1-27-2011

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HIGH-DEFINITION TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM AT GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

Greenville Regional Hospital has incorporated one of the most advanced diagnostic tools for helping physicians reach confident diagnoses.  A new LightSpeed VCT XT configured system from GE Healthcare delivers high quality images of the brain and heart with improved resolution and a lowered radiation dose.  Hospital Imaging Services Manager Paul File said, “The addition of the GE LightSpeed VCT XT configured system complements and extends the range of quality diagnostic services we can provide our patients.  It provides us with vastly improved image quality and imaging speed and enhances the overall diagnostic confidence we have in all our studies.”  The new imaging system non-invasively assists physicians in the diagnosis of a variety of anatomical areas.


GREENVILLE COLLEGE ANNOUNCES RENOVATION TO JOY HALL

Greenville College has plans to renovate the Joy Residence Hall and put on an addition starting in May this year.  Poettker Construction Co. of Breese was selected for the project. This is approximately a $3 million project to renovate and extend the residence hall which has not had a major renovation since its construction in 1962.  The Illinois Board of Higher Education will provide a majority of the funding.  Greenville College is one of 64 non-profit colleges and universities that received funds from the IBHE capital improvement grant.
The 92 student traditional residence hall will reopen in time for the Fall 2011 semester.


NATIONAL CORN GROWERS SUPPORT DEREGULATION

The National Corn Growers Association supports the US Department of Agriculture’s option to fully deregulate Roundup Ready alfalfa. A US District Court order, issued in 2007, required the USDA to conduct a full Environmental Impact Statement regarding Roundup Ready alfalfa.  The USDA, having completed that study, has found the enhanced alfalfa to pose no risk to health or safety. Corn Growers Association President, Bart Schott said, “Biotechnology benefits the environment and helps provide food, feed, fiber, and fuel to the world’s growing population.”  Schott said that full deregulation would allow farmers to move forward with alfalfa production this spring.


KASKASKIA COLLEGE WELCOMES “THE TWEAKSTERS”

Kaskaskia College welcomes “The Tweaksters” to the Jane Knight Auditorium Friday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.  The Tweaksters are performing artists that blend ballet, juggling, acrobatics, and creative choreography with no words. Sometimes regarded as “The Blue Man Group Without the Paint,” the Tweaksters perform feats of strength and balance and seemingly ignore the laws of physics. The performance is suitable for the entire family and tickets are available by contacting the Kaskaskia College ticket office at 618-545-3223.  Tickets are $18.00 with a $10.00 discounted ticket available for youths, age 18 and under. 

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SHIMKUS CO-SPONSORS PRO-LIFE LEGISLATION

Congressman John Shimkus continues to support pro-life positions and is co-sponsoring several pieces of related legislation.  Shimkus said, “I believe the issue of life is not a Republican or Democrat issue.  It is not a liberal or conservative issue.  It is a moral issue.  You cannot have a middle position on this issue.”
Shimkus is co-sponsoring four bills; the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, the Protect Life Act, and the Life at Conception Act. Shimkus is scheduled to meet in Washington DC with some of the Illinois groups attending the March for Life.


OBITUARIES

ARVILLE “VILLA” BROWN

Arville “Villa” Brown, age 46, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, January 25 at her home. Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, after 4:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorials are suggested to Pleasant Mound Baptist Church or to the family.

NELDA E. CORNISH

Nelda E. Cornish, age 89, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, January 26 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church.


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