10-12-2007



APPLE BUTTER COOKED AT FAIRGROUNDS ON THURSDAY

 

If you smelled something good and sweet coming from the Bond County Fairgrounds Thursday morning, it was the apple butter, being cooked and prepared for sale at the hospital bazaar.  Stirring began early Thursday morning at 6am.  The cooking and stirring process went on throughout the day until all the apples were magically turned into delicious apple butter, ready for sale at the annual hospital bazaar, December 1st. 


FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL AND CRAFT SHOW SATURDAY AT AFHM

 

Grab the kids and head out to the Family Fall Festival, this Saturday, at the American Farm Heritage Museum Grounds.  During the 2nd Annual Outhouse Festival, kids will be able to enjoy the Fall Festival events by participating in a variety of contests, games and activities. 

 

Starting at 10:30am, for a $5 ticket, children will receive a bag to collect treats as they travel around the festival.  They will get a free lunch, train ride, hayride, be able to decorate a pumpkin, participate in a scavenger hunt and much more. And then starting at 11am, kids ages 1-10 can participate in a costume contest.

 

The Family Fall Festival, together with the Outhouse Festival and Auction and Fall Craft Show, is going on this Saturday, from 9am-3PM, at the American Farm Heritage Museum, south of Greenville.

 

And you can see a segment of the upcoming event, today at 3PM on Show Me St. Louis on channel 5.


ANNUAL GREENVILLE WOMAN’S CLUB AWARDS AT PRESENTED AT APPLE DAY

 

The annual Greenville Woman’s Club Awards were presented during Apple Day on Saturday, October 6th.  The recipients of the Hometown Pride Awards were: Preston Smith from the First National Bank of Mulberry Grove and Greenville, for the beautiful landscaping around the business and Tom and Brenda Leihser, from Heart Two Heart Jewelry, for creative window displays.  The Appreciation Certificate went to First Bank for the mural that is featured on the bank. 

 

The Service Award recipient was Master Gardener, Ella Peters, for the community landscaping projects she completed including the city planters.  Best Club Project recipients were: Wendy Amos for starting a program in which women inmates from the FCI care for the flowers around the square and Lucielle Ireland and Christie Zbinden who co-chaired the 2006 Christmas House Tours.


 

SORENTO SCHOOL YARD SALE

 

The Sorento School is having a yard sale.  The sale will be on the blacktop behind the school on Saturday, October 20th, beginning at 8:30 am.  Items for sale include desks, chairs, bookcases, cabinets, and other school items.  Proceeds from the sale will go toward the purchase of new back drop curtains and valances for the gym stage.


NEW SOUTHWESTERN ELECTRIC OFFICE TO OPEN

 

In less than two weeks, Southwestern Electric Cooperative's Madison County office will be located at 10103 Ellis Road in St. Jacob.  The office and outbuildings are near the intersection of Route 4 and U.S. Highway 40. 

 

Even though the new facility has no drive-up window, walk-in visits are welcome.  Office hours at the new location will be Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30PM.  The phone number, along with extensions and email addresses will be transferred to the new facility. The night deposit box, at the Maryville office, will remain open through November.  A night deposit box will be installed at the St. Jacob location later this fall.

 

Southwestern Electric Cooperative is a member-owned utility with facilities in Greenville, St. Jacob and St. Elmo.  It serves more than 21,000 members along with 3,200 miles of power line in 10 counties throughout Illinois.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

TICKET GIVEAWAY FOR THE PLAY WAR BONDS

 

Two lucky WGEL listeners are going to win a family pack of 5 tickets to see the play War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War 2.  The show is part of the Kaskaskia College Season of Entertainment, and is this Sunday at 2pm at the Jane Knight Auditorium in Centralia.  Be listening on Friday (today), October 12th, for your chance to win tickets to the show.  Twice on Friday, we will ask for a certain number caller and that listener wins. To win you must be 18 years of age or older, only one winner per family, and employees of WGEL and Kaskaskia College are not eligible.



FRIDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

 

The Comets will host Litchfield tonight, in the last home game of the regular season.  The Comets are 7-0 so far this year, and the game can be heard on WGEL Radio starting at 7pm.

 

The Highland Bulldogs will host Jerseyville tonight.  The game can be heard on WGEL Radio following the Greenville Comets game. 


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 today at 11am at the May Funeral Home in Pocahontas. Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Florissant, MO, with full Military Honors. Friends may call today from 9:30-11am at the funeral home. Memorials to the First Baptist Church, in Pocahontas, or the St. Nicholas Church, in Pocahontas.

 

GLORIA A. WASMUTH

 

Gloria A. Wasmuth, age 77, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.  Mrs. Wasmuth donated her body to St. Louis University School of Medicine and no services are planned.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Greenville First Presbyterian Church or Kemmerer Village.  The Young Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

URBAN L. LAUX 

 

Urban L. Laux, 92, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday at his daughter's residence.  Funeral services for 92 year-old Urban L. Laux will be held Monday, October 15th, at 1PM at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment in McKendree Chapel Cemetery with Full Military Honors.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 4-8PM at the funeral home.  Memorials to the Bond County Hospice or the American Cancer Society.


WEATHER

Saturday: Partly Cloudy 30% of Rain High: 69 Low: 55

Sunday: Mostly Sunny High: 82 Low: 65


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guest this week is John Goldsmith, Executive Director of the National Road Association of Illinois.  John will talk to us about the history and location of the National road, along with the current projects and future tours and programs associated with the historic road. That's Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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