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Remembering When: July 17, 1991

GOREVILLE — In the July 17, 1991, edition of the Goreville Gazette was the Goreville Village Board Meeting.  Trustees present were:  Mayor J. W. Jenkins, Mike Tripp, Tim Gage, Larry Vaughn, Omer Craig, Allen James and Scott Annable.     

Present to outline the park project proposal were Ben Schmidt and Darren Jerrod from Southern Five Planning and Danny Eastman and Larry Benard from the Goreville Ruritan Club.  Schmidt said the Il. Dept. of Conservation provides applications for competitive grants, and if approved, provide a 50/50 outdoor recreation grant for parks in municipalities, with the village providing half the cost.  It was voted to proceed with the project, with the village to lease the park to the Ruritan Club, who would maintain it.     

The village agreed to pay for the lights used during Khoury League youth games this summer.     

All trustees voted yes to continue with the street improvement program and to accept the presentation of village engineer Bob Ruzich.     

Fire Chief Donnie Hancock was advised to meet with the village attorney on the subject of new firemen training guidelines.     

After reviewing the applications for water/sewer collector, it was agreed to hire Miss Paula Barger of Goreville.     

All voted yes to purchase a new pump and impeller for the lift station, after Tony Maze presented the problems with the present one.     

The board also agreed to purchase a bush hog mower at a cost of $1675.  They also agreed to purchase a $700 MTEC payroll computer program.     

Trip was appointed village representative for the Il. Municipal League Risk Management Insurance and Health Insurance.     

Local students, Elizabeth Potocki and Gayla Stroud have been named to the Dean’s List at SIU-C, with both having a perfect 4.0 average.  Their parents are Bill and Dorothy Pfeffer and Ron and Wilma Stroud.     

Brian and Gwenna Johnson welcomed a new baby daughter on July 3, Alyssa Lovin, who was also welcomed by her big sister, Brynna.   

Denny and Lisa Parrish, Chastity, Josh and Tyler vacationed in Branson, Mo. staying at the 76 Country Inn, owned by former Gorevillian, Kim (Lingle) and Bennie Delgado.     

Amanda Stokes turned one year old last Thursday.  Her parents are Scott and Nell Stokes and grandparents are Wendell and Helen Stokes, Betty Terry, and great-grandmother is Eva Stokes.     

Dana Black turned 15 on July 14 and her grandmother, Loetta Black, fixed her a birthday dinner, complete with her favorite German chocolate cake.  Attending were her parents, Rodger and Rose Black, Uncle Ivan and Aunt Alethia Maze and Nana Loetta.     

Attending Camp Cedar Point Girl Scout Camp from Goreville were Krystal Short and Amber Short, along with Adrienne Kimes of New Burnside and Betsy Smith of Ozark.     

Paul’s Trading Post, located west of Goreville, on The Refuge Ranch, will continue their sale through July 20, due to the arrival of a semi trailer loaded with new products.     

In county board actions, approval was given for the low bid contract agreement for bridge work over Grasshopper Creek, southeast of Goreville.     Attorney Kenneth A. Bleyer will be at the Eagle Point Bay Assoc. Building to discuss the feasability of incorporating the subdivision on Lake of Egypt.  The public is welcome to attend on July 31 at 7 p.m.     

Red Haven peaches,  are now ripe and ready for canning and freezing, at Webb Orchards at Tunnel Hill.     

The following 4-H members of the Goreville area won blue ribbons, with some to attend and show their projects at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.  Sarah Lange, Brittany Rowe, Sarah Billingsley, Anne Pfeffer, Megan Webb, Katie Ward, John Runge, Nicholas Webb and Genny Terry.     

Five residents arrived at the Gazette office Friday morning, with the correct identity of last week’s Mystery Person, who was Rita Kirby Brewer.  Donna Smith’s name was drawn from those of Bea Wood, Charles Terry, Ron Stroud and David Terry.     

Donna was the winner of $10 worth of merchandise from the Goreville Seven-Eleven Convenience Store, plus last week’s unclaimed breakfast for two from the Longhorn Restaurant in Pulley’s Mill.     

Rita Kirby was born at the Herrin Hospital on Feb. 10, 1948, to Bill and Catherine Kirby, Goreville.  She has a sister, Kira Kirby Franklin, and two brothers, Tracy Kirby and Chris Kirby, both of Goreville. She attended Goreville schools and graduated from GHS in 1966.  She received an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Shawnee Community College.     Rita has two children by a previous marriage:  Kirby Brewer of Arnold, Mo. and Johnna Herren, Goreville, and a granddaughter, Amber Lindsey Brewer, age 2.     

She has been a teacher’s aide at Lick Creek School for 6 years and 7 years at her present position at Blue Cross-Blue Shield in the finance department.     She is a member of the Goreville First Baptist Church. Her hobbies include sports and crafts.     

And so it was, on July 17, 1991, in Goreville and Lake of Egypt.

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