4-27-2007

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WOMAN JUMPS FROM SEMI-TRUCK ON INTERSTATE

The Bond County Sheriff's department responded to the report of an injured person on I-70 just after 10PM Thursday night. According to the deputy, a female jumped from an eastbound semi truck traveling just East of the 45-mile marker ramp. State police handled the incident while a Bond County deputy directed traffic. The woman was taken by ambulance to Greenville Regional Hospital and later Arched to St. Louis.


RWANDAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO VISIT BOND COUNTY

Two Greenville residents recently returned from a trip to Rwanda. Jeff Stone and Dan Jewett will be presenting information and pictures of the trip at the Free Methodist Church Sunday, April 29th at 7PM. Accompanying them to Rwanda was Ben Orebaugh from Indiana. Dwight Jackson, a former Greenville College faculty member, is now head of Food For the Hungry in Rwanda.

Jewett said that the three went on the trip to listen and learn and do their part as an environmentalist, corn breeder and business man, and to find out what the next step should be.

Next month, Bond County will serve as a host for a group of seven Rwandans, most of whom are government officials. Jackson commented that this trip is important for them to see Community Links with Agriculture and sustaining business. Out of the 8-9 million residents of Rwanda, a country the size of Maryland, nearly 92% live off of agricultural means.

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Rich Smith ( Food for the Hungry), Dan Jewett, Jeff Stone, Ben Orebaugh and two workers in a farming co-op community of over 2000 farmers.

 

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TELEPHONE SCAM ALERT

The Greenville Police Department has learned about another telephone scam.

Recently a Greenville resident received a phone call from a female calling from "National Security Financial System" on behalf of a Greenville bank. The caller asked for checking account and routing numbers. This is not a legitimate call.

Greenville Police advise residence to always call your bank if you are contacted by telephone, mail, or internet message requesting any type of personal information about your account, or call the Greenville police at 664-2131


GREENVILLE FFA CHAPTER TAKES FIRST IN DAIRY JUDGING

The Greenville FFA Chapter has been very busy the last couple of weeks. Lead by Steve Zimmerman, they recently participated in the Section 21 Dairy Judging Contest at the Bond County Fair Grounds. The Greenville Chapter took 1st place out of 12 teams. The top 12 individuals included Tyler Carter with 1st, Amy Schaufelberger taking 2nd and Kelcie Woker with 3rd.

Last week, members also participated in the Section 21 Livestock Judging Contest. The Greenville Chapter took home 4th place overall, with Josh Tebbe being the 12th place individual. FFA members also assisted 5th Grade students at the Bond County Soil and Water Conservation Day last Thursday at the First Christian Church.

 



TRI-COUNTY LIBRARIAN DAY TO BE HOSTED IN GREENVILLE

The Annual Tri County Librarian event is being hosted today in Greenville. According to Elementary School Librarian Elaine Westbrooks, the day is sponsored by the Regional Superintendent of Bond, Fayette and Effingham counties. There will a speaker from the Lewis and Clark Library System presenting information to the group of librarians and library clerks. Ellen Poppit, from the Shawnee Library System, will also speak to the group.

Westbrooks said that during the day, the group will tour the Greenville Elementary and Junior High libraries and the public Library. There will also be a tour of the One Room School House and the Bock Museum at Greenville College. The last time the Tri-County Librarian event was held in Greenville, was over ten years ago. Westbrooks said that it's a great way to promote Greenville and the wonderful libraries located here.


BOND COUNTY PRE-SCHOOL SCREENINGS

A special screening program called DIAL-3 is being offered again this year for all pre-school children 3 and 4 years of age. This system will measure the gross and fine motor development of the child, as well as the ability to express feelings and thoughts.

The School Social Worker will review the test results during the exit conference immediately following the screening. A child who scores below the cut-off, may need further testing. A child who scores above the cut-off, may be eligible for services provided by the Bond County 3-5 year-old Kindergarten Readiness Program.

The DIAL-3 Screenings will be held at the following locations:

Sorento School on Tuesday, May 1 from 8:30-10:30am

Pocahontas School on Wednesday, May 2 from 8:30-11:30am

Mulberry Grove First Baptist Church on Thursday, May 3 from 8:30am-12:00PM

Greenville First Presbyterian Church on Friday, May 4 from 8:30am-2:30PM.

Please call 664-5009 for appointments at all centers.


FRIDAY SPORTS

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

The Lady Comets Soccer team shutout Roxana on Thursday and won the game 3-0. Kelsey Spainhour, Katie Bohle and Jamie Hoag all scored goals for the Lady Comets. The Junior Varsity team also won 3-0 over Roxana.

JUNIOR HIGH TRACK

The Blue Jays track teams will host the Greenville invitational at Greenville College track today at 3:30.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Greenville will play at Litchfield, and Mulberry Grove will host St. Elmo

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Greenville Lady Comets will host Litchfield today, and Mulberry Grove will host Teutopolis on Friday

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

The Comets and Lady Comets will play at Nashville Friday

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Greenville at Westminster for a doubleheader today.


OBITUARIES

GEORGE BARE

George Bare, 77 of North of Old Ripley, passed away Thursday at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending for 77 year-old George Bare at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville


WEATHER

Saturday: Partly Sunny High: Low 70's Low: Low 50's

Sunday: Mostly Sunny High: Upper 70's Low: Mid 50's


THE WGEL COLGATE COUNTRY SHOWDOWN

The WGEL Colgate Country Showdown in coming up Friday May 4th at the VFW Hall in Greenville. Don't miss your chance to see some great country acts. Tickets are only $3 each and are available at the VFW Hall or at WGEL, 309 West Main, Greenville. The show starts at 7PM. Come out and meet Mike in the Morning and Jerry “Branson” Jansen. They will be the co-hosts for the program


PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROMO

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guest this week is Greenville resident Elaine Kilmer. Elaine will talk to us about her recent mission trip she took to Rwanda, Africa. She’ll tell us about her experience in Africa, along with why she took the trip and what she did while she there. That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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