5-4-2010

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PURPLE DAYS START THIS WEEKEND IN GREENVILLE

 

Purple Days in Greenville start Saturday, May 8 at 9:00 a.m. on the Greenville Square.  Mayor Alan Gaffner will officiate and paint a purple ribbon on the street in front of Watson’s Drug Store.  Relay teams will begin contacting local businesses and residents concerning displaying purple ribbons on trees or poles, in windows, and painted on windows for $10.00 each.  For more information or to get a purple ribbon, call 618-780-8882.


MORE SEVERE WEATHER MONDAY

 

Another round of severe weather rolled through the area yesterday. At two different times in the day a Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Bond, Montgomery, MaCoupin, Madison, Fayette and St. Clair counties. Pea size hail was reported in several parts of the county, otherwise no other damage has been reported to WGEL. The outlook for the weather in the next few days seems to be a dry one. Tune to WGEL Radio for local severe weather reporting and conditions. 


FREE FISHING DERBY AT PATRIOTS’ PARK

 

The thirteenth annual fishing derby, for kids ages fifteen and under, is Saturday, June 12 at Patriots’ Park.  Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. at the lake pavilion and the derby is from 9:30 - 10:45.  Several fishing workshops are planned throughout the morning and awards will be presented at 11:00 a.m.  Bring your fishing pole, bait, and tackle box to Patriots’ Park June 12.  To register, call the Extension office at 664-3665. 


APRIL WETTEST MONTH SO FAR IN 2010

 

According to information from the Greenville Waste Water Treatment Plant, April was the wettest month so far in 2010.  Readings showed an average of 3.04 inches of rain in April compared to 2.08 in March, 1.6 in February, and 1.05 in January.  When compared to records from the past 43 years, in 1994 Greenville received 12.02 inches of rain.  The least April rainfall was recorded in 1971 when we got only seven tenths of an inch.  However, we also received ten inches of snow in 1971.  So far this year, Greenville has received 7.78 inches of rain, about 3.4 inches more than the 43-year average.


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