12-23-2011

 




EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP CHANGES AT GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

On Wednesday, December 14th, Morris “Buddy” Bond, Chairman of the Greenville Regional Hospital Board of Directors, announced that Bill Bruce, the hospital’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and Sara McPeak, the hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer, would be leaving the hospital effective immediately.  Bond, who is acting as the hospital’s Interim President and CEO, stated that the Executive Committee of the Greenville Regional Hospital Board of Directors had recently been studying and reviewing the Executive Leadership Team.  The Committee concluded that a change was needed as the hospital moves forward with their plans for the future.  Bond stated that “it is the desire of the Board of Directors that the hospital continue to be known regionally as a health care facility that provides excellence in patient care and is recognized as the best place in the region to work.”


GREENVILLE POLICE ASSOCIATION TO HOST ANNUAL SENIOR CHRISTMAS DINNER

The Greenville Police Association annual Senior Christmas Dinner is Christmas Day at the Senior Center.  Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and dinner will be served at noon.  The dinner is free for area seniors.  Sign up at the Senior Center. 

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PATOKA VILLAGE HALL CLOSING FOR SEVERAL DAYS

The Patoka Village Hall will be closed on Friday, December 23rd, Monday, December 26th, Tuesday, December 27th, and Monday, January 2nd.  If there is a water or sewer emergency, residents are urged to call the village hall for the after-hours phone number at 432-5855.


POCAHONTAS STUDENTS CONTINUE IN ACCELERATED READER PROGRAM

Students at the Pocahontas Center continue to advance in the Accelerated Reader Program.  Students read books and take tests to earn accumulating points to reach higher point clubs.  Ethan Carpenter is in the 300 point club, Kody Sterkis attained membership in the 200 point club, and in the 150 point club we find Allyson Leitschuh, Caleb Crawford, and Kenneth Dowdy.  Jarin Weber, Malachi McElvain, and Kelsey Tetreau are in the 100 point club.  Many Pocahontas students are actively participating in the Accelerated Reader Program.


TOYS FOR JOY DISTRIBUTION A SUCCESS

Friday, December 16, was the "Toys for Joy" distribution at the First Presbyterian Church.  Pastor Ken Bryant said they had a great day.  They were open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and the selection included toys, socks, underwear, and books for newborns to 18 year-olds.  There were about 450 children from 192 families.  The event went smoothly thanks to many great volunteers.  Pastor Bryant said they really appreciate all the donations which helped make it such a great day.  Parents were able to get great toys for their children to help make it a great Christmas. Pastor Bryant said they heard many words of appreciation and he thanks everyone who helped make the day possible.


OBITUARIES

None To Report


WEATHER

SATURDAY - sunny, high 43, low 28

SUNDAY - CHRISTMAS DAY - sunny, high 46, low 26


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guest this week is Officer Dan Ahtmer of the Greenville Police Department.  They’ll talk about youth drug prevention, some ways to tell if your child is using, and how to get help if you feel that your child may have a problem.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here at WGEL.


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