9-28-2007




EVENTS AND CONGRATS THROUGHOUT UNIT 2 DISTRICT 

 

During the Unit 2 Board of Education meeting Monday night, district administrators presented their reports to board members. Greenville Junior High principal Gary Brauns congratulated the Bluejay's Baseball team on their sectional win this past weekend and their trip to State this Friday. He also congratulated 6th grader Grace Wilson for her being chosen as a dancer for the Nutcracker, to be performed at the Fox Theater. Sorento principal Bob Carpentar said he had challenged his students to surpass their ISAT scores from last year, which they did. Therefore, on October 2nd, he will spend the entire day on the roof of the school.

 

In other business, Unit 2 board members voted that the Application for Recognition of Schools be filed with the State Board of Education. They also approved overnight trips for the FFA, Girls' Varsity Basketball team, Bluejay's Baseball team and the Girls' Varsity Volleyball team. Resignations were accepted by Sheila Enloe, Food Service facility supervisor; Anne Langham, Sorento Volleyball coach; Dusty Wyant, Maintenance Department; Thomas Ackerman, Greenville Jr. High Volleyball coach and Arthur Worstell, bus driver.

 

In other personnel announcements, Greenville Jr. High teacher Jerry Moyer submitted his letter of retirement, effective at the end of the 2008-2009 school year. And High School teacher Sharon O'Boyle submitted her letter of resignation, effective June 2010. The next Unit 2 Board of Education meeting is Monday, October 15th, at 7PM.


NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

 

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Greenville Regional Hospital reminds all area women that annual screenings are crucial to the detection and treatment of breast cancer.  "Early detection is the key." said Mitzi Spainhour, X-Ray Technician at Greenville Regional.

 

Greenville Regional Hospital recently purchased a SecondLook system, enabling healthcare professionals to identify cancer and other life-threatening conditions earlier. Studies have shown that the SecondLook system is able to detect up to 68% of actionable missed cancers an average of 15 months earlier than screening mammography alone.  "The system assists radiologists in the early detection of breast cancer during a mammography exam, by marking suspicious areas for them to examine more closely." said Paul File, Greenville Regional Hospital Imaging Services Manager.

 

For more information on mammograms and the early detection of breast cancer, contact Greenville Regional Hospital at 664-1230, ext. 3350.

 


 

NATIONAL ROAD ASSOCIATION PROGRAM

 

The National Road Association will sponsor a program held at Nuby's Steakhouse, Wednesday, October 3rd. The evening begins with a social time at 6:30, followed by the program at 7:00 PM.  Local Historian Kevin Kaegy will be the featured speaker, sharing the story of southern Illinois gangster, Charlie Birger.  Birger was part of the gang who robbed the Pocahontas Bank on November 30, 1926.  Connie Richardson will also speak about the Shoal Creek Amusement Park, the forerunner to Nuby's. For more information about the program, contact John Goldsmith at: 618-234-5292.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

COMETS & MCDONALDS SANDWICH GIVEAWAY

Every time the Comets score a Touchdown this season, we are going to draw 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.




FRIDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

 

The Greenville Comets will host Hillsboro tonight.  The Comets are 6-0 so far this season.  The game can be heard live on WGEL Radio 101.7FM, game time is 7PM.

 

The Highland Bulldogs will travel to Civic Memorial tonight.  The Bulldogs game will be rebroadcast in its entirety following the Greenville Comets game. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

 

The Mulberry Grove Aces baseball team lost to Beecher City in the first round of the Conference tournament on Thursday, final score was 14-1. 

 

GREENVILLE JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL

 

The Lady Bluejays beat Carlinville 34-28 on Thursday.  Leading scorer for the Bluejays was Rachel Sponsler. 

 

GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

 

The Comets golf team continues its hot streak with a victory on Thursday over Roxana and Staunton.   The Comets shot a combined 155 to win by over 40 strokes.  Scott Eaton shot a team best one under par 35.  Scott's round included four straight birdies on holes 4 through seven.  This comes on the heels of the Comets victory in the Conference tournament earlier this week. 

 

GREENVILLE JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL

 

The Bluejays baseball team will play Manteno today at 10AM in the elite of the State Championship Tournament.  Tune to WGEL Radio for updates from the game.    


OBITUARIES

JOSEPH O. EMERY

 

Joseph O. Emery, 85, of Keyesport, passed away Wednesday, September 26th, at his residence.  Funeral services for 85 year-old Joseph O. Emery will be held Saturday at 10:30am at the Zieren-Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery in Tamalco.  Friends may call Friday from 6-8PM at the funeral home.  In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Centralia Humane Society.

 

Joseph is the husband of Florence Emery of Keyesport and the father of William Emery of Greenville.


WEATHER

Saturday: Sunny High: 84 Low: 52

Sunday: Sunny High: 82 Low: 50


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guests this week are Jim Romack and Jim Romack, Sr.  They're going to talk about a project they've been working on for the past year…a 1953 military Jeep.  They will discuss what the Willey's M-183 was used for during the Korean War and what the Jeep means to each of them today. That's Public Affairs, this Sunday, following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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