03-21-2013

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HIGHLAND MARINE ONE OF SEVEN KILLED IN NEVADA

An explosion during a training exercise in Nevada is to blame for an Illinois Marine's death. Twenty-six year-old Aaron J. Ripperda, of Highland, was one of seven Marines who perished in a mortar explosion Monday night at the Hawthorne Army Depot in western Nevada. He was a 2005 graduate of Highland High School.


GREENVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BEHIND THE SCENES EVENT

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce is hosting a new program tonight.  Greenville Chamber Executive Director John Goldsmith said “Chamber Behind the Scenes” is a new quarterly event providing a peek at the inner workings of a member business.  Goldsmith said the new program is similar to “Business After Hours” with emphasis on learning how things are made or done.  Naco Printing will host the first “Chamber Behind the Scenes” Thursday, March 21, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Naco was founded in October of 1962and Larry and Darla Deiters have been the owners of Naco since 2001. This will be a come-and-go affair with light refreshments.  For more information, call the Chamber office at 664-9272.

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GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RECEIVE HONORS AND PARTICIPATE IN ACTIVITIES

Several Greenville High School students were recently recognized for a variety of accomplishments and activities.  High School Principal Wendy Porter said Kassidy Alderman was awarded a “Show a Winning Attitude” certificate from the Illinois High School Association for demonstrating sportsmanship.  She was nominated by an official earlier in the year. 

The National Honor Society inducted 28 new members Monday night.  Students are selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

The Legacy Group presented their anti-bullying program, “Sticks and Stones” Monday night.  The group aims to help diminish bullying in the school. For more information, call the school at 664-1370.


CITY TO OFFER LEAF COMPOST AT NO CHARGE

Beginning Wednesday, April 3, City of Greenville Public Works Department employees will load trucks with free compost for Greenville residents.  Compost will be loaded every Wednesday and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – noon as supplies last.  Please bring trucks no larger than a tandem.  If compost remains after April 30, it will be available to all Bond County residents at no charge.  For more information, call Bill Grider at 664-1644.

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OBITUARIES

Lester L. Devall

Lester L. Devall, age 79, of Vandalia, passed away Wednesday, March 20, at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Mulberry Grove United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Noffsinger Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post #1180.  Friends may call Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Mulberry Grove United Methodist Church.  Young Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Stephen E. Moss

Stephen E. Moss, age 65, of Edwardsville, passed away Monday, March 18, at Christian Hospital Northeast-BJC in St. Louis.  A private memorial service is planned. Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the Weber Funeral Home in Edwardsville.  Memorials are suggested to Edwardsville Neighbors in Need.  The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of the arrangements.


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