GREENVILLE STUDENT DESIGNS PROM DRESS FOR COMPETITION
Greenville High School freshman Megan Hediger is one of five students competing in a fashion design contest through a Litchfield formal wear store. Hediger designed a prom dress, completed a full color sketch of the dress, and submitted it to the contest. You may go to the website www.myformals.com/promgowns/index.php to vote for her dress. You are limited to one vote per day through Saturday. If she wins, she will receive a scholarship and have the chance to see her dress professionally made.
Hediger is a member of the Greenville FFA and Student Council. She plays volleyball and softball, volunteers for Relay for Life, and shows pigs. She plans to attend a four-year art school.
SIUE STUDENT CONVICTED OF ATTEMPTING TERRORIST THREAT
According to the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office, a Madison County jury found Olutosin Oduwole, a 26 year-old former SIUE student, guilty of attempting to make a terrorist threat and a misdemeanor weapons charge. The incident occurred in 2007 when authorities discovered a note in Oduwole’s car which stated if a certain amount of money wasn't transferred to a PayPal account within seven days, a “murderous rampage similar to the VT shooting” would take place at another “highly populated university.” Oduwole had one gun in his possession and had attempted to purchase four guns online; three .38 caliber handguns and a Mac10, which is similar to an Uzi. Oduwole’s defense claimed the note was simply misinterpreted rap lyrics, and even went so far as to fly in a ‘rap expert’ to testify to that fact. A sentencing date has not been scheduled, however Oduwole could face a maximum of 16 years jail time.
ACTIONS FOLLOWING UNIT 2 BOARD MEETING
Following a closed session at the recent Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education meeting, the board hired Cara Gramlich freshman girl’s basketball coach, Lauren Brewer high school cheerleading coach, and April Watson high school dance coach. The board added .25 hours to Alisha Daiber’s bus aide position, revised Kathy Beloit’s hours from half-time to full-time special education aid at the Sorento Center, hired Sarah Ralston half-time special education teacher at the Sorento Center, and approved Romana Mollett’s leave request.
BOOK SIGNING AT THE GREEN DOOR
A book signing is planned for tonight at the Green Door during the Trunk-or-Treat event. We spoke with local author, Ethan Cross. Cross is an international best selling author and a resident of Nokomis, Illinois. His first book, The Shepherd, came out in the US in March of 2010 and has been very successful. It is scheduled to release in Great Britain, Germany, Bulgaria, and many other countries early next year. During the Trunk-or-Treat event today, Cross will be signing books from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Green Door.