9-7-2007



BOND COUNTY HEALTH BOARD MEETS WITH MASTER PLANNER

 

Dennis Calbert, from Korte Company, met with members of the Bond County Health Board, Wednesday evening, for a discussion centering on the Master Plan for the health department’s  new facility site.

 

It was determined that the first step to move forward in the development , would be to contact the other entities originally approached,  and ask for a firm yes or no as to their interest in developing something on the site.  All of these had been invited to the Wednesday night meeting, but Anna Oestreich from the Bond County Senior Center was the only extra organization represented at the meeting. Anna said she felt the senior center has a definite interest in the site and thought it would be a good fit with the health department, but money would be an issue.

 

Mr. Calbert said the legal and topographical surveys are being done and should be available in a few weeks. The topographical survey will be very important because it ties in with storm drainage for the entire development and thus can determine the location of the new facility. 

 

Health Department Director, Maxine Barth, said she felt the new facility would need at least 20 thousand square feet, with an additional 5,000 square feet for a basement.  The Senior Center would need about 10,000 square feet. With a rough idea of building cost, the estimated expense of a new facility would be about three million dollars for the health department and add another million and a half, if done in combination with the senior center. The possibility of having a walking trail on site was also discussed.

 

The next meeting with Mr. Calbert is set for Wednesday, October 3rd.


GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL TAKES A NEW LOOK AT X-RAYS

 

Starting here in September, all x-rays taken at Greenville Regional Hospital are available digitally.  The PACS system, which stands for Picture Archive and Communication System, is now up and running at Greenville Regional Hospital.  The PACS system will allow x-rays to be viewed in a nearly real-time basis.  Patients will also be able to have CDs or DVDs containing their x-rays.  The Hospital also has mobile carts that work as viewing stations in the Operating room, the Emergency room and in the clinics.  These mobile carts will allow quicker displaying of images to the physicians, nurses and specialists.  As well, the images can be sent over the internet for further examination, and in some cases to specialists.

 

The new system came with a price tag of $250,000, including two different servers.  The Servers will be kept apart from one another, to guard against loss from fire or other natural disasters and a hard copy back up is made everyday to safeguard records.  The PACS systems are also protected against Viruses and Hackers to safeguard patients’ medical information.


NEW ENTRANCE AT GREENVILLE ELEMENTARY

 

It's been over two weeks since the start of the school year for area students.  Greenville Elementary Principal Scott Paisley talks about some of the changes that occurred in his building over the summer. He said that it has always been a challenge for parents to walk into the school and figure out where the office is located.  The mezzanine design is a nice one, but makes it hard to figure out where to enter the upper level in the center of the school.  New this year is a receptionist area at the old Kindergarten door.  And that south parking lot is now 80% open for parents and visitors to the school.

 

The door at the new reception area is now the main entrance to the Elementary School. Paisley said the Back to School Night, that they held a week before school started, allowed everyone to become aware of the changes. He said it will take parents and students a little time to get used to, but believes it's been working great and will continue to do so. 

 

And with the school year in full swing, students and faculty will begin preparing for this months upcoming NASA Family Night on the 25th.


ACCIDENT THURSDAY MORNING ON MILL HILL

 

Greenville Police responded to an accident early Thursday morning around, 6:55AM, at the bottom of Mill Hill.  According to the report, the driver of a 1988 Isuzu was stopped at the intersection of Mill Hill and Route 127/140 when a 2000 Ford Taurus, heading eastbound, slid into the vehicle.  The driver of the Taurus said he thought the other vehicle was getting ready to pull out in front of him, therefore he applied his brakes and slid on the wet pavement.  Damage to both vehicles were over $500.


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.




FRIDAY SPORTS

 

GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

The Comets Soccer team defeated Roxana 1-0 on Thursday.  The Comets goal was scored with three minutes remaining in the game by Jay Haberer. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

The Comets Varsity football team will play at Carlinville today at 7PM; you can hear the game live on WGEL Radio 101.7FM.  The Junior Varsity game scheduled for Monday has been cancelled. 

 

The Highland Bulldogs Varsity football team will host Centralia tonight; you can hear a tape-delayed broadcast of this match following the Comets game. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

The Comets golf team lost to Vandalia on Thursday.  The Comets shot a combined 169; the Comets low scorer was Scott Eaton with a 40.  The Lady Comets golf match scheduled for Monday has been cancelled. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

The Greenville Lady Comets will play at Brownstown today. 

 

GREENVILLE JUNIOR HIGH

The Bluejays baseball and softball teams will be in action today.  The baseball team will travel to Collinsville; while the Lady Bluejays softball team will host Beecher City. 


OBITUARIES

None to Report


WEATHER

Saturday: Partly Cloudy 80% of Rain High: 85 Low: 62

Sunday: Cloudy 60% of Rain High: 87 Low: 65


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guests this week are Peter and Nancy Royer Green with the Bond County Relay for Life coming up September 14th. Peter and Nancy will talk about what the Relay is, what type of activities will be going on throughout the night and how the Relay helps those who have been diagnosed with cancer. That's Public Affairs this Sunday, following our noon Bond County Area News, here on WGEL.


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