02-06-2013

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SUPERVISOR OF ASSESSMENTS ANSWERS CITIZENS QUESTIONS AT BOND COUNTY BOARD MEETING

Bond County Supervisor of Assessments Deb Langham attended the Bond County Board meeting Tuesday morning at the courthouse at the request of the board.  About ten residents were on hand with questions and concerns about their property assessments.  Board members also asked questions of Langham about the assessment process concerning specific properties in the county.  Langham answered the questions and said anyone with a problem or question about their assessment should contact her office.  Board of Review members Craig Hudson and Howard Wise were also on hand and answered questions about the appeal process.  The question and answered session lasted about 45 minutes.  Call the supervisor of assessments office at 664-2848.


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COMETS AND LADY COMETS WIN

Congratulations to the Comets and Lady Comets on their wins Tuesday night. The Lady Comets beat Flora 41-31 in the regional semi-final at Toledo-Cumberland. The Lady Comets will play Thursday, at 7:30 p.m., at Toledo-Cumberland, against T-town for the championship. The Comets beat Carlinville 65-49 at home Tuesday for senior night.


BOND COUNTY HOMEMAKERS’ EXTENSION SPONSORS BLOOD DRIVE

The Bond County Homemakers’ Extension Association sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive Monday.  Sixteen persons registered with twelve units collected.  First-time donor Scott Meikamp received a blood drop pin and John Bray, Jr. an eleven-gallon pin.


SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN ST. CLAIR COUNTY SENDS ONE TO HOSPITAL

Illinois State Police responded Friday, February 1, at 6:16 p.m., to a single-vehicle accident on Rt. 13 in St. Clair County.  According to the accident report, James R. Light IV, age 24, of New Athens, was westbound on Old Illinois Rt. 13 in a Honda Civic, approaching Nuernberger Road, just southeast of New Athens.  While going around a curve, the vehicle went out of control for unknown reasons.  The Civic rolled over and went off the road to the south, coming to rest upright.  Light was seriously injured and ARCHed from the scene to St. Louis University Hospital. 


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EIGHTH GRADE STUDENT WINS SPELLING BEE

Eighth grade student Gloria Wilson, daughter of Jeff and Pamela Wilson of Greenville, won the Greenville Junior High Spelling Bee.  The runner-up was Annie Kuenstler, eighth grade daughter of Mary Beth Kuenstler of Greenville.  Gloria won by correctly spelling “camouflage,” which Annie missed and then correctly spelling “mongrel” for the win.  Gloria will compete in the Bond-Fayette-Effingham Spelling Bee Friday, February 15, at 6:30 p.m., in the Mulberry Grove Elementary School Gymnasium.  Winners will advance to the regional spelling bee in Decatur in March.

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MULBERRY GROVE VILLAGE BOARD MEETS

At the recent Mulberry Grove Village Board meeting, Police Officer Robert Sutton reported he and K-9 Officer Bella assisted Fayette County Deputies and Illinois State Police with the search for two men suspected of a carjacking.   Bella’s tracking lead to the capture of one man.  The other man alluded officers and Bella when he entered a creek but was found the next day deceased from hypothermia. 

The owner of the Maple Street Grill informed the board of his intention to open a gun shop in the village in the near future.  The opening date depends on attainment of a license.

The board was told Carman’s Market is going out of business.  Inventory reduction rates determine the actual closing date but the grocery store owner plans to close the business by March 1.

The next meeting is Monday, March 4, at 7:00 p.m.




OBITUARIES

Lavelle F. “Cotton” Iberg

Lavelle F. “Cotton” Iberg, age 88, of Greenville, passed away Monday, February 4, at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m., at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post 1377.  Friends may call Thursday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Greenville First Christian Church Building Fund, Fair Oaks Nursing Home Activities Department, or Bond County Hospice.

Rita Crites

Rita Crites, age 92, of Coffeen, passed away Tuesday, February 5, at Hillsboro Area Hospital.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:30 a.m., at the Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen.  Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Virginia C. Rinderer

Virginia C. Rinderer, age 90, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, February 3, at the Forum at Brookside in Louisville, Kentucky.  Funeral arrangements for 90 year-old Virginia C. Rinderer are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.


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