05-09-2012

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2012 GREAT CELEBRITY PIE AUCTION….A HUGE SUCCESS

The 2012 Great Celebrity Pie Auction was a huge success.  The grand total of money raised was $8,155 over the three days of this year’s auction.  All proceeds go to the Bond County Relay for Life.  A big thank you to all our bidders and bakers from everyone at WGEL Radio. 

This year’s auction featured Sherriff Jeff Brown, Ryan Mifflin from Greenville Regional Hospital, Matt Willman and Scott Lurkins from the City of Greenville, Police Chief Lou Lorton, Pocahontas Principal Eric Swingler, State’s Attorney Chris Bauer, Spanky McCray, Frank Joy, Randy Alderman and Marline File from Bradford National Bank, Tim Watson from Arthur Young, Bond County Circuit Clerk Rex Catron, Daryl Bolen from the First Christian Church and WGEL Farm Reporter Joe Doll, Ryan Bauer from Unit 1 Schools and Sorento School Principal Bill Carpenter. 

$8,155 raised in three days for the Bond County Relay for Life, and again thank you to everyone who baked, bid and listened to this year’s Pie Auction on WGEL. 


POLICE DOG COMING SOON TO MULBERRY GROVE VILLAGE

At their Monday meeting, the Mulberry Grove Village Board approved securing a police dog at no charge to the village.  During his police report, village officer Robert Sutton reported he has been working with a police dog that may soon be available.  The dog must complete a six week training course to be licensed.  Sutton said the dog will be useful for drug searches and looking for missing persons and should be available by the end of June or first of July.
The board approved the 2010-2011 audit report from village auditors Pinski & Lyons.  They extended the contract with the firm for three years through 2014.
The next meeting is June 4, at 7:00 p.m.

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BOND COUNTY HABIT FOR HUMANITY BLUEGRASS IN THE PARK

The 7th annual Bond County Habitat for Humanity Bluegrass in the Park is Saturday, May 19, from noon – 8:00 p.m., at Patriot’s Park. There is no admission charge. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy bluegrass music with groups Rural Rights Revival, Jagged Grass, Big Spike Hammer, and The Red Haired Boys. The acoustic music jam begins at noon and the stage show starts at 4:00 p.m. Food and beverages will be available. Proceeds support Bond County Habitat for Humanity. For more information, call Russell at 791-8784.

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HEALTH FAIR TEST RESULTS MAILED

All test result forms from the 2012 Greenville Regional Hospital Health Fair have been mailed.  Two copies of the results are included in the mailing.  Participants should keep one copy for their records and take the other copy to their physician to include in their personal record history.  Test results are not mailed to physicians.  For more information, call 664-1230, ext. 3060.

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GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT 2012

Greenville High School Students will be recognized for their accomplishments at the 2012 Senior Awards Night Tuesday, May 22.  Greenville High School Principal Wendy Porter said the Senior Awards Night is at 7:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church.  All seniors and their parents are invited to attend.  Students will be recognized for scholarships they have received, academic honors, departmental awards, and some conference athletic awards.  For more information, call the high school at 664-1370.

 

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4-H UNIT 23 SEEKING LOGO AND SLOGAN

4-H members in Unit 23 are encouraged to submit designs for a logo and suggestions for a slogan for the unit.  Logo and slogan requirements are available at the U of I Extension office.  Drop by the office or call 664-3665.  Entries are due in the Extension office by July 2.

 

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OBITUARIES

Dean Scott

Dean Scott, age 83, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, May 8 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m., at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post 1377.  Friends may call Thursday, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Greenville VFW Post 1377 or Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

J. Wise

Loyd J. Wise, age 81, of Highland, passed away Monday, May 7 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.  Funeral arrangements for 81 year-old Loyd J. Wise are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


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