CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CANDIDATE FORUM
The Greenville Chamber of Commerce Local Candidates Forum was Monday night at the Globe Theater. Candidates for county wide offices and County Board talked about their qualifications and issues facing the county. Greenville Chamber Director John Goldsmith said candidates for Circuit Clerk, Coroner, and four of the five County Board districts were all present at the forum. They talked about a variety of things they want to do if re-elected or elected to office. Goldsmith said the Chamber of Commerce has a long history of sponsoring "Meet the Candidates" forums.
Republican Rex Catron, Bond County Circuit Clerk
Democrat Stacey Sidwell, Bond County Circuit Clerk
Republican John Donnell, Bond County Coroner
Democrat Anthony "Tony" Brooks, Bond County Coroner
Republican Barb Smith, Bond County Board District 2
Democrat Gerald Lee “Spanky” McCray Sr., Bond County Board District 2
Democrat Eldon Young, Bond County Board District 3
Democrat Wes Pourchot, Bond County Board District 4
Republican Jack Langel, Bond County Board District 4
Democrat Howard N. Elmore, Bond County Board District 5
Republican Brock Willeford, Bond County Board District 5
Thank you to John King for pictures
HAY BALE FIRE WEST OF MULBERRY GROVE
Mulberry Grove Firefighters responded Monday, at 2:25 p.m., to a report of a hay bale fire on Rt. 140 west of Mulberry Grove. According to Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, lightning was the cause of the fire and two big round bales were damaged. There were no injuries and firefighters were on the scene about 45 minutes.
VILLAGE OF POCAHONTAS BOARD MEETING
At the recent Pocahontas Village Board meeting, the board discussed sewer rates. The board will likely have a rate increase proposal on next month’s agenda. There is concern over a sewer deficit.
The village’s water towers main panel bus board failed during the last storm and was replaced. A water pump was also replaced. The cost was just over $9,000.00. There are problems with the housing of a second pump but otherwise it is running fine.
A resident spoke to the board concerning persons depositing trash on his property.