9-3-2010

 



LOOK GOOD…FEEL BETTER PROGRAM IN GREENVILLE

 

The American Cancer Society Look Good…Feel Better program is coming to Greenville.  Female cancer patients who participate in this class will learn how to use make-up and skin care techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation.  More than $200.00 in beauty products will be provided, free of charge, to each participant.  The class will be Monday, September 13 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Greenville Regional Hospital community room.  To register, or for more information, call 664-1230, ext. 3205.


JULIE DOLL AWARDED NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

 

Julie Doll, of Pocahontas, has been awarded a $4,000.00 scholarship from the Illinois Farm Bureau Rural Nurse Practitioner Program.  The scholarship program encourages development of the pool of rural health practitioners to help meet primary care needs in rural Illinois.  Scholarship recipients agree to practice in an approved rural community in Illinois.  Julie attends Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and is a registered nurse at a rural family practice in Greenville. 

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EASTERN ILLINOIS PROJECT RECEIVES $12 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING

 

The U. S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service recently awarded Danville-based Cellular Properties, Inc. more than $12 million in grant and loan funding toward a project which will allow the company to expand its 3G wireless broadband service to eleven communities.  The project is expected to create approximately 267 jobs and serve more than 7,000 businesses and 700 community institutions.  The project received one million dollars from the Illinois Jobs Now! public works program and Cellular Properties will contribute roughly $11 million in private investment for the expansion which will nearly double its number of cellular towers by 2013. 

CANDIDATES FOR ILLINOIS GOVERNOR AND US SENATE TAKE ON CHICAGO-STYLE POLITICS

 

Illinois Governor Candidate Michael White of Lindenhurst and United States Senate candidate Dr. Will Boyd of Greenville have filed suit against the Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Chairman of the State Board of Elections.  White and Boyd filed paperwork this week in the Sangamon County Courthouse as they believe their names were removed from the November general and special election ballots without compelling reasons.  Tuesday, they filed an emergency motion calling upon the Circuit Court to issue an order to restore their names to the ballot.  The court scheduled an emergency motion in the Sangamon County Courthouse for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 1.


RECALL OF SLOW COOKERS

 

There is a recall of slow cookers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Sensio, Inc. a corporation from Montreal, Canada has announced a voluntary recall of the Bella Kitchen 5-quart programmable slow cooker. The slow cookers are black and “Bella Kitchen” is marked on the control panel. These slow cookers were sold exclusively at Kohl’s department stores from July through December 2009. The control panels on these slow cookers can overheat and melt, possibly starting a fire. Consumers are advised to stop using these slow cookers immediately and unplug the appliance. To find out if you have a slow cooker that is being recalled, call Sensio inc. at 888-296-9675 or contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.




PATOKA VILLAGE HALL CLOSED FOR FESTIVAL AND LABOR DAY

 

The Patoka Village Hall will close at noon Friday, September 3 due to preparations for the Patoka Fall Festival and will be closed Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day.  The Village Hall will reopen Tuesday, September 7 at 8:00 a.m.


OBITUARIES

HAZEL B. PIERCE

 

Hazel B. Pierce, age 89, of Carlyle, passed away Tuesday, August 31 at Carlyle Healthcare Center in Carlyle. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Carlyle. Burial will be at Carlyle Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church General Fund.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - sunny, high 72, low 50

SUNDAY - mostly sunny, high 82, low 58


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us for a special Public Affairs this Sunday after the noon Bond County area news. Steve Lancey will discuss “Quilts of Valor” with three local area sisters who describe the quilting marathon that will take place next week to make quilts for veterans. That’s Public Affairs, this Sunday following the noon Bond County area news here on WGEL.


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