10-09-2009

 




NATIONAL OUTHOUSE FESTIVAL

 

The American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville is presenting the National Outhouse Festival this Saturday. The festival starts at 9:00 a.m. and runs untill 3:00 p.m. The Outhouse Festival will feature a chili cook-off, games, races and an outhouse auction. The entry fee for the chili cook-off is $3.00 and each contestant must make at least one gallon of chili which must be cooked on-site. The judging starts at 1:00 p.m. The Fall Family Festival is also at the American Farm Heritage Museum this Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The entry fee is $5.00 for kids and that includes lunch, games, a pumpkin, train rides, a costume contest, a scavenger contest and more. The American Farm Heritage Museum is just south of Greenville and east of Route 127. Watch for signs to point the way.

 

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GHS BLEACHERS AND FENCE SPECTATOR GUIDELINE

 

Greenville High School has instituted a new "Bleachers and Fence Spectator Guideline" for all home varsity football games. Starting Friday night, all fans attending the game are required to be located in one of three areas, the home bleachers, the fence viewing areas surrounding the field or the end zone standing area. Behind the home bleachers is a no-loitering area to keep the sidewalks clear for fans to move about. Fans are reminded they are not permitted on the grassy areas north and east of the bleachers.

 

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FIRE ALARM AT BURRETT HALL

 

Greenville Firemen responded to a fire alarm at 8:28 Thursday morning, at Burrett Hall on east College Avenue.  Upon arrival, firemen found no fire.  According to the report, the alarm was due to a smoke scare.  Firemen were on the scene for only about fifteen minutes.



FORMER VENICE POLICE CHIEF CHARGED

 

According to a press release from the Madison County Sheriff's Department, former Venice Police Chief Shawn J. Tyler was indicted with official misconduct, two counts of theft over $10,000 and two counts of aggravated offenses relating to motor vehicles. The report says while Tyler was the Venice Police Chief, he allegedly sold vehicles that belonged to the city without giving the money to the city. Tyler also allegedly took money from the "Venice Police Club" while he was president of the club.

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FALL RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AT CARLYLE LAKE

 

This fall is an opportunistic time for outdoor activities at Carlyle Lake. Several campgrounds will stay open. Boulder Campground will be open until October 15, Dam West Campground until November 1 and McNair and Dam East Campgrounds are open all year round. Plans are underway for special Halloween activities at Dam West Campground on Saturday, October 31. The annual haunted trail is Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, from 6:30 - 10:30 p.m., starting at the Carlyle McDonalds parking lot. If you are interested in volunteering to help with the haunted trail, call Peggy Hilmes at 594.4354.


OBITUARIES

CAROL L. BLOEMKER

 

Carol L. Bloemker, age 69, of Highland, passed away Monday, October 5 at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland.  No funeral services are planned for 69 year-old Carol Bloemker.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Meridith Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to the Carol Bloemker Memorial Fund.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - sunny, high 61, low 37

SUNDAY - partly sunny, high 51, low 38


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join Tom Kennedy for Public Affairs this Sunday following your noon Bond County area news on WGEL Radio.  Tom’s guest this week is Melissa Massena director of the new White Oaks Senior Wellness Program.  They will discuss the new program, its benefits for seniors and how to know if the program can help you or a loved one.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following your noon Bond County area news.


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