03-28-2013

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GREENVILLE COMMERCIAL CLUB AND GREENVILLE OPTIMISTS CLUB HOST ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT AT PATRIOT’S PARK

The annual Easter Egg hunt, sponsored by the Greenville Commercial Club and Greenville Optimists Club, is Saturday, March 30, at Patriot's Park.  Randy Alderman said the hunt starts at 2:00 p.m. and there will be several different age groups and a section for children with special needs.  Each category will have a Golden Egg and a Grand Prize.  There will be more than 2,400 eggs for kids to search for. 


TWO DEER CRASH INTO WEST & CO TUESDAY

Two unusual customers made quite an entrance at West & Company Tuesday.  Janice Romack said at around 9:30 a.m. she was sitting in her office working on a tax return when she heard what sounded like an explosion.  Glass started flying and Janice said two deer came into her office through the windows.  One deer took off down the hallway and went out the back door.  The other landed in Janice’s lap, causing a few minor scrapes and bruises.  That deer fled her office through one of the broken windows.  Janice said they have seen many crazy things during tax season but this one takes the cake.

 

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GREENVILLE FFA BANQUET

The Greenville FFA 57th Annual Parent and Member Banquet was Tuesday, March 26, at the Greenville First Christian Church.  Chapter President Kayley Woker said she received the Leadership Award at the banquet.  She was not expecting this honor but she is very appreciative of it.  She hopes she is leading kids to better themselves while showing them what FFA is all about.  She is the Greenville FFA Chapter President and the Section 19 President and has many responsibilities but she feels this is a good thing.  Their chapter has ranked highly in the state and received several different awards.  They have good judging teams and work very hard at their events. Kayley said FFA teaches leadership, how to work with people, and how to be more personable. 


CHAMBER BASEBALL LUNCHEON TO FEATURE FORMER CARDINALS PITCHER

Danny Cox, a member of the 1985 and 1987 St. Louis Cardinals World Series teams, is the featured guest at the 2nd Annual Greenville Chamber of Commerce Baseball Luncheon, Wednesday, April 24.  The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m., in the Donnewald Distributing meeting room and will be catered by Wes Pourchot.  Danny Cox will meet fans and sign autographs prior to the question and answer format program which should end by 1:00 p.m.  Ticket information will be available soon.  For more information, call the Chamber office at 664-9272.

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OBITUARIES

Corporal Aaron J. Ripperda

Corporal Aaron J. Ripperda, age 26, of Marine, passed away Monday, March 18, in Hawthorne, Nevada.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, April 3, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, in Carlyle.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 – 9:15 a.m., at the Meridith Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warriors Project or Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

D. Marvin Freeman

D. Marvin Freeman, age 73, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Wednesday, March 27, at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m., at Young Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Noffsinger Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Durra Cemetery, Noffsinger Cemetery, Siteman Cancer Center, or Bond County Hospice.

Johnnie Williams

Johnnie Williams, age 76, of Coffeen, passed away Tuesday, March 26, at Hillsboro Area Hospital.  Funeral services are Saturday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen.  Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery.  Friends may call on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.

Leonard L. “Lenny” Messerli

Leonard L. “Lenny” Messerli, age 66, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, March 27, at Relais Bonne Eau in Edwardsville.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


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