6-15-2009

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TORCH RUN AND FUNDRAISER BIG SUCCESS

 

The Special Olympics torch run and fundraiser BBQ was Thursday, June 11.   Greenville Police Officer Russ Reike said the Greenville Police Department leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run started at 11:10 AM with 24 runners representing the Greenville Police Department, Illinois State Police, Secretary of State Police, Greenville FCI, Greenville Fire Protection District, and the Bond County State's Attorney's Office.  The BBQ on the square followed the run and raised $1,772.75 for Illinois Special Olympics.


AMEREN CLAIMS STORM DAMAGE DRIVING RATE INCREASE

Top officials at Ameren say the high cost of storm damage repairs is driving their request for a utility rate hike.  Ameren spokesman Leigh Morris says the price tag for the recent inland hurricane and other storms is 35 million dollars so far this year.  Morris says that damage eclipses Ameren's nine million dollar disaster clean-up budget, and that a rate hike for electricity and natural gas will help cover that cost.  Ameren officials say another reason they're running short on cash is that more customers aren't paying their bills.  David Kolata, with the Citizen's Utility Board, says the rise in the number of people unable to pay their bills means utility prices shouldn't go up further.  Ameren requested the 226 million dollar increase to the delivery rate for electricity and natural gas last week.  That rate increase could not show up on bills until next May.  Ameren last raised rates in October 2008.

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SPORTS PHYSICALS AVAILABLE FOR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES

 

Dr. John Yetter, Sports Medicine Specialist at Greenville Regional Hospital, will offer sports and camp physicals on Monday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 24, for $30.00. The $30.00 fee must be paid at the time of the physical.  Private insurances will not be billed.

 

Physicals on Monday will be in the hospital's community room and on Wednesday, they will be in the outpatient specialty clinic.  Exams will be scheduled every five minutes on a first-come, first-served basis.  An IHSA pre-examination form must be completed by each athlete and brought to the examination.  Forms are available online at www.GreenvilleRegionalHospital.com or at the hospital registration desk.  Call 664-1230, ext. 3584 to schedule an examination. 

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GROUND BREAKING OF LOVES TRAVEL CENTER

 

According to Lisa Stephens, Greenville's Assistant City Manager, an official ground breaking ceremony is planned for the Love's Travel Center at their site near Interstate 70 and Rt. 127. The ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, at 11:45 AM. Rick Shuffield, Director of Real Estate & Development from Love's Corporate Office, will be in attendance to "officially break the ground."


MURPHYSBORO MAN SENTENCED IN METHAMPHETAMINE CONSPIRACY

 

Dale L. Bryant, age 42, of Murphysboro, Illinois was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 120 months imprisonment, five years supervised release and fined $400.00.  Bryant pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.  The investigation established that from October 2005 through May 14, 2007, Bryant and others conspired to manufacture methamphetamine in Jackson, Williamson, and Perry Counties.

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HEALTH DEPARTMENT BUILDING AND GROUNDS MEETING

 

Ahead of tonight’s full Health Board meeting the Health Department’s Buildings and Grounds Committee met on Friday.  Bids were reviewed for the workstation furniture at the new Health Department Building.  The recommendation was made to use the furniture company Russel out of Georgia with a low bid of $47,474.85.  Also is was recommended to use Custom Communications to install the security camera system with a low bid of $6,300.  The system will include 6 cameras for security and safety of workers and visitors to the new health department building. 


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