STRONG WINDS CAUSE DAMAGE
Most of the listening area found themselves doing a bit of extra raking recently as strong winds blew leaves and limbs out of trees. The strong wind also blew over the old Circle B Steak House sign.
2012 GHS FALL PLAY
The Greenville High School drama department’s fall play is this weekend. Director Austin Kastl said performances of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” are Friday and Saturday, November 16-17, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Kastl said there are several groups of characters in the play who all get mixed up and confused, falling in love with the wrong people. The show is a comedy and has a happy ending. Tickets are $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for students, and guests 5 and younger are admitted free. Tickets are available at Watson’s Drugstore, at the high school office, or at the door. Kastl said they worked really hard on the set and the play since September and they hope folks come out and see the show. For more information about the show, call the high school at 664-1370.
GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
The Greenville City Council met Tuesday night. Representative Paul Evans spoke of difficulties in Springfield and his expectations regarding state funding of programs in the future.
The council approved a $4,000.00 expenditure to stock Governor Bond Lake and the addition of a stop sign at the intersection of Beaumont and Forest Lane.
They reviewed four proposals for property, general liability, and workers compensation insurance for 2013. Even though the bid was approximately 3% higher, the staff recommendation was to stay with current provider since there are many claims in the process of being paid, most due to flooding, under general liability coverage. The measure passed with two members voting no.
The recent amendment to the tobacco ordinance would have limited sales at the Beaumont Avenue Casey’s store. The store has always been able to sell tobacco products but according to the new ordinance, no tobacco could be sold within 100 feet of a school. The council removed the 100 ft. stipulation from the ordinance.
Mayor Gaffner reported he received a resignation from the Zoning Board of Appeals. Howard Elmore, having been elected to the Bond County Board, resigned his position on the Appeals Board. The Appeals Board now has two openings.