08-31-2012

 




JIM KRAMPER ON INCOMING RAIN FROM ISAAC

The listening area could see some substantial rainfall over the next few days as a result of Hurricane Isaac.  Warning Coordinator Meteorologist Jim Kramper, at the National Weather Service Office in St. Louis, said the remains of Hurricane Isaac should move into parts of Southern Missouri Friday morning, with rainfall hitting the St. Louis Metropolitan area by Friday afternoon.  The rain will spread across parts of Eastern Missouri and Southwestern Illinois Saturday and should wind down Sunday.  An average of three to five inches of rain are expected with localized amounts of six to seven inches possible.  Flooding issues are not an immediate concern as the ground is still very dry due to the drought.  There is a slight danger of flooding near rivers and streams. 

Below is a link to the latest path of Isaac

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/wxstory.php?site=lsx


GREENVILLE’S CAMERON WALTER BREAKS ALL-TIME RUSHING RECORD

During the victory over Litchfield last Friday night, Greenville High School Senior Cameron Walter broke the school’s all-time rushing record.  Comets football coach Todd Hutchinson said Cameron is a great kid, a great student, and a great football player.  Cameron has a real opportunity this year, as there are still 13 weeks left in the season.  According to Coach Hutchinson, Cameron works hard every day on and off the field. Walter achieved 60 yards rushing in last week’s performance, putting him 10 yards over the past record with the entire season in front of him.  The Comets take on Piasa Friday night at home.

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BENEFIT FOR WAYNE STIEF FAMILY

The Wayne Stief family experienced several personal tragedies over the past few years.  The family lost their home in 2009, a daughter was diagnosed with cancer in January 2011, Wayne’s wife died in July 2011, a son was killed in a traffic accident in August 2012, and Wayne was laid off from his job.  A benefit to show love, support, and relief for this family is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, at the Greenville VFW, starting at 5:30 p.m.   There will be food, entertainment, live and silent auctions, and plenty of fun for everyone.  The cost is $15.00 for singles and $25.00 for couples age 21 and older, $10.00 for persons under age 21, and children age 5 and under will be admitted free.  An account has been established at Bradford Bank for the family.  For more information, call Rachel at 570-5439.


HEAVY RAIN COULD POSE PROBLEMS FOR DRIVERS THIS WEEKEND

As a result of Hurricane Isaac, the listening area could see heavy rainfall this Labor Day weekend.  Illinois State Police Trooper Mike Link said when driving in the rain, reduce your speed.  With heavy rain, visibility becomes limited, and speeding is especially dangerous.  Do not drive through high water.  You may think the water is passable but it only takes a few inches of fast-moving water to pick up a car.  Be prepared before you leave.  Check your windshield wipers and tire tread.  This will help ensure safe travel in rain.

SHOAL CREEK ABATE TO MEET

The Shoal Creek ABATE is scheduled to meet Sunday, September 9, at 1:00 p.m., at the Vandalia VFW.


MATT WILLMAN ON HEAVY RAIN FROM ISAAC

According to the National Weather Service, remnants of Hurricane Isaac could drop three to five inches of rain in the WGEL listening area over the three-day weekend.  Matt Willman with the City of Greenville, said we do not often worry about hurricanes in this part of the country.  Governor Bond Lake is about 16-18 inches below normal.  Three inches of rain would not do too much to affect the lake but five inches could create some flooding issues.  This time of year, it is not uncommon for lake residents to have paddle boats or canoes tied up at their dock.  During times of low water, these boats sometimes float under the dock and if we get five inches of rain this weekend, boats could be stuck there.  Matt also advised you check your patio furniture before the rain gets here. 


UNIT 2 FINANCE COMMITTEE TO MEET

The Unit 2 Finance Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday, September 6, at 9:00 a.m., in the main office at 1004 Savannah Way.

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OBITUARIES

Lucille E. Higgins

Lucille E. Higgins, age 84, of Edwardsville, passed away Thursday, August 30, at Relais Bonne Eau in Edwardsville.  Funeral arrangements for 84 year-old Lucille E. Higgins are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - 100% chance of rain, may be heavy at times, high 79, low 73

SUNDAY - cloudy with 70% chance of rain, high 82, low 74


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Tom’s guests this week are Jim Zeeb and Ron Marshall, both served on the Bond County High Speed Communications Committee that recently made their report to the Bond County Board.  Tom, Jim and Ron will discuss the committee’s purpose, their findings and recommendations to help ensure solid and reliable high speed communication service in Bond County.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL. 

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