$4,000 IN OUTHOUSES SOLD AT AUCTION SATURDAY
The 2nd Annual Outhouse Festival was held Saturday at the American Farm Heritage Museum grounds. WGEL spoke with Ollie Schaefer who said that they were pleased with the day's events that included the Family Fall Festival, Outhouse Auction and Races and Craft Show. He said that he would have liked to have seen more people at the festival, and will be hoping for that next year. Schaefer did say though that they were able to sell over $4,000 in the Outhouse Auction, and that everyone enjoyed the races.
During the festival, the Okaw Valley Amateur Radio Club was demonstrating their radio skills in a special-made outhouse. By noon, Hope Walker said that they had communicated with people from across the country and in Canada.
The next big events coming up for the American Farm Heritage Museum include the annual Chili Supper and Winter Banquet at the beginning of the year.
INJURY ACCIDENTS ON MONDAY
There were a couple of accidents, Monday afternoon, reported to local police. Authorities responded to a one-vehicle injury accident on Route 143, east of Pierron, near the bridge construction. The Highland-Pierron EMS was dispatched, and according to the Bond County Sheriff's Department, the driver of the vehicle refused treatment on scene. A short time later, she changed her mind and was transported, by a sheriff's deputy, to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
And Greenville Police responded to an accident with injuries on Beaumont Avenue, near the Bass-Mollett house around 3:20PM. Bond County EMS was dispatched to the scene. WGEL will have more details on these accidents when they become available.
BOND COUNTY TAX SALE SET FOR END OF THE MONTH
The delinquent tax sale for Bond County is set for Wednesday, October 31st, at 10am, at the treasurer's office. WGEL spoke with Bond County Treasurer Katie Weiss who said that this is not a property sale, but a sale of unpaid taxes that were due in early September.
As of Monday afternoon, there were around $220,000 in unpaid taxes. This amount could go down, as those who still owe money can pay their taxes until the morning of the 31st. However, in order to have avoided publication, residents needed to have paid their taxes by last Friday.
Buyers participating in the tax sale must register at the treasurer's office by the morning of the sale. For more information, contact the Bond County Treasurer at 664-0618.
FROZEN POT PIES ARE NOW BEING RECALLED
Dr. Damon T. Arnold, Illinois State Public Health Director, is warning consumers today about frozen pot pies that could be linked to a multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis. ConAgra Foods is voluntarily recalling an undetermined amount of all varieties of frozen pot pie products that they produced under multiple brand names. This recall comes after last week's food health alert on the same products. Arnold recommends that if consumers have pot pies in their freezer, even if they were bought a couple of months ago, they should not be eaten.
Products on the recall list include Banquet, Albertson's, Food Lion, Great Value, Hill Country Fare, Kirkwood, Kroger, Meijer and Western Family. The types include chicken, turkey and beef in 7 oz. single serving packages bearing the number "P-9" or "Est. 1059" printed on the side of the package.
ConAgra voluntarily stopped making the pot pies October 9. The IDPH currently has five cases that match the strain for the outbreak, but continues to receive and investigate reports of suspected cases. For more information on the recall, call toll-free 1-866-484-8671.
SENIOR CENTER BEGINS 5TH SEASON BOX LUNCH PROGRAM
After taking the summer off, the Senior Center's Box Lunch Program will begin it's 5th season and once again be offered every Wednesday, starting this week. According to Pat Bond, Chairman of the Gourmet Box Lunches to Go, the lunches are custom prepared and delivered to businesses and residents in Greenville.
Businesses may place their orders by 12:30PM, each Tuesday, by calling the Senior Center. The lunches are then delivered Wednesday during the lunch hour. Several volunteers are involved in the program, from going to food shows, preparing the lunches and delivering the meals.
Last season, the program generated around $17,000. All of the money raised goes directly into the Bond County Senior Center to help with services. For more information, or for a menu, call the Bond County Senior Center at 664-1465.
TUNE INTO WGEL FOR
MY LITTLE PONY GIVEAWAY
My Little Pony is coming to the Family arena in St. Charles and WGEL has family packs of 4 tickets to give away. Be the third caller when you hear the WGEL ticket window open on Tuesday October 16 and Wednesday October 17th and you’ll win a family pack to see “My Little Pony” at the Family arena, at 10:30am, Saturday October 20th. You must be 18 or older to win, only one winner per family please, employees of WGEL, and the Family Arena and their immediate family members are ineligible. No purchase necessary, decisions of the judges final.
GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
The Lady Comets went undefeated at a tournament in Jerseyville on Saturday. The Lady Comets won all four matches in two games each. Game was a win over the host team of Jerseyville; the Lady Comets then went on to beat Alton, Carrolton and Taylorville. Hannah Elliott, Tracy Miller and Julia Gibbs were all named to the All-Tournament team, and the Lady Comets overall record improved to 22-4.
SPORTS SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY
The Lady Comets volleyball team will host Carlyle.
The Lady Sorento Greyhounds basketball team will play at Mt. Olive.
The Greenville Junior High Bluejays basketball team will play at Vandalia.
The Pocahontas Lady Indians will host Brownstown.
LOUISE A. LENZINI
Louise A. Lenzini, 65 of Mulberry Grove, formerly of Centralia, passed away Friday, October 12th at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services for 65 year-old Louise A. Lenzini will be held Saturday at 1PM at the Garnier & Sons Funeral Home in Centralia. Friends may call Saturday after 11am at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.
MASON COLE MELTON
Mason Cole Melton, the 13 month-old son of Shanna and Shawn Melton, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, October 14th at Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral services for 13 month-old Mason Cole Melton will be held Friday at 11:30am at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greenville. The family will receive friends Thursday, from 4-8PM at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. For those who desire, memorials may be made to the Mason C. Melton room at Dr. Philip Siefken medical practice.
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