04-30-2013



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9TH ANNUAL ART IN EDUCATION ART SHOW

Thursday and Friday, May 2-3, Bradford National Bank, in conjunction with Our Common Ground, is hosting the 9th Annual Art in Education Art Show featuring the work of talented local students.  Randy Alderman told WGEL the show is from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Bradford Community Building and will feature artwork from Greenville, Sorento, and Pocahontas Schools.  All grades will participate from elementary through high school.  The art is presented in a gallery setting and this year, Wes Pourchot will be cooking Thursday night with proceeds benefiting the art program at Unit 2 schools.  The art show is free and open to the public.  For more information, call Bradford National Bank at 664-2200.

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AGAPEFEST RACIN AND ROCKIN 5K

The AgapeFest Racin’ and Rockin’ 5K is Saturday, May 4. The Simple Room Director Lee O’Connor said this event is sponsored by the Simple Room board and staff.  All proceeds will go to The Simple Room.  Interested parties may register online or at the festival.  Registered participants will receive a t-shirt.  The race will feature live performers and music throughout the course.  For more information or to register, visit www.agapefest.com.

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LADY COMETS SOCCER TEAM CLINCHES CONFERENCE TITLE


The Lady Comets soccer team clinched their first Conference Championship Monday, with a 2-1 win over Staunton.  After falling behind 1-0, the Comets fought back and tied the match on a goal by Layla Zahniser, assisted by Maria Reinhard. The game-winner came with 18 minutes left when Brianna Wade assisted Zahniser to take the lead. Solid defense and 6 saves by Emily Gaffner in goal secured the victory. Congratulations to the Lady Comets soccer team.


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KASKASKIA COLLEGE TO HOST FAFSA COMPLETION WORKSHOP

The Kaskaskia College Financial Aid office is hosting an evening FAFSA completion workshop Thursday, May 2, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., in room L-102 on the main campus.  Financial aid professionals will be on hand to assist students in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  For more information, call 545-3080.


FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION HOSTS SUCCESSFUL BLOOD DRIVE

The Federal Correctional Institution sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive Wednesday, April 10, in the Training Center.  Thirty-eight prospective donors registered with 34 productive units collected.  First-time donor Stan Todd got a blood drop pin.   

 

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JOB SURVEY SHOWS STRONG EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS FOR KC GRADUATES

The Kaskaskia College Office of Assessment and Strategic Initiatives polled graduates in the career, technical, and allied health programs for the fall 2011, spring 2012, and summer 2012 semesters.  The survey results show 90% of job-seeking graduates are employed, and of employed graduates, 79% are full-time employees and 80% are employed in a field related to their studies.  83% of employed grads reported holding jobs within the college district, with 90% of those within 50 miles of KC’s main campus.  97% of those employed reported working within Illinois.  90% of KC graduates employed in their field of study felt they were well prepared for work.  For information about career and technical programs offered by Kaskaskia College, call 545-3000.


OBITUARIES

Lorene B. Killion

Lorene B. Killion, age 102, of Highland, passed away Monday, April 29, at Faith Countryside Homes.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Radio Ministry at the Evangelical United Church of Christ.


 

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