10-10-2011

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MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITIES FOR TODAY....PLEASE REMEMBER THE REASON FOR THIS DAY

In Greenville, Memorial Day festivities will begin at 9:00 on Monday morning at the Veterans Memorial.  immediately following that ceremony, the Lincoln Land Leathernecks are putting on a parade which will begin in front of the DeMoulin Museum and end at Montrose Cemetery.  The Greenville VFW Post are having their annual fish fry today. Please get out and be a part of the Memorial Day Activities near you.


LADY ACES TO PLAY IN SUPER SECTIONAL ON MONDAY

The Mulberry Grove Lady Aces softball team is bound for the super sectionals.  The Lady Aces beat Woodlawn 8-5 on Saturday in a game heard live here on WGEL Radio.  The Lady Aces will play Goreville Monday at Noon in Carbondale.  Goreville won their sectional championship 10-0 over Galatia.  3 Lady Aces, Megan Blankenship, Cheyanne Rogier and Kate Jolliff,  had three hits each including Jolliff’s two triples.  Blankenship was the winning pitcher for the Aces.  Good Luck Monday to our Lady Aces.   

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APRIL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS IN MOST ILLINOIS METRO AREAS

The April local unemployment rate fell in eleven metro areas in Illinois and increased slightly in one metro area compared with one year ago.  According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the April 2012 unemployment rate for the Illinois Section of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area was 8.4 percent.  It was 8.3 percent one year ago.  Locally, the unemployment rate in Bond County fell from 8.3% in 2011 to 8.1% in April 2012.  In Clinton County, the rate increased from 6.8 – 6.9% and the rate in Madison County also increased from 8.0 – 8.3%.  The St. Clair County rate remained the same at 9.0%.


GILHAM LODGE SPONSORS BLOOD DRIVE

Mulberry Grove Gilham Lodge 809 AF & AM sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive Thursday.  The drive goal was 24 units and thirty persons registered with 26 units collected.  Jake Tompkins received a 22-gallon pin and Betty Geiger and Dona Matthews each received one-gallon pins.  Tristin Long received a first-time donor blood-drop pin.

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MYLAR BALLOONS CAN POP POWER SYSTEMS

Mylar balloons are often used for outdoor parties and celebrations.  Mylar balloons have metallic properties that cause a surge of electricity of they touch a power line or float into substation equipment.  This can cause equipment to short circuit and lead to power outages, fires, and possible injuries.  If you celebrate with Mylar balloons, keep them tethered at all times to a weight.  When the party is over, puncture the balloons and dispose of them properly.

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POCAHONTAS ACCELERATED READER STUDENTS HONORED

Pocahontas Center students completed another year in the Accelerated Reader Program.  The top ten students in this year’s program were recognized at awards day.  The top ten students are Kayla DeSherlia, Ethan Carpenter, A.J. Eades, Kenneth Dowdy, Caleb Crawford, Kody Sterkis, Jordan Kirkman, Daniel Jones, Brad Nelson, and Jessica Nelson.  Many other Pocahontas students were recognized for their accomplishments in the Accelerated Reader Program.

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OBITUARIES

Oscar A. Bellm

Oscar A. Bellm, age 101 of Highland, passed away Friday, May 5th at his residence. Funeral services for 101 year old Oscar A. Bellm will be Wednesday, May 30th at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to Highland Area Community Foundation or Heartland Hospice.

Margaret M. “Margie” Heinzman

Margaret M. “Margie” Heinzman, age 53 of Breese, passed away on Friday, May 25th. Funeral mass for 53 year old Margaret M. “Margie” Heinzman will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese. Burial will be in St. Dominic’s/St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 to 10:30 a.. at Hempen Funeral Home in Breese. Memorials are suggested to Clinton County Relay for Life.

Loretta Fay Royer

Loretta Fay Royer, age 66 of Pocahontas, passed away Tuesday, May 22nd at her daughter’s residence in Carlyle. Funeral services for 66 year old Loretta Royer will be Thursday May 31st at 11 a.m. at Meredith Funeral Home in Pocahontas. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 8 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Eileen N. Stewart

Eileen N. Stewart, age 89 of Highland, passed away Saturday, May 26th at her residence. Funeral services for 89 year old Eileen Stewart will be Thursday May 31st at 11AM at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8PM and Thursday from 8AM-11AM at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice. 

John Pietro Provinzano

John Pietro Provinzano age 60 of Highland passed away on May 26th at his home.  Funeral services for John Provinzano will be held on Wednesday may 30th at 11AM at the Meridith Funeral Home in Highland.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8PM and Wednesday from 8-11AM at the funeral home.   Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Mattoon.  Memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. 


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