11-23-2007



11 YEAR-OLD GREENVILLE GIRL TO PERFORM IN THE NUTCRACKER

 

It's a chance of a lifetime for one local girl.  11 year-old Grace Wilson, of Greenville, the daughter of Jeff and Pam Wilson, has been preparing for her big stage debut in St. Louis.  We talked with Grace about the big event coming up in December.  She will be performing in the Nutcracker, next month at the Fox Theater. The show runs December 5th though 9th, and Grace will be in the shows on the 5th, 7th and 8th.

 

Grace and other children who were selected, will be dancing during the battle scene between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King. She said they have had practices every Saturday and are now perfecting the routine.  Grace admits that she’s a little nervous, but also excited because there aren’t many kids who get the chance to be on stage at the Fox.  She said that she’s really grateful to be able to perform with such a great ballet company.

 

Grace attends Fusion Dance Center in Greenville and has enjoyed all kinds of dance for the last five and half years. Grace and her mother Pam went to auditions in St. Louis, last month, and found out that same day, that she had been selected to perform in the ballet. 

 

The Nutcracker will be at the Fox Theater from December 5th though the 9th. The production is presented by Dance St. Louis, in cooperation with the Joffrey Ballet Company.


GREENVILLE WOMEN'S CLUB HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR

 

The Greenville Women's Club annual Christmas Holiday House Tour is scheduled for Sunday, December 2nd. There will be four locations on this year's tour, offering historic and beautifully decorated houses in the local area.  They include the homes of Jane and Michael Wilhite, and Bonnie Jo and Deloy Cole; a bed & Breakfast by Two sisters; and the Villas of Martha Sue Grant and Kenneth and Velma Harnetiaux at Emerald Pointe.

 

The tour can be started at any location, with a map provided on the tickets. Prices are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased at GET Video and Watson's Drug Store.

 

 

CONGRATS TO VARIOUS UNIT 2 STUDENT GROUPS

 

Greenville High School administration congratulated four student groups this week.  The cast and crew of "Pride and Prejudice for all their hard work and a great performance, the Comet football team for their 12 and 1 season, Rebecca Peddicord, Caroline Spencer and James Dierkes for being nominated by faculty for the DAR award and Mrs. Dannaman and her classes for all the hard work gathering items for soldiers. 29 boxes will be sent to Iraq.


McDONNELL AND TERRY TO SPEAK AT I-70 BASEBALL CLINIC

 

University of Louisville head coach Dan McDonnell and former Major League pitcher Scott Terry are the headline speakers for the 5th Annual I-70 Baseball Coaches Clinic, on Saturday, December 1st, at Greenville High School.  For registration information, call Todd Hutchinson at 618-664-1370, ext. 115.


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FRIDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

 

The Mulberry Grove Aces basketball team will play at 7:45 tonight against Odin.  You can hear the game live here on WGEL Radio. 


OBITUARIES

REV. DALLAS WHITE

 

Reverend Dallas White, age 85, of Ramsey, formerly of Coffeen, passed away Thursday, the 22nd, at Memorial Medical Center.  Funeral services for 85 year-old Dallas White will be Saturday, at 2:00 PM at the Fillmore Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Van Burensburg.  Friends may call this evening from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the Allen & Sutton Funeral Home in Fillmore.


DONALD L. SMITH

 

Donald L. Smith, age 79, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, November 21st, at Fair Oaks.  Funeral arrangements for 79 year-old Donald L. Smith are pending at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.


WEATHER

Saturday: Partly Cloudy High: 47 Low: 26

Sundday: Partly Cloudy High: 52 Low: 30


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guests this week are Alan Gaffner with Greenville Regional Hospital and three members of the Hospital Auxiliary's annual Holiday Bazaar Committee.  The group will talk to us about the Bazaar coming up on December 1st, the favorite booths throughout the years, along with some of the new one's for 2007 and the history of the annual event. That's Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here, on WGEL.


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