09-17-2012

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2012 GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES

Greenville High School Homecoming activities kick off this week.  Principal Wendy Porter said court candidates will be announced Monday.  Each day during the week has a special dress-up theme.  Monday is dress as a "Cereal Character" or wear your best dress-up clothes, Tuesday is Twin Day, Wednesday is Crazy Miss-Match Day, Thursday is Throwback Day where students may dress up from their favorite era, and Friday is spirit day where everyone will wear blue and white.  Class games are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday night there will be a silent pie auction at the volleyball game.  The parade is Friday afternoon with the homecoming game Friday night.  The dance is Saturday night from 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.  The coronation ceremony is at 8:30 p.m. Saturday during the dance and the public is invited.  The Comets will take on Roxana Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at Don Stout Field.  For more information, call the school at 664-1370.

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9th ANNUAL PAWS IN THE PARK EVENT

The 9th annual Paws-in-the-Park was last Saturday at Patriot’s Park in Greenville.  There were activities for participants of all ages, whether they had two or four legs.  The events included Fastest Fetch, Best Kisser, Best Trick, Best Barker or Howler, Prettiest Mixed and Pure Breeds, Best Dressed, and Best Human / Canine Look-Alike. Several vendors offered services and products for pets and pet owners. Children’s book author and illustrator, Sindy Smith, of Belleville, was on site signing her books which are often about shelter pets.  Proceeds from the event benefit the Bond County Humane Society.

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TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON 3RD STREET

Greenville Police responded Friday, at 11:38 a.m., to the scene of a two-car accident on North 3rd Street in Greenville. According to the accident report, Raymond K. Rhoads, age 22, of Greenville, was southbound on 3rd Street in a Saturn L100 when he stopped behind another vehicle while it was making a left turn.  Heather D. Osbourne, age 26, of Highland, struck Rhoads from behind with her Chrysler PT Cruiser.  Osbourne was cited for alleged speeding and taken to Greenville Regional Hospital with minor injuries.

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BAND BOARD MEETING

The Band Board will meet Monday, September 17 at 4:00 p.m. at the Greenville Municipal Building.  Interested parties are welcome to attend.

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JAKE ODORIZZI IN THE BIG LEAGUES

Sunday, the Kansas City Royals brought former Highland Bulldog pitcher Jake Odorizzi up to their major league team and announced he would be starting next weekend against the Cleveland Indians. Odorizzi is a 22 year-old 2008 graduate of Highland High School and first round draft choice of the Milwaukee Brewers. He was acquired by the Royals in 2010 and this year has a combined 15 win 5 loss record with the Omaha Royals Triple-A and Northwest Arkansas Double-A teams.  In his senior year at Highland, Odorizzi went 14 and 0 and lead Highland to the Class 3A state title.


UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET

The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday, September 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school library.  The agenda includes leaves of absence, an FFA overnight trip to Indianapolis, a music department overnight trip to Orlando, a Dominican Republic report, ISAT, ACT, and PSAE presentations, an OKAW Area Vocational Center resolution, health, life & safety amendment, commercial insurance, and a closed session.

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BLUE ANGELS KICK FOR A CURE, AUTOGRAPH DAY, AND YOUTH CLINIC

Saturday, September 22 is Kick for a Cure, Autograph Day, and Youth Clinic at the Kaskaskia College Soccer Field as the Blue Angels soccer team hosts Eastern Iowa, at 3:00 p.m.  All children will receive an 8x10 photograph of the Blue Angels.  Immediately following the game, students may have their photos autographed by members of the team.  For more information, call Coach Joe Basch at 545-3175.

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SPORTS

COMETS WIN BIG OVER HILLSBORO

In a game broadcast live on WGEL Radio, the Greenville Comets won big over Hillsboro Friday night.  The final score was 45-0.  The Comets are now 3-1 and tied for first place in the conference with Pana, Carlinville, Staunton and Vandalia.  Pana beat Carlinville Friday night to hand the Cavaliers their first defeat of the season.  The Comets next play Roxana at home this Friday night during homecoming. 

COMETS SOCCER

The Comets soccer team lost to Hillsboro 1-2 (1-3 PK's) Saturday. Ryan Mueller scored the lone Comet goal in regulation. After two overtime golden goal periods with no scoring, the game was decided by penalty kicks. Jonah Gaffner scored the only successful Comet penalty kick. Lincoln Siebert recorded 6 saves in goal and stopped one penalty kick in regulation.

COMETS GOLF

The Greenville golf team shot 330 losing to Freeburg's 310.  Greenville individual scores showed Moss shot a 73, Wernle 85, Pickett and Brauns 86, Knebel 90, and Messerli 99.


OBITUARIES

Duane A. Kraus

Duane A. Kraus, age 69, of Pocahontas, passed away Friday, September 14 at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Grantfork United Church of Christ.  Burial will be in Grantfork U.C.C. Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Grantfork United Church of Christ.

Lloyd D. Nau

Lloyd D. Nau, age 80, of Greenville, passed away Friday, September 14 at his home.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at Young Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post #1377.  Friends may call Sunday, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Greenville First Christian Church or to Bond County Hospice.

Mary Lou Sanders

Mary Lou Sanders, age 67, of Alhambra, passed away Saturday, September 15 at Kindred Health Care in Springfield.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m., at the Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra.  Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra and Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the family.


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