4-4-2008

 




 

DRIVER OF STOLEN CAR STEALS GAS

 

The driver of a stolen car stole gas Wednesday from a local station.

Greenville Police were notified by employees of CC Food-mart, Wednesday morning, at 8:37 am, that a white male in a Red Firebird had pumped $19.00 in gas and had failed to pay.  Upon investigation, it was found that the car had been stolen from Florida.  It was last seen westbound on I-70, traveling at a high rate of speed.


FIRST CATTLE SALE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP BIG SUCCESS

 

The first Wednesday cattle sale, at Greenville Livestock Auctions Incorporated, turned out to be a big one. Shanina Hugo told WGEL, approximately 1,460 head were sold including 125 Slaughter Cows and Bulls, 865 Feeders and 450 Fat Cattle.  The next sale will be Wednesday April 9th, at Greenville Livestock Auctions, on Route 127 just South of Greenville.


MAN SENTECED IN METHANPHETMINE CASE

 

Ronald L. Seagraves, age 36, formerly of Troy, Illinois, was sentenced recently in federal court for his roll in a methamphetamine conspiracy.  Seagraves pled guilty to conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and posses, with intent to distribute, 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, and possession of products with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.  According to the Southern District of Illinois United States Attorney's office, Seagraves was sentenced to 262 months in prison and ten years of supervised release; and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $3,579 to the Drug Enforcement Administration, for the clean up needed after the manufacture of methamphetamine. 



ILLINOIS DONATES EYEGLASSES

 

Recently, the state of Illinois donated 2,027 pairs of eyeglasses to the Lions Clubs of Illinois, to be distributed to needy persons around the world.  The eyeglasses were collected from "lost and found" departments at Illinois airports.  These unclaimed glasses are cleaned, repaired, classified by prescription and then distributed.  Lions Clubs of Illinois have sent more than 3 million pairs of eyeglasses around the world.  To find out where you can donate used prescription eyeglasses, call 1-217-555-1111.





SPORTS ON FRIDAY

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

 

The Mulberry Grove Lady Aces will play Saturday at Duquoin. 

 

The Lady Comets will play at Staunton on Friday and host Granite City on Saturday.

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

 

The Comets are scheduled to host Staunton on Friday and Lincolnwood on Saturday. 


OBITUARIES

MAURICE "MAURIE" G. WALKER

 

MAURICE "MAURIE" G. WALKER, 70 years old of Fillmore, passed away on Wednesday at the Montgomery Nursing and Rehab Center in Hillsboro.  Funeral services for MAURICE "MAURIE" G. WALKER will be Saturday at 10am at the Fillmore Baptist Church.  Friends may call Friday from 5-8PM at the Miller Funeral Home in Fillmore and 1 hour prior to service time on Saturday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the activity fund at the Montgomery Nursing and Rehab Center and the Baptist Children's Home in Carmi Illinois. 


WEATHER

Saturday: Sunny and Clear High: 62 Low: 41

Sunday: Partly Cloudy High: 67 Low: 40


PUBLIC AFFAIRS FOR APRIL 6TH

 

Join us this Sunday for Public Affairs on WGEL Radio.  Our guest this week will be Jim Kramper, Warning Co-ordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in St. Louis.  Jim will talk about the difference between a watch and a warning and storm safety here in the Midwest.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL Radio. 


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