8-29-2007



LOCAL AMVETS POST GET VISIT FROM STATE COMMANDER

 

This past Tuesday, August 21st, the local AMVET post had a surprise visit from the Illinois Department of AMVETS. Commander Ed Wright made the trip from Jacksonville, IL, to make a special presentation to AMVET Post 140 member Jerry Hohlt, who was recently awarded the Illinois Outstanding AMVET of the Year.  Jerry was cited for his inspirational participation in post activities, by overlooking his handicaps to be involved in parades, cook outs, displaying the Avenue of Flags and other activities. 

 

It was noted that Hohlt's perseverance and determination is an inspiration to AMVET members and the organization.  After the meeting, Commander Wright was escorted to the court house lawn to visit the Veteran's Memorial.


SILO AND FIELD FIRES TUESDAY AFTERNOON

 

Around 11:24am Tuesday morning, the Keyesport Fire District was called to a Silo on fire, on Beaver Creek Trail.  A short time later, the Greenville Fire District was requested for mutual aid.

 

Then at 12:13PM this Tuesday afternoon, Keyesport, Greenville and Wheatfield firefighters were called to a corn field on fire on Emerald Road, two miles east of Route 127.  Greenville firefighters reported between 70-80 acres of corn that was on fire. All departments were on scene for nearly two hours.


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CRIME STOPPER PROGRAM IS PROVING SUCCESSFUL 

 

Recently, the Illinois State Crime Stoppers Association had their annual meeting and conference in Carlinville.The crime stopper program, gives individuals the chance to report information related to a crime, anonymously. Callers are assigned a code number when they place their call, and at no time are they required to provide their name. There also is eligibility for a cash reward if the information given leads to the arrest and filing of criminal charges against a suspect.

 

Year to date statistics for the program showcases it's success. So far in 2007, 738 cases have been solved, 459 arrests made, the property recovered totals over $465 thousand dollars,  and $57,000 in rewards have been paid.

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PAINT OUR TOWN PURPLE THIS WEEKEND

 

This Saturday, September 1st, the City of Greenville will be painted purple, thanks to the efforts of volunteers from the American Cancer Society's annual "Relay For Life".  The community campout against cancer will be held September 14th, at the Bond County Fairgrounds.  This weekend, however, towns, schools and businesses throughout the country will participate in the "Paint Our Town Purple" event.

 

Everyone is invited to join the fun and encourage participants to spread hope in the community.  According to the Relay For Life committee, there are plenty of ways to paint the town that includes displaying a purple sign in your front yard, decorating your front entrance with purple balloons and tying purple ribbons around trees in your neighborhood.  For more information, contact Susan Drake at 664-9598.


GREENVILLE REGIONAL TO PRESENT DIABETES UPDATE SEMINAR

 

The Greenville Regional Hospital Education Department will present its annual Diabetes Update Seminar on Thursday, September 6th at 6PM in the Hospital's Community Room.  Carol Schlitt, nutrition educator with the U of I Extension, will present a program called, "The Flack About Trans Fat".  The presentation will highlight the unhealthy aspects of trans fats and how it relates to diabetes, according to Lisa Ketchum, RN.  A question and answer session will follow the program.

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control, and the American Diabetes Association, 17 million Americans currently have diabetes.  One in three Americans born in 2000 will develop diabetes during their lifetime.  The global incidence of diabetes is projected to nearly double to 20 million by the year 2025.

 

For more details on the Diabetes Update Seminar, contact the Greenville Regional Hospital at 664-1230 ext. 3551.

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LIHEAP APPOINTMENTS TO BE MADE IN SEPTEMBER

 

The BCMW Community Services has announced that the Low-Income Home Energy Program (LIHEAP) will begin making appointments on September 4th, for the 2008 program.  Only households with adults over the age of 60 or those with a disabled individual are eligible to receive an appointment.  Those who have already received a cooling benefit, will not need to reapply, as those applications have rolled over.

 

November 1st will be the call-in deadline for other households.  Eligibility is determined by providing a 30-day proof of income.  The new income guidelines range from $1,700 for a household of two, through $4,321 for a household of eight.  For more information, contact BCMW at 532-7386.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

COMETS & MCDONALDS SANDWICH GIVEAWAY

Every time the Comets score a Touchdown this season, we are going to drawn another winner of a free sandwich from your hometown Greenville McDonalds. Cheer on the Comets and get your name in the registration box, out at McDonalds. The next Touchdown could mean a free sandwich for you. Employees of McDonalds and WGEL are not eligible. No purchase necessary to register.

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WEDNESDAY SPORTS

 

GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

The Comets team took second place in a three-way match on Tuesday.  The Comets shot a combined 166 while Freeburg shot a 167 and Belleville West shot a match best, 153.  Jordan Wright was the low shooter of the team with a 39.  The Lady Comets golf team took fourth place in a match with Staunton, Pana and Roxana. 

The Lady Comets team will be in action on Wednesday at Litchfield against Staunton, East Alton Wood River and Litchfield; while the Comets will travel to Granite City to face Edwardsville, Triad and Granite City.

 

MULBERRY GROVE JUNIOR HIGH SPORTS

The Mulberry Grove Junior High baseball team will play St. Elmo at home today.  The Mulberry Grove Junior High softball team will also host St. Elmo today. 




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