BOND COUNTY BOARD PROPOSING FEE FOR FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS
The Bond County Board met Tuesday, May 7, at 9:00 a.m., in the County Board Room. James Tarasuik was appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals. The board approved county aid for Mulberry Grove to replace a culvert at the intersection of Fox Avenue and Dunkard Road.
Penny Dixon and Maxine Barth presented a proposal regarding the Food Service Sanitation Ordinance. Currently, the Bond County Health Department does not charge for food service inspections. Dixon explained most counties have an annual charge for the inspections. For Category I inspections, Fayette County charges $130.00, Madison County charges $325.00, and Montgomery County charges $100.00. Bond County is proposing an annual fee of $75.00 for Category I establishments. Dixon explained the resolution must first be approved by the state. The board approved the resolution which will go into effect July 1, pending its approval from the state. Letters will be sent to area restaurants informing them of the change.
The next meeting of the Bond County Board is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21.
You may see the full county board meeting Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. on Newwave Channel 12.
WASHINGTON MAN DRIVES WRONG WAY ON I-70
A wrong-way driver on I-70 Eastbound was stopped in Fayette County after traveling through Bond County. According to Fayette County Sheriff Aaron Lay, Sunday, May 5, at approximately 2:12 a.m., William Curtis, age 77, of Washington, Illinois, traveled the wrong way on I-70 from the 48 ½ mile marker to approximately the 61 mile marker, a distance of more than ten miles. Curtis was stopped by authorities and cited for improper lane usage. The Greenville Police Department received 14 "911" calls in regard to the incident.
TURLEY MEMORIAL AWARD PRESENTATION THURSDAY
The 20th Annual Gerald Turley Memorial Award presentation is Thursday, May 9, at 7:00 p.m., at Cunetto’s Restaurant in Greenville. This year’s winner is Bradford National Bank President and CEO, Frank Joy. Tickets are $10.00 each and are available at the Chamber of Commerce office. For more information about the Gerald Turley Memorial Award, call the chamber office at 664-9272. Doors open at 6:15 and the Greenville College Jazz Band will perform at 6:30PM.
11TH ANNUAL BOND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUILT SHOW
The 11th Annual Bond County Historical Society Quilt Show was last Saturday. Wanda McCracken said there were 180 quilts on display and attendance was brisk at 293 visitors.
The Quilt Block contest theme this year was “Baskets” and there were 26 entries. Winners were Anna Helmkamp, of Smithboro, in the 5-8 year old category, Lexie Seylor, from Greenville, won in the 9-12 year old category, Courtney Kester, from Cape Girardeau won for the 13-18 year old category, and Nancy Kester, also from Cape Girardeau, won in the adult category.
The Viewer’s Choice awards are voted on by those attending the show and those awards went to Betty Boehm, of Greenville, for Hand Quilting, Hazel Davis, of Ramsey, for Machine Quilting, Nita Markos, of Hillsboro, for Baby or Wall Quilting, and Wanda McCracken, of Greenville, for Antique Quilting.
McCracken said the show’s success is due to the efforts of many people and the Historical Society and Quilt Show Committee are thankful to all who donated money, merchandise, and time.
APRIL 2013 RAINFALL
Greenville received an average of 8.53 inches of rain in April 2013. This ranks 2013 fifth in years with the highest rainfall totals over the past 46 years. The most rain fell in April 1994 when Greenville got 12.02 inches. The least rainfall was in 1971 when we got just seven tenths of an inch. We did not get any snow this April but in 1971, ten inches of snow fell in Greenville in April.
3 REDNECK TENORS TO PERFORM AT KASKASKIA COLLEGE
You are invited to enjoy 3 Redneck Tenors – A New Musical Adventure, Sunday, May 12, at 3:00 p.m., in the Jane Knight Auditorium at Kaskaskia College. The performance is a mix of familiar and classic songs along with musical comedy. Tickets are $27.00 for adults and $15.00 for youth ages 18 and under. To order tickets, call 545-3223.