5-25-2012

 




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BOND COUNTY MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITIES 2012

In Greenville, Memorial Day festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. Monday at the Veterans Memorial, where they will be changing the flags and recognizing new bricks in the memorial.  Immediately following that ceremony, the Lincoln Land Leathernecks are putting on a parade beginning in front of the DeMoulin Museum and ending at Montrose Cemetery.

American Legion Post 1180 of Mulberry Grove Memorial Day services start Saturday, May 26, at 8:00 a.m. at the Mulberry Grove and Taylor Cemeteries with the placing of flags at every Veteran’s grave.  The Avenue of Flags around the Mulberry Grove Cemetery will be raised Sunday, May 27, at 8:00 a.m. and a memorial service is scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m. Sunday with guest speaker retired Army Major General Wayne Erk. There will also be roll call, a 21 gun salute, taps, and a closing prayer. 

Pocahontas American Legion services start at 11:00 a.m. with an opening prayer.  They will lower and raise the flags and call out the names of the KIAs and POWs on their monument.  Services will be at Robinson Cemetery.  The Highland VFW’s firing detail will be present alongside the Pocahontas Color Guard.

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PUBLISHING CLEARING HOUSE SCAM

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department recently received a report of a Publishing Clearing House scam.  According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, a victim received a letter informing him he had won $650,000.00 in cash and an offer to pay off any credit cards with a balance.  The letter instructed the victim to call the Publishers Clearing House and provided a number.  The victim called the number and sent a check to the fictitious company for slightly less than $5,000.00.  If you receive a similar contact, do not believe the promise of large sums of money for your cooperation.  Guard your account information carefully and never give a credit card number over the phone unless you make the call.  If you believe you are the target or victim of a scam, contact your local police department.


POCAHONTAS-OLD RIPLEY HOMECOMING

The Pocahontas-Old Ripley Volunteer Fireman & EMS Homecoming is Friday and Saturday, July 13-14, from 5:00 p.m. until midnight.  Rachel Wilfong said the event is at the Gretchen Wilson Park and they will have food, beer, and a carnival.  The parade is Saturday at 4:30 p.m.  The Jim Miller band will perform Friday night and Exit 36 will entertain Saturday evening.  Advance tickets will be available for the carnival at the Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire Station June 1 to July 11.  For more information, call 669-2349.


TWO NURSE PRACTITIONERS JOIN GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL MEDICAL TEAM

Certified Family Nurse Practitioners Stephanie Comrie and Charlotte Hall are joining the medical team at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Stephanie Comrie will see patients at the McCracken, Dawdy, Hall Family Practice Center and Charlotte Hall will see patients at the McCracken, Dawdy, Hall Family Practice Center and Greenville Medical Associates.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 664-1380.


OLD FACES IN NEW PLACES AT UNIT 2 SCHOOLS

Eric Swingler has been the Pocahontas School Principal for the last several years.  Next year he will be the Greenville Elementary School Principal for students in K-5th grade.  Jason Rakers was hired as the new Pocahontas Principal.  Scott Pasley will serve as the KRP Director and District Special Education Coordinator.  The board voted to rehire coaches at the High School and Jr. High School.  Roger Loyd was hired as the high school girls golf coach to replace the retiring Jim Huff. 

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OBITUARIES

Mildred Summers

Mildred Summers, age 62, of Coffeen, passed away Wednesday, May 23 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  Memorial services will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Assembly of God Church in Litchfield.  Burial will be in Olive Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  The Toberman-Dean Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 


WEATHER

SATURDAY - sunny, high 95, low 72

SUNDAY - sunny, high 96, low 73

MONDAY - mostly sunny, high 93, low 71 with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms

 


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guest this week is Greenville Fire Chief Bill Johnston.  They will talk about summer fire safety, how you may stay safe and enjoy cookouts and bonfires, and how to properly handle fireworks.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here at WGEL.


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