8-13-2012

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ALTAMONT MAN KILLED AT EFFINGHAM COUNTY FAIR

Glen A. Mathias, age 54, of Altamont, passed away as a result of an accident at the Effingham County Fair Saturday, August 11.  According to Effingham County Coroner Leigh Hammer, at 11:44 a.m., authorities received a 911 call from the fairgrounds in Altamont where workers were moving concrete barriers on the track.  Mathias was run over by a pay loader while doing work on the track in front of the grandstand preparing it for the evening’s events.  Mathias was pronounced dead at the scene.  The incident remains under investigation by the Effingham County Coroner’s Office and the Effingham County Sheriff’s Department. 


THE NEW WORK WEEK STARTS WITH OVERNIGHT RAIN

Showers and thunderstorms moved through the area early this morning.  Here are the Greenville rain totals.  41 hundredths of an inch were measured at the Sewer Plant, 39 hundredths at the station on Sixth Street, and 45 hundredths at Idler Lane and Rt. 140.  The gauge at WGEL showed about four tenths of an inch.


CHURCH HISTORY PROGRAM AT DONNELLSON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

The Donnellson Presbyterian Church in Donnellson will be featured at the annual church history program of the Bond County Historical and Genealogical Societies Monday, August 13.  The program will include an overview of the history of the 193 year old church.  Church members and friends will share memories of the church built in 1890.  The program will also include information about the history of Donnellson and reminiscences of Reverend James D. Howie, who has served the Donnellson Presbyterian Church and the five other current member churches of the Parish of the Open Door for almost 58 years.  Reverend Howie first began preaching in some of these churches in 1954 when he was a student at Millikin University and he was ordained in 1959 in the Donnellson Church.  The evening starts at 6:00 p.m. with a potluck supper.  Meat, beverages, and table service will be provided.  Please bring a covered dish to share.

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NEW PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALK SIGNS FOR GREENVILLE

Greenville residents will notice new pedestrian crosswalk signs at various intersections around town.  Drivers are reminded they are now required to come to a complete stop and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing the street within a crosswalk.  Look for the new pedestrian crosswalk signs coming soon to Greenville streets.


FAYETTE COUNTY CROP SURVEY RESULTS

The Fayette County Crop Survey indicated the corn yield in Fayette County should average 41.65 bushels per acre, with a range from 0 to 170.2 bushels per acre.  The average last year was 149.69.  The soybean crop average should be 21.49 bushels per acre, with samples ranging between 2 and 51 bushels per acre.  Last year, the soybean average was 32.48.

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BOND COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH TO MEET

The Bond County Board of Health is scheduled to meet Monday, August 13, at 6:30 p.m.  The agenda includes a dental clinic update, fiscal year 2013 grants and budget, an IDPH H3N2 flu virus memo, and a West Nile virus update.


GREENVILLE FIRE DISTRICT JULY INCIDENT SUMMARY

The Greenville Fire Protection District released the incident summary for July.  Firefighters responded to 28 calls with six of those calls to structure fires and one to a vehicle fire.  Five calls were to grass, brush, and trash fires.  Firefighters provided mutual aid twice, assisted EMS once, and were on standby once.  They were dispatched twice to carbon monoxide alarms, three times for spills or leaks, and twice to smoke scares.  There were two system activation alarms and three other type calls. 

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DREAM WEDDINGS AND SWEETEST THINGS

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce had another ribbon cutting Friday as Dream Weddings and Sweetest Things combine in their new location on the north side of the Greenville Square. Greenville Chamber Director John Goldsmith said it was a great day for the downtown square as well as for the Greenville Chamber of Commerce.  It is exciting to see two well established businesses come together.  Goldsmith said they have done a marvelous job remodeling the space and they are an excellent addition to the square.  He believes they will do very well.  Dream Weddings and Sweetest Things are in the old GET Video location.  Goldsmith said the new location has a certain amount of style and flare and he believes people will be very impressed when they see it.

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OBITUARIES

Charles V. Romani

Charles V. Romani, age 95, passed away Friday, August 10 at Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m. at the Greenville First United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with military honors by Greenville VFW Post #1377.  Friends may call Monday, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Greenville First United Methodist Church.  Young Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Theresa M. Nance

Theresa M. Nance, age 82, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, August 12 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at Young Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Brown Cemetery in Pocahontas.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Brown Cemetery or the Bond County Humane Society.

 


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