05-18-2012

 




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AMEREN WARNS OF SCAM

A scam has been affecting utility customers in several states recently.  Ameren spokesperson Victoria Busch said the scam is being called the “Obama Utility Payment Scam.”  The scam claims the President is extending a $1500.00 credit to customers to help pay their utility bill.  This is false.  Victoria said their advice is to take precautions and do not provide any personal or financial information to anyone who is calling on the phone, emailing, or knocking on your door.  Ameren Illinois never calls anyone asking for payments over the phone.  If someone shows up at your home, close and lock the door and call your local police immediately.  If you have any questions, call the Ameren Customer Service Center at 800-755-5000. 


WEEKEND WEATHER LOOKS GREAT FOR 7TH ANNUAL BLUEGRASS IN THE PARK

The 7th annual Bond County Habitat for Humanity Bluegrass in the Park is Saturday, May 19, from noon – 8:00 p.m., at Patriot’s Park.  There is no admission charge.  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy bluegrass music with groups Rural Rights Revival, Jagged Grass, Big Spike Hammer, and The Red Haired Boys.  Food and beverages will be available.  Proceeds support Bond County Habitat for Humanity.  For more information, call Russel at 791-8784.

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MURDER MYSTERY DINNER FUNDRAISER

The First Christian Church Relay for Life Team is sponsoring a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Saturday, May 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.  Chad Warner said those who attend the dinner will receive a clue and information from characters from the Wild West.  They will then get a chance to ask questions and try to figure out who the murderer is.  Tickets are $10.00 each and are available at the First Christian Church, Watson’s Drug Store, or Bradford National Bank.  Wes Pourchot will be cooking the meal consisting of pulled pork and all the fixings.


BOND COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE PAINT THE TOWN PURPLE

Saturday, May 19, many residents will be adding a touch of purple to their yards or businesses to show support for the Bond County Relay for Life.  Relay for Life Chairperson Patti Brooks said Paint the Town Purple is the beginning of the Relay for Life season.  It is the signature event where all of the teams from the relay go throughout the town to businesses and homeowners asking for their support for the relay.  They may show a yard sign, hang up a purple cancer ribbon, or tie a purple bow around a tree.  Patti said they want everyone to start seeing purple so they know the relay is just two weeks away. Saturday, May 19, at 9:00 a.m., on the southwest side of the square, Mayor Gaffner will be reading a proclamation declaring it “Paint the Town Purple Day.” There will be a large purple cancer ribbon painted on the street.  If you have any questions, call 830-6089.


GREENVILLE CITY-WIDE YARD SALE MAPS AVAILABLE

The first ever Greenville city-wide yard sale is this weekend.  Donna Dothager, at the Greenville Municipal Building, said maps are available at the Greenville Municipal Building, Greenville Police Department, Chamber of Commerce Office, Greenville Public Library, and Greenville Public Works Facility.  Donna said there has been an overwhelming response and she believes the city will be buzzing with excitement as people set out to see what treasures they may find.  If you have any questions, call the Greenville Municipal Building at 664-1644.


BOND COUNTY CHALLENGER BASEBALL HOLDING FUNDRAISER THIS WEEKEND

Bond County Challenger Baseball, a league for disabled children, is having a fund raising bazaar Saturday, May 19, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville.  Several activities are planned and there will be food, a bake sale, and vendor sales.  For more information, call 367-6114.

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OBITUARIES

Edith V. “Edie” Lappe

Edith V. “Edie” Lappe, age 80, of Breese, passed away Wednesday, May 16 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Burial will be in St. John Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to St. John Church or to the Lymphoma/Leukemia Foundation.  The Breese American Legion Auxiliary services are Sunday, at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Helen P. Simmonds

Helen P. Simmonds, age 93, of Millersburg, passed away Thursday, May 17 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral arrangements for 93 year-old Helen P. Simmonds are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

L. Jane Shank

L. Jane Shank, age 85, formerly of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, May 16 in Springfield.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. at the Greenville First Christian Church.  Burial will be in Smith Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Bond County Retired Teacher Association Scholarship Fund.  Young Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - sunny, high 87, low 66

SUNDAY - partly sunny, 30% chance of showers in the afternoon, high 87, low 63


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guest this week is Dr. Lamar Hasbrouck , the Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health.  They’ll talk about Asthma Awareness Month, some of the things that you should talk about with your doctor, and how to find relief when you have an attack.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here at WGEL.


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