01-25-2013

 




BOND COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE KICK-OFF EVENT THIS WEEKEND

The Bond County Relay for Life’s kick-off event is Saturday, January 26, at the Greenville First Christian Church.  This year, the Relay for Life will surpass the $1,000,000.00 mark in total funds raised.  Breakfast will be served from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., followed by a dessert auction.  This year’s Relay for Life is September 13 with the theme “Superheroes."  To join a team or form a new team, call Katie at 704-9009.

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TEACHER AT TRIAD MIDDLE SCHOOL NAMED FINALIST FOR AWARD

Triad Middle School teacher Therese Hembruch was recently named a regional finalist for the Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Award.  Triad Middle School Principal Cathie Buller said Therese is a 7th grade science teacher at Triad Middle School.  Principal Buller said she nominated Therese because she is somewhat unusual in the sense that she incorporates elements from her background in dance into her lessons.  She gets her students up and moving in a way that makes learning fun and memorable to the students.  Principal Buller said the Peabody Leaders in Education Award recognizes teachers who go that extra mile.


KC CLASSES OFFERED IN VANDALIA

The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing Community Education is offering a Digital Photography course, Monday and Tuesday, January 28-29, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Vandalia Campus.  The cost for students under age 60 is $20.00 while students age 60 and older may register at no charge.  A Memoir-Life Style course is also offered at the Vandalia Campus Monday evenings January 28 – February 25, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  The cost for students under age 60 is $40.00.  Students age 60 and older may register with no charge.  Pre-registration is required for these classes by calling 545-3255.


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MULBERRY GROVE BOARD OF EDUCATION HEARS UPDATE ON SECURITY SYSTEM

Following discussions at the December Mulberry Grove Board of Education meeting concerning school security, a buzz-in system has been installed at the main high school and elementary entrances.  Superintendent Mike Gauch told the board at Tuesday ’s meeting, persons entering the school must buzz the office and the secretary may see and talk with the person and let them in.  The high school has been using the system which is functioning well.  Final adjustments will be made next week to the system at the elementary.  When all systems are operational, the district will contact parents concerning new procedures for entering the building during the school day.

Gauch reported no categorical state aid payments have been received.  The board borrowed money for the transportation fund and will need to borrow again next month if state money is not received. 

The board adopted the 2013-2014 school calendar and set graduation dates.  Eighth grade graduation is Thursday, May 16, at 7:00 p.m. and high school graduation is Saturday, May 18, at 1:00 p.m. 

The next meeting is Tuesday, February 19.  A public hearing is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. to consider exemption from the summer school food program and waivers for holidays.  The regular meeting starts at 7:00.


CUB SCOUT PINEWOOD DERBY HAS THIRTY-SIX ENTRIES

The Greenville Cub Scout Pack 4057 annual Pinewood Derby Race was Saturday, January 19, at the Presbyterian Church in Greenville.  Thirty-six scouts participated and the top four finishers from each Den advanced to the Grand Finals.  Quinn Mesnard placed first overall, followed by Gabe Lager second, Hunter Clark third, and Jaylon Betts fourth.  Additional trophies were presented to Quinn Mesnard for “Most Likely That A Scout Made,” Gavin Kaegy “Most Original,” and Andrew Lurkins “Best of Show.”



OBITUARIES

Lester G. LeDuc

Lester G. LeDuc, age 87, passed away Monday, January 21, at Alhambra Care Center.  Funeral arrangements for 87 year-old Lester G. LeDuc are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - mostly sunny, high 31, low 24

SUNDAY - 60% chance of freezing in the morning with rain in the afternoon and night, high 38, low 37


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL.  Michelle’s guest this week is Tricia Higgins, Communications & Marketing Manager with Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois.  They will talk about how the Girl Scouts program started, some of their fun and exciting activities, and of course Girl Scout cookies.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.

 

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