PICK-UP TRUCK FIRE TUESDAY
Pocahontas - Old Ripley Firemen were called Tuesday evening, at 5:10 PM, to a report of a pick-up truck on fire, at a residence on Sugarloaf Road. According to Fire Chief Kendall Brink, the owner noticed a discoloration of the truck windows and when he opened the door to investigate, the truck burst into flames. He was able to push the truck out of his garage with a tractor, thus saving the garage. Upon arrival, firemen extinguished the blaze, but the truck was a total loss. Firemen were on the scene for about half an hour.
OFFICES CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday the following offices will be closed Thursday (today): all local banks, the Greenville Post Office, and the Greenville Public Library. They will re-open Friday with regular business hours.
In addition, the Bond County Courthouse and offices, along with the Health Department, City of Greenville offices, Unit 1 and Unit 2 School Districts and the Secretary of State's Office in Greenville will be closed both Thursday (today) and Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
SAFETY BELT ENFORCEMENT OVER THANKSGIVING
Be sure to wear your seatbelt, while traveling, this Thanksgiving holiday. Safety belt usage will not only help save your life, but it will also help you avoid getting a ticket from police officers, who will be enforcing a “zero-tolerance” method for drivers who fail to buckle up during the upcoming holiday.
The “Click It or Ticket” mobilization will include officers setting up numerous day and night enforcement zones across Illinois. “Click It or Ticket” in conjunction with the Thanksgiving Accident Reduction Effort, is currently running, and will continue till Sunday, December 2nd. Thousands of details focusing on speed reduction, safety belt enforcement, impaired and underage drinking will be conducted.
The Illinois State Police will also be enforcing the “Stay Alive on the I’s” initiative is also currently running and will conclude on Sunday, November 25th with a detail from 10am to 8pm. Troopers will be placed every 10 miles on all interstates. During last year’s five-day Thanksgiving weekend, there were 17 fatal crashes resulting in 20 fatalities. This year police agencies throughout the state will be joining together to try and save lives.
TUNE INTO WGEL FOR...THE WHEEL OF MEAT
Every Friday WGEL will spin the wheel of meat for one lucky listener. At 6:45 each Friday morning we will randomly pick a name from our Friday Cash Call Registration Book, and that listener will have 9 minutes to call us here at WGEL. After those nine minutes if that person has not called, we will open up the WGEL phone lines and give everyone a chance to play. If you want to get registered in our Friday cash call book, just visit any WGEL live remote and sign up. You can also stop in at the radio station to sign up.
THE WHEEL OF MEAT….. FRIDAY MORNINGS …..YOUR CHANCE TO SPIN AND WIN