2-09-2010

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WINTER WEATHER HERE, HEAVY SNOW FALLS IN BOND COUNTY

 

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 6:00 tonight because of snow fall in the area, windy conditions and bitterly cold temperatures. High winds today will cause drifting snow and poor driving conditions. Remember to give your self extra time if driving and stay tuned to 101.7 WGEL Radio for local cancellations and postponements. As of 6AM this morning between 2 1/2 and 2 3/4 inches of snow had fallen on Bond County. A little more snow is likely today, and very cold temperatures and high winds are on the way as well.  


POCAHONTAS-OLD RIPLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT OBTAINS STATE AND FEDERAL ASSISTANCE

 

The Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire Protection District put a new 2010 KME pumper into service Christmas day 2009.  The purchase of this new truck was possible due to an interest free loan, of $222,465.00, through the State Fire Marshal's office.  The new truck replaced a 1973 pumper that was becoming increasingly unreliable and costly to maintain. January 29, the Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire Protection District received word they had been awarded a $9,500 grant from DHS to purchase a powered cot, which will raise and lower patients with the push of a button.  Many times, only two crewmembers, sometimes women, are scheduled to respond to emergency calls. The powered cot will enhance the current level of care and also have a positive impact on the physical health of department personnel, reducing numbers of back injuries.


THEFT FROM LOCAL CAR

 

Greenville Police are investigating a reported burglary of a garage, at a residence on White Avenue.  According to information from the police department, someone gained entrance to the garage through a broken window on the south side of the building.  A 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 was entered and a stereo and speaker, valued at approximately $400.00 was taken, along with some loose change. 


GREENVILLE JUNIOR HIGH SPELLING BEE WINNERS

 

The Greenville Junior High annual Scripps National Spelling Bee was Thursday, February 4.  Braden Oestreich, son of David and Jamie Oestreich won the event with Brady Fletcher, son of Doug and Karen Fletcher placing second.  Both boys are in seventh grade.  Braden will participate in the Bond-Fayette-Effingham Spelling Bee Friday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mulberry Grove Elementary School gymnasium.  Winners will advance to the regional spelling bee held in Decatur in March.



OBITUARIES

GRACE ESTES

 

Grace D. Estes, age 97, of Glen Carbon, formerly of Edwardsville, passed away Sunday, February 7 at Eden Retirement Center in Glen Carbon. Funeral services for 97 year-old Grace Estes will be Tuesday, February 16 at 10:00 a.m. at Fort Sill Post Cemetery in Fort Sill, OK. Burial will be in Fort Sill Post Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Lawton Heights Methodist Church. Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of the arrangements.


 

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