03-18-2013

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GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY GIVES MAJOR GIFT TO HOSPITAL

For decades, the Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary has been raising money and donating their efforts to the betterment of local health care.  Thursday night the Auxiliary presented its major gift of $315,000.00 to the hospital.  This year the money will be used to purchase two new Ultrasound Units, an infant security system, a colon scope, and educational materials for mammography patients.  Imaging Services Director Paul File said the new ultrasound machine will show a 4-D image of a baby including movement.  The auxiliary had a record sales year at the thrift shop.  The auxiliary works throughout the year fundraising and volunteering at Greenville Regional Hospital and has given 4.5 million dollars to the hospital.  If you would like to be part of the auxiliary, call the hospital at 664-1230.    


RAIN TOTALS FOR GREENVILLE

We got some rain Sunday and Sunday night.  Officially in Greenville, 87 hundredths of an inch were recorded at the Sewer Plant, 95 hundredths at the station on Sixth Street, and 88 hundredths at Idler Lane and Rt. 140.

 

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ANTI-BULLYING PROGRAM AT GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

The Greenville High School anti-bullying committee, named Legacy, will present a program on bullying and cyber-bullying March 18, at 7:30 p.m., at the high school. Committee sponsor Lorna Stowers said the program will be educational and is an attempt to raise awareness about what bullying and cyber-bullying is.  They will discuss what students, parents, administrators, teachers, and the community may do to help understand, face, and conquer bullying.  For more information, call the school at 664-1370.

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ELECTRIC AGGREGATION PUBLIC MEETING

The first of two public meetings to inform Greenville residents about the Municipal Electric Aggregation issue that will be on the April 9 ballot was Thursday night. Greenville voters will decide if they want to join an aggregation of many other Illinois cities to negotiate for lower electric costs.  Steve Bryant, an employee of the Good Energy Company, is currently working with the city on this issue.  He presented the case for Greenville residents to vote in favor of the aggregation.  According to Bryant, many consumers in Illinois are already seeing 20 to 30 percent savings on their electric bills through the aggregation process. A second meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 1, at 7:00 p.m. at the municipal building.   

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DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE IMPROVED GREATLY IN ILLINOIS

Recent rains brought quite a bit of precipitation to the area lately.  Meteorologist Jayson Gosselin at the National Weather Service Office in St. Louis said most areas in Illinois and Missouri are currently not experiencing any drought conditions.  The only exception is the far western part of Missouri.  The US Drought Monitor takes rainfall observations but also takes crop impact, lake and pond levels, and water table levels into account when determining drought conditions.  The Climate Prediction Center says we should even more improvement over the next few months in areas still experiencing drought conditions.

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SYSTEM CHANGES AT GREENVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Greenville Public Library is a member of SHARE, the largest library automation consortium in the country encompassing 427 libraries throughout southern Illinois.  April 9, SHARE will go live with a new automation platform known as Polaris.  From now until April 9, the holds function of the current system will be off and you may not place holds or request items.  Please be patient with library staff as the new system is implemented.  For more information, call the library at 664-3115.  

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GREENVILLE COLLEGE GRABS THIRD STRAIGHT BEST OF SHOW AT ADDY COMPETITION

For the third consecutive year, a Greenville College student earned Best of Show honors at the Student ADDY Awards.  This year’s award went to Arley Cornell for his animated video “Sustainable Projects.”  The competition recognizes and rewards creative excellence in the art of advertising.  The school continues its perfect sweep of Best of Show while accumulating an impressive 22 Gold and Silver ADDY Awards over the past three years.  Several students were recognized for creative work with website design, cinematography, logo design, and magazine design.


LADY COMETS SOCCER TEAM GETS FIRST WIN OF SEASON

The Lady Comets soccer team competed in the Carlinville Cup Tournament this past weekend.  The Lady Comets defeated Springfield 4-1, in their first win of the season, to capture 7th place in the tournament.  Katie Horton had a hat trick and assisted Maria Reinhard for the fourth goal.  Emily Gaffner earned the win in goal with one save in the match.  The Lady Comets lost a hard-fought match Saturday, against Illinois Math & Science, 5-4.

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OBITUARIES

Arlene E. Kirsch

Arlene E. Kirsch, age 85, of St. Jacob, passed away Thursday, March 14, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m., at the St. Jacob United Church of Christ.  Burial will be in Keystone Cemetery, also in St. Jacob.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Highland Home or to the St. Jacob UCC.

Carolyn A. Creech

Carolyn A. Creech, age 72, of Alhambra, passed away Friday, March 15 at her home.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra.

Rochelle Daiber

Rochelle Daiber, age 75, of Highland, passed away Thursday, March 14, at her home.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

Calvin C. LeBegue

Calvin C. LeBegue, age 88, of Alhambra, passed away Friday, March 15, at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Alhambra.  Burial will be in Harris Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Harris Cemetery or to Camp Manitoumi.

Clara “Tillie” Cox Bennett

Clara “Tillie” Cox Bennett, age 86, of Greenville, passed away Friday, March 15, at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m., at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Fairview Heights.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church or to Fair Oaks Nursing Home.

George J. Daiber

George J. Dieber, age 77, of Pocahontas, passed away Saturday, March 16, at St. Louis University Hospital.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m., at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pierron.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery also in Pierron.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to the Calvary Cemetery, in the form of Masses, to the American Cancer Society, or the American Heart Association.


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