10-04-2012

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JAMIE NATTIER PERFORMS ORIGINAL SONG ON SHOW ME ST. LOUIS

Jamie Nattier, of Patoka, performed an original song on Channel 5’s "Show Me St. Louis" program Wednesday.  Jamie said the song he performed is called “Here on the Farm.”  He wrote it with another individual from Nashville.  Nattier said they both have a lot in common including an interest in farming.  Nattier lives on a small farm in Patoka.  This year has been hard on many farmers and they felt it was a good subject about which to write a song.  Nattier spends his time performing as much as possible locally. 

He is very active on his Facebook and YouTube accounts, posting various videos and songs.  Nattier was contacted to perform on "Show Me St. Louis" after someone at Channel 5 saw his “Here on the Farm” video on YouTube.  For more information about Jamie’s music or to listen to his song “Here on the Farm,” look up Jamie Nattier Music on Facebook.


CALIFORNIA FIREFIGHTER ON CROSS-COUNTRY BICYCLE TOUR RAISING FUNDS FOR SISTER

John Byrne, a firefighter from California, started a cross-country bicycle trip in September to help raise funds for his sister, Lauren.  We spoke with John while he was visiting Greenville. John left from the Golden Gate Bridge September 9 and his goal is to reach the Brooklyn Bridge. Lauren became a paraplegic at the age of 15, after receiving a spinal cord injury.  They are hoping to raise enough money to allow Lauren to purchase a vehicle suited to her specific needs, allowing her to have more independence.  John said there have been many hurdles along the way such as crossing the Rocky Mountains, facing the winds in Kansas, and the many hills in Missouri.  He says when he started his journey, he never thought he would meet so many amazing and kind people. 

Sherry Schaefer from Heritage Iron Magazine escorted John out of town Wednesday morning on her bicycle.  John still has approximately 1,100 miles to go on his cross-country journey.  For more information, visit the website www.LaurensRide.org or look up Lauren’s Ride on Facebook. 

John and his driver Tony at the Continental Divide.

John, Tony, and Sherry Schaefer from Heritage Iron Magazine.


GREENVILLE COLLEGE HOMECOMING 2012

The Greenville College 2012 Homecoming is October 19-20, welcoming back the classes of 1962, 1972, 1987 and 2002, as they celebrate reunions. Director of Alumni Relations Pam Taylor said year after year, she hears heart-warming stories from alumni.  Stories of friendship, love of God, and great faculty.  There is a fun, festive, and warm atmosphere around homecoming and the sense of coming home is significant for many alumni.  Friendships, romances, and spiritual lives began for many individuals at Greenville College.  Activities include the homecoming parade, reunions, and the alumni dinner Saturday evening.

 

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BOND COUNTY BOARD MEETING

The main business of the Bond County Board Tuesday night was defining the meaning of the word “restaurant” when it pertains to receiving a liquor license. In the future, a restaurant must have 50% or more of its gross receipts, month to month, derived from the sale of food, for the county to be able to issue a liquor license. The board increased the number of class E liquor licenses from zero to one and issued a permit for Jenny’s LLC to have a Class E liquor license.

The board appointed Richard Fones to replace resigning member J. D. Abbott on the Reno Bethel Cemetery board. They approved amending the Construction Engineering Agreement for the Pocahontas Bridge.


BURNED POPCORN SETS OFF FIRE ALARM AT GREENVILLE COLLEGE

Greenville Firefighters responded to Greenville College Wednesday morning to investigate a fire alarm.  According to the fire report, an alarm sounded at a dormitory where an occupant had burned a bag of popcorn in the microwave.  There was no fire.  Firefighters were on the scene about ten minutes.


FIREFIGHTERS INVESTIGATE SMOKE AT GREENVILLE VFW HALL

Greenville Firefighters responded Wednesday, at 6:37 p.m., to the Bond County VFW Hall on South 4th Street to a report of smoke.  According to the fire report, a light fixture was causing smoke in the bar area.  Firefighters removed the bulb and thoroughly checked of the building.  No fire was found. They were on the scene about 30 minutes.

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OBITUARIES

John R. McGill

John R. McGill, age 83, of north of Pocahontas, passed away Tuesday, October 2 at Montgomery County Rehabilitation Center.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Friends may call Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Memorial Hospice of Springfield.

Merle Parker Hall

Merle Parker Hall, age 99, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, October 2 at Helia Healthcare.  Graveside funeral services will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m., at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Greenville First Presbyterian Church.  Young Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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