5-03-2011

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APRIL 2011 SECOND WETTEST

Greenville received 9.14 inches of rain in April making the month the second wettest April in the past forty-four years.  In April 1994, 12.2 inches or rain were recorded in Greenville and the third wettest April was 1996 when 9.08 inches of rain fell here.  The least rain in April was recorded in 1971 at seven tenths of an inch but there were also ten inches of snow in April that year.  Total rainfall so far this year in Greenville is 14.63 inches.   


RENSING ON CHIP EVENT

The Greenville Masons, in conjunction with the Bond County Health Department, had a Child Identification Program Saturday.  WGEL spoke with Monica Rensing, Supervisor of the Healthy Families Program for the Health Department, who said 34 children, ranging from 4 months to 17 years of age, attended.  In addition to the identification, representatives from the Safe Child Program put on a puppet show on “Good Touch, Bad Touch.”  Rensing said the event was a great success and thanked the Greenville Masons for their help. The Masonic Child Identification Program (CHIP) is a charitable initiative by North American Masonic Lodges to aid in the identification and recovery of missing children. CHIP programs allow parents the opportunity to create a kit of identifying materials for their child, free of charge. Fingerprints were taken as well as DNA swabs and a computer profile was made for each child including their height, weight, picture, and a voice sample, if practical.


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LOCAL HEALTH AGENCIES PRESENT STROKE PROGRAM

May is National Stroke Awareness Month and Greenville Regional Hospital, the Bond County Health Department, and the Illinois Department of Public Health Office of Women’s Health are partnering to present ”Stroke Awareness & Risk Management.”  The program will be in two sessions Thursday, May 12 with the first session from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. and the second from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the hospital’s Community Room.  Pre-registration is required and everyone is welcome.  To register or for more information, call 664-1442, ext. 134.


TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE WHEN TRAVELING IN FLOODED AREAS

Illinois State Police District Eleven Commander Captain Brad Parsons reminds you to be safe when traveling through flooded areas.  Check road conditions and road closures prior to your trip.  Obey “High Water” and “Road Closed” signs and avoid driving through standing water on the road.  Just six inches of water may cause loss of control or stalling.  A foot of water will float many vehicles and most vehicles may be carried away by two feet of rushing water.  Watch for debris left on the road from flooding and be on the lookout for downed power lines.



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