4-1-2008

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PRECIPITATION TOTALS FOR MARCH

 

Rain Man Rick has provided us with precipitation totals for Greenville for the month of March.  9.59 inches of rain were recorded at the Sewer Plant, 9.41 inches on 6th Street and 9.25 inches of rain at Idler Lane and Rt. 140.   All locations showed 2.25 inches of snow and 1 inch of sleet.  Greenville has received over 15 inches of rain and more than 17 inches of snow, so far in 2008.


OVER-THE-YEAR JOB GROWTH IN LOCAL AREAS

 

Since January of 2004, Illinois has added more new jobs than any other Midwest state. Industrial sectors showing employment gains include wholesale trade, retail trade, information, financial activities, educational and health services, professional and business services leisure and hospitality and government. Over the year, total payroll jobs grew during February in all metro areas of the state and the Illinois section of St. Louis, that includes Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair Counties, has had one of the largest percentage increases in total jobs at 1.6%. 

 

Unemployment rates in February 2008 have remained stable with an average of .1% increase compared to February 2007. Bond County had increase .3% to 6.8%, Clinton County has increased .2% to 7%, and Madison has decreased .1% to 6.2%.

 


 

JOB GROWTH AREAS OUTLINED AT SCIGA MEETING

 

The South Central Illinois Growth Alliance, or SCIGA, held their monthly meeting earlier this week at the Kaskaskia College campus in Vandalia. A presentation was given by Crossroads Executive Director, Jim McShane, about work trends in Southern Illinois. According to McShane, healthcare, trucking, warehousing and logistics are the growing job markets, and the average worker in Southern Illinois travels 50 miles to their job. 

 

 

It was also decided at the SCIGA meeting, that a second Economic Summit will be held on May 14th at the Kaskaskia College main campus in Centralia. 

 


 

WARNING AGAINST COSMETIC INJECTIONS BY UNLICENSED PERSONS

 

 

Dr. Damon T. Arnold, State Public Health Director, has issued a warning to consumers regarding cosmetic injections.  Two Illinois residents recently developed serious health complications after undergoing cosmetic injections by unlicensed persons in other states.  Dr. Arnold said, "People should only undergo cosmetic injections under the care of a licensed healthcare professional."  Anyone considering getting a cosmetic injection should verify that the person giving the injection is a licensed health care provider.  You can verify their status at www.IDFPR.com.

 


DRIVE SLOWER, SAVE LIVES AND MONEY

 

According to the Illinois State Police, if you drive slower you will save lives and money.  Depending on how far above the speed limit you drive, slowing down to the posted speed can save you between 10 and 50 percent on fuel costs, not to mention the savings of not getting a speeding ticket.  It's estimated that speeding related accidents cost Americans over 40 billion dollars annually, that breaks down to $144 per person.  The Illinois State Police remind everyone to slow down, save money and save lives. 


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

THE LIPIZZANER STALLIONS ARE ON THEIR 38TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR AND ARE COMING TO THE FAMILY ARENA IN ST. CHARLES ON SAT APRIL 5.

 TUNE IN AND LISTEN ON THURSDAY APRIL 3. WE’LL OPEN UP THE TICKET WINDOW. IF YOU’RE THE CORRECT CALLER YOU WILL WIN A FAMILY PACK OF 4 TICKETS TO SEE THE AMAZING DANCING WHITE STALLIONS.

 

IT’S THE WORLD FAMOUS LIPIZZANER STALLIONS ON THEIR WORLD TOUR AND COMING TO THE FAMILY ARENA SAT APRIL 5, LISTEN IN ON THURSDAY FOR YOUR CHANCE TO BE A TICKET WINNER.

 




SPORTS

 

In today's sports action the Greenville Comets baseball team takes on Nokomis in Greenville at 4:30 and Vandalia is at Mulberry Grove at 4:14.

 

The Comets High School girl's soccer team will play at 4:30 at East Alton-Wood River. Comets and JV girl's softball that was rained out last week has been rescheduled for today April 1st at Highland, at 4:15pm




OBITUARIES

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