11-07-2008

 




 

GREENVILLE SENIORS DIRECT SCAM TARGETS

 

Another scam is taking advantage of senior citizens, this time with a direct target on Greenville.  Anna Oestreich from the Greenville Senior Center explained there have been seniors calling the Bond County Senior Center saying someone has called them asking them to set up an appointment with them.  The caller allegedly says that Greenville Senior Center has asked them to call and go over plans to get them a better insurance rate. Anna said the Senior Center would never do anything like that.

 

Registration for Medicare Part D is coming up November 15th through December. Oesterich suggested the idea, this may be why these companies are targeting seniors now.

 

Oestreich advises seniors that if they would like to look and compare options on insurance plans, they can come into the Senior Center and they would be happy to offer that option. But the Senior Center does not ask insurance companies to call residents to sell things to them.


SENATOR WATSON WILL CONTINUE TO REPRESENT HIS DISTRICT

 

WGEL received word from the Greenville office that Senator Frank Watson announced Wednesday, he will be stepping down as Senate Minority Leader. Senator Watson will continue to represent his district. Frank Watson announced his decision while recovering from a stroke. His successor is yet to be determined. Again Frank Watson has decided to step down from the job of Senate Minority Leader which he has held since 2003, he will continue to represent his district.



GREENVILLE HOLDS BENEFIT FOR FORMER TEACHER

 

There will be a benefit for Paul Ranson Saturday, November 8th, at the VFW in Greenville, beginning at 6:30 PM.  A silent auction will run from 7:00 - 9:00 PM and you can enjoy 50s/60s music from 8:00 - midnight with DJ Jeff Leidel.  Tickets are available at Watson's Drug Store, Funderburk's 66 in Pocahontas and Journal News in Hillsboro.  For more information, call 664-2466.

 

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PARKINSON'S SEMINAR AT GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

 

The monthly Parkinson's Disease Support Group will meet Monday, November 10th, at 1:00 PM in the hospital's Community Room.  Physical Therapist Doug Merrell will present a program called "Activities to Help with Parkinson's."  The program will be ideal for caregivers, as well as family and friends of those with Parkinson's disease.  There is no charge and refreshments will be served.  Registration is not required, but to reserve a seat or for information, call 664-1230, ext. 3555.


VETERANS DAY BBQ TICKET GIVEAWAY

 

ON VETERANS DAY, TUESDAY NOV 11, THE GREENVILLE VFW WILL BE HAVING THEIR 15TH ANNUAL VETERANS DAY BBQ, AND WGEL WILL HAVE TICKETS TO GIVEAWAY.

 

LISTEN IN ON MONDAY, THE DAY BEFORE VETERANS DAY AND YOU COULD WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE DINNER.


OBITUARIES

HARRY E. ARNOLD

 

Harry E. Arnold, age 85, of Greenville, formerly of Mulberry Grove and Granite City, passed away Tuesday in Tennessee.  Funeral services for 85 year-old Harry Arnold will be Saturday, November 8th, at 3:00 PM at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will be in Mulberry Grove Cemetery with full military honors by American Legion Post 1180 of Mulberry Grove.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM Saturday until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the family.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - Partly cloudy, high 45, low 33

SUNDAY - Partly sunny, high 48, low 35


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News for Public Affairs.  Tom’s guest this week is Dr. Holbrook from Greenville Regional Hospital.  They’re topic is strokes.  They’ll discuss how to prevent, identify and react to a stroke.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio, 101.7FM.


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