11-23-2012

 




GREENVILLE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS POPS CONCERT

This year’s Greenville Community Christmas Pops Concert is Sunday, November 25, at the Greenville First Christian Church. Proceeds will go towards Foster Hope, a local grassroots organization which supports foster children and families.  Bond County Assistant State’s Attorney Dora Mann said there is a dire need for foster families and assistance for foster families in Bond County.  When a child is taken into foster care, they oftentimes only have the clothes on their back. Foster Hope gathers supplies and materials to put together backpacks for foster children.   These backpacks are filled with clothes, necessities, and a comfort item.  The Pops Concert begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Greenville First Christian Church.  There is no admission charge but donations are greatly appreciated.  For more information, call Laura Harris at 214-5318.

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MULBERRY GROVE SCHOOL BOARD ACCEPTS NEW PEPSI CONTRACT

At the recent Mulberry Grove Board of Education meeting, the board approved a thirteen year extension to the current contract with Pepsi.  The new contract is for twenty years and Pepsi agreed to donate four new wireless scoreboards, valued at $28,000.00.

Superintendent Mike Gauch reported although no categorical state aid payments have been received, current financial balances look good at this time.   

The elementary school celebrated Red Ribbon Week, October 22-25, with an excellent assembly program highlighting dangers of abusing drugs and alcohol.

Elementary ISAT scores indicated marked student improvement in third through sixth grades.  High school juniors showed significant increases in math and science PSAE and ACT scores, but reading scores were down slightly.

Negotiating teams from the Mulberry Grove Board of Education and the Education Association met separately and worked through current contract language.  Teams will consider financial issues and plan to meet again in mid-December.

The next meeting is Monday, December 17, at 7:00 p.m.


KASKASKIA COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO MEET

The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet Monday, November 26, with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7:00 in the Wedekemper board room.  The agenda includes administrative reports, approval of student organizations’ constitutions, approval of the 2014-2015 school calendar, 2013-2014 lab fees, approval of new degree certificates, disposition of college property, approval of a bid for the purchase of an orchestra pit filler, and a closed session.

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GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL TO HOST 19TH ANNUAL LUMINARY PROJECT

The Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary 19th Annual “Light a Luminary for a Loved One or Friend” project continues this year.  Luminaries will be lighted beginning Friday, November 23 through Sunday, January 6.  For a minimum donation of $10.00, a holiday luminary featuring a design of a Christmas tree or snowflake will be placed and lighted along the driveway and sidewalks surrounding the hospital and Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  You may make luminary donations at the annual holiday bazaar December 1 at the Greenville Free Methodist Church or send contributions to Greenville Regional Hospital or Fair Oaks in care of the “Light a Luminary Project.”  Please send donations by January 4.


ATTORNEY DOUG MARTI SPEAKS FOR FORMER EMPLOYEE AT KINGSBURY PARK DISTRICT MEETING

At Mondays Kingsbury Park District Board meeting, attorney Doug Marti spoke to the board regarding former employee Jennifer Bourgeois. Marti asked the board to consider speaking to the States Attorney on behalf of Bourgeois to help her get her conviction changed from a class 1 felony to a class 2 felony to make her eligible for an earlier release with the home monitoring system. Marti thought this would help the Park District because Bourgeois would be eligible to work and start paying restitution sooner. Board President Tommy Simpson spoke on behalf of the board and told Marti “They would leave that in the hands of the States Attorney and defer to his ruling.”

Director Jerry Sauerwein reported the concrete work was finished at Patriot's Park for the new building and the building should be in place soon.

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OBITUARIES

Mildred M. Mooney

Mildred M. Mooney, age 94, of Greenville, formerly of Vincennes, Indiana, passed away Saturday, November 17 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Graveside funeral services will be Saturday, at 2:30 p.m., at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vincennes.  The family will receive friends Saturday, from noon - 2:00 p.m., at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Vincennes.  Mildred is the step-mother of Juanita, Mrs. Calvin Burge of Greenville.  The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of local arrangements.

 


WEATHER

SATURDAY - sunny, high 40, low 28

SUNDAY - sunny, high 53, low 34

 


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guests this week are Alan Gaffner, Nancy Machmer, and Jane Cornelius.  Alan, Nancy, Jane, and Michelle will talk about the upcoming Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Annual Holiday Bazaar, Saturday, December 1.  There will be dozens of booths, an auction, homemade pastries, and much, much more.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.

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