02-21-2013

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WINTRY MIX HEADED FOR BOND COUNTY TODAY

A mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain will make its way through the listening area today.  Scott Truett, Senior Forecaster at the National Weather Service Office in St. Louis said the wintry mix will begin hitting the WGEL listening area late morning or early afternoon.   Once the precipitation hits, it will fall quite quickly and conditions could deteriorate rapidly.  Truett said although the morning commute should be clear for Greenville and Bond County, the evening drive home could be a completely different story.  The amount of accumulation is difficult to predict because the specific type of precipitation, snow, sleet, or freezing rain, is unknown. Regardless of the type of precipitation, travel conditions will be hazardous today. It's possible that some areas coule see .1-.25 inches of ice according to new information from the NWS. Also snow accumulations totals will vary greatly in the metreo east. Thunder snow has even been reported in Missouri already this morning.


SEVERAL CANCELLATIONS DUE TO IMPENDING WINTER WEATHER

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce's Behind the Scenes program at Naco Printing scheduled for Thursday, February 21 has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 21.

The Greenville Women's Club monthly meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 21 has been cancelled. Their next meeting will be March 14.

Several FFA Week activities have been rescheduled due to the weather. The Greenville FFA petting zoo will be Tuesday, February 26, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The work auction has been moved to Tuesday, February 26. The meal will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria with the auction beginning at 7:30 in the library.

 

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AMERICA’S FARMERS GROW COMMUNITIES PROGRAM

Greenville farmer, Keith Frueh, was a winner in the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.  Annie Kayser from Monsanto said the program really focuses on highlighting the important contributions farmers make to rural communities.  The program is open to any farmers who have 250 acres or more who are within their target geography.  Eligibility does not depend on the brand of seeds farmers plant so long as they are actively engaged in farming 250 acres or more. 70,000 farmers across the US applied for the award.  Farmers may begin applying for next year’s award August 1.  


ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Two requests were on the agenda for the Zoning Board of Appeals.
The first concerned the Carlisle SynTec plans to build an 80 foot tall blending tower. The new building requires this height to allow proper mixing of materials as they flow into the production line.
The second request was for an extension to a balcony at 214 N. Second Street. The extension will allow a depth of five feet for the balcony, making it much more usable.  It will have a cover similar to the existing balcony near the entrance to the building.
The board approved both issues and their recommendation will be forwarded to the city council meeting March 12.

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OBITUARIES

Mary Jo MacKenzie

Mary Jo MacKenzie, age 72, of Marine, passed away Saturday, February 16, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marine.  Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the family.  The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Marine is in charge of arrangements. 

Eva E. “Eve” Weiss

Eva E. “Eve” Weiss, age 94, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, February 19, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  Funeral arrangements will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Brown Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, or to the Parkinson Disease Foundation.

Barbara A. Simpson

Barbara A. Simpson, age 79, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, February 19, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 3:00 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Highland.  Friends may call Saturday, from 2:00 p.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church.  Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of arrangements.

William M. “Bill” Burke

William M. “Bill” Burke, age 65, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, February 20, at his home.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


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