4-15-2008

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RECALLED MALT-O-MEAL CEREALS

The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning families about possible salmonella poisoning from two types of recalled Malt-O-Meal cereal.

The affected Malt-O-Meal cereal includes the unsweetened puffed rice and unsweetened puffed wheat varieties with, best if used by dates, ranging from April 8th of this year to March 29th of 2009. Public Health spokesperson Melaney Arnold says they advise people not to eat this cereal because it might be contaminated with salmonella.

We spoke with a representative of the Greenville Capri IGA and they have pulled any possibly affected cereals off their shelves. 


2008 GERALD TURLEY AWARD RECIPIENT

 

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce has named Roger Riedemann the Gerald Turley award recipient for 2008.  The Gerald Turley Memorial award was created to honor citizens who have demonstrated personal sacrifice, involvement, innovation and community leadership to promote the ongoing success of Greenville.  Some of Riedemann’s important contributions include; his efforts to bring Carlisle Syn Tec and United Stationer’s to Greenville, being one of the founders of the Greater Greenville Development Corporation, leading the original fundraising efforts of the American Red Cross, and being one of the two Bond County representatives on the Southwestern Illinois Business Development Corporation. 

 

Roger Reiedemann will become the 15th recipient of the Gerald Turley Award on Thursday, May 8th during a reception at Mabry’s Restaurant.  The celebration will begin at 6:30pm.  If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by calling the Chamber at 664-9272.     


MORE NEIGHBOORS IN BOND COUNTY

 

According to the 2007 census estimates, the population of Bond County is growing, slowly.  The latest estimate puts Bond County at 18,103 residents.  That's 83 higher than the 2006 estimate, and around 500 more than the census of 2000.  A statewide look at census numbers shows Kendall County in Illinois is the fastest growing county in the USA.  The statewide census estimate shows Illinois has a population of 12.8 million with over 5.25 million living in Cook County.  The two largest counties in the WGEL listening area continue to be Madison and St. Clair Counties with over a quarter of a million residents in each county.     

 


AMERICAN AIRLINES PILOTS PROTEST AIRLINE'S POOR PERFORMANCE

 

Following the cancellations of many American Airline's Flights last week, hundreds of American Airlines pilots will demonstrate in nine major U.S. cities today, to call attention to the airline's poor performance and customer service.  American Airlines reportedly is ranked as having the worst on-time performance among network carriers.  Pilots are urging passengers to help them get management's attention to fix these problems.


ILLINOIS LOOKING TO SIDESTEP ELECTORIAL COLLEGE

 

Last week in Springfield, Governor Blagojevich signed legislation that would allow Illinois to sidestep the federal Presidential Electoral College, in an effort to ensure that the president is elected by a national popular vote.  The new law would allow a state to remove its votes from the college and dedicate them to the candidate who received the most popular votes.

 

Several other states would have to pass similar legislation in order for the law to take effect.  So far, Illinois is joined by Maryland and New Jersey.




SPORTS

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

 

The Comets will travel to Litchfield.

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

 

The Mulberry Grove Lady Aces will play at Vandalia.

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

 

The Comets will host Staunton

 

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

 

The Comets track team will be in Carlinville.

 

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

 

The Comets tennis team will host Hillsboro. 


RONALD PAUL KIOUS

 

46 year old Ronald Paul Kious, of Brownstown, formerly of Greenville, passed away Sunday the 13th at Fayette County Hospital.  Funeral services for 46 year old Ronald Kious will be Wednesday, April 16th, at 10 am, at the First Baptist Church in Brownstown.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 8:00 PM Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 - 10:00 AM, at the First Baptist Church in Brownstown.  Interment will be in Pilcher Cemetery with military honors.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, The First Baptist Church or the Brownstown Park District.  The Hohlt and File funeral home in Vandalia is in charge of the arrangements.  

 

 

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