05-29-2012

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SCENES FROM MEMORIAL DAY IN GREENVILLE

A large crowd gathered on the courthouse lawn and also at Montrose Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day ceremony.

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SEMI TRUCK ACCIDENT ON INTERSTATE 70

Pocahontas-Old Ripley EMS and Firefighters were dispatched Monday, at 6:13 p.m., to a semi-truck accident in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 at the 38 mile marker.  According to information from Illinois State Police from District 11, who handled the accident, James Staples, age 33, of Florida, was eastbound on Interstate 70 in a semi-truck when for unknown reasons he ran off the road, hit several trees, and came to rest in a slough along Shoal Creek.  Pocahontas-Old Ripley EMS took Staples to Greenville Regional Hospital where he was treated and released.  The truck was hauling melons and Interstate 70 was partially closed for three hours.


GREENVILLE GRAFFITI CAR SHOW NEEDS FOOD VENDORS

The Greenville Graffiti Car Show is looking for two more not-for-profit organizations to be food vendors at the event June 16.  Event planners want to offer a variety of food and the anticipated crowd should provide an opportunity to generate revenue for your group.  For more information, call the Greenville Chamber of Commerce office at 664-9272.


KICK PROGRAMS OFFERED AT GREENVILLE EDUCATION CENTER

The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing Community Education is offering KICK classes in June at the Greenville Education Center.  Classes offered include About Dinosaurs, Ocean Life, and Zumbatomic.  The registration fee for each class is $25.00.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.  For more information or to register, call 664-9394.


WATSON TIDBALL MANAGEMENT AWARDS

Three Greenville College students recently received Watson Tidball Management Awards for their hard work inside and outside the classroom.  Walter Fenton, Vice President of Advancement at Greenville College, told WGEL Watson Tidball has been an institution at Greenville College for more than 60 years.  He has been a faculty member and has worked in the college advancement department helping alumni and friends who want to make planned gifts to the college.  Last fall Watson said he wanted to establish three awards for seniors who are chosen by the Management Department.  Matthew Scandrett, Matthew Pollek, and Reed Lape are the recipients for 2012.  When selecting recipients for this award, the selection committee looked at academic excellence and modeling the school’s commitment to character and service.


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GREENVILLE SECOND GRADERS TO SING AT BUSCH STADIUM

Greenville Elementary second graders will sing “God Bless America” immediately before the Cardinals / Marlins game Saturday, July 7, at 3:15 p.m., at Busch Stadium.  Tickets are available now for $20.00.  Ticket orders are due by June 21.  For more information or to order tickets, call Kim at 972-7738. 

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GREENVILLE COLLEGE OFFERS ONLINE MASTERS DEGREES

You may now choose from a variety of master’s programs offered entirely online at Greenville College.  Courses include emphases in coaching, curriculum and instruction, teaching English as a second language, and literacy with foundational curriculum for a Master of Arts in Education Degree.  Greenville College is currently accepting applications for admission to these programs which begin in fall 2012.  For more information, call Janice at 664-6751.




OBITUARIES

JOHN PIETRO PROVINZANO

John Pietro Provinzano, age 60, of Highland, passed away Saturday, May 26 at his home.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Meridith Funeral Home in Highland.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.   Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Mattoon.  Memorials are suggested to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. 

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