04-30-2012

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ONE WEEK FROM TODAY THE GREAT CELEBRITY PIE AUCTION 2012 KICKS OFF

Monday May the 7th will be the first day of the Great Celebrity Pie Auction for 2012.  Over a dozen local celebrity pie bakers will join Mike, Tom and Brad from 7-9AM Monday to Wednesday to help raise money for the Bond County Relay for Life.  Tune in and start bidding Monday morning at 7AM, Bond County Sheriff Jeff Brown will be the first baker again this year.  Also joining WGEL for this year’s Pie Auction will be Matt Willman and Scott Lurkins from the city of Greenville, Police Chief Lou Lorton, State’s Attorney Chris Bauer, Randy Alderman from Bradford National Bank, Tim Watson from Aurthur Young Chevrolet, Bond County Circuit Clerk Rex Catron, Daryl Bolen from the First Christian Church and WGEL Farm Reporter Joe Doll, Spanky McCray, local Principals Eric Swingler, Bill Carpenter and Ryan Bauer, and Ryan Mifflin from Greenville Regional Hospital.  Tune in and bid, bid, bid, all the money goes to the Bond County Relay for Life and like all donations to the Relay its tax deductable.  The Great Celebrity Pie Auction for 2012 start’s Monday May 7th at 7AM, join WGEL and all our bakers and bidders in the fight against cancer.   


DIY STREET FAIRE

Our Common Ground will be hosting their DIY Street Faire on Saturday, June 16th for those who are interested in being more self-sufficient.  We spoke to Martha Radcliff about the event.
The Do It Yourself Faire will be held on Saturday, June 16th from 9:00am-3:00pm.  Martha said that they are trying to pull together the kind of people that are interested in sustainable living.  They will have robotics club from St. Louis coming, as well as a man who has a robotic lawnmower.  They will also have a trailer showing how you can live ‘off the grid.’  The event will be held on the courthouse lawn and down on College Ave.  The event is also being held in conjunction with the Car Show.  For more information, or to participate in this event, go to www.ocgart.org.


IHSA STATE BASS FISHING TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

The 2012 IHSA State Bass Fishing Tournament is this week at Carlyle Lake.  Al Crocker said everyone has been working hard putting the final touches on this year’s competition.  The tournament will run from Thursday, May 3 through Saturday, May 5.  Students will fish Friday and Saturday, with weigh-ins at 3:00 p.m.  Al said the fish are ready for the kids.  Large Largemouth Bass are being caught all over the lake and it should be a very good tournament.  Two teams from Highland are competing at the state tournament this year.

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FIRST NATIONAL BANK COMMUNITY AWARDS

The First National Bank of Greenville, Mulberry Grove, Vandalia, and Patoka 2012 Hometown Support Luncheon was at Cunetto’s Restaurant recently.  40 hometown, non-profit organizations throughout Bond County received checks to further their good work. First National Bank President Ernie Chappel said the event was one of their highlights of the year.  Ernie said they started the Hometown Support Luncheon program in Vandalia more than 10 years ago.  It gives First National Bank an opportunity to make a small donation to local organizations.  Each recipient is able to tell their story and talk about how they will use the donations to better the community.

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SIGN TO BE ADDED TO BOND COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL

Visitors to the Bond County Veterans Memorial will soon have a guide to help them find bricks of their loved ones.  Judge John Knight said they have had a lot of requests for assistance in finding bricks.  People who visit the memorial sometimes are not able to locate a specific brick because they are not in alphabetical order.  To solve this problem, they have developed a directory that will, by alphabetical order, give each brick a row and column number.  Visitors will be able to find the brick on the directory, and then find the brick’s specific location.  The sign will be approximately 3 feet by 8 or 9 feet in size, and will be located in close proximity to the memorial.  All of the bricks will be included on the directory.

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GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER RECEIVES AWARD

Greenville High School teacher Mrs. Anne McLaughlin recently received an award.  High School Principal Wendy Porter told WGEL Mrs. McLaughlin was selected as an Outstanding Educator for Region 5 for the Illinois Educators Association.  There are 37 school districts in Region 5.  She was nominated by a fellow staff member based on her dedication to Greenville High School and her work for the association.  Mrs. McLaughlin has been very proactive in her classes, bringing real-world government to all her students.  She also stays up-to-date on current legislation and encourages other educators to do the same.   Mrs. McLaughlin has brought a positive spirit and atmosphere to GHS for years.  She will be retiring at the end of this school year and Principal Porter said they will be sorry to see her go.

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OBITUARIES

Clinton “Pete” Kerin

Clinton “Pete” Kerin, age 86, of Highland, passed away Sunday, April 29 at Faith Care Center in Highland.  Funeral arrangements for 86 year-old Clinton “Pete” Kerin are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

Margaret L. Brown

Margaret L. Brown, age 89, of Glen Carbon, passed away Friday, April 27 at her residence. Funeral services will be Monday, at noon, at the First United Methodist Church in Greenville. Interment will be in Robinson Cemetery in Pocahontas. Friends may call Monday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church.

Martha Wobbe

Martha Wobbe, age 84, of Breese, passed away Sunday, April 29 at her home.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Dominic Church.  Burial will be in St. Dominic / St. Augustine Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Breese American Legion Auxiliary services will be Wednesday, at 7:00 p.m.  Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.

Maxine L. Blankenship

Maxine L. Blankenship, age 71, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, April 26 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Reverend Russell D. Carnagey

Reverend Russell D. Carnagey, age 77, of Florissant, Missouri, formerly of Alhambra, passed away Friday, April 27 at St. Sophia Health and Rehab Center in Florissant.  Funeral arrangements for 77 year-old Reverend Russell D. Carnagey are pending at Alternative Funeral & Cremation Services in Saint Peters, Missouri.

Wyatt Daniel Brumberlow

Wyatt Daniel Brumberlow, infant son of Kenneth Brumberlow and Samantha Phegley, passed away Tuesday, April 24.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Montrose Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the family.


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