8-30-2007

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THE CIRCUS IS COMING TO TOWN

 

This weekend, you'll have the chance to see a variety of animals and amazing people because, the circus is coming to town this Saturday.  Skeeter the Clown, from the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus stopped by the WGEL studio to invite the kids to watch the action on circus morning.  Skeeter said that the best time to see the animals out of the ring and meet the circus people is the morning of the shows. There will be elephants and tigers and many more animals involved in both shows.

 

This weekend's circus is sponsored by the Greenville Kiwanis Club and will be held at the Bond County Fairgrounds.  There are two performances...one at 2PM and the other at 4:30PM.  You can buy tickets in advance at Watson's Drug Store or CVS Pharmacy.  For more information visit www.CMCircus.com


BARN FIRE IN SORENTO WEDNESDAY

 

The Shoal Creek Fire District was called to a barn fire on Palm Avenue, in Sorento, this Wednesday morning at 10:17am.  Mutual aid was then requested from the Pocahontas-Old Ripley and New Douglas Fire Districts.  Firefighters were on scene for nearly three hours.  There's no word yet on the amount of damages to the property.


WHAT DOES THE NEW RATE RELIEF PACKAGE MEAN FOR CONSUMER?

 

As everyone knows, the Governor signed the Rate Relief package after months of skyrocketing utility bills for electric customers.  Various legislators have different opinions on the package.  Representative Dan Beiser believes that local residents can finally get some relief as Senate Bill 1592 could provide rebates, returning 40-70% of the rate increase paid since January.  Customers should also receive credits until 2010, offsetting a portion of the rate increase.  The bill also establishes the Illinois Power Agency to create and maintain a reliable public power system.

 

Representative Ron Stephens has a different take on the legislation and opposed it, hoping the Governor would veto it.  Stephens believes the bill will not provide substantial relief to consumers as the package will only give back 11 cents on the dollar to Ameren customers…most who have seen their bills go up by hundreds of dollars.

 

SB 1592 provides around $1 billion in rebates and credits over a four-year period.  The most will be seen during the first year.  However, power generators will make $9.6 billion dollars over four years as a result of the increases, according to Stephens.  He was encouraged, however, by the news that the Governor will propose additional legislation to address the shortcomings.


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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS LEADERSHIP CONVENTION

 

Teens who will not be 19 by September 1, 2007, who want to be ready for their futures, can check out the first ever Southern Illinois Leadership Convention, sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension.  The theme for the event is, "Ahoy! A New World of Leadership."

 

This Leadership Event will be October 6-8, 2007 at Touch of Nature Environmental Center just south of Carbondale.  Activities include; workshops on career exploration, program planning, and appreciating diversity; dances, a mystery theater, and great speakers such as Curt Jones, the founder of Dippin' Dots Ice Cream.

 

For more details, call the U of I Extension Office at 664-3665.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR...

THE WHEEL OF MEAT

Every Friday, WGEL will spin the wheel of meat for one lucky listener. At 6:45 each Friday morning we will randomly pick a name from our Friday Cash Call Registration Book, and that listener will have 9 minutes to call us here at WGEL. After those nine minutes if that person has not called, we will open up the WGEL phone lines and give everyone a chance to play. If you want to get registered in our Friday cash call book, just visit any WGEL live remote and sign up. You can also stop in at the radio station to sign up.

THE WHEEL OF MEAT….. FRIDAY MORNINGS …..YOUR CHANCE TO SPIN AND WIN


THURSDAY SPORTS

 

GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

 

The Comets team shot a combined 169 to take third place on Wednesday.  Edwardsville High School won the match with a score of 149.  Low shooter for the Comets was Tyler Neese with a 39.  The Lady Comets took third place in a four-way match, and shot a combined 230.  The Lady Comets will play today at Alton High School. 

 

GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE

 

The Lady Comets tennis team will play today at home against Teutopolis.

 

The Lady Comets volleyball teams will be in action at Roxana.

 

The Comets soccer team will host Teutopolis.

 

The freshman football Jamboree will be held today at 6PM in Greenville. 

 

GREENVILLE JUNIOR HIGH

 

The Bluejays baseball team will play today against Staunton Middle School at Staunton. 

 

MULBERRY GROVE JUNIOR AND HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

 

The Mulberry Grove High School Aces baseball team will play today at home against Teutopolis. 

 

The Mulberry Grove High School Lady Aces Volleyball team will kick off their season today at Beecher City.

 

In Mulberry Grove Junior High sports, the Softball team will be in action at Highland St. Paul today, and the baseball team will also be playing at St. Paul’s. 


OBITUARIES

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