10-16-2012

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COUNTY RACES FOR 2012 GENERAL ELECTION

The 2012 General Election is only weeks away.  In Bond County, Democrat Stacey Sidwell is running against Republican Rex Catron for the position of Circuit Clerk.  There are two candidates in the Bond County Coroner race as well: Democrat Tony Brooks and Republican John Donnell.  Current Bond County State’s Attorney Chris Bauer is running unopposed for reelection.  For more information about the election or the candidates, contact the Bond County Clerk’s Office at 664-0449.


USDA ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE SIGN-UP FOR 2011 CROP LOSSES

According to Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Scherrie V. Giamanco, producers may enroll in the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program for 2011 crop year losses beginning October 22.  Producers in all Illinois counties may be eligible for SURE benefits if they meet the requirements.  For more information on the SURE program and to see if you qualify for assistance, contact your local FSA office.


GREENVILLE FIRE FIGHTERS RESPOND TO KENNY HALL

Greenville Firefighters responded Monday, at 11:20 a.m., to a fire alarm at Kenny Hall on the Greenville College campus.  According to the fire report, when firefighters arrived they found college maintenance workers had accidentally activated the alarm while checking a pull station.  There was no fire.

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AMVETS COOKOUT FOR APPLE DAY RAISES MONEY FOR FOOD BANK

Apple Day is a big event and a lot of fun and one local organization raised a lot of money.  AMVETS Post 140 raised $400.00 for the local food bank from their food stand this year according to Post Commander Tony Koonce. 

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Picture taken by Greenville Chamber of Commerce


DRIVE NOW TEXT LATER

The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office is reaching out to local high school students to discuss the dangers of texting and driving.  Assistant State’s Attorney Ellen Burford said this campaign is one of many programs the State’s Attorney’s Office is implementing to raise awareness in regards to texting and driving.  A 2011 study by Virginia Tech shows drivers are 23 times more likely to get into an accident if they are texting and driving.  Burford said they hope to raise awareness of the legal consequences of texting and driving, as well as the potential emotional, mental, and physical consequences.


NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION AT KASKASKIA COLLEGE MAIN CAMPUS

Kaskaskia College invites new students to attend New Student Orientation.  The free program is designed to introduce students to information and contacts important for a successful start of their college experience.  Main campus dates are October 29, November 14 & 16, and December 7, 18, 19, & 20.  There will be tours of the main Centralia campus.  Reservations are requested for all attending by calling 545-3063. 


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KC PRESIDENT UNDERWOOD APPOINTED TO IL VETERANS AFFAIRS COUNCIL

Kaskaskia College President Dr. Jim Underwood was recently appointed to the State of Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Advisory Council where he will provide advice and counsel to the Governor and the Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Underwood said the appointment is a result of several things.  Kaskaskia College has, for many years, made it a priority to serve veterans and their families in any way possible.  They also serve as a center for veterans and families returning from deployment.  Dr. Underwood is a retired Army Infantry Lieutenant Colonel and he has a deep resolve to do everything he can to help better serve our veterans in Illinois as they serve our country.  For a list of the organizations and programs Kaskaskia College provides to Veterans and their families, call the KC Veterans Affairs Office at 545-3075.

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GREENVILLE PLAN COMMITTEE TO MEET

The Greenville Plan Committee is scheduled to meet Monday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. at the Greenville Municipal Building.  The agenda includes a public hearing to consider a request to vacate a platted alley in the College Avenue Addition and a discussion of the sign ordinance.



OBITUARIES

Mary L. Coates

Mary L. Coates, age 82, of Greenville, passed away Monday, October 15 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m., at the Greenville Free Methodist Church. Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Greenville Free Methodist Church or to Greenville College. The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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