The PCHS Music Makers will present "Shrek the Musical" March 20-22 at the school. Tickets are on sale at the district office and Perry County Marketplace. Adults are $10; children, $8. The cast includes:
By Jeff Smyth
Gov. Pat Quinn was willing to sell Illinois’ coal industry up the river last month when he called for the Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB) to adopt emergency measures regulating the handling and storage of petroleum coke (petcoke), as well as coal. Quinn’s action was frivolous and presumably done to pander to environmentalists and Cook County voters.
Fortunately, the IPCB rejected his notion that public health was in danger, but southern Illinoisans should not forget what Quinn tried to pull – forsaking this region in exchange for upstate votes.
By Jeff Smyth
You gotta tip your glass to male ingenuity; give a guy a broom and he’ll concoct a drinking game around it. Want proof, check out the “sport” of curling during this year’s Olympics. In it, you have a guy skimming some doughnut-shaped thing (called a “stone”) across ice while his mates frantically sweep the surface in front of it. No one knows why they do this, or why Olympic officials have deemed it a sport, but I suspect its origins date back to when men began being men.
The class pictures that adorned the walls of the old Pinckneyville Community High School building have been digitized and are now viewable in the common area of the new school at The Panther Connection kiosk sponsored by First National Bank in Pinckneyville.
The pictures can be searched by year of class or individual name and be seen on either a 60 inch screen – ideal for group gatherings such as reunions -- or a PC monitor. In addition to the class photos, the work of students in the graphic and web designs programs will be presented for other classmates and the public to enjoy.
A relief fund has been set up for Larry and Sherry Goldman who lost their house due to fire Jan. 6. Donations are being accepted at First National Bank in Pinckneyville, 210 S. Main St. Pinckneyville, IL 62274. Please make checks payable to Larry and/or Sherry Goldman.