4-25-2011

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HOSPITAL RECEIVES HUGE GIFT FROM AUXILIARY

The Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary made another huge gift to Greenville Regional Hospital at Thursday night’s quarterly meeting.  It was the second largest gift in the auxiliary’s history at $310,000.00.  Since the auxiliary was organized, it has given 3.9 million dollars to the hospital.  Buddy Bond, Hospital CEO Bill Bruce, and Alan Gaffner thanked the auxiliary for the immense efforts it has taken to make such an impact at the hospital.  This year’s gift will be used for electronic health records.  Hospital Director Bill Bruce said new federal mandates will require electronic records be kept or federal reimbursements will be cut.  Electronic records will cut down on redundant procedures and tests between private practices and the hospital, helping lower consumer costs.  Easy accessibility will likely improve communication and care between doctors.  According to Bruce, the electronic records transition will cost 1.9 million dollars and the $310,000.00 will help fill a gap in the funding available for the improvement.  It’s another leap forward in health care made possible in part by the volunteer efforts of the Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary.   

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LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS ACROSS STATE FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH

According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the March 2011 unemployment rate fell in every county in Illinois for an unprecedented fourth consecutive month.  Unemployment rates also fell in every metropolitan area for a record seventh consecutive month, a change not seen since this data set was created in 1984.  The rate in the Illinois Section of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area dropped from 11.6 percent in March 2010 to 9.6 percent this year.  Eleven of the twelve metropolitan areas in Illinois reported job growth over the year from March 2010 through March 2011.  The Illinois Section of the St. Louis Metro Area showed an increase of 400 jobs over this period.


AARON TIPPIN TO PERFORM AT KASKASKIA COLLEGE

Country music artist Aaron Tippin will perform Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jane Knight Auditorium on the Kaskaskia College campus.  Tickets for Tippin’s performance are now available at the KC Season of Entertainment Ticket Office in the Lifelong Learning Center.  Tickets are $28.00 for adults and $15.00 for children age 12 and under.  For additional information or to purchase tickets, call 545-3223.


“I REMEMBER MAMA” EVENT ON GREENVILLE SQUARE

The community-wide, 1940’s themed event “I Remember Mama” is scheduled for Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the Greenville Square.  The event will feature aprons hung on clotheslines all around the Bond County Courthouse.  You are invited to buy or bring an apron with a memory of your mother on an index card attached to the apron.  On this Saturday before Mother’s Day, this is an excellent opportunity to honor your mother and read stories of other mothers.  If you or your group would like to be involved in this event or for more information, call 618-975-0710.

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OBITUARIES

OPAL G. WHITE

Opal G. White, age 88, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, April 21 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield.  Funeral services are Monday, at 4:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. in Lyndon Cemetery in Kansas.  Friends may call Monday, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Free Methodist Youth or the Building Fund.

HUBERT “WOODY” WOOD

Hubert “Woody” Wood, age 62, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, April 23, at St. Louis University Hospital.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

DANNY WILLIAM WOLL

Danny William Woll, age 65, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, April 24 at his home.  Funeral arrangements for 65 year-old Danny William Woll are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.

NELDA GOODIN

Nelda Goodin, age 78, of south of Mulberry Grove, passed away Sunday, April 24 at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral arrangements for 78 year-old Nelda Goodin are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.

LOUISE E MELOAN

Louise E. Meloan age 91 of Highland passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland Friday April 22nd.  Funeral services for  91 year old Louise Meloan will be Tuesday at 11:30 at the Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Friends may call Tuesday from 10AM-11:30AM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice, St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation or Faith Countryside Homes. 


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