BOND COUNTY MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITIES 2012
In Greenville, Memorial Day festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. Monday at the Veterans Memorial, where they will be changing the flags and recognizing new bricks in the memorial. Immediately following that ceremony, the Lincoln Land Leathernecks are putting on a parade beginning in front of the DeMoulin Museum and ending at Montrose Cemetery.
American Legion Post 1180 of Mulberry Grove Memorial Day services start Saturday, May 26, at 8:00 a.m. at the Mulberry Grove and Taylor Cemeteries with the placing of flags at every Veteran’s grave. The Avenue of Flags around the Mulberry Grove Cemetery will be raised Sunday, May 27, at 8:00 a.m. and a memorial service is scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m. Sunday with guest speaker retired Army Major General Wayne Erk. There will also be roll call, a 21 gun salute, taps, and a closing prayer.
Pocahontas American Legion services start at 11:00 a.m. with an opening prayer. They will lower and raise the flags and call out the names of the KIAs and POWs on their monument. Services will be at Robinson Cemetery. The Highland VFW’s firing detail will be present alongside the Pocahontas Color Guard.
PUBLISHING CLEARING HOUSE SCAM
The Madison County Sheriff’s Department recently received a report of a Publishing Clearing House scam. According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, a victim received a letter informing him he had won $650,000.00 in cash and an offer to pay off any credit cards with a balance. The letter instructed the victim to call the Publishers Clearing House and provided a number. The victim called the number and sent a check to the fictitious company for slightly less than $5,000.00. If you receive a similar contact, do not believe the promise of large sums of money for your cooperation. Guard your account information carefully and never give a credit card number over the phone unless you make the call. If you believe you are the target or victim of a scam, contact your local police department.
POCAHONTAS-OLD RIPLEY HOMECOMING
The Pocahontas-Old Ripley Volunteer Fireman & EMS Homecoming is Friday and Saturday, July 13-14, from 5:00 p.m. until midnight. Rachel Wilfong said the event is at the Gretchen Wilson Park and they will have food, beer, and a carnival. The parade is Saturday at 4:30 p.m. The Jim Miller band will perform Friday night and Exit 36 will entertain Saturday evening. Advance tickets will be available for the carnival at the Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire Station June 1 to July 11. For more information, call 669-2349.