11-21-2011

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COMETS' SEASON ENDS SATURDAY

The Greenville Comets ended their playoff road Saturday losing to the Mt. Carmel Golden Aces 48- 19. Mt. Carmel will take on Aurora Christian in the 3A state championship game Friday, at 4:00 p.m. in Champaign. The Comets finish their season as conference champions with a 12-1 record and another final four appearance. The Comets beat Robinson, Pana, and Virden North Mac in the playoffs and went undefeated in the regular season.  WGEL congratulates the football Comets players, coaches, parents, and fans on an outstanding season.


SMUCKERS CHUNKY PEANUT BUTTER RECALL

The J.M. Smucker Company is voluntarily recalling some 16 oz. Smucker’s Natural Chunky Peanut Butter.  The company believes it may be contaminated with salmonella which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and people with weak immune systems.  The best-if-used-by dates in question are August 3, 2012 and August 4, 2012.  There is also a UPC code on the side of the jar’s label below the bar code with the number 515 000 1701.  Consumers who believe they have purchased the contaminated product are urged to discard the container immediately.  If you have any questions, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov.


BAUMANN ROAD CLOSED TODAY

According to information from the Bond County Highway Department, Baumann Road will be closed today, Monday, November 21, between Rt. 140 and Meffert Road, starting at 8:00 a.m. for culvert replacement.  A detour will not be available.

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EARLY DISMISSAL ON WEDNESDAY DUE TO THANKSGIVING

Bond County Unit 2 students will be dismissed early Wednesday, November 23.  Greenville Elementary School, Pocahontas Center, and Sorento Center will dismiss at 2:00 p.m., Greenville Junior High at 2:05, and the high school at 2:07.  Morning KRP classes will run a regular schedule while afternoon KRP classes will dismiss at 2:00 p.m.  There is no school November 24-25 and classes resume Monday, November 28.  If you have questions, call 664-0170.


BRADFORD NATIONAL BANK AND GHS PUBLISH BOOK ABOUT WWII VETERANS

Bradford National Bank, in cooperation with Greenville High School students, has published a book about World War II Veterans titled The Greatest Generation, Stories of Greenville’s World War Two Veterans.  We spoke with Randy Alderman of Bradford National Bank who said several years ago, Bradford National Bank was approached about putting together a book about area World War II veterans.  They worked with the school at that time to try to get something together, however it never quite worked out.  This year they tried again and with the help of teachers Jennifer Dannaman and Juli Kastl from Greenville High School, the book was completed.  Mrs. Dannaman and Mrs. Kastl organized students to interview WWII Veterans about their real-life experiences.  These experiences collected to make the book. The book is available at both Greenville Bradford National Bank locations for $20.00.  Free copies of the book were given to all veterans at the GHS Veterans Day Ceremony, to all the students, and all the schools.

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OBITUARIES

Pearl Weinacht

Pearl Weinacht, age 90, of Highland, passed away Saturday, November 19 at Faith Countryside Home in Highland. Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Faith Countryside Home, the Evangelical United Church of Christ, or the American Heart Association.


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