11-25-2010

Happy Thanksgiving

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ALL DAY RAIN LEADS TO POWER OUTAGE, MULTIPLE ACCIDENTS

It rained almost all day on Wednesday and has continued to rain on and off today, with cumulative rain totals starting at about Midnight on Wednesday of 3.26 inches at the sewer plant, 3.75 inches at 6th street and 3.78 inches at Idler Lane.  The storms caused a power outage in Greenville that started about 8:30PM for about 250 Ameren Illinois customers.  Power remained out for about 2 hours for most customers; some were out longer than that. 


The wet weather also caused multiple non-injury car accidents inside the city of Greenville.  Police responded to 5 accidents that either involved cars driving off the roads or striking guardrails in the super wet conditions of last night.  There were no reports of storm damage but plenty of rain and flooding.  And with a wintery mix of sleet, freezing rain and rain possibly falling this afternoon, watch for slick spots and refreezing overnight tonight.     


Greenville Police are investigating the theft of 3 air conditioners from Out Redeemer Luther Church that occured sometime on Wednesday.  The total value of the stole air conditioners is around $6,000. 


GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY APPLE BUTTER

Approximately 225 volunteers assisted with the beloved local tradition of making the Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary’ famous apple butter. This year volunteers canned 36 quarts and 501 pints of regular apple butter and 115 pints of sugar-free apple butter. The apple butter was cooked at the Bond County Fairgrounds. Marlene Mollett served as the chairperson of the event. Marshall Mollett tended the fires for the 22nd year. 48 volunteers were recruited to stir the kettles. There were 6 shifts with 8 volunteers per shift. Thirty bushels of Jonathan apples were washed, peeled, cored, and sliced at the Greenville VFW Hall by about 100 volunteers.  The apple butter will be available for purchase at the 2010 Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar which will be Saturday December 4th at the Greenville Free Methodist Church. 


BE SAFE THIS THANKSGIVING, DESIGNATE A SOBER DRIVER

Secretary of State Jesse White encourages you to be safe and responsible drivers this Thanksgiving by not drinking and driving.  Last year, alcohol was involved in 42% of fatal Thanksgiving holiday crashes.  White said, “The night before Thanksgiving is one of the most dangerous nights of the year for alcohol-related fatal crashes.  If you are drinking, stay where you are or designate a sober driver.  Remember, the safety belt is the best defense against a drunk driver.” 

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SOUTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE ALL CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TEAM

The South Central All-Conference Football Team has been announced. The Greenville Comets were well recognized. On the First team, Richard Rogers was named as an offensive lineman, Dannon Young and Zach Westfall, wide receivers, Brady Huber, Quarterback, Michael Williams, defensive lineman, and Dylan Bone as defensive linebacker. On the second team: Joe Dierkes as offensive lineman, Brad Perry, wide receiver, and Kent Thole, defensive lineman. Congratulations to the Greenville Comets football team for another great season and to all the players including those selected to all conference honors.


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HOLIDAY SEASON ACTIVE TIME FOR ID THIEVES AND SCAMMERS

Ameren Illinois warns that con artists are attempting to defraud customers and may be attempting to steal identities.  Vice President of Customer Service and Public Relations Stan Ogden said, “Ameren Illinois representatives never come to your home demanding payments or threatening to disconnect services unless they receive a payment.  They do not accept payments for service and never ask for personal information such as the name of your financial institution or checking account numbers.”  Ameren employees always carry identification with their photograph, name, employee number, and official Ameren logo.  If you have questions about the identity of a utility worker, call Ameren for verification at 1-800-755-5000 and notify local police. 


OBITUARIES

JOSEPH STOKES

Joseph Stokes, age 84 of Carlyle, passed away Tuesday, November 23rd at Carlyle Healthcare Center. A Memorial Mass for 84 year old Joseph Stokes, will be Friday at 10am at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle. Graveside military honors will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice.

MARVENE GROTEFENDT

Marvene S. Grotefendt age 83 of Marine, passed away Monday, November 22nd at her residence. Funeral services for Marvene Grotefendt wil be Saturday at 11am at Marine United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Marine Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8pm at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Saturday from 9am to 11am at Marine United Church of Christ. Memorials may be made to United Church of Christ in Marine or Hoyleton Children’s Home.


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