06-18-2012

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HUGE CROWD AND MORE THAN 130 CLASSIC CARS IN DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE SATURDAY

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CSX SELECT SITE CEREMONY RECEIVES NATIONAL ATTENTION

An announcement ceremony Tuesday, June 5 recognized the Kelsey Business & Technology Park in Greenville as a CSX Railroad “Select Site.”  This ceremony received both local and national news coverage.  Greenville Economic Development Coordinator Scott Lurkins said they received an overwhelming response from folks all over the country.  Some of the top people in the real estate industry have been in contact with them.  This is a great opportunity for the community and Illinois.  Lurkins said they have strong backing from the state, railroads, and all their other partners.  More than a dozen national news agencies covered the event, including Yahoo, The Wall Street Journal, and CNBC.

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TWO SOUTHERN ILLINOIS FFA MEMBERS ELECTED TO STATE OFFICE

Delegates at the 84th Annual Illinois FFA State Convention recently elected five 2012-2013 Illinois State Officers.  Two of the five are from southern Illinois.  State Reporter is Courtney Gerstenecker, age 18, of Carlyle, a member of the Carlyle FFA Chapter.  State Secretary is Joel Limestall, age 18, of Waterloo, a member of the Waterloo FFA Chapter.  Congratulations to these young leaders.

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HOW TO AVOID THE FATAL FOUR

Many fatal accidents are caused by preventable behaviors.  Illinois State Police Trooper Mike Link said the reason why most traffic accidents happen is because of human error. People follow too close, drive too fast, drive while intoxicated, or don’t wear their seatbelts.  These “Fatal Four” are avoidable and Trooper Link said if we could simply avoid these things, we could greatly reduce the number of fatal crashes.  He advises that we simply be responsible.  If you know you are going to go out drinking with friends, call a cab or assign someone to be the designated driver.  Something as simple as buckling your seatbelt could save lives.  If you have any questions or would like more information, visit the Illinois State Police website at www.isp.state.il.us.


HIS KIDS SUMMER BEACH PARTY

"HIS KIDS" is a non-profit organization focusing on decreasing the devastation of childhood cancer through support programs, emotional health services, and emergency assistance.  Jamie Bellamy said HIS Kids is an acronym for Happiness Is Serving Kids In Distress Situations.  HIS KIDS serves families that have children with cancer.  They offer support programs and a number of activities at local hospitals.  They are having a summer beach party Tuesday, June 26.  Activities include a photo booth, face painting, fun costumes, crafts, music, a dance party, and a piñata.  Lunch will be provided and the event is at the Oncology Clinic at Cardinal Glennon Hospital.  To make a donation of money, supplies, or time, please call their Highland Office at 654-4020.

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OBITUARIES

Betty Albrecht

Betty Albrecht, age 82, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, June 16 at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral arrangements for 82 year-old Betty Albrecht are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.

John E. Vosholler  

John E. Vosholler, age 79, of Pocahontas, passed away Sunday, June 17 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral arrangements for 79 year-old John E. Vosholler are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


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