04-25-2013

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FIRST NATIONAL BANK HOMETOWN SUPPORT BREAKFAST

Tuesday morning at the First Christian Church in Greenville, First National Bank President Ernie Chappel presented more than 30 local community organizations with checks to help accomplish their charitable missions.  Ernie said this is one of the bank’s highlights every year.  April is Community Banking Month and Chappel said this is an excellent opportunity to bring folks and organizations together so they can present donations and hear about how these individuals are making a difference in their community.  The bank presented funds to many local organizations including Relay for Life, Boy Scouts, Simple Room, FFA, and other local Community groups.

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY GOSPEL CONCERT A SUCCESS
 
The annual Habitat for Humanity Gospel concert was Sunday, April 21, at the Free Methodist Church in Greenville.  Larry Sayler said they have been doing this for many years and the event receives tremendous support from the community.  They raised $2,900.00 at this year’s event, which is the most they have ever raised.  The concert featured the GES Kindergarten class, high school and junior high band and chorus, the Bibleway House of Prayer Praise Team, and the First United Methodist Church Choir.  The Habitat for Humanity has begun the application process for their next family and hopes to break ground on their next home in August or September of this year.

 

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HUMANE SOCIETY TO REPEAT YARD SALE

The weather was cold and rainy last weekend causing many people to stay home instead of venturing out to local yard sales.  Gayle Wise of the Bond County Humane Society said they still have many wonderful items for sale.  They will be having a repeat yard sale this Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Dog Facility on South Elm Street, a quarter-mile south of Route 40.

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FIRE IN SORENTO MOBILE HOME

Shoal Creek Firefighters responded Wednesday, April 24, at 10:18 a.m., to a call of a fire in a mobile home in the 200 block of Taylor Street in Sorento.  According to information from the Shoal Creek Fire Department, there was a grease fire on the stove.  Individuals in the home put out the fire with a fire extinguisher.  There were no injuries. Greenville Firefighters were originally paged to the scene but their call was cancelled enroute.  Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 30-45 minutes.


FUN HAD BY ALL AT MULBERRY GROVE PROM

The Mulberry Grove High School Prom was Saturday, April 20, at the Indian Springs Golf Course.  Event co-sponsor Matt Elam said the event went very well.  Brett Steiner was crowned Prom King and Brittany Duren Prom Queen.  For their Post Prom event they went to The Edge in Belleville, a laser tag and arcade center.  Matt said everyone had a lot of fun.  Matt co-sponsored this year’s Mulberry Grove Prom with fellow teacher Karen Neathery.

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