ESCAPED INMATE CAPTURED IN PALESTINE, IL
Illinois DOC officials say they’ve transferred Jared Carter to a maximum security prison. Carter walked away from the minimum security Robinson Correctional Center last Friday and was on the run for four days. Authorities received a 911 call from someone that spotted Carter in Palestine, about seven-miles outside of Robinson. Carter was approached by police and asked for ID to which he replied, “You know who I am”. He was arrested without incident. Carter, originally from Troy, IL, was serving time in Robinson for several burglaries committed in Bond and Madison Counties.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SELECTS NEW PARTNER FAMILY
A Sorento family has been selected as the new Bond County Habitat for Humanity partner family. Melissa K. File, of Sorento, and her three daughters will play a large part in the construction of their new house. Partner families are required to invest 200-400 hours of “sweat equity” during the building process, helping out in any way they can. Eric Watterson, with the Bond County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, told WGEL that they are hoping to begin construction in October.
Watterson said they are always looking for donations and volunteers. Individuals are welcome to participate in the building process, provide snacks and meals for the construction crew, or provide a donation of materials or funds. Habitat for Humanity is a people-to-people partnership drawing families and communities together with volunteers and resources to build decent affordable housing for people in need. For more information or to make a donation, call Watterson at 322-0080.
THE GREAT CELEBRITY PIE AUCTION 2013 WAS A HUGE SUCCESS RAISING OVER $9,000
Today wrapped up the third and final day of the 2013 Great Celebrity Pie Auction. This year was another huge success with $9,200 raised for the Bond County Relay for Life. The Relay is coming up on Friday September 13th into Saturday morning at the Greenville High School track.
A big thank you to our pie bakers this year, Jim Leitschuh from the Bond County Sheriff’s Department, Bond County Circuit Clerk Rex Catron, Bond County Coroner Tony Brooks, and Bond County Assistant State’s Attorney Dora Mann. Bond County State’s Attorney Chris Bauer, Greenville Junior High Principal Gary Brauns, Reverend Darryl Bolen, WGEL Farm Reporter Joe Doll, and Bond County Board Member Gerald “Spanky” McCray. Mulberry Grove Unit 1 High School Principal Ryan Bauer, Greenville Elementary School Principal Eric Swingler, Sorento Center Principal Bill Carpenter, Greenville Code Enforcement Officer Matt Willman, Greenville Economic Development Director Scott Lurkins, and Randy Alderman from Bradford National Bank, and huge thank you to all our bidders as well.
It was another great year for the Celebrity Pie Auction and please mark your calendar to attend this year’s Relay for Life in Bond County.
JEWELRY SALE TO HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR COURTHOUSE LIGHTS
The Greenville Women’s Club, in conjunction with Premiere Jewelry, is planning another sale to help raise funds to finish the courthouse lights. The event will be held Thursday, September 12th at 7:00 p.m. at Janet Gum’s house. Janet’s home was featured in last year’s Christmas Holiday Home Tour. For more information on the event or to RSVP, call Gayle at 664-2149.