08-20-2012

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KIDNEYMOBILE TO VISIT GREENVILLE

The KidneyMobile is coming to Greenville.  We spoke with Mark Ayers at the Bond County Health Department about their visit.
Mark told WGEL that the Bond County Health Department, in conjunction with the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, is bringing the KidneyMobile to Greenville.  They will have free kidney and diabetes screenings.  No appointments are needed.  The KidneyMobile will be located at 1520 South 4th Street on Tuesday, August 21st from 10:00am-2:00pm.  They will also offer blood pressure, blood sugar, waist circumference, and many more tests.  For more information about the KidneyMobile, call the health department at 664-1442.

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LOCATOR TABLE TO BE INSTALLED AT VETERANS MEMORIAL

A locator table will be mounted Monday, August 20, at 9:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in Greenville.  Tony Koonce said the Bond County Veteran’s Memorial Committee has been working on this locator table for several years.  Using the table, families and friends will be able to more easily find their loved one’s bricks on the memorial.  The names will be listed alphabetically and there will be an exact corresponding brick location.

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VEHICLE GETS HIT BY LIVE POWER LINE

Pocahontas Village Marshall Gino Feazel had a nearly shocking experience last week. Gino said they were patrolling the village looking for trees and power lines which may have been knocked down in the storms.  As he was driving around, a power line fell across the top of his squad car between the spotlight and mirror.  He put his car in park and waited for someone to come and get him.  Gino told WGEL anytime something like that happens you do not want to get out of your vehicle.  Remain inside your car with your windows rolled up and wait for help.

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BOND COUNTY FOOD PANTRY IN NEED OF DONATIONS

The Bond County Food Pantry is in need of donations.  According to Anna Oestreich, late summer is the time of year when they experience the lowest contribution rate.  As fall and the holidays approach, donations are expected to increase.  Over the past two months, there has been a substantial increase in the number of requests for food.  Anna told WGEL they have assisted more than 800 people in the past two months, an all-time high for the food pantry.  Anna thanked area farmers and home gardeners who have been donating their extra produce to the pantry.   If you would like to donate, contact the senior center at 664-1465.


BURN BAN LIFTED

After the rain Thursday evening, Greenville Fire Chief Bill Johnston spoke with area fire chiefs about continuing the burning ban in Bond County.  According to Bill Johnston, the Bond County burning ban is lifted effective immediately.  Bill sends thanks to all who observed the burning ban and refrained from outside burning during this very hot, dry time and helped keep out-of-control fires to a minimum in Bond County.  Bill sends this word of warning that dry conditions may still persist and if you burn outside, keep fires small, burn on quiet days, and never leave a fire unattended. 

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OBITUARIES

Fern E. Zeller

Fern E. Zeller, age 95, of Pocahontas, passed away Friday, August 17 at her home.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.

G. Ernie Milhoan

G. Ernie Milhoan, age 87, of rural Fayette County, passed away Thursday, August 16 at his home.  In keeping with his wishes, his body has been donated to the SIU School of Medicine and there will be no formal funeral services at this time.  Memorials are suggested to the Greenville Free Methodist Church.  The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Harold J. “Harry” Robben

Harold J. “Harry” Robben, age 78, of Germantown, passed away Friday, August 17 at his residence.  A Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice or to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.  Moss Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Wilmer J. Stueber

Wilmer J. Stueber, age 82, of Westminster, South Carolina, passed away Sunday, August 19, at Anderson Area Medical Center in Anderson, South Carolina.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Trenton Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Evangelical United Church of Christ.


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