5-01-2008

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HOGUE HALL'S FUTURE

 

In an e-mail sent to WGEL, Greenville College President Jim Mannoia shared news of a meeting of the Hogue Hall Task Force charged with making a recommendation as to whether to renovate the 150 year-old Hogue Hall, on the college campus, or to replace the building. It was the unanimous decision of the group to recommend to the trustees, in May, to replace the building. The cost of replacing the building is less than rehabbing the old structure and would result in a more user-friendly facility. Mannoia added,  "It was a weighty decision that none of us takes lightly."


CARLYLE LAKE IS RETURNING TO NORMAL AFTER FLOODING

 

With spring and warmer weather comes the hope for outdoor fun.  This years flooding took its toll on Carlyle Lake, but things are getting back to normal and more facilities are opening to the public.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has opened many campsites including Dam West, McNair and Boulder Campgrounds.  Two more sites are expected to open on Thursday May 1st.  Eldon Hazlet State Park is also open for camping.  Some boat ramps are open while others remain closed.  The open ones are at Keyesport, Dam West and East, Coles Creek and Boulder, while Peppehorst, Patoka, Tamalco and General Dean Boat ramps remain closed.  The lake is still around five feet above normal level, but as it recedes, more repairs can be made.   


FIRST RECYCLING COMMITTEE MEETING WAS HELD AT COURTHOUSE

 

Tuesday night was the first meeting of the Recycling Committee for Bond County.  There are nine committee members on the board with residents from Greenville, Pocahontas and Sorento.  Everyone brings various backgrounds related to recycling from a Bio Mass Economist to a stay-at-home mother to a college professor, just to name a few.

 

Committee members elected Linda Peters Chairman, Carolyn Peterson Vice-Chairman and Corky Hutchinson Secretary.  It was then agreed to meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM, at the courthouse.  Various ideas were passed around on where the committee needs to focus until money can be spent during the next fiscal year, which begins December 1st.  The consensus was that more education, on recycling, needs to be available to the community.

 

Also present at the meeting was David Doty with Doty Sanitation who announced that he had bought a new recycling bin, which will soon replace the current bin in Greenville.  The next Recycling Committee meeting will be May 27th, at 7:30 PM.

 


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VEHICLE FIRE ON AIRPORT ROAD

 

Greenville fireman were called to 1355 Airport Road Wednesday afternoong at 1:02 on the report of a truck on fire.  The owner reported seeing flames coming from the grill of the truck. No determination as been made as to how the fire started.  Firefighters were on the scene just over half an hour.   


Zoning Board of Appeals

 

The Greenville Zoning Board of Appeals met Tuesday night and recommended several variances for city council consideration. One variance request dealt with combining one lot to the back of two adjacent lots and the desire to build a shed on that property in Oak Hill Estates. The second variance was for an addition to an existing home on east Washington Street.


SPORTS

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

 

The Lady Comets lost in extra innings yesterday 2-1 to Pana.  The lost ended a fantastic run of consecutive conference victories for the Lady Comets; prior to yesterday they had won 26 conference games in a row. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

 

The Varsity and JV Comets will host Altamont.

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

 

The Lady Comets will host Hillsboro.

 

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

 

The Lady Comets tennis team will play at Mascoutah.

 

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

 

The Comets team will host a four school meet at Greenville College.


OBITUARIES

RICHARD H. BEVILL

 

Richard H. Bevill, age 81, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Tuesday, April 22nd, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, MO.  Graveside memorial services for 81 year-old Richard H. Bevill will be Saturday at 1:00 PM at the Mulberry Grove Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to American Legion Post 1180.  The Young Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove is handling the arrangements.


JOHN T. STEINER

 

John T. Steiner, age 85, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Wednesday at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.  Funeral services for 85 year-old John T. Steiner will be Saturday at 10:00 am at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville.  Burial will be in Maxey Cemetery in rural Smithboro.  Friends may call Friday from 5-8 PM at the Young Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove.  Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children's Hospital. 


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