04-13-2012

 




YOUNG EAGLES EVENT AT GREENVILLE AIRPORT

Greenville Airport will be the site of a Young Eagles event Saturday, June 2. Tammy Ritzheimer told WGEL the Greenville Pilots Association is putting on a Young Eagles Day and pilots will take kids, age 8-17, up for a free airplane ride.  There will be all sorts of information available that day. They will talk about different types of planes, gliders, different aviation-related jobs and they will also look at all the different types of airplanes at the airport.  The EAA is a national organization that gives free airplane rides to kids all over the United States.  Each event is hosted by local pilots who donate their time so the kids can get a free ride.  Parents must sign a permission slip and the permission slips are available at the airport from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  For more information, go to www.youngeagles.org.

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GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSES INSURANCE COSTS AND BUDGET

At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Greenville City Council discussed insurance costs. Premiums from the current carrier may increase as much as 39%.  The council reviewed several ways to address the rising costs including increasing deductibles, having employees share some portion of cost increases, tying premium participation to wellness issues such as smoking or body mass index, or a combination of those actions.  Decisions will need to be made in April as enrollment with the current carrier is due soon.

Mayor Gaffner commended residents who attended the Town Hall budget meetings earlier this month.  The council scheduled a special meeting for April 24 to discuss the budget.  The goal is to have the completed budget before the council for discussion and vote at the May meeting.


GREENVILLE COLLEGE FACTORY THEATRE PRESENTS “QUILTERS”

The Greenville College Factory Theatre presents “Quilters” April 18-21, at 7:30 p.m.  “Quilters” is a joyous and moving celebration of American frontier life.  Combining music, dance, humor, and scenes of vivid dramatic intensity, the play pays eloquent tribute to the courage and spirit of our nation’s pioneer women.  Tickets are $7.00 and are available at Watson’s Drug Store and Jo’s Java.  For more information, call 664-6550.


MULBERRY GROVE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET

The Mulberry Grove Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday, April 16 with a special meeting at 6:45 p.m. and the regular meeting at 7:00.  The special meeting is a public hearing concerning the intent of the school district to sell School Fire Prevention and Safety Bonds and Working Cash Fund Bonds.  The regular meeting agenda includes principals’ and superintendent’s reports, a technology purchase plan, a school calendar amendment, and board training.  Also on the agenda are budget amendments, the annual recognition dinner, the board meeting schedule for 2012-2013 and a closed session.

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OBITUARIES

Naomi Brown

Naomi Brown, age 53, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, April 11 at Greenville Regional Hospital.  A memorial service will be Monday, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Greenville.  Friends may call Monday, from 5:00 p.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the family.  The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - 60% chance of showers & thunderstorms, high 76, low 64

SUNDAY - partly sunny, high 77, low 60, 70% chance of showers & thunderstorms Sunday night


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guest this week is Leigh Morris, a spokesperson with Ameren Illinois.  They will talk about National Safe Digging Month, what you should do when you are getting ready to dig, and some of the ways that you can stay safe when you are digging in your yard.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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