In God We Trust ST. ELMO BANNER Serving St. Elmo and Brownstown Since 1880 St. Elmo, Illinois - Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015 $ 1 Event Calendar www.altnewsban.com Volume 135 - Number 12 Spring has sprung! Share the details of your organization’s meeting or event by calling newspaper correspondent Anna Jean Rhodes (618) 829-5488 Tuesday, Mar. 24 8 a.m.-Noon -- Defensive Drivers Course at St. Elmo Christian Church 8 a.m.noon today and tomorrow the 25th. Only 40 seats are available and registration is required by calling Mona Stanley at 618-829-5437 Wednesday, March 25 6 p.m. -- Reverb Youth, St. Elmo Christian Church Thursday, Mar. 26 Last day to buy tickets for St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinatti Reds. Contact the Altamont HS for more information. Last day to place bid for Busch Stadium tour. Contact the Altamont HS for more details. Noon -- Exxon Mobil Annuitants, Vandalia Ponderosa 1:30 p.m. -- St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, St. Elmo Public Library Saturday, Mar. 28 1-3 p.m. -- Eggciting Eggs at Ballard Nature Center. For all ages. Come anytime between 1 and 3pm to participate in a scavenger hunt and other fun activities as you learn about animals that lay eggs. Sunday, March 29 Please attend the church of your choice. 4 p.m. -- Wolf Creek Cluster of United Methodist Churches Lenten Service, Haley Chapter UMC east of Bluﬀ City. Altamont Circuit minister, Ed Wojnar will be the speaker. The oﬀering will go to the Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House in East St. Louis, the Vandalia Lighthouse Pregnancy Center and the Brownstown Backpack Program. The host church will provide refreshments after the program. Monday, March 30 Fayette County Schools Art Show entries have to be at the Fayette County Museum, Vandalia, no later than today. The sponsored show will be open April 2-7 in the upstairs Artworks Gallery at the Museum. Tuesday, Mar. 31 3-6 p.m. -- Sign-up for summer nature camps at Ballard Nature Center. Parents come browse all Ballard Nature Center has to oﬀer for summer camps. Any question please call 618-483-6856 or e-mail [email protected] To preview summer classes, see our website ballardnaturecenter.org. The ﬁnal days of winter and ﬁrst days of spring brought relief from the recent cold weather. Kids around town have been leaving their winter bunkers and heading outside. Here, Chris Torbeck (left) attempts to drive by Travis Hopper on the courts at Deken Park. Brownstown schools make employment decisions BY NATHAN SCHOLES The Brownstown Board of Education met in their regular session on Monday, March 16. The school board made several hiring decisions including the employment of certiﬁed personnel Shannon Claycomb and Nicole McCown for the 2015-16 school year. McCown is not yet tenured. The following support personnel will also be employed next year: --District Bookkeeper/ Secretary/Treasurer Jacy Schaub; --Jr./Sr. High School Secretary Ashley Towler; --Elementary Secretary Shelly Thomason; --Full-time custodians Evelyn Wells, Jodi Winkler, and Steve Waltrip; --Full-time cooks Karen Portz, Diana Smith, and Nikki Sidwell; --Bus drivers David Portz, Sam Kistler, Richard Cade, Paul Parkison, and Deb Hunter; --School Nurse Callie Laack; --Library aide Verla Reed; --Special education 1:1 aide Stacy Sidwell; --Pre-K aide Kayla Hingson; --1:1 health aide Stacey Summers; --Part-time District Transportation Secretary Deb Hunter Randy Sasse was employed for the summer of 2015 in a lawn maintenance capacity and Quality Network Solutions will handle the district’s technology services. The board also approved: --Membership in the Illinois High School Association for the 2015-16 school year; --Renewal of the Intergovernmental Agreement with SEPCO for the upcoming school year. St. Elmo to hold kindergarten pre-registration St. Elmo Elementary School kindergarten preregistration will be on Thursday, April 9 from 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. If you have a child who will be entering kindergarten in August, it is very important for you to attend pre-registration. We must have a conﬁrmed number of students to expect in the next school year. You will need to bring a copy of your child’s registered birth certiﬁcate, social security card and updated immunization (shot) records. All students new to the school district will need to prove residency. Kindergarten students will need a kindergarten physical, up-to-date immunization records, lead screening, eye and dental exams by August when we do our school-wide registration. You will need to register at the August registration as well. Once again, it is extremely important to have the names and as much required information about incoming kindergarten students as possible. Holderread promoted to senior lender with National Bank at Hillsboro The Board of Directors of National Bank recently promoted Justin Holderread to the position of Senior Lending Oﬃcer. “Justin is a vital member of our executive team and fulﬁlls critical responsibilities as our chief lender providing oversight for all areas of lending to the continued development of our loan ofﬁcers,” stated Harry Hutchison, President of National Bank. Justin has been with the organization for 6 years and previously served as Vice President and Department Head of Retail Lending where he played a pivotal role in growing the bank’s residential and consumer lending business. Justin graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also completed the Community Bankers Association’s Banking School in 2012, along with many other banking seminars over the past 6 years. Prior to joining National Bank, Justin worked as a Corporate Sales Account Executive for CDW Corporation in Chicago, for 7 years. Justin lives in Hillsboro with his wife, Megan. He is currently Vice President of the Hillsboro Country Club, Treasurer of Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, member of Hillsboro Lion’s Club (President from June 2013-June 2014), member of Montgomery County Revolving Loan Fund Board, and member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Litchﬁeld. National Bank, headquartered in Hillsboro, has 11 banking locations serving south-central Illinois. The bank can be contacted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday at (800) 717-3991. Kaytee Matheny cruises down the sidewalk as Trynitee Branham chases after. (photos by Nathan Scholes) St. Elmo Veteran's Memorial sign-up The current signup period for adding a veteran’s name to the St. Elmo Veteran’s Memorial ends March 31. All names submitted will be added to the memorial stones prior to the Memorial Day services. Applications can be obtained from Bob Heckert, Ernie Myers or the St. Elmo Public Library. Completed applications can be mailed to the American Legion Post #420. P O Box 132, St. Elmo, IL 62458. St. Elmo school board sets special meeting BY NATHAN SCHOLES The St. Elmo Community Unit School District 202 Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, March 16. Following a special meeting to address student discipline that preceded their regular gathering, the board approved the following: --a special meeting regarding employment of personnel set for Tuesday, March 24 at 8:30 p.m.; --the annual Illinois High School Association membership; --the annual South East Purchasing Cooperative agreement; --the amended 2014-2015 school calendar; --the updated district wellness plan.
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