9-07-2011

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2003 GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL BONDS ARE BEING RETIRED

Greenville Regional Hospital issued $12 million in bonds, in 2003, to construct a 38,000 square foot addition that included a new emergency department, surgery department, out-patient clinics, and other building and care improvements.  The hospital announced Monday that those bonds will be retired and new bonds issued in the amount of $10 million.  The new bonds will retire the balance on the original bonds and provide around $1.5 million in funding for projects such as additional physician space on the hospital campus.  According to a press release, hospital CEO Bill Bruce said local residents who purchased the 2003 bonds will soon be receiving information by mail notifying them of the retirement of the bonds. 


TWO VEHICLE CRASH ON RT. 111 IN PONTOON BEACH LEAVES ONE DEAD

A two-vehicle crash Monday, September 5, at 8:14 a.m., resulted in the death of one driver.  According to Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn, Jackie M. Wood, age 48, of Collinsville, was southbound on Rt. 111 in Pontoon Beach when her car crossed the center line into the northbound lanes, striking a tractor-trailer truck.  The driver of the truck was not injured.  Wood was allegedly not wearing a seat belt.  Madison County Coroner’s Investigator Shane Liley pronounced Wood dead at the scene at 9:30 a.m.  An autopsy is scheduled with routine toxicology testing for presence of alcohol or drugs.  Pontoon Beach Police continue to investigate the crash.


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JIM MANNOIA ON 9-11 AT WGEL

Dr. James Mannoia, the 10th President of Greenville College and President Emeritus there, was at the WGEL studio the morning of September 11, 2001 and we spoke with him about the experience. Mannoia said he was in the middle of the pie auction for Relay for Life.  His pie was being auctioned when he happened to look through the studio window and saw a television image of a plane hitting the World Trade Center.  He said he was dumbfounded and confused by the sight initially. However, it soon became apparent to him that he had witnessed something very tragic. That evening, Mannoia said, there was a gathering at the college to pray for those affected by the events of 9-11.  Mannoia said that with 9-11, much like the assassination of President Kennedy, we will all remember where we were when it happened.

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FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO SMOKING TRANSFORMER AND DOWN LINES

Greenville Firefighters were called around noon Tuesday to Oak Street, between Eastern and Stephens Streets.  Power lines were down and a transformer was smoking.  Firefighters barricaded the area and contacted Ameren to make repairs.


OBITUARIES

Joseph L. Sullivan

Joseph L. Sullivan, retired US Air Force Master Sergeant, age 61, of Trenton, passed away Tuesday, September 6 at his residence.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 7:00 p.m. at West Gate Baptist Church in Trenton.  Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at a later date.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the church.  The Moss Funeral Home in Trenton is in charge of arrangements.

Myrtle L. McCalla

Myrtle L. McCalla, age 74, of Hoyleton, passed away Friday, September 2 at St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia.  Private funeral services will be at a later date.

Orville L. Weiss

Orville L. Weiss, age 95, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, September 4 at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Pocahontas United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas and Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Pocahontas United Methodist Church.

Tonya A. Brown

Tonya A. Brown, age 41, of Belleville, passed away Saturday, September 3 at Swansea.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in New Memphis.  Friends may call Friday, from noon until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the National Alliance for Mental Illness.  Moss Funeral Home in Trenton is in charge of arrangements.

 


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