10-11-2007

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THRIFT SHOP MOVING TO OLD SUPER VALU BUILDING

 

The Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop will be moving to the old Super Valu store.  The announcement was made Wednesday by hospital CEO Jim Hayes and Auxiliary President Nancy Machmer. WGEL spoke with Machmer who said that space has been an issue at the thrift shop for several years, and a while back they approached the hospital regarding the problem.  The decision was made, after several meetings, that it would be better for the auxiliary to find a different place. 

 

Machmer said, then the Super Value building became available, and they took a look at it.  The building is twice as big as what they have now. According to Machmer, they should be ready to open the 20,000 sq. foot store in the next couple of months.


GREENVILLE TO RECEIVE GOVERNOR'S HOME TOWN AWARD

 

It was recently announced that Greenville will once again be the recipient of a Governor's Home Town Award. Earlier this spring, Lucille Ireland, with the Greenville Women's Club, submitted an application under the citywide beautification category. She used examples such as the acorn lighting around the courthouse; the city of Greenville's planters that are placed from one end of town, to the other; the decorated bicycles by area businesses and the landscaping of the courthouse, to more of a garden look.

 

In July, representatives of the award visited Greenville with Ireland, and others, touring the city. Ireland pointed out that the representatives especially liked the downtown area, along with the volunteerism behind each project.  The City of Greenville will be receiving a Governor's Home Town Award during a banquet, held at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, on Tuesday, November 27th. This will be the 8th award for Greenville and Bond County.


MISSING CHILD TUESDAY AFTERNOON

 

Tuesday afternoon about 4:47 PM, Greenville Police were alerted that a young child was missing in the vicinity of 5th Street in Greenville.  Greenville firemen were notified and were in the process of joining police in the search, when fortunately the child was found.  According to Greenville Police, no foul play is suspected in the incident.


OKAW TO HAVE DEMONSTRATIONS AT OUTHOUSE FESTIVAL

 

During this Saturday's Outhouse Festival & Auction at the American Farm Heritage Museum, the Okaw Valley Amateur Radio Club will be putting together a special event station. WGEL spoke with Hope Walker, President of the club, who said that they will be set up all day and have four stations throughout the museum grounds.  They'll even have one station set up inside an outhouse. 

 

Walker said that the group will be talking to people, throughout the United States and Canada, about the festival.  He said that anyone who is interested in ham radio, can come out to the Outhouse Festival & Auction and see the radio operators in action.

 

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KEYESPORT VILLAGE BOARD SETS HOURS FOR TRICK OR TREATING

 

The Keyesport Village Board met on Monday night and received a good report from their auditor Brent Marschoff of Krehbiel & Associates in Carlyle. Cash reserves had shown an increase.

 

Keyesport resident, Tricia Rich, asked the board for a variance on her property. Rich would like to put up a fence, and to avoid a tree on her property she would have to go 5 feet into their alley. Bill Smith, in charge of street and alley, was not present at the meeting. He will need to see the alley to make a final decision on the variance.

 

A meeting was scheduled with the Illinois Risk Management to come in and speak to the board on, Monday, Oct 15th.

 

The board made a cash donation of $250.00 for this years Halloween parade, which is set for Saturday, Oct 27.  Trick or treating hours this year for the town of Keyesport will be on Wednesday, Oct 31, Halloween night, from 6 to 8:30pm

 

The board then went into executive session to discuss legal issues with properties in town. No action took place.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

AMERICAN LEGION POST 1180 FISH FRY TICKET GIVEAWAY 

American Legion Post 1180’s Annual fish fry will be Sunday, October 14th, from 11am till 2pm, and WGEL has tickets to give away.   On Thursday, October 11th, be the correct number caller, tell us what is your favorite fish, and you will win a pair of tickets. WGEL has six pairs of tickets to give away throughout the day so be listening.  Remember correct caller, favorite fish, and you are a winner.


THURSDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

 

The Greenville Lady Comets volleyball teams played Staunton on Tuesday.  The Varsity team won in two games and improved their record to 17-4.  The JV team won as well, and is now 17-1.  The Freshman team lost in three games and is 11-5.

 

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL

 

The Pocahontas Lady Indians basketball team beat Ramsey 38-16.  Shani Weiss was the lead scorer with 17 points. 

 

SPORTS SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY

 

The Comets soccer team will play today at home against Litchfield.

 

The Lady Comets volleyball team will play at Litchfield. 

 

The Comets Freshman football team will play at Litchfield. 


OBITUARIES

IVAN E. MILLER

 

Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Ivan E. Miller, 76, of Pocahontas, passed away Tuesday at Alhambra Care Center. Funeral services for 76 year-old Sgt. Ivan Miller will be held Friday at 11am at the May Funeral Home in Pocahontas. Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Florissant, MO, with full Military Honors. Friends may call Friday from 9:30-11am at the funeral home. Memorials to the First Baptist Church, in Pocahontas, or the St. Nicholas Church, in Pocahontas.


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