10-31-2011

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SHED FIRE SUNDAY ON TRAPPER AVENUE

Smithboro Firefighters responded Sunday, at 4:56 p.m., to a shed fire on Trapper Avenue east of Smithboro.  According to Fire Chief Dale Deverick, the fire was at the property of Thomas and Carla White.  Deverick said Carla looked out the back door of the home and saw flames coming from the door of the shed.  The shed and contents were totally destroyed and some siding on the southwest part of the home was damaged from the heat.  The cause of the fire is unknown and the state Fire Marshall is investigating to determine the cause.  Greenville Firefighters provided mutual aid with a tanker.  No injuries were reported and firefighters were on the scene about two hours.


COMETS WIN FIRST PLAYOFF GAME

It was a hard fought battle but the Greenville Comets football team won its first Class 3A playoff game Saturday to remain undefeated for the season. Playing at home, the Comets beat Robinson 39 to 29. Pana defeated Vandalia 14 to 7 and according to the Illinois High School Athletic Association web site, Greenville will travel to Pana for the second round of the playoffs. Game time is 1:00 p.m. this Saturday.  


CHILI SUPPER CROCK POT EVENT

Girl Scout Troop 8426 is hosting a new take on a Chili Supper November 14, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville.  We spoke with Diana Doll who said this will be a new type of fundraiser not yet done in our community.  You are asked to bring in a crock pot of your favorite soups, dessert, chili, chowder, or main entree to compete in a People's Choice contest.  There will be prizes for each category as well as a People’s Choice award.  You do not have to enter a crock pot to attend this event.  Entry forms and tickets are available at Watson’s Drug Store and Germann’s Plumbing.  The cost for the dinner is $5.00 for adults, $2.50 for children age 5-10, and children under 5 may eat for free.  If you enter a crock pot in the competition, the $5.00 entry fee includes your ticket to eat supper.  The deadline for entry is November 11.  If you have any questions or you would like to enter into the contest, call Diana at 410-3831. 


MADISON COUNTY OFFICER TO ATTEND FBI ACADEMY

Lieutenant Gary Eugene Burns, age 41, of rural Edwardsville, will attend the 248th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, beginning January 8, 2012.  Lieutenant Burns is a Madison County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division Watch Commander and has been a member of the sheriff’s office for more than nineteen years.  Participation at the FBI National Academy is by invitation only from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

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BOND COUNTY TRICK OR TREAT HOURS

Trick-or-treating is tonight in Greenville, from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., in Pocahontas and Sorento, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., and in Keyesport, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


POCAHONTAS PBIS PROGRAM

The Pocahontas Center focused on student behavior the past two years with their Pocahontas Believes in Students program and they were recently singled out as a prime example for legislators to evaluate in regards to the program.  We spoke with Pocahontas Principal Eric Swingler who said last year, Pocahontas Center took the initiative to pilot the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support program, also known as PBIS, in the Bond County area.  The goal of the program is to promote positive expectations within the school.  Student behavioral expectations are: I am ready, I am respectful, and I am responsible.  Those expectations are taught to the students and reviewed on a daily basis.  Students who meet the expectations participate in a monthly celebration.  Students who do not achieve the expectations meet with a team of teachers so to evaluate ways to improve.  Swingler told us the overall goal of the program is to teach students good behavior skills which continue into adult life.


FCI GREENVILLE SPONSORS BLOOD DRIVE

The Federal Correctional Institution sponsored an America Red Cross blood drive Wednesday for their employees and families.  Twenty-nine persons registered with twenty-one units collected.  Their goal was twenty units.  Sara Mickelson received a two-gallon pin

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OBITUARIES

Julie Schmetter

Julie Schmetter, age 79, of Highland, passed away Saturday, October 29 at Faith Countryside Home in Highland. Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home and Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Memorials are suggested to Highland Meals on Wheels.

Erma R. Klein

Erma R. Klein, age 90, of Trenton, passed away Saturday, October 29 at Country Side Manor in Aviston. Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. Burial will be in Mascoutah Cemetery. Friends may call Monday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Beverly Janette Schaefer

Beverly Janette Schaefer, age 60, of Greenville, passed away Friday, October 28 at her home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Slaughters Cemetery in Slaughter, Kentucky at 3:00 p.m. Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or to Bond County Hospice.

Martha J. Goldsmith

Martha J. Goldsmith, age 90, of Carlyle, passed away Tuesday, October 25 at Carlyle Healthcare Center.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 6:00 p.m. at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Burial will be in Carlyle Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Clinton County 4-H or to Clark Cemetery in Boulder Illinois.

Ruby Hoffman

Ruby Hoffman, age 88, of Carlyle, passed away Friday, October 28 at Carlyle Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Carlyle Christian Church. Burial will be in Carlyle Cemetery. Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle and Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Carlyle Christian Church.


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