6-13-2008

 




JUNE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

The Greenville City Council meet this week.  The council had a special guest, the Czechoslovakian basketball team that was playing at Greenville College.  During the meeting the council annexed several pieces of property into the proposed TIFF district, including the industrial park. 

 

The topic of the alcohol referendum came up for discussion.  City Manager Dave Willey said that signature collectors, that are going door to door, have not encountered anyone that is not aware that this issue might be on the ballot in November.  The city is also preparing to possibly tangle with Ameren over Ameren’s plans for the East Fork of Shoal Creek station.  Wiley said that’s it’s hard to say if the city will end up with a problem with Ameren.   According to Wiley Ameren has been forthcoming with information and was cooperative, but has given no indication that Ameren will alter their plans for East Fork of Shoal Creek.   


NATIONAL ROAD FESTIVAL JUNE 13-15

 

The Annual National Road Festival is going on this weekend, June 13-15. John goldsmith, Executive Director of the National Road, highlighted some of the area activities.  Dairy Day on the Farm will be at the American Farm Heritage Museum grounds this weekend, the Grand Levee' in Vandalia is running Friday - Sunday, Highland is having a car show Sunday, and there is an old-time revival in Pocahontas Saturday.  There are a total of 14 communities involved in the National Road Festival, from Marshall to East St. Louis.  For more information, call John at 888-268-0042.

 

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DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

 

The Greenville Regional Hospital Education Department will host its monthly Dementia Caregiver's Support Group Tuesday, June 17th, at 6PM.  Registration is not required and there is no fee to attend.

 

A representative from the Community Counseling Center in Alton will present a program called "Dementia…Hear Me & See What I See."  The program is geared to help a person without dementia to try and grasp a portion of what their loved one is learning to deal and live with.  For more details, call 664-1230 ext. 3551



REPUBLICANS PUSH FOR VOTE ON ENERGY LEGISLATION

 

House Republicans recently began an extraordinary effort to bring energy legislation to the floor of the House for a vote.  Congressman John Shimkus, co-sponsor of the "No More Excuses Energy Act" said, "This act would take steps to increase our domestic supply of energy.  We are the only industrial nation in the world that does not use our own natural resources for energy production." 

 

If passed, the legislation would open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas production, open the Alaskan coastal plain to oil and gas leases, and provide for construction of ten oil and gas refineries on federal land.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

Join Mike Greenwood from 10-Noon Saturday at the "Dairy Day on the Farm" at the American Farm Heritage Musuem grounds. Mike will be broadcasting live from this Greenville tradition. Stop by and say hi, to "Mike in the Morning."





OBITUARIES

None to Report


WEATHER

Saturday: Sunny, high 85, low 62

Sunday: Slight chance of showers, high 86, low 64


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

 

Join WGEL this Sunday for Public Affairs this Sunday.  Aundi’s guest this week is John King Vice President of the Okaw Valley Amature Radio Club.  John will tell us about the club and the upcoming local event.  That’s this Sunday after the noon Bond County area news on WGEL.


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