11-04-2011

 



VETERANS DAY PROGRAM AT GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

The annual Greenville High School Veterans Day program is Thursday, November 10 in the high school gym starting at 9:00 a.m.  The program features patriotic music, a tribute to our area veterans, and the formal release of a book featuring Greenville World War 2 veterans.  Greenville veterans are invited to participate.


GREENVILLE RAIN TOTALS

We got rain Wednesday night and here are the totals for Greenville as recorded at 6:00 o’clock Thursday morning.  The Sewer Plant measured 75 hundredths of an inch, 79 hundredths were received at the station on Sixth Street, and 77 hundredths at Idler Lane and Rt. 140.


KASKASKIA COLLEGE SPRING SEMESTER 2012 REGISTRATION UNDERWAY

Kaskaskia College academic advisors are available to assist students with registering for the spring 2012 semester.   Appointments and walk-ins for students needing advising are available Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  Thursdays and Fridays are designated for walk-ins only.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 618-545-3060.

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GO COMETS YARD SIGNS AVAILABLE

GO COMETS yard signs are still available for $5.00 each.  Show your support of the Greenville Comets by displaying a sign in your front yard, outside your office or business, or in your window.  Call 664-5580 to purchase your sign.


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Sally Bolen at the First Christian Church is coordinating Operation Christmas Child for our area. We talked with Sally about this very worthwhile program and how you may get involved. Operation Christmas Child ministry is part of Samaritan’s Purse, an organization headed by Franklin Graham.  The goal of the program is to provide Christmas gifts to children who live in war-torn countries around the world.  Last year, the program provided eight million shoe box gifts to children.  You are encouraged to put together a shoe box gift this year as a part of your Christmas tradition.  Your shoe box gift might include toothbrushes, toothpaste, bars of soap, washcloths, school supplies, shoes, clothes, and of course toys.  Leave your finished gifts at the First Christian Church in Greenville November 14-21 and please include $7.00 for shipping. Call the church office at 664-0350 for more details on Operation Christmas Child.


MULBERRY GROVE SCHOOL BOARD CONSIDERS BOND OPTIONS

At a special meeting recently, Dave Pistorious of First Mid-State, Inc. explained various bond and warrant possibilities for the Mulberry Grove Board of Education to consider.  He outlined two options where by the district may acquire funding for work on existing buildings as well as secure funding for working cash and life safety accounts.  The board has several months in which to act on bond issues.  The board approved hiring Mid-State as bond underwriters and Chapman & Cutler as bond counsel for Mulberry Grove Unit 1 District bonding.

 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME CHANGES THIS WEEKEND

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 6 and that means it is time to “Fall Back”.  Set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday.  Some digital clocks and devices are automatically programmed to adjust this for you so consult your clock or device manual to see if you need to change it. Fire departments recommend when you change your clocks, change the batteries in your smoke detectors. 




OBITUARIES

Russell C. Hickam

Russell C. Hickam, age 94, of Trenton, passed away Thursday, November 3 at Highland Health Care Center.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.  Burial will be in Trenton Cemetery with full military honors.  Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.

Leonard J. “Cheese” Liening

Leonard J. “Cheese” Liening, age 75, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, November 2 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  Funeral services will be private and no visitation is planned.  Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice.  The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of arrangements.

B. Joan Loddick

B. Joan Loddick, age 72, of Keyesport, passed away Wednesday, November 2 at her residence.  A Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Teresa’s Church in Marydale.  Burial will be in McKendree Chapel Cemetery west of Keyesport.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Zieren-Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Memorials are suggested to the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - sunny, high 63, low 46

SUNDAY - mostly sunny, high 64, low 51 with a 50% chance of showers Sunday night


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

It is the time of year when those cold and flu bugs start showing up more and more.  Tom’s guest this week on Public Affairs is Dr. Kelsey Hopkins.  They will discuss how to avoid those bugs, what to do if you get sick, and some signs that you may need more urgent care.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County Area news on WGEL Radio. 


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