4-1-2011

 




HOSPITAL ROOM RENOVATIONS

Directors and Staff of Greenville Regional Hospital met Tuesday night at the Hospital Community Room to thank twelve area businesses that donated to the campaign to renovate the patient rooms at the hospital. We talked with Greenville Regional Hospital Board Chairman Buddy Bond who said the project was an opportunity to develop a stronger partnership between the business community and health care.  Bond said the hospital was very appreciative of the business community for stepping up to the plate and working on a very worthwhile project for the community.


GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL FORUM

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce hosted a City Council Candidate Forum Tuesday night at the Bradford Community Building to give Greenville citizens a chance to meet, hear, and question the four candidates running for the two open Council seats in the April 5 election. WGEL spoke with Julia Jenner, Chamber of Commerce coordinator for the event.  Jenner said she thought the forum was a great opportunity for each candidates to share about themselves.  She said she thought all four candidates did an excellent job of expressing themselves and voters have a difficult choice in front of them. More than sixty people attended, about twice the number that attended the forum two years ago, and Jenner said she hopes that is an indication of a greater voter turnout for this election. The four candidates outlined their qualifications for joining the council and responded to ten questions covering what they thought were problems and opportunities facing the city.

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GREENVILLE STUDENT COUNCIL BLOOD DRIVE

The Greenville High School Student Council sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive Tuesday. Seventy-seven people registered and sixty units were collected, exceeding their goal of forty-five units by 133%. Kent Thole received a one-gallon pin and twenty-eight students received blood-drop first-time donor pins.



ILLINOIS CIVIL WAR EXHIBIT OPENS AT LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

The faces, letters, sketches, and songs of the men who fought in Illinois regiments during the Civil War will be featured in the new “Illinois Answers the Call: Boys in Blue” Civil War 150th anniversary exhibit opening Tuesday, April 12 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield.  The exhibit will be open daily, including Saturday and Sunday, through September 4 and thereafter on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through December 30 for free public viewing.  For more information on this exhibit and other activities at the Lincoln Library or Museum, call 217-558-8970.


BIRD WATCHING CLASS AT EMERALD POINTE

Kaskaskia College will offer a Bird Watching class at Emerald Pointe Senior Living Community Tuesday, April 26 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  The registration fee for students under 60 is $10.00.  Students age 60 and older may register without cost.  For more information or to register for the class, call 664-9394.


GREENVILLE LIONS CLUB OFFERS SCHOLARSHIP

The Greenville Lions Club is offering a $500.00 scholarship to a Bond County Unit 2 High School senior.  Preference will be given to graduates with proposed majors in health, education, or social services with an emphasis on sight conservation, hearing impaired, or speech deficiencies, but students in other fields will also be considered.  The scholarship will be awarded following successful completion of the first semester of study with a GPA of 2.5 or better and evidence of enrollment for the second semester.  Applications are due by May 2 at the high school guidance office.


OBITUARIES

RALPH D. SIEBERT

Ralph D. Siebert, age 76, of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, March 30. Funeral services will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Lebanon. Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hempen Funeral Home in New Baden and Monday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - mostly sunny, high 60, low 44

SUNDAY - mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, high 72, low 60


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News.  This week will feature audio recorded at the recent City Council Candidate Forum put on by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce.  We’ll bring you each candidates closing statements from that forum.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL. 


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