2-13-2008



MULBERRY GROVE FIRE DEPARTMENT SUPPER AND AUCTION

 

The Mulberry Grove Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a soup supper and live auction in March.  WGEL spoke with firefighter Kevin Drake, about the event, who said that on March 1st, dinner will start at 3PM with a live auction beginning at 5PM. 

 

Items up for bid include a wide variety of outdoor items like a Kubota Gator, ladder system, jerky making kits and many more.  One of the biggest items is a 2008 Toyota Tacoma 4-Door, 4 wheel drive.  On February 23rd, starting at noon, at the firehouse, there will be a ride and drive so you can come out and test the vehicle.  You can also see all of the items that will be up for bid on March 1st.

 

For a list of items, updated every couple of days, directions to the firehouse, or any questions you may have, visit www.MGFPD.DesignsByArt.com.

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AIRPLANE GOES DOWN

 

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's office, a small plane crashed North of Litchfield, Friday afternoon. The plane was located, upside down in a field, near the intersection of Rugby Trail and Honey Bend Avenue. It is suspected that it struck nearby power lines. The pilot, Tyler Naramore, age 19, of Bethalto, was not injured. The passenger, Roger Eddy, age 29, of Troy, Missouri was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, for what was believed to be minor injuries. The Federal Aviation Administration responded to the crash site and is investigating.

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GOVERNOR PUSHES FUTUREGEN PROJECT

 

At last it seems there is something on which the governor and others in Illinois, can agree, that the clean-coal energy plant should be built in Mattoon, Illinois as planned.  Blagojevich Administration officials have just concluded a two-day meeting in Mattoon, with members of the FutureGen Alliance Board of Directors. Supporting the project, Governor Blagojevich sent a letter to Congressman John Dingle, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, urging him to stand by the FutureGen project and proceed with plans to bring FutureGen to Illinois.  Members of the FutureGen Alliance vowed to continue working with the State of Illinois and are still committed to building the plant in Mattoon.  Jack Lavin, director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity said, "We urge President Bush, who initiated FutureGen in 2003, to stand by the project and move it forward."


NEW NAME FOR GREENVILLE REGIONAL BEVHAVIORAL HEALTH UNIT

 

Greenville Regional Hospital is announcing a small name change for their in-patient mental health services, for adults.  That department will now be called the Senior Behavioral Health Unit.  It was previously called the Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit, but according to Program Manager Julie Womack, the term geriatric just doesn't apply to people in their 50's or older, anymore.

 

The program is entering its fourth year of service for adults who suffer from behavioral health problems such as depression, memory loss, anxiety or confused thinking.  Patients receive a comprehensive medical and psychological evaluation.  For more information, call 664-2240.

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WEST VIRGINIA MAN SENTENCED IN GREENVILLE PHARMACY BURGLARY

 

A West Virginia man was recently sentenced in U.S. District Court, in regards to dozens of burglaries to pharmacies, in towns, including Greenville, throughout several states. 40 year-old Leamon A. Hatfield was sentenced to 38 months for Conspiracy to Unlawfully Enter Pharmacies to Steal Controlled Substances.

 

According to evidence collected, Hatfield and at least four co-defendants committed approximately 40 burglaries, in at least 10 states, between 2001 and 2004.  The total value, of all controlled substances stolen, was around $250,000.  All of the co-defendants, Sheila Acklin, Joseph Fuston, Pamela Hatfield and Connie Sue Stevens, have been found guilty as well. Stevens will be the last to be sentenced.


VIRUS SENT THROUGH VALENTINE’S DAY E-CARDS

With Valentine’s Day coming up, be wary of e-mails received from unknown senders advertising an electronic greeting card link.  The Storm Worm Virus has been spread, on various holidays in the last year, using this technique.  Once a user clicks on the link, malicious software is downloaded to the computer and causes it to become infected.  Once infected, your computer becomes part of the Storm Worm botnet.  A botnet is a network, of infected machines, that is controlled by one user and often is used to facilitate criminal activity.  The Internet Crime Complaint Center urges anyone who has received this, or a similar e-mail, to report it at www.ic3.gov


CHILI SUPPER GIVEAWAY..

 

Everyone loves a good bowl of chili, and the Greenville High School Music Boosters make very good chili. This coming Friday, the Music Boosters are hosting their chili supper in the high school cafeteria, and WGEL has tickets to give away.  This Thursday, be the correct caller and you could win 2 tickets to the supper.

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OBITUARIES

LESTER SKIP ROYER JR.

 

50 year-old Lester Skip Royer Jr., of Hannibal, Missouri, passed away Sunday February 10th, at his home.  Funeral services, for 50 year-old Lester Skip Royer Jr., will be Friday, at 2PM, at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will follow in the Campground Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM Friday, at the Funeral home.  Lester has many family members in the Bond County area.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 


JOHN WM "TOBY" KNOTT

 

73 year-old John "Toby" Knott, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Sunday at his residence.  Services, for 73 year-old  John "Toby" Knott, will be held Thursday Feb. 14th, at the Pittsburg Free Methodist Church, at 4PM.  The Hohlt and File Funeral Home, in Vandalia, is in charge of the arrangements.    Memorials may be made to the family or the Pittsburg Free Methodist Church. 


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