05-27-2013

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Scenes from the Memorial Day Ceremony in Greenville

 

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DOCTOR TEMPLE GRANDIN SPEAKS AT GREENVILLE COLLEGE

FAYCO Enterprises sponsored a presentation by Dr. Temple Grandin Thursday night at Greenville College. Dr. Grandin talked about her personal struggles with autism, and her groundbreaking work that has lead to new discoveries and treatments. She argues that raising and educating autistic kids isn’t just a matter of focusing on their weaknesses; but discovering their long overlooked strengths. She has developed new ways to foster their unique contributions.  Today, one in every 88 children is diagnosed with Autism.

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SHIMKUS VOTES IN FAVOR OF KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE

On Wednesday, May 22nd, U.S. Congressman John Shimkus recently voted for legislation that would enable construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.  The proposed pipeline will bring North American crude oil to the Midwest and Gulf Coast refineries.  Shimkus said, “The Administration is holding up this project that would create 20,000 direct jobs with its construction and thousands of additional spinoff jobs.”  Shimkus added, “A report issued earlier this week cited crude oil prices as the reason for high gas prices.  Keystone XL brings more crude oil into the United States.”  The bill passed with bipartisan support.

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SHOAL CREEK FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BLOOD DRIVE RESULTS

The Shoal Creek Fire Protection District sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, May 22nd in Engine House #1 in Sorento.  Sixteen units of whole blood were collected with Laura Wall being awarded a one-gallon pin.  Laurie Vosholler, William J. Brennan, and William M. Brennan each donated two units of red blood cells.

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CO-CHAIRS ANNOUNCED FOR 2013 BOND COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE

The Relay for Life of Bond County has announced Randy Alderman and John Goldsmith as this year’s co-chairs.  Both Alderman and Goldsmith have extensive backgrounds in community volunteering.  This year’s event begins Friday, September 13th and will wrap up the following morning.  There are currently 18 teams signed up to participate in the Relay.  The next Relay meeting is Thursday, June 13th at 6:00 p.m. at the Bradford Community Building.  Information on activities and events for Relay 2013 can be found on the Relay for Life of Bond County Facebook page.

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NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION DATES SET FOR KC MAIN CAMPUS

Kaskaskia College invites new students to attend New Student Orientation on the Main Campus.  There are several available dates in June, July, and August.  Students will get information about services, activities, and classroom success strategies.  Reservations are requested for everyone attending including guests.  For more information or to register, call 545-3063.

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OBITUARIES

Gualberd J. Emig

Gualbird J. Emig, age 91 of Trenton, passed away on Thursday, May 23rd at Aviston Countryside Manor.  A memorial mass for 91 year-old Gualbird J. Emig will be Monday at noon at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Friends may call on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.  The Moss Funeral Home in Trenton is in charge of the arrangements.

Roger A. Micheel

Roger A. Micheel, age 85 of Germantown, passed away on Thursday, May 23rd at his home.  A funeral mass of Christian burial for 85 year-old Roger A. Micheel will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.  The Germantown American Legion will hold services at 7:00 p.m. on Monday evening at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Memorials are suggested to the Germantown American Legion.

John Henry Obermark

John Henry Obermark, age 90 of Belleview, Florida, passed away Wednesday, May 22nd at his home.  Graveside funeral services for 90 year-old John Henry Obermark will be Wednesday, May 29th at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Young Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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