09-20-2012

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COUNTY BOARD APPROVES BID ON NEW TRANSPORTATION BUILDING

The Bond County Board met Tuesday night at the courthouse.  Anna Oestriech presented bids received for the new Bond County Transit Building.  Two bidders met all requirements in the bidding process.  The board voted for the lower bid of $980,818.00 from Tindall Construction.  Oestriech introduced Kent Korte from the Korte Company who will be the project manager. 

The board approved two events on the courthouse lawn this week.  Thursday, Greenville College will have part of its 120th anniversary celebration on the courthouse lawn and Friday, the annual Comets Sports Boosters cookout will be on the courthouse lawn.  

The board discussed the possibility of remodeling a room on the second floor of the courthouse to make it available for clients and attorneys to meet there as well as a place for juries to deliberate.  The plaster in the room does contain lead paint and will require certain safety procedures be followed in its removal and replacement.  No action was taken. 

The board heard from Ron Whiteside of Whiteside Communications about the need to switch out old radios in some transportation vehicles to comply with new FCC regulations that take effect January 1.  Several proposals were discussed ranging from replacing radios and adding a repeater with a cost just over $7,000.00 to building a new tower at the transit building at a cost of more than $44,000.00.  The board took no action but will likely discuss this further at the next meeting.   


RIK ROBERTS TO PRESENT BARNEY FIFE MOTIVATIONAL PROGRAM TODAY

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce is hosting a program presented by Rik Roberts today, September 20 entitled "Don’t Barney Fife Your Way Through Life” at 5:30 p.m. at the Globe Theater.  Roberts told WGEL his program is 50% motivational and 50% fun.  He will discuss some ways you may clear out the digital clutter in your life and get back to the basics.  Roberts said sometimes we get so distracted by work or school that we forget about the things that really matter.  Mayberry was really good at keeping things simple and there were many great lessons to be learned.  Roberts includes some of these lessons in his presentation.  Tickets are $10.00 each, and there is limited seating.  For more information or to reserve your seat, call the Chamber of Commerce Office at 664-9272.

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COMETS SPORTS BOOSTER HOMECOMING BBQ

The Comets Sports Boosters Annual Homecoming Cookout is Friday, starting at 10:30 a.m., on the courthouse lawn. Greenville High School Athletic Director Joe Alstat said Wes Pourchot and his crew will be cooking pork burgers, brats, and hot dogs.  Drinks will be available and you may have food delivered to your home or business by calling 664-5580.

 

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KEYESPORT ARTIST MAKES AMAZING COPPER SHIPS

Art Short of Keyesport wanted a copper ship to decorate his house and became an artist, building replicas of clipper and other historical sailing ships from copper.  Art said he loves old sailing ships and wanted one built from copper to decorate his home.  An artist in Makanda worked in copper but after three years of asking him to build a ship for him, Short took over, got the information about the copper supplier, and started building the ships himself. He patterns the ships after paintings, scales them up to the size he needs, and works with copper sheets and braided copper wire to build the ship and all its fixtures. Short’s work may be found at the Rend Lake Artisan Center in Whittington and the state museum in Springfield.

Picture from www.basiccopper.com

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boat on display at Rend Lake


FLOOD DEBASEMENTS DISCUSSED AT FARM BUREAU MEETING

There was an informational meeting for farmers Monday at the Bond County Farm Bureau.  Ron Marshall at the Farm Bureau said Brenda Matherly, Assistant Director of Local Government for the Illinois Farm Bureau, presented the program.  Ron referred to the evening as Farmland Assessment 101.  They discussed how the laws have changed including the changes with flood debasement.  Landowners and farmers are now required to provide proof to get the flood debasement tax qualification.  If your property floods at some point in the year you may qualify.  For more information about the flood debasement property tax classifications, contact the Supervisor of Assessment’s office at 664-2848.

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SPORTS

LADY COMETS GOLF SCORES

Greenville 228
Highland 163
Althoff Catholic 184

Jackie Hoffmeier 53
Kami Suess 56
Heather Wernle 58
Carlee Braye 72
Eryn Smith 61
Payton Cline 62


OBITUARIES

Jayne Ann Hammer Zumbrunn

Jayne Ann Hammer Zumbrunn, age 70, formerly of Greenville, passed away Thursday, September 13 in Arizona.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Montrose Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Campus Crusade “The Jesus Film."


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