10-28-11

 




GREENVILLE STUDENT DESIGNS PROM DRESS FOR COMPETITION

Greenville High School freshman Megan Hediger is one of five students competing in a fashion design contest through a Litchfield formal wear store.  Hediger designed a prom dress, completed a full color sketch of the dress, and submitted it to the contest.  You may go to the website www.myformals.com/promgowns/index.php to vote for her dress.  You are limited to one vote per day through Saturday.  If she wins, she will receive a scholarship and have the chance to see her dress professionally made. Hediger is a member of the Greenville FFA and Student Council. She plays volleyball and softball, volunteers for Relay for Life, and shows pigs.  She plans to attend a four-year art school.


SIUE STUDENT CONVICTED OF ATTEMPTING TERRORIST THREAT

According to the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office, a Madison County jury found Olutosin Oduwole, a 26 year-old former SIUE student, guilty of attempting to make a terrorist threat and a misdemeanor weapons charge.  The incident occurred in 2007 when authorities discovered a note in Oduwole’s car which stated if a certain amount of money wasn't transferred to a PayPal account within seven days, a “murderous rampage similar to the VT shooting” would take place at another “highly populated university.”  Oduwole had one gun in his possession and had attempted to purchase four guns online; three .38 caliber handguns and a Mac10, which is similar to an Uzi.  Oduwole’s defense claimed the note was simply misinterpreted rap lyrics, and even went so far as to fly in a ‘rap expert’ to testify to that fact.  A sentencing date has not been scheduled, however Oduwole could face a maximum of 16 years jail time.

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ACTIONS FOLLOWING UNIT 2 BOARD MEETING

Following a closed session at the recent Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education meeting, the board hired Cara Gramlich freshman girl’s basketball coach, Lauren Brewer high school cheerleading coach, and April Watson high school dance coach.  The board added .25 hours to Alisha Daiber’s bus aide position, revised Kathy Beloit’s hours from half-time to full-time special education aid at the Sorento Center, hired Sarah Ralston half-time special education teacher at the Sorento Center, and approved Romana Mollett’s leave request.


BOOK SIGNING AT THE GREEN DOOR

A book signing is planned for tonight at the Green Door during the Trunk-or-Treat event.  We spoke with local author, Ethan Cross. Cross is an international best selling author and a resident of Nokomis, Illinois.  His first book, The Shepherd, came out in the US in March of 2010 and has been very successful.  It is scheduled to release in Great Britain, Germany, Bulgaria, and many other countries early next year.  During the Trunk-or-Treat event today, Cross will be signing books from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Green Door.

HELIA HEALTHCARE OCTOBERFEST

Helia Healthcare's annual “Octoberfest” is today from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Helia Healthcare in Greenville.  They will have trick-or-treating, games, and a cake walk.  Donations for the cake walk, which starts at 6:30 p.m. are welcome.  Tickets are 50 cents each for games, food, and the cake walk.  Entertainment will be provided by WGEL’s own Mike Greenwood.  All proceeds benefit the resident’s activity fund.


VETERANS JOB FAIR IN MT. VERNON

The Illinois Department of Employment Security and the Governor’s office are sponsoring a veteran’s job fair Wednesday, November 9 from 9:00 a.m. – noon at the Roland Lewis Community Building, located at 800 South 27th Street in Mt. Vernon.  Veterans will have an opportunity for one-on-one time with employers ready to hire qualified persons.  Businesses wishing to participate should call John at 618-242-6121, ext. 130. 



OBITUARIES

Fernia E. Mollet

Fernia E. Mollet, age 95, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, October 26 at Alhambra Care Center.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland.  Burial will be in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to Saint Paul School Educational Foundation.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - sunny, high 60, low 37

SUNDAY - mostly sunny, high 63, low 38


PUBLIC AFFAIRS


Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County Area news.  Tom’s guest this week is Ed Barsodi with the League of Illinois Bicyclists.  Fall is here and it is getting dark earlier in the evening requiring more vigilance by both bikers and drivers to stay safe.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County Area news on WGEL Radio. 


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