GREENVILLE REGIONAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT PARTNER TO OFFER TESTING
Greenville Regional Hospital and the Bond County Health department have partnered to provide glucose, cholesterol and PSA testing for reduced fees. Glucose and cholesterol testing will be performed jointly for $20. PSA testing will be offered for $20 as well. The Greenville Regional Hospital Laboratory will analyze the PSA blood samples.
The American Cancer Society recommends that men should receive the PSA test annually, beginning at age 50. Men at high risk should begin at age 45. Those who are high risk include African Americans and men who have a close relative who had prostate cancer, before the age of 65. Men at even higher risk, those with several close relatives with prostate cancer at an early age, should begin testing at age 40. PSA testing will be performed by a blood draw at the Bond County Health Department. For more details or to schedule an appointment, call 664-1442.
RAIN TOTALS FOR AUGUST
According to the city of Greenville rain gauges, the month of August brought in the least amount of precipitation so far this year. There were 1.15 inches of rain reported at the Waste Water Treatment Plant on Route 40, 1.38 inches at 6th Street, and 1.19 inches of rain at Route 140 and Idler Lane. The ten-year August average is 3.4 inches of rainfall.
During the Month of August, there were an average of five days that recorded rain between the three locations. The most rainfall ever seen in August was in 2000 with 6.43 inches reported
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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.
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GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GOLF
The Comets golf team lost a close match to Carlyle. The Comets shot a 171 while Carlyle shot a 168. Low scorer for the Comets was Jordan Wright with a 38.
GREENVILLE JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL
The Bluejays A team won three games over the Labor Day Weekend. The A team beat Southwest Piasa on Saturday 10-9, and they beat Breese 10-1. On Monday the A team also bet Effingham 18-3. The B team beat Effingham as well, with a score of 14-3. The A team record on the season is 14-1, and the B team record is 7-0.
GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER
The Comets soccer team won 4-1 over St. Anthony on Saturday. Jay Haberer had 2 goals and Dwight Sanders and Kyle Dannaman had one each.
DAVID A THACKER
David A. Thacker, age 50, son of Charles and Ada Nolte Thacker, husband of Vella, passed away suddenly at home in Ashdown, Ark of a massive heart attack.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home with Darryl Bolen officiating. Interment will follow in Mt.Auburn Cemetery with Full Military Honors. The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 pm Wednesday. For those who desire memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children or the American Diabetes Foundation.
David Allen Thacker, the son of Charles Allen and Ada Ann Nolte Thacker, was born on February 5, 1957 in Highland, Illinois. The family moved to Greenville in 1964 where David was raised and attended the public schools graduating from Greenville High School in 1975. He answered his countries call by joining the Navy that year and served for 8 years in Japan and Midway among other places. He returned to Greenville where he did drafting for a time. He was an over the road truckdriver for Buske, Reichman and Suzuke Trucking. He worked for SRT Trucking as driver and has been dispatcher for the past two years. He has lived in Ashdown, Arkansas since May 2007.
David and Vella Renee Rice were united in marriage on April 10, 1999 in Dublin, Texas and she survives. Also surviving are his parents of Greenville, two sons, Travis Scott Thacker of Corbin, KY, and Charles Allen Thacker of Uvalde, TX, two step children Robert Wayne Cross of and Crystal Michelle Cross of Stephensville, Texas, his brother Kevin D. (Jill) Thacker of rural Greenville and 6 grandchildren two of which he and Vella are raising Kelly age 9 and Katie age 7.
M. PAULINE FINK
M. Pauline Fink, age 94, of Reno, passed away Monday at Cardinal Hill Health Care. Funeral arrangements for 94 year-old M. Pauline Fink are pending at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.
GEORGE H. HERTZ
George H. Hertz, age 68, of Greenville, passed away Monday, September 3rd, at his home. Funeral services for 68 year-old George H. Hertz will be Friday, at 10:00 am at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at Young Funeral Home in Greenville. There will be a prayer service at 7:30 PM. Memorial contributions are suggested to Masses, The American Heritage Railroad Club or Bond County Hospice.
GARY W. WISE
Gary W. Wise, age 60, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Monday, September 3rd, at Fayette County Hospital. Funeral services for 60 year-old Gary W. Wise, will be Thursday, at 1:00 PM, at Young Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove. Interment will be in McInturff Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 5:00 - 8:00 at the funeral home.