03-13-2013

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RURAL BROADBAND INVESTMENTS PURCHASES NEWWAVE COMMUNICATIONS

Rural Broadband Investments recently announced the purchase of Newwave Communications from Pamlico Capital.  Newwave is the cable provider in Greenville and many surrounding communities.  Currently, Newwave provides cable and internet to more than 90,000 customers in rural Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Arkansas.

Phil Spencer, CEO of Rural Broadband Investments said, “NewWave has done an outstanding job upgrading its network, moving to DOC SIS 3.0 and constructing fiber to tie their markets together. In addition, NewWave has an outstanding employee base and we plan to continue to build on the great work they have done over the last several years.”

In a press release, Rural Broadband Investments said it plans to acquire more rural and small to mid-sized cable providers. 


GREENVILLE COLLEGE TO OFFER THREE-YEAR DEGREES

Financing a four-year college journey toward a bachelor’s degree often puts a painful squeeze on middle class families.  Greenville College responded to the middle class squeeze with an affordable option.  It will offer a three-year bachelor’s degree program in 16 majors beginning fall 2013.  Greenville College Acting President Randy Bergen said, “These programs provide the same quality and rigor of our four-year programs.  By providing year-round instruction, students will save money and time.  Because summer courses are offered online, students may live at home to further reduce their expenses.”  The three-year degree programs could shave about 20 percent off the cost of a traditional four-year degree.  For more information, call 664-6752.

 

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GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS BOOSTERS 3-ON-3 TOURNEY

The Greenville High School Sports Boosters are gearing up for their annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Saturday, March 23.  Randy Alderman said the tournament will be at the high school and junior high.  Boys and girls teams with students in grades 3-8 may now register to compete.  The entry fee is $15.00 per player.  All proceeds from the tournament will go to Greenville High School sports programs.  For more information or to register a team, call Joe Alstat at 664-5580.


MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC AGGREGATION INFORMATION MEETINGS

The Greenville City Council passed an ordinance to place a question on the April 9 ballot concerning supply of electricity to residential and small commercial customers in Greenville.  The City of Greenville is hosting public information meetings concerning electric aggregation Thursday, March 14 and Monday, April 1, at 7:00 p.m., at the Greenville Municipal Building. Good Energy Consultants will provide an overview of electric aggregation, explain the process, and answer questions.  For more information, call 664-1644.

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OBITUARIES

Kyle J. Roberts

Kyle J. Roberts, age 28, of Sorento, passed away Sunday, March 10, at St. Louis University Hospital.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Brown Cemetery in Old Ripley.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project or to Crime Stoppers.

Ronald D. Brown

Ronald D. Brown, age 51, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Tuesday, March 12, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Mulberry Grove First Baptist Church.  Friends may call Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the family.  The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Hattie B. Barciszewski

Hattie B. Barciszewski, age 95, of Highland, passed away Monday, March 11, at Faith Care Center in Highland.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m., at the St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, also in Highland.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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