8-17-2007

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CONSUMER ALLERT FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

Anna Oestreich, of the Bond County Senior Center, has issued a consumer alert. A company operating under the name of "Senior Retail Service" has contacted a Bond County resident saying they represented the Senior Center. Anna said she does not know what the company is selling, but they do not represent the Bond County Senior Center. The Bond County Senior Center does not promote or endorse any kind of product or sales by any company. Anyone receiving calls from anyone stating they represent the senior center should call the Bond County Senior Center at 664-1465 to confirm the legitimacy of the offer. Callers from this company stated they will be in the Greenville area Friday, August 17th. Anyone who might have a concern about being contacted by this company should call the Bond County Senior Center


ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES IN POCAHONTAS

Anthony Matthew Zajac, age 16, of Pocahontas, was driving a 1996 Chevy S-10 pick-up truck Wednesday afternoon when he ran off the road. The truck hit a culvert, rolled over and caught fire. The accident was at Baumann Road at Robinson Cemetery Road in Pocahontas. Pocahontas - Old Ripley and Grantfork Fire Departments responded along with the Pocahontas - Old Ripley EMS. Zajac was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Highland, by Pocahontas - Old Ripley EMS, for treatment. His condition is not known at this time.

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FATAL ACCIDENT ON I-55 WEDNESDAY

A fatal accident occurred Wednesday morning on I-55 southbound near milepost 58. According to the State Police crash report, 26 year-old Joseph D. Weick, of St. Louis, allegedly drove his 1992 Toyota off of the roadway and into the center median, before losing control and rolling several times. His passenger, 46 year-old Ba V. Dan, also of St. Louis, was pronounced dead at the scene. Weick was airlifted to St. John's Hospital in Springfield with serious injuries. The accident is still under investigation. Weick was issued citations for alleged DUI, driving while license revoked, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.




9 MILLION CHILDREN'S TOYS BEING PULLED OFF THE SHELVES

A toy maker giant is dealing with its second major recall this month. Mattel is announcing a recall of nearly 9 million children's toys. As was the same in the recall just a couple of weeks ago, this recall includes some Chinese made products. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website, the recall involves Mattel's Polly Pocket, Batman, Magna, Doggie Daycare, and Shonen Jump's One Piece playsets. These sets are being recalled due to the small powerful magnets than can be swallowed by young children. Some Barbie and Tanner dolls are also being pulled over similar concerns. In addition, the toy "Sarge" models from Pixar's Cars movie is being pulled over a fear of lead paint poisoning. A similar recall just two weeks ago involved more than one-and-a-half-million infant and preschool toys. For more information, visit www.recalls.gov


ILLINOIS UNCLAIMED PROPERTY TO GO ON EBAY

Illinois State Treasurer Alexia Giannoulias, will hold the state's first ever, online auction of unclaimed property on eBay, starting August 20th. He commented that the contents of abandoned safe deposit boxes online will generate more money for the state and make the auction process more efficient. Bidders can preview the items at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, through August 19th.

 

SPORTS

NEW SOCCER STADIUM POSSIBLY COMING TO COLLINSVILLE

The St. Louis Soccer United is taking the next step in bringing a Major League Soccer Franchise to the St. Louis Area. Jeff Cooper, a St. Louis Attorney and avid soccer fan, presented a proposed soccer stadium and development complex to the Collinsville City Council this week. According to the St. Louis United website, the 18,500-seat stadium would be located at the intersection of I-255 and Horseshoe Lake Road. The project would also have eight FIFA approved artificial turf fields. Homes, retail and other community shops would also be built in the 400-acre development. The Collinsville City Council will vote on the proposed stadium development at their September meeting.


OBITUARIES

MABEL B. GOLDER

Mabel B. Golder, age 89, of Greenville and formerly of Keyesport, passed away Wednesday, August 15th, at Greenville Regional Hospital. Graveside funeral services for 89 year-old Mabel B. Golder will be at 10:30 am on Saturday, August 18th at McKendree Chapel Cemetery, west of Keyesport. Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery. The Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle is in charge of arrangements.


RONALD J. JOHNSON

Ronald J. Johnson age 56 of Greenville passed away Wednesday August 15th. Visitation will be held Sunday from 3-9PM at the Stygar Florissant chapel at 13980 New Halls Ferry Road. Services will be help Monday at 10AM at the St. Rose Philippine Duschesne Catholic Church.


FRIDAY SPORTS

JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL

Greenville Junior High Boys Baseball team defeated Brownstown 17-4 on Thursday and will play Today against Patoka at 4:15 at home.

GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL BOYS GOLF

Greenville played Litchfield and Roxana at Belk Park on Thursday. After the Greenville and Litchfield teams both shot a 161 Litchfield was declared the winner in a tie break. Low score for Greenville was Scott Eaton with a 37, including two birdies. The Boys next match will be Tuesday the 21st at Carlinville, the Girls golf team will open their season on Tuesday as well.

MULBERRY GROVE JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL

Mulberry Grove will play Beecher City today at 4PM at home.


WEATHER

Saturday: Partly Cloudy 30% of Rain High: 89 Low: 68

Sunday: Partly Cloudy High: 88 Low: 65


PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROMO

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guest this week is Dr. Poonam Jain with the ITS Trail Committee in Staunton, IL. Ideas have been discussed about the possibility of constructing a bike trail from St. Louis to Chicago. Currently, there are several trails along the path that just aren't connected yet. Dr. Jain will talk about what the ITS Trail Committee's plans are on extending the existing trail, north to Benld. That's Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL 101.7FM


 

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