04-02-2013

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FREE HEALTH TESTS OFFERED AT HEALTH FAIR 2013

The 33rd Annual Greenville Regional Hospital Health Fair is Friday, April 5, from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., at the Greenville First United Methodist Church on South Second Street.  Several free health tests will be available including oral health screenings, hand strength screening, testing for glaucoma, video ear inspections, body fat composition screenings, cataract screening, vision testing, blood pressure readings, pulmonary function tests, digital foot scans, and spinal muscle tension screenings.  For more information, call 664-1230, ext, 3060.


MULBERRY GROVE VILLAGE BOARD HONORS RETIRING TRUSTEE

Monday night, prior to the regular Mulberry Grove Village Board meeting, village residents, board members, guests, and family attended a cake and punch reception in recognition of Village Board Member Albert Willis.  Albert has faithfully served 41 years as a board trustee.  The board gave Albert a plaque in recognition of his many years of service.  His granddaughter, board secretary Brooke Ernest, presented the plaque.

The board reviewed the proposed model of the confined space safety man lift equipment discussed at the March meeting.  The only piece of equipment still being considered is a safety harness.  Final purchase price information should be available for the May meeting at which a final decision is expected.

The board received animal control and police reports.  Code enforcement officer Harold Thull reported inspecting several rental houses.

The next meeting is Monday, May 6, at 7:00 p.m.


TOURISM COMMITTEE MEETING 

The Greenville Tourism Committee met this week and approved a recommendation of $750.00 to help fund advertising for AirStravaganza 2013.  Craig Baumberger told the board this event had been popular in the past, but had not been hosted in several years due to a lack of volunteers.  This year’s AirStravaganza will be Saturday, October 5, along with Apple Days. The tourism committee is recommending up to $2,000.00 of their budget be used to assist with finishing the courthouse lights.  These recommendations will be sent to the Greenville City Council. 

Art Walk 2013 will be Saturday, September 21, in downtown Greenville.

 

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UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DOWN SLIGHTLY IN ST. LOUIS METRO AREA

According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security and the U.S. Department of Labor, February local unemployment rates increased in ten of the twelve metro areas in Illinois.  The Illinois Section of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical area is one of the two metro areas in which the rate decreased.  The Illinois metro area rate fell from 10.5 percent in February 2012 to 10.0 percent in February 2013.  The rate in Bond and surrounding counties also dropped.  The Bond County unemployment rate decreased from 10.7% in 2012 to 9.5% in 2013.  The Clinton County rate dropped slightly from 9.5 – 9.4%, Madison County went from 10.2 – 9.6%, and St. Clair County dropped one tenth of a percent from 10.8 – 10.7%.


MULBERRY GROVE FFA CHAPTER SPONSORS BLOOD DRIVE

Tuesday, March 26, the Mulberry Grove FFA Chapter sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive at the high school.  Thirty-five persons registered with 30 units collected.    Georgianne Tompkins received an 18-gallon pin, Joe Leidner a seven-gallon pin, Jerry Kious a two-gallon pin, and there were five first-time donors.

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STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP AT KC VANDALIA CAMPUS

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Kaskaskia College is offering a workshop entitled “Starting a Small Business in Illinois” Wednesday, April 3, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., at the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus.  The fee for the non-credit class is $10.00 and pre-registration is required by calling 545-3492.


RED BALL BRIDGE CLOSED

Red Ball Bridge will be closed Wednesday, April 3, from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 



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The Golden Egg Winners at Saturday's egg hunt

sponsored by the Optimist Club and The Greenville Commercial Club


OBITUARIES

Craig J. "Herk" Hoerchler

Craig J. “Herk” Hoerchler, age 42, of Shattuc, passed away Saturday, March 30, at St. Louis University Hospital.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m., at Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Burial will be in St. John Cemetery in Breese.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.

Dolores L. Poettker

Dolores L. Poettker, age 80, of Breese, passed away Monday, April 1, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese.  Burial will be in St. Dominic-St. Augustine Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.   Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.

Helen Vollintine

Helen Vollintine, age 90, of Litchfield, passed away Sunday, March 31, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 10:30 a.m., at the Walshville Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.  Memorials are suggested to Walshville Baptist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Kenneth I. Beatty

Kenneth I. Beatty, age 70, of rural Greenville, passed away Thursday, March 28, at his home.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m., at Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  Burial will be in Campground Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday, after 9:00 a.m. at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Campground Cemetery or Bond County Hospice.  Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

S. Watson Tidball

S. Watson Tidball, age 87, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, March 31, at his home.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenville Free Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Memorials are suggested to the Greenville College Alumni House, Greenville Regional Hospital, or the Greenville Free Methodist Church.


 

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