m.


DEMOULIN MUSEUM UNVEILING NEW DISPLAY

The DeMoulin Museum is celebrating the photography of Ed DeMoulin during a special, month-long exhibit entitled, “A Man and His Camera.” DeMoulin, who moved to Greenville in 1887, was one of the community’s premier photographers with a studio on the west side of the Greenville Square.  In addition to photographs, other highlights of the exhibit include more than 30 DeMoulin Studio cabinet card photos and an original copy of DeMoulin’s 1892 photo album entitled “Photographic Views of the City of Greenville.”  Making its debut is an Ed DeMoulin pencil sketch, in its original frame, recently obtained by the Museum. The unveiling of the exhibit is Friday, September 23, in conjunction with the annual Autumn ArtWalk and the museum will be open Friday, from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. The exhibit will be open throughout October. The DeMoulin Museum is located at 110 West Main Street in Greenville and there is no admission charge.  For more information, call 664-4115 or visit www.demoulinmuseum.org.

 

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SEVENTH ANNUAL AUTUMN ARTWALK COMING SOON

Our Common Ground’s 7th Annual Autumn ArtWalk will be Friday, September 23, from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. around the square in downtown Greenville.  This year’s event will highlight hometown artists who have taken top awards in their respective fields.  They include a chef, a creamery, an artist, and a musician.  Two stages will keep the music going throughout the evening with a special stage for teens in the Bradford Bank parking lot.  Come enjoy the music, artisans’ exhibits, wine tasting, gourmet foods, and a film festival.  To learn more, check the website at www.ocgart.org.


GREENVILLE CITY CLEANING SEWER LINES

Workers at the Greenville Waste Water Treatment Plant are cleaning sewer lines.  During the cleaning process, you may hear a gurgling sound in your commodes and a foul odor from drain lines may come into your residence.  To eliminate the odor, pour water down the drains and flush the commode.  If you have questions, call 664-1644.


BOND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO MEET

The Bond County Historical Society is scheduled to meet Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bond County Housing Authority Building.  The agenda includes a vote on changes to the by-laws.

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OBITUARIES

Frances Clotfelter

Frances Clotfelter, age 98, of Panama, passed away Wednesday, August 3.  A memorial service will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Panama.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Panama.  Friends may call Friday, one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.

Clarence J. Price

Clarence J. Price, age 66, of Collinsville, passed away Saturday, September 17 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland.  No funeral services are planned. Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Marine.  Memorials are suggested to the family.


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