06-19-2013


UNIT TWO SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES AMENDED BUDGET

The Unit Two School Board had a public hearing on an amended budget prior to the regular meeting Monday night. The three funds that exceeded their budgeted amounts were the Debt Service Fund, IMRF Fund, and the Tort Fund. The amended budget passed 5-0.

In the regular meeting, Superintendent Jeff Strieker reported the district received more than $1,000,000.00 in May and the State still owes the district around $450,000.00 which is much less than in previous years.

The gas bill to Ameren and Vanguard for the Elementary and Jr. High showed as an outstanding amount compared to the other schools in the district. Strieker told the board this was due to the inefficient boiler system.

Relay for Life Chairman John Goldsmith asked about having the event at the high school track this year. Goldsmith explained with all the walking for the participants, they needed a more suitable area. The board voted to allow this event in a 5-0 vote.


LOCAL FAMILY SEES LARGEST AMERICAN FLAG IN THE WORLD

Edmar, Penni, and Will Schreiber recently saw the world’s largest American Flag.  According to Penni, they had traveled to the Longaberger Homestead in Frazeysburg, Ohio to attend the 40th Anniversary celebration of Longaberger Baskets, Flag Day, Friday, June 14.  The “Super Flag” was unfurled as part of the celebration.  The flag is 255 x 505 feet and weighs 3,000 pounds.  Each star is 17 feet high.  More than 500 volunteers are required to stretch the flag out to its full length. 


Edmar and Will Schreiber helping unfurl the massive flag.


Will Schreiber was responsible for holding the bottom-left corner of the
world's largest American flag.


FIRST NATIONAL BANK “SHRED FEST”

First National Bank in Greenville is hosting an event to help you dispose of your personal documents in a safe and secure manner.  The event is Wednesday, June 26, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the bank parking lot.  Affordable Shred, the company which shreds the bank’s sensitive documents, will do the shredding. There is no charge and everyone is invited.  Bring your old bank statements, utility bills, tax records, or other personal documents and they will be shredded on-site. For more information, call the bank at 664-0300.

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GREENVILLE WOMENS CLUB HOSTS GOURMET APPETIZER FUNDRAISER

The Greenville Women’s Club has been hard at work raising money to complete the Courthouse Lights project.  Gayle Wise said they are planning a gourmet food event with entertainment at the Donnell-Wiegand Home.  John Donnell is an accomplished cook who will be preparing a variety of appetizers.  From 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. guests may enjoy the food and live entertainment and Friday June 28th.  Tickets are $12.50 and are available at Watson’s Drugstore, The Sweetest Thing, and Bradford National Bank. Please purchase your tickets by Monday, June 24.  For more information about this event, or to make a donation to help finish the courthouse lights, call Gayle at 664-2149.


Progress continues on St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland


OBITUARIES

Harold “Junior” Lurkins

Harold “Junior” Lurkins, age 75, of Greenville, passed away Monday, June 17, at Helia Healthcare.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 25, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church, Greenville Masonic Lodge, or to the donor’s choice.

Nancy Ellen Royer

Nancy Ellen Royer, age 62, of Greenville, passed away Monday, June 17, at Greenville Regional Hospital.  A celebration of life will be Sunday, at 3:00 p.m., at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Friends may call Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Bond County Relay for Life, Smithgrove Baptist Church, or to Bond County Hospice.


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