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Realtors give back in Homeless Connect Program
The Greater Gateway Association of Realtors along with affiliate business partners, family and friends were able to collect coats, hats, gloves, toiletries and more for the Madison County Continuum of Care to benefit their Homeless Connect Program. The collection was sponsored by the community involvement committee. The Greater Gateway group serves 1,000 Realtor and affiliate members in the Southwestern Illinois region including the counties of Bond, Calhoun, Fayette, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, and Montgomery.
Alton Memorial Heart-Stroke Fair set for Feb. 4
ALTON — Alton Memorial Hospital will hold its 19th annual Heart-Stroke Fair, a free event set for Saturday, Feb. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the lobby, conference rooms and cafeteria.
Visitors will see tables with the latest information, tools and tests and hear a presentation on “What You Need to Know About Atrial Fibrillation” from Dr. Amit Noheria (left) from Washington University School of Medicine at 11 a.m. in the cafeteria meeting room. Free tickets to the presentation will be available when people sign in at registration. Everyone who listens to Dr. Noheria’s talk will also be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card.
Additionally, free health screenings will be offered, including blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, plus lung function tests. Screenings will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in the Wound Care Center, down the hall from the fair.
People should fast after midnight for the cholesterol screening.
No pre-registration is needed for the screenings. If you would like to have the screenings, you can pick up tickets when you arrive at registration.
Guests who pre-register for the fair will receive a complimentary boxed lunch from Firehouse Subs.
The Heart-Stroke Fair is free to attend, and registration is requested by calling (800) 392-0936.
RiverBend Growth Association names Alton Sports Tap as Small Business of the Month
Alton Sports Tap manager of operations Brandie DeSherlia, center, holds a sign marking the bar and restaurant as Small Business of the Month. The RiverBend Growth Association says winners are selected based on a scoring system that awards points for number of years in business, number of employees, overcoming adversity and community service. Details on the business can be found at www.altonsportstap.com. Small businesses can be nominated for the honor by using the form on this page.
The RiverBend Growth Association is the chamber of commerce and economic development organization for the 11 communities around Alton known as the River Bend.
Scholarship available to Edwardsville Township high school seniors
EDWARDSVILLE – Edwardsville Township Supervisor Frank Miles today announced that applications for the 2017 Township Officials of Illinois Scholarship are now available.
Each year since 1989, the Township Officials of Illinois Scholarship Fund has awarded funds to graduating high school seniors to continue their education at Illinois colleges and universities. The Township Officials of Illinois will award seven $1,500 scholarships in 2017.
“With the costs of higher education continually increasing, I am pleased to share this opportunity and hope one of the winners selected comes from Edwardsville Township,” said Miles.
To be eligible for the scholarship, the student must be a graduating Illinois high school senior with a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale; must be a U.S. citizen and resident of Illinois and must plan to attend a university/college in Illinois; must have a history of extracurricular activities that demonstrates a willingness to accept leadership responsibilities or commitment to civic responsibility, social consciousness and a willingness to serve the community; must submit a 500-word essay on “The Role of Township Government in Today’s Society and in the Future” that will include information gained from an interview with a township official; must submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, local officials or business people; must submit an official high school transcript; and must submit a cover letter and completed application form.
Applications are available online at www.edwardsvilletownship.com or at the township office, located at 300 W. Park St., Edwardsville. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2017, and sent to Township Officials of Illinois, Attn: Scholarship Committee, 3217 Northfield Drive, Springfield, IL 62702.
Any questions regarding the scholarship may be directed to the Township Officials of Illinois at (217) 744-2212.
Edwardsville Township is comprised of the city of Edwardsville, village of Glen Carbon and unincorporated areas just outside of these two municipalities. The Township Supervisor’s office is located at 300 West Park in Edwardsville and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday and Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Learn more about Edwardsville Township online at www.edwardsvilletownship.com or contact the Township Offices by phone at (618) 656-0292.