04-12-2013

 




BOND COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NEXT HOUSE

Bond County Habitat for Humanity is currently accepting applications for their next home to be built to help families in need. Kevin Cochrane told WGEL that they are very excited about the possibility of building a new home.  They are currently starting the application and informational process.  They printed up over 1,000 brochures that went home with elementary school students this week.  Brochures are also available at the Greenville Municipal Building, the Sorento Municipal Building, and the Greenville Public Library.  The brochures have background information on the organization and list the dates for several informational meetings that they are hosting.  Kevin said that he believes that interested families would benefit from the meetings tremendously.  Everyone is invited to attend.  The first Habitat Orientation/Application Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 22nd at the Bibleway House of Prayer in Mulberry Grove.

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SCHUETTE MARKETS NAMED TCEP ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

The Kaskaskia College Foundation Teachers and Coaches Entrepreneurship Program recently named Schuette Markets as the 2013 TCEP Entrepreneur of the Year.  Mike Schuette told WGEL that his family is celebrating their 150th anniversary this year.  They are one of the oldest ongoing family grocery businesses in the country.  Mike’s great grandfather began the business in 1863, when Abraham Lincoln was still president.  Mike told WGEL that his two daughters are the fifth generation in the business.  Schuette Markets currently has 5 locations in Breese, Carlyle, Highland, Troy, and St. Rose.


ACCELERATED READER PROGRAM AT POCAHONTAS CENTER

Students at the Pocahontas Center continue to improve their reading skills using the Accelerated Reader Program.  They read books, take computerized tests to check understanding, and accumulate points toward higher point clubs and quarterly goals.  Kayla DeSherlia is in the 1200 point club.  Caleb Crawford, Brad Nelson, and Alex Calvin are in the 400 point club.  In the 300 point club we find Kody Sterkis, Ian Williams, Jessica Nelson and Kenneth Dowdy, and Gavin Links, Jaquileen Sabnal, Chris Flagg, Josh Doty, Cazdin Weber, and Daniel Jones have attained 250 point club status.  Many Pocahontas students are actively participating in the Accelerated Reader Program.  


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KINGSBURY PARK DISTRICT SWIM TEAM INFORMATIONAL MEETING

There will be an informational meeting regarding the Kingsbury Park District Swim Team on Monday, April 15th and Thursday, April 18th, at 7:00 pm, each night, at the Greenville Free Methodist Church.  Participants should be 5 years of age, or older, and should be able to swim.  For more information, call Jamie at 322-1032.

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QUICKBOOKS SOFTWARE WORKSHOP AT KC VANDALIA CAMPUS

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Kaskaskia College is offering a workshop on Quickbooks Pro bookkeeping software Mondays and Wednesdays, April 15, 17, 22, and 24, at the Vandalia Campus.  The fee is $80.00 and pre-registration is required by calling 545-3429.



OBITUARIES

Barbara C. Stein

Barbara C. Stein, age 76 of Highland, passed away Wednesday, April 10th at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call today from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland or on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Hope Lutheran Church or to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation – Highland.


WEATHER

Saturday: Partly to Mostly Sunny High: Upper 50s

Sunday: Partly Sunny and Warmer High: Low 70s ... Rain chance returns on Mon and Tues


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  U.S. Congressman John Shimkus, who represents Illinois’ 15th District, recently stopped by the studio in Greenville.  Congressman Shimkus sat down with John Kennedy and talked about some of the big issues that they are dealing with in Washington.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here at WGEL.


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