12-07-2007



TOTALS FOR 2007 FIREARM DEER SEASON

 

The 2007 Illinois Firearm Deer Season came to a close on Sunday and hunters in the state harvested 116,708 deer.  During this second season, over 31,000 deer were reported, versus 29,000 last year.

 

Preliminary reports show that Pike County had the top number of the year with 3,732 deer harvested.  In the surrounding area, numbers in each of these four counties were up from 2006: Bond with 1165 deer; Clinton with 1051; Fayette with 2,286; and Madison County with 1,273.

 

The three-day Illinois muzzleloader-only season is currently underway, until the 9th.  And the Late Winter Firearm Antlerless-only Deer Season will be held January 18th through the 20th.  Permits were previously issued for both of these seasons.


RECALLS CONTINUE THROUGHOUT DECEMBER

 

Due to the recent multiple safety recalls, consumers may want to sign up for e-mail alerts at www.recalls.gov.  Just Thursday a new batch of recalls were issued, ranging from lead violations, to possible strangulation hazards, to faulty equipment.

 

Some of these newer recalls include First Year's Newborn-to-Toddler reclining training seats and 3-in-1 Flush and Sounds potty training seats, boys hooded sweatshirts by Scope Apparel and Sears, various childrens clothing from Kmart and the Bowflex Ultimate 2 Home Gym.

 

And earlier this week, Ameriwood Industries recalled their entertainment centers due to the reported collapse of one of the units that allegedly resulted in the death of a child. Consumers are urged to keep up to date with the various recalls, as new ones are added every day.  The best place to get the correct information is www.recalls.gov.


GC CHOIR AND CHAMBER SINGERS TO HOST CHRISTMAS DINNER

 

The Greenville College Choir and Chamber Singers will host a Christmas Dinner Concert on Friday, December 14th, at 6:30PM.  The main course will be served at Cheri's Garden Room.  After dinner, the event will move to the Historic Demoulin Home, on 4th Street, where desert will be served and the Choir and Chamber Singers will perform.

 

A suggested minimum donation for tickets is $20 per person.  Limited space is available.  Tickets are available at Watson's Drug Store, Ten Talents Gallery and Gifts, the Greenville Christian Bookstore and the Greenville College Music Department Office at 664-6550.  Proceeds to go toward the GC Choir's Eastern European Concert Tour in March.


FIRST BORN PROGRAM

 

Area businesses and retailers can participate in the Greenville Regional Hospital Family Birth Center 2008 New Year’s Baby Recognition Program, by donating a gift or item commemorating the first infant born, at the hospital, in the new year.  Gifts may be presented to the family at the hospital, mailed, or picked up by the family.  Organizations wanting to be included in the program should call 664-1230 extension 3006 by Monday, December 31st.


HEALTH DEPARTMENT STILL HAS FLU VACCINES

 

The Bond County Health Department wants residents to know that they still have flu vaccines available and it's not too late to get a flu shot. Walkins are welcome.  The vaccine is free for those on Medicare Part B or for anyone who has public aid. The regular cost for Bond County residents $20. For those who live out of the county, the cost is $30.  If you have any questions, call the Health Department at 664-1442. 


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR...CHANCE TO SEE KENNY G

Tune into WGEL FM 101.7 Monday, December 10th, for your chance to win one of several pairs of tickets to see Kenny G, live at the Family Arena, December 11th, in St. Charles. More chances to win from your friends at WGEL.  





SPORTS FOR FRIDAY

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

 

The Comets will play at Vandalia, and you can hear the live play by play action here on WGEL Radio. 

 

The Mulberry Groves Aces will host Odin.

 

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL

 

The Greenville Junior High Bluejays played Litchfield on Thursday.  The 8th grade team won, while the 7th grade team lost.  The Boys B team will play at Pocahontas today. 


OBITUARIES

EDNA E. REYMOND

 

Edna E. Reymond, 91 of Wisetown, passed away Wednesday at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Graveside services for 91 year-old Edna E. Reymond will be conducted Sunday, at 2PM, at the Wisetown Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday, after 5PM, at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wisetown Cemetery or the Wisetown Baptist Church.

 

GORDON L. HEDIGER

 

Gordon L. Hediger, 65 of Greenville, passed away Tuesday at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Memorial services for 65 year-old Gordon L. Hediger will be conducted Saturday, at 1PM, at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bond County Hospice, Fair Oaks Nursing Home or the Greenville Regional Hospital. 


WEATHER

Saturday: Partly Cloudy Rainly Likely High: 38 Low: 29

Sunday: Cloudy Rainy High: 40 Low: 32


PUBLIC AFFAIRS 

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guest this week is Bill Wilson, President of the Hills Fort Society.  Bill will talk to us about the history of the Hills Fort and the society, the actual location of the fort in Bond County and events coming up this month at the Hill's Fort Reconstruction site. That's Public Affairs, this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News, here on WGEL.


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