10-04-2007

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STORMS BRING RAIN TO THE AREA ON TUESDAY

 

The storms that rolled throughout the region Tuesday night brought thunder, lightning and some rain to the local area. According to the City of Greenville rain gauges, there was .47 inches reported at the Waste Water Treatment Plant, .60 inches at 6th Street and .57 inches at Route 140 and Idler Lane. 

 

Most of the rain and storms came in from Missouri and continued traveling east, just north of Bond County Tuesday evening.  According to the National Weather Service, there were several reports of Tornados that had touched down in Missouri and dozens of reports of damaged or destroyed homes and businesses, overturned cars, uprooted trees and flattened crops.  WGEL will have more details when they become available.


CAR FIRE AT MABRY'S WEDNESDAY MORNING

 

The Greenville Fire Protection District was called to a car on fire at Mabry's restaurant Wednesday morning at 9:08am.  Firefighters arrived on scene a few minutes later to find flames shooting from the hood of a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix, owned by Tammy Turner.  The car was parked in front of the restaurant, and once the hood was opened, the engine was fully engulfed.  Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire quickly, but the car was a total loss. 

 

WGEL spoke with Tammy Turner who said that she had just gotten gas and was on her way to work at Mabry's.  She said the car wasn't acting right.  Once she parked, she noticed a little smoke coming from the hood and then went inside to get some help from another employee.  Soon after, more smoke began pouring from the hood and the fire department was called. Greenville Fire Captain Jim Sutton said the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.


RIPSON BRIDGE FALL FESTIVAL

 

The 20th Annual Ripson Bridge Fall Festival will be this Sunday, October 7th, from 11:00 am - 5:00 PM.  There will be live country music all day and the lunch stand will open at 11:00 am.  They will have home-made chili, beans and cornbread, BBQ, fish dinners, hot dogs, pie, cake and kettle korn. There will also be children's games, craft stands, home-made apple butter, home-made lye soap and much more.  Bring your lawn chair so you can enjoy the beautiful countryside while eating kettle korn and listening to the music. 

 

To get to the festival, take Rt. 140 to Old Ripley and head North.  You can't miss the sights and smells of this year's festival.

 


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OKAW VALLEY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB MEETING

 

The next meeting of the Okaw Valley Amateur Radio Club will be Thursday, October 4th, at 7:30 PM in the basement of First Bank, on the south side of the Greenville square.  Club members will be making plans for their involvement in The American Farm Heritage Museum's 2nd Annual Outhouse Festival.  Please enter from the south side of the bank.


BOND COUNTY SCHOOLS CLOSED FRIDAY AND MONDAY

 

Bond County Unit 2 Schools and Mulberry Grove Unit 1 School will be closed Friday, October 5th for the Annual Teacher Institute.  Schools will also be closed on Monday, October 8th in observance of Columbus Day.  Schools will resume their normal schedules on Tuesday, October 9th.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

There’s a gang coming to St. Louis for one super kicking country party and you could be part of that gang as Rascal Flatt’s  hits the stage at the Scotttrade Center, Saturday, October 13th, at 8pm. Your Friends at WGEL have two pair of Tickets in Section 107, facing the stage.  Tune in Wednesday, October 10th, for your chance to register to win a pair of these super tickets. Be one of the first 5 callers to 664-3300 when you hear the Rascal Flatts hit “Me and My Gang” and you will be entered to win. We will draw our winners in the Mike and Tom morning show, Thursday the 11th.  More chances to win from your friends at WGEL FM 101.7.


THURSDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

 

The Comets golf team took third place in the Regional golf tournament held at Oak Brook on Tuesday.  The Comets shot a combined 319, 8 strokes off the lead.  Jordan Wright and Tyler Neese both shot 79. 

 

The Lady Comets golf team finished fourth in their Regional tournament held at Rolling Hills.  The Lady Comets shot a combined 458.  Stephanie Hoffmeier and Katie Bohle will represent the Lady Comets in the Sectionals at Governors Run on Monday the 8th

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

 

The Varsity and Junior Varsity Lady Comets volleyball teams both beat Pana on Tuesday.  The Varsity team is now 15-4, and the JV team is 13-1.  The Freshman team split two games with Pana.  The Lady Comets will host Hillsboro today.

 

SPORTS SCHEDULE

 

The Varsity Comets soccer team will play today in Carlyle.

 

Freshman Comets football team will host Staunton. 

 

The Mulberry Grove Lady Aces volleyball team will play at St. Elmo.

 

The Greenville Junior High Lady Bluejays basketball team will play at Hillsboro.

 

The Lady Greyhounds of the Sorento Junior High will play at Pocahontas. 


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