10-23-2012

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HEAVY RAIN HITS AREA MONDAY

Heavy rain hit the area Monday. Rain totals varied greatly across the WGEL listening area. In Greenville, as of 6:00 o'clock this morning, the Sewer Plant recorded .76 inches of rain and here at the WGEL studios, we also had .76 of an inch. If you traveled north, the totals rose rapidly. In Coffeen, one person got 3.7 inches, 5.25 inches were reported northeast of Greenville, 2.5 inches south of Pocahontas, 1.1 inches in Hamburg, and one inch north of Rt. 140 at Idler Lane. Madison and Clinton Counties were under severe thunderstorm warnings and quarter size hail was reported by the National Weather Service. WGEL's Erin O'Tool was very close to some very destructive lightning.


NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION AT GREENVILLE EDUCATION CENTER

New KC students are invited to attend New Student Orientation at the Greenville Education Center.  The free program introduces students to information and contacts important for a successful start of their college experience.  Orientation is Friday, November 16, from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.  Reservations are requested for everyone attending including guests.  For more information or to register, call 545-3063.


ISAH ACCEPTING DEER FOR NEEDY FAMILIES

The Illinois Sportsmen Against Hunger, ISAH, was established in 1994 to help provide food for needy families in Illinois.  The ISAH program encourages hunters to donate harvested white-tail deer to local charities and food banks.  The donation is tax-deductible and donors may choose the processor and/or food bank to receive the donation.  Hunters must properly field dress the deer and the program offers $50.00 to assist with the processing costs.  For more information, call 217-785-5091.


GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL TAKES STEPS TO CURB SPREAD OF INFLUENZA

Greenville Regional Hospital is taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of influenza and you are asked to join the hospital in taking an active role in the fight against the spread of the virus.  If you have flu symptoms, avoid visiting friends or family in the hospital until at least five days after the illness.  Greenville Regional Hospital Staff Health & Infection Control Coordinator Bonnie Thierry said, “Influenza virus is spread through the respiratory tract.  It may be transmitted through the droplets produced when a person coughs, sneezes, or even talks.  Droplets may easily spread three feet and may be left on a person’s hands or other surfaces.”  Small kiosks are at all entrances to the hospital with surgical masks, hand sanitizer, and facial tissues.  You are encouraged to use these items if you have flu symptoms.  Thierry added, “A flu shot is the only way to properly immunize yourself against influenza.”  For information about flu shot clinics, contact the health department at 664-1442.


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GREENVILLE COLLEGE STUDENTS HOST HAUNTED HOUSE

The community is invited to a Halloween event at Greenville College.  A haunted house, sponsored by the Greenville College bands, will open October 28, at 6:00 p.m. to raise funds for The Simple Room.  The Whitlock Music Center will be transformed into “Nightmare Off Elm Street.”  The haunted house will be open to all ages, from 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.  General admission is $4.00 and student admission is $2.00. All proceeds go to The Simple Room, a local non-profit organization providing free youth programs.

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WATER COLOR PAINTING CLASS AT GREENVILLE EDUCATION CENTER

The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing Community Education is offering a “Water Color Painting” class at the Greenville Education Center.  The class is Saturdays, November 3 and 10, from 10:00 a.m. until noon.  The cost for students under age 60 is $20.00.  Students age 60 and older may register at no charge.  For more information, call 664-9394.



OBITUARIES

Birdie V. Wilke

Birdie V. Wilke, age 93, of Highland, passed away Monday, October 22, at Aviston Countryside Manor.  Funeral arrangements for Birdie V. Wilke are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


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