3-31-2006




GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL ATTRACTS PHYSICANS FROM WIDE GEOGRAPHIC AREA

Recent struggles within the healthcare industry have prompted an exodus of physicians from rural and urban hospitals to nearby states, and forcing a reduction in the number of services provided. Greenville Regional Hospital has managed to attract numerous healthcare providers from a wide geographic area in spite of these developments. Two physicians recently relocated to the Greenville area to begin practicing at Greenville Regional Hospital. They are Medical Doctor Angela Holbrook and OB-GYN Ramon G. Lopez. Dr. Holbrook is from Clinton County and became the Medical Director of the Greenville Regional Hospital Emergency Department last July. She interacts with and reviews the quality of work of each ER physician on a regular basis and works to enhance the general quality of services offered in the hospital's emergency department. Before coming to Greenville Holbrook worked in Emergency Departments in St. Charles, St. Louis, and Wentzville, MO.

Dr. Ramon G. Lopez relocated to Greenville from Joliet, which is a suburb of Chicago. Lopez and Holbrook both are impressed with the number of services available at Greenville Regional Hospital. Two other doctors have gone into practice with their fathers. They are Anne Borwick, DO and Andrew Goggin, MD. For more information on any physician offering services at Greenville Regional Hospital visit www.greenvilleregionalhospital.com or contact Ryan Mifflin, Greenville Regional Hospital Coordinator of Marketing and Public Relations at 664-1230 Ext. 3006.


LAWSUIT CORRECTION


In a correction to a story run by WGEL on Thursday concerning the law suit filed by Terry and Doug Derrick in their case against the Bond County Fair Association, we had reported that the suit was seeking $50,000. However, the suit actually included multiple counts asking for judgment in excess of $50,000 for each count. The suit concerns injuries sustained by Terry Derrick during a "Celebrity Penning Event" held at the Bond County Fair in July 1998.




TENTH ANNUAL STUDENT RECOGNITION BREAKFAST

The 10th Annual Student Recognition Breakfast sponsored by the Kaskaskia Region of the Illinois Principals Association was held Wednesday morning at Armington Center at Greenville College. Students that were recognized were Claire Marchello from Bond County Unit 2 High School, Kevin Wade from Greenville Jr. High, Valerie Criner from Mulberry Grove Elementary, BriAnne Links from Mulberry Grove Jr. High, Tiffany Brown from Mulberry Grove High School, Adrianna Kuhl from Pocahontas School, and Trevor Kinworthy from Sorento School. The guest speaker was Darryl Bolen, Senior Minister at Greenville First Christian Church. The Kaskaskia Region of the Illinois Principals Association serves Bond, Clinton, Fayette, Macoupin, Marion, and Montgomery Counties.


PUBLIC HEARING FOR REZONING REQUEST IS RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 24TH

The public hearing by the Greenville Planning Commission scheduled for April 4th to discuss a request by developer Leonard Taylor to annex into the city and rezone property on Idler lane next to Mount Auburn cemetery, has be moved from next week to April 24th.

At Monday night's Planning meeting Commission Chairman Hugh Siefken learned that two commission members would be unavailable on the 4th, which means there would not be a quorum present. Leonard Taylor has adjusted his original request and is asking to have the property zoned R-1 for single family residential development.

 

TIME CHANGE THIS WEEK-END

Daylight Savings Time officially begins at 2AM on Sunday. Remember to spring forward and set your clocks ahead one hour. That means you will lose one hour of sleep Sunday morning. This is also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors






SPORTS

FRIDAY SPORTS

HS BASEBALL
The Mulberry Grove Aces defeated Beecher City 10-1 on Thursday. James Lynch was the winning pitcher as he struck out 9. Chris LaMacchia had 3 RBIs for the Aces.

COLLEGE BASEBALL
The Kaskaskia College Blue Devils are ranked 11th in the first NJCAA nationwide poll of the season. KC is off to a 23-4 start and have outscored their opponents 182-59 and are batting .340 as a team. The Blue Devils were ranked as an honorable mention in the pre-season poll.

HS TRACK
The Comets notched 77 points and finished 2nd to Litchfield. Metro East Lutheran was 3rd and Carlinville 4th. First place finishers for Greenville were Brian Atchison, Long Jump; D.J. Walter, Triple Jump; Mitch Willman, High Jump; Lance Ward, 800 meter; and the 4 x 4 team.

SCHEDULE

HS BASEBALL
The Comets go to Carlinville

HS SOFTBALL
The Lady Comets are hosting Carlinville
The Lady Aces go to Beecher City

GOING ON THIS WEEK-END

The Shoal Creek Volunteer Firefighters fish fry is coming up on Friday March 31st. It's from 4-7PM in the Panama Community Center.

The St. Augustine Parish Center in Breese is having a Rummage & Bake Sale. . The actual sale is Friday March 31st 10AM to 3PM and on Saturday April 1st from 9AM to 1PM with a $2 brown bag sale all day. There is a bake sale on Thursday and Friday. Lunch and soda will be available.

The annual St. Lawrence fish dinners will be held on Fridays from March 3rd through April 7th. Serving is from 4pm until 7pm in the main hall. Carryouts are available in Posch Hall. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for kids 12 and under.

The Helvetia Sharpshooters are hosting a dance on Saturday April 1 from 8 to 11:30PM at Lindendale Park in Highland. Music by "The San Antones"

The story time at the Greenville Public Library will be held this Saturday April 1 at 10AM. The title of this program is "April foolishness" and reader Rebecca Nehrt has planned a fun filled session.

The Mulberry Grove Lions Club are having a pancake & Sausage day on Saturday April 1 from 7AM until 2PM in the Mulberry Grove Lions Club building. Adults $5.00, Children 5-10 eat for $3.00 and children under 5 eat for free.

St. Teresa's Church of Marydale is having a chicken dinner on Sunday (4/2) from 11am until 5pm. Carry-outs will be available. Along with fried chicken there will be homemade bread, desserts, and dressing. The church is located on Route 127 five miles north of Carlyle.

 






OBITUARIES

NO AREA OBITUARIES TO REPORT


WEATHER

RAIN TOTALS FOR MARCH

The February precipitation totals at the Greenville Wastewater Treatment Plant measured in at 2.17-inches of rain and 1-inch of snow. On 6th Street rain was 2.36-inches and snow was 1-inch. At Route 140 and Idler Lane the rain total was 2.4-inches and snow was 1-inch. March was under the 10-year average. The average is 3.26-inches for rain and 1.78-inches for snow. The rain was measured on 10 days and snow fell on one-day during March.

Weather Forecast:

Saturday:...Mostly Sunny with a high around 60

Sunday:.....Scattered Thunderstorms with a high around 75


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

This Sunday on WGEL's Public Affairs programs will learn some tips on how to get kids and adults interested in reading. Our guest is St. Louis author Laura Bradford who was recently nominated for an Agatha Award for her book "Jury of One." That's the Public Affairs Program this Sunday following the noon local news on WGEL.

 

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