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04-03-2012

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DR. LINAMEN TO END GREENVILLE COLLEGE PRESIDENCY

Greenville College President Dr. Larry Linamen, the eleventh president to serve Greenville College, will step down at the end of the current academic year.  During his tenure, every residence hall was improved and Joy Hall was completely renovated.  The college doubled the size of its main campus through property and land acquisitions.  Two new programs were created, the China Scholars Program and the Intensive English Language Program.  Board of Trustees Chair Beckie Smith said, “The board is most appreciative of Dr. Linamen’s efforts contributing to the current and future success of our mission at Greenville College.”  The board of trustees will appoint an interim president to begin the new academic year and a search committee will be formed to select a new president.


MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES RESPOND TO REPORT OF SELF INFLICTED GUN SHOT WOUND

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Officers responded to a 911 call of a subject threatening to harm himself.  Saturday, at 3:20 p.m., deputies went to South Trail Street in Washville and found 66 year-old Stanley E. Garrett with a gunshot wound.  According to police, Garrett shot himself in the shoulder area. He was transported by ARCH from the scene.   The incident remains under investigation.  


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MARCH RAIN AND SNOW TOTALS FOR GREENVILLE

Rainfall for March 2012 in Greenville was about average at 3.19 inches.  When compared with records from the past 45 years, twenty-three years showed more rain than this year and twenty-two years showed less.  Actual average rainfall over the 45 years is 3.75.  The most rain was in March 2008 with 8.72 inches.  The least rain was in March 1981 with just eight tenths of an inch.  We got 1/8 of an inch of snow March 5.  Records show several months with no snow but Greenville received 18.6 inches of snow in March 1978.

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NO HIGH-RISK FLOOD AREAS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOUR YEARS

For the first time in four years, no area of the country faces a high risk of major to record spring flooding, largely due to the limited winter snowfall, according to the National Weather Service’s Annual Spring Outlook, which forecasts the potential for flooding from April to June. The Ohio River basin including portions of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi are the only areas with an above-normal risk of flooding as soil moisture and river levels are currently above normal. Additionally, odds favor above-average April rainfall for the Ohio River basin. River and stream water levels are normal to below normal for most of the country and there is less snow pack than in previous years. As a result, there is a normal flood risk from the Northeast, through the Mid-Atlantic area, across most of the Northern Plains and into the Northwest. However, heavy spring rainfall can lead to flooding at any time, even in areas where overall risk is considered to be at or even below normal.



SPORTS

GREENVILLE COMETS SOCCER TEAM WINS BULLDOG / PANTHER TOURNAMENT

The Greenville Lady Comets soccer team won the 2012 Bulldog / Panther Girl’s Soccer Tournament this past weekend in Litchfield.  The Comets team shut out all four teams in the round robin tournament, scoring nine goals and allowing none.  Other teams in the tournament were Litchfield, Carlinville, Staunton, and Hillsboro.  Congratulations to the Lady Comets soccer team.


OBITUARIES

H. Lyle Mayfield

H. Lyle Mayfield, age 83, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, March 31 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m., at the First Christian Church in Greenville.  Burial will be in Montrose Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund or the Bond County Humane Society.

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