5-12-2009

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JIM HAYES RESIGNS FROM GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

 

Greenville Regional Hospital President and CEO Jim Hayes has announced his resignation from the hospital.  Hayes, who has been with the hospital for years, accepted a position with Trinity Health Care as CEO of an affiliated hospital in Muscatine, Iowa.  The Greenville Regional Hospital Board of Directors appointed Morris "Buddy" Bond as interim CEO effective June 1st, as the search for a new CEO continues.  The board also expressed their appreciation to Jim Hayes for his leadership while at Greenville Regional Hospital. 


FISHING TOURNAMENT MAKES HISTORY

 

The first ever State High School Bass Fishing Tournament in the country crowned its first ever champions the Redbirds from West Frankfort. Carlyle Lake hosted this first ever event Friday and Saturday.  The West Frankfort team totaled 16.25 pounds of bass in the two-day tournament.  Friday's fishing time was shortened by rain, but Saturday saw 52 boats competing and a huge crowd for the final weigh-in. West Frankfort edged out Zion Benton by less than a pound of fish. Highland High School's number one boat came in 8th place. 


CITY COUNCIL TO MEET TONIGHT

 

Greenville's new City Council will face a big agenda Tuesday night. Some 32 items are on that agenda including two executive sessions. They will also be discussing employee health insurance, the city's cable TV franchise renewal, and engineering on the industrial park overpass project.  That meeting starts at 7:30 Tuesday night at City Hall.


GREENVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED OUT BECAUSE OF SMOKE IN BUILDING ON SECOND STREET


Greenville Firemen responded to a call of smoke in a building Monday morning.  The smoke came from a light ballast in the main hallway at 218 South Second Street, and there was no fire.  Firemen investigated and cleared the building.  Firemen were on the scene for about 20 minutes. 


SHIMKUS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT FUTEREGEN IN MATTOON

 

Congressman John Shimkus is optimistic about the possibilities of continuing with the FutureGen project in Mattoon, following positive comments last week from Energy Secretary Steven Chu.  Chu said the FutureGen program is his first choice for funding and that, "if all goes well, we hope to start up this year."  Shimkus said, "It gives me more confidence that all the hard work put into the Mattoon effort may be paying off."  Shimkus continued, "It is shovel-ready, and it is vital to show the benefits of clean-coal technology as soon as possible in the ongoing energy debate."

 




OBITUARIES

WAYNE LEE KNEBEL

 

Wayne Lee Knebel, age 82, of rural Mulberry Grove, passed away Sunday, May 10, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, MO.  Funeral services for 82 year-old Wayne Knebel will be Thursday, at 11:00 AM, at Liberty Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the Young Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove.  Memorials are suggested to Liberty Cemetery or Liberty Baptist Church.


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