6-29-2011

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SUCCESSFUL HAM RADIO EVENT AT PATRIOT'S PARK

The Okaw Valley Amateur Radio Club Field Day was last Saturday and Sunday at Patriot's Park in Greenville. WGEL talked with John King, Vice-President of the Okaw Valley Amateur Radio Club who said there were about 25 participants over the weekend, both licensed and unlicensed, including seven young operators.  King said they contacted more than 300 stations in the United States and Canada.  The goal of the exercise was to broadcast as in an emergency for 23 of the 24 hours of the field day but due to stormy weather, the group was on the air only seventeen hours.

King said in addition to the serious side of the exercise, which is emergency preparedness, the group had a good time and enjoyed a pot-luck supper Saturday evening with lots of family members present.  Sunday morning, OVARC member Mark Seale made pancakes for the group.  All in all, King said, the weekend was enjoyed by everyone.



GREENVILLE PLAN COMMISSION MEETING

The Unified Development Ordinance, or UDO, was the main topic at the Monday night meeting of the Greenville Plan Commission.  Several real estate representatives were in attendance and continued the conversations from recent public hearings regarding the UDO and, in particular, the section of the UDO dealing with occupancy permitting. Those in attendance voiced opinions and concerns regarding the passage of the UDO and whether, once approved, it would be changed to something other than the original by present or future city councils.  Other concerns were in regard to the fee that would be imposed for the permitting since, under current language, an inspection would be required at each occupancy change for owned or rented property. The plan commission said they will form an ad hoc committee and invite any real estate persons who wish to participate.  The new committee will look at the language of the occupancy portion of the UDO and come to agreement on future direction.  Stay tuned to WGEL for information regarding the time and place of the ad hoc committee meeting.

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COMFORTABLE LIFE JACKETS AVAILABLE

Excuses for not wearing life jackets often include how uncomfortable they are.  Inflatable life jackets are lightweight, compact, and comfortable to wear.  They come in styles resembling suspenders or a belt pack around the waist and inflate automatically or manually with a replaceable CO2 cartridge or a tube in which you may blow to inflate the jacket.  U.S. Coast Guard approved inflatable life jackets are for persons sixteen years old or older and should only by those who swim well.  For more information, call the Carlyle Lake Project Office at 594-2484.

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BOND COUNTY TRANSIT ROUTES BEGIN

June 27, 2011 Bond County Transit will begin an express bus to the Scott-Shiloh Metrolink Station at Scott Air Force Base.  The Park-and-Ride pickup location in Greenville is the city parking lot at the corner of Oak and Fourth Streets behind Dairy Queen and in Pocahontas the pickup location is the designated parking area on Park Street across from the bank. The bus will leave Greenville at 5:45 a.m. and Pocahontas at 6:00.  Riders will arrive at the Scott-Shiloh Metrolink Station at 6:50.  The evening return trip leaves the Scott-Shiloh Metrolink Station at 5:00 p.m., arrives at Pocahontas Park-and-Ride at 5:40 and in Greenville at 5:55. The buses will run Monday thru Friday except on federal holidays. The daily fare is $6.00 one way and a monthly pass costs $200.00. A student monthly pass is $175.00.


OBITUARIES

KAY GETZ

Kay Getz, age 93, formerly of Greenville, passed away Sunday, June 26 at Newburgh, Indiana.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Greenville First Presbyterian Church or Guiding Eyes for the Blind.


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