LIBRARY CLOSED MONDAY FOR VETERANS DAY
The Greenville Public Library will be closed on Monday, November 12th in honor of Veteran’s Day. For more information, call the library at 664-3115.
OCTOBER GREENVILLE FIRE DISTRICT REPORT
Greenville Firefighters responded to sixteen calls in October. One fire call was to a structure fire, one was to assist EMS, and three were false alarms. Three responses were due to system activations, there were two carbon monoxide alarms, one spill or leak, two smoke scares, one call was canceled enroute, and two other calls. Greenville Firefighters answered 191 calls during the fiscal year November 1, 2011 – October 31, 2012.
WET WEATHER CAUSES ACCIDENTS ON SUNDAY
The heavy rain made it difficult to drive at times on Sunday. The Greenville Police and Bond County Sherriff’s department responded to three separate accidents Sunday evening. Two accidents on I-70 happened within 6 minutes of each other. The first was on I-70 east bound at 5PM, the second on west bound lanes at 5:06. Another accident happened when a driver lost control on Baumann Road around 8:51PM and left he roadway to the right and struck a utility pole. No one was hurt in any of the accidents.
The Greenville Fire Department was called to a CO Alarm at 306 Beaumont. High CO counts were found due to a partially blocked chimney.
LOCAL STUDENT LAUNCHES CRAFT SALES FACEBOOK PAGE TO SUPPORT CANCER RESEARCH
Jordan Arseneau, twelve-year old daughter of Greenville Regional Hospital Inpatient Care Center Nurse Misty Arseneau, launched a Facebook page called “Jordan’s Cool Creations to Cure Cancer.” Jordan creates and sells original clipboards, bookmarks, notepads, calendars, and other items made from multi-colored Duct Tape. All proceeds go to cancer research. Thursday, October 25, Jordan presented $150.00 to Dr. Anne Borwick, Hospitalist Physician at Greenville Regional Hospital. The donation is the beginning of the fund raising efforts for the 2013 Avon Walk to benefit breast cancer research.
DUDLEYVILLE 4-H CLUB TO SEND CARE PACKAGES TO TROOPS
The Dudleyville 4-H Club is again sending care packages to troops. According to Wes Pourchot, the project called “Care Packages for Troops in Harms Way” has been an annual activity for the 4-H club for about eleven years. Care packages will be assembled Sunday, November 18 at the U of I Extension office in Greenville. You may donate items for the care packages such as powdered drink mixes, beef jerky, hand lotion, insect repellent, hand wipes, tooth paste, and other personal items. Please take items to the Extension office by Thursday, November 15 and leave your name and address. To add a soldier’s name to the list, just leave the name and address at the Extension office or call Wes Pourchot at 410-8946. Wes expressed thanks to everyone who has helped make the project successful these past years.