05-01-2013

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UNIT 2 SCHOOL BOARD SWEARS IN NEW MEMBERS

In Monday’s special Unit 2 school board meeting, three newly elected board members and one re-elected member were sworn in.  Mike Timmerman, Jay Young, Scott Workman, and Edmar Schreiber joined current board members Scott Gaffner, Nate Prater, and James Jackson. Young was elected president in a 4-3 vote with, Jackson, Gaffner, Young, and Timmerman voting yes and Prater, Workman, and Schreiber voting no. Gaffner was elected vice president in a 4-3 vote. Jackson, Gaffner, Young, and Timmerman voted yes and Prater, Workman, and Schreiber voted no. Prater was elected board secretary 7-0.

A representative of PMA securities along with two representatives from Stifel Nicolaus discussed refinancing current 2005 bonds at a cheaper interest rate. The projected net savings to the school district would be around $468,000.00, according to Stifel Nicolaus. Savings would depend on the interest rate when the bonds are refinanced.  No action was taken by the board but the issue will likely be discussed at future board meetings.  Superintendent Jeff Strieker said the refinancing of bonds would not lengthen the time frame for paying off the bonds but would take advantage of today’s lower interest rates. 

The second presentation by the two companies was a School Facility Sales Tax of up to 1%. Currently Greenville’s retail sales tax is 6.75% with neighboring cities such as Highland at 7.85 and Vandalia at 6.75, accordingly to Stifel Nicolaus. It would take approval by the school board to place the sales tax question on the ballot for voters to consider at a future election.  A 1% sales tax could generate a projected $625,000.00 annually, according to Stifel Nicolaus.  The county-wide sales tax will also likely be discussed further by the school board. 

A public budget hearing is scheduled prior to the June 17 school board meeting.

Unit 2 School District Board

Back Row from L to R: Mike Timmerman, James Jackson, Scott Workman, Edmar Schreiber

Front Row from L to R: Scott Gaffner, Jay Young, Nate Prater


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MOBILE HOME FIRE ON BLUE STREET

Greenville Firefighters responded Tuesday, at 6:55 p.m., to a report of a structure fire on Blue Street.  According to the fire report, the fire was in a mobile home.  There was heavy smoke when firefighters arrived and the fire was located in the rear of the mobile home.  There was no one at home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.  The cause of the fire is unknown and damage was extensive, estimated at $28,000.00.  Smithboro and Pocahontas-Old Ripley Firefighters provided mutual aid.  Firefighters were on the scene almost three hours.


SHREDDING AND RECYCLING DAY AT BRADFORD NATIONAL BANK

Saturday, May 4, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., at the Bradford Community Building, Bradford National Bank in Greenville is offering you an opportunity to safely dispose of your old documents.  Randy Alderman said the service is free and documents will be taken to Highland Recycling for destruction.  This is the same company Bradford National Bank uses to destroy and recycle their sensitive materials.  Items accepted include cancelled checks, bank statements, tax returns, or other items with personal or sensitive financial information.  Newspapers and magazines will not be accepted.  For more information, call the bank at 664-2200.

 

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GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL PROM THIS WEEKEND


This Saturday, the GHS Juniors will host “Underwater Paradise” their 2013 prom.  Doors will open at 7:00 p.m., the dance begins at 8:00, and the coronation starts at 8:30, earlier than in the past.  Parents are invited to attend the coronation.  The dance will resume after the coronation and continue until 11:00 p.m.  For post-prom, students will check in at 11:30 p.m. and will stay until 4:00 a.m.  This year’s prom court candidates are Ava Bergen, Cierra Chesnut, Moriah Goggin, Rebecca Munshaw, Hannah Paul, Marissa Weiss, Carlton Baird, Shea Brendel, Jonah Gaffner, Tobias Gamino, Lincoln Siebert, and Cameron Walter.  For more information about the Prom or after party, call the school at 664-1370.



OBITUARIES

Wenifred M. Bailey


Wenifred M. Bailey, age 89, of Keyesport, passed away Tuesday, April 30, at Highland Healthcare Center.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 1:00 p.m., at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Friends may call Wednesday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Highland Healthcare Center. 

Carolyn S. Young

Carolyn S. Young, age 67, of Greenville, passed away Monday, April 29, in St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m., at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Sorento School or to the family.

Forrest Addison Feldt, Sr.

Forrest Addison Feldt, Sr., age 74, of Summerfield, passed away Monday, April 29, at St. Louis University Hospital.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m., at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.  Burial will be in Summerfield cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the American Liver Foundation or to American Breast Cancer Research.

Dorothy E. Isert     

Dorothy E. Isert, age 94, of Albers, passed away Tuesday, April 30.  A funeral Mass for 94 year-old Dorothy E. Isert will be Saturday, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Albers.  Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Hempen Funeral Home in Albers. 


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