11-21-2012

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AIR CANNON TO HELP REDUCE CROWS ON COURTHOUSE LAWN

The hundreds of crows that can gather in the trees surrounding the courthouse in Greenville cause a tremendous noise and headache to those working downtown or visiting the square.  And that many birds can cover the grounds with their droppings, taking away from an otherwise picturesque courthouse lawn.  The Bond County Sheriff’s department has a new tool to help scare those birds away.  A propane powered compressed air cannon emits a loud bang.  If you hear that sound on the square its purpose is to scare away those troublesome crows.  The cannon is on a timer allowing it to be shut off and it is small enough to be moved easily and set up quickly.  It is hoped the cannon will lead to a cleaner and quieter square.  If you are near the square, don’t be too alarmed if you hear the loud noise.

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FIRE IN HOME ON GULL ROAD

Greenville Firefighters responded Monday, at 2:24 p.m., to a report of a fire in a residence on Gull Road west of Greenville.  Pocahontas-Old Ripley, Mulberry Grove, and Smithboro Firefighters were called within a few minutes for mutual aid with tankers and manpower.  According to the fire report, the home owner requested the electricity be turned on to the home before the wiring had been inspected.  When the power was turned on, smoke was seen coming from the attic and the power company immediately turned off the electricity.  Firefighters extinguished a fire in a second floor bedroom.  Damage is estimated at $20,000.00.  No injuries were reported and fire department personnel were on the scene about three hours.


GREENVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

The Greenville Public Library will close at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 21 and will remain closed Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The library will reopen Saturday, November 24 on its regular schedule from 8:00 a.m. – noon.  For more information, call 664-3115.

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“AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS” DINNER CONCERT AT KASKASKIA COLLEGE

The Kaskaskia College Choral and Instrumentalists present “An American Christmas” dinner concert Friday, November 30, at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25.00 per person or $40.00 per couple and include admission, meal, and entertainment.  The menu includes pork loin with apple butter, green beans, spinach salad with strawberries and poppy seed dressing, hot yeast rolls and cinnamon honey butter, and assorted seasonal pies.  For more information or to order tickets, call Cathy at 545-3182.


“LETTERS, LABELS, AND POSTCARDS” CLASS AT KC VANDALIA CAMPUS

The Kaskaskia College Continuing Community Education Department is offering a course entitled “Letters, Labels and Postcards” at the Vandalia Campus.  The class is Thursdays, November 29 and December 13, from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.  Students will learn how to use the merge feature in Word to create letters, labels, envelopes, and postcards and how to create a data source / address book.  The cost for students under age 60 is $52.00.  Students age 60 and older may register without charge.  For more information or to register, call 283-1780.

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OBITUARIES

Agnes M. Stabenow

Agnes M. Stabenow, age 79, of Marine, passed away Monday, November 19, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Troy. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. Jerome Memorial Fund, MOSAIC Pregnancy & Health Center-Granite City, or to the donor’s choice.

Florian T. “Flo” Barth

Florian T. “Flo” Barth, age 89, of Highland, passed away Saturday, November 17, at Faith Countryside Homes in Highland.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Meredith Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to Meals on Wheels or to St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Walter B. “Skip” Diesen

Walter B. “Skip” Diesen, age 73, of Germantown, passed away Sunday, November 18, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.  A funeral Mass will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 – 9:45 a.m., at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.  American Legion services will be Friday, at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.


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