BOND COUNTY FAIR CONTINUES TODAY
The Bond County Fair continues today. It's Senior Citizens' Day, with special activities planned from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The carnival opens tonight at 6:00 p.m., which is also the start time for the big 4-H Auction in the show ring. The grandstand event tonight is the Bond County Fair Queen and Little Miss Pageant, which gets underway at 7:00 p.m.
BOND COUNTY FAIR TALENT SHOW RESULTS
Five local youth acts competed in the Bond County Fair Talent Show in the grandstand Thursday night. All participants were in the Junior Division, for performers age 14 and under.
The top three finishers were Drew Baxter and Anastasia Baird, both of Greenville, in third place. The duo performed a vocal duet with guitar. Second place went to Claire Mueller, of Greenville, who performed a vocal solo with guitar. The first place ribbon went to Ravyn Gauch, of Mulberry Grove, who performed a vocal solo.
Bond County Fair Talent Show Participants: (L to R): Drew Baxter, Anastasia Baird,
Morgan Wilderman, Fiona Morgan, Ravyn Gauch, and Claire Mueller. Bond County
Fair Queen Nori Stone (in back) handled the awards presentation.
BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Student registration for Bond County Unit 2 Schools is August 6-9. Greenville Elementary School and Junior High registrations are Tuesday, August 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 7 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
At the Sorento Center, students register Thursday, August 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Pocahontas Center registration is Friday, August 9 also from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
High School registration is Wednesday, August 7 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, August 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and students new to the district register Friday, August 9. New high school students please call 664-1370 to schedule an appointment.
Parents please check with your children’s attendance center for specific pre-registration requirements and items to bring to registration.
HORSE RACING AT THE BOND COUNTY FAIR
One of Saturday's winners, #5 Mack's Gold Band, ridden by Antonio Love and owned by Dr. Patrick Graham of Pittsfield Illinois.
BOND COUNTY EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
The Greenville Police Department, Bond County Sheriff’s Department, and the Bond County 911 office remind you that the community notification system delivers important messages to Bond County residents on the telephone. The service is provided at no cost to all residents and businesses. Notifications include severe weather warnings, missing children or disabled adults, neighborhood crimes, evacuation plans, disaster assistance, road closures, and boil orders.
All local land-line phone numbers are in the system and will be called automatically when an emergency notification is initiated. Cell phone and unlisted numbers may be added by calling the Greenville Police Department at 664-2131. You are encouraged to have several sources of warning information such as a weather radio and be sure to stay tuned to WGEL 101.7 FM for the latest weather warnings and detailed emergency information.
GREENVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2ND GRADERS TO PERFORM AT CARDINALS GAME
Greenville Elementary School second graders will perform at an upcoming St. Louis Cardinals Game. Music teacher Kim Lugge told WGEL this is the second year they have been invited to sing at a Cardinal’s Game. The students will be singing “God Bless America” prior to game time on Saturday, August 24. The Cardinals will play the Atlanta Braves beginning at 6:15 p.m.
Lugge added that the tickets, which normally cost $35-$45, are just $20 each. August 24th is “Fredbird’s Birthday Bash.” There will be extra activities for children and the giveaway will be a Fredbird Baseball Cap. Lugge said that this is an excellent opportunity for residents of both Greenville and Bond County to support the students and enjoy a day at the ballpark.
To order tickets, call Lugge at 972-7738.
NORI STONE ON HER YEAR AS BOND COUNTY FAIR QUEEN
Greenville’s Nori Stone, daughter of Jeff and Sue Stone, has spent the past year serving as the Bond County Fair Queen.
Nori told WGEL she was fortunate enough to participate in a number of fun activities throughout her reign as Bond County Fair Queen. She was invited to participate in a number of activities, including handing out snow cones on the square during the Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s Old Fashioned Fridays, participating in events with the Greenville Women’s Club, and more. She enjoyed being a part of the many activities and events going on in the community.
Nori also shared some advice for the five young women competing in tonight’s pageant. She advised them to be themselves, have fun, relax, and make memories. Nori said the evening goes by in a flash and before you know it, the pageant is over.
The 2013 Bond County Fair Little Miss & Queen Pageant will be held tonight at 7:00pm.
SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS LAW DOGS RAISE FUNDS FOR FOOD PANTRY
The South Central Illinois Law Dogs is a motorcycle club made up of policemen, firemen, EMTs, and corrections officers. Part of a national organization, the South Central Illinois Law Dogs chapter is based in Greenville and made up of members from Bond and surrounding counties. The group raises funds and donates the money to various local charities.
WGEL spoke with Law Dogs member Dale Sarginson, of Smithboro, who told us their latest fundraiser was a “bucket drive”, where chapter members stood at intersections and collected donations from passersby. Thanks to generous donations, Sarginson said the group raised just over $1,000 which will be donated to the Bond County Food Pantry next Thursday.
Sarginson also told us the Law Dogs will have an exhibit at the Bond County Fair, featuring their new enclosed paintball range. Funds raised at the booth will help the Law Dogs continue to support various local charities.
If you’d like to find out more about the South Central Illinois Law Dogs, the group has a Facebook page, just search for South Central Illinois Law Dogs, or visit them online at www.illinoislawdogs.com.
DEMO DERBY WINNERS FROM BOND COUNTY FAIR 2013
1st: Jared Jolliff
2nd: Gary Netzler
3rd: Jason Ruot
4th: Cole Walker
1st: Don Santel
2nd: Forest Nixon
3rd: Colin Crain
4th: Aaron Thole
5th: Anthony Bone
6th: Scott Doll
1st: Kerry Keher
2nd: Jeff Santel
3rd: Seth Strotheide
BOND COUNTY PRESCHOOL DIAL-4 SCREENINGS
Bond County Preschool DIAL-4 screenings are available at no charge for children ages 3 and 4 in the Mulberry Grove Unit 1 and Bond County Unit 2 Districts. Screenings are Monday, August 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville. The screening includes fun, age-appropriate tasks screening areas of motor, language, concepts, self-help, and social development. School personnel will review results with parents. The whole process usually takes about one hour. Ccall 664-5009 to make an appointment.
ERNEST T. WHITE
Ernest T. White aged 88 of Royal Lake, passed away at 6:01 a.m. Friday at Greenville Regional Hospital.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the Bible Way House of Prayer with Pastor Patrice White officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jefferson Barracks Nation Cemetery with Full Military Honors due to his Army service during World War II. For those who desire memorials may be made to the Bible Way House of Prayer at the Church or at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. Tuesday until service time at the Bible Way House of Prayer.
Ernest Thomas White, the son of Frank White and Mary Boyd White, was born on April 10, 1925 in Mariana, Arkansas. He grew up there and attended the public schools. He worked on the farm there answering his country's call by joining the United States Army on July 34, 1943. He rose to the rank of Technician Fifth Grade being honorably discharged on April 19, 1946. Moving to St. Louis he became a cab driver. Early in the 1960's he and his family moved to Royal Lakes where he and Jacqueline raised their family. Ernest worked as a polisher at Champaign Affiliated Hospital Equipment for over 40 years retiring in 1987.
Ernest and Jacqueline Richardson were united in holy matrimony on November 4, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri and enjoyed over 61 years together before her passing on September 25, 2012. They are the parents of 10 children, 9 of whom survive: sons Ernest (Denise) White Jr of Little Rock, Arkansas, Gerry (Cynthia) White of Mulberry Grove, Glenn (Shawna) White of Sealy, Texas, Donnell (Rev. Patrice) White of Mulberry Grove, Tommy Lee White, daughters: Beverly (Vincent) Jason of Mulberry Grove, Mary Atchison of Greenville, Anita Atchison of Greenville, and Jacqueline Atchison, of Springfield, 30 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. Ernest is also survived by his brother Larry Kitrell of Springfield, and sisters: Geraldine Gaines White of Oklahoma, Patricia White of Chicago and JoAnn White of Chicago.
Ernest is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jacqueline White, his daughter Paula Bryant, a grandchild, and his brother Frank White.
Ernest has been a faithful member of the Bible Way House of Prayer for many years.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday, August 05, 2013, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Funeral service will be at 7:00 PM on Monday, August 05, 2013, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL, with Rev. Philip H. Kershner officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Family.
MMC, Felix Albert Parker, Navy Retired, age 75 of Pierron, IL, died Friday, August 02, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
He was born January 01, 1938, in Granite City, IL, the son of Fred Lester and Annie Dorothy (nee Cunningham) Parker Sr.
On March 17, 1990, he married Reba Florance Murphy who survives.
He was a former member of VFW & American Legion.
Felix was born at Granite City, and grew up in Madison, IL. As a youth he moved to Summerfield, and upon completion of High School he joined the US Navy. He was in the US Navy for 22 1/2 years, serving aboard 8 different ships as a Machinist Mate Chief. He served in the Atlantic Fleet and retired in 1983. In retirement he worked a number of different jobs. He managed Stuckys in Highland (2years), worked at Nance Auto Salvage (7 years). He had lived in Summerfield, Pocahontas, Greenville, Highland, Grantfork, and Pierron. He enjoyed working on cars, liked to cook and loved being with his grandchildren.
Survivors include :
Wife - Reba F. Parker nee Murphy, Pierron, IL
Daughter - Tammy F. Jascur (significate other Jim Wilson), Saint Louis, MO
Son - Michael D. Jascur (siginficate other Michelle Plank), Belleville, IL
Grandchild - Dakota T. Jascur-Harlan, Edwardsville, IL
Grandchild - McKayla A. Jascur, Belleville, IL
Grandchild - Melissa D. Jascur, Belleville, IL
Sister - Doris Parker Weinburg, Kilgore, TX
Brother - Edward Parker
Nieces and Nephews - Many
He was preceded in death by :
Father - Fred L. Parker Sr.
Mother - Annie D. Parker nee Cunningham
Brother - Fred L. Parker Jr.
Sister - Sara Parker
Brother - Johnny Parker
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
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