6-15-2010

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MORE SEVERE WEATHER MONDAY

 

More severe weather came through the WGEL listening area Monday afternoon.  The storms dropped over and inch of rain in Bond County in little more than thirty minutes.  The National Weather Service issued sever thunderstorm warnings for Bond, Clinton, Fayette, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties and a flash flood warning for the area until late into the night.  Rainfall totals over two inches were reported in some areas, especially in Montgomery County.  This lead to conditions where up to ten inches of water were reported on county roads by trained NWS weather spotters.  High winds were also a big threat from Monday’s storms.  Winds in Greenville reached 40+ MPH and trees were blown down throughout the listening area.  More storms are possible Tuesday. Stay tuned to WGEL Radio, 101.7 FM, for the latest weather information.  

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FLOOD WATER BEHIND THE GREENVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT


GRH AUXILIARY BOOK FAIR

 

The Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary’s 27th annual Book Fair will be this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 17-19 at the Greenville First Christian Church. This book fair is one of the largest in the St. Louis area and last year recorded sales of over $13,000, the highest total sales ever. Proceeds from the book fair are used to purchase medical equipment for Greenville Regional Hospital. The book fair is open from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thursday, 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday, and 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday with an early bird admission Thursday, from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. for $6.00. Donations are being sought for the book fair. Hardback books, paperbacks, text books, religious books, antique books, CD’s, DVD’s, cassettes, puzzles, and more will be accepted. For more information on the book fair or where to donate items, call Alan Gaffner at Greenville Regional Hospital at 664-1230 ex. 3222.


 

2010 NATIONAL ROAD FESTIVAL

 

Father’s Day is coming and you might spend time with your father at the 2010 National Road Festival. The festival will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 18-20. Communities participating include Greenville, Vandalia, Pocahontas, Highland, Troy, Brownstown, St. Elmo, Altamont, Casey, Martinsville and Cahokia Mounds. This year marks the return of the Grand Levee' to the grounds of the historic Statehouse in Vandalia. Greenville will have the Summer Blast Cruise-in, Altamont will have a rodeo, and yard sales are planned in Troy, Pocahontas, St. Elmo, Altamont, and Martinsville. Casey will have a circus parade and there will be a kids fishing tournament and pony rides in Brownstown. Of course, food and refreshments will be available at most stops. For more information on the festival’s events, call (888) 268-0042.

 


BILLY NORTON CROSS COUNTRY HORSE TRIP

 

Saturday afternoon, Billy Norton visited Greenville on his way to Michigan. Norton is riding his horse from Collinsville to upper Michigan on a mission to raise money for Youth Haven. Billy told WGEL he is doing this for a good cause. Many of the kids helped by this charity are inner city or abused kids and he was one of these kids at one time. Norton said, "You might be or might know someone who was abused and anything you can do to help these kids will be appreciated. 100 percent of all donations goes to the kids. All I ask for is your prayers. I’m taking this journey with two horses and a dog and trying to get there by the Fourth of July.”

 

Billy Norton is riding to raise money for Youth Haven. To find out more about the charity go to www.youthhaven.org

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PHOTOSTORY

VANDALIA MAN COMPETES IN WORLD AUCTIONEER CONTEST

 

A Vandalia man will compete in this year’s World Livestock Auctioneer Contest. Andrew McDowell will be in Oklahoma City June 19, at the Oklahoma National Stockyards. This contest is open to the public with all the contestants selling in the opening round and the top ten finalists competing in a final round. Andrew is sponsored by Greenville Livestock Auction, Inc., owned by J.R. Hugo and Travis and Shaina Diekemper, south of Greenville on route 127. McDowell is one of thirty three auctioneers from the U.S. and Canada who qualified to compete in the finals. Andrew placed in the top four at a regional in Crawford, Nebraska last October, to make it to the finals.


OBITUARIES

ARLINE W. WILBURN

 

Arline W. Wilburn, age 80, of Trenton, passed away Saturday, June 12 at Breese Nursing Home. Funeral services for 80 year-old Arline Wilburn will be Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Trenton. Burial will be in Trenton Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 - 10:15 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. Memorials are suggested to the Trenton Cemetery Association.


CHRIS D. FRICK

 

Chris D. Frick, age 61, of Highland, passed away Friday, June 11 at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland. Funeral services for 61 year-old Chris Frick will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis with full military honors. Friends may call Monday from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. at Meridith Funeral Home.


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