12-7-2010

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HOLIDAY BAZAAR DRAWS BIG CROWD

The Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar drew a huge crowd Saturday. The parking lot and the 25 booths were full most of the five hours of the bazaar held this year at the Greenville Free Methodist Church. Langham Auctioneers conducted another successful auction, the food booths were very busy, and the always popular cookie booth did a big business at Saturday’s event.


ISP THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY ENFORCEMENT RESULTS

District 18 Illinois State Police Officers participated in a Thanksgiving “Click It or Ticket” campaign in the Metro East area.  According to Commander Captain William Smith, between November 12 and 28, troopers issued 264 citations for speeding and 194 for not wearing seat belts.  Seventeen people were arrested for DUI and there were 24 criminal arrests.  District 18 Troopers investigated 32 crashes and assisted 60 motorists.  On a separate Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) patrol, District 18 Officers wrote 160 tickets for speeding, 43 for seat belt violations, made ten DUI arrests, and issued nineteen citations for alcohol related offences.


SALVATION ARMY UPDATE

WGEL talked with Wayne Pierce about how the Salvation Army donations are going this year. Wayne said they had a good week with about $3,000 donated, which he considered a good start. Wayne said you may get letters in the mail and messages from TV and the Internet to donate, but for the local Salvation Army to receive donation credits, money must be given in the buckets locally. You may also send a check to Frank Joy at Bradford National Bank. Your donations are greatly appreciated. 



CHLORINATION NOTICE FOR PATOKA WATER CUSTOMERS

Attention all Patoka water customers.  Gateway Regional Water Company, water provider for the Village of Patoka, is temporarily changing from Mono-chloramine to “Free chlorine” as its primary disinfectant, beginning December 13, for four to six weeks.  During this time, customers may notice a slight odor of chlorine, but the water will be perfectly safe for consumption and normal usage.  This change in disinfectant may affect certain medical conditions, such as kidney dialysis.  Please contact your physician with any health-related questions.


TELEPHONE SCAMS

With the internet and your personal phone there are many ways you may be separated from your money. A local lady recently had some questionable calls she was concerned about and shared her experience with WGEL. She said she received a call from a man with a foreign accent who claimed to be from Reader’s Digest who said she had won 3.5 million dollars but she had to write a check for $500 before receiving the money. Later she received two more calls. The last caller said she won $60,000 and a representative was already in Greenville to take her to the bank to deposit the check. Again she declined and then she called the police department. Local officials say beware of offers that sound too good to be true, and contact police if you think someone is trying to scam you.




COMETS SCHOLAR BOWL TEAMS PLACE SECOND IN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT

Congratulations to the Greenville Comets scholar bowl teams on their great showing Saturday in the South Central Scholastic Conference tournament.  Both the JV and Varsity teams placed second in the tournament, beating Litchfield for the first time and also beating conference rival Staunton.  JV co-captains Amy Disch and Tyler Ziemba and Varsity Captain Isaac Gilmore and alternate captain Peter Huston were named to the all-tournament team.


OBITUARIES

WILBERT A. KOCH

Wilbert A. Koch, age 89, of Breese, passed away Sunday, December 5 at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery in Beckemeyer. Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 to 9:45 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Memorials are suggested to the St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary Lights for Scholarship. Beckemeyer American Legion will hold services Wednesday, at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

NANCY HASTON

Nancey Fiscus Haston, age 62, of Greenville, formerly of Mulberry Grove and Vandalia, passed away Sunday, December 5 at St. Luke ’s Hospital. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Fair Lawn Cemetery in Vandalia. Friends may call Friday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove. Memorials are suggested to the Fraternal Order of the Eagles 390 of Vandalia.

WILBERT J. “WILLIE” KNEBEL

Wilbert J. “Willie” Knebel, age 83, of Pierron, passed away Monday, December 6 at Faith Care Center in Highland. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


 

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