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School Events Nov. 25 - Dec. 5

Gallatin County School Events Calendar

November 25, 2015-December 5, 2015

Wed., Nov. 25 -          NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

                                    High School Boys’ Basketball - Grayville Tour.

                                                6:30 Gallatin Co. vs NCOE

Thu., Nov. 26 -            NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

Fri., Nov. 27 -             NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

                                    High School Boys’ Basketball – Grayville Tour.

                                                6:30 Gallatin Co. vs. Grayville

Sat., Nov. 28 -             High School Boys’ Basketball – Grayville Tour.

                                                2:30 Gallatin Co. vs. ECHS

Mon., Nov. 30 -           Junior High Girls’ Basketball – Eldorado (A) 6:00

                                    High School Girls’ Basketball – Joppa (H) 6:00

Tue., Dec. 1 -              High School Scholar Bowl – McLeansboro (A) 1:00

                                    Junior High Boys’ Basketball – Eldorado (H) 6:00

                                    High School Girls’ Basketball – Eldorado (H) 6:00

Wed. Dec. 2 -              Junior High Scholar Bowl – Harrisburg (A) 9:30 a.m.

                                    Junior High Girls’ Basketball – Hardin Co. (A) 6:00

Fri., Dec. 4 -               High School Boys’ Basketball – Eldorado (H) 6:00

Sat., Dec. 5 -               Junior High Boys’ Basketball – West Frankfort 7th Gr. Shootout TBA

                                    High School Girls’ Basketball – Hamilton Co. (A) 1:00

                                    High School Boys’ Basketball – Galatia (A) 6:00

Medical Marijuana Open in Marion; Ridgway Resident First In Line

Novembe 9, 2015

The Harbory, a State of Illinois medical marijuana dispensery opened on November 9, 2015 in Marion, IL   This is the first one in history to be opened in our area.  A Ridgway resident, Kevin Sauls was the first in line at 5:00 AM to receive his medical marijuana.  Mr. Sauls said that he has lots of pain and hopes this will alleviate it.  He stated he was going home to take his medicine.

The marijuana is grown in Northern Illinois and you have to have a Doctors prescription to obtain.

Christmas On Main Street in Ridgway

The annual Christmas on Main Street in Ridgway is November 7, 2015.  Come out and support your local stores with beginning of the holiday season.   Village Boutique, Dainty Doe, Barb Hunts and PLC Creations.

Happy Holidays

Memorial Ms. Nussbaum; Saturday Nov. 7

Lifelong teacher of Gallatin County Teresa K. “Shorty” Nussbaum, 58, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at her residence. Teresa was born on March 16, 1957 in Adams County to Paul D. and Donna Lou (Crist) Nussbaum.

Teresa was a 1982 graduate of Taylor University. She then taught for 33 years at Gallatin County Schools in Junction, IL. She was a member of the Illinois State Teachers Association. She was the Head Coach for Girls Basketball and Girls Softball in Illinois. She was also a Massage Therapist in Evansville.

She is survived by her father, Paul D. Nussbaum of Berne; a sister, Barbara J. (Rick) Minnich of Decatur; 2 nephews, Spencer Aalbergtse and Joel (Erin) Minnich both of Noblesville; 2 nieces, Alysha Watchman of Rochester and AnnDee (Dan) Reiff of Goshen; 7 great nieces, nephews, and numerous friends. She was preceded in death by her mother and a sister Jackie Aalbergtse.

A Memorial Service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home, with calling 1 hour prior from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be Joel Minnich.

Memorials may be made to Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

Memorial at the Gallatin County School is on November 7, 2015 at 2:00 Pm

In lieu of flowers donate to Teresa Nussbaums Life is Good scholarship fund!