09-05-2012

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HEAVY RAIN OVER THE WEEKEND HELPS FIGHT DROUGHT

Hurricane Isaac brought along a tremendous amount of rain this past weekend, with local reports of more than seven inches.  St. Louis National Weather Service Meteorologist Jayson Gosselin said there were several reports of more than six inches of rain.  There was not a lot of flooding as the ground was dry and rivers and lakes relatively low.  There were three tornado touchdowns associated with Isaac, one in Missouri and two in Illinois.  These tornados were short-lived and caused minor structural damage in the few minutes they were on the ground.  Jayson said the rainfall will definitely help with the overall drought level of the state and will help replenish the water table.  In Quincy, Illinois, it rained so much their rain gauge got clogged up and was unable to take proper readings.  More rain is in the forecast this week.

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CUB SCOUTS SIGN UP NIGHT

Cub Scout sign-up night is Tuesday, September 11, at 7:00 p.m., at the Greenville Elementary School Cafeteria.  Pack 4057 Cub Master Greg Zykan said scouts are usually age 7-10.  It is the foremost youth program for boys incorporating outdoor activities, sports, academics, and helps teach ideas such as honesty, good citizenship, and respect.  Scouts participate in the annual pinewood derby, several soapbox car downhill races, rain gutter regattas, and other activities.  This year, they will be building small rockets.  For more information, call Cub Master Greg at 664-9735.


SWEC ANNUAL MEETING

The Southwestern Electric Cooperative 74th annual meeting is this Saturday.  Director of Communications Larry Deutsche said the meeting is at the Greenville Junior High School with doors opening at 7:00 a.m.  Breakfast will be served from 7:00 - 9:30 a.m. and the business meeting opens at 10:00.  This is an excellent opportunity for members to participate in the business of their co-op, elect new directors to the board, learn about programs and services, and meet their fellow members.  There is extensive information about the meeting in the September special edition of their magazine, "The Southwestern."  There will be a variety of activities for children including the Junior Lineman Challenge, carnival games, and more.  For more information about the meeting, call Susan File at 1-800-637-8667.

 

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TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID MOSQUITO BITES

The Bond County Health Department urges you to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites especially during increased outdoor activities and during evening school sporting events.  Mosquitoes spread West Nile Virus and encephalitis.  When outdoors, use mosquito repellent.  Remove old tires, tin cans, and other containers that might collect water and become mosquito breeding areas.  Keep weeds and shrubs trimmed and grass mowed.  For more information about mosquito control, call the Bond County Health Department at 664-1442, ext. 131.


GREENVILLE FLOWER SHOPPE FOOD DRIVE

Greenville Flower Shoppe is celebrating Good Neighbor Day Wednesday, September 5, with a food drive.  They have free gifts for those who donate while supplies last.  For more information, call 664-1100.

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SPORTS

LADY COMETS TENNIS BEATS HIGHLAND

Lady Comets beat Highland Tuesday and improved their record to 3-4 while playing their 7th away match in a row. In singles the top 4 all won in straight sets: Anna Brannon, Sarah Siefken, Anya Thomas, Abby Gaffner and all 3 doubles teams won: Brannon/Siefken, Katie Fibly/Dhiral Patel, Katelyn Eller/Abby Gaffner. JV winners: Singles - Toni Stiff, Doubles - Rebecca Sponsler & Jordyn Flood.

LADY COMETS GOLF RESULTS

Lady Comets results from earlier this week Marquette 195; Roxana 213; Auburn 217; Greenville 227.  Individual Scores:  Jackie Hoffmeier 51; Heather Wernle 53; Kami Suess 59; Eryn Smith 64; Carlee Braye 64; Payton Cline 69

COMETS SOCCER DOWNS MARQUETTE

Comets Soccer team defeated a skilled Marquette squad 3-1. Goals were scored by Trammel Horton, Ryan Mueller, and Silas Groves. Assists were credited to Shea Brendel, Dellon Sanders, and Horton. Lincoln Siebert recorded five saves in his winning effort in goal.


OBITUARIES

Wallis C. Keown

Wallis C. Keown, age 75, passed away Thursday, August 16, at Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis.  Graveside funeral services will be Friday, at 1:00 p.m., at Harris Cemetery in Alhambra.  Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is providing local arrangements.

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.


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