05-14-2012

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BENEFIT CONCERTS FOR GARY VAZQUEZ

There will be two benefit concerts Friday and Saturday, June 1-2 at the Wildey Theater in Edwardsville in honor of Sergeant 1st Class Gary Vazquez.  Mike Kleinhoffer told WGEL the purpose of the concerts is to pay tribute to the young man from Highland.  During Gary’s third tour of duty, in September 2008, he sadly lost his life.  The intent of the benefit concerts is to raise funds and awareness to set up a memorial scholarship in his name.  Tickets are available at www.wildeytheater.com.

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AUTHOR PRESENTS BULLYING PROGRAM AT SIUE

Tuesday, May 15, the author of the book, Queenbees and Wannabes is giving a presentation in the Meridian Ballroom at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Julie Wollerman, Regional Superintendent of Schools in Bond, Fayette, and Effingham Counties said Rosalind Wiseman is an expert in the field of bullying.  Wiseman is able to present perspectives from both the parent's and student’s points of view.  The program will focus on what is bullying, where and when it is happening, and most importantly what we can all do to prevent bullying.  May 15, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Wiseman is signing books at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Following the book signing is the presentation.  Pre-registration is required.  For more information or to register for this event, visit www.roe41.org.


BOND COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH TO MEET

The Bond County Board of Health is scheduled to meet Monday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m.  The agenda includes policy and job description revisions, a computer policy, a fiscal year 2012 budget revision, expiring terms of personnel, and a closed session.

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LAURA FELDMAN TO GIVE PRESENTATION AT BOND COUNTY SENIOR CENTER

Thursday, May 17, at 1:00 p.m., a nationally recognized public speaker is giving a presentation at the Bond County Senior Center.  Anna Oestreich said Laura Feldman is a national speaker for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.  She has been with the organization for 21 years and is a very entertaining and informative speaker.  Anna strongly recommends anyone interested in Social Security or Medicare should attend this free event.  For more information, call the senior center at 664-1465.

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LARRY STEWART INDUCTED INTO ILLINOIS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR’S HALL OF FAME

Former Greenville High School Athletic Director Larry Stewart was inducted into the Illinois Athletic Director’s Hall of Fame Saturday, May 5 at the Illinois Athletic Director’s Association state conference in Peoria.  Larry was the Greenville High School Athletic Director for 23 years.  During his tenure, he was the secretary of the IADA for two years and a presenter and moderator at the state conference for three years.  He was named Class A Outstanding Athletic Director of the Year in 1999, Assistant Principal of the Year-Kaskaskia Region in 1997, and Athletic Director of the Year- Kaskaskia Region in 2003.  One of his colleagues said, “Larry always made it clear his main concern was the student-athletes.”

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OBITUARIES

Danny K. Cruthis

Danny K. Cruthis, age 64, of Alhambra, passed away Friday, May 11 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m., at Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to University of Washington MCC Research.


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