5-19-2008

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GREENVILLE NATIVE WINS FIRST PLACE IN USGA US OPEN REGIONAL QUALIFIER

 

Wet and windy conditions couldn't stop Greenville native son, Kyle Vasel, from a first place tie in a regional qualifying tournament for the US Open at Gateway National Golf Links, in Madison Illinois.  Vasel shot an even par 71 to share first place with Matthew Rosenfeld. They beat their closet competition by three strokes.  The win propels Vasel to the Sectional Round of Qualifying play.  Vasel will play in the Boone Valey Sectional on June 2nd.  The Sectional round is 36 holes in one day.  Vasel has played the Boone Valey course once before. 


2 HOUR PARKING NOW FOR DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE

 

At the most recent Greenville City Council meeting, council members voted to purchase a lot on the north-east side of College and 4th Streets for additional parking for the downtown area.  Also approved was the extension of the downtown parking time limits.  There will now be 2 hour parking, instead of 90 minutes.  The council might also look into graduated fees for repeat offenders issued parking tickets.

 

In other business, the Greenville City Council approved June 7th as Paint Our Town Purple Day, in recognition of the Relay For Life being held June 20th. An intergovernmental agreement between the city and Bond County was approved by council members in regards to the issuance of building permits and jurisdictional zoning responsibilities over construction within 1-½ miles of the city limits.  The agreement will now go before the County Board.

 

The Greenville City Council passed an exception to the 5,000 pound weight limit on Idler Lane to exclude agricultural vehicles with flotation tires.  Other items approved included the consent agenda, funding for the Bond County Antique Machinery Club and MFT Road Program bids.

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UTLAUT MEMORIAL FOUNDATION HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING

 

The Utlaut Memorial Foundation gathered for the 2007 annual meeting recently, at the Greenville College Armington Center, with the theme "A Rich Tradition…A Bright Future."  Dr. Boyd A. McCracken was recognized for 26 years for service to the foundation.  Guest speakers included past and current recipients of the Viola Thompson scholarship, providing financial assistance to area residents pursuing careers in the medical field.  For information on the Utlaut Memorial Foundation, contact Ryan Mifflin at 664-1230, ext. 3006.

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GREENVILLE COLLEGE CHOIR TOURS EASTERN EUROPE

 

During Spring Break, March 13-24, the Greenville College Choir toured Hungary, Romania, and Austria, in Eastern Europe.  The trip, which had been four years in the planning, afforded choir members and college leaders and professors the opportunity to perform in magnificent concert halls and minister to countless people.  During the trip there were many memorable experiences, including singing with a world-renown Hungarian choir, meeting missionaries and church elders, and visiting an orphanage in Hungary.  The choir performed spontaneously at St. Stephen's Basilica in Vienna and Dulles International Airport in Washington, D. C.

 

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ILLINOIS SELECTED TO DEVELOP MILITARY FAMILY ASSISTANCE PLAN

 

Illinois is one of 20 states selected by Congress to develop a new Military Family Assistance Plan.  The primary focus of this new program is to bring family services to families who do not live near a military installation and who might otherwise be unable to access the much needed support.  This new program will provide financial assistance and education, counseling, child and youth services, and other programs for families.  For more information, call 1-866-554-4927.


MEDICAID AUDIT SHOWS ADMINISTRATIONS'S HYPOCRISY

 

Comptroller Dan Hynes applauded the auditor general for his recent hard-hitting review of a state agency's handling of payments for the Medicaid program.  Hynes said, "This audit provides more evidence that the administration has been mismanaging the Medicaid system and has been manipulating the payment process."  The audit findings indicate that:

During the last three fiscal years, on average $1.5 billion in medical claims went unpaid in the same year the services were provided.

Due to late payments, the agency accrued potentially $81 million in interest costs since Fiscal Year 2000.

The agency failed to develop a system to pay interest on late medical reimbursements until nearly eight years after it should have done so.

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While it took only six days to process healthcare bills, it took an average of 57 days for the agency to submit those same claims for payment to the Comptroller's Office.

 

"This is appalling and inexcusable." Hynes said.  "Healthcare providers have been forced out of business as a result of the ongoing mismanagement of this program."

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MAY IS LYME DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

 

It's that time of year again and State Public Health Director Dr. Damon T. Arnold is warning residents to take precautions against tick bites to prevent contracting the diseases that ticks can carry. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and now through June is the peak period for tick activity.

 

Ticks live in and near wooded areas, tall grass, and brush and, if infected, can spread diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia and Lyme disease.  The first sign of infection is usually a rash at the site of the tick bite from 3-32 days after the bite.  The rash expands over a period of several days.  A combination of fatigue, chills, fever, headache, muscle and joint aches and swollen lymph nodes can also occur.  If left untreated, symptoms can become worse.

 

The best way to protect yourself is to avoid tick bites by checking your clothing often for ticks, tuck long pants into your socks and boots, apply insect repellent containing DEET and perform tick checks every two to three hours.  Remove ticks promptly with fine-point tweezers and pull straight out.  For more details, visit www.IDPH.state.il.us.

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SPORTS ON MONDAY

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

 

The Comets Varsity baseball team won the regional over the weekend.  The Comets beat Wesclin on Friday and Columbia on Saturday to claim the championship.  They move ahead to the Sectionals starting Thursday at 4:30 at Greenville College against Piasa.  WGEL Radio will carry that Sectional game live on Thursday.

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

 

Congratulations to the Greenville Lady Comets on a great season.  The Lady Comets were conference champions and made it to the regional championship game were they lost 7-5 in nine innings to Wesclin.  The Lady Comets ended the season 22-8. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

 

Advancing to the State Finals are Mitch Willman in high jump and Jim Dierkes in discus.  The finals are Friday at Eastern Illinois University.

 

In Lady Comets track State finals results: Tasha Buchmiller placed 11th in shot put; Ashley Holden 10th in long jump; Lindsey Holden 4th in the 200 and 9th in the 400.


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