05-09-2013

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SORENTO MAN WINS ONE MILLION DOLLARS IN ILLINOIS POWERBALL

According to Illinois Powerball representative Mike Lang, a local resident recently won a large prize in the lottery.  Joy Cruthis, of Sorento, won one million dollars Saturday, April 20, at the CC Food Mart in Greenville.  Cruthis purchased a quick-pick Powerball lottery ticket and matched the first five numbers.  The winning numbers were 6, 8, 30, 39, and 48.


SCENES FROM THE 2013 ART IN EDUCATION ART SHOW

A large crowd attended the 9th Annual Art in Education Art Show at the Bradford Room in Greenville.  Randy Alderman, at Bradford National Bank, said the event was packed Thursday and Friday evenings, May 2-3.  A third date, Saturday, May 4, was added to the event this year.  Greenville Elementary School students performed Saturday.  The event was co-sponsored by Bradford National Bank and Our Common Ground.

Photos courtesy of Bradford National Bank

 

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DIANA DOLL RECEIVES AWARD FOR WORK WITH THE GIRL SCOUTS

Diana Doll recently received the Volunteer of Excellence Award from the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois.  This award recognizes volunteers who have contributed outstanding service and dedication on behalf of the organization.  Diana said her favorite part of working with the Girl Scouts is watching the girls’ interpersonal relationships and friendships grow.  Oftentimes for teenagers, the most important people in their lives are their peers.  Diana hopes she has played a role in helping them nurture their friendships with one another and encouraging them to find friends who help them make good decisions and become better young women.  In the Summer of 2014, she hopes to take her troop to Florida to swim with the dolphins.

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BOND COUNTY BOARD MEETING

The Bond County Board met Tuesday.  Board Chairman, Howard Elmore, read a resolution which requested Greenville Regional Hospital explore all available options before allowing the closure of Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Suggested options include community fundraising and sale or lease of the facility.  The resolution also stated the board will provide any assistance possible in an effort to keep the facility open.  At this time, Fair Oaks is scheduled to close July 15.

Bond County Supervisor of Assessments, Deb Langham was present at Tuesday’s meeting.  According to Langham, the terms for the current members of the Farmland Review Committee have expired.  Langham recommended the board appoint Jerry Gaffner, Donald Wall, and Joe Doll to two-year terms on the committee.  The board will make a decision at the next board meeting.

The next meeting of the Bond County Board is Tuesday, May 21.


WATER SYSTEM FLUSHING IN GREENVILLE

Greenville Public Works employees will be flushing the city water mains and distribution system Monday, May 6 continuing through Friday. June 14.  Flushing will be from the water plant to the water towers and then from the towers to the end of the water mains.  Residents may experience some water discoloration.  For more information, call Public Works Director Bill Grider at 664-1644.


LADY COMETS SOCCER TEAM WINS FIRST GAME OF REGIONAL

Lady Comets soccer defeated Breese Central 3-0 in the first round of Regionals last night.  Goals were scored by Kassidy Alderman and Layla Zahniser, who had two.  Assists were credited to Hollyn Beans and Zahniser.  Emily Gaffner recorded a shutout victory in goal.  The Lady Comets will be playing in the Regional Finals, hosted at Metro-East Lutheran, on Saturday at 7:00pm against Mater Dei.


Greenville High School Lady Comets Soccer Team Conference Champs


Senior Night for the Greenville High School Lady Comets

Thank you to Craig Boyd for pictures

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OBITUARIES

Gregory Eugene McCray

Gregory Eugene McCray, age 51, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, May 8, at his home.   Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m., at the First Christian Church.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to Lindsay and Seth Strotheide’s future children’s college fund.

Jane Wafer Hubbert

Jane Wafer Hubbert, age 95, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, May 7, at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m., at the First Christian Church.  Burial will be in Montrose Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church or to Greenville Regional Hospital.  The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gene R. Bergfield

Gene R. Bergfield, age 61, of Auburndale, Florida, passed away Tuesday, May 7, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale, Florida.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

Marie F. Huelsmann

Marie F. Huelsmann, age 90, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, May 7, in St. Louis.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

Lonnie D. Inlow

Lonnie D. Inlow, age 70, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, May 8, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

Vonda L. Potter

Vonda L. Potter, age 77, of Crossville, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, May 7, at Faith Countryside Homes in Highland.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at noon, at the Crossville United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Centerville Cemetery, in Centerville, Illinois.  Friends may call Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.  The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of arrangements.


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