03-27-2012

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SINGLE CAR ACCIDENT ON RED BALL TRAIL SENDS ONE TO HOSPITAL

A Bond County Deputy and Bond County EMS responded Sunday, at 3:46 p.m., to the scene of a single-car accident on the Red Ball Trail.  According to the accident report, Amber N. Martin, age 24, of Greenville, was southbound in a Ford F150 pickup when her truck ran off the road on the right side and hit a culvert, a utility pole, and a tree.  Bond County EMS took Martin to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment.


FARM BUREAU NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

The Illinois Farm Bureau Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program is granting five $4,000.00 scholarships this year.  The program helps encourage and develop the pool of rural health practitioners to help meet primary health care needs in rural Illinois.  Applications are available at the Bond County Farm Bureau office and are due May 1.  For more information, call the Bond County Farm Bureau at 664-3100.


THIRD TOWN HALL BUDGET MEETING PLANNED

Following two recent town hall meetings, the City of Greenville scheduled an additional meeting for Tuesday, April 3, at 7:00 p.m., at the Greenville Municipal Building.  As in the first two meetings, City Manager Dave Willey will lead a discussion regarding the state of the city’s budget and review a variety of budgeting and revenue options. Everyone is encouraged to attend.


RED BALL TRAIL BRIDGE CLOSED FOR REPAIRS

According to information from the Bond County Highway Department, the Red Ball Trail Bridge will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, March 28-29, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day for bridge repairs.  A detour will be available.


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HEALTH FAIR 2012 SUCCESSFUL

Approximately 2,800 – 3,000 people attended the Greenville Regional Hospital’s annual health fair Friday, March 16 at the First United Methodist Church.  1,425 blood tests were performed Friday and approximately 2,700 blood tests have been performed thus far in conjunction with the health fair.  Testing continues at several satellite events at large employers throughout Bond County.  275-300 volunteers worked hard to make the health fair a success.  Greenville Regional Hospital Director of Advancement and Communication Ryan Mifflin said, “We greatly appreciate all the time and effort put into the health fair by hospital staff members, volunteers, and exhibitors.  This is a community effort and many organizations play a role in its success.”  Blood test results will be mailed in four to six weeks.


BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 SPRING BREAK SCHEDULE

Bond County Community Unit 2 schools will dismiss early Wednesday, April 4 to begin spring break.  Greenville Elementary and Pocahontas and Sorento Centers will dismiss at 2:00 p.m.  Greenville Junior High School will dismiss at 2:05 and the high school at 2:07.  There will be no student attendance April 5-10.  Classes resume Wednesday, April 11.  The Unit 2 Office and Central Office will be closed Friday, April 6 and Monday, April 9.  The offices will resume regular business hours Tuesday, April 10.

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POCAHONTAS STUDENTS RECEIVE CHARACTER EDUCATION RECOGNITION

Pocahontas Center students were recognized recently for achievement in Character Education for March.  Students are chosen by their teachers in grades K-8 with two students from each class except eighth grade which chooses one student.  Students chosen this month demonstrated outstanding caring characteristics in relation to the school.  Honored are; Kelsey Tetreau, Maddey Tebbe, Kody Sterkis, Alexis Carlile, B J Althardt, Jade Seymour, Zachary Wallace, Josh Doty, Lucas Clayton, Andy Robbins, James Beard, Grace Sperandio, Mary Reiman, Ashley King, Harley Rayphole, Olivia Miller, and Jason Derleth.



OBITUARIES

Dorothy M. “Dot” Waymoth

Dorothy M. “Dot” Waymoth, age 68, of Highland, passed away Sunday, March 25 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland.  Burial will be at a later date.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Evangelical United Church of Christ or to the family.

Maria G. "Alicia" Olive

Maria G. "Alicia" Olive, age 87, of New Douglas, passed away Sunday, March 25 at Relais Bonne Eau in Edwardsville.  Graveside funeral services will be Thursday, at 2:00 p.m.  Burial will be at Olive Cemetery in Livingston.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials are suggested to Local #840 of  the International Union of Electronic Workers.  Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra is in charge of arrangements.

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