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Wednesday, March 12,2014 Trenton Sun Page 14 - Local i Primary: Republicans square. off in County Board Districts 3, 4 apply to certain items, primarily licensed and titled goods like cars, boats, and mo- torcycles along with pharmaceuticals and unprepared food items. The additional tax does apply to gasoline. Persons who do not wish to declare a party by voting in the primary may ask for a non-partisan ballot that will contain only the sales tax question. There are two contested races in the Republican primary to name nominees in the November general election. In District 4, which includes the northern section of Trenton and Sugar Creek Township along with parts of St. Rose and Wheat- field Townships, incumbent Jim Sullivan faces an intra-party challenge from for- mer Trenton city councilman Kevin Gru- ender. In District 3 in the central part of the county, retiring Clinton County sher- iff Mike Kreke faces Pam Mueller in the Republican primary. Rafael Him is the only candidate run- ning in the Republican primary in District 5, which includes New Baden, Albers, Damiansville, and rural areas. There are no Democratic candidates running in any of the county board dis- tricts. County Clerk Mary Rakers and County Treasurer Denise Trame are un- contested in the Republican primary to retain their positions, and Doug Maue is the only Republican candidate for county sheriff to replace the retiring Mike Kreke. There are no Democratic candidates for any of those posts. Incumbent Illinois governor Pat Quinn and his running mate Paul Vallas will face a challenge from Tio Hardiman and Brunell Donald in the Democratic prima- ry, while four candidates are competing for the Republican nod for November's general election. Bill Brady, Dan Ruth- erford, Kirk Dillard, and Bruce Rauner seek the Republican nomination. Uncontested Democrats in state races are Lisa Madigan for Attorney General, Jesse White for Secretary of State, Sheila Simon for Comptroller, and Michael Fr- erichs for Treasurer. On the Republican side, Paul Schimpf is uncontested for Attorney General, Michael Webster for Secretary of State, and incumbent Judy Baar Topinka for Comptroller. Tom Cross and Bob Grogan face each other with the Republican nomination for Treasurer at stake. State Senator Kyle McCarter faces no opposition in the Republican primary to retain his 54th district seat. John Cavaletto is uncontested in the 107th dis- trict Republican primary for state repre- sentative, as is Charlie Meier in the 108th district that includes Trenton and New Baden. The only Democratic candidate on the local ballot for" the state legislature is Josh Berger in Cavaletto's 107th district. Incumbent regional superintendent of schools Keri Garrett is uncontested on the Democratic primary ballot, while Re- publicans Ron Daniels and Jacob Purcell are jockeying for the right to face Garrett in November. Longtime Democratic senator Richard 'Dick' Durbin is uncontested for his par- ty's nomination in the November senate race, while James Oberweis and Douglas Truax face off for the Republican nomina- tion. For U.S. Congressman in the 15th dis- trict, incumbent John Shimkus is uncon- tested in the Republican primary, while Eric Thorsland is uncontested on the Democratic side. Kaskaskia College to Offer Concealed Carry Courses in Centralia, Trenton and Vandalia Kaskaskia College has partnered with several Illinois State Police Certified Conceal and Carry Instructors to offer the Conceal and Carry permit courses at a variety of locations throughout the Kaskaskia College district. All classes will include classroom and range time re- quired by the state of Illinois. Upon suc-  cessful completion students will have the required training to apply directly to the State of Illinois for a Conceal and Carry permit. Application fees are paid directly to the state of Illinois by the applicant. Several classes will be offered in sever- al locations over the next year, to include Trenton, Vandalia and Centralia. If you are interested in attending these classes, please notify the instructor from the par- ticular area they are assigned. In Cen- tralia, contact Rich Simer, ISP Approved Conceal and Carry Instructor at 618-533- 5025; in Trenton, contact Brian Hansen, ISP Approved Conceal and Carry Instruc- tor at 618-409-2080; and in Vandalia, con- tact Mike Black, ISP Approved Conceal and Carry Instructor at 618-425-3847. - Those who have additional questions, should contact KC staff Cydney Richard- son at 545-3255 or email crichardson@ kaskaskia.edu or Art Borum at 545-3401 or email aborum@kaskaskia.edu. Kaskaskia College Winter Cheer Clinic The Kaskaskia College Cheerleading Program recently had their Annual Winter Cheer Clinic with over 50 girls registered. The camp was instructed by KC coach Andrea Utley and the 2013-14 KC Cheer Squad. Pictured are the campers: Dusti Schoreck (Salem), Macey Spic- er (Patoka), Madison Winkler (Breese), Audrey Moran (Aviston), Stacey Hill (Patoka), Camryn Phelps (Breese), Abigail Utey (Avsiton), Grace Rensing (Carlyle), Molly Rensing (Carlyle), Sarah Pryor (Vernon), Emily Pryor (Vernon), Kristi Moody (Salem), Sara Starr (Centralia), Kayla Zurliene (Breese), Samantha Cooper (Breese), Ava Hixenbaugh (Centralia), Madisyn Redman (Nashville), Makayla Gebke (Patoka), Alyssa Gebke (Patoka), liams Teagen (Aviston), Morgan Jansen (Car- lyle), Baylie Devall (Patoka), Kassidy Derail (Patoka), Emma Landreth (Patoka), Hannah Casey (Mascoutah), Grace Koester (Aviston), Halley Kohlbrecher (Highland), Grace Milcerek (Lebanan), Josie Venturini (Centralia), Kayla Felgenhauer (Salem), Elyse Strader (Aviston), Avery Pingstar- haus (Aviston), Sierra Bumgartner (Ramsey), Paige Nicklin (Aviston), Kelsey Nicklin (Aviston), Arika Curry (Mt. Vernon), Olivia Murray (Patoka), Jenna Foster (Centralia), Abby Shanafelt (Breese), Brielle Graber (Breese), Gwen Belcher (Patoka), Addy Belcher (Patoka), Alexis Livesay (Hoyleton), Isabella VanLuvender (Walnut Hill), Martee Ortiz (Carlyle), Maddie Feazel (Centralia), Millie Snyder (Salem). Also pictured are KC cheerleaders: Morgan Belcher (Patoka), Katie Blue (Odin), Adrienne Brammeier (Carlyle), Abby Buryleson (Centralia), Taylor Clark (Beecher City), Ashley Crane (Patoka), Megan Diekepmer (Carlyle), Doug Dunahee (Centralia), Robert Hankins (Nashville), Bethany Kleiboeker (Carlyle), Travondis Lee (Centralia), Whitney Lowe (St. Elmo), Breeann Milcarek (Lebanon), Karlie Nattier (Patoka), Jessica Peters (Breese), Hailee Rose (Car- lyle), Aaron Ruckman (Salem), Jennifer Shirley (New Baden), and Abby Siddell (Carlyle). St. Joe-Breese honored as Top 100 hospital St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hos- pitals® by Truven Health Analytics TM, a leading provider of information and solu- tions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. The Breese facility was further selected to receive Truven's Everest Award that honors the top 14 hospitals nationwide that achieve the highest current perfor- mance and the fastest long-term improve- ment over five years. The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that, based on a national balanced scorecard, provide the highest level of val- ue to their communities. This is the first time St. Joseph's in Breese has been included in the listing. The study has been conducted annually since 1993. "This is an outstanding honor and a re- flection of the quality of care we provide," said Mark Klosterman, St. Joseph-Breese president and chief executive officer. Of the 100 hospitals recognized, nine are in Illinois. Of the Everest Award re- cipients, four are from Illinois. There are 200-plus hospitals in Illinois and over 5,700 nationwide. For the 100 Top Hospitals® study, Tru- ven Health researchers analyzed public information: Medicare cost reports and Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, as well as core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Ser- vices (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Join the Employer of Choice on the Inland Waterways, Ingrain Barge Company has a proven track record of developing future leaders. We are currently seeking a Dispatcher near the St. Louis area. This position is responsible for designing and expediting tows, and traffic flow. Qualified candidates should possess effective oral and written communication skills and have working knowledge of Windows, Excel, and other basic computer skills. Candidates should have demonstrated organizational, logistical, and analytical skills. High School diploma or equivalent is required. Degree in logistics or previous barge dispatch experience preferred. MARCH PARTY STARTS AT q,:O0 PM & CABBA S[RVED WITH POTATO[S, & GREEd BEER wJm m,,m it's time f ra hang Support the candidates who are committed to the people's right to vote. , ELECT KEVIN D. GRU 1 ** for County Board District 4 ** )e )e His opponent, incumbent JI Iwlllvln, voted NO to the " taxpayers RIGHT TO VOTE on the PTELL (Property Tax Extension Limitation Law) issue. . Yb )e lay mlO" to kin In 20141 )F )F Vote March 18, 2014 in the General Primary Election )F )e )F Koviia Orgeiador is coiiitted to the people's right to vote! : Paid for by "Citizens for the Right to Vote" ******************************* -' p,