1-25-2008



DR. JOSE DIAZ JOINS GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

 

Dr. Jose Diaz and the Greenville Regional Hospital reached a collaborative agreement, effective January 1st, which placed Dr. Diaz’s practice under the hospital’s management.  Daily management activities, that the hospital will now assume, include scheduling appointments and billing. Diaz will continue to provide surgical services, for Greenville and the surrounding area, without interruption. 

 

Previously, Diaz’s practice was split between Greenville and Highland. Now his primary practice and base will be at Greenville Regional Hospital, but both Diaz and the hospital’s president and CEO Jim Hayes, have indicated that they plan to continue surgical coverage for Diaz’s Highland patients by providing a clinic in Highland for general surgery, one afternoon a week. 


PHASE ONE OF TRAVELING WALL PROJECT COMPLETE

 

The members of the Traveling Wall Committee have been working diligently to bring the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Traveling Wall to Bond County and the first phase of the project has been completed.  The coordinators, for the location of The Wall, have been working with the Bond County Fair Board and they have found a suitable location.  Now they will focus on creating the layout for the site.  The coordinators of the motor cycle escort are beginning to contact different groups for the ride and will be coordinating the starting place for the ride, as well as the reception that will follow. 

 

Much more work still needs to done and more funds still need to be raised in order to complete the project.  Those who wish to make contributions to the event should make checks payable to the Bond County Veterans Memorial and in the memo section, write Traveling Wall.  For more information call 664-1976.  


SENTENCINGS IN FAYETTE COUNTY METH CASE

 

Randy A. Brown, age 50, of Ramsey and Jackie Gay Richards, age 35, of Shobonier, were sentenced Friday, January 18, for their role in a Conspiracy to Manufacture, Distribute, and Possess, with Intent to Distribute, Methamphetamine.  Randy A. Brown was sentenced to 147 months imprisonment and 5 years supervised release.  He was also ordered to pay a $425.00 fine and $2,812.00 restitution to the Drug Enforcement Administration for expenses to clean up a meth lab at his home.  Jackie G. Richards was sentenced to 87 months imprisonment and 3 years supervised release.  She was also ordered to pay a $750.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment.

 

Three co-defendants have previously pleaded guilty in the case and are awaiting sentencing.  Trial on the remaining defendants is set for April 21, 2008.

MYSPACE SAFETY AGREEMENT

 

Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office has confirmed that, in Illinois, 1,738 MySpace profiles were created by registered sex offenders.  After nearly two years of discussions about safety changes between MySpace and attorneys general, MySpace has entered into an agreement with Madigan and 48 other states, plus the District of Columbia, to take significant actions to help protect children on its web site. As part of the agreement, MySpace will create a broad-based task force to work on creating online identity authentication tools that will help to identify the age and identity of its members.  The force will issue a formal report to the attorneys general with findings and recommendations at the end of 2008. 

 

According to the agreement, MySpace will also create a registry of e-mail addresses provided by parents who want to prevent their children from accessing the web site, make the default setting “private” for profiles of those under 18, respond to inappropriate content complaints within 72 hours, and provide a method of reporting abuse on every page containing content. 

 


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

VFW Post 1377 in Greenville is having a fish fry Sunday January 27th

and WGEL has tickets to give away.  Be listening this Today 

be the correct caller, and you could win two tickets to the

fish fry. The menu includes fish, chips, slaw and dessert.

More chances to win from WGEL




SPORTS FOR FRIDAY

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

 

The Comets basketball team will play at Hillsboro Friday, and you can hear the game live here on WGEL Radio. 

 

The Mulberry Grove Aces will play at Bunker Hill. 


OBITUARIES

ROBERT L. BRUBAKER SR.

Robert L. Brubaker Sr. age 79 formally of Greenville passed away January 20th in Dade City, Florida. Funeral services will be held today at 2PM at the First Presbyterian Church in Dade City.

 

NORMA ROSE KESMAN

Norma Rose Kesman, 66, of Pocahontas, passed away Tuesday at Highland Healthcare Center.  Funeral services, for Norma Kesman, will be Saturday, at 10:30am, at the Meridith Funeral home in Pocahontas.  Visitation will be Friday, from 4-8PM, and Saturday, from 8am till time of service, at the Funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Liver Foundation.

 

FLOSSIE SEIDEL

Flossie Seidel, age 97, of Elkville, formerly of Sorento, passed away Wednesday, at Fair Acres, in DuQuion.  Funeral services for 97 year-old Flossie Seidel will be Saturday, at 11:00 am, at the Perfetti Funeral Home, in Sorento.  Burial will follow at Reno Bethel Cemetery.  Friends may call on Saturday, one hour prior to service time, at the funeral home.

 

WARREN SCHAUFELBURGER

Warren Schaufelburger, age 87, of Greenville, passed away Thursday at his home.  Funeral arrangements for 87 year-old Warren Schaufelburger are incomplete at this time at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.

 


WEATHER

Saturday - Partly cloudy and warmer, high in the low 40's, low in the mid 20's

Sunday - Sunny with a high of 47


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guests this week are Bob Lindberg, Debbie Nichols and Daylin Ward with Fayco.  Bob, Debbie and Daylin will talk to us about what Fayco is, what services and programs are offered at Fayco and how it's been helping hundreds of people for several decades. That's Public Affairs, this Sunday, following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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