5-09-2008

 




TURLEY AWARD CEREMONY

 

A large and enthusiastic crowd gathered last night to recognize one of Greenville's legendary business and community leaders. Roger Riedemann was the recipient of the 15th annual Gerald Turley Memorial Award. Roger began his banking career at Bradford Bank in his teens in 1933. Along the way he's been instrumental in the continued growth of Greenville. Roger has served the community as a School board member, he's been Treasurer for the City, President of the Bond County housing Authority and founding member of the Greater Greenville Development Corporation to name a few. Several of Rogers's contemporaries including Dale Schaufelberger and Ben File shared their memories of Roger. Via a special tape presentation Robert Brown former president of Carlisle Syntec told of Rogers role in bringing one of Greenville's biggest employers to town. Again Roger Riedemann this years Gerald Turley Award recipient.

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NATIONAL WOMEN'S HEALTH WEEK

 

The 9th Annual National Women's Health Week is May 11-17.  During the week, women are encouraged to improve physical and mental health by: engaging in physical activity, eating healthy foods, visiting their doctor for a check-up and avoiding risky behaviors such as smoking and not wearing seat belts.  For more information, contact the Bond County Health Department at 664-1442, ext. 134.


RECENT AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES

 

The St. Nicholas Church in Pocahontas recently hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive at their church hall.  Twenty-one units were collected.  Jerald Stewart, Sr. was awarded a five-gallon pin, Maurice Haberer a four-gallon pin, Stephanie Weiss a two-gallon pin, and Tina Marie Sewell a one-gallon pin.  Tim Fenton received a blood-drop pin as a first-time donor.

 

VFW Post 1377 also recently sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive.  Thirty-four units were collected with Vincent Cruthis being awarded a seven-gallon pin.



INCREASED SAFETY FOR BICYCLISTS IN ILLINOIS

 

An educational campaign called "Please Don't Squeeze" began recently in Illinois, to make you aware of a new state law, that went into effect January 1st, requiring motorists to pass bicyclists with at least three feet to spare.  Bicycle fatalities in Illinois decreased from 24 in 2006 to 18 in 2007. Illinois joins nine other states with similar safe passing laws.  Bicyclists, be sure to do your part by obeying all traffic laws.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

Our Mother's Day super prize package winner was announced Friday morning by Mike and Tom. This year's winner is..........Brenda Bonnor.

Brenda won a $100 gift certificate from Becker Jewelers, Flowers from Floral Designs by Cindy, The mother's day buffett lunch for four at Mabrys' Resteraunt, and chocolates from Watson's Drug Store in Greenville. Congratulations to Brenda Bonnor.





SPORTS FOR FRIDAY

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

 

The Comets Varsity and JV will host Southwestern. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

 

The Lady Comets will host Hillsboro.

 

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

 

The Lady Comets are in the IHSA Sectional today.

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

 

The Lady Comets will host Carlinville. 

 

JUNIOR HIGH TRACK AND FIELD

 

4 students from the Pocahontas/Sorento track team will be heading to State.  Two 8th graders and two 7th graders.  The 8th graders are Shani Weiss in Shot-put and Brad Perry in Hurdles, both from Pocahontas; 7th graders Kerry Patrick from Pocahontas in the shot-put and Corey Manning from Sorento in the discus.  Coach Harold Smith said that Weiss is ranked 4th in Class A and Patrick is ranked 5th


OBITUARIES

GAIL BELL

 

Gail Bell, age 53, of Sorento, passed away Thursday at her home.  Funeral arrangements for 53 year-old Gail Bell are pending at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento


WEATHER

SATURDAY - Mostly clear with some sun, high 69, low 52

SUNDAY - 35% chance of showers, high 62, low 45


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guests this week are Jackie Blumer and Karen Hicks, 4th Grade teachers from Greenville Elementary.  Jackie and Karen will talk about GES as a NASA Explorer School, the activities that students have had access to, including the hands on experience and this week's upcoming NASA Family Night. That's Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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