04-16-2012

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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT WINDOW BACK HOME

The Richard W. Bock Sculpture Museum had a ceremony Thursday afternoon to welcome back one of their most prized possessions, a Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass window.  Museum Director Dr. Sharon Grimes said it is extraordinary that a rural community such as Greenville is the home of a piece of art such as this.  Some major glass art exhibits desired the window so for it to have ended up here is remarkable.  The window has always been on exhibit at the museum and so it is considered old news to some of the people who have lived in Greenville for a while.  Dr. Grimes felt it was a good idea to hold a ceremony to welcome home the window.  If you would like to see the window or any of the pieces of art at the museum, they are open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. and Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  If you have any questions, call the museum at 664-6521.

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Photo: Dr. Sharon Grimes speaks about the history of the "Sumac Window."
Also pictured, Greenville College President Dr. Larry Linamen.


LIONS CLUB HAS SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER

The Greenville Lions Club just completed a very successful fundraiser.  Club Secretary Ken Bryant said the fundraiser gave the Lions Club an opportunity to let people know about some of the good work they do in the community, as well as generating support for their projects.  They offer a scholarship for seniors, help with eyeglasses and eye exams for people in need in Bond County, help people in need get hearing aids, and provide support for the Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary.  The Greenville Lions Club meets for lunch the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m., at the Country Kitchen Restaurant in downtown Greenville.

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FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES BANQUET


A packed house greeted guest speaker former Florida State Football Coach Bobby Bowden at the annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Banquet at the Greenville College Armington Center Monday night. After the banquet we talked to Tom Morgan with FCA. Morgan said they did not anticipate having such a packed house for their event but Bobby Bowden was a huge draw for folks.  Allan Spainhour, owner of the Greenville Dairy Queen, received the Jenner Award for his long term contributions to the work of FCA.  Morgan said Spainhour has worked many hours, supporting the FCA and they were glad to honor him this year. Greenville High School Athlete Dillon Bone was awarded the annual $1,000.00 college scholarship for his years of leadership in FCA.  Morgan said ever since Dillon was young, he has been involved with the FCA.  He has been a great role model for younger children and a great athlete as well.  Morgan said they were excited to have the opportunity to recognize these two individuals.

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UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET

The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday, April 16, at 7:00 p.m. at the Sorento Center.  The agenda includes use of emergency days, IESA membership, 2012-2013 calendar, a proposal from the Building, Grounds, and Transportation Committee, reduction in force resolutions, and a closed session.

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GREENVILLE FLOWER SHOPPE

The Greenville Flower Shoppe made a few changes recently.  Tabatha Cook, co-owner of the Greenville Flower Shoppe with her husband Kristopher said they are happy to say the Greenville Flower Shoppe is now Greenville owned and operated.  They will provide the same great services as the previous owner in addition to adding a lot of great new merchandise.  They will now be selling purses, head gear, annuals, perennials, and much more.  The Greenville Flower Shoppe is located on Route 127 at the south edge of Greenville.  The grand opening of the new location will be Saturday, April 21.  If you have any questions, call 664-1100.

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HIGHLAND HOME CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

Highland Home will celebrate its 100th anniversary with an open house, tours, refreshments, and a special ceremony Sunday, April 29.  Residence Manager Muriece Schwend told WGEL as a retirement home, they have had many people pass through their doors over the past 100 years.  Tours of the home, displays of history, and a 2:00 p.m. ceremony with Congressman John Shimkus are planned. Cake and punch will be served and the Highland Home Kitchen Band will entertain.

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OBITUARIES

Clinton H. Rogier

Clinton H. Rogier, age 92, of Highland, passed away Friday, April 13 at Faith Countryside Homes/Faith Care Center in Highland.  A private funeral is planned at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church or to the Highland Area Christian Service Ministry Food Pantry.

Ethan Crisman

Ethan Crisman, age 18, of Keyesport, passed away Tuesday, April 10 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Vandalia.  Burial will be in Evan’s Cemetery in Vandalia.  Friends may call Monday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the family.  The Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia is in charge of the arrangements.

Gary A. Kniepmann

Gary A. Kniepmann, of Pocahontas, passed away Sunday, April 15 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral arrangements for Gary A. Kniepmann are pending at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

James Elmore

James Elmore, age 73, of Coffeen, passed away Friday, April 13 at Hillsboro Area Hospital.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen.  Burial will be in Olive Hill cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Lorraine M. Schniers

Lorraine M. Schniers, age 84, of Albers, passed away Thursday, April 12. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Albers.  Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m., at the Hempen Funeral Home in Albers.  Memorials are suggested to the Clinton County Special Olympics or to the Clinton County Relay for Life.

Marian J. Warren

Marian J. Warren, age 72, of Greenville, passed away Friday, April 13.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 12:30 p.m. at the Irwin Chapel in Granite City.  Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Glen Carbon.  Memorials are suggested to the Shriner's Hospital, First Baptist Church of Granite City, or to the Bond County Humane Society.

Naomi Brown

Naomi Brown, age 53, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, April 11 at Greenville Regional Hospital.  A memorial service will be Monday, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Greenville.  Friends may call Monday, from 5:00 p.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the family.  The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.


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